BC Soccer News, Monday, April 1, 2019




SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019, 2019


MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 Seattle Sounders FC 0, March 30, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie

“Monster” defensive display pleases Whitecaps and gives them something to build uponAFTN
The Vancouver Whitecaps are no longer pointless. The ‘Caps got their 2019 season off and running at the fourth attempt on Saturday evening, earning a hard fought point in a goalless draw at home to the still unbeaten Seattle Sounders at BC Place. It wasn’t a classic Cascadia Cup encounter by any means, but for the Whitecaps it was a performance that showed signs of steadying the ship and was built upon an extremely resolute defensive display.

Heart, defensive heroics propel Whitecaps to first points of 2018The Province
Some have pondered why Russell Teibert is still a Whitecap. After he showed incomparable heart Saturday by playing with a separated shoulder, they have their answer.

Drama in Cascadia: ‘Caps, Sounders play to scoreless draw after late PK call is overturnedWhitecaps FC
An added-time penalty call overturned by video review capped off a tense and dramatic clash between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Seattle Sounders FC, resulting in a scoreless draw at BC Place on Saturday evening.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Tiny StepsSoccer Shorts
Every story has to be about something I suppose. And perhaps the big story of the Vancouver Whitecaps goalless tie with the Seattle Sounders was that the Whitecaps bench had been moved significantly to the left.

Week 5 of the 2019 MLS season had plenty of goals and plenty of questions about weather and defenses.

Rooney’s magic lifts unbeaten D.C. United past enraged OrlandoESPN
Wayne Rooney scored his fourth goal of the season on a sensational free kick and added his third assist on another set piece as D.C. United held on for a 2-1 victory over Orlando City SC on Sunday night at Orlando City Stadium in Florida.

Montreal’s Evan Bush on 7-1 defeat: It was disgusting to be a part ofMLS
The Montreal Impact knew that their trip to Kansas City was going to be tough on Saturday.

Pozuelo steals the show in total team win over New York City FCToronto FC
Add another three points to the tally. Toronto FC continued their strong start to the 2019 MLS season with a 4-0 win over NYCFC at BMO Field on Friday night. It was a third-straight victory to kickoff the campaign, a best-ever start in the club’s 13-year history.

Alejandro Pozuelo brings Greg Vanney’s vision for Toronto FC into viewPro Soccer USA
Greg Vanney enjoyed the chip. He would have liked the Panenka, too, given Toronto FC’s abysmal 64% conversion rate from the penalty spot since the start of the 2015 season.

Kei Kamara makes history, other takeaways from the Colorado Rapids’ 4-1 loss to HoustonPro Soccer USA
Three Houston Dynamo goals in the first half, including two own goals – all propelled by Alberth Elis passing – gave the visitors an early 3-0 lead over the Colorado Rapids Saturday night. Elis bagged one of his own to open the second half and extend the lead to 4-0 before Kei Kamara pulled one back in a 4-1 loss for the Rapids at home.

Victory in Cincy shows Union clicking in all facetsDelco Times
Sometimes Jim Curtin has sounded hopeful, tying to speak it into existence. Sometimes it’s been a hollow exhortation, a placeholder for a more indecorous reading. Over four-plus years, Curtin’s game assessments have blanketed the spectrum from mildly exaggerated to completely confabulated.

Vela says there’s “more to come” after hat-trick in San JoseSBI
LAFC is the best team in Major League Soccer right now with a 4-0-1 record. It is still early in the season, but the MLS leaders have been ruthless to start the year and a big part of their success has been the form of an early-season candidate for MVP.





SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM


VIDEO: Westcastle United captures 2019 Jackson Cup FinalCHEK
In a generational match-up, the upstart Westcastle United defeated the battle-tested Bays United 3-1 to win the 104th Sir John Jackson Cup.

KYSA players shaken up, but safe after firearm incident during Surrey tournamentCFJC
What started out as a normal weekend of soccer turned frightening for the hundreds of Kamloops Youth Soccer Association players and families attending a tournament in Surrey yesterday. Surrey RCMP responded to Newton Athletic park around 1:50 p.m yesterday afternoon (Mar. 30) after reports came in of a man with a firearm in the area.

The 2019 BC Soccer Web Super Schedule of Soccer in BC – BC Soccer Web
With so much soccer happening in BC this year, it’s getting tougher to keep track of the big matches and your favourite teams. BC Soccer Web has you covered! Here, in one spot, are the combined schedules for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Pacific FC, TSS Rovers and Highlanders FC. We’ll also be adding the WPSL teams, along with the marquee matches from the amateur ranks as those dates become set, so keep coming back for the latest updates.

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.


