BC Soccer News, Tuesday, August 27, 2019



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Episode 355 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Sweet Sixteen with guests Tosaint Ricketts, Ben Fisk, Michael Silberbauer, and Rob Gale) [NSFW]AFTN
Maxime Crepeau celebrated a very unique Sweet Sixteen on Saturday evening in San Jose, claiming the MLS record for the number of saves in a game. Imagine how bad Saturday could have gone for Vancouver Whitecaps if he hadn’t.

Kick Save and a Beauty: Max Crépeau returns to Montreal to make an Impact!!Har Journalist
Vancouver Whitecaps FC return to action on Wednesday, August 28 against arch rival the Montreal Impact. The mid-week clash between the Canadian clubs, is a match Max Crépeau has had circled on his calendar all season.

29 celebrities confirmed for 2019 Whitecaps Legends & Stars matchDaily Hive
Prior to the Whitecaps’ MLS match against the Houston Dynamo, a number of celebrities will take to the pitch. There’s already 29 actors confirmed for the event, including everyone’s favourite 12-year-old star, Jacob Tremblay.

Whitecaps FC welcome FIFA eWorld Cup champion for international friendlyWhitecaps FC
On Thursday, August 29, Vancouver Whitecaps FC will welcome reigning 2019 FIFA eWorld Cup champion MoAuba and teammate MegaBit of German club Werder Bremen for an eSports International Friendly at the Gaming Stadium in Richmond, BC. The duo will take on Whitecaps FC eMLS player Skill Shack.

Montreal Impact have ‘no choice but to win’ to make MLS Cup playoffsPro Soccer USA
Wilmer Cabrera’s mentality with the Montreal Impact is simple: Every single game will be the most important game of the season.

Montreal Impact re-sign defender Rod FanniMLS
The Montreal Impact have re-signed defender Rod Fanni through the end of the 2019 season, the club announced Monday. Fanni spent 2018 with the Impact though his contract option was not picked up following the season and has been without a club since.

U.S. Open Cup championship preview: Minnesota United at Atlanta UnitedStar-Tribune
Both teams are playing for their first U.S. Open Cup title in a final that pits two 2017 MLS expansion teams against each other.

Bournemouth defender Smith enjoying new lease of life in MLSFour Four Two
Brad Smith is loving life Stateside having gone from Bournemouth back-up to Seattle Sounders starter – and the former Liverpool left-back has heard from plenty of players interested in following him to Major League Soccer.

Heber, Pozuelo and Gil headline stacked race for MLS Newcomer of the Year awardSBI
The 2019 Major League Soccer season has featured an influx of high-priced talent as the league’s infusion of allocation money, coupled with more aggressive pursuits of designated player signings, has given teams access to more talented players.




WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019, 6:00 PM PT



Pacific FC: German Experience At The Core Of Canadian Premier League ProjectForbes
Rob Friend knows all about pressure. The former Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 star played 145 games in Germany’s two top flights scoring 39 goals for Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha Berlin, Eintracht Frankfurt, and 1860 Munich.

T-Birds begin 2019 Canada West campaign with steadfast wins against Spartans and CascadesThe Ubyssey
It’s been nine months since UBC saw a blue and gold soccer team at Thunderbird Stadium — oh how things have changed since then.

TRU WolfPack soccer teams wrap pre-season schedulesKamloops This Week
The TRU WolfPack soccer teams finished pre-season play on the weekend.

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! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

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
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 Disciplinary Committe rules on Canadian Championship QR2 allegations of racial commentsCSA
Canada Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee has announced its decision related to the allegations of racial comments made at the completion of opening leg of the Canadian Championship Qualifying Round 2 Match 5 between Forge FC and Cavalry FC held Tuesday 4 June 2019 at Tim Horton Field, Hamilton, ON.

Trust the kids: All 7 CPL clubs surpass 1,000-minute threshold for U-21 playersCanPL
Part of the mission of the Canadian Premier League is to foster the growth of young Canadian soccer players. The CPL hit a major milestone in that quest on Sunday, as two clubs — Cavalry FC and FC Edmonton — crossed the threshold to become the final two teams to fulfill this 1,000-minute regular season requirement for Under-21 players.

There is more exciting news for Canadian soccer as MEDIAPRO Canada announces that live coverage of the League1 Ontario Men’s and Women’s Championship Finals will be broadcast on OneSoccer.

Weyburn Soccer Association Welcoming All Abilities to PlayDiscover Weyburn
An All Abilities soccer program is forming in Weyburn. In fact, it’s the first in the province of its kind. President of the Weyburn Soccer Association, Tyler Hillstead said the WSA began the process of developing the program by first consulting with Inclusion Weyburn and Special Olympics Weyburn.


USL Championship Fans’ Choice Goal of the Week – Week 25USL


USWNT legend Carli Lloyd in talks with NFL teamNBC Sports
A video of Carli Lloyd kicking a 55-yard field goal went viral last week and now NFL teams are interested.

Kristen Hamilton, Casey Short join USWNT for games vs. PortugalThe Equalizer
North Carolina Courage forward Kristen Hamilton and Chicago Red Stars defender Casey Short will join the United States women’s national team for World Cup victory-tour matches against Portugal on Thursday in Philadelphia and on Sept. 3 in St. Paul, Minn.

Marc Skinner: Orlando Pride manager battling to inspire World Cup stars to NWSL successBBC Sport
Last December, while partner Laura Bassett was in hospital giving birth to their first child, Marc Skinner received an offer he simply could not turn down.

Oregon farm dedicates corn maze to U.S. women’s soccer, equal payKOMO
A popular tradition at an Oregon farm is getting some extra attention this year. The corn maze at Bella Organic Farm opens Saturday on Sauvie Island, located along the Columbia River west of Vancouver, Wash.


UEFA Champions League qualifying previewNBC Sports
We’re so close to Thursday and the UEFA Champions League group stage draw, but six spots are still in play.

Inter Milan 4-0 Leece: Lukaku scores on Serie A debutBBC Sport
Romelu Lukaku scored on his Serie A debut for Inter Milan as they convincingly beat 10-man Lecce.

League Cup preview: Newcastle v. Leicester; Forest v. Derby in 2nd roundNBC Sports
The second round of the 2019-20 League Cup kicks off on Tuesday, featuring the 13 Premier League sides not participating in European competition this season.

Ex-director looking forward as Bury hope for salvationFour Four Two
Former Bury director Joy Hart believes the club’s battle to preserve their English Football League status is “looking fairly positive” with today’s deadline looming.

Nice: British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos buys Ligue 1 clubBBC Sport
French Ligue 1 club Nice has been bought by Ineos, the chemical company founded by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Red Star Belgrade fans park battle tank at stadiumNBC Sports
Red Star Belgrade fans have welcomed another wartime symbol to their stadium: a real battle tank used during the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia in 1990s.

Is it time for Twitter to pay the penalty for promoting racism on its platform?Inside World Football
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was “lost for words” after yet another vitriolic case of racial abuse on social media towards a player missing a penalty, this time directed against Marcus Rashford who fluffed a second-half spotkick as United suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Brazilian ref becomes second to stop game for homophobic chantingYahoo Sports
Vasco da Gama were playing host to Sao Paulo in a Brazilian first-division fixture when Daronco stopped the game and asked Vasco manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo to ask the home fans to stop the chanting.

Hooliganism fears rise in Denmark after a footballer’s flat is set on fireThe Guardian
Jens Stage thankfully survived the attack but there is now concern in the country that similar incidents could take place.

Eric Cantona to receive UEFA President’s AwardUEFA
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin hails Eric Cantona as “a player of the highest calibre” who “puts his heart and soul into supporting the causes he believes in” after selecting the former Manchester United forward to receive the 2019 UEFA President’s Award.

HBO Releases Spine-Tingling Teaser for Upcoming Diego Maradona DocumentarySI.com
The film, which was already released in the United Kingdom, was directed by Academy Award-winner Asif Kapadia and will have a limited release in theaters in the United States starting Sept. 20.

Juan Mata: Football has a responsibility to help societyESPN
Juan Mata has reached a stage in his career where he can take criticism on the chin. Well, most of it.

David Squires on … Bolton, Bury and the threat to our football clubsThe Guardian
The Guardian cartoonist looks at the uncertain future of a number of Football League clubs, the heartbeats of communities.

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