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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
L.A. GALAXY vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
MLS MATCHDAY #18
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017, 7:30 PM
STUB HUB CENTER, CARSON, CA.
TV: TSN RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN GO
Episode 210 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Chicken on a Bear with guests Carl Robinson, Fredy Montero, Cole Seiler, and Sem de Wit) – AFTN
Woah. We’re halfway there. Are Vancouver Whitecaps’ playoff hopes living on a prayer or are they on a firmer footing? We look at the high and lows of the season so far, and what may lie ahead, as we chat with head coach Carl Robinson and striker Fredy Montero.
Whitecaps hope to carry momentum into second half of MLS season – The Province
The Vancouver Whitecaps head into the second half of the Major League Soccer season feeling happy about where they are and the direction the team is heading.
MLS Preview and Prediction: LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps – MLS GB
LA Galaxy take on Vancouver Whitecaps at StubHub Center on Wednesday night. Major League Soccer returns after a short break for the Gold Cup, although several players remain absent as they take part in the knockout rounds of the international competition.
Seattle Sounders FC vs. DC United | 2017 MLS Match Preview – MLS
The Seattle Sounders will return from the Gold Cup break attempting to navigate life without their top two forwards.
Red Bulls Notebook: Winning Cures a Lot of Doubts – Empire of Soccer
Does confidence breed winning, or does winning breed confidence? After two victories in eight days in New England, a place where – and this goes well back into the MetroStars days — New York had one only once in 15 years, the Red Bulls are feeling pretty good about themselves.
Greg Vanney survived a Kreisis to become Toronto FC’s best coach – Waking the Red
The American has signed a new contract with the Reds after proving beyond doubt that he is the man to lead the club forwards.
Houston Dynamo sign Argentinian midfielder Tomás Martínez – Houston Dynamo
The Houston Dynamo have signed Argentinean midfielder Tomás Martínez as a Young Designated Player, the club announced today. Martínez will the Dynamo on a full transfer from Sporting Clube de Braga in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa.
Philadelphia Union Sign Midfielder Anthony Fontana As A Homegrown Player – Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union today announced that midfielder Anthony Fontana has signed a professional contract with the club, becoming a Homegrown Player. A 17-year-old midfielder from Newark, Delaware, Fontana is the sixth Homegrown Player in Union history. The signing is for Fontana to officially join the Union as of January 1, 2018, at which time he will be added to the club’s active roster.
MLS: Philly draws own path with another HG signing – Soccer America
Each MLS club has its own Homegrown strategy, based on its player market, supporting structure and, of course, ambitions. The Philadelphia Union is using its USL team, Bethlehem Steel, to fast-track academy players. Its newest first-team signing: 17-year-old midfielder Anthony Fontana.
Ciman: It was my turn to make a sacrifice – FIFA
“Fortune is fate’s favourite disguise,” wrote the French playwright Sacha Guitry, a quote that Belgium defender Laurent Ciman can perhaps relate to now that his international career has taken on a whole new dimension since he chose to play his club football in Canada. No one is more surprised about the reversal in his fortunes than Ciman himself, not least because he was thinking of giving up the game on crossing the Atlantic.
Real Salt Lake 1, Manchester United 2 | International Friendly Recap – MLS
Real Salt Lake took the lead and twice came close to an equalizer in the second half, but 10-man Manchester United held on for a narrow 2-1 exhibition victory at a sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium on Monday night.
Crew 1, Entracht Frankfurt 0 | Crew turns hard work during break into win in international friendly – Columbus Dispatch
Throughout the week leading up to an international friendly with German club Eintracht Frankfurt, Crew SC coach Gregg Berhalter painted the match as a reward for his team’s hard work in seven training sessions to begin the Gold Cup break.
LA Galaxy’s search for new talent 10 years after signing David Beckham – CNN
Fast-forward a decade and Beckham is appearing on late-night American TV chat shows and generally being a worldwide A-lister. Meanwhile, LA Galaxy is scouting for players in Barnet, an area of north London whose only connection to soccer is their English League Two football team.
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, New York City FC 2, July 5, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Men’s and Women’s BC Soccer Canada Games Teams Announced – BCSA
The BC Women’s and Men’s Soccer Teams for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. have been selected. The Women’s team is a mixture of Whitecaps FC REX in partnership with BC Soccer players and EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League players. The Men’s team are all players from the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League. To view the Women’s and Men’s rosters including coaching staff.
