BC Soccer News, Wednesday, June 19, 2019




SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019, 7:00 PM



DC United vs. New York City FC | 2019 US Open Cup PreviewMLS
One Eastern Conference team with three U.S. Open Cup titles in their trophy case will meet an Eastern Conference foe coming off their first-ever USOC win when D.C. United host New York City FC Wednesday night at Audi Field.

U.S. Open Cup: Goals a-plenty as Atlanta, Minnesota advanceNBC Sports
The first two quarterfinal berths in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup were earned Tuesday with 3-2 away wins.

Orlando City SC vs. New England Revolution | 2019 US Open Cup PreviewMLS
Orlando City SC will look to book a ticket into the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals for the third time overall and second in a row when they host a New England Revolution squad that has reached the final eight in four of the last six years when the Eastern Conference foes square off at Exploria Stadium in the Round of 16 Tuesday night.

Saint Louis FC vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 US Open Cup PreviewMLS
After defeating Louisville City in the fourth round, FC Cincinnati will get reacquainted with another former USL foe when they meet host Saint Louis FC in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16.

Inter Miami refutes report claiming Beckham selling MLS club sharesNBC Sports
After all the delays, obstacles, and promise, David Beckham may not wind up overseeing a minute of Inter Miami CF. Yes, really.

Chicago Fire Vs Real Salt Lake: Time to save the seasonMLS Multiplex
The Chicago Fire started off with plenty of hope in 2019, but now they find themselves in a must-win situation versus Real Salt Lake on Saturday.





SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019, 3:00 PM PT


Whitecaps Academy Report: U-17s open playoffs with a 3-1 victory against San Diego SurfWhitecaps FC
Kicking off the Development Academy Playoffs, the 10th ranked Whitecaps FC U-17s, part of the BMO Academy System, defeated the 18th ranked San Diego Surf 3-1 on Tuesday evening in Oceanside, California.

OFC’s scoreless draw knocks them downKelowna Daily Courier
Okanagan FC missed a chance to move up in the standings, and instead find themselves on the outside of the playoff picture.

UBC Okanagan soccer season gets early startKelowna Capital News
The UBC Okanagan soccer crews have gotten the first taste of what the upcoming season will hold.

Kelowna United in victory, and defeatKelowna Daily Courier
With only seconds left in the final game of the season, forward Tanner Peters of Kelowna United’s under-18 boys team scored on the Kelowna United U17 boys on Sunday at CNC.

Vernon Kal Tire uses second-half blitz for soccer winVernon Morning News
Five second-half goals lifted Vernon Kal Tire to a 7-2 win over Kelowna Mind Smart in Capri Insurance Okanagan Oldtimer’s 45+ Men’s Soccer League action at MacDonald Park.

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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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.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019, 9:00 AM PT


Sinclair: Dutch rematch a step up for CanadaFIFA
It’s déjà vu for Canada as they once again face the Netherlands in the FIFA Women’s World Cup group stage. These two teams met four years ago, drawing 1-1, and then – as now – both qualified for the last 16.

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Canada vs. the Netherlands by the numbersSportsnet
The Netherlands have made incredible leaps in women’s soccer over the last four years, with 2015 marking the team’s FIFA Women’s World Cup debut.

Canada’s Christine Sinclair mingles with Dutch fans ahead of World Cup showdownDelta Optimist
Wandering around Reims on an off-day, Canada captain Christine Sinclair couldn’t help but run into visiting Dutch fans ahead of Thursday’s Group E showdown at the Women’s World Cup.




WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019, 7:00 PM PT



Canada ready for Mexico at 2019 Concacaf Gold CupCSA
Building on an impressive attacking display in its opening 4:0 victory over Martinique, Canada’s Men’s National Team is preparing to face Mexico in its second group stage match at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup on Wednesday, June 19 at Broncos Stadium, in Denver, Colorado.

Canada has the pieces to go toe-to-toe with Mexico in Gold CupMLS
Three years ago, Canada very nearly caught Mexico completely off guard – but that won’t happen again on Wednesday night.

Cavalry FC hopes to continue perfect CPL season in HalifaxCanada.com
It’s been a magical start to soccer life for Cavalry FC. So much so that after just six games in the inaugural Canadian Premier League season, Calgary’s professional soccer squad is already on the brink of earning the spring season title.

Fine Lines podcast: How far can Canada go at Women’s World Cup?Sportsnet
On this week’s edition of Fines Lines, hosts Dan Riccio and J.J. Adams chat with Toronto Star reporter Laura Armstrong about Canada’s performance thus far at the FIFA Women’s World Cup..

Grp A, rd 2: Mexico and Canada battle for group supremacyInside World Football
Day 5 and the Concacaf group rotation starts again with Group A, the high scoring Mexicans and Canadians, and the altitude of the Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado.

Toronto FC’s Jonathan Osorio: Canada shouldn’t fear Mexico at Gold CupSportsnet
After the Canadians blanked Martinique 4-0 in their tournament opener at the Rose Bowl last weekend – their largest victory ever at the continental competition – the Reds will face a significantly sterner test on Wednesday night when they take on Gold Cup favourites Mexico in Denver.

Valour FC coach looking for net gainsWinnipeg Free Press
Valour FC has played nine games between Canadian Premier League play and cup competition, but the battle to be the team’s starting goalie is still underway.


