VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
International ‘Caps: Cornelius strong in shutout, Adnan shines, Hwang and Reyna appear – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC centre back Derek Cornelius put forth a full shift in the 2-0 shutout, while former ‘Caps Homegrown player Alphonso Davies tallied the game-winner midway through the second half. Maxime Crepeau and Russell Teibert were on the bench and Doneil Henry was unavailable serving a one-match suspension.
Former Caps: ‘I will always be remembered playing for Rangers’ – Fraser Aird goes from Ibrox to Cove – BBC Sport
The Canada international joined the Scottish League Two leaders on a deal until January last month.
MLS Playoffs: The key change that propelled each team to the postseason – MLS
Any time a team claws its way through the marathon obstacle course that is the Major League Soccer regular season to reach the playoffs, you can always point back to certain personnel or game plan maneuvers that greatly influenced their success.
MLS: Breaking down the Western Conference Playoffs – MLS Multiplex
The 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs begin this week. Here is a look at how each of the seven Western Conference teams made it and what could be in store this postseason.
Once a bitter enemy, Felipe has brought needed grit back to DC United – MLS
After watching baseball’s Washington Nationals lock up the city’s first World Series berth in 86 years on Tuesday night, D.C. United midfielder Felipe is asking the city’s soccer fans to believe something special can happen on the pitch this year as well.
Diego Valeri, Diego Chara, Sebastian Blanco among top 25 jerseys sold in MLS – Oregon Live
The LA Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic holds the best selling jersey in MLS. Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez, LAFC’s Carlos Vela, D.C. United’s Wayne Rooney and the Chicago Fire’s Bastian Schweinsteiger round out the top five.
PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS
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HIGHLIGHTS: FC Edmonton ends 10-match skid with win over Pacific – CanPL
Prince Amanda, hero is he, prince of Edmonton. FC Edmonton defeated Pacific FC to close out their home matches of the 2019 season at Clarke Field, picking up a 3-1 win courtesy of a goal and an assist by 18-year-old Amanda, as well as a brilliant volley by Mele Temguia.
Pacific FC drops final road game of season in Edmonton – Times Colonist
FC Edmonton defeated Island-based Pacific FC 3-1 to close out their Canadian Premier League home schedule at Clarke Stadium.
Zanatta leads UFV Cascades to big wins – Tri-City News
Coquitlam midfielder Trevor Zanatta scored a pair of late game-winning goals to lead his University of the Fraser Valley Cascades to consecutive 3-2 victories over the Trinity Western University Spartans last weekend.
MSOC: ‘Birds close out regular season against two hungry divisional rivals – UBC
The first-place UBC Thunderbirds (9-1-3) will close out their regular season with a pair of divisional meetings this weekend against two Canada West teams still jostling for playoff positioning as the postseason nears. The No.5-ranked ‘Birds head to Langley to face the Trinity Western Spartans (7-6-1) on Friday, October 18, at 7:15 p.m. PT before coming back home to host the UFV Cascades on Sunday, October 20, at 2:00 p.m. PT at Thunderbird Stadium.
WSOC: T-Birds close out regular season with playoff positioning on the line – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds (7-2-3) have plenty to play for this weekend as they get set to close out the Canada West regular season hosting back to back home games with playoff position implications on the Point Grey campus.
WSOC to battle for playoff spot vs UFV and Trinity Western – TRU
If the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team has anything to do with it, their 2019 season won’t end this weekend.
Mountain United U17 boys finish 4th at soccer nationals – NS News
A trip to the national championships ended just off the podium for the North Shore-Burnaby based Mountain United U17 boys soccer team.
Another lead fades for frustrated LMG – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Cowichan LMG watched another two-goal lead disappear in their latest Div. 1 men’s soccer match, but this time, it wasn’t due to their own play.
Whitehorse FC Selects U15 boys soccer team go undefeated at Thanksgiving tournament – Yukon News
The Whitehorse FC Yukon Selects U15 boys soccer team was in Richmond, B.C., over the long weekend for the 27th annual Richmond Thanksgiving Soccer Tournament on Oct. 12 and 13, finishing undefeated with two wins and two ties.
BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in Canada – BC 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, 2019 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of Directors – BCSA
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 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.
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE & CANADA SOCCER NEWS
HIGHLIGHTS: Forge strikes back at Cavalry with tight home win – CanPL
Forge FC closed out their regular season campaign in style on Wednesday as they downed their fellow Canadian Premier League Finals combatants, Cavalry FC, 1-0 at Tim Hortons Field. The win kept Forge’s Fall season title chances alive, as they jumped into first place ahead of the Cavs (who have a game left to play) by two points.
Valour on wrong end of score in final home game – Winnipeg Free Press
Unfortunately for Valour, they didn’t deliver. Winnipeg’s professional soccer club played its final home match of the season Wednesday night, but York9 FC spoiled the farewell party with a 4-0 victory in front of 3,980 fans at IG Field. All four of York9’s goals came in the second half.
‘We had to be patient’: York9 explode for 4 in 2nd half to beat Valour – CanPL
Whatever York9 head coach Jimmy Brennen said in his halftime team talk obviously worked.
Win against United States important step on the road to 2022 FIFA World Cup – Toronto Sun
It was a historic night for the Canadian men’s national soccer team Tuesday in Toronto defeating the United States for the first time in 34 years.
