BC Soccer News, Tuesday, February 4, 2020


‘Caps conclude Cali trip Tuesday vs. GalaxyWhitecaps FC
After a 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew SC and 4-1 win over FC Dallas, Vancouver Whitecaps FC conclude the California leg of their preseason campaign on Tuesday against LA Galaxy.

Fit to be tried: Loons’ Robin Lod aims to prove he’s worth the moneyStar-Tribune
When Minnesota United players began their new season with fitness testing, Finnish midfielder Robin Lod measured second only to rookie Noah Billingsley.

Atlanta United signs Brazilian midfielder Matheus RossettoAtlanta Utd.
Atlanta United announced today it has signed 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder Matheus Rossetto from Athletico Paranaense for an undisclosed transfer fee, using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). He will occupy an international roster slot and be added to Atlanta’s roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa.

FC Cincinnati signs one-time Brighton record transfer LocadiaNBC Sports
FC Cincinnati got it done: Jurgen Locadia on loan from Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion.


Does Marco Bustos make Pacific a contender?CanPL
The CPL’s most-coveted free agent has landed. Marco Bustos revealed last week that he’s joining former Vancouver Whitecaps teammate Pa-Modou Kah at Pacific FC.

Vancouver Utd. to hold U13 BCSPL Player Intake EvaluationsVan Utd.
New BCSPL franchises enter teams at the youngest age group, known as the ‘u13 intakes’. For the 2020 season this will be 2008 born boys and girls.

TSS Academy to hold U13 BCSPL Player Intake EvaluationsTSS
The TSS U13 girls & boys BCSPL intake evaluations will take place at the dates, times, and locations listed below.

Whitecaps FC mourn the passing of Pam GlassWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are mourning the passing of former public relations director, longtime press box manager, and member of the ‘Caps family Pam Glass.

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
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History on Canada’s side ahead of crucial match vs. Mexico at women’s Olympic soccer qualifierCBC
Canadians need win or draw to take top spot in Group B and avoid U.S. until final

CanWNT hungry for more goals vs. Mexico at Olympic qualifiersCanPL
The Canadian women’s team has been comfortably on cruise control thus far at the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers.

What is Alberta Soccer doing for female referee development?Alberta Soccer
Currently, females make up 28% of the referees in the Province, despite representing almost 32% of the registered players. Alberta Soccer recognizes that it must approach referee recruitment and retention in a variety of ways as it works toward a more gender-balanced referee pool.

Candidate cities’ selection process for 2026 World Cup takes next stepCBC
Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton moving forward in attempt to host group-stage games

Commissioner Clanachan details Ottawa deal, international rules on Footy Prime podcastCanPL
Days after Ottawa joined the Canadian Premier League fold, commissioner David Clanachan spoke for one of the first times since the announcement when he joined the Footy Prime podcast on Monday.

Alphonso Davies’ Brooklyn Nine Nine scene proves Bayern Munich star is soccer’s king of TikTokESPN
Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies’ one-man re-enactment of a classic “Brooklyn Nine Nine” scene is all you need to see today.


USWNT Blanks Costa Rica 6-0 to Win Olympic Qualifying GroupSI.com
The United States women’s national team cruised to a shutout win in its third and final group stage match of the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament on Monday, defeating Costa Rica 6–0 in Houston.

Haiti defeats Panama in final CONCACAF Olympic qualifying matchTSN
Nerilia Mondesir and Mikerline Saint-Felix each scored twice and Haiti beat Panama 6-0 Monday in the group stage of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament.

Reign FC acquires rights to Amber Brooks and Sofia Huerta in trade with HoustonNWSL
Reign FC has traded forward Shea Groom, defender Megan Oyster and a conditional natural second round draft pick in the 2022 NWSL College Draft to the Houston Dash in exchange for the rights to defender Amber Brooks and forward Sofia Huerta, the two teams announced today.

Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Kim Little was sorely missed for Arsenal while poor refereeing and the state of pitches in the WSL were hot topics.

USWNT’s Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris hit the Super Bowl as trailblazing role models ready for the futureYahoo Sports
Now, as a married couple and as individuals, Harris and Krieger are blazing a trail as role models and voices that in the past were often ignored. They’ve been vocal advocates for equal pay for women and they’ve quickly become one of the country’s most high-profile same-sex couples, particularly in the world of sports. And it’s all made them more popular than ever.


Zidane swaps sparkle for steel to win the Madrid derby that mattersThe Guardian
Madrid were written off after Atlético’s 7-3 pre-season win but they are now a ‘block of granite’ after a culture shift in the squad

Fati sets record in Spain as youngest player to net braceSportsnet
Barcelona’s teenage star Ansu Fati set another scoring record on Sunday when he became the youngest player to get two goals in a Spanish league game.

Atalanta’s Gasperini wins Serie A coach of the year awardNBC Sport
Gian Piero Gasperini won Serie A’s coach of the year award on Monday after guiding Atalanta to a third-place finish last season and a spot in the Champions League for the first time in its history.

Mazzarri steps down at Torino after pair of embarrassing lossesTSN
Walter Mazzarri stepped down as Torino coach on Tuesday after his club conceded 11 goals over its last two matches, and Moreno Longo was hired as his replacement.

Neymar out of PSG squad for match two days after birthday partyBBC Sport
Neymar is out of the Paris St-Germain squad for their league match at Nantes on Tuesday with a rib injury.

Jürgen Klopp to watch Liverpool’s FA Cup replay with Shrewsbury on laptopThe Guardian
Liverpool have arranged for Jürgen Klopp to watch their FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury on a laptop while he takes a mid-season break and Neil Critchley takes the team at Anfield.

Infantino slams CAF and Africa saying it has to change and AFCON would be a startInside World Football
Having raised a number of eyebrows with comments many perceived as undermining African football, Gianni Infantino carried on where he left off when he addressed members of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) in Budapest on Monday.

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