BC Soccer News, Weekend, July 26-28, 2019



SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019, 5:00 PM



With opportunity knocking, Dos Santos feels Whitecaps homegrowns “not ready” for first team footballAFTN
Playing time is all well and good, but if you’re playing, and losing, to the VMSL All-Star side one week, how much does that really prepare you for playing a MLS side? It surely can’t. These players need far more testing environments. Whether that is in the USL League One set up or in the newly proposed BC League One that is set to launch in 2020 or 2021, with BC Soccer coveting the ‘Caps to be a part of, remains to be seen.

Minnesota United FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Minnesota United look to stay hot and continue its ascent to the upper echelon of the Western Conference, while the Vancouver Whitecaps are hoping to end a losing streak that has reached five games when the sides collide at Allianz Field Saturday night.

Whitecaps wobbling after embarrassing knockout, fans throwing in towelThe Province
Vancouver is six-feet under — and 10 points out of a playoff berth — with 11 games left in the MLS season. And it’s the front office that deserves most of the blame for this mess.

Adrian Heath says Loons were ‘terrible’ in training, threatens cuts in playing timeTwin Cities
Adrian Heath was disgruntled after Thursday’s practice, and the Minnesota United coach threatened using one of his most important tools to try to correct what he saw. “If we train like we did (Thursday), it will be a long day on Saturday because we were terrible,” Heath said. “… Really poor training session, not focused, very slack with a lot of things that we did.”

Minnesota United find soccer oasis in year three of three year planMLS
It’s been quite the efficient summer for Minnesota United. Currently gliding on an eight-match unbeaten run, firing the club up the Western Conference standings into fourth place, the club wasted no time crossing off errands in the transfer market.

MLS W2W4: LAFC must get back on track vs. Atlanta, Manotas sets sights on sinking SeattleESPN
Los Angeles FC will try to get over last week’s “Zlataning” when they face reigning champs Atlanta United on Friday night on ESPN, while Houston’s magic man Mauro Manotas tries to continue Seattle’s misery and D.C. United welcome back a rested Wayne Rooney when they meet Chicago.

U.S. international Terrence Boyd’s days in Toronto appear numberedDelta Optimist
It appears striker Terrence Boyd’s days with Toronto FC are over.

TFC’s road to the 2020 Concacaf Champions League goes through Ottawa, again Toronto Sun
For the third straight season, Toronto FC will face Ottawa Fury FC in the Canadian Championship semifinals after the Fury tied the Halifax Wanderers 2-2 on Wednesday night to advance 5-4 on aggregate.

LAFC vs. Atlanta United: Three QuestionsAngels on Parade
Los Angeles Football Club will host Atlanta United for the first time on Friday night, a game hotly anticipated (and perhaps also nerves-inducing) on both sides. Before the big clash takes place, we caught up on what’s going on with Atlanta United with Sydney Hunte of SB Nation’s Atlanta United blog Dirty South Soccer. Many thanks to Sydney for taking the time to answer my questions!

MLS academies may be blueprint for developing talent in pro sportsYahoo Sports
Julian Araujo moved out of his childhood home after his sophomore year of high school. At 15, he wasn’t just another high school kid chasing the professional sports dream.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019, 5:00 PM



Prince George local recruit joins UNBC Timberwolves soccer for upcoming seasonPrince George Matters
The University of Northern British Columbia’s men’s soccer team is welcoming new local talent. Prince George’s Julian Daduica will be joining the team for the 2019-20 Canada West season.

WolfPack soccer players/alumni to get pro experienceCFJC
Five current or former members of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team are getting some semi-pro experience.

Job Opportunity: Dome and Referee AdministratorKYSA
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is currently seeking a part-time Dome and Referee Administrator. This position will be approximately 20 hours per week with no hours required in July and August, however requirements are subject to change per organizational needs.

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.

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.

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History maker Dominick Zator feeling “phenomenal” after clinching Canadian Championship win for Cavalry FCAFTN
Dominick Zator could be sitting as an accountant in an office somewhere today. Crunching numbers and perhaps thinking back to what might have been. He’d certainly be making more money than playing football in the Canadian Premier League. Instead he sits today as a history maker and a match winner after one of the most memorable nights in his fledgling footballing career.

PREVIEW: Valour FC vs. Cavalry FC – Match #47CanPL
After 27 long days, Valour FC will finally return to IG Field this weekend for a CPL Fall season clash with Spring champions Cavalry FC.

Cavalry FC giving fledgling CPL the credibility it needsCBC
The stampede is getting louder and stronger. The dust you see in the distance are the hooves charging out of Vancouver, back across the Rockies and straight into Canadian soccer history. Cavalry FC is doing it what it has done since day one. It is leading by example.

Weather has been Valour FC’s toughest foeWinnipeg Free Press
If Mother Nature is a soccer fan, clearly Valour FC is not her favourite club. Valour has played in some less-than-ideal weather conditions in its first two Canadian Premier League fall season matches.

PREVIEW: York9 FC vs. HFX Wanderers FC – Match #48CanPL
Hoping to rebound quickly from an exhausting Canadian Championship clash in Montreal on Wednesday, York9 FC returns home now to take on HFX Wanderers FC – themselves also recovering from a CanChamp defeat, to the Ottawa Fury.

PREVIEW: FC Edmonton vs. Forge FC – Match #49CanPL
Saturday’s slate of CPL games ends with two teams who are all too familiar with one another by now. FC Edmonton is back at Clarke Field to host Forge FC for the third meeting between the sides in just over a month.

Sk Summer Soccer Series: Vancouver Whitecaps FC prevails over SK Selects in penalty kicksStar-Phoenix
More chances. But no luck, as in no goals. While the Saskatchewan Selects generated a lot more offensively and enjoyed an advantage, possession-wise in regulation and extra time, it didn’t matter in the end of their friendly match Thursday night against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC under-23 developmental squad at SMF Field.

U of S Huskies add seven new men’s soccer recruitsStar-Phoenix
The U of S Huskies on Thursday unveiled their 2019 recruiting class, six of whom are homegrown products.

Moose Jaw Soccer Association’s Partnership with Vancouver Whitecaps is Paying OffDiscover Moose Jaw
The partnership between the Moose Jaw Soccer Association and the Vancouver Whitecaps is beginning to bear fruits.

Walking soccer? Saskatoon soccer fest encourages people to get involved with variations on the beautiful gameCBC
Soccer Days in Saskatchewan is a celebration of the game — but it also wants to encourage people to try some different varities of soccer.

‘Pay what you can’ soccer camp promotes mental, gut healthYahoo Sports
A “pay what you can” soccer camp is giving children of all skill levels a chance to fall in love with a sport that, for some families, is simply out of the budget.

Beaudoin shines on world soccer stage Chronicle Herald
Halifax official worked key games at Women’s World Cup in France.


USL Championship Weekend Guide – Week 21USL
After the LA Galaxy II, New Mexico United, Orange County SC and Tacoma Defiance picked up much-needed victories on Wednesday, USL Championship action returns Friday for a busy weekend of 17 matches.

Nashville SC playing at Nissan Stadium Saturday is a preview for MLS franchiseLeaf Chronicle
Nashville’s new MLS soccer team will call Nissan Stadium home for its first two seasons and Nashville SC will give fans a taste for what that will be like Saturday night. The USL club will play Indy Eleven at 7 p.m. in the 70,000-seat venue. Nashville SC plays most of its home games at First Tennessee Park.

Saint Louis’ Vlastos Joins Professional RanksUSL
Saint Louis FC announced on Thursday it had signed midfielder Nikiphoros (Nichi) Vlastos to a professional contract for the remainder of the 2019 USL Championship season. The signing marks the club’s first professional contract signing of an Academy contract player.


Brazil go overseas to Sundhage to pick up national women’s team reinsInside World Football
Experienced Swedish coach Pia Sundhage will replace Vadao as the head coach of the Brazilian national women’s team, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) announced.

Women’s Continental League Cup: Manchester rivals to meet in group stageBBC Sport
Manchester rivals City and United will meet in the group stages of the Women’s Continental League Cup competition.

Sunday’s #WU19EURO final: France v GermanyUEFA
France and Germany will meet for the third time in a Women’s U19 final in Paisley on Sunday.

How the Chicago Red Stars made the World Cup bump a realityThe Equalizer
As the big summer tournament has come and gone, discussion has raged as to the legitimacy of the World Cup Bump, the nebulous wave of support that comes from heightened awareness of women’s soccer and provides opportunities for clubs in the National Women’s Soccer League.

The 2019 Reign FC season, so farSounder at Heart
Players and head coach Vlatko Andonovski talk about the state of the team as they begin the second half of the season.

Schedule doesn’t slow down after World Cup win for Crystal DunnNewsday
It was two weeks to the day since Crystal Dunn had paraded in triumph through the streets of lower Manhattan, and here she was in Midtown on a garden terrace at 30 Rockefeller Plaza talking about . . . the Olympics? Such is life as a player for the U.S. Women’s National Team in soccer, where the schedule places the two biggest events on the international calendar in back-to-back years.

Rapinoe’s wide-ranging book to be published next yearNBC Sports
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has scored again, this time with a book deal.

USA’s World Cup stars return to big crowds – but will it last?Yahoo Sports
Wednesday’s match had been over for 20 minutes when hundreds of girls, holding posters and T-shirts and patiently standing at a rail that separated the bleachers from the pitch, spotted their favorite player and began to shout as one: Car-li! Car-li! Car-li! Car-li!


Özil and Kolasinac to train at Arsenal as normal after robbery dramaThe Guardian
Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac are to train with the Arsenal first-team squad on Friday with the pair showing no ill effects having been attacked by two men wielding knives near the full-back’s home in London’s Childs Hill 24 hours earlier.

Arsenal sign French starlet William SalibaNBC Sports
Despite a slow summer transfer window, Arsenal have landed a center-back for the future.

Everton unveil designs for £500m dockland stadiumInside World Football
Everton have unveiled designs for their new £500 million stadium to be built on semi-abandoned dockland in north Liverpool. The clubs the new stadium will deliver a huge economic benefit to the city, regenerating a part of Liverpool.

Old Friends and Family Recipes Fuel a Real Madrid ProdigyNY Times
The teenage forward Vinícius Júnior has kept his native Brazil close, and his life as simple as he can, while he makes his way in Spain.

Daniele De Rossi completes move to Boca Juniors after 18 years at RomaThe Guardian
Boca Juniors have confirmed the signing of Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who has left Roma after 18 years at the club and joins the Argentinian side on a free transfer. At 36, many suspected the midfielder would retire as a one-club man when Roma did not renew his contract this summer. But rumours began to fly in May when at a press conference he said: “I still want to play football, it would be unjust to me if I decide to stop now.”

Vermaelen signs for Japanese side Vissel KobeYahoo Sports
Belgian international defender Thomas Vermaelen has become the latest high profile player to move to Japanese team Vissel Kobe, according to a report in the Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws.

Europa League: Wolves’ qualifying quest starts with home winNBC Sports
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2019-20 campaign is officially underway after kicking off their Europa League qualification quest with a 2-0 victory over Northern Irish side Crusaders at Molineux Stadium on Thursday.

Former Wolves manager Sammy Chapman diesFour Four Two
Former Wolves manager Sammy Chapman has passed away at the age of 81. The Northern Irishman spent two spells in charge of the club in the 1980s.

Fifa Club World Cup: Liverpool to play on 18 and 21 DecemberBBC Sport
Liverpool could play 10 games in 29 days over Christmas after the Fifa Club World Cup dates were confirmed.

Belarus reach first Beach Soccer World CupFIFA
Belarus have become the first European side to qualify for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019. The Belarusians reached their first global finals by locking up a top-two finish in Group 1 at the European qualifiers in Moscow.

EU takes steps to crack down on football’s money launderersInside World Football
Football has been added to the EU’s watchlist of money-laundering risks. “Professional football’s complex organisation and lack of transparency have created fertile ground for the use of illegal resources,” the European Commission said in a statement. “Questionable sums of money with no apparent or explicable financial return or gain are being invested in the sport.”

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