VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Episode 322 – The AFTN Soccer Show (That’s Not How I Would Spell Hawaiian with guests Andy Rose and David Norman Jr) – AFTN
Football in the snow conjures up some fantastic images. Orange balls. Sliding tackles. Cleared lines marked on pitches. A football show in the snow isn’t quite as magical but we try our best to keep you all cozy again this week as Snowmageddon 2019 hits Vancouver.
Even if you’re a star in MLS, moving from team to team is routine – San Diego Tribune
The phone call came as a surprise to Kei Kamara. After a tour of MLS cities that had seen him play for six teams in 10 seasons, Kamara felt he had finally found a home with the Vancouver Whitecaps after scoring a team-high 14 goals while falling in love with the city and its fans.
‘Caps conclude Hawaii leg of preseason with 1-0 defeat to Iwaki FC – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC fell 1-0 to Japanese club Iwaki FC on Sunday afternoon in Pacific Rim Cup action at Aloha Stadium.
Whitecaps FC open 2019 preseason with 3-1 loss to V-Varen Nagasaki – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC opened the 2019 preseason with a 3-1 loss to Japanese club V-Varen Nagasaki on Friday night in Pacific Rim Cup action at Aloha Stadium.
Vancouver Whitecaps: Joaquín Ardaiz adds to offensive rebuild – MLS Multiplex
The Vancouver Whitecaps signing spree continued this week with the acquisition of Uruguayan striker Joaquín Ardaiz. He is the ideal young attacker for Marc dos Santos to execute his offensive rebuild.
Fabian’s arrival ends Union’s search for top midfielder – SBI
One of the Philadelphia Union’s goals this offseason was to replace midfielder Borek Dockal who played a huge role in his lone MLS season. Last week saw the Union end a week of rumors by signing Marco Fabian, up to this point the biggest signing in club history.
LA Galaxy 1, Toronto FC 1 | 2019 Preseason Match Recap – MLS
The LA Galaxy played their first match at Dignity Health Sports Park in 2019 and tied Toronto FC 1-1 with two second-half own goals accounting for all the scoring.
TFC midfielder Osorio hopeful his contract opens the door for fellow Canucks – Edmonton Journal
TFC midfielder Jonathan Osorio received an unexpected bonus when he signed a new, multi-year contract with his home town club last year.
MLS community mourns the loss of Fernando Clavijo – MLS
A prominent figure in U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer, Fernando Clavijo passed away on Friday at the age of 63 following a five-year battle with multiple myeloma.
BC SOCCER NEWS
PCSL Announces Plans for 2019 Season – BC Soccer Web
The Pacific Coast Soccer League have revealed their plans for the upcoming 2019 season. President Dave Collard announced on the PCSL’s Facebook page that the summer men’s league would feature eight teams, as well as a re-launch of a six-team women’s circuit.
‘There’s something special about the Island’: Victor Blasco returns to Van Isle – Pacific FC
Victor Blasco was announced this week as one of the most recent signings to head coach Michael Silberbauer’s Pacific Football Club roster. The talented Spaniard is excited to join Vancouver Island’s professional club and represent Vancouver Island.
Pacific’s Ben Fisk targeting trophies following Canadian return – Canadian Premier League
Ben Fisk has returned to B.C. following a trophy-winning season with Derry City FC of the League of Ireland Premier Division (LIPD).
WPSL will have a new look in the NW in 2019 – GoalWA
The final tally of teams has yet to be posted on WPSLsoccer.com, but previous announcements have revealed that the Women’s Premier Soccer League will have at least 3 new teams in the Pacific Northwest in 2019.
Power Soccer in BC – SportAbility BC
We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to participate in physical activity. We currently have programs in Vancouver, Surrey, Nanaimo, Penticton, and are still looking to expand. We are always looking for more athletes, officials, volunteers, and sponsors. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.
Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! – BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Sex offences against minors: Investigation reveals more than 200 Canadian coaches convicted in last 20 years – CBC
Expert says CBC investigation ‘tip of the iceberg,’ calls for ‘massive reform across the sport system’.
York9’s Jimmy Brennan: Voyageurs Cup could get ‘weird’ – York9 FC
Jimmy Brennan is the only Canadian Premier League coach or player who has felt Canadian Championship glory.
38 Current And Former League1 Players Wore Red For Canada In 2018 – League1 Ontario
League1 prime focus is to showcase players, but it’s all with the grand purpose of illuminating their ability to move on to bigger and better tiers of play – whether that be professional environments or on the international stage.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
1868 FC Claims First Win Against Quakes – USL
Danny Musovski had a goal and assist, while Brian Brown had two helpers as Reno 1868 FC started its preseason in fine style as it took a 3-0 win against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday afternoon at Greater Nevada Field. The victory was Reno’s first against the Quakes, its MLS partner.
San Antonio Impresses Against FC Dallas – USL
Billy Forbes and Amer Didic scored first-half goals to lead San Antonio FC to a 3-1 victory against Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Saturday afternoon in its first game of the preseason. The USL Championship side capped its display with a late goal from a trialist to wrap up a good day of work for Head Coach Darren Powell’s squad.
Looming U.S. Open Cup rematch: NTX Rayados and Houston Dynamo – MLS Multiplex
U.S. Open Cup competition explodes into action in April when amateur powerhouse NTX Rayados sets sites on a rematch with defending champion Houston Dynamo.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Westfield W-League Finals Series: Kerr hat-trick leads the charge, Foord fires once more – FFA
It’s becoming a recurring theme in the Westfield W-League: Just when you thought Sam Kerr couldn’t outdo herself, the Westfield Matildas forward did just that.
Glory’s Sam Kerr is Sydney FC’s big problem for W-League final – The Australian
When it comes to stopping Sam Kerr, Sydney FC coach Ante Juric admits it may be mission impossible for his team.
Sacked Alen Stajcic considering legal action against FFA for ‘Matildas nightmare’ – The Equalizer
Former Australia women’s national team coach Alen Stajcic has responded to his firing for the first time in a first-person letter released on Monday morning, Australian time. He wrote that his “termination was without cause,” and he is considering potential legal action against Football Federation Australia on the grounds of defamation and breach of contract.
Chelsea’s Ji So-yun hits double to rescue dramatic draw at Manchester City – The Guardian
At half-time and 2-0 down, Chelsea’s manager, Emma Hayes, said she demanded her team show Manchester City what champions look like – sparking a fiery second half where a Ji So-yun double cancelled out Tessa Wullaert and Georgia Stanway goals.
Jordan Nobbs: England vice-captain on the moment she knew her World Cup dream was over – BBC Sport
Jordan Nobbs, the England and Arsenal midfielder, is coming to terms with the fact that she will miss the Women’s World Cup in France in June and July.
Miedema continues record-breaking WSL form while James is a rising star – The Guardian
Arsenal remain in the hunt for the Treble but Manchester City showed they will take some beating.
Women’s World Cup: Ticket take-up hits 330K as FIFA announces new sales window – Inside World Football
Individual match tickets for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France will go on sale to the general public on March 7. To date 300,000 tickets have been sold out of a total allocation of 1.3 million.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Premier League weekend review: Man City sends message to Liverpool – Sportsnet
Here’s what happened this weekend in the Premier League, in case you missed it.
La Liga: Leaders Barcleona held, Sevilla rescues late draw – NBC Sports
Barcelona’s lead at the top of the La Liga table shrunk after they were held off the scoresheet in a 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao at San Mamés Stadium. Lionel Messi rattled the post in the 26th minute on what would have been a wild strike, but otherwise managed just two shots on target.
Mourners bid farewell to dead rising soccer stars after Brazil fire – Star Phoenix
The death of Candido and his teammates has shed a tragic light on the state of shoddy infrastructure and lax oversight in Latin America’s largest nation.
WEEK 24 REVIEW: CAVANI BLOW FOR PSG, RENNES RED HOT – Ligue 1
PSG’s 1-0 win over Bordeaux proved expensive, a hip injury ruling Edinson Cavani out of the UEFA Champions League tie with Man U, while Rennes warmed up for UEFA Europa League action with a 3-0 beating of Sainté.
Benfica scores 10 in demolition of Nacional – NBC Sports
Eight goalscorers dotted the Benfica scoresheet as they terrorized relegation-threatened CD Nacional de Madeira 10-0 in Portuguese Primeira Liga action.
Bayern drawn against 2nd division Heidenheim in German Cup – London Free Press
Bayern Munich’s path to the German Cup final has likely been eased with a home game against second division Heidenheim in the quarterfinals.
Paul Scholes: Oldham Athletic name ex-Man Utd midfielder as manager – BBC Sport
Paul Scholes has been named manager of League Two club Oldham Athletic.
Serie A: Juventus rolls, Milan back into 4th – NBC Sports
After much movement, much speculation, and lots of ups and downs, the top of the Serie A table changed little from the positioning entering the weekend.
Thai court orders release of Bahrain refugee soccer player – 660 News
A Thai court has ordered the release of a refugee soccer player after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain.
VIDEO: A European Super League: The future of football? – BBC Sport
BBC Sport explores the issue of a potential European Super League. Could it ever become a reality? Do Europe’s top clubs want to form one? And would fans be in favour of it happening?