VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
2018 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
TORONTO FC 5 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 2
2nd Leg (7-4 agg.)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018
BMO FIELD, TORONTO, ONT.
Five star performance sees Toronto FC win seventh Voyageurs Cup as Vancouver capitulate – AFTN
The Whitecaps task was a simple one in theory. Just win at BMO Field and a second Canadian Championship title was theirs. At kick off a 1-0 win would have sufficed.
Whitecaps FC fall in second leg of Canadian Championship final – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC fell 5-2 to Toronto FC in the second leg of the Canadian Championship final at BMO Field on Wednesday, dropping the series 7-4 on aggregate.
TFC defeat Whitecaps, capture 3rd straight Canadian Championship – Sportsnet
The winners and still champions of Canada, Toronto FC.
TFC 5, Whitecaps 2: Familiar heartbreak for Caps in Canadian Championship final – The Province
The thing about being a bridesmaid is it never gets any easier.
Whitecaps’ defensive woes rear ugly head in loss to TFC – Sportsnet
As Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic begrudgingly reached into the net to grab the ball following Toronto FC’s fifth goal of the night, there was dismay on the players’ faces.
Vancouver Whitecaps signify nothing – Soccer Shorts
Following the Vancouver Whitecaps fantastic 2-1 win in Portland on Saturday evening we heard little from Carl Robinson other than his refrain on how that game proved the character of his squad could not be questioned.
Ramirez makes instant impact in first start for LAFC – NBC Sports
Christian Ramirez showed Minnesota United FC exactly what it is missing. Back home in Southern California, Ramirez scored twice in his first start for Los Angeles FC as the expansion side comfortably held on to a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake in mid-week MLS action.
D.C. dig out themselves of the bottom, down Timbers – Prost Amerika
It has been a long hard road for D.C. United but finally after 23 matches they are out of the cellar door in the Eastern Conference. On Wednesday night at Audi Field the club moved into eighth place (6-9-6, 24 points) in the Eastern Conference standings, defeating the Portland Timbers (10-5-7, 35 points) 4-1.
Wayne Rooney proving MLS is more than a holiday for him – SBI
When a player like Wayne Rooney crosses the Atlantic and joins a team in MLS, the perception is that he is looking to coast into retirement after a gruelling, but successful, run with one of the world’s largest clubs.
Austin City Council Votes To Move Forward With Major League Soccer Stadium – KUT
The Austin City Council voted to move ahead in negotiations with Major League Soccer and Precourt Sports Ventures to build a 20,000-seat stadium near the Domain.
Council’s yes vote on stadium term sheet moves Crew SC closer to Austin – Columbus Dispatch
For months, Precourt Sports Ventures’ relocation efforts for Crew SC have been argued, picked apart and altered in Austin, Texas, both in and out of the city council chambers.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Cascades pick up three wins on preseason stateside swing –UFV
With the Canada West regular season fast approaching, the University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team served notice that it’s rounding into form.
Soccer Opportunities in BC – BCSA
BC Soccer Association & a number of clubs have job and volunteer opportunities available for the upcoming season. Find the latest ones here.
PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League season – Pacific FC
Join Vancouver Island’s new CPL club! Become a Member of Pacific Football Club for first access seat selection and tickets.
Call for interest for 2018 TD Diploma course – BCSA
Based on the level of interest, BC Soccer is planning to host a 2-day Technical Director’s course in late November or early December of 2018 (dates and location TBA). If you are interested in this course, please let BC Soccer know so they can update you.
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.
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!
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
Canadian soccer captain Christine Sinclair continues to lead fight against MS – Yahoo Sports
Christine Sinclair continues to have an impact on and off the soccer field. Canada’s all-time leading scorer, with 173 international goals, and A&W Canada hope to surpass $2 million in the restaurant chain’s 10th annual Burgers to Beat MS campaign.
Clarke Stadium turf war reaches a truce – CBC
FC Edmonton said Clarke Stadium will remain a shared-use facility when the inaugural Canadian Premier League seasons kicks off next spring.
Some improvements to be made to Clarke ahead of FCE’s first CanPL season, but City says added seats will have to wait – the11.ca
It may be a race to get some improvements done to Clarke Stadium ahead of FC Edmonton’s first Canadian Premier League home game next April.
Toronto FC, Whitecaps welcome new CPL foes in expanding Canadian Championship – Canadian Premier League
Bring ‘em on. That was the sentiment shared across the board by Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson, Toronto FC boss Greg Vanney and Canadian international Jonathan Osorio following the conclusion of a thrilling 2018 Canadian Championship.
L10 Review: Masters of None – Northern Starting XI
“I’m on a journey, yeah I’m on a roll” It was a beautiful evening at L’Ameroux Sports Centre where the sneakily good TFC V: London Edition visited Masters, kicking off to a stunning orange and purple sunset. Despite a spirited comeback by the hosts, The Saints fell to the south-western Ontario side 4-2 in front of a fun, mixed crowd of about 30-40 people.
Men’s, women’s soccer semifinals set – Chronicle Herald
The semifinalists are set for the upcoming Nova Scotia Soccer League men’s and women’s premiership championships.
Summerside soccer team to play in provincial championship game – Journal Pioneer
The Summerside United will play for the Subway P.E.I. Under-18 Girls Soccer League (Premier Division) championship.
Burns gets second chance in Canadian net – Sherwood Park News
Another major soccer experience has Emily Burns fired up. The Sherwood Park soccer standout, who is entering her fourth season with the MacEwan Griffins in the fall, has been named as one of 14 players to Team Canada’s roster for the 2018 World University Futsal Championship, taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan from Aug. 18 to 26.
Kids are big winners as Impact gives back with new sports field – Montreal Gazette
The Montreal Impact players joined children from the Centre Lasallien de Saint-Michel day camp in a soccer match as the team unveiled a new multisport mini-field at Champdoré Parc in the Saint-Michel neighbourhood on Wednesday.
Sackville soccer official one of top referees in New Brunswick – Sackville Tribune Post
Any young person considering officiating, especially in soccer, would be advised to first take a few psychology courses to be better prepared to meet the challenges ahead. That is the word from Sackville’s Sam Bliss, just one of three top-of-the-line officials in New Brunswick, who said such training would help in dealing with various personalities.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Toronto FC II bag second win of the year in home triumph over Richmond – Waking the Red
Toronto FC II took on the Richmond Kickers on Sunday evening, in a doubleheader after the first team’s 3-2 loss to New York City FC. Happily, the Young Reds pulled off a more favourable result for the home side, recording their first home win of the year by beating Richmond 1-0.
USL MATCH RECAP | Portland Timbers 2: 2, San Antonio FC: 1 – Timbers.com
Behind a second-half, game-winning goal from midfielder Renzo Zambrano, T2 earned a second consecutive win, defeating San Antonio FC 2-1 at Providence Park on Wednesday night. Forward Foster Langsdorf tallied his team-leading 11th goal of the USL campaign, while defenders Lamar Batista and Arturo Diz Pe each registered their first career assists for T2.
Tom Soehn named Legion FC Head Coach – Birmingham Legion FC
Birmingham Legion Football Club today announced the hiring of two-time Supporters Shield winner and 2004 MLS Cup Champion Tom Soehn as the club’s first ever head coach. Soehn, 52, has signed a multi-year deal, and will be introduced to the media and public on Thursday, August 23.
Mulqueen Named USL Memphis’ First Head Coach – USL
USL Memphis President Craig Unger and Sporting Director Andrew Bell announced on Wednesday the club had named 20-plus-year coaching veteran Tim Mulqueen as its first Head Coach.
Report: NISA to join USL D-III in applying for USSF sanctioning – NBC Sports
The National Independent Soccer Association will join the USL D-III in applying for Division III sanction from United States Soccer Federation sanctioning by the Sept. 1 deadline for Fall 2019 play, according to Soc Takes.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Red Stars blank Reign again but settle for 0-0 – The Equalizer
Seattle Reign FC and the Chicago Red Stars played to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium in a result that saw the Reign’s playoff clinching delayed and the Red Stars fail to move inside the playoff bubble.
FC Kilmarnock aim for seven wins to see out season – Scottish WPL
As the oldest women’s football club in Scotland, FC Kilmarnock were looking to continue their resurgence in this season’s Scottish Building Society SWPL 2, following their league winning campaign last term.
Governor Cooper honors NC Courage – ABC 11
The Courage earned their trip to the Governor’s house by winning the International Champions Cup in Miami last month, after taking out heavily favored Lyon of France 1-0 thanks to Heather O’Reilly’s first-half goal.
Matildas’ veteran says Coast ready for W-League side – Coast Community News
The Central Coast Mariners are ready to rejoin the W-League, as soon as the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) gets the competition right, according to former Matilda, Julie Dolan OAM. Dolan agreed to help the Mariners campaign for a Central Coast side in the national women’s football league.
Division 1 Féminine 2018-2019 Preview: En Avant de Guingamp Féminines – Vavel
EA Guingamp look to avoid a relegation scrap this season.
Crash course to NCAA soccer – The Equalizer
So, you want to get into college soccer but don’t really know where to start? Well, we’re here to help you out.
Navy women’s soccer doesn’t shy away from top competition – Capital Gazette
Karli Sottung doesn’t care that she and her Navy women’s soccer teammates were the preseason choice to win the Patriot League. But since the Mids were the pick in a poll by league coaches and sports information contacts, the senior team captain has no problem embracing the role of favorite.
Soccer’s ugly sexism is keeping women from coaching the beautiful game – SB Nation
Amanda Cromwell is one of the most well-known names in women’s collegiate soccer. But, she says, you wouldn’t know it from the way male NCAA referees have treated her. “The refs go to my male assistant coach before the game assuming he’s the head coach,” Cromwell says. “Still now. Last year. After winning a national championship and everything, the refs will go to the male assistant or go to the male on the staff.”
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
La Liga to play regular-season game in the United States as Spanish league strikes landmark 15-year deal – The Telegraph
La Liga has said it is planning to play a match across the Atlantic as part of a new 15-year partnership with sports and entertainment group Relevent to promote soccer in North America.
Atletico Madrid beats Real Madrid in Super Cup final – Sportsnet
Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday in its rival’s first game without Cristiano Ronaldo.
La Liga: Why Real Madrid and Barca changes could pave way for Atletico Madrid – BBC Sport
The new La Liga season gets under way this weekend amid plenty of intrigue, especially for Real Madrid – as the three-in-a-row European champions begin life without iconic duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane.
Will the ‘real Monaco’ stand up against Lille? – Ligue 1
Rony Lopes has warned AS Monaco’s Ligue 1 Conforama rivals the 2016/17 champions still have room for improvement as they prepare to face a resurgent LOSC Lille on Saturday.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi makes Champions League pledge in captain’s speech – ESPN
Lionel Messi has pledged that Barcelona will do they can this season to bring Champions League glory back to the Camp Nou in his first public address as club captain.
PSG signs German defender Thilo Kehrer from Schalke – Sportsnet
French champion Paris Saint-Germain has signed defender Thilo Kehrer from German club Schalke on a five-year contract.
Victor Moses: Chelsea’s Nigeria winger announces international retirement at 27 – BBC Sport
Nigeria’s Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 27. The Chelsea winger played 37 times for his country, scoring 12 times since making his debut in 2012.
World Cup champion France tops FIFA rankings; Germany 15th – Washington Post
World Cup champion France is No. 1 in the FIFA rankings for the first time in 16 years.
Brexit could have ‘hugely damaging’ effect on football clubs, say chairmen – BBC Sport
Burnley chairman Mike Garlick says uncertainty over a deal with the European Union is already making it harder for clubs to sign players.
Genoa clubs postpone Serie A matches after bridge collapse – Sportsnet
The two soccer teams from Genoa have had their weekend matches postponed following the bridge collapse in the Italian city.
Ghana politicos tell FIFA that GFA’s deep-rooted corruption make dissolution only option – Inside World Football
Ghana’s authorities appear to be digging in their heels over FIFA’s ultimatum to get their house in order by August 27 or be thrown of international football.
Counting the cost of Nigeria’s football crisis – ESPN
On Tuesday, FIFA showed that it had run out of patience with Nigeria due to the continued crisis in the country’s domestic football, and sent a letter warning that if the issues were not resolved by August 20, Nigeria would face instant suspension.
Pleas for Usmanov’s riches may add to Big Six but result in Glasgow United – The Guardian
Careful what you wish for Newcastle and Everton fans – more competition could stave off a European Super League, but forward-thinking billionaires may find other corners to cut.
Visiting football fans told to stay away from town centre by Chorley Council – BBC Sport
Football fans have been told to stay away from a Lancashire town where travelling supporters regularly stop off on their way to games.