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, Major League Soccer, and Canadian football chat.

The Whitecaps' preseason has begun and the new season is now just six weeks away. How prepared can the 'Caps be when a large part of their squad will be missing for spells due to international duty and visa issues? We ask head coach Marc Dos Santos, plus we delve into the rumours about a possible Brazilian variant coming to the Vancouver midfielder, as Caio Alexandre looks set to join the club.

After talking defence last week, we focus on the Whitecaps attack this episode as we sit down for a chat with veteran striker Tosaint Ricketts to talk about the season ahead, his lingering national team ambitions, and working to get his business degree, interning at the 'Caps, and his hopes for the future. We also hear from Theo Bair and look at how the Whitecaps striking options might play out.

We also talk World Cup and Olympic qualifiers, look at Forge FC owner calling out the CSA over the Canadian Championship final mess, and chat about the retiral of Marcel de Jong and Ben Fisk becoming a free agent.

Plus we continue our travels back in the TARDIS as Whitecaps goalkeeper Evan Newton revisits some football history, Football Violence Awareness Month is back in Wavelength, and we feature a couple of Russian bands in this week's musical selections - DLB (длб) and Ploho.

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

02.25: A quick reflection on a weird year
08.40: Whitecaps preseason gets underway, but how ready will the team be at First Kick? With audio from Marc Dos Santos
26.16: Caio Alexandre rumours - is a Brazilian variant coming to the Vancouver midfield?
40.25: Fredy Montero heads back to Seattle
46.16: What weird things has a year of Covid shutdowns got you into?
56.35: Tosaint Ricketts interview and discussion
89.44: Football Time Travels featuring Evan Newton
105.12: Wavelength - Argy Bargy - Drink, Drugs, and Football Thugs
111.56: Theo Bair audio and discussion
122.05: Canadian football chat - World Cup and Olympic qualifiers, Bob Young calls out CSA, De Jong retires, Fisk leaves Ottawa

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

The new MLS season is seven weeks away and the news around the league is really starting to ramp up. There's new signings, new kits, new managerial vacancies, and doubts surrounding new teams. We chat about all of that and more this episode.

In Whitecapsland a new defensive signing is set to be announced this week, with Angolan-Portuguese right back Bruno Gaspar joining on loan from CP Sporting. What will this mean for the porous Vancouver backline, which is now one of the most expensive in MLS history.

Our feature interview this week is with one of those defensive pieces, goalkeeper Evan Newton. We have a lengthy chat with Evan about his move to Vancouver and his career so far. What advice did his mentor Jon Busch give him? Why did it take so long for the USL standout to get back to MLS? How did he unintentionally derail NYCFC's Champions League preparations? All this and more are discussed in a very enjoyable chat.

We also delve into Thierry Henry's departure in Montreal and hear from VP and CEO Kevin Gilmore and Sporting Director Olivier Renard about his decision and where that leaves the club. But Montreal haven't been the only MLS side thrown into chaos this week as we look at the current mess in Sacramento, who have just lost their majority owner two years before they are set to join the league.

Plus we continue our travels back in the TARDIS with Whitecaps midfielder Andy Rose to talk about revisiting some football history, find out Jake Nerwinski's favourite jam, and a goalkeeping legend features in this week's Wavelength.

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

02.30: Whitecaps news recap Flash Five
09.27: Bruno Gaspar set to bolster Whitecaps defence
23.19: Jake Nerwinski's Favourite Jam
24.38: MLS 2021 kit releases
30.04: Evan Newton interview
74.51: Sacramento's MLS expansion thrown into chaos
86.32: Football Time Travels featuring Andy Rose
104.12: Wavelength - Petr Cech and Rogers Taylor - That's Football
109.49: Thierry Henry leaves CF Montreal high and dry - featuring audio from Kevin Gilmore and Olivier Renard

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

It's been pretty quiet in Whitecapsland, so that surely means a shorter show. We thought that too, but turns out we ended up with a two and a half hourer instead as we turned our attentions to other matters.

AFTN writer Jake McGrail joins us to look at the main Whitecaps talking points of the week and share his thoughts on last season, the offseason, and the season to come. Plus we look at MLS' new U22 player initiative and the convoluted rules that seem to surround it.

But while it's been quiet in Vancouver, the same can't be said in Montreal and we take a bit of time to delve into all the happenings out east from the continuing rebrand to new signings to possibly losing their head coach just before the season begins.

Will Thierry Henry be heading to Bournemouth to become manager there? Where does that leave Montreal this close to the start of the season and just who has been behind the club's numerous signings this offseason? We also hear from two of them, striker Bjørn Johnsen and a player very well known to Whitecaps fans, Erik Hurtado about signing for Montreal and more.

All of this plus we travel back in the TARDIS with Whitecaps CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster to talk about revisiting some football history in our new feature and we talk CPL salaries and how the exemplify the need for the players' union to be recognised.

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

03.55: Whitecaps News of the Week
27.52: MLS' new U22 initiative
40.02: Montreal Impact chat
51.46: Erik Hurtado audio and discussion
66.30: Bjørn Johnsen audio and discussion
81.34: Is Thierry Henry heading to Bournemouth and where does that leave Montreal?
94.47: Football Time Travels featuring Axel Schuster
120.43: Wavelength - Vaudeville Smash ft Les Murray - Zinedine Zidane
129.39: CPL player salaries exemplify the need for recognising their union

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and North American football chat.

It's Valentine's Day and we love you all. So much so that we're dropping a bumper three hour episode early for you this week as there's lots to talk about.

The new MLS season is all systems go after a deal between the league and the players has been agreed and a lockout has been avoided. We hear from MLS Commissioner Don Garber about the deal and the season ahead.

But what does it mean for the Whitecaps? Where will they play? How disadvantaged will they be by players being away on international duty in the weeks before the season begins? We sit down for an in-depth chat with Vancouver CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster to chat about all of that, the plans to keep families together this season, the new head of recruitment, the search for a number 10, and more.

We also look at the demise of Vancouver sports talk radio station TSN 1040, Alphonso Davies winning a World Cup medal, and we delve into the draw for the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League, chatting with Atlanta United Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra, Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin, and Portland Timbers' Gio Savarese along the way about the draw and what the competition means to them.

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

01.29: Don Garber on new CBA and the MLS season ahead
25.42: Unpacking Don Garber
47.30: Axel Schuster interview
106.22: CONCACAF Champions League draw - featuring audio from Gio Savarese, Jim Curtin, Carlos Bocanegra, and Caleb Porter
130.41: Phonzie wins FIFA Club World Cup
155.07: TSN 1040's demise and the future of sports radio in Vancouver
172.38: Wavelength - Halftime Oranges - The Girl From 4b

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

At the time of recording this episode, it looks like a MLS lockout has been avoided. We talk about what info is flying around regarding the deal between the league and the players, and debate whether the players have given up too much that they'll come to regret in the long run.

We also delve into the Whitecaps and CPL news of the week and look at the exciting revamp of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Our feature interview this episode is tied in with our latest Wavelength selection. Glasgow band The Eisenhowers released their third album last month and the last track on it, and the first single taken from it, is a football based song called "3 O'Clock On A Saturday". Dubbed "a love letter to Scottish football" it's an evocative song, made all the more meaningful by having our ability to attend football matches taken away from us just now. We chat with singer songwriter Raymond Weir about the song, how football runs deep in us all, and give it a play for you all to enjoy.

Plus we find out if former Whitecap Andy O'Brien fancies a chocolate digestive and what is FC Edmonton head coach Alan Koch's favourite jam.

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

02.12: Has a MLS lockout been avoided?
20.10: Whitecaps News of the Week
31.56: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Andy O'Brien
33.22: CONCACAF Champions League revamp
46.56: Wavelength - The Eisenhowers - 3 O'Clock On A Saturday
53.30: Raymond Weir Interview
84.16: CPL transfer chat
92.56: Alan Koch's Favourite Jam
94.05: CPL prize back competition

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

Is a MLS lockout looming? We chat about that as things aren't looking good between the owners and the players, and while we may now have a start date for the new season to get underway, getting to that point still feels filled with a lot of uncertainties and a long way away.

As it all plays out, the Whitecaps have been busy making some signings to their squad. We look at the additions of winger Deibar Caicedo and goalkeeper Evan Newton, and chat to 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos and Sporting Director Axel Schuster about the former. Plus we look at the return of Andy Rose and talk with the man himself about coming back to the team and his additional role as U19 assistant coach.

It's also been a busy week in the CPL with their 2021 U Sports draft. We look at some of the picks and chat with FC Edmonton's two selections, Whitecaps academy alumni Tommy Gardner and Jackson Farmer. Plus we hear a little bit from their head coach Alan Koch and we have a special CPL giveaway for one lucky listener.

This episode falls within CiTR Radio's annual Fundrive fundraising campaign. If you would like to help support the station with a donation, you can do so HERE and mention you were referred by AFTN.

