BC Soccer News, Weekend, October 11-14, 2019


AFTN’s End Of Season Awards – 2019 (Part One – Vancouver Whitecaps)AFTN
Another year is over. So that can only mean one thing – it’s time for AFTN’s ninth annual end of season awards, as we look back at Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2019 season and some more aspects from the North American footballing landscape.

Behind the Numbers: A Look Back at the Vancouver Whitecaps 2019 MLS Season – Eighty-Six Forever
Our old series returns (with a slightly different name) for a guest appearance, looking back at the futile Vancouver Whitecaps 2019 MLS season. We look at how the Minutes/Goals/Assists stack up to previous seasons, and to other clubs in 2019.

Newly ambitious Vancouver Whitecaps seek a big-name DP striker and experienced technical directorPro Soccer USA
With the 2019 MLS season ending in failure, the Whitecaps begin the next stage of major rebuild under coach Marc Dos Santos.

WATCH: Ali Adnan scores for Iraq on a perfect PK finishWhitecaps FC
Ali Adnan scored for Iraq in yesterday’s World Cup Qualifier in Basra.

MLS Playoffs 2019 ultimate guide: Form, dates, injuries and everything you need to knowMLS
The Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs are upon us and there’s a lot to digest with the six Round One games set for next weekend.

Concacaf Champions League 2020 draw set for December 9MLS
The official draw for the 2020 Concacaf Champions League will take place on December 9 in Mexico City, Concacaf announced on Thursday. The draw will determine the round of 16 matchups for this year’s CCL as well as the path to the final.

The best, worst of FC Cincinnati’s 2019 MLS seasonCincinnati.com
So, for the conclusion of this great adventure, here’s a list of the “bests” and “worsts” we encountered over the past year. The first section is based on objective reporting and observation. The second, which focuses on my personal experiences and tastes, is simply a telling of how I experienced 2019.







VISL Division 1 Listings, Week 5BC Soccer Web
Matchweek 5 is fast approaching, here is what is going on in our top flight this weekend………….besides a hopeful family/friend get together for Thanksgiving.

No. 23 SFU shocked at home, loses 2-1 in OT to ConcordiaSFU
Simon Fraser lost its first home game in nearly five years in early September and the team is now 5-2 overall, and 2-1 in conference matches.

WSOC: T-Birds edge Vikes to open Legends Cup seriesUBC
The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds struck late to sink the University of Victoria Vikes 1-0 on Thursday night at Centennial Stadium giving the visitors a third consecutive victory with just three games remaining in the Canada West campaign.

MSOC: T-Birds maintain top spot in Pacific Division after blanking the VikesUBC
The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds spoiled the final Canada West regular season home game of the season for the University of Victoria Vikes with a 3-0 shutout on Thursday night at Centennial Stadium.

Book-ends forged in gold? For UBC midfielder Sean Einarsson, a return to Thunderbird nation could well include a fairy-tale finish!Varsity Letters
When Sean Einarsson decided to return to the home of Canada’s most decorated men’s university soccer program two seasons ago, it was with the hope that he could fashion a finish to his career which would be every bit as satisfying as its storybook start.

Richmond goalkeeper piling up career shutouts for UBCRichmond News
Jason Roberts will look to continue his ascend up the Canada West record books when the UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer team takes on the UVic Vikes in the Legends Cup series, starting tonight in the provincial capital.

WSOC blanks UBCO in opener to “President’s Cup”TRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team have recorded their second victory of the Canada West season.

MSOC draws UBCO in first stage of Presidents CupTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack dominated the second half of play but couldn’t reach the scoresheet in Canada West men’s soccer action Thursday (Oct 10) in Kelowna, BC.

Grosso, Brissette named to GNAC All-Academic TeamSFU
Senior defender Carli Grosso and sophomore defender Gabrielle Brissette have been named to 2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team.

B.C. Boys High School Soccer 10.09.19: Terry Fox’s surging Ravens climb to No. 5 as AAA Top 10 remains wide openVarsity Letters
Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Ravens continue to move the needle forward coming out of the Fraser North.

Quw’utsun FC edged late by JDF Blue Cowichan Valley Citizen
After a scoreless 80-minute battle on Sunday, Quw’utsun FC conceded two late goals and ended up on the wrong side of a 2-0 final score in Div. 3B men’s soccer game against JDF Blue at Royal Bay Secondary School.

Port Moody soccer player in PEI for national championshipsTri City News
Port Moody soccer player Hamish Ogden is hoping his luggage on the return flight from Charlottetown, P.E.I., will be a lot heavier than when he and his Mountain United U17 team arrived in a quest to bring home a national trophy.

Whitecaps FC Academy striker Frixos Petsas called up for UEFA U-17 qualifiersWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Academy forward Frixos Petsas has been called up again to the Cyprus U-17 national team for 2020 UEFA U-17 European Championship qualifying.

Whitecaps FC announce coaching staff for Girls Elite Super REX programWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday that Chris Sargeant has been named head coach of the Girls Elite Regional EXCEL (REX) Super Centre in partnership with BC Soccer.

Two-time Olympic medallist Tancredi, Henry of Whitecaps coming to Kamloops for free eventsKamloops This Week
A coaching workshop and youth soccer clinic, both free Fall Teck Coaching Series events, will be held in Kamloops.

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! (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, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of DirectorsBCSA
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 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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC 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.




TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019, 4:30 PM PT



PREVIEW: York9 FC vs. Forge FC – Match #91CanPL
The 905 Derby may be coming to a close on Saturday, but with three wins in their last four encounters, Forge FC has already earned the edge in this Ontario rivalry over York9 FC, which comes to its conclusion with a fifth and final tilt at York Lions Stadium.

Piette recalls 2012 Canada debut, says today’s team is vastly differentSportsnet
Samuel Piette was just 17 when he made his senior debut for Canada against the U.S.

Ontario, Alberta lead the way on day two of the 2019 Toyota National ChampionshipsCSA
Northwest Territories and New Brunswick teams got their 2019 Toyota National Championships underway on day two from the Challenge Trophy competition in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. Ontario and BC led the way atop their respective groups taking six points from their opening matches.

Canada boys hold their own at Danone Nations Cup in SpainSudbury Star
Canada were always going to be underdogs at the Danone Nations Cup, but on the opening day of the biggest youth soccer tournament in the world, proved they did have some bite.

Canada girls looking to get back in final of Danone Nations CupNational Post
In order to return this year, Canada is going to need to put together an inspired second day of the tournament after opening with a win, a loss and draw, which puts them second in its group following the opening day of play Thursday at the Salou Soccer Sports Complex.

Hayfield scores two in St. F.X. soccer winChronicle Herald
Dan Hayfield potted a pair of goals, to give him an Atlantic conference leading 12, to pace the St. Francis Xavier X-Men to a 3-1 road victory over the Moncton Aigles Bleus in AUS soccer action Thursday in Moncton.

Soccer players to talk about immigrationRCI
Soccer has brought together home-grown and immigrant players across Canada for decades and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 plans to celebrate it. The museum is situated in the eastern city of Halifax and is now home to a new professional soccer team called the HFX Wanderers. The team competes in the Canadian Premier League.


USL Gameday Report: October 10, Week 32USL
Expansion sides Austin Bold FC and El Paso Locomotive FC will have to wait a little longer to clinch their first trips to the postseason after the Copa Tejas rivals played to a 1-1 draw on Thursday night at Southwest University Park to move within a point of a place in the USL Championship Playoffs.

El Paso Locomotive FC Draws with Austin Bold and Need Only One Point to Secure Playoff BidKFOX
El Paso Locomotive FC need only one point to secure their place in the USL Championship postseason after drawing with Austin Bold FC at home in front of an electric crowd.

Orlando City acquires stadium in Osceola to serve as new OCB homePro Soccer USA
The club has acquired a new stadium for the Orlando City B team to host matches beginning in the 2020 USL League One season.

New Mexico’s Sandoval Voted Championship’s Player of the MonthUSL
New Mexico United forward Devon Sandoval has been voted the USL Championship’s Player of the Month for September after recording six goals over the course of the month as United continued its drive to reach the USL Championship Playoffs in the club’s inaugural season.


Portland Thorns aiming to clinch third seed on final day of regular seasonOregon Live
The Portland Thorns already clinched a playoff berth back on Sept. 21 when they beat the Houston Dash 1-0 at Providence Park.

NWSL Fans Across The Country Are Working To Make Sure The Red Stars’ Playoff Game Is PackedHot Time in Old Town
Fans have taken to Twitter to buy each other tickets— and build up the WoSo community.

The NWSL’s 100-cap players say longevity blazes a new trail in women’s soccerPro Soccer USA
For the first time, players can achieve 100 league appearances in a professional American women’s soccer league.

Lyon planning to purchase NWSL franchiseYahoo Sports
Arguably the best club soccer team in European women’s football, Olympique Lyon, is looking to expand into the United States.

Canal Plus and TF1 score joint €13m Euro 2021 rightsSportsPro Media
Broadcasters finalise deal with Uefa that more than doubles 2017 fee.

Esprit becomes UEFA’s third women’s football partner alongside Nike and VisaInside World Football
UEFA have added global fashion brand Esprit as the Official Branded Apparel Partner of UEFA Women’s Football in deal running through to 2021.

FIFA bans former Afghan general secretary in sexual abuse inquiryYahoo Sports
Sayed Aghazada, the former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), has been banned for five years and fined after FIFA’s ethics committee found him guilty of violations relating to the abuse of female players.


Belgium becomes first team to qualify for Euro 2020Sportsnet
Six first-half goals set Belgium on its way to a record-tying victory and a place in next year’s European Championship.

Patrik Schick can pose biggest threat to England in Euro 2020 qualifierThe Guardian
Czech Republic player is set apart by his mental toughness, confidence and four goals in five Euro 2020 qualifying games.

Italy and Mancini are set to cruise to Euro 2020. Just don’t ask about the green shirtsESPN
Perhaps it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to hear Roberto Mancini say “I prefer the blue.”

Scotland: Russia thumping must be ‘lowest of the low’ – Steve ClarkeBBC Sport
Scotland must “make sure this is the lowest of the low” after a “dreadful” 4-0 Euro 2020 qualification thrashing by Russia, says manager Steve Clarke.

Patrik Schick can pose biggest threat to England in Euro 2020 qualifierThe Guardian
Czech Republic player is set apart by his mental toughness, confidence and four goals in five Euro 2020 qualifying games.

Goals abound as giants run riot in Asian World Cup qualifiersFIFA
Once again the gap between Asia’s underdogs and its big boys was highlighted in Thursday’s Matchday 3 of the second round of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

After 40 years, Iranian women take their seats to cheer their team in World Cup qualifierInside World Football
It’s a significant and welcome breakthrough for the entire sport but let’s not get too carried away too soon.

A-League opening round preview: Can Rudan recreate his magic at Western United?ESPN
All you need to know about this week’s A-League action, all in one place.

Pop star close to being Swedish soccer champYahoo Sports
Winning Sweden’s biggest reality talent show has opened up plenty of opportunities in Kevin Walker’s burgeoning music career.

‘Real-life Championship Manager’: the incredible rise of Dorking WanderersThe Guardian
Marc White started the club in 1999 with mates – 11 promotions later he is managing them in the National League South.

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