Episode 615 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Da Diddley Qua Qua – Whitecaps’ week of penalty drama, Can Champ, Messi Mania, Jesse Marsch)

Episode 615 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Da Diddley Qua Qua – Whitecaps’ week of penalty drama, Can Champ, Messi Mania, Jesse Marsch)

We’re back with another AFTN Soccer Show packed full of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, Canadian Championship, Canadian Premier League, and Canadian national team chat. The football keeps coming and so do the podcasts!

The Whitecaps’ two games a week schedule saw them come away with nothing in Colorado, in a game in which they should have gotten something, and then with a point in Seattle, in a game in which they didn’t really deserve anything. Football, eh! We pick over the bones of both of those matches, look at what they’ve taught us about the current state of the ‘Caps, round up the latest action across MLS, and look ahead to the circus coming to town this weekend – aka Lionel Messi and his Miami maestros.

Before that Miami game there’s the small matter of the Canadian Championship and a quarter-final second leg clash with Cavalry FC. We chat about that, hear from Cavs’ head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr, and chat about Vancouver FC first away win of the season in the CPL.

Plus there’s a new sheriff in town as Canada Soccer appoint Jesse Marsch as the new Canadian men’s national team coach. Was it the right appointment, what does it mean to the program, and how about that funding of the position by the three Canadian MLS clubs? We chat about all of that and more.

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

02.12: Intro – the business end of various seasons
16.30: Whitecaps pay penalty in Colorado
28.53: Whitecaps’ highway robbery in Seattle!
51.33: The Whitecaps need fixing
63.17: MLS Round-up
82.41: The circus is coming to town – Messi mayhem awaits
92.30: Canadian Championship and US Open Cup chat
102.30: Tommy Wheeldon Jr audio
115.53: This Week in Whitecapsland 1974
122.25: Jesse Marsch named new CanMNT head coach
146.08: Vancouver FC get first away win of season
159.15: Wavelength – Number 8 – Phoenix Rising
165.25: Goodbyes and German nonsense

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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