BC Soccer News, Monday, December 9, 2019


Episode 370 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Don’t Mention The VAR with special guest Axel Schuster)AFTN
It’s another packed offseason show as we bring you lots of Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS chat.

Northbound Star: A look at what Lucas Cavallini could bring to the Vancouver WhitecapsBTS
With the recent re-ignition of the rumours that Lucas Cavallini might be on his way to the Vancouver Whitecaps, we decided to take a look at what the dangerous frontman could bring to the West Coast.

Don Garber stresses need to “figure out” solution for long MLS offseasonSBI
Vancouver Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos recently had some pointed words about how long the MLS offseason is, but the league says it is currently working to try to find a solution to that dilemma.

Reported Inter Miami CF coaching target Patrick Vieira says he’s very happy in NiceMLS
There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of suitors for former New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira — or at least rumors linking him to the next stop of his managerial career.

MLS: Top 3 teams to make CONCACAF Champions League run MLS Multiplex
An MLS team is still yet to win the CONCACAF Champions League. But this year, the league offers an excellent crop. Here are the top three teams most likely to make a run.

Sixteen years after Freddy Adu, why 14-year-old pros are no longer an oddity in MLSMLS
Last month, nearly 16 years to the day since Freddy Adu made history as the youngest athlete signed by an American professional sports team in more than a century, the San Jose Earthquakes inked a 14-year-old wunderkind of their own.


VISL Division 1 Results & Standings, Week 13BC Soccer Web
The past weekend was all compacted into one day, and Saturday was a busy one in the top flight of the Island Soccer League.

Whitecaps Academy Report: ‘Caps draw 1-1 with NYCFC at Winter ShowcaseWhitecaps FC
The ‘Caps U-17 academy boys – part of the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System – played to a 1-1 draw against New York City FC on Sunday in their third match of the Development Academy Winter Showcase.

Women’s soccer signs Delta player LemonTRU Wolfpack
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer program continues to accumulate ‘blue chip’ prospects for the future.

Inspired 49ers get past SaanichCowichan Valley Citizen
Perhaps George Thomas was just talking about how cold it was. The Cowichan 49ers midfielder was ejected from his team’s masters men’s soccer game against Saanich Fusion FC at Tyndall turf last Saturday for “offensive language”, but if he was in fact complaining about the bitter chill, it’s a forgivable offence.

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!

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.

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC 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.


Stephanie Labbé wins 2019 Allstate Good Hands AwardCSA
Canadian soccer fans have voted Stephanie Labbé’s penalty kick save against Sweden during the Algarve Cup on 6 March as the 2019 Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands Award. The save occurred during kicks from the penalty mark following a 0-0 draw through 90 minutes in the match for third place.

Bayern director: Alphonso Davies becoming “one of the best players of his generation”MLS
Bayern Munich believe Alphonso Davies is “one of the best players of his generation” and the German giants are “delighted” to see the Vancouver Whitecaps Homegrown blossom into one of their first-team regulars, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said in a recent interview.

Best XI of L1 Ontario players who made their mark in CPL in 2019 League1 Ontario
Here’s a look at the best XI of former L1 Ontario players who made their mark in the CPL in 2019.


Switchbacks Break Ground on New 8,000-Seat Downtown StadiumUSL
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC delivered a landmark day in its history in downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday night as the club broke ground on a new 8,000-seat stadium and revealed a new crest and color scheme.

TRANSACTIONS: Iwasa Leads Republic FC ReturneesUSL
Sacramento Republic FC concluded a busy week of announcements that included the re-signing of the club’s all-time leading scorer Cameron Iwasa on Friday as it continued to build its roster for the 2020 USL Championship season.


Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Chelsea make it six in a row, Arsenal stay two points clear while Liverpool and Bristol City look destined for a relegation scrap.

Stanford beats North Carolina in all-time classic for the 2019 women’s College Cup titleNCAA
It took extra time and then some to determine the champions of the 2019 Division I women’s soccer season, but after a thrilling and defensively dominated match, Stanford has emerged the winner of this year’s College Cup.

Eight talking points from the year that was in Australian footballSBS
The Socceroos and Matildas on the world stage, an independent A-League, and changes in the FFA hierarchy – it’s been another big year in Australian football.

New USWNT coach looks to make a splash by deepening the player poolWashington Post
For the four women’s soccer teams gathered in San Jose this weekend, the College Cup marked the climax of a four-month campaign. For seven players, the work will resume almost right away.

Meet Jené Baclawski, the American leading Saint Kitts and Nevis into Olympic qualifyingThe Equalizer
Saint Kitts and Nevis was a huge surprise to advance out of the Caribbean region to the Concacaf final-round qualifiers for the 2020 Olympic Games. The island nation has a total population of about 57,000 and is the smallest independent state in the Western Hemisphere, but in January its women’s soccer team will compete against larger programs like Canada and Mexico.

Bell’s unique quest to elevate the Taegeuk LadiesFIFA
Colin Bell is one of the most experienced coaches in women’s football and now he’s embarking on a unique challenge, even for someone with his background. The Englishman has notably coached 1.FFC Frankfurt and Republic of Ireland in recent years. In October 2019 he became the first foreign coach to take charge of the Korea Republic women’s national team, with Women’s Olympic Football Tournament qualifiers looming in February.


Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World CupBBC Sport
Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). It means the Russia flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Aston Villa need more firepower, Tottenham’s front four are flying again and Manchester City have fallen behind.

Leicester: Why Foxes are Premier League contendersBBC Sport
These are exciting times for Leicester and the title race is far from over because it is clear that they are not going to go away.

Man City fan arrested over alleged racist abuse of Man Utd’s FredInside World Football
Police have arrested a man in connection with alleged racial gestures and chanting in Saturday’s Premier League derby between Manchester City and Manchester United.

La Liga: Sevilla held at Osasuna, Getafe maintains UCL fightNBC Sports
Sevilla was held to a 1-1 draw at 10-man Osasuna on Sunday, giving both Real Madrid and Barcelona space at the top of the La Liga table.

Marseille go six on the bounce to beat BordeauxLigue 1
Olympique de Marseille came from behind to beat Girondins de Bordeaux 3-1 on Sunday and cement their hold on second place with a sixth successive league win.

Bundesliga Bulletin: Gladbach leave Bayern Munich seven points adriftDW
Even though there are still a few weeks until Christmas, several Bundesliga teams picked up early presents on matchday 14. Bayern unraveled, Dortmund dominated and the league continues to be exciting.

Dortmund star Witsel has surgery after domestic accidentYahoo Sports
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel will miss the rest of the year after needing surgery for a facial injury sustained in an accident at home, his club said Monday.

Serie A: AC Milan on winning streak, Fiorentina woes deepenNBC Sports
AC Milan secured its first winning streak since mid-September as Krzysztof Piatek and Theo Hernandez led the way to a 3-2 road win over Bologna.

Cruzeiro relegation sparks violence in Belo Horoizonte as rioting fans clash with police Inside World Football
The final day of the league season in Brazil was marred by violence as Belo Horizonte giants Cruzeiro were relegated for the first time in their history from Brazil’s top flight following a 0-2 defeat at home to Palmeiras.

Forster stars as 10-man Celtic beat Rangers, claim 10th-straight trophyNBC Sports
The Bhoys, second best for most of the day, scored a 60th minute goal and then overcame a red card three minutes later to claim their 10th successive piece of Scottish silverware with a 1-0 win the Scottish League Cup.

College Cup set: Georgetown, Wake Forest join Virginia and StanfordNCAA
The 2019 College Cup field was solidified on Saturday with Georgetown and Wake Forest joining Virginia and Stanford. The Hoyas opened the action by rallying for a 2-1 win over Washington. Later in the day, the Demon Deacons secured the final bid in a 1-0 decision against UC Santa Barbara.

U.S. Soccer defends controversial hiring policy as numerous youth coaching jobs sit vacantYahoo Sports
On the third floor of U.S. Soccer House, an old mansion that serves as the headquarters for the U.S. Soccer Federation, there’s a bunch of clustered desks in one small room with whiteboards on the walls. This is where Gregg Berhalter and the coaching staff for the U.S. men’s national do their jobs: all together, face to face, in the same room.

AFC Wimbledon ethos faces challenge over stadium money shortfallThe Guardian
Wimbledon supporters will attend a crucial meeting on Monday evening to discuss a highly emotive proposal to end the club’s supporter-owned structure in return for new investment. A suddenly announced £11m shortfall for the construction of their new stadium has led the club’s owner, the mutually owned Dons Trust, to propose raising £7.5m by selling shares to private investors.

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