Episode 558 – The AFTN Soccer Show (CPL Kickoff Special with guests Philip Dos Santos and Callum Irving)

Episode 558 – The AFTN Soccer Show (CPL Kickoff Special with guests Philip Dos Santos and Callum Irving)

We’re back with another packed show of Canadian football chat and this episode is a bumper three hour special dedicated to the Canadian Premier League, which is set to kick off its 5th season.

With one team folding and one new team joining the league, we cast our eyes over all eight sides, looking at their offseason moves, and what 2023 may hold in store for them.

We particularly delve into newboys Vancouver FC and chat with goalkeeper Callum Irving about the season ahead and coming home to play his football again.

We also have an in-depth chat with Valour FC head coach Philip Dos Santos about his time in charge in Winnipeg so far, what he’s expecting from his side this year, rebuilding the team with a two year plan, and the difficulties of recruitment. Plus we look ahead to next week’s big Canadian Championship clash with TSS Rovers.

Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.20: Intro and introducing Felipe
03.25: The CPL returns for Year 5 with new playoff format
19.18: Vancouver FC season preview
47.46: Callum Irving interview
56.53: Pacific FC season preview
71.51: Cavalry FC season preview
83.15: Valour FC season preview
95.25: Forge FC season preview
107.40: York United season preview
115.25: Atletico Ottawa season preview
121.55: HFX Wanderers season preview
133.05: Philip Dos Santos interview
168.33: Wavelength – Armchair Loyal – Fun Facts About Footballers

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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