VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
A look at the Whitecaps roster to date. – Eighty-Six Forever
Part way through the season the team has added a number of new players. Let’s look at what is in place and what pieces still need to be found.
Vancouver Whitecaps: The resolutions will not be televised – Soccer Shorts
What is a New Year resolution? It’s the act of resolving to follow a particular path over the next twelve months. And “resolve” is as close to “re solve” as makes no difference and so leads to the conclusion that what we’re really attempting each new year is to solve the same puzzle over and over again.
AFTN’s Vancouver Whitecaps End Of Season Awards – 2017 – AFTN
Another year is nearly over, so that means it’s time for us to look back at Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2017 season.
Residency midfielder Noah Verhoeven called to U.S. U-20 national team – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Residency midfielder Noah Verhoeven has been called to the U.S. U-20 men’s national team in a first ever U.S. Soccer Men’s YNT Summit Camp featuring 153 players from U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19, and U-20 teams. The camp is under the leadership of U.S. Soccer Youth Technical Director Tab Ramos and is running from January 2 to 11 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
NYCFC adds Paraguayan Jesus Medina as Young DP – SBI
NYCFC kickstarted 2018 with a Designated Player signing. The club announced on Monday that Paraguayan international Jesus Medina is set to come to New York as a Young DP signing. The 20-year old comes to NYCFC on a a four-year contract with NYCFC following his transfer from Club Libertad in Paraguay.
Report: FC Dallas, Toronto FC vying for Argentine defender German Conti – MLS
FC Dallas and Toronto FC are among the sides interested in acquiring Argentine defender German Conti from Colon de Santa Fe in Argentina’s top flight, according to a report from an Argentine newsaper.
Former Chile manager Claudio Borghi interested in coaching in MLS – MLS
Gerardo “Tata” Martino may have started a coming trend in MLS. The Argentine, who led Atlanta United to one of the best inaugural seasons in league history in 2017, could in the future have a compatriot leading a rival team in North America.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Former North Vancouver resident Gareth Morgan among six dead in plane crash in Australia – Georgia Straight
Gareth Morgan, a former Capilano University soccer player, was at the controls when a Sydney Seaplanes aircraft went down in Jerusalem Bay along the Hawkesbury River.
DODSON-WILLIS RETURNED AS PRESIDENT OF KYSA – BC Soccer Web
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) held a regularly scheduled board of directors meeting at the KYSA office on McArthur Island on December 18.
Soccer in Puget Sound: It’s Rarely a Holiday – Sounder at Heart
So began a tradition of intercity and Cascadian holiday challenge matches. Sometimes clubs and sometimes ‘picked’ teams or all-stars. It was no bus trip; in its infancy, it was a steamer between B.C. and Puget Sound or a train up from Portland. For three consecutive years Seattle’s all-stars hosted teams from British Columbia as fundraisers for Orthopedic Hospital (now Seattle Children’s), with a return game to Victoria or Vancouver in the spring.
Canadian legends Nick Dasovic & Andrea Neil team up for Individualized Coaching Program – Dasovic-Neil Coaching
Nick Dasovic & Andrea Neil have teamed up to provide training programs for players & coaches. The programs specialize in individual, positional, age, and gender specific training for players, with a combined technical and physical focus while providing education and mentorship opportunities for coaches to improve their skills and deepen their knowledge base.
BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book Recommendations – BC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.
PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in Review – BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.
BC PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Surrey United 1 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 13, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
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.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Huitema, a Canadian star on the rise – FIFA
As 2017 comes to a close, Jordyn Huitema is sure to reflect fondly on what has been a year of progress and development for the Canadian youngster.
Significant expansion planned for League1 Ontario – League1 Ontario
League1 Ontario, the province’s pro-am men’s and women’s league, will kick-off its fifth season in the Spring of 2018 with the largest number of teams in its history.
Best Of 2017 – League1 Men In USports/ CCAA – League1 Ontario
League1 Ontario players – past and present – made their presence felt on the Canadian university and college circuit in 2017, ranking among the best in the country.
Best Of 2017 – League1 Women In USports/ CCAA – League1 Ontario
In Part II of our Best Of 2017 series we look at the contributions League1 Ontario current and past players made at the women’s Canadian university and college levels this season.
USL, NASL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Popovic wants a possession-oriented Ottawa Fury team that “connects” with fans – the11.ca
Several times during our phone conversation, new Ottawa Fury Nikola Popovic coach used the word “connection.”
2017’s Top USL Storylines – Welcoming the Newcomers – USL
New additions are set to feature prominently as the 2018 season begins.
USL DIII Reflects on 2017, Previews 2018 – USL D3
The USL Division III expansion team ends the year having traveled nearly 15,000 miles to visit 23 different cities primed for professional soccer, while the league has also conducted official expansion discussions with more than 50 markets across the United States.
How and Why The North American Soccer League (NASL) Must Play In 2018 To Truly Succeed – Midfield Press
The NASL must be resolute and intelligently play this coming season because this is how it will ultimately win and inspire others to join their cause. The symbolic presence and leadership of the league is paramount.
Vancouver Victory partner with PNW Live Sports to stream 2018 home matches – GoalWA
The Vancouver Victory of the Evergreen Premier League are proud to partner with PNW Live Sports on live streaming of all home games for the 2018 season.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
W-League Round 9: Huster, Stengel score in Newcastle win – The Equalizer
Westfield W-League Week 9 action—Brisbane remains alone at the top of the table as the road team won all four matches this week.
Olympique Lyonnais signs Morgan Brian, Bayern Munich eyes young American – Washington Post
U.S. national team midfielder Morgan Brian is leaving the National Women’s Soccer League after three seasons to play for Olympique Lyonnais, which has won 11 consecutive French league titles and the past two UEFA Champions League trophies.
U.S. Women’s National Team soccer set for early 2018 SheBelieves Cup – MLS Multiplex
The 2018 SheBelieves Cup Tournament field matches four top women’s soccer teams in March. The U.S Women’s National Team meets Germany, France, and England.
Marta looks to France 2019 and beyond – FIFA
With an ever-increasing pool of players across the world excelling, Brazil superstar Marta may not claim as many accolades as in years gone by. But the five-time FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year – arguably the most prominent historical name in women’s football – has lost little of her ability at the top level.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Manchester United blanks Everton, Liverpool grabs late winner – Sportsnet
For all the recent talk about the money Jose Mourinho has — or hasn’t — spent at Manchester United, his best player at the moment might be one who cost the club nothing.
Mark Hughes: Stoke consider manager’s future – BBC Sport
Stoke are considering the future of manager Mark Hughes after a disappointing first half of the season.
Arsene Wenger charged by FA for Mike Dean confrontation after Arsenal’s draw at West Brom – The Telegraph
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been charged following his conduct in the referee’s changing room after Sunday’s game against West Brom, the Football Association has announced.
Napoli out to avoid 2016 repeat with Serie A halfway lead over Juventus – The Guardian
The Partenopei lead Juve by a point in Italy, where 10 of the last 11 Serie A winners were ‘winter champions’, but memories of that exception remain
January transfer window gives Manchester United a chance to retool – Sportsnet
Manchester United are still in rebuild mode according to manager Jose Mourinho.
Infantino ends year banging drum for 48-team World Cup and FIFA salary transparency – Inside World Football
Gianni Infantino insists FIFA’s 211 federations are “overwhelmingly in favour” of expanding the World Cup to 48 teams.
Can you teach the art of goalscoring? Kevin Phillips is trying at Derby County – The Guardian
The last Englishman to win the European Golden Shoe talks about how strikers have changed, Harry Kane’s improvement and his own managerial ambitions.
Weah hits the mark with Liberian youth to win vote for country’s presidency – Inside World Football
It isn’t every day that a former World Football Player of the Year becomes president of his country but Liberia’s George Weah has made that remarkable transition after the second round of voting in a sometimes acrimonious election campaign saw him defeat 73-year-old Joseph Boakai who has been vice president for the last 12 years.
Father and son sent off in same incident – NBC Sports
This has surely never happened in the soccer world before. In the 39th minute of Forest Green Rovers’ 2-1 defeat at home to Wycombe Wanderers on Monday, a father and son were both sent off in the same minute.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca