VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
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MLS MATCHDAY #1
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
Report and Reaction: It’s a Kinda magic for Sporting KC as they claim season opening win in Vancouver – AFTN
It was the battle of the two worst teams in the West last season. Two teams that had bolstered their attacks with big money strikers from Liga MX.
Vancouver Whitecaps 1, Sporting Kansas City 3 | 2020 MLS Match Recap – MLS
A pair of newcomers provided the decisive tallies in a 3-1 victory for Sporting Kansas City over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place, as Alan Pulido and Gadi Kinda each netted in their club debuts before ex-Whitecap Erik Hurtado added the insurance in second-half stoppage time.
New look Whitecaps suffer familiar result in season-opening loss to Sporting KC – CBC
Vancouver Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos thinks anxiety got the best of his squad early in its season opener on Saturday night.
Nerves get the best of Whitecaps in home opener against SKC – Edmonton Journal
It wasn’t the start they wanted, but there’s still 33 games left and help on the way for the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Whitecaps Unable to Leap Forwards in Home Opener, So What’s Next? – Eighty-Six Forever
It was a frustrating night for all those involved at BC Place, so how do the Whitecaps best flip the script?
Vancouver Whitecaps can’t change their habits – Soccer Shorts
The 3-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City wasn’t disheartening because the performance was so poor, it was disheartening because it felt as though not one single lesson had been learned.
A new tradition is born: ‘Caps greeted by thousands of fans on Terry Fox Plaza – Whitecaps FC
Watch as the ‘Caps are greeted by fans at BC Place as they enter the stadium – a new tradition that will occur 90 minutes before kickoff on Terry Fox Plaza for every home match this season.
MLS Sunday Rewind: Vela stunner spoils Inter Miami debut, Sounders rally to top Fire, and more – SBI
The Columbus Crew started things off with a hard fought victory over 10-man New York City FC at MAPFRE Stadium. LAFC, in their first MLS home game of the year, took down Inter Miami in their inaugural match thanks to a Carlos Vela goal.
Impact launches MLS season with win over New England – Leader-Post
The Impact began its Major League Soccer regular-season with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday afternoon at Olympic Stadium.
New Impact manager Henry pushes all the right buttons in MLS coaching debut – Montreal Gazette
This might be nothing more than a distant memory, six weeks from now, when the Impact returns home following four road games — a setting in which, historically, this team has always struggled. But, for one afternoon, the Impact and its new head coach, Thierry Henry, can be proud of the character and resolve it displayed Saturday afternoon against the New England Revolution.
San Jose Earthquakes 2, Toronto FC 2 | 2020 MLS Match Recap – MLS
New acquisition Oswaldo Alanis punctuated a two-goal comeback with a curling stoppage-time free kick goal to salvage a draw for the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-2 against Toronto FC.
Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez has torn ACL – AJC
Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez sustained a torn ACL in his right knee in Saturday’s 2-1 season opening win at Nashville.
Carlos Vela, LAFC hand Inter Miami loss in MLS debut – NBC Sports
Imagine taking on the league’s best team and best player in your much-anticipated league debut? That’s exactly what Inter Miami had to endure on Sunday, and, as expected, it didn’t go too well.
Dynamo came back to earn a point as Chicharito had a Quiet debut in MLS – Prost Amerika
In a great afternoon for futbol, Dynamo kicked off its 15th season as they hosted Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and the LA Galaxy in H-Town in an exciting 1-1 draw.
PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL Jackson Cup Quarterfinals – BC Soccer Web
The 1/4 Finals have all been played, and the weekend was not a standard one. There were a couple blowouts, a shutout, and a stunning knockout. The 4 matches went like this.
North Van FC headed to BC Soccer Premier League – NS News
The North Vancouver Football Club will be taking its game to a new level starting in September of 2021.
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 U-20 power through to Quarterfinals at the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship – CSA
Canada will face USA in the Quarterfinals of the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Championship on Wednesday 4 March in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The two sides advanced from the Round of 16 on Saturday after Canada won 6:0 over Cuba and USA won 6:0 over St. Lucia.
CPL DEEP DIVE: How small-town soccer heroes defied the odds in CPL – CanPL
The kid that never made it. If you grew up in a small Canadian town, you know that story all too well – it’s a depressing one, and it goes something like this:
Former U of A Pandas soccer player paralyzed in bike crash in Costa Rica is well on her road to recovery – Global
A former University of Alberta Pandas soccer player is sharing her story of resilience after a life-changing accident while on a trip in Central America that left her paralyzed.
CPL pre-season roster tracker: How each team is shaping up – CanPL
Training camp officially kicks off this week with all eight clubs preparing for opening matches this Spring, starting with a Finals 2019 rematch at Tim Hortons Field between Forge FC and Cavalry FC on April 11.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
England make their case as USWNT’s new, true rivals – The Equalizer
Having contested the first official Women’s World Cup final against Norway in 1991, the United States set a new world rivalry into motion. The Americans would win that match and go on to face Norway again in the 1995 World Cup, losing the semifinal to the eventual champions. Norway’s exuberant postgame celebration infuriated the U.S., and the stage was set for the 1996 Atlanta Games — the first Olympics to feature women’s soccer.
Jill Scott has unfinished business before she retires – The Telegraph
It hardly feels incongruous to find Manchester City and England midfielder Jill Scott in a sports centre in Newcastle during half-term coaching 60 schoolchildren for Prince Harry’s grass-roots campaign Made By Sport. After all, she has run soccer schools for years. The JS8 coaching camps are part of a nest egg also encompassing motivational speaking – “Success is the problem, failure is the formula’, reads the latest keynote script – as Scott looks to life after football.
FIFA Inspectors Assess Potential Hosts Of The 2023 Women’s World Cup – Forbes
The race to stage the next FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 intensified last month with the world governing body’s inspection team visiting the five countries bidding to stage the newly-expanded 32 nation tournament.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Premier League, Carabao Cup and clásico: the weekend’s talking points – The Guardian
Underrated Pearson has transformed Watford, Wolves’ unsung hero comes to fore and Messi and Griezmann just don’t click
Man City’s domestic success unrivalled after latest Carabao Cup win – Pep Guardiola – Manchester City
Manchester City’s recent dominance of English competitions is unrivalled, says manager Pep Guardiola after winning a third successive Carabao Cup.
Round 27 review: Derby win takes OL fifth as top six triumph – Ligue 1
Lyon’s 2-0 win over Sainté put them right into European contention; PSG had Kylian Mbappé and OM had Dario Benedetto to thank for big wins; and Amiens’s hopes of survival took a blow as they lost 1-0 to FC Metz.
Zapata nets hat trick as Atalanta puts on show in win over Lecce – Sportsnet
On a day when one of Serie A’s biggest matches was postponed, Atalanta offered a spectacle of its own for its travelling fans, who had their temperatures checked before watching Atalanta rout Lecce 7-2 Sunday.
Serie A, soccer clubs clash in Italy amid coronavirus outbreak chaos – Lethbridge News Now
Five games scheduled in the top tier of the Italian league this weekend were postponed on Saturday in an attempt to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Bundesliga Bulletin: Fan protests dominate headlines, Bayern Munich pull away in title race – DW
In the final matchday in February, the headlines in the Bundesliga were about what happened off the pitch. On it, Bayern Munich took a huge step towards the title but Borussia Dortmund and Gladbach stayed in the race.
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim players refuse to play as fan protests escalate – DW
The Bundesliga fixture between Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim ended in extraordinary scenes after supporters again displayed banners insulting Hoffenheim benefactor Dietmar Hopp. Other Bundesliga games were also suspended.
Atletico held to draw by last-place Espanyol in La Liga – Sportsnet
Vinicius Junior finally had his big night with Real Madrid, scoring a goal in a decisive “clasico” against Barcelona.
FA Cup: League One Portsmouth eyeing Arsenal surprise – BBC Sport
Michael Eisner is not your typical League One club owner.
Budapest to host 2022 Europa League final – Yahoo Sports
The 2022 Europa League final will be played in Budapest, UEFA announced Monday following an executive committee meeting in Amsterdam.