BC Soccer News, Monday, August 13, 2018






Episode 291 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Streaky Breakin’ – Timbers v Whitecaps analysis, TFC preview, Stefan Marinovic)AFTN
Big games require big performances with big moments. If Vancouver Whitecaps’ showing in Portland this weekend is an indication, then the team look to have the stomach for the battle ahead. There’s a lot to talk about and we have five of AFTN’s finest to do just that, all of them from various places around Cascadia.

‘Caps snap Timbers’ 15-match unbeaten streak in Cascadia classicWhitecaps FC
Kei Kamara and Cristian Techera scored for Vancouver Whitecaps FC (9W-9L-6D) to snap the Portland Timbers’ (10W-4L-7D) 15-match undefeated streak in a classic Cascadia thriller on Saturday evening at Providence Park.

Whitecaps dig deep to snap Timbers undefeated streak and boost own playoff hopesAFTN
Well I’m not sure there were many that saw this one coming. Vancouver Whitecaps headed down the I-5 to take on their in-form Cascadian rivals in Portland, putting in an exciting attacking first half performance and a resolute defensive one to come away with three huge points in a 2-1 victory at Providence Park on Saturday evening.

Whitecaps 2, Portland 1: Timber!!! Whitecaps end their heated rival’s unbeaten streakEdmonton Journal
The Vancouver Whitecaps beat the odds and the Portland Timbers Saturday night, dealing a crushing blow to their I-5 rivals by ending their record 15-game unbeaten streak.

Portland Timbers fall to Vancouver Whitecaps and fail to hit new unbeaten recordOregon Live
The Portland Timbers were on the cusp of setting a new club record for the longest unbeaten streak. Instead, with a loss on Saturday, that record stands where it has been since 2013.

Vancouver back in playoff race thanks to discipline, Kei KamaraPro Soccer USA
Hard work and determination finally paid off. After a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers, the Whitecaps are back in the playoff race for good.

Vancouver Whitecaps win the battle in PortlandSoccer Shorts
Anyone who has seen the Bard on the Beach production of Macbeth this summer will no doubt have left the performance with the eternal question about the play circling through their mind.

Toronto FC falls 3-2 to New York City FC, snaps 6-game unbeaten streakPrince George Citizen
Words were hard to come by for Toronto FC’s captain after his side’s latest setback.

TFC running out of time as playoff hopes remain gloomyTFC running out of time as playoff hopes remain gloomySportsnet
Make no mistake, Toronto FC has it all to do in order to make the MLS playoffs, and the reigning league champions are running out of time.

Toronto FC can’t afford to lose composure again in Sisyphean playoff pushWaking the Red
Yesterday morning, Toronto FC were unbeaten in six games, with the whole squad returning to fitness and genuine optimism in the air. Today, that unbeaten streak — and a lot of the optimism — is gone. Not for the first time this season, the Reds have seen their hard-won momentum crushed in a single game, on this occasion by a frustrating 3-2 loss to New York City FC.

Incredible moment ignites Rooney’s MLS careerNBC Sports
That moment. Yes, that moment, will be remembered forever by fans of D.C. United and most of the supporters across Major League Soccer.

Major League Soccer roundupTimes-Herald Record
Fabrice-Jean Picault scored on a penalty kick and Jack Elliott had his first multi-goal game to help the Philadelphia Union beat the New England Revolution 3-2 on Saturday night.

VIDEO: Watch every goal from Week 24 of the 2018 MLS seasonMLS
Every Goal from an exciting Week 24 in MLS.

Sounders hold off FC Dallas, win fifth straightSBI
Here they come again. The Seattle Sounders continued their rise into the MLS playoff picture on Sunday night, besting conference leaders FC Dallas 2-1 in front of 39,522 at CenturyLink Field.

Drama continues on, off the field for struggling Chicago FirePro Soccer USA
The Chicago Fire’s season isn’t going well in the standings and drama continues off the field as well. Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls added another chapter to the Fire’s ongoing saga with supporters’ groups.

