VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
MLS MATCHDAY #12
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018, 7:30 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN 1/5 RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN GO
Episode 267 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Busy Bees – Houston analysis, San Jose preview, Colin Elmes, Nick Soolsma) – AFTN
What a busy weekend it’s been. Vancouver Whitecaps on Friday, the Provincial cup finals on Saturday and Sunday, TSS Rovers kick off their PDL season on Monday, then it’s more ‘Caps and more Rovers. But fret not, we have it all covered for you in our latest episode.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes | 2018 MLS Match Preview – MLS
The San Jose Earthquakes head to BC Place following a 3-1 victory over Minnesota United FC that snapped a seven-match winless streak, while Vancouver Whitecaps FC played the Houston Dynamo to a 2-2 draw and have just one win in their last six games.
‘Caps host Quakes Wednesday night at BC Place – Whitecaps FC
This fixture is the second of back-to-back matches at BC Place – the first time this season the ‘Caps have played consecutive home games. The Blue and White will be hoping to ride the momentum from a strong overall performance and a comeback 2-2 draw vs. Houston on Friday.
MATCH PREVIEW: Quakes look ahead to road match in Vancouver – San Jose Earthquakes
The San Jose Earthquakes earned a crucial road point against Vancouver Whitecaps FC with a 1-1 draw in their last regular-season meeting. Goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell made five saves to keep San Jose within striking distance and Designated Player Vako tallied the team’s lone goal in the 77th minute to cancel out Vancouver’s first-half score.
Whitecaps captain Kendall Waston heading to World Cup for Costa Rica – Vancouver Sun
Kendall Waston put his country into the World Cup. That was a pretty big deal. Now he’ll get to play a part in the big deal: He’s been confirmed in Costa Rica’s 23-man roster that will head to Russia next month for the 2018 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
‘Heart, soul, passion:’ Inside Kendall Waston’s journey to the 2018 FIFA World Cup – Whitecaps FC
“This can’t happen. This can’t happen.” Those were the thoughts going through Kendall Waston’s mind on October 7, 2017, with Costa Rica trailing 1-0 to Honduras in the dying stages of their penultimate 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match. Costa Rica needed a draw to book their ticket to Russia.
Earthquakes try to start win streak vs. Whitecaps – Fox Sports
For the first time since early March, the San Jose Earthquakes will enter a game coming off a win.
Whitecaps FC sign left back Marcel de Jong to contract extension – Whitecaps FC
Another integral piece on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC backline has been locked into a contract extension. The club announced on Tuesday that left back Marcel de Jong has agreed to a contract that would keep the long-time Canadian international with Vancouver through 2019, with an option for 2020.
AUDIO: Whitecaps should spend more to try to win and entertain fans – Sportsnet
Soccer pundit Mark Rogers joined Sportsnet 650 to discuss why he thinks the Whitecaps need to strike while the iron is hot, and spend some money on marquee players in order to make a splash in the Vancouver market.
Rumor: Vancouver Whitecaps FC looking at Uruguayan F Facundo Barcelo – MLS
Less than two months until the next transfer window opens in MLS, and a new report has emerged that Vancouver Whitecaps FC may be looking at a forward.
RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando’s 200th MLS win makes for a special night – Pro Soccer USA
Nick Rimando was on the verge of 200 Major League Soccer wins for weeks.
MLS clubs competing head-to-head for academy talent far from home – MLS
He wasn’t yet old enough to drive, but even at 14, Jaylin Lindsey knew he needed to find a new road if he wanted to reach his full potential as a soccer player.
LAFC’s Steven Beitashour ready for his 2018 World Cup opportunity with Iran – MLS
As the football world waited for federations to post the much-anticipated preliminary rosters for the 2018 World Cup before the May 15 deadline, LAFC defender Steven Beitashour knew he had more than a decent shot of being called up.
Colorado Rapids: Anthony Hudson reaching breaking point – MLS Multiplex
The Colorado Rapids are crashing down the table. The Anthony Hudson revolution is toiling and there is unrest in the dressing room. Breaking point is here.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Eight Teams Crowned 2018 BC Soccer Provincial Champions – BCSA
BC Soccer crowned eight adult soccer teams Provincial Champions this past weekend with six being crowned at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex on Saturday and two more teams being crowned provincial champions on Sunday at Swangard Stadium. The Women’s Classics, Women’s B, Men’s B, Men’s U21, Masters B and Masters A Provincial Cup matches all took place on Saturday May 10, with the Women’s A and Men’s a matches taking place on the following Sunday, May 13 at Swangard Stadium.
Richmond’s McMath new No. 1 in B.C. girls AAA soccer, South Delta & Centennial set for Fraser Valley title clash – Varsity Letters
A new No. 1 reflects the parity of the pack. Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats, ahead of its 3:30 p.m. zone semifinal clash Tuesday at Minoru Park against visiting Lord Byng of Vancouver, has moved into the hot seat in the run-up to the B.C. tourney, now just over two weeks away.
