VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Episode 243 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Man The Barricades with guests Stefan Marinovic, Justin Fiddes, and Lucas Stauffer) – AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps’ week and a bit in the sun is over. They’re at least coming back to a bright orb in the sky but the temperatures may feel a tad different. Hope they packed some tops for this week!
Caps’ Kamara: ‘We’re going to be the most dangerous team on set plays’ – Vancouver Sun
More than once as players, Carl Robinson and Pa-Modou Kah banged heads with Kei Kamara. “Everytime I say it, it makes me sound old,” laughed Kamara, the 33-year-old striker who joined the Whitecaps this off-season. “It was always a battle.”
10 things: The best stories and biggest surprises from Vancouver’s trip to Hawaii – Whitecaps FC
The ‘Caps have returned to Vancouver after a 10-day training camp in Honolulu, Hawaii, in which they posted a 2W-1L-0D record to kick off the preseason.
HE HAS ‘TRICKS’: Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney impressed with Dutchman Gregory van der Wiel – Toronto Sun
Fit with “tricks.” That’s how Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney describes Dutchman Gregory van der Wiel.
Toronto FC: Lackluster offseason could be saved with recent moves – Tip of the Tower
It’s been a dull offseason for Toronto FC so far, but recent rumors suggest that the Reds may be pulling the trigger just a month before the season starts.
Toronto FC sign defender Auro – Toronto FC
Toronto FC announced Tuesday that the club has signed defender Auro Alvaro da Cruz Junior “Auro” on loan with an option to buy from Brazilian club, São Paulo FC (São Paulo).
FC Dallas enter historic player development partnership with Bayern Munich – MLS
In an effort to improve, and expand, its talent pool, FC Dallas are partnering with German powerhouse FC Bayern Munich in a landmark player development deal.
Pro gamer hopes to add to Toronto FC trophy case with esports glory – National Post
Toronto FC is hoping Phil Balke can follow in the championship footsteps of Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco and Jose Altidore. But Balke works his soccer magic with a gaming controller.
Owundi Joins MNUFC – MNUFC
Minnesota United has acquired Cameroon international defender Bertrand Owundi Eko’o on a free transfer from Rainbow FC. Owundi will join the Loons pending receipt of his P1 Visa and ITC and will occupy an international spot on Minnesota’s roster.
D.C. acquires Yamil Asad in exchange for allocation money – SBI
D.C. United’s attack became more dangerous on Tuesday, as the club officially announced a deal with Atlanta United for midfielder Yamil Asad.
San Jose Earthquakes to host Landon Donovan, Club Leon in friendly – MLS
“This will be the first time in club history that we will play Club Leon in any competition, and the first time that former Earthquakes player and soccer legend Landon Donovan will play at Avaya Stadium,” said Earthquakes president Tom Fox in a statement. “We have hosted some great international opponents during the past years, and this match is poised to be extra special.”
BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL Week 18 & Jackson Cup Results – BC Soccer Web
Some questions were answered, but some still remain as the Family Day weekend is now behind us.
Canadian legends Nick Dasovic & Andrea Neil team up for Individualized Coaching Program – Dasovic-Neil Coaching
Nick Dasovic & Andrea Neil have teamed up to provide training programs for players & coaches. The programs specialize in individual, positional, age, and gender specific training for players, with a combined technical and physical focus while providing education and mentorship opportunities for coaches to improve their skills and deepen their knowledge base.
PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in Review – BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.
BC PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Surrey United 1 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 13, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
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
Christine Sinclair sees upside of coach John Herdman’s move to men’s side – London Free Press
Like just about everything Christine Sinclair has done in her soccer career, it’s about the bigger picture. And the bigger picture has been about growing the game in Canada.
It’s time for the United World Cup bidders to address the Olympic elephant in the room – the11.ca
It’s clear that the Canadian cities are all going forward with the idea that the federal and provincial governments will be paying a lot of the freight. And, even though Canada will host just a fraction of the tournament’s games, stadium upgrades, infrastructure and security don’t come cheap. Meanwhile, the City of Calgary has raised the ante just a little bit when it comes to potentially bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Jessie Noseworthy, Liam Hickey, Team Gushue named St. John’s athletes of the year – CBC
Soccer player Jessie Noseworthy was voted female athlete for the year, being recognized for leading her club team, Holy Cross, in scoring last year. She also played for the Memorial University team and finished third in scoring in Atlantic Canada.
Vagnini Announces Lancers Recruiting Class – Windsor Square
Windsor Lancers men’s soccer head coach, Steve Vagnini, has announced the commitment of ten talented athletes to his roster for the 2018-19 season.
Former soccer board member charged with theft, fraud – Estevan Mercury
A former board member with Estevan Youth Soccer made a first appearance in Estevan Provincial Court on Monday morning, facing two charges involving taking money from the organization.
USL, NASL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Fury FC adds third Canadian goalkeeper – Toronto Sun
Ottawa Fury FC has added another Canadian goalie, with the signing of David Monsalve announced Monday.
