BC Soccer News, Tuesday, August 29, 2017




Episode 216 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Purple Patch)AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps are moving on up. Are they set to hit a purple patch of the season? Seven points from three tough matches bodes well, but can they find the consistency they are needing to take them down the stretch and finish in one of the top two places in the West.

Waston named to MLS Team of the WeekWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC centre back and captain Kendall Waston has been named to the MLS Team of the Week after recording a whopping 26 combined clearances in Vancouver’s 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders FC and 2-1 away win over Orlando City SC last week.

From the Pigeon Loft: The TurningAFTN
Here on the west coast there is always a moment at some point in the summer when you feel the change. A breeze contains the hint of a chill. You notice that it’s getting dark a little earlier. It’s a tiny turning point embedded in a still warm summer afternoon. But you know unequivocally that the change is coming. It’s like that with the ‘Caps these days.

Whitecaps FC to hold third annual charity alumni match September 16 at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
Alumni from all eras of the club’s 43-year-history will take part in the match, including MLS fan favourites Jay DeMerit, Robert Earnshaw, and Young Pyo-Lee, as well as some celebrity guests.

Christian Dean Diagnosed with Fifth Metatarsal FractureChicago Fire
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Monday that defender Christian Dean has been diagnosed with a left base of the fifth metatarsal fracture. Dean is scheduled to have surgery on Friday, Sept. 1. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Simon Lee at Midwest Orthopaedic at Rush.

2017 International Call-Ups: MLS players on national team duty MLS
International Call-Ups from every MLS team for the upcoming FIFA break.

New York City FC’s David Villa ‘nervous’ after returning to Spain foldESPN FC
David Villa says he is “nervous” after joining the Spain squad in training for the first time in three years.

Giovinco’s agent says it’s ‘absurd’ Toronto FC star didn’t get Italy call upSN
Sebastian Giovinco continues to score goals in MLS, but the Italy national team has once again overlooked the Toronto FC star.

Toronto FC: From ‘worst team in the world’ to model MLS franchiseSportsnet
From the worst team in the world to being on the cusp of recording the greatest regular season in Major League Soccer history, Toronto FC has come a very long way in five short years.

One Game’s Profound LegacySounder at Heart
Forty years on, it remains a remarkable match. Not only did it captivate American soccer’s growing audience of the day and provide a fairytale finish for a global legend, Soccer Bowl ’77 also cast the pathway, for better or worse, for a club and a country seeking to development a professional presence. For those who witnessed the NASL final between the glamorous New York Cosmos and unfashionable (outside Cascadia) yet fearless Seattle Sounders, it left an indelible mark on the memory.

NYCFC boss Patrick Vieira: MLS completely changed in 10 yearsESPN FC
Patrick Vieira never expected to find himself in the dugout, let alone living in the Big Apple, but the Arsenal and France great is loving life at New York City FC.

A look at the tactics on display in the Hudson River DerbySBI
The New York Red Bulls may want to hang their head’s after this weekend’s draw to New York City FC. The truth, though, is that the 1-1 draw between the teams represents a critical shift in the Hudson River Derby that will make it a compelling match for years to come.

From boredom to terror: A glimpse into the life of a backup goalkeeperFour Four Two
They face long stretches of relative inactivity punctuated by moments of fright. How do backup ‘keepers cope?

Atlanta United names new VP of Business Operations Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta United announced on Monday that they’ve hired Catie Griggs as the club’s new Vice President of Business Operations. She replaces Ann Rodriguez who departed the club this summer to pursue a career with the WNBA.

Texas supporters groups aid Houston relief effort Soccer America
Supporters groups representing FC Dallas (Dallas Beer Guardians) and San Antonio FC (210 Alliance) are supporting their colleagues at the Texian Army (Houston Dynamo) in relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey on the Texas coast.

How MLS fans can help those affected by Hurricane Harvey MLS
Major League Soccer is partnering with the American Red Cross to help those affected by the hurricane and its aftermath. The Houston Dynamo are in touch with the local Red Cross to support efforts in their community. But no matter where you are, you can help.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, Seattle Sounders FC 1, August 23, 2017BC Soccer Web
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CANADA WEST MSOC PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds 1, TWU Spartans 0, August 26, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Cascades women’s soccer wraps up preseason, goes 1-3 on stateside swingUFV
The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team closed the book on its preseason schedule, posting a 1-3 record on a trip through Washington and Oregon.

T-wolves off to a great startPrince George Citizen
It was Ty Venhola’s 23rd birthday Sunday and instead of receiving presents, he gave out gifts to his UNBC men’s soccer teammates. Like the save he made on Thompson Rivers University WolfPack midfielder Brandon Mendez, with only about 17 minutes left and the T-wolves clinging to 2-1 lead over their U Sports Canada West Conference rivals.

First-year Kathryn Harvey (Coquitlam, B.C.) and fourth-year Danae Derksen (Delta, B.C.) each scored for the Spartans as the Trinity Western’s women’s soccer team completed its preseason schedule with a 2-0 win over the University of Puget Sound Sunday.

PACWEST Impact Athletes: Langara FalconsPacWest
The Langara Falcons women’s and men’s teams have retooled this offseason and are ready to compete when the campaign opens in a couple of weeks. But who will make the Falcons fly in 2017 and make an impact?

Challenge Sports soccer camp comes to Prince RupertNorthern View
The city’s young soccer players received some international training Aug. 21-25 at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre field. More than 36 young soccer players aged 7 – 12 worked on their playing skills during the Challenger Sports soccer camp.

BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book RecommendationsBC 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, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in ReviewBCSA
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
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2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017BC Soccer Web
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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!

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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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Brampton’s Stalteri and Hutchinson honoured before Canada soccer matchBrampton Guardian
Two of Brampton’s finest ever male soccer players will be honoured as Canada’s men’s national soccer team faces Jamaica Saturday, Sept. 2 at BMO Field in Toronto.

AUDIO: Canadian team on the rise under coach ZambranoSportsnet
Toronto FC midfielder Jay Chapman joined Jeff Blair and special guest co-host (and TFC teammate) Alex Bono to discuss being in training camp ahead of Canada’s friendly vs. Jamaica on Saturday at BMO Field.

A Swedish Cup trophy for Ella and Erin The Equalizer
Erin McLeod and Ella Masar McLeod were both starters for FC Rosengard on Sunday when they upended Linkopings, 1-0, to take down the Swedish Cup. It marked the second year in a row that Rosengard defeated Linkopings in the final.

UNB men’s soccer determined to make amendsThe Brunswickan
After V-Reds men’s soccer team fell short last season by losing in the conference semi-finals, head coach Miles Pinsent and his strong returning squad have high hopes for the upcoming year.

Mustangs soccer and football seasons off to strong startsWestern Gazette
The men’s and women’s soccer teams and the football team were in action this weekend, kicking off their regular seasons against the York Lions.

Blues women’s soccer defeats Nipissing Lakers in home opener The Varsity
With last season’s leading scorer Natasha Klasios representing Canada at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues’ fourth-year striker Chelsea Cheung led the way with a brace as the Blues women earned a key 3–1 victory over the Nipissing Lakers in their home opener at Varsity Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Soccer Preview: Returning Players Key to Stingers SeasonThe Link
The Concordia Stingers women’s soccer team will have plenty to prove this season, and head Coach Jorge Sanchez will look to veteran players to help guide the team.

London soccer: Azzurri masters women’s team heads to nationalsLondon Free Press
The London Marconi Azzurri masters women’s soccer team doesn’t get to play together often. But when they do, they make it count.

Summerside soccer team caps undefeated seasonJournal-Pioneer
The Summerside United completed an undefeated season in the Subway P.E.I. Under-20 Girls Soccer League on Monday night.

What will we stand for?Whitby This Week
These days, with the constant bombardment of news stories about people becoming physically violent against others because of either racial, religious, or sexual orientation differences, the last place we should allow this kind of anger is at a house league soccer game within our own community. Everyone at that game had an opportunity to speak in unison, quell the aggression with one united voice and say “enough.” Yet all but one parent stood silent.

Ontario Soccer announces 2nd Annual Match Officials Appreciation DayOntario Soccer
Ontario Soccer, in partnership with Toronto FC, is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Match Officials Appreciation Day at BMO Field. Join us on October 15, 2017 to celebrate award winners from our 21 District Associations across the province.

Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 NovemberCSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.

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USL PHOTOS: WFC2 2 LA Galaxy II 1, August 27, 2017BC Soccer Web
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Ameobi’s spin and strike earns forward NASL Play of the Week honoursFC Edmonton
Ameobi’s sixth of the year was a memorable one, all started with a great ball forward from Corea.

FC Edmonton logging huge travel miles this seasonEdmonton Sun
If you were to be informed that an Edmonton team will fly more miles this season than any other team in all of professional sports in North America, you’d likely guess the Oilers.

Lashbrook Unveils Las Vegas Lights FCUSL
On Tuesday morning at 12:01 a.m. PT, Las Vegas Soccer LLC announced Las Vegas Lights Football Club will be the official name for the organization’s expansion United Soccer League team, which will begin play at Cashman Field in downtown Las Vegas during the 2018 season.

Reno’s Kelly Earns Jamaica Call-UpUSL
USL Golden Boot leader Dane Kelly of Reno 1868 FC has been selected in Jamaica’s squad for its upcoming international exhibition against Canada, the standout USL forward’s first selection to the full national team.

11 Things – USL Week 23San Antonio FC
Each of the top-three teams in the Eastern Conference suffered defeat, a boon for one team that closed the gap in the race for homefield advantage. The Western Conference went more to form but still left things very open in the race for the USL Cup Playoffs. A blip or a sign of things to come? We’ll find out very quickly.

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Women’s Champions League qualifying reportUEFA
Gintra, Olimpia Cluj, Ajax, Medyk, Apollon, Minsk, Stjarnan, BIIK, Avaldsnes, PAOK and best runners-up Zürich have progressed from the ten qualifying round groups.

Hibs knocked out of Women’s Champions League after draw with ClujBBC Sport
Hibernian were knocked out of the Women’s Champions League despite remaining unbeaten in qualifying.

