BC Soccer News, Wednesday, August 22, 2018




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MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2, NY Red Bulls 2, August 18, 2018BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

AUDIO: TSN Radio With Bob Lenarduzzi & Jeff MalletTSN Radio 1040
Hour 1  & Hour 2
Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi and co-owner Jeff Mallet joined the PM Drive show talking about the Alphonso Davies transfer and the plan for what to do with the transfer money.

Training report: Domínguez trains, Henry undergoes surgeryWhitecaps FC
New Vancouver Whitecaps FC centre back Roberto Domínguez trained with the team for the first time on Tuesday as the ‘Caps began preparations for Saturday’s match at San Jose Earthquakes.

Caps need to shake the Earthquakes to keep playoff berth within reachEdmonton Journal
The Whitecaps are moving into must-win territory in home-and-home set with San Jose, while coach Carl Robinson pays no attention to speculation around his job security.

Very slim margin of error for MLS champsSportsnet
Toronto FC was back in training on Tuesday ahead of its home game against the Montreal Impact this weekend.

No place like home for Rémi GardeMontreal Impact
Something special happened Saturday at Stade Saputo, in the final 20 minutes of the game between the Impact and the Chicago Fire. With the score tied at a goal apiece after the Illinois team tied things up in the 70th minute, the Bleu-blanc-noir looked slightly distraught. The Fire had come out flying in the second half, and after multiple opportunities, it found the tying goal.

TFC’s Vanney unaware of transfer offers for striker Jozy AltidoreSportsnet
Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney says despite a recent report of European interest in striker Jozy Altidore, the MLS club has not received any offers.

IT’S RIVALRY WEEK: 9 can’t miss MLS matches from Wednesday through SundayFront Row Soccer
From Wednesday through Sunday, some of Major League Soccer’s best rivalries will be contested.

With Shield in sight, Atlanta United look forward to test from OrlandoMLS
Having taken control of its own fate in the race for the Supporters’ Shield following a 3-1 win over Columbus Crew SC Sunday, Atlanta United head to Orlando City Stadium this week for a Friday night matchup in what kicks off a pivotal moment of the season for the Five Stripes.

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Simon Fraser women’s soccer ranked fourth in Preseason PollSFU
Team predicted to finish one spot higher than in 2017, returning eight starters to lineup.

Canadian Soccer Hall of Famer Colin Miller joins NorthShore Girls Soccer ClubNorth Shore News
In his job interview for the position of technical director of North Shore Girls Soccer Club, when Colin Miller was asked why he wanted to be part of the girls club – he countered with a question: “Why shouldn’t I be here?”

2018 NPSL West Region All-Conference Teams AnnouncedWPSL
Four TSS Rovers make the Best of the WPSL Northwest.

Rebooted Vikes soccer set for 2018 Canada West CampaignUVic
Bruce Wilson is set for his 31st season as head coach of the University of Victoria Vikes men’s soccer team and his freshman-filled roster will be contending for what could be their sixth national championship banner. The Vikes men’s soccer team begin their Canada West campaign this weekend, Aug. 24-25, on the road in Prince George, B.C. with a pair of road games against the UNBC Timberwolves.

AUDIO: Canadian soccer’s potential drives European coach to CPLSportsnet
Former Danish international Michael Silberbauer, coach of Pacific FC of the Canadian Premier League, joined Sportsnet 650 to discuss coming over to North America to take on a coaching gig in a brand new league.

Whitecaps star shares his love of the game in NanaimoNanaimo News Bulletin
Alphonso Davies and teammates came over to the Island for the annual Hope and Health soccer camp at Merle Logan Field.

Sooke Soccer Club player a rising starSooke News Mirror
Kiana Swift looks forward to her first season with the UNBC Timberwolves

Star-studded roster announced for Whitecaps FC Legends & Stars charity match on September 15 at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
Cast from Riverdale, Once Upon A Time, and The 100 headline the list of celebrities who will take part in Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s second annual Legends & Stars charity match in support of BC Children’s Hospital, the club announced on Tuesday.

Sports For Smiles sends soccer equipment to the Inuvik youthDelta Optimist
Sports For Smiles has teamed up with the Inuvik Youth Centre in the Northwest Territories to begin working on projects that will positively impact youth.

WWU Viking women’s soccer game cancelled at Trinity Western due to poor air qualityKGMI
Due to the raised level of concern over the poor air quality in the area, the Western Washington University women’s soccer exhibition game against Trinity Western University in Langley, BC has been cancelled.

Wildfire Smoke & Fitness – FAQs & What you need to KnowNSGSC
We all want to be active and stay healthy, and with wildfire smoke creating very poor air quality conditions throughout the Lower Mainland, the risks of rigorous outdoor activity can significantly outweigh the benefits. To stay healthy, it is important that you exercise only in indoor environments where the air is filtered and healthy to breathe deeply into your lungs.

