BC Soccer News, Thursday, October 24, 2019


Vancouver Whitecaps 2019 Season Roundup Part 2: Grading Marc Dos SantosEighty-Six Forever
In part one of our five-part season roundup series, we looked back at 2019. In part two we direct our attention to the manager of the Vancouver Whitecaps Marc Dos Santos.

Tools of the Trade: Some ways the Vancouver Whitecaps may try to improve from within MLSBTS
As the Whitecaps look to build for 2020, we look at some of the ways they may try to improve their team from within MLS, as they get creative on the route to making this side a playoff team next season.

Everything’s Coming Up Jake Nerwinski!!Har Journalist
In his third full season with Vancouver, Nerwinski started 24 games, and he scored his first career MLS goal.

TFC beats NYCFC to reach Eastern Conference finalToronto Sun
At the home of the New York Mets, New York City FC met its match against Toronto FC on Wednesday night.

New York City FC 1, Toronto FC 2 | 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Match RecapMLS
Toronto FC are back in the Eastern Conference Final, after defeating New York City FC 2-1 in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals at Citi Field on Wednesday.

Pozuelo makes difference for Toronto FC in wild playoff affairSportsnet
Toronto FC is going to the Eastern Conference final after defeating the East’s top seed, New York City FC, 2-1 at Citi Field on Wednesday night.

Seattle Sounders 2, Real Salt Lake 0 | 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Match RecapMLS
The Seattle Sounders were counting on their experience to help them make a deep run in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, and that’s exactly what happened in their Western Conference Semifinal clash on Wednesday, as they beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 at CenturyLink Field.

RSL’s season and Nick Rimando’s career end in 2-0 playoff loss to Sounders at CenturyLink FieldSalt Lake Tribune
This was not the ending Real Salt Lake envisioned, for itself or goalkeeper Nick Rimando, but it’s the one they’ll have to settle for.

LAFC vs. LA Galaxy MLS Playoffs: PreviewMLS
Anyone who’s followed the league in the last couple years knows that El Trafico – the rivalry match between LAFC and the LA Galaxy — has offered some of the most dramatic encounters in recent history. And that’s just in the regular season.

Carlos Vela Just Wants to Go to WorkNY Times
Does the Los Angeles F.C. star take soccer seriously enough? His critics, his former teams and even some of his rivals aren’t sure. Vela says he will win, or lose, on his terms.

El Tráfico: how LAFC and Galaxy built a rivalry from scratch The Guardian
Los Angeles’ two teams meet in the MLS playoffs on Thursday night. Their relationship is still developing but is based on older rivalries in the city.

Atlanta United vs, Philadelphia Union: PreviewMLS
The Philadelphia Union made history on Sunday, winning a playoff game for the first time since entering the league in 2010. But they will have just a few days to savor their victory over the New York Red Bulls before heading to the imposing home of the defending MLS Cup champions Atlanta United. For the Union to extend their postseason journey any further, they will have to do something they have yet to manage in three previous attempts: win at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


Both VIU Mariners soccer teams going for gold at provincialsNanaimo News Bulletin
The VIU Mariners soccer program goes into provincials with a chance at double gold.

Vikes host She Kicks SoccerFest prior to U SPORTS NationalsBC Soccer Web
Next Tuesday evening (Oct. 29) all of the Vikes players and coaches will be running a clinic from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Finlayson Artificial Turf Soccer Field.

2-0 means 2-0 as Cowichan LMG makes lead stand upCowichan Valley Citizen
Two-nothing leads have been the bane of Cowichan LMG so far in the Vancouver Island Soccer League season, but the team finally made one stand up last Friday as they defeated Nanaimo FC by that score at the Sherman Road turf.

T-Birds set to open Canada West playoffs with play-in game vs PronghornsUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds (8-2-4) are Prairie bound as they get set to open the post season with a Canada West play in meeting against the Lethbridge Pronghorns (1-6-7) in a contest that will be hosted by the Saskatchewan Huskies this Friday, October 25 with a 1:00 p.m. PT kickoff at Potashcorp Park.

UBC women’s soccer: On the road and in the shadows, these 2019 Thunderbirds seem built for U Sports’ second seasonVarsity Letters
The UBC Thunderbirds have won the second most U Sports titles this century and are one of those programs which annually finds itself in the conversation when the talk turns to who will hoist the Gladys Bean memorial trophy, emblematic of Canadian women’s university soccer supremacy.

T-Birds host Golden Bears in Canada West quarter-final action FridayUBC
After wrapping up first place in the Canada West regular season standings last weekend the UBC Thunderbirds (10-2-3) are set to open the CW quarterfinal playoff action this Friday, October 25 when they host the Alberta Golden Bears (5-6-3) for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff at Thunderbird Stadium.

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.




SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019, 12:30 PM PT



Cavalry excited to take on arch-rival Forge in pursuit of trebleNational Post
In most any other soccer league on the planet, Cavalry FC would already be celebrating a championship.

CanPL Finals 2019: Comparing Forge and Cavalry’s home fortressesCanPL
Two very different playing surfaces. Two tough teams. Three timezones. Two unpredictable weather systems.

Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame honours Canada Soccer’s London 2012 Women’s National TeamCSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team that won bronze at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament has been honoured by the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in the Team Category as part of the Class of 2019. That London 2012 team won Canada’s first medal in a Summer Olympic Games team sport since 1936.

VIDEO: Diana Matheson’s favourite Olympic moment is a no-brainerCBC
In an interview with CBC Sports’ Anastasia Bucsis before her induction into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, soccer midfielder Diana Matheson discusses her bronze medal-winning goal for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics.

Across the globe: Diverse family roots make for uniquely Canadian contingent at FIFA U-17 World CupWhitecaps FC
Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, and Uzbekistan. What do they all have in common? Each country has been part of a diverse set of pathways among the ‘Caps contingent from the Whitecaps FC Academy System who will represent Canada at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil (coverage starting on TSN2 this Saturday, October 26 at 12:30 p.m. PT).


Fury can’t bury chances as season comes to a crashing haltOttawa Sun
Nothing came easy to the Ottawa Fury FC in 2019. So why would anything be any different in the post-season?

Opening Night of Championship Playoffs Produces Upsets, Late WinnersUSL
Two former USL Championship Final winners and two first-time playoff participants advanced through the Play-In Round of the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs on a thrilling opening night of postseason action that saw two late game-winners and one game decided by a penalty shootout.


The NC Courage face their toughest opponent in the NWSL ChampionshipDirty South Soccer
The North Carolina Courage have been the best team in the National Women’s Soccer League all three years that they have participated. After inheriting the Western New York Flash, the surprise winners of the 2016 NWSL Championship game, the Courage have built what feels like an unstoppable force. They have played 72 games, securing 48 wins and 11 draws while suffering just 13 losses. No other team in the league has scored more points (155) than the Courage since 2017.

NWSL: Louisville the perfect expansion destinationMLS Multiplex
On Tuesday, the NWSL announced that Louisville will be host of the league’s 10th franchise. The city and everything that comes with it is the perfect destination.

What the Future Holds for NWSL–and U.S. Soccer’s Involvement in the LeagueSI.com
2019 has been a historic year for women’s soccer in the USA, and the NWSL is at an inflection point. Here’s what’s on the horizon for the league.

Alex Morgan announces she is pregnant with April due dateLondon Free Press
United States soccer star Alex Morgan announced Wednesday that she is pregnant and expecting to give birth to a baby girl in April.

Glasgow City secure 13th title in a row in emphatic styleScottish WPL
Glasgow City completed their 13th consecutive Scottish Building Society SWPL title in a row tonight with a thumping win over Motherwell in Wishaw.

Anfield to host women’s league game for first timeLiverpool FC
More history will be made at Anfield next month when Liverpool FC Women play their first ever league game at the ground.

Italy’s Female Soccer Stars Are Fighting to Change the Law That Limits Their Pay to $33,000Time
Italy’s surprise run to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup this year went a long way toward changing misconceptions about the female game in a country where the most popular sport is dominated by men.

Spanish women vote to strike over minimum wage conditions in club gameInside World Football
Almost 200 women players in Spain’s first division have voted to strike in a disagreement over pay and conditions.


Wednesday UCL Rewind: Inter Milan downs Dortmund, Barcelona, Liverpool earn wins, and moreSBI
Matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League came to a close Wednesday with seven of eight teams picking up victories.

Europa League preview: Man Utd, Wolves travel to stadium burdened by racial abuseNBC Sports
Manchester United hopes to build off Monday momentum when it visits Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League, though the hosts have some off-field aims following a pair of closed-door matches due to racist behavior.

Wolves are struggling to deal with the demands of the Europa LeagueThe Guardian
They pulled off the result of the season at Manchester City, but that victory was just papering over the cracks

River Plate and Flamengo ease through to finalFIFA
Defending champions River Plate will face Flamengo in the final of the 2019 Copa Libertadores, to be played as a single match at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile, on 23 November. The Argentinians saw off arch rivals Boca Juniors in the semis, while O Mengâo dispatched compatriots Gremio.

Le Classique: Grudge matchLigue 1
This Sunday’s clash between PSG and OM continues a rich tradition of intense rivalry that dates back decades. Take a trip down memory lane with some of the fixture’s key characters as we take a look at Le Classique!

Sian Massey-Ellis to become first Englishwoman to officiate men’s European fixtureBBC Sport
Sian Massey-Ellis will become the first Englishwoman to officiate in a men’s European fixture when she is assistant referee for Thursday’s Europa League tie between PSV Eindhoven and LASK.

All about the money: China rubber-stamped to host 24-team Club World CupInside World Football
China will host the first edition of the expanded Club World Cup in 2021 with FIFA president Gianni Infantino hailing the landmark event as “historic” and describing it as “the first real and true [Club] World Cup”.

Road trip to Rangers is what football’s all about – Well boss RobinsonFour Four Two
Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson insists games like Sunday’s clash with Rangers at Ibrox are “what you are in football for”.

IFAB working group to target Spring for potential new rule on concussion subsInside World Football
The introduction of so-called concussion substitutes has moved a step closer after the game’s rule-makers set up an expert group to begin looking into whether changes to the laws need to be made.

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