VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
The De Jong Factor: With the CPL beckoning after his Whitecaps departure, could we see some other familiar faces put pen to paper for 2019? – AFTN
On Monday afternoon the Whitecaps announced that they had agreed to mutually part ways with Marcel de Jong, with the word on the street soon after that de Jong was in fact going to, or already had signed with, Pacific FC.
Vancouver Whitecaps: South Korean football expert on Hwang In-beom – MLS Multiplex
The Vancouver Whitecaps signed South Korean midfielder Hwang In-beom on a Designated Player contract this offseason. I spoke to South Korean football expert Steve Price to get the lowdown on the 22-year-old.
TFC coach Vanney has completely new mindset for his side this season – Toronto Sun
They say leaders and deep-thinkers open their hearts and minds when surrounded by natural beauty. There certainly seemed to be some of that on Wednesday when Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney spoke candidly about what he had learned from his club’s trying 2018 season and how he plans to bring the 2017 MLS champion Reds back to prominence this year.
Diallo, Novillo score as Impact down Nashville in MLS pre-season action – Edmonton Journal
Zakaria Diallo and Harry Novillo scored late in the second half to power the Montreal Impact to a 2-0 win over Nashville SC on Wednesday in MLS pre-season action.
Philadelphia Union beat Birmingham Legion 3-1 in preseason match – The Brotherly Game
Ilsinho ended the Philadelphia Union’s preseason scoring draught with an equalizer 15 minutes in and Kacper Przybylko and David Accam tacked on goals in the second half to seal a 3-1 win over Birmingham Legion on Wednesday night.
MLS is spoiling the start of Andrew Gutman’s pro career – Stars & Stripes FC
Andrew Gutman won’t be joining Nashville SC on loan after all as his pro career takes yet another twist before it even starts. After a delay in signing for Celtic that involved a widespread Twitter rumor that he had gone AWOL, that turned out to be false, the team announced that he’d signed and would be heading to USL. Apparently that won’t be happening. Nashville put out a statement Saturday stating that since they are going to be in MLS next year they won’t be taking him on loan since the league doesn’t support the deal.
Nashville CEO Ian Ayre confirms 2020 season to be played at Nissan Stadium – MLS
When Nashville MLS begin play in 2020 it will be at Nissan Stadium, the club’s CEO confirmed recently.
BC SOCCER NEWS
VIDEO: Pacific FC add another national-level talent to roster – CHEK
Ben Fisk most recently played with Derry City of the Ireland Premier Division. The 26-year-old Burnaby native says he’s excited to represent the West Coast in the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League.
Week 18 FVSL Umbro Premier League Roundup – BC Soccer Web
Week 18 provided our first major step towards crowning an Umbro Premier League champion as Port Moody have firmly place one hand on the title win the finish line in sight.
VMSL Week 20 Round-up: CCB close in on title after crucial win over West Van (with video highlights) – AFTN
With four VMSL Premier teams involved in the Preliminary Round of the 2019 Imperial Cup last weekend, that made for a curtailed league schedule, with only three matches played in the top flight. But with one of those matches being a battle between the top two teams in the division, there was some tasty action on display.
Coastal FC set to unveil new indoor facility – Surrey Now Leader
Semiahmoo Peninsula-based Coastal FC is just weeks away from opening an indoor soccer facility – something the organization’s executive director called a ‘legacy piece’ for the organization and a boon to the community as a whole.
49ers dig deep to beat Gorge FC – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Digging deep and getting some unexpected performances from their players, the Cowichan 49ers kept their destiny in their own hands by eking out a 2-1 win over Gorge FC at the Sherman Road turf on Saturday evening.
VAFC: MEET THE NEW COACHING STAFF – Vancouver Athletic FC
VAFC is proud to announce that we’ve expanded our technical coaching staff.
Free soccer camp in Guildford aims to get girls in the game – Surrey Now Leader
Guildford Athletic Club is holding a five-week camp free for girls looking to play soccer.
Canadian soccer star Sophie Schmidt speaks at UFV – Chilliwack Progress
The two-time Olympic bronze medalist will receive an honourary degree and talk about her experiences.
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.
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
Canada Soccer outline 2019 Canadian Championship Draw Format – CSA
Match-ups for the 2019 Canadian Championship will be announced 12 February following a Draw to determine the competition schedule. The competition will feature 24 games over five rounds including three Qualifying Rounds, the Semi-Final and Final.
Water(man) Always Finds A Way – Cavalry FC
Cavalry FC is pleased to announce the signing of Midfielder Joel Waterman (CAN), the club’s second-round pick of 2018 CPL-U SPORTS Draft.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Expect some scoring punch up front for Ottawa Fury FC this season – Toronto Sun
Following an off-season that had a big bump in the road, Ottawa Fury FC coach Nikola Popovic isn’t so worried about what’s behind his team, he’s more focused and excited about what’s ahead.
Swope Park Rangers Sign Former NE Revolution RB Mark Segbers – The Blue Testament
The roster build for Sporting Kansas City’s B-Team, the Swope Park Rangers, got another jolt on Wednesday with the announcement that the club signed fullback Mark Segbers. The 22-year-old is a St. Louis native who went to college at the University of Wisconsin and picked up United Soccer Coaches DI National Scholar Player of the Year and MAC Player of the Year honors while in school.
Midfielder Sam Gleadle Re-Signs With Reno 1868 FC – KTVN
Midfielder Sam Gleadle has re-signed with Reno 1868 FC pending league and federation approval, the club announced Wednesday.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Nikita Parris fires Manchester City past Chelsea and into Continental Cup final – The Guardian
The Manchester City manager was full of praise for Nikita Parris after she scored twice against Chelsea to secure a place in the Continental Cup final. “She has a ridiculous intensity to her play and at the minute she’s on form and her mentality is high, it’s a real asset to have someone like that on your team,” said Nick Cushing.
The slow rise of women’s soccer and how the Union could bring it to Philly – Philly Soccer Page
Last week, the women’s Athletic Bilbao vs. Atletico Madrid match drew the highest attendance for a women’s club-level match in Europe at 48,121. The men’s Athletic Bilbao club only averaged 46,860 this season at home. It’s been a slow climb for women’s professional soccer around the world, and it’s still has a ways to go. In the US, one of the best ways to grow women’s soccer has been men’s soccer, somewhat ironically.
Denmark wants to stage Women’s European Championship in 2025 – BBC Sport
Denmark wants to host the Women’s European Championship in 2025, the Danish Football Association’s head of women’s elite football has told BBC Sport.
Macarena Sánchez: the Argentinian who is suing her club and federation – The Guardian
The 27-year-old is taking legal action to highlight the inequality between the men’s and women’s games.
JD Sports removes Scotland kit photo after complaint – BBC
Scotland’s official football kit retailer has removed a suggestive photo advertising women’s football strips after a father complained.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
El Clasico: Real gets away goal in 1st leg Copa del Rey draw – NBC Sports
Real Madrid takes an away goals advantage away from its Copa del Rey semifinal first leg at Barcelona following a 1-1 draw in El Clasico.
3 times Liverpool were knocked off their Premier League perch – Sportsnet
Groundhog Day may have already passed but déjà vu can’t seem to escape the Reds.
Scottish Premiership roundup: Rangers win thriller on busy night for Morelos – The Guardian
Rangers opened up a five-point gap to third-placed Aberdeen with a 4-2 win at Pittodrie on an eventful evening for Alfredo Morelos: the striker scored two first-half goals, missed a glorious chance to clinch his hat-trick and moments later was sent off – his third red card this season against Aberdeen.
PSG taken to extra time in French Cup by third-tier side – Sportsnet
A week before facing Manchester United in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain needed extra time to see off a struggling third-tier side in the French Cup.
UEFA president Ceferin re-elected, won’t be FIFA ‘yes man’ – NBC Sports
Promising European soccer leaders that he won’t be a “yes man” for FIFA’s expansion plans, Aleksander Ceferin was re-elected as president of UEFA for four more years on Thursday.
Body recovered from wreckage of soccer player Emiliano Sala’s plane – Winnipeg Sun
Authorities have recovered a body from the seabed wreckage of a plane that was carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot.
Liga MX: Morelia president says extortion calls affecting players – ESPN
Over half of Liga MX club Morelia’s players have received calls attempting to extort them and signing new faces from abroad has been complicated due to insecurity concerns, according to club president Alvaro Davila.
PLAYERS IN CAMEROON STRUGGLE TO FEED FAMILIES – FIFPro
Professional footballers at nine clubs in Cameroon have not received their salaries for more than one season.
Corruption, murder and how Ghana’s football has ground to a halt – The Guardian
It is eight months since Ghana’s last domestic game after a bribery scandal exposé that may have led to a journalist’s assassination.