BC Soccer News, Monday, September 16, 2019





Episode 358 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Freshly Squeezed featuring Don Garber and Davide Chiumiento)AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps are unbeaten at home when MLS commissioner Don Garber is in town. Aside from watching the ‘Caps beat the Dynamo, Garber took part in a media roundtable here in Vancouver. We bring you that in full and unpark what was discussed in this week’s episode.

Report and Reaction: Fredy a nightmare for Dynamo at the death as Whitecaps seal late winAFTN
Late match heroics from Fredy Montero led Vancouver Whitecaps to a 2-1 victory over Houston Dynamo at BC Place on Saturday evening, ending a three game losing streak.

Last-minute Montero goal seals win for Whitecaps over DynamoSportsnet
Their dreams of the playoffs may be dashed but coach Marc Dos Santos says there’s still a lot on the line for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Vancouver Whitecaps solve the Houston problemSoccer Shorts
Vancouver went all Thomas Hardy on us on Saturday by creating a backdrop of grey skies and bouncing rain to externalize the internal emotional torment of having to watch the worst team in the Western Conference play the second worst.

Garber tells CSA they “need to figure out” how to engage with MLS teams for the good of Canadian player developmentAFTN
The question around how best to develop their young, homegrown talent has plagued MLS teams for years, and perhaps none more so than Vancouver Whitecaps.

MLS commish Don Garber ‘fronts’ up against racism, says ‘every human being should have an issue with white supremacy’Montreal Gazette
Issue has been reverberating around Major League Soccer ever since the league started enforcing a policy banning signs deemed political.

Development Squad finishes Mexican tour versus TigresWhitecaps FC
The Whitecaps FC Development Squad put in a valiant effort in the final match of their Mexico trip before falling 1-0 to a side from Liga MX club Tigres UANL.

VOTE: 2019 Whitecaps FC Player of the YearWhitecaps FC
Voting is now open for the 2019 Whitecaps FC Player of the Year and will run until September 22. Cast your vote and sign up for the ‘Caps Insider to be entered into a draw to win a jersey signed by the winner.

MLS Sunday Rewind: Zlatan’s hat-trick lifts Galaxy, Loons snap skid, and moreSBI
Five MLS matches on Sunday were headlined by L.A. Galaxy’s convincing 7-2 win over Sporting Kansas City, a romp which saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic earn a hat trick and Sebastian Lletget notched a brace.

LA Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “I think I’m the best-ever player in MLS”MLS
There have been some outstanding players that have toiled on Major League Soccer’s fields over the past two decades or so, but there has been only one Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and that’s something else entirely.

Toronto FC beats Rapids 3-2, spoiling Fraser’s homecomingNews-Observer
Jonathan Osorio broke a tie in the 70th minute and Toronto FC beat Colorado 3-2 on Sunday to spoil Rapids coach Robin Fraser’s homecoming.

Bradley feeling the love from the BMO faithfulLondon Free Press
Prior to the start of Sunday afternoon’s match between Toronto FC and the Colorado Rapids, an impressive gesture in support of midfielder Michael Bradley — a tifo, a giant image of the TFC captain — was unveiled in the supporters’ section in the south side of BMO Field.

Impact suffers 1-0 loss to FC CincinnatiMontreal Impact
The Montreal Impact was defeated 1-0 by FC Cincinnati, Saturday night at Stade Saputo. Midfielder Allan Cruz scored the game’s lone goal in the first minute.

MLS Saturday Rewind: Union ties LAFC, Atlanta United implodes, and moreSBI
There was plenty of action across the seven MLS tilts on Saturday, headlined by the marquee matchup between Philadelphia Union and LAFC, who split the points in a 1-1 draw in Chester.

VIDEO: Breaking down the best goals, skills and defensive plays of Week 28MLS
With plenty of plays to choose from, the Matchday Central crew picks their favorite goals, skills and defensive efforts from Week 28 of the 2019 MLS season.

HIGHLIGHTS: Legends & Stars 2019Whitecaps FC
Check out all the action from our third annual Legends & Stars charity match.






Pacific FC moves into third place in league after 1-0 win against Edmonton Victoria News
Pacific FC slid into third place in the Canadian Premier League after a 1-0 win against FC Edmonton at Westhills Stadium on Saturday.

Lack of urgency costs FC Edmonton against Pacific FCLondon Free Press
Hope for a Canadian Premier League playoff berth washed away on Vancouver Island for FC Edmonton on Saturday.

Pacific FC continue strong run with tight victory at home vs EdmontonBTS
After dropping all 3 points this past Wednesday against York 9, Pacific got back to winning ways this Saturday afternoon against FC Edmonton.

