VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
NEW YORK RED BULLS vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
MLS MATCHDAY #32
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017, 2:00 PM
RED BULL ARENA, HARRSION, NJ.
TV: TSN 1 RADIO: TSN 1410 ONLINE: TSN GO
Episode 222 – The AFTN Soccer Show (PIFL featuring Kendall Waston, Stefan Marinovic, Deklan Wynne, and Jordan Harvey) – AFTN
What a week in Whitecapsland! It started with a horror show Cascadia derby defeat in Seattle, was followed by a smash and grab victory in Kansas City, and ended with Vancouver Whitecaps clinching a playoff spot and needing just three more points from their remaining games to grab a first round bye.
Playoff picture: How the ‘Caps can secure a home playoff match or first-round bye – Whitecaps FC
The ‘Caps have three matches remaining in the regular season, starting Saturday at New York Red Bulls, and there’s still a whole lot to play for. Mainly, a home playoff game – or, even better – a first-round bye.
Report: Biello will not return as Impact coach – TSN
Mauro Biello will not return as head coach of the Montreal Impact next season, reports TSN Radio 690 Montreal’s Rick Moffat.
‘Our chance at redemption’ — Bradley writes open letter to Toronto FC fans – SN
Two days after Toronto FC clinched its first Supporters’ Shield as the top team in the MLS regular season, team captain Michael Bradley penned an open letter to the fans outlining the importance of the accomplishment.
Shrewd management and soccer ‘smarts’ led to TFC turnaround – Sportsnet
In 2012, Toronto FC was so bad that Danny Koevermans famously sounded off by stating TFC was “setting a record as the worst team in the world.”
Atlanta United FC vs. Minnesota United FC | 2017 MLS Match Preview – MLS
Nearly seven months after their memorable, snow-covered encounter, the two 2017 expansion teams will meet once again to kick off a shortened Week 31 slate.
Crew SC: Despite recent uproar, Higuain signs on for another year – Columbus Dispatch
Crew SC announced Tuesday morning that it had signed Federico Higuain to a one-year extension of his designated player contract, meaning the Crew career of one of the club’s most productive players will continue into a seventh season.
FC Dallas May Have Used Ineligible Player Against Orlando City – The Mane Land
MLS is investigating whether Michael Barrios should have been allowed to play as a sub after being on the initial lineup.
MLS helping CONCACAF’s budding powers compete with USA and Mexico – SN
In helping build CONCACAF’s depth, MLS has perhaps made life trickier for the region’s traditional heavyweights. Having breezed through recent qualification cycles, the U.S. finds itself in a perilous position entering the final two matchdays on the road to Russia. Four years ago, Mexico needed a playoff win over New Zealand to book its ticket to Brazil.
NYCFC coach Vieira confirms St Etienne talks: Right offer, wrong time – Tribal Football
New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira has confirmed he’s held talks about working in France.
Nashville Unveils Stadium Funding Proposal as MLS Expansion Bid Becomes a Favorite – SI.com
Nashville now has moved well beyond being considered. After unveiling its stadium location and financing plan Monday—and considering what’s happening (or not happening) elsewhere— Music City appears to be among the favorites to become an MLS city when the league announces its next two expansion sites in December.
MLS opens a marketing office in Canada: Is it already too little, too late? – the11.ca
This is a league that has fans in Canada despite itself, not because of any outreach work it has done north of the border.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Residency Report: Wild weekend of Development Academy action at the NSDC – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC Residency teams were back in action on Saturday, taking on Crossfire Premier at the National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC).
Heat unbeaten in five, host ‘Wolves Saturday –Kelowna Capital News
UBCO men’s soccer squad sweeps two at home, runs shutout streak to four.
Women win bronze at inaugural 55+ soccer tourney – Comox Valley Record
Women’s soccer was present for the first time at the 55+BC Games in Vernon in September.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Ottawa University soccer rebounds by bashing York – Ottawa Herald
Caroline Jenkins scored three goals, and the No. 10 Lady Braves bounced back nicely Saturday in Nebraska. Ottawa University’s women’s soccer team stomped York College 6-0 in its first match since Sept. 8 against a non-ranked opponent.
Concordia Stingers women’s soccer team beats Bishop’s Gaiters 3-0 – The Concordian
The Concordia Stingers women’s soccer team beat the Bishop’s Gaiters 3-0 at Concordia Stadium on Oct. 1.
Benfica-Rangers game cancelled at Tim Hortons Field and everyone’s angry – Hamilton Spectator
The friendly between big-name European soccer powers Benfica of Lisbon and Rangers of Glasgow was cancelled either late Friday night or sometime Saturday, but the reasons for the decision are not yet known.
In It for the Long Term – Featuring: Nick Vagenas – Ontario Soccer
Talking with match officials about their development.
President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, Nicolle named to Canada Soccer Board of Directors – CSA
Canada Soccer has selected Leanne Nicolle to its Board of Directors as a Director-Elect for Ontario following a call for nominations. The Ontario Director position was left vacant by the recent appointment of Nick Bontis to the position of Canada Soccer Vice President. Ms. Nicolle will serve as Director for a term ending May 2020, with her selection ratified by the membership at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Members.
Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 November – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.
WFC2, USL, NASL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
REAL MONARCHS SLC vs. WFC2
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017, 6:00 PM
RIO TINTO STADIUM, SANDY, UT.
Cosmos Players Address NASL, USSF Conflict – Empire of Soccer
After seeing the drama play out in the media and online, several Cosmos players spoke about the situation that has put not only the NASL, but also their livelihoods at risk. Without being granted a preliminary injunction on or about Oct. 31 to maintain the status quo while its lawsuit plays out, the NASL is unlikely to continue operations next year.
11 Things – USL Week 28 – USL
Monarchs within a step of silverware as Eastern field tightens below Louisville.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Frauen-Bundesliga Week 4 Review: Werder pick up big point away from home – Vavel
The fourth week of the Frauen-Bundesliga saw Freiburg and Munich show their class away to Hoffenheim and Köln respectively as Essen came from behind against Sand, Frankfurt returned to winning aways, Wolfsburg avoided a scare in Duisburg and Werder fought back to earn a credible point in Potsdam.
Pioneering Herrera cherishing a Libertadores dream – FIFA
Alejandra Herrera is not afraid of blazing a trail. In a few short days, she will register another momentous landmark in her life by becoming the first player from El Salvador to appear in the Women’s Copa Libertadores.
FA manages to divide the room with its plans to restructure women’s football – The Guardian
Many clubs and players are up in arms about the significant changes involved in the haphazard and hasty decisions to overhaul the WSL and WPL.
Division 1 Féminine Week 4 Review: OL make a statement with in over Montpellier – Vavel
In what should have been a tightly contested match between the top two teams in France, the reigning champions left no questions as to who was the superior team right now.
Orlando Pride Midfielder Camila Out Indefinitely with ACL, MCL Injuries – Orlando City SC
Orlando Pride midfielder Camila Martins Pereira has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament tear (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain in her right knee during Saturday’s 3-2 win over the North Carolina Courage.
Orlando Pride defender Ali Krieger plays every minute of season, helps spur playoff run – Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Pride defender Ali Krieger says she feel as though she’s getting better with age. At 33, Krieger has played in 179 professional club matches and has 98 caps with the U.S. women’s national team.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
USMNT hoping Orlando provides home field boost against Panama – SBI
The U.S. Men’s National Team may just have to win on the road in the coming week, but first they face a home match against Panama. If the U.S. can prevent Panama from taking points on U.S. soil, the U.S. would all but have one foot in the door for Russia.
Barcelona president confirms La Liga exit a possibility over Catalan independence – SN
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club would have to discuss the possibility of leaving La Liga if Catalonia gained independence from Spain.
Barcelona shows its solidarity for Catalonia independence vote in wake of violent crackdown – Soccer America
Politics have hung over Spanish soccer for decades, dating back to the Civil War in the 1930s, but they have never been more on display in the modern era than on Sunday when La Liga’s seventh round coincided with Catalonia’s independence vote.
France under intense pressure ahead of crucial World Cup clash with Bulgaria – ESPN FC
It has all come down to this. At the end of a nervous week, France travel to Bulgaria to play a key match in their hopes to qualify for the 2018 World Cup on Saturday evening. They currently top the group but are only a point ahead of Sweden, four off the Netherlands and five from Bulgaria.
Lazio: Part of Stadio Olimpico to be closed for two games after racist chanting – BBC Sport
A section of Lazio’s stadium will be closed for two Serie A games following racist chanting by fans during the 6-1 home win against Sassuolo on Sunday.
A-League 2017-18 season preview part one: the teams bubbling under – The Guardian
Our team-by-team guide to the new campaign kicks off with the four sides least likely to make the finals this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Madrid: My Story – The Players’ Tribune
There is a strong memory I have from when I was 7 years old. It is so clear to me that I can picture it right now, and it makes me feel warm. It has to do with my family.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca