VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Vancouver Whitecaps 2019 Season Roundup Part 3: Will they stay or will they go? – Eighty-Six Forever
In part 3 of our season roundup, we look at some players that have question marks around them being with the club in 2020. In addition, we look at the best plan for developing the young talent of the Whitecaps.
Seattle Sounders fully confident they can hang with LAFC in playoff showdown – MLS
The Seattle Sounders know where they stand going into Tuesday’s Western Conference Final against LAFC at Banc of California Stadium.
MLS Cup in Seattle? Sounders know it’s possible, but they must overcome a major obstacle first – Seattle Times
Serenaded by dozens of flag-waving, chanting supporters, the Sounders wrapped up possibly their final home training session of the season Sunday hoping to give their faithful an even bigger home show.
Toronto FC coach says Jozy Altidore continues to work his way back to health – Delta Optimist
The waiting game continues on Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore. The big man, who missed TFC’s playoff wins over D.C. United and New York City FC with a quad strain, was at training Sunday but went for a solo run with a trainer apart from the rest of the team in the portion of the session open to the media.
On Frame: Has Dome Torrent coached his final game for New York City FC? – Pro Soccer USA
The coach who guided City to the franchise’s best season may now be on his way out. During his postgame news conference, Dome Torrent intimated the Toronto loss could very well have been his final match with the club. When asked if he had a desire to return for the 2020 season, Torrent was not vague with his response.
FC Cincinnati’s Richey training with Crystal Palace; MLS offseason dates – Cincinnati Soccer Talk
FC Cincinnati goalkeeper Spencer Richey is in London training with English Premier League side Crystal Palace through Nov. 6, making him the club’s first player to train with an EPL club, according to an FC Cincinnati media release.
PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL Division 1 Results and Standings – Week 7 – BC Soccer Web
Week 7 is in the books, and while most may have gone “according to plan”, there was still a little bit of drama to confuse things.
VIU Mariners dominant in defending provincial championship – Nanaimo Bulletin
The VIU Mariners not only defended their women’s championship, they left no doubts that they’re best in the PacWest.
A Royals Gold – PACWEST
For the second time in three seasons the Douglas Royals are PACWEST men’s soccer champions after a 1-0 victory over the top seeded VIU Mariners.
UBC shuts out Saskatchewan to earn spot at Canada West women’s soccer Final Four – UBC
A three-goal first half was more than enough for the visiting UBC Thunderbirds to pull out the 4-0 win over the Saskatchewan Huskies in Canada West quarter-final action on Sunday afternoon.
T-Birds score late to edge Golden Bears in quarterfinal playoff action – UBC
In the midst of a grinding affair the UBC Thunderbirds perseverance payed of with a late tally to get past the visiting Alberta Golden Bears 1-0 in Canada West quarter-final playoff action on a windy Friday evening at Thunderbird Stadium.
Jordan Haynes’ “worldly” Olimpico fires UBC Thunderbirds into Canada West Final Four – AFTN
The number one seeded UBC Thunderbirds are heading back to the Canada West Final Four after a hard-fought 1-0 quarter-final win over the visiting University of Alberta Golden Bears in wild and windy conditions at Thunderbird Stadium on Friday night.
WSOC: Cascades fall to Spartans in Canada West quarter-finals – UFV
For the third year in a row, the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team saw its season come to an end with a one-goal loss to the Trinity Western Spartans in the Canada West quarter-finals.
Buoyed by hearty crowd, MRU soccer men win first playoff match – Calgary Sun
History has once again been made for the Mount Royal Cougars men’s soccer team, which moves onto the Canada West semi-final after defending home turf one last time with an emotional 2-1 victory over the Thompson Rivers WolfPack on Saturday afternoon.
MSOC: Simon Fraser drops tight decision to Western Washington, 2-1 – SFU
Saturday night at Terry Fox field, the Simon Fraser Men’s Soccer team dropped only their 3rd match of the season to the Western Washington Vikings by a score of 2-1.
WSOC: Simon Fraser comes close in clash with Concordia University – SFU
Simon Fraser played a long and tough game Saturday afternoon losing 1-0 in overtime to Concordia University.
Bays rout St. Mikes in high school soccer derby – Saanich News
Oak Bay’s senior boys soccer team out-competed the St. Michaels University School side in inter divisional play 4-1 on Tuesday.
