BC Soccer News, Thursday, September 19, 2019







MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2, Houston Dynamo 1, September 14, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccerweb by Richard Howes.

Impact beats Toronto 1-0 in first leg of Canadian ChampionshipVancouver Sun
But win at Saputo Stadium came with a cost, as Bojan Krkic and Maxi Urruti both left the game with injuries.

Columbus Crew hopes to build off impressive victory over AtlantaColumbus Dispatch
The writing at the bottom of certain mirrors doesn’t accurately describe how the Crew is approaching the rest of the season after a stunning win at Atlanta United.

MLS Wednesday Rewind: Martinez brace lifts Atlanta United over FC Cincinnati, Red Bulls earn crucial road win, and moreSBI
On a night with a condensed Major League Soccer schedule packed with playoff implications, the defending MLS Cup winners and current Supporters’ Shield holders both delivered crucial road wins.

Timbers woes continue as playoffs nearYahoo Sports
If the Timbers match on Wednesday was an episode of Sesame Street, the Count’s number of the day would have been Three… Three. It was the number of points the Timbers hoped to gain, and it was how many minutes the Red Bulls needed to dash Portland’s hopes.

How the playoff races are shaping up in Week 29MLS
Here are the latest developments in the 2019 MLS Cup Playoff race after the midweek results in Week 29 and ahead of a full 12-match weekend slate:

Former RSL coach Mike Petke sues his former team, says he is owed nearly $700KSalt Lake Tribune
Former Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke filed a lawsuit Tuesday against his former team, seeking nearly $700,000 that he claims RSL still owes him after he says they breached his contract.

Ryan Hollingshead Re-Signs with FC Dallas With New Two Year ContractFC Dallas
FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead has agreed to terms on a new, two-year contract, with a club option for the 2022 season, the club announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Toronto FC, coach fined for violating MLS’s mass confrontation policyDelta Optimist
For the second week in a row, Toronto FC and coach Greg Vanney have been fined for violating Major League Soccer’s mass confrontation policy.

Yotun leads Cruz Azul to inaugural Leagues Cup in Las VegasYahoo Sports
A neutral venue didn’t stop the Leagues Cup Final from rocking on Wednesday evening, as 20,132 fans filed into Sam Boyd Stadium to see Cruz Azul outlast Tigres in the showpiece of the competition.




SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019, 12:30 PM PT



WSOC: Undefeated ‘Birds back home to host Prairie foesUBC
Following a dominant six-point road trip to Alberta last weekend, the No. 8 UBC Thunderbirds (2-0-2) are back home to host a pair of prairie visitors as the Regina Cougars (1-2-1) head to Thunderbird Stadium Friday, September 20th, followed by the Saskatchewan Huskies (3-1) on Saturday night.

VISL’s top level again loaded with premier talentTimes Colonist
The VISL Division 1 has boasted World Cup players George Pakos, Jamie Lowery, Ian Bridge and other highly capped Canada players such as Bob Bolitho, Brian Robinson and Ike MacKay. So why not follow the lead of practically every other soccer league in the world, pro or amateur, which labels its top division the Premiership?

Cowichan United opens season with drawCowichan Valley Citizen
Cowichan United opened the Div. 2 women’s soccer season with a 1-1 draw against Castaways FC at the Sherman Road turf last Friday night.

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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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.


Edgar’s late goal lifts Forge FC to 1-1 draw with HFX WanderersDelta Optimist
David Edgar scored in injury time to help Hamilton’s Forge FC earn a 1-1 draw against the host HFX Wanderers on Wednesday night in Canadian Premier League action.

New 12,000-seat soccer stadium part of Spruce Meadows future planCTV
A 30-year plan for the future of Spruce Meadows includes a 12,000-seat soccer stadium and field house as the venue evolves from its current equestrian-specific focus.

How the growing profile of the Canadian Premier League has caught the attention of National Team players and coaches alikeBTS
With the recent milestone of Marco Carducci’s call-up earlier this month in mind, we took the chance to speak to a couple of players about the CPL, getting their thoughts on the league as it continues to grow in its inaugural campaign.

Hex Watch: Canada closes ground; USMNT up to 21 in FIFA RankingsNBC Sports
The USMNT moved up another spot in the FIFA Rankings, climbing to the precipice of the Top 20.


USL Championship Gameday Report: September 18, Week 29USL
Saint Louis FC extended its winning streak to five games and shutout streak to 383 minutes with a 2-0 victory over the first-place New York Red Bulls II on Wednesday night at West Community Stadium. Elsewhere, Wal Fall’s 91st-minute penalty kick helped Ottawa Fury FC end its four-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies at TD Place. However, the Rowdies and Nashville SC clinched their places in the postseason after the Charleston Battery suffered a 3-1 defeat against ATL UTD 2 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.


NWSL: Utah Royals vs. Reign FC rained out, rescheduled for next weekPro Soccer USA
The playing surface at Cheyney Field was deemed “unplayable” after significant rainfall.

Portland Thorns move forward after worst loss in club history: ‘We won’t ever let that happen again’Oregon Live
The morning after suffering a stunning 6-0 loss to the North Carolina Courage, the Portland Thorns returned to Providence Park for a routine rehabilitation session. The practice was light, but the mood wasn’t. It had been less than 24 hours since the Thorns had suffered their worst loss in club history and the game was still fresh in the players’ minds.

London City Lionesses: Can a women’s team thrive independently?BBC Sport
Can a women’s team thrive at the top level without any ties to a men’s club? After breaking away from Millwall, London City Lionesses believe the answer is “yes”.

USWNT announces final matches of World Cup-winning yearNBC Sports
The Women’s World Cup champion U.S. team will wrap up 2019 with matches against Sweden and Costa Rica.

Infantino tells Iran that banning women from stadia is ‘unacceptable’Inside World Football
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has finally been pressured into personally reacting to Iran’s ban on women attending men’s football following the grotesque tragedy of a female fan dying after setting fire to herself.


UCL Rewind: PSG downs Real Madrid, Atletico fights back to tie Juventus, and moreSBI
Two of Europe’s top sides met on Wednesday with the hosts taking the full three points in Paris.

For decadent, deficient Real Madrid the problems start in midfieldThe Guardian
The team were incapable even of the basics in Paris and it is a wonder Spanish clubs have not exploited the weaknesses more.

French drop League Cup to ‘ease’ pressure on calendarInside World Football
French authorities are scrapping the country’s League Cup after this season, leaving England as the only major European footballing nation with two domestic knockout competitions.

Europa League preview: Man Utd, Wolves, Arsenal begin group stageNBC Sports
The Europa League begins its group stage on Thursday, with the three Premier League combatants taking on clubs from Kazakhstan, Portugal and Germany.

World Cup 2022: Qatar still failing to protect workers’ rights, says Amnesty InternationalBBC Sport
Workers in Qatar continue to be mistreated despite promises to improve rights ahead of the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International says.

Dutch soccer player Kelvin Maynard killed in AmsterdamYahoo Sports
Dutch police say that a man killed in an overnight shooting was former professional soccer player Kelvin Maynard.

FA Cup: The Southport manager giving second chances to former prisonersBBC Sport
When Southport played Tranmere Rovers in a televised FA Cup replay last season, Russell Benjamin was in prison counting down the days to his release.

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