BC Soccer News, Monday, July 29, 2019





Episode 351 – The AFTN Soccer Show (The Mighty Fall with guests Marc Dos Santos, Martin Nash, Theo Bair, and Marco Carducci)AFTN
It’s been a tough week for Vancouver Whitecaps, but at least not a pointless one. We look back at the Canadian Championship loss to Cavalry and the hard-fought goalless MLS draw in Minnesota, chat about the clear problems present, the messages sent, and what this Whitecaps team are going to look like for the rest of the season.

Report and Reaction: Finally, there IS a point to Vancouver Whitecaps after goalless draw in the Land of LakesAFTN
Football’s a game of surprises. Sometimes teams can pull off the shock result no-one is expecting, surprising everyone and upsetting the odds. But enough of East Fife’s fantastic Scottish League Cup win over Premier Division Hearts at Bayview this morning, this is a Vancouver Whitecaps match report and when it comes to the ‘Caps this season, it’s all been too predictable. But not today.

Whitecaps 0, Loons 0: Road tie, point for Caps is ‘Minny-positive’ after challenging weekVancouver Sun
A point in the bag and a week’s worth of rest and preparation ahead of them, Vancouver looks to turn the page on a sorry chapter in the club’s history.

Struggling Whitecaps manage 0-0 draw in MinnesotaChilliwack Progress
Vito Mannone had five saves for his seventh shutout of the season to help Minnesota United hold on for a scoreless draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.

Whitecaps running out of runway with road-warrior superfanVancouver Sun
Kristian Aug has been to every MLS stadium except one — and he expects to check Cincy off the list next week — but that might be the end of the runway for the most-travelled Whitecaps fan.

Vancouver Whitecaps give it all they gotSoccer Shorts
We’re grading on a curve here, but the Vancouver Whitecaps 0-0 tie in Minnesota was one of the more accomplished performances of the season and a vast improvement on anything else they have done since May.

Bair ‘living out his dream’ with Whitecaps FC as he heads to MLS All-Star weekWhitecaps FC
From the age of five, the ‘Caps forward knew that he wanted to be a professional soccer player when he grew up. Well, at the young age of 19 years old, Bair is all grown up.

Lappalainen scores twice in debut as Impact beat MLS-topping Chicago FireCTV
Three minutes and nine seconds–that’s how long it took for Lassi Lappalainen to bring thousands of Impact fans to their feet.

Week 21 had a marquee match-up with LAFC beating Atlanta United 4-3 at Banc of California Stadium.

Crew ride aggressive performance to claim first road win since MarchSBI
The Columbus Crew had to wait a long time to savor a road win again in Major League Soccer. It may have taken over three months, but Caleb Porter’s side finally got to celebrate a win on the road in a tough atmosphere.

VIDEO: Watch every goal from Week 21 of the 2019 MLS seasonMLS
Watch all 37 goals scored during Week 21 of the MLS regular season.

Source: Toronto FC looking at signing French winger Nicolas BenezetYahoo Sports
Toronto FC is looking to add French winger Nicolas Benezet. According to L’Equipe in France, the MLS team is in “advanced discussions” to bring the 28-year-old midfielder to Toronto.

Report: LAFC on the verge of $11.5 million transfer signingNBC Sports
Los Angeles FC seems to believe it has found the next Diego Rossi, and it didn’t have to look far from the source.

As LAFC rises, so do team’s tickets, already the most expensive in MLSLA Times
Joris Drayer has attended just one soccer game at Banc of California Stadium. But he came away impressed.

Inter Miami: Following the MLS trendMLS Multiplex
Inter Miami is getting closer to its first season and announced two South American signings. They are following the MLS trend as their inaugural squad is assembled.

MLS suspends Petke after Leagues Cup red cardNBC Sports
Real Salt Lake head coach Mike Petke is no stranger to fines and suspensions, and he’ll be serving another one for at least this weekend, if not longer.

FIFA must act to stop the MLS snapping up Scots starlets for freeThe National
Motherwell is alarmed by the prospect of not receiving a single penny for their former midfielder Chris Cadden. The 22-year-old midfielder has, barring a brief loan spell at Albion Rovers, spent the last 13 years at Motherwell. But his move to MLS franchise Columbus Crew in the United States could see him exit for a nothing.

A statement from ECS leadership – Anti-Fascism in the Brougham EndEmerald City Supporters
The rights we stand for are not political, they are human rights. No one should be oppressed or persecuted because of who they are. As with all things in life no one should feel they can’t attend a soccer match and support the club they love.

‘FIFA Abe,’ AnthFifa claim eMLS All-Star title on penaltiesGwinnett
The hometown Orlando City team of eMLS player Abraham “FIFA Abe” Valbuena and open qualifier Anthony “AnthFifa” Medina prevailed in penalties over FC Cincinnati’s squad on Sunday to claim the eMLS All-Star Challenge title in Orlando.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019, 5:00 PM



The 2019 Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) Sheila Anderson Memorial Challenge Cup Final was held at Centennial Stadium between Victoria Highlanders FC and FC Tigers Vancouver on Sunday, July 28th. Farivar Torabi scored four goals, including a first half hat trick, while the Highlanders received goals from Simon Stacey, with a brace, Cam Hundal, and Patrick Nelson as they fought back from an early 3-0 deficit. The game remained tied 4-4 after extra time and a penalty shoot out was needed to determine a winner. In the shoot out, Vancouver scored four goals to Victoria’s two and claimed the 2019 Challenge Cup.

Pacific FC’s Ahmed Alghamdi joins Saudi Arabia’s U-20 National TeamSaanich News
Pacific Football Club’s Ahmed Alghamdi was called up to the Saudi Arabia U-20 National Team.

AUDIO: Young Gaffers E185: Terran CampbellNorthern Starting XI
Our Heroes are joined by the current co-leader in the Canadian Premier League golden boot race, Pacific FC’s Terran Campbell. First, though, we wax poetic about the performances turned in by each CPL club in the most recent Canadian Championship matches, and dip into the mailbag to talk shirt sponsors for a potential Quebec-based club and to remind everyone to give Ottawa Fury FC a little slack, eh!

Cascadia make home debut in 8-1 win over DarfurProst Amerika
Cascadia recorded a convincing win in their first ever home game defeating Darfur 8-1 at French Field in Kent, WA. Hamza Haddadi and Tyler Bjork scored hat tricks, the latter all in the second half. (Note: Cascadia is part of CONIFA; an independent football association consisting of FA’s not recognized by FIFA. The players come from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.)

Job Opportunity: Dome and Referee AdministratorKYSA
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is currently seeking a part-time Dome and Referee Administrator. This position will be approximately 20 hours per week with no hours required in July and August, however requirements are subject to change per organizational needs.

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.

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York9 routs HFX in 8-goal affairCanPL
York9 FC scored early and often at home on Saturday as they trounced the visiting HFX Wanderers FC 6-2, with four first-half goals making it lopsided from the outset. With the largest margin of victory in CPL history and the league’s first-ever hat-trick courtesy of Rodrigo Gattas, it was an afternoon to remember for the Nine Stripes.

Valour FC: A much-needed confidence boostWinnipeg Free Press
Valour look to revive campaign after holding leaders Cavalry to a draw.

FCE, Forge split points in cagey Clarke clashCanPL
A pair of late goals quickly cancelled one another out on Saturday in Edmonton, with Forge FC and FC Edmonton splitting points in a dreary 1-1 draw at Clarke Stadium.

Durham, DeRo Exit Playoff Hunt, While Woodbridge Confirms Post-Season StatusLeague1 Ontario
Durham, DeRo exit playoff hunt, while Woodbridge confirms post-season status following Friday and Saturday action in Matchweek 13 – the final weekend of matches in the women’s division.

Canada coach John Herdman still positive despite World Cup qualifying changesDelta Optimist
John Herdman has taken a few kicks in the teeth in recent weeks. But the Canadian men’s soccer coach remains optimistic about his team’s future despite last month’s shocking exit from the Gold Cup and the changing landscape of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifying format, which makes life more difficult for the 78th-ranked Canadian men.


Following a strong showing in USL Championship and Canadian Championship over the past week, Fury FC hit the road to face Memphis 901 FC on Saturday in the second face-off between the two sides this season. Despite controlling most of the game, Fury FC could not outscore its opponent and saw Memphis grab the win 2-0.

USL Championship Gameday Report: July 28, Week 21USL
Sunday’s action began with Loudoun United FC hosting and taking down defending champions Louisville City FC, 3-0, in a tense and physical match at Audi Field.

USL Championship Gameday Report: July 27, Week 21USL
Phoenix Rising FC set a USL Championship record with its 11th consecutive victory as it defeated Tulsa Roughnecks FC, while Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC earned a 4-2 win at the home of the Hartford Athletic.

Greenville triumphs as North Texas SC sees redSportsday
An early red card to North Texas SC’s Edwin Cerrillo kicked off a night that North Texas will hope to forget. The young defensive midfielder was booked for a reckless challenge to Greenville’s Maxwell Hemmings. Greenville’s low block forced North Texas to press further, tackle harder, and end up committing fouls the referees were all too willing to call.

TFC II in D3: Richmond Give Young Reds a Kicking in First Home LossNorthern Starting XI
Toronto FC II had every reason to be optimistic going into Friday’s game with Richmond. They were halfway through a five-game home stand and unbeaten in seven at the BTG. What’s more, the Kickers had been an even paler imitation of their former selves than usual in recent weeks.

Reading United stages comeback, wins in overtime to return to USL League Two finalBrotherly Game
Reading will travel to Flint, Michigan for the USL League Two final on Saturday night.


Reign FC ‘Welcome Back’ doesn’t go as planned in shutout loss to ChicagoGoal WA
Reign FC returned home with players from the recent World Cup and were greeted by a club record crowd of 7,479 on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon at Cheney Stadium.

Rapinoe on Confidence, Inspiration and Rejoining Reign FCReign FC
Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe has never shied from the spotlight—her talent, dedication and confidence have meant she’s never far from it, either. Rejoining the club following the U.S. Women’s National Team’s World Cup victory this week, Rapinoe knows that the spotlight on her, her club and the league is brighter than ever.

HOUSTON, WE HAVE ANOTHER LOSS: Sky Blue FC drop 10th of the season as Daly leads DashFront Row Sports
What was a two-game winning streak for Sky Blue FC has become a two-game losing streak for the National Women’s Soccer League side.

A once-dormant Utah Royals FC attack has come alive, but defense has lost sharpness in recent skidDeseret News
As Utah Royals FC’s inaugural season unfolded in 2018, it became evident the team was excellent defensively but struggled to create and connect on goal-scoring opportunities, even as United States Women’s National Team forward Christen Press was acquired midseason.

Women’s U19 European Championship: France 2-1 GermanyUEFA
France won their fifth title in their record tenth final, beating Germany 2-1 to lift the trophy in Scotland.

Megan Rapinoe is in celebration mode. And she’s got some things to say.NY Times
In purely competitive terms, Megan Rapinoe and the United States national women’s soccer team achieved a monumental victory at this summer’s World Cup — the squad was never seriously threatened. Yet what was happening off the field was perhaps even more significant.


Gareth Bale set to stay at Real Madrid as China move falls throughFour Four Two
Gareth Bale’s proposed move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning has fallen through and the Wales international is set to remain at Real Madrid.

Manchester United legend Patrice Evra confirms retirement from footballManchester Evening News
Patrice Evra spent eight years at Man Utd and won all there was to be won but now it’s for his next chapter.

Draw for African World Cup preliminaries confirmedESPN
The draw for the first round of African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup was made in Cairo on Monday, with the 28 lowest-ranked nations featuring.

Pressure mounts on Indian FA to resolve two-league top tier warInside World Football
The crisis in Indian football is deepening after All India Football Federation (AIFF) secretary general Kushal Das said that the federation will need time to implement the recommendation from a 2018 FIFA/AFC report to form a unified league.

Premier League friendly roundup: Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool all in actionNBC Sports
Three of the big six sides in the Premier League were in action on Sunday as preseason prepation progresses ahead of the start of the season.

Bolton & Bury: EFL ‘likely’ to suspend opening games if deadline not metBBC Sport
Bolton and Bury’s opening League One games are “likely” to be suspended if they do not meet a new English Football League deadline to provide evidence of their financial viability.

League Two 2019-20 season previewThe Guardian
Scunthorpe and Plymouth should be contenders after their relegation to a division in which Stevenage could be dark horses.

Match-fixing: Swedish betting markets suspended for second tier league Inside World Football
Following the suspension of all betting markets on the Swedish second tier following a series of match-fixing alerts, Svenska Spel has said the only solution to the problem is to suspend all betting, indefinitely on the league.

Inside Inter Milan’s Asia tour: Antonio Conte already feeling the pressureESPN
It was clear that word had spread around town that Inter were on the way back from their morning training session. All of a sudden, a crowd gathered outside the JW Marriott, the Philippe Starck-designed hotel where the team were lodging in Singapore. Tens of Inter fans hung around the foyer, an eclectic bunch of people for which the South Korean artist Lee Lee Nam’s seven-meter-high wall installation, popping and mixing in the entrance, felt like an analogy.

Hazard scores cover of EA Sport’s FIFA 20 gameInside World Football
Hazard will be the cover player for the FIFA 20 Standard Edition – he has previously been on the FIFA 15 and FIFA 17 covers. He takes over from Ronaldo who was on the cover of the FIFA 2019 edition after his move from Real Madrid to Juventus.

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