Episode 560 – The AFTN Soccer Show (History Makers with guests Dino Rossi, Will Cromack, and Malcolm Johnston)
We’re back with another packed show of Canadian soccer chat for what was a veritable feast of footballing action across the country, as we talk MLS, MLS Next Pro, Canadian Championship, CPL, and League1 in this episode with lots of great chat, interviews, and audio.
It’s been a week for the history books as we delve into TSS Rovers fantastic win over Valour FC in the Canadian Championship and chat with head coach Will Cromack about the game, the next round, and what’s next the club, the players, and himself. We also round up the rest of the action from the competition and hear from Pacific FC head coach James Merriman about facing the Rovers next and from Valour’s Phil Dos Santos about his team’s now infamous loss.
Our other feature interview this week is with League1 Canada commissioner Dino Rossi as we chat about the growth of the league across Canada, future expansions, the importance of the level to the game here in Canada, and more.
We also look at another historic game, Vancouver FC’s first ever goal and win as a club, and hear from head coach Afshin Ghotbi and goalscorers Shaan Hundal and Gael Sandoval, plus Afshin talks about the club’s recently announced affiliation with L1BC side Unity FC.
All of that plus we round up the Whitecaps news of the week and chat with WFC2 player Malcolm Johnston about his career, coming to Vancouver, and his hopes and aspirations for this season and beyond. Will he follow in his brother’s footsteps and head to Europe?
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
03.00: Whitecaps News of the Week – WFC2 win again, Dajome departs, MLS roundup
10.55: Malcolm Johnston interview
22.07: Canadian Championship roundup
41.40: Will Cromack interview and TSS Rovers chat
78.00: Dino Rossi interview and League1 chat
112.25: Vancouver FC get their first ever win
134.30: CPL teams affiliate with League1 clubs
143.28: Wavelength – The Skinflicks – Smash The Referee
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