AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

The AFTN football/soccer podcast about Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer (MLS)
Aug 30th, 2021 by aftn at 2:33 am

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

It's been a turbulent few days in Whitecapsland. Thursday night's Canadian Championship loss to Pacific FC was the catalyst that sparked the firing of head coach on Friday, and ended with an important MLS win against RSL on Sunday.

We delve into all of those things in this episode as we look back at the shambolic derby loss to Pacific and ponder what went wrong, chat about the subsequent firing of Marc Dos Santos as Whitecaps head coach and whether the timing was right, and cast a critical eye over the MDS era in Vancouver.

We also look at who else should shoulder some blame for the Whitecaps' current state, talk about what might be next for the Dos Santos brothers, and look at some candidates to take over the helm in Vancouver.

Plus we chat about the new man in the hotseat in the interim, Vanni Sartini, and look at how his first match in charge produced a 4-1 victory over RSL.

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

01.31: Intro
03.48: Pacific FC knock off 'Caps in Canadian Championship
17.24: The firing of Marc Dos Santos
34.26: The MDS era - how will it be remembered?
60.21: Vanni Sartini takes over
73.20: Whitecaps v RSL postgame analysis
94.39: What's next for the Dos Santos brothers
102.10: The next Whitecaps coach - who will it be and what will he bring?
118.42: Wavelength - Puffin Ethics - Wish 'n' Chips

Aug 23rd, 2021 by aftn at 1:06 am

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

The boys are back in town and they couldn't have had a happier homecoming. The Whitecaps played their first home match in Vancouver in front of fans in 539 days and came away with a huge 2-1 win over LAFC. We pick over the bones of that win, look at the fighting spirit of the squad, and hear the postgame thoughts of Marc Dos Santos, Ryan Gauld, and Ryan Raposo.

The win sees the 'Caps move to within three points of the playoff places. We round up the weekend action in the MLS Western Conference and get MDS' thoughts on the tightness of it all.

Plus we look ahead to Thursday's Battle of BC against Pacific FC, talk cup football with Ryan Gauld, round up this season's Canadian Championship action so far, and look back at Forge FC's big CONCACAF League win.

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

02.42: Intro and football cards
06.35: Whitecaps v LAFC postgame analysis and audio
60.29: MLS West round-up
73.13: MLS West standings discussion with MDS
79.43: MLS All-Star chat
89.50: The Battle of BC looms
105.54: Canadian Championship round-up
107.27: Forge advance in CONCACAF League
112.38: Wavelength - Booze and Glory - Back Where We Belong

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

The Whitecaps extended their unbeaten run to seven matches on Wednesday night, this time coming away with a win after five straight draws. We pick over the bones of the 2-1 win in Austin, look at difference maker that was Ryan Gauld, and hear some postgame thoughts from the man himself, along with Jake Nerwinski and both head coaches.

How does this set the 'Caps up for their four game home stand in Vancouver? Is the postseason a reality or still a pipe dream? And what should the team look like for the exciting first match back on home turf against LAFC on Saturday?

We look at all of that and more, plus we pay tribute to German legend Gerd Muller, and Halftime Oranges return for this episode's Wavelength.

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

The Whitecaps extended their unbeaten run to six matches on Friday night. It may have been another draw, but every point counts, especially on the road, and it's a case of slowly, slowly catchy monkey as they climb the Western Conference standings.

We pick over the bones of Vancouver's scoreless draw in San Jose, chat about a solid defensive effort, the offensive spark we saw later in the game, and talk injury concerns. Plus we hear some postgame thoughts from head coach Marc Dos Santos and we look ahead to what really feels like a must win game against Austin FC on Wednesday.

Our feature interview this episode is with Canadian women's national team assistant coach Adam Day. Adam joins us for an in-depth look behind the scenes at the women's historic gold medal winning performance at the Tokyo Olympics. We find out about life in the village bubble, talk through the games and the gold, and chat about what's next for the team and the women's domestic game here in Canada. Plus we look ahead to upcoming FVSL season where Adam will coach FC Tigers.

