VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC
CASCADIA CUP / MLS MATCHDAY #24
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
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A derby match vs. the defending champs Wednesday at BC Place – Whitecaps FC
When it comes to games in August, they don’t get much bigger than this. Vancouver Whitecaps FC host longtime rival, defending MLS Cup champions, and co-Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday night at BC Place.
Episode 215 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Juiced with guests Aly Ghazal, Aaron Maund, and Peter Walton) – AFTN
The oranges came to BC Place at the weekend, ripe for picking and they were duly juiced. But Vancouver Whitecaps made it difficult for themselves in their 2-1 weekend win over Houston Dynamo before coming away with a huge three points.
Cascadia Week is chance for kings to claim crowns – Sounder at Heart
It’s MLS Rivalry Week. And, this time it features two of Seattle Sounders greatest rivals — the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers. The Cascadia Cup is on the line. If Seattle sweeps the trivalry they take the Cup that was is of, for and by the supporters.
Reyna makes MLS Team of the Week; Montero on the bench – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC midfielder Yordy Reyna was named to the MLS Team of the Week after scoring a world-class game-winner in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo. Striker Fredy Montero, who had a goal and an assist, made the bench.
Yordy Reyna scores big goals — but that’s not all – National Post
Three starts for Yordy Reyna, three games undefeated. There’s no mistaking the little Peruvian with the wild orange (is that the colour?) hair — and we’re not just talking about his look. On nearly every appearance this season — Saturday was just his third start, with another five games off the bench — he’s made an impact.
VIDEO: Brian Schmetzer on what the Cascadia rivalry means to the club – Sounders FC
Seattle Sounders FC Head Coach Brian Schmetzer speaks to media following training on what the Cascadia rivalry means to him, discusses the club’s nine match unbeaten streak and on Victor Rodriguez’s chemistry with the club.
New York City FC lose center back Maxime Chanot for 6-8 more weeks – MLS
New York City FC have been without the services of center back Maxime Chanot over the last five games and it appears they will have to go much longer without one of their defensive stars.
Like Valeri, Blanco finds peace with Timbers – The Bulletin
It was a cold winter day in December when Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter called Diego Valeri. The Timbers were coming off a disappointing 2016 season and preparing to send Argentine winger Lucas Melano on loan after a mostly unproductive year and a half in Portland. They were ready to make a large investment to sign yet another Argentine winger in his place.
Revs’ road form: Is there hope, or is it too late for playoff push? – MLS
The New England Revolution may have found the magic formula to get a road result. But does it come too late for a playoff push?
Time is running out for Toronto FC’s in-demand depth players – Waking the Red
Jonathan Osorio and Armando Cooper may find their futures lie elsewhere, but they could still have a role to play this year.
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, Houston Dynamo 1, August 19, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
BC SOCCER NEWS
New Canada West TV ready to showcase first games – Canada West
Canada West TV is set to bring its first game of the season to fans this Wednesday, when the Alberta Golden Bears take on the UBC Thunderbirds in a non-conference football game from Kamloops, B.C. at 6 p.m. PDT. The first regular season games are slated for Friday, as the 2017-18 CW men’s soccer season kicks off.
All-sports radio war about to hit Vancouver airwaves – CBC
A battle is looming for the hearts, minds and ears of local sports fans with a new all-sports radio station set to launch in two weeks. But can this market support two all-sports radio stations?
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
San Jose named as location for 12 November Canada Soccer Women’s National Team v USA match – CSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will travel to San Jose for the second match of the two-game home-and-away series against rivals USA on November 12, 2017. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium. The first match of the series will be played at BC Place at 7 p.m. PT in Vancouver on 9 November.
Canada’s Arielle Roy-Petitclerc keeps her soccer dreams alive – CBC
Arielle Roy-Petitclerc had just about given up on soccer. Her dreams of suiting up for the Canadian national team and playing professionally were dealt a huge blow a few years ago after being cut from her provincial team for a third time.
Dunbrack takes 5th straight soccer title – Chronicle-Herald
For the fifth consecutive year, Halifax Dunbrack reigns supreme in Nova Scotia premier women’s soccer. Veterans Kate MacDonald and Leanne Huck each scored in the first half as top-ranked Dunbrack held on for a 2-1 victory over No. 2-seed Halifax County United in the provincial senior championship final Monday evening at Mainland North Common.
Soccer Voyageurs looking to join OUA elite – Sudbury Star
The Laurentian Voyageurs men’s soccer team was the very epitome of a middle-of-the-road crew in 2016.
Trip to Madrid an eye-opening experience for local young soccer players – Western Star
A group of 19 players — nine male and 10 female — who suit up for the Western Wolves in the provincial 15U soccer leagues recently returned from a trip to Madrid to get a better sense of how the game is played at a higher level and what soccer-mad countries like Spain do to prepare its athletes to play the game at the elite level.
Calgary soccer camp is helping kids from all backgrounds make friends – CTV
Over 150 children are spending this week on the soccer pitch learning about the game and making new friends. Soccer Without Boundaries is hosting the camp for new Canadians, refugees and low income families.
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 & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
SAN ANTONIO FC vs. WFC2
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017, 5:30 PM
TOYOTA FIELD, SAN ANTONIO, TX.
USL Week 22 Rewind: NYRBII go big at home, Louisville City nearing top, and more – SBI
New York Red Bulls II grabbed a statement win over a weary FC Cincinnati by scoring twice after going a man down for a convincing 4-0 win.
NASL PLAYER OF THE WEEK | Indy Eleven Midfielder Gerardo Torrado – NASL
Former Mexican national team star Gerardo Torrado scored his first two NASL goals in the span of four minutes to help Indy Eleven earn a point on the road against the New York Cosmos on Saturday night. The veteran midfielder’s role in the thrilling 3-3 draw has earned him NASL Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday.
San Antonio to Host Tigres, Santos Laguna – USL
San Antonio FC’s Toyota Field will host an international exhibition match between Liga MX sides Tigres UANL and Club Santos Laguna on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The match marks the third club friendly hosted at Toyota Field this year.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Women’s EURO winners in Women’s Champions League kick-off – UEFA
Ajax will field UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 winners as they make their UEFA Women’s Champions League debut when the qualifying round starts on Tuesday with 40 clubs involved.
Women’s Champions League: Hibernian Ladies 5-0 Swansea City Ladies – BBC Sport
Midfielder Lucy Graham scored twice as Hibernian got their Champions League campaign off to a winning start with a five-goal thumping of Swansea City.
Eniola Aluko: England striker speaks out on ‘bullying’ claims – BBC Sport
Footballer Eniola Aluko has spoken publicly for the first time about the “bullying and discrimination” she says she was subjected to by England head coach Mark Sampson.
FA and Mark Sampson deny fresh Eniola Aluko claims – Sky Sports
The FA and women’s team head coach Mark Sampson both strongly deny new claims of discriminatory behaviour against former striker Eniola Aluko, Sky Sports News understands.
Washington Spirit trades Mewis to Chicago for 2018 NWSL College Draft first round pick – Washington Spirit
The Washington Spirit has acquired a conditional first-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for midfielder Kristie Mewis.
Christen Press believes the Red Stars can be NWSL Champions – Hot Time in Old Town
A 3-game losing streak at home isn’t stopping the Captain from looking ahead.
The Unknown International: Abby Erceg – Backline Soccer
While the NWSL is the American soccer league, many of its best players come from all around the world. This series looks at some of those players who have come from outside of the U.S. and looks at their style of play and how they have featured for their club and country. This article will look at North Carolina Courage and New Zealand defender Abby Erceg.
NCAA Weekend Recap: UNC opens with rivalry win, unranked Penn State upsets BYU – The Equalizer
The 2017 NCAA season kicked off Friday afternoon with No. 1 West Virginia defeating No. 5 Georgetown, 1-0. What followed was a weekend full of collegiate competition rife with shutouts, upsets, and even a clash of in-state rivals. Here’s a quick recap of five noteworthy games from this weekend’s NCAA action.
Westfield Matildas star re-signs with Canberra – W-League
Star forward Michelle Heyman has re-signed with reigning Premiers Canberra United for Season 10 of the Westfield W-League.
Reds re-sign Westfield Matilda Chidiac – W-League
Adelaide United have announced the re-signing of Australian international Alex Chidiac for the upcoming Westfield W-League 2017/18 Season.
Toppserien week 14 round-up: Trondheims-Ørn continue to climb – Vavel
LSK returned to winning ways with a narrow victory over nearest chases, Avaldsnes as Røa, Vålerenga and Stabæk all claimed respective wins over Kolbotn, Arna and Grand. TØ picked up their sixth win of the season away to Medkila whilst Klepp were held scoreless by Sandviken.
How one family inspired a football revolution for girls in a village in Pakistan – The Guardian
The Inayats started a team in Shimshal, motivated by social pressures faced by young girls in the region, and now they cannot keep up with demand.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Barcelona to sue Neymar over move to Paris St-Germain – BBC Sport
Barcelona are to sue former player Neymar over his 222m euro (£200m) world record move to Paris St-Germain.
Lionel Messi’s Barcelona clause could be activated – City’s Pep Guardiola – ESPN FC
Pep Guardiola says a club could activate Barcelona star Lionel Messi’s €300 million buyout clause — but sources have told ESPN FC that it will not be Manchester City.
Fancy Bears accuse 25 players of being given TUEs during 2010 World Cup – The Guardian
The cyber hackers group, Fancy Bears, have released a document alleging 25 players from 12 countries were allowed to use prohibited substances during the 2010 World Cup.
Sterling strike rescues point for 10-man Man City against Rooney-inspired Everton – Toronto Star
Former Manchester United striker hits 200th Premier League goal, but City hit back late on after Kyle Walker’s red card.
AC Milan completes signing of forward Kalinic on 4-year deal – Sportsnet
AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone hinted the club has finished its summer spending spree after signing its 11th player in this transfer window: Nikola Kalinic.
EFL Cup Tuesday preview: Seven Premier League sides enter – NBC Sports
Seven of the 13 Premier League teams to enter the 2017-18 EFL Cup second round will open tournament play Tuesday, while the remaining six wait until Wednesday.
Craig Shakespeare tells fringe players to ‘give me a problem’ – Vavel
Leicester City boss has called for his team to give him a selection headache as the Foxes clash with Sheffield United in the second round of the EFL Cup.
Weah and USA seeking glory in India – FIFA
Following in the footsteps of a famous parent can always be challenging for a youngster, especially when it is in the same endeavour. For USA U-17 forward Tim Weah, those footsteps are those of his father – legendary African footballer George Weah.
Podolski considering legal action against Breitbart over photo – SN
Lukas Podolski is talking to his lawyer after a photo of the former Germany international on a jet ski was used in a Bretibart story about illegal immigration.
Former Dinamo Zagreb boss injured after shooting – Sportsnet
Zdravko Mamic, known for his fiery temper, has been on a high-profile embezzlement and tax fraud trial in Croatia.
London’s football history: the capital’s captains – FIFA
London will welcome the stars of the footballing world on Monday 23 October, when the city plays host to The Best FIFA Football Awards. It is fitting that the greats of the global game are to be celebrated in a city steeped in football history. FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the most notable England captains to have been born in the country’s capital.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca