BC Soccer News, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Russell Teibert wants Whitecaps to make sure they don’t have “any regrets or any excuses” as team fights for playoff lives - AFTN
“Brutally honest”. That’s how Russell Teibert feels the talk has to be after Vancouver Whitecaps’ loss to Seattle on Saturday left their playoff hopes hanging in the balance and the team with a lot of work to do if they are to be in the postseason for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

Regardless of its outcome, this season will leave scars on the Whitecaps - Edmonton Journal
The self-inflicted wounds are why the Whitecaps are on the verge of missing the playoffs, but it's having the ability to move on from them that still gives them a chance.

It's Mexico's best, Tigres vs. MLS champion Toronto FC for inaugural Campeones Cup - Toronto Sun
Though it comes at a poor time in some ways, Toronto FC is accentuating the positives of being involved in the inaugural battle for the Campeones Cup.

Tigres' Ricardo Ferretti: Toronto FC would be among Liga MX's best - ESPN
Tigres coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti was effusive in his praise of Wednesday's Campeones Cup opponent Toronto FC, suggesting the Canadian team would challenge for the Liga MX title if it played in Mexico's first division.

Toronto FC's Jonathan Osorio pays tribute to Clarkson Soccer Club - Mississauga News
Bramptonian says Clarkson taught him how to be a pro.

The MLS Cup playoff race picture in the East - Montreal Impact
Just as we suspected, the MLS Cup playoff race is very tight in the East, but for now, the Bleu-blanc-noir has its destiny in its own hands and will play the majority of its remaining games at Stade Saputo.

Real Salt Lake added a veteran in Onuoha, who wants to be a mentor for the team’s younger players - Salt Lake Tribune
One of the themes for Real Salt Lake’s 2018 season has been its youth. The majority of the roster is under 30 years old, several are still in their early 20s.

Coaches are dropping like flies in MLS - LA Times
It’s been another busy start to the week in MLS, with the San Jose Earthquakes announcing Monday that they had fired manager Mikael Stahre with six games left in the season. My first thought was “copycats!” The Galaxy did the same thing the Monday before.

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BC SOCCER NEWS

VISL’s past honoured as future kicks off - Times Colonist
Vancouver Island Soccer League executive director Vince Greco is at once filled with a sense of pride and nostalgia for the past, mixed with all the anticipatory feelings that go with looking ahead to the fresh and new.

FVSL Week 2 UPL Update (PDF File) - FVSL
The intensity ratcheted up straight away in Week 2 of the Umbro Premier League as we saw no fewer than four red cards on Friday night!

Sophomore Sensation: Glennon Grabs National Award - GNAC
Just one day after earning his first GNAC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award, Simon Fraser forward Connor Glennon has been named the United Soccer Coaches Divison II Men's Player of the Week.

CW three stars: Soccer standouts Houghton, Clarke honoured - Canada West
Calgary's Lauren Houghton and UBC's Caleb Clarke are the Canada West first stars for the period ending September 18 after helping their teams to a pair of victories over the weekend.

Cascades’ Jhaj named Canada West second star of the week - UFV
Gurmaan Jhaj’s scoring spree on behalf of the University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team has earned him an accolade from Canada West.

UNBC’s goal-scoring king is Canada West third star - My Prince George Now
UNBC’S Francesco Bartolillo was named today as the Canada West Third Star of the Week.

Top 10 B.C. boys AAA soccer rankings: Coquitlam’s defending champion Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils the team too beat - Varsity Letters
The defending champions will start in 2018 where they finished in 2017.

Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League season - Pacific FC
Join Vancouver Island's new CPL club! Become a Member of Pacific Football Club for first access seat selection and tickets.

PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions - BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.

Becoming a BC Soccer Referee - BCSA
Whether you are an experienced referee new to British Columbia or if you are new to the discipline of refereeing BC Soccer Assoc. has a clinic and a pathway for you. The minimum age to become a referee is 12 years old (small sided) and 14 years old (11-a-side). Please enjoy the short video showcasing some Referee programs that BC Soccer offers and continue below for more on how to become a referee in BC!

Free Physiotherapy Clinical Trial for Achilles Pain at UBC - UBC Centre for Hip Health & Mobility
Do you have Achilles pain? Interested in free Physiotherapy? If yes, join our clinical trial to look at the effectiveness of intramuscular stimulation (IMS), a form of acupuncture therapy, in treating Achilles tendon pain.

The BC Soccer Web Guide to Empire Field - BC Soccer Web
Empire Fields and Plateau Sports Park is the lofty and formal name given to Vancouver's newest addition to the soccer scene. Yet, anyone who's ever kicked or carried both kinds of footballs around these parts knows the place by heart.

