Episode 434 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Level Plain Fields with special guests David Clanachan, Ricardo Clark, and Al Simpson)
The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and Canadian Premier League chat.
And by packed, we mean packed, as we had over six hours of material for this episode, but settled for 180 minutes of football fun. So you can listen while watching two full matches!
We look at the big Whitecaps news of the week with two new signings, a new coaching addition, and some actual games scheduled. Plus we hear from ‘Caps coach Marc Dos Santos and CEO/Sporting Director Axel Schuster about the signings of Bruno Gaspar and Caio Alexandre, the need for more international roster spots, and the first two announced fixtures of the new season.
In the first of three feature interviews this episode, we sit down with new Whitecaps assistant coach Ricardo Clark to chat about his career, his legendary status in Houston and the touch decision to leave, and what he’s looking to bring to Vancouver.
There’s a new Canadian Premier League team coming to Saskatoon. We chat with new owner Al Simpson from LSSE about his plans for the team, the stadium, and the city, and we have an exclusive in-depth chat with CPL Commissioner David Clanachan about expansion, league finances, the new season, the players’ union, and more.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
03.06: Whitecaps News of the Week – Gaspar and Alexandre, schedule, and international spots with audio from Marc Dos Santos and Axel Schuster
38.06: Ricardo Clark interview and discussion
83.39: Al Simpson of LSSE interview
105.06: Saskatchewan football discussion
125.20: CPL Commissioner David Clanachan interview
156.36: Canadian Premier League chat
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