BC Soccer News, Tuesday, April 25, 2017




SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017, 12:00 PM

Red-hot Montero finding his form: ‘He does exactly what it says on the tin’Whitecaps FC
Vancouver’s new Designated Player striker has four goals in seven appearances so far this season.

Episode 190 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Portland Was Weird)AFTN
Another week, another Cascadian derby, another Fredy Montero goal. Only trouble was this week it ended in a 2-1 defeat.

Fearless Davies working to go from good to great with the WhitecapsRed Nation Online
He’s good, He’s good, He’s great, and Alphonso Davies is only going to get better with direction and development from the Vancouver Whitecaps. You may have heard, he’s only 16 years-old. Still, that isn’t stopping him from taking on seasoned MLS defenders and making them look silly.

From Cameroon to Vancouver and everything in between: Tchani opens up on life in Africa and lessons from a legendWhitecaps FC
In a global game like soccer, and in professional sports as a whole, there are always players with rags to riches stories. Players who came from nothing to achieve stardom. Players who overcame the odds to give themselves, and their families, a better life.

VIDEO: All Goals from Week 8 of the 2017 MLS SeasonMLS
Flying headers, persistent putbacks, a wonder strike from a crazy angle — we’ve got all that and more, with every goal from Week 8 rolled into one package for your convenience and enjoyment.

MLS rumors: Chicharito headed to Los Angeles FC?Metro
Mexican national team forward Chicharito has seen in recent weeks his conversations with Los Angeles FC make “significant process” according to a league source. The expansion side, ready to enter the league in 2018, has been talking with the current Bayer Leverkusen forward for months about the possibility of a transfer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic should make the move to MLS – Bastian SchweinsteigerESPN FC
Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has called on Zlatan Ibrahimovic to follow him in making the move from Manchester United to Major League Soccer.

Those Kamara and Bunbury misses might factor in down the line  – Prost Amerika
Missed opportunities cost the New England Revolution during their two-game home stand last week, as they tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on Wednesday and DC United 2-2 on Saturday.

Toronto FC expect Drew Moor to return within the next two weeksWaking the Red
All things considered, Toronto FC and Drew Moor appear to have got off pretty lightly. The Reds expect their veteran defender to return to the team after being shut down due to an irregular heartbeat within the next two weeks, meaning he is likely to miss somewhere between four and six games in total.

OCSC’s Cyle Larin: The man who owns New YorkMLS
From The Bronx to the New Jersey suburbs, Cyle Larin owns New York. After Sunday’s brace in Orlando City SC’s 2-1 victory over New York City FC at Yankee Stadium, the Lions’ young Canadian star is the most productive visiting scorer at New York metro-area venues in MLS history. He and former D.C. United star Jaime Moreno share the top spot in that category with 10 goals each — but where it took Moreno 17 matches to amass that total, it has taken Larin only seven.

Vieira’s NYCFC Copes With the Rough and Tumble MLS Empire of Soccer
Sometimes, New York City FC can put together performance art worthy of a place in any gallery in New York, but the field is not always a canvas. It can be a street alley and there are teams like the New York Red Bulls or as Sunday showed, Orlando City, that want it that way. And again, that approach has shown to be what was best to defeat Coach Patrick Vieira’s NYCFC.

‘Everything is tough’: the soccer refugees threatened by Trump’s travel banThe Guardian
Sport lies down the list of concerns after President Trump’s attempted travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries, but soccer has not emerged untouched. An MLS club is reported to have missed out on a Muslim player in part because of the ban, while Columbus Crew forward Justin Meram pulled out of the Iraq national team squad for reasons related to the ban.

Red Bull’s CEO Is Reportedly Launching A Right-Wing News Platform That’s Being Compared To BreitbartThe Fader
In a recent interview, Dietrich Mateschitz expressed his support for Trump and criticized the Austrian government for allowing refugees into the country.

