VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Atlanta United 3, New York Red Bulls 0 | 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Match Recap – MLS
Atlanta United finally earned their first win over the New York Red Bulls, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Atlanta expected the Red Bulls to abandon the press, and it took advantage – ESPN
More than 70,000 fans packed into Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday night to watch their hometown Atlanta United in the first leg of the Eastern Conference championship.
Scoreless first leg against Sporting already bringing away goals into focus for Timbers – Portland Timbers
A 0-0 first leg result can test everything you believe about soccer’s away goal rule – the custom that says come the end of a two-legged series, tie goes to the team that scored more often away from home.
Timbers, Sporting KC both in “good position” after Leg 1 stalemate – MLS
When two teams play to a scoreless draw in the first leg of an Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs series, like the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City did on Sunday in the Western Conference Championship, each side can take heart in still being very much in the tie.
Giuseppe Rossi returns home, ‘would love to sit down to talk’ with Red Bulls or NYCFC – Pro Soccer USA
Since being released from Serie A side Genoa in late May, Rossi, a 31-year-old free agent has called the Red Bulls training facility in Whippany, N.J., his second home.
BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL Week 11 Results & Standings – BC Soccer Web
Week 11 has passed us by, and there were plenty of interesting story lines in the top flight of the Island Soccer League – Division 1.
VMSL Week 11 Round-up: Nick Soolsma hits FOURTEEN as Campo capitulate and top of the table gets even tighter – AFTN
Former TFC striker Nick Soolsma became a one man wrecking crew in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League this past weekend, hitting 14 goals (yes FOURTEEN, and yes in one match) in a performance for the ages, and certainly one he’ll be telling the grandkids about in years to come.
Strong second half not enough as Cowichan United falls to Castaways – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Cowichan took the lead early in the U21 soccer match on a goal by Logan Kits, but the momentum changed a few minutes later when Castaways capitalized on a controversial penalty shot.
Nelson Soccer Association achieves provincial standard – Nelson Star
NSA president Chuck Bennett said the standard doesn’t have much practical value, but it does promote the quality of the city’s biggest sports organization.
WLYSA to host winter futsal season – Williams Lake Tribune
Those wanting to extend their soccer season into the winter will now have a chance thanks to a new initiative from the Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association.
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
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.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Canada make history with 1:0 Quarter-final win over Germany at Uruguay 2018 – CSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-17 team have earned a Semi-final berth at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 for the first time in program history. Canada defeated Germany 1:0 in the Quarter-final at Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo on a goal by Jordyn Huitema (83’). It was Canada’s first win in a FIFA women’s youth tournament knockout match since 2002.
Canada stuns Germany: Will go to U-17 World Cup’s final four – the11.ca
Soccer tournaments can be totally topsy-turvy affairs. A team can look dominant one day, then flat the next. And vice versa.
Sacramento And Kovacevic Selected As 2018 League1 MVPs – League1 Ontario
In 2018, two League1 Ontario players had their MVP tickets punched by nearly all voters. In votes, they ended up head and shoulders above the competition.
Durham’s Mohammadi And London’s Marcoccia To Share Women’s Coach Of The Year Award – League1 Ontario
In the League1 women’s division, there are numerous coaches that fit this description, and in choosing the 2018 League1 Women’s Coach Of The Year – the jury of League1 technical staff couldn’t settle on just one.
FC London’s Marcoccia Named Men’s Coach Of The Year – League1 Ontario
No team gets anywhere without a good gaffer and League1 is blessed with many established and up-and-coming coaches working tirelessly to unlock their team’s potential.
In their own words: CPL’s head coaches share individual philosophies, styles – Canadian Premier League
Seven new clubs, featuring seven inaugural coaches, in a new league with new rules and rosters and venues and almost everything. Like you and me and everyone else, new jobs offer fresh starts — opportunities to showcase your ideas and ability.
On Grey Cup Sunday, let’s talk about what the CanPL championship trophy should be – the11.ca
I’m sitting in the bowels of the Commonwealth Stadium complex, waiting for the kickoff of the Grey Cup. And, the big national championship day for the other football has me thinking about what a Canadian Premier League title will look like come the fall of 2019.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
WWPL gets to 11 clubs for 2019 – GoalWA
WWPL gets to 11 clubs for 2019
The Western Washington Premier League has added an 11th club ahead of the league meeting to be held December 5 in Tacoma. The newest club will represent Bellevue under the name BeSea FC.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Mexico and Canada book historic semi spots – FIFA
Mexico and Canada enjoyed an evening to remember at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 on Sunday, eliminating the highly-fancied pair of Ghana and Germany, and qualifying for the last four of the tournament for the first time ever.
