The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out and it is packed as usual as we bring you more chat from the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando.
Vancouver Whitecaps’ tournament has got off to the worst possible start. Two defeats, key injuries to an already depleted squad, and their hopes hanging by a thread, we’re joined by Radio Cascadia’s Steven Agen to look back at the middling and lows of the ‘Caps’ 3-0 loss to Seattle Sounders and look ahead to Thursday crunch game with Chicago Fire.
We also look at some of the highlights from the tournament so far, what lies in store this week as the group games round up, and hear from Chicago coach Raphael Wicky, KC coach Peter Vermes, a prickly Sounders boss Brian Schmetzer, and Montreal’s Samuel Piette.
We also delve into the world of sports science as we chat with Whitecaps Sporting Director Axel Schuster and head coaches Thierry Henry, Greg Vanney, Peter Vermes, and Brian Schmetzer about how they’re using it in Orlando, the importance of it all, and how they’ve seen it change in the game over the years.
Plus there’s Wavelength and the final part of our latest episodic football drama ‘Wanted For Wembley’.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
03.48: Seattle v Vancouver match analysis with Steven Agen
55.39: Vancouver v Chicago preview with audio fron Raphael Wicky
70.12: MLS is Back tournament so far chat
85.40: Will Canadian border restrictions derail MLS season?
99.40: Sports science and the MLS in Orlando – we chat with Axel Schuster, Thierry Henry, Greg Vanney, Peter Vermes, and Brian Schmetzer
122.10: Wavelength – Paul Wilson – The King of Elland Road
131.24: The week ahead at the MLS is Back tournament – with audio from Brian Schmetzer, Samuel Piette, and Peter Vermes
144.10: Wanted For Wembley – the final part of our episodic drama serial
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