BC Soccer News, Weekend, November 9-12, 2018


Dos Santos brings winning pedigree to Vancouver: ‘That’s in my DNA’Whitecaps FC
With a NASL and USL championship under his belt, Dos Santos brings with him 12 years of coaching experience across Canada, America, and Brazil, the most recent of which was in MLS as Bob Bradley’s assistant at LAFC. That experience and the success that he’s had everywhere he’s gone led Vancouver to feel that Dos Santos was their ideal choice to move the club forward.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Marc dos Santos great hire with key requisiteMLS Multiplex
The Vancouver Whitecaps have hired Marc dos Santos to take over from Carl Robinson. He is a progressive, promising hire, but he needs time and support. Without those, this whole move is futile.

Davies, Henry, Teibert called up to Canada for Concacaf Nations League qualifying versus Saint Kitts and NevisWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Thursday that defender Doneil Henry, and midfielders Alphonso Davies and Russell Teibert have been called up to the Canadian national team ahead of 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League qualifying this November.

Waston called up to Costa Rica for friendlies versus Chile, PeruWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps confirmed on Thursday that defender Kendall Waston has been called up to the Costa Rican men’s national team for a pair of road friendlies this month.

Seattle Sounders 3 (2), Portland Timbers 2 (4) | 2018 MLS Cup Playoff RecapMLS
The Portland Timbers weathered a furious comeback to clinch an Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals series win over the Seattle Sounders, despite losing 3-2 on Thursday at CenturyLink Field in the second leg but prevailing 4-2 on penalties in a shootout.

Atlanta United: 2018 or bust?MLS Multiplex
The city of Atlanta has rallied around their newest team, Atlanta United, but how long can the support last without a trophy? Is it 2018 or bust for the Five Stripes?

New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2018 Conference Semifinal PreviewMLS
When they upset the Supporters’ Shield champions in 2015, Columbus Crew SC defeated the New York Red Bulls in the opening leg of the Eastern Conference finals at MAPFRE Stadium en route to a 2-1 aggregate win.

New York City FC projects calm in face of playoff deficit against AtlantaAM NY
There was a sense of calm during training on Thursday as New York City FC prepares for the second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday at Atlanta United.

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Trinity Western shock top seeded York, but UBC crash out at the first hurdle in dramatic U Sports nationals quarter-finalsAFTN
Trinity Western Spartans were left as the last BC school standing in a dramatic first day at the 2018 U Sports Men’s Championship in Vancouver.

It took 120 minutes and penalties, but the No. 8 ranked Trinity Western Spartans (1-0-0) claimed a 3-2 victory over the No. 1 ranked OUA Champion York Lions (0-1-0) on Thursday morning at Thunderbird Stadium.

Trinity Western upsets No. 1 York to reach semifinals of men’s soccer playoffsTimes Colonist
Cody Fransen was the only player to score in penalty kicks as the Trinty Western Spartans earned a 3-2 win over the No. 1 ranked York Lions on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Canadian men’s university soccer playoffs.

Hurting on home soil: Thunderbirds’ men’s soccer lose to Carleton Ravens in national quarterfinalsThe Ubyssey
In the nightcap of the men’s soccer national championships quarterfinals, it was the Carleton Ravens that outlasted the Canada West champion UBC Thunderbirds, winning 3-2 in extra time.

Third year forward Kathryn Harvey (Coquitlam, B.C.) scored in the 58th minute of the second half to lift the Trinity Western Spartans to a 1-0 victory over the Laval Rouge et Or in the second quarter-final match of the U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship.

SFU set to face Cal Poly Pomona in NCAA second round SaturdaySFU
No. 1 seed SFU, which had a first round bye, will face Cal Poly Pomona for the third straight year in the tournament.

Coquitlam’s Da Luz leads U of Ottawa to soccer nationalsTri City News
Lauren Da Luz’s usual role for the University of Ottawa women’s soccer team is to prevent opposing forwards from scoring.

UNBC soccer player recognized for off-field contributionsPrince George Matters
The latest player to be recognized is fifth-year forward Francesco Bartolillo. He’s known for his stats, being the leading all-time leading scorer in the UNBC men’s soccer program as well as recording six goals, four assists and 10 points this past season. Although his on-field numbers are impressive, his off-pitch contributions and achievements are an example of leadership and giving.

VISL Upcoming Matches – Week 9BC Soccer Web
Four games this weekend for the Island’s top flight Division 1. We really are fortunate to be playing, and so fortunate that we live where we are.

BC Soccer hosts its second Technical Director Diploma CourseBCSA
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 seasonPacific 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 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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Hutchinson named to Canada’s roster for Concacaf Nations LeagueSportsnet
Atiba Hutchinson is firmly back in the mix for the Canadian men’s team. The veteran midfielder was one of 23 players named to coach John Herdman’s roster on Thursday for Canada’s Concacaf Nations League qualifying match versus Saint Kitts and Nevis on Nov. 18 in Basseterre.

John Herdman developing a “no-excuses” environment CONCACAF road gamesSquamish Chief
Canada’s men’s soccer team is done with excuses. So when John Herdman’s players venture into the unfriendly confines of Warner Park Football Field — the St. Kitts and Nevis stadium in which Canada has never scored a goal in official competition — they’ll embrace the adversity.

Canada loses to St. Kitts & Nevis in Concacaf U-20 championshipSportsnet
St. Kitts and Nevis scored two goals in the first half in a 2-1 win over Canada on Thursday at the CONCACAF men’s under-20 soccer championship.

As Canada’s senior men’s team gives us hope, the U-20s provide a harsh reality checkthe11.ca
Canada’s trip to Florida for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship has turned into a nightmare. All that needs to happen is for the team bus to run out of gas on a lonely road, and then be “helped” by someone who brings the team back to a long-forgotten haunted house.

York 9 owner looking to build a festival experience in CPLSportsnet
Sportsnet sat down with Preben Ganzhorn, president and CEO of York 9 FC, to get a snapshot of what’s going on with the Greater Toronto Area based club as it gets ready to enter one of the most crowded sporting landscapes in North America.

Kinduct final stat sheets: Top overall performers from the #GotGame Open TrialsCanadian Premier League
The Canadian Premier League’s #GotGame Open Trials have come to a close, and with it, data analytics company Kinduct has now collected and compiled meaningful performance and fitness data across each of the seven stops to help club head coaches formulate their thoughts on the talent on offer across Canada.

CPL-U SPORTS Draft 101: Detailing the process of the CPL’s inaugural university draftCanadian Premier League
The Canadian Premier League’s founding clubs will gather in Vancouver on November 12 to conduct the inaugural CPL-U SPORTS Draft, giving Canadian university student-athletes a direct path to a professional soccer team opportunity from coast-to-coast.

McMaster stuns Montreal 1-0 at Canadian university women’s soccer quartersKamloops Matters
A harmless looking pass in the dying seconds of extra time led to an own goal as the McMaster Marauders stunned the Montreal Carabins 1-0 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Canadian university women’s soccer championship.

Capers advance to women’s semifinals at U Sports soccer championshipsChronicle Herald
Cape Breton midfielder Amelia Carlini gave her hometown fans something to cheer about and more importantly, helped the Capers advance to the semifinals of the U Sports women’s soccer championship in Ottawa on Thursday.

Goderich soccer player to attend pro-club tryout program in ItalyLeader-Post
A Goderich elite soccer play has been offered the opportunity to attend an Official Italy Proclubs Tryout program in Sora-Frosinone, Italy in February.

U-16s win OPDL Charity Shield to cap off invincible seasonToronto FC
On Sunday night the Toronto FC Academy 2003 side defeated Hamilton United Elite 3-2 to win the OPDL U-17 Charity Shield. The win capped off an invincible season for the Young Reds.


Louisville City wins back-to-back USL Cups with win over Phoenix RisingSBI
After a hard fought 90 minute battle with Phoenix Rising, Louisville City became the first team in the modern USL era to defend their title.

Spencer’s Strike Leads Louisville to Second Straight USL CupUSL
Luke Spencer’s second-half strike helped Louisville City FC become the first club to claim back-to-back USL Cups as the home side earned a 1-0 victory over Phoenix Rising FC on Thursday night in front of a sellout crowd of 7,025 fans at Lynn Stadium.

2018 USL Awards Finalists UnveiledUSL
The finalists for the 2018 USL Awards were announced by the United Soccer League on Tuesday, with standout performers in five categories earning nominations after the biggest season in the league’s history. The award winners will be announced during USL Awards Week between Monday, Nov. 12 and Wednesday, Nov. 14.


Panama implodes late against Argentina in first leg of World Cup playoffThe Equalizer
The other feel-good story from the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship is unlikely to be headed to France next year. Panama lost the first leg of its intercontinental playoff series against Argentina, 4-0 on Thursday at Estadio Julio Humberto Grondona in Sarandí, just outside Buenos Aires, Argentina.

McDonald scores first goal as USWNT win in PortugalSBI
The U.S. Women’s National Team saw a few first caps and a first international goal for Jessica McDonald as they recorded a 1-0 victory over Portugal on Thursday.

Lyon face Wolfsburg, Chelsea meet Paris in last eightUEFA
Lyon and Wolfsburg will replay the 2018 decider in the last eight in March while a new finalist is guaranteed in Budapest.

2019 NWSL College Draft to take place on Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. PTNWSL
The 2019 NWSL College Draft will take place on Thursday, January 10, at 12 p.m. ET at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago.

Westfield W-League stars light up the globeMy Football
The Westfield W-League may be on hold this weekend but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep an eye on your favourite stars as they don their national team kits and do battle across the globe.

Coaching in Australian women’s football: How FFA and PFA are tackling gender inequality in coachingFox Sports Australia
Across the nation, there are just over 40 females who boast the credentials needed to coach at a semi-professional level or above (possessing a Pro, A or B licence) – an alarming number considering there are hundreds of thousands of females playing the game in Australia.


Big guns ready for Manchester derbyThe Star
Forget about Raheem Sterling tripping himself up and still winning a penalty. He’s no longer the fall guy at Manchester City.

Chelsea, Eintracht, Lazio advance in Europa LeagueSportsnet
Olivier Giroud ended his drought by scoring the only goal to lead Chelsea to a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov on Thursday that clinched a place in the knockout stage of the Europa League with two group games to spare.

Coutinho facing three weeks out in injury blow to Barcelona Yahoo Sports
Barcelona have announced that Philippe Coutinho is to be sidelined for up to three weeks with a hamstring injury.

Olympique Lyonnais need to arrest a dip in form when they travel to bottom side En Avant Guingamp on Saturday if they are not to see their rivals get away from them.

Historic Superclasico clash set to rock Buenos AiresFIFA
The mother of all finals, this is the showdown longed for by the neutrals but secretly feared by many fans of the respective clubs. Boca Juniors and River Plate are finally about to cross swords in the final of the Copa Libertadores de America.

Milan rivals agree shared stadium plan, likely at San SiroNBC Sports
AC Milan and Inter Milan have agreed to work on a shared stadium project, and prefer “complete renovation” of their city-owned San Siro home.

Keeping it in the family: Swiss prosecutors probe Infantino’s links to Swiss judiciaryInside World Football
Swiss prosecutors have launched an investigation into alleged suspicious links between Gianni Infantino and a senior judicial official who comes from the same area of the country as the FIFA president.

Paris Saint-Germain admit to racially profiling young playersThe Guardian
Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that their scouts illegally racially profiled young players as part of their recruitment process.

French football opens discrimination case against PSGSportsnet
The French Football Federation says its ethical council will look into Paris Saint-Germain’s recruiting policy after club scouts illegally profiled the ethnic origins of potential young recruits.

Iran’s Persepolis set to break ACL crowd record as final reaches climax in TehranInside World Football
A new attendance record will be set when of Iran’s Persepolis take on Kashima Antlers from Japan in the second leg of the AFC Champions League Final 2018 at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Saturday.

Which FA Cup team will run out to I Fought the Law? Met Police, of courseThe Guardian
The club abandoned their police-only policy to avoid folding but links remain strong and they face Newport full of optimism

FA Cup: How well do you know the teams in the first round?BBC Sport
It is that time of year again when minnows start dreaming of a trip to one of the Premier League big guns.

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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