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, MLS, and Canadian football chat.

The Whitecaps try to remain unbeaten this weekend against their altitude buddies from Colorado, but amazingly it's not part of the Rocky Mountain Cup.

Can we expect any changes to the Whitecaps starting line-up? How big a threat are the Rapids after their poor outing at home to Austin last weekend? Is Kellyn Acosta going to be the key in this one for the success of both sides?

We delve into all of that and a lot more, and get the thoughts of 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos heading into the game. Plus there's this week's Over/Under and Joe continues to MLSplain the league's finer points to his wife Caroline.

Apr 25th, 2021 by aftn at 1:57 am

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

The Whitecaps remain unbeaten in MLS after the week 2 action. Another derby game produced a draw this time against Toronto FC, but it was a point gained that felt like two lost in the end as the team suffered some self inflicted defensive lapses.

We pick over the bones of the game, hear from head coach Marc Dos Santos and goalscorer Andy Rose, look ahead to the next match with Colorado, and ponder where the 'Caps go from here in terms of team selection.

Plus we round-up the week's action in the MLS West, hear from jubilant Austin FC head coach Josh Wollf after their first ever MLS win, talk Superleague and whether the MLS model has turned heads in Europe, get the thoughts of MDS on the whole thing, and Halftime Oranges return in this week's Wavelength.

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

01.50: Intro and football cards
09.20: TFC v Whitecaps postgame analysis
32.57: Marc Dos Santos postgame audio
43.13: More Whitecaps chat - Colorado game and number 10 rumours
65.30: Andy Rose postgame audio
75.55: MLS Week In Review
98.35: Wavelength - Halftime Oranges - Any Team Will Do
104.48: The Superleague Shambles - including the thoughts of MDS

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

Joe Deasy is back with another preview podcast and he's joined this week by Gideon Hill to look ahead to the Whitecaps' Canadian derby against Toronto FC in Orlando on Saturday.

What can we take from the 'Caps win over Portland last weekend and TFC's loss to Montreal? Will it be the same again for the 'Caps in terms of their line-up? How much of a factor with the Florida afternoon heat and humidity be? The guys delve into all of that and a lot more.

To get more of an insight into the Whitecaps opponents on Saturday, Kristin Knowles from the excellent Vocal Minority podcast joins us to chat all things TFC from their offseason changes to their CCL run to their prospects in MLS this year.

There's also audio from 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos looking ahead to this weekend's match, and we chat with the two most recent arrivals into the 'Caps camp, Portuguese right back Bruno Gaspar and Brazilian midfielder Caio Alexandre to find out what made them make the move to MLS and what fans can expect to see from them this season.

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

01.31: In The Cold Light Of Day - Vancouver v Portland
08.44: Bruno Gaspar and Caio Alexandre audio
19.09: What can we expect from TFC on Saturday?
26.01: Kristin Knowles of The Vocal Minority podcast talks all things TFC
75.32: Beauty and the Beast
80.15: TFC v Whitecaps match preview
86.36: Marc Dos Santos looks ahead to TFC
92.30: Over/Under and Final Predictions

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

The new MLS season is underway and the Whitecaps are off to a winning start. We look back at the highs, the lows, and the main talking points coming out of Vancouver's 1-0 win over Portland, and we hear some postgame thoughts from Marc Dos Santos, Lucas Cavallini, Maxime Crepeau, and Jake Nerwinski.

Plus we round up the MLS action from the weekend, hear from Austin FC head coach Josh Wolff after his side's first match in the league, and get the thoughts of Montreal's Wilfried Nancy, Mason Toye, and Djordje Mihailovic after their big Canadian derby win over Toronto. And talking of TFC, we look ahead to the Whitecaps meeting with them next weekend.

Our feature interview this week is with the Whitecaps Director of Performance Strategy, Research, and Innovation, Dr Ben Sporer as we talk all things Whitecaps performance, health, and fitness related. How do the team need to adjust for living and playing in the altitude of Utah? How has Covid shaped how the 'Caps approach things? How do you deal with players quarantining to get them up to speed as quickly as possible? We talk about all of that and more in a fascinating discussion.

Plus we chat with 'Caps DP striker Lucas Cavallini about the season ahead and his good form, talk European Superleague plans, and Toronto based band Kiwi Jr features in this episode's Wavelength.

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

01.33: Vancouver v Portland postgame analysis - with audio from MDS, Cavallini, Crepeau, and Nerwinski
46.08: Montreal and TFC chat - with audio from Nancy, Toye, and Mihailovic
: The Week In MLS - with audio from Austin FC's Josh Wolff
74.21: Dr Ben Sporer interview and health and fitness chat
98.39: Lucas Cavallini chat
103.40: European Superleague chat
116.30: Wavelength - Kiwi Jr - Football Money

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

The 2021 MLS season got underway tonight but there's still two more sleeps until the Whitecaps are into their first competitive action of the new campaign. To help tide you over Joe Deasy and Peter Hicken are back with the first preview pod of the season.

What shape are the Whitecaps in heading into the match? How do the guys rate the preseason prep? Are they close to stopping Portland and just how good will the Timbers be this season?

We delve into all of that and a lot more, plus there's the first airing of our new game, Over/Under, and Joe's wife Caroline joins him for the new feature Beauty and the Beast, which tries to introduce MLS to a newbie!

