Episode 163 – The AFTN Podcast (A Five Day Feast featuring Bob Lenarduzzi, Pa Modou Kah, Erik Hurtado and Benito Floro)
It’s a five day feast of football this long weekend, for both club and country. It’s also a crucial, must perform one for Vancouver Whitecaps and the Canadian national team.
A tough season for the ‘Caps still offers some hope of a postseason berth with seven games remaining. It’s a tough ask, and after everything that’s gone wrong this season, it’s a hard one to see coming to fruition. But this is MLS, and nothing is straight forward here.
Just what has gone wrong and how can it be rectified? We chat with Whitecaps President Bob Lenarduzzi to ask him just that and a lot more besides, from youth development, to those wanting him and Carl Robinson out, the perceived cheapness, and the future path the club will take.
In a special interview heavy episode, we also sit down with new WFC2 player-coach Pa Modou Kah to chat about his transition into coaching, his decision to make that change now, and his clear love for imparting his knowledge with the younger players.
And talking of younger players, we speak one of them who has been at the ‘Caps for four seasons now, striker Erik Hurtado. It’s been a year since he flew out on loan to Norway. What has he learned in that time and did he expect to be back in the first team reckoning when he came back to Vancouver?
Turning our attention to the national team, we hear from Canada coach Benito Floro as he gives a conference call ahead of this Friday’s massive showdown in Honduras, with a place in the Hex on the line.
There’s a lot of talk to be had, so have a listen.
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