VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. COLORADO RAPIDS
MLS MATCHDAY #17
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN 1 RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN DIRECT
The Whitecaps In May: Fixture congestion and what it teaches us – AFTN
Many commentators have rightly pointed out and complained about the MLS schedule makers and how unfair May was to the Whitecaps. Too many matches and too much travel in too short a time. The fatigue inexorably ate into our performances and degraded our opportunity to significantly move up the table. The final straw, literally and figuratively, was the lacklustre performance against Toronto on Friday night. The lads simply ran out of gas.
Montreal Impact vs. Seattle Sounders FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview – MLS
The Montreal Impact will look to bounce back from a heavy home loss on Saturday when they host a shorthanded Seattle Sounders side in the opening of an abbreviated Week 15 of the regular season Wednesday night at Stade Saputo.
Battle of depleted rosters awaits Impact, Sounders at Saputo Stadium – Sportsnet
The Montreal Impact and the Seattle Sounders may have to dive deep into their rosters when they play each other Wednesday night.
Struggling TFC signs former MLS defender of the year Omar Gonzalez – Cape Breton Post
Toronto FC defender Drew Moor remembers this big lanky kid showing up to train with his MLS club, FC Dallas, more than 10 years ago.
Best of MLS Week 14: Josef Martinez, Philadelphia Union, and more – SBI
Josef Martinez is finding his stride at the right moment for Atlanta United.
PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS
TSS ROVERS vs. VICTORIA HIGHLANDERS FC
JUAN DE FUCA PLATE, 1st LEG / USL LEAGUE 2 MATCHDAY
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019, 7:00 PM
SWANGARD STADIUM, BURNABY, BC
Vancouver TSS Rovers bring soccer passion to Canada – North Shore News
The roots of the Vancouver TSS Rovers soccer club couldn’t get any more Canadian.
Rovers garner loyal fans in third USL-2 season – Burnaby Now
There’s a whole lotta fun happening at Swangard. That’s the general point of it all when the TSS Rovers play, and has been the order of the day throughout the club’s third season in the USL-2 development soccer league.
VIDEO: Victoria home to new expansion team in elite women’s soccer league – CHEK
Vancouver Island FC has become just the second Canadian team to join the Women’s Premier Soccer League, the largest women’s soccer league in the world. The club will join a conference with teams from Washington State and Oregon and offer a platform for women to play elite soccer over the summer.
Academy Report: ‘Caps wrap-up the regular season – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Academy teams wrapped up the Development Academy regular season this past weekend in Northern California, taking on San Jose Earthquakes and Sacramento Republic FC.
Oak Bay edges Nanaimo in final day of soccer provincials – Goldstream Gazette
An early loss set the Oak Bay senior girls soccer team back from a chance at reaching the final of the B.C. AAA High School Soccer Provincial championships in Surrey last week.
Vernon Chick Kickers edge stale Impact – Vernon Morning Star
A second-half penalty kick propelled Vernon Chickers to a 2-1 win over Fresh Is Best Impact in North Okanagan Women’s Masters Soccer League play.
Vernon accountants slip past Interior Beverages – Vernon Morning Star
A late second half marker from a goalmouth scrambled lifted Vernon Bosman Accounting to a 2-1 win over Interior Beverages FC in Capri Insurance Okanagan Oldtimers Soccer League action.
Power Soccer in BC – SportAbility BC
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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.
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE & CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Canadian soccer referee Carol Anne Chenard diagnosed with breast cancer, drops out of World Cup – Journal Pioneer
Carol Anne Chenard, one of Canada’s best and most experienced soccer referees has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will miss the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Chenard is considered among the best female referees in soccer. She was assigned the gold medal game at the 2016 Rio Olympics and would have been a candidate to referee the opening match of the tournament on Friday between the hosts France and Korea Republic.
‘Wide-open’ World Cup could see Canada in title mix: U.S. women’s soccer pioneer Milbrett – The Province
‘I can’t really tell you (who’ll win). I’m just excited to see this … 2019 will be the biggest display of the best we’ve seen of the world game yet’.
‘I can only pick one?’: Teammates share best Christine Sinclair moments – Sportsnet
Christine Sinclair has always been prolific on the pitch, but when it comes to talking about herself… well, the biggest star in the history of Canadian soccer would rather let her play do the talking. So, we’ve spared her. For now.
Fighting spirit fills Cavalry FC’s draw with host Forge FC – National Post
A melee involving coaches and players followed what was a fortunate Leg 1 draw Tuesday night for Calgary’s professional soccer squad at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field.
HIGHLIGHTS: Late Cavalry penalty stuns Forge in CanChamp 1st leg – CanPL
Just as it seemed they’d be held goalless, Cavalry FC found a lifeline at Tim Hortons Field on Tuesday night. The Canadian Championship Qualifying Round 2 match ended in the most dramatic way possible as a last-minute penalty for Cavalry gave them a 1-1 draw with Forge FC in Leg 1.
L1O Roundup: New Beginnings – Northern Starting XI
Plenty of players have left to ply their trade in the CPL, a lot of which have started out very well, so lineups for specifically Sigma and Vaughan have changed drastically. Aurora have signed up half of the Humber college alumni, including Oakville stalwart Filipe Vilela, and N. Mississauga have also had a lot of change in their squad.
