BC Soccer News, Monday, April 18, 2016






Report Card: Vancouver Whitecaps Just Average – Eighty-Six Forever
While an overall improvement on last week’s 4-0 drubbing at the hands of DC United, the Caps were still unable to muster any type of offense that translated into goals. It is now three straight matches without a goal and SIX straight without a goal outside of a penalty shot.

Portland and Seattle’s MLS attacking fortunes are turning aroundThe Guardian
Jones gets a debut goal in snowy Colorado; Giovani dos Santos and Steven Gerrard prove the doubters wrong; Piatti and Drogba do the business for Montreal.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7 SBI
The Columbus Crew finally found a win in 2016 after seven weeks of MLS action, while Real Salt Lake remained the league’s only unbeaten team. Here’s a look at all 10 match stories from over the weekend on SBI.

Q&A: Whitecaps COO Rachel Lewis is still among the few powerful women working in men’s sports The Province
Rachel Lewis, who has been part of the Whitecaps FC world for the past 13 years, was named chief operating officer (COO) in 2007, and to this day remains the only female C-suite executive on a Vancouver pro sports team.

Marsch, Red Bulls at a loss for answers after latest defeat – Empire of Soccer
With snow and ice falling from the sky, the most enduring image from Saturday night’s match came at the final whistle, with Red Bulls forward Mike Grella on his back holding his head in despair.

Rosales free kick leads FC Dallas past Sporting KC SBI
FC Dallas completed a comeback win against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, thanks to a quality free kick from second-half substitute Mauro Rosales.

Orlando’s Collin urges calm after controversial PK: “We all make mistakes” MLS
To say that Orlando City SC had reason to be upset after Sunday’s match against the New England Revolution is putting it mildly. Yet one of their veteran locker-room leaders remained admirably evenhanded, even in the heat of the moment.

Atlanta United unveil dazzling plans for “best in MLS” training complex MLS
History suggests that Atlanta United FC face a tough learning curve when they enter MLS as an expansion side next year. But the new club is already aiming for “best in MLS” status, months before their team kicks a ball in anger.

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VIPL Riptide Academy Success VIPL Riptide
The VIPL Riptide sponsored by Marine Harvest are pleased to announce the success of our spring soccer academy. The program was initiated this week with 140 players ages 2006-1999 from Port Alberni, Parksville/Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox and Campbell River.

2016 BC Provincial Cup kicks off this weekend as draw throws up some potentially cracking cup ties – AFTN
This year’s Finals will be played on Saturday May 14th at Westhills Stadium in Langford, Victoria and last week’s draw threw up some potentially cracking A and B Cup match-ups.

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.

Victoria Highlanders 2016 Season Tickets Now Available Select Your Seats
The Victoria Highlanders are ready to return to the PDL for 2016. BC Soccer Web encourages all soccer fans on Vancouver Island to get behind their team. Season tickets are now on sale and extremely affordable. Support Local Soccer!

BC Soccer Assoc. is Now Accepting Candidates for its Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors for terms commencing June 11, 2016. Prospective candidates are invited to review the information provided on the BC Soccer web site www.bcsoccer.net. Candidates who provide notice to BC Soccer Assoc. of their intent to stand for election by May 1, 2016 will have their applications circulated to the membership in early May.

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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Schedules confirmed for 2016 Sport Chek National Championships – CSA
Canada Soccer has confirmed the schedule and regulations for the 2016 Sport Chek National Championships, with matches to be played this 5-10 October in four host cities and provinces. Both the schedule and regulations were approved on Friday 15 April in advance of Canada Soccer’s annual workshop featuring organising representatives from the provincial soccer associations.

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FC Edmonton (0W-1D-2L) came up short in their second road match of the season, conceding a 1-0 defeat to Tampa Bay Rowdies (1W-2D-0L), April 16 at Al Lang Stadium.

Despite several excellent scoring chances and Romuald Peiser at the top of his game, Fury FC were not been able to capitalize and were handed their second loss of the season. The RailHawks claimed the 1-0 victory on the shoulders of an early second half goal from Tiyi Shipalane – the win puts the RailHawks atop the NASL standings with a perfect 3-0-0 record, while Fury FC will travel to FC Edmonton next Sunday to renew the All-Canadian rivalry with the Eddies.

NASL Spring Week 3 Recap: RailHawks Top the Standings as Indy, Rowdies Win Dramatically Empire of Soccer
After three weeks of action in the North American Soccer League, the Carolina RailHawks (3-0-0, 9 pts) are the surprising leaders in the Spring Season standings. The RailHawks claimed sole possession of the top spot this week thanks to their 1-0 victory over Ottawa Fury FC, as well as the New York Cosmos (2-0-1, 6 pts) blowing their lead in the face of a remarkable 2-1 comeback win from Indy Eleven.

USL Week 4 Recap: Huge Crowds and Major Upsets Empire of Soccer
It was a weekend of upsets as Portland, Seattle, Arizona and Bethlehem Steel took wins in surprising fashion.

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NWSL Week In Review: Getting The Little Things In Order Equalizer Soccer
You rarely get a fourth chance to make a first impression. In professional women’s soccer terms, there’s never been that opportunity, but here we were this weekend. The NWSL, alive and seemingly well, kicked off its fourth season with an expansion team, robust crowds in most places, and an opportunity – in the (possibly distant) shadow of #EqualPlayEqualPay – to make some real progress toward stability and being more like a, well, professional league.

Casey reveals Wembley inspiration for Semi-Final win The FA
Arsenal captain Casey Stoney admitted her side’s remarkable performance against Sunderland was inspired by the thought of running out on the hallowed Wembley turf, as they raced to a 7-0 victory in their SSE Women’s FA Cup Semi-Final with Sunderland.

Kirby wants Wembley chance after firing Chelsea to FinalThe FA
Chelsea striker Fran Kirby is desperate to get a start at Wembley after sending her team through to The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final with a 2-1 win over Manchester City.

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The Serie A title race is done, the real battle is down at the bottom The Guardian
Napoli’s hopes of catching Juventus at the top are over but the minnows Carpi and Frosinone are both battling for unlikely survival.

Aston Villa: David Moyes keen on managing relegated club BBC Sport
Nearly six months after being sacked by Real Sociedad, Moyes is keen to get back into football and is attracted by the challenge of reviving Villa.

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy charged by FA and facing extra game ban The Guardian
Leicester City’s title hopes have been dealt a major setback after the Football Association confirmed that Jamie Vardy has been charged with improper conduct following his reaction to the red card he received against West Ham United on Sunday, meaning the club’s leading goalscorer is likely to have his mandatory one-match suspension extended by another game.

Are long ball Leicester City taking us back to the future? Inside World Football
Wonderful as the Premier League Leicester City story is, are we seeing an English return to long ball football? Could we soon be crying out for more of the same and a demand for the likes of the old Wimbledon to return to the top flight? Could Sam Allardyce be right after all?

Barcelona’s astonishing collapse: Why has it all gone wrong for the European champions? The Telegraph
On April 18 they are now ahead of Atletico Madrid on goal difference alone, with Real Madrid – who beat them 2-1 in El Clasico – a further point back. They have lost four of their last six games, winning once and drawing the other.

Rangers in Scottish Cup final after beating Celtic in penalty shootout The Guardian
Rangers’ finest day in five years coincided with yet another dark one for Ronny Deila. Celtic’s manager, who was not likely to remain in office for next season before this Old Firm defeat, is now operating on seriously borrowed time. It would be no shock if Deila vacates office imminently; he wore the look of a man resigned to his fate when discussing this harrowing loss.

Parma promoted to Serie C in first season after bankruptcyBBC Sport
Parma have returned to Italy’s professional ranks after the reborn club clinched promotion in their first season following bankruptcy.

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