VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
In, Out, On The Bubble: The 2018 Vancouver Whitecaps – AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2018 season is over, so that can only mean one thing. No, not team implosions (well yeah it did mean that this year), but it’s time for us to kick off our end of season analysis with our annual In, Out, On The Bubble feature.
Real Salt Lake stuns LAFC with come-from-behind victory – SBI
When you wake up in the morning, remember to pick your jaw up off the floor after leaving it there following the indescribable Western Conference knockout-round game between LAFC and Real Salt Lake.
Petke left “frazzled” as Real Salt Lake shake off doubts in upset of LAFC – MLS
As Jefferson Savarino struck the ball with the outside of his right foot in the 69th minute in front of Banc of California Stadium’s raucous north end, few could have imagined that it would wind up as the last goal in LAFC’s groundbreaking expansion season.
LAFC’s MLS Cup Playoffs game temporarily halted due to fans throwing debris – Angels on Parade
Shocking scenes at Los Angeles Football Club’s first-ever MLS Cup Playoffs game on Thursday, as the game was halted for a cool-down period after spectators in the North End at Banc of California Stadium, where The 3252 stand, repeatedly threw debris onto the field during the game.
Columbus beats DC in MLS Cup Playoffs thriller – NBC Sports
Penalty prodigy Zack Steffen stopped two penalty kicks to help lead Columbus past DC United at Audi Field on Thursday in the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs.
New York Red Bulls to Face Columbus Crew SC in the Eastern Conference Semifinals – NYRB
The New York Red Bulls will face Columbus Crew SC in the 2018 MLS Cup Playoff Eastern Conference Semifinals, as determined by Columbus defeating D.C. United in their Knockout Round matchup.
Your early preview of all four Conference Semifinal Series – MLS
There were some upsets and a lot of drama, but the Knockout Round is in the rearview mirror and New York City FC and Columbus Crew SC in the East and the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake in the West advance to the Conference Semifinals on Sunday.
Kamara unlikely to be back with Whitecaps next year – Red Nation Online
As Whitecaps FC head into what is expected to be a busy offseason several key players are likely to depart once a new coach is named. A divided roster of cliques is never a good formula for a successful team. Vancouver needs more leadership, character, positive energy, and players who put the team first before themselves. They need Kei Kamara.
‘Star-struck’: Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies surprises kids at his old school – CBC
Halloween turned out to be quite a treat for the kids at the St. Nicholas Catholic Junior High School soccer academy in northeast Edmonton. Out of the blue on Wednesday morning, the Beverly school’s most famous export — Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies — dropped in to hang out.
Chicago Fire Defender Christian Dean Retires from Professional Soccer – Chicago Fire
Dean began his professional career when he was selected by Whitecaps FC in the first round (third overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft after a standout collegiate career at the University of California-Berkeley.
Striker, midfielder at top of Impact coach Rémi Garde’s wish list – Edmonton Journal
The Impact had a slow start in Garde’s first season, but a strong second half had them in contention for the MLS playoffs.
Orlando City SC announces new training facility at Osceola Heritage Park – Pro Soccer USA
Orlando City SC on Thursday announced its long-awaited training facility, though it has pivoted from its previous site at Lake Nona.
Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan becomes first outfield player in club history to start 34 matches, log 3,000 minutes in single season – Sounders FC
In the 37th minute of the Seattle Sounders’ 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Oct. 28, midfielder Cristian Roldan became the first outfield player in club history to record 3,000 minutes in a single MLS season.
BC SOCCER NEWS
WSOC: Canada West Final Four preview – Canada West
The Trinity Western Spartans look to extend an amazing streak, as the 2018 Canada West Women’s Soccer Final Four goes Friday and Saturday at Chase Office Field in Langley.
MSOC: Canada West Final Four preview – Canada West
The defending champion UBC Thunderbirds host three Pacific Division rivals in pursuit of gold at the 2018 Canada West Men’s Soccer Final Four Friday through Sunday in Vancouver.
T-Birds open Canada West final four hosting Cascades – UBC
The No. 4 ranked UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer team is set to continue post-season play this weekend when they host the University of Fraser Valley Cascades in Canada West final four action at UBC.
Top-seeded T-Birds stand in Cascades’ path – UFV
The Cascades men’s soccer team is off to the Canada West Final Four at UBC this weekend in search of its first U SPORTS national championship berth. To punch their ticket, they require nothing less than a Canada West championship. UBC is also hosting the national tournament, and since they are already guaranteed the host berth, that means there is just one other CW berth up for grabs.
Thomas Gardner wins Canada West Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards – UBC
First-year UBC Thunderbirds midfielder Thomas Gardner is cleaning up as the North Vancouver native was named the Canada West’s men’s soccer Player of the Year and Rookie of Year Thursday.
KASHIMA NAMED CANADA WEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR – TWU
Trinity Western Spartan Seina Kashima has been named the 2018 Canada West Women’s Soccer Player of the Year, as the conference unveiled its major award winners Thursday morning.
SFU men’s soccer win streak ends in 2-1 loss to WWU – SFU
The Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team felt the sting of defeat for the first time in 2018, losing 2-1 on the road to Western Washington University. After starting off the season 16-0-0, the Clan gave up two goals on Thursday and couldn’t salvage a late comeback.
SFU fall 2-1 in GNAC semi-final heartbreaker – SFU
There was high drama in the Rose City on Thursday afternoon, as the Simon Fraser University women’s soccer team nearly shocked the three-time conference champions in the semi-finals.
Richmond soccer talent among Canada West All-Stars – Richmond News
Four Richmond players have earned all-star honours as the Canada West university soccer season heads into the Final Four Championships this weekend.
VISL Week 8 Upcoming Matches – BC Soccer Web
Here is what the Division 1 has in store for the upcoming weekend of top level amateur soccer on Vancouver Island.
Powell River Villa defence continues ‘lights out’ play – Powell River Peak
Two goals by Kye Taylor and another clean sheet for goalkeeper Matt Liknes gave Powell River Villa SC a 2-0 victory over Prospect Lake on October 27 at Timberlane Park.
EA Sports BC Premier Soccer League playoff games to be held in Kamloops – Kamloops This Week
Some of the city’s best youth soccer players will play for Thompson Okanagan Football Club this weekend in EA Sports BC Premier Soccer League action in Kamloops. Three league cup quarter-final matches will take place on Saturday.
BC Soccer hosts its second Technical Director Diploma Course – BCSA
Registration is now open for the BC Soccer Technical Director Diploma held at the FORTIUS Sport & Health Complex in Burnaby February 22-23, 2019.
Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League season – Pacific FC
Join Vancouver Island’s new CPL club! Become a Member of Pacific Football Club for first access seat selection and tickets.
PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.
Becoming a BC Soccer Referee – BCSA
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 Syndication – BC Soccer Web
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CANADA SOCCER NEWS
What you need to know about the Concacaf U-20 Men’s Championship – Whitecaps FC
This Friday, the Canadian U-20 men’s national team kicks off its quest to qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup as it opens the Concacaf U-20 Men’s Championship against Dominica.
University soccer: Western Mustangs, Queen’s set for latest playoff clash – London Free Press
When the Western and Queen’s women’s soccer teams stand on the same pitch in November, it can only mean one thing.
Playoff soccer comes to Cape Breton University – Cape Breton Post
As the calendar changes to November, Atlantic University Sport soccer fans turn their attention to the league championship tournaments.
Wesmen sniper first to receive soccer star honours – Winnipeg Free Press
Shae-Lynn Dodds has made history with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen women’s soccer program, being named a second-team all-Canada West all-star on Wednesday.
Former Toronto FC forward Mo Babouli Signs With Mississauga MetroStars – Waking the Red
Babouli joins a few former TFC players with the new Major Arena Soccer League club.
New play centre for youth – Kenora Online
Volunteers in Kenora have created a new drop-in play centre for youth in the area. The Kenora SportsPlex has opened its doors for youth under the age of five to enjoy the new indoor soccer field, filled with toys, balls, soccer nets and more.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Rising FC Midfield Faces OCSC Pressure Test – USL
The job for Phoenix Rising FC’s Collin Fernandez and Kevon Lambert likely won’t be the one that grabs the headlines should the club advance to the USL Cup for the first time this weekend, but it could be one of the most essential to the club’s chance of accomplishing its goal.
USL Playoffs: NYRB II Looking Forward to a Chance at Another USL Cup Final – NYRB
New York Red Bulls II will face Louisville City FC in the Eastern Conference Final this weekend.
USL championship game may be coming to University of Louisville campus – Courier-Journal
While Louisville City FC is focused on its semifinals matchup against New York Red Bulls II on Friday night, the University of Louisville is looking ahead to Thursday.
‘It’s Personal’: Red Bulls II, LouCity Renew Rivalry – USL
After ending FC Cincinnati’s historic 24-game unbeaten run and advancing to the Eastern Conference Final with a 1-0 victory at Nippert Stadium last Saturday afternoon, the New York Red Bulls II had to wait a few hours to figure out where their USL Cup Playoffs journey would take them next.
USL League One Unveils 2019 Season Structure Board of Governors approves 28-game schedule for 2019 – Orlando City SC
USL League One announced on Thursday 10 teams will compete in a single table during the inaugural 2019 season, with the league’s regular season consisting of 28 games.
El Paso Locomotive FC hosting player tryouts – KFOX
El Paso’s new USL team is looking for players to jump on the crazy train.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
#UWCL quarter-final line-up set – UEFA
Slavia and Barcelona won on Thursday to join holders Lyon, Paris, Wolfsburg, Bayern, Chelsea and LSK Kvinner.
Glasgow City 0-3 Barcelona Femenino: Scottish champions’ campaign over – BBC Sport
Glasgow City’s season is over after they were knocked out of the Women’s Champions League 8-0 on aggregate following a 3-0 defeat by Barcelona.
Big questions surround all three NWSL coaching vacancies – The Equalizer
Saturday will mark six weeks since the North Carolina Courage were crowned champions of National Women’s Soccer League. But time may as well be standing still for a league that has generated next to no news so far this offseason.
W-League: A tight Round 2 defeat in Melbourne – Newcastle Jets
Two goals in four minutes, against the run of play, put Newcastle behind after 11 minutes in their first Westfield W-League match of the 2018/19 season.
Larissa Crummer taken aback by sea of green and gold – FFA
Larissa Crummer has praised the support the Westfield Matildas have received home and abroad as they prepare for their ‘Seven Consulting International Series’ against Chile in November.
Farrelly named September Player of the Month – Irish WNL
Peamount United midfielder Niamh Farrelly has been named the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Player of the Month for September.
Acclaimed soccer blogger in Edmonton to talk sexual abuse in sport – CBC
Jennifer Doyle — who penned a popular soccer blog for years and is a professor at the University of California, Riverside — speaks at length about the different ways fans and journalists idolize athletes while walking a tight-rope in keeping them accountable.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend – The Guardian
Liverpool to reveal how good Arsenal really are, Lukaku to be on the bench again and Hart has a point to prove at West Ham.
FEKIR TO RETURN FOR LYON AGAINST BORDEAUX – Ligue 1
Nabil Fekir could make his first Ligue 1 Conforama appearance for nearly a month when Olympique Lyonnais take on struggling Girondins de Bordeaux on Saturday.
Copa Libertadores finals rescheduled for 2 Saturdays – London Free Press
The Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played on two Saturdays this month because of a political summit in Buenos Aires.
Debutants battle for Asian title – FIFA
History is set to be made regardless of who comes out on top in this year’s AFC Champions League final between Iran’s Persepolis and Japan’s Kashima Antlers.
Leicester City helicopter crash: Players chose to play against Cardiff – Jamie Vardy – BBC Sport
Leicester City’s players want to play at Cardiff so they can “honour” the club’s owner who died in a helicopter crash, says striker Jamie Vardy.
Bolt’s bid for pro contract in Australia ends without a deal – NBC
Usain Bolt’s bid to become a professional soccer player in Australia has ended with the Olympic sprinting great failing to agree on a contract with the Central Coast Mariners.
West Ham give lifetime bans to two fans who invaded pitch during Tottenham defeat – BBC Sport
West Ham have given lifetime bans to two fans who invaded the pitch during Wednesday’s 3-1 Carabao Cup defeat by Tottenham at London Stadium.
South Korea bans Jang Hyun-soo for life over falsifying national service record – Inside World Football
South Korea defender Jang Hyun-soo has received a lifetime ban from playing for the national team after he was found to have submitted false documents relating to his military service exemption.
How Football Manager’s scouting network unearths the wonderkids of real world football – The Telegraph
Javier Saviola, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ravel Morrison, Simon Davies and Kylian Mbappe are very different players – but all share something in common. Each was tipped for greatness at a very young age by the video game Football Manager.
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.