BC Soccer News, Wednesday, August 7, 2019






Whitecaps FC acquire winger Michaell Chirinos on loan from C.D. OlimpiaWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC added to their attack on Tuesday, acquiring Honduran international winger Michaell Chirinos, with the use of 2019 Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), on loan from Club Deportivo Olimpia through the end of the 2019 season. The TAM freed up by the Lucas Venuto transaction last Thursday will be reapplied to this acquisition.

Whitecaps FC bid Farewell to Felipe!!Har Journalist
Whitecaps FC said goodbye to a long time MLS veteran as they bid farewell to Felipe Martins on Tuesday. Vancouver sent the Brazilian midfielder to D.C. United in exchange for $75,000 of 2020 Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). and a 2020 international roster spot.

With focus firmly on 2020, Whitecaps ship out FelipeEdmonton Journal
There’s little doubt that when he returns in just over a week’s time with his new team, Felipe Martins really does hope to put on a show against his old club.

Wayne Rooney may be leaving MLS, but still seems likely to play in VancouverThe Province
Wayne Rooney’s time in Major League Soccer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean he won’t play in Vancouver next week.

Reports: D.C. United pursuing Arsenal’s Mesut ÖzilBlack and Red United
D.C. United’s wild day of being involved with every move in world soccer continued this afternoon, as multiple reports linked them to a move for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil. In the aftermath of Wayne Rooney announcing his winter move to Derby County, The Washington Post’s Steve Goff tweeted that United was interested in landing the German international (or Mario Balotelli, a former DCU target) as his replacement.

Orlando City 0, Atlanta United 2 | 2019 US Open Cup Semifinal RecapMLS
Eric Remedi stabbed in Julian Gressell’s cross eight minutes before halftime, then served up the ball thad helped create a late second goal as Atlanta United advanced to their first ever U.S. Open Cup Final with a 2-0 semfinal victory over Orlando City at Exploria Stadium on Tuesday night.

Minnesota United FC vs. Portland Timbers | 2019 US Open Cup PreviewMLS
For the second time in four days, Minnesota United and the Portland Timbers meet at Allianz Field, this time with a first-ever trip to the U.S. Open Cup final on the line for the Western Conference foes.

Galaxy send midfielder Ema Boateng to D.C. United in hopes to acquire Cristian PavónLA Times
The Galaxy sent midfielder Ema Boateng to D.C. United in exchange for $250,000 in target-allocation money (TAM) and obtained another $200,000 in TAM from Orlando in a cash swap Tuesday, moves the team made in hopes of funding the acquisition of winger Cristian Pavón from Argentine club Boca Juniors.

Inter Miami CF Signs Venezuelan Youth International Christian Makoun Ahead of 2020 MLS SeasonInter Miami
Inter Miami CF announces today it has signed Venezuelan U-20 Team Captain Christian Makoun as its third player in Club history, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa.

Alejandro Bedoya on US gun violence: ‘People get stuck in their American ways of thinking’The Guardian
For an athlete long engaged in off-field matters, the targeting of a sporting event for terror in the 13 November attacks in Paris marked a bitter awakening. Bedoya had rarely heeded the call to “stick to sports,” and when life-or-death issues encroached, the notion that he should limit himself to the game alone was fully bunk.






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!

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema scores in pro soccer debut for Paris Saint-GermainChilliwack Progress
Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema scored 14 minutes into her debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, coming off the bench to head in the winner in a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the Women’s French Cup tournament.

WSOC: SAIT transfer Sarah Lepine to bring speed, experience to TWolvesUNBC
The University of Northern British Columbia Women’s Soccer team has added a dose of speed and experience, officially announcing the transfer of Sarah Lepine from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for the 2019-2020 Canada West season.

TRU WolfPack men’s soccer program garnering respectKamloops This Week
Head coach John Antulov has helped transform a basement-dwelling U Sports expansion team into a podium contender in a span of six years.

Two Surrey-based clubs granted national youth licences by Canada SoccerSurrey Now-Leader
Surrey United and Coastal FC are among 39 clubs in three provinces to be provisionally granted a Canada Soccer National Youth Club Licence.

BC Coastal Soccer League August UpdatesBCCSL
The BCCSL office is pleased to provide further administrative updates as we prepare for the 2019-20 fall season.

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.


2019 Canadian Championship Semi-Final Round Kicks off on Wednesday 7 AugustCSA
The 2019 Canadian Championship Semi-Final Round features Ottawa Fury FC v Toronto FC and Montréal Impact v Calvary FC of Calgary on Wednesday 7 August in Ottawa and Montréal. The expanded 13-team, 24 match competition completed three thrilling Qualifying Rounds to date showcasing Canadian Content. Semi-Final Round action can be viewed LIVE on OneSoccer.ca.

Ottawa Fury vs. Toronto FC | 2019 Canadian Championship PreviewMLS
Toronto FC begin their quest for an eighth Voyageurs Cup and fourth in a row, when they enter the 2019 Canadian Championship in the semifinals against the Ottawa Fury Wednesday night at TD Place Stadium.

TFC will face the Fury with some big gunsEdmonton Journal
The Reds invade the nation’s capital with less than a full arsenal, but they certainly didn’t leave all their big guns at home.

Montreal Impact vs. Cavalry FC | 2019 Canadian Championship PreviewMLS
The Montreal Impact reached the Canadian Championship semifinals for the eighth consecutive year, with a first-time meeting against Cavalry FC beginning Wednesday night at Stade Saputo.

Cavalry FC wary of Piatti in Impact attackMontreal Gazette
There’s at least four-million reasons why Cavalry FC will have its hands full with the Montreal Impact come Wednesday night.

Everything you need to know about Forge’s CONCACAF League foe, Antigua GFCCanPL
Forge FC hosted Guatemalan outfit Antigua GFC on August 1 in the CONCACAF League preliminary round, having successfully earned the “Canada 2” berth in the competition ahead of Valour FC and FC Edmonton over the course of the Spring portion of the 2019 CPL season.

Clanachan On Creation Of Women’s CPL: ‘Further Along Than I Expected’Northern Tribune
When the Canadian Premier League was first announced, there was an obvious question that came attached to the confirmation of a domestic men’s professional league: was a women’s pro league to follow?

Still in ‘Sinc’ with soccer, scoring goalsPortland Tribune
Christine Sinclair proving ageless as she helps lead Thorns’ attack.

Understanding the athlete as they transition from grassroots into train to train and train to compete is of utmost importance. Wendy Rijnen Glover, a Coach and Holistic Athlete Development Consultant, has spent 21 years developing potential in athletes and with teams. (Editor’s Note: It’s live on August 7, 8am to 9am PT. Ontario Soccer will likely record and post the webinar for future viewing.)

International soccer giant sets up chapter in GatineauOttawa Matters
Young soccer players in western Quebec will benefit from the expertise of one of the best soccer teams in the world. Paris Saint-Germain Canada has decided to set up a chapter of its academy in Gatineau.


USL Championship Gameday Report: August 6, Week 23USL
Memphis 901 FC ensured the gap between it and 10th-place Saint Louis FC remained at six points as it earned a hard-fought draw despite playing with 10 men for over an hour on Tuesday night at West Community Stadium.

USSDA relegates Championship Crossfire team; social media respondsGoalWA
The United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) has divided its U 18-19 Boys Divisions into “Top” and “Lower” tiers in a move that was apparently revealed as the new season schedules were posted last week. Social media is buzzing about the change.


Reign FC vs Portland Thorns FC: Midweek Cascadia rivalryVavel
On Wednesday night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, WA, Reign FC will host Portland Thorns FC for the first time this season.

‘Now it’s about showing what we have in this team’: Utah Royals FC faces Sky Blue FC in the midst of losing streakDeseret News
It’s gut-check time for Utah Royals FC. Following the team’s 2-0 loss to the Chicago Red Stars last Saturday, it has been defeated in two consecutive games and four out of its last five, with the other contest being a 2-2 draw with Portland Thorns FC.

Orlando Pride Need World Cup Form from Alex MorganThe Maneland
The Orlando Pride have struggled this season and Alex Morgan needs to be the answer.

Women’s Champions League qualifying: all you need to knowUEFA
A record 62 teams from 50 associations entered the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League and 40 of them are involved in the qualifying round, which began on Wednesday.

That’s using your bobblehead: U.S. Women’s World Cup winners cash in on licensingThe Star
Equal pay is not the only empowerment vehicle for the U.S. women’s national team. When the women won the Cup four years ago, the wave of commemorative memorabilia never followed, and the players subsequently asserted their marketing rights. The players’ collective licensing revenue was $0 in 2015, but it is expected to top $1 million (U.S.) in 2019.

US women’s soccer is on a high but only the rich can join in Irish Times
For an 11-year-old girl joining an elite soccer club in America, the annual cost now starts at $2000 and, depending on tournaments and camps, ends up around $5000. Every year. Ludicrous financial demands beyond most parents, they ensure an enormous chunk of the female demographic is excluded from the game at a very young age.


PL Transfer Deadline Day W2W4: Man United to sell Pogba if they sign replacement?ESPN
The Premier League transfer window closes at 5 p.m. BST (12 p.m. ET) on Aug. 8, but the rest of Europe remains open until the end of the month, so English clubs will not be able to replace any players they sell after the deadline until January.

UEFA Champions League wrap: Ajax draws, Club Brugge winsNBC Sports
The UEFA Champions League began its third qualifying round on Tuesday, with five sides taking advantage of the opportunity at hand.

FRENCH LEAGUE 2019-20: PSG set to dominate once againLondon Free Press
After winning its sixth French championship in seven years last season, Paris Saint-Germain is expected to continue its dominance in what at times can look like a one-team league.

Fowler’s Roar beat A-League champions SydneyESPN
Robbie Fowler began his Australian coaching career in perfect fashion as his inexperienced Brisbane Roar side managed an unlikely 2-0 win over A-League champions Sydney FC at Leichhardt Oval in the FFA Cup on Wednesday.

Premier League preview: Will any of the newly promoted teams stay up?Yahoo Sports
Thanks to extraordinarily lucrative television deals and the self-perpetuating growth that accompanies a spot in England’s top flight, the gulf in class between the second-tier Championship and the Premier League grows ever wider.

Former Uruguay striker Forlan announces retirementCanada.com
Former Uruguay striker Diego Forlan has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a 21-year career in which he played club soccer on three different continents.

‘A beautiful stage closes’: Diego Forlán retires after 21-year playing careerThe Guardian
The former Manchester United and Uruguay forward Diego Forlán has announced his retirement. The 40-year-old, who also played for Villarreal, Atlético Madrid and Internazionale, revealed his decision on Twitter.

Schalke boss steps down for three months following ‘racist’ slurYahoo Sports
Clemens Toennies has stepped down for three months as chairman of German Bundesliga club Schalke following widespread condemnation of alleged ‘racist’ comments he made last week.

In Iraqi holy city, row over female violinist at soccer match shows social riftVancouver Sun
The match should have been cause for young Iraqis to celebrate. Their national team beat Lebanon 1-0 in the first competitive international hosted by Iraq for years in the holy city of Kerbala, complete with an opening ceremony of music and dance. Instead, the event drew high-level criticism which many of the city’s youth say shows the gulf between them and the political and religious establishment.

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