BC Soccer News, Monday, June 5, 2017




MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, Atlanta United 1, June 3, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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It’s Tico Time in Vancouver as Waston steers Whitecaps to vital victory over AtlantaAFTN
After a couple of disappointing results the Whitecaps returned to winning ways beating expansion club Atlanta United 3-1, led by a brace from Kendall Waston, after the visitors had taken an early lead through Greg Garza. Fredy Montero added an insurance goal in the second half to give Vancouver a vital victory over a dangerous Atlanta side.

Waston the hero as ‘Caps cruise to exciting 3-1 win over AtlantaWhitecaps FC
Carl Robinson promised an end-to-end affair on Saturday afternoon. And Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6W-6L-1D) did not disappoint, cruising to a dominant 3-1 win over new MLS darlings Atlanta United FC (5W-5L-3D) at BC Place.

Whitecaps 3, Atlanta United 1: Waston’s brace wakes up Caps’ offenceThe Province
Kendall Waston took a touch with his foot, another with his chest and then cooly fired past the goalkeeper. Not bad for a hulking defender who up until that point had only ever scored with his head in Major League Soccer.

O captain my captain: Waston draws praise from Tata and ‘Caps for ‘monster’ performanceWhitecaps FC
Kendall Waston had the ideal send-off before joining up with his Costa Rican teammates for two big World Cup qualifiers next week. He scored a first-half brace to set Vancouver Whitecaps FC on their way to a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Atlanta United FC at BC Place on Saturday afternoon.

Waston scores twice as Whitecaps down Atlanta United Sportsnet
Kendall Waston took a touch with his foot, another with his chest and then cooly fired past the goalkeeper. Not bad for a hulking defender who up until that point had only ever scored with his head in Major League Soccer.

Whitecaps find joy looking for Atlanta’s weakness Soccer Shorts
Atlanta United arrived in town with quite the reputation. “They won’t just sit back and defend” people said. ‘They play a fast passing game” people said. “They will press the back line” people said.

Episode 198 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Feeling Peachy with guest Bernie Ibini)AFTN
It’s certainly been an interesting eight days in Whitecapsland, covering a gamut of emotions. We kick things off with a look back at the ‘Caps win over Atlanta, thanks to a two goal Man of the Match performance from Kendall Waston. We chat about how the match played out, who shone, and is this 4-1-4-1 formation now set in stone due to the success it’s been having.

Hectic calendar, missing players contributed to Toronto FC lossToronto Sun
The Reds channelled ex-England manager Roy Hodgson in the wake of Saturday night’s 3-0 loss in New England — a result that emphatically ended Toronto FC’s eight-game unbeaten run.

Sounders’ Bruin admits game-winning goal vs. Houston “a little sweeter”MLS
Will Bruin was all smiles as he spoke to reporters in front of his locker following the Seattle Sounders’ 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

RBNY adds to its road woes with a loss to the Montreal ImpactProst Amerika
On a mild, humid Saturday the New York Red Bulls traveled north of the border to take on Eastern Conference rivals Montreal Impact. In a heated rematch of the 2016 playoff series which saw the Red Bulls left slaughtered by the Impact, New York would be looking for sweet revenge.

NYCFC wakes up and rallies against UnionEmpire of Soccer
It took a flirtation with disaster but New York City FC shook its malaise to come back and defeat the Philadelphia Union Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Orlando City overcomes two red cards for hard-earned draw with FireSBI
Orlando City could have easily folded after seeing not one, but two players issued red cards in Sunday’s home clash with the Chicago Fire. Stopping a Fire team on a four-match winning streak was going to be hard enough, doing so down players due to some questionable ejections seemed downright impossible.

RSL: Rock Bottom? FC Dallas Ends Real’s Road Trip With 6-2 Defeat –  MLS Multiplex
Following Wednesday’s humiliating 5-1 loss against the Houston Dynamo, it seemed like things couldn’t get any worse. It only took FC Dallas 45 minutes to prove that wrong.

MLS Week 14: Coming back at homeUS Soccer Players
The stories in week 16 of the 2017 MLS season were teams coming back at home and more shutouts. The shutouts started with Friday’s game. Portland shutout San Jose 2-0 at Providence Park. San Jose went down a man with a second yellow to Darwin Ceren in the 37th minute for unsporting behavoir. Diego Valeri put the Timbers up in the 50th minute and scored again four minutes into stoppage time. Jake Gleeson only needed one save for the clean sheet.

