BC Soccer News, Monday, June 3, 2019



FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019


MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 1 Toronto FC 1, May 31, 2019BC Soccer Web
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Report and Reaction: Late drama finally breathes life into disappointing Canadian derby drawAFTN
It looked like late match heroics would give Vancouver Whitecaps a victory but an even later goal from Toronto FC snatched two points from the home side’s grasp in a 1-1 draw at BC Place on Friday night.

Ugly goal caps ugly game as Toronto FC force draw with WhitecapsSportsnet
It was a tie for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC, but a loss for Canadian soccer.

Toronto FC Must Stop the RotWaking the Red
It’s time for change. We all know that doing the same thing and hoping for a different result is the epitome of madness. This madness, our madness, has been in effect since the start of last season. The rot has set in and it must be stopped.

VIDEO: Thank you, Tony: A true Canadian soccer pioneerWhitecaps FC
Tony Waiters was inducted into the Whitecaps FC Ring of Honour on Friday night at BC Place.

Vancouver Whitecaps fail to Carpe DiemSoccer Shorts
The ancient Romans had a word (maybe the modern Romans do too I don’t know) anyway, the word was “Discrimen”, and it referred to the world’s first pizza delivery service which ultimately failed because the app kept crashing. Or was it the chariots that kept crashing? Contemporary reports are unclear.

Impact – To Not Turn Up For So Many Visitors, Most Impolite. Mount Royal Soccer
Everything was set for a perfect afternoon at Stade Saputo on Saturday. Beautiful weather, the Liverpool v Tottenham, Champions League Final projected on a giant screen before the on-field action, an almost full stadium and a good win against Salt Lake City a few days before, in the bank. Unfortunately, the Montreal Impact never ‘showed up’ against Orlando City SC.

‘I’m embarrassed’: Impact coach apologizes for team’s performance on SaturdayGlobal
Coach Remi Garde felt it was appropriate to apologize to Impact fans for Montreal’s “embarrassing” performance against Orlando City SC on Saturday.

Acosta strike gives D.C. United draw against EarthquakesThe Score
Washington – Luciano Acosta pounced on a rebound to score DC United’s 68th-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday, the shared spoils putting DC atop Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference standings.

NYCFC battle Columbus to 2-2 drawHudson River Blue
Midway through New York City FC’s game with the Columbus Crew last night, I was chatting with some of my fellow writers about my less-than-enthusiastic on the match — at this point, the Crew had just pulled ahead only moments after NYCFC equalized. Our very own Raf Rivera put it quite simply — the Crew are a “bogey team” for the Boys in Blue, much in the vein of the rival New York Red Bulls. No matter how good City are or how meandering the Crew are, the two always play close and competitive games against each other.

Trusty saves the day for Philadelphia Union with a late goal to beat Minnesota United 3-2The Brotherly Game
It took Ilsinho seconds to put a stamp on a game in need of a spark late when first touches on the ball after checking in ended in a cross Auston Trusty did well to collect with his left and finish with his right to give the Philadelphia Union a thrilling 3-2 win over Minnesota United on Sunday.

Providence Park Shines, But Timbers Fall to LAFC in Home OpenerPortland Mercury
After an eighteen-month renovation project, more than six months away, and a season-opening 12 game road trip, Providence Park re-opened on Saturday night in grand fashion as the Timbers returned home to face league-leading LAFC.

RSL coach Mike Petke has moved on from New York Red Bulls, but not the fansPro Soccer USA
Mike Petke said he will never forget the Red Bulls supporters, who chanted his name after New York defeated Real Salt Lake, 4-0.

FC Dallas Snaps Six-Game Winless Streak Against Seattle Sounders FCFC Dallas
After accumulating 19 points from the first nine matches of the season, FCD saw itself in a six-game slump, losing four and drawing two in that period. Different players were unavailable due to injury or international duty, but the team stayed persistent and didn’t shy away from the style of play or tactics it wants to execute every week.

Revs survive Ibrahimovic golazo to give Arena a winning debutSBI
In a game featuring posts, crossbars, and an impressive bicycle goal scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Bruce Arena secured his first win at the helm of the New England Revolution.

Atlanta United enters the break in a good placeAJC
Six months into his tenure as manager, this is Atlanta United under Frank de Boer as the team heads into the International break.

Bruce Arena builds front office staff as Onalfo joins RevolutionYahoo Sports
The New England Revolution announced on Sunday that the club hired Curt Onalfo as technical director, with Richie Williams brought on as assistant coach.

Watch every goal from Week 14 of the 2019 MLS seasonMLS
Catch up on all the goals you missed in Week 14, including a handful of epic strikes (take our word for it) that featured not one, but two bicycle kicks.





’20 minutes let us down’: Pacific lament HFX loss despite ‘composed’ showingPacific FC
Winless since April 28, and with plenty of time to prepare for this match, Pacific FC is now looking for solutions to new problems following a 2-1 defeat to HFX Wanderers FC on Saturday.

Carbon-copy champions? Sometimes the facsimile is even better as Centennial tops Fleetwood to repeat as B.C. AAA girls soccer champs!Varsity Letters
For the Centennial Centaurs, Friday’s B.C. AAA senior girls soccer title-game victory at Cloverdale Athletic Park was a virtual carbon-copy re-play of the 2018 game.

VIDEO: All Access: ‘Caps participate in prestigious FIFA Youth CupWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX, in partnership with BC Soccer, took part in the prestigious Blue Stars FIFA Youth Cup in Zürich, Switzerland on Thursday and Friday, finishing third thanks to a victory over Inter Milan.

Family of Delta Whitecaps prospect killed in crash launch scholarship in his nameGlobal
The family of a 19-year-old Whitecaps soccer prospect from Delta is launching a scholarship in his name. Brandon Bassi died following a car crash near 78 Avenue and 122 Street in Surrey on May 18. Six people were in the vehicle at the time, and three other people were injured.

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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Perea proving the difference as HFX Wanderers start to find their shapeAFTN
In the 65th minute, shortly after Kodai Iida was bundled down inside the six-yard box, referee Pierre-Luc Lauziere produced a moment of compelling amateur theatre. Ahead of him, The Kitchen bellowed. Below him, Iida pleaded. Either side of him, Pacific players protested. And his response? Nothing.

Eddies double the disappointment with loss to Valour FCEdmonton Journal
Remember the old Wrigley’s Doublemint commercial? “Double your pleasure. Double your fun.” That’s how FC Edmonton had hoped it would be. Instead it was a double downer for the former North American Soccer League franchise in only their second home game of the inaugural Canadian Premier League season.

Soccer star Davies supports his Edmonton friendsSudbury Star
So what does Alphonso Davies do on the morning of his third day of a four-day visit back home to Edmonton in from his rookie season with Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich? He went to a soccer game, of course.

Markham SC grad set to play beyond years at Women’s World CupYork Region
Jayde Riviere has proven quite capable of playing beyond her years. That probably is because the 18-year-old graduate of the Markham Soccer Club is accustomed to being the youngest player in the group since joining the Canada Soccer program.

Chill look to put 0-2 start in the past TB Newswatch
Team will open regular-season home schedule on Friday night at home against WSA Winnipeg.

Darby Dominant Over Durham, Nafar Leads London Over UnionvilleLeague1 Ontario
A Stefan Lemanna hat-trick led Darby FC to a strong 5-0 win over neighbours’ Durham United FA.

Darby Sinks The Strikers, Blue Devils Pummel North MissLeague1 Ontario
Darby FC pulled themselves off the base of the table with a strong win over the 2018 League1 Ontario finalists, Woodbridge Strikers.

Together We Rise: Canada Soccer announces squad for the 2019 Concacaf Gold CupCSA
Canada Soccer have selected their squad for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, the confederation’s championship that kicks off 15 June at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The biennial competition provides a tremendous opportunity for the Canadian squad as they face Concacaf’s top nations for the first time since reaching the Quarter-finals in 2017.

‘Be ready to play’: Herdman on depth of CanMNT Gold Cup squadCanPL
Canadian men’s national team coach John Herdman said he has all the “critical players” who can take Canada deep into the Gold Cup. With the likes of Atiba Hutchinson, Alphonso Davies, Lucas Cavallini, Junior Hoilett, Jonathan David and Jonathan Osorio on the roster, the big offensive guns are there.

Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame welcoming 4 new inductees, including soccer star Carmelina MoscatoMississauga.com
Soccer star Carmelina Moscato is one of four women who will be inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday, June 12.


Red-hot Mour Samb hopes to continue goal-a-game streak for Ottawa FuryOttawa Fury
Red-hot, riding a goal-a-game streak that now numbers three, Ottawa Fury FC fans can expect more from newfound offensive catalyst Mour Samb.

Red Wolves Draw 2-2 Against Toronto FC IIThe Chattanoogan
Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (3-4-3) drew against Toronto FC II (4-3-3) 2-2 at David Stanton Field on Saturday night.

El Paso Locomotive hand Tacoma Defiance first loss in three matchesSounder at Heart
At the start of Saturday night’s matchup between the Tacoma Defiance and El Paso Locomotive FC, it looked as if the Defiance would be run off the pitch by Locomotive’s quick passing and merciless press.

USL Championship Gameday Report: June 2, Week 13USL
Ottawa Fury FC rallied from an early deficit to extend its undefeated streak to six games and move up to fourth place in the Eastern Conference as the Charlotte Independence’s winless run deepened on Sunday afternoon.


Women’s Football World Cup 2019: Full match scheduleFrance 24
Here is the full calendar of matches for an exciting month of competition. All times local (GMT+2).

NWSL Saturday: Spirit go top of NWSL with win over RoyalsThe Equalizer
The Washington Spirit continued their remarkable start to the NWSL season defeating the Royals 2-0 on Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The win was the fifth in seven matches for a side that accrued only 11 points all of 2018, and it leaves them in first place ahead of next weekend’s league-wide bye.

Orlando Pride coach Marc Skinner says it will likely take time to earn wins if club avoids shortcuts – Pro Soccer USA
Orlando Pride coach Marc Skinner was not happy after his team suffered a 3-0 loss to the North Carolina Courage, but he said the team is being rebuilt the right way and winning matches will take time.

The Matildas’ band of sisters is ready to conquer the FIFA Women’s World CupABC
For the first time, Australia is sending a team to a football World Cup with a genuine chance of winning it.

7 players to watch this Women’s World CupSounder at Heart
You know the global stars already — get to know a few others who could shine this tournament.

2019 Women’s World Cup preview: Groups A, B and CNBC Sports
The Women’s World Cup begins Friday at the Parc des Princes in Paris, where hosts France will tangle with South Korea to kickoff a month-long chase for the honor of being crowned the best team in women’s football.

How legacy of 99ers lives on in current USWNTYahoo Sports
It may have been the most transformative traffic jam in sports history. On June 19, 1999, to many the day women’s soccer arrived in America, thousands clogged the concrete maze around Giants Stadium. They painted faces and torsos and cars, World Cup kickoff mere hours away. They grilled meat, hung banners, waved flags, juggled balls. And somewhere among them, amid the expectation-smashing overflow of humanity and automobiles, under a beaming North Jersey sun on that momentous afternoon nearly 20 years ago, was an 11-year-old Tobin Heath.

VIDEO: Women’s football: Far from an equal playing fieldFrance 24
This June, France is hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the biggest event in women’s football. In a special edition, we take a look, however, at how the women’s game still lags behind the men’s. We talk to the world’s best female footballer, Ada Hegerberg. In a surprise move, the female winner of the 2018 Ballon D’Or will not be taking part. The Norwegian striker tells Annette Young why she walked away in protest at what she calls the lack of respect for women players.

Reggae Girlz are bringing their own style to France 2019Inside World Football
Last time Jamaica were in a World Cup final tournament in France was in 1998 when the Reggae Boyz instantly won hearts and minds as every football fan’s favourite second team. Now it’s the Reggae Girlz turn to bring the athleticsm and joy in the style only Jamaicans can.

Wildcat to Thorn: A journey to fandomThe Equalizer
“Come the f*** on!” I half-mutter, half-yell from Section 105 at Providence Park. “It’s okay. They aren’t even close to the goal.” My husband Josh reassures me. My daughter Mavis grabs my arm, eyes serious. “Mama! Stop cursing.” She admonishes me when my language turns blue, but at least she’s stopped trying to cover my mouth with her grubby, Sprite-sticky hand. “Sorry, guys,” I say with a shrug then return my attention to the field, to the ball being batted around expertly by my athletic obsession of the past three years, the Portland Thorns.


Liverpool celebrates Champions League win with bus paradeThe Star
Half a million fans welcomed Liverpool back to Merseyside as the team paraded its Champions League trophy through the city centre on Sunday.

Liverpool drew on ‘heartache’ of past failures to triumph, says SturridgeThe Guardian
Daniel Sturridge has described how the “heartache” of past European final defeats proved an invaluable lesson for Liverpool’s Champions League triumph in Madrid.

Champions League 2018-19: The greatest tournament ever?BBC Sport
With dramatic comebacks, an all-English final, a wonderful Ajax team and some unlikely heroes, it is a season which will live long in the memory.

Reyes’ family, friends pay respects at funeralESPN
​Family, friends and former teammates paid their respects to footballer Jose Antonio Reyes, whose funeral was held in his home town of Utrera, Spain, on Monday morning, following his death in a car crash on Saturday.

Tunisian club win African title after final abandoned over VARFrance 24
Esperance won the CAF Champions League in Tunisia Saturday after Wydad Casablanca refused to continue playing on 60 minutes because VAR was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser.

CAF’s ‘corporate’ crisis makes its way pitchside as CL finalists Wydad walk out after 60minsInside World Football
The image of African football, already tarnished by a series of FIFA bans of former senior officials and allegations surrounding current leader Ahmad Ahmad, suffered a damaging blow on the field Saturday when the showpiece final of the continent’s top club competition was sensationally abandoned after Wydad Casablanca of Morocco refused to continue in protest of VAR not being employed.

Dijon retains place in Ligue 1 thanks to ugly goalkeeping errorNBC Sports
Dijon, who missed out on Ligue 1 safety by two points, has survived with top-flight status after all thanks to a 4-2 aggregate win over Ligue 2 side Lens in the two-legged promotion-relegation playoff.

Antonio Conte named Inter Milan coachRD News Now
Antonio Conte was named Inter Milan coach on Friday, returning to Italian club soccer for the first time since leaving Juventus in 2014.

France beat Bolivia 2-0 in friendly winFrance 24
Antoine Griezmann scored as France eased past Bolivia 2-0 in a friendly in Nantes on Sunday, ahead of the world champions’ resumption of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

Friendly fixtures and results during European QualifiersUEFA
Teams are also playing exhibition fixtures during qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020; track the results.

U-20 WC: Italy and Colombia seal first quarter-final spotsFIFA
Italy and Colombia became the first teams to clinch quarter-final places on Sunday as the Round of 16 kicked off at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019.

Hellas Verona promoted to Serie A after playoff win over CittadellaSportsnet
Hellas Verona will be back in Serie A next season after a one-year absence after beating nine-man Cittadella 3-0 in the second leg of their promotion playoff on Sunday to win 3-2 on aggregate.

Football over until August? Not a chance… here’s what’s to come this summerBBC Sport
There’s no men’s World Cup or European Championship this summer, so not much to look forward to until August, right? Right? Wrong. So wrong.

Michel Platini rages from the sidelines as Infantino stands to keep Fifa crownThe Guardian
The banned former Uefa president claims there was a plot to stop him taking top job at Fifa but says he has no regrets.

New handball, goal kick, and free kick rule changes now into effectNBC Sports
The new rule changes implemented by the International Football Association Board are now into effect. These rule changes, announced back in March, include tweaks to free-kicks, goal kicks, drop balls, handballs, and penalties.

Inside Union Berlin’s raucous two-day promotion party after reaching Bundesliga for first timeESPN
Union Berlin’s first-ever promotion to Bundesliga has given fresh hope to a lot of football fans across Germany. Last Wednesday, a two-day marathon of a party ended at Die Alte Försterei, the club’s unique stadium sat in the woods of Berlin’s district of Köpenick, following a nearly 10-mile open-boat tour from the heart of the German capital to the club’s home ground.

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