Soccer Opportunities in BC BCSA
BC Soccer Association & a number of clubs have job and volunteer opportunities available for the upcoming season. Find the latest ones here.

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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Canada Soccer announces roster for International Friendly against Brazil 2 September in OttawaCSA
Canada Soccer has released its Women’s National Team roster for the upcoming Women’s International Friendly match against Brazil. Canada’s squad will face Brazil in Ottawa on Sunday 2 September at TD Place.

Saskatoon SK Impact FC win the 2018 Saskatchewan women’s titleCSA
Saskatoon SK Impact FC won their third-straight Saskatchewan women’s title to qualify for the 2018 Toyota National Championships Jubilee Trophy finals. The Saskatoon club won the two-leg SK Open Cup 8-0 on aggregate of Saskatoon Tsunami FC. SK Impact FC won both the 17 and 19 August matches by identical scores of 4:0.

Saskatoon Revolution win the 2018 Saskatchewan men’s titleCSA
First-year club Saskatoon Revolution won the Saskatchewan SK Open Cup to qualify for the 2018 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy finals. The Saskatoon club won their first provincial title after finishing in first place in the three-team, three-match final series in Saskatoon from 17-19 August.

Western Halifax win the 2018 Nova Scotia men’s titleCSA
Western Halifax FC won their third-straight Nova Scotia men’s championship to qualify for the 2018 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy finals. The reigning national champions won 3:1 a.e.t. over Halifax City in the Tuesday 21 August final.

Indoor soccer players again struggling to find space, Soccer Northwest saysCBC
Soccer Northwest is renewing calls for the City of Thunder Bay to build a permanent, all-season turf sports facility over concerns for the upcoming indoor soccer season.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay boys bring home gold from All Star Soccer Tournament in NewfoundlandThe Beacon
What a successful weekend of soccer for the Under 14 Boys Team from Happy Valley-Goose Bay competing in the Newfoundland & Labrador Soccer Association All Star Soccer Tournaments.


USL’s Week Ahead – Busiest Week of Season Brings Pivotal Playoff Race ContestsUSL
The 2018 USL regular season arrives at its busiest week with 24 games that will help shape the race for the 2018 USL Cup Playoffs on tap, including a 15-game Saturday night slate that ranks among the biggest in the league’s modern history.

Orange County’s Seaton named player of the weekFront Row Soccer
Orange County SC forward Michael Seaton has been voted the United Soccer League player of the week, it was announced Tuesday afternoon.

Indy Eleven Building on Success in New League and StadiumSoccer Stadium Digest
Indy Eleven is adjusting to a new set of circumstances, and adjusting nicely. Despite a new venue and a new league, the club continues to thrive, with has even bigger plans for the future.

Professional Soccer coming to Thousand Oaks! Cal Football Club (Cal FC) has taken the initial steps to bring a professional soccer USL franchise to Thousand Oaks by February 2020.


NWSL Week 22 preview, part 1: Seattle closing in on playoffsThe Equalizer
After last weekend’s games, it looks like Chicago could be in and Orlando could be out, but right now all eyes are on Seattle, who are one win away from clinching a playoff spot for the first time in 3 years. To do that, they’ll have to fend off a resurgent Houston, while elsewhere, Utah will continue to battle their way in, and Sky Blue still seeks that elusive first victory. Tune in for the last slate of Wednesday games in the 2018 season, plus a Tuesday match, as we kick off NWSL Week 22.

Long-serving women’s pro league coach Jim Gabarra is firedSoccer America
Jim Gabarra’s continuous run as a head coach in the three U.S. women’s pro leagues — from WUSA in 2001 to the NWSL in 2018 — is over.

The Washington Spirit is terrible. So today it fired the coach.Washington Post
The Washington Spirit, which has not won in three months and scored once in the past 11 matches, fired Jim Gabarra as its coach and general manager Tuesday.

Match preview: Utah Royals at Washington SpiritSalt Lake Tribune
About the Spirit • They are goal-less in their last five games. … They’re out of the playoffs, but this match kicks off a season-ending three-game homestand, so the Spirits hope to finish the season on the high note.

Chinese super sub scores triple hat trick in 16-0 win at Asian GamesSportsnet
On Monday, China squared off against Tajikistan during the group stage of the tournament and ended up winning by a very lopsided score of 16-0. Even more impressive than that final score, however, were the nine goals from Wang Shanshan, all of which were in the second half and coming off the bench.

“Every game is a cup final” – Wexford’s ParrockIrish WNL
Wexford attacker Katrina Parrock was satisfied with a job well done after she helped Wexford Youths to a 4-0 win over Limerick in their Continental Tyres Women’s National League clash in Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday evening.

