VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY
MLS MATCHDAY # 32
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
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Felipe ready to step back in, shine for short-handed Whitecaps – Vancouver Sun
It’s “next man up” for the Vancouver Whitecaps. And the next man, and the next, and the next. Say it again a couple more times, and you’ve got a handle on what’s facing the Caps as they head into next Wednesday’s Major League Soccer game against visiting Sporting Kansas City.
Meet six Bayern Munich youth players who could be the Bundesliga’s next big thing – Bundesliga
Alphonso Davies is Canada’s youngest-ever debutant and goalscorer, and at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup he became the first player born in the 2000s to score at an elite-level international tournament.
Los Angeles Football Club vs. Houston Dynamo | 2018 MLS Match Preview – MLS
Having already clinched a berth in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup playoffs, LAFC are looking to lock down one of the top two seeds in the Western Conference when they host a Houston Dynamo squad that is looking to finish the season strong after being eliminated from playoff contention.
New York City FC Re-Signs Alexander Callens, Sean Johnson and Alexander Ring to Long-Term Contracts – NYCFC
New York City FC today announced that Alexander Callens, Sean Johnson and Alexander Ring have all agreed to new long-term contracts with the Club. The trio will remain in New York City for 2019 and beyond after agreeing to terms on multi-year deals.
Sebastian Blanco cementing star status for Portland Timbers – MLS
It’s only natural that Sebastian Blanco is getting a little more love than usual these days. The 30-year-old had his most productive performance of the season in Portland’s biggest win of the year on Saturday, assisting on the Timbers’ opener and scoring twice in the span of four minutes in the second-half to break a 1-1 deadlock and lead his team to a huge 4-1 victory at Real Salt Lake.
BC SOCCER NEWS
NO. 9 SPARTANS AT VICTORIA FRIDAY, HOST NO. 1 UBC SATURDAY – TWU
The No. 9-ranked Trinity Western’s men’s soccer travels to University of Victoria Friday before squaring off with No. 1 University of British Columbia Saturday in the Spartans final home game of the regular season.
Surging SFU women’s soccer blasts NNU 5-0 – SFU
The Simon Fraser University women’s soccer team made a statement on Thursday night, electrifying their home crowd with a 5-0 win over the Northwest Nazarene University Nighthawks.
SFU men’s soccer cruise to 3-0 win over Concordia – SFU
It did not take long for the Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team to take a lead on Thursday night. Marcello Polisi scored just a minute and 15 seconds into their game against Concordia University and the Clan went on to win 3-0.
League-leading Powell River Villa remains undefeated – Powell River Peak
Powell River Villa SC is on a roll, riding atop Vancouver Island Soccer League Division 2 standings in first place with an undefeated record.
Just call her Super Seina: Over five seasons, Trinity Western’s Kashima has perfected the gift of giving – Varsity Letters
Prodigious scorer with the Whitecaps girls elite REX program joins the nation’s most decorated women’s program since the turn of the century, and over her five-year career with the Trinity Western Spartans turns into the most productive playmaker the Canada West conference has ever seen.
MSOC: UBCO at Timberwolves Preview – UNBC
Set to play in the final home games of his Canada West career, Francesco Bartolillo is enjoying his best season in UNBC colours. Pacing the Timberwolves in goals and points, the native of Calgary will look to help the TWolves take a major step towards their second consecutive conference playoff appearance.
VISL Upcoming Week 5 Matches – BC Soccer Web
Here is what the top flight of amateur soccer has happening this weekend.
VIDEO: Victoria soccer player becomes first female in VISL history – CHEK
Michaela Frawley never intended to be a pioneer in the Vancouver Island sports scene, but when she agreed to join the Lakehill Hooligans she became the first female to break into the Vancouver Island Soccer League in its 123-year history.
TOFC MATCHES SCHEDULED FOR KAMLOOPS THIS WEEKEND – BC Soccer Web
Thompson-Okanagan FC, the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) club representing the Okanagan region, has scheduled twelve league matches against Coastal FC teams this weekend at McArthur Island.
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
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.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Christine Sinclair scores 175th goal as Canada tops Costa Rica – Sportsnet
Christine Sinclair scored her 175th international goal and Canada beat Costa Rica 3-1 on Thursday to finish the group stage undefeated and advance to the semifinal at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team one win away from qualifying for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 – CSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team are one win away from qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. As a result of their 3:1 victory over Costa Rica in their final group stage match, Canada captured first place in Group A at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship. Canada will now face Panama in the Semi-Final match on 14 October at 17:00 ET/14:00 PT in Frisco, Texas with the winner securing a spot in France and a berth in the Concacaf Women’s Championship Final scheduled for Wednesday 17 October.
Concacaf review: Allysha Chapman an unsung hero for Canada – Sportsnet
Canada wrapped up group stage play at the Concacaf Women’s Championship on Thursday night with a win over Costa Rica that put it one step closer to qualifying for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Toyota National Championships continues to draw record digital audiences in 2018 – CSA
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships continued to deliver huge digital audiences numbers in 2018. This year, Canada Soccer’s website attracted nearly 700,000 page views during the six-day coverage from 3-8 October. Throughout the competition, Sunday 7 October saw the largest traffic on CanadaSoccer.com with more than 120,000 page views as the Jubilee Trophy Final was played and Teck Finals Day matchups were determined.
Borden-Carleton native in sophomore season with women’s soccer Panthers – PEI Guardian
Rachel Green is settling into the Atlantic University Sport women’s soccer conference. The centre midfielder from Borden-Carleton is in her sophomore season with the UPEI Panthers.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Eastern Conf. Notes: Fury FC Focused Internally – USL
Since their last outing on September 30, it’s been Ottawa Fury FC that has had to watch the rest of the Eastern Conference’s playoff contenders from the sidelines hoping that by the time their next outing arrived they would still have a path to reach the USL Cup Playoffs.
FC Cincinnati’s Emmanuel Ledesma named USL Player of the Month – again – Cincinnati.com
Futbol Club Cincinnati’s Emmanuel Ledesma is back in the awards, this time for his second United Soccer League Player of the Month honor.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
How the US prepared for the Women’s World Cup by ripping everything up – The Guardian
The Americans suffered a shock exit to Sweden at the Rio Olympics, and coach Jill Ellis reacted by reinventing how her team play the game.
League restrictions among factors in Mexico women’s failure to qualify for World Cup – ESPN
Mexico’s elimination from the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup will generate a list of potential guilty parties when it comes to playing the blame game. But it was a combination of factors — some preventable — that destined the team to failure.
New Zealand Women bullying scandal: NZF president Deryck Shaw resigns – BBC Sport
The president of New Zealand Football, Deryck Shaw, has resigned in the wake of a bullying scandal surrounding the national women’s team.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Kylian Mbappé rescues France against Iceland while Portugal see off Poland – The Guardian
France avoided an embarrassing defeat by Iceland with two goals in the last five minutes, including a last-gasp penalty from the substitute Kylian Mbappé, to secure a 2-2 friendly draw at the Stade du Roudourou in Guingamp.
Kylian Mbappe: France striker features on Time magazine front cover – BBC Sport
Kylian Mbappe has won the World Cup, been named best young player of the tournament and been transferred for £200m – but the teenager says he thinks he “might have missed out on something” in his rapid rise to fame.
Croatia’s World Cup honeymoon is over and there is ground to make up – The Guardian
The 2018 World Cup finalists face England on Friday after a torrid three months peppered with retirements, a health scare, a court case or two and a record 6-0 defeat against Spain.
How Liga MX is thinking big with a link-up to US and live data for fans – The Guardian
How do you solve a problem like the Liga? That’s Liga MX, by the way, Mexican football’s top flight. As football’s cultural (and financial) explosion continues, it’s a competition keen to get a piece of the action, but how?
USMNT can do little to slow down prolific Colombia – NBC Sports
A young, hilariously overmatched U.S. men’s national team put forth a mostly encouraging performance against a star-studded Colombia side en route to a 4-2 defeat in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday.
Substitutions save Mexico in back-and-forth win over Costa Rica – ESPN
The Mexican national team had to rally twice on Thursday night to ultimately beat CONCACAF rivals Costa Rica in a entertaining friendly at Estadio Universitario. Here are three thoughts from Mexico’s win over Costa Rica.
Usain Bolt scores first two goals in bid to become a professional footballer – The Guardian
Usain Bolt scored twice in his second trial match for the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners to boost his chances of realising his dream of becoming a professional footballer.
How Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek, ‘the new Lewandowski,’ went from unknown to star of Serie A – ESPN
It’s late May 2018, and Genoa president Enrico Preziosi is sat at a table in an Ibiza restaurant with an agent who is showing him clip after clip of a Polish striker he thinks would do well in Serie A.
FIFA threatens to suspend Peru if law is changed – NBC Sports
FIFA has threatened to suspend the Peruvian soccer federation if the country’s congress changes a law affecting the local body’s statutes.
Cristiano Ronaldo: German magazine ‘stands by reporting’ of rape allegation – BBC Sport
The German magazine that reported a rape allegation made against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “no reason” to doubt the authenticity of key documents used in its story.
We need to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo – Sportsnet
Sports so often serve as a safe space for fans from the rest of the world’s news – something to consume while distracting ourselves from the realities we sometimes can’t muster up the strength to confront. Sports provide joy and encourages camaraderie. It even helps shape our identity. But we should not avert our eyes from something as serious as this.
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.