BC Soccer News, Monday, August 12, 2019





Episode 353 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Bring The Drums In with special guest Marc Dos Santos) [NSFW]AFTN
We knew it wouldn’t last. Vancouver Whitecaps unbeaten run is over! It was only two games, but boy, what a couple of matches!

Report and Reaction: Bair beauty can’t stop Whitecaps falling to another derby defeatAFTN
It was a night of quality goals in Portland but by the end of it, Vancouver Whitecaps’ hopes of making it three games without defeat were destroyed by a clinical Timbers side in a 3-1 Cascadia Cup loss at Providence Park.

Bair nets first MLS goal, but ‘Caps fall in wild Cascadia battleWhitecaps FC
heo Bair scored his first MLS goal in a wild Cascadia battle as Vancouver Whitecaps FC fell 3-1 to Portland Timbers on Saturday night at Providence Park.

The Whitecaps have the foundation of a spine in Inbeom HwangThe Province
Inbeom Hwang arrived with more of an attacking reputation but of late has been used as a defensive midfielder and he’s looked.

Whitecaps add Ricketts to skeletal attack as they look for “competitive” finish to the seasonAFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps attacking core was pretty much down to the bare bones last week in the win over FC Cincinnati. Lucas Venuto had parted ways with the club, Yordy Reyna and Lass Bangoura both missed the trip through injury, and the three remaining options of Fredy Montero, Theo Bair, and Joaquin Ardaiz all got the start.

Vancouver Whitecaps find fun from nowhereSoccer Shorts
If the Vancouver Whitecaps aren’t going to make the playoffs this season (They’re not) then at least let them continue not making the playoffs in the manner of their 3-1 loss to the Portland Timbers on Saturday evening.

Fans push back against MLS ban on ‘Iron Front’ symbol, political displaysOregon Live
The Timbers Army and supporters’ groups across Major League Soccer are pushing back against a new league policy that bans the use of political signs and displays at games.

Anti-fascist flag seized from Whitecaps fan by Portland Timbers securityEdmonton Journal
Members of the Timbers Army, the primary supporters group in Portland, had been displaying the symbol for many years but were told in May that while the team supported the use of the terms “anti-fascist” and “anti-racism,” they were prohibiting the use of the Iron Front symbol.

Real Salt Lake fires coach Mike Petke over homophobic tirade against refereesSalt Lake Tribune
At first glance, it appeared that Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke was merely doing what he so often does: yell at referees over something about which he was passionate. But as more details trickled out, it became clear that this time, it was different. And after three weeks that included three separate suspensions, a fine and other sanctions, Petke is out of a job.

Firing of Mike Petke demonstrates the power of millennials in soccerDeseret News
The final call on Petke’s job heavily weighed upon one overriding point. The fans wanted him gone. Not all the fans. Maybe even not a majority. But the ones that matter most. Tomorrow’s fans.

MLS Week 23: Sounders and Revs draw, five goals for DallasUS Soccer Players
Week 23 of the 2019 MLS season resumed with the Seattle Sounders and New England Revolution drawing 3-3 at CenturyLink Field.

Toronto FC settles for home draw with Orlando CitySportsnet
Patrick Mullins scored the equalizer in the 77th minute as Toronto FC played to a 1-1 draw with Orlando City SC at BMO Field on Saturday.

Montreal Impact’s road woes continue with 3-2 loss to Chicago FireMontreal Gazette
The Impact held on to the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but Toronto has a game in hand.

Tempers flare in first-ever MLS edition of Hell is Real derbySBI
Though it wasn’t the first time in history Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati clashed, Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium was the first-ever meeting with MLS points on the line, and Crew fans will be left frustrated.

‘He loogied up and spit on me.’ Loons’ Mason Toye deals with his ‘distasteful’ actTwincities.com
Minnesota United’s second-year striker had just reached a new career high with a sweet game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Portland in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals Wednesday. Then, Toye plummeted Saturday after he spit at FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon during Minnesota’s 5-3 loss in Texas on Saturday.

Peter Vermes reflects on 10 years at the helm of Sporting Kansas CitySporting KC
Peter Vermes is the longest tenured head coach in Major League Soccer, and Sporting Kansas City’s win on Sunday over the Seattle Sounders came on the day he hit his 10-year anniversary as the manager of Sporting.






