BC Soccer News, Monday, October 3, 2016



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MLS PHOTOS: Whitecaps FC 1, Seattle Sounders FC 2, October 2, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

‘Caps eliminated from playoff contention in wild Cascadia derby at BC Place Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (9W-15L-8D) were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday evening at BC Place, falling 2-1 to Seattle Sounders FC (13W-13L-5D) in a spirited Cascadia derby that saw both teams shown red cards in the second half.

Vancouver Whitecaps 1, Seattle Sounders 2: Playoff push continues with Sounders’ fourth-straight winSounders FC
The Seattle Sounders eked out a 2-1 triumph over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place on Sunday, riding a first-half equalizer from midfielder Osvaldo Alonso and a second-half penalty kick from captain Brad Evans to the road victory.

Red mist but no red line as Whitecaps see MLS playoffs hopes officially endedAFTN
Well it’s finally all over. Any remaining hopes, however faint they were, of Vancouver Whitecaps making a miraculous great escape and reaching the postseason have been extinguished once and for all.

A fitting end to a fitful season for the WhitecapsSoccer Shorts
It was fitting that the Vancouver Whitecaps shambolic season ended in a game which featured two red cards, two penalty kicks, some dubious refereeing decisions and a finale which found the home team adopting chaos theory as a form of tactical approach.

Cascadia Cup: 2016 schedule, standings and all-time winners listMLS
With Seattle’s tumultuous 2-1 win at Vancouver, the Sounders have drawn level with Portland on points, but trail on goal differential. Meanwhile Vancouver are three points back, but host the final match of the three-way rivalry, as the Timbers visit BC Place on the final day of the season (4 pm ET; TSN1 in Canada, MLS LIVE in US).

Man United scouting Caps teen phenom DaviesThe Province
The Whitecaps have worked hard to shelter 15-year-old Alphonso Davies from the hype that surrounds him, but word has still leaked out about his potential.

Orlando City SC 0, Montreal Impact 1 | 2016 MLS Match RecapMLS
Orlando CIty SC’s playoff dreams were officially extinguished on Sunday at Camping World Stadium, while the Montreal Impact are now eyeing a home date in the Knockout Round after back-to-back-victories.

Toronto FC unable to finish in painful home loss to DC United Waking the Red
Toronto FC capped off their four-game homestand Saturday night with a frustrating 2-1 defeat at the hands of DC United. The stretch ends with three draws and now a loss, with nine points of a possible twelve left on the table, and all but eliminating TFC from contention for the Supporters’ Shield.

Earthquakes halt winless streak with win over RSL SBI
The San Jose Earthquakes kept their playoff hopes alive on Saturday while also forcing Real Salt Lake to wait for their chance to clinch.

Rapids clinch playoff berth against Timbers Prost Amerika
2015 Major League Soccer Champions Portland Timbers rolled Colorado looking for a crucial win against the Colorado Rapids.

Zimmerman goal lifts FC Dallas over Galaxy  –SBI
An unlikely goalscorer led the way, but FC Dallas emerged from Toyota Stadium one step closer to the Supporters’ Shield.

“The Playoffs Began Today:” NYCFC strong vs. HoustonEmpire of Soccer
New York City FC could have been the third team in-a-row to lose a vital late-season match to the Houston Dynamo. Instead, against the team that defeated Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers, City were in control, helping them end the weekend in a tie with the New York Red Bulls for first in the East.

Landon Donovan earning $456,000 this season in return to LA GalaxyESPN FC
Landon Donovan is earning $456,000 with the LA Galaxy in his return to Major League Soccer, according to data released by the MLS Players Union.

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Cascades break out offensively in win over UVic UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team shook its scoring slump in emphatic fashion, defeating the Victoria Vikes 3-0 on Saturday evening at MRC Sports Complex.

Levarsky’s second straight hat trick lifts Cascades past PandasUFV
On Saturday, the third-year forward scored a hat trick for the second straight evening to pace the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over the CIS No. 8-ranked Alberta Pandas at MRC Sports Complex. Levarsky’s scoring outburst came on the heels of a four-goal effort in Friday’s 6-0 win over the UNBC Timberwolves.

Nothing solved between Thunderbirds and Spartans in heated rivalryUBC
Two nationally ranked CIS teams played a physical, hotly contested match at Chase Office Field Saturday night as the No. 9 UBC Thunderbirds (6-1-5) and No. 5 Trinity Western Spartans (8-2-2) battled to a 1-1 draw.

