BC Soccer News, Monday, February 27, 2017



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‘Caps acquire midfielder/forward Brek Shea for Giles Barnes in trade with Orlando City SC Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Saturday that the club has acquired midfielder/forward Brek Shea from Orlando City SC in exchange for midfielder/forward Giles Barnes.

Orlando City trades Shea to Whitecaps in exchange for BarnesSBI
Shea joins the Whitecaps after two seasons in Orlando that saw him shift between winger and wing back. The former FC Dallas star is a two-time MLS All-Star and has made 34 senior appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team. Last season, Shea started 22 matches, contributing three goals and two assists.

Caps’ fresh face Fredy Montero still has the hunger for titles, the thirst for goalsVancouver Sun
Fredy Montero might have been unaware that his friend and former Seattle Sounders teammate, Brad Evans, gave him a blast last week when Montero signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Q&A: Davies dishes on dancing, public speaking, and moreWhitecaps FC
We sit down with 16-year-old Alphonso Davies ahead of his first full season in MLS. Catch Davies and the ‘Caps in action on Thursday as Whitecaps FC host New York Red Bulls in their first home match of 2017 .

Episode 178 – The AFTN Soccer Show (History Awaits with Carl Robinson, Rich Fagan, and Jake Nerwinski)AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps have one foot in the CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals following last week’s first leg at New York Red Bulls. Can they make history?

Javier Hernandez in negotiations with MLS over possible move – sourcesESPN FC
There are bound to be other suitors interested in securing Hernandez’s services given his international profile, and Leverkusen will be keen to cash in while it still can. So it’s possible that MLS’s hand could be forced to pay a transfer fee if the competition for Hernandez heats up.

Filling the gaps – Portland Timbers hope key additions take them back to the topSN
Coming off a MLS Cup win in 2015, the Portland Timbers fell flat in 2016. Caleb Porter has no doubt why that happened.

Armchair Analyst: Roster build status for all 22 MLS teams ahead of 2017MLS
Ok, it’s now officially one week before the season starts, and nearly every big move has been made. We’ve seen plenty of preseason games, we know – in a general/hopeful kind of way – what shape teams will play, and whether it’ll be on the front or back foot.

Columbus Claims Second Carolina Challenge CupUSL
Columbus Crew SC claimed the 2017 Carolina Challenge Cup as Niko Hansen’s second-half goal earned a 1-0 victory against Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday evening at MUSC Health Stadium. The CCC title was Crew SC’s second in the tournament’s history, with Columbus having won the inaugural event in 2004.

MLS expansion history: Just how tough is the task for Atlanta, Minnesota?MLS
Minnesota United FC and Atlanta United FC will debut as Major League Soccer’s 21st and 22nd member clubs when the 2017 season officially kicks off next weekend.

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Whitecaps FC expand Northern Academy to Prince Rupert, Terrace, and KitimatWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Friday that the club’s Northern Academy Centre network has expanded west to include programs in Prince Rupert, Terrace, and Kitimat. The new programs are in partnership with the Prince Rupert Youth Soccer Association (PRYSA), the Terrace Youth Soccer Association (TYSA), and the Kitimat Youth Soccer Association (KYSA). They join current programs at the main Northern Academy Centre in Prince George, as well as the Cariboo.

TSS FC Rovers affordable ticket pricing strategy gets club off to winning startAFTN
The club’s pricing structure has already proved popular, with a number of supporters snapping up their tickets on the first day, and the value on offer, along with the chance to enjoy football back at Swangard again, has gone down well with a number of supporters.

TSS Rovers launch website & 2017 Season Ticket CampaignTSS Rovers
TSS FC Rovers play their inaugural season in the PDL at iconic Swangard Stadium. Season Tickets are $70 for Adults, $49 for U12 Youth.

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!

TSS FC Rovers Open TryoutsTSS Rovers
Vancouver’s newest team, TSS FC Rovers, is looking for Canada’s best up and coming players to play for their first squad in 2017. If you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, could possibly play for our national team one day, and meet the age requirment of 23 and under, we want to see you play!

To our Readers: A Choice BC Soccer Web
Soccer has brought us to the United States many times. It’s a great place with decent people. We especially look forward to our Cascadia trips to Seattle and Portland. They’re incredible cities with wonderful supporters. That’s why it was so disheartening to see chaos and fear take hold in the airports and borders of our neighbours to the south.

FVSL All-Stars to face WFC2 in MarchBC Soccer Web
January snow and ice in the Lower Mainland put the brakes on the annual clash between the Fraser Valley Soccer League All-Stars and the best from the VISL this year. That hasn’t stopped the FVSL from planning an ambitious All-Star series in March.

BC Soccer Assoc. is Now Accepting 2016-2017 Awards NominationsBCSA
We are pleased to inform everyone that BC soccer Assoc. is currently accepting Awards nominations until the submission deadline date of March 31, 2017. Selection of the award recipients is based on many factors including the individual’s commitment, community involvement and willingness to give back to the game. This year any BC Soccer Assoc. member and their affiliate clubs may submit a nomination.

