BC Soccer News, Weekend, August 9-11, 2019






Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
A Cascadia Cup rivalry is renewed Saturday night when the Portland Timbers host the Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park.

Visit to noisy Portland to play Timbers hits fever pitch for WhitecapsVancouver Sun
Few Whitecaps appreciate the Cascadian rivalry with the Portland Timbers better than Fredy Montero, Andy Rose and Russell Teibert.

Coach refutes money issues in trade talks, Caps set to sign free agentCanada.com
Vancouver Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos refuted reports Thursday suggesting money issues blocked the team’s acquisition of Montreal Impact forward Anthony Jackson-Hamel.

Toronto FC vs. Orlando City SC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Two teams looking to climb above the Eastern Conference playoff line clash Saturday night as Toronto FC host Orlando City SC at BMO Field.

Impact’s Bojan Krkic says time was right for move from Europe to MLSSportsnet
When you’ve played alongside Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry and Francesco Totti, anything else may feel like a step down. But that’s not how Bojan Krkic sees his move to Major League Soccer.

Castellanos’ late brace sees NYCFC rally vs. 10-man DynamoSBI
It seemed like the night was going to end in frustrating fashion for New York City FC, but then substitute Valentin Castellanos stepped up late to ensure that was not the case.

Kekuta Manneh’s long and winding road to CincinnatiESPN
IT WAS A three-minute walk from Kekuta Manneh’s home in Bakau, Gambia, to his local soccer field, an uneven dirt pitch also used for daily prayer and naming ceremonies. Manneh and his friends played wherever they could; even ramshackle streets with slippers for goals would do.

24 Thoughts: Inside the Chicago Fire’s pursuit of Vincent KompanyYahoo Sports
Sometimes the biggest transfers are the ones that don’t actually happen. This fall into that category: Multiple sources told Yahoo Sports that the Chicago Fire were close to landing former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany before the Belgian center back decided to return to Anderlecht — the club at which he began his decorated career — as a player/manager after the Premier League season ended in May.

DaMarcus Beasley explains why he’s retiring: “You want to win”SBI
Beasley announced his plans to put an end to his illustrious 20-year career back in May, saying he would retire at the end of the MLS season. At the time, the Houston Dynamo left back said there was “no rhyme or reason” to his decision and chalked it up simply as a case of ‘when you know, you know.’

Ibrahimovic blasts MLS playoffs systemESPN
LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has criticised the Major League Soccer playoffs system.







PREVIEW: FC Edmonton vs. Pacific FC – Match #55CanPL
This weekend’s serving of CPL games finishes with a tantalizing fixture between two sides with something to prove. FC Edmonton will take the pitch on Saturday for their fourth straight home game, a battle with Pacific FC.

‘Healthy competition’: Haber’s return adds intrigue to Pacific’s attackCanPL
Pacific FC could see a long-awaited return to its lineup as the club seeks its second win of the Fall season.

WolfPack women’s soccer prepare for season, win “friendly” against Cap.CJFC
Both WolfPack soccer teams opened their training camps this week in preparation for the upcoming Canada West season.

UNBC men’s soccer signs 10th Victoria-born product for 2019-20 seasonPrince George Matters
Jake Dziwenka also becomes 11th Vancouver Island Wave graduate to move north.

Vernon ref making huge soccer stridesVernon Morning Star
Cole Shoemaker taking part in Concacaf Program of Referee Excellence in Florida.

Powell River Villa set for exhibition match against ComoxPowell River Peak
Having returned to division one in the Vancouver Island Soccer League (VISL), Powell River Villa is already preparing for the season ahead.

‘Caps set to play at Concacaf U-13 Champions League in Costa RicaWhitecaps FC
The newly formed Whitecaps FC Pre-Academy team will make their first foray into official competition this week as they travel to Costa Rica to take part in the 2019 Concacaf U-13 Champions League.

BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in CanadaBC Soccer Web
In our 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on Canadian TV, we do our best to sort through the leagues, service options and hardware needed to help you get the most out of your soccer weekends this season. The TV situation is constantly changing as leagues are added and Canadian broadcast rights are sorted out at the last moment, so come back for updates!

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: FC Tigers Vancouver 4 Victoria Highlanders 4 (FC Tigers win 4-2 on PKs), July 28, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer is now accepting candidate applications for its Board of Directors for terms commencing November 2019. Elections for these positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 2nd .

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.

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.


Hamilton Forge advance to CONCACAF League Round of 16 after two-leg win over AntiguaHamilton Spectator
Hamilton-based soccer club Forge FC advanced to the CONCACAF League Round of 16 after posting a 0-0 draw with Antigua GFC on Thursday.

‘Create history’: Forge blazes CanPL continental trail in GuatemalaCanPL
“Could a Canadian Premier League club do it again?” That was the question whispered before Forge FC took on Guatemala’s Antigua GFC Thursday, the second leg of their CONCACAF League preliminary round tie. Forge won the first leg 2-1 at Tim Hortons Field in a win similar to fellow CanPL side Cavalry FC’s historic, first-of-its-kind two-legged upset in the Canadian Championship.

