BC Soccer News, Tuesday, August 6, 2019





Episode 352 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Can We Play You Every Week? – Whitecaps win in Cincy, Tommy Wheeldon, Football Fortunes, MLS and Canadian club football chat) [NSFW – Strong language and mature subject matter] AFTN
They’ve only been and gone and done it. Vancouver Whitecaps won a match! Okay, so it wasn’t pretty and it was against a shambles of a team, but a win is a win is a win and right now any small victories they can get should be grabbed with both hands. (Note: This show has strong language throughout and humour that may offend.)

Report and Reaction: Whitecaps Keep Run Progressing in Cincinnati after come from behind victoryAFTN
First it was a losing run, then it became a winless run last week, now it’s officially an unbeaten run. It may only be two matches, but in a season that’s offered very little to cheer about, Vancouver Whitecaps fans will take any small positives they can get.

Whitecaps 2 Cincinnati 1: Caps ‘Hwang tough’ long enough for Felipe to play heroThe Province
The Whitecaps’ midfielder scored just his second goal for the Caps in the 84th minute as Vancouver finally got the winless monkey off their backs by beating host FC Cincinnati 2-1.

Vancouver Whitecaps are happy. Hope you’re happy too?Soccer Shorts
Nobody could look at the tie in Minnesota and the win in Cincinnati and think that all was suddenly well in the world of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Bedoya, Union deliver clear message after running past DC UnitedNBC Sports
Union’s Alejandro Bedoya made sure to send a passionate message to Congress after he gave his team the early lead in the nation’s capital. “Hey congress, do something,” he yelled into one of the field-level boom mics after scoring three minutes in. “End gun violence now.”

Alejandro Bedoya named MLS player of the week after passionate anti-gun messageDelta Optimist
Philadelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya, who included a passionate anti-gun message in his weekend goal celebration, has been voted Major League Soccer’s Player of the Week.

Bedoya will not face discipline for on-field message about gun violenceSBI
Major League Soccer will not punish Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya following his on-field actions in Sunday’s 5-1 league win over D.C. United.

Who is Alejandro Bedoya? A soccer player with a history of not sticking to sports.Philly Inquirer
When Alejandro Bedoya isn’t playing soccer, you’re likely to find him in places that have nothing to do with the sport.

MLS Week 22 started with a big event for the league. Atlanta set a new single-game attendance record. 72,548 were at Mercedes-Benz Arena to see Atlanta shutout the Galaxy 3-0.

FC Cincinnati coach Jans wants part in ‘making FC Cincinnati a respectable club in MLS’Cincinnati.com
It was during his recently-concluded two-year stint as technical director at Eredivisie club FC Groningen that Ron Jans knew his soccer passions were on the head coaching side of the game.

After losing starting job, Toronto FC’s Alex Bono finally gets a chance to playDelta Optimist
Alex Bono isn’t quite sure why he lost his job as starting goalkeeper for Toronto FC. And it’s clear some three months later that emotions are still raw on the subject.

Montreal Impact seek stability ahead of important two-week stretch Pro Soccer USA
The Montreal Impact have had quite a few highs and lows lately. Remí Garde’s squad went from losing four straight games to beating conference leaders Philadelphia Union 4-0. To follow up, the Impact travelled to Colorado where they suffered a 6-3 loss to the Rapids. For the Impact, it’s either tremendous or terrible.

Video shows altercation between white supremacists and Sounders fanSounder at Heart
Ahead of the Seattle Sounders match against the Sporting KC, a group of right-wing agitators showed up with an intent to cause a ruckus and Sounders fans mostly ignored them. At least two of the agitators were openly carrying firearms.

Fans marching to Sounders match hear curses from people who pledge allegiance to Proud Boys organizationSeattle Times
A cluster of 11 men and one woman who pledged allegiance to the Proud Boys organization, which the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as a hate group, awaited the Sounders supporters outside the southwest end of CenturyLink Field. Some yelled expletives at the marchers, who wore T-shirts with Iron Front symbols or raised scarves that read “Anti-Fascist.”

Derby confirm Wayne Rooney to join as player-coach in JanuaryThe Guardian
Derby County have confirmed that DC United’s Wayne Rooney will join as a player-coach on an initial 18-month contract in January.






Trinity Western men’s soccer head coach Mike Shearon officially announced his recruiting class of 2019, which features 10 incoming student-athletes, Tuesday.

Pennington era begins with WolfPack WSOCTRU Wolfpack
The WolfPack open their training camp this afternoon on the Warner Rentals field at Hillside Stadium with fitness testing followed by a training session/scrimmage. This is the first training camp for returning players under the direction of their team’s new head coach: Mark Pennington. The native of Durham City, England was hired to take over the program February 12th.

PRFC women score Saturday afternoon soccer victoryNorthern View
The Prince Rupert FC women are rolling into the next round of the Davis Cup after a thorough defeat of Nisga’a United on Saturday afternoon.

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.

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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! BC Soccer Web
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HIGHLIGHTS: HFX snatch cagey homecoming win against ValourCanPL
Home sweet Halifax. HFX Wanderers ended their five-match losing streak on their Civic Holiday return to Wanderers Grounds, downing Valour 1-0 on Monday.

Valour FC skipper Jordan Murrell in trouble after red card in CPL gameDelta Optimist
Valour FC captain Jordan Murrell has apologized for a stormy red-card exit in the Winnipeg CPL’s club 1-0 loss to HFX Wanderers in Halifax on Monday.

Montreal Impact vs. Cavalry FC | 2019 Canadian Championship PreviewMLS
The Montreal Impact reached the Canadian Championship semifinals for the eighth consecutive year, with a first-time meeting against Cavalry FC beginning Wednesday night at Stade Saputo.

OneSoccer to air exclusive coverage of Canadian Championship semisOne Soccer
OneSoccer, the 24/7 digital platform devoted to delivering world-class dedicated Canadian soccer coverage and content, will show exclusive live coverage of the semi-final round of the Canadian Championship, the stage when Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC joins the competition to take on Ottawa Fury of the USL Championship, with Montréal Impact (MLS) facing Cavalry FC of the Canadian Premier League in the other half of the draw.

Carducci, Camargo starring in Cavalry’s successCanada.com
Like many other young Canuck talents these days, Carducci and Camargo have embraced the Cinderella ball that is the fledgling Canadian Premier League and have run with it.

Concacaf unveils opening Nations League match-ups. Cuba to face Canada in Cayman Inside World Football
Cuba, who struggled at the Gold Cup, will play their home games outside of the country after their domestic facilities failed to reach hosting standards. They play face Canada in their opening League A match on September 7 before ‘hosting’ the Canadians in the Cayman Islands three days later. It is a rematch of their Gold Cup group contest in June which Canada won 7-0 in Charlotte.

Canada Soccer confirms schedules for 2019 Toyota National ChampionshipsCanada Soccer
Canada Soccer’s premier amateur event – the Toyota National Championships – will kick off on Wednesday 9 October with 153 matches to be played across six competitions in six days across three venues. This year’s 2019 Toyota National Championships will be played in St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador (men’s Challenge Trophy and women’s Jubilee Trophy), Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (U-17 Cup), and Edmonton, Alberta (U-15 Cup).

Challenge Cup: This tie looked pretty good on the LaurentiansThe Telegram
The Labour Day Challenge Cup playoff tournament will decide Newfoundland and Labrador’s lone representative for the Toyota national men’s championship Oct. 9-14 in metro St. John’s.

Liverpool forward Liam Millar returns to Kilmarnock on loanBBC Sport
The Canadian international made 16 appearances on loan at Rugby Park last season, scoring once.

Lothar Matthäus: Alphonso Davies is the future for Bayern MunichPro Soccer USA
Matthäus did not understand Canadian national team head coach John Herdman playing Davies on defense at the Gold Cup.


The Miami FC defeats New York Cosmos to claim second NPSL national titleMagic City Soccer
The Miami FC claimed its second National Premier Soccer League National Championship on Saturday night, defeating host New York Cosmos 3-1.

Bucks Crowned USL League Two Champs for Record 4th TimeWNEM
The Flint City Bucks changed their name this year (from the Michigan Bucks), changed their home from Pontiac to Flint and reinstated their former League Two Coach of the Year all with one goal in mind. Winning more championships. On Saturday night before a passionate crowd of 7,198 fans, the Bucks accomplished their goal, defeating Reading United AC (Pennsylvania) 1-0 in an overtime thriller.


NWSL Saturday: Debinha lifts Courage past SpiritThe Equalizer
Debinha’s 64th-minute goal lifted the North Carolina Courage past the Washington Spirit 1-o Saturday in Cary, North Carolina to keep the Courage unbeaten at home this season (4-0-4).

NWSL team Sky Blue FC moves fixture to Red Bull Arena due to high fan demandSport Business
National Women’s Soccer League team Sky Blue FC has announced that its Sunday, August 18, game against Reign FC has been moved to the 25,000-capacity Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

FA to launch streaming platform dedicated to women’s footballThe Guardian
The Football Association is launching a streaming platform dedicated to women’s football from the start of the 2019-20 season.

Infantino says expanded 2023 WWC will likely see prize money beat £60m earmarkedInside World Football
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said the world governing body will look to exceed its promise to double the prize money for the 2023 Women’s World Cup to $60 million. However, he issued the caveat that the tournament needed to be marketed.

West Ham women’s football team appoints first skin consultant in history of footballEvening Standard
Dr Raul Cetto has been appointed on a part-time basis “to offer insight and expertise into caring for their skin whilst working a high-octane job to help protect and perfect their skin”.


German Supercup: Jadon Sancho dazzles as Dortmund outshine BayernDW
Borussia Dortmund got the better of rivals Bayern Munich with a thrilling victory in the German Supercup, the curtain-raiser for the new season. Dortmund had their teenage sensation Jadon Sancho to thank again.

Manchester City beats Liverpool to begin defense of its domestic quadrupleCNN
Manchester City began the defense of its domestic quadruple with a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Liverpool in the Community Shield.

Breakfast in America with California’s Reds and the Community ShieldThe Guardian
Come all ye faithful. Come to San Francisco. Come to San Francisco to watch the Community Shield and, in my case, come on the last day of a family holiday to California, at the start of which I vowed to my wife this would be a football-free trip for us and our daughter. Turns out I lied.

Mbappé, Di Maria work their magic to gift PSG French Super Cup victoryFrance 24
Paris Saint-Germain substitute Angel Di Maria scored the winner with a spectacular free kick and Kylian Mbappe was also on target as the Ligue 1 champions recovered to beat Stade Rennes 2-1 and lift the French Super Cup in Shenzhen on Saturday.

Patrick Collot named as Nantes’ interim boss Ligue 1
FC Nantes general manager Franck Kita announced on Monday that Patrick Collot, former assistant to Vahid Halilhodzic, will take over as the club’s interim coach until a new coach is appointed.

Ajax start the Champions League in the third qualifying round. Is that fair?The Guardian
Uefa’s calculation of coefficients penalises good teams in weak leagues and takes into account matches played six years ago.

Manchester United officially signs Harry MaguireNBC Sports
One of the longest-running transfer sagas of the summer has officially come to an end as Manchester United confirmed the signing of Leicester City defender on a world record transfer fee that makes the England international the most expensive defender in the game.

Crystal Palace complete Gary Cahill signingFour Four Two
Former England defender Gary Cahill has joined Crystal Palace on a two-year deal.

Messi ruled out of Barcelona preseason games in United StatesNBC Sports
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been ruled out of the club’s quick visit to the United States for a pair of preseason matches against Napoli in Miami and Michigan.

Wolves’ Max Kilman: ‘I’ve benefited from futsal. I learned how to play’The Guardian
The promising Wolves defender is the first former England futsal international to play in the Premier League.

Swiss charge German football officials in 2006 World Cup fraud probeYahoo Sports
Swiss prosecutors said Tuesday they had charged three former German Football Association (DFB) officials, including ex-president Theo Zwanziger, with fraud relating to the 2006 World Cup.

Chemnitzer sack striker Frahn for displaying neo-Nazi ‘sympathy’ Inside World Football
German third tier side Chemnitzer have sacked their captain Daniel Frahn for “openly displaying sympathy” for a neo-Nazi hooligan group.

Chelsea apology over ‘prolific child abuser’ coach at clubYahoo Sports
English Premier League club Chelsea has apologized for the “terrible past experiences” of some former youth players after an investigation into child sexual abuse.

Bristol City write to clubs to explain new policy of not kicking ball out of playThe Guardian
Bristol City have written to every Championship club to tell them that they will not kick the ball out of play for any opposing player unless they have suffered a head injury.

CHAN qualifier surprises as Lesotho beat South Africa and Togo end 11-year droughtInside World Football
South Africa’s hastily assembled squad has been dumped out of the African Nations Championship qualifiers after a 3-0 defeat to Lesotho on Sunday saw them lose 6-2 on aggregate.

VAR in the Premier League: How it will work and will it be a success?ESPN
VAR makes its Premier League debut on Friday, meaning English football will fall into line with Europe’s other top leagues. Coupled with the International Football Association Board’s (IFAB) changes and clarifications to the Laws of the Game that came into effect on June 1, it may take some players, coaches and fans a bit of time to get used to things. (IFAB is the ruling body in charge of determining and agreeing on the rules of soccer worldwide.)

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