AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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We've gone all Egyptian for this week's AFTN Soccer Show to welcome the latest Vancouver Whitecaps, Aly Ghazal and make him feel at home. We have the studio all decked out with Egyptian paraphernalia, and Steve and Anna battle it out in our Egyptian themed quiz for the prize of a chocolate pyramid.

What more could you want? Well three points on the road against a struggling New England Revolution side would have been nice. We look back at one of the worst games in the season and get the postgame thoughts of both head coaches, Carl Robinson and Jay Heaps. Did any 'Caps cover themselves in glory? And what about the surprise line-up changes, can more be read in to that?

We also look back at a busy week that saw players coming and going, and look ahead to the big home clashes to come, starting with next week's match with Houston Dynamo.

All this plus Genesis in this week's Wavelength section, and does Tim Parker fancy a chocolate digestive?

Here's the full episode rundown:

02.42: New England v Vancouver chat and analysis
18.55: Coaches audio - Carl Robinson and Jay Heaps
23.36: More New England v Vancouver analysis
31.24: This week's transfer news
43.32: Away With The Pharaohs Gameshow - part one
49.00: Reasons To Be Cheerful/Miserable
55.41: Anyone fancy a chocolate digestive with Tim Parker
57.32: Vancouver v Houston preview
70.43: The week in MLS and VAR
81.18: Away With The Pharaohs Gameshow - part two
87.10: BC Soccer Web headlines
92.41: Wavelength - Genesis

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Vancouver Whitecaps' road trip rolled into Colorado this weekend, fighting to a 2-2 draw with the Rapids. A tad disappointing or a hard point well earned? We look at that, the highs and lows of the match, and which players stood out for all the right and the wrong reasons. With New England next up, we also look ahead at what might be in store for the 'Caps against the Revolution.

With the transfer window set to close in a few days we chat to a player who could be joining the Whitecaps, Canadian international Adam Straith. The Residency alumni is here training with the 'Caps as a free agent, and we also chat with another former Residency player who was back in Vancouver this past week, current Rio Grande Toros keeper Marco Carducci.

All this and a World Cup anthem that wasn't to be in this week's Wavelength section, plus Stewart Kerr talks fish and chips, and does Jordan Harvey fancy a chocolate digestive?

Here's the full episode rundown:

01.44: Vancouver's draw in Colorado - chat and analysis
22:19 The first week of VAR
26:16 The state of the wild, wild West
29:47 Colorado preview
40:51 Adam Straith interview and chat
56.27: Anyone fancy a chocolate digestive with Jordan Harvey
58.04: WFC2 and USL present and future
62.13: Marco Carducci interview and chat
69.44: Flash Five - U23 Canadian goalkeepers
75.07: Stewart Kerr talks fish and chips
77:58 BC Soccerweb headlines
91.11: Wavelength - James

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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It was a historic first away win for Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. Their first in Dallas and their biggest so far in the MLS era. We look back at the 4-0 win over FC Dallas, the shining individual performances, and what it means heading into Colorado this weekend. We also hear from both head coaches, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and Dallas' Oscar Pareja.

We also chat with the 'Caps new Kiwi goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic and Whitecaps goalkeeper coach Stewart Kerr. Jordan Harvey talks fish and chips, and we catch up with one of the stars from CBC's new footballing drama 21 Thunder, Scottish footballer turned actor, Ryan Pierce.

All this and a psychedelic trip to the 60's in this week's Wavelength section and we open a bunch of stickers.

Here's the full episode rundown:

02.04: Vancouver Whitecaps sticker shock
05.07: Vancouver's win in Dallas - chat and analysis
19.09: Carl Robinson and Oscar Pareja postgame audio
24.52: More Vancouver v Dallas chat and player's performances
34.00: Colorado preview
42.32: Jordan Harvey talks fish and chips
48.06: Stefan Marinovic interview and chat
61.12: Stewart Kerr interview and goalkeeping chat
70.39: Anyone fancy a chocolate digestive with Stewart Kerr
72.07: Ryan Pierce from 21 Thunder interview and show review
97.50: BC Soccerweb headlines
109.08: Wavelength - Supporters Support Us

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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The highs and lows of football in MLS in the space of five days. That was Vancouver Whitecaps' week. We look back at whatever it was that played out at BC Place on Sunday afternoon in the Cascadian derby against Portland Timbers, and hear from both coaches, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and Portland's Caleb Porter, and our Timbers Man of the Match, Jake Gleeson.

