BC Soccer News, Thursday, October 11, 2018





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Vancouver Whitecaps’ Brett Levis cheers on former teammates in SaskatoonGlobal
The Vancouver Whitecaps FC are in the midst of a playoff push but that didn’t stop Saskatoon’s Brett Levis from making a trip home over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Vancouver Whitecaps tuck in with at-seat ordering techSportsPro Media
BC Place, the home stadium of Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Vancouver Whitecaps, has become the first venue in North America to possess an app-free in-seat ordering facility.

Liga MX President: USA, Canada, Mexico Could Form Club League After ’26 World CupSI
A combined North American soccer league between Canada, Mexico and the United States is considered a possibility by Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla, according to a Reuters report.

Development group fall in close battle with Mexican side Cruz AzulWhitecaps FC
The ‘Caps young development group continued their trip in Mexico on Wednesday with a match against the U-23 side of Liga MX club Cruz Azul at their training facility. An exciting match and encouraging performance ended with the Mexican club earning a narrow 1-0 victory.

Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco voted MLS Player of the WeekOregonian
Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco has been voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for the second time this season.

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VMSL Week 5 Round-up: Rino’s and CCB rack up the goals as Inter lose unbeaten record (with video highlights)AFTN
It’s been quite the week for VMSL teams, both in league action and at the nationals.

T-Birds get set for tough Pacific Division tiltsUBC
The newly appointed No. 1 ranked UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer team looks to extend their 12-game unbeaten streak to start the season as they get set for a couple of tough test this weekend against the University of Fraser Valley and Trinity Western University.

Kristian Yli-Hietanen: At first unwanted, UBC’s Finnish-born phenom is showing both the flash and the finishVarsity Letters
Four years ago, Kristian Yli-Hietanen was the soccer player that no one was willing to take a chance on.

September’s Athlete of the Month: Women’s soccer points leader Danielle SteerUbyssey
In past seasons, UBC’s Jasmin Dhanda has reigned over Canada West with her goal-scoring prowess. From 2015 to 2017, she featured in the top three strikers in the division, with few teammates able to catch even her shadow other than Aman Shergill last year.

‘Huge accomplishment’ for South Surrey’s Coastal FC girls teamSurrey Now-Leader
It’s amazing what one win can do. On Monday afternoon at South Surrey Athletic Park, Coastal FC’s under-17 girls team – which plays in the B.C. Soccer Premier League – defeated Quebec’s Lakeshore SC 2-1 to claim a national soccer championship.

Augsten, Quinn provide spark for University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Nelson Daily
Two Nelson Youth Soccer graduates are showcasing their talents as members of the University of Lethbridge varsity women’s squad.

Vernon United snag soccer silverBC Local News
They had one practice with a new roster so the coaches of Vernon Tolko United U15 boys basically entered the Richmond Thanksgiving Rep Soccer Tournament just for kicks.

Register now for the C License Coaching CourseBCSA
As the fall soccer season is underway, many coaches have proactively prepared themselves for this kick-off by taking an age-specific community coaching course. This is a step in the right direction for the development of youth players in British Columbia which promotes life-long enjoyment of the game. The Canada Soccer/BC Soccer Coaching Certification Courses provides coaches with the appropriate tools to create the best environment possible for players to flourish in.

Pacific FC’s Merriman Provides Update On #GotGame Open TrialsPacific FC
Pacific FC assistant coach James Merriman has represented the club through three stops of the coast-to-coast Trials, working alongside the league’s other coaches to identify standouts and narrow down the talent at each stop, which began in Halifax in late September.

GA Cup: Wild final day at first round of West Region qualifyingWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Academy teams played their final matches in Salt Lake City as part of the first round of Generation adidas Cup qualifiers in the West Region on Monday.

Development group open Mexico trip vs. Deportivo Toluca FCWhitecaps FC
The Whitecaps FC development group played their first match on their trip in Mexico on Monday, falling 3-0 to a U-23 side from Liga MX club Deportivo Toluca FC.

Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League seasonPacific 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 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.