#SBSSWPL Round-up – 27/8/17Scottish WPL
The Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 returned and there were impressive wins for Stirling University and Rangers, whilst in the SBSSWPL 2, Buchan and EUHV picked up important victories.

Soccer America Women’s College Top 25Soccer America
Penn State moved into the top spot in the Soccer America Women’s College 25 rankings after last week’s No. 1 Stanford (3-2 at Florida) and No. 2 West Virginia (2-1 to Virginia) both lost. UCLA, Florida and Virginia moved up to 2-3-4.

Victory sign Wesfield Matildas defender W-League
Melbourne Victory have bolstered their squad for the upcoming Westfield W-League season with the signing of Matildas defender Laura Alleway on a two-year deal.

Juventus women’s team hits the ground running with 13-0 debut winInside World Football
Juventus’ women’s team defeated Torino Calcio Femminile 13-0 in a Coppa Italia match on Sunday to win their first ever competitive game.

From Kansas with love: Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch always has her mother in her cornerOregonian
Raqual Franch watched in awe from her seat on the east side of Providence Park. Her daughter, Adrianna Franch, had just thrown her body toward the corner of the net and knocked away a tremendous shot from Houston Dash midfielder Caity Heap, preserving a critical lead for the Portland Thorns in early August. A roar from the exuberant crowd of 18,243 reverberated through the stadium.

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PSG on collision course with Uefa over FFP following Kylian Mbappe buy-to-loan dealThe Telegraph
Paris Saint-Germain are on a collision course with Uefa over the extraordinary loan-to-buy deal they have engineered for Kylian Mbappé in a bid to avoid breaching Financial Fair Play regulations for a second time.

Liverpool make club-record bid for Arsenal target LemarSN
Liverpool are attempting to push through a club-record deal for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar understood to be worth over £70 million inclusive of extras, with the France international enthusiastic over a switch to Anfield.

Manchester City offer Raheem Sterling in bid to sign Arsenal’s Alexis SánchezThe Guardian
Manchester City have attempted to break the impasse over Alexis Sánchez’s future at Arsenal by indicating that they would be prepared to include Raheem Sterling in a deal for the Chilean forward.

Arsenal’s Struggles Mount, Tarnishing Arsène Wenger’s LegacyNY Times
For a minute or so, Arsenal’s players had to wait. Mohamed Salah had just scored Liverpool’s third goal of four, the one that turned an Arsenal defeat on Sunday into a humiliation, and he was being mobbed by his teammates in the corner of Anfield where the Kop meets the new, soaring Main Stand.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Chelsea set to sign Arsenal midfielder for £40mBBC Sport
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is close to joining Premier League champions Chelsea for £40m.

Lyon land DiopLigue 1
Olympique Lyonnais have announced the signature of their seventh summer recruit, Spain U19 international midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop from Celta Vigo on a reported five-year, €10m deal (plus €4m in bonuses).

Who needs what in the final days of the window?NBC Sports
We take a look below with plenty of business to be done with just four days to go.

Sampaoli rings the changes for ArgentinaFIFA
After presiding over two friendlies, Jorge Sampaoli makes his FIFA World Cup™ qualifying debut as Argentina coach on Thursday. It will be a baptism of fire, too. With La Albiceleste lying fifth in the table and in need of points if they are to claim one of the four direct tickets to Russia 2018, he will take his side on a perilous trip to Uruguay.

World Cup qualifying: State of play in the Asian groups NBC Sports
Iran and Brazil, along with host Russia, are the only teams so far assured of a place at the 2018 World Cup. Three more Asian teams will secure their place in the tournament draw in December over the next week as qualifying resumes.

Dortmund bus bomb suspect charged with attempted murder SN
German prosecutors have charged the man suspected of targeting the Borussia Dortmund team bus in an April nail-bomb attack with 28 counts of attempted murder.

Why Girona? Manchester City’s deal with Pep Guardiola’s brother raises questionsThe Guardian
Of all the football deals in all the world, what attracted Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi owner and executives to go into business with their manager Pep Guardiola’s brother and agent?

Iran drop Shojaei over Maccabi game, Queiroz warns of ‘winds of havoc’ Inside World Football
Despite intervention by FIFA and a fan backlash, team captain Masoud Shojaei has been left out of Iran’s final World Cup qualifiers against South Korea and Syria after playing against an Israeli club for the Greek team that pays his salary.

Soccer America Men’s College Top 25 Soccer America
Stanford remained No. 1 in the Soccer America Men’s College 25 rankings. The top 11 teams in the SA Preseason rankings all won in Week 1.

Target’s move from NASCAR to soccer could change the face of the youth game in the USHowler
A major investment that could have a big impact on the expansion of youth soccer in America.

Soccer City USA Breaks New Ground At Youth FacilityProst Amerika
Eastside Timbers plans for the complex include 3 lighted turf fields, a clubhouse with multiple futsal courts, a physical therapy clinic, restaurant, gym and more. The outdoor fields are on schedule to be completed by the end of 2017, and the clubhouse is on track to be completed in the first half of 2018.

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