BC Soccer News, Monday, October 22, 2018






Vancouver Whitecaps finally find their fighting spirit in comeback draw with LAFCAFTN
Barring a bizarre set of circumstances and a Vancouver Whitecaps goalfest, the ‘Caps headed into their penultimate game of the season at new boys Los Angeles FC knowing that their season was over. All that was left was pride and, for some, perhaps playing for a new contract under a new coach next season.

Reyna, Mutch score as ‘Caps rally from two goals down to earn 2-2 draw at LAFCWhitecaps FC
In their first match at Banc of California Stadium, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (12-13-8) came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Los Angeles Football Club (16-8-9) on Sunday.

LAFC blows lead, settles for ‘bad tie’ with VancouverLA Times
Bob Bradley has known for weeks his first-year Los Angeles Football Club would be playing in the MLS playoffs. So the focus has turned to making sure the team was playing well when it got there.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Toward a Brighter Future!Soccer Shorts
Given that the Vancouver Whitecaps making up a six point and fourteen goal differential over the next two games is a mere formality before the playoffs begin Soccer Shorts can exclusively reveal that the club already has plans to make the 2019 season even better than 2018.

Atlanta United beat Chicago Fire to secure CONCACAF Champions League spotESPN
An own goal proved the difference as Atlanta United FC moved a step closer to the Supporters’ Shield and booked a place in next year’s CONCACAF Champions League with a 2-1 victory against the visiting Chicago Fire on Sunday afternoon.

Timbers tops RSL to clinch playoffs, Galaxy now controls destinyNBC Sports
The Western Conference playoff picture has become more clear after the Portland Timbers clinched a playoff spot by topping Real Salt Lake 3-0.

Ignacio Piatti double leads Montreal past Toronto to keep playoff hopes aliveESPN
The Montreal Impact’s MLS playoff hopes are alive — barely — following a 2-0 win over visiting Toronto FC Sunday.

MLS Sunday Scoreboard: Sporting KC routs Dallas, D.C. clinches playoff berth, and moreSBI
With two weekends of MLS regular season ago to go, plenty of shuffling in the playoff standings can still occur.

Sporting KC end six-point week atop the Western ConferenceMLS
Sporting Kansas City entered the penultimate week of the MLS regular season with their chances of a first round bye fading. On the back of a three-game winless run, Sporting were faced with road trip that would take them to Vancouver then to first-place FC Dallas in an effort to gain momentum and avoid the midweek Knockout Round that has proved their undoing in each of the past four seasons.

Stoppage-Time Goal Leads Lions Past Columbus in Home FinaleOrlando City SC
In the last home game of 2018, Orlando City SC (8-21-4, 28 points) defeated Columbus Crew SC (13-11-9, 48 points) 2-1 on Sunday at Orlando City Stadium. Yoshimar Yotún and Sacha Kljestan each converted penalty kicks.

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VISL Week 6 Results & StandingsBC Soccer Web
Here is how Division 1 rolled out this weekend, needless to say, it had its fair share of surprises.

WolfPack men’s soccer make playoffs while handing #1 team in nation first lossTRU Wolfpack
There is something special when the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack and the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds meet in men’s soccer.

T-wolves’ postseason dream crumblesPrince George Citizen
The elevator ride that was the season for UNBC Timberwolves men’s soccer team ended Sunday afternoon when the cable snapped, taking with it the T-wolves’ hopes of playing in the postseason.

SFU men’s soccer clinches third straight GNAC championshipSFU
NCAA No. 1 ranked Simon Fraser University men’s soccer clinched their third straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship Saturday night with a 3-0 win over St. Martin’s University on Terry Fox Field.

The University of Victoria Vikes knocked off the No. 1-ranked team in U SPORTS, the Trinity Western Spartans, by a score of 2-1 Saturday in Victoria. Despite the loss, Trinity Western, who entered the game knowing it had already clinched top spot in the Pacific Division, will still finish with a 12-2-0 record.

Cascades score tying goal late, fend off T-Wolves for third in PacificUFV
For the second straight night, the University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team mustered a dramatic goal in second-half injury time to secure a crucial result against the UNBC Timberwolves.

UNBC women playoff-bound againPrince George Citizen
The UNBC Timberwolves got the help they needed on the U Sports women’s soccer pitch in Edmonton, then got down to business on their own field at Masich Place Stadium Sunday to barge their way into the Canada West Conference playoffs.

VMSL Week 6 Round-up: Rino’s Tigers impress in match of the week to keep their share of the Premier leadAFTN
With BCT Rovers Tigers United allowed the weekend to recover after their heroics at the Nationals, there were five VMSL Premier matches played last weekend producing 19 goals and seeing the top three teams consolidate their place at the top of the standings.

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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Vaughan Beats Woodbridge To Win 2018 League1 Title And Book Spot In 2019 Canadian ChampionshipLeague1 Ontario
Dylan Sacramento wasn’t worried when he missed his first shot of the game in the 30th minute of today’s 2018 League1 Ontario Men’s Championship Final.

AUS roundup: Disipio nets three in Capers soccer winCape Breton Post
Ciera Disipio scored three times as the Cape Breton Capers routed the Mount Allison Mounties 8-2 in AUS women’s soccer action on Sunday.

Cavalry takes the not-quite-Merseyside Derby in penalties over FCEthe11.ca
When the players of FC Edmonton and Cavalry FC walked onto the Clarke Stadium pitch for the second autumn instalment of their Al Classico series, Gerry and the Pacemakers’ famous version of the Broadway classic “You’ll Never Walk Alone” was played over the loudspeakers.


USL Round of 16 Review: Orange County cruise to quarterfinals, Cincinnati requires penalties, and moreSBI
The first round of the 2018 USL Playoffs is in the books as sixteen teams turned to eight over the weekend.

The Moment: A forgotten Spencer Richey save that saved FC Cincinnati’s cup campaignCincinnati.com
Richey gave a match-winning performance even prior to that save. His night in goal was a master class in reaction saves, intelligent punches and tips, and knockout match survival instincts.

Republic FC eliminated by Swope Park 2-1 in first round of USL playoffsSacramento Bee
Cameron Iwasa was angry, and Simon Elliott was as animated as the normally reserved Sacramento Republic FC head coach gets. Their frustration and emotions matched that of the team’s fan base who witnessed second-seeded Republic FC getting upset again at home in the first round of the United Soccer League playoffs.

Louisville Runs Rampant in Victory vs. IndyUSL
Niall McCabe scored a pair of goals as No. 2-seed Louisville City FC powered to a 4-1 victory against No. 7-seed Indy Eleven in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs to open its defense of last season’s USL Cup at Slugger Field on Saturday night.

El Paso Locomotive taking Cincinnati’s long road to MLSMLS Multiplex
The USL will lose FC Cincinnati. It needs a replacement. And the candidate has been chosen, a candidate that has been waiting for some time. For El Paso Locomotive, that’s in more ways than one.

WWPL sits at 10 clubs, open to adding 11th for 2019 campaign GoalWA
The Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) has reached 10 member clubs. The elite men’s adult amateur soccer league is planning for its second season of play in 2019. The off season has seen the addition of 4 new clubs and the subtraction of 1.


‘We can’t control the trolls’: threats to Carney highlight a growing issue The Guardian
It was as predictable as it was despicable. “I’m going to rape and kill you,” read the message from the Instagram user benhughes_15 at 8.28am on Friday. Then, as if taunting the unnamed England player he was addressing following the abuse received by Karen Carney after Chelsea’s Champions League victory against Fiorentina this week, he added: “Can I get a headline on bbc sport?”

Pioneer of women’s football in Mexico is latest victim of Tijuana violenceThe Guardian
Marbella Ibarra founded the country’s first professional club for women. The discovery of her bound and brutalised body made her a statistic in her home town’s violent recent history.

Women’s Super League: Arsenal rout Reading to maintain perfect startSky Sports
Arsenal and Manchester City claimed big wins in the Women’s Super League on Sunday but Chelsea were held.

Glasgow City took a huge step towards securing their twelfth straight SWPL 1 title with a 2-1 win over Hibs at Petershill Park.

REPORT: Wexford Youths 3-0 Cork CityIrish WNL
Wexford Youths retained their Continental Tyres Women’s National League crown with a game to spare as they comfortably saw off the challenge of Cork City in Ferrycarrig Park.

Professionalizing women’s club soccer in Spain: A conversation with Pedro MalabiaThe Equalizer
The top end of Spain’s top flight, Liga Femenina Iberdrola, has grown in ambition as it begins to chase European silverware. Atletico Madrid is an up-and-coming team that was humbled by Wolfsburg in the 2017-18 Round of 16, but FC Barcelona – which has made significant investments to attract top European talent – made the quarterfinals last campaign, playing eventual champions Lyon relatively close.

Women’s Afcon 2018 – Ghana Get Tough Draw, Nigeria to Face South AfricaAll Africa
Hosts Ghana were handed a tricky group for the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) when they were drawn to face Cameroon and Mali in Group A.

Pride Midfielder Camila Joins Brazilian Side IrandubaOrlando City SC
Orlando Pride midfielder Camila Martins Pereira has signed a short-term contract with Brazilian club Esporte Clube Iranduba da Amazônia for the current National Women’s Soccer League offseason. Camila, who is a member of the Brazil women’s national team, will play with Iranduba for the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores Femenina.


Barcelona thump Sevilla but fractured arm rules Lionel Messi out of clásicoThe Guardian
Lionel Messi will miss next week’s clásico against Real Madrid with a fracture in his right arm, Barcelona have announced.

La Liga: Espanyol up to 2nd, Athletic held againNBC Sports
The top of the La Liga table is quite something.

Mourinho snaps in Man United draw with ChelseaThe Star
Deflated after seeing his team concede a last-minute goal against his former club, Jose Mourinho looked up from his seat in the dugout to see a rival coach taunting him just a few metres away.

Slumping Newcastle posing 1 of Benitez’s greatest challengesYahoo Sports
He’s won the Champions League, the Europa League, domestic league and cup titles, and coached many of the biggest teams on the continent.

Gaëtan Laborde found the net against his former club as Montpellier Hérault SC kept up their fine run of form with a 2-0 win over Girondins de Bordeaux at the Stade de la Mosson on Sunday.

Usain Bolt’s agent says he has been offered Mariners deal, coach is unawareThe Guardian
Usain Bolt’s agent Ricky Simms has said that the eight-time Olympic sprint gold medalist has received an A-League contract offer from the Central Coast Mariners however the club’s manager, Mike Mulvey, said he knew nothing about it.

Keisuke Honda scores in A-League debut before 40,500 fansLondon Free Press
It didn’t take long for Japanese international Keisuke Honda to make an impression on and off the field in the A-League.

Rangers’ Steven Gerrard relief at first away league win against HamiltonBBC Sport
Steven Gerrard wondered whether his team changes were going to backfire before his Rangers side ran out 4-1 winners over Hamilton Academical.

Argentina-versus-Brazil semi sizzlersFIFA
Who doesn’t relish a good old Argentina-versus-Brazil slugfest? We’ve witnessed two this month from Buenos Aires and Jeddah. Now we have another two to savour as, for the first time in Copa Libertadores history, both semi-finals pit futbol Argentino against futebol Brasileiro.

Serie A: Icardi wins Milan derby, Lazio up to fourth NBC Sports
It was a huge day in Serie A, and Mauro Icardi took the headlines with his 92nd minute winner to give Inter Milan a 1-0 victory over rivals AC Milan.

There are 87 live games on British TV this week. Too much of a good thing?The Guardian
Showing Premier League and European midweek matches live causes a dip in attendances that hits smaller clubs’ revenues.

US Club Soccer launches Players First grassroots licensing systemInside World Football
Amateur club organisation US Club Soccer, which has more than 4,000 members across the US, has launched a club certification system based on its Players First philosophy.

Guillem Balague: Who is to blame for the mess at Real Madrid?BBC Sport
So far this season, arguably the biggest club in the world have lost three of their first nine league games, the latest of them Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Levante.

China looks overseas for 100 coaches to work in grassroots with youth and local trainersInside World Football
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has launched a project to recruit 100 foreign football coaches to work at grassroots centres across the country.

Miralem Pjanic: ’We were in danger. Football wasn’t the most important thing’The Guardian
As Juventus prepare to face Manchester United in the Champions League, the midfielder tells of how his tears as a baby helped his family flee war in Bosnia.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online)BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

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