The AFTN Soccer Show Episode October 11, 2023

Episode 582 – The AFTN Soccer Show (The Flame Keeps Burning)

10:59pm - 1:32am

We’re back with another AFTN Soccer Show packed full of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, Canadian Premier League, and World Cup chat.

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and we’ve all got a lot to be thankful for as Canadian football fans. The Whitecaps are having quite the season, the CPL is coming to an exciting conclusion, and you’ve got another fun-filled podcast to talk about it all! We pay thanks for the exciting year and so does Vancouver head coach Vanni Sartini.

The ‘Caps clinched a MLS playoff place and guaranteed a top seven finish after a four point week. We look back at the game against St Louis and Seattle, the uptick in their away form that got them over the line, the importance of the Ryan/Brian connection and what makes them works so well together, the first year play with the team from goalkeeper Yohei Takaoka. Plus there’s audio from Takaoka, along with Vanni Sartini, Ryan Gauld, and Ranko Veselinovic.

Turning our attention to the CPL, the playoffs are all set. We look back at the weekend’s action and what’s to come, chat about what’s next for Vancouver FC with head coach Afshin Ghotbi, and talk with Whitecaps loanee Vasco Fry about his time in the league and the future.

All of that, plus there’s still time to chat about FIFA’s controversial plans for the 2030 World Cup, Australian band The Curls feature in this episode’s Wavelength, and Italian post punk goths They Die are our new Artists of the Month.

Track Listing:

Away From The Numbers
Sarah Jickling · None
That Flame Goes Out
They Die · Deviant Love
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
They Die · Deviant Love
Ruder Than Croc
Moscow Death Brigade featuring Elisa Dixon and Fastidious · None
Everybody Loves Steph Catley
The Curls · Hands Up
Away From The Numbers
Sarah Jickling · None