AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

The AFTN football/soccer podcast primarily about Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and the Canadian Premier League with lots of interviews and fun segments thrown in.
Episode 392 - The AFTN Soccer Show (Happy Together with guest Marcel De Jong)
Apr 27th, 2020 by aftn at 11:55 am

No football. No problem. The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and it's another packed episode.

We bring you the latest news from North America and around the world as football's shutdown continues, looking at what leagues are calling it a day for this season, which ones are hoping for a return sooner rather than later, and what broadcast innovations MLS might be looking at for when it returns.

Our feature interview this week is with former Whitecap, and current Pacific FC player Marcel De Jong, who joins us to talk about the newly formed Players Union for Canadian players - why it was badly needed, what it might mean for both the players and the league, what they're looking for right now and in the future, and more.

We also look at Vancouver Whitecaps highly successful fundraising facemask initiative to raise money for the threatened Vancouver Aquarium, hearing from Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes and Oceanwise CEO Lasse Gustavsson on how it all came about and why it's needed so much.

Plus Space provide this week's football song in Wavelength, the latest on our beloved table topping FK Slutsk, and Art Brut finish their residency as our artists of the month for April.

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

01.44: Around The World with Joe Corona - the latest on football's shutdown
26.56: Staying Home with Joe Corona - the latest from North America during football's shutdown
45.35: Slutsk sloppy at the back but stay on top
50.54: Marcel De Jong interview on all things PFACan
80.21: Canadian Players Union discussion
95.37: Wavelength - Space - I Love You More Than Football
104.04: Vancouver Whitecaps and Vancouver Aquarium facemask initiative with audio from Mark Pannes and Lasse Gustavsson

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