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

The 2021 MLS season gets underway on Friday night with a pair of matches, Saturday sees the Canadian derby between Toronto and Montreal played in Florida, and Sunday see's Vancouver host the first Cascadian derby of the season against Portland in Utah. It's going to be that kind of year.

There will be a lot of unpredictableness along the way in typical MLS fashion, but this is shaping up to be an entertaining season and already feels like a wide open one in the quest to raise the MLS Cup. We have you covered all the way from start to finish here at AFTN and to get you even more in the mood our latest daily episode this week previews the action ahead this season in both the Western and the Eastern Conferences.

Are there any favourites? Which teams have made the best offseason acquisitions and which sides have been surprisingly quiet? Can the Galaxy turn things around under Greg Vanney and how will TFC fare without him? Will the Sounders make it to yet another MLS Cup? Who will be the surprise packages in both conferences? We delve into all of that and a lot more, with audio from some of the players and coaches from around the league.

In the West, on the coaching side we hear from LAFC's Bob Bradley, LA Galaxy's Greg Vanney, Sporting KC's Peter Vermes, and Seattle's Brian Schmetzer, while on the playing side we have audio from Chicharito, Johnny Russell, and Mark Anthony Kaye.

In the East, we hear from Philadelphia's Jim Curtin, TFC's Chris Armas, and Montreal's Wilfried Nancy on the coaching side and from Atlanta United defender Brooks Lennon.

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

01.22: Intro and football cards chat
09.50: MLS Western Conference preview and audio
67.16: MLS Eastern Conference preview and audio

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

We continue our build up to the start of the 2021 MLS season with an episode previewing what we can expect from the Whitecaps this season and we make some bold predictions.

Will the 'Caps be a playoff team? Will the defence and the attack improve enough to get them there? Who will be the breakout star? Do we finally have one, maybe two, double digit scorers on the team? We delve into all of that and a lot, lot more.

Plus Marc Dos Santos talks about the latest injuries going into Sunday's game against Portland and we feature PG Ciarletta in our latest Have You Heard? section.

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

As we bring this show out there's five more sleeps till the Whitecaps kick off their 2021 MLS campaign, and three till the season itself starts on Friday night. There's a busy week in store and especially here at AFTN Towers as we look to bring you as many daily podcasts in the build up to First Kick as we can!

There'll be season previews for the Whitecaps and both conferences, bold predictions, a Timbers match preview, and some interviews and other audio from around the league thrown in as well. But we kick things off this episode by looking at Vancouver and Portland's final preparations for Sunday's season opener.

As the Whitecaps readied themselves with two preseason friendlies, the Timbers were going nap in CONCACAF Champions League action and look well ahead of the 'Caps going into Sunday's match. But football is a funny old game. We look at all that and ask Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos and Timbers boss Gio Savarese for some thoughts on where their teams are right now.

All of that plus we find out if Whitecaps goalkeeper Evan Newton fancies a chocolate digestive, as he gives us an insight in his diet!

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

01.24: Intro and football cards chat
11.14: Whitecaps News of the Week
23.23: MDS talks preseason games and readiness
27.25: Breaking down the Chicago and Indy Eleven friendlies
45.45: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Evan Newton
52.56: Portland prepare for the season opener in style - with audio from Gio Savarese

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

We're just over a week away from the start of the new MLS season, which feels like a good time for our regular pre-First Kick chat with 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos. We talk in detail to MDS about the season ahead and what we can expect from the team, life in Utah, the search for a number ten, the young players dilemma, and much more.

Turning our attention to the other Canadian MLS teams, we chat with Eve Powell about all things CF Montreal after an offseason that's seen a rebrand, a new coach, and an influx of players. Can they be competitive in the East this season?

Our third feature interview in the episode is with a former Whitecap and Canadian international who has just hung up his boots, Marcel De Jong. We chat with the CANPFA President about his career, his retiral, his new soccer academy, and the fight to get the Canadian players union by the CPL and Canada Soccer.

Plus we hear from Montreal players Samuel Piette and James Pantemis ahead of the new season, and talk TFC in the Champions League with some audio from Chris Armas.

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

02.16: Intro and football cards chat
13.42: MDS interview - part one
33.31: MDS interview - part two
64.00: Wavelength - AJ Tracey - False 9
72.26: CCL chat with audio from TFC's Chris Armas
78.45: CF Montreal chat with audio from Samuel Piette and James Pantemis
90.18: Eve Powell interview about all things CF Montreal
126.50: Marcel De Jong interview
152.44: Canadian players union chat

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

We kick things off in Whitecapsland as we look at the big stories of the week as the team heads off to their new temporary home of Utah. Deiber Ceicedo has arrived into training camp, but it's been down to the bare bones as the international players have to wait to meet up with the team in the States. We look at all of that, hear the thoughts of head coach Marc Dos Santos, and we take goalkeeper Max Crepeau on some football time travelling adventures.

After all the Whitecaps chat is done and dusted, we turn our attention to football on our TV screens here in Canada, and in particular the debate about national team games only being available on a streaming service. We look at the current television landscape in terms of soccer coverage in this country and debate whether it's growing or hindering the growth of the game.

Plus we celebrate Macedonia's shock win over Germany in this episode's Wavelength and Blast Off Country Style kick off their residency on the podcast for the month of April.

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

07.20: Whitecaps News of the Week - with audio from MDS
28.15: Football Time Travels with Max Crepeau
31.03: More Whitecaps chat
43.52: Football on our television screens in Canada - a debate
75.35: Wavelength - The Macedonians - Oh You Gianni Alioski

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