BC Soccer News, Monday, May 13, 2019



FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019, 7:00 PM


MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, Portland Timbers 0, May 10, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Whitecaps to the max as fired up Fredy helps ‘Caps chop down TimbersAFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps continued their “hot” streak at BC Place on Friday night. defeating Cascadian rivals Portland Timbers 1-0 thanks to an early goal and a solid defensive display that kept the visitors at bay.

Montero scores early as ‘Caps defeat rivals for their second straight winWhitecaps FC
Fredy Montero’s early goal was the difference at BC Place on Friday evening as Vancouver Whitecaps FC defeated rivals Portland Timbers 1-0 in a Cascadia derby match.

Vancouver Whitecaps Defend Deep and ProsperSoccer Shorts
Wait? What? You want something about the Whitecaps 1-0 victory over Portland at BC Place on Friday evening and you want it to somehow segue in to a planet that doesn’t exist?

MLS scores, highlights, updates: Atlanta United stays hot as Pity Martinez nets winnerCBS Sports
MLS action this weekend may have just taught us two things — LAFC is the best team in the league and Atlanta United is back. A wild weekend of action saw Saturday’s nine games bring fans 27 goals, while Atlanta won its rivalry match on Sunday.

Paul Arriola dials one up for dad, lifts D.C. United over Sporting KCWashington Post
To honor his mother, D.C. United’s Paul Arriola arrived at Audi Field on Sunday wearing a white T-shirt featuring a photo of her posing with him at a U.S. national team match.

Instant gratification in Damet’s debut snaps FC Cincinnati’s winless skid – SBI
Nippert Stadium was once again a happy place for FC Cincinnati on Saturday, as an emotional week for the club ended in a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Impact.

Roldan’s early strike lifts Sounders past Dynamo 1-0Seattle PI
For the second straight week, Cristian Roldan proved his teammates wrong who have continued to give him grief for where he’s scored most of his goals.

On a cold and wet night in the Windy City, the home side came out with a blistering attack that propelled them to an early lead. The Loons failed to find a rhythm offensively and would suffer a 2-0 defeat to the Fire.

Black & Gold Derby: Columbus Crew SC 0, LAFC 3Angels on Parade
Los Angeles Football Club grinded out a 3-0 victory over the Crew Saturday night in Columbus. Though this continued the now eight-game unbeaten streak, late goals from Adama Diomande and Carlos Vela secured LAFC’s first win in the last three weeks.

NYCFC defeat LA Galaxy 2-0 in shut down performanceHudson River Blue
New York City FC were dealt a good test on Saturday when they were to travel all the way to the West Coast and take on the Zlatan Ibrahimovic-led LA Galaxy. Despite the fact that LAG were coming off of a two-game losing streak, NYCFC needed to be at their very best in order to take point off of a team that is — statistically speaking — one of the better squads in MLS right now.

Jeff Larentowicz becomes 5th player in MLS history to record 400 regular season appearancesDirty South Soccer
Atlanta United midfielder Jeff Larentowicz logged his 400th MLS appearance on Sunday afternoon against Orlando City SC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Larentowicz came on in the 76th minute for Pity Martinez.

Watch every single goal in MLS from week 11 of the regular seasonMLS
There were plenty of great goals to be had across 16 games in Week 11 of the MLS regular season. In case you missed one, check all of them out here!

MLS Launches First League Channel on Free Pluto TV Streaming ServiceSport Techie
Major League Soccer has launched its first 24-hour channel on Pluto TV’s free streaming service. The MLS channel will not carry live games but will air recent replays, condensed and classic matches, highlights, studio analysis, and documentary-style programming.




SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019


Edmonton, Pacific end scrappy affair in scoreless drawPacific FC
A rough match that saw both sides elect to take more conservative approaches, the scoreless result is the first in CPL’s short history.

‘Give them credit’: Paulus highlights set piece opportunities in Pacific stalemateCanPL
After FC Edmonton and Pacific FC played to the first 0-0 draw in Canadian Premier League history, Eddies’ coach Jeff Paulus heaped praise on the players in the opposition backline.

‘You don’t realize how hard it is to win a trophy,’: Pacific FC set to make Canadian Championship debut on WednesdayPacific FC
Pacific Football Club will take a midweek break from Canadian Premier League action as they enter the annual Canadian Championship, Canada’s domestic soccer tournament against Cavalry FC on May 15 at Westhills Stadium.

CCB stun Rino’s Tigers with early offensive blitz to claim first BC Provincial Cup crownAFTN
CCB LFC United struck early and often to stun VMSL rivals Rino’s Tigers and lift their first BC Provincial A Cup with a 4-1 victory in Nanaimo on Sunday afternoon.

Highlanders Open Season With Hard-Fought DrawHighlanders FC
Victoria Highlanders FC (0-0-1) welcomed Lane United FC (0-0-1) to Centennial Stadium, May 10th for their Home Opener. An entertaining match throughout, the home side opened the scoring early, but Lane United responded midway through the second half leading to a 1-1 final after 90 minutes.

Soccer scholarship excites Surrey’s Zohar, who came to Canada as a refugee from BangladeshSurrey Now-Leader
Ali Zohar has had about a month to let it all sink in – that’ll he be off to a place called Highland Heights, Kentucky, to play soccer this coming fall.

Local Whitecaps product to play for Kings UniversityNelson Star
Michaela Anderson is a Grade 12 student at L.V. Rogers and a senior member of the Kootenay Whitecaps’ Caps to College program. On the back of two very successful showcase tournament performances in Seattle and Vancouver, she was approached by a number of universities and colleges across the country. After considering many factors, she has chosen The King’s University in Edmonton to continue her soccer and educational career and will join the Eagles for pre-season in August.

Passeri taking soccer skills to West Van FCWilliams Lake Tribune
A Williams Lake soccer player is taking her talents to the Lower Mainland’s West Van Football Club Metro Soccer League team for the 2019/20 season.

Newshounds digging up Vernon Women’s Open Division Soccer winsVernon Morning Star
Infonews Newshounds continue to roll in the North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Open Division.

White beats Blue in all-Vernon U12 soccer matchVernon Morning Star
Vernon White beat Vernon Blue 3-1 in the Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League’s Vernon U12 boys derby at Marshall Field.

Kelowna edges Vernon accountants in 45+ men’s soccerVernon Morning Star
Kelowna Soccer United shot out to a 3-0 lead and held on to beat Vernon Bosman Accounting 4-3 in Capri Insurance Okanagan Oldtimers 345+ Soccer League action at MacDonald Park.

WLYSA kicks into gear with spring, summer seasonWilliams Lake Tribune
Now in its second week of play and going full steam ahead, Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association officials said some new ideas have received mostly positive feedback.

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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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FC Edmonton and owner Tom Fath usher in new eraEdmonton Journal
Under a cloudless Alberta sky on a 23C degree Mother’s Day, the most entertaining study at the nil-nil Canadian Premier League home opener might have been FC Edmonton owner Tom Fath.

Nico Pasquotti scores in 95th to lift Cavalry FC to third straight winSportsnet
Nico Pasquotti scored the go-ahead goal in the 95th minute as Cavalry FC beat Forge FC 2-1 on Sunday in Canadian Premiere League action.

Valour FC enjoy 1st home celebrations with win over HFXCBC
A tepid first half turned into a back-and-forth second at IG Field, as Valour FC finally got a taste of victory at home in Winnipeg courtesy of a 1-0 result against visiting HFX Wanderers FC, with Scottish-born Canadian striker Calum Ferguson scoring his first goal to earn all three points on Saturday.

Canada wins 4-3 on kicks to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019CSA
Canada qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 after winning 4-3 on kicks from the penalty mark over Concacaf rivals Costa Rica. After 120 minutes in the Florida heat with no winner from a 1:1 draw, Canada won their ticket to the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time in six years.

Canada qualifies for FIFA U-17 World Cup in dramatic penalty shootout winKamloops Matters
Defender Gianfranco Facchineri converted his spot kick to give Canada a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Costa Rica on Sunday to reach the semifinals of the CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship and qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Six ‘Caps help Canada qualify for FIFA U-17 World Cup Whitecaps FC
Canada defeated Costa Rica 2-1 after a penalty shootout on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.

Pro Stars Take Down Sigma, Masters, Vaughan Dominate, And North Miss Grabs First WinLeague1 Ontario
Pro Stars FC took home a big win on Saturday, taking down perennial top side, Sigma FC, in Brampton, while Vaughan and Masters put in dominant performances over Unionville and Toronto Skillz.

Larissey Leads OSU To 13 Goal Blitz While London And Unionville Held At Two A Piece League1 Ontario
OSU Force Women smashed North Mississauga SC with an astonishing scoreline of 13-0 at Quinn’s Pointe, Ottawa. In an even more incredible turn, player Clarissa Larisey scored nine goals!

Chill play waiting gameChronicle Journal
An earlier start to the USL Two regular season is not going to affect how Giovanni Petraglia puts together his new-look Thunder Bay Chill.

Newfoundland and Labrador U18 boys soccer team was consistently good at Atlantic ShowcaseThe Telegram
Newfoundland and Labrador was nothing but consistent in finishing first in the boys’ division in the Atlantic Under-18 Soccer Showcase held over the weekend in Halifax.


Coach likes direction Fury are headedOttawa Sun
His current Ottawa Fury FC are already starting to remind their head coach of the Swope Park Rangers of 2016 and 2017 and that can’t be a bad thing.

Match Recap: Toronto FC II vs. South Georgia Tormenta FCToronto FC
A stoppage time winner from Charlie Dennis was the difference as Tormenta FC picked up all three points on Saturday night versus Toronto FC 2 at Erk Russell Park.

MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance falls 4-1 to Portland Timbers 2Sounders FC
Tacoma Defiance (2-9-0, 6 points) on Sunday dropped a 4-1 decision to Portland Timbers 2 (5-2-3, 18 points) in Tacoma. The match was the first at Cheney Stadium for Defiance since April 1 following a five-game road swing. Defiance will play three of its next four contests at home.

Nashville SC sets record for goals in gameNashville Post
Two early taliles from leading scorer Daniel Ríos sends the club on its way to a 5-1 triumph Saturday.

NM United finish in a 2-2 draw with El Paso on SundayKRQE
The New Mexico United took on the El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday in El Paso, TX. This was a battle between two inaugural season teams, and this game on Sunday night would end in a 2-2 draw.

USL Championship Gameday Report: May 12, Week 10USL
New Mexico earned a hard-fought draw against El Paso but were overtaken by Portland for the Western Conference lead after T2 pulled away from Tacoma, while Fresno also took a comfortable road win against the Galaxy II to jump up to third during Sunday’s action in the USL Championship.

USL Championship Gameday Report: May 11, Week 10USL
Reno 1868 FC took the first meeting of the season with Sacramento Republic FC, Nashville and Louisville rebounded from defeats in their last outings, Las Vegas earned its second consecutive win and Loudoun United racked up its second victory of the season in Saturday night’s USL Championship action.


An ugly night ends in Portland’s favorThe Equalizer
Rain had been threatening Orlando City Stadium all evening, and when the clouds finally rolled in a minute and a half into second-half stoppage time, with the Portland Thorns ahead of the Orlando Pride 3-1, and the ref blew the whistle not to call the game but to signal a weather delay, it was the perfect ending to a strange, sloppy game that consisted for long stretches mostly of chaotic half-clearances, missed passes, and senseless fouls.

NWSL Saturday: Houston gives Utah first loss of seasonThe Equalizer
A Rachel Daly double helped Houston to be the first team to take points off Utah this year, even as the Dash finished the game a player down.

Mewis shines as USWNT downs South AfricaSBI
The U.S. Women’s National Team kicked off its May friendly schedule with a 3-0 win over South Africa on Sunday in Santa Clara.

Melbourne Victory’s Christine Nairn wins Julie Dolan Medal at Dolan Warren AwardsW-League
Christine Nairn from Melbourne Victory has capped off a stellar season by claiming the Julie Dolan Medal, which was held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney tonight.

Bonsegundo heading up Argentina’s new waveFIFA
“I’ve seen the goal many times and it gives me goose bumps. There are so many emotions you go through when you watch it and remember it. It was unique.”

Copa de la Reina final sees record viewership in SpainSportsPro Media
Telecinco hits a 2.8 million peak with 1.6 million average for women’s soccer showpiece.

Women’s World Cup trophy arrives in France for 9-city tourInside World Football
With less than a month to go before the Women’s World Cup June 7 kick-off in France, the trophy is the first arrival in country and will begin a national tour.


Manchester City seals Premier League championship repeat on final dayThe Star
All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners’ medal is placed around his neck. It happens a lot.

Guardiola, Man City cement their spot in historyNBC Sports
“Do you remember that Manchester City team under Pep Guardiola? Wow.” That will be a conversation in 2045. No doubt.

The wait goes on: Elusive league title evades LiverpoolVancouver Sun
For about 20 minutes on an afternoon of extraordinary highs, lows, twists and turns at Anfield, Liverpool thought the wait could finally be ending.

Liverpool can challenge Man City again – Mark LawrensonBBC Sport
The only time Anfield was flat on Sunday was when the Liverpool fans heard Manchester City had gone 3-1 up against Brighton.

Roma beats champion Juventus 2-0 in bid for top 4 spotLondon Free Press
Roma kept its bid to qualify for the Champions League very much alive with a 2-0 win over Italian champion Juventus in Serie A on Sunday.

Week 36 review: UCL for LOSC; Guingamp downLigue 1
LOSC all but guaranteed their place in next season’s Champions League group stage in beating Bordeaux, but Guingamp’s six-year stay in the French top flight came to an end with a draw at Rennes.

Chris Hughton: Brighton sack manager after 17th-placed finish in Premier LeagueBBC Sport
Brighton have sacked manager Chris Hughton after the Seagulls finished 17th in the Premier League.

RB Leipzig keep the title wolf from the door in Bundesliga for one more weekThe Guardian
Bayern’s battle with Dortmund for the title goes into the final day, which would make victory even sweeter for either side.

Getafe loses to Barca, drops out of Champions League spots London Free Press
Getafe lost 2-0 to Barcelona on Sunday, dropping out of the qualification places for the Champions League with one round left in the Spanish league.

UK government vows to take on Saudi pirates BeoutQ with ‘robust attack’Inside World Football
The on-going battle against rogue Saudi Arabia-based pirate broadcaster BeoutQ that has seen the Saudi channel steal thousands of hours of sports and entertainment programming is causing government concern with a committee of UK Parliamentary MPs now calling for a “robust attack” on the channel.

French soccer looking to stop homophobia in stadiumsCanada.com
The French soccer league has set up an action plan to tackle homophobia in its stadiums, a system that will pave the way for judicial sanctions against abusive fans.

Crystal Palace condemn racist comments aimed at club doctorBBC Sport
Crystal Palace have condemned the “disgraceful” incident in which a club doctor was racially abused before the Eagles’ win over Bournemouth on Sunday.

New FIFA player contract rules aim at stability and clarify termination conditions Inside World Football
Recently introduced legal moves designed to improve the financial relationship between clubs and players will act as important milestone in contractual stability, according to one of FIFA’s top legal experts.

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