BC Soccer News, Monday, September 10, 2018








Vancouver Whitecaps making historySoccer Shorts
We can’t know what future historians will say about the 2018 iteration of the team but from the contemporary point of view it’s a difficult narrative to get your head around.

Aly Ghazal: Happy to return to the national teamKingFut
After being excluded for four years from the national team squad, Vancouver Whitecaps player Aly Ghazal expressed his happiness returning to the Pharaohs as he took part in Egypt’s 6-0 victory over Niger in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.

MLSers feature on Friday and Saturday across Europe, South America, AfricaMLS
The international break is rolling along, and plenty more MLSers have featured for their national teams over the last 24 hours.

MLS Saturday Rewind: D.C. ties NYCFC, Sporting KC beats Orlando City, and moreSBI
There were only three MLS matches on the docket thanks to the international break, but all three of them carried some weight in the playoff race, especially the evening’s opener at Yankee Stadium

A Trophy is a Trophy is a Trophy: In defence of the Campeones CupWaking the Red
Feel-good moments have been hard to come by for TFC this year.

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Rookie Ventura leads Vikes to home-opening win in front of 3,600 fansUVic
The University of Victoria Vikes men’s soccer team used home field advantage to find their first win of the season, 4-3, over the UBC Okanagan Heat on Sept. 7 at Centennial Stadium. The Annual ThunderFest night saw over 3,600 fans cheering from start to finish in an end-to-end thriller that puts the Vikes up to a 1-2-1 Canada West record, while the Heat drop to 1-2-2.

SFU women’s soccer pull off comeback to beat NDNU 4-2SFU
It was a tight first half but the Simon Fraser University women’s soccer team did not get rattled in pursuit of their second victory of the season on Saturday afternoon.

No. 4 ranked Clan wins fourth straight road contestSFU
No. 4 ranked Simon Fraser University won its fourth straight road game to open the season, handing Cal State Dominguez Hills a 3-0 loss Saturday evening at Toro Stadium in a non-conference men’s soccer match.

Vikes’ offence heats up in win over CascadesUFV
Big games from Kiara Kilbey and Georgia Bignold paced the Victoria Vikes to a 5-1 win over the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades on Saturday evening at MRC Sports Complex.

Vikes edged by No. 4 Spartans despite early goal from BairdUVic
Trinity Western fourth-year midfielder Jenaya Robertson (Delta, B.C.) scored a pair of second-half goals to lead the defending Canada West champion Spartans to a 3-1 win over Victoria in the Spartans’ home-opener Friday at Chase Office Field.

WSOC WolfPack notch first victory of the year downing UNBCCanada West
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack scored three straight first half goals and withstood a big second half challenge to down the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves 3-1.

WSOC: Freshman Iona Lawson steps in to shutout the Griffins for Heat (1-0) winCanada West
Subbing in at the 22nd minute for the Heat in goal, Iona Lawson played great behind her defense making six saves to allow the Kylee Walker goal at the end of the first half to hold up as UBC Okanagan grabbed its first win of the year shutting out the visiting MacEwan Griffins (1-0) on Sunday in Kelowna.

T-Birds win third straight, topping the Heat 3-1UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds displayed their impressive depth en route to a third straight victory in handling the UBC Okanagan Heat 3-1 Saturday night at Thunderbird stadium.

T-Birds suffer first loss of 2018UBC
The No. 6 ranked UBC Thunderbirds suffered their first loss of the 2018 season in a wild 4-1 Trinity Western Spartans victory at Chase Office Field Saturday night.

TSS Rovers launch VMSL U21 team to help “blood” academy players for PDLAFTN
The Vancouver Metro Soccer League’s U21 Division has certainly seen a lot of upheaval over the years, with several teams folding or departing to new challenges and several more new teams coming in.

Former Whitecap Caleb Clarke back home and back scoring as he chases national championship with UBC ThunderbirdsAFTN
Caleb Clarke is back playing football in Vancouver, and back doing what he does best, scoring goals.

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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Canada Makes History with Record Setting 8-0 Victory in Concacaf Nations League OpenerCSA
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team scored a record setting 8:0 victory in their first Concacaf Nations League match. The eight goals marked the most-ever in international competition for the Men’s National Team in a match that featured three teenagers in the starting XI for the first time in a senior competitive match. Canada now sits tied for first atop the Nations League table with three points.

Herdman faces selection headache following Canada winSportsnet
Many of Canada’s attackers entered this match in top form.

Ottawa happy with the USL experience for now, but will be watching CPL closelyChronicle Herald
Many had expected Ottawa to become the eighth team for the CPL’s spring kickoff. Goudie surprised many by offering a different plan, saying the Fury are committed to the USL for next season while keeping the door open to the CPL down the line.

MSOC: Abrahart solves Ruschkowski as Griffins down Dinos 1-0Canada West
Denied over and over again by Calgary goalkeeper Jake Ruschkowski, the MacEwan Griffins just kept coming in waves late in Sunday’s Canada West match at Clarke Stadium.

Two For Anagho-Ntamark As Sigma Stroll To 3-0 Over AllianceLeague1 Ontario
With the win, Sigma FC move two points clear atop the League1 Ontario men’s division with two matches remaining.

Capers soccer teams undefeated after opening weekendCape Breton Post
Cape Breton’s two soccer teams are undefeated after the opening weekend of play in the 2018 university soccer season.

Panthers earn point in 1-1 draw with Memorial in AUS women’s soccer actionPEI Guardian
Midfielder Andrea Mahoney scored for the UPEI Panthers as they tied the Memorial Sea-Hawks 1-1 Saturday to open the Atlantic University Sport women’s soccer season.

Stingy Panthers held to scoreless draw in AUS men’s soccer at MemorialPEI Guardian
The UPEI Panthers men’s soccer team is still to be scored on after a season-opening 0-0 draw Saturday with the Memorial Sea-Hawks at King George Field in St. John’s, N.L.

Youth Whitecaps fall short in second half of Ontario Cup finalLondon Free Press
The London Youth Whitecaps fell just short in their two Ontario Cup championship bids.

Teresa Spinelli seeks soccer centre to honour her father’s legacyEdmonton Journal
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the greatest soccer mom of all? It’s got to be Teresa Spinelli, who is looking for eight hectares of city land to build a soccer centre as part of her dad Frank Spinelli’s legacy.


Louisville, Cincinnati to Resume on Tuesday NightUSL
he United Soccer League announced on Sunday that the regular season contest between Louisville City FC and FC Cincinnati that was abandoned due to lightning and heavy rain at Slugger Field on Saturday night had been scheduled to resume this Tuesday.

WATCH: USL side Las Vegas drops $5000 out of a helicopterNBC Sports
The Lights got a goal from former Whitecaps and Guadalajara man Omar Salgado in the loss, but the real entertainment came once the final whistle blew at Cashman Field.


North Carolina Courage close out record-setting NWSL regular seasonPro Soccer USA
The North Carolina Courage ended the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League regular season in fitting fashion, with a record-breaking 5-0 victory Saturday against the Houston Dash.

Carli Lloyd saves Sky Blue FC from winless season, then turns fire on troubled front officePhilly.com
It was news enough that Carli Lloyd scored a spectacular goal that gave Sky Blue FC a 1-0 win over the Orlando Pride on Saturday afternoon. The win was Sky Blue’s first of the season, and it came in the season finale, sparing the team from the first winless campaign in National Women’s Soccer League history.

Portland take down Cascadian rivals Seattle 3-1Prost Amerika
The weather was mild but the fire of the Cascadia rivalry burnt hot as ever. With a home playoff game at stake, both teams crackled with electricity, occasionally boiling over as tempers flared, with the biggest rivalry in the NWSL lived up to its name in front of a sold out crowd.

Utah Royals beat Chicago Red Stars 2-1 to close out inaugural NWSL seasonPro Soccer USA
The Utah Royals’ inaugural National Women’s Soccer League season came to end Saturday with a 2-1 home victory over the Chicago Red Stars.

WSL Week 1 Review: Arsenal impressive as City and Chelsea drawVavel
The WSL returned this Sunday as the all new fully professional top tier of women’s football kicked off.

Celtic 0-0 Rangers: Old Firm sides goalless in women’s gameBBC Sport
While last weekend’s Scottish Premiership meeting of Celtic and Rangers received wall-to-wall coverage, the women’s version on Sunday seemed to be a well-kept secret.

Scotland’s women footballers help to ease 20 years of hurtThe Guardian
A place in next year’s Women’s World Cup in Paris has allowed fans to be proud of their national game again.

Manchester United thrash Aston Villa 12-0 on Women’s Championship debutSky Sports
Manchester United issued a statement of intent as they began their FA Women’s Championship campaign with a 12-0 hammering of Aston Villa.

Division 1 Féminine Week 2 Review: PSG win the Parisienne derbyVavel
Paris Saint-Germain saw off Paris FC this afternoon in the top flight while Bordeaux pulled off a shock win against Montpellier.

Women’s Champions League knockouts beginUEFA
The round of 32 begins on Wednesday with Lyon starting their title defence and Juventus making their debut.


Salah scores twice, Egypt crushes Niger in AFCON qualifierSportsnet
Liverpool or Egypt, the goals keep coming from Mohamed Salah. He can even afford a penalty miss or two.

Nations League: Spain, Switzerland impress, Luxembourg recordUEFA
Spain won in England and Switzerland blew Iceland away while Luxembourg set a record: see highlights of Saturday’s action.

UEFA Nations wrap: France tops Holland, Eriksen brace for DenmarkNBC Sports
The 2018 World Cup champions kept their stellar year going on Sunday in the inaugural UEFA Nations League, while seven other matches took place on the day.

France mark World Cup party with victoryLigue 1
Olivier Giroud scored the winner as France marked their first game on home soil since lifting the World Cup by beating the Netherlands 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday evening.

England defender Luke Shaw recovering from ‘nasty’ injuryThe Star
England defender Luke Shaw alleviated concerns about his health after receiving lengthy treatment on the field following a collision during a game against Spain on Saturday.

Ethiopia collect first Afcon qualifying victoryAfrican Football
Ethiopia collected their first Group F win in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign after beating Sierra Leone by a slender 1-0 margin at the Hawassa International Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Deadly stadium stampede at Madagascar v Senegal matchBBC
At least one person has been killed and nearly 40 injured in a stampede at a Madagascar football stadium.

Kanu calls for more grass-roots support in Africa to stop the Europeans killing creativityInside World Football
Two-time former African player of the year Nwankwo Kanu says the continent must step up grass-roots development of players to start fulfilling their potential on the world stage.

Saint-Etienne confirm death of 19-year-old defender William GomisESPN
Saint-Etienne have declared their “immense sadness” after former reserve team player William Gomis was shot dead on Sunday night.

Nico Schulz enjoys dream debut to help Germany beat PeruSportsnet
Nico Schulz scored late on his debut to give Germany a 2-1 win over Peru in their friendly game on Sunday.

La Liga strike action on US ‘very likely’Football Espana
La Liga players striking over the league’s decision to play matches in the United States is becoming an increasingly likely reality, say reports in Spain.

Maradona to coach soccer club in Mexico’s cartel heartlandStar-Phoenix
Diego Maradona, whose public battles with cocaine made him soccer’s poster child for the perils of substance abuse, is setting up camp in Mexico’s drug cartel heartland as the new coach of a second-tier team.

Manchester United post job advert looking for transfer specialist after summer troublesESPN
The club are on the look out for an analyst to run the rule over potential additions to Jose Mourinho’s squad after a summer during which the United manager appeared underwhelmed by the executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s transfer business.

Record result for European soccer clubs with 1st-time profitLondon Free Press
In a record result for European soccer, top-tier clubs combined to make a first-time profit of 600 million euros ($694 million) last year with spending on player transfers included.

Manuel Pellegrini must convince West Ham he’s not yesterday’s manThe Guardian
The Chilean needs to quickly start turning his disparate collection of individuals into a team to avoid more unrest.

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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