BC Soccer News, Weekend, August 10-12, 2018




SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018, 8:00 PM PT



Episode 290 – The AFTN Soccer Show (A Storm In A V Cup – TFC postgame and Timbers preview show) – AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps’ cups runneth over right now. Not only are they right in the middle of a tantalizingly balance Voyageurs Cup final with Toronto FC, but there’s the small matter of a Cascadia Cup game down in Portland on Saturday.

‘Caps, Timbers square off Saturday at Providence ParkWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8W-9L-6D) will look to make it five matches unbeaten on Saturday when they pay visit to Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers (10W-3L-7D) in a derby match at Providence Park.

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2018 MLS Match PreviewMLS
A Cascadia rivalry is renewed Saturday night when the Portland Timbers put their 15-match unbeaten streak on the line against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Providence Park.

Cascadia Cup: 2018 schedule, standings and all-time winners listMLS
The 2018 Cascadia Cup is well underway, and the Portland Timbers will host the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night in the fourth game of the famous three-way rivalry among the Pacific Northwest’s MLS teams.

Patience paying off for Vancouver Whitecaps’ “professional” Erik HurtadoMLS
If patience is indeed a virtue, then Erik Hurtado is likely the most virtuous player in the Vancouver Whitecaps locker room.

Goalimpact and the metrics behind Alphonso DaviesFussballstadt
Alphonso Davies and his record transfer to Bayern München remains a major topic in Vancouver. But Davies is not the only thing that people chat about; another hot topic among the journalists is Christoph Biermann’s book Matchplan in which he explains the metrics behind Goalimpact, a German company that project Davies to become a world star in the coming years.

Whitecaps Quiet at Transfer DeadlineEighty-Six Forever
While the Vancouver Whitecaps were licking their wounds from a terrible end to the first leg of the Voyageurs Cup final, the MLS Secondary Transfer Window came to a close.

Chicago Fire waive defender Ellis, midfielder TchaniChicago Tribune
Tchani arrived in Chicago in a trade with the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for $150,000 in Targeted Allocation Money. In total, the midfielder started nine times in 16 appearances, scoring one goal.

Columbus Crew SC midfielder Mohammed Abu set to go on season-long loan to Norwegian first division side Valerenga FotballColumbus Crew
Columbus Crew SC today announced it has loaned midfielder Mohammed Abu to Valerenga Fotball of Norway’s First Division on a season-long loan pending receipt of a P-1 Visa.

MLS weekend scheduleMLS Multiplex
Another full week of action awaits in Major League Soccer as the season enters a pivotal stretch. Here is the full weekend MLS schedule.

Dome Torrent wary of in-form Toronto FC: “They improved a lot”MLS
Dome Torrent’s first game in charge as New York City FC coach was against Toronto FC on June 24. NYCFC overran the Reds in the second half en route to a tidy 2-1 win at Yankee Stadium that Sunday afternoon. Seven games and seven weeks later, Torrent knows he’ll see a different – and much-improved – Toronto FC side Sunday.

Sporting KC has its skeptics, but this could be where the old narrative endsESPN
Grand, sweeping narratives have little patience for nuance. They don’t particularly care that Sporting Kansas City was a few good breaks from defeating the eventual MLS Cup champions in both 2015 and ’16.

Austin MLS stadium vote delayed until next WednesdayNBC Sports
Columbus Crew ownership group Precourt Sports Ventures were hoping to have the framework in place to build a stadium in Austin by Thursday night. Instead, they’ll have to wait a little bit longer.

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Timberwolves women’s soccer team adds newest memberKelowna Now
Jenna Wild will be joining the UNBC Timberwolves women’s soccer team for the 2018-2019 season. Wild has spent the last two years studying at the University of Victoria.

French connection to the UNBC men’s soccer teamMy Prince George Now
The UNBC Timberwolves will have a European speedster in their lineup when they begin the 2018 Canada West men’s soccer season in just over two weeks.

