Episode 619 – The AFTN Soccer Show (So Much Football, So Little Time – NEvVAN, Copa America, Ricardo Clark and Nicolas Fleuriau Chateau interviews)

Episode 619 – The AFTN Soccer Show (So Much Football, So Little Time – NEvVAN, Copa America, Ricardo Clark and Nicolas Fleuriau Chateau interviews)

We’re back with another AFTN Soccer Show packed full of Vancouver Whitecaps, Canadian national team, Euros 2024, and Copa America chat. The football keeps coming and so do the podcasts, and we’re joined by AFTN writer Felipe Vallejo to talk about it all.

The Whitecaps got back into action after a two week break with a less than inspiring performance in New England, going down to a 3-2 loss. We pick over the bones of that one, discuss the help that the ‘Caps badly need, look at some transfer rumours, and look ahead to this weekend’s match with Portland as the MLS West table tightens up.

Turning our attention to WFC2, we look at their good form of late and bring you two interviews. First up is in-form striker Nicolas Fleuriau Chateau about coming to Vancouver in the MLS draft, his season so far, his hopes for the future, and his somersaulting celebrations. Then we chat with WFC2 head coach Ricardo Clark about his sides good first half of the season, the ethos of the team, and what he’s learned in his first 18 months in charge.

There’s a lot of football on the international stage too and we preview the 2024 Copa America, with Canada set to kick things off against Argentina on Thursday. Can they compete? What would be seen as a good tournament? And we ask Jesse Marsch ow should they approach games against South American opposition. Plus we look at the rest of the groups and chat Euros 2024 after the early action.

All of this, plus we take you back to 1974, continue our Album of the Month from Heavenly and bring you another Euro 2024 themed song in Wavelength.

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

02.14: Intro
06.49: Whitecaps poor in New England loss
33.48: The Whitecaps need help as MLS West tightens up
57.35: Nicolas Fleuriau Chateau interview and discussion
70.57: Ricardo Clark interview and WFC2 discussion
84.31: This Week In Whitecapsland and the World Cup 1974
94.40: Euros 2024 chat
104.35: Copa America preview – does Canada have a chance?
141.35: Wavelength – PG Ciarletta – From Glasgow To Berlin

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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