BC Soccer News, Tuesday, May 21, 2019



SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019


Episode 343 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Masquerade – Vancouver v Atlanta and Kansas City, Wondo Watch is over, MLS, CPL, and USL League 2 chat)AFTN
From back to back to back to the earth with a bump. That’s the difference a week in MLS makes.

Derek at the death! Late Cornelius volley salvages point for Whitecaps in KCAFTN
Krisztián Németh was both saint and sinner for Sporting Kansas City as they hosted Vancouver Whitecaps at Children’s Mercy Park on Saturday night.

Stoppage-time equalizer gives Whitecaps 1-1 draw versus Sporting KCChilliwack Progress
Derek Cornelius scored in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to help the Vancouver Whitecaps pull level for a 1-1 draw against 10-man Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.

Whitecaps FC to celebrate seventh annual Pride Match on Saturday versus FC DallasWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be hosting the club’s seventh annual Pride Match this coming Saturday, May 25 when they face Western Conference rivals FC Dallas. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. PT.

Chris Wondolowski can finally exhale as MLS’ goal-scoring kingSBI
Chris Wondolowski loves visualization. He can still visualize saying in an interview in his rookie year in 2005 that he’d be happy just getting 148 minutes on the pitch. He can also still perfectly visualize his first career goal in 2006 – a tap in goal at the far post against the Chicago Fire.

MLS Week 12 Rewind: Wondo breaks record, Red Bulls end Atlanta’s win streak and the Rapids winPro Soccer USA
Before Chris Wondolowski took the field Saturday, the San Jose Earthquakes forward had played 70 minutes since the start of April.

Impact’s missed opportunities result in scoreless draw with RevolutionMontreal Gazette
Montreal is still holding down a playoff spot, but the Impact has played 14 games and most of the teams chasing them have multiple games in hand.

78 MLS players named to preliminary rosters for 2019 Concacaf Gold CupMLS
A litany of MLS players were included in the preliminary 40-man rosters released by Concacaf for the 2019 Gold Cup on Monday.

DaMarcus Beasley announces retirement at end of 2019 seasonSBI
Houston Dynamo captain DaMarcus Beasley announced via social media on Monday that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2019 MLS season. Beasley will turn 37-years-old on Friday and is currently in his 20th professional season.




SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019


Pacific FC game ends with tie against York9 on SaturdayGoldstream News Gazette
Pacific FC ended their latest home game in a 2-2 deadlock against York9 at Westhills Stadium on Saturday.

Pacific FC signs 24-year-old defensive midfielder from PanamaSaanich News
The Pacific FC has announced the signing of a new defensive midfielder, 24-year-old Panamanian player Alexander González.

Vancouver TSS Rovers suffer first defeat of the season against resilient Calgary Foothills side that consistently “know how to win”AFTN
Vancouver TSS Rovers saw their unbeaten start to the 2019 USL League 2 season ended at Swangard Stadium on Sunday in a 2-1 loss at the hands of Canadian rivals Calgary Foothills.

UBC star Shumbusho continues to ignite Highlanders’ attackTimes Colonist
Victory comes in many forms. It did Sunday for the Victoria Highlanders, literally through a guy named just that.

Vernon United Tolko pops PentictonVernon Morning Star
Sporting their white jerseys, the Vernon United Tolko U16 Boys completed a home-and-home sweep of the Penticton Pinnacles with a 3-0 whitewash at MacDonald Park in Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League action.

Power Soccer in BC SportAbility BC
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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
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SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019


Sinclair scores goal No. 181 as Canada heads to World Cup on winning noteChilliwack Progress
Canada leaves for the Women’s World Cup on a winning note, dispatching an outmatched Mexico side 3-0 on Saturday with captain Christine Sinclair adding to her legacy with career goal No. 181.

Hutchinson, Davies highlight Canada’s preliminary Gold Cup rosterDelta Optimist
Veteran Atiba Hutchinson and teenager Alphonso Davies highlight Canada’s preliminary 40-man roster for this summer’s Gold Cup.

Win streak remains intact for Cavalry FC following 1-0 win over FC Edmonton in first CPL edition of “Al Classico” AFTN
Four games into the inaugural Canadian Premier League season, Cavalry FC have cemented themselves as the team to beat, with four wins and a record of proving they can win closely-fought matches.

2019 CPL Championship format yet to be finalized, says Canadian Premier League commissionerTSP
Cavalry FC sits atop the Canadian Premier League spring season table, five points clear of its nearest rival, Forge FC. With six matches remaining in the spring season, the Cavs are currently favourites to claim the first CPL Championship berth.

