BC Soccer News, Monday, August 26, 2019





Report and Reaction: Crepeau can’t save Vancouver Whitecaps from a loss in San Jose despite record breaking displayAFTN
It was a record breaking performance for Max Crepeau which unfortunately meant he was a very busy keeper in a 3-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes.

Few positives for Whitecaps to take after San Jose’s suffocating defence swamps their shipThe Province
A swarming, suffocating defence snuffed out any of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ hopes of victory Saturday night, and now the team looks to draw some positives — any positives — as it heads to Montreal to take on the Impact.

Goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau stars in Vancouver Whitecaps’ 3-1 loss to San JosePro Soccer USA
The Vancouver Whitecaps were outclassed in their 3-1 defeat to the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night at Avaya Stadium.

Georges Mukumbilwa overcomes “really tough” start in Vancouver to become the latest Whitecaps MLS Homegrown signingAFTN
Leaving your home for a new country and a new culture is tough for most people, let alone having to do it twice by the time you are just 13-years-old. Factor in fleeing a civil war with your family, then moving across the new country you call home without them, to chase your dreams, and that’s a lot of upheaval for any teenager to endure.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Thank goodness it’s nearly all overSoccer Shorts
It has been one step back, one step forward and then one more step back for the Vancouver Whitecaps this season.

MLS Week 25: San Jose sets shots recordUS Soccer Players
Week 25 of the 2019 MLS season saw San Jose set a new shots taken record at a remarkable 43.

Zlatan, Blessing tally braces in cathartic ‘El Trafico’ drawNBC Sports
“El Trafico” lives up to all of its hype, whether it’d be in Carson or in the heart of Los Angeles.

Impact announce executive Nick De Santis’ decision to leave clubDelta Optimist
The Montreal Impact announced Sunday that executive Nick De Santis has decided to leave the club.

Portland Timbers fall 2-1 to rival Seattle Sounders as fans protest MLS ban on ‘Iron Front’ symbolOregon Live
The Portland Timbers (11-11-4, 37 points) suffered their second straight loss at home as they fell 2-1 to the Seattle Sounders (12-8-7, 43 points) in front of 25,218 fans at Providence Park Friday in a game that was defined as much by what happened in the stands as what happened on the field.

Watch every goal from Week 25 of the 2019 MLS season | All GoalsMLS
Watch every goal from Week 25 of the 2019 MLS season.






Haber nets strong comeback in Pacific FC home game winVictoria News
After the grand opening of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground and the newly-expanded Westhills Stadium, Vancouver Island’s Pacific FC kept the momentum going with a close win over Winnipeg’s Valour FC.

Gale left “furious” at referee after Marcus Haber double gives Pacific FC a comeback victory over Valour FC in feisty affairAFTN
Valour FC head coach Rob Gale had no doubt at all what cost him the three points at Pacific FC on Saturday afternoon – “the referees”.

T-Birds edge arch-rival Spartans for home opener winUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds (2-0) fought back from a second-half deficit to edge the rival Trinity Western Spartans (0-2) 3-2 in their home opener under sunny skies Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium.

Vikes victorious in Canada West men’s soccer opening weekendUVic
The University of Victoria Vikes swept the opening weekend of the Canada West men’s soccer season and didn’t allow one single goal.

Henman’s header lifts T-wolves to victoryPrince George Citizen
When the UNBC Timberwolves men’s soccer team needed a goal to overcome the UBC-Okanagan Heat, Michael Henman decided to head ‘er.

High expectations for SFU soccer teamsTri City News
Coquitlam’s Polisi brothers are projected to lead their SFU Clan men’s soccer team to its fourth straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship, according to a preseason coaches poll.

SFU women’s soccer picked to finish fourth in GNACSFU
Simon Fraser University women’s soccer team has been picked to finish fourth in the 2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Preseason Women’s Soccer Coaches Poll.

Cramer, WolfPack, set for Canada West soccer season openerWilliams Lake Tribune
Williams Lake’s Scott Cramer has been chipping in on the preseason scoresheet for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team.

Young South Surrey soccer player follows dream to EnglandSurrey Now Leader
Not only has South Surrey’s Hugo Patel Thompson been fine-tuning his soccer skills for an upcoming adventure, he’s also been working on his English accent.

Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame launches new awardsChilliwack Progress
Jordyn Huitema and Logan Buchwitz will be honoured as the Female and Male U-18 Athletes of the Year.

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.

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.


CPL Roundup: Forge tops Cavalry to take lead in Fall standingsSportsnet
Jonathan Grant scored in the 79th minute as Forge FC defeated Cavalry FC 1-0 on Sunday in Canadian Premier League play.

FC Edmonton upset with tie against York9 FCToronto Sun
FC Edmonton head coach Jeff Paulus was understandably upset following Sunday’s Canadian Premier League game against York9 FC.

Canada Soccer launches new coach education programmingCSA
Twenty-four coaches, technical directors, and Provincial and Territorial Member Association development staff participated in the first week of the new Canada Soccer Youth Licence pilot program in Vaughan, ON from 12-18 August.


USL Championship Gameday Report: August 25, Week 25USL
Indy Eleven made a move back toward the top four in the Eastern Conference with victory against the Charlotte Independence, while Birmingham Legion FC ran its undefeated streak to seven games as it downed Bethlehem Steel FC in a topsy-turvy clash on Sunday evening in the USL Championship.

Las Vegas Lights Throw World’s Largest Halftime Water Balloon FightThe18
Ladies and gentlemen, we did it. The Las Vegas Lights of the USL Championship have set the unofficial world record for the largest water balloon fight at a soccer match. Nobody said it couldn’t be done — they only asked “why?” The answer, of course, is Las Vegas Lights FC.


NWSL Sunday: Purce brace leads Portland past ChicagoThe Equalizer
Christine Sinclair got things started, and Midge Purce proved just how much she likes scoring on Chicago as the Red Stars’ losing streak extended to three in their loss at Portland.

Portland Thorns fans join Timbers fans in protesting ban on ‘Iron Front’ symbol, political displaysOregon Live
Members of the Rose City Riveters, the supporters’ group for the Portland Thorns, brought white roses and hung signs at Sunday’s game between the Thorns and Chicago Red Stars to protest a policy that bans the use of political signs and displays at games.

NWSL Saturday: Courage top Reign; Spirit prevail in front of record crowdThe Equalizer
For a team that has so many attacking players, the North Carolina Courage were left relatively quiet by Reign FC tonight. However, the breakthrough came from Lynn Williams in the 82nd minute, finding the back of Casey Murphy’s net off an assist from Crystal Dunn. The 1-0 victory provided three points at home for the Courage, who now move up to second place in the league’s standings.

Sunderland Ladies given new hope in bid to return from football’s marginsThe Guardian
Proposed takeover of Black Cats and the support this could bring Melanie Reay’s side means mood on Wearside is buoyant.


Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Cahill shows his worth to Palace, Lacazette proves Emery’s odd one out again and Wilson could be the signing of the season.

La Liga roundup: Griezmann shines in Barcelona’s 5-2 drubbing of BetisNBC Sports
Wins from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid highlight La Liga’s Sunday action.

Bundesliga Bulletin: Dortmund stay perfect, Lewandowski grabs hat trickDW
Even though there are still 32 games left to play, the Bundesliga 2019-20 season is already shaping up to be a thriller. With plenty of goals, VAR debates and world-class performances, matchday two was one to remember.

Timo Werner deal underlines why Bundesliga can be three-horse raceThe Guardian
Feted, then slated, Timo Werner has since become one of Europe’s most sought-after forwards with Leipzig.

Serie A: Milan stunned; Roma draw in six-goal thrillerNBC Sports
A roundup of all of Sunday’s action in Italy’s top flight.

Ligue 1 wrap: Mbappe, Cavani limp off in PSG’s 4-0 Neymar-less winYahoo Sports
After being involved in one of the most comical moments in European football last season, striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting distinguished himself with a fine goal and scored a second as Paris Saint-Germain beat Toulouse 4-0 in the French league on Sunday.

Celtic 3-1 Hearts: Hosts triumph to go joint top of tableBBC Sport
Celtic maintained their 100% start to the Scottish Premiership season with a dominant victory over a tame Hearts side at Celtic Park.

Sunderland ownership reboot. Donald poised to bring in new US money and Dell-boyInside World Football
English tier three club Sunderland, who only three seasons ago were in the Premier League, look set to have new American majority owners via an investment group likely to include computer billionaire Michael Dell.

Hay takes over New Zealand roleFIFA
Danny Hay has been named New Zealand coach ahead of the All Whites’ 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar campaign.

Former Ghana striker Junior Agogo dies, aged 40Inside World Football
Agogo, who played 27 times for his country and scored 12 goals, represented Nottingham Forest and Bristol Rovers as well as a host of other English teams, finishing his career at Hibernian in Scotland in 2012 having also had spells in the United States, Cyprus and Egypt.

Bolton sale collapses to leave club facing renewed threat of liquidation The Guardian
Bolton face liquidation this week unless a deal to buy the club which collapsed over the weekend can be resurrected at the 11th hour.

The history of Bolton: Founder members of the Football League on the brinkFour Four Two
The Football League faces losing one of its founder members after a deal to save Bolton fell through, seemingly taking with it over a century of history.

More BC Soccer News…

Posted in BC Soccer News.