VISL Division 1 Results, Week 1 BC Soccer Web
An interesting weekend in the VISL top flight has passed, and needless to say, many Division 1 followers would have been proven wrong after looking at the results.

TRU soccer: Weekend wrap includes two ties and two lossesKamloops This Week
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team dropped two games during their weekend home openers at Warner Rentals Field at Hillside Stadium.

UNBC WSOC claw out a tie in ReginaMy PG Now
The UNBC Timberwolves women’s soccer team scraped a point from its two-game Saskatchewan road swing following a 1-1 tie against the Regina Cougars on Sunday.

Women’s soccer draws with Cal State San Marcos in season openerSFU
Simon Fraser goalkeeper Nicole Anderson faced 16 shots and made four stops for the clean sheet.

Douglas starts PacWest season with undefeated runTri City News
The Douglas College Royals got the result they wanted on the second day of the start of a new PacWest men’s soccer season.

WSOC: T-Birds soar to shutout win over PronghornsUBC
On the strength of three first half goals, the UBC Thunderbirds completed a perfect road trip through Alberta with a 4-0 victory over the Lethbridge Pronghorns in Canada West soccer action.

MSOC: ‘Birds earn 2-0 win over visiting PronghornsUBC
The No. 6 UBC Thunderbirds (3-1-1) got back to their winning ways on a damp Saturday night at Ken Woods Field, defeating the Lethbridge Pronghorns (0-5-2) 2-0.

WSOC: Vikes tame Cougars in CalgaryUVic
The Mount Royal University Cougars hosted the University of Victoria Vikes to a heated game on Sunday afternoon. The Vikes came away with a 3-0 victory.

Trinity Western fifth-year striker Rachel Hutchinson (Cloverdale, B.C.) was on form Saturday, scoring two first-half goals and adding a third late in the game to spark the No. 3-ranked Spartans to a 5-0 win over Manitoba Saturday at Chase Office Field.

MSOC: Huskies strike late to steal Vikes’ winUVic
The University of Victoria men’s soccer program was a few minutes away from a perfect weekend.

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! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! BC Soccer Web
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Valour FC lights up York9 FCWinnipeg Free Press
Valour FC was on the road, but Winnipeg’s fingerprints were all over their 4-2 win over York9 FC at York Lions Stadium on Sunday.

Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaignBTS
With Sam Adekugbe putting up some strong performances in Norway, he continues to push to become Canada’s starting left-back ahead of the start of their 2022 World Cup Qualifying process.

AUS ROUNDUP: Capers, Axewomen, X-Women remain unbeaten in women’s soccerChronicle-Herald
The two Atlantic university women’s soccer teams that are ranked nationally are off to a spirited start to the season.

CanPL Notebook: Thundercaps, Pacific and now York 9BTS
The Canadian Premier League is the unknown newborn in the Canadian sporting scene. It spans from coast to coast, more so than any other league in North America. With teams as far as Vancouver Island and all the way to Halifax- the span of the league is continent-wide.


USL Championship Gameday Report: September 15, Week 28USL
Sacramento Republic FC moved back into fourth place in the Western Conference with a victory against Rio Grande Valley FC, while Reno 1868 FC moved up to second as it took victory on the road against Austin Bold FC in Sunday’s action in the USL Championship.

USL Championship Gameday Report: September 14, Week 28USL
Indy Eleven and the New York Red Bulls II became the first Eastern Conference sides to earn a place in the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs as the Eleven defeated Bethlehem Steel FC and the Charleston Battery fell to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, while Douglas Martinez scored four to lead Real Monarchs SLC to victory against the Portland Timbers 2 and Devon Sandoval a hat trick in New Mexico United’s victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in Saturday’s headline USL Championship action.

USL game abandoned after missiles thrown but Phoenix keep risingInside World Football
Unusually for the United States, a second-tier game between Phoenix Rising and LA Galaxy II had to be abandoned at the weekend after objects were thrown on the pitch.


Sam Kerr goal, assist help Chicago Red Stars to 3-0 win over Sky Blue FCPro Soccer USA
Two goals in a three-minute span gave the visiting Chicago Red Stars a first-half lead that led to a dominant 3-0 victory over Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field on Sunday.

NWSL Saturday: HAO scores in celebration as Courage glide past PrideThe Equalizer
It was a night of celebration for the North Carolina Courage. This time last year, they already hoisted up the NWSL Supporter’s Shield. However, this year, it was a different celebration. The Courage have taken first place in the league with two back-to-back victories, where the Courage scored six goals. That’s 12 goals in their combined last two matches. It was also a celebration for Heather O’Reilly.

