VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS vs. SPORTING KC
MLS MATCHDAY #1
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020, 7:30 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
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Montero’s winning goal boosts excitement for upcoming Whitecaps season – Sudbury Star
In two of the Whitecaps’ final four games last year, Fredy Montero scored in the 90th minute or later to tie or win games. He did it again Saturday, scoring a late winner against Minnesota in the team’s final pre-season game.
Fantastic Fredy: Whitecaps offence keeps rolling as they down high-flying ‘Loons’ with late Montero strike – BTS
The Vancouver Whitecaps wrapped up their preseason slate on Saturday, as they downed Minnesota thanks to a late Fredy Montero winner, giving them 3 wins on the preseason. Here is how things went down in Portland.
2020 MLS Season Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps – SBI
Going into year two of the Marc Dos Santos era, the new-look Vancouver Whitecaps will be eager to turn the page on last season’s woes and start anew.
Whitecaps FC acquire 2020 international spot from Portland Timbers – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Saturday that the club has acquired a 2020 international roster spot from Portland Timbers in exchange for $165,000 in General Allocation Money.
Toronto FC’s Argentine winger Pablo Piatti sidelined by strained hamstring – Red Deer Advocate
Argentine winger Pablo Piatti, Toronto FC’s new designated player, will miss the start of the MLS regular season with a strained hamstring.
Orlando City striker Tesho Akindele embraces reunion with long-time coach Óscar Pareja – Pro Soccer USA
For Orlando City forward Tesho Akindele, Óscar Pareja’s first season with the Lions feels like a return to his roots.
The top 10 young players for the 2020 MLS season – MLS
While plenty of superstars merit excitement before the new MLS slate, fans are also bound to be drawn to youngsters on the rise. Below is our top 10 for the latter category.
Nashville SC: 2020 Preview – Welcome to MLS – MLS Multiplex
With less than a month to go until the start of the 2020 MLS campaign, we are taking a look at how each team has evolved since last year and their chances this term. This time, we look at Nashville SC.
Lessons for Nashville SC, Inter Miami: How MLS expansion team have fared in year No. 1 – MLS
We’re days away from Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC embarking upon their expansion seasons, and speculation will give way to reality once the 2020 season begins. But there’s still room for wonderment, and a history lesson provides some insight into how these MLS newbies could fare during the 34-game slate ahead.
PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL Jackson Cup Results – BC Soccer Web
Wow, what a weekend – it had a little bit of everything. Upsets, severe wind, rain, red cards, Penalty Kicks…….t’was an exciting weekend.
Mid-Isle Soccer’s Girl Power program empowers girls to build their dreams – Ladysmith Chronicle
Christiane Kamerman of Mid-Isle Soccer said it was important to celebrate Christine Sinclair’s success and show local girls what they can achieve through sport.
B.C. mother pleads guilty in U.S. college admissions scheme – CBC
Xiaoning Sui paid $400,000 US to get son into UCLA as fake soccer recruit.
VIDEO: From Decisions to Debrief – YouTube (BCSA)
Follow 3 Provincial Referees as they officiate a Jackson Cup match on Vancouver Island. This is BC Soccer’s “Adult Integration” Program, which allows referees to experience travel, different environments, and new teams .
Canada returns to Vancouver Island for March Men’s International Friendly – CSA
Canada Soccer will return to Vancouver Island for a 2020 Men’s International Friendly match on 27 March in Langford, British Columbia. The Friday night match will feature Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team against Concacaf rivals Trinidad and Tobago as Canada continues to prepare for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in the Fall of 2020. The home match also gives Pacific coast fans a chance to watch some of their favourite heroes while turning Westhills Stadium into a fortress for their Men’s National Team.
Tickets on sale for Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team return to Vancouver – CSA
Tickets to the highly anticipated Canada-Australia Women’s International Friendly Match set for Tuesday 14 April at BC Place are on sale to the public today 29 January 2020 via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 1.855.985.5000.
Penticton & PCSL revives Kennedy Cup Tournament for 2020 – BC Soccer Web
The John F. Kennedy Cup has a unique history amongst North America’s trophies for soccer. Founded in 1960, the Kennedy Cup was the first (and only) sporting trophy to be sanctioned by the late President of the United States. It also was the base for some of the first meaningful matches between clubs from British Columbia’s PCSL, California, Oregon, Washington and Mexico. When President Kennedy was assassinated in November, 1963, it was one of the few sporting events in the United States to take place that month with the family’s blessing.
BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in Canada – BC 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, 2019 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
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.
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.
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE & CANADA SOCCER NEWS
CANADA WNT vs. AUSTRALIA
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020, 7:30 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
Canada in first place after impressive 2:0 win at Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship – CSA
Canada are in first place in Group E after opening with a 2:0 win over El Salvador at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship. Tanya Boychuk and Kaila Novak were the goalscorers, Caitlin Shaw earned Player of the Match honours, and goalkeeper Anna Karpenko and her backline posted the clean sheet in the Saturday afternoon victory.
New CanPL Format A Welcomed Change – Northern Starting XI
The 2020 Canadian Premier League schedule was released today, allowing every supporter coast to coast to revel in planning road trips and home opener activities. Along with the schedule came a much welcomed changed of format, a change that shows that the league are listening to fans and willing to adapt and change as the league grows.
Friday Night Lights: York9 hopes to make new game nights ‘destination viewing’ – CanPL
The Nine Stripes play 10 of their 14 league home matches on Friday nights this year, with just a couple of Sunday afternoons, a single Wednesday in August, and an Easter Monday home opener completing the set.
Canada Soccer announces Club Licensing Program awards – CSA
Canada Soccer has announced an initial cohort of 13 Canada Soccer National Youth Club Licence Program Provincial/Territorial Youth Club Licence – Level 1 holders and eight Quality Soccer Provider clubs in Ontario, three Quality Soccer Providers in Manitoba and one in Nova Scotia. The announcement follows an initial cohort of 39 National Youth Club Licence holders in July 2019, and an additional 8 National Youth Club Licence holders and 13 Quality Soccer Providers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan in January 2020.
Opinion: Fans should back the CPL Players Union – Northern Starting XI
2020 is already a remarkable year for soccer players in North America. The Major League Soccer Players’ Association (MLSPA) won significant improvements to their collective agreement, including a higher wage budget, a share in media revenue, an increase in the minimum wage, and greater player mobility. On the heels of these achievements, sources are indicating that Canadian Premier League (CanPL) players have begun organizing amongst themselves to form a union.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Houston Dash re-sign Chapman, Prince – Houston Dash
The Houston Dash have signed Canadian internationals Allysha Chapman and Nichelle Prince to new contracts, the club announced today. Both players will return for the 2020 season and the club holds an option for the 2021 season.
Westfield Matildas in Westfield W-League: City’s national team stars lift Premiers Plate – Matildas
Six Westfield Matildas stars have claimed the first silverware of the Westfield W-League 2019/20 season after Melbourne City wrapped up the Premiership title in Round 13.
Hopkins warns W-League rivals: Victory can beat any team in finals – SMH
Melbourne Victory boss Jeff Hopkins is set to regain key midfielder Lia Privitelli for the club’s crucial final match of the regular season on Saturday when a win over Sydney will catapult last year’s Premiers Plate winners into second spot and guarantee them a home final.
WSL: Six Goals in thrilling draw between title contenders – BBC Sport
Manchester City and Chelsea played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at The Academy Stadium to leave the Women’s Super League title race wide open.
Utah Royals coaching changes signal new emphasis on youth development – RSL Soapbox
Two new additions to the coaching staff and a promotion point to Utah’s development strategy.
SWPL: Hibernian Women can be title contenders – Dean Gibson – BBC Sport
Hibernian can be title contenders believes head coach Dean Gibson after his side scored a dramatic late winner against Spartans.
Dede: I’m here to help India surprise the world – FIFA
‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ has become something of a mantra in women’s football. And amid this ever-growing appreciation of the importance of visible role models, India’s aspiring female goalkeepers find themselves in an enviable position.
The Week in Women’s Football: NASL changes; UWS adds League Two; USL return; – Tribal Football
This week, we present some news, including new franchises, for the two summer amateur/semi-professional leagues in North America, the WPSL and UWS. We also discuss some recent news regarding the USL, which ran the W-League for two decades, and some possible implications regarding the professional game in North America.
Hublot clocks in for more UEFA sponsorship with major women’s partnership – Inside World Football
UEFA has agreed a sponsorship with Hublot for its women’s competitions as well as its Together #WePlayStrong platform that aims to get more girls and women involved in the game.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Lazio beats Genoa, four matches postponed due to virus – Sportsnet
Lazio won 3-2 at relegation-threatened Genoa in one of only two matches to go ahead in Serie A on Sunday following the coronavirus outbreak.
Ronaldo reaches 1,000 games, matches record to boot – Toronto Star
Cristiano Ronaldo shows no sign of slowing down as he marked his 1,000th official match by scoring a record-equalling goal to help Juventus win 2-1 at Spal in Serie A on Saturday.
Preview: Liverpool v. West Ham – NBC Sports
Liverpool v. West Ham takes center stage at Anfield on Monday.
Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action – The Guardian
Burnley discover depth up front, Manchester City take care of business and Southampton unearth a potential gem.
Antonio Rudiger: Racism won – Yahoo Sports
Antonio Rudiger has said that “racism won” after nobody was charged for allegedly racially abusing the Chelsea defender in their game at Tottenham in December.
Bundesliga Bulletin: Lewandowski, Haaland Werner leading big three from the front – DW
It’s shaping up to be one of the closest title races in years, with Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund all winning. There were also some heavy home defeats, with Hertha Berlin slipping into crisis mode.
Messi nets four goals against Eibar to emphatically end scoreless run – Sportsnet
Barcelona fans protesting club president Josep Bartomeu were also given reason to cheer as Lionel Messi scored four goals and the team went back on top of the Spanish league on Saturday.
Round 26 review: PSG tested, OM run ends as OL gear up – Ligue 1
Victory – but also question marks – for PSG after they followed Champions League defeat with a 4-3 win over Bordeaux; OM’s unbeaten run ended at 14 matches as Nantes proved too sharp; OL returned to winning ways ahead of their showdown with Juventus.
China to play World Cup qualifiers in Thailand behind closed doors, SA cancel Japan trip – Inside World Football
China will play their next two World Cup qualifying matches against the Maldives and Guam behind closed doors in Thailand because of the coronavirus in a further escalation of the outbreak’s disruption of sports events in the country and beyond.
FA: Children under age of 12 banned from heading footballs in training – The Guardian
The Football Association, alongside its Scottish and Irish counterparts, has taken steps to curtail heading in youth football following research that showed former professionals were more than three times likely than non-players to die from brain disease.
Amr Fahmy, former CAF exec who blew whistle on corruption, dies aged 36 – Inside World Football
Amr Fahmy, former general secretary of the African Football Confederation who blew the whistle on the corrupt activities of his boss Ahmad Amhad, has died of cancer at the age of 36.