VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS vs. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC
CASCADIA CUP / MLS MATCHDAY # 28
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN 2 RADIO: TSN RADIO 1040 ONLINE: TSN DIRECT
New Nike commercial features Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies – Sportsnet
Canadian teen soccer star Alphonso Davies is among the athletes featured in a new Nike campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick that’s drawing attention worldwide.
Michael Baldisimo “mentally focused” as long Whitecaps journey moves to the next level – AFTN
Michael Baldisimo has been on the radar of Vancouver Whitecaps’ first team coaches for a while now. The youngest of the three Baldisimo boys to come through the ‘Caps Residency program, the 18-year-old put pen to paper to sign a MLS Homegrown contract in July, becoming the sixth homegrown signing on the ‘Caps current roster.
NYCFC’s slump continues with 1st home loss, to NE Revs – NBC Sports
Brian Wright scored his first MLS goal in the 71st minute and the New England Revolution beat New York City 1-0 on Wednesday night for FC’s first home loss of the season.
Impact in good position for final sprint – Montreal Impact
Six games to go in the regular season and the Impact sits in the sixth and last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, six points in front of D.C. United and the New England Revolution, and four points behind fifth place Philadelphia Union, all teams the Impact will face before the end of the campaign.
Toronto FC aim to use international break to recover, reset – Toronto FC
Two weeks. That is how much time will elapse between matches for Toronto FC with their next fixture on September 15 at BMO Field against the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Major League Soccer announces dates for postseason, MLS Cup – Oregonian
Major League Soccer has announced the dates and broadcast schedule for the 2018 postseason and MLS Cup.
Nashville Metro Council approves MLS stadium measure – SBI
Nashville’s future MLS stadium is all set and ready to go. The city’s Metro Council approved the final three ordinances and a resolution needed so the expansion team can begin constructing its new stadium on the city’s fairgrounds.
BC SOCCER NEWS
FVSL Premier League set to get underway (PDF File) – FVSL
A brand-new season of the Umbro Premier League is about to get underway in the Fraser Valley Soccer League. Eight teams will once more compete in the FVSL’s top tier as they via for the league title as well as berths to represent the league in the Provincial Cup come March.
VMSL Premier League kicks off Saturday – VMSL
The 2018/19 VMSL Premier League season begins Saturday with an all-day extravaganza at Surrey’s Newton Park. Matches start at noon.
VMSL 2018/19 Division 2 Season Preview – AFTN
The new Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) season kicks off this weekend and we’ll be covering it comprehensively here on AFTN once again from start to finish, with weekly round ups, previews, and of course, our videos from various matches around the lower mainland.
Ventura delivers from the spot as Vikes tie Timberwolves – UVic
The University of Victoria Vikes men’s soccer team earned their first points of the season following a 1-1 draw on the road against the UNBC Timberwolves on Sept. 4. The first of two games to be made up following unplayable conditions Aug. 24-25 from British Columbia wildfire saw the Vikes earn a penalty kick goal from first year Matteo Ventura. The Vikes are now 0-1-2 in the Canada West.
WolfPack women set to open the 2018 Canada West WSOC season at home – TRU Wolfpack
After practicing for nearly a month, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team will open its Canada West regular season.
WolfPack men’s soccer continues road swing – TRU Wolfpack
The road swing continues this week for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team. The WolfPack will play a pair of Canada West matches on the coast. On Friday (Sept 7), they will visit the UBC Thunderbirds in Vancouver. The following night (Sept 8) the opponents will be the University of Victoria Vikes.
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 season – Pacific 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 Referee – BCSA
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 Syndication – BC Soccer Web
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.
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.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Fury to stay in USL next season, not switch to Canadian Premier League – Sportsnet
Ottawa Fury FC, which many had expected to make a move to the new Canadian Premier League next year, has opted to remain in the United Soccer League next season.
Fury confirms plan to return to USL for 2019 – the11.ca
Mark Goudie, the CEO of Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, stated Wednesday that the club does not plan to join the Canadian Premier League for the 2019 season.
Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing – Maple Leaf Forever
The Fury have announced that, even though the Canadian Premier League is kicking off for the 2019 season, they will remain in the United Soccer League. There’s all sorts of speculation why: they’re probably over the future CanPL salary cap, they have a roster that they well might want to bring in en bloc against expansion-team competition, and as a Montreal Impact reserve team they’ll come into conflict with a league that absolutely steadfastly wants nothing of the kind. Some of the Fury’s arguments are probably pretty good. But what’s important is that, once again, the Fury want an exemption because they think it’ll be good for their business.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
MATCH REPORT: SUPERB SECOND HALF SEES FOXES DOWN WHITECAPS FC RESERVES IN FRIENDLY – Fresno FC
Tayou, Bustamante fuel second-half comeback as Fresno FC beats Vancouver Whitecaps FC reserves, 4-3.
Preview: Toronto FC II vs. Ottawa Fury FC – Toronto FC
The Battle of Ontario makes its way to Lamport Stadium as Toronto FC II battles Ottawa Fury FC on Thursday night.
NYRB II Drop 3-0 Contest To Indy Eleven – NYRB
New York Red Bulls II (10-8-10, 40 points) fell to Indy Eleven (12-7-9, 45 points) at Lucas Oil Stadium by virtue of a 3-0 scoreline on Wednesday night.
Hartford Athletic: Jimmy Nielsen Named Head Coach – Hartford Athletic
Former MLS All-Star and Oklahoma City Energy FC Coach to Lead Hartford Athletic in its Inaugural Season.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
UEFA Women’s World Cup qualification review: Groups decided on hectic last day show-down – Vavel
England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden and Germany enjoyed the better of it to join Italy and Spain as automatic qualifiers from UEFA.
Crystal Palace Ladies: Wilfried Zaha makes ‘substantial financial contribution’ to club – BBC Sport
The Palace winger’s gesture follows reports of the club’s reserve team being told to come up with £250 each in sponsorship or risk being let go.
Arsenal 2018/19 WSL Season Preview: Montemurro aiming to get Gunners back among Europe’s elite – Vavel
The WSL starts again this weekend as Arsenal take on Liverpool in their first game.
McCall Zerboni has broken elbow, NWSL season over – Equalizer
McCall Zerboni suffered a broken elbow when she landed awkwardly after being pushed by Yesenia Lopez in the opening minutes of Tuesday night’s United States friendly against Chile. The news was first reported by Neil Morris of WRAL Sports Fan.
USWNT to have general manager in place before World Cup – Equalizer
U.S. Soccer tells The Equalizer that the new GM will not oversee youth women’s national teams. That is still the responsibility of women’s youth director April Heinrichs. The new GM will have some involvement in monitoring talent and scouting youth players for potential senior-team involvement.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Germans start on path to redemption with Nations League visit of France – Inside World Football
Germany begin the task of rebuilding their battered reputation tonight but could not have chosen tougher opponents for the first game since their worst World Cup for 80 years.
PSG striker Mbappe handed 3-match ban for red card – Sportsnet
Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe has been suspended for three matches after being sent off during a French league game last weekend.
Bordeaux confirm the return of Ricardo – Ligue 1
FC Girondins de Bordeaux have announced the return of former coach Ricardo as general manager, with Patrick Colleter to join the club as assistant coach.
Japan vs. Chile cancelled after earthquake hits Sapporo – ESPN
Japan’s match with Chile has been cancelled after an earthquake struck the island of Hokkaido on Thursday.
How does the UEFA Nations League work? – NBC Sports
Soccer’s newest competition kicks off this week in Europe with few knowing all the details of a complex format.
Neymar tops list at €233m as KPMG launches new player valuation tool – Inside World Football
KPMG Football Benchmark has released a new digital Player Valuation tool that provides market value estimations for 4,000 players from the top 11 European and South American leagues.
Charming one day, insecure the next: the José Mourinho I knew at Chelsea – The Guardian
Mourinho’s Jekyll and Hyde behaviour can be entertaining but also damaging and tedious. He must show at Manchester United that he can withstand a storm.
Greek god: Yaya Touré makes triumphant return to Olympiacos – Inside World Football
Touré returned to Olympiacos, 12 years after his last season at the Greek Champions, on Sunday as arguably the most high profile free agent in world football.
Rochdale record-breaker starts school, makes debut and is man of the match – The Guardian
As first days back at school go, this one will live long in the memory for Luke Matheson. The 15-year-old made his debut for League One Rochdale in the 2-1 Checkatrade Trophy win over Bury at Spotland on Tuesday, hours after returning from his first day at school following the summer holidays.
Russian soccer club threatens to leave World Cup stadium – London Free Press
A Russian soccer club that plays in one of the country’s new World Cup venues has threatened to leave the stadium in a dispute over a rap concert.
More talent, less minutes: English players suffering in Premier League – The Guardian
Gareth Southgate leads calls for debate after statistics show homegrown players are not as involved as last year.
A student, a salesman & an internet star – makeshift Denmark lose 3-0 in Slovakia – BBC Sport
Denmark were forced to field a starting 11 which included a salesman, a student and an internet star for Wednesday’s 3-0 friendly defeat in Slovakia.
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.