BC Soccer News, Wednesday, October 5, 2016


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016, 2:00 PM



Meet Man Utd target Alphonso Davies: Whitecaps’ 15-year-old winger garnering worldwide attentionSN
The Vancouver Whitecaps are keen to play down the hype and attention surrounding their homegrown prospect Alphonso Davies.

Seattle Sounder Chad Marshall Flourishing Under Brian Schmetzer MLS Multiplex
Sounders centerback Chad Marshall is a brand new player under interim-head coach Brain Schmetzer with Marshall’s pairing with Román Torres.

Barcelona invited to play in 2017 MLS All-Star GameWorld Talk Soccer
FC Barcelona has been invited to play in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game, a source confirmed to World Soccer Talk. A final decision hasn’t been made yet, but if Barcelona does accept the invitation, it’s very likely that the All-Star Game will be played next summer at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois

Do foreign coaches succeed in MLS? A look back as Atlanta prepare for Tata MartinoFox Sports
When Atlanta United announced the hiring of Gerardo “Tata” Martino as their first coach, the former Argentina manager became the latest manager without MLS experience to enter the league. But it’s not always an easy transition.

DC government officially transfers stadium site to DC UnitedMLS
This past weekend the Washington, D.C. government officially transferred the property on which D.C. United will build their soccer-specific stadium as the club looks to move into a new home in 2018.

Expansion Priority Draft to be streamedDirty South Soccer
On October 16, Atlanta United and Minnesota United will take part in the Expansion Priority Draft to determine which team will have the first choice in six different player acquisition methods during this offseason.

MLS PHOTOS: Whitecaps FC 1, Seattle Sounders FC 2, October 2, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
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UBC’s dandy Dhanda scores four to help soccer T-Birds cruise past KamloopsThe Province
Jasmin Dhanda has such an attacking mindset on the soccer pitch that her affinity for chasing opportunity is irrepressible, even in the face of a statistical anomaly.

TWU soccer: Spartans still unbeaten after two more wins Langley Times
The Trinity Western Spartans continue to charge ahead towards another post-season berth. The women’s soccer team — ranked fifth in the country — improved to 7-0-2 after defeating the Alberta Pandas 2-0 on Friday and the UNBC Timberwolves 4-0 on Saturday. Both games were at TWU’s Chase Office Field.

Cascades women’s soccer team enters CIS national rankings at No. 9UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team has made its season debut in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) rankings, checking in at No. 9 in the latest edition of the national poll released Tuesday.

Cascades soccer standouts Levarsky, Mobilio win Canada West weekly awardsUFV
University of the Fraser Valley soccer players Monika Levarsky and Michael Mobilio have been honoured by Canada West for their outstanding performances in conference games on the weekend.

Blues duo lighting up PacWest soccer league North Shore News
The Capilano Blues men’s soccer team is playing pick your poison with the rest of the PacWest league, and it’s a couple of North Vancouver players who are administering the lethal injections.

Local talent contributes in TOFC matches in Kamloops Kamloops This Week
There were plenty of Kamloops representatives playing for Thompson Okanagan Football Club in EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League matches against Mountain United FC on McArthur Island on the weekend.

Cermaq still searchingCampbell River Mirror
After the three opening matches of the Vancouver Island Soccer League, Campbell River Cermaq FC is still without a point in the league table.

WolfPack women’s soccer facing “perfect storm” of a seasonThe Omega
With a current record of one win and seven losses, the WolfPack women’s soccer team has gone through what is possibly, and hopefully, the hardest part of their season.

Employment Opportunity – KYSA Seeks Senior Staff CoachBC Soccer Web
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is moving to hire a full-time Senior Staff Coach. Applicants for this new position must possess a minimum Canadian Soccer Association Provincial B License coaching certification.

Canada West to livestream over 100 Soccer matches in 2016-17Canada West
With the 2016-17 Canada West regular season set to open later this week, Canada West is proud to launch passes for Canadawest.tv – the official streaming home of the conference.

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.

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 Soccer’s 2016 Sport Chek National Championships CSA
The 2016 Sport Chek National Championships kick off this week across Canada. Canada Soccer’s premier amateur championship will be played from 5-10 October in Moncton, New Brunswick (U-14 Cup), Lethbridge, Alberta (U-16 Cup), Vaughan, Ontario (U-18 Cup), and St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador (Challenge Trophy and Jubilee Trophy).

Broadcast schedule revealed for Sport Chek National Championships CSA
Canada Soccer has revealed the broadcast schedule for the 2016 Sport Chek National Championships, with matches to be broadcast from every venue on a daily basis from 5-10 October. This year’s four venues: the U-14 Cup in Moncton, New Brunswick, the U-16 Cup in Lethbridge, Alberta, the U-18 Cup in Vaughan, Ontario, and both the men’s Challenge Trophy and women’s Jubilee Trophy in St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador.

Canada Soccer announces Men’s National Team squad for OctoberCSA
Canada Soccer has announced a 23-player squad for upcoming away Men’s National Team matches against Mauritania and Morocco. The two matches will be played during the FIFA international window in October in Marrakech, Morocco.

This week’s Men’s and Women’s Soccer Top 10 Rankings from CIS.

FIFA fines Canada Soccer for fans’ boorish behaviour at B.C. PlaceVancouver Sun
Canada was punished for “insulting chants” by the home fans against Mexico in March and El Salvador in June, although the exact nature of those chants wasn’t divulged. They were not homophobic or racist in nature, as FIFA specifically documents that.

Squizzato: A short list of Canadian national team head coaching candidates MLS
Who will be the one to lead Canada forward over the next three to six years? With no timetable as to when that choice will be made, the team’s followers have been left to speculate about who’s in the mix. Here are some of the names that have been tossed out there so far.

Fixing Canadian men’s soccer team now falls to Jason deVos CBC
Jason deVos knows his task won’t be easy. Named Canada Soccer’s director of development in August, the former Canadian player is fully aware of the challenges he now faces.

Excalibur interviews Lions soccer superstar Nour Ghoneim Excalibur
Nour Ghoneim, who is in her fifth and final year of athletic eligibility, has led the York Lions women’s soccer team as they remain undefeated this season after their first 10 games. The Lions are currently 8-0-3 on the season, and Ghoneim is leading the Ontario University Athletics in goals with 12, points with 14, and game-winning goals with 3.

Focused on victory: Acadia Axewomen soccer squad undefeated leading into OctoberKings County Advertiser
Head coach Amit Batra expects to see a display of unwavering intensity every time the Acadia Axewomen soccer team takes the field.

PHOTOS: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada 3 El Salvador 1, September 6, 2016BC Soccer Web
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016, 12:00PM



USL Cup Playoffs Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 vs. OKC Energy FCUSL
After both earning upset victories in the Conference Quarterfinals, the No. 6-seed Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and No. 7-seed OKC Energy FC will look to continue their runs in the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs on Saturday afternoon at UBC Thunderbird Stadium. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. PT.

WFC2 reflect on “great, great victory” against Colorado Springs as weekend results blow USL playoffs wide openAFTN
Well that was a wild weekend of USL playoff action. By the end of it, the top three seeds in the Western Conference had crashed out and WFC2 were hosting a semi-final match at Thunderbird Stadium on Saturday. Three of the top four seeds in the East remain, including the top two, but the weekend’s results have blown the USL Championship wide open.

Their words: ‘Old man’ Kyle Greig opens up about move to VancouverWhitecaps FC
“It’s not the decision you make, but what you do with the opportunity.” Almost exactly a year ago, I was facing a challenging decision on whether to stay at my old club OKC Energy FC or to come to Vancouver to play for WFC2. Before deciding to come to Vancouver, that’s what my dad told me.

USL postseason, CanCon and the CanPLRed Nation Online
Before all the excitement of MLS playoffs becomes the main talking point for the Canadian soccer scene, I think it is important to reflect on the recently completed USL season, a league that has ten times the amount of Canadian players. The USL is currently in their playoffs after finishing their 2016 regular season a week ago. The  Vancouver Whitecaps II are still alive in the post-season after upsetting the 3rd seed in the West, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, in a playoffs that so far has been full of upsets.

USL Cup Playoffs Preview: New York Red Bulls II vs. Rochester Rhinos USL
The USL Regular Season champion New York Red Bulls II plays host to the No. 4 seed Rochester Rhinos in the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs on Friday night at Red Bull Arena, with the two teams set to renew acquaintances at the same stage that they met in last season’s postseason. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.

USL Cup Playoffs Preview: Swope Park Rangers vs. Orange County Blues FCUSL
The No. 4-seed Swope Park Rangers will face a second consecutive Southern California squad with a clash against No. 8 seed Orange County Blues FC in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs on Sunday afternoon at Children’s Mercy Victory Field. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CT.

USL Cup Playoffs Preview: Louisville City FC vs. Charleston BatteryUSL
The No. 2-seed Louisville City FC and No. 6-seed Charleston Battery will meet at Slugger Field for a second consecutive season in the Eastern Conference Semifinals to determine which side will advance in the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Huge weight lifted off FC Edmonton with win over Indy ElevenEdmonton Journal
FC Edmonton were a pretty relaxed group at practice Tuesday, with good reason. On Sunday, they were able to shed the large monkey clinging to their back with a dramatic 2-1 victory against the Indy Eleven at Clarke Stadium.

Jacksonville Armada appoint Mark Lowry as head coachSBI
What does a run of good form earn you as an interim coach? The removal of the ‘interim’ tag.

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After loss to Ghana, US U-17s in trouble again at World CupThe Equalizer
The United States U-17 women’s national team is in danger of exiting the World Cup at the group stage after a 2-1 upset loss to Ghana on Tuesday.

John Griffiths not ready to come home from World CupThe FA
The equation is simple. England must defeat Brazil on Saturday to progress to the knockout stage of the FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup.

Carli Lloyd says she has plans to play through 2020Excelle Sports
Carli Lloyd said on a Facebook live chat yesterday that she plans to play through 2020. At 34 years-old, this would mean that FIFA’s World Player of the Year would play through another World Cup and another Olympic Games—finishing up at 38 years-old.

Canberra United secure Japanese internationalWestfield W-League
Canberra United have announced the signing of Japanese international Yukari Kinga for Season 9 of the Westfield W-League.

Chelsea Ladies debut at Stamford Bridge BBC Sport
The Blues, who usually play at Staines Town’s Wheatsheaf Park, are expecting 5,000 fans to attend Wednesday’s game.

Hibernian vs Bayern Munich – UEFA Women’s Champions League Preview: Can Hibs halt Bayern?Vavel
Ahead of their UEFA Women’s Champions League Round of 32, Hibernian Head Coach Chris Roberts and Bayern Munich’s Head Coach Thomas Wörle gave their views on the match.

Sexist Sparta Prague players told to train with women’s teamSN
Sparta Prague duo Lukas Vacha and Tomas Koubek have been told to train with the club’s women’s team after they were sexist towards female referee Lucie Ratajova.

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Spain and Italy renew rivalry; Southgate takes charge of England ESPN FC
It would have been the game of the week anyway, but this meeting of international football royalty in Turin is all the richer because of the sub-plots to this particular fixture.

Italy have no margin for error as they bid to recreate Spain win from EurosESPN FC
“Thank goodness they’ll finally be on my side,” Italy coach Giampiero Ventura joked with centre-back Andrea Barzagli ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifier with Spain.

CONCACAF could rebrand after ‘toxic’ past, says new presidentYahoo Sports
CONCACAF could change its name to create a new brand image and distance itself from a “toxic” past, the president of the body that governs soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean said on Wednesday.

Joey Barton: Rangers midfielder charged with breaking gambling rulesBBC Sport
Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been charged with breaking rules relating to gambling on football matches.

Kasper Schmeichel wants Denmark back in big timeUEFA
“When you’re sat at home watching, it’s a painful experience: it’s not something that I want to do again,” said Kasper Schmeichel as he vowed to end Denmark’s final tournament absence.

Qatar and Russia World Cups ‘the best thing that happened in football’ – Fifa vice-presidentThe Guardian
The Fifa vice-president Victor Montagliani has suggested it may be “the best thing that happened in football” that Russia and Qatar have been chosen to host the next two World Cups as it has given the game the opportunity to clean up the corruption within the sport.

European leagues vow to fight Champions League changesYahoo Sports
The organisation representing Europe’s domestic soccer leagues is refusing to accept the proposed changes to the Champions League that guarantee four places for the strongest nations.

A-League season preview part II: Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and SydneyThe Guardian
Continuing our A-league preview series, our football writers give their verdicts on the four teams they believe will be among the mid-table melee.

World Cup expansion increases CONCACAF’s hopes of hosting in 2026ESPN FC
Expanding the World Cup to 48 teams will enhance North America’s credentials in the 2026 bidding contest, CONCACAF hopes.

A 48-team World Cup? Dumb, dumb, dumbSoccer America
It was once said that Sepp Blatter was good for 50 ideas every morning before breakfast and 51 of them were bad. But Gianni Infantino, Blatter’s successor as FIFA president, is quickly giving him a run for his money.

World Cup expansion is reasonable, as long as it works for everyone ESPN FC
New FIFA president Gianni Infantino made expanding the World Cup from its current 32 teams part of his election platform. The cynic within most of us saw it as a naked attempt to pander to countries (particularly outside Europe) who have long been demanding more places at the world’s biggest sporting event. And, probably, to some degree they were right.

FIFA VP Montagliani: English-speaking officials pompous on ethicsSportsnet
Corruption will never be eradicated from soccer and officials in the English-speaking world should try to be humble rather than pompous when they talk about ethics, a FIFA vice-president said Tuesday.

Real Madrid’s balance issue made worse by Modric/Casemiro injuriesESPN FC
Just a few weeks ago it seemed that Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane could do no wrong. Last January, he took over a team in disarray after Rafael Benitez’s unfortunate six months in charge, made a few minor tweaks, and within four months led to them to a Champions League final win over rivals Atletico in Milan.

Soccer meets politics: 5 US matches memorable for more than the final score MLS
The intersection of soccer and an era’s political zeitgeist tends to resemble a pair of muddy streams flowing into the same reflecting pool. In the sense that sports are an extension of daily life, and soccer is an extension of every nation’s makeup, separating the game from the times in which it inhabits is quite literally impossible.

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