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Soccer Talk with Tyler Green and Simon Fudge

Tyler Green and Simon Fudge host Soccer Talk, with thoughts and opinions on Canadian soccer, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, MLS and the Canadian Premier League.
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Feb 6, 2024

The FIFA World Cup 2026 released their schedule and Tyler and Simon break down the games in Vancouver and Toronto, what's fair, unfair and whether this is just perfect. Vancouver Whitecaps FC also sign Balal Halbouni. How he fits and affects the squad. 

Jan 31, 2024

David Norman Jr. sign with Vancouver FC of the Canadian Premier League and we hear his thoughts on signing with a hometown club, his role with the team and how he sees success in 2024 aside from winning trophies. Simon Fudge also joins host Tyler Green to share his thoughts on the young Canadian and Tyler reminds David of the Mainz jersey the youngster once gave him after a training stint there and selfishly asks for a Vancouver FC one. 

Jan 30, 2024

Vancouver Whitecaps FC sign Tristan Blackmon to an extension to the 2027 season. Tyler Green and Simon Fudge break down the extension and talk about the impending signing of Norwegian Bjørn Inge Utvik. 

Jan 25, 2024

Vancouver Whitecaps FC sign Ryan Gauld to an extension until 2027. Tyler Green and Simon Fudge break down the signing and hear from Ryan Gauld and Axel Schuster. Plus, Vancouver FC sign Paris Gee and Canadian Women's National team head coach Bev Priestman signs new extension until 2027. 

Jan 17, 2024

Vancouver FC of the Canadian Premier League sign Ben Fisk and rumoured to bring in David Norman Jr. while Whitecap FC have begun their silly season with talk that Ryan Raposo is set to leave for China and Manny Aparicio is set to come in. 

Jan 12, 2024

The daily version of Soccer Talk where we discuss the latest on Vancouver Whitecaps FC. 

Mar 14, 2023

Camilo is coming to town! Maybe. Here's what we know about the two potential landing spots in Vancouver Whitecaps FC of MLS and Vancouver FC of the Canadian Premier League. 

Mar 11, 2023

Whitecaps are back and after two MLS games can they get their first win in that competition? Let's find out on Soccer Talk.

Feb 28, 2020

The new MLS season is almost here and Vancouver Whitecaps FC are ready for kickoff to the 2020 campaign. Can they claim an opening day result versus Sporting Kansas City at BC Place?

Following on from this week’s Whitecaps season preview, Tyler and Simon set up what fans of the Blue and White can expect on Saturday night in a new episode of Soccer Talk. They discuss what ‘Caps head coach Marc Dos Santos will be aiming to do and what can be expected from a reinforced Sporting KC.

We also hear exclusively from new Whitecaps midfielder David Milinkovic, as Simon sits down with the Frenchman to discuss his move to MLS and his hopes for the season. We also hear from Dos Santos, who spoke to the media ahead of opening day.

The guys give their predictions for Saturday’s game and debate if a new arrival may coming soon from abroad.

 

Feb 26, 2020
The 2020 Major League Soccer season starts on Saturday, but can Vancouver Whitecaps FC make enough of a turnaround and reach the postseason after missing out the past two years?
 
Tyler and Simon return for a new episode of Soccer Talk, as they look ahead to the Blue and White's upcoming campaign. They assess Marc Dos Santos's retooled squad and predict how they will fare in a very competitive looking MLS Western Conference.
 
The guys also debate if Dos Santos's future at the club may come under scrutiny this season and which players will top the statistical charts.
 
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Feb 14, 2020

Vancouver Whitecaps FC added a centre back last weekend, but is Ranko Veselinovic what the Blue and White need in their backline, heading into the new season?

Soccer Talk returns for a new episode, as Tyler and Simon assess the 'Caps loan acquisition of the Serbian Under-21 international. Though considered a promising talent, it remains to be seen if Veselinovic will make Marc Dos Santos's side a stronger defensive unit.

With a little over two weeks until the 2020 MLS campaign begins, how will the Whitecaps line up versus the opposition? The boys take a further look at what fans should expect come February 29th at BC Place.

Tyler and Simon also assess what looks to be a challenging early season schedule for the 'Caps, while they recap the Canadian women's successful qualification to this summer's Tokyo Olympics. Can they make the podium for a third straight time?

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Feb 4, 2020

Several new faces have arrived in the past few weeks at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, but will the new additions improve the fortunes of Marc Dos Santos’s squad in 2020?

Tyler and Simon return for a new episode of Soccer Talk, as they assess the latest arrivals to join the Blue and White and if they will make a difference after a dismal 2019 campaign.

Professional soccer is returning to the Nation’s Capital after Ottawa was announced last week as the first expansion club to join the Canadian Premier League (CPL) for 2020. Tyler and Simon assess the impact that Spanish giants Atletico Madrid may have as owners of the new CPL club and if Ottawa will be given a spot in this year’s Canadian Championship.

The guys also reflect on record-setter Christine Sinclair, who became soccer’s all-time leading international goalscorer during Olympic qualifying with the Canadian women’s national team.

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Jan 17, 2020
A new year and a new beginning for Vancouver Whitecaps FC... It's time to look ahead and see how the Whitecaps can improve on a 2019 disaster on and off the field. 
 
In this edition of Soccer Talk, an extremely sick Tyler allows Simon to take the reign and answer the following questions: thoughts on the new Sporting Director and CEO, the latest player acquisitions and exits, and draft picks.
 
Simon will also weigh in on the fan relationship as it stands.
 
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Jul 26, 2019
These are dark days for Vancouver Whitecaps FC... the 'Caps lost in the Voyageurs Cup, losing to Cavalry FC of the Canadian Premier League. It put an exclamation point on the struggles the 'Caps have had all season long. 
 
In this edition of Soccer Talk, Tyler and Simon look at what has gone wrong for the blue and white this year, with fan discontent at an all-time high, has the time come for significant change at the club? If so, are their experienced people that can come in and put things back on track?
 
The guys also give their thoughts on Cavalry FC and their fine form this season, plus Simon chats one-on-one with Mason Trafford after their historic win.
 
The Saskatchewan Summer Soccer Series is also mentioned, as the prairie province eyes the possibility of having a team in the CPL in the near future.
 
Plus, we find out what's coming up in "what to watch".
 
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May 28, 2019
Vancouver Whitecaps FC completed a busy spell of action with a home win over FC Dallas after two productive games on the road.
 
Soccer Talk returns with a new episode, as Tyler and Simon look at the Blue and White’s fine recent run of form, with the latest display being a 2-1 victory over MLS Western Conference rivals Dallas at BC Place on Saturday.
 
The guys also give their thoughts on the opening weeks of the inaugural Canadian Premier League (CPL) season. Can anyone catch early frontrunners Cavalry FC?
 
Plus, Simon provides a list of summer international tournament action to look out for in the coming weeks, as well as his latest thoughts in ‘Simon Says’.
 
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Apr 19, 2019
Vancouver Whitecaps FC finally find the win column in Major League Soccer! Can they build on Wednesday's triumph over LAFC and claim a result at Orlando City this weekend?
 
After a brief hiatus, Soccer Talk returns to recap the Blue and White's 1-0 victory over the league's best side at BC Place. Tyler and Simon assess an impressive and encouraging midweek performance from Marc Dos Santos's side and look ahead to the club's tough Easter long weekend trip to Florida and a meeting with Orlando City.
 
We will also hear from Whitecaps U-23 side head coach Nick Dasovic, as the former Canadian international gave an exclusive interview to our colleague Amrit Parmar during the squad's recent trip to England.
 
Plus, Simon gives his latest thoughts in 'Simon Says' and what to look out for in the world of soccer over the coming week.
 
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Mar 3, 2019

Tyler and Simon break down Vancouver Whitecaps FC's 3 - 2 loss to Minnesota United FC in the Major League Soccer home opener for the 'Caps. 

Mar 1, 2019

The new Major League Soccer season is upon us, and for Vancouver Whitecaps FC fans, their first opportunity to see the new-look squad under head coach Marc Dos Santos is on Saturday. 

Ahead of the Blue and White’s season opener at BC Place, Tyler and Simon assess how the ‘Caps will fare by position and in the upcoming 2019 campaign. They also give their thoughts on this weekend’s opening game against Minnesota United.

The Canadian Premier League unveiled the full schedule for their inaugural 2019 campaign. The guys debate the CPL’s decision to play a two-season format - Spring and Fall - and if that will appeal to supporters.     

Plus, Simon tells us what to look out for in the world of soccer over the coming week.

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Feb 17, 2019

More new additions for Vancouver Whitecaps FC, along with a familiar face. The latest episode of Soccer Talk continues to discuss the changes from 'Caps head coach Marc Dos Santos, as the Major League Soccer season draws nearer.

Fredy Montero is a focus for Tyler and Simon, with the Colombian striker returning for a second stint with the Blue and White.

Plus, Simon remembers England goalkeeper Gordon Banks in 'Simon Says'.

All that and more on the February 17th version of Soccer Talk! More info about Soccer Talk on Facebook! And visit our friends at Find a Property and Tenth and Proper!

Feb 6, 2019

Some new players came in, some headed through the Vancouver Whitecaps FC exit door during the past week. The latest episode of Soccer Talk peruses over Marc Dos Santos’s most recent moves, as the Major League Soccer season draws nearer.

Which new addition stands out? Were the departures of De Jong and Juarez a surprise? And with eight roster spots to fill, what are the Whitecaps’ biggest needs, at this stage? Tyler and Simon take a closer look.

The Sebastian Giovinco era at Toronto FC is at an end following his move to Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal. What does the Italian’s departure mean for the Reds? We speak to Sportsnet’s chief soccer reporter John Molinaro about what TFC need to focus on for 2019.

Plus, Simon will tell us what to look out for in the coming weeks.

All that and more on the February 5th version of Soccer Talk! More info about Soccer Talk on Facebook! And visit our friends at Find a Property and Tenth and Proper!

Jan 30, 2019

Back from hibernation, hiatus, technical difficulties or otherwise, but Tyler and Simon discuss the start of the 2019 season for Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Canadian Premier League.

On this episode, Tyler and Simon look at Whitecaps FC... position by position at present, what are our expectations for the club in 2019 and the challenges the upcoming season will hold. Of course, the new kit was also a topic of conversation. 

What's the Canadian in the Canadian Premier League and how that is going to affect the future? Could growing pains hamper the CPL and what are Tyler and Simon looking forward to with the launch of the league?

Plus, Simon will take a look at what to watch in the coming week. 

All that and more on the January 29th version of Soccer Talk! More info about Soccer Talk on Facebook! And visit our friends at Find a Property and Tenth and Proper!

Jun 8, 2018

Back from hibernation, Tyler and Simon discuss the Canadian Premier League and the new team in Victoria, British Columbia. The owner of that franchise, former Canadian international Rob Friend also joins the program to talk CPL and the Urban Soccer Centre. 

On this episode, Tyler and Simon look at the CPL, what Simon thinks of the Victoria franchise. How does this help the development of Canadian soccer and what are the keys to success for the league.

We also have an exclusive interview with former Canadian international and the owner of the new Victoria CPL franchise Rob Friend. We talk about how he got involved. How the players will be found and also his other endeavour, the Urban Soccer Centre. 

All that and more on the June 7th version of Soccer Talk! More info about Soccer Talk on Facebook! And visit our friends at Find a PropertyTenth and Proper, and Caffe Mangia!

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Apr 20, 2017

Back from hibernation, Tyler and Simon discuss the Vancouver Whitecaps FC season to date and an exclusive interview with former Whitecaps captain and United States international Jay DeMerit. This April 19th edition of Soccer Talk is presented by Metrotown Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy, as the guys broadcast from the Barber and Co. studios.

On this episode, Tyler and Simon look at the Whitecaps start to the new campaign. Which players have impressed the guys and which players have disappointed so far? Have the club’s new additions made the expected impact so far?

We also have an exclusive interview with Jay DeMerit, who talks about the battle to win promotion to the English Premier League after leading Watford to England’s top flight during his playing days.

Simon gives his three things to watch out for over the coming weeks, while ‘Simon Says’ pays tribute to a Panamanian international who died tragically last weekend.

All that and more on the April 19th version of Soccer Talk! More info about Soccer Talk on Facebook! And visit our friends at Find a PropertyTenth and Proper, and Caffe Mangia!

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Feb 23, 2017

After an extended break, Tyler and Simon are back to talk about Vancouver Whitecaps FC and how they are shaping up for the 2017 season. This February 22nd edition of Soccer Talk is presented by Metrotown Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy, as the guys broadcast from the Barber and Co. studios.

On this episode, Tyler and Simon break down the Whitecaps squad that will raise the curtain on the club’s seventh season in Major League Soccer on March 5. Are there enough goals in this ‘Caps side to succeed? Is the midfield strong enough or in need of an upgrade? Can goalkeeper David Ousted and the backline put in performances reminiscent of 2015?

The guys also give their predictions on where the Whitecaps will finish up in MLS this term and how they will fare in this year’s Voyageurs Cup.

Simon gives his three things to watch out for in the CONCACAF region, while ‘Simon Says’ salutes an historic moment in the world of coaching in the Far East this week.

All that and more on the February 22nd version of Soccer Talk! More info about Soccer Talk on Facebook! And visit our friends at Find a PropertyTenth and Proper, and Caffe Mangia!

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Jan 12, 2017

In the first podcast of the New Year, Tyler and Simon take a close look at the 2017 MLS schedule for Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the league, plus debate the rumour of Whitecaps FC 2 potentially moving away from Vancouver after the upcoming USL campaign. This January 12th edition of Soccer Talk is presented by Metrotown Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy and KazLaw, as the guys broadcast from the Barber and Co. studios.

On this episode, Tyler and Simon discuss if Whitecaps fans should be concerned with the Blue and White’s lack of player acquisition activity to date and debate if the proposed Canadian Premier League will ever become a reality.

The guys also chat about FIFA’s plans to expand the World Cup to a 48-team competition, starting in 2026, and how that might benefit Canada’s hopes of reappearing at soccer’s showpiece event.    

Simon has his three things to watch out for, while ‘Simon Says’ pays tribute to former England manager Graham Taylor, who sadly passed away this week.

All that and more on the January 12th version of Soccer Talk!

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