AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and it's another packed episode.

Our feature interview this week is with a rising young Vancouver Whitecaps talent, Canadian winger Ryan Raposo. We chat with Ryan about his impressive start to his time in MLS, how being away in Germany and college helps in lockdown times like these, getting into the Canadian Olympic mix, and more.

We also look at the latest leaked plans from MLS about their proposed Orlando tournament and ponder whether it's all even worthwhile, plus we whip around Europe to chat about the latest news from the leagues trying to restart in the coming weeks, and update you on our beloved FK Slutsk and Vikingur Gota.

Talking of MLS, there was a managerial appointment this week as Dutch legend Jaap Stam was named FC Cincinnati head coach. We talk about the appointment and bring you some of the most interesting highlights from his introductory press conference that we were on.

And there's still time to bring you some audio with Christine Sinclair about breaking that golascoring record at just the right time, have a discussion on Alphonso Davies and the recent Province article breaking down some of the ins and outs of his transfer to Bayern Munich, and there's our usual musical delights of Wavelength and Three of a Kinf.

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

03.31: More details on MLS' Orlando plans emerge
27.02: Ryan Raposo interview and discussion
50.20: Jaap Stam names FC Cincinnati head coach - discussion and conference call highlights
81.35: Wavelength - Neil Grant - Queen of the South anthem
86.56: Around The World with Joe Corona - the latest from the European leagues, Slutsk and Vikingur updates, and Korean sex dolls
106.25: Alphonso Davies discussion
126.32: Christine Sinclair talks about the relief at breaking scoring record before football shut down

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and it's another packed episode.

Our feature interview this week is with a much loved former Whitecap, Irish centre back Andy O'Brien, as we look back at his career from his early days with Bradford City to hanging up his boots after his time in Vancouver to his new role as a scout at Liverpool. Andy talks about his love for the 'Caps and his disappointment surrounding the end of his time here. Plus we look at his varied career to date and a lot more.

We also bring you a very interesting conference call with PRO GM Howard Webb about the ins and outs of referees returning to action after the lockdown and get some of his thoughts on VAR.

Plus we hear from Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos, 'Caps sporting director Axel Schuster, and KC head coach Peter Vermes on the pros and possible pitfalls for MLS returning for a tournament in Orlando, find out how MDS and Schuster may be scouting the leagues that have returned already, and we look at how clubs like Vancouver and Cincinnati are looking after their players mental health and wellbeing at this difficult time.

We also have the latest news from North America and around the world from football's shutdown as Bundesliga returns to action, bring you our latest FK Slutsk update, and have more chat about our newly discovered love of the Faroe Islands Premier League.

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

01.34: The Bundesliga is back - some thoughts on the first weekend
20.58: Slutsk fail to master BATE
24.58: A love letter to the Faroes
29.59: MDS and Axel Schuster talk scouting the leagues that are back
37.36: Around The World with Joe Corona - the latest from football's shutdown and the European leagues
46.36: Staying Home with Joe Corona - the latest from MLS and the CPL with audio from MDS, Schuster, and Peter Vermes
68.48: Howard Webb conference call
96.51: Andy O'Brien interview
130.59: How MLS clubs are dealing with players mental health during this time
144.25: Wavelength - Nada - St Pauli

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and it's a bumper packed episode this time around.

Our feature interview this week is with Alan Koch, as we look back at his career from SFU Clan to Colorado Springs Switchbacks and the stops at Vancouver Whitecaps 2 and FC Cincinnati along the way. We look back at the highs and lows, the project currently ahead of him, and what the future could hold in store.

We also have a chat with the Whitecaps player we haven't been able to see play yet, Serbian centre back Ranko Veselinović. We talk to Ranko about his move to MLS, suddenly finding himself in lockdown, his career so far, and his desire to make his current loan deal a permanent move.

Plus we hear from Whitecaps sporting director Axel Schuster about Yordy Reyna and Jasser Khmiri's lockdown breach and when the 'Caps players may be back on the pitch, and we jump on a call with Sporting KC President and CEO Jake Reid about getting MLS back to playing and what that might look like.

We also have the latest news from North America and around the world as football's shutdown continues, but a couple of leagues return, bring you our latest FK Slutsk update, and chat about our newly discovered love of the Faroe Islands Premier League.

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

01.53: Around The World with Joe Corona - the latest from football's shutdown and the leagues' plans to return
19.50: Slutsk lose top spot after dodgy penalty decisions
25.35: Staying Home with Joe Corona - the latest from North America during football's shutdown
32.55: Jake Reid chats about what a MLS return could look like
42.22: Axel Schuster on when Whitecaps player can return to training
48.39: The CPL could return on an island as they look for government help
54.35: Ranko Veselinović interview
69.10: Alan Koch interview Part 1 - SFU, WFC2, and FC Cincinnati
105.28: Alan Koch interview Part 2 - Colorado Springs, new stadiums, and the future
138.30: Wavelength - Halftime Oranges - The Only Halifax Supporter
143.49: Axel Schuster on Whitecaps Reyna and Khmiri breaking lockdown
163.16: Vancouver Whitecaps All-Canadian MLS XI

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

Our feature interview this week is with current Vancouver Whitecaps assistant coach Phillip Dos Santos. PDS tells us why the Whitecaps were a job he couldn't say no to and what it's like working with his brother, chats about his career so far at the likes of Ottawa Fury, San Francisco Deltas, Indy Eleven, and talks about his early days playing in Europe then coaching in Quebec and in the Canadian national team youth set up.

We have the latest news from North America and around the world, although primarily Europe this week, as football's shutdown continues. There's been positive virus tests from players training in Germany, France has ended their season, and it's still hard to fathom exactly what's happening in Scotland and England. Plus we bring you our latest FK Slutsk update.

We also bring you a chat with FC Cincinnati COO Dennis Carroll who talks about the financial impact the shutdown has on a club like his and reveals what talks MLS have had about getting back into action. Plus we look at some fun community fundraising initiatives from USL sides Forward Madison and South Bend Lions.

Vancouver Whitecaps followed up their successful facemask campaign with a new one to raise money for local foodbanks and we hear from Russell Teibert, Tosaint Ricketts and others about how it came about and why the club's community involvement is important to them.

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

01.47: Around The World with Joe Corona - the latest on football's shutdown
19.00: Slutsk stay on top
26.20: Staying Home with Joe Corona - the latest from North America during football's shutdown
29.49: FC Cincinnati COO Dennis Carroll chat
43.10: Forward Madison and South Bend Lions community fundraising initiatives
49.35: Phillip Dos Santos interview - Part 1
74.00: Phillip Dos Santos interview - Part 2
108.15: Wavelength - Booze and Glory - Three Points
112.04: Vancouver Whitecaps foodbank fundraiser with audio from Russell Teibert, Tosaint Ricketts, Carson Ting, and Jon Rees