We also look back at Canada's showing at the Gold Cup and what the future of the national team may look like, listen to Mike Petke's epic rant at officiating, and a well known American footballer make his first (and only?) appearance in our Wavelength section.

Here's the full episode rundown:

02.14: Whitecaps v Timbers - what the hell was that?
17.33: Carl Robinson and Caleb Porter audio
26.14: Players, formation, tactics, and giveaways
45.12: Jake Gleeson interview
48.01: 'Caps goalkeeper situation
57.34: Canada National Team chat and analysis
69.17: BC Soccerweb headlines
75.45: Mike Petke's epic rant
81.03: Wavelength - Deuce ft Big Hawk and XO

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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Woah. We're halfway there. Are Vancouver Whitecaps' playoff hopes living on a prayer or are they on a firmer footing? We look at the high and lows of the season so far, and what may lie ahead, as we chat with head coach Carl Robinson and striker Fredy Montero.

We also look at Canada's showing in the group games at the Gold Cup and the threat Jamaica poses, plus The Fall make their first appearance in our Wavelength section, Cole Seiler talks books, and does Martyn Pert fancy a chocolate digestive?

Here's the full episode rundown:

02:23 Canada and Gold Cup chat
18:35 Whitecaps season so far
22:05 Carl Robinson interview
32:12 Whitecaps midseason survey results and chat
39:33 Anyone fancy a chocolate digestive – with Martyn Pert
41:58 Whitecaps transfers, loans and rumours
48:28 Sem de Wit interview
55:39 Fredy Montero interview and discussion
65:41 WFC2 season so far and Rich Fagan interview
71:12 LA preview
80:44 'Me, My Shelf, and I' - Cole Seiler talks books
85:49 TSS Rovers end of season wrap up and Colin Elmes interview
97:53 Wavelength - The Fall

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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Canada are top of the world! Well, top of their Gold Cup group, so that's the next best thing, and not as cold.

Four points from their two group games sees Canada sitting pretty for the knockout stages. Steve and Zach look back at the draw with the Ticos, the standout performances, the concerns coming out of the match, and a look ahead to the big showdown with Honduras on Friday.

Plus there's audio from Canada coach Octavio Zambrano, Man of the Match Milan Borjan, and Junior Hoilett.

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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With MLS on a break, we turn our attention to the Canadian national teams this week, on both the men's and the women's side.

The men got off to a winning start in their Gold Cup campaign. We look back at the victory over French Guiana, chat about all the highs and the lows, and hear from head coach Octavio Zambrano, goalscorer Scott Arfield, and captain Patrice Bernier.

We catch up with new CSA President Steven Reed and turning our attention to the women's side, we chat with head coach John Herdman and teenage sensation Jordyn Huitema

All this plus, I, Ludicrous are back in our Wavelength section, plus anyone fancy a chocolate digestive?

Here's the full episode rundown:

00.35: Gold Cup chat - Canada v French Guiana
07.58: Octavio Zambrano audio
14.25: Alphonso Davies discussion
20.32: Scott Arfield interview
22.06: Patrice Bernier interview
26.05: More Gold Cup chat
30.09: CSA President Steven Reed interview
36.45: Canadian Premier League update
39.56: John Herdman interview
45.42: Anyone fancy a chocolate digestive – with John Herdman
46.51: Canadian Women's National Team All-time Top Ten
57.19: Jordyn Huitema Interview
76.20: Wavelength - I, Ludicrous

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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Vancouver Whitecaps shocked the world, well us and a lot of others here, by fighting back to beat a star-studded, and unbeaten in five, New York City FC side at BC Place on Wednesday night.

We look back at the highs and lows from the game, some individual performances, hear from coaches Carl Robinson and Patrick Viera, and Fredy Montero talks about Herrera's flop.

We also take a quick look at the state of both conferences as we move past the halfway point of the regular season, and chat with NYCFC’s Jack Harrison and Ben Sweat.

Vancouver Whitecaps U16s saw off Seattle Sounders in a Cascadian derby USSDA quarter-final match up to claim a place in next week’s Final Four in LA. We chat with assistant coach, and Whitecaps legend, Carl Valentine about the win he oversaw.

