BC Soccer News, Tuesday, July 26, 2016



THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016, 4:30 PM



Espindola won’t be playing for Whitecaps The Province
Fabian Espindola won’t play for the Vancouver Whitecaps. That much we do know as of Monday. How we got here, and what comes next in the Caps’ striker saga, remains something of a mystery.

It’s not enough for Whitecaps to just get by 24 Hours
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have put together a decent July — losing once through five Major League Soccer matches. While they have only managed to win once, the key to any month is always gaining points, no matter what, and Vancouver has been able to do that.

Ousted named to MLS Team of the Week after stealing the show Saturday in HoustonWhitecaps FC
“He seems to be able to pull off some saves that are a little bit beyond belief at times.” Those were the words of Houston Dynamo head coach Wade Barrett after Vancouver Whitecaps FC goalkeeper David Ousted stole the show in Saturday’s scoreless draw with the Dynamo. Ousted made four saves on the night, including a pair of acrobatic stops at the end of each half, which got him a place on the MLS Team of the Week.

First-round pick Cole Seiler’s a keeper for the Whitecaps The Province
Cole Seiler made his MLS debut Saturday and also made his claim for the starting right-back spot in Vancouver.

Borchers ruptures achilles tendon, leaving Timbers without best back NBC Sports
FOX analyst Stu Holden said it right after it happened, and it’s true: Nat Borchers has torn his achilles tendon and is out for the season.

Sounders should part ways with Sigi Schmid SBI
The Seattle Sounders are supposed to be competing for a championship, not one of the first round picks in the 2017 MLS Draft. Yet it is the latter scenario that the Sounders frustratingly find themselves in through nearly two-thirds of the season.

Toronto FC’s youngsters stepping up at crucial timeSportsnet
Sebastian Giovinco stole the headlines in Toronto FC’s 4-1 win over D.C. United on the weekend, the Italian’s hat trick overshadowing another positive story for the Reds: the impressive play of their crop of youngsters.

FC Dallas on verge of transferring Fabian Castillo to Trabzonspor MLS
Straus reports that the deal would work in two parts with Trabzonspor paying $2 million to to acquire Castillo on loan for the next six months and then paying another $2 million before next year to make it a permanent transfer.

KO Combo: Kljestan, BWP thrive vs. New York City FC Empire of Soccer
Sacha Kljestan and Bradley Wright-Phillips have excelled in the Hudson River Derby, playing at a self-described “high level” for what is quickly becoming one of the biggest rivalries in MLS.

MLS Golden Boot Rankings MLS
The top two spots in the Golden Boot standings remained unchanged after week 20, but Ignacio Piatti tightened the margin to one goal and a familiar face is back in the race after a spectacular weekend showing.

Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal’s chief executive, reminisces about his time with MLSMLS
Ivan Gazidis is the chief executive of Arsenal FC, which will take on the best of MLS in the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game Thursday in Avaya Stadium in San Jose (4:30 p.m. PT, TSN, RDS). But Gazidis also was one of the founding executives of MLS and served as the league’s deputy commissioner before taking the job at Arsenal.

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PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: Vancouver Thunderbirds 4, Mid Isle Mariners 1, July 24, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Whitecaps FC wrap-up CONCACAF U-13 Champions League with 3-1 winWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC played their final group stage match at the 2016 CONCACAF U-13 Champions League on Monday and came away with a 3-1 win against Mexican side Menor Tijuana.

WolfPack Men’s Soccer Adds Two More Euros  – TRU Wolfpack
With the start of their 2016 Canada West training camp just a few days away, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team has added more European flavor to its lineup.

Jay DeMerit launches Rise & Shine Captain’s Camp in Pemberton Rise & Shine Foundation
A captain is an individual who unifies teammates into one team.  A captain has to be well rounded to lead by example. At the Rise & Shine: Captains Camps, the curriculum is specifically built around creating a balance of elite soccer training on the field, and all encompassing life skills training off the field.

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.

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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Destination Panama ahead of India 2017CSA
Panama have been named host nation for the 2017 CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship, the competition that serves as CONCACAF’s biennial continental championship as well as the official qualification route for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. Canada are one of 12 nations that will participate in the competition from 21 April to 7 May.

Erin McLeod: It’s time to Motivate a Nation! themotivenation.ca
After building a successful e-commerce (www.peaudeloup.com) and a physical retail store in West Vancouver (CAPOSHIE) Women’s National Team Goalkeeper Erin McLeod has decided after a series of misfortunate events it’s time to branch out on her own with her new inspiration project, Motive Nation, launching to the public on July 1st, online at www.themotivenation.ca.




FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 6:00 PM


USL PHOTOS: WFC2 2, Sacramento Republic FC 1, July 24, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Tampa Bay Rowdies: Statement From Chairman, CEO and Governor Bill Edwards on Recent OfficiatingTampa Bay Rowdies
I have been quiet all season about the poor officiating that has been taking place at Rowdies matches, but after Saturday night’s match against the Cosmos I feel compelled to speak out. It’s become clear these calls are not going to “even themselves out” over the remainder of the year. (Editor’s Note: The Article includes a 7 minute highlight reel of disputed calls).

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NWSL Rewind: Goals rain down for Seattle Soccer America
The Seattle Reign, the two-time NWSL regular-season champion, scored a season-high five goals as it pounded the expansion Orlando Pride, 5-2, and moved closer to the top four in the playoff race.

NWSL Week 14 RecapsMidfield Press
Scores & summaries from Week 14 NWSL action.

WU19 EURO semi-final line-up confirmed UEFA
France will take on Switzerland on Thursday while Spain face the Netherlands, with the matches taking place back-to-back in Senec.

Julie Johnston: Our Road to Rio Players Tribune
I think every kid who has watched the Olympics has, at some point, dreamed of becoming an Olympian. I was no different.

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Gonzalo Higuaín seals £79m move from Napoli to JuventusThe Guardian
Gonzalo Higuaín has completed his move from Napoli to Juventus. The fee for the forward is understood to be the €94m (£79m) set in his buyout clause.

Agent Mino Raiola cancels Paul Pogba’s medical for Man United move?ESPN FC
The Paul Pogba saga shows no immediate sign of coming to an end. Reports by AS in Spain claim that agent Mino Raiola has cancelled Paul Pogba’s planned medical ahead of a move to Manchester United. What could this all mean? Is it the usual transfer brinksmanship?

Pep Guardiola set to take Manchester City spend past £100m with triple moveThe Guardian
Pep Guardiola could take his summer spending past £100m in the coming days as the Manchester City manager closes in on Leroy Sané and the young South American forwards Gabriel Jesus and Marlos Moreno.

Infantino bangs the drum for a 40-team World Cup Inside World Football
Gianni Infantino may be embroiled in allegations about ethics violations but away from the firing line he is making it his business to solicit the goodwill of those who voted for him to become FIFA president.

Juventus 2-1 Tottenham: Pochettino’s men go down to Italian champions in Melbourne Goal
The Premier League outfit suffered a poor start in the game, with a mistake from young defender Dominic Ball being capitalised on by Paulo Dybala.

Mamadou Sakho: Jurgen Klopp sends home Liverpool defender early from USA tour BBC Sport
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has sent defender Mamadou Sakho home early from the club’s pre-season tour of the US.

Dutch start rethink of elite league structure – Inside World Football
The Dutch FA, the KNVB, is considering new structural reforms of its domestic club football with the aim of redesigning the Eredivisie, the second division and the Dutch cup from 2018/2019 season onwards.

Rangers reach last 16 of Scottish League Cup BBC Sport
Rangers cruised into the last 16 of the Scottish League Cup with a fourth straight group win against outclassed League One Stranraer at Ibrox.

Lyon reject 35 million euro Arsenal bid for Lacazette Sportsnet
Lyon has refused an offer of 35 million euros ($38.5 million) from Premier League side Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Top-flight B teams will never play in Football League, says ScudamoreThe Guardian
The Premier League’s chief executive, Richard Scudamore, has unequivocally insisted there will never be B teams in the Football League and that the introduction of academy sides into the EFL Trophy is not the “thin end of the wedge”.

Premier League ‘open-minded’ over winter break – Richard Scudamore ESPN FC
Richard Scudamore has responded to Sam Allardyce’s call for a winter break by saying it has “more prospects than I can remember.”

Chile’s golden generation cannot obscure domestic chaos World Soccer
Chile’s achievements at international merely highlight the dire state of the country’s domestic game.

Indeed, a wet blanket on soccerSoccer America
You don’t need to be a meteorologist to know something serious is going on with weather patterns. A heat dome persists over much of the country. Weekend afternoon action in MLS was painful. At least if you were New York City FC or Seattle Sounders fans. Bad weather in China had its effect also: Monday’s Manchester United-Manchester City was canceled at the last minute.

William Cox: the eccentric architect of professional US soccer The Guardian
The New Yorker was many things: entrepreneur, art dealer and cross country runner. But he also had a vision of how football could thrive in the US.

Hajduk Split – The History of the Pride of DalmatiaFutbolgrad
Hajduk Split was formed 35 years before Partizan Belgrade and, unlike Partizan’s regimental origin, Hajduk’s establishment occurred in U Fleků, a famous pub in Prague, after a group of Croatian students attended a match between two of Prague’s top sides, Sparta Prague and Slavia Prague. The setting, in which the group of students first formed Hajduk inspired the name chosen for the club.

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