BC Soccer News, Monday, November 18, 2019


Episode 367 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Cobblers featuring Axel Schuster, John Herdman, Rob Gale, and Fredy Montero) [NSFW]AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps finally have their new sporting director and we’ve come all over a little German for this week’s show. We look at the hiring of Axel Schuster and what it might mean for the club, as well as hearing from the man himself. Plus all the other big Whitecaps and MLS stories and rumours from the past seven days.

Whitecaps hire longtime German soccer executive Axel SchusterLethbridge News Now
The man hired as the Vancouver Whitecaps new sporting director says he cant simply wave a magic wand over the club.

Bred in the Bundesliga: Meet Axel SchusterWhitecaps FC
It’s not every day you come across a resume with the reigning UEFA Champions League-winning head coach listed as a reference, but that was the case for new Whitecaps FC sporting director Axel Schuster. That, and 20 years of experience at the top levels of German football.

Should Doneil Henry be Back in 2019?Eighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps recently announced they had picked up the options on three players, released some others, and are still in negotiations with four more players. One of the players they are still in negotiations with is Doneil Henry.

2019 MLS Expansion Draft: Official list of players eligible for selectionMLS
The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft will be held at 2:30 PM PT on Tuesday, November 19, streaming live on MLSsoccer.com and the free MLS app.


VISL Division 1 Results and Standings, Week 10BC Soccer Web
The wet weekend has come to a close, thankfully we have turf fields or else many games would have been cancelled as we saw a lot of rain this weekend. Week 10 lived up to it’s expectations as many games had a big impact on current standings.

Simon Fraser Ends Regular Season with a Victorious 2 -1 Score Against Saint Martin’s University SFU
It remains to be seen if Simon Fraser will be playing playoff soccer.

Partnership with Vancouver Island teams benefits Powell River youth soccerPowell River Peak
Comox-based Riptide provides opportunities for players and coaches to enhance their skills.

BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in CanadaBC 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! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: FC Tigers Vancouver 4 Victoria Highlanders 4 (FC Tigers win 4-2 on PKs), July 28, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer is now accepting candidate applications for its Board of Directors for terms commencing November 2019. Elections for these positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 2nd .

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 RefereeBCSA
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 SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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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 falls to USA in Concacaf Nations League A return legCSA
Canada hold but a three-point group lead after an away 1:4 loss to USA in their Friday night Concacaf Nations League A international soccer match. Steven Vitoria was the lone goalscorer as Canada finished with nine points from four matches in group play. USA closes out their four-match schedule with an away match against Cuba on Tuesday 19 November needing a victory to secure first place in Group A and a spot in the Final Four.

Canada overwhelmed by reinvigorated U.S. as ‘Hex’ hopes fadeSportsnet
Canada’s hopes of progressing to the Concacaf Nations League semifinals, and qualifying for the hexagonal phase of World Cup qualifying, are now under threat.

Dest dazzles in cap-tying USMNT win against CanadaSBI
Sergino Dest had every reason to feel nervous heading into Friday’s U.S. Men’s National Team match against Canada. He was set to play in the match that would seal his international soccer fate for life, and a match that was a must-win for a USMNT in danger of crashing out Nations League.

Canada vs USA Tactical Review: Plenty of lessons to be learned for Les Rouges in OrlandoBTS
With Canada’s 4-1 loss against the US now behind us, we take a step back and break down how the game went from a tactical standpoint, as the US bounced back nicely from Canada’s tactical dominance in October.

Draft picks, national team call-ups and award nominations – it’s been a busy offseason already for Cavalry FCAFTN
Cavalry FC’s inaugural Canadian Premier League campaign ended just two weeks ago, but it’s already been a newsworthy offseason at Spruce Meadows.


Real Monarchs beat Louisville City to win first ever USL CupNBC Sports
Real Monarchs scored three unanswered goals as they routed Louisville City 3-1 at Lynn Stadium to win their first ever USL Cup title.

Monarchs Make History, Claim 2019 USL Championship FinalUSL
Real Monarchs SLC opened the night on the wrong end of a piece of USL Championship Final history. It ended by making history of its own.


Arsenal beat Spurs in front of WSL-record crowd of 38,262NBC Sports
The first north London derby in the Women’s Super League produced a record crowd of 38,262 for the competition on Sunday when Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Tottenham.

Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Broken records, Arsenal’s missing link from Austria and what Phil Neville could learn from Manchester United.

Sources: USL Serious in Launching Women’s Pro League to Rival NWSLSI.com
According to sources, several ownership groups of USL men’s teams—which play in the second and third divisions on the men’s side—have already confirmed their interest in having a team in the proposed D1 women’s league, that would directly compete against the NWSL.

ESPN, NBC and beIN Favorites to Land Sought After NWSL Media RightsSI.com
NWSL media rights negotiations for the 2020-2022 seasons are underway and it appears as if just about every major television broadcaster (see: ESPN, CBS, NBC, FOX, Turner & BeIN) will express interest in carrying league games.

Players in Spanish women’s league go on strikeNBC Sports
Spanish women’s league players have gone on strike this weekend demanding better wages and worker protections. Both of Saturday’s games and the six games scheduled for Sunday were postponed due to the players’ refusal to play.

Spanish women’s football strike a double-edged swordAS
This strike is simply another backward step for a sport that was last season enjoying a large boost in popularity.


EURO qualifying wrap: France, Iceland, Turkey earn winsNBC Sports
With their tickets already booked to next summer’s big tournament, France and Turkey picked up wins in Sunday’s Euro qualifying action, which saw defending champions Portugal clinch qualification.

‘There is an anger’: where did it all go wrong for Scotland?The Guardian
It’s 21 years and counting since Scotland last qualified for a major tournament – if they don’t reach Euro 2020 it would be the most severe blow yet.

Senegal, Nigeria stay perfect in African Cup qualifyingYahoo Sports
Famara Diedhiou scored a hat trick in a game interrupted by heavy rain as Senegal beat Eswatini 4-1 on Sunday for two wins out of two in qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

Brazil defeat the form book and Mexico to take U-17 world titleInside World Football
Brazil have won the U-17 World Cup on home soil, coming from behind to defeat Mexico 2-1 in dramatic style, a considerable feat as the Brazilians had initially failed to qualify for the tournament. Substitute Lazaro was Brazil’s hero again with a 93rd-minute winner.

Brazilians look to future after historic triumphFIFA
In defeating Mexico 2-1 in the final of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Estadio Bezerraoao on Sunday, Brazil’s U-17 team achieved an unprecedented feat. For the first time ever in an 11-a-side tournament, A Seleção were crowned world champions in their own country, in contrast to the disappointing senior-team FIFA World Cup experiences in 1950 and 2014.

Bundesliga club Mainz hires the coach fired by CologneYahoo Sports
Nine days after being fired by Cologne, Achim Beierlorzer is back in the Bundesliga as coach of Mainz.

Grimsby Town: Michael Jolley left club after expletive-laden rant at reportersThe Guardian
Michael Jolley’s foul-mouthed tirade towards local journalists played a part in him losing his job as Grimsby Town manager, director John Fenty has said.

Manchester United post slight revenue increase but net debt risesFour Four Two
United are expecting 2020 annual revenue to be down this year to somewhere between £560-580million, compared to £627.1million for the year ending June 30, 2019.

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