Episode 499 – The AFTN Soccer Show (For The Love Of The Game)

Episode 499 – The AFTN Soccer Show (For The Love Of The Game)

We’re back with another packed episode of the AFTN Soccer Show for your listening pleasure.

Vancouver Whitecaps preseason is in full flow, with three games under their belts so far. Can much be gleaned from these matches? Probably not, but we delve into them nonetheless! Plus with a few departures at the club this year, we hear from perhaps the main one of them, former goalkeeper Max Crepeau, who talks about his trade to LAFC and what he’s expecting from them this season. How big a threat will they and he be to the Whitecaps’ playoff hopes?

We also look at the two big talking points in the Vancouver footballing landscape this past week as former women’s coach Bob Birarda pleads guilty to four sexual offences and the city is back in the running as a potential host of World Cup games in 2026.

With it being Valentine’s Day, love is in the air at AFTN Towers. Football is a passionate game, it’s why we all love it. We chat with Tosaint Ricketts, Florian Jungwirth, Theo Bair and David Egbo about just why they love the game so much.

And if music be the food of love, play on, as Brighton band Skurvi feature in this week’s Wavelength and we bring you songs from The Jam, The Damned, and Sonic Youth. Plus we delve into the Netflix film Ultras in this week’s TVOD section.

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

02.25: TVOD – Ultras
17.33: Bob Birarda pleads guilty
32.21: My Love For Football – Tosaint Ricketts
35.45: Whitecaps preseason games in full flow
57.55: My Love For Football – Florian Jungwirth
62.20: My Love For Football – Theo Bair
65.52: Max Crepeau audio and LAFC chat
75.13: My Love For Football – David Egbo and your hosts
100.03: Is The 2026 World Cup coming to Vancouver?
111.01: Wavelength – Skurvi – 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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