BC Soccer News, Thursday, June 13, 2019




SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019, 7:00 PM



‘Caps quest for Voyageurs Cup begins at Cavalry FC on July 10Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC will begin the quest for their second Voyageurs Cup on July 10 when they visit Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC at ATCO Field in Calgary, Alberta.

Cavalry FC books dates with Vancouver Whitecaps in third round of Canadian ChampionshipAFTN
Major League Soccer is coming to Calgary. Canadian Premier League leaders Cavalry FC stamped their ticket to face the Vancouver Whitecaps in the third round of the 2019 Canadian Championship with a 2-1 home victory over Forge FC (3-2 on aggregate) on June 11.

2019 MLS player salary list releasedNBC Sports
The MLS Players Association (MLSPA) has released its latest salary figures for 2019, and there are plenty of increases across the board.

MLS salaries: Vancouver Whitecaps ranked second from bottomPro Soccer USA
The organization has been criticized for not spending, but at the same time, the Whitecaps were ninth when it comes to dollars spent per point in MLS.

Sing When You’re Whining podcast: Complicated Whitecaps salary numbers need explainingVancouver Sun
We talk about the recently published Whitecaps salary numbers.

Toronto FC salaries 2019: Raises for Altidore and Osorio, Pozuelo’s contract revealedWaking the Red
We learned that Jozy Altidore has received a raise (well, his guaranteed compensation has increased by $1.3 million, although his base salary has actually gone down by just over $100,000). Also, Jonathan Osorio is now the club’s highest-paid non-DP, with a $776,250 guaranteed compensation figure more than a $500,000 increase on his salary from last year.




SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019, 9:00 AM PT



Coastal FC to host grand-opening event for new indoor soccer centreSurrey Now-Leader
Coastal FC is set to celebrate its new indoor soccer facility with a grand-opening celebration this weekend.

Young Kelsey team ‘in the mix’ at AA soccer provincialsCowichan Valley Citizen
A top-eight finish at the provincial AA championships may have been a little over-ambitious, Frances Kelsey girls soccer coach Brian Johnston admitted, but the young team laid the groundwork for some future success at the tournament that wrapped up on June 1 in Campbell River.

Beach Soccer Blast heats up the sandGeorgia Straight
Taking place at Spanish Banks every summer, Beach Soccer Blast is the only competition of its kind in B.C.

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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.

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019, 12:00 PM PT



Allysha Chapman brings World Cup experience to Canada’s defenceToronto Sun
As the starting left back for Canada, Allysha Chapman is a member of arguably one of the best back lines at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Christine Sinclair celebrates 36th birthday with lava cake at World CupThe Star
Sinclair did not talk to reporters Wednesday but veteran midfielder Sophie Schmidt said the captain awoke to a sign on her door. Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” was one of the first songs played pretraining as the team piled out of the bus and put on their cleats at the picturesque Stade Paul Bourgeat in Gieres, just outside Grenoble.

Canada at the Concacaf Gold Cup: What you need to knowSportsnet
How much progress has the Canadian men’s team made under John Herdman? We’ll get a good idea over the next few weeks when Canada competes at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, its first major tournament since Herdman took over as coach last year.

Mark-Anthony Kaye could be the key for Canada at Concacaf Gold CupSportsnet
When Mark-Anthony Kaye fractured his left ankle last July, it prematurely ended a breakout campaign for the Canadian midfielder.

Wanderers advance to third leg of Canadian ChampionshipWestern Star
The Halifax Wanderers are on to the next round of the Canadian Championship. They beat Valour FC 2-0 in Winnipeg on Wednesday to complete a 4-1 victory in the two-game aggregate series.

Edmonton defeat Y9, but fail to advance in CanChampCanPL
York9 FC are the third and final CPL team to qualify for the third round of the Canadian Championship, as they eliminated FC Edmonton at Clarke Field on Wednesday. With a second-leg score of 1-0 in favour of FCE, York9 won the tie 3-2 on aggregate thanks to their 3-1 home victory a week previously.

Calgary and Hamilton’s soccer teams face sanctions for misconductCTV
Members of Calgary’s Cavalry FC and Hamilton’s Forge FC are facing disciplinary action following a fight that took place at the end of a match last week.


Match Recap: Toronto FC II vs. North Texas SCToronto FC
Toronto FC II and North Texas SC played to a 3-3 draw Wednesday afternoon at BMO Training Complex.

Wednesday USOC Rewind: New Mexico United FC ousts Rapids, Timbers eliminate Sounders, and moreSBI
The fourth round of 2019 U.S. Open Cup continued on Wednesday with another MLS side suffering an upset to lower-league competition.

US Open Cup Round of 16 pairings unveiled in draw on ThursdayMLS
With nearly all the action in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup fourth round in the books, the draw for the upcoming Round of 16 is coming up.



Women’s World Cup: France overcomes Norway; Germany, Nigeria winNBC Sports
After the goals and excitement of the first round of group stage games, Wednesday’s action saw more cagey affairs, with France dramatically winning on a controversial penalty kick.

Subplots abound as Matildas gear up for defining game with BrazilThe Guardian
Alea iacta est. So the histories report Caesar uttered as he crossed the Rubicon, risking all on the hopes of a dream. After days of furore following Australia’s shock loss to a vastly improved Italy – and the acrimony of a reheated saga from months past – suddenly for the Matildas in France the stakes have never been higher.

Germany’s Math: Two Goals, Two Wins and One Big LossNY Times
The Germans have survived their first two games, including Wednesday’s against Spain, but losing their best player could hurt.

U.S. women’s team slammed for excessive goal celebration at World CupChilliwack Progress
Former Canadian international Kaylyn Kyle says she has received death threats for her TV criticism of the U.S. team for excessive goal celebrations in a 13-0 rout of 34th-ranked Thailand at the Women’s World Cup in France.

Olympique Lyonnais: Where French football stars are madeFrance 24
A number of standout players on the French women’s national team, including Wendie Renard and Amel Majri, share at least one thing in common: they all trained with Olympique Lyonnais.

How Argentina’s women took on blatant sexism to reach the World CupThe Guardian
The team were so underfunded they did not play at all between 2015 and 2017 but next take on England in France on Friday.

Women’s Champions League qualifying round draw: 21 JuneUEFA
A record 62 clubs from 50 countries have entered and 40 will be involved in the qualifying round draw at 13:30CET on 21 June.

Infantino re-floats concept of a womens’ club World LeagueInside World Football
FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to resurrect the concept of a ‘world league’ for women in order to generate additional revenue to help address the disparity in prize money compared to the men’s game.


Real Madrid spree continues while Barcelona close on GriezmannThe Guardian
Real Madrid have signed the Lyon left-back Ferland Mendy, making the defender the third summer addition to their squad.

Premier League 2019-20 schedule announcedNBC Sports
The 2019-20 Premier League schedule has been announced. That’s right, we are less than two months away from it all kicking off once again.

2019 Gold Cup full schedule, kick off times, venuesNBC Sports
Get excited. The 2019 Gold Cup on U.S. soil (with a few games in Costa Rica and Jamaica) is almost here, as 16 teams set out to be crowned the champions of the CONCACAF region.

Gold Cup ticket sales strong with sell outs in Houston, St Paul, LA and KansasInside World Football
Strong Gold Cup ticket sales are seeing a number of sell-outs and stadia nearing sell-out prior to the opening game in the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, this Saturday.

2019 Copa America full schedule, kick off times, venuesNBC Sports
There may be no Neymar in attendance, but with Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez and the exciting young Brazilian Lucas Paqueta, there’s plenty of exciting action awaiting us at this year’s Copa America.

Argentina’s chaotic Copa América planning puts Brazil in driving seatThe Guardian
The hosts are tipped to win the tournament but, as we saw in 2014, the pressure of the home crowd can cause them problems.

U-20 WC: Time to crown a new championFIFA
Few could have successfully predicted the final line-up when the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 began on 23 May. More fancied sides like France and Argentina have bowed out, while the two finalists, Ukraine and Korea Republic, came to Poland with distinct plans and have executed them to dazzling effect.

Messi, with $127m, tops world sports’ rich list. Ronaldo and Neymar followInside World Football
Lionel Messi is now officially the world’s highest paid sport star earning $127 million in the past 12 months, according to the Forbes top 100 ranking.

Four years and counting, Warner loses his appeal but has 21 days to avoid US extraditionInside World Football
Are the US authorities edging closer to snaring the man they want more than anyone else among the powerbrokers snared in the $200 million FIFAGate corruption scandal?

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