BC Soccer News, Weekend, August 30-September 2, 2019




SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019, 7:00 PM PT



Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. New York City FC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
New York City FC can possibly move atop the Eastern Conference and claim a fourth consecutive win, while the Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to bounce back from consecutive losses when the teams meet at BC Place Saturday night.

Dos Santos: VAR sucking the joy out of soccerThe Province
The pivotal moment in Wednesday night’s Vancouver Whitecaps-Montreal Impact game was decided on a small TV screen on the sidelines at Stade Saputo.

Whitecaps FC announce partnership with world’s leading football recruiting firm Nolan PartnersWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday that the club has hired Nolan Partners, the world’s leading sports executive search firm, to partner on the worldwide search for a sporting director.

MLS W2W4: Philly faces Atlanta in crunch East match; Portland needing playoff pushESPN
Philadelphia hosts cup winners Atlanta in a big Eastern Conference clash, while Minnesota United will try to get over its U.S. Open Cup final loss with a visit to LAFC, plus Portland seeks a rebound from its rivalry loss to Seattle.

MLS Playoffs: Breaking down the Eastern Conference outlook in 2019MLS
We’re approaching the homestretch of the 2019 MLS regular season, culminating in Decision Day. With less than two months left in the season slate, let’s take a look at the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs prospects among the Eastern Conference teams:

Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley unhappy at having to choose between club and countryDelta Optimist
Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley isn’t happy about having to choose between club and country. And he tore a strip off Major League Soccer on Thursday, saying the league needs to respect FIFA’s international dates.

Jans: FC Cincinnati ‘similar to my first job’SBI
Newly-installed FC Cincinnati head coach Ron Jans has gone winless in his first three outings with the struggling expansion side, and he’s the third man in charge during the 2019 campaign.

MLS Cup moves further up the dial with network return on ABC Inside World Football
The MLS Cup final will return to a national American network in 2019 with ABC airing the November 10 showpiece match in the US domestic calendar.

Tim Howard feels minorities are underrepresented in American soccerYahoo
The end is now in sight for Tim Howard, the United States men’s national team legend and current Colorado Rapids goalkeeper, who announced in January that this season would mark the end of his sterling 21-year career.

How Chris Wondolowski went from DII to the MLS record bookNCAA
It was a journey that started all the way back in little Chico, Calif., when he was a key figure in Chico State’s lone run to the national championship match in 2003. So, how did this Cali boy from DII rise to the top of the MLS world?








Purple Reign Podcast: Triumph Over Valour and FIFA eWorld Cup Champion Comes to PacificNorthern Starting XI
Welcome to the 11th episode of The Purple Reign Podcast! This episode marks the triumphant return of our co-host Xav. We had plenty of talking points to go over this week.

WolfPack men’s soccer look to live up to pre-season expectationsCFJC
Following an ambitious pre-season schedule, the men’s soccer team from TRU kicks into an even higher gear this weekend with the start of the Canada West league season.

‘Captain’ joins the Cavalry: Former UNBC soccer star debuts in Canadian Premier LeaguePrince George Matters
A UNBC Timberwolves’ superstar that lit up the Prince George pitch has made it to the nation’s highest level of professional soccer.

WolfPack women finish soccer pre-season with victoryKamloops This Week
The TRU WolfPack women’s soccer team wrapped pre-season play with a 5-3 victory over the UBC Okanagan Heat in Kelowna on Wednesday.

T-wolves hosting Cascades on home turfPrince George Citizen
Don’t let the Fraser Valley Cascades’ record fool you. Despite two losses to open the U Sports Canada West men’s soccer season, the Cascades are as dangerous as the precipice of Niagara Falls.

Men’s soccer Panthers add offensive weapon from British ColumbiaPEI Guardian
Nathan Chow has come across the country to play soccer. The 18-year-old Campbell River, B.C., native has been practising with the UPEI Panthers since training camp began earlier this month. He plays his first home game Friday as part of the Mulligan Cup pre-season tournament.

BC Soccer Web’s 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on TV and Online in CanadaBC Soccer Web
In our 2019-20 Guide to Soccer on Canadian TV, we do our best to sort through the leagues, service options and hardware needed to help you get the most out of your soccer weekends this season. The TV situation is constantly changing as leagues are added and Canadian broadcast rights are sorted out at the last moment, so come back for updates! (Editor’s Note: On August 20, DAZN dropped access to La Liga and Ligue 1 through it’s link to beIN Sports. Find out about this and more in our latest update.)

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
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Forge FC ousted from CONCACAF League Round of 16 after loss to OlimpiaDelta Optimist
The Canadian Premier League team was dropped 4-1 on Thursday by Club Deportivo Olimpia in the second leg of their matchup.

Cracks in the armour? Five reasons Cavalry FC has lost its MojoAFTN
It was an uncharacteristically poor August for Cavalry FC, as the Canadian Premier League’s spring season champions won just one of their seven fixtures throughout the month.

Herdman admits to “shock and frustration” at new CONCACAF World Cup qualifying criteriaAFTN
This year’s Gold Cup promised so much for the Canadian national team, but delivered another disappointment on the international stage.

It’s déjà vu for the Double Blues in N.L. senior men’s soccer championshipThe Telegram
Like last year, Feildians facing Holy Cross in 1-2 game in Challenge Cup playoff tourney; Laurentians, Strikers tangle in 3-4 matchup today in St. Lawrence.

Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden beat FCE ‘all-stars’ in friendlyCanPL
FC Edmonton coach Jeff Paulus gave maybe the least inspiring team talk of his career on Thursday night at Clarke Field. “These guys you’re playing against, they’re 65 years old. They’ve done years of booze and partying. You can’t lose to them,” Paulus told his players.


Win over Riverhounds would give Fury FC momentum in playoff spot chaseOttawa Citizen
Ottawa Fury FC will have a big opportunity to gain ground on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Friday night at TD Place.

Louisville City FC riding win streak into playoff-positioning game with Indy ElevenCourier-Journal
After defeating North Carolina FC 1-0 last week, Louisville City FC finds itself on a four-game win streak heading into its Friday night matchup with Indy Eleven.


Lucy Bronze: humble, relentless and now the best player in EuropeInside World Football
England’s Lucy Bronze, winner of the Uefa women’s player of the year award, has added technique to her work rate to stand head and shoulders above her peers.

USWNT earn victory, see record crowd and bring back Casey ShortThe Equalizer
It almost feels like ages since the last Victory Tour.

Orlando Pride-Washington Spirit Match Postponed Due To Hurricane DorianNWSL
In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian making landfall on Florida in the coming days, the National Women’s Soccer League match between the Orlando Pride and the Washington Spirit has been postponed.

Orlando Pride Waives Forward Chioma UbogaguOrlando City SC
Orlando Pride has waived forward Chioma Ubogagu, the Club announced today. Ubogagu will be leaving the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) to pursue a playing opportunity in Europe.

Andonovski, Long weigh in on Reign FC struggles, injuriesPro Soccer USA
After Reign FC’s 1-0 loss to the North Carolina Courage last Saturday, veteran midfielder Allie Long called this season one that she’s “never experienced before.”

Carli Lloyd’s road to the NFL will be tough. She should still try.Yahoo Sports
The NFL is a juggernaut, an unrelenting force in American life on the level of Facebook, Amazon and Marvel movies. And like all other unrelenting forces, it’s in dire need of some honest good publicity.

NCAA Women’s soccer round up: No. 4 UCLA topples No. 1 Florida StateNCAA
Powered by the grit and elusiveness of Jessie Fleming, No. 4 UCLA took down defending national champion No. 1 Florida State, 2-1, Thursday night.


European football weekend: what to watch in the main leaguesMalta Independent
It’s only the second round of Serie A and already there are two high-profile matches.

Champions League draw: Barca, Dortmund and Inter set for battle of the giantsInside World Football
Whilst there wasn’t quite a Group of Death in terms of four equally dangerous teams when the draw was made for this season’s Champions League, Group F came as close as it comes with Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and a new-look Inter Milan, boosted by the arrival of new manager Antonio Conte, looking particularly mouth-watering.

Rematch: Boca to meet River in Copa LibertadoresNBC Sports
The best rivalry in all of South American soccer will be coming to the Copa Libertadores for the second-straight year.

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixturesFour Four Two
Premier League sides head into game week four looking to enter the international break on a high.

Can Sainté end 40 years of hurt in Marseille?Ligue 1
August 10, 1979 was the day Michael Jackson released Off the Wall. That same day, Saint-Etienne won 5-3 away to Olympique de Marseille but, remarkably, they have not won at the Vélodrome in the 40 years since.

Europa League group stage draw completeNBC Sports
The Europa League group stage draw has given tougher tasks for Arsenal and Wolves than Manchester United.

Uefa agrees deal with clubs to cap prices for away fans in European competitionThe Guardian
Uefa has agreed a compromise deal with the continent’s top clubs to cap ticket prices for away fans in the Champions League and Europa League this season, PA understands.

Bayern grooms former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn as future CEOYahoo Sports
Bayern Munich is grooming former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn to be its future chairman and CEO.

Bury expelled from EFL: Shakers threaten league with legal actionBBC Sport
In a club statement issued on Thursday, Bury confirmed the EFL would not be rescinding its decision to expel the club – despite the Shakers saying a £7m takeover bid had been submitted prior to Tuesday’s second deadline.

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