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FTBL: Episodes 47 & 48 Match Recaps & Previews!

With three matches played in eight days, a looming derby match, homegrown signings and the ongoing USL PRO situation means it's been a busy, busy week for the FTBL crew!

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It's been a busy, busy week for the Vancouver Whitecaps and their fans, so with three matches played in eight days, the MLS roster freeze, homegrown signings and a Cascadia Cup match around the corner meant that there was way too much material to cover in just a single episode.

Episode 47:

With Jorge unavailable for selection this week Mark is joined by Rituro to discuss all the latest Whitecaps news including the signings of Marco Bustos and Kianz Froese, USL PRO and recap the FC Dallas and San Jose Earthquake matches.  Part 2 includes the usual trip around MLS and Europe for the latest footy news.


A special thank-you to Clay Imoo for letting us include his latest song with Marie Hui called "Whitecaps Break Free" (featuring cameos by Omar Salgado and Kekuta Manneh) in our podcast.  Thanks guys!

Episode 48:

Satuday's match against the Portland Timbers will  be one of, if not the biggest match of the season ripe with juicy story lines for the playoff race and the Cascadia Cup.  In Part 1 Mark is joined by Michael Orr from the Soccer Made in PDX podcast to review the Timbers' season.  In the second half of the show Mark and Rituro take an in-depth look at Saturday's must win game.

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