BC Soccer News, Weekend, June 7-9, 2019




SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019, 7:00 PM



U20 World Cup players on Marc Dos Santos’ radar but “aggressive” and “inflated” market proves problematicAFTN
The 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup has been decidedly mixed for the four CONCACAF participants, and that’s being generous. As a fan, it’s fun to try and scouts some of these players and wonder if the likes of the Whitecaps should make a move for some of them. And we’re not alone, for ‘Caps coach Marc Dos Santos has been avidly watching the games and doing some scouting of his own.

Whitecaps Looking Forward to a Second Half of the Season Where “Anything Can Happen”Eighty-Six Forever
After a short reprieve, the Vancouver Whitecaps returned to training Thursday at the National Development Centre.

Whitecaps FC announce travelling squad for South Korea matchesWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have announced the roster for the Development Squad who will be travelling to South Korea for a pair of friendlies against Daejeon Citizen FC and Suwon Samsung Bluewings.

Toronto FC vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Two teams desperate for three points meet Friday night at BMO Field when Toronto FC host Sporting Kansas City.

Heber shines as NYCFC slams FC CincinnatiSBI
Yankee Stadium had the only MLS action Thursday night as FC Cincinnati visited New York City FC for a match that saw the home team dominate much of the match and extend its unbeaten run to 10, despite knocking in two own-goals in the affair.

More than 100 MLS players take international stage for summer of soccerSporting KC
More than 100 MLS players are set to participate in international competition this summer in the most prestigious continental tournaments across the globe. A total of 103 players representing 35 national teams will play in either international friendlies or tournaments including the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, CONMEBOL Copa América 2019, UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers, 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA U-20 World Cup.




FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019, 7:00 PM


Victoria Highlanders FC (2-1-1) travel to the mainland to take on Vancouver TSS FC Rovers (2-2-1) in Week 6 of the USL League Two regular season, June 7 (7:00 PM PST KO) at Swangard Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Mamadi Camara named GNAC Male Athlete of the YearSFU
In what proved to be one of the best men’s soccer seasons in Simon Fraser history since making the jump to NCAA Division II, midfielder Mamadi Camara proved the heartbeat of the squad.

Pacific FC midfielder Voerhoeven to train with national teamTimes Colonist
Midfielder Noah Verhoeven of Pacific FC is far from intimidated by his call-up to be a practice player for the Canadian national team in Los Angeles ahead of its CONCACAF Gold Cup opener June 15 against Martinique.

Knights clean sweep to B.C. soccer titleBurnaby Now
Buoyed by a strong lineup mixed with seniors and young up-and-comers, the St. Thomas More Knights survived a few scary moments along the way to winning the B.C. AA senior girls soccer title last week in Campbell River.

Terry Wilson soccer tournament at Rotary FridayPrince George Citizen
After nine years on the youth soccer scene, the Terry Wilson Memorial Cup remains one of the sporting highlights of the year for kids who attend Catholic elementary schools.

Volunteers needed for 55+ Games in KelownaKelowna Capital News
Volunteers can choose from over 30 sports for the games in September.

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.

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MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019, 12:00 PM PT



Leading the most talented Canadian roster ever after two decades of battling for her country, Christine Sinclair’s to-do list for the 2019 Women’s World Cup is hard to top.

After 19 years, Christine Sinclair is on the verge of making historyCBC
Canada’s greatest soccer player enters the World Cup 4 goals away from setting all-time record.

Canadian women ready to take their fans on another run, from a distanceThe Star
There is nothing like hosting a Women’s World Cup but, if the Canadian women’s national soccer team is being honest, the players heaved a sigh of relief as they jetted off to France for this year’s tournament, four years after playing on home soil.

New Golden Generation on the field for CanadaToronto Sun
The class of ’95 is not just along for the ride at the Women’s World Cup. They are being counted on to take critical roles in Canada’s quest for a World Cup title. Ranked No. 5 in the world heading into the tournament, Canada is considered a serious contender, playing in a group also featuring New Zealand and the Netherlands.

VIDEO: From player to coach: Wilkinson ready for FIFA Women’s World CupWhitecaps FC
Rhian Wilkinson had an illustrious career playing for Canada. Now she has moved into coaching, both leading the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX program in partnership with BC Soccer, as well as being an assistant coach for the national team at the upcoming 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Halifax, York lead the way in 2019 Canadian Championship Qualifying Round 2CSA
HFX Wanderers FC will head to Winnipeg for the second leg of their Qualifying Round 2 matchup with Valour FC up 2:1 after taking the opening leg 5 June in Halifax, NS. Cavalry FC head home to Spruce Meadows in Calgary, AB tied 1:1 with Forge FC after equalizing in added time in Hamilton, ON 4 June. York9 FC head to Edmonton, AB up 3:1 after defeating FC Edmonton at home 5 June.

Cavalry/Forge rivalry on full display in Canadian Championship draw but unsavoury aftermath and allegations dominate postgame chatAFTN
Competitive fixture tarnished with post-game shoving between teams and allegations of racism.

Canadian Premier League Makes Statement Regarding Cavalry / Forge IncidentNorthern Tribune
The Canadian Premier League has made an official statement regarding Tuesday night’s altercation between Cavalry FC and Forge FC, where several Cavalry FC players have accused Forge FC assistant head coach Peter Reynders of making racist and discriminatory remarks.

2019 Summer Soccer Series: Selects to host Vancouver Whitecaps U23’s on July 25Star-Phoenix
The goalpost bar has been raised higher for the 2019 Saskatchewan Summer Soccer Series. After hosting the USL League 2’s Calgary Foothills FC back on May 4 before a crowd of 3,100 fans, the Saskatchewan Selects will now face the Vancouver Whitecaps FC under-23 squad on July 25.

Foothills FC welcomes intimidating Seattle squad for two matchesCanada.com
After a split against the Portland Timbers academy team in the Rose City last week, Foothills FC, the USL2 Northwest Division leaders, prepare to play host to another Major League Soccer academy, the Seattle Sounders Under-23 team, on Friday at Mount Royal University Stadium Field.


USL Standouts Set for Concacaf Gold CupUSL
The USL will have the largest representation in its history at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup this summer with 26 players that have competed this season in the USL Championship and USL League One selected to represent their countries when the tournament kicks off on Saturday, June 15.


Women’ s football basks in spotlight as France launch World CupFrance 24
The pressure is on France to live up to their status as one of the favourites as the host nation kick off their World Cup on Friday with the spotlight shining on women’s football as never before.

FIFA Women’s World Cup opens with France ready to make impression on home soilTSN
France has an opportunity to translate dominance at the European club level to success on the World Cup stage.

Why US women’s soccer team isn’t a lock to win World CupNY Post
The most women’s soccer talent in history will be on display over the next month at the World Cup in France. That is great news for the sport, but a different kind of challenge for a United States team looking to defend their 2015 World Cup championship and avenge an Olympic defeat to Sweden the very next year.

Women’s World Cup 2019: Nearly one million tickets sold as France set to open tournamentBBC Sport
The eighth Women’s World Cup begins in France on Friday with nearly a million tickets sold for the tournament.

France 2019 ready to kick-off women’s showcase but calls for more money parity still simmerInside World Football
‘Dare to shine’. Tonight the hosts and South Korea will try and convert that slogan on to the pitch at the curtain raiser of the France 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. On the sidelines US legend Mia Hamm issued another rallying cry for more investment in the women’s game.

Australia’s World Cup preparations soured by injuriesCape Breton Post
Australia’s preparations for the women’s World Cup have been hit by a tournament-ending foot injury to central defender Laura Alleway and a hamstring strain to teenage striker Mary Fowler.

Fulutudilu ready to shine for adopted nation at Women’s World CupESPN
Ode Fulutudilu’s early life was one of upheaval as her family fled Zaire (now the DRC) and then Angola, but her selection for South Africa at the 2019 Women’s World Cup shows she has not let those tough beginnings define her.

Scotland land at World Cup in better shape and executive styleThe Guardian
It is safe to assume Nicola Sturgeon has secured Nicola Docherty’s vote. Before the first minister facilitated the funding that has enabled all part‑time players in Scotland’s World Cup squad to take six-month sabbaticals from their day jobs, the Glasgow City full‑back routinely got up at 5.45am. There was a gym session before leaving for work in Edinburgh caring for dementia patients and then a drive for evening training at Glasgow City but, thanks to Sturgeon, Docherty and her teammates have arrived in Nice virtually unrecognisable from the team who lost 6-0 to England at Euro 2017.

2019 Women’s World Cup: Group stage predictionsNBC Sports
From June 7 to July 7, the 2019 Women’s World Cup will dominate soccer headlines.

Going inside the VAR booth at the FIFA Women’s World CupSportsnet
Canada is set to compete at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, and with a little bit of luck, the Reds could make history on the pitch by hoisting the trophy at the end of the competition. But there’ll also be a Canadian in France who might make an important impact off the pitch.

Women’s World Cup: France 2019 will show how far women’s game has come and how far is left to goThe Independent
The story of the World Cup in the years since is one of gradual growth. Attendances have fluctuated, rising and falling between each tournament, but Canada 2015 attracted a record 1.35m spectators and France 2019 is expected to build upon that. Another billion pairs of eyes will watch on television. Meanwhile, more nations than ever before have applied to host the 2023 finals, with even a joint bid by North and South Korea planned.

Writers are adding the history of women’s football to Wikipedia to ‘close the gender gap’Metro
A new project has brought women’s sports writers together to address the lack of representation of women’s sport on Wikipedia.

Women’s Soccer’s Big Moment, Big-Footed by Indifference and a ‘Clerical Error’NY Times
Women’s World Cup supporters were disappointed, but hardly surprised, when two major men’s finals were scheduled against theirs.

Australian female footballers to earn same base pay as menYahoo Sports
Australia’s professional female footballers secured a landmark pay rise Friday that will see them receive the same minimum wage as their male counterparts in a win for gender equality.

Fifa aware of Afghanistan sexual abuse allegations two years ago, according to emailsThe Guardian
Fifa and Asian football’s governing body were made aware of sexual abuse allegations against senior Afghanistan football officials and a coach more than two years ago, according to emails seen by the Guardian.

FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduleUEFA
FIFA Women’s World Cup hosts France will open the finals against South Korea in Paris on Friday.


Nations League: Netherlands comes back, beats England in extra timeNBC Sports
In a wild match decided by numerous defensive errors, it was the Netherlands that made the most of its opportunities.

Man City battle to stay in Champions League with CAS appeal to block UEFA ban proposalInside World Football
Manchester City, desperate not to be punished by UEFA as they chase winning Europe’s premier club trophy, have filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to block UEFA’s pursuit of a Champions League ban for violating Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

Chelsea appeal against transfer ban to court of arbitration for sportThe Guardian
Chelsea have appealed to the court of arbitration for sport over the two-window transfer ban imposed by Fifa after the club were found guilty of breaching rules regarding their dealings with overseas players under the age of 18.

El Mundo: Recordings prove match-fixing took place during Real Valladolid vs ValenciaMarca
Recorded conversations between those involved in Spanish football’s match-fixing case prove that corruption took place between Real Valladolid’s home clash with Valencia on the final day of the season in LaLiga Santander. Spanish newspaper El Mundo have exclusively published these recordings that were intercepted by police.

CAF order Esperance vs Wydad final to be replayed amid chaotic scenes in ParisInside World Football
Following an eight-hour meeting stretching over two days in a downtown Paris hotel on the fringes of the FIFA Congress, CAF announced Wednesday evening that despite its own failings, Esperance have been stripped of their title and ordered to return their medals following the abandonment of last weekend’s showpiece final of the continent’s top club competition when Wydad players walked off in protest of the VAR system breaking down.

Africa football boss Ahmad released in France without charge, prosecutor saysFrance 24
The president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, was released without charge in France on Friday, a day after being arrested for questioning, the Marseille public prosecutor said.

Buffon to leave Paris Saint-GermainLigue 1
PSG have announced that legendary Italy ‘keeper Gianluigi Buffon will no longer be at the club next season, both parties having decided not to extend the one-year deal that took him across the Alps after long career spent exclusively in Italy.

Aguero: I want to win Copa America more for Messi than myselfYahoo Sports
Sergio Aguero admits to being “more anxious to be a champion for Lionel Messi than for me”, with Argentina preparing to go in search of the Copa America crown.

Coventry City to groundshare with Birmingham City for 2019-20 seasonBBC Sport
Coventry City will groundshare at Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s for the 2019-20 season after failing to agree a deal to stay at the Ricoh Arena.

Italian-American businessman Commisso becomes new Fiorentina ownerSportsnet
Italian-American businessman Rocco Commisso completed his takeover of Serie A club Fiorentina on Thursday.

Qualifying for 2022 World Cup gets underway in AsiaNBC Sports
Qualifying for the 2022 World Cup got underway in Asia on Thursday, with Mongolia and Macau among the teams earning first-leg wins in the preliminary round.

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