BC Soccer News, Tuesday, June 5, 2018




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AUDIO: Whitecaps debut long time in coming from Doneil HenrySportsnet
Vancouver defender Doneil Henry joined Sportsnet 650 to chat about his debut with the Whitecaps and how excited he was to play. The Canadian also weighs in on if he has any regrets going to play in Europe.

New roster, same old Orlando City?Orlando Sentinel
Have we been tricked into thinking this team would be different? This season would be different? This roster would be different? Looks like the same old Orlando City to me.

#COLvVAN Takeaway: Live by the Cross, Die by the Counter Burgundy Wave
A plan needs to come with the right pieces to execute that plan. Tactics need to change to fit the pieces.

Atlanta United Forward Josef Martínez Voted MLS Player of the WeekMLS
Atlanta United forward Josef Martínez was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the 14th week of the 2018 MLS season.

Crew SC must learn from what nearly cost the team against Toronto FCMassive Report
Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Toronto FC did not go the way Columbus Crew SC planned. After going seven matches without suffering defeat and five games without conceding a goal, Crew SC found itself down 2-0 in the first half. That only got worse early in the second 45 minutes, when Sebastian Giovinco curled home a free kick to go up 3-0.

Seattle Sounders’ Victor Rodriguez grateful to contribute after injury recoveryPro Soccer USA
The return of the Seattle Sounders’ Victor Rodriguez may have been the lone positive from the club’s 2-0 loss to Real Salt Lake June 2. Rodriguez, who had not played since the 2017 MLS Cup final against Toronto FC, played the final 16 minutes of the match.

Pride in Our City: Orlando City SC to Honor Memory of Pulse Victims Two Years LaterOrlando City SC
On Tuesday, June 12, the Central Florida community will come together to honor and remember the victims of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy that took the lives of 49 people and impacted countless others two years ago.

A look at the current and former MLS players heading to the World CupSBI
Major League Soccer’s influence on soccer’s top stage is growing, even without the presence of the U.S. Men’s National Team.

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Residency Report: U-19s and U-17s wrap-up regular season, U-15s go for division crownWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Residency teams were in Development Academy action over the weekend, with the U-17s and U-19s wrapping up the regular season as they head into the playoffs, while the U-15s put themselves in position to win the Northwest Division.

Jones earns all-star status in second yearComox Valley Record
Alex Jones of Comox is the starting goalkeeper of the men’s soccer team at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., where he is majoring in chemical engineering.

Tolko shuts down ShuswapPenticton Western News
Vernon Tolko United handled a cool, rainy Sunday in style by stopping the Shuswap Selects 4-1 in Thompson Okanagan Under 13 Boys Soccer League play in Salmon Arm.

Fort St. John Northern Strikers teams win two medals at 2018 Slurpee Cup in EdmontonAlaska Highway News
The Fort St. John Soccer Club sent seven Northern Strikers soccer teams to Edmonton for the 2018 Slurpee Cup, June 2 to 3. The U15 boys won the tier 2 gold medal, while the U13 boys won tier 3 bronze.

Marine Harvest Riptide camp draws crowd at Port Hardy soccer pitchNorth Island Gazette
The Port Hardy Secondary School soccer pitch was taken over by high class coaches teaching youth the moves needed to become stronger athletes.

Cascadia’s quest for CONIFA World Football Cup glory sets up quarter-final showdown with KarpatalyaAFTN
When people think of Cascadian football, they think of the MLS rivalries that have existed for decades. Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers, and of course, your Vancouver Whitecaps are the names that come to mind. This year, however, Cascadia has stormed onto the international scene and reached the knockout stages in its first ever appearance at the CONIFA World Football Cup.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.

TSS Rovers release Season Tickets for the 2018 season TSS Rovers
A great summer of soccer is in store at Swangard Stadium with the PDL & WPSL TSS Rovers. Season yickets are only $70.

Victoria Highlanders FC 2018 Season Tickets now on saleVictoria Highlanders
Spend your summer with the PDL Highlanders at Centennial Stadium for only $75.

Canada’s College ID Camps set for Shawnigan Lake & Kingston, OntarioCanada College ID Camps
Our purpose is to provide a space where players grade 9-12 can connect with college coaches from all levels in Canada and the USA. We hope to assist in the promotion of youth players into environments which will challenge them academically and athletically after high school.

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!

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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Oakville Blue Devils look to impress in first Canadian Championship appearanceEstevan Mercury
TORONTO — The Oakville Blue Devils started work early this season, looking to make the most of a berth in the newly expanded Canadian Championship.

Canadian Kadeisha Buchanan signs lucrative extension with LyonSportsnet
Canadian international Kadeisha Buchanan has signed a contract extension at Olympique Lyonnais that makes her one of the highest-paid defenders in women’s soccer, according to her agent.

Canadian women ready for resumption of CONCACAF U-17 soccer tournamentTimes Colonist
It took 45 days and a change in venue but the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship is kicking off again.

Watch: Canada continues journey to Uruguay 2018 at the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 ChampionshipCSA
There are six nations left on the road to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 with only three spots up for grabs at the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship. Having been suspended because of civil unrest in Nicaragua, the competition this week resumes as Canada faces Costa Rica and USA in a pair of group matches before qualification matches on Sunday and Tuesday.

Will Johnson’s path back to Canadian national team not an easy oneSportsnet
Canada Soccer threw a lot of people for a loop earlier this year when it fired men’s team coach Octavio Zambrano and replaced him with John Herdman.

Coach Jeff Mitchell believes Western Wolves will be competitive in provincial U17 male soccer leagueWestern Star
Jeff Mitchell had to give up playing competitive soccer because of wear and tear on his body, but he’s excited about being able to pass on his wisdom to budding soccer players. Mitchell, a parole officer for western Newfoundland and Labrador, is the head coach for the Western Wolves entry in the Newfoundland and Labrador U17 male soccer league.

Encouraging results in WinnipegKenora Online
The next generation of Kenora competitive soccer is in outstanding shape! This past weekend teams from the Kenora Athletic Soccer Club representing U9 girls (coach – Clay Hammett & Jordan Temple), U9 boys (coach – Lee Blyth & Jeff Rose), U10 coed (coach – Geordie McEwen & Jordan Temple), and U13 girls (coach – Grace Protopapas Dunford) all played in the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association Players Championship.

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Toronto FC II names Michael Rabasca new head coachWaking the Red
Toronto FC II have found a replacement for head coach Laurent Guyot, who left the USL club last week to pursue coaching opportunities in Europe. Today, they named Michael Rabasca the team’s new coach.

U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round: A Look AheadSBI
The amateurs and lower level pros have had their fun, but now it’s time for Major League Soccer to join the U.S. Open Cup Party.

Rio Grande Valley FC Toros drop 2-0 result to Real Monarchs on the roadHouston Dynamo
After a six-game unbeaten run, the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros’s streak was cut to an end. Real Monarchs SLC defeated the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 2-0. Richard Ledezma and Mastanabal Kacher scored for the Monarchs.


Ada Hegerberg signs extension, eyes more glory at LyonThe Equalizer
Lyon forward Ada Hegerberg has become one of the best paid players in the world after signing a new contract with the club that will run through to 2021. The Norwegian striker has been in sensational form this year, scoring 53 goals in all competitions in the 2017-2018 season, which saw her side lift both the French D1 title and the Women’s Champions League for a third year in a row.

Frauen-Bundesliga week 22 review: Bayern seal second and European footballVavel
In the last weekend of the season there was little more but a few placements up for grabs, a scoreless draw away to Wolfsburg enough to see Köln up to 11 in place of Jena as they lost away to Duisburg.

Rovers Ladies boss ‘feels hard done by’ after rejected applicationLancashire Telegraph
It was revealed last week that Rovers, winners of the FA Women’s Northern Premier Division, were not one of the 12 sides to make up the second tier of women’s football next season.

Toppserien 2018 Week 9 – Review: Sandviken and LSK continue their winning streaks – Vavel
We recap all the action from Toppserien’s week nine as well as a postponed game from week two.

What if the Greatest Women’s Sports Victory Never Happened?Slate
In 1999, the U.S. scored a stunning win over China in the Women’s World Cup. Nearly 20 years later, female athletes are still fighting for recognition and equality.

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Man United agrees to deal for FredNBC Sports
Manchester United have swooped to make their first signing of the summer as the Red Devils have agreed a fee with Shakhtar Donetsk for Brazilian midfielder Fred.

Stephan Lichtsteiner: Arsenal to sign defender from JuventusBBC Sport
Arsenal are set to sign defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Italian champions Juventus on a free transfer.

Toure will join a rival for £1 per week to prove Guardiola wrong, agent claimsFour Four Two
Yaya Toure will forego big money to prove Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola wrong in the coming season, according to his agent, as the veteran targets a switch to another top-six Premier League club.

UEFA bans Buffon for rants at Champions League refereeSportsnet
UEFA has banned Italian great Gianluigi Buffon for three games for his red card in a Champions League quarterfinal against Real Madrid, and later comments about the referee.

Keith Wyness: Aston Villa chief executive suspended by Championship clubBBC Sport
Championship side Aston Villa have suspended chief executive Keith Wyness because of a missed tax payment.

Xia rethinks funding after Aston Villa’s play-off loss misses out on £160m paydayInside World Football
Tony Xia, Aston Villa’s Chinese owner who bought the club from American Randy Lerner for £62 million in 2016, is looking for new funding for the club after failure to win the Championship play-off against Fulham that would have returned the club to the monied land of the Premier League.

Fifa files criminal complaint against ticket site ViagogoThe Guardian
Football governing body acts as part of crackdown on unauthorised World Cup sales.

Spanish soccer boss cancels controversial World Cup tripLondon Free Press
The new president of the Spanish Football Federation says he’s been able to cancel a previously arranged trip by officials to the World Cup that would cost nearly 2 million euros ($2.3 million).

Safe standing at football: government to review all-seat policyThe Guardian
The government is poised to make its most significant shift towards allowing safe standing at football matches by commissioning a review of the policy which demands all-seat stadiums.

How clubs’ 2018/19 UEFA Champions League revenue will be sharedUEFA
A total of €2.04bn will be distributed to clubs competing in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League and the 2018 UEFA Super Cup.

How clubs’ 2018/19 UEFA Europa League revenue will be sharedUEFA
A total of €560m has been set aside for distribution to clubs participating in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League.

World Cup: All the Ligue 1 players on showLigue 1
Check out the full list of Ligue 1 Conforama and Domino’s Ligue 2 stars who will be on duty for their countries in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia from June 14 to July 15.

Where’s Nainggolan? World Cup sticker album costs hit £800 but Belgian proves elusiveInside World Football
For millions of football fans all over the world the World Cup is not the World Cup without the official sticker album, particularly in the UK where a World Cup without the player swaps merry-go-round would be like Christmas without a fat man in a red suit coming down the chimney.

Scotland’s fateful 1978 World Cup campaign still resonates – 40 years onBBC Sport
This story of Scotland daring to dream and waking up in a nightmare never gets old. It’s a footballing farce, a sporting tragic-comedy. Some of the gold is provided by the Tartan Army and the extraordinary lengths some of them went to in order to be part of history. Not the kind of history they were getting, but history all the same.

Soccer in America: why aren’t more black kids playing the world’s game?The Guardian
Despite a US soccer boom, the sport has made barely a ripple in African American communities.

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