BC Soccer News, Tuesday, September 4, 2018






MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2, San Jose Earthquakes 1, Spetember 1, 2018BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

Episode 295 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Keeping It Tight with guests Chris Wondolowski, Felipe, Marcel de Jong, and Caleb Clarke)AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps’ playoff dreams are still alive. Likely looking in better shape than many people’s underwear in the closing moments of their match with San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, but only just.

Vancouver Whitecaps keep playoff hopes alive but need late Waston heroics to secure all three points against San JoseAFTN
It may have been a lot tighter than it should have been, but in the end Vancouver Whitecaps were able to claim all three points against San Jose for the second straight week, beating them 2-1 at BC Place on Saturday evening. And boy, did they need that win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

‘Caps extend MLS unbeaten run to six with 2-1 win over QuakesWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (11W-9L-7D) extended their unbeaten run in MLS to six and kept themselves in the playoff hunt with a convincing 2-1 victory over San Jose Earthquakes (4W-15L-8D) on Saturday night at BC Place.

Whitecaps 2 Quakes 1: Unbeaten streak extends to six games with nail-biter winThe Province
Vancouver Whitecaps remain in MLS playoff race with 2-1 win over Earthquakes, extending unbeaten streak to six games.

Vancouver Whitecaps still on root to the playoffs (just)Soccer Shorts
The Vancouver Whitecaps beat San Jose 2-1 at BC Place on Saturday evening to earn the much needed (absolutely essential ) six points from their consecutive meetings with the worst team in MLS.

Brett Levis stops in Saskatoon after a career nightCKOM
The Vancouver Whitecaps defender arrived in Saskatoon on Sunday — after a few winks of sleep — to be a special guest host and mentor at the Saskatoon Revolution fall soccer camp.

David Norman Jr. goes to Scotland on loan Queen of the South
We are delighted to welcome David Norman Junior from Vancouver Whitecaps on a loan deal until the end of the year.

Roberto Domínguez called up to El Salvador national teamWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Friday that centre back Roberto Domínguez has been called up to the El Salvador men’s national team for upcoming matches against Monserrat in Concacaf Nations League Qualifying, before facing Brazil in a friendly in Washington, D.C. during the upcoming FIFA international break.

Impact upsets Red Bulls 3-0 to remain in playoff contentionMontreal Gazette
Two defenders sparked the offence as the Impact continued its playoff drive with a 3-0 upset win over New York Red Bulls on Saturday night at Saputo Stadium.

TFC didn’t bring right mentality this season and paid the priceToronto Sun
For two agonizing weeks, the Toronto FC organization — not nearly good enough this year from the top all the way on down in the words of team captain Michael Bradley — has to ponder all that has gone wrong just one year after everything went right.

MLS roundup: Sounders win again; FCD, LAFC pacing the WestNBC Sports
September is here, which means the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs are less than two months away.

Video of police takedown at Whitecaps game sparks debateCTV
Vancouver police are defending the actions of an officer who was recorded taking a soccer fan to the ground after Saturday’s Whitecaps game.

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T-Birds shutout Spartans in home openerUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds opened the home portion of their 2018 Canada West season with an impressive 3-0 victory over the Trinity Western Spartans Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium.

Steer’s strike seals season-opening win and first Legends Cup point for UBCUBC
The inaugural Legends Cup matchup between UBC and Victoria was absolute gridlock until the 78th minute when Danielle Steer scored to give the Thunderbirds women’s soccer team the win to open the 2018 Canada West season Saturday at Centennial Stadium in the provincial capital.

No. 20 SFU blanks No. 4 ranked rival Cal Poly PomonaSFU
SFU scored twice in the first 10 minutes to upset arch rival and No. 4 ranked Cal Poly Pomona, 3-0, in a battle of the nationally-ranked Sunday night.

SFU men’s soccer start season hot, beat CSUSB 2-1SFU
Extreme weather conditions provide difficult conditions for 2018 opener as Clan sneak out narrow victory.

SFU women’s soccer earn 6-1 win over MSUMSFU
Goal scoring explosion in Seattle sets Clan women off on right foot in 2018.

SFU women’s soccer falls 4-0 to Cal Poly PomonaSFU
The Simon Fraser University women’s soccer team were unable to find the back of the net in their second game of the season and lost 4-0 to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos.

Trinity Western’s men’s soccer team earned a program-record 7-1 win over Victoria, scoring the most goals ever in a Spartans regular season or playoff contest, Friday at Chase Office Field.

