BC Soccer News, Monday, May 6, 2019



FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019


Blooming marvellous! Late Rose winner gives Vancouver victory in emotional rollercoaster in ColoradoAFTN
The Battle at the Bottom. The Clash of the Cellar Dwellers. The toilet bowl. Whatever tag you wanted to give it, Vancouver Whitecaps’ match in Colorado on Friday night against the Rapids was a game between two teams really struggling to find some form and consistency, and desperately in need of some kind of spark to ignite their season.

‘Caps battle to first road win in back-and-forth tilt against RapidsWhitecaps FC
It was a game of firsts, as Lucas Venuto and Andy Rose opened their ‘Caps accounts, and head coach Marc Dos Santos claimed his first road victory in a 3-2 win over Colorado Rapids on Friday.

Rose’s Whitecaps game winner shows good things happen to good peopleStandard-Freeholder
He fractured his face and had a concussion. He couldn’t even wear a protective mask to speed his healing, so Andy Rose spent seven weeks on the sidelines, watching, learning and waiting for his chance to shine. It came Friday.

Colorado Rapids: Conor Casey inspires little confidenceMLS Multiplex
Anthony Hudson has been fired and now Conor Casey has been named the new Colorado Rapids manager. This move does little to inspire confidence that the season can be salvaged.

Week 10 started on Friday with Vancouver beating Colorado 3-2 on the road. Fredy Montero opened the scoring for the Whitecaps in the 16th minute, assisting on Lucas Venuto’s goal in the 26th. Kei Kamara converted penalties for Colorado in the 38th and 53rd minutes. The Rapids went a man down in the 77th with a red card to Diego Rubio for violent conduct. Andy Rose scored for Vancouver in the 87th minute.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Time is not on their sideSoccer Shorts
One of the great things about soccer is that even games of a low standard can be gloriously entertaining. Penalty box skirmishes, hilarious defending and professional athletes looking as physically coherent as drunken schoolchildren trying to trap an otter in an oil drum. The Whitecaps recent victory in Colorado just about fits in to that category but what, if anything, can we extrapolate from that game?

Atlanta United shuts down Sporting KC, 3-0Wyandotte Daily
Sporting Kansas City’s injury-stricken line-up continued to struggle, dropping Friday night’s home game against Atlanta United 3-0.

Toronto FC coach Vanney expects Pozuelo to keep ringing up the assistsToronto Sun
It was incredibly hot at Orlando City Stadium for Saturday’s match between the host Lions and Toronto FC. But that’s not the only reason why the Orlando players were sweating.

Second-half surge helps Union remain top of EastSBI
The Philadelphia Union were frustrated after 45 minutes of soccer on Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium. They were tied with the last place team in the Eastern Conference, and once again not playing their best in an opening half of a match.

Impact are really starting to miss Ignacio PiattiCanada.com
You can’t win a game if you don’t score a goal and you can’t score if you don’t get any shots on target. That describes what happened to the Impact on Saturday as they lost 2-0 to New York City FC in front of 16,961 fans at Saputo Stadium.

Revolution 1, Union 6: Revs fall apart in second halfThe Bent Musket
The New England Revolution were a part of another shoot out, as they lost 6-1 to the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.

Timbers Polish Off Salt Lake for Third Straight WinPortland Mercury
Riding a two-game winning streak, back in their favorite road venue, the Portland Timbers entered Saturday night’s meeting with Real Salt Lake in a positive frame of mind.

FC Cincinnati’s Fanendo Adi criticizes club for lack of on-field identityCincinnati.com
Generally, FC Cincinnati’s collective demeanor is a calm one but forward Fanendo Adi departed from that on Saturday to make what he obviously felt was a necessary point. A few points, actually.

MLS and All-Star Game: In a league of growth, stagnation remainsMLS Multiplex
MLS announced Thursday that this year’s All-Star Game opponent is Atletico Madrid. The news is exciting, but there’s room for skepticism; the league may be growing, but stagnation remains.

Every MLS club’s needs before the primary transfer window closesPro Soccer USA
Nearly a third of the Major League Soccer season is done and the league standings have begun to separate the contenders from the pretenders. While there’s still plenty of time for teams to improve — or regress — the May 7 primary transfer window deadline is looming.

MLS Deadline Day: Latest moves ahead of 2019 Primary Transfer Window closeMLS
The MLS primary transfer window closes on Tuesday, May 7 and we’re tracking all the latest moves ahead of the deadline.




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Covered Training Facility at Cloverdale Athletic ParkSurrey United
Surrey United SC is pleased to announce the vision for further Cloverdale Athletic Park facility improvements aimed specifically at providing athletes a covered facility for multi-sport programming opportunities. In collaboration with other local community sports organizations, namely, Surrey Minor Ball Hockey, India Field Hockey Club and Surrey Lacrosse Association, SUSC has taken the lead in finding solutions for the needs of its membership for covered practice and program space.

Dr. Lee delivers shutout in North Okanagan Women’s Masters soccer Vernon Morning Star
With the second game of the season in the North Okanagan Women’s Masters Soccer League, teams are still getting used to the outdoor game and each other, with new teammates.

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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Cavalry FC ‘weathers the storm’ to win opening fixtureAFTN
After a cagey start, Cavalry FC managed to take control of the match, with Elijah Adekugbe, Nik Ledgerwood, and Julian Buescher pulling the strings in midfield. Northover and Escalante kept wide, and their runs down the flanks allowed Cavalry plenty of opportunities to get passes and crosses into York’s 18-yard box.

Cavalry FC open inaugural season with 2-1 victoryCalgary Sun
It was just about the best birthday present he could’ve asked for. A day after turning 40, Cavalry FC head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. got his first win as a Canadian Premier League bench boss.

Cavalry FC’s first game suggests they’re here to stayCalgary Sun
At kickoff, traffic issues on Spruce Meadows Trail meant there were lots of empty seats at ATCO Field for Cavalry FC’s first ever game in the Canadian Premier League. But the fans kept streaming in.

Wanderers connect with fans in home debutJournal-Pioneer
Even a steady drizzle couldn’t dampen the mood at HFX Wanderers FC’s first-ever home game. The new Canadian Premier League team hosted Forge FC of Hamilton at the Wanderers Grounds on Saturday in what turned out to be a wildly successful debut. A sellout crowd of 6,113 fans chanted and cheered throughout, especially after a second-half goal from Luis Alberto Perea Perez broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Wanderers a 2-1 win in the second game of their inaugural season.

HFX Wanderers FC Play for their City! Northern Starting XI
The energy of the new league continued in into the second weekend, as fans converged in Halifax, long having been touted as a top destination for roadtrips. An away contingent of 30-40 Forge fans came to support their new team as Halifax opened their stadium to a sold out crowd, with the Privateers 1882 (the SG of the HFX Wanderers FC) leading the way for a match that stretched the entire length of Sackville St.

FC Edmonton kickoff Canadian Premier League season on right footEdmonton Sun
FC Edmonton would be hard pressed to script a better Canadian Premier League opener than the one in Winnipeg on Saturday.

Canadian Premier League: FC Edmonton is Back!LWOS
According to the River Valley Vanguard (RVV), it has been 554 days since the Eddies have played soccer. In 2017, FC Edmonton was playing the in the now-folded North American Soccer League. Saturday, they debuted in their inaugural match in the Canadian Premier League.

Should York9, Forge worry over slow start to spring sprint?CanPL
Ontario’s two Canadian Premier League outfits may not buried yet, but the first heaps of dirt have been shovelled on the spring seasons of both York9 and Forge FC.

Canadian soccer leaders unanimously support Canada Soccer Safe Sport RosterCSA
At the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Members in Québec City, Canada Soccer’s membership unanimously supported a suite of programs and initiatives that contribute to safe, fun and welcoming environments for everyone involved in the game.

LFC youth is served in tie with DinosLethbridge Herald
Even with a lineup featuring a few players getting a glimpse of their first Alberta Major Soccer League game, the Lethbridge Football Club men’s soccer team still came away with a point.

Past President Quinn named to Canada Soccer Hall of FameCSA
The late Terry Quinn has been inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019. Quinn, the 29th President of Canada Soccer from 1992 to 1997, was inducted as an honoured member in the Builders section during Canada Soccer’s annual Awards Banquet on Saturday 4 May.


The USL Championship announced on Friday the contest between Saint Louis FC and Ottawa Fury FC scheduled to be played on Saturday night at the World Wide Technology Soccer Complex has been postponed due to flooding in the region.

Forward Madison FC earns 3-1 victory over Toronto FC IIMadison.com
Don Smart scored in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time to wrap up the Flamingos’ 3-1 victory over Toronto FC II, setting the announced crowd of 3,806 at Breese Stevens Field into a frenzy at the final whistle.

Home Cooking: Orange County SC 2, Phoenix Rising FC 1Angels on Parade
Orange County SC entered their Saturday-night showdown against rivals Phoenix Rising FC in need of a win, but so did their opponent. In the end, Orange County prevailed at Championship Soccer Stadium, with a 2-1 win.

Preview: Rangers host two-time defending champions Louisville City FC on MondaySporting KC
A rematch of the 2017 USL Cup Final beckons Monday when the Swope Park Rangers and Louisville City FC lock horns in the USL Championship regular season for the first time.


Reign earn a point away at SpiritGoalWA
Reign FC (0-1-3, 3 points) kept their first clean sheet of the season Saturday in a scoreless draw against the Washington Spirit (1-1-1, 4 points). The club forced a pair of highlight-reel saves from Spirit keeper Aubrey Bledsoe in the match’s closing minutes at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Orlando Pride Beat 1-0 By Houston DashOrlando City SC
Orlando Pride (0-4-1, 1 point) was shutout by the Houston Dash (2-1-1, 7 points) on Sunday night, as the side was unable to find the answer to an early goal from Kealia Ohai.

Utah Royals FC slip one past 10-player Chicago Red StarsThe Equalizer
It took time, but Amy Rodriguez found her first goal of the NWSL season against the Chicago Red Stars. In fact, the time that it took was 84 minutes of a single match. Rodriguez found herself neck-and-neck with Katie Naughton. However, the veteran striker had the upper hand, taking what looked like an impossible kick toward goal.

#WU17EURO: Germany, Dutch, Portugal win, Spain heldUEFA
Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal made winning starts while Denmark held Spain as #WU17EURO began.

Players seeking change for women’s soccer in Latin AmericaOttawa Citizen
For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field.


Euro Weekend Rewind: Liverpool reclaims top spot, Bayern wins, and moreSBI
Liverpool was staring a tie right in the face on Saturday at St. James Park but Divock Origi played the hero in the dying moments.

Manchester United eliminated from reaching Champions League playThe Star
Manchester United will have to settle for Europa League football next season after a dismal end to this campaign reached another low.

Arsenal’s top-4 hopes all but over after Brighton drawNational Post
Arsenal looks set to finish outside the Premier League’s top four for the third straight year after being held to a 1-1 draw against Brighton on Sunday in the Gunners’ final home game of the season.

Week 35 review: Neymar back; LOSC and OL share spoilsLigue 1
Paris Saint-Germain were held by OGC Nice, although Neymar Jr. raced onto 50 goals in just 57 games, while behind the champions, LOSC and Olympique Lyonnais shared the spoils in their European six-pointer.

Frankfurt’s ‘dark day’ leaves dream season in danger of hitting the rocksThe Guardian
A 6-1 thrashing by a rival for a top-four finish threw the Europa League semi-finalists into a panic at the worst possible time.

Five talking points from the Serie A weekendEurosport
Genoa’s 1-1 draw with AS Roma ended in confusion over who should have taken the penalty they missed in stoppage time, Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo said he was tired of mid-table anonymity and there was the usual VAR row in Serie A at the weekend.

Scott Bain goes ‘full circle’ after helping Celtic to title by beating team that let him go in 2011The Telegraph
Will the circle be unbroken? That was the question asked of Neil Lennon when he returned to Celtic as interim manager upon the abrupt departure of Brendan Rodgers in February. The season’s remaining business included the acquisition of an eighth successive league title and, by way of completing a third clean sweep of the domestic honours on the spin, the retention of the Scottish Cup.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino miss Liverpool’s Champions League tie with BarcelonaBBC Sport
Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will miss Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg with Barcelona through injury.

Kante a doubt for Europa League semi-final after hamstring injury against WatfordSN
N’Golo Kante was taken off injured in the early stages of Chelsea’s meeting with Watford on Sunday after suffering an apparent hamstring injury.

PAOK 1st undefeated team in Greek league season for 55 yearsNBC Sports
PAOK has become only the second team to go through an entire Greek league season without losing.

Life goals: In over-60 soccer league, a love of the game never gets oldLA Times
The first hint that this particular amateur soccer league is a little different comes from the rules. No slide tackling. Players may come on and off the field at any time. Bad throw-ins aren’t called because many players can’t raise their arms above their heads. Welcome to over-60 soccer, where love of the game is far more important than the final score, which isn’t kept accurately anyway.

Remembering the cream of Jewish footballing talent killed in the HolocaustThe Guardian
While Bert Trautmann became a household name in England despite previous Nazi links, the names of the Jewish players murdered in the death camps remain largely forgotten.

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