BC Soccer News, Thursday, September 13, 2018








Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC | 2018 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Streaking Cascadia Cup rivals square off at BC Place Saturday when the Vancouver Whitecaps FC put a six-game unbeaten streak on the line against a Seattle Sounders squad that has won eight straight in 11 unbeaten in a match with major playoff implications.

Whitecaps eye playoffs in Saturday showdown with Cup-seeking SoundersThe Province
The history of the Cascadia Cup runs deep and long, making it one of the most important intra-season competitions the Whitecaps can play.

Carl Robinson expects reinvigorated derby match vs. Seattle SoundersMLS
here’s always a lot on the line in Cascadian derbies, but Saturday evening’s clash between the Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps.

Sounders one win away from tying longest win streak since 1999MLS
The Seattle Sounders’ eight-game win streak is nearing historic heights.

Playoff Preview: Momentum vital for RSL in crowded WestRSL Soapbox
If you’re trying to follow along with the packed Western Conference as we near the playoffs, you’re not alone.

DC United 2, Minnesota United FC 1 | 2018 MLS Match RecapMLS
They endured quite a scare, but D.C. United weathered a counterattacking display from Minnesota United FC on Wednesday, overturning a deficit to win 2-1 at Audi Field and keep their hopes for the MLS Cup Playoffs alive.

The MLS Cup playoff race picture in the EastMontreal Impact
After a quiet weekend in MLS due to several international games, most notably Canada’s 8-0 victory against the US Virgin Islands, the Montreal Impact should look into sending flowers to David Villa, who scored late for NYCFC, and prevented D.C. United from taking all three points at Yankee Stadium.

Tata Martino to make decision on future “in the next 15 or 20 days”MLS
In an interview with Colombian Radio on Tuesday night, Atlanta United coach Tata Martino denied that he has spoken with either the Argentine or Colombian federation regarding the possibility of managing the nations’ respective national teams.

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Cowichan LMG taking a new directionCowichan Valley Citizen
A new-look Cowichan LMG team will take the field this Friday to kick off the Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 season.

FVSL Premier League Week 1 Results (PDF File)FVSL
The FVSL’s Umbro Premier League kicked off its season this past weekend on the grass during Opening Day at Newton Athletic Park, hosted by Temple United.

PACWEST Soccer Athletes of the WeekPacWest
The PACWEST is proud to announce the soccer Athletes of the Week following the opening weekend of the 2018 regular season.

“Alberta bound” for WolfPack women’s soccerTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team hit the road for the first time in this young Canada West season.

WolfPack men’s soccer to wind up four match “roadie” in CowtownTRU
The road swing concludes this weekend for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team. The WolfPack will play their fourth and final match away from home on Saturday (Sept 15) when they have an afternoon encounter in Calgary against the University of Calgary Dinos.

‘Birds ready for 2018 home openerUBC
Following two straight road weekends to start the 2018 season, the No. 6 ranked UBC Thunderbirds (2-1-0) are finally set to host their home opener on Friday, September 14 when they welcome the Lethbridge Pronghorns (0-2-0) to Thunderbird Stadium.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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.

Call for interest for 2018 TD Diploma course BCSA
Based on the level of interest, BC Soccer is planning to host a 2-day Technical Director’s course in late November or early December of 2018 (dates and location TBA). If you are interested in this course, please let BC Soccer know so they can update you.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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.

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Pandas head coach leads soccer team into home opener after achieving milestoneEdmonton Sun
Liz Jepsen deserves credit for making the University of Alberta Pandas soccer team one of the premier women’s programs in the country.

LOOK: Here’s where the CPL’s #GotGame Open Trialists are fromCanadian Premier League
The Canadian Premier League’s first #GotGame Open Trial is less than 10 days away, and around 1,000 talented young prospects have already signed up to show their skills in front of the league’s collection of head coaches.

Agreement allows high school soccer season to beginLeader Post
High school soccer season can begin following an agreement that was reached between the Saskatchewan Soccer Association and the SHSAA.


Match Report: LA Galaxy II fall in disappointing result to OKC Energy FCLA Galaxy
LA Galaxy II (9-14-6, 33 points) fell 3-1 to OKC Energy FC (11-14-5, 38 points) at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium on Wednesday night. Los Dos opened the scoring in the match, but OKC earned the comeback win with three unanswered goals.

