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 national team chat.

It's a busy busy time in North American football. The MLS season is well underway and we're heading into a very intense period on the international stage, and we've got it all covered for you in this episode.

Our feature interview is with Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos as we look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 'Caps season so far and what may lie in store for the season to come. When are reinforcements coming? Will we ever see Ali Adnan in a Whitecaps jersey on the pitch again? Will MAC Hermann Trophy winner Gloire Amanda come back into the 'Caps fold? And does MDS feel on the hot seat? We chat about all of that and more.

The Whitecaps are in the midst of a 27 day break as international action takes centre stage. Canada are getting set for what will hopefully be four World Cup qualifiers in June. We look at the games ahead and the squad announced to get them into the Octagon, plus we hear some thoughts from head coach John Herdman.

All of that, plus we round up the best of the action across MLS this past weekend.

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

01.31: Intro and football cards
07.37: Marc Dos Santos interview
34.46: Unpacking MDS
76.11: MLS weekend round-up
114.51: Canadian national team chat with audio from John Herdman
144.58: Wavelength - Halftime Oranges - Blues For John Gidman

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

It may feel that the MLS season has only just started but perhaps aptly ahead of the upcoming Friends reunion, the Whitecaps are on a break. A lengthy 27 day one between matches. They head into it on a three game losing streak, but at least this gives them time to regroup, work on some key areas, and hopefully make some additions to the squad.

We delve into that latest loss against Houston and try and work out where it all went wrong again, plus we hear from both head coaches, Marc Dos Santos and Tab Ramos. So what should the priorities be to work on over the coming weeks? We take a look into the major areas that need work. Let us know what you feel they should be working on most.

Plus we round up the best of the action across MLS this past weekend, bring you some football stories from around the world that caught our eyes this week, and our feature interview is with Pacific FC midfielder Matthew Baldisimo as we chat about his first two seasons in the CPL, what lies ahead for the team, and about his call up to the Philippines national team for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

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

01.32: Intro and football cards
06.43: Houston v Vancouver postgame analysis and coaches audio
48.23: How should the Whitecaps use their break?
74.47: MLS weekend round-up
115.35: Around The World - some stories that have caught our eye
125.52: Matthew Baldisimo interview and discussion
145.30: Wavelength - My Brother Woody - Kevin Kilbane

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

It feels like the new MLS season has only just started, but the Whitecaps are about to go on a 27 day break between matches after this weekend's game in Houston against the Dynamo. And they'll want to round off phase 1 of the campaign with a bang. Can they though?

It's been a mixed bag for both teams so far this season, so much so that trying to decide which ones will turn up for the match is not an easy task. Gideon Hill and Peter Hicken return to try and make sense of the weekend's encounter, look at the strength and weaknesses of both sides, and who and will be the keys to the game and coming away with all three points.

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

What a difference a week makes. We were all feeling quite optimistic about the Whitecaps last weekend, but two straight defeats has quickly taken the wind out of our sails a little bit, but is it really all doom and gloom?

We look back at the 'Caps defeat in Kansas City on Sunday afternoon, and try and work out not so much what went wrong, as that was painfully obvious, but how on earth they can go about fixing it. Plus we hear from both head coaches, Vancouver's Marc Dos Santos and KC's Paddington Bear-esque Peter Vermes, and look ahead to Vancouver next match against Houston.

Plus we round up the best of the action across MLS this past weekend and bring you some football stories from around the world that caught our eyes this week.

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

02.40: Intro and football cards
08.08: Sporting KC v Vancouver postgame analysis and coaches audio
61.16: MLS weekend round-up
89.30: Houston v Vancouver preview
101.45: Around The World - some stories that have caught our eye
124.35: Wavelength - Beerzone - Gazza Gazza

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

The games are coming thick and fast for the Whitecaps right now and they headed out for the first of three away games on Wednesday night, going down to a 1-0 loss at Minnesota United.
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Michael, Steve, and Zach are back for a midweek show to pick over the bones of that match. Where did it all go wrong for Vancouver after such a strong start? Was it the lack of rotation or poor substitutions? How long is the open play goal monkey going to remain on their back? And can they bounce back quickly?

We look at all of that and a lot more, hear from both head coaches, Vancouver's Marc Dos Santos and Minnesota's Adrian Heath, and we look ahead to the Whitecaps next match against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.

Plus we delve into the midweek MLS action and look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in the latest salary releases for both the Whitecaps and across the league.

