BC Soccer News, Thursday, May 31, 2018



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Episode 272 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Quick On The Draw – Colorado v Vancouver Preview Show) AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps are only two more draws away from equaling the MLS record of six straight games sharing the points. Three more and they set a new record. Come on boys, you can do it. Let’s go out there and make some history!

Comeback ‘Caps face Colorado Friday night on TSNWhitecaps FC
After a wild month of May, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4W-5L-5D) visit Colorado Rapids (2W-7L-2D) on Friday in their penultimate match before the World Cup break.

Colorado Rapids vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Preview | May 31, 2018Colorado Rapids
After rallying to score the late equalizer for a second consecutive game, Vancouver Whitecaps FC are looking to buck the trend of four straight draws when they head to DICK’S Sporting Goods Park to meet a reeling Colorado Rapids team that has dropped six straight following a 3-2 home defeat to the Portland Timbers.

Whitecaps and Rapids, teams in turmoil, look for Friday reboot at Mile HighEdmonton Journal
We’ve heard this all before. “We’re doing well in parts of the game, but mistakes are costing us. We’re gifting games at home at the moment. Teams aren’t coming here and earning it. We have to be more ruthless in front of goal, as well. We’re creating chances, but we don’t look that positive when we get around the box. We need to be a bit sharper. We have spells in the game, but we’re not consistent over the 90 minutes.”

Lots of pressing questions loom over under-whelming WhitecapsSportsnet
Every Thursday/Friday, Sportsnet.ca will chat with Sportsnet 650 radio commentator Dan Riccio about the big stories and issues surrounding the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Galaxy left frustrated after poor defensive performance at homeSBI
The LA Galaxy appeared to be trending upward, but any momentum they created over the last two games came to a crashing halt Wednesday in a 3-2 home defeat to FC Dallas.

Atlanta frustrated by RevsProst Amerika
The New England Revolution were able to frustrate the Atlanta United attack a clawed out a 1-1 draw in front of an announced crowd of 10,547 that felt like a lot less. Atlanta failed to pick-up a win on the road for the first time since their opening day loss to Houston, breaking a four game winning streak.

Tactical adjustments pay off for Philadelphia Union in Chicago Fire matchPro Soccer USA
Here are the three things we learned from the Philadelphia Union’s 3-1 victory over the Chicago Fire.

Beckerman reluctant to be supersub, but move paid off in Real Salt Lake winMLS
Kyle Beckerman started Real Salt Lake’s regular season game against the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday from an unfamiliar vantage point.

Toronto FC begin make-or-break stretch against Columbus Crew SCMLS
The next two months will be crucial for the defending MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield Champions.

Toronto FC receive a reminder of what they’re playing forTip of the Tower
Earlier this week, Toronto FC took some time away from their struggles in the league, to receive their championship rings.

Breaking down Toronto FC’s path back to the playoffsWaking the Red
What exactly do the Reds need to do in the second two thirds of the season?

Houston Dynamo sign defender Conor Donovan from RGV FCHouston Dynamo
The Houston Dynamo have signed defender Conor Donovan from Rio Grande Valley FC in the United Soccer League (USL), the club announced today.

Garber: Detroit’s stadium switch set back their expansion bidSBI
Detroit’s bid was once favored by the league, but their efforts were thwarted when they switched up their stadium plan from an abandoned jail site in downtown to a retrofitted Ford Field, the home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions.

Q&A: Greg Vanney taking hands-off approach with twins in TFC AcademySportsnet
Vanney’s 10-year-old twin sons, Mason (a defender and midfielder) and Dylan (a forward), are members of the TFC Academy, and currently play for the under-12 team. They’ve come up through Toronto’s youth system rather quickly, having played for the under-11 team last year, and the under-10 team the year before that.

Independent Panel rescinds suspension for Chicago midfielder Mo AdamsMLS
Chicago Fire midfielder Mo Adams has had his red-card suspension rescinded and will available for the Fire’s Wednesday night clash against the Philadelphia Union.

National Soccer Hall of Fame announces 2018 induction classMLS
On Thursday morning the National Soccer Hall of Fame began unveiling its 2018 induction class, ahead of this year’s Hall of Fame Weekend at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, set for Oct. 20.

MLS commissioner Garber finally gets his Soccer Hall of Fame nodSportsnet
Major League Soccer’s commissioner was originally inducted back in 2016 but put it off so he could be enshrined in an MLS Stadium. The ceremony is set for Oct. 20 at the new Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

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The scoop on the groups! What happened Wednesday and how Thursday shapes up at the 2018 BC girls AAA soccer tourneyVarsity Letters
How do we know when its been a vintage opening day each year at the B.C.senior girls AAA soccer championships? The truest measure is to determine how much, after that swath of 16 contested games among the 16-team field is complete, has actually been determined in terms of simplifying the plotlines heading into Friday’s pool-game finales. And in this scribe’s eyes, the more confusing, the better.

