BC Soccer News, Weekend, September 6-8, 2019







Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s Andy Rose on living and playing with Type 1 DiabetesHar Journalist
It was Saturday, November 26, 2016, when Andy Rose had his entire world forever changed. He was playing across the pond in England for League One side, Coventry City.

Whitecaps FC Development Squad heads to Mexico for trio of matchesWhitecaps FC
The ‘Caps will play three matches during the trip, taking on sides from CF Monterrey, University Tecnológico de Monterrey, and Tigres UANL.

MLS W2W4: Timbers, Sporting face must-win matchup in PortlandESPN
With or without Carlos Vela, LAFC will look to bounce back from a rare defeat when they face Orlando City SC, while the Seattle Sounders are once again finding their late summer groove as they head to the Colorado Rapids, plus it’s a crucial clash between the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City in the Pacific Northwest.

TFC’s Vanney pumped about what Pozuelo has brought to the fieldToronto Sun
On paper, Toronto FC midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo seems to be misfiring these days.

NYCFC may lose injured Heber for the rest of the regular seasonNewsday
New York City FC already has a playoff spot secure, but its quest for the Eastern Conference’s top seed and a first-round bye became a little tougher this week.

MLS needs to start respecting FIFA windows for USMNT’s sakeSBI
You may not want any of Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, or Omar Gonzalez on the U.S. Men’s National Team, but Gregg Berhalter might and as head coach he deserves every right to have the players he wants in camp.

War on political signage escalates around MLSThe Province
Joshua Griffith has been given a warning by the Vancouver Whitecaps after displaying a sign that read ‘A United Front Against Racism, Against Fascism’

Timbers Army announces plans for protest after Major League Soccer bans fans for flying Iron Front flagsOregon Live
The Timbers Army, the supporters’ group for the Portland Timbers, released a statement Thursday criticizing Major League Soccer for its decision to issue a three-game ban to a handful of Timbers fans that violated the league’s prohibition on political signage by flying Iron Front banners at last week’s game between the Timbers and Real Salt Lake.

MLS takes on Portland’s most passionate fans over protests. What’s this feud about?ESPN
“That’s the flag we would like to fly,” says Rawson. “It’s an odd thing for the league to send a message that that flag is offensive. If I can’t make that appeal to [the front office] we have to do the one thing we can do, which is to take away the value that we add to the business.”

Is MLS Going Too Far In Its Quest For Apolitical Stadiums?The 18
Major League Soccer updated its Fan Code of Conduct on March 1 for the 2019 season, in which it banned the display of political banners and signs at matches. Instead of thwarting political messages, MLS has become a flashpoint for the increasing political polarization of a diverse United States of America. No one is benefiting.








‘The Canadian Hulk’: Terran Campbell shining in CPL with Pacific FCPro Soccer USA
A former Whitecaps Academy, product Terran Campbell is impressing in the CPL and drawing comparisons to a famous Brazilian.

Newest Inter Miami signing David Norman Jr. focused on growing in Canadian Premier LeaguePro Soccer USA
Inter Miami’s latest signing, David Norman Jr., made his debut Wednesday in the Canadian Premier League in Pacific FC’s 1-1 draw against Hamilton-based Forge FC. The 21-year-old had 49 touches and completed 78.4% of his 37 passes in what was a solid debut in the Canadian Premier League.

VMSL launch 2019-20 Premier season with Saturday Soccer feastVMSL
It’s a huge Saturday at Vancouver’s Empire Fields as the VMSL launch the 2019-20 Premier League season. Take your pick of six matches withe kickoff times at Noon, 2:00 & 4:00 PM.

2019-20 FVSL Premier League Season kicks off FridayFVSL
The 2019-20 FVSL Premier League season kicks off tonight with three matches. Two more are scheduled for Saturday.

SFU topples #2 Cal Poly Pomona to push unbeaten streak to 33 gamesSFU
#13 ranked Simon Fraser University men’s soccer pushed its home unbeaten streak to 33 games with a 3-1 win over #2 ranked Cal Poly Pomona before 500 fans.

WSOC: Payne’s early marker lifts TWolves over Pack to open seasonUNBC
The University of Northern British Columbia Women’s Soccer team got out to an early lead, and carried it the rest of the way, topping the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack 1-0, Thursday, September 5th in Prince George, B.C.

MSOC hits road for first time heading to Trinity and Fraser ValleyTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack will hit the road for the first time in the young Canada West men’s soccer season this weekend.

VIU Mariners kickoff 2019 PACWEST soccer seasonNanaimo News Now
The women are defending provincial champions and look to take things a step further by winning a national title in 2019.

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
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.

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 to face Cuba in home match opener of Concacaf Nations LeagueCSA
Canada will kick off 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League A in Toronto with a Saturday night opener against rivals Cuba, the first of a home-and-away series during the September international window. The Toronto match will provide Canadian fans the opportunity to welcome home their favourite players, notably a new generation of young players that has Canada scoring at an impressive rate.

Canada vs. Cuba | 2019 Concacaf Nations League Match PreviewMLS
Canada turn the page on a disappointing 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup tournament as they host Cuba to open 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League play in League A, Group A, each team looking to get a result before their other group stage foe, the US national team, begins play in the competition.

Shutouts a must for Canada vs. Cuba in Nations LeagueCanPL
Before the multi-platinum band strolls onto the stage for its show packed with pyrotechnics and power, there’s the opening act. The warm-up band. The group that has space for one t-shirt at the merch booth and gets maybe a half-hour set.

Teen Jonathan David making waves in Belgium, looks to add to Canada goals totalMedicine Hat News
Teenager Jonathan David has started this season as he finished the last – on target.

