VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS vs. SPORTING KC
MLS MATCHDAY #1
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020, 7:30 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN ONLINE: TSN DIRECT
Episode 380 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Happy Families – Whitecaps v Timbers, Western Conference preview, Canada comes to Victoria, CPL chat) – AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps were back in preseason action and we’re back with another show talking about it and a lot more besides.
Pacemaking: Vancouver Whitecaps show growth, offensive flashes in 2-1 loss to Timbers – BTS
The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off the ‘Rose City Invitational Tournament’ on Sunday, where they narrowly fell to the Portland Timbers, 2-1. Here are the coaches’ post-game thoughts, as well as a look at what went well, and what went less well.
Tactical Analysis: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers – Eighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps played a preseason game against the Portland Timbers on Sunday night. Although they didn’t win it was honestly a much better performance than I was expecting. So Let’s dig in to a few things I noticed that were different from last season.
Vancouver Whitecaps want Dong-gyeong Lee – Interest from Europe? – Transfermarkt
Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps are interested in Ulsan Hyundai midfielder Dong-gyeong Lee Transfermarkt has learned. The 22-year-old midfielder, with a market value of $550,000, has already played twice for the South Korean national team.
Saprissa vs. Montreal Impact, San Carlos vs. New York City FC in Champions League – The Tico Times
The 2020 CONCACAF Champions League begins next week, and two Costa Rican clubs will face rivals from Major League Soccer as part of the tournament’s Round of 16.
The Atlanta United-F.C. Motagua preview: Concacaf Champions League kicks off Season 4 – Dirty South Soccer
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been nearly 4 months since Atlanta United were bounced from the MLS Cup Playoffs by Toronto FC in the Eastern Conference Finals. But here we are, on the eve of the 4th (!) season of the return of top-flight soccer to Atlanta, and the team kicks off play with more questions than answers.
NYCFC 2020 Season Preview: Can they avoid CCL Hangover? – LWOS
The NYCFC 2020 season is fast approaching, as they begin CCL play soon. NYCFC will face off against A.D. San Carlos of Costa Rica in the coming days, before beginning their MLS campaign against Columbus on March 1. While a majority of the roster has stayed the same, Rony Delia has taken over as manager after Dome Torrent left. Will a new system work? Will they be the same? Better? All those questions and more in our NYCFC Season preview.
Do Sounders give MLS the best chance at CCL glory? – Sounder at Heart
For all the advancements that MLS has made heading into its 25th season, one thing remains abundantly clear: Liga MX is still the top league in North America. Nothing that happens in this year’s edition of Concacaf Champions League will definitively change that, but a MLS team is going to have to win it in order for the conversation to any sort of seriousness.
Carlos Vela looking forward to playing for LAFC in his native Mexico – LA Times
Carlos Vela has played 72 times for Mexico, taking part in two World Cups and winning two Gold Cups. Yet for all his international success, Vela remains as much an enigma as an icon in his homeland, where he has never played a club game.
Concacaf Champions League 2020: How to watch, stream as region’s best face off – MLS
Competitive fixtures for the 2020 season are nearly upon us, kicking off with the Concacaf Champions League this week. In Canada, matches can be seen on TSN and RDS.
Inter Miami, not Nashville SC, learning expansion lessons – MLS Multiplex
Both Inter Miami and Nashville SC will enter MLS in 2020. But only one has learned the lessons of past expansion teams in how to build a competitive roster.
D.C. United midfielder Paul Arriola expected to miss months with ACL injury – Pro Soccer USA
D.C. United midfielder Paul Arriola will be out for multiple months due to an ACL injury sustained Saturday in the preseason game against Orlando City SC.
Doc’s Morning Line: Don’t use racial slurs in any context. Is it really that hard? – Cincinnati.com
The question isn’t whether what FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans said was wrong. It was. The question is why are we still having this discussion?
PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL Division 1 / Jackson Cup Results – BC Soccer Web
Clearly the announcement regarding the Canadian National Men’s Team inspired some local players and teams as they came of to play this weekend.
Pacific’s MacNaughton, Meilleur-Giguère vow to instill new defensive mindset – CanPL
On the eastern shore of Lake Wörthersee in Klagenfurt, where the Austrian foothills lead to the Karawanks, Pacific FC’s Lukas MacNaughton found his perfect off-season training ground.
