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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 27, 2018

Seattle Times writer Geoff Baker calls in to discuss his new book. 100 Things Sounders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is an extensive review of Sounders history and culture from the 1970's to the present. An impressive diversity of topics are featured, ranging from stories told by NASL-era legends to candid and fair analysis of the club's highs and lows in MLS. Even the most attentive members of the fan base will find fascinating moments from the club's past unknown to them prior. The work presents the most honest and refreshing assessment of Seattle's first decade in MLS available in print. Check it out at this link: http://www.triumphbooks.com/100-things-sounders-fans-should-know---do-before-they-die-products-9781629375670.php

Portland's 3-0 win over league leaders NYCFC headlines our Cascadia coverage this week as the crew analyzes how the Timbers pulled off the big victory. Interviews with former Timber Rodney Wallace and centerback Liam Ridgewell from the locker room follow. 

Sounders finally picked up a first victory of the MLS season, winning 3-1 against Minnesota United. Ari Liljenwall of MLSsoccer.com and John Marshall of MLSGB give their takes on Svensson's rocket, a couple of questionable subs, and Alex Roldan's solid performance. The group takes picks for Sunday's road match at LAFC after a quick postgame exclusive with the Seattle University product. 

Like the episode title says, last week featured some good results and some... well, terrible results. The crew tries to make sense of 9-man Vancouver's 6-0 thrashing at Sporting KC and questions if they'll be able to recover mentally in time for Friday's home test against Real Salt Lake. 

Playlist:

00:00 - Introduction & Geoff Baker on 100 Things Sounders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

22:55 - Timbers topple league leaders 3-0 

37:15 - Sounders pick up first league win, LAFC away awaits

57:15 - Whitecaps struggle in SKC, need result on Friday

Apr 19, 2018

Ed Pham and Tenzin Choephel were on site as Giovanni Savarese earned a first-ever MLS victory as Timbers manager. They review the 3-2 victory over Minnesota United and preview the Sunday's big clash with NYCFC. 

Michael McColl of AFTN.ca chats with host Andrew Harvey about Whitecaps' disappointing performance in Friday's 2-0 loss to LAFC. A quick assessment on where the failure has occurred so far in 2018 follows before the group previews Vancouver's trip to SKC on Friday. 

Seattle finally earned a point in MLS play in their own trip to SKC a last weekend. Can they make it six points from two weekends against Minnesota for our Cascadian clubs?

Suzanne Fortune of Soccer2Unite calls in to discuss her charity's work involving the beautiful game in Uganda. Cascadians can get involved at soccer2unite.org. 

Playlist:

00:00 - Introduction & interview with Suzanne Fortune, founder of Soccer2Unite

13:20 - Timbers nab first victory, Ed Pham and Tenzin Choephel review

33:00 - First goal and first point for Sounders, can they make it three against Minnesota?

49:45 - Michael McColl of AFTN.ca diagnoses Vancouver's problems with Andrew Harvey; group picks for SKC away

 

 

Apr 12, 2018

The crew shake off a rough weekend of road results and look forward to the region's last home opener of 2018. 

Whitecaps coverage this week focuses assessing individual performances in the loss at Salt Lake. Despite the setback, there's optimism about Friday's big home match with LAFC. The Whitecaps have the chance to make things right on both sides of the ball in their first outing against the new expansion side, will they get it done?

Ari Liljenwall of MLSsoccer.com updates us on the injury situation in Seattle and projects a lineup for Sounders' match at Sporting KC on Sunday. It's a really difficult test for a squad that's in a tough spot to begin with -- does Ari think Seattle will grab a first positive league result of the year?

Ed Pham and Tenzin Choephel dissect Portland's demoralizing 3-2 loss in Orlando, with frustration about officiating, substitutions and missed chances all coming to the surface. We try to set the disappointment aside quickly just as the Timbers will have to on account of Saturday's home opener against Minnesota United -- what does Portland look like at home under Giovanni Savarese, and can he pick up his first MLS victory as manager?

Playlist:

00:00 - Whitecaps fall flat at RSL; LAFC match represents big opportunity on both ends of the field

16:00 - Ari Liljenwall: Is a first positive league result of 2018 possible for Sounders in Kansas City?

38:15 - "Holy Toledo!" and other observations from Portland's trip to Orlando; Home opener preview

Apr 7, 2018

The RC crew sits down with some of the top soccer minds in the region after a mixed bag of a weekend for our Cascadian clubs.

Michael McColl of AFTN.ca discusses Whitecaps' big win in Columbus including a word on Brek Shea's cheeky goal celebration. He gives his thoughts on Vancouver's upcoming road test at Real Salt Lake as well before the group log their predictions for the match. 

Matt Hoffman of Stumptown Footy and MLSsoccer.com provides a take on Timbers' 2-2 draw in Chicago, then updates us on the Liam Ridgewell situation and the state of the roster in general ahead of Portland's trip to Orlando. Will Gio Savarese pick up his first win as Timbers boss in Florida? Tune in to hear what Hoffman as well as Ed Pham and Tenzin Choephel think is possible in Portland's fifth outing of 2018. 

Jackson Felts of Sounders Weekly and Sounders matchday coverage on 950 KJR & Ari Liljenwall of MLSsoccer.com talk injuries and red cards with host Andrew Harvey and MLSGB's John Marshall, analyzing what they can of Seattle's 1-0 loss to Montreal over the weekend. 

Playlist:

5:50 - Timbers: Matt Hoffman on lineups, Ridgewell, draw in Chicago; can Portland hold a dangerous OCSC attack?

21:25 - Whitecaps: Michael McColl on Kamara's big return, VWFC's brilliant second half; group predictions for RSL away

35:00 - Sounders: Jackson Felts and Ari Liljenwall on red cards and discipline; How much can we take away from Saturday's 1-0 loss to Montreal?

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