AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

Two more sleeps till Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer return for the 2020 season. Excited yet? Joe, Gideon, and Peter are and the lads are back for the first preview show of the decade!

How are the Whitecaps looking heading into the new campaign? Are they playoff contenders or is it going to be another long season? The guys delve into the offseason rebuild and the tactical style Marc Dos Santos wants his team to play. Can they deliver it this season?

Last year, the 'Caps and Sporting KC were the two worst teams in the west in the standings. Both have added some key pieces, but which one will get the new season off to a flying start and what kind of threat are Kansas City bringing to BC Place on Saturday night?

So many questions, including a lively mailbag, and the guys will look for as many answers as they can. Have a listen!

We're a week away from everybody's favourite time in the football calendar - AFTN's football violence awareness month in Wavelength. But before that, the MLS season kicks off.

Vancouver Whitecaps have wrapped up their preseason. We look at what we've learned, what's still concerning, and discuss how the team is looking heading into the regular season. We also get 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos on the phone for a chat about all of that and a lot more.

We make some bold Whitecaps and MLS predictions and have some Canadian Premier League chat, plus we finish up our month of songs about goalkeepers in this week's Wavelength with one about German legend Oliver Kahn, and we kick off an extended new artists of the month section, with Scottish band Peat & Diesel.

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

05.00: Whitecaps preseason wraps up - what did we learn and how are they looking?
34.28: Marc Dos Santos interview and discussion
66.08: Whitecaps and MLS bold predictions
85.05: Canadian Premier League and national team chat
100.23: Wavelength - Die Prinzen - Olli Khan
106.18: BC Soccerweb headlines

Vancouver Whitecaps were back in preseason action and we're back with another show talking about it and a lot more besides.

We pick over the bones of the 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers on Sunday night. Who stood out? Where were the concerns? How ready is this team for MLS action? Plus we analyse where the team stands right now and what still needs to be addressed and fixed.

We also preview this year's MLS Western Conference, look at the Canadian national team heading to Victoria, chat Atletico Ottawa and we continue our songs about goalkeepers in this week's Wavelength.

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

02.05: Whitecaps v Timbers and how they're shaping up
32.32: MLS 2020 Western Conference preview
55.36: The Canadian men's national team are coming to Victoria
66.27: Atletico Ottawa and Canadian Premier League chat
81.30: Wavelength - Barcelona - Kasey Keller
88.29: BC Soccerweb headlines

Feb 10th, 2020 by aftn at 4:02 pm

This week's episode of the AFTN Soccer Show falls in the CiTR Radio 'Fundrive' period, as the radio station tries to raise some money for equipment and other ventures. As such there a little bit of a different vibe, but there's also a lot of football chat as well.

The big MLS news this past week was that a new CBA has been agreed with the players and there won't be a strike. We delve into some of the big talking points coming out of it including charters, free agency, DPs, revenue, and lots more.

As Vancouver Whitecaps' second phase of the preseason comes to an end down in San Diego, we look at what can be gleaned from the three matches, some of the individual performances, the new additions, and the new strip.

We also chat about Christine Sinclair breaking the world goalscoring record, the Canadian women's national team qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, and the latest Canadian Premier League news, including the new eighth team in Ottawa.

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

03.37: The new MLS CBA
26.15: The Whitecaps preseason phase 2
52.51: Wavelength - The Lillies - And David Seaman Will Be Very Disappointed With That
59.35: Christine Sinclair and Canadian women's national team chat
69.13: Canadian Premier League and other soccer news

We've got something a little bit different for you in the latest AFTN Soccer Show. For one thing, it's short! But it's also not a news-laden episode, instead we're bringing you a goalkeeper's special.

The goalkeeper is the loneliest position on the pitch. It's a team game, yet you're your own man in many ways. A potential hero and villain, sometimes in the same match. What makes you want to be one? Do you have to have a special mentality to deal with the huge ups and downs? And is it true that all goalkeepers are a bit crazy?

We chat with Vancouver Whitecaps' Max Crepeau and Thomas Hasal to ask just that and a lot more.

It's a glove story.

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

02.06: Max Crepeau interview and discussion
22.37: Wavelength - Michael Marra - Hamish (The Goalie)
28.23: Thomas Hasal interview and discussion

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