BC Soccer News, Thursday, October 25, 2018




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Winners announced for 2018 Whitecaps FC Player AwardsWhitecaps FC
The winners of the 2018 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Player Awards were announced on Wednesday, and winger Alphonso Davies was voted by fans as this year’s Whitecaps FC Player of the Year.

Alphonso Davies hopes to go out a winner in final game with WhitecapsCBC
When Alphonso Davies hits the field for his final Vancouver Whitecaps game on Sunday, his entire family will be watching from the stands.

Davies the star of Whitecaps’ academy system pushing to enter new eraLondon Free Press
One unexpected benefit the Vancouver Whitecaps have had in seeing the team’s academy technical director step in as interim head coach is the belief that the development players will be ready to play at an MLS level, a surprise turnaround for a team that’s struggled to find talent from within.

Kendall Waston wants to leave WhitecapsThe Province
He’s taking Mandarin lessons, has voiced his displeasure with management and is posting cryptic messages on social media, but the Vancouver Whitecaps say team captain Kendall Waston is not being sold to any Asian teams.

Carl Robinson vs Craig Dalrymple: What to Watch as the Vancouver Whitecaps Close of 2018Eighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps 2018 MLS season is drawing to a close. We examine what to look for in their final match, and compare what the Whitecaps have looked like under Dalrymple compared to under Robinson.

From the Pigeon Loft: Song of The Hollow MenAFTN
The team will not be the same next year, and I’m grateful. A new manager, new star players, new faces and names. The wheel turns.

How Dominic Kinnear revived the LA Galaxy’s playoff hopesMLS
Dominic Kinnear didn’t begin his stint as LA Galaxy interim head coach thinking he needed to make major changes. Things may have been bleak when the former assistant was elevated to manager after Sigi Schmid left the team on Sept. 10, but Kinnear knew the Galaxy had the talent to make a real run at the postseason. A minor change here, a new face there, and he thought LA might just sneak in.

Sounders GM results will be revealed on Nov. 13 at Annual Business MeetingSounder at Heart
Garth Lagerwey is expected to be retained by Sounders Alliance members.

MLS to add jersey sleeve advertisements in 2020NBC Sports
In a sign of the times, Major League Soccer is adding more advertising on its uniforms.

MLS Salary update: Giovinco highest paid, newcomer Rooney in top 10SBI
Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco is the highest paid player in Major League Soccer according to the updated MLS salary guide that was released on Tuesday. This year’s update marks the sixth straight year that the league’s players association released the players’ annual salary information.

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Keith Jackson charges into Capilano record booksNorth Shore News
When Keith Jackson first arrived on campus at Capilano University, he had no visions of becoming one of the highest scorers in the history of the PacWest soccer league.

Trinity Western’s women’s soccer team remains at No. 1 in the U SPORTS Top 10, while the Spartans women’s volleyball team is No. 3, the men’s volleyball team is No. 5 and the men’s soccer team is No. 10.

Cascades soccer teams begin playoff runs on the roadUFV
The University of the Fraser Valley soccer teams embark on their post-season journeys this weekend, and both will do so on the road.

Clan on three-year hot streakBurnaby Now
For a third straight season, the Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team are kings of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Cowichan LMG plays to dramatic draw with Vic WestCowichan Valley Citizen
Following a draw at the Sherman Road turf on Friday night, Cowichan LMG remains undefeated in Div. 1 of the Vancouver Island Soccer League, but the situation is far from perfect.

Fernie soccer team makes historyThe Free Press
A group of young Fernie football players will enter the indoor season with fresh enthusiasm after an unexpected tournament victory in Montana.

Obituary: Longtime Vikes soccer coach Brian Hughes was ultimate competitorUVic
Former North American Soccer League and Swansea City pro Brian Hughes, who later found success on the sidelines as head coach of the University of Victoria Vikes men’s soccer team, has died at age 80.

Hosting 2026 World Cup would cost Seattle millions, but almost all money would be recovered, city saysSeattle Times
Seattle could end up swallowing only $82,000 for three games or $136,000 for five games, and even those costs could be shared with local partners, the administration says.

Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League seasonPacific 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 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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Canada announces squad for the Concacaf Men’s Under-20 ChampionshipCSA
Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship, the qualification tournament to next year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019. The Canadian squad features 20 promising prospects that will compete in Florida starting Friday 2 November, all with an eye towards their international development on the path to Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team and future FIFA World Cups.

Fury celebrates three U-20 call-ups, the day after team cuts ties with those playersthe11.ca
Following Canadian soccer can be sorta ridiculous at times. On Wednesday, Canada Soccer released its roster for the squad that will make an attempt to qualify for the upcoming U-20 World Cup.

University scout Mark Rogers details process for inaugural CPL-U Sports DraftCanadian Premier League
Mark Rogers knows who he’d take first overall in next month’s CPL-U SPORTS Draft. “But I’m not telling you,” he told CanPL.ca three weeks before the league holds its inaugural draft.

Can the CanPL start fixing our country’s “Mayan pyramid?”the11.ca
Given the state of Canadian soccer, the seven men sitting around this table in could be forgiven for having doubts. They are at the fourth in a series of the seven Canadian Premier League open trials and, with the participation of Pacific FC coach Michael Silberbauer, it is the first instalment of the trials all seven head coaches have been able to attend.

