BC Soccer News, Monday, June 19, 2017




MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, FC Dallas 1, June 17, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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“Mental character” sees Whitecaps battle back for draw with Dallas after difficult weekAFTN
It’s been a week to remember and a week to forget for Vancouver Whitecaps, but it at least ended on a positive note on Saturday night with Cristian Techera’s stunning free kick giving the ‘Caps a crucial point at home to FC Dallas.

Stunning Techera free kick salvages 1-1 draw with FC Dallas Whitecaps FC
A sublime 30-yard Cristian Techera free kick salvaged a 1-1 draw for Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6W-6L-2D) on Saturday night against FC Dallas (6W-3L-6D). “The Bug,” who now has four goals on the season, brought the game level in the 74th minute after FC Dallas striker Maximiliano Urruti opened the scoring early in the second half, rescuing a point for the injury-riddled ‘Caps in front of a sold-out crowd of 22,100 at BC Place.

Cristian Techera’s free kick helps Whitecaps salvage 1-1 draw with FC Dallas Journal-Pioneer
Cristian Techera scored on a beautiful free kick in the 74th minute as the Vancouver Whitecaps fought back to draw FC Dallas 1-1 on Saturday night.

From the delivery room to BC Place: An eventful Saturday for Brek SheaWhitecaps FC
Shea and his wife, Carling, celebrated the birth of son Zepplin Brekken at 4:40 p.m. PT on Saturday afternoon. Just over two hours later, Shea was on the pitch at BC Place, starting for Whitecaps FC and playing 83 minutes.

Whitecaps keep it even against perennial contenders FC DallasRed Nation Online
Vancouver Whitecaps FC returned to action following the international break with a mouth-watering fixture against FC Dallas. Carl Robinson’s side were looking to cap off a less than stellar week of off the pitch police invovled incidents, with a win. Vancouver and FC Dallas played to a 1-1 draw in front of 22,120 spectators.

Ibini’s MLS debut the latest chapter in a story of tragedy, perseverance, and styleWhitecaps FC
Father’s Day isn’t celebrated in Australia until September, but Bernie Ibini was still thinking about his old man this weekend. In fact, there isn’t a day that goes by that he’s not.

Orlando City rallies for late draw with Montreal ImpactSportsnet
Jonathan Spector scored his first MLS goal and Orlando City rallied for a 3-3 draw with the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.

Bradley ‘feels great’ after busy week for TFC, USMNT SBI
Michael Bradley has accumulated plenty of frequent flyer miles over the course of the past two weeks. His journey began in Toronto and took him to Utah, Colorado, Mexico and back to Canada.

BWP “dreadful”? Red Bulls star persists, finds reward with brace vs. Union MLS
Bradley Wright-Phillips didn’t do much celebrating after scoring either of his two goals Sunday. And he wasn’t in a particularly gleeful mood after the New York Red Bulls’ 2-0 defeat of the Philadelphia Union, either.

Pigeons Sing in the RainEmpire of Soccer
Had it been the landlord and not the tenant playing at Yankee Stadium, Saturday’s game would have been postponed. But soccer can be played in the rain as New York City FC rallied in a downpour to defeat the Seattle Sounders, 2–1, thanks to two goals from David Villa.

Good Times Bad Times for the Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Shorts
Given that the Vancouver whitecaps were without three of their more impressive players of the season thus far in Waston, Bolaños and Williams the 1-1 tie with FC Dallas on Saturday evening was a satisfactory result.

VIDEO: All 30 goals from MLS Week 16MLS
A total of 30 goals were scored across the 11 matches played in Week 16 and you can watch them all here in less than two minutes!

Controversial Alessandrini equalizer saves Galaxy at homeSBI
The seventh result of the LA Galaxy’s seven-game unbeaten run was certainly a lucky one. The Galaxy appeared set for another defeat, but a stoppage-time goal from Romain Alessandrini saved a point in the 2-2 tie with the Houston Dynamo.

Jesse Marsch is in Poland this weekOnce a Metro
The New York Red Bulls head coach will spend a few days away from his team, as he works on his UEFA Pro Licence.

David Villa’s tireless work in New York an example for MLS’s foreign stars The Guardian
The World Cup winner reached 50 goals for NYC FC on Saturday, and he appears dedicated to lifting up both the league and his team-mates.

Andres Guardado denies MLS agreement but confirms approachesSN
Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado says he does not have an agreement in place to join MLS, as had been reported last week, but acknowledges there have been discussions.

3v3 Live Soccer Tour Comes to Canada


“No Picasso” but TSS Rovers maintain undefeated home record after draw with Portland TimbersAFTN
An action-packed goalfest in the first half and a cagey affair in the second, was the tale of TSS Rovers 2-2 draw Portland Timbers U23’s at Swangard Stadium on Friday night, maintaining the Rovers unbeaten home record in their inaugural PDL season.

Timbers Collect Victory With Late Goal Over Highlanders FCHighlanders FC
Highlanders FC (1W-0D-4L) welcomed Portland Timbers U-23 (3W-4D-1L) to Centennial Stadium, June 18, dropping a 2-1 decision in their final match at home before heading on the road next weekend to face TSS Rovers.

Murder of two young men stuns Sunshine Coast communityVancouver Sun
Both Buckle and Leask were avid soccer players with the Vancouver Island Soccer League and the best of friends who grew up together.

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.

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
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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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Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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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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Wanderers Grounds: Council eyeing soccer field controlChronicle-Herald
Plans for a professional soccer team and a pop-up stadium at the Wanderers Grounds could be a meeting away for Halifax. Tuesday, Halifax Regional Council will consider a recommendation authorizing CAO Jacques Dube to negotiate a lease for the spot to put up temporary stadium seating for up to 7,000 spectators.

Lemon to leave League1 Ontario for football in Hungary the11.ca
To say that Alison Lemon has a diverse soccer résumé would be an understatement. She’s played professionally in Switzerland and in Italy; she’s been a member of Canada’s national women’s futstal side. She coaches with FC Barcelona’s Metro Toronto-based soccer school; she works with U13 players at Oakville Soccer Club. Oh, and she’s also played in League1 Ontario with North Mississauga SC. But, she’s about to head back to Europe — as she’s been signed by Hungarian side Gyori ETO. She leaves in early July — and is thrilled to get the chance.

Connaught Series: St. Boniface were Canada’s first ever championsCSA
The City of St. Boniface, some 50 years before it was amalgamated as part of the City of Winnipeg, were Canada Soccer’s first national champions. Not once, but twice in a row the Norwood Wanderers of St. Boniface lifted the Connaught Cup emblematic of the Dominion of Canada Football Association’s champions.

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18-year old Campbell scores early but Republic FC win 2-1 Whitecaps FC
18-year old Terran Campbell scored his second professional goal for Whitecaps FC 2, but Sacramento Republic FC came back from an early deficit to win 2-1 at Papa Murphy’s Park on Saturday evening.

Republic FC Grinds Out Win Against WFC2USL
After eliminating Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake in the Fourth Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Sacramento Republic FC had to grind it out for a result Saturday resuming league play.

NASL Week 13: Miami FC Opens 7-Point Lead Empire of Soccer
Miami FC increased it streak without a loss to nine games and in the process built a seven-point lead atop the North American Soccer League’s Spring Season standings after a 4-0 whitewash of intrastate rival Jacksonville on Saturday night.

FC Edmonton defeated 1-0 in first match of home-and-home with DeltasFC Edmonton
A poorly given hand ball against Diakité proved to be the difference on the night when the Eddies had multiple chances to find their goal.

WATCH: Drogba scores twice for Phoenix RisingFour Four Two
Didier Drogba scored twice to help Phoenix Rising salvage a 2-2 draw against Swope Park Rangers in the USL.

Rhinos Continue Streak, Down Fury FCUSL
A first-half goal by Ryan Felix proved the difference as the Rochester Rhinos defeated Ottawa Fury FC 1-0 on Saturday night at Capelli Sport Stadium.

