The Third Sub

The Third Sub

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A podcast covering all things Vancouver Whitecaps, Canadian Soccer and more. Hosted by Samuel Rowan of 86Forever and Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic of btsvancity, they look to take a look at the ins and outs of the beautiful game in Vancouver and the rest of Canada.


49: Wrapping up the 2020 CPL season and looking ahead to 2021 (Ft: AFCCurtis)
Sep 28 • 100 min
Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In their 49th episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by AFCCurtis, Canadian Premier League YouTuber extraordinaire, as they take the time to dive into an in-depth chat about the CPL.…
48: Previewing the ‘Caps quest to try and chop up Timbers
Sep 25 • 61 min
Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 48th episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat about the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps clash with the Portland Timbers. First, they look at what to expect from the…
47: ‘Caps take 6-0 beating at ‘Banc of Nightmares’ from LAFC
Sep 24 • 55 min
Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time for a special emergency podcast, as they both elected to jump on the microphone right after a devastating 6-0 Vancouver Whitecaps loss to LAFC on…
46: Streaking ‘Caps on a roll after win over RSL
Sep 21 • 60 min
Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In the 46th episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk about yet another Vancouver Whitecaps victory, which came over Real Salt Lake this past weekend. For the first time in over 16…
45: Breaking down Caps vs Impact part 3, previewing RSL
Sep 18 • 70 min
Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat some Vancouver Whitecaps, after the ‘Caps did well to beat the Montreal Impact at BC Place on Wednesday. To start things off, they…
44: Previewing the CPL’s Island Games final
Sep 18 • 57 min
Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In episode 44 of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk all things Canadian Premier League ahead of the final of the ‘Island Games’ this weekend. First, they dive into both…
43: ‘Caps fall to Impact in fiery clash, CPL nears the end of 2020 season
Sep 15 • 93 min
Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In their 43rd episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat some Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Premier League action. To start things off, they dive into the most recent Whitecaps match,…
42: Previewing Vancouver vs Montreal x2, the Thierry Henry project and CPL talk (Ft. Tristan D’Amours)
Sep 11 • 88 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 42nd episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by Tristan D’Amours of ProSoccerUSA, as they chat some Montreal Impact, Canadian Premier League, Canadian rivalries and…
41: The ‘Caps bust slump and CPL wraps up Round 1 of Island Games
Sep 9 • 71 min
Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In their 41st episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat some Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Premier League action. To start things off, they go back and analyze the Whitecaps win from…
40: Previewing ‘Caps vs TFC, part 3 (Ft. Michael Singh)
Sep 3 • 49 min
Welcome back to episode 40 of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by Michael Singh of Waking the Red, the SBNation blog covering all things Toronto FC, Canadian Premier League and Canadian National…
39: Sports strike a huge for BLM, ‘Caps lose again, CPL rolls on and Kadeisha Buchanan’s big triumph
Aug 31 • 70 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this 39th episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk about a myriad of subjects after a busy weekend of action in the sporting world. First, they take some time to talk about…
38: Week 2 of the CPL and Alphonso Davies’s UCL triumph
Aug 25 • 49 min
In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat about some Canadian Premier League and some Alphonso Davies talk. To start things off, they dive into the week that was at the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’, which wrapped up 2…
37: Deja Vu for ‘Caps in loss to TFC
Aug 24 • 58 min
Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk all things Vancouver Whitecaps, after the ‘Caps suffered another tough loss this past Friday against Toronto FC. For the second…
36: ‘Caps Eastern trip off to rough start with 3-0 loss to TFC
Aug 19 • 47 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk all things Vancouver Whitecaps, fresh off of a tough ‘Caps loss to Toronto FC to kick off MLS’s Phase 1 return. They look at what…
35: Reviewing the CPL’s opening day weekend and previewing Whitecaps vs TFC
Aug 17 • 74 min
Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk about some Canadian Premier League, Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS, and global football! To start things off, they take a look back at…
34: An in-depth CPL ‘Island Games’ Preview (2/2)
Aug 12 • 75 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub podcast! In this special dual-episode, numbers 33 and 34, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to dive into some Canadian Premier League talk. Ahead of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, they take an…
33: An in-depth CPL ‘Island Games’ Preview (1/2)
Aug 12 • 72 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub podcast! In this special dual-episode, numbers 33 and 34, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to dive into some Canadian Premier League talk. Ahead of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, they take an…
