VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
MLS MATCHDAY #33
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017, 4:30 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN 1 RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN GO
Kansas City loss means Caps could clinch first at home on Sunday – The Province
The Whitecaps can clinch first place with a win Sunday at BC Place against the visiting San Jose Earthquakes. (They close the season a week later in Portland, a game which could mean everything — or nothing.)
VIDEO: Big man, big goals: Watch all 10 of Kendall Waston’s goals with Whitecaps FC – Whitecaps FC
Watch all 10 of Kendall Waston’s goals with Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Kaka to leave Orlando City at the end of the season – SBI
Orlando City midfielder Kaka will not renew his contract with the team at the end of this season.
Kaká Leaves Lasting Impact on Soccer In Orlando – Orlando City SC
Orlando City’s match against the Columbus Crew on Sunday will mark the final MLS match that Kaká will suit up in purple. After three years in the City Beautiful, the Lions captain will move on to the next chapter in his life.
Houston Dynamo take down Sporting KC in “must-win” game – MLS
With the US national team’s recent disappointing performance in the Hex, Houston Dynamo head coach and former USMNT youth coach Wilmer Cabrera relayed a message to his team before Houston’s 2-1 victory over Sporting KC. The message was clear.
TFC notebook: Giovinco expected to return vs. Montreal – Sportsnet
Toronto FC was back in training on Wednesday ahead of its home game against the Montreal Impact this weekend.
Impact left floundering as Toronto FC reign – TSN
The Supporters’ Shield-winning TFC has possessed an undeniable swagger about them on the pitch this season, one that is amped up by the best support in the league. Those supporters were severely tested through an extended lean period in Toronto, but remained cheek by jowl with their club. That loyalty was finally rewarded with TFC’s first playoff appearance just two seasons ago.
Roman Torres among MLS players booking World Cup spots – Washington Post
It was two very different nights for a pair of Seattle Sounders teammates. While Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national team were stunned by the 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago that knocked them out of a spot in next year’s World Cup, Roman Torres celebrated on the field with Panama.
Video replay in MLS met with VARiable success – MLS Multiplex
When video assistant refereeing was implemented in Major League Soccer back in August, it was meant to provide a way for officials to ensure making the correct call in what was referred to as “high-leverage” situation.
BC SOCCER NEWS
‘Birds look for home playoff berth entering season’s final stretch – UBC
The No. 7 UBC Thunderbirds (7-3-1) are entering the home stretch of the regular season with their final two games on home turf this Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14 against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack (4-2-5) and the UBC Okanagan Heat (5-3-3).
SOCCER WEEKEND PREVIEW: Cascades women face Sask schools at home, men hit the road to face T-Wolves – UFV
It’s the stretch drive of the Canada West soccer season, and the University of the Fraser Valley men’s and women’s teams have huge games this weekend as they jockey for playoff position.
WSOC PREVIEW: No. 6 Vikes face tough competition on Albertan road trip – UVic
The UVic Vikes women’s soccer team has no time to rest on their laurels as the team riding a seven match unbeaten streak travels to Alberta for a pair of games against potential playoff opponents.
MSOC PREVIEW: Last home games of the season ahead as Vikes continue playoff push – UVic
The ninth and final home game of the 2017-18 UVic Vikes men’s soccer team schedule will be played this weekend at Centennial Stadium as the Vikes remain locked in an incredibly tight race for a spot in the Canada West playoffs.
BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book Recommendations – BC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.
PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in Review – BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.
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.
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, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
Becoming a BC Soccer Referee – BCSA
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!
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
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.
Introducing BC Soccer Web Syndication – BC 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.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
VIDEO: Canada MNT Coach Octavio Zambrano on 2017, the Canadian Premier League, and the road ahead – Prost Amerika
After Sunday’s 2-1 loss to El Salvador Canada Men’s National Team coach Octavio Zambrano spoke with reporters about his sides 2017 campaign, the Canadian Premier League, and what are some of their goals for 2018 and beyond.
Wanderers stadium might not be game-ready until 2019 – The Coast
Three-year agreement with HRM for temporary facility is still being finalized, and dependent on the Canadian Premier League’s unknown launch date.
OUA women’s soccer: Tough opening half sees McMaster sunk 3-0 in Guelph – Hamilton Spectator
Marauders now sit 2 points out of final OUA West playoff spot with 3 matches to play.
Concordia Women’s Soccer: Mid-Season Review – The Link
Impressive Stingers Look to Solidify Playoff Spot.
OUA men’s soccer: Monteiro and Stoyanov propel McMaster past Guelph 2-1 – Hamilton Spectator
Unfazed by an early goal against, the Marauders struck twice in retaliation within the first half Wednesday, sweeping the season series against the OUA’s defending champions, the Guelph Gryphons, with a 2-1 road victory.
Yukon soccer clubs represent on the national stage – Whitehorse Daily Star
Three teams represented the Yukon in the Canadian soccer club championships over Thanksgiving weekend. The Yukon Selects FC U15 boy’s, U15 girl’s and men’s teams played in the national championships, the most teams representing Yukon at the event.
Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 November – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.
WFC2, USL, NASL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
WFC2 vs. ORANGE COUNTY SC
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017, 7:00 PM
THUNDERBIRD STADIUM, VANCOUVER, BC
Rangers Come Back Against S2 – USL
Second-half goals lead Swope Park to victory and home playoff match.
