BC Soccer News, Thursday, August 25, 2016


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MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Christian Bolaños for one matchWhitecaps FC
The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Wednesday that Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Christian Bolaños has been suspended one game and issued an undisclosed fine for violent conduct that endangered the safety of an opponent in the 53rd minute of their match against Sporting Kansas City this past Saturday, August 20.

Kendall Waston, Christian Bolaños, Giles Barnes, and Blas Pérez called up for World Cup QualifyingWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Kendall Waston, midfielder Christian Bolaños, and strikers Giles Barnes and Blas Pérez have been called up to their respective national teams for the fourth round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.

Will CCL win help revitalize struggling Whitecaps in MLS?Sportsnet
The look on Erik Hurtado’s face was so intense, his face stretched in wild celebration, that you’d be forgiven for mistaking joy for anguish.

Their words: Paolo Tornaghi on the life of a ‘backup’ goalkeeperWhitecaps FC
Since arriving in Canada, I’ve become a little more interested in ice hockey. In addition to watching a few games live, I’ve started reading some news about it here and there. I smiled reading those comments and jokes about the “most beautiful job in the world:” the NHL backup goalkeeper. Good salary, few commitments – a short, paid vacation, essentially. Or that’s what some people believe.

Bruce Arena defends personnel shuffle as LA’s winless August continuesMLS
Bruce Arena was typically honest and forthright in his assessment of his side’s hard-fought 2-2 tie at the Chicago Fire which saw the LA Galaxy extend their winless run in August to five games.

Altidore scores again to lead TFC to win over Orlando CitySBI
Once again, Jozy Altidore began Wednesday’s match on the bench but, once again, he ended the night with a goal to his name.

Lodeiro equalizer earns Sounders draw against DynamoSBI
The Seattle Sounders found themselves down, but not out, at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston on Wednesday night.

Houston Dynamo left to regret dropping needed points at homeMLS
The Houston Dynamo were seconds away from their first back-to-back victories of the year, only to see things fall apart just before the final whistle.

Bill Hamid heroics earn D.C. United tie with Impact SBI
It isn’t often that a team comes from behind to salvage a point and leaves a match disappointed, but that’s surely how the Montreal Impact will be feeling after drawing D.C. United, 1-1.

San Jose Earthquakes drop crucial home points in playoff push MLS
After referee Hilario Grajeda blew his whistle Wednesday night to conclude the San Jose Earthquakes’ scoreless tie with the New England Revolution, an unfamiliar sound rang out in Avaya Stadium.

CCL: FC Dallas takes point in NicaraguaSoccer America
MLS Supporters’ Shield leader FC Dallas escaped with a 2-1 win over Nicaragua’s Real Esteli at home in their opening Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League match, but it could only draw, 1-1, in the return match in Esteli.

NYCFC playing down reunion with KreisEmpire of Soccer
New York City FC’s first two head coaches will share the field Sunday evening in Orlando. Jason Kreis will face the team that fired him at the end of last season while Patrick Vieira returns from suspension to guide his club on the road.

Struggles of MLS Cup finalists are to be expected for smaller-market teamsSoccer America
Heading into the final two months of the regular season, there’s a very real possibility that for the first time in league history both reigning MLS Cup finalists might miss the playoffs.

Patience pays off as Jake Gleeson seizes No. 1 role with Portland TimbersGoal
Having spent five years waiting in the wings, the 26-year-old goalkeeper has been a standout performer for the MLS Cup champions since taking on the starting job.

Orlando Win Hints At Big Things Down the Road for Toronto FCWaking the Red
It’s August 24th, and Toronto FC is the top team in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference. If that doesn’t mean something to you, then consider yourself lucky, you’ve missed the nine years of brutal soccer that led up to this point.

TFC has two New York teams on its tailToronto Star
With eight games remaining in the regular season, it is Toronto FC and Major League Soccer’s two New York clubs who lead the Eastern Conference. But who will be in the No. 1 spot come year’s end on Oct. 23?

Could Bastian Schweinsteiger be Making the Move to MLS?MLS Multiplex
Could Manchester United midfielder and German International, Bastian Schweinsteiger, soon be making the move stateside to MLS?

In Unique Market, Twellman and Vermes give input on MNUFC Roster BuildingFifty Five One
With Minnesota United’s entrance into MLS in 2017 secured, the team and fans can turn their attention in earnest to what that first-kick roster might look like. People will closely be watching how the Loons use their three designated player spots. We’ve spoken to a few outside observers, Peter Vermes and Taylor Twellman, to get a sense of how a market like Minnesota might recruit designated players.

In MLS: the road is cruel, home cooking rulesProst Amerika
Chicago Fire General Manager Nelson Rodriguez describes MLS as “the most competitively balanced league in the world, “but even that doesn’t adequately explain how three of the league’s worst teams each got their first road wins this past Saturday.

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Top-ranked UBC/UVic tough test for soccer Heat this weekendKelowna Now
The UBC Okanagan Heat are being thrown into the fire on the opening weekend of the 2016 CIS Canada West Conference men’s soccer season.

Men’s Soccer Season Preview: Plenty of new players but the goal remains the sameUBC
Head coach Mike Mosher’s UBC Thunderbirds squad ripped through the Canada West in 2015-16, going 10-0-2 in the regular season before a 3-0 run through the conference playoffs to take the Canada West title. In combined conference play, the ‘Birds outscored their opposition 36-5.

PREVIEW: Pre-season wraps up with international friendly against Western WashingtonUVic
The UVIC Vikes women’s soccer team will face their toughest test of the pre-season when they take to the field at Centennial Stadium on Friday, August 26 at 4 p.m.

WolfPack Men’s Soccer Opening Up Against Canada West IconsTRU Wolfpack
Nothing like testing yourself against the best right off the bat. That is the philosophy the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team is taking as they open their third season in the Canada West Athletics Conference.

Pre Season Comes To End For WolfPack Women’s Soccer This WeekendTRU Wolfpack
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team’s abbreviated pre season comes to a close this weekend (Aug 28-29). The WolfPack will travel to Edmonton, Alberta to partake in a three team exhibition tournament hosted by the MacEwan University Griffins.

Victoria’s Dario Zanatta named to Canadian U-20 soccer squadTimes Colonist
Dario Zanatta of Victoria, originally looking to the Vancouver Whitecaps, took a chance on the U.K. and has never regretted the gamble.

Semiahmoo Secondary star Jessica Williams will don the ‘Blue and Gold’ for UBC soccer and track in 2017UBC
UBC Track and Field Head Coach Laurier Primeau and head coach of the Thunderbirds women’s soccer program, Jesse Symons, announced Wednesday they had signed Jessica Williams from Semiahmoo Secondary to attend classes at UBC beginning in the fall of 2017. Williams intends to study business.

High hopes for LMG once again as training beginsCowichan Valley Citizen
With a roster as strong as ever, Cowichan LMG is aiming at another strong season. “We want to defend our two titles, the Jackson Cup and Garrison Cup,” head coach Glen Martin said. “Hopefully, when provincials come around we’re healthy and we can keep training the way we’ve been doing.”

Lakecity men’s soccer league takes second in Smithers Williams Lake Tribune
A group of select players from the Williams Lake men’s soccer league had a successful weekend in North West B.C. The lakecity squad placed runners up out of seven teams at the Smithers Invitational Soccer Tournament.

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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Canada m20 announces squad and matches against Costa RicaCSA
Canada Soccer has announced a 20-player squad for an upcoming Men’s U-20 camp and series of international matches. The two away matches take place in Costa Rica, host for the 2017 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship.

Lakers soccer teams have something to proveBay Today
The Nipissing Lakers men’s soccer team has been one of the most consistent in the OUA the past four seasons, earning a spot in the playoffs each and every year, but they have been eliminated in the first round in each of those four years.

Cambridge girls win three Ontario soccer cups Cambridge Times
Cambridge’s Holly McKenzie and Emma Croswell won with their Saltfleet Stoney Creek soccer team.

Adult soccer team makes a pitchSouth Peace News
Adult soccer has hit the local pitch as High Prairie hosted three teams in a round-robin tournament Aug. 13.

Bears shutout Dinos to open 2016 season Canada West
The University of Alberta Golden Bears soccer team opened their 2016 Canada West season with a 1-0 win over their provincial-rival Calgary Dinos, Wednesday night at Foote Field. Sophomore striker Nikko Cuglietta scored the lone goal of the match for Alberta in the 31st minute.

Late goal stuns Griffins in men’s soccer season opener Canada West
A heartbreaking header with seconds left in extra time sent the MacEwan Griffins men’s soccer team to a 2-1 defeat in their Canada West season opener on Wednesday.

Pronghorns Score Three Second Half Goals To Beat Wesmen Canada West
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns scored three unanswered second half goals to defeat the University of Winnipeg Wesmen 3-1 Wednesday evening in Winnipeg.

Montreal, soccer cityCult #MTL
Saturday night is normally hockey night in Montreal, but it’s a different story in the middle of August. I headed over to Saputo Stadium to experience the other sports fandom in this city, the crowd of hardcore followers who cheer for our soccer team, the Impact.

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USL PHOTOS: WFC2 3 ARIZONA UTD. 1, Sunday, August 21, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Kadin Chung called up to Canada U-20s for upcoming camp, friendlies Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) fullback Kadin Chung has been called up to Canada’s U-20 men’s national team for an upcoming camp and series of international matches. The two away matches take place in Costa Rica, host for the 2017 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship.

Chung, Tabla, Uccello Highlight Canada U20 Squad USL
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2’s Kadin Chung, FC Montreal’s Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla and Toronto FC II’s Luca Uccello highlight a number of USL players named on Wednesday to the Canada U20 National Team squad that will visit Costa Rica for a pair of games on Sept. 1 and 3 as the group prepares for CONCACAF U20 World Cup Qualifying next February.

Draw is delightful to Fury coach given roster plight against MiamiOttawa Citizen
The good news for the Ottawa Fury is that the second ugly three-game losing streak of the fall season is over. Of course, settling for a rather uneventful 0-0 draw against Miami isn’t going to do much in the desperate race for a playoff spot in the fall standings.

FC Edmonton’s Shome selected to Canadian U-20 squad for upcoming campFC Edmonton
Canada Soccer has announced a 20-player squad for an upcoming Men’s U-20 camp and series of international matches, with FC Edmonton midfielder Shamit Shome among those named to the squad. The two away matches take place in Costa Rica, host for the 2017 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship.

USL suspends Orange County Blues player for homophobic slurs targeting Robbie RogersSBI
The United Soccer League has announced punishment stemming from an August 20th incident involving Robbie Rogers during his rehab match with the LA Galaxy II against the Orange County Blues.

Chaplow suspended two games for verbal abuse, denies homophobiaSportal
” I would like to let the members of the media and the general public know that at no point during the game did I use any homophobic slurs. ”

Flemmings Goal Lifts NYRB II Over TorontoEmpire of Soccer
Junior Flemmings’ second half goal was the deciding factor in New York Red Bull II’s 1-0 road win over Toronto FC II. It is New York’s fourth win in a row and 10th road win of the season, a league best.

Republic FC beats Orange County on Cameron Iwasa’s record-tying goalSacramento Bee
Playing on his old college pitch, Cameron Iwasa scored in the 76th minute, and goalkeeper Evan Newton made diving back-to-back stoppage-time saves seconds apart to lead Republic FC over the Orange County Blues FC 1-0 Wednesday night at UC Irvine.

Switchbacks Bounce Back In USL Game of the Week To Beat OKC Energy 2-0KOAA
The Colorado Springs Switchbacks defeated Oklahoma City Energy FC 2-0 in the USL Game of the Week featured on ESPN3.

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U.S. Soccer Suspends Hope Solo and Terminates Her ContractNY Times
U.S. Soccer terminated the contract of goalkeeper Hope Solo on Wednesday for what it called “conduct that is counter to the organization’s principles.” The federation also said it had suspended Solo from the women’s national team for six months, but in ending her contract, it sent a strong signal that Solo — who has balanced on-field excellence with off-field controversy for more than a decade — might have played her last game for the United States.

Hope Solo’s six month suspension is completely absurdBlasting News
Ryan Lochte gets a free pass for lying about robbery while Solo is severely punished for some harsh words.

Seven stories to watch as the NWSL returnsFour Four Two
After a full month off for the Olympics (save for one make-up game), the National Women’s Soccer League returns in full force this weekend to begin a sprint to the playoffs.

Uefa Women’s Champions League: Cardiff final ‘massive opportunity’ – LudlowBBC Sport
Jayne Ludlow says Cardiff hosting the Uefa Women’s Champions League final will raise the game’s profile in Wales.

UEFA Women’s Champions League Results & FixturesUEFA
Live scores & fixtures from the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

The Road to the 2016 College Cup begins Equalizer
The 2016 college season is underway. In just 15 short weeks, a champion will be crowned in Cary, N.C. A lot will happen between now and then and here’s a look at some of the talking points this season as well as a few predictions about who might be hoisting the trophy on that last Sunday.

No. 2 Duke women’s soccer faces road test at Arkansas before home opener against Coastal CarolinaDuke Chronicle
Duke may have some reinforcements on the way for Sunday’s contest. Robbie Church said Rebecca Quinn—a senior who collected a bronze medal with the Canadian team—is scheduled to drive back to Durham Friday, but he was unsure when the defender and midfielder will get back in the lineup.

The ‘most hated club in Germany’ now have a women’s side – and one rival refused to play themYahoo Sports
RB Leipzig were on the receiving end of two jaw-dropping incidents last weekend. In the German Cup, the men’s side lost 5-4 on penalties to fierce local rivals Dynamo Dresden, and there were ugly scenes as Dynamo fans threw a severed bull’s head onto the pitch. And the newly-formed RB women’s team? Well, their opponents simply refused to play their match.

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Ajax misery, Gladbach storm into Champions League group stage Reuters
Four-times European champions Ajax missed out on the Champions League group stage after losing 4-1 to Rostov as Manchester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach eased through the playoffs on Wednesday.

Arsenal close in on Deportivo striker Lucas Perez; Barcelona sign CillessenESPN FC
Arsenal may finally be about to sign a striker, with the north London club heavily linked with a move for Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez.

Man City sign goalkeeper Bravo from BarcelonaYahoo Sports
Manchester City have signed Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for an initial 18 million euros ($20.3 million), the clubs confirmed on Thursday.

Man City fans tell Guardiola exactly what they think of his Hart treatment  – Manchester Evening News
Manchester City fans left Pep Guardiola in no doubt about their feeling for Joe Hart after Wednesday’s 1-0 win against Steaua Bucharest. Hart wore the captain’s armband for the Champions League qualifier and left the field waving and blowing kisses to the crowd.

Pep Guardiola insists City are “ready for the Champions League”Vavel
Manchester City steered their way into the group stages of the Champions League with a 6-0 aggregate victory of Steaua Bucharest.

Juventus against new Serie A rulesFootball Italia
Juventus’ sporting director Beppe Marotta spoke out against the new rules imposing a minimum number of Italian players in Serie A.

Schalke signs Nabil Bentaleb, Benjamin StambouliSportsnet
Bundesliga club Schalke says it has signed Algeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb from Tottenham on a one-season loan.

Messi’s Roma goal wins UEFA Goal of the Season award Goal
The Argentine has lifted another prize, this time for an outstanding strike against Roma, in which teammates Neymar and Luis Suarez played a role.

More shocks in League Cup as Burnley, Middlesbrough oustedTimes Colonist
Premier League clubs Burnley and Middlesbrough were eliminated by lower-division sides in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday, while Leicester and Chelsea were paired in the standout match of the third round.

Crystal Palace already a critical match for Bournemouth and Eddie HoweESPN FC
It’s a rare scenario for any club to find themselves in after just two games, but Bournemouth’s third Premier League match of the season is already a must-not-lose. A defeat to an underwhelming Crystal Palace side on Saturday and the alarm bells will suddenly start ringing along the south coast. The Cherries are teetering on the edge of collapse before September.

UEFA heads off Super League challenge… for nowGoal
Europe’s best clubs are overwhelmingly likely to drop proposals for a Super League with an announcement on the Champions League future expected soon.

La Liga 2016-17 guide: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Alaves & moreBBC Sport
The new La Liga season got under way last weekend with Barcelona aiming to secure their third consecutive title, and Atletico Madrid and city rivals Real determined to stop them.

Zesco United look to upset the odds in African Champions League semifinalsESPN FC
The only previous time two southern African clubs battled each other for a place in the African Champions League final, South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns edged Angola’s Petro Atletico after a penalty shootout back in 2001.

FC Seoul, Al Nasr cruise as former winners misfire FIFA
German coach Felix Magath opened his AFC Champions League campaign in disappointing fashion as Shandong Luneng were left on the brink after suffering a 3-1 defeat at FC Seoul in first-leg quarter-final action.

Ostersund awarded 3-0 victory after attack on goalkeeperYahoo Sports
Ostersund have been awarded a 3-0 win by the disciplinary committee of the Swedish FA after their game at Jonkoping Sodra was abandoned when their goalkeeper Aly Keita was attacked by a supporter who ran on to the pitch.

FIFA Ethics opens cases against Africans accused of fixing national team matches Inside World Football
FIFA’s ethics watchdog has opened formal proceedings against ex-South Africa football chief Kirsten Nematandani and two other officials over alleged ethics violations related to the fixing of international friendlies in 2010, just weeks before South Africa hosted the World Cup.

AFC dismisses appeals against life bans for Nepalese match-fixersInside World Football
The AFC Appeal Committee has dismissed appeals lodged by four Nepal players and one official against their life-time bans from any football-related activities for match-fixing offences.

Blatter says he’ll accept verdict as CAS appeal beginsSportsnet
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for his appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Own goal? China’s richest man fires warning on soccer splurgeYahoo Sports
China Inc’s record burst of investment in global soccer could leave investors burnt and out of pocket, says China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, in the highest profile warning yet on a $4 billion splurge since 2015 that has stunned European football.

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