VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
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MLS MATCHDAY #25
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017
ORLANDO CITY STADIUM, ORLANDO, FL.
Report and Reaction: Shea Brek-away seals Vancouver victory in Orlando – AFTN
It Disney come much better than this! Well it does, but it was a highly enjoyable end to end game in Orlando on Saturday night that probably far exceeded many people’s expectations of how things were set to play out, especially after a fairly uneventful first half.
Shea scores winner against former club as ‘Caps edge Orlando 2-1 on the road – Whitecaps FC
Brek Shea scored the game-winner against his former club as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (11W-9L-5D) edged Orlando City SC (8W-11L-7D) 2-1 on Saturday night at Orlando City Stadium.
Whitecaps’ win in Orlando was about stout defence — or was it just ‘luck’? – The Province
One result, two takes. For Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson, it was about his team dealing with adverse travel, climate conditions and keeping their defensive system approach tight.
Whitecaps box clever in Orlando – Soccer Shorts
The Whitecaps were out possessed, out shot and out passed and, on another day, could have lost by two or three goals. Yet on another day again they could have finished a couple of their break away chances and won by two or three goals themselves.
Three ‘Caps called up to Canada for upcoming friendly vs. Jamaica –Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today that Sam Adekugbe, Alphonso Davies, and Marcel de Jong have been called up to the Canadian national team for their international friendly vs. Jamaica on Saturday, September 2 at BMO Field.
The 2011 Vancouver Whitecaps: Where Are They Now? – Eighty-Six Forever
Wes Knight has a podcast, Mouloud Akloul is in the French 5th division and so much more!
Seattle Sounders 1, Portland Timbers 1 | 2017 MLS Match Recap – MLS
Goals were scarce. But there was no shortage of angst, tension and bad blood as the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers added another dramatic chapter to their longstanding rivalry with a 1-1 draw at CenturyLink Field on Sunday night.
Montreal Impact 1-3 Toronto FC: Reds extend Supporters’ Shield lead in Quebec – Waking the Red
Toronto FC increased their lead in the Supporters’ Shield race by defeating the Montreal Impact 3-1 at Stade Saputo on Sunday.
Giovinco continues to amaze as TFC marches towards history – Sportsnet
Toronto FC’s march towards greatness continues unabated. The Reds waltzed into Stade Saputo and earned a hard-fought 3-1 win over their fiercest rivals, the Montreal Impact, before 20,801 fans on Sunday afternoon, thanks in large part to a pair of goals from Sebastian Giovinco.
RSL thumps Rapids to claim Rocky Mountain Cup – SBI
Real Salt Lake isn’t dead yet when it comes to the playoff race and, if Saturday night was any indication, Mike Petke’s side could make a major impact down the home stretch.
Quakes win Cali Clasico 3-0, end Galaxy’s season in August – NBC Sports
Mercifully, the LA Galaxy’s 2017 season is over. Though it might not yet be official (they’ve still got nine more games to play, sadly), Sunday’s 3-0 Cali Clasico defeat at the hands of the San Jose Earthquakes leaves Sigi Schmid’s side 13 points adrift of the Western Conference’s sixth and final playoff place, with four teams currently standing between them and postseason participation.
Galaxy snakebit against Quakes – Prost Amerika
Mired in a two-month long winless streak, the recent misfortunes of the Los Angeles Galaxy could not be anymore pronounced on Sunday afternoon against their rivals from Northern California. A shot off the framework, a penalty that was overturned to a free kick via video review and a debatable straight red card were all reminiscent of the struggles currently befuddling the Galaxy in its 3-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes at StubHub Center.
Crew Continues Mini-Streak with 2-1 Win Over FC Dallas – Columbus Underground
Columbus Crew SC took three more important points on Saturday evening with goals from Ola Kamara and Jonathan Mensah continuing the four-game unbeaten mini-streak and giving the home team a 2-1 win over FC Dallas.
No panic from Chicago Fire despite four-game skid – MLS
While the statistics may show not much has changed for the Chicago Fire, their recent run of poor results suggests Veljko Paunovic needs to get back to the drawing board if this season is to live up to its early promise.
There’s no need to panic about Atlanta United – Dirty South Soccer
Let’s have a talk. There’s been a lot of frustration swirling around the Atlanta United community this past week, especially after another lackluster performance was covered up by a lucky late goal in Philadelphia.
