BC Soccer News, Tuesday, August 20, 2019






Episode 354 – The AFTN Soccer Show (A United Front – Vancouver v DC, Whitecaps FO changes, Zac MacMath talks MLSPA, Wayne Rooney, Ola Kamara, Brett Levis) [NSFW] – AFTN
A second win to talk about in three games! The football gods are truly shining down on us now after all the doom and gloom we’ve had to bring you this year.

Galaxy ‘for sure’ to rotate squad vs. Cruz AzulESPN
LA Galaxy manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto said that “for sure” he will rotate some of his squad for Tuesday’s Leagues Cup semifinal against Cruz Azul .

Toronto FC’s Mavinga involved in car accidentToronto Sun
Toronto FC centre back Chris Mavinga was involved in a serious car accident on Sunday after arriving back in Toronto from Columbus, where the Reds posted a 2-2 draw against the Crew on Saturday night at Mapfre Stadium.

Portland Timbers Front Office on the Iron Front symbol, politics at stadiums and human rightsTimbers.com
A supporter at a Timbers match can continue to hoist a banner or display specifically denouncing fascism (e.g. “anti-fascist”) while they wear a t-shirt, pin and scarf with the Iron Front symbol on it. What a supporter cannot do under the new MLS Fan Code of Conduct (more on this later) is wave a banner or any larger display that includes the Iron Front symbol. Why is that?





SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019, 3:00 PM


No. 13 ranked SFU picked to win fourth straight GNAC titleSFU
Simon Fraser opens the season against NCAA No. 2 Cal Poly Pomona on Sept. 5 at Terry Fox Field.

SFU earns unanimous consent in pre-season pollBurnaby Now
Fresh off a third consecutive conference title and its seventh championship in the past nine years, Simon Fraser University enters the season as the unanimous favorite to defend its title in the 2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Preseason Men’s Soccer Coaches Poll.

WSOC beat Penticton in South Okanagan friendlyTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team is unbeaten after two official exhibition matches.

Salcedo accepted $100K to admit prospective student allegedly from British ColumbiaUCLA Daily Bruin
Five months later, Rick Singer’s shadow still looms large over Westwood. Court documents unsealed March 12 stated Singer – the driving force behind the Varsity Blues athletics admission scandal – paid then-UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo $100,000 to get a prospective student admitted to UCLA.

400 Nanaimo-area kids learn to be leaders through soccerNanaimo News Now
Indigenous youth had fun on their turf learning how to play soccer and be a leader in their community.

Island Force looking for goldComox Valley Record
In their quest to win a gold medal at the upcoming 55+ BC Games, the Zone 2 (Vancouver Island North) women’s soccer team has been training with the men’s masters teams in Comox and Qualicum Beach.

Whitecaps FC Academy Centre registration now open for Fall PhaseWhitecaps FC
Registration is now open for the Fall Phase of all Whitecaps FC Academy Centre programs, part of the nationwide Whitecaps FC Academy System.

BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in CanadaBC Soccer Web
In our 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on Canadian TV, we do our best to sort through the leagues, service options and hardware needed to help you get the most out of your soccer weekends this season. The TV situation is constantly changing as leagues are added and Canadian broadcast rights are sorted out at the last moment, so come back for updates!

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: FC Tigers Vancouver 4 Victoria Highlanders 4 (FC Tigers win 4-2 on PKs), July 28, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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.

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.


Valour blast by Eddies with 2nd-half comebackCanPL
Valour FC came from behind with a valiant second-half effort at IG Field on Monday, downing a high-flying FC Edmonton side 3-1.

York9 enter Albertan ‘Death Valley’ with Fall hopes in towCanPL
With home matches to come against Valour FC and Pacific FC, the two teams at the bottom of the CPL table, York9 was poised to join Forge FC and FC Edmonton in the conversation of “who is most likely to play Cavalry FC in the CPL Championship?”

Canada U-23 Olympic Qualifying – Squad BuilderNorthern Starting XI
It’s a great time to be a Canadian Soccer fan. The Canadian Premier League has been up and running for a few months now and has gotten plenty of support. The men’s national team will soon begin their CONCACAF Nations League debut against Cuba. The men’s U-17 team will play in the U-17 World Cup for the first time since 2013.

Holy Cross wins fourth straight Breen’s Jubilee TrophyThe Telegram
One down, one to go: Crusaders women have their sights set on national medal.

Blue Devils Head Into Playoffs As Top Seeds, While Masters, North Miss, Sigma And Alliance All Book SpotsLeague1 Ontario
After a late 1-nil win over Windsor TFC, Oakville Blue Devils went top of the regular season table on Matchweek 15 – the final weekend of matches ahead of the 2019 League1 Ontario Championship – and took top seed going into the playoff period against opponents, Woodbridge Strikers.