Capers men ranked No. 1 soccer team in Canada; women’s team moves up rankingsCape Breton Post
A pair of Cape Breton University soccer teams have moved up in the U Sports Top 10 rankings this week.

Former head coach sues Halifax soccer club, claiming ‘little or no support’Chronicle Herald
Halifax City Soccer Club is being sued for constructive dismissal by its former head coach, who says he had no choice but to resign his position.

Soccer field usage down in the FortFort Saskatchewan Online
According to numbers provided by the City of Fort Saskatchewan, local soccer field usage was down by over 200 hours in 2018 compared to 2017.


USL Exit Report – Conference Quarterfinalists, Part 1USL
It’s a tough thing, reaching the postseason but then seeing your season end after only 90 minutes of playoff action and quickly joining those who didn’t have a game last weekend on the sidelines. Sure, it’s nice to have made the USL Cup Playoffs, but there’s a sense of dissatisfaction, especially if this is a repeat occurrence.

Phoenix Rising’s playoff run, fan support enhance bid for expansion MLS teamABC15
When he began his coaching career in Tucson, Arizona native Rick Schantz said the market for soccer in the state was as barren as the desert itself.

Sacramento Republic FC: All quiet on the MLS expansion frontMLS Multiplex
Sacramento Republic FC and supporters stay committed to one more MLS expansion shot. They’re quietly powering up their next bid.

Austin Bold FC Breaks Ground on New StadiumUSL
Construction on Austin Bold FC’s new home began on Wednesday, as club officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at the future sight of Bold Stadium.

Clubs trying to raise money for player who fell into comaNBC Sports
This summer, Moises Martinez’s biggest challenge was making Fresno FC’s first team. Now he’s in an entirely different battle.


W-League season arrives as Matildas aim for World Cup gloryThe New Daily
Sam Kerr is now the most famous face in Australian football – for men and women. Kerr is a global star and has had a sensational 2018, being nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or. The Matildas star will turn out for her hometown team Perth Glory again this season.

Ten years old today, W-League is ready to break new ground… just don’t try to predict the winnerDaily Telegraph
IT’S a season of firsts and a season of change – the W-League kicks off tonight with more focus than ever, and with a Sydney derby that promises to set the tone.

Melbourne City FC sign talented youngster ahead of W-League title defenceMelbourne City FC
Melbourne City FC has signed talented pair Nia Stamatopoulos and Chelsea Blissett ahead of the upcoming 2018/19 Westfield W-League season.

Lisa Swanson has been voted as the winner of the Scottish Building Society SWPL Player of the Month for September 2018. The FC Kilmarnock forward claimed over 50% of the vote, with just shy of 2,500 total votes cast.

Women’s football in Football Manager 2019 as Chelsea boss Emma Hayes added to best-selling gameFootball London
Chelsea boss Emma Hayes has become the first British female manager of a women’s team to be included in Football Manager 2019, the latest edition in the long-running video game series.


Champions League wrap: BVB on fire, Barca wins without MessiNBC Sports
It was a bit of a slow burn, but the UEFA Champions League sure provided more drama once the goals started coming in Wednesday.

Europa League preview: Arsenal’s biggest test yet; Chelsea to rest starsNBC Sports
Arsenal has a very tricky few days ahead of itself, facing the toughest test of its Europa League group stage before returning home for a London Derby against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Van Persie likely to retire after season at FeyenoordNBC Sports
Robin Van Persie will likely close up shop on his playing career at the end of this season.

Belgium top Fifa rankings while win in Spain lifts England to fifthThe Guardian
Belgium have edged ahead of France to take outright top spot in Fifa’s world rankings while England have moved into the top five off the back of their victory in Spain, but tiny Gibraltar were the biggest risers thanks to their first two competitive wins this month.

Raja Casablanca have moved into the CAF Confederation Cup final after they defeated Enyimba 2-1 (3-1 on aggregate) at Stade Mohamed V on Wednesday evening.

Saudi partners SoftBank pull out of Riyadh summit raising questions over ‘morality’ of Infantino’s $25bnInside World Football
The geo-political financial partnership between Saudi Arabia and Japanese financiers SoftBank, rumoured to be the operators of the financial vehicle behind the $25 billion FIFA international calendar sell off, looks like it might have run into difficulties over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Manchester United’s shambolic investments lack a grand designThe Guardian
José Mourinho’s side were astonishingly passive against Juve but amid his post-match bluster there was the kernel of a point.

Morocco jails 14 fans for protesting naval killing of student fleeing for Spain Inside World Football
During their 2026 World Cup campaign, Moroccan officials were at pains to stress how human rights were not an issue – just as Turkey did for the 2024 Euros.

Fifa proposes a new annual Club World Cup featuring top European teamsBBC Sport
A new and expanded Club World Cup – held every year featuring some of the Premier League and Europe’s top clubs – has been proposed by Fifa.

Cherno Samba: ‘I love Championship Manager … but there was a time I wanted to sleep and never wake’The Guardian
For a long time, Samba was troubled by the discrepancy between his real and virtual selves. Opposition defenders would taunt him about it. He even denied that he played the game, although he did. “I’d be Manchester United, I’d sign myself, I would score loads and we’d win everything,” Samba says. “It sounds a bit weird but the thing is I was great in it!”

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.

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