BC Soccer News, Monday, August 20, 2018






Waston heads home two but Royer’s Red Bull late show grabs a point for New York in VancouverAFTN
Kendall Waston headed home a brace for Vancouver Whitecaps, but Daniel Royer grabbed two of his own as the visiting New York Red Bulls started and finished strongly at B.C. Place to come away with a point after a 2-2 draw.

‘Caps, Red Bulls share points as Waston, Royer match bracesWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (9W-9L-7D) and the New York Red Bulls (15W-6L-3D) earned a share of the spoils at BC Place on Saturday afternoon as Kendall Waston and Daniel Royer each tallied a brace for their respective sides.

Parker Upstaged by Former CB Partner Waston in Return to BC PlaceEighty-Six Forever
Like Portland, New York Red Bulls came into Saturday’s match on their own hot streak and had one of the best road records in MLS. Would the Caps take down another hot team or would their Voyageurs Cup hangover spell doom?

Whitecaps cannot hold off NYRB, drop needed home pointsRed Nation Online
It was the much-anticipated return of Tim Parker on Saturday afternoon at B.C. Place, but it was Kendall Waston and Daniel Royer who stole the show. Whitecaps FC had a victory in their sights, but Royer and 10 man New York Red Bulls had other ideas.

Kendall Waston scores twice, but late heroics by Daniel Royer saves New York Red BullsPro Soccer USA
Vancouver Whitecaps captain Kendall Waston scored twice to overturn an early New York lead. But ultimately it was Daniel Royer’s second goal, a dramatic late-game equalizer for the New York Red Bulls, that provided the true heroics in a 2-2 draw in front of 22,120 spectators at BC Place Saturday.

Vancouver Whitecaps get mad at getting evenSoccer Shorts
“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.”

Parker enjoys his return to VancouverFront Row Soccer
Tim Parker entered B.C. Place with a strange feeling Saturday night. “Walking into the stadium was a little weird for me,” he said. “It was good to be back.”

Whitecaps FC add Salvadoran international defender Roberto Domínguez Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Friday the addition of Salvadoran international centre back Roberto Domínguez.

Dropped points in San Jose could come back to haunt TFCEdmonton Sun
If Toronto FC falls a couple of points short of making the playoffs in a couple of months, Saturday night’s failure to secure a win against the league’s worst team will be up there with the biggest wasted opportunities.

Impact cling to final playoff berth with gutsy win against Chicago Montreal Gazette
Daniel Lovitz scored his first MLS goal in stoppage time to give the Impact a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire in a must-win game Saturday at Saputo Stadium.

MLS Scoreboard: Atlanta United downs Crew, D.C. United beats RevsSBI
LAFC and the Colorado Rapids capped Sunday’s action with a late clash at Banc of California Stadium.

Josef Martinez ties MLS single-season scoring recordSBI
The Atlanta United forward scored his 27th goal of the season in the 31st minute of Sunday’s Eastern Conference clash with the Columbus Crew, tying the MLS single-season goals record.

Portland Timbers fall 3-0 to Sporting Kansas City for third-straight loss Oregon Live
The Timbers saw their 15-game unbeaten streak in MLS play come to an end as they fell 2-1 to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Aug. 11. Portland was then routed 4-1 by D.C. United on the road Wednesday in what was the club’s most lopsided loss since March.

LAFC resumes home success with shutout of the Colorado RapidsESPN
Lee Nguyen and Diego Rossi scored second-half goals on Sunday night, and LAFC got back to their winning ways at home with a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids.

DCU win again, look like genuine playoff contendersNBC Sports
No individual — other than Ben Olsen, perhaps — has benefitted from the arrival of Wayne Rooney at D.C. United more so than Luciano Acosta.

Nicolas Lodeiro’s fine form has him back with Uruguay national teamSounder at Heart
Lodeiro has six goals and seven assists in 13 matches since being sent home from Uruguay’s World Cup squad.

At Five Points station, the MARTA train stop in Atlanta, you can hear the hottest sport in the city before you can see it.. Upon reaching the structure’s apex, you can see the Five Points business district skyline. But your attention probably won’t land on the tall buildings or the Atlanta City Hall tower in the distance. Rather, your eyes will follow your ears to MARTA’s crown jewel—the world’s first soccer field built atop a transit station—and a group of young footballers playing on what is known around the “A” as “Station Soccer.”

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Clan strike early, hang on for 1-0 win over CascadesUFV
A slow start stung the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team in their non-conference opener on Saturday, as they fell 1-0 on the road to the Simon Fraser University Clan in Burnaby.

Cascades men’s soccer falls 3-0 to Clan in exhibition actionUFV
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to a tough Simon Fraser University squad in exhibition action at MRC Sports Complex on Friday evening.

Kristian Yli-Hietanen scores twice to lead UBC over Western WashingtonUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer team earned a 3-2 home victory over the Western Washington Vikings Saturday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium.

#RespectAll – Join Us!BCSA
It is important to BC Soccer that everyone involved in soccer is participating in an open, inclusive, and safe environment that is free from harassment and inappropriate behaviour; exactly what BC Soccer’s #RespectAll initiative is designed to highlight!

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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City’s top soccer teams face off at Lansdowne for two championships Ottawa Citizen
For the first time, four of the city’s top soccer teams squared off in two separate games at TD Place on Sunday to conclude two season-long tournaments that included clubs from all over Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

Cornwall youth to captain Team Canada at Danone Nations CupSeaway News
Despite his young age, 12-year-old Isaac Charbonneau is already finding success in the soccer world.

Vaughan Nail Down Playoff Spot After 10-0 Goalfest Over North MissLeague1 Ontario
Vaughan Azzurri celebrated their fourth win in a row with a remarkable 10-0 result over North Mississauga SC to secure their place in the playoffs.

Blind soccer kicking off in OttawaCBC
Players rely on sound, not sight, to follow the ball.


Fury FC a goal post away from getting the win they needed to make a move in USL standingsEdmonton Sun
With their goal all season long not just to make the playoffs, but to host a playoff game, the Ottawa Fury FC may well have to look back at a penalty kick off a goal post in their 25th game as the difference between going on the road in the post-season and staying at the friendly confines of TD Place.

Foxes Find Unlikely Hero in Ellis-HaydenUSL
In terms of which player Fresno FC’s fans would have expected to provide the goal that helped keep the Foxes’ playoff hopes alive in a 1-0 win against Saint Louis FC at Chukchanski Park on Saturday night, Zach Ellis-Hayden – he of no shots on goal this season prior to Saturday’s game – might not have been high on the list.

Sounders 2 lose to Timbers 2 for second time this yearSounder at Heart
For the first time ever, Seattle Sounders 2 have lost the season series to Portland Timbers 2 thanks to tonight’s 4-1 loss in north Portland. S2 put out one of the youngest-ever sides to play a USL game and were able to hang with T2 for the first 60 minutes of the game but were eventually bested by the more experienced side and mental and physical fatigue.

New Louisville City FC coach John Hackworth settling in quickly for stretch runCourier-Journal
While time winds down on the USL season, new Louisville City FC coach John Hackworth knows that time is what he needs right now with his players.

Strong First Half Set FCC on Way to VictoryUSL
Eastern Conference lead at seven points after victory against Battery before 27,142.

NASL Files Motion to Compel USSF and MLS to Provide Discovery; Court Sets Hearing for August 27SoccerEsq
You didn’t forget there were other lawsuits in U.S. Soccer besides SaveTheCrew, did you?


Courage rule Sunday morning, earn record-equaling 16th winThe Equalizer
The North Carolina Courage exploded for three late goals to earn their record-equaling 16th win of the season, 3-0 over the Orlando Pride. The match picked up Sunday morning in the 22nd minute where it had been suspended the previous evening due to inclement weather.

Sky Blue FC Draws 2-2 with Utah Royals FC in Heartbreaking FashionOnce a Metro
Sky Blue FC (0-14-5, 5 points) looked like it was going to win its first game of the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season on Saturday night at Yurcak Field as the club held a 2-1 lead against Utah Royals FC (7-7-8, 29 points) going into three minutes of stoppage time. However, with the last play of the game, Royals forward Amy Rodriguez scored the equalizer in the 94th minute to tie the game at 2-2.

Tobin Heath and Christine Sinclair lead Portland Thorns rally from 2-goal deficitOregon Live
The Portland Thorns (9-6-6, 33 points) needed a late turnaround to overcome the heroics of the NWSL’s leading striker, Samantha Kerr of the Chicago Red Stars. Eventually, the breakthrough came and goals from Tobin Heath and Christine Sinclair salvaged a valuable draw Saturday night.

Man Utd Women make winning start in Continental Cup victory over Liverpool rivals The Telegraph
If Manchester United had wanted to make a statement of intent on their return to senior women’s football, it could not have been done more emphatically than this.

Lizzie Arnot: Scotland cap hails ‘amazing’ late goal for Manchester United Women – BBC Sport
Scotland international Lizzie Arnot says scoring Manchester United Women’s first competitive goal in 13 years was “amazing”.

Wexford Youths 4-0 LimerickIrish WNL
Wexford Youths showed no sign of a hangover from their Champions League exertions and it was business as usual as they put Limerick to the sword in their Continental Tyres Women’s National League encounter in Ferrycarrig Park.

Buenos Aires 2018: women’s futsal tournament line-up taking shapeFIFA
The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions has confirmed seven of the ten teams that will take part in the Women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018.


Serie A: Dzeko starts Roma off right with stunning winnerNBC Sports
Roma left it late — very late — before collecting their first points of the season, but Edin Dzeko came through with the moment of unforeseen brilliance in the 89th minute to put Eusebio Di Francesco’s side level with fellow scudetto hopefuls Juventus and Napoli.

José Mourinho: I won’t discuss United’s failings in Brighton defeatThe Guardian
José Mourinho said he could not give an honest assessment of his team’s performance after Manchester United slumped to a shambolic 3-2 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

Report: David Moyes interested in becoming next USMNT managerStars & Stripes FC
The latest name to be linked to the vacant United States men’s national team manager position is a well-known one in world soccer.

Lionel Messi double powers Barcelona to victory over Alavés in openerThe Guardian
Barcelona began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Alavés with the help of an under-the-wall free-kick from Lionel Messi, who scored twice, and a curling shot from the substitute Philippe Coutinho.

Real Madrid wins La Liga opener in businesslike fashionYahoo Sports
Real Madrid opened up a new era – or rather two new eras – at the Santiago Bernabeu with a relatively uneventful 2-0 win over Getafe.

Marseille stunned by killer CrocodilesLigue 1
Nîmes Olympique caused a sensation in their first home game in the top flight in 25 years, stunning Olympique de Marseille 3-1 at the Stade des Costières on Sunday.

Week 2 Reactions: ‘Allergic to losing’Ligue1
AS Saint-Etienne coach Jean-Louis Gasset said his team showed they were “allergic to losing” as they fought back with 10 men to draw at RC Strasbourg Alsace on Sunday. All the weekend reactions..

La Liga Week 1: New heroes!Football Espana
Sunday’s opening-day action in La Liga witnessed the making of new heroes for Sevilla and new boys Huesca.

Scottish League Cup: Rangers host Ayr, Celtic travel to St JohnstoneBBC Sport
Steven Gerrard’s Rangers will face Championship side Ayr United in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

Ajax’s Siem de Jong in talks with Sydney FC over marquee loan deal – ESPN
Former Ajax captain and Netherlands national team attacking midfielder Siem de Jong is on Sydney FC’s radar as a potential marquee player.

Lazio ultras want no women in ‘sacred space’ of stadium’s ‘trenches’- Edmonton Sun
Lazio’s “ultra” fans have caused outrage by telling women to avoid their “sacred space” in the club’s Stadio Olimpico.

Manchester City documentary was not disrespectful – Pep GuardiolaBBC Sport
Manchester City were not “disrespectful” with their documentary despite criticism from Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, says Blues boss Pep Guardiola.

Play-off contenders ready for final hurdleUEFA
The UEFA Champions League play-offs begin on Tuesday, with the six winners going through to the group stage.

Buenos Aires 2018: men’s futsal tournament line-up confirmedFIFA
The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions has confirmed which ten teams will take part in the Men’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018.

Jimmy McIlroy: Former Burnley & Northern Ireland forward diesBBC Sport
Burnley said they were “deeply saddened to learn of the death of our greatest ever player”.

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