Episode 618 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Trophies Not Friendlies featuring Phil Parkinson, Humphrey Ker, and Katie Collar)

Episode 618 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Trophies Not Friendlies featuring Phil Parkinson, Humphrey Ker, and Katie Collar)

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

The Whitecaps weren’t in action on the pitch in MLS but it’s been a busy week in Whitecapsland. We chat about the Canadian Championship dates being set, staying 5th in the MLS standings, and the fallout from the Messi debacle continuing as a class action lawsuit is filed against the club and the league. It was also announced that the upper bowl at BC Place is now open for the Wrexham friendly and we chat with the Welsh club’s manager Phil Parkinson and Executive Director Humphrey Ker about their North American tour and the season to come.

Turning our attention to the women’s game we look at the Whitecaps’ draw in the inaugural CONCACAF Women’s Champions Cup, chat with Whitecaps Girls Elite head coach Katie Collar, and look at what we know about the Northern Super League so far, as the new women’s league gets set to kick off next year.

All of this plus we look at the Canadian men’s national team’s friendlies against the Netherlands and France, look ahead to Copa America and the Euros, look back at World Cup 1974, round up the weekend’s action in the CPL, and we have our Album of the Month from Heavenly and continue our month of Euro 2024 themed songs in Wavelength.

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

02.25: Intro – TST 7v7, Soccer Aid, L1BC
12.10: Whitecaps News of the Week
32.21: Wrexham’s Phil Parkinson and Humphrey Ker chat
51.35: Katie Collar on Whitecaps’ Women’s Champions Cup draw
61.15: Northern Super League – what we know so far
89.35: Sexy football trophies
95.56: Canadian men’s national team’s three good halves of football
120.35: This Week In Whitecapsland 1974
128.30: From World Cup 1974 to Euros 2024
140.35: Wavelength – The Tartan Specials – Not Just Here For The Bier
145.26: CPL round-up

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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