VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. NEW YORK CITY FC
MLS MATCHDAY #17
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
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Key matchups and storylines for tonight’s match vs. New York City FC – Whitecaps FC
The ‘Caps are coming off a disappointing 4-0 defeat at the hands of league-leading Chicago Fire. It’s a match they’ll certainly want to erase from their memory as soon as possible. So what needs to change on Wednesday? “We need to stop giving up silly goals,” Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson said on Tuesday.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs New York City FC: NYCFC hope to continue win streak – Vavel
New York City FC have won their last four MLS games and are hoping to set a club record fifth straight win as they head up to Vancouver.
Whitecaps coach looking for improved defensive effort vs. NYCFC – Sportsnet
Head coach Carl Robinson didn’t mince his words when asked what the Vancouver Whitecaps must do to win their game against New York City FC on Wednesday night at BC Place Stadium. “We have to stop giving up silly goals, bad goals,” Robinson said Tuesday after a team practice.
NYCFC puts winning streak on line against Whitecaps – Fox Sports
Surging New York City FC will look to set a club record when it travels to Vancouver on Wednesday to take on the angry Whitecaps, who are coming off their most lopsided loss of the season.
Vancouver: We Meet Again – NYCFC
NYCFC will travel to the northernmost tip of Cascadia to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps this Wednesday with the hopes of extending their winning streak into the international break.
Can Whitecaps FC stop NYCFC’s David Villa? – Red Nation Online
Reeling Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to turn the tide against New York City FC on Wednesday night at B.C. Place, but it won’t be easy for the 6-7-3 Caps. New York City FC Manager, Patrick Vieira, and his 10-5-3 team are on a four-match MLS winning streak. The boys from the Bronx haven’t played since Thursday night, and will be ready to pounce on a beleaguered, and injury riddled Vancouver squad.
Whitecaps’ Davies never doubted rise from refugee camp to soccer splendour – The Province
He’s only 16 but he already knows the drill. Keep your world small. Don’t give away too much of yourself. Maintain the laser focus. “I’m just taking it all in,” Alphonso Davies says. “I just want to experience these amazing moments.”
Earthquakes midfielder Silva in critical condition following swimming accident – SBI
Matheus Silva was involved in a swimming accident in Lake Tahoe on Tuesday and is currently in critical condition. Silva made four appearances for the Quakes last season and has spent this season on loan with the club’s USL affiliate, Reno 1868 FC.
Manneh shines for Crew SC in 4th of July victory – Columbus Crew
A blistering day on the turf at TCF Bank Stadium saw Columbus Crew SC leave Minneapolis with three points and a, 1-0, victory against Minnesota United FC. Kekuta Manneh’s second goal of the season and his second in three matches powered the Black & Gold to a victory on Independence Day.
Sounders overcome injuries to Ozzie Alonso and Chad Marshall in road win – MLS
The Seattle Sounders got some much-needed road points in their 3-1 Independence Day victory over the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, but they had to do so without the services of two of their most important players for most of the match.
Impact hope to end MLS 1st half on high note with win in Houston – Sportsnet
It always seems to be hot and muggy when the Montreal Impact travel to Houston, which is one reason they have never won there.
Toronto FC’s Mavinga has turned game around after bad debut: ‘He was judged by one performance’ – Toronto Sun
“Quietly funny,” is how Chris Mavinga’s teammates describe him. A flock of them walked by during Mavinga’s sit-down with the Toronto Sun ahead of Wednesday night’s meeting with Orlando City.
Limiting Larin crucial for TFC in matchup vs. Orlando City – Sportsnet
In seven all-time Major League Soccer appearances against Toronto, Larin has scored two goals and tallied one assist for Orlando City – a respectable haul for the Canadian forward, but not exactly big numbers, either.
MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas 4, DC United 2 – FC Dallas
FC Dallas defeated D.C. United, 4-2, tonight at Toyota Stadium. But it was D.C. United that took a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute when Patrick Nyarko came free on the left side and played a cross to the top of the box for a wide-open Ian Harkes. The D.C. United Homegrown player hit the ball perfectly with his first touch, knocking an 18-yard shot off the inside of the post to give the visitors the early advantage.