Island soccer players a big boost to TRU squadComox Valley Record
Danielle Robertson of the Comox Valley will again be tending goal for the Thompson Rivers University women’s soccer team for the upcoming Canada West season.

Selects U-16 squad benefits from exposure to Vancouver Island clubWhitehorse Star
The games against the Vancouver Island team from Ladysmith near Nanaimo provided head coach Cali Battersby with a valuable look at the squad before they head down to the SX Cup in Surrey, B.C. later this month.

Soccer Opportunities in BC BCSA
BC Soccer Association & a number of clubs have job and volunteer opportunities available for the upcoming season. Find the latest ones here.

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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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.


Jessie Fleming one of eight Canadians in watch list for U.S. college soccer awardNational Post
Canadian internationals Jessie Fleming, a finalist for the award last year, and Deanne Rose lead seven Canadian women named to the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy watch list.

For FCE, Clarke is home (for now), and the goal is to make a stadium deal that’s “good for everyone”the11.ca
If it were up to Jay Ball, FC Edmonton would begin its rebirth as a Canadian Premier League club in a mid-size stadium that was easy for fans to access, was visible to the community and was filled with amenities to make the game-day experience more memorable. That’s not going to happen.

Canada Soccer mourns the loss of Terry Quinn, the Association’s 29th PresidentCSA
Mr. Quinn served as Canada Soccer’s 29th President from 1992 to 1998. It was during that time that Canada Soccer hosted both the 1994 Concacaf Women’s Championship and 1996 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifiers as well as the first FIFA World Cup Trophy visit in 1992 ahead of the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA. In August 1994, Canada qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time in organisation history.

U-17s look to defend International Soccer CupToronto FC
The Toronto FC Academy U-17 (2001) team is set to compete in the 2018 International Soccer Cup happening August 18-20 at York Lions Stadium on the campus of York University.

CanPL’s Historic DutyMaple Leaf Forever
As individuals we feel our excitement for the Canadian Premier League burning within us, a blazing beacon for soccer communities that have seen so much darkness. But taking a step back to look at the rest of the Dominion reveals that the same stories can be told all across the nation.

Walkerton teen helping youth soccer players develop skillsThe Post
Lucas Slosser-McLean fulfilled a dream of playing NCAA Division I soccer in the United States and now he has started his own soccer academy to help local youths achieve their goals.

N.L. Challenge Cup: First-place Feildians add to first-place leadThe Telegram
Feildians solidified their hold on first place in the Johnson Insurance Challenge Cup provincial men’s soccer league with a 2-0 win over Paradise SC at the Dianne Whalen Complex Wednesday night.

United U18 girls win playoff openerJournal Pioneer
The Summerside United opened the Subway P.E.I. Under-18 Girls Soccer League (Premier Division) playoffs on a winning note Tuesday night.

Soccer Superstar Christine Sinclair and A&W Canada Team Up to End Multiple Sclerosis in CanadaNewswire
$2 from every A&W Teen Burger sold across Canada on Burgers to Beat MS Day on Thursday, August 16 will be donated to the MS Society of Canada to help those living with MS.


Nashville Prepared for Fury FC ChallengeUSL
Teams enter Friday’s contest level on points in Eastern Conference playoff race.

Match Report: LA Galaxy II secure all three points at home to Fresno FCLA Galaxy
LA Galaxy II (6-12-5, 23 points) defeated Fresno FC (7-9-9, 30 points) 2-1 on Thursday night at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium. Frank Lopez extended his scoring streak to four games with his first professional brace for Los Dos.

New player signings have created a crowded roster for FC Cincy — and less playing time for someWCPO
Last week, when FC Cincinnati announced the signing of its first two players for the club’s inaugural Major League Soccer roster, head coach Alan Koch spent part of the day in meetings he didn’t necessarily want to have.

