AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

Another busy week for Vancouver Whitecaps is in the history books. Lots of travel, lots of goals, and a four point haul from two matches was the end result and we look back at it all in this week's show.

We delve into the good, the bad, and the ugly from the draw at New York Red Bulls and the home win against FC Dallas. Some good results but there's still a lot of concerns around the team's passing, creativity, and the amount of shots they're giving up, not to mention the mounting injuries as TFC head to town on Friday.

We round-up what's been a busy week around MLS, look at one of the big talking points around the league this season - travel and charter flights - and bring you some thoughts on that from Philadelphia Union's Alejandro Bedoya.

We also chat with Dallas' Nanaimo born draft pick Callum Montgomery about the difficulties of integrating young players into the current 'Caps team, talk CPL and USL League 2, continue our 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl celebrations, and Ed Banger is in our Wavelength section.

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

02.53: Vancouver Whitecaps v NYRB and Dallas match analysis and a look as some 'Caps concerns
39.28: A quick look ahead to TFC and the upcoming problems caused by the Gold Cup
51.14: MLS Week in Review including charters chat with Alejandro Bedoya
70.25: 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl celebrations continue
75.19: CPL and USL league 2 round-up
83.32: Callum Montgomery interview
88.42: Wavelength - Ed Banger - Kinell Tommy
94.55: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

From back to back to back to the earth with a bump. That's the difference a week in MLS makes.

Vancouver Whitecaps' busy month continued, with a loss at home to Atlanta United and a hard fought draw in Kansas City. We look back at some of the good, the bad, and the ugly moments from those matches, and look ahead to the midweek trip to face New York Red Bulls before returning home to face Dallas.

We round-up what's been an even busier week around MLS and bring you some audio from the new all-time leading scorer in the league, a very happy and humble Chris Wondolowski.

We also chat with Marc Dos Santos about the difficulties of integrating young players into the current 'Caps team, talk CPL and USL League 2, continue our 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl celebrations, and I, Ludicrous are back in our Wavelength section.

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

03.46: Vancouver Whitecaps v Atlanta and Kansas City match analysis
30.17: Marc Dos Santos talks integrating young players
35.44: A quick look ahead to NYRB and Dallas games
47.35: MLS Week in Review including audio from record breaker Chris Wondolowski
65.30: 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl celebrations continue
69.05: CPL and USL league 2 round-up
85.54: Wavelength - I, Ludicrous - The Highland League
92.25: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

Back to back wins certainly puts a spring in our step. As does the veritable feast of football that we had around this world this past week. And we talk about a lot of it in this week's show.

We kick things off with an analysis of Vancouver Whitecaps' 1-0 win over Portland Timbers in MLS action on Friday night. A great defensive display that saw the 'Caps, temporarily at least, move into the playoff places, but most certainly now in the mix. We look at the good, the bad, and the ugly from the match, the supporters walkout, and the concerns the team still give us.

Our feature interview this week is with Whitecaps defender Ali Adnan, as we sit down with the Iraqi international to talk about his footballing life so far, from playing football as a little boy in Iraq to his footballing family, the moves to Turkey and Italy, and now to MLS.

We also chat with Marc Dos Santos about technology in the modern game and MLS managers complaining, to Will Cromack about the new TSS Rovers season, continue our 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl celebrations, and more!

It's the second Cascadia derby of the season for Vancouver Whitecaps on Friday as the great unwashed hordes from Portland descend on BC Place. Can the 'Caps cut the Timbers down to size or will this be another poor derby outing at home?

Joe, Nick, and Peter are back with AFTN's latest preview podcast as they look ahead to the match. Both teams head into the game on the back of wins, with Portland starting to find their groove with three victories now on the bounce. Can the 'Caps stop their deadly attack and take advantage of their leaky defence? Will MDS go for an unchanged line-up or make some tweaks? And is Fredy Montero now about to go on one of his goalscoring streaks?

All this and more are discussed, so have a listen!

Just as a PSA, the sound for the initial couple of minutes of this episode is a little off with the levels but that's quickly rectified.

Another busy week is in the book and it was a rare winning one for Vancouver Whitecaps. At least on the pitch.

Thankfully the 'Caps didn't have to send out any Mayday cries for help from Colorado, although they were made to work hard in their 2-1 win over the Rapids. We look back at that match, the main talking points coming out of it for the team and individual players, and have a quick look ahead to Portland coming to town on Friday night.

We also catch up with Whitecaps right back Scott Sutter who took in Pacific FC's first ever match last weekend. We get his thoughts on the CPL, his friendships with Pacific head coach Michael Silberbauer and co-owner Josh Simpson, and chat about his own coaching plans and how it's making him look at games a little bit differently.

We also look at the continuing scandals surround the Whitecaps off the pitch, plus we continue our 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl celebrations, look at the annoyance that was VAR in MLS this week, and Football Violence Awareness Month wraps up with The Men They Couldn't Hang in our latest Wavelength section.

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

02.39: Colorado Rapids v Vancouver Whitecaps match analysis
27.37: A quick look ahead to Portland's visit
36.00: Scott Sutter interview
41.27: Canadian Premier League chat
57.41: The Whitecaps women's team abuse allegations
82.24: 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl celebrations continue
86.53: MLS Week in Review - aka the weekend of VAR
105.45: Wavelength - The Men They Couldn't Hang - Rosettes
110.21: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

The basement bowl is coming to a stadium near you. Well near you if you live in say Denver. It's another helping of Friday night lights this week as Vancouver Whitecaps head to the altitude of Colorado to face the Rapids.

Joe, Nick, Gideon,and Peter are back with AFTN's latest preview podcast as they look ahead to the match. Can either team find some form and get out of their slump? Who will pick up the attacking play for the Whitecaps with Yordy Reyna missing for at least a month with a hamstring injury? Will Kei Kamara have a fired up field day against his former team to send a message?

This was recorded before the sacking of Colorado's Anthony Hudson, but all of the above and more are discussed in their look ahead to the match.

The guys also have a look back at their experience in Victoria on Sunday when they attended Pacific FC's inaugural match and tell the story about how they saved Canadian soccer!

And it amongst all the chat, Do You Know Who I Am? returns, with a double helping, and which band would you associate with each of our podcast team? Have a listen and find out!