The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and wow, was this one hell of a difficult show to put together due to the constantly changing chaos surrounding the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando.
We’ve ended up recording this over Sunday and Monday with several additions added in with all the breaking news that has come out of the Covid Cup today. Some stuff already feels dated, but we’ve tried to make it as up to date as we can!
We look at FC Dallas pulling out of the tournament after 10 players tested positive, the concerns about others, and what that might mean for the tournament starting on time. We also talk Whitecaps’ Fredy Montero and LAFC’s Carlos Vela not travelling to Orlando, what life is like at the hotel, some details about the television broadcasts, and look at the challenges facing the players physical and mental health in this bubble.
We also bring you some chat and audio from Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos, Montreal Impact head coach Thierry Henry, and Orlando City player Nani.
Plus Wavelength and part two of our latest episodic football drama ‘Wanted For Wembley’.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
02.38: MLS Tournament Turmoil Part 1 – positive tests and testing times as FC Dallas withdrawn
35.33: Marc Dos Santos audio
43.32: MLS Tournament Turmoil Part 2 – the physical and mental strain on players
59.57: MLS Tournament Turmoil Part 3 – food, entertainment, and broadcasting the whole shebang
87.55: Thierry Henry audio
101.40: Nani audio
111.25: MLS Tournament Turmoil Part 4 – Fredy Montero and Carlos Vela out
117.30: Wavelength – Al Stewart – Football Hero
128.48: Wanted For Wembley – part two of our new episodic drama serial
140.48: Around the World with Joe Corona
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Or after all that, you could just listen on the player below!