BC Soccer News, Tuesday, April 10, 2018




FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018, 7:00 PM PT



Episode 257 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Salt Pinchers – RSL analysis)AFTN
Death, taxes, the Whitecaps getting screwed by VAR, and being unable to break down a poor team. That’s what feels inevitable in life right now.

What to expect from LAFC on Friday night at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
On Friday night at BC Place, Vancouver Whitecaps FC will take on Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) in the first-ever meeting between the clubs.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Bell Canada extend Premier Founding PartnershipWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday a multi-year extension with Premier Founding Partner Bell Canada, who will continue to be the club’s official jersey sponsor and presenting partner of Whitecaps FC Skills Camps.

D.C. United majority owner Erick Thohir agrees to sell stake in clubWashington Post
Erick Thohir has agreed to sell his majority stake in D.C. United to partner Jason Levien, who, in turn, has begun assembling a group to invest in the MLS organization, sources said Monday night.

Reds in drivers seat in Mexico but won’t let upThe Star
We’re coming here to play, to be aggressive,” captain Michael Bradley told reporters in Mexico this weekend.

Toronto FC will ‘need everything’ to finish off dangerous Club AméricaToronto FC
It all comes down to this. Toronto FC have been preparing for this moment since preseason began back in January. In truth, it has been on their minds far longer than that.

CCL: What Toronto FC needs to do to make history at AztecaSoccer America
Toronto FC has a chance to do what no MLS team has done and that’s knock off a Liga MX team in the semifinals of the Concacaf Champions League.

CCL Preview: Red Bulls ready to ‘push the game’ in second legSBI
With C.D. Chivas de Guadalajara holding a one-goal advantage after winning the first leg of their Concacaf Champions league semifinal matchup against the New York Red Bulls, the ball is firmly in the home team’s court Tuesday night.

Sporting KC goalkeeper Tim Melia named MLS Player of the WeekSporting KC
Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia has been voted MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters for Week 6, Major League Soccer announced today.

The growth of MLS in the UK, and why British football fans are turning to AmericaTotal MLS
Major League Soccer in the U.S. is making waves with every passing season. League attendance continues to rise, TV viewership numbers are increasing, and clubs are attracting better and younger players who want to develop their game in the States.

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2018 BC Adult Provincial Championships Schedule & ResultsBCSA
Schedules, Brackets & Results for the 2018 BC Provincial Championships.

Cascadian team prepares for first CONIFA World CupProst Amerika
Although the USMNT and Canada may not have qualified for Russia, that does not mean there are no North Americans playing international football this summer.

PHOTOS: VMSL IMPERIAL CUP SEMIFINAL, Rino’s Tigers 3, Club Inter 2 (PKs), March 17, 2018 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

TSS Rovers release Season Tickets for the 2018 season TSS Rovers
A great summer of soccer is in store at Swangard Stadium with the PDL & WPSL TSS Rovers. Season yickets are only $70.

Victoria Highlanders FC 2018 Season Tickets now on saleVictoria Highlanders
Spend your summer with the PDL Highlanders at Centennial Stadium for only $75.

Canada’s College ID Camps set for Shawnigan Lake & Kingston, OntarioCanada College ID Camps
Our purpose is to provide a space where players grade 9-12 can connect with college coaches from all levels in Canada and the USA. We hope to assist in the promotion of youth players into environments which will challenge them academically and athletically after high school.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

BC PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Surrey United 1 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 13, 2017 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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.


Canadians should get behind United 2026 FIFA World Cup bid — and ignore ‘misinformed’ politicians and criticsToronto Sun
The Canadian Soccer Association claims FIFA events held in Canada have generated $750 million in economic impact. Hosting a portion of a men’s World Cup would see that number balloon to $1.3 billion. Montopoli called it a “substantial” return on investment. Remind us again why the Government of British Columbia wasn’t interested in that infusion of cash There’s more to that story, a source said ominously.

Canada battles to a 1-0 loss against France 2019 hosts in international friendly matchCSA
Canada and France went head to head in a Women’s International Friendly, a close Monday night match won 1:0 by the hosts in front of 11,058 fans at Roazhan Park. France scored the lone goal on a Eugénie Le Sommer penalty in the 10th minute.

France beats Canada in women’s friendlyTSN
Canada’s national women’s soccer team lost 1-0 to France in an international friendly from Rennes on Monday. It was the second loss of the year for Canada, after the team won three of its four games in the Algarve Cup last month.

France’s one-goal margin over Canada doesn’t reflect Les Bleues’ dominancethe11.ca
Let’s be honest; 1-0 doesn’t come close to being an accurate reflection of France’s dominance over the visiting Canadians in front of a boisterous crowd in Rennes.

Two young Canadian match officials selected to Concacaf’s referee development programCSA
Canada Soccer is proud to have two budding match officials attend the Program of Referee Excellence (PORE), a partnership between Concacaf and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación (FEMEXFUT). Carly Shaw-MacLaren and Filip Dujic will attend two three-week sessions beginning with a 9-29 April Toluca, MX-based course with a certification phase planned for later in 2018.

CSA Town Hall and the Future of Canadian SoccerNorthern Starting XI
On Saturday April 7, a group of soccer fans dedicated to growing Canada’s soccer foothold gathered with representatives of Canada Soccer to discuss the future of the beautiful game. Dr. Nick Bontis, Vice President and Chair of the Strategic Management Committee was remarkably and refreshingly candid about the mistakes that the CSA has made in the past, as well as the difficulties that will continue to be faced in the future. Despite these challenges, there is a lot of reason to be optimistic. Bontis, alongside Earl Cochrane (Chief Strategic Development Officer) shared some of the goals that the CSA will be focusing on in the upcoming years, while answering questions of those in attendance.

Canadian Premier League is Hiring StaffCanadian Premier League
The Canadian Premier League has league office positions open.

Expanded Field Set for Canada Soccer’s 2018 Futsal Canadian ChampionshipCSA
Eight teams will participate in Canada Soccer’s newly expanded 2018 Futsal Canadian Championship including first-time entrants from Alberta, Manitoba, Yukon, and Nunavut. The annual competition runs this 19-22 April at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with teams from five different provinces and two territories. The four new teams will join previous entrants Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Québec.

Bystanders shock boy, 16, when heart stops during soccer gameOttawa Citizen
Bystanders used an automatic external defibrillator to help revive a 16 year old who collapsed from cardiac arrest during a high school indoor soccer game, Ottawa paramedics said.

Players and parents benefit from CC Riders soccer programTruro Daily News
It’s no surprise the Shreve brothers enjoy soccer; their parents are both former players and their mother coaches. Ty, 10, Jay, 8, and Coen, 6, have been playing in the CC Riders Timbits program since they were four years old. “It’s fun,” said Ty, who likes to be in goal or a defender. “If there was no soccer I’d invent a game called soccer.”

FIFA 2026 inspection team moves on to US as report questions Mexican safety recordInside World Football
FIFA’s 2026 bid inspection team have moved on from Mexico City to Atlanta in the US for the second leg of their three-country, four-stop evaluation tour.

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Robert Earnshaw: Ex-Wales striker joins Fresno FC as assistant bossBBC Sport
Former Wales striker Robert Earnshaw has joined new United Soccer League franchise Fresno FC as assistant coach.

USL’s Week Ahead – Two Perfect Starts Continue Pursuit of HistoryUSL
Louisville, Monarchs enter week’s action halfway to matching best starts in USL’s modern era.

Pumas announce signings of leading scorer Ruiz, veteran EronemoGoalWA
The Kitsap Pumas announced the signings of striker Jorge Ruiz and defender Matt Eronemo on Monday, adding two familiar names ahead of the 2018 National Premier Soccer League campaign.

USL Division III soccer expansion committee visits CharlestonCharleston Gazette-Mail
The United Soccer League’s Division III expansion committee, led by USL Division III senior vice president Steven Short, visited Charleston on Monday on an initial fact-finding mission into the city’s viability in hosting a franchise. The Charleston visit was part of a five-city tour during the trip. The group also will visit Roanoke, Virginia, and Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Hickory in North Carolina on this trek.


WCQ: Bosnia and Herzegovina 0, England 2 BBC Sport
England women moved top of their World Cup qualifying group with a 2-0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo.

S. Korean footballers vow to beat Japan at AFC Women’s Asian CupYonhap
South Korean women footballers have vowed to collect a victory against their archrival Japan when they meet in a crucial match at a continental championship.

China lead AFC qualifying for France 2019 Women’s World Cup with Asian Cup winInside World Football
China became the first nation to join hosts France in the 2019 Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 win over Philippines in a Group A game of the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup at the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman, Jordan on Monday.

AFC Women’s Asian Cup preview: Westfield Matildas v VietnamFFA
The Westfield Matildas continue their charge for the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup with their second group match against Vietnam in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Ambition, independence, or both? NWSL owners talk future fears and hopesFour Four Two
As the league gets more ambitious and big-money MLS owners buy in, the founding “independent” owners are getting pushed out. How do they feel about that? We spoke with them about the power shift in the board room.

Orlando Pride focused on creating chances after slow startPro Soccer USA
The Orlando Pride (0-1-1, 1 point) are just two games into the 2018 NWSL season, but the lack of bite in the club’s attack is something that must be fixed.

Falling in love with the Reign againSounder at Heart
Sometimes it takes new faces to make you fall back in love with an old team.

Jordan’s female footballers take on attitudes and altitude recordsThe Guardian
A match in Kilimanjaro’s crater has been followed by one on the shores of the Dead Sea, as Haneen Khateeb and Yasmeen Shabsough seek to tear down barriers and get girls playing.

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Mystery Consortium Is Said to Offer FIFA $25 Billion for Control of 2 TournamentsNY Times
The sheer size of the number stunned the room. FIFA President Gianni Infantino told his top board last month that a fund of investors from the Middle East and Asia wanted to pay about $25 billion to buy an expanded version of FIFA’s Club World Cup as well as the rights to a proposed global league for national teams.

UEFA wary of Infantino’s $25bn Nations League and Club World Cup buyout planInside World Football
UEFA has refused to comment on a proposal by FIFA president Gianni Infantino to seek approval for a secret $25 billion donor to buy the new UEFA Nations League and the Club World Cup.

Madrid has depleted defence for 2nd leg against JuventusSportsnet
Scoring hasn’t been a problem for Real Madrid recently, especially with Cristiano Ronaldo in top form. But the European champions could have issues in defence when they host Juventus in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Jürgen Klopp warns Liverpool to be braced for a City ‘thunderstorm’The Guardian
Jürgen Klopp believes that Liverpool must be prepared to weather “a thunderstorm” from Manchester City as they bid to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2008.

Roma seeks a ‘miracle’ against Barcelona in Champions LeagueSportsnet
Eusebio Di Francesco implored his Roma players to pull off the “unthinkable” against Barcelona.

Kathy Carter Leaves Role as Soccer United Marketing PresidentSI.com
Kathy Carter will be leaving her role as president of Soccer United Marketing, MLS, whose owners back the organization, announced on Monday.

Fabio Capello announces his retirement from coachingNBC Sports
Fabio Capello has announced his retirement from coaching. The former AC Milan, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus coach tells RAI state radio that he’s not interested in the open job with Italy’s national team.

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay agree on 2030 World Cup bidSportsnet
Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed on 12 cities where they want to host the centenary World Cup in 2030.

Tottenham will have pre-season tour in USA again… but this time face BarcelonaThe Telegraph
Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed they will compete in the International Champions Cup in the United States again this summer and sources in Spain claim that Spurs will face Barcelona during the pre-season event.

Dortmund, Man United, Tottenham headline first five clubs announced for International Champions CupSBI
Dortmund will be joined by Manchester United, Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid this summer as the tournament organizers announced the first five teams set to come to the U.S. this summer.

Safe standing: ‘Fans demonised by law’ campaigners say BBC Sport
All-seater stadium laws “demonise” football fans and “make no sense”, safe-standing campaigners have claimed.

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