VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. TORONTO FC
MLS MATCHDAY #16
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN 1 RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN DIRECT
Episode 344 – The AFTN Soccer Show (It’s Always The Mantaray – Vancouver v NYRB and Dallas, Callum Montgomery, Alejandro Bedoya, MLS and CPL chat) [NSFW] –AFTN
Another busy week for Vancouver Whitecaps is in the history books. Lots of travel, lots of goals, and a four point haul from two matches was the end result and we look back at it all in this week’s show.
Adnan, Dos Santos earn MLS Team of the Week honours – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC defender Ali Adnan, and head coach Marc Dos Santos have both earned honours on the MLS Team of the Week after strong performances against New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas this past week.
Hwang called up to Korea Republic MNT for upcoming friendlies – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Inbeom Hwang has been called up to represent the Korea Republic men’s national team for a pair of home friendlies in June.
Best of MLS Week 13: Johnny Russell, Portland Timbers, and more – SBI
Sporting KC needed a big performance from Johnny Russell on Sunday and received it with the Scotsman registering a hat trick.
Sporting KC’s Johnny Russell named MLS Player of the Week for Week 13 – MLS
The winger scored three goals to give Sporting a 3-2 win over the Seattle Sounders at Children’s Mercy Park, a performance which garnered him MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 13 of the 2019 MLS regular season.
Tristan Blackmon’s best game shows LAFC depth may not be an issue – Angels on Parade
Friday was a landmark night for Los Angeles Football Club defender Tristan Blackmon. Making his second start of the 2019 season for the black-and-gold, he went the full 90 in a 4-2 win over the Montreal Impact, scoring his first career MLS goal in the process.
PACIFIC FC & BC SOCCER NEWS
HFX WANDERERS vs. PACIFIC FC
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHDAY #6
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019, 10:00 AM PT
WANDERERS GROUNDS, HALIFAX, NS
7,000km, 7 matches: Lake Side Buoys duo taking month-long cross-Canada CPL tour – Pacific FC
Starting May 1st, two friends from Victoria, British Columbia are making the trip by motorcycle, catching a CPL game at each team’s stadium. Supporters Steve Hemphill and Ian Irving will ride from Langford out to Calgary, then Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Hamilton, before wrapping things up with a PFC road game in Halifax on June 1st.
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema days away from World Cup debut – Chilliwack Progress
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is in France and Huitema is on the Canadian national women’s roster.
Vancouver Island FC beats women’s soccer league champs for first franchise win – Times Colonist
Vancouver Island FC recorded its first victory in franchise history Sunday.
Men’s Soccer sign Douglas College transfer – TRU
Head coach John Antulov and the WolfPack are welcoming 5’7″ fullback Steffen Masaites of Port Moody, BC into the program effective August 1st. Masaites attended Douglas College and played for the PACWEST Royals last season along with Norvan F.C. With the Royals, he helped them tie for first place (8-2-2) and started four of the 11 matches he dressed for.
Boucherie’s Furlong joins Wolfpack – Kelowna Daily Courier
Ethan Furlong’s tour of the Interior will continue this fall in Kamloops. The 17-year-old Mount Boucherie Secondary student has committed to Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack for the 2019 Canada West soccer season, the school announced.
SFU mourns passing of teammate who died in weekend crash – Burnaby Now
Brandon Bassi, a student-athlete at Simon Fraser University and former Vancouver Whitecaps youth program player, died on the weekend from injuries suffered in a traffic accident.
Whitecaps FC retains nationally recognized sport management group to advise on industry leading safe sport practices – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC announced today that the Sport Law & Strategy Group (SLSG) has been retained as the independent third party to conduct a thorough review of the Club’s current and past safe sport policies and procedures, and its management of those policies, to ensure the Club can learn from leading practices to best manage its national, provincial and local programs. The Club announced plans for this review in a letter on May 1.
3 Months After the Blog: A Meeting with Whitecaps Owners – Ciara McCormack
Last Monday, on May 20, 2019, myself and three of my former teammates met with Greg Kerfoot and Jeff Mallett, the owners of the Vancouver Whitecaps. It was emotional and tough at times, but also productive and amicable and it felt like a step in the right direction.
‘Restored my faith’: Ex-Whitecaps women meet with owners about ’08 coaching complaints – The Province
Some former Whitecaps women’s team players met with team ownership last week about how the club handled allegations of misconduct by a coach over a decade ago.
UBC Senior Director of Athletics Gilles Lepine retires – UBC
UBC Senior Director of Athletics Gilles Lepine is set to retire this summer, with more details please see the below letter from UBC Vice President of Students, Dr. Ainsley Carry, followed by a statement from Gilles Lepine.
Cars broken into at Vernon soccer field – Vernon Morning Star
Soccer families are the latest victims of having their vehicles broken into. The North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association has issued an alert after cars were broken into at Marshall Field recently.
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 season – Pacific 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 Referee – BCSA
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 Syndication – BC 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.
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE & CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Can Cavalry’s ’90 minutes of hell’ lead to undefeated Spring? – CanPL
Thirty points. That’s what you get if you go through the Canadian Premier League spring sprint without a loss or draw. Ten games. Ten wins. Cavalry FC is halfway there. On Saturday, I asked coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. if his team could indeed run the table. His answer? “Why not?”
CPL players face uphill climb to crack Canadian national team roster – Sportsnet
Fans and pundits who are hoping to see the Canadian Premier League break through when it comes to supplying players for Canada’s national team will have to wait a little longer.
York9 FC Offers Free Tickets To Fans Impacted By Weather Miscommunication – Northern Tribune
When York9 FC played its first-ever league home game on Saturday, the weather was good – at least for the first half. After that, the skies opened up and a torrential downpour began. The referee spotted lightning in the 62nd minute and, following procedure, temporarily suspended the game due to the dangerous conditions.
Can York9 FC succeed in Canada’s most saturated sports market? – The Score
If it wasn’t obvious already, the washout – an eventual 2-0 win for visitors Forge FC – offered a stark reminder of York9 FC’s largest hurdle.
Foothills FC still unbeaten in USL2, following three-game series with TSS Rovers – AFTN
Calgary Foothills FC U23 maintained their unbeaten start to the United Soccer League 2 (USL2) season with a 3-2 victory May 24 and a 0-0 draw May 26 in a double-header against Vancouver TSS Rovers, at Hellard Field in Calgary.
Canadian player profile: Desiree Scott – TSN
Known as “The Destroyer,” Scott is one of three players on the roster with more than 100 caps to their name. Scott has been to two Women’s World Cups, has won two Olympics bronze medals, and is one of Canada’s best defensive players.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
USL Championship Clubs Take Aim at Open Cup Fourth Round – USL
The Third Round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup kicks off on Tuesday night as 19 remaining USL Championship clubs look to advance to the Fourth Round in June and a matchup with an opponent from Major League Soccer. Eight of the 11 games over the next two days will feature all-USL Championship matchups, with one interconference meeting and another intriguing clash between a club from the Championship and USL League One also on the slate.
Defiance earn second draw in a row – Sounder at Heart
It was a wild afternoon in between the infield and outfield wall at Cheney Stadium. The match had an own goal, a keeper gaff, two brutal deflections and an equalizer in the final minute. It was also the first time this season that the Defiance scored three goals and the first time in almost month that they scored more than once.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Reign FC earns first win over North Carolina Courage, holding on for 2-1 victory – Pro Soccer USA
While all eyes are on the run up to the Women’s World Cup, a shake up is quietly playing out in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Women’s World Cup 2019 team guide No 3: Norway – The Guardian
Norway are missing Ada Hegerberg but the squad has enough quality to reach the semis if the defence performs.
Women’s World Cup 2019 team guide No 4: Nigeria – The Guardian
The Super Falcons, with star players such as Asisat Oshoala and Desire Oparanozie, have finally been backed by the NFF.
‘I was outraged by the lack of respect’ — The female footballers who fought for change in South America – CNN
They hadn’t stepped foot onto a football pitch for more than two years — 981 days to be exact — but Chile’s national team made quite an impact on its return.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Match-fixing in football: Spanish police make arrests in top two divisions – BBC Sport
Current and former players as well as club executives – reportedly from the country’s top two divisions – have been detained.
Klopp relishing the excitement of all-English Champions League final – Four Four Two
The German manager, who guided the Reds to last year’s final only to suffer defeat by Real Madrid, will pit his men against Tottenham in the Spanish capital on Saturday.
‘You wake at 4am’: Son Heung-min aims to reward South Korea’s early risers – The Guardian
Son Heung-min will live the dream on Saturday night when he features for Tottenham in the Champions League final against Liverpool in Madrid. But the South Korea forward can still remember when he dreamed it.
Aston Villa back in Premier League – and $215M richer – Sportsnet
Prince William punched the air in joy inside Wembley Stadium as Aston Villa secured a return to the English Premier League and a future windfall of at least 170 million pounds on Monday.
Baku quiet as Europa League fans struggle with travel – Canada.com
As Arsenal and Chelsea fans scramble for flights and buses to get to the Europa League final, Baku’s streets are quiet.
Why are so many Ligue 1 clubs sacking their managers? – The Guardian
Half of the managers who started this season will not be around when Ligue 1 returns in August.
Copa America: Neymar stripped of Brazil captaincy and replaced by Dani Alves – BBC Sport
Neymar has been stripped of the Brazil captaincy for next month’s Copa America and will be replaced by his Paris St-Germain team-mate Dani Alves.
Man City’s Al Mubarak defends club spending and slams Tebas’ ‘ugly’ talk – Inside World Football
With his club embroiled in a UEFA investigation into alleged serious breaches of financial fair play and reportedly facing a possible European ban, Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has hit back by saying some of their rivals are simply jealous of the club’s success.
U-20 World Cup Roundup: Ukraine advances, New Zealand, Uruguay pick up wins – NBC Sports
It was a good day for soccer fans in Ukraine, New Zealand and Uruguay as the trio of nations all won their respective games on Monday at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
Bielsa back for another season with Leeds – Four Four Two
Leeds have announced manager Marcelo Bielsa will remain at the club for another season. Bielsa, 63, who guided Leeds to the play-offs in his first season, has agreed to stay at Elland Road after the Sky Bet Championship club activated their option to extend his deal for another 12 months.