Ben Righetti, co-host of the 90Plus Podcast, is joined by AFTN Canada’s Michael McColl to chat about a busy last week or so for the Whitecaps. First and foremost, the signings of Bruno Gaspar and Caio Alexander took centre stage. For listeners that don’t typically follow the Caps, it has been a quiet offseason, so two signings is always awesome. Ben and Michael also dive into comments made in the week by Marc Dos Santos and Axel Schuster, the difficulties of this preseason, and the importance of getting five players called up to the U23 Olympic Qualifying squad.
To wrap up the show, Ben welcomes on the new Assistant Coach for Vancouver, Houston Dynamo legend Ricardo Clark. Clark comments on what he hopes to achieve in this position, his one-on-one coaching style, why he believes Vancouver was a good fit, and more. The interview with Ricardo starts at 53:02.
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90Plus Podcast can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor FM, and anywhere else you find your podcasts. There is also the podcast’s Twitter and Instagram @90PlusPodcast, and the hosts’ Twitter profiles at @RighettiBen and @Sebastianp74. Check out the most recent 90Plus Podcast episode here.
Ben Righetti covers the Whitecaps for Last Word on Soccer, attending practices and games to bring readers the best and most in depth coverage of the team possible. The English native recently graduated from the Broadcast and Online Journalism program at BCIT, and hopes that the coverage he provides for Last Word, mixed with his CFL experience and TSN internship can make him a prominent figure in Vancouver’s sports media market.
Sebastian Pereira is a contributor for World Football Index, covering the Vancouver Whitecaps. Born in Colombia, Sebastian has always had a strong passion for the beautiful game, with his top football memories being his country’s deep run in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and watching Liverpool lift the Champions League in 2019. Sebastian is currently in his second year of studying journalism in Vancouver and aims to cover the sport at a top level.