BC Soccer News, Weekend, September 14-16, 2018








Episode 297 – The AFTN Soccer Show (All Or Nothing – Vancouver v Seattle preview show)AFTN
Last year’s playoff series with Seattle Sounders was a massive letdown for Vancouver Whitecaps supporters. The team’s performance over the two legs was simply not good enough, and the lack of attacking desire in the home leg in particular was a major disappointment.

What’s at stake: ‘Caps, Sounders have plenty to play for on Saturday at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
“It’s the biggest game of the year.” Those were the first words out of Russell Teibert’s mouth on Tuesday when asked about Saturday’s marquee matchup against Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC.

TFC’s next assignment: Stopping Zlatan IbrahimovicSportsnet
Although the LA Galaxy are going through some turmoil at the moment – Sigi Schmid stepped down as coach on Monday, and the California club is on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoff picture – Ibrahimovic has made a big impact during his first season in MLS.

Clément Bayiha and Mathieu Choinère: the connection remainsMontreal Impact
It had been a while since midfielder Clément Bayiha, now an Ottawa Fury FC player, had shared the pitch with his friend and former teammate, Mathieu Choinière, who just recently signed a first team contract with the Bleu-blanc-noir.

Orlando City to host 2019 MLS All-Star GameMLS
MLS announced on Thursday that Orlando City Stadium will host the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, “in recognition of Orlando City Soccer Club’s emergence as a preeminent organization, Orlando City Stadium’s stature as one of North America’s elite soccer venues, and the overwhelming support of soccer fans in the community since the club’s MLS debut in 2015.”

Open Letter From the Vancouver Southsiders Board of DirectorsVancouver Southsiders
As the newly elected Board of Directors of the Vancouver Southsiders we believe that dialogue, honesty and transparency are fundamental in building relationships. We take this seriously and will work hard to regain the trust of everyone involved in this situation.

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Thomas Gardner enjoying college life and already making his mark at UBCAFTN
Thomas Gardner and the UBC Thunderbirds already seem like a perfect match. The former Whitecaps midfielder has already been a shining light for an unbeaten Thunderbirds team, as they look to bring their 14th U Sports national championship back to Vancouver, and their first since 2013.

5-0 shutout pushes SFU men’s soccer win streak to five gamesSFU
Another dominant performance from the number three nationally-ranked Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team has them sitting at a perfect 5-0-0 record just over two weeks into the season.

Canada West Women’s Soccer Preview – Regina @ UNBCUNBC
The third-year was a Payne in the opposition’s rear end on Canada West opening weekend, scoring twice against UBCO, and registering five shots the next day against TRU. Using speed and a tremendous work rate, expect the Kitimat product to be a focal point for the Timberwolves attack.

WEEKEND PREVIEW: Cascades soccer teams seek results on the roadUFV
The University of the Fraser Valley soccer teams look to be road warriors this weekend as they embark on out-of-province road trips.

T-Birds look to extend winning streak through Prairie divisionUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds embark on some tough travel to open week three of the Canada West season with a couple of contests through the prairie division. Starting with a matchup against the Saskatchewan Huskies on Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. PT before a quick turnaround to meet the University of Calgary Dinos on Sunday, September 16 for a 1:00 p.m. PT kickoff.

Vikes soccer teams hope to weather Alberta stormTimes Colonist
It might be a little wet, which is to be expected on the West Coast, when the University of Victoria Vikes (1-2) take on respective Alberta visitors Calgary Dinos (1-1) and Lethbridge Pronghorns (0-2) in Canada West women’s soccer today and Saturday, with both games at 5 p.m. at Centennial Stadium.

Powell River soccer club ready to face tougher teams in higher division Powell River Peak
Few expect Powell River Villa SC to dominate the upcoming Vancouver Island Soccer League season as the team did last year when it won Division 3A with a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and one tie.

16 CapU Blues named National ScholarsCapilano U.
The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced the 2017-18 list of CCAA National Scholars, and 16 Capilano University Blues student-athlete have won the prestigious award.

2018 Vancouver Futsal Winter JamboreeVancouver Futsal
Vancouver Futsal is excited to host our 8th annual Winter Youth Futsal Jamboree! Held on Saturday the 22nd. The Vancouver Futsal Winter Jamboree hosts 150 to 200 teams yearly, it is exciting to see Futsal becoming an integral part of youth development!

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
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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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Canada looks to build on youth momentum on road to the FIFA U-20 World CupCSA
Canada have their roadmap to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019. It all starts this November when Canada will have to finish at the top of Group D to emerge from a 35-nation first-round group phase at the 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship.

Men’s soccer leave Toronto on top of OUA standingsThe Charlatan
The Ravens men’s soccer team proved to be tough competitors during their double header against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and the Ryerson Rams this past weekend.

Smiley, Sanchez friendship forged on soccer pitchPEI Guardian
Soccer brought Sam Smiley and Nacho Sanchez together. That friendship, quickly forged as youngsters, continued to grow, along with their skills. They compete against each other and were teammates as teenagers and now they are mainstays and leaders for the UPEI Panthers.

