VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
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MLS MATCHDAY # 34
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
Storybook ending: Bayern-bound Davies puts bow on WFC career with brace in 2-1 victory – Whitecaps FC
Alphonso Davies bid Vancouver adieu in style, scoring a first-half brace in his farewell match at BC Place as Whitecaps FC defeated Portland Timbers 2-1 in their 2018 MLS regular season finale.
Phenom Phonzie says farewell to Whitecaps with flair and a brace in win over Timbers – AFTN
It was a dream ending for Alphonso Davies in his final match for Vancouver Whitecaps as he scored twice in the first half and led his first professional team to a 2-1 victory over Cascadian rivals Portland Timbers.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, Portland Timbers 1 | 2018 MLS Match Recap – MLS
In a Cascadia battle between the playoff-bound Portland Timbers and hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the departing Alphonso Davies scored a first-half brace en route to the Whitecaps’ 2-1 win at BC Place on Sunday afternoon’s Decision Day.
Emotional sendoff as Alphonso Davies plays final game as Vancouver Whitecap – Global
It was an emotional scene at Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium on Sunday, where budding star Alphonso Davies suited up for his final mach as a Vancouver Whitecap.
Whitecaps 2 Timbers 1: The Alphonso Davies era ends with a splash – The Province
When the clock at B.C. Place Stadium ticked over into the 66th minute, the 25,348 Vancouver Whitecaps fans got on their feet, clapping and cheering. On the field, No. 67 nearly scored his third goal of the game.
Teen star Alphonso Davies dazzles in final game for Vancouver Whitecaps – The Star
Alphonso Davies said he got the “perfect ending” to his Major League Soccer career on Sunday.
Vancouver Whitecaps: And….scene – Soccer Shorts
Obviously the transfer fee the Vancouver Whitecaps received for Alphonso Davies was nice but perhaps the greatest benefit they have reaped from his presence has been the opportunity to somehow fashion some kind of a silk purse from a sow’s ear of a season.
Reflections on the season – Eighty-Six Forever
With another MLS regular season officially in the books, it seems like a good time to reflect not only on today’s match against the Timbers, but also on the season as a whole.
With Knockout Round in view, Timbers close 2018’s regular season with close loss at Vancouver – Portland Timbers
This one never didn’t feel like a normal trip, perhaps because everything seemed so settled.
Red Bulls clinch Supporters Shield, SKC edges LAFC, and more – SBI
The 2018 Major League Soccer regular season concluded today with plenty of shuffling in the league standings.
How the Red Bulls stole Atlanta’s crown jewel(s?), and maybe more – MLS
I’ll be honest: I’m glad no one asked me to predict Decision Day’s results. I figured we’d get some drama on the day, but even as I write this, I remain stunned by a good chunk of the proceedings. And I tip my cap to the upsetters who made it happen.
Toronto FC wins big in season finale, denying Atlanta United MLS points record – Toronto Sun
Toronto FC played spoiler in its season finale, preventing Atlanta United from setting a Major League Soccer points record on Sunday at BMO Field.
Fagundez, Revolution eliminate Impact from playoffs with win – Sportsnet
Diego Fagundez scored a milestone goal in the 74th minute to give the New England Revolution a 1-0 victory over Montreal, keeping the Impact out of the playoffs on the last day of the Major League Soccer season Sunday.
LA Galaxy left “devastated,” “empty” by incredible late collapse vs. Dynamo – MLS
The LA Galaxy were headed to the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs when their Decision Day presented by AT&T clash with Houston hit the 72nd minute.
MLS Cup Playoff places, knockout matches determined – SBI
Following a thrilling and dramatic 2018 Decision Day, the Major League Soccer Cup Playoffs are set and ready to go.
Wayne Rooney Dismisses January Loan Return to Europe from DC United – Bleacher Report
D.C. United forward Wayne Rooney has said he doesn’t plan to follow in the footsteps of other football veterans by moving back to Europe on loan in January and that he plans to remain in Major League Soccer.
BC SOCCER NEWS
PacWest: Golden Blues – PacWest
For the third time in four seasons and the 17th time in school history the Capilano University Blues are the top men’s soccer team in the PACWEST, defeating the Langara College Falcons 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in Burnaby to claim provincial gold.
The Mariners Are Golden – PacWest
For the second time in three seasons, the Vancouver Island University Mariners are the PACWEST women’s soccer champions thanks to a 2-0 victory over the Capilano University Blues on Saturday afternoon in Burnaby. The win also punches VIU’s ticket to the CCAA Nationals, hosted by Douglas College.
VISL Division 1 Week 7 Results & Standings – BC Soccer Web
Very much like Rich Harden throwing curve-balls, and Ian Lampugh ringing them up – the VISL had its own share of valuable performances in the weekends top flight amateur soccer.
Eric de Graaf thriving back in BC as he looks for unbeaten SFU Clan to take “killer instinct” into NCAA postseason – AFTN
After a couple of years away, Eric de Graaf is back in playing his football in BC, and enjoying some of the best success of his fledgling career as an integral part of a SFU Clan team that sits 15 and 0 on the season and with the number one ranking in all of NCAA Division 2.
Camara keeps SFU perfect with two-goal performance – SFU
Playing in his final home game, Mamadi Camara had reason to celebrate on Saturday. The senior midfielder for the Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team scored two goals as his team beat Northwest Nazarene University 4-0 for their 16th straight win.
SFU to face Western Washington in playoffs after 2-0 loss to NNU – SFU
The final game of the regular season did not fall in the favour of the Simon Fraser University women’s soccer team on Saturday afternoon, as they were shutout 2-0 by Northwest Nazarene University.
Boiling-hot TRU WolfPack down Alberta to reach Canada West Final Four – Kamloops This Week
If not the hottest university team in the country, the TRU WolfPack men’s soccer team is, at the very least, an outfit brimming with belief heading into the Canada West Final Four tournament.
Strong second half punches ‘Birds into Final Four – UBC
The quest for the U SPORTS national championship and the Canada West Championship began for the Thunderbirds on a chilly Saturday night with a 3-0 win over the Mount Royal Cougars at Thunderbird Stadium.
‘Birds top Timberwolves to advance to Final Four – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds utilized two first half goals and a late penalty kick to defeat the UNBC Timberwolves 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium to advance to next weekend’s Canada West final four.
SPARTANS ADVANCE TO FINAL FOUR WITH PK WIN OVER CALGARY – TWU
Trinity Western second-year goalie Sebastian Colyn (Langley) made a brilliant diving on the Calgary Dinos fifth and final shooter to give the No. 10 Spartans a 2-1 (4-3) win in the Canada West Quarter-Finals Saturday at Chase Office Field.
HUTCHINSON SCORES OVERTIME WINNER TO SEND TWU TO FINAL FOUR – TWU
Coming off the bench, Trinity Western striker Rachel Hutchinson (Cloverdale, B.C.) scored the game-winning goal in the 107th minute to give the No. 1-ranked Spartans a 1-0 win over Fraser Valley in the Canada West Quarter-Finals Saturday at Chase Office Field. With the win, the defending conference champion Spartans advance to the Canada West Final Four.
MSOC: Hicks’ shootout heroics send Cascades to Final Four – Canada West
In what was an absolute battle until the bitter end, the University of Fraser Valley Cascades men’s soccer team came out the victors after a penalty shootout to defeat the Saskatchewan Huskies 2-1 in Canada West Quarter-final action.
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
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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
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! – BC Soccer Web
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CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Champs! Fanshawe College wins Ontario women’s soccer title – Sudbury Star
Nicole Nielsen’s hat trick sent Fanshawe to the Ontario collegiate women’s soccer final this past weekend.
Kobayashi named ACAA men’s soccer player of the year – PEI Guardian
Shunya Kobayashi of the Holland College Hurricanes men’s soccer team was named Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) men’s player of the year Friday in Halifax.
Hayfield’s hat trick paces St. F.X. victory – Chronicle Herald
Star striker Dan Hayfield put St. Francis Xavier on his back and helped the X-Men clinch a bye to the semifinals in Atlantic university soccer.
CanPL commissioner suggests there may be “room for creativity” when it comes to signing players – the11.ca
The first-ever Canadian Premier League season is set to kick off in late April. The league is currently in the midst of holding trials. But, there are still some rather large laundry-list items that are being dealt with before the league can formally unveil the roster rules salary-cap amounts.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Thrilling Weekend Sets Up Must-See Conference Finals in 2018 USL Cup Playoffs – USL
The past two teams to raise the USL Cup will meet once again in the Eastern Conference Final, while a new champion will be crowned in the Western Conference following a remarkable series of contests in the Eastern and Western Conference Semifinals of the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs that played out in front of another set of strong crowds across the country.
Orange County Edges Past Reno, Into Western Final – USL
Aodhan Quinn scored the only goal of the game as No. 1-seed Reno 1868 FC took a 1-0 victory against No. 5-seed Reno 1868 FC in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs at Champions Soccer Stadium. The victory sent OCSC through to the Western Conference Final for the first time in club history, where it will play host to Phoenix Rising FC next Saturday night.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action – The Guardian
Arsenal surf wave of confidence; Vicky Jepson tightens Liverpool’s defence; Manchester City need to have a plan B.
Canberra United send warning shot to Westfield W-League competitors – W-League
All the talk leading into the Westfield W-League 2018/19 Season has surrounded three-time Championship winners Melbourne City.
GLASGOW CITY WERE TODAY CROWNED SCOTTISH BUILDING SOCIETY SWPL CHAMPIONS 2018 – Scottish WPL
Glasgow City were today crowned Scottish Building Society SWPL Champions 2018, giving them their incredible 12th league title in a row, another new Scottish national record.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Leicester City owner among five dead in helicopter crash – BBC
Billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger were killed when the aircraft spiralled out of control and crashed in a fireball on Saturday.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: the quiet man behind a sporting fairytale – The Guardian
The Thai businessman formed a close relationship with the Leicester players. When they won the Premier League he wrote: ‘Our spirit exists because of the love we share for each other’.
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle ‘seriously ill’ after heart attack – Winnipeg Sun
Former England player and manager Glenn Hoddle remains in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a heart attack in a TV studio.
Glenn Hoddle: Sound engineer who used CPR says he is ‘no hero’ – BBC Sport
Sound engineer Simon Daniels used CPR treatment to keep the former England manager alive after he collapsed at BT Sport’s studios on Saturday.
European Weekend Rewind: Barcelona downs Real Madrid, Ronaldo lifts Juventus and more – SBI
Sunday’s El Clasico may not have featured the usual stars as in past showdowns but it did see defending champs Barcelona steamroll their rivals on home soil.
Arsenal’s 11-game winning streak ends with draw – TSN
Arsenal’s 11-game winning run in all competitions ended with a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday.
Wembley’s Hail Mary as staff repair pitch for Spurs v Manchester City – The Guardian
Premier League match kicks off 30 hours after NFL game and Wembley can call no time outs in bid to have perfect surface.
MBAPPÉ SPARKS PSG RECORD CLASSIQUE WIN AT MARSEILLE – Ligue 1
Kylian Mbappé came off the bench to break the deadlock as Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at Olympique de Marseille on Sunday to register a record-equalling 11th straight win since the start of the season.
Serie A: Mertens scores late to rescue Napoli against Roma – NBC Sports
Dries Mertens can’t stop scoring for club and country and was disappointed to be dropped to the bench for Napoli’s game against Roma on Sunday.
VAR in A-League spotlight as Sydney beats Wanderers – London Free Press
The video assistant referee came in for criticism in Australia’s A-League when Western Sydney Wanderers coach Markus Babbel was red carded for an angry reaction during his team’s 2-0 derby loss to Sydney FC.
Infantino bows to pressure but agrees to set up ‘$25bn Task Force’ … with himself as chair – Inside World Football
Gianni Infantino’s pet plan to change the landscape of world football competition was shelved for another five months today as he all but admitted that not enough consultation had taken place.
Qatar, Japan qualify for Poland 2019 – FIFA
Qatar and Japan have secured qualification to next year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup after claiming quarter-final victories at the AFC U-19 Championship on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo: I left Real Madrid because of president Florentino Pérez – The Guardian
Cristiano Ronaldo believes the Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, only ever saw him as a means of making money and has said the deterioration of their relationship convinced him to call time on a glittering nine-year spell at the club.
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.