BC Soccer News, Tuesday, September 10, 2019







‘Caps draw 2-2 with CF MonterreyWhitecaps FC
In their first of three matches in Monterrey, the Whitecaps FC Development Squad played to a 2-2 draw against a side from Liga MX club CF Monterrey on Monday.

Preliminary roster announced for Legends & Stars charity matchWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today the roster of celebrities for the club’s third annual Legends & Stars charity soccer match.

Toronto FC fullback Richie Laryea turning heads with club and countryDelta Optimist
The future looked uncertain for Richie Laryea last November when Orlando City SC declined his contract option three seasons after drafting him seventh overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

FC Cincinnati’s Manneh suspended an extra gameNational Post
FC Cincinnati forward Kekuta Manneh was suspended an extra game due to violent conduct during the game against FC Dallas on Aug. 31, Major League Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee announced Monday.

Chicago Fire MLS soccer games could be set for return to Soldier Field ABC 7
The Chicago Park District will vote Wednesday on an authorization to let the city’s Major League Soccer team the Chicago Fire to negotiate a move back to Soldier Field for its home games.

Austin FC breaks ground for MLS stadium, to open 2021SBI
Austin FC has broken ground on its new stadium as it prepares its move to Major League Soccer.

Is MLS blessed with brilliant attackers … or are its defenders just terrible?Yahoo Sports
Indeed, Ibrahimovic, Martinez and Vela have become the billboard boys of MLS over the past two years. Their sparkle helps sell tickets and shift jerseys, but what is revealed if we scratch beneath the surface of their recent achievements? Is it now easier to score in MLS than it has been previously? Has that been a factor in their success?

Sports Are My EscapeSounder at Heart
I attended the game in Portland on August 23rd. On the way down, there was a man on my ECS bus that was extremely upset, to the point of tears, that he had to participate in the protest. He said all the usual things: Sports are my escape, I don’t want to see politics at games, gays are treated fairly in America now, and so on. I thought about this person quite a bit in the hours that followed. (Editor’s note: This is an extraordinary, thought-provoking piece of writing from a Seattle Sounders fan. I highly recommend spending some time with this.)








‘It happened really quickly’: Norman Jr. on PFC move, MLS futureCanPL
Pacific FC midfielder David Norman Jr. is taking his latest professional move in stride.

VIU Mariners soccer teams go undefeated to start new seasonNanaimo News Bulletin
The VIU Mariners soccer program got to start the PacWest season on their home turf, and took advantage.

UBCO Heat men stay hot on roadKelowna Daily Courier
Sam McDonald couldn’t get the winner on Friday night, but wasn’t to be denied Saturday.

TRU Soccer teams in action over weekendCJFC
It was a mixed bag for the TRU Men’s and Women’s soccer teams over the weekend.

Nelson Soccer trio shine on Canada West University circuitThe Nelson Daily
A trio of Nelson Youth Soccer female players continue to thrive on the Women’s University circuit.

Powell River Villa opens season at homePowell River Peak
Powell River Villa returns to the pitch at Timberlane Park for the soccer club’s 2019/2020 season opener on Saturday, September 14.

Whitecaps FC announce 2019-20 MLS Academy rostersWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday the 2019-20 rosters for the club’s MLS Academy teams, as part of the Whitecaps FC Academy System.

VMSL Premier Division 2019/20 Completely Baseless Season PreviewAFTN
The 2019/20 Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) season kicks off this weekend and we can’t wait. There’s new teams, new players, new hope, and some great local football that we can’t encourage you enough to get out and take in over these fall and winter weekends.

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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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.







Preview: Canada looking to find another level against Cuba as Nations League quest continuesBTS
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team continues its quest for the Nations League and World Cup qualification on Tuesday, taking on Cuba for the 3rd time in 2019.

CanMNT’s Derek Cornelius on ‘growing’ duo with Doneil Henry CanPL
When was the last time Canada had a consistent “club and country” duo in their men’s side: Two national team members, in similar positions or roles, playing for the same professional club?

Canada captain Junior Hoilett returns home due to family reasonsSportsnet
Forward Junior Hoilett, who captained Canada and recorded a hat trick in Saturday’s 6-0 win over Cuba, will miss Tuesday’s rematch due to family reasons, according to the Canadian Soccer Association.

Canada’s 2022 World Cup hopes could hinge on victory over United StatesMLS
With a curveball thrown by the late-stage change in the World Cup qualification process, Canada have two possible pathways to the 2022 World Cup.

FC Edmonton looks to end Al Classico goal droughtCanPL
In three Canadian Premier League matches with their Alberta rivals, Edmonton have been shut out in all of them. It’s two wins and a draw for Cavalry FC.

Alliance, Oakville, Masters And London Progress To The 2019 League1 Ontario Men’s Championship SemisLeague1 Ontario
The 2019 League1 Ontario Men’s Quarter-Final stage concluded this weekend with some thrilling battles.

Soccer bubble under way off Golf Links RoadTB Newswatch
The Thunder Bay soccer community may have an indoor facility to call home much sooner than they think.


Women’s Champions League round of 32 starts WednesdayUEFA
Juventus v Barcelona, Fiorentina v Arsenal and Ryazan-VDV against holders Lyon are among the ties.

South Africa: Banyana Banyana Vice Captain Makes Her Italian DebutAll Africa
Banyana Banyana vice captain Refiloe Jane wasted no time in getting down to business at her new Italian club, AC Milan.

NWSL must be thorough, decisive in investigating alleged racist heckling of Adrianna FranchYahoo Sports
There were huge playoff implications for Friday’s match between the Utah Royals and the Portland Thorns. The NWSL table, after all, was crowded with only a handful of points separating five teams at the top.

Big-stadium experiments give Women’s Super League a chance to learnThe Guardian
Paid-for tickets brought a larger attendance to the Etihad than free ones did to Stamford Bridge but there is no right or wrong.

Millie Bright column: Women’s football getting bigger – we want to reach level of men’s gameBBC Sport
This weekend showed where women’s football can go. I hope it excites the fans because it sure does excite the players.


EURO 2020 qualifying: Germany, Netherlands seize control of Group CNBC Sports
A roundup of all of Monday’s action in qualification for the 2020 European Championship.

England seek balance between blooding youth and qualificationThe Guardian
Euro 2020 group game against Kosovo gives Gareth Southgate opportunity to rotate with reduced risk.

Man City’s Billion Euro babies top club value ranking, Man Utd are 4th, Liverpool 7thInside World Football
Manchester City are the world’s first billion euro squad by transfer value, with a combined player cost of €1.014 billion following activity in the summer transfer window just closed.

Kosovo’s dream team is ready to inspire a more hopeful futureThe Guardian
Exciting team that has grown up quickly has more than just possible Euro 2020 qualification as motivation.

Curacao goalkeeper dies in team hotelNBC Sports
Tragedy has struck the Curacao national team, as goalkeeper Jarzinho Pieter died in their team hotel in Haiti.

Stevens handed six-week ban by FA for betting on matches involving LeedsFour Four Two
The 19-year-old admitted to placing 59 bets on football between August 2018 and May 2019 – five of those involved games in which Leeds played.

French refs told not to stop games for anti-gay chantsESPN
French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet said he wanted referees not to interrupt matches in case of anti-gay chants, despite new rules introduced by the FFF this season that permit such interruptions.

Promoter suing U.S. Soccer for refusal to sanction league matches in U.S.NBC Sports
A promoter filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over the governing body’s refusal to sanction international league matches in the United States, a case similar in some aspects to an action launched last spring in New York state court.

Ecuador edges towards World Cup 2030 bid with Colombia and Peru in towInside World Football
Ecuador have announced proposals to bid alongside Colombia and Peru to host the 2030 World Cup, launching a second South American contender alongside the joint candidacy of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile.

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