BC Soccer News, Wednesday, July 31, 2019



WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019, 5:00 PM



He’s a keeper: Whitecaps FC sign Maxime Crépeau to contract extensionWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have retained another building block on Tuesday, as the club announced that Canadian international goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau has signed a new contract through 2022, with an option for 2023.

‘Max’ contract: Whitecaps lock down ‘keeper Crepeau for four yearsVancouver Sun
The 25-year-old from Greenfield Park, Que., has signed a new contract through 2022, with an option for 2023.

Former Whitecaps captain Kendall Waston reflects on time in VancouverDaily Hive
He played his heart out for five seasons with the Whitecaps and on Saturday, Kendall Waston will take on his former team when Vancouver visits FC Cincinnati.

MLS All-Star Game preview: Joao Felix visits FloridaYahoo Sports
Some of the biggest generational names of soccer will be in the lineup when the MLS All Stars face Atletico Madrid in Orlando on Tueday, but many eyes will be trained on a teenager.

MLS rallies from behind to win Homegrown Game Pro Soccer USA
San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper J.T. Marcinkowski was looking for a way to redeem himself after conceding an ugly goal to Chivas de Guadalajara’s U-20 team during Tuesday’s MLS Homegrown Game.

HIGHLIGHTS: MLS Homegrown Team vs. CD Guadalajara U20 | July 30, 2019MLS
The young up-and-coming stars for MLS take on the Chivas Guadalajara U20 team at this year’s Energizer Homegrown Game in Orlando.

Orlando City SC Signs Uruguayan Midfielder Mauricio PereyraOrlando City
Orlando City SC has agreed to a deal with Uruguayan playmaker Mauricio Pereyra through the 2020 season. Pereyra joins City as a mid-year Designated Player on a free transfer after his contract expired with FC Krasnodar, pending an International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa. Pereyra will occupy an International Spot.

Earthquakes acquire Argentine forward Andres RiosSJ Earthquakes
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has acquired Argentine forward Andres Rios using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).

Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella undergoes successful surgery to repair anterior labrum tear in right shoulderPortland Timbers
The Portland Timbers announced today that goalkeeper Jeff Attinella has undergone successful surgery to repair an anterior labrum tear in his right shoulder.

Sources: Galaxy see $16m bid for Pavon rejectedESPN
Boca Juniors have rejected a $16million bid from LA Galaxy for Cristian Pavon, sources have told ESPN Argentina.

Highlights: Stars put on a show at the 2019 All-Star Skills ChallengeMLS
The talent. The skill. The drama. What a show the 2019 All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target turned out to be.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019, 5:00 PM



PREVIEW: Pacific FC Face Valour FC on the roadPacific FC
Pacific Football Club (1-3-0) travel to IG Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba this Wednesday, July 31st to face Valour FC (0-1-2). Kickoff in the game is set for 5:00 p.m. PST.

Pacific FC hits the road Wednesday with first of three away games in WinnipegVictoria News
Pacific FC is travelling to Winnipeg on Wednesday to face Valour FC as the team takes off on a series of away games.

Pacific FC on the road to successTimes Colonist
Pacific FC and Valour FC both hit encouraging notes in their respective previous games. The question is: Can it lead to sustained melodies?

Canadian Premier League Match Schedule Adjustments and Time ChangesCanPL
The schedule includes two important changes to kickoff times for Pacific FC matches in September.

Trinity Western’s women’s soccer team will open the 2019 season in England, as the Spartans training camp, which includes five preseason games against English clubs, will see the team based in Birmingham from Aug. 7-12 and in Liverpool from Aug. 13-18.

Vancouver Athletic Football Club (VAFC) is looking for an engaging and self-motivated part-time Coordinator to support our growing youth house league program (~1,300+ kids, ages 5 to 11).

Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament returning to McArthurKamloops This Week
The Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament Society will this weekend play host to the 29th annual Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament.

Okanagan FC pushes host Victoria to the brinkKelowna Daily Courier
Okanagan FC coach Andrew Stevenson is willing to enjoy his team’s success this year, but expects it won’t settle for a first-round playoff loss next summer.

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
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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.

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FC Edmonton look to resolve scoring issues against HFX WanderersEdmonton Sun
FC Edmonton feel they have two-thirds of the field covered heading into their Canadian Premier League contest against HFX Wanderers on Wednesday (7 p.m.) at Clarke Field.

Local striker to make his first professional start for FC EdmontonEdmonton Sun
FC Edmonton striker Easton Ongaro made the most of the 19 minutes he played against Forge FC on Saturday, scoring the tying goal in the contest.

Whitecaps FC Academy camp has second go-round in YellowknifeNNSL
They said they would be back and they made good on that promise. The Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer made its return appearance in the capital this past weekend with the second Whitecaps FC Academy camp, this time outdoors at William McDonald Field. This past weekend followed the first academy camp at the Fieldhouse last October.

What heat waves and climate change mean for the future of kids’ camps and sportsCBC
The sun beats down and the air is heavy with humidity, but that doesn’t slow Isabella Lucia as she laughs, sprints and kicks the ball during soccer practice. Suddenly a whistle blows. With one shrill note practice is over — shut down early because of the heat.


Fury FC Bolsters Attack with BarryUSL
Ottawa Fury FC announced on Tuesday it had signed Guinean forward Hadji Barry, pending league and federation approval, bolstering its attack as it looks to make a run at the winning the USL Championship this season. Badji returns to the Championship in Ottawa having spent the past six months playing in Israel.

North Carolina’s Miller Voted Championship Player of the WeekUSL
North Carolina FC midfielder Steven Miller has been voted the USL Championship Player of the Week for Week 21 of the 2019 season. Miller recorded two goals and one assist and completed 27 of 29 passes overall for the game, to lead NCFC to a 4-2 victory against ATL UTD 2 on Saturday night at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.

USL Mid-Year Meetings Open in OrlandoUSL
The 2019 USL Mid-Year Meetings open on Tuesday afternoon in downtown Orlando as league executives addressed USL Championship and League One executives on the progress of both leagues as planning continued for the 2020 season and beyond.

Miami FC Best Cleveland 4-1; Face Cosmos In FinalsMagic City Soccer
Saturday night at FIU Soccer Stadium was like a page out of an old script. Miami FC have had their fair share of run-ins with mother nature. Saturday would be no different as the skies opened with lightning bolts on campus an hour before kickoff.

Washington Premier Repeats As EPLWA Champs With Thrilling 1-0 WinEPLWA
In an intense back-and-forth battle between the Cascade and Rainier Conference champions, Alex Whiting broke a scoreless tie in the 90th minute to lead Washington Premier to their second straight Evergreen Premier League championship with a 1-0 win over Bellingham United on Sunday evening in Puyallup.


Jill Ellis is stepping down as USWNT coachThe Equalizer
Jill Ellis is stepping down as coach of the United States women’s national team, U.S. Soccer confirmed on Tuesday, confirming The Equalizer‘s initial report. She will remain with the team for its five-game World Cup victory tour, which kicks off on Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, against Ireland, before becoming an “ambassador” and representing the federation in various capacities.

Legacy secured, Jill Ellis walks away from game she lovesESPN
The hotel restaurant is otherwise deserted on a winter afternoon. A long training camp for the U.S. women’s national team is coming to a close. The start of the World Cup in France is still more than a year away. And Jill Ellis is downright giddy. It often happens when she talks soccer.

Sundhage takes over as Brazil women’s soccer team coachTSN
Pia Sundhage of Sweden took over as the coach of Brazil’s women’s national team with a promise of change, but not a total overhaul. Brazilian soccer confederation head Rogério Caboclo introduced the 59-year-old Sundage to reporters and staff on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro.

England’s clash with Germany at Wembley set to have biggest-ever attendance for a Lionesses home gameThe Telegraph
Over 50,000 tickets have been sold for England Women’s friendly against Germany at Wembley on November 9, the Football Association has announced.

Fuzzy numbers are muddying the waters in the USWNT’s equal-pay fightThe Guardian
As the USWNT’s equal-pay lawsuit moves toward mediation, both sides are using numbers subject to interpretation and spin.

If Carlos Cordeiro and U.S. Soccer want to win PR battle, they should be taking on the worldSN
To stuff Monday’s events entirely into a soccer metaphor, the open letter and documents provided to the public by U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro amounted to an injury-time penalty kick that barely squeezed past the goalkeeper – in a game Cordeiro’s side was losing 4-0. Why U.S. Soccer would make such a late, meager attempt to win a public relations battle in which it already had been routed is difficult to say.


UCL: Basel beat PSV as Celtic ease into third qualifying roundCanada.com
Former European Cup winners PSV Eindhoven were knocked out of the Champions League in the second qualifying round after a 2-1 defeat at Basel sent the Swiss side through on away goals on Tuesday.

PSG confident heading into Trophée des ChampionsLigue 1
Paris Saint-Germain prepared well for the Trophée des Champions against Rennes on Saturday, winning their last pre-season friendly, against Sydney FC (3-0).

Championship 2019-20 season preview The Guardian
Fulham could bounce straight back with their four-man attack while Leeds are sure to be in the promotion mix and Neil Warnock’s Cardiff are not to be ignored.

Scaloni extends his Argentine contract to end of 2022 World Cup qualifiersInside World Football
Lionel Scaloni has extended his contract with Argentina until the end of the qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has announced.

Wolves sign $20M Cutrone from AC Milan NBC Sports
Patrick Cutrone’s AC Milan experience is over for now, as the young Italian striker will try his hand at life in the Premier League.

Bury: Winding-up petition against League One club dismissed by High CourtBBC Sport
Creditors approved a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) on 18 July, which was proposed to help settle some of the League One club’s debts.

Fernando Forestieri: Sheffield Wednesday forward gets six-match ban for racist abuseBBC Sport
Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri has been banned for six matches and fined £25,000 after the Football Association found him guilty of using racist language in a match.

Korean fans demand money back after Ronaldo refuses to play against K-League All StarsInside World Football
Angry South Korean fans are seeking compensation after Cristiano Ronaldo stayed on the bench during a Juventus pre-season friendly in Seoul despite being contracted to appear.

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