BC Soccer News, Monday, September 17, 2018






Seattle Sounders win ninth straight match and 2018 Cascadia Cup in 2-1 win over Vancouver WhitecapsSounders FC
Raúl Ruidíaz struck twice in the first half and the Seattle Sounders clinched the 2018 Cascadia Cup with a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place on Saturday night.

Seattle sound the death rattle on Vancouver’s playoff hopesAFTN
A massive error in the final minutes of the first half would prove to be the difference in Seattle’s 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place on Saturday night.

‘Caps come out firing but fall short 2-1 against SeattleWhitecaps FC
This Cascadia derby was played with playoff intensity, but Whitecaps FC could not continue their six-game unbeaten run, while the Sounders extended a record breaking winning streak to nine matches.

Vancouver Whitecaps cling to final straw in race for playoffsPro Soccer USA
Seattle Sounders fans celebrated at BC Place. Saturday was a key victory for them. Three points over their Cascadia rivals. Three points that put Seattle in a prime position to reach the playoffs. Three points that handed Seattle the 2018 Cascadia Cup.

Whitecaps missed their ‘difference-maker’ in Yordy ReynaSudbury Star
Yordy Reyna has two goals and six assists in his last four starts for the Whitecaps, and his presence was missed as Vancouver struggled to find the offensive flair against Seattle it showed during a six-game unbeaten streak.

‘Caps philosophical after loss: “Sometimes you don’t get what you deserve”MLS
“Sometimes in football, you don’t get what you deserve,” Vancouver head coach Carl Robinson told reporters after the match. “I thought we were the better team. I’m not avoiding the fact that Seattle have fantastic players in key areas and they punished us for two mistakes of ours early on. Yes we got ourselves in a hole, but we should have been ahead prior to that. We should have got back into the game.”

Whitecaps face the final curtainSoccer Shorts
So that’s just about it then. After the 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders at BC Place on Saturday evening the Whitecaps sit four points off the playoff places with only six games left to play and a remaining schedule leaning very much to the “Yikes!” end of the spectrum.

Impact cling to playoff berth after 4-1 win over Union Montreal Gazette
Ignacio Piatti collected a pair of assists — his 10th and 11th this season — and had a hand in all of Montreal’s four goals.

History made, Zlatan style: Ibrahimovic scores career goal No. 500MLS
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined an exclusive club Saturday night when the LA Galaxy forward scored his 500th career goal for club and country late in the first half of the Galaxy’s match against Toronto FC at BMO Field Saturday night.

Fire snaps winless run with beatdown of Orlando CitySBI
The Chicago Fire have found it difficult to register victories in 2018, and it took a team in even worse shape to visit Toyota Park and help the Fire get back to winning ways.

Wright-Phillips hat trick rescues Red Bulls against DCNBC Sports
Josef Martinez’s historic season in Major League Soccer has dominated the headlines, but Bradley Wright-Phillips continues to come up in big moments for his side.

Week 29’s movers and shakers in the 2018 MLS playoff raceMLS
As we close on the upcoming 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs, each week’s results are amplified and the emotional swings feel more fluid, tending toward the extreme over the everyday. Week 29, which featured several matchups with direct-impact results, pulled on the crazy cord to shake out a crucial series of results.

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The No. 1 Trinity Western women’s soccer team kept its perfect early-season record intact, picking up a 3-0 win over Winnipeg Saturday. The win improves the Spartans record to 4-0-0 on the year Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex.

Jhaj nets hat trick, grabs Canada West goal-scoring lead in 3-0 win over CougarsUFV
A memorable performance by Gurmaan Jhaj powered the University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team to an impressive road win over the Mount Royal Cougars on Saturday afternoon in Calgary.

SFU men’s soccer beat OBU for sixth straight winSFU
Clan remain undefeated after once again piling up goals in Bismarck, play first home game next week.

SFU women’s soccer win home opener 4-1 over WOUSFU
Pair of goals from Emma Pringle, strong play from Jenna-lee Baxter power Clan to victory in first GNAC game.

UBC Okanagan Heat soccer teams score a win and a tieGlobal
The men’s and women’s UBC Okanagan Heat soccer teams are both on the road in Alberta, where they earned a win and a tie this weekend.

