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Mar 6, 2016

This week marks the beginning of the MLS regular season, and the start of Radio Cascadia's tireless coverage to bring you the absolute best in northwest soccer coverage as it happens each week. On this episode, we take a thorough look at our Cascadian teams season openers. We also discuss all the big news in Cascadia such as Nagbe and Chara signing a new contract extension, Adi's national team call-up and Seattle's flurry of moves. 

00:00 - Seattle's roster moves and Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City match preview
14:55 - Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Montreal Impact match preview with Aaron Campbell
24:45 - Big news in Portland and Timbers vs. Columbus Crew SC match preview

Mar 2, 2016


In Ep. 75, the crew reviews Seattle's 2-2 draw with Club America in the first leg of their CCL Quarterfinal tie. Jonny Rico joins the show again to provide reaction and commentary from the Liga MX point of view. 

In Portland, the Simple Invitational has come and gone and we have Matt Hoffman by to recap it all! Hear about how two of our rosters are shaping up, and how the Chicago Fire may surprise you this year. 

Aaron Campbell drops in to praise the signings of Blas Perez and Christian Bolaños up in Vancouver. Robbo spent the offseason locking down his best players down the spine, and the decision is getting good reviews. 

It's the last preseason episode of 2016! Tune in later this week for a comprehensive season preview for all three Cascadian clubs. Until then, enjoy our wrap-up of an interesting few months of roster calculus! 


0:00:00 - Seattle 2, Club America 2 recap

0:12:18 - Matt Hoffman on Simple Invitational

0:27:13 - Aaron Campbell's Whitecaps preseason review

0:47:32 - Jonny Rico on CCL Quarterfinals from Liga MX perspective 

1:05:00 - Outro/FIFA Presidency discussion 



Feb 22, 2016

The MLS regular season hasn't even started, yet we're already waist deep in soccer news from throughout Cascadia. It's been an eventful February, but the preseason's already due to heat up more with the start of the Simple Invitational tournament, Seattle's CONCACAF Champion's League match, further transfer news, Chinese Superleague drama, and much much more. You can find it here every week on Radio Cascadia!



00:00 - Martins Departure and Other Big News

15:35 - Seattle preview of leg one in CCL Quarterfinals vs. Club América

25:40 - Special Guest Jonny Rico on Club América CCL match with in-depth previews and predictions 

41:55 - Simple Invitational Preview and Predictions

47:40 - Odds and Ends


Feb 13, 2016

The preseason is here, and all the Cascadian drama you crave is starting to stir up once again. We know you're just as excited as us to see real Cascadian soccer after the quiet winter months, and we've got all the match breakdowns, preseason transfer murmurs, and roster speculations on this week's show. We're joined once again by one of our favorite guests Aaron Cambpell to analyze Vancouver's offseason moves, and much more from the likes of Vancouver and Seattle, only right here on Radio Cascadia.


00:00 - Cascadian preseason game results and overview
05:33 - Portland preseason match reviews
11:17 - Special guest Aaron Cambpell on Vancouver signing prospects
29:30 - Vancouver preseason games and speculation
33:53 - Seattle new announcer controversy

Jan 29, 2016


We're just over three weeks away from Seattle's CCL tie with Club America, and a month from MLS kickoff! Check the latest reports on training camp, transfer rumors, and jerseys releases on Ep. 72. 


00:00 - Portland: New away jersey, Porter contract extension
17:30 - Vancouver: Rosales fined in Argentina, Blas Perez to Whitecaps?  
29:45 - Seattle: Trialist update and (the first of many) 4-3-3 debate(s)
50:20 - USL season preview and official Cascadia derby schedule

Jan 21, 2016

The only thing we like at Radio Cascadia more than our Cascadian players is when we get to explore the opportunity of getting more of them. The offseason is almost halfway over, and draft season is well underway. With the huge impact that new signings bring, we at Radio Cascadia are delighted to share our opinion, fears, hopes, and anticipation that draft season brings only one time each year.



0:00:00 - Sounders Draft first impressions with special guest Shayna Gosney

0:26:00 - Timbers Draft round one and predictions with Matt Hoffman

0:37:20 - Timbers Draft in-depth and extra picks with Ed Pham

0:54:55 - Whitecaps Draft - what we know so far

1:04:05 - Sounders Draft part two - supplemental picks and overall draft grade


Jan 1, 2016

Ah, the off-season. A time of roster exodus, contract uncertainty, and endless rumors - but also a time of excitement, the anticipation of fans, and, if we're lucky, a few brilliant new prospects. On this edition of Radio Cascadia, Steven, Ed, and Zach break down the start of our Cascadian transfer window, looking at the past of players on their way out, but also toward their future away from our beloved clubs. This is only the beginning of an off-season that's already shaping up to be quite exciting, and all the coverage is right here at Radio Cascadia.



00:00 - Cupbound and Crowned, the rundown on a publication written by our very own ProstAmerika contributors 

13:00 - Portland Timbers off-season moves

35:15  - Vancouver transfer whispers

42:30 - Seattle's player offload and salary cap implications

Dec 15, 2015

MLS Cup 2015:

Portland Timbers 2, Columbus Crew 1. 

They did it. They really did it! 


0:00:00 - MLS Cup 2015 Review

0:59:00 - Matt Hoffman on Parade in Portland

1:06:00 - Brandon Farris on refereeing decisions 

Dec 3, 2015

In a special two and half hour episode, Radio Cascadia Ep. 68 chronicles the Timbers' victorious Western Conference Final campaign and sets the stage for MLS Cup 2015. We celebrate the biggest win in Cascadian MLS history, and preview what could be a much bigger one this weekend. There's still time for the Whitecaps and Sounders, as the gang takes a look at some recent major roster moves for both. 

The biggest, best RC ever for the biggest game in Cascadian history! 




0:00:00 - Western Conference Final Leg 2 Review: Timbers 2, Dallas 2 (Group game recap, special review and locker room interviews with Ed Pham)

0:57:55 -  Referee review with Brandon Farris

1:06:13 - A Crew Perspective on MLS Cup with Matt Hoffman  

1:29:09 - Seattle and Vancouver postseason news

2:06:02 - Official (Cascadian-Biased) RC MLS Cup Final Preview and Prediction


Nov 25, 2015

Portland take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals over FC Dallas. The battle for the West ends here! 


00:00 - MLS WCF First Leg Review: Timbers 3, Dallas 1 

17:06 - SSFC & VWFC Postseason News

24:20 - MLS WCF Second Leg Preview: Timbers @ Dallas 

Nov 22, 2015

The Portland Timbers carry the flag for Cascadia as they head into their Western Conference Final against FC Dallas! Special report from Canada v Honduras at BC Place including Will Johnson interview. Matt Hoffman joins to preview NYRB v Columbus in the East. The Sounders get a new majority owner. 



0:00:00 - Cascadians in World Cup qualifiers

0:15:45 - Will Johnson interview following CMNT v Hoduras  

0:20:55 - Sounders Alliance Council meeting review

0:34:15 - Matt Hoffman on Eastern Conference Final 

1:00:06 - MLS Western Conference Final (Leg 1) Preview: Portland Timbers v FC Dallas


Nov 11, 2015

The dream of an all-Cascadian Conference Final has been shattered, but the Portland Timbers will carry the torch for the region against FC Dallas! Relive the epic clash between the Timbers and Whitecaps with us, ponder what went wrong in Vancouver with us, and commiserate about Seattle with us, all on Ep. 65. Photographer and referee expert Brandon Farris joins for a special analysis of the weekend's biggest calls. 


0:00:00 - Vancouver v Portland Playoff Leg 2 review: Whitecaps see hopes rise and fall with Manneh, Timbers advance in style

0:20:30 - Dallas v Seattle Playoff Leg 2 review: Sounders ride makeshift extra time lineup to penalty loss

0:34:25 - Review of major referee decisions from Playoff Matchday 3 

0:49:33 - Playoff Atmosphere Reflection 

1:03:42 - Cascadia News/Outro


Introduction music - One Look by Lvther 

Nov 4, 2015

Hey! We're a week into the playoffs and all three of our clubs are still in the dance! It's happy times in Cascadia as we review an enthralling 2-1 comeback by Seattle against winners of the West FC Dallas, and, of course, the small matter of the all-Cascadian semifinal on the other half of the draw. Wanna know who's gonna win this weekend, and if we're going to have an all-Cascadia Conference Final? Need the nuts and bolts of how they'll get it done? It's only here on Radio Cascadia! 


0:00:00 - Portland overview 

0:05:15 - Vancouver discussion and previews featuring Mark Dailey and Jorge Mendoza of the From The Backline podcast 

0:25:20 - Portland official previews 

0:34:21 - Seattle in-depth preview

1:05:13 - Cristian Roldan postgame interview following 2 - 1 victory to Dallas

1:10:50 - MLS end of season awards and votes




Oct 27, 2015

The 1st ever MLS Decision Day has come and gone, and we've unanimously decided Cascadia! Our clubs sweep the weekend and the 2 through 4 seeds in the West as we march on to playoffs. The RC crew step up their game when the players do- don't miss the ONLY preparation you need for Cascadia's midweek play-ins, and the only review you need from the craziest weekend in MLS history.


It's been a great regular season! Thanks for following along all year on Radio Cascadia, congrats to our clubs for the tremendous finish, and LET'S GO GET THAT CUP! 


0:00:00 - Vancouver v Houston review and match up scenarios

0:15:30 - Portland v Rapids review, momentum discussions

0:35:45 - Seattle v RSL review and preview vs LA

1:00:30 - Outro and #DecisionDay review

Oct 23, 2015

With the first ever MLS Decision Day coming up on Sunday, there's only one podcast that'll prep you for all the Cascadia action! Our clubs could all finish anywhere from 2nd in the West, all the way down to missing the playoffs. The thrilling end to the MLS regular season is here- it's win your home game or go home for our brave Cascadians! 



00:00 - Portland review at LA

15:54 - Seattle review vs Houston 

37:14 - Vancouver preview vs Houston

40:15 - Playoff possibilities and decision day


Oct 15, 2015

It’s been a quiet week in Cascadia, but definitely not a relaxed one. With some of our teams getting a bye week last weekend, we’ve been feeling the calm before the storm as our teams enter the final weeks of the season.

In this edition of Radio Cascadia, we take a hard look at MLS’ proposed video replay rule, review our midweek fixtures and preview this weekend’s matches.


00:00 – MLS video replay; rule change opinions and first look

19:30 – Portland review at Real Salt Lake

38:45 – Vancouver review at FC Dallas

43:00 – Seattle’s bye week and preview at Houston


Oct 10, 2015

One down, two more to go. With Vancouver clinching a playoff spot in their 0-0 draw with FC Dallas, we discuss the implications of their Supporters Shield aspirations and their recent form. Switching focus to Seattle we dissect their 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy. Finally we look back on Portland's 1-0 loss to SKC and wonder what went wrong for the Timbers.

Oct 1, 2015

It was a strange but exciting week here in Cascadia, with our 3 teams defying our crew's predictions. With some interesting talking points this week, our team tears into playoff standings, shield predictions, game reviews, and much more.



00:00 - Portland review at Columbus, playoff contentions 

17:42 - Vancouver outrage and shield impacts

33:05 - Seattle review at San Jose

Sep 24, 2015

What a week! Portland played on national TV, Seattle won the the Cascadia Cup AND bounced Vancouver from CCL. And for our Whitecaps faithful, there's still the not-so-small matter of leading the Western Conference. We cover it all on Ep. 58!


0:00:00 - Portland v NYRB review; Analysis of Timbers' shot at playoffs

0:23:13 - Preview: Timbers @ Columbus Crew

0:32:11 - Cascadia Cup Decider: Recap and retrospective

0:52:32 - CCL Clincher: Sounders take second decisive win in 5 days

1:08:05 - Brief chat with Oniel Fisher; Postgame press conferences from CCL on 9/23 (Sigi Schmid and Carl Robinson) 


Sep 11, 2015

A quiet weekend made for a slow week, and the crew has time to ponder Vancouver's Shield chances, the merits of Lucas Melano, and whether Seattle's really back or not. Prost Amerika contributor John Zielonka makes his RC debut. 


0:00:00 - Seattle v Toronto review: Is Seattle back? 

0:28:15 - Seattle at San Jose preview

0:48:20 - Whitecaps v Colorado review: Assessing Shield aspirations

1:10:00 - Timbers v SKC review: What makes Melano a success this year? 




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 

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