BC Soccer News, Tuesday, April 30, 2019



FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019, 6:00 PM



Episode 338 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Away With The Ferries featuring David Clanachan, Michael Silberbauer, and Stephen Hart)AFTN
What a weekend. What a week. It’s had us away with the ferries, and that’s where this rather different, and shorter than usual, episode of the AFTN Soccer Show has been recorded as we take to the high seas to travel to Victoria.

Henry named to MLS Team of the WeekWhitecaps FC
For the second time in just five weeks, Vancouver Whitecaps FC centre back Doneil Henry has been named to the MLS Team of the Week.

Whitecaps PR handling of abuse claims ‘appropriate,’ but could say more: expertCity News 1130
The Whitecaps haven’t granted interviews since former women’s players came forward with abuse allegations against a former coach. We’re hearing from a crisis communications expert about the soccer club’s approach to this situation. ““The team, I believe, has acted appropriately,” Alyn Edwards said, referencing the club’s statements to date. “Anything beyond that would be to comment on particulars that should be part of a [potential] police investigation. I think that would be inappropriate.”

Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush named MLS player of the weekSportsnet
Montreal defeated the visiting Chicago Fire 1-0 Sunday behind a clean sheet performance from Bush. the ‘keeper made crucial back-to-back saves in the opening minutes of the contest to keep the match scoreless.

Rapids head coach blames Front Office, ownership, and even his own players for losses this seasonBurgundy Wave
As the losses pile up, job security is something Anthony Hudson should probably worry about.

FC Cincinnati looks to return to form at Philadelphia UnionCincinnati Soccer Talk
FC Cincinnati will look to return to a better form when it goes up against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday. This will be the second time FCC has faced the Union. The first time match was a 2-0 loss in a downpour at Nippert Stadium on March 30.

The Crew must start spending money offensively to fix goal-scoring issuesMassive Report
As MLS evolves, offensive production gets strongly connected to financial investment.

Onuoha calls on MLS to take action against ‘thug’ IbrahimovicESPN
Nedum Onuoha has labelled Zlatan Ibrahimovic a “thug” and called on the Major League Soccer to punish the striker after the two players clashed during La Galaxy’s 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Sunday.

Can star player Marco Fabián revive the Union’s Latino fanbase? Show me some cariño, they say.Philly.com
It was a sentiment that perfectly encapsulated the hopes of Union executives, who say the Mexican-born player has “accelerated” its recent outreach efforts to engage with Latinos, for whom soccer is a favorite sport. But after 10 seasons of what many say have been fits-and-starts attempts, many wonder: Can Fabián invigorate the Union’s Latino fanbase?

Can Dynamo gain more relevance in Houston?Sportsmap
Houston is a great soccer city but it is being judged in many cases for the attendance that we have had over the years in MLS, which has created a fatigue. We have many that pander to the MLS product instead of treating it professionally and talking pros and cons.

City of stars: Los Angeles becoming epicenter of the 2019 MLS seasonMLS
It would appear that Major League Soccer has gone Hollywood.

MLS and Twitter extend content partnership through 2022Sporting KC
Major League Soccer today announced an extension of its content agreement with Twitter that provides fans with a comprehensive slate of live matches, highlights and features. The partnership, originally announced in March 2018, has been extended through the end of the 2022 season.

Tennis star Sloane Stephens, TFC’s Jozy Altidore announce engagementSportsnet
Tennis star Sloane Stephens and Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore announced their engagement on social media Monday.





WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 , 2019, 8:00 PM


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PHOTOS: Canadian Premier League, Pacific FC 1, HFX Wanderers FC 0, April 28, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos of Pacific FC’s historic debut by BC Soccer Web’s Bill Currie.

Report and Reaction: Starostzik header sees Pacific FC make history with first CPL winAFTN
There was a moment midway through the first half when, in a wild two-minute spell, possession was conceded, regained, and then conceded again at an almost comical rate from both sides. The pitch became a pinball machine. Nobody wanted to lose the ball, but nobody really wanted to keep it either.

BC Soccer Assoc. hosting 2 special seminars geared towards Club Executives & Technical DirectorsBCSA
Responsible technical planning, development and oversight are important to the success of any organization. Organization that perform well in this area provided increased customer service to the players and families those organizations service.

Kamloops Wolfpack soccer season drawing nearKamloops This Week
The Kamloops Wolfpack soccer team will begin Pacific Coast Soccer League play on May 11 with a match against Surrey United in Cloverdale.

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
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.

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.


Canadian soccer in dizzying, dream-like state following CPL’s arrivalCanPL
Dreams can be big and dreams can be small — and this weekend, dreams of all shapes and sizes came true in Canadian soccer.

Canadian Premier League already living up to its mission statementSportsnet
Three minutes. That’s all it took for the Canadian Premier League to begin living up to the promise of its mission statement: To prevent Canadian players from falling through the cracks by giving them opportunities in their own domestic league that they might not receive elsewhere.

Long time coming for Valour FC head coach/GM GaleWinnipeg Sun
Winnipeg’s new pro soccer club opens its season in Victoria on Wednesday against a Pacific FC team that defeated Halifax, 1-0, in its debut on the weekend.

Beyond dreams, Valour FC ready to launch inaugural seasonMontreal Gazette
Tyson Farago always has May 1 circled on his calendar, but the Winnipegger used bright red ink and added an asterisk or two for this week. On Wednesday, Farago will turn 28 years old on the road, but the big news of the day is what he’ll be doing.

Deep local history will resonate with fans, says Valour FC coachGlobal
Winnipeg’s newest pro sports franchise is mere days away from its opening kickoff, and its coach and general manager couldn’t be more excited for Winnipeg fans to see their new Canadian Premier League (CPL) team in action.

HFX Wanderers looking to turn their luck around in pro soccer home openerThe Coast
After a loss in BC, Halifax’s team in the new Canadian Premier League goes for am east coast win Saturday.

Not the rocket man, HFX Wanderers’ Elton John is the soccer manCBC
HFX Wanderers FC boasts the biggest name in the Canadian Premier League even if the fame has to be shared.

Will the Canadian Premier League turn the country into a football power?The Guardian
Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver compete in MLS, but an exclusively Canadian professional league is hoping to boost the national team.

Canadian Premier League is here – but will enough people care?The Score
Speculation was rife that the clash with Major League Soccer at BMO Field was a deliberate act of defiance by the CPL. Instead, if Clanachan is to be believed, it was a convenient accident.

Collective Voice: Coaches can make or break a teamStar-Phoenix
Soccer was one of my favourite sports when I was younger, but my feelings about it changed as I started getting older.


TFC II pick up three more points in LansingWaking the Red
Toronto FC II continued their strong start to the season on Friday night, beating Lansing Ignite FC 2-0.

LA Galaxy II earn second shutout result of the season LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy II (3-3-2, 11 points) earned their second shutout of the season with a 0-0 draw at home against Las Vegas Lights FC (2-4-2, 8 points) on Monday.

North Carolina Courage: Attack remains the focal pointMLS Multiplex
After the weekend’s win over the Houston Dash, the North Carolina Courage have now scored nine goals in their last two games. The attack remains the focal point for Paul Riley’s team, and that should spell trouble for everyone else in the NWSL.

After turning pro, 13-year-old phenom Olivia Moultrie now stuck in soccer limboYahoo Sports
Moultrie has been training with the Portland Thorns senior team alongside the likes of Horan and Tobin Heath, despite being part of the club’s youth academy. An eventual debut in the NWSL seems like the next logical step – but it won’t be happening anytime soon.

Sky Blue FC looking better in 2019 NWSL season on and off the fieldPhilly.com
Though the standings don’t show it yet, there’s clear evidence that Sky Blue FC is a much better team this year than last season, when it didn’t win a game until the last day of the campaign.

Dash teammates Nichelle Prince and Lindsay Agnew had envisioned playing in a World Cup together for yearsHouston Chronicle
Dash teammates Nichelle Prince and Lindsay Agnew had envisioned playing in a World Cup together for years.

Unbeaten Manchester City fall short in WSL where every game mattersThe Guardian
Arsenal’s triumph and Chelsea’s demise are proof of the unpredictability of women’s football and the excitement will surely rise with United and Spurs.


Lyon v Barcelona: #UWCL final – all you need to knowUEFA
Lyon will play their eighth final in a decade while Barcelona are there for the first time when they meet in Budapest on 18 May.

Women’s World Cup: Izzy Christiansen thought France 2019 ‘dream was over’BBC Sport
England’s Izzy Christiansen says she thought her “World Cup dream was over” after breaking her leg and damaging ankle ligaments in March.

Meet the FIFA Women’s World Cup fans behind the teams: SpainSBS
As part of a continuing series, SBS News looks at the local fans of some of the nations competing in the Women’s World Cup in June. Here, we meet two Sydney girls with Spanish ancestry who will be watching their heroes.


Atalanta jumps into top four in Serie A with win over UdineseThe Star
Atalanta continued its fantastic season as it produced two late goals to beat relegation-threatened Udinese 2-0 and move into the top four in Serie A on Monday.

Lazio handed suspended sentence of partial stadium closureLondon Free Press
Lazio has been handed a suspended sentence of a partial stadium closure for one match for their fans’ racist abuse against AC Milan.

UEFA Europa League semi-final ties setUEFA
Get the lowdown on the last-four ties: previous meetings, pedigree, familiar faces.

Manchester United considering Rio Ferdinand for technical director roleThe Guardian
Rio Ferdinand is among the candidates being considered for a senior football role at Manchester United.

David Wagner in advanced Schalke talks as ex-Huddersfield boss eyes managerial returnSky Sports
David Wagner is in advanced talks with Schalke over the vacant manager’s job, according to Sky in Germany.

Tim Howard: ‘I hope Liverpool never win a title while I’m still breathing’CNN
Tim Howard, the former Manchester United and Everton goalkeeper, is unequivocal. “I hope Liverpool never win a title while I’m still breathing,” he told CNN after his Colorado Rapids side was beaten by Atlanta United, speaking with a twinkle in his eye.

Belgium’s Mechelen and Waasland-Beveren face relegation over match-fixing chargesInside World Football
The Belgian FA (KBVB) have begun the procedure which will determine if KV Mechelen and Waasland-Beveren will be relegated to the second tier of Belgian football after accusations of match-fixing on the final day of last season.

Arsenal honour founder David Danskin at special graveside ceremonyBBC Sport
Arsenal have paid to restore the grave of the man who inspired the club’s formation more than 130 years ago.

Netflix announces deal for film about Thailand’s cave boysVancouver Courier
Netflix has announced it will join with the production company for the movie Crazy Rich Asians to make a film about last July’s dramatic rescue of 12 village boys in northern Thailand who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave for more than two weeks.

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