BC Soccer News, Tuesday, July 2, 2019





Report and Reaction: Late Leerdam goal hands cardiac ‘Caps a taste of their own medicine in Cascadia Cup lossAFTN
It was Vancouver Whitecaps turn to feel the heartbreak of a late goal as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Seattle Sounders at Century Link Field on Saturday night.

Stoppage-time heartbreak: Whitecaps fall 1-0 to SoundersChilliwack Progress
Kelvin Leerdam scored in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over the rival Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night in their second Cascadia Cup showdown of the season.

Vancouver Whitecaps are toastSoccer Shorts
It’s easy to get carried away about the import of individual games, or even individual moments within those games. But the late goal that consigned the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 1-0 defeat in Seattle on Saturday evening felt as though it were dripping with significance.

Vancouver Whitecaps Development Report (June 2019)Eighty-Six Forever
The Golden Generation Takes an L, Some games are Played in Korea and is the U23 Squad Working?

MLS Week 17 Weekend Review: Quakes, Rapids earn statement victories Pro Soccer USA
The San Jose Earthquakes and Colorado Rapids walked away from Week 17 with statement victories that could propel them toward playoff positions.

Late goal lifts defending champ Atlanta United over Impact Edmonton Journal
The Impact was in a position to steal a point when Meram scored in the 83rd minute to snap a 1-1 tie.

New York City FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
A pair of teams coming off dramatic wins on the weekend meet at Yankee Stadium in the midweek when red-hot New York City FC host the Seattle Sounders in the first match of Week 18.

Loons scoring in bunches, racking up winsFox 9
Scoring goals is fun. Winning games is fun. Combine the two, and Minnesota United is having an absolute blast the last three weeks.

Report: Toronto FC offered $10 million for Jozy Altidore by Chinese clubWaking the Red
It wouldn’t be a transfer window without some sort of rumour involving Toronto FC’s existing designated players.

Columbus Crew SC acquires forward Romario Williams in trade with Atlanta UnitedColumbus Crew
Columbus Crew SC today announced that the club has acquired forward Romario Williams from Atlanta United in exchange for $100,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM). Williams, 24, has earned 13 caps with the Jamaica National Team and scored two goals. The forward will be formally added to Crew SC’s roster upon the opening of the transfer window on July 9, 2019.

Columbus Council Gives Final Approval For Crew Stadium DealWOSU
The Columbus City Council voted Monday night on the final passage of a plan for a new Columbus Crew arena and the redevelopment of MAPFRE Stadium.

Toronto FC coach Vanney is still steamy as his club starts to heat upMontreal Gazette
You could almost hear the steam coming out of Greg Vanney’s ears as he spoke over the line from Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.

Atlanta United sign midfielder Emerson Hyndman on loan from BournemouthMLS
Atlanta United have signed US international midfielder Emerson Hyndman on loan from Premier League side Bournemouth, the club announced Monday evening. The deal also includes an option for Atlanta to purchase the player when his loan expires at the conclusion of the 2019 season. Hyndman will be officially added to the club’s roster once the Secondary Transfer Window opens on July 9.

Dortmund sign U.S. youth Gio Reyna from NYCFCESPN
Borussia Dortmund have signed United States youth international Giovanni Reyna from New York City FC on a free transfer, the club announced on Monday.




MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019


Pacific FC bookend CPL spring season with victories after fiery Canada Day win over champs Cavalry FCAFTN
An action-packed second half on Canada Day that included four goals and a trio of red cards ended the 2019 spring season for Canadian Premier League teams Cavalry FC and Pacific FC.

Pacific FC’s offence comes alive to sink Cavalry in spring finale soccer matchTimes Colonist
Pacific FC painted Westhills Stadium red, white and purple in a Canada Day soccer victory over the Canadian Premier League spring champions.

‘This is the start’: Pacific targets Fall turnaround after win vs. CavalryCanPL
Credit 17-year-old Ahmed Alghamdi for providing the early inspiration. In his first-ever start for the Langford-based club, the Vancouver native found the back of the net against Cavalry’s Niko Giantsopoulos in the 48th minute. It has been quite the summer for the central midfielder; just two weeks earlier, Alghamdi attended his final high school classes at St. George’s School.

Victoria Highlanders FC (6-3-1) traveled to Marist High School to take on Lane United FC (5-2-4) on Sunday, June 30th. The Highlanders had a solid first half, but Adan Garcia scored early in the second half and Albert Escuin picked up the clean sheet as the home team took the 1-0 decision.

Victoria Highlanders FC (6-2-1) traveled to McCulloch Stadium to take on Portland Timbers U23 (2-7-2) in the final 2019 regular season matchup between the two teams on Friday, June 28th. The Highlanders walked away with a 2-0 win with Victory Shumbusho recording a brace and Trevor Schneider picking up the clean sheet.

Island teams claim pair of provincial soccer titlesOak Bay News
Vancouver Island Wave U16 soccer team takes third consecutive provincial title.

BC Soccer Assoc. Provides Update on Proposed Regional Tier 3 LeagueBCSA
As part of its 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, BC Soccer has been exploring the feasibility of establishing a Regional Tier 3 League, to bridge the gap between youth and professional soccer that supports the development pathway in BC. Establishing this program would create a professionally run adult league with a division for females and males with aspirations of evolving to a semi-professional standard over a reasonable time.

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.

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.

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Canada knocked out by Haiti in Gold Cup quarterfinals The Star
Canada was eliminated from the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday night. Haiti reached the semifinals of the continental soccer championship for the first time, overcoming a two-goal deficit in the second half to beat Canada 3-2.

Haiti wins battle of wits as Canada crashes out of 2019 Gold CupSportsnet
As the old cliche goes, 2-0 is the most dangerous lead in football and the Canadian men’s national team learned that harsh lesson on Saturday in Houston.

Eddies take Spring closer over HFX with 3rd-straight winCanPL
FC Edmonton took down HFX Wanderers 2-0 at Clarke Stadium on Canada Day to finish third place in the Spring season and collect a third win in a row.

York9 breaks scoring drought to defeat ValourCanPL
After 331 minutes without a goal, York9 FC’s attack came alive on Canada Day as the Nine Stripes scored three highlight-reel goals to beat Valour FC 3-1 at IG Field.

After dismal spring season, Valour FC needs to regroupWinnipeg Free Press
Not even a perfect start was enough for Valour FC to end the team’s dreadful losing streak.

DeRo, London, Darby Hold Off Strong Pressure While Hamilton Sinks OakvilleLeague1 Ontario
De Ro, London and Darby held off strong pressure from opponents’ Woodbridge, FC Oshawa and Aurora FC on Matchweek 9, while the win of the weekend was a vastly entertaining 3-2 result for Hamilton United Elite over Oakville Blue Devils – the top women’s side entering the matchweek.

Key Wins From Vaughan, Aurora As Remaining Friday Fixtures End In DrawsLeague1 Ontario
Vaughan Azzurri maintained pole position in the men’s division race after a tight win over North Mississauga, while Sigma and Woodbrige, Durham and Skillz played out entertaining draws to keep things tight at both ends of the table on the Friday of Matchweek 9.

Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies “learning from top-class footballers” at Bayern MunichBundesliga
Alphonso Davies has praised his Bayern Munich teammates for easing his transition from Major League Soccer outfit Vancouver Whitecaps to the Bundesliga’s record champions.

Real Madrid soccer team coming to MontrealCanada.com
The Impact announced on Monday that Real Madrid CF will work out at their Centre Nutrilait practice facility from July 9-19 in preparation for the International Champions Cup.

Soccer association kicks off awareness campaignSt. Albert Today
St. Albert Minor Soccer Association is turning up the pressure to bring more awareness to develop a regional soccer centre.


Ottawa Fury FC’s unbeaten streak was halted at 10 games on Saturday night, but it wasn’t for a lack of fight as the visitors gave the Tampa Bay Rowdies all they could handle in an eventual 2-1 Ottawa defeat.

Toronto FC II draw with Forward Madison FC, remain unbeaten at home Waking the Red
A late goal from Forward Madison FC’s Danny Tenorio earned his team a point on Friday afternoon, as they drew 1-1 with Toronto FC II at the BMO Training Ground.

Phoenix Rising beat Portland Timbers 2, extend unbeaten streak to nineNE Valley News
Phoenix Rising extended their unbeaten streak to nine games on Saturday night with a 4-2 win over Portland Timbers 2 at Casino Arizona Field.

Being Frank: Orange County SC 1, LA Galaxy II 2Angels on Parade
A brace from LA Galaxy II forward Frank Lopez sunk Orange County SC’s hopes at a win in the 405 Derby on Saturday at Orange County Great Park, as the visitors walked away with a 2-1 win.


Women’s Football World Cup set for semi-final clashes in LyonFrance 24
Three European sides feature in the final four as the Women’s Football World Cup moves to Lyon for both semi-finals: England meets the USA on Tuesday in what could well have been a final while Sweden seeks revenge over The Netherlands on Wednesday.

USWNT, England set for World Cup semi showdownNBC Sports
As the “home team,” England has the better of the lodging for the semifinal, and the USWNT hopes to be taking its place for Sunday’s Final against either the Netherlands or Sweden.

History beckons for England and USAFIFA
The first of the France 2019 semi-finals pits USA against yet another pretender to their throne, and this test could well be the holders’ stiffest yet. England have improved with each passing game in this FIFA Women’s World Cup and, having drawn with the Americans en route to winning the SheBelieves Cup in March, will not be intimidated or overawed.

Nikita Parris and England relishing the chance to make historyThe Guardian
Ever the analyst, the defender Leah Williamson corrected Phil Neville when he said England want to win the World Cup, telling him that, yes, they wanted to win but, more than that, they wanted to be “badass women” in the process. On Tuesday, though, England face the “baddest” women footballers around, a USA team dripping with talent, swagger and a confidence that verges on arrogance.

As rest of world catches up, ‘arrogrant’ USWNT continue to hold top spotSBI
The U.S. Women’s National Team is the clear cut favorite to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, repeating as world champions.

Lyon, the city for women’s footballFIFA
Seventeen domestic league titles and ten French cups make Lyon the most successful club in France, and one of the most successful in the world. For this reason, the city, along with others like Portland, is seen as one of the global hubs of women’s football and has become one of the most desired destinations for players to ply their trade.

UEFA trumpets €82.2m women’s football commitment as bedrock of France 2019 success Inside World Football
As the France 2019 Women’s World Cup goes into its semi-final stages, UEFA has championed its women’s development programmes as the foundation for the success of its national associations that filled seven of the last eight quarter final slots and three of the semi-final places.

NWSL Sunday: Kerr returns with a hat trickThe Equalizer
More internationals returned to the NWSL on Sunday and left their mark, as Sam Kerr, Marta, and Camila all played their first game after the World Cup and all were involved in goals.

Former Lionesses call for female players to get better protection from abuseFour Four Two
Former England stars Eni Aluko, Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey are among more than 75 current and former players to sign a global petition calling for female players to be better protected from abuse and harassment.

Leaving a legacy: Why brands are going back to the grassroots of women’s sportMarketing Week
If brands are serious about closing the gender gap in sport they should start by challenging the cultural barriers at a grassroots level.


Tanguy Ndombele arrives at Tottenham for medical to seal £55m transferThe Guardian
Tanguy Ndombele is in London to undertake a medical at Tottenham, as his move from Lyon edges closer to completion. The London club have agreed a fee of €62m (£55.45m) plus €10m in add-ons for the midfielder, which would shatter their transfer record – the £42m paid to Ajax for Davinson Sánchez in 2017.

Harry Maguire: Manchester United bid £70m for Leicester City defenderBBC Sport
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign an experienced central defender and Maguire also has the leadership qualities he is looking for.

Source: Buffon agrees deal to re-join JuventusESPN
Gianluigi Buffon has agreed a one-year deal to re-join Juventus after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, a source has told ESPN FC.

Brazil, Argentina set for epic Copa America semifinal showdownNBC Sports
The list of storylines set to litter the field in Belo Horizonte Tuesday night reads like an unfurled medieval scroll.

Roma sign Spinazzola from Juve, send Pellegrini other wayLondon Free Press
AS Roma have signed midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola from Juventus while sending defender Luca Pellegrini in the opposite direction, the Serie A side have said.

Gold Cup semifinals preview: Predictions, key players and what to watch forESPN
We are down to the final four in the Gold Cup, with historic favorites Mexico and the United States in the mix alongside 2015 and 2017 finalists Jamaica and tournament revelation Haiti.

‘Comeback Kings’ Haiti ready to bring their nation more joyInside World Football
The Gold Cup semi-final against Mexico in the State Farm Stadium tomorrow night is not just another game of football for Haiti, the ‘Comeback Kings’ of this tournament.

AFCON wrap: Mane brace, Zaha goal help favorites Senegal and Ivory Coast to victoryNBC Sports
It was a great day to be a favorite in the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday, as all four countries expected to move on clinched berths in the knockout stage.

US-based businessman Ron Gordon takes control of HibernianFour Four Two
United States-based businessman Ron Gordon has taken control of Hibernian as the Edinburgh club changed hands for the first time in 28 years.

Spanish third division club rebrands as Flat Earth FCNBC Sports
A Madrid club that earned promotion to the Spanish third division this past season has rebranded as Flat Earth FC, with club president Javi Poves looking to “unite the voices of millions of flat earth movement followers” by changing the team’s name.

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