BC Soccer News, Tuesday, August 28, 2018







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Episode 294 – The AFTN Soccer Show (The State That We Are In) [NSFW]AFTN
Is this a major mental turning point of their season or just another struggle against a poor team, albeit one that ended with three points for once? We look at that and all the other main talking points from the match and hear from both head coaches.

Whitecaps FC to celebrate Union Night at BC Place on SaturdayWhitecaps FC
This coming Saturday’s home match at BC Place will mark Union Night, celebrating the contributions of unions to our community.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas | 2018 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Disappointed to concede a late equalizer, FC Dallas head to Avaya Stadium Wednesday night hoping to extend their lead in the Western Conference, while the San Jose Earthquakes are seeking their first home win in nearly six months.

Report: Several European clubs interested in Josef MartinezSBI
Josef Martinez is having one of the greatest seasons Major League Soccer has ever seen, but his exploits are beginning to generate the kind of interest that could lead to him leaving.

Arthur Blank discuss Atlanta United’s Martinez, Columbus and EuropeAJC
Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank sat down for an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday in a large conference room at what is probably his most expensive home away from home: $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

FC Dallas signs Colombian midfielder Abel AguilarBig D Soccer
FC Dallas has had one of the more active summers in terms of roster upgrading and movement. On Monday, they made one more move to help make a push for a playoff spot as they signed midfielder and Colombian World Cup veteran Abel Aguilar.

Portland Timbers vs. Toronto FC | 2018 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Two teams coming off vastly different Rivalry Week matches meet at Providence Park Wednesday night with the Portland Timbers and Toronto FC both needing wins to improve their playoff hopes.

Minnesota United, Tyrone Mears mutually terminate contractPro Soccer USA
Minnesota United FC announced Monday that fullback Tyrone Mears’ contract has been terminated by mutual consent.

With the stadium deal set, what’s next to make MLS happen in Austin?Statesman
The Columbus Crew front office raised some eyebrows last week when it sent an email about season ticket renewals. Despite the stadium vote and brand reveal in Austin, things remain “business as usual” in Ohio.

Nashville MLS ownership reaches terms on community benefits agreement for stadium projectTennessean
Nashville’s Major League Soccer team ownership and a group of community stakeholders said they agreed to “the majority of terms” late Monday on a closely watched agreement designed to ensure the city’s proposed MLS stadium produces good-paying jobs, a child care center and affordable housing.

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UBC Jump Start crowd propels T-Birds to winUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds women’s soccer team completed its non-conference schedule with a 4-0 triumph over the Douglas College Royals in front of 1,328 fans at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver.

Donald’s goal, Skrzeta’s saves pace Cascades to season-opening win over WolfPackUFV Cascades
Ryan Donald’s contributions to the UFV men’s soccer team are usually measured in goals prevented rather than goals scored.

UBC Fall in Final Pre-Season Action Northern Starting XI
The UBC thunderbirds closed out their pre-season friday night with a 3-1 loss at the hands of their cross-town rivals the Simon Fraser University Clan. Under the lights at the newly painted field at Thunderbird Stadium, UBC looked to polish up their form ahead of next week’s Canada West opener against the University of the Fraser Valley.

VIDEO: Soccer superstar Alphonso Davies thrills young fansMaple Ridge News
More than 120 young fans got a chance to meet soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies during a Monday autograph session in Langley.

Vancouver Whitecaps soccer player visits Terrace youthTerrace Standard
Thirty-two Terrace soccer players got a chance to meet Vancouver Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Sean Melvin Aug. 23 during the final days of the summer soccer camp.

Timber roll up Gibson CupVernon Morning Star
With his darling two-week-old daughter Taytum Rose safely under the North Enderby Timber tent for shelter from the rain, Graham Ross calmly stepped on the MacDonald Park pitch Sunday night seeking yet another Gibson Cup.

Coed soccer league wraps up second seasonNorthern View
The Prince Rupert 7-on-7 coed soccer league brought its second season to a successful close with a year-end tournament on Aug. 25 and 26.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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.

Call for interest for 2018 TD Diploma course BCSA
Based on the level of interest, BC Soccer is planning to host a 2-day Technical Director’s course in late November or early December of 2018 (dates and location TBA). If you are interested in this course, please let BC Soccer know so they can update you.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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.

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Canada Soccer Futsal National Team ID camp to be held in National Capital RegionCSA
Canada Soccer have announced their roster for the National Futsal Team’s identification camp in Gatineau, Québec from 6-9 September. Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos has selected players who competed at this year’s 2018 Futsal Canadian Championship, including the first-ever selections from Territorial Member Associations in Yukon and Nunavut.

U of W women’s soccer squad aims to improveCanstar Community News
Playoffs main goal for Wesmen as season starts Sept. 8.

TFC III Remains Top Of Table After 4-1 Result Over North MissLeague1 Ontario
Afram Gorgees pulled the strings in the Toronto FC III attack, earning three assists in the 4-1 win over North Mississauga SC at the BMO Training Ground on Sunday afternoon.

Canadian soccer captain Sinclair helps raise record MS research haulHamilton Spectator
It’s the second year the Canadian soccer captain, whose mother, Sandi, has multiple sclerosis, has been the face of the campaign. The 2018 take is a record, beating last year’s total of $1.85 million.

Treaty Six-inspired artistic soccer ball passed out to Canadian classroomsThe Star
A Treaty Six-inspired soccer ball, designed by an artist with reconciliation in mind, will make its way from Edmonton into education for kids across Canada.


USL Race for the Playoffs – Aug. 28-Sept. 3USL
There are still seven weeks to go in the 2018 USL regular season, but we’ve already reached the point to where the top teams in the Eastern and Western Conference have moved within reach of a place in the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs. With one-quarter of the season to go, however, there’s still a lot to be decided down the home stretch, especially around the playoff line in both the East and West, which looks set to come down to the wire again.

Harkes Named Triumph SC Sporting Director and Head CoachUSL D3
Greenville Triumph SC introduced today National Soccer Hall of Fame member John Harkes as the Head Coach and Sporting Director of the USL Division III team.

Ron Newman, legendary Sockers coach, dies at 82San Diego Tribune
“The seed for soccer had been planted in the United States,” Newman said in 1980 shortly after joining the San Diego Sockers as head coach. “But it wasn’t going to grow on its own. There were a number of us eager to come over and provide a push.”


Who will join Italy, Spain in Women’s World Cup finals?UEFA
Italy and Spain are the first European teams to qualify to join France in next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals with the other five group winners and four play-off contenders to be decided between Thursday and next Tuesday.

Sorry Alex Morgan, Sam Kerr Is Far And Away The World’s Best StrikerThe 18
As highlighted by her win at the 2018 ESPY Awards in the category of Best International Women’s Soccer Player, no one in the women’s game comes close to matching to consistent brilliance of Australia and Chicago Red Stars forward Sam Kerr.

Thorns FC forward Hayley Raso out 6-8 weeks with back injuryTimbers.com
Portland Thorns FC today announced that forward Hayley Raso will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks with a back injury.

Division 1 Féminine Week 1 Review: Olympique Lyonnais lay down a markerVavel
The reigning champions get off to a big win on their opening day while their main title challengers also picked up win in the opening weekend.

Megan Rapinoe ruled out of USWNT friendlies against ChileSoccer America
Megan Rapinoe, one of only two players who has started every game for the USA in 2018, has been ruled out of the women’s international friendly matches against Chile because of a rib injury suffered in last Tuesday’s Seattle Reign match against the Houston Dash.

Banyana name strong Cosafa Cup squadEWN
South African Women’s football coach Desiree Ellis named a strong squad for next months Cosafa Cup title defence.

Women’s World Cup qualifying: Scotland must be very aggressive – Kim LittleBBC Sport
Midfielder Kim Little says Scotland must be “very aggressive” if they are to win their crucial Women’s World Cup qualifier against Switzerland.

Crisis hit Ghana now set to lose hosting of 2018 African Women Cup of NationsInside World Football
With its football administration still in crisis, local media have reported Ghana has been stripped of the right to host this year’s African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). But CAF insists the media has jumped the gun and that no firm decision has yet been reached.

Juventus looking to build second stadium for their B and women’s teamOne Football
Juventus are reportedly looking to build a second stadium that would host their B team and women’s side from next season.

Does partnering with men’s clubs help or hinder women’s football teams?The Guardian
Sharing a stadium and facilities can help both men’s and women’s clubs grow, although the tactic isn’t always a guarantee of success.


UCL playoff preview: Ajax, Benfica, PSV looking for group stage spotNBC Sports
The Champions League is nearly back to the apex of its competition, as the final playoff round gets set for its finale and the group stage looks for its final participants.

After 3-0 loss to Spurs, Mourinho demands ‘respect, respect’ London Free Press
Even his heaviest home loss wasn’t enough to defeat Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s fighting spirit on Monday.

Ferretti named Mexico interim coachFIFA
The Mexican Football Federation has confirmed that Tigres UANL head coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti will coach the senior men’s national team for their upcoming September friendlies against Uruguay and USA.

Patrick Vieira faces a crisis at Nice just three weeks into the Ligue 1 seasonThe Guardian
It’s still early days but Vieira needs to turn things around quickly after a brutal 4-0 defeat at home to Dijon.

Valencia reaches deal to sign Guedes from PSGLondon Free Press
Valencia says it has reached a deal to sign Portugal winger Goncalo Guedes from Paris Saint-Germain.

Rayo Vallecano ground closed until at least mid-October after fan complaintsBBC Sport
Fans who attended the home game with Sevilla on 19 August complained the ground was in a dangerous state.

Al Ahly out to secure top spot in Group AAfrican Football
Eight-time champions Al Ahly will be out to secure their spot atop Group A when they play host to Kampala Capital City Authority FC in a 2018 CAF Champions League clash at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria on Tuesday evening.

Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill to step aside from international footballBBC Sport
England pair Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill are stepping aside from international football to allow manager Gareth Southgate to bring younger players in.

AFC Champions League Review: Xavi, Bounedjah inspire Al Sadd comebackFour Four Two
Esteghlal took the lead in the first leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final with Xavi’s Al Sadd, but fell apart after the break.

Kovac makes a winning start as Müller begins healing process at BayernThe Guardian
After miserable summer, Thomas Müller was the central figure in Bayern’s win over Hoffenheim on Niko Kovac’s Bundesliga bow as manager.

Usain Bolt to play first match for Central Coast MarinersSportsnet
Jamaica sprint star Usain Bolt will make his first appearance for A-League club the Central Coast Mariners in a pre-season match against a Central Coast amateur selection on Friday.

Odd year out: UEFA warms up for debut of Nations League formatInside World Football
European football’s new Nations League competition will give national teams a boost when it gets under way next month since it will do away with meaningless friendlies, says UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin.

QPR match programmes kept me sane, says Vietnam War veteranBBC
In 1969, an unlikely friendship formed between a US soldier fighting in the Vietnam War and an 11-year-old boy in Slough, through a love of football club Queens Park Rangers.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online)BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

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