BC Soccer News, Monday, May 28,2018



SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018


MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 3, New England Revolution 3, May 26, 2018BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

El Bicho’s hat-trick heroes can’t shake Vancouver Whitecaps out of home woesAFTN
People were wanting Vancouver Whitecaps’ home games to be more entertaining, but be careful what you ask for, for you might just get it.

Techera’s hat trick leads comeback ‘Caps to 3-3 draw versus RevolutionWhitecaps FC
Cristian Techera’s second-half hat trick led Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4W-5L-5D) to a whirlwind comeback 3-3 draw against New England Revolution (5W-4L-3D) on Saturday afternoon.

Techera Torches Revs in DrawProst Amerika
Cristian Techera collected a hat trick, but the New England Revolution’s offense was equal to the task in Saturday’s 3-3 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Palce.

Whitecaps leave Revolution all crossed upThe Province
The Vancouver Whitecaps brought in Kei Kamara because of his reputation as a target player. All they needed to do was to set the bar lower — a lot lower.

Techera hat trick lifts Whitecaps to draw with RevolutionSportsnet
Midfielder Cristian Techera scored three second-half goals as the Vancouver Whitecaps overcame several defensive errors for a 3-3 tie with the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer play Saturday.

Teal Bunbury flourishing for New England Revolution after Kamara tradePro Soccer USA
Tactically, Teal Bunbury seems better suited for the No. 9 role. The results show it. Bunbury is finishing chances at a decent clip, with a shot conversion rate of 22.2, which is the fifth-most in the league among players with at least six goals.

Vancouver Whitecaps do just enough to not do enough (again)Soccer Shorts
At least the Vancouver Whitecaps are entertaining now. True they’re entertaining in a The Fall of Rome, Krakatoa erupting, Hindenburg conflagration, Nuclear explosion in a fireworks factory kind of way, but at least they’re entertaining. They’re still not good enough though.

Montreal Impact wilt 2-0 against United in sweltering MinneapolisMontreal Gazette
Life isn’t getting better for the Montreal Impact after dropping a 2-0 decision to Minnesota United on Saturday in Minneapolis.

The same problems keep plaguing Toronto FC, and they can’t seem to find solutionsWaking the Red
Want to understand what has gone wrong for Toronto FC during this year’s Major League Soccer season? Just watch back last night’s 1-0 loss to FC Dallas and it will all make a little more sense.

MLS week 13: The good, the bad, and the uglyMLS Multiplex
A competitive weekend of action in MLS did not disappoint as there is plenty to get to in the good, the bad, and the ugly from week 13.

MLS Week 13: A Look BackSBI
With U.S. Men’s National Team action looming, MLS still rolled on with a busy weekend headlined by one of the league’s top rivalries.

The MLS XI, Week 13: The Players Have Had Enough of VARSI.com
Ever since its implementation in MLS, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) has been a lightning rod for discussion. The pros are obvious–if missed or incorrect calls can be made right, the game is better off with a more fair and deserved result. But when the implementation goes awry, well, the cons can get pretty ugly.

Tim Parker, Aaron Long: The New York Red Bulls’ Not So Odd CoupleLast Word on Soccer
With last night’s scoreless draw at Red Bull Arena, the New York Red Bulls showed their ability to keep a clean sheet. Center backs Aaron Long and Tim Parker controlled the final third yet again. While outside backs Kemar Lawrence and Michael Amir Murillo were able to keep the ball going forward, Long and Parker worked together to protect the goal.

Ben Olsen confirms mutual interest from both sides for Wayne RooneyNBC Sports
As a move to Major League Soccer becomes more of a reality, D.C. United’s manager has confirmed the team’s interest in a legendary Premier League goalscorer.

Michael Boxall is awarded Loons’ captaincyStar-Tribune
Michael Boxall found out he would be captaining Minnesota United starting this week the usual way: while he was getting a haircut.

Our City: The Necessary Evangelicalism of American SoccerThe Mane Land
There will always be something insurgent about soccer in the American sports landscape, meaning we supporters can never stop preaching our love of the game to anyone who will listen.

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Rovers Gain Upper Hand In Juan De Fuca Plate Derby With 3-2 Win Over HighlandersVictoria Highlanders
Victoria Highlanders FC (1-4-0) dropped a thrilling match by a score of 3-2 to Juan De Fuca Plate rival TSS FC Rovers (2-1-1) on May 27 at Centennial Stadium. An enthusiastic home crowd was on hand to witness a four-goal first half as both teams went back-and-forth on the scoresheet.

Highlanders vs Lane United FC Match ReportVictoria Highlanders
Victoria Highlanders FC (1-3-0) captured all three points against Lane United FC(1-2-0), May 25th at Centennial Stadium to earn their first win of the Premier Development League (PDL) season. Striker Cory Bent opened scoring in the match for his first of the year, while goalkeeper Nolan Wirth recorded his first clean sheet.

Kamloops snags Wilson soccer trophyPrince George Citizen
The St. Ann’s Academy Crusaders of Kamloops desperately needed a goal with time running out in their 20-minute game against the Immaculate Conception Kodiaks of Prince George.

TOFC soccer girls earn scholarshipsVernon Morning Star
Their mandate is to prepare players for the college and university soccer level. The Thompson Okanagan FC Under 18 girls team staff went over the top this season with 10 players pocketing scholarships for next season.

Journalist, language keeper, soccer player and dentist getting UFV honorary degreesAbbotsford News
Investigative journalist Kim Bolan, Sto:lo elder Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, soccer player Sophie Schmidt and philanthropist Malwinder Dhami will all be honoured by the school this June.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Women’s A Cup: Surrey United 2, NSGSC Renegades 0 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.

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.

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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State of the game in Canada: Youth off to Toulon TournamentRed Nation Online
Canada makes their first appearance in the French Toulon Tournament. one of the biggest male youth national tournaments in the World. The tournament goes the last week of May and first week of June and includes soccer powers starting with the host France, England, Mexico and Portugal. Canada is in Group C along with Portugal, Japan and Turkey.

Canada Soccer executives hit the road to drum up support for World Cup bidSN
Canada may not be gearing up for action at next month’s FIFA World Cup, but officials from the Canadian Soccer Association still spent the weekend on the job.

Canadian Premier League: HFX Wanderers FC officially revealedWaking the Red
The Canadian Premier League revealed its third club on Friday, announcing HFX Wanderers FC in front of Halifax, Nova Scotia locals. The event at the Nova Centre in central Halifax involved addresses from CPL commissioner David Clanachan, Mayor Mike Savage, and Derek Martin, president of the new club’s parent company.

Halifax Wanderers come on board, but you can put a lid on the Stephen Hart rumours the11.ca
Hold off on the Stephen Hart-to-Halifax Wanderers rumours.

Drinking with Supporters: Pile O’ BonesNorthern Starting XI
This is the 3rd 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. In addition, supporters groups were asked to provide a local beer, or a beer that best represents their group. As a result, these articles will have two parts: The Interview and The Beer.

Calgary Foothills FC give up late goal against Portland Timbers U23, draw 1-1TSP
Calgary Foothills FC dropped their first points of the 2018 Premier Development League season, with a 1-1 draw against Portland Timbers U23 in Okotoks Sunday.

Mixed results for P.E.I. F.C. teams on weekend vs. HalifaxPEI Guardian
The P.E.I. F.C. under-17 dropped a pair of games this weekend to the Halifax Whitecaps in Nova Scotia Soccer League action.

DAZN’s big Canadian deal: Digital space is a natural fit for soccerthe11.ca
On Thursday, media upstart DAZN announced that not only had it secured the Canadian digital rights to broadcast the entirety of the Champions and Europa Leagues over the next three seasons, it had acquired blanket rights to the tournaments.

Special Olympics Ontario School Championships take place in Peterborough this weekKawartha Now
More than 1,000 secondary school athletes will compete in basketball, bocce, floor hockey, soccer, and track and field.

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Match Report: Foxes come up short at Orange County SCFresno FC
Fresno FC pounded 16 shots on fifth-place Orange County SC, but the Foxes couldn’t get through to goal, losing 3-0 on Saturday night at Championship Soccer Stadium in Irvine.

Ottawa Fury FC earned their third win of the season and kept their shutout streak alive in an entertaining 1-0 win against Bethlehem Steel FC. Kevin Oliveira scored in Ottawa’s first game of the season under the lights at TD Place, and goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau and his defense extended their shutout streak to 463 minutes.

Match Recap: Toronto FC II vs. Tampa Bay RowdiesToronto FC
Toronto FC II battled hard but ultimately fell at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rowdies in an afternoon clash at BMO Field.

Eastern Conf. Notebook – Goals Bring Joy for IndependenceUSL
Yet to win on the road, but with two wins in a row, the Charlotte Independence had every reason to be confident heading into Saturday’s match with the Richmond Kickers. That confidence came through as the Independence scored three goals to finally get their first away win of the season, beating the Kickers 3-1 at City Stadium in another impressive attacking display.

Red Bulls II Sweep Past IndyUSL
Four second-half goals lift New York to 4-1 victory after halftime deficit .

Western Conf. Notebook – Tired Switchbacks Relieved By WinUSL
Los Dos’ Zubak Makes History Again; T2 continues run up standings.

Can pro soccer do better in Toledo?Toledo Blade
After many, many failed attempts across the United States, professional soccer outside of Major League Soccer is becoming increasingly viable in more markets, and Toledo could be the next attempt. The United Soccer League is evaluating the city for a possible expansion team in its new third division, which will begin play in 2019.


Portland Thorns Push Past Utah Royals FC for Massive Three PointsLast Word on Soccer
And just like that, the Portland Thorns have taken over second place in the NWSL.

Sky Blue FC remains winless after 1-0 loss to Seattle Reign FCVavel
Sky Blue FC is at the bottom of the league standings with just one point while Seattle Reign FC moved into sole possession of second place.

Reddy, coach of 0-7-1 Sky Blue, thrilled with latest performanceThe Equalizer
Denise Reddy marched over to where a small group of reporters were waiting and was asked to diagnose what was ailing Sky Blue FC. For the next five minutes, save for a comment about not wanting to be the only team in NWSL without a win this season, Reddy spoke like a coach whose team was closer to the top of the table than hopelessly mired on the bottom.

Rachel Daly brace helps Houston Dash earn 3-2 win over Washington SpiritPro Soccer USA
Rachel Daly delivered a two-goal performance, helping the Houston Dash earn a 3-2 victory over the Washington Spirit Sunday night in front of an announced crowd of 4,045 at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Just Stand and Wave: Chicago Red Stars 2, Orlando Pride 5, NWSL Game RecapHot Time in Old Town
In the wake of the Red Stars’ biggest loss in franchise history, are we nearing a breaking point?

Route Two Soccer: What’s Wrong With Chicago?Backline Soccer
Going into the 2017 NWSL season, the Chicago Red Stars were widely regarded as a leading contender for the title. Through the first ten games, they seemed to be living up to the promise, earning 18 points and playing an aggressive, exciting brand of soccer.

Manchester United to join FA Women’s ChampionshipManchester United
The Football Association has approved Manchester United’s application to establish a professional women’s team in the FA Women’s Championship, starting later this year.

Leicester City and Manchester United earn place in FA Women’s ChampionshipLeicester Live
FA have revamped top level of women’s football with Foxes joining semi-professional second-tier.

Sunderland Ladies face uncertain future after losing FA Women’s Super League statusSunderland Echo
Sunderland Ladies face an uncertain future after they were not awarded a place in the top two tiers of the new-look women’s pyramid.

#SBSSWPL Round-up – 27/05/2018Scottish WPL
Hibernian kept pace at the top of the table and cut the goal difference on Glasgow City to just one with another clinical display.

REPORT: Galway WFC 2-0 UCD WavesIrish WNL
Galway WFC bagged a comfortable home victory at a sunny Eamon Deacy Park as goals from Aislinn Meaney and Sadhbh Doyle rounded off what was a very impressive attacking display from the home side.

Bermuda women march onRoyal Gazette
The Bermuda women’s football team have advanced to the final round of the Concacaf Women’s Championship qualifiers.

Authorities drop assault charges against Hope SoloNBC Sports
Prosecutors in Washington state have dropped domestic violence charges against former U.S. national team star goalkeeper Hope Solo.

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Real Madrid beats Liverpool to capture third straight Champions League titleThe Star
Gareth Bale’s eye-catching scissor-kick helped Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over a Liverpool side thwarted by a pair of goalkeeping blunders and Mohamed Salah being forced off injured.

Zidane: ‘This squad doesn’t have a ceiling’UEFA
“What I’m living with the players is absolutely spectacular,” said Real Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane.

Future unclear for Ronaldo, Bale after Champions League winSportsnet
Straight after a third successive Champions League title was secured, Cristiano Ronaldo was talking about Real Madrid in the past tense.

Heartbroken Karius issues apology to LiverpoolNBC Sports
Liverpool’s disappointing result in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final can be chalked up to many factors, but all anyone will ever remember is Loris Karius‘ performance… and the goalkeeper knows it.

Blaming Sergio Ramos for Champions League final defeat is ‘clutching at straws’Yahoo Sports
Andy Robertson says blaming Sergio Ramos for Liverpool’s Champions League agony is ‘clutching at straws’ despite the challenge that ended Mohamed Salah’s dream season.

Egypt World Cup Focus: Injured Mohamed Salah confident of appearance at RussiaAfrican Football
Despite suffering a shoulder injury on Saturday night, Egypt and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah says he will play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Fulham back in Premier League after win over Aston VillaThe Star
Fulham secured a return to the Premier League after four years away and a windfall of at least $210 million by beating Aston Villa 1-0 in the second-tier English playoff final on Saturday.

Steve Bruce: Aston Villa manager keen to stay after play-off defeatBBC Sport
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is prepared to extend his managerial career into a 21st season – if the Championship club still want him.

Toulouse confirm Ligue 1 survivalLigue 1
Toulouse FC will play a 15th consecutive year of Ligue 1 Conforama football after easing past AC Ajaccio in the relegation play-off. A 1-0 win at the Stadium Municipal gave Le Téfécé a 4-0 aggregate win over the Corsicans.

Rayo Vallecano promoted back to La LigaSportsnet
Rayo Vallecano earned promotion to Spain’s top division after beating Lugo 1-0 in a second-tier league game on Sunday.

Rotherham United 2-1 Shrewsbury Town (AET): Wood double secures Championship promotion for MillersVavel
A brace from the Rotherham captain saw the Millers promoted to the Championship.

Frank Lampard agrees Derby County manager deal in principle – sourcesESPN
Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard is poised to become manager of Derby County, sources close to the ex-midfielder have told ESPN FC.

2018 FIFA World Cup – Group D PreviewFutbolgrad
Several World Cup teams have now announced their preliminary World Cup squads, and with the tournament kicking off in less than a month it is time to look ahead to the group stage of the tournament. Up next is our World Cup Group D preview.

As the World Cup draws close, all the US has is the futureThe Guardian
As the men’s national team prepare to take on Bolivia in a friendly, there’s plenty of time to think about what could have been in Russia.

The Beer World Cup 2018: All you need to know…The Football League Paper
Sure, we know you love football. However, if you haven’t been able to book a ticket to Russia yet and are wondering how you could best use your time during the World Cup to experience the live matches in the best way possible, we have got some tips for you.

VIDEO: ‘It’s like a family’ – Playing for Panjab FABBC Sport
BBC Asian Network discover what representing Panjab FA at the Conifa World Cup means to its players.

Players making VAR review ‘TV’ signal to receive yellow cardsESPN
Players who try to put pressure on referees by making a television signal to instigate a review face being booked, the International Football Association Board has confirmed.

VIDEO: ‘No barriers to stop you’ – deaf referee aims to inspireBBC Sport
Category six referee Jason Taylor will become the Scottish Football Association’s first representative at the Deaf Champions League finals, which takes place in Milan from 28 May – 2 June.

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