Montagliani takes stock with an eye firmly on Concacaf’s strategic future – Inside World Football
After the revolution comes evolution. If no-one has ever coined that phrase then Concacaf should claim it because it aptly describes the regional confederation’s emergence from the dark days of May 2015 and the movement towards the light of new competitions, better governed operations and, perhaps most importantly, a return to international parity in the eyes of the rest of the world.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Austin Bold forward Kris Tyrpak named USL Championship player of the week – The Statesman
Kris Tyrpak would rather be starting, but he wore the supersub cape well Saturday. The Dripping Springs native scored a hat trick in the second half to dig Austin Bold FC out of a 2-0 deficit and deliver a 3-2 victory — the first away from home in franchise history.
Week 4: Stars Win Twice, Bjork Scores 60th and 61st Career Goals – EWPL
The Seattle Stars had a fantastic weekend, registering two one goal wins and jumped up to second place in the Cascade Conference. Meanwhile, their former star Tyler Bjork scored twice adding to his career total with his 60th and 61st goals in his third game with PacNW SC. But the best game of the weekend was the 1-1 draw between PacNW and Oly-Pen at Starfire on Saturday, an exciting game that saw the Force pick up a point after dropping their season opener to the same squad, 7-2.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Women’s Football World Cup 2019: Ten stars to watch – France 24
The best footballers in the women’s game square off starting June 7 when France hosts the Women’s World Cup. FRANCE 24 looks at some of the top talent to keep tabs on. Many happen to be more than familiar with the city hosting the July 7 final, Lyon.
Which Aussie rules football? It’s the unstoppable Sam Kerr – ESPN
AN HOUR BEFORE before Perth Glory take the field for their final home game of the season in Australia’s W-League, the line to enter the Dorrien Gardens soccer complex stretches to the end of the block. Outside the entrance, volunteers in purple shirts sell tickets to the game at a plastic folding table: $15 for adults, $5 for kids. As fans flow into the venue, they greet their neighbors and post up around the chain-link fence that borders the field.
What’s the USWNT’s best XI for the World Cup? – NBC Sports
Jill Ellis still has some time to tinker with her World Cup starting lineup, though she’s long had the luxury to plan for this summer.
Women’s World Cup 2019 team guide No 20: Netherlands – The Guardian
The reigning European champions have plenty of stars and could go a long way in France.
Japan team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – The Equalizer
The Japanese team that won the 2011 World Cup became a symbol of the nation’s recovery from the devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier that year, as well as an inspiration for women’s football around the globe. This has since been followed with World Cup glory at Under-17 level in 2014 and at Under-20 level in 2018, making Japan the only country to be crowned as world champions in every single category.
What Brand Defines These Soccer Stars? Their Own – NY Times
Members of the United States women’s team start their own collections and open up another front in the fight for fair value.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UEFA Nations League semi-final preview: Portugal v Switzerland – UEFA
Team news, expert insight, form guides and what the coaches are saying ahead of Wednesday’s semi-final.
Nations League: Ronaldo’s Portugal looks for another title – NBC Sports
The inaugural UEFA’s Nations League reaches its conclusion this week with the competition’s Final Four in Portugal, when Cristiano Ronaldo will try to lead the hosts to another European title.
Nations League: England’s chance to go to the next level – Chris Waddle – BBC Sport
I will be delighted if England can win the inaugural Nations League – but anyone comparing it to the World Cup or European Championship is in cloud cuckoo land.
UEFA Nations League semi-final preview: Netherlands v England – UEFA
Team news, expert insight, form guides and what the coaches are saying ahead of Thursday’s semi-final.
UEFA confirms new laws will not be implemented at Nations League – Cape Breton Post
This week’s Nations League finals and Euro 2020 qualifiers will not feature changes to the laws of the game which officially came into effect from June, European soccer governing body UEFA said on Tuesday.
Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea boss says ‘the call of Italy is strong’ – BBC Sport
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he misses Italy amid reports he could leave the club to join Juventus.
U-20 World Cup roundup: Quarterfinalists set, ranked – NBC Sports
The United States’ stunning come back to topple favorites France at the U-20 World Cup in Poland was followed up by the battle for the eighth quarterfinalist slot.
Transfer window 2019 – every summer deal from Europe’s top five leagues – The Guardian
All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the Premier League, La Liga, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.
Les Bleus awarded the Légion d’Honneur – Ligue 1
France’s 23-man World Cup-winning squad and coaching staff were awarded the Légion d’Honneur – France’s top military and civil honour – by President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.
French president Macron angers Euro nations with warning on Champions League revamp – Inside World Football
French President Emmanuel Macron has angered European football chiefs by wading into the debate over UEFA’s proposals to overhaul the Champions League in 2024.
Gianni Infantino says FIFA is ‘toxic’ no more as he gets second four-year term – Four Four Two
Gianni Infantino will run football’s world governing body FIFA for four more years after being elected by acclamation for a second term as president in Paris on Wednesday.
Former UEFA president Lennart Johansson dies, aged 89 – Inside World Football
Lennart Johansson, the longest-serving president of UEFA and one of the great statesmen of European football who campaigned tirelessly for fair play on and off the field, has died at the age of 89.
‘The public only see the highs’: the reality of Premier League youth teams – The Guardian
Brighton coach Simon Rusk explains how he encourages young players while also preparing them for life outside the game.