VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Episode 317 – The AFTN Soccer Show (All Is Quiet) – AFTN
It’s been a quite start to the New Year in Whitecapsland, but the rest of MLS has seen a lot of transfer action, as we look at in a slightly shorter show this week.
Serenity now: Angst-ridden Whitecaps fans need to remain patient – Edmonton Journal
The new year begins with many a blown resolution by Vancouver Whitecaps fans.
Egypt international Aly Ghazal joins CD Feirense – King Fut
The 26-year-old departed MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps last month after making 36 appearances for them since his arrival in June 2017 from Chinese outfit GZ Hengfeng.
Vancouver Whitecaps 2018 Season Review – Last Word on Soccer
The Vancouver Whitecaps missed the playoffs by two points last season, seeing the ‘Caps fall below the red line and end in eighth place.
De Boer hopes Atlanta United can be first MLS side to win Concacaf Champions League – Dirty South Soccer
Newly appointed Atlanta United manager has joined up with the rest of the club’s brass at the MLS SuperDraft Combine in Orlando. While scouting potential picks for Friday’s draft, the Dutchman sat down for his first interview since being named the second manager in Atlanta’s history.
Earthquakes Acquire Peru International Left Back Marcos Lopez – San Jose Earthquakes
he San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has acquired 19-year-old Peruvian left back Marcos Lopez and signed him to a multi-year contract using Targeted Allocation Money.
FC Cincinnati: Ozzie Alonso needed for what’s not on pitch – MLS Multiplex
FC Cincinnati have reportedly offer Ozzie Alonso a two-year contract. The former Seattle Sounders midfielder is needed for what happens away from the pitch.
Miguel Almirón and the wait for the next MLS mega-deal – Pro Soccer USA
There is little doubt Miguel Almirón will be the next outbound megadeal for Major League Soccer.
2019 MLS Combine Performance Tests Recap – Orlando City SC
The top-10 lists in each of the three tests are below.
BC SOCCER NEWS
FVSL names All-Star team for January 12 clash with VISL (PDF File) – FVSL
FVSL All-Stars take on the best of the VISL on Jauary 12 in Port Moody.
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
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.
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.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Report: Canadian international David Edgar considering CPL move after recent Sunderland trial – Canadian Premier League
Canadian international defender David Edgar could be on the radar of various Canadian Premier League clubs as a December trial with English outfit Sunderland did not yield a contract offer, reports the Sunderland Echo.
Grande Prairie Minor Soccer seeks Full-Time Technical Director – Kijiji
The Grande Prairie Minor Soccer Association (GPMSA) invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of a full-time Technical Director of minor soccer.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Fury: Building the squad for the season – 613 Sports Blog
The recent CONCACAF sanctioning saga likely created a ‘signing insecurity’ for potential players. While the Fury’s future is set in the USL for 2019, it is not clear what will happen in 2020, and the team may move to the Canadian Premier League (CanPL).
Detroit City FC Names England Native, Former Pro Player Trevor James As Head Coach – Daily Detroit
A new coach will steer Detroit City FC into its pivotal 2019 season, which will see them transition to pro soccer. The club on Friday announced the hiring of veteran coach and scout Trevor James, a former professional soccer player who has worked with big European clubs including FC Barcelona and FC Porto, the English men’s national team and several Major League Soccer clubs.
Orange County SC’s Aaron Cervantes called up to U.S. U-17 national team – Angels on Parade
U.S. Soccer announced the rosters for the recent tradition, of convening the U.S. U-20, U-19 and U-17 National Teams in one megacamp in January, and a local pro is part of the call-ups.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Davidson, O’Hara, Zerboni return to USWNT after injuries – The Equalizer
Tierna Davidson, Kelley O’Hara and McCall Zerboni are all back with the United States women’s national team for January camp in Europe after each missing the end of 2018 due to injuries.
Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action – The Guardian
Arsenal are back on top of the table but victory over West Ham papered over defensive issues while Chelsea are back in form.
Women’s FA Cup: Arsenal face Crawley Wasps; Chelsea face Everton in fourth-round draw – BBC Sport
Fourth-tier Crawley Wasps will host record 14-time winners Arsenal in the Women’s FA Cup fourth round, while holders Chelsea travel to Everton.
‘Racism’ aimed at Tottenham Ladies’ Renee Hector probed by FA – Sky Sports
Alleged racism aimed at Tottenham Ladies defender Renee Hector during Sunday’s win over Sheffield United is being investigated by the FA.
Lauletta: My 2019 NWSL wish list – The Equalizer
Here are 11 things I would like to see for the NWSL in 2019.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
European Weekend Rewind: Atletico ties Sevilla, Four EPL sides ousted in FA Cup, and more – SBI
Two of the top three teams in La Liga battled it out on Sunday seeking to keep pace with league leaders Barcelona. Despite a thrilling affair from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid had to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
‘Giant killings’ at the FA Cup – Toronto Star
Until Dec. 26, Pete Wild had been planning to cheer on Oldham as a fan with his pals in its FA Cup third-round match at Premier League club Fulham.
Man City cruises to biggest win under Guardiola – London Free Press
Manchester City swept to its biggest win under Pep Guardiola with a 7-0 thrashing of second-tier Rotherham in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Real Madrid back in trouble as Solari effect loses lustre – Leader-Post
Madrid, a 33-time champion, is about to reach the midway point of the league season in fifth place. It is 10 points behind leader Barcelona but also trailing Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Alaves.
Marseille humiliated by 4th-tier Andrezieux in French Cup – London Free Press
Marseille has lost 2-0 at fourth-tier club Andrezieux in an embarrassing performance in the French Cup for the Ligue 1 team.
LOSC TO GO ALL-OUT – Ligue 1
LOSC boss Christophe Galtier won’t be taking any chances in the round of 64 clash with Domino’s Ligue 2 side Sochaux on Monday, fielding the best side he can in the face of some key absences.
Wayne Rooney’s arrest for public intoxication ‘due to mixing sleeping pills and alcohol’ – BBC Sport
The former England and Manchester United captain was arrested on 16 December at Dulles International Airport in Virginia after returning from a one-day trip to Saudi Arabia.
Jordan stun Australia, India move top of Group A – FIFA
Jordan stunned defending champions Australia as Anas Bani Yaseen’s header earned them a famous win over the Socceroos in the sides’ 2019 AFC Asian Cup opener.
Asian Cup 2019: Does Yemen’s Jan Kocian have the toughest job in world football? – BBC Sport
Reaching the Asian Cup finals for the first time would be no small achievement for Yemen at the best of times. But doing so as war and famine push the poorest country on the Arabian peninsula into the abyss has made it a minor miracle.
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.