VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Recapping the recent Rapids, SKC, Galaxy and Cobra transactions – MLS
Let’s take a run-through what has gone down over the past couple of days.
Orlando City Picks Up Second-Round Pick from D.C. United for Earl Edwards Jr. – The Mane Land
Edwards’ days in purple were over, but the club still managed to swap his rights for a draft pick.
FC Cincinnati break ground on “ambitious,” “instantly recognizable” stadium – MLS
Around this time a year ago, FC Cincinnati were making their final presentation to Major League Soccer for consideration to join the league as an expansion club.
Chris Pontius re-signs with LA Galaxy – LAG Confidential
Another important cog in the LA Galaxy attack will be returning next season.
Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 schedule released – Pro Soccer USA
Major League Soccer fans already knew the who. That part was announced earlier this month. Wednesday, they got the when and where after Concacaf released the 2019 Champions League Round of 16 schedule.
City of Austin, Precourt Sports Ventures announce stadium deal agreement – MLS
A deal has been reached for a new soccer stadium in the city of Austin, Texas, where new MLS team Austin FC will begin play in the near future.
BC SOCCER NEWS
VMSL Week 15 Round-up: Rino’s Tigers and West Van finish year on top but still all to play for after the Christmas break (with video highlights) – AFTN
The VMSL Premier Division saw its last action of 2018 this past weekend, or at least most of the teams scheduled to play did.
Academy Report: ‘Caps defeat Real Madrid Academy 1-0 in Spain – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Academy defeated Real Madrid CF Academy 1-0 in their final match of their trip to Spain on Tuesday.
WSOC: TWolves get physical, add midfielder Haley Taylor for 2019 – UNBC
The University of Northern British Columbia’s Women’s soccer team has gotten physical, officially announcing the commitment of athletic midfielder Haley Taylor for the 2019-2020 season.
VIDEO: Rhian Wilkinson excited to lead the next generation of Canadian soccer talent – Whitecaps FC
In October, Vancouver Whitecaps FC named former Canadian women’s national team player Rhian Wilkinson as the new head coach of the Girls Elite Super REX program, in partnership with BC Soccer.
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
See you in Switzerland: Fury to take sanctioning case to Court of Arbitration for Sport – the11.ca
The Ottawa Fury is taking its case against CONCACAF to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. The question is, how quickly can the case be heard?
Is CONCACAF playing its own games with the intention of crippling Fury FC? – Ottawa Sun
Imagine the time and effort it takes to put together a 36-team schedule – complete with home-and-home series within two conferences – comprising of 612 games. Then imagine what it would be like to find out there’s suddenly only 35 teams.
Canadian soccer star Ashley Lawrence has no time for ‘twerking’ twits – CBC
The 23-year-old midfielder from Brampton, Ont., is a key member of Canada’s lineup heading into next year’s Women’s World Cup in France. She also recently received a four-year contract extension with her club team, Paris Saint-Germain, where she’s played the past two seasons.
Canada Soccer completes third A Licence course of 2018 – CSA
A Licence candidate coaches from across the country completed the second part of their A Licence course this past weekend. Candidates on the course completed the first part in December 2017. The third A Licence course of the year, which included a French language course for the first time, rounded out an expanded suite of offerings from Canada Soccer’s coach education department.
CPL Player Tracker: Clubs filling roster spots ahead of 2019 – Canadian Premier League
A running list of Canadian Premier League signings ahead of the inaugural 2019 season.
‘Almost like it was fate’: Sacramento back home in Winnipeg – Canada.com
Sacramento last week did something he never dreamed of doing as a kid: he signed a contract to play with his hometown’s new professional soccer team in the Canadian Premier League.
Canada Soccer ushers in new era with Nike – CSA
Canada Soccer is pleased to announce Nike will become the official footwear, apparel and equipment supplier for Canada Soccer and its Men’s and Women’s National Teams at every level starting in January 2019.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
2019 USL Championship Schedule Unveiled – USL
The USL Championship unveiled its 2019 regular-season schedule on Wednesday, with 36 teams set to play 612 games over 33 weeks in what amounts to the biggest year in the league’s history.
