BC Soccer News: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WHITECAPS & MLS

Whitecaps’ Pa-Modou Kah asks ‘what can I do?’Vancouver Sun
Everybody makes mistakes, be it ditch diggers, coffee baristas, sports reporters or professional soccer players.

Christian Dean focused on breaking through with Vancouver WhitecapsMLS
When it comes to playing the waiting game, Vancouver Whitecaps center back Christian Dean is fast becoming an expert.

Rodriguez suffers “minor setback” after returning to trainingWhitecaps FC
The Uruguayan centre back left the April 8 match vs. Columbus with a quad strain and has been sidelined ever since.

The “no fun” Vancouver WhitecapsSoccer Shorts Blog
There does seem to be a perception that when the Whitecaps do perform well they provide a feast of soccer that is easy on the eye.

David Ousted up for MLS Save of the WeekMLS
Vote now for your favorite save. The winner will be announced on Friday.

WFC2 & USL

Earnshaw knows how to get the Caps coach’s attentionThe Province
He scored for the Whitecaps’ USL team on Sunday and made sure Robinson knew about it.

PHOTO GALLERY: USL – WFC2 1 Seattle Sounders 2 1April 26, 2015
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Montreal Impact reflect on historic final, plan to relish “moment in history”MLS
“We can go away one day and [these moments] will never go away, it will keep us together forever, whatever that means,”

Heads up for possible Impact on world footballCKNW
This is the same tournament Whitecaps FC will begin play in August, as the Canadian representatives.

Impact scrambled to deal with goalkeeping issuesSportsnet
Montreal will play this historic match without their starting goalkeeper Evan Bush, and instead must rely on one of two backups

CONCACAF Fines Alajuelense, Levies Provisional Stadium BanCONCACAF
This is the first time the CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee has levied an economic sanction for a discrimination incident during the Champions League.

CANADA

Sinclair: ‘Our goal is to change the sport of soccer here in Canada’Langley Times
Christine Sinclair thinks this year’s Women’s World Cup could be a watershed moment for soccer in Canada.

Matheson unlikely to be ready for World Cup opener The Equalizer
The Canadian midfielder is currently working her way back from an ACL tear in her left knee and now faces another obstacle.

Canada Soccer looks to Edmonton to help Canada ramp up Women’s World Cup Edmonton Journal
Peter Montopoli announced that 750,000 tickets already have been sold for the 24-team tournament, which opens June 6 at Commonwealth Stadium when Canada plays China PR.

Musings on a massive week for Canadian soccer 24 Hours
It has often made me wonder why B.C. – which has a climate suited for 365 days of soccer – has so few players actually playing for the national teams.

AMWAY CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP – THE VOYAGEURS CUP

Emotional rematch for Eddies Edmonton Sun
Any doubts of how seriously FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury FC would take the Amway Canadian Championship were put to rest in the nation’s capital last week.

Dos Santos: Fury will “go for it,” while Eddies have decisions to makethe11.ca
Coach Marc Dos Santos knows that his Ottawa Fury have to go out with guns blazing in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship preliminary round.

BC SOCCER

MIKE BARTRAM MEMORIAL YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENTKYSA
The event is held in honour of one of the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association’s most dedicated volunteers.

United teams fall in Coastal Cup semi-finalsRichmond News
U18 Richmond United’s Coastal Cup run ended with a 2-0 home field loss to the Central City Breakers Selects .

WORLD OF SOCCER

Report: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid to be hit with transfer ban NBC Pro Soccer Talk
Potentially shocking news is bringing a hammer down on Spain’s top flight as its three powerhouse clubs could all end up shackled by FIFA for illegally signing youth players.

Bournemouth promotion: Bucket collections to Premier LeagueBBC
The club who were once so penniless they required a bucket collection to survive now find themselves mixing it in the billionaires’ playground of English football’s top flight.

Juventus aim to clinch title on home turfFIFA
Juventus will need favours from elsewhere if they are to secure a fourth consecutive Serie A title in front of their own fans on Wednesday.

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