BC Soccer News, Thursday, October 18, 2018






Report and Reaction: Whitecaps missing grit and heart, and not just personnel, as they capitulate to KCAFTN
It was going to be a tough task for a team missing six regular starters, but the makeshift Vancouver Whitecaps line-up held together for the most part before a collapse in the final part of the match led to a 4-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City, all but ending their already faint playoff hopes.

Shorthanded ‘Caps unable to stave off Sporting KC flurry in second halfWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (12W-13L-7D) struck first in their massive Western Conference clash on Wednesday evening but Sporting Kansas City (16W-8L-8D) staged a second-half comeback at BC Place to secure a 4-1 road victory.

Match Report: Vancouver Whitecaps v. Sporting KCEighty-Six Forever
In a do or die effort, the Whitecaps went out all guns blazing – at least with the piece meal squad that was available to Craig Dalrymple.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Stick a fork in themSoccer Shorts
If, at the start of the season, we had been told that Felipe and Jordon Mutch were penciled in to start a crucial home game in October we would no doubt think to ourselves “Hmm, they must have had good seasons”.

Wednesday MLS Rewind: Rooney’s winner lifts D.C. United, Sounders clinch playoff berth, and moreSBI
D.C. United and the Seattle Sounders have been two of the hottest teams in MLS in the second half of the season and they both continued their torrid form with big victories to headline Wednesday night’s action.

Wayne Rooney’s ‘unbelievable’ blast has D.C. United on verge of playoff spotWashington Post
The ball took flight some 35 yards from the north goal at Audi Field, an impossible distance for most soccer players, certainly out of the range of someone whom skeptics did not think had much left when he joined D.C. United three months ago.

Seattle Sounders defeat Orlando City SC 2-1, clinch 10th consecutive playoff berthSounders FC
For a 10th straight season, the Seattle Sounders are going to the playoffs.

Atlanta United: What is Tata Martino’s legacy?MLS Multiplex
There are many rumors that Tata Martino is going to leave Atlanta United, with few indicating that he will stay. So, if he were to leave, what would his legacy be?

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Baird honoured as U SPORTS Female Athlete of the WeekUVic
VICTORIA – University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer midfielder Rachel Baird becomes the first Vikes athlete to be honoured by U SPORTS for the 2018-19 season. Baird was selected as U SPORTS Female Athlete of the Week for her four-goal weekend from Oct. 12-13. Baird and Ottawa’s Brendan Jacome make up the seventh week of U SPORTS athletes of the week.

Banton’s extra time heroics propel WolfPack to winTRU
The ‘soccer gods’ have not been too kind to the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack this Canada West men’s season. The WolfPack have dropped a couple of decisions in extra time and as a result, they are struggling to make the post season.

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Good and bad sides to Cowichan LMG’s tie against Mid IsleCowichan Valley Citizen
Cowichan LMG’s 1-1 tie with the Mid Isle Mariners in Ladysmith on Saturday evening left head coach Glen Martin conflicted.

Cowichan 49ers overcome adversity to retain perfect recordCowichan Valley Citizen
The Cowichan 49ers had their most challenging match so far in the Vancouver Island Soccer League masters season, but managed to keep their perfect record intact.

Cowichan Red Arrow plays to Div. 4 soccer drawLake Cowichan Gazette
Cowichan Red Arrow continued to hang around the top of the Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 4 standings following a 1-1 draw against Bays United at Oak Bay High School on Sunday evening.

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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Canada takes home silver at 2018 Concacaf Women’s ChampionshipCSA
Canada has earned second place at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship falling 0:2 to the United States in the Final. Canada secured their place in the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 with their 7-0 victory over Panama in the Semi-Final after a strong tournament run with 24 goals and only three conceded throughout the tournament.

America, as always, brings Canada back down to Earththe11.ca
It’s like an alarm clock. Just when you start to feel really good about the Canadian women’s team, the team faces the United States… and loses. And, once again, you question how good our national side really is compared to other elite programs around the globe.

Canadian Premier League announces creation of CPL-U SPORTS DraftCanadian Premier League
The Canadian Premier League is pleased to announce that select, top rated, Canadian University soccer players from coast to coast will have an opportunity to earn a spot on a CPL team through the CPL-U SPORTS draft.

Canadian Premier League to partner with U Sports on sharing talentMedicine Hat News
The Canadian Premier League is joining forces with U Sports to help funnel young talent to the fledgling men’s pro soccer league.

The Voyageurs are now officially a federally incorporated non profitThe Voyageurs
Canada’s longtime supporters group is now an incorporated non-profit. ” Canada Soccer wants us to succeed. They have opened the door for us and it is now up to us to orgnanize and seize what is an amazing opportunity to build something awesome. Exactly what that is will be shaped here by us on this forum and in meetings across the country. It will be Voyageurs in nature and definately unapologetically Canadian. Sorry.”


USL Cup Playoffs – Who to Root For – FavoritesUSL
Continuing our series ahead of the start of the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs this Friday night that looks at the teams in the postseason field, we cast an eye to a group of sides that finished at or near the top of the regular-season standings, and one that will try to fulfill championship aspirations in 2018.

Sounders Academy standout Danny Leyva the latest signing in club’s youth movementSounders FC
On Tuesday, Sounders FC announced that 15-year-old Sounders Academy midfielder Danny Leyva had inked his first professional contract with Sounders FC 2, making him the seventh member of the national-championship winning U-17 side to sign with the club’s USL outfit.


Lyon, Wolfsburg, Barcelona get first-leg winsUEFA
Lyon, Wolfsburg, Barcelona, Chelsea, Paris and Bayern have secured wins in Wednesday’s first legs.

Glasgow City: Mistakes ‘really hurt’ Scottish champions v Barcelona – Scott BoothBBC Sport
Glasgow City’s own mistakes “really hurt” them as their Women’s Champions League hopes all but ended for another year, says head coach Scott Booth.

USWNT lifts Concacaf Women’s Championship with 2-0 blanking of CanadaSBI
The U.S. Women’s National Team is once again the North American champion, beating rivals Canada 2-0 in the Concacaf Women’s Championship final on Wednesday.

Jamaica qualify for Women’s World Cup with help from Bob Marley’s daughterBBC Sport
Jamaica have become the first Caribbean team to qualify for a women’s football World Cup and it’s Cedella Marley – the first-born daughter of Bob – who the Reggae Girlz have to thank.

Chelsea Women bounce back from Arsenal mauling to earn narrow first leg lead over FiorentinaThe Telegraph
A Karen Carney penalty ensures Chelsea, the last English side remaining in the Women’s Champions League, will defend a lead in the second leg of their last-16 clash against Fiorentina in a fortnight’s time.

Footballer dropped from Italian team for supporting far rightThe Guardian
“Politics in Italy has always influenced everyday life, this is inevitable,” Concetta Astarìta said. “But it is not right that it influences sport. When we take to the pitch we are all the same. Ideas, religion or skin colour do not matter.”


Luke Shaw: Man Utd defender agrees new five-year deal at Old TraffordBBC Sport
Left-back Luke Shaw has agreed a new five-year deal with Manchester United, worth a reported £150,000 a week.

Thierry Henry checks in at Monaco and aims to emulate Guardiola’s approachThe Guardian
Pep Guardiola will provide the “reference” for Thierry Henry as he begins his managerial career at Monaco.

Sadio Mane undergoes hand surgeryNBC Sports
The “FIFA virus” is hitting Liverpool hard this month. Sadio Mane, who reportedly broke his left thumb on international duty for Senegal, underwent surgery on Wednesday, Liverpool confirmed.

Wembley will not be sold after Shahid Khan withdraws ‘divisive’ offerThe Telegraph
Billionaire Shahid Khan has sensationally withdrawn his £600 million offer to buy Wembley after being told the Football Association had not secured enough support in the grassroots game.

Blackpool FC, a Kyrgyzstan money-laundering conviction and a non-takeoverThe Guardian
Valeri Belokon thought he had the go-ahead to take over Blackpool from Owen Oyston but a court hearing in Kyrgyzstan – which he says ignored natural justice – has the club in limbo

Usain Bolt: Eight-time Olympic champion ‘turns down’ Valletta contractBBC Sport
Usain Bolt has turned down a two-year deal from Maltese champions Valletta FC, as he continues his pursuit to become a professional footballer.

Iran’s hardline prosecutor slams doors on Iranian women attending football Inside World Football
Any hopes that Iran might permanently relax its ban on women attending football matches have been well and truly dashed, with the country’s prosecutor general saying such a move would “lead to sin”.

Don’t ‘Just Do It’: How does Nike handle Ronaldo’s billion-dollar deal now? Yahoo Sports
In a strictly financial sense, it seemed like quite a good deal for Nike. One report suggested Ronaldo generated nearly a half-billion dollars in 2016 for Nike with his social media presence alone. Just last month, he tweeted a photo of himself tying a new pair of Nikes and it received nearly 100,000 likes from his 75 million followers.

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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