BC Soccer News, Thursday, August 8, 2019






Bair hungry for a chance to make an impact with WhitecapsThe Province
The 19-year-old Whitecaps striker has now made four Major League Soccer starts — and eight appearances in all — but the back of the net remains elusive.

Michaell Chirinos | Who he is and What he Means for the Vancouver WhitecapsEighty-Six Forever
Chirinos is a 24 year old winger from Honduras. Like many Honduran stars he began his career with CD Olimpia. He actually played against the Whitecaps during their 2015 CONCACAF Champions league campaign.

Whitecaps FC loan out centre back Brendan McDonough to USL club Charlotte IndependenceWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Wednesday that the club has loaned centre back Brendan McDonough to United Soccer League Championship club Charlotte Independence. McDonough will be on loan for the duration of the 2019 USL schedule and will be eligible to rejoin Whitecaps FC following the current 2019 MLS season.

Part-owner Steve Nash sees brighter times ahead for Vancouver WhitecapsSportsnet
Part-owner Steve Nash sees brighter days ahead for the Vancouver Whitecaps under first-year coach Marc Dos Santos.

Impact sign former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkić, bring back Ballou TablaMontreal Gazette
The Montreal Impact have signed 29-year-old Spanish forward Bojan Krkić and also brought homegrown product Ballou Tabla back into the fold on a six-month loan from FC Barcelona.

Cristian Pavon to Galaxy, Brian Rodriguez to LAFC as MLS transfer window closesLA Times
It took a little longer than expected and it was a lot more complicated than anticipated, but the Galaxy and LAFC both landed the young South American players they were looking for Wednesday, just hours before the close of the MLS secondary transfer window.

MLS Transfer Deadline Tracker: RSL adds Rowe, D.C. United signs Kamara, and moreSBI
Here are the latest moves on the last day of the MLS summer transfer window.

Minnesota United tops Portland Timbers to advance to U.S. Open Cup finalPro Soccer USA
Goals from Darwin Quintero and Mason Toye powered Minnesota United FC past the Portland Timbers in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.

Wayne Rooney revived DC United but Europe still clearly trumps MLSYahoo Sports
Wayne Rooney was always pretty clear about what he wanted to achieve in Major League Soccer. From the moment England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer signed with DC United last summer he spoke about winning. About leaving his mark on a club lacking direction at the time of his arrival. He didn’t waste much time in making good on his word.







UFV women’s soccer squad wades into heavy preseason slateChilliwack Progress
Given the degree of difficulty that their regular-season schedule presents, it only makes sense that the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team loads up its preseason slate with heavyweight opponents.

WolfPack men’s soccer program raising a few pups in retooling seasonCFJC
It’s been a breakthrough last two years for the TRU men’s soccer team. From the basement of the Canada West in its first three seasons in USPORTS to a bronze medal at the national championships it hosted in 2017. Then last season, it captured another bronze medal at the Canada West Final Four.

Whitecaps FC Academy striker Frixos Petsas called up to Cyprus U-17 national teamWhitecaps FC
Petsas, 16, originally hails from Nicosia, Cyprus before he and his family moved to Vancouver. Petsas joined the Whitecaps FC MLS Academy in August 2017 after previously playing with Mountain United FC in the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League.

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!

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.


Canadian Championship 2019: Montreal, Toronto come out on top in Leg 1 of semisSN
The Montreal Impact and Toronto FC were able to establish their dominance in Leg 1 of the semifinals at the Canadian Championship on Wednesday.

Cavalry will look to overcome single goal deficit after dropping semi-finals openerCTV
The MLS’ Impact Montreal, playing in front of their home crowd at Stade Saputo, held off Cavalry FC 2-1 during the first leg of the Canadian Championship semi-finals on Wednesday evening.

Free kicks: Captain Ledgerwood lost to Cavalry for rest of semifinalOttawa Sun
If Cavalry FC can help it, its captain won’t go down with the ship next Wednesday at Spruce Meadows.

Fury have a big hole to dig out of in Canadian Championship semifinalCanada.com
A true “Battle of Ontario” it isn’t. And it never will be. For the moment, though, it shakes down a lot like the current state of the NHL rivalry between Toronto and Ottawa, in that it’s clearly a battle of the haves and have-nots.

Tony Tchani, Veteran MLS Midfielder, Signs With FC EdmontonLast Word on Soccer
On the final day of the Canadian transfer window, veteran MLS midfielder, Tony Tchani, signed with FC Edmonton. In mid-July, Jeff Paulus, Head Coach for the Eddies, had told Last Word on Soccer he intended on signing another player soon.

Murrell out as captain of Valour FC, awaits further discipline, after outburst in HalifaxWinnipeg Sun
Murrell is automatically suspended for three games by the Canadian Premier League for receiving a red card and further discipline will likely be handed down by Canada Soccer within a week.

The Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team Eats Pancakes Before Every GameCoveteur
Christine Sinclair chatted to us about everything.


USL Championship Gameday Report: August 7, Week 23USL
Nashville SC earned its fourth consecutive shutout victory to extend its club-record shutout streak to 376 minutes with a 4-0 victory over Hartford Athletic on Wednesday night at First Tennessee Park.

El Paso Locomotive Leadership Announces Contribution to Victims’ Relief FundsUSL
The MountainStar Sports Group Foundation, on behalf of the El Paso Chihuahuas Foundation and the El Paso Locomotive FC Foundation, the Foster Family Foundation and Hunt Family Foundation, together announced on Wednesday it will contribute a total of $150,000 to the two victims’ relief funds to support those affected by the tragic event that occurred on Saturday, August 3rd in El Paso.


Reign FC Blanks Portland for Second Time in Home WinGoalWA
For the second time this season, Reign FC shut out the NWSL’s highest-scoring offense, beating rivals Portland Thorns FC 1-0 at Cheney Stadium in front of a crowd of 5,865 on Wednesday night. Midfielder Rosie White scored her second consecutive game-winning goal as the club picked up three points.

NWSL Wednesday Rewind: Reign, Royals earn home wins ahead of weekend clashSBI
Two National Women’s Soccer League tilts on Wednesday saw home-field advantage play a part as both Reign FC and Utah Royals FC took care of business at Cheney Stadium and Rio Tinto Stadium, respectively.

Pride’s Toni Pressley, 29, diagnosed with breast cancer: ‘I will be back soon’Yahoo Sports
Orlando Pride defender Toni Pressley was diagnosed with cancer and began treatment late last week, the team announced Wednesday.

U.S. Soccer hires lobbyists to argue women’s national team isn’t underpaidPolitico
The U.S. Soccer Federation has hired two Washington lobbying firms to push back against claims that it pays the women’s national team less than half of what it pays the men’s team.

Wexford Youths suffer opening UWCL defeatFAI
Wexford Youths started their UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying round campaign with a 3-1 defeat against Albanian side Vllaznia.

Whistleblowers question FIFA’s inaction over ‘widespread’ Afghan sexual abuseInside World Football
Two of the leading figures behind the campaign to expose sexual abuse by Afghan officials have gone back on the offensive accusing FIFA of not doing nearly enough and calling for far more concrete action.


Manchester City looking to make it a hat trick of Premier League titlesThe Star
One thing Pep Guardiola doesn’t tolerate is complacency.

Romelu Lukaku: Inter Milan reach agreement to sign Man Utd strikerBBC Sport
Inter Milan have reached an agreement with Manchester United to sign striker Romelu Lukaku for a fee that could rise to 80m euros (£74m).

Premier League transfer deadline day movesCanada.com
Latest news and highlights from the Premier League’s transfer deadline day on Thursday.

Neil Lennon hopes to reinvest Kieran Tierney cash in Celtic squadThe Guardian
Neil Lennon hopes he will be given Kieran Tierney’s record £25m transfer fee to reinvest in his Celtic squad. Lennon was busy overseeing his team’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Cluj as reports broke that a deal had been struck with Arsenal to make Tierney Scotland’s most expensive ever footballer.

Ligue 1 Conforama back with a bangLigue 1
The Ligue 1 Conforama season kicks off with a mouthwatering clash between Monaco and Olympique Lyonnais.

Ligue 1 preview: PSG will win the title but everything else is up for grabsThe Guardian
Lyon will try to push PSG but they are likely to be battling with Lille, Marseille and St Étienne for the Champions League places.

Gabriel Jesus: Brazilian’s Copa America antics earns Manchester City forward two-month banBBC Sport
Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus has received a two-month international ban for his behaviour after he was sent off during the Copa America final last month.

CAF Cup debutants Pyramids ready to rise into an African forceYahoo Sports
A change of name and owner has turned Egyptian club Pyramids FC into a force to reckon with ahead of their African debut Friday in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Bury face 14-day deadline to avoid EFL expulsion as Carabao Cup tie suspendedThe Guardian
Bury’s Carabao Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday next Tuesday has been suspended, the Football League has announced.

South Korean police raid company involved in Ronaldo no-showYahoo Sports
South Korean police raided the office of a marketing agency on Thursday as part of a fraud investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo’s non-appearance in a friendly match between Juventus and a K-League selection last month.

Indian military clampdown forces I-League’s Real Kashmir FC to rethink pre-seasonInside World Football
I-League club Real Kashmir FC may shift their pre-season preparations to Jamshedpur or Mumbai over the tense situation in the state, clubs officials have said.

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