VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
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MLS MATCHDAY # 32
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
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Teibert named to MLS Team of the Week – Whitecaps FC
Russell Teibert has been named to the MLS Team of the Week.
Rémi Garde, Coach of the Week in MLS – Montreal Impact
Head coach Rémi Garde seems to be impressing quite a few people as of late. For a third time in five weeks, Garde has been chosen on the MLS Team of the Week as its head coach, following very convincing wins against the New York Red Bulls, the Philadelphia Union, and more recently, the Columbus Crew SC, all ahead of the Bleu-blanc-noir in the standings.
Sounders helped their playoff chances on Monday. Could a date with Portland in the postseason happen? – News-Tribune
Sounders. Portland. In the playoffs? Yes. As things stand, the Sounders sit in the fifth position in the MLS Western Conference and would play their I-5 rival Portland in the knockout stage match later on in October.
LAFC clinches playoffs but still has three games to improve seeding – LA Post-Examiner
With their 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, the Los Angeles Football Club secured their spot in the 2018 MLS Playoffs. LAFC is only the 4th team in MLS history to reach the playoffs in their inaugural season.
Dos Santos brothers, linked to Club America, shoot down the rumors – MLS
Jonathan and Giovani dos Santos are in America with the LA Galaxy, but could they one day be Club America bound?
FC Cincinnati unveils stadium renderings ahead of November review – NBC Sports
Cincy’s new digs feature, obviously, a spectacular pitch — at night, the renderings always should be at night because of lights look great — to go with well-covered seating and a capacity around 26,000.
Renewed effort begins for St. Louis MLS franchise, stadium – Star-Phoenix
St. Louis is back in the hunt for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise after the family behind the rental car company Enterprise Holdings announced a bid that calls for a new stadium built mostly with private funding.
New book examines the fascinating history of Toronto FC – Sportsnet
There is a genuine dearth of books on soccer in Canadian publishing. But Toronto-based sports writer Joshua Kloke has taken steps to address that problem with his new offering, “Come on You Reds: The Story of Toronto FC.”
BC SOCCER NEWS
BC Tigers maul Ontario champs to bring Challenge Trophy back to province for first time in 14 years – AFTN
The Challenge Trophy is back in British Columbia for the first time since 2004 after BCT Rovers Tigers United (or Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes as they went under during the tournament) mauled Ontario Cup champions Caledon in Monday’s final in Saskatoon.
USports Top 10 – UBC MSOC takes #1 spot in the Country. TWU #2 in WSOC – USports
The latest USports Top 10 Soccer rankings.
WolfPack’s Donaldson player of the week in Canada West – CFJC
Justin Donaldson from the TRU WolfPack has been named a player of the week in Canada West Soccer.
CW three stars: Yli-Hietanen, Kashima named first stars – Canada West
After being named the conference’s second stars last week, UBC’s Kristian Yli-Hietanen and Trinity Western’s Seina Kashima moved up one spot this week, as the pair were named Canada West first stars of the week for the period ending October 7.
Surrey’s dominant BC Tigers team roars to score national soccer championship – Surrey Now-Leader
Surrey-based BC Tigers Hurricanes scored the 2018 Toyota Canada Nationals soccer championship with a display of dominance Monday in Saskatoon.
Mountain United wins U15 national title – North Shore News
Mountain United Football Club claimed their first ever Canadian title Monday, with their U15 girls topping the host province’s Lakeshore SC in the Canada Soccer National Championship final in Laval, Que.
NBA, MLB and the World Cup? Vancouver party pledges sports hat trick if elected – Global
One Vancouver political party is making some big promises in the hopes of scoring the sports-fan vote in the city’s upcoming civic election. The sports bonanza was pledged in a Saturday news release from the Vancouver 1st party, headed by mayoral candidate Fred Harding.
Odunze called up by U.S. for 2018 U-17 International Youth Tournament – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Academy goalkeeper Chituru Odunze has again been called up to the U.S. U-17 men’s national team, this time to compete in the 2018 U-17 International Youth Tournament. The tournament will take place in host cities Shropshire and Chester, England where the USA will face England, Brazil and Russia. The tournament will be the final gathering for the U-17 MNT before the squad competes in the 2018 Nike International Friendlies in late November.
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
FIFA wants to “optimize” women’s World Cup qualifying — CONCACAF is the place to start – the11.ca
Just hours after Canada scored its 12th goal, FIFA released its “Women’s Football Strategy.” As in: How can soccer associations around the world — and FIFA itself, do better to grow the women’s game? The fact that it was released after one of the top-ranked teams in the world played in an almost-empty second-division stadium, well, we can’t see the irony in that at all, can we?
Frustrated veteran Desiree Scott watches women’s national soccer team from sidelines after injury – The Star
The last time Desiree Scott suffered a major injury, she was about 12 years old. That broken collarbone was nothing compared to the fractured right foot she suffered in September, on the first full day of training camp for the CONCACAF women’s championship. The 31-year-old was out of the tournament before it even started.
We Are Lucky to Have Christine Sinclair – Backline Soccer
Yesterday was a big day for Christine Sinclair. In the morning, France Football magazine released their shortlist for the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or award, and Sinclair’s name was included. This shouldn’t be especially notable, given Sinclair’s quality we would expect these sort of accolades to pile up almost unnoticed at this point. And yet, despite a long career as one of the very best in the world, Sinclair’s performances have all too often gone unrecognized. For the world’s second-leading scorer of all time, individual awards have been few and far between.
Herdman’s heart still bleeds for Canadian women’s team – Sportsnet
You can take the man out of the women’s team, but, as it turns out, not the women’s team out of the man.
Playoffs hopes tumble after losses to Kodiaks – Medicine Hat News
A tough loss Sunday in Lethbridge has left the Medicine Hat College men’s soccer team needing some help if they want to make the playoffs.
Holland College Hurricanes, Chargers set to square off – PEI Guardian
The Holland Hurricanes and Crandall Chargers will take the field on Wednesday at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall for back-to-back ACAA soccer matches under the lights.
CPL heads to Macron HQ in Bologna to produce bespoke uniforms, to be unveiled early 2019 – Canadian Premier League
The words “Work Hard, Play Harder” were displayed in big, bold letters on the walls at Macron’s headquarters in Bologna, as Canadian Premier League Commissioner David Clanachan and the Italian kit manufacturer’s CEO Gianluca Pavanello toured the factory ahead of the announcement of the official kit partnership.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
USL’s Week Ahead – Final Playoff Places Up For Grabs – USL
The final week of the 2018 USL regular season has arrived with 23 games set to determine the final six teams that will be part of the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs while clubs and players take their shot at writing their names into the USL record book.
Fury FC receives some help in its bid to qualify for the USL playoffs – Sudbury Star
There was good news from a couple of other fronts for Ottawa Fury FC on Tuesday night. Fury FC remains ninth in the United Soccer League’s Eastern Conference standings and it’s still true that only the top eight qualify for the post-season, but the door to a playoff spot remained at least partially open thanks to results in other games.
Cameron Lancaster sets USL single-season goal record in LouCity win – Courier-Journal
Louisville City FC forward Cameron Lancaster broke the United Soccer League’s single-season goal-scoring record in his team’s 2-1 win against North Carolina FC Tuesday night.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Women’s Football: Fifa wants new women’s club cup and 60m players by 2026 – BBC Sport
Fifa wants to create an international women’s club competition as it aims to double global participation in the women’s game to 60 million by 2026.
FIFA Announces New Strategy For Women’s Soccer And The Hidden Message Isn’t Surprising – The 18
The goals set and strategies put forth are all admirable — but hidden within is the real reason FIFA is finally showing an interest in the women’s game.
Fifa’s treatment of Women’s World Cup final keeps ‘virus’ contained – The Guardian
Gianni Infantino possibly meant well in saying ‘this virus of women’s football will spread’ yet 2019’s showpiece is on the same day as the Copa América and Concacaf Gold Cup finals.
Netherlands, Switzerland into play-off final – UEFA
The Netherlands and Switzerland are through to November’s FIFA Women’s World Cup play-off final after seeing off Denmark and Belgium respectively in October’s semis.
Phil Neville worried at standard of refereeing after contentious draw – The Guardian
Phil Neville expressed concerns about the standard of refereeing in women’s football before the World Cup as a flurry of poor decisions and the Lionesses’ profligacy in front of goal – after a confident and possession-heavy display – was undone by a late Clare Polkinghorne header that earned Australia a draw.
Westfield Matildas star re-signs with Brisbane Roar for 2018/19 – FFA
Star attacker Hayley Raso is the latest Westfield Matilda to sign for Brisbane Roar for the upcoming Westfield W-League campaign.
Kansas City Royals and Utah pro soccer team squabble over use of ‘Royals’ nickname – Kansas City Star
The Kansas City Royals registered a trademark opposition against the National Women’s Soccer League in August over the use of the Utah Royals FC name and logo, according to filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Belgian football clubs raided in police inquiry into alleged fraud – BBC
Agents, referees and officials from top clubs including Anderlecht, Club Bruges and Standard Liege are being investigated, Belgian media report.
Monaco: Thierry Henry on manager shortlist to replace Leonardo Jardim – BBC Sport
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is being considered as a replacement for manager Leonardo Jardim at Monaco.
2019 Gold Cup venues announced for USMNT, Mexico, seeded teams – NBC Sports
The venues for the seeded teams in the 2019 Gold Cup have been announced, with the U.S. men’s national team, Mexico, Honduras and Costa Rica finding out where they will play their group games.
Tyumen will try to upset the applecart against CSKA Moscow in the Russian Cup – Futbolgrad
Goran Aleksic has branded the Russian Cup a “holiday” for his Tyumen players, as they struggle through the treacle of the lower reaches of the FNL.
Copa MX Match Recap: Monterrey are on to the semifinals with a 1-0 victory over Queretaro – FMF State of Mind
While almost everyone else in the soccer world was getting ready for the international break, with some players going to play for their counties while the players left behind were resting up, CF Monterrey and Querétaro instead got down to the business of a Copa MX quarterfinal at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer.
UEFA Nations League preview: Germany, England, Russia in focus – NBC Sports
One of the unique challenges presented by the three-team groups of the League A and B of the UEFA Nations League is the seriousness of two-match weeks for one team in each group per international break.
Nations League: England’s Ross Barkley ‘better equipped’ for international football – BBC Sport
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley says he is better equipped to make an impact at international level after earning his first England call-up in two years.
Former Italy boss Ventura takes over Chievo – Four Four Two
Gian Piero Ventura has returned to football following Italy’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, taking over at Chievo.
Serie A side Genoa sack Davide Ballardini, re-hire Ivan Juric for third time – ESPN
Genoa and Chievo have made the first coaching changes of this season’s Serie A, with Davide Ballardini and Lorenzo d’Anna respectively being dismissed.
Caf cancel Ghana v Sierra Leone qualifiers – African Football
The fixtures, scheduled for the 11th and 14th of October were scrapped following the Sierra Leone Football Association’s (SLFA) failure to meet a Fifa Deadline.
Libya coach resigns ahead of Nigeria tussle – African Football
Libya head coach Adel Amrouche has resigned mere days ahead of their back-to-back 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Nigeria.
Usain Bolt admits Friday’s trial match will determine football future – ESPN
Usain Bolt believes Friday’s trial match could determine his future with the Central Coast Mariners.
Manuel Pellegrini: Malaga roundabout named after club’s former boss – BBC Sport
A stand honouring you in the club’s new ground? A lifelike statue outside the players’ entrance? Try a roundabout bearing your name in the city centre.
Is the Carabao Cup still relevant for the big teams? – Football League Paper
In 1960-61, the English Football League hatched a plan to conduct a tournament, which would rival the oldest cup competition in Football – the FA Cup. The League Cup, as it was then called would give the teams who had been knocked out of FA cup, more game time and another chance at silverware. The League Cup was again headline football news this week, when Derby County beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Wembley £600m sell-off under threat as Khan accused of corrupt practices at Fulham – Inside World Football
The English FA’s controversial proposed sale of Wembley Stadium for £600 million to Fulham’s American owner Shahid Khan could be scuppered amid emerging allegations of “systemic corruption” at the club.
Why did Tim Howard and a Yankees owner buy non-league Dagenham & Redbridge? – The Guardian
Not all American investors dipping their toes into the English soccer waters have set their sights as high as the Premier League.
World Mental Health Day: Charlie Adam reflects on his dad’s suicide – BBC Sport
“My brother was calling me and calling me. I answered the phone. He was in tears. He couldn’t really say it… ‘listen, I’ve found Dad in the bedroom’.” This was how Charlie Adam learned of his father’s suicide in December 2012. There had been no warning signs, no red flags that tragedy loomed. No note was left behind and no closure granted to the mourning family.
Everton’s Marco Silva, Phil Jagielka take mental health awareness training – ESPN
Everton manager Marco Silva, captain Phil Jagielka and CEO Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale have undertaken a mental health awareness training session as part of the club’s ongoing work to promote positive mental health.
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.