VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
‘Caps earn 1-1 preseason draw with Club Tijuana thanks to late PC equalizer – Whitecaps FC
A late equalizer from Victor “PC” Giro helped Vancouver Whitecaps FC earn a 1-1 draw with the reserves of Liga MX side Club Tijuana on Wednesday afternoon at Dignity Health Sports Park.
Teen Simon says he feels more like a part of the Whitecaps now – The Province
Just over a year ago this week, Simon Colyn’s name was first introduced to the Vancouver Whitecaps’ mainstream fan.
CCL MATCH RECAP: Red Bulls Top Atlético Pantoja, 2-0, in Leg 1 – NYRB
The New York Red Bulls took care of business in the Dominican Republic, picking up a comfortable 2-0 win over Atletico Pantoja to open their 2019 Concacaf Champions League campaign. The result gives the Red Bulls a very strong chance to advance to the quarterfinals when they host Pantoja in the return leg of the series on Feb. 27.
Atlanta United heads to Costa Rica for Concacaf Champions League – Pro Soccer USA
Atlanta United FC begins its quest for more trophies on Thursday, when the club embarks on its first campaign in the Concacaf Champions League.
Embarrassing loss in Champions League shows that TFC needs some help – Sudbury Star
Toronto FC dug such a deep hole against Panamanian club Independiente La Chorrera on Tuesday night in CONCACAF Champions League action that they’re going to need 11 players and a ladder to climb out of it. A hole so deep that Panamanian officials accused them of trying to dig a second canal.
Chicago Fire Battle FC Cincinnati to a 1-1 Draw in Carolina Challenge Cup – Chicago Fire
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club battled FC Cincinnati to a 1-1 draw in the Carolina Challenge Cup at MUSC Health Stadium on Wednesday night.
Revolution 2, Orlando 6: Revs get chewed up by the Lions – The Bent Musket
You never want to see your team concede six goals, even if its preseason. Unfortunately for fans of the New England Revolution, that’s exactly what their team did on Wednesday. In their final game of the Orlando City Invitational, the Revs lost 6-2 to the tournament’s host.
Tampa Bay Rowdies 0, Montreal Impact 0 | 2019 MLS Preseason Match Recap – MLS
The Montreal Impact drew the Tampa Bay Rowdies 0-0 on Wednesday night in the 2019 MLS Preseason Presented by Advocare, on a night when Impact defender Ken Krolicki had to be stretchered off.
Why the Colorado Rapids and other MLS teams are so secretive about the preseason – Denver Post
Soccer doesn’t have “exhibition matches.” Not by that lingo. Primarily because the games aren’t on exhibit. Most MLS teams don’t stream or provide a cable broadcast of their games in early February. Why all the secrecy?
Sounders FC falls 2-0 to Club Nacional Wednesday evening in preseason international friendly – Sounders FC
In its lone Seattle-based preseason match ahead of the 2019 MLS season, Sounders FC hosted Club Nacional of Uruguay, falling 2-0 on Wednesday evening at CenturyLink Field.
Jim Curtin acknowledges Union’s lineup isn’t set; Marco Fabián scores first goal in preseason win – Philly.com
With a week and a half to go until the Union’s season starts, manager Jim Curtin acknowledged Wednesday that some key positions in the lineup still aren’t settled yet.
Nashville SC to keep its name, unveils logo for MLS 2020 – NBC Sports
Nashville SC will remain Nashville SC when it moves into Major League Soccer next season, the USL club announced on Wednesday.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Okanagan FC ready to reestablish soccer culture in Kelowna – Kelowna Capital News
Kelowna’s soccer scene is about to make a resurgence. After its inaugural year in Kelowna’s Men’s League, the Okanagan Football Club is almost set to bring an even more competitive level of soccer back to Kelowna competing in the Pacific Coast Soccer League in 2019.
VICTORIA HIGHLANDERS FC ANNOUNCE 2019 SEASON TICKET PRICING – Highlanders FC
Victoria Highlanders FC announced today their family friendly season ticket prices for the upcoming 2019 USL League 2 campaign. All tickets include 8 home matches are set at $75 for adults and $55 for youth.
2019 BC Soccer Association Scholarship Applications open until March 31 (PDF File) – BCSA
BC Soccer awards a number of scholarships each year. Scholarships are awarded by BC Soccer to successful applicants who are currently participating in affiliated soccer and have done so for 3 or more years as a player, referee, coach, or administrator.
Lake Side Buoys Charter Bus from Victoria for Canada vs. French Guiana on March 24 – Lake Side Buoys
Looking to join in on the excitement of supporting the Canadian Men’s National Team in a Concacaf Nations League Qualifier match at BC Place, but don’t want to have a hassle getting there?
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.
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
Canadian Premier League joins forces with Spain-based media partner – Prince George Citizen
Less than 10 weeks before kickoff, the Canadian Premier League has unveiled its media partner with ambitious plans to showcase soccer in Canada.
MEDIAPRO to usher in new era of unprecedented access to Canadian soccer – Canadian Premier League
It is a long-term project with a vision for what soccer can become in this country, providing a never-before-seen level of content on matchdays … and beyond.
Cavalry FC signs young fullback – Edmonton Journal
Cavalry FC looked across the pond for the latest addition to its roster.
Soccer player De Carolis signs in Canadian Premier League – Leader Post
After three seasons in Sweden, soccer player Alex De Carolis of Sarnia will continue his pro career closer to home.
Canada Soccer Hall of Fame to induct Past Canadian Players from 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s – CSA
Forever rivals Firefighters FC and Columbus FC will meet again on a Sunday afternoon in Vancouver, albeit this time under much friendlier circumstances. On 24 March 2019, heroes from the two Organisations of Distinction will be inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of a special class of Past Canadian Players from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
Club and country: CPL players who have reached senior Canadian national team – Canadian Premier League
Marcel De Jong is the latest Canadian national team player to join the league – and certainly the one player with the most caps thus far – but he is not alone in having earned the honour of representing Les Rouges at the international level. Here’s a rundown of the CPL players who have earned a look at the Canadian national team’s senior squad, whether on match day or in training camps.
Lancers enters into new soccer partnership with Windsor TFC – Sudbury Star
Windsor TFC and the University of Windsor Lancers men’s soccer program have entered into a new partnership that will tie the two clubs together.
Cambridge soccer player signs with NCAA Division 1 school – Kitchener Today
Seanan Main will be heading to the United States in the fall to continue his education and play soccer.
Woman From Stoughton Wins SSA Volunteer of The Year – Discover Estevan
The Saskatchewan Soccer Association held its provincial soccer league awards, and while most of the names were from big cities from around the province there was one local name that stood out. Erin Clark of Stoughton was nominated and received the Volunteer of the Year Award. Clark is the president of the Stoughton soccer club and the award came as a pleasant surprise.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
FURY FC SIGNS YOUNG CANADIAN GK JORDAN TISSEUR – Ottawa Fury
With three weeks before the 2019 USL Championship season opener, Ottawa Fury FC has announced the signing of young Canadian goalkeeper Jordan Tisseur (TEE-sir), pending league and federation approval. Tisseur was invited to camp after being spotted by Fury FC staff at a showcase in January and has been training with the Ottawa club ever since.
Portland Timbers 0, Phoenix Rising FC 1 | 2019 Preseason Match Recap – MLS
Former MLS striker Adam Jahn found the back of the net late in the match to lead his new team, Phoenix Rising FC, to a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday evening in Tucson as part of the Mobile Mini Sun Cup.
LA GALAXY II DEFEAT ORANGE COUNTY SC IN PRESEASON MATCH – LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy II secured a 1-0 victory against Orange County SC in a preseason closed-door scrimmage on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium.
USL League One lands on ESPN+ for inaugural season – SportsPro Media
ESPN+, the Disney-owned over-the-top (OTT) sports subscription platform, has struck a deal to live stream every match from the United Soccer League’s (USL) rebranded League One, North American soccer’s third tier.
USL Championship Defenders to Watch in 2019 – USL
In this week’s edition of our preseason preview series we turn our attention to those who comprise the all-important back lines around the USL Championship. Here are 10 defenders who will be expected to play important roles for their respective sides as they look to lift the USL Cup in 2019.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
The 2023 Women’s World Cup bidding process will be one fascinating mystery – The Equalizer
FIFA expects to decide the hosts of the 2023 Women’s World Cup in March 2020 – about a year later than the timeline for the past two Women’s World Cup host selections. In contrast, the 2026 Men’s World Cup hosts were already decided as of June last year.
NWSL Announces End To Partnership With A&E, Here’s What It Means – Forbes
The National Women’s Soccer League and A&E Networks announced a premature end to the television partnership between the two entities, one year ahead of the conclusion of a three-year deal.
Australian soccer says no inquiry into firing of Stajcic – London Free Press
Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop says there won’t be an inquiry into the controversial firing of former national women’s coach Alen Stajcic.
Snobs are wrong about women’s Serie A. It’s tight at the top and I’m learning – The Guardian
A salary cap makes it hard for Italy to attract the world’s best but being at Juventus has shown me the standard is high.
Women’s EURO 2021 qualifying draw made – UEFA
The nine groups have been set with Russia among opponents for holders the Netherlands.
US World Cup winning coach Ellis was paid less than the men’s U-20 coach. Why? – The Guardian
The women’s team brings huge revenues – and trophies – for US Soccer. But the federation knows its coach is unlikely to be tempted to go elsewhere.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UCL Rewind: Atletico Madrid tops Juventus, Man City rallies past Schalke – SBI
Cristiano Ronaldo’s quest to deliver Juventus an elusive UEFA Champions League title took a major hit against a familiar foe.
Sevilla knocks out Lazio to reach Europa League round of 16 – NBC Sports
Former champion Sevilla became the first team to reach the round of 16 in the Europa League with a 2-0 victory over Lazio on Wednesday in a game that saw both sides have a player sent off.
Juve: ‘No use crying over spilt milk’ after ‘ugly’ first leg loss – NBC Sports
Max Allegri and Juventus look set to fall short of a UEFA Champions League title again, and this time are staring down an exit before the quarterfinals.
Midfielder Lassana Diarra leaves PSG by mutual consent – London Free Press
Veteran midfielder Lassana Diarra has terminated his contract with French league leader Paris Saint-Germain by mutual agreement.
CAF pick Port Said as one of venues for AFCON 2019 in Egypt – Inside World Football
The stadium where 74 people lost their lives in one the worst tragedies to hit world football in recent years has been selected as one of the six venues for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Manchester City fan in ‘critical condition’ after alleged assault in Germany – The Guardian
Manchester City have confirmed that a supporter is in “a critical condition in hospital” after an alleged assault following their Champions League victory over Schalke on Wednesday.