Episode 298 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Fire Up The Bat Signal with guests Don Garber and Aly Ghazal)
Fire up the bat signal as Vancouver Whitecaps are going to need the help of a superhero or two if they want to get into the MLS playoffs. Or at least that’s how it’s looking after the ‘Caps big 2-1 loss to Cascadian rivals Seattle Sounders on Saturday night.
Joe Deasy joins us to look back on the game, all the big talking points to come out of it, and we hear from both head coaches.
We also sit down with Whitecaps midfielder Aly Ghazal to talk about his, and the ‘Caps’, season so far and his recent recall to the Egyptian national team after a four year absence.
Our main interview segment this week is with MLS commissioner Don Garber. We bring you the full, unedited 18 minute audio from his chat with ourselves and some other Vancouver media on Friday, as we talk about the league’s growth, the schedule and playoff structure, DP’s not playing on turf, how the CPL might impact the league in Canada, why Vancouver haven’t hosted an All-Star game, and lots more.
All this, plus we look at the weekend’s action the MLS West and Los Campesinos feature in this week’s Wavelength.
Here’s the full episode rundown of the main segments from the show:
04.18: Vancouver Whitecaps v Seattle Sounders match analysis
38.12: Coaches audio – Carl Robinson and Brian Schmetzer
46.30: Aly Ghazal interview and chat
58.55: Don Garber interview and discussion
91.57: MLS West Week In Review
106.58: Wavelength – Los Campesinos – Plan A
111.10: BC Soccerweb headlines – a look at some stories from around the football world
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