This week we're joined by freelance journalist Cesar Hernandez for a discussion on the narratives that journalists weave into their work to hook their audience and it's role in soccer.
Earlier this week the Vancouver Whitecaps unveiled Marc dos Santos as their new head coach.
Dos Santos, who's the fourth person to coach the club since they joined MLS in 2011, will immediately start on his preparations for the 2019 season.
This week we discuss the Dos Santos appointment, and Rituro presents a special report in which he chats with Rob Friend, Josh Simpson, James Merriman and Victor Greco at the Pacific FC Got Game Tryouts.
It's been a week full of drama for the Vancouver Whitecaps.
After the big win over Portland on Sunday, things started to come apart at the seams during the end of the year press conference just a day later.
This week we talk about the Portland match, the press conference drama and ponder what will happen to the squad for next year.
This week on the show we're joined by the Vancouver Whitecap Russell Teibert to talk about his season and what's next for the Vancouver Whitecaps.
We also talk about the Whitecaps' final match of the year, which will be the very last in a Whitecaps kit for Alphonso Davies before he officially moves to Bayern Munich.
There's also plenty of other discussion including Kendall Waston wanting out of Vancouver, why Fredy Montero leaving wasn't a big deal and why Jorge figures he has what it takes to become the Whitecaps new manager.
With 7 players away on international duty it was always going to be difficult for the Whitecaps to beat Sporting KC. Still there was hope that the boys in blue could pull it off and keep their playoff drive going for another week.
However, an implosion late in the game cost the Whitecaps the match and most likely their last chance to make the playoffs this year.
The Whitecaps won their first match in the post Carl Robinson era, defeating TFC 2-1 at BMO Field last Saturday. More importantly the team showed a lot of fight, and the three points put them back in the hunt for a playoff spot.
As the search for Carl Robinson's replacement enters a second week Mark & Jorge discuss why the appointment of the Whitecaps next manager is such a big deal.
On Tuesday this week the Vancouver Whitecaps decided to part ways with head coach Carl Robinson and his entire coaching staff.
Robinson, who's been in charge since 2014, leaves the team with an interesting legacy. Robbo made them a legit MLS club, but too many times the team failed to seize the opportunity and take the step to the next level.
This week Mark & Jorge discuss Robinson's departure, look back at the past 5 years and ponder who might take over as the new head coach and manager.
The Vancouver Whitecaps' season was dealt a big blow, after losing 2-1 to the Seattle Sounders last weekend. Seattle also won the Cascadia Cup for 2019, and also opened up a gap with the Whitecaps in the playoff race.
In short, last weekend was not very bueno for Whitecaps fans.
This week we talk all about the Seattle match, the implications for the Caps' playoff drive, and look ahead to the big match against FC Dallas this weekend.
MLS is back this week after a short international break, and it signals the start of the final stretch run of the 2018 season.
It's also derby week here in Cascadia, and the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders will meet head on at BC Place this Saturday in one of the biggest games of the year.
This week we discuss the big match with friend of the show Spenser Davies, discuss a possible new head coach for El Tri and much more!