VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
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MLS MATCHDAY #26
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, Real Salt Lake 2 | 2017 MLS Match Recap – MLS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC bolstered their standing in the Western Conference on Saturday following a 3-2 victory over Real Salt Lake at BC Place.
Three is the magic number for Whitecaps as climb up the table continues with win over RSL – AFTN
While they showed some rust after an international break, Vancouver Whitecaps were able to shake it off for the most part and were able to hold onto a 3-2 win over Real Salt Lake at BC Place on Saturday evening.
‘Caps stay hot with 3-2 win over RSL – Whitecaps FC
Cristian Techera, Kendall Waston, and Yordy Reyna provided the scoring for Vancouver, while Jake Nerwinski and Bernie Ibini each had a pair of assists. The ‘Caps, who finish the night third in the Western Conference, have now won three of their last four matches. They have also now surpassed their point total from 2016 with eight matches still remaining.
Waston, Reyna score in 2nd half as Whitecaps down Real Salt Lake – Sportsnet
Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson likes to say — almost all the time, to anyone who will listen — that the strength and commitment of his squad top to bottom will determine how far Vancouver goes this season.
No summer swoon this year, thanks partly to Whitecaps’ wheels – The Province
Speed, speed, speed. There’s really no way around it: Carl Robinson’s team in 2017 has a speedy theme to it.
Episode 218 – The AFTN Soccer Show (The Real Deal? with guests Tony Tchani and Jonathan Tannenwald) – AFTN
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? The Whitecaps have won again. And they’re in third place just off the lead.
Whitecaps add midfield depth with signing of Nigerian Nosa Igiebor – Sportsnet
The Vancouver Whitecaps signed Nigerian midfielder Nosa Igiebor on Friday to a deal that will run through the rest of this season.
What To Do With Alphonso Davies? – Eighty-Six Forever
The Whitecaps’ 16-year-old phenom continues to prove himself, but will we see more of his play as Vancouver pushes for the playoffs?
MLS Week 27: What We Learned – Empire of Soccer
There’s still a month and a half left in the Major League Soccer’s regular season, but one race is nearly over. It feels like a foregone conclusion that Toronto will take the Supporters’ Shield, especially after this past weekend’s games. Here’s what we learned.
Atlanta United rolls past slumping FC Dallas – SBI
When a team plays at a new stadium, there definitely could be some jitters in its performance. Getting used to the conditions and atmosphere can take some time and may lead to some struggles before success.
Seattle Sounders 1, LA Galaxy 1 | 2017 MLS Match Recap – MLS
Sigi Schmid was just a few minutes away from a dose of sweet revenge against his old team. But a late strike from substitute Lamar Neagle salvaged a 1-1 draw for the Seattle Sounders in a pulsating clash with Schmid’s LA Galaxy at CenturyLink Field on Sunday night.
Best ever? Toronto FC chases record haul – Soccer America
Toronto FC became the first team to clinch a berth in the MLS playoffs when it beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 4-0. Now, the runaway Supporters’ Shield leader has six games to break an assortment of league records.
Toronto FC to balance momentum and rest as MLS playoffs approach – Waking the Red
It might be the biggest challenge Greg Vanney has faced all season. The Toronto FC coach hinted after Saturday’s win over the San Jose Earthquakes that he would consider attempting the seemingly impossible in the coming weeks: persuading Michael Bradley to take a game off.
Impact loss to Revolution helps TFC clinch playoff spot – Sportsnet
Lee Nguyen scored in the 68th minute and the New England Revolution beat the Montreal Impact 1-0 on Saturday night.
A Disappointing Dynamo Loses Its First Home Match of the Season – Prost Amerika
The Dynamo lost more than a match in Houston on Saturday night. They not only drop the first game at home, but the loss came in at the first home match after the terrible floods the city of Houston had two weeks ago due to the pass of Hurricane Harvey in south east Texas. On the bright side, this match served to honor all the city’s heroes who have been helping and supporting the community during the difficult times Houston is facing.
After tying MLS record, Diego Valeri looking to fire Timbers towards playoffs – SBI
Diego Valeri has been a number of things throughout his time with the Portland Timbers. He’s been a creator and a playmaker that’s guided the team for several years. He’s been a leader and a champion, marking himself as probably the franchise’s most vital player throughout its MLS run.
Pirlo spoils NYCFC’s unbeaten run – NYCFC
How much it will matter remains to be seen but Andrea Pirlo haunted New York City FC yet again. Pirlo was caught in possession by Darren Mattocks who ran in on goal while Pirlo protested. A quick pass to Diego Valeri who made no mistake beating Sean Johnson proved to be the difference as the Portland Timbers beat NYCFC 1–0 at Yankee Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Columbus Crew SC rally for draw with Sporting Kansas City – WSYX
The Crew SC didn’t get three points but a sporty second half goal by Ola Kamara, his 15th of the year, forged a draw with Sporting KC.
Erik Palmer-Brown to leave Sporting KC for English Premier League – Kansas City Star
Erik Palmer-Brown is leaving Kansas City in favor of the English Premier League. Palmer-Brown, a Sporting Kansas City homegrown defender from Lee’s Summit, has decided to sign a multiyear contract with Manchester City.
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, Seattle Sounders FC 1, August 23, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL – Week 1 Results & Standings – VISL
The theme of the week seemed to be hat tricks as 3 separate players recorded one in their respective games.
VMSL Division One 2017/18 Season Preview and Predictions – AFTN
You can find our Premier Division season preview and predictions HERE, and we continue our build up to the new campaign with a look at how a highly competitive Division One might shape up this season.
Adam Jones goal in 90th minute lifts No. 3 Clan to victory – SFU
Forward Adam Jones scored in the 90th minute to lift No. 3 ranked and unbeaten Simon Fraser University to a 2-1 win over Cal Poly Pomona in the 2017 Rimrock Classic at Montana State Billings.
Emmond’s lucky boot gives T-Wolves weekend sweep at home – My Prince George Now
Madison Emmond’s goal proved to be the difference maker in a 2-1 UNBC Timberwolves victory over the UBC Okanagan Heat on Sunday in Canada West women’s soccer action.
MSOC: Cascades blank Heat to earn first conference win – UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team used its home opener as a springboard to its first victory of the young Canada West season, shutting out the UBC Okanagan Heat 2-0 on Friday evening at MRC Sports Complex.
MSOC: GINDO SCORES 89TH-MINUTE GOAL TO SEND SPARTANS TO VICTORY – TWU
Trinity Western’s Elie Gindo (Langley) scored in the 89th minute to secure the Spartans second win of the season with a 2-1 victory over UBC Okanagan Saturday at Chase Office Field.
Strong Second Half Propels WolfPack Soccer To Win Over UFV – CJFC
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack scored four times in the second half and went onto defeat the host University of Fraser Valley Cascades 4-2 in Canada West men’s soccer play on Saturday.
Pringle notches 4th of season but Clan falls 2-1 to Griffins – SFU
Emma Pringle (North Vancouver, BC) scored her fourth goal of the season but it wasn’t enough to get a result as the Simon Fraser University women’s soccer team lost 2-1 to the Westminster College Griffins in a non-conference game on Terry Fox Field Sunday afternoon.
WSOC fall to MacEwan – CJFC
A travel weary Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team ran into a big test Sunday afternoon (Sept10) in Edmonton, Alberta.
Second half strikes push ‘Birds past Cascades – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds completed a perfect weekend in the Fraser Valley with a 3-1 victory over the UFV Cascades at the Matsqui Recreation Centre in Abbotsford on Saturday evening. The win followed Friday’s 3-0 win over division rivals Trinity Western.
T-Birds pull away in second half, knock off Cascades 3-1 – UFV
The UBC Thunderbirds pulled away down the stretch on Saturday evening, earning a 3-1 victory over the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades in Canada West women’s soccer action at MRC Sports Complex.
BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book Recommendations – BC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.
PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in Review – BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.
BC PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Surrey United 1 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 13, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
Becoming a BC Soccer Referee – BCSA
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!
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
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
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
Canada to play El Salvador in international friendly in Houston – Sportsnet
Canada Soccer said in a release Sunday that a portion of the net proceeds from the Oct. 8 match between the two Gold Cup quarter-finalists will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
WSOC: Pandas and ‘Horns battle to scoreless draw at Foote – Canada West
The University of Alberta Pandas’ offence was ferocious on Sunday afternoon at Foote Field, firing an astonishing 29 shots on goal against the visiting Lethbridge Pronghorns, 19 of which found the target, but came away empty-handed in a 0-0 draw.
AUS ROUNDUP: Heenan, Armoush score in Dal soccer win over UNB – Chronicle Herald
The Dalhousie Tigers broke the game open in the second half on their way to a 2-0 win over the UNB Varsity Reds in AUS men’s soccer action at Wickwire Field on Saturday.
Capers men’s and women’s soccer sides shutout Saint Mary’s – Cape Breton Post
Cape Breton University’s two soccer teams kicked off the new season with wins over their rival from Saint Mary’s University.
