VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
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MLS MATCHDAY #17
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
17 down, 17 to go: Where do the ‘Caps stand at the midway point? – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have officially hit the midway point of the 2017 MLS regular season after a 3-2 win over New York City FC Wednesday night at BC Place. That puts the ‘Caps on 24 points with a 7W-7L-3D record and sixth place in the Western Conference – just above the red line.
Beyond the Lens – Temperature Control – Eighty-Six Forever
No need to re-hash recent events in so much to say that Canada’s win over French Guiana could’ve been deemed as a should win and the Caps win over NYCFC, while as not expected, gave both fans of Canada and the Caps something to buzz about.
Rookie Jake Nerwinski earns first MLS Team of the Week selection – Whitecaps FC
They say in professional sports you must make the most of the opportunities given, and Whitecaps FC rookie Jake Nerwinski certainly did that on Wednesday night at BC Place, setting up the game-winning goal in a thrilling 3-2 win over star-studded New York City FC.
Pro forma: The state and future of Vancouver’s pro sports franchises – The Province
With the Canucks looking to retain their fanbase as they hit hard times and the Whitecaps and Lions scrambling to increase theirs, we take a look at all three franchises from ownership on down to see where they stand in Vancouver’s sporting landscape.
Is the future finally now for Darren Mattocks? – MLS
Something changes for Mattocks in tournament play, particularly when he dons the gold and black of Jamaica. Maybe it’s simple coincidence, or the different landscape of international soccer. But in the compact confines of an event like the Gold Cup, where every minute takes on added significance compared to the long grind of a full club season? Watch out.
What you need to know: MLS secondary transfer window opens today – Whitecaps FC
Major League Soccer is open for business. Today marks the opening of the league’s secondary transfer window – one of two periods on the calendar in which teams can acquire new players via intra-league trades or international transfers/loans. Teams can sign free agents at any time, but it is only within the transfer windows that they can bring in players currently under contract in another country.
As summer transfer window arrives, Real Salt Lake explores options to reshape roster to Petke’s liking – Salt Lake Tribune
MLS teams generally make fewer moves over the summer window than they do during the primary transfer window (Feb. 14 to May 8 this year). But for a team with a head coach who started in late March, it’s a chance to begin building something new.
Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas | 2017 US Open Cup Preview – MLS
One of two noteworthy things is guaranteed to happen on Tuesday night, when Sporting Kansas City host FC Dallas in the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
‘A profound loss’: Cerner CEO & Sporting KC Owner Neal Patterson dies from cancer at age 67 – Kansas City Star
Neal Patterson, co-founder and CEO of Cerner Corp. and a principal owner of Sporting Kansas City, died Sunday at age 67, according to a statement from Cerner.
Dempsey scores again as Sounders, Frankfurt play to draw – SBI
With the MLS calendar empty for the weekend, the Seattle Sounders hosted Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in a friendly at CenturyLink Field on Saturday afternoon, playing to a 1-1 draw in a match noteworthy for another Clint Dempsey goal.
Which MLS teams are getting most from their money? – AJC
The release of each team’s salaries by the MLS Players Union has enabled the building of a snapshot of points-per-dollars spent through the first eight weeks of the season.
MLS teams and their money, part 2 – AJC
After I published a list of MLS teams and their dollars-per-point spending , some of you asked me to bring it back at some point during the season.
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, New York City FC 2, July 5, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC SOCCER NEWS
BC Provincial A Championships Results – BCSA
Complete results from the BC Provincial A Championships (Male & Female) held in Surrey July 6-9.
The U13 – U18 Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup – BCSA
Complete results from the BC Provincial B Championships (Male) held in Vernon July 6-9.
2017 Girl’s Provincial B Cup Results – BCSA
Complete results from the BC Provincial B Championships (Female) held in Surrey July 6-9.
Highlanders Capture Juan de Fuca Plate with 2-0 Win Over Rovers – Highlanders FC
Highanders FC (4W-0D-8L) defeated Premier Development League (PDL) rival TSS FC Rovers (2W-3D-8L), 2-0 on July 9, defending their 2014 Juan de Fuca Plate title in the 2017 edition of the supporter-driven competition at Centennial Stadium.
Erik Hurtado’s How-To’s: Whitecaps forward visits Nelson – BC Local News
Erik Hurtado had some simple advice for Nelson’s future soccer stars — keep their eyes on the ball. The Vancouver Whitecaps forward was in town Thursday as part of the club’s annual summer skills camp at Lakeside Park.
KYSA introduces program for physically, mentally disabled – Kamloops This Week
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is introducing a new initiative as part of its summer drop-in program.
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.
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.
PDL PHOTOS: TSS Rovers 2 Lane Utd. 2, May 12, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
3V3 LIVE NATIONAL SOCCER TOUR COMES TO ABBOTSFORD – 3v3 Live Canada
3v3 Live Soccer Tour and Holbrook Sports Management are excited to announce the expansion of the 3v3 Live Soccer Tour into the Canadian soccer market. With the first event previously announced to take place on the August 19/20 weekend in Surrey, BC, the 3v3 Soccer Tour will expand to Abbotsford, BC, on August 20 and will include men’s and women’s open divisions.
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.
REVIEW: The Miracle Mile. Stories of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – BC BookLook
Author Jason Beck is curator of the BC Sports Hall of Fame in BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, and convenor two years ago of an excellent exhibition about the 1954 Games. In his first book, he proves to be a meticulous researcher, a compelling story-teller, and a crafty realist who knows how to hook his readers. Watch how, two pages into the book, he uses filmic technique to evoke the arriving athletes’ youthful buzz and give period colouring and costuming, but then smartly moves his camera in to introduce his stars.
TSS Rovers launch website & 2017 Season Ticket Campaign – TSS 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 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!
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.
Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on sale – Highlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!
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
CONCACAF GOLD CUP 2017
CANADA vs. COSTA RICA
GROUP A: MATCHDAY #2
TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017, 4:30 PM
BBVA COMPASS STADIUM, HOUSTON, TX
TV: TSN 1 ONLINE: TSN GO
Canada youth shows plenty of promise in Gold Cup opener – MLS
It took six years of waiting, and ended up being far scarier than necessary, but Canada can finally celebrate another victory at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Canadian Premier League nabs Hamilton soccer chief John Gibson – Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton’s John Gibson, who has been working behind the scenes advising the league, has been appointed director of interprovincial affairs for the CPL.
VIDEO: Moncton Hopes to Get Professional Soccer – CTV Atlantic
Moncton is exploring the possibility of getting a team in the Canadian Premier League.
World Indigenous Nations Games come to a close in Alberta – CBC
More than 1,500 hundred athletes representing all seven geopolitical regions of the world have been on Treaty Six territory near Edmonton competing in events, including: lacrosse, archery, soccer, swimming and canoeing.
Saskatoon Olympian promoting play in Ghana – CBC
A professional soccer player from Saskatoon, Sask. is helping kids in Ghana learn the importance of playing around. Canadian bronze medalist in women’s soccer, Kaylyn Kyle, is in the west African country with Olympic figure skater Joannie Rochette, Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau and the organization Right to Play.
Vandal to pay for soccer fields repairs – Kingston Whig-Standard
The teen charged with destroying four soccer fields in the city’s east end will be paying for the repairs, say Kingston Police.
Connaught Series: Winnipeg Scottish FC wins 1915 championship – CSA
For the competition’s third year, the Connaught Series format was changed, this time pitting the best from the “east” (Ontario-Québec) against the best from the “west” (Manitoba-New Ontario). After winning their respective semi-finals, Toronto Lancashire FC hosted Winnipeg Scottish FC in the 1915 Dominion final at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.
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
COLORADO SWITCHBACKS FC 2 WFC2 2
SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017
WEIDNER FIELD, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.
WFC2, Switchbacks FC battle to 2-2 draw – Whitecaps FC
Spencer Richey made five saves for Whitecaps FC 2 (4W-8L-4D) in a 2-2 draw with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (6W-6L-6D) on Saturday at Weidner Field.
Miami Demolishes Deltas to Claim Spring Title – Empire of Soccer
There is no doubting Miami FC’s (10-2-3, 33 points) supremacy over the rest of the North American Soccer League after Saturday’s 7-0 trouncing of the San Francisco Deltas (7-3-5). With the lopsided result, Miami locked up the league Spring Season championship and a postseason berth.
NASL Rewind: Miami FC claims Spring crown in blowout – Soccer America
Second-year NASL club Miami FC won the 2017 NASL Spring Championship by blowing out San Francisco, 7-0. Brazilian Stefano Pinho scored four against the Deltas as Miami clinched with a game to spare.
Pass the ketchup: FC Edmonton overcomes adversity with comeback win over NCFC – the11.ca
It’s the second half of Friday’s game between FC Edmonton and North Carolina FC at Clarke Field. The Eddies are down 1-0. They have lost the previous four games they’ve played by 1-0 scorelines. The Eddies have hit a post and have had two shots — in the same attacking sequence — cleared off the line. It feels like the soccer gods have decreed that the Eddies will never score again.
FC Edmonton starting to become an attraction – Edmonton Sun
Since their inception in 2010, the North American Soccer League club has struggled to consistently draw good crowds. Things are changing this season, however, as there are noticeable improvements in attendance at Clarke Stadium.
Luca Uccello wonder strike spurs Toronto FC II to victory over Ottawa Fury – Waking the Red
Toronto FC II put an end to both their losing streak and defensive woes on Saturday night with a 1-0 win over Ottawa Fury FC at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.
Reid’s move to the Ottawa Fury from FC Dallas creates more questions than answers – the11.ca
As part of its plan to help build Canadian content in the league, MLS and one of its prime sponsors created the Generation Adidas Canada program ahead of the 2017 SuperDraft. Basically, it extended the GA program already in place, so that some slots would specifically target Canadian-national-team-eligible players. Players would get a salary well above the rookie minimum, and wouldn’t count against the salary cap.
USL MATCH RECAP | Portland Timbers 2: 3, LA Galaxy II: 4 – Timbers.com
Playing the first of a two-match home stand, T2 fell 4-3 to LA Galaxy II at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon. Midfielder Victor Arboleda, forward Jeremy Ebobisse and defender Max Ornstil each recorded a goal, while defender Marco Farfan tallied two assists.
Drogba Strikes, Rising FC, OCSC Finish Even – USL
Didier Drogba’s stoppage-time free kick earned Phoenix Rising FC a 1-1 draw with Orange County SC on Saturday night at Orange County Great Park as both sides scored late in a dramatic conclusion.
Bethlehem Steel FC sweeps season series with New York Red Bulls II with 2-0 victory – Philly Soccer Page
Late Sunday afternoon at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem Steel FC swept the 2017 season series against New York Red Bulls II with a score of 2-0.
Miami FC vs. FC Cincinnati | 2017 US Open Cup Preview – MLS
Somebody’s Cinderella story is about to reach an unhappy ending.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
NWSL Rewind: Dash’s Morales rips ref after Lloyd red card – Soccer America
For the second time in seven weeks, Carli Lloyd was red carded, sent off in Houston’s 1-1 tie with Portland for a foul on the Thorns’ Mallory Weber. The decision by referee Christina Unkel stunned Lloyd, who said the Dash will appeal.
Reign fall to Courage in Carolina – GoalWA
After a two hour weather delay, Seattle Reign FC fell 2-0 in their first-ever match against the North Carolina Courage. This is Seattle’s third loss on the season, tied for least in the league, and all three have come in road matches.
A Late Goal Gives Portland a Point on the Road – Prost Amerika
In a game that was delayed for about two hours due to severe weather, Lindsey Horan scored a late goal in the match to give Portland one point on the road. Houston, on the other hand, continues to get important points as they attempt to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
Kerr’s Hat Trick Sparks Sky Blue Comeback – Empire of Soccer
The milestones were nice but the victory was even sweeter for Sky Blue on Saturday night. Playing in their record 100th National Women’s Soccer League game, Sky Blue spotted FC Kansas City a two-goal lead after a half before scoring three goals in the final 12 minutes to take a heart-thumping 3-2 victory at Rutgers University’s Yurcak Field.
Women’s EURO 2017 guide: Group A – UEFA
Hosts Netherlands open against 2013 runners-up Norway before facing Denmark and neighbours Belgium: here is all you need to know about UEFA Women’s EURO Group A.
Reds appoint new W-League boss – W-League
Adelaide United have revealed that Ivan Karlović will be the new coach of the club’s Westfield W-League side for the 2017/18 season.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Rooney in emotional Everton return after 13 years at United – Sportsnet
Although the striker left Everton in 2004 in pursuit of glory with Manchester United, the affection for his boyhood club never truly diminished — even while winning every major honour in European soccer with United and becoming the all-time leading scorer for English soccer’s biggest club.
Gold Cup Rewind: Mexico, Jamaica begin Group C in winning fashion – SBI
It was not the prettiest victory by any means, but a Juan Carlos Osorio-less Mexico got things running in the right direction in their CONCACAF Gold Cup opener.
U.S. left frustrated by 1-1 draw vs. Panama in Gold Cup opener – ESPN FC
Three quick thoughts from the United States’ 1-1 draw versus Panama in their 2017 Gold Cup opener on Saturday in Nashville.
Gold Cup: Martinique, sitting top of Group B, is better than you think – SI.com
Saturday night in Nashville, Martinique won 2-0 against Nicaragua, and thanks to the 1-1 draw between the US and Panama, the Caribbean island now sits top of Group B.
Diego Costa misses Chelsea training to secure Atletico move – SN
Diego Costa has not joined up with the rest of the Chelsea team for pre-season training after being granted leave to secure a move to Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea rocked by Lukaku rejection as Conte searches for Costa replacement – ESPN FC
Antonio Conte has good reason to be frustrated and angry at Chelsea’s failure to close a deal for Romelu Lukaku.
Chinese Super League: Shanghai Shenhua deny match-fixing – BBC Sport
Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua say they are taking legal action over match-fixing claims after grabbing a 2-2 draw at Jiangsu Suning.
Spurs deny unfriendly £1bn talkeover deal with Facebook boss Zuckerberg – Inside World Football
English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have denied they are in takeover talks following British media reports of a potential £1 billion deal backed by Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg.
India 2017 draw throws up intriguing ties – FIFA
The Official Draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which will be played in six venues across India between 6 and 28 October 2017, took place on Friday in Mumbai.
Stop shouting: how Sweden tackled misbehaving parents at kids’ football – The Guardian
A survey in Sweden showed the staggering impact pushy parents were having on children. One in three had considered quitting football – so three Stockholm clubs decided to act.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca