BC Soccer News, Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Meet Ricky King: The ‘Caps coach who helped discover the Red Bulls’ Tyler AdamsWhitecaps FC
Ricky King wasn’t yet with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy when a bright-eyed Alphonso Davies rose through the club’s youth system. He did, however, have a first-hand account of a similar path for another elite young MLS talent.

Gio Savarese: MLS has become a “priority league” for South AmericansMLS
A former Venezuelan international and exciting goalscorer in MLS, Portland Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese knows a thing or two about the path from South America to the United States.

Playoff run provides Jorge Villafaña another reward for returning homePortland Timbers
It’s easy for the Portland Timbers’ community to attach memories of 2015 to Jorge Villafaña, who will try to build on that year’s MLS Cup title on Saturday in Atlanta.

Major League Soccer says they increased tickets allotted to away supporters at MLS Cup to a record 1,700 due to demandOregonian
Major League Soccer has historically allocated 900 tickets for away supporters at MLS Cup games, but worked to increase that number to 1,700 this year due to demand, the league told The Oregonian/OregonLive Tuesday.

Michael Parkhurst hopes to add ‘MLS Cup champion’ to sterling resumeMLS
Atlanta United players have grand visions Saturday night of playing the best soccer of their lives against the Portland Timbers in the 2018 MLS Cup.

All-League Selection King Joins Nashville SCUSL
Nashville SC announced on Tuesday it had signed 2018 USL Championship All-League selection Darnell King, pending league and federation approval, as the club continues to add to its squad for the 2019 campaign. King led San Antonio FC last season in starts, minutes, clearances and tackles, while contributing offensively with three goals and five assists.

NYCFC finds new CEO, hiring Brad Sims from NBA’s CavsPro Soccer USA
To find its new chief executive officer, New York City FC turned to the NBA ranks. The club announced Tuesday it hired Brad Sims for the position. He joins NYCFC after working for the Cleveland Cavaliers since 2012. The team made four straight NBA Finals from 2015 to 2018 and won the championship in 2016.

Save the Crew: A timeline of Columbus’ efforts to save its soccer teamColumbus Dispatch
The Columbus Crew was born on June 15, 1994, when Columbus was awarded one of the 10 inaugural clubs in Major League Soccer (MLS). Home field at Ohio Stadium transformed into Crew Stadium in 1999. An MLS championship arrived on Nov. 23, 2008. “Crew Stadium” became “Mapfre Stadium” in 2015.

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Pacific FC officially reveals secondary logo, downtown store, stadium renderingCanadian Premier League
With the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League (CPL) quickly approaching, Pacific Football Club’s secondary logo is now officially on full display. The secondary logo compliments the club’s main crest and features the trident and colours that capture the culture and philosophy of Vancouver Island’s club.

The Prince George Youth Soccer Association (PGYSA) has been selected to host the 2019 Les Sinnot Memorial Boys Provincial ‘B’ Cup.

BC Soccer hosts its second Technical Director Diploma CourseBCSA
Registration is now open for the BC Soccer Technical Director Diploma held at the FORTIUS Sport & Health Complex in Burnaby February 22-23, 2019.

Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League seasonPacific FC
Join Vancouver Island’s new CPL club! Become a Member of Pacific Football Club for first access seat selection and tickets.

PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.

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.

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Nik Ledgerwood eager to embrace opportunity CPL presentsSportsnet
Nik Ledgerwood is evangelical when speaking about the Canadian Premier League in terms of what it will mean for soccer in this country.

HFX coach Stephen Hart looks to Caribbean for potential winter signingsCanadian Premier League
Like many Canadians, HFX Wanderers head coach Stephen Hart has his eye on traveling south this winter. The Wanderers bench boss was in the Dominican Republic last week, scouting players who could join his Nova Scotia outfit ahead of the inaugural Canadian Premier League season.

Former FC Northwest player awarded WYSA scholarshipWinnipeg Free Press
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association has honoured a local student with one of its annual scholarships.


