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Things are bigger in Texas, especially Vancouver Whitecaps away victoriesAFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps had never taken a point in Frisco against FC Dallas, never mind getting the win, and heading into Saturday night’s encounter in temperatures that felt like 47 degrees, with squad rotation, and coming off the back of a disappointing loss to Portland last week, hopes weren’t high of that changing any time soon.

Whitecaps FC put on display in historic 4-0 road win over FC DallasWhitecaps FC
Entering the match without a point ever at Toyota Stadium, Vancouver Whitecaps FC put on a masterful and convincing display in a 4-0 victory over FC Dallas on a scorching Saturday evening in Frisco.

Robinson relishes Caps’ goal spree in dismantling tough Dallas sideThe Province
Against the Western Conference front-runners, the Caps scored three times from open play en route to a 4-0 victory.

Whitecaps cruise past 10-man FC Dallas for first win in TexasSportsnet
Fredy Montero had two goals and an assist and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat FC Dallas 4-0 on Saturday night for their third victory in four matches.

Dallas let Bernie in and the Whitecaps feastSoccer Shorts
So what went right? Well, either Carl Robinson made a series of brilliant tactical changes or he left out a few senior players for a game he didn’t think his team could win and somehow produced a nugget of gold from the base metal of pragmatic squad rotation.

Episode 212 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Thundersticks with guests Ryan Pierce, Stefan Marinovic, and Stewart Kerr)AFTN
It was a historic first away win for Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. Their first in Dallas and their biggest so far in the MLS era. We look back at the 4-0 win over FC Dallas, the shining individual performances, and what it means heading into Colorado this weekend. We also hear from both head coaches, Vancouver’s Carl Robinson and Dallas’ Oscar Pareja.

MLS Week 21: A Rivalry Rises in the SouthEmpire of Soccer
The slogan for the recently completed CONCACAF Gold Cup was “Live in a State of Goal” — whatever that means. That said, Major League Soccer seems to have bought into it. With the exception of a scoreless draw at Los Angeles, it was another high-scoring week. Four games finished 4-0. But first, a look at heated a 1-1 affair.

Giovinco works his magic and Toronto FC shows ruthless side in blanking NYCFCMetro
On a torrid summer day against one of the top teams in Major League Soccer, Toronto FC showed off its ruthless side.

Sebastian Giovinco breaks MLS free kick record with 10th set-piece goalMLS
There are teams that foul to prevent teams from getting good shots from the run of play. One player has made them pay for that strategy more than anyone else in MLS history. His name is Sebastian Giovinco, of course, and the Toronto FC superstar scored a record-breaking free kick in Sunday’s 4-0 win over New York City FC.

Sporting KC puts three past Fire in first game without Dom DwyerSBI
If this is what life without Dom Dwyer is like, maybe Sporting Kansas City will be alright after all.

Royer Scores Another Pair as Red Bulls Dominate MontrealEmpire of Soccer
Daniel Royer scored his sixth goal in five games and Michael Murillo tallied the first of his Major League Soccer career to lead New York to a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night, extending the Red Bulls’ winning streak to four straight.

Red Bulls trample ineffective Impact 4-0Montreal Gazette
The Impact hit a new low Saturday night as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the New York Red Bulls in Harrison, N.J.

D.C. United in serious talks with Dutch enforcer Nigel de JongWashington Post
D.C. United is deep in discussions about acquiring Nigel de Jong, a two-time Dutch World Cup midfielder with an impressive portfolio but an infamous reputation.

FC Dallas’ Kellyn Acosta says he could move to Europe this summerMLS
FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta told MLSsoccer.com on Sunday that he could move to Europe this summer, adding fuel to FCD technical director Fernando Clavijo’s recent comments that he expects the 22-year-old US international to head overseas “in the next 12 months.”

Editorial: D.C. United should not fire Ben Olsen this season Prost Amerika
The rain finally stopped in the Mid-Atlantic region on Saturday night. The sun came out and for those who had been stuck indoors for the past two days it was a chance to celebrate. But while the rest of the region was reveling in the change of weather D.C. United and head coach Ben Olsen were still stuck in an ugly storm of unpleasantness.

D.C. United says it’s seeking additional investors but not selling the team Washington Post
D.C. United’s primary investor said Sunday that he is seeking additional partners but has no plans to sell his majority stake in the MLS organization.

TFC’s Michael Bradley glad to see his dad in MLSToronto Star
TFC captain beaming after his father, Bob Bradley, hired to be Bob the Builder with MLS expansion team Los Angeles FC.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, Portland Timbers FC 2, July 23, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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Stoke City FC Coaches at Kamloops Youth Soccer High Performance School


21 BC boys players selected to join Whitecaps FC Residency programWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday that 21 players from BC have been selected to join the club’s full-time boys Residency program, set to move to the new National Soccer Development Centre.

Halvorson cool with CascadesVernon Morning Star
The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades have scored a speeding bullet. Vernon’s Kailyn Halvorson, 19, is a fast, five-foot-six blond dynamo on the soccer pitch who has landed in Abbotsford with the Cascades.

Connaught Series: North Shore XI win national laurels in 1938Canada Soccer
North Shore United FC were two-time Dominion of Canada Football Association champions, a dynasty interrupted by the Second World War. Champions in 1938 and 1949, they were the dominant British Columbia team of the 1940s when the national competition was on hiatus during the war years.

Seattle Stars win first Evergreen Premier League TitleGoalWA
Seattle Stars FC scored a 4-0 win over Vancouver Victory FC early Saturday evening at Ridgefield Stadium to claim the 2017 Evergreen Premier League Title. It is the first EPLWA title for the Stars.

BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book RecommendationsBC 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 ReviewBCSA
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
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2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017BC Soccer Web
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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!

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.

Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Free Physiotherapy Clinical Trial for Achilles Pain at UBC – UBC Centre for Hip Health & Mobility
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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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Thunder Bay Chill launch into PDL finalChronicle-Journal
Luca Mastrantonio sent the Thunder Bay Chill’s best home crowd into a frenzy on Saturday — and the successful program to its third-ever Premier Development League soccer final in the process.

Women’s Soccer at the Canada Games – Day 1Canada Games
It was the opening day of the 2017 Jeux Canada Games in Winnipeg. Quebec defeated Yukon 9-0 and defending champions British Columbia edged Newfoundland and Labrador 1-0 in afternoon match-ups. The evening games had a pair of lopsided results. Ontario was all over North West Territories 16-0 while Nova Scotia topped New Brunswick 8-0.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Canada Games goalkeeper is a goal-setter The Telegram
Sydney Walsh has worked hard to become a solid last line of defence for women’s soccer team.

Women’s soccer inspires Manitoba squad Winnipeg Sun
To see how far women’s soccer has come in Canada, not to mention right here in Manitoba, look no further than the team wearing yellow and black at the Canada Summer Games. You’ll find players headed to NCAA Div. 1 schools like the Universities of Tulsa and Texas at El Paso, others committed to Canadian schools like UBC or Trinity Western and a 14-year-old already on the national team’s radar.

Development Week: A chat with Jason de Vos, Canada Soccer director of developmentWhitecaps FC
Since taking on the role as Canada Soccer’s director of development last September, Jason de Vos has been traveling across the country to meet with various groups in the soccer community. Each and every time, he puts the below statement up. “Create a system of player and coach development unique to Canada that allows every participant to fulfill his or her dreams in the game.”

21 Thunder heavy on off the pitch drama but a rare enjoyable foray into bringing soccer to the small screenAFTN
Despite being the world’s game, and one which is never off our screens and makes billions for people around the globe, the transition of football from real life to television drama is not a task undertaken too often.

21 Thunder is not only about soccer and much of drama is off the field Montreal Gazette
There is a novel twist to the new series 21 Thunder, which has its premiere Monday night on CBC-TV. And no I’m not talking about the fact the drama is set in the world of an under-21 soccer team that is home to players who hope to play for the big pro club. That is, indeed, an original concept and immediately sets this series apart from most everything else on TV.

Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 NovemberCSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.

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WFC2 fall 1-0 to Orange County SC, return home for Wednesday noonerWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 (4W-10L-5D) fell 1-0 to Orange County SC (7W-4L-4D) on a hot evening at Orange County Great Park on Saturday.

Fury FC Too Much for Toronto in Battle of OntarioUSL
It took less than 24 minutes for newcomer Azake Luboyera to make his presence felt for Ottawa Fury FC as the youngster’s header proved to be the decisive strike in a 2-0 win over Toronto FC II at TD Place on Saturday.

Eddies drop Fall Season opener to Indy ElevenFC Edmonton
Eamon Zayed’s tally before half-time would be the difference despite relentless pressure from the home side in the final half.

Eddies make a formation change, but lose fall season opener to Indythe11.ca
The Eddies were determined not to lose 1-0 again. FC Edmonton finished the NASL spring season by losing by that very scoreline in five of their final six games.

New season, same story for FC EdmontonEdmonton Journal
It was a new season but same script for FC Edmonton. Playing the opening game of the North American Soccer League Fall Season, the club once again came up short after probably deserving a better fate.

NASL: Teenager Calvillo shines for CosmosSoccer America
Defending champion New York Cosmos, who underwhelmed in the Spring Season with a third-place finish, started the Fall Season with a 3-1 win over Miami. Eric Calvillo, who joined the Cosmos after playing for the USA at the 2015 U-17 World Cup, scored twice. The Real So Real product now has four NASL goals.

SF Deltas start Fall Season with point against ArmadaSF Gate
Coach Marc Dos Santos promised that the San Francisco Deltas would be more offensively minded in the Fall Season. His team proved the point on the road Sunday in Jacksonville outshooting the home side and nearly taking the full three points.

Los Dos, Energy FC End All SquareUSL
The LA Galaxy II and OKC Energy FC played to a 1-1 draw on Sunday evening at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium as Andy Craven’s penalty kick earned Energy FC a point.

Irish Striker Ciarán Kilduff Signed by the Armada FC Jacksonville Armada
The Jacksonville Armada FC announced Sunday the signing of Ciaran Kilduff, a striker from Ireland, pending ITC and work permit approval. Per team policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.

USL PHOTOS: WFC2 1, Reno 1868 FC 1, July 15, 2017BC Soccer Web
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USWNT comes from behind to win seven-goal thriller against BrazilSBI
The U.S. Women’s National Team looked down and out after 80 minutes. By the 90th minute, the reigning world champions collected their first victory of the Tournament of Nations against Brazil in a seven-goal thriller at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday.

Lauletta: The good and bad of a wild USWNT comebackThe Equalizer
Sunday may have been the best, most exciting day of wall-to-wall, around-the-globe, readily accessible WoSo. In the final of five games—with zero overlap—the United States put a cherry on top of the Sunday sundae by scoring three times in the last 10 minutes to pull out a 4-3 win over Brazil.

Women’s EURO semi-final line-up confirmed UEFA
The fixtures and kick-off times for Thursday’s semi-final have been confirmed, with Netherlands v England in Enschede and Denmark v Austria in Breda.

England breaks 43-year winless streak against France, Austria upsets Spain via penaltiesThe Equalizer
It took 60 minutes for England to break the deadlock, but once Jodie Taylor gave the Lionesses the lead, they never relinquished it, defeating France, 1-0. Holding on for the final 30 minutes, even after starting goalkeeper Karen Bardsley exited with an injury and France cranked up the intensity in search of an equalizer, England found a way to do what it hadn’t been able to do since 1974: beat France.

Manager Mark Sampson plays down favourites tag for England Women after historic France win Eurosport
England manager Mark Sampson dismissed the theory that his side are favourites to win a maiden major title after the Lionesses overcame decades of agony to reach the Women’s Euro 2017 semi-finals with a 1-0 victory over France in Deventer.

Fans following Women’s EURO in record numbersUEFA
The business end of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 is still to come but the biggest female tournament ever organised by UEFA has already been attracting fans like never before. We’ve had millions tuning in for broadcasts, smashing all previous records, while total visitors on the UEFA Women’s EURO section on UEFA.com is set to double.

VIDEO: UEFA TV Streaming all Women’s EURO 2017 MatchesYouTube
You can watch the entire Euro 2017 tournament live on Uefa’s YouTube Channel.

Sam Kerr on fire as Aussies ease past JapanW-League
A classy Westfield Matildas have defeated Japan 4-2 in an entertaining clash at the Tournament of Nations, with on-fire Sam Kerr smashing a first-half hat-trick in San Diego on Monday morning.

De Burca delighted with vital point against Champions Shelbourne Irish WNL
Galway WFC held the reigning Women’s National League champions Shelbourne LFC to a 1-1 draw at Eamonn Deacy Park, bringing their league points tally up to double figures.

Girls who play sport have significantly better body confidence and mental well-being The 42
The data confirmed that all girls have pressures in life, but girls who play sport have ways to deal and coping mechanisms as opposed to those who don’t.

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Neymar: Barcelona consider reporting PSG over 222m euros dealBBC Sport
Barcelona expect Neymar to return to training on Wednesday, but are ready to push for a Financial Fair Play investigation if Paris St-Germain pay the 222m euros (£198m) release clause for the Brazil forward.

‘Serie A will be better this year’ – Dzeko praises new Roma signingsSN
Following their penalty shoot-out loss to Juventus on Sunday, Edin Dzeko praised Roma’s moves in the transfer market, but it is uncertain whether the gap in Serie A has closed.

Bollywood star gives Arsenal fans transfer scoop on Thomas Lemar ESPN FC
Bollywood star Esha Gupta apparently let slip the identity of Arsenal’s latest signing while taking part in an Instagram live event over the weekend. Gupta, who is a huge Arsenal fan, was asked whether she had any insider information on the club’s transfer targets.

Mourinho plays down Fellaini to Galatasaray reportsSN
Jose Mourinho has ended speculation linking Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini with a move to Galatasaray, claiming it would be easier for the Turkish club to sign him as manager than buy the midfielder.

Manchester United’s Phil Jones banned for verbally abusing anti-doping officerThe Guardian
Phil Jones has been banned for two matches and Daley Blind fined by Uefa after the Manchester United pair were found guilty of breaching the governing body’s doping regulations after the Europa League final in May.

Cristiano Ronaldo to appear before judge in tax fraud investigationSportsnet
Cristiano Ronaldo is scheduled to appear before a Spanish judge as part of an investigation to determine whether the Portugal forward committed tax fraud.

Critics continue to question rationale for AFCON expansion to 24 teamsInside World Football
One week after the overhaul of the African Cup of Nations, debate continues to rage over the wisdom, or otherwise, in expanding the competition to 24 teams and moving it to June.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester rivals whet US appetite for elite gameThe Guardian
American fans flock to the International Champions Cup but there is concern that while enriching top European clubs it may not be helping the US domestic game.

Russia’s Football National League Promises IntrigueFutbolgrad
The world’s largest league, Russia’s Football National League, started up again a few weeks ago. As is usually the case, it spans the entire country – from Baltika Kaliningrad in the west to Luch Energiya Vladivostok in the East (a distance of around 6500 miles). And, aside from a couple of teams, it’s difficult to predict what will happen. SKA Khabarovsk’s promotion last season was a surprise, as was Luch’s relegation – until a side refusing promotion saved them.

Ian Holloway: QPR boss ‘proud’ of Steven Caulker honestyBBC Sport
QPR manager Ian Holloway says he is “proud” of Steven Caulker for talking about his struggles with depression, alcohol and gambling addiction.

E-Sports: Eight win through from Los Angeles in FIWCFIFA
Los Angeles welcomed the 32 best gamers from Season 3 in the Americas on Friday and Saturday, with eight of them winning through from the regional final to the FIWC 2017 Grand Final.

Obituary: László Ürge – the man they called Les Murray (1945-2017)Inside World Football
Few people were more knowledgeable about football and Australian football in particular than Lászó Ürge who changed his name to Les Murray when people were unable to pronounce or spell it in his second home, Australia. Murray who had accompanied every World Cup since 1986 for national TV channel SBS, was ‘Mr Football’ in Australia where the Hungarian refugee had settled in 1957 after Hungary’s uprising against the Soviet invasion.

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