90Plus Podcast: Episode 44 – Opening Day Victory Leaves Questions

Ben Righetti, co-host of the 90Plus Podcast, is joined by Gemma Karskens-Smith of The Canadian Press to recap Vancouver’s opening day 1-0 victory over Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers. They discuss the weakened Whitecaps starting 11, how a rag-tag defence shut out a potent Portland offence, and talk about some of the differences we could see this weekend vs Toronto FC. The two also dove into depth about the battle for the left back spot, Russell Teibert’s transition to left midfield, and how much to really take away from this win.

Then at 33:06, Michael Singh from Waking The Red joins Ben to preview the Toronto match, look at an injury update for the Reds, as well as area’s of concern.

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About 90Plus:

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.

About us:

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.