VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
REAL SALT LAKE vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
MLS MATCHDAY #2
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019, 3:00 PM
RIO TINTO STADIUM, SANDY, UTAH
TV: TSN 1 RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN DIRECT
Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview – MLS
Real Salt Lake turned Rio Tinto Stadium into a fortress of sorts last year, going 11-2-4 throughout the regular season.
Whitecaps working to ensure they won’t be left behind at left back – The Province
The Caps’ shallow depth at left back will be an issue until the team addresses it in the transfer market.
Whitecaps sign former Georgetown University defender Brendan McDonough – London Free Press
The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed centre back Brendan McDonough to an Major League Soccer contract for 2019 with options through 2022.
Vancouver Whitecaps Development Report (February 2019) – Eighty-Six Forever
The title of this article keeps changing every year because the Vancouver Whitecaps keep changing their development strategy. This year we have the development team, a newly founded team that will play a series of friendlies throughout the year.
CONCACAF Champions League roundup: MLS 0-4 in 1st legs – NBC Sports
Major League Soccer’s four CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinalists require second leg comebacks to find places in the semifinals after Sporting KC and Atlanta United lost on Thursday.
Frank De Boer’s mismanagement all but ends Atlanta United’s CCL hopes – SBI
Atlanta United’s first Concacaf Champions League campaign is all but over, and Frank De Boer is largely to blame.
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids | 2019 MLS Match Preview – MLS
The Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids combined for seven goals in Week 1 wins, so the Western Conference foes could be in line for a goal explosion Saturday night at CenturyLink Field.
LA Galaxy sign US midfielder Joe Corona from Liga MX – SF Chronicle
The Galaxy announced a permanent deal Wednesday for Corona, who won the Liga MX title last season with Club America.
LA Galaxy hopes to reunite Rami with Zlatan, Dos Santos – NBC Sports
The LA Galaxy hopes to convince a World Cup winner to trade Marseille, France, for Carson, California.
MLS Grows Younger, More Diverse with Youngest Class of Newcomers – MLS
Major League Soccer is once again leading the charge in diversity (as determined by birthplace) in the North American sports landscape. From its current pool of 655 players, an MLS-record 73 countries are represented, the most of any professional soccer league in the world and more than any sports league in North America.
FC Dallas fact-check Ibrahimovic in political campaign-style ad – ESPN
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is always good for a headline-worthy quote, but FC Dallas have responded to LA Galaxy star’s preseason claim that he’ll “break every record there is” as simply #FakeNews.
BC SOCCER NEWS
PACIFIC FC vs. HFX WANDERERS FC
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY #1
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM
WESTHILLS STADIUM, LANGFORD, BC
FVSL Pakenham Cup Roundup – BC Soccer Web
With the snow finally gone play was able to resume in the Fraser Valley and this meant is was time for cup season! The action got underway for Umbro Premier League and Division 1 teams in the Pakenham Cup, the oldest challenge cup on offer in British Columbia, which has been highly sought after since 1909!
Cowichan LMG makes strides toward Garrison and Jackson cups – Lake Cowichan Gazette
In two games last week, Cowichan LMG took a huge step toward securing a fifth-straight Garrison Cup title and started their journey toward the Jackson Cup final.
Vancouver Island star athletes Jamie Benn, Callum Montgomery meet in Dallas – CTV News
It was a made-on-Vancouver Island meeting as Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn welcomed newly drafted FC Dallas player Callum Montgomery into the Stars’ locker room Tuesday.
The 2019 BC Soccer Web Super Schedule of Soccer in BC – BC Soccer Web
With so much soccer happening in BC this year, it’s getting tougher to keep track of the big matches and your favourite teams. BC Soccer Web has you covered! Here, in one spot, are the combined schedules for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Pacific FC, TSS Rovers and Highlanders FC. We’ll also be adding the WPSL teams, along with the marquee matches from the amateur ranks as those dates become set, so keep coming back for the latest updates.
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
CANADA vs. FRENCH GUIANA
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019, 3:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
Canada takes Bronze at Algarve Cup with 0:0 (6:5) win over Sweden – CSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team defeated Sweden 0:0 (6:5) on penalty kicks to earn seven points and third place at the 2019 Algarve Cup. Canada earlier drew with Iceland 0:0 in its opening match and beat Scotland 1:0 in its second contest.
Stephanie Labbe helps Canada win bronze at Algarve Cup – Edmonton Journal
Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe is not ready to give up the starter’s jersey with the Canadian women’s national soccer team.
Culture, chemistry path to success for Cavalry FC – Toronto Sun
First comes culture. Then comes chemistry. It’s the plan of attack for first-year Cavalry FC in the early days of the city’s newest professional sports team.
Toronto FC loans Ryan Telfer to York 9 FC and three others to Ottawa Fury FC – National Post
Toronto FC has loaned midfielder Ryan Telfer to York 9 FC of the Canadian Premier League for the 2019 season.
Valour hopefuls shrug off deep freeze to chase soccer dreams – Edmonton Sun
It was 33C at Diego Gutierrez’s old home in Palestino, Chile, Wednesday. With the breeze, it “felt like” 31C. So you have to give Gutierrez some credit for his sense of humour about his new home in Winnipeg.
Forge FC to sell out opener through ‘Soccer Unites Hamilton’ – Canadian Premier League
Co-Founder Bob Young and Forge FC have made the decision to give the Canadian Premier League’s Inaugural Match on April 27 back to the Hamilton community with the ‘Soccer Unites Hamilton’ initiative. The club will look to set an all-time sporting attendance record at Tim Hortons Field, while holding a contest for the remaining match tickets and raising money to support youth soccer in Hamilton.
CPL’s biggest day about more than a league – Canadian Premier League
On a day that could have been about himself, or for Forge FC, or for the Canadian Premier League, Bob Young credited everyone else.
League1’s All-Time Top Goalscorer, Jade Kovacevic, Signs With Italian Club Roma CF – League1 Ontario
Now, with two goals and several assists in her column for the Giallorossi after just over a month of play, any lingering questions that may have existed about Kovacevic’s ability to step up at pro level have certainly been settled.
Alberta Soccer launches 7 v 7 Provincial indoor championship – Alberta Soccer
After nearly three years of planning and preparation, Alberta Soccer is pleased to host its inaugural Servus Tier I 7 v 7 Boardless Provincial Championships in Edmonton this weekend.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Ottawa Fury FC adds three players on loan from Toronto FC – Edmonton Sun
Just three days before the opening game of its United Soccer League regular-season schedule, Ottawa Fury FC announced Wednesday it has added three players on year-long loan from Toronto FC.
LA Galaxy II acquire midfielder Carlos Harvey – LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy II have acquired 19-year-old Panamanian International Carlos Harvey on a season-long loan from Panama’s Tauro F.C., the club announced today. He will be added pending league and federation approval, as well as P-1 visa approval and receipt of his ITC.
Las Vegas Lights coach sees bright future for team as it enters its second season – Las Vegas Sun
First-year Las Vegas Lights coach Eric Wynalda doesn’t hide his confidence when discussing his team. It opens the United Soccer League season March 9 against the visiting Austin Bold FC, and Wynalda expects better results in the franchise’s second season.
Real Monarchs SLC: 2019 Preview – RSL Soapbox
Since bowing out of the 2018 USL playoffs in the quarterfinals following a 1-0 loss to Reno 1868 FD, Real Monarchs SLC has undergone a number of changes in preparation for the 2019 season in the newly christened USL Championship.
Switchbacks FC Acquire Andre Rawls & Matt Hundley On Loan From Colorado Rapids – KKTV
The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced today the club has signed Andre Rawls and Matt Hundley on loan from the Colorado Rapids, pending USL Championship, MLS, and USSF approval.
USL Championship Forwards to Watch in 2019 – USL
We’ve already looked at the goalkeepers, defenders and midfielders to watch in the 2019 USL Championship season, which means now it’s time to dig into 10 forwards who will share the spotlight in the new campaign. From experienced veterans to young standouts, the attacking talent in the Championship this season is as good as it has ever been.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Scotland 1-0 Portugal: Algarve form is boost for World Cup – The Scotsman
Shelley Kerr believes her aim of taking Scotland into the knockout stages of the women’s World Cup has been boosted by the side’s performances in the Algarve Cup, writes Alan Campbell.
Bring on the World Cup after England’s victory in the US – The Guardian
The SheBelieves Cup triumph came at a perfect time in the team’s journey. They are exactly where they need to be only three months before France 2019.
Sam Mewis can help the USWNT repeat as World Cup champion, if coach Jill Ellis lets her – Philly.com
It might be too strong an assertion to say that Sam Mewis’ return to the U.S. women’s soccer team’s starting lineup was why the Americans shut out Brazil, 1-0, in the SheBelieves Cup finale. But it’s tempting to go there, because Mewis’ skill set was exactly what the Americans lacked in disappointing draws with Japan and England.
Sam Kerr set to become millionaire Matilda and face of Nike Australia – Sydney Morning Herald
Sam Kerr is on course to become the first Australian female footballer to earn more than $1 million in a year now that she is set to be the face of Nike Australia this year.
FIFA’s record finances reignites World Cup pay parity debate – Canada.com
When world soccer executives receive FIFA’s annual report this year, they will see that $753,000 is funding a women’s league in Colombia, $588,197 is helping female players in New Zealand and girls in Botswana are benefiting from $341,600.
Colombia women’s players alleging discrimination receive men’s team’s support – BBC Sport
Treated as “second-class citizens” by their national federation, with no matches or head coach for seven months, members of Colombia’s women’s team have begun to speak up.
Joint statement from FIFA and CONMEBOL regarding Colombia – FIFA
Further to the statement by the Colombian Football Association (FCF) on 27 February 2019, FIFA and CONMEBOL have strongly condemned all forms of sexual abuse, harassment at work, gender-based violence and/or violation of women’s or children’s rights and, following a request by the FCF, have offered their full assistance and the expertise of their competent bodies to the FCF in order to help prevent, and where needed to sanction such violations.
Breaking up the Old Boys club by elevating women coaches – The Conversation
Currently, only 16 per cent of head coaches in Canadian universities and 16 per cent of Canadian national team head coaches are women.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Wednesday UCL Rewind: Man United win in Paris, Porto edge Roma – SBI
Manchester United used a trio of goals in Paris to take down PSG on Wednesday overcoming a 2-0 deficit they picked up in the first leg.
He’s earned it: Time to give Solskjaer the permanent job – NBC Sports
Minutes after his team suffered a brutal 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford to Paris Saint-Germain, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer uttered what could have been considered a throw-away line. “Mountains are there to be climbed.”
PSG demise a lesson in the corrupting effect of money and arrogance – The Guardian
It was a great week for the puckish charms of football and its ability to confound hubris. Football still, it turns out, has the power to fight back. Money is a lot of things but it isn’t quite everything, not yet.
NANTES THROUGH TO SEMIS TO FACE PSG – Ligue 1
FC Nantes set up a Coupe de France semi-final date with holders Paris Saint-Germain thanks to a 2-0 win over amateurs Vitré on Wednesday.
Reports: Roma seeks Ranieri to replace Di Francesco – NBC Sports
Claudio Ranieri is the favorite to replace Di Francesco, and there’s talk that a managerial change could happen very soon despite some pleas to keep the current manager until the end of the Serie A season.
£26m turnover vs £89m expenses: Wolves’ worrying formula for Premier League promotion – Inside World Football
Wolverhampton Wanderers, the famous old Midlands club, which is enjoying a successful return to the English top flight, ran up an eye-watering £55 million loss in its promotion season.
Albania referees to boycott matches in wake of violence – London Free Press
Soccer referees in Albania plan to boycott league matches until they’re satisfied they can do their jobs safely.
Kuwait and Oman mooted as venue solutions for a 48-team Qatar 2022 World Cup – Inside World Football
With little more than a week to go until the all-important Miami summit of FIFA’s decision-making Council, Gianni infantino is reportedly working to try and rescue the idea of expanding the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 teams.
How Will The 2022 World Cup Be Different? – Futbolgrad
It still feels like the dust has only just settled from the 2018 World Cup. Not so very long ago we were still debating the winners and losers of the event, and going over various other aftermath analysis. All of a sudden, however, we’re just three years out from another World Cup year, and facing the inevitable turn of attention toward Qatar 2022.
World Cup whisky and the Cold War: When East & West Germany met – BBC Sport
A historic goal, a risky bet, whisky smuggled beyond the Iron Curtain and a star striker banished by secret police from his national team just before its greatest moment.