CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
SPORTING KANSAS CITY vs. WHITECAPS FC
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016, 5:00 pm
CHILDREN’S MERCY PARK, KANSAS CITY, KANSAS
CCL Scenarios: Vancouver can become first team to clinch quarterfinal berth – MLS
The 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League group stage picks back up this week, and as we pass the halfway point we’re starting to get an idea of who we may be seeing next spring in the quarterfinals.
Whitecaps FC name 23-man roster for Tuesday’s CONCACAF Champions League match at Sporting KC – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday the 23-man roster for their 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) match at Sporting Kansas City tomorrow. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. PT at Children’s Mercy Park.
Vancouver Whitecaps win over Sporting K.C. will eliminate rivals – Prince George Citizen
The Vancouver Whitecaps have displayed many flaws this season — except in CONCACAF Champions League competition. Vancouver takes a perfect 2-0-0 record into Tuesday’s road game against Sporting Kansas City. With a win, the Whitecaps can advance beyond CCL group play for the first time.
Sporting KC hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC in must-win CONCACAF Champions League match on Tuesday – Sporting KC
Sporting Kansas City faces a must-win scenario heading into Tuesday’s pivotal match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.
Entering the Blue Hell, Whitecaps in K.C. for CCL clash – Vancouver Sun
The huge supporters-section banner at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City reads WELCOME TO THE BLUE HELL. The Whitecaps have experienced their share there. Vancouver is 0-4-1 in K.C., including two defeats this season.
CCL Match Preview: Sporting KC v Vancouver Whitecaps – AFTN
After an unexpected weekend win, the ‘Caps get a break from the relentless table watching and the harsh reality of the MLS regular season to take on Sporting Kansas City in CONCACAF Champions League action tonight.
Match Preview: Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City in CCL Qualifying – Eighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps haven’t been terribly successful in MLS Regular Season Play in 2016, but they certainly are in the drivers seat in CONCACAF Champions League Qualifying play.
CONCACAF Champions League | Timbers ready for challenge in Costa Rica – Timbers.com
Ned Grabavoy remembers the environment outside of Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá in San José, Costa Rica, the night that he and his then-Real Salt Lake teammates traveled there to play Saprissa in 2011.
‘We’re second-class citizens’: why MLS in Canada benefits everyone except Canada – The Guardian
In MLS, Canadian players are classed as ‘international’ if they play for American clubs, which means there’s nowhere for Canadian players to go.
Dos Santos, in form of his life, is Galaxy’s new lead man – Four Four Two
Giovani dos Santos has never played better than in the past week — he’ll tell you so — and the LA Galaxy appears primed to give FC Dallas its stiffest challenge for the Supporters’ Shield because of that.
Kei Kamara’s status for New England’s US Open Cup final up in the air – MLS
Entering their first US Open Cup final since 2007, the New England Revolution may be without one of their most important players.
Revolution eye US Open Cup crown – Boston Globe
The New England Revolution last won the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in 2007. Now nine years later, the Revolution can clinch their second Cup in franchise history against the very team they defeated in 2007 — FC Dallas.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and Why You Should Care… – Dallas News
If overheard fan banter at Toyota Stadium is any indication, there are still plenty of FC Dallas fans, even season ticket members, who don’t know what this Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup thing is and why it is significant that FC Dallas is in the final Tuesday against the New England Revolution.
BC SOCCER NEWS
PHOTOS & RESULTS: VANCOUVER METRO SOCCER LEAGUE 2016-17 OPENING DAY – BC Soccer Web
It was a feast of football in Coquitlam as the Vancouver Metro Soccer League launched the 2016-17 Premier League season with all twelve clubs in action.
Dawson girls soccer team dominates in B.C. – Yukon News
The Dawson City Lions’ road to gold started long before the first whistle or even their flight to B.C. It began with fundraising efforts weeks ago. “We did grocery bagging to auctions to bottle drives to lemonade stands, and every kid participated and worked for this,” said Lions coach Johnny Nunan. “So the lesson is, you put hard work in and then you’re going to be rewarded.”
Canada West to livestream over 100 Soccer matches in 2016-17 – Canada West
With the 2016-17 Canada West regular season set to open later this week, Canada West is proud to launch passes for Canadawest.tv – the official streaming home of the conference.
BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in Review – BCSA
After another successful year of soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer Assoc. is pleased to release their 2015-2016 Year in Review. The creation of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program, delivery of a FIFA Live Your Goals Festival, along with the numerous Grassroots Festivals across the province and Coach Education highlight some of the major successes this past year.
BC Soccer Assoc. Delivery of Coach Mandate – BCSA
IMPORTANT: If you are coaching in the ages U6-U12 you are required to complete the age appropriate course(s) even if you have a higher level of certification (ie. Soccer for Life, B pretest, C License, B License or A License). In order to enable our membership to deliver on the coaching mandate, BC Soccer Assoc. will be scheduling Learning Facilitator training sessions to assist organizations to have qualified individuals to deliver in-club coach certification courses to their coaches.
2016 BC Soccer Provincial Cup Photo Galleries – BC Soccer Web
Westhills Stadium & Goudy Park in Langford hosted the 2016 BC Soccer Adult Provincial Cup Finals. It was a thrilling weekend of soccer on Vancouver Island that saw seven champions crowned. Richmond FC & Surrey Pegasus qualified for the National Championships this Fall in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Both Coquitlam Metro-Ford Masters & Classics sides qualified for the Western Canadian Masters Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In all, it was a clean sweep for teams from the VMSL & MWSL. Monique Lamoureux & Bill Currie from BC Soccer Web were on location that weekend, capturing the all the action.
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
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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
Canadian soccer star Rhian Wilkinson’s goal is to inspire others – Montreal Gazette
There really is something special about the power of an Olympic medal. Rhian Wilkinson has two of them as a member of the Canadian women’s soccer team at both the London and Rio Olympics. The power of those bronze medals was on display Monday morning after Wilkinson finished doing an interview at her mother’s home in Baie-d’Urfé and brought them with her to a nearby park, which was named after her in June, for a photo shoot with the Montreal Gazette’s Dave Sidaway.
Q & A with double Olympic soccer bronze-medallist Rhian Wilkinson – Montreal Gazette
Wilkinson sat down at her mother’s home in Baie d’Urfé Monday to talk about her impressive soccer career and also offered some advice for young girls with dreams of following in her footsteps — and maybe even winning Olympic gold.
Pandas siblings carry on deep-rooted family tradition – Edmonton Journal
On Friday night at Foote Field, sisters Kate and Anna Dunn put on their soccer jerseys and went out on the pitch for the very first time representing the University of Alberta Pandas together.
Sarnia soccer defenders aim for national title –Sarnia Journal
They say defence wins championships. With that in mind, a quintet of city women proved outstanding in leading their team to a provincial championship last month.
Woodbridge Back On Top Of Women’s Division After 3-1 Defeat Of Panthers – League1 Ontario
Mikayla Dayes (20′, 40′) led the way with a first half brace for Woodbridge Strikers, while Nicole Samuel (63′) added a single, as they regained position at the top of the women’s division table following a 2-1 result over North Mississauga.
Horton to manage Oakville Soccer Club’s coaches, youth program – Inside Halton
Carl Horton is the Oakville Soccer Club’s new Coach Development and Youth Programs manager. The Hamilton resident was the Ontario Soccer Association’s regional manager in charge for player development west. He’ll begin his new job later this month.
8 Ontario Cup champions crowned – SIRC
Eight teams were crowned Ontario Cup champions this weekend. The Ontario Soccer Centre Stadium was host to clubs from across Ontario as the provincial championships for eight divisions, including the Men’s and Women’s Finals, concluded on a thrilling weekend in Vaughan.
Canadian futsal hero Lemos signs with the Milwaukee Wave – the11.ca
Canadian futsal folk hero Joshua Lemos has got a new gig. The Canadian keeper has been signed by the Milwaukee Wave of the Major Arena Soccer League. That club is also home to Canadian futsal national teamer Ian Bennett. The Wave is coached by Canadian Giuliano Oliviero.
PHOTOS: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada 3 El Salvador 1, September 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie
WFC2, USL & NASL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
WFC2 vs. PORTLAND TIMBERS 2
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016, 2:00 PM
THUNDERBIRD STADIUM, VANCOUVER, BC
USL MATCH PREVIEW | T2 travel to face Arizona United SC Tuesday – Timbers.com
Playing the second of three consecutive road matches, T2 will travel to face Arizona United SC at Peoria Sports Complex on Tuesday, Sept. 13; kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (Pacific).
FC Montreal’s Béland-Goyette Wins USL Goal of the Month – USL
Following a tightly contested fan vote, the impressive volley off the foot of FC Montreal midfielder Louis Béland-Goyette has been crowned USL Goal of the Month for August after garnering 40 percent of online votes.
FC Edmonton players, head coach dismayed about gaffes that led to Sunday’s loss to Miami – Edmonton Sun
Colin Miller was not happy FC Edmonton were defeated Sunday at Clarke Stadium, but it was the manner of the loss which really irked the head coach.
NASL Fall Week 11 Recap: Miami Moving On Up, More – Empire of Soccer
With their critical 1-0 win over the visiting Minnesota United FC (20 pts Fall, 36 pts Combined), the New York Cosmos (30 pts, 48 pts) are the obvious headline from week 11 of the NASL Fall Season. The Cosmos’s position remained unchanged at the top of the fall and combined standings, but they are now in total control of theair playoff destiny as everyone else in the top four at the start of the weekend lost out in their matches.
