VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
HOUSTON DYNAMO vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
MLS MATCHDAY #3
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019, 12:00 PM PT
BBVA COMPASS STADIUM, HOUSTON, TEXAS
TV: TSN 1, CTV RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN DIRECT
Whitecaps put costly penalty kick, loser mentality in rear-view mirror – The Province
The penalty kick that cost the Whitecaps the game in Real Salt Lake on Saturday is water under the bridge as they look forward to this week in Houston.
Training report: ‘Caps ‘not dwelling on’ RSL penalty decision, focused on ‘what’s next’ – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC met with the media on Tuesday at the National Soccer Development Centre in advance of their trip to Houston, who they will face on Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Four ‘Caps called up to Canada for Concacaf Nations League qualifier at BC Place – Whitecaps FC
Goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau, defenders Derek Cornelius and Doneil Henry, and midfielder Russell Teibert have been called up to the Canadian men’s national team for the upcoming Concacaf Nations League qualifier vs. French Guiana on March 24 at BC Place.
Hwang called up to South Korea for March friendlies vs. Bolivia, Colombia – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Inbeom Hwang has been called up to the Korea Republic men’s national team for a pair of upcoming home friendlies this month.
Houston Dynamo Crash Out of Champions League after 0-1 Loss to Tigres – Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dynamo were defeated 0-1 in the second leg of the CCL Quarterfinals by Tigres which saw Houston eliminated from Champions League play.
Santos Laguna foil another MLS club in the Concacaf Champions League – MLS
Santos Laguna have proven to be a difficult obstacle for MLS clubs over the years in the Concacaf Champions League. It was the case again in the 2019 Champions League quarterfinals with the New York Red Bulls falling to Santos 6-2 on aggregate over two legs.
TFC’s Altidore getting revved up for the Revolution – Edmonton Journal
There are no tunnels to speak of at the BMO Training Ground in Downsview, but Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney can see some light at the end of one nonetheless.
Montreal Impact manager Rémi Garde denies Olympique Lyonnais report – Edmonton Journal
“I haven’t had any recent contact with Olympique Lyonnais on the subject (of returning as manager in 2020),” Garde says before Impact practice.
How long will Zlatan Ibrahimovic be out? – LAG Confidential
Could the LA Galaxy’s big-money signing potentially be sidelined for an extended period of time? Kevin Baxter at the LA Times was one of several outlets to report Zlatan Ibrahimovic was curiously absent from today’s training session, noting the big Swede did not practice last week before failing to making the trip to Texas and missing out on Saturday’s two-goal defeat to FC Dallas with an Achilles issue.
Frank de Boer apologizes for calling Atlanta United fans “spoiled” – MLS
Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer apologized Tuesday for referring to his club’s fans as “spoiled” after the team dropped points in its home opener against FC Cincinnati on Sunday.
BC SOCCER NEWS
PACIFIC FC vs. HFX WANDERERS FC
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY #1
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM
WESTHILLS STADIUM, LANGFORD, BC
UBC draft picks and VMSL standouts among players joining Pacific FC’s preseason training camp with defensive depth a key priority – AFTN
After a few days of beach and trail work in Tofino, Pacific FC were back on the training pitch in Victoria on Tuesday morning, with a number of new and familiar faces joining the training camp as they look to flesh out their roster for the rapidly approaching inaugural Canadian Premier League season.
Pacific FC returns to training with draft picks, trialists in the mix – Pacific FC
Pacific Football Club returns to training, Mar. 12 at Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence. This week’s training will see the trio of Pacific’s UBC draft picks Thomas Gardner, Nick Fussell and Zach Verhoven, as well as a number of trialists joining training in an attempt to crack the club’s inaugural roster.
TRU men’s soccer sign goaltender from the United Kingdom – Kelowna Now
The WolfPack have secured the service of Lancashire, England born Oliver Jumeau for the 2019-2020 season. Though he grew up in England, Jumeau holds a Canadian passport and will have no trouble joining the team.
Cowichan Red Arrow splits rare two-game weekend – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Cowichan Red Arrow had a rare two-game weekend, splitting their results with a loss on Saturday and a win on Sunday.
North Saanich soccer sensation takes game to next level in Iceland – Victoria News
Imagine learning the entire vocabulary of your favourite sport – in Icelandic. That’s one of the challenges North Saanich soccer player Katie Kraeutner faced when she turned pro in Iceland.
Vancouver businessman David Sidoo charged in U.S. college-entrance scandal – Vancouver Sun
Vancouver businessman and former CFL player David Sidoo has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with a far-reaching FBI investigation into a criminal conspiracy that sought to help privileged kids with middling grades gain admission to elite U.S. universities. Sidoo Field at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium is named in his honour.
Academy Report: ‘Caps put up strong results in Northern California – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Academy teams returned to Development Academy action this weekend, earning positive results in Northern California.
The 2019 BC Soccer Web Super Schedule of Soccer in BC – BC Soccer Web
With so much soccer happening in BC this year, it’s getting tougher to keep track of the big matches and your favourite teams. BC Soccer Web has you covered! Here, in one spot, are the combined schedules for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Pacific FC, TSS Rovers and Highlanders FC. We’ll also be adding the WPSL teams, along with the marquee matches from the amateur ranks as those dates become set, so keep coming back for the latest updates.
Power Soccer in BC – SportAbility BC
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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 vs. FRENCH GUIANA
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019, 3:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
Canada announces squad for decisive match in Concacaf Nations League Qualifying – CSA
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will call on the home crowd for their last match of Concacaf Nations League Qualifying. It is a match that matters, with Canada needing a win to guarantee their spot in both the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup and 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League Group A.
Herdman hoping ‘Caps connections will continue Canada’s “defensive solidarity” – AFTN
2018 was something of a special year for the Canadian men’s national team. A surprising thing to say perhaps, considering Canada weren’t at the World Cup in Russia, it wasn’t a Gold Cup year, and no silverware was competed for or won. But in many ways we can look back at last year as a key one in the road to establishing Canada as a footballing nation that can compete on the world’s stage.
Herdman looks for right balance with Canadian men’s national soccer team – Canoe
As head coach of the Canadian men’s national soccer team, John Herdman is charged with putting a competitive squad on the field while keeping an eye on the future.
TFC’s Osorio is oh-so pumped about the young talent on the national team – Toronto Sun
When his playing days are over, Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio might consider a career in public relations. Perhaps with the Canadian national team.
Pro soccer player wants to start team for young girls new to Canada – Kitchener Today
Mary Saleh wants to share her passion for soccer with the younger generation.
Multi-sport dome planned for Gasoline Alley – Red Deer News Now
Numerous local sports organizations could soon see their dream of having a multi-sport dome to play in come true.
Thunder Bay Council hears pitch for immediate, interim indoor turf facility – TB News Watch
A local developer has a plan to have an interim indoor turf facility playable for this fall, though his pitch would require $1.3 million from the city.
Canada Soccer 2019 Official Kit Unveiled at Nike Global Football Event in Paris – CSA
Members of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team debuted Canada Soccer’s 2019 Official kit at a Nike Global Football event in Paris, France. The Paris launch celebrated women’s footballers in advance of this summer’s s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 with all 14 FIFA Member Associations that will be wearing Nike represented at the event.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
New Mexico United, El Paso Locomotive make Southwest proud in USL Championship debuts – Pro Soccer USA
Three new teams from this growing region of the USL Championship landscape debuted Saturday, with New Mexico United and El Paso Locomotive drawing sellout crowds for their home openers. Austin Bold FC, meanwhile, debuted at Cashman Field against a Las Vegas Lights FC team that helped define Southwest soccer support in last year’s debut season and is now reinventing itself (on the field, at least) under new head coach Eric Wynalda.
Orange County SC sign MLS veteran defender Leonardo – Angels on Parade
Orange County SC announced on Tuesday they have signed Brazilian defender Leonardo. The 31-year-old joins the USL Championship outfit after nine years in MLS.
Forbes named to USL Championship Team of the Week – KSAT
Forbes scored his first goal of the 2019 season against his former team Phoenix in SAFC’s 3-3 draw on opening night Saturday. Along with his first goal of 2019, Forbes also scored two key passes and completed 12 of 14 passes overall in the match held at Toyota Field. Forbes played for Phoenix last season after spending 2017 in San Antonio, where he scored 10 goals and nine assists.
Tacoma Defiance debut as 1-0 winners – GoalWA
Tacoma Defiance (1-0-0, 3 points) on Friday earned its first victory of the 2019 campaign in the opening match of the season, defeating Rio Grande Valley FC (0-1-0, 0 points) 1-0 in Tacoma.
Jermaine Jones comes out of retirement, signs with Ontario in MASL – MLS
The former US men’s national team star has joined the Ontario Fury in MASL, not long after Landon Donovan signed with the San Diego Sockers. The 37-year-old last played professionally last year for the Ventura County Fusion, playing just a game. He last featured in MLS in 2017 for the LA Galaxy.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Houston Dash sign Sophie Schmidt through NWSL Discovery Process – Houston Dash
The Houston Dash acquired midfielder Sophie Schmidt through the NWSL Discovery Process, the club announced today.
Caroline Casey to Step Away From Soccer to Pursue Medical Career – Sky Blue FC
Goalkeeper Caroline Casey has announced that she will not return to Sky Blue FC for the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League season due to her decision to focus on medical school.
U.S. women’s soccer outperforms the men in every way possible. Why are they paid less? – LA Times
The U.S. women’s soccer team outperforms the men’s team when it comes to victories, domestic viewership, name recognition and general awesomeness. Its members are stars, consistently ranked No. 1 in the world, and they make millions of dollars for their employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Reggae Girlz Contract Conflict – Mixed Reports As JFF, W’ Cup-Bound Team Seek Agreement – Jamaica Gleaner
“We have worked over four years, but there is no compensation, and everybody said we are crazy for not being compensated. But we were just showing it (World Cup qualification) can be done if we put time and effort in it, so compensation for the coaches would be a good bonus.”
Reign FC open Cheney Stadium to fans – Sounder at Heart
Fans got to walk around Cheney Stadium and we got to talk with Morgan Andrews and head coach Vlatko Andonovski.
Colombian women win battle to keep pro league financed – Inside World Football
Colombian women’s football players have won a first battle in their fight for an equal playing field by saving the pro league which the Colombia Football Federation (FCF)wanted to disband.
New York City FC and World Class FC Announce New Strategic Partnership For Girls Academy – NYCFC
New York City FC and World Class FC are pleased to announce the formation of a new strategic partnership to create the NYCFC / World Class FC Girls Youth Academy commencing with the 2019/20 season.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UEFA Champions League Weds. preview: Salah time and Lyon’s opportunity – NBC Sports
Liverpool’s going to need to score on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena, preferably before penalty kicks, and the Reds have just the guy to do that.
Champions League review: Ronaldo to the rescue for Juve – Sportsnet
Here’s what happened on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League, in case you missed it.
French football legend Zinedine Zidane returns as manager of Real Madrid – France 24
French football hero has made a sensational return to Real Madrid after the club sacked Santiago Solari, the Liga club said in a statement on Monday.
‘A FIRST STEP’ – TUCHEL HAPPY WITH PSG RESPONSE – Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel was pleased with the way his side moved on from their Champions League heartache and got the better of Dijon FCO as they returned to domestic action on Tuesday.
Milan coach Gattuso avoids ban for derby match against Inter – London Free Press
AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has avoided a ban for Sunday’s Serie A derby against Inter Milan.
Man City sets up scheme to compensate sexual abuse victims – NBC Sports
Manchester City has set up a scheme to compensate victims of child sexual abuse experienced at the club.
Miami heat: CAF’s Ahmed refused visa for US entry to attend FIFA Council meeting – Inside World Football
Africa’s leading football official, Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar, has been refused a visa to travel to the US to attend the crucial FIFA Council meetings in Miami at the end of this week, according to African sources.
FIFA: Nations must restore ties with Qatar to host World Cup games – Sportsnet
Persian Gulf countries would have to lift boycotts of Qatar before being eligible to join hosting of the World Cup, FIFA determined in a feasibility study recommending its ruling council endorse expansion of the 2022 tournament to 48 teams despite the logistical and political complexities.
The Knowledge: Which football players have also turned their hands to art? – The Guardian
Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida played in goal for Real Sociedad, and former Chelsea keeper Petar Barota was an abstract artist. Have any other players had artistic tendencies?