BC Soccer News, Wednesday, August 17, 2016


SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016, 7:00 PM



Vancouver Whitecaps ready ‘to go down fighting’ in battle to make the playoffsGoal
With games running out, the Whitecaps know they have it all to do to make the playoffs. The belief is there, but can they turn things around in time?

Teibert issues rallying cry as ‘Caps prepare for playoff pushWhitecaps FC
To a man, that was a word used by Vancouver Whitecaps FC coaches and players as they met with the media on Tuesday after training.

CONCACAF Champions League: ‘Caps remain in pole position as group play continues Whitecaps FC
The ‘Caps remain atop their group in CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) play after Sporting Kansas City and Central FC played to a 2-2 draw on Tuesday night in Trinidad & Tobago.

CCL: Sporting KC and Red Bulls draw on roadSoccer America
Sporting Kansas City needed a goal from Kevin Ellis in the 70th minute to rally for a 2-2 draw at Trinidad & Tobago’s Central FC in its opening match of the 2016-17 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League group stage.

Difference Maker: Damari shows his class with clutch goalEmpire of Soccer
The New York Red Bulls needed a hero, and Omer Damari answered the call. In a game desperate for a goalscorer, Damari not only notched the game defining goal against Alianza but he nearly helped to give RBNY the win just before the final whistle with his play on a Bradley Wright-Phillips attempt.

Duke’s Jeremy Ebobisse signs with MLS Washington Post
Jeremy Ebobisse, a U.S. under-20 national team forward, has withdrawn from Duke University and signed with MLS, the Insider has learned.

MLS expansion: Detroit’s bid comes amid Detroit City FC’s popularity NBC Sports
The question now is: What will happen to DCFC if MLS shows up? And would an MLS team be able to capitalize on the soccer culture that’s already here?

MLS Expansion: Let loose the Loons! Soccer America
The deafening silence shrouding MLS expansion to Minnesota, which is supposed to start play next season, is about to be lifted.

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Metro Vancouver derby next up for Thunderbirds in clash with SFU UBC
The clash of crosstown rivals happens in too few varsity sports now that SFU has moved into the NCAA. Men’s soccer is one sport that SFU and UBC have done a great job in renewing the tradition. UBC has not lost to SFU since the rivalry was rekindled in 2013, including a 1-0 victory in last year’s pre-season tilt.

VISL 2016/2017 Start of Season Major PointsVISL
The season start is just around the corner. A quick reminder on some key points. The Organizational meeting is on Monday August 22, 7 pm start at Club Distrikt in the basement of the Strathcona Hotel. Mandatory for all teams South of the Malahat, encouraged for all VISL teams.

WolfPack Women Drop Close One In First Exhibition MatchTRU Wolfpack
For 13 members of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team, this was their baptism. Soccer baptism that is.

Footballers tear up the turf at Peach ClassicPenticton Western News
Pinnacles FC received lots of positive feedback again about the tournament. Some visitors cracked jokes about the weather, but Cremers said they come because of their fields, the good competition and all the tourist options .

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.

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.

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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 to play for Olympic bronze at Rio 2016CSA
Canada will face host Brazil in the bronze medal match at the Rio 2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. Canada reached the Semi-Final stage undefeated, but fell 0:2 to Germany in Belo Horizonte on 16 August. Canada will have three days to regroup for a chance to repeat as Olympic medalists in Brazil.

Germany Out-Executes Canada in Rio 2016 SemifinalWaking the Red
Canada played with heart and determination, but were ultimately not quite as sharp as their German opposition, and it cost them.

No shame for Canada in semifinal loss to GermanySportsnet
The Canadians went into the semifinal with a perfect record, while the Germans were looking for redemption after they suffered their first ever loss to the Reds last week in the group stage.

Wilkinson ready to bounce back with bronze FIFA
What a difference three days can make, as Canada’s joy turned to tears at Rio 2016. The broad grins worn after Saturday’s quarter-final win at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament were wiped out yesterday as they missed out on a spot in the showpiece game, losing 2-0 to Germany in Belo Horizonte.

Canada w15 look to extend stay at CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 ChampionshipCSA
Canada hope to extend their stay at the 2016 CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship and maximize what could be a 17-day, seven-match month in Orlando, FL, USA. Already perfect with four straight wins, Canada will face Curaçao in the Quarter-Finals on Wednesday 17 August.

FC Edmonton Academy graduate Amer Halilic signs first professional contract FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton’s Academy has another success story to add to it’s already impressive list of accomplishments, with recent program graduate Amer Halilic signing his first professional contract with Germany’s FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen.

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.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016, 3:00 PM



Road trip! WFC2 host Arizona Sunday afternoon in Langley Whitecaps FC
Langley, here we come. This Sunday, August 21, Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) will play their first of three matches at McLeod Athletic Park to close out the 2016 United Soccer League regular season. The match will kick off at 3 p.m. PT against Frank Yallop’s Arizona United SC

FC Edmonton feels “a different type of pressure” as NASL frontrunnersthe11.ca
It hasn’t been like this for FC Edmonton. In past seasons, the fall-season script has gone like this: Try to get back into the chase for a post-season spot, and fall just short.

Trio of Eddies named to NASL Team of the WeekFC Edmonton
FC Edmonton goalkeeper Matt VanOekel continued his strong year with another clean sheet and key saves against Minnesota United, while Indy Eleven defender Colin Falvey and Jacksonville Armada FC forward Alhassane Keita scored crucial goals. All three players helped their teams to wins in Week 7 and were named to the Team of the Week.

San Francisco Deltas Name Marc Dos Santos As First Head CoachNASL
Dos Santos was the 2015 NASL Coach of the Year and led to Ottawa Fury FC to The Championship Final.

USL Breakdown: Wild, Wild Race Out WestUSL
Which of the six teams at the top of the Western Conference could come out on top?

USL Expansion Fees Trending Up Scratching the Pitch
The cost of entering the professional ranks of soccer in the United States is on the rise. Recent reports suggest that expansion fees for new MLS franchises could balloon to a staggering $200 million. The top division is not the only stratum in the American soccer hierarchy to increase its cost for entry. A knowledgeable source within the USL divulged that expansion fees for the third-division professional league will be capped at $5 million if USSF grants the league’s application for second-division sanctioning.

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Sweden into Rio final with shootout win over BrazilEqualizer
Sweden played Rio 2016 Olympic host Brazil to a 0-0 draw through 120 minutes on Tuesday in the semifinal of the women’s soccer tournament and advanced to the match by winning a penalty-kick shootout for the second time in 96 hours.

Germany to meet Sweden in Olympic finalUEFA
The Olympic women’s football final will be an all-European affair after Sweden ousted hosts Brazil on penalties and Germany beat Canada in Tuesday’s semi-finals.

The Lowdown: Seven questions for return of NWSL Equalizer
Thursday marks the return of NWSL, eight days earlier than originally planned but also just in the nick of time after the United States’ untimely exit from the Olympic tournament. The makeup match between the Dash and Spirit could serve as the perfect tonic for fans still in shock that a major semifinal and medal matches do not include the U.S.

Classy Cadamuro bids football farewellFIFA
On the evening of 12 August, following France’s 1-0 defeat by Canada, Louisa Cadamuro was the last player to leave the pitch at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, seemingly wishing to soak up every second of her final appearance as a professional footballer.

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How to Watch 2016-17 EPL Matches on TV or Online in Canada BC Soccer Web
The 2016-17 English Premier League season is upon us. For many, that means waking up bright and early on Saturday and Sunday mornings to watch your favourite club or marquee matchup.

Aguero, City demolish Steaua in CL qualifier TSN
Sergio Aguero hit a hat trick after failing to score from two early penalties as Manchester City thrashed Steaua Bucharest 5-0 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday, virtually assuring a sixth straight season in the group stage.

Jürgen Klopp: ‘Why do people listen to what football managers have to say?’ The Guardian
Jürgen Klopp has said he is astonished by how much people listen to what he has to say. Klopp, whose Liverpool started the season with a thrilling 4-3 win over Arsenal at the Emirates, told the German magazine Stern in an exclusive interview: “A football manager is listened to in a way that actually makes you wonder about the intelligence of the human race.

Joe Hart: Manchester City goalkeeper considers move after being dropped by GuardiolaBBC Sport
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is considering a move away from the club after being dropped for the first two games under Pep Guardiola.

AS Roma relies on its traditions, bedrocks but sets out to conquer modern soccerSI.com
More modern triumphs are celebrated at the Circus Maximus, the famous stadium and race track at the base of the Palatine. It’s now a grassy infield and public park. Thousands gathered there in 2006 when Italy won the World Cup, and they were there five years earlier as Roma clinched its third Serie A crown. But the local club has yet to win a fourth. Like everything in Rome, the wait feels like it’s lasting forever.

UEFA prepare for Champions League battle as Super League proposal lurks in wings Inside World Football
The UEFA Champions League and its associated Europa League club competition now looks certain to change its qualification format to head off the threat of a Super League breakaway by leading clubs.

Diego Forlán has joined a new club aged 37, giving more hope to late bloomers The Guardian
In the 12 years since a disappointed Diego Forlán left Manchester United, he has won the Copa América, the Europa League and the Golden Ball award for the best player at the 2010 World Cup – and his globetrotting career hasn’t finished yet.

Champions League: Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny & captain Stephen O’Donnell’s dreamBBC Sport
“It’s David v Goliath, it’s Rocky. This club has come from nowhere.” Dundalk FC captain Stephen O’Donnell is explaining how the Irish side went from playing before a crowd of 226 to the brink of the Champions League.

How Chinese investment is changing the face of West Midlands football The Guardian
With West Bromwich Albion the latest club to be taken over by Chinese investors some wonder if there is a broader political purpose to the acquisitions

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