CanPL, Canadian soccer react to historic Forge result CanPL
Forge FC made history Thursday by moving on the CONCACAF League: first for club, league and country.

PREVIEW: York9 FC vs. Valour FC – Match #54CanPL
The CPL returns to York Region on Saturday for an afternoon clash between York9 FC and Valour FC, as these two sides on different trajectories meet for just the second time this year.

PREVIEW: HFX Wanderers FC vs. Cavalry FC – Match #53 CanPL
After righting the ship somewhat with a home win on Monday, HFX Wanderers FC will be happy to remain at home this weekend, kicking off the Saturday tripleheader against Cavalry FC.

Canada defeat Mexico to advance to Semi-Finals at Concacaf Boys’ Under 15 ChampionshipCSA
Canada Soccer’s Men’s U-15 National Team defeated Mexico 2:0 in the Quarter-Final of the Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship. The team will face Slovenia in the Semi-Final Saturday 10 August morning at 09.00 local (09.00 ET / 06.00 PT) from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida LIVE on Concacaf’s Facebook page.

Young duo turning heads for SK SelectsJune of 86
Fresh out of high school, Bekwayo and Fountaine are garnering attention in SK Summer Soccer Series.

What the Halifax Wanderers can teach us about building a great cityThe Star
The Wanderers, Halifax’s new professional soccer team, put their stadium in a place where it brings life to the downtown — and amazingly, they did all this with no public money. These are great reasons to root for the team. Their business strategy also offer lessons on how to build a great city.


Reno 1868 FC’s Corey Hertzog named USL player of the monthNSN
Reno 1868 FC forward Corey Hertzog was named the USL’s Player of the Month for July. Reno went 4-1 in the month with Hertzog scoring four goals. Hertzog’s season total sits at 11, which is the fifth most in the USL.

Riverhounds SC Notebook: Fight for Eastern Conference supremacy is just beginningPittsburgh Soccer Now
The Hounds are on a roll, winning three straight, scoring nine goals and giving up just two in the past three weeks — and they’ve won seven of its last nine matches.


Pride signs veteran defender Julie King, who will be available to play on SaturdayPro Soccer USA
The defender most recently played with the North Carolina Courage after five seasons in the NWSL with the Boston Breakers.

NWSL weekend preview: What’s in store for your Westfield Matildas?W-League
Could the National Women’s Soccer League title race be any closer? Probably not. With the top four separated by just two points ahead of this weekend’s round of fixtures, the margin for error grows continually slimmer for our title-chasing Westfield Matildas in America.

France’s first female referee for Ligue 1 says she’s ready for the challengeRFI
Stéphanie Frappart will become the first permanent female referee in Ligue 1 this weekend as the 2019/20 campaign begins.


New world order? Welcome to Premier League’s new era of excellenceThe Guardian
As the season kicks off the Premier League appears to have it all. But this brave new world brings fresh challenges for all.

5 Premier League talking points ahead of the opening weekendFour Four Two
The new Premier League season kicks off with Liverpool, last year’s runners-up, hosting newly-promoted Norwich.

Man City confirm Leroy Sane suffers ACL injuryNBC Sports
City confirmed on Thursday that the German star suffered damage to the ACL in his right knee during their FA Community Shield win over Liverpool on Sunday.

Ligue 1 Conforama: Everything you need to know for 2019-20!Ligue 1
As Ligue 1 Conforama gets set to kick off for another campaign on Friday, 9 August, find out all you need to know about the 2019-20 season in France’ top flight!

Bayern launch cup defence amid scandals in German footballYahoo Sports
Niko Kovac’s Bayern Munich launch their 2019/20 season as German Cup title holders in the first round this weekend, but the traditional season curtain-raiser will be overshadowed this year by a string of scandals rocking football in Germany.

Jimenez, Jota lead Wolves to Europa League blowoutNBC Sports
Nothing’s impossible, but Wolves built an improbable lead after one leg to take a step closer to the Europa League group stage.

Premier League clubs’ £1.41bn spending spree just misses transfer recordInside World Football
The Premier League’s summer transfer window closed on Thursday evening (August 8) with clubs narrowly failing to break the £1.43 billion spending record set in summer 2017.

Transfer window: team-by-team guide to the Premier League summer dealsThe Guardian
Arsenal had a busy deadline day with the signings of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney to strengthen the defence, while Aston Villa spent £146m on 13 new players, Brighton invested shrewdly and Manchester City had reason to be pleased with their business.

Phil Neville calls for EFL rule changes as Bury FC face “absolute tragedy”Manchester Evening News
Bury are two weeks away from expulsion from the EFL and Phil Neville, who is emotionally connected to the club, has hit out at the way some clubs are being run.

Casillas named in Porto squad for new seasonESPN
FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who suffered a heart attack in May, has been registered by the club to play in this season’s Portuguese league.

Iran and FIFA on World Cup collision course over allowing women into stadiaInside World Football
Iran is in danger of being barred from the World Cup qualifiers if it doesn’t lift the nearly 40-year ban on women from sports stadiums.

Queen of the South threaten ejection for seagull feedersBBC
Football fans caught feeding seagulls have been warned they will be removed from a Scottish Championship stadium.

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