VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
FC Dallas 1, Portland Timbers 2 | 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Recap – MLS
A pair of goals by Diego Valeri — the second coming with his Portland Timbers team down to 10 men — proved enough to stave off FC Dallas, 2-1, in Wednesday night’s Western Conference Knockout Round Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoff match at Toyota Stadium.
Familiar Result Sends NYCFC Through, Union Home in MLS Playoffs – SI.com
New York City FC is moving on to the MLS Eastern Conference semifinals after ousting the Philadelphia Union with a 3-1 win at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night in their knockout-round matchup.
Los Angeles Football Club vs. Real Salt Lake | 2018 Knockout Round Preview – MLS
LAFC look to extend a storybook first season in Major League Soccer when they host Real Salt Lake in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round on Thursday night at Banc of California Stadium.
Real Salt Lake ready for playoff matchup with LAFC – KUTV
Real Salt Lake is back in the playoffs as they’ll be in Southern California on Thursday night to take on Los Angeles FC in the first round of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs.
DC United vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2018 Knockout Round Preview – MLS
Unbeaten in their last 10 games of the regular season, a confident D.C. United side return to Audi Field for the eighth time in their last nine games to host Columbus Crew SC in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round on Thursday night.
United and Columbus prepare to write new chapter in playoff history – DC United
On Thursday, the Black-and-Red start their postseason campaign with a Knockout Round match against the Columbus Crew, who finished the regular season with the same point total, but a lower goal differential, than United. Thursday’s match is the first playoff match of the Audi Field era, but it will not be the first time these two storied clubs meet in the postseason. In fact, playoff history between these league originals goes all the way back to the beginning of MLS.
Who stays, who goes? Breaking down the Whitecaps 2019 roster – The Province
With 16 players on option contracts, and a locker-room divided and antagonistic, there will be wholesale turnover on the Vancouver Whitecaps next season.
Perception is reality: Whitecaps’ organization needs wholesale change – Leader-Post
Yes, this once-promising season spiralled out of control, with several crucial and demoralizing losses and the firing of Carl Robinson feeling like mere speed bumps on the way to the eye-popping series of season-ending interviews on Tuesday at the team’s training centre.
The future is bright: Dalrymple sees more ‘Simon Colyns in the Academy pipeline’ – Whitecaps FC
The boisterous BC Place crowd of 25,348 rose to its feet as Alphonso Davies left the match in the 86th minute, signalling the end of his time with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. It was a moment Davies will never forget. And neither will Simon Colyn.
Despite missing MLS playoffs, Impact players buoyed by strong finish – London Free Press
With the experience gained by Rémi Garde and his staff, combined with the team’s second-half improvement, hope springs eternal for 2019.
2018 was a horror story for Toronto FC. What now? – Waking the Red
Reliving the nightmare that was is painful, but cathartic. Now that it’s over, what should TFC’s management do?
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2, Portland Timbers 1, October 28, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web bu Bill Currie.
BC SOCCER NEWS
CCAA Women’s Soccer: 2018 quarter-final matchups – CCAA
Douglas College hosts the Women’s CCAA Nationals November 6-10.
VIDEO: SFU soccer team is undefeated, chasing national title – Global BC
One of SFU’s most storied sports programs is their men’s soccer team. Stretching back to the 70’s when John Buchanan started building a powerhouse that Keith Watts continued. As Shanel Pratap reports, both of those coaches have passed on, but what they started is still active to this day.
Canadian soccer ‘ready for the next step’, says Pacific FC’s Michael Silberbauer – Canadian Premier League
Momentum for soccer in Canada has received a positive surge in recent months, driven in part by the combination of success at the national level and the prospect of further development on the horizon with the fast-approaching arrival of the Canadian Premier League (CPL).
Coach Annie Hamel on re-birth of Simon Fraser Clan women’s soccer: “…they bought in when I had nothing to offer but a vision” – Varsity Letters
There were only a handful of other places within the NCAA world from which Annie Hamel could have travelled further just to arrive at her posting as the new head coach of Simon Fraser Clan women’s soccer back in the spring of 2014.
Gammie becomes first ever WolfPack to make Canada West WSOC All- Rookie team – TRU Wolfpack
Quite the treat for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team and one of its players on Halloween.
Pirretas Glasmacher named Canada West all-star – TRU Wolfpack
For the second straight season, Thompson Rivers University WolfPack defender Jan Pirretas Glasmacher has been named a Canada West all-star.
Four T-Birds earn Canada West honours – UBC
Four members of the UBC Thunderbirds have been honoured as Canada West All Stars, named Wednesday ahead of the start of the conference final four tournament taking place at Trinity Western University starting Friday.
Two UNBC soccer players named to Canada West 2018 All-Star team – Prince George Matters
Two UNBC soccer players have been recognized for their hard work during the 2018-19 season.
UBC’s Mike Mosher confident CPL-U SPORTS Draft will aid in player recruitment, academic achievement – Canadian Premier League
UBC Thunderbirds head coach Mike Mosher knows opportunities at the big leagues are a “rarity” in Canada.
WSOC: Dinos lead CW all-star selections – Canada West
With the Canada West Women’s Soccer Final Four set to open this Friday at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C., the conference unveiled its all-stars and all-rookies Wednesday.
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 to face five Concacaf rivals on road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 – CSA
Canada takes a big step on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 with five matches over nine days in the opening group phase of the 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship.
CCAA Men’s Soccer: 2018 quarter-final matchups – CCAA
Capilano Blues face Sheridan Bruins on November 7 in the CCAA QF.
Capers’ Disipio named AUS women’s soccer’s best once again – Chronicle Herald
For the second straight year, Cape Breton Capers midfielder Ciera Disipio is the Atlantic university women’s soccer most valuable player.
CBU defender Schaale earns AUS men’s soccer MVP honour – Chronicle Herald
Cape Breton Capers third-year defender Peter Schaale has been named the Atlantic university men’s soccer most valuable player.
Cavalry FC president provides stadium and ticketing update – TSP
Ian Allison, Cavalry FC president, and Tommy Wheeldon Jr., Cavalry FC head coach and general manager, hosted a Q and A session for Cavalry FC members/fans following the Canadian Premier League #GotGame trials stop in Calgary last week.
A second soccer bubble facility for Sudbury is moving ahead – CBC
While the Fabio Belli Foundation rethinks its plans for a sports bubble, a second option moves ahead.
Indoor soccer begins – Medicine Hat News
The indoor men’s soccer season began Sunday night at the Family Leisure Centre, with a trio of close contests.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Playoffs Preview: Orange County SC vs. Phoenix Rising FC – USL
A first trip to the USL Cup is on the line for both No. 1-seed Orange County SC and No. 3-seed Phoenix Rising FC when the two sides meet in the Western Conference Final of the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs on Saturday night at Champions Soccer Stadium, with both teams looking to extend the best seasons in their respective histories.
Playoffs Preview: Louisville City FC vs. New York Red Bulls II – USL
The two most recent winners of the USL Cup will square off for a third consecutive time for the Eastern Conference Championship on Friday night as No. 2-seed Louisville City FC plays host to the No. 5-seed New York Red Bulls II at Slugger Field in the Eastern Conference Final of the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs, with each of the previous two playoff meetings between the clubs having been decided by a penalty shootout.
USL Exit Report – Conference Semifinalists – USL
Four more teams saw their dreams of lifting the 2018 USL Cup end this past weekend as the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs neared their climax. For Reno 1868 FC, Bethlehem Steel FC and the Swope Park Rangers that means an offseason with a lot of decisions lie ahead, while the end to FC Cincinnati’s time in the league leaves broader questions as well as those of personnel. What will the next four months look like for these four teams?
Orange County SC not able to host the 2018 USL Cup Final – Angels on Parade
According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Orange County SC was not able to confirm that Championship Soccer Stadium at Orange County Great Park on November 8, would be available for the night of the final, and therefore are ineligible from hosting.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
#UWCL quarter-final line-up taking shape – UEFA
Holders Lyon, Paris, Wolfsburg, Bayern, Chelsea and LSK Kvinner are through with two slots to fill on Thursday.
Chelsea hammer Fiorentina to reach Women’s Champions League last eight – The Guardian
Chelsea stormed into the quarter‑finals of the Women’s Champions League on Wednesday night after a 6-0 win at Fiorentina, with Fran Kirby scoring a hat-trick for the away side to secure a 7-0 aggregate victory.
Grainey’s W-League Review for Week 1 – The Equalizer
Foord, the Portland Thorns loanee, had two goals in Sydney FC’s 3-0 Harbor City Derby win at the Western Sydney Wanderers on October 25.
How year one in the US accelerated Ellie Carpenter’s growth – Daily Football Show
She might be just 18, but Ellie Carpenter has achieved an awful lot since bursting onto the W-League scene with Western Sydney Wanderers as a 15-year-old.
Where Will The NWSL Expand To Next? We Look At The Top Contenders – The 18
We’re a good chunk into the National Women’s Soccer League off-season, which means speculation and rumors about what the 2019 edition will look like are already in full swing. Though there’ve been hurdles and uncertainties along the way, things have been so far, so good for the NWSL since it first kicked off in 2013.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward set to make early return from injury – BBC Sport
Lionel Messi could return from injury earlier than expected for Barcelona.
EFL Cup: Chelsea beats Derby in Lampard’s return – BBC Sport
Chelsea knocked Derby out of the Carabao Cup in the fourth round as Frank Lampard’s return to Stamford Bridge as a manager ended in a dramatic defeat.
Europa League matchday four: what to get excited about – UEFA
Six sides look to prolong their perfect UEFA Europa League group stage records as the knockout stages appear on the horizon – here’s what to expect from matchday four.
DI MARIA EXTENDS PSG DEAL – Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine superstar Angel Di Maria has extended his deal with Les Rouge et Bleu by two seasons, the club announced on Wednesday.
Real Madrid’s 20 Managers In 20 Seasons; A Few Great Successes But So Many Others Have Failed – Forbes
It came as no surprise when Real Madrid officially announced that Julen Lopetegui had been fired after just 139 days as coach of Real Madrid. The 5-1 thumping from Barcelona on Sunday in El Clásico wasn’t the reason Julen Lopetegui was canned but rather it was the coup de grâce.
Ten young players who have taken Europe by storm this season – The Guardian
James Maddison and Richarlison have been brilliant in England but Germany is the place to be for emerging talent.
Former Juve and Italian World Cup star Iaquinta sentenced to 2 years for firearm offences – Inside World Football
An Italian court has sentenced former international World Cup star Vincenzo Iaquinta to two years in jail for firearm offences and his father, Giuseppe, to 19 years at the end of a trial of almost 150 people.
FIFA asks Qatar emir about World Cup share with bitter foes – London Free Press
Adding 16 teams to the 2022 World Cup is about far more than sports. The head of world soccer thinks the proposal can help solve the bitter diplomatic fight between host Qatar and a Saudi Arabian-led coalition trying to isolate the tiny nation.
Bidders line up to host UEFA 2021 club competition finals – Inside World Football
UEFA has received declarations of interest from 11 member associations to host their club competition finals in 2021, with Munich and St Petersburg going head to head to stage the Champions League climax.
Son of late Leicester owner vows to carry on father’s legacy – NBC Sports
The son of the Leicester owner killed in a helicopter crash says he will honor his father by continuing his “big vision and dreams” at the Premier League club.
In the shadow of Spurs’ new stadium local residents fear for future – The Guardian
Club and council have different visions for regeneration and delay to redevelopment has left people and businesses in limbo.
North and South Korea: The football game that kicked off peace – BBC
What does it take to help bring the Korean peninsula back from the brink of war? It turns out that there are two key ingredients: soccer and soju.
The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online) – BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.