VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
Report: Whitecaps’ Barnes could move to Blackburn in January – The Province
Whitecaps forward Giles Barnes could rejoin his former coach Owen Coyle at Blackburn in the English Championship in January, according the U.K. Sun.
Bustos hoping to step up for ‘Caps, Canada after standout performance vs. South Korea – Whitecaps FC
With Julian de Guzman’s international career likely over and Atiba Hutchinson’s future with the Canadian program up in the air, a large hole is up for grabs in the middle of the Canada national team midfield.
David Edgar in a leadership role during Canada’s transitional period – Sportsnet
David Edgar earned his 41st cap for Canada on Friday night. But in what is a dubious sign of the lack of success in the Canadian men’s program, the defender did it while playing under his sixth different coach, and odds are 2017 will see him play for a seventh.
World Cup Qualifying: Bolaños leads the way for Costa Rica on opening day of Hex – Whitecaps FC
That’s what you call a running start. The final round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the CONCACAF region, also known as the Hex, kicked off on Friday – and it couldn’t have gone much better for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC trio of Christian Bolaños, Kendall Waston, and Blas Perez.
Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC | 2016 East Championship Preview – MLS
One of North American sports’ fiercest rivalries will rise to a new level as the Eastern Conference’s Canadian clubs square off with a trip to the MLS Cup at stake.
L’Impact’s “North Star” bell will move to the “Big O” for Eastern Conference final – Prost Amerika
The Montréal Impact will play in their first ever Eastern Conference final on November 22nd versus Toronto FC in a bid to become the first ever Canadian team in a Major League Soccer Cup final. History could be in the making for the Québécois team, but the location of the game has left fans wondering whether their iconic bell will be able to make the trip with them.
Is this the year Toronto FC or Seattle Sounders end drought? – ESPN FC
Neither club can claim 108 years of title-free existence, and neither has a famous curse to blame for a lack of MLS Cup trophies, but forgive the theory that Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders are slightly similar to the Chicago Cubs.
Source: Tim Howard could miss rest of MLS playoffs with abductor injury – ESPN FC
The right abductor injury sustained by U.S. men’s national team goalkeeper Tim Howard is more severe than first thought, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Frank Lampard leaves New York City FC – Empire of Soccer
Frank Lampard will leave New York City FC at the end of the year. In an Instagram post, Lampard thanked teammates and club members for helping him settle in at the club. Lampard said he will announce his next career move soon.
On MLS: NYCFC has options to fill void left by Lampard departure – SBI
From biggest DP bust in MLS history,= to solid acquisition with the second highest goal total on the team. From oft-injured absentee to crucial piece in a franchise-first playoff run.
Which MLS teams make most sense for Robbie Keane if he leaves LA Galaxy? – MLS
Robbie Keane has said that he’s “100 percent” certain he’ll be playing in Major League Soccer in 2017.
LAFC owner: Rooney, Chicharito on shortlist as club targets global star – SN
Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Cesc Fabregas are on Los Angeles FC’s radar as the incoming franchise looks to “attract players with a global reputation.”
What’s a Goal Worth in MLS? – Fifty-Five One
With Christian Ramirez’s future still in the balance, a debate has ensued over just how you value a striker in MLS who is a proven goal-scorer in another league.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Laval bests UBC to win CIS women’s soccer championship in Wolfville – Kings County News
The positive impact of hosting a national university championship tournament will resonate on Acadia University and the Annapolis Valley for years to come.
Late Laval goal a dagger to national repeat-title hopes of UBC’s women’s soccer team – The Province
Heading into the U Sports national women’s soccer championship final, the No. 1 seed UBC Thunderbirds were riding a streak of five shutout victories.
Thunderbirds settle for silver after late strike by Laval – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds fell just short of repeating as U Sports women’s soccer champions.
Clan falls in penalty kicks to Cal Poly Pomona – SFU
Simon Fraser’s 2016 campaign came to an end in penalty kicks on Saturday against Cal Poly Pomona after neither team scored in 110 minutes of play at Seattle Pacific’s Interbay Stadium in the second round of the NCAA West Regional tournament.
VISL Division 1 Weekend Results & Standings – VISL
Another wet, but exciting weekend in Division 1 League play in the VISL. We are official at the midway point of the season.
MSOC: Thunderbirds finish fifth with last minute victory over Lions – UBC
It was a tale of two halves on Saturday as the two most recent Canadian university men’s soccer champions got together here to decide a lesser title. And it was the UBC Thunderbirds who dominated the second half and came out on top, defeating the York Lions 2-1 to finish in fifth place and take the consolation crown at the CIS national championship tournament.
Seven ‘Caps called up to Canada’s U-14 men’s national team camp – Whitecaps FC
Canada Soccer announced on Monday that seven Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency players are among a group of 30 young players into the Men’s EXCEL Program through an identification camp for the 2002 age group.
