BC Soccer News, Monday, August 27, 2018






Nine minute goal blitz caps off stunning Vancouver comeback in San Jose to keep playoff dreams aliveAFTN
What are we calling this one? The Amazing Avaya Miracle? The Stunner in San Jose? Or will we be referring to this match at the one that turned Vancouver Whitecaps season on its head?

Epic comeback leads Whitecaps FC to 3-2 victory in San JoseWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (10W-9L-7D) scored three unanswered goals in the second half to claim a vital 3-2 victory against San Jose Earthquakes (3W-14L-8D) on Saturday night at Avaya Stadium.

Whitecaps overcome 2-goal deficit to beat EarthquakesSportsnet
Yordy Reyna, Cristian Techera and Kei Kamara scored in a 10-minute span and the Vancouver Whitecaps overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-2 on Saturday night.

Whitecaps storm back for amazing comeback win in San JoseRed Nation Online
San Jose has always been a challenging place for Whitecaps FC to earn results. Vancouver had never beaten the Earthquakes in San Jose, but that all changed thanks to a monumental second half comeback and 3-2 win at Avaya Stadium in front of 16,326 spectators.

Whitecaps kickstart their playoff push with ‘gut punch’ to QuakesThe Province
After taking it on the chin, the Whitecaps finally landed some body blows of their own as they make the push for the playoffs.

Vancouver Whitecaps: No way Jose Soccer Shorts
For the first half in San Jose the Vancouver Whitecaps went toe to toe with the Earthquakes in a battle to see which team would come out on top if neither of them were set up with any kind of tactical coherence.

Schmetzer hails his Seattle players’ “monster performances” in rivalry winMLS Soccer
Going into their Cascadia Cup derby with the Portland Timbers on Sunday, the Seattle Sounders hadn’t won in the hostile confines of Providence Park since August 24, 2014. That streak is now officially history following the Sounders’ 1-0 victory in Sunday’s match, decided by an own goal in the 76th minute.

MLS Rivalry Week wrap: Wild games galoreNBC Sports
This week is Rivalry Week in Major League Soccer and the Saturday evening slate didn’t disappoint.

Real Salt Lake routs the Rapids, claims Rocky Mountain CupSalt Lake Tribune
Jefferson Savarino had two goals and an assist to help Real Salt Lake beat the Colorado Rapids 6-0 on Saturday night.

Kaku stunner helps Red Bulls snap D.C. United unbeaten runSBI
Another edition of one of MLS’s long-standing rivalries took place at Red Bull Arena on Sunday, as the New York Red Bulls were able to beat an in-form D.C. United 1-0 with a goal from Kaku.

Giovinco unhappy with BMO Field conditions, Argos presence, againToronto Sun
A new grass pitch installed this year was supposed to make things better, but apparently, that’s not the case, with the sand still being a major source of annoyance for Giovinco.

Inside the chaotic scene that led TFC to ban supporter group InebriattiSportsnet
Martyn Bailey has watched soccer games in hostile environments in places such as Mexico, Panama and El Salvador. But never has the 42-year-old native of Toronto been more scared at a sporting event than he was last month while watching his beloved TFC take on the Ottawa Fury in the nation’s capital.

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Cascades women’s soccer posts 1-2 record on California preseason tripUFV Cascades
An offensive explosion against San Diego Christian College highlighted a three-games-in-three-days exhibition trip to Southern California for the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team.

Jang nets game winner as T-Birds stifle ClanUBC
Michelle Jang’s 82nd-minute goal gave the UBC Thunderbirds women’s soccer team a 1-0 triumph over the visiting Simon Fraser Clan Saturday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver.

TRU WolfPack looking to build on best men’s soccer season in program historyKamloops This Week
The TRU WolfPack defender’s eyebrows rose when he saw his team ranked fifth in the 13-team conference, feeling bronze medals last year at the U Sports and Canada West championships may have earned them more respect.

The Trinity Western women’s soccer team dropped their second match of their four game California tour with a 2-0 loss to the UC San Diego Tritons Sunday afternoon in San Diego, California.

Vancouver to Russia: A Pro Soccer USA writer’s trek to the World CupPro Soccer USA
This summer, I was in Russia to cover the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Looking back, it has been an incredible experience.

Royals import Schultz arrives living the dreamTime Colonist
If it seems Danes are taking over the Island sports scene, it’s because they might well be. Less than a week after Pacific FC of the pro Canadian Premier League announced 25-time capped Danish international Michael Silberbauer as the inaugural head coach in franchise history, the Victoria Royals signed their 2018 import-draft selection, Phillip Schultz.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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.

Call for interest for 2018 TD Diploma course BCSA
Based on the level of interest, BC Soccer is planning to host a 2-day Technical Director’s course in late November or early December of 2018 (dates and location TBA). If you are interested in this course, please let BC Soccer know so they can update you.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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.

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Canadian Premier League schedules cross-country tryoutsSportsnet
Want to play in the Canadian Premier League? Here’s your chance.

Valour FC coach Rob Gale initiates Canadian Premier League rivalry banterCanadian Premier League
A ball hasn’t even been kicked yet in the Canadian Premier League, but Valour FC head coach Rob Gale is already cracking his knuckles and trash talking his fellow touchline tacticians.

Canadian international Janine Beckie scores on Manchester City women’s debutDelta Optimist
Canadian international forward Janine Beckie scored on her debut for the Manchester City women’s team Sunday in a 4-0 win over Leicester City in Continental Cup play.

Woodbridge Edges Out Vaughan 1-0 And Books Spot In 2018 Championship FinalLeague1 Ontario
Calaigh Copland’s (47′) goal was enough to send Woodbridge Strikers to the 2018 League1 Ontario Women’s Championship Final after a 1-0 win over Vaughan SC in a Woodbridge/ Vaughan derby semi-final.

Durham Books 2018 Women’s Championship Finals Ticket With 2-1 Win Over LondonLeague1 Ontario
Geneva Winterink’s (71′) second-half goal was enough to get Durham United a 2-1 away result over FC London and book their ticket to the 2018 League1 Ontario Women’s Championship Final.

MSOC: Mount Royal tops Saskatchewan in 3-2 thrillerCanada West
The Mount Royal Cougars took on the Saskatchewan Huskies at MRU’s Stadium Field on Sunday. Both teams came into the match having won their first game of the season, but the Cougars edged out the Huskies 3-2.

MSOC: Dinos earn opening weekend splitCanada West
Leonardo Culina’s goal in the 18th minute proved to be the game winner as the University of Calgary Dinos recorded a 3-0 win over the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Sunday afternoon.

Rough start for Laurentian University VoyageursSudbury Star
The Laurentian Voyageurs women’s soccer team got a rude awakening in their opening weekend to the 2018 OUA regular season.

Thrilling title run for Summerside soccer teamJournal Pioneer
United boys win all three playoff games in penalty kicks en route to provincial championship.

Planning committee to consider whistling down turf war at ImmaculataCBC
People who live next to the renovated Immaculata High School field are hoping the city’s planning committee will do something about late-night noise and bright lights from commercial rentals of the field.

Soccer players take over IGF for 3v3 tournamentGlobal News
A different type of football was taking place at Investors Group Field Saturday.

From 28 countries, these Calgarians are creating one community through soccerCBC
Police officers faced off against kids at the Soccer Without Boundaries summer camp on Saturday.


Penn FC snaps winless streak at OttawaPenn Live
Penn FC snapped its six match winless streak after it earned a 2-0 win on the road against the Ottawa Fury FC and reasserted itself into the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Stoppage-time goal fuels Fresno FC to draw in Las VegasFresno FC
The Foxes received a late stroke of luck in Las Vegas, despite playing with 10 men for the final 30 minutes at Cashman Field.

Steinberger Gets ‘Dream Start’ in North CarolinaUSL
In terms of first impressions, Zach Steinberger’s of North Carolina FC’s fans after they welcomed him to the club this week following his loan from Indy Eleven was a very welcoming one.

USL Surpasses 2 Million Attendance, Continues Record PaceUSL
The United Soccer League reached another attendance landmark for the 2018 season on Saturday night, as the league surpassed two million in total attendance for the season. The campaign has been one the biggest season in the organization’s modern era, as it continues to set a record pace for lower division attendance in North American soccer.


FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018: Japan celebrate historic triumph as England seal bronzeFIFA
Japan defeated Spain in the final of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 to claim the title just 15 days after losing 1-0 to the same opponents in the group stage. The tables were turned this time around as Hinata Miyazawa, Saori Takarada and Fuka Nagano scored to steer the Young Nadeshiko to their first triumph in the competition.

NWSL wrap: Kerr at the double for ChicagoFFA
Sam Kerr has gone to the top of the scoring charts in the National Women’s Soccer League to help put her Chicago Red Stars in the box seat to secure a playoff spot.

Sky Blue FC Suffers 6-1 Loss to Houston DashOnce a Metro
Sky Blue FC (0-16-5, 5 points) returned to National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) action on Saturday night, suffering a 6-1 loss to the Houston Dash (9-9-5, 32 points) at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dash featured six different goal-scorers in the contest, including Rachel Daly who scored her 10th goal of the season.

Orlando Pride searching for answers after being eliminated from playoff contentionPro Soccer USA
The Orlando Pride were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday night with a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Red Stars, and questions are swirling around Orlando’s NWSL side.

A record crowd of watched Manchester United Women BBC Sport
A record crowd of 4,835 watched Manchester United Women lose 2-0 to Reading Women in their first home game since relaunching this season.

WOMENS CONTINENTAL CUP: Dominant Man City ease past LeicesterTribal Football
Four second half strikes were sufficient for Manchester City to take the spoils over a battling Leicester who after a solid rearguard performance in the first half crumbled after the break in the face of relentless City pressure.

Wales semi-pros aim to shock England and seal women’s World Cup placeThe Guardian
The hosts take on Phil Neville’s Lionesses at Rodney Parade on Friday knowing a win will secure a place in France.

Women’s football: Magnificent seven for Hibs still not enough to go topScotland Herald
A SUPERB performance by Hibernian wasn’t quite enough to steer them back to the top of SWPL1 at Ainslie Park.

#SBSSWPL Round-up – 26/08/2018Scottish WPL
Hibernian put in a dominant second half display to defeat Celtic at Ainslie Park and keep their title hopes alive.

Motherwell clinch SBSSWPL 2 titleScottish WPL
Motherwell LFC have won the Scottish Building Society SWPL 2 title with five games to spare. The women of steel have been an unstoppable force this season, winning 14 of their 16 games so far and scoring 68 goals in the process.

Cork set to begin their title defence in MayoIrish WNL
Cork City captain Ciara McNamara has admitted the club are determined to return to the Aviva Stadium at the end of this season.

NCAA Game of the Week: UNC downs UCF, 1-0, behind Otto goalThe Equalizer
The No. 4 UNC Tar Heels defeated UCF, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon to improve to 3-0-1 on the season. Taylor Otto scored the lone tally of the match to keep North Carolina undefeated on the season.

Women’s game flourishes despite ill will from football’s dinosaursThe Guardian
Women’s football has a tradition of forward thinking and could be one step away from finally overcoming antiquated attitudes.


Genoa fans honour bridge victims with 43 minutes of silenceSportsnet
For the first 43 minutes of their club’s Serie A opener, Genoa fans remained silent on Sunday. That was one minute for each of the 43 victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse in the port city this month.

Man City unnerved by early-season draw NBC Sports
Manchester City’s dominant run in 2017/18 guided the club to one of the most comprehensive Premier League-winning seasons in the history of English football.

Chelsea beats Newcastle to improve to 3-0 on seasonToronto Star
Eden Hazard was repeatedly fouled, shoved and hacked down on his first start of the season in the Premier League. On one occasion, he was even kicked off the field by a particularly crude challenge.

La Liga & Serie A: Real Madrid scores four, Inter-Torino drawNBC Sports
An inopportune start for Real Madrid didn’t derail them on Sunday, as Los Blancos scored four goals after the half-hour mark to move atop La Liga. Borja García’s early goal for Girona had the hosts out in front, however, two penalties gave Madrid a way back into the match.

Marco Reus reaches 100 goals as Dortmund beats LeipzigSportsnet
Marco Reus scored his 100th Bundesliga goal to seal a 4-1 win for Borussia Dortmund over Leipzig on Sunday.

Week 3 review: PSG, Dijon still perfect as OM stumble againLigue 1
Paris Saint-Germain continued their perfect start under Thomas Tuchel with a 3-1 win over Angers, but lead only on goal difference after Dijon’s 4-0 dismantling of Nice, while OM only just rescued a point at home to Rennes.

UEFA orders Lyon to close stadium for Champions League gameSportsnet
UEFA has ordered Lyon to play its first Champions League group-stage home game in an empty stadium as punishment for crowd disorder and racism in last season’s Europa League.

Salah demands answers from Egyptian FAFour Four Two
In a statement released on Twitter, Mohamed Salah has questioned why the Egyptian Football Association continue to ignore his messages.

UEFA Futsal Champions League starts TuesdayUEFA
The UEFA Futsal Cup has become the UEFA Futsal Champions League for 2018/19 and the preliminary round kicks off on Tuesday.

Curious tale of Milan’s short-lived owner, a vulture fund and a barbecueThe Guardian
Li Yonghong and his collapsed €740m takeover of Milan went quiet until the businessman resurfaced at a family get-together.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online)BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

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