AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

The AFTN football/soccer podcast about Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer (MLS)
Nov 29th, 2021 by aftn at 3:08 am

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

The Whitecaps season may be over and it may have been all quiet on the blue and white front this past week, but there's a lot of big decisions coming up this offseason around the head coaching position, the current squad of players, and bringing in new faces to take the team to the next level.

We give the 'Caps a helping hand, and kick off our offseason shows, with our annual look at who the club need to keep around, who should be traded, transferred or loaned out, and who should be cut free and wished well in their future endeavours.

We break the squad down into defence, midfield, and attack and look at the individual contributions around the team, or lack of. How much offseason activity should 'Caps fans expect in the transfer market?

The MLS playoffs are in full swing and they've been serving up late drama. We look at the latest games and some of the latest talking points coming out of Canada's other MLS sides - Toronto and Montreal.

All of this, plus New Jersey artist Motherway features in this episode's Wavelength and Jersey band Crazy and the Brains wind up their residency as our Artists of the Month.

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

01.42: Intro and football cards
06.51: Whitecaps Keep, Trade, Release - goalkeepers
20.19: Whitecaps Keep, Trade, Release - defenders
46.31: Whitecaps Keep, Trade, Release - midfielders
60.53: Whitecaps Keep, Trade, Release - forwards
78.40: MLS playoffs round-up
95.01: TFC make moves off the pitch
103.40: CF Montreal vs supporters
113.49: Wavelength - Motherway - Soccer

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

It's a playoff edition as we look at the highs and lows for the two BC teams in postseason action this weekend, as the Whitecaps MLS season came to an end in Kansas City, but Pacific FC's continued as they made it to the Canadian Premier league championship game.

We kick things off with some 'Caps chat, who are one and done after going down to a 3-1 defeat at Sporting KC in the MLS playoffs. What went wrong? What was with the line-up? And should we be feeling a bit downbeat about crashing out early, optimistic about what they've achieved and the future, or a combination of all of that?

We look at the main talking points from the game and hear from 'Caps coach Vanni Sartini, plus we round up the rest of the weekend's MLS playoff action.

But it was far better news for Pacific FC as they beat Cavalry FC, in somewhat controversial circumstances, in their semi-final to reach their first ever CPL championship game against Forge FC in two week's time. We chat about both semis, set up the final, and hear from Pacific head coach Pa Modou Kah and Cavalry's Tommy Wheeldon Jr.

All of this, plus New Zealand Sunday league team turned band Cumbia Blazera make their debut in this episode's Wavelength and Jersey band Crazy and the Brains continue their residency as our Artists of the Month.

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

01.40: Intro and football cards
06.40: Whitecaps lose to KC in MLS playoffs
66.29: MLS playoffs round-up
75.00: Pacific FC reach CPL Championship game
102.50: Wavelength - Cumbia Blazera - Game We Should Have Won

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

It's an exciting time in Canadian soccer and we're in a celebratory mood this episode with Canada getting ever closer to reaching the World Cup in Qatar and the Whitecaps getting set for their first MLS playoff campaign since 2017. Happy days and we have it all covered for you in this episode.

We start off on the international stage as Canada made it six points from six in World Cup qualifying in Edmonton and they finish 2021 at the top of the Octo. We look back at the big talking points from the wins over Costa Rica and Mexico and get the inside scoop from our man on the ground at Commonwealth Stadium. Have Canada all but assured a top four finish? Where will the next match against the US be played? We chat about all of this and more.

Moving back to domestic matters, as the Whitecaps get set to head to Kansas City in playoff action, we look at the team's poor postseason record, preview the KC match, and chat one-on-one with 'Caps head coach Vanni Sartini.

And there's still time for our feature interview this episode as we sit down for a chat with the 'Caps leading scorer Brian White about his career so far, coming to Vancouver, and the game against KC.

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

02.00: Intro and football cards
11.05: Canada are top of the Octo
71.16: Whitecaps playoff record and playoff optimism
82.13: Vanni Sartini interview
91.45: Sporting KC v Whitecaps playoff preview
107.00: Brian White interview
134.37: Wavelength - Embrace - World At Your Feet

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

The 2021 MLS regular season is in the history books and after many twists and turns and ups and downs, the Whitecaps are in the postseason for the first time since 2017. We pick over the bones of their playoff clinching 1-1 draw at home to Seattle, look around the rest of the action on Decision Day as the afternoon timeline played out, and set up the playoffs to come.

But while it's great news on the pitch for the 'Caps, the sexual misconduct scandal is still looming large off it. We look at the latest developments as MLS name the investigators appointed, and we chat with Lindsay Ingham, a Californian lawyer who specializes in such investigations, for an insight into how they proceed and more.

Our feature interview this episode is with Colin Elmes and Will Cromack of TSS Rovers as we chat about the club joining League 1 BC, the importance of the league to game's development here, and their plans for fan ownership.

All of this, plus we chat about the plans for the 2022 MLS season, the CPL playoff battle, Crazy and the Brains continue their stint as Artists of the Month, and Tulsa band The Shame feature in this episode's Wavelength.

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

02.45: Whitecaps v Sounders and how MLS Decision Day played out
61.35: Whitecaps sexual misconduct allegations - latest developments and Lindsay Ingham interview
101.09: TSS Rovers interview with Colin Elmes and Will Cromack
148.03: League 1 BC and fan ownership discussion
157.20: Canadian Premier League playoff battle
165.53: Wavelength - The Shame - For Football And The Pints

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

Decision Day beckons and the Whitecaps are heading into it in the playoff places and with their postseason fate very firmly in their own hands. A draw at LAFC on Tuesday night has left them with both hands on the wheel and looking in a fairly good position with one game of the MLS regular season. Can they steer the clear path ahead?

We look back at the highs, lows, and main talking points from the game in LA, talk about the defensive shift put in by the entire team as they were put under siege, and look ahead to Sunday, the clash with Seattle, and the playoff scenarios that could play out. Plus we hear from Vanni Sartini, Maxime Crepeau and Florian Jungwirth.

There's been a lot of developments in the Whitecaps abuse scandal this past week and we bring you up to speed. And there's still time to chat about some of the other big talking points around Canadian soccer this week as the Canadian Premier League playoff race heats up, Pacific FC just fall short in their bid to reach the Canadian Championship final, and Forge FC make history by becoming the first CPL side to reach the CONCACAF Champions League. Plus we chat with Valour's Phillip Dos Santos, Cavalry's Tommy Wheeldon Jr, and Forge's Bobby Smyrniotis.

The music in this week's show comes from our new Artists of the Month, New Jersey band Crazy and the Brains, Scottish rapper Mog, and My Brother Woody return in this episode's Wavelength.

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

02.23: Intros and football cards
06.14:Whitecaps abuse scandal - the fallout continues
30.20: MLS West round-up
34.01: LAFC v Whitecaps postgame analysis
63.12: Decision Day scenarios and Seattle preview
81.00: Canadian football round-up - CPL, Canadian Championship, CONCACAF League
106.34: Wavelength - My Brother Woody - Early Reducer

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