HIGHLIGHTS: Ongaro powers Eddies past PacificCanPL
FC Edmonton’s Easton Ongaro continued his goalscoring streak with a brace on Saturday, sending the Eddies past Pacific FC 3-1 at Clarke Stadium and putting them joint-top of the CPL’s Fall season on 11 points.

‘Invested in the group’: Ben Fisk embraces Pacific leadership roleCanPL
It is such a small thing, an armband. A few inches of fabric worn over the sleeve. Something transient enough to be passed between players during substitutions; switched out between games, depending on a coach’s whims. And yet, how significant it can be.

UBC women’s soccer to battle five NCAA Div. I schools to start non-conference scheduleUBC
There’s no doubt the UBC Thunderbirds will be battle-tested when the Canada West women’s soccer season opens Sept. 6 at home. The team is playing seven non-conference games as part of its preparation for the 2019 campaign, including the first five on the road against NCAA Division I opponents.

BMO Academy Report: Day 2 at the Concacaf U-13 Champions LeagueWhitecaps FC
On Day 2 of the Concacaf U-13 Champions League, the Whitecaps FC Pre-Academy boys played Jamaican side Mount Pleasant Academy, falling 5-1.

VIU will embrace fresh start of a new soccer seasonNanaimo News Bulletin
Vancouver Island University’s men’s soccer team returned to the pitch for their first pre-season game Sunday at Merle Logan Field and tied the Peninsula Pirates 0-0.

MVP of the Week: Soccer saves: Vern Barker sees the sport as a way to better livesNorthern View
A sweltering August afternoon in Terrace is having its effect on the players of the Prince Rupert Football Club. Emotions are running high as they find themselves in tough against a talented Smithers side in the Riverboat Days Davis Cup. One voice manages to have a calming effect among the squad however; that of the veteran of the side, Vern Barker.

‘No one can deny the benefits’ of playing multiple sports, says South Surrey coachSurrey Now- Leader
Those who promote the multi-sport approach are concerned about one-sport burnout and injuries, and wonder how young athletes are affected if their all-in dedication to one sport doesn’t pan out as they’d dreamed.

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!

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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FC Edmonton getting a view from the top following win against Pacific FCMontreal Gazette
Things are starting to come together for FC Edmonton and head coach Jeff Paulus. An impressive 3-1 win against Pacific FC on Saturday at Clarke Field lifted FC Edmonton into a first-place tie with Cavalry FC in the Canadian Premier League Fall Competition.

Dylan Carreiro relishes win in York Lions Stadium returnCanPL
Among the many, many links that Canadian Premier League players have to the people and places they play across Canada, Dylan Carreiro’s return to York Lions Stadium on Saturday could be one of the deepest.

HIGHLIGHTS: Oxner plays hero as HFX holds Cavalry to 0-0 drawCanPL
HFX Wanderers FC held league-leading Cavalry FC to a 0-0 draw at Wanderers Grounds on Saturday, keeping the Cavs off the scoresheet for the first time in league play since June 22 and picking up a point by way of a saved penalty by Christian Oxner.

Former Canadian International Player Rhian Wilkinson named Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Youth Team Head CoachCSA
Canada Soccer has appointed Rhian Wilkinson as Head Coach of its Women’s U-20 and U-17 National Teams in the build up to next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. As part of Canada Soccer’s fully aligned National Team Program, Wilkinson will serve as Head Coach of both youth teams as well as an Assistant Coach to Kenneth Heiner-Møller for the Women’s National Team.

Canada Soccer announces squad for Women’s National U-20 Team Camp in BurnabyCSA
Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the Women’s National U-20 Excel camp in Burnaby, British Columbia from 11-16 August. The six-day camp will continue Canada’s preparations for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2020.

‘Racist and discriminatory’ behaviour prompts Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association to better policiesCTV
The Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association says it’s working to build better policies after an incident ‘involving racist and discriminatory’ behaviour in June.


Louisville City FC crushes Atlanta United 2, improves playoff positioningCourier-Journal
Louisville City FC got a much-needed win on Sunday, surging in the second half for a 5-1 victory over Atlanta United 2 at Slugger Field.

