BC Soccer News, Wednesday, April 17, 2019




WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019, 7:00 PM



Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps vs LAFC – Goliath knocksAFTN
What happens when an unstoppable force meets a moveable object? That’s what we’re going to find out on Wednesday night when the Whitecaps clash with LAFC, who are currently the best team in MLS.

Whitecaps Game Day: Dos Santos hopes inside knowledge of LAFC helpsThe Province
Offensively, the Whitecaps have been largely ineffective. While they’ve scored two goals twice, they’ve also been shut out three times, and their five overall goals is second-fewest in MLS.

Whitecaps FC look to put a silencer on LAFC!!Har Journalist
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are back in action on Wednesday night as they host high-flying LAFC at B.C Place. The top team in MLS, brings a 6-0-1 (19 points), record to take on a Vancouver side, 0-4-2 (2-points), that’s still looking for their first win of the season.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LAFC: Match PreviewAngels on Parade
Los Angeles Football Club will look to keep their outstanding start to the 2019 season going when they travel to Vancouver to take on the Whitecaps on Wednesday.

Important reminders for fans attending Whitecaps FC matches at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC host league-leaders LAFC on Wednesday night at BC Place (7 p.m. PT – tickets still available). Doors open at 6 p.m. PT and fans are encouraged to arrive early and observe the following tips to ensure a smooth entry:

Goalkeeper Chituru Odunze a star in the making for Vancouver Whitecaps FCMLS
In their first Generation adidas Cup appearance as a club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC look like the team to beat in this year’s Premier Division, having won all four of their matches without conceding a goal. Their 6-foot-6 US youth national team goalkeeper Chituru Odunze is a big reason why.

Whitecaps supporters plan in-game walkout to protest team’s handling of abuse allegationsThe Province
In the 35th minute of Wednesday’s game, the Southsiders and other supporters’ groups are planning to walk out to protest the club’s handling of abuse allegations from former women’s players.

Caleb Porter confident Crew’s offense will improveColumbus Dispatch
It’s well-known that the better team in a soccer game is more capable of losing than the better team in almost any other sport. That still doesn’t make a loss any less agonizing.

How long should Kaku’s suspension be?SBI
The New York Red Bulls are going to be without Kaku for an extended period of time. But how long the midfielder’s suspension for a firing a ball into the stands and hitting a fan will be remains to be seen.

Thierry Henry in talks for job within Red Bull organizationNBC Sports
Multiple sources tell ProSoccerTalk that Henry has been in talks with the Red Bull Global Soccer organization about taking a coaching role within one of their clubs. The natural reaction would be to link Henry with the manager’s position at Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls, which has struggled out of the gates at 1W-2D-3L after making a quarterfinal run in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Hearing held on Austin tax deal with MLS teamFox 7
A hearing was held at the State Capitol on a bill that could take a bite out of the deal to bring Major League Soccer to Austin.

GA Cup: Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy bow out in quarterfinalsMLS
By advancing to the Champions Division quarterfinals, Real Salt Lake achieved one of their Generation adidas Cup goals.





SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM


Academy Report: ‘Caps continue impressive run on Day 3 of Generation adidas CupWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC U-17 academy boys won their fourth consecutive match at the Generation adidas Cup, defeating fellow MLS academy Philadelphia Union by a 1-0 score on Tuesday. The young ‘Caps have yet to concede a goal in the tournament.

LMG gets by Bays and into B.C. quarter-finalsCowichan Valley Citizen
After their opening game went just as scripted, Cowichan LMG is headed for the provincial quarterfinals after a 1-0 win over Bays United at the Sherman Road turf on Saturday afternoon.

VIU chooses national champions as Athlete of the Year winnersNanaimo News Bulletin
Vancouver Island University’s athletes were cheered again after a record-breaking, banner year in college sports.

Charles Hays girls’ soccer team defeat Kitimat in playdayThe Northern View
Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) girls’ soccer team played against Smithers and Kitimat in playday held on Saturday, April 6.

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 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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC 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.


New claims allege ‘toxic and confusing’ environment in Canadian soccerThe Guardian
Fourteen ex-players claim that Canada Soccer and the Vancouver Whitecaps failed to protect youth team members from abuse and inappropriate behavior by a former coach .

Q&A: Cavalry FC French striker Dominique Malonga on his career and what he brings to his new clubTSP
French-born Congolese international striker Dominique Malonga joined Cavalry FC in March. He and his new club recently finished training camp in Dominican Republic, along with all other Canadian Premier League teams. Cavalry FC kicks off its season against York9 FC at Spruce Meadows May 4.

OneSoccer To Stream CPL For Free (For A Time)Northern Tribune
With the Canadian Premier League only 11 days from kicking off, there’s still plenty of things for the league to sort out – the first of which is how people are going to catch the games if their butts aren’t actually in stadium seats.

Q&A: Canada’s referees preparing for CPL season alongside playersCanPL
Among those few who have made Punta Cana home over these last two weeks are a group of Canadian referees, who are also getting back into shape and into the rhythm of their craft through this pre-season saunter down south.

Capers to defend Atlantic soccer championships in SeptemberCape Breton Post
The Cape Breton Capers men’s and women’s soccer teams will begin their defence of their respective Atlantic University Sport championships in September.

Spanish soccer’s La Liga to set up youth academy in Toronto regionMedicine Hat News
Looking to further its brand overseas, La Liga has chosen Toronto as site of the Spanish league’s first soccer academy in North America.


USL Championship club files lawsuit against Inter Miami over Lockhart Stadium sitePro Soccer USA
Inter Miami’s launch continues to be an unstable one after a lawsuit against the future Major League Soccer franchise was filed in Broward County court Monday.

Your Guide to Every Soccer Lawsuit in the United States (and Beyond) [Updated]SoccerEsq
Writing about soccer litigation seems like a full-time job these days. Every time one case gets resolved (SaveTheCrew), another one pops up in its place (Chicago Fire). Some cases have gotten more coverage than others, but they’re all interesting in their own way.


Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath named NWSL Player of the WeekOregon Live
Portland Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath has been named the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week.

Orlando Pride looking for improved performance in match against North Carolina CouragePro Soccer USA
First-year Orlando Pride coach Marc Skinner received some words of encouragement from across the pond after the Pride’s season-opening 2-0 loss to the Portland Thorns.

Record number of member associations move forward with 2023 bidding processFIFA
FIFA is pleased to confirm that it has received nine registrations in connection with the bidding process for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

Casey Stoney: How boxing helped Man Utd Women to brink of promotionBBC Sport
For Casey Stoney, early-morning boxing classes, obstacle courses and dance lessons have all played a part in her first season as head coach of Manchester United Women.


UCL Weds. preview: Spurs visit Man City; Liverpool at PortoNBC Sports
Even neutrals can feel the tension in the air as Premier League powers Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur collide in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Tuesday UCL Rewind: Barcelona top Manchester United, Ajax eliminate JuventusSBI
Barcelona used a trio of goals to eliminate Manchester United from the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. Lionel Messi once again put his elite talent on display having a hand in each of the three goals.

Ajax plays giant killer again in Champions LeagueThe Star
Ajax eliminated another favourite from the Champions League as it won 2-1 at Juventus on Tuesday to reach the semifinals for the first time since 1997, and end Cristiano Ronaldo’s hopes of a fourth straight title.

Lionel Messi’s one-man show draws curtain on Manchester United dreamsThe Guardian
Barcelona’s talisman broke a personal hex and exorcised last year’s demons with yet another mesmerising big-game display.

FA charge Paul Scholes in relation to betting rulesNBC Sports
Maybe this was why Paul Scholes stepped down as Oldham Athletic’s manager after just one month in charge.

Liverpool not among world’s best until we win something, says James MilnerThe Guardian
James Milner has said Liverpool cannot be considered among the best teams in the world until they win a trophy under Jürgen Klopp – and that the Champions League and Premier League offer the perfect opportunities to end that wait this season.

French football to help Notre-Dame rebuildLigue 1
Nathalie Boy de la Tour, the president of the LFP, has announced that French football will contribute financially to the rebuilding of the Notre-Dame de Paris.

2020 Olympic tournament to kick off in Sapporo two days before opening ceremonyInside World Football
The schedule for the men’s and women’s Olympic football tournaments next year in Japan has been published, with the sport getting up and running as usual well before the official opening ceremony for the Games.

Alex McLeish: Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers start to be discussedBBC Sport
Scotland’s disappointing start to their Euro 2020 qualification campaign under Alex McLeish will be discussed at a Scottish FA board meeting on Thursday.

Italian Soccer Team Bans Photos With Drake Citing The ‘Drake Curse’ET
The “Drake Curse” is hitting Italy. The hilarious online theory, that is being taken seriously by the Itailian AS Roma soccer team, claims that almost anytime the Canadian rapper, 32, takes a photo with an athlete, their team loses at their next game.

Germans dominate as football’s best supported clubs are revealedOne Football
Borussia Dortmund have been crowned as the club with the highest attendance in world football. Between 2013 and 2018, the Bundesliga club averaged over 80,000 fans at their home matches, according to a study from the CIES Football Observatory.

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