How Trump presidency created quiet anti-fascist movement in America’s soccer stadiums Yahoo Sports
What was jarring about the appearance of an anti-fascist flag in the front row of the Colorado Rapids’ first game of the season, against the New England Revolution at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, wasn’t that it occurred at a professional soccer game. It’s that it happened at a Major League Soccer game.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 Seattle Sounders FC 1, April 14, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

3v3 Live Soccer Tour Comes to Canada


Coquitlam’s Joey Mijaljevic signs with the Soccer ClanSFU
Joey Mijaljevic, a multi-position student-athlete from Dr. Charles Best Secondary in Coquitlam, has signed his National Letters of Intent to play for SFU.

Residency recap from Saturday’s matches against Crossfire PremierWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Residency teams were back in Development Academy action on Saturday, hosting Northwest Division rivals Crossfire Premier at SFU Fox Field.

Canada 150: Dave Turner: Canada’s original soccer heroVancouver Sun
Call him the King of the Dipsy Doodle. The best player on the best soccer team that Canada had ever seen. “Dazzling on the dribble,” said the Toronto Telegram. “A glorious shot with both feet.” If Christine Sinclair rules the landscape of Canadian soccer today, Dave “Scottie” Turner reigned in the first half of the century.

Get To Know Your TSS Rovers: Andrew HicksAFTN
Trinity Western University Spartans goalkeeper Andrew Hicks is one of three keepers on the TSS FC Rovers roster for their upcoming inaugural PDL season.

Whitecaps FC mourn the passing of Fred JopsonWhitecaps FC
A Life Member with both Canada Soccer and BC Soccer, Jopson helped establish the West Vancouver Youth Soccer Association in 1955, before becoming a founding member of the Canadian Youth Soccer Association in 1969, where he served as vice chairman for 11 years.

3v3 Live Soccer Tour and Holbrook Sports Management are excited to announce the expansion of the 3v3 Live Soccer Tour into the Canadian soccer market.  With the first event previously announced to take place on the August 19/20 weekend in Surrey, BC, the 3v3 Soccer Tour will expand to Abbotsford, BC, on August 20 and will include men’s and women’s open divisions.

BC Soccer Women’s Provincial Cup Draw Monday April 3, Men’s Provincial Cup Draw April 13BCSA
Complete brackets and results for the 2017 Women’s and Men’s Provincial Cup Tournaments.

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, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

REVIEW: The Miracle Mile. Stories of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games BC BookLook
Author Jason Beck is curator of the BC Sports Hall of Fame in BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, and convenor two years ago of an excellent exhibition about the 1954 Games. In his first book, he proves to be a meticulous researcher, a compelling story-teller, and a crafty realist who knows how to hook his readers. Watch how, two pages into the book, he uses filmic technique to evoke the arriving athletes’ youthful buzz and give period colouring and costuming, but then smartly moves his camera in to introduce his stars.

TSS Rovers launch website & 2017 Season Ticket CampaignTSS Rovers
TSS FC Rovers play their inaugural season in the PDL at iconic Swangard Stadium. Season Tickets are $70 for Adults, $49 for U12 Youth.

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!

To our Readers: A Choice BC Soccer Web
Soccer has brought us to the United States many times. It’s a great place with decent people. We especially look forward to our Cascadia trips to Seattle and Portland. They’re incredible cities with wonderful supporters. That’s why it was so disheartening to see chaos and fear take hold in the airports and borders of our neighbours to the south.

Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on saleHighlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!

Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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.

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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Canada confident ahead of Cuba match at the CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 ChampionshipCSA
Canada will look to build on their positive play from the opening match when they face Cuba on Tuesday at the 2017 CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship. The two nations will go head-to-head in the Panama heat with a 14.00 local kick off at Estadio Maracaná Panama.

Olympic medal was bronze but Kyle says soccer career was pure goldStar-Phoenix
Kaylyn Kyle, one of the most recognizable stars from the 2012 bronze medal-winning Canadian women’s Olympic soccer team, announced on Friday her retirement from international competition.

Obituary: Bill Thomson, Govan-born Canadian soccer coach –  The Scotsman
He was Canada Soccer’s first full-time Technical Director and Director of Coaching and manager of the national team at the Pan American Games in Mexico City in 1975 and the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976. In 1979 he was coach to the Canadian team at the World Student Games.

Parts Unknown: From Guam to Canada to Iran, soccer has allowed FC Edmonton’s Shawn Nicklaw to travel the globethe11.ca
What player in NASL has the most frequent-flyer miles? There’s a good chance that it’s Shawn Nicklaw. The right back plies his trade for FC Edmonton, a team that, in 2015 and 2016, traveled more than any other North American pro sports team. Later this season, the team will travel from Edmonton to Puerto Rico to San Francisco — a distance of more than 11,000 km — in, get this, six days.

Elite teen soccer team suspended after ‘roughhousing’ video surfacesToronto Star
Vaughan Soccer Club official says incident appears to have happened in a hotel room during the team’s trip to Italy earlier this month.

League1 Pro Directions: OriginsLeague1 Ontario
As a final installment in our Pro Directions series, we take a closer look at the origins of the 76 players that have gone on from League1 Ontario to professional environments around the globe.

League1 Ontario Women’s division partners with Peel Regional PoliceOntario Soccer
Exclusive partnership provides additional career options for League1 Ontario female athletes.

AUS SOCCER: Capers women add Lavers to rosterChronicle Herald
Madison Lavers has more championship success on her mind. The centre back — who is a three-time gold medal winner with Nova Scotia’s provincial team and is currently with the club preparing for the Canada Games — has committed to the Cape Breton Capers for next season.

LKSSAA, Ontario Soccer rescue season with new dealChatham Daily News
The high school soccer season will begin this week after the Lambton Kent Secondary Schools Athletic Association and Ontario Soccer reached an agreement Monday.

Canada at World Cup 1986: an era of great talent that amounted to nothingThese Football Times
When Igor Vrablic bundled the ball over the Honduras goal-line for Canada at King George V Park in St John’s, Newfoundland one cold Saturday afternoon in September 1985, he stepped into Canadian footballing immortality. His goal that day helped secure his adopted nation their first, and to this day, only trip to the World Cup finals.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017, 3:00 PM

Frank Yallop Resigns: Phoenix Rising FC Begins Coaching SearchUSL
Phoenix Rising Football Club announced on Monday an international search for a new head coach. The news was a result of current Head Coach and President of Soccer Operations, Frank Yallop, resigning from his position to rejoin his family in northern California. Yallop will aid Phoenix Rising FC as a consulting member of its international search committee focused on finding the best new head coach to help continue the team’s early success and build soccer operations for likely expansion into MLS.

USL Week 4: A Look Back SBI
All eyes were on Arizona this weekend, as Phoenix Rising FC played their first match since their stunning acquisition of Didier Drogba as owner/player for the MLS hopeful team.

OKC Works to Maintain MomentumUSL
Due to a quirk in the USL schedule, OKC Energy FC has been aiming to keep itself busy since its last outing on April 11 against Sacramento Republic FC, with the side doing all it can in the past two weeks to carry the momentum from its first win of the season into Saturday’s clash with Rio Grande Valley FC.

NASL Week 5: Zeroes for Indy ElevenEmpire of Soccer
Indy Eleven, last year’s North American Soccer League Spring Season champions, losers to New York in the league title match and the second-highest scoring team over all has been enduring a sputtering start to the 2017 season.

11 questions with USL president Jake EdwardsPlaying for 90
The United Soccer League has become one of the fastest growing divisions in recent memory, and is continuing to evolve the nature of the American soccer landscape. With its current incarnation beginning in 2010, the 2017 USL season now features 30 clubs from around the country.

Is second-tier domestic soccer the right fit for Las Vegas?Las Vegas Review-Journal
When the indomitable Pele called soccer “The Beautiful Game,” it can be assumed he did not have in mind a matchup pitting the Swope Park Rangers against Rio Grande Valley FC.

Devo: 10 Ways To Revive the Rochester RhinosDemocrat & Chronicle
We live in the past too much . Throwback Thursdays. Flashback Friday. Facebook hits us with memories every other day or so. And if local soccer fans keep living in the past, the future of the pro game in Rochester is doomed. We must stop comparing the atmosphere we felt at jam-packed Frontier Field so regularly in the late 1990s to what Rhinos matches feel like now. I get it. It’s depressing. You miss what it was. So do I.