USL Championship Gameday Report: August 11, Week 23USL
The Portland Timbers II snapped their seven-match winless run with a 3-2 victory over 10-men New Mexico United on Sunday night at Providence Park. Earlier in the afternoon, Louisville City FC earned its second straight victory as five different players found the back of the net in a 5-1 home win over ATL UTD 2.

USL Championship Gameday Report: August 10, Week 23USL
Solomon Asante’s second-half penalty ensured Phoenix Rising FC’s league record winning streak reached 13 games on Saturday night with a 2-1 victory over El Paso Locomotive FC at Casino Arizona Field. Elsewhere in the West, Fresno FC, Real Monarchs SLC, San Antonio FC and the LA Galaxy II scored important victories in their pursuit of playoff positions.

El Paso Strong: Charity soccer match held to raise money for shooting victimsKSTM
The El Paso soccer community gathered Sunday evening at the Student Activities Complex field for a special match made up of El Paso legends to raise money for victims injured in the Walmart mass shooting.


NWSL Weekend Rewind: Thorns reclaim first place, Red Stars keep winning, and moreSBI
Four National Women’s league soccer matches over the weekend shook up the league table.

NWSL-record crowd gets what it came for in Thorns’ winESPN
It wasn’t the largest crowd ever to watch a professional women’s soccer game in this country, but it was the largest crowd that knew what it signed up for.

Reign FC can’t keep positive momentum, fall to Utah Royals FC at homeNews Tribune
After securing shutouts in consecutive games, Reign FC was feeling good about its defense heading into Sunday’s game against the Utah Royals FC.

Joyous Banyana Banyana retain regional crownFIFA
South Africa have again been crowned 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship winners, though they were made to work before seeing off Zambia and earning a sixth title on Sunday.

#UWCL qualifying: who is through, who can join them?UEFA
The qualifying round ends on Tuesday with Braga already through to the round of 32.

Teen Choice Awards: Taylor Swift backs equal pay for US footballersBBC
After being presented with the Icon Award from player Alex Morgan, Taylor Swift said: “Please, please, please support her and her teammates because this isn’t over yet.


Man United beats Chelsea to ruin Lampard’s Premier League coaching debutSportsnet
Manchester United started its Premier League campaign with a morale-boosting 4-0 win over old rival Chelsea with the world’s most expensive defender Harry Maguire impressing on his debut for the hosts.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Lampard must hope Chelsea youngsters can step up, promoted trio look up for the fight and Zaha finds home comfort at Palace.

Raheem Sterling considering £100m boot endorsement deal with Nike brand Air JordanThe Telegraph
Raheem Sterling is contemplating an offer to be one of the first footballers to sign a personal endorsement to wear Air Jordan football boots, in what could be one of the most lucrative boot deals in history.

Rebic hat trick saves Frankfurt from early German Cup exitSportsnet
Ante Rebic scored a late hat trick to prevent Eintracht Frankfurt from making another first-round exit in the German Cup.

Week 1 review: The League of Talents dazzles on opening dayLigue 1
With Kylian Mbappé shining in PSG’s 3-0 domination of Nîmes, France’s top flight got off to a superb start, Reims’ Boulaye Dia and LOSC’s Victor Osimhen and also shining brightly to help their sides get off to winning starts.

Barcelona goalkeeper Neto set for five weeks outFootball Espana
Barcelona goalkeeper Neto is set to miss five weeks of first-team action due to a fracture in his left hand, as reported by Marca.

Gignac cements his status as a Tigres legendESPN
Round four of games in the Liga MX Apertura saw Santos Laguna win once again, Chivas pick up a vital three points and Veracruz’s winless streak increase to 30 games.

Evergrande forge seven points clear in Chinese Super LeagueCanada.com
Guangzhou Evergrande took a huge stride towards reclaiming the Chinese Super League title on Sunday as Fabio Cannavaro’s side won 3-1 at second-placed Beijing Guoan to move seven points clear at the summit with eight games remaining.

Athletic Bilbao’s Gaizka Garitano: ‘When I got married I bought a flat next to the training ground’The Guardian
Gaizka Garitano passionately explains why Athletic Bilbao is the antidote to modern football: “It is different when you play not just for money, not just to win titles but we play for our jersey, for our values, for our families, friends, it is something special in the world.”

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