BC Soccer News, Tuesday, July 16, 2019



WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019, 4:00 PM



Episode 349 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Everyone Says You’re So Fragile – Vancouver v Sporting KC, Whitecaps woes, Johnny Russell, MLS chat, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying)AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps are in a mess. Or are a mess. Or maybe both. Forget Friday the 13th, Saturday the 13th was a day to avoid for them, with no luck to be found at BC Place.

New England Revolution vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
The New England Revolution look to stretch an unbeaten streak to nine games Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium when they host a Vancouver Whitecaps FC side that is winless in their last six, including three defeats in a row.

Whitecaps look to keep slim playoff hopes alive vs. RevolutionSportsnet
With just 13 regular season games remaining, the Vancouver Whitecaps badly need a win Wednesday night on the road against the New England Revolution to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

D.C. United’s Wayne Rooney is a good example of how one player can turn a team aroundWCPO
While Rooney is an example of the kind of world-class talent that fans can see while supporting Cincinnati as a Major League Soccer club, he’s also a reminder of how the summer transfer window can help turn a season around.

No excuses anymore: It’s damn the torpedoes for TFCToronto Sun
The mood around Toronto FC these days is summed up quite aptly in a clip put on social media by TFC media guy Eric Giacometti.

Real Salt Lake Forward Jefferson Savarino Voted MLS Player of the WeekMLS
Real Salt Lake forward Jefferson Savarino was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for the 19th week of the 2019 MLS season.

Report: Brek Shea has torn ACL; Atlanta United acquire Mo AdamsDirty South Soccer
Brek Shea’s injury on Sunday against the Seattle Sounders was much worse than originally feared. Shea has reportedly sustained a torn ACL in his knee and appears to be out for the forseeable future.

Arsenal defeat Colorado Rapids 3-0 in debut friendly between Kroenke-owned clubsPro Soccer USA
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park was the backdrop of an international friendly between two Kroenke-owned football clubs as the Colorado Rapids hosted English Premier League giants Arsenal on Monday evening.

Muyl discusses quick throw-in approach on controversial goalSBI
For the New York Red Bulls, it was a heads-up play. For New York City FC, it was a tremendous officiating blunder. No matter the label, it proved decisive.

MLS provides updates on St. Louis, Charlotte, Sacramento expansion bidsMLS
Major League Soccer provided updates on several expansion bids on Monday, including the news that the prospective MLS expansion bid from St. Louis made a formal presentation to the league’s expansion committee.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019, 4:00 PM


Victoria Highlanders FC (6-7-1) wrapped up their 2019 USL League Two season with the finale of their weekend series against Calgary Foothills FC (9-3-2) on Sunday, July 14th at Mount Royal University. Two goals in the second half courtesy Willy Akio and Tofa Fakunle helped the Foothills walk away with the 3-0 win. Benjamin Jackson recorded the clean sheet while Aribim Pepple opened the scoring in the first half.

The Penticton Pinnacles keep playoff hopes alivePenticton Western News
The Pacific Coast Soccer League team faced the top teams in the league this weekend.

A Nations Cup win for BrandonDelta Optimist
India captures Men’s Open title at 40th annual event in Richmond after dedicating tournament to player who lost his life in a May car accident.

‘Birds put perfect record to the test against two-time defending WEUFT championsUBC
It’s been a solid start at the 2019 World Elite University Football Tournament for the UBC Thunderbirds who have posted a 2-0 record thus far with victories over both Peking University and the University of Oxford in the southwestern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

U18 Riptide boys cap off a quality seasonCampbell River Mirror
The U18 boys Riptide team had an exquisite 18/19 season cruising through on the top of the table.

Squamish soccer player invited to MadridSquamish Chief
At just 16 years old, this is Sam Misquitta’s second invitation to play soccer in Europe. In August, the Squamish-based teen will take his soccer skills to Madrid for a weeklong training program.

Varsity Letters B.C. Recruits List 2019: Where 236 soccer prospects are headed this coming seasonVarsity Letters
Day 3 of Varsity Letters’ 2019 B.C. Recruits List Week brings us to the beautiful game! Nowhere else does B.C.’s vast youth delivery system produce the number of NCAA student-athletes in addition to the scores of U Sports and CCAA products as in soccer.

Pacific FC Tour HMCS Ottawa on Trip to CFB EsquimaltPacific FC
Twenty-seven players and staff from the club met with sailors ahead of July 20th as Pacific FC host their cross-country rivals HFX Wanderers FC for Military Day. The military community will receive a discount on their tickets to the game.

BC Soccer Assoc. Provides Update on Proposed Regional Tier 3 LeagueBCSA
As part of its 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, BC Soccer has been exploring the feasibility of establishing a Regional Tier 3 League, to bridge the gap between youth and professional soccer that supports the development pathway in BC. Establishing this program would create a professionally run adult league with a division for females and males with aspirations of evolving to a semi-professional standard over a reasonable time.

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.

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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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 international Rebecca Quinn rejoins NWSL, signs with Reign FCDelta Optimist
Canadian international Rebecca Quinn has returned to the NWSL, signing with Reign FC. The 23-year-old midfielder from Toronto, who can also play on the backline, comes from France’s Paris FC where she had signed in February.

