BC Soccer News, Monday, May 14, 2018



FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018


How have the ‘Caps fared in Wednesday matches?Whitecaps FC
On Wednesday night at BC Place, Vancouver Whitecaps FC will face San Jose Earthquakes in their first midweek match of 2018 .

Whitecaps drinking at lost chance saloon before earning point at the death against Houston Dynamo AFTN
In what seemed like a wild rollercoaster ride in the final minutes, Vancouver Whitecaps were able to come from behind for the second time in the match to earn a share of the points with Houston Dynamo.

Whitecaps get late goal to tie Dynamo 2-2Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
After the emotion faded, Kendall Waston was left facing the reality of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2-2 tie with the Houston Dynamo on Friday night.

Felipe, Waston put on set piece masterclass in draw vs. Dynamo Whitecaps FC
The set piece kings are back in business. After leading Major League Soccer with 18 goals from set pieces in 2017, it took Vancouver Whitecaps FC a little while to find their groove again this season – 11 matches to be exact. But the ‘Caps bumped the slump on Friday night at BC Place, scoring their first two set piece goals of the season in an action-packed 2-2 draw with Houston Dynamo.

Analyzing Vancouver-Houston, including Tomas Martinez, defending and more Dynamo Theory
Friday night’s banger of a game between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Houston Dynamo will not soon be forgotten. It showcased both the Dynamo’s red-hot attackers and their incompetent defenders as well as Vancouver’s own problematic shape and comical inability to finish chances. It was nutty late night soccer.

Jake Nerwinski: Where Are You?Eighty-Six Forever
Friday saw Vancouver Whitecaps right back Jake Nerwinski stapled to the bench for the fourth straight match. With little evidence as to the reason why, we are left to wonder: Why isn’t Nerwinski starting?

Vancouver Whitecaps: Assessing the NewbiesSoccer Shorts
A third of the way into a new season should be a pretty good time to take a look at the players the Vancouver Whitecaps added to the roster for 2018 and see just how they are fitting into the team and the system.

Toronto FC ‘won’t ever get used to losing’ and vows to be betterCalgary Sun
Following the club’s fourth defeat in its past six games, the mood in Toronto FC’s locker room was anger, yet defiance.

Things are bad for Toronto FC, but no sense overreacting just yetWaking the Red
Saturday marked the first time since 2013 that Toronto FC has recorded six losses before June. The 3-2 loss to the New England Revolution means the Reds sit second-last in the league, ahead of last-placed D.C. United, who have a game in hand.

Sloppy Impact fall 2-0 to lowly UnionMontreal Gazette
The Union, which had lost 28 of its previous 29 road games, took the lead on goal from Cory Burke late in the first half.

MLS Week 11 review: Minnesota’s troubles, rivalry games and moreFansided
A journey through Week 11, including a deep dive on Minnesota United and a glance at Sunday’s triple-header.

MLS Week 11: A Look BackSBI
It was a busy week across MLS with midweek and weekend games galore.

Red Bulls on a three match win streakOnce a Metro
Another big road win at the Colorado Rapids and it becomes a three match win streak.

LAFC, NYCFC trade goals in cross-country showdownProst Amerika
LAFC’s last home match on its first ever homestand on promised to deliver a lot of fireworks on the pitch, which it did.

Orlando City fans litter field with trash after crucial no-call against Atlanta UnitedDetroit Free Press
Atlanta United and Orlando City are in the early stages of an already-heated MLS rivalry. But Orlando City fans took that rivalry too far during Atlanta’s 2-1 win on Sunday.

Sounders rank low in terms of percentage of revenue spent on player salariesSeattle Times
If you compare salary data with the annual Forbes estimates of revenue generated by teams, the Sounders don’t come off looking great. For the past several seasons, they have spent roughly 20 percent of their estimated revenue intake on payroll.

Is the Seattle Sounders’ era as an MLS superclub coming to an end?The Guardian
The Sounders showed soccer can draw big crowds in the US. But as they’re outshone by the likes of Atlanta United, some fans fear a lack of ambition.

Reggie Cannon’s game continues to improve after playing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David VillaBig D Soccer
For any 19-year old, learning and growing is apart of the game. FC Dallas right back Reggie Cannon is getting a full dose of that right now as he just wrapped up his ninth career start in the 3-2 win over the LA Galaxy.

RSL rookie Corey Baird off to fast start in rookie campaignKSL
For most, Real Salt Lake’s 3-2 win over D.C. United will be remembered as Nick Rimando’s 200th career win — a tribute to a major milestone for arguably the greatest goalkeeper in Major League Soccer history, who owns league records in every major statistical category for ‘keepers.

Crew SC credit “stronger mentality” for run of 3 straight clean sheetsMLS
For perhaps the first time under Gregg Berhalter, the Columbus Crew SC defense is becoming the star of the show.

