BC Soccer News, Tuesday, July 11, 2017



WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017, 7:30 PM

Whitecaps wheeling and dealing already underway as summer transfer window opens AFTN
The North American summer transfer window opened today and it didn’t take Vancouver Whitecaps long to get down to business.

A look at the biggest transfer needs for MLS Supporters’ Shield contendersSBI
The summer transfer window is a funny one. At this point in the season, you generally know what you have and what you don’t, but the process of addressing those needs in the mid-summer window is a tough one. Midseason additions always bring in mixed results, and adding the wrong one could set teams back in a major way.

MLS: Loons like Scotsman Nicholson’s skill setSoccer America
MLS’s summer transfer window opened on Monday and Minnesota United made the first announcement since its opening with the signing of Scotsman Sam Nicholson, a 22-year-old midfielder from Hearts.

Earthquakes top Galaxy to earn passage to U.S. Open Cup semifinalsSBI
The result of this year’s third California Clasico has the San Jose Earthquakes two games out of U.S. Open Cup glory.

Toronto FC’s Victor Vazquez might be the best playmaker in MLS, and very few are talking about himToronto Sun
Just as Vazquez, Major League Soccer’s current co-leader in assists, has been amazed by Michael Bradley’s elevated status within North America, many are astonished at the lack of exposure Vazquez himself has received.

Toronto FC take Gremio right-back Raul on trialWaking the Red
The 20-year-old, who has represented Brazil at Under-20 level, has travelled to Toronto as the Reds search for depth at wing-back.

Impact hope to be rested and healthy for home games after mid-season breakCTV
It was coincidence that Major League Soccer’s mid-season break came just as the Montreal Impact reached the half-way point of their regular season.

Dom Dwyer’s hot start for USA could lead to big payday with Sporting KCSN
Dom Dwyer was only six years old when the classic sports movie “Jerry Maguire” came out, but the Sporting Kansas City and U.S. national team forward would get a kick out of watching it now because he may see a bit of himself in Rod Tidwell.

Don Garber issues latest update on MLS expansion NBC Sport
MLS Commissioner Don Garber has been speaking about Major League Soccer expansion once again.

MLS Expansion: Nashville punches above expectationsSoccer America
Nashville doesn’t jump out at you as a soccer town but the crowd of 47,662 at Nissan Stadium for Saturday’s USA-Panama game in the Gold Cup certainly got a lot of attention. It set a record for a soccer crowd in the state of Tennessee and confirmed the interest of MLS, which was in town to evaluate its expansion effort.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, New York City FC 2, July 5, 2017BC Soccer Web
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Stoke City FC Coaches at Kamloops Youth Soccer High Performance School


BC Provincial A Championships ResultsBCSA
Complete results from the BC Provincial A Championships (Male & Female) held in Surrey July 6-9.

The U13 – U18 Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial CupBCSA
Complete results from the BC Provincial B Championships (Male) held in Vernon July 6-9.

2017 Girl’s Provincial B Cup ResultsBCSA
Complete results from the BC Provincial B Championships (Female) held in Surrey July 6-9.

Highlanders cap tough season with hardwareTimes Colonist
The Victoria Highlanders are going nowhere near the post-season this year in the USL Premier Development League, but they still got to celebrate a championship Sunday at Centennial Stadium. The Highlanders defeated TSS Rovers of Burnaby to hoist the Juan de Fuca Plate, the supporters-based championship that goes to the winner of the season series between the two B.C. teams in the PDL Northwest Division.

3 p.m. PT kickoff time confirmed for Friday’s U-16 academy semifinal vs. AtlantaWhitecaps FC
Kickoff time has been confirmed as 3 p.m. PT for this Friday’s U-16 Development Academy championship semifinal between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Atlanta United FC. The winner will advance to the championship final on Sunday, July 16, to be played at 3:30 p.m. PT. All matches will take place at the StubHub Center soccer complex in Carson, California.

Delta Blaze are Crowned 2017 RASA Division One League ChampionsBC Soccer Web
Coaches Marcus Brougham and Geoff Salt of Delta Blaze are delighted over their team’s performance so far this season. With 9 consecutive victories and 27 points, Blaze win the RASA Division One League Championship while the season still has 3 weeks to play.

VIU names new coach for women’s soccer teamNanaimo News Bulletin
Vancouver Island University’s athletics department announced last week that Kevin Lindo has been named the new coach of the program.

Whitecaps summer soccer camps kick off in SquamishSquamish Chief
Veteran Whitecaps soccer player Sam Lenarduzzi can recall a moment when he thought of switching roles from a professional soccer player to a coach. While travelling in between games, he was paired with a younger player who was in his late teens. He saw little bit of himself in the junior player.

Five Soccer Quest Academy Girls Make TOFC U13 Intake ProgramSoccer Quest
Soccer Quest are pleased to announce that 5 Girls from their U11/12 Academy program have made the TOFC U13 intake team for the upcoming 2017/18 season. The even better news is that three of these players are playing a full year up an age group as they are only U12 for the 2017/18 season.

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.

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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PDL PHOTOS: TSS Rovers 2 Lane Utd. 2, May 12, 2017BC Soccer Web
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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.

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
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.

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 SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017, 4:30 PM

Group leaders Canada, Costa Rica battle in Tuesday CONCACAF Gold Cup clashCSA
Canada is looking to build on their momentum when they face Costa Rica in their second match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup in Houston, TX, USA. The two sides are first and second in Group A after the opening match, with Canada atop the group by virtue of their 4:2 victory over French Guiana and Costa Rica second with their 1:0 win over Honduras.

Canada can’t afford lapses vs. Costa Rica at Gold CupSportsnet
Canada will be looking to reach rarefied air on Tuesday night when it takes on Costa Rica in its second game at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Marcel de Jong offers mentor role amid Canada national team transformationMLS
Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada national team defender Marcel de Jong has been getting a pretty good view of Alphonso Davies’ rise for club and country.

Episode 208 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Canada’s Future Is Already Here – Gold Cup, Jordyn Huitema, John Herdman, and Steven Reid)AFTN
With MLS on a break, we turn our attention to the Canadian national teams this week, on both the men’s and the women’s side.

Arfield symbolic of new attitude in Canadian men’s teamSportsnet
Scott Arfield didn’t fully understand what he was getting into when he was called into Canada’s squad for this month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Edwards Cherishing Opportunity with CanadaUSL
Since his USL debut in March, 2015 for Toronto FC II as an Academy signing, the ascent of Raheem Edwards has been a rapid one.

Canada Soccer Women’s U-20 team take away valuable lessons from Australian tour CSA
Canada Soccer’s U-20 Women’s Team leaves down under having learned valuable lessons against two very different opponents, after splitting their two matches with a 4-1 win over the USA and a 1-0 loss to home side Australia.

Regina to host CPL info night about Sask. teamJune of 86
The information session will feature CPL project manager Paul Beirne along with Joe Belan and Lee Genier from the prospective Saskatchewan team’s ownership group.

CSMRO Griffons: Reigning Champions Salvage Draw Versus Dominant LongueuilThe Link
With the draw CSMRO now sit third in the PLSQ. They’ll looking to keep their three game unbeaten run intact as they travel to face FC Gatineau, Sunday August 13.

Skinner gaining experience with Valley United in NSSL Chronicle Herald
Spencer Skinner is trying to make the push. Coming off a season where she didn’t touch the pitch for the Acadia Axewomen, Skinner has emerged as the lead goal keeper for her club in the Nova Scotia Soccer League, one of the highest levels for amateur club soccer in the province.

Third generation of McKinnons to represent P.E.I. at Canada GamesPEI Guardian
Zachary Wall will have a special piece of family and Island history with him at the Canada Games this summer in Winnipeg.

Transgender athletes thwarted in pursuit of university sportsCBC
Testosterone, Alex Hahn learned, is forbidden. And how transgender athletes can fit into the university sports system depends on where they are.

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.

Canada WNT vs USWNT at BC Place, Vancouver – November 9 – Buy Tickets!




WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017, 12:00 PM

Forward Kyle Greig to Join FC CincinnatiCincinnati Soccer Talk
It looks as if a former player of FC Cincinnati Head Coach Alan Koch could be joining FCC to finish the 2017 season. Former Vancouver Whitecaps FC standout forward Kyle Greig looks to be joining the Orange & Blue from the Canadian MLS Club. The move has not officially be announced and there has been no comment on if the move is a transfer or loan.

WFC2 Spotlight Series: Thomas Sanner adds to his growing resumeWhitecaps FC
Last season, fans saw Alphonso Davies, Kyle Greig, Spencer Richey, and Brett Levis move up to Major League Soccer. Who’s next to follow their footsteps up the path to the first team?

Shiels, FC Edmonton part waysthe11.ca
Brought in as a “difference maker” before the start of the campaign, the Arsenal youth product and former Glasgow Rangers player was expected to be the linchpin for FC Edmonton’s offence. But, an injury-plagued spring season meant that Shiels scored just once so far in 2017. On Monday afternoon, the Eddies announced that Shiels and the team had parted ways.

USL Week 16 Rewind: Los Dos come from behind, Battery and Louisville draw, and more SBI
Even with two top teams meeting in the Eastern Conference, it was two teams from the bottom of the table providing the most intense action this weekend.

USL Surpasses 1 Million Attendance for 2017USL
The United Soccer League surpassed the 1 million attendance mark on Saturday night, as the league’s record-setting season at the turnstiles continued in another exciting weekend of action.

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NWSL Week In Review: Refereeing probably not as bad as you thinkThe Equalizer
There is a shortage of sports referees and officials in America, and if you’ve been around youth athletics, it probably didn’t take you long to figure out why, and it’s sadly likely that you have seen some of the disgusting behavior from parents, players, and, yup, coaches.

Kailen Sheridan: Not Your Average RookieBackline Soccer
Fact: Kailen Sheridan doesn’t play like a rookie goalkeeper.

LA Galaxy Foundation to host Women’s Leadership Series July 19 as part of Women in Soccer NightLA Galaxy
The panel event will coincide with Women in Soccer Night at StubHub Center, which features a match between the LA Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Women in Soccer Night will celebrate and honor women’s contributions to the sport of soccer and the rich history and vibrant future of the sport in Southern California.

Women’s EURO 2017 guide: Group BUEFA
Germany and Sweden will renew their rivalry in UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Group B, with Italy and Russia hoping to better the 2016 Olympic finalists: find out about the teams.

Scotland’s Gemma Fay on playing in Iceland, winning 200 caps and facing EnglandThe Guardian
The goalkeeper feared missing Euro 2017 when she injured an ankle at the start of the year but joining Stjarnan has ensured ‘from the bad comes good’.

ESPN’s Presentation of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Kicks off July 16ESPN
ESPN’s presentation of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 from The Netherlands will kick off Sunday, July 16, with the hosts facing off against Norway.

PNG, New Zealand headline U-20 Women’s World Cup aspirantsFIFA
It is only just over six months since Korea DPR were crowned FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup champions in Papua New Guinea. And once again Oceania is the focus with the first global qualifier for the 2018 edition of the tournament in France to be determined over the coming fortnight in Auckland.

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Bayern Munich sign James Rodríguez on two-year loan from Real Madrid The Guardian
Bayern Munich have signed James Rodríguez from Real Madrid in a two-year loan deal. The 25-year-old moves to the German champions after three seasons in the Spanish capital, where he never managed to secure a guaranteed starting place. Bayern have an option to buy the Colombian at the end of the loan deal.

Wayne Rooney: Everton striker hopes he can secure England returnBBC Sport
Wayne Rooney says he is not “moving into a retirement home” by rejoining Everton, and believes he can force his way back into the England squad.

Everton considering move for Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke – sourcesESPN FC
Everton are considering a move for Crystal Palace’s former Liverpool striker Christian Benteke after losing Romelu Lukaku, sources close to the Goodison Park club have told ESPN FC.

Transfer spend: Everton’s £85m guarantees them Top 6 finish, say statsInside World Football
The research from bookmakers sportingbet.com analyses the last 10 seasons of transfers, looking at how much clubs spend against their next season’s performance.

Theo Hernández’s move to Real clouds gentleman’s agreement with AtléticoThe Guardian
Real have broken their ‘non-aggression pact’ with Atlético to sign the teenage left-back for €24m, but is this a one-off or the start of frostier relations in Madrid?

The market is crazy – Benitez frustrated by Newcastle’s transfer troubles Four Four Two
With Newcastle United having only signed two players ahead of the new Premier League season, Rafael Benitez believes the market is “crazy”.

Kenny Tete bolsters brimming OL squadLigue 1
Olympique Lyonnais have continued their busy transfer window with the signing of Ajax youth academy graduate and Dutch international Kenny Tete from the Amsterdam club on a four-year, €4m deal.

Dominic Solanke: Liverpool sign 19-year-old Chelsea strikerBBC Sport
Liverpool have completed the signing of Chelsea’s teenage forward Dominic Solanke after his contract with the Premier League champions ended.

CEO Peter Moore is a breath of fresh air at Liverpool, but let’s hope it stays that wayVavel
Since his arrival as Liverpool’s new CEO at the beginning of June, former Electronic Arts chief Peter Moore has settled quickly into his new role.

Bologna hand Donadoni extended contractFour Four Two
Bologna have confirmed head coach Roberto Donadoni and his staff have agreed contract extensions, with their new deals running to 2019.

Television Distribution Threatens Competitiveness of the BundesligaFussballstadt
FC Bayern München are the richest club in the Bundesliga, and thanks to the Bundesliga’s television distribution deal are likely to remain the richest in the league for the foreseeable future thanks to the television distribution agreement, which in turn will create a major problem for the league’s competitiveness.

Lennon thanks fans, encourages those struggling to seek helpNBC Sports
Lennon’s mental health brought concern and support from fans of Everton, Tottenham, and football in general and the 30-year-old wants to thank his well-wishes and encourage those suffering to find help in their communities.

Three Keys in College RecruitingEmpire of Soccer
In college soccer recruiting, three things abide: ability, academics, character. But which is the most important?

Uefa’s Aleksander Ceferin talked about a salary cap – but could it ever happen?The Guardian
Aleksander Ceferin, Uefa’s president, has brought up a wage cap to curry favour with poorer leagues but is he being realistic in doing so?

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