BC Soccer News, Monday, June 10, 2019




SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019, 7:00 PM



Friendly vs. Daejeon an ‘unbelievable experience’ for ‘Caps Development SquadWhitecaps FC
A youthful Vancouver Whitecaps FC Development Squad fell 3-1 to Daejeon Citizen FC on Saturday in front of a boisterous crowd of 24,194 at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium.

Match Report: Vancouver Whitecaps U23s vs Daejeon CitizenEighty-Six Forever
This is a mid term, not a report card. This game was a big test because it’s probably the highest level. It’s a good measuring stick of how ready these players are for the pro level. But this is just one game. If someone played badly today it doesn’t necessarily mean they are a bust.

International Duty: Inbeom goes 90 for South Korea in victory over AustraliaWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Inbeom Hwang went the full 90 minutes for South Korea in a 1-0 win against Australia on Friday. The international friendly match was played at Busan Asiad Stadium.

TFC salvage point on Jordan Hamilton’s late equalizerCBC
The young Canadian duo of Jordan Hamilton and Ryan Telfer combined to provide a better ending than the way Toronto FC’s match was progressing against Sporting Kansas City on Friday.

MLS Rewind: Union fight back to edge Red Bulls, Rapids win, and moreSBI
With international fixtures headlining the weekend schedule, only three matches took place in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

Report: Galaxy look to buy Pavon, let Boca Juniors keep stakeYahoo Sports
This could be some sort of brilliance from the LA Galaxy, a miniature version of what Atlanta United did with Miguel Almiron. The Galaxy are said to be willing to purchase 70 percent of much-desired Cristian Pavon for $12 million, putting the 23-year-old Boca Juniors playmaker and nine-times capped Argentine on the books for his former coach, Gulleirmo Barros Schelotto.




FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019


Victoria Highlanders FC (3-1-1) traveled to Swangard Stadium to take on Vancouver TSS FC Rovers (2-3-1) in the first leg of the Juan De Fuca Plate on Friday, June 7th. The Highlanders walked away with a 1-0 win with the only goal of the game coming off a Victory Shumbusho penalty shot.

TSS Rovers supporters putting their dollars where their hearts areVancouver Sun
The road to the pros is a narrow one for aspiring Canadian soccer players. The TSS Rovers’ mandate is to give an opportunity for development to those who might otherwise be left by the wayside.

Vancouver Island FC a magnet for women’s soccer talentSooke News Mirror
The club aims to take advantage of the south Island’s reputation as a hotbed of sporting talent but needs community support for it to become an established vehicle for women athletes.

Pacific FC soccer star to train with Canada national team Victoria News
Pacific FC’s Noah Verhoeven has been invited to train with the Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team for the remainder of the pre-tournament camp they are currently participating in.

EA FIFA 20: Meet the Vancouver designers who built the world’s biggest sports video game franchiseGlobal
Back in 1993 while working for Electronic Arts, Jan Tian was the lead programmer for FIFA International Soccer, the company’s first soccer video game. Through multiple iterations, the game evolved into EA FIFA, the best-selling sports video game franchise of all time.

Power Soccer in BC SportAbility BC
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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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MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019, 12:00 PM PT



Canada ready to kick off FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 against CameroonCSA
An exciting summer of soccer officially begins Monday with Canada’s opening match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. On the world’s biggest stage, Canada will be striving for their best-ever performance under the banner “Together We Rise” with every match broadcast live back home on CTV, TSN and RDS.

Sinclair eyes all-time scoring mark as Canada opens playFox Sports
Christine Sinclair is already considered Canada’s most decorated soccer player, and with four goals in this Women’s World Cup she would become the sport’s all-time international top scorer, too.

Nobody does it better. Canada’s Christine Sinclair is peerless in front of goalMedicine Hat News
As fifth-ranked Canada prepares to open its 2019 World Cup campaign against No. 46 Cameroon on Monday, Sinclair is on the verge of soccer history. The veteran forward from Burnaby, B.C., who turns 36 on June 12, is just four goals from surpassing retired American Abby Wambach’s world record of 184 international goals.

Christine Sinclair (still) isn’t interested in discussing that scoring recordThe Equalizer
Match day is finally here for Canada, who will take on Cameroon at Stade de la Mosson as both teams look to kick off World Cup Group E action with massive win.

