Episode 536 – The AFTN Soccer Show (A New Generation Calling with special guest Axel Schuster)
We’re back with another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, World Cup, and Canadian soccer chat.
The 2022 World Cup is in full flow and after a wait of 13,316 days, Canada were back playing a group game at the finals. We talk about their battling performance against one of the world’s best teams, Belgium, the disappointment in not taking all three points, and look at the huge positives they can take into their remaining matches.
Plus we look back at all of the action so far in Qatar in Groups A to F and chat about some of the main talking points making the headlines off the pitch.
Turning our attention to the club game, we sit down for a 37 minute chat with Whitecaps CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster to chat about the season past, the offseason work in progress, and look at what the team needs to do to be a top four side in the MLS West next year. How did he view this season? Where does he see the club’s progression taking them to? What are the pressing positions needing filled to get them there? We talk all of this and much more, including the rebranding of WFC2 and the club’s plans for the women’s game.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
10.08: Canada’s battling loss to Belgium
48.30: The 2022 World Cup so far
92.05: Alex Schuster interview
131.55: Unpacking Axel
155.50: Wavelength – Beekeeper – Howler Group of Death – Black World Cup Winter
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