Cascadian Lion: Closed WindowsAFTN
Now that the secondary transfer window is closed, it’s time to look at who did what and how it may affect the Whitecaps. A few big names found new homes, but, as you probably would have guessed, none of them found Vancouver as their destination. More notably, it’s who left that is more newsworthy.

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Spartans kickoff pre-season play with win over SeattleAldergrove Star
Trinity Western University scored two goals in under a minute late in the first half of the game to defeat the Seattle University Redhawks 2-1 in the Spartans 2018 pre-season opener Saturday in Washington.

Richmond youths compete in soccer game with teams from ChinaRichmond News
Two youth soccer teams visited Richmond this month to compete with local youth players at the second Jiayuan Youth International Invitational Tournament at the Minoru Oval.

Soccer Opportunities in BC BCSA
BC Soccer Association & a number of clubs have job and volunteer opportunities available for the upcoming season. Find the latest ones here.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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.

Call for interest for 2018 TD Diploma course BCSA
Based on the level of interest, BC Soccer is planning to host a 2-day Technical Director’s course in late November or early December of 2018 (dates and location TBA). If you are interested in this course, please let BC Soccer know so they can update you.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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.

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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.


Atiba Hutchinson is the best Canadian soccer player you’ve never heard ofThe Star
It’s probably not a title he’d tack to his social-media bios, but Atiba Hutchinson is the most famous Canadian athlete not famous in Canada.

FC London Clinch Semi-Final Berth After 1-0 Win Over HamiltonLeague1 Ontario
FC London moved six points clear atop the women’s division with a 1-0 victory away to Hamilton United Elite, guaranteeing a semi-final berth and home advantage as well.

FC London Extend Unbeaten Streak To Seven With 4-2 Victory Over MastersLeague1 Ontario
FC London powered their way through at L’Amoreaux on Saturday, extending their undefeated streak to seven games following a 4-2 victory over Master’s Futbol.

So many balls to juggle when it comes to stocking CanPL with playersthe11.ca
Those of us who have already bought our memberships for coming-to-a-city-near-you-in-2019 Canadian Premier League franchise are waiting, and waiting, and waiting, to learn who will actually play for our teams.

MacEachern tallies twice in P.E.I. F.C. victory over Cape BretonCape Breton Post
Braylan MacEachern scored twice to pace P.E.I. F.C. to a 3-2 victory over Cape Breton Saturday in Nova Scotia Soccer League under-17 girls’ division action at UPEI.

First ever soccer festival held for inner city kids in WinnipegCBC
Young soccer players got to learn the ins and outs of the beautiful game from some of the province’s top coaches Saturday at the first Grassroots Soccer Festival for inner city kids.

Construction begins on inclusive playground, amenity expansion at Alfred Jenkins Field HousePrince Albert Now
Malcolm Jenkins gingerly climbed into the cab of a large gravel truck waiting alongside the parking lot by the Alfred Jenkins Field House. New basketball courts, soccer pitches, and an accessible playground will soon be erected, thanks largely in part to a sizable donation from the local philanthropist.


Whitecaps FC reserves to play friendly match at USL affiliate Fresno FCWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday that the ‘Caps reserves will play a friendly match at USL affiliate Fresno FC on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. PT at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California.

Match Recap: Toronto FC II vs. Richmond KickersToronto FC
Toronto FC II picked up their second win in three games with a convincing 1-0 victory over the Richmond Kickers on Sunday night.

S2 dismantle San Antonio’s defense in winSounder at Heart
Seattle Sounders 2 moved away from the 3-4-2-1 that got them a win last time they were at Cheney but kept the frenetic pressure and it gave them their second win in three games.

Steel FC Drops 2-1 Contest to Rival PittsburghPhiladelphia Union
Despite battling back from a first-half deficit, Bethlehem Steel FC conceded a late goal that saw the Pittsburgh Riverhounds snap the club’s three-game winning streak, 2-1.

NCFC keeps momentum going with 2-0 win over Tampa BayWRAL Sportsfan
North Carolina FC earned a huge three points in the playoff race with a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium.

Kandziora’s Tally Stands as 1,000 Goal of 2018 USL SeasonUSL
Marcel Kandziora’s game-winning goal for North Carolina FC on Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Rowdies helped lift the visitors at Al Lang Stadium to a big road victory in its pursuit of a place in the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs, but it also gained a bigger significance league-wide as the 1,000th goal scored in the USL this season.

Indy Acquires Campos, Collier on Loan from FireUSL
Indy Eleven announced on Friday the club had acquired forward Elliot Collier and midfielder Diego Campos on loan from Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire. Collier joins the Eleven pending league and federation approval, while Campos joins pending league, federation and visa approval.


USWNT U-20s ousted from World Cup in group stageThe Equalizer
The United States failed to advance from the group stage of the U-20 Women’s World Cup for the first time after a 2-2 draw with Spain on Monday in Léhon, France.

Under-20 World Cup: England women put six past Mexico to reach quarter-finalsBBC Sport
England women reached the quarter-finals of the Under-20 World Cup after a 6-1 win over Mexico featuring a Lauren Hemp hat-trick.

Seattle Reign FC beat Utah Royals FC 1-0, again.Sounder at Heart
Seattle takes regular season trilogy against Utah thanks to Fishlock’s goal.

Orlando Pride fall 2-0 to Portland Thorns, stumble during playoff pushPro Soccer USA
Orlando Pride coach Tom Sermanni couldn’t be his usual upbeat self after Saturday’s loss to the Portland Thorns.

Daly lifts Dash over Sky Blue FC Dynamo Theory
Rachel Daly’s near hat-trick effort saved Houston’s slim playoff hopes. The Houston Dash forward tallied a brace to lead the Houston Dash to a 2-1 victory over Sky Blue FC on Saturday night.

Damallsvenskan week 13 review: Eskilstuna grab fourth win of the seasonVavel
Rosengård reclaimed second place with a win over LB07 as Piteå squeezed passed Göteborg to stay top, elsewhere Vittsjö and Eskilstuna pulled away from the bottom of the table with respective wins over Kalmar and Kristianstad as Växjö came out on top again Linköping.

Toppserien week 14 review: Sandviken loose pace on top twoVavel
Wins for both LSK and Klepp over Grand and Stabæk kept the top two as they were with third-placed Sandviken losing out to VIF as Kolbotn proved too much for Røa and TØ and Lyn played out the only draw of the round.

Cork City WFC 4-1 LimerickIrish WNL
Cork City returned to winning ways in the Continental Tyres Women’s National League as they defeated Limerick 4-1 in Bishopstown on Sunday afternoon.

Rapinoe: I want to leave the game and the world in a better placeFIFA
Megan Rapinoe has been a household name in women’s football for a decade. At the age of 33, she was nominated for The Best FIFA Women’s Player award, the top individual award in the women’s game. The most experienced player in this year’s list of candidates, the California native is playing some of her best football yet.


Arsenal drops opener to Man City in first game since Wenger’s departureThe Star
All that’s changed for Arsenal fans is that they can no longer blame Arsene Wenger.

Klopp loves win, says Liverpool needs to be ready for bigger opponentsNBC Sports
Jurgen Klopp did not start Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Jordan Henderson in Liverpool’s 4-0 demolition of West Ham United on Sunday, but he will soon, don’t worry.

Premier League weekend review: Liverpool looks to be the real dealSportsnet
Here’s what happened on the opening weekend of 2018-19 Premier League season, in case you missed it.

I would have left Chelsea if Antonio Conte had remained, says WillianThe Guardian
Willian insists there is “no chance” he would still be at Chelsea if Antonio Conte had remained in charge.

Ligue 1 Week 1 review: Sensational! Ligue 1
As the FIFA World Cup trophy toured Ligue 1 Conforama stadia, the 2018-19 season got off to a spectacular start with plenty of goals in wins for Marseille, PSG, Monaco and Lyon but also promoted Nîmes and Reims.

PSG agree £33m deal for Schalke defender Thilo KehrerThe Guardian
Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a deal worth a reported £33m (€37m)to sign the Schalke defender Thilo Kehrer, with the Germany Under-21 international set for a medical before sealing a move to the Ligue 1 champions.

Lille are finally over Marcelo Bielsa and ready to fight for EuropeThe Guardian
Christophe Galtier’s conservatism has allowed Lille to make careful but considerable progress in Ligue 1.

Real Madrid defender Odriozola to miss UEFA Super CupFour Four Two
Alvaro Odriozola will have to wait for his competitive Real Madrid debut after being diagnosed with an abductor injury in his right leg.

Valencia close in on €50m Guedes deal as Gameiro agrees move from AtleticoSN
Valencia are set to bolster their attack with two new faces, as Paris Saint-Germain winger Goncalo Guedes and Atletico Madrid forward Kevin Gameiro prepare to move to Mestalla.

Ronaldo makes Juventus fans wait only 8 minutes for 1st goalUSA Today
Cristiano Ronaldo made Juventus fans wait only eight minutes before scoring his first goal for the club in a traditional pre-season friendly against the team’s “B” side on Sunday.

David Silva: Manchester City’s Spain midfielder retires from international footballBBC Sport
Manchester City’s Spain midfielder David Silva has announced his retirement from international football.

Gerard Pique retires from Spanish international teamSN
Barcelona star defender Gerard Pique announced his retirement from international football Saturday following the 2018 World Cup.

Spartak and PAOK set for a dramatic second leg finishFutbolgrad
Spartak have taken a decent result back to Moscow. Furthermore, the Myaso highlighted on the weekend that overall the game club’s form is improving.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min arrives in Indonesia for Asian Games with South KoreaESPN
Tottenham forward Son Heung-min landed in Indonesia on Monday as he prepares to play for South Korea at the Asian Games.

Bolton Wanderers set to make ‘small profit’, says chairman Ken AndersonBBC Sport
Bolton almost went into administration in November 2016 and faced a winding-up petition over unpaid taxes last summer.

New season, new aspirations for Ghanaian playersESPN
With a domestic football system fractured by corruption and effectively non-functional at the moment, the start of the English Premier League provided Ghanaian football fans a timely escape from the difficulties back home.

No Plan B: Mixed messages as Ahmad now says AFCON 2019 will be in CameroonInside World Football
After months of conjecture, African football chief Ahmad Ahmad appears to have put an end to speculation that Cameroon could be stripped of hosting rights for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, the latest about-turn in a seemingly never ending saga that needs to be resolved once and for all soon.

Ex-Celtic youth coach jailed after admitting sexual assaultThe Guardian
A former Celtic football club youth coach has been jailed for three years and nine months after admitting eight counts of sexual assault.

Swiss FA chief Miescher forced to quit over dual nationality commentsInside World Football
Alex Miescher has been forced to quit as general secretary of the Swiss football federation as a result of controversial comments he made about Swiss players having dual nationality.

FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final reaches record global audienceFIFA
Electronic Arts and FIFA announced today that the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018 Grand Final achieved a record global audience – generating more than 29 million views across online platforms during the three-day event.

Ronaldo: Brazilian World Cup winner in hospital with pneumoniaBBC Sport
Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldo says he will be discharged on Monday, after being admitted to hospital in Ibiza with pneumonia. The 41-year-old was responding to local reports that he had been in intensive care at Can Misses Hospital.

Liga MX fans run wild with Chivas coach Jose Cardozo’s sponsor-filled news conferenceESPN
Liga MX side Chivas may not have a sponsor on the front of their shirt like others in the sponsorship-cluttered world of Mexican soccer, but they sure are making up for it elsewhere.

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