Editor’s Note: On Friday, November 11, we pause to remember those who sacrificed all for the freedoms we enjoy today. We’ll return with a full news update on Monday, November, 14.
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
‘Caps trio eyeing World Cup berths – Whitecaps FC
Offseason? Not quite. A number of Vancouver Whitecaps FC players will be in action later this week as part of the November FIFA international window. The ‘Caps have four players away with the Canadian national team for a friendly vs. Korea Republic, and three more set to kick off “the Hex” – also known as the final round qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the CONCACAF region.
Asking the Writers: The Whitecaps Season – Eighty-Six Forever
With the Vancouver Whitecaps now on the golf course, many have been going over their 2016 campaign, and trying to figure out exactly where this club went wrong. I thought our contributors would have some interesting things to say in that discussion, and so Eighty Six Forever posed them four questions to answer.
VIDEO: From sunrise to sunset: A day in the life with ‘Caps keeper David Ousted – Whitecaps FC
He’s a goalkeeper, a father, and a student at Southern New Hampshire University. David Ousted brought MLSsoccer.com along for the ride to experience a day in his life and see how he balances the rigours of the MLS season, his family and his studies.
Didier Drogba, controversy behind him, making major impact for Montreal – MLS
The Montreal Impact and Didier Drogba have put their controversy well behind them as they continue deeper into the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs and prepare for a historic edition of the 401 Derby.
And now we wait for Montreal – Waking the Red
Toronto FC’s win over New York City already seems a while ago – and now they take an extended break.
Louis Béland-Goyette signs MLS contract with Impact – Montreal Impact
The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that FC Montreal midfielder Louis Béland-Goyette has signed a first-team contract as an MLS Homegrown Player, starting with the 2017 season.
‘It’s a good day for Toronto’: Former boss Leiweke cheering on TFC from afar – Toronto Sun
Moments after the biggest win in Toronto FC history, Tim Leiweke entered the visiting dressing room inside Yankee Stadium. The former MLSE CEO moved in a circle and congratulated each player — some of them too new to recognize him — on advancing to the Eastern Conference final, then disappeared before the media arrived, unwilling to bogart credit for a group he helped build from basically nothing.
Montreal Impact hopes for sellout in showdown against Toronto FC – Globe and Mail
He’s already lived the experience once and Dominic Oduro wants to see Olympic Stadium filled with screaming fans again.
MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Colorado Rapids defender Jared Watts – MLS
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has handed down a fine to one player, for an action during the Conference Semifinal round of the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs.
MLS international call-ups for November FIFA window – MLS
After a busy slate of matches in early October, World Cup qualifying – and the CONCACAF Hexagonal – will get into full swing in mid-November.
BC SOCCER NEWS
BC Transit CEO suspended from coaching youth soccer over ref incident – CTV News
BC Transit’s CEO has been banned from coaching his youth soccer team for a year after he made physical contact with a teen referee during a game.
UBC soccer teams head east in search of more CIS Championship glory – AFTN
The 2016 CIS Soccer Championships get underway on Thursday with both UBC teams heading out east in strong form, the men to Guelph, Ontario and the women to Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
Clan tabbed as Div. 2 west team to beat – Burnaby Now
With a title under its belt, the Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team is setting its sights high as the No. 1 seed in the West Region in the NCAA Div. 2 men’s soccer championships.
Burnaby friends take aim at final national title – Burnaby Now
A journey is about to end, but Burnaby natives Isabella Di Trocchio and Lindsey Pulice are not looking down that road just yet.
Sarah Douglas wins U Sports Community Service Award – UVic
Fifth-year Vikes midfielder Sarah Douglas was recognized with the U Sports Community Service Award on Thursday night, as the women’s soccer awards banquet took place ahead of the championship in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
Soccer season in full swing on Vancouver Island – Victoria News
If you’re a soccer mom or dad who spent the last weekend sheltering under an umbrella in a rain- soaked slicker as your child joined with their teammates to play a rousing game of soccer, you have Victoria’s temperate climate to thank.
VISL – Upcoming Division 1 Weekend Listings – VISL
Week 9 coming up, here are the Division 1 games on schedule for the weekend.
Campbell River Cermaq beat Comox United 3-1 – Campbell River Mirror
Three precious points were earned in a 3-1 win for Campbell River Cermaq, the local men’s premiere team, over Comox at Robron Athletic Turf Field.
LMG bounces back against Bays – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Desperate for a big win, Cowichan LMG got what they were looking for. One week after probably their worst outing of the 2016-17 season, the defending Vancouver Island Soccer League champions played their best soccer of the year last Friday in a 5-1 win over Bays United.
Comox Valley United blanked by Mid-Isle Mariners in VISL Div. 3B match – Comox Valley Record
When you play the best team in the league, with the best Vancouver Island University players, all you can do is – hang on.
Kamloops TOFC Players Chosen For BC Soccer High Performance Program – KYSA
BC Soccer has announced the names of the players who have been selected to participate in their third High Performance camps of 2016, which kick-off November 15.
Pitt Meadows qualifies for high school soccer provincials – MR & PM News
The Pitt Meadows secondary senior boys soccer team has qualified for the AA provincial championships in Burnaby Nov. 21-23, and they are on a roll.
Seaton secures Valley soccer title – Vernon Morning Star
They are an international team of mystery – filled with players from foreign countries and local French Immersion students coached by Michel Amoua of the Ivory Coast. They play a loose, fun-loving style and it works wonders. Meet the Seaton Sonics, Okanagan Valley Senior AA Boys Soccer Championships gold-medalists.
Rupert youth soccer calling for volunteers – Northern View
Every sport needs a multitude of volunteers to succeed, and that’s even more true with youth soccer, Prince Rupert’s largest-played sport.
Bob Lenarduzzi and son Ryan to participate in Covenant House Sleep Out for fifth consecutive year – Whitecaps FC
On Thursday, November 17, Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi and his son Ryan will participate in the Covenant House Sleep Out for the fifth consecutive year.
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
VMSL PHOTOS: Richmond FC Hibs 1, ICSF Columbus FC 0, November 5, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
Tickets now on sale for Canada Soccer Women’s National Team celebration match 4 February in Vancouver – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v Mexico Women’s National Team Bronze Medal celebration match on 4 February 2017 in Vancouver are now on sale to the public. Complete ticket information can be found at CanadaSoccer.com/Tickets.
MWSL PHOTOS: Van United Primas 0, Fraser Valley Action 2, October 30, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
PHOTOS: GNAC Women’s Soccer: SFU 1 Concordia U. (Ore.) 0, October 20, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in Review – BCSA
After another successful year of soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer Assoc. is pleased to release their 2015-2016 Year in Review. The creation of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program, delivery of a FIFA Live Your Goals Festival, along with the numerous Grassroots Festivals across the province and Coach Education highlight some of the major successes this past year.
BC Soccer Assoc. Delivery of Coach Mandate – BCSA
IMPORTANT: If you are coaching in the ages U6-U12 you are required to complete the age appropriate course(s) even if you have a higher level of certification (ie. Soccer for Life, B pretest, C License, B License or A License). In order to enable our membership to deliver on the coaching mandate, BC Soccer Assoc. will be scheduling Learning Facilitator training sessions to assist organizations to have qualified individuals to deliver in-club coach certification courses to their coaches.
2016 BC Soccer Provincial Cup Photo Galleries – BC Soccer Web
Westhills Stadium & Goudy Park in Langford hosted the 2016 BC Soccer Adult Provincial Cup Finals. It was a thrilling weekend of soccer on Vancouver Island that saw seven champions crowned. Richmond FC & Surrey Pegasus qualified for the National Championships this Fall in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Both Coquitlam Metro-Ford Masters & Classics sides qualified for the Western Canadian Masters Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In all, it was a clean sweep for teams from the VMSL & MWSL. Monique Lamoureux & Bill Currie from BC Soccer Web were on location that weekend, capturing the all the action.
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 looks forward to international opportunity against Korea Republic – CSA
Canada looks forward to the international opportunity for this Friday’s away Men’s International Friendly match against Asian host Korea Republic. Following a short but intense week of training, Canada are looking to end their 2016 season on a positive note.
Lao and Roy-Petitclerc named Canadian university soccer players of the year – Chronicle-Herald
York University’s Jonathan Lao and Laval University’s Arielle Roy-Petitclerc were named the Canadian university players of the year in men’s and women’s soccer respectively on Wednesday
CIS soccer awards presented in Wolfville – Kings County Register
The Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Women’s Soccer championship kicked off with an awards gala hosted in Wolfville’s Festival Theatre the evening of Nov. 9.
2016 CIS women’s soccer championship: Ridgebacks chase first Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy – OUA
After capturing the Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy for a record-breaking sixth time last season, the No.1 UBC Thunderbirds enter this year’s national tournament as the winningest women’s soccer program in CIS national championship history.
2016 CIS men’s soccer championship: Guelph in search of first Sam Davidson Trophy at home – OUA
The tournament host and top-seeded Guelph Gryphons head into the 2016 CIS men’s soccer championship in search of their first Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy in program history.
Acadia’s Findlay MacRae named U Sports top soccer coach – Local Xpress
As the national university men’s and women’s soccer tournaments are set to begin on Thursday, Acadia’s Findlay MacRae has been handed a top award. Acadia’s MacRae, in his 11th season with the Axemen, has been chosen the U Sports men’s coach of the year.
Canada Soccer makes equipment donation to Fort McMurray – CSA
Canada Soccer is supporting Fort McMurray’s commitment to keeping Northern Strong as it rebuilds through a donation of sport equipment to the Fort McMurray Youth Soccer Association. The donation includes hundreds of soccer balls and cones, 75 first aid kids, pinnies and some Canada Soccer scarves and mitts.
Fundraising successful, new multi-use soccer complex for Dryden – Kenora Online
It’s been a long road, but a new multi-use complex for Dryden Youth Soccer will be built. Bill Mauro, municipal affairs minister, was in Dryden today to announce $124,000 in funding through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to go towards the complex being built at Rotary Park.
Wilfrid Laurier student joins Ontario’s first blind soccer team – Fulcrum
When second-year global studies student Hillary Scanlon was diagnosed with nystagmus, a rare condition that involves involuntary and rapid movements of the eyes, the first thing she wondered about was soccer.
WFC2, USL & NASL NEWS
Fury FC Signs Former Blues Defender Campbell – USL
2013 PDL Championship MVP Seoane also joins Ottawa for 2017 season.
FC Edmonton’s strong season breeds optimism for future – Edmonton Journal
FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller looks back on the success of this past season with excitement towards the future.
NASL Awards: Ramirez wins Golden Boot, Van Oekel takes Golden Glove – Empire of Soccer
After stellar showings throughout the 2016 regular season, Minnesota United FC’s Christian Ramirez and FC Edmonton’s Matt Van Oekel have claimed the NASL’s top statistical honors.
NY Cosmos and Indy Eleven set for NASL final as new teams lined up for 2017 – Inside World Football
his weekend the North American Soccer League (NASL), the second tier of US professional football, completes its 2016 season with the Championship Final between New York Cosmos and Indy Eleven at the Belson Stadium at St John’s University in Queens, New York.
Peterson’s Comments Fuel Rumors that Rayo OKC Won’t Return in 2017 – Empire of Soccer
NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson did his best Wednesday to avoid distracting from this weekend’s championship final by evading the more hot-button topics facing the league as it concludes its sixth season.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Lyon remain dogged in pursuit of USWNT star – Equalizer
Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas sparked rumors of a United States national team player heading to France next season once again Wednesday night after declaring on French television: “I can assure you that there will be an American in Lyon next season.”
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
International football: 10 things to look out for in World Cup 2018 qualifying – The Guardian
Ramsey’s Wales return, Yiadom’s controversial Ghana inclusion, Southgate and Strachan heading in opposite directions and a fairytale comeback for Falcao.
Inter coach Pioli targets quick return to Champions League – Sportsnet
Speaking for the first time as coach of Inter Milan, Stefano Pioli said Thursday he is targeting a quick return to the Champions League.
CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Messi and Neymar resume rivalry, and more – SBI
One of the the world’s biggest rivalries is set to write its latest chapter, and this one comes with an interesting twist that comes as a result of a controversial decision from FIFA.
Messi and the spectre of the 7-1 – Tite faces his biggest test in Brazil’s Mineirao return – SN
When La Albiceleste come to town, so often the focus is on how to stop the seemingly unstoppable – what can be done to keep the mercurial Lionel Messi at bay?
Current English national team is the antipathy of its past – Sportsnet
As memorable moments go between England and Scotland, Paul Gascoigne’s famous goal 20 years ago sticks in the mind more than most. The flick over the head of Colin Hendry, the finish on the volley and of course the celebration—everything about the goal reflected not just a team confident in itself, but a country.
England vs. Scotland used to be a big deal, but not anymore – ESPN FC
There will be pride and passion on show at Wembley when England play Scotland in World Cup qualifying Group F on Friday. Those emotions will always be present when these neighbours meet in a renewal of the oldest international fixture in the game.
England and Scotland to defy Fifa poppy ban at Wembley – BBC Sport
The Football Associations of England and Scotland will defy a ban on players wearing poppies during their match at Wembley on Friday, Armistice Day.
Alexis Sánchez playing for Chile would be suicidal decision, says Arsène Wenger – The Guardian
Arsène Wenger has warned the Football Federation of Chile that Alexis Sánchez could spend up to three months on the sidelines if he is risked in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay.
Spain coach Lopetegui faces dilemma with depleted squad – Sportsnet
Sergio Ramos’ only contribution to Spain in a World Cup qualifier this weekend will be a pep talk to his teammates.
USA-Mexico: Hex opener takes on new meaning – Soccer America
If there wasn’t enough at stake in the USA-Mexico match that will open the Hexagonal on Friday night, Tuesday’s election results added a new dynamic. Players woke up on Wednesday to the news that Donald Trump whose rhetoric had inflamed the passions of many Mexican-Americans had won the presidency in a shocking upset.
Politics meet soccer as Mexico, USA clash – Prost Amerika
Politics and soccer are a very dangerous mix. While can often impact the other and vice versa for positive purposes, history has also proven that either subject can be a powder keg.The two subjects will meet head on Friday when the United States will host Mexico to start the final round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
America’s Azteca: how a small Columbus stadium became a fortress for US soccer – The Guardian
Since 2001, the US has opted to stage every home World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Columbus, where the frigid temperatures, compact design and hostile atmosphere have conspired to make it a house of horrors for El Tri.
CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Preview: Panama visits Honduras, T&T faces Costa Rica – SBI
Friday’s action in the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying is focused on the United States-Mexico clash in Columbus, Ohio, but there are two other matches set for Friday that will begin to shape the race for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Joey Barton’s Rangers contract terminated – ESPN FC
Rangers have announced that midfielder Joey Barton’s contract has been terminated.
Who can go through on Europa League matchday five? – UEFA
Zenit, Shakhtar, Schalke and Ajax are through and 21 more teams have hopes of joining them in the round of 32 with a game to spare on 24 November. We explain how.
Dinamo Moscow – Bankruptcy could be the end of the line – Futbolgrad
This could be the end of line for one of Russia’s most historical clubs. Indeed for Dinamo Moscow bankruptcy could be the only way to fix the club.
Fifa football museum in Zurich set to lose $30m in its first year – BBC
Fifa’s World Football Museum in Zurich is set to lose 30 million Swiss francs (£24m; $30m) this year, according to Swiss media reports.
Growth is good, but Asian soccer still has grassroots issue – Waterloo Chronicle
For all the new investment and advancements driving unprecedented growth in Asian football, it’s an old problem that is still causing concern at the grassroots. Billions have been invested in Super Leagues in China and India, the 2022 World Cup is coming to Qatar and the flow of players to Europe is on the rise, giving Asia some prominence in the global game, but regional soccer administrators are still grappling with match fixing.
Donald Trump: How will the new US president impact on sport? – BBC Sport
His victory will also have an impact on a range of sporting issues, including the US 2024 Olympic bid, the investigation into Fifa, the 2026 World Cup and the continued global expansion of American football, baseball and basketball.