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. The big four-oh-oh baby.

It's never a quiet week in Vancouver Whitecapsland it seems, and this past one was no exception with the shock departure of CEO Mark Pannes. We pick over the bones of it all, discuss the less than adequate press conference to try and explain the decision, look at the supporters' ire, and ponder what the fallout might be from it all.

Getting back to on the pitch matters, our feature interview this week is with 'Caps head coach Marc Dos Santos. We look ahead to the Orlando tournament, how prepared the team is for it, talk about the importance of cup football, and a lot more.

All this plus all your old favourites for our quadricentennial episode as we find out if former Whitecap and current Colorado Springs Switchback head coach Alan Koch fancies a chocolate digestive, what FC Edmonton boss Jeff Paulus' favourite jam is, kick off our new episodic drama serial Wanted For Wembley, and Booze & Glory return to this week's Wavelength.

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

04.01: Mark Pannes out as Whitecaps CEO
45.24: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Alan Koch
47.45: Marc Dos Santos interview
94.48: Wavelength - Booze and Glory - Not On Our Way To Wembley
99.54: MLS Orlando tournament discussion
116.10: Jeff Paulus' Favourite Jame
117.54: Around the World with Joe Corona
123.17: Wanted For Wembley - part one of our new episodic drama serial

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

We're joined by Radio Cascadia's Steven Agen this week to chat about the latest happenings in and around MLS.

The details of the Orlando tournament have been revealed. Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders will meet in a Cascadia derby group game, but there's still some health concerns surrounding the whole tournament as case numbers in Florida increase. We chat about all that and more, and hear from Don Garber, Marc Dos Santos, and Axel Schuster.

Also in this week's show, we delve into there being a CONCACAF Champions League spot available to a Canadian team via MLS play, look at what this year's Voyageurs Cup might look like, discuss the emotive subject of national anthems at club matches, and more.

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

07.22: From locked out to locked down - MLS Orlando tournament discussion with Steven Agen and audio from Don Garber
34.43: CCL berth available to a Canadian club via MLS play - with audio from Marc Dos Santos
60.18: The MLS tournament draw and the path ahead for Vancouver and Seattle
69.24: MDS on the five sub rule, the Florida weather, and what MLS broadcasts should look like at this time
78.59: More MLS Orlando tournament discussion with Zach
106.36: Wavelength - The Clay Faces - Football on the TV
111.55: National anthems at club football discussion
122.12: Around the World with Joe Corona

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

A lockout has been averted and the MLS tournament in Orlando seems to be all systems go. Could there yet be a spanner thrown in the works? We chat about that, hear from some angry players around the league about the ins and outs of the negotiations, and MLS commissioner Don Garber shares his take on it all.

There's still a lot of unanswered questions that exist around thee tournament in terms of safety, post quarantine measures, and more, and we hear from the Whitecaps' Andy Rose about his personal situation and the tough decision he faces.

Our feature interview this week is with a BC boy riding high out in Montreal, centre back Joel Waterman. We chat with Joel about his career so far, his move to MLS, being thrust in at the deep end right away, and a lot more.

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

05.50: MLS lockout averted but players left angry - with audio from Don Garber, Ethan Finlay, Evan Bush, Zac MacMath, and Jake Nerwinski
35.44: Player concerns around safety and family left behind - with audio from Andy Rose and Evan Bush
49.10: Cross border quarantine issues - with audio from Evan Bush and Jake Nerwinski
54.02: Tournament details still not set - with audio from Jake Nerwinski
60.32: The turbulent week in MLS discussed
85.10: Joel Waterman interview
116.29: Wavelength - Haunted House - 442 (Football)
121.54: Canadian Premier League News of the Week

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

We thought we'd have a week off from player and management interviews and just focus on the chat this week, as we look at the biggest stories both here in North American soccer and over in the UK.

Jonathan Tannenwald from Philadelphia's Inquirer.com joins us to look at the main talking points from a busy week of news in Major League Soccer and the National Women's Soccer League. While the NWSL has a firm date to return, the MLS is still wrangling with their players. Could there even be a lockout?

Zachary Meisenheimer then joins us to focus on here in Canada as we look at the proposals to get the Canadian Premier League back playing on an island somewhere, the launch of Atletico Ottawa's new strip, and some murmurs coming out that may affect Canada's big to make the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

All this plus does Jeff Paulus fancy a chocolate digestive and we honour goalkeepers in this week's Wavelength.

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

02.37: MLS tournament plans change again
21.39: NWSL return to play all set
40.50: Is there going to be a MLS lockout?
47.20: Canadian Premier League News of the Week
65.30: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive - Jeff Paulus
68.45: Wavelength - Animal Collective - The Goalkeeper
72.15: Is there a new CONCACAF qualification system for the 2022 World Cup>
86.03: Around The World with Joe Corona - the English Premier League returns soon

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