Episode 532 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Spinning Straw Into Gold with special guest Ryan Gauld)

Episode 532 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Spinning Straw Into Gold with special guest Ryan Gauld)

We’re back with another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, Canadian Premier League, and Canadian soccer chat.

It’s our annual awards season at AFTN and we kick off handing out the gongs with our ones for Whitecaps Player of the Year, Young Player, Academy Player, Female Player, Unsung Hero, and the best game, goal, and save of the season past.

Will Ryan Gauld win any? No spoilers but we do sit down for an in-depth chat with the Whitecaps Designated Player to look at the season past and the excitingly busy 2023 that lies ahead. How did he feel both he and the team performed? How much did his early season concussions hinder him? Where did it go wrong this year? How much is he looking forward to fighting on four front next season and playing continental competition? Is he getting fed up with people asking him why he’s not in the Scotland squad? And could he perhaps line up for Canada one day? We cover all of that and more!

The MLS Cup final is now set. We look at this weekend’s two Conference finals, as well as the CPL Championship game which saw Forge FC win a third title in four years. Plus we look ahead to the big CPL event in Langley on Wednesday night that will see the new team’s official name, identity, and more revealed.

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

01.30: Intro
06.10: AFTN Whitecaps Player of the Year award
09.30: Ryan Gauld interview
36.20: AFTN Whitecaps awards – part two
68.25: MLS playoff round-up
77.10: CPL final round-up
84.02: CPL in Langley reveal on Wednesday
91.05: Wavelength – A Love Supreme – Niall Quinn’s Disco Pants

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Authored by: Michael McColl

There is 1 comment for this article
  1. The Village Servant at 16:34


    Zach’s comment regarding Russell Teibert prompted me to comment today.
    I don’t know him personally like you two gentlemen, but, like you guys, respect what Russell has done for the club in his time with the team, even though I’ve often been critical of him. He epitomizes what it means to be a good soldier.

    I feel Russell is a grandiose PR manoeuvre. He’s an academy product, national team player, team captain, and longest serving Whitecap in MLS history. The club wants, and needs, to hold something up to the people.

    Here’s Russell Teibert, a player who played for only one team during his ___ year career.
    Longest serving player in MLS. A club legend!
    This kind of shit. It feels engineered.

    I think he’s going to be here a long time, and we’ll just have to get used to it.

    Anyway, this is just a hypothesis.
    I know shit nothing.

    Your Village Servant

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