BC Soccer News, Monday, April 8, 2019





Report and Reaction: The Lion awakens to feast on ‘CapsAFTN
They may have had their chances, but Vancouver Whitecaps were unable to get any goals in the first half allowing Zlatan and the Galaxy to take over and complete a 2-0 victory in front of a sell out crowd at BC Place on Friday night.

Whitecaps FC fall at home to Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy Whitecaps FC
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tallied a goal and an assist to lead LA Galaxy to a 2-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Friday evening.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Apart from that…Soccer Shorts
It’s not entirely clear if Ali Adnan is fully conversant with the karma surrounding the Vancouver Whitecaps and penalty kicks this season, but even a cursory knowledge of the genre would indicate that attempting a panenka in the first minute of a home game against the LA Galaxy wasn’t the best of ideas. Yet try it he did.

Midfielder David Norman undergoes successful right foot surgeryWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Friday that midfielder David Norman underwent successful surgery this morning for a fifth metatarsal fracture in his right foot. Norman suffered the injury during the second half of the Development Squad game at AFC Bournemouth on March 26.

Nani scores twice, Orlando City battles back to defeat Colorado Rapids 4-3Pro Soccer USA
During the first few games of Orlando City’s season, designated player and former Manchester United winger Nani was one of the team’s strongest passers.

Rossi’s hat trick helps LAFC dominate D.C. United as Rooney sees redESPN
Trailing 3-0, D.C. United lost all hope for a comeback when forward Wayne Rooney was sent off with a red card in the 52nd minute for a dangerous tackle on Rossi. Rooney was initially given a yellow card before a video review confirmed a foul that was worthy of an ejection.

Beyond The Box Score: Gianluca Busio becomes the youngest ever to score in back-to-back regular season matchesSporting KC
A few minutes after his team had clawed back to earn a 1-1 road draw with FC Cincinnati, Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes was asked to comment on the performance of 16-year-old midfielder Gianluca Busio.

Manchester United target Wayne Rooney’s DC United teammate Luciano AcostaMetro
Manchester United are keeping tabs on DC United’s attacking midfielder Luciano Acosta, according to reports in the United States.

Chicago Fire eyeing rebrand and move to Soldier FieldSportbusiness.com
The Fire are currently tied to a 30-year lease at SeatGeek Stadium, which is owned by the Village of Bridgeview. The Fire moved to the soccer-specific facility in 2006 and have a lease until 2036. When the facility opened in 2006 it was among the premier soccer-specific-stadiums in MLS.

FC Cincinnati’s Kekuta Manneh: Missed chance against Sporting KC ‘will haunt me’Cincinnati.com
Kekuta Manneh sat deep in his locker after FC Cincinnati’s match against Sporting Kansas City went final.

NYCFC fail to score against a 10-man ImpactHudson River Blue
It’s getting more and more frustrating by the day. You can almost see exactly where this is going. And if you can’t, let me clue you in: it’s nowhere good.

Osorio helps Toronto FC to 2-2 tie with ChicagoHamilton Spectator
Toronto (3-0-1) was the only Major League Soccer team with a perfect record coming into the day.

Even before winner, Alejandro Bedoya shows value for UnionDelco Times
Jim Curtin was happy to recount the calculations Saturday night. For 75 minutes, his Philadelphia Union tried to get back the opening goal by FC Dallas. As the game wound down, Curtin had options as his disposal, but how to mix and match them?

Sounders undefeated and imperfect, with tougher schedule loomingSBI
It was almost surreal. The Seattle Sounders, of all teams, nitpicking an early season victory.





SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM


VISL – Year End Awards Night & BanquetBC Soccer Web
As the local amateur soccer year comes to a close, we acknowledge the individuals and teams who had success over the year.

‘Become a brotherhood’: Chemistry, team unity the focus for Pacific FCCanPL
Less than three weeks away from the Canadian Premier League debut and a few days into a cross-league preseason stretch in the Dominican Republic, Pacific FC finds itself with a challenge: how does a club create a culture from scratch?

Trinity Western gave out the most Complete Champion Awards in program history, honouring eight well deserving student-athletes at the Spartans annual year-end awards banquet.

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.


Captain Canada comes through in friendly with EnglandThe Star
Christine Sinclair stepped up when it counted Friday, scoring career goal No. 180 to lift Canada to a 1-0 victory over England in a women’s soccer friendly.

Canada captain Scott Arfield scores hat trick in Rangers’ winSportsnet
Canada captain Scott Arfield scored his first professional hat trick in Rangers’ 3-0 win at Motherwell in Scottish Premiership play Sunday.

Canada’s Women’s World Cup prep continues with friendly vs. NigeriaSportsnet
Just three days after dispatching England, Canada is back in action Monday as it takes on Nigeria in a women’s soccer friendly in Spain.

VIDEO: From African Cup of Nations to Cavs FC: Malonga’s emotional journeyCanPL
Newly-arrived Cavalry FC striker Dominique Malonga sits down with CanPL.ca to chat about his journey from France to Italy, Greece, Scotland and, finally, the Canadian Premier League — and how Cavs assistant coach Martin Nash turned his head.

Ontario to legalize tailgating at sporting eventsToronto Sun
Outside sporting venues in Ontario, you will no longer have to worry about being tossed in the clink for having a drink.

Unveiling of uniforms marks significant milestone for CPLSportsnet
It suddenly turned very real for the Canadian Premier League this week.


Powerhouse Nashville tunes up Fury FCOttawa Sun
The Ottawa Fury FC were looking for an early season gauge of where they stood in the 2019 United Soccer League landscape.

USL Championship Gameday Report: April 7, Week 5USL
In their second Southern Derby match in as many weeks, the Charleston Battery cruised to victory over the Charlotte Independence to continue their unbeaten start to the 2019 campaign.

Greenville Triumph and Chattanooga Red Wolves earned first league wins in front of sellout crowds; Kickers and Tormenta ended level.

Own goal costs Austin Bold FC in 1-0 loss to SacramentoStatesman
Five minutes from a second-straight shutout, a late own goal doomed Austin Bold FC in a 1-0 loss to Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday in the California capital.


USWNT cruises past Belgium 6-0 in final April friendlySBI
After being tested by Australia in their last friendly, the U.S. Women’s National Team cruised to a win on Sunday.

Los Angeles needs a NWSL franchiseLAG Confidential
20 years since the U.S. Women’s National Team captured World Cup glory in sunny Pasadena, LA today is a city without a NWSL team.

The Week in Women’s Football: Comprehensive NWSL preview for the 2019 seasonTribal Football
This week we preview the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Season, team by team in the order that they finished the regular season in 2018.

NWSL team preview: Can the Courage actually get better?The Equalizer
Coming off the most successful season in the history of the National Women’s Soccer League—one in which they only lost one match while winning both the NWSL Shield and NWSL Championship—it might seem crazy to think the North Carolina Courage need to improve heading into 2019. Yet that’s exactly what head coach Paul Riley and his team are aiming to do this year.

Women’s soccer legend Mia Hamm expects ‘most challenging World Cup ever’ this summer in FranceYahoo Sports
Mia Hamm doesn’t do a lot of interviews these days. So when arguably the best female soccer player of all time speaks on the eve of a FIFA Women’s World Cup, people listen.

Millie Bright column: ‘New money is welcome but needs to be shared around’BBC Sport
Chelsea and England defender Millie Bright will be writing columns for the BBC Sport website throughout the rest of the season, as the England national team attempt to win this summer’s World Cup in France.



Barca, Juve focus on Europe, CL rivals face home challengesNational Post
With the completion of their domestic title defences seeming a formality, Barcelona and Juventus can now focus on the Champions League.

Ajax and Barcelona closing on single-season recordsUEFA
Ajax can set a new UEFA Champions League record if they reach the final, while Barcelona can match one of their own.

Sevilla coach says he has leukemia, will stay with teamSportsnet
Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros says he has leukemia but will stay on the job with the Spanish club.

PSG forced to put title celebrations on hold in draw with StrasbourgFrance 24
Paris Saint-Germain squandered the chance to clinch the Ligue 1 title in record-equalling time on Sunday after a 2-2 draw at home to Strasbourg, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s incredible miss from on the goal-line costing his team dear.

WEEK 31 REVIEW: PSG wait on title as pack miss chancesLigue 1
Paris Saint-Germain were denied the chance to claim the 2018/19 Ligue 1 Conforama crown by RC Strasbourg Alsace as Week 31 of the season proved a tale of missed opportunities at either end of the table.

Man City step closer to making English football history after Brighton winThe Star
Manchester City’s fans seem more presumptuous than their quadruple-chasing players.

Inter forward Icardi gets mixed reception on San Siro returnLondon Free Press
Mauro Icardi had a mixed reception on Sunday in his first appearance on the field at San Siro since early February.

Bayern rediscover benchmark with Klassiker destruction of DortmundThe Guardian
Champions stalked their rivals with intent and entitlement before pinning them into submission as they have done so often.

Deulofeu double stuns Wolves, puts Watford in FA Cup finalTimmins Today
Gerard Deulofeu was watching from the Watford bench when Raul Jimenez followed up scoring Wolverhampton’s second goal with a pre-planned celebration.

Arsenal loses 1-0 at Everton, leaving 4th place vulnerableVancouver Sun
Arsenal missed a chance to strengthen its chances of Champions League qualification when it lost 1-0 at Everton on Sunday.

Serie A: Napoli draw postpones Juventus Scudetto celebrationsNBC Sports
Here’s a roundup of all of Sunday’s action in Italy’s top flight.

Owner folds former I-League champions Minerva Punjab claiming AIFF ‘sabotage’Inside World Football
In a shock announcement, Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj has announced that the former I-League champions will shut operations after what he considers obstruction from the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

AFC: Salman re-elected, Qatar’s Al-Mohannadi completes long journey to FIFA CouncilInside World Football
AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was re-elected unopposed for a second four-year term. He became the third confederation president to be re-elected unopposed for a new four year this year following UEFA’s return of Aleksander Ceferin and Concacaf’s Victor Montagliani.

Arrest as Wigan footballer Nathan Byrne is sent racist tweetBBC
A man has been arrested by police investigating the racist abuse of Wigan footballer Nathan Byrne on Twitter.

Resurgent racism illustrates just how much work football still has to doThe Guardian
Research on supporters and coaches suggest that not enough is being done to tackle discrimination across the game.


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