VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Episode 320 – The AFTN Soccer Show (On The Defensive with special guests Doneil Henry, Maxime Crepeau, and Brendan McDonough) – AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps training camp has begun! It’s all change, and with new faces coming every couple of days, it’s been a busy week and promises a busy spell coming up as well. We look at the official new arrivals, the rumoured ones, and the other big Whitecaps news of the week.
Whitecaps thrilled to be signing tantalizing potential, so Hwang on – The Province
The officially announced signings of midfielders Jon Erice, Lass Banghoura and Lucas Venuto momentarily placated a fan base hungry for action, but the reported additions of two more players — Tunisian centre-back Jasser Khemiri and South Korean midfielder Hwang In-Beom — have painted a tantalizing picture of the team’s potential.
What will Korean midfielder Hwang In-beom bring to Vancouver Whitecaps? – AFTN
It seems to be as official as it can really be without the club actually confirming it. The chase is over and Vancouver Whitecaps have their new attacking midfielder – 22-year-old Korean international Hwang In-beom.
Zac Attack: MacMath takes on an underdog approach with Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Har Journalist
The first week of Vancouver Whitecaps FC training camp has concluded so what better time to anoint the no.1 goalkeeper for the 2019 season. Maxime Crépeau and Zac MacMath were among the first group of players that head coach Marc Dos Santos acquired in December. While Whitecaps FC’s roster is a work in progress, the goalkeeper position is the strongest on the depth chart.
Where will Russell Teibert fit in with the 2019 Whitecaps? – AFTN
Another year, another squad, another manager: so where will Russell Teibert fit in with this 2019 Whitecaps side?
Vancouver Whitecaps: Definitely, Maybe – Soccer Shorts
The current crop of Vancouver Whitecaps acquisitions and targets can be loosely lumped into the following categories.
Whitecaps new kit pays tribute to 1979 NASL champions – Delta Optimist
Vancouver Whitecaps FC revealed their new 2019 kit on Friday, inspired by the iconic design first introduced during the ‘Caps North American Soccer League (NASL) Soccer Bowl championship season in 1979.
Chicago Fire claim GK David Ousted on waivers from DC United – MLS
The Chicago Fire announced Sunday they had claimed goalkeeper David Ousted off waivers from D.C. United. Ousted is under contract with the Fire for 2019, with a club option for 2020, and will fill an international roster spot.
Lithuania next stop for ex-TFC striker Tosaint Ricketts – The Star
Former Toronto FC striker Tosaint Ricketts will play for Lithuania champion FK Suduva.
LAFC down Toronto FC 3-1 in first match of preseason – Angels on Parade
Los Angeles Football Club started off the preseason on the right foot, beating Toronto FC 3-1 in their first preseason match on Sunday at UC Irvine.
New York City FC signs Juan Pablo Torres – NY Sportsday
New York City FC have signed midfielder Juan Pablo Torres to a multi-year contract from Belgian First Division A club KSC Lokeren, pending the receipt of International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
Danilo Acosta Aiming For Starting Role and More – Orlando City SC
During the first week of training camp for Orlando City, there has been one constant theme — competition. From the meeting room to the practice field, new and veteran players alike are battling for their position on the team every second of every day.
BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL Week 15 Scores and Standings – BC Soccer News
Week 15 is complete, and it was a dandy.
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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CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Canada’s Alphonso Davies makes Bundesliga debut off bench for Bayern Munich – Red Deer Express
Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies made his Bundesliga debut Sunday, coming off the bench in the 86th minute of Bayern Munich’s 4-1 win over VfB Stuttgart.
The local connections keep coming as Cavalry FC continues to build its inaugural roster. – AFTN
On January 23rd, Cavalry FC club announced its four most recent signings – attacking midfielder Carlos Patino, winger/forward Nico Pasquotti, fullback Dean Northover, and goalkeeper Gino Giantsopoulos.
Building team culture in Canadian Premier League – 100 Mile Free Press
As of Jan. 20, the seven teams have uncompleted rosters with only 38 players signed between them. With the league starting in April, there should be a fury of signings.
Excitement building for Halifax’s professional soccer team – Halifax Today
The HFX Wanderers will play their first game this spring, and have already sold 3,000 seasons tickets.
‘They have the opportunity’: HFX Wanderers sign groundbreaking deal with Soccer Nova Scotia – Canadian Premier League
HFX Wanderers FC and Soccer Nova Scotia have agreed to a groundbreaking partnership aimed at growing all levels of the game in the province. The partnership will see the Association ensure that none of it’s sanctioned Nova Scotia Soccer League games clash with Wanderers home fixtures, allowing all players and their families to attend or view matches without missing their own.
Ohin signs with Valour – Winnipeg Free Press
It’s been a long journey, but Raphael Ohin has finally fulfilled a lifelong dream.
Para soccer player Damien Wojtiw’s story is an ‘inspiration to us all’ – Toronto.com
Damo is not only a fantastic goalkeeper, but more importantly a top-class human being. If I was involved with football in Canada or even in schools, this is exactly the chap I would hire to bring the next generation of young people over the line.
Mississauga MetroStars 5-7 Milwaukee Wave: Mississauga’s losing streak reaches five – Waking the Red
On Saturday night the Mississauga MetroStars were in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take on the Milwaukee Wave.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Fury FC Launches New Club Affiliation Program – USL
Throughout its history, Ottawa Fury FC has established an extensive range of community programs to help build the sport of soccer throughout its regional base. On Friday, the USL Championship club unveiled its latest initiative, which aims to support the development of local soccer in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
Bethlehem Steel FC Acquires Defender Steve Kingue – Philadelphia Union
Bethlehem Steel FC announced today that the club has acquired defender Steve Kingue via loan. An 18-year-old defender from Yaounde, Cameroon, Kingue joins Steel FC from Nfuko Academy Sports in Cameroon. The deal is pending league and federation approval. Kingue will be added to Steel FC’s active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 Visa.
Top 10 USL Championship Signings So Far – USL
As they gear up for the biggest regular season in the league’s history, teams continue to fill out their rosters, integrate new signings and work on developing the on-field chemistry needed to hit the ground running in March.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Chelsea suffer setback as injury-ravaged Arsenal carry on regardless – The Telegraph
Following a weekend in which Birmingham City’s new Spanish manager marked her arrival in the Women’s Super League with an impressive win over reigning champions Chelsea and Arsenal’s flying Dutchwoman Vivianne Miedema struck again, Telegraph Sport wraps up the biggest talking points.
OUR HOME WAS A TENT – Player’s Voice
I remember watching a TV interview with the Matildas goalkeeper, Lydia Williams. She spoke about her background growing up in Kalgoorlie as the daughter of an Aboriginal elder. It was inspiring to see an Indigenous woman representing Australia at the highest level. From that moment on, I wanted to follow in her footsteps.
Aston Villa Ladies’ return to Villa Park earns widespread support – The Guardian
“This is her first game, I’m a season ticket holder at Villa Park but I can’t get a seat near enough to bring her,” says Karl Henitt, who is at his first Aston Villa women’s game with his 10-year-old daughter Poppy, as well as his partner Diane.
McKenzie Meehan and the 7,000 Mile Journey – Sky Blue FC
7,300 miles — the approximate distance from Piscataway, New Jersey to Delhi, India. For forward McKenzie Meehan it was a vast distance to travel only to learn that on a small patch of grass with a circular ball at their feet, the space between these two nations is a great deal smaller than anyone could have ever predicted.
Orlando Pride Waive Defender Poliana – Orlando City SC
Orlando Pride has waived defender Poliana Barbosa Medeiros.
Utah Royals FC Hosts Youth Clinics for Local Soccer Clubs – RSL
Utah Royals FC Assistant Coach Scott Parkinson, assembled youth clinics to continue the growth of women’s soccer and become Stronger Together within the community. The clinics are designed for young female athletes, to train with URFC staff and players to further develop techniques. Youth and staff are able to work together in creating a positive learning environment on both a coaching and playing level.
