Episode 498 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Faraway Voices, Faraway Trains)

Episode 498 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Faraway Voices, Faraway Trains)

We’re back with another packed episode of the AFTN Soccer Show for your listening pleasure and we’re covering a lot of bases this week as we talk Vancouver Whitecaps, the Canadian national team, the Canadian Premier League, and more.

It’s been a week of joy for Canadian soccer, with the men’s national team all but booking a spot at this year’s World Cup in Qatar. We chat about the latest win in El Salvador, the job that John Herdman has done, how the rest of the year should look, and the team’s continuing rise in the FIFA rankings.

It’s also been a busy week in Whitecapsland and we look at all the main stories from Brian White’s contract extension, to the signing of midfielder Sebastian Berhalter, to a couple of departures. Plus we look at the announcement of how the MLS Next Pro roster will be made up and we find out if Javain Brown fancies a chocolate digestive.

We also take a look at the 2022 CPL schedule and how Pacific FC’s offseason has been going, travel around the world to chat about some stories making the news in Australia, Africa, and Scotland, talk about the BBC documentary Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League in this week’s TVOD section, and The Jam debut as our Artists of the Month.

This episode is part of CiTR Radio’s 2022 Fundrive, the radio station’s annual fundraising campaign. You can make a donation at citr.ca/donate. Make sure to mention AFTN sent you there!

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

01.57: CiTR fundrive details
04.26: TVOD – Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League
21.10: Canadian national team chat
44.17: Whitecaps News of the Week – Bair sold, White extended, Awuah departs
56.10: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? – Javain Brown
57.35: More Whitecaps chat – San Diego beckons, Berhalter joins, Caio visa issues
66.24: MLS Next Pro roster rules announced
79.42: Canadian Premier League chat
96.45: News of the World – Robbo sacked down under, African Nations Cup, Raith Rovers debacle
113.20: Wavelength – Grimdeluxe – Football

You can download and/or listen to this, and all previous, episodes of the podcast on the following services:

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Or after all that, you could just listen on the player below!

Authored by: Michael McColl

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