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.

And what a busy week it's been.

The Whitecaps got back to winning ways with a narrow victory at home to FC Dallas on Saturday. We look at the highlights and lowlights coming out of that one, where that leaves the team after the weekend's results, and look ahead to the Houston game midweek.

And Whitecaps CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster joins us to chat about the new Leagues Cup format, the search for a new head coach, and the development of the 'Caps' U19s.

We also hear from MLS Commissioner Don Garber about the revamped Leagues Cup, Pacific FC's Pa-Modou Kah and Forge FC's Bobby Smyrniotis talk about One Soccer's new deal with Telus, automatic qualification to the CONCACAF Champions League from 2024 for two CPL teams, and growing the league.

Plus we look at Rob Gale's departure at Valour and hear from his replacement, former Whitecaps assistant coach Phillip Dos Santos, Pa-Modou Kah talks Canadian Championship semi-finals, Werd (SOS) ends his residency as our Artist of the Month for September, and Nottingham punk band Resistance 77 are in Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month wraps up.

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

01.37: Intro and football cards
06.32: Whitecaps v Dallas postgame analysis
30.51: Axel Schuster on coaching search and U19s
44.50: MLS round-up and Houston preview
57.11: Leagues Cup revamp with audio from Garber and Schuster
77.00: Pa Modou Kah on CCL and League Cups revamp and growing CPL
92.43: Bobby Smyrniotis on CCL and League Cups revamp and growing CPL
100.25: Rob Gale out at Valour, Phillip Dos Santos takes over
119.05: Pa-Modou Kah on Canadian Championship semi-finals
125.10: Wavelength - Resistance '77 - Saturday On The Terraces

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

As those around them pick up the wins, the room for error is getting ever smaller for the 'Caps and while an away draw in Colorado is normally a good result, we're getting to the have to start getting three points stage of the season.

We pick over the bones of that game, talk Whitecaps defence, and look at where the draw leaves the 'Caps in the grand scheme of things in the Western Conference, plus as another MLS manager falls, we look at how urgent filling the Vancouver vacancy could become.

Our feature interview this episode is with one of the newest Whitecaps, German centreback Florian Jungwirth. We chat with Flo about his early days in football in Germany, his initial slow loving of the game, making the move to MLS, settling in to Vancouver, and about his work with his rescue dogs charity in Spain.

Plus Werd (SOS) continues as our Artist of the Month for September and London punk band Infa Riot are in Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month continues!

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

02.35: Rapids v Whitecaps postgame analysis
40.40: Artist of the Month - Werd (SOS) ft Kirsty Innes - One The Rocks
45.28: Florian Jungwirth interview
69.15: Whitecaps defensive discussion
79.42: Wavelength - Infa Riot - Bootboys
85.48: Goodbyes and football strips chat

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

It's been another busy few days at club and country level and we have you covered again in this episode.

The Whitecaps saw their 10 game unbeaten league run ended in a 1-0 Cascadia derby loss to Portland Timbers on Friday night. We look at the highs and lows from the game, some of the bizarre personnel decisions on the night, the continued flat first half performances, and where that loss leaves the 'Caps now after the weekend's other results in the Western Conference.

Turning our attention to the international stage, we delve into the aftermath of Canada's 3-0 win over El Salvador in World Cup qualifying and look at the lay of the land in the CONCACAF octagon. Plus we hear some postgame audio from head coach John Herdman and players Atiba Hutchinson and Milan Borjan.

Plus Werd (SOS) continues as our Artist of the Month for September and London punk/Oi! band The Ejected are in Wavelength as a NSFW Football Violence Awareness Month continues!

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

01.56: Intro and football cards
06.25: Whitecaps v Timbers postgame analysis
43.45: Artist of the Month - Werd (SOS) x Deeko - Just Us
49.05: CONCACAF World Cup qualifying chat
91.30: Wavelength - The Ejected - Football Song

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

It's been another busy few days at club and country level and we have you covered with it in this episode.

We kick things off with a look at the Whitecaps' latest win, a 2-1 come from behind victory at home to Austin FC. Is this the mark of a playoff side or has it been two wins against poor opposition? What's behind another slow start and what can we take from a scintillating second half? We chat about all of this, plus we hear from the gaffer and look at the playoff picture in the MLS West.

Our feature interview for this episode is with the 'Caps interim head coach Vanni Sartini. We chat with Vanni about growing up playing and as a football fan in Italy, his coaching background, his move to the US and coming on the Whitecaps' radar, his coaching philosophies, and more. Plus we find out the most important thing, does he fancy a chocolate digestive?

Turning our attention to the international stage, we delve into the aftermath of Canada's 1-1 draw with the US, look at what that means in terms of the other CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, and chat about the farcical scenes in CONMEBOL between Brazil and Argentina.

Plus Werd (SOS) continues as our new Artist of the Month for September and Spanish band Non Servium are in Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month continues!

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

01.31: Intro and football cards
07.08: Whitecaps v Austin postgame analysis
47.56: Vanni Sartini interview and discussion
86.06: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Vanni Sartini
91.25: USA v Canada postgame analysis
120.13: Wavelength - Non Servium - Hooligans

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

It's all about club and country this episode as we look at both the recent turmoil in Whitecapsland and the way ahead and at Canada kicking off the next part in their Quest for Qatar.

We sit down for a chat with Whitecaps CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster to talk about the firing of head coach Marc Dos Santos, the search for his replacement, and the future direction of the club. Was the dismissal of MDS on the cards for a while? What has the first week of the new coaching search been like and just what are they looking for? Will they splash the cash for right man? Could we see a free agent or a third DP added before the roster freeze? We chat about all of that and more.

Turning our attention to the international stage, we delve into Canada's less than stellar start to the Octagon after they dropped two points to Honduras on Thursday night and what that might mean for the rest of their World Cup qualifying campaign. What went wrong? Did everyone get caught up in the hype and forget how dangerous Honduras can be? Is this merely a blip and can the young Canucks bounce back against the US on Sunday? All this and more, plus we hear the postgame thoughts of head coach John Herdman.

Plus Werd (SOS) features as our new Artist of the Month for September and Vanilla Muffins are back in Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month returns!

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

02.35: Axel Schuster interview
31.42: Unpacking Axel
54.32: Artist of the Month - Werd (SOS) - Echo
58.11: Canada v Honduras World Cup qualifying chat
86.08: Wavelength - Vanilla Muffins - Modern Football Sucks (Death of a Hooligan)

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