VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
The Next Month: Roster Decisions & Transfer Targets – Eighty-Six Forever
Breaking down the next month of MLS roster moves & the club’s two latest (possible) transfer targets.
Toronto FC will have its hands full dealing with Seattle’s terror-ific trio – Edmonton Journal
The Seattle Sounders are a good club by any measure, but there is a terrific trio on the roster that Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney is particularly worried about.
Seattle Sounders expect Jozy Altidore to feature for Toronto FC in MLS Cup, despite injury – MLS
Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore may have all but written off his chances of returning from injury in time to feature in Sunday’s MLS Cup Final but Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer isn’t so sure.
Atlanta United reportedly trading Nagbe to Columbus – AJC
Atlanta United has reportedly agreed to trade midfielder Darlington Nagbe to Columbus in exchange for an undisclosed amount of Allocation Money.
Dome Torrent departure shows league must change – MLS Multiplex
New York City FC head coach Dome Torrent is reportedly set to depart this offseason despite having another year remaining on his contract. His reasoning simple: he does not like MLS. His exit, then, proves that the league must change.
PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS
WSOC: ‘Birds take on Montreal in U SPORTS quarterfinal – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds begin their quest for a seventh U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship with a quarterfinal matchup against the Montreal Carabins on Thursday, November 7, at 1:00 p.m. PT in Victoria.
USPORTS WSOC Championship preview – UVic
The 2019 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship, hosted for the fourth time by the Victoria Vikes, kicks off on Thursday at Centennial Stadium and concludes next Sunday with the gold medal game.
MSOC: T-Birds prepared to face UQTR in U SPORTS quarter-final – UBC
For the fifth consecutive year the UBC Thunderbirds are at the U SPORTS national championship tournament as they begin their quest for their first title since 2013, looking to build on their record 13 banners.
ROBERTSON NAMED U SPORTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR, SAKAKI 1ST TEAM ALL-CANADIAN – TWU
Trinity Western fifth-yea midfielder Jenaya Robertson (Delta, B.C.) was honoured with the Chantal Navert Memorial Award as the U SPORTS women’s soccer Player of the Year Wednesday night, as the national award winners were celebrated at the annual All-Canadian Gala. Fourth-year defender Kristen Sakaki (Surrey, B.C.) was also honour Wednesday, as she named a U SPORTS First Team All-Canadian.
RUBY NAMED TO U SPORTS ALL-ROOKIE TEAM – TWU
After a dominant first season on the Spartans men’s soccer team, Jake Ruby (North Vancouver, B.C.) has been named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie Team.
B.C. boys soccer rankings 11.06.19: A new AAA Top 10 ahead of Thursday, where the match card is filled with golden clashes – Varsity Letters
Ahead of the start of the 2019 B.C. senior boys Triple A soccer championships at Burnaby Lake on Nov. 21, the nitty-gritty of the new zone championships are coming together to reveal yet another talented field of provincial contenders.
Farmer, Shumbusho named All-Canadians – UBC
A pair of UBC Thunderbirds were honoured as two of the best in U SPORTS men’s soccer at the All-Canadian banquet Wednesday morning at Université de Montreal.
Cowichan Steelheads win, 49ers earn draw – Cowichan Valley Citizen
The Cowichan Steelheads made up some ground on the Cowichan 49ers in the Vancouver Island Soccer League’s masters A division last weekend.
North Okanagan youth soccer advocates recognized provincially – Vernon Morning Star
Two members of North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association (NOYSA) have been given provincial recognition.
BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in Canada – BC 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, 2019 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of Directors – BCSA
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 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.
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE & CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Cape Breton Capers men’s soccer team seeking second national title at U Sports championship – Cape Breton Post
The Cape Breton Capers men’s soccer team is no stranger to playing on the national stage.
League1 Women’s Players Take 44 All-Star And 11 Individual Distinctions At OUA/ OCAA Year End Awards – League1 Ontario
As Canadian college and university provincial competition concluded this past weekend, individual and team awards were chosen and a huge number of League1 players found their names on the big trophies.
League1 Men’s Players Sweep Up At OUA/ OCAA Awards With 11 Individual And 55 All-Star Awards – League1 Ontario
With the Canadian college and university provincial finals all wrapped up this past weekend, individual and team awards have all been handed out and there is a huge number of League1 players with their hands on trophies in Ontario.
CPL confirms selection order for 2019 CPL-U SPORTS Draft – CanPL
The Canadian Premier League and U SPORTS on Wednesday officially announced the selection order for the 2019 CPL-U SPORTS Draft. The draft will be held in Montreal as part of this year’s U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship from Nov. 7-10.
Canada Soccer strikes deals to air crucial USA-Canada game on linear TV – Sportsbusiness.com
Due to the importance of the Canada-USA game, Canada Soccer has secured a deal to broadcast the clash free of charge nationwide to Bell, Rogers and TELUS subscribers, as well as on OneSoccer. (Note: Shaw subscribers in BC will need to watch on OneSoccer).
MEDIAPRO Reflects on Inaugural Season With Canada’s OneSoccer – Sports Video
MEDIAPRO Canada has aired live coverage of over 300 soccer games on its dedicated soccer channel, OneSoccer, including 130 Canadian games produced by a game day talent and broadcast crew of over 400 local professionals, marking a stunning debut in the Canadian sports broadcasting landscape.