Real Monarchs SLC Draw 1-1 with Saint Louis FCRSL
Real Monarchs SLC (17-9-3, 54 points, 1 West) settled for a 1-1 draw with Saint Louis FC on Wednesday night at Zions Bank Stadium as MF Jose Hernandez’s second half goal ended the Monarchs three-match losing skid.

Hurricane-Affected Battery, Independence Contest RescheduledUSL
The United Soccer League announced on Wednesday the regular season contest between the Charleston Battery and Charlotte Independence at MUSC Health Stadium that had been postponed due to the potential arrival of Hurricane Florence this week had been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 19.

Bethlehem Steel sign 15-year-old U.S. youth international Selmir MiscicPhilly Soccer Page
Bethlehem Steel have signed 15-year-old Philadelphia Union Academy midfield standout Selmir Miscic.


NWSL semifinal between Chicago Red Stars, NC Courage ‘in doubt’ as Hurricane Florence loomsPro Soccer USA
A National Women’s Soccer League conference call Wednesday started with the name on the top of everyone’s mind heading into Sunday’s semifinal match between North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars.

Entry criteria introduced at the top level of Scottish Women’s FootballScottish WPL
Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) can confirm that new entry criteria has been approved and will be introduced for the 2019 season, applying to the 16 teams participating in the Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 and 2.

Chelsea thrash Sarajevo in Women’s Champions League BBC Sport
Chelsea took a huge step towards the last 16 of the Women’s Champions League with a 5-0 first-leg win over Bosnia & Herzegovina side SFK 2000 Sarajevo.

Time for the Women’s Champions League to spread its wingsThe Guardian
Juventus had a tough baptism in Europe’s elite competition this week but with more interest than ever in women’s football, Uefa must seize the initiative to ensure it continues to grow.

Women’s U17 EURO season guideUEFA
The qualifying round starts next Tuesday as 44 teams compete to join Germany and holders Spain in the next stage on the road to Bulgaria.


FIFA set to clamp down on big club player loan dealsInside World Football
FIFA are to put a stop to elite clubs sending unlimited numbers of players out on loan, according to reports from Germany.

Chievo deducted 3 points in Serie A for false accountingSportsnet
Chievo Verona has been docked three points in Serie A and fined 200,000 euros ($232,000) after being found guilty of false accounting.

African giants loom large in last eightFIFA
With the exception of 2016 champions Mamelodi Sundowns, all the sides who have won the CAF Champions League since 2005 have made it through to this year’s quarter-finals: Al Ahly, Wydad Athletic Club, TP Mazembe, Esperance de Tunis, Etoile Sportive du Sahel, and ES Setif. Joining those six continental heavyweights in this year’s last eight are Guinea’s Horoya AC and Angolan outfit Primeiro de Agosto.

The Bundesliga is back – Dortmund and Frankfurt eye Friday night gloryFussballstadt
After a short break it’s back – and what a fixture to mark the return of the Bundesliga from the international pause. Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt will kick start Matchday 3 and recent history suggests it could be a night for goals.

Luke Shaw back at Manchester United after head injurySportsnet
Luke Shaw has returned to Manchester United for further assessment after losing consciousness following a bang to his head during England’s match against Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday.

Mario Balotelli has a lot of work to do on fitness – Nice boss Patrick VieiraESPN
Mario Balotelli “still has a lot of work to do” to get back to peak fitness, Nice coach Patrick Vieira has said.

Spain considering bid to host Euro 2028 or 2030 World CupSportsnet
Spain is reportedly considering a bid to host the 2028 European Championship or the 2030 World Cup.

Liverpool beware: Tottenham’s Harry Kane will show critics he doesn’t need restESPN
Just a month into the 2018-19 season, Harry Kane’s form is seemingly cause for concern after a slow start for Tottenham and England.

Premier League to test VAR with this weekend’s matchesNBC Sports
The Premier League took some flak when it announced this past summer the league would not implement Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) this coming season, instead deciding to “continue testing” the technology.

Hearts’ Craig Levein feeling ‘lot better’ as he returns to media duties after health scareBBC Sport
Hearts manager Craig Levein will decide on Friday if he will be in the dugout for Saturday’s trip to Motherwell following his recent health scare.

Brazil and PSG star Neymar launches new comic bookESPN
Not content with being one of the most widely marketed footballers on the planet, Neymar Jr. has now moved into the world of comic books.

BBC claim to have fixed ‘streaming delay’ on live sportYahoo Sports
Watching sport online could be revolutionised with the BBC claiming they have worked out how to cut out delays while watching live sport.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online)BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

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