The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian football chat.
We cover a lot of bases this week as we talk football at club and country level around the country and the region.
Kicking things off in Major League Soccer, we delve into the latest Cascadia Cup clash that saw the Whitecaps fall to a 4-1 defeat in Seattle. After a horrible start, they gave a decent account of themselves at times during the match, but defensive lapses loomed large and cost them dearly. We look at all the highs and lows coming out of the match, where that leave’s the ‘Caps in the MLS West playoff race, and look at the season run-in for all the team in and around them.
Moving on to the international stage and CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, we look back at Canada’s two draws with Mexico and Jamaica, the chances taken and the missed opportunities, and after a dramatic round of games, where that leaves all the teams five matches in ahead of a big Canada v Panama game on Wednesday evening.
And we round things off this episode with a discussion about the new League 1 BC that was officially announced this week. We chat about the details that have been revealed thus far and discuss whether BC is ready for such a league, the importance of getting the excitement in the local communities in growing the game here, what this can mean in the grand scheme of player development, and a lot more.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
01.41: Intro and football cards
11.46: Sounders v Whitecaps postgame analysis
29.41: MLS West playoff race – the lie of the land and the road ahead
46.00: Canada CONCACAF World Cup qualifying chat
82.07: League 1 BC launch discussion
104.45: Wavelength – Loyalty – Give Football Back To The Working Class
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