Canadian soccer women ‘more talented than we have ever been’The Star
Christine Sinclair’s near 20-year tenure with the Canadian women’s national soccer team has been a roller coaster, as the program navigated the typical ups and downs that come with development.

Fleming, Zadorsky provide extra reasons to follow World CupLondon Free Press
The Canadian women’s soccer team will need a lot of help from London to win the World Cup this month. Midfielder Jessie Fleming and defender Shelina Zadorsky are expected to be in the lineup for the fifth-ranked squad in their opening game against No. 46 Cameroon Monday, 12 p.m. PT in Montpellier, France.

Canada’s Desiree Scott gearing up for 3rd Women’s World CupSportsnet
When Canada takes to the pitch versus Cameroon on Monday in France, it will mark Desiree Scott’s third FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance.

Chill blank WSA Winnipeg for first win of seasonTB Newswatch
The Thunder Bay Chill finally found the win column. Marco Kuemmerle and Justin Earle spotted the home side to a 2-0 lead at Fort William Stadium on Saturday night and Luka Glusevic added an insurance tally in the 75th to lead the Chill to a 3-0 clean sheet over visiting WSA Winnipeg.

Alliance, Sigma Nearly Toppled By North Miss, Windsor, While Aurora Dismantle DurhamLeague1 Ontario
Alliance FC were forced into comeback win by a snarling North Miss Panthers side to preserve their position at the top of the men’s table, while Aurora showed their early-season form will continue with a dominating 5-0 win over Durham.

Canada Soccer announces disciplinary action after Canadian Championship QR2 Match 5CSA
Canada Soccer announced allegations that Forge FC and Cavalry FC failed to ensure their players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion after the final whistle in the Canadian Championship second qualifying round on Tuesday 4 June 2019 will be heard by the Canada Soccer Disciplinary Committee. Sanctions include, but are not limited to, a financial penalty, deduction of points, and/or exclusion from the competition.

Sanoh leads P.E.I. F.C. to victoryJournal Pioneer
Ibra Sanoh scored three times Saturday to lead SoccerStop P.E.I. F.C. to a 5-1 victory over Fundy United in McCain New Brunswick Premier Soccer League action.

Saint John Field House on schedule to open in SeptemberGlobal
The Greater Saint John Field House is expected to open in under three months. The sports and recreation facility, including turf fields, a running track, multipurpose and meeting rooms, and daycare space, is designed to bring some outdoor activities inside, especially during winter months.


Scrappy comeback for draw in Pittsburgh thrills Fury FC coachOttawa Sun
Ottawa Fury FC is poised to take a run at a franchise record that once seemed unbeatable.

USL Championship Gameday Report: June 9, Week 14USL
After going behind midway through the first half, Nashville SC responded quickly to turn things around and extend its unbeaten streak to five games with a 4-1 victory over Bethlehem Steel FC on Sunday evening at McCarthy Stadium at La Salle University.

USL Championship Gameday Report: June 8, Week 14USL
Two goals from Dre Fortune helped North Carolina FC hand the Tampa Bay Rowdies their first loss of the season in a 3-1 victory on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium. Elsewhere in the East, Callum Irving’s stoppage-time penalty save helped Ottawa Fury FC extend its unbeaten streak to seven games with a come-from-behind 2-2 draw against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, while the Charleston Battery, Hartford Athletic and Louisville City FC earned wins on home turf.

Recap: Toronto FC II vs. Lansing IgniteToronto FC
Toronto FC II opened the scoring in the 29th minute following a corner kick. Patrick Bunk-Andersen picked up the loose ball after Lansing failed to clear the corner and served a long ball towards the back post from the right side. Matthew Srbely nodded the ball back across the six to Shaan Hundal who calmly finished from three yards out. The goal was Hundal’s second in two games.


Australia Women shocked by late Italy winner at World CupESPN
Barbara Bonansea scored twice to give Italy a surprise, last-gasp 2-1 victory against Australia in their opening Group C game at the women’s World Cup on Sunday.

England 2-1 Scotland: Phil Neville says Lionesses ‘long way’ from winning World CupBBC Sport
England head coach Phil Neville said his team have a “long way to go until we start talking about winning the World Cup” after they began their campaign with a 2-1 win over Scotland.