What the Indigenous Games means to Alex Nelson, a residential school survivor – Metro
Sports mean much more than what’s on the scoreboard for Alex Nelson. The 70-year-old soccer coach for British Columbia’s under-16 boys soccer team has been involved in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) since it debuted in 1990. For him, the lessons learned in the game have great meaning and can help shape communities for the better.
Join our family: Become a Whitecaps FC Billet Home – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are currently seeking billet homes in the west side of Vancouver for the club’s young players in the Residency program.
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.
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!
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.
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
CONCACAF GOLD CUP 2017
CANADA vs. JAMAICA
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017, 4:30 PM
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM, GLENDALE, AZ.
TV: TSN ONLINE: TSN GO
Canadian teenage sensation Davies leads Gold Cup group stage Best XI – ESPN FC
The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage is done and dusted, so now it’s time to highlight the players who distinguished themselves in their first three respective matches.
AUDIO: Canada shows promise at Gold Cup, but it hasn’t yet turned the corner – Sportsnet
Soccer reporter John Molinaro joined Sportsnet 590 The FAN to discuss Canada’s performance in the group stage of the Gold Cup, Scott Arfield’s importance for the national team, how Cyle Larin might mesh with Junior Hoilett and Alphonso Davies, and the general progress of the men’s program.
How should Canada use Cyle Larin in the Gold Cup knockout stage? – Waking the Red
When it comes to the Canadian men’s national team, Cyle Larin has become a polarizing figure. The 22-year-old MLS star is just that for Orlando City: one of the most dangerous strikers in the league. For his country, though, he tends to go missing.
Soccer Star Christine Sinclair sets her sights on Beating MS through supporting A&W’s Burgers to Beat MS – Cision
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada are pleased to announce that two-time Olympic bronze medalist and Canadian women’s national soccer team captain Christine Sinclair has joined the fight to beat MS through supporting A&W’s nation-wide Burgers to Beat MS campaign. She will travel to select A&W restaurants across Canada on August 23rd and 24th, meeting the staff and guests, and helping to raise money.
League1 Announces Final Selection For #L1OAll-Star 2017 Match Versus PLSQ – League1 Ontario
The 2017 League1 Ontario Men’s All-Star match takes place this Wednesday July 19 at the Ontario Soccer Centre and marks an historic occasion; the best of League1 Ontario (L1O) takes on a visiting team for the first time – the Premiere Ligue de Soccer du Québec (PLSQ) All-Stars.
North American Indigenous Games kick off in Toronto – RCI
More than 5,000 athletes from across North America are in Toronto this week to take part in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), which are being held in Eastern Canada for the first time in 25 years.
No place like Kansas for Sherwood soccer standout – Sherwood Park News
Amer Didic is flying high in a way that even his pilot father could only dream of. The Sherwood Park soccer standout recently signed a Major League Soccer (MLS) contract for the 2017 season with options for 2018, 2019 and 2020 with Sporting Kansas City.
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
ORANGE COUNTY SC vs. WFC2
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, 5:00 PM
ANTEATER STADIUM, IRVINE, CA.
FC Edmonton to regroup after difficult Spring Season – Edmonton Sun
FC Edmonton needs to find someone who can score. Through 16 games in the North American Soccer League Spring Season, the local professional club scored just 11 goals.
USL Week 17 Rewind: FC Cincinnati makes road statement, Independence roll, and more – SBI
FC Cincinnati made a big statement on the road against Louisville City, earning a hard fought victory away from home in their attempt to climb the Eastern Conference table.
Battery Announce Van Schaik’s Return – USL
The Charleston Battery announced the return to the club of Jarad van Schaik on Monday, with the central midfielder signing for the remainder of the 2017 USL season, pending league and USSF approval.
Armada FC to make big announcement this week – Jacksonville Business Journal
On the heels of the Jacksonville Armada soccer team sporting a new jersey sponsor on the front of their uniforms for the first time this season, the Armada may also have a new owner this week.
USL Partners with T&B Equipment Co. – USL
Agreement to become Official Modular Stadium and Seating Supplier encompasses all league properties.
USL PHOTOS: WFC2 1, Reno 1868 FC 1, July 15, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Euro Day 2: Russia leads Group B after win, Germany-Sweden draw – The Equalizer
For the first time in a competitive match, Sweden escaped unscathed and unbeaten by Germany. In each of their previous 11 meetings, Germany walked away the victors, but today Pia Sundhage’s side were able to hold Germany off and end the game in a scoreless draw. Germany, six-time reigning EURO Champion and a heavy favorite going into the match, outperformed Sweden in almost every attacking area, but Sweden’s defense, led by veteran defender Nilla Fischer, were able to prevent Germany from breaking the deadlock.
England Women v Scotland Women preview: Scots make major tournament debut – Sky Sports
Scotland will make their tournament debut as they take on England in their opening match of the Women’s Euros.
Newcomers looking for any advantage as they seek to challenge established order – DW
Five countries have qualified for the Women’s Euro for the first time. All are considered outsiders, but a couple of them, at least, believe they are capable of pulling off the odd upset.
Euro 2017: Magda Eriksson talks defensive versatility and leaving Linköping – Vavel
Swedish defender looks to the positives after an eye-catching draw against Germany.
Euro 2017 is a chance to showcase how far women’s football has come – The Guardian
As the women’s game grows and professionalism increases, so does that technical ability and pace – which we will be able to see in the Netherlands.
VIDEO: UEFA TV Streaming all Women’s EURO 2017 Matches – YouTube
You can watch the entire Euro 2017 tournament live on Uefa’s YouTube Channel.
NWSL Rewind: Thorns take statement win (for themselves) – Soccer America
The NWSL playoff race tightened as the Portland Thorns, last year’s Shield winners, moved into the top four with a 1-0 win over the leader North Carolina Courage in front of 16,804 fans at Providence Park.
Heffernan pleased by Wexford’s new edge – Irish WNL
Wexford Youths WFC manager Laura Heffernan wore a satisfied smile after her charges overcame UCD Waves 2-1 in an entertaining Continental Tyres Women’s National League match at Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday evening.
The Unknown International: Amandine Henry – Backline Soccer
The NWSL may be the American women’s soccer league, but some of their strongest players come from all around the world. This series will look at some of those internationals that you may not know a lot about. Each article will highlight their style of play, the role they play on their national team, and the role they play in their club.
Unpaid Italian coaches forced out of Trinidad as questions mount over TTFA monies – Inside World Football
Trinidad and Tobago FA president David John-Williams who two weeks caught the ire of his members at the federation’s extra ordinary general meeting, this week could be facing a $600,000 plus lawsuit for failing to pay the Italian coaches of its women’s team.
When Football Banned Women: Clare Balding exposes a historical scandal – iNews
Clare Balding’s fascinating exposé ‘When Football Banned Women’ is an eye-opening documentary looking at a time when female play was celebrated and hugely popular. Before it was banned by the authorities.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Gold Cup Quarterfinals: A Look Ahead – SBI
The 2017 Gold Cup has reached the knockout stage, with the remaining eight sides competing in the quarterfinals on Wednesday and Thursday.
FIFA executive and son arrested in Spanish corruption investigation – Toronto Star
Angel Maria Villar was arrested Tuesday along with his son and three more federation executives while raids were carried out at the federation headquarters.
Barcelona post record revenues of €708million – SN
Barcelona recorded record revenues of €708million during the 2016-17 financial year, according to their latest set of results.
Former Swansea City forward Michu retires from football aged 31 – Vavel
The former Spanish international has called it a day on his playing career.
Retired Francesco Totti ready to begin new role in Roma management – Sportsnet
Recently retired Roma captain Francesco Totti is ready to begin his new role working in the club’s management, without any specific role for now.
Liverpool fans must debate safe standing says Spirit of Shankly fans’ group – BBC Sport
A leading Liverpool fans’ group has warned members they need to discuss the issue of safe standing or risk “the conversation happening around them”.
Premier League: 20 players ready to make a breakthrough next season – The Guardian
A club-by-club guide to the rising stars who could make a mark in 2017-18, including Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson and West Brom’s Sam Field
Claudio Ranieri: The Phone Call – The Players’ Tribune
I want to talk about happiness. There is too much unhappiness in football, no? Let’s talk about happiness for a moment. Last year, when Leicester City was at the top of the table, everyone had started to take notice of our little city. But I kept reminding the players every week to just stay focused on one thing: working hard. Hard work is the only thing we could be sure of.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca