VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
PREVIEW: 2019 MLS Cup: Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC – MLS
After splitting MLS Cup titles in 2016 and 2017 at Toronto’s BMO Field, this time the showdown will take place at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. It’s the first time that the Sounders will host and feature in an MLS Cup final.
Respect the order of the day between TFC, Sounders ahead of MLS Cup final – CBC
Respect was the order of the day Thursday as the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC met the media ahead of Sunday’s MLS Cup final.
Toronto’s Gonzalez fit for MLS Cup, Altidore’s availability less certain – ESPN
Toronto FC manager Greg Vanney said defender Omar Gonzalez is “physically ready” to take part in Sunday’s MLS Cup final against the Seattle Sounders, but that it remains to be seen if forward Jozy Altidore will recover in time to take part.
FC Cincinnati sign Allan Cruz to multi-year contract extension – MLS
One of the brightest spots of the 2019 season for FC Cincinnati is set to stick around.
Chicago Fire: Dax McCarty trade quintessential mistake – MLS Multiplex
The Chicago Fire front office have made an inordinate number of personnel mistakes in recent years. Trading away Dax McCarty is yet another quintessential Fire mistake, the perfect illustration of their incompetence.
Union prepared to strike if deal can’t be reached with MLS – News Observer
The head of the Major League Soccer Players Association said players are prepared to strike if they can’t negotiate an acceptable collective bargaining agreement with the league.
PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS
VIU Mariners men & women reach national soccer finals – Comox Valley Record
The VIU women’s team also reached the national collegiate championships for the second consecutive season by defending their PacWest title against the Capilano Blues.
Rookies team up in Thunderbird victory to advance to U SPORTS women’s soccer semis – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds advanced to the U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship semifinal following their 1-0 victory over the Montréal Carabins on Thursday evening at Centennial Stadium.
Dinos’ bite lethal as Vikes’ medal hopes at soccer nationals end – Times Colonist
The Canada West champions defeated the host University of Victoria Vikes 1-0 in the quarter-finals of the U Sports national women’s soccer championship tournament before a loud and boisterous gallery Thursday night at Centennial Stadium.
UBC Men’s soccer downed by UQTR in U-Sports quarter final – Ubyssey
On a snowy Quebec afternoon, the UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer team lost 0–1 to the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Patriotes in their U Sports Championship quarter-final game.
VISL Division 1 Listings, Week 9 – BC Soccer Web
The mid way point of the year is fast approaching in VISL Division 1 league play.
WSOC: SFU brings it home for senior’s night – SFU
The Simon Fraser Women’s soccer team came into today’s game playing for their captain and sole senior, Carli Grosso.
MSOC: Simon Fraser scores late into 2nd OT period to capture win against MSUB – SFU
After a tough defeat against Seattle Pacific the week before, SFU looked to get back on track against GNAC rival Montana State University Billings.
MSOC: Douglas suffer opening setback to host Lords – Burnaby Now
The PacWest champions saw their final four hopes at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championships dashed in the opening round 3-1 loss to host and unranked Durham Lords.
Oak Bay picks up crucial round-robin win over Royal Bay – Victoria News
Ethan Moore scored both goals for the Oak Bay Bays on Wednesday afternoon as the host team edged Royal Bay 2-1 to take a big win in the Senior Boys AAA Island Soccer championships.
Soccer dome set to open – Castanet
After more than two years of discussion and debate, West Kelowna’s newest sports facility is set to open.
BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in Canada – BC 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, 2019 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of Directors – BCSA
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 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
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.
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE & CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Canadian women’s soccer team gets favourable draw for Olympic qualifier – CBC
Finalists at upcoming 8-team event will advance to 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
15-year-old Olivia Smith makes history as youngest to play for Canadian women’s soccer team – CBC
Canada suffers 4-0 loss to Brazil in 1st game of China Four Nations tournament.
Capers men, Axewomen advance to semifinals at U Sports nationals – Saltwire
Charlie Waters scored three times in the second half as the Cape Breton Capers dropped the Calgary Dinos 4-1 in quarter-final action at the U Sports men’s soccer championship on a cold and snowy Thursday in Montreal.
Soccer community supports 16-year-old recovering from collision – Red Deer Advocate
The teenager was involved in a collision near Ponoka in September that claimed the life of his 17-year-old friend and left him in pediatric intensive care with several broken bones in his lower body.
USL & LOWER LEAGUE SOCCER NEWS
OSEG to put an end to Ottawa Fury FC soccer club – Ottawa Citizen
The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) will announce this morning that it has pulled the plug on its Ottawa Fury franchise in the United Soccer League, according to a well-placed source.
LouCity looks for third straight trip to USL Cup finals – WLKY
Practicing in the rain and the cold this week, Louisville City FC is back in familiar territory. The club is one of just four teams left standing in the hunt for this year’s USL Cup championship. It is the fifth straight season the back-to-back league champions have played into November, and despite the conditions, there’s nowhere else head coach John Hackworth would rather be.
Locomotive FC aim for first trip to Championship Final – KFOX
A first trip to the USL Championship Final is on the line when No. 4 seed Real Monarchs SLC hosts No. 6 seed El Paso Locomotive FC in the Western Conference Final of the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs on Saturday afternoon.
Indy Eleven welcome biggest rival with chance to host final at stake – Indy Star
Part of the what makes the derby special is the ongoing inside joke — perhaps best described as extremely sarcastic hyperbole — between the two clubs revolving around the grandeur and prestige of LIPAFC.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Lloyd brace hands Andonovski first win as USWNT head coach – SBI
Newly installed U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski passed his first test in charge on Thursday night against Sweden, as his team held on for a 3-2 win.
Why the USWNT’s coaching transition is different than any other in sports – Yahoo Sports
A little over 24 hours before Vlatko Andonovski’s first game as U.S. women’s national team head coach, somebody said something interesting. It was not controversial. Wasn’t brilliant. Frankly, without a few crucial strands of context, it was a tad cliché.
Arsenal to play PSG in Women’s Champions League quarter-finals – Sky Sports
Scottish champions Glasgow City to play Wolfsburg in last-eight.
Women’s EURO 2021 qualifying: how it stands – UEFA
See how the groups are unfolding and how the 15 sides to join England in the finals will be decided.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend – The Guardian
Liverpool’s resilience faces biggest test, Vardy threatens to deepen Arsenal’s gloom and a welcome dilemma for Newcastle.
Guardiola, Klopp acknowledge “decisive” title tilt at Anfield – NBC Sports
Jurgen Klopp has never been one for coach speak, and he’s not about to change ahead of the enormous game against Manchester City this weekend.
Garcia returns to Marseille for Olympico – Ligue 1
All eyes will be on Rudi Garcia as the former Olympique de Marseille coach returns to the Orange Vélodrome on Sunday night on the Olympique Lyonnais bench in a hotly anticipated Olympico.
Bundesliga: Dortmund bosses say mentality will be key at Bayern Munich – DW
At first glance, Dortmund’s game against Bayern Munich on Saturday could hardly come at a better time — with Bayern reeling and under a new interim coach. However, Dortmund’s recent record in Munich is miserable.
No German jaunt for Wenger as Bayern keep up search for Kovac replacement – Inside World Football
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is out of the race to become the next head coach of Bayern Munich, according to reports in Germany.
Europa League wrap: Late heroics lead Celtic, Gladbach to wins – NBC Sports
Manchester United was one of five clubs to punch tickets to the Europa League knockout rounds by the end of play Thursday.
Wolves are growing into Europa League – Nuno Espirito Santo – Four Four Two
Nuno Espirito Santo believes Wolves are growing into the Europa League after taking a big step towards qualification for the knockout stages with victory against Slovan Bratislava.
History beckons as Al Hilal, Urawa reunite in continental decider – FIFA
History will be made regardless of the result between Al Hilal and Urawa Red Diamonds in the 2019 AFC Champions League final. The former will taste their maiden title should they win over two legs while the latter, having twice lifted the trophy, will become the first side to clinch the continental title for a record third time.
Stoke announce Northern Ireland boss O’Neill as their new manager – Four Four Two
Stoke have announced Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill as their new manager.
U-17 WC: Paraguay and Italy complete last eight – FIFA
Thursday saw the last two spots in the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 filled by Italy and Paraguay, who join Korea Republic and the Netherlands, who advanced on Tuesday, and Spain, Mexico, Brazil and France, who all qualified on Wednesday.
What went wrong with the reunification of German football? – DW
Prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, several East German clubs were quite successful in Europe. Thirty years on, no team from the last season of the former GDR’s top flight plays in the Bundesliga. But why?