BC Soccer News, Tuesday, August 21, 2018




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MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2, NY Red Bulls 2, August 18, 2018BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

Episode 292 – The AFTN Soccer Show (A Load Of Bull – Whitecaps v RBNY analysis, Tim Parker, Defensive struggles, Southsiders mess)AFTN
From the highs of Portland to the lows of Toronto. It had been a busy and mixed few days for Vancouver Whitecaps. A lot of ups and a lot of downs, so it was perhaps only expected that we got both of those in the ‘Caps 2-2 draw with New York Red Bulls on Saturday.

Would a Change of Manager Even Make a Difference?Eighty-Six Forever
Fans have rightfully wondered if a new manager will make a difference. The Whitecaps, after all, are in the lower part of the middle 3rd of spending in MLS. Will a new manager have the funds to build a squad that can compete for the MLS cup? Will they be blocked from making high money transfers that could improve the team? Would the squad they build even be able to play an attacking possession style? Let us examine all of these questions.

AUDIO: Home wins crucial for Whitecaps in their push towards playoffsSportsnet
Long-time Canada Soccer coach Michael Findlay joined Sportsnet 650 to discuss the importance of the Vancouver Whitecaps winning their home games if they want to make a serious run at the post-season.

Whitecaps supporters group leader resigns over Pride Night board statementThe Province
Two weeks after the Southsiders, the original and still largest Whitecaps supporters group, released a controversial statement critical of Whitecaps team captain Kendall Waston, one of the best-known leaders of group has resigned.

6ix on a Wave: Don’t Make Me A Target — What’s Jozy’s future?Waking the Red
Does Jozy fancy another shot at Europe? Are we in the era of ‘Oh-No-Zy Out-The-Door’?

Timbers vow to use sudden struggles as learning tool to prep for SoundersMLS
After following a 15-game unbeaten run by losing three straight matches, the Portland Timbers will attempt to find the teachable moments heading into Sunday’s home Cascadia Cup clash against the Seattle Sounders.

D.C. United earning more respect during impressive run of formSBI
For most of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, D.C. United was where everybody thought they would be. Last in the Eastern Conference and showing no signs of consistency or improvement.

Sigi Schmid apologizes to Galaxy fans, vows defensive fixes after routMLS
Following their 5-0 blowout loss to the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field on Saturday, the Galaxy have now conceded 47 goals, tied with the Vancouver Whitecaps for the second-worst mark in the Western Conference. And they must now respond quickly respond from this defensive lowpoint — in which they tied a club record for worst margin of defeat — in time to face El Trafico rivals LAFC.

Diego Rubio looks like the striker Sporting KC was looking forSBI
It’s no secret that Sporting Kansas City has been looking for a consistent goal scorer at striker for more than a year.

FC Cincinnati: Racing on fast-track towards MLS competitionMLS Multiplex
It’s barely more than a half-year until MLS team FC Cincinnati takes the pitch. As such, they are racing on fast-track to ready themselves for the upcoming competition.

Key Nashville council committee recommends disapproval of MLS stadium projectThe Tennessean
A key Metro Council committee voted Monday to recommend disapproval of a pair of ordinances needed to sign off on Nashville’s Major League Soccer stadium project, signaling a potentially tough road ahead for passage in the full council.

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Pacific FC names team’s first head coachTimes Colonist
Michael Silberbauer, capped 25 times for Denmark including at Euro 2012, sees Canada as a land of untapped potential for soccer.

Twist of fate led Pacific FC coach Michael Silberbauer to seek CPL opportunityPacific FC
In a league for Canadians, by Canadians, Michael Silberbauer is an aberration. Pacific FC’s first head coach, a Dane, is dissimilar from his peers, all of who are Canadian.

From YBB to Pacific FC; Simpson and Silberbauer back together againthe11.ca
Go back a half-decade. The location: Switzerland. Canadian international Josh Simpson is teammates with Danish veteran Michael Silberbauer at Young Boys Bern.

Pacific FC: It’s all coming togetherNorthern Starting XI
It’s all coming together for Pacific FC. The first professional sports team to represent Vancouver Island in a coast to coast league named their head coach on Monday morning. The team which is set to kick off has now taken the first step in building its on field product ahead of the scheduled 2019 kickoff of the newly formed Canadian Premier League.

T-Birds top preseason pollUBC
The 2018 U SPORTS men’s national championship host UBC Thunderbirds are the early frontrunners to take home their record 19th Canada West title, coming in tops in the conference’s annual preseason coaches’ poll.

Chilliwack soccer star helps UBC Thunderbirds get preseason hypeChilliwack Progress
Victory Shumbusho and his UBC Thunderbirds are the top-ranked men’s soccer team in the Canada West conference according to the pre-season coaches poll released Monday.

UFV men’s soccer 2018: Cascades undergo a true culture change as 15 pure freshmen form program’s new foundationVarsity Letters
It takes a pretty honest architect to unroll the blueprint and wield the eraser when the plans for a newly-poured foundation have barely had the opportunity to settle.

Dedicated Vernon pair earn George Stein soccer bursaryVernon Morning Star
Vernon’s Madelyn Smith and Kenzel Aarts-Roman are the 2018 George Stein Memorial Soccer Bursary recipients, presented by North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association.

Soccer Opportunities in BC BCSA
BC Soccer Association & a number of clubs have job and volunteer opportunities available for the upcoming season. Find the latest ones here.

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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Holy Cross cruises to Jubilee Trophy soccer titleThe Telegram
There aren’t a lot of sure bets when it comes to sports, especially when it’s a one-game, all-or-nothing showdown. But you could pretty much take this one to the bank.

Men’s Hurricanes add to back linePEI Guardian
The Holland Hurricanes have fortified their back line by adding a young, but experienced, defender from St. Johns, N.L.

Phantoms win City CupMedicine Hat News
After taking home the title the Medicine Hat Senior Men’s Outdoor Soccer League, the Earls Phantoms had just one trophy left to win — and they hoisted into the air on Sunday night at the Methanex Bowl.

CBN Lightning double the fun with two provincial titlesCompass
The Conception Bay North Lightning Minor Soccer Association had quite the championship weekend Aug. 10-12, claiming a pair of provincial titles.

Wildfire smoke chokes off outdoor activities in CalgaryCalgary Herald
Relentless smoke from B.C. forest fires continues to take a toll on outdoor activities in Calgary, with many wondering how long the potentially dangerous haze will last.

Strike From Windsor’s Pio Gets First Win, Puts Dent In Sanjaxx’s Playoff HopesLeague1 Ontario
Windsor TFC defeated the Sanjaxx Lions 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in a back-and-forth affair in Windsor to earn their first victory of the season.

U-13s put in strong performance at the Champions LeagueToronto FC
The Toronto FC Academy U-13 (2005) team bowed out of the 2018 U-13 CONCACAF Champions League after a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to LAFC on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals of the prestigious tournament.


Match Preview: Toronto FC II at Indy ElevenToronto FC
TFC II comes in off a difficult 2-0 defeat at the hands of Bethlehem Steel FC last week. Overall, the Young Reds are 2-3-0 on their last five games including wins over Nashville and Richmond.

Western Conf. Notes – Republic FC ‘Not Good Enough’ vs. Los DosUSL
After suffering a midweek loss on the road to Saint Louis FC, the goal for Sacramento Republic FC was to produce a strong bounce-back display and maintain the upper hand it has held over its Southern California rival the LA Galaxy II on Saturday night at Papa Murphy’s Park.

Eastern Conf. Notes – Nashville Shows Growth in LouisvilleUSL
In terms of a means to measure where you side stands in the big picture, a visit to Louisville City FC is currently among the bigger tests a side can undertake in the USL, so the fact that his Nashville SC side was able to emerge from Saturday’s visit to Slugger Field with a point after a 0-0 draw between the teams was certainly pleasing to NSC Head Coach Gary Smith.


Spain win thrilling semi to reach maiden finalFIFA
Spain got a second-half winner from Patri Guijarro to defeat hosts France 1-0 and advance to the final of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018. This despite La Rojita playing the final quarter of Monday’s semi-final with ten players.

England women beaten by Japan in U20 World Cup semi-finalSky Sports
England U20 women’s World Cup hopes came to an end on Monday as they lost 2-0 to Japan in their semi-final.

NWSL Week In Review: What happened to the Washington Spirit’s fight?The Equalizer
Like the Houston Dash prior to this season, the Washington Spirit were in complete disarray as the calendar turned from 2016 to 2017.

It’s time to get your ass to Memorial to watch the ReignSounder at Heart
Seattle Reign FC currently sits second in the NWSL with just three matches remaining. Two of those matches are at home this week, and Seattle has a chance to clinch a playoff spot in either of them. Do you know what that means?

