BC Soccer News, Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, Portland Timbers FC 2, July 23, 2017 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux

Episode 211 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps v Portland Timbers postgame show)AFTN
The highs and lows of football in MLS in the space of five days. That was Vancouver Whitecaps’ week. We look back at whatever it was that played out at BC Place on Sunday afternoon in the Cascadian derby against Portland Timbers, and hear from both coaches, Vancouver’s Carl Robinson and Portland’s Caleb Porter, and our Timbers Man of the Match, Jake Gleeson.

VIDEO: Marinović: ‘I was getting a bit too comfortable’Whitecaps FC
New Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Stefan Marinović speaks to whitecapsfc.com for the first time.

Kiwis Abroad: Kiwi contingent grows in USVoxy
Before the developments of recent weeks, there were only four New Zealanders plying their trade in the Major League Soccer (MLS) system – Jake Gleeson (Portland Timbers), Kip Colvey (San Jose Earthquakes) and the Vancouver Whitecaps pair of Deklan Wynne and Francis de Vries.

MLS Week 20 Recap: What We LearnedEmpire of Soccer
Major League Soccer returned from its Gold Cup break with a goal-scoring outburst. More than 50 goals were stored in the 18 games, from midweek through the weekend. The highlight was Seattle’s thrilling comeback against woeful D.C. United last Wednesday.

D.C. fighting too many fires under Olsen, current ownership to truly growESPN FC
Sometimes a draw can feel like a loss. And sometimes a loss can feel like it goes deeper than the events of the day or a short-term run of form; instead, it says something more essential, more fundamental, about a team and its problems.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Fire looking to bounce back quickly after end of 11-match unbeaten runSBI
Bastian Schweinsteiger has been a part of plenty of long winning streaks throughout his career. Playing for Germany and Bayern Munich will do that for you. He’s been a part of some incredible teams and some incredible runs that have culminated in plenty of trophies and accolades.

Champions League ambitions a sign of culture change at TFCSportsnet
Being the best team in Major League Soccer isn’t enough for Toronto FC. The Reds currently sit in first place in the overall league standings, a position it’s held for most of this year. But they know from first-hand experience that regular season success doesn’t guarantee an MLS Cup, and that’s the goal. It’s not the only goal, though.

Wealthy Miami Heir Sues to Kill David Beckham Stadium DealMiami New Times
If Bruce Matheson wants to tank a real-estate deal, the heir to one of the richest and oldest families in all of Miami knows how to do it. He’s funding a new lawsuit in an attempt to kill soccer star David Beckham’s plan to build a huge stadium in one of Miami’s poorest neighborhoods.

Pro/rel component made $4B bid for MLS media rights a non-starterESPN FC
Four billion dollars. No matter the context in which you look at that figure, it is a significant amount of money. And, apparently it could have been put in MLS’ pocket in exchange for its worldwide media rights over a 10-year period.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, New York City FC 2, July 5, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Stoke City FC Coaches at Kamloops Youth Soccer High Performance School


Canada Soccer’s EXCEL program expands with opening of Vancouver Super REX Centre CSA
Canada Soccer, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and BC Soccer have partnered to open Canada’s second Super REX Centre in Vancouver, providing Canada’s top youth talent with a daily training environment that supports Canada’s elite women’s youth players through advanced curriculum. As a hub for Canada’s most promising National EXCEL players, the Super REX Centre will welcome relocated players who will experience a nationally aligned training environment with the highest operating standards.

Six Canadian youth national team members, four partner players join ‘Caps Super REXWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC, in partnership with BC Soccer and Canada Soccer, announced on Tuesday that the club’s Girls Elite program will now officially become a Super REX Centre, welcoming top women’s soccer prospects from across the country.

Nine BCSPL players selected for Whitecaps FC BC Soccer REX programWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday that nine players from the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) have been selected to join the Girls Elite Regional EXCEL (REX) program in partnership with BC Soccer.

In just over two week’s time the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) will stage the first of three week-long soccer schools.

Whitecaps hosting kids soccer camps this week in NanaimoNanaimo News Now
Young soccer players will have the chance to develop their skills and meet one of their heroes from the Vancouver Whitecaps this week. Mauro Rosales will be on hand along with other some other local coaches for a full week of drills and scrimmages at May Bennett Pioneer Park.

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
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, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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.

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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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.

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Kerala Blasters sign Iain Hume for 2017-18 Indian Super League seasonHindustan Times
Iain Hume, who is the all-time top scorer in the ISL with 23 goals across three seasons, was a part of the Kerala franchise in the first season of the tournament before moving to ATK.

Thunder Bay Chill secure Premier Development League’s central conference championshipCBC
he Thunder Bay, Ont., Chill soccer team continues its successful season. The team won the Premier Development League’s (PDL) central conference championship on Saturday, beating the Des Moines Menace 2-0 in Pontiac, Michigan.

Canada-Quebec loses 3-0 against FranceMontreal Impact
Following its 1-0 victory against the Democratic Republic of Congo last Saturday to open the Jeux de la Francophonie, Canada-Quebec’s selection lost 3-0 against France on Monday, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Canadian Premier League: What we know so far about CPL soccerWaking the Red
In the aftermath of the CSA’s decision, more details about the league have emerged. Below is a summary of what we know so far and some of the big questions still lingering.

Limited access to new Little Burgundy soccer field disappoints residentsCBC
The soccer field residents of Little Burgundy petitioned to have refurbished has reopened, but some say it’s not what they were hoping for. The natural grass field at Oscar Peterson park in Montreal’s Southwest borough has been years in the making and cost $900,000 to redo. Now that it’s finally ready, though, it’s only open 12 hours a week.

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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SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, 5:00 PM

Crowd of 23,114 Sees Valencia Edge FCCUSL
FC Cincinnati welcomed a vocal crowd of 23,114 for its second international exhibition in club history to Nippert Stadium on Monday night as La Liga’s Valencia C.F. took a 2-0 victory through Nando’s second-half tally. The night, however, belonged at least partially to FCC’s Omar Cummings, who took his final professional bow at the venue where he had competed for the University of Cincinnati before an outstanding career for club and country.

USL Week 18 Rewind: Kickers upset Steel, OCSC move closer to playoffs, and moreSBI
The USL’s longest unbeaten run came to a sudden end this weekend at the hands of an unlikely foe, as the Richmond Kickers upset the Bethlehem Steel.

USL Rewind: Joe Cole helps Rowdies to win over BatterySoccer America
Extending an unbeaten streak to a modest three games is rarely newsworthy, but by posting its first victory this season over Eastern Conference leader Charleston, the Tampa Bay Rowdies also moved to within four points of the top spot.

2016 NASL Golden Ball Winner Juan Arango Returns to the CosmosNY Cosmos
The experienced playmaker produced 15 goals and seven assists in 29 games for New York last season.

USL PHOTOS: WFC2 1, Reno 1868 FC 1, July 15, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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Euro Day 9: Netherlands, Denmark become first teams to advanceThe Equalizer
The Netherlands are having quite the European Championship, winning all three group matches to win Group A and advance to the quarterfinals. Denmark also advanced as the group runners-up after defeating Norway, 1-0.

Euro 2017 stutters of Germany and France a sign of rising standards The Guardian
Two of the favourites have struggled and the greater competitiveness reflects the doubling of investment in women’s football across Europe since 2013.

Euro 2017: Q&A with Netherlands striker Shanice van de SandenThe Equalizer
Equalizer Soccer had an opportunity to sit down with one of the brightest and most colorful footballers at EURO 2017, Shanice van de Sanden. The Netherlands forward scored the first goal at EURO 2017 and did so in her hometown of Utrecht.

Millie Bright says England will not relax after early Women’s Euro 2017 victoriesThe Telegraph
Millie Bright has quickly forgotten her disappointment at having her first international goal ruled out for offside as she insisted England were not going to let their early success go to their heads at the European Championship.

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Report: Real Madrid, Monaco Agree on Record-Shattering Fee for MbappeSI.com
Spanish club Real Madrid has agreed in principle with AC Monaco for the transfer of striker Kylian Mbappé for a record fee of $210 million, reports Marca.

U.S. happy for a chance to add to its trophy case, regardless of opponentESPN FC
Every time the Gold Cup comes around, the working assumption is that the U.S. and Mexico will meet in the final. More often than not, reality intrudes.

Transfer roundup: Wolves sign Atlético Madrid’s Diogo Jota on season-long loanThe Guardian
Wolves have confirmed the signing of Portugal Under-21 international Diogo Jota from Atlético Madrid on a season-long loan.

Juventus buys $46 million Bernadeschi from Fiorentina NBC Sports
If this transfer is anywhere as successful as Juventus’ capture of Roberto Baggio from Fiorentina, the Old Lady’s run of scudetti could reach double digits.

Chelsea’s Kenedy sent home from China tour after offensive social media postsThe Guardian
Chelsea winger Kenedy has been sent home from the club’s tour of China after posting offensive messages on social media.

Rangers set to survive SPFL sanction over tax fraud case Inside World Football
In a move that seems bound to antagonise fans of other clubs, Scotland’s Professional Football League (SPFL) is set to announce that no new action will be taken over the controversial Rangers tax case.

El Salvador’s Darwin Ceren issues apology for biting incident against USMNT SBI
After receiving his punishment from CONCACAF, El Salvador’s Darwin Ceren took to Twitter to apologize for his biting incident.

Enner Valencia off to a good start to break Liga MX recordsESPN FC
Liga MX’s 2017 Apertura got underway, and the best scenes came from Tigres’ Estadio Universitario, where Ecuadorian striker Enner Valencia got a hat trick. The trifecta of Valencia, Eduardo Vargas and Andre-Pierre Gignac looks to steal a lot of headlines this season.

Chelsea 2 Bayern Munich 3: Alvaro Morata makes debut as Antonio Conte’s side fall just shortThe Telegraph
Alvaro Morata got his first taste of Chelsea action on Tuesday, as he and his new team-mates fell to a 3-2 International Champions Cup defeat to Bayern Munich in Singapore.

Brazil’s 1982 World Cup goalkeeper dies after heart attack Sportsnet
Former Brazil goalkeeper Waldir Peres, a member of three World Cup teams, died on Sunday at the age of 66 after a heart attack. His death was announced by his family.

Beware of referee fatigue Soccer America
Much has been written in the media about player fatigue, whether it’s professional teams playing three games in eight days or youth squads playing four or five games in a weekend tournament. And rightly so!

Flying the rainbow flag at sports events is necessaryOutsports
The sports commentator/radio shock jock Dino Costa was hired earlier this summer by KXTG: The Game in Portland, my adopted home. Costa is well-known for his unshakeable, 1950s-era belief that women don’t belong in sports radio. And as if choosing one absurd hill to die on wasn’t enough, shortly after he arrived in Portland, he chose to take to the airwaves and say this:

Maradona: VAR would have disallowed my goal against EnglandFIFA
Over the last few years, technology has become an integral part of the game. Following the appearance of goal-line technology, the video assistant referee (VAR) system has now been trialled at a number of FIFA tournaments, the most recent of them being the recent FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

Russian farmer builds stadium out of straw to mock $720m World Cup venue ESPN FC
A Russian farmer has built an entire football stadium out of straw to mock the spiralling cost of the new 64,000-seat arena in St Petersburg that will be used to host the 2018 World Cup.

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