Episode 282 - The AFTN Soccer Show (First Big Weekend featuring Bastian Schweinsteiger, Stefan Marinovic, Vancouver v Chicago analysis, and World Cup chat)
Just like a never ending game of snakes and ladders, Vancouver Whitecaps got themselves off a two match slippery slope, finding a rung to take their trajectory upwards again in a match between two teams that feel like they would struggle to find consistency in the dictionary.
Chicago Fire came to town and left on the end of 3-2 victory for Vancouver. We look back at the highs and lows of the match and the players' performances, hear from both head coaches, Chicago's Veljko Paunović and Vancouver's Carl Robinson, and chat about some of the latest Whitecaps news, from the continuing Davies to Europe rumours to the new U23 team the 'Caps are in the process of setting up.
We've got two interviews for you this week. The first is with Chicago's World Cup winner, German legend Bastian Schweinsteiger who talks to us about his move to MLS, Saturday's match and playing on turf, and his thoughts on Alphonso Davies.
Next up is Whitecaps goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic as we take a trip down World Cup memory lane armed with some Panini sticker albums. We find out the first tournament he can remember watching, how this year wasn't the first year he came heartbreakingly close to being at a World Cup, and look back at New Zealand's 1982 and 2010 World Cup squads.
All this, plus lots of World Cup chat and orld Cup Wavelength continues this week with Weezer.
Here's the full episode rundown of the main segments from the show:
04.39: Vancouver Whitecaps v Chicago Fire match analysis
18.07: Coaches audio - Veljko Paunović and Carl Robinson
25.24: More Whitecaps v Fire chat
37.00: Bastian Schweinsteiger interview and discussion
46.26: MLS and Whitecaps news of the week
56.39: World Cup chat
77.27: Stefan Marinovic World Cup Panini Memories
87.00: World Cup 2026 chat
96.50: Wavelength - Weezer - Represent
101.45: BC Soccerweb headlines - inc Can PL chat
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