BC Soccer News, Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Episode 361 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Eating Goals with Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman)AFTN
Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone! You might not feel that there’s been a lot to be thankful for this season if you’re a Whitecaps fan, but at least it’s all over now, so there’s that.

AFTN’s End Of Season Awards – 2019 (Part Two – Whitecaps and North American football)AFTN
Another year is over. So that can only mean one thing – it’s time for AFTN’s ninth annual end of season awards, as we look back at Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2019 season and some more aspects from the North American footballing landscape.

Toronto FC’s Alejandro Pozuelo up for MLS Newcomer of the Year AwardDelta Optimist
Toronto FC playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo is a finalist for Major League Soccer’s Newcomer of the Year award.

St. Louis MLS expansion team will open with sleek downtown stadiumMLS Multiplex
Now that St. Louis has achieved MLS expansion, leaders need to complete their soccer-specific stadium plans. The team starts play in 2022.







Toyota National Championships (Canada Soccer Photo)

BC crowned Challenge Trophy Champions at 2019 Toyota National ChampionshipsCSA
Teck Finals Day in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador saw British Columbia crowned champions at the 2019 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy competition. Central City Breakers from Surrey defeated Ottawa’s St. Anthony SC 2:0 to take the Gold Medal and Challenge Trophy. Dartmouth’s United DFC earned the bronze medal with Quebec’s Kodiak Charlesbourg winning the Fifth Place Match, Newfoundland & Labrador’s Holy Cross winning the Seventh Place Match and Manitoba’s FC Winnipeg Lions taking the Ninth Place Match.

CCB LFC United make it back to back national titles for BC after dominant Challenge Trophy final victoryAFTN
The Challenge Trophy is remaining in BC for another year after Provincial champs CCB LFC United put in a dominant performance to beat Ontario representatives Ottawa St Anthony SC in Monday’s final in St John’s, Newfoundland.

Surrey soccer team wins national title for teammate Bassi, killed in car crash last springSurrey Now Leader
The jubilant men in blue celebrated by holding up the #5 jersey of fallen teammate Brandon Bassi, who was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Newton last May.

VISL Division 1 Week 5 Results and StandingsBC Soccer Web
Match-week 5 is complete, most turkey dinners have taken place, and the strange Division 1 year continues.

MSOC: T-Birds shutout Vikes to clinch top spot in Pacific DivisionUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer team were 4-0 winners over the University of Victoria Vikes in the second of a home and home Legends Cup series contest between the rivals on a crisp Saturday afternoon at Thunderbird stadium.

WSOC: T-Birds upset by visiting VikesUBC
In their second matchup against the University of Victoria Vikes in the last three days, the UBC Thunderbirds women’s soccer team were unable to recover from a 2-0 halftime deficit, falling 3-1 on a chilly Saturday evening at Thunderbird Stadium.

MSOC down UBCO 2-1 to keep playoff hopes aliveTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack scored twice in the first half including on an own goal and downed the visiting University of British Columbia Okangan Heat 2-1 n Canada West men’s soccer on Saturday (Oct 12).The win keeps TRU’s playoff chances alive.

WSOC tie UBCO in final home match – TRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack finished the home portion of their 2019-20 Canada West women’s soccer season with a draw.

WSOC: SFU suffers 4-0 loss to Seattle PacificSFU
Simon Fraser University lost 4-0 at Seattle Pacific in Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer action Saturday at Interbay Stadium.

BMO Academy Report: ‘Caps finish strong opening round of GA Cup qualifyingWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC U-17 and U-15 academy teams kicked off qualifying for the 2020 Generation adidas Cup this past weekend in Colorado, taking on MLS academy rivals from FC Dallas, Colorado Rapids, and Los Angeles Football Club.

Centaurs soccer goalie gets her kicks on football field Tri City News
Kelsey Eckert tried football on a dare. The Grade 11 student at Centennial secondary, and a manager with the football team, was running water bottles around during practice when one of the Centaurs’ assistant coaches suggested she try kicking a field goal. Wearing white Vans sneakers, Eckert nailed a 35-yarder.

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
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, OCTOBER 15, 2019, 4:30 PM PT



Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on TuesdayBTS
After a long wait, the day is finally upon us, as the US comes north to take on their northern neighbours Canada in a CONCACAF Nations League clash filled with plenty at stake.

Canada coach John Herdman promises ‘blood, guts and thunder’ against U.S.Delta Optimist
Coach John Herdman promises “blood, guts and thunder” when Canada takes the field against the U.S. on Tuesday in CONCACAF Nations League play.

USMNT looks forward to ‘good challenge’ against Canada’s youthful attackPro Soccer USA
U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter doesn’t believe his team will bring any less intensity than Canada when they meet at BMO Field, despite the Americans playing to a 7-0 victory against Cuba on Friday while the Canadians rested.

How Canada can triumph over U.S. in Concacaf Nations LeagueSportsnet
A Canadian win over the United States in Concacaf Nations League on Tuesday at BMO Field would be significant in two ways.

Davies versus Yedlin and the other key matchups in USMNT-CanadaSBI
Though neither the U.S. Men’s National Team or Canadian National Team were giving away their starting lineups ahead of Tuesday night’s Nations League clash, it isn’t tough to figure out which stars will be on display, and which matchups will take center stage.

Canada’s natural-born striker has one goal in mind, helping the national team do ‘something great’The Star
Jonathan David’s first goal for his country came in his international debut against the U.S. Virgin Islands last September. The 19-year-old striker hasn’t stopped scoring since.

Canadian keeper Milan Borjan believes he’s getting better with ageThe Star
Ask Milan Borjan about the result of a Canadian men’s national team match eight years ago and he can probably rhyme off the specifics of the game.

Quebec’s Royal Sélect Beauport win 2019 Toyota National Championships Jubilee TrophyCSA
Quebec’s Royal Sélect Beauport won their second Jubilee Trophy defeating Alberta’s Edmonton Northwest United 1:0 in extra time in the Gold Medal Match at the 2019 Toyota National Championships in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.

BC, Ontario, and Alberta crowned Champions on Teck Finals Day at the 2019 Toyota National ChampionshipsCSA
The 2019 Toyota National Championships came to a close with four provinces winning Gold Medals across six competitions held in three Canadian cities from 9 to 14 October. The winners were crowned following 13 months of competition across 10 provinces and 1 territory with a total of 615 teams and more than 12,000 players, coaches and officials vying for the national title at the U-15, U-17 and Senior levels.

U-17 World Cup: Canada eye another step forward in BrazilFIFA
For Canada, the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 presents a chance to measure the strides their men’s youth program has made in the last decade.

HIGHLIGHTS: York9 blanks Forge in dominant 905 Derby performanceCanPL
York9 FC saved their best performance against their provincial rivals for last. Y9 put in a dominant and complete performance in their home finale on Saturday, earning a convincing 4-0 win over Forge FC at York Lions Stadium in the final 905 Derby of the CPL campaign.

Experience of a lifetime for Canadian players at Danone Nations CupSudbury Star
The Danone Nations Cup proved to be an experience of a lifetime for the 24 players representing Canada in the finals of the biggest youth soccer tournament in the world.


USL Gameday Report: October 13, Week 32USL
The Charleston Battery missed out on a chance to move back into the playoff places on Sunday afternoon as the side suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Loudoun United FC, which came back from a goal down to earn its third straight win.

USL Gameday Report: October 12, Week 32USL
Real Monarchs SLC boosted its chances of a fourth-place finish and claimed the inaugural edition of the Four Corners Cup by handing Phoenix Rising FC its first home defeat of the season on Saturday night at Casino Arizona Field.

MPLS City Financial Review 2019Protagonist Soccer
Every year, Hoedeman and his MPLS City board put together their financials and put them online for the world to see. It’s the epitome of grassroots and we love it. Dan approached our site about us publishing it and I will be 100% honest in saying that I was honored and ecstatic. The Crows are everything we love about soccer and we’re humbled to present their 2019 financial review for you to read. Keep fighting the fight.


Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Manchester City show a touch of class, Chelsea stamp their authority and Manchester United begin to get their just rewards.

Will Montemurro’s small squad come back to haunt Arsenal this season?The Guardian
It was telling that it was two substitutes combining to deliver Chelsea’s 2-1 humbling of the reigning Women’s Super League champions Arsenal on Sunday.

NWSL Semifinal clashes set for SundayNWSL
North Carolina Courage will host Reign FC and the Chicago Red Stars will match up with Portland Thorns FC.

Portland Thorns Recap: Thorns Draw Against Washington Spirit, 0-0Portland Mercury
The Portland Thorns fell even with the Washington Spirit in a 0-0 draw on Saturday night.

NWSL playoffs primer: One key player from all four teamsThe Equalizer
The National Women’s Soccer League playoffs are here with the same four teams in there that we saw a year ago. In fact, since 2016 the Portland Thorns, Chicago Red Stars and some form of the North Carolina Courage have been to the playoffs every year.

Why expansion might not be the NWSL’s best path forwardYahoo Sports
Although the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs start this weekend, there is a bigger story inching toward an inflection point. The league, as always, is looking at expansion, which would see the nine-team NWSL add at least one new team for 2020.

Carli Lloyd says diminished World Cup role was ‘worst time of my life’ESPN
Rather than the crowning achievement of her career, winning a second consecutive World Cup title marked the end of three years that Carli Lloyd hopes never to repeat.

Women’s football reaching goals in VenezuelaFIFA
On 4 October, the fully renovated Women’s Football Centre in San Felipe was officially inaugurated turning the Venezuela football Federation (FVF) into a leading example in the region


Euro 2020 qualifying: France settles for draw with TurkeyNBC Sports
Euro 2020 qualifying continued on Monday and included a top-of-the-group clash in Group H.

England’s vile and disturbing night in Sofia will live long in sporting infamyThe Guardian
Welcome to the new world. We came expecting a football match. What we got was a miserable occasion on a miserable night in a miserable stadium against miserable opposition played out to a miserable backdrop of recrimination and bad blood.

Bulgaria FA president urged to quit over racist chanting – report Four Four Two
The prime minister of Bulgaria has called on the country’s football association president to quit after the Euro 2020 qualifier against England on Monday night was marred by racist chanting, according to reports.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goal in Portugal’s 2-1 loss to Ukraine in Euro 2020 qualifierBBC Sport
Cristiano Ronaldo reached a career landmark on Monday by scoring his 700th career goal in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier at Ukraine.

Turkish players defy UEFA with another military saluteNBC Sports
Turkish players defied UEFA with another military salute in Turkey’s 1-1 draw with France in their European Championship qualifier on Monday.

Northern Ireland may have to repeat Prague performance in play-offs – O’NeillFour Four Two
Michael O’Neill has told his Northern Ireland side their 3-2 friendly win over the Czech Republic shows they can reach Euro 2020 via the play-offs.

Andorra break their qualifying duck with 1-0 win over MoldovaInside World Football
Tiny Andorra’s 21-year wait for a first European Championship qualifying win is over after they defeated Moldova 1-0 on Friday.

Valencia are a mess, but the Mestalla could offer salvationESPN
The genesis of the horrible situation which currently engulfs Valencia centres almost wholly around its epic, traditional, much-loved, volcanic but significantly out-dated Mestalla stadium.

Barcelona denounces Spanish court decision on Catalan independenceNBC Sports
Barcelona released a statement criticizing a recent Spanish Supreme Court decision that saw 12 political activists jailed for their role in the 2017 push for Catalan independence.

CONCACAF Nations League ‘like being amateurs’ again – Mexico’s MartinoESPN
Mexico coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino has reminded his players that participating in the CONCACAF Nations League is at times “like returning to being amateurs” and urged them to make the most of every opportunity with the national team.

AFCON 2021 group qualifiers set after wins for Gambia, Chad, South Sudan and Sao TomeInside World Football
Gambia, Chad, South Sudan and Sao Tome have advanced in qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Rudi Garcia named new coach of LyonLigue 1
Lyon had been on the lookout for a new coach after parting company with Sylvinho in the wake of their derby defeat against AS Saint-Etienne on October 6, a result which left them in 14th place in the Ligue 1 Conforama table and above the bottom three only on goal difference.

St Pauli part company with player who voiced support of Turkey’s invasionThe Guardian
The Turkish midfielder Cenk Sahin has been released by St Pauli following an Instagram post in support of his country’s invasion of Kurdish-held regions in northern Syria.

Pirates stealing football’s gold. 8.9m people streamed illegally in UK, finds reportInside World Football
The revelation last week that middle eastern broadcaster beIN Sport will now, as a result of piracy, be treating all its sports rights acquisitions as non-exclusive, and will be dropping prices accordingly, is a wake-up call to football’s rights owners.

North Korea holds South Korea to 0-0 in World Cup qualifierYahoo Sports
North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match, though it is unclear how many people saw the game in Pyongyang.

North v South Korea: Welcome to the world’s strangest football derbyBBC Sport
It’s not too rare for the two sides to face off, but almost unheard of to play in the North’s capital, Pyongyang. In fact, it’s only happened once, in 1990.

John Barnes: ‘I was seen as the voice of reason on race. I haven’t changed’ The Guardian
The former England and Liverpool winger on why he is no apologist for racism and how it can be tackled at its roots.

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