BC Soccer News, Monday, June 24, 2019





MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Colorado Rapids 2, June 22, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Episode 347 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Anything That You Want – Vancouver v Colorado, Gold Cup, and Women’s World Cup)AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps were back at it on Saturday night. We look back at the 2-2 draw with Colorado Rapids and hear from ‘Caps coach Marc Dos Santos. It was another two points dropped at home though. Can the ‘Caps make those up on the road and what will the second half of the MLS season hold in store for them? We look at all that and a lot more.

Report and Reaction: ‘Caps comeback kills early Rapids fireAFTN
It looked as though the extended break would come to bite the Whitecaps once again when they fell behind early but they fought back to earn a point in a 2-2 against Colorado Rapids at BC Place on Saturday night.

Punishing road trip may compound Whitecaps’ dropped points at homeThe Province
The next 31-day, nine-game stretch has the potential to make or break the Vancouver Whitecaps season.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with ColoradoChilliwack Progress
Yordy Reyna scored on a free kick in the 80th minute as the Vancouver Whitecaps battled back from an early two-goal deficit for a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids Saturday.

Whitecaps fail to ride the RapidsSoccer Shorts
Two of the many truisms of football are that returning players always do well against their old club, and whenever a coach says his team need a break, and then they get said break, the team return playing worse.

Prodigy Mohanad Ali, veteran Ali Adnan among 72 players suspended from Iraq national team for age fraudFox News Asia
Forging of birth certificates is nothing new in Iraqi football, but the most recent age fraud scandal is signalling a crisis for the Iraq national team with the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup Joint-Qualifiers just around the corner.

MLS Week 16: Big win for PortlandUS Soccer Players
The 2019 MLS season resumed after a week off for the Gold Cup. The LA Galaxy shook off their US Open Cup exit with a 2-0 shutout at FC Cincinnati. Emmanuel Boateng put the Galaxy up in the 12th with Favio Alvarez doubling the lead in the 15th. David Bingham kept the clean sheet with three saves.

TFC’S Westberg has lived up to his end of the bargain Toronto Sun
The problem is, since joining TFC in March from Auxerre, the Reds have gone into a major funk and, in most games Westberg has started, his club has either had trouble scoring or made key mistakes that have cost them goals.

Ulloa: “We know the fans are hurting”SBI
Nobody had a blueprint for exactly how hard FC Cincinnati’s short runway to its inaugural MLS campaign was going to be. In no small part, the franchise’s fan base throughout its USL years played a big factor in the fast track to becoming Major League Soccer’s 24th team.

VIDEO: Watch every goal from Week 16 of the 2019 MLS seasonMLS
Check out every goal from Week 16 of the 2019 MLS regular season.




SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019


FC Edmonton ends goal drought by defeating Pacific FC 3-1 at WesthillsTimes Colonist
The casual fans among the 4,069 in attendance Sunday afternoon at Westhills Stadium might have been surprised to learn FC Edmonton had not scored in its previous six soccer games and 587 minutes in total.

Tomi Ameobi, Oumar Diouck lead FC Edmonton over Pacific FCSportsnet
Tomi Ameobi and Oumar Diouck scored in the first half as FC Edmonton beat Pacific FC 3-1 on Sunday in Canadian Premiere League action.

2019 Premier Cup Provincial Finals wrap-up in SurreyBCSA
Surrey United played host to the 2019 Premier Cup Provincial Championships at Cloverdale Athletic Park, in what turned out to be a fantastic weekend of soccer, weather, culture, and spectator support!

Victoria Highlanders FC (5-2-1) welcomed Calgary Foothills FC (5-3-2) to Centennial Stadium, June 23rd for the finale of their weekend series. The Highlanders, looking to bounce back after dropping the first match of the weekend, received second half goals from Goteh Ntignee and Shun Takano on their way to a 2-1 win at home.

Whitecaps Academy Report: U-15s wrap-up season with 4-1 victoryWhitecaps FC
The Whitecaps FC U-15 team, part of the BMO Academy System, wrapped up the end-of-season showcase with a 4-1 win over Concorde Fire on Sunday.

Fun comes first at year end Prince Rupert youth soccer tournament Northern View
Tournament at Charles Hays lets kids showoff what they learned during the year, take on parents too.

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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MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019, 12:00 PM PT







SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019,


Canadian women expect tight struggle against Sweden at Women’s World CupChilliwack Progress
The last time Stephanie Labbe faced Sweden, she led Canada to a 6-5 penalty shootout win for third place at the Algarve Cup.

Greatness is in their grasp – time for Canada’s World Cup women to repay supportersGlobe and Mail
The next few days will define a certain special relationship and that relationship is the one between this country and Canada’s women’s soccer team.

