We’re back with another packed episode of the AFTN Soccer Show as we chat Vancouver Whitecaps, Vancouver FC, Major League Soccer, and the Canadian Premier League.
The Whitecaps are in Spain and getting set for the first of what is now going to be two preseason matches in Espana against European opposition. We look ahead to those games and chat about the new man in camp, Senegal international centre back, Salif Sane. Is there a real chance he could sign or is this just a win-win situation for both club and player? Would he need to be a DP if he did? And what about those injury concerns?
We also look at some of the news coming out of Montreal as Kei Kamara looks to move on and they look to move on Kamal Miller. Could either or both end up in Vancouver? One man that was in Vancouver this past week was MLS Commissioner Don Garber. But why?!
Turning our attention to the Canadian Premier league, we bring you a quick 2022 season in review, as we sum up each club’s year in one to three words, look at the demise of FC Edmonton and ahead to some future expansion plans, including a third team here in BC. This year sees Vancouver FC take to the pitch for their inaugural season. We look at their slow offseason build, chat with head coach Afshin Ghotbi, and hear from their first ever signing, goalkeeper Callum Irving.
All of this and Armchair Loyal are back in this episode’s Wavelength and we continue paying tribute to the legend that was Terry Hall.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
01.28: Intro and Mailbag on rules of the game
15.05: Whitecaps and MLS talking points from the past week
30.22: Why was Don Garber in Vancouver?
44.27: 2022 Canadian Premier League season in review
61.30: The demise of FC Edmonton and future expansion
71.25: Vancouver FC are coming, but are they ready?
84.33: Afshin Ghotbi chat Vancouver FC work in progress
91.47: Callum Irving audio and discussion
110.10: Wavelength – Armchair Loyal – The Goalie’s Faux Pas
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