BC Soccer News, Weekend, November 16-18, 2018

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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS

How Marc Dos Santos plans to remake the Vancouver Whitecaps - MLS
Marc Dos Santos has an ambitious plan for the Vancouver Whitecaps. This winter, the new ‘Caps head coach will have some room to bring it to life.

Another season in the books, Kyle Beckerman already looking ahead to 2019 - MLS
Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman felt the 2018 season turned out to be a few weeks too short. The good news is that he still had a few more weeks left in the tank.

MLS: Who was the best DP defender in 2018? - MLS Mutiplex
Best MLS DPs of 2018. Who was the best Designated Player in MLS is 2018? This installment examines the 2018 Designated Players and analyzes the defenders.

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BC SOCCER NEWS

Tony Waiters to be inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame - Whitecaps FC
The BC Sports Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday that former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian men’s national team manager Tony Waiters will be inducted in the class of 2019 as a coach/builder.

Baxter, Pringle named All-West Region First Team - SFU
Jenna-lee Baxter and Emma Pringle have been selected to the NCAA Division II D2CCA All-West Region Women's Soccer First Team.

Matteo Polisi named D2CCA West Region Player of the Year - SFU
After a Great Northwest Athletic Conference season that saw Simon Fraser win the league by 11 points, six Clan players have been selected for the 2018 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-West Region Team.

FVSL Premier League Week 10 review (PDF File) - FVSL
The latest from FVSL's Week 10 action.

VISL Division 1 Week 10 Matches - BC Soccer Web
Here is what is on tap for the upcoming weekend as VISL’s Division 1 has a full slate of games happening.

VMSL Week 10 Round-up: Top two stalemate leaves all to play for as VMSL Premier approaches midway mark (with video highlights) - AFTN
For the second straight week the top three teams in the VMSL Premier all dropped points this past weekend, allowing the chasing pack to narrow the gap and bunch up below them.

BC Soccer hosts its second Technical Director Diploma Course - BCSA
Registration is now open for the BC Soccer Technical Director Diploma held at the FORTIUS Sport & Health Complex in Burnaby February 22-23, 2019.

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

After knee surgery, veteran defender David Edgar savours his time with Canada - Richmond News
Having battled back from knee surgery, veteran defender David Edgar is savouring his time with the Canadian national team.

Brittany Timko: Women’s soccer is in such a good place - Sportsnet
For over a decade, Brittany Timko Baxter was a mainstay on the Canadian women’s team.

USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS

Haworth Leads Three Returnees for Fury FC - USL
Ottawa Fury FC announced on Thursday that its longest-serving player, Carl Haworth, would return to the club for the 2019 season. Joining the Canadian international in returning to the club will be midfielders Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé and Chris Mannella as the club continues to emphasize its Canadian identity, true to General Manager Julian de Guzman’s vision. The signings are pending league and federation approval.

NPSL to launch pro league in 2020, eleven founding clubs announced - SBI
The national amateur league will launch a pro league in the summer of 2019 with eleven founding members, all of which were members of its amateur circuit in the last year.

Soccer stadium could be reality by 2020 - Tacoma Weekly
Heidelberg/Davis Park, located along South 19th Street adjacent to the Metro Parks administration building, is home to baseball and softball fields used by local high schools and various recreational leagues. It is being considered as a site for future soccer stadium. The team known as Sounders FC2, or S2, is the minor league affiliate of the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer.

NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS

NWSLPA becomes legally recognized as union, opening doors to further improvements - The Equalizer
The National Women’s Soccer League Players Association has officially been recognized by the league as the exclusive bargaining representative of NWSL players, marking a significant step in players’ quests for increased professionalization.

Pacific aspirants chasing passage to France - FIFA
Oceania’s leading contenders have had to wait 18 months since global qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 began, but finally they will have their chance to earn a spot among the elite. With Africa kicking-off their final stage of qualifying on Saturday, Oceania's finale is the last to get underway.

Football Ferns ready for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup - Voxy
It has been a cathartic week for the Football Ferns and after some important team bonding and culture work, they are looking to deliver a dominant performance at the OFC Women’s Nations Cup in New Caledonia.

WORLD SOCCER NEWS

UEFA Nations League wrap: Batshuayi stays hot, Croatia keeps England alive - NBC Sports
Belgium and Croatia picked up big wins in UEFA Nations League play on Thursday, the most notable events from the day’s action.

UEFA Nations League: promoted, relegated, final four - UEFA
Who is up, who is down, who can reach the Finals: all the permutations for the last games.

EPL to introduce VAR next season - TSN
Video review is set to debut in the English Premier League next season.

Blundering refs force Premier League to push through VAR for next season - Inside World Football
Premier League clubs have finally decided to introduce video assistant referees from next season pending formal approval. In April, despite its use across Europe’s other major leagues, England’s elite voted against the system being implemented in this season’s domestic campaign.

Usain Bolt may give up on soccer dream despite 'a lot of offers' - SN
Usain Bolt may give up on his dream of becoming a professional soccer player despite having "a lot of offers."

Man Utd first quarter revenues dip but club still predicting record year end - Inside World Football
Manchester United have seen a dip in their first quarter revenue to 30 September 2018, in comparison to the previous year, though the club say they are still on track to achieve record revenues of £615-630 million by the year end.

Farewell to Wayne Rooney brought cheers and a hymn to the new age - The Guardian
It was a slightly odd occasion and Rooney’s reappearance in an England shirt provided a reminder how much football has changed.

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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