BC Soccer News, Tuesday, July 23, 2019




WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2019, 7:30 PM



Episode 350 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Hanging Tough – Vancouver v San Jose, Cavalry FC preview, Zlatan, Chris Wondolowski, Shea Salinas, Scott Strasser)AFTN
Are you hanging tough? Vancouver Whitecaps are certainly in it tough and when the going gets touch the AFTN Soccer Show gets better, and longer, and we’re back this week with an absolutely jam packed two and a half hour affair!

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Cavalry FC | 2019 Canadian Championship PreviewMLS
It’s all to play for when the Vancouver Whitecaps host Cavalry FC in the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Canadian Championship Wednesday at BC Place.

Whitecaps search for season-changing win in Canadian Championships actionSportsnet
Doneil Henry says his Vancouver Whitecaps simply need a victory at the Canadian Championships this week.

Canadian Championship: Vancouver Whitecaps look to advance against Cavalry FCPro Soccer USA
The Vancouver Whitecaps will host Calgary-based Cavalry FC for the second leg of the Canadian Championship third round at 7:30 p.m. pT Wednesday at BC Place.

3 talking points ahead of Cavalry FC-Vancovuer Whitecaps Canadian Championship second-legTSP
Cavalry FC travels to Vancouver to play Major League Soccer’s Whitecaps in the second-leg of their third round Canadian Championship tie Wednesday. The clubs played out a 0-0 draw in the tie’s first-leg in Calgary July 10.

Where things stand in the new-look Canadian ChampionshipWhitecaps FC
The ‘Caps and Cavalry, who are currently in the Third Qualifying Round, played to a scoreless draw in the first leg in Calgary, which leaves everything to play for. Here are all the scenarios for Wednesday’s match, keeping in mind it’s a two-leg aggregate series with away goals as the tiebreaker.

Report and Reaction: Earthquakes show up Vancouver’s seismic faults as Whitecaps fall to another home defeatAFTN
The fall of the Vancouver Whitecaps continued on Saturday in a 3-1 loss to the white hot San Jose Earthquakes at BC Place.

Whitecaps lose: Something, something, blah, blah, blahSoccer Shorts
It’s hard to know which is worse. Watching the Whitecaps lose when the players aren’t really giving their all, or watching them lose when they are.

Winless in 8, Vancouver Whitecaps focus on the long termPro Soccer USA
With the playoffs seemingly out of reach, Marc Dos Santos turns his attention to the Canadian Championship and the rebuild.

Management dropping the ball when it comes to appeasing struggling Whitecaps fans: SolkowskiCityNews1130
Perry Solkowski says Whitecaps management isn’t doing enough to ease fans’ anxiety around the struggling team

Chicago adds 2010 World Cup qualifying hero BornsteinNBC Sports
There’s probably part of you who thinks Jonathan Bornstein is on an MLS staff somewhere, that he’s about 46 years old, and the news that he’s joined the Chicago Fire means he’s taken a coaching role like Josh Wolff (who is only 42. Don’t age shame).

Leagues Cup preview: MLS gets its next shot at Liga MXNBC Sports
The tournament has been expanded before it’s even seen a ball kicked in competition, as the second edition with go from eight to 16 teams.

Atletico Madrid roster for MLS All-Star Game includes FelixNBC Sports
Major League Soccer fans will get a good luck at one of the hottest prospects in world soccer when the MLS All Stars take on Atletico Madrid in next week’s MLS All Star Game.

MLS Week 20 Rewind: Rivalries take center stage in LA, CascadiaPro Soccer USA
The Major League Soccer weekend was highlighted by a pair of Western Conference rivalries, one that quickly moved itself up the derby power rankings and another that has been around for decades and has captured our hearts in MLS over the past 10 years.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019, 5:00 PM



The Victoria Highlanders Second Team, competing out of the Pacific Coast Soccer League, wrapped up their 2019 PCSL season with a 5-0 win at home against Khalsa Sporting Club. With the win, the club finished the year with a 9-2-3 record and captured the George Cambidge Memorial League Cup as the Men’s Premier Division league champions. This is the first PCSL league cup win for a Victoria-based team since 2008 when Victoria United won their second straight title.

Highlanders FC are pleased to announce that Victoria’s Centennial Stadium will be the host site for the 2019 Pacific Coast Soccer League playoffs. Also known as the 2019 Challenge Cup, the Semi-Finals will be played on Saturday, July 27th (2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. kickoffs) and the 2019 PCSL Final will be played on Sunday, July 28th (1:30 p.m. kickoff).

The Chilliwack FC Executive is proud to announce that it has embarked on a process to develop a strategic plan for the club. This plan will map out what the club aims to achieve over the next five years (2020-2024). Chilliwack FC has contracted the services of Capitis Consulting Inc. to work with the club and its stakeholders on this critical project.

Kelowna Cleaners whitewash Vernon Kal TireVernon Morning Star
Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ Soccer League action in Lake Country.

Job Opportunity: Dome and Referee AdministratorKYSA
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is currently seeking a part-time Dome and Referee Administrator. This position will be approximately 20 hours per week with no hours required in July and August, however requirements are subject to change per organizational needs.

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
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.


CPL Roundup: Thomas scores stunner as Forge topples ValourSportsnet
Kadell Thomas scored a highlight-reel goal on an individual effort as Forge FC went on to beat Valour FC 3-1 on Saturday in Canadian Premiere League action.

The fall is beginning to look a lot like the spring for win driven Cavalry FCAFTN
Cavalry FC maintained their perfect start to the Canadian Premier League’s 2019 fall season with a gritty 1-0 win over York9 FC on July 21 at Spruce Meadows.

There’s no slowing down this Cavalry, is there?CanPL
There’s a funny thing about split seasons. We saw this in NASL 2.0, which was also split into spring and fall campaigns; the team that’s the villain of the spring season is the avenging hero of the fall.

Foothills FC Can’t Climb Final Mountain to UWS League titleFoothills FC
Foothills WFC’s season came to a dramatic but unfortunate end as they fell 1-0 to the L.A. Galaxy OC in the 2019 championship match of the United Women’s Soccer League.

Inside Soccer: SK Summer Soccer Series, Part II, hits pitch ThursdayMontreal Gazette
The eve of the second match of the SK Summer Soccer Series is upon us. With a higher profile opponent, there is much anticipation for this one. On Thursday, your SK Selects will take on Vancouver Whitecaps U23’s at SMF Field in the Gordie Howe Sports Complex.


USL League 2 Semi-Finals Set for July 27 and 28USL League 2
The Central Conference Champions officially get to host one of the 2019 USL League Two Semi-Finals in Flint, Michigan.

USL Championship Gameday Report: July 20, Week 20USL
The Tampa Bay Rowdies extended their unbeaten run to six games and the gap atop the Eastern Conference standings to five points with a resounding 4-1 win over Saint Louis FC at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday night. Elsewhere in the East, Birmingham Legion FC, Indy Eleven, Ottawa Fury FC, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC earned comfortable home victories, while Bethlehem Steel FC and the Charleston Battery battled for one-goal road wins.


Vadao exits as Brazil coachFIFA
The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) has announced the departure of Vadao as head coach of the national women’s team after nearly two years at the helm.

NWSL Sunday: Primetime showing for Chicago, North Carolina rivalryThe Equalizer
North Carolina and Illinois aren’t next-door neighbors. However, they’re not separated by an entire country — or the Midwest. However, the rivalry between the Chicago Red Stars and North Carolina Courage fermented due to a few lopsided results.

#WU19EURO semis: Germany-Netherlands, France-SpainUEFA
Germany take on the Netherlands then France face holders Spain in Thursday’s semi-finals.

Pensacola FC, LA Galaxy OC win WPSL, UWS, respectivelyThe Equalizer
Pensacola FC completed an unbeaten season in the Women’s Premier Soccer League with a 4-3 extra-time victory over Utah Royals FC Reserves on Sunday at Neal Patterson Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Bill supporting equal pay for USWNT introduced in CongressYahoo Sports
Two Democratic congresswomen introduced legislation on Tuesday that would block federal funding for the 2026 World Cup — which will be jointly hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada — until the 2019 World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national team “are paid fair and equitable wages compared” to the American men.

Ambitious Huddersfield Town Women walk the line between dreams of glory and financial realityExaminer
I meet Huddersfield Town Women manager Ashley Vickers and chairman David Mallin in a back office at Leeds Road Sports Complex. Just 32 years old, Vickers has been at Town Women for six years, and currently also coaches for the Town Foundation.


Las Vegas DA declines to bring charges against Cristiano Ronaldo for alleged rapeCBS News
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges after a woman accused him of raping her at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2009, reports CBS Las Vegas affiliate KLAS-TV. The Clark County District Attorney’s Office determined “the allegations of sexual assault cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.” Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter Christiansen, wasn’t immediately available to comment. Christiansen has said the sex was consensual.

Champions League second qualifying round previewNBC Sports
The new club season hasn’t started yet, but the Champions League is already in full swing, with the second qualifying round ready to start and the third qualifying round draw taking place, leaving clubs with a clearer path to the group stage.

Gareth Bale’s move from Real Madrid will not be a loan, player’s agent saysThe Guardian
While Zinedine Zidane expects Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid imminently, the player’s agent says his move will not be a loan. The Wales forward, who has been linked to a move to the Chinese Super League, is only interested in a permanent move away from the Spanish side.

How did Gareth Bale’s time at Real Madrid get so messy?Yahoo Sports
At any other club, Gareth Bale would be considered a legend. In the six seasons since his world-record $115 million move from Tottenham Hotspur, the Welshman has helped Real Madrid win four Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, the Spanish Cup and the La Liga title.

Sheffield Wednesday report Newcastle over Steve Bruce appointmentBBC Sport
Sheffield Wednesday have reported Newcastle United to the Premier League over the appointment of their former manager Steve Bruce.

Ademola Lookman set for RB Leipzig medicalSky Sports
Ademola Lookman is set to arrive in Germany to undergo a medical ahead of completing his move to RB Leipzig for a projected £22.5m, Sky Sports News understands.

2019/20 Europa League group stage as it standsUEFA
Seventeen teams qualify automatically for the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Man City: Pep Guardiola says reports claiming the club has shown ‘utter disrespect’ in China are falseBBC Sport
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says claims the club has shown “disrespect” by ignoring fans on their tour of Asia is “far away from the reality”.

Clubs push deeper into OTT trials as Pay-TV operators re-prioritise rights buysInside World Football
The changes taking place in the ‘disrupted’ sports TV market are highlighted in a new analysis that finds that 23% of the world’s top leagues and federations now have their own OTT streaming services.

FanDuel Brings Sports Betting to New York State’s Southern Tier, But Mobile Wagering in NY Still Not On MenuForbes
FanDuel has dominated sports-betting revenue in New Jersey this year. And now the company has established a foothold in New York State, which began legalized sports betting last week.

Premier League clubs winning big at the bookies, but ethics issues loomInside World Football
Half of the Premier League’s shirts will display a gambling company’s logo during the 2019-20 season, rekindling the debate about betting in sports.

Paddy Power adds Motherwell main sponsorship to their ‘no-shirt-logo’ marketing gimmickInside World Football
The bookie has become the club’s main sponsor but will not activate the sponsorship via their logo on the club shirt, which will remain ‘clean’ – they are promoting their high ethical position as regards the shirt logo calling it an ‘unsponsorship’.

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