BC Soccer News, Wednesday, September 5, 2018








International break gives Caps a chance to heal, breathe, before Sounders showdownThe Province
The Whitecaps ended the Portland Timbers’ record 15-game unbeaten run in August; now they face another white-hot team, the Seattle Sounders, winners of an MLS-best eight straight games.

MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Vancouver’s Cristian TecheraMLS
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined one player following Week 27 of the 2018 MLS regular season.

Whitecaps FC to expand capacity for September 15 home match versus SeattleWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Wednesday that due to demand, capacity will be expanded for the club’s marquee home match against Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, September 15, with more than 22,500 tickets already sold.

Toronto FC brain trust responds to Bradley’s harsh commentsSportsnet
While Michael Bradley speaks, people listen — even if they are his bosses.

New York City FC, Revolution face each other as desperation mountsMLS
With the playoffs looming and time to reverse fortunes running out, New York City FC and the New England Revolution face each other on Wednesday as desperation begins to mount.

David Beckham’s MLS team named Inter Miami, still lacks stadiumSportsnet
David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team will be called Inter Miami. The former Manchester United midfielder wants the club to start playing in 2020 but it lacks a stadium after years trying to find a site in Miami.

Sporting KC locks up four mainstays including Besler, ZusiNBC Sports
Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Ilie Sanchez, and Roger Espinoza have signed new multi-year contracts with the MLS outfit.

Inside the referees’ locker room: An explanation of the controversial red card on Sounders’ Chad MarshallSeattle Times
The Sounders have appealed a red card and automatic suspension handed Sounders defender Chad Marshall for a dangerous foul late in Saturday’s win over Sporting Kansas City. In a rare move, the officiating crew invited a Seattle Times pool reporter into their locker room postgame to explain the call.

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BC Soccer’s Coastal Season Kicks Off the in Early SeptemberBCSA
The BC Soccer Coastal Season kicks off the first weekend in September with more than 50,000 youths and 17,000 adults taking to fields across the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. The coastal adult leagues and the youth soccer districts are in full preparation mode as the season nears.

James Merriman following Josh Simpson’s footsteps to Pacific FC Canadian Premier League
When James Merriman heard whispers of a Canadian Premier League team forming on the west coast, he thought little of it. He was, after all, comfortably working with the Vancouver Whitecaps as a residency coach.

Canada West MSOC results Aug. 31-Sept 4Canada West
Complete Canada West Results from the weekend.

After scoring a hat-trick in Trinity Western’s home-opener, Spartans fourth-year midfielder Domenic Poletto (Calgary) was named the Canada West Men’s Second Star of the Week.

SEASON PREVIEW: Cascades women’s soccer team open Canada West campaign at home vs. UBC, UVicUFV Cascades
The 2018 edition of the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team is relatively youthful, but loaded with talent and potential.

Residency program rebranded to Whitecaps FC Academy, rosters announcedWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that the club’s full-time, fully funded residency program has officially been rebranded as Whitecaps FC Academy.

Rebranded Whitecaps Residency features Richmond trioRichmond News
MLS club announces full-funded program will be now known as Whitecaps Academy.

Soccer United shut down Bosman in KelownaKelowna Capital News
Soccer United of Kelowna definitely had Vernon Bosman Accounting’s number in a 5-0 whitewash in Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ Soccer League play Monday night at Parkinson Field #16 in Kelowna.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC 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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Canada gets favourable draw for CONCACAF women’s championshipCBC
Knowing already that it was to be separated from the U.S. in the preliminary round, Canada expected little drama out of Tuesday’s draw for next month’s CONCACAF Women’s Championship.

Watch out Mexico & USMNT! Davies, David lead a new generation of Canada stars set to take Concacaf by stormSN
John Herdman knew what he was getting into when he took over the Canada men’s national team in January. Coming off a successful seven-year stint with the women’s team, the Englishman already was familiar with the structure of the game in the country, the academies and, he thought, the player pool.

Midfielder Liam Fraser replaces injured Jay Chapman in Canada campSportsnet
Midfielder Liam Fraser has replaced injured Toronto FC teammate Jay Chapman on Canada’s squad for Sunday’s CONCACAF Nations qualifying game against the U.S. Virgin Islands.

USports Top 10 Rankings, Week 2USports
This week’s national Top 10 Rankings in Men’s & Women’s Soccer.

Soccer: Ajeej Sarkaria named the Canada West men’s first star of the week, sets Alberta recordIndo-Canadian Voice
AJEEJ Sarkaria has been named the Canada West men’s first star of the week for the period ending September 3 after his record-breaking weekend for the Alberta Golden Bears.

All Square Between Oakville, Woodbridge As Rayne Gets Equalizer In Added TimeLeague1 Ontario
Woodbridge SC tied Oakville Blue Devils 1-1 on the road after a late goal in added time from substitute Tyrell Rayne (90′ + 2′).

