VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 2 PORTLAND TIMBERS 1
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
BC Soccer Web MLS MATCHDAY #11: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 Portland Timbers 1, May 7, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Cascadia derbies are always huge matches, and Saturday’s match against Portland lived up to it’s billing. We have highlights, photos and match recaps.
PHOTO GALLERY: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 Portland Timbers 1, May 7, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.
We’re starting to see the best of Christian Bolaños – Vancouver Sun
The question’s been asked since the day he joined the Vancouver Whitecaps in training camp: How long until we see the best of Christian Bolaños?
Their words: Ousted pens emotional and heartfelt letter about his late mother – Whitecaps FC
“I’m probably never entirely going to get over not having my mom around.”
Whitecaps rise to Cascadia challenge to down Timbers – Red Nation Online
A Cascadia clash featuring Vancouver and Portland was on display at BC Place in front of 22,120 fans. This reigning MLS champions looked to keep the Whitecaps in an early season tailspin, however it was Carl Robinson’s squad that rose to the occasion and prevailed with a 2-1 win thanks to some poor second half goalkeeping from Jake Gleeson. Masato Kudo scored his first MLS goal and added an assist on a Bolanos winner that should have been stopped by Gleeson.
Clint Dempsey learns to love again and Crew fall apart over penalty – The Guardian
The USA captain seems to finally be recovering from the loss of Obafemi Martins while last year’s MLS Cup finalists are in a state of turmoil.
MLS Week 10 Recap: Columbus collapse, Vancouver comeback, more – Empire of Soccer
There were a lot of reasons to be excited about this week’s games in Major League Soccer. Toronto FC played at home for the first time this season, and rivalry matches were played in Cascadia and Colorado. But the weekend’s wildest game, on and off the field, was between Columbus and Montreal.
Villa, Shelton carry NYCFC over D.C. United – Empire of Soccer
After being stymied for the first half, New York City FC broke through the D.C. United defense to score twice in four minutes and collect a 2–0 win Sunday evening.
LA Galaxy 4, New England Revolution 2 | 2016 MLS Match Recap – MLS
The LA Galaxy had to hold on for dear life after a scintillating first half display, but managed to see out a 4-2 win in wild encounter with the New England Revolution on Sunday afternoon.
Impact storm back to force draw vs. Crew – Sportsnet
Ignacio Piatti scored twice as the Montreal Impact stormed back for a 4-4 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.
Mauro Biello: Montreal Impact’s rally against Crew SC was “extraordinary” – MLS
Often lauded for their defense, the Montreal Impact allowed a surprising four goals in just 53 minutes against Columbus Crew SC on Saturday, but still clawed their way back from three goals down to salvage a 4-4 draw at MAPFRE Stadium.
Toronto FC get total team effort in win over Dallas – Sportsnet
A common criticism of Toronto FC is that they rely far too much on Sebastian Giovinco; that as the Italian goes, so go the Reds.
Toronto FC hail fans for “indescribable” atmosphere on BMO Field homecoming – MLS
On opening night at the new BMO Field, Toronto FC were treated to a glimpse of the past: the raucous crowds that first greeted them back when the venue opened in 2007.
Toronto FC Home Opener: It felt like 2007 again at BMO Field, But Better – Waking the Red
The new stadium left quite the impression on fans, and they responded by making the club’s 2016 home opener a day to remember for the franchise.
TFC notebook: Altidore isn’t scoring, but he’s contributing – Sportsnet
The stats sheet doesn’t often, if ever, tell the complete story about a player, and in Jozy Altidore’s case that’s especially true.
Seattle Sounders’ Jordan Morris ties rookie record scoring streak – MLS
With Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris scoring his fourth goal in as many games, his name entered the MLS record books: Morris’ strike from distance against the San Jose Earthquakes pulled him into a three-way tie for the longest MLS goal-scoring streak by a rookie.
LAFC Releases Stadium Renderings – LAFC
LAFC is committed to building a 22,000-seat soccer-specific venue, bringing $250 million in private investments to South Los Angeles.
BC SOCCER NEWS
PHOTO GALLERY: Provincial Cup: Coquitlam MF Wolves 2 Croatia SC 1, May 7, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC teams one win away from St. John’s 2016 – CSA
The BC Soccer provincial competition wraps up 14 and 15 May, with the finalists confirmed on 7 May. On the men’s side, Surrey Pegasus FC will face Coquitlam Metro-Ford Wolves on 14 May. On the women’s side, North Shore Girls SC Renegades will face Richmond FC on 15 May.
YOUTH SOCCER TEAM RAISES $3,293.00 TOWARD FORT McMURRAY RELIEF FUND – KYSA
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association’s U13 Girls House “Wildfire” raised a total of $3,293 toward the relief effort for the residents of Ft. McMurray during this weekend’s Mike Bartram Memorial Youth Soccer Tournament at McArthur Island.
KYSA/2016 Mike Bartram Tournament Results – KYSA
Fifty boys and girls teams participated in the Annual Mike Bartram Memorial Youth Soccer Tournament which was held at McArthur Island.
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.
Introducing BC Soccer Web Syndication – BC Soccer Web
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.
Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! – BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Donate to the Canadian Red Cross to help those impacted by the Alberta Wildfires– BC 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.
Montagliani returns as Canada Soccer President – CSA
Victor Montagliani has been re-elected as President of Canada Soccer at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Members. This marks Mr. Montagliani’s second term as President, having been elected as the Canadian Soccer Association’s 33rd president in 2012.
Canada Soccer achieves a Greater Goal – CSA
Canada Soccer achieved a Greater Goal both on and off the pitch in 2015, with a positive financial outlook including a $2.9-million surplus reported for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 201 at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Members in Saskatoon on 7 May. The surplus will allow Canada Soccer to take the sport to even greater heights on the national sporting landscape in the years to come.
Canada’s next step: To qualify for its first Futsal World Cup since 1989 – the11.ca
When the Canadian national futsal team began its preparation for a run at the World Cup, a message was put up: “It’s hard to beat a person that never quits.”
League1 Ontario Weekend 2: Stat-Pack Review – League1 Ontario Blog
Opening Weekend now draws to a close for the Women, and most of the Men have played two games. L1O blog looks back at some key points of the latest round of action!
WFC2, USL & NASL NEWS
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NY Red Bulls’ Karl Ouimette kicked in back by Romeo Parkes in USL match – MLS
New York Red Bulls center back Karl Ouimette was stretchered off the field on Saturday night in USL action for reserve side Red Bulls II after getting kicked from behind by Pittsburgh Riverhounds forward and Jamaican international Romeo Parkes.
USL suspends Parkes, issues statement on Ouimette assault – Empire of Soccer
Following Saturday’s ugly assault by Pittsburgh Riverhounds player Romeo Parkes on New York Red Bulls II defender Karl Ouimette, the United Soccer League has issued a statement, condemning the attack and suspending Parkes pending investigation.
Riverhounds Terminate Parkes’ Contract – USL
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds announced on Sunday afternoon the contract of Jamaican forward Romeo Parkes had been terminated for conduct detrimental to the team and the United Soccer League.
Saint Louis Thrills Big Crowd with Three-Goal Night – USL
In front of a near-capacity crowd at the World Wide Technology Soccer Park on Saturday night, Saint Louis FC put in arguably its best performance of the season as it took a 3-0 win against the Swope Park Rangers in the first meeting between the two clubs.
LATE-GAME HEROICS KEEP FURY FC UNBEATEN AT HOME – Ottawa Fury
Ottawa Fury FC offered up an early Mother’s Day present Saturday afternoon as Marcel De Jong scored the equalizer in second-half stoppage time to send the moms and the rest of the 4,317 at TD Place home happy on the back of the 2-2 draw with rival Minnesota United FC.
De Jong’s Future Unclear Beyond Spring Season – Midfield Press
Ottawa Fury and Canadian Men’s National Team left back/winger Marcel De Jong still doesn’t know what lies ahead of him when his Fury contract runs out in June. De Jong is only signed on with Ottawa for the Spring Season as he looks to stay fit and competitive ahead of the European transfer window, however if his wife and daughter have any say Marcel may just stay in Ottawa a bit longer.
Eddies grind out draw in Indy – the11.ca
ccording to the NASL’s match stats, FC Edmonton got just one shot on target in Saturday’s match at the Indy Eleven. But, that solitary shot went in. Jake Keegan’s looping header found the back of the goal, allowing the Eddies to get a 1-1 draw with the Eleven. The Eddies finished their two-game road trip with a decent four-point haul.
EDDIES DRAW UNDEFEATED INDY ELEVEN 1-1 TO CLOSE OUT ROAD TRIP – FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton (2-2-2) wrapped up their second North American Soccer League (NASL) match in four days with a 1-1 draw against the undefeated Indy Eleven (2-3-0), May 7 at Michael A. Carroll Stadium in Indianpolis, IN. The Eleven jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the opening half before the visiting Eddies responded with a goal of their own to level the match in front of 7,415 fans.
NASL Spring Week 6 Recap: Strikers Shock the RailHawks, Cosmos Back on Top – Empire of Soccer
The Spring Season title race is without a doubt wide open again after the Carolina RailHawks (4W-2L-0D, 12 pts) faltered to a shocking 3-1 loss to the previously winless Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
NASL team may be coming to Atlanta – AJC.com
The NASL has been pursuing aggressive expansion. Putting this franchise in the same market as an MLS team, Atlanta United, would be another signal of intent that the league wants to compete with MLS.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Joy for Spurs as they lift FA WPL Cup after extra time – The FA
Tottenham Hotspur toasted a remarkable double as they lifted the FA Women’s Premier League Cup on Sunday afternoon, courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Cardiff City.
Lauletta: Thoughts from Pride drubbing of the Reign – Equalizer
The Orlando Pride put together the best performance of their young lives on Sunday, treating 8,211 fans at Camping World Stadium to a 2-0 victory over two-time Shield holders, Seattle Reign FC. On the other end, the Reign put forth a dull, mistake-filled effort. Here are some takeaways:
WNY Flash Rally – Defeat Sky Blue 2-1 – Prost Amerika
Western New York rallied for two second half goals to defeat Sky Blue 2-1 Saturday night at Yurak Field. Jaelene Hinkle converted a penalty and Samantha Mewis added the game-winner as the Flash came out strong after the half to recover their 1-0 deficit.
Chelsea Ladies win nine-goal thriller – BBC Sport
Chelsea Ladies won a nine-goal thriller at home to Liverpool Ladies to maintain their 100% winning start to the Women’s Super League One season.
Real Madrid: Could they have a women’s team in the near future? – Marca
There are increasing calls for Real Madrid to form a women’s team under the club banner, leaving open the question whether or not it will happen soon.
WSL 1 Week Four Round-up: Chelsea keep touch with Man City – Vavel
Chelsea kept up with Manchester City in WSL 1 on Sunday with an enthralling 6-3 win over Liverpool, while Birmingham City managed a narrow 1-0 success away at Notts County.
UEFA Women’s under-17 Championship – Matchday 2 round-up: England run riot, wins for Norway, Spain – Vavel
It was a day to forget for Belarus, with Germany unable to win at the second time of asking.
Round-Up: Point keeps Wexford waiting – Continental Tyres WNL
Wexford Youths WFC and Galway WFC played out an extraordinary 1-1 draw as the race for the Continental Tyres Women’s National goes down to the final game.
When Women Walked Out on Soccer – ozy.com
The strike in 2000 didn’t affect the Olympics. Competitively, in fact, it meant very little as a group of young players went in place of the World Cup champions to a minor warmup tournament — and won. But it sent a clear message that the U.S. women’s players would not be pushed around.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Leicester let Premier League joy sink in before Champions League dreams begin – The Guardian
If Christian Fuchs was running the risk of taking things a little too far when he gatecrashed the press conference after Leicester City’s 3-1 defeat of Everton and tipped a bottle of champagne over Claudio Ranieri’s head, the Austrian’s next act was much more in tune with his manager’s thinking, providing a straightforward response to the question of whether this remarkable team can stay together. “Listen, we’re playing Champions League football next season,” Fuchs said.
PSV Eindhoven snatch the Dutch league Title– BBC Sport
PSV Eindhoven snatched the Dutch league title from Ajax on a dramatic final day of the season. The teams went into the last day level on points, with Ajax in control by virtue of having a six-goal advantage in goal difference.
Atlético Madrid out of La Liga title race as Barcelona and Real Madrid win – The Guardian
Barcelona closed in on the La Liga title by thrashing their local rivals Espanyol 5-0 on Sunday as Atlético Madrid dropped out of the race after losing 2-1 at Levante and Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-2.
Pellegrini era fizzles out as Man City’s Champions League hopes fade – Goal
The City fans had turned up at the Etihad Stadium hoping for one last show of defiance from the players, and the chance to celebrate the Pellegrini era, but left disappointed.
Celtic wins 5th straight Scottish league title – Sportsnet
Celtic won its fifth straight Scottish league title by beating Aberdeen 3-2 on Sunday, clinching the trophy with two games to spare and earning departing coach Ronny Delia another piece of silverware.
Luca Toni bows out with penalty for Hellas Verona in win over Juventus – The Guardian
Luca Toni ended his Serie A career in style by scoring a Panenka penalty for relegated Hellas Verona in their surprise 2-1 home win over the champions, Juventus.
Two Clasicos headline Liga MX Liguilla – Goal
The league’s two Monterrey clubs will meet in the first round, as will two of Liga MX’s most historic teams.
PLENTY STILL TO PLAY FOR AS THE AFC CUP ROUND OF 16 BECKONS – AFC
With the final round of matches in the 2016 AFC Cup Group Stage almost upon us, there remains plenty to fight for as the final places in the competition’s Round of 16 look to be filled. Here, the-afc.com previews the action that will take place in Groups A to H on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Footballer Bernardo Ribeiro, 26, dies after playing game in Brazil – The Guardian
Former Newcastle Jets player Bernardo Ribeiro has died, aged 26, after falling ill during a match in Brazil. The former Newcastle Jets attacking midfielder is the second player in two days to die from suspected heart problems.
Patrick Ekeng: Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder dies after collapse – BBC Sport
Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder Patrick Ekeng has died aged 26 of a suspected heart attack after collapsing on the pitch.
Platini forced out of UEFA and banned from running for FIFA in 2019 – Inside World Football
European football is looking for a new leader after Michel Platini announced he was stepping down as UEFA president, albeit under protest, after losing his fight to clear his name for breaching FIFA’s ethics rules.
Jurgen Klopp tells ticketless fans not to go to Europa League final – BBC Sport
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he regrets telling Reds fans without tickets to travel to Basel for their Europa League final.
The Championship has shown it again: sacking managers rarely makes sense – The Guardian
Once again, second-tier clubs have led the way in making rash decisions in the desperate race for riches.
Burton Albion rise to Championship truly remarkable – BBC Sport
Leicester City were relegated to League One, Bolton Wanderers shone in Europe and Portsmouth won the FA Cup – the season was 2007-08 and Burton Albion were just a footnote in English football as losing Conference play-off semi-finalists.
Nine decades of memories of Upton Park as West Ham prepare to depart – The Guardian
Fans, players, directors and staff at West Ham United describe their favourite memories of the Boleyn Ground before the club moves to the Olympic Stadium.