BC Soccer News, Weekend, October 19-21, 2018

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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS

LAFC vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS

MLS MATCHDAY # 33

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018, 2:00 PM

BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM, LOS ANGELES, CA.

TV:  TSN 1 & 4   RADIO:  TSN RADIO 1040   ONLINE:  TSN DIRECT

LAFC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2018 MLS Match Preview - MLS
LAFC are looking to secure a Knockout Round bye, while Vancouver Whitecaps FC are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive when the Western Conference foes square off Sunday at Banc of California Stadium.

Teibert offers candid apology to 'Caps supporters after defeat to Sporting KC - Whitecaps FC
Russell Teibert did not mince his words following Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s disappointing 4-1 defeat to Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday night at BC Place.

Real Salt Lake 4, New England Revolution 1 | 2018 MLS Match Recap - MLS
https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/10/18/real-salt-lake-4-new-england-revolution-1-2018-mls-match-recap
Nick Besler, Sebastian Saucedo and Corey Baird all scored early, Nick Rimando saved yet another penalty kick before the break and Real Salt Lake gave a major boost to its Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoff hopes with a 4-1 win over the New England Revolution on Thursday night.

Shield, CCL, MLS playoff spots: What’s left to be decided in the regular season across the league - Dirty South Soccer
The MLS Cup Playoffs are fast approaching, but there is still much to be decided. After last night’s games, only 8 teams have qualified for the playoffs, and 7 teams are still in contention for the 4 remaining playoff spots. All 15 of these teams have two games remaining, rather neatly one home and one away each.

PLAYOFF PRIMER: How the West Could be Decided on Sunday in Frisco - FC Dallas
It's going to be a break-neck final two weekends atop the Western Conference. After Sporting KC rattled off four unanswered second-half goals to take a 4-1 win in Vancouver, the top three teams are separated by just a single point, while the fourth place team, Seattle, looks to pounce on any glimmer of opportunity.

Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC | 2018 MLS Match Preview - MLS
The latest chapter of the Canadian Classique heats up at Stade Saputo Sunday with the Montreal Impact desperate to beat Toronto FC to remain in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup playoff hunt.

Montreal Impact’s Ignacio Piatti loving life in MLS - Sportsnet
With acres of space in front of him, Ignacio Piatti had two choices. He could either dribble in alone and shoot, or lay it across for teammate Alejandro Silva.

Former Manchester United, Chelsea FC scout named Head of Scouting for FC Cincinnati - Cincinnati.com
Futbol Club Cincinnati's biggest and most immediate concern is Saturday's USL Cup quarterfinal match against Nashville SC, but the club is agile and always has an eye toward 2019.

Lamar Hunt’s legacy looms large over Garber’s HOF induction - NBC Sports
Back in 1999, NFL team owners Lamar Hunt and Robert Kraft approached Don Garber and asked if he might be interested in serving as commissioner of Major League Soccer.

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BC SOCCER NEWS

VISL Upcoming Matches – Week 6 - BC Soccer Web
Here is what is on tap for VISL top flight Division 1 soccer this weekend.

Overtime loss to Seattle Pacific spoils Seniors Night - SFU
Simon Fraser University women's soccer's torrid pace through the Great Northwest Athletic Conference schedule hit a speed bump on Thursday night as they fell to the Seattle Pacific Falcons, 3-2, in overtime on Terry Fox Field.

Pacific Football Club Set To Launch 20 For 2019 Soccer Workshop Series in Nanaimo - Pacific FC
Pacific FC (PFC) will join Nanaimo United FC, Saturday, Oct. 20 for an all-day soccer workshop, the first stop of the club’s 20 For 2019 series that will visit twenty Vancouver Island communities leading up to the club’s inaugural season.

T-Birds close out regular season with crucial Pacific Division tilts - UBC
The battle for top spot in the Pacific Division will be on full display at Thunderbird Stadium as two of the hottest teams in the Canada West meet for the last time in regular season action.

T-Birds hit the road to close out CW regular season - UBC
The No. 1 ranked UBC Thunderbirds men's soccer team looks to extend their season long unbeaten streak this weekend when they hit the road to visit the UBC Okanagan Heat followed by a stop at Thompson Rivers University to close out the Canada West regular season.

MSOC: Timberwolves at UFV Preview - UNBC
Set to play in his final career regular season Canada West games, Gordon Hall will need to be his usual self against a dangerous Cascades squad. A premier defender, the native of Chilliwack has earned back-to-back conference all-star nods, and is well respected for his positioning, anticipation, and decision making.

Chilliwack soccer stars help Coastal FC win national title - Chilliwack Progress
Two Chilliwack teenagers are national soccer champions.

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.

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CANADA SOCCER NEWS

Ticket packages for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 on sale - FIFA
Ticket packages for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 are now on sale to the public, via FIFA’s official website.

Woodbridge Strikers: 2018 Big Game Hunters - League1 Ontario
Woodbridge are very familiar with playoff finals. They reached the 2017 Championship Final, only to narrowly lose in a penalty shootout to Oakville.

Making the cut: List of trialists in Winnipeg to advance to Day 2 of the Open Trials - Canadian Premier League
Day 1 of the Canadian Premier League’s #GotGame Open Trials in Winnipeg has come to an end, with former Canadian international striker Alex Bunbury leading the tryouts at Investors Group Field while data analytics company Kinduct gathered crucial stats on each of the participants. Now, only 64 of the more than 220 trialists will be invited back for Day 2 in Winnipeg, to play in full-fielded 11-v-11 matches.

CBU soccer sniper Schaale named AUS male athlete of the week - Cape Breton Post
Peter Schaale of the Cape Breton Capers men’s soccer team was named the Atlantic University Sport male athlete of the week on Tuesday.

Deal between CanPL and U Sports is very close, but some fine print still left to be written - the11.ca
The nascent Canadian Premier League has laid the groundwork for a partnership with Canadian universities. But the fine print on the deal still needs some final signatures.

The Golden Generation of Canadian Soccer - The Link
Montreal’s Ballou Tabla Makes National Debut with Canadian National Soccer Team.

USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS

Didier Drogba targets USL trophy in final act of legendary playing career - We ain't got no history
The final act of Didier Drogba’s football (playing) career begins tonight in the Arizona desert as Phoenix Rising FC take on Portland Timbers 2 in the opening round of the 2018 United Soccer League (USL) Playoffs .

USL Cup Playoffs - Who to Root For - Attack-Minded - USL
The final section of our four-part series that looks at the teams in the postseason field ahead of the start of the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs this Friday night examines a group of sides that scored goals for fun during the regular season.

NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS

Police probe death of Marbella Ibarra, a women's soccer pioneer in Mexico, after her body is found wrapped in plastic - LA Times
The body of Marbella Ibarra, a tireless promoter of women’s soccer in Mexico, has been found wrapped in plastic in Rosarito, a beach resort south of Tijuana, according to multiple reports. Ibarra, 44, founded Mexico’s first women’s soccer team in Tijuana.

Mexico mourns loss of women’s football pioneer Marbella Ibarra - Inside World Football
Ibarra, 46, had been a player and had used her income from the beauty salon she ran to first fund an amateur women’s team.

Silvia Neid: Breaking the mould - Coaches' Voice
It would be a lie to say the battle is over. It never is. We are still working hard to make sure women’s football gets the attention it deserves. I’ve always been fighting for it. And I will continue do so. Because it’s my life.

FC Barcelona to NWSL? Not so fast - The Equalizer
Two years ago, FC Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu stated that club’s intent to start a team in the National Women’s Soccer League. The board of the Spanish super club had approved plans to move forward with exploring the idea, and the team could begin play as early as 2018 — at least, that was the message sent at the time.

France 2019 Women’s World Cup tickets go on-sale starting at €25 - Inside World Football
Tickets for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France go on sale this afternoon on FIFA’s website.

Lyon, Wolfsburg, Barcelona ahead, Slavia surprise - UEFA
Lyon, Wolfsburg, Barcelona, Chelsea, Paris and Bayern secured last 16 first-leg wins while Slavia surprised Rosengård.

A Sociological View on Selling Women’s Soccer: A Conversation with Dr. Rachel Allison - Backline Soccer
Let’s face it. Most of us, when you come right down to it, are not experts in gender studies or sports in any sort of academic sense. There are a surprising number of lawyers in the women’s soccer media ranks, a lot of former players, a few academics from other areas. But most of us come to the media from a place of passion to fill a gap we see. That’s where Dr. Rachel Allison enters the picture. Dr. Allison recently wrote a book called Kicking Center: Gender and the Selling of Women’s Professional Soccer that addresses a lot of issues that have faced women’s soccer.

WORLD SOCCER NEWS

European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues - London Free Press
Real Madrid and Barcelona hope the international break will help them turn things around in Spain.

Bundesliga Matchday 8 Preview - Prost Amerika
The international break did not provide a respite for those who follow the German National Team after losses to Netherlands and France. Let’s see if it does rejuvenate Bayern. Welcome to Matchday 8.

HENRY OPENS NEW MONACO ERA IN STRASBOURG - Ligue 1
Thierry Henry will take charge of AS Monaco for the first time on Saturday as the former Arsenal and Barcelona forward begins his coaching career in Strasbourg.

European Leagues urge UEFA to make Champions League fairer - Sportsnet
The European Leagues group has urged UEFA to allocate club competition entries and billions in Champions League prize money more fairly.

What makes a great football stadium? - The Guardian
What makes Anfield better than Wembley? Why did Juventus fans hate the Stadio delle Alpi? And why are West Ham fans unhappy? Architects and design experts offer some answers

Football power war all for nothing if A-League can't stop the rot - Sydney Morning Herald
Is it D-Day for the A-League? A new season launch is a time for bells, whistles, bread and circuses, and this year has already had a measure of each. The Usain Bolt show up on the Central Coast is the sport’s version of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Into (Or Out Of, Depending on the Offer). Here, the ultimate effect of which has been a public relations coup for both the Mariners and the A-League if not exactly a great advertisement for the credibility of the game in this country.

Jose Mourinho: Would sacking Man Utd manager be justified? - BBC Sport
The Premier League weekend before the international break was dominated by talk Jose Mourinho was about to lose his job as Manchester United manager.

2 Russian soccer internationals charged after brawls - London Free Press
Two Russian soccer internationals have been charged with battery and hooliganism after both were involved in two brawls in Moscow earlier this month.

‘It’s changed their lives’ – England amputee footballers target World Cup glory - The Guardian
Owen Coyle Jr and his team have high hopes for the tournament next week with the Manchester City player Rhyce Ramsden explaining how much the sport means for the players

Their Arsenal. Their Shares. For Now. - NY Times
When the billionaire Stan Kroenke moved to take full control of Arsenal in August, he was required to buy all outstanding shares in the club. For hundreds of fans who owned shares, the news that they would lose them changed a relationship irrevocably.

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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