BC Soccer News, Weekend, August 17-19, 2018





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Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. New York Red Bulls | 2018 MLS Match PreviewMLS
The New York Red Bulls could move atop the Supporters’ Shield standings when they head to BC Place to face a Vancouver Whitecaps FC squad that is smarting after a Canadian Championship final defeat at Toronto Wednesday.

Whitecaps have been gored on defence since losing Parker to Red BullsThe Province
When the Whitecaps let Tim Parker go, they lost their defensive souls. He makes his return to Vancouver for the first time as a member of the opposition when the Red Bulls visit B.C. Place on Saturday.

Vancouver must focus on playoff push after losing Canadian ChampionshipPro Soccer USA
Given the Whitecaps’ slim playoff hopes at the moment, lifting a title and qualifying for the CONCACAF Champions League had the potential to salvage the season.

Playoff push: Breaking down Vancouver’s final 10 matchesWhitecaps FC
“Now, we have to reset.” Those were the words of Vancouver Whitecaps FC captain Kendall Waston on Wednesday after the ‘Caps fell to Toronto FC in the second leg of the Canadian Championship Final.

AUDIO: Canadian final loss highlighted gulf between Whitecaps and TFCSportsnet
Soccer reporter John Molinaro joined Sportsnet 650 to break down the Vancouver Whitecaps’ 5-2 loss to Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship final, a result that highlighted the gulf in class between the two sides.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Toronto FC | 2018 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Fresh off their third straight Canadian Championship title, which clinched a spot back in the Concacaf Champions League, Toronto FC are hoping to ride that momentum into another must-win match against the host San Jose Earthquakes Saturday at Avaya Stadium.

Toronto FC’s Jozy Altidore drawing Serie A, Ligue 1 attention – sourceESPN
Toronto FC and U.S. national team striker Jozy Altidore could be headed back to Europe, a source with knowledge of the situation has told ESPN FC.

VIDEO: STRAIGHT OUTTA BRAMPTON: Soccer Outside the Six | The MovementToronto FC
Toronto continues to make a name for itself as both a breeding ground and destination for North American soccer, but there’s plenty more to uncover just outside the city limits.

Impact waives striker Nick DePuyMontreal Impact
The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that the club has waived striker Nick DePuy.

Union can prove how good they are by beating David Villa’s New York City FCPhilly.com
From time to time, Union manager Jim Curtin says something that not only stands out in the moment, but also lingers for a while.

All-female announcing crew for D.C. United match marks historic momentThe Star
For coverage of D.C. United’s match Sunday against the New England Revolution, Fox Sports has assigned a former U.S. national soccer team defender to handle analysis and a one-time college player with years of sports broadcasting experience to do the play-by-play. The sideline reporter has worked MLS games since 2005.

My experience at the 2018 Canadian Championship finalWaking the Red
On Wednesday night Toronto FC “three-peated” as Canadian Championship winners, lifting the Voyageurs Cup for a seventh time, and I was lucky enough to be in the stands to take it all in. Here’s how my day went.

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UBC drops exhibition to visitorsUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds came back from a two-goal deficit but ultimately fell 3-2 at home to the Western Washington Vikings Thursday afternoon at the Rashpal Dhillon Oval in Vancouver.

UBC women’s soccer 2018: ‘Birds tackle challenging early slate of NCAA foes in search of the new identityVarsity Letters
Thursday’s home non-conference opener for the UBC Thunderbirds may have ended in a 3-2 loss at the hands of a Western Washington Vikings team currently sitting at No. 5 in NCAA Div. 2 rankings. Yet to fully understand just how the 2018 ‘Birds are coming together under third-year head coach Jesse Symons, it’s important to note that UBC was playing not only its fourth match in seven days, but that the first three came stateside against an exclusive diet of NCAA Div. 1 teams.

Heat make final tune up for Canada West seasonKelowna Capital News
UBC Okanagan will host a pair of exhibition games this weekend at Nonis Field.

T-wolves escape smoky air for Victoria campPrince George Citizen
The fact the UNBC Timberwolves women’s soccer team has set up shop in the B.C. capital home for a nine-day training camp they kicked off Monday was a stroke of fortuitous planning for Neil Sedgwick’s young squad.

Fifth year defender Amy Gartke (Edmonton) scored the lone goal in the 57th minute to help the Trinity Western women’s soccer team edge the Concordia University Cavaliers 1-0 Thursday night at Tuominen Yard in Portland, Oregon. With the win the Spartans improve their preseason record to an unblemished 3-0.

‘Caps crossing the Salish Sea on Monday for seventh annual Hope and HealthWhitecaps FC
The seventh annual Hope and Health will take place on August 20 at Merle Logan Turf Field in Nanaimo. This impressive lineup will run Vancouver Island-based Indigenous children and youth through a day of soccer skills, drills and games.

#RespectAll – Join Us!BCSA
It is important to BC Soccer that everyone involved in soccer is participating in an open, inclusive, and safe environment that is free from harassment and inappropriate behaviour; exactly what BC Soccer’s #RespectAll initiative is designed to highlight!

Soccer Opportunities in BC BCSA
BC Soccer Association & a number of clubs have job and volunteer opportunities available for the upcoming season. Find the latest ones here.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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.

Call for interest for 2018 TD Diploma course BCSA
Based on the level of interest, BC Soccer is planning to host a 2-day Technical Director’s course in late November or early December of 2018 (dates and location TBA). If you are interested in this course, please let BC Soccer know so they can update you.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.

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.


Ottawa born-and-raised Jonathan David makes hot start to soccer career in Belgium Ottawa Life
Alphonso Davies has been the young Canadian soccer star with all the buzz since signing for Bayern Munich for an MLS record transfer fee of $13.5 million USD, which can possibly balloon to $22 million USD. Davies will head over to Germany in January after he finishes the current MLS season with the Vancouver Whitecaps, but there is another young Canadian soccer star already scoring goals in Europe, who happens to be Ottawa born-and-raised. His name is Jonathan David.

Whitecaps FC launch Moose Jaw AcademyWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have partnered with the Moose Jaw Soccer Association to launch an official Whitecaps FC Academy Centre in the Saskatchewan city. Both boys and girls from U-8 to U-18 will have the opportunity to participate in the program with limited spots available.

Valley looking to upend Dunbrack women, Western Halifax looking for men’s three-peatChronicle Herald
The juggernaut that is the Halifax Dunbrack women’s premiership doesn’t intimidate Cameron McGill and the Valley United.

New UPEI striker has ‘an eye for the goal’PEI Guardian
The head coach of the UPEI women’s soccer Panthers knows he has a big hole to fill this year. Forward Sarah MacVarish has departed Graeme MacDonald’s squad to enter the architecture program at Dalhousie University. MacDonald thinks he’s got the answer — P.E.I. striker Maddie Hurley.

Eric Lindros keeps pushing as local concussion research get $3M boostLondon Free Press
Western University announced $3.125 million in funding will be going to researchers at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry for research into concussions.


Foxes Focused for ‘Must-Win Game’USL
Fresno returns home to host hot Saint Louis side needing strong final effort.

Eastern Conf. Notes – ‘No Secrets’ as Nashville, Louisville Meet AgainUSL
Fury FC expecting difficult test from Indy; Kirk ready to step in for Hounds.


Chicago heads to Portland in NWSL Week 21 game of the weekFansided
With four NWSL games to be played on the weekend, here is a preview of Week 21 action.

Seattle Reign FC will remain at Memorial Stadium for 2019 NWSL season Sounder at Heart
Even before a kick-off happened this season, we knew the team was on borrowed time with Memorial Stadium, their home since 2014.

Women’s Champions League round of 32 drawUEFA
Holders Lyon face Norway’s Avaldsnes, Manchester City take on Atlético and debutants Juventus meet Brøndby in September’s ties.

U20 World Cup: England women beat Netherlands to reach semi-finals in FranceBBC Sport
England women reached the Under-20 World Cup semi-finals for the first time by beating the Netherlands 2-1 in Vannes, France.

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018: France exact revenge, Spain dream onFIFA
Two of the spots in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 semi-finals have now been filled, with Spain the first to reach the last four after a narrow victory over Nigeria.

WNL League Cup Final details confirmedIrish WNL
WNL Champions Wexford Youths are set to host Peamount United at Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday, September 15th, with kick-off at 4pm.

#SBSSWPL 2018 PreviewScottish WPL
It’s bottom hosting top for an Edinburgh Derby at Ainslie Park, the usual home for both teams.

S. Korea defeat Chinese Taipei 2-1 to start women’s football competitionKorea Herald
South Korea beat Chinese Taipei 2-1 in their women’s football opening match at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on Thursday.

Pac-12 Women’s Soccer is Back on the Pitch for the 2018 SeasonPac-12
Four Pac-12 are schools ranked in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll, tied for the second-most of any conference. Defending NCAA Champion STANFORD and runner-up UCLA snagged the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively. USC grabbed a spot in the top 15 at No. 12 while WASHINGTON STATE landed at No. 21, marking the first time since 2010 the Cougars entered the season ranked.

Six NCAA teams to watch this seasonThe Equalizer
The 2018 NCAA season is about to be upon us, so to preview the season, we brought you six teams—three that are highly touted and three that are maybe lesser known—to keep an eye on in 2018.

Manchester United mark return to women’s football with a new Liverpool rivalryBBC Sport
United will operate in the FA Women’s Championship this season, a division below Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal, but they will get their first chance to test themselves against the Merseysiders on Sunday in the Continental Cup.


The 2018/19 Guide to Soccer on TV in Canada (and online) BC Soccer Web
Finding your match on TV or online in Canada has become more difficult in recent years. BC Soccer Web has got you covered! We’ve made our way through the web of cable channels and online services available so you can watch the matches you want.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Can Juventus star restore Serie A to its former glory?BBC Sport
Serie A can never be reduced to a one-man show and it simply cannot be all about Cristiano Ronaldo. Nevertheless, it is hard to understate the impact his arrival at Juventus has had on the league before a ball has even been kicked.

Serie A season preview: Juve looks unstoppable with RonaldoSportsnet
With a new Serie A season set to kick off this week, Sportsnet takes a look at the players, teams and stories to watch in Italy’s top division in 2018-19.

Joel Campbell: Arsenal forward joins Serie A newcomers FrosinoneBBC Sport
Arsenal forward Joel Campbell has joined Serie A newcomers Frosinone on a permanent deal.

Top Premier League storylines for Week 2NBC Sports
Week 2 of the Premier League season brings another gigantic match-up, with Arsenal following up its visit from Manchester City by traveling across London to face lively foe Chelsea.

Lucas Torreira, the man from Fray Bentos, can beef up Arsenal’s midfieldThe Guardian
The Uruguayan caught the eye in the World Cup. Now the Gunners hope he will do the same for them.

European Weekend Preview: Arsenal faces Chelsea, La Liga begins, and moreSBI
The English Premier League rolls on this weekend with a London Derby taking place between two of England’s historic clubs. However, both Arsenal and Chelsea are coming into this weekend’s showdown off opposite results as they square off at Stamford Bridge.

Man City midfielder De Bruyne out for 3 months with injuryWashington Post
Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne was ruled out for about three months on Friday with a knee injury, dealing the Premier League champions an early setback for the new season.

Carabao Cup second-round draw: Joey Barton’s Fleetwood to visit LeicesterThe Guardian
Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham will visit League One AFC Wimbledon, while Rafael Benítez’s Newcastle will travel to Nottingham Forest of the Championship.

Cavani again absent as PSG go to GuingampLigue 1
Edinson Cavani leads the list of players still missing from Thomas Tuchel’s squad as reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain go to Brittany to face EA Guingamp on Saturday afternoon.

Bordeaux suspends coach Gus Poyet after fiery rantSportsnet
French club Bordeaux has suspended coach Gus Poyet for one week after he accused management of selling a player without telling him.

Europa wrap: Burnley wins in extra timeNBC Sports
Burnley left it very late but send the Turf Moor crowd home elated, earning a berth against Olympiacos in the Europa League’s playoff round.

UEFA Europa League play-off ties confirmedUEFA
The lineup for the UEFA Europa League play-offs has been finalised after the third qualifying round concluded on Tuesday.

Liga MX W2W4: Veracruz drama cure for crisis-ridden Chivas?ESPN
If one Liga MX club earned more ridiculousness points in the headlines stakes than Chivas’ sponsor-filled news conference this week, it was Veracruz, with Guillermo Vazquez resigning and the lid being lifted on the “double contracts” that exist at the club.

Bento appointed Korea Republic coachFIFA
Korea Republic have named former Portugal boss Paulo Bento as their new coach, taking the reins from Shin Taeyong who led them at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Lowy to walk away from FFASBS
Steven Lowy will walk away from Australian football, confirming he will not renominate himself for chairman of Football Federation Australia.

Ghana crisis: FIFA and government agree normalisation committee to run GFAInside World Football
Authorities in Ghana finally appear to have backed down in their determination to snub a FIFA directive ordering them to stop interfering in football or risk a global ban.

Atletico Madrid fined over third partiesFootball Espana
Atletico Madrid have been fined €46,200 by football’s world governing body FIFA due to ‘third party influence’ on transfer-related matters.

La Liga games on United States soil? Not so fastYahoo Sports
Despite Thursday’s joint announcement by Spain’s vaunted first division – the home to global juggernauts Barcelona and Real Madrid and perhaps the best domestic soccer league in the world – and Relevent Sports, its North American marketing partner, that La Liga “plans” to play at least one official match in the U.S. or Canada every season for the next 15 years, it’s highly unlikely to happen, according to multiple sources. “There’s no chance in hell,” one source told Yahoo Sports.

Players’ Association fumes at LaLiga’s groundbreaking US plansYahoo Sports
The Association of Spanish Footballers has criticised LaLiga’s deal with a multinational media, sports and entertainment company that is set to see top-flight games hosted in the United States.

La Liga ‘did not consult’ clubs on USFootball Espana
Real Valladolid president Carlos Suarez has explained Spanish clubs were not told by La Liga that games will be played abroad.

All or Nothing: Five things we’ve learned from Man City documentary BBC Sport
Manchester City’s £10m documentary All or Nothing has been released, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the champions’ record-breaking 2017-18 Premier League season. (Available on Amazon Prime)

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