BC Soccer News, Thursday, January 5, 2017


Whitecaps FC defender David Edgar undergoes successful knee surgeryWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Wednesday that defender David Edgar underwent successful surgery last night to repair the posterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments (PCL and MCL), as well as the meniscus in his right knee.

Whitecaps’ centre-back plans up in the air with David Edgar out months after knee surgeryThe Province
Edgar will be out until the fall after successful surgery on his right knee, the club revealed Wednesday. The 29-year-old suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, and meniscus while on a golf trip in Scottsdale, Ariz., last month. He was the victim of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident.

Portland Timbers sign ex-Red Bulls defender Roy Miller from SaprissaMLS
Roy Miller is headed back to MLS, as the Portland Timbers announced on Wednesday that they’ve acquired the veteran defender via transfer from Costa Rican club Saprissa.

The good, the bad & the ugly of Toronto FC’s offseasons under Tim BezbatchenkoWaking the Red
Taking a year-by-year look at the general manager’s attempts to make the Reds an MLS Cup contender.

Mike Magee announces retirementSBI
After 14 seasons, two MLS Cups and even an MVP trophy, Mike Magee is stepping away from the field.

Four PRO officials added to FIFA International Panel of RefereesMLS
Four assistant referees from the Professional Referee Organization have been added to the 2017 FIFA International Panel of Referees and Assistant Referees.

Drunken driving case against Portland Timbers’ Liam Ridgewell to be dropped, prosecutor saysOregonian
The city of Lake Oswego will drop its drunken driving case against Portland Timbers’ captain Liam Ridgewell after a judge agreed last month to suppress evidence.

Impact comes to terms on new deal with Wandrille Lefèvre Montreal Impact
The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that it has come to terms on a new two-year deal, with options for 2019 and 2010, with homegrown defender Wandrille Lefèvre.

Boom and bust: Here’s the history of No. 1 picks in MLS’ SuperDraftsFour Four Two
It’s a select group, with one more player set to join the club next Friday in Los Angeles. Let’s look back at how MLS’ No. 1 picks panned out.

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NWSL to Vancouver? It’s a definite maybeThe Equalizer
It’s important not to put the cart before the horse. Whitecaps FC talks with the NWSL are currently in the preliminary stage. Nothing has been signed, sealed, or confirmed. The Whitecaps organization took the time to speak to the Whitecaps FC three supporters groups to gauge interest in bringing an NWSL franchise to Vancouver.

Metro Vancouver soccer players sidelined as winter weather postpones league playVancouver Sun
Thousands of Metro Vancouver soccer players will have to settle for watching the game on TV this week as cold and snowy conditions have forced league organizers to postpone the start of the winter season.

BC Soccer Assoc. is Now Accepting 2016-2017 Awards NominationsBCSA
We are pleased to inform everyone that BC soccer Assoc. is currently accepting Awards nominations until the submission deadline date of March 31, 2017. Selection of the award recipients is based on many factors including the individual’s commitment, community involvement and willingness to give back to the game. This year any BC Soccer Assoc. member and their affiliate clubs may submit a nomination.

2017 BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors for terms commencing June, 2017 (following the BC Soccer Annual General Meeting).

Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on saleHighlanders FC
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VMSL PHOTOS: Richmond FC Hibs 1, ICSF Columbus FC 0, November 5, 2016BC 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 VancouverCSA
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, 2016BC Soccer Web
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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. 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.

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.

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Canadian content focus leads to first Generation adidas Canada MLS signingsCSA
On the heels of the 30 November youth development initiatives announcement in collaboration with Major League Soccer, Canada Soccer congratulates the first-ever Generation adidas Canada signings, Men’s EXCEL Program players Shamit Shome and Adonijah Reid.

City moving forward with games bidSudbury Star
Sudbury may be moving forward with its bid to host the 2021 Canada Summer Games. That bid now includes generous commitments from the federal and provincial governments, which have both pledged their support to the winning city.

Toronto FC III to participate in the 69th Viareggio Cup World Football Tournament Coppa CarnevaleToronto FC
Toronto FC III becomes the first Canadian team to participate in the 69th edition of the Viareggio Cup World Football Tournament Coppa Carnevale, also known as (Torneo di Viareggio or Viareggio Tournament). The tournament will take place in the Tuscan city of Viareggio, in Italy from Monday, March 13 to Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Calgary Foothills 2016 Year in ReviewNorthern Starting XI
For those who followed Canadian PDL soccer, you may have noticed a new face making waves late into the PDL season. Calgary Foothills, a local youth club that developed the likes of Kevin McKenna, Sam Adekugbe and Charlie Trafford parlayed a successful sophomore season and advanced all the way to the 2016 PDL Championship game, losing 3-2 on a controversial penalty call to the Michigan Bucks late in the game. It was a season with many positive developments on and off the pitch, one which could hopefully help establish the club in the city’s sports scene for years to come.

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Columbia alumnus, cable company magnate Commisso negotiates to buy Cosmos to save NASLBig Apple Soccer
If certain things fall into place, the Cosmos could return for the 2017 North American Soccer League Soccer season. Rocco B. Commisso, the CEO of Mediacom Communications Corp. who has strong ties to the Columbia University soccer program, has been negotiating to purchase the Cosmos.

USSF Division 2/3 sanctioning decision could come by “end of the week”Empire of Soccer
A U.S. Soccer spokesperson tells EoS that a final decision on divisional sanctioning for the second and third divisions could be announced by the “end of the week.”

Energy FC Signs Danish Midfielder RasmussenUSL
OKC Energy FC announced on Thursday the club had signed Danish midfielder Philip Rasmussen for the 2017 season. The signing is pending league and federation approval.

Boston Breakers get three first round picks as NWSL prepares 2017 college draftInside World Football
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has released a list of 148 college players for its 2017 NWSL College Draft which will take place at the same time as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention in Los Angeles on January 12.

These girls are mightyFIFA
Imagine if playing football was a defiant act, a statement of personal freedom. That is the case for many girls in Cambodia, where it is widely frowned upon for young women to engage in sport. Working to change this, and to offer safety and confidence for in-need youth, is a group called the Mighty Girls, which is part of the football-focused community organisation SALT (Sports and Leadership Training) Academy in Battambang.

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Tottenham deliver statement of intent against Chelsea but revenge tastes sweetThe Guardian
Mauricio Pochettino wanted his Spurs side to put down a marker against Chelsea yet games between these two clubs always come loaded with significance.

PSG prepare to spend to kick start assault on Champions League and Ligue 1Inside World Football
Paris Saint-Germain director of football Patrick Kluivert (pictured) has vowed that the French champions will continue to reinforce before the end of the January transfer window.

Will new T&T coach even last until Hexagonal resumes? Soccer America
Trinidad & Tobago Football Association president David John-Williams said he was going to give T&T’s new coach, Belgian Tom Saintfiet, two Hexagonal games to turn the Soca Warriors around. But Saintfiet might not last that long.

Hull City appoint Marco Silva as new manager on deal until end of the seasonThe Guardian
Hull City have appointed Marco Silva as their manager on a deal until the end of the season, the club have confirmed.

Everton reveal Bramley Moore Dock as preferred stadium siteBBC
Everton’s preferred site for its proposed new stadium is Bramley Moore Dock, the club’s chairman has said.

A-League review: Griffiths sparks Perth comeback as Glory down PhoenixFour Four Two
Perth Glory’s winless run in the A-League came to an end as they came from behind to beat Wellington Phoenix 2-1.

Why Chinese clubs are breaking transfer records – and why players are wise to goThe Guardian
Oscar gave up benchwarming at Chelsea to quadruple his wages and become one of the biggest stars in a continent of four billion people. Is that so bad?

Stage set for a San Siro shockFIFA
With the 1990 FIFA World Cup just minutes from kicking off, this Cameroon supporter looks to be a lone figure. He would certainly have arrived at Milan’s gleaming, newly renovated San Siro in hope rather than expectation, knowing that his team – comprised largely of little-known journeymen – were about to face the world champions, and the great Diego Maradona.

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