BC Soccer News, Monday, February 3, 2019


‘Caps down FC Dallas 4-1 to earn first win of preseasonWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC picked up their first win of the preseason on Saturday, defeating FC Dallas 4-1 at the University of California, San Diego.

On the wing and a prayer: Raposo working to crack Whitecaps’ rosterThe Province
A big fish with his NCAA program, Ryan Raposo is adjusting to life as an MLS rookie, setting himself up for a pro career with the Whitecaps.

MLS Preseason 2020: Weekend ResultsMLS
A total of 17 MLS clubs were in action this weekend with just four weeks remaining until the start of the MLS regular season.

Locadia arrives in Cincinnati ahead of MLS moveNBC Sports
It appears that Jurgen Locadia‘s reported move to FC Cincinnati is on the verge of becoming a reality.

MLS Ticker: Trapp traded to Inter Miami, Sounders sign DP midfielder, and moreSBI
Inter Miami has acquired Will Trapp in a trade with the Columbus Crew. In exchange, the Crew receives $100,000 in General Allocation Money and an international roster spot. Columbus could also receive up to $200,000 additional GAM.

MLS 2020 jerseys: Every new kit to be showcased in Wednesday presentationMLS
To commemorate Major League Soccer’s 25th season, the full collection of new 2020 MLS kits will be presented at a star-studded jersey celebration event on Wednesday night, February 5, in New York City.


VISL Division 1 Results and Standings: Matchweek 17BC Soccer Web
Another interesting weekend in the VISL’s top flight of amateur soccer on the Island – Division 1.

BC Soccer announces Premier League expansion after Board approvalBCSA
Langley United Youth Soccer Association, TSS Inc. and Vancouver United Football Club will kick off this fall, with North Vancouver Football Club joining next year.

Tickets on sale for Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team return to VancouverCSA
Tickets to the highly anticipated Canada-Australia Women’s International Friendly Match set for Tuesday 14 April at BC Place are on sale to the public today 29 January 2020 via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 1.855.985.5000.

Penticton & PCSL revives Kennedy Cup Tournament for 2020BC 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 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 UBCUBC 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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Canada smashes 9 past Jamaica to advance to Olympic soccer qualifier semisCBC
With Christine Sinclair watching from the bench, Jordyn Huitema and Janine Beckie proved Saturday there are still plenty of goals left in Canada.

Canada’s Scott still relishes role as a midfielder destroyerTSN
While Canada coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller has looked to build a team able to switch formations and roles, Desiree Scott’s position remains largely unchanged.

Christine Sinclair and Liam Fraser named Canada Soccer Players of the Month for January 2020CSA
Christine Sinclair and Liam Fraser have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for January 2020. The two Canadian stars had Player of the Match performances for Canada Soccer’s National Teams in January, with captain Sinclair notably breaking the world’s all-time international goalscoring record.

Canada Soccer announces new Club Licensing Program awardsCSA
Canada Soccer has announced eight new National Youth Club Licence holders in Ontario and British Columbia, as well as the initial twelve Quality Soccer Provider clubs in Saskatchewan and one club in Manitoba. The announcement follows the initial cohort of 39 National Youth Club Licence holders in July 2019.


PRESEASON ROUNDUP: Newcomers Star for San Antonio against Energy FCUSL
San Antonio FC’s newcomers made a good first impression in the club’s preseason opener as Gonzalo Di Renzo and Hayden Partain both found the net in a 5-1 victory against fellow USL Championship side OKC Energy FC at the Toyota Soccer Center on Saturday afternoon.


Horan’s five point performance propels USWNT to dominating winSBI
In the U.S. Women’s National Team’s Friday night rout of Panama, Lindsey Horan shined the brightest as she played a part in five goals to help power the team to an 8-0 pummeling over Costa Rica in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying play.

Three thoughts on USWNT 8, Panama 0: Williams, Sullivan getting fair shotsThe Equalizer
The United States women’s national team defeated Panama 8-0 on Friday in Olympic qualifying group play to book a trip to the all-important semifinals. Concacaf’s official stats list the final shot tally as 34-0 in favor of the United States.

Manchester City give Nick Cushing perfect send-off with win over ArsenalThe Guardian
The rain may have poured but it could not dampen the celebratory mood as Nick Cushing’s long goodbye, after six years with Manchester City, finally came to an end in style with his side giving their outgoing manager what could prove a vital 2-1 victory over title rivals Arsenal.

Women’s Super League: Liverpool ‘to explore’ pitch options after Birmingham game postponedBBC Sport
Liverpool Women will “explore all options” to address ongoing problems with their pitch at Prenton Park, says chairman Peter Moore.


Premier League review: Are Man City suffering from ‘Pep fatigue’?ESPN
Manchester City have now lost as many times in 25 games this season as they did in the previous two seasons combined. There are plenty of reasons for their fall away this season, but you wonder whether one of them is a sort of ‘Pep fatigue’, a team that has been working with Guardiola for so long and they’re so regimented in their thinking and following of his doctrine, that all spontaneity and individual thought has been drummed out of them.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Olivier Giroud’s absence is a mystery, Hugo Lloris proves his worth and Manchester United’s defence continues to wobble.

Ronaldo scores in ninth straight game to match Juventus markTSN
Cristiano Ronaldo converted two penalties to tie a club record by scoring for a ninth straight game as Serie A leader Juventus bounced back from a rare loss with a 3-0 victory over Fiorentina on Sunday.

Bundesliga Bulletin: Bayern Munich the big winners of Matchday 20DW
Bayern Munich reclaimed top spot in the Bundesliga for only the second time this season after another slip-up from Leipzig in an absorbing title race. Elsewhere, Dortmund’s teenage stars stole the show once again.

The Bundesliga is the best league in the world — but it’s at a crossroadsDW
The German top flight is the most atmospheric, socially-aware and fan-friendly league in Europe. This year, it boasts the closest title race, too. But the Bundesliga also has to decide what it wants to be.

La Liga: Fati sets new scoring record for BarcelonaNBC Sports
Barcelona teenage sensation Ansu Fati set a new record on Sunday as Barcelona returned to winning ways in La Liga.

Round 22 Review: PSG cruise as Monaco unravelLigue1
Paris Saint-Germain routed Montpellier Hérault SC to strengthen their grip on first place; Stade Rennais edged FC Nantes in a thrilling Derby de la Bretagne and Nîmes Olympique heaped the misery on AS Monaco and embattled coach Robert Moreno.

OM losses mount with latest figures hitting €91.5mInside World Football
Olympique Marseille are starring down the barrel of financial disaster again after the accounts of holding company Eric Soccer revealed a deficit of €91.5 million for the 2018-2019 season, surpassing the mammoth €78.5 million loss of the 2017-2018 financial year.

Why a potential Saudi takeover holds no issue for many Newcastle fansBBC Sport
Newcastle fans have have been promised a new dawn many times before, so they are sceptical about whether it might even happen.

Project African football to the top of the worldFIFA
Speaking at a historic seminar focused on the development of competitions and infrastructure in African football, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has outlined his wish to “project African football to the top of the world”.

FIFA’s 100-point plan for Africa would ‘relieve’ CAF exco of key decision making rolesInside World Football
The powers and influence of the 23-man executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), to decide the affairs of the organisation and the continental game, are to be whittled down, if it is acceptable to CAF’s General Assembly.

Player sees 2nd red card after VAR reprieveNBC Sports
A Spanish player has been shown two red cards in a soccer rarity where he was sent off, brought back after a VAR reprieve, and dismissed again before play had resumed.

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