A Soccer Podcast

We are a soccer podcast produced weekly from beautiful Vancouver, BC. Hosted by Mark Dailey and Jorge Mendoza, we talk all things Whitecaps, MLS, leagues around the world and international football. Why do we do this? Because we love the Beautiful Game!


From The Backline is proud to be the official podcast of Eighty Six Forever. Eighty Six Forever is part of SB Nation and provides Vancouver Whitecaps fans with some of the best coverage about the team, including news, updates and editorial pieces. If you are a Whitecaps fan, you must check out Eighty Six Forever.

Our Hosts

Jorge Mendoza

Jorge was born and grew up in Mexico so he has followed, consumed and lived soccer for three decades. He started playing at age 7 and, after a less than stellar number of goals scored as a forward, he found his true calling and settled into his position on the pitch as a central back where he has played for 18 years. Jorge follows football all around the world but has a particular passion for Club America of the Mexican League, Real Madrid in Europe and of course, the Vancouver Whitecaps. When Jorge is not at BC Place supporting the Whitecaps, playing soccer or podcasting for From the Backline, you can probably find him at the movie theatre with his incredibly patient and supporting wife Jessica. He also enjoys long walks on the beach, TV, ice cream and cookies.

You can follow Jorge on Twitter



Mark Dailey

Mark started playing soccer at a young age and has spent the majority of his playing career playing at his favored right back position.  Mark's love for the Beautiful Game grew during the years he lived in Europe and was regularly able to attend matches in Holland and England.  In addition to supporting Whitecaps FC, Mark is a big fan of FC Twente and the Nederlandse Elftal.  When not watching soccer or podcasting Mark writes for the Whitecaps fanblog 86Forever and can be found cycling or spending time with his wife and kids.

You can follow Mark on Twitter

Name origin

We decided to name our podcast "From the Backline"  because both of us are defenders on the pitch. More importantly, an old football adage says that the best view of the pitch is from the backline. 

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