BC Soccer News, Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017, 7:30 PM

LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | 2017 MLS Match PreviewWhitecaps FC
As much as any team can take confidence in a 5-2 loss against anybody, the LA Galaxy may do just that after their friendly defeat to Manchester United ahead of Wednesday’s home tilt against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Whitecaps FC and goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi mutually agree to part waysWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Tuesday that the club has parted ways with goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi. The club and Tornaghi have mutually agreed to a contract termination, allowing the 29-year old Italian to explore opportunities in his native country.

Match Preview: LA Galaxy v Vancouver Whitecaps – Facing our demons in the City of AngelsAFTN
Don’t shoot the messenger, but Whitecaps have done it again: almost halfway through the season, and we sit mid-table, form inconsistent and toothless in front of goal, all while finding new and more creative ways to alienate the fanbase via mind boggling match promos and frustratingly snubbing general admission in the Southside.

Galaxy are getting healthy to start second half of MLS seasonLA Times
You know it has been a tough season when a three-goal loss is considered a sign of progress. But that’s exactly where the Galaxy are after Saturday’s exhibition loss to Manchester United.

Whitecaps look to keep Galaxy down in WestFox Sports
The LA Galaxy return to MLS regular-season play for the first time since July 4 by hosting the Vancouver Whitecaps in a pivotal Western Conference match Wednesday night.

Bolaños’ bounce back from injury boosts Whitecaps’ attack, depth The Province
Christian Bolaños could have been at the Gold Cup. Instead, he’ll lead the Whitecaps’ revived attack in Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Altidore, Acosta, Dwyer headline finalized MLS All-Star rosterSBI
Jozy Altidore, Kellyn Acosta and Giovani dos Santos headline the finalized 24-man squad set to face Real Madrid in the MLS All-Star Game on Aug. 2 at Soldier Field. The initial fan-voted XI was unveiled on July 7 while Chicago Fire and MLS All-Star head coach Veljko Paunovic selected an additional 11 players as coach’s selections.

NYCFC Seeks Validation, Not Revenge vs. Toronto FCEmpire of Soccer
Memories of 2016 did not resonate in the winds above SUNY Purchase. The 5-0 loss at home that ended New York City FC’s 2016 season lives in the record books, far from the conscience. Instead, Wednesday night’s match against Toronto FC at Yankee Stadium looms as a chance for City to prove itself in 2017.

This TFC-NYC match won’t resemble playoff beatdownToronto Sun
Historic loss? What historic loss? It appears the Bronx Blues removed last year’s 7-0 aggregate playoff loss from their memories.

Impact hope to erase poor 1st half of season with win vs. UnionSportsnet
If the Montreal Impact hope to make the MLS playoffs, head coach Mauro Biello says his side needs to learn from its mistakes in the first half of the season.

Philadelphia Union head to Montreal looking for road victorySection215
The Philadelphia Union return to MLS action on Wednesday, looking to add to a current three match unbeaten run.

Montreal Impact counting on fans for second half of MLS seasonMontreal Impact
After capturing the city — and the country’s — attention last season while advancing to the MLS Eastern Conference final before losing to Toronto FC, the Impact stumbled out of the gate this year and lost much of the momentum generated on the field and in the stands at Saputo Stadium.

Montreal Impact on the verge of acquiring Deian Boldor on loan from Bologna FCMount Royal Soccer
The Montreal Impact is on the verge of loaning Romanian central defender Deian Boldor from Bologna FC.

Match Preview: Minnesota United FC vs. Houston DynamoFifty-Five One
Most MLS clubs use the Gold Cup break to get rested, get healthy, and get ready for the business half of the MLS season. Minnesota United, on the other hand, just kept taping more episodes of ER that haven’t aired yet.

On Barca, tapas bars and being unselfish: 10 Things about Victor VazquezMLS
Since joining Toronto FC in February shortly after his 30th birthday, Spanish midfielder Victor Vazquez has made a name for himself in MLS halfway through his first season. In the conversation for Newcomer of the Year, his sublime play has brought another dimension to the formidable attack at Greg Vanney’s disposal.

