BC Soccer News, Wednesday, August 28, 2019



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019, 5:00 PM PT


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Montreal Impact vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
After a loss to Toronto FC in the latest Canadian Classique, the Montreal Impact look to end their slide and move back above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference when they host a Vancouver Whitecaps FC side hoping to bounce back from a loss to the San Jose Earthquakes when the Canadian foes square off at Stade Saputo Wednesday night.

2019 Match Preview #29: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact: 3 weeks too lateBTS
The Vancouver Whitecaps make the long trek to Montreal for the first and only time this season. After a tough defeat against San Jose during Rivalry Week, they now get to take on the Impact, a team that they have a much more storied rivalry with. With both teams coming off tough defeats, they will look to bring their A-games in front of the fans at Stade Saputo.

Montreal is home for Whitecaps’ Maxime Crepeau, but rivalry against the Impact takes priority Pro Soccer USA
The Vancouver Whitecaps look to rebound from a loss where Crepeau had to make a record number of saves.

Marc Dos Santos on Montreal return: “It’s a place that is special”MLS
The Whitecaps’ sideline boss spent three seasons in Montreal, first as an assistant, then as the head coach when he took over after the firing of John Limniatis in 2009. He would compile a 42-30-30 record across 92 matches for the club before departing in June 2011.

Atlanta United wins thrilling U.S. Open Cup final against Minnesota UnitedYahoo Sports
For a team that started its third season suffering from an extended MLS Cup hangover, Atlanta United sure seems to have found its feet.

Being frozen out of the starting XI is no laughing matter for TFC’s PozueloStandard-Freeholder
Toronto FC midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo has shown TFC fans that he has tremendous skill and vision on the pitch. On Tuesday, the Seville native demonstrated that his sense of humour is pretty top notch as well.

D.C. United’s Rooney suspended a second game after red cardYahoo Sports
D.C. United’s Wayne Rooney has been suspended for one additional match for violent conduct following the straight red card he received last week for elbowing New York Red Bulls’ Cristian Casseres, Major League Soccer (MLS) said on Tuesday.

Colorado Rapids’ hiring of Robin Fraser speaks to greater goal. “The evolution, it’s come forward.”Denver Post
The Rapids have higher hopes than winning games and aiming for an MLS Cup. The organization’s ambitions lie in one long-term goal: Grow the sport of soccer in Colorado.

Nashville SC signs first Designated PlayerNBC Sports
The player is German midfielder Hany Mukhtar, who will spend the rest of the season on loan to current club Brondby before moving to MLS full-time.

Red Bulls issue statement over foul stench at Red Bull ArenaSBI
Something stinks at Red Bull Arena.




WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019, 6:00 PM PT



PREVIEW: Cavalry FC vs. Pacific FC – Match #65CanPL
Smarting from their first loss of the Fall season, Cavalry FC returns to Spruce Meadows on Wednesday to take on a surging Pacific FC, in a match that the CPL’s other Fall contenders will watch with great interest.

Marcus Haber back in action quicker than expected after injury and looking to “make a difference” for Pacific FC in Fall Season run-inAFTN
It’s been a tough inaugural Canadian Premier League season for Pacific FC, with a spate of injuries crippling their young squad.

Healthy Pacific FC picking up steamTimes Colonist
Pacific FC has a situation it hasn’t seen in a while. The Canadian Premier League club has something approaching a full bench heading into tonight’s game in Calgary against Cavalry FC.

Streaking Cascades top SFU 2-0UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team ran its preseason win streak to four games, defeating the Simon Fraser Clan 2-0 in Burnaby on Monday evening.

Whitecaps FC welcome Amy Harrison as Girls BMO Academy Centres head coach and REX assistant coachWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that Amy Harrison has joined the club as Girls BMO Academy Centres head coach and Girls Elite REX assistant coach.

North Okanagan Women’s Soccer puts wrap on seasonVernon Morning Star
It was a fabulous last game of the season in the North Okanagan Women’s Soccer League’s Masters Division for VQA.

Study of B.C. students finds link between playing team sports, better mental healthGlobal
A new University of British Columbia study is reinforcing the importance of extra-curricular activities to children’s mental health.

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.


Forge FC assistant coach to appeal suspension, denying allegations of racismDelta Optimist
Forge FC assistant coach Peter Reynders says he will appeal his 45-day suspension for alleged racist comments after the Canadian Championship qualifying-round game against visiting Cavalry FC on June 4.

PREVIEW: Valour FC vs. HFX Wanderers FC – Match #64CanPL
Two teams that know each other all too well will meet once more on Wednesday, as HFX Wanderers FC end their 18-day layoff with a visit to Valour FC in Winnipeg, as both sides look to climb out of the basement in the CPL.

‘Make the moment count’: Forge ready for Olimpia test in haunted groundCanPL
San Pedro Sula is not a place Canadian soccer fans or players fondly remember. Instead, it is the origin of one of the country’s most painful wounds, and, now, the destination that Forge FC embarks itself upon for the second leg of their CONCACAF League Round of 16 series.

U SPORTS Top 10 Tuesday: Cape Breton opens at No.1 in men’s soccer for second straight yearU Sports
For the second consecutive season, the Cape Breton Capers are the top-ranked men’s soccer squad to open the new campaign.

