BC Soccer News, Tuesday, September 11, 2018








Episode 296 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Crossroads with guests Scott Arfield, Tony Waiters, and John Herdman)AFTN
The international break affords Vancouver Whitecaps a bye week, but there’s no rest for us as we bring you another packed episode.

International ‘Caps: Ghazal shines for Egypt, Canada wins big in first Concacaf Nations League qualifierWhitecaps FC
It was a busy weekend for Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s internationals, with six players appearing for their respective national teams. See below for the full roundup.

Sigi Schmid steps down as LA Galaxy head coachLA Galaxy
LA Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid announced today that he has stepped down from coaching the LA Galaxy, effective immediately.

Jermaine Jones announces retirement via InstagramMLS
Jermaine Jones, who featured for three MLS teams to cap a nearly 20-year professional career, has announced his retirement from professional soccer today, via an Instagram message.

TFC notebook: Reds need ‘playoff style’ soccer till season’s endSportsnet
Toronto FC was back in training on Monday ahead of its home game against the LA Galaxy this weekend.

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Clan concedes two early goals, falls 3-2 to Westminster CollegeSFU
Simon Fraser University fell behind early in each half and couldn’t come-from-behind twice, losing 3-2 to Westminster College in non-conference NCAA women’s soccer action Monday afternoon in Salt Lake City.

Whitecaps FC Academy teams sweep Portland Timbers to kick off new seasonWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy teams kicked off the Development Academy season with a sweep of rivals Portland Timbers Academy on the road Saturday.

Royals kick off 2018 season atop the PACWESTDouglas College
The Royals’ women’s soccer team officially got their 2018 PACWEST season started this weekend, with all eyes looking ahead the national championship being hosted by Douglas later this year.

WolfPack women’s soccer open Canada West season with a splitCJFC
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack scored three straight first half goals and withstood a big second half challenge to down the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves 3-1. The Canada West women’s soccer match was played Sunday (Sept 9) at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops, BC.

The Canada Soccer Western Masters and Regional Women’s Masters Kick off in Richmond British ColumbiaBCSA
BC Soccer looks forward to the 2018 Canada Soccer Women’s Regional and Western Men’s Masters Championships being hosted in Richmond, British Columbia from Septemnber 20th to 23rd. BC Soccer is proud to be represented by Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC in the Women’s competition and EDC FC Burnaby in the Men’s.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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.

Call for interest for 2018 TD Diploma course BCSA
Based on the level of interest, BC Soccer is planning to host a 2-day Technical Director’s course in late November or early December of 2018 (dates and location TBA). If you are interested in this course, please let BC Soccer know so they can update you.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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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CPL looks for eighth franchise for 2019 but says it will still launch with sevenNational Post
The commissioner of the Canadian Premier League says the new pro soccer circuit is prepared to launch with seven teams, but will search for an eighth.

State of the League: Clanachan on Ottawa Fury, CPL roster rules and moreCanadian Premier League
CanPL.ca sat down with league commissioner David Clanachan for the first instalment of this exclusive bi-weekly series, asking for updates on the league’s current progress, roster rules, kit deals, media rights and the situation surrounding the Ottawa Fury.

Excitement for the coast-to-coast, professional soccer league continues to rise, with just seven months remaining before the anticipated kick-off of the inaugural season.

Even considering the opponent, Canada result offers promiseMLS
The Canadians’ 8-0 win over the US Virgin Islands on Sunday in a Concacaf Nations League qualifier was the team’s largest margin of victory in history, eclipsing a 7-0 win over Saint Lucia in 2011. The eight goals scored are more than Canada managed in all of 2013 and 2014 combined (a span of 18 matches).

FC Edmonton & Cavalry FC Announce Fall Edition of Al ClassicoFC Edmonton
Edmonton and Calgary will renew their rivalry on the pitch once again, as FC Edmonton and Cavalry FC prepare for the fall edition of Al Classico, a home-and-home series featuring prospective Canadian Premier League players.

Perfect opening weekend on the soccer pitch for HurricanesPEI Guardian
The Holland Hurricanes’ soccer teams started their 2018 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) seasons on a high note over the weekend.

Senior Soccer Fest awards 14 Provincial titlesAlberta Soccer
Alberta Soccer saw 66 teams compete across 14 competitions last weekend at the Senior Provincials Championships in Edmonton and Calgary.


Western Conf. Notebook: Saint Louis Starts Fast, Pulls Even with RenoUSL
Kyle Greig’s 12th goal of the season earned Saint Louis FC a 1-0 victory over Reno 1868 FC Saturday at Toyota Stadium – Saint Louis as he helped the home side get out of the blocks quickly in the 27th minute when he volleyed Austin Martz’s low cross past Reno goalkeeper J.T. Marcinkowski to open the scoring.

