Episode 295 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Keeping It Tight with guests Chris Wondolowski, Felipe, Marcel de Jong, and Caleb Clarke)
Vancouver Whitecaps’ playoff dreams are still alive. Likely looking in better shape than many people’s underwear in the closing moments of their match with San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, but only just.
Joe Deasy joins us in the studio this week to look over the Quakes match and what it might mean for the rest of the season as we break down every MLS Western team’s run-in. Plus all the talking points to come from the game, we hear from both head coaches, and look at the week’s other big stories in Whitecapsland.
We’ve got a slew of interviews for you this week, kicking things off as we chat with San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski as he approaches MLS’ all time scoring record. Will he do it and will he be back for another season?
We also sit down with the Whitecaps’ Felipe to chat about his season, how he’s settled in Vancouver, and the more defensive role he’s being asked to play, and we talk the Canadian national team with Marcel de Jong.
All this, plus we catch up with former Whitecaps MLS striker Caleb Clarke as he begins life at UBC with a bang, and after a four month absence, Half Man Half Biscuit are back for this week’s Wavelength.
Here’s the full episode rundown of the main segments from the show:
06.54: Vancouver Whitecaps v San Jose Earthquakes analysis
23.26: Coaches audio – Carl Robinson and Mikael Stahre
28.58: More Quakes v ‘Caps chat
38.05: Chris Wondolowski interview and chat
45.06: The MLS West run-in to the playoffs
66.00: David Norman Jr heads to Scotland
69.27: Felipe interview and chat
77.00: Canada v US Virgin Islands look ahead
80.25: Marcel de Jong interview and chat
87.46: Wavelength – Half Man Half Biscuit – Swerving The Checkatrade
93.20: Caleb Clarke interview and chat
101.48: BC Soccerweb headlines – a look at some stories from around the football world
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Why does Robinson play so many players out of position,As an example Bustos was played on the outside with players that didn’t hook up or have a high soccer iq he required players to play with ,pass etc,also who teaches players about positioning etc Tiebert for the last 6 years has been running aroung like a chicken with his head cut off,he was always running hard but never reaching his check and caught in no mans land , Tiebert should practice much closer up to his man and play mentally to intercept every ball,this would not only get his running much more productive but mentally I believe he would with time become more comfortable in positioning