Lights FC Adds Midfield Veteran Rafael GarciaUSL
Las Vegas Lights FC announced on Friday it had bolstered its midfield with the signing for former LA Galaxy midfielder Rafael Garcia for the remainder of the 2018 season. The signing is pending league and federation approval.

Dante Marini Returns to Charleston BatteryUSL
The Charleston Battery announced on Friday the club had re-signed midfielder Dante Marini for the remainder of the 2018 season. Marini will be available for the Battery’s game this Saturday night against ATL UTD 2 at MUSC Health Stadium.

Devon Sandoval learns the style of USL before returning home to New MexicoGwinnett Daily Post
Sandoval’s career in USL will continue next year, but not with Atlanta United 2. He was announced as the inaugural signee for New Mexico’s USL Division III club that will play in the new league next season.

Greenville pro soccer team unveils team name and logoWYFF
Greenville’s new pro soccer team will be called Greenville Triumph Soccer Club as a testament to the community’s indomitable spirit and the region’s ability to overcome adversity to transform itself into an enviable place to live, the ownership group announced Thursday.

From Bethlehem to Canada – soccer and player development updatedPhilly Soccer Page
Developing the game of soccer and its players occurs simultaneously at several different levels. Some efforts are as small and focused as a single team, others require a broader field of view involving projects within a league, or the process of creating a new one. And then there are ideas that encompass a nation.


Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan: We’re looking ourselves in the mirrorPro Soccer USA
Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan knows the Pride have enough talent to make the NWSL playoffs.

2018 NWSL Shield Winners NC Courage Travel to Chicago Red Stars on Friday August 10NC Courage
The NC Courage are coming off of a 2-1 NWSL Shield-clinching win against the Portland Thorns.

Roses and Thorns: Win some, lose someStumptown Footy
The Thorns were far from perfect against North Carolina. They made mistakes that they explicitly headed into the game wanting to avoid. But the necessary perspective is that this Courage side is without a doubt the most dominant team in the history of the NWSL — and possibly in the history of women’s professional soccer in the United States. In that sense, and several others, this game isn’t without positives — in short, it’s the perfect fit for this column! Let’s break it down.

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018: Germany advance, USA fill the netFIFA
Germany are the second team to advance to the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 after earning a second win in Group D on Thursday.

USWNT U-20s pound Paraguay, 6-0 — but were six goals enough?The Equalizer
The United States defeated Paraguay, 6-0 on Thursday in each team’s second group-stage match at the U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. The victory keeps the U.S. alive in the tournament and officially eliminated Paraguay.

Janine Beckie: Manchester City sign Canada forward from Sky Blue FCBBC Sport
Manchester City have signed Canada striker Janine Beckie on a one-year contract following her departure from American NWSL side Sky Blue FC.

Division 1 Féminine 2018-2019 Preview: Dijon Football Côte-d’Or FémininesVavel
The newcomers will be plying their trade in the first division for the first time in their history.


European Weekend Preview: Arsenal hosts Man City, PSG faces Caen, and moreSBI
The 2018-19 English Premier League season kicks off on Friday with the first of 380 matches set for Old Trafford. However, the headlining match of opening weekend comes from London as Arsenal hosts defending champs Manchester City.

Sportsnet’s 2018-19 Premier League season previewSportsnet
Sportsnet convened a special panel of soccer pundits and asked them to give their picks and predictions for the season.

Premier League 2018-19 definitive club-by-club guide: Likely line-ups, best signings – and our predictionThe Telegraph
Here is our ultimate guide to the 2018-19 Premier League, including all of this summer’s transfers and likely line-ups.

Michy Batshuayi: Chelsea striker joins Valencia on a season-long loanBBC Sport
The 24-year-old Belgium international spent part of last season on loan at German club Borussia Dortmund, scoring nine times in 14 appearances.

Liverpool’s rivals have problems – this is their moment to push City in title raceThe Telegraph
Liverpool have waited 28 years. Not just for the league title, but for a pre-season where so many pundits and supporters believe they can win it.

Hodgson signs contract extension with Crystal PalaceUSA Today
Roy Hodgson has signed a one-year contract extension with Crystal Palace, tying him to the Premier League club until 2020.

Pep Guardiola hits out after Douglas Luiz refused Manchester City permitThe Guardian
Pep Guardiola has confirmed Douglas Luiz has been refused a work permit, with the Manchester City manager wishing the decision had been made earlier to allow him to consider a replacement.

Complete list of Premier League summer transfersNBC Sports
Here’s the complete list of Premier League summer ins and outs and all 20 clubs.

Premier League transfer spend drops £200m to £1.23bn, after 10-year growth bubble Inside World Football
The amount spent in the summer transfer window by English Premier League clubs has fallen for the first time in eight years. Clubs spent £1.23 billion in the window that closed yesterday, a drop of £200 million, but still £180 million up on the net expenditure record of £685 million in summer 2016, according to Deloitte figures.

Lionel Messi named as first of four Barcelona captains and succeeds Andres IniestaBBC Sport
Lionel Messi has succeeded Andres Iniesta as captain of Barcelona, after the Spaniard ended his 22-year stay at the club to join Japanese side Vissel Kobe in May.

Marseille and Toulouse get ball rollingLigue 1
Olympique de Marseille and Toulouse bring up the curtain on the 2018/19 Ligue 1 Conforama season on Friday with both teams seeking to improve on last term’s showing.

Liga MX W2W4: Mexican youngsters out to make their mark; Pachuca aim to topple PumasESPN
Whether the new youngster rule for the 2018 Apertura has anything do with more young players getting chances this season is up for debate, but what isn’t is that youngsters have been making an impact this season.

Match-fixing: Parma win points appeal to start Serie A on level terms, but fine staysInside World Football
Newly promoted Parma will start the new season on a level footing with the rest of Serie A after a five-point penalty for its role in alleged match-fixing was overturned though a fine of €20,000 was retained.

Philippe Coutinho boost for Barcelona after Portuguese citizenship granted – sourcesESPN
Philippe Coutinho has been granted a Portuguese citizenship, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC, easing Barcelona’s concerns over the number of foreign players in their squad.

Malcom’s Roma snub act of ‘revenge’Football Espana
Malcom’s last-gasp snub to Roma in order to sign for Barcelona was an act of ‘revenge’, claims the player’s agent. The 21-year-old joined Barca in July after Roma had announced they had agreed terms with the player and his club Bordeaux, only for Malcom to perform an about-turn just before travelling to Rome, following a late bid from the Spanish champions.

Europa League: Uefa investigates after assistant referee’s head is badly cut openBBC Sport
Uefa has opened a disciplinary case after an assistant referee’s head was cut open by a full drink thrown by a fan in a Europa League tie. The incident happened during Austrian club Sturm Graz’s home fixture with Cypriot club AEK Larnaca on Thursday.

Zhang Li given six-game ban for ‘causing chaos’ in Demba Ba clashESPN
The Chinese football authorities have banned Changchun Yatai’s Zhang Li for six games after he was found guilty of “causing chaos” during an altercation with ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba in the Chinese Super League last weekend.

World Cup bribe allegations hits Televisa share price as pension fund files complaintInside World Football
Mexican broadcaster Televisa is failing to shake off allegations that it bribed its way to the broadcast rights to the 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030 World Cups, with an amendment to a March complaint in the NY Federal court being filed this week.

After six months, is Carlos Cordeiro close to reviving US soccer fortunes?The Guardian
The new US Soccer president helped bring the 2026 World Cup to North America, but problems from a new coach to infighting need to be addressed.

Player welfare: How big a problem is football facing? And what is being done?BBC Sport
This is a very broad issue, incorporating everything from safeguarding, anti-discrimination, duty of care towards academy trainees and those rejected by academies, through to mental health and the management of head trauma and other injuries.

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