VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Whitecaps’ Rusty Teibert leads the way in St. Kitts – MLS
It was squeakier than fans may have hoped, but Canada sewed up a spot in next summer’s Gold Cup with a 1-0 win over Saint Kitts and Nevis in Concacaf Nations League qualifying on Sunday.
What Will Marc Dos Santos’ Whitecaps Look Like? | Part 4: Forwards – Eighty-Six Forever
The types of forwards the Whitecaps could potentially be looking at are centre forwards, withdrawn forwards, and wide forwards.
Vancouver Whitecaps: Rating the players (Part Four) – Soccer Shorts
We’re finally there! The last look back at a season that made most of us want to turn away. But at least after Parts One, Two and Three we can turn to the most successful aspect of the whole campaign. The forward line.
Atlanta United will have to beat history to beat Red Bulls – AJC
MLS history won’t be on Atlanta United’s side when it takes on New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference finals of the playoffs.
Impact sign pair of Quebec prospects to Homegrown Player contracts – London Free Press
The Montreal Impact announced on Friday that defender Daniel Kinumbe and midfielder Clément Bayiha signed their first MLS contracts as Major League Soccer Homegrown Players for next season. The deals include three option years.
MLS Loses Another Coach To Mexico; Oscar Pareja Reportedly Leaving FC Dallas For Club Tijuana – the18.com
Major League Soccer is losing another of its best coaches to Mexico. Earlier this week, Atlanta United’s Tata Martino reportedly agreed to a four-year contract to coach the Mexico national team. Now, FC Dallas’ Óscar Pareja is leaving the states for Liga MX side Club Tijuana, according to reports from Ives Galarcep.
MLS: The sad departure of top-class coaches – MLS Multiplex
FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja is reportedly set to leave to manage Club Tijuana. He would be the latest in a series of sad departures of top-class coaches from MLS.
Price revealed for Newcastle United target Miguel Almiron – Newcastle would have to break their transfer record – Chronicle Live
The Atlanta United star is one of the best players in the MLS and his versatility – he can play in several attacking positions and also on either wing – appeals to Rafa Benitez. At 24, he would also tick the box of United’s transfer profile, with the board asking for the Newcastle manager to consider re-sale value and whether the player is a long-term prospect.
Inter Miami could play matches at Marlins Park – NBC Sports
David Beckham’s new MLS side Inter Miami CF could follow in the footsteps of Manchester City’s sister club New York City FC when it begins life in MLS.
Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Teams 2018: Atlanta United Debuts On Top – Forbes
In just two seasons, Atlanta United has already hosted the eight biggest crowds in MLS history.
BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL Division 1 Week 10 Results & Standings – BC Soccer Web
Just when you thought things were starting to make some sort of sense, a couple soccer games were played and results maybe didn’t go the way they “should” have gone or how people thought they may = more confusion in how Division 1 is shaping up so far this year.
B.C. boys AA soccer championship draw: Langley, Windsor, Sa-Hali, Carihi top seeds ahead of Monday kick-off at Burnaby Lakes – Varsity Letters
Defending champion Langley Fundamental Titans and Victoria’s runners-up St. Michaels University School Blue Jags will both be among the Sweet 16 pack set for opening kick Monday when the 2018 B.C. AA boys high school soccer championships kick-off a three-day run at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex.
Canada Soccer referees complete Concacaf’s Program of Referee Excellence – BCSA
BC Soccer’s Carly Shaw-Maclaren and Ontario Soccer’s Filip Dujic were part of Concacaf’s Program of Referee Excellence (PORE) graduation ceremonies on 16 November in Bradenton, Florida.
Offensive outburst leads Powell River Villa to victory – Powell River Peak
Powell River Villa SC has struggled scoring goals in Vancouver Island Soccer League Division 2, but the team broke through the wall with a thrilling 3-2 win over Saanich Fusion Bandits on Saturday, November 10, at Timberlane Park.
Nelson Soccer Association Achieves BC Soccer Club Charter Standard 1 – BCSA
BC Soccer is proud to announce that Nelson Soccer Association (NSA) is the first organization outside of the Coastal region and the BCSPL to meet the criteria and receive the designation of BC Soccer’s Club Charter Standard 1. NSA achieved the standard 1 by completed the application process which involved meeting criteria within three top line categories: Technical; Governance; and Administrative.
Local groups get gaming money – Coast Reporter
The Sunshine Coast recipients include the Sunshine Coast Youth Soccer Association, Deer Crossing the Art Farm, Rogue Arts Society, Driftwood Players, Pender Harbour Music Society, and Coasting Along Theatre Society, which produces the annual Nutcracker ballet.
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
St. Kitts & Nevis 0, Canada 1 | 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifier – MLS
The Canada national team edged a game Saint Kitts and Nevis side 1-0 at Warner Park in Basseterre on Sunday night to stay perfect in their Concacaf Nations League qualifying campaign, a thumping header from veteran Atiba Hutchinson proving just enough to bank a victory over the rugged hosts.
The Cat in the Booth: A Seussian report on Canada’s win in Basseterre – the11.ca
The sun did not shine. It was too cold to play. So I sat in the house. Watching a stream of the game. I sat there alone. Watching Nations League, wahoo!. And I said “How I wish Canada would score a goal or two!”
Canada in strong position to reach Quarter-finals at Uruguay 2018 with 2:0 win over Korea Republic – CSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-17 team remain undefeated after two matches at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018. Canada defeated Korea Republic 2:0 in their second group stage match at Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo to move into first place in Group D with Spain and Colombia playing later today.