Dominant win by Holy Cross sends Crusaders back to scene of their — and Newfoundland’s — biggest ever soccer triumphThe Telegram
Shutout victory over St. Lawrence in provincial final means Red and Gold are headed to nationals in Saskatoon, where they won national Challenge Cup three decades ago.


USL’s Week Ahead – River Cities Cup Finale, Playoff Six-Pointers Headline ActionUSL
Battles around playoff line in East, West feature prominently over next seven days.

NISA applies for D3 sanctioningSoctakes
If NISA is granted sanctioning, League will start play in August 2019.

USL Standouts Set for International Duty This WeekUSL
Twenty-three current USL players have been selected for international duty during the next two weeks as players head around the globe to represent their countries in competitions including Concacaf Nations League qualifying, Africa Cup of Nations qualifying and international exhibitions in the United States and overseas.


Scotland qualify for Women’s World Cup for first time as England win 6-0 The Guardian
On a day when Scotland’s women reached a first World Cup finals and Welsh hearts were broken, England showed off some impressive strength in depth.

Red Stars clinch playoff berth, send Sky Blue to brink of winless seasonEqualizer
The Chicago Red Stars locked up the final playoff spot with a 5-0 thrashing of winless Sky Blue FC on Tuesday night at Toyota Park.

USWNT coach Jill Ellis calls out FIFA’s latest gender equity problem: VAR at the World CupPhilly.com
A mostly meaningless U.S. women’s soccer team game last Friday could end up resonating loudly as next year’s World Cup draws nearer.

Wales Women officially miss out on World Cup play-off placeWales Online
Wales have missed out on a play-off place for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, it was officially confirmed today.

USWNT defeats Chile in final match before World Cup qualifyingEqualizer
The United States women’s national team defeated Chile, 4-0 on Tuesday in San Jose, California. Carli Lloyd scored twice off the bench in the second half to add to first-half tallies from Tobin Heath and Mallory Pugh. The victory came four days after the Americans defeated Chile, 3-0, in the first game of the series.

Women’s World Cup qualifiers, play-off contendersUEFA
Scotland, Norway, Germany and Sweden have joined hosts France, England, Italy and Spain in the finals; Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland are in the play-offs.

Who is the best player in the world? Don’t ask FIFABackline Soccer
FIFA announced the final three for Best Women’s Player of the year today, leaving many people scratching their heads in bewilderment. The shortlist: Ada Hegerberg, Dzsenifer Marozsan, and Marta. That’s certainly three of the best players in the world over the past few years. But the best over the last twelve months?


Mourinho handed one-year suspended prison sentence and €2m fine in tax evasion caseSN
Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year suspended jail sentence after being accused of defrauding the Spanish Tax Office of €3.3million (£2.9m) of earnings while in charge at Real Madrid, according to El Mundo .

Colombia coach Pekerman exits after six years, two World CupsSportsnet
Colombia coach Jose Pekerman let his contract run out after six years and two World Cups with the team.

Champions League group stage squads confirmedUEFA
The moment Fantasy Football managers have been waiting for – the group stage squads are in!

Guardiola introduces training-ground fines to keep Man City players in checkSN
Pep Guardiola has introduced a new set of fines in a bid to keep his Manchester City players on their toes, Goal understands.

We aren’t scared of Nigeria – Seychelles coachAfrican Football
Seychelles coach Gavin Jeanne insists that his side has no fear of Nigeria ahead of the teams’ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.

Super Eagles hit by player withdrawals, Iwobi to miss Seychelles boutESPN
Nigeria have been hit with a series of player withdrawals ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations against the Seychelles on Saturday, with William Troost-Ekong, Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina all set to miss the trip.

Nigerian coach banned after caught taking cash London Free Press
The Nigerian soccer federation banned a senior national team coach for one year Wednesday for accepting $1,000 from an undercover reporter.

Uefa: Leading European coaches call for away-goals changeBBC Sport
Europe’s top club coaches have asked Uefa to review the use of the away-goals rule in continental competitions.

Man United defender Shaw nearly had right leg amputatedSportsnet
Shaw could this week make his first England start since facing Switzerland in September 2015, a week before his double leg break in a Champions League match at PSV Eindhoven.

Mexico’s new generation eager to impress in upcoming friendliesESPN
Mexico’s youngsters are determined to make an impact in upcoming friendlies against Uruguay and the United States, with regulars like Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela and Hector Herrera not included in interim coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti’s squad.

LaLiga challenges Premier League, as transfer spend rockets in Spain but drops across big-5Inside World Football
Total transfer spend in Europe’s big-5 leagues in 2018 dropped by 2.4% to €5.82 billion, with English Premier League clubs accounting for 36.5% of the spend.

Futsal and lower-league players called up by Denmark amid sponsorship rowFour Four Two
Denmark have named a squad made up entirely of futsal and uncapped lower-league players for Wednesday’s friendly with Slovakia due to a dispute between the Danish Football Association (DBU) and their senior players.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online)BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

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