Old friends unveil new tricks in UBC’s 8-0 win over WolfpackUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds (4-1-4) hit the score sheet early and often in an 8-0 rout of the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack (1-7) at Thunderbird Stadium on a chilly Saturday evening.

The No. 5 ranked Trinity Western Spartans defeated the UNBC Timberwolves 4-0 Saturday night at Chase Office Field in Langley, B.C. The victory moved the first place Spartans to 7-0-2, while the loss keeps the Timberwolves winless in Canada West at 0-8-0.

RECAP: UBC Okanagan unable to hold early lead in VictoriaUBCO
After a tough battle on  Centennial field in Victoria, the UBC Okanagan women’s soccer team fell (3-1) against the University of Victoria Vike’s this Saturday night.

Heer, Clan utterly dominant in 6-0 dismantling of Western OregonSFU
A dominant first half led the SFU Clan women’s soccer team (4-3-1, 2-2-0) to a blowout decision over the Western Oregon Wolves (4-6-0, 1-4-0) on Saturday afternoon, as four first-half goals paved the way for a 6-0 win.

VISL Division 1 Week 3 Results & StandingsVISL
Busy weekend in the VISL’s top division.

Moutain United goes for goldNorth Shore News
Most of the best U16 soccer players on the North Shore will be united this week in an effort to win a national championship.

Athlete of the week: Jordyn Huitema, soccerCBC
15-year old Chilliwack striker scored an early goal to lead Canada to victory at the U-17 Women’s World Cup.

Employment Opportunity – KYSA Seeks Senior Staff CoachBC Soccer Web
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is moving to hire a full-time Senior Staff Coach. Applicants for this new position must possess a minimum Canadian Soccer Association Provincial B License coaching certification.

Canada West to livestream over 100 Soccer matches in 2016-17Canada West
With the 2016-17 Canada West regular season set to open later this week, Canada West is proud to launch passes for Canadawest.tv – the official streaming home of the conference.

BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in ReviewBCSA
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 MandateBCSA
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.

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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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Preview: Canada w17 ready for their next test against GermanyCSA
Canada will have to show their Canadian grit again and be defensively organised when they play Jordan 2016. The match will be against Germany on Monday, 3 October in Amman, Jordan at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup e broadcast in Canada on TSN1, TSN4 and RDS2 (12.00 ET / 9.00 PT).

Canada m18 squad announced for El SalvadorCSA
Canada Soccer has announced their squad for an upcoming Men’s U-18 camp and series of 2016 international matches. The nine-day camp runs 3-11 October in Salvador, El Salvador, with matches to be played 7 and 9 October.

Youth squads revealed for 2016 Sport Chek National ChampionshipsCSA
The 62 youth squads for the 2016 Sport Chek National Championships have been submitted and published on CanadaSoccer.com ahead of next week’s competition. More than 1,000 teen soccer players will compete in the competitions from 5-10 October in Moncton, New Brunswick (U-14 Cup), Lethbridge, Ontario (U-16 Cup), and Vaughan, Ontario (U-18 Cup).

New Ross school’s soccer field torn up in late night joyrideCBC
People in the community of New Ross, N.S., were disheartened after vandals on a joyride tore up the school’s soccer field last weekend.

PHOTOS: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada 3 El Salvador 1, September 6, 2016BC Soccer Web
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Whitecaps FC 2 to host USL Western Conference SemifinalWhitecaps FC
After winning their first ever USL Cup Playoff match, Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) will host their first ever home playoff match next Saturday, October 8 against Oklahoma City Energy FC. Kickoff will be at 12 p.m. PT at UBC Thunderbird Stadium.

Whitecaps FC 2 advance after come-from-behind 2-1 win at Colorado SpringsWhitecaps FC
The young ‘Caps continue to grow right in front of our very eyes. Whitecaps FC 2 came back from an early deficit to win 2-1 over Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in their USL Cup Playoffs debut at Switchbacks Stadium on Friday evening.

WFC2 Top Colorado, Advance to Western Conference Semi-FinalsEighty-Six Forever
In 2015, WFC2 finished their inagural USL season with an 11th place Western Conference finish, obviously missing the post-season. Now, just one season later, they’re heading to the Western Conference Semi-Finals after a gutsy come back win over the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.

OKC’s Never-Say-Die Attitude TriumphsUSL
With season on the brink, Energy FC rallies past RGV in conference quarterfinals.

Top seeds tumble in USL Western Conference playoffs quarterfinalsOnce a Metro
The one, two, and three seeds in the USL Western Conference playoffs all fell at the first hurdle, bounced out of the post-season at the quarterfinal stage.

Fisk lifts Eddies to 2-1 win over Indy Eleven with stoppage time stunner FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton (13W-8D-6L) earned three points following a thrilling 2-1 victory against Spring Season Champion Indy Eleven (12W-9D-6L) in North American Soccer League (NASL) play, October 2 at Clarke Stadium.

Puerto Rico’s Revenge: Fury Fall Despite AdvantageNorthern XI
With no chance of either team making the NASL Championship, today’s match between Ottawa Fury FC and Puerto Rico FC should have featured no strenuous play, just good solid speed & skill-based footy. Played in Ottawa on drizzle dampened turf, Ottawa wore their red kit while the Puerto Rican’s donned light grey. The match started at a relaxed pace, with both teams feeling each other out for most of the first 10′.

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NWSL: Washington reaches final for first time Soccer America
The Washington Spirit advanced to the NWSL final for the first time when it beat the Chicago Red Stars, 2-1, in overtime. The Spirit will play the Portland-Western New York winner in the final Oct. 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Flash edge Thorns in extra time thrillerEqualizer
In a match that saw seven goals, six yellow cards, 30 extra minutes, and one coach sent off, it took a goal line clearance in the stoppage time portion of extra time to preserve a 4-3 win for the Western New York Flash over Portland Thorns FC. They will meet the Washington Spirit next Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Man City edge Birmingham to win league and cup doubleThe FA
A Lucy Bronze header in extra-time allowed Manchester City to beat Birmingham City 1-0 in The FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Final and secured a league and cup double.

Inclusion, excitement and a series of firsts in Jordan at U17 Women’s World CupExcelle
Inclusion, excitement and a series of firsts in Jordan at U17 Women’s World Cup.

ROUND-UP: Shels & Wexford both winContinental Tyres WNL
Shelbourne Ladies rose to the summit of the Continental Tyres Women’s National League with a 4-1 Dublin derby victory over Peamount United on Saturday night.

Remembering the WNL BeginningContinental Tyres WNL
As season six of WNL is now in full swing and women’s football moves into a summer direction and a new era, it is important not to forget its past.

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Alli and Son shine as Tottenham snap Man City’s perfect start ESPN FC
Tottenham made a big statement on Sunday, announcing their title credentials in style after beating league leaders Manchester City 2-0 at White Hart Lane and moving within one point of the top.

EPL notes: Tottenham makes statement in win over Manchester City and more Fox Sports
In some ways, Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over visiting Manchester City brought a sense of déjà vu.

Arsenal marks 20 years of Wenger with performance of a championGoal
The Gunners showed that they have the quality to win games even when they’re really up against it after nicking a last-minute goal against Burnley.

Swansea sack Francesco Guidolin and appoint Bob Bradley managerBBC Sport
Swansea City have sacked Francesco Guidolin as head coach and replaced him with former USA manager Bob Bradley.

Udinese fires coach Giuseppe Iachini after latest defeatSportsnet
Udinese has fired coach Giuseppe Iachini, one day after a 3-0 loss at home to Lazio.

Schalke secure first Bundesliga win; Mainz frustrate WolfsburgESPN FC
Schalke got their season up and running at the sixth time of asking with a comprehensive 4-0 win over a tired Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday.

Balotelli sees red after sending Nice top of Ligue 1Goal
The Italian was controversially dismissed in the closing stages as Lucien Favre’s side regained top spot in Le Championnat and now faces a one-game ban.

Barcelona stunned by Celta; Real miss chance to top table; Atleti winESPN FC
Barcelona were stunned for the second straight season at Celta Vigo on Sunday, falling 4-3 in their La Liga clash at the Estadio Balaidos.

Roberto di Matteo: Aston Villa sack manager 124 days after he takes chargeBBC Sport
Villa are now looking for their fifth boss inside a year after deciding to replace the Italian, who won just one of 11 Championship games in charge.

Korea’s Jeonbuk fined, docked points in bribery caseReuters
Defending K League champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors were docked nine points and fined 100 million won (£70,088.28) by the league’s disciplinary committee on Friday for payments a club scout made to referees in 2013.

How an obsession with Football Manager could earn you a career in the gameThe Guardian
Matt Neil started compiling reports for the Football Manager game at the age of 15. After progressing from Truro City to Plymouth Argyle, his work was noticed by the League Two club and he was given a job as one of their football analysts.

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