Rovers ready for Take Two – Burnaby Now
The lessons absorbed from a tough debut in the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League didn’t go to waste on the Burnaby-based TSS Rovers.
Coming home – Prince George Citizen
After years of turmoil at the board level and declining numbers on the field, the Prince George Youth Soccer Association has turned to a familiar name with a lengthy list of soccer accomplishments to help right the ship. Terrol Russell begins his new job today as director of club operations.
A bevy of activities in Cumberland throughout Victoria Day long weekend – Comox Valley Record
Cumberland has an illustrious soccer history going back to the early 1900s. Author Robert Janning will be on site to present from his book “Westcoast Reign – the British Columbia soccer championships, 1892-1905”. The 1891 Grand Challenge Cup of the Nanaimo Football Association will be on display. Sunday wraps with a family-friendly dance party in Village Park featuring music by Murph and The Magic Tones from 6-8 p.m.
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 sale – Victoria Highlanders
Spend your summer with the PDL Highlanders at Centennial Stadium for only $75.
Canada’s College ID Camps set for Shawnigan Lake & Kingston, Ontario – Canada 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.
PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
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.
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!
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
Winnipeg Football Club to announce details about soccer team on June 6 – Global
The Winnipeg Football Club will announce details on June 6 regarding the soccer team that’s going to be based at Investors Group Field. It’s been known for awhile that the Canadian Premier League will have a soccer club in Winnipeg. Details about the team’s logo, colours and name along with info on ticket prices will be revealed.
New pro soccer team in Winnipeg will bolster Bombers’ bottom line, Miller says – Winnipeg Free Press
You can officially add soccer to the list of professional sports in Winnipeg. Winnipeg is expected to be one of between eight and 10 teams to make up the Canadian Premier League — a Tier 1, FIFA-sanctioned soccer association that, if all goes to plan, should begin play next spring. Currently, Canada does not have its own pro soccer league.
Paula Simons: Clarke Stadium soccer dreams could leave Edmonton to foot the bill – Edmonton Journal
There’s a literal turf war brewing at Clarke Stadium, Edmonton’s storied football field.
Swift Current United battles in the ‘Bridge City’ – Swift Current Online
Seven Swift Current United soccer teams were in Saskatoon at the Lakewood Kickstart Tournament over the weekend.
Plans for Sudbury’s soccer bubble taking shape – Sudbury Star
Members of the Fabio Belli Foundation are getting excited about their bubble and they are looking to work with the city on making the dream a reality.
P.A. Celtics grab silver at Saskatoon youth soccer tournament – PA Now
The Prince Albert Youth Soccer Association was well represented at a tournament in Saskatoon over the weekend, and one of the Celtics’ teams returned home with medals.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
USL’s Week Ahead – Open Cup Precedes Weekend Matchups – USL
Top-three clash in Western Conference between Phoenix, Sacramento highlights Saturday’s slate.
Match Preview: Toronto FC II at Atlanta United 2 – Toronto FC
Toronto FC II look to pick up their first win of the season as they travel to Atlanta to take on expansion side Atlanta United 2 in a Wednesday night clash in Georgia. To get you set here are all the links you need to read ahead of kickoff.
Toronto FC II match moved to Charlotte – Toronto FC
The venue change has been made to provide adequate recovery time for the pitch at BMO Field following a busy schedule.
Story Time with Laurent Guyot: Didier Drogba & transforming potential – Waking the Red
“So far, based on results, we know we are not the best,” said Laurent Guyot last Tuesday when discussing the rocky start to the 2018 USL season for Toronto FC II. “I’m confident in the potential of this team, but step by step we have to show better character, better personality to get more and better results.”
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
How Chelsea left Manchester City trailing to stand on brink of WSL title – The Guardian
Chelsea can win the Women’s Super League on Tuesday to crown a season in which their experience, squad depth and goalscoring powers have given them the edge.
Liga Iberdrola week 30 review: Atleti clinch title on last day of the season – Vavel
With just a point to separate the top two, the league title went down to the wire though there were to be no shocks as Atleti stormed past already relegated Zaragoza leaving Barcelona’s will over Levante superfluous.
Division 1 Féminine Week 20 Review: OL crowned champions once again – Vavel
Ahead of the chasing pack for most of the season, Olympique Lyonnais secured their 16th league title and twelfth in a row with two more rounds to go.
Frauen-Bundesliga week 20 review: Wolfsburg scoop title with games in hand – Vavel
A midweek win over Freiburg followed by a weekend win over Essen was enough to Wolfsburg to retain their Frauen-Bundesliga title with two games to spare, Munich’s charging win in Bremen enough to keep the Bavarians second.
Orlando Pride Will Face Biggest Test When North Carolina Courage Visit – The Mane Land
Riding a five-game unbeaten run, Orlando will face the league leaders next week in a pivotal match.
NWSL Week in Review: Robinson’s hire sends wrong message – The Equalizer
Eddie Robinson was announced as an assistant coach for the Houston Dash this week, which on the surface is a pretty good hire. Robinson played a decade in MLS and was one of the most beloved members of the Dynamo from 2006-2011 through his hard work and loyalty (he came to Houston when the franchise did from San Jose).
Why the SCOTUS betting decision could be good for women’s sports – ESPN W.
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a 1992 federal law that prohibited sports gambling, effectively enabling each state to decide whether such betting would be legal under its own laws. Bringing sports betting above ground wouldn’t just serve to regulate an industry that’s ever-prevalent, and helps fuel the popularity of men’s sports. It could also help bring visibility to women’s sports and marketability to individual women athletes who might otherwise go unseen.
Resetting the gender balance through football – EU Observer
Sport has long been acknowledged as a natural social leveller – once the competitors are in the arena, nothing else counts. But sometimes ‘nature’ needs a nudge. Many sports, like football, have been so heavily male-dominated at every level that women and girls have battled against poor odds to be treated as equals in the game.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Europa League final preview: Marseille v Atlético – UEFA
Marseille, Atlético contest 47th final in competition.
Tim Ream, Fulham advance to EFL Playoff Final – SBI
Fulham returned to Craven Cottage on Monday knowing their needed a strong turnaround to keep their hopes of making the English Premier League alive.
Andres Iniesta to likely quit Spain after World Cup – Sportsnet
Andres Iniesta says he will most likely retire from international soccer after Spain plays at the World Cup.
Jlloyd Samuel: Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender dies in car crash – BBC Sport
Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel has died in a car crash in Cheshire.
After Guerrero’s World Cup ban, union seeks new doping rules – Sportsnet
The global footballers’ union wants FIFA’s help to review anti-doping rules after Peru captain Paolo Guerrero was banned from the World Cup for a positive test for cocaine caused by contaminated tea.
Republic of Ireland U17s furious after keeper sent off during penalty shootout – The Guardian
Monday’s Under-17 European Championship quarter-final between the Netherlands and Republic of Ireland ended in acrimony after Irish goalkeeper James Corcoran was sent off during the deciding penalty shoot-out.
FA Cup final: Ray Wilkins’ widow to present trophy to winners – BBC Sport
Ray Wilkins’ widow Jackie will present the trophy to the winners of the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United on Saturday.
English Premier League faces broadcast money battle – The Star
The Premier League prides itself on being the most competitive in the world and points to Leicester’s 2016 title triumph at preseason odds of 5,000-to-1 as the ultimate evidence. It might be time to revisit that opinion.
Premier League 2017-18 review: what we learned tactically from the season – The Guardian
As the gulf grows between rich and poor clubs so, too, does a culture in which some teams enter games accepting the only way they can compete is by not competing.
Agenda for the 68th FIFA Congress announced – FIFA
The agenda for the 68th FIFA Congress is now available.
Gianni finds a friend. Real Madrid like idea of big money Club World Cup – Inside World Football
It has been a quiet week so far in terms of news regarding FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s frantic lobbying to get backers for his $25 billion sell off plan for new FIFA endorsed Club World Cup and Nations League competitions. But he has received support from one area.
World Cup 2018 team previews: what you need to know about all 32 teams – ESPN
The 2018 World Cup might be missing some big nations, but that’s what makes this tournament the best in sports. Brazil are looking to bounce back from a travesty in 2014, while Spain, Argentina and France are hoping to dethrone defending champions Germany and their typically deep squad. Can Belgium or Portugal make a splash? Do England have what it takes to challenge too?
2018 FIFA World Cup – Group A Preview – Futbolgrad
Russia have now announced their preliminary World Cup squad, and with the tournament kicking off in less than a month it is time to look ahead to the group stage of the tournament. First up our World Cup Group A preview.
Follow the FIFA eClub World Cup live – FIFA
FIFA.com will be streaming the action live this weekend as the FIFA eClub World Cup takes place at Paris’s Studio 130 on 19 and 20 May.
Roberto Mancini will talk to Mario Balotelli about making Italy return – ESPN
Roberto Mancini will talk to Nice forward Mario Balotelli about a return to the Italy team after being named the new national coach on Tuesday.
No Turkish delight at DFB after Ozil and Gundogan’s ‘symbolic’ meet with Erdogan – Inside World Football
British-based German internationals Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, both of Turkish origin, have been lambasted by their national federation and German politicians for posing for photos with Turkey’s controversial President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
World Cup visa approved by Russia for German journalist who uncovered doping – ESPN
A German journalist who uncovered Russia’s systematic doping in several sports has been granted a visa for the duration of the World Cup this summer after intervention of the German government, but he may still face further questioning.
The place to be: Uruguay 1930 – where the World Cup began – Peterborough Examiner
The 21st World Cup gets underway next month in Moscow and billions around the world are expected to tune in during the monthlong tournament — a far cry from its low-key start in 1930 in Uruguay.