VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
‘Caps, Crew draw 1-1 in first preseason friendly – Whitecaps FC
Rookie Ryan Raposo scored a diving header as Vancouver Whitecaps FC drew 1-1 with Columbus Crew SC on Tuesday in their 2020 preseason opener.
It’s hard hats and sunblock for Whitecaps in pre-season – The Province
There’s sun, sand and palm trees, but this year it’s no vacation for the Vancouver Whitecaps.
MLS Preseason 2020: Montreal Impact top D.C. United 3-1 for first win under Thierry Henry – MLS
The Montreal Impact scored three second-half goals to get their preseason off to a winning start as they posted a 3-1 victory over fellow January debutants D.C. United.
MLS Ticker: NYCFC adds defender Thorarinsson, Loons acquire Amarilla, and more – SBI
NYCFC bolstered its defensive options for the 2020 MLS season.
Columbus Crew considers changing name, colours as part of rebranding – Columbus Dispatch
Sources close to the Crew’s front office have told The Dispatch that the team is thinking seriously about changing its name, colors and logo by the time its new stadium opens in the summer of 2021. Changing to what? The best guess here is they don’t know yet and they are using a Frank Luntz focus group to figure it out.
PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS
Body found in Maple Ridge identified as Coquitlam soccer player – Maple Ridge News
A soccer player who helped his team win a Canadian championship has been identified as the latest homicide victim in Maple Ridge. Edi Bogere-Nyigwo was last seen leaving his Coquitlam home on Dec. 27
IHIT looking for tips in soccer star’s murder – Vancouver Sun
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is hoping someone has information that will help them solve the murder of a 24-year-old soccer star from Coquitlam.
Powell River Villa falls to Nanaimo in first game of 2020 – Powell River Peak
Last road game of VISL season precedes four-game home stretch, including Jackson Cup match.
Penticton & PCSL revives Kennedy Cup Tournament for 2020 – BC 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 Canada – BC 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, 2019 – BC 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 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.
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE & CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Canada ready to kick off Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship against St. Kitts & Nevis – CSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will kick off their 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying journey when they face St. Kitts & Nevis on 29 January in Edinburg, Texas. The Wednesday match is the first of three group matches en route to the Concacaf semi-finals on Friday 7 February that will determine which two nations qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Carmelina Moscato on CanWNT: Fleming needs to take next step for Canada – CanPL
CanPL.ca sat down for a chat with Moscato to get her thoughts on the current Canadian women’s side as it prepares to compete in the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Christine Sinclair has her mark in sight – Equalizer
Canada’s Christine Sinclair is two goals away from becoming the all-time leading goal-scorer in international soccer history. Sinclair currently sits on 183 goals, just one shy of tying Abby Wambach’s record of 184 goals.
Sinclair looks to tie goal record as Canada faces St. Kitts and Nevis – Sportsnet
Christine Sinclair’s goals have literally spanned the globe, with her hit list ranging from Argentina to Zimbabwe.
Recent poor results cloud Canada’s prospects at Olympic women’s soccer qualifier – CBC
The Canadian women’s soccer team hopes to be the seventh Canadian team to lock up a spot at the Olympics this summer in Tokyo as their regional qualifying tournament gets underway in the southern United States this week.
USL & LOWER LEAGUE SOCCER NEWS
TRANSACTIONS: Bold FC Brings Aboard Jome – USL
Austin Bold FC announced on Tuesday the signing of defender Ismaila Jome to the club’s 2020 USL Championship roster, pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, contract terms will not be released.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Concacaf Olympic qualifying, Day 1: Rusty USWNT defeats Haiti – The Equalizer
Three points didn’t come with ease for the reigning World Cup champions. The United States opened up their Olympic qualifying campaign with a bruising battle against Haiti, despite winning the match 4-0. In the pouring rain in Houston, the USWNT picked up three points and four goals in Vlatko Andonovski’s first-ever competitive match in charge.
Lyon’s Ada Hegerberg will need surgery after rupturing ACL – Pro Soccer USA
The injury occurred in a recent training session, Lyon said. Hegerberg had scored 14 goals in 13 matches this season.
Coronavirus: China women’s football team quarantined over virus concerns – BBC Sport
The China women’s football team are being held in quarantine in Australia over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
Manchester United Women up their game with sleep watches and yoga – The Guardian
Players outline greater emphasis on nutrition and recovery before Continental League Cup semi-final against Chelsea.
Bala Devi: Rangers’ new signing is India’s first women professional footballer – BBC Sport
India top scorer Bala Devi’s groundbreaking move to Rangers “can be inspirational for players everywhere,” says manager Amy McDonald.
The Olympic champion excelling in the art world – FIFA
Josephine Henning is one of these virtuosos and living proof of how well the two disciplines of football and art can blend together. The former Germany defender enjoyed numerous successes during her playing career, amassing four UEFA Women’s Champions League titles, four Women’s Bundesliga trophies and a DFB Cup from 2013. As if that were not enough, she is also the only player to have lifted the European Cup with three different clubs – Potsdam, Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyon.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Aston Villa scores late to beat Leicester City, reach League Cup final – Sportsnet
Trezeguet punched the air with both fists and roared with joy as he swayed above a sea of jubilant Aston Villa supporters.
Spurs complete Bergwijn transfer from PSV – NBC Sports
After 18 months without signing a single player, Tottenham Hotspur sure are making up for lost time.
Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward’s home attacked by fans – ESPN
Manchester United have condemned an attack by fans on club CEO Ed Woodward’s home on Tuesday night.
Manchester United fans have a right to be angry but attacking Woodward’s home was outrageous – The Guardian
United fail a little more every year and nothing is done about it but turning up at a director’s house was beyond the pale.
Calhanoglu rescues AC Milan in Coppa Italia quarters – NBC Sports
Hakan Calhanoglu struggled mightily in the first half of the season, but as AC Milan appears to be picking up the pieces, the 25-year-old Turkish international appears to be front-and-center of the turnaround.
Struggling Dusseldorf fires coach Friedhelm Funkel – Sportsnet
Fortuna Dusseldorf fired Friedhelm Funkel as coach on Wednesday after the team slipped to last place in the Bundesliga.
Ralf Rangnick fumes at ‘decadent’ RB Leipzig stars over hairdresser – ESPN
Former RB Leipzig head coach Ralf Rangnick has hit out at the club’s players after they flew in a celebrity hairdresser from London ahead of their 2-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend.
AFC shifts Champions League home game dates for Chinese clubs as Coronavirus spreads – Inside World Football
The deadly coronavirus that started in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has killed over 130 people with 6,000 others affected has had an immediate effect on international football with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) changing the order of home matches to be played by Chinese clubs in the AFC Champions League group stage.
TV piracy hits Saudi Newcastle takeover – not the beheadings and crucifixions then? – The Guardian
Newcastle United fans might not like Mike Ashley much but some things that go on in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia are a little bit more sinister.