WHITECAPS & MLS
Vancouver Whitecaps Roster Problems Apparent, But Fixable – Eighty-Six Forever
While the Whitecaps are far from a lost cause, the warts on the roster are growing instead of dissipating.
“Fun to watch” Vancouver Whitecaps looking for consistency to keep them atop Western Conference – MLS
We’ve seen the good and the bad side of the ‘Caps so far. They’ve played poorly but won. They’ve played fantastic and lost.
Fountain of Youth: the Kids fuel the Caps – Eighty-Six Forever
No team in Major League Soccer harbour more homegrown products than the eight on the Vancouver Whitecaps roster at present
New York Red Bulls 1, Colorado Rapids 1 – MLS
The Red Bulls’ unbeaten start to the season remains intact through seven games, while the Rapids picked up their league-leading fifth tie.
TFC’s Damien Perquis fined for simulation – Waking The Red
Incident occurred Sunday in game against Orlando City
Independent review panel rescinds red card on Houston Dynamo’s Jermaine Taylor – MLS
The Houston Dynamo submitted an appeal for review of the play, and the appeal was unanimously upheld by the review panel.
Argos and BMO Field: Frequently asked questions – Toronto Star
A deal to sell the Toronto Argonauts and move them to the more intimate facility at BMO Field in time for the 2016 season could be only days away.
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Club America uses four-goal second half to rally, claim CCL finals victory over Impact – SBI
The Impact let an early lead and chance to make history slip away from their grasp.
Impact comes up short against Club America – Montreal Gazette
The ride’s over for the Impact. But for slightly more than 135 minutes, it appeared Montreal might stage one of the greatest upsets in soccer history.
Impact unable hold off Club América in Champions League final – Red Nation Online
The Montreal Impact were looking to put the cherry on top of their fairytale run in the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday evening
Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2014/15 Wraps up Season with New Champion and New Records – CONCACAF
Club America Lifts Trophy amidst New Attendance Records and High TV Ratings; Two-Leg Final Attendance a Historic 117,787
Montreal lacks impact in loss to Club America – Toronto Sun
The home side crumbled to a 5-3 aggregate defeat after an improbable 1-1 first leg draw against Mexico’s Club America.
WFC2 & USL
LA Galaxy II vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2: 10 Bold Predictions – The View From Avalon
Curt Onalfo’s LA Galaxy II may be turning the corner when they host Alan Koch’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 this Sunday
Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson expected to play another match with T2 – Oregon Live
Caleb Porter did not rule out the possibility of Johnson also being in the Timbers’ 18 for Saturday’s match against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
2015 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
England-Canada women’s soccer friendly a go: Organizers – Hamilton Spectator
Canada and England are planning to go ahead with the late-May game even though the Pan Am stadium won’t be complete.
How Women’s World Cup Fever Is Enveloping Canada – ESPNW
Canada is recognizing two of its national team stars with a stamp. Christine Sinclair and Kadeisha Buchanan will be plastered on envelopes throughout the country starting May 6.
Halifax women’s soccer team to learn from pros in England – CBC
Halifax City Soccer Club’s premier women’s team will spend 10 days in Newcastle
AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP – VOYAGEURS CUP
Eddies advance to ACC semifinals with victory over Fury – FC Edmonton
The win will see the Eddies kick off against Vancouver Whitecaps FC onWednesday, May 6.
B.C. Provincial Cup Quarter-Final Wrap Up – VMSL
A summary of the Men’s ‘A’ Quarter-Finals by Willi Azzi
Whitecaps FC Residency teams head on the road for three matches in California –Whitecaps FC
Caps Residency to face San Juan, De Anza, and Santa Cruz
2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES
CBC announces TV and extensive online coverage plans for upcoming Pan Am Games – National Post
The CBC has sub-licensed soccer coverage to Rogers Communications.
Scorpions Acquire Defender Brad Rusin in Trade with Rowdies – S.A. Scorpions
Rusin made 16 starts and played in 19 games for Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps in 2013 after spending the previous two seasons in the Danish league.
WORLD OF SOCCER
Manchester United, Club America to meet at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field July 17 – The Olympian
Manchester United will meet reigning Liga MX champion Club America at CenturyLink Field in Seattle this summer as part of the International Champions Cup North America.
A League of His Own – How Sepp Blatter controls soccer – Bloomberg
Of the 22 FIFA executive committee members who voted in the Russia and Qatar selections, at least half have been accused of corruption related to the process.
Premier League clubs turn loss into profit as fair play rules kick in – The Guardian
Premier League clubs made an overall profit for the first time in 16 years after financial fair play rules were introduced in 2013, the Guardian’s annual review of all the clubs’ financial statements can reveal.
Bayern Munich miss four penalties in a row to blow treble dream– EuroSport
Jurgen Klopp managed to give his arch rivals a bloody nose one more time as his team pulled off an extraordinary victory at the Allianz Arena.
Former Premier League player Delroy Facey jailed for plotting bribery in England – Canada.com
Delroy Facey, who played as a striker for Bolton in England’s top division and also for the national team of Grenada, was found guilty by a jury at a court in Birmingham of conspiracy to commit bribery.
Like everything in Spanish soccer, the relegation picture’s a complicated one – Soccer Gods
Being Spanish soccer, nobody should get too excited until Round 38’s final whistle.