CHICAGO FIRE vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
MLS MATCHDAY #6
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019
SEATGEEK STADIUM, BRIDGEVIEW, ILLINOIS
TV: TSN 1, 3, 4 RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN DIRECT
Ousted from Vancouver, ex-Whitecaps ‘keeper back playing with Fire – Vancouver Sun
The Vancouver Whitecaps tossed him aside for a cheaper alternative, but David Ousted continues to thrive in MLS, including his latest stop — in Chicago.
D.C. United, Impact play out lackluster draw – SBI
Wayne Rooney’s absence on Tuesday night definitely helped the Montreal Impact earn a point at Audi Field.
Montreal Impact finish 6-game opening road swing with 8 points, .500 record – MLS
The Montreal Impact fell just short of the MLS Cup Playoffs last year, finishing four points out of the final postseason slot in the 2018 MLS Eastern Conference standings, and their woeful road form was a huge reason why.
Real Salt Lake tired of being close, and not getting points – Salt Lake Tribune
With six weeks gone in Real Salt Lake’s season, and only four points to show for it so far, frustration is brewing that the team hasn’t gotten more out of its games. Coach Mike Petke voiced some of that frustration after RSL’s road loss to Seattle.
Sounders brace for angry Rapids – KFGO
The Colorado Rapids were left seeing red after their last match Saturday at Orlando City.
Sounders officially sign 15-year-old Danny Leyva – Yakima Herald
Youngest player to ever sign with Seattle could play Wednesday at Colorado.
Champions League Preview: Sporting KC Host CF Monterrey – The Blue Testament
It all comes down to this. Just kidding, it’s almost assuredly a pointless game on Thursday against Monterrey. After the 5-0 road beatdown last Thursday, Sporting KC needs everything to go right to advance into the finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.
LAFC star Carlos Vela voted MLS Player of the Month for March – Angels on Parade
Los Angeles Football Club forward Carlos Vela has been named MLS Player of the Month for March 2019, after scoring six goals and three assists in five games as LAFC opened the season with an unbeaten 4-0-1 record. He was also named MLS Player of the Week on two occasions in March (Week 2 and Week 5).
MLS Disciplinary Committee fines two players after Week 6 – MLS
Following Week 6 of the 2019 MLS regular season, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined two players.
Sacramento council unanimously approves soccer deal, gets immediate praise from MLS – Sacramento Bee
Is Sacramento finally about to become a Major League Soccer city? That question could be answered as early as next week in Los Angeles, when the MLS board of governors meets behind closed doors to discuss adding another franchise to the fast-growing league.
Sizing Up St. Louis’ Major League Soccer Chances – St. Louis Public Radio
The ownership group behind a potential top-flight professional soccer franchise for St. Louis could have a clearer picture next week about the chances of securing an expansion team.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson scores with junk-food loving soccer stars – NY Post
He’s having a field day. Michelin-starred celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson is joining NYC’s Major League Soccer team, the New York City Football Club — but not as a player. His turf is the kitchen, where he’ll assume duties as the 4-year-old team’s first-ever chief culinary coach.
BC SOCCER NEWS
PACIFIC FC vs. HFX WANDERERS FC
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY #1
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM
WESTHILLS STADIUM, LANGFORD, BC
Provincial soccer cup pursuits begin this weekend – Lake Cowichan Gazette
With four teams contending for provincial championships, this is setting up as a promising spring for the Cowichan Valley adult soccer community.
Aldergrove soccer player hailed ‘hero’ for saving a life – Aldergrove Star
Thanks to the quick response from a team of senior soccer players and trained first responder Lorenzo Simion, an elderly fan of the Aldergrove United Soccer Club is alive to see another game.
Kootenay high school rethinking wartime name for its sports teams – Surrey Now Leader
A B.C. high school is considering jettisoning the wartime moniker used by its sports teams. Early internal discussions about dropping the name of Nelson’s L.V. Rogers Bombers have begun, according to principal Tamara Malloff.
The 2019 BC Soccer Web Super Schedule of Soccer in BC – BC Soccer Web
With so much soccer happening in BC this year, it’s getting tougher to keep track of the big matches and your favourite teams. BC Soccer Web has you covered! Here, in one spot, are the combined schedules for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Pacific FC, TSS Rovers and Highlanders FC. We’ll also be adding the WPSL teams, along with the marquee matches from the amateur ranks as those dates become set, so keep coming back for the latest updates.
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 season – Pacific 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 Referee – BCSA
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 Syndication – BC 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.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Skublak, Schaale sign with HFX Wanderers – Chronicle-Herald
The HFX Wanderers FC continue to strengthen its lineup as it gets closer to the Canadian Premier League’s kick-off.
Valour FC scores ex-MLS player – Winnipeg Free Press
Valour FC made a big splash on Tuesday, announcing the signing of former Major League Soccer midfielder Louis Béland-Goyette on a one-year contract.
Q&A: Cavalry FC Brazilian forward Oliver Minatel discusses career, club culture and more – TSP
Brazilian forward Oliver Minatel signed with Cavalry FC in January and arrived for training camp in February. The 26-year-old was Cavalry FC’s first international signing.
The CPL Is Paving New Opportunities for Canadian Footballers – Northern Starting XI
The founding of CPL is a necessity for Canadian soccer players to get back on their feet and prove their worth on the world stage. It’s an ambitious project that will take many years to come to fruition. In the early stages of the CPL, we can see positive results starting to take place.
THIRD WOMEN’S SOCCER SENIOR SIGNS PROFESSIONAL DEAL – Memphis Tigers
Joining classmates Olivia Gauthier and Marie Levasseur, Catherine Levasseur became the third 2018 Memphis women’s soccer alumna to sign a professional contract. The Stoneham, Quebec native inked a deal with Finland’s Oulu Nice of the Naisten Liiga, the organization announced. Marie, Catherine’s twin sister, signed with the same organization in mid-March, while Gauthier signed with Sweden’s Lidkopings FK in January.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
LA Galaxy II midfielder Kai Koreniuk named USL Championship Player of the Week – LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy II midfielder Kai Koreniuk has been voted the USL Championship Player of the Week for Week 5 of the 2019 season after a strong performance against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday, April 6.
Energy FC Adds Trinidad & Tobago International – USL
OKC Energy FC announced on Tuesday it had signed Trinidad & Tobago international Alvin Jones, pending league and federation approval. The 24-year-old joins OKC from Trinidad and Tobago Pro League club W Connection FC, where he had played since 2012, winning two league titles and featuring in the Concacaf Champions League on six occasions.
Luca Petrasso named to USL League One Team of the Week – TFC
Luca Petrasso has been named to the USL League One Team of the Week for Week 2.
Louisville City turn to AEG for new stadium management – SportsProMedia
USL Championship side set to open new 14,000 capacity arena in 2020.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Reign FC Announce 2019 Roster – GoalWA
Reign FC today announced its roster for the upcoming 2019 NWSL season. The roster includes 23 players under contract: 20 on the senior roster and 3 on the supplemental roster.
Sky Blue FC’s general manager resigns days before season opener – NorthJersey.com
With the team set to open its season on the field on Saturday, Sky Blue FC will be searching for new leadership off of the field.
Chicago Red Stars Preview: What kind of impact will Emily Boyd have? – LWOS
For the last consecutive four years, the Chicago Red Stars have made the NWSL Playoffs. However, for the last four years, the Red Stars have failed to make it past the semifinal stage.
Celia Jimenez Delgado: Spain’s rocket scientist shooting for World Cup glory – BBC Sport
If you ask most international footballers about fluid dynamics, ductility or Newton’s laws of motion, they will probably look back at you with an expression as vacant as one of the largest voids in the universe. Not so with Spain right-back and ‘rocket scientist’ Celia Jimenez Delgado.
France 2019: The official Panini collection – FIFA
Following the huge success at the FIFA World Cup 2018, Panini is proud to present its brand new official collection dedicated to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. It’s the third edition dedicated to the event – after 2011 and 2015.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UCL Wednesday preview: Barca wary of Man Utd size – NBC Sports
If Manchester United is to get past Barcelona, the likely victim on multiple levels will be Lionel Messi.
Tuesday UCL Rewind: Tottenham outlast Man City, Liverpool defeat Porto – SBI
Tottenham Hotspur has ridden the momentum of the opening of their new stadium and defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the first UEFA Champions League match the venue has hosted.
Manchester City’s Champions League loss not as significant as Tottenham’s loss of Harry Kane – Yahoo Sports
Before its unlikely winning goal, it had been looking like a very bad night for Tottenham Hotspur, even though it hadn’t conceded.
Edwin van der Sar: Ajax chief executive says ‘things are clicking’ at Dutch giants – BBC Sport
Edwin van der Sar says he still has things he wants to accomplish at Ajax as he aims to re-establish the Dutch giants as one of Europe’s top clubs.
LAST CHANCE FOR RENNES’ EUROPEAN DREAM? – Ligue 1
After being caught late in a 3-3 draw with Angers on Saturday, Rennes will be out to get back into the race for a European finish when they travel to Nîmes in their rescheduled Week 27 clash on Tuesday night.
Fiorentina coach Pioli steps down amid 7-game winless run – London Free Press
Fiorentina coach Stefano Pioli has stepped down amid a seven-match winless streak.
Championship Focus: Playoff picture, auto promotion far from settled – NBC Sports
Six Football League Championship fixtures took place in the shadow of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, providing the smallest bit of clarity in the race for promotion.
Cyprus soccer association suspends 2nd-division games – London Free Press
The Cyprus soccer association’s board has affirmed a decision to suspend all second-division games amid suspicions of widespread match-fixing.
Real Betis looks to increase North American fanbase and revenues with inaugural US tour – Sportbusiness.com
The games – against Major League Soccer club DC United at Audi Field on May 22 and National Premier Soccer League team Chattanooga FC at Finley Stadium three days later – are the Seville-based club’s first in the States in its 112-year history.
Argentina, Colombia to co-host 12-team Copa America in 2020 – NBC Sports
Argentina and Colombia will share hosting duties for the 2020 Copa America, which will be played with a new format.
Oman closes door on co-hosting 48-team 2022 World Cup – Inside World Football
A major spanner has been thrown into the plans of Gianni Infantino to share the 2022 World Cup with Qatar’s neighbours.
Pele back in hospital in Brazil after arriving from Paris – The Star
Pele arrived back in Brazil on Tuesday after five days in a Paris hospital and was taken to another hospital in his home country for further exams.
Fulham FC fan in California sues over ‘racist’ number plate row – BBC
A Fulham FC fan living in California is suing a state agency after he was banned from having the letters COYW on a personalised car number plate, as they feared the slogan “Come on you whites” had racist connotations.