VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 3 NEW YORK CITY FC 2
MLS MATCHDAY #17
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, New York City FC 2, July 5, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
Report and Reaction: Reyna Peruves ‘Caps can beat the best in MLS – AFTN
With a late winner from super sub Yordy Reyna, Vancouver Whitecaps were able to come back in the second half to defeat New York City FC 3-2 in a rollercoaster of a match that hung in the balance till the final few minutes.
Reyna’s late winner steals the spotlight as Whitecaps FC defeat star-studded New York City FC 3-2 – Whitecaps FC
Star-studded New York City FC rolled into town on Wednesday evening but it was the new kid on the block that stole the show at BC Place as Vancouver Whitecaps FC won 3-2, thanks to a late match-winner from offseason acquisition Yordy Reyna.
Reyna makes fairy-tale home debut as Whitecaps down NYCFC – Sportsnet
On Wednesday night, in front of a sold-out crowd at BC Place, Yordy Reyna showed why he’s earned the nickname “Magic.”
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Yordy Reyna impresses with winner in home debut – MLS
Yordy Reyna came to the Vancouver Whitecaps this offseason as another of Carl Robinson’s little-known signings, but one with great pedigree and potential. What Reyna can offer this Whitecaps team was seen in abundance on Wednesday night, as Reyna headed home a powerful 87th-minute winner in a 3-2 home win over New York City FC.
Whitecaps 3 NYCFC 2: Reyna shines as Caps come back in big win – The Province
Say hello to Yordy Reyna! In scoring his first Major League Soccer goal of the season Wednesday night, and his first for the Whitecaps, the 23-year-old Peruvian striker managed to do what the Whitecaps have struggled to accomplish of late.
Mistakes and Misses Catch Up to NYCFC – Empire of Soccer
New York City FC’s issues returned. A self-inflicted wound, a series of misses and a defeat that could have easily gone the other way. A late goal from Yordy Reyna gave Vancouver Whitecaps their first win against NYCFC Wednesday night in BC Place, snapping City’s winning streak at four.
Vancouver Whitecaps survive a Wednesday night with Toledo – Soccer Shorts
If ever a game could be filed away in the clichéd vaults of “A game of two halves” then the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2 win over New York City FC at BC Place on Wednesday evening would be it.
Toronto FC, Chicago Fire on historic pace heading into Gold Cup break – MLS
We’re just about to head into the Gold Cup break, which will allow plenty of time to dissect and debate the MLS season so far. One thing is already certain, though: Toronto FC and the Chicago Fire are GOOD. And when the dust settles on the regular season, they could end up being historically good.
Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC find a recipe for road success – Waking the Red
Much like the win in Seattle earlier this year, superb organization was the foundation of a big three points at Orlando City.
Orlando City coach Jason Kreis calls out referees after 3-1 Toronto loss – Orlando Sentinel
“I’ve spent the entire season keeping my mouth closed about it, but it’s beginning to feel like in this stadium…there are referees that will not make critical calls for us for whatever reason,” Kreis said. “It appears the referees are bending over backwards to show they’re not going to show any bias. Perhaps it’s due to us having a raucous crowd, but I’m tired of it and…I don’t think that we as a club, as fan group, as a coaching staff that we should stand for it.”
Red Bulls Win on Verón’s Late Goal – Empire of Soccer
Gonzalo Verón scored with 41 seconds remaining in regulation to give New York only its second win in New England in 15 years on Wednesday, completing a rally from a first-half deficit for a 3-2 victory.
MATCH RECAP | Portland Timbers 2, Chicago Fire 2 – Timbers.com
Fanendo Adi and Sebastián Blanco both scored as the Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten streak to three games with a 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire Wednesday night at Providence Park. Arturo Alvarez and Brandon Vincent contributed the goals for Chicago.
Recap: Montreal Impact vs. Houston Dynamo – Mount Royal Soccer
Impact goes into the break with work to do after being unable to break Houston’s streak at home.
Toronto FC’s Beitashour released from hospital after pancreas surgery – Sportsnet
Toronto FC fullback Steven Beitashour, injured in a collision with Montreal’s Kyle Fisher in the Canadian Championship finale on June 27, has been released from hospital.
Gold Cup: Major League Soccer has 51 players make final rosters – MLS Multiplex
Major League Soccer has become a landing-place for many of the top talents in the region. The Gold Cup shows evidence of that, as 51 MLSers are on rosters.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Tibet women’s soccer team comes to Vancouver – News 1130
From the Himalayan mountains doorstep to the foot of the Rockies, the Tibet Women’s Soccer Team is gearing up to make its international debut in Vancouver this weekend.
Nelson Selects take flight for BC Soccer Provincial B Cup – Nelson Daily
A handful of Nelson Youth Soccer teams have taken to the road to represent the Heritage City Association at the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup in Surrey and Vernon.
Storm soccer squads contend for provincial championships – Nanaimo News Bulletin
An Island soccer Storm is heading toward provincial championships. Two Nanaimo-based teams – the Upper Island Storm U18 and U15 rep girls’ sides – are competing at B.C. Soccer championships starting Thursday (July 6) in Surrey.
TOFC earns draw in match against touring English soccer team – Kamloops This week
Moreton School Football Academy will play the third match of its Kamloops tour on Friday.
Creating Captains of Life – by Jay DeMerit – Mybackyard Press
Modern day sport curriculums are based on how to become the next Messi or Lebron, the .001%. Imagine being told & believing your whole life that you are the 0.001%., and that all you need to do is focus on that one sport and the world will be yours. This is what every coach wants from each of their athletes to get the most out of them for the team. But what about for each of those athletes? Are we creating one-dimensional athletes whose ability & life skill levels are being way overshadowed by their confidence levels?
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.
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.
PDL PHOTOS: TSS Rovers 2 Lane Utd. 2, May 12, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
3V3 LIVE NATIONAL SOCCER TOUR COMES TO ABBOTSFORD – 3v3 Live Canada
3v3 Live Soccer Tour and Holbrook Sports Management are excited to announce the expansion of the 3v3 Live Soccer Tour into the Canadian soccer market. With the first event previously announced to take place on the August 19/20 weekend in Surrey, BC, the 3v3 Soccer Tour will expand to Abbotsford, BC, on August 20 and will include men’s and women’s open divisions.
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.
REVIEW: The Miracle Mile. Stories of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – BC BookLook
Author Jason Beck is curator of the BC Sports Hall of Fame in BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, and convenor two years ago of an excellent exhibition about the 1954 Games. In his first book, he proves to be a meticulous researcher, a compelling story-teller, and a crafty realist who knows how to hook his readers. Watch how, two pages into the book, he uses filmic technique to evoke the arriving athletes’ youthful buzz and give period colouring and costuming, but then smartly moves his camera in to introduce his stars.
TSS Rovers launch website & 2017 Season Ticket Campaign – TSS Rovers
TSS FC Rovers play their inaugural season in the PDL at iconic Swangard Stadium. Season Tickets are $70 for Adults, $49 for U12 Youth.
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!
To our Readers: A Choice – BC Soccer Web
Soccer has brought us to the United States many times. It’s a great place with decent people. We especially look forward to our Cascadia trips to Seattle and Portland. They’re incredible cities with wonderful supporters. That’s why it was so disheartening to see chaos and fear take hold in the airports and borders of our neighbours to the south.
Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on sale – Highlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!
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
Q&A: Canadian men’s soccer team coach Octavio Zambrano – Sportsnet
Four months of preparation have led to this. Hired by Canada Soccer in March as the new coach of the Canadian men’s soccer team, Octavio Zambrano will lead his side into an international competition for the first time this month when the Reds compete in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
AUDIO: Look for Canada to take baby steps at Gold Cup – Sportsnet
Soccer reporter John Molinaro joined Sportsnet 590 The FAN to provide his take on how Toronto FC will adjust with the loss of defender Steven Beitashour, expectations for Canada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and the talent that is 16-year-old Alphonso Davies.
Kaye, Canada Focused as Gold Cup Nears – USL
With the start of its 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign only two days away, Louisville City FC midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye said the Canada Men’s National Team is focused internally on what it wants to accomplish ahead of its meeting with French Guinea at Red Bull Arena.
Canada Soccer Women’s U20 team prepare to face USA and Australia in a three nations tournament – CSA
Canada Soccer’s National EXCEL program’s U20 team will take part in a three nations tournament in Canberra, Australia, with matches against USA on 6 July and Australia 8 July.
Corner Brook hosting U13-U14 boys Atlantic Canadian soccer championships – Western Star
The Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association are welcoming three other provinces to Corner Brook today as the U13/U14 Atlantic Soccer Championships get underway at Wellington Street Sports Complex.
Greater Saint John Field House to receive $16.2 million in government funding – Global
The Greater Saint John Field House project is getting a total of $16.2 million from all three levels of government, with the federal and New Brunswick governments each kicking in $6 million and the city providing $4.2 million in support.
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
COLORADO SWITCHBACKS FC vs. WFC2
SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
WEIDNER FIELD, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.
Orange County Welcomes Honda to Training – USL
Orange County SC had a new face at training this past week, as world-renowned superstar Keisuke Honda linked up with the club to start his preseason fitness program, whilst exploring opportunities within the United States.
SF Deltas’ Tommy Heinemann earns Player of the Week for a second time – SF Examiner
The North American Soccer League has named San Francisco Deltas’ forward Tommy Heinemann the Player of the Week. Heinemann recently secured the Deltas’ 2-0 win over Puerto Rico FC by scoring both goals in the home game Sunday night.
For Eddies centre back Albert Watson, getting his Canadian residency means some short-term headaches – the11.ca
FC Edmonton centre back Albert Watson got his permanent-residency status confirmed earlier this week.
USL Discipline Report – Week 15 – USL
The following is the USL’s discipline report for Week 15 of the 2017 United Soccer League season.
A New York Soccer Story: Cosmos’ Jimmy Mulligan – Empire of Soccer
All 6-year-old Jimmy Mulligan was thinking about when he went to the local field in his hometown of Medford, Long Island, to play soccer was having fun with his friend Richie. He had the fun he was looking for that day but also wound up taking the first step in a path that would lead to a career and a spot with the storied New York Cosmos.
Rowdies’ Schäfer Sizing Up Opportunities – USL
Long-range strike provided memorable moment in first meeting with Cincinnati.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
NWSL names Reign FC’s Rapinoe Player of the Week – GoalWA
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) today announced Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe was voted the NWSL Player of the Week for Week 11 of the 2017 NWSL season.
Healthy, in-form Megan Rapinoe has Reign looking like contenders – The Equalizer
“Leading into NWSL season, I knew I was fit and strong and in a better place than I was in before. I just knew that once I got games and training under my belt, I knew I was going to be back to a good place to help this team win.”
UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 squads confirmed – UEFA
The 16 UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 finalists have confirmed their 23-strong squad ahead of the kick off in the Netherlands on 16 July: find out who made the cut.
Man City Women star Toni Duggan joins Barcelona – Manchester Evening News
Manchester City Women star Toni Duggan has completed a move to Barcelona.
The World According to Weimer: The Music Never Stops – Empire of Soccer
Have you ever been in the huddle before a game or after a training session about to say the cheer for your team and have to remind yourself what the name of the team is? Or more relatable probably, at a job and you forget the name of the company? Yeah, duh, neither have I. But it wouldn’t be too surprising if that happened from time to time, especially to players in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Dear USSF: It’s Time for a Women’s Cup – Backline Soccer
Soccer is our beautiful game and we’ve been lucky to watch as the sport we love has grown across the United States. But there’s a big hole in the landscape, at least on the women’s side of the game.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Man Utd agree £75m Lukaku deal and end Real Madrid’s Morata chase – SN
Manchester United have agreed to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku for £75 million while reportedly ending their interest in Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata.
Atlético Madrid to table bid for Chelsea’s Diego Costa despite transfer ban – The Guardian
Atlético Madrid are preparing to table a first formal bid with Chelsea for Diego Costa in the hope they can re-sign the Spain striker before his scheduled return for pre-season training at Cobham at the start of next week.
Juventus make €40m Bernardeschi bid as winger agrees terms – SN
Juventus have made an opening bid of €40 million for Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi, with the player having already finalised personal terms.
Tournament preview: Breaking down the CONCACAF Gold Cup – Sportsnet
The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup should be more wide open than usual. With the World Cup one year away, many teams have left their stars at home as they prepare for pivotal qualifiers at the end of this summer.
Usual suspects Mexico, U.S. and Costa Rica big favorites in Gold Cup – ESPN FC
The 2017 Gold Cup is just days away from kicking off, so the time has arrived to make fearless predictions about what will go down in Groups A, B and C.
Germany back at world number one after Confederations Cup glory – Four Four Two
Germany have replaced Brazil as the world’s top-ranked team, while Andorra make a dramatic rise after a historic victory.
Rangers’ tax case loss prompts Celtic to renew call for review of 5 of their SPL titles – Inside World Football
Fierce adversaries on and off the pitch, it is little surprise that Scottish champions Celtic have waded into the tax avoidance case surrounding Glasgow rivals Rangers.
Platini loses again as Swiss judges uphold 4-year FIFA ban – Sportsnet
Switzerland’s supreme court has dismissed an appeal by former FIFA vice-president Michel Platini against his four-year ban for financial wrongdoing.
One man and his quest to see a game in every Uefa nation in one season – The Guardian
Matt Walker, a 40-year-old statistician at the ministry of justice, has taken a year off work to set off on an unusual journey with the aim of watching 55 matches in as many nations in one year.
Could the nonstop nature of football burn out those paid to play the game? – ESPN FC
It has been six long weeks since the undramatic denouement of the Premier League, and the withdrawal symptoms have set in. Around the globe, supporters twitch and churn with longing, like teenagers forcibly parted from their smart phones. We’ve had nothing to help us through this time of turmoil — no football whatsoever.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca