On this episode, Tyler and Simon discuss Whitecaps FC’s opening day defeat to Canadian rivals Montreal Impact at BC Place and if there is any need for concern, as Carl Robinson’s side head to the American Midwest to face Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. Tyler and Simon give their thoughts on Thursday’s news that ‘Caps midfielder Christian Bolanos will miss this weekend’s game through suspension.
Week One in MLS provided some high-scoring results and entertaining action. Tyler and Simon give their thoughts on which teams and players stood during First Kick Sunday.
There is Canadian national team news. Will BC Place be a sell-out for the men’s team’s big World Cup qualifier versus Mexico on March 25? Is a summer friendly against Azerbaijan in Austria a good tune-up match for Benito Floro’s side?
The women became Algarve Cup champions in Portugal this week. Will this translate into John Herdman’s side returning to the Olympic podium this summer?
We also hear from Metrotown Physio’s Marc Rizzardo, who discusses the issues of playing on turf following Didier Drogba’s no-show in Vancouver last weekend.
All that and more on the March 11th version of Soccer Talk!