Whitecaps Academy Report: ‘Caps complete GA Cup qualifying in Houston – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-17 and U-15 MLS Academy teams, part of the Whitecaps FC Academy System, completed qualifying for the 2020 Generation adidas Cup this past weekend in Houston, Texas.
Bowen Island soccer star joins U-20 women’s national team – Bowen Island Undercurrent
Molly Quarry grew up playing with BIFC. Now she could go to the U-20 World Cup.
Canada returns to Vancouver Island for March Men’s International Friendly – CSA
Canada Soccer will return to Vancouver Island for a 2020 Men’s International Friendly match on 27 March in Langford, British Columbia. The Friday night match will feature Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team against Concacaf rivals Trinidad and Tobago as Canada continues to prepare for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in the Fall of 2020. The home match also gives Pacific coast fans a chance to watch some of their favourite heroes while turning Westhills Stadium into a fortress for their Men’s National Team.
Tickets on sale for Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team return to Vancouver – CSA
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 2020 – BC 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 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!
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.
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
CANADA WNT vs. AUSTRALIA
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020, 7:30 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
CPL DEEP DIVE: How a steak & fish dinner in Madrid led to the launch of Atlético Ottawa – CanPL
Like most treasured relationships, the partnership between the Canadian Premier League and Club Atlético de Madrid, which led to the launch of Atlético Ottawa as the league’s eighth team, began over dinner.
Canadian Premier League in Partnership with Electronic Arts Announce eCPL League for 2020 – CanPL
The Canadian Premier League and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced the inaugural eCanadian Premier League (eCPL) tournament, offering Canadians the chance to compete for and represent their favourite CPL Club for the first time ever in competitive gaming.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Westfield W-League Review, Week 12: A return to club play – The Equalizer
The Westfield W-League returned to action after a long international break for Olympic qualifying. We’re here to get you caught up on all the action.
Press, Horan, Rapinoe headline USWNT SheBelieves Cup training camp roster – SBI
Christen Press, Lindsey Horan, and Megan Rapinoe headlined the U.S. Women’s National Team training camp roster for the upcoming 2020 SheBelieves Cup.
Louisville NWSL team ownership proposes multimillion-dollar facility at Champions Park – Courier-Journal
Plans for a training facility and practice fields at a local park may be underway for Louisville’s National Women’s Soccer League team, which will begin play in 2021.
Pinatar Cup: Scotland coach Kerr names two uncapped players in squad – BBC Sport
Injured Kim Little is a “huge loss” to Scotland, says head coach Shelly Kerr, after naming two uncapped players in her squad for next month’s Pinatar Cup.
Japan unveils plan for new women’s pro-league as 2023 WWC bid inspectors due – Inside World Football
In 2021, Japan will replace their existing women’s Nadeshiko League with a fully-professional league that will require one female executive at each club.
More than football: Kurdish women win big with Syria title – Yahoo Sports
Samar Sheikh’s neighbours used to tell her football was not for girls but the criticism stopped when her team won the very first women’s championship in Syria.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Liverpool smiling, PSG fretting as Champions League returns – Toronto Star
The Champions League returns this week with the start of the knockout stage. Here’s a look at the first four first-leg matches in the round of 16:
Red-hot Rebić scores again as AC Milan tops Torino – NBC Sports
Ante Rebić kept up his scoring form to lead AC Milan to a 1-0 win over struggling Torino in Serie A on Monday.
Man United beats Chelsea to throw open race for Champions League spots – Sportsnet
Manchester United threw open the race for the final Champions League qualification spots in the Premier League by beating fourth-place Chelsea 2-0 thanks to headers by Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire on Monday.
PSG are better placed than ever to satisfy European obsession – The Guardian
Thomas Tuchel is controlling matters on the pitch. Leonardo is instilling discipline off it. And, for once, Neymar looks happy.
Italian mafia judge calls for money from organised crime cases to be returned to sport – Inside World Football
Money confiscated from the prosecution of sport crime should be returned to sport, says Franco Frattini, Justice and Chamber President to the Italian Supreme Administrative Court and the leading judge tackling mafia and organised crime in Italy.
First openly gay British soccer player Fashanu makes Hall of Fame – Edmonton Journal
Britain’s first and only openly gay footballer, Justin Fashanu, is to be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum in Manchester this week, Sky Sports reported on Monday.