BC Soccer News, Wednesday - Thursday, November 21 - 22, 2018

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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS

Whitecaps Post-Season Dissection V: Players - Eighty-Six Forever
We conclude our year-end roundup by asking our writers about the various player decisions that need to occur in the offseason.

Which MLS Cup semifinalist city has the longest title drought? - MLS
There will be an MLS Cup-winning celebration on December 8 in New York, Atlanta, Portland or Kansas City. But, one of those four cities is much longer overdue for a parade than the others.

Colombian club wants TFC’s Jonathan Osorio on loan in 2019 - Sportsnet
Jonathan Osorio’s career season with Toronto FC in 2018 didn’t go unnoticed in South America.

Johnny Russell set for Sporting KC return after helping Scotland earn UEFA Nations League promotion - Sporting KC
Forward Johnny Russell is set for a return to Sporting Kansas City after helping the Scotland Men’s National Team earn promotion to League B of the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League.

Rios Unveiled as First Signing by Nashville MLS - USL
2018 USL All-League selection Daniel Rios was unveiled on Tuesday as the first signing by Nashville MLS, with the Mexican forward to be loaned to the USL Championship’s Nashville SC for the 2019 season, pending league and federation approval.

CONCACAF Champions League Draw to take place December 3 - Dirty South Soccer
While it will be a quiet offseason for most MLS teams, that won’t be the case for Atlanta United. Not only will the club be introducing a new coach, but it will prepare for its first crack in a competition where only a handful of teams in the league have tasted success. In February, the Five Stripes will set out in the CONCACAF Champions League, having qualified by virtue of having the most regular season points of any U.S.-based MLS team over the past two seasons.

Columbus Crew SC deliver Thanksgiving meals to local families - Fox 28
The Columbus Crew are giving back for the holidays.

How the National Soccer Hall of Fame found a new home - MLS
After a hiatus of nearly eight years, the National Soccer Hall of Fame reopened in November, finding an innovative new home at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX.

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BC SOCCER NEWS

At the crossroads of football & hoops, Terry Fox lifer John Murphy leads Ravens’ nation on a soccer renaissance - Varsity Letters
Ask any true B.C. high school/university sports fan when his or her best few weeks of the year are, and it’s likely they will choose these final two weeks of November heading into December.

Kalamalka Lakers of Coldstream win first-ever B.C. high school tourney soccer game - Vernon Morning Star
Okanagan runners-up stun Port Coquitlam school to wrap up preliminary round in Burnaby.

Cowichan LMG goes back in time to beat Fernwood Town - Cowichan Valley Citizen
Sunday’s Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 match at Victoria’s Blanshard Field was a blast from the past for Cowichan LMG in more ways than one.

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

Canadian women seek 3rd straight win at FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup - Sportsnet
Canada looks for its third straight win at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay on Wednesday when it faces Spain in its final pool game.

Novak And Kovacevic Win 2018 League1 Golden Boot Awards - League1 Ontario
In the first of the series of daily announcements presenting the 2018 League1 Ontario Award winners, check out the 2018 Men's and Women's Golden Boot winners!

Alberta South Academy boys thrived at HPP Combine in Vancouver - Alberta Soccer
The Whitecaps Alberta Academy Centre squad was welcomed back to the Province after a successful week at the Whitecaps HPP Combine in Vancouver.The Whitecaps Alberta Academy Centre squad was welcomed back to the Province after a successful week at the Whitecaps HPP Combine in Vancouver.

Cavalry FC releases membership ticket pricing and stadium layout - TSP
Cavalry FC has announced its season ticket levels and pricing and presented the design of its 5,000+ seat stadium for next year’s inaugural Canadian Premier League season. The news was shared with the club’s founding members via email Friday.

USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS

Real Monarchs SLC Roster Stands at 10 Ahead of 2019 Season - RSL
Real Monarchs SLC announced today an update to its roster as preparations for the 2019 United Soccer League season commence.

Legion FC Brings Aboard Holland For Inaugural Season - USL
Birmingham Legion FC announced on Tuesday the signing of midfielder Joseph Holland, pending league and federation approval. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder joins the club following a season with the USL Championship’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, where he featured 15 times in the 2018 season and helped the team reach the USL Cup Playoffs.

NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS

Japan and Mexico into quarter-finals, Uruguay and Finland bow out with draw - FIFA
Japan and Mexico both sealed tickets to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 quarter-finals after drawing their final Group B fixture.

World Roundup: Lyon-PSG draw keeps holders out front - The Equalizer
Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon traded early goals on their way to a 1-1 stalemate in the first of two matches between the rivals.

Registration open for the 2019 NWSL College Draft - NWSL
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will open registration for the 2019 NWSL College Draft on Monday, Nov. 19. The 2019 College Draft will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at 12 p.m. ET at the United Soccer Coaches Convention at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Sunshine Fontes, Hawaii's pioneer on the global stage - FIFA
USA forward Sunshine Fontes will tell you that having to sing a Bruno Mars song in front of her Ukelele class is scarier than playing at her first World Cup.

The Italian Job: Alex Morgan’s most important goal rescued the USWNT from infamy in 2010 - The Equalizer
Alex Morgan’s first goal of major importance for the United States women’s national team was born of one of the lowest moments in the history of the women’s team. It was November 20, 2010, in Padua, Italy, and the U.S. was locked in a tense, 0-0 match against Italy.

Iran opens door to women at football but will anything really change? - The Guardian
A small number of women watched an Iran friendly and a cup final but the head of the judiciary has said it is sinful for them to see ‘half-naked men’ play.

WORLD SOCCER NEWS

UEFA Nations League a hit as positivity replaces skepticism - Sportsnet
Across the continent, skepticism seems to have been replaced by positivity as European soccer’s latest innovation replaced many unpopular friendly games in a busy calendar.

How the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League will line up - UEFA
The four leagues for the 2020/21 League Phase have been confirmed after promotion and relegation were settled.

Italy uses late game-winner to defeat USMNT - SBI
Just as the U.S. Men’s National Team thought it was leaving Genk, Belgium with a scoreless tie with Italy, the Azzurri struck for a stoppage-time game-winner.

Report: USMNT turned down Lopetegui meeting request - NBC Sports
The United States men’s national team has been missing a full-time head coach for a long time, and is set to appoint a boss — probably Gregg Berhalter — within the next week or two.

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane leave Republic of Ireland roles - BBC Sport
Manager Martin O'Neill and his assistant Roy Keane have parted company with the Republic of Ireland.

Qatar 2022: £40 a week to build the World Cup stadiums - The Guardian
Workers from some of the world’s poorest countries are being paid a pittance to deliver the football dream of the world’s wealthiest per capita state.

EURO 2020 qualifying draw pots confirmed - UEFA
The pots have been confirmed for the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying draw, which takes place on Sunday 2 December.

The Knowledge: Football stadiums and their views of famous landmarks - The Guardian
“As I looked at the Canton Tower while sat in the North End of Guangzhou Evergrande’s Tianhe stadium, I wondered … are there any other stadiums in the world where you can see a famous landmark from your seat?”

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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