Bison rally to tie Cascades women’s soccer 2-2UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team twice held the lead on Saturday evening, but the Manitoba Bisons twice mustered an equalizer to secure a 2-2 draw in Winnipeg.

Vikes defeat Pronghorns 1-0 in offensive frenzyUVic
The University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team defeated the Lethbridge Pronghorns by a score of 1-0 on Sept.15 at Centennial Stadium in Victoria. With the victory the Vikes improve to a record of 2-3-0 in the Pacific Division, while the Pronghorns drop to 0-4-0 on the season.

Fifth-year forward Seina Kashima (Burnaby, B.C.) curled in a brilliant right-footed strike at the death to give the No. 1-ranked Trinity Western women’s soccer team a 1-0 win over Manitoba Friday.

Tough weather brings out scoreless draw for Vikes, BearsUVic
Near-zero temperature and snowy terrain made for tough sledding at Foote Field in Edmonton on Sept. 15, propelling the No. 8 and still undefeated University of Alberta Golden Bears and visiting Victoria Vikes to a 0-0 draw.

Trinity Western’s Josh Hardy (Burnaby, B.C.) scored in second half stoppage time to help the Spartans earn a 1-1 draw with MacEwan Saturday.

Vikes unable to contain second-half surge from visiting DinosUVic
The University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team conceded a 1-0 game to the visiting Calgary Dinos on Sept .14 at Centennial Stadium in Victoria. Despite generating the majority of the chances in the opening half it was Calgary that turned the corner after the break as fifth-year Dino Maddison Fritze’s composure helped the Dinos improve their Canada West record to 2-1-0, while the Vikes fall to 1-3-0.

Strong second half powers ‘Birds to fourth straight winUBC
The visiting UBC Thunderbirds scored three goals in the final 45 minutes to defeat the Saskatchewan Huskies men’s soccer team 3-0 on Field 7 inside Nutrien Park Saturday afternoon.

WolfPack dominate on scoresheet but drop close one to DinosTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team completely dominated on shots, but when their Canada West match was over on Saturday (Sept 15), they were on the wrong end of the scoreboard.

VIU Mariners win soccer game played in thunderstormNanaimo Bulletin
The VIU Mariners were able to win a soccer game under stormy skies on the weekend.

‘Birds offence stifled in loss to DinosUBC
The UBC women’s soccer team gave their all in a 1-0 loss to the University of Calgary Dinos in their second home game of the season Saturday night under tough conditions at Thunderbird Stadium.

No. 8-ranked Bears rally to edge Cascades men’s soccer team 3-2UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team had the Alberta Golden Bears on the ropes on Sunday afternoon, but the nation’s No. 8-ranked team managed to get up off the mat.

Caleb Clarke hat trick propels UBC to fifth win in a rowUBC
Forward Caleb Clarke put up a hat trick for the visitors as the fifth-ranked UBC Thunderbirds took a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Dinos Sunday afternoon at Dinosaur Field.

Cougars claw WolfPack in women’s soccerCJFC
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team gave up four goals in the second half and wound up falling 4-1 to the Mount Royal University Cougars in Canada West play Sunday (Sept 16). The match was played at Stadium field in Calgary.

Pandas and temperatures freeze WolfPack in WSOCTRU
Playing in a snow storm and frigid conditions, coupled with playing the top team in the Canada West Prairie Division resulted in the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack being frozen out 5-0 in league play Saturday (Sept 15).

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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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Capers soccer enjoy weekend sweepsCape Breton Post
Two weeks into the new season and the Cape Breton Capers are continuing their winning ways.

Sacramento Penalty Gets Azzurri A Point At Home To SigmaLeague1 Ontario
A goal for each side would lead to a 1-1 draw between Vaughan SC and Sigma FC.

River Valley Vanguard: Great turnout on an awful Edmonton nightthe11.ca
If not for the Ottawa Fury’s’ announcement that the team wants to remain in USL for the 2019 we’d be in a real lull in the Canadian Premier League’s news cycle.

Stingers lose soccer doubleheader vs CarabinsThe Concordian
The Concordia Stingers men’s soccer team faced a resilient Université de Montréal Carabins team Friday night. The Carabins scored early in both halves and capitalized on their chances.


Fury FC boosts its post-season hopes with victory against KickersWinnipeg Sun
Carl Haworth was in the middle of the action as Ottawa Fury FC boosted its post-season hopes by downing the Richmond Kickers 2-0 in United Soccer League action on Saturday night.

FC Cincinnati shows its worst and its best in come-from-behind win over Toronto FC IIWCPO
FC Cincinnati isn’t untouchable after all, but still keeps finding ways to win.

Memphis 901 FC Ownership Purchases English ClubUSL
Two weeks after the unveiling of Memphis 901 FC’s colors and branding ahead of the club’s inaugural season in the USL in 2019, the ownership group led by Peter Freund and Craig Unger behind the club has made a second foray into the soccer business.


Portland first into women’s pro soccer finalThe Star
Lindsey Horan, with an assist from Canadian Christine Sinclair, scored the winner in the 77th minute and the Portland Thorns advanced to the National Women’s Soccer League championship game with a 2-1 semifinal victory over the Seattle Reign on Saturday.

Portland Thorns dominate list of 2018 National Women’s Soccer League award nominees as fan voting opensOregonian
Fan voting is open for player awards for the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League season and the list of nominees is dominated by Portland Thorns players and their coach.

Damallsvenskan week 17 review: Piteå back on top after a goal-heavy weekendVavel
It was all change at the top of Damallsvenskan again as Piteå bested Eskilstuna leap-frogging Rosengård who lost away to Linköping and Göteborg who were denied by a late Vittsjö goal.

Women’s Scottish Cup: Scott Booth ‘proud’ as Glasgow City thump Renfrew to reach semi-finalBBC Sport
Glasgow City did head coach Scott Booth “proud” as they romped into the Scottish Cup semi-finals with an 11-0 win over Renfrew.

Toppserien week 18 review: Trondheims-Ørn and Sandviken tussle for a drawVavel
Arna-Bjørnar and Klepp both find themselves on the right side of eight-goal games.

Benfica women claim 28-0 victory on debut in Portuguese second division BBC Sport
Benfica women’s team claimed a 28-0 victory over Ponte de Frielas as they made their debut in the second division of the Portuguese women’s league.


Premier League weekend review: Liverpool, Chelsea setting the paceSportsnet
Here’s what happened this weekend in the Premier League, in case you missed it.

European roundup: Inter loanee stuns parent club while Real Madrid heldThe Guardian
Three years after going bankrupt Parma returned to winning ways in Serie A with a shock 1-0 win over Internazionale at San Siro thanks to a spectacular strike from Federico Dimarco, who is on loan from the Milan club.

Week 5 review: PSG ready for Liverpool, OM blast into secondLigue 1
PSG warmed up for their Champions League clash with Liverpool by continuing their perfect start 4-0 versus Saint-Etienne, while Marseille flashed contender credentials as they beat Guingamp by the same scoreline.

France may have conquered the world but PSG find Europe a little harderThe Guardian
The European Cup was the brainchild of two French journalists but the nation which invented the competition has only enjoyed one controversial success, and that was 25 years ago.

Bayern Munich’s Uli Hoeness wants Karim Bellarabi banned for ‘malicious’ Rafinha foulESPN
Germany international Bellarabi was sent off for his foul on the full-back, who suffered a partial tear of ligaments in his left ankle, as Bayern maintained their 100 percent Bundesliga record with a 3-1 win.

Ronaldo has sights on Champions League after ending goal droughtSportsnet
After finally getting off the mark for Juventus in the league, Cristiano Ronaldo has his sights set on his favorite competition: the Champions League.

Rwandan FA bosses arrested over AFCON qualifier bribery allegationsInside World Football
Two senior Rwandan federation officials have been arrested in the latest bribery scandal to rock African football.

Brazilian soccer players push-start ambulanceNBC Sports
Brazilian soccer players have had to push-start an ambulance to get an injured comrade on his way to the hospital.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online)BC Soccer Web
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