Fan banned from all NWSL games after investigationKGW
A person who directed racist taunts at Portland Thorns’ goalkeeper Adrianna Franch has been banned from attending National Women’s Soccer League games.

Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Chelsea need to be more ruthless, Spurs secure first victory and City’s Pauline Bremer is like a new signing after return to fitness.

France 2019 showed major increase in match quality, says FIFA’s TSGInside World Football
FIFA’s technical study group (TSG) has hailed the recent Women’s World Cup as the best edition ever in terms of quality of play. The France 2019 World Cup saw the United States retain their title beating European champions the Netherlands 2-0 in the final.

P&G buying thousands of tickets to boost women’s soccerCincinnati Business Journal
Procter & Gamble Co. intends to buy thousands of tickets at soccer stadiums around the country where women play professionally, hoping to boost game attendance and team revenue while promoting the players along with one of P&G’s brands.


Norwich ends Manchester City’s unbeaten run in EPLThe Star
Manchester City’s defence of the English Premier League title is already in trouble.

Watford recover from two-goal deficit to draw with ArsenalSportsnet
Quique Sanchez Flores returned for his second reign as Watford manager and watched his team fight back to earn a well-deserved 2-2 draw against visiting Arsenal on Sunday in the Premier League.

Neymar jeered and insulted but scores stunning late winner on PSG returnFrance 24
Amid loud jeers and insulting banners from his own fans, Neymar scored a stunning bicycle kick during injury time for French league leader Paris Saint-Germain to beat Strasbourg 1-0 on Saturday.

Marcelo out, Madrid without 7 players for PSGESPN
Marcelo is set to be one of seven Real Madrid first-team players to miss the Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

Serie A roundup: Roma’s Mkhitaryan scores on debut, Milan edges VeronaNBC Sports
Roma’s first win of the season headlines Sunday’s Serie A action.

Italian TV station bans pundit Luciano Passirani for racist Romelu Lukaku commentBBC Sport
An Italian television station says it will not use one of its pundits again after he made a racist comment about Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.

FIFA bans former Russian FA official Shprygin for discrimination Inside World Football
One-time All-Russia Supporters’ Union leader Alexander Shprygin was found guilty of posting extreme content online.

Juventus ‘ultra’ fan leaders arrested in tickets probeYahoo Sports
Police arrested 12 hardcore Juventus ”ultra” fan leaders Monday for a series of accusations, including making illegal demands to the club to obtain more tickets.

Zamalek stumble, Al Ahly triumph as Cairo giants steal headlines in CAF Champions LeagueESPN
The different fortunes of Cairo giants Al Ahly and Zamalek was the notable narrative of this past weekend’s CAF Champions League action.

Schalke wins again as recovery under Wagner continuesSportsnet
Schalke’s recovery under new coach David Wagner continued Sunday as the team fought back to rout promoted Paderborn 5-1 in the Bundesliga.

Hertha Berlin’s bright start halted by 3 straight lossesYahoo Sports
Hertha Berlin’s fresh start under a new coach and the additional millions provided by a new backer is not going to plan.

Ludwe Mpakumpaku stars for TS Galaxy in CAF Confederation CupESPN
The CAF Confederation Cup commenced with its first round, first leg matches over the weekend, and we review the action by picking the top 10 performers from around the African continent.

‘My future is fixed’: David de Gea signs new four-year Manchester United dealThe Guardian
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has signed a new four-year deal with the club, ending speculation about his future.

Joint statement by FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, the Bundesliga, LaLiga, Lega Serie A, LFP and the Premier League on the publication of an investigative report into the operations of beoutQFIFA
The report confirms without question that beoutQ’s pirate broadcasts have been transmitted using satellite infrastructure owned and operated by Arabsat. The contents of the report are today being published in full on the rights holders’ websites to provide transparency about the facts of the case and to demonstrate the seriousness with which we, as global rights holders, view this issue.

55 teams and 32 countries later, coaching legend Rudi Gutendorf passes, aged 93Inside World Football
Rudi Gutendorf, the globetrotting German who is in the Guinness Book of Records for having coached 55 teams in 32 countries across five continents from Antigua to Zimbabwe, has died aged 93.

‘A star is born’: Ansu Fati announces himself and changes his worldThe Guardian
This wasn’t one of those things that just happens. It wasn’t something you watch; it was something that takes you with it.

Ansu Fati: Who is the Barcelona 16-year-old with 100m euro release clause?BBC Sport
Ansu Fati… if you’ve never heard of Barcelona’s new superstar, you can be forgiven: until a couple of weeks ago, neither had the vast majority of the Spanish club’s fans.

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