BC Soccer News, Weekend, November 1-3, 2019


Whitecaps’ Dos Santos leery of full rebuild, but scouting hard for key upgradesMLS
Marc Dos Santos endured a rough first year in charge of the Vancouver Whitecaps, finishing in the Western Conference basement as several prominent signings failed to pan out.

Vancouver Whitecaps 2019 Season Roundup Part 5: Looking Ahead to 2020Eighty-Six Forever
We conclude our five-part series with a look ahead to 2020. Who starts, and where, for the Caps?

A look at the rivalry between Toronto FC and the Seattle SoundersDelta Optimist
A look at the MLS Cup, to be played Nov. 10 between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders.

2019 MLS Cup tickets general sale taking place on FridayMLS
Looking to get a ticket for the title game between the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC? The Sounders announced general ticket sales for the final will take place beginning at 10 am PT on Friday.

Earthquakes Sign Calvillo, Fuentes to New ContractsSJ Earthquakes
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed midfielders Eric Calvillo and Gilbert Fuentes to new multi-year contracts.

Philadelphia Union Announce Roster Status for 2020 SeasonPhilly Union
Philadelphia Union today announced the status of the current 2019 roster and implications for the 2020 season. The players’ contract statuses are broken down into the following categories: guaranteed contract, out of contract, and option currently available.


VISL Division 1 Preview, Week 8BC Soccer Web
Week 8 is fast approaching, and the top flight has almost completed a full round of games.

Douglas Royals headed to men’s nationalsTri City News
Even with a ticket to the nationals confirmed, the Douglas College Royals weren’t about to settle for second class passage.

Jordan Haynes thriving at Thunderbirds after keeping “football dream” alive with UBC homecomingAFTN
Defences win championships and UBC Thunderbirds certainly know how to win championships.

Cougars, Dinos meet in Vancouver in men’s soccer semifinalsMontreal Gazette
Derby day approaches one last time for crosstown rivals Mount Royal Cougars and the Calgary Dinos, who square off in the Canada West men’s soccer semifinals Friday night.

Coquitlam midfielder boots his way to U17 World CupTri City News
A young Coquitlam soccer player is living his sports dream. Emiliano Brienza is in soccer-mad Brazil, where he’s playing for Canada’s U17 national team at the FIFA U17 World Cup. The team opened the 24-team tournament Saturday, losing 4-1 to the host country at Bezerrao Stadium in Brasilia.

Chuck Bennett steps down as chair of Nelson SoccerNelson Star
The head of the Nelson Soccer Association is leaving on a high note.

BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in CanadaBC Soccer Web
In our 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on Canadian TV, we do our best to sort through the leagues, service options and hardware needed to help you get the most out of your soccer weekends this season. The TV situation is constantly changing as leagues are added and Canadian broadcast rights are sorted out at the last moment, so come back for updates! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: FC Tigers Vancouver 4 Victoria Highlanders 4 (FC Tigers win 4-2 on PKs), July 28, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer is now accepting candidate applications for its Board of Directors for terms commencing November 2019. Elections for these positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 2nd .

Power Soccer in BC SportAbility BC
We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to participate in physical activity. We currently have programs in Vancouver, Surrey, Nanaimo, Penticton, and are still looking to expand. We are always looking for more athletes, officials, volunteers, and sponsors. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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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PREVIEW: Cavalry FC vs. Forge FC – Finals 2019, Leg 2CanPL
An incredible six months now behind us, we’ve arrived at the final match of the CPL’s inaugural season. Leg 2 of the Canadian Premier League Finals goes down in Calgary on Saturday, where hosts Cavalry FC will try to overturn the 1-0 deficit they conceded to Forge FC in Hamilton last week.

Pitting a Hammer vs an Army: 3 key battles to watch between Forge and Cavalry in 2nd leg of CPL FinalsBTS
After a hotly contested first leg of the CPL Finals in Hamilton, the series now shifts to Calgary, with the ‘North Star Shield’ on the line for both Forge and Cavalry. In this one, we take a look at some key battles to watch, as both teams look to finish the season as champions.

After quiet first leg, Dominique Malonga and Cavalry ready to put bow on strong 1st CPL seasonBTS
While the result wasn’t as hoped, Cavalry was still happy with how things turned out, as they head home with only a 1-0 deficit despite a strong performance from Forge. Now, as they prepare to find a huge victory at home, they’ll be relying on their experienced leading scorer, Dominique Malonga, to help push them over the line.

Canada Soccer overturns Borges ban, upholds Waterman suspension in CPL finalsNational Post
Tristan Borges is in. Joel Waterman is out. That’s the decision of Canada Soccer concerning the suspensions of two pivotal players in the Canadian Premier League finals.

Canadian Premier League reaching for the starsYahoo Sports
Having built one of the country’s most iconic brands, Canadian Premier League (CPL) commissioner David Clanachan knows better than most what his compatriots will buy and how to sell it to them.

Last Chance Saloon for Canadian u17’sMount Royal Soccer
It really is down to the wire for the Canadian team now. They must defeat New Zealand in Brasilia Friday evening and hope that results elsewhere go their way.

AUS CHAMPIONSHIP: Spires sends SMU into soccer semisSaltwire
Neil Spires netted the winning goal in overtime as the Saint Mary’s Huskies edged the Dalhousie Tigers 2-1 in a men’s quarter-final matchup at the AUS soccer championships on Thursday.

Last shot at AUS soccer gold for Cape Breton Capers veteransPEI Guardian
Ciera Disipio and Rachel Yerxa know this is their final chance to win another Atlantic University Sport championship. The Cape Breton Capers women’s soccer players are in their fifth and final year with the program and will look to add a fourth league title to their accomplishments in Sydney this weekend.

2019 AUS men’s soccer major award winners and all-stars announcedAUS
Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2019 men’s soccer all-stars and major award winners as selected by the conference’s 10 head coaches following regular season play.

‘They are my brothers’: Soccer club dominated by newcomers forges bonds in banner seasonCBC
Tim Nomanov is the only player on the provincial championship Saint John Soccer Club U-18 team who wears glasses. In his former home of Kazakhstan, he was unable to join a competitive team because he needs to wear them to play. His family came to Canada two years ago from Almaty for better, safer opportunities.


Riverhounds looking for respect against defending champion LouisvillePittsburgh Post-Gazette
Riverhounds SC would love to be the team that ends Louisville City FC’s two-year run of dominance in the USL Championship. It just isn’t personal. It’s a respect thing.

North Texas’ Arturo Rodriguez Takes League One Young Player of the YearBig D Soccer
USL League One announced on Thursday that North Texas SC midfielder Arturo Rodriguez has been voted the 2019 USL League One Young Player of the Year.


Women’s Champions League: Arsenal 8-0 Slavia Prague (13-2 agg)BBC Sport
Arsenal cruised into the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals in style as they hit eight against Slavia Prague in their last-16 second leg.

Champions League: Glasgow City 0-2 Brondby (agg 2-2, City win 3-1 on pens)BBC Sport
A stand-out performance from goalkeeper Lee Alexander helped Glasgow City edge past Brondby on penalties to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Women’s Champions League quarter-final line-up completeUEFA
Arsenal, Glasgow and Paris have joined Atlético, Barcelona, Bayern, holders Lyon and Wolfsburg in the last eight.

Portland Thorns rebuild opens with multi-year Ellie Carpenter deal, signaling change in NWSL rulesPro Soccer USA
The NWSL hasn’t announced new roster rules yet, but Portland’s rebuild offers a glimpse of what’s coming.

Bledsoe, Cook, Dorsey among fresh faces on Andonovski’s first USWNT rosterThe Equalizer
Vlatko Andonovski was officially introduced on Monday as the 10th coach in the team’s storied history. On Wednesday, he named his first roster, for games on Nov. 7 against Sweden and Nov. 10 against Costa Rica, and it includes several new and returning players.

South Korea to host inaugural Asian women’s Club ChampionshipEurosport
South Korea will host the inaugural Asian Women’s Club Championship, the Asian Football Confederation announced on Friday, with the tournament featuring four of the leading female club sides from within the region.

NWSL Championship nets 43% growth for ESPN’s TV ratings SportsPro Media
ESPN’s coverage of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Championship game on 27th October drew an average 166,000 viewers, the championship’s highest ratings for a single match in three years.


Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendThe Guardian
Mesut Özil in from the cold, Andy Carroll’s West Ham return and Southampton’s fears for another visit to Manchester City.

Busy Inter Milan have another chance to overtake JuventusYahoo Sports
It is early days in Inter Milan’s pursuit of perennial Serie A pacesetters Juventus, but already the chasers are worrying about flagging.

Memphis Depay set to lead Lyon resurgence?Ligue 1
Memphis Depay captained Olympique Lyonnais to victory over FC Metz last Saturday, scoring in the process, and looks set to continue in his role as Rudi Garcia plots Les Gones’ path back up the table, with Toulouse FC up next.

Stoke in hunt for new manager after Nathan Jones is sackedFour Four Two
Stoke have sacked manager Nathan Jones after only 10 months in the role.

Craig Levein: Hearts pay for Ann Budge’s loyalty and sacked manager’s stubbornnessBBC Sport
Ann Budge never thought that she’d have to fire Craig Levein, Hearts’ owner always believing that, if a decision had to be made about the manager’s position, he would be the one to make it for the good of the club.

Getafe stops Granada from reclaiming lead in La LigaSportsnet
Getafe beat Granada 3-1 in the Spanish league on Thursday, stopping the surprise team of the season from moving back to the top of the table.

FIFA figures show year to date transfer fees at $7.4bnInside World Football
FIFA says that in the year to date there have been 17,752 international transfers, a growth of 9.4% over 2018. Transfer fees over the same period have grown 5.4% with $7.403 billion spent.

Arsenal releases statement from Xhaka detailing fan abuseNBC Sports
No one’s excusing Granit Xhaka for swearing and gesticulating at the home fans who booed him off the pitch this weekend, but plenty are going to have sympathy for the Arsenal captain after he released an emotional statement on Thursday.

QPR boss says UEFA and FIFA treat racism complaints ‘like a broken seat in the stadium’Inside World Football
English Championship club Queens Park Rangers have accused both FIFA and UEFA of brushing a racism complaint under the carpet as they wait to hear whether action will be taken over an incident that prompted their under-18 team to abandon a game in Spain.

Lippi accused of ‘slap in the face’ as China critics circleYahoo Sports
Marcello Lippi was accused Friday of neglect and delivering “a slap in the face” amid grumblings that China’s coach is not doing enough to justify one of the highest salaries in football management.

Union and Hertha clash in first Berlin city derby since 1977Fussballstadt
The anticipation is gigantic. Berlin will host a city derby in the Bundesliga for the first time since April 1977. The Berlin derby has been widely anticipated ever since Union Berlin celebrated promotion after two difficult relegation-playoff games against VfB Stuttgart.

Union Berlin: The German fans who bleed for their clubBBC Sport
“The fans even donated blood. You get paid for donating blood in Germany. The money they got for it kept the club alive.”

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