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BC Soccer News, Monday, May 29, 2017

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS

 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC  0   D.C. UNITED  1

MLS MATCHDAY #12
SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0, D.C. United 1, May 27, 2017 - BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Shocking refereeing and inability to capitalize on chances are Whitecaps’ downfall in disappointing defeat to D.C. - AFTN
D.C. United came away with all three points after a controversial penalty call went against Vancouver just past the hour mark when Costa Rican José Guillermo Ortiz went down unchallenged in the box and referee Sorin Stoica pointed to the spot. Lamar Neagle converted what was to be the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.  Vancouver was left seething.

Whitecaps’ loss to D.C. a showcase of terrible officiating - Sportsnet
José Guillermo Ortiz had the look of a wounded bird as he lay on the pitch. The D.C. United forward had just blown past Vancouver Whitecaps defender Kendall Waston, who reached out his hand to try and thwart him. Ortiz flopped down onto the turf at BC Place, and referee Sorin Stoica promptly awarded a penalty kick to the visiting team.

'Caps can't beat Hamid, crossbar, as they fall 1-0 to D.C. United - Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5W-6L-1D) had their three-match MLS home winning streak snapped on Saturday evening as they fell 1-0 to D.C. United (4W-6L-2D) at BC Place.

Vancouver Whitecaps 0, DC United 1 | 2017 MLS Match Recap - MLS
Lamar Neagle converted a contentious 61st-minute penalty, Bill Hamid made four saves in a tremendous performance, and DC United snapped a three-match losing skid with a surprising 1-0 victory at the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday at BC Place.

Vancouver Whitecaps rue everything! - Soccer Shorts
It’s hard to know what to make of the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 defeat to DC United at BC Place on Saturday afternoon.

Seattle Sounders 1, Portland Timbers 0 | 2017 MLS Match Recap - MLS
Cristian Roldan's fourth-minute header via a corner-kick flick from Chad Marshall was all the the Seattle Sounders needed to seal a 1-0 Cascadia Cup victory against the Portland Timbers before 47,362 fans at CenturyLink Field.

Timbers Leave CenturyLink Field Empty-Handed, Frustrated - Prost Amerika
The Portland Timbers found themselves leaving CenturyLink Field empty-handed despite a plethora of chances Saturday with a 1-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders. The Timbers had a nightmare start with Sounders’ Cristian Roldan scoring off a set piece in the fourth minute. It proved costly.

MLS Week 13: Galaxy rolls on in Cali Clasico - Soccer America
The LA Galaxy won its third straight game, all on the road, when it beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 4-2. Giovani dos Santos had two goals to extend his scoring streak to four games. All five teams that began the day below the red line in the Western Conference won on Saturday.

Toronto FC beats up on Columbus to keep unbeaten streak alive at 8 games - MLS Multiplex
Toronto blows out Columbus en route to their eighth straight game unbeaten.

Dominant Toronto FC still has room for improvement - Sportsnet
Some burning questions came to my mind after watching Toronto FC’s 5-0 destruction job of the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer on Friday night.

Scottish Winger Sam Nicholson Meeting With Minnesota United - Fifty Five One
Sam Nicholson, 22, is a youth international in Scotland. After being unimpressed by Heart of Midlothian FC’s first offer for a contract renewal, he’s been whisked away to speak with Minnesota United FC brass. Minnesota’s interest was first reported by The Scottish Sun.

Atlanta United "atone" for previous loss to New York City FC with home win - MLS
The Big Peach took a bite out of the Big Apple on Sunday at Bobby Dodd Stadium, as Atlanta United FC found a way to “atone” for their stinging 3-1 road defeat to New York City FC earlier this month by securing a victory by the same scoreline at home against Patrick Vieira's side.

Red Bulls’ Lawrence Finds Strength in Personal Loss - Empire of Soccer
Kemar Lawrence lost a rock in his young life when his grandmother died during earlier in the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

VOYAGEURS CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 Montreal Impact 1, Semifinal, 1st Leg, May 23, 2017 - BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, Sporting Kansas City 0, May 20, 2017 - BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

3v3 Live Soccer Tour Comes to Canada

BC SOCCER NEWS

PCSL Results & Standings May 27-28 - BC Soccer Web
Here are the results & standings from the Pacific Coast Soccer League for the weekend of May 27-28.

Late Sounders Goal The Difference As Highlanders Concede First Defeat Of Season - Highlanders FC
Victoria Highlanders FC (1-0-1) dropped a tightly contested match, 1-0 to Sounders U-23 (2-0-1), May 26 at Centennial Stadium after a late goal by Sounders’ Adam Jones proved to be the difference.

Talented Sounders U-23 use late strike to upend Highlanders - Time Colonist
They sport one of the great names in North American soccer and the complete green Seattle Sounders MLS kit to go with it, right down to the X-Box advert on the front of the jerseys. And the Sounders U-23 team proved its worth on the pitch Friday night before 470 fans at Centennial Stadium in a 1-0 victory over the Victoria Highlanders.

Sounders U23 top TSS Rovers for weekend sweep - GoalWA
The Sounders U23 team traveled to Victoria, British Columbia to take on the Victoria Highlanders on Friday, May 26th. The team turned right around and hosted the TSS Rovers after the travel weekend on Sunday, May 28th. The results favored the young men in green with the Sounders U23 taking six points from the two weekend games.

Moon Scores Twice in Reds Win Over Rovers - Lane United
Lane United got two goals in the second half from forward from Nick Moon and one early from Jordan Jones on the way to a 3-1 win over TSS Rovers at the Les Schwab Sports Park Friday night in the Reds PDL home opener.

BC PROVINCIAL MEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Club Inter 2 Aldergrove United 0, May 14, 2017 - BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

BC PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Surrey United 1 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 13, 2017 - BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

PDL PHOTOS: TSS Rovers 2 Lane Utd. 2, May 12, 2017 - BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

2017 BC Soccer Adult Provincial Championships - BCSA
The Road to Burnaby continues! Complete brackets and results from the weekend's games in the BC Provincial Cups.

3V3 LIVE NATIONAL SOCCER TOUR COMES TO ABBOTSFORD - 3v3 Live Canada
3v3 Live Soccer Tour and Holbrook Sports Management are excited to announce the expansion of the 3v3 Live Soccer Tour into the Canadian soccer market.  With the first event previously announced to take place on the August 19/20 weekend in Surrey, BC, the 3v3 Soccer Tour will expand to Abbotsford, BC, on August 20 and will include men’s and women’s open divisions.

2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 - BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017 - BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

REVIEW: The Miracle Mile. Stories of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games - BC BookLook
Author Jason Beck is curator of the BC Sports Hall of Fame in BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, and convenor two years ago of an excellent exhibition about the 1954 Games. In his first book, he proves to be a meticulous researcher, a compelling story-teller, and a crafty realist who knows how to hook his readers. Watch how, two pages into the book, he uses filmic technique to evoke the arriving athletes’ youthful buzz and give period colouring and costuming, but then smartly moves his camera in to introduce his stars.

TSS Rovers launch website & 2017 Season Ticket Campaign - TSS Rovers
TSS FC Rovers play their inaugural season in the PDL at iconic Swangard Stadium. Season Tickets are $70 for Adults, $49 for U12 Youth.

Becoming a BC Soccer Referee - BCSA
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!

To our Readers: A Choice - BC Soccer Web
Soccer has brought us to the United States many times. It’s a great place with decent people. We especially look forward to our Cascadia trips to Seattle and Portland. They’re incredible cities with wonderful supporters. That’s why it was so disheartening to see chaos and fear take hold in the airports and borders of our neighbours to the south.

Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on sale - Highlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!

PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 - BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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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CANADA SOCCER NEWS

Matheson: Hopeful that NWSL move to Canada happen “sooner rather than later” - the11.ca
Diana Matheson feels like Canada is getting closer and closer to getting a NWSL franchise. And, like many of her fellow national teamers, she’s waiting on pins and needles for it to happen.

Captain of NL Canada Games soccer team to play for Ryerson this fall - The Telegram
Katie Joyce, captain of Newfoundland and Labrador’s female Canada Games soccer team, will play for Ryerson University in Toronto next season.

Connaught Series: top scorers remembered from 24 national championships - CSA
From the earliest days of Canada Soccer's national competition, Westminster Royals FC were the best of the bunch by winning four titles over a nine-year period. In those four winning seasons, they scored an incredible 85 goals in 25 matches.

Register for the Western Canada College ID Camp at Shawnigan Lake

WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS

UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE

WFC2  1  REAL MONARCHS SLC  2

SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017
McLEOD ATHLETIC PARK, LANGLEY, BC

USL PHOTOS: WFC2 1, Real Monarchs 2, May 28, 2017 - BC Soccer Web
Guest photos for BC Soccer Web courtesy of Tom Ewaniuk & AFTN Canada.

WFC2 v Real Monarchs – The Story In Pictures - AFTN
I don’t know what it is about Real Monarchs. but they seem to be proving to be an insurmountable obstacle for WFC2 at home these past two seasons.

18-year old Terran Campbell opens pro account but WFC2 fall short 2-1 to Real Monarchs SLC - Whitecaps FC
18-year old striker Terran Campbell scored his first professional goal for Whitecaps FC 2 but Vancouver's comeback effort fell short as red-hot Real Monarchs SLC won 2-1 at McLeod Athletic Park on Sunday afternoon.

FC Edmonton down Indy Eleven 2-1 in front of terrific Clarke Stadium crowd - FC Edmonton
Goals from Corea and Straith gave a passionate crowd for 'Girls in Soccer Night' a positive takeaway from Clarke Stadium.

Saturday night special: Corea leads FC Edmonton to victory in a sold-out stadium - the11.ca
The official number for a sellout at Clarke Field is 4,096. And, no, don’t adjust your set, that was the number announced. And this wasn’t a case of padding numbers; the stands were full. A beautiful Saturday night, a (finally!) full stadium, lots of energy in the park. It made what was a heck of an interesting game between the Indy Eleven and FC Edmonton almost secondary.

Match Recap: Fury FC -v- Richmond Kickers - Ottawa Fury
It was a scorcher Saturday afternoon at TD Place - both the temperature and the score line! Fury FC continued their recent torrid goal-scoring run, defeating the Richmond Kickers 5-3 treating fans an exciting afternoon of soccer as the club extended its winning streak to three matches sending Ottawa up the USL standings.

Toronto FC II come up short in Cincinnati as goals continue to elude - Waking the Red
Toronto FC II saw their struggles in front of goal continue on Saturday evening, falling by a single goal to FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium in Ohio.

Stoppage-time strike helps Republic FC salvage draw with Sounders FC 2 - Sacramento Bee
Tyler Blackwood scored in the 93rd minute to give Republic FC a 2-2 USL draw with host Seattle Sounders FC 2, the team reported.

Cosmos Up Unbeaten Streak to Six Games - Empire of Soccer
The New York Cosmos (3-1-4, 13 points) failed to find the back of the net despite dictating most of the play against the San Francisco Deltas (3-2-4, 13) at MCU Park on Saturday night.

“What’s old is new again”: how the United Soccer League upped its content game - Sportspro Media
The old industry adage that content is king certainly rings true for the United Soccer League (USL). With last year’s establishment of USL Productions, the league’s media production and broadcasting arm, North American soccer’s second tier is now a first-rate content factory.

NWSL: 'Crazy' heat conditions send Daly to hospital - Soccer America
The Houston Dash's Rachel Daly was briefly hospitalized after she collapsed as she tried to exit the field late in Saturday's NWSL game against the Seattle Reign.

Wolfsburg women's team barred from celebrating German Cup victory - DW
The women of VfL Wolfsburg have won both of Germany's major football titles in a single year, but management has stopped them from holding a victory celebration. Why? Because the men's team is doing poorly.

Sky Blue adds to record start with dramatic win over Orlando Pride - Prost Amerika
The Jersey Girls (4-3-1, 12 points) notched yet another late game-winner, this time from Maya Hayes in the 82nd minute, Saturday night en route to defeating the visiting Orlando Pride at Yurcak Field. It was the third winning goal in the final 10 minutes in as many home matches this season for Sky Blue, pushing the best home start in franchise history to nine points in three straight wins.

Reign FC shut out Dash in Houston - GoalWA
In front of 5,312 fans at BBVA Compass Stadium, Seattle Reign FC beat the Houston Dash 2-0. The result extends Reign FC’s unbeaten streak against the Dash to 9-0-0 all-time.

Kansas City defeats Washington 3-2 at home - The Equalizer
One week after traveling to take on the Spirit and beating them 1-0, FC Kansas City improved their record against them by winning 3-2 this time as they returned home to host the D.C. side.

Thorns come up big against Boston - Prost Amerika
Every Rose had her thorn, come game day. The Thorns and Breakers met for the second time in nine days on a beautifully sunny, if slightly sweltering, day. If it was pleasant in Boston, it was burning in Portland, the turf adding at least ten degrees to the air temperature of 90.

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies win promotion to WSL with 3-0 win over Blackburn - SB Nation
Tottenham Hotspur Ladies capped off the best season in their history by completing a historic quadruple and promoting to the Women’s Super League by beating Blackburn Rovers 3-0 on Sunday. Bianca Baptiste scored a brace and Wendy Martin added a third goal late to seal the victory, which was played at The Valley, Charlton Athletic’s home ground.

Jayne Ludlow on the Women's Champions League final - UEFA
The UEFA Women's Champions League ambassador and Wales women's national football team manager Jayne Ludlow shares her thoughts ahead of the final 2017 in Cardiff.

Galway WFC 0-3 UCD Waves: Kealy’s charges secure passage to semi final - Irish WNL
UCD Waves emerged victorious at Drom Soccer Park with a 3-0 victory over Galway WFC in the League Cup quarter final thanks to goals from Karen Duggan, Julieann Russell and Dearbhaile Beirne.

We have to show girls they can be anything they want to be - Holyrood
When I found out I was pregnant with my baby girl, Maia, I was excited at the prospect of giving her a childhood full of happy memories and importantly, with the opportunities that I never had.

Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona to Copa del Rey final triumph against Alavés - The Guardian
Lionel Messi produced yet another masterclass as Barcelona marked the end of Luis Enrique’s Camp Nou reign by lifting the Copa del Rey.

Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in four seasons - Sportsnet
Removing the record seventh FA Cup winner’s medal from his pocket, Arsene Wenger was gratified and yet apprehensive.

Aaron Ramsey fires Arsenal to FA Cup final win over 10-man Chelsea - The Guardian
Amid all the euphoria for Arsenal, there are bound to be people who wonder if these might also have been the ideal circumstances for Arsène Wenger to announce he was stepping aside and assure himself of a happy ending.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has terms on two-year contract agreed - sources - ESPN FC
Arsene Wenger will attend an Arsenal board meeting designed to resolve his future on Tuesday having already agreed the terms of a new two-year contract at the club as long ago as November, sources have told ESPN FC.

Sunday European Rewind: Roma clinches UCL spot, Crotone guarantees safety, and more - SBI
Although Juventus clinched its sixth consecutive Serie A title a week ago, the final weekend of top-flight football in Italy still had teams with a lot to play for.

Francesco Totti brings down curtain on ‘something beautiful’ at Roma - The Guardian
The 40-year-old attracted a sellout crowd to the Stadio Olimpico for his farewell but Genoa briefly looked like spoiling his party thanks to a player born in 2001.

Championship Play-Off Final Preview: Reading vs Huddersfield - Two teams battle for promotion to the Premier League - Vavel
Both Reading and Huddersfield Town will be looking to secure a place in the Premier League in the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley on Monday afternoon.

Manchester City near deal for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson - sources - ESPN FC
Manchester City are close to completing a deal for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson, sources have told ESPN FC.

Mascherano out 6 weeks, will miss Argentina vs. Brazil - Sportsnet
Barcelona says defender Javier Mascherano will be out of action for six weeks to recover from a right knee injury.

Troyes trump Lorient for top-flight spot - Ligue 1
ESTAC Troyes will be playing their football in Ligue 1 next season after beating FC Lorient 2-1 on aggregate in the play-offs. Jean-Louis Garcia's side held out for a 0-0 draw in Brittany on Sunday night.

Champions League final roof closed for safety reasons - BBC
The roof closure had been suggested because of fears of a drone attack on what is described as the biggest club football game in the world.

Chivas' Liga MX title could be first of many in Almeyda era - SN
For the first time in more than a decade Chivas are champions, taking a 4-3 aggregate victory over Tigres to claim the crown and tie America with 12 Mexican titles.

Four fans die after stampede ahead of Honduran final - SN
Four fans lost their lives in a stampede ahead of the Honduran Clausura final between Motagua and Progreso in Tegucigalpa on Sunday.

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