All this plus, anyone fancy a chocolate digestive?

Here's the full episode rundown:

01.45: Vancouver v NYC match analysis
20.29: Carl Robinson and Patrick Viera audio
25.06: Officiating, flopping, and Fredy Montero audio
29.36 Formation going forward
32.49: The state of the 'Caps and MLS going into Gold Cup break
39.32 Jack Harrison chat
41.26 Ben Sweat chat
44.00 Anyone fancy a chocolate digestive – with Carl Robinson
45.11: Whitecaps U16 chat with Carl Valentine

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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Vancouver Whitecaps headed east to face the best team in MLS right now, Chicago Fire, and they got their asses handed to them. We look back at the highs and lows from the game, some individual performances, and we hear from coaches Carl Robinson and Veljko Paunović

Our players interviews this week are with two Canadian Whitecaps, Brett Levis and Marcel de Jong as we talk recovery, the Gold Cup, and the Canadian Premier League. All this plus Billy Bragg is featured in this week's Wavelength section.

Here's the full episode rundown:

04.30: Chicago v Vancouver analysis
25:40: Carl Robinson and Veljko Paunović audio
29.59: Individual performances
35:11: New York City FC preview
52.39: Brett Levis interview
60.41: Canadian all-time Top Ten men's players
71.57: Canada Gold Cup chat
76.33: Marcel de Jong Interview
82.50: More Gold Cup chat
90:51 Whitecaps U16s
95.37: Wavelength - Billy Bragg

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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Vancouver Whitecaps are on the road again, taking their injury and international call up ravaged squad to an in-form Chicago Fire side. Well in-form in the league, if not the Cup.

After a gruelling 120 plus minute US Open Cup loss to FC Cincinnati, what state with the Fire be in? They're also missing some key players, but then so are the 'Caps. We preview the match with Chicago Fire beat reporter Shane Murray and have a pregame chat with 'Caps coach Carl Robinson. All this plus Thousand Yard Stare are featured in this week's Wavelength section.

Here's the full episode rundown:

04:21: Carl Robinson
09:04: AFTN's Chicago Fire v Vancouver Whitecaps preview
23:53: Chicago Fire beat writer Shane Murray
39:30: Wavelength - Thousand Yard Stare

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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What a weekend! Vancouver Whitecaps were in action at MLS, USL, and USSDA levels, and TSS Rovers had a double header with Victoria Highlanders with the Juan de Fuca Plate. A feast of football as the temperature gauge rose, and we have it all covered in this episode of the AFTN Soccer Show.

Our player interview this episode is with the 'Caps Mr Versatile, Andrew Jacobson, we hear from coaches Carl Robinson and Adrian Heath after Vancouver's 2-2 draw in Minnesota, and Art Brut are featured in this week's Wavelength.

Here's the full episode rundown:

02:44: Minnosota v Vancouver analysis
28:42: Carl Robinson and Adrian Heath audio
35:00: The Whitecaps defence - settled or needing new faces?
40:46: Andrew Jacobson interview
48:50: Hopes, concerns, thoughts on the 'Caps season so far
84:12: Wavelength - Art Brut

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

Have a listen! Our Chicago chat on the radio show will be held back for our midweek pregame podcast.

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It's a busy weekend of football, with Vancouver Whitecaps MLS, USL, and Residency teams all in action in crucial matches.

After a long stint at home, the 'Caps first team are back on their travels, heading to expansion side Minnesota United for the very first time. It's rivalry week, so I guess we can call this one the Røvde Derby, as adding a bit of spice to the tie is United's goalkeeper coach Marius Røvde, who left Vancouver after five and a half years to head to Minny. We chat with Marius [at 05:16] about his time in Vancouver, what prompted the move, Minnesota's start to the season, their danger men, and ask, does he know all of David Ousted's weaknesses?!

The MLS guys may be on the road, but the USL team is at home, taking on OKC Energy on Saturday afternoon. And they'll have a new face in the line-up, New Zealand striker Myer Bevan. We catch up with Myer [25:59] to chat about what brought him to Vancouver, his time in the Nike Academy in England, and his recent experience at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Korea.

