BC Soccer News, Monday, March 11, 2019






Episode 328 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Utah Saints And Sinners)AFTN
A lot was lost this weekend. Not just an hour’s sleep or three points, but also faith in VAR, or what faith we had left in PRO officials running it.

VAR, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing for the Whitecaps in controversial loss at RSLAFTN
When you lose a game of football because the opposition was simply better, you can live with that. Somewhat. It still pisses you off and ruins your weekend, but there’s at least some solace there. When you lose because of your mistakes, that’s frustrating. But when you lose three points because of the incompetency of the officials, simulation, or a combination of both, then that’s just anger inducing.

Real Salt Lake 1, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 | 2019 MLS Match RecapMLS
Albert Rusnak struck from the penalty spot midway through the first half to help lead Real Salt Lake to a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Real Salt Lake 1, Whitecaps 0: Improving Caps cut down by controversial penalty kickThe Province
The Vancouver Whitecaps’ glass should remain half full after their 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

Whitecaps FC acquire Iraqi international left back Ali Adnan on loan through end of JuneWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Saturday that the club has acquired Iraqi international left back Ali Adnan on loan through the end of June. Adnan is the first-ever Iraqi-born player in Major League Soccer.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Still PointlessSoccer Shorts
At least the 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake on Saturday afternoon did just about enough to convince us that this was both still the same old Whitecaps and yet also something quite new.

MLS: Sporting KC goes wire to wire, Atlanta United pipped by CincinnatiNBC Sports
Atlanta United was moments away from putting a disappointing start to the season to bed, but in a moment, that all washed away, and the worries remained as the defending champions slumped to a 1-1 draw.

Dynamo down Impact with late goalCBC
Mauro Manotas scored in the 86th minute and the Dynamo beat the Montreal Impact 2-1 on Saturday in Houston.

LAFC routs Timbers 4-1 for second win in a row to open MLS seasonLA Times
No one in the LAFC locker room has forgotten that last year’s record-setting expansion season ended in a first-round playoff loss. Nor has anyone forgotten how painful that loss was.

How much have the New England Revolution changed?Pro Soccer USA
Columbus Crew SC became the first team since 2006 to defeat the New England Revolution in a home opener at Gillette Stadium. The Crew out-dueled the Revs at every turn in a 2-0 victory on Saturday afternoon.

Goalkeepers stand out as D.C. United, NYCFC battle to scoreless drawBlack & Red United
D.C. United had chances, but their first away game of the season ended with a 0-0 draw at New York City FC. Despite a lack of possession throughout the match, United forced NYCFC’s goalkeeper, Sean Johnson, to complete three magnificent saves. The Black-and-Red managed moments of brilliance in the offense, but needed Bill Hamid to come up with three top saves of his own to secure a point.

VIDEO: LA Galaxy Lose Without Zlatan, Minnesota Win AgainBeIn
FC Dallas took full advantage of LA Galaxy being without Ibrahimovic, while Minnesota United thumped San Jose Earthquakes to stay perfect in the new MLS season.





SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM


VISL Results – March 8-10, 2019BC Soccer Web
What an exciting weekend in VISL Jackson Cup 1/4 Final action! We now have semi final games all set up, here is how it came to be.

Women’s soccer announces first 2019-20 recruitTRU Wolfpack
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team is starting to unveil their recruiting class for the 2019-20 season.

The 2019 BC Soccer Web Super Schedule of Soccer in BC – BC Soccer Web
With so much soccer happening in BC this year, it’s getting tougher to keep track of the big matches and your favourite teams. BC Soccer Web has you covered! Here, in one spot, are the combined schedules for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Pacific FC, TSS Rovers and Highlanders FC. We’ll also be adding the WPSL teams, along with the marquee matches from the amateur ranks as those dates become set, so keep coming back for the latest updates.

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.





SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019, 3:00 PM


Peruvian Juan Diego Gutiérrez can’t wait to get started for HFX Wanderers in what he feels will be a fast, attacking, and “dynamic” CPLAFTN
If things work out as Stephen Hart and HFX Wanderers expect them to, Juan Diego Gutiérrez is going to sell a lot of shirts this season.

York9 FC signs former Vaughan Azzurri goalkeeper Colm VanceLeague1 Ontario
Vance, 26, last played for Vaughan Azzuri in League1 Ontario in 2018, earning two clean sheets in six matches playing alongside current York9 teammates Daniel Gogarty, Austin Ricci and Justin Springer.

Wheeldon Jr.: Cavalry nearing deal for ‘exciting’ Central AmericanCanPL
While fellow western CPL clubs Pacific FC and FC Edmonton deserted their training grounds this weekend to build character and familiarity in the great outdoors, Cavalry FC brass opened camp in the Stampede City with one eye on Central America.

Calgary soccer team marks end of season with a special memorialCTV News
A local soccer club is celebrating the end of its indoor season by remembering the life of a young teammate who recently lost his battle with cancer.

Ontario urging feds to legalize single event sports bettingToronto Sun
Currently, Ontarians can legally use the OLG’s Pro-Line betting system but have to place a bet on a minimum of three games, what is called parlay style betting, and have to get all three outcomes correct to win.

The mathematics behind soccerThe Varsity
Third-year U of T math and physics student Abdullah Zafar is collaborating with Sport Performance Analytics Inc. to study the mathematics behind team movements in soccer.


It was finally here: the first match of the 2019 USL Championship season was at their feet and the Ottawa Fury FC lads were ready to show their new form in Charleston against the Battery on Saturday evening . After an evenly balanced battle, Fury FC closed out week 1 of the season by securing its first crucial point with a 1-1 draw.

Sellout Crowds Smash Championship’s Week 1 Attendance RecordUSL
Powered by sellout crowds at the four USL Championship expansion clubs hosting their inaugural matches over Saturday and Sunday’s action, the league welcomed a record 90,189 fans across 17 games – kicking off the biggest season in the Championship’s history with a bang.

El Paso Locomotive FC pay for mistakes in 3-1 loss to OKC Energy in debut soccer gameEl Paso Times
The El Paso Locomotive FC lost its inaugural match against Oklahoma City Energy FC 3-1. Aaron Montes, El Paso Times.

‘Really unique, really cool, really vibrant.’ Pro soccer could thrive in Boise.Idaho Statesman
Jeff Eiseman sees professional soccer as the next step in Boise’s sports evolution — and, perhaps, even the catalyst for what could come in the distant future.

San Diego Sockers, fans mourn death of former exec Jack DaleyABC 10
From 1981 to 1984, Daley was a managing partner for the Sockers, and prior to that, general manager of the Toronto Metros from 1971 to 1973 and then NASL Seattle Sounders from 1974 to 1981.


U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Sues U.S. Soccer for Gender DiscriminationNY Times
Twenty-eight members of the world champion United States women’s soccer team significantly escalated their long-running fight with the country’s soccer federation over pay equity and working conditions, filing a gender discrimination lawsuit on Friday.

USSF-employed Ellis backs players in pay fightESPN W.
United States women’s national soccer team coach Jill Ellis voiced support for her players Saturday after 28 members of the reigning World Cup champions filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday.

Boca beats Lanus in landmark Argentine women’s soccer matchOttawa Citizen
Argentina’s Boca Juniors women’s soccer team hammered Lanus 5-0 in La Bombonera Saturday in a landmark game that was the first time an official women’s tournament match was played in the legendary stadium.

Women’s Premier League in Kenya gets a big pushFIFA
With a population of more than 52.2 million people, Kenyans are known to be extremely passionate about football and the potential for women’s football to develop in such an extended African territory is tremendous.

Marc Skinner: Orlando Pride’s identity in transition — in more ways than oneThe Equalizer
Two days before the opening of Orlando Pride preseason, Marc Skinner sat in the supporters’ section at the Orlando City SC home opener. The home side fell behind 2-0 before giving the sellout crowd a thrill by rallying to secure a 2-2 draw.

Limerick ‘much improved’ from last season says RooneyIrish WNL
Limerick manager Dave Rooney remained a positive figure despite his side’s 6-3 defeat against Galway in their Só Hotels Women’s National League opener in a rain-swept Markets Field on Sunday afternoon.


Arsenal beats Man United 2-0 to go 4th in Premier LeagueNational Post
Arsenal ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unbeaten run in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday to leapfrog its rival into the top four.

Raheem’s hat trick does the trick for Manchester CityThe Star
Raheem Sterling’s second-half hat trick helped Manchester City build a four-point lead atop the English Premier League on Saturday.

La Liga: Madrid struggles early in win, Valencia prevails lateNBC Sports
Real Madrid weathered a Real Valladolid penalty miss, two opposing goals ruled out by VAR, and an eventual opener for the hosts, before finally rising up to a 4-1 win at Estadio Jose Zorrilla. While Karim Benzema scored twice in the second half in the comeback win.

PSG were given a rare rest in Week 28, but there were plenty of thrills and spills, with LOSC cementing their grip on second, Mario Balotelli scoring against former club Nice, and Monaco extending their unbeaten run.

Serie A: Napoli scraps to draw, Inter tops SPALNBC Sports
Napoli failed to restore its eight-point lead over AC Milan in the Serie A table as Carlo Ancelotti’s squad required an 86th minute goal to earn a 1-1 road draw at Sassuolo.

English soccer field invasions see players punched, pushedMedicine Hat News
In a moment of malice, a pitch invader punches a player. In an apparent attempt to join goal celebrations, a fan pushes an opposition player.

Players must shun pitch invaders or risk more on-field attacksNBC Sports
Over the past few years, pitch invaders have become a constant bane of stadium security in the game across the world. The stewards guard the sideline and give chase when needed, but the publicity received often sways those bold enough to jump the fence.

Liverpool goalkeeper Shamal George hurt in alleged racially motivated attackThe Guardian
Merseyside Police are investigating an alleged racially motivated attack on the Liverpool goalkeeper Shamal George.

Kenyan soccer official believed dead in Ethiopia plane crashLondon Free Press
Hussein Swaleh, the former secretary general of the Kenyan soccer federation, was due to return home on the Ethiopian Airlines flight after working as the match commissioner in an African Champions League game in Egypt on Friday.

Fifa facing urgent calls to investigate Qatar World Cup bid claimsThe Guardian
Fifa is facing calls to launch an urgent investigation into a secret $100m TV deal offered by Qatar’s state-run broadcaster al-Jazeera three weeks before it awarded the 2022 World Cup to the country.

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