Canada to face Spain in preparation for the FIFA Women’s World CupCSA
Canada will face Spain in a Women’s International Friendly match in Logroñés, Spain on Friday 24 May as part of their final preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. The match will be played at Estadio Las Gaunas, home of UD Logroñés.

Vanessa Gilles took different path towards Canadian women’s teamSportsnet
No pathway to playing competitive sports is the same. Just ask Canadian defender Vanessa Gilles, who didn’t even start playing soccer until she was a teenager.

Fifteen Canada Women players sign up for Juan Mata’s Common Goal projectThe Guardian
Common Goal started 20 months ago with Manchester United’s Mata pledging 1% of his salary to a collective fund. The movement now has close to 100 players, with near gender parity, and $1.3m (£1m) generated so far for high-impact football charities around the world.

Milan Borjan Wins Serbian SuperLiga With Red Star BelgradeNorthern Tribune
FC Crvena zvezda, which is known as Red Star Belgrade to English speakers, has done it again: the club has finished top of the Serbian SuperLiga. Finishing off the season with a string of wins, it was a thrilling finish for fans of the Red-Whites.

OSU Force Grab A Commanding Win Over Alliance, While Durham, Woodbridge Settle For A DrawLeague1 Ontario
A rematch of the 2018 League1 Ontario Women’s Championship between Durham United FA and Woodbridge Strikers resulted in a 10-woman Durham side hold their opponents to a 0-0 draw.

Woodbridge, Alliance, Oakville Blank Their Opponents To Roundup Matchweek 3League1 Ontario
The Woodbridge Strikers visited Toronto Skillz at Birchmount Stadium and went home with all three points in a commanding 5-0 victory.

Eagles records clean sheet in P.E.I. F.C. victoryJournal Pioneer
The Island squad defeated C.S. Dieppe 5-0 Sunday to improve to 1-1 in the McCain New Brunswick Premier Soccer League.


Match report: Bethlehem Steel FC 0-3 Ottawa Fury FCPhilly Soccer Page
Haitian international and Newark, NJ native Christiano Francois contributed to all three of Ottawa Fury’s goals, tallying one goal and two assists on a night that Bethlehem Steel FC did not look up to the challenge, losing 3-0 at home for the second time this season.

MATCH RECAP: Tacoma Defiance earns a point in 1-1 draw with Reno 1868 FCSounders FC
Tacoma Defiance (2-9-1, 7 points) on Saturday played to its first draw of the season, a 1-1 decision with Reno 1868 FC (4-2-5, 17 points). Justin Dhillon scored just nine seconds into the match, earning a place in the record books for the fastest goal in USL Championship history. The evening’s final result snapped a six-game losing streak for Tacoma, which moved to 2-3-1 on the season at Cheney Stadium.

Concacaf Gold Cup Beckons for USL StandoutsUSL
Thirty-seven players that have featured in the USL Championship and USL League One this season are one step closer to representing their nations at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup as the federation released the provisional rosters for this summer’s tournament on Monday morning.


Lyon is unbeatable since it puts ‘women in the spot we deserve’The Star
For the select few privileged enough to hear it, the pitch is irresistible. Whenever Olympique Lyonnais Féminin identifies someone it believes can burnish its already glittering roster, its offer is simple: Would you like to be part of the best group of players anyone, anywhere, can put together?

Lyon extend European recordUEFA
Lyon extended their record tally of final wins to six while their run of four victories in a row is twice the next best.

Reign FC power past Sky Blue FC in TacomaGoalWA
Reign FC (1-1-3, 6 points) notched its first win of the season Saturday, earning a 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC (0-4-2, 2 points) at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington.

Lindsey Horan’s road never traveledYahoo Sports
The most remarkable aspect of Horan’s story isn’t anything that transpired on glistening swaths of French grass. It isn’t her unique footballing blend of physical prowess and artistry. It isn’t a starting point or a final destination. It’s an incongruity – between the profile of a prototypical pioneer and the profile of this one.

England Women forward Nikita Parris joins French powerhouses LyonFour Four Two
England Women forward Nikita Parris has confirmed she has signed for Champions League winners Lyon.

World Cup return adds momentum to Argentina’s women’s movementThe Equalizer
When Argentina’s women’s national team takes the field against Japan on June 10, it will be their first appearance in a World Cup since 2007. Fans would happily forget the disastrous performance that year in China, which began with a record-breaking loss 11-0 to Germany. Germany went on to win the title without conceding a goal, while Argentina exited at the group stage after three straight losses.

FIFA apologises after Women’s World Cup ticket backlashFour Four Two
The governing body faced a backlash on Monday after fans who bought groups of tickets found they were not necessarily seated together.

#SBSSWPL ROUND-UP – 19/05/2019Scottish WPL
The weekend’s action in the Scottish Women’s Premier League.

Aussies launch 2023 Women’s World Cup bid but say it will cost more that $5m to winInside World Football
Australian FA (FFA) boss David Gallop has said it will take “many millions of dollars” of government funding to win the hosting rights for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, at the official launch of Australia’s bid for the tournament.

The Week in Women’s Football: NWSL 2019 season reviewTribal Football
This week we look at the first approximately twenty-percent of the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season as most teams have played 5 of the 24 game regular season. We review the season so far team-by-team in the order of their current table standings.


Manchester City lifts FA Cup, completing a soccer grand slamThe Star
Manchester City swept aside Watford to complete the first clean sweep of English men’s soccer trophies.

Messi hits 50 goals for Barca, Madrid ends season to forgetSportsnet
Lionel Messi scored twice to hit the 50-goal mark for the sixth time in his career on Sunday while Real Madrid put a fittingly poor ending to its worst season in recent memory after losing in the final round of the Spanish league.

Bologna draws 3-3 at Lazio to secure Serie A safetyNBC Sports
Bologna secured Serie A football for another season after drawing at Lazio 3-3 in a thriller on Monday.

Week 37 review: Lyon in top three, Monaco almost safeLigue 1
Olympique Lyonnais secured a top-three finish, AS Saint-Etienne confirmed their return to Europe and AS Monaco all but secured their survival on a dramatic penultimate weekend of the 2018-19 Ligue 1 Conforama season.

Mbappé named best Ligue 1 player, hints at move away from PSGFrance 24
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbabbé was named the best player of Ligue 1’s 2018-19 season on Sunday, after which the young striker hinted that he was open to changing clubs.

PSG address Mbappé bombshellLigue 1
Following Kylian Mbappé’s remarks concerning his future at the club on Sunday night, Paris Saint-Germain have declared that the superstar will definitely be at the capital club next season.

Borussia Dortmund left to rue missed chance in BundesligaNBC Sports
After watching Bayern Munich win the Bundesliga title for the seventh straight year, Borussia Dortmund was left to rue its missed chance.

Manchester City and PSG should be thrown out of Europe, says La Liga presidentThe Guardian
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are “playthings of a state” who should be kicked out of European competition for violating Financial Fair Play rules, the La Liga president has said.

Marcelo Bielsa close to committing future to Leeds for at least one more seasonThe Telegraph
Marcelo Bielsa is looking increasingly likely to commit his future to Leeds United for at least one more season to complete his Elland Road revival in a bid to overcome the pain of narrowly missing Premier League promotion.

Valencia make a mockery of reason by sealing Champions League placeThe Guardian
There could hardly be a better portrait of their season. It was the halfway stage and Valencia were 10th, 20 points off the top, 10 points off the Champions League and only four off relegation.

Steve Clarke feels accepting Scotland challenge is ‘pinnacle’ of careerFour Four Two
Steve Clarke feels he has reached the “pinnacle” of his career after being unveiled as the new Scotland head coach.

Vincent Kompany walks into a mess at Anderlecht – can he save them?The Guardian
With no European football for the first time in 56 years and unrest off the pitch, the Belgian club’s appointment of their former defender as player-manager is a remarkable stunt

New handball and subs rules head raft of law changes set for next seasonInside World Football
Significant new tweaks approved earlier this year by football’s lawmakers are will come into effect across the game from the start of next season, designed to reduce a number of grey areas.

Bolivian football referee dies after collapsing during matchThe Telegraph
A referee collapsed during a top-flight football match at the world’s highest stadium and later died after being taken to hospital.

11 soccer players arrested in Georgia in match-fixing caseNBC Sports
Eleven soccer players in Georgia have been arrested on suspicion of match-fixing and face lengthy prison sentences.

Decision on expanded 48-team Qatar 2022 World Cup will be made at Paris Congress in JuneInside World Football
Qatar’s 2022 World Cup organising chief has confirmed that a decision will definitely be made one way or the other at the upcoming FIFA Congress over possible expansion to 48 teams – but won’t say which way it will go.

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