BC Soccer News, Thursday, June 7, 2018




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From early riser to Ticos folklore: 10 things to know about Kendall WastonMLS
Kendall Waston is heading to his first World Cup this summer and he’s planning to savor every moment of his time in Russia.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Driving in their carSoccer Shorts
Safe to say if we extend this metaphor to Carl Robinson he would be the kind of driver who, no matter what car he was allotted or how many free upgrades he received, would immediately set the cruise control to 58 mph and sit in the passing lane of the freeway oblivious to the tirade of abus from other motorists.

Orlando City: Oxygen masks at ready as panic prowlsMLS Multiplex
Orlando City got off to a hot start to the season, but have since cooled off in recent weeks. Is it time to panic in the Sunshine State?

Get your car washed by the ‘Caps! In support of #BuckUp for Mental HealthWhitecaps FC
Get your car washed by Whitecaps FC players and support a great cause! Car washes are by donation. Fans who contribute $50 at the car wash will receive a $50 Chevron gift certificate (while quantities last). All funds raised support mental health programs for homeless and at-risk youth at Covenant House Vancouver. (June 7, 3:00 – 6:00 PM).

Sacramento Republic FC 2, Seattle Sounders 1 | US Open Cup 2018MLS
Sacramento Republic FC defeated MLS opposition in the U.S. Open Cup fourth round for the second consecutive year, as they defeated the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in extra time at Papa Murphy’s Park on Wednesday.

Red Bulls Thrash NYCFC in Open CupOnce a Metro
It was only a month ago when these two sides played against each other a full month ago when the Red Bulls dominated the opening 45 minutes against NYCFC and capped off the afternoon tilt with a fourth goal late in the match. This time around it was an early goal in the opening 4 minutes and then three more in the second half to eliminated New York City FC once again in the fourth roudn of the US Open Cup by a final of 4-0.

Rapids manager Anthony Hudson says team lacks confidence after eighth straight lossDenver Post
The Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night lost their eighth consecutive match, crashing out of the U.S. Open Cup with a 2-0 loss to Nashville SC of the United Soccer League at Vanderbilt Stadium.

FC Dallas to travel to Sporting KC, Galaxy face Timbers in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16SBI
The top two teams in the Western Conference will face off in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16.

Are Toronto FC already at the point of no return?Waking the Red
The numbers don’t have good things to say about Toronto FC after their 3-3 draw with Columbus.

New York City FC coach Vieira to announce Nice decisionTribal Football
New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira could decide on an offer from Nice in the next 24 hours.

The challenges awaiting the Impact in TexasMontreal Impact
The Impact took care of business against a Texan team at Stade Saputo last Saturday. This week, the Bleu-blanc-noir is Texas-bound to face another tough opponent from the Lone Star State, FC Dallas. And if the Toros, who sit second in the Western Conference with only one loss this season, present an intrinsic challenge, the Bleu-blanc-noir will have other issues to contend with, like the blistering heat. The forecast for Saturday evening in Frisco is a whopping 35 degrees Celsius.

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Episode 274 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Horseplay with guests Tommy Wheeldon Jr and Will Cromack)AFTN
Sunday’s AFTN Soccer Show on CiTR radio was so packed, we’ve had to release it over two parts. This second episode of the three hour show focuses on the Canadian Premier League and the PDL.

Soccer club to drop “Royal City” nameNew Westminster Record
Changing the name of the Royal City Youth Soccer Club, with its remnants of colonialism, is just one part of the New Westminster organization’s makeover – the club is making changes in order to be more diverse and a larger part of the community. Not only will the moniker “Royal City” be purged, but the club will take out the word “youth” from its name to reflect that it fields players of all ages.

Campbell River’s Carihi ends in soccer top 10Campbell River Mirror
On the back of the Carihi Senior Girls Soccer sweatshirt you can read the following statement: “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

‘Caps U-19 and U-17 Residency teams learn opponents for Academy PlayoffsWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC U-19 and U-17 Residency teams learned their opponents for the 2018 Development Academy playoffs on Wednesday. The playoff group stage will run from June 18 to 22 at the SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside, California.

Best places to watch the FIFA World Cup in VancouverDaily Hive
Even though the Canadian men’s national team didn’t qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Canucks still love to watch the tournament along with the rest of the world (especially when there is food and beer involved).

The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) will hold it’s 2nd Annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Dinner on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: KYSA seeks an Executive Director (PDF File)KYSA
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association has an exciting opprtunity available for an Executive Director.

Cascadia eliminated after 3-1 loss to KarpatalyaProst Amerika
Cascadia were eliminated from the ConIFA Cup after losing 1-3 to Karpatlya tonight. The ethnic Hungarian side from Western Ukraine were the strongest opponent Cascadia has faced and dominated the opening exchanges.

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC 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.


Canadian women beat Costa Rica, advance to CONCACAF U-17 soccer semifinalsSoo Today
Calgary forward Andersen Williams scored twice and Canada hung on to beat Costa Rica 2-1 Wednesday at the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship. The victory moved Canada into the tournament semifinals with one group game to play.

Valour FC Joins Canadian Premier LeagueCanadian Premier League
The Canadian Premier League (CPL) today announced the founding of Valour FC, one of the founding clubs set to play in Canada’s new professional men’s soccer league in the spring of 2019.

Winnipeg entry in Canadian Premier League to be called Valour FCSportsnet
Honouring its history, the Winnipeg entry in the new Canadian Premier League will be called Valour FC.

‘Total excitement’ as Canadian Premier League announces Valour FC, Winnipeg’s new professional soccer teamCBC
Team will begin playing next spring at Investors Group Field as one of 8 to 10 teams in new league.

Pro soccer back in the ‘PegWinnipeg Sun
Wade Miller probably thought he’d have to bring a Grey Cup to Winnipeg before he’d hear fans chanting his name. But the president/CEO of the Blue Bombers took to the makeshift stage at the 55-yard line, Wednesday, and unveiled a new pro soccer team to chants of, “Thank-you Wade!”

Valour FC officially becomes team No. 4 in the Canadian Premier Leaguethe11.ca
The launch of the Valour FC is only part of what is a whirlwind tour of the prairies by the CanPL brass. They will be in the Alberta capital Friday for the street party to celebrate the re-launch of FC Edmonton as a CanPL club.

Elite Winnipeg soccer players already dreaming about a spot on city’s new pro teamCBC
Hope and excitement were in the air at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex as news about a new professional soccer team coming to Winnipeg sank in. “That is everybody’s goal…to play professionally,” said Prince Amara, who was practising with his WSA Winnipeg teammates Wednesday night.

AS Blainville take 2-1 lead over Oakville in First Qualifying Round of 2018 Canadian ChampionshipLeague1 Ontario
The Québec champions hope their lead will be enough to see their way through to the Second Qualifying Round and awaiting Ottawa Fury FC. For their part, Ontario champions Oakville have an away goal and could win the series through a home 1:0 victory in the second leg.

Ho hum, just another stoppage-time winner in the Voyageurs Cup…the11.ca
The hottest place in Canadian Soccer is Laval, Quebec. There’s smoke on the field, fire in the stands, and a late game-winner!

FC London women continue to roll in League1National Post
The two-time League1 Ontario champion FC London women’s team isn’t messing about. They will be playing Vaughn Azzurri Saturday at Cove Road and will be looking to extend their 25-game undefeated streak.

Quebec soccer player guilty of armed assault for whipping ball at ref Toronto Sun
A Quebec soccer player has been found guilty of assault after he injured a referee by throwing a ball that struck his head. The incident occurred during a particularly heated match in Sherbrooke in June 2017.

The Impact draws the groups for the International U14Montreal Impact
The Montreal Impact proceeded with the group draw for the International U14, presented by the Fédération des producteurs d’oeufs du Québec, which will be played from June 28 to July 1, at Centre Nutrilait.

P.A. Celtic claim trio of soccer titlesPA Now
Prince Albert Youth Soccer Association teams won a hat-trick of gold medals at the Aurora Soccer Club Harder Avalon Classic tournament.

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LAFC outlasts Fresno FC in US Open CupProst Amerika
Making its US Open Cup debut, it took a while for LAFC to get going, but the timing was good enough. Second half goals by Diego Rossi and Latiff Blessing were LAFC needed to advance in the US Open Cup following its 2-0 win at Banc of California Stadium.

Match Preview: TFC II at Penn FCToronto FC
After a week and a half off the Young Reds are back as they travel to Harrisburg PA to take on Penn FC in a Saturday night affair that will prove to be the first game with newly named head coach Michael Rabasca at the helm. To get you set here is everything you need to know ahead of kickoff.

U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Rewind: Red Bulls dominate New York, two USL sides advanceSBI
Nashville SC took down the visiting Colorado Rapids fairly comfortably. A Michael Azira own goal in the 39th minute and an insurance tally from substitute Ropapa Mensah were enough to see them through to the Round of 16.

United Soccer League Announces New Mexico ClubUSL
New Mexico joins teams in other thriving soccer markets in Texas, Alabama and Tennessee that will become part of the USL for its 2019 season. The state’s introduction to the league bolsters the USL’s growing footprint in the Southwest and adds another dynamic ownership group to the USL’s franchise portfolio.


The Week in Women’s Football: Juventus take home Serie A title; Three Caribbean nations advance in CONCACAF qualifyingTribal Football
We look at the final 2017-18 table for the Italian top league, Serie A, as well as talk with a former Canadian youth international who has found success the past few seasons with a side who finished sixth this season, after winning Serie B in 2016-17. We also have the results for the final three groups of Caribbean Football Union first round 2019 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

Cameroon close in on Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualification – BBC Sport
Cameroon, Zimbabwe and reigning champions Nigeria are all on the verge of qualifying for this year’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.

Women’s World Cup qualifier: Northern Ireland v NetherlandsBBC Sport
Northern Ireland team boss Alfie Wylie says their target is to be competitive against European champions Netherlands in Friday’s World Cup qualifier.

Phil Neville says England’s Lucy Bronze ‘could play in the men’s game’The Guardian
Phil Neville has claimed Lucy Bronze could hold her own in men’s football. The England women’s coach offered his assessment before the Lyon right-back captains his team in a World Cup qualifier in Russia on Friday.

NWSL hopes moving games to evening slot on ESPNews will boost attendance, ensure player safetyOregon Live
Amanda Duffy, the NWSL managing director of operations, said the change in kickoff times will enable the league to put a better product on the field and ensure that players are competing in a safe and healthy environment.

NWSL roundup: Maddie Huster joins the Washington Spirit; Bianca Henninger called to MEXWNTVavel
Maddie Huster called in as a replacement player for the Washington Spirit, while Bianco Henninger joins the Mexican Woman’s National Team.

With World Cup in sight, U.S. women still have work to doESPN W.
With World Cup qualifying a matter of months away and the start of the tournament in France now just a year away, the moment in Jacksonville highlighted the challenge for U.S. coach Jill Ellis. It isn’t a challenge with Lloyd or any one player specifically — although the star is one piece — but with a roster that is the puzzle itself.

Motor City FC competes at high-level in women’s amateur soccerOakland Press
The Motor City Football Club, a top-level, amateur women’s soccer club, features 34 women who compete in soccer in the Ohio Valley Conference of the Women’s Premier Soccer League.

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Germany to face Saudi Arabia in final test ahead of the World CupFussballstadt
The final test ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will see Germany face Saudi Arabia. With Germany failing to win in any of their last five matches (three draws and two defeats) there has now been some talk about the die Mannschaft possibly facing a mini-crisis just ahead of the World Cup.

Zambia, Zimbabwe renew rivalry in Cosafa CupAfrican Football
Zambia and Zimbabwe will renew their rivalry when they meet in the final of the 2018 Cosafa Cup at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Bob Bradley laid foundation for Egypt’s first trip to World Cup in 28 yearsThe Star
Mohamed Salah was a quiet teenager who had made just one appearance for Egypt when Bob Bradley took over the country’s national team in the summer of 2011.

Argentina still dealing with intense scrutiny ahead of World CupSportsnet
Sometimes predecessors set the bar for success at an incredibly high level. Look at Diego Maradona and Argentina’s 1986 World Cup squad. When the Argentine national team is mentioned, that tournament-winning side is the first thought that pops into everyone’s minds.

Brazil aims to use humiliation of 2014 World Cup as motivation in RussiaThe Star
There’s no chance Tite or any of his players will forget the score of Brazil’s humiliating semifinal loss at the last World Cup. Supporters of the Selecao still ensure it echoes in their ears: 7-1.

Russia to host World Cup as lowest ranked teamFour Four Two
Germany head to the World Cup as statistically the world’s strongest nation, but the rankings make unpleasant reading for Russia.

Toulon Tournament: England U21s beat Scotland 3-1 to reach finalBBC Sport
England Under-21s came from behind to beat Scotland with three second-half goals and book a Toulon Tournament final with Mexico on Saturday.

Ex-U.S. player Hope Solo: Don’t vote for U.S. World Cup bidSportsnet
The bid leadership was exasperated when informed Solo was undermining their efforts heading into Wednesday’s vote, dismissing her criticism of the governance of soccer but declining to go on the record in detail.

Money is the ‘new’ World Cup reality as United 2026 bid leaders make final powerplayInside World Football
On paper, the heavyweight USA-Canada-Mexico partnership should win hands down on June 13 after being rated way ahead of the Moroccans by FIFA’s evaluation panel in almost every category.

Rangers sign Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria on a season-long loanBBC Sport
Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria has joined Rangers on a season-long loan after signing a new contract at Anfield.

Former Ghana star Appiah plots route into managementFootball League Paper
Stephen Appiah is one of Ghana’s greatest ever footballers, having starred for his country at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and collected 67 caps for his country. Six years on from his retirement, Appiah now wants to become a manager, with his ultimate dream being to one day take charge of the Black Stars.

How Mexico is recruiting another kind of dual national: U.S.-born fansYahoo Sports
It is one of the most iconic pilgrimages in American sports. The journey to the Rose Bowl begins on claustrophobic California freeways, then escapes, down into the picturesque San Gabriel Valley, the So-Cal sun likely still beaming high above the San Rafael Hills. And if you had made the descent on a recent Monday afternoon, the last of May, you would have been blinded – not by that sun, but by green. Green, everywhere.

Israeli fury at Argentina pull out, claiming players were threatened by terroristsInside World Football
The tit-for-tat row over the cancellation of Argentina’s friendly with Israel this coming Saturday has intensified with the Israelis demanding FIFA investigate what it said were threats against Argentina players and laying the blame squarely at the feet of the Palestinian authorities.

Championship clubs feel the strain as financial gap to Premier League growsThe Guardian
The Championship continues to be a financially punishing league, with 19 of the 24 clubs having made losses in 2016-17, according to an analysis of their most recently published accounts by the consultant Deloitte.

FIFA excludes Russian singer who backed Ukraine rebelsSportsnet
A well-known Russian singer says FIFA barred her from performing at the World Cup because of her support for Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine.

VIDEO: How a BBC crew was followed in World Cup 2018 RussiaBBC
Russia has invested heavily in staging this World Cup, anxious for it to help improve its image. ‘Welcome’ banners are already flying all over the host cities. But, when a BBC team went to report on preparations in Nizhny Novgorod, where England will play, they found themselves under constant surveillance.

UEFA Champions League unveils refreshed brand identityUEFA
The UEFA Champions League brand for the 2018/19 season has a vibrant new look, based on a concept called ‘Highlighting moments that make the ultimate stage’.

Amazon to stream Premier League in UK; clubs agree TV revenue share dealESPN
Amazon will broadcast live Premier League matches and weekly highlights packages in the UK from the 2019-20 season, the tech giant has confirmed, while English top-flight clubs have agreed for any reform of broadcast revenue distribution to take league position into account.

Pablo Escobar’s family, Colombian soccer star charged in Argentina money laundering probeEdmonton Journal
An Argentine judge charged the widow and son of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar with being part of a criminal organization devoted to money laundering, Argentina’s official judicial news agency said Tuesday.

Argentinean soccer fans write stadium anthemsJournal Pioneer
San Lorenzo is not a powerhouse like Boca Juniors or River Plate, but its fan base is known for its talent in rewriting local hit songs, turning them into stadium anthems. Despite intense rivalries that sometimes turn violent, other teams acknowledge San Lorenzo’s creativity and often adapt the chants for their own cheers.

Welcome to the Alternative 2018 World Cup Fans’ GuideESPN
Admit it: You watch the World Cup for the spectacle. Sure, you enjoy the matches, but you also live for those sublime viral moments: crazy red cards, celebrity sightings (David Beckham! Rihanna! Tom Brady! Shakira!), ostentatious fans in various states of dress to show their team spirit, and fights … both verbal and physical. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Behold, our alternative World Cup fans’ guide.

The World Cup 2018 stadiums from the air – in picturesThe Guardian
Some pushed it down to the wire, but all 12 stadiums have been completed in time for the World Cup in Russia. From Moscow’s grand Luzhniki Stadium, which hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics, to the worrisomely late Samara Arena, these are the cathedrals for football.

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