Huitema scores another winner, shown controversial red at FIFA U-17 World Cup – Whitecaps FC
Jordyn Huitema scored the winning goal for a second consecutive match as Canada defeated the Republic of Korea 2-0 at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.
Canadian defender Justin Springer proud to wear the colours of St. Kitts & Nevis – TSN
Justin Springer calls Guelph, Ont., home but proudly wears the international colours of St. Kitts & Nevis. Even when Canada is the opponent.
‘Filled with good memories’: Dylan Carreiro returns to Winnipeg with big dreams at Valour FC – Canadian Premier League
Homecoming can mean many things to many people, but for Dylan Carreiro, a return to Winnipeg has him dreaming of pizza.
Millar at epicentre of Canadian soccer youthquake – The Star
Soccer is in Liam Millar’s blood. The 19-year-old Canadian — born in Toronto, raised in Brampton — is a third-generation pro. Grandfather Malcolm plied his trade at Sunderland AFC on the northeastern coast of England. Dad Alan played for Charlton Athletic, southeast of London.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
USL Unveils Modernized Digital Network – USL
After unveiling a new structure and brand identity in September, the United Soccer League (USL) brought its vision to life on Thursday by launching new digital platforms for each of its top three leagues as well as its corporate headquarters.
Academy alums on Seattle Sounders FC 2 poised for a breakout season in 2019 – Seattle Sounders
During the Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, Seattle Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey discussed the evolution of the Sounders FC 2 project in Tacoma.
Bill Edwards Leaves Massive Legacy with Rowdies – USL
As the club’s longest serving player, Tampa Bay Rowdies veteran Georgi Hristov knew better than most what life at the club was like before the Rowdies were purchased in December 2013 by local businessman Bill Edwards. And, after five seasons that have seen Hristov make history on the field and Edwards turn the Rowdies into a dynamic, successful business off the field, the Bulgarian forward has nothing but gratitude for the changes he had seen that made the club what it is today.
Peace on the Pitch raises over $20,000 after tragedy at Tree of Life – Pittsburgh Soccer Now
Three weeks after a devastating mass shooting at a synagogue in the heart of the local Jewish community, the USL’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds helped to bring healing to a city in need. And they did it the only way they knew how: with soccer.
Tampa Bay Rowdies Revealed As 2019 USL Experience Host – USL
Ahead of the Super Y League’s 21st year of operations, the league has announced that the highly-anticipated fourth USL Experience will be hosted by the Tampa Bay Rowdies in April 2019.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
South Africa beat holders Nigeria at Women’s Nations Cup – BBC Sport
South Africa surprised holders Nigeria with a 1-0 victory in the first game of Group B at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.
Arsenal Women extend winning run at a cost as Jordan Nobbs suffers knee injury – The Telegraph
Arsenal’s eighth consecutive victory – this time over a dogged Everton who sit bottom of the Super League – was one of the 4-0 wins the runaway league leaders are becoming accustomed to.
Canada book last-eight spot, milestone night for Cameroon – FIFA
Cameroon won their first ever U-17 Women’s World Cup game, holders Korea DPR responded to their opening 4-1 defeat by Germany with a convincing 3-0 win over CONCACAF champions USA, a pair of second-half goals in a 2-0 win over Korea Republic saw Canada qualify for the quarter-finals and Colombia came from behind to battle for a point against Spain.
Sophie Jones selected as the United Soccer Coaches Player of the Year – San Jose Earthquakes
Quakes Academy midfielder Sophie Jones has been named the United Soccer Coaches Player of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches in Kansas City, Mo. Jones, a Duke University commit, has already been named Development Academy’s player of the year for the U-17 West Conference this season.
Toronto’s Jamieson inspires next generation of women’s soccer players in Jamaica – The Star
The 20-year-old goalkeeper, part of the first Jamaican squad to seal a FIFA World Cup berth by finishing third in Texas, is from Toronto.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UEFA Nations League: England reach finals; Belgium capitulate – NBC Sports
A roundup of all of Saturday’s action in the UEFA Nations League…
How England have evolved in the last 12 months: personnel changes, bold systems and a new culture – The Telegraph
England’s two goalless draws against Germany and Brazil last November dampened expectations, but in retrospect can be viewed as a line in the sand and an important source of stability.
Mauritania qualifies for 2019 African Cup in latest surprise – NBC Sports
Mauritania qualified for its first major soccer tournament on Sunday when it beat Botswana to claim a place at next year’s African Cup of Nations.
Japanese prominent as nominees for AFC Annual Awards Oman 2018 unveiled – Inside World Football
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has unveiled the nominees for its annual awards with Japan dominating the nomination lists after what has been an outstanding year at club and international level for the county.
Paul Gascoigne charged with sexual assault – The Guardian
The former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman onboard a train.
Players circulate petition calling for PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor to stand down – The Telegraph
A petition is being circulated among former players and members of the Professional Footballers’ Association calling for Gordon Taylor to stand down after 37 years as the organisation’s chief executive.
Michael Johnson: ‘I stopped counting after 42 rejected job applications’ – The Guardian
A disillusioned Michael Johnson was ready to quit football when a kick up the backside from a friend and a Brendan Rodgers soundbite changed his life.
Grassroots refs use rock-paper-scissors to back suspended ref – NBC Sports
“Hundreds” of grassroots referees in the UK used rock-paper-scissors in place of the customary pre-game coin flip this weekend to show support for suspended official David McNamara.
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.