BC Soccer News, Thursday, September 5, 2019







Coquitlam’s David Norman Jr. dealt to Miami by Whitecaps Tri City News
Coquitlam soccer player David Norman Jr. may not be over the moon about it, but he is going to Miami.

Is Marc Dos Santos Still “The Man?”Eighty-Six Forever
Things suck. Who’s fault is it?

Q&A: Steve Nash walks fine line between Whitecaps’ super fan, co-ownerNational Post
‘The Whitecaps are in an interesting situation too, because, without being relegated, we’ve hit the reset button. Obviously bringing in Marc Dos Santos, someone with an incredible vision and technically, tactically, he’s an excellent coach, and a great leader.’

VIDEO: Son of Daejeon: The Inbeom Hwang storyWhitecaps FC
“He’s really fallen in love with Vancouver.” The story of Inbeom Hwang and his journey from Daejeon, South Korea.

Playoff Scenarios: LAFC can clinch first place in the West this weekendMLS
Week 27 will be a lighter week in terms of MLS regular season game action than usual, but there are still games of importance.

Sources: MLS fans suspended for Iron Front flagESPN
A “handful” of fans belonging to the Timbers Army, the main supporters’ group for the Portland Timbers in MLS, have been banned from attending games at Providence Park for three matches, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN.






‘Very hard to do’: Silberbauer lauds Campbell as Pacific salvages key pointCanPL
Are there any superlatives left to describe Terran Campbell? Top of the Canadian Premier League’s Golden Boot race. Ten goals on the season — three above his closest competitor, Forge FC’s Tristan Borges. Eight goals in his last ten matches.

SFU opens season Thursday riding 32-game home unbeaten streakSFU
No. 13 ranked Simon Fraser University men’s soccer will bring a 32 game unbeaten streak into its season-opener on Thursday at Terry Fox Field (8:30PM) against one of its biggest rivals in the West Region – No. 2 ranked Cal Poly Pomona.

The unique talents of Simon Fraser’s Devin O’Hea: Clan’s super sophomore makes the rare switch from football receiver to soccer strikerVarsity Letters
For his entire athletic career, Devin O’Hea has had a tough time defining which version of football best fit his definition of The Beautiful Game.

WSOC: Defending CW champion Spartans top preseason pollCanada West
The back-to-back Canada West champion Trinity Western Spartans are the favourites heading into the 2019 CW women’s soccer season.

WSOC: ‘Birds open season at home in battle of top two teamsUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds will open their season at Thunderbird Stadium for the first time since 2013, as they host the top-ranked Trinity Western Spartans on Friday, September 6, and the UFV Cascades on Saturday, September 7.

TRU shows improvement in pre-seasonComox Valley Record
As her teams enters the 2019 season, Danielle Robertson says the women’s soccer program is the strongest she’s seen in her three years at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.

Cowichan LMG preparing to continue decade of successCowichan Valley Citizen
If Gorge was the Vancouver Island Soccer League’s Team of the Decade for the first 10 years of this century, it’s pretty clear who the Team of the Second Decade is.

UBC Okanagan Heat player tagged as league’s 3rd star of the weekKelowna Capital News
A UBC Okanagan player is being recognized by the league after the Heat’s historic two wins in men’s soccer.

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.


Canada moves on from Gold Cup letdown ahead of Nations LeagueCanPL
More than two months have passed since Canada’s embarrassing capitulation, and a new challenge presents itself, as Herdman’s side opens its CONCACAF Nations League campaign on Saturday when its hosts Cuba at BMO Field in Toronto.

Concacaf Nations League to qualify 16 teams for 16th edition of Gold Cup in 2021Inside World Football
Concacaf has confirmed that its Nations League – that kicks off its inaugural full edition during the current international window – will be the qualification pathway for the 2021 Gold Cup.

Milan Borjan savours life in Belgrade but hopes to lift up CanadaSportsnet
Milan Borjan speaks English, Spanish, Bulgarian and Serbo-Croatian — variations of which cover Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro — understands Turkish and has a little Romanian and Polish in his language repertoire.

Canada’s Alphonso Davies named in Bayern Munich’s 2019/20 UEFA Champions League squadBundesliga
Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies could make his UEFA Champions League debut in the coming months, after being named in Bayern Munich’s 28-man tournament squad.

Schaale, Capers hungry for men’s AUS soccer titleChronicle Herald
Three consecutive Atlantic conference banners, two straight national medals, a No. 1 ranking in U Sports men’s soccer and the return of the league MVP. It all gives the Cape Breton Capers a veneer of invincibility heading into the 2019 AUS season.

Desiree Scott the first Bison to be named into Canada West Hall of FameGo Bisons
Standout women’s soccer player Desiree Scott is headed to the Canada West Hall of Fame. The Winnipeg native is the first Bisons alum to be inducted and is one of the first 100 inductees across the conference, as Canada West celebrates its 100th anniversary.

AS Blainville Wins PLSQ For Third Straight Year Northern Tribune
As the final whistle sounded at Parc D’Arcy McGee, it became official: reigning Premiere Ligue de soccer du Quebec champions AS Blainville had retained their title with a 2-0 win over FC Gatineau.


Road to recovery for Ottawa Fury FC?Standard Freeholder
Ottawa Fury FC has a tough road ahead — three games, three cities, eight days.

Fury 15-year-old wunderkind shouldering lofty expectationsOttawa Sportspage
There’s no one representative of the growth of soccer talent in the nation’s capital quite like local prodigy Antoine Coupland.

USL Championship Gameday Report: September 4, Week 27USL
The Indy Eleven defeated New York Red Bulls II, 1-0, to begin a five-game slate across the Championship on Wednesday night. The Eleven, who have left it late before this season, waited until the 88th minute to break the deadlock with a headed goal from substitute forward Dane Kelly.


Houghton desperate to come out on top in first WSL Manchester derbyFour Four Two
Manchester City captain Steph Houghton says it is important “we start history right” in Saturday’s derby clash with Manchester United.

Man City Women and England star Keira Walsh explains transfer decisions ahead of Manchester derbyManchester Evening News
Manchester City Women’s Keira Walsh is looking forward to playing Man Utd but could have changed clubs this summer.

WSL 2019-20: our club-by-club guide to the new seasonThe Guardian
Champions Arsenal have strengthened again though Chelsea and Manchester City will challenge in a league made more competitive by the arrival of Spurs and Manchester United.

NWSL Roundup: Alyse LaHue named Sky Blue GM; Dorian forces schedule changeLWOS
Alyse LaHue has brought real change to Sky Blue FC. The morale around the club seems higher than ever and fans are once again excited to get back into the seats of Yurcak Field. While Sky Blue FC still might not be a first-place team, the differences off the pitch are shaping how the players perform on the pitch.

USWNT down Portugal to earn third win on Victory TourSBI
The U.S. Women’s National Team picked up another victory on its current Victory Tour.

#Nopaynoplay – Reggae Girlz say will boycott Olympic qualifiers unless JFF pay contractsInside World Football
The Reggae Girlz have had enough. In a payment dispute with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), the Jamaican national women’s team say they will refuse to train or play until the players receive what the JFF owns them.

Spain ready for first women’s clásico, as Real Madrid enter the frayThe Guardian
On Saturday night the season kicks off with Barcelona v Real Madrid, though the latter are strictly not called that.


Euro 2020 qualifiers and international football: 10 things to look out forThe Guardian
Germany v Netherlands should be another belter, Chad make their return and will Brighton’s Mac Allister play for Argentina?

Euro 2020 qualifying: Everything you need to know at the midway stage of qualifyingBBC Sport
Qualifying for the 2020 European Championship resumes this week with England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales all in action.

Liberia Win On Opening Day of African World Cup QualifiersAll Africa
Africa’s road to the 2022 World Cup kicked off on Wednesday 4 September with eight first-round, first-leg matches across the continent.

2 Koreas move toward meeting in World Cup qualifyingNBC Sports
Before a meeting of the Korean neighbors in the second stage of 2022 World Cup qualifying, North Korea must navigate a potentially tricky opening fixture against Lebanon in Pyongyang on Thursday.

Cameroon’s Fecafoot suspends pro league as sponsors sought to help pay playersInside World Football
The Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot) has stepped in to oversee the domestic league for at least the next two years after the suspension of Cameroon’s Professional Football League (LPFC).

Kompany backs Lukaku, hits out at “lack of diversity” in board roomsYahoo Sports
Vincent Kompany is sticking up for his Belgian teammate after Romelu Lukaku was racially abused this weekend in Italy.

English PFA wants abusive Twitter accounts deletedTSN
Soccer players in England are asking social media companies to permanently delete accounts after a single racist post and commit greater resources to identifying abuse.

Clubs face financial risks as cost of players balloons by 31% in a year, says reportInside World Football
The €6.6 billion spent in the European summer transfer window represents a 31% increase in the price of players compared to the previous year, according to figures from the CIES Football Observatory.

Neymar to Barcelona: Inside story of PSG striker’s summer transfer saga BBC Sport
As the dust settles it is worth noting that the person least surprised by this is the PSG forward himself who, despite pushing for a move for months, feared from day one this summer that this was a deal always destined to fail.

Brazilian fans ignore foul play as crowds soarLondon Free Press
The game is slow and beset by fouls, every match is on TV, and all the best young players have left – but if attendances are any measure, Brazilian football is enjoying a renaissance.

Costa Rica coach resigns, citing boredomESPN
Gustavo Matosas has stepped down as manager of the Costa Rica national team after less than a year in the job, blaming the frequent downtime between games that made him feel unproductive.

How Bury FC ceased to exist, and the question its tragic tale poses to all of soccerYahoo Sports
Professional soccer lost a team last week. And if it doesn’t reconsider what the ultimate objective of its clubs is, it will lose more.

Distressed Bury fans get mental health support from NHSThe Guardian
The NHS is running mental health sessions for distressed fans of Bury FC following an outpouring of grief at the club’s expulsion from the football league.

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