Episode 594 – The AFTN Soccer Show (New Year, New Hope)

Episode 594 – The AFTN Soccer Show (New Year, New Hope)

We’re back with our final AFTN Soccer Show off 2023 and it’s another episode packed full of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and Canadian soccer chat. As the new year beckons, we look ahead to what could be an exciting 2024 for the Whitecaps, the CPL, and football in Canada in general.

The Whitecaps head into the new year with a new signing, MLS veteran and ‘Cap killer Damir Kreilach. We look at what the signing might mean for the team and make some bold Whitecaps predictions for 2024.

We also hand out our final end of year AFTN awards. What was the best awayday? The most embarrassing moment? The biggest disgrace of the year? The quote of the year? And who were the heroes and villains for us in 2023? Find out and let us know yours!

CPL commissioner Mark Noonan came out guns blazing this week, defending the league and the CSB from unfair criticism. We look at his comments, how the CPL looks to grow, how it could get there, and make some bold predictions in that regard for the new year. Plus we conclude AFTN’s 2023 Festive Fifteen with our top three tracks of the year and this week’s Wavelength tune is Subbuteo related!

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

01.46: Intro – Christmas is over and so is 2023
08.16: What a year 2024 promises to be in Canadian football
15.38: Release the Kreilach! Damir is a Whitecap
35.18: Festive Fifteen #3
41.00: Whitecaps Bold Predictions For 2024
54.25: More AFTN End of Year awards – awaydays, quotes, embarrassments, and disgraces
72.50: Festive Fifteen #2
78.02: Even more AFTN End of Year awards – heroes and villains
90.48: What we’d like to change in MLS, CPL, Canadian and world football
121.16: Festive Fifteen #1
127.03: Noonan bullish ahead of big year for CPL
159.00: Wavelength – Sir Robert Orange Peel – Youbutteo

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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