BC Soccer News, Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Episode 360 – The AFTN Soccer Show (It Must Have Been Good But I Can’t Remember with Marc Dos Santos, Derek Cornelius, and Freddy Juarez)AFTN
As the Whitecaps’ 2019 MLS season comes to a disappointing close, we look towards the future with Marc Dos Santos. What will the offseason look like? When will we see the additions start to come in? And how many will come from overseas and how many from within MLS?

Which 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs teams enter in the best, worst form?MLS
The field is set for the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, but how are the respective clubs doing heading into the postseason?

The Montreal Impact missed the mark (again) in 2019. So what’s next?CBC
Team missed the MLS playoffs for a third consecutive season and now the roster is due for an overhaul.

Montreal Impact’s possible opponents in Concacaf Champions League are knownMontreal Impact
The Montreal Impact finally knows its possible opponents for the Concacaf Champions League round of 16.

Portland’s Fernandez voluntarily enters MLS substance abuse programNBC Sports
Portland Timbers forward Brian Fernandez has left the playoff-bound club to voluntarily enter Major League Soccer’s Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program (SABH).

Atlanta United hits stride, Galaxy’s defense still struggling and more MLS Decision Day takeawaysSBI
The 2019 MLS regular season came to a close with a goal-filled Decision Day which saw some teams earn their way into the playoffs, and some others stumble their way in.

SACKED: Orlando’s O’Connor the first coaching casualty of the MLS postseasonFront Row Soccer
James O’Connor became the first Major League Soccer head coach to get the axe Monday as he was fired by Orlando City SC. Orlando City finished 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 9-15-10 mark and 37 points.

Team-by-team 2019 MLS statistical leadersMLS
The 2019 MLS season has wrapped up and we’re taking a look back at which players led their clubs in a handful of important statistical categories.







Vikes soccer teams earn weekend sweepsTimes Colonist
Isaac Koch of the University of Victoria Vikes is stating his case not only for Canada West MVP, but also to become the next potential player to move to pro soccer from U Sports.

Powell River Villa falls to Bays United on the roadPowell River Peak
Powell River Villa Soccer Club lost on the road to Bays United by a score of 4-0 in a match held Saturday, October 5, at Oak Bay High School in Victoria.

Vernon teams split soccer championships with Kelowna sidesVernon Morning Star
Moving up from midfield, Mike Bertram banged in a rebound after Kelowna Mission Cleaners Sandro Costa dove to his left to make a great save in the 70th minute, giving Vernon Kal Tire a 2-1 win over the Cleaners in the A Division final of the CapriCMW Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ Soccer League Sunday afternoon at Beasley Park in Lake Country.

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.


Valour FC players join New Zealand teamWinnipeg Free Press
Valour FC announced Monday that midfielder Dylan Sacramento and forward Calum Ferguson have been granted leave to pursue playing opportunities in New Zealand.

Concordia 2, UQAM 1: Playoff Race Begins for Stingers Men’s SoccerThe Link
Simon Spénard-Lapierre’s Late Game Winner Brings Stingers Within Striking Distance of Postseason.


Preview: Rangers to host Ottawa Fury FC in home finale on TuesdaySporting KC
With just a single loss in their last six matches, the Swope Park Rangers (6-17-8, 26 points) will take the field Tuesday at world-class Children’s Mercy Park when they host Ottawa Fury FC (13-9-9, 48 points) in the club’s final home match of the 2019 USL Championship campaign.


Portugal women v England women: I don’t feel vulnerable – Phil NevilleBBC Sport
Phil Neville says he “does not feel vulnerable” as England manager before Tuesday’s friendly against Portugal.

Phil Neville says he would leave Lionesses ‘if it was the right thing to do’The Guardian
Phil Neville has said he does not “feel vulnerable” in his position as manager despite England’s defeat to Brazil on Saturday meaning that his side have now gone five games without a win. This is the same number that led to being Hope Powell sacked in 2013, albeit with the bulk of those games coming at the European Championship finals, when the team were eliminated in the group stage.

USWNT counters soccer federation’s assertions on payNBC Sports
U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women’s national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women’s team players said in court documents filed Monday.


International breaks: Sylvinho pays the price at Lyon, Giampolo axed at AC MilanInside World Football
Brazilian coach Sylvinho has been dismissed by his club Olympique Lyon after Sunday’s derby defeat against local rivals AS Saint-Etienne and just one win in nine. At AC Milan, Marco Giampolo is also on the way out.

Major powers close to Euro 2020 spots though France in fightYahoo Sports
Most of the continent’s major soccer powers are in cruise control as they close in on qualification for next year’s European Championship.

Premier League winners and losers so far this seasonFour Four Two
Eight rounds of matches of the 2019-20 Premier League season have been completed heading into this international break.

Mancini says Italy’s EURO 2020 squad is ‘more or less decided’NBC Sports
Italy’s squad for next year’s European Championship will look much the same as the one used in qualifying, coach Roberto Mancini said Monday, denting the hopes of players such as Mario Balotelli.

Azzurri turn green to mark football renaissanceInside World Football
As we used to say in the TV era, “Do not adjust your set”: Italy really will be wearing green when they take on Greece in a European championship qualifier in Rome on Saturday night.

Messi helps give Scaloni’s Argentina new-found optimismESPN
Losing the final of the Copa Centenario to Chile in a shootout in New Jersey three years ago plunged the Argentina national team into a cycle of torment. Coach Gerardo Martino resigned soon afterwards, Lionel Messi flirted briefly with international retirement, the road to Russia 2018 was long and traumatic and, under the highly rated Jorge Sampaoli, once they got there they campaign was predictably poor.

Klopp well on the way to building long-lasting Liverpool legacyFour Four Two
Exactly four years ago Klopp was confirmed as Reds boss, inheriting a team which had lost its way under Brendan Rodgers.

Melbourne City’s Connor Metcalfe welcomes A-League’s push to feature more young talentESPN
Last week, FFA head of leagues Greg O’Rourke said the A-League would look at ways to encourage clubs to provide opportunities to young Australian talent.

Football tourism – why it’s not just half and half scarvesBBC Sport
Football tourism is a booming industry and there is currently no hotter destination than the Premier League.

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