BC Soccer News, Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Vancouver Whitecaps vs. FC Edmonton | Canadian Championship Match PreviewMLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps and the North American Soccer League’s FC Edmonton will get their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal series off to a belated start on Wednesday, when they play the first leg of the series at BC Place.

Match Preview: Whitecaps VS FC Edmonton (Take 2!) Eighty-Six Forever
Okay, so technically, I guess you could just read this match preview and change all the dates accordingly, but here goes nothing. The Vancouver Whitecaps will take on FC Edmonton in an Amway Canadian Championship match that should have happened last week, but was cancelled due to some snowy weather.

Preview: Whitecaps FC set to kick off quest for Voyageurs Cup Wednesday night at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC kick off their quest for the Voyageurs Cup on Wednesday night, when they host North American Soccer League side FC Edmonton at BC Place. Sound familiar?

Let’s try that again, Whitecaps v FC Edmonton preview Prost Amerika
Goals haven’t been a problem for Colin Miller and his Eddies, but they have also been leaking at an alarming rate, something you wouldn’t usually attribute to Colin Miller’s steadfast defensive approach in past seasons.

Eddies are the underdogs in matchup against Caps, but they have faith in themselves The Province
For the Edmonton Eddies to upset Vancouver in the Canadian championship semifinal, they’re going to need an off day from the Caps, a little luck, and plenty of heart.

Whitecaps look to fresh, frosh Froese for inspiration vs. EdmontonVancouver Sun
Young midfielder mentored by veteran Earnshaw

FC Edmonton prepares for rough ride against WhitecapsEdmonton Journal
The Eddies, who are coming off a 4-2 loss to the New York Cosmos on Sunday, need a good performance out of their sometimes struggling defensive line against the Whitecaps, the top team in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference.

Canadian Championship: Montreal Impact search for winning mentality ahead of semifinal vs. Toronto FCMLS
After having topped Toronto FC 1-0 at home in the first leg of their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal series last week, the Impact know TFC must push for a goal in the return meeting at BMO Field on Wednesday



After being ‘lost’ vs. Columbus, Sounders to face similar foe in VancouverSeattle Times
A Sounders loss at B.C. Place would send Vancouver seven points clear of them in the standings — and give an early Cascadia Cup boost to the team that marched into CenturyLink Field and swiped the trophy with a 1-0 win in October.

Bruce Arena labels new MLS discovery signing process a “blackmail job”LA Galaxy
The LA Galaxy finally completed their acquisition of midfielder Sebastian Lletget last week, but according to head coach Bruce Arena, the league’s new discovery process delayed the player’s signing.

Goalkeeper Kristian Nicht Returns To Indy ElevenNASL
The 33-year-old Nicht returns to Indy Eleven after a 15-day stint with Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact.  Nicht suited up for L’Impact for the second leg of their historic appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League Final on April 29 against Club America.

Brash and brave, Dwayne DeRosario showed Canadian soccer a glimpse of what could be – MLS
There’s never been a Canadian soccer player as prolific, as exhilarating and as polarizing as Dwayne De Rosario. And there may never be one again.

Hydro One firing TFC fan after vulgar comment to reporter24 Hours
A man who hurled a vulgar comment and swore at a CityNews reporter outside of a Toronto FC game is being fired by Hydro One.



WFC2 Report: Clarke making strides24 Hours
Coming off surgery to repair a damaged quad muscle last year, Clarke is working to regain the form that made him one of the Whitecaps’ most promising attacking prospects



PHOTO GALLERY: BC Provincial Cup Women’s ‘A’ Final – NSSC Renegades vs. Surrey UnitedBC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie

PHOTO GALLERY: BC Provincial Cup Men’s B Final: Guildford FC vs. Port Alberni AthleticsBC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux

VMSL Teams Sweep The Provincial Cup FinalsVMSL
Amazingly, all 4 Provincial Cup titles were won by VMSL teams, probably the first time in the history of this coveted competition.

First Cup in first try for EDCBurnaby Now
EDC FC Burnaby won its first-ever Provincial Cup, in just its third season in the premier division.

North Shore soccer team set to host Cameroon for pair of World Cup tune-upsNorth Shore News
Winning a provincial title, ending a dynasty, playing a World Cup soccer team on your own home turf — the North Shore Girls Soccer Club is in the middle of a pretty incredible three-week run.

Highlanders Remain Undefeated | Paddy Nelson’s Late Goal Earns DrawHighlanders FC
In three of the four home games, it has been late goals that have salvaged two draws and secured a win giving the Highlanders an undefeated start to the season. Sunday’s last minute hero was Paddy Nelson, His goal in the 87′ rescued a 2:2 draw with FC Tigers of Vancouver.

WolfPack Women’s Soccer Signs First Players for 2016-17 CIS seasonThompson Rivers Univ.
Head coach Tom McManus and the WolfPack are pleased to announce that Keenen Degen and Hannah Marra of Valleyview Secondary in Kamloops, BC have signed a CIS letter of intent.   Degen is a 5’5” midfielder, Marra is 5’8”and a forward who plays rep soccer for the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association U-17 “A” team.


Barcelona prevail on aggregate after Neymar double to reach Champions League final The Independent
As Barcelona reached their fourth Champions League final in nine years, the team they left behind lost as well as anyone could have done

FIFA explains why it rejected World Cup grass-field offersGlobe and Mail
Soccer’s international governing body says it rejected informal offers it received to lay down real grass for the Women’s World Cup in part because the proposals didn’t include the practice fields.

Sepp Blatter’s FIFA leadership has lost credibility, says candidate Van Praag ESPN
FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag told ESPN’s E:60 he believes that the credibility of world football’s governing body is “gone” under Sepp Blatter’s rule but that he would offer the current incumbent a role in his administration should he win the May 29 election.

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