BC Soccer News, Monday, April 9, 2019





Episode 335 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Kicked In The Head – Whitecaps v Galaxy, Zlatan, MLS, CPL, football clichés)AFTN
It was all looking fairly good at half time, penalty horrorshow aside. It was looking like the Lion Ibrahimovic was sleeping tonight, with Doneil Henry as the Lion tamer. Then it all went horribly long, Vancouver Whitecaps looked a disorganised and dysfunctional mess, and another loss was handed out following another blank at home.

Felipe’s Halftime Comments Overblown?Eighty-Six Forever
At halftime of the Whitecaps match against Galaxy, Felipe made some comments about fans cheering for the opponent. This started a discussion on fan (and player) etiquette. We summarize the situation and get your thoughts on the comments.

MLS Team of the Week: Jimmy Maurer impresses in Week 6MLS
Week 6 of the 2019 MLS regular season featured 22 teams in action, with three road wins and a few surprises, as reflected in the Team of the Week.

LAFC’s Diego Rossi voted MLS Player of the WeekAngels on Parade
Los Angeles Football Club continue to ride high and that hasn’t gone unnoticed around MLS, as forward Diego Rossi was voted MLS Player of the Week for Week 6 after a hat trick in a 4-0 win over D.C. United on Saturday.

Montreal Impact face D.C. United to cap long stretch on road to open seasonNational Post
The Montreal Impact have been logging some serious air miles to start the Major League Soccer season and some of the players are beginning to feel the effects.

Is CJ Sapong The Best Signing of The Year?Hot Time in Old Town
Reception among Chicago Fire fans was somewhat mixed when the club announced the acquisition of CJ Sapong earlier this year. While the 30-year-old U.S. international is a proven forward from his days in Sporting Kansas City and the Philadelphia Union, his last season with the latter didn’t pan out as well.

Chicago Fire consider buyout to secure Soldier Field returnSportsProMedia
Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise the Chicago Fire are negotiating to buy out the remainder of their SeatGeek Stadium lease in order to move back to the centre of the city, according to multiple reports.

Toronto held ‘exploratory’ talks with Bayern Munich’s Robben – sourceESPN
Toronto FC held “exploratory” talks with Arjen Robben but is not actively pursuing a move for the Bayern Munich winger, a source has told ESPN FC.

From GA Cup to MLS, La Liga and more: Notable alumni from years pastMLS
The Generation adidas Cup truly brings together tomorrow’s stars today.





SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM


Pacific FC adds former MLS defender Blake SmithTimes Colonist
Pacific FC has responded to the season-ending injury to defender Marcel de Jong by adding former MLS Montreal Impact defender Blake Smith on loan from FC Cincinnati of the MLS.

Academy Report: ‘Caps take two of three from rival SoundersWhitecaps FC
On Saturday, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy hosted their Pacific Northwest rivals Seattle Sounders FC Academy at the National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC).

Fleetwood Park’s veteran core provides senior service in UBC Invitational title win, No. 2 Dragons will host 2019 AAA BC tourneyVarsity Letters
Ask Sunny Uppal about his days playing under the most decorated coach in the history of U Sports men’s soccer, and one thing stands out above all others.

Surrey’s proud Prasad plays internationally with Fijian soccer team, plans return to GermanySurrey Now Leader
Nicho Prasad’s soccer journey has taken him from Surrey to Germany and, most recently, Fiji for a pair of “friendlies” with that country’s national team.

NPSS girls soccer team starts season with 2-1 record at UBC TournamentAlaska Highway News
The NPSS senior girls soccer team kicked off the Spring Season in Vancouver last week at the Kick Off Tournament hosted by UBC. The girls lost to Argyle in their first game of the tournament on Thursday, but finished the day with a strong 4-1 win over Crofton House in the afternoon. Goals were scored by Emma Close, Jayd Gorsic, Claire Turner and Jordynn McPherson. Jayd Gorsic received player of the game.

Council getting push back on sports facility siteE-Know
The Cranbrook Bike Skills Society (Cranbrook BMX) is submitting 180 letters to City of Cranbrook mayor and council noting disagreement with the recently announced location of the Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association (KEYSA) indoor sports facility.

The 2019 BC Soccer Web Super Schedule of Soccer in BC – BC Soccer Web
With so much soccer happening in BC this year, it’s getting tougher to keep track of the big matches and your favourite teams. BC Soccer Web has you covered! Here, in one spot, are the combined schedules for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Pacific FC, TSS Rovers and Highlanders FC. We’ll also be adding the WPSL teams, along with the marquee matches from the amateur ranks as those dates become set, so keep coming back for the latest updates.

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.

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.

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.


Schmidt scores winner as Canada beats Nigeria in women’s soccer friendlyMedicine Hat News
Janine Beckie and substitute Sophie Schmidt scored early in the second half to lift Canada to a 2-1 win over Nigeria in a women’s soccer friendly Monday.

Capers’ Schaale signs with Halifax WanderersCape Breton Post
A Cape Breton Capers soccer player has signed a contract with the Halifax Wanderers of the Canadian Premier League.

Mediapro to launch OTT platform OneSoccer as hub of Canadian footballSportbusiness.com
OneSoccer will carry live coverage of all 98 Canadian Premier League matches per season, plus the final. It will also show all home matches of the women’s and men’s national teams and all 24 matches of the 2019 Canadian Championship, which involves all professional clubs in Canada. From 2020, OneSoccer will also air a selection of League1 Ontario women’s and men’s games.

Referees connect at all-female Create Your Advantage training programAlberta Soccer
Nearly 60 women gathered in both Edmonton and Calgary over the weekend to participate in the third edition of the Create Your Advantage (CYA) Program. The courses featured two, all-female sessions geared toward supporting and developing existing female officials.


TFC II win first game of the seasonWaking the Red
The Young Reds defeated Orlando City B 2-0 on Friday night in Florida .

FC Tucson’s Kody Wakasa learned at an early age to love soccerTuscon.com
FC Tucson will host their home opener Saturday against Toronto FC II. Wakasa doesn’t believe his family will be able to make it to that game, but he’s sure they’ll be supporting him from California.

Lansing Ignite’s Ricky Lopez-Espin receives four-match ban for offensive commentsLansing State Journal
Lansing Ignite Football Club forward Ricky Lopez-Espin received a four-match ban and a fine from the team after allegedly making offensive comments during Saturday’s match against the Greenville Triumph.

New Indy Eleven stadium prospects improve as lawmakers scrap Major League Soccer franchise requirementIndy Star
The Indiana House Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously Monday to allow the soccer team to negotiate with Indianapolis to build a $150 million soccer stadium without first attracting a Major League Soccer franchise.


USWNT throttles Australia and Belgium, but vulnerabilities remainSN
The U.S. women’s national team looks like a favorite to repeat as World Cup champion, but there are still reasons for concern as Jill Ellis prepares to name her roster for this summer’s showpiece in France.

Brazil women lose to Scotland 1-0, extending crisisLondon Free Press
Brazil lost to Scotland 1-0 on Monday in its last friendly before the Women’s World Cup in France.

‘A totally different fit’: how female footballers finally got their own kitsThe Guardian
Gone are the hand-me-downs and adapted men’s kits – women have been calling the shots before this summer’s World Cup.


Amid historic quadruple push, Pep Guardiola bans alcoholNBC Sports
As you’d expect, Pep Guardiola is taking this quadruple push rather seriously.

Champions League quarter-finals: What we have learned from stats so far?BBC Sport
The Champions League quarter-finals are upon us after the third highest-scoring last-16 round in history (52 goals).

Chiellini a doubt for Juventus’ Champions League clash with AjaxSN
Georgio Chiellini is in danger of missing Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final first leg against Ajax due to an injury.

Argentina coach Scaloni injured in bike accident in SpainLondon Free Press
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni was briefly hospitalized in Spain after being injured in a bicycle accident.

Crystal Palace’s Eagles stoop to £35m loss as player trading turns redInside World Football
The south-east London club posted a pre-tax loss of £35.5 million – the biggest of the 18 top-tier clubs who have so far reported 2017-18 results – against a profit of £11.8 million the year before.

Ronaldinho’s son Joao Mendes signs with Brazilian club CruzeiroBBC Sport
The 14-year-old forward did not reveal who his famous father was until he had had a successful trial and signed a training contract with the Brazilian club.

Raheem Sterling’s racism combat plan: win the gameNBC Sports
Amid increased visibility on racism across world soccer, Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is taking a stand. A stand on the field.

Dutch soccer league dedicates official ball to RembrandtMedicine Hat News
Soccer teams will be playing with fine art in the Dutch league next season.

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