BC Soccer News, Monday, June 17, 2019




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Cornelius makes Gold Cup debut as Canada defeat Martinique 4-0Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC centre back Derek Cornelius went the full 90 minutes for Canada in his first Gold Cup appearance and came close to opening the scoring on a 22nd-minute corner. He also made a key block in stoppage time to preserve the clean sheet.

Chad Marshall to be honored ahead of Seattle Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday, June 29Sounders FC
On May 22, Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall announced his retirement from professional soccer, concluding a prolific 16-year career that saw him play for the Columbus Crew and the Seattle Sounders, in addition to the U.S. Men’s National Team.

View from the End Line: A Tale of Two MLS CitiesThe Maneland
Is Austin as excited as Orlando was, and does Portland still hold that excitement?

Sporting KC captain Matt Besler writes message to fans amid strugglesMLS
Sporting Kansas City have been a perennial power in MLS for much of the last decade, but times have been tough lately when it comes to results.

“I love the Open Cup,” announced Sacha Kljestan, Orlando City SC creator and as big a homegrown star as you’ll find in Major League Soccer. His voice goes up a little when he says it, like he’s defending something. And he is, ahead of a Round of 16 clash with New England Revolution in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. He sticks up for the 106-year old tournament that traces the peaks and valleys, grassroots zeal and passion, that helped soccer grow beyond a novelty in American sports. “You feel like you’re part of something bigger.”

Chris Wondolowski’s father shares his story of life with the MLS goal kingMLS
On the occasion of Father’s Day 2019, John Wondolowski, father of San Jose Earthquakes captain Chris Wondolowski, shares some of his most memorable personal experiences over the years alongside his son — from coaching him, to watching Chris find his own way in his career all the way to a World Cup and the throne of MLS all-time leading goal scorer.




SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019, 9:00 AM PT


Vancouver TSS Rovers find old “habits” die hard as switching off again costs them two crucial points at home to Lane UnitedAFTN
Vancouver TSS Rovers extended their winless streak to five matches at Swangard Stadium on a frustrating Friday night that saw them have to settle for just a point after throwing away an early lead in a match they dominated for the majority of proceedings, but were once again let down with a lack of finish and delivery in the final third..

Victoria Highlanders FC (4-1-1) welcomed Portland Timbers U23 (1-6-2) to Centennial Stadium, June 16th. The Highlanders, coming off a 1-0 road win against Vancouver TSS FC Rovers, were playing the first of three straight home games. The home side scored a season-high four goals in the first half on their way to a 6-0 victory over the Portland side.

York9 FC earns 1st win over Pacific FCCBC
York9 FC earned their first Canadian Premier League win on Saturday, taking down Pacific FC 1-0 on a blustery day at York Lions Stadium.

Canada West 2019 Soccer Schedules ReleasedCanada West
The 2019 Canada West soccer schedules were unveiled Thursday, as the countdown to the start of the upcoming season begins.

UNBC Timberwolves soccer teams release schedulesPrince George Citizen
Last year the UNBC Timberwolves men’s soccer program had its best team since joining the U Sports Canada West Conference in 2012.

International experiences highlight playoff bound Academy U-17 squadWhitecaps FC
At the tender age of 17, defenders Gianfranco Facchineri and Deylen Vellios have had some worldly experiences.

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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.

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Canada beats New Zealand 2-0, qualifies for round of 16 at Women’s World Cup Chilliwack Progress
Two wins in as many games for Canada at the Women’s World Cup. And coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller sees even better things ahead.

Get in formation: Canada stifles New Zealand with 3-5-2The Equalizer
A tactical, in-game decision helped Canada earn a massive 2-0 win over New Zealand at the World Cup. Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince capitalized on sloppy defending from the Football Ferns as Canada broke through to take all three points and advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup.

David scores twice, Canada beats Martinique in 2019 Gold Cup openerTSN
Jonathan David hopes to take Canadian soccer to heights it has never reached. The talented 19-year-old forward took the first step towards that goal by scoring twice in his CONCACAF Gold Cup debut, helping Canada to a 4-0 win over Martinique in the Group A opener at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

CAN vs MTQ: Canadians send Mexicans a messageInside World Football
Four goals from a rampant Canada opened the 2019 Gold Cup in style at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The Canadians issued an early warning that talk of them being contenders for the title is not misplaced. Group and tournament favourites Mexico will have taken note.

Late comeback stuns Valour as Forge clinches CONCACAF League spotCanPL
The defeat of Valour also clinches the Spring mini-table between these two sides and FC Edmonton, meaning Forge FC will represent the Canadian Premier League in the 2019 CONCACAF League, kicking off in July against Antigua GFC.

‘Far from where we need to be:’ Paulus questions FCE’s resilienceCanPL
FC Edmonton dominated the first half, but had nothing to show for it. Cavalry FC roared to life in the second, and showed once again why this special team from Calgary is the class of the Canadian Premier League.

The U Sports Draft and Open Trials: How HFX Wanderers made the most of its resourcesAFTN
It was back in January that Stephen Hart first mentioned Halifax’s geographical disadvantage in the transfer market. There were challenges, he admitted: obstacles that weren’t unique to Atlantic Canada, but ones that were certainly more pronounced here. Take housing as a quick example: other Canadian Premier League clubs, with their large local talent pools, didn’t need to worry about the logistics of housing an entire squad. HFX Wanderers did.

Vaughan And North Miss Find A Way, While Darby Holds Sigma To DrawLeague1 Ontario
Vaughan Azzurri go top-of-table after a 3-0 away victory over FC London, while a topsy-turvy goalfest in Mississauga eventually led to North Miss edging Durham United with a final score of 3-2.

Masters Goes Third, Aurora And Durham Win Big On Matchweek 7 SaturdayLeague1 Ontario
In the women’s division, Aurora FC soundly defeated North Mississauga SC to pick up their first win of the season, while the 2018 League1 Women’s Division Champions, Durham United FA, found their stride in a 3-0 defeat of De Ro United.

Foothills WFC turns up the heat on California visitorsSudbury Star
Foothills WFC kept its perfect record after three games in 2019 with a 1-0 win over the Santa Clarita Blue Heat on Friday night at Mount Royal University’s stadium field.

New mini cage opens at Edgar soccer fieldsRD News Now
A structure popular at European soccer parks is now available for use at Red Deer’s Edgar Athletic Fields. The mini cage, which is typically meant for a handful of younger players at a time, is located nearby the Red Deer City Soccer Association’s clubhouse.


Fury does everything but win against MemphisCanada.com
The Ottawa Fury’s unbeaten streak is alive and well, now numbering eight matches and just four short of tying a franchise record.

USL Championship Gameday Report: June 16, Week 15USL
Both Nashville SC and the New York Red Bulls II got late victories as Cameron Lancaster struck a brilliant winner for NSC against Hartford Athletic and Mathias Jørgensen scored the winner for New York against Louisville City FC, while the Portland Timbers 2 got a stoppage-time equalizer against Fresno FC in Sunday’s USL Championship action.

USL Championship Gameday Report: June 15, Week 15USL
Phoenix Rising FC moved on top of the Western Conference as Las Vegas Lights FC took victory against New Mexico United in the West, while Indy Eleven closed the gap to the Tampa Bay Rowdies with a comeback win against Loudoun United as the Rowdies were held to a draw by the Charleston Battery in Saturday night’s action in the USL Championship.


‘You can feel this surge’: how France has caught Women’s World Cup feverThe Guardian
Whether at the stadiums or in front of the television, enthusiasm for the host team is exceeding expectations.

Women’s World Cup: USA, Sweden advance ahead of Group F finaleNBC Sports
The United States and Sweden were widely expected to finish one-two — or two-one — in Group F from the moment the draw was held, and that’s exactly what happened on Sunday as the Americans breezed past Chile for a 3-0 victory to remain top of Group F with one game left to play.

Duggan eager to aid England’s World Cup bid after recovering from injuryFour Four Two
Toni Duggan is set to be fit for England’s clash with Japan on Wednesday and admits she is “itching to get out there.”

Nigerian women’s team hoping for World Cup revenge against FranceFrance 24
The Nigerian women’s football team are training hard in preparation for their match against the French hosts on June 17 – hoping that they won’t undergo a repeat of their 8-0 drubbing at the hands of Les Bleues last year.

Women’s football has come a long way but misogyny is still not beatenThe Guardian
While much progress has been made in recent decades today’s female coaches can still recount grim tales of sexism.

Scotland striker on Paris, Piccadilly Circus & ArgentinaBBC Sport
I’m doing this column in a taxi, stuck in Paris traffic, trying to get back to the team hotel. I’ll be honest, I’ve no idea where I am or where I’m going, so I’m hoping the driver does… either that or the security people are going to have to come looking for me. That’s a luxury most tourists don’t have and that’s what the squad have been today – tourists.

American women’s soccer machine keeps rolling at Women’s World CupToronto Sun
They’re loud, they’re proud, they’re well supported, and for the moment, the United States are taking it to opponents at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Reign FC trade goals with Washington Spirit for 1-1 drawSounder at Heart
With the FIFA Women’s World Cup underway, Reign FC and the rest of the NWSL resumed league play this weekend. Reign FC hosted Washington Spirit and with an effective press and plenty of chances, the home side played to a 1-1 draw against the league-leading Spirit.

Sky Blue drops 1-0 result to Utah on the roadOnce a Metro
Sky Blue FC (0-6-2, 2 points) returned from the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) World Cup break with a 1-0 loss to the Utah Royals FC (5-2-1, 16 points) in Salt Lake City Saturday night.

NC Courage come back to gain a 1-1 draw against Portland Thorns FCDirty South Soccer
The National Women’s Soccer League returned tonight as the North Carolina Courage hosted Portland Thorns FC in their ninth match of the season. The hosts came back from being one-nil down in the first half to tieing the game up in the second half and almost getting the win late on.


Sources: Chelsea to offer Lampard 3-year dealESPN
Chelsea will make a formal approach to Derby County for manager Frank Lampard this week and want to offer their former midfielder a three-year contract to succeed Maurizio Sarri, sources have told ESPN FC.

Gold Cup: Costa Rica hammers Nicaragua; Haiti’s comebackNBC Sports
A roundup of all of Sunday’s action at the 2019 Gold Cup in Costa Rica.

Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho to finish as Copa America top scorer?ESPN
Argentina’s shock loss to Colombia scuppered our weekend treble as Lionel Messi once again failed to shine for the Albiceleste. Defending Copa America champions Chile begin their campaign this week when they face a new look Japan on Tuesday.

Copa America: Lodeiro’s golazo paces Uruguay; Qatar, Paraguay drawNBC Sports
A roundup of all of Sunday’s action at the 2019 Copa America in Brazil.

U-20 WC: Ukraine triumph as records fallFIFA
After 4,950 minutes of play, 52 matches and 153 goals, it’s all over! The FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 drew to a close in Lodz after four weeks of action, with Ukraine conquering their first FIFA competition.

Paul Pogba: Man Utd’s dilemma – should they sell or keep midfielder?BBC Sport
Manchester United staff greeted news of Paul Pogba’s publicly stated desire to leave Old Trafford with a weary sigh.

Aston Villa lay foundations for Premier League return with Hause purchase Four Four Two
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has clinched his third summer signing as he prepares for life in the Premier League with the capture of Wolves defender Kortney Hause.

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39 goals scored in Macau FA Cup game as players protest against World Cup withdrawalBBC Sport
It transpired the players were protesting against the Macau Football Association’s decision to withdraw the national team from a World Cup 2022 qualifier against Sri Lanka over security concerns.

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