The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer chat.
The Whitecaps end of season post mortem continued this week as the club held their end of season availability this week with some player, head coach Marc Dos Santos, and Sporting Director/CEO Axel Schuster. We bring you some of the most pertinent sound bites from Schuster and unpack what he said.
What came across was something of a lack of ambition from the club and perhaps some naivety thrown in as well in a number of areas. Or was it just the stark reality of where the ‘Caps sit in MLS right now? There’s a big difference between just making the playoffs and being competitive once you get there.
Could this current squad really make the playoffs next year without any additions? Which areas are pegged for upgrading this offseason? Will it be enough? We look at all of these topics and a lot more.
We also hand out some more end of season awards, look ahead to the MLS playoffs that get underway this week, pay tribute to Tony Waiters, and a former NASL legend, Giorgio Chinaglia features in this week’s Wavelength.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
05.42: Tony Waiters Tribute
11.44: Axel Schuster end of season sound bites
27.47: Unpacking Axel – where’s the ambition?
55.56: Unpacking Axel – making the Whitecaps great again
76.59: More AFTN End of Season Awards
96.30: Wavelength – Giorgio Chinaglia – (I’m) Football Crazy
101.47: MLS playoffs preview
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