BC Soccer News, Wednesday, December 11, 2019


Sporting Kansas City signs Mexico international Alan Pulido as Designated PlayerESPN
Sporting Kansas City has signed Mexico international forward Alan Pulido to a four-year, Designated Player contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Alan Pulido the necessary superstar signing MLS Multiplex
On Tuesday, Sporting KC signed Liga MX Golden Boot winner Alan Pulido in a club-record transfer. The striker is the necessary superstar signing that puts SKC right back in the MLS Cup mix.

DC United re-sign defender Frederic Brillant to two-year extensionMLS
D.C. United announced on Tuesday that defender Frederic Brillant has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him in Black-and-Red after a sterling 2019 campaign.

Chicago Fire sign Nicholas Slonina as homegrown, joining his brother on the teamPro Soccer USA
The Chicago Fire already had one Slonina on the roster. Now they have two. The Fire signed 18-year-old defender Nicholas Slonina from their academy on Tuesday as a homegrown signing. Slonina’s younger brother, Gabriel Slonina, is a 15-year-old goalkeeper who signed as a homegrown in March.

Impact to face Deportivo Saprissa in CONCACAF Champions LeagueSportsnet
The Montreal Impact have found out who their opponent will be for the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16.

LAFC-Club Leon, Sounders-Olimpia headline Concacaf Champions League drawSBI
MLS Supporters’ Shield winners LAFC will face a tough debut in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League, after being one of 16 teams to learn its fate for the competition on Monday night.


Polisi Brothers Receive All-West Regional Team SelectionsSFU
For the third year in a row, both Marcello and Matteo Polisi have received D2CCA All-West Region honours in Men’s Soccer.

Father and son score in narrow Quw’utsun lossCowichan Valley Citizen
Quw’utsun FC’s father-son combo struck for two goals, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Div. 3B soccer team was edged 3-2 by Castaways FC at Topaz Park in Victoria last Sunday.

Powell River Villa extends home unbeaten streak to four gamesPowell River Peak
Powell River Villa met Bays United, currently ranked third in Division 1 of the Vancouver Island Soccer League, at Timberlane Park on Saturday, December 7, and achieved a 3-3 draw, extending its unbeaten streak at home to four games.

TRU WolfPack go to Edmonton for latest women’s soccer recruitKelowna Now
According to the club, Edmonton-native Hannah Clarke officially committed to the roster this morning. She becomes the eighth recruit the WolfPack have signed for the upcoming Canada West season.

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
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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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Jayden Nelson and Olivia Smith named Canada Soccer’s Youth International Players of the YearCSA
Canada Soccer’s young footballers Jayden Nelson and Olivia Smith have been named 2019 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year. The young duo have been recognised for their excellence at the international level with Canada Soccer’s national youth teams.

Canada Soccer salutes NelsonToronto Sun
Toronto FC II forward Jayden Nelson is the 2019 Canadian Youth International Player of the Year, becoming the first TFC player to win the Canada Soccer award.

2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards: Samuel Charron top in Para Soccer; Luis Rocha top in FutsalCSA
Samuel Charron has been named Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year and Luis Rocha has been named Canadian Futsal Player of the Year. The two winners have been recognised for their excellence at the international level in their respective disciplines.

Former keeper Jan-Michael Williams returns as HFX Wanderers’ coachChronicle-Herald
Williams, a veteran keeper who made 12 starts for the Wanderers in their inaugural season and was their first team captain, will come back to the Canadian Premier League club as its goalkeeper coach in 2020.

The Canadian Premier League: A Year in ReviewLWOS
With the notable exceptions of USL’s Ottawa Fury FC and MASL’s MetroStars Canada folding, 2019 has been a banner year in Canadian men’s club soccer. This is especially true with the formation of the new Canadian Premier League.

From house league to the World Cup? That’s the ‘official’ goal!Orillia Matters
Orillia’s Brad Doubrough is hoping to officiate the beautiful game at the highest level; ‘The World Cup is definitely a goal,’ says Orillia native.

Vancouver Whitecaps Alberta South Academy impresses in Atlanta and VancouverAlberta Soccer
This past month has seen a number of Alberta youth male players participate and excel in two Showcase events in Atlanta, Georgia and Vancouver BC with the Whitecaps FC.


USL notes: League’s largest ever winter summit opens in Orlando Orlando Sentinel
More than 750 team executives and staff members from the three tiers of the United Soccer League will gather in Orlando, Florida this week for the USL’s largest-ever winter summit.

Jack Barmby Makes Move to Phoenix Rising FCUSL
Phoenix Rising FC added another new face for the 2020 USL Championship season on Tuesday afternoon with the arrival of English midfielder Jack Barmby. The signing is pending league and federation approval and per club policy, the terms of the contract will not be made public.


2019 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year: Megan RapinoeSI.com
Playing the world’s game, on the world’s stage, under attack by a world leader, she dominated. And in doing so without fear, Megan Rapinoe became a voice for so many across the world.

Westfield W-League Review, Week 4: Melbourne City hand Sydney FC first lossThe Equalizer
Week 4 of the Westfield W-League saw Sydney FC lose for the first time. Here’s everything you need to know from the most recent round of action.


Tuesday UCL Rewind: Barcelona downs Inter Milan, Valencia, Chelsea advance, and moreSBI
Barcelona knew they would finish as group winners coming into Tuesday’s clash with Inter Milan, but Ernesto Valverde’s side wanted to end group stage play on a high note.

Napoli fires manager Carlo Ancelotti hours after Champions League winSportsnet
Italian media had reported that Ancelotti was set to be fired regardless of the result, with former AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso touted as his replacement.

Jorge Sampaoli resigns as Santos bossYahoo Sports
Brazilian club Santos confirmed Tuesday evening that manager Jorge Sampaoli has resigned as boss.

Fifa prepares to sue Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini to get £1.5m backThe Guardian
Fifa is preparing to sue its former president Sepp Blatter and the former Uefa president Michel Platini for a return of the 2m Swiss francs (£1.5m) paid to Platini in 2011, which led to the long bans from football for both men.

European Leagues tired of breakaway threats from big clubsLondon Free Press
The umbrella organization representing Europe’s domestic leagues is tired of breakaway threats, it said on Tuesday in response to a proposal to create a two-division world soccer league.

Spanish match-fixing case falls apart as judge clears 41 players and officialsInside World Football
A Spanish court has cleared 36 players and five others of match-fixing relating to a top-flight survival decider between Levante and Real Zaragoza in the final round of the 2010-11 season.

Real Madrid footballer Benzema may face criminal trial over blackmail allegations France 24
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema may be facing a criminal trial after France’s highest court of appeal on Monday dismissed his appeal challenging the legality of a blackmail investigation over a sextape featuring fellow footballer Mathieu Valbuena.

Tired, worn Old Trafford a symbol of Manchester United’s faded grandeurThe Guardian
Old Trafford is one of football’s most vibrant amphitheatres. During the 109-year history of Manchester United’s home, Billy Meredith, George Best, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo are a few of the greats to grace the stage of England’s record title winners.

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