BC Soccer News, Thursday, July 18, 2019





Report and Reaction: Storm clouds firmly descend on Vancouver Whitecaps after heavy loss to New EnglandAFTN
There was thunder and lightning in the build up to Vancouver Whitecaps tilt at New England Revolution on Wednesday night. The storms only delayed kick off slightly but the ‘Caps will have been wishing it had led to a postponement after they fell to their fourth straight MLS defeat in a 4-0 trouncing.

New England 4, Whitecaps 0: Revs storm past visitors with second-half surgeThe Province
When it rains on the Vancouver Whitecaps, it showers goals. A thunderstorm-delayed game saw the Caps pelted 4-0 by the New England Revolution on Wednesday in Foxborough, Mass., their fourth consecutive loss in a seven-game winless skid.

Sagging Whitecaps crushed 4-0 by New EnglandChilliwack Progress
Diego Fagundez, Carles Gil and Teal Bunbury scored during a late eight-minute stretch and the New England Revolution beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Vancouver Whitecaps: In every day, in every way…Soccer Shorts
You know things are really bad when a 4-0 defeat leaves you thinking, “Hmm, that was a little bit better actually.”

Gustavo Bou has spectacular debut in leading Revolution to shutout of VancouverBoston Globe
The Revolution’s record investment in Argentinian forward Gustavo Bou has paid its first dividend. Bou made a spectacular debut, volleying a goal in the final seconds of the opening half as the Revolution took a 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night.

MLS Wrap: Atlanta United, Revolution thrash opponentsNBC Sports
It was a night of routs in MLS as both Atlanta United and the New England Revolution came away as huge winners.

Toronto FC continues run of good form with 3-1 win over the New York Red BullsDelta Optimist
Jozy Altidore conjured up a goal to remember. Alejandro Pozuelo was clinical from the penalty spot. And substitute Ashtone Morgan closed out the night with a rarity — his second goal in 123 regular-season matches.

Union teams up with city to build 15 soccer mini-pitches and 2 new fields across PhillyPhiladelphia Inquirer
Marking further proof of soccer’s growth in Philadelphia, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Union and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer are committing $3.5 million to build 15 miniature soccer fields and two full-sized fields across the city over the next five years.






Pacific Drop a Hard Fought Battle at York Lions StadiumPacific FC
Pacific FC suffered a 2-1 loss at York Lions Stadium on Wednesday night versus Jimmy Brennan’s York9 FC.

Late lapses costly for struggling Pacific FCTimes Colonist
A familiar storyline of a backline lapse again cost Pacific FC on Wednesday in a 2-1 Canadian Premier League in Toronto against York9.

T-Birds fall to two-time champions in WEUFT quarter-finalUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds battled hard through extremely difficult conditions but saw their World Elite University Football Tournament come to a close with a 3-1 quarter-final loss to the University of Tubingen (Germany) Wednesday afternoon in Guangzhou.

Adult soccer tryouts for 2019-20 season coming in AugustCowichan Valley Citizen
It’s time again to start preparations for the upcoming adult soccer season. The Cowichan Valley Soccer Association plans to field six adult teams again for 2019-20, and tryouts are scheduled to start next month.

UNBC striker Henman opens up about mental health fightPrince George Citizen
It had been a tragic week in Prince George. Two high school students had made the heartbreaking decisions to take their own lives, just days apart from one another. The school was reeling. The community was reeling. Questions mounted in the minds of those where answers would not. It was 11:55 p.m. when my phone vibrated, notifying me of a text. It was Michael Henman, a member of the University of Northern British Columbia’s men’s soccer team.

Kelowna 2019 55+ BC Games to be biggest in history: presidentKelowna Capital News
The 2019 55+ BC Games are coming to Kelowna this September and it is anticipated to be the biggest games ever.

Job Opportunity: Dome and Referee AdministratorKYSA
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is currently seeking a part-time Dome and Referee Administrator. This position will be approximately 20 hours per week with no hours required in July and August, however requirements are subject to change per organizational needs.

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.


FC Edmonton and Valour FC play through weather delaysEdmonton Sun
The final outcome was not necessarily worth the wait, but considering the circumstances, both FC Edmonton and Valour FC will take the result and move on.

Wanderers fall 2-0 to Forge FCChronicle Herald
An aggressive first half from Forge FC was too much for HFX Wanderers FC on the road on Wednesday. Forge outshot the Wanderers 9-1 in the opening 36 minutes and 15-2 in the first half on their way to a 2-0 Canadian Premier League win at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.

Canada Soccer wraps up promising women’s youth international camp in EnglandCSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s EXCEL Program won two of three matches at a youth international series in England, with six goals scored against their two opponents. After a narrow 2:3 loss to England in their first match, Canada won 2:0 over Northern Ireland and then 2:1 in a second match against England.

Real Madrid’s Saputo Stadium practice ‘a dream come true’ for Montreal fansVancouver Sun
You could hear the roar of the tens of thousands of fans and the banging of the plastic seats from outside Saputo Stadium as the richest soccer club in the world stepped onto the pitch.


USL Championship Gameday Report: July 17, Week 20USL
Frank López scored twice on his club debut to help San Antonio FC earn its first road victory of the season with a 3-1 win over Copa Tejas rival El Paso Locomotive FC on Wednesday night at Southwest University Park. Elsewhere in the West, Reno 1868 FC rallied from two goals down in the second half to defeat OKC Energy FC 3-2 at Taft Stadium to move into second place in the conference standings.

Ottawa Fury FC midfielder Wal Fall was voted to the USL Championship Team of the Week bench for Week 19 of the 2019 season, the league announced Tuesday. Fall scored Ottawa’s lone goal on Sunday against two-time defending champions Louisville City FC, converting from the penalty spot, his sixth goal of the season, and recording three key passes, as well as winning 12 of 15 duels.


NWSL: After injuries, Reign FC bolster roster by signing Rosie White, five othersPro Soccer USA
Reign FC signed New Zealand international Rosie White and five other players this week to improve their roster after bad luck with several injuries.

Back from the Cup: Thorns players return to Portland after USA World Cup winKPTV
Just over a week since winning the World Cup with Team USA, four of the Portland Thorns’ biggest stars returned to the squad for training today.

Week 13 Player of the Week: Marta, Orlando PrideNWSL
Marta scored a goal and helped create two more in Week 13 for the Orlando Pride.

Ali Riley: Chelsea Women wing-back moves to Bayern MunichBBC Sport
New Zealand captain Ali Riley has left Chelsea Women after a single season to join Bayern Munich.

Argentina women’s team players critical of coaches after roster changesNBC Sports
The Argentine national team is facing controversy after making a host of changes to its roster for the 2019 Pan American games despite a solid showing in the World Cup earlier this summer.


UCL Roundup: Celtic advances to second roundNBC Sports
Scottish Premier League champion Celtic advanced mostly with ease to the second round of UEFA Champions League qualifying.

Neil Lennon tips Leigh Griffiths to make major Celtic impact after personal issuesThe Guardian
Neil Lennon senses Leigh Griffiths will make a major contribution for Celtic after the striker completed his comeback against Sarajevo.

Sturridge banned from football for two weeks for breaching betting regulationsFour Four Two
Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been handed a two-week suspension from football and a £75,000 fine for breaching betting regulations, the Football Association has announced.

Arsenal beat Bayern Munich after Eddie Nketiah pops up with late winnerThe Guardian
Eddie Nketiah proved to be the match-winner as Arsenal made it two wins from two on their pre-season tour of the United States with a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich.

Nigeria/Tunisia: Ighalo Hands Super Eagles BronzeAll Africa
Odion Ighalo’s second minute goal, his fifth of the tournament, handed Nigeria’s Super Eagles the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019 bronze medal after a 1-0 win over Tunisia in a battle of the eagles at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo on Wednesday night.

After years of turmoil, Algeria finds a coach in BelmadiFrance 24
After a turbulent period which saw Algeria employ seven coaches in three years, it has taken Djamel Belmadi less than one year to restore order and turn a dispirited squad into finalists at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The highs and lows of fans watching the Africa Cup of NationsYahoo Sports
“If football was a president we would have a peaceful and exciting country,” – the words of a young South Africa fan speaking to Reuters while watching his team play in the Africa Cup of Nations perfectly capture the unifying force of the world’s most popular sport.

Europa League: Aberdeen, Kilmarnock & Rangers aim for second roundBBC Sport
Three Scottish teams are in Europa League action later on Thursday, but can all three progress to the second qualifying round?

A closer look at new Juventus signing Matthijs De LigtFour Four Two
Juventus have won the race to sign Ajax teenager Matthijs De Ligt. The 19-year-old central defender was one of the hottest properties in world football and starred in Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-finals.

Kieran Trippier: Tottenham right-back joins Atletico Madrid for £20mBBC Sport
England right-back Kieran Trippier has completed a £20m move to Spanish side Atletico Madrid from Tottenham.

PSG sign Dortmund’s Abdou DialloLigue 1
Defender Abdou Diallo has joined PSG from Bundesliga giants BvB Dortmund on a five-yeardeal. The France U21 international had been in Germany for two years after coming up through the youth academy at AS Monaco.

Bolton players refuse to play pre-season friendly against Chester over pay disputeSky Sports
Bolton’s pre-season friendly against Chester has been cancelled after players refused to play due to an ongoing dispute over unpaid wages.

Asian hopefuls begin mammoth campaign for Qatar 2022FIFA
Asia’s top forty teams have learned the hurdles they must overcome on the road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 after the draw for the second qualifying round took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday.

Agents are soccer’s most powerful people ⁠— but are they necessary?Yahoo Sports
If you thought that players, managers or owners were the true kingmakers of modern soccer, think again.

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