BC Soccer News, Wednesday, May 22, 2019



WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019, 4:00 PM



Tony Waiters to be inducted into Whitecaps FC Ring of HonourWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that Tony Waiters will become the fifth inductee into the club’s Ring of Honour at the May 31 anniversary match versus Toronto FC.

New York Red Bulls vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Straight off an emotional win over Atlanta United, the New York Red Bulls look for their fifth win in six games when the Vancouver Whitecaps come to Red Bull Arena for a midweek clash.

No Bull: Expect Whitecaps to see Red in this New York dogfightVancouver Sun
The Whitecaps won’t be facing former centre back Tim Parker when they take on New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, but there’s still plenty to worry about.

New York Red Bulls look to avoid trap game against Vancouver WhitecapsPro Soccer USA
The Red Bulls want to avoid a letdown, like the one they had against the Montreal Impact two weeks ago.

Vancouver Whitecaps well aware New York Red Bulls’ rough start in the pastMLS
For head coach Marc Dos Santos, there’s forward progress from Vancouver earning points in four of their last five games. But their opponent takes matters one step further, with the Red Bulls securing wins from four of their last five games.

Ibarra joins Pachuca on loan from MinnesotaESPN
Minnesota United has sent Ecuador international forward Romario Ibarra on loan to Liga MX side Pachuca for the next 13 months, both clubs confirmed on Tuesday.

How The MLS’ Chicago Fire Can Rebrand While Still Respecting Their Club HistoryForbes
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club, to spell out their full name, wouldn’t be the first Major League Soccer team to undergo a deliberate rebranding of their club identity. Should they choose to — a widely discussed possibility — when they make their expected move to Soldier Field next year, they probably won’t be the last.

Six Academy players FC Dallas should sign this summerSportsday
The summer window in which FC Dallas has in the past signed an Academy player or two to Homegrown contracts is fast approaching. The 2018-19 Developmental Academy season is at an end and the playoffs are around the corner.

MLS: The greatest individual seasons everMLS Multiplex
Carlos Vela has made a sensational start to the 2019 MLS season. But he is not the only one. In fact, this year, we are seeing some of the greatest individual seasons ever.

MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Alejandro Pozuelo, 5 others from Week 12MLS
After Week 12 of MLS action, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined five players and one coach.





WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2019, 6:30 PM



Pacific FC hopes to find way out of big Canadian Championship holeTimes Colonist
Quoting more recent history, pundits are saying Island-based Pacific FC needs to pull off a Liverpool tonight in Calgary.

Pacific FC midfielder ‘Makelele’ González eager to get started with new clubPacific FC
Pacific Football Club’s newest signing Alexander ‘Makelele’ González arrived on Vancouver Island last weekend, and joined his new club for his first full training session on Monday afternoon. The 24-year-old defensive midfielder adds experience to a young Pacific squad as the team enters the second half of the Canadian Premier League’s Spring season.

Cavalry FC focused on Canadian Championship match, with reward of MLS clashMontreal Gazette
It would be the ultimate measuring stick for Cavalry FC. Although the road to facing the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer — the highest level of the sport in North America — still goes through Pacific FC on Wednesday and then the Hamilton Forge FC in another home-and-home series (June 4 and June 12), the possibility is there for the Calgary club.

2019 BCSPL Scholarship Recipients announcedBCSPL
The EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League is pleased to announce the four recipients of its 2019 Scholarships in the amount of $1000 each. The selection committee, made up of 3 former USports athletes who all attended university with scholarship support, had a difficult task with so many qualified applicants.

Breakers battle into girls soccer provincialsCowichan Valley Citizen
The Frances Kelsey Breakers punched their ticket to the AA girls soccer provincial championships with a top-four finish at the Island tournament they hosted in Duncan last week.

Richmond soccer standout thriving at LaurierRichmond News
Ellie Reid will be back on her hometown field Wednesday night with the TSS Rovers.

Slurpee Cup takes over Kamloops soccer fieldsKamloops This Week
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association played host to the Slurpee Cup on the weekend, with fields across the city in use.

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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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.


HFX Wanderers won’t let guard down in Canadian championship qualifierChronicle Herald
Stephen Hart expects a full 90-minute effort when his HFX Wanderers FC hosts Vaughan Azzurri on Wednesday in the second leg of their Canadian Soccer Championship qualifying series.

Wednesday Wonders: On Y9’s season and CanChamp actionCanPL
One more week of Canadian Premier League play means one more round of Wednesday Wonders.