LA Galaxy 2, Real Salt Lake 6 | 2017 MLS Match Recap – MLS
Real Salt Lake scored six goals in a league match for just the second time in franchise history and became the second team in MLS history to score six against the LA Galaxy in a stunning 6-2 victory on Independence Day evening at the StubHub Center.
Electric Atlanta United powers past San Jose 4-2 – Atlanta United
Atlanta United got their fifth straight home win against a resilient San Jose Earthquakes on a rowdy Independence Day night at Bobby Dodd with goals from Josef Martinez, Carlos Carmona and Anton Walkes powering the team to a scintillating win in front of yet another sold out home crowd.
Toronto FC heads to Orlando hoping to shake off tough loss to Dallas – Toronto Star
A Reds victory would be welcome ahead of a two-week break in the schedule due to the Gold Cup.
“That team is full of fighters”: New York Red Bulls steeling for battle with New England Revolution – Once a Metro
The Red Bulls will be playing the New England Revolution twice within a week, and they expect to be pushed hard.
Statement from Whitecaps FC defender Sheanon Williams and family – Whitecaps FC
“Thank you to everyone who has reached out and stood by my family and me during this difficult time.”
BC SOCCER NEWS
PREVIEW: Whitecaps FC U-16s looking to make club history on Thursday – Whitecaps FC
Fans are invited to come out to UBC’s Ken Woods Field this coming Thursday, July 6 at 6 p.m. PT to watch Whitecaps FC boys Residency take on Seattle Sounders FC in the Development Academy U-16 quarterfinals.
Familiar foes stand between Vancouver Whitecaps U16s and a place in the USSDA Final Four – AFTN
After a couple of heartbreaking quarter-final losses in 2014 and 2015, Vancouver Whitecaps U16s are looking to advance to the last four of the USSDA playoffs for the first time on Thursday night. Standing in their way are familiar foes, and fierce Cascadian rivals, Seattle Sounders.
PCSL PHOTOS: Port Moody SC 2, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 2, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
Richmond teams in Provincial Cup title hunt this weekend – Richmond News
Richmond United takes aim at rare treble in boys U18A action in Surrey while Richmond F.C. looks to add to U16 girls Coastal Cup title.
RASA Summer League Update – BC Soccer Web
The latest action from the Richmond Adult Soccer Association.
UK Academy Team defeats Kamloops Blaze U-18 – KYSA
The Moreton School Football Academy soccer team from Wolverhampton, England defeated the Kamloops Blaze U18 Boys by a score of 6-0 in an international friendly at Mac Island last night (July 04).
Whitehorse goalkeeper on winning team at B.C. soccer championships – Yukon News
This season Whitehorse’s Ole Heath became the first Yukoner to play in the B.C. Soccer Premier League. Now he’s the first to be on a champion team in the league.
WLYSA to host weekly Summer Soccer Camps – Williams Lake Tribune
The Williams Lake Youth Soccer Association is hosting weekly Summer Soccer Camps running July 17 to Aug. 25.
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.
PDL PHOTOS: TSS Rovers 2 Lane Utd. 2, May 12, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
3V3 LIVE NATIONAL SOCCER TOUR COMES TO ABBOTSFORD – 3v3 Live Canada
3v3 Live Soccer Tour and Holbrook Sports Management are excited to announce the expansion of the 3v3 Live Soccer Tour into the Canadian soccer market. With the first event previously announced to take place on the August 19/20 weekend in Surrey, BC, the 3v3 Soccer Tour will expand to Abbotsford, BC, on August 20 and will include men’s and women’s open divisions.
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.
REVIEW: The Miracle Mile. Stories of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – BC BookLook
Author Jason Beck is curator of the BC Sports Hall of Fame in BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, and convenor two years ago of an excellent exhibition about the 1954 Games. In his first book, he proves to be a meticulous researcher, a compelling story-teller, and a crafty realist who knows how to hook his readers. Watch how, two pages into the book, he uses filmic technique to evoke the arriving athletes’ youthful buzz and give period colouring and costuming, but then smartly moves his camera in to introduce his stars.
TSS Rovers launch website & 2017 Season Ticket Campaign – TSS Rovers
TSS FC Rovers play their inaugural season in the PDL at iconic Swangard Stadium. Season Tickets are $70 for Adults, $49 for U12 Youth.
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.
Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on sale – Highlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!
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
League1 Ontario standings tighten up in Matchweek Ten – Ontario Soccer
Canada Day weekend results create bottleneck at top of men’s and women’s divisions.
Bianchi ready to revitalize Durham women’s soccer – Oshawa Express
Taking over a team near the end of a season always presents a unique challenge for a coach, but it was one Alex Bianchi was more than willing to take on. Bianchi is heading into his first full season as head coach of the Durham College women’s soccer club, after taking over with four games left in the 2016 season.
Wilkinson imparting her passion for soccer to a new generation of players – The Suburban
Across the country, the number of girls participating in soccer programs is significantly lower than that of boys and the dropout rate for both boys and girls rises predictably as they hit their teenage years. These statistics are no different for NDG and the NDG Soccer Association (NDGSA) is determined to address these trends. To accomplish this, the NDGSA has teamed up with IS4, which was formed in 2012 by women’s National team members Diana Matheson, Karina LeBlanc, Christine Sinclair and Rhian Wilkinson, to improve the sport experience of all its members — girls, boys, parents and coaches — through educational seminars and role modeling.
Chill gets development partner – Chronicle-Journal
Thunder Bay Chill has announced an affiliation with the Richmond Hill Soccer Club in southern Ontario. The teams share a commitment to long-term player development, as well as coaching and refereeing development, providing further opportunities to players from both clubs.
Syrian refugees to compete alongside Indigenous athletes at World Indigenous Nations Games – CBC
A group of Syrian refugees living in Edmonton are joining the celebrations at the World Indigenous Nations Games in and around the city this week. The 12 friends have formed a soccer team to compete, and they’re being welcomed by organizers and athletes.
Tickets on sale for #CanadaRED international soccer match in Toronto – CSA
Red, rouge, rosso, vermelho, rojo: no matter how you say it, Canadian supporters are asked to wear their #CanadaRED when Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team faces CONCACAF rivals Jamaica to close out the 2017 Summer of Soccer. The Men’s International Friendly match will give soccer fans a chance to show their Canadian pride when Canada returns to BMO Field in Toronto this Saturday 2 September.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
COLORADO SWITCHBACKS FC vs. WFC2
SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
WEIDNER FIELD, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.
After record-setting win, Reno 1868 gets terrible news – Reno Gazette-Journal
A day after their record-setting win, the Reno 1868 FC soccer club got terrible news as midfielder Matheus Silva was rescued from Lake Tahoe on Tuesday morning.
One if by land: North Carolina FC defeats NASL-leading Miami FC, 1-0 – WRAL Sportsfan
Tonight, the mighty Miami FC came to WakeMed Soccer Park for an Independence Day tilt, riding an ongoing quarterfinals run in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and poised to clinch the NASL’s spring season title with a win over the North Carolina FC.
Cosmos Take a Point Against Indy on Independence Day – Empire of Soccer
As he has done several times during the North American Soccer League’s Spring Season, Emmanuel Ledesma salvaged a late result for the New York Cosmos on Tuesday night. This time the Argentine bailed the Cosmos out of a potential loss to Indy Eleven in front 6,734 Independence Day onlookers at MCU Park (the team’s largest crowd of the season) with an equalizing penalty in the final moments to notch a 1-1 draw.
Independence Move into Top 3 in East – USL
The Charlotte Independence earned their fourth consecutive victory and moved into the top three in the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Tuesday at sold-out Highmark Stadium.
