BC Soccer News, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Phonzie on film: Whitecap Davies’ star turn resonates with teammatesLondon Free Press
The 17-year-old is one of 16 inspirational athletes featured in the two-minute Nike spot, including one-handed Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin, tennis superstar Serena Williams, hijab-wearing champion female boxer Zeina Nassar, queer skateboarder Lacey Baker and global hoops icon LeBron James, with the over-arching message seeming to be self-belief and triumphing against the odds.

Kings of Cascadia: Seattle Sounders can claim regional trophy on Saturday with win against the Vancouver WhitecapsSounders FC
Regional bragging rights are on the line. On Saturday, the Seattle Sounders have a chance to claim the Cascadia Cup for the fifth time in club history with a win against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

Minnesota United FC Preview: Minnesota United FC vs. DC. UnitedLast Word on Soccer
With all the suspensions and players on international duty, Minnesota United FC will have a very few options to choose from on Wednesday. There is some good news however, Darwin Quintero should return from injury to play against D.C. United.

Darlington Nagbe returns to full training with Atlanta UnitedMLS
For the first time since being sidelined with a right adductor injury in late June, Darlington Nagbe has returned to full training for Atlanta United on Tuesday.

TFC coach Greg Vanney under no illusions about club’s predicamentSportsnet
Greg Vanney casually shuffles into the media work room at Toronto FC’s training centre and pulls up a chair as though he’s going to have a few beers with an old friend, rather than face the ensuing interrogation from this correspondent.

LA Galaxy realize urgency is needed after Sigi Schmid departureMLS
Dominic Kinnear readily admits that, until Sigi Schmid added him to the LA Galaxy coaching staff last season, he was “no fan” of Major League Soccer’s most decorated club.

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TWU WSOC Ranked #1 in the CountryTWU
After a pair of impressive wins over the weekend, Trinity Western’s women’s soccer team jumped up to No. 1 in the U SPORTS Top 10.

Douglas Royals MSOC ranked #1 in latest CCAA pollCCAA
Three BC teams hit the tape in the latest CCAA Top 10.

Douglas men hungry for goldTri City News
While the Douglas College Royals’ women’s team already has a place in their national final booked as the host team, the men are hungry to step up to a championship themselves after losing last year’s final to the Vancouver Island University Mariners.

Fourth-year midfielder Jenaya Robertson (Delta, B.C.) was named the Canada West Women’s 1st Star of the week, while third-year Spartan defender Caleb Johnson (Strathmore, Alta.) was named the Men’s 3rd Star of the week.

BC Soccer Expands Club Charter ProgramBCSA
Inclusion and national programming alignment are important to BC Soccer, which has lead to the expansion of BC Soccer’s Club Charter Program. At the September 8, 2018 board meeting, the BC Soccer board approved the BC Soccer Club Charter Associate Member Inclusion Policy. This policy allows current and future associate member organizations the option to join BC Soccer’s Charter Program.

Goals galore to kick off new VMSL season with title favourites already looking strongAFTN
The 2018-19 Vancouver Metro Soccer League season kicked off this past weekend with a goalfest in the Premier Division and, after a season of heavy player movement around the league amongst the top teams, there’s already some strong contenders emerging for this year’s championship battle just one week in.

Highlanders FC are pleased to announce an affiliation with Vancouver Island Soccer League (VISL) Div. 1 squad Westcastle United FC, opening the doors for an increased level of playing opportunities for Highlanders athletes.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League seasonPacific FC
Join Vancouver Island’s new CPL club! Become a Member of Pacific Football Club for first access seat selection and tickets.

Call for interest for 2018 TD Diploma course BCSA
Based on the level of interest, BC Soccer is planning to host a 2-day Technical Director’s course in late November or early December of 2018 (dates and location TBA). If you are interested in this course, please let BC Soccer know so they can update you.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.

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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TOP 10 Tuesday: Trinity Western claims top spot in Women’s soccerUSports
The latest national top 10 in WSOC & MSOC.

CCAA Women’s Soccer Top 10CCAA
The latest WSOC Top 10 CCAA rankings.

