90Plus Podcast – MLS is back, but Kneeling for National Anthems isn’t

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CARSON, CA - MARCH 7: Tosaint Ricketts #87 of Vancouver Whitecaps celebrating his goal during the Los Angeles Galaxy's MLS match against Vancouver Whitecaps at the Dignity Health Sports Park on March 7, 2020 in Carson, California. Vancouver Whitecaps won the match 1-0 (Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty Images)

PODCAST – Welcome Vancouver Whitecaps FC fans! Or really any fans with some time to kill during the suspended MLS season. Fortunately, MLS is back next month. National Anthems however are still complicated.

90Plus Podcast – MLS is back, but National Anthem Kneeling is not

This is the 90Plus Podcast, where Ben Righetti and Sebastian Pereira talk and cover everything Whitecaps related. A podcast bringing listeners news, game recaps, analysis, and more surrounding Vancouver.


In this week’s podcast, the guys talk about the MLS is Back tournament based out of Orlando, along with the state’s COVID-19 case count. They also dive into what the Vancouver Whitecaps need to do to be successful in Orlando, and the impact that the Black Lives Matter campaign has had/will have on the MLS.

Be sure to follow the podcast on twitter at @90PlusPodcast, as well as the hosts Ben Righetti @righettiben and Sebastian Pereira @SebastianP74. Find us on SoundCloud and Spotify.

About us:

Ben Righetti covers the Whitecaps for Last Word on Soccer, attending practices and games to bring readers the best and most in depth coverage of the team possible. Born in England, Ben was thrown into the life of wearing the blue and white of Chelsea, before moving to Vancouver.

Since then, the Whitecaps have been Ben’s go to for a dose of soccer. The east Londoner is in his second year of his Broadcast and Online Journalism program at BCIT, and hopes that the coverage he provides for Last Word, mixed with his CFL experience and TSN internship can make him a prominent figure in Vancouver’s sports media market.

Sebastian Pereira is a contributor for World Football Index, covering the Vancouver Whitecaps. Born in Colombia, Sebastian has always had a strong passion for the beautiful game, with his top football memories being his country’s deep run in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and watching Liverpool lift the Champions League in 2019. Sebastian is currently in his first year of studying journalism in Vancouver and aims to cover the sport at a top level.

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