BC Soccer news, Weekend, October 25-27, 2019


Should Doneil Henry be Back in 2019?Eighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps recently announced they had picked up the options on three players, released some others, and are still in negotiations with four more players. One of the players they are still in negotiations with is Doneil Henry.

MLS playoffs: Carlos Vela and LAFC outshine Zlatan’s Galaxy in eight-goal thriller The Guardian
Carlos Vela scored two goals in the first half and set up Diego Rossi’s tiebreaking goal in the second half, and Los Angeles FC advanced to the MLS Western Conference final with a wild 5-3 victory over the LA Galaxy on Thursday night in the first postseason edition of this city rivalry.

Bradley tells reporter “Get lost” in on-field television interview NBC Sports
It was a grooved pitch down the heart of the plate. And Bradley threw his bat at the pitcher.

Even for him, Zlatan’s post-loss comments too muchYahoo Sports
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of, if not the most entertaining player to ever grace MLS, but there was no grace in his exit if Wednesday’s loss to LAFC was his final bow.

Union lose to United, fall short of MLS Eastern Conference finalYahoo Sports
ulian Gressel scored early, Josef Martinez added a late goal and defending champion Atlanta United played keep away in between to beat the Union 2-0 on Thursday night to advance to the MLS Eastern Conference final.

TFC will head to Atlanta for Eastern Conference final Vancouver Sun
The Reds will be in deep water if they don’t play to their potential when they head to the deep south next week.

Sounders peaking at right time once againSBI
What a long, strange trip it’s been. Prior to the playoffs, the Seattle Sounders hadn’t looked much like a title favorite since a 3-0 start to the season.

Montreal Impact announce head coach Wilmer Cabrera will not return next seasonDelta Optimist
The Montreal Impact will not be bringing back head coach Wilmer Cabrera for the next Major League Soccer season.

Rimando Retires: League legend hangs up his boots after a MLS career that’s seen records set, massive “growth of the sport” in the US and Canada, and with hopes for what’s to comeAFTN
The word legend is bandied about far too easily in modern football. Sometimes it’s deserved. Sometimes it’s a stretch. But every so often a player comes along that fully deserves to have that accolade bestowed upon him. Goalkeeper Nick Rimando is one such player.


VISL Division 1 Listings, Week 7BC Soccer Web
Weekend is fast approaching, and the top flight in Division 1 has a busy weekend in store. Will we be as shocked as we were last weekend?

Championship bid on the line for Douglas College menNew West Record
It’s been nearly a month since the Douglas College men’s soccer team last tasted defeat.

The No. 10 ranked Trinity Western men’s soccer team hosts the Calgary Dinos this Saturday in the Canada West quarter-finals at Chase Office Field.

UVic Vikes soccer teams hit the road for playoffsTimes Colonist
It’s that beep, beep, beep truck backing up sound that the University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team doesn’t want to hear. They are guaranteed a berth into the U Sports national championship tournament Nov. 7-10 at Centennial Stadium as hosts.

WSOC: Royals put season on the line in PacWest playoffsNew West Record
The Royals enter Friday’s PacWest semifinal (2:30 p.m. at Burnaby Lake West complex) as slight favourites against the rival Capilano University Blues, but what was accomplished over the past two months is now mere window dressing.

WSOC: 2019 all-star squads announcedCanada West
The 2019 Canada West men’s and women’s soccer all-star and all-rookie teams were unveiled Thursday, as the conference gets set for playoff action this weekend.

Trio of UFV women’s soccer standouts honoured by Canada WestUFV
Three University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer players were honoured on Thursday as Canada West announced its 2019 all-star and all-rookie teams.

Five T-Birds honoured by Canada WestUBC
A total of five UBC Thunderbirds have been named to the 2019 Canada West All-Star and All-Rookie squads as announced by the conference Thursday.

Babinski, LeClerc, Dulong earn All-Star honoursCapilano University
In recognition of their outstanding play this season, Blues women’s soccer players Adrianna Babinski, Alanah Dulong and Natalie LeClerc have been named to the 2019 PACWEST All-Star team.

Nisa Reehal named to CW All-Rookie teamUBC
UBC Thunderbirds rookie midfielder Nisa Reehal has been named to the Canada West All-Rookie team as announced by the conference Thursday. The New Westminster product scored three goals, tied for second on the T-Birds, including the game winner in UBC’s 1-0 win over the Vikes in Victoria on October 10th.

Burnaby pair to play for Canada at u17 World CupBurnaby Now
Two Burnaby boys will be wearing the maple leaf with pride this weekend. Damiano Pecile and Deylen Vellios will represent Canada at the 2019 FIFA under-17 World Cup in Brazil, beginning Saturday.

Langley player proud to represent Canada at U17 World CupAldergrove Star
Langley’s own Nathan Demian will be playing for Canada at this month’s 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.

B.C. Boys High School Soccer AAA Rankings 10.25.19 edition: Panorama, St. George’s still top pair as post-season sweepstakes beginsVarsity Letters
Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder, a runaway 7-1-0 atop the South Fraser zone’s South Division standings, will retain its No. 1 record heading into the B.C. senior boys AAA post-season sweepstakes.

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.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019, 12:30 PM PT



First Canada beat the US. Now focus turns to the CPL final as soccer expandsYahoo Sports
Canada’s defeat of USA earlier this month was seen as a pivotal moment for the men’s national team, their first victory against their southern rivals in 34 years. Another critical point in the country’s relationship with soccer will come when Cavalry and Forge battle it out to become the Canadian Premier League’s first ever champions.

Horses and Hammers – breaking down the inaugural CPL Championship games between Cavalry FC and Forge FC AFTN
At long last, the first-ever Canadian Premier League finals are upon us.

Canadian Premier League final: How do Forge and Cavalry stack up?CBC
When the dust settled on the Canadian Premier League’s regular season last weekend, Calgary’s Cavalry FC and Hamilton’s Forge FC really didn’t have much to separate one another.

Canada’s best young footballers ready to showcase their skills at the FIFA U-17 World CupCSA
Canada will feature against host Brazil in the opening match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 this Saturday in Brasilia. The tournament opener marks a major milestone in the soccer careers of these young footballers as they continue their journeys to the Men’s National Team. It is also provides a big opportunity for the Men’s National Team Program as the group strives to become the first Canadian team to reach the knock-out phase at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

What you need to know: Canada at the U-17 FIFA World CupCanPL
After failing to qualify for the last two tournaments, Canada is set return to the big stage later this week when it competes at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

All quiet in Brazil as FIFA set to launch U-17 World Cup – Inside World Football
Brazil and Canada kick off the U-17 World Cup on Saturday. The hosts will be among the favourites to win the tournament that was relocated at short notice from Peru.

Canada cracks top six in Concacaf in latest FIFA World RankingsWhitecaps FC
After a historic 2-0 win over the U.S. men’s national team earlier this month, Canada gained 17 ranking points and moved into sixth place in Concacaf – and 69th overall.


Championship Playoffs Preview: Real Monarchs SLC vs. Orange County SCUSL
The hosts will be looking to break a postseason jinx when No. 4 seed Real Monarchs SLC plays host to No. 5 seed Orange County SC in the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs on Saturday afternoon when the two sides meet for the second time this month at Zions Bank Stadium.

Championship Playoffs Preview: Indy Eleven vs. New York Red Bulls IIUSL
One of the best home teams in the league will return to a familiar venue to take on one of the best postseason performers in the Championship’s history when No. 3 seed Indy Eleven hosts the No. 6 seed New York Red Bulls II at Mike A. Carroll Stadium in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs on Saturday night.

Championship Playoffs Preview: Reno 1868 FC vs. Sacramento Republic FCUSL
One of the strongest rivalries in the USL Championship will make its playoff debut when No. 2 seed Reno 1868 FC plays host to No. 7 seed Sacramento Republic FC in the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs at Greater Nevada Field.


Both Riley, Dames claim their team is the underdog heading into NWSL finalPro Soccer USA
Paul Riley is known to play-up the underdog narrative, but Rory Dames isn’t having it.

Brazil Icon Marta Signs New Contract to Extend Stay at NWSL Club Orlando Pride90 min
​Orlando Pride have announced that living women’s football legend Marta has agreed a new contract to extend her stay in NWSL, keeping the Brazilian icon at the club for the 2020 season at least.

The new Marta: Why Debinha is the most creative, unpredictable player in NWSLPro Soccer USA
Debinha’s North Carolina Courage teammates never know she’s going to do, and it’s why she’s an NWSL MVP finalist.

2019 NWSL Best XI and Second XI announcedNWSL
The NWSL announced the 2019 Best XI and Second XI on Thursday afternoon and a total of nine players come from the two teams – the North Carolina Courage and the Chicago Red Stars – who will play for the championship on Sunday. The Best XI and Second XI are a result of voting conducted from October 17-22among players, media, fans and owners/GMs/coaches.

Sources: USWNT to Hire Vlatko Andonovski as Next ManagerSI.com
The Reign FC coach is expected to be presented on Monday in New York City.

Budweiser launch NWSL campaign to bring in new brand sponsors – Inside World Football
Budweiser who activated a sponsorship of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in the US with its post-World Cup #WontStopWatching campaign to boost attendances and profile of women’s pro clubs and players, has given the league another push forward by challenging other brands to become ‘future’ sponsors.

‘It’s blown us away’: how high school soccer team’s equal pay push caught fireThe Guardian
When the chant of “equal pay” rang around the Stade de Lyon the impact of the campaign being waged by the USA women’s national team was on display to the world on the biggest of stages. Few, though, could have predicted the butterfly effect in Burlington, a city in Vermont that would need its population to grow by approximately 16,000 to match the number that packed into the stadium to watch the USA beat the Netherlands in the World Cup final.

Does heading soccer balls hurt women’s brains? U.S. soccer stars take part in new studyNBC News
At the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer, the first goal scored by the U.S. was a header. The stadium erupted as Alex Morgan launched the ball into the net with her forehead. It was the first of a record number of goals for the U. S. Women’s National Soccer Team at the tournament. But what if goals like these could be dangerous?


The major talking points ahead of another weekend of Premier League actionFour Four Two
The Premier League continues this weekend after a number of its clubs enjoyed success in the Champions League and Europa League in midweek.

Mbappé and Di Maria prime PSG for Marseille – Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain will look to in-form duo Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di Maria to maintain their impressive unbeaten run in Sunday’s Classique with arch-rivals Olympique de Marseille.

Man United, Wolves seal key Europa League winsNBC Sports
Man United, Wolves seal key Europa League wins
Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers both secured narrow wins away from home in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.

Celtic & Rangers: How have Old Firm turned European fortunes around?BBC Sport
If someone had suggested at the start of last season that Celtic and Rangers would face Lazio and Porto in Europe and emerge with four points between them, they might just have been laughed at.

Postponed El Clasico expected to be played in DecemberNBC Sports
Barcelona’s rescheduled El Clasico match against Real Madrid looks set to go ahead on Dec. 18.

Copa Libertadores final to go ahead in Santiago despite riots – CONMEBOLNational Post
The Copa Libertadores final will go ahead in Santiago as planned next month, CONMEBOL said on Friday, despite the riots which have hit the Chilean capital in the last few days.

West Ham v Sheffield United: The Premier League grudge match with 13 years of baggageBBC Sport
When the Argentine striker scored the winner for West Ham against Manchester United at Old Trafford on the last day of the 2006-07 Premier League season, it saved the Hammers and sent Sheffield United down.

Signings of Tevez and Mascherano nearly burst West Ham’s bubbleThe Guardian
Lingering bad blood with Sheffield United over duo’s role in 2007 survival clouds issue of a toxic Upton Park dressing room.

Soccer Without Borders overcoming barriers in UgandaFIFA
Soccer Without Borders is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2006 to help refugees and migrants around the world to use football as a means of education and development for young people.

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