Episode 197 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Dirty Cheaters United – with guests Sem de Wit, Deklan Wynne, and more)

Episode 197 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Dirty Cheaters United – with guests Sem de Wit, Deklan Wynne, and more)

So it turns out that cheaters actually DO prosper. At least in MLS under PRO referees they do.

Vancouver Whitecaps’ 1-0 loss to D.C. United, thanks to a dodgy winning penalty call, is a hard one to take. At least we now know what the D.C. aspect of the team stands for. But it wasn’t all just down to that one call. The ‘Caps did enough to win the game and their finishing, good goalkeeping, and the woodwork, all conspired to prevent that from happening.

We look back at all the big talking points from the match and hear the thoughts of both coach, Vancouver’s Carl Robinson and D.C.’s Ben Olsen [15:57]. We also chat with the Man of the Match, D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid and centre back Steve Birnbaum [53:04].

But the ‘Caps have to put all of that behind them as they have a big game coming up this week with a Canadian Championship semi-final second leg in Montreal. We look back at the first leg, ponder what to expect from the second, and hear from two WFC2 players that made their competitive Whitecaps first team debuts last week – Dutch centre back Sem de Wit [73:32] and New Zealand defender Deklan Wynne [81:15].

And there’s still time to look at the Whitecaps new training pitch and facility and hear the thoughts of Jordan Harvey, David Ousted, and Robbo on it and training on grass as opposed to turf [97:14] and have a quick look ahead to this Saturday’s MLS match with Atlanta.

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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