BC Soccer News, Tuesday, March 3, 2020




SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020, 7:00 PM PT



MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 1, Sporting KC 3, February 29, 2020BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

Episode 383 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Giving It Laldie with guests Mark Pannes, David Milinkovic, and Johnny Russell)AFTN
The 2020 MLS season certainly didn’t start the way Vancouver Whitecaps wanted. A 3-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City, an insipid performance, and a lot of work still to be done. If you’re thinking wait a minute, this isn’t 2019, let’s hope you’re right.

Five Observations from Sporting KC’s Win in VancouverThe Blue Testament
On Saturday, Sporting Kansas City got their season off to a hot start winning on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Keri Adams: Scoring a single-parenting win with the WhitecapsCTV News
When I told my girls I wanted to take them to the Whitecaps season opener, the look on their faces was one of confusion. “Why would MOM take us to a Soccer game!?!”

Seattle Sounders’ Jordan Morris voted MLS Player of the Week for Week 1MLS
Jordan Morris only played 45 minutes in the Seattle Sounders’ season-opening home matchup against Chicago Fire FC on Saturday, but that was more than enough time for him to take home MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 1.

NYCFC Permanently Acquires Nicolás Acevedo From Uruguayan Club Liverpool F.C.NYCFC
New York City FC today announced that the Club has acquired midfielder Nicolás Acevedo on a permanent transfer, using Allocation Money, from Uruguayan side Liverpool F.C.

Man City’s Bravo considering NYCFC move in summer – sourcesABC 7
Claudio Bravo is considering an offer to join Major League Soccer outfit New York City FC when his contract expires at Manchester City this summer, sources have told ESPN.

Robin Fraser named MLS Coach of the Week for Week 1Burgundy Wave
The Colorado Rapids—and fans—have to feel good about starting the season with a 2-1 win over D.C. United. Carrying the success of last season into this year was crucial and Robin Fraser made some smart decisions on Saturday, including making three attacking subs instead of sitting back and defending for the draw.

Orlando City coach Oscar Pareja takes pride in team chemistry after openerPro Soccer USA
The coach and his team’s biggest takeaway from their match on Saturday was a refreshing sense of closeness among returning and new players.

Union captain Alejandro Bedoya no longer a designated playerPhilly Inquirer
When Alejandro Bedoya signed a contract extension through 2022 last week, the Union’s announcement didn’t say anything about their captain’s designated-player status. That’s because he isn’t one anymore.


Second international soccer game for Island fansTimes Colonist
The world’s game is also apparently the Island’s game. Due to overwhelming demand for the sold-out first match, tickets will go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Tickemaster.ca or 1-855-985-5000 for Canada’s second soccer game against Trinidad and Tobago at Westhills Stadium on March 31.

Tickets to go on sale for second Canada v Trinidad and Tobago Match on Vancouver IslandCSA
Canada Soccer has announced that tickets to see Canada’s Men’s National Team face Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday 31 March will go on sale to the public this coming Wednesday 4 March at 10.00 local via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 1.855.985.5000. The 31 March match will be the second of two matches Canada will play against Trinidad and Tobago at Westhills Stadium in the upcoming FIFA window, with the first match set for Friday 27 March.

Comox Valley United soccer team loses Jackson Cup quarter-finalBC Local News
The Comox Valley United men’s soccer team is out of contention for the Jackson Cup. The team lost 6-1 to the first division Lakehill FC in the quarter-final round of cup play, Saturday in Victoria.

Whitecaps Academy Report: ‘Caps return to action on California road tripWhitecaps FC
The ‘Caps MLS Academy boys, part of the Whitecaps FC Academy System, returned to Development Academy league action this weekend with a two-match trip to California to face De Anza Force and Sacramento Republic FC.

VIDEO: From Decisions to DebriefYouTube (BCSA)
Follow 3 Provincial Referees as they officiate a Jackson Cup match on Vancouver Island. This is BC Soccer’s “Adult Integration” Program, which allows referees to experience travel, different environments, and new teams .

Canada returns to Vancouver Island for March Men’s International FriendlyCSA
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 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
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TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020, 7:30 PM


Cavs bring expected intensity to first day of training campCalgary Sun
Whatever they’re calling it, Cavalry FC stars came away Monday from the official first foray of their soccer season sporting smiles about a mile wide.

Cavalry kicks off preseason with 2020 visionAFTN
Preseason training is officially up and running for Cavalry FC, as the club prepares for its second season in the Canadian Premier League.

