Tenzin Choephel and Ed Pham join the show to discuss Sounders' 3-0 win over Vancouver on Wednesday. The group then moves on to preciew a full weekend slate in Cascadia, with all three of our clubs facing tricky road tests as they battle for a top-2 finish in the Western Conference. Diego Valeri MVP talk pops up again, and we debate the importance of Seattle's tactical shift in the midweek.
The Vancouver Whitecaps visit the Seattle Sounders for a midweek derby on Wednesday night with 1st place in the West and the Cascadia Cup on the line. In this special derby preview edition of RC, we analyze every aspect of the match up -- tactics, rest, fixture congestion, and form. Michael McColl of AFTN joins to weigh in on the big game and report from Whitecaps camp after Andrew and Ari hold a lively debate on whether Clint Dempsey should start the match or not.
Ep. 126 examines the Cascadian run-in in the Western Conference, with the group picking the final positioning of the table as the regular season winds down. It's a complicated picture, but seemingly a favorable one for our clubs as at least one first round bye for Cascadia looks very attainable.
We assess the relative lack of hype around the Whitecaps and their pole position in the West, including some specific arguments mentioned on Ari's website recently. Additionally, how will Robbo handle their upcoming home match with Colorado, given that a trip to Seattle follows only days later?
A brief look at Timbers' loss in Utah opens our Portland clip before we move on to looking at what would constitute a successful final four matches of the regular season for Caleb Porter.
Sounders drew 0-0 in Dallas, and we're trying to figure out whether they're playing more like a team unbeaten in 13 matches or one winless in 4.
It's gonna come down to the wire this fall, and the home stretch is just about here. Get prepared for the most vital part of the season with RC Ep. 126.
Ep. 125 was recorded during and after Vancouver's 3-0 win over Minnesota United on Wednesday night. The gang's in a jovial mood as our clubs sit 1-2-3 in the West. We tackle Alexi Lalas' rant, Timbers' big win in New York City, and Jordan Morris' hamstring strain. All the latest and greatest, right here on RC.
The group recaps Portland's big point in Seattle and Vancouver's road win at Orlando, along with the recent USMNT disappointments in World Cup qualifying. Then it's on to weekend previews in a short, sweet episode as return from the international break! All of Cascadia's in great position in the West, come find out where they'll be next week with RC Ep. 124!