BC Soccer News, Wednesday, August 10, 2016


FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016, 8:00 PM




Vancouver Whitecaps looking for players to ‘step up’ and be difference makersGoal
Does Vancouver have the difference makers needed to reach the playoffs? The Whitecaps feel they do — they just need to start stepping up and showing it.

Whitecaps FC loan Deybi Flores to Honduran side Club Deportivo Motagua- Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that midfielder Deybi Flores will join Honduran side Club Deportivo Motagua on loan through December 2016 – pending receipt of his international transfer certificate.

Vancouver Whitecaps shooting blanks24 Hours
I’ve been critical recently about Vancouver Whitecaps FC — whether it’s been their goal scoring, defending, or the inability of their youngsters to progress.

New England Revolution 3-1 Chicago Fire: Hosts book U.S. Open Cup final ticket Goal
New England Revolution are back in the U.S. Open Cup Final for the first time in eight years.

Revolution hope to build on U.S. Open Cup momentum SBI
The New England Revolution are back in the U.S. Open Cup final for the first time since 2007. Jay Heaps was a player on that Revolution team, and now the current Revs head coach is hoping the 2016 side can replicate some of what he and his teammates did to reach both U.S. Open Cup and MLS Cup final that season.

Loan update: Adekugbe makes first-team debut for Brighton in EFL Cup victory Whitecaps FC
The Vancouver Whitecaps FC left back made his first-team debut for Brighton & Hove Albion FC on Tuesday, helping the Seagulls cruise to a 4-0 win over fourth-tier side Colchester United FC in the first round of the Football League Cup (EFL).

TFC notebook: Altidore close to returning to starting line-upSportsnet
After coming off the bench to great effect in recent weeks, TFC forward Jozy Altidore could finally return to the starting line-up over the course of the Reds’ upcoming three-game road trip, which kicks off Saturday in Houston.

‘Worst MLS signing’ Lampard is tearing it up Soccer America
When he decided to leave the English Premier League for MLS, veteran midfielder Frank Lampard knew things would be different.

Perrinelle, Lade suffer significant injuries; BWP status unknown Empire of Soccer
Omer Damari and Daniel Royer couldn’t come soon enough for the injury-laden New York Red Bulls.

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Women’s soccer team needs playersDelta Optimist
Are you over 30 and looking to stay fit and have fun in a team sport? Perhaps Women’s Classic soccer is for you!

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: Vancouver Thunderbirds 4, Mid Isle Mariners 1, July 24, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Jay DeMerit launches Rise & Shine Captain’s Camp in Pemberton Rise & Shine Foundation
A captain is an individual who unifies teammates into one team.  A captain has to be well rounded to lead by example. At the Rise & Shine: Captains Camps, the curriculum is specifically built around creating a balance of elite soccer training on the field, and all encompassing life skills training off the field.

BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in ReviewBCSA
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 MandateBCSA
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.

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Canada’s soccer women post historic win over Germany in RioCBC
Melissa Tancredi propelled the Canadian Olympic women’s soccer team to its first-ever win over Germany in 13 meetings on Tuesday, scoring both goals in a 2-1 decision in the Group F finale at the Rio Olympics.

Perfect Canada wins Olympic Group F with 2:1 win over GermanyCSA
Canada are perfect with nine points following a 2:1 win over Germany at the Rio 2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. Melissa Tancredi scored both Canada goals as the 9 August win clinched first place in Group F.

Tancredi steps up for Canada vs. Germany at Rio 2016Sportsnet
It’s always been a stiff challenge for the Canadian women’s soccer team whenever it has faced Germany, the reigning European champions and two-time World Cup winners, and a side the Reds never so much as earned a draw from in 12 meetings prior to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Desiree Scott makes ‘mama’ proud in Canada’s Olympic soccer win over GermanyCBC
When Team Canada women’s soccer team eked out a 2-1 win over Germany Tuesday at the Rio Olympics, Manitoba-born Desiree Scott’s mother was at the edge of her seat watching every nail-biting moment.

CanWNT fans can dare to dream again after huge win over Germany MLS
Soak it in, Canada fans: You may have just witnessed the most gratifying result in the history of the women’s national team.

Whitecaps FC announce partnership with Alberta Soccer Association Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Alberta Soccer Association announced on Tuesday a new player development partnership, which will include an academy centre in Calgary.

Whitecaps forge new partnership in Alberta: FC Edmonton gave thumbs-up to deal the11.ca
On Tuesday, the Whitecaps announced a new partnership with the Alberta Soccer Association that will include an academy located in Calgary. But it needs to be stated that, before this deal was stamped, both the ASA and the Whitecaps informed FC Edmonton of their intentions — and FCE gave the plan its support.

Canada wins opener 6:0 at CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 ChampionshipCSA
Canada opened the 2016 CONCACAF Girls Under-15 Championship with a 6:0 win over tournament guests Venezuela. The win gave Canada three points on the 9 August opening day in Orlando, FL, USA.

Tim Hortons Field wants to see how interested Hamilton is in soccer Red Nation Online
For the first time in weeks, we’ve had a development on pro soccer in

Erin McLeod: It’s time to Motivate a Nation! themotivenation.ca
After building a successful e-commerce (www.peaudeloup.com) and a physical retail store in West Vancouver (CAPOSHIE) Women’s National Team Goalkeeper Erin McLeod has decided after a series of misfortunate events it’s time to branch out on her own with her new inspiration project, Motive Nation, launching to the public on July 1st, online at www.themotivenation.ca.




WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016, 7:00 PM



Whitecaps FC 2 host Orange County Blues FC in possible playoff preview on WednesdayWhitecaps FC
The ‘Caps emerged from a tough stretch that saw them battle the summer Texas and Arizona heat while missing players who were called up to a pair of first team matches.

Sacramento Republic FC Sign Former Chelsea and West Ham United Forward Carlton ColeSacramento Republic
Sacramento Republic FC have agreed to a contract with forward Carlton Cole for the 2016 USL season. Cole played most recently with Celtic of the Scottish Premier League. He will begin training with the club on August 16 in Sacramento.

Whether Belmont or Plan B, Cosmos need Brooklyn bandage nowThis is Cosmos Country
It’s definitely a point for debate, but I firmly believe Nassau County cannot sustain this team for much longer and the Cosmos must now head for the boroughs, specifically Brooklyn.

Sacramento Republic FC to Host Chivas de Guadalajara on October 5 at Bonney FieldSacramento Republic
Sacramento Republic FC will host Liga MX club Chivas de Guadalajara on Wednesday, October 5 in a friendly match at Bonney Field. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

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USA-Colombia: Solo finally meets her match Soccer America
The USA accomplished what it set out to do, and that’s win its group at the Olympic women’s soccer competition and move into the quarterfinals, where it will face Sweden on Friday.

US draws Colombia 2-2; Solo falters Prost Amerika
From the first time that she touched the ball in these Olympic Games, US goalkeeper Hope Solo has been the target of boos and taunts from the Brazilian crowds, for the entirety of the US matches. Despite all the negativity, Solo has continued to stand tall between the posts and defend the goal flawlessly.

Rio Olympics: Women’s Soccer, Day 3 Soccer America
The quarterfinals in the Olympic women’s soccer competition are set: USA-Sweden, Brazil-Australia, Canada-France and Germany-China. Canada was the only team that finished with a sweep of three games, finishing first in Group G with a 2-1 win over Germany. Both the USA and Brazil went into Day 3 unbeaten and untied but drew their final group games with weakened squads.

Olympic quarterfinals schedule: Grudge matches galoreEqualizer
Friday’s women’s soccer Olympic quarterfinals are set following the conclusion of group play on Tuesday, and the last eight includes a few scintillating rematches from recent major tournaments.

European trio scrape through in Brazil UEFA
“We can do better,” Germany coach Silvia Neid concluded after her side joined France and Sweden in making it to the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament in unspectacular fashion.

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Real Madrid wins UEFA Super CupBBC Sport
Defender Dani Carvajal scored a fine solo goal a minute from the end of extra time as Real Madrid beat Spanish rivals Sevilla in a dramatic Super Cup.

John Stones: Man City sign England defender – but why have they paid £47.5m? BBC Sport
Four summers ago John Stones was targeting a regular place in Barnsley’s first team – now the England centre-back has become the second most expensive defender in history.

Argentina coach in Spain to convince Messi to return Sportsnet
Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has travelled to Spain in an effort to convince Lionel Messi to stay on the national team.

Ashley Williams: Everton sign Swansea and Wales defender BBC Sport
Everton have signed Wales captain Ashley Williams from Premier League rivals Swansea for an undisclosed fee, thought to be £12m.

Hull City owners in advanced talks to sell club to Chinese investorsThe Guardian
Hull City could soon be under Chinese ownership after it emerged the owners, the Allam family, are in advanced talks to sell the Premier League club.

Claudio Ranieri rewarded with new contract at Leicester Sportsnet
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has been rewarded with an extended new contract for leading the club to a stunning Premier League title last season.

Leicester make £23m offer for Brazil forward Gabriel Barbosa The Guardian
Leicester City have made a €27m (£23.2m) offer for the Santos forward Gabriel Barbosa. The 19-year-old, also known as Gabigol, is playing for Brazil at the Rio Olympics and his future is likely to be decided after the Games.

Premier League’s Scudamore: eSports and social media threaten footballESPN FC
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live from the Premier League launch in Islington on Wednesday morning, Scudamore highlighted the modern-day obstacles but vowed the governing body would do everything it could to keep young people able to identify with the sport.

The Pogba Debate: Waste of money or Man Utd’s messiah?Goal
With the Frenchman having completed his record-breaking return to Old Trafford from Juventus, Goal pits two writers against each other over whether he’s the right or wrong man.

Stevenage’s Ben Kennedy puts Ipswich out of EFL Cup The Guardian
Ben Kennedy scored the only goal as League Two Stevenage shocked the Championship side Ipswich with a 1-0 EFL Cup win at Portman Road. Kennedy was quickest to react after Dean Gerken could only parry a deflected shot from Charlie Lee eight minutes after the interval.

Police arrest 11 in Port Talbot FC match-fixing probe BBC Sport
Police have arrested 11 people amid allegations of match-fixing in a Welsh Premier League match.

How to speak the language of football The Guardian
In this excerpt from his book, Football Clichés, Adam Hurrey translates the bewildering dialect employed by sports journalists. Read it with aplomb

Beer in the stands? In North America, yes; some other soccer countries, noMLS
For many American soccer fans, one of the greatest joys of the beautiful game is being able to watch from the stands, in spring and summer weather, with a beer in hand. But as it turns out, with the return of international club play, take a look — it’s also a joy that is far from universal. Here’s a look at how beer and soccer go together (or don’t go together) in stadiums around the world.

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