Scintillating Kerr shows marquee mettle as Perth fell Melbourne City – Sydney Morning Herald
The W-League’s marquee player Sam Kerr scored twice and set up another two goals to lead Perth Glory to an action-packed 5-2 home win over three-time reigning champions Melbourne City at nib Stadium on Sunday night.
Birmingham win comfortably at Liverpool to keep race for second European spot intriguingly poised – Yahoo Sports
It feels churlish to demand more from a Birmingham side that have already confounded the expectations of so many outsiders this season, but against opponents as porous as Liverpool they probably should have had more than two goals to show.
Arsenal Women 4-1 Brighton & Hove Albion Women: Gunners win ninth game in a row – BBC Sport
Leaders Arsenal overcame an early Ini Umotong goal to ease past Brighton and keep their 100% WSL record intact.
Mali break new ground joining Nigeria, SA, and Cameroon in AFCON women’s semis – Inside World Football
Mali progressed to the knockout phase of the women’s African Cup of Nations for the first time in seven attempts at the expense of hosts Ghana in group A. Reigning champions Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon complete the semi-final line-up.
Banyana Banyana ease into semi-final of Women’s AFCON – Sport 24
Banyana Banyana are through to the semi-finals of the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations following a 1-1 draw against Zambia in the Battle of the South played at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana on Saturday.
Concacaf, CFU chiefs agree fairy tale achievement lights way for women’s game – Jamaica Observer
Concacaf President Victor Montagliani says the success of Jamaica’s women footballers could be the catalyst for a revolution of the feminine game.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
European Weekend Rewind: Tottenham downs Chelsea, Real Madrid blanked, and more – SBI
Tottenham Hotspur returned to domestic play, hoping to keep their winning ways going against a London rival.
Copa Libertadores final postponed at Boca Juniors request – NBC Sports
Boca Juniors have requested that the second leg of the Copa Libertadores Final be postponed again following Saturday’s chaotic day at El Monumental.
South American shambles: How Boca vs River descended into Copa Libertadores farce – SN
A game which most fans and officials would have wanted to be remembered as a spectacle of football has descended into a desperate farce after River fans blitzed the Boca bus ahead of the second leg.
La Liga: Sevilla moves top, Girona tops Espanyol in Barcelona – NBC Sports
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid drew on Saturday, and now see a new league leader as a result.
WEEK 14 REVIEW: CAVANI ON POINT, OL RIDE DERBY WIN – Ligue 1
Edinson Cavani showcased his quality as a Neymar- and Mbappé-less PSG continued their perfect start to the season while Lyon climbed to second on the back of their win over ASSE and OM’s Florian Thauvin cut loose.
Serie A: Lazio rescues Milan draw, Napoli held, Empoli wins late – NBC Sports
Napoli and Lazio both took the field on Sunday hoping to entrench themselves in a top four position, but came away with disappointing draws. Napoli was held off the scoreboard, while Lazio needed a stoppage time goal just to earn the lone point.
Republic of Ireland appoint McCarthy with Kenny to take over in 2020 – SN
Mick McCarthy has been appointed as the new Republic of Ireland manager but will be replaced by Stephen Kenny after the Euro 2020 finals.
Barcelona become first sports team to average £10m a year in wages – The Guardian
Barcelona have become the first sports team in history with average first-team pay in excess of £10m a year, according to the latest Global Sports Salary Survey, which also shows the extent to which wages are spiralling across all sports.
Hazard admits he could leave Chelsea soon – NBC Sports
Get ready to hide behind your sofa, Chelsea fans. Eden Hazard has once again been talking about his future at Stamford Bridge.
Redemption? Scolari returns to winning ways in Brazil with Palmeiras – Inside World Football
Can there ever be redemption after losing a World Cup semi-final 7-1 on home soil? Perhaps not, but Luiz Felipe Scolari must have felt a measure of satisfaction as he led Palmeiras to the Brazilian championship on Sunday, just months after having joined the Sao Paulo club.
Genoa and Sampdoria give wounded city a brief window of escape – The Guardian
For one evening the Stadio Luigi Ferraris was a world unto itself in a city still recovering from the Morandi bridge disaster.
The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online) – BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.