BC Soccer News, Weekend, September 13-15, 2019

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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC  vs.  HOUSTON DYNAMO

MLS MATCHDAY #31

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019, 7:00 PM

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Houston Dynamo | 2019 MLS Match Preview - MLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps look to extend an all-time home unbeaten streak against the Houston Dynamo to nine games and avenge a loss at BBVA Stadium earlier this year, while  the Dynamo hope to carry momentum from a midweek victory over Minnesota United when the Western Conference foes square off at BC Place Saturday night.

With roster decisions all but made, Dos Santos looks to Whitecaps' future - The Province
He already knows pretty much who will be staying and who will be going for 2020, so Vancouver Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos is focused on the next steps needed to pull the team out of the basement.

Development Squad draws 0-0 with Tecnológico de Monterrey - Whitecaps FC
The Whitecaps FC Development Squad played their second match of their Mexico trip on Thursday, meeting university side Tecnológico de Monterrey at Estadio Borregos. In the end, a hard-fought match from both teams ended in a 0-0 draw.

PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS

PACIFIC FC  vs.  FC EDMONTON

CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE FALL SEASON MATCHDAY #12

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019, 12:00 PM PT

WESTHILLS STADIUM, LANGFORD

ONLINE: ONESOCCER.CA

PREVIEW: Pacific FC Host FC Edmonton in Saturday Clash - Pacific FC
Pacific Football Club (3-5-3) face FC Edmonton (3-3-5) this Saturday, September 14th at Westhills Stadium. Kickoff in the game is set for 12:00 p.m., with gates open at 10:00 a.m PDT.

Polisi brothers combine for OT winner in 2-1 victory - SFU
Marcello Polisi converted a cross off a corner kick from brother Matteo Polisi for the OT winner.

Rested ‘Birds back home to host Pronghorns - UBC
After a busy start to the Canada West season including a difficult B.C. interior road trip, the No. 6 UBC Thunderbirds (2-1-1) are fresh off their bye week and ready to welcome the Lethbridge Pronghorns (0-3-2) for a rare visit to Vancouver Saturday night at Ken Woods Field.

BC Soccer Assoc. welcomes 3 new clubs to Charter Program, announces renewals for 15 others - BCSA
The BC Soccer Charter Program is a standards-based designation for clubs and organizations that provides their membership with quality assurances in a variety of areas, including mandatory criminal record checks (CRC’s).

BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in Canada - BC 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, 2019 - BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of Directors - BCSA
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 Referee - BCSA
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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CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE & CANADA SOCCER NEWS

Canadian Jordyn Huitema off to hot start with Paris Saint-Germain - Sportsnet
Canadian teenager Jordyn Huitema continued her torrid scoring pace with Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, scoring twice in stoppage time as the French side blanked Portugal’s SC Braga 7-0 in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League round-of-32 tie.

Forge FC reclaim 1st place with road win over Valour FC - CBC
Forge FC retook top spot in the CPL's Fall standings Thursday with a 3-1 win over Valour FC at IG Field, completing a season sweep of Valour with a 5-0-0 record while extending their unbeaten run to nine matches.

David, Davies becoming pillars to build around - TSN
In David and Davies, Canada have two difference-makers who have arrived at the same time. They can do things on a football field that few Canadians have ever done before. While other team sports struggle to get top Canadians to represent their countries in international tournaments, this country has a pair of teenage stars who have a real opportunity to soar together.

CSB hires Carmelina Moscato as Manager, Women’s Professional Football Development, League1 Women's Division Commissioner - League1 Ontario
Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) is proud to announce and welcome former Canadian Women’s National Team player and Olympic medallist Carmelina Moscato as Manager, Women’s Professional Football Development.

Canada Soccer Referee Marie-Soleil Beaudoin appointed to French Trophée des Championnes - CSA
Coming off her recent performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, Canada Soccer referee Marie Soleil Beaudoin has received a prestigious appointment to the inaugural Trophée des Championnes. The Fédération Française de Football (FFF) women’s football Cup competition will be played in Guingamp, France on Saturday 21 September between League 1 winners Olympique Lyonnais and Coupe de France winners Paris Saint-Germain.

USL & LOWER LEAGUE SOCCER NEWS

USL Championship Weekend Guide – Week 28 - USL
After Phoenix Rising FC extended its winning streak to 19 games – and dropped some L’s on me in the process – on Wednesday night, Week 28 of the 2019 USL Championship campaign continues Friday to kick off a weekend slate of 16 games with plenty of playoff implications.

WOMEN'S SOCCER NEWS

Houston Dash vs Utah Royals FC match preview: Utah goes to Houston looking to climb the table - Vavel
On Friday night in Houston, Texas, the Houston Dash will host Utah Royals FC for the second time this season. Houston won the first meeting, but Utah is the one currently in playoff position.

UWCL: Manchester City hit Lugano for 7 - BBC Sport
Manchester City look certain to progress from the last 32 of the Women's Champions League as they scored five goals in the final 25 minutes to thrash Lugano 7-1 in the first leg.

UWCL: Big guns fire in last 32 first legs - UEFA
Arsenal, Manchester City, Atlético and Paris won on Thursday after Lyon, Wolfsburg, Barcelona and Bayern prevailed on Wednesday.

U-20 WWC - Free-scoring New Zealand lock up qualification - FIFA
New Zealand won through to their eighth consecutive FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in resounding fashion after a dominant win over New Caledonia in the Oceania decider on Thursday.

Sheroes: A globetrotting mother's unwavering support for her daughter  - FIFA
Ali Riley’s mother Bev was initially hesitant when her daughter and only child began explaining that she wanted to dedicate her life to becoming a full-time professional footballer.

WORLD SOCCER NEWS

Liverpool should thrash Newcastle, right? Not so fast. Your Premier League weekend preview - ESPN
Newcastle United have a case for being the strangest team in the Premier League. They're a pretty uninspiring bunch, for the most part, but have nonetheless pulled off two of the most impressive results of 2019, being the last team to beat Manchester City and, of course, claiming an unlikely victory against Tottenham a few weeks ago .

Commisso's takeover, Ribery's arrival have breathed new life into Fiorentina - ESPN
Fiorentina fans know Ribery did not have to join them. He could have gone to Turkey or the Gulf, wherever his friend Salt Bae has a steakhouse. One imagines part of the sales pitch made by his former Bayern teammate, "my brother" Toni, also highlighted that when it comes to bistecca, Florence is mecca.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær and the credibility conundrum at Manchester United - The Guardian
Sceptics in the squad doubt the manager’s tactics and coaching but is it wise to assume he is out of his depth?

Germany's Bundesliga is great, but not for the reasons you'd think - ESPN
The execution isn't always perfect and the emotion is perhaps still too raw, but watching the emergence of a new talent is one of the few magical moments left in soccer. At a time when the sport is drowning in super teams, inconceivable fees and a drive for entertainment over all else, it's worth recognizing where you can reliably watch the next generation of stars. In European football, the Bundesliga is that place.

The never-ending final: CAF set to hear ‘walk-out’ Wydad’s Champions League appeal - Inside World Football
The African Champions League drama takes a further twist on Sunday 15 October, as the Appeals Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) sits to consider the appeal of Moroccan Club Wydad Casablanca.

Legal action by players should be the next step for online abuse - The Guardian
At the end of last week the bookmaker Paddy Power published a tweet which contrasted the £10,000 fine given by the Football Association to Millwall in August for their fans’ racist chanting with the £50,000 fine imposed on Huddersfield Town for wearing an oversized sponsor’s logo on their kit in a pre-season friendly. I retweeted it, suggesting that Millwall’s minuscule fine would make no impact on the behaviour of fans at a club already synonymous with racism.

How football helped bring two sides of the political gulf together in the divided city of Derry - The Independent
Derry City play in Ireland’s top flight. Institute FC are members of Northern Ireland’s premiership. Their fans come from opposite sides of the religious and political divide. But Tony Evans finds they share one key thing.

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