Episode 330 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Never Ending Staircase featuring John Herdman)
The new MLS season is only three weeks old but we’re already entering a bye week. That may or may not be a good thing for Vancouver Whitecaps, who have slumped to their worst ever start to a MLS season. But are the signs of turning it around there? That’s one of the many things we look at in this latest AFTN Soccer Show.
We pick over the bones of another defeat, as the ‘Caps lose 3-2 in Houston. There’s another controversial penalty to discuss, and some less than stellar player, passing, and penetrative performances.
With an international break looming, the action continues in Vancouver as the Canadian men’s national team come to town. We look ahead to Sunday’s CONCACAF Nations League qualifier with French Guiana, the make up of the squad and how they may be utilised, and we hear from head coach John Herdman about the match, the Gold Cup, and the state of the program right now.
Plus we look at the weekend’s action in the MLS Western Conference, chat about the poor MLS crowds we’re seeing around the league, and this week’s Wavelength is from Halftime Oranges.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
03.31: Houston Dynamo v Vancouver Whitecaps analysis
33.15: Coaches audio – Marc Dos Santos and Wilmer Cabrera
39.25: More Houston v Vancouver chat
62.00: MLS West Week In Review and MLS attendance discussion
87.59: John Herdman conference call and Canadian Men’s national team discussion
116.33: Wavelength – Halftime Oranges – Terrace Girl
119.55: BC Soccerweb Headlines – football news from around the world in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com
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