BC Soccer News, Monday, June 12, 2017



SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017, 7:00 PM

On the radar: A new era for Whitecaps FC, international action, and moreWhitecaps FC
Last week might have felt like a long one for Vancouver Whitecaps FC fans with Carl Robinson’s men not having played since their 3-1 win against Atlanta United FC at BC Place two weekends ago. But fans can rejoice knowing that all that is set to change with a jam-packed week of soccer ahead, both in Major League Soccer and international play.

Vancouver Whitecaps: The Season So Far (The Midfield)Soccer Shorts
In a world of increasing tumult and uncertainty how reassuring it is to have the Soccer Shorts player ratings to turn to.

With busy stretch on tap, Timbers put depth on display in win vs. FC DallasMLS
From appearing in back-to-back national title games at Akron to winning MLS Cup 20015, Timbers coach Caleb Porter has seen a lot in his career. But he found himself in unfamiliar waters Saturday night.

Sporting Kansas City 1, Montreal Impact 1 | 2017 MLS Match Recap MLS
Children’s Mercy Park has been an absolute fortress for Sporting Kansas City this season, but a late mistake by substitute Soni Mustivar led to a stunning equalizer that gave the visiting Montreal Impact a 1-1 draw Saturday and ended SKC’s six-game home winning streak.

Marsch: Red Bulls aiming for “a couple big additions” in summer windowMLS
The New York Red Bulls haven’t truly found their stride this season, at least compared to their excellent campaigns of recent years, and head coach Jesse Marsch is ready to bring in summer reinforcements.

Referee’s Association Criticizes Walton Over Red Card VoteEmpire of Soccer
The Professional Soccer Referees Association has accused Peter Walton, the general manager of the Professional Referee Organization, of hypocrisy for his decision to vote in favor of rescinding Rafael Ramos‘ red card issued in last Sunday’s game between Orlando City and the Chicago Fire.

Beyond the Lens – 3am MusingsEighty-Six Forever
After a couple of crazy weeks, the Caps find themselves in a bye week before a tough 4 game stretch before the Gold Cup break, with home matches against Dallas and NYCFC sandwiched by away matches in Minnesota and Chicago.

St. Paul Soccer Stadium Groundbreaking Now Set for this WeekKSTP
The head of the St. Paul Port Authority said the official groundbreaking and prep work for construction of the St. Paul soccer stadium starts this week.

Orlando City opening stadium doors to mark Pulse anniversaryOrlando Sentinel
One of the first things Jason Kreis saw when he flew into Orlando for a job interview last summer was a memorial. It was set up downtown, right across the street from his hotel. “You could see right away what a big, big deal this was and how it affected the community,” Kreis said.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, Atlanta United 1, June 3, 2017 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

3v3 Live Soccer Tour Comes to Canada


BC Soccer celebrates 2016-17 award winnersCSA
Connor Hildebrandt and Rheanne Sleiman were honoured as BC Soccer’s Adult Players of the Year. Both players helped their respective teams reach the BC Cup provincial finals in May, with Hildebrandt starring for Aldergrove United and Sleiman captaining North Shore Girls SC.

BC Soccer Welcomes Three Newly Elected Board MembersBCSA
Vancouver, BC: The BC Soccer Annual General Meeting took place Saturday, June 10, 2017 and amongst the highlights was the election of three new BC Soccer board members: John Charlton (Vancouver Island), Ralph Luongo (Lower Mainland), and Justus Mirembe (Lower Mainland). Each of these new directors bring a wealth of soccer and sport specific experience ranging from playing and coaching to risk management and strategic thinking.

PCSL Tim Horton’s Pinnacles Vs Van U UpdatePinnacles FC
The Pinns fell to a very strong Van U side on Saturday. The team played very well in the first half having the better of the chances. Newly acquired Ryan Glanville was stoned on a 1 v 1 situation with the Keeper to keep it 0-0 at half.

Development Academy Playoffs: 23 clubs qualify in both age groupsSoccer America
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 and U-17/18 playoffs take place June 22-26 at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana. In each age group, 32 of 74 DA clubs qualified. Twenty-three clubs qualified teams in both age groups. (Editor’s Note: Whitecaps Residency are one of the teams that qualified.)

THURSDAY: Vancouver Southsiders Burger & Beer FundraiserSouthsiders
As some of you may know, one of our most ardent flag-wavers, Aidan, was injured during a Southsiders rec league match almost a year ago. As a result of the injury, he’s been unable to work for over 10 months and is facing an indeterminate amount of time off based on the outcome of his upcoming surgery, scheduled for June 20th. Tickets for this event are $20 and include a burger (beef or veggie) and a beer. We will also be accepting cash donations. All proceeds from this event will go to Aidan’s recovery fund.

The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) is once again offering keen soccer players an opportunity to take part in its annual High Performance Soccer Schools featuring coaches from Stoke City FC of the English Premier Soccer League.

BC PROVINCIAL MEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Club Inter 2 Aldergrove United 0, May 14, 2017BC Soccer Web
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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, 2017BC Soccer Web
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2017 BC Soccer Adult Provincial ChampionshipsBCSA
The Road to Burnaby continues! Complete brackets and results from the weekend’s games in the BC Provincial Cups.

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
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FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017BC 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 CampaignTSS 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 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.

Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on saleHighlanders FC
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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.

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Canada puts on a tremendous show for Toronto fans in 6:0 winCSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team provided the hometown crowd much to cheer about in an impressive 6:0 win over Costa Rica in Toronto. Deanne Rose, Janine Beckie (three), and Jordyn Huitema (two) were the goalscorers in front of the Sunday afternoon crowd of 20,628 at BMO Field.

Canada shows ruthlessness in huge win over Costa RicaSportsnet
Spare a thought for Noelia Bermudez. Costa Rica’s beleaguered goalkeeper was left completely exposed by her hapless defenders in an embarrassing 6-0 loss to Canada on Sunday in an international women’s soccer friendly.

Canada’s ascendant national women’s squad has the makings of a dynasty Globe & Mail
Based on present progress, it is not a question of if Canada’s women’s soccer team will be the No. 1-ranked squad in the world, but when. It will be among the firm favourites for the 2019 World Cup and Tokyo 2020. With the NHL removed from the Olympic picture, there is no more exciting Canadian national team at work.

Adriana Leon making most of latest chance with Canada The Equalizer
Adriana Leon has found a new resurgence with Canada after time away from the national team spotlight. A spell away from the NWSL presented an opportunity to play in Europe with FC Zurich in Switzerland last fall. The 24 year-old Leon was able to score goals in bunches while rediscovering her game.

Canada Soccer honours six former players prior to Costa Rica matchSportsnet
Canada Soccer took time out to honour its own Sunday, celebrating six former players including Canada Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Amy Walsh.

Episode 200 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Canadian Premier League special with Paul Beirne and Daniel Squizzato)AFTN
It’s a milestone episode for the AFTN Soccer Show, and we’re dedicating our 200th episode to a milestone in Canadian soccer – the new Canadian Premier League.

CanMNT to face off against Jamaica in TorontoRed Nation Online
The Summer of Soccer is about to spice things up with new fixture for the Canada Men’s National Team. Canada will host Jamaica on Saturday, September 2 at BMO Field in Toronto. This will be an opportunity for Canada to showcase Cyle Larin, Jonathan Osorio, Anthony Jackson-Hamel, and 16 year-old Alphonso Davies against the Reggae Boyz.

Who is Lucas Cavallini? The Penarol striker set to return to Canada’s men’s national teamWaking the Red
Lost in the excitement of Alphonso Davies being granted citizenship and committing to Canada’s men’s national team was the announcement of Lucas Cavallini returning to Octavio Zambrano’s set-up.

Para Soccer program continues summer preparations with eastern camp in OntarioCSA
Canada Soccer have announced a 15-player squad for the Para Soccer program’s two-day eastern camp in Pickering and Toronto. This is the first of back-to-back weekends for the program in June, with an eastern camp running 10-11 June and a western camp running 16-17 June in Nanaimo.

Canada’s 2026 World Cup bid to look clearer in AugustTSN
The clock is already ticking on the 2026 World Cup bid. Canadian soccer officials, along with their U.S. and Mexican partners, will find out in August whether they face competition to host the FIFA men’s showcase. Guidelines for the bid will be sent soon after that and the CONCACAF group will have to submit its proposal next March.

WSA Winnipeg Match Review – Thunder Bay ChillNorthern Starting XI
WSA Winnipeg kicked off their home schedule June 3rd & 4th against Thunder Bay Chill. While the performances were again improved, the results were the same – 2 losses.

Connaught Series: Montréal Grand Trunk FC win first title after Great WarCSA
After losing in the 1915 semi-finals, Montréal Grand Trunk FC waited four years to get another shot at the Dominion of Canada Football Championship. While the city and provincial competitions continued, there was no national competition for three years as the Great War suspended the Connaught Series until 1919. When the competition resumed after the War, things fell in place for the railway team as they both hosted and won the Championship.

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Drogba Delivers in USL DebutUSL
Every touch or significant moment from soccer legend Didier Drogba took center stage during Saturday’s USL debut for Phoenix Rising FC. After compiling several chances, Drogba delivered his first league goal – a 40th-minute header – and assisted Shaun Wright-Phillips’ second-half tally as Rising FC earned a 2-1 victory against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 in front of a sellout crowd of 7,062 at Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex.

Bustos’ PK goal not enough as Drogba tallies goal and assist in USL debutWhitecaps FC
Didier Drogba tallied a goal and an assist in his USL debut to lead Phoenix Rising FC to a 2-1 victory over Whitecaps FC 2 on a scorching Saturday evening.

RECAP | Positive Eddies performance ends in tough 1-0 defeat to Miami FCFC Edmonton
Just eight minutes after FC Edmonton looked to have taken the lead at Clarke Stadium, Miami found the winner through Vincenzo Rennella.

“We were robbed” says FCE coach Miller after controversial loss to Miami FCthe11.ca
The loss overshadowed a fine performance from Nathan Ingham, making his second start in a row for the Eddies in goal. He made an excellent leaping save to deny Jaime Chavez and a diving stop to deny Renella before he was victimized on a goal he could do little about.

NASL Week 12: Miami Maintains Its LeadEmpire of Soccer
Miami FC traveled north and west to grab a narrow 1-0 win at FC Edmonton on Saturday and keep its hold on first place in the North American Soccer League’s Spring Season standings.

Match Recap: Fury FC -v- Harrisburg City IslandersOttawa Fury
Ottawa Fury FC stretched their unbeaten streak to four games (3W-1D-0L), earning a deserved and important three points after a 1-0 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders in front of an energetic crowd at TD Place on Saturday night. After being denied a goal in the opening half, Sito made sure his strike in the second half counted which powered Fury FC to victory and moving them up the USL’s Eastern Conference to fifth place.

Reinforced Toronto FC II three minutes away from ending winless streakWaking the Red
Toronto FC II ended their losing streak but were unable to hold on for the victory at the death on Saturday night, drawing 1-1 against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.

“Long may it continue” — Talking USL growth with Jake EdwardsNBC Sports
The 41-year-old league president sounds more like a man focused on quality than quantity these days, though there’s little denying the USL’s rise beyond 30 teams is impressive.

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USA-Norway: U.S. women sweep Scandinavian tour Soccer America
Christen Press scored in the 60th minute to give the USA a 1-0 win over Norway in front of 3,866 fans at Sandejord’s Komplett Arena in the 50th meeting between the teams and a sweep of the USA’s two games in Scandinavia.

Women’s EURO warm-up fixtures and resultsUEFA
The contenders have been warming up for the tournament with a busy programme of friendlies. UEFA.com has the results in all their official matches since qualifying ended.

Sampson: We’re six games away from making historyFIFA
The SheBelieves Cup, which was held in the USA for the second time in March, pitted together some of the best teams in the world. And for England’s women’s national team, it served both as a landmark occasion and as important preparation for the forthcoming UEFA Women’s EURO in the Netherlands next month. The Three Lionesses sent out a statement of intent by recording an impressive 1-0 victory over the hosts.

Australia launches bid to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World CupAdelaide Advertiser
Australia will launch a bold bid on Tuesday to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, backed by up to $5 million in federal funding.

US soccer star Carli Lloyd still dreaming of Champions League gloryCNN
United States superstar Carli Lloyd has not ruled out a return to England, after her short-term spell at Manchester City ended at the start of June.

Abby Wambach, retired soccer star, finds love and sobrietyToronto Star
The game’s most prolific international scorer hit rock bottom after a drunk-driving arrest. Wambach has kicked her substance-abuse habits and found love with her wife Glennon Doyle Melton, a ‘Christian mommy blogger.’

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UEFA WCQ roundup: Spain, Italy battle on; Iceland catch CroatiaNBC Sports
A roundup of all of Sunday’s action in 2018 World Cup qualifying around Europe…

England seal Under-20 World Cup glory as Dominic Calvert-Lewin strikesThe Guardian
England Under-20s entered the history books after beating Venezuela in a frenetic World Cup final in South Korea to ensure the nation became world champions for the first time since 1966.

USMNT seals valuable point in tie with MexicoSBI
The U.S. Men’s National Team was playing with house money on Sunday, knowing any sort of result would simply be a bonus following a big win on Thursday. Despite being pinned back for large stretches, the U.S. sealed that bonus in the form of a vital point.

CONCACAF Hexagonal – 2018 World Cup Qualifying Schedule & StandingsMLS
The USA are one of six nations to advance to the final round of 2018 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, also known as “The Hexagonal.”

All still to play for on the Road to Russia 2018AFC
After Australia defeated Saudi Arabia on Thursday to throw Group B of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifiers wide open, the ten remaining teams on the continent return to action on Monday and Tuesday as Groups A and B head towards what is sure to be a gripping finale.

Man City outcast Hart will find a top club, says Given SN
Hart has been left out in the cold by current manager Pep Guardiola, who sent him on loan to Torino last summer. The England No.1’s spell in Italy was somewhat problematic, however, and he was widely criticised for conceding twice in his nation’s 2-2 draw against Scotland on Saturday.

Swedish minnows get major boost as Man United agree Victor Lindelof dealESPN FC
Swedish minnows Vasteras are set to receive a substantial windfall that will wipe out their debts after Manchester United agreed a deal to sign Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof.

Andorra stun Hungary to end 66-match winless run despite completing just 44 passesThe Telegraph
Andorra stunned Hungary 1-0 in their World Cup qualifier on Friday to end a 66-match winless run in competitive internationals stretching back nearly 13 years.

2018 WCQ: Italy 5 Liechtenstein 0BBC Sport
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon did not have to make one save in his 169th appearance as he moved to fifth in the all-time list of international caps.

The 8 teams contesting the Confederations Cup in RussiaMetro
A look at the eight teams competing in the June 17-July 2 Confederations Cup, Russia’s dress rehearsal for the 2018 World Cup.

Infantino backs Qatar 2022 saying there is plenty of time for diplomacy to workInside World Football
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has expressed confidence that the diplomatic crisis surrounding Qatar in the middle east will not threaten the 2022 World Cup, but that FIFA is monitoring the situation closely.

South Korea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World CupESPN FC
South Korea’s new liberal president has proposed that the rival Koreas and other Northeast Asian countries co-host the 2030 World Cup.

Leyton Orient winding-up petition dismissed at High CourtBBC Sport
Orient owed money to four creditors on the petition, having resolved unpaid taxes with HM Revenue & Customs.

Fifa 18: hands-on with the latest version of the football phenomenonThe Guardian
Alex Hunter is back for a second season in Electronic Arts’ latest football sim, but on-pitch changes such as variable AI tactics are the key to longevity.

Catalonia: Pep Guardiola joins independence rally in BarcelonaBBC
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has joined thousands of protesters in Barcelona to call for independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia.

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