BC Soccer News, Tuesday, February 25, 2020




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020, 7:30 PM



Episode 381 – The AFTN Soccer Show (The Ways Of The West with guest Marc Dos Santos)AFTN
We’re a week away from everybody’s favourite time in the football calendar – AFTN’s football violence awareness month in Wavelength. But before that, the MLS season kicks off.

Vancouver Whitecaps Preseason Raises EyebrowsLWOS
There have been glimpses of real improvement from the Vancouver Whitecaps preseason, but will it translate into the regular season?

Amer Didic returning home after Whitecaps trial endsCanPL
Amer Didic, a defender who spent the 2019 season with FC Edmonton, is returning home after his recent trial with the Vancouver Whitecaps recently came to an end.

The 25th season of MLS Soccer is right around the cornerYahoo Sports
The 25th season of Major League Soccer is about to get underway, and we’ve got the 5 biggest storylines ahead of the new campaign. First up, can LAFC finally get their hands on MLS Cup this season? The Californians won the Supporters Shield in record fashion last season, but just like in their expansion season, they suffered a shock hone playoff defeat.

CCL Preview: NYCFC, Atlanta United headline MLS contingent hosting second legsSBI
Five MLS teams return home this week with spots in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals up for grabs.

CCL Match Preview: Atlanta United vs FC MotaguaAtlanta Utd.
Atlanta United will continue its Round of 16 play of the Concacaf Champions League against FC Motagua after a 1-1 draw last Tuesday night in Honduras.

Chicago Fire FC Acquires Argentine Midfielder Gastón Giménez as Designated PlayerChicago Fire
Chicago Fire FC announced today that the Club has acquired holding midfielder Gastón Giménez via transfer from Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield. Giménez will be added to the Fire’s roster as a Designated Player pending a medical and receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 Visa. He is under contract with the Fire through the 2021 season with a Club option for the 2022 season.

2020 Season Preview: TFC looks to re-establish themselves as titans in MLSWaking The Red
We take a look at at the team’s strengths, weaknesses, the potential starting XI, and how the Reds want to shape the coming decade

A look at the 3 goalkeepers who could replace Rimando for RSLKSL
With the 2020 MLS season just around the corner, many might be wondering: who’s going to replace Nick Rimando?

FC Cincinnati ready for season as coaching search continuesCincinnati Soccer Talk
At FC Cincinnati’s media day on Monday, several players said they’re ready to move on from coach Ron Jans’ resignation and start the 2020 season Sunday under Yoann Damet. General manager Gerard Nijkamp is still searching for a replacement.

USMNT’s Arriola likely will miss MLS season, six World Cup qualifiersNBC Sports
D.C. United midfielder Paul Arriola had major knee surgery Monday and likely will miss the entire Major League Soccer season and the United States’ first six qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup.

The latest on big injuries around MLS heading into Week 1MLS
Here’s a run-through of some of the key short-term injuries around the league ahead of Week 1.


TSS Rovers is pleased to announce that Adam Day will be the Lead Instructor/Head Coach of our USL League Two team for the 2020 season. Adam is taking on this role after being part of the staff for the group in 2019.

TRU MSOC sign recruit HausendorfTRU Wolfpack
Head coach John Antulov and the WolfPack are pleased to announce that 6’5″ Jost Hausendorf of Ammersbek, Germany will be joining the program and attending Thompson Rivers effective August, 2020.

VIDEO: From Decisions to DebriefYouTube (BCSA)
Follow 3 Provincial Referees as they officiate a Jackson Cup match on Vancouver Island. This is BC Soccer’s “Adult Integration” Program, which allows referees to experience travel, different environments, and new teams .

Canada returns to Vancouver Island for March Men’s International FriendlyCSA
Canada Soccer will return to Vancouver Island for a 2020 Men’s International Friendly match on 27 March in Langford, British Columbia. The Friday night match will feature Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team against Concacaf rivals Trinidad and Tobago as Canada continues to prepare for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in the Fall of 2020. The home match also gives Pacific coast fans a chance to watch some of their favourite heroes while turning Westhills Stadium into a fortress for their Men’s National Team.

Tickets on sale for Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team return to VancouverCSA
Tickets to the highly anticipated Canada-Australia Women’s International Friendly Match set for Tuesday 14 April at BC Place are on sale to the public today 29 January 2020 via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 1.855.985.5000.

Penticton & PCSL revives Kennedy Cup Tournament for 2020BC Soccer Web
The John F. Kennedy Cup has a unique history amongst North America’s trophies for soccer. Founded in 1960, the Kennedy Cup was the first (and only) sporting trophy to be sanctioned by the late President of the United States. It also was the base for some of the first meaningful matches between clubs from British Columbia’s PCSL, California, Oregon, Washington and Mexico. When President Kennedy was assassinated in November, 1963, it was one of the few sporting events in the United States to take place that month with the family’s blessing.

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!

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.

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 UBCUBC 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
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.





TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020, 7:30 PM


Canada advance to Round of 16 at Concacaf Women’s Under-20 ChampionshipCSA
Canada have secured their spot in the knockout phase of the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship after a 0:0 draw with Guatemala on their second match day in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. Kayza Massey and her backline posted the clean sheet as Canada maintained a spot in first place (tied with Jamaica) and earned a spot in the Concacaf Round of 16.

Deadlines aplenty for Atletico Ottawa as it builds CPL expansion teamAirdrie Today
A former sprinter, Fernando Lopez is no stranger to moving fast. But the international expansion manager for Atletico Madrid knows he has to go a long way in a very short time in building expansion Atletico Ottawa ahead of the mid-April start of the Canadian Premier League.

FC Edmonton’s Paulus, Cavalry’s Wheeldon Jr. embracing new ‘Al Classico’ battleFC Edmonton
Last season, FC Edmonton and Cavalry FC produced one of the more scintillating matchups in the Canadian Premier League. But, the nature of the two teams’ fates meant that Cavalry would walk away undefeated over five bouts, leaving Paulus without any bragging rights over Wheeldon Jr. by year’s end.

Introducing Canadian Women & SportCanadian Women & Sport
Formerly known as the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), our mission is to achieve equity for women in society through the power of sport.

Dwayne De Rosario visits WhitehorseWhitehorse Star
Canadian soccer star Dwayne De Rosario paid a visit to the territory over the weekend to lead practice sessions for the Yukon’s soccer players at the Canada Games Centre.


Westfield W-League Review, Week 13: Melbourne City clinch PremiershipThe Equalizer
Here are the Week 13 highlights from the Westfield W-League in Australia, as Melbourne City clinched the Premiership title after a 4-0 win over Western Sydney.

Australia, New Zealand showcase 2023 World Cup bid to FIFAYahoo Sports
Backers of a bid to bring the 2023 Women’s World Cup to Australia and New Zealand are confident they’ve showcased the benefits of co-hosting the event across two confederations.

Cristiane: Marta is without doubt the greatest in historyFIFA
Had one of the game’s deadliest markswomen made a heartrending exit from international football’s grandest stages?

Rose Lavelle: ‘Who do I want to thank for winning the World Cup? Everyone’The Guardian
The USA midfielder scored a standout goal in last year’s final. Her belief that the game should be fun has helped her throughout her career.


UEFA Champions League Preview: Chelsea hosts Bayern Munich, Man City visits Real Madrid, and moreSBI
After some surprising results in the first four UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first legs, the remaining eight teams will be in action this week.

Liverpool rallies to victory over West Ham, 22 points clear of Man CitySportsnet
Another win for Liverpool. Another step toward a first English championship title in 30 years and a rare undefeated league campaign.

Lyon-Juventus gets green light despite virus concerns Yahoo Sports
French club Lyon says its sold-out Champions League home game against Juventus will go ahead as planned on Wednesday despite the coronavirus outbreak in nearby Italy.

Manchester United’s revenue falls by nearly 12%BBC
Manchester United’s revenue fell by nearly 12% in the six months to December, largely because of the club’s absence from the Champions League.

UEFA pledges support for Greek soccer overhaul Yahoo Sports
President of UEFA Aleksander Ceferin says it has agreed to help Greece overhaul its professional leagues to curb violence and corruption.

Qatar 2020: 1,000 days to go, 2 stadia ready, 3 to open this year, 3 to finishInside World Football
Qatar will open three more of its World Cup 2022 stadiums this year, adding to the two already open. That will leave three more for completion, including the Lusail Stadium that will host the opening game and final.

Rather than ranting about VAR, why not focus on tackling game’s real problems The Guardian
Imagine if pundits and fans spoke out with same self-righteous regularity against structural racism that they do against dotted lines being drawn from footballers’ armpits.

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