BC Soccer News, Tuesday, October 30, 2018


MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2, Portland Timbers 1, October 28, 2018BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web bu Bill Currie.

Episode 306 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet with guests Alphonso Davies, Jordon Mutch, and Simon Colyn)AFTN
It’s the end of the season and the end of an, albeit short, era as Vancouver Whitecaps 2018 MLS season came to an end on Sunday and Alphonso Davies said goodbye to the club, the fans, and the city as he gets set to head off to Europe to join Bayern Munich.

Bayern have plan for Davies: “You don’t park him at the reserves”MLS
Bayern Munich has a plan for Alphonso Davies and it doesn’t involve the reserve team.

AUDIO: Several big questions loom for Whitecaps this off-seasonSportsnet
Soccer analyst Mark Rogers joined Sportsnet 650 to discuss the departure of Alphonso Davies, and how the Vancouver Whitecaps need to establish an ethos and an identity that they can sell to fans.

Bastian Schweinsteiger on Chicago Fire future: “I have to think about it”MLS
After a difficult 2018 season for the Chicago Fire, with many players out of contract, change may be afoot in the Windy City. One of those whose future is up in the air is Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Does form matter heading into MLS playoffs NBC Sports
The short answer: Not always.

Your early preview of all four Knockout Round matchesMLS
The Knockout Round matchups in the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs are set. After a wild end to the regular season, the New York Red Bulls, Atlanta United, Sporting Kansas City and Seattle Sounders secured byes into the Conference Semifinals while eight teams will battle it out on Wednesday and Thursday for the right to join them.

Back in the playoffs, Real Salt Lake ‘playing with house money’ against LAFCKSL
Whatever happens to Real Salt Lake during the 2018 MLS Cup playoffs, it’s all gravy. The team accomplished the pre-eminent goal after falling a point short of the postseason last year on the final day — get back into the playoff field.

NYCFC to face Philadelphia Union in knockout roundHudson River Blue
For NYCFC, this is good news. Not only is City coming fresh off of a relatively dominant win over the U this weekend, but they will, once again, have them at home in the Bronx, a place where they have been dominant this year.

Toronto FC’s next task is figuring out how to keep its designated playersSportsnet
What a year it’s been for Toronto FC. From a league-record 69 points and hoisting the MLS Cup at BMO Field in 2017, to recording just 36 points and failing to make the post-season in 2018. All in the span of less than 12 months.

Bradley says ‘distractions, agendas’ helped spur on TFC’s descentToronto Sun
Captain Michael Bradley said Monday that distractions and personal agendas helped derail Toronto FC during its wretched 2018 campaign.

LA Galaxy icon Alan Gordon retires from professional soccerLA Galaxy
An LA Galaxy icon said goodbye to the sport on Sunday. Former Galaxy forward Alan Gordon announced his retirement following a 15-year MLS career. Gordon made stops at Portland Timbers, Chivas USA, Toronto FC, San Jose Earthquakes, Colorado Rapids, and Chicago Fire, but enjoyed his most success with the LA Galaxy.

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Six ‘Caps set to represent Canada at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World CupWhitecaps FC
Canada Soccer announced on Monday that six players from the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX program, in partnership with BC Soccer, have been selected for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.

Lake Side Buoys eager to bring a piece of European supporters culture to Pacific FCCanadian Premier League
As the inaugural Canadian Premier League (CPL) season continues to inch closer to kick-off, Pacific FC (PFC) caught up with Vancouver Island soccer supporter Ted Godwin to discuss the excitement of the upcoming season and the unique supporters atmosphere created at each Lake Side Buoys-attended match.

VIU Mariners women’s soccer team wins PACWEST titleNanaimo News Now
The VIU Mariners women’s soccer team took home provincial gold on Saturday at the PACWEST Provincials.

SFU opens nominations for its Athletic Hall of FameSFU
The search for the best from Simon Fraser University’s past is underway once more as nominations open for the SFU Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 induction class. Beginning immediately, nominations for the Hall of Fame will be accepted online via athletics.sfu.ca until November 19, 2018.

Wildcats, Lions due to meet in soccer finalBurnaby Now
The Burnaby Central Wildcats are anticipating their toughest test yet. For a team that is undefeated against league opponents and has surrendered just one goal over eight games – including Wednesday’s 2-0 over Burnaby North – the Wildcats are itching for it.

BC Soccer hosts its second Technical Director Diploma CourseBCSA
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 seasonPacific 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 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 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.

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Canada Soccer selects 21 young players for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018CSA
Canada Soccer has named the 21 players selected to represent Canada at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 taking place 13 November to 1 December. Canada’s team for the most prestigious women’s soccer event for players born before 2004 will be coached by two-time Olympic Bronze Medalist and long-time Canada Soccer Women’s National Team former player Rhian Wilkinson.

Vancouver’s Rhian Wilkinson to lead Canada’s entry at FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in UruguayThe Star
Former Canada fullback Rhian Wilkinson will take another step on her budding soccer coaching career at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

Capers hosting Atlantic championshipsCape Breton Post
The schedule for this week’s 2018 Subway AUS Soccer Championships has been released. Both the men’s and women’s tournaments kick off Thursday with a total of four opening-day, quarter-final matches to be played at the Cape Breton University field.

Hurricanes claim fifth straight ACAA men’s soccer championshipChronicle Herald
The Holland College Hurricanes men’s soccer team claimed its fifth straight Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) title with a narrow 2-1 victory over the St. Thomas Tommies Sunday in Halifax, N.S.

Huskie soccer teams fall in Canada West quarter-finals Star Phoenix
The playoff drives of the University of Saskatchewan men’s and women’s soccer teams were cut short this weekend as both teams lost in the Canada West quarter-finals.

Jalali hopes to restart pro soccer career after receiving conditional dischargethe11.ca
Former FC Edmonton striker Sadi Jalali was sentenced to 30 hours of community service and has been given a six-month conditional discharge after his hearing in Alberta provincial court Monday morning.


As final USL season ends, FC Cincinnati focuses on shift to MLSLocal 12
FC Cincinnati’s record-breaking three seasons in the United Soccer League come to an end, but not the way anyone wanted. Now, the singular focus shifts to the move to Major League Soccer.

Reno ‘Gave Everything’ in Season-Ending DefeatUSL
After picking up its first playoff victory in club history over Real Monarchs SLC last weekend, Reno 1868 FC saw its second USL season come to an end with a 1-0 defeat against top-seeded Orange County SC on Saturday night at Champions Soccer Stadium at OC Great Park.

Dillon Stadium construction underway for USL teamWTNH
An old football stadium will soon be a new soccer stadium! Dillon Stadium construction is underway in Hartford.

The Western Indoor Soccer League’s fifth season will kick off on Friday, November 9th in Tacoma with a match between the Tacoma Stars Reserves and the Olympic Peninsula Force, the first of 30 elite adult amateur indoor soccer games running from November to February in Bellingham, Bremerton, Olympia, Snohomish and Tacoma.


In the Women’s Super League, look down for the tensest actionThe Guardian
With relegation back, the basement battle is fierce and Yeovil, part-crowdfunded, hope to defy the odds against clubs with Premier League backing.

Women’s U17 EURO qualifying round reportUEFA
The elite round line-up is set, with 26 teams earning spots alongside Germany and holders Spain in the 23 November draw.

England Women: Former US Under-23 player Chioma Ubogagu named in squadBBC Sport
Former United States Under-23 forward Chioma Ubogagu has been selected for England Women’s squad for next week’s friendlies against Austria and Sweden.

Uncapped Manchester City pair Georgia Stanway and Ellie Roebuck named in England Women squadThe Telegraph
Phil Neville, England Women head coach, has named uncapped Manchester City pair Georgia Stanway and Ellie Roebuck in his 23-player squad for next week’s international friendlies against Austria and Sweden.

No. 11 women’s soccer advances to the semifinals of the ACC TournamentCavalier Daily
The No. 11 Virginia women’s soccer team took care of business this past Sunday by defeating Louisville by a score of 2-1 to advance to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. Despite an early goal by the Cardinals (12-6), the Cavaliers (15-3) rebounded and showed tremendous resolve to come from behind and finish the match on top.

FIFA’s World Cup womens’ cash increase only reinforces the pay gap, says FIFProInside World Football
The world players’ union FIFPro says the huge increase in prize money announced last week by the FIFA Council for the women’s game is not enough to redress gender inequality.

The coach transforming IR Iran’s women’s gameFIFA
All too often, to see meaningful change you have to wait a frustratingly long time. Which is why developments in the Iranian women’s game are all the more striking – with the rapidity of progress being matched by the sureness of direction. That it is being driven by a woman from the USA, who has just entered her 30s, makes it all the more remarkable.


Real Madrid sack Lopetegui after Clasico humiliation with Conte set to take overSN
Julen Lopetegui has been sacked by Real Madrid after a terrible start to the 2018-19 season culminated in a shocking loss against their arch-rivals, Barcelona, this weekend.

Icardi double against Lazio sends Inter to 2nd in Serie ANBC Sports
Internazionale has not finished in the top two of the Serie A table since the 2010/11 season. They have the look of a team that could bring the Italian giants back to the heights of yore.

Mahrez nets Man City winner, pays tribute to Leicester ownerSportsnet
Riyad Mahrez paid tribute to the Leicester owner killed in a helicopter crash after scoring Manchester City’s goal in a 1-0 win over Tottenham in the English Premier League on Monday.

Data recorder recovered from Leicester owner’s helicopterCape Breton Post
The flight data recorder from the helicopter that crashed with the Leicester soccer team’s owner on board is being examined by investigators, authorities said, as his family and players paid tribute Monday at a makeshift shrine.

All eyes are on Kylian Mbappé after his star turn in PSG’s 2-0 Classique win in Marseille added more epicness to the capital club’s start to the season; LOSC and Montpellier kept pace with wins of their own.

EFL Cup: Bournemouth hosts Norwich, Forest visits BurtonNBC Sports
The League Cup returns to action this week, with 16 teams remaining, including 10 Premier League sides left in the pool. Half the matches are scheduled take place over the next two days, with two of those happening on Tuesday.

Bale hit with €337,000 Spanish tax demand for 2013 image rights paymentsInside World Football
Gareth Bale is the latest Spanish-based star to fall foul of the country’s tax authorities after being fined €337,000 for image rights issues.

Goals per game: Europe’s most efficient scorersUEFA
How do Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi measure up to the likes of Gerd Müller and Ferenc Puskás?

David Squires on … Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and Leicester CityThe Guardian
Unlike many football club owners, Vichai seemed to be motivated by a genuine love of the game.

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.

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