BC Soccer News, Thursday, May 14, 2015


Whitecaps FC play to 1-1 draw with FC Edmonton in first leg of Amway Canadian Championship semi Whitecaps FC
A young Vancouver Whitecaps FC side battled back to earn a 1:1 draw with FC Edmonton on Wednesday night in the first leg of the 2015 Amway Canadian Championship semifinal at BC Place.

Gut check in Vancouver: “What a performance” by the Eddies, says Miller the11.ca
The Eddies will now head back to the Alberta capital knowing that they have a real chance to knock off the Whitecaps when they play the second leg of their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal next Wednesday.

Caps vs Eddies: Match ReportEighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps were not at their best against FC Edmonton, leaving everything to play for at Clarke Stadium next Wednesday.

Koffie makes up for early mistake in 1-1 draw 24 Hours
Koffie was at fault when FC Edmonton grabbed a 1-0 lead moments from kickoff of the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semifinal, an edge that stood for more than 80 minutes. But the veteran midfielder netted an equalizer in the closing stages of the match for a 1-1 final.

Whitecaps salvage draw in 1st leg vs. Edmonton- Sportsnet
The Vancouver Whitecaps found a late equalizer on Wednesday night to claim a 1-1 draw against the visiting FC Edmonton at BC Place in the first leg of their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal.

Our History: ‘Caps versus EddiesFC Edmonton
Wednesday’s 2015 Amway Canadian Championship semifinal between FC Edmonton and Vancouver Whitecaps FC marks the third meeting between the two clubs in the annual competition’s semifinal round. The ‘Caps have never lost to the Eddies in the previous two meetings.

Stars shine as TFC exits Canadian Championship with victoryGoal
TFC delivered a home win Wednesday night against the team’s biggest rival, powered by stellar performances by all three designated players, and lots of goals. Yet, It felt like a loss.

Match report: Impact qualifies for the Canadian Championship finalsMontreal Impact
An 84th minute goal by winger Dominic Oduro, Wednesday night at BMO Field, qualified the Montreal Impact for the Amway Canadian Championship finals.

Impact eliminate Toronto FC from Canadian ChampionshipRed Nation Online
With Toronto looking like they were cruising, the Impact stunned the crowd by once again taking advantage of some slack defending by the Reds that allowed Dominic Oduro to head in a fine cross from Eric Miller.

Toronto FC eliminated from Amway Canadian Championship despite 3:2 winCanada Soccer
Toronto FC defeated the Montreal Impact 3:2 in the Amway Canadian Championship semifinal second leg on Wednesday, but lost the series in a game that featured plenty of goals and late drama courtesy of Dominic Oduro.


DC United lavish praise on “classy, smooth” matchwinner Chris RolfeMLS
The way D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen talks about Chris Rolfe, you’d think he was describing a bottle of fine wine. Refined. Classy. Balanced. Smooth.

USL: League announces intention to house all 24 teams in soccer-specific stadiums by 2020MLS
“A critical part of our strategic growth plan is to have all USL clubs as owners or primary tenants of soccer-specific stadiums by 2020,” USL president Jake Edwards said in a release.

BC Soccer

VMSL Soccer: Vancouver’s Inter ‘battles and battles’ but falls shortVancouver Courier
Coach decries referee interference in metro men’s B.C. Cup final

WolfPack Men’s Soccer Solidifies Backfield Thompson Rivers Univ.
Finding a left footed left back or midfield is a rare commodity in soccer. To find one who is talented enough to play at the highest level of Canadian University soccer is even rarer.Head coach John Antulov has signed Parker Denton of Coquitlam, BC (Dr. Charles Best Secondary) to a letter of intent.

Call out to 50-plus soccer players Prince George Citizen
On Tuesday night, the guys in the NCSSL’s first-ever 50-plus division will gather for their first games, Terry Carter’s first on an outdoor field since calling it quits in 2010. He’s remained active playing the indoor game on Sundays at the Northern Sport Centre but it’s not the same as digging his cleats into some real grass.

Rogers takes a stroll down memory laneDelta Optimist
They had heard the wonderful stories. Now a group of longtime Tsawwassen Soccer Club executive and coaches got a chance to get an up close look at what Mark Rogers experienced during his professional career in England.

Pooch remains cause concern in Terrace, B.C.Terrace Standard
The Terrace Youth Soccer Association (TYSA) is asking that those using Christy Park as a dog run remember to clean up after their pups.



Fifa president Sepp Blatter avoiding US travel, says ESPN documentary – The Guardian
Fifa’s president, Sepp Blatter, has refused to set foot in the US for almost four years due to a continuing investigation by the FBI, according to a major new ESPN documentary.

Juventus reach first CL final since 2003 BBC Sport
Juventus will meet Barcelona in the Champions League final after Alvaro Morata scored against his former club to knock holders Real Madrid out.

Brad Friedel: Tottenham keeper to retire at end of seasonBBC Sport
If the American plays in either of Spurs’ last two league games this season he will become the oldest player in Premier League history.

La Liga strike called off: Barcelona can now win titleBBC Sport
The Spanish football season will be allowed to finish after the week-long Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) suspension and players’ strike were lifted by Spain’s national court.

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