Cash-grab friendlies are midsummer nightmares for MLS’ imageFour Four Two
Lucrative games against big European clubs are staples of MLS’ summer, but they offer diminishing returns.

Atlanta United taunts Orlando City with billboard downtownOrlando Sentinel
Earlier this week, Orlando City coach Jason Kreis said rivalries are developed over time. It takes history, he said, not just close geographic proximity. Major League Soccer newcomers Atlanta United FC clearly agree because the club began cultivating that history in a big way, buying a billboard in downtown Orlando that reads, “Orlando, we’re coming to conquer.”

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, New York City FC 2, July 5, 2017BC Soccer Web
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Stoke City FC Coaches at Kamloops Youth Soccer High Performance School


North Shore teams score at soccer provincials North Shore News
Six North Shore teams hit the podium at BC Soccer Provincial Championships recently, led by a pair of girls teams that tasted gold at the A Cup level.

U18 KEYSA Rovers win bronze medal at BC Provincial Soccer Championship BC Local News
It was an exciting year for the U18 KEYSA Rovers, who recently returned from the BC Provincial Soccer Championship with a bronze medal.

U10 girls show marked improvement during spring soccer seasonDelta Optimist
South Delta United’s U10 girls’entry in the Cascadia Soccer League made plenty of progress throughout the season. Playing in the tier two division of the spring circuit, South Delta compiled a 5-1-2 record. Both of their defeats came to Surdel – a 5-1 result, then a narrow 2-1 decision, which showcased the girls’marked improvement.

BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book RecommendationsBC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.

2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in ReviewBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.

BC PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Surrey United 1 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 13, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 BC Soccer Web
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FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

Becoming a BC Soccer RefereeBCSA
Whether you are an experienced referee new to British Columbia or if you are new to the discipline of refereeing BC Soccer Assoc. has a clinic and a pathway for you. The minimum age to become a referee is 12 years old (small sided) and 14 years old (11-a-side). Please enjoy the short video showcasing some Referee programs that BC Soccer offers and continue below for more on how to become a referee in BC!

To our Readers: A Choice BC Soccer Web
Soccer has brought us to the United States many times. It’s a great place with decent people. We especially look forward to our Cascadia trips to Seattle and Portland. They’re incredible cities with wonderful supporters. That’s why it was so disheartening to see chaos and fear take hold in the airports and borders of our neighbours to the south.

Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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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THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017, 4:30 PM

With Larin adding offensive punch, Canada prepares for Jamaica at Gold CupTimmins Today
After making headlines for all the wrong reasons, Canadian soccer star Cyle Larin is hoping his return to the Canadian national soccer team will lead to some positive news.

AUDIO: Borjan: New Canadian coach injected confidence into Gold Cup squadSportsnet
Canadian goalkeeper Milan Borjan joined Sportsnet 590 The FAN to discuss the difference coach Octavio Zambrano has made with the national side, the contributions from Scott Arfield and Alphonso Davies, and the key to beating Jamaica in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-17 National Team leaves China with experience to draw from leading in qualifying campaign; Huitema sets new recordCSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-17 Team leaves Weifang, China after gaining invaluable experience at the Four Nations Tournament with a 3-1 loss to China, a 1-1 draw with the USA and a 3-1 loss to Japan. Jordyn Huitema will return to Canada as a new record holder as the first Canadian to score for all three levels of Canada Soccer’s National Teams in one year.

Cebara, Trafford, move to new clubs for 2017/18 Red Nation Online
This past week saw two fringe national team players make big moves.

KW United Finishes PDL Season on High Note and Prepares for PlayoffsNorthern Starting XI
It was a solid season for the lone Canadian PDL team in the Great Lakes Division; the young players put together a 7-game winning streak before losing some momentum during a difficult road trip late in the season.

League1 Ontario Week 12 Match ReportsNorthern Starting XI
Results and details from three League1 Ontario matches over the past week.

Canada Games: Manitoba soccer player finds competitive edge in playing with boysMetro
Sierra Halldorson, who has roots in Pinaymootang First Nations, hopes to add to her trophy case when the Games begin next weekend.

Holton begins Grassroots Development positionSoccer Nova Scotia
Soccer Nova Scotia is pleased to officially have Matt Holton join the team as Grassroots Development Officer. Holton joins Soccer Nova Scotia after his previous role as technical director at Halifax CITY Soccer Club and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the game.

$6M in economic benefit since 2013 with twice as much more projected through 2020North Bay Nugget
North Bay is carving out a healthy share of Ontario’s sports tourism market while building capacity for a steady stream of economic spinoffs in the future. “It’s really starting to pay benefits,” he said, with OFSAA soccer, basketball, curling, badminton and volleyball already pulling in nearly 9,000 visitors.

St-Laurent soccer coach writes inspiring letter to his playersMontreal Gazette
The powerhouse St-Laurent U-14 AA boys’ soccer team sits atop the Lac St-Louis Regional League standings, and there is a strong possibility the team will qualify for the provincial AAA ranks next season. But when the team suffered a rare tournament loss earlier this season, coach Vince Gidari won the hearts of his soccer parents, and at least one grandparent, by sending a letter to his players that put the loss in perspective.

Smiths Falls teen gives back through Canada 150 initiativeInside Ottawa Valley
Maddie Vandusen made Canada 150 count. The 15-year-old competitive soccer player from Smiths Falls decided to hand out 159 water bottles to Timbits soccer players from the Smiths Falls & District Soccer Club after receiving $150 through the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) “Make 150 Count” initiative.

Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 NovemberCSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.

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SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, 5:00 PM

Batchelor leaves Giants, appears headed to Sportsnet 650 to call Canucks games The Province
Batchelor, a BCIT product, has worked as an announcer, reporter and producer for TSN 1040 as well since October, 2008. He’s also done play-by-play for Whitecaps FC2.

Daryl Fordyce returns to FC EdmontonFC Edmonton
The Eddies’ all-time leading scorer makes his return to the club where he played for four seasons from 2013-16 prior to joining FC Cincinnati in January.

City Islanders, Independence End All SquareUSL
Entertaining 1-1 draw sees Herrera find equalizer for Charlotte.

USL Week 18: A Midweek Look AheadSBI
Orange County SC will look to extend their undefeated streak to five matches when they visit Rio Grande Valley Wednesday night.

Florida-Based Entrepreneur Robert Palmer Unveiled As New Owner Of Jacksonville Armada FCNASL
Florida native Robert Palmer, a successful entrepreneur whose company portfolio includes RP Funding and Homevalue.com, has purchased NASL club Jacksonville Armada FC, the league announced on Tuesday.

Brett Lashbrook goes all in to make Las Vegas a soccer townReview-Journal
Brett Lashbrook’s resignation as chief operating officer for the Orlando City SC in 2015 wasn’t unforeseen because of an ownership change and front office shakeup, but his exit still had an abrupt feel.

Detroit’s two soccer worlds collide at matchesDetroit News
And as the world takes another peek at Detroit’s burgeoning soccer scene this week, they’ll see both the pitch and the promise, highlighted by a pair of international matches on consecutive weeknights.

USL PHOTOS: WFC2 1, Reno 1868 FC 1, July 15, 2017BC Soccer Web
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England, Scotland put friendships aside for EURO openerThe Equalizer
A classic derby match a long time in the making will unfold with England playing Scotland on Wednesday night at Stadion Galgenwaard in Utrecht. This is the first time Scotland has qualified for a major international tournament, and who better to play in an opening group match than Mark Sampson’s England squad.

VIDEO: Scotland’s Ross inspires Glasgow girls BBC Sport
Scotland centre-forward Jane Ross took a girls’ training session at Port Glasgow before heading to the Women’s Euros with the national team.

Euro Day 3: One goal suffices for France, AustriaThe Equalizer
Watching today’s match between France and Iceland—whether from home or from inside Willem II Stadion in Tilburg, Netherlands—few would have guessed that France was the favorite entering the match.