Orange County SC announce partnership with UPSL side LA Wolves FC – Angels on Parade
Orange County SC have made an agreement with LA Wolves FC to be official affiliates, as announced by the clubs on Tuesday. The agreement, billed a “strategic player development alliance,” will provide Wolves FC players a path to pro deals through Orange County SC, while LA Wolves will get “financial incentives” for transfer rights to those players.
Guerra Retires, Joins Indy’s Coaching Staff – USL
Indy Eleven midfielder Juan Guerra announced his retirement from playing on Wednesday and joined Head Coach Martin Rennie’s coaching staff as an assistant for the 2019 USL Championship season as he began a new phase of his career.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
W-League Week 7 Review – The Equalizer
We look at the highlights from the Westfield W-League in Australia for Week 7 and hear from Australian international and Portland Thorns’ Hayley Raso as she has begun practicing on the field and anticipates playing again soon, after rehabbing from her back injury late in the NWSL season.
NWSL releases preliminary list of players eligible for 2019 draft – Pro Soccer USA
The 2019 college draft for the National Women’s Soccer League is less than a month away.
Seedings for the Women’s EURO 2021 qualifying draw – UEFA
A record 48 teams have entered UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 with all but hosts England in February’s qualifying draw.
2019 SCOTTISH BUILDING SOCIETY SWPL 1 FIXTURES ANNOUNCED – Scottish WPL
The fixtures for the 2019 Scottish Building Society Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) season have been announced and it looks set to be another exciting and competitive year of top-flight football. With eight teams in the division, each side will play each other three times to complete the 21-match league calendar.
DOCHERTY LOOKING AHEAD TO 2019 AFTER SUCCESSFUL YEAR – Scottish WPL
Glasgow City full-back Nicola Docherty walked away from the recent Scottish Women’s Football Awards as the Scottish Building Society SWPL1 Player of the Year for 2018.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Solskjaer looks to rescue Manchester United again, this time as coach – The Star
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on another rescue mission at Manchester United, this time as manager.
OM LOSE ON PENALTIES, MONACO THROUGH – Ligue 1
Dimitri Payet missed two penalties as Olympique de Marseille were dumped out of the Coupe de la Ligue BKT in a shoot-out against RC Strasbourg Alsace. AS Monaco were among the other winners in the round of 16.
Carabao Cup semi-finals: Manchester City face Burton, Tottenham draw Chelsea – BBC Sport
Defending champions Manchester City will face League One side Burton in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.
FC Barcelona’s Rafinha Is Ordered by Court to Wear Adidas or Pay up to 1 Million Euros – Yahoo Sports
FC Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcântara do Nascimento must honor the terms of his Adidas sponsorship deal or pay a fine of up to 1 million euros ($1.14 million), a Dutch court decided Tuesday.
Bayern again below best but casting familiar Bundesliga shadow – The Guardian
The fare at the Allianz Arena was befitting the time of year, with the excitement around the occasion perhaps more gratifying than the content itself. “We’ve played much better this season and not won,” said Joshua Kimmich, “but in our situation, I would much rather take this.”
Belgium end year on top, France 2018’s top mover – FIFA
Belgium will begin 2019 at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, having preserved their single-point lead over France at the table’s summit and emerged as the Ranking’s ‘Team of the Year’.
Celtic and Hibs face derby absences after Australia call-ups for Asia Cup – BBC Sport
Celtic and Hibernian are set to be without key players for their Scottish Premiership derbies next week after they were called up by Australia.
Premier League’s move to DAZN a step into future – Sudbury Star
Many moves are called game-changers these days, but this one could literally change how you watch your favourite team. Starting next season, in order to get into your soccer zone, you’re going to have to get into DAZN.
Premier League schedule: Which club has the toughest festive fixtures? – BBC Sport
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also one of the most demanding for Premier League footballers.
Kylian Mbappe: All by the age of 20 – FIFA
Mbappe turns 20 today, having already broken countless records.
The 100 best male footballers in the world 2018: Nos 100-11 – The Guardian
Our panel of 225 experts from 69 nations compile a list of the greatest male players in 2018. We will unveil 30 names a day until the top 10 on Friday.
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.