VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
MLS MATCHDAY #9
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 7:30 PM
B.C. PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN 1 RADIO: TSN 1040 LIVESTREAM: TSN GO
Preview: Whitecaps FC right back at it Wednesday vs. Sporting Kansas City – Whitecaps FC
After a weekend win over league-leading FC Dallas, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3W-4L-1D) return to BC Place on Wednesday night to host Sporting Kansas City (4W-4L-0D).
Whitecaps get their priorities straight ahead of crazy week – The Province
The Whitecaps have a wild week, with two home games and a first trip to the Big Apple to face New York City FC. But for Carl Robinson, the priority is in the conference — which means Wednesday against Kansas City.
Two ‘Caps named to MLS Team of the Week; Manneh up for Goal of the Week – Whitecaps FC
This is what happens when you shut out the league-leaders. Goalkeeper David Ousted and left back Jordan Harvey have been named to the MLS Team of the Week after leading Vancouver Whitecaps FC to a 3-0 win over FC Dallas on Saturday night.
Keeper Ousted leads ‘Caps to Dallas victory – Whitecaps Fan Blog
It took a gargantuan performance by the Mad Dane David Ousted to lead the Vancouver Whitecaps out of the slump that felt like it would never end. It is not often that a goalkeeper can lead a team so convincingly but Captain Ousted surely showed us all without doubt who deserves to wear the arm band.
Waitlist now open for 2017 Whitecaps FC Season Ticket Memberships – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that season ticket sales for 2016 have now concluded. Fans interested in becoming a ‘Caps Club Season Ticket Member can join the waitlist for the 2017 season at whitecapsfc.com/waitlist. Priority on the 2017 waitlist will be given first to current Half-season members, followed by Whitecaps FC 2 and 5-Pack members.
Emotional Ramblings: Sometimes it’s not as bad as it feels after a drubbing and it’s not as good as it looks after a shellacking – AFTN
A potpourri of different thoughts after Vancouver Whitecaps’ 3-0 win over FC Dallas at the weekend.
PRO: Orlando’s Cyle Larin was offside on controversial play vs. Red Bulls – MLS
The Professional Referee Organization acknowledged on Monday that the controversial play involving Orlando City’s Cyle Larin and New York’s Karl Ouimette in the Red Bulls’ 3-2 victory over OCSC on Sunday should have never happened.
Jozy Altidore’s Versatility Making him Dangerous Part of Toronto FC Attack – Waking the Red
When Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco were acquired by Toronto FC last year their roles seemed to be clear. Altidore would be the goalscorer, a like for like replacement for the departed Jermain Defoe. Giovinco, meanwhile, would be the playmaker, the first true number 10 in Toronto FC history.
Osorio feels ‘free’ in advanced role for Toronto FC – Sportsnet
Somewhat lost in the euphoria of Toronto FC’s big road win over the Montreal Impact on the weekend was the bright and positive play of Jonathan Osorio.
‘We have to put it in gear from the start,’ Oduro says of Impact’s visit to Yankee Stadium – Montreal Gazette
There was a lighthearted feel to the Impact’s practice Monday as the team prepared to face New York City FC at Yankee Stadium Wednesday.
BC SOCCER NEWS
PHOTO GALLERY: BC PROVINCIAL CUP – Club Inter 0 Pacific Utd. 1, April 24, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos from the BC Provincial Men’s ‘A’ Cup knockout round by Bill Currie.
2016 BC Provincial Cup Schedule & Results – BCSA
The matchups for the 3rd round of the BC Provincial Cup tournament are set. Check out the weekend’s results, and see what lies ahead for the clubs that advanced.
VMSL powerhouses still on course for BC Provincial ‘A’ Cup final meeting after first round victories – AFTN
Another weekend of Provincial Cup action is in the history books, with First Round matches in both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Cups producing a lot of goals and talking points, with a couple of surprising results along the way.
BC Provincial ‘B’ Cup looks wide open as the Fury go marching on – AFTN
After last week’s Preliminary Round matches, the First Round proper of the Keith Millar ‘B’ Cup was played out this past weekend. And it was a weekend that saw three Divisional champs move on and both the 2013 and 2014 winners knocked out.
Subway shooter finds the range – Prince George Citizen
With the teams deadlocked in a scoreless draw in a game for all the marbles in the B.C. Indoor Soccer League men’s division playoff final, Subway captain Thahn Vo decided to give his goaltender a break. He ruled out the possibility of putting him through a shootout pressure-cooker.
Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference – June 3-5 at SFU – BC Soccer Web
The Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference is back for its second year. Learn from some of the best coaches in the game. This year’s conference features speakers from Arsenal, Leicester City, Southampton, the English FA and more. Register before April 30 for early bird pricing.
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.
Victoria Highlanders 2016 Season Tickets Now Available – Select Your Seats
The Victoria Highlanders are ready to return to the PDL for 2016. BC Soccer Web encourages all soccer fans on Vancouver Island to get behind their team. Season tickets are now on sale and extremely affordable. Support Local Soccer!
BC Soccer Assoc. is Now Accepting Candidates for its Board of Directors – BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors for terms commencing June 11, 2016. Prospective candidates are invited to review the information provided on the BC Soccer web site www.bcsoccer.net. Candidates who provide notice to BC Soccer Assoc. of their intent to stand for election by May 1, 2016 will have their applications circulated to the membership in early May.
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
Tickets on sale for Canada vs. El Salvador World Cup qualifying match – CBC
BC Place will host the Men’s FIFA World Cup qualifying game between Canada and El Salvador on September 6. Fans can start buying tickets for the match today.
Canada Soccer U-15 Showcase schedule announced – CSA
Eighty of Canada’s bright young 15-year old prospects will take part in the second annual Canada Soccer U-15 Showcase from 3-6 May in Montréal, Québec. The six-match, round-robin 2016 showcase features a Canadian select squad and the academy/reserve squads from Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC, and Impact Montréal FC.
UPEI closes artificial turf soccer field after report says turf is done – CBC
UPEI has closed its artificial turf soccer field after an engineering firm recommended the turf be replaced immediately. The decision came after university officials received the findings of the engineering firm’s report. The firm was hired to conduct an assessment of the current state of the field.
Alberta Soccer presents Strategic Plan for 2016-19 – Alberta Soccer Assoc.
After almost a year of consultation with our membership, the Alberta Soccer Association presented its Strategic Plan covering 2016-19 at its spring Membership meeting on Saturday. The document clearly communicates its vision and mission which remain the same from the previous cycle and six strategic priorities that will guide the Association and the plan over the next cycle.
8 blindfolds, 6 coaches and a rattling ball: The recipe for blind soccer – CBC
The Kitchener Soccer Club is hoping to make history next month, establishing a new soccer team for the visually impaired. Blind soccer is the only sport in which Canada didn’t have a team in the 2015 Parapan Am Games.
WFC2, USL & NASL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
WFC2 vs. SWOPE PARK RANGERS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 5:00 PM
SWOPE PARK SOCCER VILLAGE, KANSAS, MO.
USL Week 6 Preview: Fortunes Could Change With Packed Schedule – Empire of Soccer
USL week six is a jam-packed fixture with games starting on Monday night going all the way to late into Sunday. In fact, one of those matches has already occurred – and Orlando City B loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders, 2-1 in Pennsylvania.
NASL PLAYER OF THE WEEK | Minnesota United Forward Christian Ramirez – NASL
After scoring a late goal that gave Minnesota United its first ever victory over the New York Cosmos, Loons forward Christian Ramirez has been named NASL Player of the Week.
Alfaro Pushing On with S2 after “Challenging” Start – USL
It’s been a tough start to the season for Seattle Sounders FC 2. With three consecutive home losses to kick off the new campaign, and without a goal to their name, Seattle was looking a much different proposition to the team that made the playoffs in the club’s inaugural USL season.
SBJ: USL to Create New Productions Division – USL
The Sports Business Journal reported on Monday the USL will establish a new digital production division ahead of the league’s 2017 season that will oversee all of the league’s video production, including that of the league’s clubs and live game broadcasts.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
For Most in Women’s Soccer, Hashtags Don’t Pay the Bills – NY Times
So yes, it’s good to raise awareness about equal pay for equal work in international soccer. But words alone won’t help close the yawning gap between men and women. The stars and the second-stringers of the N.W.S.L. welcome your support on social media. But what they could really use is your support at the ticket booth and in the stadium shop.
Final in sight for Lyon and Wolfsburg – FIFA
As Wolfsburg and Lyon put one foot in the final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, Bayern Munich closed in on the defence of their Bundesliga title. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, Washington Spirit’s latest league campaign is off to a strong start in the USA. FIFA.com brings you all the latest women’s football news.
Carli Lloyd has MCL sprain; out 3-6 weeks – The Equalizer
Houston Dash and United States national team player Carli Lloyd had a Grade 1 sprain of the MCL on her right knee. The MRI also showed some stretching of the distal hamstring. Recovery time for Lloyd is expected to be three-to-six weeks meaning she should return in plenty of time to take her place on the Olympic roster this summer.
Women’s grassroots going from strength to strength in England – FIFA
There is no denying that 2015 was a landmark year for women’s football in England. The Lionesses captured the imagination of the public, becoming the country’s most successful team since 1966 with a third-place finish at the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. Their superb showing at Canada 2015 resulted in a dramatic 48 per cent increase in domestic attendances as supporters rushed to see the international stars ply their trade at home.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Champions League previews: Man City v Real Madrid and Atlético v Bayern – The Guardian
Will Gareth Bale score his first goal in this season’s Champions League in England? And will Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller, who have scored more goals than Atlético Madrid’s squad, take Pep Guardiola to the final?
City want passion and poise against Real Madrid – UEFA
“We need a hot heart and a cold mind,” Manuel Pellegrini told his Manchester City side ahead of a meeting with a Real Madrid team who believe they are peaking.
Fantasy Football? No, Leicester City really are going to win the Premier League – Inside World Football
The dream is almost a reality. One of the most miraculous achievements in English football history is within touching distance. Leicester City, 5000 to 1 outsiders at the start of the season to capture their first ever league title, will do exactly that if they win at Manchester United next weekend.
Jamie Vardy ban: Leicester City striker hit with additional one match ban and will miss Manchester United fixture – The Independent
Jamie Vardy will miss Leicester City’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday after being handed a one-match suspension for verbally abusing referee Jon Moss during the 2-2 draw against West Ham earlier this month.
Dele Alli punch video: Tottenham midfielder could face three-match ban over Claudio Yacob incident – The Independent
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli may face a retrospective ban for appearing to punch West Brom’s Claudio Yacob in Spurs’ 1-1 draw with West Brom which a dealt a crushing blow to their hopes of catching leaders Leicester City in the Premier League title race.
Copa Bridgestone Libertadores: two matches on Tuesday kick of the round of 16 – CONMEBOL
The knockout phase of the Copa Bridgestone Libertadores kicks off with two games. Buenos Aires and San Cristobal will be the venues.
Hillsborough inquests: Fans unlawfully killed, jury concludes – BBC
Ninety-six football fans who died as a result of a crush in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed, the inquests have concluded.
Hillsborough disaster: deadly mistakes and lies that lasted decades – The Guardian
As the longest inquest in British legal history unfolded, a picture emerged of a callously negligent police force led by an inexperienced commander whose actions directly led to the deaths of 96 people.
Juventus’ relentless triumph suggests no end in sight to their dominance – The Guardian
After a damning start to the season newly-crowned Serie A champions Juventus went on a remarkable unbeaten run that has seen them win 24 of their last 25 games to lift a fifth successive scudetto.
CCL: Ambriz to rely on Club America’s experience – CONCACAF
While in the midst of pursuing a second straight Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League title, Club America has lost its last two Liga MX Clausura games by the same 1-0 score.
VIDEO: The most artistic football club in the world: AS Velasca – FIFA
In fashionable Milan, a cool club is heavily influenced by art and design, and even their shirts are valuable.