More women and girls are playing soccer, but where are the female coaches? – Chronicle Herald
Athletic directors have long been scrutinized for having a tendency to hire who they are comfortable with and people who look like them. Some ADs will argue that women simply aren’t suited to the job. Marisa Colzie is proving them wrong.
USL & LOWER LEAGUE SOCCER NEWS
Locomotive FC run pushed forward by diversified offensive attack – KSTM
El Paso Locomotive FC’s Cinderella playoff run will continue on Saturday in the USL Championship’s Western Conference final against Real Monarchs in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Orange County SC re-sign Michael Orozco to multi-year contract – Angels on Parade
Orange County SC announced on Tuesday they have re-signed defender Michael Orozco to a multi-year contract extension.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Kerr-ching: Two European giants submit hefty offers for Sam Kerr – SMH
Sam Kerr is close to finalising her future with just two clubs left in the hotly-contested race for her signature. Sources close to the Matildas striker suggest Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) and Chelsea are the remaining offers on the table for Kerr, with the French club’s interest first reported by this column.
‘It’s a challenge’: Europe threat prompts W-League, NWSL alliance – SMH
Matildas defender Alanna Kennedy nearly didn’t came back to Australia to play in the W-League this season. She was one of several Australian players enticed to play in the burgeoning European leagues that loom as the new threat for the country’s top women’s competition. If the leagues’ in England, Italy, Germany and Spain keep growing at their current rate, Kennedy admits this season with Sydney FC could be her last.
Stage set for Women’s Club Championship in Korea Republic – AFC
Australia’s Melbourne Victory, Nippon TV Beleza from Japan, China PR’s Jiangsu Suning Ladies Football Club and Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels from Korea Republic will go down in the history books as the first four Asian clubs aiming to clinch the first-ever title in a tournament organised for women’s clubs in Asia.
England v Germany: Five talking points on women’s Wembley showcase – BBC Sport
England’s women have a chance to make history in more ways than one at a sold-out Wembley on Saturday.
Growing pressure on Lionesses shows growth of women’s football and must be embraced, insists Gemma Bonner – Evening Standard
Poor performances have brought on closer scrutiny of Phil Neville’s side as they work towards preparation for next summer’s Olympics and the Euros in 2021, held at home.
England’s Ellie Roebuck says watching Lionesses at Wembley was life-changing – The Guardian
Manchester City’s goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck has credited watching the Lionesses at Wembley as a 15-year-old in 2014 with giving her the belief that a career in football was possible.
New Zealand Football considering joint bid with Australia for 2023 Women’s World Cup – Newshub NZ
New Zealand Football is set to decide next week whether it will launch a joint bid with Australia to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UCL wrap: Rodrygo scores three for 6-star Real; PSG through – NBC Sports
The Champions League again produced wild moments all over Europe that extended well past Kyle Walker‘s turn in goal for Manchester City.
Napoli set to take legal action against their own players after row over training ground retreat – The Independent
Carlo Ancelotti and his players reportedly refused to board a bus to the retreat, which was organised by club chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, after their draw with RB Salzburg.
Europa League preview: Man Utd, Wolves eye qualification – NBC Sports
Manchester United midfielder Fred wants to get Europa League knockout round qualification done and dusted on the double.
Three FA Cup ties to watch this weekend – Four Four Two
The FA Cup first round proper always throws up a number of shocks and there are plenty of potential banana skins in this year’s competition.
‘The problem is I’m Italian’ says Balotelli amid racism debate – Yahoo Sports
In a Serie A season that has been marred by discriminatory slurs from the outset, Balotelli’s outburst has prompted more debate, more outrage and more indignation over the problem of racism inside Italy’s stadiums than any other case.
Lebanon’s Al Ahed make history with AFC Cup win in Malaysia – Inside World Football
The twice-shifted AFC Cup final saw an historic first win of an AFC club competition by a Lebanese club. Al Ahed defeated North Korea’s 4.25 SC 1-0 at the Kuala Lumpur Stadium in Malaysia.
Three Tokyo 2020 tickets on the line in Africa – FIFA
Africa is ready to find out which nations will represent the continent at next year’s Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020. The CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Cairo, Egypt from 8 to 22 November as eight nations compete for three coveted tickets to the Olympic Games.
Son Heung-min in text message contact with André Gomes after serious injury – The Guardian
Son Heung-min has revealed that he has swapped text messages with André Gomes after his role in the Everton midfielder’s serious ankle injury. The Tottenham forward, who put his psychological issues behind him to score twice in Wednesday’s 4-0 Champions League win at Red Star Belgrade, contacted Gomes to express how sorry he felt for the player and his family.
U-17 WC – Favourites forge ahead to final eight – FIFA
Following Korea Republic and the Netherlands, four more teams made it through to the last eight during the second Round of 16 matchday at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019™, with Mexico, Spain, France and Brazil all progressing.
Dalian Atkinson: Police officer charged with footballer murder – BBC
A police officer has been charged with the murder of retired footballer Dalian Atkinson who died after being Tasered. The ex-Aston Villa striker, 48, was restrained by police officers at his father’s house in Telford, Shropshire, on 15 August 2016.
At £2,238, Arsenal are most expensive English club to follow, Man City offer best value – Inside World Football
Premier League fans are paying 31% more in England to follow their teams and the league than they were in 2014/15 season despite the cost of tickets having risen by just 1% over the same period.