Jhaj, Cascades sharp at home, sink Vikes 4-0UFV Cascades
Gurmaan Jhaj lit the fuse for the University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team on Sunday afternoon, sparking the Cascades’ most prolific offensive performance in nearly two years – a 4-0 home win over the Victoria Vikes.

Cascades men’s soccer team battles No. 7-ranked UBC to a draw in home openerUFV Cascades
Canada West men’s soccer couldn’t have asked for a much better advertisement than Friday evening’s clash between the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades and UBC Thunderbirds.

MSOC: Heat battle WolfPack to goalless draw in KelownaCanada West
After a poor second half performance in Kamloops on Friday night, the Heat bounced back with a solid performance against the WolfPack on the Nonis Sports on Sunday afternoon. Quality scoring chances were hard to come by for either squad throughout the match, with very few clear cut opportunities.

Vikes surrender Legends Cup opener to visiting ThunderbirdsUVic
The inaugural Legends Cup match up was absolute gridlock until the 78th minute. The University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to the UBC Thunderbirds in their Canada West home opener on Sept. 1 at Centennial Stadium.

Mosher looking to fit pieces together as stacked UBC Thunderbirds seek chemistry in bid for another national titleAFTN
When you’re the most successful team in U Sports Men’s Soccer history, you know you’ll always have other programs gunning for you.

Many paths open for Canadian teen soccer sensation HuitemaCTV
Things are happening very fast for Jordyn Huitema. The 17-year-old from Chilliwack, B.C., has already won 11 caps for Canada and recently made two guest appearances for European powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain at the Women’s International Champions Cup.

Following on the heels of the 2018 Premier Development League (PDL) and Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) seasons, the Victoria Highlanders ownership group has announced plans to enter the club into the Vancouver Island Soccer League’s (VISL) Division II League that kicks off this September.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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.

Call for interest for 2018 TD Diploma course BCSA
Based on the level of interest, BC Soccer is planning to host a 2-day Technical Director’s course in late November or early December of 2018 (dates and location TBA). If you are interested in this course, please let BC Soccer know so they can update you.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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
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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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Canada defeat Brazil 1:0 in front of 16,128 at TD Place in OttawaCSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team defeated Brazil 1:0 in its final International Friendly ahead of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in front 16,128 fans at TD Place on September 2.

Canada’s women’s soccer team gains confidence ahead of WC qualifiersTSN
There was no revenge for Rio in Ottawa. Canada’s women’s soccer team defeated Brazil 1-0 on Sunday at TD Place. It was the teams’ first meeting since Canada beat the South Americans to win bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Nichelle Prince scored the lone goal early in the second half.

Canada are all in for Concacaf Nations League QualifyingCSA
Ahead of Canada’s opening match in the new 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying competition, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is fully committed on the road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. It all starts 9 September with the first of four qualifying matches for this new competition, with both a spot in Concacaf Nations League Group A as well as the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup on the line.

Durham United FA Beats Woodbridge Strikers To Win 2018 League1 Ontario Women’s Championship In PenaltiesLeague1 Ontario
Durham United FA had to hit the lowest of lows in order to feel the highest of highs.

Another split weekend for the Huskies men’s soccer teamStar Phoenix
The University of Saskatchewan men’s soccer team is 2-2 following their home opener on the weekend.

MSOC: Golden Bears rally to clip PronghornsCanada West
Down a goal with seven minutes remaining, the Alberta Golden Bears scored twice, including the winner in the 89th minute to come from behind to clip the Lethbridge Pronghorns 2-1.

Distance a challenge when it comes to finding Canadian diamonds in the roughThe11.ca
Do Canadian coaches miss players? Are there great Canadian soccer talents who go undetected? As the Canadian Premier League prepares to run seven tryout sessions through September and October, looking for the Great Undiscovered Talent, it’s a good question to ask. Sure, we all know about the Brampton hotbed, by now. The MLS teams have a good grasp on who’s coming up in Canada’s largest three metro areas.


Juan Pablo Caffa’s equalizer at the 67th minute helps the Foxes keep their playoff hopes alive.

TFC II fall in return to Lamport to ATLUTD2Waking the Red
Result and details of the Friday August 31, 2018 USL game between Toronto FC II and Atlanta United 2 played at Lamport Stadium in Toronto at 8:00pm.

FCC’s Adi Pays Tribute to Koch After Game-WinnerUSL
The moment his shot hit the back of the net, FC Cincinnati forward Fanendo Adi knew who he wanted to celebrate with after scoring his first goal for the club.


The Week in Women’s Football: European World Cup qualifiers reach conclusion; CONCACAF regional finalists decidedTribal Football
This week, we look at some key Women’s World Cup qualifiers in Europe at the end of August and review the CONCACAF’s Caribbean and Central American qualifying tournament, with 5 teams advancing to join Canada, Mexico and the U.S. at the regional finals in October.

