BC Soccer News, Tuesday, June 11, 2019




SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019, 7:00 PM



Episode 345 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Golden Years with guests Marc Dos Santos, John Herdman, Max Crepeau, Andy Rose, and Russell Teibert)AFTN
The boys are back in town, just as some Vancouver Whitecaps are out of town. It’s the Gold Cup break and the ‘Caps have three weeks off. We recharged our batteries last weekend but are back to look at how the Whitecaps stand at this halfway(ish) point of the MLS season.

Minnesota United FC still looking for answers on offenseKSTP
After losing to Colorado 1-0 nothing over the weekend in Denver, Minnesota United FC is trying to find any kind of offense they can.

LAFC transfer Andre Horta to BragaAngels on Parade
Designated Player leaves after a disappointing year in MLS.

2019 MLS Ambition Rankings: Who Is Keeping Up in League’s Arms Race?SI.com
MLS has changed more in the past three years than it did in the previous 10 years before that, which makes SI.com’s annual MLS Ambition Rankings more relevant than ever, a measuring stick of who’s keeping pace in the arms race and who’s not.

Numbers Behind 2019 MLS Ambition Rankings: Western Conference ClubsSI.com
To obtain the information used in determining our annual MLS Ambition Rankings, we sent each of the 24 clubs in the league the same survey. But as the league has changed, so, too, has the direction of some of our questions.




SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019, 9:00 AM PT



Cliff Avenue’s Waiters inducted into hallBurnaby Now
Cliff Avenue United’s technical advisor Tony Waiters has had his share of honours — but the past few weeks have been especially grand.

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.

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.





MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019


Canada open FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 with 1:0 victoryCSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team earned three important points in the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 against Group E opponent Cameroon. Kadeisha Buchanan’s goal in first half added time off a Janine Beckie corner gave Canada the halftime lead in the 45’. Canada travel to Grenoble to take on New Zealand on 15 June before finishing the group phase against Netherlands in Reims on 20 June.

Canada shuts out Cameroon in Women’s World Cup openerSportsnet
Canada is off to a winning start at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, and here’s a surprise: Christine Sinclair wasn’t the goal-scoring hero for a change.

Buchanan goal helps Canada defeat Cameroon 1-0 in World Cup openerChilliwack Progress
Centre back Kadeisha Buchanan scored the breakthrough goal on the eve of halftime against a stubborn Cameroon defence Monday as Canada opened its Women’s World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win.

Canada shuts out Trinidad and Tobago in training match ahead of Gold CupDelta Optimist
Scott Arfield scored two goals to lead the Canadian men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in a closed-door friendly on Monday.

Canada enter 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup with real expectationsMLS
For the first time in a decade, the Concacaf Gold Cup knockout stage isn’t a pie-in-the-sky dream for Canada—it’s the bare-minimum expectation.

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Group A PreviewStars & Stripes FC
It’s a group with three teams competing for one spot in the knockout round…and Mexico.

‘The third team on the field’: Carol Anne Chénard supported by fellow soccer refs after cancer diagnosisCape Breton Post
It was just two days before Ottawa referee Carol Anne Chénard was set to fly to France for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She had undergone the required three-and-a-half years of rigorous training and preparation for selected FIFA referees. Everything was settled at her job at Health Canada for her to take the time off. Most of her belongings were packed; just a few smaller items were left to be crammed into her bags. They never made it into her suitcase.

Cavalry FC looks to push through to third round of Canadian ChampionshipCanada.com
The Vancouver Whitecaps await the arrival of Cavalry FC. But first, Calgary’s pro soccer side must beat back a tremendous force, Forge FC, in Tuesday’s second leg of their Canadian Championship second-round series.

FC Valour in tough in second-round match against HFX WanderersWinnipeg Free Press
Don’t let the scoreboard fool you. Valour FC will be trailing as soon as Wednesday night’s soccer match at IG Field against the HFX Wanderers FC kicks off.

Foothills FC split weekend series with Seattle Sounders to remain atop USL2 northwest standingsAFTN
A weekend split with Seattle Sounders U23s on June 7 and 9 has kept Calgary Foothills FC sitting atop the Northwest Division standings of United Soccer League 2 (USL2).

Alphonso Davies: “Bayern Munich want to give me game time”Bundesliga
Bayern Munich winger Alphonso Davies has drawn a positive conclusion to his first six months in the Bundesliga following his move from the Vancouver Whitecaps in the winter transfer window.


U.S. Open Cup fourth round preview: Will MLS teams show their superiority?ESPN
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup might be the hidden gem of American soccer, underappreciated and undervalued. But the beauty and unpredictability that is the Open Cup might not stay tucked away much longer, given the increasing exposure the tournament is receiving.

It’s back: The Dirty River Derby returns as FC Cincinnati, Louisville City FC meet in U.S. Open CupCincinnati.com
It scarcely gets better than this for die-hard FC Cincinnati fans. Even after FC Cincinnati’s ascension to Major League Soccer, its love-hate relationship with Louisville City FC is still rocking and the clubs get to renew acquaintances on the field in a meaningful match this week.

Salazar Makes Move from Toros to DynamoUSL
The Houston Dynamo announced on Monday they had signed Belize international Michael Salazar from the USL Championship’s Rio Grande Valley FC. The forward will be available for selection on Tuesday evening for Houston’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match.

Miami FC, Cal United Accepted Into NISA, Pro Soccer For Baton Rouge & Other News From NISA Board of Governors Meeting Midfield Press
The National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) Board of Governors gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina last Wednesday and Thursday for their first meeting under the new leadership team. Items on the agenda included setting the schedule for Fall 2019, accepting new teams into the league and reviewing the communication plan for the launch of the clubs accepted into the league.



World Cup preview: USWNT v. ThailandNBC Sports
It’s been a long wait, but the U.S. Women’s National Team is finally ready to take the field at the 2019 World Cup.

Life told her no. Jessica McDonald is going to the World Cup anyway Yahoo Sports
The unlikeliest of American World Cup journeys came full circle in a doctor’s office. There, on an otherwise mundane weekday in North Carolina, during a routine checkup on a reconstructed knee, a 31-year-old single mother disintegrated into snotty, messy tears.

Women’s World Cup 2019: Germany’s Dzsenifer Marozsan out with broken toeBBC Sport
Germany midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan could miss the rest of the Women’s World Cup after breaking her toe in the opening Group B game on Saturday.

Celia Jiménez Delgado on Spain’s focus at Women’s World Cup: ‘We’re changing reality’Pro Soccer USA
A few weeks ago, Celia Jiménez Delgado was scrolling through Instagram when a new message popped into her inbox. Delgado, a defender for the Spanish national team and Reign FC, opened it to see a note from a young girl in Spain.

Women’s World Cup: Canada holds off Cameroon, Argentina makes historyNBC Sports
The Women’s World Cup was light on games on Monday (just two) and goals (just one), but there were plenty of storylines to discuss.

Champions USA will not find it easy in a talent-packed World CupThe Guardian
The tournament has usually been a contest between the Americans and a few others. But the rest of the world has become much stronger in recent years.

Houston Dash forward Kayla McCoy out of World Cup with knee injuryPro Soccer USA
McCoy will remain with the Reggae Girlz during the World Cup and go through rehabilitation with the Jamaican medical team.

Here’s How Much Money the Best Soccer Players in the Women’s World Cup Really MakeMoney
Professional female athletes, and the U.S. women’s national soccer team in particular, have been battling for equal pay for years. The gender pay disparity is glaring: When Forbes released its list of the world’s highest-paid athletes last year, there was not a single woman in the top 100.

VIDEO: USA: Where women dominate football, but are still fighting for equal payFrance 24
In the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the US national team, who have already taken home the trophy three times, are one of the favourites. The US are playing their first match against Thailand this Tuesday. Unlike in Europe, where women’s football teams rarely make the headlines, female players dominate the sport in the US, although in terms of pay there is still a massive divide. So how has women’s soccer become so popular stateside?

VIDEO: How the U.S. women’s soccer team offers a cultural story, not just an athletic onePBS News Hour
The women’s World Cup has kicked off in Paris, with the United States once again considered a leading contender. But there’s tough competition, and this year, the U.S. team is playing against the backdrop of its lawsuit for alleged gender discrimination and equal pay violations. Lisa Desjardins talks to USA Today’s Christine Brennan about the athletic and cultural promise of this “veteran” team.



Euro 2020 qualifying: Spain, Poland, record big wins, Rep. of Ireland tops GibraltarNBC Sports
Qualification for Euro 2020 continued on Monday with a bang, and there were goals galore across the continent.

Les Bleus out to bounce backLigue 1
Following their 2-0 Euro 2020 qualifying loss in Turkey on Saturday, Les Bleus will be looking to hit back with a win away to Group H’s bottom club Andorra on Tuesday night.

Swansea fill managerial vacancy with England Under-17 coach Steve CooperThe Guardian
Steve Cooper is to become Swansea’s manager in a bold move by the Championship club. Cooper, who has never been in charge at first-team level and is the England Under-17 coach, impressed the board during a lengthy interview process and is set to be confirmed as Graham Potter’s replacement within 24 hours.

U-20 WC: Younger generation offers hope to success-starved ItalyFIFA
When will Italian football regain its lustre? Almost two decades have gone by since the Azzurri claimed glory at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, and in the meantime the country has experienced a series of disappointments on the world stage, with the Russia 2018 play-off defeat representing their nadir.

Adidas get shirty over Spanish FA’s attempt to end kit deal 7 years earlyInside World Football
Adidas has announced it is starting legal proceeding against the Spanish FA (RFEF) for seeking early termination of their kit partnership that runs through to 2026.

AFC: Macau won’t travel to Sri Lanka for World Cup qualifierNBC Sports
Although the AFC statement did not give a reason, soccer officials in Macau said they were concerned over the team’s safety following the deadly terrorist attacks in the country. On April 21, three churches in Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in Colombo were targeted in coordinated terrorist suicide bombings which killed 358 people.

UEFA Europa League preliminary round drawUEFA
The first step on the road to the 2020 final in Gdansk has been made with the draw for the preliminary round.

Premier League transfers: Which squads need major surgery this summer?BBC Sport
With the season over and the transfer window open, Premier League clubs are set to open their wallets and start spending.

Stevenage equity offering to raise £1.2m launches via Tifosy platformInside World Football
English League 2 club Stevenage has turned to sports investment platform Tifosy to raise £1.2 million by offering 12% equity in the club.

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