BC Soccer News, Wednesday, May 8, 2019




FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019, 7:00 PM



Whitecaps stand pat, stick together at transfer deadlineThe Province
There is every reason to hope for optimism as the Whitecaps, with just one loss in their last five games, head into the summer portion of their schedule.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s Joaquín Ardaiz talks MLS, Tattoos, and Yordy Reyna!!Har Journalist
Joaquín Ardaiz is a bit of a mystery man, the Whitecaps FC striker is in his first MLS season, and he’s yet to make his mark with Vancouver. The 20-year-old, is on a year-long loan from Swiss Super League club FC Chiasso. Ardaiz has all the talent, confidence, and skill-set to be a dangerous goal-scorer, but it’s not quite there yet.

Is Crepeau Better Than Other Options?Eighty-Six Forever
Ten matches into 2019 we take a look at the numbers and see whether Crepeau has been better than previous Vancouver Whitecaps keepers.

FC Cincinnati fires head coach Alan Koch following ‘deteriorated’ team culturePro Soccer USA
Koch becomes the second MLS manager to lose his job in 2019, following Colorado’s firing of Anthony Hudson just under a week ago.

What led to Alan Koch’s dismissal at FC Cincinnati?MLS
Eleven games is all it took for FC Cincinnati to decide they needed to go in a different direction.

After surviving Orlando heat, TFC faces another challenge in AtlantaSportsnet
After surviving steamy Orlando, Toronto FC faces another challenge in defending MLS champion Atlanta United on Wednesday.

Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
The Chicago Fire return home after becoming the first team this season to take a point from LAFC at Banc of California Stadium and will take on a reeling New England Revolution yet to win away from Gillette Stadium this season.

Impact limp into game vs. Red Bulls without Piatti, SagnaSportsnet
The Impact will be without Piatti for their next two road games, Wednesday against the New York Red Bulls and Saturday against FC Cincinnati. The Argentine star has already missed eight straight contests dating back to March 16, when he suffered a right knee injury in a 3-1 win over Orlando City SC.

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Acquires Goalkeeper Kenneth KronholmChicago Fire
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today that it has acquired veteran goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm from 2. Bundesliga side Holstein Kiel. Kronholm is under contract through the 2021 season with a Club option for the 2022 season.

Sounders FC completes deadline day haul by adding Xavier Arreaga and Joevin Jones to rosterSounders FC
Sounders FC today announced that it has signed defender Xavier Arreaga and defender / midfielder Joevin Jones prior to the 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time deadline for Major League Soccer’s primary transfer window.

LA Galaxy acquire midfielder Favio AlvarezLA Galaxy
The LA Galaxy announced today that the club has acquired 26-year-old midfielder Favio Alvarez on loan from Atlético Tucumán in Argentina’s Primera División. Alvarez will occupy an International Roster Spot and join the LA Galaxy’s roster pending receipt of his P1-Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). He was acquired through the use of Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).

Ten games into the season, Real Salt Lake is off to another slow startSalt Lake Tribune
Real Salt Lake entered the 2019 season confident it had the tools to improve on last season’s playoff push. With one of the deepest rosters in recent years and Mike Petke evolving as a coach, the team appeared primed to hit the ground running when the games started to matter.

LAFC’s Carlos Vela named MLS Player of the Month for second straight monthAngels on Parade
MLS announced on Tuesday that Los Angeles Football Club forward Carlos Vela has been voted MLS Player of the Month for April 2019. It is the second straight month Vela has taken that honor, as he becomes the seventh player in MLS to win back-to-back MLS Player of the Month honors.

Impact midfielder Samuel Piette shows gift of gab — in four languagesEdmonton Journal
Communication is key in the world of sports, and nobody on the Montreal Impact seems more equipped to do so in as many languages as Samuel Piette.




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PREVIEW: Pacific FC hits the road to face Forge FC at Tim Hortons FieldPacific FC
Pacific Football Club (1-1-0) is on the road for the first away contests of their 2019 Canadian Premier League (CPL) season. First up is a 4:00 PM PST midweek match-up with Forge FC (0-1-1) at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont.

Pacific FC takes act on the road for first timeTimes Colonist
Pacific FC and Forge FC, who meet Wednesday at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, used similar templates when constructing their Canadian Premier League rosters.

Pacific FC acquire 17-year-old midfielder from VancouverVictoria News
High school student Ahmed Alghamdi made his professional debut against Valour FC.

Vancouver TSS Rovers Roster Reveal: Part One – 11 Rovers return for 2019 seasonAFTN
Vancouver TSS Rovers’ 2019 USL League 2 season is nearly upon us (and rebranded from the old PDL moniker). The Rovers kick off their new season on Sunday with a home game against Lane United at Swangard Stadium (kick off 2pm).

Cougars rocket past Galaxy to reach provincial soccer finalCowichan Valley Citizen
A lopsided victory on Saturday afternoon propelled the Cowichan Cougars into the provincial final in their first time qualifying for the B.C tournament.

Short roster catches up with LMG in provincial semiLake Cowichan Gazette
The numbers game finally caught up to Cowichan LMG. The Div. 1 men’s soccer team made it through the entire season with an undermanned roster, winning a league title along the way, but couldn’t get past the provincial semifinal.

First Timers…BC Soccer Assoc. welcomes 10 new organizations to Charter statusBCSA
The BC Soccer Assoc. Charter Program is designed to support member and affiliate organizations in achieving a base criterion in the technical and administrative applications of our sport. In doing so, parents can be assured that minimum standards are being met in key areas of delivery, including mandatory criminal record checks for all volunteers associated with the organization, and fundamental age appropriate coaching philosophies.

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.


Valour FC add Winnipeg forward Marco BustosValour FC
Valour FC today announce the club has signed forward Marco Bustos to a multi-year contract. Bustos will join Valour FC from Oklahoma City Energy (OKC Energy) of the United Soccer League.

Kyle Bekker Suspended By Canada Soccer For Di Chiara IncidentNorthern Tribune
The inaugural match of the Canadian Premier League sparked plenty of drama, but not all of it was good: in the 62nd minute, York9’s Joseph Di Chiara bent over to pick up a ball that had gone out of play. Forge FC Captain Kyle Bekker rushed in, delivering an unnecessary elbow to Di Chiara’s head that left the tough midfielder on the ground.

Early patterns from all seven CPL sidesCanPL
We’ve seen each of the seven Canadian Premier League teams play at least one match. While we’re still very early into the inaugural CPL campaign, some patterns are beginning to emerge.

Cavalry soccer club scrambles to improve fans’ access to Spruce MeadowsCBC
Calgary’s new pro soccer team plays its second game Wednesday and many fans are left wondering how early they need to leave to avoid the parking nightmare that marred the debut match last Saturday.

Pro soccer’s heady Halifax debutChronicle Herald
On a cool, drizzly Saturday evening last weekend, something remarkable was born in Halifax. Or perhaps it was merely revealed, fully formed and ripe for consumption. More than 6,000 fans of the beautiful game crammed into Halifax’s Wanderers Grounds to witness the home opener of the city’s new Canadian Premier League men’s soccer team, the HFX Wanderers.

Rattlers hire new soccer coachCHAT
The Medicine Hat College Rattlers have officially announced a new coach for the men’s and women’s soccer and futsal teams. Robert Cavicchia has been hired by the college to coach the teams. He will also be the executive director of the Medicine Hat Soccer Association.


Ottawa Fury FC hopes to stop New York Red Bulls II in Wednesday School Day gameVancouver Sun
In front of what probably will be a loud and mostly young crowd, Ottawa Fury FC will look to stop high-powered New York Red Bulls II at TD Place Wednesday during the club’s annual School Day Game, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

U.S. Open Cup Tuesday Rewind: Kickers, Cal FC get through in high scoring nightSBI
Penalty shootouts were all the rage throughout the early portions first night of action in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup. Three of the matches were unable to find a winner after 120 minutes of play, creating quite the exciting night of action.

Rowdies to face The Villages SC in 2nd round of the U.S. Open CupWFLA
The Tampa Bay Rowdies opponent for next Tuesday’s 2nd round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match will be The Villages SC of the USL League Two. The Villages defeated fellow League Two opponent Lakeland Tropics in penalty kicks Tuesday night after a 1-1 draw.

Indy’s Newton Voted Championship Player of the WeekUSL
Indy Eleven goalkeeper Evan Newton has been voted the USL Championship Player of the Week for Week 9 of the 2019 season. The veteran goalkeeper recorded back-to-back shutouts against the Tampa Bay Rowdies and North Carolina FC over the week, which made him the league’s all-time regular-season leader in shutouts with 41 for his career.

Don Smart Earns USL League One Player of the Week HonorMadison365
Forward Madison FC midfielder Don Smart has been named the USL League One Player of the Week for Week 6 of the league’s inaugural 2019 season.


Sky Blue FC Signs Veteran Defender Gina LewandowskiSky Blue FC
Sky Blue FC have added Pennsylvania native and FC Bayern Munich Defender Gina Lewandowski to the roster, pending receipt of ITC. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not announced.

Women’s World Cup: England boss Phil Neville names squadBBC Sport
England captain Steph Houghton will lead a 23-strong squad to the Women’s World Cup in France this summer.

Christiansen misses out on England Women’s World Cup squadLondon Free Press
Izzy Christiansen has been left off England’s Women’s World Cup squad because of injuries while Fran Kirby made the cut after being ruled out of last month’s games.

Division 1 Féminine week 22 review: Another season comes to an endVavel
Olympique Lyonnais remain the champions of France while Lille and Rodez suffered the misery of relegation after the final round of matches.

#SBSSWPL ROUND-UP – 05/05/2019Scottish WPL
Results from the weekend in the Scottish WPL.

U.S. Soccer still doesn’t get it as it prepares to fight against equal payYahoo Sports
On Monday, soccer’s national ruling body doubled down on its argument that its women’s national team is not, in fact, entitled to equal pay with the men’s national team in spite of quite clearly doing the same work for the same employer for less money. The United States Soccer Federation filed its answers and affirmative defenses to the women’s wage discrimination lawsuit from March, the latest escalation in a long-running equal-pay fight.


Liverpool stuns Barcelona with historic Champions League comebackThe Star
Liverpool delivered the greatest in a long line of famous comebacks to reach the Champions League final on Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi’s Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to overturn a three-goal deficit from the first leg.

Liverpool’s waves of red fury and recklessness end in joyous bedlamThe Guardian
There were seething huddles in the Anfield aisles, bodies lifted and hugged and grappled after Liverpool’s amazing comeback.

Ajax v Tottenham: Jan Vertonghen available for Spurs in Champions League semi-finalBBC Sport
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen could play in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Ajax as Spurs look to overturn a one-goal deficit.

FIFA rejects Chelsea appeal against 1-year transfer banSportsnet
FIFA has rejected Chelsea‘s appeal against a one-year transfer ban for breaking youth transfer rules.

Thiago Silva goes under the knifeLFP
Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiagio Silva has undergone knee surgery and will play no further part in the French champions’ 2018-19 campaign, possibly also missing the Cope America with Brazil in the summer.

Shanghai draw at Kawasaki to stay in Asian CL playoffs huntNational Post
Shanghai SIPG stayed on track for the Asian Champions League playoffs at the expense of J-League titleholder Kawasaki Frontale after a comeback 2-2 draw on Tuesday.

Saudi’s Al Ittihad move to last 16 of ACL as Al Rayyan’s Rivas watches from standsInside World Football
The enmity of the economic blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia has spilled over on to the football pitch again with the AFC this time forced to intervene over the behaviour of Venezuelan striker Gelmin Rivas in an Asian Champions League group game for Qatar’s Al Rayyan SC against Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad.

Bolton Wanderers given 14 days by High Court to appoint administratorBBC Sport
Bolton Wanderers are set to go into administration after the club appeared in the High Court over a £1.2m unpaid tax bill.

Football League play-offs 2019: six things to look out forThe Guardian
It is Lampard v Bielsa and a West Midlands derby in the Championship while Mansfield take on tricky Newport.

‘Bend It Like Beckham’ musical heading to TorontoLeader Post
A musical adaptation of the girl-power soccer film “Bend It Like Beckham” is set to make its North American premiere in Toronto this winter.

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