The AFTN Soccer Show Ep. 224 (Missed Opportunities – VANvSJ, Portland preview, Tim Parker, Rich Fagan, WFC2)


Well, Vancouver Whitecaps blew it. Their first Western Conference regular season title was there for the taking, but they couldn’t get the job done against San Jose Earthquakes at home. We’re joined by AFTN writer Joe Deasy to look back at the match, what went wrong, and are there any positives to take from it?

We’ll also hear the thoughts of Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson and the Quakes’ Chris Leitch after the game.

They get a do over though next weekend in Portland. We preview that match and how the ‘Caps might set out their stall. We also look at the lie of the land in MLS and the various playoff possibilities and implications for Vancouver now. Plus we look at a crazy week of World Cup qualifiers and some Whitecaps connections to it all.

And there’s still time to chat with WFC2 head coach Rich Fagan about a tough USL season, talk take out food with Tim Parker and Sultans of Ping FC feature again in this week’s Wavelength.

Here’s the full episode rundown:

03.51: Vancouver v San Jose review and analysis
21.30: Carl Robinson and Chris Leitch postgame audio
27.00: More Vancouver v San Jose chat and tweets
34.02: MLS lie of the land
44.42: Portland preview
52.53: What a week of World Cup qualifiers for Whitecaps
69.52:Tim Parker – Take Me Out
72.01: BC Soccerweb headlines
82.16: WFC2 chat and Rich Fagan interview
94.53: Wavelength – Sultans of Ping F.C.

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