BC Soccer News, Monday, December 2, 2019


Episode 369 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Rules Are Made To Be Broken)AFTN
That was the week that was, it’s over, let it go. So went the opening lyrics to the 1960s satirical BBC show That Was The Week That Was, or TW3 as it was more succinctly known. And it’s been a quiet week in the North American footballing landscape. That gives us the chance to trial a new format I’ve been keen to try, combining two shows I love – TW3 and AIOTM on AFTN. What could go wrong?!

Valeri, Wright-Phillips, Ibarra headline pool of MLS Re-Entry Draft playersSBI
Diego Valeri, Bradley Wright-Phillips, and Miguel Ibarra headline the list of eligible players for Tuesday’s Stage Two of the 2019 MLS Re-Entry Draft.

Columbus Crew: Don’t sleep on Caleb Porter progressMLS Multiplex
Earlier this offseason, the Columbus Crew made a splash signing in Darlington Nagbe. With another couple of smart acquisitions, Caleb Porter’s side could be set to challenge in 2020.

New Austin FC sporting director Claudio Reyna jumps at another chance to build a roster from scratchMLS
It’s not Claudio Reyna’s first rodeo when it comes to building an expansion team from the ground up. Reyna, of course, was instrumental in launching New York City FC and preparing the franchise for their 2015 MLS debut.

MLS Offseason: Three Teams who can become contenders for 2020LWOS
The MLS offseason is starting to heat up as intra-league acquisition methods such as the re-entry and waiver drafts, free agency, and trades are potentially re-shaping the league’s landscape. Not to mention, the transfer window opens in January. While teams like the reigning MLS Cup champions, the Seattle Sounders, are doing their best to stay on top, other teams are trying to claw their way into contention.


VISL Division 1 Results & Standings, Week 12VISL
Division 1, for the first time this year, went a weekend with the favorite teams winning.

BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in CanadaBC Soccer Web
In our 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on Canadian TV, we do our best to sort through the leagues, service options and hardware needed to help you get the most out of your soccer weekends this season. The TV situation is constantly changing as leagues are added and Canadian broadcast rights are sorted out at the last moment, so come back for updates!

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: FC Tigers Vancouver 4 Victoria Highlanders 4 (FC Tigers win 4-2 on PKs), July 28, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Power Soccer in BC SportAbility BC
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Becoming a BC Soccer RefereeBCSA
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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Ottawa Gee-Gees win women’s World Cup university soccer championshipOttawa Sun
A goal early in the first half and perfect defence made the difference against Paulista University of Brazil in Saturday’s final in China.

Indoor soccer takes another hit in Toronto as MetroStars pull out of MASLToronto Star
Indoor soccer has taken another blow in Toronto with MetroStars Canada, formerly known as the Mississauga MetroStars, confirming they will not take part in the 2019-20 Major Arena Soccer League season.


USL: Louisville adds Corben Bone from MLS, re-signs 16 othersPro Soccer USA
FC Cincinnati did not renew Bone’s contract after he appeared in just six games this past season.

Greig, Kavita, Dacres lead 9 Returnees for Saint Louis USL
Saint Louis FC announced on Saturday nine players would return to the club for the 2020 USL Championship season as it made its first offseason announcements.


2019-20 W-League Round 3 WrapBeyond 90
Western Sydney Wanderers moved to the top of the W-League table for the first time in their history on Thursday night after a 3-1 win over Brisbane Roar at Lions Stadium.

WSL: Arsenal 11-1 Bristol CityBBC Sport
Arsenal recorded the biggest victory in Women’s Super League history with an amazing 11-1 thrashing of Bristol City.

Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Arsenal were right to be ruthless, Liverpool are on their way to relegation and Man City need a marquee signing.

Bronze? Hegerberg? Rapinoe? Women’s Ballon d’Or – contenders & vote for your winnerBBC Sport
England’s Lucy Bronze, the Uefa Women’s Player of the Year, and Ellen White are both in the mix to be named the winner of this year’s Women’s Ballon d’Or, which will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on Monday.

College Cup set: UCLA, Stanford, North Carolina and Washington St. all move onNCAA
The 2019 DI women’s soccer semifinal matchups are set. The Dec. 6 semifinals will include Stanford, UCLA, Washington State and North Carolina. Stanford and UCLA will face each other on one side of the bracket, with Washington State and North Carolina battling on the other side.

It wouldn’t be a College Cup without North CarolinaThe Equalizer
Anson Dorrance hates quarterfinals. Lose in the quarterfinal round and your season comes crashing down just before the fun stuff starts. It’s a terrible way to end a good year.

UNC athletes find allies in effort to avoid eating disorder risksThe Daily Tar Heel
For more than a decade, UNC’s Sports Nutrition department has worked to help its athletes avoid the all-too-common issue of eating disorder development.


Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Chelsea toothless without Tammy Abraham, Everton better than results suggest and clever Jonjo Shelvey helps Liverpool.

Martinez brace fires Inter Milan top of Serie ALondon Free Press
Inter Milan moved above Juventus to the top of the Serie A table with a 2-1 win at home to SPAL thanks to a Lautaro Martinez double on Sunday.

Messi goal extends Atletico’s winless run against BarcelonaSportsnet
Atletico Madrid’s ordeal against Barcelona continues in the Spanish league. Lionel Messi made up for a lacklustre performance by scoring in the 86th minute on Sunday, giving Barcelona a 1-0 win at Atletico and extending the Catalan team’s unbeaten run against the Madrid rival to 19 league matches.

Bundesliga Bulletin: Bayern Munich slip up, Lucien Favre lives to fight another dayDW
It was another thrilling weekend of Bundesliga action. Bayern Munich slipped to a surprise defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen and Jürgen Klinsmann returned to club management but narrowly lost out to Favre’s Dortmund.

André Villas-Boas is quietly making Marseille best of the rest in Ligue 1The Guardian
The revolution has been quiet, stable and even a little boring, but Villas-Boas is giving Marseille exactly what they need.

Chilean anti-government violence forces cancellation of remainder of league seasonInside World Football
In an unprecedented move that has drawn football inexorably into the political arena, Chile has cancelled the entire rest of its domestic season following weeks of anti-government protests that have led to a reported 26 deaths and hundreds of serious injuries.

Germany, Portugal, France drawn together in headlining group for 2020 European ChampionshipSBI
European heavyweights Germany, France, and Portugal will all battle each other in the headlining group for the 2020 European Championship.

Serie A clubs unite for anti-racism messageInside World Football
Not before time, all 20 Serie A clubs in Italy have made a united pledge to combat the “serious problem” of racism which, they say, “shames us all”.

Rangers hit five to keep stride with Celtic in Scottish PremiershipThe Guardian
Alfredo Morelos struck his 25th goal of the season as Rangers swept past hopeless Hearts 5-0 to keep pace at the top of the table, with Celtic having won 4-1 at Ross County earlier in the day.

2OT survivors UCSB and Clemson among the 8 teams headed to quarterfinalsNCAA
After Sunday’s third-round matches concluded, six more teams joined No. 1 Virginia and No. 8 SMU in the quarterfinals. Now all eight teams have their eyes set on a 2019 College Cup spot. So which teams pulled out the victory?

Portugal on top of the world, Italy and Russia claim silver and bronzeFIFA
In elevating their level of play at key moments during the final of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019, Portugal defeated Italy 6-4 to become champions for the second time, having previously claimed a maiden crown at home four years ago.

How to fix soccer’s large carbon footprintToronto Star
There are many things to hate about Euro 2020, and there have been since Michel Platini, then the president of UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, unveiled his grand idea for it in 2012.

English club set to bamboo-zle the oppositionYahoo Sports
High-flying English fourth tier side Forest Green Rovers are to wear bamboo shin pads, furthering their claims to be the world’s greenest football club, they announced on Monday.

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