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 522 - The AFTN Soccer Show (Wunderbar! with special guests Julian Gressel, Fabian Herbers, Easton Ongaro, Katie Collar, Jesse Symons, and Will Cromack)
Aug 2nd, 2022 by aftn at 11:38 pm

We're back with another jam-packed episode of the AFTN Soccer Show for your listening pleasure as we talk Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and League1 BC.

And we've come over a little German for this episode (we apologised to Hans) with a Deutsche theme running throughout with our chats and our musical selections this week.

We kick things off by looking at the Whitecaps battling point earned in Nashville on Saturday night. It was another slow start and strong finish. Will this be enough to get them into the playoffs and how many points are they likely to need to pick up down the stretch?

With new additions seemingly incoming to help the 'Caps, we chat with their most recent one Julian Gressel. We delve into the German wingback's career so far, what brought him over to North America, having the rug pulled from under him with the transfer to Vancouver, his podcasting career and charity work, and a lot more.

We also chat with Julian's podcast partner on Zee Soccer Podcast, Fabian Herbers about getting into podcasting and the recent turnaround in fortunes for Chicago Fire. Plus we find out who is still the most German between Julian and Fabian!

Talking of new Whitecaps additions, we catch up with new WFC2 recruit Easton Ongaro for a chat about his move to Vancouver, plus we round up the two inaugural League1 BC championship games and chat with head coaches Katie Collar of the Whitecaps Girls Elite, Jesse Symons of Varsity FC, and Will Cromack from TSS Rovers.

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

01.45: Intro and what does Germany mean to you?
07.55: Whitecaps fight to the end again in Nashville
31.40: Julian Gressel interview and discussion
57.40: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Julian Gressel
62.25: Fabian Herbers interview
70.15: Julian v Fabian - who is Das Deutsche Meister?
83.50: Easton Ongaro interview and WFC chat
91.55: League1 BC champions crowned (with interviews)
120.05: Wavelength - Bownik - Franz Beckenbauer

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