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

01.55: Minnesota v Vancouver postgame analysis
38.07: MLS midweek round-up
50.38: Sporting KC preview
66.57: Whitecaps and MLS 2021 salaries

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

The Whitecaps got back to winning ways against their Canadian foes from out east/down south, coming away with a 2-0 win against Montreal on Saturday afternoon. We're joined by Paul Vance from The Ball Is Round podcast to pick over the bones of the game, the highs and the lows for both teams, and we hear the thoughts of head coaches Marc Dos Santos and Wilfried Nancy.

We also delve into some of the main questions surrounding the Whitecaps right now - when will they score from open play, why do they start so flat in the first half, how dangerous can Dajome be this year? And we look ahead to the busy week of matches in store, starting with Minnesota, and ponder how much squad rotation we might see.

We also look at the difference playing in front of fans might have on the team and hear the thoughts on that from Marc Dos Santos and Max Crepeau, plus we look around the action in MLS this past weekend, and our Wavelength selection this week is a song all about former England international Alan Shearer building a time machine and travelling to famous events in history to take notes. How could you not listen?!

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

01.25: Intro and football cards
05.48: Vancouver v Montreal postgame analysis with Paul Vance
44.52: Coaches audio - Marc Dos Santos and Wilfried Nancy
51.36: Whitecaps chat - the quest for an open play goal, flat first half starts, Dajome delight
71.10: Minnesota, KC next - how much rotation will we see and will fans in attendance add a different dynamic?
92.23: Whitecaps TV broadcast chat
105.57: MLS Week in Review
140.14: Wavelength - Quiet Marauders - Time Waits For No Man (Except...)

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

Another week, another derby for Vancouver Whitecaps. This time it's their second Canadian one of the season, with CF Montreal heading to Sandy, Utah. What threat do the Eastern Conference side pose? Was last week's loss to Colorado a blip or typical of what we can expect from the 'Caps this year? When will Vancouver score a goal from open play? Can they break down a stingy Montreal defence? So many questions!

Joe and Gideon delve into all of that and a lot more, and we get the thoughts of 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos and Montreal's Wilfried Nancy heading into the game.

Last game saw the debut of the Whitecaps latest homegrown signing, midfielder Kamron Habibullah. We sit down with Kam to discuss signing his first pro deal, making his debut, his journey so far, and the path ahead.

Plus there's this week's Over/Under and Joe continues to MLSplain the league's finer points to his wife Caroline.

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

02.32: Thoughts on the 'Caps season so far
06.41: MLSplaining - El Traffico
12.27: CF Montreal - an overview
21.35: Over/Under
24.54: Kam Habibullah interview
41.25: How the Whitecaps will approach Montreal game
53.35: Coaches audio - Wilfried Nancy and Marc Dos Santos
65.50: Final Predictions

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

The 'Caps unbeaten start to the season ended in Sandy, Utah on Sunday night with a 1-0 loss to their altitude buddies from Colorado. We pick over the bones of the match, look at all the lows, and hear the postgame thoughts from both head coaches, Marc Dos Santos and Robin Fraser.

We also look at all of the action around the MLS Western Conference this weekend and look ahead to next Saturday's Canadian derby with Montreal.

We turn our attention to refereeing for the rest of the show as we talk about the success of VAR in MLS and the introduction of concussion protocol substitutions as a trial this season. And can you scout referees the way you do opposing teams and players? We delve into all of that, plus we hear thoughts from PRO Referees GM Howard Webb, current MLS ref Ismael Elfath, Vice President of MLS Competitions Jeff Agoos, and MLS managers Marc Dos Santos and Jim Curtin.

All of this plus we open some more 2011 MLS Upper Deck cards and there's music from show faves Werd (SOS) and DLB, Adam and the Ants begin their residency as our Artists of the Month, and Yukari Fresh features in this week's Wavelength.

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

01.21: Intro and football cards
08.34: Vancouver v Colorado postgame analysis
37.27 Coach audio - Marc Dos Santos and Robin Fraser
42.51: More Whitecaps chat
56.52: MLS weekly round-up
91.43: Howard Webb and Ismael Elfath talk VAR in MLS
112.18: Scouting MLS refs with audio from MDS and Jim Curtin
124.00: Concussion substitutions discussions featuring Howard Webb, Ismael Elfath, and Jeff Agoos
140.32: MDS talks concussion protocols and concussion subs
144.04: Wavelength - Yukari Fresh - Paul Scholes

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