Canada Soccer and Women’s National Team Player Association Reach Compensation AgreementCSA
Canada Soccer and the Canadian Soccer Players’ Association which represents members of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team have reached a two-year compensation agreement through 2020. The agreement covers payments made to Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Players, performance and roster bonuses for competitions including the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and general terms relating to image rights use, player appearances, travel and accommodation.

Canada Soccer strikes compensation agreement with women’s national teamThe Star
Canada Soccer negotiated the deal with the Canadian Soccer Players’ Association, formed in 2016 to formalize negotiations. The agreement essentially covers major tournaments and qualifying competitions as well as performance bonuses.

‘Another brick in the wall’ – Cavalry FC overcome FC Edmonton 2-0 in preseason friendlyAFTN
Cavalry FC’s positive preseason results continued March 30 with a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton at SAIT’s Cohos Commons Field in Calgary, in the team’s first match against Canadian Premier League opposition.

York9 looks to Dominican as focus shifts to ‘small details’CanPL
The Canadian Premier League has been described in innumerable ways by countless people, but “cultural revolution” might be a new one. Yet, that’s the title granted this week by York9 FC assistant coach Carmine Isacco.


Gameday Report: March 31, Week 4USL Championship
After weathering the previous night’s storms, Birmingham Legion FC made history with not only its first goal, but also its first victory in club history.

Runaway train: El Paso Locomotive 2, Orange County SC 0Angels on Parade
USL Championship side El Paso Locomotive posted their first-ever win, as they defeated Orange County SC 2-0 in El Paso on Saturday night. The loss means Orange County’s quest for their first win of the season continues.

Austin Makes Bold Statement in HomecomingUSL
It was a night that soccer fans in Austin had been waiting on for the past three years. And simply by the size of the standing-room-only crowd of 5,803 fans that packed into Bold Stadium within the Circuit of The Americas complex, it was clearly a night no-one wanted to miss.

USL 1 Gameday Report: March 30, Week 1 USL League 1
Ricardo Pepi scores first hat trick in League One history as North Texas beats Chattanooga, Lansing and Tucson pick up first wins in club history.


Manchester City keep WSL title hopes alive and Yeovil make Everton sufferThe Guardian
Jen Beattie’s late winner against Liverpool means City stay one point behind Arsenal while Yeovil completed a double.

Sky Blue midfielder Madison Tiernan to miss 2019 season with ACL, MCL tearsPro Soccer USA
Sky Blue FC midfielder Madison Tiernan tore both her anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in her right knee, the club announced Sunday. She will miss the 2019 NWSL season recovering.

The need for perspective around 13-year-old Olivia Moultrie The Equalizer
When 13-year-old Olivia Moultrie subbed into a Portland Thorns preseason game against the U-23 U.S. women’s national team on Wednesday, the headline potential was obvious.

Captain Wu Haiyan hoping to lead by example in FranceFIFA
It didn’t quite go according to plan for China PR captain Wu Haiyan and her team-mates in Canada in 2015. The team were hoping to ‘shock the world’ when they reached the quarter-finals, but fell short after a narrow 1-0 defeat to eventual winners, USA.

Q+A: AS Roma coach Elisabetta Bavagnoli on the state of the game in Italy The Equalizer
Elisabetta Bavagnoli is the coach of AS Roma’s women’s side. We previously detailed the rise of Serie A and how the improved domestic league could see Italy reap the rewards on the international level in the future.


As Liverpool keeps pressure on City, Spurs slip far awaySquamish Chief
As Liverpool has pushed Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, Tottenham has slipped far from title contention.

La Liga: Real Madrid escape with win over last-place HuescaNBC Sports
To say this has been a season for Real Madrid fans to forget would be a wild understatement.

Tears and cheers as Iago Aspas returns to save Celta Vigo againThe Guardian
It’s not that Iago Aspas is Celta’s best player; it is that, as this weekend demonstrated once again, Iago Aspas is Celta.

Paris Saint-Germain continued their relentless pursuit towards an eighth Ligue 1 Conforama title, SM pulled off the foot of the table, while RC Strasbourg Alsace were busy winning the Coupe de la Ligue.

Serie A: Roma’s misery deepens in 4-1 defeat to NapoliNBC Sports
A roundup of all of Sunday’s action in Italy’s top flight.

Racing Club wins Argentinian national soccer championshipLeader Post
Racing Club, one of the five giants of Argentinian soccer, won its ninth national league trophy Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Tigre. It was the team’s second title in the tournament in five years.

Bundesliga: Frankfurt crashing top-four party, dreaming of CLNBC Sports
Eintracht Frankfurt could be playing in the Champions League next season.

Celtic beats Rangers to go 13 points clear in ScotlandLondon Free Press
Celtic moved 13 points clear over Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 victory over its Glasgow rival on Sunday.

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