BC Soccer News, Tuesday, September 3, 2019





Episode 356 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Hope Is Important featuring John Herdman, Marc Dos Santos, Russell Teibert, Max Crepeau, and Gary Mackay-Steven) [NSFW] AFTN
Hope fuels football fans. For Vancouver Whitecaps, the slow death march to their postseason hopes finally being extinguished came it’s inevitable conclusion on Saturday. For the Canadian national team, hope is still there of beating the US to get to the final four of the Nations League and clinching a place in the Hex for World Cup qualifying.

Report and Reaction: Over and out – home loss to NYCFC officially ends Vancouver Whitecaps’ playoff hopes AFTN
A difficult week of travel didn’t end well at home for Vancouver Whitecaps as the well adjusted visitors of New York City FC came away with a 3-1 victory at BC Place on Saturday evening, officially ending the Whitecaps’ postseason hopes that had unofficially been over a long time ago.

Vancouver Whitecaps still in a bad place Soccer Shorts
Earlier in the week Marc Dos Santos had complained that his side suffered more than certain other teams when it came to decisions by VAR.

With four games left and nothing to play for, what’s next for the Whitecaps?Windsor Star
The Vancouver Whitecaps have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, with New York City FC delivering a stylish coup de grâce in Saturday night’s 3-1 decision at B.C. Place.

VIDEO: Writing the obituary for Vancouver Whitecaps 2019 seasonMLS
With two losses in Week 26, the Vancouver Whitecaps have officially been eliminated from contention for the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. On Matchday Central, Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle delves into how the ‘Caps approached the campaign, what went wrong and what lies ahead.

Adnan returns to Iraqi national team ahead of World Cup qualifier vs. BahrainWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC left back Ali Adnan has been called up to the Iraq men’s national team for a pair of matches this month.

MLS got the games in prior to the September international break with Philadelphia taking over top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Union came back to beat Atlanta United 3-1 at home. Josef Martinez put Atlanta up in first-half stoppage time. Brenden Aaronson equalized for Philadelphia in the 61st with Kacper Przybylko scoring in the 86th. Przybylko assisted on Sergio Santos’s goal in the 88th minute.








‘Pacific trusted us’: U-21 quartet making most of CPL opportunities (Part 2)CanPL
When Pacific FC midfielder Noah Verhoeven was asked how he felt about the enormous gulf in minutes afforded to himself and his teammates, he couldn’t help but reflect on what those numbers really meant.

MSOC: UBC upended on the roadUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds suffered their first loss of the Canada West men’s soccer season, falling 2-0 Sunday in Kelowna against the UBC Okanagan Heat.

MSOC: Pang scores for UBC in 1-1 drawUBC
A top 10 U SPORTS men’s soccer battle between the No. 5 UBC Thunderbirds and the ninth-ranked Thompson Rivers WolfPack ended in a 1-1 draw Saturday in Kamloops.

Second-half penalty leads to second season loss for UNBC Men’s SoccerPrince George Matters
A tough battle through and through led to different challenges for the UNBC men’s soccer squad on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 1).

Stingy defense, timely scoring lead UBCO to wins over UBC, VictoriaKelowna Daily Courier
What a time to score your first goal for your new team. Rookie Jacob York and third-year defender Aaron Mulama each scored as the UBC Okanagan Heat downed the visiting UBC Thunderbirds 2-0 on Sunday in Canada West soccer action.

BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in CanadaBC Soccer Web
In our 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on Canadian TV, we do our best to sort through the leagues, service options and hardware needed to help you get the most out of your soccer weekends this season. The TV situation is constantly changing as leagues are added and Canadian broadcast rights are sorted out at the last moment, so come back for updates! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: FC Tigers Vancouver 4 Victoria Highlanders 4 (FC Tigers win 4-2 on PKs), July 28, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Candidates now being invited for BC Soccer Assoc. Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer is now accepting candidate applications for its Board of Directors for terms commencing November 2019. Elections for these positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 2nd .

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.

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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‘We’re devastating’: Cavalry’s ‘ruthless’ mentality shines in statement winCanPL
What separates the great teams from the good is not how they revel in triumph, but how they respond to adversity. On Labour Day, Cavalry FC did the latter in dazzling fashion.

FC Edmonton gets big outing in net to avoid loss to last-place WanderersToronto Sun
C Edmonton and the Halifax Wanderers drew to a 0-0 score in front of 6,200 at Wanderers Ground on Monday.

FC London Take 2019 League1 Ontario Championship After Dramatic Late Kovacevic GoalLeague1 Ontario
FC London grabbed destiny by the shoestring off a late strike in the box to win the 2019 League1 Ontario Women’s Championship Final on Saturday night.

Canada Soccer honours goalkeepers Maxime Crepeau and Sabrina D’AngeloDelta Optimist
Maxime Crepeau and Sabrina D’Angelo have been named Canada Soccer’s players of the month for August.

Newfoundland Challenge Cup final: The sky was blue, but once again, the winners wore red and goldThe Telegram
Shootout win gives Holy Cross another title, serves up an extra-tough result for Feildians.

Sports economist says CFL group keeps fumbling Halifax bidCBC
A sports economist says the backers of a proposed CFL franchise in Halifax should take a page out of the playbook of the HFX Wanderers FC to get more public support. “That team has almost immediately built itself into the fabric of the city,” said Moshe Lander, who spends part of the year teaching at Dalhousie University in Halifax.


USL Championship Gameday Report: September 1, Week 26USL
Saint Louis FC gave its playoff hopes a significant boost as Kyle Greig’s brace helped the side end its five-game winless run with a 3-2 victory over Hartford Athletic on Sunday night at West Community Stadium. Elsewhere in the East, Bethlehem Steel FC completed a season sweep of the Swope Park Rangers with a 2-0 win at Talen Energy Stadium.

Ride the lightning: New Mexico United 0, Orange County SC 2Angels on Parade
Club boosts playoff hopes with third straight win.


Sources: Wanderers to sign NWSL MVP WilliamsESPN
Western Sydney Wanderers have landed a coup in signing United States forward Lynn Williams for the upcoming W-League season, sources have told ESPN.

WSL expansion sees it land first major international TV deals Inside World Football
The English Women’s Super League (WSL) has secured a first overseas broadcast rights deal with Sky Mexico and Scandinavian broadcaster NENT, reportedly worth six-figures.

The impact of England success on women’s football – from top to bottomThe Guardian
Post-World Cup research reveals big rise in fans of the women’s game and large increase in pitch bookings by women’s teams.

Jamaica women’s team on strike after not being paidNBC Sports
Just months after reaching the nation’s first-ever Women’s World Cup, the Jamaican women’s national team has refused to play or train, claiming they have not been paid.

8 countries stay in FIFA race to host 2023 Women’s World CupYahoo Sports
Eight countries have stayed in the bidding contest to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, with Belgium and Bolivia dropping out.


Record summer transfer spend in Europe as Big Four try to close gap with Premier LeagueInside World Football
The early end to the transfer window may have taken the edge off summer spending by clubs in England’s Premier League, but their rivals elsewhere in Europe did not hold back from splashing the cash.

Transfers in Europe: Final deals done before deadlineNBC Sports
A roundup of the final few transfers completed across Europe on Monday, including a few outgoing deals involving players belonging to Premier League clubs.

What next for Neymar and PSG?The Guardian
Having spent €200m on Griezmann and De Jong this summer, Barcelona could not afford Neymar. But they will be back

Icardi, Navas: PSG lead deadline-day dealsLigue 1
PSG dominated the final-day transfer headlines by signing ‘keeper Keylor Navas and striker Mauro Icardi (loan), but there was plenty of other action as Ligue 1 Conforama clubs took their final chance to move players in and out.

Week 4 review: PSG back on topLigue 1
With Rennes losing their unbeaten record 2-1 at home to Nice, goal difference was enough to put reigning champs PSG back on top of the standings after a 2-0 win in Metz. Meanwhile OM maintained their 40-year home hoodoo over Saint-Etienne.

Lukaku calls for unity and governing body action over increase in racist abuseInside World Football
Inter Milan Striker Romelu Lukaku says “we are going backwards” on racism in football and has called for stronger action from the game’s governing bodies and social media platforms after he faced racial abuse by Cagliari fans on Sunday.

Wright claims Italian Football Federation ‘doesn’t take racism seriously’Four Four Two
Ian Wright believes the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) “doesn’t take racism very seriously” after Romelu Lukaku was racially abused by Cagliari fans on Sunday.

Herrera in the dock as Spain match-fixing trial opensYahoo Sports
Spain’s first major match-fixing trial began Tuesday with former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera among 42 defendants charged over a ‘suspect’ 2011 match between his former club Real Zaragoza and Levante.

Sport as song and song as sport: a night at the Basque derbyThe Guardian
Poets and panache were on show in Bilbao as Athletic maintained their strong start, against Real Sociedad.

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