NWSL International player roundup: Women’s World Cup Qualifiers and FriendliesVavel
Jodie Taylor, Rachel Daly and England qualify for the 2019 World Cup, Costa Rica and Raquel Rodriguez advance to CONCACAF Championships. Plus, France and Canada host international friendlies in this latest FIFA international break.

Washington Spirit and Sky Blue FC deadlock in final clashEqualizer
Firmly in the bottom two spots of the National Women’s Soccer League table going into their originally scheduled match on Saturday night, and missing many of their players due to international absences and injury, the Sunday re-schedule of the Washington Spirit hosting Sky Blue FC was always going to be a struggle.

Hectic schedules raise concerns over Matildas burnout before Women’s World CupThe Guardian
Matildas players will be nursed through their next international fixtures and the W-League season to ensure they aren’t burned out before next year’s Women’s World Cup. Coach Alen Stajcic aired concerns on Monday that some players who juggle club duties across two continents and play regularly for the national team are nearing the point of exhaustion.

What does Sam Kerr have to do to earn FIFA nod?The Australian
What does Sam Kerr have to do to convince the numbskulls masquerading as football experts that she deserves to be recognised among the elite of female players in the world?

Crystal Palace Ladies’ players told to each raise £250 to keep club goingThe Guardian
Players from Crystal Palace Ladies have been told they face not being able to represent the club any longer if they cannot each raise £250 in sponsorship, or put up the money themselves.

Scotland Women: BBC Alba announces three-year deal to show all competitive home matches liveBBC Sport
BBC Alba has agreed a three-year deal with the SFA to show all Scotland Women’s competitive home games live.

Bassett targets England return after pregnancyEurosport
The former England international joined Canberra United in the Australian W-League in 2017 but has put her career on hold as she prepares for the birth of her first child.

Hope Solo: Something is broken when the USA women are dominated by white girls next doorThe Guardian
Race was something most people on teams I played with didn’t want to talk about. But silence changes nothing – we need bold action.


Premier League weekend review: More to come from Chelsea and Liverpool?Sportsnet
Here’s what happened this weekend in the Premier League, in case you missed it.

Week 4 review: PSG stay perfect as OM win thrillerLigue 1
Reigning champions PSG racked up another handy win to carve out a three-point lead atop the Ligue 1 Conforama table while Marseille pulled into fifth after a dramatic late 3-2 win in Monaco.

Serie A: Napoli hammered by Sampdoria; Sassuolo win, go 2ndNBC Sports
Fabio Quagliarella’s airborne back-heel volley against Napoli is already in the running for Serie A goal of the season.

LaLiga: Valverde praises Barca’s attacking power after 8-2 routYahoo Sports
Ernesto Valverde lauded Barcelona’s attacking power after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez helped the La Liga champions dismantle Huesca.

The Best contenders unveiled in LondonFIFA
The world discovered who is in with a chance of walking away from The Best FIFA Football Awards on 24 September with a trophy under their arm after the final lists of hopefuls were unveiled at an event in London.

Messi excluded from FIFA men’s top player shortlistCBC
​Lionel Messi failed to make the world player of the year shortlist Monday for the first time since 2006, with Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah making their first appearance in the final three alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

Celtic 1-0 Rangers: Steven Gerrard says side ‘done’ by Willie Collum decisionBBC Sport
Rangers were “done by a refereeing decision” as they lost 1-0 to Celtic in the first Old Firm game of the season, said boss Steven Gerrard.

Real Madrid begin Club World Cup defence against Chivas or ACL winnersESPN
Real Madrid will begin the defence of their Club World Cup title in the United Arab Emirates against either Mexican side, Chivas, or the winners of the 2018 Asian Champions League.

Paraguay hires former Mexico head coach Juan Carlos OsorioNBC Sports
A highly coveted head coaching candidate has come off the board.

Italy coach pleads with Serie A teams to play more ItaliansThe Star
Italy coach Roberto Mancini bemoaned the dearth of Italian players in Serie A as he focuses on youth in his attempt to get the Azzurri back to the top of international football.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo takes over Spanish clubSportsnet
Former Brazil great Ronaldo took over Monday as the majority stakeholder in recently promoted Spanish club Valladolid, saying he is bringing his soccer expertise to help the team succeed.

Real Madrid teen bitten on head in youth gameSportsnet
Real Madrid wanted Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior to gain experience in its B team. He got more than he expected when he was bitten on the head.

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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