AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

Vancouver Whitecaps training camp has begun!

It's all change, and with new faces coming every couple of days, it's been a busy week and promises a busy spell coming up as well. We look at the official new arrivals, the rumoured ones, and the other big Whitecaps news of the week.

Plus we bring you three interviews from the week one of camp, all with a defensive bent, as we sit down for chats with centre back Doneil Henry, goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau, and draft pick Brendan McDonough.

All this, plus the MLS and CPL News of the Week, and Helen Love are this week's Wavelength band.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

05.14: Whitecaps training camp has begun!
12.44: Maxime Crepeau interview and 'Caps keeper chat
28.38: Doneil Henry interview and centre back chat
44.06: Brendan McDonough interview
54.24: Whitecaps News of the Week - new arrivals, Blondell departs, transfer rumours, hoop strip
81.37: MLS News of the Week
88.20: Canadian Premier League chat
96.36: Wavelength - Helen Love - Cardiff City Superstars
100.42: BC Soccerweb headlines - football news from around the world

The offseason is officially over and the preseason is underway. Vancouver Whitecaps head back to the pitch as their preseason training camp begins. With a new head coach and (some) new players, what can we expect? Excitement hopefully, and we're here to help add to that.

The bring you the Whitecaps news of the week as we look at some transfer rumours, break some ourselves, and look at some done deals. One such deal is that of Canadian international centre back Derek Cornelius coming to Vancouver and we chat with the latest Whitecap about his transfer and what he's expecting in his first season in MLS.

We also look at Nick Dasovic's appointment as U23 head coach, chat Canadian Premier League, football chants, MLS, and more.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

05.40: The Whitecaps Are Back!
10.45: Derek Cornelius interview and chat
27.22: Whitecaps News of the Week - signing rumours, done deals, and Nick Dasovic's U23 appointment,
53.45: Football chants chat - what makes a good one and what are some of your favourites?
71.45: MLS News of the Week
78.24: Canadian Premier League chat
100.41: Wavelength - "Funky" Lol Ross - Leyton Orient Scored More Goals Than Any Other Fourth Division Team In 88/89
106..08: BC Soccerweb headlines - football news from around the world

What an action packed week in Whitecapsland! Okay, it wasn't, but we have to have you believe that we've got lots to talk about in this week's AFTN Soccer Show!

Although strangely we do, as we look at the newest Whitecap, draft pick Brendan McDonough, hear some thoughts from head coach Marc Dos Santos as he continues to try to build his first 'Caps squad, and look at the schedule and new kit leak details that came out last week.

We also look at the MLS draft and discuss the future of it, hear from BC boy Callum Montgomery after being picked 4th overall by FC Dallas, talk about the ridiculous new-look Canadian Championship, and bring you some Canadian PL and Pacific FC news amongst other things.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

10.10: Whitecaps News of the Week - McDonough drafted, MDS talks squad building, player gossip, fixture list, new kit leak
47.10: MLS SuperDraft chat and Callum Montgomery audio
61.23: Canadian Premier League chat
70.23 Wavelength - Frank Sidebottom - Manchester City Medley
78.16: BC Soccerweb headlines - football news from around the world
88.02: The awful new-look Canadian Championship chat

Jan 7th, 2019 by aftn at 4:03 am

It's been a quite start to the New Year in Whitecapsland, but the rest of MLS has seen a lot of transfer action, as we look at in a slightly shorter show this week.

We look back at some of the MLS stories from the past week, bring you some Whitecaps gossip, look ahead to Friday's draft, and look at what New Year's resolutions the 'Caps should make for the season ahead. Plus we bring you some Pacific FC CPL signing news.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

11.00: MLS News of the Week - RIP Sigi, Brek Shea signed!, Kei Kamara "shocked", appointments and additions galore
26.36: Whitecaps News of the Week - Will we be drafting? Will we be signing? Where is Greg Anderson flying off to?
53.47: Wavelength - Suggs and Chelsea '95 - Blue Day
60.35: BC Soccerweb headlines - football news from around the world
73.19: Pacific FC signing news

Happy New Year and 'Lang May Yer Lum Reek', as we say in Scotland. We hope you've all had an enjoyable festive period and we want to wish you a happy and healthy 2019. Thanks for all your support of AFTN in 2018. We've a lot of new and exciting things planned for the coming year, so stay tuned!

And what better way to kick of the new year than with the latest episode of the AFTN Soccer Show?!

We sit down for a lengthy chat with former Canadian Women's national team player, and new Vancouver Whitecaps Super REX Elite Girls head coach Rhian Wilkinson to talk about her new role, the recent U17 World Cup in Uruguay, Canada's chances at this summer's Women's World Cup in France, the Ballon d'Or twerking controversy, and more.

Plus we hear from FC Cincinnati head coach Alan Koch after last month's expansion draft, as he prepares for his side's first season in MLS, and we chat with Colorado Rapids Scottish winger Sam Nicholson about life in MLS so far, and what tempted him to leave the Scottish Premier League for the US at such an early stage of his career.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

03.08: Rhian Wilkinson interview
30.50: Wavelength - The Exiles - The One And Only Peter Beardsley
36.44: Alan Koch audio and FC Cincinnati chat
52.19: Sam Nicholson interview