BC Soccer News, Weekend, October 4-6, 2019




SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019, 1:00 PM PT



Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Real Salt Lake | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Real Salt Lake are hoping to secure a home playoff game when they head on the road to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place on Decision Day.

Whitecaps FC to host Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
Undefeated in three matches and fresh off a 4-3 win over LA Galaxy, Whitecaps FC host Real Salt Lake on Sunday in their final match of the season.

J.J. Adams: Caps’ super-sub Montero having devil of a time ignoring he’s a strikerMontreal Gazette
The second-highest paid player on the team, Fredy Montero has taken his share of criticism for his lack of offensive production. But his clinical finishing is showing the 32-year-old still has plenty left in the tank.

Adnan called up as Iraq MNT resume FIFA World Cup qualifier competitionWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Ali Adnan has been called up to the Iraq men’s national team for their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches later this month following the MLS regular season.

MLS Decision Day: Playoff places, home-field advantage and Golden Boot up for grabsESPN
The final weekend of the Major League Soccer season arrives with plenty at stake, including the last two playoff spots in the Western Conference, plus seedings and two players seeking to become a history-making Golden Boot winner.

New York City FC Midfielder Maxi Moralez Agrees to New Designated Player ContractNYCFC
New York City FC today announced that midfielder Maxi Moralez has agreed to a new two-year Designated Player contract. The extension will keep the Argentine in New York through the 2021 season.

New York City FC: Making a mockery of MLSMLS Multiplex
New York City FC will play their playoff games at Citi Field should they clash with the New York Yankees’ potential playoff matches. It really makes a mockery of an apparently professional Major League Soccer.

San Jose Earthquakes comment on Almeyda report: No contact with Monterrey, no release clauseMLS
With reports swirling that Liga MX giants Monterrey are ready to pay a rumored $3 million release clause to sign San Jose Earthquakes head coach Matias Almeyda, the Quakes issued the following statement:

D.C. United have signed Academy product Moses Nyeman as the 13th Homegrown Player in club historyDC United
D.C. United have signed D.C. United Academy product, Moses Nyeman, as the 13th Homegrown Signing in club history. The 15-year-old midfielder joins Bill Hamid, Chris Durkin, Jalen Robinson, Donovan Pines, Antonio Bustamante and Griffin Yow on the list of Academy products currently playing for the Black-and-Red. Nyeman will spend the remainder of he 2019 season with D.C. United’s USL Championship affiliate Loudoun United FC

D.C. United severs ties with streaming partner FloSportsWashington Post
D.C. United and streaming partner FloSports cut ties after less than one year, a relationship criticized from the start by fans unhappy with paying to watch games via an Internet service instead of TV and upset with technical issues that marred several matches.

Inter Miami flips coin Sunday for top MLS Draft pick. Here’s how it worksMiami Herald
The Major League Soccer regular season ends on Sunday, a day known around the league as “Decision Day” because game results will determine the final few playoff spots.






HIGHLIGHTS: Pacific, HFX split points in well-fought draw on Van IsleCanPL
Pacific FC and HFX Wanderers FC may be separated by well over 3,000 km of distance, but there was little separating these two coastal outfits at Westhills Stadium, as the two teams played out to a well-fought 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening.

VISL Division 1 Matches, Week 4BC Soccer News
Week 4 is fast approaching, and here is what the top flight on the Island will be offering up.

Unbeaten Rino’s Tigers remain top after high scoring week of VMSL Premier action (with video highlights)AFTN
Rino’s Tigers were left as the last team with a 100% record after a high scoring week of Vancouver Metro Soccer League Premier Division action.

Six ‘Caps named to pre-tournament squad for the FIFA U-17 World CupWhitecaps FC
Canada Soccer announced on Thursday that six Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy players have been called up to the Canada U-17 men’s national team squad for their last preparation camp ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019. The Canada squad will train in Argentina from October 11 to 22 with the final squad to be announced in advance of the team’s opening match against the hosts Brazil.

WSOC: Zaurrini scores brace as SFU wins first of the seasonSFU
Giuliana Zaurrini scored twice to lead Simon Fraser University to its first win of the season, 2-0 over Saint Martin’s on Thursday at Terry Fox Field in Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer action.

Buono’s got the goods for SFU ClanTri City News
Coquitlam’s Kiara Buono is the youngest player on the Simon Fraser University Clan women’s soccer team. But the 17-year-old isn’t letting that hold her back.

MSOC: Polisi scores hat trick, Glennon adds two in GNAC-opening winSFU
Matteo Polisi scored a hattrick and Connor Glennon scored twice to lead Simon Fraser University men’s soccer to a 5-1 win over Saint Martin’s.

MSOC: ‘Birds look to earn valuable points in return to home turfUBC
The first-place UBC Thunderbirds (6-1-2) return home this weekend to the friendly confines of Thunderbird Stadium to host the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack (3-3-4) on Friday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. PT and the rival UBC Okanagan Heat (6-4-2) on Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m. PT.

WSOC: T-Birds visit a pair of provincial rivalsUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds (4-1-3) are looking to round into form when they visit the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack (1-4-3) on Friday, October 4, at 5:00 p.m. PT and the UBC Okanagan Heat (1-7) on Saturday, October 5, at 5:30 p.m. PT as the Canada West playoff race intensifies.

North Delta’s soccer derby: Sands topples N.D. Huskies 5-2, Scorpions off to hot start 10 years after its last B.C. championship titleVarsity Letters
It’s much too premature to start predicting a championship one full decade after it won the first school title in its school’s history.

Babicz wrapping up her university soccer careerPrince George Citizen
For the better part of five seasons, Julia Babicz has been booting soccer balls for the UNBC Timberwolves in the city she calls home.

WolfPack women’s soccer face crucial home games in playoff raceCFJC
Going head first into the stretch drive in the second half of the Canada West soccer season, the WolfPack will play two more crucially important games this weekend in their drive to strive for the playoffs.

Smithers Secondary soccer star recruited by UNBCBC Local News
Cara Brawdy becomes first member of the Timberwolves women’s soccer 2020 recruiting class.

Two Surrey United girls teams headed to soccer club nationals, along with Central City menSurrey Now Leader
Two Surrey United girls soccer teams will compete for national championships this month, along with the senior men of Surrey’s Central City Breakers.

Mountain United U17 boys chasing national championshipNorth Shore News
It’s been a while in the making, but the Mountain United under-17 boys soccer team are prepared to take on the best teams from around Canada for national bragging rights.

Quw’utsun FC carries on a decades-old soccer legacy Cowichan Valley Citizen
Quw’utsun FC is playing its first year in Div. 3B of the VISL, with several players descended from a Cowichan team that won the league’s top prize — the Sir John Jackson Cup — in 1933.

Cowichan Cougars draw even with GorgeCowichan Valley Citizen
Sara Day was outstanding in net once again as the Cowichan Cougars played to a 1-1 draw with Gorge in a Lower Island Women’s Soccer Association O30A tilt at Hampton Park on Sunday.

Fury playing well, coach confident wins will come soon Cowichan Valley Citizen
Despite playing some terrific soccer, the Cowichan Farm Store Fury are still looking for their first win in Div. 3A of the Vancouver Island Soccer League this season.

Players wanted: Additional players invited to Okanagan indoor soccer leagueKelowna Capital News
Passionate soccer players across the Okanagan are being recruited for a indoor league this winter.

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! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

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
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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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‘We both want to win it’: Cavalry, Forge eye Fall title down final stretchCanPL
We are in the Formula 1 stretch of the 2019 Canadian Premier League season.

Late flurry of offence propels Cavalry past Valour AFTN
Hopefully, no fans left early. Following last weekend’s chippy 1-1 draw with York9 FC, Cavalry FC got back to winning ways Oct. 2 with a 4-1 victory over Valour FC, on a brisk night at Spruce Meadows.

York 9 Inconsistency Continues With 4 Games RemainingLWOS
Following York 9’s impressive 2-0 victory over Pacific FC at the Westhills Stadium in Vancouver Island September 11, an opportunity opened up for York 9 to go on a positive run as they next hosted a Valour FC side which had been struggling heading into their match.

Dylon Powley takes advantage of opportunity in FC Edmonton goalWinnipeg Sun
It has not been easy for FC Edmonton goalkeeper Dylon Powley to sit and wait his turn this Canadian Premier League season.

CanWNT coach Heiner-Møller preaches patience for NCAA hopefulsCanPL
Canadian women’s coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller wants to use a pragmatic approach when it comes to scouting for his team, especially when it comes to selecting players from the NCAA ranks.

Canada’s Men’s U-17 squad enters final stage before FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019CSA
Canada Soccer have announced their squad for their last preparation camp ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019. The Canada squad will train in Argentina from 11-22 October with the final squad to be announced in advance of the team’s opening match against the hosts Brazil.

London’s Kovacevic And Vaughan’s Kowal Win 2019 League1 Ontario MVP AwardsLeague1 Ontario
Choosing a Most Valuable Player in a league is never an easy task for a large group of voters, and such is the case with the League1 MVP award.

Calgary-born Fikayo Tomori gets call from England national soccer teamCBC
Tomori’s choice of country is not unexpected. Eligible to play for Canada, England and Nigeria, he represented both Canada and England at the youth level but set his sights on the Three Lions.


Fury FC closes in on playoff berth with win over Indy 11Standard Freeholder
Ottawa Fury FC is one giant step closer to the United Soccer League playoffs and possibly poised to host the franchise’s first post-season game since 2015.

Match Recap: Toronto FC II at Richmond KickersTFC
Jordan Perruzza scored a brace as Toronto FC II rallied to defeat the Richmond Kickers, 2-1, Wednesday night at City Stadium.

USL Championship Weekend Guide – Week 31USL
After El Paso Locomotive FC and Ottawa Fury FC inched closer to the postseason with victories on Wednesday night, Week 31 of the 2019 USL Championship campaign continues Friday to kick off a 16-game weekend slate full of postseason implications.

Austin Bold FC player Promise Isaac dies at 31Pro Soccer USA
Austin Bold player Promise Isaac, who played for the Nigerian international team and made stops in the Turkish Super Lig and Saudi Pro League in his 15-year pro career, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack at his South Austin apartment complex night. He was 31.


U.S. beats South Korea in friendly in Megan Rapinoe’s return to actionESPN
Megan Rapinoe had two assists in her return to make Jill Ellis the winningest coach in U.S. women’s national team history after a 2-0 victory against South Korea in a friendly at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday.

Jill Ellis content as she closes USWNT career marked by unprecedented success, challengesPro Soccer USA
Jill Ellis speaks exclusively about overcoming critics, players’ doubts and sexism to become one of the winningest coaches ever.

England Women v Brazil Women: Why Marta is still the one to watchBBC Sport
As England women prepare to face Brazil in an international friendly on Saturday, Marta remains the Lionesses’ player to watch.

Women’s Champions League round of 16 tiesUEFA
Lyon face Fortuna, Manchester City meet Atlético and Wolfsburg take on Twente in the ties on 16/17 & 30/31 October.

How the NWSL and American soccer are trying to fight the sport’s concussion problemYahoo Sports
The U.S. Soccer Federation, which founded the NWSL and has managed the league since its inception, considered the possibility of the NWSL piloting a temporary substitution rule for players suspected of suffering a concussion, sources tell Yahoo Sports. The federation discussed informing FIFA, the global governing body of soccer, and its rulemaking arm, IFAB, that the NWSL would be willing to run trials on new rules for head injuries.


Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendThe Guardian
Brendan Rodgers returns to Anfield, Spurs offer opponents too much space and Bournemouth have Arsenal in their sights.

Manchester United midfielder Pogba to miss clash away to NewcastleESPN
Manchester United are facing the prospect of going up against Newcastle in their crucial Premier League clash without midfielder Paul Pogba.

Inter Milan host Juventus in Derby d’Italia, but whose side is Conte on?ESPN
Antonio Conte admits that facing Juventus, the team he captained and coached, will be “emotional.” How could it be any other way after 17 years in black and white? But when the Derby d’Italia kicks off on Sunday, the Inter coach claims the moment will pass and his old club will become “just another opponent.”

Lyon look to Depay for derby with Saint-ÉtienneLigue 1
After a stunning UEFA Champions League display in midweek, Memphis Depay and Olympique Lyonnais head to arch-rivals AS Saint-Étienne for Sunday’s Rhône derby with the stakes stratospheric for both sides.

Arsenal cruises, Manchester United held scoreless in Europa LeagueSportsnet
Manchester United’s scoring woes were on display again as the English powerhouse laboured to a 0-0 draw at AZ Alkmaar in another poor display in the Europa League on Thursday. Arsenal had no such problems, with teenage forward Gabriel Martinelli scoring twice in a 4-0 win over Standard Liege.

New political territory: Saudi Arabia to play World Cup qualifier in PalestineInside World Football
New ground is being broken in the world of Middle East footballing geo-politics with Saudi Arabia agreeing to play Palestine in the occupied territories in a World Cup qualifier on October 15.

Bernardo Silva charge is a token gesture when so much racism is not tackledThe Guardian
I would guess that most of us have sent things to friends on WhatsApp that would make us very embarrassed if they were published. Silva’s main mistake was to tweet it to the world. But though Silva might not have intended to be racist, ignorance is never an adequate excuse.

North vs South: Koreas lined-up for World Cup encounter but doubts over venueInside World Football
South Korea says it is still unsure whether its upcoming World Cup qualifier against North Korea will take place in Pyongyang or switched to a neutral ground.

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