BC Soccer News, Thursday, May 17, 2018

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MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2, San Jose Earthquakes 2, May 17, 2018BC Soccer Web
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Chances continue to go a-begging as Vancouver Whitecaps drop another two points at home in draw with San JoseAFTN
For the second time in less than a week Vancouver Whitecaps had to come from behind and settle for a draw at home despite having a number of opportunities to get all three points. The Whitecaps had 22 shots, with just two goals to show for them, as once again chances were created but not taken.

Reyna scores first goal of the season in 2-2 draw with QuakesWhitecaps FC
Yordy Reyna scored his first goal of the season and added a helper, while Felipe recorded two assists for the second straight outing – increasing his team-leading tally to five this season. The ‘Caps created a number of chances on the night, outshooting San Jose 22-16, but were forced to settle for a point.

Reyna’s 2-point night helps Whitecaps draw against EarthquakesSportsnet
Head coach Carl Robinson likes his team’s character, he’s just frustrated over how the Vancouver Whitecaps are being forced to show it.

Another Draw that Feels like a LossEighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps hosted San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday evening at BC Place. Despite the opportunity afforded, the Whitecaps were unable to take advantage, with the game ending 2-2. We recap and get your thoughts.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Ball of ConfusionSoccer Shorts
So where we are now is that we have a defensively minded coach who hasn’t been able to effectively organize his defence this season and is now forced to play an attack minded team (he almost certainly doesn’t believe in) in a desperate attempt to salvage something from the wreckage of what has gone before.

Orlando City Can Send a Strong Message Against TorontoThe Maneland
Every team has its ups and downs during a Major League Soccer season. Orlando City SC fans should know it better than anyone as after three winless matches to open 2018, the Lions went on a six-match winning streak, which ended in a painful 2-1 home loss to rival Atlanta United on Sunday.

‘I’D CALL IT URGENCY’: Toronto FC isn’t desperate, but are the playoffs slipping away?Toronto Sun
To make the playoffs, TFC doesn’t need to be as good as it was last year. But it needs to rapidly earn points at a clip typically reserved for the league’s top finishers.

The MLS Eastern Conference Playoff Race will be insaneLast Word on Soccer
At first glance, the Eastern Conference playoff race looks rather pedestrian at the moment. Atlanta United FC has a small lead followed by five teams within four points of each other. The five outsiders are six points adrift of the red line. Despite appearances, the race is and will be much tighter. The reasons revolve around injuries, schedule congestion, and MLS parity.

Major League Soccer Launches Season 3, “The Movement”MLS
Major League Soccer launched today the third season of the digital series “The Movement,”. Hosted by former Houston Dynamo and Chicago Fire forward Calen Carr, the series showcases the growth and impact of soccer and soccer culture in North America by highlighting unique and compelling stories that celebrate the diversity of Major League Soccer.

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Deal close for bringing pro-soccer team to Greater Victoria; would play at WesthillsTimes Colonist
Pro soccer looks to be on its way back to Victoria. Sources say Victoria is set to be awarded a franchise in the new professional Canadian Premier League, which begins play next April.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Women’s A Cup: Surrey United 2, NSGSC Renegades 0BC Soccer Web
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PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT)BC Soccer Web
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PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of ChampionsBC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.

Last ditch drama and Soolsma hat-trick heroics see BCT Rovers Tigers United lift Provincial A CupAFTN
Langley United were seconds away from winning their first ever Provincial Cup at Swangard Stadium on Sunday afternoon. They had one hand and nine and a half fingers wrapped around it. It’s as close as the Fraser Valley Soccer League have come to one of their teams lifting the historic old trophy, but the soccer gods had other ideas.

EDC weathers the storm for over-35 BC Cup title Burnaby Now
It ended just as though scripted. First-time contestants in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League’s Over-35 premier circuit, EDC Burnaby understood the challenges, the possibilities and the route they’d need to take to exit on a successful note.

Slurpee Cup celebrating 40th anniversary this weekendKamloops This Week
More than 3,000 players and team officials are expected to participate.

BCSPL releases updated schedule and list of universities attending the College ID WeekendBCSPL
The EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League is pleased to confirm the final schedule for the 3rd annual BCSPL COLLEGE ID WEEKEND, presented by the Western Canada College ID Camp, on the May 25-27 weekend. BCSPL U16 and U17 boys and girls teams will play games at McArthur Island in Kamloops, providing opportunities for coaches to identify players in a centralized location. New for 2018, the BCSPL has invited our tier 1 neighbours from Alberta to participate, with 10 teams who have confirmed their attendance along with 30 BCSPL teams.

Duncan players share in U12 gold at Cowichan Eagles Soccer TournamentCowichan Valley Citizen
A team that included athletes from Duncan won the U12 division at the Cowichan Eagles 16th Annual Youth Soccer Tournament last weekend.

Workshops in Kamloops to address gender gap in sportsKamloops This Week
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association will host two workshops that will address a growing concern that girls are not participating in sport and physical activity as often or for as long as boys.

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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Radzinski: CanPL “will give hope to any boy who dreams of wanting to play and wanting to compete”the11.ca
Tomasz Radzinski was a teenager when he arrived in Canada, via Germany, from his native Poland. But, when he arrived, he was shattered when he saw no mention of soccer in the sports news.

Behind the Goal: Swope Park Rangers Darrin MacLeod Dreams of a First Team ContractThe Blue Testament
In 2004, a then 10-year-old boy in the southern part of the Ontario providence dreamed of becoming a professional goalkeeper. Fourteen years later, Darrin MacLeod signed his first USL contract.

Canada Soccer releases new red jerseyWaking the Red
Canada Soccer has unveiled a new red jersey, which both the men’s and women’s national teams will wear. They’ve gone for a simple, bright look, with some white trim on the shoulders. The shirt also appears to have subtle maple leaves printed on the chest (not too unlike Toronto FC’s 2013/14 home shirt).

Comparing the new Canada jersey to the greatest Canada jersey of all timethe11.ca
I am pretty sure, judging by how kit news makes soccer supporters slightly bonkers, that all of us are secretly huge fashion fans, in a way that other sports fans can’t understand.

Lawn’s Brent Hennebury commits to Sea-Hawks men’s soccer team The Telegram
The province’s top male junior soccer player from a couple of years ago will be joining the Memorial Sea-Hawks this fall. Burin Peninsula standout Brent Hennebury has committed to coach Jake Stanford’s men’s team for the 2018-19 AUS season.

Corner Brook men’s soccer teams hoping weather will be fine for Kick-Off CupThe Beacon
Pat Fewer hopes he doesn’t have to clean snow off Wellington soccer pitch during the May 24 weekend. He wants to see sunny skies and warm temperatures because the May 24 weekend means it’s time to get a kick to the men’s soccer season in this neck of the woods.

Montreal sports tech firm sets up shop in KitchenerGlobal
A Montreal-based sports analytics company has opened shop in downtown Kitchener and the company says it’s hoping to take advantage of the highly-skilled talent pool in the tech sector. Sportlogiq is now turning its attention to soccer. It raised $5 million and has agreements with clubs in the MLS, Premier League and across Europe.

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Foxes Advance in Open Cup After Extra TimeUSL
Fresno FC scored twice in extra time to earn a 2-0 victory against Orange County FC on Wednesday night in the Second Round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Lamonica Stadium as goals by Terran Campbell and Renato Bustamante sent the Foxes into the next round.

‘Caps prospect Terran Campbell leads Fresno to third round of U.S. Open CupWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC prospect Terran Campbell scored an extra time goal for Fresno FC on Wednesday in a 2-0 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup win over Orange County FC.

Republic FC Pulls Away in Open Cup WinUSL
Bijev has hand in second-half goals for 3-1 victory against PDL’s San Francisco City FC.

U.S. Open Cup wrap: “Cupsets” dot second round slateNBC Sports
There were “Cupsets” in several locations during the early matches of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup’s second round on Wednesday.


WSL 1 week 17 review: Chelsea wrap up title with a game to spareVavel
Race for second to go down to the wire as Chelsea wrap up the title.

Orlando Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris: Club should be winning gamesPro Soccer USA
The Orlando Pride have done some impressive things during their five-match unbeaten streak.

Teenage phenom Ellie Carpenter taking game to next level with Portland ThornsOregon Live
Ellie Carpenter is barely 18, but she has already made some incredible sacrifices for her soccer career.

Up Close: Chicago Red Stars midfielder Nikki StantonThe Equalizer
As a newcomer to the Chicago area, Red Stars midfielder Nikki Stanton is finding her role with a new team, in a new city. After five NWSL seasons in New Jersey, she felt both prepared and excited for the new adventure. We talked about her journey to today–about the grit and determination it took for her to push her way to a professional roster spot, about the way playing in Australia holds a special place in her heart, and about what she sees that needs to be done to continue to elevate the NWSL.

