BC Soccer News, Tuesday, July 30, 2019



WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019, 5:00 PM



Vancouver Whitecaps’ Theo Bair wants to shine at MLS Homegrown GamePro Soccer USA
Theo Bair is the latest talent to emerge from Vancouver’s academy. This week he will represent the Whitecaps in Orlando.

Preview: Gianluca Busio and MLS Homegrown Team to face Chivas U-20s on TuesdaySporting KC
Taking place the night before the 2019 MLS All-Star Game, the MLS Homegrown Game showcases Major League Soccer’s up and coming talent.

Orlando City took challenging path to MLS all-star spotlightPro Soccer USA
Orlando City majority owner Flávio Augusto da Silva has promised to host the best Major League Soccer All-Star Game.

Taking stock of the MLS season as the All-Stars prepare to meet Atletico MadridYahoo Sports
With the MLS All-Stars set to take on Spanish power Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, now is as good a time as any to check in on the domestic league.

Lassi Lappalainen named MLS Player of the WeekMontreal Impact
Major League Soccer announced Monday that Montreal Impact midfielder Lassi Lappalainen was named MLS Player of the Week for the 21st week of action.

Minnesota United trades defender Eric Miller to New York City FCFox Sports
Minnesota United FC has traded defender Eric Miller to New York City FC for $50,000 in general allocation money, the team announced Monday.

Boyd returns to Germany after Toronto FC releaseESPN
Terrence Boyd has joined German third division side Hallescher FC after mutually parting ways with Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC on Monday.

LAFC officially pick Eddie Segura’s purchase option from Atletico Huila Angels on Parade
Los Angeles Football Club announced on Monday they have acquired defender Eddie Segura on a permanent basis following a six-month loan with Colombian side Atletico Huila. LAFC announced Segura is on a multiyear contract.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019, 5:00 PM



PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL: 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.

Whitecaps week in Prince RupertThe Northern View
Major League Soccer is back in Prince Rupert, as the Vancouver Whitecaps Development Camp makes its summer stop in town.

Job Opportunity: Dome and Referee AdministratorKYSA
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is currently seeking a part-time Dome and Referee Administrator. This position will be approximately 20 hours per week with no hours required in July and August, however requirements are subject to change per organizational needs.

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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Forge FC vs. Antigua GFC among top soccer games played in HamiltonHamilton Spectator
Hamilton soccer legend John McGrane views Thursday’s international at Tim Hortons Field through this prism. McGrane, who played in the old North American Soccer League with some of the biggest names in the history of the game and represented Canada at the 1976 Olympics, says, “It’s important for fans to understand that it’s the first big step in this evolution of Canadian soccer.”

John Herdman toeing the tightrope ahead of Nations League in fallBetween the Sticks
But, instead of having to manage the weight of falling down to a possible death, he carries the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, with possible failure awaiting a fate some would consider worse than any fall. It’s a fate that Herdman, coach of the Canadian men’s national team, has had to shoulder, having been dealt a few rough hands the past couple weeks.

North Miss, Pro Stars, London Stay In Playoff Hunt While Sigma Solidify PositionLeague1 Ontario
North Miss, Pro Stars and FC London managed key results in Matchweek 13 to stay in the playoffs hunt, while Sigma FC solidified their post-season status with a one-sided result over Durham United FA.

Provincials next for LFC menLethbridge Herald
The Lethbridge Football Club men’s soccer team ran with the Alberta Major Soccer League big dogs last weekend and used some bench players in the process.


ARLIA: Record Winning Streak is Nice, But Rising FC is Hungry for MoreUSL
In the moments after referee Eric Tattersall blew his whistle to finalize Phoenix Rising FC’s 1-0 victory over Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday night, there was nothing to indicate that the visitors to ONEOK Field had just made history.

2020 VISION: Commisso intends to have Cosmos play next year, but doesn’t know whereFront Row Sports
Cosmos owner Rocco B. Commisso intends to have his team continue to play next year, although he doesn’t know exactly in which league it will compete.


U.S. Soccer Says It Pays Women’s Team More Than Men’s TeamNY Times
An open letter from the federation president was challenged by a spokeswoman for the players, who called the calculations “utterly false.”

USWNT hit back at ‘ruse’ after US Soccer says women are paid more than menThe Guardian
US Soccer says the players on USA’s Women’s World Cup champions were paid more than their male counterparts from 2010 through 2018.

FIFA accelerate plans for expansion of Women’s World cup to 32 teamsInside World Football
FIFA wants to fast-track an expansion of the next Women’s World Cup to 32 teams and has reportedly asked council members to approve adding eight more teams within days and without a formal meeting.

Liverpool Women’s pre-season tour with men’s team a sign of changing statusBBC Sport
Private jets, official club buses – even bear hugs from Jurgen Klopp. It was a dream pre-season for Liverpool Women.


UCL Qualifying Round 2: Second Leg PreviewNBC Sports
Ninety minutes separates Celtic from a place in the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League, as it moves up the qualifying ladder towards the group stage.

Everton agree €40m deal to sign Kean from JuventusSN
Everton have agreed a deal to sign Moise Kean from Juventus in a deal worth an initial €32 million (£29m/$35m).

Furious Gareth Bale absent from Real Madrid Audi Cup squad after collapse of China move The Telegraph
Gareth Bale has been left too upset to travel to Munich with the Real Madrid squad after having a move to China called off by the Spanish club.

PSG land GueyeLigue 1
Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signature of Senegal international midfielder Idrissa Gueye from EPL side Everton. In England for the past four years, the former LOSC player has made his return to Ligue 1 Conforama.

Bury v MK Dons called off by EFL but Wycombe v Bolton to go aheadBBC Sport
Bury’s opening League One game, at home to Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday, has been suspended – but Bolton Wanderers’ match at Wycombe can go ahead.

League One 2019-20 season previewThe Guardian
Sunderland, so near after going so far last season, are fancied again with Portsmouth while Peterborough and post-Oyston Blackpool could challenge for play-off spots.

Nicolas Pepe adds welcome risk and directness to Arsenal’s shot-shy attackThe Telegraph
Arsenal could be about to break their transfer record to sign 24-year-old Nicolas Pepe, an Ivory Coast winger who plays for Lille in France.

Shenzhen hire former Italy boss Donadoni as new managerESPN
Former Italy head coach Roberto Donadoni has been appointed the new head coach of Shenzhen FC, the Chinese Super League club announced on Tuesday.

Chelsea fan banned for life for ‘racially abusive language’ in Man City gameBBC Sport
Chelsea have banned a fan for life for using “racially abusive language” towards Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling during a match at Stamford Bridge on 8 December 2018.

Sin bins coming to UK grassroots football this seasonYahoo Sports
The FA has announced the 10-minute long dismissals will apply across dozens of leagues in 2019-20, including youth, veterans, and disabilities competitions – plus the women’s game.

José Mourinho: Play to WinCoaches Voice
I’ve always liked this feeling of the unknown. This question of can I dominate all the difficulties that come, not only with a new competition, but also a new country?”

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