Cristiane hat trick propels Brazil at Women’s World CupThe Star
Cristiane scored all three goals and Brazil spoiled Jamaica’s first Women’s World Cup match with a 3-0 victory on Sunday.

Hosts France thrash South Korea 4-0 in Women’s Football World Cup openerFrance 24
Hosts France laid down a marker in the opening game of the women’s World Cup as towering defender Wendie Renard scored twice in a rampant 4-0 win over South Korea to kick off the tournament in style in Paris on Friday.

American players integrating well with Cameroon’s national teamWindsor Star
Estelle Johnson and Michaela Abam are two English-speaking players on the Cameroon women’s national team who admit they need work on their French.

The new faces of the NadeshikoThe Equalizer
Across Japan, the second Monday of every January marks seijin no hi — Coming of Age Day — the moment when those turning 20 are legally recognized as adults and given the right to, among other things, drink, drive, and smoke. When Japan departed for France this week for the World Cup, they did so with two members of the squad who have yet to experience that day and a further dozen who have only done so only within the past few years.

The rise and stall of women’s football in Japan The Guardian
Japan have played in the last two Women’s World Cup finals but the women’s game is still not fully embraced at home.

The Fate of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team May Rest on One Remarkable MidfielderSlate
Why do-it-all dynamo Lindsey Horan is the USWNT’s most important player this World Cup.

Women’s World Cup 2019: Record 6.1m watch England beat Scotland on BBC TVBBC Sport
England’s win over Scotland in the Women’s World Cup on Sunday was the UK’s most watched women’s football match of all time, drawing a peak of 6.1m viewers on BBC television.

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduleSportsnet
Results and upcoming matches at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.


Portugal beat the Netherlands to win first Nations League titleFrance 24
Portugal has won the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament, beating the Netherlands 1-0 in Sunday’s final for its second title in three years.

Inaugural Nations League surpasses most expectationsNBC Sports
The Estadio do Dragao was still filled as Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates congratulated each other and waited for the trophy presentation after Portugal won the UEFA Nations League title.

Euro 2020 qualifiers: Jonny Evans wants history-making win against BelarusBBC Sport
Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans has called on his team-mates to make history by beating Belarus in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday.

USMNT’s pitiful loss to Venezuela highlights disheartening realities of U.S. programYahoo Sports
The United States men’s national team got embarrassed on Sunday by a country that has never made the World Cup.

Turkey upset world champs France with a 2-0 home winFrance 24
World champion France was given a cold shower on Saturday in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Turkey, who kept up pressure throughout the game for a 2-0 home win and placed itself in the lead in Group H.

Manchester United make £40m bid for Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-BissakaThe Guardian
Manchester United had an opening bid worth in excess of £40m for Aaron Wan-Bissaka rejected by Crystal Palace this month and are weighing up whether or not to make an improved offer for the England Under-21 international.

Gold Cup: 6 MLS dark horses primed for a breakoutMLS Multiplex
The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup has come again, and with the opening match kicking off Saturday, June 15 between Canada and Martinique at the Rose Bowl. There are plenty of talented players who will be hoping to make their name during the tournament. But which from Major League Soccer could look to breakout during this summer’s competition?

Griezmann urges patience as future is decidedESPN
Antoine Griezmann has told French TV show Telematin that he knows which he club he wants to join, but asked for “patience” while his future is decided.

Montenegro sack Serbian Tumbakovic for refusal to turn up for Kosovo qualifierInside World Football
Tumbakovic had reportedly come under pressure from the Serbian authorities in Belgrade which does not recognise the independence of Kosovo. Serbia-born players Filip Stojkovic and Mirko Ivanic also pulled out of the game.

U20 World Cup Matchday Preview: Four teams, one dreamFIFA
A first-time winner is guaranteed on 15 June as the four sides left in contention at Poland 2019 all go in search of a maiden FIFA U-20 World Cup triumph.

Spain and Portugal buddy up for 2030 World Cup bid but no mention of MoroccoInside World Football
Battle lines have been drawn in the race to stage the 2030 World Cup with the Spanish FA confirming, after months of speculation, that they and Portugal are seriously considering making a joint bid.

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