Canada, Sweden coaches talk before Monday’s showdown at Women’s World CupGlobal
Sweden looked to kill Canada with kindness Sunday in the buildup to their round-of-16 showdown at the Women’s World Cup.

CanWNT Scouting Report: A quick guide to SwedenWaking the Red
Canada’s women’s national team will resume their commitments in the 2019 Women’s World Cup today when they face Sweden in their round-of-16 tie, eyeing a second straight quarter-final appearance.

Labbe grabbing her opportunityFIFA
A veteran FIFA Women’s World Cup goalkeeper and one of Canada’s lead players, Stephanie Labbe is back for her third World Cup, but this time as part of the starting line-up. Restricted to a role as back-up for both Germany 2011 and the 2015 finals on home soil, Labbe has had to bide her time. In a bitter-sweet turn of events, injury to Erin McLeod gave her the chance to be a World Cup No1. In any case, her Women’s World Cup debut was long overdue.

Canada thrashes Cuba to advance to Gold Cup quarterfinalsSportsnet
Canada cleared the first hurdle at the Concacaf Gold Cup without any problems. But much tougher challenges are ahead for the Reds.

Two hat tricks key Canada at CONCACAF Gold CupThe Star
Coach John Herdman couldn’t be happier about the state of Canadian soccer. “Our Canadian football system is starting to produce players,” Herdman said. “That’s exciting, seeing those youngsters coming through.”

Canada Playing Like A 2022 World Cup Team — That’s Good News For MLS, Concacaf And FIFAForbes
Nine days into the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup one thing is abundently clear: this is not the same old Canada.

Cavalry’s Spring Season title celebrations put on ice with 1-0 loss to Forge FCAFTN
After an 11-game unbeaten run in the Canadian Premier League and Voyageurs Cup, Cavalry FC tasted defeat for the first time in their inaugural season on June 22, courtesy of a 1-0 loss to Forge FC at Spruce Meadows.

HFX fails to finish away, Y9 stays scoreless at homeCanPL
York9 FC failed to score for a second home match this week, playing to a 0-0 draw against HFX Wanderers FC at York Lions Stadium on Saturday.

CBU women’s soccer team to travel to England to train with Leicester CityCBC
A Cape Breton soccer team is taking its talents across the Atlantic. Cape Breton University Capers women’s soccer team has been invited by Leicester City F.C. to train and play against its women’s professional team.

Darby’s Sears Sinks Masters And Determined Durham Get Win In OttawaLeague1 Ontario
Darby’s Jack Sears helped snap Masters winning streak, while Unionville found a way past Aurora on Saturday of Matchweek Eight.

London Holds Off Aurora As Durham, Unionville Oshawa Find The Matchweek 8 WLeague1 Ontario
Durham United FA found a big win in Ottawa on Matchweek 8, while Unionville Milliken took their second straight win in as many weeks.


Late goal salvages draw, extends Fury FC point streak to nine gamesCanada.com
Wal Fall’s goal in the 81st minute allowed Ottawa Fury FC to extend its undefeated streak to nine matches with a 3-3 draw against host Nashville SC in United Soccer League Championship action on Saturday night.

USL Championship Gameday Report: June 23, Week 16USL
Austin Bold FC collected another Copa Tejas win after defeating Rio Grande Valley FC, 1-0, at H-E-B Park on Sunday night.

USL Championship Gameday Report: June 22, Week 16USL
The Tampa Bay Rowdies got back to winning ways after a narrow 2-1 defeat over Bethlehem Steel FC at Goodman Stadium saw them pick up three points for the first time since June 1. Elsewhere, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and Indy Eleven picked up home wins over New York Red Bulls II and Atlanta United 2 respectively, while Louisville and Charlotte produced a one-all draw at Slugger Field.


Amandine Henry edges France past Brazil and into quarter-finalThe Guardian
Captain Amandine Henry steered hosts France into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with the extra-time winner against Brazil.

England keep cool against Cameroon with Norway nextBBC Sport
It was one of the more remarkable England games of any World Cup finals but, on an already hot and humid evening in Valenciennes, the Lionesses somehow kept their heads cooler than everyone around them to reach the quarter-finals.

Brewing VAR powder keg blows up at Women’s World CupToronto Sun
Good luck FIFA getting the monster back in its cage. In an effort to satisfy a vocal minority, the governing body of soccer have ruined the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the majority with their employment of Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Phil Neville on Cameroon VAR mess: “It didn’t feel like football”NBC Sports
An awkward, emotional, and occasionally cringe-worthy 90 minutes was played in Valenciennes. It was hard to watch at times as decision after decision went against Cameroon and their players grew increasingly emotional.

Key USA pair Morgan and Ertz fit to face SpainBBC Sport
Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz are fit for Monday’s last-16 Women’s World Cup game against Spain in Reims, says USA head coach Jill Ellis.

