BC Soccer News, Monday, July 25, 2016




Whitecaps secure first point in Texas in club’s historyMLS
For five years, the Vancouver Whitecaps have made the trek from Canada down to the Lone Star state. And for five years, the club has left Texas with a sour taste in their mouth after dropping points.

‘Caps end Texas slump, earn scoreless draw with Dynamo in Houston heat Whitecaps FC
The Texas slump is over.   Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8W-8L-6D) picked up their first-ever point in the Lone Star State on a scorching hot Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, earning a scoreless draw with Houston Dynamo (4W-9L-7D).

Dynamo and Whitecaps play to scoreless draw in HoustonProst Amerika
The Vancouver Whitecaps did everything they needed to do to walk out with a point in Houston. The Dynamo on the other hand, needing crucial points to climb up the Western Conference table, left frustrated in a game they needed to win.

Dynamo, Whitecaps play to goal-less draw SBI
Saturday’s clash between the Houston Dynamo and Vancouver Whitecaps was played despite scorching hot temperatures, but the play of the two sides never came close to matching the levels of the weather on the field.

Houston we have a match reviewSoccer Shorts
Come season end it’s doubtful that many people will remember the Whitecaps 0-0 tie with the Houston Dynamo as a particular highlight.

Report Card: Whitecaps Vs DynamoEighty-Six Forever
It wasn’t a great match, but the Vancouver Whitecaps were still able to snag a point in their scoreless draw with the Houston Dynamo. The Whitecaps couldn’t mount much of an attack in the second half, so I’ve decided to focus most of the grades on the effort from the defense. Not surprisingly, David Ousted lead the way with his play, but the play of Cole Seiler was another one of the highlights.

Robinson praises Cole Seiler for ‘mature performance’ in MLS debut Whitecaps FC
An English Premier League opponent, UFC lesson, and MLS debut. That’s what this past week looked like for Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Cole Seiler, who made his first MLS appearance in Saturday night’s scoreless draw with Houston Dynamo.

Fabian Espindola’s future with the Whitecaps is unclearThe Province
Espindola, the veteran forward acquired in a Wednesday trade with D.C. United, didn’t join the Whitecaps in Houston and has asked for some time to think things over.

Right fullback conundrum brewing for WhitecapsSportsnet
Having never secured a result in Texas going into Saturday night’s match against the Houston Dynamo, the Vancouver Whitecaps will be delighted to leave with a point in a scoreless draw.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 20  –SBI
The New York Red Bulls secured a season series win against rivals New York City FC on Sunday, while the Colorado Rapids continued their improbable 15-match unbeaten streak against FC Dallas. Here’s a closer look at all of this past weekend’s MLS action.

MLS Week 20 Recap: Red Bulls claim New York, moreEmpire of Soccer
Week 20 was a hot one in Major League Soccer. Hydration breaks were the norm, not the exception. For the most part, this didn’t produce the sluggish games you might expect. There were still plenty of goals, largely  in blowouts. The Hudson River Derby was one such blowout.

Patrick Vieira psyched out by Marsch, and time runs short for Sigi SchmidThe Guardian
The NYCFC manager was rattled in his side’s latest derby disappointment, while it’s time for Seattle’s longtime manager to relinquish his post.

NYCFC’s Patrick Vieira points to Marsch’s ref comments after derby lossMLS
New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch did lots of talking leading up to Sunday’s New York Derby match with New York City FC, wondering aloud if referees favor NYCFC’s trio of international stars. MLS Commissioner Don Garber fined Marsch for his remarks. After the match, a 4-1 Red Bulls victory, it was NYCFC coach Patrick Vieira’s time to do some talking.

Frustrations lead to suspensions for NYCFC Empire of Soccer
New York City FC felt the heat and the frustration Sunday afternoon against the New York Red Bulls. And their hot headedness will result in four players suspended — and possibly their manager as well.

Platooning plan backfires as Sounders suffer at KC: “We just weren’t good”MLS
Seattle saved their starters for this? Manager Sigi Schmid held out his key players in the Sounders’ midweek US Open Cup quarterfinal vs. the LA Galaxy, resting them for Sunday’s league match against Sporting Kansas City.

