BC Soccer News, Tuesday, September 18, 2018






Episode 298 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Fire Up The Bat Signal with guests Don Garber and Aly Ghazal)AFTN
Fire up the bat signal as Vancouver Whitecaps are going to need the help of a superhero or two if they want to get into the MLS playoffs. Or at least that’s how it’s looking after the ‘Caps big 2-1 loss to Cascadian rivals Seattle Sounders on Saturday night.

AUDIO: Whitecaps’ Teibert keeping grinding it out after 10 yearsSportsnet
Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian midfielder Russell Teibert joined Sportsnet 650 to talk about his journey to the MLS and the team’s tough loss to the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.

Toronto FC set out to show in Campeones Cup that CCL run was no flukeMLS
Back in March, Toronto FC and Tigres UANL provided the tie of the 2018 Concacaf Champions League, each winning at home with Toronto emerging victorious on away goals when the series ended 4-4. It could be argued it was a match-up more befitting of a final.

Univision, ESPN, TSN and TVA Sports sign long-term Campeones Cup dealMLS
Major League Soccer announced on Monday that four networks in the US and Canada – Univision, ESPN, TSN, and TVA Sports – have entered into long-term broadcast partnerships to air the first annual Campeones Cup, the new competition between the league champions of MLS and Liga MX.

Quakes fire first-year head coach Mikael Stahre, assistantUSA Today
The San Jose Earthquakes have fired first-year head coach Mikael Stahre with the team sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference standings.

Seattle Sounders FC vs. Philadelphia Union | 2018 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Fresh off capturing the Cascadia Cup, the red-hot Seattle Sounders put a nine-match winning streak on the line when they take on the Philadelphia Union Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field.

Savarese rues loss of control in defeat to DynamoSBI
The Portland Timbers looked to have control in their match against the Houston Dynamo fairly early. They scored on a fortunate bounce on an own goal, they were passing well, they controlled possession, and they weren’t allowing their opponents any room to do anything when they had the ball.

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VISL Week 1 RoundupVISL
The Island’s top flight kicked off this past weekend, and it proved to be an exciting opening weekend.

Vikes soccer teams finish weekend on high notesTimes Colonist
Ian Whibley saved the best for last. The Errington product, out of Ballenas Secondary in Parksville, scored two late goals at 87 and 89 minutes to give the University of Victoria Vikes a dramatic 3-1 victory over the Grant MacEwan Griffins in Canada West men’s soccer action in cold conditions in Edmonton.

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.

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Ben Fisk hoping Derry City silverware can get Canada’s attentionIrish Mirror
The Canadian international joined the Candystripes in June and lifted his first piece of silverware on Sunday.

Canada coach Herdman: “The CNL is important for everyone on our team”Concacaf
There is a strong sense of excitement surrounding the Canadian National Team at present.

AUDIO: Calgary coach Tommy Wheeldon looking to build his CPL rosterSportsnet
Cavalry FC coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. talks to Sportsnet 960 The FAN about the Canadian Premier League’s tour across Canada and what they’re trying to accomplish with the Got Game open tryout. He also weighs in on Cavalry FC and what players he’s looking for to create his roster.

Axewomen look to build on solid start to the seasonKings County News
The U SPORTS No. 10 ranked Acadia Axewomen continued their early-season hot streak as they defeated Université de Moncton 3-0 Sept. 14 and Memorial Sept. 16.

Women’s Soccer defeated by Laurier, tie WaterlooWindsor Lancers
The Lancer women’s soccer team had a bit of a rough go at home on the weekend, coming away with a point following a pair of double headers at Alumni Field.

Kodiaks men’s soccer team settles for a single pointLethbridge Herald
It was the one that got away for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s soccer team. The Kodiaks battled the Medicine Hat Rattlers to a 1-1 tie in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference play Sunday afternoon in Medicine Hat.

Holland College men sweep, women split weekend soccer games at homePEI Guardian
The Holland College Hurricanes men’s and women’s soccer teams combined to go 3-for-4 last weekend in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association action in Cornwall.

Cann thinks he can be more offensive with the MetroStarsthe11.ca
Adrian Cann has been known as many things in a storied outdoor soccer career, but “goal scorer” is not one of them.


USL Rewind: FC Cincinnati slides past TFC II, Orange County move atop the West, and moreSBI
FC Cincinnati continued to their domination of the USL in their final season before joining MLS. Their 66 points are 16 more than their nearest competition in the Eastern Conference. Their latest triumph came in front of 27,275 against Toronto FC II.

Western Conf. Notes: Calvillo Sends Reno into Top-EightUSL
1868 FC shakes off recent form to open homestand; San Antonio, Swope Park suffer setbacks.


NC Courage Faces NWSL Semifinal Test Against Chicago Red Stars Tuesday in PortlandNC Courage
The top-seeded North Carolina Courage will travel to Portland, Ore., to face the fourth-seeded Chicago Red Stars in the second NWSL Semifinal on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. ET at Providence Park. The match, originally scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16 in Cary, was moved to Portland due to uncertainty relating to Hurricane Florence.

Step And A Leap: North Carolina Courage vs Chicago Red Stars, NWSL 2018 Playoff Semifinal PreviewHot Time in Old Town
If the Red Stars want to play for a Championship they’ve got to get through North Carolina – together.

Division 1 Féminine Week 3 Review: Bordeaux and Fleury 91 keep pace near the top of the tableVavel
Another week, another win for both FC Girondins de Bordeaux and Fleury 91 as they stay in touch with the table toppers.

New Football Ferns coach to be found in time for Nations Cup in November videoStuff NZ
A new Football Ferns coach will be in place by the Oceania Women’s Nations Cup in two months time, with at least one former player to be involved in the hiring process.

FIFA releases first women’s transfer reportThe Equalizer
FIFA has published a report on transfers in the women’s game. Between the start of 2018 and September 1 there were 577 international transfers listed in the first report of its kind on the women’s side.

Chelsea Women’s star hails Fran Kirby as ‘unbelievable’ after stunning win over Crystal PalaceFootball.London
Bethany England has hailed ‘unbelievable’ Chelsea Women team-mate Fran Kirby after the Blues ran out comfortable 4-0 winners over Crystal Palace Ladies in the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup yesterday.

NCAA Week in Review: Nonconference play wraps up as conference action moves center stageThe Equalizer
This past week in NCAA action marked the start of conference play for many teams, while others finished out their nonconference play. Hurricane Florence also wreaked havoc on NCAA woso, causing a number of games to be postponed until later in the season or cancelled outright. Even so, it was another weekend full of excitement in collegiate action.


Champions League is back: The best games to watch this weekBBC Sport
The Champions League main tournament returns on Tuesday, 115 days after Gareth Bale’s double for Real Madrid helped them beat Liverpool in the 2017-18 final.

Elite eight set to lock Libertadores hornsFIFA
The 2018 Copa Libertadores de America continues this week with the first legs of the quarter-finals, which features seven clubs who know what it takes to win the competition.

Jack Wilshere will miss around six weeks for West Ham after ankle surgeryThe Guardian
West Ham have been dealt a blow after it emerged that Jack Wilshere will be out for up to six weeks following surgery on an ankle injury.

Gianni Infantino has doubts about Liga plans for U.S. fixtureEurosport
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has expressed doubts about La Liga’s plan to host Girona’s home game against Barcelona in the United States.

Ghana crisis deepens as 10 more refs banned for life and 53 given 10-year bansInside World Football
Ghana has meted out bans to dozens’ more officials in the wake of the country’s damaging matchfixing scandal.

Monaco are starting to pay for their mistakes in the transfer windowThe Guardian
Monaco are 15th in Ligue 1 and now face the daunting task of hosting Atlético Madrid in the Champions League.

Broadcast disruption: UEFA set to launch OTT streaming platformInside World Football
UEFA Marketing Dir Guy-Laurent Epstein said that the OTT platform would not be competition for broadcasters but would make use of a huge amount of content the European governing body has which does not make it on to major broadcast networks.

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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