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SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016


BC Soccer Web Matchday #13: Toronto FC 3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4, May 14, 2016BC Soccer Web
It’s been an amazing nine point week for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Saturday’s showdown at BMO Field will certainly go down as the MLS Match of the Season so far, and possibly the team’s best of the MLS era. We have match recaps and highlights.

A week to remember: The best of Vancouver’s three-match winning streak Whitecaps FC
It’s going to be tough to top that week. After a victory over the defending MLS Cup champs, a spectacular bicycle kick winner vs. Chicago Fire, and a thriller vs. Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC now sit third in the Western Conference with 20 points and a 6W-5L-2D record.

With renewed focus, Hurtado a difference-makerThe Province
Erik Hurtado went 14 months between Major League Soccer starts. He’s made sure that won’t happen again. “He’s done himself a world of good,” Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson said after Saturday’s 4-3 roller-coaster win over Toronto at BMO Field. It was the Whitecaps’ (6-5-2) first victory in Toronto since 2008 and their third straight MLS win,

The Good, The Average and The Bad: Manneh Answers But Manneh More Questions Edition AFTN
Well who ever said defence wins championships, probably didn’t mean it like this. It wasn’t pretty at all for the defenders on both teams but it was probably the most entertaining back and forth game the Whitecaps have had in a long, long time.Well who ever said defence wins championships, probably didn’t mean it like this. It wasn’t pretty at all for the defenders on both teams but it was probably the most entertaining back and forth game the Whitecaps have had in a long, long time.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 11 SBI
New York City FC picked up their third straight victory on Sunday, giving them a share of the Eastern Conference lead. The Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC, meanwhile, shared some of the weekend’s best moments in a seven-goal affair at BMO Field. Here’s a closer look at all of this past weekend’s MLS action:

New York City FC show “another side of our game” to beat champion Timbers MLS
New York City FC came away with all three points from their long, cross country road trip after their 2-1 win over the defending champion Timbers on Sunday. But things didn’t exactly go as planned.

Klose remains set on continuing career amid Red Bulls links SBI
Miroslav Klose’s successful career in Europe could have come to a close on Sunday, but the veteran German striker says he’s not done playing just yet. With the New York Red Bulls reportedly among the contenders to sign the 37-year-old, as well as 2.Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern, Klose hasn’t revealed his future plans although insists he won’t retire.

Kamara debut provides noticeable lift to Revolution offenseSBI
Kei Kamara may not have found the back of the net on Saturday night in his New England Revolution debut but the 6-foot-3 target man still made enough of a difference to help the Revs snap out of a six-game winless streak in front of a sizable home crowd at Gillette Stadium.

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Richmond FC wins BC Cup provincial women’s title CSA
Richmond FC defeated their “nemesis” North Shore Girls SC to win their first BC Cup women’s premier title. The Richmond club won 4:0 in the 15 May final at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia, earning the province’s lone spot at the 2016 Sport Chek National Championships in St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador.

Surrey Pegasus FC wins BC Cup provincial men’s titleCSA
Surrey Pegasus are on the hunt for a second national title after winning the 2016 BC Soccer men’s provincial title in Langford, BC. The former champions won 2:1 over Coquitlam Metro Ford SC Wolves in the 14 May British Columbia final, clinching their province’s spot at the Sport Chek National Championships from 5-10 October in St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador.

Four Men’s Teams Crowned 2016 BC Soccer Provincial Champions BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. crowned four adult men’s soccer teams Provincial Champions, two of which will be heading to the Canada Soccer Club Nationals. The four Men’s Provincial Cup matches took place on Saturday May 14th, at Westhills Stadium in Langford with the women’s provincial champinoship matches taking place on Sunday May 15th.

Three Women’s Teams Crowned BC Soccer Provincial Champions BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. crowned three adult women soccer teams Provincial Champions today. The three Women’s Provincial Cup matches took place on Sunday May 15, at Westhills Stadium in Langford.

BC Soccer Assoc. is pleased to provide to the members the 2016 Proposed Bylaw and Rule Amendments, along with the Candidates for the Board of DirectorsBCSA
In preparation for the 2016 BC Soccer Association Annual General Meeting, BC Soccer is pleased to provide to the membership the 2016 Proposed Bylaw and Rule Amendments, along with the 2016 BC Soccer Association Candidates for the Board of Directors document.

