Radio Cascadia Episode 147: A tough week on the road as the Timbers prepare for 2018 home opener

MLSGB has joined up with the Radio Cascadia podcast for the 2018 season, giving our readers the chance to catch up on all the latest news from the Pacific Northwest, where MLS clubs Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps look to continue to dominate the Western Conference. 

Radio Cascadia is a weekly podcast and is an authoritative steward of the Cascadian perspective, representing the most passionate, unified and unique fan bases in the country. Their passion is well justified, not only by the clubs’ nearly fifty years of shared history but also thanks to rampant success in the MLS era.

The crew shakes off a rough weekend of road results and look forward to the region’s last home opener of 2018 in Ep.147. 

The Whitecaps’ coverage this week focuses assessing individual performances in the loss at Real Salt Lake. Despite the setback, there’s optimism about Friday’s big home match with LAFC. The Whitecaps have the chance to make things right on both sides of the ball in their first outing against the new expansion side, will they get it done?

Ari Liljenwall of updates us on the injury situation in Seattle and projects a lineup for Sounders’ match at Sporting KC on Sunday. It’s a really difficult test for a squad that’s in a tough spot to begin with — does Ari think Seattle will grab a first positive league result of the year?

Ed Pham and Tenzin Choephel dissect Portland’s demoralizing 3-2 loss in Orlando, with frustration about officiating, substitutions and missed chances all coming to the surface. We try to set the disappointment aside quickly just as the Timbers will have to on account of Saturday’s home opener against Minnesota United — what does Portland look like at home under Giovanni Savarese, and can he pick up his first MLS victory as manager?


00:00 – Whitecaps fall flat at RSL; LAFC match represents big opportunity on both ends of the field

16:00 – Ari Liljenwall: Is a first positive league result of 2018 possible for Sounders in Kansas City?

38:15 – “Holy Toledo!” and other observations from Portland’s trip to Orlando; Home opener preview


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