D.C. secure third win in a week against New England – Prost Amerika
This time last week D.C. United were in a very dark place. Having not won a match since June and having gone through a flurry of changes unlike anything the club has seen in their 21 seasons it appeared that they would be in for three very long matches in a week’s span. Oh, what a difference a week makes. Thanks to a goal from Luciano Acosta and a lockdown defensive effort United earned their third victory in as many games with a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium.
The Red Side: Red Bulls Rally for Draw With NYCFC – Empire of Soccer
The New York Red Bulls got only half of the result they wanted against their Hudson River rivals Friday night, rallying on a 70th-minute penalty to get a 1-1 draw with New York City FC.
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, Seattle Sounders FC 1, August 23, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC SOCCER NEWS
CANADA WEST MSOC PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds 1, TWU Spartans 0, August 26, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
‘Birds beat Spartans in fiery clash at Thunderbird Stadium – UBC
A fiery match-up between two division rivals ended as close as it could when the UBC Thunderbirds used a converted penalty kick in the second half by midfielder Kyle Sohi to defeat Trinity Western University 1-0 on Saturday night at Thunderbird Stadium.
Shumbusho header sees UBC Thunderbirds victorious in season opener – AFTN
UBC Thunderbirds got their 2017 Canada West campaign off to a winning start on Friday night with a 1-0 win over lower mainland rivals the University of Fraser Valley Cascades at a packed Thunderbird Stadium.
Timberwolves Men’s Soccer edge Wolfpack – My Prince George Now
The UNBC men’s soccer squad continued its heated rivalry against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack (TRU) on Sunday to conclude the opening weekend of the Canada West soccer season.
WolfPack men’s soccer open season with a tie and a loss – CFJC
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack wrapped up their first Canada West men’s soccer regular season weekend series Sunday (Aug 26) in Prince George. The WolfPack fell victim to the host University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves 2-1. This followed a draw on Saturday (Aug 25).
Goals from Minhas, Hartley boost Cascades to 2-2 draw with Vikes – UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team picked up its first point of the young Canada West season, rallying to tie the Victoria Vikes 2-2 on the road.
Vikes drop season opener to explosive Spartans – UVic
Three goals and one assist from Leighton Johnson allowed the Trinity Western University Spartans to cruise to a 5-1 victory over the UVic Vikes on Aug. 25 at UVic, in what was both teams first game of the 2017 Canada West season.
Powerful T-Bird strike force sinks Clan in exhibition play – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds forward trio of seniors Jasmin Dhanda and Aman Shergill along with first-year Danielle Steer look poised to give opposing back lines fits in the coming Canada West season, as they produced three goals in a 3-0 victory over cross town rivals Simon Fraser in an exhibition match played Saturday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium.
It’s time to give the game back to the kids (Part 1) – Comox Valley Record
It is time to shift away from all the opinions, negativity and misconduct when it comes to youth soccer. In this day and age, it seems that no program is good enough, no coach is ever given enough credit, nor the volunteers, and the hardest part is that there is a tremendous amount of expertise coming from the sidelines which generally does not involve the highly educated soccer folks who are working hard to make the game a safe, enjoyable and rewarding experience for youth.
It’s time to give the game back to the kids (Part 2) – Comox Valley Record
How many of you are familiar with the saying, ‘There are too few volunteers and far too many critics?’ In my experience, there is always a need for more volunteers, but few are available to fill those roles. So, the workload of many ends up in the hands of a few. Far too common.
BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book Recommendations – BC 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, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in Review – BCSA
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, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
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!
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.
Introducing BC Soccer Web Syndication – BC Soccer Web
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.
Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! – BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Canada Soccer opens camp north of Toronto ahead of Saturday 2 September match – CSA
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team have opened camp this week in Alliston, Ontario in preparation for a big international test against Jamaica. Head Coach Octavio Zambrano and players have gathered this week to build on the positive momentum from a June home win and a quarter-finals run at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Dinos fall prey to Golden Bears’ onslaught – Canada West
Under the 30°C sun, the Calgary Dinos faced the heat both from the weather and their competition on the soccer field Sunday afternoon. The Canada West coaches’ favourite Alberta Golden Bears silenced the Dinos with an authoritative 5-0 win.
Huskies soccer opens Canada West season with sweep of Pronghorns – Star-Phoenix
Kwame Opoku has yet to attend a class at the University of Saskatchewan, but he’s already helping his school earn wins on the soccer pitch.
Cougars drop second home game in heartbreaking fashion – Canada West
Mount Royal Cougars dropped a 2-0 lead against a surging Grant MacEwen Griffins Sunday afternoon who managed to claw back into the game late in the second half, netting three unanswered goals in the final 10 minutes to steal three points from the home side. The Cougars finish off an opening weekend home stand at Cougar Stadium Field with a record of 0-0-2.
OUA women’s soccer: Marauders concede late to split points in 2-2 draw with Hawks – Hamilton Spectator
Dangerous on the offensive end, the Marauders were once again denied the full three points at home Sunday through defensive letdowns.
OUA men’s soccer: Monteiro’s second goal of weekend puts McMaster past Laurier – Hamilton Spectator
Low on chances and drama, Sunday’s match tilted in McMaster’s favour in the second half, and the Marauders promptly snuffed any chance their second win of the season had to get away.
USports Women’s Soccer Results & Schedule – USports
Complete results from the opening weekend of USports Women’s Soccer.
USports Men’s Soccer Results & Schedule – USports
Complete results from the opening weekend of USports Men’s Soccer.
Excalibur falter in soccer openers – Peterborough Examiner
Trent Excalibur soccer teams dropped their OUA season openers on the road in Ottawa on the weekend.
Saskatoon HUSA Alumni win Saskatchewan provincial title – CSA
Saskatoon HUSA Alumni went unchallenged to win their ninth Saskatchewan provincial title and qualify for the 2017 Toyota National Championships. The Saskatoon winners have been Saskatchewan’s representatives in the men’s Challenge Trophy finals every year since 2009.
FC Winnipeg Lions win 10th Manitoba Cup provincial title – CSA
FC Winnipeg Lions won their 10th Manitoba Cup provincial title to qualify for the 2017 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy finals. FC Winnipeg Lions won the men’s final 3:1 over Winnipeg Ital-Inter SC on Saturday 26 August, their second consecutive provincial title and 10th title in 23 years since 1995.
Raposo sizes up a career in soccer – Hamilton Spectator
Despite his diminutive stature, Ryan Taposois a rising star who might already be the best player in this city. The 18-year-old was repeatedly named the top player on his St. Thomas More high school team. The other day he was named MVP of the Canada Summer Games soccer tournament where he helped Ontario win gold.
This game was a keeper: Dyer plays the hero again, this time in Newfoundland boys U17 final – The Telegram
Teams from the St. John’s Soccer Association won three titles, the Feildians Athletics Association claimed two crowns and the Conception Bay South Strikers earned one as the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association’s (NLSA) 2017 provincial premier youth league championships were decided Sunday.
Connaught Series: Toronto Scottish FC win three Canadian titles – CSA
Toronto Scottish FC were the best in Canada’s east from 1931 to 1933: three-time eastern champions in Canada’s inter-provincial playdowns; twice Dominion of Canada Football Champions, first in 1932 and then again in 1933; and finally international winners in a challenge match between amateur champions from Canada and USA.
Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 November – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
WFC2 2 LA GALAXY II 1
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017
McLEOD ATHLETIC PARK, LANGLEY, BC.
Campbell, Amanda lead WFC2 to 2-1 victory over Los Dos – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency graduates Terran Campbell and Gloire Amanda notched their third goals of the season for Whitecaps FC 2 (6W-13L-7D) in a 2-1 victory over LA Galaxy II (6W-14L-4D) on Sunday afternoon at McLeod Athletic Park.
WFC2 Snaps Streak, Defeats Los Dos – USL
Gloire Amanda scored a late winner as Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 took a 2-1 victory against the LA Galaxy II on Sunday afternoon at MacLeod Athletic Park.
RECAP | Eddies extend unbeaten run to four with 2-1 win over Deltas – FC Edmonton
Four games unbeaten, second road win and first pro goal for midfielder Allan Zebie in first-ever victory over the expansion side.
Zebie’s goal the difference as 10-man Eddies beat 10-man Deltas – the11.ca
Sometimes it’s easy to pick out the dominant storyline from a game, and build a narrative from there. But, there were so many wild swings in FC Edmonton’s 2-1 win at San Francisco on Saturday night, it’s hard to know where to begin.
SF Deltas can’t finish, lose to FC Edmonton at home – SF Gate
Despite dominating the possession and the chances all match, the San Francisco Deltas were unable to defeat visiting FC Edmonton at Kezar on Saturday, falling 2-1.
Stoppage-Time Goal Earns Ottawa Vital Draw – USL
Ramon Martin Del Campo scrambled home an equalizer in stoppage time as Ottawa Fury FC picked up a 2-2 draw against the New York Red Bulls II in front of 6,694 fans at TD Place Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Match Recap: Fury FC vs New York Red Bulls II – Ottawa Fury
Martin Del Campo’s stoppage time equalizer scores Fury FC vital point in playoff race.
Toronto FC II upset Charlotte Independence with stunning three-goal comeback – Waking the Red
Toronto FC II pulled off a massive comeback on the road Saturday night, coming back from two first half goals with three in a seven-minute span after Charlotte’s Alex Martinez was shown a red card following an altercation with Jordan McCrary.
North Carolina Scores Late in Cosmos Third Straight Draw – Empire of Soccer
An impressive rally in the second half of Saturday’s bout against North Carolina FC (1-1-4, 7 points Fall; 7-8-7, 28 points Combined) had the New York Cosmos (1-1-3, 6 Fall, 7-5-9, 30 Combined) a few minutes away from their first win since July. Instead, a lapse in marking the 90th minute left them with their third straight draw and little breathing room in the NASL’s Combined Standings.
Phoenix Supporters walk out after anti-Nazi banner removed from soccer game – KGUN
Members of Phoenix Rising FC’s unofficial supporters’ section walked out of Saturday night’s game after the team removed a politically charged banner from the section.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Monday Morning Wakeup: NWSL Week 18 – The Equalizer
Results & standings from NWSL Week 18.
Kerr Ties NWSL Scoring Record in Sky Blue Win – Empire of Soccer
By Sky Blue standards it was pretty boring. A routine game with only one goal scored. But after a week-worth of fireworks and drama, maybe it was OK for Sky Blue to have a routine 1-0 game. And besides, Sam Kerr scored a record-tying goal so how bad could it be?
Serious Playoff Implications in NWSL Cascadia Derby in Seattle – Prost Amerika
There were 15 points left for teams to grab going into match 20 on the NWSL calendars this weekend. For the teams in the log jam near the playoff red line, each of those points has season success or failure implications.
Red Stars Pick Up Away Win in Washington – Prost Amerika
The Chicago Red Stars picked up a valuable three points at a place where they have always had a hard time over the Washington Spirit, 2-1, at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The win ends a three-match losing streak and keeps the Red Stars in third place in the NWSL and three points clear of 5th-place Sky Blue FC.
Route Two Soccer – Handicapping the Playoff Run-in – Backline Soccer
The NWSL season is entering its squeaky-bum period, with five weeks to go and very little settled. North Carolina are as close to a lock as you can get at this point, with a five point lead over second place and a game in hand (against last place Washington) to boot. But outside of the Courage, the table is full of questions.
Toppserien Week 15 – Review: The fight for third place is heating up – Vavel
Klepp earns a vital win, while Vålerenga continues their winning ways. Elsewhere LSK got an expected win and now have a five point lead at the top of the table.
#SBSSWPL Preview – 27/8/17 – Scottish WPL
The SWPL 1 returns after the mid-season break, and there are two big derbies in both divisions. In SBSSWPL 1, Rangers play Celtic whilst in the SBSSWPL 2, EUHV host Hearts.
Westfield Matildas youngster signs with Canberra – W-League
Canberra United have confirmed the signing of Westfield Matildas defender Ellie Carpenter for the upcoming W-League season.
FA struggling to close the credibility gap in Eni Aluko affair – The Guardian
On the back of everything that has come out lately in the Eni Aluko affair, I have been doing a little digging in the last few days to look at how the previous Football Association regime reacted when Roy Hodgson tried to home-spin a joke and got himself into all sorts of bother at half‑time of England’s World Cup qualifier against Poland in October 2013.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Sunday European Rewind: Liverpool thumps Arsenal, Chelsea blanks Everton, and more – SBI
Liverpool capped a great week, drubbing EPL rivals Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp saw four different players find the back of the net in a dominant performance on Merseyside. Roberto Firmino’s 17th-minute finish opened the scoring for the Reds, before Sadio Mane’s curled-effort doubled the lead before halftime.
‘Arsenal are in crisis’ – Wenger warned by Keown following Anfield humbling – SN
Arsenal are now in “crisis” according to former defender Martin Keown, who has questioned Arsene Wenger’s decision-making following Sunday’s embarrassing 4-0 loss to Liverpool.
Real Madrid held to draw by Valencia despite Asensio heroics – Sportsnet
Real Madrid needed a late goal by Marco Asensio to salvage a 2-2 draw against Valencia in its home opener in the Spanish league on Sunday.
Lionel Messi scores 350th La Liga goal as Barcelona canter past Alavés – The Guardian
Lionel Messi made amends for a missed first-half penalty by scoring both goals as Barcelona won 2-0 at Alavés on Saturday.
Dembele pens five-year Barcelona deal to complete €105m transfer – Four Four Two
Ousmane Dembele is in place as Neymar’s replacement at Barcelona after signing a five-year deal.
Burnley stuns Tottenham with late equalizer at Wembley – National Post
Burnley stunned Tottenham with a stoppage-time equalizer on Sunday as Chris Wood clinched a 1-1 draw in the Premier League to prolong the north London club’s miserable record at Wembley Stadium.
Sterling sees red as late winner sparks mayhem, police probe – Toronto Star
Man City winger sent off for celebration, Sergio Aguero argues with cops as joyous away fans spill onto pitch.
Frank de Boer’s future at Crystal Palace in serious doubt after poor start – The Guardian
Frank de Boer’s future as Crystal Palace manager is in serious doubt after only three Premier League games in charge with the club’s hierarchy understood to be deeply unimpressed with the start he has made in English football and increasingly unconvinced he will be willing to adapt his approach and instigate a revival.
Week 4 review: Paris, Monaco maintain perfect starts – Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco both made easy work of high-flying opponents to break free atop the table with only goal difference to separate them. Meanwhile Amiens won their first-ever match in France’s top flight.
Cutrone scores again for AC Milan; Napoli tops Atalanta – Sportsnet
AC Milan brought in high-profile players in the off-season, but it is a youth academy graduate who is proving the difference.
Guadalajara teams suffering in Liga MX Apertura – ESPN FC
Five storylines from round seven of matches in the Liga MX 2017 Apertura ahead of the international break.
Timo Werner scores twice as Leipzig beats Freiburg – Sportsnet
Timo Werner’s first two goals of the season helped Leipzig secure its first win with a 4-1 victory over Freiburg on Sunday.
Bundesliga: Nuri Sahin inspires Dortmund, Robert Lewandowski brace lifts Bayern – DW
A second-half goal from Hannover debutant Jonathas gave the newly-promoted Reds their second win of the season against a poor Schalke. Earlier, RB Leipzig blew Freiburg away with a stunning second half performance.
Scottish Premiership round-up: Abderdeen go top as Celtic rally to stay unbeaten – Sky Sports
Aberdeen moved top of the Premiership as champions Celtic needed a late Callum McGregor strike to salvage a point and preserve their long unbeaten run.
Craig Levein: Hearts director of football returns to dugout as manager – BBC Sport
Hearts director of football Craig Levein has been appointed as the club’s new manager.
Boca Juniors return from Shanghai very difficult, says Carlos Tevez – ESPN FC
Carlos Tevez admitted the possibility of playing once again for Boca Juniors “is very difficult” ahead of the veteran forward’s return to Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.
Japan hosts Australia in what could be Asia’s definitive World Cup qualifier – ESPN FC
“To make it to such a prestigious tournament, you have to beat the best.” Tim Cahill’s words on Fox Sports echoed out in anticipation following the draw for the third round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Boxall: Confederations Cup experience was invaluable – FIFA
It has been a busy year for New Zealand. After securing their place in the Oceania zone qualifying play-off for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ in March, Anthony Hudson’s side got to visit the host nation at the recent FIFA Confederations Cup.
FIFA 18: EA Sports brings stadium total to over 75 with four new venues – Fansided
A new MLS stadium, two new Premier League venues and Atlético Madrid’s new digs bring new dynamics to FIFA 18 for gamers this year, making the beautiful game even more beautiful.
When good TV goes bad: how MOTD went OTT – The Guardian
The sporting staple once presented nothing but the best of the week’s togger. Then watching it became like taking a Science of Football course in the future.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca