AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

The AFTN football/soccer podcast primarily about Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and the Canadian Premier League with lots of interviews and fun segments thrown in.

The Whitecaps quest to remain unbeaten all season remains intact!

A 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo sees a perfect first month in charge of the Caps for Carl Robinson.

We pick over the bones of the games and hear audio from both head coaches, Carl Robinson and Dominic Kinnear, as well as soundbites from both dressing rooms.

What Caps players excelled? Who still needs to work on their game? And how is Andy O'Brien's, um, middle?

We also take a look at Houston and how we see them fitting in to the Eastern playoff race.

And there's still time to bring you a Residency round up from Saturday.

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Houston Dynamo are heading to BC Place on Saturday afternoon in what will be a tough game for Vancouver Whitecaps.

The AFTN crew look ahead to the battle of the two unbeaten sides. Who will be the key players? What changes with the Whitecaps make? How will the Dynamo cope in their first road game of the season? And what Whitecaps will turn up this week? All this and much more are discussed.

We're joined by two guests this week. Whitecaps assistant coach Gordon Forrest talks about the challenge that the Dynamo pose and a man who knows Houston very well, Total MLS managing editor and Dynamo beat writer Dustyn Richardson.

And there's still time for Predictapooch to weigh in with his prediction for the game.

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Still undefeated but the cracks are starting to show. We pick over the bones of Vancouver Whitecaps' 0-0 draw with New England Revolution at the weekend.

What has happened to the Caps' midfield creativity? What's up with Nigel Reo-Coker? Did the team miss the absence of Jay DeMerit? And what changes should Carl Robinson make for the next game against Houston?

There's a lot more talking points too and we take a look back at all of the Week 3 MLS action.

And there's still time, a lot of time, for this week's big interview as we have a comprehensive chat with's Dan Conover about everything Charleston Battery.

How is the affiliation working out? Which of the eight guys that the Caps have sent down are standing out so far? How important is the appointment of new assistant coach Troy Lesesne? Will we see them in the US Open Cup? And do the Battery hold any MLS aspirations of their own?

All this and more in the latest episode. Have a listen!

Vancouver Whitecaps are back on the road and looking to put in a better performance than last week's draw with ten man Chivas USA.

The AFTN team preview the game out east in Foxborough with the help of Revs reporter and co-founder of NE Soccer Today Sean Donahue (@SeanLDonahue on Twitter).

Sean looks at the Revs winless start to the new season, what may lie behind it, discusses the latest in the Jose Goncalves contract situation, and a lot more besides.

Who are the danger men that the Whitecaps need to watch out for? What are the keys to both team's success? Will Carl Robinson make any line up changes? That's all discussed here and Carl Robinson shares some of this thoughts ahead of the game.

And there's still time for Predictapooch to cast his wily paws over the weekend's action. He's 100% for the season, but after a toy picking calamity, which ball will he select this week?

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Chivas v Vancouver Whitecaps. An uninspiring game that produced several talking points. And we're here to cover as many of them as we can.

Episode 48 of "There's Still Time" is a Chivas post game special. Michael and Steve look at all the game's talking points from the two goals to the controversial first half sending off.

How unlucky were Chivas not to come away with all three points? How did it take one sub to change the game almost single handed? And what happened to that attacking style and flair that we saw in week one and was promised on the road?

A lot of questions and a lot more besides.

We try and answer as many as we can and look at all of the Week 2 action in MLS.

And there's still time to turn our attention to more local matters, as we chat with UBC Thunderbirds head coach Mike Mosher after his team's latest victory over cross city rivals SFU. We look at the win and the recent back to back Championship win and bring you news of what Thunderbirds will be playing for the Whitecaps U23's this summer.

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Vancouver Whitecaps are hitting the road and looking to build on their Week One success against Chivas USA.

The AFTN team preview the game down in Carson with the help of managing editor of The Goat Parade blog and contributing editor Alicia Rodriguez.

Alicia tells us about the busy off the field happening with Chivas these past few months and what we can expect this season from the on field product. Are the Goats going to be on the move and what will they even be called this time next year?

Who are the danger men that the Whitecaps need to watch out for? How should the Whitecaps line up? Will Carl Robinson spring any line up surprises? That's all discussed here and Carl Robinson shares some of this thought on the game.

And there's still time for Predictapooch to cast his wily paws over the weekend's action. Which ball will he select this week?

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Days have passed and the full impact of Vancouver Whitecaps emphatic 4-1 win over New York has had time to sink in.

In Episode 46 of "There's Still Time" we talk to Caps head coach Carl Robinson about his first win as a manager, the team's performance and tempering expectations. We also look at the new post game training initiative he's introduced and Carl tells us who won the fashion stakes between himself and Mike Petke.

Steven Beitashour then joins us for his first appearance on the podcast. The Caps new right back talks about Saturday's win, the role the veterans have in the squad and just how good this team could be this season. And despite being attacked by a bee, Steven discusses why he's not getting carried away by the thought of appearing at the World Cup, despite everyone asking him about it!

There's a new, yet familiar face at training this week, with Residency alumni Brody Huitema back from Duke University on spring break. Brody talks to us about his first season in the NCAA, the differences he's found in the college game, how the Residency helped him prepare for his college career and returning to train with the Caps.

And there's still time to round up a busy first week of MLS action.

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Vancouver Whitecaps made it four MLS First Kick wins out of four with an emphatic dismantling of New York Red Bulls on Saturday afternoon.

Our first post game podcast of the new season takes a look at the day's events with the help of guest Liviu Bird, a contributor at

Kenny Miller's brace, the South American show of wonder, Carl Robinson's winning start as coach and his new post game routine. Is Darren Mattocks the new Missi? What about the replacement refs? And just what does all this mean to the Whitecaps for the season ahead? They're all discussed here.

And there's still time to have a look at how we think the Western Conference might shape up this year.

There's a few mic glitches at times during the podcast but we hope that doesn't spoil your enjoyment too much, so have a listen!

First Kick 2014 is just around the MLS corner and with it bring us expanding our podcast.

We did a number of post game shows last year, which we'll be continuing this season, and we're now also adding a weekly preview show.

Hosted by Steve Pandher, with a rotating selection of co-hosts, we kick off the first show in the company of AFTN writer Aaron Campbell and Curva Collective's Zachary Meisenheimer.

This week's panel look ahead to Vancouver Whitecaps' opening match of the season against New York Red Bulls. Who will play, who will miss out and most importantly, who will win and how do they see the game going?

There's all the latest news and analysis from the week's events in Whitecapsland as well and some audio from head coach Carl Robinson, along with a bit of a Vancouver season preview as to what we may see this year.

And there's still time for my section, 'Trio Time', and the eagerly awaited return of Predict-a-pooch.

Preseason is over and the countdown to First Kick off is on.

Vancouver Whitecaps head into the new season as Champions. Well of the Rose City Invitational tournament and there didn't even seem to be a trophy, but still....

We look back at the last game, a draw with Portland, what could be taken out of the tournament on the whole, and hear some thoughts from head coach Carl Robinson.

With the soon to be announced signing of attacking midfielder Pedro Morales, a midfield battle royale awaits and only the strong will survive. We look at the battle ahead and chat to one of the players hoping to come through it unscathed, Russell Teibert.

There are other battles out there too and one of them will be up front. The main man is Kenny Miller and we have a long chat with the Designated Player about his time in MLS so far, his injury troubles and his hopes for the team for the new season.

And there's still time to tell you about our new preview podcast which begins on Friday.

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