Eastern Conf. Notes – Battery’s Anhaeuser Praises “On-Fire” OkonkwoUSL
Mike Anhaeuser earned his 200th victory as Head Coach of the Charleston Battery Saturday night at MUSC Health Stadium as the side earned a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies on the back of Patrick Okonkwo’s first-half strike.

USL Launches First League-Wide Licensing ProgramUSL D3
Building off the continued success and growth of the United Soccer League, USL officials today announced they have launched a new league-wide licensing program aimed at delivering further fan engagement and support by providing more licensed Club products in the coming season. The league has tapped former Major League Soccer (MLS) and Starter licensing veteran Stu Crystal to lead the initiative.


Provisional 35 Player Rosters Announced for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s ChampionshipConcacaf
A mix of high-profile veterans such as Alex Morgan (USA), Christine Sinclair (CAN) and Shirley Cruz (CRC), together with rising stars Kadeisha Buchanan (CAN) and Khadija Shaw (JAM) are among the notable inclusions to the eight national team rosters.

NWSL AWARDS: Fan voting begins FridayFront Row Soccer
The National Women’s Soccer League announced Monday the list of 2018 NWSL Awards.

Breaking down the stats behind Kerr’s incredible NWSL seasonFFA
Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr has enjoyed another remarkable season in the United States by once again re-writing the National Women’s Soccer League history books.

Toppserien week 17: LSK clinch title with five games left to playVavel
Four teams score four over attacking weekend in Norway.

Banyana Banyana’s road to the World Cup in France starts nowESPN
South Africa’s road to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will start on Wednesday when they play their opening match of the COSAFA Women’s Championship, against Madagascar in Port Elizabeth.

Damallsvenskan week 16 review: No joy to be had for those at the bottomVavel
Eskilstuna leapfrog Vittsjö into seventh with win over LB.

Puerto Rico women demand financial transparency, better treatment from federationEqualizer
Puerto Rico’s women’s national team is the latest to join the worldwide movement for better playing conditions, publicly protesting its federation to call on what players say is a lack of support and lack of financial transparency.

Mary Earps: Women’s Champions League finalists Wolfsburg’s new ex-West Bridgford Colts starBBC Sport
Ever since saving a penalty during her first stint between the posts while taking turns in goal for West Bridgford Colts aged 10, Mary Earps has been yearning for success as a goalkeeper.

Women’s football rebrand looks to get more girls playing the beautiful gameDesign Week
Design studio Nomad has created new branding for England’s top three tiers of professional-level women’s football, with the aim of inspiring more girls aged seven to 15 to get involved.


Portugal adds to Italy’s struggles with Nations League winLondon Free Press
As Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed his time off at the French Riviera, his Portugal teammates were busy handing Italy another disappointing result in the UEFA Nations League.

African big names back firing amid some surprisesFIFA
FIFA.com rounds up the highlights from Matchday 2 of the qualifying competition for the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, which takes place in Cameroon next June.

It’s high time Nigeria returned to the AFCON – Oghenekaro EteboAfrican Football
Stoke City midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has underlined the importance of Nigeria reaching the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

USMNT-Mexico preview: Rivalry renewed in friendlyNBC Sports
The young USMNT comes off an encouraging if non-threatening performance against Brazil in a 2-0 loss last week, while interim boss Ricardo Ferretti’s fairly young Mexico was battered 4-1 by Luis Suarez and Uruguay.

La Liga, Barcelona & Girona ask Spanish FA for US game permissionBBC Sport
Barcelona, Girona and La Liga have asked the Spanish Football Federation for permission for the two Catalan clubs to relocate a match to the US.

Bolton chairman says Wanderers face administration and 12-point deductionThe Guardian
Bolton Wanderers’ chairman Ken Anderson says the club will be placed into administration due to a dispute over a loan repayment.

Olympique Marseilles have threat of European ban lifted on appealInside World Football
UEFA has lifted its threat to ban Olympique de Marseille from European competition if there is a repeat of the violence which marred their Europa League campaign last season.

Youth Development in Russia – The post-Soviet impactFutbolgrad
The post-World Cup euphoria continues for the Russian national team. The Sbornaya won both their first game in the UEFA Nations League against Turkey (1-2) and their friendly against the Czech Republic (4-1). Both results, are encouraging and highlight that the World Cup performance was not a coincidence or even one-hit wonder.

Andrés Iniesta wastes little time in lighting up J League with Vissel KobeThe Guardian
Effects of the Spanish magician’s presence in Japan are already being felt on and off the pitch as the country’s domestic league looks to step out of the Chinese Super League’s shadow.

Soccer fans clash with church members over stadium plazaStar Phoenix
Soccer fans clashed with members of an evangelical church Monday in a dispute over who owns a sprawling plaza in front of the main entry to a stadium in Peru.

Uefa ‘planning third European club competition from 2021’BBC Sport
A third European club competition could be introduced alongside the Champions League and Europa League from 2021, according to the head of the association of Europe’s biggest teams.

The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online)BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

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