BC Soccer News, Monday, October 7, 2019





Report and Reaction: RSL release the Kreilach to secure home playoff game as Whitecaps finish season with a disappointing lossAFTN
Perhaps fittingly, Vancouver Whitecaps ended their 2019 MLS season as they had begun – with a disappointing home loss to a Western Conference rival.

Dismal Vancouver Whitecaps season ends with 1-0 loss to Real Salt LakeDelta Optimist
After capping a disappointing season with yet another loss, the Vancouver Whitecaps are turning their attention to the future.

Post-Match Review #34: The Men in Blue and White see their 2019 campaign come to an end with a loss vs RSLBTS
It was a rare afternoon kickoff in Vancouver, and MLS Decision Day was raging around the league, with all the teams playing at the same time (for added drama). 18,378 people made their way to BC Place to see the Whitecaps last match of the season against Real Salt Lake. Not much was on the line for the ‘Caps, but the stakes were higher for RSL – a win would help them secure a home game in the playoffs.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Finally it is overSoccer Shorts
It’s probably more of a blessing than a curse that the Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t follow up last week’s thrilling 4-3 win in LA with a similar performance at BC Place in their final game of the MLS season.

Decision Day Recap: Vela breaks record; Dallas, Timbers clinch playoffs; Howard, Beasley play final gameNBC Sports
MLS Decision Day is behind us, and the league has a new single season goalscoring king and a complete lineup for the MLS Cup playoffs.

Toronto FC beats Columbus and earns home game in first round of MLS playoffsDelta Optimist
Toronto came into the final day of the MLS regular season in sixth place, needing to beat Columbus and have D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls stumble in order to climb into fourth in the East for a first-round home playoff game.

MLS Cup playoff field is set, with Timbers and FC Dallas securing the final playoff berthsSBI
The Portland Timbers and FC Dallas secured the final playoff spots available, doing so at the expense of the San Jose Earthquakes and Colorado Rapids, who saw their playoff dreams dashed on Decision Day.

Impact finishes season with a meaningless 3-0 winMontreal Gazette
The Impact completed a perfect weekend for Montreal sports teams when they beat the New York Red Bulls 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Saputo Stadium.

VIDEO: Watch every goal from Week 31 of the 2019 MLS season | All GoalsMLS
From record setters to playoff clinchers, there were plenty of dramatic goals on Decision Day.

Farewell to DaMarcus Beasley: a US star with no interest in the limelightYahoo Sports
Sunday was branded Decision Day in MLS, but for one of the finest players the American game has ever produced, the choice was made months ago.

As Tim Howard and Nick Rimando retire, is the golden age of US goalkeepers over?MLS
Tim Mulqueen has one ask of the American soccer public: Don’t take them for granted. “We need to grateful for what these guys and the guys who came before them have given us,” said the Memphis 901 FC coach and longtime MLS and US youth international goalkeeper coach. “It’s special and we may not ever see it again. There’s no guarantee.”







VISL Division 1 Results & Standings – Week 4BC Soccer Web
The scores were a lot lower this past weekend, but there was still some surprising results in the Island’s top division – Division 1.

MSOC: Heat battle back to earn draw with ‘BirdsUBC
For the second time this weekend, the UBC Thunderbirds (7-1-3) held a multi-goal lead at the half, but the visiting UBC Okanagan Heat (6-5-3) scored twice early in the second to earn a 2-2 draw Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium.

WSOC: Hunt’s goal gives ‘Birds interior road trip sweepUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds (6-1-3) completed a six-point Interior road trip with a 1-0 victory over the UBC Okanagan Heat (1-9) Saturday night in Kelowna. Alyssa Hunt’s goal in the 49th minute was the deciding marker as the ‘Birds keep pace with their Pacific division rivals, remaining two points behind the Calgary Dinos and four back of the leading Trinity Western Spartans.

In a battle between two of the top teams in the country the No. 6 Calgary Dinos came out as the victors, handing the No. 1 Trinity Western Spartans their first loss of the 2019 season in a tightly played spirited match at Dinosaur Field Sunday afternoon in Calgary, Alta.

MSOC drop one in VictoriaTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack have seen their losing streak extend to two in Canada West men’s soccer action.

WSOC drop heart breaker to UVICTRU
The learning process continued for the youthful Thompson Rivers University WolfPack soccer team on Saturday night (Oct 5).

WSOC: SFU concedes early second half goal, falls 1-0 to NighthawksSFU
Northwest Nazarene scored a goal early in the second half to grab a 1-0 victory over Simon Fraser University in Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer action Saturday afternoon in Nampa, Idaho.

Propelled by two first half goals, the Trinity Western Spartans men’s soccer team earned a 2-0 home victory over the UNBC Timberwolves Saturday at Chase Office Field.

MSOC: Raphael hat-trick lifts No. 24 SFU to fourth straight winSFU
Willima Raphael scored three goals over a 19 minute span in the first half to lift No. 24 ranked Simon Fraser University men’s soccer to a 4-2 win over Seattle Pacific in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game on Saturday at Interbay Stadium.

New soccer dome almost doneKelowna Daily Courier
Soccer balls are nearly ready for kicking inside West Kelowna’s new inflatable dome.

BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in CanadaBC Soccer Web
In our 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on Canadian TV, we do our best to sort through the leagues, service options and hardware needed to help you get the most out of your soccer weekends this season. The TV situation is constantly changing as leagues are added and Canadian broadcast rights are sorted out at the last moment, so come back for updates! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: FC Tigers Vancouver 4 Victoria Highlanders 4 (FC Tigers win 4-2 on PKs), July 28, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer is now accepting candidate applications for its Board of Directors for terms commencing November 2019. Elections for these positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 2nd .

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.

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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Canadian women’s team drops 4-0 decision to Japan in soccer friendlyDelta Optimist
Canada dropped a 4-0 decision to Japan on Sunday in an international friendly women’s soccer match at IAI Stadium Nihondaira.

‘The vibe is amazing’: Confident Forge lauds depth as Y9 rues missed chancesCanPL
The confusion at Tim Hortons Field was palpable. The 90 minutes gone, a huddle of Forge FC players surrounded referee Fabrizio Stasolla as York9 FC’s Rodrigo Gattas put the ball on the penalty spot.

Goals from unlikely sources as Cavalry FC shuts out HFX WanderersAFTN
Central midfielder Elijah Adekugbe and defender Joel Waterman scored their first goals as professional footballers to propel Cavalry FC to a 2-0 victory over HFX Wanderers, Oct. 5 at Spruce Meadows.

‘We’ve come a long way’: Valour find something to play for in ‘character’ winCanPL
As the Canadian Premier League season nears an end, Valour FC enters their final run of games with two goals in mind; third place in the Fall season and close out the last two home matches with victories. You won’t have one without the other and, for now, a 3-1 victory over FC Edmonton on a wet Saturday afternoon is a checkmark in both boxes.

Cape Breton Capers twice trounce Mount Allison MountiesCape Breton Post
Alliyah Rowe and Rachel Leck each scored two goals to lead the Cape Breton Capers to a 5-0 win over the Mount Allison Mounties in weekend university soccer action.


USL Gameday Report: October 6, Week 31USL
The Charlotte Independence won their first road game of the season despite playing almost an hour down to 10 men, eliminating Bethlehem Steel FC from playoff contention in Sunday’s USL Championship action.

USL Gameday Report: October 5, Week 31USL
Orange County SC and Sacramento Republic FC both clinched their places in the USL Championship Playoffs with victories on Saturday night, while Louisville City FC earned the Kings’ Cup with victory against Saint Louis FC, and Las Vegas Lights FC kept its playoff hopes alive with victory against San Antonio FC in Saturday night’s action in the USL Championship.


U.S. plays to 1-1 draw in final game for retiring coach EllisNBC Sports
Despite a goal by captain Carli Lloyd, the U.S. women’s national team was held to a 1-1 draw with South Korea on Sunday in the final game for retiring coach Jill Ellis.

Jill Ellis’ momentsYahoo Sports
There were no more records to break. No more agonizing decisions to make. No more players to counsel, or film to dissect, or systems to devise, or drills to oversee. At around 3:25 on Sunday afternoon, at one last news conference, there were only questions. And a few of them made Jill Ellis choke up.

Orlando Pride vs. Washington Spirit: Final 3-0 as the Pride Once Again StruggleThe Maneland
The Orlando Pride (4-16-3, 15 points) fell 3-0 to the Washington Spirit (9-8-6, 36 points) in their penultimate match of 2019. Orlando had little offense going, and struggled to connect passes in the attacking half. Ashley Hatch scored in the first half, and Tiffany McCarty and Crystal Thomas also scored.

Women’s EURO 2021 qualifying latestUEFA
See how the groups are unfolding and how the 15 sides to join England in the finals will be decided.

The Aussie pioneers who created historyFIFA
When Australia took the field at the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup, they were backed by a large support staff, had the backing of the nation and a barely-believable TV audience, one that even tipped cricket from the top of the broadcast viewership. Such ideas were ludicrous fantasies just four decades ago back when the national team was born on 6 October 1979.


Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
City need De Bruyne fit, Connolly is a rising star at Brighton and Everton’s Silva should beware the international break.

Messi scores 1st goal of season as Barca beats Sevilla 4-0NBC Sports
Lionel Messi has ended his mini-scoring drought as Barcelona finds its winning stride.

Juventus create ‘beautiful symphony’ as talent gap tells against InterThe Guardian
After four-and-a-half months, the wait was finally over. From the moment Antonio Conte agreed to replace Luciano Spalletti at Inter, anticipation had been building for his first encounter with Juventus: the club with which he made his name as both a player and manager. The club he restored to glory after taking charge there in 2011. The club that has dominated Italian football ever since.

Week 9 review: OL in crisis as Puel pounces, PSG partyLigue 1
OL’s 1-0 Rhône derby defeat was a triumph for brand-new ASSE boss Claude Puel but a heavy blow for embattled coach Sylvinho; PSG stayed on top with a 4-0 win over Angers and Reims rolled on with victory in Rennes.

Captain Scott Brown confident of positive Celtic reactionFour Four Two
Skipper Scott Brown is confident there will be a positive reaction after Celtic lost their lead to Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership on Sunday.

Bundesliga: Gladbach go top in style; Unbeaten Wolfsburg 2ndNBC Sports
Saturday’s Bundesliga action opened the door wide for a new Top Two in Germany’s top flight, and both Sunday opportunists waltzed right through to a fine seat during the international break.

Bayern Munich go from silky smooth to ragged in four short daysThe Guardian
Hoffenheim ending a major run of invincibility underlined how the perception of Bayern has changed under Niko Kovac.

The FIFA Diploma in Football Law is ready to flyFIFA
The first edition of the FIFA Diploma in Football Law concluded its selection process after having reached the impressive figure of 149 applications, coming from 84 member associations across the six confederations.

Forty Years On, Barcelona revoke Franco’s medals Inside World Football
More than four decades after the dictator’s death, the members of Barcelona – slogan ‘More than a Club’ – have voted to revoke medals given to General Francisco Franco.

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