Canada to host Cuba in September to kick off Nations League playSportsnet
Canada will open CONCACAF Nations League play against Cuba in September before facing the U.S. in October and November.

Back To The Numbers: A statistical look at Week 4 of the CPLAFTN
Amongst a trio of midweek Canadian Championship games, a sole CPL game took place in Winnipeg, as Valour FC welcomed Forge FC to Investors Group Field only to fall 0-2 to the visitors. This came after goals from Canadians Anthony Novak and Tristan Borges.


El Paso Locomotive FC Signs OKC Energy FC Defender Drew BeckieKFOX 14
Beckie played his collegiate career at the University of Denver where he made 69 appearances and notched 7 goals. Beckie spent 2014 and 2015 with Ottawa Fury (USL Championship) and made 34 appearances. He has represented the Canadian National Team four times at the U23 level and has been called up to the senior team.

Frater is named USL Player of the WeekAlbuquerque Journal
New Mexico United’s Kevaughn Frater has been voted the USL Championship player of the week for Week 11 of the 2019 United Soccer League Championship Division season.

EPLWA Week 3: Huge Weekend for Hammers & ForceEPLWA
Bellingham United and the Oly-Pen Force had huge weekends with two wins apiece to move into first place in the Cascade and Rainier Conferences respectively. Here is a look at all of the Evergreen Premier League games from this weekend.


Ada Hegerberg named BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2019BBC Sport
Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg has been voted the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2019.

NWSL Weekend: Washington’s youth continues to surprise in league playLWOS
The Washington Spirit are a young team. Richie Burke has a few veterans on his team, but other than that, Washington is an extremely young team. With plenty of NWSL Draft picks getting minutes and starting, Washington is flipping a script.

Orlando Pride loan deal for Chelsea FC Women player shot down by NWSLPro Soccer USA
A loan deal that would have brought a centerback from English Women’s Super League side Chelsea FC Women to the Orlando Pride was shot down by the National Women’s Soccer League, a club source confirmed to Pro Soccer USA.

Pioneering female soccer referee Yamashita hoping to inspireCape Breton Post
Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita is hoping her trailblazing work as part of the first all-female trio to officiate a men’s match in Asian continental competition last week will encourage girls to feel they can do anything in the game.

Women’s World Cup 2019: the complete guide to all the stadiumsThe Guardian
All you need to know about the nine venues for the tournament in France, including history lessons and the hitches along the way.


Man Utd set to add $20m Swans winger JamesNBC Sports
Manchester United’s first signing of the summer will be a Welsh international forward, but not that one, presuming the clubs sort out the transfer fee.

Arsenal announces Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss Europa League final due to safety concernsYahoo Sports
Arsenal will be one player down for the May 29 Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku, Azerbaijan. It’s not due to suspension, injury or illness, but due to safety concerns.

Amnesty: Don’t let Azerbaijan hide human rights abuses behind footballThe Guardian
Amnesty International has increased the pressure on European football’s governing body Uefa by saying Azerbaijan must not be allowed to “sportswash its appalling human rights record” by staging high-profile football matches.

Borussia Dortmund signs Nico Schulz from HoffenheimNBC Sports
Borussia Dortmund signed Germany defender Nico Schulz from Bundesliga rival Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

BeIN media group CEO charged in corruption probe in France London Free Press
The chief executive officer of media group beIN was handed preliminary charges of corruption as part of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2019 track world championships in Qatar, a judicial official said Wednesday.

MP & Silva, B4 Capital and IMG fined €67m for colluding to keep Serie A rights lowInside World Football
Italian competition regulators have ruled that Serie A missed out on international broadcast revenue because agents MP & Silva, B4 Capital and IMG fixed the acquisition price of the rights from the league over three rights cycles from 2008 to 2017.

Champions League no longer contest of champions but battle between leaguesThe Guardian
While the old format never produced a same-nation final, this will be the seventh since 2000, as England steps into the void left by Spain. But there is no point weeping over lost romance.

Guingamp, Gourvennec part waysLigue 1
Fresh from relegation to Domino’s Ligue 2, EA Guingamp have announced an amicable separation from two-time coach Jocelyn Gourvennec.

Soccer god Maradona’s rise and fall in Asif Kapadia’s docCityNews
Asif Kapadia’s first two documentary features, “Senna” and “Amy,” revolutionized the nonfiction format by eschewing talking heads and turning archival video into intimate, visceral movies.

The English manager in charge of Taiwan’s football teamThe Guardian
Three years ago Louis Lancaster was coaching youth players at Watford. Now he is taking Taiwan up the Fifa world rankings.

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