BC Soccer News, Monday, November 4, 2019


Episode 365 – The AFTN Soccer Show (The State of the Whitecaps 2019 with special guest Marc Dos Santos)AFTN
It’s a time for trophy presentations and champions to be crowned, but for Vancouver Whitecaps, it’s a time to get themselves better.

On the MLS Cup Finals, the Length of the Offseason & Waiting on a Technical DirectorEighty-Six Forever
Marc Dos Santos & Jake Nerwinski give us their thoughts on the last day of training in 2019.

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney sticking with special scarf for MLS Cup finalDelta Optimist
It’s become Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney’s trademark look during the 2019 MLS playoffs — an elegant scarf artfully tied around his neck.

MLS coaching vacancies update: Tab Ramos in at Houston, but quiet on most frontsMLS
They may be dreaming of trophy hoists and assorted other MLS Cup glories in Seattle and Toronto, though for most of Major League Soccer, the offseason is well underway, and that includes personnel decisions on both rosters and coaching staffs.

Mesut Ozil transfer to MLS? Here are four potential landing spots for the Arsenal starMLS
Overseas chatter about Mesut Ozil potentially ditching Arsenal to come play in Major League Soccer picked up again over the weekend, begging the obvious question: Which MLS clubs would provide the best landing spot?

How Toronto FC rose from “worst team in the world” to perennial contendersMLS
Younger MLS viewers may not realize it, but there was once a time when the overwhelming emotion for a typical Toronto FC fan was shame.

MLS playoffs break ESPN ratings records with Seattle final already sold outInside World Football
ESPN, who are building their soccer broadcast footprint with domestic and international leagues, have reported that viewing for the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs is up 36%.

What’s an MLS Cup Final ticket worth to you?Sounder at Heart
Let’s say you just want to be there, and you don’t care where you sit. The good news is that views from the upper bowl are actually pretty good. The bad news is that tickets are still going to cost you just under $300 all the way at the tippy-top of CenturyLink Field. You know what else you could do with that $300?


VISL Division 1 Results and Standings, Week 8BC Soccer Web
Not a crazy amount of goals over the weekend, but enough to see a change in leader board again.

MSOC: T-Birds shutout Dinos to claim Canada West Final Four gold medalUBC
Victory Shumbusho scored a goal and added an assist to help lead the UBC Thunderbirds to a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Dinos in the Canada West men’s soccer Final Four gold medal game Saturday night at Thunderbird Stadium.

UBC dominant defensively in latest Canada West championship success as attention turns to “tough” battles ahead at U Sports nationalsAFTN
Another year, another Canada West championship for UBC, but the Thunderbirds’ focus is already on next week’s U Sports Men’s championship in Montreal, as the Birds look to exorcise the ghosts of disappointment that haunted them after last year’s poor showing at the nationals that saw them bounced out of title contention at the first hurdle.

WSOC: T-Birds claim Canada West silverUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds ran into a stingy defence Saturday as they failed to find the back of the net, falling 1-0 to the Calgary Dinos in the Canada West championship Final at Edmonton’s Clarke Stadium.

MSOC: Early lead for SFU not enough to shut out SPUSFU
The SFU Men’s Soccer team had a hot start against Seattle Pacific on Saturday night. Unfortunately, despite a tough battle, the team could not cultivate the win against SPU.

WSOC: SFU’s play not enough to overcome early goals against in LaceySFU
The Simon Fraser Women’s soccer team registered 13 shots but was unable to find the back of the net as they fell to the Saint Martin’s University Saints by a score of 2-0 in Lacey, WA on Saturday afternoon.

2019 BC Soccer Assoc. Annual General Meeting UpdateBCSA
The BC Soccer Association Annual General Meeting took place Saturday, November 2, 2019 and amongst the highlights was the re-election of Carlos Grosso as First Vice President and Ralph Luongo as the newly elected Vice President, Adult. Alongside the elections of Carlos and Ralph, Don Moslin and John Charlton were re-elected as Directors for three-year terms. After a year off, Don Dancey rejoins the board on a three-year term with Leanna Napolitano being re-elected on a two-year term.

Dr. Charles Best heading back to soccer provincialsTri City News
The “rebuilding” Blue Devils from Dr. Charles Best secondary are heading to the senior boys soccer provincial championships, later this month in Burnaby.

BC Soccer Assoc. recognizes 26 individuals, and 4 Organizations of Distinction at 2019 Awards.BCSA
As part of its Annual General Meeting weekend activities, BC Soccer Assoc. hosted its awards luncheon at the Sheraton Guildford where some of the Province’s brightest young participants were recognized alongside many long-term servants to our sport.

MVP of the Week: Soccer to SocraticNorthern View
David Armstrong is showing his skills on the soccer field, debate team, and beyond.

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! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

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.

Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer is now accepting candidate applications for its Board of Directors for terms commencing November 2019. Elections for these positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 2nd .

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
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HIGHLIGHTS: Forge FC crowned CPL champions in win over CavalryCanPL
Forge FC, 2019 Canadian Premier League champions. The Hamilton outfit clawed their way to lifting the North Star Shield for the first time on Saturday, as they downed Cavalry FC 1-0 at ATCO Field, Spruce Meadows, which added insurance to the 1-0 lead they earned a week prior at Tim Hortons Field. A late goal was the cherry on top for Forge, who took Finals 2019 2-0 on aggregate.

“Worthy winners” Forge FC make history and claim inaugural Canadian Premier League championshipAFTN
Football is beautiful, but God, can it ever be cruel. Cavalry FC learned that the hard way Nov. 2, losing 1-0 to Forge FC in the second leg of the inaugural Canadian Premier League final.

With Cavalry FC’s first year in the books, call it a successCalgary Sun
Never mind the finale. Cavalry FC can call its first season quite the success. Both on and off the field.

Canada eliminated after tough loss to New Zealand at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019CSA
Canada were eliminated from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 after a tough 1:0 loss to New Zealand in the group finale. Canada dominated with 61% possession, 21 shots and a barrage of chances, but couldn’t beat the goalkeeper save for one chance that was called back by the Video Assistant Referee.

Labbe, Piette named Canada Soccer players of the month for OctoberSportsnet
Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe and midfielder Samuel Piette are Canada Soccer’s players of the month for October.

WSOC: Rowe scores twice to lead Cape Breton Capers to third consecutive AUS championshipChronicle Herald
Alliyah Rowe was lost for words after the Cape Breton University Capers game on Sunday. The Kitchener, Ont., product scored twice, including the game winner, to lead the No. 2 seed Capers to their third consecutive Atlantic University Sport women’s soccer championship, defeating the No. 1 seed Acadia Axewomen 3-2 at the Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex turf in Sydney.


DelPiccolo’s Header Sends LouCity Back to East FinalUSL
Paolo DelPiccolo’s header in the 118th minute sent No. 4 seed Louisville City FC to its fifth consecutive Eastern Conference Final with a 2-1 comeback victory over No. 1 seed Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Saturday night at Highmark Stadium in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Pasher Lifts Eleven Past Nashville, Into Eastern FinalUSL
A second-half goal by Tyler Pasher proved the difference as No. 3 seed Indy Eleven eliminated No. 2 seed Nashville SC with a 1-0 win in the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs in front of 4,174 fans at First Tennessee Park on Saturday night.

Locomotive FC Rolls Past Republic FC Into Western FinalUSL
El Paso Locomotive FC continued rolling through the USL Championship Playoffs on Saturday night as the No. 6 seed earned its first home postseason win with an impressive 3-0 victory over No. 7 seed Sacramento Republic FC in the Western Conference Semifinals at Southwest University Park.

Monarchs Bring Curtain Down on Rising FC’s SeasonUSL
Once again, the No. 1 seed in the USL Championship’s Western Conference will not be its representative at the USL Championship Final.

Landon Donovan’s USL club has a name and crestNBC Sports
USMNT and MLS legend Landon Donovan’s new USL Championship club has a name and logo.


Women’s League Cup: White strikes for Man City, Arsenal meet shootout defeatThe Guardian
Both Manchester clubs picked up wins in the Women’s League Cup on Sunday.

National Women’s Soccer League making significant changes to salary cap structureOregon Live
The National Women’s Soccer League is making significant changes to its salary cap structure and compensation guidelines ahead of the 2020 season.

Matildas sign world-first pay deal to join Socceroos on equal moneyNews.com.au
For the first time in world football, the Socceroos and Matildas will earn the same pay packets as part of a landmark pay deal.

READY FOR RE-ENTRY: NWSL to announce its Re-Entry Wire Monday Front Row Soccer
The National Women’s Soccer League will announce the 2019 Re-Entry Wire on Monday at 10 a.m. PT as part of its end of season process.


Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Pulisic’s long wait pays off, Rodgers helps Vardy roll back the years and Nuno the perfectionist is back on track.

Niko Kovac leaves Bayern Munich after heavy defeatDW
After a 5-1 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt, Niko Kovac has left Bayern Munich by mutual consent. The coach has paid the price for a disappointing start to Bayern’s Bundesliga campaign despite winning the double last year.

Bundesliga Bulletin: Bayern humbling costs Kovac’s job, Werner’s special featDW
One of the most memorable Bundesliga weekends saw two fierce derbies, an 8-0 win and a Bayern humbling that cost Niko Kovac his job. Timo Werner, Thorgan Hazard and Union Berlin had a better time of it on Matchday 10.

Andre Gomes: Everton midfielder suffers horrific ankle injury against TottenhamBBC Sport
Everton striker Cenk Tosun says he would rather not have scored the 97th-minute equaliser against Tottenham if it meant Andre Gomes had not suffered his horrific ankle injury.

La Liga roundup: Real Sociedad win, pull level with Barcelona and Real MadridNBC Sports
Real Sociedad’s last-minute win in Granada highlights La Liga’s Sunday action.

Saint-Etienne beat Monaco as Puel run goes onLigue 1
Denis Bouanga’s second-half goal saw AS Saint-Etienne beat AS Monaco 1-0 at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday as Les Verts kept their unbeaten run going under Claude Puel.

Serie A roundup: Late Correa goal squeezes Lazio past MilanNBC Sports
Aside from the disgusting racist abuse that Mario Balotelli received from Hellas Verona supporters, Lazio’s late victory over Rossoneri highlights Serie A’s Sunday action.

Balotelli returned to Italy with hope. It has been crushed again by racismThe Guardian
The racist abuse of Mario Balotelli made for another awful day in Serie A, made worse by those who deny it is even occurring.

San Siro lives to fight another day as Inter and AC Milan told they can’t knock it downInside World Football
The two Milan clubs have been given approval to go-ahead with development of a new stadium but it will not be at the expense of knocking down the San Siro.

Chelsea appeal against FIFA transfer ban due to be heard by CAS on November 20Four Four Two
Chelsea’s appeal against a two-window transfer ban imposed by FIFA is due to come before the Court of Arbitration for Sport on November 20.

Alfredo Morelos drives Rangers through to League Cup final against CelticThe Guardian
Rangers lie between Celtic and a 10th domestic honour in succession after Steven Gerrard’s team sealed a League Cup final berth with a comprehensive dismissal of Hearts.

Cardiff face three-window ban if they fail to make first Sala paymentFour Four Two
Cardiff face a three-window transfer ban unless they pay the first instalment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala to Nantes.

U-17 WC: Latin sides shine as group stage concludesFIFA
The final matchday of the group stage at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup was notable for winning performances from the four Spanish-speaking countries on Sunday’s slate, who have all advanced to the Round of 16.

Flamengo play their way to record €142m revenueInside World Football
On the back of sporting success Flamengo are enjoying record revenues of €142.8 million for the first nine months of 2019.

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