BC Soccer News, Thursday, November 14, 2019


The Montreal Impact announced Thursday the nomination of Thierry Henry as head coach of the Montreal Impact. Henry signed a two-year deal, with an option for 2022.

Thierry Henry appointed head coach of MLS club Montreal ImpactThe Guardian
Thierry Henry has been appointed as head coach of Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact. The former Arsenal and Barcelona striker has signed a two-year contract, with the option of a further season, following an unsuccessful stint in charge of Monaco which ended in January.

As the Zlatan Era ends in the MLS, the league will never be the sameYahoo Sports
He came as advertised, bringing with him his wonder goals, unfailingly colorful quotes – “Los Angeles, welcome to Zlatan” he announced upon his arrival – and sneering charisma.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s legacy hard to define as he bids Hollywood farewellThe Guardian
The Swede has picked up and left LA Galaxy after a season and a half, but what legacy has North America’s most headline-worthy player since Pelé left behind for MLS?

NYCFC teen agrees move to Borussia MonchengladbachNBC Sports
New York City FC’s impressive academy has earned one of the bigger transfer market payoffs in MLS Homegrown history, and will join the current Bundesliga leaders after next season.

Minnesota United trades Darwin Quintero to Houston Dynamo for $600,000Twin Cities
Minnesota United traded Darwin Quintero to the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, and will receive Marlon Hairston and $600,000 in MLS budget funds in exchange.

Atlanta United deals Darlington Nagbe to Columbus CrewCitizen Tribune
Atlanta United has dealt Darlington Nagbe to the state where he grew up, trading the midfielder to the Columbus Crew.

Study: MLS improves racial hiring, slides in gender hiringNBC Sports
A diversity report shows improved racial hiring practices for Major League Soccer but also highlighted a continuing decline in gender hiring efforts.

Expansion Draft details for Inter Miami, Nashville SC set as they enter in 2020MLS
Expansion sides Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC mark another milestone next week in the countdown to their 2020 MLS debut, as they prepare for the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft on Nov. 19.


B.C. Boys 2019 High School Soccer Championships: Your first look at the complete AAA and AA tournament draws!Varsity Letters
The Burnaby Lake Sports Complex is hunkering down for a solid week of sporting madness.

After a history of heartbreak, West Point Grey’s Wolves find their bite in prime time to win first-ever B.C. boys Single-A soccer crownVarsity Letters
They harboured a history of heartbreak at the B.C. senior boys Single-A soccer championships, and for a good, long spell in last Friday’s title tilt, you couldn’t help but wonder if the West Point Grey Academy Wolves penchant for leaving a litany of unfilled chances on the Burnaby Lake turf was going to come back and bite them again.

Moscrop adds North soccer bannerBurnaby Now
Even from thousands of kilometres away, Colleen Gaskell got a good feeling for just what her Moscrop Panthers were going through last Thursday in the inaugural Fraser North District senior boys soccer final.

Highlanders FC are pleased to announce that four Highlanders’ alumni were drafted in the 2019 CPL-U SPORTS Draft which saw 14 athletes selected from university programs across the country.

Whitecaps Academy Report: 8 ‘Caps commit on NCAA Signing DayWhitecaps FC
November 13 marked national Signing Day for the NCAA, and eight products from the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System signed their letters of intent.

TSS Academy forges Partnership with Capelli Sport (PDF File)TSS
This relationship will also gain access to the Capelli professional football club properties around the globe, providing travel and tournament destinations, instructor development opportunities and potential pro club exposure for identified players.

Victory slips away from Cowichan LMG in tie with BaysCowichan Valley Citizen
Two points slipped out of Cowichan LMG’s hands in a 1-1 tie with Bays United at the Sherman Road soccer turf on Friday night.

Cowichan United continues to rule the roadCowichan Valley Citizen
Cowichan United continued to play the role of road warriors in Div. 2 of the Lower Island Women’s Soccer Association, playing to a 1-1 draw against Gorge United at Victoria’s Hampton Park on Sunday night.

Burnaby’s Sangha sisters share in U Sports championship Burnaby Now
It proved to be a perfect storybook season run for Burnaby sisters Anisha and Janika Sangha.

Carihi junior boys take North Island title, place second in Island titleCampbell River Mirror
Only two teams qualified for the Junior edition of Island Championship from the North Island in 2018.

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! (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, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of DirectorsBCSA
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 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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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.


The nuanced, knotty decisions facing Canada ahead of USMNT rematchMLS
John Herdman is clearly an adherent to the idea that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Slumping USMNT big favorites v. CanadaNBC Sports
The USMNT are the oddsmakers’ heavy favorites to win (nearly +500), even given the current injury problems, and it will be shocking but not surprising if they lose to the Canadians.

Players attempting to restore pride in Canadian men’s national teamNational Post
Lucas Cavallini grew up cheering for the Canadian men’s national soccer team and understands the past frustrations accompanied with being a fan.

Watch U.S.A. vs. Canada on OneSoccer, Bell, Rogers, TELUS and SaskTelCanPL
On November 15th, Canada’s final Concacaf Nations League group-stage match against the USA will be broadcast free of charge nationwide. Rights holder, Mediapro Canada, sealed agreements with Bell, Rogers, TELUS and SaskTel to air OneSoccer’s broadcast live making the match available to nearly six million Canadian TV households.

Cavalry re-signs core group, including Ledgerwood and CarducciCanPL
Building a side around a core group of important players was just one of the reasons why Cavalry FC was so successful in 2019.

Ottawa’s Road to CPL BeginsNorthern Starting XI
On Friday we found out the news that Ottawa Fury FC was suspending operations following issues regarding their sanctioning from CONCACAF, and while the news comes as a shock to many, the finality of the decision leaves but only one choice for the future of professional soccer in the capital region, the Canadian Premier League.

FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) partner to support youth and senior competitionsFIFA
In line with the Canadian Soccer Association’s (CSA) football development strategy for the cycle 2019-2022, the youth and senior competitions, boosted through the FIFA Forward Programme were celebrated over the last few months.

Calgary teams with sports community to build seasonal sports shelterDelta Optimist
The initiative, called the 2019 Grey Cup Legacy Project, will provide a seasonal shelter that will allow the field to be used during the winter months in Calgary.


Championship Final Preview: Louisville City FC vs. Real Monarchs SLCUSL
Eastern Conference title-winner Louisville City FC will attempt to become the first club to win three league titles in the USL Championship’s history when it hosts Western Conference title-winner Real Monarchs SLC in the 2019 USL Championship Final on Sunday night at Lynn Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. PT.

Landon Donovan will reportedly manage the new San Diego USL team he co-ownsYahoo Sports
United States soccer great Landon Donovan will reportedly be the head coach of the new United Soccer League team he co-owns, the San Diego Loyal.

Indy Announces Rennie’s Return for 2020 SeasonUSL
Indy Eleven announced on Thursday that Martin Rennie would continue to lead the club as Head Coach and General Manager in the 2020 USL Championship campaign.


Presenting your massive, in-depth 2019-20 Westfield W-League previewThe Equalizer
The 12th season of Australia’s Westfield W-League kicks off on Thursday, and it’s going to look different — notably for some of the stars who won’t be participating.

Wanderers find a way past Fowler and Reds for opening winSMH
Western Sydney Wanderers hopes of reaching the W-League finals for the first time have been lifted with a stunning injury time winner to beat Adelaide United 2-1 on Thursday night.

Women’s Super League set for bumper attendances thanks to FA initiativeFour Four Two
Attendances at women’s matches across the country this weekend are set to soar as part of a debut initiative from the Football Association.

If Phil Neville stays on as England manager then he has to be boldThe Guardian
The Lionesses have had a wake-up call since the highs of the World Cup and their lack of consistency has to be a concern.


Euro 2020 qualifiers and international football: 10 things to look out forThe Guardian
Aaron Ramsey returns to Wales after a year out, Naby Keïta must step up for Guinea and Iceland will face a frosty reception.

Euro 2020 qualifiers: Who needs what in final games?BBC Sport
Six qualifying spots down, 18 to go as we enter the final block of Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Senegal, Nigeria win in African Cup qualifyingNBC Sports
Senegal and Nigeria started with wins on the first day of the final stage of qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Title pressure won’t stop Rangers fielding young players, says sporting directorFour Four Two
Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson insists the pressure to stop Celtic winning nine Scottish Premiership titles in a row will not stop manager Steven Gerrard from blooding youngsters in his first team.

Match-fixing: Etuhu convicted of attempting to fix top tier Swedish league gameInside World Football
Former Nigeria international Dickson Etuhu has been found guilty of attempted match-fixing in Sweden where he last played.

U-17 WC: Road to the semi-finals: France vs BrazilFIFA
The only two teams to win all of their group stage matches, it comes as no surprise that a France-Brazil semi-final showdown is on tap at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019. Both are riding high off perhaps their best performances of the tournament: Les Bleuets outclassed Spain 6-1 while A Seleção shut out Italy 2-0.

Chilean players boycott Peru friendly in support of ‘atmosphere’ in countryInside World Football
Chilean football has been plunged into further crisis after national team players took the rare collective step of pulling out of next week’s friendly with rivals Peru as their country continues to suffer from weeks of protests and violent unrest.

Spanish TV will not bid for Super Cup rights due to Saudi rights recordYahoo Sports
Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE said Thursday it will not bid for the rights to the Spanish Super Cup being held in Saudi Arabia because “human rights are not respected” in the country.

LGBTQ+: How an inclusive team helped one transgender footballer rediscover her love for the gameBBC Sport
“The fear was paralysing, it affected the way I did everything.” Not the words you might expect to hear from a teenage boy who was a promising football academy player. But for Sammy Walker, it wasn’t playing football that was the trigger, it was playing football as a male.

The real Diego Maradona comes to life in Mexico in captivating seriesThe Guardian
When the Argentina legend went to manage a Mexican second division side in drug- and gang-ravaged Culiacán, many feared the worst, but a revealing documentary shows him thriving.

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