NASL Rewind: Cosmos increase lead at top, Miami FC extends unbeaten run – SBI
North American Soccer League teams still have plenty of time to make runs for playoff berths in the fall season, but the playoff picture is starting to become clear.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Thorns to host playoff at Providence Park – Prost Amerika
Moments before the gates opened you could see a handful of Riveters setting out flags, drums and banners with the artistic flare of a gallery owner setting up for a show. Portland holds the record for total home attendance in a season, averaging 16, 945 fans per game. Sunday, they would play in front of a sell out crowd of over 21,ooo. Facing third ranked Western New York Flash the Thorns would come out ahead 3-2 in a hard fought win that earned them the right to host a playoff game for the first time in club history.
Women football growing amongst Pacific – PNGFacts
A FIFA coordinated training for women’s football coaching is underway in Samoa this week. The training puts the spotlight on empowering women football as well as preparing coaches to handle and coach teams.
Olivier Echouafni names his first ever full France squad – Vavel
The new France manager has announced the 20-player roster that will feature in the upcoming international matches.
Matildas star returns as Sydney FC announce W-League squad – Westfield W-League
Sydney FC have announced the return of Westfield Matildas’ World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic star Caitlin Foord for their W-League 2016/17 campaign.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-17 – NCAA
Based on the NCAA’s commitment to fairness and inclusion, the Association will relocate all seven previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year. The NCAA Board of Governors made this decision because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections. (Editor’s note: This includes 3 NCAA College Soccer national championships.).
Classic encounters await in the Champions League – FIFA
A little over three months after Real Madrid became kings of Europe for an 11th time in Milan, the group phase of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League is all set to begin. The 25th edition of the competition, the final of which will be held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, sees the arrival of two newcomers in Leicester City and Rostov, the respective champions of England and Russia, while the holders are aiming to become the first ever side to successfully defend the title.
PSG, Arsenal in search of elusive Champions League title as competition opens – Toronto Star
Europe’s most prestigious soccer tournament begins Tuesday. Here’s a look at the matches.
Thiago Silva returns but Hatem Ben Arfa not in PSG squad vs. Arsenal – ESPN FC
Paris Saint-Germain will have captain Thiago Silva available for their Champions League opener against Arsenal on Tuesday, but attacker Hatem Ben Arfa is not in the 18-man squad.
Life after Ibra at PSG isn’t going well – Soccer America
Ibra scored 156 goals in four seasons, but PSG should have enough talent to easily retain the French title under new coach Unai Emery, beginning with Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, Argentine Angel Di Maria and Brazilian Thiago Silva. But that is proving problematic as PSG is in seventh place after four games in Ligue 1 following a 3-1 loss at first-place Monaco and 1-1 tie at home against St. Etienne.
Bayern Munich’s Ancelotti begins Champions League quest vs. Rostov – ESPN FC
Bayern Munich host Russian side FC Rostov in the proverbial David vs. Goliath clash as Carlo Ancelotti takes charge of the Bavarians for the first time in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Having already conquered Germany, Bundesliga looks outward – Goal
The German top flight faces big challenges as it looks to globalize – especially in the overcrowded American soccer market.
Celtic want Champions League result in Barcelona – Rodgers – BBC Sport
Celtic are not in Barcelona to be “passengers” in Tuesday’s Champions League tie, says boss Brendan Rodgers.
UEFA presidential favourite slams Champions League deal – Sportsnet
UEFA and its top clubs have enraged the rest of the continent with an unacceptable, secret deal to guarantee more Champions League spots for the elite, according to the favourite to lead European football from Wednesday.
11-minute hat trick for Lukaku; Everton beats Sunderland 3-0 – Yahoo Sports
Romelu Lukaku fired an 11-minute hat trick to end his 11-game Premier League scoring drought in style as Everton beat Sunderland 3-0 on Monday.
Defenders lead Empoli to win over Crotone in Serie A – Sportsnet
All three goals were scored by defenders with headers as Tuscan club Empoli beat promoted Crotone 2-1 on Monday to gain its first Serie A points this season.
Week 4 review: Mario fires Nice level with leaders Monaco – Ligue 1
A two-goal debut from Mario Balotelli put OGC Nice level on points with leaders AS Monaco, whose 4-1 mauling of LOSC put them in pole; OL and PSG both faltered ahead of their Champions League openers later this week.
Asian Champions League quarterfinal results – Yahoo Sports
Results from the Asian Champions League Quarterfinal second leg matches on Tuesday.
Ex-Burkina Faso player Derme dies during French Cup tie – Yahoo Sports
Former Burkina Faso international Idrissa Ben Derme died after a suspected heart attack in a French Cup third-round tie at the weekend, his club said on Monday.
FIFA Futsal World Cup: Who will digest Matchday 1 results the best? –FIFA
The first round of matches at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 have been played and the teams now know where they stand and what needs to be improved. In particular, Egypt can be happy with their opening performance and the North Africans’ next fixture is against a Russia side that also began with a victory.
UEFA Youth League group stage begins – UEFA
Just as their senior counterparts are starting their UEFA Champions League bids, so the 32 Under-19 squads will open the UEFA Youth League group stage on Tuesday and Wednesday.
NSCAA launches new youth coaching courses – Soccer America
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is offering new coaching education programs that focus on small-sided games, from 4v4 through 11v11.