BC Soccer News, Tuesday, April 23, 2019





Episode 337 – The AFTN Soccer Show (All Our Eggs In One Basket with Marc Dos Santos, Max Crepeau, and Steven Beitashour)AFTN
Happy Easter everyone. It wasn’t quite the eggcellent Easter week that Vancouver Whitecaps yearned for. A win and a defeat is okay on paper, but how did it leave you feeling as it played out in front of your eyes?

Orlando City 1, Vancouver Whitecaps 0 | 2019 MLS Match RecapMLS
Nani deflected Sacha Kljestan’s 88th-minute shot beyond goalkeeper Zac MacMath and across the goal line, lifting Orlando City to a late but deserved 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday afternoon at Orlando City Stadium.

Caps worn down, fall late to Orlando City SCEighty Six Forever
A late deflected goal was the difference Saturday in Orlando, as the home Orlando City side punished a lackluster Whitecaps team 1-0 in central Florida.

Three Takeaways from Vancouver Whitecaps’ road defeat to Orlando CityPro Soccer USA
A new tactical setup did not change the game for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Once again, Vancouver struggled with possession and passing, and the Caps lost to Orlando City thanks to an 88th-minute winner by Portuguese superstar Nani.

Vancouver Whitecaps don’t quite add up Soccer Shorts
Marc Dos Santos tried a new formula for the trip to Orlando on Saturday afternoon.

MLS Week 8 Review: LAFC class of the league, East wide open and morePro Soccer USA
Major League Soccer is a topsy-turvy league that in any week can be turned on its head by a handful of unexpected results.

Alejandro Pozuelo named MLS player of the week after TFC winBurnaby Now
Spanish playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo has been named MLS player of the week after scoring two goals and setting up another in Toronto FC’s 4-3 win over Minnesota United on Friday night.

Altidore sounds off on trainer departure after winTSN
Another win and show of offensive might from Toronto FC. But cracks are beginning to show in the newly remodelled TFC facade.

TFC’s Jozy Altidore apologizes after Twitter controversyLondon Free Press
Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore was harsh with his words on Friday night, but benevolent in a tweet on Monday afternoon.

Report: Luciano Acosta offered deal by DC United as European clubs hoverMLS
The Luciano Acosta transfer saga was one of the big stories in MLS at the start of the year, and it’s expected to be a conversation once again in summer with the D.C. United midfielder nearing a period in which he could be courted by overseas clubs with his contract expiring at year’s end.

Carlos Vela: “Our goal is to win a championship”SBI
LAFC has continuously proved itself to be the class of Major League Soccer over the first two months of the regular season.

Timbers’ awakening lands first season winPortland Tribune
Moments, soccer folks like to say, change games. That was the case for the Portland Timbers on Saturday and in their first victory of the MLS season.

MLS considering “significantly altering the salary budgets”The Blue Testament
A tripling of the $4+ million number would blow the top off league spending. That is, assuming mechanisms like the Designated Player (DP) and Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) still exist. For the owners to increase salaries that much, you’d have to think they’d want something in return, which could mean the removal of or limitations to some of these other mechanisms.

Red Bulls president dismisses Henry-to-manager reports as ‘false’ESPN
New York Red Bulls manager sporting director Denis Hamlett said rumors that Thierry Henry would take over as club manager are “false.”





SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM


Kam Habibullah and Chituru Odunze named among top GA Cup performersWhitecaps FC
The Whitecaps FC U-17 academy boys certainly made their mark with some outstanding play at the 2019 Generation adidas Cup last week. There were a ton of fantastic performances, all of whom deserve recognition.

Academy Report: U-15s conclude play at the SportChain Cup in RotterdamWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC U-15 academy boys concluded play at the SportChain Cup in Rotterdam on Monday.

Blue Devils atop girls soccer standings, rankingsTri City News
There was more at stake in last Wednesday’s senior girls high school soccer match between the Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils and the Riverside Rapids than just first place in the Fraser Valley North standings.

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
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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.


Cavalry FC squad “buying into the concept” as successful preseason coming to a closeAFTN
It’s well-established in professional soccer that too much stock should not be put into preseason results. Players are subbed in and out, formations are tinkered with, and experimentation is the name of the game, as teams prepare themselves for the grind of the regular season.

Cavalry FC psyching out the competition both on and off fieldMontreal Gazette
‘Whatever it takes.’ Offer such a motto up to the brass and players of Cavalry FC, and you’ll get a nod of approval. Because whatever it takes to win in the Canadian Premier League is quickly becoming ingrained in each and every one of these soccer stars.

Here’s The Canadian Premier League AnthemNorthern Tribune
This past weekend, various Canadian Premier League players started dropping teasers for the league’s then-unreleased anthem. The small previews revealed that a traditional brass ensemble won’t be found in the CPL anthem, which has a more urban drumbeat leading into an modern electronic track that even features lyrics.

Ciara McCormack on the scandal rocking Canada Soccer and the Vancouver Whitecaps — and what needs to changeThe Equalizer
It’s a scandal that has made international headlines, has no signs of slowing down, and has more soccer players stepping forward each day.


