VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY
MLS MATCHDAY # 32
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
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Whitecaps’ playoff path is crystal clear: Win and they’re in – The Province
The Whitecaps playoff destiny lies solely in their own hands.
Episode 303 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Thankfully Staying Alive) – AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps stayed alive in the playoff race this weekend, coming away from Toronto with what has to be said was an unexpected 2-1 victory and ending TFC’s postseason hopes in the process.
Vancouver Whitecaps: There’s still hope! – Soccer Shorts
So hope springs eternal for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Well, maybe not “eternal” but at least until the next game because the 2-1 win in Toronto and other results around the league keep the Whitecaps within sniffing distance of a playoff place.
No excuses for Toronto FC’s failure to make MLS playoffs – Sportsnet
What happened to Toronto FC? What’s next for the Reds? Where do they go from here? Those are just some of the pressing questions being asked in the aftermath of a 2-1 home loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday evening, a result that officially eliminated TFC from playoff contention.
Earthquakes hire former Chivas boss Matias Almeyda as head coach – NBC Sports
The Earthquakes filled their month-old head coaching vacancy with an ambitious hire, tabbing former Chivas Guadalajara manager Matias Almeyda to lead the team in 2019. Interim head coach Steve Ralston will coach San Jose for the remaining two games of the 2018 season.
Wayne Rooney enjoying hassle-free ‘everyday life’ with MLS club DC United in Washington – Yahoo Sports
Ask Wayne Rooney what he loves most about his new life in the United States, and he says that is the simple things – being able to go about “everyday life” without the scrutiny that was so all-encompassing as one of Britain’s most famous public figures.
MLS Week 32: The biggest takeaways as MLS hits final three weeks – Fansided
What we learned from MLS Week 32, featuring Atlanta United, Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas.
What kind of a league is MLS? – US Soccer Players
It’s no secret that MLS aspires to be one of the world’s best domestic leagues. While the league still has a long way to go, they can claim something already. It’s the competitiveness we see in October as teams maneuver for the playoffs. The road to MLS Cup makes North America’s league somewhat unique in world soccer.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes win 2018 Challenge Trophy – CSA
Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes defeated Ontario’s Caledon SC 7:3 in the Gold Medal Final on Teck Finals Day to win the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy in Saskatoon, SK.
British Columbia wins both U-17 Cup titles on Teck Finals Day – CSA
Coastal FC and Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC earned U-17 Cup Gold Medal Final victories in the Boys and Girls U-17 Cup on Teck Finals day at the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships in Surrey, BC. Quebec’s CS Saint-Laurent fell 2:1 to BC in the Boys Final. Lakeshore SC took home the Silver Medal in the Girls Final.
Two Surrey teams win national soccer championships – Surrey Now-Leader
The Coastal FC U-17 girls can now call themselves national champions.
Soolsma rocks you like a Tiger Hurricane – the11.ca
On Thanksgiving Monday, in snowy and windy Saskatoon, led by ex-Toronto FC man Nick Soolsma, the Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes (I think I a “Tiger Hurricane” is kinda like a Sharknado, except with tigers) absolutely romped over Caledon SC. Soolsma scored four and set up two more in a 7-3 win.
VISL Division 1 Week 4 Results – BC Soccer Web
Here is how Thanksgiving weekend played out in VISL Division 1 League play.
Matteo Polisi’s hat trick leads SFU men’s soccer to rout of SPU – SFU
Matteo Polisi’s first collegiate hat trick leads the No. 1-ranked Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team to a dominant 6-1 victory over Seattle Pacific University in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference match Saturday night.
Top 10 Tuesday – Spartans take #3 & #10 in Women’s & Men’s Soccer – TWU
Trinity Western’s women’s soccer team remained at No. 3 in the U SPORTS Top 10, while the Spartans men’s soccer team returned to the rankings at No. 10.
MSOC-Wild finish between Timberwolves and WolfPack – Canada West
In one of the wildest finishes local soccer fans have ever seen, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack and University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves scored twice in stoppage time and saw three goals in the final three minutes of the contest as they drew 3-3 in Canada West men’s soccer action on Sunday (Oct 7). The match was played at Hillside Stadium.
SFU women’s soccer extends unbeaten streak to four games – SFU
Simon Fraser University women’s soccer extended its unbeaten streak to four games with a 3-1 road victory over Western Oregon University on Saturday.
WSOC: T-Birds down Vikes to extend winning streak – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds were able to continue their impressive form of late surging to a 6-1 defeat of the visiting University of Victoria Vikes on Friday night at Thunderbird Stadium, stretching their winning streak to five straight games.
T-Birds edge Vikes and extend unbeaten streak – UBC
The University of Victoria men’s soccer team dropped their second straight game to the UBC Thunderbirds on Oct. 6 by a score of 3-2 at Centennial Stadium in Victoria.
EPIC Sport Management joins WPSL as 2019 expansion club – WPSL
EPIC Sport Management has launched a club becoming the second Canadian club to join the Women’s Premier Soccer League, the largest women’s soccer league in the world, the league announced Thursday.
Pacific FC’s Merriman Provides Update On #GotGame Open Trials – Pacific FC
Pacific FC assistant coach James Merriman has represented the club through three stops of the coast-to-coast Trials, working alongside the league’s other coaches to identify standouts and narrow down the talent at each stop, which began in Halifax in late September.
GA Cup: Wild final day at first round of West Region qualifying – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Academy teams played their final matches in Salt Lake City as part of the first round of Generation adidas Cup qualifiers in the West Region on Monday.
Development group open Mexico trip vs. Deportivo Toluca FC – Whitecaps FC
The Whitecaps FC development group played their first match on their trip in Mexico on Monday, falling 3-0 to a U-23 side from Liga MX club Deportivo Toluca FC.
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
Canada scores a dozen against Cuba – the11.ca
Christine SInclair’s foot swept the ball into the goal, the 174th marker of her international career and Canada’s 10th goal on the night.
Canada shows off depth at Concacaf Championship – Sportsnet
After a rather mundane opener at the Concacaf Women’s Championship, Canada took control early versus Cuba on Monday in its second match of the tournament.
Canadian striker Prince hitting stride with World Cup on horizon – The Star
At 17, Nichelle Prince earned her first invitation to Canada’s national soccer team camp in late 2012, about a month before making her debut — and scoring for her country for the first time.
British Columbia and Ontario lead the way from coast to coast at the Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships – CSA
From the 640 teams and 12,000 participants across the country that began the journey, six national champions were crowned on Teck Final Days at the Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships.
Scarborough GS United win 2018 Jubilee Trophy – CSA
The 2018 Toyota National Championships Jubilee Trophy went to Ontario’s Scarborough GS United for the first time in six attempts. Laura Callender scored the winner in the first half of extra time to give Scarborough the victory.
Sinclair among 15 contenders for inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or – TSN
Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair is among 15 players competing for the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or.
Valour FC Inaugural Season Ticket Pricing Announced – Valour FC
Valour FC today announced its season ticket pricing for the 2019 inaugural season at Investors Group Field. Season ticket prices for 15 home matches range from $15 to $28 per match for adults, and youth season tickets start at $11.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
TFC II overpowered by Louisville City in final Lamport appearance – Waking the Red
Jordan Perruzza scored his first goal in the 3-1 loss on Friday night as the Young Reds see their 2018 home schedule come to a close.
Eastern Conf. Notes: New York Fights Through Circumstances for Vital Victory – USL
FCC bends but doesn’t break to keep unbeaten run alive, Indy inches closer to playoff berth.
Penn FC to Join USL League One in 2020 – USL
Club will cease operations in 2019 to pursue potential new stadium development.
Northwest clubs help fuel soccer sticker craze – GoalWA
In the national community of USA lower league soccer clubs and fans there is a growing craze around club crest stickers. Clubs want to offer them and fans want to collect them. It’s an economical and fun way for clubs to get their crests of off screens and into real life. It’s a mark of pride for people who #supportlocalsoccer to have a variety of stickers from around the country.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Ballon d’Or 2018: contenders for football’s global honour revealed – The Guardian
Fran Kirby and Lucy Bronze have been nominated for the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or while Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo are contenders for the men’s award.
WC2019: UEFA Play-off semi-finals decided on Tuesday – UEFA
The Netherlands beat Denmark 2-0 and Switzerland drew 2-2 in Belgium in the semi-final first legs with the returns on Tuesday.
England women face litmus test against ‘World Cup dark horses’ Australia – The Guardian
England’s women face another intriguing litmus test of their World Cup potential when they face a physically powerful Australia in a friendly at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.
Carli Lloyd hat-trick leads USWNT over Panama – NBC Sports
The U.S. women’s national team obliterated Panama 5-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Carli Lloyd.
Jets re-sign US W-League import Stengel – Great Lakes Advocate
W-League club Newcastle Jets have re-signed prolific American import Katie Stengel on a one-year deal for the upcoming season.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Mbappe making case for Ballon d’Or with four-goal game – Yahoo Sports
Three months removed from scoring in the World Cup final and still three months shy of his 20th birthday, Kylian Mbappe is already a serious title contender for the Ballon d’Or as the best soccer player in the world.
Juventus rule out move to bring Paul Pogba back from Manchester United – The Guardian
Juventus have ruled out re-signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United. The midfielder left for Old Trafford in 2016 but his strained relationship with José Mourinho and refusal to rule out a transfer have opened the possibility of a move.
Greek soccer league no longer a 1-horse race – London Free Press
With the financial gap in Greek soccer getting smaller and smaller, Olympiakos is finding it harder and harder to stay at the top.
African underdogs aim to upset odds again – FIFA
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia may already be in the rear-view mirror, but it is likely still playing on the minds of the five African teams that failed to advance to the knockout stages. In order to put their disappointment behind them definitively, they have set themselves the objective of shining on the continental scene and qualifying for the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, due to be held in Cameroon.
The Pep commandments: how lessons learned at Bayern stymied Liverpool – The Guardian
Pep Guardiola went back to the basics of Cruyffism at Anfield and in doing so showed new-found flexibility and pragmatism.
Bundesliga Matchday 7 Review: Bayern’s Banana Peel – Prost Amerika
Bayern slide continues, Paco scoring means BVB wins, and our first coach casualty of the season. This and more from the Bundesliga.
Christian Pulisic named to shortlist for U-21 Ballon d’Or – SBI
U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Christian Pulisic is among the 10 nominees for the Trophee Kopa, the new U-21 Ballon d’Or introduced by France Football for 2018.
A European league of their own: Man Utd top Barca in sponsorship table – Inside World Football
Premier League Manchester United with €269 million-a-year ($308.7 million) in commercial deals are top of a ranking of European club sponsorship by value. Barcelona are close behind in second with income of €261 million ($291.5 million).
Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin & Pavel Mamaev investigated over attack – BBC Sports
Zenit St Petersburg’s Aleksandr Kokorin and Krasnodar’s Pavel Mamaev are said to have attacked trade ministry official Denis Pak, leaving him needing medical treatment.
Brazilian football split by politics as big name players lean right as clubs and fans go left – Inside World Football
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro will face Fernando Haddad in a run-off vote for the Brazilian presidency on October 28 in an election that has been marked by the campaign involvement of a large number of Brazilian footballers.
Usain Bolt may start for Central Coast Mariners in upcoming trial match – ESPN
Central Coast coach Mike Mulvey said he’s considering starting Usain Bolt in a trial against a Macarthur South West United team on Friday.
Michael Carrick: ‘I was depressed for two years after Champions League final defeat’ – BBC Sport
Former Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says he suffered from depression for two years after the Red Devils lost to Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League final.
Silent fans, black eggs, 90-hour trip: recalling West Brom’s tour of China – The Guardian
Brendon Batson was part of the Albion squad that played in China 40 years ago. As he prepares to head back for a Great Wall charity walk he remembers an extraordinary visit.
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.