BC Soccer News, Wednesday, February 5, 2020


‘Caps close out SoCal preseason camp with 4-1 defeat at LA GalaxyWhitecaps FC
Lucas Cavallini scored his first goal of the preseason on Tuesday as Vancouver Whitecaps FC fell 4-1 to LA Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Report: RCD Espanyol winger Pablo Piatti linked to Toronto FC moveMLS
Reports out of Spain have Toronto FC linked to Pablo Piatti, an Argentine winger who plays for La Liga side RCD Espanyol.

Impacts signs Haiti international midfielder Steeven SabaMontreal Impact
The Montreal Impact announced on Tuesday that it has come to terms with Haitian international midfielder Steeven Saba on a one-year contract, with options for 2021 and 2022. His acquisition will be confirmed after he receives his international transfer certificate.

MLS Ticker: Inter Miami trying to finalize Pizarro deal, Crew add Etienne, and moreSBI
One of Concacaf’s most talented playmakers could be on the verge of joining Inter Miami, but the team apparently still has some work to do in order to secure his services.

Brian Fernandez’s new club suspends him after absences, alleged gunpoint robberyPro Soccer USA
The former Portland Timbers striker was terminated due to substance abuse issues, and his problems continue at new club, Colón.


BC Soccer signs formal partnership agreement with Canadian Soccer BusinessBCSA
Under the agreement, CSB will represent the BC Soccer’s marketing and commercial rights by joining forces to promote and support the continued growth of the sport in the province.

Former Whitecaps coach Rovde ramps up role, responsibility with Richmond FCThe Province
Former Whitecaps and Pacific FC coach looks to take Richmond FC to next level in competitive youth-soccer landscape.

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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Canada win Group B after 2:0 win over Mexico at the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying ChampionshipCSA
Canada will face Costa Rica in a must-win Semi-final playoff match for a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after winning Group B at the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship. Canada finished first in their group with a perfect nine points after a 2:0 win over Mexico in the group finale on Tuesday 4 February in Edinburg, Texas. Christine Sinclair and Shelina Zadorsky were the Canadian goalscorers.

The Texas Triple: Canada sweeps group in Olympic Qualifiers, setting up ‘win and you’re in’ semi-final in LABTS
They weren’t as bombastic as they were in their first two victories, as they only beat Mexico by a score of 2-0, but it was enough to push Canada to the top of Group B at Olympic Qualifying, setting them up with a date against Costa Rica on Friday, with Olympic dreams on the line in that one.

‘No days off’: Newly-minted assistant Paul Stalteri bringing ‘full intensity’ to York9 FCCanPL
The newly-named assistant coach to Jim Brennan is about as no-nonsense as they come.

Rhian Wilkinson: We should be qualifyingFIFA
It is fair to say that Rhian Wilkinson has been pretty busy since hanging up her boots. Immediately jumping into the coaching world after a storied playing career which took in four FIFA Women’s World Cups™ and an Olympic bronze medal at London 2012, she has led Canada’s U-15, U-17 and U-20 sides, and is an assistant to senior coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller to boot.

Canada Soccer NEXTGEN referee heads to Concacaf Program of Referee ExcellenceCSA
Canada Soccer has once again placed a promising young referee in the Concacaf Program of Referee Excellence (PORE). Canada Soccer NextGen referee Ben Hoskins (NS) has been selected to participate in the fifth edition of the program along with 13 other applicants from the Concacaf region. Participants are selected after review by the Concacaf Referee Technical Advisory Team and the Concacaf Referee Committee.


Mexico falls to Canada, will meet USWNT for Olympic berthNBC Sports
Mexico is the final obstacle between the USWNT and another trip to the Olympics.

Sam Kerr admits to challenging start to Chelsea careerThe Guardian
She has been bothered by a leg injury for almost the entire time, but it is the mental challenge that has proven to be Sam Kerr’s biggest hurdle in England. Whether it is dealing with the bitter cold or bracing for the fierce tackles, Kerr admits she has been confronted with a testing start to life with Chelsea.

Can the WSL deal with pressures of growing visibility?BBC Sport
Crowds are up, television coverage has increased and sponsorship deals are becoming more lucrative – but there are side-effects to the growth of top-level women’s football.

Roord: I can’t wait to taste the Olympic atmosphereFIFA
It was the goal that kick-started an Oranjeleeuwinnen carnival – vivacious singing and dancing in dressing rooms, those enrapturing Oranje Parades and a run to the Final. FIFA.com chatted to Jill Roord about that hitherto career capstone in Le Havre, going from sub to starter for her country since France 2019, their Women’s Olympic Football Tournament hopes, Arsenal’s trophy chances and Vivianne Miedema.

FA admits it lacks coaches to deal with women’s football boomThe Guardian
The boom in women’s football runs the risk of going into reverse because of a shortage of coaches, the Football Association has admitted.


PSG beats Nantes to move 15 points aheadTSN
Mauro Icardi ended his scoring drought with a lucky deflection as runaway French league leader Paris Saint-Germain won 2-1 at Nantes on Tuesday to move 15 points clear.

Liverpool’s kids win FA Cup replay with Klopp absentPrince George Citizen
Canadian international Liam Millar started for Liverpool on Tuesday as the Premier League leaders, fielding its youngest-ever team, reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time under Jurgen Klopp.

German Cup: RB Leipzig eliminated after Julian Nagelsmann’s gamble failsDW
Timo Werner started on the bench as Leipzig were eliminated from the German Cup by Eintracht Frankfurt. The Red Bulls now head into a crucial match against Bayern Munich without a win in their last three games.

Hamburg to trial pyrotechnic use in Bundesliga 2 matchBBC Sport
Hamburg are to trial allowing fans to use pyrotechnics legally at a game for the first time this weekend.

Granada stuns Valencia to reach Copa del Rey semifinalsSportsnet
Granada reached the semifinals of the Copa del Rey for the first time in five decades by eliminating defending champion Valencia 2-1 on Tuesday thanks to a stoppage-time penalty awarded by video review.

Hearts: Fans group to take ownership by ‘end of April’BBC Sport
The Foundation of Hearts expects to take over ownership of the Scottish Premiership club by “around the end of April” after confirming it has repaid the £2.5m loan owed to Ann Budge.

Brescia sack manager Eugenio Corini for the second time this seasonThe Guardian
Struggling Serie A club Brescia have sacked Eugenio Corini as manager for the second time this season, three days after expressing their “full confidence” in his leadership. Corini was fired for the first time on 4 November but rehired one month later after Brescia lost all three matches under his replacement Fabio Grosso without scoring a goal.

Boca complaint fails as CAS lets River Plate keep their 2018 Libertadores titleInside World Football
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed that Argentina’s River Plate are the 2018 Copa Libertadores champions after rejecting the appeal of cross-town rivals and losing finalists Boca Juniors.

Barrow players catch lift with fans from Dover after bus breaks downBBC Sport
It started off well – Barrow manager Ian Evatt bought the 23 sausage and bacon rolls for the team’s journey, which began at 10:00 GMT for a 19:45 GMT kick-off in Kent, and the fans got to the ground an hour before the game began. But then things went wrong…

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