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
VMSL PHOTOS: Richmond FC Hibs 1, ICSF Columbus FC 0, November 5, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
Tickets now on sale for Canada Soccer Women’s National Team celebration match 4 February in Vancouver – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v Mexico Women’s National Team Bronze Medal celebration match on 4 February 2017 in Vancouver are now on sale to the public. Complete ticket information can be found at CanadaSoccer.com/Tickets.
MWSL PHOTOS: Van United Primas 0, Fraser Valley Action 2, October 30, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
PHOTOS: GNAC Women’s Soccer: SFU 1 Concordia U. (Ore.) 0, October 20, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in Review – BCSA
After another successful year of soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer Assoc. is pleased to release their 2015-2016 Year in Review. The creation of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program, delivery of a FIFA Live Your Goals Festival, along with the numerous Grassroots Festivals across the province and Coach Education highlight some of the major successes this past year.
BC Soccer Assoc. Delivery of Coach Mandate – BCSA
IMPORTANT: If you are coaching in the ages U6-U12 you are required to complete the age appropriate course(s) even if you have a higher level of certification (ie. Soccer for Life, B pretest, C License, B License or A License). In order to enable our membership to deliver on the coaching mandate, BC Soccer Assoc. will be scheduling Learning Facilitator training sessions to assist organizations to have qualified individuals to deliver in-club coach certification courses to their coaches.
2016 BC Soccer Provincial Cup Photo Galleries – BC Soccer Web
Westhills Stadium & Goudy Park in Langford hosted the 2016 BC Soccer Adult Provincial Cup Finals. It was a thrilling weekend of soccer on Vancouver Island that saw seven champions crowned. Richmond FC & Surrey Pegasus qualified for the National Championships this Fall in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Both Coquitlam Metro-Ford Masters & Classics sides qualified for the Western Canadian Masters Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In all, it was a clean sweep for teams from the VMSL & MWSL. Monique Lamoureux & Bill Currie from BC Soccer Web were on location that weekend, capturing the all the action.
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 Syndication – BC Soccer Web
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! – BC Soccer Web
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CANADA SOCCER NEWS
New Canadian pro soccer league makes major hire – Hamilton Spectator
Paul Beirne, who was also the first employee of Toronto FC, is the project manager for the new professional league which he says will start play with “six to 10 teams across the country.” Most will be there for the projected league kickoff in 2018, he says, although some might wait until 2019 to begin play.
Canada thumped in opening match of FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup – CBC
Canada is not off to a strong start at the FIFA women’s under-20 World Cup. The Canadian squad suffered a 5-0 loss against Spain in Group B play on Sunday at Bava Park in Papua New Guinea in the tournament opener for both teams.
Montreal Impact’s Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla helps Canada U-20s beat Honduras – MLS
The Canada U-20 national team picked up a 2-1 victory over Honduras on Saturday night, and a recent Montreal Impact Homegrown signee was a big reason why.
CS Mont-Royal Outremont Griffons Beat Vaughan Azzurri In 2016 Inter-Provincial Cup – League1 Ontario
Champions of the Quebec PLSQ semi-professional league, CS Mont-Royal Outremont Griffons, beat the champions of Ontario’s League1 Ontario, Vaughan Azzurri, 2-1 in the second leg of the 2016 Inter-Provincial Cup – winning the two-legged competition 3-2 on aggregate.
Laval wins Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy – CSA
The University of Laval won the Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy as the 2016 U-Sports women’s soccer champions. The Laval team won the women’s final 2:1 over UBC in the championship final in Wolfville, NS on Sunday 13 November.
University of Alberta wins Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy – CSA
The University of Alberta won the Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy as the 2016 U-Sports men’s soccer champions. The University of Alberta Golden Bears won the men’s final 1:0 over UQAM in the championship final at Guelph on Sunday 13 November.
Hawks down Huskies, repeat as CCAA Men’s Soccer Champions – Fort McMurray Today
After overcoming every possible obstacle en route to the championship game at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Men’s Soccer Nationals, the Keyano Huskies ran out of steam. Put at a disadvantage early in the match with a red card being shown to Francis Kailondo, the Huskies held their own with the Humber Hawks through the first half, but conceded two second half goals to fall by 2-0 final.
Garneau three-peats in CCAA Women’s Soccer – CCAA
In the CCAA Women’s Soccer gold-medal game, the defending champion Élans, on a strong strike from Karyna Fiset, scored first in the 14th minute of the game to take the hometown crowd out of it.
Canada Soccer invites 30 young players to identification camp – CSA
Canada Soccer has invited a group of 30 young players into the Men’s EXCEL Program through an identification camp for the 2002 age group. The 14-year old players are attached to professional club academies in Canada and USA.
Latest incident part of a regular occurence where a few fans spoil an event for many – Edmonton Sun
Several hours of thought were necessary before Concordia Thunder Joel Mrak decided to go public about a disturbance involving a few fans — and only a few — during an Alberta college soccer match two weeks ago.