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

03.54: Is a MLS lockout looming?
24.19: Whitecaps add Caicedo and Newton - with audio from MDS and Axel Schuster
52.56: Andy Rose Interview
84.02: CPL Draft chat and prize giveaway
97.15: Tommy Gardner and Jackson Farmer interview
109.40: Wavelength - Tactics - Football Cards

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

The 2021 MLS SuperDraft has come and gone and the Whitecaps have four new players. Well two are likely heading back to college, but we do hear from the other two, Nigerian striker David Egbo and Jamaican defender Javain Brown.

We look at what the 'Caps have added, hear from head coach Marc Dos Santos and Sporting Director Axel Schuster, and also chat with them about the season ahead for the Whitecaps, possible signings, and more.

Turning our attention to the international scene, Vancouver's Lucas Cavallini and Toronto's Jonathan Osorio talk Canada, and we look at the impact a busy international calendar will have on a Canadian-heavy Whitecaps squad this season.

And back to a busy week around MLS we look at Kekuta Manneh heading back to Austin, Phil Neville's appointment in Miami, and we get some clarification on the Montreal snowflake debate. Plus we bring you our 2021 predictions for the Whitecaps, MLS, and the Canadian Premier League.

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

06.25: Whitecaps pick four in MLS draft with audio from David Egbo and Javain Brown
37.02: MDS and Axel on the Whitecaps season ahead
65.40: Lucas Cavallini talks Canada
90.26: Jonathan Osorio talks Canada
110.55: MLS v MLSPA - the battle continues
115.35: Whitecaps, MLS, and CPL 2021 Predictions
131.00: MLS chat - Kekuta heads back to Austin, Montreal snowflakes, Phil Neville goes to Miami
141.06: Wavelength - Tenpole Tudor - Football Rockabilly

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

2021 hasn't started great and people are already trying to cancel their first month's trial. But it has been a very busy start to the year in North American soccer circles.

In Major League Soccer, the players and the league look set to be on a collision course that could delay the start of the season or even lead to a lock out after the league enforce force majeure and want to rip up the collective bargaining agreement in place.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber made comments to the media on Tuesday that raised the players' ire and MLSPA Executive Director Bob Foose responded with a media call of his own the following day. We bring you the most important highlights from that call and discuss what's played out this past week.

We also look at the big talking points coming out of the three Canadian clubs this week as Montreal rebrand, Toronto appoint a new head coach, and Vancouver are excited that someone is good at video games. We also hear audio from the CF Montreal and Chris Armas introductory press conferences.

Plus we chat about the Canadian men's national team camp in Florida, the upcoming U23 Olympic qualifiers, Rhian Wilkinson stepping down from the women's program, and Westhills Stadium getting a new name.

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

03.03: Don Garber raises players' ire once again
11.39: MLSPA Executive Director Bob Foose
43.45: Are the players and the league on a collision course?
64.44: Montreal Impact rebrand
94.36: Toronto FC appoint Chris Armas as head coach
125.55: Canadian football round up - Florida camp, Olympic Qualifiers, Rhian Wilkinson steps down, Westhills Stadium is no more
136.05: Wavelength - Neil Grant - There's Nae Team Like Scotland

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

2020 is over. We made it! And as is our tradition, we kick off our first show of the new year with a look back at the year that has just past and a look ahead at what we may have in store over the next 12 months.

We kick things off with a look at the Whitecaps' season, try and look at some highs after another disappointing year on the pitch, look at the players that came in and what we might see from them next season, delve into the off the pitch issues that surrounded the club, and ponder what may lie in store for 2021 in terms of performance, recruitment, and whether there will be much of a season at all after MLS invoked a force majeure clause as a final kick in the stanes to all the players.

We also take a general look at the sporting landscape in Canada and after a slew of awards ponder whether the game has grown more into the mainstream this past year. Plus we look back at what was an enjoyable, but far too short, Canadian Premier League season. But where does the league go next?

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

08.04: Whitecaps year in review and a look ahead to 2021
46.08: The MLS season and what lies in store after force majeure invoked
58.56: Canadian Premier League year in review
85.00: Canadian soccer's rise in the general sporting landscape
97.40: Wavelength - Clement Bushay Set - Football Reggae

Ho, ho, ho everybody. It's Chriiiiiiiiiiiiistmaaaaaaaaaas. And that can only mean one thing. It's time for the 2020 AFTN Soccer Show Christmas special - our self indulgent episode where we talk football, talk nonsense, play some of our favourite tunes, and bring you some bizarre interviews. Oh wait, sorry, that's every episode. But at least this episode has sleigh bells!

On the footballing side, we look at the Whitecaps News of the Week, which included a trade, transfer rumours, and call ups up to the next Canadian men's national team camp. Plus we unpack our chat with head coach Marc Dos Santos from last week some more, find out his favourite jam, and what books he's a fan of.

We also chat about another MLS team falling just short in the CONCACAF Champions League, talk MLS wacky trades, look at two Canadian clubs getting a new identity in 2021, and hear from York United's Angus McNab.

Away from the football, there's splatterings of some excellent Christmas songs and our feature interview is with the lead singer from the band The New Royal Family, David Barnett, the man behind the cult AFTN section and song that is "Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive", as we talk biscuits, football, Adam and the Ants, Suede, and general nonsense.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to all of our listeners. We hope you have a wonderful festive period:

04.25: Peat and Diesel - Fairytale of Stornoway
10.03: Whitecaps News of the Week
21.38: Marc Dos Santos' favourite jam
22.55: Canadian camp call ups
30.14: Keith TOTP - I Believe In Father Christmas
34.40: Marc Dos Santos on football books
44.25: Re-entry draft peak MLSness
47.03: MLS still waiting for first CONCACAF Champions League winner
51.04: Gurr featuring Eddie Argos - Christmas One and Only
54.45: New Royal Family's David Barnett interview - part one
84.11: Frank Sidebottom - Christmas Medley
87.15: New Royal Family's David Barnett interview - part two
114.55: New Royal Family - Thank Christ It's Christmas
119.23: York 9 and Montreal Impact rebranding featuring audio from Angus McNab
138.34: Goldie Lookin' Chain - Covid Christmas

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

It's the time of year where football in North America winds down and the focus is on both reflection of the year past and looking ahead at the year to come. In the current Covid world, the latter is harder to do than it's ever been before, but we look at the current state of play with three MLS clubs in this episode.

Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos joins us for our annual State of the Whitecaps chat. We look back at the difficult year that was and ahead to what the club are doing to improve for 2021.

What kinds of DPs will be coming in and from where? Will we finally get a true number 10 difference maker in Vancouver or will it be a hybrid multi-position player? Will those defensive holes be plugged? And are the club prepared to do a blockbuster GAM deal to land some MLS experience? We talk with Marc about all of that a lot more too in a 45 minute chat.

We also look at the season past and future plans of another Canadian side, Montreal Impact, as their season finally came to an end this past week, and hear from head coach Thierry Henry about his first year in charge, Sporting Director Olivier Renard, and Canadian midfielder Samuel Piette.

Plus we look at a busy week for expansion side Austin FC and hear from head coach Josh Wolff and Sporting Director Claudio Reyna, and we cover the exciting action as the CONCACAF Champions League wraps up. Can LAFC make history for a MLS side? We hear from head coach Bob Bradley, along with NYCFC's Ronny Delia as he looks ahead to next season.

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

03.30: The State of the Whitecaps with Marc Dos Santos
56.30: Unpacking MDS
65.33: Wavelength - Parlour Flames - Pop Music Football and Girls
73.13: Austin FC's busy week, with audio from Claudio Reyna and Josh Wolff
95.41: CONCACAF Champions League wraps up as history awaits LAFC - with Bob Bradley and Ronny Delia audio
109.05: Montreal Impact end of season review with audio from Thierry Henry, Olivier Renard, and Samuel Piette

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Major League Soccer chat as we bring you something a little different this episode.

Saturday night saw the 2020 MLS Cup takes place in Columbus, as the Crew saw off the challenge of Seattle Sounders. AFTN did our first live watchalong on YouTube and we bring you that now in podcast form for your aural pleasure.

But don't worry, this episode isn't just us talking about the match. In fact, far from it! We do chat about the main action as it takes place but this episode sees Michael McColl, Steve Pandher, Zachary Adam Meisenheimer, Navid Mashinchi, and Will Silver delve into a number of topics and issues affecting Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer as a whole.

Just how far behind the top of the league are the Whitecaps? Why can't they recruit and perform better than Columbus? Can they turn things around or will they simply get left behind? And where would the Whitecaps actually have a player ranked in the all time list of MLS players?