Dinos women’s soccer opens conference schedule on new field closer to campusThe Gauntlet
The Dinos women’s soccer team opened their season of conference play on a brand-new field over the weekend.

CCAA 2017-18 National Scholar Award recipientsCCAA
The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association is pleased to announce the National Scholar Award recipients for the 2017-18 season.

CCAA Play With Pride WeekCCAA
Last season the United Soccer Coaches Association’s LGBT Coaches and Allies Advocacy Group created “Play With Pride Week.”

De Rosario headlines new pro arena soccer team in MississaugaWaking the Red
At the age of 40, Canadian soccer legend Dwayne De Rosario can’t seem to hang them up for good. He was unveiled as the marquee player at the announcement of a new professional arena soccer club in Mississauga, Ontario on Wednesday.

The U-17 Girls Ontario Cup final featured Saltfleet Stoney Creek taking on the Burlington Bayhawks at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.

Barrie’s soccer season is now year-roundBarrie Today
The BSC have announced that they have reached an agreement with the Barrie Sports Dome located at 99 Hanmer Street .


NYRB II Play To 3-3 Home Draw Against TFC IINYRB
New York Red Bulls II (10-8-11, 41 points) played to a 3-3 draw to Toronto FC II (3-20-4, 13 points) at MSU Soccer Park on Thursday evening.

Louisville’s Lancaster Voted USL Player of the MonthUSL
USL Golden Boot leader claims second award of season after eight goals in August.

Tomi Ameobi: 2018 season with FC Cincinnati has been an eye-openerCincinnati.com
Tomi Ameobi will be the first person to admit the 2018 season with Futbol Club Cincinnati hasn’t gone as he expected on an individual level.


NWSL Semifinal Match Moved to Portland Due to Hurricane FlorenceSI.com
The NWSL announced Thursday that the North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars semifinal game on Sunday, Sept. 16 has been moved due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Florence.

Vlatko Andonovski praises Reign’s mentality heading into NWSL playoffsSounder at Heart
After a disappointing regular season finale, the Reign head coach is thrilled with his squad’s response in training.

There’s never been a more complete NWSL player than Lindsey HoranSB Nation
The USWNT star is the favorite for MVP, and she’ll be the key player when the Portland Thorns face the Seattle Reign in the NWSL semifinals.

Atlético Madrid’s Kenti Robles leaves Manchester City tie in the balanceThe Guardian
Manchester City could not quite make it over the line, their resistance finally broken a minute from time. With the visitors leading thanks to a Gemma Bonner header, Atlético Madrid scored.

Lyon among #UWCL first-leg winners, City deniedUEFA
Atlético equalised late against Manchester City to complete the first legs, holders Lyon among the victors but Barcelona were beaten.

Melbourne City set to seal signing of Matildas star Elise Kellond-KnightFox Sports
MELBOURNE City is poised to secure the services of Matildas star Elise Kellond-Knight for the upcoming W-League season.


European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leaguesNational Post
What to watch in European football this weekend as the leagues resume after the international break.

Premier League preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. LiverpoolNBC Sports
Last season’s third- and fourth-place finishers square off at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, in the biggest clash (thus far) of the still-young Premier League season.

Liverpool now have the defence they need to win away at their title rivalsThe Guardian
Liverpool lost at all four of their closest challengers last season but that was before Robertson, Van Dijk and Keïta joined forces.

Thoughts of Liverpool banished as PSG host SaintéLigue 1
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has ordered his side to put Liverpool out of their minds as the Ligue 1 Conforama leaders take on AS Saint-Etienne on Friday evening without the suspended Kylian Mbappé.

Bundesliga Matchday 3 PreviewProst Amerika
The Bundesliga is back this week after UEFA Nations League matches. Bayern is top of the table as expected and Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin are also two wins out of two as unexpected. What is in store on Matchday 3? Let’s get to it!

CARA Brazzaville aim to shoot down soaring Green EaglesAfrican Football
Raja Casablanca are away to CARA Brazzaville in a first-leg 2018 CAF Confederations Cup quarterfinal clash at the Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat in Brazzaville on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester City becomes second Premier League soccer club to pass £500 million in revenuesCNBC
Premier League champions Manchester City announce £500.5 million in annual revenues.

Pietro Pellegri: Monaco’s Italian striker in focusBBC Sport
He was billed as the “next Lionel Messi” by his boyhood club’s owner when still a schoolboy, broke records in his debut season in Serie A and has since earned a big-money move to Monaco. Pietro Pellegri, 17, is one of Europe’s brightest young talents.

Nwankwo Kanu: ‘We have saved 542. I want to impact on people’s lives’The Guardian
The former Arsenal striker on how his heart problem inspired him to set up a foundation and why clubs should do more to monitor their players’ health.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online)BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

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