BC Soccer News, Monday, August 14, 2017




Revolution one hit wonders in win over WhitecapsAFTN
Not a classic. That’s the kind description. An awful match to watch another version. Dreadful display by both sides, another still.

‘Caps conclude road trip with 1-0 defeat to New England Whitecaps FC
After picking up four of a possible six points to start the trip, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (9W-9L-4D) concluded their three-match road swing with a narrow 1-0 defeat to New England Revolution (8W-10L-5D) on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

Vancouver Whitecaps Leave Boston with a 1-0 Loss to New England RevolutionEighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps traveled to Boston to face New England Revolution for the only time this season. Going into the match, we knew that Carl Robinson would field a slightly different lineup as Jordan Harvey and Christian Bolanos did not travel with the club. However, when the lineups were announced, we saw a few other changes.

Episode 214 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Away With The Pharaohs) AFTN
We’ve gone all Egyptian for this week’s AFTN Soccer Show to welcome the latest Vancouver Whitecaps, Aly Ghazal and make him feel at home. We have the studio all decked out with Egyptian paraphernalia, and Steve and Anna battle it out in our Egyptian themed quiz for the prize of a chocolate pyramid.

Resurgence of Teal Bunbury has Revolution back on trackSBI
Despite the New England Revolution’s struggles this season, there has been a general consensus that the Revolution are not lacking in offensive talent — especially so after the team’s summer transfer window acquisition of Hungarian forward Krisztián Németh.

Whitecaps lose and the world turnsSoccer Shorts
The Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 defeat to the New England Revolution on Saturday evening was the kind of game that makes a person ponder how MLS could be structured in a way to make such occasions cease to exist.

TFC methodically pick apart Timbers to extend home unbeaten streak Sportsnet
The Portland Timbers are the latest team to swim with the fishes at BMO Field.

Dzemaili leads Impact to 3-0 win over UnionMontreal Gazette
Blerim Dzemaili scored two second-half goals, and the Montreal Impact beat the Philadelphia Union 3-0 on Saturday night.

Dynamo dominate Earthquakes in 3-0 victory Prost Amerika
The Houston Dynamo keeps protecting their home field as they remain undefeated at home for another week. In this match, the victim was the San Jose Earthquakes, which received three goals in their visit to the Space City. Now Houston is in first place in the Western Conference after 24 games.

Postponement allows RSL to come out “sharper” in third straight road winMLS
Real Salt Lake are suddenly emerging as the Western Conference’s latest road warriors, even after their most recent away trip was extended by an extra night.

Sean Johnson brilliant for NYCFC, VAR clearly missed a callESPN FC
VAR was back under the microscope this weekend, and not for the right reason. Here’s a look at who and what stood out for the right and wrong reasons over the weekend.

Sigi Schmid finds a flawed LA Galaxy in his search for redemptionThe Guardian
The veteran coach’s return to southern California seemed like a Hollywood script. But now Galaxy are struggling to qualify for the playoffs.

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WolfPack Men’s Soccer Close Out Mount Royal Tourney With Shutout VictoryTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack wound up their first weekend of play in Canada West men’s exhibition action with a fourth straight match at a tournament being hosted by the Mount Royal Cougars in Calgary, Alberta.

UBC women’s soccer opens 2017 with road drawUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds women’s soccer team opened the 2017 varsity season with a 1-1 draw in a non-conference matchup against the Seattle Redhawks, an NCAA Division I program, Friday afternoon at Championship Field.

Spartans fall by one goal in preseason soccer match Aldergrove Star
One goal brought defeat to the Trinity Western University team in a battle against Oregon.

PREVIEW: SFU opens training camp gunning for NCAA championshipSFU
Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team enters the 2017 season ranked No. 13 in the NCAA preseason but their expectations are so much higher. Simon Fraser has its sights clearly set on the national title.

‘Birds score big ‘Victory’ with latest signingUBC
The UBC men’s soccer team has signed a student-athlete who promises to be a dynamic piece of their attack in the 2017 season. Victory Shumbusho moved to Canada four years ago from the Democratic Republic of Congo and settled in Chilliwack, BC. He’s spent a portion of the last year in the Whitecaps FC residency program before signing with the Thunderbirds.

BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book RecommendationsBC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in ReviewBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.

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.

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, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

Becoming a BC Soccer RefereeBCSA
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!

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! BC Soccer Web
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Mohsen scores goal for gold at Canada GamesOttawa Sun
Well, the Grade 12 Gloucester High School student lived out that dream Saturday at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. He counted the one and only goal in the final minute of the 80-minute championship game to defeat Alberta 1-0 in the men’s soccer final and lift Ontario to the gold medal.

