No football. No problem. The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and not only is it as packed as usual, it’s also one of our longest ever episodes. We’ll leave that up to you to decide if that’s a good thing or not!
Global football has ground to a halt, but not in Belarus! We look at the latest coming from some of the leagues and governing bodies around the world as to what directions they’re looking at taking when games can return and we pick our new favourite team to follow, FK Slutsk of the Belarusian Premier League.
We chat with Vancouver Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes to discuss how the Whitecaps and MLS have been handling the latest crisis, we check in with Whitecaps striker Lucas Cavallini to see how his family are dealing with everything right now and talk about the season so far, and we get on a conference call with former fan favourite Kendall Waston to see how life is treating him down in Cincinnati.
This break could actually prove to be very beneficial to the Whitecaps as it lets them get all their players fit, healthy, and up to speed. ‘Caps coach Marc Dos Santos joins us to chat about that, the season so far, whether the current situation affects any summer transfer plans, and he gives us an insight into what his new daily routine looks like.
We also sit down with FC Edmonton head coach Jeff Paulus for a detailed and in-depth chat about the first Canadian Premier League season, the growth of the game in Canada, how the Eddies have built their squad this year, and much more.
There’s also part three of our new episodic drama serial, we ponder which Whitecaps player you’d like to be quarantined with, Peat & Diesel finish up their residency as our artists of the month for March, and nothing stops Football Violence Awareness Month, well apart from the end of the month!
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
01.47: The latest on football’s shutdown around the world, but not in Belarus!
26.12: Mark Pannes on how the Whitecaps and MLS have been handling the current crisis
51.47: Which Whitecaps player would you like to be quarantined with?
58.21: Lucas Cavallini interview
74.07: Kendall Waston chat – with added Greg Garza!
89.38: Wavelength – The Warriors – Warriors (Come Out To Play)
97.24: Marc Dos Santos interview
122.20: Jeff Paulus interview and CPL discussion – Part One
149.54: It’s Hard To Be The Son Of A Soccer Star – Part Three of our new episodic drama serial
155.48: Jeff Paulus interview and CPL discussion – Part Two
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