BC Soccer News, Thursday, May 30, 2019




FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019, 7:00 PM



Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
A Canadian rivalry is renewed Friday night when the Vancouver Whitecaps host Toronto FC at BC Place.

AUDIO: Fine Lines: Whitecaps needs to keep Ali Adnan beyond loan dealSportsnet
On this week’s edition of Fines Lines, Whitecaps midfielder Andy Rose joins the show to discuss Friday’s home game against Toronto FC.

Toronto FC still a ‘top team’ in MLS despite slump: Whitecaps coachDelta Optimist
Toronto FC may be muddling through a slump, but that doesn’t mean the Vancouver Whitecaps are underestimating their Canadian competition this week.

Impact kicks off three-game homestand with win over Real Salt LakeMontreal Gazette
The Impact’s three-game homestand started off on the right foot Wednesday with a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake in MLS action at Saputo Stadium, but coach Rémi Garde noted his team won’t have much time to savour the victory.

Rooney, Schweinsteiger meet in D.C., Chicago drawESPN
Francisco Calvo scored two minutes into second-half stoppage time to lift the visiting Chicago Fire to a 3-3 draw with D.C. United on Wednesday night.

Atlanta United pushes past Minnesota United 3-0Dirty South Soccer
A pair of stoppage time goals for Josef Martinez saw Atlanta to victory in its return home.

Galaxy win at Kansas City for 1st time since 2007Sportsnet
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 10th goal of the season in the 86th minute and Los Angeles beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Wednesday night for the Galaxy’s first road victory in the series since 2007.

MLS and Mexico’s Liga MX launch competitionCanada.com
Major League Soccer and Mexico’s Liga MX are launching an annual competition called the Leagues Cup but are not including MLS champion Atlanta United.




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Watch Canadian Premier League: Pacific FC at HFX WanderersCBC
Watch coverage of the Canadian Premier League match between Pacific FC and HFX Wanderers live on CBC and CBC.ca at 9:30 am on Saturday morning.

What’s the skinny on Friday morning’s group stage finales after a crazy Day 1 at the B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships!Varsity Letters
Our final edition from Day 1 of the 2019 B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships at Cloverdale Athletic Park is posted with our best look at what is on the line in Thursday’s final group stage games.Group C winner meets Group D winner in a 12:30 p.m. semifinal while Group A winner meets Group B winner at 2:15 p.m. Here’s a breakdown of the four pools with their Wednesday results and upcoming Thursday games.

Group stage stand-outs? We pick the matches to watch in pool play as the 2019 B.C. AAA girls soccer tourney kicks off WednesdayVarsity Letters
The B.C. senior girls AAA high school soccer championships, hosted by Fleetwood Park Secondary, kicks off a three-day run Wednesday at Cloverdale Athletic Park.

Finding their flow, PoCo’s Riverside Rapids hope another hard road to B.C. AAA girls soccer provincials pays dividendsVarsity Letters
No team has perhaps had a tougher road to the B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships the last two years running than Port Coquitlam’s Riverside Rapids.

Sasakamoose to join TRU WolfPack on soccer pitchKamloops This Week
The TRU WolfPack women’s soccer team have signed a Kamloops-born player whose uncle is a national trailblazer.

Metropolitan FC make it a cup double after 3-0 win over FC Serbia United in 2019 BC Provincial B Cup final (with video highlights)AFTN
Metropolitan FC capped off a great season by adding the Keith Millar Cup to their VMSL Division 2 Cup after a 3-0 win over FC Serbia United in Sunday’s BC Provincial B Cup final at Burnaby Lake.

Better Late Than Never…B Cups complete 2019 Adult FinalsBCSA
When a damaging windstorm swept southern BC on the morning of April 27th, the chain of events including Ferry cancellations would impact two Adult Provincial finals.

The Victoria Highlanders Second Team (2-0-1) played a pair of Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) matches on the mainland over the weekend. First, the Highlanders traveled to Surrey to take on Surrey United on May 25th, a match that ended in a 1-1 draw. The second match of the weekend had the Highlanders travel to Vancouver to square off against FC Tigers Vancouver on May 26th in a match that saw the visiting side take the 3-2 win.

KYSA round-up to May 26, 2019Kamloops This Week
Emma Shibata had the lone goal for the Kamloops Blaze in a 1-1 tie with Kelowna United in under-15 Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League action on McArthur Island.

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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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Leading scorer Tristan Borges leads Forge past FC EdmontonSportsnet
Tristan Borges scored on a penalty kick in the 34th minute and the Hamilton Forge went on to a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton on Wednesday night in Canadian Premier League action.

‘We need to be brave’: Paulus calls for more amid Eddies’ scoreless runCanPL
After a 2-0 loss to Forge FC in Hamilton on Wednesday, it’s now three games and counting for the Eddies’ offence. Three games without a goal. And, on Wednesday, the Eddies generated but one shot on goal. One.

York9, HFX settle for draw after spirited startCBC
Despite a spirited start, neither York9 FC nor HFX Wanderers FC were able to find an edge over their opponent on Wednesday as they played to a 1-1 draw at Wanderers Grounds.

CanChamp: York9 FC, HFX Wanderers FC and Cavalry FC advance to the second roundCSA
York9 FC, HFX Wanderers FC and Cavalry FC have all advanced to the second round of the 2019 Canadian Championship. York9 FC have advanced to meet FC Edmonton, HFX Wanderers FC of Halifax have advanced to meet Valour FC of Winnipeg, and Cavalry FC of Calgary have advanced to meet Forge FC of Hamilton.

Montreal’s Olympic Stadium will get new roof, CAQ government saysMontreal Gazette
In tabling a bill giving the Olympic Installations Board a new name and more power to fly on its own accord, Tourism Minister Caroline Proulx said the government is committed to the future of the Olympic site.

Top soccer players not getting proper concussion screening: studyDelta Optimist
A new study by researchers in Toronto suggests that many of the world’s top soccer players aren’t being properly examined for possible concussions.

Rangers launch special Canadian Soccer Schools partnershipRangers News
Rangers have launched a special new Soccer Schools partnership with a Canadian performances coaching group.


Recap: Toronto FC II vs. North Texas SCToronto FC
Toronto FC II put an end to North Texas SC’s unbeaten start to the 2019 season after coming away with a 3-2 win at BMO Training Ground on Wednesday afternoon.

USL Championship Gameday Report: May 29, Week 13USL
A sensational free kick by Mo Jadama lifted T2 past the Monarchs and just two points back of New Mexico United for first place in the Western Conference, while the Galaxy II surged back with a late rally to earn a draw with the Defiance.

With New Leadership In Place, NISA Breaks Its SilenceMidfield Press
The National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) has been in the works over two years, and although the league has not kicked a ball yet, it is on its third management team. NISA was conceived by Peter Wilt and Jack Cummins as an association that brings together multiple leagues at different tiers of professional and adult amateur soccer in the USA. The idea was that NISA would have low barriers to entry for clubs, would not have territory rights restricting who can join the league and would eventually introduce promotion and relegation between the tiers to better reflect the norms of the global game.


Scotland 3-2 Jamaica: What did we learn from Hampden send-off?BBC Sport
A record crowd, a victory, and a country enthused by the impending World Cup adventure.

Women’s World Cup 2019 team guide No 7: SpainThe Guardian
The coach Jorge Vilda has left star player Vero Boquete at home and may struggle to get past the last-16 stage.

Michelle Heyman walks away from MatildasCanberra Times
Matildas striker Michelle Heyman has retired from national team duty after missing out on next month’s World Cup. The 30-year-old has battled a string of physical and mental health challenges and announced in an interview on Thursday she was stepping away.

Visa Make ‘Substantial Investment’ To Support Women’s SoccerForbes
Visa has announced a “substantial investment” in the future of women’s soccer, including a five-year partnership with the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Women’s World Cup: How brands are leveraging a ‘culturally relevant’ momentMarketing Week
Women’s football is quickly gaining momentum with the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup tipped to lure one billion viewers offering advertisers a momentous opportunity to tap into a “culturally relevant” conversation in a growing commercial market.

FIFA 19 Is Getting The Women’s World Cup Final As A Playable ModeGQ
Now, in continuing their push to help foster the growth of women’s football in their own way, EA Sports are bringing the journey of the Matildas — along with that of every other team at this year’s tournament — to your PS4 by reportedly including the Women’s World Cup Final as a playable mode in the game.

Soccer star Alex Morgan is not only USWNT co-captain — she also writes children’s booksFox 35
Soccer star and co-captain of the U.S. Woman’s National Soccer Team, Alex Morgan, is also a prolific children’s book author, penning the “The Kicks” series.

Orlando Pride to Receive NWSL’s First-Ever Customized, Exclusive Training FacilityOrlando City SC
In a historic move, the Orlando Pride will receive the first-ever customized, exclusive training facility in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the Club announced today. Following the 2019 season, Sylvan Lake Park will undergo a complete renovation, becoming the first training facility in the NWSL that is tailored to and used only by a women’s team.

Gothenburg to stage 2021 Women’s Champions League finalUEFA
Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg has been picked as the venue for the 2021 UEFA Women’s Champions League final in May of that year – which will mark the 400th anniversary of the Swedish city’s founding.


Chelsea win Europa League after Eden Hazard inspires thrashing of ArsenalThe Guardian
At the end, even Maurizio Sarri’s superstitions went out of the window. The Italian normally refuses to step on to the playing surface, though he could not contain himself at the final whistle. Sprinting forward on to the turf, arms raised in triumph, Chelsea’s head coach celebrated the first major trophy of a career that has spanned two decades. It was hard to begrudge him his moment.

Eden Hazard: ‘I think it’s a goodbye,’ says Chelsea forwardBBC Sport
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard suggested he had played his last game for the club after his two goals helped the Blues beat Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final.

Spalletti leaves Inter Milan, Conte expected to replace him Sportsnet
Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti has left the Serie A club, with Antonio Conte expected to replace him in the next few days.

U-20 World Cup: Hosts, Japan and Colombia claim Round of 16 spotsFIFA
With every match played in Groups A and B, we have a clearer picture than ever of which teams will move on to the last 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019.

Pacific pariah: FIFA bans former OFC boss Nicholas for eight yearsInside World Football
Yet another high-profile former FIFA bigwig has been thrown out of the game, making a mockery of the suggestion that corruption is over among those who have served football’s world governing body.

FA launches ‘don’t be that idiot’ campaignESPN
The Football Association has launched a campaign which warns fans “don’t be that idiot” in an attempt to combat anti-social behaviour ahead of the UEFA Nations League finals in Portugal.

The Superstar Hiding in Plain SightNY Times
Persistent stereotypes about Asian players obscure the quality of Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min, a star by any metric.

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