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 for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer chat.

Although this week it is in fact mostly MLS talk as the playoffs got underway this past weekend. Full of excitement, drama, controversy, and actual WTF moments, once again it all felt like a league far removed from where the Whitecaps are right now. A reality slap right in your face. Blam! Blam! (that will make more sense when you listen to the show!)

We look at the six playoff games played so far and some of the questions coming out of them like why don't teams invest in their defences more, how much advantage will teams allowing fans in have, and does the success of Nashville emphasise the need for Vancouver to add some MLS veterans?

The games signalled the end of the road for one of the two Canadian teams to make the MLS postseason - Montreal Impact - and we hear from Thierry Henry and Luis Binks about the end to their league season and the wait now for Champions League games next month.

And of course we look at the craziness that was that Orlando City v NYCFC penalty shoot out, and hear the postgame thoughts of Oscar Pareja and Nani.

Plus we look at the MLS awards, the layoffs at MLSsoccer.com, and talk MLS jersey sales.

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

02.37: MLS Western Conference playoff chat
39.16: MLS Eastern Conference playoff chat
51.40: Montreal Impact chat featuring Thierry Henry and Luis Binks
67.24: The epic that was Orlando City v NYCFC
98.46: Wavelength - Red Flag '77 - Football Crazy
102.30: MLS awards and a fun quiz
115.27: MLS layoffs and the state of football media in North America

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer chat.

The Whitecaps end of season post mortem continued this week as the club held their end of season availability this week with some player, head coach Marc Dos Santos, and Sporting Director/CEO Axel Schuster. We bring you some of the most pertinent sound bites from Schuster and unpack what he said.

What came across was something of a lack of ambition from the club and perhaps some naivety thrown in as well in a number of areas. Or was it just the stark reality of where the 'Caps sit in MLS right now? There's a big difference between just making the playoffs and being competitive once you get there.

Could this current squad really make the playoffs next year without any additions? Which areas are pegged for upgrading this offseason? Will it be enough? We look at all of these topics and a lot more.

We also hand out some more end of season awards, look ahead to the MLS playoffs that get underway this week, pay tribute to Tony Waiters, and a former NASL legend, Giorgio Chinaglia features in this week's Wavelength.

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

05.42: Tony Waiters Tribute
11.44: Axel Schuster end of season sound bites
27.47: Unpacking Axel - where's the ambition?
55.56: Unpacking Axel - making the Whitecaps great again
76.59: More AFTN End of Season Awards
96.30: Wavelength - Giorgio Chinaglia - (I'm) Football Crazy
101.47: MLS playoffs preview

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer chat.

The Whitecaps 2020 MLS season came to an end this weekend. The team missed the playoffs for the third straight year, but in a testing season of adversity, the team showed some improvement, recording more wins than 2019. We look back at how it all finished up, what what went wrong this season, and what needs to be done to make the team better, and get some thoughts from Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos.

We also look at which Whitecaps we feel should stay, which ones need to be loaned out, and who the team should cut free before next season. Plus we hand out the first of our end of season awards.

We also see how things finished around MLS and hear from Montreal Impact head coach Thierry Henry.

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

02.07: Whitecaps v LA Galaxy - quick game in review
12.29: How MLS ended up - with audio from Thierry Henry
29.47: Whitecaps season discussion with audio from MDS
65.48: Whitecaps End of Season Awards
93.28: Whitecaps In, Out, or On The Bubble - goalkeepers and defenders
117.50: Whitecaps In, Out, or On The Bubble - midfielders and forwards
137.02: Wavelength - Bring Me The Horizon - Football Season Is Over

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and Canadian Premier League chat.

Vancouver's playoff hopes hang by a thread after their losses to Seattle and Portland this week and the new Points Per Game rule to decide the MLS playoff positions this season. There's still a glimmer of hope but a lot depends on whether LAFC and San Jose play midweek.

We chat about the 1-0 loss to Portland, the farcical and unbalanced MLS playoff rules, and hear from Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos and defender Jake Nerwinski.

Plus we also discuss the rumours of Bundesliga interest in having a CPL team in the lower mainland, and since it's Halloween, it's time to dig out Pa Modou Kah's Thriller!

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

02.31: Timbers v Whitecaps postgame review including the thoughts of Marc Dos Santos
34.44: MLS playoff farce - with audio from Marc Dos Santos and Jake Nerwinski
72.07: CPL in the lower mainland discussion
84.54: Wavelength - Murray Torkildsen - Stop Talking Football

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