BC Soccer News, Monday, August 19, 2019





Report and Reaction: Whitecaps swamp Rooney as Reyna secures first home victory since MayAFTN
The fans may have been out in numbers, but Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t roll out the red carpet for Wayne Rooney and DC United as they picked up their first home win since May 25 in a 1-0 victory at BC Place on Saturday evening.

Yordy Reyna’s finding a groove as the Whitecaps’ primary strikerVancouver Sun
Yordy Reyna’s work in recent games as the Whitecaps’ primary striker has opened up a lot of movement from his teammates elsewhere on the pitch.

Rooney clashes with ref, blasts MLS travel plansESPN
Wayne Rooney was involved in a furious altercation with the fourth official during D.C. United’s 1-0 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, before criticizing Major League Soccer’s travel arrangements on Twitter after the match.

Whitecaps FC to hire sporting director; global search underwayWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Friday that the club has opened an extensive global search to hire a sporting director who will lead the technical direction of the club at all levels. The sporting director will report to ownership, eliminating the role of president from the club structure.

Vancouver Whitecaps are a marvel against DCSoccer Shorts
On Friday the Vancouver Whitecaps sent shock waves through the sporting world by SENSATIONALLY announcing they were DEFINITELY THINKING about putting together a job description in an effort to ALMOST CERTAINLY recruit a new Sporting Director.

MLS Scoreboard: LAFC halts RSL, Sounders tie Galaxy, and moreSBI
Saturday’s heavy schedule of MLS action saw 11 matches take place and only five sides pick up a full three points.

Déjà vu for Timbers in loss to Atlanta in MLS Cup rematchOregon Live
It was hyped up as the rematch of the 2018 MLS Cup, and unfortunately for the Portland Timbers, the result was the same: a loss Sunday to Atlanta United, 2-0.

Impact booed after giving up three-goal lead to draw a tie versus DallasMontreal Gazette
Montreal held a comfortable 3-0 lead at the 56th minute mark, but FC Dallas stormed back as the away team.

Carlos Vela breaks MLS single-season goals & assists recordAngels on Parade
Los Angeles Football Club star Carlos Vela scored the winning goal in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake, a second-half penalty when the black-and-gold were down a man.

Anti-Fascist Protests Have Left Major League Soccer at a CrossroadsInside Hook
For the people who run professional leagues, finding a way to satisfy players and fans — all of whom may have radically different takes on all things political — can be a herculean task. But what happens when a league begins pushing back against its most vocal supporters?






Pacific grab all three points in 2-0 win over York9Pacific FC
Pacific FC traveled to York Lions Stadium on Saturday afternoon earning a clean sheet and three points away to York9 FC, notching a 2-0 win and their first shutout since May.

‘I always want more’: Pacific’s Zach Verhoven seizing spotlightCanPL
Cut from the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program at 15, the Surrey, British Columbia native had harboured doubts about his footballing future – returning to local soccer and later enrolling at the University of British Columbia.

Inside the opening of the expanded Westhills StadiumSaanich News
On Saturday, Aug. 24, before the Pacific FC home game, Langford host the grand opening of the newly expanded Westhills Stadium at City Centre Park.

Academy Report: ‘Caps fall 2-1 in U-13 Concacaf Champions League Shield FinalWhitecaps FC
The Whitecaps FC Pre-Academy boys fell 2-1 in a last-second heartbreaker against home side LD Alajauelense in the Shield Final of the 2019 Concacaf U-13 Champions League on Saturday.

OSU women’s soccer: Beavers claim exhibition victoryDemocrat-Herald
Five second-half goals propelled the Oregon State women’s soccer team to a 5-0 exhibition win over the University of British Columbia at Lorenz Field on Sunday afternoon.

Heat womens soccer squad adds 6 new recruits ahead of 2019 seasonKelowna Capital News
The UBC Okanagan women’s soccer team have added some young and talented players to their roster.

Eighth annual Hope and Health set for Monday in NanaimoWhitecaps FC
Beyond the game of soccer, the day camp is designed to bring communities together and empower children and youth. The Hope and Health organization was founded on the core belief that this movement has the power to inspire Indigenous children and youth at the centre, to move towards their dreams – on and off the pitch.

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!

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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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.


No goals, but lots of “character” as Cavalry and Edmonton fire blanks in latest Al ClassicoAFTN
In the end, the Aug. 16 Al Classico should perhaps be remembered as Al Stalemate-o.

Novak brace powers Forge to win at ValourCanPL
There’s a new leader in the CPL’s Fall competition, as Forge FC took over first place with a 3-1 away win on Saturday against Valour FC. With 13 points now, they leapfrogged Cavalry FC and FC Edmonton, both of whom dropped points in Friday’s Al Classico draw.

Jordyn Huitema: FIRST OF HER KINDSportsnet
The heir apparent to Christine Sinclair as the engine driving Team Canada’s offence, 18-year-old striker Jordyn Huitema is preparing to take over from the GOAT by creating a path all her own.

Blainville 1, CSMRO 0: Griffons Handed Their First Loss as Top Two Teams Battle It OutThe Link
Controversy Took Over as 10-Man Griffons Give Up First Place With Two Games Left in the PLSQ Season.

Dartmouth dethrones Western Halifax in thrilling men’s soccer finalCape Breton Post
It took two hours of soccer and a full round of penalty kicks to crown an NSSL Premier league men’s champion at the Wanderers Grounds on Saturday.

Canada’s Minister of Sport Kirsty Duncan: More anti-abuse work to be done Chilliwack Progress
Preventing coaches, officials from moving to another province after allegations of abuse on list.

For recent immigrant youngsters, Canadian soccer club provides continuity Victoria News
Omran Alahmad has played soccer every week since his arrival in Ottawa almost four years ago, much the way he did as a boy growing up in Syria.


Ottawa Fury FC beat Loudoun United 3-1Ottawa Sun
Ottawa Fury FC took on Loudoun United Saturday night in Leesburg, Virginia, beating them 3-1.

Recap: Toronto FC II at Richmond KickersToronto FC
Daniel Jackson’s brace wasn’t enough to make it four wins from four matches for the Richmond Kickers as Terique Mohammed’s 86th minute goal helped Toronto FC II steal a point at City Stadium.

USL Championship Gameday Report: August 18, Week 24USL
The Indy Eleven earned their third win in four games after defeating Saint Louis FC, 2-1, off the back of goals from Tyler Pasher and Dane Kelly.

USL Championship Gameday Report: August 17, Week 24USL
Saturday night’s 11-game slate kicked off with Nashville SC extending their unbeaten run to six games–five of those wins–as they defeated the Charlotte Independence at Sportsplex at Matthews.

El Paso Locomotive, Tacoma soccer teams pay tribute to shooting victimsGoalWA
The El Paso Locomotive hope never again to have a match like the one Saturday against Tacoma that was played in honor and remembrance of the 22 victims of the Aug. 3 Walmart shooting.


Lyon top NC Courage, winning Women’s International Champions CupPro Soccer USA
Courage head coach Paul Riley: “To me, tonight, it felt like the two best teams in the world were playing against each other.”

Thorns cruise past Spirit, put NWSL Shield in sightOregon Live
The Portland Thorns (9-3-6, 33 points) added some much-needed cushioning to their No. 1 spot in the National Women’s Soccer League with a comfortable win Saturday against the Washington Spirit.

Sky Blue FC earns draw on historic afternoonOnce a Metro
Sky Blue FC played its first-ever match at Red Bull Arena and set an all-time club attendance record.

Utah Royals FC efeat Orlando Pride 2-0Vavel
The Utah Royals FC took three points off the last place Orlando Pride on Saturday night to leap into fourth place of the NWSL standings.

The Week in Women’s Football: A comprehensive review of Champions League qualifying rounds – Groups 1- 5Tribal Football
We review the 2019-20 European Women’s Champions League Qualification Round—looking at Groups 1-5 this week and Groups 6-10 next week.

#SBSSWPL ROUND-UP – 18/08/2019Scottish Women’s Premier League
Social media roundup of the weekend’s action.

Corinthians women equal world record for number of winsBBC Sport
Corinthians have become the first professional women’s team to equal the world record for the number of consecutive wins by a top-flight side.

ESPN digs deeper into women’s game with global rights for NWSL Inside World Football
The US women’s national team may hold the attention and hearts of the nation but their women’s professional league has never enjoyed anything like the same profile. A new deal with ESPN could be a step towards changing that.

‘Equality has to be more than words’: London City Lionesses go it aloneThe Guardian
The newly formed club decided to split away from Millwall at the end of last season in a bid to stand on their own feet.

The US team’s dispute over pay is a fight for women all over the worldThe Guardian
The US Women’s National Team remains embroiled in a bitter row with US Soccer. The final outcome will affect every woman.


Ibrahimovic, Messi nominated for Puskas awardESPN
LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi are among the 10 nominees for the 2018-19 Puskas award, the honour for the season’s best goal.

La Liga roundup: Atletico Madrid win first opener in four yearsNBC Sports
Spain’s top flight is two days into a new season, and here’s a roundup of all of Sunday’s action.

Lampard’s Chelsea homecoming ruined as Leicester earns drawDelta Optimist
Frank Lampard climbed the steps in the tunnel and emerged to rapturous applause from Chelsea fans, a flame display and a giant banner at one end of Stamford Bridge that read “Welcome Home Super Frank.”

VAR drama denies Man City in draw with TottenhamThe Star
The video assistant referee denied Manchester City another crucial late goal in its latest wild match against Tottenham as the English Premier League champion dropped points for the first time in its title defence.

Steve Bruce has an impossible job trying to change closed minds – some Newcastle fans seem to revel in his failuresThe Telegraph
It has been 33 days since Steve Bruce was named Newcastle United’s new manager. He has had a month in the job, four weeks to work with the players, to bed in five new signings, to get his idea across, but they are coming for him. The calls for him to be sacked have begun.

Ligue 1 champions PSG suffer early loss as Rennes maintain perfect startFour Four Two
Rennes came from behind to stun Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain 2-1 at Roazhon Park on Sunday evening.

Week 2 Review: PSG stunned by Rennes as OL surge clearLigue 1
Paris Saint-Germain suffered their second defeat in three games against Stade Rennais FC, while Olympique Lyonnais pulled clear at the top of the table with a 6-0 thrashing of Angers SCO.

Bundesliga Bulletin: Borussia Dortmund get early edge on Bayern MunichDW
The Bundesliga kicked off with a bang as Borussia Dortmund took advantage of Bayern’s slipup on opening night. There was also a baptism of fire for Union Berlin as they hosted Bundesliga football for the first time.

Union Berlin fans silently protest RB Leipzig ownership and remember passed supportersInside World Football
Union Berlin’s ascent to the top tier of German football has been a remarkable story with fans averse to promotion and a club wary of a rampant commercialisation.

Bayern loan Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for £7.8m with option to buyThe Guardian
Barcelona will loan Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich for the 2019-20 season. The deal will cost Bayern £7.8m plus wages, and the agreement also includes an option to buy, fixed at £109.8m.

Balotelli joins hometown club Brescia on free transferEurosport
Italian striker Mario Balotelli has joined his hometown club Brescia on a free transfer, the Serie A side said on Sunday.

Three die & Emilio Izaguirre among 10 injured in Honduras riotsBBC Sport
Violence broke out inside and outside the stadium before the derby between Olimpia and Motagua in Tegucigalpa.

French ref halts Ligue 2 game in Nancy to stop homophobic chantingInside World Football
French Ligue 2 match between AS Nancy and Le Mans was halted by the referee following homophobic chanting by a section of fans.

China call up first-ever non-Chinese playerESPN
Brazilian-born striker Elkeson is the first player of non-Chinese heritage to have been included in the China squad, after he was called up for their 2022 World Cup qualifier against Maldives on Sept. 10.

Manchester City warned against using facial recognition on fans The Guardian
Manchester City have been cautioned against the introduction of facial recognition technology, which a civil rights group says would risk “normalising a mass surveillance tool”.

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