Sea-Hawks score big wins to open AUS soccer season – The Telegram
The Memorial Sea-Hawks men’s and women’s soccer teams got off on the right foot over the weekend, sweeping their opening games of the 2017 Atlantic University Sport season against Mount Allison University.
U SPORTS women’s soccer 2017-18 Schedule & Results – USports
Complete results from the weekend’s action in USports Women’s Soccer.
U SPORTS Men’s Soccer 2017-18 Schedule & Results – USports
Complete results from the weekend’s action in USports Men’s Soccer.
Scarborough GS United win fifth straight Ontario Cup women’s title – CSA
Scarborough GS United are the first team to win five consecutive Ontario Cup women’s championships. Scarborough GS United won the 2017 title on Saturday 9 September, a 3:1 victory over Durham United to qualify for the Toyota National Championships.
LeBlanc: There will never be another moment like this – FIFA
Only a select band of footballers experience the sensation of playing at a major tournament in their homeland – and Karina LeBlanc became one of them when she was called up to represent her country as a reserve goalkeeper for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. The country’s most-capped custodian retired from international football after the competition before hanging up her boots altogether at the end of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season in September 2015.
6th annual Centraide Cup at Stade Saputo raises $225,000 for a single goal: support youth success – Montreal Impact
Centraide of Greater Montreal and the Montreal Impact Foundation are pleased to announce that the 6th annual Centraide Cup has raised $225,000, which is $25,000 more than last year. All proceeds from this inter-company soccer tournament will go to support programs that prevent school dropout and improve the quality of life for youth and families.
Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 November – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
OKC ENERGY FC 0 WFC2 0
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017, 3:00 PM
TAFT STADIUM, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.
WFC2 Holds OKC Scoreless – USL
OKC Energy FC was left frustrated by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 defense as it was forced to settle for a 0-0 draw at Taft Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Melvin’s masterful performance in net leads WFC2 to a scoreless road at OKC Energy FC – Whitecaps FC
Goalkeeper Sean Melvin’s stellar performance led Whitecaps FC 2 to a road point as WFC2 played OKC Energy FC to a scoreless draw at Taft Stadium on Sunday evening.
Rhinos, Fury FC Finish All Square – USL
Dos Santos’ goal levels for Ottawa in third consecutive draw.
North Carolina ends Eddies unbeaten streak with 3-0 victory – FC Edmonton
North Carolina FC registered their first win in Edmonton since June 10, 2011, ending FC Edmonton’s undefeated run of five matches with a 3-0 victory on Sunday, September 10 at Clarke Stadium.
NCFC ends Clarke Stadium winless drought, and makes stew of the Rally Rabbit, too – the11.ca
Even the rally rabbit couldn’t save FC Edmonton, this time. Down 1-0 to North Carolina FC early in the first half of Sunday’s NASL match at Clarke Field, the Eddies had their good luck charm run onto the field; a grey rabbit interrupted the match. Now, history tells us that whenever the rabbit is seen, good things happen for the Eddies. That’s why the rabbit is on the jersey.
Breakthrough: Phoenix Rising FC 2, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 1 – Soccernation
Phoenix Rising FC got a monkey off their backs, and put three points in their suitcase, after dropping Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 2-1 in stunning fashion at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs, Colo., Saturday night. For Phoenix Rising, the win represented their first-ever points in Colorado, and set a club record for most points in a regular season campaign.
Reno, Seattle Battle to Stalemate – USL
Reno 1868 FC is now unbeaten in seven consecutive games after the club recorded a 1-1 tie against Seattle Sounders 2 at the Starfire Sports Complex on Saturday evening.
SAFC Salvages Late Point vs. Los Dos – USL
San Antonio FC scored late again, but this time it couldn’t get a winner as it had to settle for a 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy II at the StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium on Saturday night.
U.S. Soccer’s Pyramid Is Falling Apart – Fifty Five One
Last week, FiftyFive.One broke the news that the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) would not let NASL retain its division two status for 2018. It was just the latest in the lower division disasters in American soccer history.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Monday Morning Wakeup: NWSL Week 20 – The Equalizer
Results & Standings after Week 20 of NWSL action.
Thorns clinch home playoff game – Portland Tribune
Last-place Boston took the game to the Portland Thorns on Sunday. But the Breakers don’t have Christine Sinclair.
Breakers Lose 5th Straight – Prost Amerika
Despite outshooting their foes by wide margin, the Breakers ended up in the loss column yet again following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to the Portland Thorns at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.
