VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
VIDEO: Part 2: Dos Santos discusses DPs, recruitment, and more with TSN’s Peter Schaad – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC head coach Marc Dos Santos sits down with TSN’s Peter Schaad following Monday’s roster moves.
AUDIO: Teibert: Whitecaps need to bring a trophy to Vancouver – Sportsnet
Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Russell Teibert joined Sportsnet 650 to discuss Canadian national team coach John Herdman, and the job he has done in rebuilding the program by bringing in a new generation of players.
NY Red Bulls vs. Atlanta United | 2018 Conference Championship Preview – MLS
Atlanta United’s first win over the New York Red Bulls in history put the Five Stripes on the brink of history as “Tata” Martino’s squad takes a commanding 3-0 aggregate lead into the second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship Thursday night at Red Bull Arena.
Preview: The Red Bulls take the fight back to Harrison in a massive second leg – Once a Metro
One to forget. A disaster. Same old Metro. Most of the knee jerk reactions that came after the whistle of the 3-0 defeat to Atlanta United sounded similar to these outbursts.
Preview: Sporting KC and Portland to clash in decisive leg of Western Conference Championship on Thursday – Sporting KC
The 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs continue Thursday when top-seeded Sporting Kansas City hosts the No. 5 seed Portland Timbers in the decisive second leg of the Western Conference Championship at world-class Children’s Mercy Park.
Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers | 2018 Conference Championship Preview – MLS
It is all to play for at Children’s Mercy Park for the second leg of the Western Conference Championship after the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City played to a 0-0 draw at Providence Park on Sunday.
Bastian Schweinsteiger will return for a third year with Chicago Fire – Pro Soccer USA
The club announced Wednesday the 34-year-old star signed a new contract through the 2019 season. He will remain a Designated Player on the roster.
David Villa Announces Exit From NYCFC, But He Isn’t Retiring – SI.com
David Villa will not come back to NYCFC in 2019. The Spanish striker announced Wednesday that he’ll be leaving the club, but he won’t be retiring and will be announcing his next destination in the coming days.
Toronto FC GM: No timeline to re-sign Giovinco, Altidore & Bradley – Sportsnet
One of the more interesting questions about Toronto FC at the moment, especially after the club’s spectacular capitulation in MLS this year, surrounds its three designated players.
LA Galaxy close to hiring Dennis te Kloese to lead soccer staff – MLS
The LA Galaxy are close to hiring Dennis te Kloese as their new head of soccer operations, multiple sources have told MLSsoccer.com.
Real Salt Lake signs two players to homegrown contracts – Salt Lake Tribune
Real Salt Lake signed two players to homegrown contracts, the team announced Wednesday.
Jorge Villafana’s MLS journey started with an open tryout – Ledger-Enquirer
Portland Timbers defender Jorge Villafana was just a kid in high school when he got a shot at reality show stardom.
St. Louis committee passes resolution for new MLS stadium project – MLS
The St. Louis Housing, Urban Development and Zoning committee unanimously passed a resolution in support of an MLS stadium plan in the city on Wednesday.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Vancouver back as Canadian men’s national team home for “bloody big match” against French Guiana, with more matches set to follow – AFTN
The Canadian men’s national team are heading back to BC Place after an absence of two and a half years. It’s a return that was looking increasingly unlikely after the BC Provincial government disappointingly pulled Vancouver out of the list of potential host cities for the 2026 World Cup, but it seems that football is indeed coming home.
Tickets on sale today for Canada v French Guiana Qualifier at BC Place – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v French Guiana Concacaf Nations League Qualifier are on sale to the public via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 1.855.985.5000. With a place in Group A of 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League and the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup on the line, Canada will look to draw on #CanadaRED fan support for this crucial match.
Baxter makes history as first NCAA All-America in women’s soccer – SFU
Simon Fraser University senior midfielder Jenna-lee Baxter became the women’s soccer program’s first-ever All-America after she was selected to the 2018 Division II
VMSL Week 12 Round-up: West Van take top spot as Rino’s slip again and Croatia power on (with video highlights) – AFTN
There’s new leaders in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League Premier Division.
Whitecaps FC pushing players from smaller communities into college showcase spotlight – Whitecaps FC
When Whitecaps FC began opening Regional Academy Centres, the club made a commitment to give local players opportunities to have high level coaching, develop their game, and see a pathway towards levels of success that they may not have previously considered.
SFU men’s soccer announces 2019 recruiting class – SFU
Simon Fraser University men’s soccer head coach Clint Schneider has announced the signing of five athletes to his 2019 freshman class. Christian Comuzzi, Christian Hanche-Olsen, Owen McBride, Patrick Ruszczyk and Sidrit Vukaj have signed National Letters of Intent to compete for Canada’s NCAA team next season.
Cowichan LMG gets away with one against Gorge – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Despite fielding what head coach Glen Martin thought was their best lineup so far this Vancouver Island Soccer League season, Cowichan LMG didn’t put forward their best performance on Friday night, but they still managed to escape with a 2-1 win over Gorge at the Sherman Road turf.
UNBC celebrates its Academic All-Canadians – Prince George Citizen
UNBC honoured its U Sports Academic All-Canadians during a Tuesday gathering at the university. Academic All-Canadians must excel in their chosen sport and in the classroom. To be recognized, they must have achieved a grade point average of 3.67 (A-) or higher.
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
Canada to play for third place at Uruguay 2018 after 0:1 loss to Mexico – CSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-17 team will now play for third place at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 after falling 0:1 to Mexico in the Semi-final at Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo. Canada will face New Zealand in the Match for Third Place on Saturday 1 December at 16:00 local (14:00 ET/11:00 PT) LIVE on TSN1 and RDS2 in Canada.
U-17 World Cup takeaways: Canada’s finals dreams undone by tame effort – Sportsnet
Canada’s dream of reaching the finals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup ended with a 1-0 loss to rivals Mexico on Wednesday in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Arfield, Sinclair, Davies and Huitema along Canada Soccer award nominees – TSN
Canada captains Scott Arfield and Christine Sinclair join Bayern Munich teenager Alphonso Davies and Manchester City striker Janine Beckie in a deep pool of candidates for the Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards.
Three Canadian soccer players among semifinalists for MAC Hermann Trophy – Medicine Hat News
Three Canadians have made the list of semifinalists for the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy, awarded annually to the top men’s and women’s U.S. college soccer players.
Paulus: “Things just aren’t going to work out” between FCE and Fordyce – the11.ca
The leading scorer in FC Edmonton’s NASL history won’t be with the club when it plays its first Canadian Premier League match next April.
VIDEO: Canadian Premier League boosts World Cup hopes – CityNews
A look at York 9’s preparations for the CanPL season.
The Mississauga MetroStars introduce themselves, their sport & their aspirations – Waking the Red
Head coach Phil Ionadi; former TFC players Dwayne De Rosario & Adrian Cann provide a primer on arena soccer before the MASL season kicks off on Saturday.
Edmonton Police Service takes annual Woodall Cup indoors to Scottish Soccer Dome – Edmonton Sun
Const. Daniel Woodall was a family man, a soccer fan and police officer. And this year, the Edmonton Police Service is taking their memorial game for the slain officer indoors, as they host the fourth annual Woodall Cup on Thursday (6 p.m.) at the Edmonton Soccer Dome.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Ottawa’s Crepeau Claims Goalkeeper of the Year Honor – USL
The United Soccer League announced on Monday that Ottawa Fury FC goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau has been voted the 2018 USL Goalkeeper of the Year. The Canadian international recorded a USL single-season record with 15 shutouts for Fury FC in 31 appearances to claim the honor.
Can The USL Overtake MLS In Chicago? – The 18
Everything was looking up in the Chicago. So why then is an upcoming expansion side in the second division United Soccer League making waves about challenging for the title as the city’s soccer team? Location and amibition.
TFC II add Shaffelburg ahead of 2019 USL League One season – Waking the Red
Toronto FC announced on Wednesday that Jacob Shaffelburg has signed a USL contract for the upcoming season.
New Mexico Adds Hamilton to Inaugural Roster – USL
On Wednesday, New Mexico United announced the signing of midfielder Sam Hamilton for the 2019 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval.
Asante Returns to Rising FC after All-League Season – USL
Phoenix Rising FC announced on Wednesday that 2018 USL Championship All-League selection Solomon Asante would return for the 2019 season. Per club policy, the details of the contract will not be made public.
