BC Soccer News, Monday-Tuesday, January 13-14, 2020


Teibert bags goal, assist for Canada in 4-1 win over BarbadosWhitecaps FC
Russell Teibert had a goal and an assist for Canada on Friday in a 4-1 win over Barbados.

More obscure stats for the offseason: The role of rest in performanceAFTN
The offseason continues for MLS teams and so does my review of “less considered” (i.e., arcane) statistics and trends. Today’s article is a follow up to my previous articles reviewing the overall MLS points record of the Whitecaps and the cost per point in the standings incurred by MLS clubs.

Five MLS teams report to preseason: Here’s how their rosters look todayMLS
The five teams qualified for this season’s Concacaf Champions League will begin their official preseasons on Saturday, which means real-life games are almost back.

Report: Chicharito to meet with Galaxy officials to seal $10m dealNBC Sports
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is on the brink of completing a move to MLS.

Sources: Bradley Wright-Phillips set to train with LAFCESPN
Bradley Wright-Phillips is set to train with LAFC in hopes of joining the Supporters’ Shield winners for the 2020 season, sources have told ESPN.

US Soccer wants coaches. It’s a shame the feeling isn’t mutualThe Guardian
Raphael Wicky is the latest coach to defect from a job at US Soccer to MLS. It’s a worrying trend as the federation attempts to rebuild itself

‘Caps gamer ‘Exraa’ makes epic run to semifinal in first eMLS eventWhitecaps FC
Alex “Exraa” Gonzalez, Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s official eSports gamer, made a run to the semifinals in his first official eMLS competition Friday in Philadelphia.


VISL – FVSL All-Star ResultsBC Soccer Web
A long day as weather took a toll on ferries, and delayed the last 2 games, but all were played and memories filed.

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
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 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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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OneSoccer supplants TSN with Concacaf Gold Cup dealSportbusiness.com
Other events covered by the deal include: the 2021 Concacaf under-17 Championship; the 2021 Concacaf Women’s under-20 Championship; the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Championship; the 2022 Concacaf under-20 Championship; the 2022 Concacaf Women’s under-17 Championship; and the 2023 Concacaf under-17 Championship.

Report: Porto, Lyon, Ajax after Canada’s Jonathan DavidNBC Sports
Jonathan David may be the next Canadian to play for a top European side. Porto, Lyon, Ajax, and Benfica are all interested in signing the soon-to-be 20-year-old this winter from KAA Gent, according to France’s L’Equipe.

Canada delivers back-to-back wins over BarbadosCSA
Canada have opened the 2020 season with back-to-back victories over Barbados after a Friday night 4:1 victory in California. Charles-Andreas Brym, Russell Teibert, Amer Didic and Jayden Nelson were the goalscorers as Canada won their second match in less than a week by the same scoreline.

8 Canadian free agents potentially available to CPL clubs this JanuaryCanPL
Canadian Premier League clubs were busy this Fall re-signing players ahead of the 2020 campaign. While most clubs have “the spine” of their starting 11 in place for this coming season, CPL managers are still looking to bolster their rosters.


TRANSACTIONS: Tulsa Signs Young Nigerian InternationalUSL
FC Tulsa added more international experience to its squad on Saturday, signing Nigerian midfielder Raphael Ayagwa for the 2020 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval.


Ex-Lyon, PSG boss Farid Benstiti set to become new Reign FC coachEqualizer
Reign FC have agreed to terms with Frenchman Farid Benstiti to become the team’s new head coach, multiple sources have confirmed to The Equalizer. Benstiti is expected to sign with the club before Thursday’s National Women’s Soccer League College Draft.

Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Arsenal reach new levels in thrashing Brighton, Manchester City keep overachieving and Chelsea look for more consistency.

RETURN ENGAGEMENT: Red Bull Arena to host SheBelieves Cup, USWNT on March 8Front Row Soccer
The SheBelieves Cup will return to Red Bull Arena on Sunday, March 8 when the U.S. women’s national team takes on Spain and Japan faces England in a doubleheader.

Still-fledgling W-League remains prone to climate disruptionThe Guardian
For me, it’s not about football. It’s about player welfare. Seeing the levels of smoke, myself breathing it in while I’m just standing here …. If you’ve got a referee coming up to me saying ‘keep an eye on the ones who have asthma’, that’s when I don’t want us to play.”

NWSL announces 2020 College Draft broadcast details and talentNWSL
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) today announced the league will live stream the 2020 NWSL College Draft via Facebook and YouTube on Thursday, Jan. 16, from the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore. The draft will begin at 8 a.m. PT.

‘The men were screaming. They made me feel I should not be a referee’The Guardian
Sanaa Darawsha overcame adversity and abuse to become Israel’s top female Arab official. Now she wants to help other women in the country achieve their dreams.


Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Bournemouth need to find goals fast, Aubameyang’s red card has caused a headache at Arsenal and Ings is in England form

Aguero becomes record EPL overseas scorer, City routs Villa to go secondTSN
Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick, set two records and lifted Manchester City back to second in the English Premier League on Sunday with a 6-1 rout at Aston Villa.

Juventus takes control of Serie A with win at RomaSportsnet
A 2-1 win at Roma on Sunday placed Juventus in prime position for a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title.

A six-goal thriller in Paris saw Monaco became the first to hold PSG to a league draw this season, paving the way for second-placed OM, 1-0 winners in Rennes, to close the gap behind the league leaders to five points.

Madrid beats Atletico in shootout, wins Spanish Super CupSportsnet
Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in a penalty shootout on Sunday to win the first edition of the new-look Spanish Super Cup that was held in Saudi Arabia despite criticism from human rights groups.

Neymar wants to play in Brazil’s Copa America and Olympics campaigns in summerESPN
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has expressed his interest in playing for Brazil at this summer’s Copa America and the Olympic Games — if the South Americans qualify.

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez out four months after knee surgerySportsnet
Barcelona says Uruguay striker Luis Suarez will be sidelined for four months after having surgery on his injured right knee on Sunday.

Brian McBride named new USMNT general managerSBI
The U.S. Soccer Federation has hired three-time FIFA World Cup veteran Brian McBride as the new General Manager for the U.S. Men’s National Team, announcing the hire on Friday.

World’s oldest footballer Kazuyoshi Miura signs on for 35th seasonDW
He’s older than his boss and started playing before most of his teammates were born, but Kazuyoshi Miura is ready for one more season. The Japanese footballer turns 53 next month and will be playing in the top flight.

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