BC Soccer News, Weekend, August 24-26, 2018




SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018, 7:00 pm



Episode 293 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Tremors – San Jose v Vancouver preview show)AFTN
It feels that the plates are moving in Whitecaps land. Tremors are being felt. The big one is coming. Amongst it all, the ‘Caps are still fighting for a playoff place.

Whitecaps say scoring prowess means nothing if they miss the playoffsThe Province
The Vancouver Whitecaps are scoring at a prodigious and unprecedented rate — but they’re also giving them up in record numbers.

Javier Aguirre recalls Ali Ghazal to his first Egypt squadBBC Sport
Javier Aguirre has recalled Ali Ghazal, who plays for Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS, after a four-year absence to his first squad as coach of Egypt.

VIDEO: A hilarious interview with Cabbie about Alphonso DaviesWhitecaps FC
TSN’s Cabbie Richards shares his thoughts on Alphonso Davies.

A derby with playoff implicationsMontreal Impact
Is there anything better than the rivalry between Toronto and Montreal? This rivalry extends beyond the realm of sports, but it becomes particularly intense when it takes its form in the beautiful game.

Impact won’t have to face TFC’s Jozy Altidore in crucial road matchMontreal Gazette
“Jozy has always been a thorn in our side, and we’re certainly not upset that he can’t play,” Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush says.

TFC making no excuses despite ‘harsh’ Altidore suspensionSportsnet
No excuse to lose. That’s the message from Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney in the aftermath of star forward Jozy Altidore being suspended for Saturday night’s crucial home game against the Montreal Impact.

Texas Derby between FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo ends in another 1-1 draw Pro Soccer USA
The Texas Derby did not disappoint, as the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas played to 1-1 draw Thursday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Columbus Crew SC extends Chicago Fire winless run to nine games with late Hansen goalESPN
Niko Hansen scored in the 87th minute to give the Columbus Crew SC a 1-1 draw with Chicago at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., on Thursday to extend the Fire’s winless streak to nine games.

MLS Week 26: A Look AheadSBI
Major League Soccer’s best rivalries take center stage in Week 26, as almost every match has some type of hostile background.

The Tale of the Cascadia Cup: As told throughout historyMLS Soccer
When it comes to the Cascadia Cup, its soccer history are stories oft-told.

Chicago Fire split points in 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew SC Chicago Fire
The Chicago Fire (6-15-6, 24 pts.) and Columbus Crew SC (11-8-7, 40 pts.) traded a pair of second half goals in a 1-1 draw on Thursday evening at Toyota Park.

Toronto FC remove Inebriatti’s supporters group status after Ottawa incidentWaking the Red
Toronto FC’s most controversial supporters group saw its status as an official Toronto FC support group terminated today. As a result, the Inebriatti will lose all supporter group privileges.

La Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I’ll only play on turf in MLS playoffsESPN
LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will only take a risk playing on artificial turf when it is “life or death.”

Tata Martino: ‘The World Cup final was played before 78,000 … that day Atlanta had 73,000’The Guardian
The Atlanta United coach has managed Argentina and Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. But he has relished the opportunity of a blank canvas in MLS.

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Royals chart sure course to nationalsNew West Record
They knowtheir future, but the Douglas College women’s Royals soccer team want to cinch their destiny.

MSOC: Victoria, UNBC games in Prince George postponedCanada West
Due to continued air quality concerns in Prince George, B.C., this weekend’s Canada West men’s soccer regular season games between the Victoria Vikes and UNBC Timberwolves have been postponed.

MSOC: Saturday games at Thompson Rivers and UBC Okanagan postponedCanada West
Saturday games scheduled to be played in Kamloops and Kelowna have been postponed. Sunday games in both cities remain scheduled, with further postponement possible depending on air quality.

SEASON PREVIEW: Cascades men’s soccer looks to channel youthful enthusiasm, return to playoffs UFV Cascades
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team will get to kick off the Canada West regular season at some point; when that will happen, exactly, is literally up in the air.

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.


We want our country to connect around this teamCSA
Get ready, Canada. “It’s a great time and this is a talented group: it’s a period of our time that every match matters.” Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach John Herdman has a message for fans as Canada embarks on the road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar: “we want our country to connect around this team.”

Carolyn’s College Corner Week 2Maple Leaf Forever
I’d like to start this article with some important insight or analysis every week, but it has been one week, not a ton has happened, and I didn’t really have any ideas. So instead we’re going to start with The Multitude of Ways in Which College Soccer Was Kind Of A Mess This Week.

Servus Youth Tier 1 to Nationals Provincial ChampionshipsAlberta Soccer
Top ranking teams from across Alberta will meet in Edmonton for the Servus Youth Tier I and Tier I to Nationals Competitions this weekend.

Parents of teen killed by soccer net reach settlement with Town of NapaneeGlobal
15-year-old Garrett Mills was killed instantly when an unanchored soccer goalpost fell and struck him on the head.


Reno 1868 FC Acquires Will Seymore on Loan From CincinnatiKTVN
Reno 1868 FC has acquired defensive midfielder Will Seymore on loan from FC Cincinnati.

Briggs Resigns as Monarchs Head CoachUSL
Real Monarchs SLC issued a statement regarding Head Coach Mark Briggs on Thursday evening.


Golden girl Nagano eyes ultimate prizeFIFA
After turning in a superb performance to help Japan beat England 2-0 on Monday, Fuka Nagano added yet another accolade to her growing collection, as the FIFA Technical Study Group named her its “Dare to Shine” Player of the Match. It was the second such award of her career; the Japanese midfielder having also collected one during the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016, when it was known by a different name.

