Review of the previous week is the focus of Ep. 103.
Vancouver dropped their CCL Semifinal 1st leg 2-0 at Tigres. The massive Tuesday game in Monterrey kicked off a slate of four matches in MLS Week 3 for our clubs stretching from Tuesday to Sunday.
Whitecaps took a disappointing 2-0 home loss against Canadian rival Toronto FC on Saturday before Portland and Seattle put on a pair of shows.
First Timbers overcame a 2-1 halftime deficit in a battle of unbeatens with Houston, storming back for a convincing 4-2 victory. We debate whether or not Portland are the top side in MLS right now.
In the league's lone Sunday match of the week, Seattle dropped their title banner and handed NY Red Bulls their first loss of the season. Joevin Jones, Nico Lodeiro and Jordan Morris all contributed as Sounders won their first home game of the season.
Preview for the next week focuses on Portland's match at Columbus, a rematch of MLS Cup 2015.
The second weekend of the 2017 MLS season was an odd one for Cascadia. Seattle came from 2-0 down in the last ten minutes to draw against the Impact on a concrete-like surface in Montreal, and that was the least eventful of the region's games!
Portland downed LA at the StubHub Center in a match altered by a questionable red card and heavily affected by injury.
Meanwhile, Vancouver nearly broke their winless streak in San Jose in another match undone by a dismissal. The Whitecaps took a 2-0 lead on 17' but David Ousted's red card on 23' changed the complexion of the game. The Earthquakes stormed back for three straight goals in the highest scoring (and most painful) Cascadia fixture of the weekend.
We have all the analysis on these three bonkers matches, not to mention a massive preview of Vancouver's CCL Semifinal first leg against Tigres on Tuesday. We scout the opposition, set up the tactics, and try to assemble a path to the Final for the Whitecaps.
Previews of Seattle's home opener with NY Red Bull and Portland's big showdown with Houston also follow in a 90-minute long edition of Radio Cascadia.
Come get hyped for this CCL Semifinal with us, as Cascadia is again tested on the highest of stages!
00:00 - Whitecaps review @ SJ, CCL Semifinal preview @ Tigres UANL
34:45 - Timbers review @ LA, preview v Houston
59:45 - Sounders review @ Montreal, preview v NYRB
We're a week into the 2017 MLS season, and we have no shortage of talking points on Ep. 101 of Radio Cascadia. With a CCL Semifinal berth to celebrate, a 5-1 opening night statement to dissect and a new star above a crest, it's like we're already in full swing! Come join the hype and get into the new season with RC.
00:00 - Vancouver CCL Hopes: WE ARE STILL IN IT!
28:45 - Portland: Welcome to MLS, MNUFC!
49:45 - Seattle: No one wins in Houston
2 years, 9 months and 1 week after our first episode, Radio Cascadia hits triple digits. It's a great time to do it as well, seeing as the 2017 MLS season kicks off this week!
We quickly set aside our centennial celebrations in favor of season previews for each Cascadian club. Predictions follow for Western Conference standings, Golden Boot contenders, and of course the Cascadia Cup.
Special attention is paid to Vancouver's CCL Quarterfinal tie with NY Red Bulls, which brought us our first competitive game of the season. We have a whopping four matches to discuss in this busy week, and that's before we even get to Keisuke Honda in Seattle or Brek Shea in Vancouver!
Soccer's back in Cascadia and we're buzzing about it. Come celebrate our special day with us and get ready for opening weekend at the same time!
0:00:00 - PTFC: LA away, Lawrence Olum, MNUFC & the West's best offense
0:32:50 - VWFC: Shea & Rosales join attack, CCL with NYRB & MLS opener
1:03:00 - SSFC: Wrap-up from Charleston, Houston preview & Honda!?
1:33:00 - Season predictions: standings, goals, surprises