BC Soccer News, Wednesday, October 16, 2019






Canadian men end 34-year wait with win over the United StatesToronto Star
Alphonso Davies looked a cut above the rest long before his goal lifted the Canadian men’s national team its first win over the United States in 34 years, a 2-0 decision at BMO Field.

Davies, Cavallini score as Canada men end 34-year winless run against U.S.Delta Optimist
After years of watching from the cheap seats as the U.S. bossed CONCACAF alongside Mexico, Canada struck back Tuesday.

Canada delivers historic 2:0 win over USA at home fortress in TorontoCSA
Canada delivered a historic 2:0 victory over USA in Concacaf Nations League with Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini scoring second-half goals at BMO Field in Toronto. The victory kept Canada in first place in Group A of Concacaf Nations League A and earned Canada 18 points on the FIFA rankings, moving them into sixth place amongst Concacaf nations on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings.

Trouble for Berhalter as USA lose to Canada for first time in 34 yearsThe Guardian
The US men’s soccer team lost to Canada for the first time in 34 years, allowing second-half goals to Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini in a 2-0 defeat on Tuesday night in the Concacaf Nations League.

Canadian men’s team’s landmark moment within reach after signature winSportsnet
As far as I could tell, the country didn’t stop Tuesday night. Too much stuff on right now: serious, political stuff. Hockey. Life as it is in this country in the early days of Fall. But for once it seems as if that day may not be far off for the Canadian men’s soccer team.

State of play in CONCACAF Nations LeagueNBC Sports
Canada’s controlling 2-0 defeat of the USMNT on Tuesday adding some intrigue to the final two match days of the CONCACAF Nations League next month.

USMNT’s rudderless ship wrecks in Canada, where a program is on the riseYahoo Sports
Ahead of the United States men’s national team’s devastating 2-0 CONCACAF Nations League loss in Canada on Tuesday, it felt like no matter how you contorted the word, you couldn’t, in all seriousness, call it a “rivalry.”

The USMNT’s surprise loss to Canada has fans freaking outPro Soccer USA
From #BerhalterOut to “a national outcry,” USMNT supporters were worried after a shock loss to Canada.

“Alphonso Davies only just bought a BMX!” – Canada coach John Herdman trying to ease pressure on Bayern Munich starletBundesliga
Bayern Munich teenager Alphonso Davies should be allowed to enjoy his football without all the added pressure that comes with being regarded as one of world football’s most exciting young players, according to Canada coach John Herdman.

An historical perspective on Canada’s first men’s soccer win over the US in 34 yearsMLS
As you may have heard by now, the Canadian men’s national team’s 2-0 Concacaf Nations League victory over the US national team on Tuesday night was the program’s first since April 2, 1985, a stretch of more than 34 years. Just how long has that actually been? Well, here’s some context.

CPL commissioner Clanachan elated with inaugural seasonChronicle Herald
David Clanachan sounded like a proud papa talking about the Canadian Premier League as its inaugural season winds down.







PREVIEW: FC Edmonton vs. Pacific FC – Match #94CanPL
Pacific FC and FC Edmonton will close the final matchweek of their inaugural Canadian Premier League campaign with a tilt at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton on Wednesday night.

Pacific FC set for final road game of year in EdmontonTimes Colonist
The Canadian Premier League of soccer heads into the final week of its inaugural regular season with some hard-earned credibility.

Comox Valley United unbeaten in four gamesComox Valley Record
The Comox Valley United men’s team is undefeated four games into the season, and occupies sole possession of first place in Division 2 of the Vancouver Island Soccer League.

Bronze medals for both Surrey United girls teams at soccer nationalsSurrey Now Leader
Both Surrey United girls soccer teams battled to bronze medals at nationals over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

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! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

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.

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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.


Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has received two offers to move to MLS – New York City and Vancouver Whitecaps interested SI.com
Olivier Giroud has put his future on the table in recent days after he fired a warning to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard over his potential departure at the club.

Olivier Giroud is (Probably) Not Going to be a Vancouver Whitecap But He Would Be a Great FitEighty-Six Forever
The Internet was thrown into a frenzy recently when Sportsnet’s Dan Riccio reported that the Vancouver Whitecaps had contacted Chelsea to inquire about the services of Olivier Giroud. This has left British people desperately trying to figure out if we speak French in Vancouver and Whitecaps fans mostly unconvinced that there was ever any serious possibility that the move would happen. But let’s put all the aside for a moment and imagine how Giroud would fit in if he was signed. I have been doing just this and have come to the conclusion that he would fit in rather well.

Exclusive: Sacramento expected to be announced as 29th Major League Soccer team MondaySacramento Bee
Major League Soccer is expected to announce on Monday that it is awarding an expansion team to a Sacramento investor group, making the California capital city the 29th franchise in the fast-growing league, sources with direct knowledge of the deal told The Sacramento Bee on Tuesday.


USL Gameday Report: October 15, Week 33USL
El Paso Locomotive FC capped off a successful first regular season at Southwest University Park with a 4-1 win over Portland Timbers 2 thanks to goals from Sebastian Velasquez, Nick Ross, and Josué Gómez. With the win, Head Coach Mark Lowry’s side became the first expansion side to punch their ticket to the postseason this year.


Arsenal Women face tough test in Champions League round of 16 tie with Slavia Prague, says boss Joe MontemurroThe Independent
Arsenal Women boss Joe Montemurro has said he expects a tough test for his side when they come up against Slavia Prague in the Women’s Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday night.

Paul Riley aims to take North Carolina Courage to third straight NWSL title gameThe Inquirer
The veteran manager is in the playoffs for the fourth straight year, and the seventh of his eight as a coach of American pro women’s soccer teams across two leagues.

Thorns need scoring touch for semifinalsPortland Tribune
Are the Portland Thorns about to awaken from a late-summer slumber, ravenous to make a serious push for a championship?


EURO qualifying wrap: Spain earns place in stoppage timeNBC Sports
Spain clinched a spot in EURO 2020 via a last-minute equalizer, but the rest of the picture only got murkier thanks to dramatics in Romania and Switzerland.

Mick McCarthy relishing Euro 2020 qualifying ‘cup final’ with Denmark after Swiss defeatBBC Sport
Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy said he would have taken a “cup final” with Denmark at the start of qualifying after defeat by Switzerland left them needing to beat the Danes to guarantee their place at Euro 2020.

La Liga calls for upcoming Clásico to be moved from Barcelona to MadridThe Guardian
La Liga has asked that this month’s Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid be moved to the capital amid growing protests in Catalonia.

Infantino questions the Koreas over the World Cup qualifier media blackoutInside World Football
FIFA president Gianni Infantino, one of the few people to attend the so-called “ghost derby” between North and South Korea on Tuesday, says he’s disappointed no fans were allowed to watch the World Cup qualifier that ended 0-0.

Lazio hit with partial stadium closure for Celtic match following racism chargeFour Four Two
Celtic’s Europa League match against Lazio in Rome will be subject to a partial stadium closure after the Italian club were charged with racist behaviour by UEFA.

Ceferin calls for war in racists as Infatino says it is time to ‘eradicate’ the ‘obnoxious disease’Inside World Football
UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Bulgaria following the racist abuse towards England’s black players that made Europe-wide headlines while UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin insisted football alone cannot eradicate the problem.

India salvage a point, while Bangladesh make oneESPN
On Monday, Jamal Bhuyan, captain of the Bangladesh national football team, all swagger and smirking confidence, had promised he’d break Indian hearts. On Tuesday, he did just that.

Memorial garden to open on Leicester City helicopter crash siteBBC
The garden will be a “lasting tribute” to the five, including former Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in the crash outside the King Power Stadium.

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