VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Episode 376 – The AFTN Soccer Show (They’re Back Again with special guest Lucas Cavallini) – AFTN
Doesn’t it just feel like yesterday that the MLS season was coming to an end? Well actually no, it feels an age away, but fret not because the boys are back in town as Vancouver Whitecaps preseason training camp is underway.
Whitecaps FC announce preseason camp roster as ‘Caps begin on-field training on Monday – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC players reported for the start of the 2020 preseason camp this weekend, featuring 18 first-team players joined by eight other camp participants.
Amer Didic named to Whitecaps’ training camp roster – CanPL
One of the big questions that looms over the current off-season pertains to the future of Amer Didic, whether he’ll be back in the CPL in 2020 or find a new home with an MLS club.
Whitecaps give Corinthians target Cristian Dajome a home – Vancouver Sun
The Whitecaps out-bid a South American giant, landing an exciting attacking talent by offering upside and stability to Cristian Dajome.
What the ‘Caps are getting in coveted Colombian winger Cristian Dájome – Whitecaps FC
As Axel Schuster and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC brass embarked on their search for new talent this offseason, they all agreed it was important not only to unearth hidden gems – so to speak – but to find players who were already established in their teams.
Whitecaps fail in Hyeon-beom Ahn bid – Hwang In-beom to Germany? – Transfermarkt
Transfermarkt has learned that the Vancouver Whitecaps have failed in a bid to sign South Korean right-midfielder/right-back Hyeon-beom Ahn from K-League 2 side Jeju United. Ahn has been targeted by the ‘Caps to potentially replace Hwang In-beom. Sources have told Transfermarkt that In-beom wants to move to Germany in the summer.
Chicago captures Ligue 1 striker Beric from Saint-Etienne – NBC Sports
The Chicago Fire rolled out veteran Ligue 1 forward Robert Beric this weekend, the Slovenian tossing back a shot of Jeppson’s Malort as a part of the team’s announcement.
MLS Ticker: Fire sign forward Beric, Orlando City adds Gallese, and more – SBI
After being linked to the club earlier this week, Robert Beric is on his way to the Chicago Fire.
Toronto FC reserve side signs two goalkeepers and welcomes Uccello back to fold – Times Colonist
Toronto FC has added to its reserve team roster, signing American goalkeepers Kevin Silva and Eric Klenofsky and Canadian midfielder Luca Uccello to USL contracts.
D.C. United adding safe-standing areas to Audi Field – Washington Post
When Audi Field opened in July 2018, ending years of waiting for a D.C. United stadium to replace crumbling RFK Stadium, fans welcomed a modern, compact venue with terrific sight lines and amenities.
PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS
Pacific FC Re-Sign Wirth and MacNaughton – CanPL
Pacific Football Club is pleased to announce it has exercised the contract options on defender Lukas MacNaughton and goalkeeper Nolan Wirth through the 2020 season.
New Indoor Soccer League in North Vancouver – BC Soccer Web
We just opened a new 5-a-side indoor league! Games will be on Friday nights at Urban Soccer Centre in North Vancouver. Playing time will be 2×25 minutes with a indoor/futsal ball. System is 4+1, arbitrarily substitution.
Cowichan’s Achurch named all-star MVP – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Darian Achurch was named Most Valuable Player and Steve Scott also played a key role as the Cowichan LMG standouts helped the Vancouver Island Soccer League to a thrilling shootout win over the Fraser Valley Soccer League in Victoria last Saturday.
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
Atletico Madrid target expansion in Canada with CPL and Ottawa Fury – Inside World Football
LaLiga’s Atletico Madrid is bidding for a club franchise in Ottawa to compete in the Canadian Premier League (CPL).
Redblacks owner aiming to resurrect pro soccer in Ottawa – CBC
Jeff Hunt, one of the owners of the Ottawa Redblacks, told Radio-Canada Friday he’s the local investor in a bid to bring a Canadian Premier League (CPL) club to the city.