USL PHOTOS: WFC2 1 SAN ANTONIO FC 2, April 22, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

NWSL Rewind: Rapinoe finds shooting touch — and lungsSoccer America
Megan Rapinoe, who missed all but five NWSL games in 2016, scored for the second week in a row, connecting on a spectacular  half-volley in the Seattle Reign’s 5-1 win over the Houston Dash.

Women’s World Cup qualifying group stage draw UEFA
Two-time winners Germany will take on Iceland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and the Faroe Islands in Group 5 following the qualifying group stage draw in Nyon.

Women’s World Cup 2019: England face Wales in qualifying groupBBC Sport
England women have been drawn in the same qualifying group as Wales for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

Frauen-Bundesliga Week 17 Review: Freiburg, Jena and Hoffenheim all take a step upVavel
Wolfsburg opened up a gap at the top as Freiburg completed a league double over Turbine Potsdam, a narrow win over Duisburg enough for Bayern Munich to close the gap on the top two to one. At the other end of the table Hoffenheim found even more breathing room and Jena pulled away from the bottom two.

#SWPL17 – Game 5 Round upScottish WPL
It was a fascinating day in both the SWPL 1 and 2. There was a key win for Hibernian, Rangers scored a last-gasp winner and Spartans continued their superb start to the season.

Beirne wants to see UCD Waves improvement despite lofty positionIrish WNL
UCD Waves goalscorer Deirbhaile Beirne seemed relieved as her team came out on the right side of a 1-0 scoreline against a resilient Cork City this afternoon.

The Reign Files: Week 2 Round Up for the Seattle ReignMLS Multiplex
A league award, statement victory in week two, and the go90 coverage, as we look back at the week that was for the Seattle Reign.

Scottish FA Girls’ Soccer Centres launchScottish FA
The Scottish FA has launched dedicated Girls’ Soccer Centres across Scotland, providing a fun environment for young girls to perfect their skills, grow in confidence and fall in love with football.

Full Premier League schedule for midweekNBC Sports
Five games are on the way in the Premier League in midweek as the makeup games kick off.

No more room for error for Real Madrid after loss to BarcelonaSporstnet
With its cushion at the top gone, Real Madrid needs wins.

Pachuca vs Tigres – CONCACAF Champions League Final PreviewFutebolcidade
This is it! The final stage of the gruelling COCACAF Champions League will see Pachuca hold on to the narrow advantage that the 1-1 draw at the Estadio Universitario gave them last week. Tigres in the meantime are on the hunt to win their first ever international trophy.

Newcastle United secures promotion to Premier LeagueSportsnet
After one season in the English Championship, Newcastle United secured an immediate return to the Premier League by beating Preston North End 4-1 on Monday.

Newcastle are back in the Premier League – what happens now depends on Mike AshleyThe Guardian
Rafael Benítez’s side have secured promotion to the top tier but plenty of questions remain about the future direction of the club.

Bale injured: what could Madrid do without him?UEFA
Gareth Bale has suffered “a grade two injury in his left calf”, with reports suggesting he will miss both legs of Real Madrid’s semi-final against Atlético. Who could cover for him?

PSG and Monaco collide in Coupe de France semi-finalsLigue 1
French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Ligue 1 leaders AS Monaco renew their rivalry at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening, with a meeting with Angers SCO or EA Guingamp in May’s Coupe de France final at stake.

Intrigue ahead of African Champions League and Confederation Cup drawESPN FC
The underground auditorium at the Confederation of African Football’s headquarters in the desert north of Cairo will be a lot busier than usual on Wednesday.

Donovan looking to help make Swansea City ‘America’s club’SBI
For years, Landon Donovan was viewed as America’s player. He was the most recognizable face on the U.S. Men’s National Team, a player credited with helping bring the game to the forefront of the U.S. eye. Now, with his playing career finished, he’s looking ahead to helping a Premier League club make waves in the country he calls home.

Kingstonian leave Kingsmeadow: collateral damage in a modern football parable?The Guardian
Kingstonian bade an emotional farewell to their ground on Saturday. Could the club, Chelsea and AFC Wimbledon have done more to prevent them moving?

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