2017 BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors for terms commencing June, 2017 (following the BC Soccer Annual General Meeting).

Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on saleHighlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!

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VMSL PHOTOS: Richmond FC Hibs 1, ICSF Columbus FC 0, November 5, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

MWSL PHOTOS: Van United Primas 0, Fraser Valley Action 2, October 30, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

PHOTOS: GNAC Women’s Soccer: SFU 1 Concordia U. (Ore.) 0, October 20, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

2016 BC Soccer Provincial Cup Photo Galleries BC Soccer Web
Westhills Stadium & Goudy Park in Langford hosted the 2016 BC Soccer Adult Provincial Cup Finals. It was a thrilling weekend of soccer on Vancouver Island that saw seven champions crowned. Richmond FC & Surrey Pegasus qualified for the National Championships this Fall in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Both Coquitlam Metro-Ford Masters & Classics sides qualified for the Western Canadian Masters Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In all, it was a clean sweep for teams from the VMSL & MWSL. Monique Lamoureux & Bill Currie from BC Soccer Web were on location that weekend, capturing the all the action.

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.

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Canada Soccer looking for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors starting May 2017CSA
Deadline for application is 4:00 pm ET on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.

Canada finish 10th at the CONCACAF Beach Soccer ChampionshipCSA
Canada have finished in 10th place at the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship following one week in Nassau, Bahamas. Canada posted two wins, one draw, and three losses in six matches, falling 5:6 after extra time in the match for 9th place against 2015 CONCACAF runners up Costa Rica.

Hiebert, Lucas named Manitoba Soccer players of the yearCSA
Manitoba Soccer have honoured outstanding players of the year Kyle Hiebert for the Frank Capasso Award and Karin Lucas for the Christine O’Connor Award. The two youth player awards went to Thomas Chaloupa for the Harry Harwood Award and Gabrielle Viver-Hannay for the Lorrie Thompson Award.

Local Youth Soccer Players Learn What it Takes To Become A ProAM 800
Windsor TFC held its coaches and parents soccer clinic on Saturday. The clinic was run by Windsor-native and University of Maryland soccer coach Sasho Cirovski and Michigan State University coach Damon Rensing.

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Honors End Even between Cincinnati, OttawaUSL
Ottawa Fury FC and FC Cincinnati played to a 1-1 draw in a preseason exhibition on Saturday evening at IMG Academy as Carl Haworth’s second-half equalizer for Fury FC cancelled out a late first-half goal by FCC’s Djiby Fall.

Sansara hopes impact with FC Edmonton goes beyond the pitch in 2017FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton’s latest addition to the backline Netan Sansara looks to leave his mark in Edmonton in several different ways.

Tight at the top across EuropeFIFA
We round up the top women’s leagues ahead of the international break, during which we will focus on the annual Algarve Cup, the women’s Cyprus Cup and the SheBelieves Cup.

Ellis explains SheBelieves Cup roster changesThe Equalizer
On Friday afternoon, Jill Ellis released the United States women’s national team’s updated 23-player roster for the SheBelieves Cup. Originally Ellis called 25 players into the USWNT, which kicked off on February 20 in Orlando, with the intention of cutting two players before the tournament begins next week.

WSL 2 – Week Two Review: Bees sting Watford in dramatic finishVavel
A thrilling match day resulted in some twists and shocks that included London Bees turning round a two goal deficit to grab the three points.

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Sunday European Rewind: Man United lifts EFL Cup; Barcelona, Real Madrid win late; and moreSBI
Manchester United hoisted the English League Cup for the fifth time in their history on Sunday after defeating Southampton, 3-2, at Wembley Stadium.

Allegri expecting ‘angry’ Napoli in Coppa Italia semi-final showdownSN
Massimiliano Allegri is expecting to come up against an “angry” Napoli side when Juventus take the field for the Coppa Italia semi-final.

Hours after Barcelona took La Liga lead, Real Madrid took it backFox Sports
With three goals in 20 minutes on Sunday, Real Madrid made sure that Barcelona’s stint at the top of the Spanish league didn’t last more than a few hours.

Week 27 review: Five-star PSG hammer OM as top four winLigue 1
PSG’s 5-1 romp in Marseille surely boosted the reigning champions’ confidence, but with Monaco, Nice and Lyon also victorious, the title race remains poised, with the principality club still three points clear at the top.

Club America use Cruz Azul as a reboundProst Amerika
It was a very difficult week for Club America. Losing the SuperClasico to arch-rivals Chivas during Week 7 of the 2017 Clausura season of Liga MX did not sit well with the fans. Fortunately for Club America next up on their agenda was local Mexico City rivals Cruz Azul.

VIDEO:  America’s soccer migrants: the US footballers crossing Mexico’s borderThe Guardian
Despite President Donald Trump’s rhetoric about Mexicans crossing the border to the US, American soccer players such as Omar Gonzalez are heading south for new opportunities, more money and a better standard of football. The Guardian travels to Pachuca, Torreón and Guadalajara to speak to top clubs, US immigrant players and Mexico legend Jared Borgetti – who find the prospect of a border wall at odds with the reality of the two nations’ interdependent relationship.

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