BC Soccer News, Thursday, August 1, 2019



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FC Cincinnati vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Two teams desperate to turn things around meet at Nippert Stadium in the first-ever regular season showdown between FC Cincinnati and the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night.

Spencer Richey prepares to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC for the first timeCincinnati.com
For FC Cincinnati goalkeeper Spencer Richey, Saturday’s match against Vancouver will be of special importance.

From the Pigeon Loft: Supporting our KeepersAFTN
Max Crépeau signed a contract extension for Vancouver Whitecaps on Tuesday in a deal that keeps him here for the next couple of years. This is exciting to me, because as supporters, we have a close relationship with our keepers. They spend half the match standing in front of us, and they are as valuable as a forward when it comes to securing three points.

Former Cap Waston takes a kick at broken trust, fresh starts, miraclesThe Province
Former Whitecaps centreback Kendall Waston faces his former team for the first time since forcing a trade out of Vancouver, after feeling betrayed by management.

MLS All-Star Game: Felix scores as Atletico Madrid win 3-0 in OrlandoBBC Sport
Atletico Madrid’s £113m summer signing Joao Felix scored a superb long-range goal as the Spanish side beat an MLS All-Star team 3-0 in Orlando.

HIGHLIGHTS: MLS All-Stars vs. Atletico de Madrid | July 31, 2019MLS
Video highlights from Wednesday’s 3-0 win by Atletico Madrid over the MLS All-Stars.

MLS Officiating Assignments: Week 22PRO Referees
Rosendo Mendoza is the referee for Saturday’s Whitecaps match in Cincinnati.

Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke sent to anger management, suspended multiple games and fined $25,000Pro Soccer USA
Petke has been suspended for six total games after his confrontation with officials following a Leagues Cup loss.

Inter Miami: David Beckham MLS franchise expect to sign English playersBBC Sport
David Beckham’s Inter Miami expect to recruit English players before making their Major League Soccer debut.

MLS in Advanced Expansion Discussions With St. Louis, Other MarketsSI.com
Representatives from eight potential MLS expansion markets attended Wednesday’s All-Star Game, but the focus remained on the leaders in the race toward 30 teams—St. Louis, Sacramento and Charlotte.

MLS players preparing for possible strike – chiefESPN
MLS Players Association executive director Bob Foose said that a work stoppage is “never the goal” but that the MLSPA is preparing for one if an agreement can’t be reached with the league on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Don Garber Q&A: MLS commissioner talks legacy, politics, gambling and Liga MXESPN
Twenty years ago, Don Garber stood on a podium at a news conference in New York, having just been named as the new commissioner of MLS, and proceeded to be, as he put it, “lambasted.” The Los Angeles Times reported on the hiring as “A Bad Choice in Any Language.”






RECAP: Valour secures draw vs. Pacific with another late PKPacific FC
Valour FC scraped a point at home with a late penalty kick, as they drew 2-2 with Pacific FC on Wednesday with Michael Petrasso’s last-gasp equalizer.

Valour strikes late to tie up Pacific FCDelta Optimist
Michael Petrasso has been around and showed off his pro pedigree, which includes a career playing for Queens Park Rangers, Oldham Athletic, Coventry City and Notts County in England and Montreal Impact in the MLS.

Purple Reign Podcast Ep.8: The GK Union Interview with Marius RovdeNorthern Starting XI
Welcome to episode 8 of The Purple Reign Podcast! This week Pacific FC goalkeeping coach Marius Rovde joined us for a conversation all about the goalkeeping union at Pacific FC which includes himself, Mark Village, and Nolan Wirth.

Tide bringing Zurrer home for soccer campLake Cowichan Gazette
The Tide Soccer Academy is once again bringing Crofton native and former national team player Emily Zurrer back to the Cowichan Valley for a soccer camp this summer.

Aldergrove entourage swarms BC Place for local player gone proAldergrove Star
A swarm of young Aldergrove soccer players and their families came out to support a local player who went pro this year in Canada’s first-ever professional soccer league (CPL). Joel Waterman, 23, was signed onto Calgary’s Cavalry Football Club as a centrally-posted player who can play as diversely as center to midfield and back, said head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr.

UBC men’s soccer open tryout – August 2019UBC
Of note: UBC men’s soccer will be fielding a competitive ‘second team’ starting in fall of 2019 and these open tryouts will also serve as evaluations for this squad as well.

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.

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.


FC Edmonton get win over weary HFX WanderersEdmonton Sun
FC Edmonton solved its scoring issues by having the HFX Wanderers come to town.

‘Right place, right time’: Eddies’ attack evolving as Ongaro finds his feetCanPL
FC Edmonton unveiled the latest iteration of its attacking lineup at Clarke Field on Wednesday, and if the ensuing 2-0 victory over HFX Wanderers was any indication, it could be a real headache for the rest of the Canadian Premier League.

Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies scores highlight-reel goal for Bayern MunichDelta Optimist
Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies scored a highlight-reel goal to tie the game at 2-2 but his Bayern Munich lost 6-5 in a penalty shootout to Tottenham in the final of the Audi Cup on Wednesday.


Paulo Júnior scores twice in Forward Madison’s victory at TorontoMadison.com
Before getting back in the USL League One playoff conversation, Forward Madison FC first had to get back to .500. The Flamingos did that Wednesday, with two goals by Paulo Júnior engineering a 4-1 victory over Toronto FC II at BMO Training Ground.

USL Championship Gameday Report: July 31, Week 22USL
New Mexico United moved into fifth place in the Western Conference with victory against El Paso Locomotive FC in front of a crowd of 13,521 at Isotopes Park.


FIFA to boost Women’s World Cup to 32 teams and reopens bidding for 2023 editionInside World Football
The women’s World Cup finals will expand to 32 teams in 2023, putting it on a par with the men, though prize money will still doubtless remain an issue.

Women’s football needs more than extra World Cup spots to flourishThe Guardian
The reasons behind Fifa’s move to increase the number of teams from 24 to 32 are noble but unrealistic.

#UWCL qualifying round starts WednesdayUEFA
The qualifying round is played from Wednesday with LSK Kvinner among 40 teams involved.

The Lowdown: The NWSL table is starting to split The Equalizer
The National Women’s Soccer League table is finally starting to show signs of splitting. After a chaotic spring that saw seven teams mashed together like never before, the Portland Thorns and North Carolina Courage have begun to separate themselves at the top — again.

USWNT dominate FIFA’s best player, coach award nomineesNBC Sports
The two-time reigning World Cup champions understandably lead the way in terms of nominees for FIFA’s top awards.

Kate Markgraf expected to be named USWNT’s first general manager – sourcesYahoo Sports
Kate Markgraf, who won the 1999 World Cup and two Olympic gold medals with the United States Women’s national team, is expected to be named the first general manager in the history of the USWNT, sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Yahoo Sports.


Europa League preview: Wolves prepare for odd digsNBC Sports
Wolves bring a 2-0 lead into the second leg of its Europa League tie with Crusaders FC, but will have an unusual experience in Belfast.

UCL: Red Star advance despite loss as Copenhagen ease past TNSCanada.com
Red Star Belgrade reached the Champions League third qualifying round with a 3-2 aggregate win over HJK Helsinki despite a tepid 2-1 defeat at the Finnish champions which infuriated coach Vladan Milojevic on Wednesday.

PL friendlies: Pedro scores elegant goal; CONCACAF stars Pulisic, Davies deliverNBC Sports
It was a day for the stars of CONCACAF, with USMNT wizard Christian Pulisic and Canadian playmaker Alphonso Davies both having fine days for Chelsea and Bayern Munich, respectively.

Transfer window 2019 – every summer deal from Europe’s top five leaguesThe Guardian
All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the Premier League, La Liga, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.

Aston Villa: Jack Grealish and Dean Smith on preparation for Premier League returnBBC Sport
In June 2018, Aston Villa had lost a play-off final and were threatened with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue & Customs over an unpaid £4m tax bill.

Premier Liga: Moscow’s Oldest Derby highlights matchday 4Futbolgrad
The Russian Premier Liga 2019/20 season had an exciting start. Time to take a look ahead to the matchday 4 and the possible outcomes of all games.

Panama appoint Argentina 1978 winner GallegoFIFA
Americo Gallego, who helped Argentina win the 1978 FIFA World Cup, has been confirmed as the new Panama coach.

CAS sends African Champions League replay decision back to CAF’s ‘competent’ bodiesInside World Football
In a further twist to the controversy that has bedevilled last May’s abandoned African Champions League final in Tunis, between Esperance of Tunisia and Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco, the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) has nullified the decision of CAF’s executive committee on June 5 in Paris, ordering a replay of the game.

Football’s new laws – changes to backpasses, penalties, handballs and subs for 2019-20BBC Sport
Goalkeepers picking up backpasses (sort of), uncontested drop balls and more handball decisions – football’s laws have changed again.

FIFA Quietly Considering Plan to Leave SwitzerlandNY Times
World soccer’s governing body is weighing a move away from Zurich, its home since 1932, saying Swiss law has made it difficult to hire employees from outside Europe.

Football’s united condemnation of beoutQ demands Saudis stop supporting TV theftInside World Football
Football’s most powerful governing bodies and rights holders have issued the largest combined statement to date condemning the theft of their broadcast rights by pirate broadcaster beoutQ and “requesting” the Saudi Arabian (KSA) government to immediately take “swift and decisive” action.

The joys of taking up 11-a-side football in your late 30sThe Guardian
With my 40th birthday looming, I joined a veterans’ team. Thankfully no one seemed to mind that I was more of a novice.

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