BC Soccer News, Weekend, August 2-5, 2019



SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019, 5:00 PM



Match Preview: FC Cincinnati v Vancouver Whitecaps – Clash of the Titans!AFTN
At last, the Whitecaps’ long, arduous losing streak is over. After five straight losses in MLS play – including a few hellacious thumpings – the ‘Caps clawed out a point at Allianz Field in Minnesota, holding the Loons to a 0-0 draw. The next goal is to win a match, as the ‘Caps winless run has now stretched to ten games in all competitions.

Expansion ‘cousins’ Whitecaps, Cincinnati share close bonds, recordsEdmonton Journal
When Major League Soccer rosters were finalized March 1, the running joke was FC Cincinnati would be “Vancouver Whitecaps 2” for all the connections between the two clubs.

FC Cincinnati looks for home win vs. WhitecapsCincinnati Soccer Talk
FC Cincinnati returns home on Saturday to Nippert Stadium. The Orange and Blue will face the Vancouver Whitecaps at 5 p.m. PT

Whitecaps FC and winger Lucas Venuto mutually agree to part waysWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday that the club and winger Lucas Venuto have agreed to a mutual contract termination.

Whitecaps FC transfer goalkeeper Chituru Odunze to Leicester City FCWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday that the club has signed Development Squad goalkeeper Chituru Odunze to an MLS contract and transferred him to English Premier League club Leicester City FC. The agreement includes performance bonuses and Whitecaps FC will retain a percentage of any future transfer fees. Odunze has joined the Leicester City FC Academy for their preseason camp in Poland.

Meet Raegyn Hall: The man behind the ‘Caps Academy goalkeeper pipelineWhitecaps FC
Simply put, Raegyn Hall loves everything about goalkeeping. Working in the Whitecaps FC Academy System as the head goalkeeping coach for the club’s MLS Academy, this is an important quality to have.

How MDS and the Caps can try to build within MLS’s shifting recruitment profile.Between the Sticks
When looking around at the new faces of MLS, a shift is evident. While before, in what was affectionately named the MLS 2.0 era, teams tended to target high-priced ageing European DPs, driven on by the signing of David Beckham, this new MLS 3.0 era has completely changed the direction that teams have taken to find success.

MLS W2W4: Red-hot Revs take aim at LAFC; Toronto need Altidore firingESPN
Minnesota United will try to halt hard-charging Portland on Sunday on ESPN, and the red-hot New England Revolution host Western Conference leader LAFC, plus a crucial contest between the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC. Here’s what to watch for in MLS Week 22.

Ignacio Piatti’s return helps bolster Impact’s lineup for stretch runVancouver Sun
Along with newcomer Lassi Lappalainen, reconfigured attack paid dividends last week against the Eastern Conference leading Philadelphia Union.

Toronto FC-Red Bulls PreviewYahoo Sports
Looking for the answers to re-establish their dominance at home, the New York Red Bulls have a potential six-point belter Saturday night when they host Toronto FC.

Shaffelburg on soccer fast track with Toronto FCChronicle Herald
Nine months ago, Jacob Shaffelburg was playing high school soccer. Now he’s a starter for Toronto FC in the MLS.

DC United vs. Philadelphia Union | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
D.C. United host the Philadelphia Union in a top of the table Eastern Conference clash Sunday night at Audi Field.

MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Bradley, Ibrahimovic, Ledesma, FrankowskiMLS
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined four players following Week 21 of the 2019 MLS regular season.

FC Cincinnati Academy gets underwayFC Cincinnati
The moment might’ve only last two minutes, but it was long enough to feel significant.

For Tyson Wahl and Austin FC’s fledgling academy, the future starts nowMLS
Tyson Wahl, named the Austin FC academy’s general manager in January, is finally getting his opportunity to shape the future of the team.

Inter Miami ‘very close’ to naming coach — owner offers hints at who it might beMiami Herald
Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas told BBC News and other reporters at the Major League Soccer All-Star Game in Orlando on Wednesday that the team is “very close” to hiring a manager, and that it is “someone you’re going to know who has coached before at the highest level and who has played at the highest level.”

Timbers Army, Emerald City Supporters, Gorilla FC issue statement calling for MLS to rescind Iron Front banTimbers Army
Portland and Seattle supporter groups call on MLS to work with international experts on human rights to craft language in the fan code of conduct that reflects and supports radical inclusion and anti-discrimination.






Pacific FC hold Season Ticket TownhallPacific FC
Come down to Distrikt at The Strathcona for our first, exclusive Season Member event! Know a Pacific FC fan who isn’t a Season Member yet? Bring them out and show them what they are missing out on!

1 on 1: With Whitecaps Development Squad Head Coach Nick DasovicEighty-Six Forever
We sat down with former Whitecaps player, and current Development Squad Head Coach Nick Dasovic to catch up on how the Whitecaps young prospects are coming along, as well as the prospect of bringing back VWFC 2.

TWU Spartans soccer team opens preseason in EnglandBC Local News
Langley-based team will play U.K. counterparts and help run soccer camps.

Shuswap Merlot uncorks women’s soccer win over Vernon squadVernon Morning Star
Shuswap Merlot lifted a glass of red to celebrate a 3-2 North Okanagan Women’s Masters Soccer League win over Vernon’s Pleasant Valley Dental Clinic Controllers at Salmon Arm’s Blackburn Park.

Vernon Kal Tire FC blanks Kelowna rivals Vernon Morning Star
Kal Tire FC scored a 5-0 win over a resilient Interior Beverages squad in Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ Men’s Soccer League play Monday.

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
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.

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.


HIGHLIGHTS: Late goal gives Forge 1st leg advantage vs. AntiguaCanPL
Forge FC’s debut in North American continental competition ended in dramatic fashion, with the CPL’s entrant in the CONCACAF League taking down Guatemala champions Antigua FC 2-1 on Thursday at Tim Hortons Field by way of a last-gasp goal by David Choiniere, giving the Hamilton side an important advantage heading to the away leg in their preliminary round matchup.

Forge FC signs Canadian international defender David EdgarCanPL
Forge FC announced Friday the club has signed Canadian international defender David Edgar. The 32-year-old will be added to the roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

MLS: CanPL should not go untouchedMLS Multiplex
The Canadian Premier League has enjoyed a wonderful season in its existence with several quality players shining. MLS teams should not ignore it.

Kaye, Sinclair and Charron named players of the month by Canada Soccer Medicine Hat News
Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair and Samuel Charron have been named Canada Soccer’s players of the month for July.

Alberta Soccer seeks Provincial CoachesAlberta Soccer
Alberta Soccer is now accepting applications for coaching positions within the following provincial programs:

K-W Cameroonians promote community building through soccer tournamentCBC
A Kitchener soccer tournament for African teams will bring young players together from across the province for some friendly matches this weekend.


Fury looking for goals with BarryOttawa Sun
It might happen late in the first half. Or at the half. Or when the crowd starts chanting “we want Barry” loud enough for Ottawa Fury FC head coach Nikola Popovic to hear.

USL Championship Gameday Report: August 1, Week 22USL
Hartford Athletic broke a three-game winning streak with victory against Bethlehem Steel FC in Thursday’s action in the USL Championship.

Optimism Abound at USL Mid-Year MeetingsUSL
After two productive days, the 2019 USL Mid-Year Meetings concluded on Wednesday afternoon, and the sentiment among all of those on hand across league executives and leadership from clubs across the USL Championship and USL League One was one of positivity.


Houston Dash vs Reign FC match preview: Which team can push for the playoffs?Vavel
Houston and Reign FC are both on the outside looking in at the playoff race right now, but a win could vault either team into the top-4.

Kailen Sheridan grows as Sky Blue FC leader on, off fieldPro Soccer USA
In her third year at the club, the goalkeeper has been its best on-field performer and an advocate for her teammates off it.

Chicago Red Stars Sign Mackenzie ArnoldChicago Red Stars
The Chicago Red Stars announced the signing of goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold, the team announced today.

USWNT to conclude Victory Tour with pair of matches against South KoreaSBI
South Korea will be the U.S. Women’s National Team’s opponent for the final two matches of the 2019 Victory Tour.


Liverpool vs Manchester City: Why this season’s Community Shield matters far more than mostThe Independent
The Community Shield might not just launch the new season, but also serve as confirmation of the new top-table rivalry that runs the English game.

Arsenal breaks transfer record to sign Pepe from LilleSportsnet
Arsenal has broken its transfer record to sign winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille as the London club tries to return to the Champions League.

Sources: Man Utd agree record £80m Maguire feeESPN
Manchester United are set to sign Harry Maguire after reaching a breakthrough with Leicester on Friday morning, sources have told ESPN FC.

Barcelona flop Malcom set to complete €45m Zenit move as Fiorentina step up Rafinha interestSN
Zenit St Petersburg are set to announce the signing of Barcelona winger Malcom, after the two clubs agreed a fee believed to be in the region of €40 million (£36.5m/$44.5m), plus €5 million (£4.6m/$5.6m) in add-ons.

Dani Alves: Sao Paulo sign former PSG, Juventus and Barcelona defenderBBC Sport
Brazil captain and right-back Dani Alves has joined Sao Paulo on a free transfer.

Europa League: Wolves see off Crusaders to reach next qualifying roundNBC Sports
Wolverhampton Wanderers are through to the third qualifying round of the 2019-20 Europa League after seeing off Northern Irish side Crusaders, 4-1 on the day and 6-1 on aggregate, on Thursday.

Brazil and Argentina dominate Copa Liberatores but can they be stopped?ESPN
Leicester City’s incredible Premier League triumph in 2015-16 was a freak, an aberration, something that appeared impossible until it happened. However, if Leicester had won the FA Cup instead it would not have inspired anything like the same worldwide reaction. The logic is simple: the shorter the competition, the greater the chance of an upset.

UEFA Super Cup to feature all-female on-field officiating crewSN
Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to referee a major UEFA men’s match when she takes charge of the Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea.

FIFPRO warns of increasing player health dangers in packed match schedule Inside World Football
The health of elite footballers is being put at risk by an increasingly overcrowded international calendar that gives them no chance to recover in time, according to their global union, FIFPRO.

Premier League: Seven youngsters looking to break through this seasonBBC Sport
BBC Sport profiles seven players aged 20 or under looking to become household names.

Baxter resigns as South Africa head coachESPN
South Africa head coach Stuart Baxter resigned on Friday and said he felt the time was right to move on with a new cycle of Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers on the horizon.

Match-fixing: AFC bans four players for life for fixing AFC Cup gamesInside World Football
The Asian Football Confederation has banned four players for life for attempting to fix matches in the AFC Cup in 2017 and 2018.

Refugee-friendly German club forgoes sponsor for cause NBC Sports
The fourth-tier club is forgoing a main jersey sponsor for the coming season to carry the logo of Seebrucke (Sea-bridge), a group campaigning for safe routes for refugees to reach Europe.

Surviving Siberia: Introduction to FC Tyumen and PreseasonFutbolgrad
In January next year, I will have been living in Tyumen for a decade. By any measure, it is quite some time to be settled in a new country, and unsurprisingly an affection for Siberia and the vastly different way of life has grown. Wide-open parks, proper roads, affordable schools and a certain flexibility to rules are just a handful of factors in bedding my roots down so far from the UK – but arguably the strangest addiction I have is that for the local football team, FC Tyumen.

Hennes the goat, Cologne’s long-serving club mascot, retiresYahoo Sports
Long live Hennes the Eighth. Cologne’s popular club mascot, a 12-year-old goat, is stepping down after an 11-year reign due to health reasons.

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