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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 28, 2017

Vancouver's 5-0 win over San Jose in the Western Conference Knockout Round has left the region in prime position -- of four sides remaining in the West, the three highest seeds all belong to Cascadia. Our chances at an all-Cascadian Conference Final have never been better, and the RC crew's awfully excited about it.

We review Whitecaps' big win at BC Place before we tackle the first-ever MLS playoff meeting between Seattle and Vancouver. Whitecaps' momentum, Sounders' health and rest days dominate the discussion. 

SKC's out in the Knockout Round for the third year running, bowing out at Houston. Seems like Vermes' men will be up for it when they get another playoff shot against one of our sides, so bullet dodged there. As a result, Timbers will travel to Texas to try and grab a first Cascadian win in Houston, and in the biggest of circumstances. Our preview of the Timbers-Dynamo series concludes Ep. 131.

Oct 25, 2017

For the first time in MLS history our Cascadia clubs have finished in the top three spots in the Western Conference! It's an incredible achievement for the region and gives us a great shot at seeing a Cascadian MLS Cup winner for a third year running.  

Portland's big win over Vancouver on Decision Day not only won them their second Western Conference regular season crown, but the Cascadia Cup as well! We congratulate the Timbers for a gutsy derby comeback and ponder who their ideal Western Conference Semifinal opponent would be. 

Our other Decision Day match up saw Seattle down Colorado 3-0 in a match that ended with each side a man down. Dempsey's red card and Lodeiro's new position are both discussed. Ari gives an update on Sounders' injury situation. The crew assesses Seattle's 2nd place finish in their title defense season. 

Vancouver can't afford to dwell on two frustrating results to end the regular season, granting them the 3rd seed in the West. They play San Jose at BC Place for the second time in ten days in a do-or-die match on Wednesday night. Knockout Round away upsets are notoriously difficult to pull off, and we discuss how the hosts can avoid exactly that.  

Oct 18, 2017

The penultimate weekend of the 2017 MLS campaign brought disappointment for the Vancouver Whitecaps as they failed to clinch the Western Conference crown in a home match with San Jose. However, the mood across the region as a whole is a joyous one -- all three of our clubs will make the postseason for only the second time ever in MLS play. Furthermore, it seems they're likely to finish 1-2-3 in the West! 

The gang reviews all the action from the last Sunday before moving on to preview the Decision Day slate.

Is our final Cascadia derby of the regular season, Vancouver @ Portland, the most important league match ever in Cascadia? The winner (or Vancouver, in the event of a draw) will finish atop the Western Conference. Michael McColl of AFTN joins us to discuss this question and many others as we dive deep into this historically important match up.  

Jeff Lageson, Prost Amerika NWSL correspondent, calls in to discuss the Thorns' title win in Orlando, and sticks around the recap the Reign's season as well. 

2017 is turning into a banner year for Cascadia, and Decision Day will tell us so much about how we ultimately remember this incredibly close season in the Western Conference. Come get hyped with us as we wait for the drama to unfold. 

Oct 18, 2017

The RC gang pauses from their normal Cascadian duties to examine the aftermath of the USMNT's disastrous World Cup qualifying campaign. Sunil Gulati's job, the role of MLS in CONCACAF's national teams, and fixes for pay-to-play youth soccer are all discussed in the wake of the greatest disappointment in US soccer history. 

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