BC Soccer News, Weekend, June 21-23, 2019




SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019, 7:00 PM



Episode 346 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver v Colorado Preview Show)AFTN
Joe and Gideon are back with AFTN’s latest preview podcast as they look ahead to the ‘Caps match at home to Colorado Rapids on Saturday. The Rapids have come storming back of late after a dreadful start to the season and a win this weekend would see them move level on points with the Whitecaps.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Colorado Rapids | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Western Conference foes hoping to maintain form from before the Gold Cup break meet at BC Place when the Vancouver Whitecaps host the Colorado Rapids Saturday night.

Friends become foes as ‘Caps return to MLS action vs. ColoradoWhitecaps FC
After what will be 21 days since their last MLS match, Whitecaps FC will be back in MLS action when they play host to Colorado Rapids on Saturday at BC Place.

Whitecaps’ ‘recovered’ Inbeom Hwang ready to return to workVancouver Sun
The first 16 games of this Major League Soccer season proved to be a grind for the Whitecaps’ young designated player, who never experienced travel demands like these in his first four pro seasons playing for Daejeon Citizen, nor had he ever before lived for an extended spell outside his home country. It was no surprise that as his playing minutes piled up, the midfielder’s effectiveness began to ebb.

Depleted Vancouver Whitecaps host Colorado RapidsPro Soccer USA
After three weeks off the Vancouver Whitecaps will be back in action at BC Place where they host the Colorado Rapids Saturday 7 p.m. PST.

Rested Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Brian Fernandez and more: MLS week 16 previewMLS
MLS took a quick break, except it didn’t feel like a quick break. It didn’t feel like a break at all, even.

Portland Timbers focused on making the most of home-heavy schedule Oregon Live
After 12 straight games on the road, the Portland Timbers finally returned to a revamped Providence Park for their highly-anticipated home opener on June 1. They hoped to give their fans a win in their homecoming. LAFC had other ideas. The Supporters’ Shield leaders beat the Timbers 3-2 on their home turf to dampen the celebration.

LAFC come back against Earthquakes, advance to Open Cup semifinalsSBI
In a tense affair between California rivals, Bob Bradley and LAFC continued their strong run of form with a win against the San Jose Earthquakes in Open Cup play on Thursday night.

Impact’s Evan Bush serves pub patrons after losing friendly wagerMontreal Gazette
Goal Initiatives benefits as Bush serves drinks instead of saving shots after losing Europa League bet with Burgundy Lion Pub co-owner.





SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019, 3:00 PM PT


Pacific FC building $5M field house in Langford, largest in B.C.Times Colonist
Pacific FC is building the largest indoor field house in B.C. The $5-million facility, under construction on West Shore Parkway, is being paid for by the Canadian Premier League professional soccer club on land leased from Langford.

Pacific FC ends winless skid in WinnipegTimes Colonist
With the youngest roster in the pro Canadian Premier League, Pacific FC has preached patience.

Welcome to Around The Northwest, a weekly breakdown of the Northwest Division. Game recaps and team information on the Highlanders and their division rivals leading into the next week of the USL League Two campaign.

Victoria Highlanders have eyes on top spotTimes Colonist
People understand the chuckwagon races, Flames, Stampeders and even lacrosse Roughnecks. But how did Calgary become the gold standard for club soccer in Western Canada?

BMO Academy Report: U-17s win second playoff match, U-15s defeat NYCFCWhitecaps FC
It was an excellent day in California for the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System as the U-17s won a second straight playoff match, while the U-15s opened their showcase with a victory.

KYSA Spring Season Wraps Up This WeekendBC Soccer Web
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) spring season will wrap up this weekend with the Spring League Playoffs and the Errol Wild Active Start Mini-Soccer Festival.

Chilliwack soccer stars look forward to UFV debut Chilliwack Progress
Three Sardis Falcons grads will line up for the Cascades when Canada West action kicks off.

Okanagan FC suffer draw despite massive offensive outputVernon Star
In a 0-0 draw this past weekend against the Mid Isle Mariners, Okanagan FC’s offensive masterclass of 29 shots on goal was not enough to earn a victory.

B.C. 55+ Games call for athletesPrince George Citizen
The deadline is fast approaching for anyone interested in participating in the 2019 55+ B.C. Games to be held in Kelowna from Sept. 10 to 14. Deadline to register is June 30.

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.





SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019, 3:00 PM PT







MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019, 12:00 PM PT



Christine Sinclair scores goal No. 182, but Canada loses 2-1 to Dutch at World CupNelson Star
The goal ended Canada’s 477-minute shutout streak, dating back to a 2-1 win over Nigeria on April 8.

The Netherlands deliver Canada a wake up callThe Equalizer
It’s back to the drawing board for Canada after a 2-1 loss to the Netherlands at the World Cup. A chance to secure top spot in Group E was on the line, and Canada just didn’t turn up. Canada suffered their first loss in 2019, and allowed two goals for the first time since the Concacaf Women’s Championship Final in October.

Gold Cup a marathon, not a sprint, Herdman warns Canada ahead of Cuba clashMLS
Despite a convincing 3-1 Gold Cup defeat to rivals Mexico, the Canadian national team remain confident heading into their final match of Gold Cup group play.

Guardado scores two as Mexico beats Canada 3-1 at Gold CupThe Star
Andres Guardado had two goals in the second half, Roberto Alvarado also scored and Mexico beat Canada 3-1 in the group stage of the Gold Cup on Wednesday night.

Frustration boils over after another Valour lossCanada.com
Slamming doors, F-bombs from the coach’s room and plenty of shouting behind closed doors – it seems Valour FC has hit a season low.

VIDEO: Youth soccer in Saskatoon through the words of a 4-year-old boyGlobal
Recently, Derek Bidwell mic’d up four-year-old soccer player Grayson to see what a game is like for him.


Toronto FC II’s unbeaten streak ends in LansingWaking the Red
After an impressive comeback draw on June 12th extended their unbeaten streak to five games, Toronto FC II were at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan on Wednesday night for a match against Lansing Ignite FC.

US Open Cup Rewind: New Mexico United press on, Saint Louis FC wins lateSBI
The Round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup is almost in the books, and two lower league teams are still in contention to become champions. On Wednesday night, New Mexico United and Saint Louis FC upset their MLS opponents to gain entry into the Open Cup quarterfinals. A solid defense from New Mexico United and a late goal from Saint Louis FC were enough to see the sides through to the next round.


Women’s World Cup knockout round is setNBC Sports
The group stage is complete at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the knockout stage bracket is set, and now the do-or-die truly begins in France.

France 2019: Cameroon and Nigeria squeeze through but Chile barred from progressionInside World Football
Cameroon dramatically snatched an injury-time winner on Thursday to beat New Zealand 2-1 and reach the last 16 of the women’s World Cup, where they will face England.

Confident USA riding high entering Women’s World Cup knockout stageThe Guardian
A win over Sweden may not have done much to settle concerns over the defense, but the US are brimming with confidence as the business end of the tournament comes into view.

The Matildas are making football fun againThe Roar
The Matildas’ run to the Round of 16 has brought back the feel-good factor to Australian football and restored a sense of pride in our national teams.

Scotland performance boosts interest in women’s footballThe Scotsman
The Scotland team may be on their way home from the World Cup in France, but their gutsy performances have been credited with inspiring a huge upsurge in interest in women’s football.

2019 NWSL Championship will be in Cary, NC on October 27thDirty South Soccer
On Wednesday afternoon, the National Women’s Soccer League finally announced where the 2019 Championship Game would be held, and the league picked Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC.


Grp C rd2: Jamaica vs El Salvador, Honduras vs CuracaoInside World Football
Jamaica go into their second Group C game off the back of a euphoric 3-2 win over top ranked group see Honduras in Jamaica, the first time the Gold Cup had been played in the Caribbean.

Africa Cup of Nations needs action on field to provide good newsThe Guardian
The best players have made it to Egypt and some new names should make the tournament tight and competitive.

Africa Cup of Nations: What to look out for in this summer’s tournamentBBC Sport
The Africa Cup of Nations gets under way on Friday, 21 June, when hosts Egypt face Zimbabwe.

Ibenge wants DR Congo to make fast start at Africa Cup of NationsFour Four Two
Democratic Republic of Congo head coach Florent Ibenge feels his side must make a fast start if they are to go on and have an impact at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Scenes around Cairo: Egypt gets ready for AfconESPN
The Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Cairo on Friday, with hosts Egypt taking on Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium, and the city has been preparing for this day for months.

Uruguay made to wait despite VAR-fuelled Copa América fightback against JapanThe Guardian
Uruguay twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against a young Japan side in the Copa América with the help of two questionable refereeing decisions and will have to wait until their final group game to book their place in the quarter-finals.

Celtic to kick off their bid for ninth successive Premiership title against St JohnstoneFour Four Two
Fixtures for the forthcoming campaign were released on Friday morning by the Scottish Professional Football League.

Infantino tells Iran to let women into World Cup qualifiersNBC Sports
FIFA President Gianni Infantino had asked Iran to ensure women are allowed to attend 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Now he’s expressing disappointment the country has reneged on its commitments.

Fernando Torres retires from football after 18-year careerThe Guardian
The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has announced his retirement from football.

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