The Week in Women’s Football: Canada visits Europe; Candidates for Matildas job; France shock USWNT – Tribal Football
This week we focus on Canada’s and the U.S.’s women’s national teams trips to Europe to play Switzerland and Norway (for Canada) and France and Spain (for the U.S.) respectively. We also examine Alen Stajcic being terminated as head coach of Australia’s women’s national team and look at some candidates that have been mentioned to replace him.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Palace knocks Tottenham out of FA Cup, Chelsea advances – London Free Press
Tottenham exited its second competition in four days after losing 2-0 at Crystal Palace in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, and defending champion Chelsea was boosted by two video reviews in beating Sheffield Wednesday 3-0.
Tottenham never saw cup competitions as a priority, Pochettino says – NBC Sports
Spurs fans have long ribbed Arsenal supporters for treating fourth place in the Premier League like a trophy. They’re now being fed that same mentality from their own manager.
FA Cup: Man City through; Everton, West Ham dumped out in shock defeats – ESPN
AFC Wimbledon were also among the giant killers with the League One strugglers humbling West Ham 4-2 in a gripping tie in southwest London.
Serie A’s weekend of thrills topped by great entertainers Atalanta again – The Guardian
It was one of those days in Serie A. Oh, you know the sort: when the lunchtime kick-off features seven goals, two penalties, and a red card, but turns out not to be the most entertaining game of the afternoon. Next up on Sunday came a pair of three-goal comebacks plus a 4-0 away win for a Frosinone team that had only scored 12 times all season.
‘Leo never misses’: Messi scores again as Barca beats Girona – London Free Press
The game that the Spanish league had wanted to play in the United States still featured a traditional attraction of the competition — Lionel Messi scoring a goal.
Real Madrid is the past – Morata not worried about Atletico fans’ criticism – Yahoo Sports
Alvaro Morata insists criticism from Atletico Madrid fans about his Real Madrid past is “normal” as he closes in on a move to his former club’s bitter rivals from Chelsea.
Schalke’s fresh Bundesliga start stymied after bruising trip to Berlin – The Guardian
Sometimes you start out with the idea of a refreshing weekend away in Berlin – and end up tired and nursing a headache. Schalke may have arrived in the capital for Friday’s weekend opener with Hertha full of “new dynamism and new self-confidence”, according to their coach Domenico Tedesco beforehand, but their aim of snaring a third successive Bundesliga win didn’t go to plan.
Week 22 review: PSG thump Rennes; tough return for Jardim – Ligue 1
PSG maintained their lead with an Edinson Cavani-powered 4-1 win over Rennes while Leonardo Jardim tasted defeat in his first match back after replacing his replacement Thierry Henry as coach of Monaco.
Chelsea investigated by Fifa over more than 100 young player cases – The Guardian
Chelsea are set to hear from Fifa whether they will be banned from the transfer market after being investigated over potential rule breaches with regard to more than 100 foreign players under the age of 18.
U.S. beats Panama as Gregg Berhalter wins debut match as manager – ESPN
The Gregg Berhalter era for the U.S. men’s national team began with a 3-0 defeat of Panama in a friendly on Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Home support: UAE buys all remaining tickets as temperatures raised for Qatar semi-final – Inside World Football
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council has snapped up all the remaining tickets for the AFC Asian Cup semi-final to be played in the 42,000 capacity Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
African Cup pushed back 6 days because of Ramadan – Delta Optimist
This year’s African Cup of Nations in Egypt has been pushed back by six days to cater for Ramadan and allow Muslim players time to rest and recover after a month of fasting.
China’s LionRock Capital buys Thohir’s 31% stake in Inter Milan – Inside World Football
Inter Milan is now under full Chinese ownership with private-equity fund LionRock Capital having the 31.05% stake retained in the club by in Indonesian Erick Thohir when he sold to Chinese electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group in 2016.
Premier League loan players: What is lower league life like and how are they monitored? – BBC Sport
There have been more than 100 loan moves involving English clubs in the January transfer window so far – a touch over 50% of all transfers – and there is time for plenty more.