BC Soccer News, Wednesday, November 14, 2018


2018 MLS awards: Tata wins Coach, Zlatan wins GoalNBC Sports
Major League Soccer announced a number of its regular season awards on Tuesday, and a pair of the league’s international stars were at the forefront of the achievements.

What Will Marc Dos Santos’ Whitecaps Look Like? | Part 3: MidfieldersEighty-Six Forever
We continue our series on what the Vancouver Whitecaps will look like under their new manager Marc Dos Santos. In Part 3, Midfielders.

New York Red Bulls or Portland Timbers will claim final CCL spotMLS
With last year’s change of the Concacaf Champions League to a strictly winter and spring tournament, following intricacies of who qualifies for the 2019 edition has required more than a little guidance for most of us.

PRO announces assignments for Conference ChampionshipsMLS
The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) has released referee assignments for both legs of the Conference Championships in the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzman expected to return to full training this weekOregonian
Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzman is expected to return to full training later this week.

Sounders GM fan voting results revealed: Garth Lagerwey learns his futureMLS
The only fans in North American professional sports that have the opportunity to vote to keep their club’s general manager made their voices heard on Tuesday.

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What The CPL-U SPORTS Draft Means For Canadian TalentPacific FC
The Canadian Premier League’s (CPL) inaugural CPL-U SPORTS Draft signifies the end of an era that has seen the majority of promising Canadian talent looking beyond Canada to achieve goals of playing professionally.

Pacific FC draft pick Zach Verhoven admits CPL opportunity is “all I’ve been thinking about” since the league was launchedAFTN
Zach Verhoven is heading to the Canadian Premier League. The UBC Thunderbirds and TSS Rovers standout was selected 9th overall by Pacific FC in the first ever U SPORTS draft, the second of three picks by the islanders, along with his UBC teammates Thomas Gardner and Nick Fussell.

Three Thunderbirds selected in CPL-U SPORTS DraftUBC
Three UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer players have been picked in the inaugural Canadian Premier League-U SPORTS draft, which was held on campus after the 2018 U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship.

Three former ‘Caps selected in the inaugural Canadian Premier League U SPORTS DraftWhitecaps FC
The Canadian Premier League (CPL) held their inaugural U SPORTS collegiate draft on Monday, and three players who have come through the Whitecaps FC Academy were selected by local side Pacific FC.

After scoring a pair of goals – including two game-winners – and adding an assist in the U SPORTS Championship, Kathryn Harvey (Coquitlam, B.C.), who helped Trinity Western to a silver medal at the national tournament, was named the Canada West Women’s Third Star of the Week.

Whitecaps FC set to host BCSPL League Cup finals at the NSDCWhitecaps FC
The EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League, the official high performance partner league of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, are set to kick off the League Cup finals this weekend.

Local soccer player Sydney Kelly receives prestigious Premier’s AwardBC Local News
The 18-year-old trained with UNBC’s soccer team while in high school.

WolfPack men’s soccer sign TOFC 2001 Player Denzel MaricanTOFC
Congratulations to our TOFC 2001 Boy’s team player Denzel Marican who has just signed for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team.

Obituary: Frank KlemencicAlberni Valley News
Frank was born and raised in Port Alberni but has made his life in Nanaimo for the past 20 years. He was a sports fanatic and gave generously of his time coaching and mentoring, particularly soccer. He played a large part in making the Nanaimo United Soccer organization what it is today.

Heading soccer balls can lead to cell damage: UBC studyGlobal
Heading the ball in soccer may be hazardous to your brain health. That’s the summary of a new study out of the University of British Columbia Okanagan that examined players who redirected the ball using their heads.

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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Canadian Premier League acquires Ontario Soccer’s League1 OntarioCanadian Premier League
The Canadian Premier League is pleased to announce the addition of Ontario Soccer’s League1 Ontario to its operations. The move creates a deeper association between Ontario Soccer and the Canadian Premier League and the new structure of the league puts a focus on young soccer players in the largest provincial soccer association in Canada.

Canadian Premier League acquires League1 OntarioSportsnet
In a move that could have major and long-term implications on player development in this country, the soon-to-be-launched Canadian Premier League announced Wednesday that it has acquired League1 Ontario.

Carleton Ravens striker Gabriel Bitar goes first in U SPORTS Canadian Premier League draft as Pacific FC search out some local heroesAFTN
Carleton Ravens striker Gabriel Bitar made history today when he was announced as the first ever pick in the inaugural U SPORTS draft.

It’s a Bitar-sweet beginning to the CanPL draftthe11.ca
The first-ever No. 1 pick in a Canadian Premier League draft is Carleton University’s Gabriel Bitar.

Cavalry FC takes Carleton’s Gabriel Bitar first overall in CPL-U Sports draftPrince George Citizen
The Canadian Premier League took another step forward Tuesday with Carleton University forward Gabriel Bitar going first overall to Calgary’s Cavalry FC in the CPL-U Sports draft.

Winnipegger among Valour FC’s first draft picksGlobal
Winnipeg’s newest professional sports team is one step closer to its inaugural 2019 season.

FC Edmonton has 13 “verbal agreements” in place with playersthe11.ca
FCE coach Jeff Paulus said he hopes that the team will be able to announce some player signings by the end of November.

Canada looking to finally break through at U-17 Women’s World CupSportsnet
Canada heads into this month’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup with a familiar face at the helm of the program and a very promising goal scorer on the pitch.

Q&A: Canada’s coach on young stars, 2019 Women’s World Cup, VARSportsnet
For Kenneth Heiner-Møller, the job isn’t done. Yes, Canada qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and his team sits fifth in the current world rankings.

Men’s And Women’s 2018 First, Second And Third Team All-StarsLeague1 Ontario
An abundance of talent was on display in 2018, as eight clubs dominate the All-Star first team lists.

Calgarians vote No on hosting 2026 Olympic GamesCalgary Herald
With a majority of Calgarians voting against the city hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics, Calgary’s bid is all but finished thanks to pledges from elected officials, who said they would not go forward without the support of voters.


Cincinnati’s Koch Named Coach of the YearUSL
The United Soccer League announced on Tuesday that FC Cincinnati’s Alan Koch has been voted the 2018 USL Coach of the Year. In his second season at the club, Koch led FC Cincinnati to a remarkable year as it claimed the 2018 USL Regular Season Championship in impressive fashion, while leading the league in scoring and setting new marks across the USL record book.

Efrain Alvarez wins USL 2018 Young Player of the Year HonorLAG Confidential
After making history as the youngest player in USL history and scoring highlight-reel golazos all season long, Efrain Alvarez has been voted the 2018 Young Player of the Year for a sensational year with Los Dos, racking up 12 goals and 3 assists in impressive style.

Black & Yellow Bash Launches New Mexico United in StyleUSL
While there was a packed house last Thursday night at Louisville’s Lynn Stadium for the 2018 USL Cup between Louisville City FC and Phoenix Rising FC, about 1,300 miles to the west, New Mexico United – one of the league’s new arrivals for the 2019 season – introduced around 500 of its fans to the new league and some of the club’s recent signings at the Black & Yellow Bash in downtown Albuquerque.


Netherlands, Argentina cruise into World CupThe Equalizer
Netherlands and Argentina became the latest nations to book a spot in next summer’s World Cup when they finished off playoff ties with 1-1 away draws. Both teams advanced safely with Netherlands having won the first leg against Switzerland, 3-0 and Argentina by 4-0 over Panama.

USWNT takes care of Scotland 1-0 on Morgan strikeNBC Sports
Alex Morgan scored her 98th international goal just before halftime as the United States women downed Scotland 1-0 in a friendly in Paisley, Scotland on Tuesday.

“That’s the exciting thing” – Natasha Dowie urges Melbournians to turn out at W-League derbyDaily Football Show
Melbourne Victory captain Natasha Dowie has urged the local football public to turn out in droves for Friday night’s standalone W-League derby at AAMI Park.

Passion and enthusiasm on show as Uruguay 2018 officially beginsFIFA
The sixth edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup has begun in style. Supported by a near-full capacity crowd at the Estadio Charrua, hosts Uruguay opened the tournament with a 5-0 defeat by Ghana.

Nigeria: Mabo Wants NFF to Revive ‘Lost Glory’ of Women FootballAll Africa
For the first time in history of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, Nigeria is missing in the line up of the sixth edition, which kicked off yesterday in Uruguay. The competition started in 2008.

Referee David McNamara suspended for ‘rock, paper, scissors’BBC Sport
A referee has been suspended for three weeks for deciding a Women’s Super League kick-off with a game of rocks, paper, scissors instead of a coin toss.


Fulham fire Jokanovic, hire Ranieri as new manager NBC Sports
Bottom of the Premier League table and leaking goals galore, something had to change at Fulham.

‘The world of football works like that’ – Mbappe attacks money-drenched game Yahoo Sports
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, one of the best paid players in the world, admits the amount of money involved at the highest level has become “indecent”.

Premier League hires Discovery’s Susanna Dinnage as CEOThe Star
The English Premier League says it has hired Discovery broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage to succeed Richard Scudamore in running the world’s richest soccer competition.

NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket released, Wake Forest takes top seedSBI
The NCAA soccer season’s postseason is here and the bracket of 48-teams competing for the College Cup has been released.

Check out the draw for the Coupe de la Ligue BKT’s Round of 16 – the stage of the competition where Ligue 1 Conforama’s European representatives join the party! Matches to be played on 18 and 19 December.

AC Milan and Inter agree plan to work toward new shared stadiumInside World Football
AC Milan and Internazionale, bitter rivals who share the same San Siro stadium, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding underwriting their willingness to work together towards the construction of a new shared stadium.

La Liga could teach the Premier League about being competitiveThe Guardian
Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are disproving the theory that ‘anyone can beat anyone’ in the Premier League.

Leicester City helicopter ‘did not respond to pilot’s command’BBC
The helicopter that crashed outside Leicester City’s stadium, killing five people, did not respond to the pilot’s command, initial findings show.

Iran warned new law is putting Asian Cup place at riskNBC Sports
Iran has been told it could face suspension from the Asian Cup in January over a law interfering in the national soccer federation’s independence.

Mathieu Flamini: Former Arsenal midfielder calls on footballers to ‘use influence’ to help important causesBBC Sport
Think footballers and you’re probably imagining flash cars, designer clothes and impressive mansions. But does the modern footballer have more of a conscience? Are they more considerate of the world’s major issues, such as climate change and social inequality? Former Arsenal and France midfielder – and keen environmentalist – Mathieu Flamini thinks so.

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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