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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
FC DALLAS vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
MLS MATCHDAY #20
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, 5:00PM
TOYOTA STADIUM, FRISCO, TX
TV: TSN2 RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN GO
Whitecaps FC loan defender Sam Adekugbe to Swedish club IFK Göteborg – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Tuesday that defender Sam Adekugbe will join Swedish Allsvenskan club IFK Göteborg on loan through the end of 2017 – pending receipt of his international transfer certificate.
Whitecaps’ Ben McKendry set for loan move to FC Edmonton – The Province
Ben McKendry is the latest young Whitecap to be shipped out for a loan spell. The 24-year-old Vancouver native was spotted at FC Edmonton training on Tuesday; expect the loan to be made official shortly.
Can the Vancouver Whitecaps complete a Cascadian MLS Cup treble? – ESPN FC
Judging by the furrowed brow on your face after reading the title of this piece, I can see that you are skeptical.
Pondering loss to Timbers, Whitecaps lament soft goals, stagnant offense – MLS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson called it “disappointing.” David Ousted, Robinson’s goalkeeper, opted for “frustrating.” Whatever the word, Sunday’s match against a bruised and battered visiting Portland Timbers side looked to be there for the taking.
Is There a Plan?: An Analysis of Whitecaps DPs – Eighty-Six Forever
Is there evidence to suggest the Whitecaps bring in designated players based on some kind of plan or vision?
Dom Dwyer traded to Orlando City SC in record deal – MLS
The US national team striker was traded to Orlando for $400,000 in General Allocation Money, $500,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, and $700,000 in future allocation money based on performance. In total, the trade package could reach $1.6 million in allocation monies, a new record for MLS.
Why Sporting Kansas City Made Stunning Move to Deal Dom Dwyer to Orlando – SI.com
After fielding multiple trade offers from teams all over MLS in the wake of his international performance, Sporting KC announced on Tuesday that it had traded Dwyer to Orlando City SC for what, by MLS standards, is a massive sum: $1.6 million in allocation money, $900,000 of which is guaranteed, and $700,000 of which is subject to what SKC manager and technical director Peter Vermes said are easily-achievable incentives.
Vermes says Sporting KC still have 2017 aspirations after dealing Dom Dwyer – MLS
Yes, Sporting Kansas City will miss Dom Dwyer. But the decision to trade the new US international to Orlando City SC, manager and technical director Peter Vermes says, doesn’t mean that they’re sacrificing this season’s aspirations.
Sources: Galaxy complete $5 million transfer for Jonathan dos Santos – SN
The LA Galaxy have spent the summer trying to land a big-ticket striker, but when the opportunity to land a star midfielder like Jonathan dos Santos arose, they couldn’t pass it up.
Derlis Gonzalez heading to Sounders, according to Paraguay media – Sounder at Heart
Reports of the Derlis Gonzalez rumors’ demise have been greatly exaggerated, it would appear. A couple weeks after the Seattle Sounders reportedly walked away from the negotiating table over Dynamo Kiev’s transfer fee demands, reports are now surfacing throughout Paraguayan media that the move is very much back on.
Despite flurry of recent goals, Sounders will soon revert to different attack as players return – Seattle Times
The Sounders have used a combination of youngsters and regulars playing different positions to generate 10 goals their last three games — and seven goals in their last game-and-a-half. But the attack is about to change once again with several starters returning and one possible international addition.
Fire hoping loss in Yankee Stadium will provide wake-up call – CSN Chicago
Coming off the first MLS loss for the Chicago Fire in more than two months, Tuesday’s practice seemed to have a bit more intensity.
A New York Soccer Story: NYCFC’s Thomas McNamara – Empire of Soccer
A pretty good soccer player once said: “You play football with your head, and your legs are there to help you. If you don’t use your head, using your feet won’t be sufficient.”
Atlanta United supporter suing Deadspin parent company – AJC
The lawsuit is the result of the website publishing a story with the headline “Atlanta United Fans Break Into Homophobic Chant During Inaugural Game” and was accompanied by a file photo that featured Cheek but was not taken at the game.
Why I Choose To Invest In The San Jose Earthquakes – Medium
“Why the San Jose Earthquakes?” A question that gets brought up in conversations quite a bit for me. For those that don’t know, I started covering the team for my website as a junior in high school, a unique opportunity that I have learned a lot from and have been very thankful for. While intriguing to many, I’m often told (by non Quakes supporters) that a Warriors themed site, a European football site, or something “higher profile” would amount to something more. I would imagine that others invested in American club soccer have been told similar things. Nonetheless, we continue to pour our time into the sport.
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, Portland Timbers FC 2, July 23, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux
BC SOCCER NEWS
Vancouver United 2017 PCSL League Champions – Challenge Cup Next – BC Soccer Web
The 2017 season wraps up July 29-30 with the Challenge Cup playoffs at Trasolini Turf in Port Moody.
