VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Episode 312 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Be Forever Free – Vancouver trade moves, Whitecaps Year In Review Part 3, MLS Cup, CanWNT and more) – AFTN
Marc Dos Santos said he was planning on being “very active” in the MLS trade window and he was true to his word. We look over the moves made and discuss some that may be still to come, as the new ‘Caps coach rebuilds the squad.
Dos Santos: Kei Kamara won’t return to Whitecaps, Waston’s return unlikely – MLS
There’s no doubting Vancouver need to do a lot of work to improve defensively, having conceded 67 goals this season, the fourth-worst record in all of MLS. And it looks like they’ll be doing that without Kendall Waston, with Dos Santos admitting that he’s had talks with the ‘Caps captain but he “doesn’t expect him back.”
Whitecaps FC reveal protected player list for Tuesday’s MLS Expansion Draft – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday the list of 11 protected players for this year’s MLS Expansion Draft, which will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. PT.
Vancouver Whitecaps sign English midfielder Andy Rose to one-year deal – Vancouver Sun
Andy Rose started his professional career with the Seattle Sounders and has spent the past three seasons in the United Kingdom.
Former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid hospitalized – LA Times
Former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, was in intensive care at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Monday, confirmed the hospital, which refused to release any other information.
Here’s what FC Cincinnati has to choose from in its MLS expansion draft – Cincinnati.com
FC Cincinnati worked through the night Sunday studying lists of protected and unprotected players from around Major League Soccer’s rosters to see who might be a fit for the Queen City club’s inaugural MLS season in 2019.
Intriguing options for FC Cincinnati in Expansion Draft on Tuesday – MLS
Some players on the list might not make sense for how FCC want to build their team, but they hold value within the league. Two years ago, Atlanta chose Donny Toia with the top pick and then traded him to Orlando City for the No. 8 pick in the SuperDraft. They took Julian Gressel with the pick, which turned out pretty good for them. Last year, LAFC selected Jukka Raitala and Raheem Edwards and traded them to Montreal for Laurent Ciman.
Are the LA Galaxy closing in on Caleb Porter as their new coach? – SBI
The LA Galaxy have yet to make a decision their head coach position, but Monday night offered some evidence that a hire might be in the works.
Atlanta’s MLS Cup celebration is joyous, but short-lived – NBC Sports
Atlanta United must find a coach to replace Tata Martino and likely cope with the loss of star midfielder Miguel Almiron before returning to the field in February for their first appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League.
River Plate’s Martinez announces he’s joining Atlanta United – SBI
Gonzalo “Pity” Martinez says he will be the next South American star to head to Atlanta United.
MLS releases list of 34 players eligible for Free Agency – Whitecaps FC
Starting at 12 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Free Agents may engage in negotiations with MLS clubs outside of their previous club.
Report: San Jose Earthquakes to sign Brazilian midfielder Judson – MLS
With new head coach Matias Almeyda in place, the San Jose Earthquakes could be looking to South America right away for reinforcements for the 2019 season.
City of Columbus approves funding for new Crew stadium, practice facility – Massive Report
The hastily unveiled plans to keep Columbus Crew SC in Columbus passed a major milestone on Monday night as Columbus City Council voted unanimously to approve their part of the deal to keep the soccer team in town.
FC Cincinnati sign 5 players from 2018 USL team on Monday – MLS
The day before their expansion draft, FC Cincinnati continued to make news and add to their inaugural MLS roster by signing five more players from their USL squad.
MLS eyes expansion as Cup final records viewership growth – SportsPro Media
Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber is confident that North America’s top soccer tier will cater more franchises in the years to come.
U.S. Soccer Federation’s Ryan Mooney leaving to join new project run by Union co-owner Richie Graham – Philly.com
Ryan Mooney, a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Soccer Federation who most recently held the lofty title of “chief soccer officer,” is leaving the governing body to help run a new sports business venture formed by Union minority owner Richie Graham.
MLS teams complete roster moves ahead of expansion draft – SBI
With the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft set to kick off, all 23 Major League Soccer organizations have completed their roster moves after a busy season.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Davies, Huitema, and Wilkinson nominated for Concacaf Awards – Whitecaps FC
Concacaf announced on Monday the nominees and the opening of fan voting for the annual Concacaf Awards, including several Whitecaps FC representatives.
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
Derek Cornelius and Jordyn Huitema named Canada Soccer’s Youth International Players of the Year – CSA
Canada Soccer’s young footballers Derek Cornelius and Jordyn Huitema have been named the 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year. The young duo have been recognised for their excellence at the international level with Canada Soccer’s national youth teams.
Despite setbacks, Edmonton goalkeeper Annie Ulliac looks to the future – Northern Starting XI
Although she hasn’t played many competitive minutes in her two most recent seasons in the NCAA, Edmonton’s Annie Ulliac has maintained a positive attitude while looking to the future.
‘Bursting point’: Booming Halifax courted by multiple sports leagues – Delta Optimist
The HFX Wanderers Football Club is expected to compete in the Canadian Premier League in its inaugural 2019 season, and a new National Lacrosse League franchise — a relocation of New York State’s Rochester Knighthawks — will play at the Scotiabank Centre under a new team name, potentially the Halifax Privateers, starting next December.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
USL League One Reveals 2019 Regular Season Schedule – USL League 1
USL League One announced today its 2019 regular season schedule, with 10 teams playing 28 games each from March 29-Oct. 5. A total of 140 games will be played during the regular season before the League One Playoffs kick off the weekend of Oct. 11-13.
1868 FC signs top scorer from Las Vegas – KOLO TV
Reno 1868 FC has signed midfielder Raúl Mendiola pending league and federation approval, the club announced Monday.
Salgado Opens Up About Homecoming with Locomotive FC – USL
Omar Salgado’s career has taken him from El Paso, Texas to different countries, and seen him represent both the United States and Mexico at the international level, but according to a guest column for the El Paso Times published Monday, signing with his hometown club – 2019 USL expansion side El Paso Locomotive FC – is “a dream come true.”
Memphis 901 FC Adds Caribbean Internationals – USL
Memphis 901 FC announced on Monday it had signed three Caribbean internationals for its inaugural USL Championship season, with Trinidad & Tobago National Team members Triston Hodge and Leston Paul and Jamaican National Team player Ewan Grandison joining the club, pending league and federation approval.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
‘I want to be on that plane to France’: Harrison’s lofty dream after injury nightmare – FFA
Returning Sydney FC star Amy Harrison is daring to dream of a spot in the Westfield Matildas squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 after overcoming a second serious knee injury.
Draw provides sense of Déjà vu for Women’s World Cup aspirants – FIFA
Last Saturday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 Draw was always likely to provide numerous intriguing scenarios across the six groups. After all, the 24-strong field included four former winners and four debutantes, plus a number of host nations who have made the leap from outsiders to genuine title-contenders in recent times.
Women’s football round-up: Charlton challenging at top of Championship, Eagles suffer narrow Spurs loss – London News Online
Goals from Liz Ejupi and Lily Agg guided Charlton to a 2-0 victory over Lewes in the FA Women’s Championship.
Sponsorship milestone shows women’s football is now big business – The Guardian
Sponsorship deals are routinely mocked, from Manchester United’s mattress partners to Everton’s Angry Birds sleeves, with some companies all too keen to get themselves associated with Premier League clubs. And we roll our eyes at the latest madcap scenarios players find themselves in at launch events. However Uefa’s announcement that it has agreed a seven-year deal with Visa as the first sponsor of Uefa women’s football deserves the celebratory tone with which it was unveiled.
From street to stadium to sexual harassment: Afghan women’s football in crisis – Euronews
With Afghan women’s football in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse, the liberating influence the game has had in the country is in jeopardy.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UCL preview: Liverpool, Spurs need final-day results – NBC Sports
Four of the eight UEFA Champions League groups are set to wrap up on Tuesday, and a pair of Premier League sides have plenty of work still ahead of them if they are to progress to the knockout rounds.
Barcelona pulls out of league game in US; La Liga scraps plan – NBC Sports
La Liga has given up on its plan to play a regular-season match in the United States next month because Barcelona backed down from its commitment.
Villarreal, Valencia and Athletic struggling in Spain – London Free Press
Traditional Spanish clubs Villarreal, Valencia, and Athletic Bilbao entered the season with high hopes, looking to make a run against the powerful trio of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
COUPE DE FRANCE ROUND OF 64 DRAW – Ligue 1
Holders Paris Saint-Germain have been drawn away to fifth-tier opposition in the round of 64 of the Coupe de France, while Toulouse FC will host OGC Nice in the only clash between two top-flight teams.
Jadon Sancho transfer value leaps €78m to top ranking of Europe’s hottest prospects – Inside World Football
Breakthrough Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho has increased his transfer value by more €78 million in the past three months, a bump of more than 800% since the start of the season. Any buyer would now have to pay almost €88 million to sign him.
Iceland coach Hallgrimsson hired by Qatari soccer club – Canada.com
Iceland’s coach at the World Cup has been hired by Qatari soccer club Al-Arabi.
Chelsea suspends four fans from games amid Sterling investigation – TSN
Amid an outcry over the treatment of Raheem Sterling by England’s media and soccer fans, Chelsea suspended four people from attending its matches as police investigated whether the Manchester City winger was racially abused during a Premier League match.
Raheem Sterling shouldn’t have to educate the media about racism – The Guardian
Sterling should be free to do his job – play football. But he’s right that the British media needs to tackle racism, head on.
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.