BC Soccer News, Wednesday, November 27, 2019


Episode 368 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Giant Steps featuring David Norman Jr, Bob Young, and Whitecaps of the Decade)AFTN
The year is fast coming to a close and so is the decade. So far it’s all players on their way out at the Whitecaps, but could that change in the coming week as the MLS end of season draft mechanisms get into full swing?

Whitecaps FC acquire 2022 MLS SuperDraft second round selection from Nashville SCWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have acquired the natural second round selection in the 2022 Major League Soccer SuperDraft and the 25th overall selection in the 2019 MLS Re-Entry Process, Stage 1 from Nashville SC in exchange for the second overall selection of the 2019 Re-Entry Process, Stage 1.

Four players selected in Stage 1 of 2019 MLS Re-Entry draftMLS
After trading up for the first pick earlier this offseason, Inter Miami CF selected left back Mikey Ambrose. The former Atlanta United player has appeared in 25 matches over his four-year MLS career. He notably started Atlanta’s Eastern Conference Semifinal match against the Philadelphia Union. Miami sporting director Paul McDonough previously acquired Ambrose in Orlando and Atlanta.

Is MLS next for Afshin Ghotbi, U.S. soccer’s international globetrotter?ESPN
In 2000, Afshin Ghotbi found himself marveling at where life had taken him. Here was an Iranian-born, American-raised soccer coach, heading to Hong Kong from Los Angeles on a British Airways flight so he could interview with a Dutchman to be an assistant coach for South Korea’s national team.

Report: Earthquakes making $10 million swoop for Chivas, Mexico striker Alan PulidoMLS
Are the San Jose Earthquakes ready to go big in support of the Matias Almeyda revolution?


Croatia SC extend VMSL Premier lead after top of the table clash (with video highlights)AFTN
Another action packed weekend of Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) matches is in the books, with a lot of goals and drama served up across the Premier Division.

Powell River Villa holds Vic West to a draw at first home game in four weeksPowell River Peak
Powell River Villa played its first home game in four weeks at Timberlane Park on Saturday, November 23, achieving a 1-1 tie with Vic West FC in an exciting and physical game played in front of the largest crowd this season.

Whitecaps Academy Report: Explaining the process and goals of the nationwide High Potential Player CampWhitecaps FC
Earlier this month Vancouver Whitecaps FC held what has become a rather unique event among professional soccer clubs – the Academy Centres High Potential Player (HPP) Camp, bringing many of the country’s young talent together.

Third time’s a golden charm for Panorama Ridge! Two years of finals heartbreak ends with B.C. AAA boys soccer win over Matheson MustangsVarsity Letters
Jeevan Dhaliwal didn’t know the precise history his Panorama Ridge Thunder were attempting to exorcise when the B.C. senior boys Triple-A soccer season kicked off back in September.

New Richmond Indoor Soccer League starts with big cheersRichmond News
The inaugural games in the new Richmond Indoor Soccer League held at McKay and Mitchell Elementary Schools last week couldn’t have been closer and promise to make Sunday night soccer a new Richmond tradition.

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
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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.

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Canadian Premier League AwardsCanPL
The best of the CanPL’s inaugural season were honoured on Tuesday.

Forge FC’s Tristan Borges caps off memorable season with CPL Player of the Year awardCBC
Forge FC midfielder Tristan Borges capped a memorable season Tuesday by becoming the first winner of the Canadian Premier League Player of the Year Award.

Canada Soccer announces squad for Women’s National U-17 Team Camp in MexicoCSA
Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the Women’s National U-17 Excel camp in Mexico City, Mexico from 25 November to 2 December. The eight-day camp, which will include international matches against Mexico on 29 November and 1 December, will continue Canada’s preparations for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020.


Alan Koch back on a Rocky Mountain high with USL’s SwitchbacksThe Province
He lasted just 11 games as an MLS head coach, where a combination of politics and results spelled the end of his time in Cincinnati, but Alan Koch isn’t looking back now that he’s taken the reins of the USL’s Colorado Springs Switchbacks.

Koch Ready to Lead Ascent in Colorado SpringsUSL
The climb facing Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and new Head Coach Alan Koch to return the club to the heady days of the top-three finishes the club achieved in its first two seasons might resemble 14,115-foot Pikes Peak that lies just to the west of the city, but it’s one the 44-year-old is ready to take on as he jumps back into the Championship’s coaching ranks.


NWSL’s Reign FC to be sold to Olympique Lyonnais ownersSportsnet
The parent company of French soccer club Olympique Lyonnais is in exclusive talks to purchase Reign FC of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Six NWSL players nominated for 2019 U.S. Soccer Female of the Year awardNWSL
National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) players Julie Ertz, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher and Megan Rapinoe are this year’s nominees for the 2019 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year award, U.S. Soccer announced today.

Concerns over player welfare raised by W-League’s partnership with NWSLThe Guardian
With plans to formalise an Australian-American accord comes a risk to the wellbeing of the game’s greatest assets.


UCL preview: Will Chelsea, Liverpool clinch?NBC Sports
Half of the Premier League’s entrants into the UEFA Champions League have advanced to the knockout rounds.

Tuesday UCL Rewind: PSG fights back for tie at Real Madrid, Juventus edges Atletico, and moreSBI
Paris Saint-German dug deep in the final minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu to earn themselves a point from Madrid.

Two Club Brugge players sent off for celebrating late leveller at GalatasarayThe Guardian
Club Brugge scored a 92nd-minute equaliser but then had two men – including the goalscorer Krépin Diatta – sent off for their celebrations in an extraordinary conclusion to their Champions League Group A match against Galatasaray.

Klinsmann hired as Hertha Berlin interim managerSBI
Three years after being fired as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team, Jurgen Klinsmann has finally landed a new job.

2019 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla: Everything you need to knowESPN
The 2019 Apertura Liga MX quarterfinals get underway on Wednesday, headlined by a mouthwatering clash between reigning champion Tigres and Club America on Thursday evening. Here’s a breakdown of each team and quarterfinal series:

Egypt’s Zamalek refuse to play CAF Super Cup in QatarInside World Football
In a potentially serious blow to footballing geo-politics in the region, Zamalek of Egypt are refusing to go ahead with Africa’s Super Cup in Qatar in February.

Manchester City group worth $4.8 billion after Silver Lake buy 10 percentESPN
The owner of English Premier League champions Manchester City has sold a $500 million stake to private equity firm Silver Lake, valuing Abu Dhabi-controlled City Football Group (CFG) at $4.8 billion.

Ibrahimovic becomes part owner of Swedish club Hammarby
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been announced as part-owner of Swedish club Hammarby, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

Loophole keeps Russia clear of WADA ban demands for Euro 2020Inside World Football
Russia will be able to compete at Euro 2020, and play its part in co-hosting the 12-city tournament in St. Petersburg, even if a four-year doping-related ban on the country comes into effect.

Triumvirate win to complete quarter-final line-upFIFA
Senegal, Portugal and Russia all won their third and final matches of the group stage, ensuring themselves of a spot in the quarter-finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 in the process.

Maxi Gómez: ‘In Uruguay you lift up a rock and there’s a footballer’The Guardian
The Valencia striker draws inspiration from the ‘fighting spirit’ of his home country typified by his ‘idol’, Luis Suárez, as his side prepare for a Champions League encounter with Chelsea.

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