Wherein Our Heroes review John Herdman’s first match in charge for Canada, dissect MLS Confidential (ESPN’s annual MLS player poll), and discuss UEFA’s new rules for European club competition. Also, Zlatan Ibrahimović lands in Los Angeles…are you ready?
Wherein Our Heroes weigh in on yet more controversy stemming from VAR in multiple MLS games this week. The provincial government in British Columbia declares it will not open the purse strings for the World Cup 2026 bid, pulling the plug on Vancouver as a potential host city. The CONCACAF Champions League grows evermore intriguing as MLS clubs evolve to compete with their Liga MX counterparts. Also, Montréal’s tactics allow them to see off Toronto in the 401 Derby.
Wherein Our Heroes celebrate another big name in Canadian soccer landing in Calgary, Steph Labbé. Jamie Carragher shamefully aims a gob at a man and his 14-year-old daughter, placing his reputation in tatters and future at Sky Sports in jeopardy. West Ham supporters “bubble over" and invade the pitch against Burnley, creating yet more dangerous scenes at the London Stadium. The great citizens of Atlanta continue to show up in droves at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and LAFC impress yet again – but can they last?
Wherein Our Heroes channel their deepest foresight to deliver their picks for the MLS Eastern and Western Conference champions. Toronto and Vancouver appear to be on the right track, with Montreal lacking depth after having been bitten hard by pre-season injuries. Atlanta and the Cascadia clubs look to impress once again. The Bachelor finale proves to actually be the most dramatic ever. Also, is Canadian soccer fandom too insular a community? Should fans of the sport get all evangelical up in here? Tune in to hear our thoughts.