Episode 554 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Shaky Shaky, Sweaty Sweaty)
We’re back with another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and Canadian football chat.
We’re covering a lot of bases in this show, both on the domestic and international stage. The Whitecaps were in action in both and we look back at their midweek loss in Honduras that saw them advance in the Champions League, their draw at the LA Galaxy that still sees them searching for their first MLS win of the season, we hear from Vanni Sartini on trying to fix the team’s defensive frailties, and we look at the injury to new DP striker Sergio Cordova.
We also look around the rest of the action last weekend in MLS, including the late drama and controversy in Montreal, plus we talk Canadian national teams, and ponder what the new format for World Cup 2026 might mean for Canada and Vancouver in terms of hosting extra games.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
05.22: Whitecaps move on in Champions League despite dire defending
25.40: Whitecaps still looking for first MLS win after LA draw
44.25: Sergio Cordova injury
48.43: MLS round-up
63.55: Vancouver FC – 4 weeks out from their first game
83.10: New CPL playoff format
93.00: Canadian national team news
101.35: More games for Vancouver at 2026 World Cup under new format?
117.20: Wavelength – Head Up – Stop Football Violence
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