Well, that was technically an unbeaten weekend for our Cascadian sides -- it just didn't feel like it!
Ed Pham and Tenzin Choephel rate Portland's performance as they took a first-ever point under new boss Gio Savarese with a 1-1 draw in Dallas. Between a fresh formation, Blanco's sweet finish and a silly red card, there's plenty to go over before taking a look at Timbers' chances in their road contest with the Chicago Fire on Saturday.
Andrew and Steven describe a hellish drive to Vancouver for Whitecaps' 0-0 draw with LA Galaxy before giving their take on why the hosts couldn't find a winner. Michael McColl of AFTN calls in to do the same and assesses Carl Robinson's response as well. Will bunker-ball get it done in Columbus this weekend? We round out our Whitecaps coverage with predictions for their tough task in Ohio.
Ari Liljenwall of MLSsoccer.com throws down a probable lineup for Seattle's home match with Montreal this weekend. It's a difficult test for Sounders without Dempsey and likely Lodeiro as well, can they cope against Piatti and the Impact?
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02:30 - Timbers: Hard-earned point in Dallas, what's possible in Chicago?
15:40 - Whitecaps: Dull performance against Galaxy doesn't exactly inspire before trip to Columbus
28:05 - Sounders: Still injury-riddled, but ready to get back on track against Impact
Even a rather embarrassing CONCACAF Champions League exit, some red cards and a couple league defeats since Ep. 143 can't put the RC crew in a bad mood. John Marshall, Michael McColl, Niko Moreno and Ari Liljenwall all stop by to talk about the most controversial decisions of the past week as well as to preview the coming weekend's Cascadia contests.
Portland travel to Dallas in search of a first positive result of the season -- Ed Pham gives his take on a possible Timbers lineup as the group speculates on what game plan could take a result. Meanwhile in Vancouver, the Whitecaps host the only home game in the region this weekend as LA Galaxy stop by BC Place on Saturday night. Ola Kamara and a host of other starters are unavailable for Sigi Schmid, and we explore how Vancouver can take advantage of the situation with both Michael McColl and John Marshall. A review of the World Cup host situation also features in Ep. 144.
02:00 - VWFC: Waston's red, World Cup bid saga, LA Galaxy preview
21:00 - PTFC: FC Dallas preview + does Adi need to help press on defense?
38:00 - SSFC: Niko Moreno on CCL exit & season aspirations, Ari Liljenwall on current level of worry in Seattle
In a spicy hot Radio Cascadia, the gang takes a look at a pair of surprising weekend results including a historic victory in Houston and a shocking display in Harrison. In the Champions League, tune in for an in-depth breakdown of a gutsy Seattle home win over Chivas Guadalajara as well as a tactical preview of the second leg.
10:45 - Brek-ing the Streak
25:00 - Well That Sucked
35:15 - SSFC: Dare to Dream?
The first weekend of MLS action is in the books, and we're glad to have some meaningful soccer to talk about even if the results didn't all go our way.
Sounders stumbled at home against LAFC as they prepare for Chivas in the CCL Quarterfinals, while Portland dropped a 2-1 decision to LA's other club in Gio Savarese's first outing as head coach. Tenzin Choephel shares his experiences from the Stubhub Center in our Timbers segment, as well as some exclusive audio from Marco Farfan. Their next test is an away fixture with the New York Red Bulls, another side likely to see their league form affected by Champions League participation. Will Savarese and the new-look Timbers pick up their first win of a new era in Harrison?
Ari Liljenwall throws cold water on the idea that Seattle should be concerned after their opening day stinker against the league's newest side before our Sounders discussion turns to the upcoming series with Chivas. What do Sounders need to accomplish before taking a week off in preparation for the return leg?
Michael McColl of AFTN.ca joins to talk about the best result of the weekend, a 2-1 win for the Whitecaps over Canadian rivals Montreal Impact. We take stock of Vancouver's additions and Michael gives a bold prediction on new striker Kei Kamara.
MLS is back! It's the most wonderful time of the year. Come enjoy it with the RC crew!
10:00 - Savarese & new-look Timbers fall in LA; Big chance for points against depleted Red Bulls on Saturday
32:45 - Vancouver earns the best result of the weekend. who stood out and what does it mean for the trip to Houston?
49:45 - Sounders drop rare home match under Schmetzer, turn attention to CCL Quarterfinals