VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Toros grab B.C.-born Montgomery in MLS draft, Caps take Hoyas defender – The Province
The B.C.-born Callum Montgomery, a centreback, was the highest-drafted Canadian in the MLS draft.
Dos Santos continues busy offseason at MLS SuperDraft as ‘Caps close in on targets – Whitecaps FC
Marc Dos Santos’ busy offseason continued Friday with his first MLS SuperDraft as a head coach.
Whitecaps FC select Georgetown centre back Brendan McDonough with 35th selection at the 2019 MLS SuperDraft – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected Georgetown University centre back Brendan McDonough in the second round (35th overall) of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft on Friday.
Mamadi Camara selected 46th overall in MLS SuperDraft – SFU
Simon Fraser University senior captain Mamadi Camara was drafted in the second round, 46th overall by the San Jose Earthquakes in the MLS SuperDraft 2019 today in Chicago.
Home from his loan, David Norman Jr. looks to his future with the Whitecaps – The Province
There were a few moments during David Norman Jr.’s loan to Scottish Championship side Queen of the South that he felt distinctly Canadian.
FC Cincinnati mark long-range MLS quest with hectic, “fun” draft day – MLS
Then there were the innumerable phone calls, text messages, emails and other means of correspondence that flew back and forth among Cincy and their fellow MLS teams – “Hundreds. Hundreds,” was how Berding put it – as they wheeled, dealed, haggled and passed this week.
Eight trades headline busy day at 2019 MLS Draft – SBI
It was a busy beginning to the 2019 MLS SuperDraft on Friday with two rounds already in the books. While many of the biggest names in collegiate soccer learned their destinations, several MLS teams were involved in trades in Chicago.
MLS teams begin reporting for 2019 preseason on January 12 – MLS
The 2019 MLS preseason, presented by Advocare, is officially underway with Sporting Kansas City getting things started this weekend.
Where will the goals come from, and three more questions as TFC opens camp – The Star
For the past two years, Toronto FC’s pre-season began so soon after the previous year ended it almost felt like the Reds had no time off at all.
Why FC Dallas and a world-famous South American soccer academy are forging an alliance – Sportsday
FCD is partnering with Bolivia’s Academia de Futbol Tahuichi Aguilera — a six-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize with over 100 titles worldwide in its 40-year history — in hopes of boosting development of their squads.
BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL & FVSL Split All-Star games & Raise Money for MS – BC Soccer Web
As we prepare for the restart of League play next week, which then turns into the start of Cup play mid February, then Provincial Cup in April, there was 1 last set of games to play out; the All-star games.
Super day for Highlanders star Callum Montgomery in MLS draft – Times Colonist
Defender Callum Montgomery from Lantzville, a graduate of St. Michaels University School, heard his name called by FC Dallas fourth overall in the first round Friday of the 2019 Major League Soccer SuperDraft and had one overwhelming reaction.
BC Soccer hosts its second Technical Director Diploma Course – BCSA
Registration is now open for the BC Soccer Technical Director Diploma held at the FORTIUS Sport & Health Complex in Burnaby February 22-23, 2019.
Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League season – Pacific FC
Join Vancouver Island’s new CPL club! Become a Member of Pacific Football Club for first access seat selection and tickets.
PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.
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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CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Canadian Alphonso Davies debuts for Bayern Munich in friendly – Sportsnet
Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies made his debut for German club Bayern Munich on Sunday against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the finals of the Telekom Cup.
AUDIO: Forge’s Smyrniotis: Our signings show ‘we’re doing something special’ in Hamilton – Canadian Premier League
Forge FC head coach Bobby Smyrniotis got in on the flurry of CPL signings this week, bringing in Marcel Zajac and Tristan Borges as his club’s third and fourth signings.
Canadian international striker Adriana Leon joins West Ham United – Sportsnet
Canadian international striker Adriana Leon has joined England’s West Ham United.
Former Sigma Forward Tajon Buchanan Drafts First Round To MLS New England Revolution – League1 Ontario
Former Sigma FC player Tajon Buchanan (Syracuse University) became the third Canadian player picked up in Friday’s MLS SuperDraft, going 1st Round, 9th Overall to New England Revolution.
Vaughan Products St. Clair And Miller Drafted To Minnesota And Orlando In 2019 MLS SuperDraft – League1 Ontario
Vaughan SC products – goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair (University of Maryland) and defender Kamal Miller (Syracuse University) – were picked up by Minnesota United FC and Orlando City SC respectively in Friday’s MLS SuperDraft 2019.
Canadian Championship: One Step at a Time – Northern Starting XI
Good things come to those who wait. Yesterday, Canadian soccer fans got what they had been waiting for since the official announcement of the domestic league, the new format for the Canadian Championship.
Depth Chart 1.0: How CPL Editorial sees CanMNT squad options entering 2019 – Canadian Premier League
Coach John Herdman will guide his team through the final stages of CONCACAF Nations League Qualifying, before likely turning an eye to the 2019 Gold Cup in June. With the Nations League getting into full swing this year, too, Canadian fans have plenty of meaningful matches to look forward to in 2019.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Locomotive FC Inks Experienced Midfielder Rebellon – USL
El Paso Locomotive FC announced on Friday it had signed Colombian right back Bryam Rebellon, pending league and federation approval.