32: In Beom Gone, MLS/CPL schedule woes, and Jonathan David’s transfer
Aug 11 • 80 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub podcast! In their 32nd episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, Canadian Premier League and CanMNT, in what ended up being a jam-packed episode. First, they…
31: Debating a best CanMNT lineup (Ft. Peter Galindo)
Aug 5 • 66 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 31st episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined once again by Peter Galindo of Sportsnet, in the second part of their chat covering all things CanMNT. After…
30: CanMNT’s road to Qatar and Canadians Abroad (FT. Peter Galindo)
Aug 4 • 41 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 30th episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by Peter Galindo of Sportsnet, who comes on the show to talk all things Canada Men’s National Team, along with a bit of…
29: The return of the CPL (FT: Terran Campbell)
Jul 30 • 82 min
Welcome back to the 29th episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to do a special all-Canadian Premier League-themed episode. With the league’s recently announced return-to-play plan, the ‘Island Games’, which will…
28: Spot kick woes spoil otherwise solid ‘Caps performance vs SKC
Jul 28 • 55 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In their 28th episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back, this time to chat some more Vancouver Whitecaps, after the ‘Caps concluded their MLS is Back tournament this past weekend, in what was a…
27: Preparing for ‘Caps vs SKC, Round 2, MiB edition (FT: Cody Bradley)
Jul 25 • 50 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In their 27th episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time joined by Cody Bradley of the Blue Testament, a website covering all things Sporting Kansas City, to help preview the Vancouver Whitecaps clash…
26: Delay causes surprise ‘Caps Storm Surge’ at MLS is Back
Jul 23 • 52 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to talk about the Vancouver Whitecaps surprise victory over the Chicago Fire on Thursday. Shortly after the match, they hopped on the microphones to…
25: The ‘Caps plug one leak, open another vs Sounders
Jul 21 • 112 min
In their 25th episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back, this time to chat the latest Vancouver Whitecaps loss to the Seattle Sounders this past Sunday at MLS is Back. To kick things off, they chat what went wrong against the Sounders, who executed…
24: Aftershocks doom ‘Caps at MiB
Jul 17 • 74 min
In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk all-things Vancouver Whitecaps. And for the first time in 4 months, they actually have a game to talk about, as the Whitecaps took on the San Jose Earthquakes to open their MLS is Back…
23: Whitecaps MLS is Back Group B Preview (Ft. Alicia Rodriguez, Jeremiah Oshan and Sons of a Pitch Podcast)
Jul 14 • 112 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this 23rd episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time joined by a full complement of guests, who join the show to help them preview the Vancouver Whitecaps 3 opponents throughout Group B at MLS is…
22: Previewing the Whitecaps ahead of MLS is Back
Jul 10 • 106 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this 22nd episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to discuss the Vancouver Whitecaps ahead of their debut in the MLS is Back tournament! From the squad, which was released this past week,…
21: Bubble Woes (FT: J.J. Adams)
Jul 3 • 71 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! For this 21st episode, Alex and Sam are joined by J.J. Adams of Postmedia, who stopped by the podcast to chat some Whitecaps and MLS. To kick things off, they take a look at the latest Whitecaps news…
20: Growing the Game (ft. Ben Steiner)
Jun 26 • 90 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this special episode, number 20, Alex and Sam are joined by BTS’s own Ben Steiner, who is also the founder of 49Sport (https://49-sport.com/), a website covering all things USports in Canada, to chat…
19: Mutually Parted Ways (FT. Harjeet Johal)
Jun 19 • 94 min
Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this special episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time joined by Harjeet Johal, A.K.A Har Journalist, a local Vancouver journalist who covers the Whitecaps, the Canada Women’s national team and more,…
18: Disney Dreaming
Jun 12 • 81 min
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to discuss the return of MLS! With the news that the North American soccer circuit is planning to return next month in Orlando, they take a look at the…
17: MLS is back, CPL almost there and supporting Black Lives Matter
Jun 5 • 98 min
Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk about some loaded subjects in both the North American and European soccer scene. First, they take a look at MLS’s return to play…
16: The framework for a return of soccer in NA
May 28 • 84 min
Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to discuss the American and Canadian soccer scene as a whole, as various leagues within the two countries prepare for a return. They start with a look at…
15: Sampling the Bundesliga
May 20 • 113 min
In this episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back, this time to discuss German Soccer! With the Bundesliga’s return, they dive into the first weekend back, and their impressions on how things went. They then shift talk over to Korea, where the…
14: Soccer is back!