Canada soccer’s focus now turns to Florida and a spot in the hallowed ‘Hex’ – Cape Breton Post
Tosaint Ricketts has played in all the obscure far-flung soccer destinations: Finland, France, Romania, Israel, Lithuania … even Toronto. He’s been there, done that and seen it all in his decades-long career. But there was one thing he’d never witnessed before in his 32 years on this Earth: Canada beating the U.S. in a senior team match.
Inspirational coach John Herdman changing the face of Canadian soccer – Medicine Hat News
In the days leading up to Canada’s CONCACAF Nations League game with the U.S., Canadian coach John Herdman said his players didn’t need him for motivation.
What’s next for the USMNT after its historic loss to Canada? – Yahoo Sports
They emerged one by one from the American locker room Tuesday night in stony silence after the worst defeat of the Gregg Berhalter era, the European-based players first, en route to Pearson International Airport for overnight flights that couldn’t jet away fast enough from the eyesore that continues to be the U.S. men’s national team.
Canadian international Janine Beckie scores for Man City in Champions League play – Delta Optimist
Canadian international Janine Beckie scored in the 13th minute Wednesday, but Manchester City had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in first-leg round-of-16 Women’s Champions League play.
Whitecaps partner with Tillsonburg soccer – Woodstock Sentinel-Review
The Tillsonburg Football Club announced it has established an affiliation agreement with Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, and the Whitecaps’ London development centre.
USL & LOWER LEAGUE SOCCER NEWS
USL Gameday Report: October 16, Week 33 – USL
The Indy Eleven closed out its 2019 regular season slate with a 2-1 win over Swope Park Rangers at Lucas Oil Stadium thanks to a brace from the Championship’s all-time leading goalscorer Dane Kelly.
League One Final Preview: North Texas SC vs. Greenville Triumph SC – USL
The first champion in USL League One history will be crowned on Saturday night as No. 1 seed North Texas SC plays host to No. 3 seed Greenville Triumph SC in the 2019 USL League One Final at Toyota Stadium in a matchup of the best attack and best defense in the league’s inaugural season.
2019 USL League One All-League Teams Revealed – USL
USL League One honored standout performers from its inaugural season on Wednesday as it unveiled the 2019 USL League One All-League Teams. North Texas SC and Lansing Ignite FC led all teams with four selections apiece after finishing 1-2 in the final regular season standings, while Greenville Triumph SC’s league-best defense earned the club three First Team selections.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Kerr to skip W-League as French connection looms – SMH
Samantha Kerr won’t be playing in the W-League this season, competition chief Greg O’Rourke has confirmed, as Europe’s top women’s team makes a play for her signature.
Atlético hold City as Lyon, Arsenal, Wolfsburg win – UEFA
Atlético equalised late against Manchester City but Lyon, Arsenal, Wolfsburg, Bayern, Paris and Glasgow won their first legs.
Reign and Courage coaches relish chance for battle of soccer minds – Sounder At Heart
Reign FC and its semifinal opponent, the North Carolina Courage, look a lot different on paper heading into Sunday’s semifinal battle.
Vlatko Andonovski: Reign FC has ‘nothing to lose’ in NWSL playoffs against North Carolina Courage – Pro Soccer USA
The Reign may be underdogs, but that also means the pressure is off going into the NWSL semifinal, Andonovski says.
The Chicago Red Stars get another chance at an NWSL Playoff victory – WGN
It’s familiar territory for the team at the end of the National Women’s Soccer League season along with a very familiar obstacle for the franchise to overcome.
England Women poised for attendance record after Wembley sell-out – The Guardian
England Women have sold out Wembley for the first time for their friendly against Germany on 9 November. The attendance will smash the 45,619 record for an England Women home fixture, set at the last meeting with Germany at Wembley in 2014.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UEFA asked to remove Turkey as Champions League final host – Toronto Star
UEFA declined to comment Wednesday about a letter sent from the Italian sports minister questioning if it was appropriate to continue letting Turkey host the biggest club game in world soccer in May.
Premier League: Are Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs & Man Utd more vulnerable than ever? – BBC Sport
Four members of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ – Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham – have all shown signs of significant weakness so far this season.
Previews of Premier League matches – London Free Press
Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round nine of the Premier League on Oct. 19-21.
Sources: Barcelona forced to change travel plans for La Liga clash with Eibar – ESPN
Barcelona have been forced to change their travel plans for this weekend’s game against Eibar due to the ongoing protests in the city following a Spanish court ruling which saw nine Catalan separatists jailed for between nine and 13 years, sources have told ESPN FC.
Spanish league trying again to take soccer game to Miami – Yahoo Sports
The Spanish league is trying again to take a regular season game to Miami despite abandoning plans last season after facing opposition from other soccer bodies.
Black football managers join forces in Maracanã to condemn racism in Brazil – The Guardian
Occasionally football acts as a springboard for conversations that affect society as a whole. That happened in Brazil at the weekend. Before Fluminense hosted Bahia in the Maracanã, the two clubs’ managers embraced on the touchline wearing matching anti-racism T-shirts.
South Korean soccer team tells of ‘rough’ match in Pyongyang – Lethbridge News Now
South Korea’s national soccer team has described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a “rough” and strange match.
Qatari’s pledge to end kafala in January – Inside World Football
In a key move that provides a significant political and psychological boost for Qatar’s World Cup organisers, the Gulf state has pledged to fully eliminate the antiquated and controversial kafala sponsorship system that ties foreign workers to their employer.
A dog, a cat and 22 fans: watching European football’s worst top-flight team – The Guardian
Matt Walker, who travelled to top-division games in all 55 Uefa countries in one season, had a dream dashed in San Marino.