Monsalve joins Forge: When the champs call you, you take it seriouslyCanPL
David Monsalve’s whirlwind soccer journey has taken him halfway around the world and back.

FC Edmonton re-signs star centre back Amer Didic for 2020 CPL soccer seasonGlobal
A familiar face who also worked his way onto the Canadian national team roster last year will be lacing up his cleats for FC Edmonton again this season.

The ‘real’ Jeff Hunt says things about to get busy for Atlético OttawaEdmonton Journal
A case of mistaken identity on Twitter got soccer fans in Ottawa riled up on Sunday.

CanWNT at the Tournoi de France: What you need to knowCanPL
Fresh off punching its ticket for the 2020 Tokyo Games by reaching the finals of last month’s Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament, Canada returns to action this week when it participates in the Tournoi de France.

Canada Talk: A New Hope (And A Way Too Early Analysis)Eighty-Six Forever
While we are all still recovering from the blow that was the first game of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2020 season, it would be good to focus on something positive in the world of Canadian Soccer as a whole. What better way to do this than to look at the crop of players selected for the 50 man Olympic Qualifying shortlist, as there are many exciting talents included along with various players on the Whitecaps roster.

Clubs merge to create new Guelph Special Olympics SoccerGuelph Today
Guelph Soccer is proud to announce that it has partnered with the local Special Olympics Ontario branch in Guelph Wellington to merge their existing programs. Guelph Soccer’s program previously named ‘Kids Adapted’ and Special Olympics Ontario program called ‘Special Olympics Football Club’ have merged to form the newly named Guelph Special Olympics Soccer.


Westfield W-League Review, Week 14: Playoff field setThe Equalizer
With the conclusion of the last week of the regular season, the Westfield W-League semifinals are set as Melbourne City will host playoff debutants Western Sydney Wanderers while Melbourne Victory will attempt to overcome Sydney FC for a second consecutive match, after defeating them 3-1 this past weekend to capture second and hosting rights for the playoff tiff in two weeks’ time.

South America’s sights on Costa Rica/Panama 2020FIFA
The road to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup has found its way to Argentina, which is set to host the South American U-20 Women’s Championship that will decide the region’s two representatives at Costa Rica/Panama 2020.

Marta Tejedor: Birmingham City Women part company with managerBBC Sport
Birmingham City have parted company with manager Marta Tejedor by mutual consent, with the club second from bottom in the Women’s Super League.

Lisa Baird’s hiring as NWSL commissioner is encouraging, but the league’s investment can’t stop thereYahoo Sports
A chief complaint among insiders connected to U.S. Soccer, the league operator, and among NWSL players has been the lack of a strong commissioner to steer the league into its next phase.


FA Cup preview: Lampard wary of Liverpool; Rooney preps for Man UtdNBC Sports
There are plenty of intriguing ties, but Tuesday’s got the best one.

Trabzonspor release Sturridge over four month ban for breaking betting rulesInside World Football
Former England striker Daniel Sturridge has been banned from football for four months and fined £150,000 for breaching betting rules.

Basque rivals Athletic and Sociedad try to reach Copa finalYahoo Sports
Basque Country rivals Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao have a chance to reignite one of Spain’s fiercest rivalries – if they can both reach the Copa del Rey final for the first time in more than a century.

Chelsea v Liverpool: Tammy Abraham absence a blow but Blues have bigger problemsBBC Sport
I am still hoping to watch Abraham against Liverpool in the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday but Chelsea manager Frank Lampard does not exactly sound optimistic that his ongoing ankle problem will allow him to play.

UEFA seeks to dampen Euro 2020 panic over virus outbreakSportsnet
With a European Championship being staged across the continent in three months, UEFA is trying to dampen any panic about the impact of the fast-spreading virus even as uncertainty persists.

Coronavirus precautions prompt Swiss to suspend top two divisionsInside World Football
Swiss football authorities have suspended all matches in the country’s top two divisions because of the coronavirus, one of the strongest sporting reactions to date to try and combat the spread of the illness.

Steven Gerrard: Rangers manager ‘all in’ at Scottish Premiership clubBBC Sport
Steven Gerrard says he remains “all in” as Rangers manager and insists he did not consider his future after Saturday’s Scottish Cup loss to Hearts.

Cagliari fires Maran amid 11-match winless streak Yahoo Sports
Cagliari fired coach Rolando Maran on Tuesday amid an 11-match winless streak in Serie A.

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