BC Soccer News, Wednesday, June 26, 2019



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019, 6:00 PM



Match Preview: FC Dallas v Vancouver Whitecaps – Will things be bigger, better, or simply amplified in Texas?AFTN
Who’s up for a road trip? The Whitecaps better be, because after a – dare I say – exciting home draw against Colorado, the ‘Caps will play four road matches in fifteen days, three in MLS play and one in Calgary for the first leg of the heavily revamped Canadian Championship.

FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps will both look to extend unbeaten streaks when the Western Conference foes square off at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday night.

Depleted Vancouver Whitecaps play at FC Dallas Pro Soccer USA
Despite missing five national team players and going down by two goals early, the Vancouver Whitecaps came back to earn one point in a 2-2 draw against Colorado Rapids Saturday. There will be no respite as the Whitecaps travel to Texas to face FC Dallas Wednesday evening on short rest.

Coach Rémi Garde hopes Impact can build on ‘huge’ win after long breakMontreal Gazette
The Impact will be missing five key players when they host the Portland Timbers at Saputo Stadium on Wednesday.

Dynamo road trip runs through San JoseABC 7
The Houston Dynamo continue their three-game, coast-to-coast road trip on Wednesday night when they travel to San Jose, Calif., to face the Earthquakes.

DC United vs. Orlando City SC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
For the first time in nearly a month, D.C. United and Orlando City SC return to league play when the Eastern Conference rivals meet at Audi Field Wednesday night.

Arena makes home debut as Revs battle UnionOttawa Citizen
Bruce Arena finally makes his home coaching debut when the New England Revolution hosts the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday.

Toronto FC looks to snap winless skid in coach Greg Vanney’s 200th gameDelta Optimist
Greg Vanney has encountered better times in his five years as head coach of Toronto FC.

TFC keeper Westberg named to MLS Team of the WeekVancouver Sun
Toronto FC goalkeeper Quentin Westberg put a little French flair on what had otherwise been a pretty dreadful match for the Reds on Saturday night in Dallas.

LAFC pick up Latif Blessing’s contract option for 2020Angels on Parade
Los Angeles Football Club announced on Monday they have picked up the contract option for the 2020 season for Latif Blessing. The 22-year-old is in the middle of a career year, going from being a reserve winger to the starting midfielder in the LAFC lineup.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Colorado Rapids 2, June 22, 2019 – BC Soccer Web
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Veteran leader to return to TRU WolfPack women’s soccerKelowna Now
The TRU WolfPack women’s soccer team just got more ferocious after welcoming back a veteran leader today.

Women Rovers a bridge to far away placesBurnaby Now
They’ve played their last home game of the short spring season, but the TSS Rovers women’s soccer team isn’t done yet.

Thompson Okanagan girls savour journey to BC Soccer Premier CupKelowna Now
The BC Soccer Premier Cup means much more than shiny silverware to the Thompson Okanagan Football Club’s U16 girls.

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.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019, 4:00 PM



Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to SwedenSurrey Now-Leader
Canada’s World Cup campaign ended in the round-of-16 Monday with a disappointing 1-0 loss to Sweden that saw the Canadians miss a chance to tie the game from the penalty spot.

Gut-wrenching loss by Canada at Women’s World Cup hits so many people hardThe Star
What a disheartening loss for Canada at the FIFA World Cup yesterday and I suppose at some level it was a lovely gesture for the greatest soccer player in Canadian history to ask her teammate if she wanted to take the penalty that would have tied the game. But …

Janine Beckie still destined for stardom despite loss at Women’s World CupToronto Sun
You could not help but feel bad for Canada’s women’s national soccer team as they filed past the media mix zone at the Parc des Princes on Monday with tears in their eyes following a painful defeat at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Canadian women’s soccer at a crossroads after World Cup exitWaking the Red
Yes, Christine Sinclair should have taken the penalty. With that out of the way, let’s now focus on the real reasons why the Canadian women’s national team are heading home from France without a single win in the knockout stages.

Cavalry FC in North York to try and secure CPL spring-season titleCanada.com
They’re coming off a loss. Which is something new for Cavalry FC. The question now is how will Calgary’s professional soccer side respond to its first-ever defeat when it takes the Canadian Premier League pitch Wednesday against host York9 FC in North York, Ont.

PREVIEW: HFX Wanderers FC vs. Valour FC – Match #30CanPL
The battle for third place in the CPL continues in the last week of the Spring season, as Valour FC pays a visit to Nova Scotia for a date with HFX Wanderers FC.

FC Edmonton seeks strong finish to spring seasonCISN
They’re currently in a four-way tie for last place in the seven-team Canadian Premier League but FC Edmonton is hoping an offence that was finally sparked on Sunday will see the team catch fire and finish the spring season strong.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC name Pedro Dias new Head Coach of BMO Saskatchewan Academy CentresYorkton This Week
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that Pedro Dias has been named head coach of the Whitecaps FC BMO Saskatchewan Academy Centres. Dias will officially start on July 1, and will hold two special free identification combines on Friday, July 5 in Saskatoon and Friday, July 12 in Moose Jaw.


Charleston up next, Ottawa Fury FC looks to extend unbeaten string to 10Montreal Gazette
If Ottawa Fury FC hopes to push its unbeaten string to 10, it’s going to have to do beat a team it has never beaten.

United Soccer League Awards USL Championship Franchise in San Diego MarketUSL
The United Soccer League (USL) announced it has awarded a USL Championship franchise in San Diego to Sacramento Republic FC Co-Founder and former President, Warren Smith. The team has entered into an agreement with the University of San Diego (USD) to play at the University’s Torero Stadium and has named legendary former U.S. Men’s National Team player Landon Donovan as its Executive Vice President for Soccer Operations.


The Netherlands and Italy advance to Women’s Football World Cup quarter-finals France 24
The Netherlands reached the women’s World Cup quarter-finals for the first time when Lieke Martens’ last-gasp penalty earned them a 2-1 victory against Japan on Tuesday.

USA and Sweden reach quarter-finals of Women’s Football World CupFrance 24
Megan Rapinoe scored two penalties as holders the United States beat Spain on Monday to march on to a mouthwatering quarter-final against hosts France at the women’s World Cup, with Sweden joining them in the last eight.

USWNT can’t wait to face France in a match worthy of a finalYahoo Sports
PARIS — This is where the most anticipated match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup will go down.

England’s Steph Houghton & Mille Bright ‘major doubts’ for Norway – BBC Sport
England centre-backs Steph Houghton and Millie Bright are “major doubts” for their Women’s World Cup quarter-final against Norway, says boss Phil Neville.

Germany fear for Olympic spot as Europeans dominate World Cup – Yahoo Sports
Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg admitted Wednesday that she fears for her side’s place in the 2020 Olympic Games due to the overwhelming success of European teams at the Women’s World Cup.

Inside the ups and downs of USWNT fans navigating FranceThe Equalizer
It’s perhaps fitting that, of all the places in France that could have hosted a swarm of thousands of United States women’s national team fans twice in a two-week period, it would be Reims, the city where American general Dwight D. Eisenhower accepted the surrender of German forces in May 1945.


Gold Cup Grp C: High drama in LA as El Salvador crash outInside World Football
Road signs on the way to the stadium flashed Sold Out. El Salvador vs Honduras was the hottest ticket in Los Angeles Tuesday night and what an evening of passion and excitement it was for those that were going.

Gold Cup Rewind: Haiti tops Group B, Costa Rica finishes secondSBI
The second shock of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup came on Monday as Haiti topped Group B after defeating Costa Rica 2-1 at Red Bull Arena.

Gold Cup Grp D: US and Panama square off in sold-out Kansas CityInside World Football
The United States and Panama, two of Concacaf’s fiercest rivals, square off Wednesday for the right to win Group D at the Gold Cup and keep momentum going as they enter the business end of the tournament.

Copa America 2019 – Group Stage Wrap – Futbolcidade
After 18 games, 46 goals and a few hundred minutes waiting for VAR – the 2019 Copa America Group stages are over.

Africa Cup of Nations: What to look out for on day sixBBC Sport
Africa Cup of Nations holders Cameroon made a winning start to their title defence on Tuesday, beating Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in Ismailia.

Hard fought win for Cameroon in Africa Cup of Nations, underdogs Benin draw with GhanaFrance 24
Cameroon had to work hard to open its title defence with a win at the African Cup of Nations, and Ghana was the latest team to be upstaged by an underdog.

Tottenham agree £65m deal for Lyon’s Tanguy NdombeleSky Sports
Tottenham have agreed to pay a club-record fee of around £65m for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, Sky Sports News understands.

Manchester United agree deal to sign Wan-Bissaka for initial £45m feeThe Guardian
Manchester United are set to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka for £45m from Crystal Palace, with the manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, adding a second signing who fits his desired profile of a young player with potential.

OL sign Brazilian midfielder Jean LucasLigue 1
Lyon have clinched their second recruit of the summer: Brazilian midfielder Jean Lucas, 21, while Toulouse continued their transfer-window activity with the signature of Greek international striker Efthimis Koulouris.

Everton complete purchase of Gomes from Barcelona NBC Sports
The Toffees announced the deal on Tuesday, ensuring that his move back to Barcelona was only temporary after a successful loan stint at Goodison Park last season.

David Silva confirms he will leave Manchester City at end of next seasonThe Guardian
David Silva has laid out his intentions to leave Manchester City at the end of next season. The 33-year-old, who has amassed 395 appearances for the club, says the 2019-20 campaign will be his last in Manchester.

FIFA head, joining US push, wants more Palestinian football pitchesYahoo Sports
The head of FIFA promised Wednesday to build more football pitches in the Palestinian territories as he joined a US-led economic workshop in Bahrain on drawing investment.

Far From World Cup, Hints of Rebellion Inside U.S. Soccer NY Times
Current and former employees have been excoriating the federation’s top executives online in an effort to alert leaders to what they called a “toxic” culture.

‘We’ve got five farmers’ – Cardiff Metropolitan University prepares for the Europa LeagueThe Guardian
Cardiff Met will make history when they take on Progrès Niederkorn on Thursday and coach Christian Edwards is hoping the Luxembourgers will underestimate his students.

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