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.

So it turns out that cheaters actually DO prosper. At least in MLS under PRO referees they do.

Vancouver Whitecaps' 1-0 loss to D.C. United, thanks to a dodgy winning penalty call, is a hard one to take. At least we now know what the D.C. aspect of the team stands for. But it wasn't all just down to that one call. The 'Caps did enough to win the game and their finishing, good goalkeeping, and the woodwork, all conspired to prevent that from happening.

We look back at all the big talking points from the match and hear the thoughts of both coach, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and D.C.'s Ben Olsen [15:57]. We also chat with the Man of the Match, D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid and centre back Steve Birnbaum [53:04].

But the 'Caps have to put all of that behind them as they have a big game coming up this week with a Canadian Championship semi-final second leg in Montreal. We look back at the first leg, ponder what to expect from the second, and hear from two WFC2 players that made their competitive Whitecaps first team debuts last week - Dutch centre back Sem de Wit [73:32] and New Zealand defender Deklan Wynne [81:15].

And there's still time to look at the Whitecaps new training pitch and facility and hear the thoughts of Jordan Harvey, David Ousted, and Robbo on it and training on grass as opposed to turf [97:14] and have a quick look ahead to this Saturday's MLS match with Atlanta.

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May 22nd, 2017 by aftn at 2:40 am

The boys are back in town. Well men, but Thin Lizzy didn't sing that. And it was a case of men against boys for much of Saturday's match at BC Place as Vancouver Whitecaps came away with a 2-0 victory over the Western Conference leading Sporting Kansas City.

We look back at the 'Caps victory - the performance, the unchanged line-up for a fifth straight match, which players stood out, and which ones may need a rest. We bring you audio from both head coaches, Carl Robinson and Peter Vermes and ponder what we can take from the game moving forward.

We also talk with goalscoring hero Tim Parker after his first MLS goal, and hear from KC's Roger Espindoza after his horror challenge on Alphonso Davies (he's only 16 man).

There's also a look ahead to Tuesday's Canadian Championship clash with Montreal Impact, with some words from Robbo on the big game, plus I Ludicrous feature again in our Wavelength section, and lots more!

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It once was lost, but now, it's found. Amazing!

After some technical issues that prevented podcasts being produced for all CiTR radio shows last week, it was looking like the May 14th episode of the AFTN Soccer Show might be a special one that was only going to be heard live.

But thankfully the issues resolved themselves and we can now bring it to you. We appreciate some of the talk is now dated, but we felt it worthwhile to bring you it anyway. Listen if you want more 'Caps talk and skip to the more recent episodes if you don't!

In this episode we look back at Vancouver Whitecaps' loss in Houston, ahead to the game against Sporting Kansas City, and talk injuries, squad rotation, and a lot more.

We also chat TSS and some local soccer, and a lot more, including our popular Wavelength section, which this week features John MOuse.

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Football's coming home! Well Vancouver Whitecaps are anyway.

After a tough four game road stretch, the 'Caps will be back at BC Place next weekend, returning with six points from 12, a new formation, and a lot more promise than how things were looking at the start of April. They may have lost on Friday night to Houston, but it was a good performance and they should be heading home now with a bit of a spring in their step. And they need to be, as there's a lot of hard work ahead for them if they are to stay in the playoff places.

We look ahead to Saturday's game against the Western Conference leading Sporting Kansas City. Will there be a different formation? Who will come in and drop out? And will KC field a weaker team after their midweek exploits at home to Seattle? We get some clues as we hear from KC head coach Peter Vermes, defender Ike Opara, and Wednesday's hat-trick hero Gerso Fernandes

We also hear from WFC2 centre back Francis de Vries about his favourite books and chat with TSS Rovers head coach Colin Elmes about their start to their first PDL season.

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Another week, another away win for Vancouver Whitecaps. We could get used to this.

We look back at Friday night's win in Colorado. Who stood out, the plusses and minuses from the match, and how the 'Caps are looking in this tough stretch of the season. We also look ahead to the next match in Houston and what twists and turns may lie ahead for the next spell of the season.

Our player interview this week is the latest addition to WFC2, South African striker Nazeem Bartman. After a stellar college career, Bartman was selected in this year's MLS SuperDraft and is a very exciting prospect with a fascinating journey to the 'Caps. It's a great chat.

And there's still time to chat about the big Canadian Premier League news this weekend and Frank Sidebottom features in this week's Wavelength section.

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The new PDL season gets underway this weekend. To celebrate, we're bringing you an hour long PDL special.

We kick things off with a chat with the man running the league right now, PDL director Todd Eason (03:46 mark). We talk to Todd about the season ahead, the challenges facing the league from the likes of the NPSL and USL Third Division, where the PDL fits into the North American soccer landscape, the importance of bringing stability to the league, the part Canadian clubs play in the league's success, and a lot more.

Vancouver's newest PDL team kicks off their inaugural season on Friday. TSS FC Rovers may have a tough debut season ahead of them, but they've been doing everything right off the pitch to begin with.

We catch up with the two driving forces behind the team, Colin Elmes and Will Cromack (24:03), to chat a little bit about TSS' history, what they're hoping for this first season, the need for this pathway for local players, the supporters driven aspect of the club, and more.

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The derby games have been coming thick and fast for Vancouver Whitecaps this month. On the back of two Cascadia Cup clashes, the 'Caps headed east to take on Montreal in an all-Canadian clash, grabbing their first away win of the season in the process.

We look back at all the talking points from the game - the goals, the performance, the tactics, and all the highs and lows. Plus a look at the 'Caps ever-increasing injury woes and the latest salary news that came out this week.

And there's still time to have a look ahead to Friday night's game in Colorado, some WFC2 talk, and Half Man Half Biscuit feature again in this week's Wavelength section.

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