BC Soccer News, Monday, July 18, 2016



TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016, 7:00 PM




MLS PHOTOS: Whitecaps FC 2, Orlando City City SC 2, July 16, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccerweb by Bill Currie.

Whitecaps FC, Orlando City SC play to thrilling 2-2 draw at BC Place Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8W-8L-5D) and Orlando City SC (4W-5L-10D) played to a thrilling 2-2 draw on Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd. It was a match that had just about everything, including some highlight-reel saves, a missed penalty, and a Major League Soccer debut for 15-year-old Alphonso Davies.

Youngster Alphonso Davies impresses in MLS debut for WhitecapsSportsnet
“He’s fifteen,” said one fan—drawing out the “teen”—as he rose to his feet for a better view. “Soixante-sept,” shouted another, pointing out, in French, which jersey to pay attention to—No. 67.

Caps lucky to scrape out draw with OrlandoWhitecaps Fan Blog
The Whitecaps defending on this night was very poor and it was only through dumb luck and some great goalkeeping that the Whitecaps managed a draw.  The Whitecaps continued the poor form that had them starting the match with the worst defensive record in the Western Conference of MLS.

Whitecaps only manage a point against depleted Orlando City  – Red Nation Online
It was certainly a mismatch on paper, but Orlando City SC fought hard to earn a 2-2 draw on the road against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The back and forth match featured goals from Julio Baptista, Nicolas Mezquida, Masato Kudo, and the equalizer from Canadian international Cyle Larin in the 50′ minute.

Whitecaps Looking to Edgar vs. Crystal PalaceThe Province
Given how the Caps have defended this season, that’s the most significant storyline in what’s been dubbed the “Vancouver International Soccer Challenge”.

Five Crystal Palace players to watch on Tuesday night at BC Place Whitecaps FC
English Premier League club Crystal Palace FC descend upon BC Place on Tuesday night for an international friendly vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Waston receives an invite to the MLS All Star Game Eighty-Six Forever
Kendall Waston has been selected by Dominic Kinnear to play in the MLS All Star game on Thursday, July 28 against Arsenal of the English Premier League. Kinnear chose twenty four players including the fan voted starting eleven to fill out his roster. Don Garber will choose an additional two players for the team.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 19SBI
New York City FC bounced back with an important win against the Montreal Impact, while the Portland Timbers also emerged as big winners over the weekend. Here’s a closer look at all of this past weekend’s MLS action.

MLS Week 19 recap: Wild draws, nine-man SJ win, moreEmpire of Soccer
Major League Soccer packed sixteen games into five busy days in this past matchweek. The most entertaining games of the weekend were a pair of 2-2 draws on opposite coasts.

Timbers push Sounders closer to the bottom, and NYC FC’s young starThe Guardian
The Portland Timbers have been waiting on Diego Valeri and Lucas Melano to arrive. And both men answered the call against their most hated rival.

Cascadia reigns: Timbers 3-1 over Seattle in Cascadia Cup matchProst Amerika
It was, by all accounts, everything Portland could have hoped for in a rivalry match. Not too hot, not too cold, not completely underwater. Rival missing a starter due to an unfortunate choice in the previous match. Playmaker back from injury. All the boxes were checked.

Strong first half for Impact all for naught in 3-1 loss to New York Montreal Gazette
Coach Mauro Biello was searching for answers after a series of defensive mistakes opened the door for New York City FC to beat the Impact 3-1 in MLS action Sunday at Saputo Stadium.

Didier Drogba: Impact home record “not the best thing to see”MLS
The Impact were unbeaten in their previous five home games entering Sunday’s national television bout against New York City FC. Despite that run of form, a 3-1 loss to New York City FC Sunday left Montreal with as many defeats as victories at Stade Saputo this season.

Union proud of resiliency in draw against Red BullsSBI
As the Philadelphia Union approached the second part of the final stanza at Talen Energy Stadium, they appeared to be down for the count against the New York Red Bulls.

Nine man Quakes score winner; beat Toronto 2-1Prost Amerika
The San Jose Earthquakes pulled off the improbable on Saturday night in San Jose, beating Toronto FC 2-1 after seeing both of their Panamanians ejected from the match. Anibal Godoy and Alberto Quintero both received straight red cards before Simon Dawkins scored the winner for San Jose.

Depressing their Advantage: Ugly Toronto FC Performance Leads to Loss Against Nine-Man San Jose EarthquakesWaking the Red
This is the kind of match that Toronto FC’s players will be hoping to forget about as soon as they can, but that fans will be forced to remember for a long time.

Source: Kreis in advanced discussions to become Orlando City coachFour Four Two
Orlando City SC is in advanced discussions with Jason Kreis to become its next head coach, according to a source with knowledge of the team’s coaching search.

Hiring Jason Kreis Would Be All-Around Smart Move By Orlando CityThe Mane Land
Orlando City’s rumored top head coaching target would be an all-around smart hire by the second-year club.

League announces full MLS All-Star Game rosterSBI
After recently announcing the league’s starting XI for this month’s 2016 MLS All-Star Game against Premier League side Arsenal, MLS revealed the rest of the gameday roster for the match.

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Whitecaps FC U-18s fall 2-1 to FC Dallas in USSDA championship final Whitecaps FC
An incredible season for Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency came to a close in heartbreaking fashion on Saturday, as they fell 2-1 in extra time to FC Dallas in the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) championship final.

FC Dallas sweeps Development Academy titlesSoccer America
FC Dallas won 2016 U.S. Soccer Development Academy titles at the U-15/16 and U-17/18 divisions, becoming the first club to win both age groups in the same year.

Highlanders finish season with a drawTimes Colonist
Callum Montgomery could be the poster boy for what the Victoria Highlanders say they are trying to accomplish in the United Soccer League Premier Development League. The St. Michaels University School graduate, headed into his sophomore U.S. collegiate NCAA Div. 1 season at UNC-Charlotte, scored the opening goal on a free kick in the Highlanders’ 2-2 draw Sunday afternoon against Portland Timbers U-23 before a season-high 579 fans at Centennial Stadium.

Heat soccer add Surrey United’s Foulger to 2016’s men’s sideUBCO
Liam Foulger, a 6’2” Vancouver centre-back comes to the Heat with a soccer resume that includes more than half a decade of high-level competitive play, as well as an appearance with a Provincial side.

Centre-Mid with impressive resume inked to join men’s soccerUBCO
Nikhil Reddy, an accomplished midfielder coming to the Heat most recently from Surrey United, is the next addition to the UBC Okanagan men’s soccer program for 2016.

Tourists lose $20,000 in property from vehicle while in VancouverGlobal News
The group of former professional soccer players are in BC to teach soccer camps. They drove from Revelstoke Saturday and parked at an EasyPark lot downtown to watch a Whitecaps Game. When they returned, their vehicle had been targeted by thieves.

Jay DeMerit launches Rise & Shine Captain’s Camp in Pemberton Rise & Shine Foundation
A captain is an individual who unifies teammates into one team.  A captain has to be well rounded to lead by example. At the Rise & Shine: Captains Camps, the curriculum is specifically built around creating a balance of elite soccer training on the field, and all encompassing life skills training off the field.

BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in ReviewBCSA
After another successful year of soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer Assoc. is pleased to release their 2015-2016 Year in Review.  The creation of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program, delivery of a FIFA Live Your Goals Festival, along with the numerous Grassroots Festivals across the province and Coach Education highlight some of the major successes this past year.

BC Soccer Assoc. Delivery of Coach MandateBCSA
IMPORTANT:  If you are coaching in the ages U6-U12 you are required to complete the age appropriate course(s) even if you have a higher level of certification (ie. Soccer for Life, B pretest, C License, B License or A License). In order to enable our membership to deliver on the coaching mandate, BC Soccer Assoc. will be scheduling Learning Facilitator training sessions to assist organizations to have qualified individuals to deliver in-club coach certification courses to their coaches.

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.

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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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Real Madrid head to Montreal for trainingCanIndia.com
Spanish football giant Real Madrid have reached Canadian city of Montreal, where the Merengues will be preparing for the 2016-17 season before meeting Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup.

Para Soccer prepares for Vejen departureCSA
Canada will participate in the 2016 IFCPF Qualification Tournament from 29 July to 6 August in Vejen, Denmark, with hopes of qualifying for the 2017 IFCPF World Championships. From 13 nations, eight Para Soccer national teams will qualify for next year’s IFCPF World Championships, joining eight nations that have already qualified through last year’s global tournament in England.

P.E.I. F.C. sweeps games from New Brunswick Canada Games squadPEI Guardian
The Island squad took care of business on the weekend, sweeping the New Brunswick Canada Games team 4-0 on Saturday and 8-0 on Sunday.

FC London Returns To Impressive League Form With 2-0 Away Win Over AuroraLeague1 Ontario
FC London quickly shook off their mid-week L1 Cup semi-final penalty loss to demonstrate the type of form that has put them at the top of the women’s division, travelling away to beat Aurora United FC 2-0 following Nichole Nielsen (3′) and Meagan Scott (65′) strikes.

Diggers take home first placeKenora Daily Miner
The Kenora Women’s Soccer League invitational tournament kicked off Friday with the six local teams matched against one other.

Soccer collaboration tries to get ahead on youth concussions Toronto Star
Toronto FC and Holland Bloorview are working to give youth baseline testing and concussion education.

Erin McLeod: It’s time to Motivate a Nation! themotivenation.ca
After building a successful e-commerce (www.peaudeloup.com) and a physical retail store in West Vancouver (CAPOSHIE) Women’s National Team Goalkeeper Erin McLeod has decided after a series of misfortunate events it’s time to branch out on her own with her new inspiration project, Motive Nation, launching to the public on July 1st, online at www.themotivenation.ca.




SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 2016


WFC2 fall 2-0 in first ever match against San Antonio FC Whitecaps FC
Goalkeeper Spencer Richey stole the show, but Whitecaps FC 2 (9W-4L-5D) fell to a 2-0 defeat in their first ever match against USL expansion side San Antonio FC (6W-5L-6D) on Saturday.

San Antonio’s Streak Continues in Win vs. WFC2USL
San Antonio FC extended its undefeated streak to six games, and moved into the top eight in the Western Conference, with a 2-0 victory against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on Saturday night at Toyota Field.

FC Edmonton competitive on the pitch, but don’t have the pitch to compete in the NASLEdmonton Sun
Make It. Or Break it. After seven seasons and many millions of dollars in investment, it appears to be ‘Show Time’ or ‘Go Time’ for FC Edmonton.

Character on display as shorthanded Eddies collect 1-0 win at Clarke Field FC Edmonton
Nik Ledgerwood scored his first goal as an Eddie, while goalkeeper Matt VanOekel earned his league-leading sixth clean sheet of the NASL season. The Eddies were forced to play a man down for a half hour after defender Pape Diakite was shown a red card for two cautions in the second-half.

FC Edmonton announces signing of defender Karsten SmithFC Edmonton
FC Edmonton announced, July 17, the signing of 27-year-old centre back Karsten Smith. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Trial by fire: Karsten Smith makes FC Edmonton debut just hours after deal announcedthe11.ca
To say the last couple of days have been a whirlwind for centre back Karsten Smith would be an understatement.

FCC, Crystal Palace draw largest soccer crowd in Ohio historyDayton Daily News
The scene FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding envisioned two months ago crystallized Saturday night as a sellout crowd of 35,061 – the largest to ever watch a soccer game in Ohio – packed Nippert Stadium to watch a soccer game that didn’t count but meant plenty.

FC Cincinnati v Crystal Palace F.C. Draws Over 30,000 Views on Facebook USL
Broadcast live on the USL’s Facebook page, this much anticipated international exhibition has drawn over 30,000 views so far.

USL Recap: Week 17Indomitable City Soccer
We’ve reached the middle of July, where teams begin their push for the playoffs, and with at least one goal scored in all but one match played over the past week, let’s look back at the week in the USL action.

Jones’ Brace Leads S2 Past United USL
Darwin Jones scored twice as Seattle Sounders FC 2 took a 3-2 victory against Arizona United SC on Saturday night at the Peoria Sports Complex.

Louisville City FC extends unbeaten USL streak to 17Courier-Journal
Up a goal at the half, Louisville City FC’s players walked to the locker room Sunday to a familiar message from coach James O’Connor.

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Moving up: Sky Blue comes back against Boston for 3-2 victoryEmpire of Soccer
After falling behind to the Boston Breakers early, Sky Blue stormed back for a 3-2 victory in Boston. This marked the first back-to-back wins for Sky Blue this season and vaulted them into the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) playoff conversation. Sky Blue (5-4-4, 19 points) moved into sole possession of fifth place, just two points behind Chicago and a point ahead of Orlando.

NWSL MATCH RECAP | Houston Dash 3, Portland Thorns FC 0Timbers.com
Portland Thorns FC conceded an early goal against the Houston Dash and were unable to mount a comeback, falling 3-0 in front of 5,561 fans on Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Victories for Arsenal and Birmingham in FA WSL 1The FA
Danielle van de Donk conceded Arsenal had luck on their side as they came from behind to beat FA Women’s Super League 1 high flyers Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday.

WSL 2 Week Eight Round-up: Everton and Durham switch places in an otherwise unchanged tableVavel
A Sunday packed with action saw all 10 WSL 2 teams in action, with some thrilling comebacks and surprising results on the cards as the five games brought about 17 goals.

France beats China in first Bruno Bini BowlEqualizer
France defeated China, 3-0 on Sunday in an Olympic preparation match at the Stade Sébastien Charléty in Paris. Kadidiatou Diani, Wendie Renard and Claire Lavogez each scored a goal in the victory, which saw France defeat its former coach, Bruno Bini.

WU19 EURO preview: What the coaches sayUEFA
Hosts Slovakia are joined by France, the Netherlands and Norway in Group A, while Group B consists of Spain, Austria, Germany and Switzerland: we hear from the coaches.

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UEFA unveils top player nominees. Bale or Ronaldo? OL dominate women’s listInside World Football
UEFA has announced the ten-player shortlists for the 2015/16 UEFA Best Women’s and Men’s Player in Europe Awards.

Neymar not up for UEFA award; Pepe on list with Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann ESPN FC
Neymar has missed the shortlist for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award, but Pepe will go up against Real Madrid and Portugal teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben out for six weeksSportsnet
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben will be out for about six weeks with an injury to the right adductor muscle and could miss the start of the Bundesliga season on Aug. 26.

Celtic v Lincoln Red Imps: ‘No pressure’ on visitors from Gibraltar BBC Sport
Lincoln Red Imps will not be fazed as they defend a 1-0 lead at Celtic Park in Champions League qualifying on Wednesday, says captain Roy Chipolina.

Ibrahimovic: ‘I will be a god’ at Manchester UnitedGoal
In typically bold style, the new signing responded to Eric Cantona’s proposal to be a “prince” at Old Trafford by insisting upon a more omnipotent role.

Sunderland’s frustration grows with delay for Sam Allardyce and EnglandESPN FC
Sunderland are growing increasingly annoyed by the wait to discover whether or not they will need to find a replacement for boss Sam Allardyce after his talks with the Football Association over the England job.

N’Golo Kante moves to Chelsea from champions Leicester for £30m BBC Sport
Chelsea have signed Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante on a five-year deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £30m.

How £30m-plus fees have become the norm in the Premier League The Guardian
It was a figure unheard of in 2001 but this year it has arrived as the new barometer, albeit for good – but arguably not exceptional – players.

Mourinho, Conte and Ancelotti – the new bosses at the International Champions CupGoal
The International Champions Cup will see some of Europe’s most iconic players, coaches and clubs compete across the world throughout the coming weeks.

Football League investigates Nottingham Forest takeover bid by banned tycoonThe Guardian
Forest’s owner, the Kuwaiti businessman Fawaz al-Hasawi, who has advanced loans of £67m in only four years of ownership but steered the club to 16th in the Championship last season, has for weeks been in talks to sell a majority stake to Evangelos Marinakis, the owner of the Greek champions Olympiakos.

CAF Champions League recap: Sundowns on cusp of semifinal berth ESPN FC
Mamelodi Sundowns are taking full advantage of their second-chance opportunity in the African Champions League.

More than 4,000 arrested over illegal gambling on Euro 2016The Guardian
More than 4,100 people were arrested in coordinated raids across 11 different countries during Euro 2016 in one of the largest global police operations against illegal gambling in Asia.

FIFA on the edge? Decision expected on Infantino probe this week Inside World Football
Under-fire FIFA president Gianni Infantino should learn this week whether he is to be formally investigated for breaking ethics rules.

WADA report accuses Russian League of doping cover-upFour Four Two
“At least one” foreign footballer in Russian League had a positive doping test covered up, according to an independent WADA report.

Putin orders officials to speed up World Cup stadium constructionSportsnet
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered officials in St. Petersburg to speed up construction of a trouble-plagued stadium which is scheduled to host 2018 World Cup games, including a semifinal.

Mexico win both men’s and women’s Homeless World Cup The Guardian
The Homeless World Cup came to a close in Glasgow on Saturday, with Mexico winning both the men’s and women’s finals.

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