Episode 287 - The AFTN Soccer Show (Alphonso Über Alles - Whitecaps v Minnesota, Davies to Bayern, Doneil Henry interview)
What a dream week it's been for Alphonso Davies. Bayern Munich will be his new home come January and Vancouver Whitecaps fans should be in for a fun ride to end his time here if his performance in Saturday's win over Minnesota is any indication. Two goals and two assists. A true Canadian double double.
To celebrate we're bring you a German themed episode this week (well sort of) as we delve into Davies' transfer to the Bundesliga champions and what that may mean for the future of the Whitecaps. Where will the money be spent? Is the pressure on to find the new talent? How do we best develop future Phonzies?
Turning our attention to matters on the pitch, Davies stole the show on Saturday, but what a great week it was results-wise for the 'Caps with a Canadian Championship win over Montreal and a vital six-pointer triumph against Minnesota. We look back at the win over the Loons, ponder what, if anything, can turn this defence around, and hear from both head coaches, Minnesota's Adrian Heath and Vancouver's Carl Robinson.
All this, plus we sit down for an in-depth chat with Doneil Henry about what brought him back to MLS, why Vancouver, his hopes for the future, and what advice he'd give Phonzie as a Canadian in European football. And there's a double dose of Wavelength featuring The Business and Die Toten Hosen, and more besides.
Here's the full episode rundown of the main segments from the show:
04.45: Alphonso Davies transfer - what does it mean for the Whitecaps' future? - with audio from Bobby Lenarduzzi and Rachel Lewis
37.17: Vancouver Whitecaps v Minnesota United match analysis
50.04: Coaches audio - Carl Robinson and Adrian Heath
59.04: Wavelength - The Business - England 5 Germany 1
64.20: Whitecaps defensive struggles continue
69.36: Doneil Henry interview and discussion
81.52: Juarez suspension and missing players
89.01: MLS West week in review
105.00: BC Soccerweb headlines - a look at some stories from around the football world
119.50: Wavelength - Die Toten Hosen - Bayern
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