AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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It's been a busy few days in Whitecapsland as the various incarnations of Vancouver Whitecaps played four games over two days and came away with just one win, two draws and a loss.

The defeat came in MLS action on Saturday night where referee Dave Gantar gave the impression that he wanted to be the centre of attention. Whether he did or not, he became it anyway.

We look back at just what went wrong in the Caps' 2-1 loss to DC and get the thoughts of both coaches, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and DC's Ben Olsen, along with Whitecaps captain Pedro Morales and goalkeeping rock David Ousted.

We also have some exclusive chats from the victorious DC United locker room as we hear from debutant sub keeper Travis Worra, matchwinner Chris Rolfe and Perry Kitchen, and we talk with Kofi Opare about the game and the chances of him suiting up for the Canadian national team.

Turning our attention to USL action, we take a brief look at WFC2's 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders 2 on Sunday and hear from coach Alan Koch, goalscorer Robert Earnshaw and captain Tim Parker.

And there's still time to have an extended one on one chat with S2 head coach Ezra Hendrickson about the game, his team's season so far and just how Seattle are looking to use their USL side.

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Two home matches for Whitecaps fans to look forward to this weekend for the first time since the new USL side came into being. A busy weekend, a packed weekend and AFTN has you covered with it all.

It's a battle of West v East at BC Place on Saturday evening when DC United come to Vancouver. We take a look ahead to the game, the key players and what line-up we might see the 'Caps going with. Will DC attack or defend? How can you leave Darren Mattocks out? Will the wee winger Cristian Techera be on from the start?

We get the thoughts of Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson and hear from Vancouver players Russell Teibert, Pedro Morales and Mauro Rosales, along with DC United defender Taylor Kemp.

With Vancouver's defensive spine being a key component to their early season success, we have an indepth chat with one of the main factors behind that, Argentine defensive midfielder Matias Laba, about him finally being a fully fledged Whitecaps, the season so far and what lies ahead.

Our popular "Teammates" section returns and we bring you our first WFC2 one, with Residency alumni and Canadian international, Jackson Farmer. If you're still unfamiliar with some of the USL squad, Jackson's home truths will put you right!

And there's still time to look ahead to the USL Cascadian derby this weekend as Sounders 2 come to UBC to take on WFC2 on Sunday.

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Is there anything better than spending a sunny Sunday at the football?

Well, watching your team win, but apart from that, Vancouver Whitecaps' USL home opener was finally upon us and it was a beautiful day.

All that was missing was that win, as WFC2 and TFC2 drew 1-1, but coming on the back of the 'Caps winning 1-0 at RSL on Saturday night, it was a pretty pleasing four point weekend.

We look over the win in Salt Lake. Some new tactics on display from the 'Caps and we're not just talking about Darren Mattocks hitting the target. But a lot of positives to come from the game, along with a couple of concerns.

Then we turn out attentions to WFC2 and we hear from both coaches, Vancouver's Alan Koch and Toronto's Jason Bent, about the game and their respective team's seasons so far.

We also catch up with WFC2 goalscorer Caleb Clarke and captain Tyler Rosenlund after the game to talk about the performance, the first five games and team chemistry.

And there's still time for a couple of exclusive chats with some familiar faces, two homegrown products, goalkeeper Marco Carducci and Ben McKendry. We talk to the two Residency alumni about the USL home opener, their seasons so far, what lies ahead for them this year and what they need to show to break into the MLS reckoning.

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Ladies and gentlemen, a big hand for your MLS leading Vancouver Whitecaps.

Five games in and top of the pile. A very happy Easter indeed. Eggscellent you could say.

But enough of the yolks, it's episode 104 of "There's Still Time", the AFTN podcast and it's our LA postgame show.

We look back over the Whitecaps' masterful performance with the help of special guest Harjeet Johal. Who stood out? Who had more ball touches than Diego Rodriguez? When will Octavio Rivero be heading for the English Premiership? How jealous are TFC fans of the 'Caps start? All that and much more.

We also hear the postgame thoughts from both coaches, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and LA's Bruce Arena, and there audio galore from both locker rooms.

From the joyous Whitecaps, we hear from clean sheet merchant David Ousted, stellar defender Kendall Waston, goalscorer Kekuta Manneh and El Capitan Pedro Morales.

And what would a post LA game podcast be without hearing from the man that is Mr Soundbite himself, Robbie Keane?! The Irish striker doesn't let us down again and we also hear from a very down sounding AJ DeLaGarza and the man who would be Zorro, Gyasi Zardes.

And there's still time to look ahead to Wednesday's game against Columbus and how WFC2 have fared in the USL season so far.

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