Valour FC sign Spanish midfielder Jose GalanCanPL
Valour FC announced the signing of Spanish midfielder José Galán to a contract on Monday. Galan, 33, joins Valour FC from Saudi Arabian club Al-Jabalian FC (Saudi, 2nd Tier) where he spent the 2018-19 season.

Valour FC eager to play past its strugglesWinnipeg Free Press
It’s been said, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Valour FC is hoping that’s the case. After a rocky spring season put Winnipeg’s newest pro sports team at dead last in Canadian Premier League standings, Valour is looking forward to a fresh start.

Former Hamilton high school QB brings his soccer team home to face Forge FCHamilton Spectator
Derek Martin was the quarterback for the Glendale Bears – also the alma mater of Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ newest Wall of Honour inductee Rob Hitchcock – before heading to Antigonish, N.S. to star at St. Francis Xavier for five years, which included a Vanier Cup berth.

New faces, same end result as Calgary Foothills win another USL League 2 divisional titleAFTN
For the third time in four years, Calgary’s Foothills FC U23 have finished the regular season atop the Northwest division standings of USL2, after sweeping the Victoria Highlanders at home on July 12 and 14.

Big Wins For FC Oshawa, Woodbridge, FC London And Oakville Blue Devils Complete Matchweek 11League1 Ontario
Big wins for FC Oshawa, Woodbridge, FC London and Oakville Blue Devils in the Matchweek 11 final day made big changes to the league table just two weeks before playoffs commencing.

Alliance Dip To Third, Oakville Tied For First, Sigma And Windsor Get Convincing WinsLeague1 Ontario
Alliance men dip to third after being held to a scoreless draw on matchday two of Matchweek 11, while Oakville Blue Devils kept pace at the top following a 2-0 result over Pro Stars.

New Whitecaps Academy coach looking for next Saskatchewan soccer starsGlobal
Pedro Dias has only been in Saskatchewan for a short time, but he already likes what he’s seen.


Rising FC Signs Former Liverpool Defender WhelanUSL
Phoenix Rising FC announced on Monday it has signed defender Corey Whelan pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and league and federation approval. Whelan joins Rising from the Premier League’s Liverpool FC, where he served as the U-23 captain after signing professional terms with the club in 2016.

Defender joins Nashville SC on short-term loanUSL
Nashville SC announced today the club has acquired defender Jimmy Ockford on a short-term loan from Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes. The 27-year-old center back will be available for action when Nashville SC visits in-state rival Memphis 901 FC on Wednesday.


Lindsey Horan: The USWNT “is more than just a soccer team right now”Denver Post
Horan, the Lakewood native, and Mallory Pugh of Highlands Ranch were honored for their Women’s World Cup win during the Rapids-Arsenal exhibition Monday night.

BBC swoops on 2021 Women’s Euros after ratings success of France 2019Inside World Football
British public broadcaster BBC has secured the broadcasting rights for the 2021 UEFA Women’s European Championship, which England will host.

Ashlyn Harris says Jaelene Hinkle was left off USWNT over her ‘intolerance,’ not religionWashington Post
U.S. women’s national team member Ashlyn Harris took to social media Monday to address Jaelene Hinkle, who declined a chance to play for the U.S. team in 2017 because she said her Christian beliefs wouldn’t allow for her to wear jerseys designed to honor members of the LGBT community.

After World Cup title win, Julie Ertz returns to NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars and publishes a children’s bookPhiladelphia Inquirer
Julie Ertz has barely had time to breathe since the Women’s World Cup ended a week and a half ago.

Iranian Soccer Star’s Sister Wants Women to Be Allowed at His MatchesNY Times
The women leading the movement say they share the same passion as male fans for Team Melli, as the men’s national team is known, yet believe only a serious threat of exclusion from the World Cup by FIFA will lead to the end of a prohibition that has lasted for four decades.


Alphonso Davies – Bayern’s left-back debateFussballstadt
There is now talk at Bayern that Alphonso Davies could be moved into a more defensive role under head coach Niko Kovac. The Bayern head coach has spoken with Davies and in some ways sees parallels between the Canadian and Austrian left-back David Alaba.

Aliou Cissé’s battling Senegal side stand one win away from greatnessThe Guardian
After a penalty miss in the 2002 final Cissé has the chance as coach to lead his country to a first Africa Cup of Nations triumph in Friday’s final against Algeria.

Chelsea signs youth product Mason Mount to new contract NBC Sports
Chelsea announced the signing of academy product Mason Mount to a new five-year contract on Monday.

Manchester United confident David de Gea is ready to sign bumper dealThe Guardian
Manchester United confidently expect to persuade David de Gea to sign a new contract but have been unsuccessful so far because of the goalkeeper’s determination to drive a hard deal and establish himself among the highest earners in world football.

Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller set to undergo West Ham medicalFour Four Two
Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller is en route to London to undergo a medical ahead of a proposed move to West Ham, the Bundesliga club has announced.

Seedorf sacked by Cameroon as Afcon coaching cull continuesESPN
The fallout from the Africa Cup of Nations has continued apace this week, with Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf shown the door on live TV, and two others also getting the sack.

South African ex-footballer Batchelor shot dead outside homeYahoo Sports
Former South African footballer Marc Batchelor was shot dead in an apparent targeted killing on Monday evening as he drove home in Johannesburg, police said.

Transfer window 2019 – every summer deal from Europe’s top five leaguesThe Guardian
All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the Premier League, La Liga, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.

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