BC Soccer News, Thursday, August 30, 2018







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A September to remember? ‘Caps begin crucial three-match homestand this Saturday at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
As we enter September and the days begin to get cooler again, the Major League Soccer (MLS) season is turning up the heat.

San Jose Earthquakes 4, FC Dallas 3 | 2018 MLS Match RecapMLS
After almost six months without a home victory, the San Jose Earthquakes ended their slump in a big way with an offensive explosion.

Makeshift TFC side fights valiantly but falls to TimbersSportsnet
It’s not looking very good for Toronto FC as the MLS regular season enters the home stretch.

Report: TFC, Jonathan Osorio agree to long-term dealSportsnet
Jonathan Osorio has reportedly signed a long-term contract with Toronto FC.

MLS Review: Red Bulls go top, Toronto beatenYahoo Sports
The New York Red Bulls moved to the top of the Eastern Conference in MLS, while Toronto’s play-off chances were dealt a blow.

Clint Dempsey announces retirement from professional soccerSeattle Sounders
Seattle Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey today announced his retirement from professional soccer. The 35-year-old concludes a historic 15-year career that saw him play for the New England Revolution, Fulham FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Sounders FC, in addition to the U.S. Men’s National Team.

Seattle Sounders hail Clint Dempsey’s legendary career after retirementMLS
It was the end of an era for the Seattle Sounders at their Wednesday training session at Starfire Sports Complex, on the heels of the news that star forward and US national team legend Clint Dempsey had officially announced his retirement from professional soccer.

Clint Dempsey was gritty as hell – but he could also conjure moments of inspirationThe Guardian
The striker proved American outfield players could cut it in Europe and helped blaze a trail for the likes of Christian Pulisic.

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PREVIEW: SFU men’s soccer aiming for national title in 2018SFU
When it comes to his expectations for the 2018 season, Clint Schneider is unmistakably forthright. The Simon Fraser University men’s soccer coach has only one goal in mind.

Stinson and Lampert impress with TSS RoversUBCO Heat
It has been a soccer-filled summer for both graduate Andrea Stinson and second year midfielder Erica Lampert, as they were selected to compete with the TSS Rovers of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) over the summer period.

Comox Valley soccer trio enters sophomore year at TRU BC Local News
Four Islanders who cut their teeth with the Upper Island Riptide program are helping the Thompson Rivers University women’s soccer team move forward.

Richmond forward scores her first goal for Nebraska Richmond News
University of Nebraska hosting Washington State in NCAA Division One women’s soccer and three players from Richmond on the field. That’s a very possible scenario when the two sides meet on Friday night in Lincoln in non-conference play.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League seasonPacific FC
Join Vancouver Island’s new CPL club! Become a Member of Pacific Football Club for first access seat selection and tickets.

Call for interest for 2018 TD Diploma course BCSA
Based on the level of interest, BC Soccer is planning to host a 2-day Technical Director’s course in late November or early December of 2018 (dates and location TBA). If you are interested in this course, please let BC Soccer know so they can update you.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.

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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Canada, Brazil set to renew women’s soccer rivalry in OttawaSportsnet
Fans are in for a treat this weekend when Canada and Brazil face off at Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium in an international women’s friendly.

L1O Review: Defense, the Best Form of AttackNorthern Starting XI
It was a frustrating night for Sigma on Sunday as they suffered their first loss of the season to a Woodbridge team looking to bounce back from losing the previous week. A masterclass in defence and clinical attacking saw Woodbridge come out 3 nil winners keeping them in the top four moving into the last few weeks of the regular season.


Match Preview: Toronto FC II vs. Atlanta UTD 2Toronto FC
The Young Reds are back at Lamport Stadium for a Friday night showdown with the kids from Atlanta. It’ll be just the second game at Lamport Stadium for the Young Reds having previously drawn FC Cincinnati 3-3 in late June.

Fresno’s soccer team will take on the Beast; Mexican pro team sets exhibition matchFresno Bee
Fresno Football Club is looking at some international competition, even if it’s only a “friendly.” The team announced on Wednesday it would host Mexico’s Club León for an exhibition Nov. 14 at Chukchansi Park.


The Week in Women’s Football: Champions League group stage qualifiers; U20 World Cup reviewTribal Football
This week, we look at the final six teams to advance from the Qualifying Rounds of the Women’s Champions League and give our thoughts on the recently completed 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.

PLAYER OF THE MONTH: NWSL honors Red Stars’ KerrFront Row Soccer
Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr was voted the National Women’s Soccer League player of the month by the NWSL Media Association for August.

Bronze out to revive English football feverFIFA
Over the course of a memorable English summer, Lucy Bronze was simply an ordinary fan. She loved every minute of it too.

Asian Games: Japan women’s football coach wary of improved ChinaKyodo News
Japan head coach Asako Takakura said Thursday she has noticed the remarkable improvements China, her team’s opponent in the Asian Games soccer final, have made since their previous clash in April.


UCL: Wild matches see Benfica, Red Star Belgrade throughNBC Sports
PSV Eindhoven made quick work of BATE Borisov on Wednesday to ensure its place in the UEFA Champions League group stage, but the day’s two other fixtures provided great drama, including a stomping incident and a horrific goalkeeping error.

Real Madrid joined by fresh faces in Champions League drawSportsnet
Title holder Real Madrid and other European powers could be paired against some fresh faces in the Champions League draw on Thursday.

Late drama as Forest knock Newcastle out of Carabao CupBBC Sport
Nottingham Forest knocked Premier League Newcastle out of the Carabao Cup for the second consecutive season after a dramatic finale.

OL’s home comfortsLigue 1
Olympique Lyonnais will be looking to extend their impressive record at Groupama Stadium as they play host to struggling OGC Nice in their 50th Ligue 1 Conforama outing at their new home.

Udinese’s Rolando Mandragora suspended for ‘blasphemous remarks’BBC Sport
It is not unheard of for players to be suspended for head-butting, drop-kicking fans, or even biting – if you’re a certain Luis Suarez. But being suspended for “blasphemous remarks” might just be a first.

FIFA lifts threat to suspend scandal-hit Ghana soccer bodyNBC Sports
FIFA has lifted a threat to suspend the Ghana Football Association after the government decided not to shut down the scandal-hit national soccer body.

Ex-South American soccer official gets prison sentenceStar Phoenix
A former top South American soccer official was sentenced on Wednesday to nine years in prison for pocketing millions of dollars in cash bribes as part of the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal.

Top Belgian football TV presenter charged with armed robberyThe Guardian
One of Belgium’s top football TV presenters has been charged with armed robbery during a raid in an affluent Brussels satellite town, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Dave Diaper: Sholing FC manager reaches 1,000 games in charge of non-league clubBBC Sport
Not many managers can boast taking charge of 1,000 games at the same club and probably only a few can back that feat up with a win ratio better than Sir Alex Ferguson.

Why would anyone be a Sunday league referee? The love of the gameThe Guardian
Every Sunday footballers gather on the 82 pitches at Hackney Marshes. It would be total chaos but for the men in the middle.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online)BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

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