Women’s soccer development taken to new heights with Super REX Centres – Whitecaps FC
Back in 2014, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and BC Soccer took on a Regional EXCEL Centre (REX), collaborating with Canada Soccer in their efforts to produce the next generation of stars for Canada Women’s National Team. Young talents from across British Columbia were given a direct pipeline to the highest level.
WolfPack Women’s Soccer Add Second Local Recruit – TRU Wolfpack
Head coach Kelly Shantz and the WolfPack are announcing their second local recruit for the upcoming Canada West season. Recent South Kamloops Secondary grad Shae Fuoco (pronounced few-oh-ko) has agreed to join the program.
Powell River Villa loses challenge game – Powell River Peak
Powell River Villa was given one more chance to stay in Division 2 of the Vancouver Island Soccer League on Sunday, July 23, during a challenge match against against Victoria’s Fernwood Town, but defensive breakdowns kept the team relegated to Division 3.
BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book Recommendations – BC 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 Review – BCSA
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
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
Becoming a BC Soccer Referee – BCSA
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.
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
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.
Introducing BC Soccer Web Syndication – BC Soccer Web
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.
Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! – BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
CBC Soccer Drama 21 Thunder Premieres July 31 – CBC
In the cutthroat world of pro soccer, a club lives and dies by the stars on its under-21 team. They are the future and lifeblood of any franchise, but most will never make it. 21 THUNDER is the story of the Montreal Thunder U21 team, following the team’s star players on and off the field. A story of love, crime, race, sex and athletic glory, at its core the series is about how a group of players and coaches unite as family in the whirlwind of life, one step away from the pros.
Women’s Division Table Tightens Up – Ontario Soccer
The League1 Ontario women’s division has bottle-necked with six teams at the top within striking distance of first place.
League1 Ontario Week 13 Match Reports – Northern Starting XI
Results & details from matches in League1 Ontario.
Sowing soccer dreams on the prairie – June of 86
The day after Joe Belan graduated from high school he moved away from home for the first time to begin his professional soccer career. At the time he had no idea that career would last less than four months. Now, 25 years after the Canadian Soccer League folded, Belan and his business partner Grant McGlaughlin are trying to give young soccer players in Canada the opportunity that he was able to taste only fleetingly.
Halifax teen heads to national soccer development program – Chronicle Herald
Halifax’s Teni Akindoju is headed west following the announcement that the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls’ Elite program is becoming a Super REX Centre.
Cyprien earns soccer bronze at Indigenous games – Fort McMurray Today
One of Fort McMurray’s minor soccer stars has an international medal to add to his collection. Goalkeeper Corbin Cyprien helped put Alberta’s soccer team at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games on the podium, shutting the door in a 1-0 win for his team.
When it comes to soccer, the Kidds are all right – Winnipeg Free Press
Former NHL goaltender Trevor Kidd has helped his three daughters become impressive athletes — but not in the sport that you think.
Six Barrie soccer players make university teams with coaches’ help – Barrie Advance
Six Barrie residents are taking their education and the sport of soccer to the next level thanks to the help of Barrie’s Premier Soccer Institute.
Montreal Police launch project to curb rowdy behaviour at sports events – Montreal Gazette
Montreal police from Station 1 in Kirkland are working with local sports associations to enforce statutes involving the consumption of alcohol in public spaces such as soccer fields, parks and hockey arenas.
Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 November – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
ORANGE COUNTY SC vs. WFC2
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, 5:00 PM
ANTEATER STADIUM, IRVINE, CA.
VIDEO: Whitecaps FC 2 move in to the NSDC – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 officially moved into the National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC) on Tuesday, the club’s brand new world class facility.
McKendry, Bruno Zebie training with FC Edmonton – the11.ca
Whitecap Ben McKendry and former Eddie Bruno Zebie were at training Tuesday, as the Eddies get ready to open the fall NASL season. They face the Indy Eleven this Sunday at Clarke Stadium.
Match Preview: Toronto FC II at Rochester Rhinos – Toronto FC
The Young Reds battle their cross lake rivals in a midweek clash this Wednesday. Here is everything you need to know ahead of the match.
beIN Sports Re-Ups for NASL Fall Season – Empire of Soccer
The North American League’s Fall Season, which begins on Saturday, July 29, will again have a presence on the beIN Sports family of networks. But some games (5) will be carried only on the English-language channel, some games (11) exclusively on the network’s Spanish channel and another handful on both.
The Long Read: Riccardo Silva’s American soccer power play – Sportspro Media
SportsPro Americas editor Michael Long ponders Riccardo Silva’s reported US$4 billion offer for the global media rights to Major League Soccer and considers what it might reveal about the Italian’s broader intentions.
USL PHOTOS: WFC2 1, Reno 1868 FC 1, July 15, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Euro 2017: Germany beat Russia and win Group B as Italy stun Sweden – The Guardian
Germany took advantage of Sweden’s surprise 3-2 defeat to Italy by beating Russia 2-0 to win Group B and set up a Euro 2017 quarter-final with Denmark.
VIDEO: UEFA TV Streaming all Women’s EURO 2017 Matches – YouTube
You can watch the entire Euro 2017 tournament live on Uefa’s YouTube Channel.
FC Kansas City’s Sydney Leroux is not thinking about joining Dom Dwyer in Orlando – Kansas Star
Hours after husband Dom Dwyer was greeted by droves of Orlando City FC fans in Florida on Tuesday night, FC Kansas City forward Sydney Leroux answered the question that had circulated the soccer-sphere as soon as the news of Dwyer’s departure from Sporting Kansas City was announced earlier in the day: What happens to Leroux’s career now?
Red Stars owner: Attendance numbers represent incomplete picture – The Equalizer
The Chicago Red Stars hit a two-year attendance high on Saturday, drawing 4,742 fans for their afternoon contest against the Orlando Pride. The match also represented the sixth consecutive home game that the Red Stars’ attendance numbers have gone up.
The FA’s ‘Disney princess’ campaign won’t work – the idea that girls should be princesses is what stops them playing football – The Independent
If the FA had more than one woman on their board perhaps they would know this. The FA has a shameful history of subjugating women’s football, as explored last week by Clare Balding, in the Channel 4 documentary When Football Banned Women.
Why can’t we celebrate women’s sport without relating it to men’s? – The Guardian
Forgive me if the following comes across as naively euphoric. But we’ll only know it’s a truly watershed summer for women’s sport if we get through it without being overwhelmed by commentary on what men’s football could learn from it all.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
USMNT-Jamaica final displays ongoing CONCACAF growth – SBI
Jamaica will feature in its second consecutive Gold Cup final, just the third team to achieve that distinction alongside the USMNT and Mexico themselves. In a tournament so often dominated by the two biggest draws in the region, Jamaica’s recent dominance is so captivating that even head coach Bruce Arena can crack a joke or two.
Spanish sports body steps in to remove Villar from RFEF presidency – Inside World Football
Angel Maria Villar’s three-decade reign at the head of Spanish football has come crashing down after he was suspended for a year, throwing his FIFA and UEFA vice-presidencies into serious jeopardy.
Kylian Mbappe: Monaco in talks over contract extension for striker – BBC Sport
Monaco are in talks with 18-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe over a contract extension, says vice-president Vadim Vasilyev. Mbappe, one of the most sought-after talents in football, has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy mocks ‘unsustainable’ spending – The Guardian
Spurs are yet to sign anyone for the new campaign and have let Kyle Walker leave for title rivals Manchester City – a club who have so far spent more than £200m in this transfer window. Manchester United and Chelsea have also been busy in the market, bringing in Romelu Lukaku and Álvaro Morata for big-money fees.
Jose Mourinho slams “dangerous” summer of spending – NBC Sports
Manchester United’s manager isn’t happy with the amount of money being spent this summer in the transfer market.
Ajax test for Nice’s European dream – Ligue 1
OGC Nice put their European ambitions on the line on Wednesday night as they take on AFC Ajax at the Allianz Riviera in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.
Europa League: Ostersunds’ Jamie Hopcutt on goals, Jamie Vardy and Swan Lake – BBC Sport
Swedish minnows Ostersunds FK have come a long way in a short time. And leading them on the way are a seasoned English coach, a York City youth product who never made it beyond the Northern Premier League, and a former army officer who wants his players to perform in a Tchaikovsky ballet.
Chicharito slams Osorio critics in message of support for Mexico coach – SN
After video emerged of a number of fans gathered at the Mexico City airport to greet Osorio with cries of “Osorio out” and a few saying things like, “Go back to your country,” after the team’s Gold Cup semifinal exit, Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer posted a long message on Twitter supporting the embattled coach.
Chinese Super League: 10 clubs say debts are cleared after threat of ban – BBC Sport
Ten Chinese Super League clubs say they have cleared debts, after 13 of them were threatened with a ban next season.
Chinese Super League clubs set for ‘significant’ revenue growth as stadia improved – Inside World Football
A study by Football Benchmark of the commercial revenue opportunity for the Chinese Super League concludes that even though the focus is on big money transfers and grassroots development, there is significant room for revenue growth for clubs in the more traditional areas of business.
Manchester City’s busy summer includes brand growth in U.S. – Sportsnet
Manchester City is having an awfully busy summer in its quest for global domination, and much of that work is being done stateside.
FIFA World Cup brings renewed airport, hotels, stadium and beach to Volgograd – FIFA
An inspection visit to Volgograd, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko, allowed the city to showcase key preparations for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. CEO of the Russia 2018 Organizing Committee Alexey Sorokin also took park in this visit.
Russian Football vs North American Sports – Who Wins the Travel Game? – Futbolgrad
The Russian football homepage Championat recently posted a tweet highlighting FC Ural’s travelling schedule for the 2016-17 Russian Football Premier League season. Overall the club will travel 49,005 km for their 15 away games this season. Ural Yekarterinburg’s longest away trip this season will be to SKA Khabarovsk (4856km), and their shortest travel will be to Amker Perm (315km).
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca