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Saturday March 15
4:00pm and 6:00pm Willoughby Turf South, Langley
Sunday March 16
Renegades vs Surrey United Premier
6:00pm Windsor Secondary NV
Monday March 17
Lakehill Reds TeamSales vs Bays United
6:00pm Braefoot Turf, Saanich
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This Day in Football History
tuesday, march 11, 2014
Vancouver Whitecaps downplay first win - 24 Hours
As dominant and thrilling as the Vancouver Whitecaps season-opening performance was, let's not get too over the moon just yet. The club sure isn't. It's game one. There's 33 more to go.
the numbers: 'Caps see contributions from all over the
park in opening day win over New York - Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC kicked off their 2014 Major League Soccer season in style on Saturday, defeating Eastern Conference powerhouse New York Red Bulls by a score of 4-1. Striker Kenny Miller and newcomers Sebastian Fernandez and Pedro Morales stole the show, but the ‘Caps saw contributions from all over the park.
Vote Vancouver Whitecaps FC South American debutants for
MLS Goal of the Week - Whitecaps FC
The first week of the 2014 MLS regular season didn't disappoint for goals, but now comes the hard part. It's your turn to pick the best one. A rocket from Vancouver Whitecaps FC newcomer Sebastian Fernandez? Or a brilliant piece of skill from Nigel Reo-Coker finished superbly by 'Caps new Designated Player Pedro Morales?
Kekuta Manneh: 'Soccer has just one language' (When They
Were Children) - Soccer America
Kekuta Manneh grew up speaking three languages: Mandinka, Wolof and English. “I mainly speak Mandinka,” says the 19-year-old. “That’s my tribal language. A lot of my academy teammates and friends in my town speak Wolof, so I spoke Wolof with them. In school, the teachers teach in English.”
Whitecaps' Bustos thrilled having Morales as mentor
- The Province
Pedro Morales, the Whitecaps’ Chilean designated player, is still getting to know all his teammates, so it took him a few seconds Monday to understand a question about talented residency midfielder Marco Bustos. Then it clicked. “Ah, niño!” Morales, the former Málaga player, said of the Caps’ creative 17-year-old.
Jermain Defoe joins Toronto FC for practice - CBC
Jermain Defoe practiced with Toronto FC for the first time, and could start when the club opens its Major League Soccer season on Saturday in Seattle.
TFC Prepares For Big Test - Toronto FC
“If you didn’t get excited for this game something would be wrong.” With one sentence Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley coalesced the thoughts of his teammates ahead of Saturday’s season opener.
Jermain Defoe era begins for Toronto FC - Toronto
For a guy who is supposed to be recovering from an injury and hasn’t played in a few weeks, Jermain Defoe looked awfully good when he trained with Toronto FC for the first time on Monday.
Sigi Schmid on an artificial turf controversy -
Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen made an interesting comment to his local reporters Monday, indicating that he might not play some of his recovering stars Saturday due to the artificial turf at CenturyLink Field. “You’ve got not just an artificial field — it’s a bad artificial field,” Nelsen told reporters. Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid responded to that after Monday’s practice.
Marred by defensive woes, the Montreal Impact showed
offensive awareness - Mt. Royal Soccer
If there was a silver lining to find in the Montreal Impact's 3-2 loss to FC Dallas, it would be the two goals scored by the " Bleu, Blanc et Noir " at Toyota Stadium. Even if FC Dallas took advantage of a generous back line, the Impact was able to show offensive awareness to create chances and score goals.
MLS takes over trademark applications for Los Angeles SC
and Los Angeles F.C. - Goat Parade
Perhaps the rebrand proposals for Chivas USA aren't dead after all. Multiple tipsters have alerted me to the fact that Major League Soccer has recently taken over the trademark applications for the names and logos of Los Angeles SC and Los Angeles F.C., confirmed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Database.
Unfair labour practice alleged against MLS refs -
The organization that manages game officials for Major League Soccer has filed an unfair labour practice charge against the union it locked out, accusing the referees of attempting to intimidate replacements.
What MLS Commissioner Don Garber Learned By Working In
The NFL - Huffington Post
Before becoming the commissioner of Major League Soccer, Don Garber spent 16 years with the National Football League. Garber visited with HuffPost Live at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas on Monday and discussed what he was able to bring from the NFL to help the MLS grow.
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named Hamel new women's soccer coach
Simon Fraser University Senior Director of Athletics and Recreation Milton Richards has announced Annie Hamel as the Clan's new women's soccer head coach. "Annie has a great background and was the exact profile of what we were looking for in a women's soccer coach," said Richards.
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San Jose Earthquakes vow to "come out aggressive" vs.
Toluca - MLS
San Jose Earthquakes star Chris Wondolowski doesn’t have to look far to see the danger posed by CONCACAF Champions League top seed Toluca. “Pick a spot, they’re dangerous anywhere,” Wondolowski said Monday.
Quakes lead off quarterfinals against Mexican clubs
- Soccer America
San Jose Earthquakes-Toluca] Easing into the 2014 season isn't an option for San Jose, which on Tuesday kicks off a rough run of four games in 12 days after sitting out the opening weekend of league play. First up: Toluca, currently second in Mexico's Liga MX, in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals.
Cyprus Cup: Canada in 3rd-place game after loss to
England - CBC
Lianne Sanderson scored twice and England defeated Canada 2-0 Monday at the Cyprus Cup women's soccer tournament in Nicosia, Cyprus. England clinched first place in Group A with the win and moved on to the final. Canada fell to 2-1 and will play in the third-place match.
Canada WNT out of Cyprus Cup Final for first time -
All streaks come to an end at some point. For Canada’s Women’s National Team, the streak of reaching every Cyprus Cup final came to an end on Monday as two first half goals by England meant Canada will have to make-do with competing for fifth place.
England, France resume rivalry for gold - FIFA
A dramatic 89th-minute goal against the Netherlands sent France into the Cyprus Cup final, where they will resume a rivalry with England that has seen the two face off in several key clashes over the course of a decade.
Across the Pond: March 10, 2014 - RedNation
While there are continued spells of watching from the sidelines, overall there were some encouraging signs and performances that show Canada’s future could be improved. The players most have come to expect as the core of the CMNT, especially in England, are seeing limited minutes, but the younger players are earning playing time and putting in good performances.
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FIFA opens new phase of ticket sales for World Cup -
FIFA will open a new phase of ticket sales for the World Cup on Wednesday, with entrances available online on a first-come, first-serve basis. About 160,000 tickets will be available for all matches except the opener, the final and five others, including two group matches in Manaus, England vs. Italy and United States vs. Portugal.
Fans report series of problems at new World Cup stadium
in jungle city of Manaus - WFP
Fans attending the inaugural match at the new stadium in the jungle city of Manaus were not completely satisfied and reported a lot of unfinished work at the venue, which is set to host its first World Cup match in about three months.
Roofing structured damaged by crane collapse replaced at
WC stadium - WFP
Brazilian constructors say they have installed the giant roofing structure that collapsed after a crane failure at the stadium hosting the World Cup's opening match in three months.
US investment firm builds up stake in Manchester United
A U.S. investment firm has bought nearly a quarter of all the shares available to buy in New York-listed English soccer club Manchester United PLC.
Pardew banned for 7 matches after head-butt -
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been handed a seven-match ban by the English Football Association for head-butting an opposing player during a Premier League match.
Mexico investigates soccer team in Citigroup fraud case
Mexican authorities are investigating whether the owner of a Mexican oil services company that allegedly defrauded Citigroup used his professional soccer team to launder money.
Pumas vs. America: The battle of Mexico City -
When Pumas scored, the Estadio Azteca started raining. From the rafters of the famous stadium, Club America fans began hurling cups, trash and all manner of liquids through the crowd, furious that their cross-town rivals had just taken a 2-1 lead. As I wiped some unidentified substance from my brow, the old man next to me leaned in with some advice: “If it’s cold, it’s beer. If it’s warm, it’s piss.” Welcome to derby day in Mexico City.
Agents' commission should be regulated, says advisory
panel - Yahoo!
Players' agents receive too much commission on transfers and their fees should be regulated, a European soccer advisory panel said on Monday. The Professional Football Strategy Council (PFSC) also reiterated its concern over third party ownership of players and expressed disappointment at a recent decision not to change the so-called triple punishment rule.
monday, march 10, 2014
Whitecaps crush Red Bulls in first kick - Whitecaps
The Vancouver Whitecaps began to celebrate their 40th anniversary with their traditional opening day win at home. Last years Supporters Shield winners were made to look like fools by the Whitecaps on a rainy 8th of March.
Carl Robinson’s fresh talent will make the Vancouver
Whitecaps lineup hard to crack - The Province
Carl Robinson’s fresh talent will make the Whitecaps lineup hard to crack Coach Carl Robinson has infused this team with legitimate Latin American talent, and that was plain for everyone to see in a 4-1 beat-down of the New York Red Bulls at B.C. Place. But the knock-on effect of those additions might be worth as much as their contributions on game day.
Coach Robinson impressed with Whitecaps strong start
Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson was quick to dampen expectations for his new look team following Saturday's victory, but the rookie head coach couldn't have asked for a better start to his managerial career as his side showed the attacking qualities he wants to be the trademark of his club.
Whitecaps' Latin energy too much for NY Red Bulls, 4-1
- Vancouver Sun
Emilio Ekuba, a group sales specialist with the Vancouver Whitecaps, suddenly has become a more valuable employee with the Major League Soccer club. Whitecaps' Latin energy too much for New York Red Bulls, 4-1 His Spanish language translation skills could prove to be vital over the course of the 2014 season, judging by Saturday’s 4-1 season-opening win against the New York Red Bulls at BC Place.
Whitecaps bullish against New York - TSN
TSN The New York Red Bulls showed up in Vancouver without some of their key players - Thierry Henry and Jamison Olave, to be specific. Head coach Mike Petke chose to line up his team in a 1-4-4-2 formation, with Peguy Luyindula partnering Tim Cahill up front.
Something good brewing in Vancouver - RedNation
Prior to MLS First Kick 2014 on Saturday, ESPN analyst Alexi Lalas said on Twitter that the season doesn't start for him until TFC plays. Don’t tell that to Vancouver Whitecaps supporters or any of the TFC fans that watched their West Coast rivals play.
NY Red Bulls' Mike Petke takes blame after humbling
season-opening loss in Vancouver - MLS
New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke didn't just shoulder some of the blame following his club’s embarrassing season-opening loss. He took all of it.
New York Red Bull’s Thierry Henry is no Pele -
I don’t imagine Thierry Henry will be a popular figure in the New York Red Bulls squad. Henry’s teammates flew for 10 hours between Vancouver and New York to get badly beaten 4-1. Rather than help his teammates, Henry chose not to get on the plane. He stayed home as he has for all matches in Vancouver since 2011, robbing fans in both Vancouver and New York.
Vote Sebastian Fernandez for 2014 AT&T MLS Goal of the
Week: Week 1 - MLS
The first week of the 2014 MLS regular season didn't disappoint for goals, but now comes the hard part. It's your turn to pick the best one. A rocket from Vancouver Whitecaps newcomer Sebastian Fernandez?
Big weekend for South American imports - Soccer
For all the attention on Toronto FC's multi-million signings of Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe, who were off this weekend, MLS has quietly put together an impressive group of imports, mostly from South America. Uruguayan Sebastian Fernandez and Chilean Pedro Morales both scored great goals for Vancouver, while Argentine Gaston Fernandez had the tying goal late in stoppage time for Portland.
'Caps next opponent Chivas USA in high spirits after
toughing out late win, say "the page has been turned"
for franchise - MLS
Chivas USA did two things Sunday they seldom did in 2013: win, and continue fighting after giving up a lead. Spirits were high in the locker room and in had coach Wilmer Cabrera's postmatch press conference following an opening-day 3-2 win by Chivas over the Chicago Fire at StubHub Center.
With Canucks Slipping, Now is the Time for Whitecaps
- 86 Forever
For a team heading into 2014 with a ton of question marks, the Vancouver Whitecaps sure impressed the hell out of me on Saturday. During their season opening victory over the New York Red Bulls, the Whitecaps showed a killer instinct, a desire to take the match away and never look back, something that was desperately lacking under previous Head Coach Martin Rennie.
Frank Klopas: "It's hard to win when you give up three
goals" - Montreal Impact
"It's hard to win when you give up three goals and I think there are some situations we could have avoided tonight," said head coach Frank Klopas. "We'll have to watch the tape, correct things and get ready for next week. We pushed the game, created a lot of chances early on and could have been up by two.”
Olivier Occean expresses interest to join the
Montreal Impact - Mount Royal Soccer
In Bundesliga 2, with FC Kaiserlautern, Olivier Occean has recently expressed interested in joining Major League Soccer. Specifically, the Canadian striker has made it clear that he wishes to join the Montreal Impact, or at least receive an offer from his hometown club.
Defoe arrives in Canada, set to train with TFC -
England striker Jermain Defoe has arrived in Canada and is slated to train with Toronto FC for the first time Monday. The 31-year-old, who landed in Toronto on Saturday, missed all of the MLS team’s pre-season due to commitments to Tottenham Hotspur and England.
Seattle Sounders journeyman Chad Barrett saves the day
in win over Sporting KC - MLS
They left it very late, but the Seattle Sounders got their new season off to a winning start with a 1-0 win against Sporting Kansas City. It was Chad Barrett, of all people, who scored the winning goal after some fine work in the build up from Clint Dempsey.
Portland Timbers' Caleb Porter hopes hard-earned
equalizer vs Philadelphia "opens the floodgates" -
The drama after a last-second goal gave the Portland Timbers a 1-1 draw in their season opener Saturday against the Philadelphia Union will certainly lead the highlight reels. But for Timbers players and head coach Caleb Porter, what they’ll see in their dreams is a parade of missed chances – that final touch that was never to be.
Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson signs contract
extension with Timbers - OregonLive
Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson has signed a contract extension with the Timbers, a source confirmed Friday. Johnson, who joined the Timbers in 2013 after playing five seasons with Real Salt Lake, had a career year in his first season in Portland.
Dallas and Hassli break up - Dallas Morning News
In a move that has been expected for some time, FC Dallas has “mutually agreed” to part ways with forward Eric Hassli. Hassli, a French striker that came to Dallas from Toronto FC prior to the 2013 season, basically never was able to overcome back injury and fitness issues.
Rapids appoint Pablo Mastroeni as coach - Goal.com
The Colorado Rapids may not have had a game this weekend, but they certainly had some big news to drop as they announced that Pablo Mastroeni has been officially appointed the club's head coach.
Away-Goal Rule is the Novelty for this Year's MLS
Playoffs - Soccerly
The most common tiebreaker method used in all major soccer tournaments with two-legged series will be introduced in this year's MLS playoffs: the away-goal rule. The general idea behind the away-goal rule is to prevent visiting teams from planning an extremely defensive strategy while at the same time motivate them to attack.
Looking at changes to the MLS roster and competition
rules for 2014 - The Seattle Times
MLS has posted new rules for the 2014 season. There are a few changes, so let’s take a look.
From humbling beginnings, MLS set to kick off busy 2014
From a league born from a FIFA-mandated caveat for the US to host the 1994 World Cup, the MLS is about to kick off its 2014 season to packed stadiums across the continent.
New York City FC ask fans to vote for final club badge
ahead of March 20 unveiling - MLS
Which is the best crest? That's the question New York City FC are posing to their fans. NYCFC announced Monday that they've narrowed down their badge to finalists and are asking supporters to determine which one will be unveiled as the club's official crest on March 20.
If not resolved by April, PRO referee lockout could also
affect the NASL season - The 11
Major League Soccer has a slate of replacement referees who will look after this weekend’s First Kick matches. But the decision by PRO, the body which assigns the officials, to lock out its member referees, doesn’t just affect MLS. Remember that NASL also takes its American-site officiating assignments from the PRO pool.
Minnesota United FC Unveils Schedule For England Trip - NASL
NASL's Minnesota United FC has released the full day-by-day schedule of the team's ten-day preseason trip to England. The team is the first North American squad to stay and train at St. George's Park, the home base of the English National Team, and will partly share the facilities with legendary English name and current Barclays Premier League team West Ham United.
Charleston Battery receives 5 players from MLS' Vancouver Whitecaps
– The Post and Courier
The Charleston Battery received five players on loan from Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Friday. Striker Mamadou Diouf and midfielders Aminu Abdallah and Andre Lewis will join the Battery in addition to U-23 striker Marlon Ramirez and U-18 defender Jackson Farmer. Each player joins the Battery on season-long loans.
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WolfPack/Heat Finish .500 At Weekend Men’s Soccer
The Kamloops Heat—made up of current and former members of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team won bronze at a weekend tournament (Mar 8-9) in Surrey, BC.
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San Jose Earthquakes set for "big battle" vs Liga MX's
Toluca - MLS
You could look at the San Jose Earthquakes’ first non-preseason match of 2014 as a dress rehearsal for their MLS opener. The Quakes, however, won’t be joining you in that view. For the first time since CONCACAF rejiggered its premier club competition, San Jose are in the knockout stages of the region’s version of Champions League.
Canada WNT out of Cyprus Cup Final for first time - CSA
All streaks come to an end at some point. For Canada’s Women’s National Team, the streak of reaching every Cyprus Cup final came to an end on Monday as two first half goals by England meant Canada will have to make-do with competing for third place. Canada needed just a point coming in but a full-strength English squad did the damage early for their third straight win over the Canadians.
stands between Canada WNT and another Cyprus Cup Final - CSA
The 2014 Cyprus Cup has seen plenty of landmarks for Canada’s Women’s National Team. Nkem Ezurike, Rachel Quon, and Rebecca Quinn have made their first senior international appearances, goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc made her 100th start and On Friday, Head Coach John Herdman coached his 50th game for as they were 3:1 winners over Italy.
fifa world cup brazil 2014
Arena Amazonia inaugurated in Manaus - FIFA
As the countdown continues to the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, the latest venue has been unveiled by the host nation. On Sunday 9 March, a quarter-final clash in the Copa Verde (a competition for clubs from Brazil’s northern region) between Amazonas side Nacional and Para outfit Remo was the setting for the inauguration of the Arena Amazonia in Manaus.
Pele: It will be different to 1950 - FIFA
The hosting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ is "a great opportunity" for Brazil, the country's all-time great Pele told AFP in an exclusive interview. The Seleção legend revealed his confidence that the tournament will be a memorable one for all the right reasons while also backing Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil team to handle the huge pressure of being hosts.
U.S. Senators Push FIFA to Ban Russia From World Cup - inSoccer
U.S. officials have embraced sanctions and visa restrictions to punish Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. Now, two U.S. senators want to hurt Russian President Vladimir Putin where it could really sting: on the soccer pitch.
Hoeness on trial for tax evasion; may face prison - Sportsnet
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has gone on trial on tax evasion charges in a case that could send the German football great to prison. Bavarian prosecutors charged Hoeness last year after he reported himself to authorities over a previously undeclared Swiss bank account.
saturday - Sunday, march 8 - 9, 2014
Whitecaps FC cruise to 4-1 victory over New York Red Bulls in 2014
season opener - Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC remain perfect in Major League Soccer season openers after defeating New York Red Bulls 4-1 in front of a sold-out crowd of 21,000 on Saturday afternoon at BC Place.
Whitecaps dominate Red Bulls in season opener - CBC
It's early yet, but the Vancouver Whitecaps are showing signs that they will be more of an attacking team this season. Kenny Miller scored two goals as the Whitecaps opened the 2014 Major League Soccer campaign with a 4-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday before a sellout crowd of 21,000 at B.C. Place Stadium.
'Caps head coach Carl Robinson relishes win in first game in charge:
'It was written in the stars' - Whitecaps FC
“I think it was written in the stars,” Robinson told reporters at BC Place immediately following the match. “The way the first game came out, and it was [against] my old team, things like that. But it's just the beginning. We know we've got a lot of work to do, but we'll get back to work [at practice] on Monday.”
Vancouver Shuts Down Red Bulls in Opener - New York Times
Kenny Miller scored twice, helping the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the visiting Red Bulls, 4-1, on Saturday in the teams’ season opener before a capacity crowd announced at 21,000. Vancouver gave Carl Robinson a victory in his first game as the team’s coach.
What we learned vs. New York Red Bulls - Two One
Our ‘Caps put on a masterful performance in front of a sellout crowd in their 2014 Major League Soccer season opener Saturday at BC Place. After a Kenny Miller penalty in the first half, Carl Robinson’s side really turned on the heat in the second half, scoring three more goals en route to a convincing 4-1 victory over New York Red Bulls – last year’s top team in the regular season. So, what did we learn?
Caps Corner: Tantalizing debut for Whitecaps' Morales - TSN
When I reported the Whitecaps link with Pedro Morales on the last day of February, I imagined keyboards clicking all over Vancouver as fans tried to unearth some sense of who this so-called "number 10" was. The resume looked good, and the YouTube video clips were encouraging, but anyone can cram a player's best career moments into 10 grainy minutes.
Whitecaps’ Mattocks showing signs of maturing - Sportsnet
More than any other player on the Whitecaps roster, Darren Mattocks has a point to prove this year. After a respectable rookie campaign, Mattocks was far from his best last season with only three goals in 20 games. He made matters worse in the off-season when he complained about his lack of playing time to a Jamaican media outlet.
Impact open season with loss to FC Dallas - CBC
Even without its offensive centrepiece, the Montreal Impact's offence seemed quite healthy in its MLS season opener. The defence, however, was another matter. Though they generating scoring chances in bunches — even with 2013 leading scorer Marco Di Vaio watching from a box — the Impact couldn't overcome its shaky defence in a 3-2 loss to FC Dallas on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium.
Seattle Sounders shock Sporting KC with goal in stoppage time -
The Salt Lake Tribune
Seattle • Chad Barrett scored off a wild scramble in the penalty area in the final moments of second half-stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over defending champion Sporting Kansas City on Saturday in the Major League Soccer opener.
Vancouver Whitecaps hopeful as 2014 Major League Soccer season
begins - Canada.com
Around this time last year, the Vancouver Whitecaps displayed considerable bravado as they aspired to place among the top teams in MLS. But in 2014, the Whitecaps will have a new coach, a new look and less attitude, starting with Saturday's season-opener against the powerhouse New York Red Bulls at B.C. Place Stadium.
Abbey Okulaja will be Red Bulls' replacement ref - Big Apple
Abbey Okulaja, who worked 46 Major League Soccer matches over five seasons, will be the replacement referee for the Red Bulls-Vancouver Whitecaps season-opener on Saturday. Okulaja, who was a game official from 2008-2012, will replace Allen Chapman. Chapman worked 22 matches last season.
Whitecaps, Impact steal spotlight from TFC - Sportsnet
Major League Soccer kicks off its 19th campaign this weekend, but conspicuous by its absence will be Toronto FC. Even though TFC begins its campaign a week after the rest of the league—on March 15 in Seattle—the Reds are still the talk of MLS.
Timbers hope to take Porterball further - Yahoo!
The Portland Timbers were the surprise of Major League Soccer last season under first-year coach Caleb Porter. Playing what fans dubbed ''Porterball,'' the team finished atop the Western Conference standings and advanced to the conference finals. When the season finally closed on the Timbers, Porter was already plotting his club's improvement.
Impact launches season in Dallas - Montreal Gazette
Zurkowsky: Impact launches season in Dallas On with the show, this is it. Six weeks after launching training camp, including two weeks spent in Florida where it finished with a losing record in six exhibition games, the Impact finally launches its 2014 Major League soccer regular schedule Saturday night at Toyota Stadium against FC Dallas.
Toronto FC ready to welcome England striker Jermain Defoe to
practice - Canada.com
England striker Jermain Defoe has arrived in Canada and is slated to train with Toronto FC for the first time Monday. The 31-year-old, who landed in Toronto on Saturday, missed all of the MLS team's pre-season due to commitments to Tottenham Hotspur and England.
Toronto FC a work in progress as MLS kicks off - Metro
As other MLS teams race into action this weekend, Toronto FC remains in the garage with Ryan Nelsen peering under the hood of his newly retooled team. The longtime league doormat has a bye, which comes as somewhat of a blessing in disguise after an injury-filled pre-season.
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UBC men's soccer named Sport BC's Team of the Year
The UBC Thunderbirds men's soccer program capped off its season by winning Team of the Year honours at the 48th Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards banquet on Wednesday. UBC was nominated after going 19-1 in non-conference, regular season and playoff action in 2013.
City ousted from FA Cup by 2nd-tier Wigan -
Second-tier Wigan stunned Manchester City for the second straight year in the FA Cup, beating the Premier League giants 2-1 on Sunday to reach the semifinals and stay on course to retain the trophy.