Soca Warriors’ Mitchell Joins Indy Defense – USL
Indy Eleven announced on Monday the signing of Trinidad & Tobago defender Carlyle Mitchell and forward Nathan Lewis to its 2018 roster, pending league and federation approval. Both Mitchell and Lewis arrive from Trinidadian side Central FC.
USL’s Week Ahead – USL Clubs Welcome MLS Preseason Tests – USL
The United Soccer League, one of the most prominent Division II leagues in the world, ramps up for its second full week of preseason this week as one of the historic events on the calendar arrives on national television for the first time.
Bill Edwards says he’s not selling the Rowdies; searching for an ownership group – Tampa Bay Times
Rowdies owner Bill Edwards disputed a report Monday that he is selling the soccer team, insisting that he instead is looking to bolster his ownership group.
USL Mourns Passing of Monarchs’ Miller – USL
The USL expressed its condolences to the family and friends of Liam Miller on Tuesday following the recent passing of the former Real Monarchs SLC assistant coach due to cancer at the age of 36.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Division 1 Féminine Week 14 Review: Olympique Lyonnais further separate themselves from the chasing pack – Vavel
The reigning French champions put down another marker towards retaining their title and sent out a warning to those who seek to dethrone them.
#SBSSWPL Round-up – 11/02/18 – Scottish WPL
The Scottish Building Society SWPL returned with eight exciting games. Forfar Farmington marked their return to the top flight with a win, whilst Central Girls won their debut SBS SWPL 2 match.
Wales: Strong squad announced for Women’s Cyprus Cup appearance – BBC Sport
Wales have named a strong squad for the upcoming Cyprus Cup tournament.
Scurry, Machnik inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame; DiCicco receives Werner Fricker Award – The Equalizer
Former U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Briana Scurry and former coach Dr. Joe Machnik were inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday in Orlando.
Pernille Harder: ‘I was the only girl in the team but they wanted to play with me’ – The Guardian
The Denmark and Wolfsburg striker, widely regarded as one of the best three female players in the world, has stood out from a young age and Champions League success is her next target
Offside announced for UK tour of football grounds and theatres – London Theatre 1
A play by Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish, inspired by real, untold stories from the world of women’s football, touring theatres and football grounds across the UK – 8th May to 30th June 2018.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UEFA Champions League Preview: Real Madrid hosts PSG, Tottenham travels to Juventus, and more – SBI
As we hit the middle of February, that means Europe’s top club competition returns this week with 16 teams continuing their hopes of advancing in the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain: Valentine’s Day defeat could spell the end for Zizou – Four Four Two
Both Zinedine Zidane and Unai Emery are under pressure but the Real Madrid boss could lose his job with a home defeat to PSG.
Juventus have not conceded a goal in 2018. Over to you, Harry Kane – The Guardian
Tottenham’s away form is concerning and they are about to face a team that has conceded just one goal in 16 matches .
Hazard lifts Chelsea gloom with double in win over West Brom – Sportsnet
Antonio Conte received vocal backing from Chelsea supporters during a 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Monday that eased pressure building on the manager after back-to-back Premier League losses.
Tigres try, but best effort not enough to see off surging America – SN
Tigres are the reigning champions of Liga MX and one of the most successful teams in the Americas over the past five years. The knock on the team is that, well, sometimes they just don’t seem to care.
SIPG, Tianjin open AFC Champions League group stage with victories – ESPN
Chinese Super League sides Shanghai SIPG and Tianjin Quanjian made winning starts to their Asian Champions League campaigns on Tuesday evening.
Daniel Sturridge out a week or two with new hamstring injury – NBC Sports
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge – on loan at West Bromwich Albion – will miss a few more weeks of time after picking up a new hamstring injury just four minutes into the 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Monday.
Arsenal striker Lacazette ruled out for up to 6 weeks – Metro
Arsenal says striker Alexandre Lacazette will be out for up to six weeks following knee surgery.
Mason, 26, forced to retire after fracturing skull – NBC Sports
In a statement released by Championship side Hull, they revealed that Mason had been advised by “numerous world renowned neurologists and neuro surgeons” that a “return to competitive football is not advised.”
Uefa wants referees to punish serious foul play and ‘protect football’s image’ – BBC Sport
Referees have been reminded by Uefa to protect players by punishing serious fouls in European club competitions.
West Brom sack chairman and chief exec but Alan Pardew safe for now – The Telegraph
West Bromwich Albion have sacked chairman John Williams as the pressure builds on Alan Pardew, with the club facing a huge battle to save their Premier League lives.
Serie A target La Liga boss Tebas in big money transfer – Inside World Football
La Liga and Serie A are in battle for the services of Javier Tebas, the longstanding and mercurial Spanish league president. The Italian league has made an approach to lure him away from Spain.
Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty of sex abuse – BBC
Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of multiple sex offences against boys in the 1980s.
Russia World Cup blackout in Ukraine as TV shuns broadcasts and press passes refused – Inside World Football
Who says sport and politics don’t mix? With Ukrainian journalists having already been refused accreditation by their national fa and having to approach FIFA directly, Ukraine’s public broadcaster has now decided not to show any of the games in Russia.