BC Soccer News, Monday, March 18, 2019






Report and Reaction: Vancouver Whitecaps don’t get the Memo or help from VAR as they fall to defeat in HoustonAFTN
Another week, another controversial penalty decision going against Vancouver Whitecaps, some more poor defending, and sadly another defeat. That was the tale of the Whitecaps third straight defeat to start the new MLS season, as they fell 3-2 to a Houston Dynamo side that’s attacking prowess was simply too much for a new look Vancouver defence to handle.

Dynamo 3, Whitecaps 2: Defensive miscues drop Vancouver to worst start in historyThe Province
The Vancouver Whitecaps, for the first time in their Major League Soccer history, have started the season 0-3 after losing 3-2 to the Houston Dynamo Saturday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Montero and Bangoura score, but ‘Caps fall in wild match against HoustonWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC fell 3-2 against Houston Dynamo in a wild match at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday.

Dynamo remain unbeaten with win over struggling WhitecapsCBC
Memo Rodriguez scored twice, including the winner in the 73rd minute, and the Houston Dynamo remained unbeaten with a 3-2 win over the winless Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.

Vancouver Whitecaps feel “hard done by” on Alberth Elis penalty decisionMLS
With the match tied at 1-1, Houston winger Alberth Elis went down in the penalty area on a challenge from Vancouver defender Derek Cornelius in the 37th minute.

International break gives Whitecaps two weeks to stew — and improveSudbury Star
The Whitecaps won’t play again until March 30, giving coach Marc Dos Santos plenty of time to tinker with his still-developing squad.

Vancouver Whitecaps: A good effort! Well done!Soccer Shorts
What’s a fella to do? You want your team to build from the back with the kind of short passing style that’s all the rage in Europe right now but all you have at your disposal are MLS level defenders?

Sounders win 3rd straight to open season, 4-2 over FireKing 5
Victor Rodriguez and Jordan Morris each had first-half goals and Seattle scored the opening three goals before holding off the Chicago Fire 4-2 on Saturday for the Sounders’ third straight victory to open the season.

Jozy Altidore returns to field for Toronto FC, scores clutch goalMLS
Jozy Altidore made his long-awaited return to the pitch on Sunday night, coming off the bench for Toronto FC in their match vs. New England at BMO Field, his first game appearance since Oct. 6 of last year. And after a warm welcome from the home faithful, the Reds’ influential striker did not disappoint.

FC Cincinnati earns first MLS win by clobbering Portland 3-0NBC Sports
FC Cincinnati sealed its first MLS win in dominant fashion, hammering the Portland Timbers 3-0 behind three different goalscorers.

Atlanta United admit “something’s not clicking” as frustrations continueMLS
You will be hard pressed to find a team around the globe happier about the timing of the March international window than Frank de Boer and Atlanta United.





SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM


VISL Cup Finalists are setBC Soccer Web
This past weekend was one of the most exciting weekends of the year to this point.

Holders Rino’s Tigers crash out as VMSL Imperial Cup semi-finalists get set for Saturday showdown (with video highlights of three quarter-finalAFTN
After snow wreaked havoc with the VMSL fixture list, the four Imperial Cup semi-finalists are finally known, and both matches are set to take place at Empire Fields in Vancouver on Saturday afternoon.

Ella Campbell recruited to top teamCoast Reporter
Last week 15-year-old Sechelt soccer player Ella Campbell was recruited to Mountain United FC, an elite Metro Vancouver club that won the 2018 National Championships.

Whitecaps U23 to visit Alberta: ‘We’ll be fighting for our lives’CanPL
The Vancouver Whitecaps will send their under-23 team on a couple of Alberta road trips for tests against top tier opposition. “We’ll be fighting for our lives in order to get results against CPL teams,” said Nick Dasovic, the coach of the Whitecaps’ under-23 squad.

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.





SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019, 3:00 PM


Alphonso Davies scores first goal for Bayern MunichSBI
Alphonso Davies finally got to savor his first goal for German giants Bayern Munich.

Valour FC sign Canadian midfielder Michael PetrassoValour FC
Petrasso, 23, joins Valour FC from the Montreal Impact (MLS) where he has played since January 2018, making 14 appearances for the club.

Midfielder Elijah Adekugbe looks to shine with Cavalry FCLeader-Post
After spending the last decade plus developing his game in Calgary, Cavalry FC midfielder Elijah Adekugbe is ready to take it to the big leagues.

Canada Soccer takes leadership role in IFAB Laws of the Game updatesCSA
Canada Soccer is leading the way in adopting international norms as well as continuing to develop professionals for international and domestic opportunities.


Haworth becomes club’s all-time goal leader as Ottawa Fury FC continues impressive startOttawa Citizen
Hoping for a quick start to its United Soccer League season, it’s mission accomplished so far for Ottawa Fury FC.

Gameday Report: March 16, Week 2USL
A sellout crowd of 6,607 fans at Casino Arizona Field saw Phoenix Rising FC battle back three times to earn a point in a 3-3 draw with New Mexico United, while fellow Western Conference sides Portland, Fresno and Sacramento picked up their first wins of the season away from home on Saturday night.

LA Galaxy II shut out Tacoma DefianceGoalWA
Tacoma Defiance (1-1-0, 3 points) on Saturday suffered its first loss of the 2019 campaign with a 3-0 shutout to LA Galaxy II in Tacoma. Justin Dhillon and Joel Rydstrand made their Defiance debuts in front of 2,911 fans at Cheney Stadium.


Spanish women’s league sets attendance record for club gameNational Post
The match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on Sunday set a world record for the highest attendance at a women’s soccer club match, the Spanish league said.

Women’s FA Cup semi-final draw: Manchester City to face ChelseaThe Telegraph
Manchester City and Chelsea will renew their rivalry in the Women’s FA Cup after they were drawn together in the semi-finals yesterday.

Argentine FA commit to funding support for new women’s pro leagueInside World Football
The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has confirmed that the domestic women’s game will have a professional tier with the governing body saying it wants to establish a pro league later this year.

Jordan DiBiasi might be just what the Washington Spirit need to put 2018 behind themBlack & Red Utd.
The 2018 Washington Spirit are not a team that anyone wants to be reminded of. But until the Spirit score some goals in a professional game, the current season is going to be viewed through the lens of that team’s failures.

Twitter lands Brazilian top-flight women’s soccer rightsSports Pro Media
More than 167,000 watch opening broadcast on social media platform.


La Liga: Messi bags incredible hat-trick, Villareal earns vital winNBC Sports
Barcleona hammered Real Betis 4-1 behind an utterly stunning hat-trick from Messi to restore its 10-point lead atop the La Liga table.

FA Cup and Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend The Guardian
Ross Barkley’s difficult return, VAR inconsistency in the FA Cup, Nuno Espírito Santo impresses and James Maddison’s class

Referee mistakes help Manchester City sustain quadruple quest The Star
City came from two goals down to beat second-tier Swansea 3-2 in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Saturday, but it was a comeback that benefited from two refereeing mistakes.

PSG’s 3-1 Classique win over OM stretched their unbeaten run in the fixture to 19 while sending them 20 points clear atop the standings; Lyon edged a five-goal thriller vs Montpellier 3-2 to go within four points of second-placed LOSC.

Napoli keeper Ospina in hospital after collapsing in gameLondon Free Press
Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina was hospitalized after he played on despite a head injury during a Serie A match on Sunday and then collapsed.

Panathinaikos-Olympiakos game abandoned after clashesStar-Phoenix
Greek league rivals Panathinaikos and Olympiakos had their soccer game abandoned on Sunday after fans from host Panathinaikos clashed with police outside Athens’ Olympic Stadium, and attempted to attack the Olympiakos bench inside the stadium.

Swiss league game abandoned due to danger from fan fireworksLondon Free Press
The Swiss Football League says it supports a referee’s decision to abandon the Sion-Grasshoppers game because of fans throwing fireworks on the field.

Kessie, Biglia apologize for bench altercation during Milan derby lossNBC Sports
AC Milan duo Franck Kessie and Lucas Biglia were left to apologize after an altercation on the touchline during Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Inter in the Milan derby at the San Siro.

OWNAFC: Football fans call for refunds over club appBBC
Football fans who say they thought they were buying a share in a “real life club” are demanding their money back from an app firm.

Inside the last soccer net factory on a picturesque Italian islandThe Star
Step off the ferry onto Monte Isola and it feels like going back in time.

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