VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Episode 309 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Building An Empire with guest Brett Levis) – AFTN
After a busy, and dramatic, couple of weeks, it’s been a chance for everyone in Whitecapsland to catch their breath, and take time to reflect on the season past and the season yet to come.
International ‘Caps: Waston bags brace, Teibert sets up winner – Whitecaps FC
It’s been a busy few days on the international scene. See below for a roundup of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC players who have been in action for their respective national teams during the current FIFA international window.
Alphonso Davies: “I’ll train with Bayern Munich for 3-4 weeks before Christmas” – Bundesliga
Christmas is about to come early for Alphonso Davies, who has revealed he will spend the run-up to the festive season training with soon-to-be-employers Bayern Munich.
Óscar Pareja leaves FC Dallas after 5 seasons as head coach – Pro Soccer USA
FC Dallas and head coach Oscar Pareja have agreed to part ways after five seasons, the club announced Monday.
Oscar Pareja’s Lasting Impact on FC Dallas – FC Dallas
How do you quantify the impact of a man who has spent the better part of two decades with a single organization?
LA Galaxy working hard to keep Ibrahimovic, technical director asserts – MLS
After an entirely successful and entertaining first season in MLS, the LA Galaxy are working hard to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a second season in Hollywood.
Sounders FC exercises options on 10 players – Seattle Sounders
Seattle Sounders FC today announced that it is exercising the 2019 contract options of 10 players, placing the club’s current roster at 22 players heading into next season. With Sounders FC’s 2018 campaign coming to a close following the club’s 10th consecutive postseason appearance, Seattle’s 2019 roster officially begins to take shape following today’s news.
Philadelphia Union: New Jim Curtin deal makes sense… to a point – MLS Multiplex
Jim Curtin has been handed a new, one-year deal to remain as the Philadelphia Union head coach through 2019.
2018 USL All-League Selection Bone Re-Signs with Cincinnati – USL
FC Cincinnati announced on Monday that 2018 USL All-League selection Corben Bone had been signed for the club’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer in 2019. The 30-year-old was one of the club’s first signings prior to its entry into the USL Championship for the 2016 season.
MLS and EA Sports Expand eMLS to 22 Clubs – Atlanta United FC, FC Cincinnati, and DC United Added – Operation Sports
Major League Soccer and EA Sports have announced an expanded eMLS, poised to grow the fan connection to the MLS through FIFA competition.
BC SOCCER NEWS
BCSPL League Cup champions crowned in exciting finals weekend at the NSDC – Whitecaps FC
A fantastic weekend of soccer action at the Whitecaps FC National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC) saw 10 League Cup champions crowned in the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) – the official high performance partner league of Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Whitecaps FC Academy teams earn win and draw on the road at Real Salt Lake – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC U-19 and U-17 Academy teams were back in Development Academy league action on Saturday, earning a win and a draw.
Cowichan United seeing positives despite results – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Head coach Tyler Hughes handed the reins of Cowichan United to assistant Ryan Fusick for last Sunday’s U21 soccer match against Lakehill in Saanich. The game ended in a 4-1 win for Lakehill, but by all accounts, Cowichan was not outplayed, especially in the early going.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC hires Manitoban – Winnipeg Free Press
The Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer have hired Paul Thompson, a Maples Collegiate graduate, to help run their Mainland Academy Centre.
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
Alberta Soccer seeks Board of Directors candidates – Alberta Soccer
Alberta Soccer is once again seeking candidates for its Board of Directors. At the Annual General Meeting in February, four positions will be up for election.
Kazandjian and Wilkinson giving back to Montreal’s West Island – FIFA
At the age of 16 Lara Kazandjian has accomplished things that many people never will in their lifetime: she speaks three languages (Armenian, French and English) and she’s scored a goal at a World Cup.
Five thoughts on Canada’s 1-0 win over St. Kitts and Nevis – Waking the Red
John Herdman’s side was victorious in his first ever truly Concacaf away date, picking up a 1-0 victory over St. Kitts and Nevis. Atiba Hutchinson scored the lone goal for Canada, who for the moment sit second in Concacaf Nations League qualifying.
What’s Going on Here? St. Jude’s FC’s soccer dome opens – Mississauga.com
St. Jude’s FC celebrated the grand opening of its newly acquired and renovated soccer dome on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Exclusive Q&A with ‘Tubthumping’ Tommy Heinemann – Soc Takes
Tommy Heinemann has endured a difficult year. From the highs of winning the NASL and signing a contract with FC Cincinnati, to the lows of the events of early January and beyond. On Nov. 15, Heinemann’s agent, PJ Savage, confirmed via Twitter that Heinemann won his arbitration case against FC Cincinnati. Through all of it — and in the face of unfair criticism from a small section of the FC Cincinnati community — Heinemann chose to maintain his silence. But, he deserves to have a voice now.
What’s next for Dillon Stadium and Hartford Athletic? A turf field, players and more – Hartford Courant
With the start of the first season of the Hartford Athletic of the United Soccer League underway in just months, work has been progressing at Dillon Stadium to turn the once dormant facility into the headquarters for pro soccer in Hartford. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Monday for the $14 million project.
USL Exit Report – Louisville City FC – USL
Louisville’s success in 2018 could be attributed a great deal to the continuity the side had in its squad and the togetherness that brought, allowing the side to ride the waves in midseason before John Hackworth’s arrival as its second head coach. The departures the side saw – including that of Canadian international Mark-Anthony Kaye to Los Angeles FC – were mitigated by that continuity.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
NCAA DI Women’s Soccer Quarterfinals set – NCAA
The latest bracket from the NCAA DI Women’s Tournament.
France 2019: 200 days to go – FIFA
The eighth FIFA Women’s World Cup is approaching fast, with only 200 days remaining until the big kick-off. Comprising nine Host Cities, 24 teams and 52 matches, France 2019 is set to be one big celebration!
W-League Recap – Round 3 – Chicago Red Stars
After the FIFA international break, the W-League and Chicago Red Star players were back in action this past weekend.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UEFA Nations League: Germany end year with late collapse, relegation – NBC Sports
A roundup of all of Monday’s action in the UEFA Nations League.
Nations League: What have other countries made of Uefa’s new competition? – BBC Sport
The group stages of the Nations League draw to a close on Tuesday, offering an opportunity to take stock on the latest innovation in international football.
USMNT U-20s top Honduras to set up Concacaf final with Mexico – SBI
The U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team knew its toughest test yet at the 2018 Concacaf Championship awaited them on Monday night. Despite already booking a place in next year’s U-20 World Cup, the host country did what it needed to do.
LES BLEUS OUT TO END 2018 ON A HIGH – Ligue 1
Against Uruguay in a friendly in Paris on Tuesday night, France will be looking to make sure their UEFA Nations League elimination isn’t the lasting impression from a year in which the World Champions swept all before them.
Spain wants 2030 World Cup bid with Morocco and Portugal – NBC Sports
Spain wants Morocco to join a three-country bid with Portugal to host the 2030 World Cup.
AFC Cup 2018: West Zone final second leg preview – SN
The West Zonal final second leg is all set to unfold and here’s what awaits us on a crucial week.
UEFA pres calls Super League “a fiction” that “will not happen” – NBC Sports
The long-rumored “Super League” has not been discussed, is not being discussed, and will not be discussed, according to two of European soccer’s leading decision makers.
West Ham boost London Stadium capacity to 60,000 – SN
West Ham United have reached an agreement to increase the capacity of their London Stadium to 60,000.
More than 500 footballers may have lost up to £1bn due to bad advice – The Guardian
A major motivation behind the growing calls for reform of the Professional Footballers’ Association is the large number of recently retired players struggling with severe financial difficulties, despite having had lucrative careers in the game.
English soccer clubs below PL reach $765M domestic TV deal – CityNews
English soccer clubs below the Premier League have concluded a domestic broadcasting deal worth 595 million pounds ($765 million) over the next five years.
Rebel Championship clubs to mount legal challenge and vote of no confidence against English Football League – The Telegraph
Rebel Championship clubs are set to take drastic action in their battle with the EFL by mounting a legal challenge and a vote of no confidence in chief executive Shaun Harvey over the £595m TV deal.
Investigation uncovers mass Cypriot match-fixing scam led by Chinese club investor – Inside World Football
More than 30 close-season friendly games in Cyprus during 2016, 2017, and 2018 were allegedly fixed, according to local reports citing a probe by a Romanian member of the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), a widespread media network.
Four years to go: Qatar on course for its improbable World Cup – The Guardian
Super-rich state determined to defy doubters as it presses on with preparations for 2022 but being in Doha for a few days prompts scepticism.
Starting a national team in a country that doesn’t exist – BBC Sport
Somaliland has everything you expect from a country. Its people have Somaliland passports and pay with Somaliland shillings. The Somaliland flag flies in the Somaliland Parliament. The president was democratically elected in a “smooth and peaceful” election. What it doesn’t have is a Fifa-recognised international football team or the means to maintain one.
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.