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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
L.A. GALAXY vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
MLS MATCHDAY #18
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017, 7:30 PM
STUB HUB CENTER, CARSON, CA.
TV: TSN RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN GO
Bolaños gets Gold Cup call…then not – The Province
Christian Bolaños is not going to the Gold Cup. The Whitecaps winger was originally called up by the Costa Rican national team on Saturday, but following ministrations by Carl Robinson, he’s not going.
Supporters Week – Rain City Brigade – Eighty-Six Forever
In the last of our spotlight looks into the supporters groups in Vancouver, is Rain City Brigade. Founded in 2010, to coincide with the Caps entry into MLS, a group of friends decided to try their own thing, setting up shop in 246, just to the right (if you’re looking at the field) to the Vancouver Southsiders. Known for their black attire, they can now be found in 201, with the tunnel to their right, and the Curva Collective a few sections over.
New York Red Bulls vs. San Jose Earthquakes | 2017 MLS Match Preview – MLS
In a league where few things seem out of reach, a run from seventh place to a third straight finish atop the Eastern Conference isn’t out of the question for the New York Red Bulls – yet. For now, though, they’d like to at least be back in the playoff picture.
LAFC president Tom Penn: ‘Top talent’ will want to play in Los Angeles – ESPN FC
Los Angeles Football Club is interested in signing “Messi, Ronaldo, you name it,” says co-owner and president Tom Penn, who’s confident the world’s “top talent” will want to come to Southern California.
MLS tour of expansion candidate cities continues through Southeast – MLS
This week, MLS officials visit two more expansion cities (Charlotte and Raleigh), but last week Nashville was in the spotlight with the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup coming to town and the city setting a Tennessee soccer-record with 47,622 attending for the July 7 doubleheader.
Atlanta United academy team wins national title – AJC
Atlanta United has won its first trophy. Behind two goals from Andrew Carleton, Atlanta United defeated 2-1 to win the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy national championship on Sunday in the Under-15/16 division.
Supporters Week: Is MLS a friend or foe of supporters culture? – Eighty-Six Forever
Does the league only encourage its hard core fans when its in their best interest?
MLS: A Journey in Space and Time – Soccer Shorts
The news that the BBC have announced Jodie Whittaker (A woman!) to play the role of the thirteenth Doctor Who means two things. Firstly, it’s probably best to avoid Twitter for a while as many “traditionalists” will be undergoing a collective meltdown. Secondly (And far more importantly) it also means that the BBC seem to have rejected my idea for a new time travelling hero “Doctor Today! (It’s always today where he is)”. But never mind for I will now be pitching a series of scripts for the new Doctor based around characters in Major League Soccer.
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
Whitecaps FC U-16s wrap-up season in fourth place of Development Academy – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency boys wrapped up their 2016-17 Development Academy season on Sunday, falling 3-2 to Real Salt Lake AZ in the third place match.
Highlanders 2017 Season Concludes On Positive Note – Highlanders FC
Highlanders FC (5W-1D-8L) concluded the 2017 Premier Development League (PDL) season on a positive note, defeating Seattle Sounders U-23 2-1 on Friday night before battling back to earn a 1-1 draw against Foothills U-23 on Sunday afternoon in Calgary.
Douglas women on 18-month build to soccer championship – Tri-Cities News
The building has begun. This time, there’s a huge carrot dangling as motivation for members of the Douglas College women’s soccer team. The school will be the host of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s 2018 women’s soccer championships.
Join our family: Become a Whitecaps FC Billet Home – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are currently seeking billet homes in the west side of Vancouver for the club’s young players in the Residency 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.
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!
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.
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. JAMAICA
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017, 4:30 PM
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM, GLENDALE, AZ.
