Episode 509 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Myriad Lights with guests Rob Friend and Eve Powell)
We’re back with another packed episode of the AFTN Soccer Show for your listening pleasure, with lots of Vancouver Whitecaps, Canadian Premier League, and World Cup chat.
It’s been an exciting week for football locally as it became official that the newest Canadian Premier League team will be playing out of Langley in the Fraser Valley. We chat about the news, the stadium, and the next steps, plus we talk with co-owner Rob Friend and the Mayor of Langley Jack Froese about the plans.
In other exciting news, Vancouver is now back in the running to host matches at the 2026 World Cup. We look at that change of heart and what it will mean to the city, the province, and the Canadian bid. Plus we delve into the new streaming service Fifa+ in TVOD.
We also talk Vancouver Whitecaps, as we look back at their latest loss in Montreal. How deep do their current woes go and can they be remedied quickly enough or do they risk being cut adrift early on? And we’re joined by the wonderful Eve Powell from The Ball Is Round podcast to talk about the match and all things CF Montreal.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
03.00: The CPL is coming to the Fraser Valley
46.23: Vancouver back in as World Cup 2026 host city
63.37: TVOD – Fifa+
75.38: Montreal v Vancouver analysis
119.05: Eve Powell interview about all things CF Montreal
156.39: Wavelength – Republic of Ireland 2002 Squad – Here Come The Good Times
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