BC Soccer News, Weeekend, March 22-24, 2019





SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019, 2019



‘Caps relishing the challenge of facing MLS-leading Sounders: ‘With every challenge comes a huge opportunity’Whitecaps FC
As Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Marc Dos Santos said this week, “with every challenge comes a huge opportunity.” And the next challenge in front of his group is a big one.

Whitecaps aim to come in from the cold with revitalized academy systemThe Province
Georges Mukumbilwa represents the future of the Vancouver Whitecaps. He may not be the next Alphonso Davies, but he might be the beginning of a surge of Homegrown players the team will finally see populating the first team.

Struggling Orlando City desperate for a win; Vela building an early MVP caseESPN
It may be the international break, but there is no break from the action in MLS.

New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
The New York Red Bulls look to remain undefeated, while Orlando City SC will try to rebound from their first defeat of 2019 when the teams meet Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

Union’s Marco Fabián to be suspended for game vs. Columbus CrewPhilly.com
Union playmaker Marco Fabián will be suspended for Saturday’s game against the Columbus Crew as supplementary discipline for the red card ejection two weekends ago that had him miss last Sunday’s game in Atlanta, a source with direct knowledge confirmed to the Inquirer.

New England Revolution vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
FC Cincinnati are looking to extend their unbeaten streak to three games when they head to Gillette Stadium to meet the winless New England Revolution Sunday afternoon.

Montreal Impact defender Jukka Raitala eyes return to starting lineupMontreal Gazette
As the Montreal Impact enjoy their week off from Major League Soccer play, one player is still trying to get back into Rémi Garde’s starting 11.

Toronto FC signs Richie LaryeaTFC
Toronto FC announced today that the club has signed midfielder Richie Laryea.

Nashville SC to open new stadium ahead of 2022 MLS openerSBI
Nashville SC will open their new stadium ahead of their 2022 MLS opener.





SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM


VISL Matches March 22-24 BC Soccer Web
The end is near, and while 1st and 2nd place are decided, the rest is not – so plenty to play for. A Westcastle win over Gorge by score of 4-0 has put them alone in 2nd.

FVSL Pakenham Cup & League UpdatesBC Soccer Web
After an impressive midweek win over Umbro Premier League side Temple Vancouver United, Division 1 PoCo FC Royals were disappointingly unable to field a team for their quarter final date in Chilliwack.

VMSL Division 2, U21, and Masters Cup finals all set after dramatic weekend on actionAFTN
With the weather finally clearing up, the VMSL fixture backlog has reduced, allowing the semi-final match ups to be played across the league’s five cup competitions. We brought you details of the Imperial Cup semi-finals yesterday, so let’s just get everything up to date with a look at who will be contesting the silverware in the Division 2, Masters A and B, and U21 cup finals.

VAFC is excited to announce that a total of eight Club teams will be playing in the BC Coastal Cup this year.

Spring Break Soccer In TerraceCFTK
Spring break has arrived and some kids are choosing to spend it here, participating in a local youth soccer clinic. Kids, ages 5 to 14, were permitted to sign up to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Coach Nick Kollias has been running this program for 15 years with Coach Robert DeSilva. Kollias has a passion for the sport and explained what this program is about and how it started.

Short-staffed Cowichan Red Arrow fends off JDFLake Cowichan Gazette
Outnumbered but not outgunned, Cowichan Red Arrow edged out the Juan de Fuca Bombers 2-1 on the weekend to keep alive their hopes of winning their pool in Div. 4 of the Vancouver Island Soccer League.

The 2019 BC Soccer Web Super Schedule of Soccer in BC – BC Soccer Web
With so much soccer happening in BC this year, it’s getting tougher to keep track of the big matches and your favourite teams. BC Soccer Web has you covered! Here, in one spot, are the combined schedules for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Pacific FC, TSS Rovers and Highlanders FC. We’ll also be adding the WPSL teams, along with the marquee matches from the amateur ranks as those dates become set, so keep coming back for the latest updates.

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.





SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019, 3:00 PM


Cyle Larin on commitment to Besiktas, close-knit Canadian national teamMLS
Cyle Larin’s career at Turkish Super Liga side Besiktas started with a bang. He scored a goal on his debut and then bagged a hat trick in the last game of the season just over a month later. But it’s been tough sledding since for the 23-year-old. He’s made just 20 appearances across all competitions this season, and only one start in the league, and hasn’t featured in Besiktas’ last six matches.

Where does current CanMNT roster stand all-time?CanPL
Just turn back the clock a few years and look at the Canadian men’s national team roster. There’s a good chance you’ll see a handful of club-less players.

Ex-Whitecaps star Alphonso Davies out of Sunday’s B.C. Place game with stretched knee ligamentThe Province
Eighteen-year-old midfielder was hurt during the Bayern Munich’s 6-0 win over Mainz on Sunday when he scored his first Bundesliga goal.