Rose Lavelle’s comeback tour includes first women’s soccer match at Audi FieldWashington Post
In the spring of 2017, Rose Lavelle emerged as a breath of fresh air for a U.S. women’s national soccer team mired in a sense of staleness.

Not great, Bob! Sky Blue, Washington and the worst WoSo teams everThe Equalizer
Parity might be the defining characteristic of the National Women’s Soccer League. The evidence is there again this season, with seven teams carrying legitimate playoff hopes into the homestretch.

Damallsvenskan week 14 review: Rosengård reach double figures against KalmarVavel
Rosengård cut Piteå’s lead at the top down to one after a thumping win over Kalmar as the league leaders slipped up against Vittsjö as Göteborg moved within one after their own win over Djurgården. Elsewhere Kristianstad got back to winning ways against Växjö, Eskilstuna bested Hammarby and Linköping came out on top of a seven-goal game at home to LB07.

The changes that have brought Caitlin Foord back to the NWSLTimbers.com
“I’ve wanted to be in the NWSL these last two seasons.” It’s a month before Caitlin Foord will make her Portland Thorns FC debut. She’s been back with the team for nearly four weeks, though, completing the last phases of a recovery that’s delayed her North American return. The pop in January, during her last Australian W-League game of the season, had felt too familiar. She knew she’d be out for a while.

#SBSSWPL 2018 Preview – 26/08/18Scottish WPL
It’s a big game in Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 as second placed Hibernian host third placed Celtic.

A dozen NWSL players to represent U-23s at Nordic CupThe Equalizer
A dozen NWSL players and 10 more European based players have been called in to represent the United States U-23 national team at the Nordic Cup beginning August 29 in . Among the NWSL players are five who have been capped with the senior team. Notable are Dash keeper Jane Campbell, Sky Blue striker Savannah McCaskill, and Spirit midfielder Andi Sullivan. There is also one college player on the roster, Clemson defender Samantha Staab.

Megan Rapinoe’s Carr Fire fundraiser brings criticism of her national anthem demonstrationWashington Post
Megan Rapinoe’s goal was simple. She hoped to use her social media reach to raise money for victims of California’s Carr wildfire in her hometown of Redding. She might not have expected, though, that it would present her with the opportunity to again express her feelings about demonstrations by athletes during the national anthem.


European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leaguesTSN
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend.

Tottenham had £25m deadline-day swoop for Abraham rejected by ChelseaSN
Tottenham had a £25 million ($32m) move for Tammy Abraham rejected by Chelsea on deadline day, Goal understands.

Europa League: Sevilla and Zenit win, Celtic and Bordeaux held, Burnley fallsNBC Sports
The Europa League has reached its final qualifying round, and teams are vying for spots in the Group Stage. It’s still a massive group of teams that are vying for 21 spots among the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Marseille, Bayer Leverkusen, and others who are already confirmed among the groups.

Europa League: Burnley fan stabbed in Greece before Olympiakos gameBBC Sport
A Burnley fan was stabbed, and three others were injured, before the first leg of their Europa League play-off against Olympiakos in Greece.

Report: Liverpool rejects $2.5 billion ownership bidNBC Sports
According to reports in England, Liverpool has rebuffed a $2.5 billion takeover, one that would have potentially been a world record for a soccer club.

Steven Gerrard: Rangers boss ‘expects too much, too soon’BBC Sport
Manager Steven Gerrard says he maybe “expects too much, too soon” from his Rangers side. as they stand on the brink of the Europa League group stage.

Sergio Agüero embraces defending to erase Pep Guardiola’s doubtsThe Guardian
Argentinian’s strike rate is up there with the best but only now is Manchester City’s all-time top scorer convincing his manager he is the finished article

Reason for Tottenham’s stadium delay explainedNBC Sports
Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium at White Hart Lane will not open until late October at the earliest and the specific reasons for its delay are starting to trickle out.

Bundesliga preview: Alphonso Davies hoping to take Germany by stormSportsnet
All eyes will be on Bayern Munich as they attempt to win a record seventh consecutive Bundesliga title. But while the Bavarians are still the strongest team in Germany, there’s still hope – be it ever so faint – that their run could come to an end this season.

Stoke City imploding after 3-0 loss to WiganNBC Sports
Manager Gary Rowett laid out to the media details of a club that is eating itself alive from the inside out.

Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris charged with drunk drivingSportsnet
France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drunken driving in London.

Monaco braced for Bordeaux testLigue 1
AS Monaco take on a troubled Girondins de Bordeaux side on Sunday with the principality club seeking to step up their own momentum.

Charlton fans plan protests as situation at club continues to deteriorateFootball League Paper
While Charlton fans watched their side put in an impressive performance against table toppers Peterborough United last night, behind the scenes, the situation at the club appeared to be falling apart.

Buenos Aires 2018 Draw: What you need to knowFIFA
The time has come for the teams taking part in the men’s and women’s Youth Olympic Futsal Tournaments Buenos Aires 2018 to find out who they will be facing in the group phase.

Marin hit with 4-year jail term. Webb asks to postpone sentencing againInside World Football
In a landmark verdict six months after he was convicted for his role in the FifaGate scandal, Jose Maria Marin, the former president of Brazil’s football federation who to the last insisted he had done nothing wrong, has been sentenced to four years in jail.

Real Madrid dominate world as top searched team, Arsenal are second, Man Utd thirdInside World Football
Real Madrid are the most popular club worldwide based on search data, far outstripping their city rivals Athletic Madrid who were the second place Spanish team, and arch rivals Barcelona who were the third based.

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. League broadcast rights change hands, new online services pop up, and some leagues and channels vanish from our screens altogether. Fear not! 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.

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