VIDEO: UEFA TV Streaming all Women’s EURO 2017 MatchesYouTube
You can watch the entire Euro 2017 tournament live on Uefa’s YouTube Channel.

Goal gives Orlando Pride defender Toni Pressley a jolt of confidenceOrlando Sentinel
Pressley’s goal was the National Women’s Soccer League’s Goal of the Week for Week 13, the league announced Tuesday.

Colombia’s brave new world hailed a successFIFA
When Leicy Santos accompanied her Santa Fe team-mates onto the pitch in late June to lock horns with Atletico Huila in the second leg of the grand final of Colombia’s new Liga Aguila Femenina, she could not believe her eyes. Before her, she saw 33,327 fans packed into the Estadio Nemesio Camacho to witness history in the making.

Draw made for Continental Tyres FAI Women’s Senior CupIrish WNL
There will be a Cork derby in the First Round of the Continental Tyres FAI Women’s Senior Cup after the draw was made.

T&T’s women’s football in chaosDaily Observer
Head coach of the women’s football programme here, Carolina Morace, along with her entire staff have quit their posts over the non-payment of salaries, media reports here have said.

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PSG to hold talks over £196m deal to capture Neymar from BarcelonaThe Guardian
Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to hold talks over a potential world-record €222m (£196m) deal to buy Neymar from Barcelona. Although Barça are insisting the forward will remain with them, PSG are getting more optimistic by the hour that they may be able to capture him.

Villar arrest throws Spanish FA into chaos as fixtures delayed amid emergency meetingsInside World Football
The dramatic arrest of Spanish football chief and FIFA powerbroker Angel Maria Villar has had an immediate knock-on effect on the operations of Spanish football, with the announcement of next season’s domestic fixtures thrown into confusion.

Mexico vs. Honduras | 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Match PreviewMLS
With a youthful squad showing some shaky moments throughout group play, all while suspended coach Juan Carlos Osorio watched helplessly from the suite level, circumstances suggest Mexico could be ripe for an early upset. Less credible is the idea Honduras could pull it off.

USMNT-El Salvador preview: Come together, right nowNBC Sports
he United States men’s national team is now reinforced with plenty of CONCACAF experience, and should find itself in the knockout rounds come 8 p.m. PT Wednesday.

Milan look set to resurrect golden era that most thought was long gone The Guardian
The £35m signing of Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus has shown doubters that Li Yonghong is serious about building a team to recreate the glory days at the club.

West Ham agrees record fee for striker linked to Inter MilanNBC Sports
Keita Balde Diao’s breakout season for Lazio has earned him the interest of many a club. Five-minute hat tricks will do that.

ICC opens its US summer season with Roma vs PSG ahead of the Manchester derbyInside World Soccer
Tonight the fifth edition of the International Champions Cup (ICC) kicks off in Detroit, with Roma playing Paris St Germain. Tomorrow Manchester City and United replicate their local derby in Houston. The ICC may lack more than a little sporting integrity but it does deliver the biggest club names.

The whirlwind adventures of the NASL’s Dallas Tornado: Memories with footballer Jan BookWorld Soccer Talk
July usually sees major soccer clubs the world over take flight to embark on their respective summer tours. Generally, these are exercises in connecting with the global fan base, maintaining and raising profiles and of course getting some match practice in preparation for the new season. It’s safe to say that none of these clubs could even begin to imagine let alone experience the amazing world tour that the Dallas Tornado undertook in 1967. It was a journey that spanned five continents taking the team to 25 countries and saw them play 48-matches.

Great in the air, will Crouch be a hit on-air?Four Four Two
Stoke City striker and renowned music fan Peter Crouch will have his rock taste tested to the full as he embarks on a radio career.

Cristian Zaccardo: I’ve had 1,000 offers following LinkedIn job postESPN FC
Italian World Cup winner Cristian Zaccardo says he has received over a thousand offers after he sought a new job on LinkedIn. The 35-year-old has just terminated his contract with Italian Serie B side Vicenza and decided to use the career networking platform to find a new club.

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