TV: TSN2 ONLINE: TSN GO
Canada will face Jamaica in Thursday quarter-finals at CONCACAF Gold Cup – CSA
Undefeated Canada will face Jamaica in the quarter-finals of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team have reached the knock out phase after finishing second in Group A after a 4:2 win over French Guiana, a 1:1 draw with Costa Rica, and an 0:0 draw with Honduras. The Canada-Jamaica match on Thursday 20 July takes place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. The match kicks off at 16.30 local, with a live broadcast on TSN and RDS (19.30 ET / 16.30 PT).
Orlando’s Cyle Larin called into Canada Gold Cup squad; Edwards back to TFC – MLS
Cyle Larin is on his way to join the Canadian national team ahead of their first Gold Cup quarterfinal appearance since 2009.
Canadian coach Zambrano not worrying about next Gold Cup opponent – Sportsnet
The national men’s soccer squad advanced to the quarter-final round with a 0-0 draw against Honduras on Friday night. That gave the Canadians a second-place finish in Group A with five points (1-0-2) through the group phase.
Is it a new era for Canadian soccer? – Sportsday
Octavio Zambrano was brought in March, with an aim to improve the national team for the 2022 World Cup, which is currently scheduled to be played in Qatar. Zambrano has not lost a game since taking over the Canadian post, earning a 2-3-0 record in his games played. But it is more than just his record that has impressed in his short time with the team.
Arfield: Born in Scotland, Playing for Canada – Empire of Soccer
As Canada, under its new coach Octavio Zambrano, tries to resurrect its long-moribund national team program, one of the key additions has been the plucky, tenacious winger Scott Arfield. The Burnley midfielder, who was born in Scotland to a Canadian father, gained a one-time change of association after having played on the youth international level for Scotland.
Quebec City soccer tournament uses sport to fight racism – CBC
About 50 people laced up their cleats and took to the pitch in Quebec City’s Victoria Park on Saturday for a soccer tournament against racism.
Vaughan Azzurri And Woodbridge Strikers Advance To 2017 Men’s L1 Cup Final – League1 Ontario
Vaughan Azzurri and Woodbridge Strikers advanced to the 2017 Men’s L1 Cup Finals on August 6 after respective 2-1 wins over Durham United FA and North Mississauga Panthers in Wednesday night’s semi-finals.
League1 soccer: Lucky seven for Vaughan marksman Whiteman – York Region
Entering Sunday’s match, Vaughan Azzurri’s Jarek Whiteman had a pretty good idea where the net is located. But he couldn’t miss, it seems, in leading his side to an 11-1 rout of Pro Stars FC in a League1 Ontario men’s soccer match played at Avalanche Stadium.
NSSL PREMIER: City remains men’s top team; Dunbrack leads women’s side – Chronicle Herald
Although the standings remain close, Halifax City is proving to be the toast of the 2017 premier men’s edition of the Nova Scotia Soccer League.
Valley soccer continent heads to the indigenous games – Kings County Register
Soccer coach Vance Kruszewski has five Valley players on the Nova Scotia girls soccer team heading to the North American Indigenous Games July 16.
Connaught Series: Calgary Hillhurst FC were first champions from Alberta – CSA
In 1921, Canada Soccer welcomed British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia to their national championships for the first time. Just one year later, a team from Alberta raised the Connaught Cup for the first time as national champions.
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 1 RENO 1868 FC 1
SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017
UBC THUNDERBIRD STADIUM, VANCOUVER, BC
USL PHOTOS: WFC2 1, Reno 1868 FC 1, July 15, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
Bevan gets first ‘Caps goal but Fagan left “disappointed” as WFC2 extend winless run to seven after draw with Reno 1868 – AFTN
It was an end to end encounter that lacked quality in the final third, but WFC2 extended their winless run to seven matches after they could only come away with a 1-1 draw at home to Reno 1868 in front of a season high 1,788 fans at Thunderbird Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Bevan’s Strike Earns WFC2 Draw with Reno – USL
New Zealand U20 international notches equalizer in 1-1 draw.
