BC Soccer News, Wednesday, July 17, 2019



WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019, 4:00 PM



Match Preview: New England Revolution v Vancouver Whitecaps – Rock bottom? The only way is up (hopefully)AFTN
It’s now official: as things stand, Vancouver Whitecaps are the worst team in the Western Conference. The loss to SKC on Saturday combined with Colorado managing to grab a point off Portland means the ‘Caps are dead-last in the West in PPG, wins, goals for, and goal difference.

Whitecaps look to break drought vs. surging RevolutionNational Post
While the impressive undefeated run of the New England Revolution is still intact, the Vancouver Whitecaps have not won in almost two months.

Those who don’t learn from the past can end up like sinking WhitecapsMontreal Gazette
The Whitecaps seem to know that the playoffs are a goal too far for the team this season, but they’re still going to New England with the objective of winning.

Hanging on by their fingertips: Midfield musings while the Whitecaps slump continuesAFTN
As we’ve all heard before, the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result each time. Let’s face it, the Whitecaps have become predictable and the other teams have found us easy to defend and easy to frustrate as we try to move the ball forward. Despite this reality, we persist.

Donate your soccer boots for a great cause this Saturday at BC Place!Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are partnering with Hope and Health to collect soccer boots for Indigenous children and youth who participate in the annual Hope and Health Community Camps and Hope and Health at Home “H3” program.

Vancouver’s pro sports teams struggle to reverse business declinePrince George Matters
The last few years have been hard times for Vancouver’s sports fans. The city’s three major-league professional teams – the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps FC – have all struggled in competition and at the turnstiles.

New York returns for a midweek test in TorontoOnce a Metro
The Red Bulls face a quick turnaround, questions with squad rotation and a prolific frontline in Toronto.

Altidore fined for calling MLS refs ‘absolutely horrible’SN
Jozy Altidore has been handed an undisclosed fine by Major League Soccer for violating the league’s public criticism policy.

Orlando City SC visits Portland following shutout winNews Tribune
Orlando City SC (7-9-4, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Timbers (7-8-3, 10th in the Western Conference)

Dynamo try to cure road woes at AtlantaNational Post
While the visiting Houston Dynamo and Atlanta United enter Wednesday night’s matchup with similar records, plenty separates the clubs from opposite conferences.

Real Salt Lake forward Sam Johnson sidelined nearly two monthsMLS
Real Salt Lake will be without their leading scorer in Sam Johnson for the next six to eight weeks, head coach Mike Petke revealed after RSL’s 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. The Liberian Designated Player has already missed two straight matches, but still leads RSL with eight goals through 16 games.

Portland Timbers, Lucas Melano mutually agree to terminate contractPortland Timbers
The Portland Timbers today announced that the club and Lucas Melano have mutually agreed to terminate the forward’s contract. Melano will be placed on MLS waivers.

MNUFC Signs Robin LodMNUFC
innesota United has signed Finnish midfielder Robin Lod from Spain’s La Liga 2 side Sporting de Gijon using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), the team announced.

From worst to second, Almeyda has Earthquakes on remarkable turnaroundSBI
The San Jose Earthquakes started from the bottom, dug themselves a bit deeper, and now they’re here.

New groundbreaking West End Stadium design unveiledFC Cincinnati
On Tuesday morning, FC Cincinnati unveiled a new, progressive design for their West End Stadium, which is scheduled to open in March 2021 and will be the future home of the Major League Soccer team.

Leagues Cup: Liga MX, MLS teams square off in quarterfinals next weekMLS
The inaugural Leagues Cup tournament is right around the corner. With quarterfinals kicking off next week – the weekend after Liga MX Clausura play begins – the competition will soon be a reality. Next Wednesday, four teams each from MLS and Liga MX will battle it out to reach the final in Las Vegas on Sept. 18.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019, 4:00 PM



PREVIEW: Pacific FC Travel to York9 in Midweek CPL ActionPacific FC
Pacific Football Club (0-2-0) are on the road midweek at York Lions Stadium Wednesday, July 17th to face York9 FC (1-1-0). Kickoff in the game is set for 4:00 p.m. PST.

Pacific FC looks for first win of the fall season in Toronto WednesdayVictoria News
After two home games against the Canadian Premier League’s top teams of the spring season, Pacific FC will travel to play York9 FC just outside of Toronto on Wednesday.

Help arrives for young Pacific FC squadTimes Colonist
Staro returns, and not a moment too soon, to shore up a Pacific FC back line that has been a makeshift shambles without him.

Vancouver United FC to hold Referee ClinicsVancouver United FC
VanU runs a Small Sided Games Clinic for those who want to start as a referee. Taking and passing this course allows you to ref U9 and U10 games.

BC Soccer Assoc. Provides Update on Proposed Regional Tier 3 LeagueBCSA
As part of its 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, BC Soccer has been exploring the feasibility of establishing a Regional Tier 3 League, to bridge the gap between youth and professional soccer that supports the development pathway in BC. Establishing this program would create a professionally run adult league with a division for females and males with aspirations of evolving to a semi-professional standard over a reasonable time.

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.

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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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.


FC Edmonton not in position to underestimate Valour FC heading into CPL matchWinnipeg Sun
FC Edmonton head coach Jeff Paulus knows better than to underestimate Valour FC despite their recent struggles in the Canadian Premier League.

Four consecutive home games give FC Edmonton chance to move up in standingsMontreal Gazette
FC Edmonton have a real chance to get on a positive roll in the Canadian Premier League Fall Season.

Foothills WFC earn home-field advantage for UWS’s final-four championshipNational Post
Foothills WFC is chasing the United Women’s Soccer National League crown. And it’ll do so with home-field advantage this coming weekend at Mount Royal University.


Callum Montgomery and Thomas Roberts Named to USL League One Team of the WeekFC Dallas
North Texas SC players Callum Montgomery and Thomas Roberts have been named to USL League One Team of the Week for their performance in the club’s week 16 match against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday, July 13.

No Time to Waste as NCFC Looks to Return to Win ColumnUSL
After suffering its first loss in the USL Championship in more than two months this past Saturday, North Carolina FC was in no mood to linger on the result.


Reign FC sell out single-match tickets for ‘World Cup Homecoming Match’Pro Soccer USA
Reign FC’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup stars are set for a banner welcome back to Seattle when they return to National Women’s Soccer League action July 28.

Reign FC Signs New Zealand International Rosie WhiteReign FC
Reign FC announced today that it has signed New Zealand forward Rosie White through the 2019 season. White recently returned from the Women’s World Cup in France, where she started all three matches for the Football Ferns. White was signed to Reign FC’s senior roster and will utilize an international spot.

‘I wasn’t willing to compromise my happiness’: Former Utah Royals FC center back Sam Johnson opens up about why she decided to retireDeseret News
Shock, confusion and a number of other emotions began to spread among Utah Royals FC fans on the night of June 28 as rumor began to spread online that 28-year-old center back Sam Johnson would be retiring from professional soccer after the game.

‘This is the reality’: Santos women’s football team sleep in hotel lobbyThe Guardian
The coach of Santos women’s team has criticised the Brazilian Football Confederation after her players were forced to spend part of the night in a hotel lobby before a crucial first division game.

Christen Press’s Barstool deal is a slap in the face to what the USWNT stand forThe Guardian
The striker’s mystifying choice to partner with Barstool Sports, a company antithetical to the USWNT’s values of inclusiveness, has allowed her team’s identity to be co-opted on its victory lap.


UCL Roundup: Red Star, The New Saints (Wales) advance to second roundNBC Sports
Second legs are underway in the UEFA Champions League first qualification round, and both Red Star Belgrade and The New Saints from Wales are through to the second round.

Belmadi ends years of turbulence to lead Algeria to Afcon finalESPN
After a turbulent period which saw Algeria employ seven coaches in three years, it has taken Djamel Belmadi less than one year to restore order and turn a dispirited squad into finalists at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Sebastien Haller: West Ham sign Eintracht Frankfurt striker for club record £45mBBC Sport
West Ham have signed striker Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in a club record deal worth up to £45m.

Wolves rocks Newcastle in Premier League Asia Trophy NBC Sports
A rough summer continued for Newcastle as the Magpies were hammered in Nanjing by a first-choice Wolves lineup 4-0 in Premier League Asia Trophy action.

Bruce faces battle to win over disillusioned fans and rebuild depleted squadFour Four Two
Steve Bruce has walked into the eye of a storm after accepting Mike Ashley’s offer to become Newcastle’s new head coach.

Fiorentina beat Chivas to win ICC opening matchESPN
Giovanni Simeone and Riccardo Sottil scored on either side of half-time as Fiorentina beat Chivas de Guadalajara 2-1 in the opening match of the International Champions Cup tournament.

Iran vs. Iraq, S Korea vs. N Korea in WC drawESPN
North Korea and South Korea have been drawn together in an Asian qualifying group for the 2022 World Cup.

Che Adams: ‘In non-league it’s just a question of how hard you’re going to get kicked’ The Guardian
The Southampton striker talks about growing up in Thurnby Lodge, playing non-league and being named after Che Guevara.

CAF in crisis: Exco disagree on FIFA takeover as late board papers railroad decision makingInside World Football
With FIFA President Gianni Infantino expected to be in attendance at the Cairo Marriott Hotel session, several members of the Exco have told Insideworldfootball that they will strongly resist the plan for Fatma Samoura, FIFA’s Secretary General, to become involved in the day-to-day management of CAF.

South Africa: Inside the football-mad township ‘too dangerous’ for scouts to visitBBC Sport
Drive around Khayelitsha, one of South Africa’s biggest and fastest-growing townships, and football is impossible to ignore. There are hundreds of teams, thousands of players and five dedicated local football associations.

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