BC Soccer News, Monday, July 30, 2018






Davies delights with a double double as Whitecaps show their prideAFTN
A whirlwind week for Alphonso Davies ended with a two goal and two assist performance against Minnesota United to lead Vancouver Whitecaps to a 4-2 victory in a barnstorming match at B.C. Place on Saturday evening.

Whitecaps’ Davies begins farewell tour with performance to rememberSportsnet
This is going to be one heckuva goodbye.

Whitecaps 4, Minnesota 2: Enjoy Alphonso Davies while you canThe Province
It’s looking like that $22M US Bayern Munich spent on Alphonso Davies might just be a bargain.

Alphonso Davies, 17, shows he might be worth the risk for Bayern MunichWashington Post
If Bayern Munich had any second thoughts about spending up to $22 million in transfer fees last week on a Canadian teenage attacker with no MLS goals before this year, they were put to rest in a ferocious and spectacular performance Saturday at Vancouver’s BC Place.

‘When it all goes right’: Canada’s Alphonso Davies is living the dreamThe Guardian
A prodigy since making his Major League Soccer debut as a 15-year-old in July 2016, his journey is a modern fairy-tale. Victoria and Debeah Davies lived in the Liberian capital of Monrovia and had already survived one civil war when the bullets and bloodshed started up again. They had two choices: pick up a gun and try and protect themselves or escape.

Alphonso Davies pays the price for his dazzling display vs. LoonsThe Province
Alphonso Davies’ newly fattened wallet is probably a little thinner today, while his Vancouver Whitecaps teammates will also be a little plumper.

‘Caps celebrate Pride Night with proud performanceWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps (8W-9L-5D) celebrated Pride Night with a proud performance at BC Place as they defeated Minnesota United FC (9W-12L-1D) by a 4-2 score line.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Happy DaysSoccer Shorts
The big question following on from the Alphonso Davies transfer to Bayern Munich was how the player himself would react to the move.

TFC regains some swagger in big win over Chicago FireCBC
The real Toronto FC stood up Saturday, blanking the Chicago Fire 3-0 in a game that brought back memories of its 2017 championship season.

The Ballad Of Jon And Oso — What’s best for Osorio?Waking the Red
One of the brightest lights in an otherwise overcast season has been Brampton’s own, Jonathan Osorio. Last night was further proof.

Martinez inches closer to MLS scoring record as Atlanta tops Impact 2-1CBC
Tired legs from a heavy schedule and west-coast trip may have left the Montreal Impact easy prey for Atlanta United scoring machine Josef Martinez.

MLS Week 22: Toronto shuts out Chicago, Portland beats HoustonUS Soccer Players
MLS Week 22 continued with Toronto FC shutting out Chicago and Seattle beating NYCFC. Portland also picked up three points with a home win over Houston. In DC, United’s new captain Wayne Rooney broke his nose during their win over Colorado.

Zlatan hat trick gives LA Galaxy 4-3 win over Orlando City SCLast Word on Soccer
LA Galaxy got a massive win in an action-packed game against Orlando City SC on Sunday night. Despite going down three times, a Zlatan hat trick won the day for the home side.

Canadian Mark-Anthony Kaye fractures ankle in L.A. derbySportsnet
Canadian midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye’s breakthrough season with Los Angeles FC appears over with a broken ankle suffered in Thursday’s derby match with the L.A. Galaxy.

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Long-lost B.C. soccer trophy found, in a garageVancouver Sun
From 1914 to 1947 the Mainland Cup was the pinnacle of B.C. soccer. “There wasn’t a formal provincial championship, so if you won the Mainland Cup, you were essentially the top team in B.C.,” explains Jason Beck of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. “For a 40 year period, it was the most significant soccer trophy in B.C.” But it disappeared in the late 1940s, and nobody had a clue what happened to it.

Burnaby-based Africa club takes Nations CupBurnaby Now
It was a breakthrough victory for a perennial contender at the 39th annual Nations Cup.

Tourney run a success for Burnaby’s Serbian teamsBurnaby Now
Team Serbia pushed the envelope and made a statement. The soccer nation’s Canadian spawn reached three finals at the Nations Cup in Richmond — a B.C. tournament that presents a World Cup-like format for descendents from various countries — and while didn’t win, were up for the challenge.

UBC men’s soccer open tryout – August 2018UBC
UBC men’s soccer will host open tryouts in August.

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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Wanderers win shootout thriller over Fortuna DusseldorfChronicle Herald
The Halifax Wanderers FC Atlantic Selects beat the heat and their German opponents in an international friendly at the Wanderers Grounds on Saturday.

Calgary Foothills FC beat Chicago FC United, advance to PDL championship finalTSP
Ali Musse’s 57th minute goal was enough to carry Foothills FC to the 2018 PDL championship match – the club’s second PDL final in three years. And Foothills FC’s head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. had nothing but praise for his goal-scoring forward after the game.

Foothills, FC Edmonton are already showing CanPL to beware Alberta’s teamsthe11.ca
The Canadian Premier League is still working on finalizing how domestic players will be allocated throughout the league. But, boy, the two Alberta teams are already sending warning shots to the rest of the league.

Childhood teammates realize university soccer dream togetherCBC
After playing soccer together almost all of their lives, three friends from Fredericton will form a new addition to the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds soccer team in the fall.

FC Winnipeg Lions join all-time greatsWinnipeg Free Press
The FC Winnipeg Lions continue to climb the ranks as one of Manitoba’s greatest soccer clubs. The Lions beat Winnipeg Lucania 3-2 Saturday at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex to win the men’s provincial championship.


Fury has no answer for Louisville Edmonton Journal
There has to be a reason why Louisville City FC is the reigning United Soccer League champions. And the Ottawa Fury FC may have fallen victim to a championship team just rounding into top form for a run down the stretch and into the post-season.

Match Recap: Toronto FC II vs. Nashville SCTFC
On a perfect night for footy Toronto FC II pulled out their first win of the season with a complete team performance in the 2-0 victory over a veteran Nashville SC side.

Report: USL side Cincinnati acquires Adi, Alashe from MLS clubsNBC Sports
Taylor Twellman is reporting that FC Cincinnati is loading up for the end of their final USL season while preparing for life in Major League Soccer.

Eastern Conf. Notes – Rittmeyer Makes Breakthrough for BatteryUSL
As brightly as the Charleston Battery’s Nico Rittmeyer has played at times this season it was no surprise when the second-year midfielder finally produced his first professional goal on Saturday night in the side’s 3-0 victory against the Richmond Kickers at MUSC Health Stadium.


Matildas praised after thrilling 1-1 draw with top-ranked USA at Tournament of NationsAdelaide Now
Australia’s women’s football side came agonisingly close to upsetting the USA on their own home turf in a gripping 1-1 draw at the Tournament of Nations.

Japan women lose to Brazil at Tournament of NationsKyodo News
Japan lost 2-1 to Brazil in the Tournament of Nations on Sunday, suffering their second-straight defeat in the round-robin competition featuring four of the world’s top women’s soccer teams.

North Carolina Courage defeat Lyon, win inaugural ICCThe Equalizer
Heather O’Reilly scored a first-half goal and the North Carolina Courage got a sterling performance from Sabrina D’Angelo — and some intervention from the woodwork — to slay the European champions 1-0 and win the inaugural women’s event at the International Champions Cup.

REPORT: Wexford Youths 2-1 Galway WFCIrish WNL
A stunning late goal from Emma Hansberry earned Wexford Youths a hard-fought win over a tenacious Galway outfit in their Continental Tyres Women’s National League Cup semi-final in a blustery Ferrycarrig Park.

REPORT: Peamount United 3-0 UCD WavesIrish WNL
Amber Barrett and Aine O’Gorman added further strikes in the second half to see off UCD Waves in their semi-final at Newcastle.

Liverpool senior side given rebrand ahead of new seasonLiverpool Echo
Liverpool Ladies have had a name-change and will be known as Liverpool FC Women for the new season.

Barca women tooled up with record 3-year Stanley shirt dealInside World Football
Barcelona’s women’s team have secured the biggest shirt sponsorship deal to date for a women’s team, according to the club. Stanley Black & Decker have become the team’s first shirt sponsor in a 3-year deal starting this season.

S. Korea aiming high in women’s football at Asian GamesYonhap
Four years after failing to capture the Asian Games gold on home soil, South Korean women’s football team will take aim at the ultimate prize in Indonesia next month, its head coach said Monday.


World Cup 2022: Qatar bid team accused of secret campaign to sabotage rivalsBBC
The Sunday Times claims to have seen leaked documents that show the Qatari bid team employed a US PR firm and ex-CIA agents to smear its rivals – mainly the United States and Australia.

Qatar denies sabotage accusations as focus again switched back to 2010 biddingInside World Football
Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid team have categorically denied new revelations claiming they ran a covert campaign designed to sabotage rival bidders, specifically the United States and Australia.

FIFA urged to carry out investigation of Qatar World Cup bid allegationsESPN
FIFA should investigate allegations that the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team ran a campaign to undermine rivals, a British Member of Parliament has said.

Liga MX wrap: Mozo magic helps Pumas win thriller vs. NecaxaNBC Sport
Week Two of the Apertura is nearly complete, and the soccer authorities deemed us worthy of a thriller at Olympic Stadium.

Juan Carlos Osorio, Mexico Were a Failed Relationship, Doomed from the StartSI.com
Well, he’s out. After becoming Mexico’s 12th head coach in the span of nine years and the team’s first ever Colombian, Juan Carlos Osorio leaves his post as manager.

Cameroon confirm talks with former England manager ErikssonBBC Sport
Cameroon have confirmed discussions with former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson to take over as coach of the Indomitable Lions.

Fulham sign Aleksandar Mitrovic and close in on Swansea’s Alfie MawsonThe Guardian
Fulham have signed Newcastle United forward Aleksandar Mitrovic for a reported £22m fee after he impressed on loan earlier this year, helping the West London club seal promotion.

Ouédec: ‘China has to be seen to be believed’Ligue 1
Nicolas Ouédec, a Ligue 1 Conforama with FC Nantes in 1995, spent three seasons playing in the top flight in China, where Saturday’s season curtain raiser the Trophée des Champions will be contested by PSG and AS Monaco.

‘Sin bins’ to be enforced at grassroots level from 2019/20 seasonYahoo Sports
The Football Association (FA) has announced that it intends to permanently enforce temporary dismissals – more commonly known as ‘sin bins’ – at the grassroots level of the game from the 2019/20 season onward.

Cryptocurrency and football: the future or too volatile to be trusted?The Guardian
A team in Gibraltar will pay players in cryptocurrency as football delves into the innovation in the financial sector.

Neymar admits exaggerated reactions at World Cup in adSportsnet
Neymar used a sponsor’s ad to admit he exaggerated some of his reactions after being fouled during the World Cup in Russia. The video, published Sunday and broadcast on several Brazilian TV networks, features the striker accepting criticism for the first time and promising to pick himself up.

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