Radio Cascadia

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Sep 3, 2015

In this week's edition of the Radio Cascadia podcast, the team discuss the impact of our Cascadian teams results coming into the sharp end of the season. With a special off-site interview of our show's favorite Timbers supporter, Ed Pham, we get into the nitty-gritty of this week's fixtures.


00:00 - Seattle darby review

25:45 - Vancouver retrospective

31:16 - Ed Pham off-site interview

49:30 - Outro

Aug 29, 2015

The 'Caps won a trophy, there's a big derby this weekend, and it's all right here on Radio Cascadia!


00:00 - Introduction and ACC Final review, VWFC v Houston preview

09:35 - Review of SSFC @ Olimpia, Seattle v Portland preview pt. 1

21:30 - FC Portlandia manager Alan Leonard on TAFC and supporter derbies

31:25 - Matt Hoffman on PTFC v Houston, Seattle v Portland preview pt. 2

44:00 - ECSFC director Anthony De Simone on ECSFC and supporter derbies


Aug 19, 2015

With the transfer window coming to a close, the Radio Cascadia team analyze the impact of new signings in the Cascadia region - from Portland's 22 year old DP striker, to Seattle's mercurial Paraguyan veteran and many more. 



0:00:00 - Seattle match review and discussion

0:15:30 - Portland retrospective and new signing talk

0:30:35 - Transfer breakdown and impact predictions

1:03:05 - Vancouver discussion



Aug 4, 2015

It's a Tuesday release for Radio Cascadia, as we try and keep pace with the CCL action like everyone else! Join this week for extended derby review from the weekend, a look ahead at Wednesday's matchup, and a healthy dose of Timbers talk to go along with it. We even learned that Kah and Waston rock out to "Show Me Love," just like the rest of us. (See the Pedro Morales exclusive.)

The most Cascadia soccer news and analysis, right here every week on Radio Cascadia! 

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0:00:00 - Introduction: Seattle transfer talk and Gaston Fernandez retrospective

0:28:30 - Timbers @ SJ review, or, The Value of Clean Sheets

0:39:10 - Chicago Fire @ Timbers preview (Friday, 8pm PST on Univision)

0:44:15 - Derby Review: Whitecaps 3, Sounders 0 

1:02:10 - RC exclusive postgame interview with Pedro Morales

1:05:15 - CCL Derby Preview (!!!): Sounders @ Whitecaps (Wednesday, 7pm PST on Fox Sports 1) 




Aug 1, 2015

It's gonna be a busy August in Cascadia! See how it'll start out on Ep. 52, and don't foget to check out our new T-shirts! Available for a limited time only, so grab one fast. Link:


00:00 - Whitecaps v San Jose review

05:23 - Timbers at Dallas review

18:20 - Sounders at Montreal review

27:57 - Go Away, San Jose (Or, Timbers v SJ preview) 

33:23 - Cascadia Derby preview: Vancouver at Seattle 

Jul 23, 2015

Seattle Sounders Women defensive midfielder Alyscha Mottershead joins the show to discuss her experiences in Cascadia.

"I was proud of the crew this week. I thought our work rate was good, and even saw a creative flourish here and there. We were a little worried that this would be a trap episode for us after all the emotion last week, but we handled it well in the end." -Host Steven Agen, post-Ep. 51 recording


0:00:00 - Quick Chat with Alyscha Mottershead

0:19:00 - PTFC 1, VWFC 1. Derby review with Giordan, Zach and Steven 

0:37:00 - Only Positives from Colorado 1, Seattle 0 ft. Ari Liljenwall

0:41:45 - Timbers @ Dallas preview 

0:47:20 - Sounders @ Montreal preview

1:02:45 - Whitecaps v San Jose preview



Jul 17, 2015

It's here: the 50th installment of our little soccer podcast. Tune in this week for our comprehensive midseason previews, some reminiscing about our early days, and darn near two hours of top quality Cascadian soccer analysis. 

From everyone at Radio Cascadia, thank you for your support over the last year. Here's to filling the next one with lots more podcasts, banter, and trophies for our clubs. 


0:00:00 - Introduction ft. MLS ASG discussion and Ep. 50 nostalgic storytime 

0:23:30 - Timbers at Union review

0:32:00 - Whitecaps v Sporting KC review

0:41:00 - Sounders at Fire review

0:53:30 - Cascadia Midseason Previews (Running order: Timbers, Whitecaps, Sounders)

1:44:45 - Derby Preview: Whitecaps at Timbers

Jul 8, 2015

Radio Cascadia turns its attention to midseason review, broadening our lens of analysis to reflect on the year up to now. We break down our predictions from the beginning of the season and see which ones held true (and which ones didn't!). Comparisons between the expectations for our clubs at the start of the year and now spawn discussion questions on Vancouver's transfer policy, Seattle's tactical shift, and Portland's meteoric rise over the last six weeks. 

The MLS season goes by quickly- if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it. Take a look around Cascadia with us on Ep. 49. 


0:00:00 - Introduction and weekend review

0:29:20 - Midseason Review (Running order based on Western Conference standings: Seattle, Vancouver, Portland)

1:01:00 - Previews of Portland at Philadelphia, Vancouver v Kansas City and Seattle at Chicago

Jul 1, 2015

Derby review takes center stage as the crew recaps the Timbers' 4-1 demolition of Seattle. Exclusive interviews with T2 head coach Jay Vidovich, T2 star Rennico Clarke, and S2 GM Andrew Opatkiewicz. Round table discussions on DP rules and league ethics. 


00:00 - Derby Review

29:25 - Whitecaps Preview and Review

38:30 - Core DP Debate 

47:10 - T2 v S2 Recap ft. Exclusives

57:50 - Portland & Seattle Weekend Previews

Jun 28, 2015

On this edition of Radio Cascadia, the team dive into perhaps the busiest week in Cascaidan soccer to date. With six matches to cover, the Radio Cascadia squad tear into the matches that have already happened with an eye towards the uncertain future in store for our beloved Cascadian clubs. 


00:00 - Vancouver update and match coverage

07:20 - Seattle review and retrospective w/injury update

36:30 - Seattle/Portland darby preview

55:40 - Portland perspective + LA match review

Jun 18, 2015

On this week's episode of Radio Cascadia, Steven, Zach, Toby, and Giordan cover every story in the busy world of Cascadian soccer.

With both the Open Cup and Gold Cup games starring Cascadian teams, we discuss depth impacts in our teams tough league schedules, along with in-depth reviews and previews on every match related to our Cascadian teams.



00:00 - Portland/Seattle Open Cup review and thoughts

17:57 - Seattle/FC Dallas match review

28:42 - Gold Cup update and roster impacts

37:06 - Seattle/San Jose match preview

45:00 - Vancouver highlights and preview

53:18 - Portland/Houston match preview





Jun 4, 2015

We review a week packed full of Cascadia wins before examining the latest news out of FIFA, the CCL draw, amd the MLS run-in.


00:00 - FIFA News Recap

05:45 - Aaron Campbell on Vancouver's matches with DC, RSL, Montreal, and LA

17:30 - Timbers Talk

27:00 - Will a decimated Seattle roster get anyting in Kansas City?

May 27, 2015

In this installment of Radio Cascadia, the crew review this week's matches, and look towards next week's fixtures after a series of lukewarm performances by our Cascadian clubs.

Regular contributor Aaron Cambpell calls in to give us his perspective on Vancouver's 1-0 loss to Colorado, and some choice thoughts about the officiation on Saturday's match.



00:00 - Seattle retrospective

18:20 - Aaron Cambpell and the Vancouver Whitecaps

28:07 - Portland review 

May 20, 2015

The Radio Cascadia crew spends its time looking at all six matches from around the Northwest this weekend in Ep. 43. Before they get there, though, there's another derby to review and a disappointing result from Texas to go over. This week's emphasis is on digging into the tactics of recent matches, including Sigi Schmid's new pragmatism, the importance of Cascadian width, and much more. 



00:00 - Episode preview and depth concerns

07:12 - Portland/Seattle derby review

21:00 - Timbers discussion

33:16 - Amway Cup update

34:56 - Vancouver/Toronto preview

44:50 - Seattle/Kansas City preview


May 16, 2015

The crew celebrates a third derby in four weeks, with the majority of the attention going to Seattle's trip to top-of-the-table Vancouver this weekend. An extended introduction focuses on the roster deadline that passed this week. How did each club fare in covering all their bases on the roster? Aaron Campbell previews the derby from the Whitecaps perspective; Ed Pham recounts the Timbers' win in Montreal and gives the keys to the game for their road tie with Houston. 



0:00:00 - Introduction and Roster Deadline Debate

0:26:00 - Seattle perspective of derby and review of their loss in Columbus

0:37:00 - Timbers Talk with Ed Pham

0:47:50 - Aaron Campbell on Whitecaps perspective of derby 

1:08:00 - Outro 


May 9, 2015

The Sounders pick up their fourth win in five, Vancouver leads the West after 9 games, and Portland found a foothold in the Cascadia Cup! It was a good week around the region, as we witnessed the third derby of the season. Come recap it with us, before we get you ready for all of the action next weekend! 


00:00 - Portland: Why no goals? Was there progress in the draw with Vancouver? How will the team fare in Montreal?

19:00 - Seattle: Can anyone stop Dempsey and Martins? Has Seattle's defense been historically good? Does Columbus have the best offense Seattle have seen this year?

38:16 - Vancouver: Should we be concerned about the performance in Portland? Just how many will the Whitecaps put by Philadelphia? 

Apr 25, 2015

Extensive preview of this weekend's Cascadia derby, featuring multiple clips from the various viewpoints of the match from around the region; Niall McCusker debuts on the show, covering the Portland perspective; Aaron Campbell expresses his delight following Vancouver's 1-0 win in Utah.



00:00 - Giordan, Steven and Zach on The Seattle Side of the Derby

21:30 - Niall McCusker and Steven on The Portland Side of the Derby

35:35 - Aaron Campbell and Steven on Vancouver v RSL, Vancouver v DC, and The Ambivalent Side of the Derby

50:15 - Outro


Apr 16, 2015

It's a sad week in Cascadia where all three MLS sides lost this weekend. We avoid dwelling on the bad, and focus on the future. How can our clubs get it right next time out? We answer this central question for each club. Bonus coverage of the S2 v T2 derby. 


0:00:00 - Giordan and Steven on Vancouver's disappointing week and a chance for redemption at Rio Tinto

0:18:50 - Recap of Seattle v LA, preview of Seattle v Colorado

0:41:35 - S2 v T2 recap and analysis and thoughts on USMNT call ups

0:49:50 - Portland v Orlando review and pondering why Portland aren't finding goals

1:01:20 - Outro

Apr 8, 2015

Aaron Campbell recaps a big win over LA for the Whitecaps and previews their double-match week; Tissue Gate reaction and analysis of recent roster moves; Exclusive interview with T2 assitant coach Andrew Gregor. 


0:00:00 - Reviewing Portland's win over Dallas, previewing their tie with Orlando

0:19:38 - Sounders talk, or, The Epic of Siegfried Schmid 

0:44:31 - Aaron Campbell on 4 straight wins for Vancouver, and their 2 match week ahead

0:58:10 - Tissue Gate analysis

1:08:58 - Radio Cascadia exclusive interview with Andrew Gregor, conducted by Matt Hoffman

Apr 2, 2015

Radio Cascadia focuses on the aftermath of the Vancouver v Portland Cascadia derby. A jubilant Aaron Campbell joins to discuss the Whitecaps side of things, while Ed Pham takes us through why the Timbers just can't seem to score. Carl Robinson's post game interview makes an appearance. Seattle's match with Dallas gets some attention in the second half of Ep. 37, as do th second teams from around Cascadia. 


0:00:00 - Timbers review led by Ed Pham; Preview of Portland v Dallas

0:33:45 - Aaron Campbell on the big derby win, the Thundercaps' loss at S2, and previews Vancouver v LA

0:52:20 - Carl Robinson speaking after VWFC v PTFC

0:57:43 - Analysis of Seattle v FC Dallas, preview of Seattle v Houston

1:13:49 - Outro

Mar 26, 2015

Preview from both sides of this weekend's Cascadia derby, the first of the year. Graham Tooke provides the Vancouver perspective, while Ed Pham speaks to the Timbers' aspirations for the macth. Ari Liljenwall of stops by to talk Kenny Cooper, S2, and Seattle's match at Dallas this weekend. 


00:00 - Ari Liljenwall on Seattle v Dallas, S2 recap, and roster talk

23:30 - Graham Tooke recaps Vancouver v Orlando, Whitecaps preview of VWFC v PTFC

36:30 - Ed Pham on Portland v Sporting KC, and Timbers perspective on VWFC v PTFC

57:45 - Outro 

Mar 18, 2015

Aaron Campbell of Vancover recaps the Fire match and previews their fixture with newcomers Orlando City; Matt Hoffman laments two dropped points for the Timbers, and talks up their chances at Sporting Park this weekend; Ari Liljenwall calls out his haters and defends Brad Evans.


0:00:00 - Ari, Ed, and Steven on Seattle v San Jose and a preview of the Xolos friendly

0:31:30 - Giordan, Toby, and Aaron on Vancouver v Chicago, VWFC v OCSC preview

0:53:30  - Matt and Steven on Portland v LA, preview of PTFC v SKC

1:23:17 - Outro 

Mar 11, 2015

Aaron Campbell reviews VWFC's 3-1 loss to TFC, and previews their upcoming match at Chicago; John Marshall joins to preview Seattle-San Jose; Round Table analyzes the results in Seattle and Portland, and previews the Timbers' massive match with LA.


0:00:00 - Seattle v New England review 

0:22:20 - Portland v RSL review and preview of Portland v LA

0:38:18 - Aaron Campbell on VWFC v TFC, preview of Chicago v VWFC

1:00:39 - John Marshall on Quakes perspective of Seattle v SJ

1:16:09 - Outro


Mar 4, 2015

Full season previews for all three Cascadia clubs; Matt Hoffman, Brian O'Connell, and Aaron Campbell join to discuss this weekend's season openers; Steve Clare talks CBA and an alternative view of free agency.



0:00:00 - Intro & Timbers Season Preview

0:25:30 - Matt Hoffman on Portland v Salt Lake

0:35:26 - Whitecaps Season Preview

1:00:00 - Aaron Campbell on Vancouver v Toronto

1:11:10 - Sounders Season Preview

1:41:05 - Brian O'Connell on Seattle v New England

1:57:10 - Steve Clare on Free Agency

2:10:39 - Outro


Feb 27, 2015

Part 2 of our Cascadia soccer photographers series; Matt Hoffman joins to dissect the Simple Invitational; Recaps from every game around Cascadia this week; debate on the role of referees in preseason soccer. 


00:00 - Cascadia News and debate on preseason referees 

13:14 - Matt Hoffman reports from the Simple Invitational

32:58 - Carl Robinson press conference after Vancouver v Stabaek

39:03 - Diego Diaz, Cascadia photographer series pt. 2

54:48 - Big announcements and outro


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