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

02.06: Intro and football cards
08.26: Earthquakes v Whitecaps postgame analysis with thoughts from MDS
42.52: Austin preview
54.20: Adam Day interview and CanWNT chat
104.16: Wavelength - My Brother Woody - Bouncebackability

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

It's been another week of non stop football action and talking points for us to delve into and we kick things off by looking at a busy week in the transfer market for the Whitecaps, with three new additions and two guys going out on loan. We look at all of that, hear some thoughts from 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos, and chat to the latest addition, German defender Florian Jungwirth.

The Whitecaps were in action on Sunday night, coming up with their seventh draw of the season down in LA. We pick over the bones of that Galaxy game, the highs and lows, and hear the post games thoughts of MDS and MLS debutant Ryan Gauld.

Our feature interview this week is with the Whitecaps Jamaican defender Javain Brown as we chat about his move to the college in the US, coming to Vancouver, and the start of his pro career in MLS so far.

Plus we round up the weekend's action around MLS West, look back at the Olympic gold medal winning performance from Canada's women's team, and chat about the future of women's soccer here in Canada.

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

01.45: Intro and football cards
06.43: Busy week for the Whitecaps in the transfer market
18.26: Florian Jungwirth chat
48.43: Galaxy v Whitecaps postgame analysis with thoughts from MDS and Ryan Gauld
91.22: Javain Brown interview
101.43: MLS midweek round-up and San Jose Galaxy preview
120.41: The future of women's football in Canada
155.50: Wavelength - Squeeze - Beautiful Game

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

The Whitecaps finally have their number 10. Scottish playmaker Ryan Gauld was unveiled at training this week and there's a spring in our tartan steps here at the AFTN Soccer Show.

We look at the impact Ryan might have on the team, but temper those expectations that he's going to come in become a messiah right away. Although Vancouver do need some help as they sink to the foot of the Western Conference standings after the midweek action.

We sit down for a chat with Ryan to talk about his career so far and his move to Vancouver, in one of three exclusive one on ones this episode. We also get the thoughts of 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos on Ryan and what's next for the team.

Plus we chat with 'Caps keeper Maxime Crepeau after his return to the team from Gold Cup action with Canada. We talk about that heartbreaking semi final loss to Mexico, try and find out what kicked off at the end, look at the successful tournament for Canada and the hope for the future for World Cup qualifying, and talk about finally being back in Vancouver and getting the 'Caps firing again.

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

04.00: Ryan Gauld unveiled! - with audio from Axel Schuster, Marc Dos Santos, and Ryan Gauld
31.49: Ryan Gauld interview
53.03: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Ryan Gauld
57.32: Maxime Crepeau interview
71.45: Tosaint Rickett's Favourite Jam
73.05: MLS midweek round-up and :LA Galaxy preview
82.35: Wavelength - Ricky Ross - Proud To Be An Arab

Aug 2nd, 2021 by aftn at 3:36 am

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

What a week of football. What a week of emotions. There's been highs, there's been heartbreak, there's been feelings of immense pride and gut punches. Would we have it any other way? Well we try and cover it all in this episode.

Kicking things off with the Whitecaps, we pick over the bones of their 2-2 draw with Minnesota United in their final 'home' match in Utah and hear from head coaches Marc Dos Santos and Adrian Heath and the man that gave away the crucial penalty at the end, Minnesota's Ethan Finlay.

It wasn't a great overall performance, but the Whitecaps showed fight to leave with a point. They need a lot more though, can Ryan Gauld provide that for them now that he's officially signed? And what other help do they need?

Turning our attention to the international stage, we look at the joy of Canada's women's team getting to the gold medal match at the Olympics and the heartbreak of the Canadian men's team losing their Gold Cup semi-final to a last minute winner, plus we hear from John Herdman, Maxime Crepeau and Jonathan Osorio.

And there's still time for a round-up of all the big talking points in Major League Soccer and the Canadian Premier League, and we hear from Pa Modou Kah, Marco Bustos and Tommy Wheeldon Jr.

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

01.40: Intro and football cards
07.50: Whitecaps v Minnesota postgame analysis and coaches audio
44.10: Ryan Gauld is finally a Whitecap
54.57: MLS news of the week and match round-up
79.32: Canada's women are going for gold
83.15: Canada's men suffer Gold Cup heartbreak
108.45: Canadian Premier League chat
118.55: Wavelength - Primal Scream, Irvine Welsh, and On U Sound - The Big Man and the Scream Team meet the Barmy Army uptown

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