After community input, the wait is on for soccer team’s Austin proposalAustin Monitor
After a blitz of community input sessions in recent weeks, representatives of the group looking to move a Major League Soccer franchise to Austin have a firm grasp on what they have to do to meet what they admit is an ambitious late-June deadline for getting a basic agreement with City Council to use city-owned property for a new stadium.

Wayne Rooney, D.C. United inching closer to a dealWashington Post
Wayne Rooney and D.C. United have resolved major issues in their negotiations and could soon finalize a deal that clears the way for the English soccer superstar to join the MLS club this summer, sources close to the talks said Monday.

When MLS players will depart for World Cup dutyMLS
Each country participating in this summer’s FIFA World Cup will name their provisional squads for the tournament by Monday, with around 20 MLS players – including some of the biggest names in the league – likely to be included on their national team’s initial lists.

An MLS Story: Cultural Openness Central To Atlanta United’s Rapid GrowthPundit Arena
Football is often seen as a sport that bridges all cultural divides, regardless of the colour or nationality of an individual. Atlanta, one of the most diverse melting pots anywhere in America, continue to develop its burgeoning soccer community.

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Surrey’s BC Tigers win 2018 BC Province CupCSA
BC Tigers Rovers won their first British Columbia Province Cup in dramatic fashion on Mother’s Day weekend. Down a goal in the last minute, player-coach Nick Soolsma scored the equaliser from the penalty spot and then completed his hat trick in extra time as the Surrey-based won the provincial title and qualified for the 2018 Toyota National Championships.

Surrey United SC win their 13th BC Soccer provincial titleCSA
Surrey United SC won their 13th British Columbia provincial title on Mother’s Day weekend as they won 2:0 over rivals North Shore GSC Renegades. Samantha Dion scored a first-half brace as Surrey United captured the BC Soccer women’s title and qualified for the 2018 Toyota National Championships Jubilee Trophy finals.

Calgary Foothills FC win second straight match against Victoria Highlanders FC – take six points from first two matches of seasonTSP
Sunday’s match, watched by 340 spectators, finished 1-0 for the hosts, on a first half goal by Foothills FC striker Moses Danto. Calgary also won the first meeting between the two sides Friday night 2-0.

Larry Stefanek hired as new VIU Men’s Soccer CoachVIU
Vancouver Island University Mariner Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Larry Stefanek has been hired as the new Men’s Soccer Coach.

The 40th Anniversary edition of the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association’s flagship tournament––the Slurpee Cup––will see 169 teams taking part in the longest running youth soccer tournament in the interior of the province.

Burnaby shuts down Surrey for u13 Coastal crownBurnaby Now
When things come together better than planned, it’s magical. For the Burnaby District metro boys under-13 United, the Coastal Cup run has seen its share of rabbits pulled out of a hat.

Masich move puts UNBC soccer on firm groundPrince George Citizen
Both UNBC Timberwolves soccer teams are poised for a move to the synthetic turf of the revamped Masich Place Stadium and that change should wipe away worries about unsafe field conditions in the fall season.

Midfielder Romero to join Heat men’s soccerKelowna Capital News
Looking to add scoring to the 2018 Heat men’s soccer roster, head coach Dante Zanatta has recruited a top offensive-minded midfielder from Vancouver.

Breakers take aim at return to AA soccer provincialsCowichan Valley Citizen
Kelsey and Shawnigan both in contention at Island tourmanent .

Whitecaps soccer camp kicks off on the North CoastNorthern View
Prince Rupert players gain skills in the northwest soccer academy that began on May 11

Sports brief: Villa poses with supportersPowell River Peak
Powell River Villa soccer club played its final game of a fantastic season on May 6, losing 2-1 in a tight BC Soccer Provincial B Keith Millar Cup semi-final against Vancouver Strikers. Club members posed for a photo with their supporters, who cheered them on in Vancouver.

TSS Rovers release Season Tickets for the 2018 season TSS Rovers
A great summer of soccer is in store at Swangard Stadium with the PDL & WPSL TSS Rovers. Season yickets are only $70.

Victoria Highlanders FC 2018 Season Tickets now on saleVictoria Highlanders
Spend your summer with the PDL Highlanders at Centennial Stadium for only $75.

Canada’s College ID Camps set for Shawnigan Lake & Kingston, OntarioCanada College ID Camps
Our purpose is to provide a space where players grade 9-12 can connect with college coaches from all levels in Canada and the USA. We hope to assist in the promotion of youth players into environments which will challenge them academically and athletically after high school.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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.

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.

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!

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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Steven Gerrard adds Scott Arfield from Burnley as first Rangers signingESPN
Scott Arfield has joined Rangers from Burnley on a four-year deal, becoming the first signing of the Steven Gerrard era. Arfield, 29, had been with Burnley since 2013 and has won 12 caps for Canada.

Concacaf reschedule abandoned Women’s U17 Chmapionship for June in FloridaInside World Football
The Women’s U17 Concacaf Championship that was abandoned last month in Nicaragua after three matches due to civil unrest and security concerns in the country, will resume in June in the US.

Canadian HOFer Chapman reflects on the high and lows of a storied careerthe11.ca
One of Candace Chapman’s proudest moments was being part of the 2012 Canadian women’s national team that won bronze at the London Olympics.

Sigma Rides Zajac Hattrick To First Win Of SeasonLeague1 Ontario
Sigma FC opened their season in style with a 4-1 victory over Windsor TFC. Marcel Zajac (45′, 77′, 83′) led the way for Sigma with a natural hat-trick, while Giuliano Frano (37′ pk) added the other marker for the home side.

Edmonton soccer team with famous name turning headsGreat Falls Tribune
Few know about the Juventus team in Edmonton, Alberta. This soccer club is a group of 15-16-year-olds who have been beating older teams and turning some heads in the process.

Province kicks off soccer season with pair of U18 titlesThe Telegram
Newfoundland and Labrador opened the 2018 soccer season in fine style over the weekend, winning the Atlantic Under-18 Showcase tournament on both the male and female sides at King George V Park in St. John’s.

LFC women lose a close oneLethbridge Herald
The LFC women’s soccer team were winless in the opening weekend of Alberta Major Soccer League action, but they’re already ahead in one numbers department.

Soccer success for NunavutNunavut News
For Coral Harbour, it was a trip that ended with success. For Rankin Inlet, it was a case of very nearly.

U13 soccer stars battle for Alberta Summer Games spotsCHAT
Sunday morning was the final day of try-outs for the U13 Zone 1 girls soccer team, who will be selecting players from Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Taber, Coaldale, and everywhere in between.

Drinking with Supporters: Foot SoldiersNorthern Starting XI
This is the 2nd part of a series of brief interviews with members of Canadian Premier League supporters’ groups across the country. Each supporters group was asked the same basic questions, in an attempt to get a proper feeling for the similarities and differences that we’ll see from supporters across the country when the league officially kicks off in 2019.

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Match Report: Foxes fall 1-0 at Real MonarchsFresno FC
Fresno failed to come up with a point on the road in Week 9 of the USL regular season, falling 1-0 at Real Monarchs on Saturday afternoon at Zions Bank Stadium.

Fury FC Takes Down ATL UTD 2USL
Dos Santos, Haworth both score to hand Ottawa first home win of season.

USL Week 9: A Look BackSBI
Shocking results and big wins stuck out in Week 9 of the 2018 USL season.

If FC Cincinnati beats Detroit City, U.S. Open Cup trip to Pittsburgh Riverhounds followsCincinnati.com
If Futbol Club Cincinnati makes another Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run this summer, its route could be noticeably different from 2017.

Moloto Leads Nashville Past LouisvilleUSL
Veteran forward strikes in either half as NSC earns 2-0 win before crowd of 8,610.

NASL’s federal antitrust lawsuit against USSF and MLS proceedsNASL
The North American Soccer League (NASL) confirmed today that it received answers from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and Major League Soccer (MLS) in the federal antitrust lawsuit brought by the NASL against the USSF and MLS in the Eastern District of New York. In answering the complaint, the USSF and MLS both declined the opportunity to file a motion to dismiss.


Reign FC finally have a home match and demolish Sky BlueSounder at Heart
Megan Rapinoe returns in grand fashion on the night Jess Fishlock’s 100 appearances is celebrated.

Houston’s unbeaten streak continues as Red Stars come back twice for a drawVavel
The Chicago Red Stars drew the Houston Dash 2-2. Both teams scored a goal in each half with Chicago coming back each time.

Washington Spirit come close, but can’t quite hold off North Carolina CourageBlack & Red United
A lone set piece goal from North Carolina Courage gave them a 1-0 win against the Washington Spirit on Saturday night in Cary, NC. Despite holding off the Courage under intense pressure for an hour, the Spirit left Abby Erceg open to head in a 63rd minute free kick that proved to be the difference. The Spirit didn’t create many chances themselves, but saw a couple golden opportunities go awry.

Brilliant Liga MX Femenil final the cherry on top of a groundbreaking debut seasonESPN
A total of 51,211 fans (a world-record crowd for a women’s club match) again proved what once seemed like a pipe dream to skeptics: that women’s soccer could work in Mexico, a country historically riddled by issues relating to gender equality. Moreover, a federation heavily criticized for its issues as it relates to the men’s side would run the league.

#SBSSWPL Round-up – 13/05/2018Scottish WPL
Forfar Farmington made it three wins in a row with another impressive victory on their travels.

Collins positive on Cork future despite Peas defeatIrish WNL
Cork City interim manager Rónán Collins insists he remains very positive about what the future holds for his side despite their heavy defeat in his first game in charge against Peamount United on Sunday afternoon.

Hegerberg happy to share the love as role modelUEFA
For Norwegian international striker Ada Hegerberg, inspiring the next generation of women’s players is a personal goal. In an interview which appears in the Women’s U17 EURO tournament programme, we hear that the Olympique Lyonnais star wants budding young players to feel her same love of the game.

Stars of tomorrow – FFA launch ‘Future Matildas’ programSBS
Australian women’s football took another significant step forward on Monday after Football Federation Australia launched the “Future Matildas” program.

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: How a great idea led to a wonderful journey for St Ives Town LadiesHunts Post
Back in 2015, Sasha Smith had an idea. It proved to be a rather good one. Smith is a member of the title-winning St Ives Town Ladies side who are toasting a second promotion in just three seasons since their formation.

Once taboo, Russian women’s football eyes World Cup boostWorld Soccer Talk
The sniggering kids kept pointing and staring at Margarita Chernomyrdina when she was small because she played football with the boys. She was the first girl brave enough to try and make the junior league. Now rapt crowds watch the 22-year-old lead the women’s national team in its quest to win acceptance and respect in Vladimir Putin’s socially conservative Russia.

Portland Thorns selected as Grand Marshal for Starlight ParadeOregonian
The Portland Thorns have been selected as the Grand Marshal for the Rose Festival’s Starlight Parade.

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Juventus wins record-extending 7th straight Serie A titleSportsnet
Juventus has extended its record streak to seven Serie A titles after its 0-0 draw against 10-man Roma on Sunday was enough to secure the trophy with a match to spare.

Liverpool reaps Champions League reward, Chelsea empty-handedThe Star
Fallout from Chelsea missing European qualification could include Antonio Conte losing his job. Meantime, Manchester City reached the 100-point milestone, while Swansea joined Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion as the relegated teams.

The final Premier League table for 2017-18Yahoo Sports
Here’s the final Premier League table for the 2017-18 season.

Sorry Swansea City lose their way to end Premier League stayBBC Sport
The moment at which Swansea City lost their way is a moot point; that they have lost it is beyond doubt.

Fulham vs Derby County Preview: Can Fulham overturn first leg deficit?Vavel
Fulham will hope home advantage will help them overcome Derby County and reach the Championship Play-off Final at Wembley.

Santos Laguna storms into Liga MX Clausura final with upset of Club AmericaESPN
If only briefly, it appeared as if the Estadio Azteca was working its magic once more.

‘Seville’s Eurovision’ leaves both teams in Europe and everyone partyingThe Guardian
The derby, one of the few matches of the penultimate weekend with anything riding on it, didn’t disappoint.

Levante wins to end Barcelona’s bid for unbeaten seasonSportsnet
Barcelona lost 5-4 in a wild game at Levante on Sunday, ruining the champion’s bid to become the first team to finish a Spanish league season without a loss under its current format.

Week 37 review: PSG claim prize, Strasbourg, LOSC safeLigue 1
PSG took delivery of the Ligue 1 Conforama trophy despite falling 2-0 to Rennes, while promoted Strasbourg and embattled LOSC claimed precious wins to ensure their presence in France’s top flight next season.

PSG appoint Thomas Tuchel as new managerNBC Sports
Thomas Tuchel is the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar voted player of the yearLigue 1
Neymar was voted player of the year in Ligue 1 Conforama for his 19 goals and 13 assists. Kylian Mbappé was named young player of the year at the Trophées UNFP.

Hamburg suffer historic relegation and leave Bundesliga with a bangThe Guardian
A 2-1 home victory against Mönchengladbach was in vain for the Bundesliga’s only ever-present club thanks to Wolfsburg’s win, and fireworks and flares rained down at the end.

Violence, rioting and HFF ‘won wager’ as PAOK vs AEK Cup final ends in chaosInside World Football
Despite the Greek authorities going to extraordinary lengths to maintain order by flying in a Spanish referee to take charge of last weekend’s domestic cup final, a season of unprecedented turmoil was capped by yet more trouble – on and off the pitch.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy looms over Old TraffordESPN
Three hours before kickoff, vendors staked out little pieces of concrete in front of Old Trafford, doing steady business selling scarves that honored various Man United figures past and present. A fan walked up and asked for two of Sir Alex Ferguson, who remains a powerful presence around the club despite being five seasons and four managers removed from the touchline.

U.S. Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility for all statesThe Star
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

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