U.S. isn’t underestimating Spain’s rise in soccerLA Times
The rest of the world is catching up to the U.S. women’s soccer national team. That progress hasn’t shown up on the scoreboard yet, where the Americans have lost one game in the last 23 months. But with domestic leagues growing around the globe and national federations increasing their investments in women’s soccer, the level of play in the Women’s World Cup has never been better.

Dark horses vie for final last-eight berthsFIFA
The Round of 16 comes to a close on Tuesday with two tough-to-predict ties. Italy’s inventive attack goes up against China PR’s miserly defence while the Netherlands and Japan – both dangerous outsiders in the title race – clash in Rennes.

France 2019: Nigerian women stage sit-in to force FA to pay bonuses Inside World Football
Nigeria’s players briefly refused to leave the team hotel after their elimination from the women’s World Cup on Saturday in the latest protest over pay bonuses.

VIDEO: Football fans bring boom times to French city of Le HavreFrance 24
Thousands of football fans will descend on the French port city of Le Havre this week as it prepares to host a quarter-final match of the Women’s Football World Cup. Cashing in on the sport are local businesses.

Linari: We’re making Italy proud of women’s footballFIFA
Having topped a group that included Australia and Brazil and booked their first FIFA Women’s World Cup knockout match since 1991, Italy have a strong case for being considered the surprise package of France 2019.

‘Cry at the beginning and smile at the end’: Brazil great Marta issues rallying cry to future starsCNN
Brazil great Marta delivered an emotional message to the next generation of Brazilian players after the South American team was knocked out of the Women’s World Cup Sunday.

Sam Kerr: Australia captain could make January move to Europe following Women’s World Cup exitBBC Sport
Australia captain Sam Kerr could move to Europe in January – with England’s Women’s Super League among the potential options for the 25-year-old.

Reign FC Defeat Chicago Red Stars 1-0Vavel
Jessica Fishlock’s goal in the 80th minute earned the Reign three key points on the road.

Orlando Pride see first win of the season from an own goal by Sky Blue FCProst Amerika
Sky Blue FC fell 2-1 to the Orlando Pride, who saw their first victory in Week 10 of the NWSL season. The Pride scored the first goal of the match and while Sky Blue scored the equalizer, the visiting side managed to find the back of the net to finally see a victory from their side.


Rafael Benitez out as Newcastle’s managerNBC Sports
Rafael Benitez will leave his role as Newcastle United’s manager this weekend.

Sergio Aguero on target as Argentina reach Copa America quarter-finalsFour Four Two
Argentina are through to the Copa America quarter-finals after a 2-0 victory against Qatar saw them secure second place in Group B.

Gold Cup: Mexico, Canada win to finish 1st, 2nd in Group A NBC Sports
A roundup of Sunday’s action from the final round of Group A play at the 2019 Gold Cup.

Grp B: Haiti and Costa Rica battle for top billingInside World Football
It’s a winner-takes-all Group B showdown in New Jersey on Monday with one huge extra incentive for Costa Rica and Haiti – avoiding big-hitters Mexico in the last eight.

Uganda upsets DR Congo, Nigeria edges out Burundi, Madagascar wins first point everFrance 24
Uganda ended a 41-year wait for an Africa Cup of Nations victory when they upset the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 Saturday in a Group A match in Cairo.

Hosts Egypt beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in Africa Cup of Nations openerFrance 24
Mahmoud Trezeguet handed hosts Egypt a winning start to the Africa Cup of Nations with the only goal of Friday’s opening game against Zimbabwe in a high tempo start to the tournament.

San Siro to be demolished by Inter, AC MilanESPN
AC Milan and Inter Milan are planning to knock down San Siro and build a brand new stadium together on the same area of land, according to the Rossoneri’s president Paolo Scaroni.

Dani Alves to leave PSG but defender has not revealed future plansThe Guardian
Dani Alves has announced that he is leaving Paris Saint-Germain, although the 36-year-old did not reveal his future plans.

Real Madrid sign Jose Antonio Reyes’ sonESPN
The son of the late Jose Antonio Reyes, Jose Reyes Lopez, has signed for Real Madrid. The 11-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a contract with Los Blancos, the club where his father played on loan in the 2006-07 campaign and helped them win La Liga.

Meet the U21 EURO semi-finalists: Germany join SpainUEFA
Finalists in 2017, Spain and Germany are the first teams through to the Under-21 EURO last four.

India falling in favour of ISL as country’s top tier leagueInside World Football
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has said its executive committee will decide future of the domestic game and the on-going division between the I-League and the Indian Super League. The governing body is expected to name the ISL as its top-tier league.

Tahiti qualify for fifth consecutive Beach Soccer World CupFIFA
World beach soccer heavyweights Tahiti have qualified for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 after defeating Solomon Islands 4-3 in the final of the OFC Beach Soccer Nations Cup.

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