The NWSL Podium: Top Performances in Week 7Backline Soccer
There were six matches played in Week 7, including two mid-week matches on Wednesday and four matches on Saturday.

The Week in Women’s Football: Liga MX Femenil final; ICC introduces new club competition; Portland to host NWSL finalTribal Football
This week, we review the Mexican Women’s League Closing Championship Final, which saw a global attendance record for a women’s club match, and a final worthy of legendary status. We also discuss the International Champions Cup adding a women’s club tournament for this summer in the U.S. The NWSL has also announced that the Portland Thorns will host the 2018 NWSL Final in September.

Women’s Football has a Bright Future in ThailandChiang Rai Times
One of Asia’s pioneers in the women’s game, Thailand stormed to the final of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup four times.

WSL 2 week 17 review: Belles scoop titleVavel
Watford pick up first win as Belles pick up honours.

Jarrett aims to up fitness after Waves winIrish WNL
Rianna Jarrett’s goal midway through the second half settled a hard-fought game at Jackson Park on Sunday afternoon as Wexford Youths edged out UCD Waves.

VIDEO: From cancer diagnosis to PFA Team of the Year in five monthsBBC Sport
German goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger has had a remarkable season – she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in November, and five months later named in the PFA Team of the Year.

Women in Football’s #WhatIf campaign is already changing the landscape for womenIrish Independent
Women in Football’s #WhatIf campaign is already attracting big pledges from corporations and individuals looking to make a positive impact on the landscape of football for women and girls.

Emma Hayes: Chelsea Ladies manager gives birth to boyBBC Sport
Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes has given birth to a baby boy.

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Griezmann scores twice as Atletico Madrid wins Europa League finalEdmonton Sun
Striker Antoine Griezmann punished sloppy Marseille with two expertly-taken goals as Atletico Madrid won the Europa League for the third time with a resounding 3-0 victory in Wednesday’s final.

Griezmann declines to talk about his future at AtleticoSportsnet
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone spoke with an air of resignation when asked if the club can stop Antoine Griezmann from leaving.

Buffon to leave Juventus, not retiring just yetNBC Sports
Legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to put on the Juventus shirt one final time this Saturday. But it may not be the last time he plays pro soccer.

Pep Guardiola signs two-year Manchester City contract extensionThe Guardian
Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension at Manchester City, taking him to the end of the 2020-21 season.

Nantes confirms coach Claudio Ranieri’s departureSportsnet
Nantes coach Claudio Ranieri is leaving the French club at the end of the season.

West Ham ready to approach Newcastle for Rafael BenítezThe Guardian
West Ham are ready to make a formal approach for Rafael Benítez and are giving serious consideration to triggering the £6m release clause in the Newcastle United manager’s contract.

Bengaluru FC delivered when it mattered in AFC CupYahoo Sports
After playing more than 30 matches, Bengaluru FC concluded their 2017-18 football season in style with a 4-0 victory against Abahani Dhaka in their final AFC Cup 2018 group game.

Klinsmann explains how U.S. Soccer made a mistakeUSA Today
Yes, Klinsmann believes the U.S. would be in the upcoming World Cup if he hadn’t been fired: “The team was on track. We would have swallowed the early defeats and moved on and get the job done.”

Ligue 1’s St Etienne enters takeover talks with US venture capitalists PEAK6Inside World Football
US investment fund PEAK6, a minority owner of Serie A’s Roma that also holds a 25% stake in Premier League Bournemouth, is taking aim at another of Europe’s Big 5 leagues having entered into exclusive takeover talks with French Ligue 1 club Saint-Etienne.

FIFA plans for a different soccer worldUS Soccer Players
The soccer news starts with a problem for how the sport is covered on both sides of the Atlantic. The daily churn of what passes for news can downplay major issues for the sport. Right now, that issue is the countdown not for the decision on who will host the 2026 World Cup or even the start of this summer’s World Cup itself. Instead, it’s FIFA trying to push through plans to revamp the Club World Cup, start a Global Nations League, and sell stakes to both to a third-party.

Jlloyd Samuel: Family pay tribute after former footballer dies in car crashBBC Sport
The family of Jlloyd Samuel have paid tribute to the former Aston Villa and Bolton defender after his death in a car crash.

Premier League clubs earned combined $3.2 billionNBC Sports
Premier League clubs raked in the cash during the 2017-2018 season as television revenues continue to grow.

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward’s boots become museum exhibitBBC Sport
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will be honoured with his own exhibit in the British Museum’s Egyptian collection.

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