AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

Maxime Crepeau celebrated a very unique Sweet Sixteen on Saturday evening in San Jose, claiming the MLS record for the number of saves in a game. Imagine how bad Saturday could have gone for Vancouver Whitecaps if he hadn't.

It's a great personal achievement but a bad team one. We look back over the debacle and ponder just where it all went wrong. We lift the mood though with a very enjoyable chat with one of the newest Whitecaps, Tosaint Ricketts, as do a career so far retrospective with the striker, and boy, does he have some tales to tell.

Moving away from MLS, we turn our attention to the Canadian Premier League and bring you some interesting chats. First up is former Whitecap Ben Fisk, as we talk about his move to Pacific FC and the league in general. Plus we also chat with Pacific head coach Michael Silberbauer and Valour's Rob Gale about their respective seasons so far, the run-in, and what things need to change in the CPL for year two.

Plus there's the week's happenings in MLS, our latest Wavelength and BC Soccerweb headlines.

This show has strong language throughout and humour that may offend. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

04.00: San Jose v Vancouver Whitecaps match analysis and general 'Caps discussion
37.35: Tosaint Ricketts interview
51.40: Whitecaps Road to the 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl
56.23: Ben Fisk interview and Pacific FC/CPL discussion
79.30: Rob Gale interview and Valour FC discussion
92.40: Michael Silberbauer interview
106.33: Wavelength - Wardie Burns, Werd, & Butler - Sick Division
111.30: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

A second win to talk about in three games! The football gods are truly shining down on us now after all the doom and gloom we've had to bring you this year.

We look back at Vancouver Whitecaps' win over D.C. United and hear postgame from 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos and D.C.'s Wayne Rooney. Plus we chat one-on-one with D.C.'s latest addition, Ola Kamara about his return to MLS and his time in China.

Our feature interview this week is with Whitecaps goalkeeper and team union rep Zac MacMath, as we talk about the upcoming CBA negotiations, some of the key talking points that will come up in it, and of course, charter flights and player travel.

Plus we delve into this week's announced changes in the Whitecaps Front Office, Gideon chats with Brett Levis about the Whitecaps season and the potential of the CPL coming to Saskatchewan, and there's the latest Wavelength and BC Soccerweb headlines.

This show has strong language throughout and humour that may offend. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

03.02: Vancouver Whitecaps v DC United match analysis
21.16: Wayne Rooney postgame scrum
27.49: Ola Kamara interview
36.09: Whitecaps Front Office changes discussion
60.52: Zac MacMath interview and MLSPA CBA discussion
82.10: Whitecaps Road to the 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl
92.17: Brett Levis interview
100.03: Wavelength - KingJad - A Dedicated Follower Of Rangers
103.00: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

We knew it wouldn't last. Vancouver Whitecaps unbeaten run is over! It was only two games, but boy, what a couple of matches!

A Cascadia Cup loss to Portland means another trophy deserts the 'Caps this season. We look at the match and what has been a busy week of comings, goings, and rumours in Whitecapsland.

We sit down for a chat with 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos to talk about squad building, mistakes made, recruitment practices, and just how a club like Vancouver can compete with the big spenders of MLS.

It's been a week with a lot of news in MLS too. We delve into the weekend's matches, look at Wayne Rooney's imminent departure, how LA Galaxy seem to have manipulated MLS roster rules in their favour yet again, and we hear from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as he slates MLS refs and the playoff system.

All this plus we look at the week's Canadian Championship action, discuss the current set up of football on TV here, and there's Wavelength, BC Soccerweb headlines, and fun food segments with David Edgar and Felipe Martins.

This show has strong language throughout and humour that may offend. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

04.09: Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps match analysis
18.00: Whitecaps news of the week - Jackson-Hamel "lies", Chirinos and Ricketts arrive, Felipe departs
39.14: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Felipe Martins
43.57: Marc Dos Santos interview and squad discussion
66.06: MLS News of the Week - Zlatan slates MLS refs and playoffs, Shrek goes back to the swamp, Galaxy squad manipulations, weekend matches
93.20: Fish and Chips with David Edgar
98.55: Canadian football chat including TV coverage
111.13: Wavelength - Vanilla Muffins - Chelsea, West Ham
116.58: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

They've only been and gone and done it. Vancouver Whitecaps won a match! Okay, so it wasn't pretty and it was against a shambles of a team, but a win is a win is a win and right now any small victories they can get should be grabbed with both hands.

We look at the main talking points coming out of the victory over FC Cincinnati and the big news in Whitecapsland and throughout MLS this week. From transfers to games to suspensions and failed drug tests, there's been a lot to chat about.

Keeping with Canadian club football, we chat with Cavalry FC head coach Tommy Wheeldon about their league season so far, what's made them the class of the CPL, and the need to keep it going to the championship game. Plus we look at what the future of club football in BC may look like.

We also delve into the world of football board games as we chat with Marty Neill, one of the men behind the reboot of the classic board/computer game hybrid Football Fortunes, and we reveal our plans for AFTN's new video channel.

All this plus Wavelength, BC Soccerweb headlines, and fun food segments with Max Crepeau, Felipe Martins, and Scott Sutter.

This show has strong language throughout and humour that may offend. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

04.13: FC Cincinnati v Vancouver Whitecaps match analysis
22.18: What's For Lunch Felipe Martins?
27.18: Whitecaps news of the week - Crepeau extends, Venuto departs, new faces imminent
44.27: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Max Crepeau
48.58: MLS News of the Week - the weekend's matches, Torres drug ban, Petke suspension
73.16: Tommy Wheeldon interview and CPL discussion
87.56: The future of club football in British Columbia
97.29: 1979 Soccer Bowl celebrations continue
106.39: Marty Neill interview and football board game discussion
128.32: Take Me Out Scott Sutter
134.46: Wavelength - Grant McIntosh - Come On Livingston
138.14: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football