KYSA Scholarships Available KYSA
Graduating high school soccer players who are registered with the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) are eligible to apply for one of nine scholarships the association will be awarding in 2016.

Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference – June 3-5 at SFU BC Soccer Web
The Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference is back for its second year. Learn from some of the best coaches in the game. This year’s conference features speakers from Arsenal, Leicester City, Southampton, the English FA and more. Register before April 30 for early bird pricing.

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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EPIC presents the 2016 Western Canada College ID Camp


Donate to the Canadian Red Cross to help those impacted by the Alberta WildfiresBC Soccer Web
The Canadian Red Cross is the most reliable organization assisting people who are fleeing the wildfires in Fort McMurray and beyond. Please donate. All individual donations are being matched by the Government of Canada.

Canada m23 defeat Guyana as part of Jubilee celebration CSA
Canada’s Men’s U-23 National Team won 5:1 over a young Guyana squad preparing for the next round of the 2016 Caribbean Cup. Five different goal scorers – Caleb Clarke, Richie Laryea, Raheem Edwards, Ben Fisk, and Jordan Hamilton – filled the net for the visiting Canadians.

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Davies scores first pro goal as WFC2 defeat LA Galaxy II 4-3 in thriller at UBC Whitecaps FC
With the win, WFC2 leapfrog their fellow MLS-owned West Coast rival into the top spot in the Western Conference. WFC2 remain the only unbeaten team in the USL.

15-year-old Davies scores first pro goal as Whitecaps FC 2 remain undefeated Vancouver Sun
Fifteen-year-old Alphonso Davies scored his first professional goal Sunday as Whitecaps FC 2 jumped to the top of the Western Conference with a 4-3 win over L.A. Galaxy II at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium.

FC Edmonton (3-2-2) jumped to fourth place in the North American Soccer League (NASL) standings after defeating the New York Cosmos (4-0-3) by a score of 2-1 at Clarke Field on May 15.

Diakite’s header gives FC Edmonton Sock-er Bowl triumph over Cosmos – the11.ca
When agent and former Canadian national-team forward Alex Bunbury recommended Pape Diakite to FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller, it wasn’t likely that the central defender’s scoring prowess was the first thing on the table.

Highlights: FC Edmonton 2-1 New York Cosmos Empire of Soccer
Video Highlights of FC Edmonton’s win over NY Cosmos.

USL Week 8: Cincinnati’s Record House & The 15-year-old Goalscorer Empire of Soccer
Week 8 of the USL season was marked by significant milestones for the league and for individual teams. FC Cincinnati had the biggest weekend with not only another home win but also a new record in attendance for USL with over 23,000 fans. That number also set a best-ever attendance week for the league, with a combined 73,000+ taking in matches.

NASL Spring Week 7 Recap: Minnesota On Top After Cosmos Falter Empire of Soccer
At the conclusion of the seventh round of action in the North American Soccer League’s Spring Season, Minnesota United FC (4W-1D-1L, 13 pts) finds themselves with a narrow lead in the Spring Season standings after dispatching Jacksonville Armada 2-0 at home. It was an opportunistic victory for the Looks, taking advantage of setbacks for the Carolina RailHawks (4W-1D-2L, 13 pts) and New York Cosmos (4W-0D-3L, 12 pts).

FC Cincinnati: the third-tier US soccer team pulling in 20,000 fans a game The Guardian
Just over nine months ago, Futbol Club Cincinnati became the city’s latest attempt at professional soccer. Nine months later, FCC have become the most notable club in the United Soccer League — American soccer’s third tier — and has moved up the list of clubs campaigning to join Major League Soccer, a competition openly looking for new markets.

Report: Rangers Targeting Cosmos’ Niko Kranjcar Empire of Soccer
The New York Cosmos could have some serious competition when it comes to locking in Niko Kranjcar past the Spring Season.

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Lyon complete double as Wolfsburg book return UEFA
Lyon will go into the UEFA Women’s Champions League final on 26 May having completed their fifth straight French double while opponents Wolfsburg are also assured of a 2016/17 European return after their latest domestic games.

Carter’s stunner earns Arsenal their 14th Women’s FA CupThe FA
Dan Carter’s spectacular first-half strike saw Arsenal lift the SSE Women’s FA Cup for a 14 time in front of a record crowd at Wembley Stadium.

Arsenal win FA Cup for 14th time on day of optimism for women’s football The Guardian
The game was not a classic and, inexplicably, scores of supporters were still outside trying to collect tickets when Danielle Carter scored the only goal 18 minutes in, but it was difficult to come away from Wembley on Saturday without being optimistic for the future of women’s football.

Record-breaking Potsdam coach Schröder retires UEFA
Bernd Schröder coached Turbine Potsdam for the final time having first taken charge on the new club in 1971 and won two UEFA titles among many honours.

Seattle And Portland Earn A Tough Point At Memorial Midfield Press
The Cascadia Rivalry is always an intense and physically demanding match; this one proved no different. Numerous players went down throughout the match, particularly in the second half, when the whistle was blown every few minutes. Both teams went in hard for tackles and encouraged high pressure all night long, and each team came out with a point to show for it.

Alex Morgan lifts Orlando Pride past WNY Flash The Equalizer
The Orlando Pride (3-2-0) took on the Western New York Flash (2-3-0) at home on Saturday night in what was an entertaining match that saw both sides exchange opportunities, and a red card for WNY’s Abby Erceg. Alex Morgan broke the deadlock in the 79th minute to get the Pride the victory at home.

#SWPL16 – Game 7 Round up Scottish WPL
SWPL16 action returned this weekend, and it didn’t disappoint. In both the SWPL1 and SWPL2 there were battles between the bottom two and Edinburgh derbies. And there were fascinating developments in the title races.

Sporting Club Albion claim FA WPL Northern Division title The FA
The celebrations are underway for Sporting Club Albion after they clinched The FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division title with a game to spare.

FIFA appoints first female secretary general The Equalizer
Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura of Senegal is FIFA’s new secretary general, the first woman to hold the position. She was appointed to the position by the FIFA Council on Friday. Samoura succeeds former secretary general Jerome Valcke, who was banned from soccer-related activity for 12 years.

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Manchester United fans should be compensated for ‘bomb scare’, says MPThe Guardian
Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the season against Bournemouth was called off on Sunday, and the 75,000-seater stadium evacuated, after the discovery of a suspect device that later turned out to have been left over from a training exercise four days earlier. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 8pm.

Luis Suarez leads Barcelona to title, Real can’t close gap, Sporting stay up ESPN FC
Five things from the final weekend of the 2015-16 La Liga season as Barcelona won the league despite Real Madrid’s late charge, and Getafe and Rayo deserved to go down as Sporting stayed up.

Sunday European Rewind: Man City in UCL; Arsenal leapfrog Tottenham; and moreSBI
The champions of England may have been crowned two weeks ago, but European competition and league awards were still up for grabs going into the final day of Premier League action.

Liverpool can save season by winning Europa League, says Simon Mignolet The Guardian
Simon Mignolet has said Wednesday’s Europa League final against Sevilla represents a chance to save Liverpool’s debut season under Jürgen Klopp.

Carpi relegated from Serie A, Palermo stays upSportsnet
Carpi was relegated from Serie A on Sunday despite a 2-1 win at 10-man Udinese after Palermo beat bottom club Hellas Verona 3-2 in a dramatic match which saw both sides have a player sent off in the first half.

Gonzalo Higuaín is the history man as Gunnar Nordahl’s record finally fallsThe Guardian
The Swede’s Serie A scoring record of 35 goals had stood for 66 years, but Napoli’s Argentinian surpassed it with his final-day hat-trick against Frosinone

Italy coach Antonio Conte cleared of match-fixing Sportsnet
Italy coach Antonio Conte was cleared of match-fixing Monday after a fast-track trial in Cremona.

Bob Bradley’s Le Havre narrowly misses promotion on final day SBI
Managed by former US national team manager Bob Bradley, French side Le Havre AC went into this weekend’s home Ligue 2 fixture against Bourg Peronnas needing third-place Metz to lose. The team also needed to equal Metz’ goal difference of seven higher than their own.

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