BC Soccer News, Wednesday, August 14, 2019



SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019, 7:00 PM



Tosaint Ricketts’ move back to MLS with Vancouver Whitecaps “a no-brainer” as he looks to bring excellent goalscoring record to a club badly needing itAFTN
Tosaint Ricketts is back in Canada and ready to get going with Vancouver Whitecaps. The veteran striker’s return to MLS came as something of a surprise last week after seven months away in Lithuania with A Lyga champions FK Suduva, but the desire to return home was always in his plans and when the ‘Caps came a calling, it was too much of an opportunity to turn down.

Whitecaps add some scoring punch to their lineupCTV
The Vancouver Whitecaps have a new striker in town and his name is Tosaint Ricketts.

Dos Santos: Newcomers Ricketts & Chirinos to Add Much Needed Depth Down the StretchEighty-Six Forever
The Whitecaps made a few additions at the deadline, but how will these players fit into the team?

MLS players’ union supports Whitecaps fan’s — and other fans’ — right to protestThe Province
Days after a Vancouver Whitecaps fan had his flag seized prior to a game because it displayed an anti-Nazi symbol, the union that represents Major League Soccer’s players has come out in support of supporters’ groups in their battle with the league over “political” speech.

MLS Midweek Preview: RSL hosts Sounders, Loons face Rapids, and moreSBI
Major League Soccer midweek action is jam-packed with Western Conference talent as eight of the ten teams playing come from the West.

Russell Wilson, Ciara, Macklemore, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and more join Sounders ownershipSeattle Times
It took 15 months to finalize, but the Sounders woke up Tuesday morning with one of the world’s most diverse soccer ownership groups.

Dynamo part ways with coach Wilmer CabreraHouston Chronicle
In the midst of a four-game losing streak, the Houston Dynamo ended their relationship with coach Wilmer Cabrera on Tuesday.

Petke releases statement after RSL dismissalNBC Sports
Two days after his firing from Real Salt Lake, former head coach Mike Petke has broken his silence with a statement released on social media.

MLS PHOTOS: Portland Timbers 3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, August 10, 2019BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux and Bill Currie.




SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019, 12:30 PM



VISL reveals 2019-20 scheduleVISL
The 2019-20 VISL season begins on September 6, with Division 1 kicking off on September 13.

Powell River Villa drops exhibition game to Comox sidePowell River Peak
Villa Soccer Club lost its first preseason game 3-2 to Comox United in a match held Saturday, August 10, at Timberlane Park.

Two Trojan transfers in five days for UNBC women’s soccerPrince George Matters
A second Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) player from last year’s roster has decided to take her talents elsewhere and follow a friend to B.C.’s north.

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!

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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Cavalry’s Malonga ever-important against Montreal with injuries on offenceNational Post
Cavalry FC needs a goal. At least one Wednesday night in an effort to upend the Montreal Impact and continue on its merry way to the Canadian Championship title.

Cavalry FC have nothing to lose against Impact in Canadian Championship semiDelta Optimist
According to coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr., Calgary’s Cavalry FC has nothing to lose and everything to gain.

TFC coach Vanney wants to see urgency in Canadian semifinal with OttawaDelta Optimist
Fresh off a disappointing Major League Soccer result last week, coach Greg Vanney wants to see renewed commitment from his Toronto FC players in their Canadian Championship semifinal against USL club Ottawa Fury.

Paulus looking for CPL leaders FC Edmonton to continue to “outwork teams” as they get set for latest Al Classico battleAFTN
FC Edmonton currently sit atop the Canadian Premier League Fall Season standings, level on points with Alberta rivals, and Spring Season champions, Cavalry FC and one point ahead of Forge FC.

CPL suspends Murrell for six gamesWinnipeg Free Press
Former Valour FC captain Jordan Murrell has been suspended six games by the Canadian Premier League following his in-game antics against HFX Wanderers FC, Valour head coach Rob Gale confirmed on Tuesday.

HFX Wanderers sign defender Duran LeeChronicle Herald
The HFX Wanderers FC have found their replacement for departed defender Peter Schaale. The Canadian Premier League club announced Tuesday the signing of six-foot-two centre-back Duran Lee. The Toronto native joins the Wanderers from the Vaughan Azzurri of League1 Ontario.

‘We’re ready for pro soccer here’: Summer series a success for Saskatchewan soccerGlobal
The three-game series, which had matches in May, July and August, provided a preview of what the landscape could look like for a potential Canadian Premier League team in Saskatoon.

Adidas and DAZN score Premier League ad deal in CanadaSportsPro Media
The partnership, is designed to leverage DAZN’s English top-flight soccer offering for the ahead of the 2019/20 season, apparently marking the first brand to run adverts on the media company’s Canadian over-the-top (OTT) platform, as well as the first time that Adidas has advertised on a streaming provider in North America.


San Antonio’s Parano Voted Championship Player of the WeekUSL
San Antonio FC midfielder Cristian Parano has been voted the USL Championship Player of the Week for Week 23 of the 2019 season. Parano recorded two goals as San Antonio moved into the playoff positions after a 4-1 victory on the road against Reno 1868 FC on Saturday night.

How Francis Jacobs, 14, his family and his new club are working to ensure he’s not the ‘next Freddy Adu’ESPN
The comparisons are inevitable. In November 2003, 14-year-old Freddy Adu signed his first professional contract with MLS and D.C. United. In the years since, Adu’s career has been held up as a cautionary tale of too much too soon, showing how being the face of a league set the stage for a career that never lived up to the hype. Now another 14-year-old is slated to turn pro and is doing so a few months younger than Adu was when he became a professional.

Detroit City FC falls to USL Championship Indy Eleven ahead of NPSL Members Cup kickoffDetroit News
Detroit City FC mixed and matched players while facing a team two levels above it in the professional soccer pyramid Tuesday.


#UWCL qualifying round reportUEFA
Breidablik, Mitrovica, Hibernian, Minsk, ŽFK Spartak, BIIK-Kazygurt, Braga, Anderlecht, Twente and Vllaznia made it through.

Orlando Pride defender Julie King grateful for second chance in NWSLPro Soccer USA
After nearly two years on the sidelines due to injury, the defender feels prepared to make a return to the NWSL with her new team.

NWSL looking at Louisville as a candidate for women’s pro soccer expansionCourier-Journal
The National Women’s Soccer League is eyeing Louisville as a possible location for an expansion team, with the franchise potentially bankrolled by owners of current United Soccer League club Louisville City FC.

USWNT may be World Cup champion, but new GM Kate Markgraf has plenty of work to doYahoo Sports
When U.S. Soccer first announced its plan to add general managers to oversee its men’s and women’s programs, there was reason to be skeptical.

Three burning issues for new USWNT GM Kate MarkgrafThe Equalizer
The U.S. women have their general manager. One of the worst kept secrets of the summer was finally unveiled Monday with the announcement that 1999 world champion Kate Markgraf would be the first hire to a post that was created largely due to the inadequacies of the men’s team during qualifying for their last World Cup.


Klopp draws on memories of Istanbul as Lampard eyes overdue Super Cup winFour Four Two
Jurgen Klopp hopes to recreate special memories in Istanbul when Liverpool face Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final.

UCL Wrap: Celtic shocked, Ajax advanceNBC Sports
Celtic will miss out on the UEFA Champions League group stages – and that sweet sweet television, sponsorship and ticket revenue – for the second consecutive year.

What Celtic’s Champions League exit means for the clubFour Four Two
The nightmare defeat saw the Hoops miss out on an initial £14million windfall but the costly implications go further than that.

Champions League play-off ties setUEFA
The six play-off ties will decide the last group slots: see who plays who and when.

Dynamo Kyiv fires coach after Champions League failureYahoo Sports
Dynamo Kyiv has fired coach Alexander Khatskevich a day after crashing out of Champions League qualifying.

League Cup Rewind: Huddersfield Town knocked outNBC Sports
Huddersfield Town FC learned the hard way on Tuesday how cruel the drop out of the Premier League can be.

German Bundesliga season preview: All eyes on Bayern as Dortmund, RB Leipzig chase the champsSBI
Another season, another Bundesliga title for Bayern Munich. That has been the story for the last seven seasons in the German Bundesliga, but Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig will be favored to give the Bavarian giants a run for their money in 2019-20.

Bayern Munich and the problem of letting Hoeness and Rummenigge goThe Guardian
The Bundesliga starts on Friday and Bayern are favourites again but are also at the crossroads with a need to renew at the top.

African champion Bensebaini moves to MoenchengladbachYahoo Sports
Ramy Bensebaini, who won the French Cup last season and the African Cup of Nation in July, has joined Borussia Moenchengladbach from Rennes, the Bundesliga club said on Wednesday.

Europa League: David Healy’s steady hand puts Linfield on brink of £4m windfallBBC Sport
“I’m also looking at the game against Coleraine which is coming up very quickly”. After uttering the above sentence, Linfield boss David Healy smiles as he perhaps realises how Saturday’s home league game against the Bannsiders may be slightly overshadowed by a Europa League play-off where victory will net the club a place in the competition’s group stages – in addition to an estimated simply mind-blowing £4m figure for an Irish Premiership club.

‘Minor’ fine for Man City for breaking under age transfer rulesInside World Football
Don’t mess with FIFA and you might receive less of a punishment for breaking the rules. That is one interpretation of Manchester City avoiding a Chelsea-style transfer ban after admitting that they breached rules on signing under-age players from overseas.

Why Man City are perfectly placed to dominate Premier League for next five yearsManchester Evening News
The age profile of the Manchester City team that won at West Ham was one of the youngest in the Premier League – and it is about to get lower.

Ben Yedder lands at Monaco!Ligue 1
Wissam Ben Yedder is back in Ligue 1 Conforama! The former Toulouse FC player, now a France international, has signed a five-season deal with AS Monaco worth a reported €40m, joining fellow fresh recruit Henry Onyekuru.

Mario Balotelli close to joining Brescia after turning down FlamengoThe Guardian
Mario Balotelli is set to join Brescia on a three-year deal after turning down an offer from Flamengo in Brazil.

Wendell Lira: The Puskás Award saved my lifeFIFA
“I’d already decided I was going to end my life,” Wendell Lira, then a debt-ridden, injury-plagued footballer, candidly told FIFA.com. “When you can’t put food on the table, give your daughter and wife the minimum they need to get by… I saw no way out.”

FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 Grand Final generates record viewershipFIFA
FIFA and Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 experienced another increase in total viewership and achieved new record figures, generating more than 47 million views across online platforms during the three-day event.

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