BC Soccer News, Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Whitecaps FC acquire up to $825,000 in allocation and international roster spot from FC Cincinnati for Kendall WastonWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that the club has acquired $450,000 of General Allocation Money, $300,000 of Targeted Allocation Money, and a 2019 international roster spot from FC Cincinnati in exchange for centre back Kendall Waston. The transaction is an MLS single-player trade record of allocation money in return for a defender.

Cincinnati Adds Two-Time MLS Best XI Selection, Kendall WastonFC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati has acquired defender Kendall Waston from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for $450,000 of General Allocation Money, $300,000 of Targeted Allocation Money and the 2019 international roster spot obtained from the Colorado Rapids via trade after the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft. Vancouver will retain a percentage of future transfer fees should FC Cincinnati trade or transfer Waston. Additionally, should Waston reach certain performance-based incentives with FC Cincinnati, Vancouver will also receive an additional $75,000 in GAM.

Inside FC Cincinnati’s record deal for Vancouver Whitecaps FC captain Kendall WastonCincinnati.com
What’s the cost to acquire an elite, award-winning Major League Soccer veteran, a captain of an MLS team, and a goal scorer from this past summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia? Now FC Cincinnati knows, and the answer is that it’s not cheap.

Kei Kamara selected by FC Cincinnati at the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft, traded to ColoradoWhitecaps FC
Striker Kei Kamara was selected by FC Cincinnati with their second pick at the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday. Kamara was subsequently traded by Cincinnati to Colorado Rapids.

Waston traded, Kamara and Mattocks drafted: FC Cincinnati expansion draft features big Whitecaps flavourLeader Post
They drafted Whitecaps striker Kei Kamara then traded him, traded for Kendall Waston, then added ex-Cap Darren Mattocks.

FC Cincinnati acquires Garza, selects five in Expansion DraftNBC Sports
FC Cincinnati added plenty of MLS experience on Tuesday in their Expansion Draft, also making two trades involving internationally-capped players.

LA Galaxy officially name Dennis te Kloese GMLAG Confidential
With the public knowledge that Dennis te Kloese was not only been spotted at the StubHub Center recently but has been working behind the scenes for weeks, today’s official announcement was more of a “Finally!” moment than anything else.

New York Red Bulls sign Tim Parker to three-year dealPro Soccer USA
The New York Red Bulls have agreed to terms with Tim Parker, signing the standout centerback to a three-year deal which will make him one of Major League Soccer’s highest paid defenders, a source familiar with the negotiation told Pro Soccer USA.

Montreal Impact: Maxi Urruti the ideal Ignacio Piatti foilMLS Multiplex
The Montreal Impact acquired FC Dallas’ Maxi Urruti for $75,000 in Target Allocation Money and a first-round SuperDraft pick. His arrival provides the perfect attacking foil for Ignacio Piatti.

Orlando City acquire Mountinho, deal El-Munir to LAFC, Amro Tarek to RBNYMLS
In a swap of defenders, Joao Moutinho has been traded to Orlando City SC in exchange for Mohamed El-Munir, who heads to LAFC, the club announced on Tuesday.

List of players eligible for 2018 Waiver DraftMLS
MLS announced on Tuesday the list of eligible players for the 2018 MLS Waiver Draft, which takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 1 pm PT. The Waiver Draft includes players who are not eligible for Re-Entry or Free Agency and either A) are out of contract and have not been issued a Genuine Offer or B) have not had their 2019 options exercised.

Zack Steffen talks about deal with Manchester City: ‘It’s been a wild journey’Washington Post
On Tuesday, Steffen’s rise in American soccer circles — and on the international level — reached spectacular new heights with his transfer to Premier League titan Manchester City from the Columbus Crew. He will remain in MLS until the summer transfer window opens in July, then head abroad.

Why Zack Steffen to Manchester City is a big deal all aroundMLS
The deal is done. Columbus Crew SC goalkeeper Zack Steffen is off to Manchester City on July 9, 2019. The US men’s national team goalkeeper was transferred for a club-record fee and the highest for a goalkeeper in MLS history.

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Vikes win bid to host 2019 U SPORTS women’s soccer national championshipUVic
This will be the fourth time the women’s soccer national championship has come to the Ring Road campus with its most recent being in 2012 when Vikes head coach Tracy David’s squad won a bronze medal. The women’s soccer championship was also previously hosted in 1998 and 2006 in Victoria.

The University of Northern British Columbia’s men’s soccer team has found its newest netminder in a local player. Alex Dorscheid has committed to the Timberwolves for the 2019/2020 season.

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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Christine Sinclair named Canadian women’s player of the yearSportsnet
Canada Soccer announced on Tuesday that veteran striker Christine Sinclair has won the award for Canadian women’s player of the year for 2018.

English striker becomes Valour FC’s first international signingWinnipeg Free Press
He may not be a household name around these parts like Mark Scheifele or Matt Nichols. But Stephen Hoyle is determined to change that.

Hoyle returns to Canada as a member of Valour FCthe11.ca
It was 2013. Stephen Hoyle had just completed his first season in New Zealand after coming up through the youth programs at Barnsley and Doncaster Rovers in England. At the time, Toronto FC’s coach was Ryan Nelsen, a New Zealander, so he brought Hoyle, who was 20 at the time, in on trial. It didn’t work out, but Hoyle did spend some time with the Toronto Lynx of the PDL before going back to New Zealand, where he’s since established himself as one of the top goal scorers in that country’s top league.

Cape Breton Capers to host 2020 U Sports Women’s Soccer National ChampionshipCape Breton Post
Cape Breton University will host the U Sports Women’s Soccer National Championship in November 2020 in Sydney.

The Kentville, Nova Scotia native started every match for the Memphis Tigers in 2018, logging 1,587 minutes and served as a threat on corner kicks. The junior was also listed United Soccer Coaches First Team All-South Region last month.


Ottawa Fury putting pieces together for 2019 and beyondWaking the Red
Ottawa Fury FC rejected the opportunity to join the Canadian Premier League in its inaugural season earlier this year, which caused ire among many Fury FC fans and Canadian soccer fans around the country.

El Paso Locomotive FC sign Spain’s ‘Yuma’ as team’s ninth playerEl Paso Times
With a month until their preseason camp begins, El Paso Locomotive FC is just two players short of a side.

Report: Swope Park Rangers to Move to USL Eastern ConferenceThe Blue Testament
A whole new set of opponents await SPR in 2019. But the team confirmed they’ll be playing in Children’s Mercy Park again next year.


USWNT’s Harvey: From World Cup champ to human rights leaderNBC Sports
Mary Harvey is used to blazing the trail in sports. Despite growing up without major soccer tournaments to aspire to play in, the goalkeeper helped the U.S. win the inaugural Women’s World Cup in 1991 and the first women’s Olympic soccer title five years later.

Dash hope new coach Clarkson will better connect with playersThe Equalizer
The first person to apply for the Houston Dash head coaching vacancy in September wound up with the job. The application of Houston Dynamo academy director James Clarkson took managing director Brian Ching by surprise, but he soon came to realize that the England native was the best person for the job.

W-League Week 6: Sam Kerr chasing another golden bootThe Equalizer
We look at the highlights from the Westfield W-League in Australia for Week 6. The Equalizer also talked to Chioma Ubogagu about her move to Brisbane for the NWSL offseason and her decision to play internationally at the senior level with England.

2018 was a year for Rachel McLauchlan to remember with the wide player contributing significantly to another stellar campaign for Hibernian in both the cups and the league.

Julie Foudy wants to hold US Soccer “to the fire” on the USWNT GM hiring processStars & Stripes FC
If you’ve ever watched a broadcast of US women’s national team game, odds are good you’ve heard the voice of one Julie Foudy, former USWNT player and current ESPN commentator and FIFA agitator.


Champions League Weds. preview: Group stage conclusionNBC Sports
Manchester United has already clinched its spot in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds and faces rivals Liverpool on Sunday in the Premier League, but manager Jose Mourinho isn’t mailing it in when it comes to his lineup on Wednesday in Valencia.

Champions League wrap: PSG advances; USMNT stars shineNBC Sports
Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-Germain, and Liverpool clinched spots in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds with results on Tuesday.

Klopp: “I would have paid double for Alisson”NBC Sports
Jurgen Klopp is pretty pleased Liverpool dished out a then world-record transfer fee of $83 million for Alisson in the summer.

Ashley’s Newcastle sale battling for time against January transfer windowInside World Football
The chances of Mike Ashley exiting Newcastle United before the January transfer window opens and Peter Kenyon re-entering Premier League club football are looking slimmer.

In the wake of continued security concerns, the two Ligue 1 Conforama Week 18 matches have been postponed.

Japan’s Honda excelling in AustraliaNBC Sports
Not long after Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda joined the Melbourne Victory, he mentioned at the A-League season launch that “I’ve made people disappointed, I’ve made people happy … I don’t have any magic.”

FIFA hold Qatar summit with focus on future of global competition calendarInside World Football
Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup is reported to be one of the key discussion points at the latest FIFA executive summit currently taking place in in Qatar and involving over 50 FIFA federations from five continents, including 18 from Asia.

Raheem Sterling: Man City forward named Premier League player of the monthBBC Sport
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has been named November’s Premier League player of the month.

Lord Ouseley says it is ‘not unusual’ to receive hate mail before announcing he will step down as Kick It Out chairmanThe Telegraph
Ouseley, who founded the campaign group 25 years ago, called on football’s elite to show leadership on racism as he admitted his personal fight against prejudice had taken its toll, although his decision to leave his post was not related to the Sterling furore – the 73-year-old had told trustees he was standing down several months ago.

John Barnes: If every racist at football was silenced stadiums would still be full of racistsThe Guardian
I compare it to a cold. When we feel symptoms of a cold we take tablets and suck sweets, and it makes us feel better for a while. But we haven’t found a way to treat the cause, and sooner or later it will come back. With racism it is exactly the same.

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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