BC Soccer News, Tuesday, August 30, 2016






Table-watching: Cascadia Cup, playoff races heating upWhitecaps FC
The Cascadia Cup will be awarded on October 23 at BC Place. After Portland’s 4-2 win over Seattle on Sunday night, we can now say for certain that no team can claim the Cascadia Cup until the final week of the regular season.

Whitecaps still trying to figure things outFour Four Two
The pivotal players from last year’s 16-win campaign either are gone or have underperformed, defensive errors repeatedly bring doom, and putting the ball into the net has been tougher than it ought to be, at least in the past six weeks. So why is Carl Robinson so upbeat about his club’s prospects in snaring a playoff berth and putting up a fight for the MLS Cup title?

Marcel De Jong makes MLS Team of the Week bench after scoreless draw with LAWhitecaps FC
Marcel De Jong was named to the MLS Team of the Week bench today after helping Vancouver Whitecaps FC keep a clean sheet in Saturday’s scoreless draw with LA Galaxy.

Sources: Galaxy pushing to unload Nigel De JongGoal
The LA Galaxy are desperately trying to unload midfielder Nigel de Jong before the close of the European transfer window, sources have confirmed to Goal USA.

Quakes president looks for fresh start after John Doyle’s ouster as GM –  MLS
A combination of poor results and low style points cost the San Jose Earthquakes’ ultimate survivor his job.

MLS international call-ups for September FIFA window  –MLS
After a quick break following the conclusion of various summer tournaments, international soccer will get back in full swing in September with a full slate of World Cup qualifiers.

Sources: Gyasi Zardes sidelined by broken footGoal
U.S. national team forward and LA Galaxy standout Gyasi Zardes could miss the rest of the 2016 season after suffering a broken foot on Sunday, sources have confirmed to Goal USA.

New England Revolution waive Guinea-Bissau defender SambaMLS
The New England Revolution waived defender Samba on Monday, after he appeared in just two league matches with one start this season.

Eastern Conference Roundup: Week 25Columbus Crew
With another action-packed week of MLS play is in the books, let’s take a look at how the Eastern Conference stands after Week 25.

Giovinco to help aid earthquake victims in ItalyGoal
Reigning MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco is auctioning off his signed and match-worn Toronto FC jersey to help raise money for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Italy.

Former Impact player Eduardo Sebrango becomes U14 coach in team’s AcademyMontreal Gazette
Former Montreal Impact player Eduardo Sebrango has returned to the team as the head coach of the Impact U14 team, the MLS squad announced on Monday.

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WolfPack stun Vikes, blow lead to T-Birds Kamloops This Week
On Saturday afternoon, Justin Donaldson made no attempt to hide his frustration with Thompson Rivers WolfPack’s loss. On Sunday afternoon, he made sure it wouldn’t happen again.

Whitecaps FC announce U-18 Residency roster for the 2016-17 seasonWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the club’s U-18 Residency roster for the 2016-17 United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season. The opening league match for the ‘Caps is on Saturday, September 3 on the road at Sacramento Republic FC.

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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FC Edmonton’s Nik Ledgerwood to join team Canada in what he recalls as hostile territoryEdmonton Sun
Going to Honduras and trying to earn at least a point in a crucial World Cup qualifying match Friday is not going to be easy for Canada. Colin Miller has been there. Yet, the FC Edmonton head coach and former national team member believes the current Canadian squad, featuring midfielder Nik Ledgerwood, can get the job done.

Sigma Drops 2-0 Result To Blue Ten Man Blue DevilsLeague1 Ontario
Oakville Blue Devils continue to demonstrate late season form, dropping west division leader’s Sigma FC 2-0 after goals from Filipe Vilela (69′) and Judah Hernandez (78′), and all with ten men after keeper Karman Saini was dismissed inside the first half-hour.

OUA Notebook: Algoma soccer season opens, locals see action in footballSoo Today
The OUA soccer season has begun for Algoma University. In football action, a number of local players got into the lineup at their respective schools as the season opened.

After dismal seasons, Voyageurs hope for better men’s soccer resultsSudbury.com
After surrendering 59 combined goals over the past two seasons, change was imminent for the Laurentian Voyageurs men’s soccer team.

United sweeps under-17 titlesJournal Pioneer
The Summerside United won the Subway P.E.I. Under-17 Girls Soccer League (First Division) Provincial Cup championship in Stratford on Saturday.

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USL Week 23 Recap: NYRB and Toros Show Dominance Empire of Soccer
USL Week 23 was all about galvanizing playoff spots and putting the opposition on notice. New York’s two wins set them up as not only the favorites at the top of the East, but also as potential USL Championship contenders.

USL Playoff Math: Swope Park Rangers in crowded race with six games to goSporting KC
With four weeks remaining in the United Soccer League regular season, the Western Conference’s eight berths in the 2016 USL Playoffs are all up for grabs. Where do the Swope Park Rangers (9-9-6, 33 pts) stack up in the postseason picture? Find out below in the debut of SportingKC.com’s weekly “USL Playoff Math” series.

Late Strike Lifts Seattle Past PortlandUSL
Jordan Schweitzer scored the winner with two minutes to go as Seattle Sounders FC 2 took a 2-1 victory against the Portland Timbers 2 on Monday night at Starfire Stadium.

Rayo OKC playing surface removed by minority ownerNewsOK
Rayo OKC once again finds itself in another off-the-field controversy. The NASL team announced in a statement Monday that 40 of the 92 temporary artificial turf pallets were removed from Yukon High School’s Miller Field last Wednesday. The team said that minority owner Sean Jones later met with the club that afternoon and confirmed he ordered the pallets’ removal from the stadium.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos grab top spot , Eddies fall shy of league record and moreSBI
The Fall Season standings in the NASL did not change too much, but there is a new team sitting on top of the table.

Cosmos’ Andres Flores Named NASL Player of the WeekEmpire of Soccer
The New York Cosmos posted six goals in their victory against the Carolina RailHawks over the weekend. The impressive tally is the most the reincarnated Cosmos have ever scored in a single NASL match since joining the league in 2013.

Galaxy II’s Payeras Named to Guatemala SquadUSL
Defender will join team for World Cup Qualifiers against Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

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Rosengard win cup, Chicago eye play-offsFIFA
Following the conclusion of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, the protagonists are slowly returning to their everyday routines at club level, although some can enjoy a somewhat longer break than others. In the USA the Chicago Red Stars are closing in on a play-off spot, whilst in Sweden – winners of the silver medal in Rio – FC Rosengard lifted the Svenska Cupen.

WSL 1 Week 11 Round-Up: Wins for four of the top five as City maintain ten-point leadVavel
Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal all scooped maximum points.

Dash’s Carli Lloyd says absence ‘none of anyone’s business’Houston Chronicle
Carli Lloyd finally returned to Houston and her Dash teammates Monday morning, citing a personal commitment “that really is none of anyone’s business” for her extended absence.

NWSL Rewind Week 16: Solo, Lloyd are no-shows; Rapinoe scores in debutEmpire of Soccer
Carli Lloyd’s return will be delayed a week. Megan Rapinoe came back this weekend and scored her first goal of the year. And Hope Solo won’t be playing anytime soon in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

WSL 1 – The Relegation Race: Will the Belles avoid the drop?Vavel
With Reading, Sunderland and Notts precariously placed nothing is a foregone conclusion.

From desolation to redemption for England’s BassettFIFA
“I wish no-one knew my name.” Strange sentiments from any top-level footballer, and yet Laura Bassett meant every word. At the time, she firmly believed that her name would only ever be associated with one thing, and one cursed moment.

Damallsvenskan – Week 13 round-up: Key wins in the battle against relegationVavel
FC Rosengard and Linkopings FC were both out of action, but who picked up points in their absence?

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Road to World Cup begins with first European QualifiersUEFA
European Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup start on Sunday, with Germany launching their title defense in Norway and UEFA EURO 2016 winners Portugal facing Switzerland.

Barcelona sign €30m Valencia striker Alcacer Four Four Two
Paco Alcacer joins Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez as part of a formidable attacking line-up at Barcelona.

Rooney remains captain, back as forward for EnglandSportsnet
Wayne Rooney will remain as England captain but his midfield experiment with the national team is over, with the Manchester United veteran set to revert to playing as a deep-lying forward under new coach Sam Allardyce.

Rooney to quit England after 2018 World CupYahoo Sports
Wayne Rooney will end his England career after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the striker said on Tuesday.

Watch all the best goals from matchday 3 of the Premier League, including Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy strike vs. Swansea City.

Asia’s final twelve seek early advantage on the road to Russia 2018AFC
This coming Thursday will see Asia’s twelve remaining Russia 2018 hopefuls do battle across the length and breadth of the continent in the hope of getting off to the perfect start in the final Group Stage.

Siasia quits Nigerian struggle after ‘turbulent’ Olympic success Inside World Football
Samson Siasia, who coached Nigeria’s men’s  team to a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, has decided to pack in working in the country because of what he describes as “a disrespectful system”.

Roman Zozulya on the Grim Reality of Ukrainian FootballFutbolgrad
The Ukrainian striker Roman Zozulya has spoken out about his time at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Dnipro, which was for the longest time the closest challenger to Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar Donetsk’s hegemony over Ukrainian football, experienced severe financial difficulties this summer.

Being frozen out at a football club is ‘professional trauma’ akin to a partner leaving The Guardian
Sports psychologists are important to footballers who have been told it’s over and don’t want it to be, who have gone ‘from something to damn all’.

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