Blackwood Returns for Second Stint in Sacramento – USL
Sacramento Republic FC announced on Friday the return of forward Tyler Blackwood for his second stint at the club, and the departure of midfielder Jure Matjasic. Blackwood has signed a USL Championship contract for the 2019 season, pending league and federation approval.
‘We have to be thinking football first’: USL’s Jake Edwards on the league’s English-style rebrand – SportsPro Media
SportsPro caught up with United Soccer League president Jake Edwards to find out why the organisation has introduced a new structure ahead of the 2019 season, and to discuss what opportunities that move is already opening up.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
State of the NWSL: Amanda Duffy on salaries, rosters, Sky Blue, expansion and a commissioner update – The Equalizer
National Women’s Soccer League managing director Amanda Duffy held a state of the league during the 2019 NWSL Draft. Duffy touched on a variety of key topics, including the hiring of more women; diversity; Sky Blue FC’s role in providing better resources; expansion; and possibly taking on the role of NWSL commissioner.
‘Football is football’: Richie Burke brings decades of experience to the Washington Spirit – Washington Post
Richie Burke played professional soccer in England, Australia and the United States. He toiled one summer in the chaotic indoor version of the sport. He has coached high school and youth teams, academies and a Scottish club, boys and girls, players with grand ambition and kids wanting to just kick around for a bit. In all cases, he says, the game is the same.
NWSL “making strides” in launching expansion team in 2020 – Angels on Parade
The NWSL Draft took place in Chicago on Thursday, and with it, a new round of comments from league managing director of operations Amanda Duffy.
Heroic Moments: Ubogagu’s strike makes Brisbane big winners from Westfield W-League Round 11 – My Football
Chioma Ubogagu’s strike may have given Brisbane Roar three points against Melbourne City on Friday night, but it’s had even wider implications on the competition as teams vie for a spot in the Westfield W-League 2019 Finals Series.
Man City got top with win at West Ham – BBC Sport
Manchester City pounced on Arsenal’s slip-up to go top of the Women’s Super League with victory at West Ham.
Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action – The Guardian
Manchester City go top after Chelsea blow the title race wide open with victory over threadbare Arsenal.
Charlton Athletic Women v Man Utd Women: Charlotte Kerr leaves hospital – BBC Sport
Charlton Athletic’s Charlotte Kerr has left hospital after suffering a rib injury that led to Sunday’s Women’s Championship match against Manchester United being abandoned.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
European Weekend Rewind: Manchester United tops Tottenham, Real Madrid scrapes past Betis, and more – SBI
The biggest game in England this weekend took place at Wembley Stadium with Manchester United visiting Tottenham Hotspur. The visitors were able to extend their unbeaten start to life under Ole Gunnar Solskjær with a 1-0 win.
Messi scores record 400th La Liga goal in Barcelona win – Sportsnet
That’s 400 and counting. Lionel Messi took his all-time Spanish league scoring record to 400 goals on Sunday after contributing to a 3-0 win over Eibar to keep defending champion Barcelona comfortably at the top.
Premier League Preview: Man City v. Wolves – NBC Sports
Manchester City did the really hard part of reinserting themselves into the Premier League title race — beating leaders Liverpool to cut the Reds’ lead to just four points — but now comes the next challenge for Pep Guardiola‘s side.
WEEK 20 REVIEW: CESC STEPS UP, PSG AND PÉPÉ ROLL ON – Ligue 1
Spain star Cesc Fabregas impressed on debut for AS Monaco as the strugglers mixed it 1-1 with Marseille; PSG remain 13 points clear after downing Amiens, while Pépé-powered LOSC ploughed past Caen.
Inter, Napoli, Fiorentina reach Italian Cup quarterfinals – Sportsnet
Inter Milan eased into the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup, although none of its fans were present at San Siro to see the Nerazzurri crush second-division Benevento 6-2.
Martin O’Neill set to be appointed Nottingham Forest manager – The Guardian
Martin O’Neill is poised to become the new manager of Nottingham Forest in a move that would return him to the club where he won two European Cups during the Brian Clough years.
Red Bull to offer Paul Mitchell role as head of global football as Manchester United step up search for technical director – The Telegraph
Red Bull are to offer Paul Mitchell a new expanded role to ward off interest from Manchester United who have been considering appointing him as their first ever technical director.
Maradona undergoes surgery for stomach bleeding – NBC Sports
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has been released from hospital following successful surgery for stomach bleeding.
Former South Africa striker Phil Masinga dies aged 49 – FIFA
Phil Masinga, whose goal secured South Africa’s qualification to their first FIFA World Cup at France 1998, has passed away aged 49.
Supercoppa controversy rages over Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women – The Guardian
Protests over the decision to hold the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah have grown since murder of Jamal Khashoggi in October.
The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online) – BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.