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 515 - The AFTN Soccer Show (Sleeping Through The Weekend)
Jun 9th, 2022 by aftn at 12:32 pm

We're back with another episode of the AFTN Soccer Show for your listening pleasure, with lots of Canadian national team and Vancouver Whitecaps chat.

The sickness bug has left AFTN Towers and we're back with another show. Good job it's been a quiet week in Canadian soccer to ease us back gently...

It's not been a great couple of weeks for Canada Soccer. Instead of riding the wave, they've managed to fall into it and have been struggling to keep their heads above water. First there was the debacle around the Iran game, then came the weekend's farce of the cancellation of the match with Panama. No-one has come across well from the whole mess.

We delve into all of that, look at what the players are wanting, talk transparency in the stewardship of the game here, and discuss what changes we'd like to see and what we need to see in Canada Soccer.

But while that's all been playing out, on the club side, the Whitecaps have hit some form and are climbing the MLS table. They now sit one point back of the playoff places. We look at how they got there in such difficult circumstances and the standout performers that have come up big in recent weeks.

Plus music from new artists of the month Thick and Armchair Loyal return in this episode's Wavelength.

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

04.00: Canada's Iran and Panama game farces
40.51: How the CSB deal is both good and bad
54.23: Nick Bontis' press conference disaster
64.07: What is public fallout from the mess?
71.15: What needs to change in Canadian soccer?
92.56: Whitecaps in-form and climbing the table
115.25: Wavelength - Armchair Loyal - Career Ending Injury

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