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, Major League Soccer, and Canadian football chat.

The 2021 MLS SuperDraft has come and gone and the Whitecaps have four new players. Well two are likely heading back to college, but we do hear from the other two, Nigerian striker David Egbo and Jamaican defender Javain Brown.

We look at what the 'Caps have added, hear from head coach Marc Dos Santos and Sporting Director Axel Schuster, and also chat with them about the season ahead for the Whitecaps, possible signings, and more.

Turning our attention to the international scene, Vancouver's Lucas Cavallini and Toronto's Jonathan Osorio talk Canada, and we look at the impact a busy international calendar will have on a Canadian-heavy Whitecaps squad this season.

And back to a busy week around MLS we look at Kekuta Manneh heading back to Austin, Phil Neville's appointment in Miami, and we get some clarification on the Montreal snowflake debate. Plus we bring you our 2021 predictions for the Whitecaps, MLS, and the Canadian Premier League.

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

06.25: Whitecaps pick four in MLS draft with audio from David Egbo and Javain Brown
37.02: MDS and Axel on the Whitecaps season ahead
65.40: Lucas Cavallini talks Canada
90.26: Jonathan Osorio talks Canada
110.55: MLS v MLSPA - the battle continues
115.35: Whitecaps, MLS, and CPL 2021 Predictions
131.00: MLS chat - Kekuta heads back to Austin, Montreal snowflakes, Phil Neville goes to Miami
141.06: Wavelength - Tenpole Tudor - Football Rockabilly

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

2021 hasn't started great and people are already trying to cancel their first month's trial. But it has been a very busy start to the year in North American soccer circles.

In Major League Soccer, the players and the league look set to be on a collision course that could delay the start of the season or even lead to a lock out after the league enforce force majeure and want to rip up the collective bargaining agreement in place.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber made comments to the media on Tuesday that raised the players' ire and MLSPA Executive Director Bob Foose responded with a media call of his own the following day. We bring you the most important highlights from that call and discuss what's played out this past week.

We also look at the big talking points coming out of the three Canadian clubs this week as Montreal rebrand, Toronto appoint a new head coach, and Vancouver are excited that someone is good at video games. We also hear audio from the CF Montreal and Chris Armas introductory press conferences.

Plus we chat about the Canadian men's national team camp in Florida, the upcoming U23 Olympic qualifiers, Rhian Wilkinson stepping down from the women's program, and Westhills Stadium getting a new name.

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

03.03: Don Garber raises players' ire once again
11.39: MLSPA Executive Director Bob Foose
43.45: Are the players and the league on a collision course?
64.44: Montreal Impact rebrand
94.36: Toronto FC appoint Chris Armas as head coach
125.55: Canadian football round up - Florida camp, Olympic Qualifiers, Rhian Wilkinson steps down, Westhills Stadium is no more
136.05: Wavelength - Neil Grant - There's Nae Team Like Scotland

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

2020 is over. We made it! And as is our tradition, we kick off our first show of the new year with a look back at the year that has just past and a look ahead at what we may have in store over the next 12 months.

We kick things off with a look at the Whitecaps' season, try and look at some highs after another disappointing year on the pitch, look at the players that came in and what we might see from them next season, delve into the off the pitch issues that surrounded the club, and ponder what may lie in store for 2021 in terms of performance, recruitment, and whether there will be much of a season at all after MLS invoked a force majeure clause as a final kick in the stanes to all the players.

We also take a general look at the sporting landscape in Canada and after a slew of awards ponder whether the game has grown more into the mainstream this past year. Plus we look back at what was an enjoyable, but far too short, Canadian Premier League season. But where does the league go next?

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

08.04: Whitecaps year in review and a look ahead to 2021
46.08: The MLS season and what lies in store after force majeure invoked
58.56: Canadian Premier League year in review
85.00: Canadian soccer's rise in the general sporting landscape
97.40: Wavelength - Clement Bushay Set - Football Reggae

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