VIDEO: Catch all the goals from Week 14 of the MLS seasonMLS
Watch all the goals from the weekend that was in MLS.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0, D.C. United 1, May 27, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
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3v3 Live Soccer Tour Comes to Canada


PDL FRIENDLY Photos: TSS Rovers 3, Vancouver Whitecaps Residency 1, June 4, 2017BC Soccer Web
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Ten man TSS Rovers fight back against Timbers U23s to maintain unbeaten home record AFTN
A wonderful solo goal from attacking “menace” Zach Verhoven and another fantastic goalkeeping display from Andrew Hicks earned ten man TSS FC Rovers a point in a 1-1 draw with Portland Timbers at Swangard Stadium on Friday night.

Instant Classic: Panorama tops Fleetwood on kicks to win 2017 BC girls AAA soccer titleVarsity Letters
Kuljit Johal will find some time over the next few days to get her injured knee checked out by doctors.  “But right now I can’t even feel it I am so happy,” the Panorama Ridge Thunder senior explained Friday after a match full of ups and downs, one which mirrored her own emotional state, ended with a dramatic penalty-kicks victory over its crosstown rivals, the Fleetwood Park Dragons in the B.C. Girls Triple A high school soccer championship final, played before a capacity crowd at Burnaby Lakes.

BC PROVINCIAL MEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Club Inter 2 Aldergrove United 0, May 14, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

BC PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Surrey United 1 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 13, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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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 Soccer won’t support alternative to Ticats-owned pro teamHamilton Spectator
If the city seeks out its own pro soccer team for Tim Hortons Field, it will do so without the blessing of Canada’s governing soccer body.

Hamilton’s early soccer giant into national Hall Hamilton Spectator
Don’t let the nickname fool you, Albert “Tiny” Thombs played a big, big game. The local soccer legend — inducted into the Hamilton Soccer Hall of Fame in 2014 — has now been inducted into the newly-named and rebranded Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.

Connaught Series: Winnipeg’s double champions United Weston FCCSA
The Winnipeg United Weston FC team from 1924-26 were arguably the greatest playoff team in the history of the Dominion of Canada Football Championship. Winners in 1924 and 1926, they won seven of eight playoff series in a three-year stretch with 11 wins, six draws, and just one loss across 18 matches. Their only loss – in the dying minutes of the 1925 semi-final – came moments after they were reduced to 10 men through injury.

Vaughan soccer president optimistic with club response to bullying incidentVaughan Citizen
The president of the Vaughan Soccer Club says he is satisfied with the handling of a bullying incident within one of his organization’s teams and is confident the club is adopting practices to prevent similar future occurrences.

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Richey, Bustos star as WFC2 win physical Cascadia clash in PortlandWhitecaps FC
Spencer Richey recorded four saves while Marco Bustos scored his third goal of the season to lead Whitecaps FC 2 (4W-5L-2D) to a 1-0 victory over Portland Timbers 2 (1W-10L-1D) at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.

FCE coach Miller on lopsided loss to Puerto Rico: “The buck stops with me”the11.ca
FCE coach Colin Miller called it “arguably FC Edmonton’s worst performance” since he took over as the team’s coach ahead of the 2013 season.

Bethlehem Steel FC plays to 1-1 draw with OttawaThe Morning Call
Although only two months have elapsed in this year’s Bethlehem Steel FC soccer season, and although Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Ottawa FC was just that – a draw – it might feel different come September, when the United Soccer League decides which teams will make the playoffs.

Cosmos Move Up Standings with Win in North CarolinaEmpire of Soccer
The New York Cosmos (4-1-4) held on to capture a 1-0 result over North Carolina FC (4-4-2) on Sunday, securing their third road win of the season and moving from fifth to a tie for second with the Jacksonville Armada in the Spring Season standings in the process.

S2 Quietly Establishing CredentialsUSL
Seattle Sounders FC 2 has been a bit of an anomaly this season, but signs are certainly there that S2 deserves to be on the bright part of the spectrum.

Atlanta United’s Romario Williams continues stellar USL season with stunning goalAtlanta Utd
Saturday was a frustrating night for Atlanta United fans, but there was some good news for lovers of the Five Stripes. Romario Williams, the 22-year-old Jamaican forward currently on loan at the Charleston Battery, continued his stellar USL season with this latest effort, a stunning curler against Louisville City FC.

Carli Lloyd ‘not closing any doors’ on Manchester City Women returnBBC Sport
Fifa World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd says she is “not closing any doors just yet” on a possible future return to Manchester City Women, after completing her short-term deal.

