BC Soccer News, Wednesday, August 24, 2016





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Vancouver Whitecaps 3, Sporting KC 0 | CONCACAF Champions League RecapMLS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC broke out of their long scoring slump and moved into the driver’s seat of their CONCACAF Champions League group.

Techera, Hurtado lead Whitecaps FC to thrilling 3-0 win over Sporting KC Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CCL: 2W-0L-0D) got back to their winning ways on Tuesday night at BC Place – and they did so in emphatic fashion.

Whitecaps 3 Sporting KC 0: Caps get a confidence boost with big CCL winThe Province
The Whitecaps built their lead atop Group C in the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday. Did they also build some momentum for Saturday?

Whitecaps sitting pretty for Champions League advancement after rout of Sporting KC Goal
The Vancouver Whitecaps increased their lead at the top of CONCACAF Champions League Group C to five points after an impressive 3-0 rout of Sporting KC.

Whitecaps hope Cristian Techera’s Champions League form sparks playoff runMLS
Could Cristian Techera’s CONCACAF Champions League form provide the spark Vancouver Whitecaps FC need as they try to climb above the red line in MLS?

Vancouver Whitecaps on verge of Champions League knockout stages after finally finding form in big win over KCAFTN
A change of venue and competition provided a difference as the Vancouver Whitecaps got a measure of revenge against Sporting Kansas City with a 3-0 win in CONCACAF Champions League action at BC Place on Tuesday night.

Vancouver Whitecaps Rebound with 3-0 Win Over Sporting Kansas CityEighty-Six Forever
After a listless weekend performance that saw them fall further out of the Western Conference playoff picture, the Vancouver Whitecaps rebounded in CONCACAF Champions League play on Tuesday night, topping Sporting Kansas City 3-0.

CONCACAF Champions League Review: Whitecaps, Pachuca win bigGoal
The Vancouver Whitecaps and Pachuca were both 3-0 winners in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Whitecaps find a ray of hope!Soccer Shorts
The long dark midnight of the soul that has haunted the Whitecaps in recent weeks was split asunder by three blinding shafts of light in the form of two goals from Christian Techera and one from Erik Hurtado as Vancouver took full control of their CCL group by beating Sporting Kansas City 3-0 at BC Place.

MLS contract ‘means everything’ to Saskatoon’s Brett Levis Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
Levis — who has transitioned himself from an offensive midfielder/winger/striker to left-back defender role — signed a multi-year contract Tuesday with the MLS Vancouver Whitecaps’ first-team squad.

Loan update: Adekugbe scores first professional goal in EFL Cup victory Whitecaps FC
The Vancouver Whitecaps FC fullback broke free on the overlap before blasting a left-footed strike into the roof of the net to help Brighton & Hove Albion FC defeat Oxford United 4-2 in the second round of the Football League (EFL) Cup. The goal came less than two minutes into the match.

MLS Week 25 Preview: Rivalry Week returns Empire of Soccer
Week 25 is Rivalry Week in Major League Soccer. It’s a very hectic week on the schedule and certainly in the standings. There are six games on Wednesday night before the rivalry festivities begin in earnest on Friday.

Wednesday Will Tell Us Everything We Need To Know About the San Jose Earthquakes MLS Multiplex
The San Jose Earthquakes will tell us everything that we need to know about the team in their next match as they have a chance to jump into a playoff spot.

MLS Countdown: Sounders activate TorresSoccer America
Nearly a year after suffering a torn ACL in just his fourth MLS appearance, Panamanian defenderRoman Torres has been declared fit to play.

Toronto FC has a date with history vs. OrlandoSportsnet
A win or a draw versus Orlando City would see TFC climb into first place in the Eastern Conference, a position they’ve never held this late in the regular season since entering Major League Soccer in 2007 as an expansion franchise.

Orlando City defense braces for big test versus Toronto FC Orlando Sentinel
After struggling on defense all year, Orlando City put in one of its best defensive performances to hold Colorado scoreless Saturday.

