BC Soccer News, Weekend, October 18-20, 2019


Whitecaps FC announce first roster moves ahead of 2020Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday the first roster decisions ahead of the 2020 season and provided an overall roster update.

Whitecaps begin off-season decision process by re-upping Ricketts, Nerwinski, ReynaVancouver Sun
Ricketts was on an 8-game audition, but landed the depth role he was seeking with Caps.

Whitecaps Extend Tosaint Ricketts for 2020Eighty-Six Forever
Earlier this week at the National Development Centre, Ricketts spoke with gathered media regarding his new contract.

Vancouver Whitecaps begin offseason rebuild by cutting several players and re-signing Nerwinski, Ricketts and ReynaPro Soccer USA
The Vancouver Whitecaps announced Thursday that the club had exercised the 2020 contract options on Jake Nerwinski, Yordy Reyna, and Tosaint Ricketts.

MLS Announces 2019 Postseason Roster Mechanism CalendarWhitecaps FC
Major League Soccer today announced the dates and updated details for the 2019 postseason roster mechanisms as current MLS clubs and MLS expansion clubs alike make crucial decisions about their 2020 rosters.

What are the odds the Caps have a super MLS SuperdraftEighty-Six Forever
We’re in a bit of a dead period now for the Caps and my compatriots have the future of a certain French striker covered down pretty pat, meaning I’ve decided to pivot towards looking at another avenue the Caps can use for bolstering their squad: the MLS Superdraft.

MLS Playoffs Preview: 1st round kicks off on SaturdayNBC Sports
After a two-week break, MLS is back, and with some outstanding matchups as the first round of the playoffs kicks off on Saturday.

MLS playoff predictions: Zlatan Ibrahimovic stands between LAFC and gloryThe Guardian
Los Angeles’ newest team have been merciless this year. But a new playoff format brings an element of luck into the postseason.




SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019, 3:30 PM


PREVIEW: Pacific FC vs. Valour FC – Match #98CanPL
Pacific FC and Valour FC, play us out, will you?

VISL Division 1 Listings, Week 6BC Soccer Web
Division 1, Match-week 6 is fast approaching, and this Friday Oct 18 has the majority of matches as we hit the 1/3 way point of the season.

Polisi scores 6th of season to lead 1-0 victorySFU
Matteo Polisi scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season to lead Simon Fraser University men’s soccer to a 1-0 win over Northwest Nazarene in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action on Thursday.

Musico, Buono score first goals but SFU loses 3-2 to WildcatsSFU
Freshmen Jenieva Musico and Kiara Buono scored their first collegiate goals but Simon Fraser University women’s soccer couldn’t hold on to an early 2-0 lead, losing 3-2 to Central Washington in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action Thursday.

A Jhaj of greatness: Amidst the emotion of UFV seniors night, Cascades’ all-time scoring leader Gurmaan Jhaj must summon his best gameVarsity Letters
Gurmaan Jhaj has brought a rare talent to the fore over the course of his university soccer career with the Fraser Valley Cascades.

Soccer Blues set for final home games of the seasonNS News
The Capilano University soccer teams will play their final home games of the short PacWest season this Saturday before wrapping up regular season play on the road on Sunday.

McIlveen, Borren, Bain earn GNAC Academic honoursSFU
SFU dropped out of the United Soccer Coaches National Poll but remains at No. 4 in the West Region Poll with a 5-2-0 record.

B.C. Boys High School Soccer Rankings 10.16.19: Thunder, Saints, Blue Devils still the top trio, Royal Bay makes its Top 10-entranceVarsity Letters
Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder continued its roll atop the provincial boys AAA soccer Top 10 rankings for another week.

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
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Canadian captain Gianfranco Facchineri fired up for U17 World Cup in Brazil – “Our goal is to do better than any men’s team has ever done at a World Cup” AFTN
It feels like a genuinely exciting time for football in Canada, both domestically and on the international front.

