BC Soccer News, Weekend, July 12-14, 2019




SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019, 7:00 PM



Stretch run to stretch Whitecaps to the limit, starting with Sporting K.C.Montreal Gazette
Vancouver is a different team than they were in 2018, but find themselves in a similar situation: Too many home draws have hamstrung their playoff hopes heading down the stretch

Whitecaps look to bounce back, jockey for playoff position against Sporting KCDelta Optimist
After suffering a tough loss in Los Angeles last week, the Vancouver Whitecaps are anxious to get back on the field — and back into the race for a playoff spot.

Preview: Sporting visits Vancouver seeking second straight win on SaturdaySporting KC
A pair of Western Conference clubs will lock horns for the second time this season as Sporting Kansas City (5-7-7, 22 points) ventures northwest to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-8-8, 20 points) on Saturday night at BC Place.

The Whitecaps are throwing FREE pregame parties all summerDaily Hive
Enjoy hours of fun with your family and friends at The Warmup, the new pregame party held at the Plaza of Nations before five Whitecaps home games this summer.

Report and reaction: Cavalry FC earns ‘moral victory’ in 0-0 draw with Vancouver WhitecapsAFTN
There’s still 90 minutes left to play, but Cavalry FC’s toughest challenge yet of their inaugural season is off to a positive start – the Canadian Premier League team held Vancouver Whitecaps to a goalless draw at Spruce Meadows on July 10, in the first leg of their third-round Canadian Championship tie.

MLS Weekend Preview: Hudson River Derby, Cali Clasico, and moreSBI
Major League Soccer regular season play continues this weekend with a pair of rivalry showdowns taking centerstage.

FC Cincinnati’s captain Waston signs extension with Orange and BlueCincinnati Soccer Talk
Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing until it’s gone. Much is the case with FC Cincinnati center back Kendall Waston who just recently returned to Cincinnati after spending the past month with the Costa Rica national team for the 2019 Gold Cup.

Impact and Reds Clash in Crucial Stade Saputo Derby Mount Royal Soccer
Tomorrow’s 20/401 derby at Stade Saputo is a game with huge significance for a number of reasons. The first being the standings; Toronto sits just seven points behind the Impact in the Eastern Conference. Secondly, the return of former Impact defender Laurent Ciman in the colours of Montreal’s biggest rival. Last but by no means least, it is simply the most heated derby in MLS – this match-up has deep roots in culture and other sports.

VIDEO: Look back at what makes rivalry between Montreal Impact, Toronto FC epicMLS
This new mini-documentary delves into the origins and elements of the fierce rivalry between Montreal Impact and Toronto FC.

Former Impact goalkeeper Greg Sutton ‘humbled’ by Wall of Fame honourMontreal Gazette
A legendary goalkeeper is the latest player to be recognized by the Montreal Impact.

LA Galaxy set to host San Jose Earthquakes in ‘Cali Clasico’ rematch Pro Soccer USA
Heres everything you need to know ahead of the LA Galaxys rematch with the San Jose Earthquakes.

Houston Dynamo sign Chilean defender Jose BizamaMLS
The Houston Dynamo have acquired Chilean defender Jose Bizama from Huachipato FC, the club announced Thursday. The deal was completed with Targeted Allocation Money.





SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019, 3:00 PM


40th edition of Nations Cup kicks off FridayRichmond News
Popular summer soccer tournament will see 64 teams do battle in six divisions.

Port Moody Selects champs againTri City News
The Port Moody 01 AC Selects won their fourth provincial title in five years by downing the Upper Island Riptide 5-1 in the Provincial A Cup under-18 boys soccer final in Surrey on Sunday.

Abbotsford soccer talent win provincial title Abbotsford News
A group of soccer players from Abbotsford are Provincial A Cup Champions, after helping the U-15 Fraser Valley Selects take the title this past weekend.

Burnaby Selects stake out winner’s circle with u16 provincial cup victoryBurnaby News
With all the marbles on the line, the Burnaby District Metro Selects came ready. The under-16 boys team put it all on the pitch, edging Lakehill-Gorge 2-1 to capture the Provincial A Cup last Sunday in Surrey.