Seattle running out of patience with Schmid and floundering Sounders LA Times
Here’s how bad things have gotten for Sigi Schmid in Seattle: After his Sounders missed on 22 shots in a shutout loss to the Galaxy earlier this month, he was booed off his home field by 40,000 fans, then escorted into a news conference where a reporter challenged the coach to resign.

MLS roundup: Drogba breaks drought with hat trick to lift Impact over Union CBC
Didier Drogba, who had not scored since May 28, broke out with a hat trick to lead the Montreal Impact to a 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.

Toronto FC at Its Best During Big Win Over DC United to Kick Off Homestand Waking the Red
The club followed up one of its worst performances of the season, last week, with perhaps their best of the season in a lopsided win over DC United.

Expect more good performances from Toronto FCToronto Sun
Expect what’s to be expected. Saturday night’s 4-1 dismantling of D.C. United wasn’t impressive. It’s what had to happen.

Giovinco notches hat trick, TFC top UnitedTSN
Sebastian Giovinco reminded Major League Soccer what a star looks like Saturday night, breaking out of an eight-game scoring drought in spectacular fashion.

Great 5-1 for IMFC against PhiladelphiaProst Amerika
After much talk about the Ivoirian player, finally Didier Drogba shows up with a hat trick against Philadelphia Union and helping in the overall 5-1 win.

Impact announce return of midfielder Hernan BernardelloSportsnet
The Montreal Impact announced on Sunday the return of Argentine midfielder Hernan Bernardello to the club, pending a medical and the approval of his ITC.

Ulloa blast helps FC Dallas earn draw in ColoradoSBI
The Colorado Rapids are unbeaten at home this season, and looked on their way to their ninth win in 10 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, but Victor Ulloa had other ideas and helped keep his FC Dallas side in first place as a result.

Sources: Olympiakos makes $3M offer for Sporting KC’s Dom DwyerGoal
Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer has generated a $3 million transfer offer from Greek side Olympiakos, sources tell Goal’s Ives Galarcep.

Kenwyne Jones will join Central FC on loan from Atlanta United Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta United forward Kenwyne Jones has agreed to terms on a loan deal that will see him play with Trinidad and Tobago club Central FC through December 31.  (Editor’s Note: Whitecaps FC will play Central FC in the opening round of the Concacaf Champions League).

TFC’s Justin Morrow: ‘I hurt for my country right now’Sportsnet
It absolutely horrifies Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow to see the spate of violence and racial tension unfolding in the United States.

Arsenal unveil preliminary roster for Thursday’s MLS All-Star Game Whitecaps FC
On Thursday in San Jose, Vancouver Whitecaps FC centre back Kendall Waston will take on English Premier League club Arsenal FC in the 2016 MLS All-Star Game (4:30 p.m. PT on TSN).

MLS All-Star Game: American fans to get a look at ZelalemMLS Multiplex
When Premier League side Arsenal come stateside to take on the MLS All-Stars this Thursday evening, they will be bringing with them a name that has grown familiar to American soccer fans.

How San Jose became one of the top soccer cities in the US MLS
When the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game kicks off on Thursday, June 28 at Avaya Stadium (4:30 pm PT, TSN), the world will bear witness as many of the top names in international soccer face off when the MLS All-Stars meet Premier League side Arsenal.

Orlando City to open Lion’s Pride, a soccer-themed pub downtown  – Orlando Weekly
On Friday, the club officially confirmed the new venture, saying the “soccer pub and grill” is now set to open this fall. “Lion’s Pride will open its doors in the hub of downtown Orlando on historic Church Street, just a short walk from the Club’s new stadium, which is set to open for the 2017 Major League Soccer and National Women’s Soccer League seasons,” said OCSC in a statement.

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Whitecaps FC put in strong team performance in second CCL U-13 matchWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC played their second match at the 2016 CONCACAF U-13 Champions League on Sunday in Mexico City. The young ‘Caps put in a solid team performance, despite an eventual 2-0 defeat against Costa Rica’s Liga Deportiva Alajuelense.

SOCCER GOLD: Fraser Valley wins BC Summer Games tournament Abbotsford News
It was a close game in the first 20 minutes as Fraser Valley – Zone 3 tangled with Vancouver Island-Central Coast – Zone 6 for the gold in girls soccer on Sunday.

GOLD MEDAL GAME: Thompson-Okanagan beats Vancouver-Coastal in BC Summer Games shootoutAbbotsford News
It had to come down to a shootout to decide who would win gold in boys soccer and make the long drive home with all the gold hardware. But Thompson-Okanagan – Zone 2 came out on top thanks to efforts by keeper Brenan Martin, leading to a 1-0 shootout win and securing the victory over Vancouver-Coastal – Zone 5.

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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Foothills FC crowned PDL Western championsCalgary Herald
Foothills FC now advances to the Final Four and will play Eastern Conference champ Ocean City Nor’easters in a semifinal next weekend — the location, date and time have yet to be released by the league. Ocean City defeated Reading United 4-1 on Sunday evening.

Canada women’s soccer team ‘bloody excited’ for OlympicsSportsnet
John Herdman and the Canadian women’s soccer team left France for Rio on Sunday night, feeling “bloody excited to get there.”

Canada’s women’s soccer team falls to France in final Olympic tune-upToronto Star
The 10th-ranked Canadians had several scoring chances in a match that could have gone either way.

Lawrence steals show for Canada in Olympic tune-upSportsnet
There was something fitting about Canada facing France in its final pre-Olympic warm-up ahead of Rio.

#CanadaRed soccer notebook: Expectations on rise for Jessie FlemingYahoo Sports
Behind Jessie Fleming’s quiet facade lies a very bright mind that’s helped her in more than just soccer.

Prince: ‘I fell in love with Canadian women’s team in London’Sportsnet
The Ajax, Ontario native had the opportunity to play in front of her family during the 2014 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and Canada’s recent two-game friendly series versus Brazil in Toronto and Ottawa. This time around, her family is hitting the road with her, as the 21-year-old embarks on her first ever Olympics.

Brampton’s budding star Cyle Larin dreams of Russia 2018CSA
Growing up in Brampton, Ontario, Cyle Larin had a ball at his feet his entire life, but it wasn’t until his friend took him to a soccer tryout that he caught the bug. “I always had a ball with me, but at eight or nine (years old), one of my friends took me to a tryout and that’s when it got me,” said Larin.

The End of the Canadian Talent Drain?Mount Royal Soccer
2016 was a watershed moment in Canadian soccer. In the last 6 months, Canadians have been picking up contracts with local clubs at an astounding rate. Additionally, Canadian clubs have been actively seeking Canadian talent. Is this the end of the Canadian talent drain?

East Division Leaders’ Woodbridge Take Down West Division Leaders Sigma FC League1 Ontario
East division leaders Woodbridge Strikers were successful in their road trip to Mississauga on Saturday, downing west division leaders Sigma FC 3-0 after goals from Tristan Watson (51′), Dylan Carriero (81′) and Andrew Alonzi (90 + 6′).

De Sousa Hat-Trick Helps Panthers To 5-1 Result Over AuroraLeague1 Ontario
North Miss head coach Rick Titus was proud of the progress his team have made after a difficult start to the season, and explained his process of team-building to get them to this point.

P.E.I. F.C. clinches third straight New Brunswick titlePEI Guardian
The three-peat is complete for SoccerStop P.E.I. F.C.

Ottawa’s pre-teen soccer stars head to Paris for Team CanadaMetro
All eyes might be on the Team Canada headed to Rio in August but a smaller and just as enthusiastic Team Canada composed of pre-teen soccer stars is headed to Paris in October.

Soccer star’s new fashion brand aims to motivate a nationNorth Shore News
Discouraged after her most recent injury, Erin McLeod wondered if she could keep playing, if it might be time to retire. But then she started unexpectedly getting calls and emails from friends, teammates, family members and fans she’d never met. Instead of just saying “get well soon,” they shared their personal stories of defeat and determination and inspired her to push forward with her recovery and return to the field.

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.




SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016


USL PHOTOS: WFC2 2, Sacramento Republic FC 1, July 24, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Thomas Sanner nets late winner as Whitecaps FC 2 defeat Sacramento Republic FC in 2-1 thrillerWhitecaps FC
Returning to their home turf, Whitecaps FC 2 (10W-4L-5D) defeated Sacramento Republic FC (8W-6L-5D) in a 2-1 thriller on Saturday afternoon at UBC Thunderbird Stadium.

Thomas Sanner enjoys “amazing feeling” as he scores first pro goal, and match winner, for WFC2 against Sacramento RepublicAFTN
The ideal scenario would be to get the match winner in front of your own fans in a crucial game, and that’s just how it played out for Vancouver Whitecaps draft pick Thomas Sanner on Sunday, when the big striker headed home in the first minute of stoppage time to give WFC2 a 2-1 victory over Sacramento Republic.

Sanner’s Stunner Lifts WFC2 Past Sacramento USL
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 scored in stoppage time as Thomas Sanner notched his first professional goal to take a 2-1 victory against Sacramento Republic FC on Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium.

Koch’s Korner: WFC2 “ecstatic” to be back home and back to winning ways AFTN
There’s no place like home, and after four games away from Thunderbird Stadium, which saw WFC2 garner four points from a possible 12, the ‘Caps made the most of their return to Vancouver with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Sacramento Republic.

USL Recap: Week 18 Indomitable City Soccer
Both conferences provided an exciting slate of matches. Here is everything that went down in the recent week of the USL.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 snatch late winner against rival Portland Timbers 2 Sounders FC
Chance after chance and the levee finally broke for Seattle Sounders FC 2 who claimed victory over Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers 2 on Sunday night at Starfire Stadium. Head coach Ezra Hendrickson was all smiles after the match and spoke to media about how proud he was of his team’s effort.

Eddies put forth positive effort in 1-0 loss to Indy ElevenFC Edmonton
Midfielder Greg Janicki registered the lone goal in the match, while Indy goalkeeper Jon Busch tied Eddies’ ‘keeper Matt VanOekel and New York’s Jimmy Mauer atop the league with six clean sheets on the year.

“We’ll play a lot worse than we did tonight and win:” Miller’s take on FCE’s loss to Indy the11.ca
FC Edmonton has found some rather, shall we say, unique ways to pull points out of the fire so far this season. There was Gustavo’s 25-yard injury-time rocket to save a point at Rayo OKC; last week, the Eddies found a way to get a late winner against Ottawa despite being down to 10 men.

RECAP: Fury FC score crucial win sinking Armada 2-0Ottawa Fury
With the mercury rising in Florida, it was Ottawa Fury FC that caught fire Saturday evening snapping their three-game losing streak with a convincing 2-0 win to sink the Armada. A first half goal from newcomer Thomas Stewart and Carl Haworth’s team-leading fourth of the season was all Romuald Peiser needed to backstop Ottawa to all three points. Bryan Olivera had a solid game in the Ottawa midfield setting up both Ottawa goals.

USL president: FC Cincy pushing league forwardCincinnati.com
If anyone’s going to jump into Major League Soccer expansion, United Soccer League President Jake Edwards said he’d certainly prefer it be a USL team. Whether or not Edwards thinks Futbol Club Cincinnati is one of the USL teams likely to make the jump remains to be seen.

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Tension in the NWSL: can the league and players live together in harmony?The Guardian
The professional women’s soccer league has received a barrage of harsh comments from US national team players. How best to resolve the dispute?

Reign FC take 3 huge points with win over Orlando Prost Amerika
Seattle and Orlando entered NWSL 2016 Week 14 in need of three points to stay in the hunt for a top four finish. Anything less for either would be nothing less than another nail in the 2016 playoff push coffin. For Seattle, failing to make the playoffs given the past two seasons winning the NWSL Shield and one gal cup final losses would be a huge blow. Whereas expansion Orlando being in it at all late in their first season feels like a victory in and of itself.

Houston Dash draw 1-1 with Chicago Red Stars to win season series Houston Dynamo
A late second-half goal from Rachel Daly secured a point for the Houston Dash in a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Red Stars at Toyota Park Saturday evening. The match was delayed by nearly an hour due to thunder and inclement weather.

Sky Blue FC survives the heat and Washington, 1-0, to move into playoff spotEmpire of Soccer
This one was about survival for Sky Blue FC. The heat was oppressive. The bench was short. And they were facing the top-team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) at Rutgers University’s Yurcak Field.

McCaffrey makes Red Stars debut, discusses tradeEqualizer
Little more than 24 hours after arriving in Chicago, Stephanie McCaffrey made her Red Stars debut in the final minutes of a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dash. Shortly thereafter, she addressed the media about her move from the Boston Breakers to the Red Stars.

Manchester City thrash Notts County to stay top of Women’s Super LeagueThe Guardian
Manchester City maintained their place at the top of the FA Women’s Super League 1 table after thrashing Notts County 5-1 at Meadow Lane.

Manchester City’s Jane Ross targets FA WSL title for BluesThe FA
Manchester City’s clinical finishing can see them all the way to The FA Women’s Super League 1 title this season according to Jane Ross, after her double helped the Blues to an impressive 5-1 victory away at Notts County.

Women’s Super League Two: Yeovil striker Sarah Wiltshire announces pregnancyBBC Sport
The top scorer in Women’s Super League Two, Yeovil Town’s Sarah Wiltshire, is to miss the rest of the 2016 season after announcing she is pregnant.

WSL 2 Week Nine Round-Up: Title race starts to heat upVavel
Everton, Bristol and Yeovil all clinched vital wins whilst Villa kept pace and Sheffield stretched their unbeaten record .

Carli Lloyd wants to play 4 more years; Liverpool an optionESPN W.
Carli Lloyd would be open to moving to England to play for Liverpool, the U.S. women’s national team star said.

Running in the family: Norway’s football dynastyUEFA
Her father played for Norway, her brother for the U21s and sister Hege is a current international. Tuva Hansen discusses family ties, smashing ornaments and coming of age at the WU19 EURO.

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Sam Allardyce: England job is my greatest challengeBBC Sport
In his first news conference since taking charge of the national side, Allardyce said “man management” was his “biggest asset”.

Sam Allardyce’s England: no grandstanding, no posturing but a hint of mischiefThe Guardian
After the Euro 2016 spectacle of Harry Kane botching free-kicks, Joe Hart’s confusion and Wayne Rooney’s doomed Wazziesta midfield stylings, it was no a surprise that Sam Allardyce’s unveiling was a muted affair.

Napoli make contact over Mauro Icardi, Inter Milan confirmESPN FC
Inter Milan’s sporting director Piero Ausilio has confirmed that there has been contact with Napoli over Mauro Icardi, while insisting the forward is going nowhere.

David Moyes and Sunderland look the right fit for Premier League stability The Guardian
Ellis Short has got his man at last after several attempts and both parties’ stock would rise considerably if the move proves to be a success.

Manchester derby in China off after heavy rain leaves pitch unplayableBBC Sport
The pre-season game between Manchester United and Manchester City in China on Monday is off because heavy rain has left the pitch in Beijing unplayable.

Supposedly stress-free whistle stop tours descend into farce for Manchester rivalsThe Telegraph
The irony from Manchester United’s perspective was that this summer’s tour of China was supposed to cause minimum disruption ahead of the new season.

Fifa hands one-year ban to former DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach The Guardian
Fifa’s ethics committee has announced a one-year ban from all football-related activities for Wolfgang Niersbach, the former German Football Association president and the vice-president of the 2006 World Cup local organising committee and current Fifa executive committee member.

Aleksander Ceferin, Michael van Praag and Angel Maria Villar Lllona up for UEFA presidency Sky Sports
Three candidates will contest an election to choose the next president of UEFA, the governing body of European football.

Roberto Martínez tops Hull City shortlist to take over from Steve BruceThe Guardian
Hull City have compiled a five-man shortlist topped by Roberto Martínez as they seek to appoint a successor to Steve Bruce before the first-team squad head to Austria for a pre-season training camp next week.

Derrick wins CFU presidency and tasked to bring solidarity to CaribbeanInside World Football
The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has elected Antiguan Gordon Derrick to a second four-year term as president.

Andre Gray denounces ‘racist’ comments by Burnley fan at Bradford BBC Sport
Burnley’s Andre Gray has criticised two fans of his own club for allegedly making racist comments to a Bradford player during Saturday’s friendly.

How the Premier League’s record TV deal will impact football in England ESPN FC
The new Premier League season gets underway on Aug. 13, and England’s top football competition has made history without a ball even being kicked.

International Champions Cup – Selling Football in AmericaFutbolgrad
The sleepy university town of Eugene, Oregon seems an unlikely location for an international friendly between the Italian club FC Internationale from Milan, and the French team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Yet while Eugene is a hotbed for American Football, or gridiron, Portland, which is just located 110 miles north of Eugene, is a football, or soccer as it is called here, hotbed.

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