AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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It's been a while, but we're back! Refreshed and rested after a little break, the AFTN Soccer Podcast is ready and raring to go for what will be an incredibly busy month of August for Vancouver Whitecaps.

'Caps coach Carl Robinson talks about the packed month ahead. How will he prioritise the three competitions Vancouver find themselves in? How much squad rotation will there be? What's the chances of additions to the squad? And how does he approach playing Seattle Sounders twice in the space of five days? However he does it, it'll be double the fun.

We’re also joined by Harjeet Johal to talk all things Whitecaps and we hear from Russell Teibert about playing in his second MLS Homegrown game during All-Star Week under coach Landon Donovan and Mauro Rosales looks back on his first goal as a Whitecap and his latest injury.

And there's still time for Robert Earnshaw to talk about his career and his Whitecaps "Teammates".

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The 2015 Women’s World Cup is over. It’s written in the history books now, but we want to wave it one final goodbye with a special wrap up show that also takes a look at the future for both the Canadian men and women’s national teams.

We’re joined by the well-travelled Harjeet Johal to look back at the tournament. Was it a success all round? Did the right team win? What now for the women’s game in terms of coverage and play? We look at all this and more.

Next up we hear from the American side with SI.com senior writer Grant Wahl who was all over this land covering the tournament for Fox Sports. Grant looks back on the win for the US, what it will mean for both the national team and domestic game moving forward and his love of Canada and how they hosted.

And there’s still time to not just look back, but to look to the future, the rather immediate future, as we’re joined by CanadianSoccerNews.com and MLSSoccer.com writer Daniel Squizzato, while he still had some sanity left after watching Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux win a World Cup on Canadian turf!

We chat with Squizz about this month’s Gold Cup. What kind of health are Canada in? Do they realistically have a shot at this thing? Is a US v Mexico final already written in the stars?

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It's been a fun month, but all good things must come to an end and that is sadly true of the 2015 Women's World Cup.

The tournament came to an end in Vancouver on Sunday as the US steamrollered Japan, and the defending champions didn't know what had hit them in those opening 16 minutes.

It ended with the US lifting their third Women's World Cup trophy and the celebrations began at BC Place and continued the following day at the special Fox Sports studios in Vancouver. And AFTN was there to capture some of the post tournament joy for you.

In our penultimate WWC special podcast, we're all about the World Cup winners this episode as we chat with some of the key members of the US Women's National Team.

We kick things off with the Final's hat-trick heroine Carli Lloyd as she talks about it all sinking in, waking up to be front page news and going back to club football after all that.

We also catch up with a couple of the USWNT old guard, strikers Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach about the win, the legacy and the team. We also hear from victorious mother Judy Wambach about like watching your famous daughter play.

It's a case of out with the old and in with the new as we catch up with one of the US squad's players of the future, defender Julie Johnston. How did she feel her own personal tournament was, how inspiring were the 1999 winning team and did her conceding a penalty in the semi-final actually kickstart the team on to a win?!

And there's still time to end the episode with an American hero but a Canadian villain, BC born striker Sydney Leroux. An emotional Leroux talks about winning a World Cup in her home country, the struggles and abuse she's had after leaving that country and what lies in store for her.

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