BC Soccer News, Tuesday, February 11, 2020




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020, 7:30 PM



Episode 379 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Driving The Fun – MLS CBA, Whitecaps preseason and signings, Christine Sinclair, CPL)AFTN
This week’s episode of the AFTN Soccer Show falls in the CiTR Radio ‘Fundrive’ period, as the radio station tries to raise some money for equipment and other ventures. As such there a little bit of a different vibe, but there’s also a lot of football chat as well.

No itchy transfer trigger finger for Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver Sun
No DPs will be coming in or out of the roster for the Whitecaps in this transfer window, with the club content to pick and choose which players fit with the profile and culture

The Village Stand: Introducing our new General Admission sectionWhitecaps FC
Stand with us. Join us in the loudest, most vibrant part of the stadium. Seating is unassigned, so you can stand where you want, with who you want! To get the ball rolling, we’re offering specially-priced tickets for the first two matches. Don’t miss out – secure your spot today!

Impact and Ignacio Piatti agree to the termination of his contractMontreal Impact
The Montreal Impact announced on Monday the termination of the contract of midfielder Nacho Piatti, following an agreement between all parties, allowing him to sign a new contract with first division Argentine club San Lorenzo, the club he played with before joining Montreal in 2014.

FC Dallas midfielder Bryan Acosta out 3-4 weeks after emergency appendectomyDallas News
FC Dallas midfielder Bryan Acosta might miss the team’s season opener because of emergency medical procedure underwent Sunday.

TFC II’s Luca Petrasso shows worth in Toronto’s 2-0 victoryMLS
Luca Petrasso showed his capabilities for his full-time employer’s parent club, creating both goals in Toronto FC’s 2-0 preseason win over University of California-Irvine on Monday.

MLS Ticker: Piatti leaves Impact, Guzan signs contract extension, and more – SBI
MLS Ticker: Piatti leaves Impact, Guzan signs contract extension, and more
Longtime goalkeeper Brad Guzan is committing his future to Atlanta United.

MLS, Inter Miami lose key argument in Inter Milan lawsuitNBC Sports
The myriad twists and turns on David Beckham’s path to bring a Major League Soccer team to Miami have gone in a new direction.


Comox Valley United clinches VISL second division titleComox Valley Record
The Comox Valley United men’s team clinched the Vancouver Island Soccer League second division title after winning a pair of games on the weekend.

Tickets on sale for Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team return to VancouverCSA
Tickets to the highly anticipated Canada-Australia Women’s International Friendly Match set for Tuesday 14 April at BC Place are on sale to the public today 29 January 2020 via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 1.855.985.5000.

Penticton & PCSL revives Kennedy Cup Tournament for 2020BC Soccer Web
The John F. Kennedy Cup has a unique history amongst North America’s trophies for soccer. Founded in 1960, the Kennedy Cup was the first (and only) sporting trophy to be sanctioned by the late President of the United States. It also was the base for some of the first meaningful matches between clubs from British Columbia’s PCSL, California, Oregon, Washington and Mexico. When President Kennedy was assassinated in November, 1963, it was one of the few sporting events in the United States to take place that month with the family’s blessing.

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 UBCUBC 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 SyndicationBC 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.





APRIL 14, 2020, 7:30 PM


Ottawa could benefit from Atlético’s developmental expertiseCanPL
Club Atlético de Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in world soccer, and as the CPL’s newest ownership group, the Spanish outfit will be able to lend its considerable expertise to the new team in Ottawa.

Market value update: Davies in the top 10 among left-backs, Haaland up by €15mTransfermarkt
Alphonso Davies—the Canadian saw his market value grow from €25 million ($27.5 million) to €40 million ($44 million). As a result, Davies is now in the top 10 among the most valuable left-backs on the planet.

Angus McNab brings ‘marked change’ to York9 FC as management consultantCanPL
Is Angus McNab’s laptop the most coveted piece of technology in the Canadian Premier League?


Jess Fishlock: Wales midfielder signs new deal with Reign FCBBC Sport
Wales midfielder Jess Fishlock has signed a new two-year deal with American club Reign FC.

How Concacaf And Karina LeBlanc Are Growing Women’s Soccer—41 Nations At A TimeForbes
When Karina LeBlanc enters a room, they call her “Hurricane Karina.” The nickname was not coined because those around LeBlanc are readying for a disaster; instead, they are acknowledging the powerful voice, opinions and expertise of the 18-year Canadian soccer legend and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist.

BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2020: Nominees to be revealedBBC Sport
The BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2020 nominees will be revealed on Wednesday, and you can vote for your favourite on the BBC Sport website.


Hertha stunned as Klinsmann leaves after 76 days, unnerved by lack of support – sourcesESPN
Hertha Berlin head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has left his role at the Bundesliga club after less than three months in charge.

Race for Premier League promotion has very fine marginsNBC Sports
The race for Premier League promotion has been anything but straight-forward.

Argentina point way to Tokyo as Brazil followFIFA
Impressive winners of the CONMEBOL Olympic qualifying competition, Argentina will be joined at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 by runners-up Brazil.

Lyon’s Rayan Cherki, 16, has Kylian Mbappe purring over his potentialESPN
On Thursday, the day after a very disappointing and underwhelming scoreless Ligue 1 draw at home to Amiens, the official Lyon website published an interesting article. It was entitled: Cherki, the light in the dark. The piece highlighted the impressive entrance into that game of 16-year-old Rayan Cherki.

Chinese Super League at risk of being cancelled due to coronavirus outbreakThe Independent
There are growing concerns that the Chinese Super League season could be cancelled because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The campaign was scheduled to kick off on 22 February but fixtures have been delayed indefinitely.

FIFA set to launch global fund for player salary protectionFIFA
FIFA and FIFPRO, the World Players’ Union, have reached an agreement to establish the FIFA Fund for Football Players (FIFA FFP), which aims to provide financial support to players who have not been paid and have no chance of duly receiving the wages agreed with their clubs.

Pelé is depressed and has become a recluse, says his son in interviewThe Guardian
Pelé is depressed over his poor health and reluctant to leave the house because he cannot walk unaided, according to the Brazil legend’s son, Edinho.

The Liverpool fan who has gone very early with a title tattoo and other pre-emptive inkingsBBC Sport
Filling up on the salad bar at the carvery. Commenting on your crush’s Instagram story after they’ve left you on read. Or how about getting a tattoo to commemorate your team’s famous trophy win before it’s actually happened… sometimes you’ve just got to shoot your shot and deal with what comes after.

Man, 75, aims to be world’s oldest professional footballerESPN
An Egyptian man is seeking to become the oldest professional footballer in the world at the age of 75.

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