BC Soccer News, Monday, September 23, 2019





Episode 359 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Passion On The Pitch) [NSFW]AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2019 MLS season is nearly over. For many, it’s putting us out of our misery, but the hard work begins now in trying to make this team competitive next year.

Report and Reaction: Montero’s magic all but knocks Columbus out of playoff contention with another late goalAFTN
For the second straight week Fredy Montero came on as a sub and provided Vancouver Whitecaps with late match heroics in a 1-1 draw, all but officially eliminating Caleb Porter and his Columbus Crew from playoff contention.

Whitecaps tally in 94th minute to salvage 1-1 draw with CrewWilliams Lake Tribune
Fredy Montero did it again. Montero scored on a header in the 94th minute as the Vancouver Whitecaps tied the Columbus Crew 1-1 on Saturday in Major League Soccer.

Vancouver Whitecaps still a not so solid crewSoccer Shorts
Of all the dispiriting games of a dispiriting season the 1-1 tie with the Columbus Crew on Saturday afternoon at BC Place was perhaps the most dispiriting of all.

The week 29 schedule resumed on Saturday with Atlanta beating San Jose 3-1 at home. Justin Meram put Atlanta up in the 4th with an own-goal leveling the score in the 27th minute.

De Boer fears Martinez injury is seriousSBI
The defending MLS champs are currently holding their breath. Defending Golden Boot winner and leading scorer Josef Martinez was carted off in the final stages of Atlanta United’s 3-1 home win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

Montreal Impact’s playoff hopes fading after 2-1 loss to the L.A. GalaxyMontreal Gazette
The New England Revolution just have to win one of their final three games to eliminate Montreal from the MLS playoff picture.

Toronto FC clinch 2019 MLS Cup Playoff spotWaking the Red
In what would’ve been a fitting way Saturday night, Toronto FC officially clinched a playoff berth in the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Watch every goal from Week 29 of the 2019 MLS season | All GoalsMLS
Watch every goal from Week 29 of the 2019 MLS regular season.






Pacific FC’s chase towards CPL Fall Title takes devastating blow against high-flying Cavalry FCBTS
Cavalry took care of business against Pacific FC at home on Sunday, flooding the Island-based side with a storm of second-half goals, delivering what may prove to be a fatal blow to Pacific’s fleeting fall title hopes.

Three second-half goals lead Cavalry over Victoria’s Pacific FCSaanich News
Cavalry FC downed Pacific FC 4-1 on Sunday in Canadian Premiere League action.

VISL Division 1 Results, Week 2BC Soccer Web
It was wet but all games were played in a busy weekend in our top flight on the Island.

MSOC: ‘Birds dominate Bears for third straight winUBC
Ryan Arthur scored twice, while Jackson Farmer added a goal and an assist, as the No. 6 ranked UBC Thunderbirds trashed the Alberta Golden Bears 5-1 Sunday afternoon at Edmonton’s Foote Field.

WSOC, Coach, Rookie keeper win first of the year/careerTRU
Historic night for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team their coach Mark Pennington and keeper Mae Hobenshield.

MSOC back into win column taking LethbridgeTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack rallied from a 1-1 halftime tie to down the hometown University of Lethbridge Pronghorns 3-1 in Canada West men’s soccer action on Sunday (Sept 22).

WSOC: Stellar Thunderbirds Defence Smothers HuskiesUBC
The red hot No. 8 UBC Thunderbirds (4-0-2) were in control from start to finish, holding the Saskatchewan Huskies (3-2-1) at bay in a comfortable 2-0 win Saturday night, their fourth in a row.

WSOC: Spartans showcase scoring depth in convincing win over AlbertaCanada West
Three second half goals from three different goal scorers paced the Trinity Western Spartans to a comfortable road victory over the Alberta Pandas on Saturday.

T-Wolves, MRU WSOC earn tie in rain-soaked affairMy PG Now
Mother Nature greeted the UNBC Timberwolves and the Mount Royal Cougars with a damp first day of fall.

WSOC: SFU poised for GNAC home opener on ThursdaySFU
The No. 21 ranked Stanislaus State Warriors scored late in the second half to beat Simon Fraser University 1-0 in a women’s soccer game Sunday in Turlock, Ca.

MSOC: Marcello, Matteo Polisi score in 2-0 win over Hawaii PacificSFU
SFU faces Saint Martin’s at home on Terry Fox Field on Oct. 3 in its Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener.

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.

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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.


Canada prepare for crucial USA series after rise in rankings through Concacaf Nations LeagueCSA
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will play an important home-and-away series against rivals USA in Toronto, Ontario and Orlando, Florida as part of 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League. The two League A matches bring together the Concacaf neighbours in competitive football for the first time in more than 20 years, with one spot in the tournament’s final four as well as two spots at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup both on the line.

Valour settle for scoreless draw Winnipeg Free Press
Valour FC failed to pick up three points against the last-place team in the Canadian Premier League.

AUS ROUNDUP: Axewomen top Capers in battle of undefeated soccer teamsThe Chronicle Herald
The undefeated Acadia Axewomen handed the previously-unbeaten Cape Breton Capers their first loss of the Atlantic university women’s soccer season.

Masters math works against Feildians in Eastern Canadian soccer championshipThe Telegram
Double Blues lose out in a second-place tie-breaker as championship concludes in St. John’s.


Barry scores three goals to lead Fury FC to home winOttawa Citizen
Ottawa Fury FC brought Hadji Barry in to score goals and on Sunday, he delivered big-time.

USL Championship Gameday Report: September 22, Week 29USL
A 93rd-minute goal from Nico Rittmeyer saw the Charleston Battery clinch the Southern Derby in dramatic fashion with a 2-1 victory over rival North Carolina FC on Sunday afternoon at MUSC Health Stadium. Elsewhere, Hadji Barry netted a hat trick for Ottawa Fury FC to help the side move three points closer to a postseason berth with a 4-1 victory over Hartford Athletic at TD Place.

USL Championship Gameday Report: September 21, Week 29USL
Fresno FC clinched its place in the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs in dramatic fashion on Saturday night as goalkeeper CJ Cochran saved a late Solomon Asante penalty and saw another hit the woodwork to preserve a 2-1 victory over Phoenix Rising FC at Chukchansi Park and end the visitors’ record 20-game winning streak. Elsewhere in the Western Conference, Orange County SC claimed a 94th-minute victory over Tulsa Roughnecks FC to extend its winning streak to six games and move into fourth place in the standings, while its top-four rival Real Monarchs SLC fell to a 3-1 defeat against Rio Grande Valley FC at H-E-B Park.


Best Fifa Football Awards: Lucy Bronze, Megan Rapinoe or Alex Morgan?BBC Sport
Lucy Bronze, Alex Morgan or Megan Rapinoe will be crowned Best Women’s Player at the Best Fifa Football Awards on Monday night.

NWSL Saturday: Courage clinch third straight ShieldThe Equalizer
For the third-straight season, the North Carolina Courage have been named the top team, in terms of points, in the NWSL. The Courage have lifted up their third NWSL Shield, securing another three points in a 3-0 victory over the Utah Royals on Saturday night.

Matildas superstar Kerr smashes NWSL goal scoring recordSBS
Matildas superstar striker Sam Kerr has written herself into the history books yet again by breaking the NWSL’s single season scoring record.

Portland Thorns clinch postseason spot and dash Houston’s playoff hopesPro Soccer USA
Tobin Heath scored the goal that may have saved Portland’s season from derailing completely.

#SBSSWPL ROUND-UP – 22/09/2019Scottish WPL
Social Media roundup of the weekend’s SWPL action.

Infantino vows to keep pressure on for Women’s World League until it is approvedInside World Football
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he will not be deterred in his quest to create a Women’s World League despite having his initial plan blocked.


Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Solskjær’s diplomacy masks United problems, De Bruyne in the ascendancy and Xhaka’s poor form gives Emery a tough choice.

Serie A Roundup: Roma, Napoli, Lazio all winNBC Sports
Edin Dzeko‘s last-gasp winner for AS Roma headlines a busy day in Serie A action on Sunday.

Inter’s perfect start is flattering but they are in better shape than MilanThe Guardian
Antonio Conte’s side won the Milan derby and while he still has much to work on at Inter the San Siro worry lines belong to his Milan counterpart Marco Giampaolo

AC Milan set up anti-racism task force after another weekend of abuse in ItalyInside World Football
Racism in Italian football has become so bad that AC Milan have taken the step of launching an internal anti-racism task force.

Borussia Dortmund stumbles, held to draw by Eintracht FrankfurtSportsnet
Borussia Dortmund stumbled again in the Bundesliga with a 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

Bernardo Silva: Kick It Out calls on FA to act over Man City player’s tweetBBC Sport
Kick It Out has called on the Football Association to act after the governing body confirmed it was investigating a tweet sent by Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva.

La Liga Roundup: Real Madrid secure huge road victoryNBC Sports
For all the talk of a crisis at Real Madrid through the summer and early portion of the season, Los Blancos sit in second place in the La Liga table after a huge road win at Sevilla. That match highlights Sunday’s La Liga action from Spain.

Valverde: Barca must respond to crisis with winsESPN
Ernesto Valverde said Barcelona must respond on the pitch this week to emerge from the crisis which has enveloped them since Saturday’s shock defeat to newly promoted Granada.

Week 6 Review: Neymar does it again!Ligue 1
For the second weekend running, Paris Saint-Germain were indebted to Neymar as the Brazilian scored a late winner; second-placed Angers are the top scorers in the division and Les Aiglons of Nice are flying high.

Scottish Premiership roundup: Hickey sinks Hibs to win derby for HeartsThe Guardian
Hearts came from behind to win the Edinburgh derby 2-1 at Easter Road and alleviate the pressure on their manager, Craig Levein.

Santos Laguna excel as Liga MX’s ‘big four’ trip upESPN
Week 10 of games in the 2019 Apertura in Liga MX came to a close with Santos Laguna flying high at the top of the table, Leon impressing, Veracruz continuing to be terrible and the “big four” struggling.

Best Fifa Football Awards 2019: Lucy Bronze and Virgil van Dijk among finalists BBC Sport
The Best Fifa Football Awards take place on Monday, with Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and England’s Lucy Bronze in contention for main honours.

Infantino threatens Iran saying FIFA will no longer wait for women to allowed in stadia Inside World Football
Gianni Infantino says FIFA “cannot wait any more” for women to be allowed into Iranian stadiums to watch men’s matches and that he has been “assured” the authorities will relent when the country hosts its next international match.

Thomas Cook: Sports fans await news of collapse impact on future gamesBBC Sport
Football fans are awaiting news on whether tickets for upcoming European away games will be valid following the collapse of Thomas Cook. The holiday company, which went into liquidation on Monday, failed to secure £250m needed to keep it afloat.

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