San Antonio Edges Out T2 – USL
Guzman records goal, assist in 2-1 victory against Portland.
Las Vegas Lights FC owner ‘ecstatic’ to become Cashman’s primary tenant in 2018 – LV Review-Journal
Now that the Las Vegas 51s will be moving to a new ballpark in Summerlin, likely after the 2018 season, the owner of the expansion United Soccer League team Las Vegas Lights FC will soon be in charge of the sole tenant of Cashman Field.
Phoenix Rising FC Acquires FC Tucson – Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC announced the acquisition of Premier Development League (PDL) side FC Tucson. Phoenix Rising FC will run the operations of the club effective immediately.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
UWCL: Chelsea hold on, Lyon and Wolfsburg cruise – UEFA
Chelsea edged out Bayern München, free-scoring Lyon and Wolfsburg completed round of 32 victories while Anja Mittag and the two Prague sides made competition history.
NWSL Final: Thorns vs. Courage – Portland Tribune
This will the third playoff match between the franchises. In 2013, Portland won the first NWSL championship game by beating the Flash on their home field thanks to a Tobin Heath free kick. In the semifinals last season, Western New York beat Portland 4-3 in overtime at Providence Park.
Andi Sullivan to return to USWNT for matches against South Korea – The Equalizer
Andi Sullivan has been called in to the United States national team for the first time since tearing her ACL last November.
Meet Esther Staubli: 1st female referee to officiate in U-17 World Cup – The Statesman
Esther Staubli of Switzerland will become first ever female referee to officiate a FIFA U-17 World Cup match when Japan take on New Caledonia in a Group E match in Kolkata on Saturday.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Falcao sparks match-fixing storm after discussing draw during Colombia clash with Peru – SN
Radamel Falcao has sparked World Cup controversy after admitting to discussing playing for a draw during Colombia’s qualifying clash with Peru.
When is a deal not a deal? Colombia and Peru deny pact despite slow finish to 2018 qualifier – Inside World Football
Players from Colombia and Peru have denied they deliberately colluded to make sure both had a chance of qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
Man United’s attacking ambition under scrutiny at Anfield – Metro
Exploiting a kind early season schedule, Manchester United has showed attacking flair under Jose Mourinho by scoring four goals in six of its 11 games. It’s time to find out if that positive approach is here to stay now the fixtures are stiffening for the team.
Lyon’s Lopes: ‘We need points urgently’ – Ligue 1
Olympique Lyonnais are desperate to slow AS Monaco’s title defence on Friday and kickstart their own season, says OL goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.
Gordon Strachan leaves Scotland manager’s job after qualifying failure – ESPN FC
Scotland missed out on a place in the playoffs when their dramatic 2-2 draw in Slovenia on Sunday, combined with a win for Slovakia, meant the latter clinched runners-up spot in Group F.
Pizzi quits as Chile coach after World Cup elimination – Sportsnet
Juan Antonio Pizzi will not be looking for a new contract as Chile coach after the Copa America champions failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
Will missing out on the World Cup kill US soccer … or save it? – The Guardian
The US will remain an influential country regardless of how its men perform, but how can the Americans graduate from hosting elites to joining them?
U.S. Soccer needed a good shakeup; now it has half a decade to reflect and reform – Yahoo Sports
On the morning after, it’s hard to peer through the dust and fog and see a clear picture of what’s ahead. Picking through the still-smoldering wreckage of the United States men’s national team’s failed qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup following an unimaginable 2-1 loss in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, there are many questions and hardly any answers.
Soccer revolution begins at the bottom — take control back from the soccer industrial complex – Soccer America
The reality is that the soccer many kids grow up playing in this country has nothing to do with the soccer played in most other countries. Kids don’t play on their own or with friends, let alone play in the streets, and few parents know enough about the game to work with them.
World Cup bribery case opened against PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi – ESPN FC
Swiss federal prosecutors have announced a criminal case for suspected bribery linked to World Cup broadcast rights against Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Which countries can still qualify for the World Cup? – NBC Sports
With all the drama that occurred on Tuesday night, it’s a bit hard to believe that World Cup qualifying isn’t over yet.
Chinese Super League: Administrators bring in foreign referees – BBC Sport
Foreign referees will officiate select Chinese Super League games this weekend in response to recent controversies.
Barcelona forecasting revenue over $1 billion this year – Sportsnet
Barcelona says it expects to generate more than $1 billion for the first time this season and become club soccer’s biggest moneymaker.
Football is a whole new ball game when players have home comforts – The Guardian
Part of the reason we love this sport is because it’s played by people with emotions who aren’t immune to being affected by external influences – and that’s why home advantage is exactly that.
FA Cup: TV commentator Martin Tyler eyeing first round with Hampton & Richmond – BBC Sport
Millions of football fans know Martin Tyler’s voice. But by 16:50 BST on Saturday, the legendary television commentator could find himself in the first round of the FA Cup in a much different capacity. That’s because the 72-year-old, who has spent years describing countless Premier League matches for Sky Sports, as well as World Cup, European Championship and Champions League finals for a variety of other broadcasters, is first-team coach at Hampton & Richmond Borough.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca