BC Soccer News, Monday, May 2, 2016





BC Soccer Web MLS MATCHDAY #10: New York City FC  3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC  2, April 30, 2016 BC Soccer Web
David Villa scored twice as NYCFC secured their first home win of the season at the expense of the Whitecaps. Octavio Rivero & Christian Bolaños scored for Vancouver. We have all of the news & recaps.

MLS Review: Cole sees red in Galaxy stalemate, Valeri stunner lifts Timbers Goal
LA Galaxy’s Ashley Cole was sent off with 20 minutes remaining against Sporting Kansas City, while the Portland Timbers overcame Toronto FC.

MLS roundup: Real Salt Lake move joint top as Sounders and NYC FC prevailThe Guardian
Yura Movsisyan scored the go-ahead goal in the 70th minute and Real Salt Lake beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Saturday night to move into a tie for the MLS lead.

MLS Week 9 recap, highlights: Red Bulls’ big win, moreEmpire of Soccer
New York delivered a statement win in trouncing Dallas on Friday night. The Red Bulls controlled the run of play from the opening whistle, but it took a clever and perfectly-executed set piece to break the deadlock. Lloyd Sam’s goal late in the first half paved the way for a second half romp, with goals by Sacha Kljestan, Mike Grella, and Felipe.

One of those nights: LA Galaxy happy to escape KC with scrappy drawMLS
Bruce Arena won’t spend a lot of time breaking this game down. The sooner his LA Galaxy side move on from it, the better – and this was after taking a point from a road clash against a Western Conference rival.

Drogba, Tissot score in Impact’s 2-2 draw with Colorado Rapids Montreal Gazette
There were mixed feelings in the Impact locker room Saturday after the Colorado Rapids came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw at Saputo Stadium.

Marco Donadel: The Last Italian StandingMount Royal Soccer
There have been many different Italian players to wear le blance, bleau et noir over the years.  One of whom is beloved former striker Marco Di Vaio, but this article is about another Italian Marco, that is Marco Donadel he may not be the biggest name on the club but he is the leader down the middle.   Marco Donadel came to the Montreal Impact on a trial basis back in 2014, after he was down on is luck on finding a professional contract in Italy.

End of the Road: Toronto FC Fall to Portland Timbers in Final Game of Road TripWaking the Red
Toronto FC was unable to claw out a point in Portland to end what was an otherwise successful season-opening road trip.

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Former New Westminster Royal & Canadian Soccer Hall of Famer Errol Crossan passes away at 85CSA
Crossan, a two-time national Challenge Trophy winner in Canada, will best be remembered as a “59er” from Norwich City’s magical FA Cup run in 1958-59. The so-called “Giant Killers” reached the semi-final round, a run that included victories over first division teams Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur before “we got put out by Luton in the replay.”

PHOTO GALLERY: BC Provincial Men’s ‘A’ Cup: Pegasus FC 5 Nanaimo Utd. 0, April 30, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

VMSL teams dominant in BC Provincial A Cup quarter-finals AFTN
There’s little doubt that the Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) is by far and away the strongest local league out there right now and has been for a long time. The quality shines through every year in the BC Provincial Cups, with the last five winners of the A Cup all being VMSL sides.

Cascades women’s soccer team to hold ID campUFV
University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer head coach Rob Giesbrecht is hosting a player identification camp on Sunday, July 17.

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!

BC Soccer Assoc. is Now Accepting Candidates for its Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors for terms commencing June 11, 2016. Prospective candidates are invited to review the information provided on the BC Soccer web site www.bcsoccer.net. Candidates who provide notice to BC Soccer Assoc. of their intent to stand for election by May 1, 2016 will have their applications circulated to the membership in early May.

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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League One Ontario kicks off for 2016 Red Nation Online
The last week of April and first weekend of May sees the start of League One Ontario’s (L1O) third season –  the highest domestic level of soccer in Ontario. Like elsewhere in Canada and United States, L1O continues to grow with the expansion of five new men’s clubs this year, bringing the total to 16 clubs, while the league also has nine women’s teams with Darby FC the only club not also playing a men’s team.

Sigma Hit North Miss For Five Goals In Mississauga DerbyLeague1 Ontario
A torrid pace characterized the first League1 Ontario Mississauga derby between Sigma FC and North Mississauga SC at the Hershey Centre, as both teams demonstrated searing pace, skill, and a depth of talent and youthful potential.

2016 L1O Addition FC London Beat 2015 Champs Oakville League1 Ontario
The day started with plenty of excitement at Sheridan College Stadium, the home of defending League1 Ontario champions Oakville Blue Devils, as the 2016 season was launched with a match versus expansion team FC London. The jubilation was still there at the final whistle, but it was the Southern Ontario visitors celebrating a 1-0 win.

Manitoba Soccer Association visits ‘Caps to kick off second year of partnership Whitecaps FC
Last May, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Manitoba Soccer Association announced a groundbreaking player development partnership. As part of that growing relationship, the ‘Caps welcomed the technical leaders of the MSA and their five district partner clubs from Winnipeg this past week to learn more about Whitecaps FC’s player development and operation strategies.

Goals will come and the Hex is next, says AkindeleRed Nation Online
Going up against Honduras is always a challenge. During 2014 World Cup Qualifying, Canada went to San Pedro Sula only needing a win or a draw to make it to the Hex. Unfortunately, Canada was pummelled 8-1 by Honduras. Canada will be looking for a much better result this time around as they look forward.