Mediapro secure Nations League for Canada’s OneSoccer digital serviceInside World Football
Broadcast group Mediapro, that has been putting down roots in Canadian football this year, has acquired the rights to the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League which will air on the OneSoccer digital platform dedicated to Canadian football.

With Vaughan vanquished, FC London faces final test in OakvilleLondon Free Press
Knocking off Vaughan was no small accomplishment. But the FC London women’s team is well aware the last obstacle to reclaiming the League1 Ontario championship is also the biggest one. They face the first-place Oakville Blue Devils in the title game Saturday at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

Soccer players headline Acadia hall of fame inducteesChronicle-Herald
Four soccer players and a soccer team will be inducted into the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame this fall.


USL Championship Gameday Report: August 27, Week 26USL
Late goals from Solomon Asante, Adam Jahn and Junior Flemmings helped Phoenix Rising FC overturn a second-half deficit and extend its winning streak to 16 games with a 4-2 victory over Tacoma Defiance on Tuesday night at Cheney Stadium.

Phoenix Rising FC sets longest winning streak in American pro soccer historyAZ Central
With the victory, Phoenix Rising FC set the record for the longest league winning streak in American professional soccer history, 16, topping the mark it shared with MLS side LA Galaxy that was set over the 1997-98 seasons. Phoenix also extended its USL-record road winning streak, now at seven.

ESPN triple USL live output with expanded 3-year rights dealInside World Football
US sports broadcaster ESPN is taking a deeper step into domestic soccer with a new three-year deal the United Soccer League (USL) which will see it triple its coverage of the league.


FIFA tweaking Women’s World League proposal to find a global balanceInside World Football
FIFA will launch a new proposal to revive the creation of a Women’s World League within the next year, according to the organisation’s head of women’s development and governance Emily Shaw. In 2018 the FIFA Council failed to approve the introduction of the new competition.

Uefa Women’s Player of the Year: Can Lucy Bronze be first English winner?BBC Sport
England’s Lucy Bronze will find out on Thursday whether she is the Uefa Women’s Player of the Year.

Soccer star Carli Lloyd willing and able to kick in the NFLYahoo Sports
Lloyd said she was considering potential offers to kick in the league after her recent 55-yard field goal at Philadelphia Eagles practice put the sport on notice. Lloyd did not name any teams that were interested in signing her.

Belgians to plough €3m into women’s game to boost clubs, participation and leagueInside World Football
The Belgian FA (KBVB) has unveiled an ambitious five-year plan to develop and grow the women’s game, investing an additional €3 million into the domestic women’s game over the next two seasons.

Bhavisha Patel from Charlton’s LGBT fans group on her journey as a British Asian woman in football Sky Sports
“There are times when I’ve felt acutely aware of my otherness… but football has the power to lift us above our differences”; Bhavisha Patel writes about her Asians In Football experience


Champions League wrap: Canadian backstop Borjan’s Red Star advanceNBC Sports
There were no comebacks to be found in the second legs of the UEFA Champions League qualifying playoff round, as sides from Greece, Croatia, and Serbia found places in the group stage.

Bolton given 14 days by EFL to find a buyer or face expulsionThe Guardian
Bolton have been given 14 days to complete a sale of the club or be expelled from the English Football League by an EFL board which expressed its frustration with a drawn-out takeover process which fell apart at the weekend.

Bury expelled: How Shakers went from promotion to league exit in four monthsBBC Sport
Four months after celebrating promotion to League One, Bury now find themselves without a league altogether.

Series of grinding failures that left proud, historic Bury in ruinsThe Guardian
This collapse, alongside Bolton Wanderers broken down up the road, makes an awful spectacle for English football, a global behemoth feasting on its greatest ever boom.

Lower league wage levels suggests other clubs may suffer same fate as BuryFour Four Two
As Bury face oblivion and Bolton have two weeks to avoid a similar fate, the financial gulf between the booming Premier League and the lower leagues needs little spelling out.

Barcelona getting ‘closer’ to Neymar deal, club official saysSportsnet
A Barcelona official involved in the negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar says the Catalan club is “closer” to reaching a deal for the player’s return.

Ineos call for Nice fans to be patient…for nowLigue 1
OGC Nice fans should not expect immediate success but be patient after Ineos completed their takeover of the Ligue 1 Conforama side, but the club’s new owners have vowed to make the Mediterranean outfit a French and European powerhouse.

League Cup: Norwich City, Palace bouncedNBC Sports
There were extremes in the fortunes of Premier League teams who opened their League Cup runs on Tuesday.

Rangers fans told to end sectarian abuse as UEFA focus centres on Europa League tieInside World Football
Scotland manager Steve Clarke Scotland hopes a UEFA ban on Glasgow Rangers will help the club eradicate racist behaviour. Rangers have been ordered to close part of their Ibrox stadium for Thursday’s Europa League meeting with Legia Warsaw because of racist behaviour –including sectarian chanting – during the match against St Joseph’s on July 18.

Veracruz’s 5-0 loss extends winless run to 33 gamesYahoo Sports
Veracruz lost 5-0 to Queretaro on Tuesday night in the seventh round of the Apertura tournament to extend its winless run to 33 games, breaking the tie with the English club Derby County, which set the previous mark in the 2007-08 season.

Fans take Uefa to task over final tickets and hosts’ poor human-rights recordsThe Guardian
A coalition of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham supporter groups has called on Uefa to improve the experience of fans at European finals and to avoid awarding showpiece occasions to countries with questionable human-rights records.

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