BC Soccer News, Monday, September 9, 2019







Episode 357 – The AFTN Soccer Show (The Champs Are Here! – A 1979 Soccer Bowl Celebration with Phil Parkes, Roger Kenyon, Buzz Parsons, Ray Lewington, Carl Valentine, Kevin Hector, Willie Johnston, and Tony Waiters)AFTN
This week’s AFTN Soccer Show is one of celebration as we mark the 40th anniversary of Vancouver Whitecaps winning the 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl.

A Brief History of the Vancouver Whitecaps: From 2019 to the present daySoccer Shorts
At the time it felt strange that an expansion team would begin their season with only four games of the campaign remaining, but everything seemed a little bit strange back then.

Why David Norman Jr’s Departure is the Sign of a Greater ProblemEighty-Six Forever
When you consider the kind of year the Whitecaps have had, and couple that with general fan distrust, as well as the growing frustrations regarding the disconnect between the main club and academy/development squads, moving on from Norman Jr looks more like the sign of a much greater problem.

It takes a village: ‘Caps, fans raise $1 million for BCCHFWhitecaps FC
Thank you, fans.Together, we have officially raised $1 million for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF)—one year ahead of the five-year target set in 2015. The donation includes all proceeds from the club’s 50/50 program and the establishment of a ‘Caps-themed playroom at the Teck Acute Care Centre.

MLS Saturday Rewind: Sounders fall in Colorado, Timbers come back against SKCSBI
It was a light slate of MLS action thanks to the international break, but there were still several matches with impact on the playoff races in both conferences.

MLS Eastern Conference in for wild finishNBC Sports
Saturday feels like a big day for the settlement of the MLS playoff picture in the East.

VIDEO: Watch every goal from Week 27 of the 2019 MLS season | All GoalsMLS
Check out every goal from Week 27 of the 2019 MLS regular season.

Report: MLS, Sacramento on the verge of finalizing expansion dealNBC Sports
Patience is a virtue, just ask Sacramento Republic.

Sports Are My EscapeSounder at Heart
I attended the game in Portland on August 23rd. On the way down, there was a man on my ECS bus that was extremely upset, to the point of tears, that he had to participate in the protest. He said all the usual things: Sports are my escape, I don’t want to see politics at games, gays are treated fairly in America now, and so on. I thought about this person quite a bit in the hours that followed. (Editor’s note: This is an extraordinary, thought-provoking piece of writing from a Seattle Sounders fan. I highly recommend spending some time with this.)








WSOC: Season opening clash of division titans ends in drawUBC
After a gritty and closely contested affair the No. 10 UBC Thunderbirds (0-0-1) and No. 2 Trinity Western Spartans (0-0-1) settled for a 0-0 draw to open their Canada West seasons on a sunny Friday evening at Thunderbird Stadium.

SFU shocked at home, 33-game unbeaten streak snappedSFU
SFU men’s soccer’s 33-game home unbeaten streak was snapped Saturday night after California State University San Bernardino scored a goal in the second minute and then hung on for a 1-0 win in the final game of the Burnaby Showdown.

Late goal costs MSOC victory at Fraser ValleyTRU
A late goal scored in extra time has resulted in the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack leaving the Fraser Valley with a single point in Canada West men’s soccer on Saturday (Sept 7).

Courtney duo big factors as WSOC draws in Calgary TRU Wolfpack
When is a tie as good as a win? When you are playing one of the top ranked teams in the nation.

UNBC Timberwolves women’s soccer season off to great startPrince George Citizen
Fresh off a 1-0 victory against the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack on Thursday to open their 2019 Canada West regular season, the UNBC Timberwolves looked to carry forward the momentum from that win into their game against the UBCO Heat on Saturday afternoon at Masich Place Stadium.

VMSL Premier Division 2019/20 Completely Baseless Season PreviewAFTN
The 2019/20 Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) season kicks off this weekend and we can’t wait. There’s new teams, new players, new hope, and some great local football that we can’t encourage you enough to get out and take in over these fall and winter weekends.

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
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.

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 wins 6:0 over Cuba with record-setting performance in Concacaf Nations League openerCSA
It was a night for records as Canada won their opening match of Concacaf Nations League with a 6:0 victory over Cuba. Jonathan David set Canada’s single-season goal scoring record with his 8th goal of the year while captain Junior Hoilett scored a hat trick in front of his hometown crowd. Jonathan Osorio and Doneil Henry added to the tally as Canada set a Men’s National Team record with six goals in a home international match.

Canada uses Cuba win in Nations League to right wrongs of Haiti lossSportsnet
Sometimes a team learns more in defeat than it does in victory. Mishaps or breakdowns can often indicate an underlying concern that may not be as big of a focus after a win.

Budding, laid-back star Jonathan David rewriting Canada’s record booksSN
Alphonso Davies deservedly receives a lot of hype as the future face of Canadian men’s soccer, but this year has seen the emergence of another budding young star.

CPL Roundup: Zajac, Borges lead Forge past York9 2-1Delta Optimist
Marcel Zajac scored in the 52nd minute as Forge FC downed York9 FC 2-1 on Sunday in Canadian Premier League action.


Fury FC falls short against Atlanta United 2Vancouver Sun
Andrew Carleton’s second goal of the night in the 72nd minute made the difference as Atlanta United 2 edged Ottawa Fury FC 3-2 in a United Soccer League Championship match in Atlanta on Saturday.

USL Championship Gameday Report: September 8, Week 27USL
As part of three games on Sunday in the Championship, Orange County SC collected its fourth-straight league win win with a 2-1 victory over Portland Timbers 2 at Providence Park.


Sam Kerr close to third NWSL golden boot after clinical braceFox Sports
Matildas captain Samantha Kerr was given an early birthday present as she netted a pair of clinical goals for her Chicago Red Stars in the USA.

Orlando Pride vs. Reign FC: Final Score 3-1 as the Pride Drop Another on the RoadThe Maneland
A 90-minute match and 90 more minutes of weather delay combined to make it a tough night for the Pride.

Royals win overshadowed by allegations of racism in the standsThe Equalizer
The Utah Royals defeated the Portland Thorns 1-0 on Friday night in Salt Lake City, but the victory was marred by allegations of racist abuse towards Portland goalkeeper Adrianna Franch.

English kick WSL off with record attendances in the homes of the men’s gameInside World Football
The English Women’s Super League enjoyed record attendances during the opening weekend of the new season with the six first fixtures attracting almost 63,000 fans.

Caroline Weir fires Manchester City to opening-day win over United in WSLThe Guardian
The Manchester City manager, Nick Cushing, said he hopes some of the Women’s Super League record crowd of 31,213 will be convinced into coming to their home at the Academy Stadium after a patient City beat their noisy neighbours.

The Women’s Super League Thanks You for Attending. Please Come Again.NY Times
Women’s soccer took the main stage in Europe over the weekend. But those who took part know progress will come not in one-time showcases, but in hard work week after week.

South Korea Women’s nat’l football coach resigns amid assault allegationsYonhap
The head coach of the South Korean women’s national football team resigned on Monday amid allegations that he physically and verbally assaulted his players.


Euro 2020 roundup: Italy beat Finland while Norway draw in Sweden The Guardian
Italy required a late penalty to extend their 100% record in Euro 2020 qualifying with a 2-1 win over Finland in Tampere.

European Qualifiers: What to watch out for this weekUEFA
There’s plenty of intrigue as we move beyond the halfway stage in qualifying.

Barcelona preparing lifetime contract for Lionel MessiNBC Sports
According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona is preparing a contract extension for Lionel Messi that would see him stay at Barcelona for the rest of his playing career and possibly beyond.

Eto’o retires – Nine historic moments of Cameroon’s number 9All Africa
Africa and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o finally decided to hang his boots. Eto’o, four times CAF player of the year wrote on his page on Instagram on Friday (6 September 2019) “The End. Towards a new challenge. Thank you for your big love”.

Asian giants aim to open with a bangFIFA
Asia’s big boys will take centre stage as the continent’s second qualifying round for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar reaches the matchday 2 on Tuesday.

European Leagues want more cash and greater protection in UEFA club competition revampInside World Football
The European Leagues umbrella group have advocated for a fairer wealth distribution in the European game. They also argue that domestic leagues must be protected from any expansion in the European club game.

Somalia’s miracle men eye more historyFIFA
It’s the upset everyone has been talking about. The highest-ranked team in the first round of African preliminaries beaten by the lowest, as Somalia earned their first-ever FIFA World Cup qualifying win.

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