BC Soccer News, Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Whitecaps season officially ends with more drama, finger-pointing and questions about futureThe Province
A remarkable day of end-of-season finger-pointing in the Whitecaps’ reality show.

AUDIO: Ugly scenes: Truth comes out at Whitecaps media daySportsnet
J.J. Adams of The Province newspaper joined Sportsnet 650 to recap what was a eye-opening media day held by the Vancouver Whitecaps on Tuesday when many players revealed their displeasure with some of their teammates.

Kendall Waston wants out, but Vancouver Whitecaps insist on fair priceMLS
After four years at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Kendall Waston’s time with the club appears to be coming to an end.

Reasons to be Excited for 2019Eighty-Six Forever
The Whitecaps haven’t exactly been making the case to supporters that next year will be better. There have been some vague assertions that they’ll “reset the club” and “circumvent the globe” looking for players (presumably they meant circumnavigate but who knows with them) but the public statements the ‘Caps have made haven’t laid out any specifics for a plan to get better. Despite this I find myself eagerly anticipating the 2019 season. Here are the reasons why.

MLS Playoff Preview: Which home side is safest?NBC Sports
Thirty-four match seasons have led to Wednesday and Thursday’s Major League Soccer playoff games, which will see four teams go one-and-done into the offseason.

New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union | 2018 Knockout Round PreviewMLS
Three days after meeting on MLS Decision Day, New York City FC and the Philadelphia Union return to Yankee Stadium for Wednesday night’s Knockout Round showdown in the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs.

FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers | 2018 Knockout Round PreviewMLS
FC Dallas and the Portland Timbers are looking to bounce back from MLS Decision Day losses when the Western Conference foes meet in the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round on Wednesday night at Toyota Park in Frisco.

Wayne Rooney: DC United striker talks life in the USA, Everton and MourinhoBBC Sport
If you thought Wayne Rooney moved to the MLS for one final pay cheque before retirement, think again.

Nashville MLS name Mike Jacobs general manager of soccer operationsESPN
Nashville MLS has named Mike Jacobs to be its first GM of soccer operations, the team announced on Tuesday.

FC Cincinnati’s roster will look a lot different next year as it begins MLS playWCPO
FCC coach Alan Koch, the man who will lead the club into Major League Soccer next year, chatted individually with a couple of players, but there will be a lot more of that in the coming days. Koch hopes to be able to inform players whether the club wants to retain them by the end of the week.

Dynamo sign defender Erik McCue to Homegrown Player contractHouston Dynamo
The Houston Dynamo have signed Dynamo Academy defender Erik McCue to a Homegrown Player contract, the club announced today. McCue will be eligible to join the Dynamo first team roster for the 2019 season.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2, Portland Timbers 1, October 28, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
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Rhian Wilkinson named new Girls Elite Super REX head coachWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC and BC Soccer announced on Tuesday that Rhian Wilkinson has been named head coach of the partnered Girls Elite Regional EXCEL (REX) Super Centre.

SFU dominates 2018 GNAC women’s soccer major awardsSFU
Assisting Simon Fraser to its highest Great Northwest Athletic Conference finish since 2010, Clan midfielder Jenna-lee Baxter was named the GNAC Player of the Year to lead the selections on the 2018 GNAC Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team.

Blues men back on top at PacWest soccer provincialsNorth Shore News
Coming into his first season with the Capilano Blues men’s soccer team, new head coach Alex Elliott has said from the start that he was intent on building a family, not necessarily a champion.

For the third straight week, the Trinity Western women’s soccer team is No. 1 in the U SPORTS Top 10, while the Spartans women’s volleyball team stays at No. 3 for the second week in a row, the men’s volleyball team slots in at No. 7 and the men’s soccer team jumps up to No. 9.

Road Trip Diary: A day on the bus with UNBC Women’s SoccerUNBC
The UNBC Women’s soccer team, and all the Timberwolves varsity teams, spend many hours on the bus traveling to or from Canada West games. Their closest game, in Kamloops, is approximately 520 kilometres away. Rosters are built by coaches. But teams are built in training, early morning practices, hard-fought games, and yes…on those long bus rides.

Sardis grad Jackson Gardner backstops TRU WolfPack into soccer semi-finalChilliwack Progress
The keeper will lead his team into a Canada West battle against Trinity Western this weekend.

UBC Thunderbird Women’s Soccer ID CampUBC
The UBC Thunderbird Women’s Soccer ID Camp is designed to give each player an inside look into what it means to be a collegiate soccer player as well as prepare for their upcoming club 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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Welcome to ‘The Kitchen’: Wanderers Grounds could be fortress for HFX Wanderers FCCanadian Premier League
On approach to Halifax’s Wanderers Grounds, you should greet locals with a question: “What’s cooking?” Wanderers fans — the Privateers 1882, more specifically — should share a common response: “Head to The Kitchen.”

Road to university soccer nationals runs through Cape BretonChronicle Herald
The head coaches of the Cape Breton Capers’ soccer programs said the university is ready to host both the Atlantic university men’s and women’s championships.

Ref rising through the ranksPeterborough Examiner
Nick Caravaggio has risen quickly through the ranks of local soccer referees.

Provincial money pulled from Sudbury soccer bubble projectCTV
An organizing committee in Sudbury, that is ready to put shovels in the ground on a new soccer bubble, says the project is now on hold. It says the Ford government is yanking $4 million in promised provincial funding that was announced in the spring by former MPP Glenn Thibeault.

Communities set for battle in NunavutNunavut News
The first big futsal tournament of the new season is on the horizon and it’s happening in Iqaluit.

Milan Club Montreal aims to unite soccer passionThe Concordian
If you walk into Ciociaro Sports Bar and Grill in St-Leonard on a Sunday, it looks like any typical Italian café found in the East End: there’s an espresso bar, a panino counter, and people chatting around tables. But after taking a deeper look, there’s so much more.


Colorado Rapids announce Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC as new USL affiliateColorado Rapids
Colorado Rapids Soccer Club today announced a new affiliation agreement with United Soccer League (USL) side Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.

Metzger Leads Trio of Signings for Memphis 901 FCUSL
Memphis 901 FC announced on Tuesday it had signed three more players to its roster for its inaugural 2019 USL Championship season, with 2016 USL Cup-winner Dan Metzger among the new arrivals to The Bluff City.

Despite owner comments, Louisville City FC ‘not prepared’ to bid for MLSCourier-Journal
Officials from Louisville City FC said Tuesday the franchise is not prepared to announce a formal bid for Major League Soccer expansion, shortly after one of its co-owners reportedly suggested a bid could be coming after the team’s new stadium opens in 2020.


#UWCL last 16: how the ties standUEFA
The second legs are on Wednesday and Thursday with Lyon, Wolfsburg, Barcelona, Chelsea, Paris and Bayern on top.


World Cup expansion to 48 teams could happen at Qatar 2022, says FifaBBC Sport
The expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams could be brought forward from 2026 to 2022, says Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

FIFA, Hacked Again, Braces for New RevelationsNY Times
FIFA acknowledged this week that its computer systems were hacked earlier this year for the second time, and officials from European soccer’s governing body fear they also might have suffered a data breach.

Copa Lib: River Plate, Boca Juniors set for Superclasico finalsNBC Sports
River Plate of Argentina reached the final of the South American cup on Tuesday after shocking defending champion Gremio of Brazil, setting up a possible championship match between two Argentinian teams in the Copa Libertadores for the first time in history.

Riot police protect referee as River Plate beat incensed Gremio after VAR penaltyBBC Sport
Riot police had to protect referee Andres Cunha as River Plate beat Gremio with a late penalty in an incredible Copa Libertadores semi-final.

League Cup Weds. preview: Lampard meets Chelsea, London Derby at West HamNBC Sports
London is very much in focus for a quartet of League Cup matches on Wednesday in England.

Fraser and Hesketh send Burton past Nottingham Forest and into last eightThe Guardian
Nigel Clough has brewed up another heady upset, guiding Burton to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals at the expense of the club he and his father helped to worldwide fame. It was no fluke. This was a deserved triumph for Burton, secured thanks to a bold and accomplished performance and three second-half goals.

2019 CONCACAF Champions League: The best ever versionMLS Multiplex
CONCACAF Champions League 2019 field has two spots. But the competition already promises great soccer, if only the television networks were to increase the coverage.

Teams gear up for expanded CONCACAF U-20 ChampionshipFIFA
The quest to make next year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup begins for teams in the North, Central America and Caribbean regions this week, as the latest edition of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship takes place in USA.

20 people could face corruption trial over Roma stadiumLondon Free Press
Twenty people risk being ordered to stand trial for alleged corruption in the long-delayed plans to build a new stadium for Roma.

Lopetegui was just a symptom of the biggest problem at Real MadridYahoo Sports
There’s an old concept that tries to explain the most dramatic events in the course of history. It’s called the great man theory, and it posits that history swivels when great men act decisively. It’s an old and circular idea – isn’t it history that makes the man great, rather than the other way around? – that’s largely been debunked. But some kernel of it remains in our Western thinking.

How Real Madrid’s manager started life in NCAA Soccer NBC Sports
Santiago Solari will be sitting in the manager’s chair for Real Madrid following the firing of Julen Lopetegui, but he was an All-Region NCAA Division III player before he was a Champions League winner with 11 caps for Argentina.

Saudi Arabia’s SWAFF grouping crumbles as seven nations quit the fledgling allianceInside World Football
The fledgling South-West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF), a breakaway group of federations created by the Saudi Arabians, has been cut in half with Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan all deciding to leave with immediate effect.

The Knowledge: What are the fastest debut goals ever scored in football?The Guardian
Plus: dynamic doubles by substitutes, teams in negative points equity and Sepp Blatter: footballer.

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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