AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

The AFTN football/soccer podcast about Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer (MLS)

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The future is looking very bright if you're a fan of Vancouver Whitecaps or the Canadian national team. If you're a fan of both, well then, you're being spoiled right now aren't you?!

Canada's current crop of talent got the latest round of their World Cup qualification quest off to the perfect start with a 1-0 win over Honduras in Vancouver on Friday night.

We look back at the highs and the lows from the victory and ponder what may lie ahead in the group and in terms of where the next home games will be played.

It's exciting times for both Voyageurs and players alike and we catch up with one of the latest to commit to Canada, Glasgow Rangers right winger/right back Fraser Aird. We chat about his tough decision on his international future and about life at one of the Old Firm giants.

Turning our attention from country to club, we look at the offseason plans and moves for the Whitecaps? Can they keep their top talent like goalkeeper David Ousted? Will some veterans move on? How can the new pieces fit in to the current make up of the team?

We chat with veteran midfielder Mauro Rosales and second year centre back Christian Dean about the season just past and what may lie in the future for both of them.

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Well that's it all over for another season. Exciting along the way but disappointing at the very end. That was Vancouver Whitecaps year.

A 2-0 loss to Portland Timbers in their Western Conference Semi-final second leg match at BC Place on Sunday evening brought the 'Caps season to a sudden stop.

We look back at the game, the few highs and the larger woes, and hear from both coaches, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and Portland's Caleb Porter.

Just what went wrong, which players simply didn't rise to the occasion and what does this season do to set the 'Caps up moving forward and what changes do they need to make to take that next step?

But there's still another game to come at BC Place this week. The Canadian men's national team are in town to face Honduras on Friday. We take a quick look ahead to that World Cup qualifier and hear the thoughts for Whitecaps President, and former Canadian player and manager, Bobby Lenarduzzi.

And there's still time for a quick look at some more successful Canadian sides this weekend - the Ottawa Fury and the UBC Thunderbirds. Even Steve Nash has a few things to say to us.

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The hours are slowly, very slowly, ticking down until Sunday's Western Conference semi-final second leg between Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers. So let AFTN help you kill some time while you're waiting for kick off with all the pregame build up you need for the clash between the Cascadian rivals.

We hear from both coaches, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and Portland's Caleb Porter, ahead of the game. What did they learn from last week's first leg? Who's fit and ready to go? And can there be any surprises between two teams that know each other so well?

Robbo also chats to us about the excitement of knockout Cup ties throughout his career and shares his thoughts on two legged semi-final series.

One of the men who looks fit, ready and raring to go is Whitecaps captain Pedro Morales and he updates us on how he's feeling with less than two days to go.

But one player who is definitely ruled out of Sunday's game is Vancouver centre back Pa Modou Kah. We sit down with the Gambian for a lengthy chat about his first season with the 'Caps and his current injury status. Kah talks about making the move and settling into Vancouver, his fellow centre backs Kendall Waston and Tim Parker, what he brings to the locker rooms, his recent gift of rings to all staff, his future plans and more.

We also hear from Robbo on his veteran defender and what he feels he brings to the Whitecaps, whether he's playing or not.

And there's still time to hear from Morales and Kekuta Manneh about their favourite jam.

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It's POvember!

PlayOff November. Get it? Ok, that's pretty bad, but we've thought of it and we're sticking with it. Anyhoo, it's the playoffs baby!

Vancouver Whitecaps are hopefully 90 minutes away from their first MLS Western Conference final following a semi-final first leg 0-0 draw in Portland on Sunday. With everything still to play for, we look back at the game and hear from both coaches - Vancouver's Carl Robinson and Portland's Caleb Porter.

The Whitecaps season has most definitely been built on a solid defensive footing and one player who has certainly played his part in that is rookie centre back Tim Parker. We talk with the American about his debut season in MLS, his development, his first playoff experience and his hopes of playing for the US national team.

And talking of rookies, there's still time to hear from Canadian international, and likely MLS Rookie of the Year, Cyle Larin, who chats about his first season as a pro in MLS, what he's learned with Orlando City and looking ahead to next week's big World Cup qualifier in Vancouver, as Canada take on Honduras.

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