BC Soccer News, Tuesday, August 13, 2019



SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019, 7:00 PM



MLS PHOTOS: Portland Timbers 3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, August 10, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux and Bill Currie.

Vote Bair’s jaw-dropping volley for MLS Goal of the WeekWhitecaps FC
Theo Bair’s stunner in the Rose City is up for MLS Goal of the Week.

LAFC Adds Defender Diego PalaciosLAFC
LAFC announced today that the Club has acquired defender Diego Palacios using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). The 20-year old arrives from SD Aucas of Primera Categoría Serie A in Ecuador after spending the 2018 season on loan to Willem II of the Eredivisie, the top league in Holland.

Developing depth serves Timbers wellPortland Tribune
After Saturday’s 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps — a match impacted by youngsters Marvin Loria, Renzo Zambrano and Tomas Conechny, Giovanni Savarese said he is “confident with everybody”.

Campeones Cup in Atlanta to crown North America’s best teamMLS
Campeones Cup kicks off Wednesday: The annual clash pitting MLS Cup champions against LIGA MX champions features Atlanta United vs. Club América at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Wednesday, August 14.

Atlanta United fans ejected, banned from stadium after dispute over new ‘political’ sign policy11 Alive
Fans on social media are asking the question how anti-fascism and ending gun violence is political.

The Timbers Army is Right: MLS Must Rescind Its Ban on the Iron Front SymbolPortland Mercury
MLS and its clubs’ position on the Iron Front logo is, both in theory and practice, a mess. The point is that there is not and cannot be any legitimate debate over whether it is a moral position or not. Once you’ve taken a stand against a symbol that promotes human rights and antifascism, you’re both in the wrong and sending an extremely dangerous message.

Alejandro Bedoya showed why MLS can never be a nonpolitical spaceSB Nation
MLS wants to protect our enjoyment of its sport by remaining “nonpolitical.” That goal is naïve.

Frank de Boer: ‘Equal pay at international level now would be ridiculous’The Guardian
The Atlanta United manager reflects on his short reign at Crystal Palace and explains why he thinks the equal pay debate is not over.




SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019, 12:30 PM



Academy Report: ‘Caps defeat Mexican side at U-13 Champions LeagueWhitecaps FC
The ‘Caps Pre-Academy boys – part of the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System – won their first match at the 2019 Concacaf U-13 Champions League on Monday, defeating Mexican side Pioneros de Cancún 1-0.

SFU Reps the Leaf in new look for sports teamsSFU
The new logo icon leans into the original red and white school colours, as well as a vintage maple leaf and octagon shape worn by SFU student-athletes throughout its history.

West Kelowna Sport dome rates proposedCastanet
Rates proposed for West Kelowna’s new sports dome are in line with what other communities around the Okanagan charge for similar facilities.

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!

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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Busy Cavalry returns to ATCO Field for home advantage against MLS ImpactCanada.com
Soccer hospitality won’t be on the agenda when the Montreal Impact arrive for Wednesday’s second leg of the Canadian Championship semifinal series .

Toronto FC vs. Ottawa Fury | 2019 Canadian Championship PreviewMLS
Toronto FC appear poised to reach the Canadian Championship final for a fourth consecutive year, as the three-time defending champions take two away goals back to BMO Field for the second leg of the semifinals Wednesday night.

Questions aplenty about CPL vs. MLS in soccer circlesMontreal Gazette
Yup, Major League Soccer is back in Calgary. Again, for just one night. Although Cavalry FC plans to win Wednesday’s game against the MLS’ Montreal Impact to open up another such opportunity in the near future. We’re looking at you, Toronto FC.

Next Battle of Alberta will be battle of CPL’s best as FC Edmonton prepares for Cavalry FCGlobal
Following a 3-1 win over Pacific FC at Clarke Field on Saturday, FC Edmonton now sits atop the Canadian Premier League table as the team prepares to take on second-place Cavalry FC.

Canada’s coach looks to lessons learned at Women’s World CupSportsnet
Canada coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller left the Women’s World Cup filled with disappointment. He’s run through a gamut of emotions since the 1-0 round-of-16 loss to Sweden on June 24 that sent the Canadians home from France earlier than expected.

Sk Summer Series wrap-up: Sask. Selects turn the tide, take down Toronto FC2 2-nilMontreal Gazette
Nik Baikas was once again Man of the Match for the SK Selects as the Selects recorded their first win of the SK Summer Soccer Series.

Woodbridge, Vaughan, London And Oakville Advance To Women’s SemisLeague1 Ontario
Vaughan, Oakville, Woodbridge and London all advanced to the Semi-Final stage of the women’s #playoffs2019 – in pursuit of the 2019 League1 Ontario Women’s Championship – after soundly beating their opposition over the two-leg competition.

Oakville Hands Alliance A First Loss, While FC London Puts Aurora’s Playoff Ambitions In DoubtLeague1 Ontario
Wins for Oakville Blue Devils and Vaughan SC change the order at the top of the table, just a week ahead of seeding for playoffs, while a strong win for FC London puts Aurora FC outside the eight-team post-season group.

Still kicking at 80: Great-grandmother keeps active playing soccerCBC
P.E.I. recreational soccer player Barbara Simpson-Taylor has been hooked on soccer since 1979, when her daughter’s coach needed extra players and asked mothers to play. She jumped in and never looked back.


Francis Jacobs Signs Professional Contract with Orange County SCUSL
Orange County Soccer Club today announced the signing of 14-year-old standout Francis Jacobs, who becomes the youngest male to sign a professional contract in United States soccer history. The Laguna Beach native joins amid interest from multiple European clubs and is eligible to make his historic first appearance as early as Saturday, August 17 against Las Vegas Lights FC.

‘It’s time:’ North Carolina FC’s Austin da Luz will retire at season’s endWRAL
Staring out across the sunbathed pitch of Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, Austin da Luz sees the stage for a soccer life.

Indy Eleven added more attacking power to its roster with today’s signings of forwards Cristian Novoa and Gabriel Rodrigues for the remainder of the 2019 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, terms of player contracts with Indy Eleven will not be released.


US Soccer appoint Markgraf as women’s supremoInside World Football
Kate Markgraf has been appointed general manager of the US women’s team and will immediately lead the search for a new head coach following Jill Ellis’ announcement last month that she is stepping down following the country’s World Cup victory last month.

Kate Markgraf emphasizes player development on 1st day as USWNT GMPro Soccer USA
For Kate Markgraf, the focus of her new role as general manager of the United States women’s national team rests on one word — development.

U.S. planning bid to host 2027 Women’s WCESPN
The United States is making plans to bid for the hosting rights to the 2027 Women’s World Cup, U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro indicated on Monday.

Ending the idea that ‘girls don’t play football in Mauritania’BBC Sport
‘Girls don’t play football in Mauritania’ is the attitude that Slemha Sid’Ahmed and her team-mates are battling against as they establish the country’s first national women’s team.

Super Cup referee Frappart honoured by historic appointmentUEFA
France’s Stéphanie Frappart will be the first female referee to take charge of a major European men’s showpiece occasion when she officiates at Wednesday’s Super Cup match in Istanbul.

Maryam Shojaei helps Iran’s female football fans carry fight for admissionThe Guardian
“They think that, if they give up on this, it’s a noose for them,” says Maryam Shojaei. “People will ask for more. If they give in in one area, they fear they will have to give in in others. “They” are the Iranian authorities and Iranian Football Association, who have thus far resisted calls for the removal of the 40-year ban on women in football stadiums.


Super Cup: Liverpool and Chelsea to meet in final – why you should careBBC Sport
The Uefa Super Cup takes centre stage on Wednesday with Champions League winners Liverpool taking on Europa League victors Chelsea at the Besiktas Park in Istanbul.

Barcelona officials head to Paris for Neymar talks – reportsYahoo Sports
Barcelona officials headed to France on Tuesday for talks with Paris Saint-Germain to seal a return to the Spanish club for Brazilian star Neymar, reports said.

Neil Lennon wary of Romanians’ threat in Champions League qualifier The Guardian
Celtic’s manager, Neil Lennon, feels there are plenty of areas his team can exploit in Tuesday’s Champions League second leg against Cluj after they drew 1-1 in the first leg in Romania.

Coman leads Bayern to German Cup opening win over CottbusNBC Sports
Bayern Munich began its German Cup defense on Monday with a 3-1 win at former Bundesliga side Energie Cottbus, which was relegated from Germany’s third division last season.

Dortmund primed to challenge Bayern’s Bundesliga dominanceYahoo Sports
Borussia Dortmund has declared a challenge to end Bayern Munich’s seven-year domination of the Bundesliga and is encouraged by signs of disharmony and unrest from the defending champion.

Bayern seals loan move for Ivan PerisicNBC Sports
Bayern Munich announced Tuesday morning the signing of Inter winger Ivan Perisic on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy next summer.

Earnie Stewart promoted to Sporting Director of U.S. SoccerSBI
U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that Stewart has been appointed as the first-ever Sporting Director. In his new role, Stewart will oversee U.S. Soccer’s entire Sports Performance Department, including the men’s and women’s senior and youth National Team programs.

Racist fans land Partizan Belgrade with a two-match closed stadium sanctionInside World Football
Partizan Belgrade have been slapped with a two-match stadium ban by UEFA who have clearly run out of patience with the racist element of the club’s fans. The Serbian club have been punished because of behaviour of supporters in the first leg of their third qualifying round Europa League win over Yeni Malatyaspor of Turkey.

Carabao Cup first round: New rivals, old foes and some cases of deja vuBBC Sport
The Carabao Cup got under way last week with Portsmouth’s 3-0 win over Birmingham City, and 33 of the remaining 34 first-round ties take place on Tuesday.

Argentine World Cup legend ‘Tata’ Brown dies, aged 62Inside World Football
Argentine legend Jose Luis ‘Tata’ Brown, who scored the opening goal in the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany, has died at the age of 62.

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