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CONCACAF Championship: Canada-Costa Rica previewThe Star
Canada leads Group B with six points, while Costa Rica and Jamaica have three points each after the Reggae Girlz upset the Central American country with a 1-0 win Monday.

Veteran Sophie Schmidt ‘invaluable’ to young Canadian squadSportsnet
You can forgive Sophie Schmidt if she doesn’t know the exact number of times she’s played for the Canadian women’s team.

Adriana Leon impresses in return to Canadian women’s national soccer teamHamilton Spectator
Three years before Adriana Leon’s four-goal night in a 12-0 win over Cuba on Monday in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, the striker was out of touch with the Canadian women’s national soccer team.

Canadian Premier League takes formative steps with open tryoutsSportsnet
Former Canadian men’s national team star Alex Bunbury is excited about the future of soccer in this country as the Canadian Premier League takes its formative steps.

Laval stop of Got Game? fuels pro soccer dreamsThe Suburban
Next April the Canadian Premier League (CPL) will launch their inaugural season now to do that the seven clubs will need to stock their rosters that quest has started with the Got Game? tour to seek out soccer talent.

Ontario Soccer Board of Director elections to take place Oct. 14Ontario Soccer
The Ontario Soccer membership will elect a new board of directors this Sunday.


Lights FC snap skid with 5-2 win in home finaleReview-Journal
The Lights FC hadn’t been able to score a goal in two previous meetings against USL Western Conference contender Phoenix Rising FC.

International Stage Calls for Players Across USLUSL
Standout performers from across the USL have been again called up for international duty this week in the Concacaf Nations League, UEFA Nations League and CAF Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying, with 22 USL players potentially set to feature across four continents.


Panama defeats Mexico 2-0 to advance in Concacaf Women’s ChampionshipPro Soccer USA
The Panama women’s national team needed a draw to advance out of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship group stage, vying for its first-ever World Cup qualification.

Rose Lavelle gains confidence with back-to-back goals in USWNT’s big win over Trinidad and TobagoSN
Midfielder Rose Lavelle hasn’t been on the national stage long, but it’s clear she’s already making a big impact with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

FA apologises for ‘sexist’ tweet about England WomenSky Sports
The FA has apologised after it was accused of sexism over a tweet posted from the official England Women’s team Twitter account.


Championship under threat as Leeds United owner calls for ‘Premier League 2’ in rebellion over share of TV cashTelegraph
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani believes his club are being shortchanged by the English Football League’s broadcast deal with Sky Sports and thinks it is time to create a Premier League 2.

Dean Smith appointed Aston Villa manager with John Terry as assistantThe Guardian
Dean Smith has been appointed Aston Villa’s head coach, with John Terry brought in to work alongside the former Brentford manager as his assistant as part of a new-look management team that the owners hope will breathe fresh life into the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘Allegations of rape based on completely fabricated documents’BBC Sport
Documents concerning rape allegations made against Cristiano Ronaldo have been “completely fabricated”, according to the player’s lawyer.

Costa Rica’s recent rise has created a new regional rival for MexicoESPN
The Estadio Azteca earned its reputation as a fortress for Mexico’s national team by way of sheer physical imposition. The cavernous building is surrounded by stands that appear to rise straight up into the sky, filled to the brim with fans on game day.

A year since Bruce Arena quit, the US still have an interim coach. Why?The Guardian
As the US men enter year two of the rebuilding process following World Cup qualifying failure, the team resemble a construction site without an architect.

Chelsea plan to send racist fans on educational visits to Auschwitz instead of issuing bansTelegraph
Chelsea want to introduce a new method of tackling anti-Semitism at the club by sending racist supporters on trips to Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona legend’s life to be focus of a new Cirque du Soleil showBBC Sport
The life of Barcelona and Argentina legend Lionel Messi will be the focus of a new Cirque du Soleil show.

Next Generation 2018: 60 of the best young talents in world footballThe Guardian
From Lilian Thuram’s son to Real Madrid-bound Rodrygo and the ‘Croatian Neymar’, the Guardian picks 60 of the most talented players born in 2001.

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.

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