Memorial soccer tournament for slain Spruce Grove women now in its 5th yearCBC
Twelve teams got together in Spruce Grove to raise awareness about their friend’s cold case through the game they love.  Jolene Cote was found dead in 2011. Police ruled the 36-year-old’s death a homicide, but her case remains unsolved and no charges have been laid.

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With a lengthy lightning storm in St. Louis prior to kickoff, Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) had their road match against Saint Louis FC postponed until further notice. The two clubs and the league will work together to determine a rescheduled date at a later time.

Ottawa Fury FC Notches Win In Home Opener, First Victory of NASL Spring SeasonNASL
After four games on the road, which yielded one goal, one draw, and one point, Ottawa Fury FC returned to the friendly confines, before 7,023 at TD Place, and defeated Miami FC, 2-0, in its home opener on Saturday afternoon. It was Fury FC’s first home game since last year’s semifinal win over Minnesota United in The Championship. Expansion Miami FC is still seeking its first victory in the NASL.

Cosmos Knock Off RailHawks, Keep Spring Title Hopes AliveEmpire of Soccer
Facing a must-win scenario to keep a realistic shot at capturing the Spring Season title, the New York Cosmos answered the call with a 1-0 win over the previously unbeaten Carolina RailHawks.

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Little goal lifts Reign, keeps champs winlessEqualizer
Kim Little’s goal early in the second half gave Seattle Reign FC a 1-0 victory over FC Kansas City in a rematch of the last two NWSL Championships, both of which went to the Blues. Two weeks after the shocking end of the Reign’s Memorial Stadium unbeaten streak to Sky Blue, the two-time Shield winners embarked on a new streak while winning their second straight overall. FC Kansas City have taken just a single point from three matches on the season.

Wolfsburg sew up final berth despite defeatUEFA
Marith Priessen headed in for the holders, but it was not enough to deny two-time winners Wolfsburg a place in the final after their 4-0 first-leg triumph.

Sporting Club Albion still in the FA WPL North title huntThe FA
Sporting Club Albion boosted their FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division title hopes with a 4-0 win over Blackburn Rovers.

NWSL boss Jeff Plush on raising the bar: ‘There’s so much more we can achieve’  – The Guardian
Last week, Orlando Pride drew 23,403 supporters to their NWSL opener. But Jeff Plush isn’t resting on his laurels – he wants to make women’s soccer even bigger.

Round-Up: Wexford inch closer to titleContinental Tyres WNL
Wexford Youths WFC took a major step to retaining their Continental Tyres Women’s National League title as they moved out in front after a 3-0 victory over Kilkenny United WFC.

Respect not the only challenge for women’s gameIrish Times
A dark cloud hangs over the eight-team Women’s National League. In theory, the league has been going from strength-to-strength since Peamount United became inaugural champions in the 2011/12 season. Raheny United (now Shelbourne) made the Champions League knock-out stage last season and Wexford were unlucky to not emulate that feat this year. Public interest is minimal and with incidents like the infamous penalty shootout, national media don’t exactly flock to games every week.

WSL 2 Week Three Round-up: Vixens go top, Oxford earn first winVavel
It was a bumper crop of fixtures in the English second tier, and they didn’t disappoint.

Mali: Historic national women’s football league to kick-offAfricanews.com
Mali is organizing the first ever women national football league in the country’s history. This will present players from the twelve competing teams with a chance to pursue professional careers.

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Leicester City draws with Manchester United to miss first chance at Premier League titleToronto Star
One chance gone for Leicester in its attempt to clinch a first English league title.
Over to you, Tottenham.

Adelaide United 3-1 Western Sydney Wanderers: Reds seal maiden A-League title Goal
Goals from Bruce Kamau, Isaias and Pablo Sanchez earned A-League grand final glory for Adelaide United with a 2-1 win over Western Sydney.

A-League grand final: Reds’ triumph deservedly eases the heartaches of grand final losses pastSydney Morning Herald
It’s taken seven long years since the last grand final defeat, and nine since its grand final humiliation, but finally Adelaide United has wrested the monkey off its back.

Manuel Pellegrini has eyes only on Real Madrid after Saints mauling The Guardian
Manuel Pellegrini said Premier League scheduling forced him to name a weakened Manchester City team against Southampton and hopes his side’s disappointing performance will not impact on the Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid.

South America bringing strong squads to Copa America CentenarioESPN FC
The lists of 40 which have so far been released would seem to indicate that the coaches plan to come to the U.S. with their strongest available squad. Much could happen over the next few weeks, though. The definitive squads of 23 are due in by May 20th. It will be fascinating to see where the pruning takes place.

Marseille guarantee Ligue 1 status with victory at Angers The Guardian
Marseille, the only French side to have won the Champions League after lifting the trophy in 1993, had gone 11 league games without a win, slipping as low as 16th in the standings with three matches to play.

CSKA Moscow vs Zenit – Russian Cup Final PreviewFutbolgrad
This year’s edition of the Russian Cup final in Kazan sees Russia’s two strongest clubs pitched against one another. Indeed, CSKA Moscow vs Zenit Saint Petersburg has become, in many ways, the Russian El Clasico.

Young Australian goalkeeper Stefan Petrovski dies following lightning strikeThe Guardian
A young Australian football player struck by lightning last month while playing in Malaysia, Stefan Petrovski, has died in hospital. The 18-year-old goalkeeper lost consciousness after being hit as he left a training session for his club, Melaka United, on 5 April.

Families denied apartment leases after kids play soccer on groundsAJC
An Atlanta soccer coach says a local apartment staff is kicking families out of their homes, because their kids are playing ball on the property.

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