Episode 552 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Shaken, But Can They Stir?)

Episode 552 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Shaken, But Can They Stir?)

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

Another week, another Whitecaps halftime lead given up, another loss. After all the talk about the need to get off to a fast start, it’s all gone a bit wrong for the ‘Caps to start the new MLS season. There’s been two good halves of football and two horrible ones. Which showed the real Whitecaps? Can they turn things around quickly with two big games coming up this week and how much pressure is Vanni under after these two losses?

We pick over the bones of all of that, talk to Vanni about the form of Brian White and zonal marking and take a deep dive in the Whitecaps’ CONCACAF Champions League opponents Real Espana. Plus we look around the action in week 2 of MLS and Football Violence Awareness Month returns in Wavelength!

01.35: Intro – it’s our anniversary month!
03.25: Earthquakes v Whitecaps analysis
36.30: Brian White’s form and the striker situation
40.20: Vanni and Michael disagree on zonal marking
45.25: How much pressure is Vanni under after poor start?
56.31: A deep dive into Real Espana and the CCL
78.08: MLS Week 2 round-up
96.50: Wavelength – Violent Affair – Hooligan

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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