BC Soccer News, Thursday, June 8, 2017



SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017, 7:00 PM

Episode 199 – The AFTN Soccer Show (International Rescue with guests David Edgar, Kendall Waston, Alphonso Davies, and Paul Stalteri)AFTN
It’s international week all over the football world and we’re no different on the AFTN Soccer Show, as we bring you a special internationally themed episode.

Vancouver Whitecaps: The season so far (The Defence) Soccer Shorts
With the Whitecaps having the weekend off to frolic in the summer sun this seems as good a time as any to assign some random numbers to how each player has performed so far in 2017.

Independent Panel rescinds red card suspension for Orlando’s Rafael RamosMLS
The Independent Panel has rescinded the fine and one-game suspension for the red card issued to Orlando City SC defender Rafael Ramos for serious foul play in the 26th minute of Orlando’s match against the Chicago Fire on June 4.

New Earthquakes president looking to spend intelligently on new signingsSBI
MLS teams don’t often appoint a former English Premier League executive as their team’s new president. The Premier League is a league with lavish spending that boasts the illusion of unlimited cash, far different to tight salary cap restrains in America.

Toronto FC’s Morrow eager to make U.S. team impactToronto Sun
Justin Morrow lost focus during what he believed was his biggest moment. He thought he had “made it” four years ago when ex-U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann pulled him aside.

FC Dallas Homegrowns Ferreira, Ulloa hit major milestones in win vs. RSLMLS
The sixth-youngest signing in league history, Jesus Ferreira, 16, became the second-youngest player to score a goal in MLS history when he bagged the final goal in FCD’s 6-2 win against Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

David Beckham’s group has bought land, but Miami MLS saga not overESPN FC
Tim Leiweke exhaled. Now, the rest of Miami’s soccer community is a giant step closer to doing the same.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, Atlanta United 1, June 3, 2017 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

3v3 Live Soccer Tour Comes to Canada


Douglas Royals returning to Women’s Soccer Nationals, as hostsCCAA
Douglas College has been approved to host the 2018 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship. The bid was approved today in Abbotsford, BC, at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association annual general meeting. The Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) institution will host the event Nov. 7-10, 2018 in Coquitlam, BC.

Whitecaps FC Residency teams learn opponents for Academy PlayoffsWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s U-18 and U-16 Residency teams have learned their opponents for the upcoming Academy Playoffs in Indiana.

WolfPack Men’s Soccer Sign Program’s Youngest Recruit (Leveille) TRU Wolfpack
Head coach John Antulov and the ‘Pack are pleased to announce that 5’10” Anatoli Leveille (pronounced Lay-vay-yay) of Glenlawn Collegiate of Winnipeg, Manitoba has signed a letter of intent to join the program in August. At the age of 15, Leveille is the youngest ever recruit signing in the history of Thompson Rivers University.

Highlanders Go 6 Points Under FoothillsNorthern Starting XI
This past weekend, Victoria Highlanders FC hosted weekend double-header against Calgary Foothills FC. Both matches were held on absolutely gorgeous days, with everyone enjoying mild weather and sunny skies. Sadly, neither results nor attendance came close to what Highlanders were hoping to see.

From the Pigeon Loft: It’s about the players…AFTN
I couldn’t make it to the Whitecaps match on Saturday. There was a far bigger game being played, one that took all my attention and had much more meaning.

RASA Summer League Update – June 7BC Soccer Web
The latest roundup from the Richmond Adult Soccer Assoc. Summer League.

BC PROVINCIAL MEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Club Inter 2 Aldergrove United 0, May 14, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

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, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

2017 BC Soccer Adult Provincial ChampionshipsBCSA
The Road to Burnaby continues! Complete brackets and results from the weekend’s games in the BC Provincial Cups.

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, 2017BC 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 CampaignTSS 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 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!

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 saleHighlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!

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.

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Canadians blazing trails in women’s soccer Winnipeg Sun
Kadeisha Buchanan became the first Canadian soccer player to hoist that trophy when her Olympique Lyonnais beat French rival Paris Saint-Germain just over a week ago.

Canada Soccer to honour five retiring Women’s National team players & Hall of Fame inductee at match in TorontoCSA
Fans will get a chance to salute five Olympic bronze medal winners at the upcoming Women’s National Team international match in Toronto this Sunday 11 June. The special celebration will honour five players who have all taken their bow from the international game: Rio 2016 star Josée Bélanger and London 2012 heroes Jonelle Filigno, Robyn Gayle, Kaylyn Kyle, and Lauren Sesselmann.

Canada has talent to qualify for 2022 World Cup, new coach saysCBC
Octavio Zambrano makes his debut as national team coach in Montreal on June 13 versus Curacao.

New-look Canada prepares for Gold Cup, Curaçao friendly in MontrealSBI
It will be a different Canadian men’s national team that will walk into the 2017 Gold Cup. A new face in head coach Octavio Zambrano and a younger squad show a shift in the national team, which is training in Laval, on Montreal’s north shore. But before this, Canada will have a rendez-vous with Curaçao at Stade Saputo on June 13.

Canadian star Jessie Fleming balancing soccer and schoolSportsnet
Not only is Canadian women’s soccer team midfielder Jessie Fleming getting ready for a pair of home friendlies with Costa Rica, she’s also having to navigate end-of-term exams at UCLA.

Red Deer-born soccer player is tearing up the field Red Deer Express
Of all the great sports rivalries — the Canadiens and the Bruins, Giants and Jets, Yankees and Mets — the one that exists between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United F.C. (SUFC) in English soccer may be one of the most storied. It was that divide that Red Deer native Caolan Lavery decided to cross this past summer.

We Marched, We Sang, We Celebrated: GRU’s CPL Campaign has Officially Begun!Grand River Union
Members of Grand River Union met at Ethel’s Lounge on May 28th to toast the 2017 season and prepare for supporting KW United in their quest for glory. We had a great turnout, with many new faces who are excited about supporting the local team while helping to push for our own local professional soccer team.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017, 6:30 PM

WFC2 Training Update: Ibini and Adekugbe get extra touchesWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) returned to training on Wednesday at Fortius Field as they prepare for an exciting USL challenge on Saturday. All eyes will be on the ‘Caps match as they travel to face Phoenix Rising FC in Didier Drogba’s debut.

Eddies stun Cosmos with dramatic four-goal second halfFC Edmonton
Three goals in 10 minutes from the Eddies, two red cards to the Cosmos and a NASL debut for goalkeeper Nathan Ingham highlighted what was a chaotic 4-2 win for FC Edmonton in Brooklyn.

Riyadh’s revenge: Cosmos go down to nine men and FCE score four in Saudi Arabia make-up gamethe11.ca
Soccer can sometimes make you sit back and scratch your head. FC Edmonton scored just five goals in its first nine games of the NASL regular season. So, of course the Eddies would score four on the road against the New York Cosmos.

Yallop Appointed General Manager in FresnoUSL
Ray Beshoff, the lead investor for a new professional soccer club in Fresno, Calif. which has applied for membership in the USL, announced on Tuesday the hiring of Frank Yallop as the club’s General Manager.

Last Month With WFC2Eighty-Six Forever
For many people it can be easy to forget about WFC2 as they are based out of Thunderbird stadium which is a bit out of the way, or Macleod Park, which is fine if you live in Langley but for the rest of us it only contributes to the sense of disconnection from the team. Because of this problem we’re launching a monthly report on WFC2 to let you know what the ‘Caps young guns have gotten up to. So here are the games from May (and one game in June).

Reno’s Trifecta Tames TorosUSL
Expansion Reno 1868 FC did something that no other team has been able to do against Rio Grande Valley FC this season – tally multiple goals in a game. Brent Richards’ 77th-minute tally proved to be the winner as 1868 FC earned a 3-2 victory against RGV on Wednesday at Greater Nevada Field. Richards was set up by halftime sub Luis Felipe, who also provided a 66th-minute go-ahead goal.

OCB, Rhinos Play to StalemateUSL
Orlando City B and the Rochester Rhinos traded first-half goals and played to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday at Orlando City Stadium. Both sides are shoulder-to-shoulder in the Eastern Conference standings, but neither could help its cause to make a significant move up. OCB’s Hadji Barry opened the scoring on a strong setup pass from Richie Laryea in the 23rd minute, and Rochester followed two minutes later with Antonio Correia’s first goal.

Sydney FC announce new Westfield W-League CoachW-League
Sydney FC has appointed Ante Juric as its new Westfield W-League Head Coach for the Westfield W-League 2017/18 season.

LA Galaxy invest $1 Million to enhance Girls’ Academy training fields at StubHub CenterLA Galaxy
The LA Galaxy announced today that the club has invested $1 million to renovate Field 7 at StubHub Center, which will be used as the official training fields for the LA Galaxy Girls’ Academy.

The Washington Spirit won’t hold a Pride Night, so its fans are holding one insteadThink Progress
Every team in the National Women’s Soccer League holds a Pride night during the month of June to celebrate the LGBTQ community. Every team, that is, except for the Washington Spirit.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Mexico faces Honduras, Costa Rica takes on PanamaSBI
The fifth matchday in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying is upon us. As the Hex reaches its halfway point, the top of the table looks to extend their lead on automatic qualification, while the cluttered third through sixth place positions try to separate themselves.

Important Two Games for the U.S.Empire of Soccer
The United States men’s national team, after a disastrous start to qualifying that cost Jurgen Klinsmann his job as coach, still has six games ahead in its bid to play in its eighth straight World Cup, next year in Russia.

Mexico can’t overlook Honduras qualifier as grander tasks loomSN
The games that matter start Thursday for Mexico, and Mexico must believe that Thursday matters.

Diego Costa says he isn’t wanted at Chelsea anymoreSportsnet
Diego Costa’s time at Chelsea seems to have come to an end. The Spain striker said Chelsea manager Antonio Conte doesn’t want him playing for the English team next season, so he is on the market for a new club.

CONMEBOL accuses ex-presidents of money launderingFrance 24
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) on Tuesday formally accused two of its ex-presidents of embezzlement, money laundering, forgery and other criminal charges lodged with Paraguayan prosecutors.

Sevilla reaches deal to hire Eduardo Berizzo as coachSportsnet
Spanish club Sevilla says it has reached a deal to hire Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo for the next two seasons. The former Celta Vigo coach will replace countryman Jorge Sampaoli, who left Sevilla to guide Argentina’s national team.

Australia 3 Saudi Arabia 2: Rogic stunner gives hosts huge World Cup boostFour Four Two
Australia defeated Saudi Arabia to move level on points with their opponents and World Cup qualifying Group B leaders Japan.

Liga MX draft transfers: Hurtado heads to Monterrey, Rodriguez to America and all Wednesday’s biggest moves SN
The newly formed players’ union plans to speak out against the day-long process of wheeling and dealing with owners sending players to one corner of Mexico or another without the players or their agents having any say.

U20 WC: England come from behind to reach finalFIFA
England came from behind to beat Italy 3-1 and advance to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 final thanks to second-half strikes from Dominic Solanke and Ademola Lookman.

U20 WC: Penalties send Venezuela into first FIFA final FIFA
Venezuela are into the climax of the FIFA U-20 World Cup as they survived a tight all-South American clash to squeeze through to their first ever FIFA final, beating Uruguay 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

Russian disappointment over weakened German team being sent to Confed CupInside World Football
With Confederation Cup ticket sales slow to take off, Russia’s World Cup chief Alexei Sorokin has bemoaned Germany’s decision to send a weakened squad to the traditional warmup tournament which begins on June 17.

The Bandinis 2017: an utterly exhaustive review of the Serie A seasonThe Guardian
This might have been another year of European heartbreak for Juventus, but domestically it was the same old story. The Bianconeri won Serie A for the sixth consecutive season, and collected their third straight Coppa Italia as well. No team had ever won either trophy so many times in succession. They have made the unprecedented look routine. And yet, this season was not lacking in drama.

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