The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and it’s another packed episode.
Our feature interview this week is with a much loved former Whitecap, Irish centre back Andy O’Brien, as we look back at his career from his early days with Bradford City to hanging up his boots after his time in Vancouver to his new role as a scout at Liverpool. Andy talks about his love for the ‘Caps and his disappointment surrounding the end of his time here. Plus we look at his varied career to date and a lot more.
We also bring you a very interesting conference call with PRO GM Howard Webb about the ins and outs of referees returning to action after the lockdown and get some of his thoughts on VAR.
Plus we hear from Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos, ‘Caps sporting director Axel Schuster, and KC head coach Peter Vermes on the pros and possible pitfalls for MLS returning for a tournament in Orlando, find out how MDS and Schuster may be scouting the leagues that have returned already, and we look at how clubs like Vancouver and Cincinnati are looking after their players mental health and wellbeing at this difficult time.
We also have the latest news from North America and around the world from football’s shutdown as Bundesliga returns to action, bring you our latest FK Slutsk update, and have more chat about our newly discovered love of the Faroe Islands Premier League.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
01.34: The Bundesliga is back – some thoughts on the first weekend
20.58: Slutsk fail to master BATE
24.58: A love letter to the Faroes
29.59: MDS and Axel Schuster talk scouting the leagues that are back
37.36: Around The World with Joe Corona – the latest from football’s shutdown and the European leagues
46.36: Staying Home with Joe Corona – the latest from MLS and the CPL with audio from MDS, Schuster, and Peter Vermes
68.48: Howard Webb conference call
96.51: Andy O’Brien interview
130.59: How MLS clubs are dealing with players mental health during this time
144.25: Wavelength – Nada – St Pauli
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