We’re back with another packed AFTN Soccer Show. Once again there’s something for everyone as we chat Vancouver Whitecaps, Leagues Cup, Major League Soccer, Vancouver FC, Canadian Premier League, League1 BC, and the big taking point of the week, Canada’s exit at the women’s World Cup.
We kick things off by looking at the Whitecaps late, late show in LA as they score two goals late on to beat the Galaxy and advance to the knockout round of the Leagues Cup and the tournament so far, as a battle with Mexican giants Tigres awaits this Friday.
We also look back at the good weekend for the Whitecaps two League1 BC teams, with both sides making it to next weekend’s championship games, and chat with head coaches Katie Collar and Rich Fagan.
Turning our attention to the international scene, Canada disappointingly crashed out of the women’s World Cup at the group stage. Our woman on the ground Harjeet Johal joins us from down under to analyse the poor performance against Australia, the tournament as a whole, and ask what’s next for this Canadian team as the rest of the world catches up quick.
Plus we delve into the continued labour dispute between Canada’s two senior national teams and Canada Soccer that isn’t painting either side in a good light, and chat with former men’s international Scott Arfield about his move to MLS and whether a return to the Canadian national team could be on the cards for him now that he’s in North America.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
03.50: Whitecaps advance in Leagues Cup
34.15: Harjeet Johal interview on women’s World Cup so far
71.15: Canada exit World Cup at group stage
87.20: The continuing fight between the national teams and CSA
105.55: Scott Arfield comes to MLS – is a return to Canada on the cards?
120.33: Katie Collar interview and League1 BC women’s division chat
126.50: Rich Fagan interview and League1 BC men’s division chat
131.35: Vancouver FC and CPL discussion
143.20: Wavelength – BENEE feat Mallrat – Do It Again
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