BC Soccer News, Thursday, August 15, 2019



SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019, 7:00 PM



Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. DC United | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
With one win in their last 11 games, the Vancouver Whitecaps are desperate for three points on Saturday night at BC Place, when they host a D.C. United squad coming off a gritty home win over the LA Galaxy.

Montero adjusts to setting up Whitecaps’ goals instead of scoring themMontreal Gazette
Fredy Montero isn’t used to or comfortable with not scoring goals. That the Vancouver Whitecaps veteran has only six goals this Major League Soccer season is notable. That he’s been shifted into more of a playmaking role is, too.

Mission 2020 | What Needs to Happen for the Vancouver Whitecaps to Make the Playoffs Next Season?Eighty-Six Forever
Here we go again. The Vancouver Whitecaps have completed a very underwhelming summer transfer window which means it’s time to look ahead to a potentially brighter future. Turning things around is going to be very difficult.

The Bright Side: Extracting the positives from a tough Whitecaps summerBTS
It’s no secret – this Whitecaps “rebuilding season” has not gone as well as the fans have hoped.

Legends & Stars charity match coming to BC Place September 14Whitecaps FC
This year’s match will feature celebrities from The 100, Siren, A Million Little Things, Once Upon a Time, The Descendants, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and many more to come! A preliminary roster announcement will be made in the coming weeks.

Atlanta United downs Club America to win 2019 Campeones CupSBI
The second edition of the Campeones Cup went in favor of the defending MLS Cup Champs.

Tesho Akindele’s First Half Finish Leads Lions to 1-0 Victory Over Sporting Kansas CityOrlando City SC
Orlando City SC (9-11-6, 33 points) earned a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City (7-11-7, 28 points) on Wednesday night at Exploria Stadium. Tesho Akindele scored the eventual game-winner for the Lions in the 21st minute, his ninth goal of the 2019 season, to take sole possession of the team lead and set a single-season personal best.

Minnesota United grinds out 1-0 home win over Colorado RapidsPro Soccer USA
Minnesota United FC returned to its winning ways Wednesday night with a gritty 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids. A 39th-minute goal from Darwin Quintero proved to be the difference on the evening.

Real Salt Lake pours in 3 against Seattle to stretch unbeaten run to 6 straightKSL
Real Salt Lake’s first game with Freddy Juarez as the official interim head coach through the end of the 2019 season was a lot like its previous four — which also saw Juarez serving as interim manager in replace of Mike Petke, whose contract was terminated Sunday night.

Timbers start fast in 3-2 victory over FireYahoo Sports
The Timbers grabbed an ever-important three points on Wednesday with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Chicago Fire. Chicago came to Portland winners of two in a row but the Timbers quickly pounced and left them reeling.

Zlatan scores twice as Galaxy down FC DallasESPN
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his team-leading 17th and 18th goals of the season, and the LA Galaxy snapped a two-match slide with a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday night in Carson, Calif.

Ibra: Pavon too good for MLS, won’t be here longESPN
LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said new signing Cristian Pavon is “too good” for Major League Soccer and will not stay in the United States for long.

Mesut Ozil could leave Arsenal in January as ‘DC United hold talks’Evening Standard
Mesut Ozil is a target for US club DC United, according to a report in the Washington Post.

Impact transfer centre back Zakaria Diallo to French club RC LensDelta Optimist
The Montreal Impact have transferred centre back Zakaria Diallo to French Ligue 2 side RC Lens.

Source: St. Louis confirmed as next MLS teamESPN
Major League Soccer will award an expansion franchise to St. Louis, a source close to the prospective ownership group has confirmed to ESPN. The deal is expected to be announced as soon as next Tuesday.

New ownership group opens new chapter for Adrian Hanauer, SoundersSounder at Heart
After bringing 11 new families into the ownership group, Hanauer has an even bigger majority.

Atlanta United’s de Boer clarifies remarks on equal pay for female soccer playersAJC
Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer issued a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday to clarify controversial comments he made in a recently published article in which he twice described equal pay for men’s and women’s athletes as “ridiculous.”

Alex Morgan says pay-to-play is hurting soccer in the US. Is she right?The Guardian
The USA striker thinks the model for young players in America is broken. But figures such as MLS commissioner Don Garber disagree.

MLS PHOTOS: Portland Timbers 3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, August 10, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux and Bill Currie.




SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019, 12:30 PM



UFV Cascades earn historic soccer win over Idaho VandalsChilliwack Progress
The Cascades launched a stateside road swing with a 6-2 loss to the Eastern Washington Eagles on Friday, but turned in a stellar performance on Sunday, defeating the Idaho Vandals 2-1 in Moscow, Idaho. Both opponents are NCAA Division I programs, and Sunday’s triumph was the first for UFV versus a Div. I side.

UNBC men’s soccer goes Jurassic with its latest recruitPrince George Matters
A T-Rex defender has decided to stomp his way to UNBC soccer.

Whitecaps summer camp kicks off in VernonVernon Morning Star
Vernon’s Marshall Field are the place to be for young and aspiring soccer stars this week.

Roof raised on sports domeKelowna Daily Courier
The synthetic turf field covered by an air-supported structure system will allow field sports to be played in fall and winter in West Kelowna. The $4.1 million project cost includes design, engineering, site preparation, construction, contingencies and commissioning.

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!

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.


Cavalry holds heads high after bowing out of Voyageurs Cup with narrow defeat to Montreal ImpactAFTN
The lights went out on Cavalry FC’s exciting inaugural run in the 2019 Canadian Championship on Aug. 14, as the Calgary-based team fell 1-0 (3-1 on aggregate) to the visiting Montreal Impact at Spruce Meadows.

Impact down Cavalry to advance to Canadian Championship finalSportsnet
All the Montreal Impact had to do was hold Calgary’s Cavalry FC scoreless in the second leg of the Canadian Championship final. They did that and more.

Toronto FC downs Ottawa Fury FC to advance to Canadian Championship finalDelta Optimist
Toronto FC midfielder Nick DeLeon returned from a groin injury Wednesday and made an immediate impact with two goals to help his team beat Ottawa Fury FC 3-0 to advance to the Canadian Championship final.

Toronto to meet Montréal in 2019 Canadian Championship Final this SeptemberCSA
Toronto FC will meet the Montréal Impact in the 2019 Canadian Championship Final in September. The two old rivals will face each other for the right to lift the Voyageurs Cup and represent Canada in the 2020 edition of Concacaf Champions League. The two legs will be played 18 September at Stade Saputo in Montréal and 25 September at BMO Field in Toronto.

Where does Cavalry’s CanChamp run rank among CPL’s iconic 2019 moments?CanPL
All good things must come to an end, and so must Cavalry FC’s 2019 Canadian Championship run, which will go no further than the semi-final following defeat to the Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer.

Art and soccer made for a successful weekend of hopeThe Suburban
Last weekend Lachine’s Catalogna Soccerplex saw the successful running of the inaugural Weekend of Hope, a new faction of the International Cup-Kids Playing for Kids Soccer Tournament.


USL Championship Gameday Report: August 14, Week 24USL
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC defeated New York Red Bulls II on the road to kick off the first of two games in across the Championship tonight. Tom Barlow’s 18th minute tally was cancelled out by Joe Greenspan’s goal in the 36th minute, and Kenardo Forbes finished New York off with a goal in the 84th minute to win it. The loss for New York was their first at home this season, while Pittsburgh extended their unbeaten run to six games, winning five in that span.

Coming off of a successful Board of Governors meeting, The National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) announces 3 new member clubs to its professional landscape.

USL Championship USL Championship Discipline Report – Week 24USL
Hartford Athletic’s Raymond Lee has been suspended for three games following his red card for violent conduct against the New York Red Bulls II on August 10.


After Breakdown in Mediation Talks, USWNT Lawsuit Likely Heading to Federal CourtSI.com
Two days of mediation talks between U.S. Soccer and the U.S. women’s national team playes broke down in New York City on Wednesday, and the players’ side said as a result their gender-discrimination lawsuit against the federation would now head back to the court system.

No one has beaten the U.S. women, and U.S. Soccer won’t be able to, eitherUSA Today
U.S. Soccer is never going to win this fight. It can spin the numbers any way it wants and hire an army’s worth of lobbyists, and it won’t make a difference. Not when it’s taking on the wildly popular, and wildly successful, U.S. women, and not when the fight is over equal pay at a time when women across the country are fed up with being told to wait their turn and just be happy with what they’re given.

Ada Hegerberg’s World Cup protest was painful, lonely and necessaryThe Star
As the Women’s World Cup unfolded this summer in France, the game’s best player was a spectator by choice.

NWSL: Monaghan brace leads Sky Blue over Red StarsPro Soccer USA
In a match that saw three second half goals, it was rookie Paige Monaghan’s brace that earned Sky Blue FC its third win of the season as the team beat the Chicago Red Stars 2-1 Wednesday at Yurcak Field.

National Women’s Soccer League has played key role in U.S. Women’s National Team’s continued dominanceOregon Live
The U.S. Women’s National Team has been a dominant presence on the world stage dating back to the team’s formation in the 1980s. But the U.S. players haven’t always had a stable environment in which to train and develop during the majority of the year when they are away from the national team. Two previous iterations of top-flight women’s soccer leagues in the United States – the WUSA and WPS – went under after just three seasons.

Women’s International Champions Cup: Lyon looks to hold off upstart Atletico MadridDirty South Soccer
On Thursday afternoon in Cary, NC, the Women’s International Champions Cup kicks off its opening match between Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, the most dominant club team in women’s soccer, and Club Atlético de Madrid Femenino, a rising start in Europe.The tournament represents a preseason opportunity for the European clubs to test their skills in friendly matches while also attempting to prove their respective nations’ dominance in women’s football.

FFA makes Sam Kerr offer amid Europe bidsESPN
Football Federation Australia has tabled a new deal to try to keep Matildas captain Sam Kerr in the W-League, amid interest from European clubs.

Stephanie Frappart: Europe’s media hails history-making refereeBBC Sport
Stephanie Frappart’s handling of Liverpool’s Super Cup victory over Chelsea on Wednesday has been hailed by media outlets across Europe.

UEFA Women’s Player of the Year shortlist: Bronze, Hegerberg, HenryUEFA
Lyon trio Lucy Bronze, Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry are the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year nominees.


Liverpool wins UEFA Super Cup on penalties over ChelseaNBC Sports
Tammy Abraham‘s pressure shootout effort was saved by Adrian and Liverpool took home the UEFA Super Cup on penalties after drawing 2-2 with Chelsea in regulation and extra-time.

Bayern Munich and Hertha open 57th Bundesliga seasonFussballstadt
On Friday Bayern Munich host Hertha Berlin to open the 57th Bundesliga season. Despite a difficult transfer window, Bayern Munich enter the season as the favourites to win the title.

PSG and French football braced as Neymar exitYahoo Sports
The saga of Neymar’s seemingly inevitable departure from Paris Saint-Germain is proving a long, drawn out affair bringing the curtain down on what will ultimately feel like a fleeting and failed experiment.

OL land Reine-AdélaïdeLigue 1
Olympique Lyonnais have announced the official signature of midfielder Jeff Reine-Adélaïde from Angers SCO on Wednesday evening. The promising 21-year-old signed a five-year deal worth a reported €25m.

Man United’s summer wasn’t good enough for a club of their size and ambitionESPN
Manchester United’s summer transfer campaign requires a leap of faith, because reason and evidence won’t get you far enough. Certainly not if you want to divine some kind of path forward progress in the medium term.

Sol Campbell leaves Macclesfield by mutual consent Four Four Two
Sol Campbell has left his post as Macclesfield manager by mutual consent after just eight months in charge. Campbell took over at Moss Rose in November last year and guided the Silkmen to safety in Sky Bet League Two.

Bury left fearing Death’s hand touching its shoulderThe Football League Paper
More than ten per cent of the Football League’s 72 members, meanwhile, paid their players late at least once last season. Eight clubs were served with winding-up petitions, half as many as were served with one in the previous five years combined.

QPR U-18s walk off as racism mars pre-season friendly in SpainInside World Football
English Championship club Queens Park Rangers have called on UEFA to intervene after their under-18 team were forced to leave the pitch during a recent friendly in Spain because of racism.

Kick It Out issues ‘call to action’ after online abuse of Tammy AbrahamFour Four Two
Kick It Out issued a “call to action” to social media companies after Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham was the victim of online racial abuse.

Emiliano Sala ‘exposed to carbon monoxide in plane crash’BBC
Footballer Emiliano Sala was exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide prior to a fatal plane crash in the English Channel, a report has revealed.

‘Football in heaven’: Chinese fans mourn Honduran Martinez, 37Yahoo Sports
Heart-broken Chinese football fans placed beer, scarves and candles outside Beijing Guoan’s stadium in a fast-growing memorial to former forward Walter Martinez, who has died aged 37. The Honduras international suffered a suspected heart attack on Monday in New York, Chinese Super League (CSL) side Guoan said, plunging the club and its supporters into mourning.

A Guide to the 2022 Qatar World Cup StadiumsFutbolgrad
In three years, history will be made as to the first-ever winter World Cup takes place in Qatar. Having seen a hugely successful event take place in Russia last year, the race is on for the first-ever Middle Eastern World Cup to be ready. New stadiums are being built to host the biggest event on the football calendar.

How Hungary’s stars left their football mark with Olympic successThe Guardian
In an extract from a new book Jonathan Wilson recalls the journey of Hungary’s Golden Squad, inspired by Ferenc Puskás, to glory in 1952.

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