Sigi Schmid had Sounders’ support, but ‘give and take’ with Clint DempseyESPN FC
Sigi Schmid doesn’t think he lost the Seattle Sounders locker room during his final days in charge, but he admitted that at times his relationship with star forward Clint Dempsey “wasn’t as productive as it needed to be.”

Too much attack has Montreal Impact reelingToronto Star
After woeful home loss to last-place Chicago, Montreal goalie Evan Bush suggests team needs to work on its defensive transitions.

Toronto FC’s Will Johnson: ‘I caught a break with my injury’Sportsnet
It was both one of the best and worst moments of the Major League Soccer season for Toronto FC. Down 2-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship back in June, TFC looked as though they were going to have the Voyageurs Cup ripped from their grasp after earning a 1-0 home win in the series opener.

Ireland’s leading scorer Keane to end international career Yahoo Sports
The 36-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy striker said in a statement he would retire from international football following Ireland’s friendly against Oman on Aug. 31.

DC United unveils new stadium design renderings Construction Drive
D.C. United has released new renderings depicting the updated design for its new $300 million District stadium.

LAFC breaks ground on new stadium, announces naming rights deal SBI
With Los Angeles FC joining MLS in less than two years, the team took another leap forward. LAFC broke ground on its soccer-specific stadium on Tuesday, with MLS commissioner Don Garber, LA’s owners and fans, along with the city’s mayor Eric Garcetti in attendance.

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Whitecaps FC announce U-14 Residency roster for the 2016-17 seasonWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday the club’s U-14 Residency roster for the 2016-17 season. The U-14s open their season Labour Day Weekend in Seattle against Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers academy teams.

Langley United Soccer club receives $100,000 grantLangley Times
The Langley United Soccer Association has received a $100,000 grant. The soccer association was announced as one of the recipients under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.

T-Birds picked to repeat in men’s soccer News Kamloops
For the first time in conference history, the 2016 Canada West men’s soccer season kicks off in August.

WWU women soccer fall to Trinity WesternKGMI
The Western Washington University women’s soccer team dropped an exhibition match 2-0 Tuesday evening against Trinity Western University at Chase Office Field.

With a new head coach in Mike Shearon – who takes over as the full-time bench boss after sending five years as the associate head coach – and a roster that features only three fifth-year players, the Spartans are largely a fresh-faced lot. However, it’s not a team short on talent and, coming off a fourth-place finish in last year’s Canada West playoffs, this year’s TWU side is looking to build upon its late-season momentum and make Shearon’s inaugural head coaching season a memorable one.

New coach will guide top Fusion men’s teamSaanich News
The Saanich Fusion’s top men’s soccer team is entering a new era as it turns to new head coach Ian Bush and associate coach Matt Carr.

Canada West to livestream over 100 Soccer matches in 2016-17Canada 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 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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Women’s soccer team golden to fans Toronto Sun
Members of Canada’s bronze-winning women’s soccer team are golden in the hearts of their fans.

Halifax Dunbrack wins Nova Scotia women’s provincial titleCSA
Halifax Dunbrack won the 2016 Nova Scotia Soccer League Premiership women’s championship to qualify for the Sport Chek National Championships. The Nova Scotia champions won 3:1 over Halifax County United in the 22 August provincial final.

Western Halifax FC wins Nova Scotia men’s provincial titleCSA
Western Halifax FC won the 2016 Nova Scotia Soccer League Premiership men’s championship to qualify for the Sport Chek National Championships. The Nova Scotia champions won 2:0 over Dartmouth United in the Semi-Final and 4:0 over Suburban FC in the provincial final.

Brock U. Men’s Soccer head coach Bill Millar retires after 31 seasons, Lucia Ianiero Takes overBrock Press
Taking over for former head coach Bill Millar, who coached the team for 31 seasons, is Lucio Ianiero. Ianiero will now take over the head coach position in hopes to make Millar proud and bring the Badgers a successful season.

New MacEwan soccer coach brings wealth of pro experience to pitch Edmonton Journal
Adam Loga is home, and he’s ready to not only plant his roots back in his hometown of Edmonton, he’s ready to embark on changing the culture of the MacEwan Griffins men’s soccer program and rebuilding the program into a contender in his first opportunity as a head coach.

Pickering’s Aaliyah Scott and Alexia Cajilig win soccer silver with Canada U15 teamDurhamregion.com
Two Pickering soccer players were among those who helped Canada claim a silver medal at the 2016 CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship in Orlando.

Mississauga soccer teams victorious in League1 actionMississauga News
All three League1 Ontario teams from Mississauga improved their records with victories on Saturday.

Impact wins national berthSt. Albert Gazette
The St. Albert Impact U14 boys dreamed the impossible dream as Alberta Soccer Association champions. “Our slogan all year was ‘one team, one dream’ and our dream was to go to nationals. We did it in a very dramatic and crazy fashion but we did it!” exclaimed Chris Clarke, head coach of the Tier I gold medallists.

Soccer teams medal in provincials Airdrie Echo
Airdrie Football Club teams collected a silver and two bronze finishes in provincials in mid-August.

Soccer league is all about passing, teamworkSimcoe Informer
Kids soccer was changed provincewide two years ago. The rules were changed to take the focus away from scoring and winning and instead put it on developing skills and gaining a better understanding of the game.

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Vancouver’s Sanner Named USL Player of the WeekUSL
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 forward Thomas Sanner has been voted the USL Player of the Week for the 22nd week of the 2016 season after recording a hat trick in WFC2’s victory against Arizona United SC on Sunday. Sanner scored all three goals in the final 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute in the contest to lift Vancouver to a 3-1 win, keeping the side tied on points with Sacramento Republic FC at the top of the USL Western Conference standings.

Short-handed Fury returns home to face Miami Ottawa Citizen
Players and coaches of Ottawa Fury FC must wonder what their situation would be if they had anything close to all hands on deck, but it won’t change for Wednesday’s home game against Miami FC.

Race for the prize: Looking at the scramble for three remaining NASL post-season spotsthe11.ca
As we hit the halfway point of the NASL’s fall season, we’ve seen three teams — FC Edmonton, the Indy Eleven and New York Cosmos — break into a lead pack in the overall standings.

Amauri Leads Strikers to Victory in New Stadium MLS Multiplex
Week 8 of the NASL Fall Season was kind to the Strikers as they opened up a brand new stadium and their new summer signing, Amauri, secured a brace.

FC Cincy tries to lock up playoff spot Journal-News
When FC Cincinnati traveled to Rochester early last month, it left with the disappointment of seeing an 11-game unbeaten streak come to an end. This time around, there could be more to gain than extending any unbeaten streak.

Saint Louis’ Herrera Called Up by El SalvadorUSL
Standout Saint Louis FC forward Irvin Herrera has been named in El Salvador’s squad for the country’s two upcoming games of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying early in September. Herrera is currently tied for third in the USL with 11 goals this season for STLFC.

USL Preview: Toronto FC II vs. New York Red Bulls IIUSL
The New York Red Bulls II will try to extend their lead at the top of the USL Eastern Conference when they visit Toronto FC II on Wednesday evening at the Ontario Soccer Centre. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. ET.

Open Letter To the Owners, Management & Supporters of Tulsa Roughnecks FCFrom a concerned fan
After weeks of continued losses, blowouts and even complete embarassment, I’m compelled to write this letter. This year has been a complete and utter dissapointment to all who care about the Tulsa Roughnecks FC and the silence from the clubhouse about the future of the team does not feel like “no news is good news.”

Forget MLS – the second tier of football in North America is seeing benefit of familiar namesThe 42
MLS can boast talent like Didier Drogba, Kaka, Sebastian Giovinco, Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and Ireland’s own Kevin Doyle but even the second tier of football in North America is benefiting from the arrival of experienced talent.

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USWNT, NWSL and women’s soccer in North America: What lies ahead?MLS
The Olympics are over, and for the first time in the 20-year history of the event’s women’s soccer competition, the US women’s national team traveled home empty-handed. Not only did the defending gold medalists miss out on the top prize, which they’d won in four of the five tournaments to date, they missed out on the podium entirely – for the first time ever – thanks to that shocking quarterfinal PK-shootout loss to eventual silver medalists Sweden.

Olympic women’s soccer: Our winners & losersSoccer America
Olympic women’s soccer left the taste of what might have been. A USA-Brazil semifinal at Maracana Stadium would have been awesome. As would have been — for the cause of women’s soccer — a Brazil gold medal.

NWSL boss: 2017 expansion still on the table, California is top targetFox Sports
“I think 2017 is still on the table, but the window is shrinking,” Plush told FOX Sports on Tuesday. “That window will shut in about October. We launched the Orlando Pride in October of last year and they’ve had a very successful year both as a business and in that they’re in the playoff chase as well.”

Carli Lloyd won’t play for Dash this weekend Equalizer
Carli Lloyd will not rejoin the Houston Dash until Monday of next week, ruling her out for the club’s Saturday visit to Western New York. The news was first reported by Corey Roepken of the Houston Chronicle. Lloyd’s Dash and U.S. teammate Morgan Brian is with the club and is expected to play on Saturday.

The Boston Breakers come into Week 16 having already been eliminated before the break – but two teams could see their playoff fates confirmed during this weekend’s games.

UEFA Women’s Champions League Qualifying – Matchday One Round-up: Bids to be in the knockout round begin Vavel
There was good news in Wales, but little else for those in the British Isles to cheer about.

“We’re now really motivated for the second game.” – Wexford Youths WFC manager Gary Hunt Continental Tyres WNL
Youths played Kazakh side BIIK-Kazygurt in their first UEFA Women’s Champions League group game at Ferrycarrig Park and suffered a 3-1 defeat thanks to three first-half goals.

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Juventus close in on PSG’s Matuidi; Bale set for pay rise from Real Madrid ESPN FC
Several reports in France are claiming that Juventus have stepped up their interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi with the intention of him replacing Paul Pogba who departed for Manchester United in a world-record transfer deal.

Source: DeAndre Yedlin completes Newcastle transferGoal
The U.S. national team defender has completed a permanent move from Tottenham to the Championship side, a source has confirmed to Goal USA.

Roma out of Champions League after playoff loss to PortoSportsnet
Roma failed to reach the Champions League group stage after having two men sent off in a 3-0 defeat at home to Porto in the second leg of their playoff on Tuesday.

Celtic lose, but advance in Champions LeagueBBC Sport
Celtic survived a second-leg onslaught to reach the Champions League group stage with a narrow aggregate play-off win over Hapoel Beer Sheva.

European super league breakaway would lead to ‘war’ – UEFA candidate – ESPN FC
UEFA presidential candidate Aleksander Ceferin says a European super league breakaway is “out of the question” as it would lead to “war” between teams and the continent’s governing body.

Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea advance in English League CupSportsnet
Watford and West Bromwich Albion were beaten by third-tier opposition in the English League Cup on Tuesday, while fellow Premier League sides Liverpool and Everton enjoyed big wins in the second round.

EFL Cup round-up: West Brom lose to Northampton as Watford crash outThe Guardian
Northampton extended their club-record unbeaten run as they stunned West Bromwich Albion in the EFL Cup. The Cobblers have not lost since January now knocked the Premier League side out 4-3 on penalties, following a 2-2 draw at Sixfields.

European soccer reacts to Italian earthquake tragedy Goal
Numerous clubs have expressed their sadness at the earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday morning.

Transfer window: exposing the widely held myths about how clubs sign playersThe Guardian
Shirt sales don’t pay off transfer fees, image rights are more important than ‘war chests’ and clubs are more likely to use an agent than a fax machine to seal a deal.

ICSS and UN combine for resource guide for war on match-fixing Inside World Football
With global match-fixing and results manipulation showing little sign of easing, the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) has joined forces with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to release a new resource guide which both organisations hope will help law enforcement and sports organizations better detect cases of wrongdoing.

Premier League player charged over Twitter posts from 2012 Sportsnet
A Premier League player is set to be punished by English football authorities for discriminatory comments he made on social media more than four years ago.

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.

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