The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian football chat.
It’s been another busy few days at club and country level and we have you covered with it in this episode.
We kick things off with a look at the Whitecaps’ latest win, a 2-1 come from behind victory at home to Austin FC. Is this the mark of a playoff side or has it been two wins against poor opposition? What’s behind another slow start and what can we take from a scintillating second half? We chat about all of this, plus we hear from the gaffer and look at the playoff picture in the MLS West.
Our feature interview for this episode is with the ‘Caps interim head coach Vanni Sartini. We chat with Vanni about growing up playing and as a football fan in Italy, his coaching background, his move to the US and coming on the Whitecaps’ radar, his coaching philosophies, and more. Plus we find out the most important thing, does he fancy a chocolate digestive?
Turning our attention to the international stage, we delve into the aftermath of Canada’s 1-1 draw with the US, look at what that means in terms of the other CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, and chat about the farcical scenes in CONMEBOL between Brazil and Argentina.
Plus Werd (SOS) continues as our new Artist of the Month for September and Spanish band Non Servium are in Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month continues!
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
01.31: Intro and football cards
07.08: Whitecaps v Austin postgame analysis
47.56: Vanni Sartini interview and discussion
86.06: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? – Vanni Sartini
91.25: USA v Canada postgame analysis
120.13: Wavelength – Non Servium – Hooligans
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