AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

No football. No problem. The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and it's another packed episode.

We bring you the latest news from North America and around the world as football's shutdown continues, looking at what leagues are calling it a day for this season, which ones are hoping for a return sooner rather than later, and what broadcast innovations MLS might be looking at for when it returns.

Our feature interview this week is with former Whitecap, and current Pacific FC player Marcel De Jong, who joins us to talk about the newly formed Players Union for Canadian players - why it was badly needed, what it might mean for both the players and the league, what they're looking for right now and in the future, and more.

We also look at Vancouver Whitecaps highly successful fundraising facemask initiative to raise money for the threatened Vancouver Aquarium, hearing from Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes and Oceanwise CEO Lasse Gustavsson on how it all came about and why it's needed so much.

Plus Space provide this week's football song in Wavelength, the latest on our beloved table topping FK Slutsk, and Art Brut finish their residency as our artists of the month for April.

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

01.44: Around The World with Joe Corona - the latest on football's shutdown
26.56: Staying Home with Joe Corona - the latest from North America during football's shutdown
45.35: Slutsk sloppy at the back but stay on top
50.54: Marcel De Jong interview on all things PFACan
80.21: Canadian Players Union discussion
95.37: Wavelength - Space - I Love You More Than Football
104.04: Vancouver Whitecaps and Vancouver Aquarium facemask initiative with audio from Mark Pannes and Lasse Gustavsson

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and it's another packed episode. Who needs live football to chat about when you can gab as much as us?!

We bring you the latest news from North America as football's shutdown continues. Finances continue to be the big talking point, with both MLS and the CPL looking for their players to take pay cuts with neither league looking likely to be in action any time soon.

Plus we chat about the new CPL players union that was announced this past week, discuss the Seattle Times article around the Sounders decision to play their home opener last month, look at Liga MX's decision to scrap promotion and relegation for five years and what that could mean to football on the continent, and take a look at Wayne Rooney's latest swipe at MLS.

We've got two in-depth interviews for you this episode, the first of which is with the last Whitecaps signing to take place before the shutdown, Portuguese midfielder Janio Bikel. Janio chats about what brought him to MLS, his footballing journey so far from Guinea-Bissau to Bulgaria via Portugal, Spain, and Holland, and tells us what it's like to just arrive in a new city and country only to then be locked down before you can familiarise yourself with it or your new teammates.

We then sit down with Whitecaps striker Fredy Montero for a career retrospective and a look at some of his Football Firsts, chatting with him about his time in Colombia, Seattle, Portugal, China, and here in Vancouver. We talk about his incredible knack for scoring on his debuts, that scary Sporting Lisbon training facility incident, and what he still hopes to achieve in his career.

Plus Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos tells us about what football documentaries he's enjoying watching right now, and we bring you our latest update on table topping FK Slutsk.

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

03.21: Around The World with Joe Corona - the latest on football's shutdown in MLS
20.03: CPL wage deferral and the launch of a players union
32.15: Janio Bikel interview
54.22: Wavelength - Frank Hamilton - Football
59.20: Fredy Montero interview - Part One
74.06: Fredy Montero interview - Part Two
92.15: FK Slutsk are top of the league
97.15: Marc Dos Santos TVOD
102.11: BC Soccerweb headlines - Liga MX scraps pro/rel, why did the Sounders play their home opener, and Wayne Rooney slams MLS' transfer system

No football. No problem. The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and it's another packed episode.

We bring you the latest news from North America and around the world as football's shutdown continues, discuss football finances, and discuss just what it will take to make people feel safe to return to sports stadiums.

Our feature interview this week is with former Whitecap, and current Cavalry FC goalkeeper Marco Carducci, as we look back at his first season in the CPL, what lies ahead, and his new online training business he's set up with two of his current teammates.

There's also the final part of our episodic drama serial, we find out which Whitecaps players Max Crepeau and Russell Teibert would and wouldn't want to be quarantined with, Art Brut continue their residency as our artists of the month for April, and Pete Townsend provides this week's football song in Wavelength. Plus the latest on our beloved FK Slutsk.

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

03.02: Around The World with Joe Corona - the latest on football's shutdown
26.26: The North American impact from football's shutdown
37.45: When would you feel safe about returning to sports stadiums?
49.23: Max Crepeau and Russell Teibert on quarantine teammates
54.30: Wavelength - Pete Townsend - Football Fugue
59.38: Marco Carducci interview - Part One
80.49: Marco Carducci interview - Part Two
99.00: Slutsk come from behind
100.19: It's Tough For The Son Of A Soccer Star - Part Four of our new episodic drama serial
109.24: BC Soccerweb headlines - Blondell bombshell, billions wiped off transfer value, and FIFA corruption charges

No football. No problem. The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and it's another packed episode.

We bring you the latest news from North America and around the world as football's global shutdown continues, plus we hear some thoughts from Vancouver Whitecaps Sporting Director Axel Schuster about it all and what may lie ahead.

We also sit down for a fascinating and frank chat with Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos about his coaching influences, what's made him the coach he is today, his USL/NASL Coach of the Decade plaudit from The Athletic, the strain being a coach can put on your personal life, and what advice he has for young coaches just starting out.

And we bring you another of our in-depth Football Firsts career retrospectives as we delve into Whitecaps midfielder Andy Rose's journey so far.

There's also the penultimate part of our new episodic drama serial, we debate which Whitecaps players would be on our two Mount Rushmores, Art Brut begin their residency as our artists of the month for April, and The Adicts provide this week's football song in Wavelength. Plus we finally got to watch our beloved Slutsk in action.

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

01.53: Axel Schuster on the latest from the Whitecaps and MLS on the current crisis and what may lie ahead
07.36: The North American impact from football's shutdown
26.23: Whitecaps MLS Mount Rushmores debate - the contributors and the cult heroes
33.53: The latest on football's shutdown around the world
49.13: It's Tough For The Son Of A Soccer Star - Part Four of our new episodic drama serial
61.22: Marc Dos Santos talks coaching styles, influences, and more
87.14: Andy Rose's Football Firsts - part one of a career retrospective
110.06: Slutsk on top
116.29: Wavelength - The Adicts - Football Fairy Story
118.38: Andy Rose's Football Firsts - part two of a career retrospective