USL Championship Gameday Report: June 18, Week 16USL
Western Conference leader Phoenix Rising FC picked up its sixth consecutive win and further solidified its place at the top when it beat Reno 1868 FC, 3-0, thanks to goals from Adam Jahn, Solomon Asante, and Joey Calistri at Greater Nevada Field on Tuesday night.

Week 6: Bellingham Extends Conference Lead, WA Premier Blanks PacNWEPLWA
Three cross conference games went to Cascade Conference teams as Yakima, Oly Town and Bellingham each knocked off Rainier Conference opponents. Meanwhile, the one conference game this week went to Washington Premier as they kept the highest scoring team in the league off the board and tightened up the Rainier standings after week six.


Women’s World Cup: Marta sets record, Kerr scores fourNBC Sports
The missions were clear for Australia and Brazil as Group C play concluded Tuesday at the Women’s World Cup in France: Don’t lose.

Jamaica 1-4 Australia: I’d pay to watch Sam Kerr, says Reggae Girlz coach Hue MenziesBBC Sport
Jamaica coach Hue Menzies said he would “pay to watch” Sam Kerr after she scored all her team’s goals in a 4-1 win against his side to send Australia into the Women’s World Cup last 16.

Olympic failure fueling USA ahead of Sweden reunionFIFA
Some of the greatest lessons in life come from our greatest failures. While the US women’s national team has the mentality to always look forward, players also retain images of past defeats – because they are fueled by the emotions those image stir.

Women’s World Cup: England focus before Japan is on topping group, says NevilleBBC Sport
Manager Phil Neville says England are focused on topping Group D at the Women’s World Cup even though finishing as runners-up could mean a more favourable draw further down the line.

Nikita Parris: ‘Lyon are irresistible because they’re the best’The Guardian
“The Champions League is one trophy that I need to win,” says Nikita Parris on her move from Manchester City to the six-times champions Lyon, which was confirmed by the French club’s new coach, Jean-Luc Vasseur, on Tuesday.

Report finds US Women’s team has out-earned US Men over past 3 seasonsInside World Football
The United States women’s national soccer team (USWNT), in dispute with their national federation (USSF) over equal pay and conditions, generated more revenue than the men’s side in the three years after their 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup win according to analysis of US Soccer’s audited accounts for the past three years.

FIFA rethink: Iranian women’s protest is social not politicalInside World Football
FIFA has admitted it was wrong that two fans were ejected from a Women’s World Cup match for wearing T-shirts calling for Iranian women to be let into stadiums. The supporters were forced to leave Saturday’s match in Grenoble between Canada and New Zealand because they wore t-shirts carrying slogans and messages relating to the enforcement of hijabs.


Al-Khelaïfi parachutes in Leonardo to bring results and dismantle PSG’s ‘star’ cultureInside World Football
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has said that his club needs an “electroshock” to get back on track after a disappointing season marked by problems in the dressing room.

Joao Felix: Atletico Madrid keen to sign Portuguese forward from BenficaBBC Sport
Atletico Madrid are keen to sign Benfica forward Joao Felix but face stiff competition from other clubs, BBC Sport understands.

USMNT 4, Guyana 0: Takeaways from a promising Gold Cup openerYahoo Sports
It was far from perfect. Not always dynamic. And certainly not definitive proof of progress or a full-fledged turnaround. But the U.S. men’s national team’s first competitive game under head coach Gregg Berhalter ended with four goals, three points, and enough encouraging individual performances to satisfy a fan base starving for positivity.

Brazil frustrated by VAR during goalless draw with VenezuelaFour Four Two
Brazil saw three goals disallowed by Video Assistant Review as they were held by Venezuela to a goalless draw in their Copa America clash.

Manchester United should sell Paul Pogba even if they make a lossThe Guardian
Talk of increasing the French midfielder’s wages to ensure he stays at Old Trafford is silly and misses the point.

Nikola Vlasic: CSKA Moscow set to sign Everton midfielder in £14m dealBBC Sport
Everton midfielder Nikola Vlasic is set to join CSKA Moscow on a five-year contract in a deal worth around £14m.

Late Aaron Wan-Bissaka own goal gives France Under-21s victory over EnglandFour Four Two
Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s injury-time own goal sunk the 10-man England Under-21s as France – who missed two penalties – scored twice at the death to snatch victory at Euro 2019.

Chinese club reportedly offers $15M contract to Newcastle’s Benitez NBC Sports
It would be peak Newcastle United of recent seasons to lose their coach to a squabble over the sort of players the manager wants to sign.

In pictures: Ten players to watch at the 2019 Africa Cup of NationsFrance 24
The Africa Cup of Nations kicks off June 21 in Egypt and runs through July 19 showcasing the continent’s biggest football stars. France 24 takes a look at ten of the top players to watch during the tournament.

Platini ‘hurt’ by French probe into 2022 World Cup vote corruptionInside World Football
Former UEFA chief Michel Platini was released in the early hours of Wednesday after having been questioned by French anti-corruption authorities over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

‘We never got that money’: the inside story of Bury’s road to financial ruinThe Guardian
As the club face a winding-up petition, we show how loans, a car park and a collapsed business helped drive them to the brink.

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