Newshounds blank Sistas in North Okanagan Womens Soccer League playVernon Morning Star
The Infotel Newshounds keep sniffing out victories in the North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Open Division.

Leigh Hedges latest Fort St. John soccer player to advance to collegeAlaska Highway News
Leigh Hedges is the latest Fort St. John soccer star to advance her career to the college level.

BC Soccer Assoc. Provides Update on Proposed Regional Tier 3 LeagueBCSA
As part of its 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, BC Soccer has been exploring the feasibility of establishing a Regional Tier 3 League, to bridge the gap between youth and professional soccer that supports the development pathway in BC. Establishing this program would create a professionally run adult league with a division for females and males with aspirations of evolving to a semi-professional standard over a reasonable time.

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.

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
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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.


Draw lines up hosts Brazil against Canada in U-17 openerFIFA
The draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 took place on Thursday 11 July at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, where the 24 participating teams learned who their group rivals would be in their quest to become world champions.

York9 boss Brennan proud of his side’s “special moment” in Canadian Championship draw with Montreal AFTN
It was a memorable night at York Lions Stadium on Wednesday, as York9 welcomed the Montreal Impact into a warm muggy Ontario summer evening for the first ever match up between a Canadian Premier League side and a Major League Soccer club in the Canadian Championship.

OneSoccer picks ups Canadian Liga MX rightsSportsProMedia
Mexican soccer joins CSL and Canadian Premier League on streaming platform.


Collier makes history for Memphis 901 FCWMC
Memphis 901 FC’s Elliot Collier is used to making history for the first year club. After scoring 901′s first goal ever back in March, Collier wrote his name in history book once again, netting the first hat trick for 901 FC last Saturday in a 4-1 win over Hartford last weekend.

NPSL Playoffs: Miami Beat Armada 4-0; Magic City Clasico Up NextMagic City Soccer
The Miami FC vanquished the Jacksonville Armada for the second time in four days. Despite not allowing a goal, the match had very similar moments to the contest on Saturday. Paul Dalglish would call upon his stars to make the difference in the semi-final, and they would answer.

The positives, negatives and outlook of Hartford Athletic through its first half seasonHartford Courant
At 2-12-4, Hartford sits in last place in the USL Championship Eastern Conference, with the fewest points in the league with 10. Here’s what has been good, what’s been bad, and what the team and fans have to look forward to in the second half of the season.


England women drop to fifth in rankings as United States stay topBBC Sport
England women have fallen two places to fifth in the Fifa rankings despite reaching the semi-finals of this summer’s World Cup in France.

Utah Royals get some international reinforcement in time for road gameDeseret News
Fresh off a World Cup experience in France and from some ensuing time off, three international Utah Royals FC players are eagerly anticipating being back with their regular club after time with their national teams.

Sky Blue FC vs Utah Royals FC match preview: Can Sky Blue win two in a row?Vavel
Sky Blue FC just won their first match of the season. Now they host the middling Utah Royals FC in an effort to continue their winning ways.

NYPD investigating slurs directed at Women’s World Cup star Megan RapinoeVancouver Sun
Posters featuring Women’s World Cup star Megan Rapinoe were defaced, with slurs written on them, and police in New York City said they are investigating the action as a hate crime, according to multiple reports.

Megan Rapinoe and her teammates have politicised football in the best way possibleNew Statesman
There are quite a few people who think that women entertainers should keep their mouths shut and perform. Whether it’s the Dixie Chicks being told to shut up and sing or Serena Williams being criticised for arguing a call – opinions, grievances and emotions should all be kept silent, and the show should go on. Little girls should be seen and not heard. Try telling that to Megan Rapinoe.

Sweden’s Kosovare Asllani: ‘30,000 people came to celebrate our medal’The Guardian
The midfielder on how Sweden went ‘crazy’ for the Women’s World Cup and why the bronze medal win over England wasn’t nonsense.

Rose Bowl statue honors Brandi Chastain’s ’99 World Cup winNBC Sports
A statue capturing Brandi Chastain’s iconic reaction to scoring the U.S. team’s winning goal in the 1999 Women’s World Cup has been unveiled outside the Rose Bowl.

Sounders Women once featured Lavelle, Morgan, Rapinoe and othersGoalWA
The Sounders Women are an important steppingstone for elite collegiate players who look to compete at the highest level while maintaining their college eligibility.

France 2019 refereeing statistics releasedFIFA
A few days after French referee Stephanie Frappart blew the final whistle at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, FIFA reflected with satisfaction on the performance of the referees and how the implementation of Video assistant referee (VAR) had contributed to the resounding success of refereeing at the event.

Japan Football Association taking steps towards professional women’s leagueSportbusiness.com
The Japan Football Association are holding discussions about setting up a professional women’s football league, according to local media reports.

FIFA organises first-ever conference to analyse FIFA Women’s World CupFIFA
While the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 concluded in style in Lyon on 7 July, the tournament will once again take centre stage in Milan on 22 September, with the hosting of the first‑ever FIFA Football Conference aimed at analysing the women’s showpiece.


Barca sign Griezmann after paying clauseESPN
Barcelona have signed Antoine Griezmann after they deposited the Atletico Madrid forward’s €120 million buyout clause with La Liga.

AFCON wrap: Algeria, Tunisia complete semifinalistsNBC Sports
Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations semifinals are set for Cairo, as Tunisia will meet Senegal and Algeria tangles with Nigeria.

Aston Villa close to taking their summer spending to around £100millionFour Four Two
Aston Villa are close to taking their summer spending to around £100million as they near the signings of Douglas Luiz and Bjorn Engels.

Rhian Brewster braces for lift-off after helping Liverpool hit Tranmere for sixThe Guardian
Forty days since becoming champions of Europe for a sixth time, and minus most of the talent that landed the prize in Madrid, Liverpool returned to action in the more earthy setting of Tranmere’s Prenton Park. Divock Origi was off the bench and on the scoresheet once again but it was the youngster Rhian Brewster who revelled in a first senior start under Jürgen Klopp to suggest he is ready to make up for lost time.

Japan midfielder Abe to move to BarcelonaYahoo Sports
Japanese attacking midfielder Hiroki Abe said Friday he was moving to Barcelona, becoming the second Japanese player in a month to join one of La Liga’s big two clubs.

Russian Premier Liga Returns with Exciting MatchupsFutbolgrad
The Russian Premier Liga 2019/20 season will kick off this Friday. Time to take a look ahead to the matchday 1 and the possible outcomes of the upcoming season.

CAF seeks ‘hosting agreement’ to keep HQ in Egypt but rival suitors line up Inside World Football
The Confederation of African Football (CAF), headquartered in Cairo, is seeking the finalisation of a treaty that gives CAF the official status, with diplomatic rights, of an international sports organisation functioning in the country.

Longtime Premier League striker Peter Crouch retiresNBC Sports
At 38 years old, Peter Crouch has finally decided to call time on his career, hanging up his boots after a fabulous 19-year career that saw him attain numerous highs. Literally.

FIFA overhauls disciplinary code and gets tougher on racismInside World Football
FIFA is doubling its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games and will in future allow players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings as part of an overhaul of its disciplinary code – the first for 15 years – taking effect from Monday.

Court upholds Albanian club’s 10-year UEFA ban for fixingYahoo Sports
The longest ban ever imposed on a club by UEFA for match-fixing linked to betting scams has been upheld by sport’s highest court.

Neymar and Pogba proving that ‘brand’ players come with no guarantee of successESPN
Pogba, Neymar and Griezmann are all world-class players with brands to match. Many at United and PSG would argue that Pogba and Neymar have underperformed and underdelivered for their teams, but if you asked those in the commercial departments at Old Trafford and the Parc des Princes, they would insist that each has been a huge success.

How clubs’ 2019/20 UEFA Champions League revenue will be sharedUEFA
A total of €2.04bn will be distributed to clubs competing in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League and the 2019 UEFA Super Cup.

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