VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY
MLS MATCHDAY # 32
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
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Whitecaps look to evolve identity while pushing for playoff position – National Post
The Whitecaps’ win over TFC was due in large part to the style they played — a strategy that originated with the players, not the interim coach.
The Biggest Challenges The Next Manager of the Vancouver Whitecaps Will Face – Eighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps are on the hunt for a new manager. But that manager is, to put it mildly, going to be dropped into a very difficult situation. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest challenges a new manager will have to overcome, in no particular order.
Vancouver Whitecaps and the presence of absence – Soccer Shorts
The Portuguese word Saudade superficially refers to the sadness we feel at the permanent absence of somebody or something from our lives. But its meanings are far more layered than that.
Here’s Scotland’s Johnny Russell – theWizard of Kansas – The Scotsman
In Johnny Russell’s footballing home of Sporting Kansas City that has acquired the sobriquet Soccer Capital of America, the 28-year-old Scotland striker hasn’t only made star-spangled banner headlines. He’s made headlines for a banner.
Impact eyes options to mitigate $11-million annual shortfall – Montreal Gazette
Team owner Joey Saputo outlined a number of initiatives that could improve the bottom line, starting with help from the city of Montreal.
MLS State of Play: Playoff, Supporters’ Shield races go to wire – NBC Sports
In a season which has very much underlined its superstars, Major League Soccer reaches its home stretch with plenty on the line for the teams of those megawatt names.
Minnesota United 0, Colorado Rapids 2 | 2018 MLS Match Recap – MLS
The Colorado Rapids claimed their second away win of 2018 in a tightly-fought encounter away to Minnesota United, with Yannick Boli’s second goal of the season handing Anthony Hudson’s side a 2-0 victory.
Recap: Houston Dynamo 2, Los Angeles FC 4 – Houston Dynamo
The Houston Dynamo scored early and late against Los Angeles FC Friday night, but four LAFC goals after a lengthy weather delay proved the difference as the Dynamo fell 4-2 at a rainy Banc of California Stadium.
Canouse’s late goal lifts United to 1-0 win over Dallas – DC United
A late goal lifted United to a 1-0 victory over the current leader of the Western Conference, FC Dallas, Saturday night in front of 19,601 fans at Audi Filed.
New England Revolution 2, Orlando City SC 0 | 2018 MLS Match Recap – MLS
In a battle of two teams starved for wins of late, the New England Revolution tasted victory with a 2-0 result over Orlando City SC at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.
“Save The Crew”; How Mission Seemingly Impossible, Now Seems Very Possible For The Columbus Crew – Forbes
Almost a year ago, on October 17, 2017, the owner of the Columbus Crew Anthony Precourt, announced his intention to relocate the team to Austin, Texas. It now looks like Precourt will get his wish, but the great news is that it will not be at the expense of the City of Columbus and its passionate Crew fan base.
Misson accomplished: Saved The Crew – Massive Report
After nearly a year of struggles, confusion, rumors court cases, you name it, the league is finally behind Columbus Crew SC not going anywhere. It was announced today that the first team in Major League Soccer appears set to stay in Columbus.
BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL Week 5 Results & Standings – BC Soccer Web
Here is how week 5 wrapped up, and what an absolute stunner of a weekend. We’ll take this weather for sure.
NCAA no. 1 ranked and unbeaten at home in 29 games – SFU
No. 1 ranked Simon Fraser University men’s soccer got goals from two of the top scorers in Division II to run its home unbeaten streak to an incredible 29 games—stretching over four years—with a 3-0 win over rival Western Washington.
Second straight shutout wraps up perfect week for SFU – SFU
Stinging their opponents, the Simon Fraser University women’s soccer team scored a buzzer beater to end the first half on Saturday afternoon and held on to win their third straight game.
Yli-Hietanen scores twice as Thunderbirds take Top 10 tilt – UBC
The No. 1-ranked UBC Thunderbirds scored a pair of second-half goals to pull away for a 3-2 win over No. 9 Trinity Western Saturday at Chase Office Field.
KASHIMA SETS CW SINGLE-SEASON ASSIST RECORD IN WIN OVER COUGARS – TWU
With three assists, Trinity Western’s Seina Kashima (Burnaby, B.C.) set the Canada West single-season assists record in Saturday’s 7-0 win over Mount Royal at Chase Office Field.
T-Birds get past Cougars to cap off road trip – UBC
UBC enjoyed spread out scoring with goals from four different players on Sunday afternoon as the No. 6-ranked Thunderbirds downed the University of Regina women’s soccer team 4-1 at the U of R Field.
Vikes shutout Cougars in Regina – UVic
The University of Victoria Vikes cruised past the Regina Cougars in Saskatchewan on Oct. 13. Rachel Baird scored twice for the Vikes in the 4-0 shutout victory.
Cascades men’s soccer back to .500 after road loss to Vikes – UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team hit a speed bump on the road on Saturday, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Victoria Vikes.
Ventura’s ninth gives Vikes victory in final home game of season – UVic
Matteo Ventura scored his ninth goal of the season and the game winner on Oct. 13 when the University of Victoria Vikes defeated the Fraser Valley Cascades by a score of 2-1 at Centennial Stadium in Victoria.
WSOC: WolfPack shut out by Bisons – Canada West
They aren’t out but its going to be tough for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack to get into the 2018 Canada West women’s soccer league playoffs.
MSOC: Jubinville goal gives TWolves 1-0 win over Heat – Canada West
After their previous three meetings all ended in scoreless draws, both the UNBC Timberwolves and UBC Okanagan Heat knew offense would be tough to come by. One goal would likely be enough offense, and it proved to be, as the TWolved edged the Heat 1-nil on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Prince George.
Second-half goals come fast and furious as Cascades, Pandas battle to draw – UFV
The UFV Cascades and Alberta Pandas engaged in a wild second-half shootout on Saturday evening at MRC Sports Complex, and when the dust had settled, the two teams were all square at 3-3.
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 qualifies for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and Concacaf Women’s Championship Final with 7:0 Semi-Final win over Panama – CSA
Canada has qualified for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 after defeating Panama 7:0 in the tournament Semi-Final in Frisco, Texas.
Canada rolls past Panama to book World Cup spot – SN
It will be the seventh consecutive World Cup appearance for the Reds, whose best finish came in 2003 when they earned fourth place.
Canada national team must “earn the trust” of skeptical fans, says Herdman – MLS
Things are looking up for the Canadian national team, with another World Cup cycle beginning soon and an exciting generation of young talent rising through the ranks.
Hutchinson to retire from Canada’s national team after Gold Cup – Sportsnet
Canadian soccer’s favourite son has come home. After taking a year off from international duty, Atiba Hutchinson is back with the Canadian national team, recalled for next Tuesday’s Concacaf Nations League qualifier against Dominica at Toronto’s BMO Field.
Childhood friends Cavallini and Osorio reunited with Canada – The Star
Together they rank as Canada’s top soccer players currently plying their trade in North America. And Lucas Cavallini and Jonathan Osorio go way back.
Canada defence in ‘assessment period’ ahead of Gold Cup – Sportsnet
It’s easy to be swept up in the hype when glancing at the latest Canadian men’s national team roster. Seeing Alphonso Davies, Cyle Larin, Ballou Tabla, Junior Hoilett, Lucas Cavallini, Jonathan David and many others on the same roster is a nice sight for fans, who have seldom witnessed this level of depth in quality. However, there is equal intrigue with the defence.
Dal blanks St. F.X., moves into tie for first in AUS men’s soccer – Chronicle Herald
The Dalhousie Tigers won their fifth in a row and moved into a tie for first in the Atlantic university men’s soccer standings with a 4-0 shutout of the St. Francis Xavier X-Men Saturday afternoon in Antigonish.
