BC Soccer News, Tuesday, October 1, 2019




SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019, 1:00 PM PT



VIDEO: Player spotlight: Khmiri makes MLS debut Whitecaps FC
Tunisian centre back Jasser Khmiri recorded 19 clearances in his MLS debut on Sunday, a new single-game high for any MLS player this season.

Playoff places, seeding and history: What’s at stake on Decision Day?MLS
All 12 matches kick off at 1 pm PT on Sunday, the final game No. 34 for all 24 teams in the league.

LAFC star Carlos Vela voted MLS Player of the Week for Week 30MLS
On a historic week for LAFC, it was also a historic week for Carlos Vela.

TFC keeper Alex Bono reaches a milestoneVancouver Sun
Bono made his 100th appearance (all competitions) for TFC after coming on as a substitute in the 75th minute against the Fire. He becomes the 11th player in club history to accomplish the feat.








New Inter Miami CF man David Norman Jr adjusting well to CPL on loan to Pacific FC after surprise trade from Vancouver WhitecapsBTS
Pacific dropped 3 points to Forge to fall out of Championship contention on Saturday. After the game, we got the chance to speak with David Norman Jr, who broke down the match and gave us some insight into his time so far with Pacific, as he continues to adjust after his move from Vancouver to the Island via Miami.

Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen keeps lighting up the scoreboard at UFVChilliwack Progress
The Sardis grad collected two more goals for the Cascades in weekend games vs UBC and UVic.

WolfPack soccer teams push for playoff mix moving into second half of the seasonCFJC
Moving into the second half of the season, every game takes on added importance for teams on the playoff bubble in Canada West Soccer.

VIDEO: Trinity Western Spartans make it seven in a rowAldergrove Star
UBC is the latest to fall to Langley-based women’s soccer team.

VIDEO: Men’s soccer impresses in tight contests with TBirdsCKPG
To the pitch now, where the 5th ranked university soccer team in Canada was squaring up against UNBC this weekend. The UBC Thunderbirds had just one loss to their name before opening a two game set in PG this weekend, and both games the Timberwolves came pretty close to blemishing that.

Powell River Villa falls to Lakehill FC at homePowell River Peak
Villa Soccer Club lost at home to Lakehill FC by a score of 9-1 in a match held Saturday, September 28, at Timberlane Park.

Highlanders FC are pleased to announce that Mahdi Hammoud will join the Lebanon U19 Team as they participate in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers which will be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Highlanders’ Second Team player will be with the team until October 8th, 2019.

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! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

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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Canadian Premier League unveils schedule for Forge FC-Cavalry FC finalDelta Optimist
The Canadian Premier League has set the schedule for its inaugural final between Hamilton’s Forge FC and Calgary’s Cavalry FC.

SANDOR: Forge or Cavalry favourite for Finals 2019? Well … it dependsCanPL
Talk to soccer fans across Canada, and most will agree that the pre-season favourite to win the CPL is indeed going to be playing in the two-legged championship series. But, depending on who you ask – and, more importantly, where you ask – you’ll get different answers on who actually was that pre-season favourite.

British Columbia and Ontario lead the way from coast to coast at the Canada Soccer Toyota National ChampionshipsCSA
From the 640 teams and 12,000 participants across the country that began the journey, six national champions were crowned on Teck Final Days at the Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships.

League1 Ontario names men’s and women’s All-Star TeamsCanPL
Now that the 2019 League1 Ontario men’s and women’s champions are carved in stone – congrats once again to Masters FA Saints’ men and FC London women! – it’s time to turn our attention to the year-end silverware!

VIDEO: From refugee to Bayern starletBBC Sport
Eighteen-year-old Canada international Alphonso Davies tells Football Focus about his journey from Ghanaian refugee to Bayern Munich starlet.


USL Championship Gameday Report: September 30, Week 31USL
The Swope Park Rangers took victory on home turf against playoff contender Birmingham Legion FC to continue their good late-season form in Monday night’s USL Championship action.


NWSL: No decision day, as Reign FC clinches final playoff spotLWOS
It almost seemed impossible a few months ago. Reign FC had a laundry list of injuries, with more than 10 on the injury report at a time. However, defying the impossible, the team turned around, saw young players rise up and secured the final NWSL playoff spot Sunday.

Japan win AFC U-16 women’s finals and, with North Korea, line-up India 2017 World Cup Inside World Football
Japan won the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship after a rearguard 2-1 result over North Korea in the tournament’s final. They qualify alongside the Koreans for next year’s U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.

US Soccer opposes USWNT request for class certificationNBC Sports
The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women’s national team request to certify the players’ lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action.

Women’s football welcomes fans but must prevent offensive chantingThe Guardian
The WSL wants better atmosphere at games but must make sure that what happened at United v Liverpool is not repeated.


UCL preview: Kovac praises Spurs; Pep’s UCL “seduction”NBC Sports
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino may be in a tough spot right now, but the boss of Tuesday’s opposition in the Champions League sees him as one of the world’s great successes.

Manchester United v Arsenal felt and looked like a mid-table gameThe Guardian
One of football’s great lies is that success is cyclical and that if you are big enough and wait long enough you will sooner or later be back at the top.

The numbers behind Manchester United’s worst start to a season for 30 yearsFour Four Two
Manchester United have made their worst start to a Premier League season after Monday night’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi: Is their era of dominance heading towards its end?BBC Sport
Seven weeks into the season, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have scored only three club goals between them.

Juve asks for 2005/06 scudetto return ahead of Derby D’ItaliaYahoo Sports
The Calciopoli scandal cost Juventus two scudetti and The Old Lady wants one of them back.

As the IAAF stumbles in Qatar, FIFA names its Club World Cup stadia for DecemberInside World Football
FIFA has revealed the Education City Stadium as the venue for the final of this year’s Club World Cup in Qatar. The stadium will also host matches during the 2022 World Cup.

FIFA orders Cardiff to pay Nantes initial fee for Emiliano SalaNBC Sports
FIFA has ruled that Cardiff City must pay FC Nantes the initial $6.5 million for the transfer of the late Emiliano Sala, and reportedly will be required to transact the entire $18 million fee once it comes due according to the negotiated deal in January.

Copa Libertadores semifinals: Boca vs. River ante raised higher; can Gremio beat Flamengo?ESPN
Buenos Aires is bracing itself twice over for the events of Tuesday. First, heavy rain is forecast. Second, there could already be enough thunder and lightning supplied by the first leg of the Copa Libertadores semifinal between River Plate and Boca Juniors — a half anticipated, half dreaded meeting of historic rivals.

Leagues and players’ union plot path through foggy concussion protocolsInside World Football
Europe’s football leagues have joined forces with the international players’ union body FIFPro to try and improve the way concussion cases are managed, potentially including independent doctors being on site.

Asif Kapadia’s Maradona documentary slices through the myth to show us the manThe Guardian
As an Argentinian growing up far from home, I clung on to the legend of our greatest footballer. Now I appreciate his lows as well as his highs

Lyon send a free speech message to China (and LFP) with Tibetan flag tifoInside World Football
Lyon fans expressed their dismay at a Saturday lunchtime kick-off aimed at the Chinese market by creating a giant tifo representing the Tibetan flag behind one of the goals.

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