Stadium construction begins for Louisville City FC – Wave 3
The land was cleared and prepped months ago; now, Louisville City FC’s new stadium will start to take shape. Two contractors — Messer and Harmon — took on the aggressive timeline to complete the soccer facility in Butchertown by spring of 2020.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Spain survive New Zealand test to book final ticket – FIFA
Spain overcame New Zealand 2-0 in the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 to book their spot in Saturday’s final in Montevideo.
National Women’s Soccer League Reveals 2019 Schedule Format – Orlando City SC
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the league’s season will be extended to 33 weeks beginning in the 2019 season, with the regular season schedule to remain at 24-games for the third-consecutive season and fourth time in league history.
USWNT players will probably miss at least half of 2019 NWSL season – Stars & Stripes FC
The NWSL has released the key dates of their 2019 schedule and it’s another jam-packed World Cup year.
South Africa, Nigeria qualify for 2019 Women’s World Cup – The Equalizer
South Africa qualified for their first Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Mali in the Africa Women Cup of Nations semifinals on Tuesday. Thembi Kgatlana of the Houston Dash scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 31st minute. Lebohang Ramalepe added the second goal in the 81st and the South Africans were on their way.
An NCAA Women’s College Cup for the ages: Four No. 1 seeds put legacies at stake – The Equalizer
We’re all number ones. While it’s common knowledge that those NCAA Division I teams outside the 16 nationally-ranked teams in the bracket rarely make it to the final weekend, this year, the pattern went a step further. If you weren’t a No. 1 seed, you were out of luck.
Orlando Pride star Sydney Leroux announces she is pregnant – Pro Soccer USA
Orlando Pride star Sydney Leroux announced she is pregnant, sharing the news in humorous fashion on her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Wednesday UCL Rewind: PSG top Liverpool, Spurs edge Inter, and more – SBI
Matchday 5 saw multiple clubs punch their ticket into the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 win over Monaco gave them a chance to play in the next round of the elite European competition. Borussia Dortmund settled for a scoreless draw with Club Brugge but allowed the current Bundesliga leaders to advance to the Round of 16.
Seven more teams off to Champions League knockout stage – The Star
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich put aside their domestic worries to impress on the European stage and qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Tuesday, as both Manchester clubs, Roma, Ajax and Juventus also advanced to the last 16 with one game to spare.
Neymar, the great individualist of the age, gives less to provide more for PSG – The Guardian
The Brazilian scored PSG’s winner in perhaps his most effective high-profile performance since leaving Barcelona.
Russian tensions forces UEFA to move Vorskla Poltava vs Arsenal to safer haven of Kiev – Inside World Football
The escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine off the coast of Crimea have spilled over into football with UEFA deciding to relocate Arsenal’s Europa League tie against FC Vorskla Poltava on Thursday to Kiev following the introduction of martial law in some parts of Ukraine.
Brazil’s Atletico Paranaense reaches Copa Sudamericana final – CityNews
Brazil’s Atletico Paranaense is the first finalist of the Copa Sudamericana, South America’s second most prestigious soccer club tournament.
Robbie Keane named Ireland assistant coach, retires from football – LAG Confidential
Days after the attacker who helped bring three MLS Cups to Los Angeles was appointed as an assistant coach with the Ireland National Team, one of world football’s memorable strikers is hanging up his boots. Following an illustrious 23 year career including stops at Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan and the LA Galaxy, Robbie Keane has officially retired from the game.
Zurich voters greenlight long-awaited new stadium complex despite opposition – Inside World Football
A slim majority of voters in Zurich has greenlighted the construction of a new 18,000 all-seat football stadium in the city.
AFC’s awards spectacular celebrates sees big wins for China, Japan and Qatar – Inside World Football
Defenders don’t generally win matches, they save them. Certainly they rarely get recognized when it comes to giving out awards. Qatar’s Abdelkarim Hassan struck a blow for central defenders worldwide when he beat two of Japan’s Asian Champions League winning stars to pick up the AFC Men’s Player of the Year Award.
FIFA ethics judge resigns while suspected of corruption – London Free Press
FIFA says one of its ethics committee judges resigned after he was investigated for alleged corruption in Malaysia.
Eibar: The female president & football philosophy behind Real Madrid conquerors – BBC Sport
The top two management positions at La Liga’s smallest club Eibar are held by women. President Amaia Gorostiza admits its “unusual”, but also says its “nothing special” in this small Basque city.
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.