AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

The AFTN football/soccer podcast about Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer (MLS)
Episode 394 - The AFTN Soccer Show (Something For The Weekend with guests Alan Koch, Ranko Veselinović, Axel Schuster, and Jake Reid)
May 11th, 2020 by aftn at 10:52 am

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and it's a bumper packed episode this time around.

Our feature interview this week is with Alan Koch, as we look back at his career from SFU Clan to Colorado Springs Switchbacks and the stops at Vancouver Whitecaps 2 and FC Cincinnati along the way. We look back at the highs and lows, the project currently ahead of him, and what the future could hold in store.

We also have a chat with the Whitecaps player we haven't been able to see play yet, Serbian centre back Ranko Veselinović. We talk to Ranko about his move to MLS, suddenly finding himself in lockdown, his career so far, and his desire to make his current loan deal a permanent move.

Plus we hear from Whitecaps sporting director Axel Schuster about Yordy Reyna and Jasser Khmiri's lockdown breach and when the 'Caps players may be back on the pitch, and we jump on a call with Sporting KC President and CEO Jake Reid about getting MLS back to playing and what that might look like.

We also have the latest news from North America and around the world as football's shutdown continues, but a couple of leagues return, bring you our latest FK Slutsk update, and chat about our newly discovered love of the Faroe Islands Premier League.

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

01.53: Around The World with Joe Corona - the latest from football's shutdown and the leagues' plans to return
19.50: Slutsk lose top spot after dodgy penalty decisions
25.35: Staying Home with Joe Corona - the latest from North America during football's shutdown
32.55: Jake Reid chats about what a MLS return could look like
42.22: Axel Schuster on when Whitecaps player can return to training
48.39: The CPL could return on an island as they look for government help
54.35: Ranko Veselinović interview
69.10: Alan Koch interview Part 1 - SFU, WFC2, and FC Cincinnati
105.28: Alan Koch interview Part 2 - Colorado Springs, new stadiums, and the future
138.30: Wavelength - Halftime Oranges - The Only Halifax Supporter
143.49: Axel Schuster on Whitecaps Reyna and Khmiri breaking lockdown
163.16: Vancouver Whitecaps All-Canadian MLS XI

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