Vancouver Whitecaps head coach, Vanni Sartini, joined Matt and Blake after a victory over a CPL team in Valour. Happy they did their job and have now qualified for the quarter final. They have stopped this bad tradition of losing to a lower level team. Was pleased with the first half but second half became sleepy. That’s why the chances dried up. A game of two faces. Likes that the last two games have been clean sheets. Talked about Teibert. The soul of the group. Thinks that he has been picked on by the fans too much. He leads the team on the pitch with his intensity. Talked about Chiellini. Has met him a lot of times but not recently. Everything is possible. Would absolutely love to have the captain of the Italian national team. Will say no for now as they don’t have the rights. If the rights holders don’t have good conversations then they will see what happens. Says it would be nice to have another Italian on the squad so it’s easy to communicate. Talked about Baldisimo. Says he had a very bad family situation but all the stress overwhelmed him on the pitch. Is proud of him. It wasn’t an injury, was related to his mental condition. Says the better the national team does in Canada, the better it is for everyone who works in soccer in Canada. They can feed each other with the excitement for soccer.
Scott Rintoul joined for his regular Thursday spot! Talked about the return of Boudreau and if and when it will happen. Says it’s not done until it’s done. Doesn’t think the Canucks should tank for an opportunity for Connor Bedard. Would love to see it here. Where the core players are at here, that would be a long shot to have them finish that low. Talked about Canada Soccer and the upcoming matches at BC Place.
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