BC Soccer News, Thursday, October 10, 2019


No time off for the restless: Marc Dos Santos embarks on busy offseason to reboot WhitecapsBTS
Despite nearly 5 months until the Vancouver Whitecaps play their next competitive game, that doesn’t mean that there will be any rest for head coach Marc Dos Santos, who doesn’t plan on slowing down much this winter.

With no points left to fight for, what’s next for the Vancouver Whitecaps?Eighty-Six Forever
If one thing is abundantly clear to everyone in Vancouver, it’s that some major changes are going to be needed if the club wants to find itself preparing for a playoff game in a year’s time. The question is, how exactly do they get there? What is the plan? Is there a plan? What should the plan be? And if/when the club decides on the direction they’re heading, will the club be successful in its execution?

MLS: Olivier Giroud the game-changer anyone would wantMLS Multiplex
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud may be on his way to MLS in the upcoming transfer windows. He is a game-changing DP that anyone would want, but where could he land?

Chicago Fire sign former Real Madrid, Valencia mid Alvaro MedranESPN
The Chicago Fire has signed former Real Madrid and Valencia midfielder Alvaro Medran.

Seattle Sounders confident of MLS playoff run: We’ve “been there and done that”MLS
The Seattle Sounders have made a habit of enduring regular seasons full of ups and downs. But they have also made a habit of reaching the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. And when they’re there, they know what to do.

Toronto FC’s Jozy Altidore continues to get treatment for quad injurySportsnet
Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore continues to get treatment for his injured quad.

FCC announces roster decisions for 2020 season FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati today announced the majority of their upcoming roster decisions for the current 2019 roster, preliminarily indicating which players could return to the Orange and Blue in 2020.






HIGHLIGHTS: HFX bows out of Wanderers Grounds with Pacific drawCanPL
HFX Wanderers FC bowed out of Wanderers Grounds for the final time in the 2019 Canadian Premier League season, drawing 1-1 with visiting Pacific FC in a wild match that featured plenty of late thrills for the crowd in Halifax to enjoy.

‘It was special’: Pacific’s De Jong makes return after 208-day injury layoffCanPL
It took 89 matches of Canadian Premier League action before Canadian international Marcel de Jong made his club debut for Pacific FC, but at Wanderers Grounds on Wednesday, the 32-year-old finally had his day.

VIU soccer squads on top of tablesNanaimo Bulletin
Mariners women’s and men’s sides both won their PacWest matches Saturday and Sunday.

LMG hangs on to beat Mid IsleCowichan Valley Citizen
Cowichan LMG head coach Glen Martin feels his team needs to take a few lessons from their most recent Div. 1 soccer game, despite the positive result.

Lord delivers win for 49ersCowichan Valley Citizen
When their opponents showed up with just 12 players for a masters men’s soccer game at the Sherman Road turf on Friday night, the Cowichan 49ers were expecting an easy win.

First win for Farm Store FuryCowichan Valley Citizen
It was in convincing fashion that the Cowichan Farm Store Fury picked up their first win of the Div. 3A men’s soccer season on Saturday afternoon.

UBC’s Dick Mosher inducted into the Canada West Hall of FameCanada West HoF
Dick Mosher’s equal success coaching both men’s and women’s soccer at UBC is unparalleled.

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! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

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.

Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer is now accepting candidate applications for its Board of Directors for terms commencing November 2019. Elections for these positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 2nd .

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 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 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.


Coach John Herdman says Canada up for showdown with U.S. in TorontoDelta Optimist
Coach John Herdman says Canada’s upcoming CONCACAF Nations League match against the United States will come down to who wants it more.

The Canadian men’s soccer team is entering another universe in Nations League playToronto Star
It was 21 months ago that John Herdman took the reins as coach of the Canadian men’s soccer team, but the skipper believes the best is yet to come — both from his team and the opposition.

Host Cavalry pushes aside cold for win in preview of CPL championshipNational Post
It was cold. Bitter cold for soccer. But the game went on, as it will for the rest of the season and on into the Canadian Premier League playoffs.

2019 Toyota National Championships kick off in three Canadian citiesCSA
The 2019 Toyota National Championships U-15 Cup, U-17 Cup, and Challenge & Jubilee Trophy competitions kicked off in Edmonton, AB; Charlottetown, PEI; and St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador respectively on 9 October.

National soccer championships: Feildians women fashion Newfoundland’s best opening-day resultThe Telegram
It might be expected that most local soccer fans have put a greater part of their hopes for success this week’s national senior tournaments in the teams wearing the red and gold of Holy Cross.

Former Portugal under-21 midfielder Stephen Eustaquio back in Canada foldTri City News
Stephen Eustaquio was seven when he left Canada for Portugal with his family. Fifteen years later, the Cruz Azul defensive midfielder is back — looking to make his debut for Canada.

Squizz’s burning question: How would a 2012 CanMNT fan react to 2019?CanPL
Honestly, there’s really only one soccer-related thing on my mind at the moment: My excitement-slash-compulsive-fear about Canada’s upcoming CONCACAF Nations League match against the U.S.


USL Gameday Report: October 9, Week 32USL
Real Monarchs SLC clinched a return to the USL Championship Playoffs and moved up to fourth place in the Western Conference standings on Wednesday night thanks to a 2-0 victory over Orange County SC at Zions Bank Stadium.

Beckham’s Inter Miami and New England Revolution commit to 3rd tier USL Inside World Football
The USL, operator of professional leagues below the MLS, have won the commitments of David Beckham’s Inter Miami and MLS old stagers New England Revolution to enter teams in the second season of their third tier League One in 2020.


Heather O’Reilly Talks About Coming To The Courage, Ending Career With TeamCourage Country
The North Carolina Courage wrap up the 2019 regular season this weekend at home. For veteran Heather O’Reilly, it will also mark a bit of wrapping up her playing career as well.

In Brazil, the losers can also be an inspiration to young girlsIrish Times
While there’s a fair chance after the Wednesday that was in it that most little girls will now want to grow up to be Coleen Rooney (or Wagatha Christie as she was so excellently dubbed by people on the internets), down in Brazil those with a grá for football are probably still aspiring to be Marta, the six-time world player of the year who, by common-ish consent, is the greatest woman to have ever played the game.

Don’t applaud Iran for letting some women watch football – it is not enoughThe Guardian
Around 3,500 women will see the World Cup qualifier against Cambodia but a complete end to the ban and other important steps are needed.


Euro 2020 qualifiers: 10 things to look out for this weekThe Guardian
Prague steels itself for England’s fans, Ireland may have a new hero in Aaron Connolly and Scotland are desperate to find goals.

Euro 2020 qualifying: Who needs what in October fixtures?BBC Sport
The football never stops. We are entering the penultimate block of Euro 2020 qualifiers, and are now at the stage when teams can book their place in next summer’s tournament.

Argentina surges back late for friendly draw with GermanyNBC Sports
Argentina scored twice in the final 25 minutes to erase a two-goal deficit and draw Germany in a friendly between the two world powers inside Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday.

Follow Asian World Cup qualifyingFIFA
Who will make strides towards the next round of FIFA World Cup qualifying across Asia? There are some fascinating ties coming up this week as Asian qualifying for Qatar 2022 hots up.

Next Generation 2019: 60 of the best young talents in world footballThe Guardian
Eidur Gudjohnsen’s son, the new Paul Pogba and Barça’s Ansu Fati are among our 60 most talented players in the world born in 2002.

Serie A: Atalanta fined $11,000 for racist abuseNBC Sports
Atalanta has been fined $11,000 for racist chanting by its fans, adding to the notion that Italian soccer authorities are doing little to combat racism.

Sunderland sack Jack Ross for failing to meet owner’s expectationsThe Guardian
Sunderland’s desperation to escape League One has led to the dismissal of Jack Ross. The 43-year-old Scot had been on borrowed time at the Stadium of Light after failing to win promotion last spring and when the team suffered its second defeat of the season at Lincoln on Saturday the manager’s fate seemed all but sealed.

Jose Gomes: Reading sack manager after poor run of formBBC Sport
Reading have sacked manager Jose Gomes after just 10 months in charge following a poor run of form.

‘One bad moment can finish you’: life as an Under-19s footballerThe Guardian
Getafe youth coach Alex Clapham talks to young academy players who are as close to stardom as they are to obscurity.

Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to a tabloidSportsnet
The wives of two of English soccer’s most high-profile players got embroiled in a spat on Twitter on Wednesday about the leaking of information to a tabloid newspaper.

Premier League legend Petr Cech to play goal for British hockey teamSportsnet
The 37-year-old Cech, who retired from playing soccer in the summer and rejoined Chelsea in a backroom role, has signed for British lower-division hockey team Guildford Phoenix as a goaltender.

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