Plus we talk MLS expansion in Austin and Sacramento, hear from Austin FC head coach Josh Wolff and Sporting Director Claudio Reyna about building their squad and Tuesday's expansion draft, the rumours of MLS and Liga MX merging, how far MLS has come in its 25 years, the top 25 players of all time, Commissioner Don Garber's State of the League address, what lies in store for next season, and much much more, including hearing a little bit from both head coaches after the MLS Cup itself.

There's no timestamps or breakdown for this episode as the chat was fluid and we want you to enjoy it all as it played out.

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Major League Soccer and Canadian soccer chat.

We kick things off with a look at the two MLS Conference finals and set up Saturday's MLS Cup. Plus with it being awards season we talk about the trophies handed out by MLS, the CPL, and Canada Soccer and hear from Alphonso Davies, Stephen Hart, Kyle Bekker, Triston Henry, and Mo Farsi..

We also look at Forge FC's quest for success in the CONCACAF League, hear from head coach Bobby Smyrniotis, talk about David Edgar's retirement, and hear from the man himself.

Plus we also chat with Paul Varian about his new book "Don't Blame The Soccer Parents" and The Vandals feature in this week's Wavelength.

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

01.50: The MLS Cup final is all set
34.55: CPL awards with audio from Stephen Hart, Kyle Bekker, Triston Henry, and Mo Farsi
64.56: Canada Soccer awards handed out featuring a chat with Alphonso Davies
88.36: Paul Varian interview about his new book "Don't Blame The Soccer Parents"
112.50: Wavelength - The Vandals - Soccer Mom
119.15: Forge FC still searching for CONCACAF glory
136.58: David Edgar retires featuring a chat with the man himself

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

The league season may be over for the three Canadian MLS sides but the busy work is really just now getting underway and we chat about what's been an eventful week in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, hearing from two Sporting Directors along the way.

First up is our Whitecaps chat as we look at the roster moves announced this week, then sit down for a one-on-one chat with Sporting Director and CEO Axel Schuster as we look back on his first year in the job, what lies ahead, building a winning team for next season, and a lot more.

Turning our attention east next, we look at the roster moves announced by both Toronto and Montreal, Greg Vanney stepping down as TFC head coach, the rebranding of the Impact, and we hear from Montreal Sporting Director Olivier Renard about his plans for the strengthening the team next season amongst all the uncertainty.

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

03.25: Whitecaps end of season roster moves
11.54: Axel Schuster one-on-one interview
63.06: Toronto FC players and manager moves
67.35: Montreal Impact end of season roster moves
71.43: Olivier Renard audio

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

Although this week it is in fact mostly MLS talk as the playoffs got underway this past weekend. Full of excitement, drama, controversy, and actual WTF moments, once again it all felt like a league far removed from where the Whitecaps are right now. A reality slap right in your face. Blam! Blam! (that will make more sense when you listen to the show!)

We look at the six playoff games played so far and some of the questions coming out of them like why don't teams invest in their defences more, how much advantage will teams allowing fans in have, and does the success of Nashville emphasise the need for Vancouver to add some MLS veterans?

The games signalled the end of the road for one of the two Canadian teams to make the MLS postseason - Montreal Impact - and we hear from Thierry Henry and Luis Binks about the end to their league season and the wait now for Champions League games next month.

And of course we look at the craziness that was that Orlando City v NYCFC penalty shoot out, and hear the postgame thoughts of Oscar Pareja and Nani.

Plus we look at the MLS awards, the layoffs at MLSsoccer.com, and talk MLS jersey sales.

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

02.37: MLS Western Conference playoff chat
39.16: MLS Eastern Conference playoff chat
51.40: Montreal Impact chat featuring Thierry Henry and Luis Binks
67.24: The epic that was Orlando City v NYCFC
98.46: Wavelength - Red Flag '77 - Football Crazy
102.30: MLS awards and a fun quiz
115.27: MLS layoffs and the state of football media in North America

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

The Whitecaps end of season post mortem continued this week as the club held their end of season availability this week with some player, head coach Marc Dos Santos, and Sporting Director/CEO Axel Schuster. We bring you some of the most pertinent sound bites from Schuster and unpack what he said.

What came across was something of a lack of ambition from the club and perhaps some naivety thrown in as well in a number of areas. Or was it just the stark reality of where the 'Caps sit in MLS right now? There's a big difference between just making the playoffs and being competitive once you get there.

Could this current squad really make the playoffs next year without any additions? Which areas are pegged for upgrading this offseason? Will it be enough? We look at all of these topics and a lot more.

We also hand out some more end of season awards, look ahead to the MLS playoffs that get underway this week, pay tribute to Tony Waiters, and a former NASL legend, Giorgio Chinaglia features in this week's Wavelength.

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

05.42: Tony Waiters Tribute
11.44: Axel Schuster end of season sound bites
27.47: Unpacking Axel - where's the ambition?
55.56: Unpacking Axel - making the Whitecaps great again
76.59: More AFTN End of Season Awards
96.30: Wavelength - Giorgio Chinaglia - (I'm) Football Crazy
101.47: MLS playoffs preview

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

The Whitecaps 2020 MLS season came to an end this weekend. The team missed the playoffs for the third straight year, but in a testing season of adversity, the team showed some improvement, recording more wins than 2019. We look back at how it all finished up, what what went wrong this season, and what needs to be done to make the team better, and get some thoughts from Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos.

We also look at which Whitecaps we feel should stay, which ones need to be loaned out, and who the team should cut free before next season. Plus we hand out the first of our end of season awards.

We also see how things finished around MLS and hear from Montreal Impact head coach Thierry Henry.

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

02.07: Whitecaps v LA Galaxy - quick game in review
12.29: How MLS ended up - with audio from Thierry Henry
29.47: Whitecaps season discussion with audio from MDS
65.48: Whitecaps End of Season Awards
93.28: Whitecaps In, Out, or On The Bubble - goalkeepers and defenders
117.50: Whitecaps In, Out, or On The Bubble - midfielders and forwards
137.02: Wavelength - Bring Me The Horizon - Football Season Is Over

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

Vancouver's playoff hopes hang by a thread after their losses to Seattle and Portland this week and the new Points Per Game rule to decide the MLS playoff positions this season. There's still a glimmer of hope but a lot depends on whether LAFC and San Jose play midweek.

We chat about the 1-0 loss to Portland, the farcical and unbalanced MLS playoff rules, and hear from Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos and defender Jake Nerwinski.

Plus we also discuss the rumours of Bundesliga interest in having a CPL team in the lower mainland, and since it's Halloween, it's time to dig out Pa Modou Kah's Thriller!

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

02.31: Timbers v Whitecaps postgame review including the thoughts of Marc Dos Santos
34.44: MLS playoff farce - with audio from Marc Dos Santos and Jake Nerwinski
72.07: CPL in the lower mainland discussion
84.54: Wavelength - Murray Torkildsen - Stop Talking Football

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and we're joined this week by Radio Cascadia's Steven Agen and football journalist Harjeet Johal for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer chat.

The 'Caps won one and lost one in the space of 72 hours. We look at the win over San Jose and the loss to Seattle, where that leaves them in the playoff chase, delve into some individual performances, plus we hear the postgame thoughts of Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos and those of playoff clinching Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer
The MLS season run-in is still tight in the Western Conference as the Whitecaps become Vancouver's Devil's Horsemen, rampaging through foreign lands in the search for glory. We look at all the permutations affecting the 'Caps and hear from Dos Santos, Lucas Cavallini, and Andy Rose about wanting to make this season mean something, the strains of being away from home, and the unknowns around playoff positioning.

And we have a special musical treat for you this week as we bring you four songs from Max Splodge's Ghengis Khan and Mongolian themed album Holidays In Mongolia. What other football podcast brings you such things?!

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

03.58:Whitecaps v Earthquakes chat
10.11:Whitecaps v Sounders postgame review
39.22: Marc Dos Santos and Brian Schmetzer postgame thoughts
50.43: More Whitecaps chat and mailbag
72.20: Wavelength - Matt Fishel - Football Song
79.15: Making this season count for something with audio from Marc Dos Santos, Lucas Cavallini, and Andy Rose
92.13: The MLS standings and the Whitecaps season run-in

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and we've another packed, but slightly shorter, show of Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer chat for you again this week.

The Whitecaps headed out of Portland for the final time this regular season, going down to a 1-0 loss at LA Galaxy. We pick over the bones of the defeat, look at where it all went wrong, and hear the thoughts of 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos.

The MLS season run-in looks set to go down to the wire and the Whitecaps are still in the mix. We look at the current standings, the path ahead, and chat about this weekend's controversy surrounding the non-awarding of the Supporters Shield this season.

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

02.10: LA Galaxy v Vancouver Whitecaps postgame review
22.09: Marc Dos Santos postgame thoughts
29.40: More Whitecaps chat
45.49: Have You Heard? - Paris Street Rebels - Freakshow
51.04: The MLS standings and season run-in
61.00: MLS Supporters Shield controversy
66.24: Wavelength - Dive In The Box - Away Match Rules

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