Monday Morning Wakeup: NWSL Week 8The Equalizer
Monday marks the beginning of a dark week for NWSL as the league steps aside and most prominent national teams assemble for friendlies around the world. With eight weeks in the books the season is one-third over plus the one stray midweek match. Here’s the latest table, results, quotes, and storylines.

Red Stars Press On for Third Straight WinProst Amerika
The Chicago Red Stars earned their third straight win with a 1-0 win over Seattle Reign at Toyota Park where the temperature reached 90º and necessitated hydration breaks. The Red Stars, whose unbeaten streak extended to five, is back in second place in the NWSL two points behind North Carolina with a match in hand.

Marta, Spencer score in Pride shutout of Breakers The Equalizer
The Orlando Pride (2-3-3, 9 points) took an early lead and never looked back, shutting out the visiting Boston Breakers (2-4-2, 8 points), 2-0. The Pride dominated the Breakers in everything but yellow cards as they fought their way to three much needed points at home.

Sky Blue Drops Points at Home Prost Amerika
Lindsey Horan’s two first half goals and Adrianna Franch’s penalty save to help keep a clean sheet as the Thorns became the first visiting team to take points at Yurcak Field this season. Despite the loss, Sky Blue’s three consecutive home wins at Yurcak Field to start the 2017 season set a team record.

WSL 1 Spring Series: Chelsea Ladies win title on final day BBC Sport
Chelsea Ladies won the Women’s Super League One Spring Series with a comfortable 2-0 final-day victory at Birmingham City.

SWPL: Glasgow City show their class in comfortable win over RangersBBC Sport
Glasgow City capitalised on a stunning start to romp to a 5-0 win over Rangers at the Excelsior Stadium.

Who will succeed Lyon? The road to Kyiv 2018UEFA
The final will be played in Ukraine for the first time in 2017/18, at Valeriy Lobanovskiy Dynamo Stadium on 24 May: here are the dates for the full season ahead and some leading contenders.

Real Madrid defeats Juventus to defend Champions League titleToronto Star
Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid becomes the first Champions League holder to defend its title.

Zidane’s magnificent Madrid can define an eraSN
It looked like a final roll of the dice. President Florentino Perez was under pressure early last year from fans following the unpopular decision to remove Carlo Ancelotti and the subsequent slump under Rafa Benitez. After sacking the Spaniard, he had to get it right.

Madrid further clear as the dominant European Cup cityUEFA
Real Madrid’s 12th European Cup victory has taken the Spanish capital even further clear of Milan as the most successful city in both the competition overall and the UEFA Champions League.

More than 1,500 injured in panic after Champions League finalSportsnet
More than 1,500 people were injured when panic swept through a crowd of Juventus fans watching the Champions League final in a piazza in the northern Italian city of Turin, authorities said Sunday.

FIFA ‘in regular contact’ with Qatar amid growing diplomatic disputeSN
FIFA says it is “in regular contact” with World Cup 2022 organisers amid concerns that preparations for the tournament could be hampered by the growing diplomatic dispute involving Qatar. A group of nations including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain announced it will sever ties with Qatar on Monday.

‘Like prisoners of war’: North Korean labour behind Russia 2018 World CupThe Guardian
Claims of long hours, few breaks, dire living conditions, low pay and death emerge from construction of stadium in St Petersburg.

Belgium winger Hazard out with fractured right ankleSportsnet
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard could be out for six weeks after fracturing his right ankle in training with Belgium’s national team.

Bundesliga End of Season ReviewProst Amerika
Wolfsburg season teeters on the edge of a knife with the relegation playoff against local rivals Eintracht Braunschweig. Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund both have the DFB Pokal to contest but the Bundesliga provided a season’s worth of shocks and surprises.

1860 Munich face demotion to Germany’s fifth tier over unpaid licenceThe Guardian
The former Bundesliga team 1860 Munich face demotion to Germany’s fourth or fifth tier after failing to meet a deadline for a third-division licence.

Girona promoted to La Liga for 1st time in 87-year history Sportsnet
Girona will play in Spain’s first division next season for the first time in the 87-year history of the club after earning promotion on Sunday.

U20 WC: South Americans sweep into semisFIFA
With the last eight bidding to become the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017’s elite quartet, we were treated to a pair of intense encounters that spanned more than four hours of football. Venezuela and Uruguay came out on top as the first semi-final was set in stone.

Carrick finally gets the attention he deserves as he stars in his testimonialESPN FC
For once, it was all about him. Michael Carrick has made a career out of being the quiet man. Even after 11 years, 459 games and 12 major trophies, there are still Manchester United fans who are not quite sure what it is he does.

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