FC Kansas City tie against the Chicago Red Stars eliminates them from the 2017 playoffs – Prost Amerika
The 2017 NWSL season is quickly coming to a close and FC Kansas City kicked off the first weekend match of Week 20 as the Chicago Red Stars competed against them at Mercy Victory Field.
New era for professional female footballers in Australia – W-League
Westfield W-League players will receive a significant pay increase and improved employment conditions following a landmark collective bargaining agreement between Football Federation Australia, the Westfield W-League clubs and Professional Footballers Australia.
Australia’s Female Footballers Get A Huge Payrise But There’s A Catch – Huffington Post
While the highest earning female footballers are now expected to earn at least $130,000 a year, a $15,500 average pay rate in a national league isn’t that much — it’s definitely not enough for female footballers to live on alone.
FA executives to face parliamentary inquiry over Mark Sampson affair – The Guardian
Senior executives at the Football Association are to be summoned to a parliamentary inquiry to face questions about the controversial investigations that have cleared Mark Sampson of making allegedly racial remarks to two of the England women’s players, the Guardian can reveal.
Carthy praise after Wexford’s FAI Cup win – Irish WNL
Wexford Youths assistant manager Denny Carthy was delighted with the professionalism shown by the Slaneysiders after their 11-0 drubbing of Manulla F.C. in their FAI Cup quarter-final in Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday.
Toppserien week 17 – Review: Vålerenga set new Toppserien attendance record – Vavel
Record-breaking crowd, a last second decider and a game between two relegation contenders are just some of the things week 18 of Toppserien had to offer.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Sunday European Rewind: Lazio defeats AC Milan, Newcastle edges Swansea, and more – SBI
The mouth-watering European fixture on Sunday came from Rome as Lazio rolled past AC Milan 4-1. Ciro Immobile’s hat-trick propelled the hosts to their second league victory of the new season.
Premier League weekend review: Mane deserved to see Red – Sportsnet
Here’s what happened in the Premier League this weekend, in case you missed it…
Liverpool capitulate at Man City after Mane red, Real may rue dropped points – ESPN FC
Sometimes a single incident overshadows a game. I’m not sure that it should: when Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool take on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, you’d imagine there would be enough other stuff to talk about. But Sadio Mane’s red card seemingly took on a life of its own and became the story.
Frank de Boer sacked by Crystal Palace after four games – SN
Crystal Palace have fired Frank de Boer after just four games in charge. The Dutchman was hired to replace Sam Allardyce in late June, signing a three year contract, but has lasted less than three months in the job.
Serie A: Icardi, Perisic keep Inter Milan perfect; AC Milan trounced – NBC Sports
The dynamic duo of Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic are proving unstoppable in Serie A and Inter Milan is quickly moving on from last season’s failures and upheaval.
Week 5 review: Paris power on as Monaco fall – Ligue 1
PSG’s 5-1 mauling of Metz sent them three points clear of Monaco, who fell to a first defeat in 17 Ligue 1 Conforama matches, 4-0 in Nice. Undefeated Lyon went third while Marseille were humbled 3-1 at home to Rennes.
Chivas earn impressive win over Pachuca to reclaim their swagger – ESPN FC
The first seven matches of Chivas’ title defense came without a win, but that all ended on Saturday with an impressive 3-1 victory over Pachuca in Estadio Hidalgo.
Surprising start to season: Madrid struggles, Barca thrives – Metro
No one saw this one coming. Real Madrid is the team struggling early in the Spanish league. Barcelona is just cruising along in the lead.
Champions League Matchday One: Juventus to break Italian record, Celtic braced for Neymar – Four Four Two
The Champions League music shall blare out again as the competition returns this week and we have the best stats ahead of matchday one.
#UCL matchday one: all you need to know – UEFA
The UEFA Champions League group stage kicks off with Manchester United and Chelsea back, and Ronaldo looking to lead Real Madrid to a third successive title.
Catalan independence puts Barcelona future in jeopardy – La Liga chief – ESPN FC
Catalan clubs like Barcelona will not be allowed to play in La Liga if Catalonia goes ahead with its independence process, league president Javier Tebas says.
Man City top PSG and Man Utd as most expensive team in football history – SN
Manchester City have put together the costliest squad in football history in terms of transfer fees, according to a CIES Football Observatory study.
Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair reveals obsession to create British football league – SN
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says he had a dream of merging Scottish and English football to create a British league.
Charities are still waiting for the Lottery millions raided to build West Ham’s new stadium – The Guardian
The government has reneged on a pledge to refund £425m to charities after the Olympics, instead leasing the stadium to West Ham for a mere £2.5m a year.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca