BC Soccer News, Thursday, July 25, 2019





CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 1 Cavalry FC 2, July 24, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Report and Reaction: Whitecaps stampeded out of Cup as Cavalry FC make historyAFTN
In a season of disappointments Vancouver Whitecaps suffered a new low dropping a 2-1 result to Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC, bowing out of the Canadian Championship in the quarter-final round and writing their name in an unwanted chapter of Canadian soccer history books.

Calgary bounces withering Whitecaps from Canadian ChampionshipsChilliwack Progress
Calgary’s Cavalry FC pulled off an upset Wednesday night, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 to advance to the Canadian Championship semifinals.

Cavalry FC 2, Whitecaps 1: Vancouver’s Canadian Championship is over; the MLS season, tooThe Province
The Dog Days of Summer are here, and they have sunk their teeth deep into the Vancouver Whitecaps’ posterior.

This Is A Low: Where do the Whitecaps go from here?AFTN
As much as Wednesday’s match was a richly deserved historic moment for the Calgary side and the CPL, it was an embarrassment for the Whitecaps and really shows just how low the team have sunk this season.

Vancouver Whitecaps go down the rabbit holeSoccer Shorts
Perhaps the real tragedy of the Vancouver Whitecaps being eliminated from the Canadian Championship by Cavalry FC is that I had planned to write quite a funny blog if they had won. But instead of that, we get this.

After big road wins, Portland Timbers looking for same success at home Oregon Live
The Portland Timbers eked out a 1-0 win on July 7 to became the first team this season to beat NYCFC at Yankee Stadium. Three days later, they became the first team to beat LAFC at Banc of California Stadium when they ousted the Supporters’ Shield-leaders from the U.S. Open Cup. On Sunday, Portland then went to Seattle and beat their rivals 2-1 to become the first team this season to earn a win over the Sounders at CenturyLink Field. Now, the Timbers need to find the same success at home as they’ve found on the road.

Impact acquires Finland international Lassi Lappalainen on loanMontreal Impact
The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday the acquisition of Finland international midfielder Lassi Lappalainen, with options to extend his loan through the 2020 MLS season.

MLS: Leagues Cup proves Liga MX dominanceMLS Multiplex
The quarter-finals of the Leagues Cup were this week. Liga MX teams won three out of four and only lost the other because of the lottery that is penalties. Its dominance over MLS was once again displayed in full.

Galaxy’s Alvarez among five additions to MLS Homegrown Team rosterSBI
Five additions have been to the MLS Homegrown Team roster ahead of next week’s match against Chivas Guadalajara’s Under-20 squad.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019, 5:00 PM



Okanagan FC squeaks into playoffs despite loss at final home gameKelowna Capital News
Okanagan FC claimed final playoff spot in their first year in the Pacific Coast Soccer League.

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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Montreal Impact beat York9, advanced to semifinal of Canadian Championship Delta Optimist
Ignacio Piatti’s long-awaited return from injury gave Montreal the edge it needed to stay alive in the Canadian Championship.

Ottawa Fury FC beat Wanderers FC, advance to semifinals of Canadian ChampionshipDelta Optimist
The Ottawa Fury shook off an atrocious first half on Wednesday to reach the Canadian Championship semifinal.

‘We paid the price’: HFX rue costly errors after CanChamp exit to OttawaCanPL
HFX Wanderers FC needed to score two goals against Ottawa Fury FC and not concede to move through to the Canadian Championship semi-final.

Whitecaps FC name roster for Thursday’s match in SaskatchewanWhitecaps FC
The Vancouver Whitecaps FC Development Squad is off to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to face the SK Selects on Thursday as part of the SK Summer Soccer Series.

L1O Review: Groups of Death?Northern Starting XI
Things are heating up on and off the pitch in League 1 Ontario, with the temperatures soaring into the mid/late 30’s and just three games remaining in the race for the playoffs for the majority of the league there’s almost everything to play for.

Cape Breton programs breaks down barriers for kids to learn sportsCBC
Swarms of kids dressed in bright orange T-shirts swung bats, kicked balls and volleyed big balloons inside Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S., on Tuesday as part of a program that aims to teach kids how to play different sports, gain confidence and make friends.


USL Championship Gameday Report: July 24, Week 21USL
A five-game Wednesday kicked off with a matinee kickoff between Orange County SC and Reno 1868 FC.

The Miami FC Join NISA, Return to “Pro” Soccer Magic City Soccer
The Miami FC suffered a fate that very few soccer organizations around the world have had to deal with. About a year and a half ago, Miami was a team without a home.

The National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) announced today the fixtures for the Fall 2019 competition, dubbed the NISA Showcase. There will be eight clubs competing this Fall 2019: San Diego 1904 FC, Cal United Strikers FC, Atlanta SC, Philadelphia Fury, Stumptown Athletic, Miami FC, Los Angeles and Oakland Roots SC.


Portland Thorns rout Houston Dash 5-0 as U.S. Women’s National Team players make return to Providence ParkOregon Live
A club-record 22,329 fans walked through the gates at Providence Park Wednesday night to watch the Portland Thorns put on a show against the Houston Dash.

Washington Spirit back to winning ways after defeating Sky Blue FC 1-0Black and Red United
The Washington Spirit broke a five-game winless rut with a 1-0 victory over Sky Blue FC, disappointing a sellout crowd of 5,003 in New Jersey. Ashley Hatch’s goal early in the second half made the difference on a night that saw Rose Lavelle and Carli Lloyd make their return to NWSL play after winning the World Cup with the USWNT.

Alex Morgan believes pay-to-play youth model is “detrimental to the growth” of U.S. soccerSBI
Youth soccer in the United States usually comes at a cost, and typically not a cheap one, which is why U.S. Women’s National team star Alex Morgan believes that it’s severely hurting the growth of soccer domestically.


Champions League wrap: Celtic, hosts all grab resultsNBC Sports
A day after the away sides had strong first legs in the UEFA Champions League’s second qualifying round, the hosts restored a bit of order.

Europa League preview: Wolves return to Europe NBC Sports
Surely when PSV Eindhoven knocked Wolverhampton Wanderers out of the 1980-81 UEFA Cup, the West Midlands club didn’t think a nearly 40-year wait to return was in the cards, but that angst has given way to joy.

Nuno Espírito Santo: ‘It is like Coca-Cola, they never change the recipe’The Guardian
Wolves manager predicts a new football cycle but his team’s identity will not alter as they prepare for Europa League action.

Europa League: Strasbourg look for smooth startLigue 1
Four months after winning the Coupe de la Ligue BKT, RC Strasbourg Alsace began their European adventure against Israel’s Maccabi Haifa on Thursday in the first leg of their 2nd qualifying round UEFA Europa League tie.

Tottenham 1-2 Man Utd: Angel Gomes fires late winner for UnitedBBC Sport
Teenage striker Angel Gomes scored the winner 10 minutes from time as Manchester United beat Premier League rivals Tottenham 2-1 in a competitive International Champions Cup tie in Shanghai.

Hong Kong anti-government protests spill into Manchester City gameLeader Post
Hong Kong soccer fans sang protest songs and waved anti-government banners as politics spilled into the sporting arena on Wednesday during a friendly game involving English Premier League champions Manchester City in the China-ruled city.

Bury face threat of expulsion from EFLFour Four Two
Bury face the threat of expulsion from the English Football League if they do not meet the insolvency policy.

Cardiff 2019: What is the Homeless World Cup?BBC
Cardiff is playing host to the 17th Homeless World Cup football tournament which kicks off on Saturday.

Conmebol strips Tapia of FIFA Council seat after he criticises Copa America refsInside World Football
Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia (pictured) has been stripped by Conmebol of his place on the FIFA Council following criticism of this year’s Copa America in Brazil.

Liverpool plan to further increase Anfield expansionYahoo Sports
Liverpool’s plan to expand Anfield are set to be cranked up a few notches.

Kit sponsors can offer fond memories but betting logos would not be missedThe Guardian
Forty years ago this week, Liverpool announced the first ever top flight sponsorship deal in the UK with Hitachi – £100,000 over two years. For the 1979 version of Twitter – presumably just people shouting in the street – this story must have trended. Football fans don’t like change, and a hifi manufacturer on the front of a pure red Liverpool kit, while everyone else was clear and unbranded, must have hurt.

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