BC Soccer News, Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Miami and Nashville stock rosters in MLS expansion draft NBC Sports
Major League Soccer expansion teams Nashville and Miami filled out their rosters for next season via the league’s expansion draft Tuesday.

Toronto FC untouched in expansion draft, Montreal Impact trade Daniel LovitzDelta Optimist
Toronto FC went unscathed in Tuesday’s MLS expansion draft while the Montreal Impact traded away fullback Daniel Lovitz as Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC stocked their roster.

2019 Expansion Draft results: Inter Miami, Nashville SC make their picksMLS
After winning the Expansion Draft Priority coin toss, Inter Miami had the first pick among the 222 unprotected players available to both clubs in the Expansion Draft. Per draft rules, no MLS club lost more than one player in the draft.

Dos Santos looking for the keys to unlock MLS “prison” as he targets players with league experienceAFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps were exempt from having a player selected this year after Kei Kamara was selected by FC Cincinnati, only to be quickly traded to Colorado Rapids, so the only real interest in this year’s draft for ‘Caps fans was whether a deal may have been struck with either Nashville or Miami to select a player to then be traded to Vancouver. Barring a late announcement, that does not appear to have been the case.

Colyn to join Dutch club PSV Eindhoven on 10-day training stintWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Simon Colyn is set to join Dutch club PSV Eindhoven on a 10-day training stint with their youth teams beginning this Saturday, November 23.

How the Vancouver Whitecaps Could be About to Waste a Golden Generation Eighty-Six Forever
If the Whitecaps can get a good core of homegrown players, who don’t count against the cap, and then combine it with some shrewd signings then the rest of the league had better watch out. But every year they don’t have a proper pathway to the first team they are losing potential contributors to that hypothetical dream team.

Thierry Henry opens up about Montreal Impact playing style, but tight-lipped on staff, rosterMLS
New Montreal Impact head coach Thierry Henry was tight-lipped about his coaching staff or roster for the 2020 season, but opened up on how he wants his team to play during his introductory press conference Monday.


B.C. boys AA soccer Final Four: St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints, Notre Dame Jugglers punch tickets to Friday’s golden finaleVarsity Letters
The old saying says that you never underestimate the heart of a champion. North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints seemed to be holding that sentiment close to their hearts as they took to the turf at Burnaby Lake on Tuesday afternoon in the semifinals of the B.C. senior boys Double A soccer championships.

BCSPL League Cup winners crowned at South Surrey Athletic ParkWhitecaps FC
The 2019 League Cup finals for the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) took place this weekend at South Surrey Athletic Park.

Polisi Brothers Named to All-GNAC First Team, Four Others Also Receive HonoursSFU
The Great Northwest Athletic Conference has announced their All-Conference selections for the 2019 Men’s Soccer Season and six total Simon Fraser players received individual honours.

Sardis Falcons chase soccer glory at provincials Chilliwack Progress
For the second time in the last three years, the Sardis soccer Falcons are competing for a AAA B.C. championship.

Whitecaps Academy Report: ‘Caps roll at homeWhitecaps FC
The ‘Caps boys MLS academy teams – part of the Whitecaps FC Academy System – had a winning home weekend at the National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC).

Hope resident finds a home on Chilliwack women’s soccer squadChilliwack Progress
A Hope woman’s route to high-tier soccer has certainly been unique, compared to her teammates on the Chilliwack women’s Select A-division squad.

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.

Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer is now accepting candidate applications for its Board of Directors for terms commencing November 2019. Elections for these positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 2nd .

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 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 SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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Canada Soccer looking for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors starting May 2020CSA
The Nominations Committee of the Canada Soccer Board of Directors calls for nominations for the positions of President (for a four-year term), as well as Director (elected) and Director (independent) for three-year terms commencing after the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Members.

Three New Teams Join 2020 League1 Ontario Men’s And Women’s DivisionsLeague1 Ontario
League1 Ontario will welcome two new men’s teams and one women’s team for the 2020 season – the seventh campaign in the evolution of the provincial division III league – significantly expanding options for elite male and female players in both Toronto and Hamilton.

Pierrefonds Soccer Association lands new semi-pro franchiseMontreal Gazette
West Island women’s soccer is getting a big boost with the addition of a semi-pro team in Pierrefonds next season. The new team, which will play in the Première Ligue de Soccer du Quebec, is a first for the Pierrefonds Soccer Association.

‘I just think it’s not right’: N.S. soccer referees paid more for male than female gamesGlobal
If you’re a soccer referee in Nova Scotia, you likely know you’re paid more as you advance in your training. What you may not know is that you’re also paid more when you step on the pitch with male teams than with female teams at almost every level.

Hart gets TT$5 million for wrongful dismissal, DJW fails to defend sacking T&T coachWired868
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) must fork out TT$5 million ($780,000 US) to former Men’s National Senior Team head coach Stephen Hart for wrongful dismissal and unpaid salaries and bonuses, after controversial football president David John-Williams failed to defend his sacking of the Soca Warriors coach.


Nashville’s Pickens Voted Championship’s Goalkeeper of the YearUSL
Nashville SC’s Matt Pickens may have just completed his 16th professional season, but he shows no signs of slowing down.

Pittsburgh’s Greenspan Named Championship’s Defender of the YearUSL
Even the best defensive teams need a centerpiece that can be built around. In 6-foot-6 center back Joe Greenspan, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC had the best in the USL Championship in 2019.


Seven Pac-12 women’s soccer teams advance to NCAA Tournament Second RoundPAC 12
Seven Pac-12 women’s soccer teams have advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in Conference history. ARIZONA, COLORADO, STANFORD, UCLA, USC, WASHINGTON, and WASHINGTON STATE have all extended their time in postseason play.

W-League Review, Week 1: Young talent shinesThe Equalizer
The 2019-20 Westfield W-League season is officially underway. Just like in years past, we’ll be bringing you a weekly roundup of everything happening in the league, with a particular eye on Americans and players on loan from the National Women’s Soccer League.

Women’s Super League salary cap: FA open to changes to ‘attract world-class talent’BBC Sport
The Women’s Super League salary cap may be raised if it is stopping clubs from attracting world-class talent, says the Football Association’s Kelly Simmons.

Sky Blue FC to play 2020 home games at Red Bull ArenaThe Equalizer
Sky Blue FC announced on Monday that the club would play all 2020 home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. The move puts the longtime franchise closer to New York City and connected to the Big Apple via public transit, something which has long been lacking in its central New Jersey confines.

Aussies talk to Kiwis about joining forces for bid for 2023 Women’s World CupInside World Football
Australia’s bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup may become an Antipodean bid with New Zealand joining to spread the logistics requirements and making it a cross-confederation bid.


Jose Mourinho appointed new Tottenham managerNBC Sports
Jose Mourinho has been appointed the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, set to take over less than 12 hours after Mauricio Pochettino was fired on Tuesday, the club confirmed in a statement early on Wednesday.

Spurs’ sacking of Mauricio Pochettino was brutal but oddly inevitableThe Guardian
Argentinian achieved remarkable things at a club where he spent less than most while juggling the move to new stadium.

Tottenham Supporters’ Trust expresses reservations over Mourinho appointmentFour Four Two
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust has expressed reservations about the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager of the Premier League club.

Euro 2020 qualifiers: 10 talking points from this week’s actionThe Guardian
Wales youngsters impressed Giggs, Cazorla is astonishing and will O’Neill stick around for Northern Ireland’s play-off?

WCQ: Syria edge closer as Central Asian duo move topFIFA
It was a night of mixed results for the group leaders entering Tuesday’s sixth matchday of Asia’s second round qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. Syria opened up an eight-point gap in Group A with a fifth straight qualifying victory against Philippines to move closer to early progression to the next stage, while Qatar maintained their solitary-point lead with a 1-0 victory against Afghanistan.

Mark Sampson: Stevenage caretaker charged with using racist language by FABBC Sport
Stevenage caretaker boss Mark Sampson has been charged with using racist language by the Football Association.

Mediapro rejects Super Cup in Saudi leaving RFEF struggling to find Spanish TV partner Inside World Football
Mediapro is the latest broadcaster to turn its back the Spanish SuperCup as a result of the Spanish FA’s (RFEF) decision to move the event to Saudi Arabia in a €130 million deal.

Côte d’Ivoire and Egypt earn Tokyo 2020 berthsFIFA
Côte d’Ivoire and Egypt became the first two teams from Africa to qualify for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 after booking their place in the final of the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations.

USMNT cruises past Cuba to book place in Nations League semifinalsSBI
Scoring early and often was what Gregg Berhalter wanted from his team in Tuesday’s Concacaf Nations clash with Cuba, and the U.S. Men’s National Team didn’t need long to get things going.

5 Championship stars that could be prised away in the January transfer windowFootball League Paper
For supporters, it’s a time of mixed emotions: new faces may come in to bolster your squad, but on the flip side, your best talents could be tempted away by the vultures from the Premier League or elsewhere.

Euro 2020 format blasted a ‘scandal’ as UEFA deals with draw headacheYahoo Sports
The format for UEFA’s continent-wide Euro 2020 has been labelled “a scandal” by Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne as European football’s governing body faces a headache to ensure all host nations who qualify get to play at home.

Sorokin and St Petersburg prepare for 2020, despite a past that keeps lingeringInside World Football
Having hosted the World Cup in 2018, Russian FA attention is now focussed on delivering their part of Euro 2020, despite the allegations and controversies of the past returning to haunt the present news agenda.

Maradona leaves post as Gimnasia y Esgrima coachLondon Free Press
Diego Maradona has left his position as coach of Argentine side Gimnasia y Esgrima, bringing a premature end to yet another coaching job for the World Cup winner.

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