UEFA Women’s Player of the Year: meet the nomineesUEFA
We introduce UEFA Women’s Player of the Year nominees Pernille Harder, Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry.

Women’s season starts in confusion, sadness and with a Chelsea superhumanThe Guardian
Key talking points from the opening weekend, including questions for the FA over the League Cup and what the attendance for Manchester United’s big kick-off tells us.

#SBSSWPL Round-up – 20/08/2018Scottish WPL
Hibs maintained their unbeaten status in 2018, though were made to work for three points against bottom of the table Spartans.

NCAA Week in Review: Anson Dorrance gets 1,000th career winThe Equalizer
The 2018 NCAA soccer season officially got underway on Thursday, and the first weekend of action was not without excitement, even with many big-name teams opening their schedules against smaller programs. As a result, some schools opened with big wins, while others struggled and even suffered early upsets. And one legendary coach hit yet another milestone in his career.

Most parents happy to see girls pursue football career, study findsITV
The majority of parents would be happy for their daughter to pursue a career in football, according to a survey which found an attitude shift towards the game.


Ronaldo, Modric and Salah shortlisted for UEFA’s best player awardThe Star
The UEFA award for the best Europe-based player last season won’t be won by a World Cup champion from France.

Witsel, Reus score late as Dortmund win in German CupSportsnet
Axel Witsel scored a dramatic equalizer on his debut and Marco Reus got the late winner as Borussia Dortmund beat Greuther Fuerth 2-1 in the German Cup on Monday.

Bundesliga – 2018/19 Season Preview – Part IFussballstadt
The 2018/19 Bundesliga season kicks off in less than a week. Dominated by Bayern München for the last six years one of the major questions ahead of this season will be whether the Bavarians’ dominance over the league can be broken. We will break down every club in three-part team by team breakdown.

How Lewandowski measures up to the Bayern greatsUEFA
Bayern’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski turns 30 today; has he earned his place among the club’s all-time greats?

Mario Balotelli: Italian striker staying at Nice for 2018-19 seasonBBC Sport
Mario Balotelli will remain with Nice for the 2018-19 season, having looked set to leave the club.

Paul Pogba’s agent swipes at Scholes and adds to Manchester United chaos – The Guardian
Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has added to the turmoil around Manchester United by attacking Paul Scholes and joking that the club’s former midfielder should be appointed sports director and advise Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, to sell the Frenchman.

Gomez inspires Atalanta to win over Frosinone in Serie ASportsnet
Alejandro “Papu” Gomez scored two goals and set up the other two as Atalanta eased to 4-0 win over newly-promoted Frosinone in Serie A on Monday.

Atletico held by Valencia in their La Liga openerBBC Sport
Last season’s La Liga runners-up Atletico Madrid had to settle for a draw in their first match of the new campaign away to Valencia.

Mexican tax police open probe into Liga MX club ‘double contracts’Inside World Football
Mexico’s tax authorities (SAT) are to open an investigation into Mexican clubs over the practice of ‘double contracts’. The investigation has been triggered by the public complaint of former Veracruz manager Guillermo Vázquez who claims the club owes him money after he quit last week.

Socceroos to begin buildup to Asian Cup against South Korea in BrisbaneThe Guardian
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has hailed November’s friendly against South Korea in Brisbane as the perfect warm-up for the defence of their Asian Cup title.

Interpol swoops on $1.6bn of illegal bets in 14,900 raids in Asia during World Cup Inside World Football
An Interpol-led operation during the World Cup led to thousands of raids against illegal gambling conducted throughout Asia and a string of arrests, according to the organisation.

FIFA lifts threat to suspend Nigeria from world soccerLondon Free Press
FIFA has lifted a threat to suspend Nigeria from international soccer, clearing the team to resume its Africa Cup of Nations qualifying program.

Lazio face disciplinary proceedings for flyers urging women to avoid Curva NordESPN
Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Lazio following the distribution of flyers which urged women to be banned from the Curva Nord section of their ground, the Italian football association (FIGC) has confirmed to ESPN FC.

Surprises aplenty at the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand FinalFIFA
Anything can happen at a FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final and this year a number of favourites were knocked out in the group stage, while several underdogs pulled off upsets to get within touching distance of the title. We round up all the biggest shocks.

‘I’m cool under pressure’: Usain Bolt takes A-League training bowThe Guardian
World’s fastest man deals with glare of spotlight with typical ease as trial starts on Central Coast.

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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