CPL coaches looking for blend of youth, experience to fit team systemsCanadian Premier League
Systems and tactics and formations, oh my! A coach’s notebook is riddled with all the little details that come with team building. But no matter the individual plan, one constant resonates among Canadian Premier League coaches: The players make a team tick.


USL’s Week Ahead – Playoff Race Heats Up in Western ConferenceUSL
With five weeks remaining, playoff places are coming into view for conference leaders.

USL’s old guard breaking up? Richmond Kickers now dropping down to DIIIPittsburgh Soccer Now
What is happening to the USL’s old guard? It was announced earlier today the Richmond Kickers will be following the Rochester Rhinos, who are currently taking a year sabbatical, for the 2019 season as founding members of the USL’s new Division III league.


Seattle Reign looking for redemption against Portland Thorns in NWSL semifinalPro Soccer USA
There will be a lot of familiar faces on the opposite side of the field Saturday when the Portland Thorns host the Seattle Reign in the first semifinal of the NWSL playoffs.

Chicago Red Stars prepare for semifinal in North Carolina amid Hurricane Florence concernsPro Soccer USA
It now also appears the semifinal itself could be drastically different given the impact Hurricane Florence is projected to have on North Carolina.

Kim Little: ‘It’s been an unbelievable few days with Scotland and Arsenal’The Guardian
Injury cost the midfielder her place in the Euro 2017 squad and though she is conscious of getting another before next year’s World Cup in France, she is not going to be inhibited.

Grant becomes first player to win Scottish Building Society SWPL Player of the Month for second timeScottish WPL
Abbi Grant has been voted as the winner of the Scottish Building Society SWPL Player of the Month for August 2018, becoming the first player to win the award twice. She claimed the award last year for November 2017 as Glasgow City went on to clinch 11-in-a-row.


UEFA Nations League Rewind: Spain handles Croatia, Lukaku leads Belgium, and moreSBI
Matchday 2 of the UEFA Nations League finished up on Tuesday with Spain making a statement, Turkey forcing a late come-from-behind win, and a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal taking three points over Italy.

Rashford secures England win over Switzerland to halt slumpSportsnet
This time England held onto the lead after Marcus Rashford scored and avoided a record fourth successive loss.

Spain routs Croatia 6-0 in Nations LeagueThe Star
Luis Enrique couldn’t have asked for a much better start as coach of Spain’s national team. Two matches, two convincing wins against top opponents in the UEFA Nations League.

Hugo Lloris: Tottenham goalkeeper admits drink-drivingBBC
World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit when he was stopped by police in central London.

Young, untried U.S. men’s national team stares down Mexico in contentious friendlyWashington Post
The United States-Mexico men’s soccer match Tuesday night was puttering along as if the players, mostly young and new to the battles, did not grasp the history of nasty rumbles and epic clashes between the bitter regional adversaries.

Lessons from USA’s matches against Mexico and Brazil: permanent coach neededThe Guardian
The US tried out plenty of young talent in the recent round of friendlies but they need a concrete philosophy as they look towards the 2022 World Cup.

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira signs contract extension until 2021ESPN
Sami Khedira has signed a two-year contract extension at Juventus, keeping him with the Italian champions until 2021.

President George Weah, 51, plays for LiberiaNBC Sports
Weah, 51 years young, came out of retirement to captain his national side in a friendly against Nigeria and although the friendly was set up to retire his famous No.14 jersey, it wasn’t just a stunt. He played 79 minutes of the game which ended in a 2-1 win for Nigeria.

Scottish FA agrees deal to buy Hampden Park for £5m in 2020Inside World Football
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has agreed a deal to buy Hampden Park for £5 million from League Two side Queen’s Park when the existing lease of Hampden expires in summer 2020.

Political pressure forces Liverpool to end controversial Tibet Water sponsorshipInside World Football
Liverpool have ended their controversial regional sponsorship agreement with Tibet Water Resources who became the club’s Official Regional Water Partner in China in July 2017.

Football club attendances: Are fans getting the full picture?BBC Sport
For some West Ham fans, it’s not been much fun at London Stadium recently – but at least when the attendances were announced last season many were able to manage a wry smile.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online)BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

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