USL Attendance Breaks Records (Again); 2019 Will Be DifferentThe 18
For the past four seasons, the United Soccer League has had tremendous growth, both on and off the pitch, growing from 14 clubs in 2014 to 33 during the most recent campaign. And while attendance in professional sports is a hotly contested topic, there is no denying that the league has seen a tremendous return on its investment. However, as the USL attendance star, FC Cincinnati, heads to MLS in 2019, can the league maintain the current heights?

Rowdies Announce Four Returnees for 2019 CampaignUSL
The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced on Tuesday that defender David Najem, midfielders Leo Fernandes and Dominic Oduro and forward Sebastian Guenzatti would return to the clb for the 2019 USL Championship season.


Camila, Iranduba Claim Bronze at Copa Libertadores FemeninaOrlando City SC
After opening the 2018 calendar year with a Copa América Femenina title, Camila will be closing it out with another big win.

W-League Week 5 ReviewThe Equalizer
We look at the highlights from the Westfield W-League in Australia for Week 5.

NWSL Players Take C License Coaching Course During the OffseasonRSL
It may be the offseason for most NWSL players, but nearly two dozen of the league’s best have been hard at work for the last two months in an attempt to earn their C License through U.S. Soccer.

Sheffield United Women without ‘five or six’ players for Manchester City match because they cannot leave work in timeThe Telegraph
heffield United Women will be without “five or six” first-team players for Wednesday’s Continental Cup tie against Manchester City because they cannot leave work in time for the 7pm kick-off, manager Carla Ward has told Telegraph Sport.

Twerking request to women’s soccer star had ‘serious consequences’Sportsnet
The head of a major Canadian women’s sports organization feels a DJ continued a disturbing trend by asking soccer star Ada Hegerberg to twerk after receiving an international award.

The 100 best female footballers in the world 2018: Nos 100-41The Guardian
Here are Nos 100 to 41 on the Guardian’s list of best female players in the world. There will be another 30 per day until Friday, when we reveal our top 10.


Watford 1-2 Manchester City: Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez give Premier League leaders hard-fought winBBC Sport
Manchester City’s nervous finish in an otherwise comfortable win at Watford showed “you can never relax in the Premier League”, according to manager Pep Guardiola.

A Man City Champions League ban could lead to fifth Premier League team replacing themSky Sports
The fifth-placed Premier League team this season could play in the Champions League in 2019/20 if Manchester City are banned from European competition, Sky Sports News has learned.

Toulouse-Lyon postponed after police warningSN
Lyon’s trip to Toulouse on Saturday has been postponed following advice from regional police.

Relegation-threatened Athletic fires coach Eduardo BerizzoCityNews
Spanish club Athletic Bilbao has fired coach Eduardo Berizzo after the team won only two of its first 15 matches this season.

Man City, Real Madrid and Spurs top FIFA 2018 World Cup club payoutsInside World Football
FIFA has released details of more than $209 million in payouts to clubs worldwide for use of their players at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Why U.S. Soccer is fine with having brothers Gregg and Jay Berhalter hold two of the most important positions in the sportPhilly.com
The hiring of Gregg Berhalter as the U.S. men’s national team’s new head coach should be a moment for nothing but optimism. But it’s not, and it’s the U.S. Soccer Federation’s own fault.

Ceferin stands Europe’s stakeholders solidly against FIFA $25bn sell off planInside World Football
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has stuck another barb into FIFA’s $25 billion proposal to change the landscape of world football with its plans for an expanded Club World Cup and a revamped Nations League, saying the whole of European football is against the idea.

‘Why should I answer to you?’ – Mourinho refuses to give team news to MUTVSN
Jose Mourinho withheld team news from Manchester United’s in-house TV channel after admitting he will have “difficulty” putting a team together to face Arsenal in the Premier League.

‘Significant mouse problem’: Crystal Palace’s training ground gets zero food hygiene ratingThe Guardian
Crystal Palace have said they have taken action “to remedy the issues highlighted” after the kitchen at the club’s training ground was given a zero food hygiene rating because inspectors found it had been infested with mice for several months.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online)BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

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