VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. NEW YORK CITY FC
MLS MATCHDAY #17
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN 1, 3, 4 RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN GO
Five things: ‘Caps face Villa, NYCFC Wednesday at BC Place – Whitecaps FC
After a tough 4-0 defeat at the hands of Chicago Fire, things won’t get any easier for Vancouver Whitecaps FC when they host high-flying New York City FC on Wednesday night at BC Place. Here are five things you need to know about the match.
Major Keys: NYCFC Chase Club Record at Vancouver – NYCFC
NYCFC are one win away from breaking the club record for consecutive MLS wins.
Can Whitecaps FC stop NYCFC’s David Villa? – Red Nation Online
Reeling Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to turn the tide against New York City FC on Wednesday night at B.C. Place, but it won’t be easy for the 6-7-3 Caps.
How to fix the Vancouver Whitecaps – Soccer Shorts
Before we get on to any kind of tactical discussion let’s first address something said by Carl Robinson in his post game comments after the 4-0 defeat to the Chicago Fire.
MLS preview: Prepare for the rare, 11-game midweek slate – NBC Sports
When the 2017 Gold Cup set to kick off on Friday, Major League Soccer will go into hibernation mode for two weeks — but not before a full round of midweek games with so many of the league’s stars already away on international duty.
Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact | 2017 MLS Match Preview – MLS
The Houston Dynamo, already missing three key starters for CONCACAF Gold Cup duty, look to be down a fourth (for the same reason) when they host the Montreal Impact on Wednesday in the last match for either club before MLS breaks for the continental tournament.
Wesley Sneijder most serious offer came from the Montreal Impact – Mount Royal Soccer
Many MLS teams have come knocking for Sneijder but Montreal seem to be the most serious about getting him.
Orlando City SC vs. Toronto FC | 2017 MLS Match Preview – MLS
After a flicker of dark times, it happened. Orlando City finally won on the road and restored their fans’ hope after a bumpy stretch. It may not have been the prettiest win, with the Lions topping Real Salt Lake, 1-0, last Friday night. It did, however, finally snap a winless road streak that started in April. That’s got to be comforting for the squad, who return this time around to a place where their luck has fared much better — Orlando City Stadium.
Marky Delgado a great fit for TFC’s high-tempo system – Sportsnet
Marky Delgado stands all of five-foot-nine-inches, but his imposing play on the field for Toronto FC this season belies his modest frame.
Orlando City striker Cyle Larin discusses DUI arrest, MLS treatment program – Orlando Sentinel
He still has legal processes to work through so could not discuss details of that morning, but he returned to the field last week after a three-game suspension and evaluation in MLS’ Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program.
Real Salt Lake: RSL adds defensive strength with Marcelo Silva – MLS Multiplex
The 28-year-old center back brings with him a wealth of experience from La Liga. Will he be the key piece to help RSL’s defensive woes?
MLS Week 18: What We Learned – Empire of Soccer
Independence Day is Tuesday and over the holiday weekend Major League Soccer attracted healthy crowds, aided by the promise of postgame displays of fireworks. Before the stuff in the sky there were some pyrotechnics on the field. Here are some of the best feature storylines from the weekend.
BC SOCCER NEWS
USSDA quarterfinals preview: Seattle Sounders U-16s prepare for Cascadia clash with Vancouver Whitecaps – Sounders FC
The Sounders Academy U-16s will head north of the border this week to take on Vancouver Whitecaps in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy national quarterfinals. Having already faced their Cascadia rivals three times this season, the young Sounders will be well versed on the strengths and weaknesses of their opponent.
Whitecaps wrapping up first season in Terrace – Northern Sentinel
The first Whitecaps FC soccer academy here in Terrace kicked off with enthusiasm and hard work — traits that continue to be key as the academy sharpens the soccer talent in this area.
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.
PDL PHOTOS: TSS Rovers 2 Lane Utd. 2, May 12, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
3V3 LIVE NATIONAL SOCCER TOUR COMES TO ABBOTSFORD – 3v3 Live Canada
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
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.
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 Campaign – TSS 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 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.
Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on sale – Highlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!
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
Bright future ahead for Canadian women’s team goalkeepers – Sportsnet
To say it’s been a hectic few weeks for Canadian goalkeepers in the National Women’s Soccer League would be an understatement.
World Indigenous Nations Games open with ceremonies in Maskwacis – CBC
“What is happening here is a very beautiful thing where all the communities are visiting and working together and celebrating their identity,” said Chief Tony Alexis of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, northwest of Edmonton.
Cleats and burkinis: How a sports grant is changing the game for Winnipeg’s girl newcomers – Metro
A number of newcomer kids laced up their cleats to play soccer in Winnipeg last fall. Now, many of the girls are donning burkinis for a new swimming program.
Obituary: Al Slaney was a ‘keeper – The Telegram
Inducted into the provincial soccer Hall of Fame in 2005, Slaney’s accomplishments between the posts for the St. Lawrence Laurentians were such that the award for the all-star goalkeeper in Challenge Cup provincial men’s soccer is named after him.
Tickets on sale for #CanadaRED international soccer match in Toronto – CSA
Red, rouge, rosso, vermelho, rojo: no matter how you say it, Canadian supporters are asked to wear their #CanadaRED when Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team faces CONCACAF rivals Jamaica to close out the 2017 Summer of Soccer. The Men’s International Friendly match will give soccer fans a chance to show their Canadian pride when Canada returns to BMO Field in Toronto this Saturday 2 September.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
COLORADO SWITCHBACKS FC vs. WFC2
SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
WEIDNER FIELD, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.
Reno Sets Record in 9-0 Rout of Galaxy II – USL
Reno 1868 FC scored four goals in either half as they routed the LA Galaxy II 9-0 on Monday night in front of 5,140 fans at Greater Nevada Field. The win was the largest margin of victory in USL history, as 1868 FC moved the side into fourth place in the USL Western Conference.
Keisuke Honda training with Orange County SC – Angels on Parade
Japanese international and free agent Keisuke Honda is currently training with local USL side Orange County SC. The news first emerged in the Japanese press, with Nikkan Sports reporting Honda would be training with the club this week.
Best Kept Secret in Charlotte Sports Scene – Fox 46
Enzo Martinez is one of the most electrifying players in the United Soccer League. He’s a wiz with the ball at his feet, he can distribute effortlessly, and most importantly, he can put the ball in the back of the net.
Why the deck is stacked against lower-league stars’ jump to MLS – Four Four Two
Molino. Ramirez. They’ve made the leap. But the reality of MLS makes them the exception, not the rule.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
NWSL: Week 11 Recap, Standings, and Team of the Week – MLS Multiplex
It was a week filled with intrigue, how would teams handle the congested schedule and the added travel? Seattle, who didn’t have to travel, had the best week by far. Beating two playoff contenders, including Cascadian rivals Portland, puts them in good shape going into July.
Two fixtures postponed due to international call-ups – Irish WNL
The Cork City WFC v UCD Waves fixture and the Shelbourne Ladies v Wexford Youths match have been postponed due to international call-ups.
Laura Bassett heads to Euros without a club but with warning for women’s game – The Guardian
The England defender was cut adrift by Notts County’s sudden collapse in April and says it must act as a trigger for everyone to ‘up their game’ to avoid a repeat.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Everton hoping early deals can help them bridge gap to the top four – The Guardian
Michael Keane’s arrival took Ronald Koeman’s summer spree beyond the £80m mark and the Goodison faithful will be hoping their manager’s decisiveness filters through to the team once the season starts.
Mexico’s Erick Gutierrez on a mission to make statement in Gold Cup – ESPN FC
Wearing his black cap backwards and talking to reporters after Mexico’s 1-0 friendly win Wednesday over Ghana, Pachuca midfielder Erick Gutierrez didn’t shy away from the spotlight. The 22-year-old midfielder, who’s also been Pachuca’s captain for over a year, knows that the cameras will be following him in the coming weeks.
Shin takes over South Korea ahead of World Cup qualifiers – Sportsnet
South Korea appointed Shin Tae-yong head coach on Tuesday and charged the former Asian Champions League winner with taking the national team to the 2018 World Cup finals.
Fiorentina lose €32m claim against Chelsea over Salah loan – Inside World Football
The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) has ruled against Italian club Fiorentina,in their €32 million claim against Chelsea over the loan transfer of Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah.
Referees attacked after controversial draw in China’s League One – SN
A group of at least 10 people attacked a team of match officials following a controversial draw in China’s League One, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) has said.
New Copa Libertadores schedule causing complications for teams – ESPN FC
South America’s Champions League, the Copa Libertadores, returns this week in its new format. And as the knockout stage kicks off, the differences kick in.
Infographic: How a Transfer Works – ESPN FC
The summer transfer window (open from July 1 to 11 p.m. GMT/3 p.m. PT on August 31) is always a volatile and exciting time for clubs, players, agents and fans alike. Although everyone likes to track the wheeling and dealing, the reality is that much of the process is shrouded in confusion. With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football, Damien Comolli, and ESPN FC’s own Gabriele Marcotti, we show you how a transfer works.
Celebrating Louis Nicollin, the fan who turned his club into Ligue 1 champions – The Guardian
‘Loulou’ made a fortune, bought fourth-tier Montpellier and took them to the title, all while teasing rivals, collecting 5,000 football shirts and hating Newcastle.
The Secret History of American Soccer – Slate
In the 1920s, soccer was on the cusp of becoming a major sport in the United States. Then it all crashed and burned.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca