John Marshall and Steven Agen review three terrific results and one mediocre one for our Cascadia sides before previewing Seattle's showdown with top-of-the-West Dallas as well as a pivotal Cascadia Cup derby.
There's nothing better than a weekend where our clubs go 3 for 3! The crew takes a look at how far a series of Western Conference victories have carried our sides up the table before turning their attention to the weekend to come. How will Whitecaps manage their Canadian Championship participation with league play? Cam Portland hold serve against Philly? Is Seattle back for real? We look at these questions and more in a jam-packed hour.
00:00 - Sounders pick up fourth win in six, first over opponent with winning record in 2018
19:45 - Perfect exit for Adi, what's next for Timbers?
45:00 - Michael McColl of AFTN.ca on Whitecaps' surprise victory over Minnesota United + preview for Vancouver B at NYCFC
Vancouver and Seattle both bagged massive midweek victories and the RC crew is pretty pumped about it. Whitecaps' aggregate victory over Montreal earned them a berth in the Canadian Championship final while Seattle picked up only a second-ever league win in San Jose. Michael McColl of AFTN.ca joins to discuss Alphonso Davies' huge move to Bayern Munich and its implications in Vancouver before Tenzin Choephel stops by to preview Portland's home tie with Houston.
00:00 - Introduction & Whitecaps 2, Impact 0 review
09:30 - Michael McColl of AFTN.ca on Davies, Minnesota United and more
25:30 - Sounders rolling after win in SJ, home match against poorly rested NYCFC awaits next
37:45 - Timbers can vanquish ill memories from last November with win over reeling Dynamo
It's a double episode week for Radio Cascadia! In part one of this week's action, the crew reviews Sounders' big derby win over Vancouver as well as the massive headlines surrounding Alphonso Davies. Two pivotal midweek matches await our clubs as Vancouver try to overturn a deficit against Montreal in the Canadian Championship while Seattle look to go unbeaten in five straight MLS matches when they visit San Jose.
00:00 - Introduction and Derby Review
14:15 - Michael McColl of AFTN.ca on Whitecaps' stinker in Seattle & Canadian Championship hopes
30:50 - Sounders @ San Jose Earthquakes match preview
42:00 - Portland 1, Montreal 1 review: Timbers take point, remain unbeaten in forever
The RC crew takes a look back at a historic weekend for the region with two of our clubs playing just after the World Cup Final and another opening a new stadium. The results on the field were just so-so, but the day itself was unforgettable! Attention is then turned to two midweek cup ties featuring Vancouver in the Canadian Championship and Portland in the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup. Tune in for Ep. 162 later this week for reviews of these cup games a huge preview of the year's next Cascadia derby, Vancouver at Seattle.
00:00 - Sounders earn big point in Atlanta; Is this momentum?
17:15 - Set pieces chances aplenty as Whitecaps drop 3-1 decision in Audi Field opener
34:15 - Savarese keeps cards close to his chest for Sunday's 0-0 draw with LAFC, what tricks are up his sleeves for Wednesday's Open Cup tie?
The gang recaps a successful week for our clubs before unpacking a massive weekend agenda featuring some of the highest profile away matches in Cascadia history. Hear Diego Valeri and Sammy Armenteros' takes on Timbers' win over San Jose as well as Jackson Felts of 950 KJR on Seattle's chances in Atlanta. It's a pivotal moment of the 2018 campaign, and this run in will surely be remembered years down the line regardless of results. Get ready for all the action with RC Ep. 160.
00:00 - Introduction + Whitecaps rebound big time at BC Place, Audi Field test awaits
26:45 - Timbers unbeaten in forever, big week in LA will determine how many trophies are on the table in 2018
55:05 - Sounders will take 4 points from 3 matches even if it was unconventional; trip to Atlanta is as daunting as any in club's MLS history
A comprehensive review of Portland's first-ever MLS regular season win in Seattle is followed by previews of each of this weekend's Cascadia match ups.
00:00 - Timbers pick up historic win thanks to Mabiala headers
23:25 - Key road stretch presents daunting task for Sounders fresh off of derby loss
39:05 - Whitecaps stumble against Rapids, look to reinforcements to buoy effort against Chicago this weekend
The RC crew returns from a World Cup break of their own to preview the season's first Cascadia Cup match up. Tune in for 45 minutes of news, analysis and tactics on the region's biggest match.
00:00 - Introduction: World Cup Group Stage chat
9:15 - Sounders must recover quickly from disappointing draw with Chicago if they are to maintain perfect home form against Timbers
24:50 - Whitecaps struggle badly in Chester, look to dispatch Colorado this week minus Aja and Reyna
36:00 - Timbers, unbeaten in 11 across all competitions, poised for first-ever regular season win in Seattle after strong result at Atlanta
00:00 - Whitecaps roll Orlando City 5-2 as offense finally fires on all cylinders
20:30 - Sounders take two steps forward against DC United, one step back in trip to New York
37:50 - Timbers satisfy themselves with draw against Western Conference top dogs ahead of Open Cup clash on Friday
00:00 - Open Cup review + Timbers v Sporting KC preview
25:30 - Whitecaps handed big opportunity with weary Orlando visiting BC Place
33:15 - Sounders bounced by Sacramento + Ruidiaz rumor takes + DC preview
00:00 - Intro + Jackson Felts & Ari Liljenwall on Sounders' struggles, Open Cup match up with Sacramento
23:00 - Whitecaps down Rapids, lengthy unbeaten streak now contains a win
30:00 - Exclusives with Diego Valeri and Zarek Valentin as Timbers come close to a seventh straight win; Open Cup preview @ San Jose
04:30 - Sounders drop 1-0 decision to RSL, must rebound in time for return trip on Saturday
20:30 - Four straight draws for the Whitecaps, and each just keeps getting more interesting than the last
32:50 - Timbers' 6-game win streak is tied for the longest across MLS in 2018, can they make it 7 at Colorado?
00:00 - Timbers secure fifth consecutive victory in first outing against LAFC
21:45 - Whitecaps take three 2-2 draws in eight days
36:20 - Interview with Sounders U-23's head coach Darren Sawatzky; Ari Liljenwall and Jackson Felts predict Sounders' weekend lineup
00:00 - Intro & Timbers derby review + LAFC preview
36:20 - Sounders derby perspective and injury discussion
57:30 - Whitecaps take 2 points from two 2-2 draw, travel to Frisco next
It'd derby week in Cascadia! The historic Seattle-Portland rivalry turns 100 games old on Sunday, so it's no surprise the RC crew focuses their attention on this massive match up in Ep. 151. Jackson Felts of 950 KJR and Ari Liljenwall of MLSsoccer.com join up with Ed Pham and Tenzin Choephel to preview this one from both camps in our comprehensive derby preview segment.
00:00 - Whitecaps fall in Minnesota, look to bounce back on Friday
19:05 - Timbers 1, Earthquakes 0 review
25:30 - Sounders 2, Toronto FC 1 review
36:45 - #SEAvPOR100 full preview ft. Jackson Felts & Ari Liljenwall
Vancouver's 2-0 win over RSL last Friday night relieved pressure on Carl Robinson and gave the crew an interesting lineup to dissect in the headline segment of Ep. 150. How will they hold up at counter-oriented Minnesota this Saturday?
Ed Pham and Tenzin Choephel pick lineups and results for a well-rested Portland team facing a road match up with the Earthquakes this week. Can Gio buck Timbers' historical struggles in San Jose and make it nine points from their last nine?
The gang saves the painful stuff for last in Ep. 150, recounting the opening of Banc of California Stadium and Seattle's 1-0 loss to hosts LAFC. Ari Liljenwall gives his take on the newest stadium in the league and Sounders' performance in the last-minute loss. Can Seattle bounce back this weekend? It's not an easy test with the Columbus Crew visiting town.
The results have been mixed but we can genuinely make the case that all three of our clubs are going in the right direction! Silver linings, only on Radio Cascadia.
00:00 - Whitecaps earn much-needed victory over RSL, look to make Cascadia 3 for 3 against Minnesota United in 2018
16:30 - Timbers ride two game winning streak down to San Jose, will they grab a third on the trot?
31:20 - Heartbreak in LA for Sounders, tricky home tie with Columbus awaits next
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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
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.
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?
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
The 2018 MLS campaign begins this weekend, and Radio Cascadia is here to get you ready for it! The group wraps up preseason for each of our clubs, and also examines the range of opinions available for all three of our Cascadian sides. We take our picks for the Western Conference standings in 2018 before devoting considerable time to preparation for this weekend's round of matches. A discussion on Sounders' CCL defeat in El Salvador features as well in this jam-packed edition of Radio Cascadia.