Monday, May 27, 2019

Standings Roundup, May 27th 2019

This Week in Vancouver Island Soccer:

Canadian Premier League:
The CPL standings haven't moved much as there weren't many league games played. Cavalry FC remains undefeated at the top of the table with all 15 points from their 5 games played. (they also did well in the Voyageurs cup but we won't talk about that)

Pacific FC remains in the 4th slot with 5 points after 5 games, holding steady despite being 1 point behind the next slot up (Valour) and one slot above the next slot down (Edmonton). We might want to keep an eye on Edmonton, by the way, they've played 2 fewer games than most everyone else and they're right behind us.

USL League Two:
The Northwest Division saw intense action this week as the Victoria Highlanders climbed up to the 3rd slot, taking 7 points in their undefeated run of 3 games. Calgary Foothills remains in the first place position with 10 points after 4 games. The Highlanders have played the least so far, with most teams having played 4 matches and the Rovers having played 5.

The Portland Timbers U-23s are limping through the season with four losses after four games, only having scored once while allowing 14 goals in. Our Juan de Fuca Plate rivals, the TSS Rovers, aren't looking as tight defensively as they did last season with 2 losses, 1 draw and 2 wins after five games. I'm feeling very confident about our chances to bring the plate back home this year.

Women's Premier Soccer League:
In our West Region, Northwest Conference, Vancouver Island FC is now in 3rd place with 3 points after 2 games, defeating Seattle Sounders Women yesterday at the same time the Highlanders outplayed Seattle's U-23 men's team. The top 4 teams in the conference all have 3 points and are only separated by goal difference, which puts our team within striking distance of the top spot.

And now you're all caught up.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Pacific FC Opening Match Review - LSBTV

Have a pint with LSBTV host Ted Godwin and Lake Side Buoys Game Day Experience Coordinator, Ryan Arrowood as they chat about the first two league games Pacific FC has ever played.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Our Statement of Values

In preparation of drafting and releasing a membership Code of Conduct in the very near future, the Board of Directors has released the following statement of values for our supporters' group:

The Lake Side Buoys are supporters of local soccer and welcome all who cheer #FortheIsle. All supporters deserve respect.
We condemn speech or actions that are discriminatory including those that are racist, sexist, or homophobic.
Sometimes discrimination takes the form of harassment. Harassment means using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue, or humiliate. The uneasiness and resentment that it creates are not feelings that help us grow as a supporters group.
These things divide us as supporters and have no place in our game. The Lake Side Buoys policies and practices must reflect our commitment to the dignity, equality, and respect of all supporters.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Lake Side Buoys Tifo for Pacific FC Opening Day

The Lake Side Buoys set the bar pretty high for opening game day tifo in the Canadian Premier League. Here's a behind-the-scenes video on how they did it.