Canada Soccer announces squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019CSA
Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019, an exciting next step for Canada’s young footballers at the international level on their path to the Men’s National Team. This will mark Canada’s 15th participation at a FIFA men’s youth tournament since 1979 and their first at the FIFA U-17 World Cup since 2011.

PREVIEW: York9 FC vs. HFX Wanderers FC – Match #96CanPL
HFX Wanderers FC has yet to win a Canadian Premier League match away from home.

PREVIEW: Cavalry FC vs. FC Edmonton – Match #97CanPL
The Wildrose Cup may already belong to Cavalry FC, but FC Edmonton can still play a role in maiming their Albertan opposites as the 2019 Canadian Premier League regular season draws to a close with this, one final Al Classico bout between two bitter foes.

Canada WNT to play in an invitational tournament in China in NovemberCSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play Brazil and either China PR or New Zealand in an invitational tournament that will take place in Yongchuan, China, from 4-12 November. The matches in the November window will help Canada continue its preparation for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament which will be played in January/February 2020.

Canadian Premier League announces Finals 2019 formatCanPL
The format for the two-legged Canadian Premier League Finals has been set.


Race to the Championship Playoffs – Oct. 18-20USL
El Paso Locomotive FC and Austin Bold FC became the first two first-year clubs to earn places in the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs during midweek action, and they could be joined by two more sides in their inaugural campaigns as we enter the final weekend of the regular season.


Sam Kerr’s last stand, and 3 other storylines to know for the NWSL playoffsSB Nation
Sam Kerr and Vlatko Andonovski have their swan songs, the Thorns try to right the ship and the Courage are just extremely good.

Canadian Kailen Sheridan a finalist for NWSL top goalkeeper awardDelta Optimist
Canadian international Kailen Sheridan is a finalist for goalkeeper of the year in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Sacramento FC owners in advanced talks to bring women’s pro soccer to cityKCRA
The Sacramento Republic FC ownership group is in advanced talks to bring a National Women’s Soccer League to the capital city, sources close to the discussion told KCRA 3 on Thursday.

Women’s World Cup 2019: Fifa reports record-breaking viewing figuresBBC Sport
A record-breaking 1.12 billion viewers watched the 2019 Women’s World Cup, a Fifa report says.

USWNT star Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of yearNBC Sports
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation.


El Clasico postponed amid fears of unrest in CataloniaNBC Sports
After days of speculation, Barcelona and Real Madrid have seen next weekend’s meeting at the Camp Nou officially postponed. La Liga announced Friday morning that the fixture had been pushed back thanks to fears of civil unrest in Catalonia.

Solskjaer adamant Manchester United job is not ‘too big’ for himFour Four Two
Under-fire Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists the job is not too big for him ahead of face table-topping rivals Liverpool on the back of the club’s worst start in 30 years.

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendThe Guardian
A crunch clash at Old Trafford, Palace tackle vulnerable champions and could West Ham do for Marco Silva?

Old favorites back on the bench in Serie ALondon Free Press
Two of Italian football’s coaching stalwarts will return to the touchline at the weekend as Claudio Ranieri takes charge of his first game with bottom-of-the-table Sampdoria and Stefano Pioli makes his debut with fallen giants AC Milan.

Monaco look for more magic from strike duoLigue 1
AS Monaco will be hoping for more magic from strike pairing Wissam Ben Yedder and Islam Slimani as they look to get back to winning ways at home to an off-form Stade Rennais FC on Sunday.

Wally Downes banned by FA over betting rules breachFour Four Two
AFC Wimbledon manager Wally Downes has been banned from all football activity for 28 days and fined by the Football Association after admitting breaking betting rules.

Racism crisis: Politicos put pressure on UEFA to ban teamsInside World Football
British politicians from across all parties are urging UEFA to ban teams who do not tackle racism effectively, following Monday’s highly publicised incidents in Sofia when England played Bulgaria.

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