BC Soccer News, Thursday, August 29, 2019





Report and Reaction: Vancouver Whitecaps pay the penalty as they throw away chances in loss to MontrealAFTN
It was ultimately a disappointing homecoming for Marc Dos Santos and Maxime Crepeau in Montreal on Wednesday evening, in an action packed match that saw the Impact come away with a 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Impact 2, Whitecaps 1: Bells ring for Montreal in La Belle ProvinceEdmonton Journal
It was a good start, but apart from the goals of Montreal, there was always a lot of good control from our side.

Vancouver Whitecaps play well and still loseSoccer Shorts
In his 1967 essay “The Death of the Author” Roland Barthes argued that subjective interpretations of any work of literature were equally valid. Nothing is right and nothing is wrong.

Chirinos called back up to Honduras MNT for September friendlies following Gold Cup appearanceWhitecaps FC
New Vancouver Whitecaps FC winger Michaell Chirinos has been selected to the Honduras men’s national team for a pair of friendlies in September.

Iraqi fans swarm Whitecaps social media with love for Ali AdnanDaily Hive
The Vancouver Whitecaps have had an up-and-down season (mostly down, let’s be honest), but they look to have found an elite left-back with an enormous and enthusiastic following.






Cavalry, Pacific split points in back-and-forth battle CanPL
Cavalry FC and Pacific FC players will be scratching their heads Wednesday wondering how their side didn’t come away victors in a 1-1 draw at Spruce Meadows.

Mosher hoping experienced additions will be “instrumental” in UBC Thunderbirds’ latest run at national titleAFTN
UBC Thunderbirds got their quest for a 14th national title off to a winning start this past weekend with a pair of victories over Canada West Pacific Division rivals.

Cascades renew rivalry with T-WolvesUFV
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer squad renews hostilities with the UNBC Timberwolves this weekend, seeking their first win of the young Canada West campaign.

First signs of a second wind? UFV’s gifted youthful core embraces opportunity as Cascades women’s soccer takes a hopeful forward stepVarsity Letters
You can’t really define a second wind, except to say that although invisible to the naked eye, it brings a presence which is undeniably uplifting.

T-Birds hit the road looking to build off a successful opening weekendUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer team looks to remain unbeaten on the young season when they hit the road for week two of the Canada West campaign with games against Thompson Rivers and UBC Okanagan this 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
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.


Bustos provides spark as Valour downs HFX at homeCanPL
It took a few moments of magic, but Valour FC is back in the win column, edging HFX Wanderers FC by a score of 2-0 on Wednesday at IG Field. With two quick goals to open the second half, Valour downed HFX for the fourth time this year across all competitions.

Marco Carducci makes history with Canadian national team call-upAFTN
Cavalry FC goalkeeper Marco Carducci made Canadian Premier League history this week, being named the first Canadian player from the fledgling league to earn a call-up to the men’s national team.

CONCACAF League PREVIEW: C.D. Olimpia vs. Forge FC (Leg 2)CanPL
Forge FC will take the Canadian Premier League abroad once more on Thursday as they travel to Honduras to try and exorcise some Canadian soccer demons. With a spot in the CONCACAF League quarter-finals on the line, Forge will try to hang onto the 1-0 aggregate lead over C.D. Olimpia they earned in last Thursday’s first leg back in Hamilton.

Herdman: Davies, David examples to follow for young CanadiansSportsnet
As the Canadian men’s national team prepares for its Concacaf Nations League matches against Cuba in September, head coach John Herdman still has one eye on the future of Canadian soccer.

Cape Breton United capture senior men’s ‘A’ soccer championshipCape Breton Post
The Cape Breton United senior men’s soccer team captured the Nova Scotia provincial title on Sunday.


USL Championship Gameday Report: August 28, Week 23USL
Greenville Triumph SC extended its unbeaten run to six matches and moved into third place in the USL League One standings with a 1-0 win over Forward Madison FC Wednesday night at Breese Stevens Field.

