BC Soccer News, Weekend, November 29-December 1, 2019


Hwang called up for EAFF E-1 Football Championship in DecemberWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Inbeom Hwang has been called up to the Korea Republic men’s national team for the final round of the 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship in December.

Thierry Henry is unproven, but a massive statement of intent just the sameMLS
How often does coaching news make you say, “hell yes!”? How often does the manager, not even someone who actually touches a ball, get you to turn on the TV?

Dan Hunt on FC Dallas’ offseason plan, futures of Pomykal and CannonMLS
After an encouraging first season under Luchi Gonzalez and his cadre of budding Homegrown stars, expectations for 2020 at FC Dallas will be raised.


VISL Division 1 Upcoming Matches, Week 12BC Soccer Web
Week 12 is upon us, and the VISL top flight is in a state on confusion as the parity continues.

Offence sputters in loss for LMG Cowichan Valley Citizen
Things went well at the defensive end, but Cowichan LMG’s offence was firing blanks in a 1-0 loss to first-place Lakehill at Victoria’s Braefoot Park in Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 action last Friday night.

Whitecaps Academy Report: Academy Centre teams to play at U-12 Generation adidas CupWhitecaps FC
This coming weekend, two teams composed of players from the regional Whitecaps FC Academy Centre network will partake in the 2019 U-12 Generation adidas Cup in Marietta, Georgia.

Sooke Under-15 soccer club gunning for successSooke Mirror
The Sooke Soccer Club’s Under-15 girls’ soccer team is simply set up for success.

Pro-D day skills camp will combine hockey and soccerPrince George Citizen
BC Hockey and the Prince George Youth Soccer Association have teamed up to offer a one-day hockey-soccer skills camp on Friday during the pro-D day for school-aged kids.

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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2019 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards Nominees AnnouncedCSA
Canada Soccer has announced the list of nominees for the 2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards with voting open for media and coaches from 27 November through 8 December. At the top of the list are the nominees for the 2019 Canadian Players of the Year, celebrating the top male and female footballers from the 2019 calendar season.

Canada stumbles for CONCACAF hexagonal qualifying berthSportsnet
Canada has dropped out of the top six among CONCACAF nations in the FIFA rankings following a loss to the United States, putting the Canadians on track to miss the six-team group that will determine three direct World Cup berths in the North and Central American and Caribbean region.

Explained: Canada’s potential path to the 2022 FIFA World CupWhitecaps FC
This year Concacaf announced a change to the confederation’s format for qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

‘I’m getting phone calls’: Edgar hints CanMNT veterans eyeing CPL for 2020CanPL
Edgar isn’t the only veteran Canadian international in the CPL, of course. In fact, he joked of a “Over-30 award” when commenting on Borges’ successful capture of the U-21 and Player of the Year honour.


Memphis Has Identified Its Core, but Work Remains to ContendUSL
In an ideal scenario for an expansion club, the players you’ve put together to form your inaugural squad mesh quickly, start strong, and giving put the club in the playoff picture by the end of the season.


Everton Women to face Chelsea ‘with confidence and without pressure’BBC Sport
Everton have a “completely different mindset” in matches against the top Women’s Super League teams this season, says manager Willie Kirk.

Simon says patience is the key to winning back her Matildas spotSMH
With Olympic qualifiers three months away, fringe Matildas players are looking at the W-League as an opportunity to prove they have what it takes.

Eni Aluko: End of my Italian chapter means trading Turin for fresh adventuresThe Guardian
Things went well at Juventus on the pitch but the last six months in particular have been difficult off it.

Pamela Conti and La Vinotinto, love at first sightFIFA
“Boss, we’ve won thanks to you. Come and celebrate with us,” said Venezuela’s players after their new coach, Pamela Conti, had overseen a 1-0 friendly defeat of Paraguay. The wide-eyed Italian could scarcely believe it. Here she was, accepted as just another member of the team after only two days of training. The Vinotinto players meant what they said as well, lifting Conti up and cheering as they threw her up and down in the air. A clear case of love at first sight.


Arsenal sack Emery after worst run for 27 years; Ljungberg named caretaker managerESPN
Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal manager following the 2-1 Europa League defeat at home to Frankfurt.

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendThe Guardian
Flawed City defence meets hapless Newcastle attack, Leicester can end Silva’s service and only a miracle can save Emery.

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho out until January with injurySportsnet
Liverpool says defensive midfielder Fabinho will be out until January with a knee injury, putting more strain on the Premier League leaders with a packed schedule coming up.

Sources: Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele set to miss El Clasico with injuryESPN
Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will be out of action until 2020, which will rule him out of El Clasico, sources have told ESPN FC.

Olympique de Marseille will conclude Week 15 as Paris Saint-Germain’s closest pursuers if they can beat Stade Brestois 29 at the Orange Vélodrome on Friday night.

Europa League roundup: Celtic keeps rolling, Malmo wins thrillerNBC Sports
The Europa League was good to Scotland again, while an American center back had a fine day in Ukraine.

Scottish clubs in Europe: From unholy mess to the Holy GrailBBC Sport
Three years ago, Scottish football was in freefall in European terms. Champions League participation was just a dream for Celtic at that stage, while those who ventured into Europa League qualification were knocked out quicker than you could say ‘coefficient’.

EURO 2020: Everything you need to know about the drawDW
The European Championship has undergone a revamp for the 2020 edition and much has changed. From the number of host nations to possible matchups banned by UEFA, here we explain everything you need to know.

FIFA bans African soccer official suspected of war crimesSportsnet
Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona was banned for six years and eight months by FIFA ethics judges on Thursday, for charges including “discrimination and of failing to protect, respect or safeguard integrity and human dignity.” He was fined 500,000 Swiss francs ($500,000).

Charlton takeover: Roland Duchatelet’s reign ends as East Street Investments buys clubThe Independent
The Belgian, who also had an acrimonious time in charge of his native Standard Liege, never built any rapport with supporters who organised a series of creative protests against his ownership

Are supporter liaison officers giving fans a say in their football clubs?The Guardian
All 91 English league clubs employ someone to address fans’ concerns, but not all of them have enough power to change things

Four remain as holders pack their bagsFIFA
There will be a new champion crowned in Asuncion at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 after 2017 winners Brazil were felled by Russia.

The fanatical world of football badgesThe Guardian
With matchday programmes seemingly in decline, perhaps pin badges will fulfil the collector’s need for a memento.

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