Cape Breton University soccer teams post wins over visiting Tigers – Cape Breton Post
The Cape Breton Capers soccer teams found the win column on Sunday, including a battle for first place won by the men’s side.
Vaughan Rounds Out Perfect Group Stage With 3-2 Defeat Of London – League1 Ontario
It was a cool and rainy Friday evening in London as the hosts and Vaughan played their last round robin game in Group A.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Get Ready: The 2018 USL Cup Playoffs Are Here – USL
The biggest regular season in the USL’s history concluded this weekend as the final four berths in the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs were claimed in dramatic fashion across the 16-game slate on Saturday and Sunday, setting the matchups for the opening weekend of action on the road to the 2018 USL Cup on Thursday, Nov. 8.
FOXES CLOSE OUT USL SEASON WITH LOSS TO REAL MONARCHS – Fresno FC
Charlie Adams goal at the 37th minute saw the visitors escape with a 1-0 result at Chukchansi Park.
The Swope Park Rangers Crush Los Dos to Earn Playoff Spot – Blue Testatment
It took every single game of the 2018 USL season to make it happen but the Swope Park Rangers punched their ticket to the USL Cup Playoffs on Sunday. They hosted the LA Galaxy II at Children’s Mercy Park and laid waste to the California B-Team.
Orange County SC finish 2018 USL regular season as Western Conference No. 1 seed – Angels on Parade
Orange County SC left the door open, but results broke their way on Saturday, as they finished the 2018 USL regular season in first place in the Western Conference, thereby clinching the top seed in the conference for the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs.
A year in the booth – Sounder at Heart
Over the past season I was part of the broadcast team for Seattle Sounders FC 2. Fifteen-and-a-half matches saw me in the role as an analyst (I missed one to spend with my brother-in-law and the #SaH10 event made it difficult as we tested the ability for me to do things on a wireless). When Creative Director Casey Catherwood approached me about the role I explained I had produced play-by-play (Sonics, Storm, Cougars), but never been part of it. I was, and remain, scared.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
International Roundup: Canada, US qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and advance to CWC Final – Houston Dynamo
The Canadian Women’s National Team secured their spot in next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup with a 7-0 victory over Panama in Frisco, Texas. Allysha Chapman logged a full 90-minute shift and Nichelle Prince tallied three assists in 45 minutes of action after she entered the game in the second half. The forward has now contributed to a quarter of CanWNT’s 24 goals in the tournament.
France 2019 joy for North American heavyweights – FIFA
Stars of Canada and USA were naturally delighted to seal their passage to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ after substantial semi-final victories in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
Megan Rapinoe goes off on FIFA – The Equalizer
As U.S. Soccer gets set to take on 64th ranked Jamaica in the semifinals of the Concacaf Women’s Championship on Sunday night at Toyota Stadium all the chatter has been about money. Specifically, prize money, and the lack of care and consideration FIFA has for women’s football. The total pot of money distributed to the 24 teams at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is expected to be $30 million dollars. That’s a 100 percent increase from $15 million distributed across 24 teams at the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
The High Price of CONCACAF’s Low Investment in Women’s Soccer – Backline Soccer
The 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship has been strange. Both Jamaica and Panama have made the semifinals while Costa Rico and Mexico–two teams that were expected to make the cut–are now out of the tournament. The only really expected result that has held is both Canada and the US making the semifinals. Well that and CONCACAF federations sending teams that are ill-prepared due to a lack of resources.
#UWCL round of 16 starts Wednesday – UEFA
Holders Lyon face Ajax, Wolfsburg meet Atlético and Chelsea take on Fiorentina in the round of 16 from Wednesday.
Ellie Carpenter says Canberra best club to prepare her for World Cup – Sydney Morning Herald
Matildas teenage superstar Ellie Carpenter admits she had “a lot of offers” from rival clubs but decided to re-sign with Canberra United because of one person.
