BC Soccer News, Thursday, November 28, 2019


‘Caps among nominees for 2019 Canada Soccer Player AwardsWhitecaps FC
Five players who represented Vancouver Whitecaps FC this past year have been selected as nominees for the 2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards.

David Beckham hoping to hire Patrick Vieira as Inter Miami head coachThe Telegraph
David Beckham is lining up Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira to become the first ever head coach of Inter Miami.

Veteran Moor leaves TFC to return to ColoradoTSN
The Rapids confirmed Wednesday that the 35-year-old free agent, who played in Colorado from 2009 to 2015, has signed a one-year contract. The move reunites Moor with Colorado coach Robin Fraser, a former Toronto assistant.

Meg Whitman, Dr. Griff Harsh join FCC ownership groupFC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati have expanded their diverse, local ownership group with the addition of California couple Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh as new managing owners after gaining approval by the Major League Soccer Board of Governors earlier today, Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Report: LA Galaxy approach Argentine winger Ricardo CenturionMLS
The LA Galaxy are no strangers to being linked to Argentine players since Guillermo Barros Schelotto became the head coach, but the reports continue apace with another mercurial talent.


Persistence pays off for Quw’utsun FCCowichan Valley Citizen
Quw’utsun FC’s persistence paid off on Sunday with a 3-0 win over Vic West Wanderers at the Si’em Lelum soccer field.

Matching wins for 49ers and SteelheadsCowichan Valley Citizen
Stu (Shake and Bake) Barker scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season as the Cowichan 49ers defeated Gorge FC 5-0 in a Vancouver Island Soccer League masters A game in Victoria on Saturday.

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.

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2019 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards Nominees AnnouncedCSA
Canada Soccer has announced the list of nominees for the 2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards with voting open for media and coaches from 27 November through 8 December. At the top of the list are the nominees for the 2019 Canadian Players of the Year, celebrating the top male and female footballers from the 2019 calendar season.

Sinclair, Davies up for Canada Soccer annual awardsTSN
Canada captain Christine Sinclair and Bayern Munich teenager Alphonso Davies are among the nominees for the 2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards.

Canada falls to No. 73 in year-end FIFA rankings, Belgium retains No. 1Sportsnet
Belgium will end the year as FIFA’s top-ranked team after winning all 10 of its games in 2019, while Canada fell four positions to No. 73.

Stats Splurge: Calculating Adjusted Save Percentage totals in the Canadian Premier LeagueBTS
With the release of the CPL Centre Circle DATA! this week, we decided to dive in and attempt to calculate adjusted save percentage numbers across the league, allowing us to get a better idea of who stood out in goal this season.


Landon Donovan on coaching, and why he won’t tell his team to play like BarcelonaMLS
Landon Donovan’s return to the soccer field, as manager of San Diego’s new USL Championship club, is a product of mere happenstance.

LouCity’s Addition of Bone Sets Tone for a Memorable OffseasonUSL
If you’re a Louisville City FC fan, the last couple of days will have done well to ease the pain of the club’s loss in the 2019 USL Championship Final.


Sam Kerr coup has left rival leagues scrambling to keep up with WSLThe Guardian
Chelsea signing is more evidence of a power shift away from the US and clubs and leagues outside England are taking action.

13 NWSL players named to 24-player roster for U.S. women’s national team December identification training campNWSL
U.S. women’s national team head coach Vlatko Andonovski has named 13 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) players to a 24-player roster for an Identification Camp from Dec. 9-14 in Bradenton, Fla. Andonovski’s second training camp since being named head coach on Oct. 28 will close out the year for the USWNT.


Europa League preview: Arsenal, Wolves look to seal knockout berthsNBC Sports
Arsenal and Wolves look to clinch places in the knockout rounds on Thursday, while Manchester United can win its group with a point and help on the out-of-town scoreboard.

Messi marks milestone game with goal as Barcelona cruises to knockout roundCBC
Defending champs Liverpool draw, leave fate to final group stage game.

Manchester City owner makes Mumbai City the eighth club in global portfolioThe Guardian
City Football Group has acquired a majority stake in its eighth football club. The group, which owns Manchester City, has agreed a deal to take a 65% stake in Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League.

PSG marksman Cavani playing patient game again after injuryTSN
There was a time at Paris Saint-Germain when Edinson Cavani was indispensable.

FA Cup second round: Five ties to look out for this weekendBBC Sport
Maldon & Tiptree launch FA Cup second-round weekend when they host League Two Newport County.

Parma’s Daniele Faggiano: ‘We built one promotion around our cafeteria’The Guardian
Sporting director has helped take the club from the third tier to Serie A, fuelled by shrewd signings, big dreams and a cosy canteen

Nikonorov’s journey from factory grind to World Cup gloryFIFA
Boris Nikonorov was watching when Russia won the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup for the first time in 2011. He had just finished his shift at the factory in his hometown of Yaroslavl where he worked “a very dangerous and harmful job where at any moment, we could inhale hydrogen sulfide and lose consciousness, possibly with fatal consequences.” Fast forward eight years and he’s currently Russia’s top scorer at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019.

Some of the best tifos from European football this yearBBC Sport
Including that remarkable Zenit creation with the bear, the wolf and the auld fella with the guitar.

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