VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Episode 308 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Dawning Of A New Era with special guest Marc Dos Santos) – AFTN
The Marc Dos Santos era in Vancouver has begun. We look back at the week that was in Whitecapsland and some of the main talking points to come out of his introductory press conference. Plus we sit down with the new Whitecaps head coach for an entertaining and enlightening half hour chat about how he sees the ‘Caps progressing, how he likes to play, his beliefs, attitudes, and footballing philosophies.
What Will Marc Dos Santos’ Whitecaps Look Like? | Part 2: Defensive Players – Eighty-Six Forever
In this part I discuss some of the potential transfer targets Marc Dos Santos could look at. This shouldn’t be seen as a list of likely transfers, rather it should give you a sense of the type of player Dos Santos might target based on his history and the type of players potentially in the ‘Caps price range.
Dos Santos discusses plans to build roster for 2019: ‘You need to recruit very well’ – Whitecaps FC
With all the announcements and the media rounds out of the way, it’s time for new Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Marc Dos Santos to get down to work.
Vancouver Whitercaps: Rating the players (Part Three) – Soccer Shorts
New coach Marc Dos Santos will probably need to set aside at least a couple of months if he wants a quick chat with all the central midfielders his new club currently have on their books but, in lieu of such wasted days, he could simply check out the following blog post which rates his putative midfield charges on their 2018 performance.
The MLS Conference finals are set: Red Bulls-Atlanta United and Sporting KC-Timbers – SBI
The four teams remaining in the 2018 MLS playoffs will square off in two matches over four days after the November international break.
Timbers to face Sporting Kansas City in Western Conference Championship – Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers will face Sporting Kansas City in the first leg of the two-game, aggregate-goal Western Conference Championship in the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs at Providence Park on Sunday, Nov. 25.
Why Red Bulls, Atlanta United can provide MLS’s best-ever playoff matchup – MLS
Thanks to the New York Red Bulls rallying past Columbus Crew SC at home on Sunday night in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, MLS fans are set to be treated to a duel between the Supporters’ Shield winners and runners-up Atlanta United in the next round of the playoffs.
RSL’s season is over, but the franchise has taken a notable step forward as youth movement takes hold – Salt Lake Tribune
After the first 45 minutes of Real Salt Lake’s loss to Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, it would have been easy to think the game was over. It would have been easy to think RSL’s season was over. It would have been easy to assume the team would just give up in a sudden realization that it was overmatched and its luck had run out.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic named MLS Newcomer of the Year – Last Word on Soccer
Major League Soccer today announced LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been awarded the 2018 MLS Newcomer of the Year award. Ibrahimovic becomes the first Galaxy player to win the award and was also named to the 2018 MLS Best XI squad.
Berhalter’s coaching future comes into spotlight after Crew’s playoff exit – SBI
If the rumors that have been swirling for months are to be believed, Gregg Berhalter just coached his final game for the Columbus Crew.
FCC Unveils its Major League Soccer Logo, Marks & Colors – FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati came to life on Monday night – the Major League Soccer version of FC Cincinnati that is. The club’s long-awaited and much-speculated MLS identity was unveiled before a capacity crowd at the Woodward Theater and via a worldwide live stream.
BC SOCCER NEWS
SPARTANS SETTLE FOR U SPORTS SILVER AFTER LOSS TO OTTAWA – TWU
Miranda Smith scored the winning goal to complete the fairytale season for the Ottawa Gee-Gees, who won the U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship with a 2-1 win over the Trinity Western Spartans.
Gee-Gees defeat Spartans to become national champions – Sudbury Star
The best in Canada. Following their 2-1 win over the Trinity Western Spartans Sunday at Gee-Gee’s Field, that’s the moniker the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team can use as they are now national champions for the second time in the program’s history.
SPARTANS FALL TO CARLETON IN BRONZE MEDAL MATCH – TWU
Gabriel Bitar’s second two-goal performance of the U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship helped the Carleton Ravens claim the bronze medal with a 3-0 win over Trinity Western Spartans on Sunday afternoon.
Pacific FC going 6th of seven teams in inaugural Canadian Premier League draft – Times Colonist
The luck of the random lottery draw was not kind to Pacific FC, which drew the second-to-last slot in today’s Canadian Premier League draft of U Sports soccer players in Vancouver.
Vancouver Island duo honoured for raising $1 million for MS – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Die-hard soccer fans might be the only ones who wouldn’t question the sanity of participating in a 10-hour soccer match but for Cobble Hill’s Darcie James who lives with MS, she saw it as yet another example of her husband Kevin’s commitment to her.
VISL Week 9 Results & Standings – BC Soccer Web
An entertaining weekend on the soccer front as division 1 league play has its fair share of drama. Add in the McGavin Cup Final on Monday, no shortage of local soccer.
Week 9 VMSL Round-up: Title chase blown wide open as top three all drop points – AFTN
The Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) Premier Division standings just got a whole lot tighter after an exciting set of Week 9 results that saw leaders Rino’s Tigers and third placed Croatia SC beaten, and second placed West Van drop two points at home.
FVSL Umbro Premier League Week 9 Review (PDF File) – FVSL
The latest from Week 9 of FVSL Premier action.
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
Canadian men’s national team head coach John Herdman feels first ever CPL U SPORTS draft “connecting our country in ways that we’ve never done before” – AFTN
With the 2018 U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship now in the history books, and Montreal Carabins crowned as Canadian college champs for the first time in the school’s history, all eyes are now on the first ever U SPORTS Canadian Premier League draft, the results of which are set to be announced Tuesday.
Draft order revealed: Cavalry FC gets 1st pick in inaugural CPL-U SPORTS Draft – Canadian Premier League
The CPL-U SPORTS Draft is set to take place in Vancouver as the Canadian Premier League’s assembly of head coaches and club staff gathered to take in the 2018 U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship at the University of British Columbia’s Thunderbird Stadium.
Montreal Carabins get revenge over Cape Breton to lift first ever U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship – AFTN
The Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy will reside in the Montreal Carabins’ trophy cabinet for the first time in the program’s history.
Lajoie-Gravelle leads Carabins past Capers to win U Sports men’s soccer title – Guelph Today
Omar Kreim set up Frederic Lajoie-Gravelle for the game-winning goal in the 109th minute and the Montreal Carabins beat the Cape Breton Capers 2-1 on Sunday to win the Canadian university men’s soccer championship.
Capers claim bronze at U Sports women’s soccer nationals – Chronicle Herald
It may not be the colour they wanted but the Cape Breton Capers are medallists at the U Sports women’s soccer championship in Ottawa.
Canada looks forward to the opening match at FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 – CSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-17 team is making final preparations for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 taking place 13 November to 1 December. The team has been training in Montevideo, where Canada’s group stage matches will be held, since the beginning of the month.
Canada Players at the U17 Women’s World Cup: Where Are They Now? – Maple Leaf Forever
With the 2018 U17 Women’s World Cup kicking off in Uruguay this week, I wanted to take a look back at the previous iterations of the team. Canada is one of only six nations, and the only one from CONCACAF, to have qualified for every edition of the U17 WWC, but has never progressed past the quarterfinals.
Canada’s men’s soccer team faces steep climb toward World Cup qualifying – The Star
There is only one thing on the minds of the Canadian men’s national team: qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
Canada finish Concacaf Under-20 Championship with 2:1 victory over Martinique – CSA
Canada finished in second place in Group D at the 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship with their 2:1 victory over Martinique. With only the group winner advancing to the next round, Canada return home after posting three wins and two losses in five matches over a nine-day window.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Ottawa’s Crepeau Claims Goalkeeper of the Year Honor – USL
The United Soccer League announced on Monday that Ottawa Fury FC goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau has been voted the 2018 USL Goalkeeper of the Year. The Canadian international recorded a USL single-season record with 15 shutouts for Fury FC in 31 appearances to claim the honor.
T2 to host player tryouts on January 26-27, 2019 – Portland Timbers
T2 will conduct player tryouts on January 26-27 at the adidas Timbers Training Facility as the team prepares for its fifth season in USL.
Rennie Signs New Contract with Indy Eleven – USL
Indy Eleven announced on Monday that it had agreed to a new contract with Head Coach Martin Rennie following his successful first season at the helm of the club that saw the Eleven reach the USL Cup Playoffs in their first season in the league.
Cuban Forward Cordoves Heads to Memphis 901 FC – USL
Memphis 901 FC announced its latest signing on Monday as experienced Cuban forward Heviel Cordoves was introduced for the club’s inaugural 2019 USL Championship campaign. The signing is pending league and federation approval.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Uruguay ready for U-17 Women’s World Cup curtain-raiser – FIFA
Two-hundred crunches at 6:20am. Early morning sprints up and down the pitch. Long journeys to training sessions. Late-night exam-studying. All of the sacrifices, no matter how big or small—they were all worth it. The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is here.
Packed stadium sees Dutch women lead Swiss in race for Europe’s last France 2019 spot – Inside World Football
The Netherlands defeated Switzerland 3-0 in the first leg of the Women’s World Cup play-off final on Friday to take full control of the tie as Sherida Spitse, Lieke Martens and Vivianne Miedema all got on the scoreboard in the second half. The second leg is set for Tuesday.
The Week in Women’s Football: OFC Nations Cup preview; New Zealand hire new coach; Washington State leading Fiji – Tribal Football
This week we look at the Oceania Confederation ahead of the 2018 Oceania Football Confederation’s Nations Cup, which will be held from November 18 thru December 1 in New Caledonia, which doubles as the Confederation’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.
Rianna Jarrett wins 2018 Player of the Year – Irish WNL
Wexford Youths striker Rianna Jarrett was named the 2018 Continental Tyres Women’s National League Player of the Year at the season’s awards dinner in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.
Caitlin Foord sparks goal rush as Matildas crush Chile – The Guardian
The Matildas are back. After falling to a shock defeat in Penrith on Saturday, a degree of order was restored on a wild night in Newcastle where four goals in 17 breathless minutes accounted for Chile at the second time of asking and ensured Alen Stajcic’s side will end the year on a winning note.
NCAA Women’s Soccer Round 2 bracket – NCAA
The latest results from the NCAA DI Women’s Soccer National Tournament.
Football Ferns looking to ‘change women’s sport in New Zealand’, says captain – TVNZ
As a new era dawns in New Zealand women’s football, captain Ali Riley says her side are looking forward to seeing what the future brings under new coach Tom Sermanni.
The next goal for women’s football is to help clubs balance the books – The Guardian
A first professional league has changed the women’s game but how stable are the foundations of the pyramid?
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
River Plate hold slight edge over Boca Juniors after dramatic Libertadores first leg – ESPN
Jorge Valdano, a World Cup winner in 1986 and former Real Madrid manager, is one of the wisest voices that Argentine football has produced. In the build-up to the Copa Libertadores final first leg between Boca Juniors and River Plate, he predicted that the atmosphere in Boca’s Bombonera stadium would be of “indefinable tension, like there is in the air a minute before a hurricane.”
WEEK 13 REVIEW: PERFECT PSG MAUL MONACO; DEPAY DAY FOR OL – Ligue 1
PSG moved 13 points clear atop the table as Edinson Cavani starred in the 4-0 hammering of an injury-hit Monaco side, while Memphis Depay brought the fireworks as Lyon beat Dijon 4-2 to go fourth.
Report: English FA plan to limit overseas players due to Brexit – NBC Sports
With Brexit approaching the United Kingdom fast (they are due to depart the European Union on March 29, 2019, but who knows if that will ever actually happen…) the English Football Association has been planning accordingly.
Liverpool’s Sturridge charged with breaching betting rules – London Free Press
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be facing a ban from football after being charged on Monday with breaching rules on betting.
Man City’s third goal vs. Man United was a two-minute demonstration of Pep Guardiola’s stunning football – ESPN
The move lasted exactly two minutes. When Manchester City scored for the final time that afternoon, lifting them to a 3-1 win over rivals Manchester United, the move to get them there featured a wondrous and uninterrupted sequence of possession. This was not a mere goal; this was a short film directed by Pep Guardiola.
Tottenham pulls level with Chelsea, Liverpool for second in EPL – The Star
Tottenham defender Juan Foyth had an uncomfortable debut in the Premier League last weekend.
What Manchester United must do to end stagnation under José Mourinho – The Guardian
The latest Manchester derby provided more evidence of a gulf in class but United can bridge the divide with a squad overhaul.
England playmaker Joe Cole retires – NBC Sports
Joe Cole has announced his retirement from the game at the age of 37.
‘Footballers can feel lost in real life’: the network encouraging clubs to care – The Guardian
Premier Sports Network was founded to address off-field player welfare. Its latest conference drew a capacity audience.
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.