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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Well that's been a week we're glad is over. A difficult one for Vancouver Whitecaps off the pitch, and a mixed one on it.

We're focussing on the footballing aspects of it all in the latest AFTN Soccer Show, as we look back at the match that was the 1-1 draw between the 'Caps and FC Dallas on Saturday. A good result considering all the line-up issues and uncertainty?

We discuss that, who stood out, who didn't, the goals, the talking points, and more, plus we hear from Brek Shea [at 31:11] about the whirlwind Saturday he had.

We also hear from the Dallas side from defenders Matt Hedges and Atiba Harris [40:40] who talk about the match, and former Whitecap Harris chats a little bit about the new football club he's setting up in his native St Kitts and Nevis.

It's going to be a busy week for the 'Caps at all levels. Minnesota is next up for the MLS team, and we preview what that might look like [49:00], before turning our attention the Residency teams who head to the USSDA playoffs this week. We chat with experienced defender Pa Modou Kah [60:13], who's in charge of the U18 team this week, about his transition to coaching and the playoffs ahead, plus we hear from WFC2 head coach Rich Fagan [67:46], about what help his squad may provide for the team.

Turning our attentions down south, it was quite the week for former WFC2 and SFU Clan head coach Alan Koch, whose FC Cincinnati side beat MLS opposition in the US Open Cup and revealed their new stadium proposals, with an eye firmly on making the jump to Major League Soccer. We chat with Alan [73:49] about all that, his time with the 'Caps and SFU, and lots more.

And there's still time to chat about IFAB's new proposed rule changes to the game [92:46] and Half Man Half Biscuit feature again in this week's Wavelength section. [109:01]

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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Vancouver Whitecaps finally have a place to call home.

The National Soccer Development Centre up at UBC is finally finished. It's felt like a long time coming but the end result has been worth with the wait, with the 'Caps now having a state of the art training facility.

We chat with Whitecaps President Bobby Lenarduzzi about what the facility means to the club and whether it's likely to attract players and touring teams to Vancouver.

We also sit down with Whitecaps Vice-President of Soccer Operations, Greg Anderson about the new training centre, having all the teams under the one roof, future plans, and more.

On the pitch, the 'Caps are back in action against FC Dallas this weekend. We look ahead to the match, and hear from head coach Oscar Pareja and defender Ryan Hollingshead.

It's also been a busy week for the Canadian Men's National team, with a 2-1 win over Curaçao, we chat about the match, the performance of Whitecaps players, and the future.

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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It's a milestone episode for the AFTN Soccer Show, and we're dedicating our 200th episode to a milestone in Canadian soccer - the new Canadian Premier League.

We'll chat about league logistics including locations, stadiums, the timing of the season, the player pool, and will we see a team here in the lower mainland and elsewhere in BC?

We kick things off with an extensive chat with the Director of Business for the CPL, Paul Beirne, split into two parts [Part One at 03:52 / Part Two at 24:49], and we also hear the thoughts of long time league advocate Daniel Squizzato [53.00].

The league may still be at least a year away from starting but the supporters are already getting organised and fully behind it. With two cities already confirmed as having teams, Winnipeg and Hamilton, we chat to James Hutton [82:50] from the latter's supporters group, the Barton St Battalion. And we also talk to James Covey [100:56] from a supporters group hoping their city, Halifax, gets a club.

All this, and a lot, lot more.

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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It's international week all over the football world and we're no different on the AFTN Soccer Show, as we bring you a special internationally themed episode.

There's a few 'Caps away representing their country on international duty this week, with perhaps the most important games coming up for the Whitecaps two Costa Ricans, Kendall Waston and Christian Bolanos.

We speak to both of them ahead of a busy week that could see the Ticos qualify for another World Cup. Waston tells us [at 05:11 mark] what qualification for Russia would mean for him personally, the task ahead, and just how good this current crop of Costa Ricans are, while Bolanos [09:54] looks ahead to whether or not he'll head to the Gold Cup with the team in July.

Moving on to Canada, we hear from an injured Whitecap who sadly can't be at the Gold Cup with Canada this summer, David Edgar, [13:37] who chats with us about his injury, when we might see him back on the pitch, life as a colour commentator, the Gold Cup, and the Canadian Premier League.