Fury FC gets shut out by Louisville CityOttawa Sun
It could be said that Ottawa Fury FC was just plain unlucky on Saturday night.

USL Championship Gameday Report: April 21, Week 7USL
Honors ended even between Copa Tejas rivals Austin Bold FC and El Paso Locomotive FC.

Tacoma Defiance blanked by Rising in PhoenixGoalWA
After three consecutive draws at home to begin the season at home, Phoenix picked up their first home win on the year 4-0 over Tacoma Defiance.

USL Championship Gameday Report: April 20, Week 7USL
Reno 1868 FC became the first club to claim victory against New Mexico United, while elsewhere around the league the first North Carolina Derby of the season went the way of Head Coach Dave Sarachan’s North Carolina FC, Real Monarchs SLC pulled off a major comeback victory to defeat San Antonio FC and Indy Eleven continued its surge with a fourth consecutive victory.


No place like a new home: Reign FC fans come out to experience Cheney Stadium for the first timeThe News Tribune
Two hours before game time on Sunday, the Royal Guard — the supporters for the Reign FC — were already in Cheney Stadium’s parking lot, grilling hot dogs, handing out team scarves and signing up new members.

Chicago Red Stars Vs Portland Thorns: 3 things we learnedMLS Multiplex
We dissect the Chicago Red Stars’ home opener against the Portland Thorns, which ended in a 4-4 thriller. Here are three things we learned.

NWSL Saturday: Goal fest highlights Red Stars, Thorns drawThe Equalizer
An early goal was enough for the Royals to claim victory in front of 18,000 fans in their season opener over the Washington Spirit. Vero Boquete made her debut for Utah, while Kelley O’Hara, Rose Lavelle, and Mandy Laddish all made second half appearances for their teams.

Lyon, Barcelona earn semi-final advantageUEFA
Lyon edged a 2-1 semi-final first-leg victory against Chelsea while Barcelona won 1-0 at Bayern.

Lucy Bronze disappointed Lyon ‘just won’ first leg against ChelseaThe Guardian
Lucy Bronze said Lyon “never really got out of second gear” in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Chelsea and that their disappointment after a 2-1 win shows the mentality of champions.

#SBSSWPL ROUND-UP – 21/04/2019Scottish WPL
Roundup of the weekend’s action in Scottish Women’s football.

Joint Korean bid evaporates as South decide to go solo for 2023 hosting rightsInside World Football
It always seemed an unlikely, if ground-breaking, prospect, both from a sporting and political standpoint. And now it appears to have reached the end of the road with South Korea’s FA (KFA) dropping neighbours North Korea from possible co-hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup, apparently due to lack of proper coordination.


PL Tuesday Preview: Tottenham hosts Brighton, Watford faces SouthamptonNBC Sports
Thanks to results from Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea over the past two days, Tottenham didn’t lose any ground to its rivals despite its own loss early on Saturday.

Ronaldo helps Juventus clinch record eighth straight Serie A crownThe Star
Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title.

Paris Saint-Germain crowned champions of France’s Ligue 1 for eighth timeFrance 24
Paris Saint-Germain clinched the French league title without kicking a ball as second-place Lille could only draw 0-0 at Toulouse on Sunday.

Week 33 review: Mbappé stars as PSG seal titleLigue 1
Paris Saint-Germain finally wrapped up their eighth Ligue 1 Conforama title in Week 33, with Kylian Mbappé roaring back to form as Neymar Jr. made his long-awaited return for the capital club.

Season over: Hudson-Odoi suffers suspected Achilles tearNBC Sports
The injury is a huge blow to the 18-year-old, who had forced his way into the Chelsea side after strong performances in the UEFA Europa League, and now he’s making regular Premier League starts at the tender age of 18. Hudson-Odoi had started four-straight Premier League games including Monday, but now he faces a long layoff.

Robbie Fowler: Brisbane Roar name former Liverpool striker as new bossBBC Sport
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler says his lack of managerial experience “doesn’t matter” after being appointed as the new boss of Brisbane Roar.

Backed by Russian billionaire, Greek city celebrates titleLondon Free Press
Tens of thousands of fans in Greece’s second-largest city partied through the night and into Monday after PAOK Thessaloniki became the first team outside Athens to win the Greek league title in more than three decades.

Relevant Sports sues USSF over proposed Ecuador match in FloridaNBC Sports
Relevent Sports filed suit Monday in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleging the USSF illegally refused to approve its application to have Ecuador’s Barcelona and Guayaquil clubs play on May 5 at Miami Gardens.

#Enough means more? Social media stays silent as players’ boycott results in new abuseInside World Football
England’s Professional Footballers’ Association wants to meet with social media platforms because of an “unacceptable” response to racist abuse received by some of its members.

European Cup-winning Celtic captain Billy McNeill dies at 79London Free Press
Billy McNeill, the captain of Glasgow soccer club Celtic when it became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, has died. He was 79.

‘His career was incredible’ … Billy McNeill was a winner as player and managerThe Guardian
Billy McNeill’s career was defined as part of the all-conquering 1967 Celtic side but he also won four titles as the club’s manager.

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