Episode 430 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Everything’s Changed Since Yesterday – Axel Schuster interview, Don Garber on season ahead, Champions League draw, TSN 1040 demise)
The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and North American football chat.
It’s Valentine’s Day and we love you all. So much so that we’re dropping a bumper three hour episode early for you this week as there’s lots to talk about.
The new MLS season is all systems go after a deal between the league and the players has been agreed and a lockout has been avoided. We hear from MLS Commissioner Don Garber about the deal and the season ahead.
But what does it mean for the Whitecaps? Where will they play? How disadvantaged will they be by players being away on international duty in the weeks before the season begins? We sit down for an in-depth chat with Vancouver CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster to chat about all of that, the plans to keep families together this season, the new head of recruitment, the search for a number 10, and more.
We also look at the demise of Vancouver sports talk radio station TSN 1040, Alphonso Davies winning a World Cup medal, and we delve into the draw for the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League, chatting with Atlanta United Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra, Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin, and Portland Timbers’ Gio Savarese along the way about the draw and what the competition means to them.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
01.29: Don Garber on new CBA and the MLS season ahead
25.42: Unpacking Don Garber
47.30: Axel Schuster interview
106.22: CONCACAF Champions League draw – featuring audio from Gio Savarese, Jim Curtin, Carlos Bocanegra, and Caleb Porter
130.41: Phonzie wins FIFA Club World Cup
155.07: TSN 1040’s demise and the future of sports radio in Vancouver
172.38: Wavelength – Halftime Oranges – The Girl From 4b
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