Conflicting reports about Keisuke Honda’s next destination – Angels on Parade
On Monday, we reported confirmation from USL team Orange County SC that Japanese star Keisuke Honda is currently training with the club. While that has naturally led to considerable speculation Honda could become a signing for Orange County’s MLS affiliate, 2018 expansion team Los Angeles Football Club, or to a lesser extent, fueled speculation he could end up playing for Orange County in USL, there are of course other rumors out there regarding Honda’s future.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Women’s EURO warm-up fixtures and results – UEFA
The contenders have been warming up for the tournament with a busy programme of friendlies. UEFA.com has the results in all their official matches since qualifying ended.
Build us a better W-League to help us win the FIFA World Cup – Adelaide Now
AUSTRALIA’s 2023 FIFA World Cup bid must be the catalyst to lift its semi professional domestic women’s soccer league standards, says cross-code athlete Jenna McCormick.
FFA announces women’s international to be held at Penrith – St.Mary’s Star
Australia will face off against Brazil in a nail-biting women’s soccer international to be held at Pepper Stadium in September.
6 Takeaways from NWSL: Week 11 – Backline Soccer
Week 11 brought us a double scoop of NWSL action with most teams playing a midweek match on top of all the action from the weekend. There were highlight reel goals, penalty kicks awarded, and referee controversy. That was just the beginning, so let’s buckle in as we offer up our top takeaways of the week.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Lionel Messi officially agrees new Barcelona contract until 2021 – ESPN FC
Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi has agreed a three-year contract extension, committing his future to the club until 2021.
Priceless? Messi renewal will be worthless unless Barcelona get their house in order – SN
Great news for Barcelona! The Blaugrana announced on Wednesday that Lionel Messi will put pen to paper on a fresh deal when he returns from his honeymoon. Now, the club must ensure his final years at Camp Nou are not wasted.
New deal for AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma imminent – Fassone – ESPN FC
Last month the 18-year-old goalkeeper turned down Milan’s offer of a new contract beyond the expiry of his current deal in 2018 but, after drawing an angry reaction from fans, he has reportedly had a change of heart.
Alexandre Lacazette completes Arsenal medical before £52.7m move from Lyon – The Guardian
Alexandre Lacazette is close to finalising his €60m (£52.7m) move to Arsenal from Lyon, having completed his medical at the north London club’s training ground on Tuesday.
Griezmann denies Mourinho contact but leaves door open for Man Utd move – SN
Antoine Griezmann has denied reports that he phoned Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to inform him of his decision to stay at Atletico Madrid this summer, but did not rule out the possibility of a move to Old Trafford in the future.
Progres 2-0 Rangers: Pedro Caixinha takes responsibility for shock defeat – BBC Sport
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha apologised to the club’s fans for his side’s Europa League embarrassment by Luxembourg’s Progres Niederkorn. The Ibrox side lost 2-1 on aggregate to crash out in the first qualifier.
Progrès beat Rangers: Luxembourg’s finest hour? – UEFA
“It’s not possible,” said Progrès Niederkorn boss Paolo Amodio after his side eliminated Rangers from the UEFA Europa League; is it the best result in Luxembourg’s footballing history?
HMRC wins Rangers ‘big tax case’ ruling – BBC
More than £47m was paid to players, managers and directors between 2001 and 2010 in tax-free loans. However, HMRC argued the payments were earnings and should be taxable.
The political message hidden on the goalposts at the 1978 World Cup – The Guardian
Have you ever wondered why there were black bands painted around the posts at the World Cup in Argentina? One man went to Buenos Aires to find out.
India, preparing for U17 World Cup hosting, sets sights on U20 event as the next step – Inside World Football
The All India Football Federation, the AIFF, has expressed its interest in hosting the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in 2019. India is preparing to stage the U17 World Cup later this year in October.
Altrincham fan to travel 8,500 miles for friendly – BBC Sport
Football supporters regularly go above and beyond in support of their team but a fan of a non-league side making an 8,500-mile trip from Taiwan to watch his side play a pre-season friendly may set a new standard.