Episode 561 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Talking Too Long As The Night Came On)
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, CPL, League1 BC, and football books in this episode with lots of great chat, interviews, and audio.
The Whitecaps extended their unbeaten league run with a goalless draw against Colorado on Saturday. We pick over the bones of that one and dissect the positives and negatives around the team right now. They’ve turned it around defensively, but can they get the goals flowing or is further help required? Plus we look at some other talking points around MLS.
Our feature interview is with author Farhan Devji whose biography of Canadian superstar Alphonso Davies came out today. We chat to Farhan about Phonzie’s rise, his early life in Africa, his time at the Whitecaps, the move to Bayern Munich, and more.
Plus we round up the action across the opening weekend in League1 BC, hear from TSS Rovers head coaches Darren Russcher and Chelsey Hannesson, chat CPL, hear from Vancouver FC head coach Afshin Ghotbi after his side’s latest point, and look ahead to the club’s first ever home game in Langley this Sunday.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
06.45: Whitecaps extend unbeaten MLS run to seven
28.13: MLS chat
36.25: Farhan Devji interview about his Alphonso Davies book
69.30: League1 BC chat
83.45: CPL chat with Afshin Ghotbi
117.15: Vancouver FC’s home opener is finally here
124.15: Wavelength – The Choice – Sunday Soccer
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