BC Soccer News, Wednesday, July 13, 2016


WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 7:30 pm




Preview: Whitecaps FC host Real Salt Lake Wednesday in midweek affair at BC Place Whitecaps FC
Both Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7W-8L-4D) and Real Salt Lake (8W-5L-5D) will look to get back to their winning ways on Wednesday night when the Western Conference rivals meet in a midweek affair at BC Place.

Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps v Real Salt Lake AFTN
Two teams that are having a rough time at the moment have to play each other in a midweek fixture both could likely do without. Can either take advantage of their opponent’s respective deficiencies?

Match Preview: Whitecaps vs RSL Eighty-Six Forever
After blowing another late lead deep into stoppage time, the Whitecaps brought in Canadian internationals David Edgar and Marcel de Jong, with the latter of the two, most likely to see some action.  This is the second meeting of the season, with RSL prevailing at home in April courtesy of a Burrito Martinez goal.

RSL Monday morning center back: Falling asleep on the bench Prost Amerika
Real Salt Lake has fallen into some familiar patterns this season:  struggling early on in matches; finding its way back into a match in the second half; racking up possession but failing to score goals; dropping points at home.

Real Salt Lake travels north, taking brief break from home stretchDeseret News
Winless in its last four games over all competitions, Real Salt Lake travels to Vancouver on Wednesday in what Tony Beltran calls a “pivotal moment” in the season.

Limited tickets remaining for home matches this Wednesday and Saturday Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that fewer than 500 tickets remain for Wednesday’s home match against Real Salt Lake, and fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for Saturday’s first ever home match against Orlando City SC.

Whitecaps coach must fix defensive core 24 Hours
Speaking of uninspired, Vancouver Whitecaps FC have been just that over the last few games, defeated by Toronto FC in the dying moments of the Voyageurs Cup, and trying Colorado Rapids in the same fashion.

Deybi Flores called up to Honduras’ pre-Olympic campWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today that midfielder Deybi Flores has been called up to the Honduras U-23 national team for a pre-Olympic camp in Colombia ahead of next month’s Summer Games.

Opportunities going knocking for Whitecaps young Canadians, but do they only have themselves to blame? AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps modus operandi under Carl Robinson has been very clear. The ‘Caps coach wants to build a young squad, with an eye to the long term future of the club, sprinkled in with relatively cheap South American talent and the odd veteran.

MLS Week 19 Preview: Portland-Seattle, moreEmpire of Soccer
We have passed the halfway mark in Major League Soccer, and enter the brief period of the summer where it stands largely unchallenged by other competitive soccer. The first Portland-Seattle Cascadia Cup match of the year gets the spotlight for itself on broadcast television. The week begins with a busy Wednesday slate: six games throughout the evening.

Whitecaps Still Waiting for a Homegrown Breakthrough The Province
But Real Salt Lake’s Wednesday visit to B.C. Place for an MLS game (7:30 p.m., TSN1, TSN 1040) also offers a reminder of how much work remains .

PRO announces referee assignments for MLS Week 19 matches MLS
Jose Carlos Rivero has been assigned to tonight’s Whitecaps FC vs. RSL match.

MLS Week 19: A Midweek Look Ahead SBI
A busy Wednesday night around MLS sees six matches kick off Week 19.

Toronto FC mutually agree to part ways with center back Damien Perquis MLS
Toronto FC late Tuesday announced that the club and center back Damien Perquis have mutually agreed to terminate the defender’s contract.

TFC in a good spot heading into crucial stretch Toronto Sun
Toronto FC isn’t in a bad spot as it begins the second half of the MLS season. After its 1-0 win on Saturday against the Chicago Fire at BMO Field, the team climbed back to .500 (6-6-5), finds itself in fifth spot in the Eastern Conference and is only seven points out of top spot.

Expect Montreal Impact to make noise in second half of MLS season Goal
Even if it’s not where they want to end up come the end of October, the Montreal Impact won’t complain about where they stand currently. After 17 games, the half-way point of their season, the Impact are in the same position they finished in last year’s campaign in the Eastern Conference — third — and they’re also on track to match last year’s point total of 51.

Taking stock of the Cameron Porter-Amadou Dia swap for Montreal and SKC MLS
On Tuesday, Sporting Kansas City and the Montreal Impact completed a trade that only involved two players, something rarely seen in MLS.

Tyler Adams headlines MLS Homegrown Roster Empire of Soccer
Preparing to return as the head coach of the MLS Homegrown team, former LA Galaxy legend Landon Donovan has announced the team’s roster ahead of their friendly match against the Mexico Under-20 National Team.

NYCFC offers no update on search for soccer-specific stadium site SBI
Yankee Stadium is currently the home of New York City FC, and it apparently will be for quite some time.

NYCFC partners with Mayor De Blasio to build 50 NYC soccer fields – Empire of Soccer
Mayor Bill De Blasio, New York City FC, Adidas and the U.S. Soccer Foundation announced the launch of a partnership to build and maintain 50 soccer fields in underserved neighborhoods across the five boroughs Tuesday in The Bronx.

No shortage of candidates waiting to land MLS’ next head coaching jobsFour Four Two
The second coaching vacancy of MLS’ season just surfaced, but the list of viable candidates goes far beyond two names. Steve Davis takes inventory of the candidates ready for work.

Crystal Palace took time to recover from FA Cup final loss but we’ve refreshed, says Keith Millen Croydon Advertiser
Crystal Palace assistant boss Keith Millen expects a very tough test against Philadelphia Union today and insists he and Alan Pardew will be rotating their squad.

Business Report: Atlanta United inks jersey sponsorSoccer America
Atlanta United FC, which will begin play in MLS in 2017, signed a multi-year partnership with American Family Insurance for the Madison, Wisconsin-based company to be its jersey sponsor.

The Dark Side of American Soccer CultureNY Times Magazine
This summer, I attended a Seattle Sounders game with a soccer-fanatic friend of mine. Seattle has become one of the main breeding grounds for Europhilic American soccer culture, boasting the highest attendance numbers in Major League Soccer and the Emerald City Supporters (E.C.S.), one of the largest, rowdiest supporter organizations in the country. I was surprised to see small signs in the stands declaring that anyone who said anything racist would be removed from the stadium.

MLS commissioner Don Garber blasts story critical of league’s supporter culture as ‘factually incorrect’ Seattle Times
Garber responded to a New York Times Magazine story posted earlier in the day titled “The Dark Side of American Soccer Culture.” The article — which posits that some local fan clubs imitate European traditions while ignoring their xenophobic history and marginalizing a pre-existing Latino soccer culture — drew in part from the author’s observations of the Emerald City Supporters group during a Sounders game at CenturyLink Field.

Video Interview: Don Garber reacts to NY Times article on MLS supporters Seattle Sounders
Commissioner of MLS Don Garber reacts to NY Times article on MLS supporters, discusses the state of the league and the continued expansion to 24 clubs.

MLS PHOTOS: Whitecaps FC 2, Colorado Rapids 2, July 9, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

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PREVIEW: Whitecaps FC U-18s face PDA in academy league semifinals Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency continue their quest to make club history on Thursday when they face Players Development Academy in the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) semifinals. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. PT at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The match will be streamed live at whitecapsfc.com.

NVFC Fury beat the odds to win provincial soccer title North Shore News
Squad stages championship-winning overtime comeback after losing player to red card.

PCSL PHOTOS: Vancouver United FC 1, Kamloops Heat 1, July 10, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos from Pacific Coast Soccer League 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.

Victoria Highlanders 2016 Season Tickets Now Available Select Your Seats
The Victoria Highlanders are ready to return to the PDL for 2016. BC Soccer Web encourages all soccer fans on Vancouver Island to get behind their team. Season tickets are now on sale and extremely affordable. Support Local Soccer!

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 ready for final pre-Olympic soccer test Hamilton Spectator
John Herdman and his Canadian women’s soccer team head to France on Wednesday for their final two warmup games in advance of the Rio Games.

Desiree Scott kicks around thoughts of gold at Rio Olympics CBC
Members of Team Canada’s women’s soccer team are raring to dig their cleats in at the coming Rio Olympics to show the world their skills on the field, Winnipegger Desiree Scott says.

Impact fire U14 head coach Mathieu Rufié over Facebook commentsMontreal Gazette
The Montreal Impact announced on Tuesday it has fired U14 head coach Mathieu Rufié after “completely unacceptable comments published on social media” came to light.

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, JULY 13, 2016, 5:30 PM



Wild West: Whitecaps FC 2 visit upstart expansion side Rio Grande Valley FC on Wednesday Whitecaps FC
After picking up a last-minute win against conference rivals Real Monarchs SLC on July 2, fast-developing Whitecaps FC 2 (9W- 2L- 5D) travel to Edinburg, Texas to face Rio Grande Valley FC (6W-5L-7D) on Wednesday for the third match of their four-game road trip.

Fury adds forward from Northern Ireland Ottawa Citizen
Hoping to increase its goal production, Ottawa Fury FC has added another forward, picking up Northern Irishman Thomas Stewart from USL side Sacramento Republic.

Ayo Akinola Named To USL Team Of The WeekToronto FC
Ayo Akinola has been named to the USL Team Of The Week following his two goal performance on Sunday against the Harrisburg City Islanders.

The Miami FC Steele AnotherMidfield Press
Midfield Press understands that The Miami FC have acquired Ottawa Fury midfielder Jonny Steele for cash. According to an anonymous source, the deal is awaiting league approval and could be announced in the coming days.  The Miami FC have been busy this year adding new talent to their squad, including the mid-season purchase of Richie Ryan from Jacksonville and Poku from New York City FC as they look to push for a playoff spot in their inaugural season.

Omar Bravo completes move to Carolina RailHawks of NASL FMF State of Mind
Former Mexico international Omar Bavo completed a deal with the Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League and made his debut for the club in a friendly against West Ham on Tuesday night.

West Ham held by Carolina RailHawksGoal
West Ham rounded off its tour of the U.S. with a draw against the Carolina RailHawks of the NASL.

USL’s FC Cincinnati-Crystal Palace Friendly to be Streamed Live on FacebookUSL
Tune in to USL’s Facebook page on Saturday evening to watch the game live.

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NWSL: Time for Change Hope Solo
Last year, on the eve of the NWSL championship—that’s the National Women’s Soccer League, our professional league—I wrote a post about the conditions we were working under in an effort to show people just how much the players in the NWSL give and give up to support and build this league.  I didn’t run it at the time because I hoped that the many, many things about our league that needed to get better would get better, especially after we’d just won the World Cup. They haven’t.

Canadian Olympians react to tiny Frontier Field pitchEqualizer
The NWSL made a lot of headlines over the weekend, but it was not for a highlight real goal or a fantastic save by a keeper. Seattle Reign FC visited Western New York Flash on Saturday night at Frontier Field, in Rochester, New York. The pitch that was used to play the match generated a buzz of negative attention for the NWSL.

Lloyd, Rapinoe, Pugh headline USWNT Olympic roster SBI
The U.S. Women’s National Team will have a full complement of stars heading into this summer’s Olympics.

Rio Olympics: Women’s soccer rostersSoccer America
The USA became the seventh of 12 teams entered in the women’s soccer competition at the Rio Olympics to announce its 18-player roster. Besides the USA, the NWSL is also represented on the Australia, Canada, France and New Zealand rosters.

Washington Spirit Signs Danish International Line Sigvardsen Jensen Washington Spirit
The Washington Spirit has signed Danish national team defender/midfielder Line Sigvardsen Jensen, pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). As per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Lionesses will benefit from FA WSL calendar switch The FA
Mark Sampson believes switching The FA Women’s Super League back to a more traditional winter schedule will be extremely beneficial for his England Women’s team.

Eniola Aluko on why winter move is good for WSL and being a men’s football punditBBC Sport
At the start of the season, I wrote a column about how the poor scheduling of the Women’s Super League was confusing for fans, so I’m pleased the Football Association has addressed this by switching to a winter competition.

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Shock of Gibraltar: is Celtic’s defeat by Lincoln Red Imps their worst ever? The Guardian
Celtic have suffered an embarrassing defeat by Lincoln Red Imps in the Champions League qualifiers in Brendan Rodgers’ first competitive match in charge. Here is how that compares with some of their previous low points in Europe.

Lincoln Red Imps 1-0 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers says ‘no embarrassment’ in defeatBBC Sport
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said there is “no embarrassment” in losing 1-0 to Gibraltar part-timers Lincoln Red Imps in his first competitive game in charge of the Scottish giants. A goal from police officer Lee Casciaro in Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier condemned Celtic to arguably their worst ever defeat.

Lincoln Red Imps, the Gibraltar part-timers who embarrassed CelticThe Guardian
They have won the Gibraltar Premier Division for 14 years on the trot, play just off Winston Churchill Avenue and boast a fiery Uruguayan manager

Sunderland confirms Allardyce has held talks over becoming the next England boss Goal
The 61-year-old, who guided the Black Cats to Premier League safety last season, has been interviewed by the Three Lions with a view to succeeding Roy Hodgson as manager.

No relegations, no major trophies, fewer goals than Moyes – the stats behind England favourite Allardyce’s career Four Four Two
With the help of Opta, we look at Sam Allardyce’s record in management and what England fans can expect if he is named the new manager.

Antoine Griezmann turned down PSG to stay at Atletico Madrid – agent ESPN FC
Antoine Griezmann’s agent has revealed that the France forward considered offers from Paris Saint-Germain and other clubs before deciding to stay at Atletico Madrid for at least another season.

Barcelona sign Lucas Digne to €16.5 million contract Sportsnet
Barcelona has signed France left back Lucas Digne to a five-year contract after securing his transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.

Premier League clubs embark on globetrotting pre-season – but at what cost?The Guardian
Leicester won the league last season after spending their summer in England. Now they are joining the raft of clubs playing lucrative glamour friendlies around the world. But are the clubs staying closer to home the sensible ones?

Gerson Acevedo – A Chilean on the Kazakh Steppe Futbolgrad
It is surprising that a Chilean international could carve out a career on the edge of Siberia and in Kazakhstan, rarer still, one who made his debut for the current double Copa America winners while plying his trade in the Russian second tier Football National League.

Iceland? Motherwell? Lens? Where did the ‘thunderclap’ originate? The Guardian
“Where did this bloody Icelandic clap really first come from?” asks Simon Weaver.

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