BC Soccer News, Thursday, February 20, 2020




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020, 7:30 PM



Cavallini, Adnan score to lead ‘Caps to victory over Revs in preseason friendlyWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC defeated New England Revolution 2-0 in a preseason friendly at Providence Park on Wednesday evening behind goals from new marquee striker Lucas Cavallini and left back Ali Adnan.

Deportivo Saprissa 2, Montreal Impact 2 | 2020 Concacaf Champions League Match RecapMLS
The Montreal Impact struck twice in the first 22 minutes, but conceded a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes to settle for a 2-2 draw against host Deportivo Saprissa in the opening leg of the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Impact squanders two-goal lead in road tie vs. Deportivo SaprissaSudbury Star
Montreal began the Thierry Henry coaching era with a surprising 2-2 tie Wednesday night against Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa in San José.

Toronto FC fall to Fire in pre-season playTSN
Chicago Fire FC scored two first-half goals to defeat a young Toronto FC side 2-0 in MLS pre-season play Wednesday.

WGN-TV to air 24 Chicago Fire Football Club games in landmark multi-year broadcast agreementWGN
Chicago Fire Football Club and Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV today announced a multi-year partnership that will make WGN-TV the home for all locally broadcast Fire home and away matches. Coverage will begin with the 2020 season as the Club returns to Soldier Field.


Pacific FC land former USL goalkeeper IrvingTimes Colonist
Callum Irving always knew what position he wanted to play in soccer. Dad Rob Irving guarded the goal for Simon Fraser University, so it’s almost genetic. “It’s in the blood,” said the younger Irving.

Cowichan LMG dumps JDF from cupCowichan Valley Citizen
Grayson Chalifoux scored twice last Friday as Cowichan LMG earned its way into the first round of the Sir John Jackson Cup tournament with a 3-1 victory over Juan de Fuca at the Sherman Road turf.

49ers slip past Steelheads in all-Cowichan Grover openerCowichan Valley Citizen
The Cowichan 49ers will get to move on in the Tony Grover Cup tournament, but it comes at the expense of their crosstown friendly rivals, the Cowichan Steelheads.

TRU Men’s Soccer to have Spring ID camp this weekendTRU Wolfpack
There may be snow still on the ground, but the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team will be out on the field this weekend. The WolfPack are holding their annual Spring ID camp at Hillside Stadium on Saturday and Sunday (Feb 22-23)

A piece of history: Christine Sinclair record-breaking match-worn jersey on display at BC Sports Hall of FameCSA
The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame has partnered with the BC Sports Hall of Fame to showcase Christine Sinclair’s record-breaking match-worn jersey before her return home to BC Place on Tuesday 14 April. The authentic match-worn jersey and other mementos from the game in which she set the world’s all-time international goalscoring record will be on display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame for eight weeks in the lead up Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team home match in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

Tickets for Canadian men’s soccer match in Langford on sale todayTimes Colonist
Tickets for the Canada versus Trinidad and Tobago international soccer game March 27 at Westhills Stadium go on sale today at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.ca or by phoning 1-855-985-5000.

VIDEO: From Decisions to DebriefYouTube (BCSA)
Follow 3 Provincial Referees as they officiate a Jackson Cup match on Vancouver Island. This is BC Soccer’s “Adult Integration” Program, which allows referees to experience travel, different environments, and new teams .

Canada returns to Vancouver Island for March Men’s International FriendlyCSA
Canada Soccer will return to Vancouver Island for a 2020 Men’s International Friendly match on 27 March in Langford, British Columbia. The Friday night match will feature Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team against Concacaf rivals Trinidad and Tobago as Canada continues to prepare for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in the Fall of 2020. The home match also gives Pacific coast fans a chance to watch some of their favourite heroes while turning Westhills Stadium into a fortress for their Men’s National Team.

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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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.





TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020, 7:30 PM


CPL reveals 2020 season home openers; full schedule to come Feb. 21CanPL
The Canadian Premier League announced on Thursday when each CPL city will get its first taste of regular season action, revealing the dates for every club’s 2020 home opener.

Cavalry adds Brazilian talent Luca to rosterEdmonton Journal
Cavalry FC has added more Brazilian flair to the roster with Richard Luca Rosa Da Silva Sousa, simply known as Richard Luca, signing on for the 2020 soccer season.

FC Edmonton signs Peruvian winger Raúl TitoCanPL
FC Edmonton’s attack continued to take shape on Wednesday, with the announcement that Peruvian winger Raúl Tito will be joining the club for 2020.

FC Edmonton signs 22-year-old Peruvian winger, calls move a ‘significant attacking addition’Global
The addition of Tito, a winger from Peru, marks the second time this off-season that the Eddies have brought in international talent to solidify its presence in the midfield. Earlier this month, the team announced the signing of Erik Zetterberg, a 22-year-old midfielder from Sweden.

Winnipeg soccer tournament ‘giving refugees a chance’CHVN
Several organizations in Winnipeg are partnering together to help young refugees stay away from Winnipeg’s gang scene through the love of soccer.


Four-star City claim W-League premiershipESPN
Melbourne City wrapped up their second W-League premiership with a one-sided 4-0 win over an understrength Western Sydney Wanderers on Thursday.

NWSL announces 2020 home openersNWSL
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) today announced the 2020 home openers for each of its nine teams. All clubs will play their home openers within the first two weeks of the season except for Reign FC who will host the Chicago Red Stars in Tacoma on May 3.

Sky Blue FC gains new minority partner, Houston Dash signs jersey sponsorSportbusiness.com
National Women’s Soccer League team Sky Blue FC has announced businessman and tech author Ed Nalbandian as a new minority owner.

Spanish women break new ground with first collective pay deal Inside World Football
Spain’s women footballers have signed a historic first collective agreement over pay and conditions, after a battle for rights that led to an unprecedented strike in November.

Berhalter made almost as much as Jill Ellis in first few monthsNBC Sports
American men’s soccer coach Gregg Berhalter earned nearly as much from the U.S. Soccer Federation in his first four months as women’s counterpart Jill Ellis took home in 12.


UCL Rewind: RB Leipzig edges Tottenham, Atalanta downs ValenciaSBI
The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first legs continued on Wednesday with two teams grabbing important advantages ahead of the March return legs.

Man City beats West Ham to backdrop of anti-UEFA chantsSportsnet
To the backdrop of some aggressive anti-UEFA chants and banners, Manchester City beat West Ham 2-0 in the Premier League on Wednesday in its first match since being banned from European competitions for the next two seasons.

Mikel Arteta sounds warning as Arsenal prepare for challenge of OlympiakosThe Guardian
Mikel Arteta has told his young players that there will be no hiding place amid a ferocious atmosphere against Olympiakos on Thursday night, and that he expects to see a bold performance during a tie that will shape Arsenal’s season.

Everton pick Laing O’Rourke to build £500m new stadiumInside World Football
Everton have appointed construction firm Laing O’Rourke to build the club’s new £500 million, 52,000-seat stadium under a pre-construction services agreement.

Euro 2020 tickets: Uefa apologises to fans over cancellationsBBC Sport
Uefa has apologised for a technical error over Euro 2020 tickets that has left fans hundreds of pounds out of pocket.

Fury and intrigue as Swiss charge Valcke and Al-Khelaifi with bribery over World Cup rightsInside World Football
The Swiss Attorney General has issued an indictment against the former FIFA secretary general Jerôme Valcke, the chairman of the BeIN Media Group, Nasser Al-Khelaifi (who is also president of PSG and a UEFA executive committee member), and an unnamed businessman.

South Korean fans checked for virus before soccer matchTSN
Fans of South Korean club Suwon Bluewings had to submit a medical questionnaire, wear a mask and have their temperature taken before watching the team play in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday.

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