VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
Stop it, Get Some Help (RMX) Feat. Efrain Juarez – Eighty-Six Forever
A day may come when it is time to freak out about the roster situation of the Vancouver Whitecaps, when we must come to terms that no manager can succeed under this front office and support Pacific F.C instead, but it is not this day!
Austin FC to Begin Play in MLS in 2021 – MLS
Major League Soccer will become the first major sports league to have a team in the culturally-dynamic city of Austin, Texas as Austin FC will begin play in 2021, Commissioner Don Garber announced today. Garber was joined by Austin FC Chairman & CEO Anthony Precourt, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and hundreds of soccer fans at an event in Austin to officially launch the new team as the league’s 27th member club.
Ball Fully in Precourt’s Court to Make Austin’s MLS Venture a Success – SI.com
Anthony Precourt wanted to be in Austin. Now it’s time for the MLS owner to back up his talk and wishes with a first-class product.
MLS notes: Zimmerman spurns Europe, Vazquez sold, DC youngster in remission – NBC Sports
Let’s sweep up some good, somewhat-expected, and wonderful news from around Major League Soccer.
Altidore and Giovinco return to TFC duty with future cloudy – The Star
It was a bittersweet return to the BMO Training Ground for Jozy Altidore this week.
TFC’s Vazquez set to leave for Qatar club – Hamilton Spectator
The transfer, which would see TFC receive an undisclosed fee in return, still hinged on the 31-year-old Vazquez passing a physical.
Report: Canadian Midfielder Richie Laryea in camp with Toronto FC – Waking the Red
After a couple of years down south, it looks like Richie Laryea has come home. The Toronto native is currently in camp with Toronto FC, according to a report from The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio.
Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes with David Beckham’s Inter Miami team – Miami Herald
David Beckham is not in town, but his Inter Miami soccer team is quietly coming together on the seventh floor of a North Gables office tower.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Pacific Football Club bolsters lineup with trio of Canadian youth internationals – Pacific FC
Pacific Football Club signed three BC-born players to their growing roster today, Alessandro Hojabrpour, Matthew Baldisimo and Terran Campbell will join the team for the inaugural Canadian Premier League season. Members of Canada’s youth national team, the trio returns to Canada and the West Coast as they take the next step of their pro careers.
Pacific FC repatriates a trio of Canadian players – the11.ca
Pacific FC announced the signings of three British Columbia players — Matthew Baldisimo and Terran Campbell has been in the Vancouver Whitecaps system, and Alessandro Hojabrpour, who had been playing in the youth wing of Bulgarian side, Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
Three Burnaby natives join Langford-based Pacific FC – Sooke News Mirror
Pacific FC is almost halfway to fielding a starting 11.
VMSL Week 17 Round-up: Title contending wheat starting to separate from the chaff – AFTN
It’s always risky to narrow down a championship chasing field when most teams still have five or six matches remaining and a lot can change, but it’s certainly starting to look like the battle for the 2018/19 VMSL Premier crown is down to a four horse race.
It’s anybody’s game: VISL teams set for run at the cup – Times Colonist
FIFA seeds the draw pots for World Cup play. But in club knockout cup soccer world-wide, it’s still pretty much the whims of fate that decides matchups. It’s the very randomness of the draw that makes club soccer cup competitions so compelling, including in the Vancouver Island Soccer League for the Jackson Cup, leading to giant-killing moments from underdogs that have become ingrained in the lore of leagues.
BC Soccer hosts its second Technical Director Diploma Course – BCSA
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 season – Pacific 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 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
Canada Soccer unveils updated Coach Education Pathway and expanded 2019 Coach Education Schedule – CSA
Canada Soccer has announced the dates for its expanded 2019 Coach Education Licence Program schedule. As part of its focus on grassroots development, the program includes new age and stage specific offerings, as well as plans for updated and expanded offerings for coaches working in the top development environments across the country, including the professional club environment.
‘Edmonton really needs it’: Hometown soccer pro impressed with indoor soccer dome – CBC
It’s been nearly 15 years since professional soccer player Tosaint Ricketts moved from Edmonton to Chile to train year round. Now, he wants to help the next generation of Edmonton players.
Just Hook It To My Veins: Canadian Soccer in 2019 – Northern Starting XI
I’m not sure if Canadian soccer has ever truly found its way to the light at the end of the tunnel, but 2019 looks like the year that might happen.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
UConn Scoring Standout Joins LouCity – USL
Defending USL Cup champion Louisville City FC added another piece to its forward line on Tuesday with the signing of former University of Connecticut forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam. The signing is pending league and federation and approval.
Hartford Athletic donates 2,000 tickets to Hartford community – Hartford Courant
Hartford Athletic, an expansion USL franchise set to begin play in March, announced the Hartford Athletic Community Ticket Program Tuesday. The organization will donate more than 2,000 tickets over the course of the team’s inaugural season to the Hartford community, in partnership with the Gitlin Family. The Boys and Girls Club of Hartford was named the first partner and recipient of the program.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Amanda Duffy named NWSL president – The Equalizer
Amanda Duffy has been named president of the National Women’s Soccer League nearly two years after Jeff Plush stepped down as commissioner in March 2017.
Gallimore Announces 2019 Will Be Final Campaign – U. of Washington
Longtime University of Washington women’s soccer coach Lesle Gallimore announced Monday that the 2019 season will be her final on Montlake. Gallimore – who enters her 26th year at the helm this fall – has led the Huskies to unprecedented success, including 14 NCAA Tournament berths, a pair of Elite Eight appearances, and multiple conference and national accolades.
2019 NWSL College Draft Redux – The Equalizer
Monday afternoon, the sports news cycle included news of several underclassmen declaring for the NFL Draft. Chief among them was Kyler Murray who is in the process of deciding whether to pursue football or baseball, or perhaps both. What does all of that have to do with the National Women’s Soccer League? Nothing, really, but it is striking that the NFL Draft does not take place for another three months.
Charlotte Kerr: Charlton v Man Utd Women abandoned over lack of oxygen for injuries – BBC Sport
Charlton’s Women’s Championship game with Manchester United was abandoned on Sunday because the home side had no oxygen to treat injured players.
From PC to Pan … football computer games inspired new manager of Lewes FC Women – Sussex Express
Computer games get a lot of bad press, but they could have sparked a revolution at one of Britain’s most forward-looking football clubs.
‘I should have done more for equality when I was playing’ — Abby Wambach on mission to empower women – CNN
Abby Wambach was once the world’s greatest female footballer and during those giddying goal-scoring, title-winning years she felt grateful. She was appreciative of any recognition, any respect. She did not make demands, did not push for more. But then her playing days ended and the American’s views changed.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Hirving Lozano, Alex Morgan win CONCACAF player of the year awards – ESPN
Mexico and the United States split the CONCACAF awards for best player of 2018, with El Tri winger Hirving Lozano named male player of the year and the U.S. striker Alex Morgan taking the female prize.
Manchester City refuse to give Uefa any comment on FFP allegations – The Guardian
Manchester City have refused to give Uefa any comment on allegations that they breached financial fair play regulations and misled the governing body because the club argues the claims were based on “hacked or stolen” emails.
FA Cup: Newcastle wins in extra time – NBC Sports
Newcastle United was the only Premier League club in action during a trio of FA Cup third round replays on Tuesday.
‘STRONGER TOGETHER’ – GARCIA CALLS FOR OM UNITY – Ligue 1
Under-fire Olympique de Marseille coach Rudi Garcia has called for unity at the club and asked his side to build on Sunday’s draw with AS Monaco as they take on AS Saint-Etienne in Wednesday’s rearranged game.
Monaco v Nice: Thierry Henry will not like Patrick Vieira ‘for a little bit’ – BBC Sport
Monaco manager Thierry Henry says he will not like Nice boss Patrick Vieira “for a little bit” when the ex-Arsenal and France team-mates meet for the first time in their managerial careers.
Grp B: Palestine hold Jordan in nail-biter as Aussies throw them a last minute lifeline – Inside World Football
Jordan topped Group B on seven points with a hard-earned goalless draw against Palestine, a result that left Palestine’s fate in the balance in third place with two points.
Jarrod Bowen: from playing without pay to scoring for fun at Hull – The Guardian
The prolific forward has helped Nigel Adkins’ side soar up the Championship table – a world away from his start at Hereford.
China’s veteran forward Yu Dabao sets new Asian Cup fastest scoring record – Inside World Football
Chinese striker Yu Dabao has made AFC Asian Cup history by scoring the fastest goal-ever in the history of the continental tournament by a substitute.
Man United to open ‘entertainment centers’ in China – NBC Sports
Manchester United is a global brand and they will be making a big move in China over the next few years.
Short Pants and Long Sleeves: China’s Soccer Team Plays Under Tattoo Ban – NY Times
China’s recent attempts to emerge as a serious soccer nation after decades in the sports wilderness have taken some curious turns. One of the more recent ones is visible — or, rather, invisible — at this month’s Asian Cup.
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.