Episode 547 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Sitting By The River Drinking Lemon Tea with guests Tosaint Ricketts and Ryan Raposo)
We’re back with another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and Canadian football chat and this episode is part of the CiTR Radio Fundrive week.
After the lack of news last week, there’s a lot to chat about in Whitecapsland this time around as the team continue their preseason prep down in Palm Springs, California. They’ve got two more games under their belts and there’s two new players set to join them very soon – striker Sergio Cordova and goalkeeper Yohei Takaoka. We chat about all of that and hear the thoughts of how things are looking as the new season approaches from ‘Caps head coach Vanni Sartini.
We’ve two feature interviews for you this episode with two Whitecaps Canadians. We kick things off with a in-depth chat with Ryan Raposo. About to enter his fourth season with the team, Ryan is now one of the veterans on the side, despite his young age. We chat with him about his MLS journey so far, his standout 2022, and what lies in store for him in the season to come. We also chat with Vanni Sartini about what role he sees for the young Canadian in 2023.
From a player still in his fledgling career, to one hanging up his boots after a stellar 14 year one for clubs and country – Tosaint Ricketts. We chat to Tos about his decision to retire from playing, the highlights of his career, his front office role with the ‘Caps, his recent punditry work at the World Cup and more.
Plus there’s still time to chat about the new Apple TV MLS season pass that’s been launched, take another trip in the 13th Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, and there’s music from new Artists of the Month, Television Personalities, Werd (SOS), and Arema Arega.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
01.28: Intro and CITR fundrive info
09.07: Christian Atsu and the Turkish/Syrian earthquake disaster
13.05: Hot Chocolate Boy – Honolulu Coffee
18.22: Cordova and Takaoka signings incoming
41.10: Whitecaps unbeaten in Palm Springs!
47.22: Vanni Sartini talks preseason and more
60.25: Vanni on the role of Ryan Raposo in 2023
64.20: Ryan Raposo interview and discussion
92.58: Tosaint Ricketts interview and discussion
128.50: Apple TV’s MLS season pass is live
130.45: Wavelength – Arema Arega – Always In The Air (Are You Ready?)
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