BC Soccer News, Monday, June 20, 2016




Whitecaps FC fall 2-1 to New England Revolution in return to MLS playWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6W-7L-3D) fell 2-1 to New England Revolution (4W-4L-7D) in their return to MLS play on Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at BC Place.

Whitecaps 2 Revolution 1: New England wins first road game in seven triesThe Province
The Whitecaps emerged from the Copa America break 2-1 losers to a Revolution team that won its first road game in seven tries.

New England, Old Vancouver, as squandered chances cost Whitecaps dearAFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps and lengthy breaks haven’t made happy bedfellows in MLS these past few seasons. Whenever the ‘Caps are off for an extended period of time, they seem to come back a bit sluggish and not firing on all cylinders. It’s often led to dropping points, sometimes all three.

Whitecaps toppled 2-1 as Revolution gets first road winVancouver Sun
The Whitecaps had enough of the ball and more than enough action around New England’s goalmouth to win Saturday’s game twice over.

Whitecaps’ defensive lapses hand Revs all three pointsRed Nation Online
Major League Soccer returned from a two-week Copa America break and that meant the Vancouver Whitecaps played host to the New England Revolution. The Whitecaps were missing several key players due to suspension and the Revs were coming off a mid-week U.S. Open Cup match in North Carolina.

Whitecaps fall to New England Revolution 2-1Eighty-Six Forever
After clinching the semi-final of the Voyageurs Cup in their last match, the Vancouver Whitecaps returned from a two-week MLS break to fall at home to the New England Revolution, 2-1.

Kelyn Rowe scores winner as Revolution edge WhitecapsSportsnet
Midfielder Kelyn Rowe took advantage of a defensive lapse to score in the 55th minute as the New England Revolution defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Saturday in Major League Soccer action.

Suspended Waston available for Caps game in TorontoVancouver Sun
Kendall Waston was forced to watch the Whitecaps’ 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution at B.C. Place on Saturday and he’ll miss next weekend’s game in Philadelphia, too. But MLS referees and the MLS Disciplinary Committee don’t have a say over who plays in the Amway Canadian Championship, and Waston and the Whitecaps are thankful for that.

VIDEO: Defend the Cup: How the ‘Caps reached the #canChamp FinalWhitecaps FC
Video highlights of the Caps march to the Voyageurs Cup Final.

MLS Week 15 Recap, Highlights: NY wins, late drama in OrlandoEmpire of Soccer
Major League Soccer returned from a brief summer hiatus with a full slate of games over the weekend. Some teams were still without players owing to international duty. Nevertheless, there was drama, action, and some impressive free kick goals across the league.

A moving Orlando tribute, and NYC FC’s three-headed monster finally roarsThe Guardian
All three of New York’s famous foreigners scored at the weekend, while there was a more solemn tone in Florida as fans marked a tragedy.

Sounders’ finishing lets them down vs. Red Bulls: “Our tactics were right”MLS
Even with his team trailing 1-0 at halftime of their Sunday night road matchup with the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena, Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid didn’t see the need for any sort of drastic adjustments.

Feilhaber goal, assist propels Sporting KC past FC DallasSBI
MLS matches have a reputation for exciting finishes, but it was an outrageous beginning that set the tone for Sporting KC’s win against FC Dallas on Sunday afternoon at Children’s Mercy Park.

MLS ref misses obvious goal, robs FC DallasMSN
Someone who is probably relieved about the lack of goal-line technology is Sporting Kansas City defender Lawrence Olum. It was his bad back pass that forced goalkeeper Tim Melia to scramble and try to clear the ball out before it crossed the line.

Timbers, Porter leave RSL “feeling like we deserved better” after 2-2 drawMLS
A road win still eludes the Portland Timbers, but Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Real Salt Lake wasn’t for lack of trying, and, if you’re Caleb Porter, doing.

Impact back in action, move to 3rd in Eastern after draw vs Columbus CrewMontreal Impact
The Impact returned to MLS action after a 10-day layoff and were happy to leave town with a point after playing to a 0-0 draw against the Columbus Crew.

A Result to Build On: Toronto FC Score Late to Overcome the LA Galaxy Waking the Red
After over 300 minutes of scoreless soccer for Toronto FC, it would be a couple of centre-backs who finally broke the deadlock. After 76 minutes without a goal between Toronto and the LA Galaxy, the aftermath of a corner kick saw defenders Eriq Zavaleta and Drew Moor find themselves in the box.

De Rossi: ‘I love New York and Keane’Football Italia
Roma star Daniele De Rossi hinted “New York could be my destination in future,” but he’s also fascinated by Glasgow, Oasis and Roy Keane.  For someone who has been heavily linked with a transfer to America and their Major League Soccer clubs, he dropped a pretty big hint.

Toronto turf war has Reds fans seeing blueToronto Star
The Argos’ faithful are happy to have a home; TFC supporters aren’t thrilled it’s theirs.

The Whitecaps’ Southsiders will be featured in EA Sports’ FIFA 17!The Peak FM
More than a hundred passionate members of the Southsiders supporters group were asked to stay behind and help producers from EA Sports record their chanting and singing. The plan is to add those soundbites into ‘FIFA 17’- the upcoming installment to their annual ‘FIFA’ titles.

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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.

Coaching Course Hosting EnhancementsBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is enhancing the administration of community coaching courses to support its member organizations. These enhancements will provide more coach education opportunities to more coaches in British Columbia.  Changes will take effect August 1, 2016 and were approved by the BC Soccer membership with the annual budget at the 2016 AGM.

Retreat Line for all U13 Playing Environments, Short Term Player Permits & Notice to Reader Financial Statements ApprovedBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. Membership approves to implement Retreat Line for all U13 playing environments in BC, Short Term Player Permits along with the requirement of Notice to Reader Financial Statements Annually.

Development Academy Playoffs: 22 clubs qualify for both age groupsSoccer America
Vancouver Whitecaps U18 & U16 have been drawn into Group A of their respective age groups at the USSDA playoffs in Texas.

Canada West soccer seasons kick off August 24 and September 2Canada West
Canada West soccer is set to hit the turf early in 2016, as the Canada West men’s and women’s soccer schedules were released Wednesday.

Canada West unveils 2016 soccer slateKamloops This Week
Hillside Stadium will see its first action of the Thompson Rivers WolfPack soccer season on Aug. 27. The 2016 schedule, released by the Canada West Universities Athletic Association on Wednesday morning, opens with the WolfPack men playing host to the perennial powerhouse UBC Thunderbirds in the first match of the season.

More soccer for UNBC menPrince George Citizen
Soccer season starts two weeks earlier and the regular season will be four games longer in 2016 for the UNBC Timberwolves men’s team.

Cascades soccer teams unveil schedules, announce new home fieldUFV
The University of the Fraser Valley soccer teams’ regular season schedules were released on Wednesday, along with the rest of the Canada West conference, and among the highlights is a new home pitch for the Cascades.

Third year in Canada West for Heat soccer UBCO
Coming off of last season’s fifth place finish, one rung in the standings out of a playoff spot, the Heat men will be looking to make their way back into the playoffs in their third season of Canada West competition.

The Trinity Western women’s soccer team will open its 2016 campaign on the road, as the Spartans kick off their Canada West regular season against Fraser Valley on Sept. 2.

For the first time ever, the Trinity Western’s men’s soccer team will open its 16-match regular season campaign in August, as the Spartans will begin their 2016 campaign Aug. 26-27 in Prince George, B.C. against UNBC.

Starting them young — At 12, Calne of Kamloops is already on Vancouver Whitecaps’ radar Kamloops This Week
At first glance, Wil Calne doesn’t look a prodigious soccer talent. At just 12 years old, he’s small, his thin frame coming in short of five-feet tall. He’s somewhat shy and quiet, as most kids his age are. He’s of few words when describing the virtues of his own game. But put a ball at the feet of the diminutive centre-midfielder and his abilities are hard to ignore, so much so that the Vancouver Whitecaps have taken notice.

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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Sigma Remains In First Place Overall After 3-0 Result Over AuroraLeague1 Ontario
Sigma FC extended their lead at the top of the west division, and remain the only team with an unblemished record, after league leading scorer Leaford Allen (9′) started off the goals against Aurora United FC, and Justin Stoddart (35′) and Mike Matic (88′) added one a piece to complete the 3-0 win.

USL PDL MATCH RECAP | Portland Timbers U-23s 1, Calgary Foothills FC 3Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers U-23s made a strong push in the second half, outshooting Calgary Foothills FC 8-4, but could not overcome a two-goal deficit in the first half, falling 3-1 at Alder Creek Middle School on Sunday afternoon.

Toronto FC And Windsor Stars FC Announce Partnership League1 Ontario
Toronto FC will support Windsor as a regional satellite club, providing professional technical player and coaching development at the youth level. The club will be called Windsor TFC.

Clarkson’s Special Olympics soccer tournament keeps growingMississauga News
It started out as an eight-team event in 2013, but the larger facilities at Huron Park were required to host the 14 teams that attended this year’s tournament on June 11.




SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016


Koch’s Korner: Confident ‘Caps still topping Conference as four game road stretch awaits – “We don’t fear anybody in the league”AFTN
It wasn’t pretty, but it’s the three points that matter most at the end of the 90 minutes and they were staying in Vancouver, as WFC2 came away with a narrow 1-0 victory over their Cascadian rivals from Portland, Timbers 2, at Thunderbird Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Haber scores late to push WFC2 to 1-0 win over rival Timbers 2 Whitecaps FC
Notching their third win against Timbers 2 this season, Whitecaps FC 2 defeated their Cascadia rival 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium.

WFC2 Strikes Late, Downs T2 USL
With a combined eight goals in the first two meetings of the season, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and the Portland Timbers 2 could not muster a goal for much of Sunday’s match at UBC Thunderbird Stadium.

USL MATCH RECAP | Whitecaps FC 2: 1, Portland Timbers 2: 0Timbers.com
Playing their first game of a two-match road trip, T2 fell 1-0 to Whitecaps FC 2 at Thunderbird Stadium on Sunday. Whitecaps FC 2 (8-2-4, 28pts) benefited from forward Daniel Haber’s one-time finish inside the box to build a 1-0 lead for Vancouver in the 87th minute.

Cincinnati Rallies Past TFCII in Front of 19,112USL
FC Cincinnati rallied in front of a crowd of 19,112 fans at Nippert Stadium to take 2-1 victory against Toronto FC II on Saturday night.

Cosmos send NYCFC packing, advance to USOC Round of 16Midfield Press
Last year, the Cosmos needed penalty kicks following to put away NYCFC after playing 120 minutes. This year, the Cosmos would get all they needed in 90. One goal off the head of Danny Szetela would advance the boys in green to the Round of 16 for the third time in as many years.

FC Tucson could be promoted to United Soccer League soonTuscon.com
Their vision of professional soccer in Tucson goes beyond the Premier Development League. It seems inevitable that FC Tucson will soon, perhaps by 2018, advance to the United Soccer League, and become an affiliate of a Major League Soccer team.

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Sauerbrunn Goal Lifts Kansas City Over HoustonThe Equalizer
United States Women’s National Team central defender Becky Sauerbrunn’s first goal of the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season was the game winner in FC Kansas City’s 1-0 victory over the Houston Dash Sunday night in Texas. Though the two-time defending league champion Blues (2-4-3) are in eighth place and currently well out of playoff position, another strong second half of the season could catapult them into the top four by September.

Crossbar halts Sky Blue FC and Seattle Reign, 0-0  – Prost Amerika
The crossbar at both ends of the field was the difference maker Sunday night at Yurcak Field, as Sky Blue FC and Seattle Reign FC battled to a scoreless draw. Sky Blue and the Reign rattled the woodwork in the first half, but neither side crossed the goal line.

Damallsvenskan Week 9 Round-up: Kristianstad breathe life into their campaignVavel
In a round where many were looking at the the top of the table, Kristianstad produced the result of the round.

Melbourne Victory appoint new Westfield W-League coachWestfield W-League
Melbourne Victory has appointed experienced coach and former Welsh International Jeff Hopkins as its Westfield W-League coach for the 2016/17 season.

Doncaster Belles part ways with manager HarrisVavel
After a dismal start to their WSL1 campaign, Glen Harris has left the Doncaster Belles.

Last gasp Hibernian claim #SWPLCup16Scottish WPL
Hibernian became the first Scottish side to win a major domestic title since 2011 as they scored a last-gasp winner to beat Glasgow City at Ainslie Park.

#SWPL16 – Game 10 Round-upScottish WPL
Sunday was an astonishing day in the SWPL. Glasgow City lost in the league for the first time since September 2014, Hibs closed the gap to five points whilst in the SWPL 2, the title race remains just as nail-bitingly close.

BT Sport selects next raft of FA WSL matches for broadcastThe FA
Arsenal’s trip to Birmingham City will be the first game shown live on BT Sport when The FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) returns to action at the end of June.





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.

Copa America Centenario explodes into semis with goals galoreInside World Football
The Copa America Centenario has moved into its semi-final stage with some football style with goals galore in the final two quarter-final matches. After a slow start the oldest international football tournament in the world has burst into life.

U.S. eager to embrace challenge, stage vs. world No. 1 ArgentinaSI.com
It isn’t hard to be in awe when watching Lionel Messi & Co. It also came naturally to Klinsmann and his players to look for a vulnerability, a trend—anything that might make a difference in Tuesday’s semi at NRG Stadium. U.S. captain Michael Bradley called Messi “probably the best of all time” in one breath, then talked about how by keeping space to minimum and forcing him to dribble sideways or use his right foot, the Americans might “make the game hard on him and his team.”

Mexico embarrassed by Chile 7-0, eliminated from CopaEmpire of Soccer
With a home-friendly crowd and momentum on their back, Mexico stumbled through their match against Chile, falling by an unsightly 7-0 scoreline.

Where does the Mexican national team go from here? Goal
After an embarrassing defeat to Chile, the Mexican national team must move on. But how can it get past the memories of the 7-0 thrasing?

Centenario jams up an already crowded calendar Soccer America
Aside from the problem of what to name a Centenario-type competition matching the nations of Conmebol and Concacaf — there can’t be another Centenario, obviously — the primary issue will be when to play it.

US protest against suspensions of Jermaine Jones, Bobby Wood dismissed MLS
So yes, the United States men’s national team will be without starters Jermaine Jones and Bobby Wood for Tuesday’s semifinal showdown against Argentina after all.

Messi mania in full effect at Copa America in Seattle: “He has that obligation to fulfill”AFTN
Tuesday evening wasn’t the first time that Lionel Messi has played a game in Seattle, but it was the first time he’d played a competitive match there, and an excited 45,753 crowd eagerly came along to Century Link Field to see it.

Pricey tickets and low TV ratings: has Copa América missed a trick in the US? The Guardian
Attendances at this summer’s tournament have perhaps not been as disastrous as some have suggested. But there has been plenty to keep the casual fan away.

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How to Watch Euro 2016 on TV in Canada – BC Soccer Web
The Euros are one of the most popular soccer events on Canadian Television screens. Past Euro competitions have garnered high TV ratings in Canada, and all of the matches are easily accessible.

VIDEO: Euro 2016 Group B: England vs. Slovakia, Russia vs. Wales ESPN FC
Analysis of today’s Group B matches at Euro 2016.

Slovakia vs. England Preview BBC Sport
Wayne Rooney is one of six players reportedly set to be rested by England boss Roy Hodgson for their final group game against Slovakia on Monday.

England must stop living on brink to become legitimate Euro contender  – ESPN FC
It is time for Roy Hodgson and England to stop living on the brink. After two incoherent, inconsistent performances in Group B of Euro 2016, the Three Lions need to lay down a marker against Slovakia in Saint Etienne.

France clinches top group spot with dull draw Toronto Sun
An hour before dusk, the Eiffel Tower’s rusty-brown tint turns a special shade of orange. It transitions from French relic to mesmerizing architecture. Call it the pregame ceremony here in Paris.

Albania stuns Romania in first Euro win SBI
It took almost two-and-a-half matches, but Albania finally found a goal at Euro 2016, and the timing couldn’t have been any better.

Iceland’s Gudmundsson: We will go for the win against AustriaGoal
Heimir Hallgrímsson’s men will not play for a draw against their opponents on Wednesday and then rely on luck to advance to the last 16.

Ibrahimovic under pressure as scoreless Sweden needs a winSportsnet
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is heading to Nice under pressure to perform. One of soccer’s biggest personalities, the 34-year-old Sweden striker needs to step up against Belgium on Wednesday with his team almost certainly needing a win to progress at the European Championship.

Spain not moved by favourites tag – Silva Goal
La Roja are looking to add to their back-to-back Euro crowns, and are on the right track so far in France despite the pressure put on them.

Behind Euro violence is a friendly tournament24 Hours
Euro 2016 in France is nearly a week old and it has been quite an experience so far. While some ugly incidents during the tournament have been dominating the headlines, my experience here has been a positive one. (Fingers crossed.)

Champions League qualifying draw: Celtic face trip to Estonia or GibraltarESPN FC
Former European Cup winners Celtic and Red Star Belgrade were the two big names in the draw for the first two qualifying rounds of the Champions League, which was made on Monday.

EPL chief backs Britain staying in European UnionSportsnet
The English Premier League chairman is supporting Britain remaining in the European Union ahead of Thursday’s referendum.

Chesterfield sign Ched Evans three months before rape retrial beginsThe Guardian
Chesterfield have announced the signing of Ched Evans, three months before the 27-year-old faces retrial for the rape conviction he had quashed in April.

Trinidad refuses to roll over to US extradition demands for WarnerInside World Football
Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner continues to defy attempts by the United States judiciary to have him extradited over the FIFA corruption scandal as so many other ex-powerbrokers have been.

Oldham Athletic: HMRC winding-up petition is dismissedBBC Sport
On Saturday, the League One club stated its legal advisors are were dealing with the petition as the “liability” on which it was based had been paid.

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