Christine Sinclair: Brilliance with a broken noseFIFA
“Pure joy” is how Christine Sinclair, in this video, describes her emotions on 26 June 2011. In truth, such a brief and wholly positive account tells only part of the story.

A tale of two keepers: Cavalry FC’s Carducci and Giantsopoulos vie for top spotTSP
It’s one of soccer’s hard truths. A club can only have one starting goalkeeper. And Cavalry FC is currently in the process of determining who’ll be starting between the posts for the Calgary club when the Canadian Premier League season kicks off at the end of April.

Falling back in love with the beautiful game: Kyle Bekker’s journey to Forge FC CanPL
There was a time, if brief, that Kyle Bekker considered stepping away from the game of soccer entirely.

College announces partnership with Soccer Association CHAT News Today
The Medicine Hat College Rattlers and the Medicine Hat Soccer Association will be partnering to help provide stability for soccer in the Gas City.

Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association files tampering charges against private academyGlobal
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) has denied an application for league play by a Hanover soccer team from Steinbach.


North Carolina FC owner says proposed downtown stadium is not contingent on an MLS franchise News & Observer
North Carolina Football Club and N.C. Courage owner Steve Malik says the potential development of 40-plus acres of land in Southeast Raleigh for a sports stadium is not contingent on the club landing a Major League Soccer franchise.

Fresno FC returns for Year 2 with eye on USL Championship playoffsFresno Bee
Now that professional soccer in Fresno has successfully launched, the next step is winning.

Hernandez Returns on Loan to San AntonioUSL
San Antonio FC announced on Thursday it had added defender and Texas native Moises Hernandez on loan from Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas for the 2019 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval.

From suit and tie to sweatpants and cleats: A LouCity coach comes full circleCourier-Journal
As a corporate lawyer, you could find Scott Budnick pretty much anywhere but the courtroom.


Defender Ali Krieger returns to the US women’s national teamLondon Free Press
Ali Krieger was between training sessions with the Orlando Pride on Tuesday afternoon when U.S. coach Jill Ellis texted her and asked whether she had time to talk.

Orlando Pride coach Marc Skinner impressed with veterans, young players during preseasonPro Soccer USA
New Orlando Pride coach Marc Skinner is still in the process of learning about his new team.

Fox Sports brings in a more international feel for Women’s World Cup coverageAwful Announcing
Four years later, Fox is gearing up for its 2019 Women’s World Cup coverage. The network already revealed that 22 of 52 matches will be on network Fox, along with 27 others on FS1, and that JP Dellacamera and Aly Wagner will be the lead broadcast team. With 78 days until the start of the tournament, Fox revealed the rest of their on-air talent.

France ready to complete women’s game developmentEurosport
With Olympique Lyonnais leading the way at club level, France is ready to complete its women’s football development when it hosts the 2019 World Cup, the French federation’s vice-president has said.

PSG fans involved in violence around women’s game at ChelseaNational Post
Visiting Paris Saint-Germain fans have been involved in violence in London before attempting to bring weapons into a Women’s Champions League game against Chelsea.

Empty seats: The worrying reality of women’s football across EuropeDW
Women’s football has made major strides of late, with the highest ever crowd for a club match recorded just days ago. But in Germany, and in other major European leagues, matchday attendances are plummeting.


European Qualifiers: games to look out forUEFA
The European Qualifiers are under way; here is our pick of the ties over the next few days.

Chiesa pulls out of Italy squad, Florenzi a doubt London Free Press
Fiorentina forward Federico Chiesa has left the Italy training camp with an injury, while Alessandro Florenzi is also a doubt for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers.

EURO qualifying: Hazard drives Belgium past Russia; Scotland rockedNBC Sports
EURO 2020 qualifying allows for a few hiccups along the way. Both Scotland and Russia produced one each on opening day.

Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland: Alex McLeish refuses to discuss futureBBC Sport
Alex McLeish refused to discuss his future as Scotland boss after leading them to one of their most ignominious defeats in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier in Kazakhstan.

Niall McGinn shows Northern Ireland the way in opening win against EstoniaThe Guardian
Northern Ireland fully merited three points from this Group C fixture but they had to scrap to secure them. For 55 minutes they huffed and puffed; thereafter came the kind of breakthrough that separates them from nations of similar size and resource.

Birmingham City to be deducted nine points for EFL rule breachesBBC Sport
Birmingham City will be deducted nine points by the English Football League for breaching profitability and sustainability rules, reports BBC WM.

UCLA men’s soccer coach resigns in wake of admissions scandalWSB TV
Jorge Salcedo, who had been placed on leave since his indictment on charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering, stepped down, an athletic department official confirmed to the newspaper Thursday.

‘It’s phenomenal’: how six Londoners are on verge of glory with MontserratThe Guardian
Players with roots on Caribbean island have helped transform its football fortunes and put a Gold Cup in reach.

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