BC Soccer News, Tuesday, May 7, 2019




FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019, 7:00 PM



Episode 340 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Come What May – Colorado v Vancouver, Scott Sutter interview, Whitecaps scandals, CPL, MLS)AFTN
Another busy week is in the book and it was a rare winning one for Vancouver Whitecaps. At least on the pitch.

Takeaways from Vancouver Whitecaps road victory in Colorado Pro Soccer USA
Heading into week 10 of the Major League Soccer season, the Vancouver Whitecaps had scored just seven goals. But Friday, the Caps finally found their goalscoring touch in a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rapids.

AUDIO: Fine Lines: Whitecaps gearing up for big game vs. PortlandSportsnet
On this week’s edition of Fines Lines, hosts Dan Riccio and J.J. Adams chat MLS insider Sam Stejskal ahead of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ home game against the Portland Timbers on Friday.

Impactful moves headline close of Primary Transfer WindowMLS
Transfer deadline is rapidly approaching: Only hours remain for clubs to snag gamechangers abroad before the MLS Primary Transfer Window closes on Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. CT.

Timbers add serious firepower with Fernandez, Liga MX second-leading scorerNBC Sports
The Portland Timbers took a big step to solving some of its goal-scoring problems with a major signing on Monday.

Portland Timbers trade international roster spot to Houston Dynamo for $175,000 in allocation moneyOregonian
The Portland Timbers acquired $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in 2020 and $75,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) in 2019 from the Houston Dynamo Monday in exchange for a 2019 international roster slot.

Crew acquires David Guzman in trade with TimbersSBI
Caleb Porter has a familiar face joining him in Columbus.

Are Sounders close to signing an Ecuadorian centerback?Sounder at Heart
The MLS transfer window closes on Tuesday, but the Seattle Sounders may be close to finalizing a deal to bring in a new centerback. Reports out of Ecuador have said Barcelona SC is considering a transfer offer from a MLS team for 24-year-old Xavier Arreaga, with one identifying the Sounders as the team.

Impact limp into game vs. Red Bulls without Piatti, SagnaSportsnet
The Montreal Impact‘s sagging offence will have to make do without star winger Ignacio Piatti for at least another week.

MLS East leaders Philadelphia Union dealt duel blowsMLS Multiplex
The MLS Eastern Conference leading Philadelphia Union will apparently be without Corey Burke and Matt Freeze for over a month, or longer.

Third-year Toronto FC centre back Mavinga bouncing back with an inspired campaignCape Breton Post
In Saturday’s 2-0 victory in Orlando, Jonathan Osorio scored a dazzling goal for Toronto FC, goalkeeper Quentin Westberg made some huge saves and Alejandro Pozuelo was his usual creative self in the midfield.

Osorio, Delgado named to Week 10 MLS Team of the WeekToronto FC
Jonathan Osorio and Marky Delgado have both been named to the Week 10 MLS Team of the Week for their efforts in Toronto FC’s 2-0 victory on the road against Orlando.

Gov. Brian Kemp signs bill creating Atlanta United license plateGwinnett
It’s now official: Atlanta United fans across Georgia can get license plates featuring the team to show their fandom.




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Academy Report: ‘Caps keep rolling during weekend home matchesWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Academy teams were back home in Development Academy action this past weekend at the National Soccer Development Centre.

2019 Pacific Coast Soccer League season opens this weekendPCSL
The 2019 PCSL season launches this weekend with eight teams from across British Columbia.

Metro Women’s Soccer League – Introduction to SoccerMWSL Facebook
Introduction to Soccer – In an effort to interest and attract future players to the beautiful game the MWSL is considering offering an Introduction to Soccer/Learn to Play program for women.

Maple Ridge girl invited to Team Canada campMaple Ridge News
A Maple Ridge girl has been given a call-up to the Canada under-17 women’s national team camp this week.

KYSA round-up to May 5, 2019 (with slideshow)Kamloops This Week
Anika Lee Fraser scored for the Kamloops Blaze in a 1-1 tie with Kelowna United in under-18 Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League play on McArthur Island on Sunday.

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
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Canada reach knockout stage after 4-0 win in Concacaf U-17 ChampionshipMLS
The Canadian U-17 national team completed group play in the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship with a 4-0 win over Barbados on Monday in Bradenton, Fla.

HFX Wanderers show home is where their heart is with weekend victory over Forge FCAFTN
And just like that, in a haze of blue smoke and crisp east-coast air, it was over. HFX Wanderers FC 2 – 1 Forge FC. An 81st minute Luis Perea strike the difference on a wild, delirious afternoon in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Halifax Wanderers savour winning franchise’s first game in front of appreciative crowdCTV
It was quite a weekend for the region’s only pro soccer team.

Over 3,000 Attend Saskatchewan ‘CPL Litmus Test’Northern Tribune
This past Saturday wasn’t just a big day for the Canadian Premier League, which saw three different matches bring in thousands of fans across Canada. In Saskatchewan, the day also marked the first game of the SK Summer Soccer Series, an event which has been described by Canadian entrepreneur Joe Belan as a litmus test to see if the province can sustain a professional soccer team (we’ll detail his ownership group later this week).

Concacaf president Montagliani says Canada abuse claims were treated seriouslyThe Guardian
The former president of Canada Soccer says the women who have come forward with allegations of abuse are ‘courageous as hell’.

Big soccer weekend as Hamilton soccer players, builders, team, referee, club going into Hall of FameHamilton Spectator
The Hamilton Soccer Hall of Fame will admit five players, four builders, a referee, a legendary Steelers side and a vibrant oldtimers league Friday night.

A lasting legacy: Soccer players hit the pitch in memory of Keith SykesMedicine Hat News
Keith Sykes passed away nearly four years ago, but his memory quickly became the focus of the annual 7-a-side soccer tournament, now named in his honor.


Rangers claim dramatic 3-2 victory over reigning USL Cup champions Louisville City FC after weather delaySporting KC
The Swope Park Rangers claimed their first victory of the 2019 USL Championship season with a dramatic 3-2 victory over reigning back-to-back USL Cup champions Louisville City FC in a weather-delayed affair at Children’s Mercy Park. The win sees SPR improve to 1-4-2 on the season as the side remains in 17th place in the Eastern Conference.

Preview: The 2019 US Open CupUS Soccer Players
The 2019 US Open Cup starts this month. It’s the country’s oldest soccer tournament, a single-elimination knockout competition that dates back to 1914. The first round, which kicks off May 7, will feature 32 teams made up of eight amateur clubs in addition to the National Premier Soccer League and USL League One and Two.

Thomas Roberts Scores as North Texas SC Defeats Greenville SC 1-0Big D Soccer
North Texas SC sits atop the USL League One standings and is now the only remaining team to have a perfect record thus far this season.

Republic FC signs El Salvador International BarahonaUSL
Sacramento Republic FC announced on Monday it had signed El Salvador international Juan Barahona to a USL Championship contract for the remainder of the 2019 season with a club option for 2020, pending league and federation approval.

Week One Recap: Spokane’s Unbeaten Road Trip Highlights Busy WeekendEPLWA
A look at Week one in the Evergreen Premier League.


US Soccer files response to lawsuit filed by women’s teamCanada.com
The U.S. Soccer Federation has formally denied allegations of gender discrimination made by players of the U.S. women’s national team.

FC Barcelona’s plan to set up NWSL team remains in limboSportbusiness.com
FC Barcelona’s plan to set up a team in the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States remains in the balance.

Ocampo strike voted Women’s World Cup’s Greatest GoalFIFA
A grand total of 771 goals have been scored in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the countdown to the eighth staging of the competition, in France, we asked you the fans to choose the very best of the lot, and your verdict is in.

A Sky Blue FC game through the eyes of a 10-year-old and her grandmotherThe Brotherly Game
I took my niece and my mom to their first pro women’s soccer game on Sunday in Piscataway, N.J. They loved it.

FIFA adds goalkeeper and World11 categories to women’s ‘Best’ awardsInside World Football
The onward march of equal gender opportunity at FIFA has seen the world governing body introduce two new awards to its annual ‘Best’ accolades.

Ella Masar talks rising from a troubled youth, personal and professional challenges in the women’s gameThese Football Times
The 42,000 people currently living in Urbana make the city only the tenth most populated city in its own state, Illinois. Situated in the middle of Champaign County and around 125 miles from Chicago, it’s fair to say Urbana isn’t well-known worldwide, but it is the birthplace of footballer Ella Masar.

French singer Jain to perform at France 2019 Opening CeremonyFIFA
With just one month until the biggest single-sport women’s event in the world kicks off, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are proud to announce Jain as the Official Performer of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony.


Champions League Preview: Liverpool v. BarcelonaNBC Sports
Should the Reds advance to a second-consecutive UEFA Champions League final, they’ll have to do the improbable, score four goals and beat Barcelona on Tuesday night in Liverpool. Barcelona’s 3-0 win last week, concluded with a majestic, out-of-this-world free kick from Lionel Messi, was only the start of the bad run for Liverpool.

Jürgen Klopp tells Liverpool to shock Barcelona or ‘fail beautifully’The Guardian
Jürgen Klopp was occupied with keeping the Premier League title race alive in between Champions League dates with Barcelona yet found time for a history lesson with Liverpool’s players before the formidable task that awaits on Tuesday. It concerned the art of recovering from a 3-0 defeat against Spanish opposition and the willingness, should another feat of Anfield escapology prove beyond them, to “fail in the most beautiful way”.

Manchester City 1-0 Leicester: Vincent Kompany scores spectacular winnerBBC Sports
Manchester City know they will retain their Premier League title if they win on the final day of the season after Vincent Kompany’s wonder strike saw off a spirited Leicester side.

Exit of three senior players at Arsenal marks start of major squad overhaul under Unai EmeryThe Telegraph
The departures of Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck will mark the start of a major overhaul of the Arsenal squad under Unai Emery as the club shaves up to £17m off their bloated wage bill.

Cologne promoted back to Bundesliga as 2nd division championNBC Sports
Two days after firing its coach, Cologne secured its return to the Bundesliga as Germany’s second division champion with a 4-0 win at Greuther Fuerth on Monday.

European Leagues to take ‘Big club’ Champions League battle to UEFA this weekInside World Football
Europe’s major leagues are set to meet with UEFA officials in Switzerland on Wednesday in the latest talks over radical plans to overhaul the format of the Champions League post-2024.

Iker Casillas released from hospital 5 days after heart attackSportsnet
Speaking to reporters outside of the hospital, without taking questions, an emotional Casillas said he doesn’t know “what the future holds,” and that the most important thing was to be standing there talking about himself.

FIFPro to track player health through new 10-year research studyInside World Football
World player union FIFPro has announced the start of 10-year study into the health of professional football players.

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