BC Soccer News, Tuesday, April 16, 2019




WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019, 7:00 PM



Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. LAFC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Two Western Conference foes on opposite ends of the table open the Week 8 slate with the Vancouver Whitecaps hosting red-hot Los Angeles Football Club Wednesday night.

Winless Vancouver Whitecaps host league leaders LAFCPro Soccer USA
After six winless games in 2019, the Vancouver Whitecaps (0-4-2, 2 points) continue the quest for their first three points of the season Wednesday at 7 p.m. PST against visiting Los Angeles FC.

Carlos Vela pacing LAFC to third-best start in MLS historyMLS
On two occasions throughout the history of Major League Soccer have teams started faster than LAFC in 2019. That’s it.

Sounders FC opening CenturyLink Field to full capacity for 4 matches this seasonQ13 Fox
Seattle Sounders FC on Monday announced that the team is opening up the full seating capacity of CenturyLink Field for four matches in the 2019 MLS season. The first will be the June 29 match vs. Vancouver Whitecaps.

Impact acquires Panama international midfielder Omar BrowneMontreal Impact
The Montreal Impact announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Panama international midfielder Omar Browne, following a loan agreement for the remainder of the season, with an option to buy, with Panamanian club C.A. Independiente de La Chorrera. His acquisition will be confirmed after receiving his international transfer certificate, his visa, and his medical.

Atlanta United’s Ezequiel Barco named MLS Player of the WeekGwinnett Daily Post
Atlanta United midfielder Ezequiel Barco was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 7 following his brace in Atlanta’s 2-0 road victory at New England Revolution on April 13.

Managing Nani’s Workload a Key For City’s SuccessOrlando City SC
183 days. That is the length of Major League Soccer’s grueling regular season. It’s a challenge for any player or team to survive the travel, fatigue, and injuries that go along with it. 420 days. That will be the length of Nani’s combined Liga NOS and MLS seasons. It’s the equivalent to playing 2.3 MLS seasons consecutively.

For the major East Coast cities linked by Interstate-95 in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the country, every game between them is a rivalry game. That’s regardless of the sport. all of them have a rich sports tradition and distinct rivalries. Over the past two decades, rivalries built by those other sports have spilled over into MLS.

MLS kicks off fourth annual MLS WORKS Greener Goals Week of ServiceMLS
MLS was recognized as “The Most Responsible Football League in the World,” and remains firmly engaged in social responsibility initiatives. Below are highlights of team activations from coast to coast:

The Athletic hires five further full-time soccer writers, takes backlash from some subscribers for axing some local MLS writersAwful Announcing
When The Athletic took flak last week after several writers who had been covering local MLS and NWSL teams for them tweeted that they had been told they were no longer needed, the response from a site spokesperson was “We have a big announcement on the way, one that the whole company is very excited about. We’ll be sharing that update very soon.” Well, that announcement has now dropped, but the criticism hasn’t gone away.





SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM


Update from the President and BC Soccer Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer is committed to providing a safe environment for all participants in soccer and is providing this update in follow up to the ‘Open Letter’ shared on March 1, 2019 and its position through a statement dated Tuesday February 26th.

Join Pacific FC for our 2019 kickoff party!Pacific FC
This Saturday, Pacific FC players will be in full form for our 5-a-side soccer pitch. Jump in on some soccer action and grab your favourite player’s autograph while you’re at it! We’ll be playing music with assistance from KISS 103.1, who will be live on location all day to keep things hopping with soccer darts, face painting and more!

Highlanders Re-Sign Mackenzie ColeHighlanders FC
Victoria Highlanders FC are pleased to announce the re-signing of Mackenzie Cole, pending USL League and BC Soccer approval. Mackenzie Cole, entering his third season with the Highlanders, is the first midfield addition to Thomas Niendorf’s 2019 USL League Two squad.

Women’s soccer with nine new additions ahead of hosting 2019 U SPORTS National ChampionshipUVic
The University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team announced the names of nine new recruits who will dawn the Vikes logo starting in the fall of 2019. The Vikes were announced as the hosts for the U SPORTS National Championships in November 2019 earlier this year, giving them an automatic berth in the competition next fall.

Timberwolves add national champ to the packPrince George Citizen
The UNBC Timberwolves men’s soccer team has landed a national champion to patrol the midfield next season.

Academy Report: ‘Caps win third in a row on Day 2 of the Generation adidas CupWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC U-17 academy boys were back in action at the Generation adidas Cup on Monday, taking on MLS academy rivals Colorado Rapids.

B.C. Girls High School Soccer Top 10: Charles Best, Panorama Ridge vault ahead of Fraser Valley rivalsVarsity Letters
Big changes atop the B.C. senior girls Triple A soccer rankings this week.

Powell River soccer players win Island championshipPowell River Peak
Powell River members of Upper Island Riptide U18 soccer club [from left] Keaton Fougere, Chris Fisher and Russell Pielle recently celebrated winning the Vancouver Island Premiere League Championship with their teammates, including James Timothy (not pictured), who is also one of the Powell River players on the team.

New P.A.C.E. soccer club shoots for playersGoldstream Gazette
New Sidney soccer club, P.A.C.E Football Club, is looking for youth and adult players for their teams.

VIDEO: Victoria man warns others after a cut on his shin from a soccer match nearly costs him his lifeCHEK
A Victoria man remains in the hospital Monday feeling grateful to be alive with all four limbs intact. He contracted necrotizing fasciitis in his leg. Luisa Alvarez tells us how a regular day on the soccer pitch turned into his worst nightmare. Warning: This story contains graphic images that may be disturbing.

Canada West launches hall of fameCanada West
100 years of excellence in university sport will enter the spotlight this season, as Canada West announced the launch of a conference hall of fame Thursday.

The 2019 BC Soccer Web Super Schedule of Soccer in BC – BC Soccer Web
With so much soccer happening in BC this year, it’s getting tougher to keep track of the big matches and your favourite teams. BC Soccer Web has you covered! Here, in one spot, are the combined schedules for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Pacific FC, TSS Rovers and Highlanders FC. We’ll also be adding the WPSL teams, along with the marquee matches from the amateur ranks as those dates become set, so keep coming back for the latest updates.

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.

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
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.


FC Edmonton Announces Signing of Amer DidicFC Edmonton
FC Edmonton is thrilled to announce the signing of former FC Edmonton Academy player Amer Didic to a contract, pending league approval and International Transfer Clearance.

Ten League1 Prospects Not Yet Signed To CPLLeague1 Ontario
The signings count from League1 to CPL is up to 33 players by press time and with a few spots remaining in each team – our attention now turns to identifying some of the top League1 prospects that haven’t yet been grabbed up.

Capers to defend Atlantic soccer championships in SeptemberCape Breton Post
The Cape Breton Capers men’s and women’s soccer teams will begin their defence of their respective Atlantic University Sport championships in September.


Swope Park Rangers slump to 3-1 defeat against Indy Eleven on Monday nightSporting KC
The Swope Park Rangers (0-3-1, 1 point) suffered a 3-1 defeat to visiting Indy Eleven (3-1-0, 9 points) on Monday night at Children’s Mercy Park.

‘BK the GK’: teen keeper looks like the future for Phoenix Rising12 News
17-year-old goalkeeper Brandon Kenniston is the first youth program player to make it to the senior team.

Reno Unveils Raftery as New General ManagerUSL
Reno 1868 FC announced on Monday it had appointed Doug Raftery as the new General Manager of the club.

Miami United FC announces move to North Miami Athletic Stadium, days before NPSL season kickoffMagic City Soccer
Twelve days before the club’s home kickoff, Miami United FC announced that it would be moving venues, leaving Ted Hendricks Stadium at Milander Park for the North Miami Athletic Stadium.


NWSL Roundup: Busy opening weekend begins with a Sam Kerr goalFansided
A Sam Kerr goal, a Mallory Pugh assist, Tobin Heath tearing it up in Orlando and a penalty kick save. The opening weekend of the NWSL had it all.

Feelgood glow in women’s football does not extend to financesThe Guardian
Despite new commercial deals being struck, Women’s Super League clubs are struggling to be profitable.


UCL Preview: Man City hosts Tottenham, Man United faces Barcelona, and moreSBI
Four teams hopes of advancing into the UEFA Champions League semifinals will end this week.

From Hercules to Real Madrid: a decade of rare Barça home defeatsThe Guardian
Barcelona have lost only 15 times at Camp Nou in 10 years; here are the reasons for Manchester United to feel cheerful.

Why Moise Kean means Ajax have far more to worry about than a returning Cristiano RonaldoThe Telegraph
Filling in for an injured Ronaldo has been the job in recent weeks for 19-year-old Moise Kean at Juventus. He has stepped up to some effect.

Arsenal tops ten-man Watford to move back into top fourNBC Sports
All it took was one Ben Foster error for Arsenal to secure a rare road victory in the Premier League this calendar year.

Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai under pressure after 5th lossLondon Free Press
As the injuries and suspensions mount at Hertha Berlin, so do the losses. And coach Pal Dardai is taking the blame.

Veracruz docked points by FIFA, down to zero in Liga MX standingsNBC Sports
Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz fans received more grim news on Monday, just weeks after they were confirmed relegation from Liga MX.

Joey Barton: Barnsley complain over alleged incident with Daniel StendelBBC Sport
Barnsley have complained to the English Football League and Football Association following an alleged incident involving manager Daniel Stendel and Fleetwood boss Joey Barton.

FIFA bans convicted Brazilian soccer official Marin for lifeLondon Free Press
Brazilian soccer official Jose Maria Marin was banned for life by FIFA on Monday, 16 months after he was convicted of corruption charges in the United States.

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