Hamilton’s Ryan Raposo top player in Canada Games soccer tournamentHamilton News
Ryan Raposo was named the top soccer player at the Canada Summer Games. The St. Thomas More student helped lead Team Ontario to gold at the games in Winnipeg.

Moroccan 2026 World Cup push presents a series of challenges for joint U.S./Canada/Mexico bidthe11.ca
The joint bid for the 2026 World Cup from the United States, Mexico and, of course, Canada, now has a competitor.

Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 NovemberCSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.

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Sounders FC 2 defeat WFC2 3-0 in Cascadia clashWhitecaps FC
Irvin Parra, Zach Mathers, and Felix Chenkam scored to give Seattle Sounders FC 2 a 3-0 victory over Whitecaps FC 2 in a Cascadia clash at Starfire Sports Complex on Sunday evening.

Levis returns to action with WFC2 after eight and a half months on the shelfWhitecaps FC
It was the moment he had been waiting for his whole life. On October 23, 2016 at BC Place, Brett Levis made his Major League Soccer debut in Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s regular season finale against Portland Timbers – the culmination of an improbable journey from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Then, the unthinkable happened.

Eddies, Cosmos share spoils in 1-1 drawFC Edmonton
FC Edmonton striker Daryl Fordyce scored his first goal since his return at the end of the first half before Emmanuel Ledesma’s 66th minute rocket split the result in a 1-1 draw at Clarke Stadium on Friday, August 11.

Match Recap: Fury FC -v- Charlotte IndependenceOttawa Fury
Determined Fury claim 3-1 win over Charlotte snapping their 12-game unbeaten run.

USL MATCH RECAP | Portland Timbers 2: 0, Sacramento Republic FC: 1Timbers
Playing their 12th match at home during the 2017 USL regular season, T2 fell 1-0 to Sacramento Republic FC at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.

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UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 – Expanded Tournament gets good reviewProst Amerika
There are few football tournaments in world football that have been dominated so much in recent years by one team as has the UEFA Women’s European Championships – the German team has won it 7 out of the last 8 times.

Rapinoe undergoes knee surgery for fourth timeSoccer America
A year and a half after a devastating knee injury, Megan Rapinoewas back at full strength, tearing it up with the Seattle Reign in the NWSL (12 goals in 15 games) and with the U.S. national team, but she has been felled again by a knee injury, requiring the fourth surgery in her career.

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Sunday European Rewind: Man United roll to victory, Neymar scores in PSG debut and moreSBI
Manchester United rolled their way to three points in their Premier League season opener on Sunday, blanking West Ham United 4-0.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the opening weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Liverpool’s defensive frailties, Wayne Rooney’s nous in both boxes, an unwanted headache for Paul Clement and Manchester United’s unsung heroes.

Neymar shines on PSG debut, says he’s ‘more alive than ever’The Province
Declaring he was “more alive than ever,” Neymar did not disappoint on his debut for Paris Saint-Germain. The world’s most expensive player provided a pulsating evening’s entertainment at the Stade du Roudourou on Sunday, with one goal and an assist, as PSG overcame strong resistance from Guingamp to win 3-0 in the French league.

Cristiano Ronaldo hit with five-match ban for red card, pushing refereeESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches following his sending off and push on referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea during Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win at Barcelona on Sunday.

Week 2 review: Neymar takes Paris top, Falcao firesLigue 1
Ligue 1 Conforama’s star power was on full display as Neymar Jr bagged an assist and a goal on debut to help PSG to equal top spot, while Radamel Falcao hit the season’s first hat-trick to race to the top of the scorers chart.

Barcelona sign Spurs flop Paulinho for €40m from Guangzhou Evergrande SN
Barcelona have confirmed the signing of midfielder Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande for €40 million.

Hamburg exits German Cup, loses to 10-man OsnabrueckSportsnet
Even against 10 men from the third division, Hamburger SV couldn’t get past the German Cup’s first round.

Chivas having champions’ hangover, while Monterrey and America riseESPN FC
While other Liga MX teams improved ahead of the 2017 Apertura, Chivas were stagnant in the transfer market. And now with injuries, the Guadalajara club has ended up falling behind in the race to defend the title.

FIFA ask Iran to explain ban of two national team players who played against MaccabiInside World Football
Iran is being formally asked by FIFA to provide further information as to why it banned two Iranian internationals for life as punishment for playing for their Greek club against an Israeli side.

Jermaine Pennant: ‘I’ve had a taste of everything football can throw at you’The Guardian
Non-league Billericay Town is the latest staging post for the former Arsenal and Liverpool forward whose career has traversed lows such as being sent to prison to the high of playing in a Champions League final.

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