BC Soccer News, Tuesday, May 3, 2016



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Waston, Bolaños, Pérez named to Copa América Centenario preliminary rosters Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Kendall Waston and midfielder Christian Bolaños were named to Costa Rica’s preliminary roster for the upcoming Copa América Centenario 2016. Striker Blas Pérez was also named to Panama’s 35-man preliminary roster in advance of the tournament to be held across 10 cities in the United States from June 3 to 26.

Orlando City captain Kaká expected to play Friday against N.Y. Red BullsOrlando Sentinel
Orlando City captain Kaká went through full training Monday and appears to be on track to play when the Lions host the New York Red Bulls Friday.

MLS Injury Report MLS
Current injuries for all MLS clubs in Week 10.

Canadian Players Having Strong Start to 2016 Major League Soccer Season Waking the Red
The Canadian flag has flown high in Major League Soccer during the early part of the 2016 season. While the country’s three teams have had mixed results to start the year, players born north of the border are making an impact.

One Man Show: Toronto FC’s Offense Needs More Than Just Sebastian GiovincoWaking the Red
Relying on a star player is one thing, but Toronto FC has lived and died by the play of the atomic ant this season.

Collin embraces “big opportunity” with Red Bulls Empire of Soccer
The New York Red Bulls aren’t the only ones excited about Aurelien Collin’s arrival. As a matter of fact, Collin was downright gushing about joining the club — especially considering his former club status.

Veljko Paunovic confirms Khaly Thiam to join Chicago FireMLS
The Chicago Fire’s midfield is about to receive a boost with the addition of Senegalese midfielder Khaly Thiam. Thiam, 22, is scheduled to arrive in Chicago this week to undergo a medical and physical evaluation before joining Fire training, coach Veljko Paunović confirmed Monday.

United States international Joe Corona would consider a serious MLS offer ESPN FC
U.S. international midfielder Joe Corona freely admits the Clausura 2016 campaign hasn’t been the best of his career, and he would be open to an MLS move if the right circumstance presented itself.

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VISL teams in BC Soccer Provincial Cup BC Soccer Web
In the A Cup, a tough weekend as both VISL teams were eliminated.

Singing the Blues at Coastal Cup finalsDelta Optimist
Tsawwassen U18 and U17 girls teams crowned champions while Delta Coastal brings home a pair of titles on the “A” side too

Whitecaps FC Residency take all four matches on California tripWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Residency teams won all four matches on their California road trip this past weekend as they inch closer towards the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) playoffs.

“Real Football” Banner Gets Social Media Talking BC Lions BC Lions Den
Monday, the Lions stretched a cheeky banner across a pedestrian walkway next to BC Place Stadium that read, “Real football returns… June 25th”. This caught the eye of a few Whitecaps supporters including TSN 1040’s Mike Martignago who tweeted.

PHOTO GALLERY: BC Provincial Men’s ‘A’ Cup: Pegasus FC 5 Nanaimo Utd. 0, April 30, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

VMSL teams dominant in BC Provincial A Cup quarter-finals AFTN
There’s little doubt that the Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) is by far and away the strongest local league out there right now and has been for a long time. The quality shines through every year in the BC Provincial Cups, with the last five winners of the A Cup all being VMSL sides.

Cascades women’s soccer team to hold ID campUFV
University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer head coach Rob Giesbrecht is hosting a player identification camp on Sunday, July 17.

Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference – June 3-5 at SFU BC Soccer Web
The Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference is back for its second year. Learn from some of the best coaches in the game. This year’s conference features speakers from Arsenal, Leicester City, Southampton, the English FA and more. Register before April 30 for early bird pricing.

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.

Victoria Highlanders 2016 Season Tickets Now Available Select Your Seats
The Victoria Highlanders are ready to return to the PDL for 2016. BC Soccer Web encourages all soccer fans on Vancouver Island to get behind their team. Season tickets are now on sale and extremely affordable. Support Local Soccer!

BC Soccer Assoc. is Now Accepting Candidates for its Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors for terms commencing June 11, 2016. Prospective candidates are invited to review the information provided on the BC Soccer web site www.bcsoccer.net. Candidates who provide notice to BC Soccer Assoc. of their intent to stand for election by May 1, 2016 will have their applications circulated to the membership in early May.

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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EPIC presents the 2016 Western Canada College ID Camp


Voice of Canadian Soccer set to hang up his microphone Waking the Red
To say that Gerry was the most iconic voice in Canadian soccer history would not be an overstatement in the slightest. When he moved to Sportsnet on day one of the networks existence he began an integral part of their regular soccer broadcasts and for many who did most of their growing up in the past 18 years he became an inseparable part of our soccer watching experience.

Chénard, Charbonneau and Morisset will officiate at the Rio 2016 women’s football tournamentCSA
Canadian referee Carol Anne Chenard and assistant referees Marie-Josée Charbonneau and Suzanne Morisset were among the FIFA appointees today for the women’s football tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic games this summer.

FC Edmonton’s Academy kicks off their Edmonton District Soccer Association (EDSA) Premier Divison season, May 2 at ESA South 1 against Juventus. 2016 marks the Academy’s third season in the Divison, which sees the program’s young talent competing against older and more physical players on a weekly basis.

In wake of child’s death, Yukon adopts new rules for soccer goal postsCBC
The Yukon government has passed tough regulations for movable soccer goal posts. The new rules are similar to interim safety measures that were put in place in 2013, a year after five-year-old Jaedyn Amann was killed when a soccer net fell on her on a Watson Lake soccer pitch.

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After returning home to Clarke Field for a single match, the Eddies are back on the road for their first multi-match road trip of the 2016 season, beginning Wednesday evening against the Jacksonville Armada. The Eddies will be aiming for back-to-back wins following a 2-0 victory against Ottawa Fury FC last week at home. Following their midweek match, the Edmonton squad faces a quick turnaround as they head to Indianapolis to take on Indy Eleven on Saturday.

Adam Eckersley looking to get back in the game for FC EdmontonEdmonton Journal
Adam Eckersley was hoping to make a bigger impact with FC Edmonton through the first four games of the North American Soccer League Spring Season.

NASL Rewind: Big win for Cosmos before small crowd Soccer America
NASL defending champion New York Cosmos ended a two-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over the previously undefeated first-place Carolina RailHawks but drew only 2,419 fans to Shuart Stadium.

Kranjcar Loving Life with Cosmos, Open to Stay for Fall Season Empire of Soccer
The 31-year-old is only signed up for the 10-game NASL Spring Season, meaning his future with the club for the more arduous 22-game Fall Season is still uncertain.

Nashville in play for pro soccer expansion team The Tennesseean
Two professional soccer leagues are considering Nashville for a future expansion franchise as Metro officials said potential team investors are exploring the city’s appetite for higher-level pro soccer.

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NWSL Rewind: Spirit makes it three in a row Soccer America
Despite a change in coach, the Washington Spirit is off to the best start in the NWSL with three wins in three games after its 3-0 win at the Western New York Flash. Next up after two games on the road will be a game Saturday against second-place Portland, coached by former Spirit coach Mark Parsons.

Sky Blue add New Zealand Goalkeeper Erin Nayler Empire of Soccer
Sky Blue FC announced the signing of New Zealand goalkeeper Erin Nayler to its roster on Monday. Nayler is an international veteran, having played every minute in goal for New Zealand in last summer’s Women’s World Cup.

Lyon ease past Paris to final date with Wolfsburg UEFA
Two-time winners Lyon will meet Wolfsburg in a repeat of the 2013 UEFA Women’s Champions League final after finishing off last-four rivals Paris Saint-Germain with a 1-0 win.

#SWPL16 – Game 6 Round Up SWPL
The first Sunday of May brought out exciting football and shocks, especially in the SWPL 2 where three points separate the top six.

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Leicester clinches historic Premier League championship Toronto Star
Leicester City secured its first Premier League title without playing Monday after second-place Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea in one of the biggest-ever triumphs by an underdog in sports.

Leicester City FC could be in line to make over £150m having won the Premier League title this season. That money would come mainly from the Premier League “Merit Payment” for winning the league as well as qualification into the UEFA Champions League next season which will drive increased match day revenues in the form of gate receipts and commercial hospitality, as well as higher valuations of sponsorship assets and growth in fan bases globally.

Leicester City’s Premier League win ‘made mugs of all of us’ – ScudamoreBBC Sport
“If the bookmakers had it as a 5,000-1 event, you would imagine you should achieve these type of things once every 5,000 years. It gives us 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years of being able to say: ‘Leicester 2016. Just remember Leicester 2016.'”

Confusion reigns as City confirms Toure travels to MadridGoal
Manchester City announced Yaya Toure was part of its squad for the Champions League clash with Real Madrid having earlier ruled him out.

Atlético’s traffic control system proves decisive with Gabi at the wheelThe Guardian
Who was giving and receiving orders was not clear but switching the Atlético captain to the Diego Simeone-less bench after half-time was a masterstroke.

Liga MX more powerful than Ligue 1 – Tigres’ Andre-Pierre Gignac ESPN FC
Tigres striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has praised the scale and quality of Mexican football, saying it could be more powerful than France and is the reference point on the American continent.

Sheffield Wednesday to kick off Championship play-offs on 13 MayThe Guardian
Sheffield Wednesday will get the Championship play-offs under way after the Football League released the running order for its matches.

Kosovo elected to Uefa and can apply to join Fifa BBC Sport
Kosovo have been granted membership of European governing body Uefa. The vote was 28-24 in favour of the country which declared independence from Serbia in 2008. The Serbs strongly opposed Kosovo’s election.

Lionel Messi fan leaves Afghanistan after Taliban threats, father says ESPN FC
The family of a five-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from Barcelona star Lionel Messi, his football hero, has been forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats and a menacing letter from the Taliban, the boy’s father has said.

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