BC Soccer News, Monday, November 25, 2019


VIDEO: All Access: Week one with Axel SchusterWhitecaps FC
From his introductory press conference to inside the war room, we take a look at Axel Schuster’s first days as Whitecaps FC sporting director.

The S in MLS doesn’t stand for sentimentalitySBI
Across Major League Soccer, long-serving players saw their tenures ended, disappearing underneath the wave of roster compliance announcements that delivered a harsh reminder of the realities of a salary cap league.

2019 MLS Players eligible for Free Agency, Re-Entry Draft, Waiver DraftMLS
MLS announced on Friday the lists of players eligible for End-of-Year Waivers, Free Agency, and Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Process. In advance of these three postseason roster mechanisms, the transition from a rolling calendar to a single announcement date adds to the transparency of disclosing the contract status of all option-declined and out-of-contract players following Thursday’s option exercise deadline.

MLS club Atlanta United partners with Scotland’s Aberdeen FCSportsnet
Atlanta United has announced a strategic partnership with Scottish club Aberdeen FC.


VISL Division 1 Results and Standings, Week 11 BC Soccer Web
The top flight of amateur soccer has wrapped up for the weekend, and it has served up a couple surprises to say the least. Division 1 continues to show its parity over the year, and here is a snapshot of what happened on Grey Cup Weekend.

Panorama Ridge wins all-Surrey final at B.C. high school championshipsSurrey Now Leader
Two Surrey teams fought for the AAA Boys high school soccer championship, and Panorama Ridge Thunder came out on top.

Trust the kids: U-21 CPLers rack up significant minutes in Year 1CanPL
How often does a professional sports team go well above and beyond when it comes to meeting a squad requirement implemented by a league? How about 13-times over? That’s exactly what Pacific FC did in Year 1 of the Canadian Premier League.

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!

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.

Power Soccer in BC SportAbility BC
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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.

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Canada Soccer to play milestone 100th Para Soccer matchCSA
Canada Soccer will feature in its 100th international Para Soccer match this Saturday 30 November in Cromer, Australia. The 2019 international friendly is part of a two-match series that will close out Canada’s 15th international season since their debut at the 2005 World Championships. The two matches are scheduled Saturday and Sunday at Cromer Park.


Energy FC Appoints John Pascarella as Head CoachUSL
OKC Energy FC announced on Friday the appointment of John Pascarella as the club’s new Head Coach ahead of the 2020 USL Championship season. Pascarella is the third coach in the club’s seven-year history.

Nashville Quartet Signed to Major League Soccer DealsUSL
Nashville Soccer Club announced today it had signed midfielder Matt LaGrassa, defenders Ken Tribbett and Taylor Washington and forward Alan Winn to Major League Soccer contracts for the 2020 season. The foursome moves to Major League Soccer after playing for Nashville SC’s USL Championship side.


Down to eight: Here are the NCAA tournament quarterfinalistsNCAA
The third round of the 2019 DI women’s soccer tournament on Sunday saw impressive wins by the higher seeds. No. 1 seeds North Carolina, Florida State and Stanford were among the winners.

Vivianne Miedema’s cool strike gives Arsenal edge over Liverpool in WSLThe Guardian
Vicky Jepson said Liverpool “have too much quality in our squad to worry,” after defeat by Arsenal extended their league run to seven without a win.

Victory out to stake claim for W-League in AsiaSMH
Melbourne Victory’s W-League side have the chance to make history this week by becoming the first Asian women’s club champion in a four-team tournament being staged in South Korea.

Emma Hayes: ‘The WSL is the best league in the world. This is a utopia’The Guardian
The Chelsea manager, who has pulled off the signing of Australia captain Sam Kerr, believes the English game is surging forward.

No host for AFCON 2020 women as Congo pull out and South Africa say no thanksInside World Football
South Africa have turned down an approach to step in as emergency hosts of next year’s women’s African Cup of Nations finals after Congo pulled out.


Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Wolves defying fears of Europa League slump, Harvey Barnes shows Leicester’s potential and Unai Emery’s woes deepen.

VAR wrongly changed four calls in Premier League gamesSportsnet
The head of English Premier League refereeing came clean when he faced club executives over the imperfections of using video assistant referees.

PSG prepared for their trip to Real Madrid in the best possible way, beating Lille on Neymar’s injury return; while Stéphane Ruffier brought up appearance number 303 in Saint-Etienne’s draw with Montpellier.

Bundesliga Bulletin: Gladbach stumble, Dortmund crumble and Lewandowski blanksDW
It was a weekend of high drama at the top of the table as leaders Gladbach came unstuck, Dortmund fell apart and Bayern got back to their best. The same can’t be said of Hertha Berlin, who are in big trouble.

Barcelona exploits set pieces in comeback win at LeganesSportsnet
With its world-class attack falling short against the worst team in the Spanish league, Barcelona turned to an underused weapon to remain atop the standings.

Ranieri slowly turning things around at SampdoriaTSN
Slowly but surely, Claudio Ranieri is making an impression at Sampdoria.

Flamengo’s historic Copa Libertadores win down to ‘Gabigol’ heroics and River mistakesESPN
Football has a way of bringing people back down to earth and Flamengo’s last-gasp 2-1 Copa Libertadores win over River Plate was a case study in that reality.

Flamengo win Brazilian championship 24 hours after Copa Libertadores victoryBBC Sport
Flamengo have won the Brazilian championship without kicking a ball, just 24 hours after their dramatic Copa Libertadores victory.

Giovinco helps Al Hilal capture Asian Champions League titleTSN
Salem Al-Dawsari and Bafetimbi Gomis scored in the second half on Sunday as Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal beat Urawa Reds 2-0 to win the Asian Champions League final 3-0 on aggregate.

For and against sacking Unai Emery, Manuel Pellegrini and Marco SilvaThe Guardian
All three managers are under pressure and could lose their jobs soon. Our writers outline why that would be good and bad.

NCAA men’s soccer tournament 2019 bracket: Check out upcoming schedule, resultsMLS
The 2019 NCAA men’s soccer tournament is in full gear with 24 teams dreaming of advancing to the College Cup at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Dec. 13-15.

Brazil reach quarter-finals, trio bounce backFIFA
After defeating Portugal in one of the group stage’s most highly-anticipated encounters, Brazil became the third team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019. This was the South Americans’ seventh consecutive success versus the Portuguese in eight World Cup meetings.

Robbie Savage signs for Stockport Town in 10th tierBBC Sport
The 45-year-old last played for Derby in the Championship, retiring after his final game against Reading in May 2011 to pursue a career in the media.

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