Kovacevic, Simpson Lead London And Woodbridge To Semi-Final First Leg WinsLeague1 Ontario
A hat-trick from FC London’s Jade Kovacevic led the home side to a remarkable 4-3 win over Vaughan SC in the first leg of the 2019 League1 Ontario Women’s Championship Semi-Final stage, while Woodbridge Strikers edged their tie by a narrow 1-nil margin.

Alberta Soccer to continue partnership with Indigenous communities beyond recent Alberta Indigenous GamesAlberta Soccer
Over the past week, athletes from around the province have been competing at the 2019 Alberta Indigenous Games (AIG) in Edmonton. The Games are an “Olympics-style”, multi-sport event held annually for Indigenous youth living in Alberta.

Brian Ashton to coach women’s soccer at Laurentian UniversitySudbury Star
The Sudbury resident will be the second coach for the program, taking over from the legendary Rob Gallo. who led the program for its first 20 years.

Buy a Teen Burger and help with the battle to beat MSKamloops This Week
Burgers to Beat MS team captain is Christine Sinclair, three-time Olympian and Canadian women’s national soccer team captain.


Stanley from ‘The Office’ to mingle with soccer fans in MadisonWKOW
Leslie David Baker, better known as “Stanley” from the television show “The Office,” will make a special appearance at Forward Madison FC’s home game on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the club announced Monday.


England striker Ellen White ruled out of upcoming friendlies due to injury Four Four Two
Ellen White, Karen Bardsley and Jill Scott have been left out of England’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Norway while Chelsea forward Bethany England is among four new call-ups.

Alex Greenwood: Casey Stoney could not block Man Utd captain’s Lyon moveBBC Sport
Manchester United Women manager Casey Stoney says she could not stand in the way of defender Alex Greenwood’s move to European champions Lyon.

How Sky Blue FC’s Game At Red Bull Arena Changes Their CalculationsForbes
The easiest summary of what Sky Blue FC, the national women’s soccer league and the larger women’s soccer conversation in America learned from Sunday’s game at Red Bull Arena was as simple as it was jarring, compared to the space Sky Blue has operated in recently.

Megan Rapinoe: ‘We’re everything Trump loves – except that we’re powerful women’The Guardian
It is two weeks since the US women’s football team shut down midtown Manhattan on their World Cup victory parade and Megan Rapinoe, the team’s co-captain and most visible member, is still trying to come down from the high.

Belgian waffle: KBVB says it is not bidding for 2023 Women’s World CupInside World Football
The Belgian FA (KBVB) has denied that it will bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup after FIFA announced that the Belgians had expressed an interest in staging the 32-team tournament.

VIDEO – Woedikou Afi Apéafa: ‘Female players have potential but we are denied visas’BBC
Woedikou Afi Apéafa, a star in Togo’s women’s football team, says visa restrictions are killing the dreams of many female footballers in the West African country.


UEFA Champions League qualifying previewYahoo Sports
Six slots remain in the UEFA Champions League’s 2019-20 group stage, and the 12 teams hoping to fill them begin the final round of qualifying on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Manchester United’s penalty fiasco puts Solskjær’s leadership in spotlightThe Guardian
Disagreements in heat of the moment look bad and buck stops with the manager after making excuses for Paul Pogba.

Manchester United players send strong messages to Paul Pogba abusersManchester Evening News
Several Manchester United players took to social media on Tuesday morning to rally behind Paul Pogba after he was subjected to racist abuse.

Moreno brings Mallorca back from ‘the well’ to ecstasy against EibarThe Guardian
Vicente Moreno was instantly rewarded for keeping faith with those who helped the club rise from Segunda B back to La Liga.

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri diagnosed with pneumoniaYahoo Sports
The 60-year-old Sarri was unable to take training with the Italian champion on Monday because he has been struggling with the flu for the past week.

India bring youth player registration app to combat age fraudInside World Football
The app ‘AIFF Golden Baby League’ aims to curb age fraud by having children registered at the age of six into a database that will help AIFF to maintain an overview of the age of youth players. This would be introduced for any AIFF or I-League academy.

Las Palmas defender offers shelter from wildfiresESPN
Las Palmas defender Deivid Rodriguez has offered shelter to people that have been affected by the wildfires ripping through Gran Canaria.

The Dutch model of developing young footballers: let them sink or swimThe Guardian
The best teenagers at Ajax, PSV, AZ and Utrecht do not play in a youth league. They face men in the country’s second division.

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