Introducing BC Soccer Web Syndication - BC Soccer Web
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! - BC Soccer Web
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CANADA SOCCER NEWS

USports Top 10, September 18 - USports
TWU and Cape Breton top the Women's & Men's Soccer Top 10s in this week's national poll.

CCAA Men's Soccer rankings - CCAA
Douglas College tops the poll as Capilano and VIU challenge.

CCAA Women's Soccer Rankings - CCAA
Three BC teams make the grade in this week's poll.

CPL's Cavalry FC add two new faces to coaching staff - Edmonton Journal
It’s way too early to start speculating about who will or won’t be on the field when Cavalry FC kicks off the inaugural Canadian Premier League season next April.

Scott Arfield named to SPFL's Team of the Week - SPFL
Rangers were generally excellent in their 4-0 win over Dundee and key to their victory was the performance of Scott Arfield in the heart of midfield.

City's first soccer team to win an Ontario title honoured at council - Barrie Today
Under-15 girls soccer team won the Ontario Provincial Cup and will also be inducted into the city's sports hall of fame.

City unveils four options for future use of exhibition lands - Edmonton Journal
One option expands Borden Park by 30 hectares and would see a large-scale civic amenity like an Indigenous centre, tech hub, education facility, aquatic biosphere or soccer stadium in the southern corner.

Strait United wins gold medal; Northside Storm take home bronze medal - Cape Breton Post
A pair of local soccer teams were successful in capturing medals at Soccer Nova Scotia provincial championships recently.

USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS

USL’s Week Ahead – Teams in East, West Close on Playoff Berths - USL
More than half of field for 2018 USL Cup Playoffs could be set by end of week.

USL HONORS: Toronto FC II’s Endoh named player of week; Ex-Cosmos Calvillo, Ledesma on team of the week - Front Row Soccer
Toronto FC II midfielder Tsubasa Endoh has been voted the United Soccer League player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday.

NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS

Courage earns repeat NWSL final vs. Thorns - Portland Tribune
For the second year in a row — and the third time in six seasons — the Portland Thorns championship game opponent will be the National Women's Soccer League's regular-season champion.

McDonald and Mewis Goals Propel North Carolina Courage into Second Consecutive NWSL Final with 2-0 Win over Chicago Red Stars - NC Courage
The North Carolina Courage defeated the Chicago Red Stars 2-0 in the second 2018 NWSL Semifinal at Providence Park on Tuesday night.

Kerr's NWSL season ends with unfinished business as she declares: 'I'll be back' - FFA
Sam Kerr’s NWSL season has drawn to a close with a semi-final defeat to North Carolina Courage but the Westfield Matilda star insists, injury permitting, she will return to the Chicago Red Stars.

Yeovil Town Ladies: WSL club have left Somerset for 'untapped market' in Dorset - BBC Sport
Yeovil Town Ladies can embrace an "untapped market" for women's football by playing home games in Dorchester, says chairman Stephen Allinson.

WORLD SOCCER NEWS

UCL Weds: Real, Ronaldo debut apart; Man City, United, too - NBC Sports
The three-time reigning champions are back in the UEFA Champions League for Wednesday’s matches, as is their talisman.

Messi leads Barcelona in Champions League rout of PSV Eindhoven - The Star
If the World Cup had given the impression that Lionel Messi was slipping down soccer’s pecking order, the Argentine star made it clear he remains at the top of his game.

Liverpool shines in win on another magical European night at Anfield - Sportsnet
Liverpool FC’s rich continental tapestry has left Jurgen Klopp facing a difficult balancing act.

Mauricio Pochettino accuses reporters of disrespect after Inter’s late show - The Guardian
Mauricio Pochettino accused journalists of disrespecting his players after Tottenham opened their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Internazionale.

Young Boys vs Manchester United: Reds return to European action in Switzerland - Vavel
Manchester United face Young Boys in Switzerland hoping to claim three points having been given a tough UEFA Champions League group.

Tradition-rich Ajax can do something special again this season, which means it's already on the clock - Yahoo Sports
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Ajax has a pair of generational talents breaking through and causing a stir.

Rio to host Copa America final; Sao Paulo gets opener - London Free Press
South America’s soccer confederation Conmebol has announced that the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the Copa America final next July.

Juventus’ Douglas Costa banned 4 games for spitting incident - Sportsnet
Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been banned for four Serie A matches after a spitting incident on Sunday.

Serie B chaos as court orders league to review number of teams, three matches into season - Inside World Football
The chaotic start to Italian Serie B was thrown into further confusion following a court ruling that (disputedly) suspended the league until October 9.

VIDEO: ‘I can fix a top Algerian football match for $68,000’ - BBC
Whistle-blowers explain how bribery has impacted on all levels of football in Algeria.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online) - BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

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