Reggae Girlz aim to find their World Cup rhythmFIFA
The Reggae Girlz hope their odyssey will include groundbreaking qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. Jamaica’s elongated path to France 2019 reaches another important milestone on Saturday when they host the Caribbean zone qualifiers for the CONCACAF Championship.

Division 1 Féminine 2018-2019 Preview: Montpellier HSC FémininesVavel
Montpellier aim to regain a Champions League berth this season.

UEFA forging ahead with plans to increase value of women’s footballEuronews
The Women’s Champions League is beginning to step out of the shadow of its male counterpart with the ultimate aim of being as much of a must-see and commercially-attractive event, a UEFA official told Reuters on Tuesday.

Great Scot Rose Reilly marks 390th anniversary of women’s football in EuropeScotland Herald
If you happened to be pottering about the Carstairs village green on August 21, 1628, you probably would’ve witnessed a rather frightful stooshie. What’s that over there? Why it’s some women playing fitba.

Periods and football: Meet the fans campaigning for free sanitary products at stadiumsBBC Sport
Still a taboo subject, many people will still ask – in 2018 – what periods have got to do with the sport. But with more than a quarter of Premier League fans women, it has never been more relevant than it is now.


Champions League wrap: PAOK, PSV have big away daysNBC Sports
Liverpool still has hope of joining Pot 2 in this season’s UEFA Champions League, as big time underdogs PAOK Salonika picked up a valuable away goal and 1-1 draw at Benfica in the first leg of their UCL playoff round tie.

Independiente 0 Santos 0: Dogged defending preserves deadlockFour Four Two
Santos survived going down to 10 men late in their Copa Libertadores match away to Independiente on Tuesday, the Brazilian side preserving a 0-0 aggregate deadlock ahead of the second leg.

Russian side Ufa granted visas for Rangers Europa League tieBBC Sport
Rangers’ Europa League match with FC Ufa on Thursday will go ahead as planned after the Russian side were granted UK visas.

Bundesliga – 2018/19 Season Preview – Part IIFussballstadt
The 2018/19 Bundesliga season kicks off in less than a week. Dominated by Bayern München for the last six years one of the major questions ahead of this season will be whether the Bavarians’ dominance over the league can be broken. We will break down every club in the three-part team by team breakdown.

‘Good players can play anywhere’ – Jorginho’s Chelsea impact no surprise to agentSN
Jorginho’s impressive start at Chelsea has come as no surprise to his agent, with Joao Santos pointing out that good players “can play in any league”.

Barcelona lose Jasper Cillessen, Sergi Samper to injuryESPN
Barcelona have been dealt two injury blows in one day after confirming both Jasper Cillessen and Sergi Samper are set for spells on the sidelines.

Championship Review: Leeds go top as problems mount for McClaren at QPRSN
Leeds United moved to top of the Championship table after Marcelo Bielsa’s side twice came from behind at Swansea City to earn a point despite Oliver McBurnie’s brace.

Real Madrid Reportedly To Refuse To Play La Liga Games In USANESN
The European soccer king will refuse to play La Liga (first division) games in the United States, Mario Torrejon of Spanish Radio station Cadena Ser reported Monday on “El Laguero” show. La Liga and Relevent Sports last month signed a 15-year agreement, under which the Spanish league would stage at least one game per season in North America and Relevent would prompte it. However, Real Madrid reportedly wants no part in the jet-setting scheme.

Argentina coach Scaloni unsure if Lionel Messi will play for his country againThe Guardian
The interim Argentina manager, Lionel Scaloni, has refused to say whether Lionel Messi will represent his country again.

Ceferin nominated for second term as UEFA presidentFour Four Two
A group of national football federations have nominated incumbent Aleksandar Ceferin as a candidate for UEFA’s next presidential elections.

Arsène Wenger to get honour from Liberia’s George WeahBBC
Liberian President George Weah is to award his former football coach, Arsène Wenger, his country’s highest honour.

Uruguayan governance crisis forces FIFA to take control of FAInside World Football
In another blow to the reputation of South American football administration, FIFA have intervened to take control of the Uruguayan federation after it was plunged into chaos following the sudden resignation of president Wilmar Valdez (pictured) last month.

Kick It Out at 25: progress made but lots still to do in anti-racism fightThe Guardian
The campaign is 25 years old this season and chairman Lord Ouseley feels the job in hand is to promote more optimistic aims for coaches, fans and administrators.

Would a FIFA-style pregame ritual solve NFL’s anthem dilemma?Edmonton Journal
Not to overstate it, but I might have stumbled onto a framework for a potential solution, thanks to FIFA. Indeed, world football’s pre-game ritual might offer a real solution for American football’s.

Global good chap David Beckham to receive UEFA recognition Inside World Football
David Beckham is to become the latest recipient of the UEFA President’s award for his contribution to football and promoting the sport in “every corner of the planet”.

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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