BC Soccer News, Thursday, June 28, 2018


Every day, we’ll bring you all of scores, news and best writing from around the web from the 2018 World Cup.

Colombia edges Senegal to reach round of 16 at World CupSportsnet
Yerry Mina scored on a header in the 74th minute and Colombia defeated Senegal 1-0 Thursday to advance to the World Cup knockout stage. Senegal became the first team ever eliminated by a new tiebreaker — number of yellow cards.

Japan 0, Poland 1BBC Sport
Japan reached the last 16 of the World Cup by having a better disciplinary record than Senegal – after losing to Poland in their final Group H game.

Brazil and Switzerland advance at World CupMaple Ridge News
Brazil ultimately topped a group the five-time World Cup winner was expected to win, sending Serbia and Costa Rica home

‘Germany’s downfall’ – Newspapers react to shock World Cup eliminationSN
As could be expected, the mood among Germany’s biggest media outlets was one of depression as the headlines for tomorrow dailies were released late on Wednesday evening.

Joachim Löw cannot survive Germany’s World Cup humiliationThe Guardian
The national team’s shock exit must force a chance of manager – and serious soul searching about the state of the Bundesliga.

Matic: We’ve put Serbia back on the football mapFIFA
Serbia are heading home after the group phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, but they leave with their heads held high after producing moments of attacking quality and their patented fighting spirit.

Brazil fans pack Vancouver’s Boteco Brasil with celebrations after team’s group winVancouver Sun
Vancouver Brazilian joint Boteco Brasil was brimming with fans, friends and family alike — celebrations spilling onto Nanaimo Street as the referee’s whistle marked the end of a 2-0 victory. A massive projector in the main hall and a TV in the patio kept a packed crowd of Vancouverites peering at the game as the team spent most of the first half trying to break through Serbia’s defence.

Brazil’s CBF cold-shouldered in Russia after voting the ‘wrong way’ in 2026 pollInside World Football
Brazil progressed to the knockout phase of the World Cup following a routine 2-0 win against Serbia on Wednesday, but the Brazilian Football Confederation, the CBF, remains an isolated body.

Argentina’s Willy Caballero received threats to family after World Cup blunderESPN
Argentina’s Willy Caballero revealed he and his family received threats following his blunder in the team’s 3-0 defeat to Croatia last week.

World Cup not yet making a huge ratings splash on traditional Canadian TVthe11.ca
Amongst traditional English-languageTV consumers, the best the opening week of the World Cup did on TSN in Canada was an average of 660,000 viewers per minute.

Mexico and Ronaldo dominate World Cup social media rankingsInside World Football
Mexico are leading the social media World Cup with more than 9 million interactions since the start, according to social media marketing platform Socialbakers. That is a whopping 2.5 million interactions ahead of second place Germany.

Victor Lindelöf: What Mothers Are ForThe Players’ Tribune
My mother likes to tell the story about the day I was born, because she says she knew from that moment that I would become a footballer.



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Kendall Waston scores at the FIFA World CupWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC captain Kendall Waston became the first ever active player from the club to both play and score at the FIFA World Cup on Wednesday with a patented header goal against Switzerland. The goal tied the score at 1-1 in the second half, with the match eventually ending in a 2-2 draw.

‘Heart, soul, passion:’ Inside Kendall Waston’s journey to the 2018 FIFA World CupWhitecaps FC
“He’s a leader who wears his heart on his sleeve,” Russell Teibert said. “You never want to take that away from someone. That’s just how he plays. He has true passion, true emotion, and a true love for the game, and that’s rare. Maybe over the course of some people’s careers, you lose sight of that. But you can still see the fire, the love that he has for the game, every day.”

Wayne Rooney completes move from Everton to MLS with D.C. UnitedESPN
Former Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney has completed his move to D.C. United, after the MLS club and Everton confirmed Thursday that a transfer agreement has been reached.

‘I have the hunger’: Wayne Rooney completes move to DC UnitedThe Guardian
“Moving to America and MLS fulfills another career ambition for me. I have the hunger to be a success here and will give DC 100% – as I have always done for every team I have ever played for.

Report: Could FC Dallas make a play for Cyle Larin?Big D Soccer
These are reports out of Europe that former Orlando City forward Cyle Larin could be a target for FC Dallas this summer.

The biggest surprises of Toronto FC’s season so farPro Soccer USA
Toronto FC’s defense of the MLS Cup is turning into a bit of a mess. After 15 games, the Reds have 15 points and are six points back of the sixth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, albeit with a game in hand.

Mauro Diaz’s time with FC Dallas may be coming to an end; what club is looking for on transfer marketSportsday
Mauro Diaz is gone, missing from training, and FC Dallas could be about to lose arguably its best player over the past five years.

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UBC Women’s Soccer ID CampsUBC
The UBC Thunderbird Women’s Soccer ID Camps are designed to give each player an inside look into what it means to be a collegiate soccer player, as well as prepare for their upcoming club season.

Dunbar soccer champs reunite, 40 years laterVancouver Courier
It’s been 40 years since the Dunbar Stong’s select soccer team capped off a nine-season run by winning the Canadian championship — and they’re getting together to celebrate.

United U12s finish with flourishPenticton Western News
The Tolko Vernon United U12 Boys Team Nice finished the Rep soccer season by stopping Kelowna United 2-0 and grounding Penticton Pinnacles 9-2 Sunday in Kamloops.

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.

TSS Rovers release Season Tickets for the 2018 season TSS Rovers
A great summer of soccer is in store at Swangard Stadium with the PDL & WPSL TSS Rovers. Season yickets are only $70.

Victoria Highlanders FC 2018 Season Tickets now on saleVictoria Highlanders
Spend your summer with the PDL Highlanders at Centennial Stadium for only $75.

Canada’s College ID Camps set for Shawnigan Lake & Kingston, OntarioCanada College ID Camps
Our purpose is to provide a space where players grade 9-12 can connect with college coaches from all levels in Canada and the USA. We hope to assist in the promotion of youth players into environments which will challenge them academically and athletically after high school.

Becoming a BC Soccer RefereeBCSA
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.

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Stephen Hart Announced as First Head Coach in HFX Wanderers HistoryCanadian Premier League
HFX Wanderers Football Club announced today the appointment of Stephen Hart as the club’s first-ever Head Coach and General Manager. The former Canada Men’s National Team manager will lead soccer operations for the club as it prepares for the inaugural Canadian Premier League campaign in April 2019.

Fury advances to championship semifinal and showdown with Toronto FCEdmonton Journal
On a day that saw the defending champions upset at the World Cup, Ottawa Fury FC won an important match it was favoured to win.

Fury books spot in Canadian Championship semis, will sweat on status of Tissotthe11.ca
When it comes to the scoreline, the second leg of the Canadian Championship qualifying round went as expected. Already leading 1-0 after the first leg in Quebec, the USL’s Ottawa Fury took the home leg, 1-0 over AS Blainville.

The International U14 starts on ThursdayMontreal Impact
The International U14, presented by the Fédération des producteurs d’oeufs du Québec, will begin on Thursday, at 1:15pm, at Centre Nutrilait, with a game between the Impact U14 and the Chicago Fire. The tournament finishes on Sunday, July 1, is free to attend and open to the public.

Battlefords United FC getting set for ProvincialsBattlefords Now
With the World Cup on everyone’s minds right now, it’s a great time to get out and watch a game live right here in the Battlefords.

Cambridge Youth Soccer is An Approved License Holder for the Ontario Player Development LeagueThe Record
Cambridge Youth Soccer is welcoming new opportunities for young players, after becoming an approved license holder for the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL), the highest level of play for youth soccer in the province. For the 2018 season, which is currently underway, the club has introduced high-performance U13 boys and girls teams through the league.

2020 senior soccer nationals coming to HalifaxChronicle Herald
Soccer Nova Scotia has been selected by Canada Soccer to host the 2020 Toyota national championships for the Challenge Trophy and Jubilee Trophy competitions.

Jubilee Trophy powerhouses meet in St. John’s tonightThe Telegram
It’s not guaranteed, but the expectation is that something will give tonight at King George V Park in St. John’s.

Making it easier for kids to play multiple sports is hard — but it can be doneCBC
The world of youth sports is full of seemingly obvious choices backed up by years of study and research. But doing the right thing is not always so straightforward. Take the idea of being a multi-sport athlete. Countless studies and development models tell us that it is better for young athletes to play multiple sports rather than focusing on just one year-round.

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Fresno Half Season Player ReportsEighty-Six Forever
Back in March, I wrote a lengthy article about the squad construction of the new Vancouver Whitecaps USL affiliate, Fresno F.C. I contended that Fresno was loading up on mediocre journeyman and that they would likely play these players at the expense of both their own youngsters and those of the Whitecaps.

Toronto Shows Mettle in Draw with CincinnatiUSL
While Wednesday night was Toronto FC II’s first game in its history at Lamport Stadium in the south of the city, the game had the feeling of a homecoming for some members of the club’s squad.

Oklahoma Scene: Former MLS player Atiba Harris signs with Energy FCNews OK
Oklahoma City Energy FC has signed Atiba Harris, pending approval from the U.S. Soccer Federation and the USL.

Fernando Clavijo confirms FC Dallas USL III coming in 2019Sportsday
Head Coach Oscar Pareja first mentioned FC Dallas was working on a USL side back in May. MLS subsequently confirmed the side will be a USL III team. Then in June, FCD President Dan Hunt said a USL side was coming at some point. On Wednesday, FCD technical director Fernando Clavijo confirmed the USL team is on track and coming next season.


North Carolina Courage Play in First International Women’s TournamentCary Citizen
National women’s soccer teams have been competing in the World Cup for nearly 25 years but there’s been little competition between international club teams. That changes this July with the first International Champions Cup Women’s Tournament and the local North Carolina Courage are participating as the only North American representatives.

Courage set to acquire former UNC, national team standout O’Reilly from UtahWRAL Sportsfan
According to reliable sources, the North Carolina Courage are finalizing a trade to acquire Heather O’Reilly’s NWSL player rights and a second-round pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft from the Utah Royals. In return, the Royals will receive the rights to Makenzy Doniak and a 2019 third-round draft pick from the Courage. The trade could be announced as early as today.

The Ripple Effect of the Red Stars’ Big Move Pushes OnHot Time in Old Town
It’s been interesting, following the ongoing media out of the Utah Royals’ practice space in Sandy, in the ongoing wake of the trade that sent Christen Press and Sam Johnson out west. They’re understandably excited to have the players coming in, and both Press and Johnson have had the opportunity to air some thoughts that up til now had been lingering under the surface.

Damallsvenskan week 9 review: Hammarby hammer KalmarVavel
Linköping improve standing with late win over Rosengård.

Women of Steel 13 points clear at top of SWPL2 going into summer breakMotherwell Times
Motherwell Ladies FC secured their third win in seven days with a 7-0 thrashing of Glasgow Girls at the Braidhurst Academy on Sunday.

Malditas unveil line-up for AFF Women’s ChampionshipABS-CBN
The journey of the Philippine women’s national football team continues when they compete in the 2018 AFF Women’s Championship, which starts on June 30 in Palembang, Indonesia.

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Arsenal agree £17.6m fee for Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis PapastathopoulosThe Guardian
Arsenal are close to signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund after agreeing a fee of €20m (£17.6m) for the Greece defender.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery meets with fans, promises ambitious footballESPN
Unai Emery has promised Arsenal fans he will create a team that lets fans enjoy “every minute in the stadium” — but warned that they may have to forget about the club’s traditional 1-0 scoreline.

Has Bayern’s six year dominance helped to stifle German football?Fussballstadt
With the turning of the new year, 2018 started to become a problem – not just for the Bundesliga sides in Europe but for the all conquering national side as well. Die Mannschaft had began to stutter, and it reflected the club scene on the international stage.

Former referee Mark Halsey admits booking player who asked for cardThe Guardian
Mark Halsey has said he was approached by a player asking to be booked during an English top-flight game in 2011. The former Premier League referee, who retired at the end of the 2012-13 season, told CNN Sport about the incident.

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