Top four bang in the goals as Torabi double helps Rino’s stay top in VMSL Premier (with video highlights) – AFTN
The goals flowed in Week 7 action in Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) Premier Division action.
New Langley soccer facility offers high-tech practices – Aldergrove Star
A new soccer training facility in Langley allows players to work on their skills indoors, using a robotic trainer that can fire ball after ball, faster than any human.
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! (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, 2019 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of Directors – BCSA
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 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
FORGE FC 1 CAVALRY FC 0
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE FINAL, 1st LEG
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019
TIM HORTON’S FIELD, HAMILTON, ONT
HIGHLIGHTS: Borges, Carducci shine in red-card laden Leg 1 tilt – CanPL
Leg 1 of the Canadian Premier League Finals was low on goals, but very high on drama and entertainment value, with more than a few twists in the tale.
Forge FC v Cavalry FC – A CPL championship afternoon to remember – AFTN
The streets were quiet as I approached Tim Horton’s Field. Kick Off was still two hours away. There was a quiet sense of calm around the stadium as the First Leg of the Inaugural Canadian Premier League final inched closer.
Cavalry aims to make Forge ‘regret’ missed chances – London Free Press
While the hosts dominated play — with the 18-3 shot totals favouring them as the most tell-tale sign — they only came away with the one goal.
Bob Young revels in Year 1 success as Canada’s soccer economy grows – CanPL
“To a man with a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” Those are the words of Bob Young, a proud business man from Hamilton, Ont. and the self-professed “biggest fan” of Forge FC, the team he founded alongside the birth of the Canadian Premier League. In the build-up to Leg 1 of Finals 2019, Young was visibly giddy, flashing his trademark smile wide as he fielded questions from reporters, stressing, all the while, that the success of his Forge side belongs to those he brought on in his pursuit of a soccer economy in Canada.
Canada falls to hosts Brazil in FIFA U-17 World Cup opener – CSA
Canada scored late, but ultimately lost 4:1 to the hosts and two-time champions Brazil at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Goalkeeper Marc Kouadio was a standout while Jacen Russell-Rowe scored the lone Canada goal on a right-footed shot in the 86th minute.
Whitecaps’ Canadian contingent hoping “sense of familiarity” will help solidify defensive play at U17 World Cup – AFTN
Canada gets their FIFA U17 World Cup adventure underway on Saturday when they play hosts Brazil in Brasilia’s Estadio Bezerrao.
Canadian Premier League Finals to Determine 2020 Concacaf League Entrant – CSA
Canada Soccer is pleased to confirm that the 2019 Canadian Premier League Champion will be given an automatic berth in the 2020 Concacaf League set to commence in the second half of 2020. The winner of the 2020 Concacaf League advances to the 2021 edition of the Concacaf Champions League.
Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe helps North Carolina Courage to NWSL title – Richmond News
Canadian international goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe got the shutout as the North Carolina Courage beat the Chicago Red Stars 4-0 on Sunday for the their second straight National Women’s Soccer League title.
Holland College teams now headed to CCAA championships – Saltwire
The Holland Hurricanes swept the 2019 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) soccer championships on their home turf at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall on Sunday afternoon. The Holland College women edged the St. Thomas Tommies 3-2 in a back-and-forth match while men’s Hurricanes got by the UNBSJ Seawolves 1-0 in the men’s final.
Fanshawe Women’s Soccer Team Repeat as OCAA Champions – Fanshawe
On Saturday afternoon in Ancaster at the OCAA Women’s Soccer Provincial Championship, the No. 1 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Women’s Soccer team (12-0-1, 1st in West) was crowned the OCAA Champions for the second consecutive year. The Falcons defeated the No. 4 Seneca Sting (12-1, 1st in East) 2-0.
USL & LOWER LEAGUE SOCCER NEWS
LouCity Weathers Storm to Advance to Fifth Straight Eastern Conference Semifinal – USL
Two goals in the span of 76 seconds led No. 4 seed Louisville City FC to an 11th straight postseason victory at Slugger Field as the “Boys in Purple” defeated the No. 5 seed Tampa Bay Rowdies, 2-1, to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs.
Brett, Hounds Put up Record-Tying Display – USL
Neco Brett and No. 1 seed Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC had a record-tying night as they took a 7-0 victory against No. 10 seed Birmingham Legion FC to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs at Highmark Stadium on Saturday night.
Republic FC’s Dynamic Duo Earns Win in Reno – USL
For a second consecutive contest, No. 7 seed Sacramento Republic FC had to rally from an early deficit, but goals by Cameron Iwasa and Thomas Enevoldsen five minutes apart in the second half lifted the visitors to a 3-1 victory against No. 2 seed Reno 1868 FC as they advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs at Greater Nevada Field on Saturday night.
Hartford, Nielsen Agree to Part Ways – USL
Hartford Athletic announced on Sunday the club and Head Coach Jimmy Nielsen had mutually agreed to part ways.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
NWSL final: Courage run rampant on Red Stars, claim second title – NBC Sports
The North Carolina Courage put four unanswered goals past the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday, winning the National Women’s Soccer League championship for a second consecutive year by a scoreline of 4-0.
NC Courage log biggest win in NWSL Championship history against Chicago Red Stars – Dirty South Soccer
The North Carolina Courage are still the reigning NWSL champions after they dismantled the second-place Chicago Red Stars to the tune of 4-0. After early weather reports suggested a washout, the sun shone bright throughout the match, but the Courage shone even brighter. North Carolina dominated the match from the opening whistle to the final seconds of stoppage time, with just a few shaky moments scattered throughout the match. For the second season in a row, the Courage owned the league.
Heather O’Reilly ends pro career on top with NC Courage, NWSL title – Pro Soccer USA
O’Reilly’s play at right back during the NWSL final was key to stopping Yuki Nagasato, Chicago Red Stars.
Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action – The Guardian
City looked out of ideas without Walsh, Graham was lethal for Spurs and has the tide turned for struggling Birmingham?
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Liverpool comes back to beat Tottenham, restore six-point Premier League lead – Yahoo Sports
Before some Liverpool fans had even settled in their seats at Anfield for Sunday’s Champions League final rematch between the Premier League-leading Reds and Tottenham Hotspur, they might have thought that it wasn’t going to be their day.
Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action – The Guardian
Arsenal fans turn toxic, Ralph Hasenhüttl faces a daunting week and Chelsea are no longer a one-man band.
Hojbjerg insists Southampton must show they are sorry for Leicester humiliation – Four Four Two
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg says Southampton’s players must show on the pitch that they are truly sorry for the 9-0 humiliation against Leicester, starting with two daunting trips to Manchester City.
Serie A roundup: Atalanta crush Udinese in historic victory – NBC Sports
Atalanta’s historic 7-1 victory over a typically defensively sharp Udinese highlights Sunday’s Serie A action.
Osasu Obayiuwana – The bells toll for the biannual Africa Cup of Nations – Inside World Football
FIFA’s decision to stage an expanded 24-team Club World Cup (CWC) in China, which will take place between June 17 and July 4 2021, has serious and grave implications for the future of Africa’s most prestigious tournament – the biennial Cup of Nations.
La Liga roundup: Granada tops table Real Sociedad stays close – NBC Sports
Granada’s rise to the top of the table highlights La Liga’s Sunday action.
And the big winners of this season’s first Clásico weekend … Granada – The Guardian
This wasn’t supposed to happen. But Granada are only the third promoted team to ever be top of La Liga as late as this.
Week 11 review: PSG power on, OL back to winning ways – Ligue 1
PSG opened up an eight-point lead with their 4-0 Classique hammering of OM, while OL got a first win under new boss Rudi Garcia and Ligue 1 Conforama top scorer Wissam Ben Yedder hit his ninth in as many matches for Monaco.
Bundesliga wrap: Gladbach goes first, Wolfsburg still unbeaten – NBC Sports
We’ve got a new table leader, and the Foals of Borussia Monchengladbach won a wild one at home to move a point clear of Bayern Munich on Sunday.
U-17 WC: Senegal spring surprise, Asian sides enjoy solid start – FIFA
It was a good day for Asia at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019, as both Japan and Korea Republic got their campaigns off to winning starts. Elsewhere on this second day of competition, Senegal disposed of USA and France comfortably defeated Chile.
Breaking boundaries: Irish clubs discuss all-island domestic league – Inside World Football
Plans are afoot to create a ground-breaking all-island domestic league in Ireland that would completely change the landscape of the sport on both sides of the border.
We know football and dementia are linked. So what will the game do about it? – The Guardian
A landmark study confirmed what many – including the family of West Brom and England legend Jeff Astle – long suspected.