The RC crew opens up a jam-packed week of Cascadian soccer news by reviewing last weekend's derby between Vancouver and Portland. Why did the Whitecaps start so slow again? What did we learn about Timbers' bench? Is Montero the biggest figure in Cascadia now? We hit these questions and more as we discuss our second rivalry game of 2017.
Player salaries were released this week, and we go over the biggest steals and worst blunders on two of our clubs' rosters. (We'll take a look at Seattle next week on Ep. 109!) Can you guess how many CM's the Whitecaps are paying 6-figure salaries to? We couldn't!
The big stadium news out of Portland gets plenty of attention. We go over its artistic merits and what it means for the future of the club.
Lastly, with Radio Cascadia Live off this weekend, we both review Sounders' big 3-0 win in LA and preview their upcoming match with New England. Along with Portland's blockbuster trip to Dallas and Vancouver's to Montreal, we have three great games to get ready for before a massive Saturday slate of Cascadian soccer in Week 9.
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It's another big week in Cascadia! We get our second derby of the season as Vancouver travel south to Portland, while Seattle make the trip out to LA to face the Galaxy. For the Whitecaps, it's a chance to extend their lead in their defense of the Cascadia Cup. For Portland, a chance to continue sitting atop the Supporter's Shield standings. And for Seattle, it's an opportunity to finally get their misfiring offense on track.
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It's the moment we eagerly wait for from December until April -- the first Cascadia Derby of the season! Seattle travels to Vancouver this Friday in a match up littered with talking points. Beyond being a contest between the reigning Cascadia Cup & MLS Cup holders, it's the first time Sounders will play against their all-time leading goal-scorer Fredy Montero.
Meanwhile in Portland, the Timbers are casually leading the Supporter's Shield race a month into the season. Prost Portland editor Matt Hoffman joins us to discuss their big win in Philly last weekend, and to preview their high-profile home tie with SKC this Friday.
We do this for the derbies, and now we've got one in 2017! Come get ready for Cascadia soccer with RC.
05:55 - Timbers talk with Matt Hoffman
20:22 - Sounders @ Earthquakes review
27:55 - Whitecaps @ RSL review
35:45 - Cascadia Derby preview: Whitecaps v Sounders
Review of Vancouver's CCL Semifinal second leg with Tigres is the focus of the first half of the show. We analyze their lineup decisions from Saturday, turning points on Wednesday, and ticket prices.
Timbers discussion centers on their draw with New England. We ponder what could've led to a second goal before Nguyen's equalizer before moving on to discuss Portland's next trip to the east coast. This weekend's match at Philadelphia offers a great chance for the Timbers to bounce back from two straight winless matches, and to prove to the league that their road woes are truly over.
Seattle's high-profile home draw against Atlanta featured several season debuts for young players, and we rate their performance in our Sounders segment. Our takes on the Derlis Gonzalez transfer rumors follow before we close out Ep. 105.
All Cascadia, all the time -- come check out this week's edition of the premier pacific northwest soccer podcast.
00:00 - Whitecaps CCL review + look back at LA, forward to RSL
33:35 - Timbers review v NE Revs, preview @ Philly
55:40 - Sounders review v Atlanta, Derlis Gonzalez discussion