BC Soccer News, Weekend, July 19-21, 2019




SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019, 7:00 PM



Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps hope to climb out of the Western Conference basement and snap a seven-match winless streak when they host a San Jose Earthquakes side Saturday night at BC Place that have one loss in their last nine games.

Vancouver takes on San Jose, aims to break 4-game skid Washington Post
San Jose Earthquakes (9-7-4, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-10-8, 12th in the Western Conference)

MATCH PREVIEW: Quakes seek back-to-back road wins for first time in four years San Jose Earthquakes
On Saturday, the San Jose Earthquakes will have an opportunity to accomplish something they haven’t achieved in nearly four years: win back-to-back matches on the road.

It’s so Much Worse Than You Think | The Vancouver Whitecaps and “The Bargain Bin”Eighty-Six Forever
Their last win was May 26th and to top it all off they failed to beat Cavalry F.C in the first game of the Canadian Championship. People are pissed.

It’s Not As Bad As You Think: A RebuttalEighty-Six Forever
Wilkins brings up very good arguments in his piece examining the tribulations of the Vancouver Whitecaps in finding over-performing players, but there are reasons to be hopeful.

MLS weekend preview: Two big rivalries, and Atlanta meets DCNBC Sports
Looking ahead to the weekend brings plenty more worthy of anticipation, beginning with Friday’s “El Trafico.”

Ebobisse scores in 82nd, Timbers come back to tie OrlandoYahoo Sports
The Portland Timbers had plenty of opportunities to score on Thursday night. They just had a tough time taking advantage of the chances.

DC United back to winning ways with 4-1 rout of FC CincinnatiNBC Sports
D.C. United hasn’t added too many tick marks to the win column of late, but they got back to victory lane with a 4-1 victory over FC Cincinnati that featured a fantastic second half.

Switching to defence opens doors for Impact’s Daniel LovitzMontreal Gazette
He began his professional career as a winger before transitioning to defence and becoming a primary fullback option for the bleu-blanc-noir.

Local boy Ashtone Morgan still making mark in ninth Toronto FC seasonSportsnet
A rare goal by Ashtone Morgan helped Toronto FC secure the win over the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night.

Sources: NYRB reject Prem offers for U.S.’s LongESPN
The New York Red Bulls have rebuffed transfer offers from an unnamed Premier League side for U.S. international Aaron Long, and aren’t interested in selling the defender during the current transfer window, multiple sources have told ESPN FC.

James Harden joins Houston Dynamo, Dash ownership groupPro Soccer USA
James Harden becomes the latest professional basketball player to invest in an American soccer club.

Kal Dosanjh named Whitecaps FC representative for 2019 MLS WORKS Community MVPWhitecaps FC
Major League Soccer has announced the finalists for the 2019 MLS WORKS Community MVP Contest presented by Wells Fargo, including Vancouver Whitecaps FC local representative Kal Dosanjh.





SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019, 3:00 PM



Okanagan FC one win away from playoff berthOkanagan FC
The Okanagan Football Club is knocking on the door of league playoffs in their first season in the Pacific Coast Soccer League.

Surrey asking for feedback on new proposed stadiumCTV
The city has said it wants to build a “destination sports facility” at Bear Creek Park, and it’s now looking for public feedback in an online survey. The facility envisioned would include a stadium with the capacity to seat 2,200 people, a similar size to the MacLeod Athletic Park grandstand in Langley. The Bear Creek grandstand would also have covered seating.

Job Opportunity: Dome and Referee AdministratorKYSA
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is currently seeking a part-time Dome and Referee Administrator. This position will be approximately 20 hours per week with no hours required in July and August, however requirements are subject to change per organizational needs.

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
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.


Group hopes to bring National Women’s Soccer League club to CalgaryGlobal
A Calgary group hopes to bring a National Women’s Soccer League franchise north of the border.

4 Talking points as Cavalry FC prepares to host York9 FCTSP
Cavalry FC hosts resurgent York9 FC in a Canadian Premier League (CPL) match at Spruce Meadows Sunday afternoon. Here are four talking points ahead of this weekend’s game.

Grand River Union soccer supporters seek feedback on CPL supportThe Record
The Grand River Union, a small band of local soccer enthusiasts, has launched an online survey to gauge public interest in bringing a Canadian Premier League team to Waterloo Region.

Canada Soccer announces squad for the Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 ChampionshipCSA
Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship to be played in USA from 4-12 August. Canada’s 18 young footballers will play up to six matches in an eight-day span as they enter Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program on the pathway to the Men’s National Team Program.

MLS academies make up Canadian entry at CONCACAF Boys’ Under-15 ChampionshipDelta Optimist
The Canadian Soccer Association has named 18 players from the three Canadian MLS team academies for its entry at the CONCACAF Boys’ Under-15 Championship next month in the U.S.

Ronaldo returns to Edmonton with new Spanish teamNational Post
Ronaldo is majority owner of Real Valladolid and was in Edmonton with Brazil in 1994 a few weeks prior to the FIFA World Cup in the United States.


Preview: Rangers look to carry momentum into Saturday’s match at Ottawa Fury FCSporting KC
The Swope Park Rangers (3-9-6, 15 points) travel to the Great White North to take on Ottawa Fury FC (7-3-8, 29 points) for another USL Championship Eastern Conference battle on Saturday.

USL League 2 Playoff Matchups SetUSL League 2
With the 2019 USL League Two regular season coming to a close over the weekend we set our sights on this year’s playoffs.


With World Cup attention and momentum, the Red Stars return to SeatGeek StadiumWGN
This week the team announced that their ticket sales for Saturday are high enough to make it the highest attended women’s pro soccer match in Chicago. The exact figure has yet to be released, but field seats for the contest are sold out.

NWSL coach: It’s league’s job, not U.S. Soccer’s, to promote itselfYahoo Sports
The 2019 World Cup champions are returning to the pitch with their NWSL teams this weekend with more goals on their shoulders than the ones they’re putting in the net.

Portland Thorns bolstered by return of U.S. Women’s National Team stars, ‘ready for anything’ ahead of Utah Royals matchOregon Live
It’s been a whirlwind for the members of the Portland Thorns returning from their victorious Women’s World Cup campaign. After all, there was the seven-game gauntlet the players had to endure over a month in France – and then there was the days-long celebration, which included a parade through New York City and a stop at the ESPY awards in Los Angeles.

A spate of injuries hasn’t stopped the Reign yetThe Equalizer
Following the Reign FC’s loss last Saturday at the North Carolina Courage, their first defeat since April 28, a gaggle of reporters asked Reign manager Vlatko Andonovski if the spate of injuries his team has suffered impacted the result of the match.

Jacynta Galabadaarachchi: West Ham United Women sign Australian forwardBBC Sport
West Ham United Women have signed Australian forward Jacynta Galabadaarachchi from Perth Glory.

Standard Chartered and Joie expand Liverpool deals to take women’s shirt positionsInside World Football
Liverpool’s women’s team, currently on tour with the men in the US, has announced tour sponsor Joie as their principal partner as well Standard Chartered as their main shirt sponsor.


Europa League: Rangers, Aberdeen, FCSB advance in first qualifying roundNBC Sports
The first qualifying round of the 2019/20 Europa League wrapped up Thursday as the competition pairs down teams en route to the group stage.

Connah’s Quay Nomads stun Kilmarnock to set up Europa League tie with Partisan BelgradeInside World Football
Have you ever heard of Connah’s Quay Nomads? Thought not The tiny Welsh part-time team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the recent history of European football on Thursday when they travelled to Kilmarnock and knocked the Scottish Premier League side out of the Europa League in the first qualifying round.

Senegal, Algeria face off in historic Africa Cup of Nations finalFrance 24
Sadio Mane’s Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday’s final in Cairo.

Afcon final unites two African coaches who represent the future The Guardian
Djamel Belmadi and Aliou Cissé used time in Europe to improve their sides and a tactical battle will decide fate of Algeria and Senegal.

Juventus goalkeeper Perin fails medical in Benfica moveNBC Sports
Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin, who has struggled with injuries in the past, has failed a medical ahead of a proposed $17 million move to Benfica.

Pulisic makes Chelsea debut in defeat by Kawasaki FrontaleFour Four Two
Brazilian striker Damiao headed Chelsea to a 1-0 defeat in Japan as J League side Kawasaki Frontale claimed a famous pre-season scalp.

U.S. fans at heart of growing Arsenal fan protestsNational Post
Arsenal fan websites in the United States are playing a pivotal role in a protest campaign against the club’s owners as a petition demanding change surpassed 100,000 signatures on Thursday, three days after launching.

French soccer clubs clash at Audi Field, seeking to pique American interestWashington Post
Audi Field was mostly empty Thursday night as four French first-division clubs competed in a preseason tournament, which concludes here Sunday night. In the first game, Saint-Étienne topped Montpellier, 4-2, with 33-year-old playmaker Mathieu Debuchy scoring a pair of goals.

FIFA-backed students sent out to help run world sportsYahoo Sports
Known as the FIFA Master course, it has for 20 years been a discreet gift to sports organizations from soccer’s world body that has renewed multi-million dollar funding each year regardless of what turmoil it was in.

How gambling giant SportPesa made waves in Africa – and Premier LeagueThe Guardian
Everton’s sponsors are hailed by the club for supporting community schemes, but there are concerns about how the Kenyan-Bulgarian firm profits from an online gambling craze.

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