From a Canadian national team veteran to the team's newest recruit, Alphonso Davies, [23:14] as he chats with Harjeet Johal about what playing for Canada means to him, his meteoric rise, what his family have meant to his career, and more.

And we wrap the show up with a Canadian Hall of Famer, the newest recruit in fact, Paul Stalteri, [30:21] who chats about his career, the future of the game here, and a lot more.

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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It's certainly been an interesting eight days in Whitecapsland, covering a gamut of emotions.

We kick things off with a look back at the 'Caps win over Atlanta, thanks to a two goal Man of the Match performance from Kendall Waston. We chat about how the match played out, who shone, and is this 4-1-4-1 formation now set in stone due to the success it's been having.

We also pay a visit to the Atlanta locker room and hear the postgame thoughts [at 23:27] from Greg Garza, Michael Parkhurst, and Tyrone Mears, the latter of who also chats about his family being caught up in the Manchester bombing.

Sadly it's not all been good news for the 'Caps after crashing out of this year's Canadian Championship at the first hurdle. We look back at the loss in Montreal [37:31], wonder how seriously the club took it this year, and what it means in terms of money and playing time in the future.

Our player interview this week is with the Whitecaps new Australian winger Bernie Ibini [73:27], and there's still time to look at which Whitecaps may head out on loan, this week's Twitter faux pas by the 'Caps, WFC2, and a lot more, including Vanilla Muffins featuring in this week's Wavelength section [84:43].

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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So it turns out that cheaters actually DO prosper. At least in MLS under PRO referees they do.

Vancouver Whitecaps' 1-0 loss to D.C. United, thanks to a dodgy winning penalty call, is a hard one to take. At least we now know what the D.C. aspect of the team stands for. But it wasn't all just down to that one call. The 'Caps did enough to win the game and their finishing, good goalkeeping, and the woodwork, all conspired to prevent that from happening.

We look back at all the big talking points from the match and hear the thoughts of both coach, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and D.C.'s Ben Olsen [15:57]. We also chat with the Man of the Match, D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid and centre back Steve Birnbaum [53:04].

But the 'Caps have to put all of that behind them as they have a big game coming up this week with a Canadian Championship semi-final second leg in Montreal. We look back at the first leg, ponder what to expect from the second, and hear from two WFC2 players that made their competitive Whitecaps first team debuts last week - Dutch centre back Sem de Wit [73:32] and New Zealand defender Deklan Wynne [81:15].

And there's still time to look at the Whitecaps new training pitch and facility and hear the thoughts of Jordan Harvey, David Ousted, and Robbo on it and training on grass as opposed to turf [97:14] and have a quick look ahead to this Saturday's MLS match with Atlanta.

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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May 22nd, 2017 by aftn at 2:40 am

The boys are back in town. Well men, but Thin Lizzy didn't sing that. And it was a case of men against boys for much of Saturday's match at BC Place as Vancouver Whitecaps came away with a 2-0 victory over the Western Conference leading Sporting Kansas City.

We look back at the 'Caps victory - the performance, the unchanged line-up for a fifth straight match, which players stood out, and which ones may need a rest. We bring you audio from both head coaches, Carl Robinson and Peter Vermes and ponder what we can take from the game moving forward.

We also talk with goalscoring hero Tim Parker after his first MLS goal, and hear from KC's Roger Espindoza after his horror challenge on Alphonso Davies (he's only 16 man).

There's also a look ahead to Tuesday's Canadian Championship clash with Montreal Impact, with some words from Robbo on the big game, plus I Ludicrous feature again in our Wavelength section, and lots more!

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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It once was lost, but now, it's found. Amazing!

After some technical issues that prevented podcasts being produced for all CiTR radio shows last week, it was looking like the May 14th episode of the AFTN Soccer Show might be a special one that was only going to be heard live.

But thankfully the issues resolved themselves and we can now bring it to you. We appreciate some of the talk is now dated, but we felt it worthwhile to bring you it anyway. Listen if you want more 'Caps talk and skip to the more recent episodes if you don't!

In this episode we look back at Vancouver Whitecaps' loss in Houston, ahead to the game against Sporting Kansas City, and talk injuries, squad rotation, and a lot more.

We also chat TSS and some local soccer, and a lot more, including our popular Wavelength section, which this week features John MOuse.

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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