Hume’s Last-Gasp Goal Earns Ottawa Draw – USL
Tucker Hume’s 89th-minute goal earned Ottawa Fury FC a 1-1 draw with the Rochester Rhinos in front of 5,525 fans at TD Place on Saturday afternoon as a late rally spoiled the Rhinos’ hopes of a third road win this season.
Eddies end Spring Season with 1-0 loss to Cosmos – FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton registered their first official sell-out of 2017 with a loud and passionate crowd of 4,096 fans at Clarke Stadium.
FC Edmonton’s attendance has skyrocketed, now pressure is on to reward those new fans with better performances – the11.ca
FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller said Saturday night that the team is close to signing a new player, and that a deal could be “pushed across the line” in the next week. Miller has a lot of holes to fill. To start the season, the team made the decision to go with a smaller roster than it had in past seasons.
FC Edmonton, Sabri Khattab part ways – FC Edmonton
The 27-year-old Norwegian made 11 appearances during his time with the Eddies after signing with FC Edmonton this past February.
Cosmos Scramble for Win in Spring Season Finale – Empire of Soccer
An opportunistic finish from the youngster Eric Calvillo after a mad scramble in front of goal lifted the New York Cosmos (6-4-6, 24 points) to a 1-0 win at Edmonton (4-11-1, 13) on Saturday and into third in the North American Soccer League’s Spring Season standings heading into the midseason break.
NASL: Miami FC win first title, Spring Season takeaways – MLS Multiplex
The Miami FC earned their first piece of hardware, taking home the NASL Spring Season title. Here’s a look at what else stood out in the first half of play.
FCC Downs City in Front of 11,632 – USL
FC Cincinnati rallied from an early deficit to take a 3-2 victory against Louisville City FC on Saturday night as a Louisville club-record crowd of 11,632 was on hand for the second regular-season edition of the River Cities Cup this season.
Sounders FC 2 falls 2-1 to Orange County at Starfire Stadium – Sounders FC
Despite a first-half goal by David Olsen, Seattle Sounders FC 2 came up short in a 2-1 loss to Orange County SC on Sunday afternoon at Starfire Stadium. It was the first home match in nearly a month for the Rave Green.
Rangers earn 1-0 victory over Timbers 2 to push club-record winning streak to six games – Sporting KC
The Swope Park Rangers defeated Portland Timbers 2 by a 1-0 scoreline on Sunday at Providence Park in Portland, extending their club-record winning streak to six straight regular season matches.
San Francisco Deltas, Verizon Create ‘Augmented Reality Jumbotron’ – Sports Techie
Home games at the historic Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park lack one major convenience modern fans are accustomed to – a video screen. In order to solve this problem, the team has begun development of an augmented reality Jumbotron that fans will be able to access through the SF Deltas app on their smartphones.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Euro Day 1: Netherlands, Denmark win tournament openers – The Equalizer
The Netherlands authored a rousing start to their home European Championship by defeating 2013 runners-up Norway, 1-0, in front of a boisterous crowd at Stadion Galgenwaard in Utrecht. The announced crowd of 21,732—the largest ever to take in a women’s game in the Netherlands—was loud throughout, never more so than after Shanice van de Sanden netted the only goal.
Women’s EURO: every fixture and result – UEFA
UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 is now under way in the Netherlands after the host nation and Denmark kicked off with wins on Sunday. Keep track of all the results and upcoming fixtures.
VIDEO: UEFA TV Streaming all Women’s EURO 2017 Matches – YouTube
You can watch the entire Euro 2017 tournament live on Uefa’s YouTube Channel.
Euro 2017 can change women’s sport, says sports minister – BBC Sport
The sports minister says the women’s Euro 2017 finals can help grow respect for the game across society.
Reign FC host Boston in historic 100th NWSL league match – Prost Amerika
In what was the historic 100th NWSL league match for both clubs, the Seattle Reign FC and Boston Breakers played to a 1-1 draw. Both sidesscored in the first half and despite pressure and opportunities in the second, neither could find the go ahead goal.
Kerr and Sky Blue Do It Again – Empire of Soccer
The magic continues for Sky Blue and Sam Kerr. Kerr scored the tying goal in the 90th minute on Saturday night to rally Sky Blue from a two-goal deficit for the second week in a row. It was Kerr’s 10th goal of the season as Sky Blue (7-6-2, 23 points) erased another two-goal deficit to draw, 2-2, with the Chicago Red Stars ( 7-3-4, 25) in a National Women’s Soccer League match at Yurcak Field.
Aussie women on fire in USA – W-League
Our Westfield Matildas continue to shine in the NWSL with three of our players on target over the weekend in the US.
Rose Reilly: the only Scottish footballer to win the World Cup … as Italy captain – The Guardian
The Scottish FA would not let women play the game, so Reilly set off for Italy and won eight league titles, four Italian cups and the Mundialito Femminile.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Mexico tops Group C after defeating Curaçao – SBI
After finishing first in Group C, Mexico are headed into very familiar territory.
Arena goes with experience — and a few question marks in Gold Cup knockout phase – Soccer America
If a team’s play can be as memorable as it is forgettable, the U.S. did just that in winning — barely — Group B of the 2017 Gold Cup.
Big names set stage for knockout drama – FIFA
The opening week of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup saw the bigger teams pushed hard, however there was little in the way of surprises once the dust settled as 12 became eight.
Tigres UANL beats Chivas Guadalajara and lifts Campeon De Campeones title – Prost Amerika
It was only a few short months ago that Tigres UANL and Chivas Guadalajara faced off in the 2017 Clausura Liga MX Final. And here they were both again facing each other for another title, this time. This time it was the 2017 Campeon De Campeones (Champion of Champions) which pits the Apertura champion against the Clausura champion.
Queretato defeat Club America and lift the SuperCopaMX title – Prost Amerika
Club America suffered a 2-0 loss against Club Queretaro in the SuperCopaMX title game on Sunday afternoon at the StubHub Center in Carson,CA. Striker Emanuel Villa and defender Hiram Mier scored for Queretaro on either side of the halftime whistle to secure the win and the cup for Queretaro.
Nolito ends Man City stay and signs three-year Sevilla deal – SN
Sevilla have confirmed that Manchester City forward Nolito has signed a three-year deal with the Spanish club.
Manchester City’s Joe Hart set to join West Ham on season-long loan – The Guardian
Joe Hart is set to join West Ham on a season-long loan and is due to have a medical with the London club on Monday. The Manchester City goalkeeper would have preferred to join a club permanently but in the end decided that staying in the Premier League, even if it is another loan spell, was a good option in a World Cup year.
Paul Robinson retires from football after struggling with back problem – ESPN FC
Ex-England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has retired from the game, his former club Burnley have announced.
Hex Files: Ticos’ Campbell out up to six months – Soccer America
Joel Campbell, who has tormented the USA in the World Cup qualifying, won’t be available when Costa Rica faces the USA on Sept. 1. He suffered a torn ligament in his knee at the Gold Cup and could be out for up to six months.
England win European Under-19 Championship as youth shines again – The Guardian
Gori is the birthplace of Joseph Stalin but it was the sense of revolution around England’s youth teams that hung in the Georgian air on Saturday night. A 2-1 win over Portugal, courtesy of goals from Easah Suliman and Lukas Nmecha, brought a first Uefa Under-19 Championship title and – in a summer that had already yielded two trophies, a final and a semi-final for other age groups– added to the impression that nothing about this unprecedented run of achievement is a mere happy accident.
Maccarone to join Brisbane Roar in Australia’s A-League – Sportsnet
Ex-Italy international Massimo Maccarone is set to join Brisbane Roar in a one-season deal to play in Australia’s A-League.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca