AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

It's been a tough week for Vancouver Whitecaps, but at least not a pointless one. We look back at the Canadian Championship loss to Cavalry and the hard-fought goalless MLS draw in Minnesota, chat about the clear problems present, the messages sent, and what this Whitecaps team are going to look like for the rest of the season.

We have an in-depth chat with 'Caps head coach Marc Dos Santos about his future plans for turning the team around, from this transfer window to what promises to be an intense offseason ahead.

We also chat with Whitecaps striker Theo Bair about breaking into the first team and heading off the MLS Homegrown game, and talk to two Cavalry FC members with Whitecaps connections - Martin Nash and Marco Carducci. Plus we look at the week's action around MLS and Vanilla Muffins return in Wavelength.

Despite the doom and gloom surrounding the 'Caps we have another fun filled show for you. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

04.29: Vancouver Whitecaps v Cavalry FC - where did it all go wrong?
18.02: Martin Nash interview and Cavalry discussion
26.40: Marco Carducci interview
34.06: More Whitecaps chat - the Minnesota match, the problems abounding, the messages sent, and what lies ahead this season
57.09: Marc Dos Santos interview and planning the Whitecaps' future
93.18: Reasons To Be Cheerful
99.05: MLS chat
110.45: Theo Bair interview and discussion
118.11: Wavelength - Vanilla Muffins - The Drug Is Football
122..21: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

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Are you hanging tough? Vancouver Whitecaps are certainly in it tough and when the going gets touch the AFTN Soccer Show gets better, and longer, and we're back this week with an absolutely jam packed two and a half hour affair!

There's no doubting Marc Dos Santos has his work cut out to get this Whitecaps team up to a serious playoff contender and Saturday's latest loss to San Jose showed the gap between themselves and teams they should be beating, especially at home. We pick over the bones of the game, hear from both head coaches, and ponder where the 'Caps go from here.

We also look ahead to the Cavalry FC game in the Canadian Championship on Wednesday and hear from MDS on his thoughts after the first leg. AFTN's Calgary correspondent Scott Strasser joins us to chat about the Cavs season and what he expects from them in this second leg.

Plus we chat with MLS record goalscorer Chris Wondolowski, the Quakes' former Whitecap Shea Salinas, and hear from Zlatan after the LA derby. There's also lots of MLS chat and Ivor Cutler makes his first appearance in Wavelength.

Despite the doom and gloom surrounding the 'Caps we have another fun filled show for you. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

03.41: Vancouver Whitecaps v San Jose Earthquakes match analysis
18.54: Coaches audio
25.24: More Whitecaps chat about current woes and fan reaction
48.05: Whitecaps 2019 v 2011 chat
52.17: Shea Salinas interview
57.01: What's next for MDS and the 'Caps?
65.43: Whitecaps 1979 Soccer Bowl season
70.25: LA derby chat and Zlatan Ibrahimovic audio
82.26: MLS chat and Chris Wondolowski interview
93.26: Cavalry FC Canadian Championship preview - with Marc Dos Santos audio
106.12: Scott Strasser interview and Cavalry FC and CPL discussion
131.42: Wavelength - Ivor Cutler - Pass The Ball Jim
135.20: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

Vancouver Whitecaps are in a mess. Or are a mess. Or maybe both. Forget Friday the 13th, Saturday the 13th was a day to avoid for them, with no luck to be found at BC Place.

We pick over the bones of the 'Caps' third straight loss in a row, a 3-0 home defeat to Sporting Kansas City. We look at where the Whitecaps go from here, the defensive deficiencies, and the lack of attack, plus hear Marc Dos Santos' thoughts on it all ahead of two tough games this week.

We also hear SKC head coach Peter Vermes' thoughts on the match and the Whitecaps, look around the happenings in MLS, and get a chat with the man, KC's Scottish forward Johnny Russell about life in the league, whether Sporting can launch a late push for the playoffs, and his thoughts on the new Scotland boss Steve Clarke.

Plus we delve into the farcical new rules for CONCACAF 2022 World Cup qualifying and Helen Love is back in this week's Wavelength.

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

05.23: Vancouver Whitecaps v Sporting KC analysis - with Marc Dos Santos audio
29.36: Doneil Henry audio and Whitecaps defence chat
40.45: Peter Vermes audio
47.04: What now for the Whitecaps?
63.16: MLS chat
65.39: Johnny Russell interview and discussion
76.38: More MLS chat and ESPN MLS players survey
84.44: Whitecaps 1979 Soccer Bowl season
89.20: CONCACAF World Cup 2022 qualifying chat
102.28: Wavelength - Helen Love - There's A Boy From Wales Called Gareth Bale
107.08: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

The AFTN Soccer Show is back for another helping, but it would have been nice to come back with some more upbeat news to talk about.

In the latest episode Steve, Zach, and Gideon chat about Vancouver Whitecaps’ dismantling by LAFC and the other news from Whitecapsland in the past week, plus they look ahead, with a mixture of excitement and trepidation at the midweek trip to CPL standouts Cavalry FC in the Canadian Championship.

It’s a banana skin waiting to happen and we catch up with the man that hopes to keep the ‘Caps at bay, former Whitecap Marco Carducci.

All this plus lots of Canadian men’s and women’s national team, MLS, and Gold Cup chat. Plus Wavelength returns with a song from 1998.