The crew shakes off a rough weekend of road results and look forward to the region’s last home opener of 2018 in Episode 147.
Whitecaps coverage this week focuses assessing individual performances in the loss at Salt Lake. Despite the setback, there’s optimism about Friday’s big home match with LAFC. The Whitecaps have the chance to make things right on both sides of the ball in their first outing against the new expansion side, but will they get it done?
Ari Liljenwall of MLSsoccer.com updates us on the injury situation in Seattle and projects a line-up for Sounders’ match at Sporting KC on Sunday. It’s a really difficult test for a squad that’s in a tough spot to begin with — does Ari think Seattle will grab a first positive league result of the year?
Ed Pham and Tenzin Choephel dissect Portland’s demoralizing 3-2 loss in Orlando, with frustration about officiating, substitutions, and missed chances all coming to the surface. We try to set the disappointment aside quickly, just as the Timbers will have to on account of Saturday’s home opener against Minnesota United — what does Portland look like at home under Giovanni Savarese, and can he pick up his first MLS victory as manager?
00:00 – Whitecaps fall flat at RSL; LAFC match represents big opportunity on both ends of the field
16:00 – Ari Liljenwall: Is a first positive league result of 2018 possible for Sounders in Kansas City?
38:15 – “Holy Toledo!” and other observations from Portland’s trip to Orlando; Home opener preview