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Two late goals not enough as Dash remain last in the standingsProst Amerika
The return of Carli Lloyd to Houston was not what everyone expected as the Dash continued tp struggle in all areas of the field, losing for the third consecutive time at home this season.

Sky Blue score in 1st minute, defeat Thorns 3-1The Equalizer
Sky Blue scored less than 30 seconds into Saturday night’s match at Providence Park and never looked back in a 3-1 victory over Portland Thorns FC. Sam Kerr set up Raquel Rodriguez in the 1st minute and scored a second half brace in the win. Christine Sinclair tapped in a rebound of her own penalty miss deep in stoppage time to cost Kailen Sheridan a clean sheet on what was an excellent evening of work.

Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath receives Female Professional Athlete of the Year Award at Oregon Sports AwardsTimbers.com
Portland Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath was awarded the 2016-17 Harry Glickman Award for Female Professional Athlete of the Year as part of the Oregon Sports Awards presented by Nike, it was announced Sunday evening at the Oregon Sports Awards show held in Beaverton, Ore., at Nike World Headquarters.

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Man United rightfully wary of pursuing Cristiano Ronaldo given Real historyESPN FC
Manchester United have a pretty poor track record when it comes to dealing with Real Madrid, one of a number of reasons why nobody at Old Trafford is getting too carried away by the prospect of luring Cristiano Ronaldo from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

Dani Alves set to join Manchester City in £5m deal from Juventus The Guardian
Manchester City have approached Juventus over a move for Dani Alves, with Pep Guardiola prepared to offer the Brazil international a two-year contract as he steps up his recruitment drive for next season.

Amid ongoing VAR debate, Chile put aside frustration to beat CameroonESPN FC
On a night that could have ended up being defined by three letters — VAR — it’s probably a good thing that ultimately it was a “V” and an “A” that made all the difference. “V” — as in Vidal (Arturo) — who kangarooed at the far post to tuck in a cross from the “A” — as in Alexis (Sanchez) — past Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa.

It’s very confusing – Santos bemused by VAR after Portugal draw SN
Fernando Santos says the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) remains confusing after his Portugal side saw an opening goal ruled out against Mexico at the Confederations Cup.

FIFA’s blind eye towards Russian homophobia casts dark cloud over World CupProst Amerika
“All are welcome here.” Those were the words that FIFA President Gianni Infantino used yesterday to describe Russia. Those that watched the FIFA opening ceremonies were treated to a sermon of blissful ignorance, both by Infantino and the Russian President. The picture that they would like for you to believe is that Russia is the land of openness that people of different races, religions, sexual orientations, and backgrounds are treated equally. While not all Russians are racists or homophobic their government has certainly through their law and their actions have created an environment that is increasingly hostile of a different background from themselves.

Russia tries to shed hooligan image for Confederations CupBBC
The Confederations Cup kicked off this weekend in St Petersburg. For fans, the fortnight of international football is a taster for the 2018 World Cup. But for Russia, plagued by image problems, the championship is also chance to prove that it is a safe host for travelling players and their supporters. That is not how it looked last summer.

Europa League first and second qualifying round drawsUEFA
Östersund beckons for Galatasaray in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, while Progrès Niederkorn stand between Rangers and an encounter with AEL Limassol or St Joseph’s in July.

IFAB proposals: Rating penalty goals, 60-minute matches, quick free kicksESPN FC
For as long as football remains ever-so-slightly broken, there will always be attempts to fix it. The International Football Association Board (IFAB, a gloriously old-fashioned body that allows Northern Ireland 12.5 percent of the voting power to change the global Laws of the Game) has published “Play Fair!,” a strategy document with a snappy title.

Crotone manager Davide Nicola cycles length of Italy after team avoids relegationBBC Sport
A Serie A manager has completed a 1,300km bike ride up the length of Italy, after telling his players he would do so if they avoided relegation.

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