BC Soccer News, Thursday, October 13, 2016


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016, 2:00 PM



Whitecaps goalie Richey fighting his way to the topThe Province
Spencer Richey is proving in Vancouver that he’ll contend for an MLS roster spot behind David Ousted in 2017. Aside from his work in goal for the USL team, Richey has made the most of his first team opportunities.

A Young Liberian Makes His Name in Major League SoccerThe Bush Chicken
Liberian-Canadian Alphonso Davies is experiencing top flight football with a Major League Soccer team, the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club.

Whitecaps players have ‘jobs to play for’ in last two MLS matchesSN
It’s the position that no MLS player wants to find himself in. The playoffs are out of reach, your season is effectively over, but you still have a couple of games left to play.

Seattle Sounders 0, Houston Dynamo 0 | 2016 MLS Match RecapMLS
The Seattle Sounders came into Wednesday night’s home match with the Houston Dynamo knowing they’d clinch a 2016 Audi MLS Playoffs spot with a victory, but a lack of finishing touch saw the match end 0-0.

Dynamo and 10-man Sounders play to disjointed draw SBI
The Seattle Sounders needed three points against the lowly Houston Dynamo to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth time in eight seasons. They will have to wait.

Week 32 Playoff Scenarios: Quakes, Crew SC aiming to stay aliveMLS
There are only days left in the MLS regular season, and each game has significance. In the case of the San Jose Earthquakes and Columbus Crew SC, they are literally fighting for survival in the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs race.

MLS Week 32 Preview: Two weeks leftEmpire of Soccer
As the regular season nears its climax, all twenty teams of Major League Soccer will be playing intra-conference games on Sunday. The East kicks off at 3, with the West following at 5. But there are a few midweek games between now and then.

Toronto FC, Impact know plenty on the line SundayToronto Sun
For the first time, maybe ever, there’s a sense these two sides — and fanbases — don’t particularly like each other. Finally, after a decade, the 401 Derby feels like more than a regular-season fixture. There’s real, genuine venom in and around the venue when TFC meets the Montreal Impact.

Earthquakes-Rapids PreviewYahoo Sports
Goals could be a rare phenomenon when the Colorado Rapids host the San Jose Earthquakes on Thursday night. Both teams have carved out a reputation for being stingy on defense this season.

Red Bulls recovering at right time as playoffs loom – SBI
Red Bulls recovering at right time as playoffs loom
The New York Red Bulls have battled through a series of injuries during the 2016 season, but that hasn’t stopped them from challenging for first place in the MLS Eastern Conference. Now, with several previously-injured players set to return from injury, the Red Bulls are getting healthy at just the right time, with the playoffs around the corner.

Crew hopes to keep playoff hopes alive against FireYahoo Sports
Columbus Crew SC will have a clearer picture of its playoff aspirations after playing at the Chicago Fire on Thursday.

A United memorandum on: NYCFC, ownership changes, USMNT duty, and Brewery’s Alley 1634 AleProst Amerika
There is no rest for the weary and certainly none for D.C. United supporters. Although the club had a week off due to the international break practice continued with an eye towards Sunday’s match against NYCFC. It was an interesting time for the club to take a week off. After having won their previous three matches (all of which occurred in a week span) one could make the argument that the club really did not need time off.

Previewing the Coin-Toss: What’s at Stake in Sunday’s Priority DraftFifty Five One
On Sunday, Minnesota United and Atlanta United will take part in an Expansion Priority Draft (1:00 p.m. CDT, October 16). The draft will mark the first major excursion into MLS for the Loons and, as such, it will be a crucial moment for building their roster. The event will be streamed on YouTube.

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Silver lining for Surrey United U14 girls at Canadian club championships Surrey Now
A long trip to New Brunswick had a silver lining for the girls of Surrey United’s U14 team. The squad placed second at the Sport Chek National Club Championships held in Moncton.

WSOC PREVIEW: Vikes to do battle with two of the top teams in CanadaUVic
The Vikes will play host to two of the top teams in their conference when they take on the Fraser Valley Cascades on October 14, and the Trinity Western Spartans on October 15.

MSOC PREVIEW: Vikes travel to Prince George looking to keep their playoff hopes aliveUVic
It’s crunch time for the Vikes men’s soccer team. With only four games left in the regular season the Vikes will head to Prince George to play back-to-back games against the UNBC Timberwolves October 15 and 16.

Visitors fight back to tie Powell River Villa Powell River Peak
Leading 2-0 early in the second half, Powell River Villa could not hold on against Westcastle United from Langford. Villa had to settle for a 2-2 tie in its home game on Sunday, October 9.

CANADA WEST WSOC PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds 2 UVic Vikes 0, October 8, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Canada West to livestream over 100 Soccer matches in 2016-17Canada West
With the 2016-17 Canada West regular season set to open later this week, Canada West is proud to launch passes for Canadawest.tv – the official streaming home of the conference.

BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in ReviewBCSA
After another successful year of soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer Assoc. is pleased to release their 2015-2016 Year in Review.  The creation of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program, delivery of a FIFA Live Your Goals Festival, along with the numerous Grassroots Festivals across the province and Coach Education highlight some of the major successes this past year.

BC Soccer Assoc. Delivery of Coach MandateBCSA
IMPORTANT:  If you are coaching in the ages U6-U12 you are required to complete the age appropriate course(s) even if you have a higher level of certification (ie. Soccer for Life, B pretest, C License, B License or A License). In order to enable our membership to deliver on the coaching mandate, BC Soccer Assoc. will be scheduling Learning Facilitator training sessions to assist organizations to have qualified individuals to deliver in-club coach certification courses to their coaches.

2016 BC Soccer Provincial Cup Photo Galleries BC Soccer Web
Westhills Stadium & Goudy Park in Langford hosted the 2016 BC Soccer Adult Provincial Cup Finals. It was a thrilling weekend of soccer on Vancouver Island that saw seven champions crowned. Richmond FC & Surrey Pegasus qualified for the National Championships this Fall in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Both Coquitlam Metro-Ford Masters & Classics sides qualified for the Western Canadian Masters Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In all, it was a clean sweep for teams from the VMSL & MWSL. Monique Lamoureux & Bill Currie from BC Soccer Web were on location that weekend, capturing the all the action.

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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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Mark Elton named new technical director for Soccer Cape BretonCape Breton Post
The native of Portsmouth, England, played and coached soccer in Europe before moving to Canada in 2005.

Soccer Nova Scotia launches podcastChronicle-Herald
A new biweekly podcast series — hosted by Mike Whyatt, Soccer Nova Scotia’s (SNS) director of coaching, is designed to ensure that SNS members are up to date on the latest, most accurate soccer news and opportunities, nationally and within the province.

Rams Sharp ACAA athlete of the weekTruro Daily News
Ellen Sharp of the Dal AC Rams women’s soccer team has been named Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association female athlete of the week.

New sport for 50- to 80-year-old local residents will be available in 2017 Sarnia Observer
Kevan Parsley discovered something rather intriguing during a trip to England. The Sarnia resident was visiting some old friends and relatives in Sheffield a year ago when he was introduced to a sport he’d never even heard of: walking soccer. “I said, ‘Walking soccer, what’s that?’” recalled Parsley, who moved from Sheffield to Sarnia in 1978. “I went to watch them play, thought, ‘Wow, this is good.’”

London Sports Teams Denounce Trump’s ‘Locker Room Talk’ Blackburn News
The London Lightning, Western University Mustangs and FC London Soccer Club issued statements on Wednesday denouncing Donald Trump’s comments, as well as the attempt by his campaign to dismiss what he said was “locker room talk.”

PHOTOS: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada 3 El Salvador 1, September 6, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016, 5:30 PM



Seiler’s ‘confidence growing’ with WFC2Whitecaps FC
Cole Seiler knows that WFC2’s main goal is to serve as a bridge between the club’s Residency program and MLS first team. He said the success of Baldisimo, Chung and Gardner is “good for the club” and “encouraging for the other kids coming through the academy.” But WFC2 has also been vital for players like Seiler.

Know thy enemy: Canadian-powered Swope Park RangersWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 have one hurdle left in between them and the USL Cup Final and interestingly, it’s one with a strong Canadian influence – from their roster to their manager.

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Strikers top Edmonton to keep playoff hopes aliveSun-Sentinel
Coach Caio Zanardi breathed a sigh of relief as the final whistle blew, as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers are back on the win column.

Rotated Eddies’ squad loses on rainy night in Fort Lauderdalethe11.ca
The weather was fit for, well, maybe a Kraken. But Geison Moura’s early headed goal stood up as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers beat FC Edmonton 1-0 Wednesday.

FC Edmonton goalkeeper the key to their successEdmonton Journal
FC Edmonton qualified for the North American Soccer League playoffs mainly on the strength of their defence.

NASL Reveals Schedule Details for The Championship Semifinals Empire of Soccer
The NASL’s final field for The Championship this year could come down to the final week of the Fall Season — but that hasn’t stopped the league from setting dates for the semifinal round of the four-team postseason competition.

Chattanooga FC Offers A Template For Connecting Soccer & Community In The USAMidfield Press
On August 8, 2015, 18,227 people filled Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium to watch their local amateur club, Chattanooga FC of the National Premier Soccer League, face off against New York Cosmos B for the fourth division NPSL national championship.  The Cosmos reserves won on the field, but Chattanooga won the day by showing the world that something very special is happening in the southeastern Tennessee city.

American Soccer’s Next Cincinnati is… Omaha?What a Howler
It could be, according to my analysis of open markets in North America.

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FIFA appoints first Chief Women’s Football OfficerThe Equalizer
FIFA has appointed Sarai Bareman as Chief Women’s Football Officer to head up the newly created Women’s Football Division.

Sampson names England squad for matches against France and SpainThe FA
Mark Sampson has named his 23-player England Women squad who will play two international matches this month as part of their Euro 2017 preparations.

UWCL: City impress as Lyon, Wolfsburg, Bayern sail throughUEFA
Debutants Manchester City moved into the round of 16 in style, with Lyon, Wolfsburg and Bayern among the other winners and BIIK, Slavia Praha and Fortuna also stealing headlines.

FIFA Women’s under-17 World Cup – Group Stage Review: Giants tumble as new stars emerge on world stageVavel
Though it may be viewed as a stage where young stars continue their development, this year’s competition has so far shown that the women’s game continues to grow and more nations are reaching the next level in their game.

Pakistan women’s football team striker Shahlyla dies in accidentGulf Today
Baloch, 20, was one of the finest strikers for the women’s football team. She represented Pakistan at the South Asian Football Federation Women Football Championship 2014 in Islamabad, which was the last international event that the team competed in.

Shahlyla was an inspiration for others to play footballDawn
Shahlyla Baloch’s untimely demise in a car crash on Thursday in Karachi has left a huge void not only for Pakistan football but for Pakistani society as well. The striker’s contribution went far beyond the football pitch as she broke cultural barriers to live the life she wanted, inspiring many other women to start playing the beautiful game.

Alex Morgan: Letter to My Younger SelfThe Player’s Tribune
Dear seven-year-old Alex, I know you’re still really little, and that you’re probably too busy kicking the soccer ball out in the yard to pay me much mind right now, but I want you to take a second to look around at what’s happening at home every day.

Women’s football still waiting for Real MadridAS
The victory of Spain’s under-17 side against Germany is another sign that women’s football is being taken ever more seriously in the country. I have the impression that, after years of strenuous efforts by maltreated pioneers, it’s finally coming out of scarcity and entering in to the public consciousness.

FIFA appoints Joyce Cook as Chief Member Associations OfficerFIFA
A passionate advocate of equality and inclusion in sports, Joyce Cook will take up the role of FIFA Chief Member Associations Officer on 1 November 2016. This position was created as part of the restructuring of FIFA’s administration and entails the delivery of a key goal in the recently established FIFA vision: investment in football development through FIFA’s 211 member associations under the FIFA Forward Programme.

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Arsenal seek to restart, refocus with a win vs. Bob Bradley’s struggling SwansESPN FC
In some cases, the international break can be a godsend. When form is poor and a team is struggling for results, a pause can allow time for the manager to regroup, rethink and try and plan a way out of a slump. In other instances, when a team is on a good run, the last thing that’s needed is any kind of interruption. It’s fair to say that this recent break was very much one of the latter for Arsenal, who had been playing very well in the weeks leading up to it.

Bradley set for tough introduction to Premier LeagueYahoo Sports
Ask people to describe Swansea’s style of play and most would detail the free-flowing, possession-based approach that has been the hallmark of teams under managers such as Roberto Martinez, Brendan Rodgers and Michael Laudrup over the last decade.

Cavani has silenced PSG doubters with strong startSportsnet
Having demanded a new striker, Paris Saint-Germain fans should be grateful that Edinson Cavani was more patient with them than they were with him.

Falcao awaits green light for Toulouse tripLigue 1
AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is awaiting the results of medical exams to see whether the can make the Week 9 trip to take on surprise package Toulouse on Friday.

Aston Villa hires Steve Bruce in bid to return to Premier LeagueSportsnet
Second-tier club Aston Villa has hired Steve Bruce as its fourth manager in the past year, turning to a coach with proven ability to get teams promoted back to the Premier League.

Chelsea confirm kit deal with Nike worth £60m a season until 2032The Guardian
Chelsea have confirmed they have signed a new kit deal with Nike, which is believed to be worth an estimated £60m a season for the next 15 years.

Fourth most-watched league in the world, the ISL, shakes up Indian marketInside World Football
Indian football remains dramatically underdeveloped, but the advent of the brimming ISL, in its third season now, looks set to galvanize the game on the subcontinent. The ISL is everything the I-League, established in 2007, is not: high profile, sexy and highly marketable.

Clubs discuss breakaway after Champions League changesYahoo Sports
A group of leading clubs from counties including Denmark, Scotland and the Netherlands are in talks to create a new trans-European soccer league in response to recent proposals to change the format of the Champions League.

Would an ‘Atlantic league’ be good for European club football? The Guardian
In the aftermath of Uefa announcing their plans for future Champions League campaigns, which appears to favour major European clubs in the continent’s richest leagues, it’s perhaps no surprise that other clubs who feel frozen out by the proposals are considering leaving their own domestic competitions for a new European breakaway league.

Fifa urged to give red card to Israeli settlement clubsBBC
The Palestinians argue that the settlement clubs violate Fifa’s own rules that prohibit a member association from holding competitions on another member’s territory without their permission.

Explaining England’s obsession over its national team captainSportsnet
The passing of the England captaincy from the dropped Wayne Rooney to Henderson received predictable attention, with Gareth Southgate’s press conference ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Slovenia dominated by the subject. It was as symbolic a moment in the demise of Rooney as it was the rise of Henderson.

Argentine fifth tier club are told to fix their wonky pitchBBC Sport
Club president Marcelo Gomez said officials realised the field was crooked after seeing aerial images on Google Maps.

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