New US pro-league NISA to debut this weekendInside World Football
The second third tier US professional league opens for business this weekend when Oakland Roots meet California United Strikers in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) inaugural 2019 fall season.


The Week in Women’s Football: A comprehensive review of Champions League qualifying rounds – Groups 6 – 10Tribal Football
We continue our review of the 2019-20 European Women’s Champions League Qualification Round—looking at Groups 6-10 this week in our second part, after reviewing Groups 1-5 last week.

World Cup absence no barrier for HegerbergFIFA
It has become a tradition in the women’s game – and a logical one at that – that individual awards in FIFA Women’s World Cup years should go to the players who have lit up the tournament.

What is the NWSL’s concussion protocol?The Equalizer
United States internationals Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan each suffered recent head injuries during play with their respective National Women’s Soccer League teams, a pair of scary incidents which brought the league’s concussion protocol into the spotlight.


Ajax edge Apoel to return to UCL group stageESPN
A goal by midfielder Edson Alvarez on his first start and a brilliant strike by Dusan Tadic fired Ajax into the Champions League group stage as they beat Apoel Nicosia of Cyprus 2-0 on Wednesday following a scoreless draw last week.

Ajax’s Champions League revival continues despite club’s budget and competition’s obstinanceYahoo Sports
So maybe Ajax really is back.

Champions League group stage draw: all you need to knowUEFA
What time is Thursday’s draw? Who is involved? How can I follow it? Get the lowdown.

UEL preview: One final hurdle for Wolves to reach group stageNBC Sports
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ stated goal of reaching the Europa League group stage is 90 minutes (or, maybe 120) from becoming reality ahead of Thursday’s qualification second leg against Torino.

Leicester beats Newcastle on penalties in League CupTSN
Kasper Schmeichel saved two penalties Wednesday as Leicester beat Newcastle 4-2 in a shootout to reach the third round of the English League Cup.

Bolton Wanderers: Football Ventures completes takeover to save League One clubBBC Sport
Bolton Wanderers’ survival has been secured after Football Ventures (Whites) Limited completed its protracted takeover of the club.

Madrid and Barcelona coping with injury-ridden startSportsnet
Eden Hazard still hasn’t set foot on the field for an official match. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez sat side-by-side in the stands while their teammates played in front of them.

China vs Japan club battles end all square after AFC Champions League first legInside World Football
The first legs of the AFC Champions League quarter finals in the eastern zone have both ended all square and with all to play for in two weeks.

Ref halts Nice-Marseille over anti-gay bannersESPN
The Ligue 1 game between Nice and Marseille was halted for several minutes during the first half on Wednesday after the home fans unfurled two banners with anti-gay messages.

Rangers to decline away tickets amid threat of Uefa stadium closureThe Guardian
Rangers have told Uefa chiefs they will not take up their ticket allocation for their next European trip in a bid to stave off a potential full stadium closure, the club has announced.

Fans of Dortmund, Burnley share UEFA’s annual diversity awardNBC Sports
UEFA has given Borussia Dortmund a share of European soccer’s annual award to fans for the club’s “tireless long-term work” tackling racism and supporting refugees.

“Player-to-Ref” program to address officiating crisisSFU
The Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2 CCA) and Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) have teamed up to create the “Collegiate P2R” program to address the officiating crisis facing amateur athletics in the United States of America. The two associations are affiliates of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and represent 310 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II member institutions.

FIFA power player Leoz, indicted in US, dies in Paraguay, aged 90Inside World Football
Nicolás Leoz, the one-time Paraguayan powerbroker alleged to have been one of the masterminds of the corruption scandal that brought FIFA to its knees but who managed to escape the clutches of US prosecutors, has died at the age of 90.

Why didn’t Premier League clubs do more to save Bury?Forbes
The warning signs had been there for years. Season after season, concerning figures were published depicting the levels of eye-watering debt being taken on by clubs in the EFL in an effort to reach the promised land, the Premier League. At one league meeting in March, the immediate futures of three different clubs (Blackpool, Bolton and Coventry) was discussed.

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