BC Soccer News, Thursday, November 21, 2019

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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS

Whitecaps FC transfer Doneil Henry to K League 1 club Suwon Samsung Bluewings - Whitecaps FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Wednesday that the club has agreed to a transfer agreement with K League 1 club Suwon Samsung Bluewings for centre back Doneil Henry. The ’Caps also confirmed that the club will not exercise the 2020 contract option for fullback/winger Victor "PC" Giro.

D'Oh Henry! Whitecaps send popular centreback to Korean side Suwon Bluewings - The Province

The Canadian international has fallen victim to a glut of talent at the centreback position, with the Whitecaps opting for youth moving forward.

Impact acquires Honduran international winger Romell Quioto - Montreal Impact

The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday the acquisition of Honduran international winger and forward Romell Quioto from the Houston Dynamo, in exchange of Argentine defender Victor Cabrera and $100,000 in General Allocation Money.

MLS vs. Liga MX: 2020 MLS All-Star Game heads to LA - MLS

The 2020 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target will feature a first-of-its-kind summer showdown: The MLS All-Stars will face the Liga MX All-Stars on July 29 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

New York City FC Announces Roster Moves For 2020 - NYCFC

The Club has declined the 2020 options for Daniel Bedoya, Jeff Caldwell, Eric Miller, Abdi Mohamed and Ebenezer Ofori.

Philadelphia Union Exercise 2020 Options On Eight Players - Philadephia Union

Philadelphia Union today announced that they have exercised the contract options on eight players from their 2019 roster, while twelve contracts were already guaranteed for next season, giving the club a roster that currently features 20 players under contract for the 2020 campaign.

Report: Austin FC hire Reyna as sporting director - NBC Sports

Months after locking in Josh Wolff as head coach, Austin FC is reportedly on the verge of naming one of MLS’ best sporting directors to the same role.

Colorado Rapids acquire defender Lalas Abubakar from Columbus - Colorado Rapids

The Colorado Rapids announced today the club has signed defender Lalas Abubakar from Columbus Crew SC in exchange for $400,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and a 2020 international roster spot.

PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS

Joy in Jugglersville! Notre Dame strikes early, tops STA’s Fighting Saints to capture first B.C. senior boys AA soccer title in 12 years - Varsity Letters

One full cycle, in grade school years, can be long enough to take your breath away, and thus 12 full seasons after he last pulled the trick, Dennis Pavan’s response to victory tinged with emotion.

Comox Valley United maintains perfect record - Comox Valley Record

Comox Valley United continued to roll into the half-way mark of the Vancouver Island Soccer League season with an 8-0 record.

Soccer tourney raises money for Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue - Comox Valley Record

The Comox Valley United Soccer League Div. 2 men’s team is hosting its third annual Tom Butcher Memorial Indoor Tournament, Dec. 20-22 at the 19 Wing base gym.

BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in Canada - BC 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!

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

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 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
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! - BC Soccer Web
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CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE & CANADA SOCCER NEWS

Canada faces tougher road in CONCACAF after recent Nations League results - TSN

It looks like Canada will slip out of the top six in CONCACAF when the new FIFA rankings come out later this month.

Canadian men to meet Mexico early at 2020 CONCACAF U-20 Championship - Sportsnet

Canada has drawn in a pool with Mexico, El Salvador and Aruba at the 2020 CONCACAF Under-20 Men’s Championship.

Canadian Premier League announces new initiative to share Stats Perform data - CanPL

Centre Circle Data Offered Free to Fans, Media and Data Analysts

USL & LOWER LEAGUE SOCCER NEWS

Phoenix’s Schantz Voted Championship’s Coach of the Year - USL

At the end of the 2018 USL Championship season, it felt like it might be a while before any of the league’s major single-season records were surpassed. Phoenix Rising FC and Head Coach Rick Schantz decided otherwise.

San Antonio’s Parano Named Championship’s Young Player of the Year - USL

Cristian Parano arrived in Texas looking to make a name for himself. After a standout first season for San Antonio FC, the 20-year-old Argentine has shifted as smoothly into the spotlight as through an opposing defense.

WOMEN'S SOCCER NEWS

Emergence of young talent helps ease W-League into post-Sam Kerr era - The Guardian

After an off-season which seemingly stretched for a lifetime, the 2019-20 W-League is finally underway – to quite some relief. The first round kicked off a mere 24 hours after Australia’s best player confirmed her move to Chelsea and heralded a league desperately readjusting in the post-Sam Kerr era.

Women's Continental League Cup: Chelsea first through to knockout stage - BBC Sport

Chelsea became the first team through to the Women's Continental League Cup quarter-finals after beating Tottenham 5-1 at Kingsmeadow.

Wiegman: My whole world has changed - FIFA

The final few weeks of the year always provide an opportunity to take stock of the past 12 months, and for Sarina Wiegman, the review of 2019 is likely to be extremely positive.

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WORLD SOCCER NEWS

Euro 2020 playoffs draw: How it works - ESPN

The draw will take place on on Friday, Nov. 22

Gareth Bale sparks angry reaction at Real Madrid - NBC Sports

Gareth Bale has upset plenty of people around Real Madrid and in Spain over the international break.

‘Racism? Then we don’t play football’: Dutch clubs to stand still in protest - The Guardian

Players in the top two divisions of Dutch football will stand still for the first minute of matches this weekend as a protest against racism.

Chelsea verdict due mid-December in FIFA transfer ban case - NBC Sports

Chelsea can expect a verdict within three weeks in its appeal to overturn a FIFA transfer ban for breaking youth transfer rules.

Lottery winner completes Partick Thistle takeover - ESPN

EuroMillions lottery winner Colin Weir has completed his takeover of Scottish Championship side Partick Thistle and said he intends to hand over ownership to supporters in 2020.

From Vardy to Lewandowski, vintage traditional No 9s are thriving again - The Guardian

Ever since Hungary swaggered into Wembley in 1953, deploying Nandor Hidegkuti as a “false nine” and shattering England’s superiority complex, the traditional No 9 has been left a yard off the pace, fighting for a place in the beautiful game.

34 penalties later, Taunton beat Truro to win cup tie - Inside World Football

A non-league cup match has equalled the record for the longest penalty shootout in English football history.  Taunton Town and Truro City needed 34 spot-kicks to separate them after drawing 2-2 in the Southern League Challenge Cup second round.

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