BC Soccer News, Monday, July 15, 2019





MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 0 , Sporting KC 3, July 13, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie

Whitecaps hit rock bottom in the West after latest loss to Sporting KCAFTN
There was no magic in Vancouver Whitecaps’ return to BC Place in a 3-0 defeat to the visiting Sporting Kansas City on Saturday evening. And it feels like it’s going to take more than a spell or two to drag the team up the standings after their latest loss saw them sink to the bottom of the Western Conference, nine points adrift of the playoff places.

Hello Darkness My Old Friend: Caps stumble into the Western Conference basementThe Province
The Whitecaps spent their expansion season mired at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, a place they’ve never returned to in the second half of a season — until this year.

Whitecaps Thrashed 3-0 By Sporting KCEighty-Six Forever
It didn’t go the way the ‘Caps needed it to tonight, and in truth, it wasn’t close. Marc Dos Santos begrudged their first half, opening his press conference saying “that I have to apologise to the fans for the first half. I think that’s where the game happened. It was very sloppy, lack of intensity, lack of willingness mentally… for a game that had so much importance for us.”

Inviting pressure, Vancouver stifled by complete Sporting KC performanceLWOS
Inviting pressure from the Sporting Kansas City frontline, the Vancouver Whitecaps were no match for Sporting KC on Saturday night. Sporting KC put in a complete performance from top to bottom to dispatch Vancouver, 3-0, at BC Place.

Vancouver Whitecaps eschew the path to glorySoccer Shorts
In their last three games the Vancouver Whitecaps have lost 5-1 to LAFC, tied 0-0 with Cavalry FC and lost 3-0 to Sporting Kansas City.

MLS Week 19: Comebacks for DC, LAFC, and San JoseUS Soccer Players
Comebacks were story in week 19 in MLS. All three of Friday’s games saw comebacks, with DC, LAFC, and the San Jose Earthquakes getting wins. The schedule concluded with the Red Bulls coming back against NYCFC.

401 Derby: Ponzuelo, Altidore give TFC much needed win over ImpactCBC
Alejandro Pozuelo and Jozy Altidore scored to give Toronto FC a 2-0 victory over the rival the Montreal Impact on Saturday night at Saputo Stadium. Altidore, along with Michael Bradley, made their return to the lineup after being away with the United States men’s national team for the Gold Cup.

Dropping 2-0 decision to Toronto puts Impact in playoff jeopardy after three-game slideSudbury Star
The Impact reached the midway point of the MLS season battling for first place and looking forward to a return to the playoffs with a second-half schedule top-heavy with home games.

Return of star power helps lift Sounders over Atlanta UnitedSBI
The first of two MLS matches on Sunday had the Seattle Sounders playing host to defending MLS Cup Champions Atlanta United at CenturyLink Stadium. Brian Schmetzer’s side took the spoils with a 2-1 win and bounced back from last week’s frustrating road loss at NYCFC.

NYCFC slams ref after derby loss to Red BullsESPN
Dome Torrent believes the referee “100 percent” made a mistake that cost New York City FC in Sunday’s 2-1 Hudson River Derby loss to the New York Red Bulls.

Bob Bradley recovers from Swansea nightmare as LAFC take MLS by stormThe Guardian
The former USA coach admitted he ‘failed’ during his brief stay in the Premier League. But his new team are close to unstoppable this season.

VIDEO: Watch every goal from Week 19 of the 2019 MLS seasonMLS
With flicks, volleys and free kicks galore, there were plenty of good goals to catch in Week 19 of the 2019 MLS regular season. You can catch them all.

MLS and Liga MX to take Leagues Cup final to Las VegasInside World Football
Major League Soccer and Liga MX will host the final of the inaugural Leagues Cup, the new continental club competition featuring eight teams from North America’s two biggest leagues, in Las Vegas.






Borges brace lifts Forge over Pacific in 2nd-half goalfestPacific FC
It was a tale of two halves on Saturday as Forge FC took all three points on Vancouver Island, beating Pacific FC 3-2. After a scoreless first 45 minutes, both sides came out of the break firing with three goals between them in the first nine minutes and another two in the final 10.

13 SFU student-athletes receive prestigious FAR Academic AwardsSFU
Simon Fraser University had 13 student-athletes honoured by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference with Faculty Athletic Representative’s Scholar-Athlete Awards for their academic success throughout the 2018-19 season.

BC Soccer Assoc. Provides Update on Proposed Regional Tier 3 LeagueBCSA
As part of its 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, BC Soccer has been exploring the feasibility of establishing a Regional Tier 3 League, to bridge the gap between youth and professional soccer that supports the development pathway in BC. Establishing this program would create a professionally run adult league with a division for females and males with aspirations of evolving to a semi-professional standard over a reasonable time.

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.

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.

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York9 snaps FC Edmonton’s win streak to record 1st victory of fall campaignCBC
York9 FC ended FC Edmonton’s winning run at three matches, defeating the visiting Eddies 2-1 at York Lions Stadium on Sunday to record their first victory of the Fall campaign.

Cavs grab late winner in cagey affair with HFXCanPL
A late Oliver Minatel goal was all that separated Cavalry FC and HFX Wanderers in Halifax on Saturday, with the visitors taking a 1-0 win to claim back-to-back victories to open their Fall campaign.

Something To Cheer For : Inside pro soccer’s long-awaited return to the MaritimesSportsnet
Pro soccer is back in Halifax after a three-decade absence, and the city’s sports scene will never be the same.

Calgary Foothills FC wins USL League Two NW Division titleTSP
Calgary Foothills FC secured the USL League Two Northwest Division with a 3-0 win over Victoria Highlanders FC in Calgary Sunday afternoon. This is Foothills FC’s third division title in four years.


Fury just miss against defending champsOttawa Sun
The Ottawa Fury FC were within 23 minutes of doing something they had never done before.

Late dagger: Austin Bold FC 3, Orange County SC 2Angels on Parade
Orange County SC rallied from a two-goal deficit, but couldn’t keep out a late Kris Tyrpak winner, as Austin Bold FC beat them 3-2 on Saturday in Austin, Texas.

USL Championship Gameday Report: July 14, Week 19USL
Louisville City FC rallied to earn a point on the road against Ottawa Fury FC in Sunday’s action in the USL Championship at TD Place.

USL Championship Gameday Report: July 13, Week 19USL
Hartford Athletic welcomed a sellout crowd and picked up an impressive victory against Indy Eleven as it opened Dillon Stadium in style, while Phoenix Rising FC continued its march toward history with a ninth consecutive victory on the road at Rio Grande Valley FC and Birmingham Legion FC broke an 11-game winless streak with victory against North Carolina FC in Saturday night’s headlines in the USL Championship.


Thorns’ Tyler Lussi Scores Dramatic Winner in Stoppage Time Over PrideSI.com
Tyler Lussi scored a stoppage-time winner to lead the Portland Thorns to a 4–3 victory over the Orlando Pride in a back-and-forth game.

NWSL Saturday: Debinha, Williams score in Courage victory over ReignThe Equalizer
In a battle for the top spot in the NWSL standings, the North Carolina Courage reigned supreme. Against Reign FC at home, the Courage compiled two goals to lift themselves into the top spot. It’s been a bumpy ride back to the top for North Carolina. After going unbeaten, except for one match, last year, the Courage have garnered two losses.

Sky Blue boasts new energy following second consecutive winPro Soccer USA
After earning one win in 33 matches across this season and the last, Sky Blue FC now has two wins in two matches since firing head coach Denise Reddy. Here are three takeaways from the team’s 1-0 victory against the Utah Royals.

Proctor & Gamble donates $529,000 to USWNTTSN
Procter & Gamble, a sponsor of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, is now supporting its members’ fight for equal pay.

#WU19EURO finals start on TuesdayUEFA
The finals in Scotland start on Tuesday with eight nations competing for the trophy.

Marley ready to continue Reggae Girlz funding but wants to pay direct and not through JFFInside World Football
Cedella Marley, the driving force behind the funding of the Jamaican Reggae Girlz and their journey to the France 2019 World Cup, has said she is prepared to continue with the financing of the girls for the PanAm Games. However, a dispute has broken out with the Jamaican Football Federation (JFF) over how that money would be released with Marley reluctant to pay the money directly to the JFF. Instead she wants to pay suppliers direct.

Megan Rapinoe ‘not sure she’s qualified for office’ but vows to fight for equal payThe Guardian
The World Cup-winning football star Megan Rapinoe does not think she is qualified for public office, as some have suggested since she clashed publicly with Donald Trump. But she has promised to “fight for equal pay” for the rest of her life.


Late Mahrez winner sends Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations finalFrance 24
Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over three-time champions Nigeria on Sunday and set up a rematch with Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

Senegal beat Tunisia 1-0 in extra time to reach Africa Cup of Nations finalFrance 24
Senegal and Sadio Mane are through to the African Cup of Nations final after beating Tunisia 1-0 in an extra-time thriller on Sunday.

Dietrich quits as club president of crisis-hit Stuttgart Yahoo Sports
Wolfgang Dietrich quit as president of German second-division team Stuttgart on Monday after saying he longer wants to be made a scapegoat for all that’s wrong at the crisis-ridden club.

Porto to aid Casillas recovery with coaching roleESPN
FC Porto announced on Monday that veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas will join the team’s staff as he continues his recovery from a heart attack suffered two-and-a-half months ago.

Antoine Griezmann: Atletico reaction to Barcelona move ‘a pity’BBC Sport
Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann said former club Atletico Madrid’s angry response to his transfer is “a pity.”

Friendlies: Ligue 1 Conforama club schedulesLigue 1
Check out the schedule of Ligue 1 Conforama clubs’ pre-season friendly warm-ups ahead of the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign on Friday 9 August.

PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi in spotlight over Pastore transferThe Guardian
Nasser al-Khelaifi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, appears to have sought payments for an agent which could have violated transfer regulations, and to have given inaccurate information to a French judge, according to leaked documents.

Man City set to embark on pre-season tour two days lateYahoo Sports
Manchester City have finally been cleared to fly to China for their pre-season tour after two days of frustrating delays.

PL friendly roundup: Liverpool win; Everton, Saints, Norwich drawNBC Sports
A roundup of all of Sunday’s preseason action involving Premier League teams, wherever in the world they might be preparing for the 2019-20 season.

Steve Bruce tenders resignation as Sheffield Wednesday boss amid Newcastle interestFour Four Two
The 58-year-old, who is expected to succeed Rafael Benitez as Newcastle boss, has given his notice in writing together with first-team coaches Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.

Report: Marseille suspends Rami for lying about attending game showNBC Sports
The report states that Adil Rami lied to the club about his whereabouts in late May, asking for a training session off so he could attend to “personal concerns” but in reality he had gone to film an appearance on French game show Fort Boyard where he participated in a slime wrestling challenge despite being injured.

Swedish man dismayed after being told he cannot change name to Tottenham The Guardian
A 39-year-old Swedish man has expressed his disappointment after he was denied the right to change his name to Tottenham in wake of the club’s run to the Champions League final.

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