Owen Sound Minor Soccer Association founding member Frank Jansen passes away – Owen Sound Times
Frank Jansen drew chalk lines and prepared the pitches for 30 years so that minor soccer players in Owen Sound could play the game they loved.
WFC2, USL & NASL NEWS
Cosmos top Indy Eleven in penalty kicks to earn second-straight NASL crown – SBI
Belson Stadium might not have felt like home for the New York Cosmos at the beginning of Sunday night’s match, but by the end of the 2016 NASL Championship Final the Cosmos had brought the winning feeling to their temporary home.
For Savarese, NASL Final a microcosm of the season – Empire of Soccer
If the story of last year’s championship run focused on sending the fabled Marcos Senna and Raul into retirement on a high note, this year’s tale will be remembered for the team’s resiliency in the face of setbacks and distractions.
FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller figures core of 2016 team will be back – Edmonton Sun
FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller looks back on the success of this past season with excitement towards the future.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup – Day One review: Opening day proves to be a goalfest – Vavel
The U-20 Women’s World Cup kicked off with a bang and four dominant wins and four clean sheets. Is this the beginning of a high scoring tournament?
USWNT beats Romania to finish 2016 unbeaten* – The Equalizer
The United States women’s national team closed out its 2016 calendar year without a loss following a 5-0 victory over Romania on Sunday at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. That statement comes with a huge asterisk, of course.
2016 NWSL Season – A Statistical Review of all teams- The Good, Bad, and Unlucky– and Who is Lucky & Normal? – MLS Multiplex
NWSL Season Review- The good, bad, and unlucky. A statistical look at all of the teams. PDO was looked at to see which teams were lucky or unlucky.
The SSE Women’s FA Cup First round draw announced – The FA
The draw for The SSE Women’s FA Cup first round proper has been made.
City take hold as crowds flock – Round 2 review – W-League
Melbourne City are the only team with a perfect record after two rounds of the Westfield W-League.
ROUND-UP: Stalemate at Peas whilst Youths and Shels win – Irish WNL
Shelbourne Ladies moved two points clear at the top of Continental Tyres Women’s National as the season entered the final straight.
Clemson, Kansas advance; second round set in NCAA tournament – The Equalizer
The first round of the 2016 NCAA D1 women’s soccer tournament concluded on Sunday afternoon after 32 games were played over three days . Here’s a quick recap of this weekend’s playoff action in the South Carolina quadrant of the tournament bracket.
Making a Mark – Pursuing equality in football – We Are the City
While the Women’s Super League is a wonderful competition for elite players, the women’s game in the UK doesn’t have an extensive lower league structure and so, discouraged, many of those girls will stop playing while they are at school.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Dos a cero no more: Mexico ends curse in Columbus – Prost Amerika
Columbus.- And one night it happened. The impenetrable mantra of Mapfre Stadium lost its ulterior power over Mexico. For the first time ever El Tri obtained a victory over the US in Columbus. With the 2-1 result, the visitors didn’t take the monkey off their backs, they removed a silent giant that used to appear on their shoulders every time they came to Ohio. Tonight they made peace with themselves and their entire nation as they sing: Dos a cero, no more.
Argentina struggle as Brazil impress; Southgate’s stance; Ronaldo’s goals – ESPN FC
News flash: Barring some kind of footballing cataclysm, Argentina will be at the 2018 World Cup. True, if qualification ended right now, then La Albiceleste would be watching the tournament on TV for the first time since 1970. But it doesn’t.
Rooney, Schweinsteiger & 10 players who could leave Man Utd in January exodus – SN
Rumors are already rife regarding the ins and outs of Manchester United in the January transfer window.
Putin critical of Russia’s soccer team ahead of World Cup – Niagara This Week
Russia’s national soccer team is often attacked for poor performances but players will be paying special attention to their latest critic.
French appoint Boy de la Tour as LFP president to heal club divisions – Inside World Football
The role of women in senior football administration has taken a significant leap with Nathalie Boy de la Tour (pictured) becoming the first female president of the French Professional Football League (LFP), one of the biggest in the European game.
Italy recalls Euro 2016 loss before friendly against Germany – Sportsnet
Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura said that while it’s evident his players will be out for revenge in Tuesday’s friendly against Germany, he’s more concerned about what they can learn from playing the world champion.
FOX strikes Gold Cup deals for 2017 and 2019 US tournaments – Inside World Football
FOX Sport in the US have renewed their Gold Cup TV deal with North, Central American and Caribbean confederation CONCACAF. The new deal secures them the rights to the 2017 and 2019 tournaments.
Julian Nagelsmann: Hoffenheim boss taking Bundesliga by storm – BBC Sport
When Hoffenheim unveiled Julian Nagelsmann as the Bundesliga’s youngest full-time boss in February, it was dismissed by local media as a “public relations stunt” and “a crackpot idea”.
‘It’s not a joke’ – Dortmund confirms Usain Bolt to train with team – SN
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed nine-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt will train with the Bundesliga side.