May 14 • 90 min
In this episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back, this time to actually discuss live soccer! Thanks to the return of the KLeague in Korea, live soccer is back, with the Bundesliga set to join them this weekend. As a result, they both dive into a…
13: Catching up with David Milinkovic
May 7 • 66 min
In this episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back once again, this time to chat about the Vancouver Whitecaps. From the recent initiatives that the club has been engaged in to help out around the city, to other news and nostalgic memories about the…
12: Inching towards soccer’s return
May 4 • 62 min
In this 12th episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back, this time to take a look at the latest news in the global soccer world. They look at how MLS is slowly setting the stage for a return to play in North America, as leagues such as the South…
11: Complicated days in North American soccer
Apr 23 • 98 min
In this episode, Alex and Sam look at the current situation in North America’s soccer landscape, as things start to heat up on both sides of the border. Up in Canada, the players have unionized, giving them a much-needed voice, while down in the US,…
10: Anthony Blondell, CPL Players Union and more
Apr 15 • 93 min
Alex and Sam are back with another episode of the Third Sub! In this one, things take a more serious turn, as they dive into the Anthony Blondell situation that has recently come to light, before taking a pivot over to the 2008 Whitecaps Women’s Scandal…
9: Max Crepeau and Russell Teibert’s zoom availability
Apr 12 • 63 min
Alex and Sam are back with a bonus episode of the Third Sub! In this special episode, they break down the recent Whitecaps zoom call availability, in which they had the chance to ask questions to midfielder Russell Teibert and goalkeeper Max Crepeau,…
8: The Third Sub Mount Rushmore
Apr 8 • 122 min
Alex and Sam are back with their latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, they break down the latest news surrounding COVID-19 and football, take a look at what the Whitecaps are up to during this break, and then take a blast back to the past, where…
7.2: What’s new with the Whitecaps (ft. Keveren Guillou)
Mar 31 • 71 min
Alex and Sam are once again joined by Keveren Guillou in the 2nd part of Episode 7, as they dive into some of the audio from Dr. Jim Bovard and Mark Pannes’ press conference from last week. They chat about what COVID-19 could do for the short and long…
7.1: Diving into the unknown with Keveren Guillou
Mar 29 • 52 min
In part 1 of Episode 7, Alex and Sam are joined by Keveren, the head photographer of Between The Sticks. They chat about what it’s like to be a photographer when games aren’t on, and then talk about a game he would have been at before COVID-19 struck all…
6: Sportswriting without Sports
Mar 21 • 70 min
Alex and Sam are back for their latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, they share their experience so far as sportswriters without sports, before diving into a couple of other topics, including the long term problem facing MLS, Alex’s Football…
5: California Dreaming
Mar 11 • 101 min
Alex and Sam are back for the 5th episode of the Third Sub, where they get to talk about a Whitecaps victory! After the Whitecaps lost their opening day bout with Sporting Kansas City, they flew down to LA to take on the Galaxy, winning by a score of 1-0.…
4: Whitecaps lose game 1, but it’s still early
Mar 4 • 99 min
In their 4th episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back to pick over the bones of a tough opening day Whitecaps loss to Sporting Kansas City. The result sucks, but it is early, so they also look ahead to why things could change in a matter of weeks,…
3: Let the games begin
Feb 26 • 85 min
Back with their 3rd episode, Sam and Alex look back at Vancouver’s last week of preseason, before looking ahead to their first game of the MLS season. They also round things off with a look at some CPL and Canadian Soccer news.
2: The Whitecaps preseason so far yielding results
Feb 21 • 80 min
Alex and Sam are back with the second episode of the Third Sub, as they break down the happenings of the Vancouver Whitecaps, before looking at the recent CanMNT and CPL news. They then wrap things up with a way too early look at their Whitecaps awards.
1: Kicking things off on the right foot
Feb 13 • 80 min
Welcome to the 1st episode of the Third Sub, a podcast covering all things Vancouver Whitecaps, Canadian Soccer and more. With your hosts, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan, you’ll get to hear the ins and outs of the Vancouver and Canadian soccer…