BC Soccer News, Wednesday, July 25, 2018





(Montreal lead 1-0 on aggregate)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018, 7:00 PM PT




Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps v Montreal Impact – a season on the line? AFTN
Success in the 2018 competition brings something to look forward to in the early months of the 2019 season.

‘Caps ready for big week at BC Place: ‘It’s a huge opportunity’Whitecaps FC
The final phase of Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s busy schedule will come to an end this week as they prepare to host Montreal Impact in the second leg of the Canadian Championship semifinal on Wednesday and Minnesota United FC in MLS action on Saturday.

Vancouver Whitecaps seeking season-changing win at Canadian ChampionshipTimes Colonist
Vancouver Whitecaps defender Marcel de Jong says his team simply hasn’t been good enough to win lately.

Whitecaps face do-or-die game vs. Impact in Canadian ChampionshipSportsnet
One can make an argument that this week could go down as one of the most important in Vancouver Whitecaps history since the club entered Major League Soccer seven years ago.

Impact looking for place in Canadian Championship final Wednesday nightMontreal Impact
The Montreal Impact will aim to claim another ticket for the Canadian Championship final, this Wednesday night at 7pm PDT (canadasoccer.com), in the national tournament’s semi-final second leg. The Bleu-blanc-noir is currently leading the tie thanks to a 1-0 win last week at Stade Saputo.

Bayern chief Rummenigge: Alphonso Davies will join club in new yearSBI
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that the club has agreed to a deal with the Vancouver Whitecaps for the 17-year-old star.

Catch him while you can: Alphonso Davies is Bayern-bound — but not just yetThe Province
While there is admittedly a large cash influx in the transfer fee to Bayern Munich — up to $20 million, plus bonuses, by some reports — they’re also parting with their best player, and one of the few talents fans pony up just to watch him play.

Davies’ Bayern Munich move a potential watershed momentSportsnet
“He’s probably the most exciting kid — he’s still a kid — that I’ve ever played with and seen with my own eyes. By far he’s the most technically gifted, humble, modest young man that I think is going to go from strength to strength,” Canadian national midfielder Scott Arfield said at the time.

Bayern Bound: What Alphonso Davies’ Munich move means for him and the WhitecapsCBC
Multiple media reports indicate fee for 17-year-old star’s sale to Bayern Munich could reach $20 million US.

Whitecaps need to put Alphonso Davies transfer funds to useSportsnet
The Major League Soccer record-breaking transfer of Canadian sensation Alphonso Davies to Bayern Munich from the Vancouver Whitecaps looks great for nearly everyone.

Reported Bayern Munich transfer thrills Edmontonians who helped Alphonso Davies achieve perfection on the pitchGlobal
A reported deal involving an Edmonton-raised soccer phenom, who plays a starring role with Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Vancouver Whitecaps, wowed the soccer world on Tuesday, especially those who first helped him begin his ascension to the apex of the sport in his hometown.

“There’s an Alphonso Davies in every Canadian city” — after uncovering one star player, Free Footie looks to find morethe11.ca
Without Free Footie, does the Davies story happen? Sure, his talent is out of sight, but would he have got the chance to showcase it at such a young age? But Free Footie isn’t just about a budding superstar like Davies, it’s about the sense of purpose, the sense of community it gives to kids, many of them new to Canada. Through soccer, the world’s game, they can feel grounded in playing something familiar.

Whitecaps FC to celebrate Pride Night at Saturday’s match at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC will take to the BC Place pitch donning rainbow-crested kits as they host the club’s annual Pride Night on Saturday, July 28 when they face Minnesota United FC.

Toronto FC focused on finishing the job at home with Canadian Championship Final berth on the lineToronto FC
On the back of two-straight wins, Toronto FC return to the pitch on Wednesday night when Ottawa Fury FC come to BMO Field for the second leg of their Canadian Championship semifinal series.

‘We will only celebrate when we conquer something’: Fury in tough against Toronto FCOttawa Sun
Heading to Toronto, the Fury FC find themselves down 1-0 in the aggregate after last Wednesday’s loss to TFC at TD Place.