Arsenal Women must handle pressure of thrashing Chelsea 5-0 – Joe Montemurro – Evening Standard
Joe Montemurro has challenged his Arsenal side to handle the weight of expectations that will follow their stunning 5-0 win over Chelsea as they look to establish themselves as one of Europe’s top sides once more.
Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action – The Guardian
Arsenal look unstoppable, Chelsea are missing Chapman, miserly Birmingham win again and Yeovil are improving.
REPORT: UCD Waves 0-1 Shelbourne Ladies – Irish WNL
Shelbourne’s slim chances of regaining the Women’s National League title remain alive following a hard-fought 1-0 win over UCD Waves at Jackson Park on Sunday afternoon.
UEFA increases women’s grants by 50% and commits to #WhatIf campaign – Inside World Football
UEFA is boosting its women’s development funding for member associations by an extra €50,000 annually from 2020.
Ensemble piece The Wolves gives voice to a girls’ soccer team – Recorder & Times
The Wolves was a Pulitzer Prize Drama finalist in 2017 and made the New York Times’ list of the best 25 American plays written since Angels In America. The Wolves takes place in an in-door soccer facility the Wolves warm-up before games. Pre-game rituals include stretching, dribbling, kibitzing, gossiping, and feuding between the nine team members.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UEFA Nations League: what to watch out for – UEFA
Spain could clinch a finals spot today, while Iceland need a win to avoid relegation.
UEFA Nations League Rewind: Portugal tops Poland, Lukaku keeps scoring for Belgium, and more – SBI
UEFA Nations League play returned on Thursday with Portugal topping Poland, Romelu Lukaku picking up two more goals for Belgium and England drawing level with Croatia. Greece topped Hungary with a 1-0 win while Austria matched the scoreline against Northern Ireland.
Italy earns first competitive win in a year – The Star
Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup.
Spain v England: England fans’ disorder in Seville unacceptable, says FA – BBC Sport
The behaviour of some England fans has been unacceptable before Monday’s Nations League match against Spain in Seville, says the Football Association.
CLASSIQUE: NO PSG FANS AT THE VÉLODROME – Ligue 1
PSG fans will not be permitted to travel to Marseille’s Orange Vélodrome for the first Classique of the season as the city’s security forces will already be occupied with a number of other events on the same day. It has become customary for this fixture – or its reverse – to be held without visiting fans, and it will be the case once again on October 28 when OM and PSG clash for the first time this season.
Usain Bolt shocked by surprise doping tests as he chases A-League contract – SN
The world’s fastest man is still being chased for drug tests with Usain Bolt left less than impressed after being handed a notice by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.
Bolt ‘leaving Mariners for Europe’ makes way for real stars of show – Sydney Morning Herald
There was plenty of star power in the room at the launch of the A-League and W-League seasons on Monday. But the bloke who has brought an unprecedented worldwide buzz to Australian football was nowhere to be seen – and it may even be that he is never seen again in a Central Coast Mariners shirt.
‘I’ll only play for France’ – West Ham’s Issa Diop ditches Morocco and Senegal for World Cup champions – SN
West Ham United defender Issa Diop has stated his readiness to ‘play for only France and no one else’ at international level.
Caribbean clearout: FIFA bans Dominican Republic’s Guzman for 10 years – Inside World Football
FIFA ethics committee judges have banned the former president of Dominican Republic’s federation for 10 years from all football-related activities at both national and international level.
Financial rewards for promotion are wonderful but potentially have a sting in tail – The Telegraph
I have argued vociferously that the financial gap between the steps of the football pyramid are obscene and growing, with the big six Premier League clubs unwilling to relinquish any of their wealth and the status it guarantees.
Yashir Pinto: The Palestine international found on LinkedIn – BBC Sport
Yashir Pinto looks tired, and it’s difficult to blame him. He has just played an international friendly in Kyrgyzstan, but it is the jetlag rather than the football that is afflicting him. It took him 32 hours to reach Bishkek from his home in Coquimbo in Chile, a route that took in Santiago, Madrid and Istanbul. But when Palestine come calling, he doesn’t think twice.
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.