BC Soccer News, Monday, June 13, 2016


SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016, 4:00 PM




MLS is back! Brush up on 2016’s big storylines thus farMLS
The league’s summer break will officially end this weekend, when all 20 teams return to action after taking the last two-plus weeks off thanks to Copa America Centenario.

Their words: Raw emotion from Christian Dean on recent injury struggles Whitecaps FC
“Why? Not now. Please God, not now!” The only words flooding through my head were ones of denial, fear, pain, and anger. I’ll admit, anger was the most prevalent. In four days, I would possibly be playing in what I believed was the biggest game of my career – of my life.  It was what I had been training my ass off for.

Bolaños sets up game-winner with lovely chip pass as Costa Rica upset Colombia 3-2 in Copa finaleWhitecaps FC
It was a big win for Costa Rica – their first against Colombia since 1963 as well as their first in a Copa América – but it wasn’t enough to get them out of the group stage. Costa Rica finished third in Group A behind first-place U.S. and second-place Colombia with a 1W-1L-1D record.

An Open Letter from Orlando City SC to our City Beautiful Orlando City SC
Today is an incredibly sad day for our community and our City Beautiful, as we pick up the pieces following the tragic events that occurred this weekend.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of Saturday’s senseless killings in an Orlando night club. At this time, we must all come together to support the victims’ families and their friends. We must also thank the police, the first responders and our partners at Orlando Health, who did so much to save lives.

Sounders place transfer bid on Argentinian playmakerSounder at Heart
With Nicolas Lodeiro’s potential transfer suddenly looking less than assured, it appears the Seattle Sounders are remaining active on the market. The most recent name to surface in the Sounders’ search for a playmaking midfielder is Sebastian Blanco, according to Argentina’s Ole.

MLS Legends: Nick RimandoMLS Multiplex
The pint sized shot stopper is approaching MLS history, and deservedly so.

Portland Timbers once again have particularly difficult path in U.S. Open Cup Oregonian
The Portland Timbers can’t seem to catch a break in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. For the second year in a row, the Timbers are one of just two MLS teams scheduled to face an MLS opponent rather than a lower division club when they enter the tournament in the fourth round Tuesday.

Cameron MacDonald looking to cause upset – and receive handshake – against Seattle SoundersThe Telegraph
On Wednesday evening, MacDonald will be hoping for a handshake from the coaching staff – but more importantly victory – when the lowly Kitsap Pumas take on the mighty Seattle Sounders in the fourth round of the US Open Cup.

Dear Seattle: by Stefan Frei Players Tribune
In December 2013 I was traded to this amazing club. In three years in a Sounders uniform, I’ve learned that our fans are such an important part of how we play soccer in Seattle. I think it’s time to recognize that.

CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOS: Whitecaps FC 3, Ottawa Fury 0, June 8, 2016BC Soccer Web
Bill Currie’s exclusive photos from the Whitecaps win over Ottawa Fury for BC Soccer Web.

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Kjeld Brodsgaard Elected BC Soccer President BCSA
The BC Soccer Annual General Meeting took place Saturday June 11, 2016 and amongst the highlights was the election of Kjeld Brodsgaard (Victoria) as the new BC Soccer President. Kjeld brings a wealth of soccer and sport specific experience as he has been a BC Soccer board member for the past seven years with his most recent position as the 1st Vice President.

BC Soccer celebrates award winners CSA
BC Soccer Assoc. held their 2016 Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet with Kjeld Brodsgaard elected the new president and Patrick Nelson the winner as BC Soccer’s Adult Player of the Year. Brodsgaard succeeds outgoing president Roger Barnes, who was presented with BC Soccer Assoc. Life Membership after serving four years as the provincial soccer association’s president.

2016 AGM – Bylaw, Constitution, Rules and Regulations updatesBCSA
The BC Soccer Annual General Meeting took place Saturday June 11, 2016 and membership voted on a number of important amendments to the association’s Bylaws/Constitution and Rules/Regulations which took effect as of June 12, 2016.

Koch, a young veteranPenticton Western News
The Penticton Tim Hortons Pinnacles had reason to celebrate June 4 even though they lost 4-1 to the UBC Thunderbirds.

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.

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.

Victoria Highlanders 2016 Season Tickets Now Available Select Your Seats
The Victoria Highlanders are ready to return to the PDL for 2016. BC Soccer Web encourages all soccer fans on Vancouver Island to get behind their team. Season tickets are now on sale and extremely affordable. Support Local Soccer!

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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Ontario Soccer celebrates award winnersCSA
The Ontario Soccer Association held their 2016 Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet with Ron Smale re-elected as president of the provincial soccer association. Mr. Smale was re-elected for a fourth term on Sunday 12 June.

Real Madrid to train at Montreal Impact training centre in East end Montreal Gazette
Spanish powerhouse and 2015-16 UEFA Champions League winner Real Madrid will kick off its training camp at the Montreal Impact’s new training centre in the East end, from July 17 to July 26.

Manitoba soccer legend honouredWinnipeg Free Press
A Manitoba soccer legend was honoured this weekend. On Sunday, the Winnipeg Soccer Complex at 900 Waverly St. was officially renamed the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex.

Sigma Takes Over Top Spot Overall With 1-0 Win Over FC London League1 Ontario
In a match characterized by high winds and exceptionally oppressive heat, Leaford Allen (45′) got the lone marker to separate Sigma FC from FC London – both on the score sheet, and in the standings – as Sigma took over ownership of the claim to the best overall record in the league.

New Grimsby soccer field gets a nameNiagara This Week
One of the founding members of youth soccer in Grimsby and his family will forever be remembered now that council has agreed to name the main soccer field at Southward Community Park after Martin Poos.

Women’s National Team Game in Ottawa Proves Soccer is Growing Across CanadaWaking the Red
James Hutton reflects on his recent trip to the Capital to watch the Canadian women’s national team triumph against Brazil.

Former Falmouth Docks football reporter inducted into Canadian Hall of Fame Falmouth Packet
Colin Jose, who is 80 this year, emigrated to Canada in 1964 and ten years later, became press officer for the country’s national team. Colin, who still lives in Canada with his wife Karen, began writing in the early 1960s when he submitted match reports of the Falmouth Docks football team.




SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016


Marco Bustos and Alphonso Davies lead WFC2 to 3-2 win over Swope Park RangersWhitecaps FC
After a tough 3-2 loss on the road against Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Thursday night, Whitecaps FC 2 got back to winning ways on Sunday with a close 3-2 win over Swope Park Rangers at Thunderbird Stadium.

Alphonso Davies Scores Beauty Goal, WFC2 Top Swope Park Rangers 3-2Eighty-Six Forever
Do you think Alphonso Davies has just a little bit of confidence since his call-up to the first team Whitecaps? The 15 year old scored a stellar goal Sunday night, to help Whitecaps FC 2 to a 3-2 victory over the Swope Park Rangers. First off, I’m not going to tease you any longer. Here’s the goal.

WFC2 Returns to First, Holds Off SwopeUSL
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2’s leading goal-scorer from a year ago Marco Bustos finally opened his 2016 goal-scoring account, and he did so with authority. Bustos tallied two goals in the first 23 minutes as WFC2 held on late to defeat the Swope Park Rangers 3-2 on Sunday at UBC Thunderbird Stadium. Vancouver’s 15-year-old prodigy Alphonso Davies tallied in the 80th minute, a crisp left-footed strike into the upper left of the frame, for his second tally of the year and ultimately the game-winner.

TFC Young Reds edge Rochester Rhinos 2-1 in United Soccer League match Vaughan Citizen
When Toronto FC II picks an opponent to beat, the Young Reds don’t choose the easiest foes in the United Soccer League to conquer.

Indy Eleven captures NASL Spring Season titleSBI
After two years of disappointing results that did not match the rabid support for the team off the pitch, Indy Eleven have earned their first title.

Keegan registers brace as Eddies strike down Fort Lauderdale 2-1 at Clarke Field FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton (5W-2D-3L) finished the North American Soccer League (NASL) Spring Season in third place with 17 points after a 2-1 win over Fort Lauderdale Strikers (4W-3D-3L) on Sunday, June 12 at Clarke Field. The victory put an end to the Strikers six-match undefeated streak.

Keegan’s two-goal effort propels Eddies past Fort Lauderdale the11.ca
FC Edmonton finished the NASL spring season just one, measly agonizing point out of top spot. Jake Keegan scored twice Sunday to give the Eddies a 2-1 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Clarke Field.

Haworth free-kick earns crucial point in Spring Season finaleOttawa Fury
Ottawa Fury FC closed out the NASL Spring Season Saturday night at TD Place with a dominant performance against Rayo OKC earning a crucial point in a 1-1 draw. The match featured a bit of everything – an early goal, a spectacular free-kick, impressive goalkeeping, countless scoring chances, another big crowd … and an ejection. Fury FC finish the Spring campaign with a record of 2W-2D-1L at TD Place.

Fury FC needs more offence in fall seasonOttawa Citizen
Goals! Paul Dalglish wants more goals! That, the Ottawa Fury FC head coach says, is what it will take for his squad to move up through the North American Soccer League combined standings and into playoff position.

Carmelo Anthony Aims to Give Puerto Ricans a Team of Their Own – Empire of Soccer
Saturday’s friendly between Puerto Rico FC and the Puerto Rican national team was a meaningful moment — not only for the latest NASL startup as it inches closer to its July debut, but also for its celebrity owner Carmelo Anthony.

USL Recap, Week 12Indomitable City Soccer
Saint Louis FC piled on the goals in their 7-1 thrashing of Tulsa, . Irvin Herrera added to his tally with the opening goal, as well as another in the second half. Saint Louis FC has outscored Tulsa this season by a combined 12-3 through two matches. Look out for July 15, Saint Louis FC – luckily for Tulsa fans – faces the Roughnecks for the final time this season.

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NWSL ROUNDUPBig Apple Soccer
Christen Press scored in the 61st minute to lift the Chicago Red Stars to a 1–1 draw with the Portland Thorns at Toyota Park on Sunday.

Solaun’s first pro goal lifts Reign over Dash again Equalizer
Seattle Reign FC took three points against the Houston Dash with a 1-0 win on Sunday, thereby pushing their perfect record of wins against the Dash to 6-0-0. Seattle and Houston sat one apart in the standings at 7th and 8th going into Week 8, and the win will push Seattle up in the standings to 6th.

Red Stars Spin Forward Off Press Prost Amerika
It took some time for the Chicago Red Stars to get on its game and they really didn’t get going until Christen Press rattled the crossbar with a powerful goal in the second half.

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has approved a request by the League, via U.S. Soccer, to move the secondary transfer/registration window to June 15 – July 14, 2016. Previously, the NWSL secondary transfer window was scheduled to be from July 4 – Aug 3.

Scottish Women’s Cup – Second Round round-up: Hamiton, Raith Rovers, Granite City and Renfrew provide upsetsVavel
The Second Round of the 2016 Scottish Women’s Cup Second Round saw last season’s finalists Glasgow City and Hibernian progress comfortably.

The Big Interview: Kyah Simon (Australia)AFC
Most footballers dream of making it in the professional ranks as children, sitting around watching their heroes at the stadium or on television; Kyah Simon knew that was her path almost as soon as she had played her first match.

Damallsvenskan Week 8 round-up: Top of the table remains a battleVavel
The top two teams both won their matches to keep things interesting at the summit.







How to Watch Copa America Centenario on TV in Canada BC Soccer Web
The Copa America Centenario kicks off on June 3 and runs through June 26 with the final at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. In Canada, you have three options for watching matches on TV.

Controversial goal sees Peru knock out Brazil in shocking fashionSBI
A controversial goal was the difference between two sides fighting for their tournament lives, leading to the biggest shock of the Copa America Centenario.

The Peru goal that knocked out Brazil: Was it a hand ball by Raul Ruidiaz?MLS
Did the ball hit his thigh or his hand? Many have already added Raul Ruidiaz’s name to those of Diego Maradona and Thierry Henry in the list of infamous hand ball goals after his strike knocked Brazil out of the 2016 Copa America Centenario on Sunday night. But Ruidiaz himself isn’t having any of it.

Brazil’s Dunga criticizes decision to allow goal, officiating in Peru lossMLS
Brazil found themselves scratching their heads after a 1-0 loss to Peru that ended their Copa America Centenario campaign on Sunday evening, but saved most of their criticism for the Uruguayan officiating crew.

Brazil’s problems are far deeper than an early exit at Copa América The Guardian
Dunga’s team are out after an awful refereeing decision. But they have failed to recover from that infamous defeat to Germany – and may not make the next World Cup.

USMNT tired of ‘underdog story’ after winning Copa America groupSBI
When the final whistle blew on what turned out to be a 1-0 win over Paraguay, the U.S. Men’s National Team bench charged onto the field. It was a display of joy and relief all in one; an expression of a hurdle cleared en route to the ultimate goal.

Ecuador cautiously optimistic for quarterfinal showdown with United StatesMLS
The opponent is a “complicated one,” but Ecuador coach Gustavo Quinteros is optimistic about playing the United States in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals.

USA’s Copa América has been revived by their glorious, bloody defenseThe Guardian
If Jürgen Klinsmann’s world has gone from storm clouds to sunshine in the space of a week, it’s down in large part to the efforts of John Brooks and Brad Guzan.

Chile vs. Panama: Vidal expects further improvementGoal
Defending champion Chile must avoid defeat against Panama in Group D to secure progression into the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals.

COPA AMERICA 2016 PHOTOS: Peru 1 Haiti 0, June 4, 2016BC Soccer Web
Bill Currie’s exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web from the Copa America Centenario.

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Pique’s late winner guides Spain past Czech RepublicSBI
Seen as one of the tournament’s biggest threats, Spain was on the front foot for most of their Group D opener against the Czech Republic, but it took a late winner for the favorites to pick up a 1-0 win on Monday.

Clark Own Goal denies Republic of Ireland VictoryBBC Sport
The Republic of Ireland were denied victory in their opening game at Euro 2016 as Ciaran Clark’s own goal gave Sweden a draw in Paris.

Germany’s Schweinsteiger and Mustafi sink Ukraine in Euro 2016 openerThe Guardian
One game gone and, as usual, three points chalked up. Germany began this tournament in a familiar groove, easing their way in with a win.

Can Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ deliver at Euro 2016? Sportsnet
Here’s the thing about being part of any country’s “Golden Generation”: the tarnish sets in quickly absent tangible success—in the form of something that can be clasped in the hands and held over the head or worn around the neck.

Euro 2016: Results & ScheduleSoccer America
Complete schedule & results from Euro 2016.

Euro 2016: 150 Russians ‘behind’ violenceBBC News
A group of “well-trained” Russian hooligans were behind the violence in Marseille when Russia played England in a Euro 2016 match, prosecutors say.

Are French police unprepared for Euro rioting, or just burnt out? France 24
Critics say French police were ill-prepared for rioting that took place during the first weekend of the Euro 2016 football tournament. But after six months of protests, flooding and security alerts, French police might just be overworked.

How peace on the streets changed the spirit in the stands for Northern IrelandThe Guardian
Northern Ireland fans used to be embarrassed by the atmosphere in their ground – even writing to visiting players to apologise – but those days are largely gone.

UEFA expects to earn €2 billion in revenue from Euro 2016 ESPN FC
More teams means more money for UEFA, as the European organising body expects to earn €2 billion from this summer’s European Championship, which features 24 nations for the first time.

KPMG are latest to quit the FIFA financial circusInside World Football
Did they jump or were they pushed? KPMG, the international auditors who have examined FIFA’s books for more than decade, have controversially stepped down just days after being criticised for failing to spot extortionate pay increases awarded amongst themselves by Sepp Blatter and two of the senior staff under his regime.

Fifa 17 story mode revealed at EA event BBC News
Fifa – the bestselling football video game franchise – is to get a story mode in its next release. Its developer Electronic Arts announced the move at a press conference ahead of the start of the E3 video games expo. The facility lets gamers develop a footballer’s career on and off the pitch.

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