Canadian soccer captain Hoilett continues to embrace home-field advantagesThe Star
At age 29, Junior Hoilett is still a young man. But it was pointed out to him the other day, as he briefly took stock of a global soccer career that’s seen him earn an enviable existence in Britain’s Premiership, among other leagues, that he’s spent more than half his young life residing abroad.

FCE fanatic flies 25,398 km across Canada to watch EddiesCanPL
FC Edmonton super fan Gord Walker has a simple philosophy. “I look at it this way: It’s the club’s responsibility to bring the casual fan to their first match. It’s the responsibility of the supporters group to ensure that the causal fan comes back when they see how much fun it is.”

Inside Vaughan’s new glow-in-the-dark soccer parkToronto Life
If pick-up soccer in the park isn’t doing it for you these days, Toronto has a new, more fluorescent option: Soccer Glow Kingdom has just opened in Vaughan, and it’s putting a vivid twist on the game.


Will Solomon Asante Sweep the Scoring Records?USL
When Phoenix Rising FC’s Solomon Asante scored his 20th goal of the regular season on Saturday evening, becoming the seventh player in the USL Championship’s history to reach that mark in a single season, he also set a single-season record for the most combined regular-season goals and assists in the league’s history.

Riverhounds SC Notebook: Stakes high as defending USL champs come to HighmarkPSN
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC will meet Louisville City FC on Saturday in a match at Highmark Stadium that will have significant implications in the race among the teams fighting to get into the top of the USL’s Eastern Conference standings.


Madrid women must earn Clasico tag – Barca GKESPN
Barcelona goalkeeper Sandra Panos has told ESPN FC that Real Madrid must earn the right to be considered the Catalan club’s rivals in the women’s game.

Utah Royals FC vs Portland Thorns FC: Christen Press leads Utah against the top team in the NWSLVavel
On Friday night in Sandy, UT, Utah Royals FC will try to keep their undefeated streak rolling as they host the best team in the league.

Women’s Super League: Crowd records set to be smashed as WSL returnsBBC Sport
Attendance records for the Women’s Super League are set to be smashed as England’s top clubs return to league action for the first time since the World Cup.

Women’s Super League 2019/20 club-by-club guide: Our verdict on your team including key signing and predicted finishThe Telegraph
The Women’s Super League returns this weekend with the much-anticipated Manchester derby kicking off proceedings at the Etihad Stadium.

Keira Walsh primed for ‘special’ Manchester derbyFour Four Two
Manchester City midfielder Keira Walsh admits this weekend’s encounter with Manchester United will be a “special” occasion for her – but has stressed the focus must be on getting a job done.

Women’s Super League: Everton drop ‘Ladies’ from team nameBBC Sport
The team will now be known solely as Everton, with Women only added to differentiate from the men’s squad in club news and press releases.

Finns agree equal pay for men’s and women’s national teamsInside World Football
The Finnish FA (SPL) have announced that in their new player contracts there will be equal pay for their men’s and women’s national teams.

Rapinoe: USMNT, USWNT ‘just kind of cash cows’ for U.S. SoccerSBI
U.S. Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe is continuing to voice her opinion in regards to wage disparity issues in Soccer.

Semenya signs with South African football teamESPN
Olympic gold-medalist runner Caster Semenya has signed with South African football club JVW Girls.


Italy, Spain keep perfect records in European qualifiersSportsnet
Perfection is never easy, as Spain and Italy found out Thursday in European Championship qualifying.

Germany and the Netherlands renew rivalry in HamburgFussballstadt
For the fourth time in just 12 months Germany and the Netherlands meet in a competitive fixture. Last fall the two countries were drawn together in the UEFA Nations League, and while the Netherlands won their group, Germany finished last and was relegated.

European Qualifiers: What to watch out for this weekUEFA
Germany v Netherlands is the pick, but there’s plenty of intrigue elsewhere too.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: ‘Pub visit reminded me what England means to fans’The Guardian
On a summer’s evening in June 2018 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headed to Boxpark in London’s Shoreditch to watch England’s World Cup defeat by Belgium. His attempt to go incognito in hat and spectacles was swiftly rumbled by eagle-eyed hipsters and, watching the game unfold in Kaliningrad, he came to feel part of an England crowd for the first time. And to realise the magnitude of what he had lost.

Mongolia win again as Qatar, Kuwait run riotFIFA
Underdogs stole the show in Asia’s opening matchday of the second qualifying round for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 with the likes of Palestine and Mongolia pulling off surprise wins against Uzbekistan and Myanmar respectively.

India forced to rue what could have been once againESPN
The defeat to Oman means India’s chances of finishing in the top two in the group, and thereby qualifying for the next round of World Cup qualifying – as well as the 2023 Asian Cup – are hanging by a thread.

Historic victory for Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda claim away winsFIFA
Six African teams made their grand entrance in the first round of CAF qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Thursday.

Diego Maradona returns to coaching with Gimnasia y Esgrima La PlataThe Guardian
Argentina’s Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata have confirmed Diego Maradona as their new manager. The club sit 18th in the Argentinian Superliga and are in danger of relegation. This will be Maradona’s sixth stint as a club manager and his third in Argentina’s top flight.

Soccer stadium pitch becomes 300-tree forestESPN
An Austrian soccer club has temporarily moved out of its 32,000-capacity stadium so that a forest of 300 trees can be planted on the field.

Newcastle bookseller bans Michael Owen memoir over slights to cityThe Guardian
A sports bookshop in Newcastle upon Tyne has announced that it will not stock Michael Owen’s new memoir Reboot, after early extracts revealed the footballer’s reluctance to move from Real Madrid to Newcastle United in 2005, writing: “I don’t need to justify myself to f****** Newcastle fans.”

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