SFU women’s soccer invites players to College Prep CampSFU
The Simon Fraser University women’s soccer program is pleased to invite high performing female soccer players to the 2018 College Prep Camp hosted on Terry Fox Field atop Burnaby Mountain.

UNBC men’s soccer team adds goalie to the foldPrince George Citizen
At six-foot-two, 180 pounds, goalie Daniel Zadravec is bigger than most, and the latest recruit of the UNBC Timberwolves has proven adept at getting his lanky limbs in the way of soccer balls playing club soccer in Victoria for the Vancouver Island Wave and with his Reynolds secondary school team.

Penticton Pinnacles women’s U18 soccer take down KamloopsPenticton Western News
The Penticton Pinnacles U18 team have done something no other team has done this season — beat Kamloops.

KYSA round-up to May 27, 2018Kamloops This Week
Ava Trotta set the tone with two first-half goals and the under-13 Kamloops Blaze Blue girls doubled hometown Revelstoke 4-2 on Sunday.

How coaches are adapting methods to teaching girls in sports and why it’s necessaryInfonews
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association held a gender gap training workshop for coaches and sports administrators in Kamloops this past weekend to talk about how coaches can better train young girls in sports.

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 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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Atiba Hutchinson: the story of Beşiktaş’ Canadian idol and his journey to the topThese Football Times
Canada are 95th in the FIFA world rankings and have not qualified for a World Cup since 1986. However, a Canadian midfielder has captained Beşiktaş to consecutive Turkish Süper Lig titles and guided the club to the knockout stage of the Champions League for the first time. They’re not insignificant feats.

Herdman sees Toulon as golden opportunity for Canada’s prospectsSportsnet
The shadows from some of soccer’s greatest players loom large over the Festival International Espoirs.

Canada Soccer’s Joe Fletcher prepares for 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaCSA
In the four years since receiving his first appointment to a FIFA World Cup, Canada Soccer Assistant Referee Joe Fletcher has been busy. Fletcher, who was appointed to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, returns to the competition after a successful cycle that included appointments to the 2014 MLS Cup Final, 2015 Concacaf Olympic Qualifiers, 2016 Copa America, 2016 MLS Cup Final, 2017 Concacaf Champions League Final and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Calgary Foothills WFC sign Canadian International Stephanie LabbéNorthern Starting XI
On the eve of their home opener, Calgary Foothills WFC of the United Women’s Soccer (UWS) league have announced the signing of Canadian International Stephanie Labbé.

First COSSA girls soccer title in 50 years for GriffinsPeterborough Examiner
History was made by the Thomas A. Stewart Griffins Secondary School senior girls soccer team on Wednesday. The Griffins won the school its first COSSA girls soccer title in its 50 years after finishing as runner-up three straight years. They edged the Cobourg Collegiate Wolves 2-1 in the COSSA AAA final at Eastgate Memorial Park earning a trip to OFSAA next Thursday to Saturday in Windsor.

Crooks, Morton named to Canada Soccer Board of DirectorsCSA
Canada Soccer have confirmed two appointments to the Association’s Board of Directors through vacant positions: Charmaine Crooks (by reappointment) and Bernie Morton. Both have been appointed for three-year terms through 2021.

Junior Lab Cup in Happy Valley-Goose Bay saw teams from across LabradorThe Aurora
What an action-packed weekend of soccer played at the EJ Broomfield Arena with teams from Goose Bay, Churchill Falls and Lab City competing in the 7th annual Guardian Hamilton Drugs Junior Labrador Soccer Cup for under 10s, under 12s and under 15s in both boys and girls divisions.

Time GentlemenAFTN
It was a long dance getting there. Rumours abounded and excitement built. Then finally, just over a year ago now, the Canadian Premier League was made official. May 6, 2017 was the official founding date, then a lot of silence followed before the nuggets of news eagerly anticipated by a nation devoid of a national league for many a year started to trickle out into the stratosphere.

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Fury wraps up a mighty May with big win over TFC IIOttawa Sun
The Ottawa Fury has a new appreciation about why it has been dubbed the Merry, Merry month of May.

Phoenix Strikes Early, Downs Saint LouisUSL
Cortez, Asante lead way in 3-1 victory to break two-game losing streak.

Late Dramatics Leave Indy, Battery LevelUSL
Stoppage-time goals for either side result in thrilling 3-3 draw.

Nashville, Allen End Hounds’ RunUSL
Second-half goal sees NSC break Pittsburgh’s undefeated start to season.

Louisville City FC Secures TIF Financing for Stadium ProjectLouisville City FC
Louisville City Football Club can today announce that the club has acquired $21.7 million in tax increment financing for the team’s Butchertown stadium development site, set to begin construction in August.


Courage remain unbeaten with 4-1 win over PortlandWRAL Sportsfan
The North Carolina Courage (9W-0L-2D) downed Portland Thorns FC 4-1 at Providence Park tonight, earning their fourth win in a row and eleventh game unbeaten in 2018. A Lynn Williams brace highlighted the evening, and goals from Debinha and Samantha Mewis added to the four-goal total.

International Champions Cup women’s tournament eyes expansion to 16 teamsPhilly.com
As the International Champions Cup prepares to debut a four-team women’s tournament this summer, the soccer spectacle’s organizers are already planning to make it even bigger.

Manchester City Women sign young player of the year Lauren HempSky Sports
Manchester City Women have signed PFA Young Player of the Year Lauren Hemp from Bristol City.

Coverage of Professional Women’s Sports versus Men’sSeattle Spectator
When looking through popular sports app ESPN, the “Top Headlines” section of the page is centered around male sports. Women’s professional sports teams such as Seattle Reign and Seattle Storm will most likely not be found in these sections.

Sunderland AFC Ladies’ WSL snub set to be raised in ParliamentSunderland Echo
The plight of Sunderland AFC Ladies will be taken to Parliament as Black Cats-supporting MPs battle to back its future.

Jaelene Hinkle said she didn’t join USWNT due to LGBTQ jerseySN
Jaelene Hinkle revealed the commemorative jersey honoring LGBTQ Pride Month the U.S. Women’s National Team wore last year was the reason she did not join the team when she was called up. The North Carolina Courage defender said she felt “conflicted” and ultimately decided to remain with the National Women’s Soccer League.

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Zidane quits as Real Madrid coach after winning third straight Champions League titleThe Star
At least as a coach, Zinedine Zidane is going out on top. After ending his playing career by headbutting an opponent in the 2006 World Cup final, Zidane is closing out his stint with Real Madrid with the fresh image of him lifting the Champions League trophy.

Zidane leaves Real Madrid: how much did he achieve?UEFA
Zinédine Zidane has stepped down as Real Madrid coach, days after the club’s historic triumph in Kyiv.

Zidane successor at Madrid: Pochettino and Wenger lead the contendersESPN
Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid on Thursday afternoon and aside from the indelible mark he left on their trophy cabinet, he also showed them what sort of boss is needed to succeed at such a difficult, high profile club.

Chelsea halts stadium plans over cash problemsSportsnet
The announcement comes amid ongoing issues surrounding the status of Russian owner Roman Abramovich, whose British visa was not renewed.

Frank Lampard named Derby County managerNBC Sports
Frank Lampard has taken his first managerial job with the Chelsea and England legend signing a three-year deal as Derby County’s new boss.

Marco Silva: New Everton boss seeks ‘great connection’ between players and fansBBC Sport
New Everton boss Marco Silva hopes to build a “great connection” between the players and fans after being confirmed as Toffees boss on a three-year deal.

Russia slumps to 1-0 defeat in Austria for 3rd straight lossNBC Sports
World Cup host Russia slumped to a 1-0 defeat in a friendly against Austria on Wednesday, extending its winless streak to six matches.

For Brazil’s Thiago Silva, World Cup in Russia laden with emotionsThe Star
When Thiago Silva moved to Russia more than a decade ago, tuberculosis nearly derailed his career.

Talking Tactics – How will Serbia line up under Mladen Krstajić at the World Cup?Futbolgrad
It’s been long eight years since Serbia last appeared at a World Cup. In football terms, such a period would be considered an eternity. In all essence, it was perceived as such by the vast majority of the football loving community in this Balkan country.

Nishino announces provisional Japan squadFIFA
Newly-appointed head coach Akira Nishino announced his 23-man provisional Japan squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at a press conference in Tokyo.

Swiss federal judge clears Peru captain to play at World CupSportsnet
In a career-defining legal victory ahead of the World Cup, Peru captain Paolo Guerrero was cleared Thursday to play at the tournament in Russia by a Swiss supreme court judge despite a doping ban.

FIFA drops Saudi referee from World Cup after fixing banNBC Sports
FIFA has dropped referee Fahad Al Mirdasi from the World Cup after he was banned from football for life in Saudi Arabia over match fixing.

Shots and possession are key ingredients for Europe’s winning teams, show statsInside World Football
A ‘production index’ developed by the CIES Football Observatory using InStat data shows that the top teams in the Big 5 European leagues all have similar performance data characteristics that correlate to their league positions.

Cordeiro’s first 100 days: What has U.S. Soccer’s new president been up to?Yahoo Sports
It makes sense that Carlos Cordeiro’s 100th day as the president of U.S. Soccer quietly came and went last week. The 62-year-old has kept a relatively low profile in the three-plus months since he won the most contentious election in the federation’s history, but that’s not to say he’s been easing into the job.

Conifa World Cup set for London kick off with passion, pride and Green CardsInside World Football
For the likes of Northern Cyprus, Tibet, Matabeleland and 13 other independence-seeking regions, self-declared republics, indigenous communities and breakaway diasporas, the only thing that matters is trying to become Conifa World Football Cup champions on June 9.

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