BC Soccer News, Thursday, July 11, 2019




SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019, 7:00 PM



Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps return to BC Place looking to snap a five-match winless streak when they host Western Conference foes Sporting Kansas City Saturday night.

Whitecaps 0, Cavalry 0: Calgary gets off on right foot in first leg of Canadian ChampionshipThe Province
Vancouver Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos pledged to give Cavalry FC, the Calgary-based Canadian Premier League team, a healthy dose of respect ahead of their Canadian Championship game on Wednesday night.

Canadian Championship: Brave Cavalry FC draw against Vancouver WhitecapsPro Soccer USA
Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC gave an impressive performance against the Vancouver Whitecaps, holding the MLS club to a draw.

Match Review: Whitecaps held in their Canadian Championship openerEighty-Six Forerver
In what could have been a far worse result, the Vancouver Whitecaps opened their Canadian Championship on the road with a 0-0 draw against a game Cavalry FC from the Canadian Premier League. In some ways, the visiting MLS side were lucky to hold on for a scoreless draw.

Vancouver Whitecaps hold their horsesSoccer Shorts
Editor: I need five hundred words on Cavalry against the Whitecaps. Stat!

Loons, Timbers, Atlanta advance to USOC semisESPN
Minnesota United sent out a stunning warning to its potential U.S. Open Cup rivals, defeating New Mexico United 6-1 in Wednesday’s quarterfinal.

Toronto FC trades Hamilton for Mullins, Revs sign Bou as DPNBC Sports
A pair of moves took place on Wednesday in Major League Soccer, with immediate impact likely on both ends.

TFC optimistic about rest of season as Gallardo, Gonzalez join foldSportsnet
Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney surveyed his troops Tuesday and liked what he saw.

Impact president insists Ignacio Piatti will be staying in MontrealMontreal Gazette
“I wanted to make it clear that Nacho is under contract with the Impact and the club will exercise its option for 2020,” Kevin Gilmore says.

Philadelphia Union Sign Head Coach Jim Curtin To Contract ExtensionPhiladelphia Union
Philadelphia Union announced today that the club has signed Head Coach Jim Curtin to a new, multi-year contract extension.

Inter Miami stadium, training facility approved by Ft. Lauderdale city commissionersSBI
Inter Miami CF took a major step forward in hopes of making their 2020 MLS expansion debut.




SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019, 3:00 PM


Okanagan FC on critical final stretch of seasonVernon Morning Star
With 4 games left, Okanagan FC sit only 2 points back of the final playoff spot.

North Shore teams take home provincial soccer titlesNorth Shore News
North Shore teams scored a lot of medals at BC Soccer championships held recently across the province.

Chilliwack soccer stars power Fraser Valley selects to provincial championshipChilliwack Progress
The Metro division A Cup final saw the Selects top Port Moody 3-0 at the South Surrey Athletic Park.

Vernon Tolko United U15 boys dominate B.C. finalsVernon Morning Star
Team wins provincial championship and Fair Play Award without conceding a goal against.

TRU WolfPack sign two highly touted backsKelowna Now
With training camp right around the corner, the TRU WolfPack men’s soccer team just got stronger.

GoalGetters summer soccer camp rolls into Prince RupertNorthern View
John Sneddon is back at the helm for another installment of the popular camp.

BC Soccer Assoc. Provides Update on Proposed Regional Tier 3 LeagueBCSA
As part of its 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, BC Soccer has been exploring the feasibility of establishing a Regional Tier 3 League, to bridge the gap between youth and professional soccer that supports the development pathway in BC. Establishing this program would create a professionally run adult league with a division for females and males with aspirations of evolving to a semi-professional standard over a reasonable time.

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.

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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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.


De Freitas leads Fury past Wanderers 3-2 in third round of Canadian ChampionshipKamloops Matters
Thiago De Freitas scored twice in the first half to help the Ottawa Fury to a 3-2 win over the HFX Wanderers on Wednesday night in the third round of the Canadian Championship.

Montreal Impact earn 2-2 draw in first leg of Canadian Championship quarter-finalCTV
Saphir Taider’s goal on a penalty kick during the second half’s injury time allowed the Montreal Impact to snatch a 2-2 draw against York9 FC in the first leg of the quarter-finals at the Canadian Championships Wednesday night in North York.

FC Edmonton on fire and hope to stay undefeated in CPL’s fall seasonGlobal
The Canadian Premier League’s fall season is underway and it couldn’t be a better time for FC Edmonton to enjoy a fresh start as the team continues its red-hot play from late in the spring season.

L1O Review: Feels Like SummerNorthern Starting XI
Summer is finally here and League 1 Ontario is another five games down in the regular season with five left to go and the playoff picture is looking clearer despite some surprising results.

Canada blanked by Japan at UniversiadeCape Breton Post
Cape Breton Capers player Ciera Disipio and Canada’s women’s soccer team suffered a 3-0 quarter-final loss to Japan at the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade on Monday.

Women Leading Women a focus of Canada Soccer’s expanded Coach Education offeringsCSA
Canada Soccer’s Development Department continues to evolve its Coach Education offerings. As part of updating its A Licence program with a revamped curriculum launching in 2020, the program has recently announced that three leading Canadian female soccer coaches will enter a unique Canada Soccer A Licence mentorship program in August. In addition, the program has recently completed two on-going A Licence courses, including its first-ever French course in Laval, QC, and in Vaughan, ON.


Saint Louis’ Open Cup Run Ends in AtlantaUSL
Saint Louis FC battled deep into the second half but goals in either half by Pity Martinez and Josef Martinez saw Atlanta United FC into the Semifinals of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 2-0 victory at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Wednesday night.

New Mexico Sees Open Cup Hopes Dashed in MinnesotaUSL
Santi Moar gave the travelling New Mexico United support hope of an upset early on, but Minnesota United FC produced a ruthless rally to secure its spot in the Semifinals of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 6-1 victory at Allianz Field on Wednesday night.

USL Review: Sebastián Velásquez returns to Championship with El PasoPro Soccer USA
After a brief stint with a club in South Korea, Sebastián Velásquez is back in the United States. He has returned to a league where he has slotted home many goals.


After a brilliant World Cup victory, US stars return to their day jobsThe Guardian
It’s been a non-stop party since Megan Rapinoe and Co won the World Cup. But now the task is to see if they can grow the domestic league.

World Cup won, US women now to turn to mediation over equal pay with USSF Inside World Football
Now that they have captured the hearts of their nation – and millions more fans worldwide – by retaining their World Cup trophy, the US women’s squad are turning their attention back to their potentially far more arduous legal fight for equal pay.

Sam Kerr named Best International Women’s Soccer Player and Best NWSL Player at 2019 ESPY AwardsFox Sports
Super Sam’s trophy cabinet is getting bigger by the day. Matildas captain Sam Kerr has won the Best International Women’s Soccer Player and the Best NWSL Player awards at the prestigious 2019 ESPYS.

#WU19EURO finals start on TuesdayUEFA
The finals in Scotland start on Tuesday with eight nations competing for the trophy.

Women’s game is missing $1.2bn in sponsorship value, but will any catch up be shared equally?Inside World Football
The total potential sponsorship value of women’s football globally is currently undervalued by a massive $1.2 billion globally, according brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance.


Nigeria could claim glory in a Cup of Nations higher on drama than qualityThe Guardian
Nigeria deserve semi-final spot but lack the class of old in an era when Africa’s minnows are stronger and the best weaker.

Africa Cup of Nations – Five Things We Learned On Day 20All Africa
The video assistant referee – Var – comes to the extravaganza and is deployed to show us all what the officials on the field have been missing. Benin and South Africa will be missing the rest of the tournament.

Laurent Koscielny remains grounded after Arsenal exit blockedFour Four Two
Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny refused to travel on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States after a request to have his contract cancelled was rejected, PA understands.

Sam Allardyce turns down Newcastle United approach to return as managerBBC Sport
Former England boss Sam Allardyce says he turned down the chance to return to Newcastle United as the club’s manager.

Balotelli’s OM adventure comes to an end Ligue 1
In a pre-season interview given to L’Equipe on Wednesday, Olympique de Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud discussed the case of Mario Balotelli, who arrived at the club in the winter transfer window.

CONCACAF unveils 2022 World Cup qualifying with shorter road for top six teamsThe Star
CONCACAF has announced its qualifying format for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with the confederation’s six top-ranked teams handed a shorter road to the sport’s showcase tournament.

New CONCACAF World Cup qualifying structure is downright outrageousNBC Sports
On Wednesday, CONCACAF released its new model for qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. While the number of qualifying teams stays the same – three-and-a-half – the new method is an utterly baffling concoction of wealth division and competitive nonsense that leaves teams at the bottom with almost no prayer of competing and those in the middle suddenly confused at where they fit in.

Milan clubs wants new €1.2bn San Siro. Politicians nervousInside World Football
AC and Inter Milan moved plans for a new stadium forward on Wednesday by disclosing a plan to invest more than €1.2 billion in the project.

Ex-FIFA executive Jack Warner ordered to pay $79 millionNBC Sports
A federal judge in New York City ordered former CONCACAF executive and FIFA executive committee member Jack Warner to pay $79 million in damages.

Mexico clinch eighth Concacaf crownFIFA
Mexico’s ambitions were clear heading into the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: to win the title again after losing in the semi-finals two years ago. They achieved that objective on Sunday, defeating hosts USA 1-0 in the final.

Ukraine soccer league expands after conflict disruptionYahoo Sports
Ukraine’s soccer league is expanding back to 16 teams after years of turmoil sparked by the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in the country’s east.

Yokohama FC sign Shunsuke Nakamura, 41, to join Kazuyoshi Miura, 52BBC Sport
Japanese side Yokohama FC are putting their trust in experience after assembling what is surely one of the oldest attacking line-ups in football.

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