Game Recap: Colorado Rapids 2 (5), Boca Juniors 2 (4)Burgundy Wave
Here’s a quick hit of everything that happened tonight when the Colorado Rapids played Boca Juniors.

FC Dallas Has a Chance at Redemption Against Sporting Kansas CityFC Dallas
Although FC Dallas is unbeaten in four of its last five games, it will face an opponent that it has not beaten this season. FCD will travel to Children’s Mercy Park for the second time this season to face Sporting Kansas City this weekend. Sporting is coming off an U.S. Open Cup loss to the Houston Dynamo on July 18, but it knocked Dallas out of that same Cup just over a month ago.

TFC newcomer Jon Bakero ready to make a splash in MLSSportsnet
The easiest thing for Jon Bakero would have been to remain in Spain to make a name for himself. The Barcelona-born forward not only grew up in a thriving soccer culture, but also a prominent soccer family.

VIDEO: El Trafico: Birth of a Rivalry | Chapter 1MLS
CHAPTER 1 In the first match between the LA Galaxy and LAFC, MLS debutant Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Galaxy delivered one of the most dramatic comebacks in league history. The teams will meet for the second time this Thursday, July 26.

LAFC’s plan to significantly raise season-seat prices for next season doesn’t sit well with some fansLA Times
“We thought this was going to be different,” said Adam Cuthbert, an assistant director for the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs.” “We were sold on something and then literally we were sold something different four months into the season. “I thought this was our club.”

FCC Announces Contract Extension for KochUSL
FC Cincinnati announced on Wednesday it had extended the contract of Head Coach Alan Koch one year through the 2020 season. Already under agreement for the team’s inaugural Major League Soccer season in 2019, FCC extended Koch another season after his success in his first 18 months at the club’s helm.

PRO issues statement on penalty decision in Columbus-Orlando matchMLS
The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) has issued a statement that an officiating error occurred when a penalty kick was awarded in Columbus Crew SC’s 3-2, come-from-behind victory against Orlando City last Saturday.

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2018 Nations Cup ResultsNations Cup
Complete results from the 2018 Nations Cup held in Richmond this past weekend.

Cowichan cleans up on BC Summer Games podiumCowichan Valley Citizen
Home-field advantage paid off for athletes from the Cowichan Valley at the BC Summer Games.

Surrey, White Rock athletes win big at BC GamesSurrey Now-Leader
In team competitions – ranging from track-and-field relays to soccer – local athletes did especially well.

TC athletes win medals at BC Summer GamesTri-City News
The ferries from Vancouver Island may have been riding a little lower in the water on Sunday with all the medals being brought back to the mainland by Tri-Cities athletes at the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan over the weekend.

PCSL PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 1, A.S.A. Devils 0, July 18, 2018BC 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
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.

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Montreal Impact product Ballou Tabla included in FC Barcelona’s US tourMLS
Montreal Impact academy product and rising Canadian national team prospect Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla is returning to North America this week, having earned a spot on FC Barcelona’s roster for their preseason tour of the United States.

Canada Soccer tickets on sale for Concacaf Nations League in TorontoCSA
Tickets for the Canada v Dominica Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match in Toronto are on sale now.

Summerside United soccer teams busyJournal Pioneer
Summerside United soccer teams have been busy in provincial league action recently.

Golden Boot race heats upSt. Albert Gazette
The Golden Boot scoring race was too close to call as the regular season wound down in the St. Albert Men’s Soccer League.

Kingston’s Adrianos Dagres to represent Canada in Spain, looks ahead to 2026Global
Kingston’s Adrianos Dagres will represent Canada at the 2019 Danone Nation’s Cup in Barcelona, Spain — the unofficial World Cup of soccer for boys 12 and under.


Flemmings Voted USL Player of the WeekUSL
Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Junior Flemmings has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 19 of the 2018 season. Flemmings notched a goal and two assists to lead the Rowdies to a 3-1 victory against Indy Eleven this past Saturday night, a win that provided a major boost to Tampa Bay’s playoff hopes.

USL’s Week Ahead – Western Conference Battles Highlight Week’s ActionUSL
The battle for position at the top and around the playoff line in the USL’s Western Conference takes center stage in Week 20 of the 2018 USL regular season.

USL to kick off new soccer team in AustinKVUE
Austin may see not one, but two pro soccer teams take the field next year.


PREVIEW: USA vs. Japan Face Off to Kickstart 2018 Tournament of NationsUSSF
The U.S. Women’s National Team opens its 2018 Tournament of Nations on July 26 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas against long-time rival Japan. U.S. head coach Jill Ellis named 25 players to the training camp roster and chose a final 23-player roster for this event after several days of training.

2018 Women’s International Champions Cup preview: Olympique LyonnaisVavel
For the first time ever, Olympique Lyonnais will join three other powerhouse teams in the 2018 Women’s International Champions Cup in Miami, Florida. Before they do so, here is what you should know before watching them compete.

Relegation battle heats up in SBSSWPL OneScottish WNL
Relegation is likely the worst feeling there is in football. For one club each year in the Scottish Building Society SWPL One, that is a reality they must face.

Women’s Super League: Teams confirmed for WSL and Championship after appealsBBC Sport
There will be 11 teams in the Women’s Super League and 11 in the Championship after the appeals process ended without any changes to the licences previously awarded by the Football Association.

Spain boosts women’s structure with addition of second tier leagueInside World Football
Spain’s national federation (RFEF) has created a new second tier league for its women’s clubs with the aim of promoting and strengthening the women’s game in the country.

Women’s football league back after one-year absenceJamaica Gleaner
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and Lascelles Employees and Partnership Credit Union have joined forces to sponsor the 2018 Women’s Football League. General secretary of the JFF, Dalton Wint, said his federation made a promise to bring back the league because it is very important for the development of women’s football.


Roma could take legal action over Barcelona’s hijacked move for Malcom from BordeauxYahoo Sports
Roma are considering taking legal action over Barcelona’s last-minute hijack of their move for Bordeaux winger Malcom.

Everything you need to know about MalcomUEFA
New Barcelona signing Malcom is 21 but, “he’s got an incredible amount of talent”.

Bayern star Boateng poised for PSG move, if price is rightYahoo Sports
Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng could join Paris Saint-Germain providing the price is right, the German giants’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge suggested on Wednesday.

Fabian Schar: Newcastle close in on deal for Switzerland defenderBBC Sport
Newcastle are close to completing the signing of Switzerland defender Fabian Schar from Deportivo La Coruna.

Atletico Madrid sign Gelson Martins from Sporting LisbonESPN
Atletico Madrid have signed winger Gelson Martins on a six-year contract after taking advantage of chaos at Sporting Lisbon, the Portugal international’s former club.

Daniel Sturridge to get another chance at Liverpool after impressing KloppThe Guardian
Jürgen Klopp has been impressed by Daniel Sturridge’s pre-season and is prepared to give the striker another chance.

Scottish League Cup: Hearts 5-0 Cowdenbeath, Inverness CT 2-1 Raith RoversBBC Sport
Inverness Caledonian Thistle need a point to qualify for the last 16 of the League Cup at Hearts’ expense after snatching a late win over Raith Rovers.

Unai Emery aims to offer Mesut Özil normality at Arsenal after Germany sagaThe Guardian
Unai Emery is keen to offer Mesut Özil a semblance of “normality” following the Arsenal midfielder’s controversial decision to retire from international duty with Germany this week.

A-League salary cap may be abolished with new collective bargaining agreementESPN
The A-League salary cap could be abolished and transfer fees finally permitted between clubs as part of a new collective bargaining agreement due to come into effect next year.

Chievo to stay in Serie A after case thrown outSportsnet
Chievo Verona will keep its Serie A status after a case against the Italian club was thrown out because of a legal technicality.

Ghanaian court passes FA assets and control to government, and bars GFA old guardInside World Football
A High Court in Accra has granted an application filed by the government seeking to allow the Registrar General to take over the assets of the Ghanaian FA, pending liquidation.

FIFA starts bidding process for FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women’s World Cups 2020FIFA
As France and Uruguay gear up to host this year’s FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women’s World Cups, respectively, FIFA has today launched the bidding process for the 2020 editions of both competitions.

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