BC Soccer News, Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS

Whitecaps FC open preseason schedule Tuesday vs. Columbus Crew SC - Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC open their 2020 preseason schedule on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. PT, facing Columbus Crew SC at the University of California, San Diego.

Columbus Crew SC selects forward Fanendo Adi off MLS waiver list - Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew SC today announced that the Club has selected Nigerian forward Fanendo Adi off Major League Soccer’s Waiver List. Adi, 29, is a six-year Major League Soccer veteran who has won one MLS Cup (2015) while making 138 regular-season appearances (109 starts) and registering 55 goals and 14 assists. The forward most recently played for FC Cincinnati from 2018-2019, helping Cincinnati win the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship. Adi will not occupy a Designated Player spot on Crew SC's roster.

Whitecaps FC acquire winger David Milinković on loan from Hull City - Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC continued to add to their attack on Monday, acquiring winger David Milinković on a one-year loan, with an option to purchase, from English Championship side Hull City – pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

Whitecaps continue to build attack by signing winger David Milinkovic - Sportsnet
The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired winger David Milinkovic on a one-year loan with an option to purchase from English Championship side Hull City.

MLS Ticker: Alanis reportedly close to joining Earthquakes, Crew adds Adi off waivers, and more - SBI
Oswaldo Alanis is reportedly moving closer to a permanent move to the San Jose Earthquakes.

PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS

Vancouver TSS Rovers schedule released in what promises to be a season of change - AFTN
The 2020 USL League 2 schedule is out, and it’s got a little bit of a different look to it for Vancouver TSS Rovers this season.

Penticton & PCSL revives Kennedy Cup Tournament for 2020 - BC Soccer Web
The John F. Kennedy Cup has a unique history amongst North America’s trophies for soccer. Founded in 1960, the Kennedy Cup was the first (and only) sporting trophy to be sanctioned by the late President of the United States. It also was the base for some of the first meaningful matches between clubs from British Columbia’s PCSL, California, Oregon, Washington and Mexico. When President Kennedy was assassinated in November, 1963, it was one of the few sporting events in the United States to take place that month with the family’s blessing.

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
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.

CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE & CANADA SOCCER NEWS

CanWNT’s bid to qualify for Tokyo Olympics: What you need to know - CanPL
Coming off back-to-back bronze medal performances, the Canadian women’s team will try to reach the podium for a third consecutive time at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Concacaf Women’s Soccer Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Schedule, standings, how to watch and stream - MLS
The tournament can be viewed on OneSoccer in Canada.

Valour FC’s Marco Bustos opens up about his free agency options - CanPL
Having played for four clubs in three countries (Canada, the U.S. and Mexico) since turning pro, the 23-year-old Winnipegger is finally a free agent – and possibly the most sought after unsigned player from the Canadian Premier League’s first season.

USL & LOWER LEAGUE SOCCER NEWS

Former L.A. Galaxy academy boss Mike Munoz named head coach of Toronto FC 2 - Kelowna Daily Courier
Mike Munoz has been named head coach of Toronto FC 2 with Michael Rabasca, who spent the last two seasons in charge of TFC's reserve side, returning to his previous role as Toronto FC's director of high performance.

GOLDEN MOVE: Independence Sign Kelly for 2020 Season - USL
The Charlotte Independence announced on Monday the club had signed the USL Championship’s all-time leading goalscorer Dane Kelly for the 2020 season. The 28-year-old forward most recently played for fellow USL Championship side Indy Eleven.

WOMEN'S SOCCER NEWS

Westfield W-League Review, Week 11: Mallory Weber leads Adelaide to first win - NWSL
Here’s what happened during Week 11 of the Westfield W-League season.

Chaos delights as W-League proves it has more to offer than just its Matildas - The Guardian
The league’s non-international players were able to take centre stage during a wild round.

Women's FA Cup fifth-round draw: Manchester City face tier-four Ipswich Town - BBC Sport
Fourth-tier giant-killers Ipswich Town will travel to holders Manchester City in the Women's FA Cup fifth round.

USWNT Olympic Qualifying preview: Avoiding a historic hiccup - NBC Sports
The United States women’s national team is a World Cup monster, but it’s would like to put its Olympic standing back on a perch.

No limits for Baclawski’s St. Kitts and Nevis - FIFA
Twelve months ago, very few football fans in St. Kitts and Nevis could have imagined that their women’s team would be entertaining hopes of a place at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

'It’s like a lost part of you': Chelsea Women stalwart Claire Rafferty on the struggles of life after playing - The Telegraph
Claire Rafferty sounds like she is talking about grief, and in a sense she is. The difference is that she is mourning the loss of her footballing career, which ended seven months ago, at the age of 31, with West Ham’s 3-0 FA Cup final defeat against Manchester City.

WORLD SOCCER NEWS

Carabao Cup preview: Any chance of an upset in Manchester derby? - ESPN
The second leg of the Carabao Cup semifinals take place this week, with Aston Villa vs. Leicester City on Tuesday and Manchester City vs. Manchester United on Wednesday. Here's what to look for.

Lo Celso joins Tottenham on permanent basis - TSN
Tottenham took up the option to sign Giovani Lo Celso on a permanent basis Tuesday, with the Argentina midfielder regarded as a natural replacement for the departed Christian Eriksen.

How Mikel Arteta is bringing back Arsenal’s ‘passing way’ after Bournemouth win - The Independent
Arsenal manager Arteta hailed Saka for grafting hard to grasp the extra defensive responsibility required to thrive at left-back, though the Cherries were so poor in the opening half-hour that the Gunners were hardly on the back foot.

West Ham accounts describe Premier League survival as a financial ‘necessity’ - The Guardian
Relegation from the Premier League is the greatest threat to West Ham’s financial wellbeing, according to accounts which reveal that the club’s expenditure on transfers, wages and improved training facilities contributed to an expected pre-tax loss of £28.8m during the last financial year.

Deadline Day transfer needs for PL clubs - NBC Sports
Below is a look at the key areas where each PL club should do business before the transfer window closes on Friday evening.

Kobe Bryant's love for soccer is part of NBA great's legacy - ESPN
When Bryant's father, former NBA player Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, opted to continue his career in Italy, he took his family with him, including a then-6-year-old Kobe. The younger Bryant was soon immersed in the country's sporting culture, playing soccer one moment and basketball the next on the neighborhood courts where his family lived. And he took what he could from soccer and applied it to basketball.

Newcastle takeover 'sportswashing, plain and simple', says Amnesty - The Guardian
A proposed £340m Saudi Arabian takeover of Newcastle has polarised opinion with Amnesty International claiming it would represent sportswashing, but the club’s fans broadly welcome the idea.

Spanish study finds 15m fans go to bars to watch live matches - Inside World Football
More than 15 million football fans in Spain will watch matches live in public venues every season, according to new research findings released by Mediapro.

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