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FTBL Ep. 71 First Kick Recap with Simon Fudge

The Whitecaps fell against their Canadian rivals Toronto FC so Jorge and Mark and are joined by Simon Fudge to dissect the first game of the MLS season, preview the game in Chicago and chat about important issues in Canadian football.

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The long winter of our discontent (with the MLS offseason) finally came to a close when the Vancouver Whitecaps played host to the new and improved TFC at BC Place this past weekend.

To look back at the disappointing 2-1 loss at the hands of the Reds Jorge and Mark are joined by Simon Fudge.

In Parts 1 & 2, Simon, who writes for and co-hosts Soccer Talk on CISL650AM along with Tyler Green, lends us his expertise to break down the home opener and look ahead to the away match at Chicago Fire this weekend.

In Part 3 Simon tells us about his career as a soccer journalist, which included stints with the Vancouver Whitecaps and Sky Sports in the UK.  The end of the segment features a lively discussion on the current state and future of the Canadian Men's National Team.


Part 1: 0 '- 33' / Part 2: 33' - 43' / Part 3: 43' - 1h22'


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