BC Soccer News, Monday, May 4, 2015

Whitecaps & MLS

Whitecaps and Timbers play to scoreless drawRed Nation Online
David Ousted earned his MLS league leading 5th clean sheet of the season and Vancouver jumped into a first place tie with FC Dallas at the top of the MLS western conference.

Same old, same old for the Vancouver WhitecapsSoccer Shorts
The phrase “the beautiful game” is even more annoying than reading a match report that looks more like the first draft of a badly written attempt to produce a money churning “popular science” book.

Whitecaps tough out 0-0 draw in Portland  – Whitecaps Fan Blog
This match was never going to be pretty. Both Cascadia sides went into this match missing key personnel.

Report and Reaction: Defences on top in Cascadia Cup stalemateAFTN
Vancouver rode their luck as Portland missed a penalty, but the ‘Caps defence was relatively untroubled throughout.

Cascadia Corner: Off-color Whites survive weak Timbers onslaughtProst Amerika
At half time Portland had around 68% of the possession but unless you had a dark green scarf on, you would be hard pressed to credit that to Portland’s excellence.

Kevin Molino Tears Right ACL, Will Miss Remainder of the 2015 MLS SeasonOrlando Sentinel
Midfielder Kevin Molino suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his right knee Saturday night during a friendly match against Brazilian Seria A club Ponte Preta.

MLS announces 2015 roster rules and regulations Whitecaps FC
The league issued new, streamlined rules for how MLS clubs acquire select players in the Allocation and Discovery processes, and info on the SuperDraft and Homegrown Player Rule.

Pace of life fast for Sporting’s Erik Palmer-Brown as he grows up in world of professional soccerKansas City Star
Two years ago, at age 16, Palmer-Brown signed a contract with Sporting KC that pays him nearly $50,000 annually, and he became the youngest player in the history of the franchise.

MLS Has Itself to Blame for Champions League RecordAmerican Soccer Now
Clearly, MLS can compete with Liga MX teams on a game-by-game basis, but what is it going to take for an MLS franchise to defeat the best that Liga MX has to offer?


WFC2 show mettle but fall short to Galaxy II, 2-1Whitecaps FC
L.A.’s midfielder Ariel Lassiter broke the tie to end WFC2’s point-streak to two games, as the home side won 2-1 at StubHub Center on Sunday.

USL Match Report: LA Galaxy ll 2 – 1 WFC2 Eighty-Six Forever
Despite a very promising second half and some stellar goalkeeping from Spencer Richey, WFC2 are denied a point by a late LA Galaxy 2 goal.

BC Soccer

Penalties set up All-VMSL Provincial Cup Men’s FinalBC Soccer Web
The weekend started with three leagues still represented in the Provincial Cup Men’s A semifinals. But, as Saturday drew to a close, only the VMSL’s Inter FC and EDC Burnaby were left standing.

PHOTO GALLERY: EDC Burnaby 3 Cowichan FC 2 (6-5 PK) – BC Provincial CupBC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes

PHOTO GALLERY: Inter FC 2 North Delta Lions 1 (4-2 PK) – BC Provincial CupBC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux

‘Xulsimalt’ headed to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Nanaimo Daily News
Once forgotten, the early 1900s story of Snuneymuxw soccer star Harry Manson breaking racial barriers will now live on forever in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER – Highlanders Salvage 2:2 Draw vs. Kamloops Victoria Highlanders
Optimum weather conditions and a fourty minute travel delay with the late arriving Kamloops Heat did not dispell the 500 supporters who came out to see the new Highlanders FC in their Pacific Coast Soccer League debut at Royal Athletic Park.

Mike Bartram Tournament ResultsKYSA
The champions and runners-up in the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association’s Annual Mike Bartram Memorial Youth Soccer Tournament, played May 2/3 at McArthur Island Park in Kamloops.

West Vancouver man’s soccer donations stuck in Beirut airportGlobal News
A West Vancouver barber’s good deed is going punished. For decades, Michel Ibrahim has been sending soccer equipment to refugee children in the Middle East.

NVFC gets a taste of EuropeNorth Shore News
Thirteen wee soccer players from the Lower Mainland will settle in today and watch Manchester City take on Tottenham in an English Premier League matchup.

Euro soccer academy in motionVernon Morning Star
Good friends with similar Dutch soccer backgrounds, Remco Wijnhorst and Erick Burnet have jumpstarted the TOPSPORT Euro Soccer Academy in Vernon.



Canada Soccer Annual Meeting celebrates soccer communityCanada Soccer
Up for election this year were two elected positions with the Board of Directors, for which the membership proceeded with the selection of representatives for Quebec and British Columbia.

CSA Releases its Annual Report for 2014 (Note: PDF Download) – Canada Soccer
33 Page report outlines progress on “Becoming a Leading Soccer Nation” goal.
The Inclusive Grassroots webinarOntario Soccer Association
Interesting webinar on the OSA’s approach to Grassroots soccer.

Whitehorse soccer players rally for new sports complexCBC
A few dozen people — many of them young soccer players — gathered in front of Whitehorse city hall on Thursday to show their support for a proposed new sports complex.


Eddies Remain Undefeated at Home after 2-2 Draw against MinnesotaFC Edmonton
Edmonton’s Tomi Ameobi and Lance Laing posted goals for the home side in front of 2,986 fans at Clarke Field in the North American Soccer League (NASL) match.



History month: Longview’s soccer successesThe Daily News Online
Decades before the Portland Timbers began breaking hearts, Longview’s Timber Barons were living up to their name.

Chelsea seal Premier League title as Eden Hazard sinks Crystal PalaceThe Guardian
As Eden Hazard celebrated the goal that would ultimately settle everything, the outstanding performer in this season’s title race put his hand to hisforehead and wiped his brow in a show of exaggerated relief.

Whisper It, Italian Soccer Is On The Way Back And Juventus Is Leading The WayForbes.com
Arguments will roll on as to whether Juventus has won 33 Italian Championships or 31. But what is not in doubt is that The Old Lady is once again the dominant side in Italian soccer.

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