AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

The AFTN football/soccer podcast about Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer (MLS)
Episode 307 - The AFTN Soccer Show (Divided We Fall with guests Spencer Richey, Efrain Juarez, and Felipe)
Nov 5th, 2018 by aftn at 6:06 pm

Ah, the offseason. A quiet time for reflection and fun and games on the show. Or so we hoped. But nothing could have prepared us for the Vancouver Whitecaps bloodletting that took place at the club's end of season media day last Tuesday.

We look back at all the big talking points from the Whitecaps' very own red wedding. Is there a locker room divide? Is there a culture problem at the club? Who's to blame? Plus we play you the thoughts of veteran Mexican midfielder Efrain Juarez on it all.

What's next for the club? There's a new manager coming in but do the changes need to go much deeper? Also what will he make of what happened and what he's coming in to and will he even have much of a squad to inherit?

With a number of player's futures very much up in the air, we look over a few and sit down with goalkeeper Spencer Richey after his return from a season long loan with FC Cincinnati. Will he be heading back there? Plus we talk fan abuse and struggling to settle in with Felipe, look the weekend's action around MLS, and much more.

Here's the full episode rundown of the main segments from the show:

03.27: Vancouver Whitecaps end of season bloodletting
21.43: Efrain Juarez interview and the locker room divide
37.14: Whitecaps front office and ownership chat
53.50: Rebuilding the 'Caps - new identity needed, MDS, head coach search, do we need a technical director?
71.11: Whitecaps player chat - Waston, Kamara, Marinovic
83.12: Spencer Richey interview and chat
92.43: Felipe interview and chat
104.28: MLS round-up
116.51: Wavelength - Linus.maybe - Not Another Football Song
122.13: BC Soccerweb headlines - a look at some stories from around the football world

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