Valour FC releases defenders Arguiñarena, Murrell – CanPL
Valour FC announced a pair of roster moves on Friday morning, revealing that they have released defenders Martin Arguiñarena and Jordan Murrell.
PROVINCIAL INDOOR LEAGUE SIGNS AGREEMENT TO GROW GAME ACROSS ONTARIO – Ontario Soccer
The Ontario Soccer Centre and Ontario Soccer are pleased to announce that they have entered into a 5-year Licensing Agreement with DG Sports to grow and expand the Provincial Indoor Soccer League (PISL) across Ontario.
USL & LOWER LEAGUE SOCCER NEWS
TRANSACTIONS: Saint Louis Snaps Up Mour Samb – USL
Saint Louis FC announced on Saturday the signing of Senegalese forward Elhadji Mour Samb for the upcoming 2020 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action – The Guardian
Chelsea’s imperious win at Arsenal makes them title favourites although Manchester City are unlikely to fade away
Vlatko Andonovski names 20-player USWNT Olympic qualifying roster – The Equalizer
Mallory Pugh. Allie Long. Tierna Davidson. On Friday afternoon, Vlatko Andonovski cut the USWNT roster down to 20 players, leaving Pugh, Long and Davidson off the roster.
Liverpool women’s GK Kitching suffers horror facial injury in training – ESPN
Liverpool ladies goalkeeper Fran Kitching has said she is feeling better after suffering a horror facial injury in training last week.
Sundhage: I’m at the right place at the right time – FIFA
It is quite difficult to offer Pia Sundhage a fresh experience. The two-time gold medal-winning coach, who played in the inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup, has enjoyed a long and storied career both on and off the pitch. But although that journey has taken her across her native Europe, to North America and Asia, she now she faces a totally new challenge, as coach of the Brazilian women’s national team.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Liverpool goes 16 points clear by beating Man United – TSN
Mohamed Salah ripped off his Liverpool jersey at a freezing Anfield after completing a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in stoppage time on Sunday, rousing fans on the Kop to sing: “We’re gonna win the league.”
Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action – The Guardian
Grealish, Saka and Chalobah shine in draws, while Newcastle are ready for reinforcements after a late win.
Bundesliga Bulletin: Hat-trick hero Haaland saves Dortmund, RB Leipzig extend lead – DW
The Bundesliga started a new decade of football with fantastic goals and plenty of drama that sets up excitement at both ends of the table. Get all the latest from Germany’s top flight.
German football club St. Pauli question their presence on UK police terror list – DW
German second division club St. Pauli have asked police why they have appear alongside jihadi and far right groups on a UK counterterrorism guide. The club are renowned for their activism and their fans are baffled.
SARABIA SAVES PSG, MAVIDIDI AT THE DOUBLE – Ligue 1
Pablo Sarabia was the hero as an injury-hit PSG scraped through 1-0 to the Coupe de France round of 16. Meanwhile England youth international Stephy Mavididi hit a double in Brest’s 5-0 hammering of Nîmes Olympique.
Edinson Cavani asks to leave PSG after Atletico Madrid ‘approach’ – BBC Sport
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has told Paris St-Germain he wants to leave the club after “an approach” by Spanish side Atletico Madrid.
Casemiro’s brace clinches win for Real Madrid over Sevilla – Sportsnet
Defensive specialist Casemiro scored his first brace for Real Madrid to ensure a 2-1 home win over Sevilla in the Spanish league on Saturday.
Inter held to a surprise draw at Lecce in Serie A – TSN
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus beat Parma 2-1 on Sunday to remain firmly on course for a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title.
African journeys set to be mapped out – FIFA
Africa is about to embark on the next phase in the journey to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, with the draw for the second round of the continent’s qualifying competition taking place in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Tuesday 21 January.
Iran threatens AFC Champions League boycott if clubs not allowed to play at home – Inside World Football
Iran is considering boycotting the Asian Champions League after the Asian Football Confederation apparently banned the country’s clubs from staging home games.
Yes, social media and video games really can hurt footballers’ decision-making – The Guardian
Study of footballers in Brazil shows spending time on a smartphone or console before a game causes mental fatigue.