Episode 474 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Wake Up Calls with special guest Axel Schuster)

Episode 474 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Wake Up Calls with special guest Axel Schuster)

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian football chat.

It’s all about club and country this episode as we look at both the recent turmoil in Whitecapsland and the way ahead and at Canada kicking off the next part in their Quest for Qatar.

We sit down for a chat with Whitecaps CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster to talk about the firing of head coach Marc Dos Santos, the search for his replacement, and the future direction of the club. Was the dismissal of MDS on the cards for a while? What has the first week of the new coaching search been like and just what are they looking for? Will they splash the cash for right man? Could we see a free agent or a third DP added before the roster freeze? We chat about all of that and more.

Turning our attention to the international stage, we delve into Canada’s less than stellar start to the Octagon after they dropped two points to Honduras on Thursday night and what that might mean for the rest of their World Cup qualifying campaign. What went wrong? Did everyone get caught up in the hype and forget how dangerous Honduras can be? Is this merely a blip and can the young Canucks bounce back against the US on Sunday? Was it a wake up call? All this and more, plus we hear the postgame thoughts of head coach John Herdman.

Plus Werd (SOS) features as our new Artist of the Month for September and Vanilla Muffins are back in Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month returns!

Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

02.35: Axel Schuster interview
31.42: Unpacking Axel
54.32: Artist of the Month – Werd (SOS) – Echo
58.11: Canada v Honduras World Cup qualifying chat
86.08: Wavelength – Vanilla Muffins – Modern Football Sucks (Death of a Hooligan)

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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