BC Soccer News, Wednesday, February 20, 2019


‘Caps face Tijuana reserves Wednesday in penultimate preseason affairWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC will play their penultimate preseason match on Wednesday, facing the reserves of Liga MX side Club Tijuana in a closed-door scrimmage at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Wednesday Preseason Previews | 2019 MLS Preseason Match PreviewMLS
Inbeom Hwang could see his first game action when the Caps take on Liga MX Club Tijuana in Carson, California.

Hwang ‘very excited’ for the future after joining ‘Caps in LAWhitecaps FC
The last few months have not been easy for Inbeom Hwang, who had been trying to navigate the biggest decision of his footballing life while playing for South Korea at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, but now he says he’s focused on one thing and one thing only.

Whitecaps centrebacks look to be fast, physical and footlooseSudbury Star
The Whitecaps may have lost centreback Kendall Waston, but the new group that will replace him are just as defensively imposing.

SBI 2019 MLS Season Preview: Vancouver WhitecapsSBI
In 2019, the Vancouver Whitecaps will celebrate its history while also welcoming a new era.

TFC embarrassed in 1st leg of Concacaf Champions League seriesSportsnet
TFC suffered a humiliating 4-0 road loss to Panamanian side Club Atletico Independiente de la Chorrera in the MLS club’s first competitive game since selling off its top scorer and star playmaker, a humbling result that’s a sign of just how much has changed in such a short period of time.

CD Guastatoya 0, Houston Dynamo 1 | 2019 Concacaf Champions League RecapMLS
The Houston Dynamo’s 2019 Concacaf Champions League campaign got off to a dream start on Tuesday, thanks to their ageless captain DaMarcus Beasley.

Toronto FC brass in Europe to negotiate Pozuelo’s transfer and to scout other playersEdmonton Journal
Toronto FC president Bill Manning will join GM Ali Curtis in Europe today to see if they can expedite the transfer of Spanish midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo to Toronto, according to a source.

For Nani The Time Is Right For MLS and Orlando City Orlando City SC
For Nani, coming to Major League Soccer was a challenge years in the making.

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Marcel de Jong officially becomes a Pacific FC player as Rob Friend hints at imminent major CPL announcementAFTN
One of the worst kept secrets in Victoria was finally revealed Tuesday afternoon with Pacific FC officially announcing the signing of former Vancouver Whitecap Marcel de Jong for their inaugural Canadian Premier League season.

Whitecaps favourite switches to the IslandPeninsula News Review
Marcel de Jong worked to end Whitecaps contract, joining Pacific FC on the ground floor.

Former Whitecap de Jong is ‘all in’ with Pacific FCTimes Colonist
Marcel de Jong has had the heady experience of stepping onto pitches in the Bundesliga: “In front of 60,000 fans, against teams such as Bayern Munich and Dortmund, where it’s so loud you have to scream to hear your teammates.” He has also put on the Maple Leaf jersey 56 times to play for Canada internationally and described that as the “highest honour.”

Speedy Okanagan forward joins UNBC Timberwolves men’s soccer squadPG Matters
The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Timberwolves keep getting stronger with the commitment of 17-year-old Gregor Smith as the latest player to join the men’s soccer team.

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Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League seasonPacific FC
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PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.

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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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Wanderers sign Halifax-born goalkeeper, versatile defenderHFX Wanderers
HFX Wanderers FC have added experience and youth to the club’s roster with the signings of defender Alex De Carolis and goalkeeper Christian Oxner.

Alberta talent to be tested as pre-season approachesCanadian Premier League
FC Edmonton now has 11 local players on its roster — 10 of whom have had some sort of experience with the club’s youth ranks. Meanwhile, down the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, Cavalry FC have a total of eight Albertans on the roster, five of whom were raised in Calgary.

Canada drawn into Group F at the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 ChampionshipCSA
Canada Soccer’s young players will have an opportunity to test themselves against the best in the region this May when they compete in the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship. It’s an important competition which will also provides the Men’s EXCEL Program with the chance to lay the foundation for Canada’s cultural and tactical identity on the pathway to the Men’s National Team.

Swedish Pro Clubs Sign Three DUFA Female PlayersLeague1 Ontario
When Durham United FA closed the deal in 2018 on their second League1 Ontario Women’s title in four years, it was clear the Pickering Soccer Club initiative had been a huge success, for Durham region-based female players in particular. Now with three players from their 2018 team signing with Swedish professional clubs in just one week – defender/ midfielder Tamara Brown and forwards Brittney Lawrence, Kendra Prince – it’s clear the DUFA enterprise is planning to keep making headlines.

Women’s soccer to gain more traction in Oshawa Oshawa Express
Local women’s soccer will be getting more attention this season as Oshawa is joining the League1 Ontario women’s league.

Thunder Bay clubs bring home 4 titlesChronicle-Journal
More hardware for Thunder Bay’s youth players as the annual Golden Boy tournament in Winnipeg came to a conclusion on Monday.


CONCACAF silliness hurt Ottawa Fury FC in pursuit of star scorersOttawa Sun
Ottawa Fury FC, a team that scored just 31 times during the 2018 United Soccer League season, thought it had found a big chunk of the goal-scoring solution back in December.

Orange County SC sign veteran midfielder Liam TrotterAngels on Parade
Orange County SC announced on Tuesday the signing of veteran English midfielder Liam Trotter. The 30-year-old joins the USL Championship outfit on a free after his contract was mutually terminated by AFC Wimbledon to facilitate the move.

By the Fans, For the Fans – Four Corners Cup Set for 2019 DebutUSL
The dominoes started to fall into place last June when the USL awarded an expansion franchise to New Mexico, ensuring that each state within the Four Corners (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah) was equally represented in the 2019 Championship campaign. The announcement also sparked Phoenix Rising FC fan Michael Vanderplas to begin turning his long-standing idea into a reality.

Tacoma Stars Reserves, Bellingham United advance to WISL FinalGoalWA
The Snohomish Skyhawks held the Tacoma Stars Reserves to just one goal in the first half and were tied with the undefeated regular season champs at halftime, but the Stars Reserves turned it on in the second half outscoring the Skyhawks 6-1, and advanced to their second straight Western Indoor Soccer League game with a 7-2 win.


FIFA kicks-off bid process for Women’s World Cup 2023 hostingInside World Football
FIFA are reverting to the old behind-closed-doors rules to decide on the hosts of the Women’s World Cup in 2023.

FIFA to decide Women’s 2023 World Cup host in secretSky Sports
When it came to deciding the venue for the 2026 Men’s World Cup, FIFA made all the Congress votes public, to avoid further criticism that led to corruption investigations into the processes for Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022. However, that will not now be the case for the Women’s World Cup.

What will Chloe Logarzo and Amy Harrison bring to the Washington Spirit?Black & Red United
We asked W-League expert Tyler Nguyen to tell us about the NWSL’s newest Australian additions.

Female soccer players in Colombia denounce discriminationNational Post
Two players for the Colombian women’s national team are speaking out on social media about what they say are substandard conditions and discriminatory treatment by the federation.


UCL Tuesday Rewind: Liverpool-Bayern Munich and Barcelona-Lyon play to scoreless drawsSBI
Liverpool and Bayern Munich drew plenty of attention heading into this round of UEFA Champions League play as the second-placed club in Germany and England both play an entertaining style of football. Despite the game ending scoreless, both teams had their chances to break the deadlock.

Schalke vs Man City – four players at risk of suspension from the second legManchester Evening News
Manchester City face Schalke in the Champions League last 16 fixture on Wednesday night and some players on two yellow cards in the competition will have to be careful.

PSG will be without seven senior-squad names – including Neymar, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva and Leandro Paredes – as they play their rescheduled Week 17 clash with Montpellier at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

Sami Khedira: Juventus midfielder set to miss a month with heart problemBBC Sport
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is expected to be out for about a month after having treatment for an irregular heartbeat.

Concacaf reject Cordeiro’s comments saying future of Gold Cup is not in doubtInside World Football
Concacaf has reacted swiftly to reject comments made by U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro that the future of the regional confederation’s Gold Cup was in in doubt.

Former Czech Republic defender Repka gets 2nd jail termLondon Free Press
Former Czech Republic defender Tomas Repka has been handed another nine-month jail sentence.

Steven Gerrard eyeing Scottish Cup glory as last chance of Rangers silverwareThe Telegraph
Steven Gerrard was on the button two weeks ago when he was asked if Rangers’ league game at Pittodrie and their William Hill Scottish Cup tie at Rugby Park could define the team’s season. His reply was that the subsequent Scottish Premiership meeting with St Johnstone would justifiably be branded a ‘must-win’ game.

FIFA fines Porto $50,000 for breaching transfer rulesLondon Free Press
FIFA fined Portuguese league leader Porto 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,000) on Tuesday for allowing Malta-based investment fund Doyen to influence the club’s transfers.

Who pays the ferryman? Cardiff and Nantes row over Sala transfer moneyInside World Football
The fallout from the tragic death of £15m Cardiff City striker Emilio Sala in an air accident over the English Channel is becoming distinctly undignified in terms of relations between Cardiff and selling club Nantes.

The five months in Italy that shaped Diego Simeone’s managerial careerThe Guardian
Before Simeone took charge at Atlético Madrid, he kept Catania in Serie A – thanks in part to a great result against Juventus.

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