BC Soccer News, Wednesday, September 6, 2017




Bevan scores first goal, Marinovic steps up as Kiwis reach World Cup playoffWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 striker Myer Bevan scored his first career senior international goal for New Zealand on Tuesday in a 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw with the Solomon Islands.

The Confusion of 2017 Vancouver WhitecapsEighty-Six Forever
With 8 matches to go, we still have no idea what team are the Vancouver Whitecaps. Are they a contender or pretender?

NYCFC’s Squad Depth Will Be Tested Against Sporting Kansas City Elite Sports NY
It’s been nearly two weeks since New York City Football Club’s last match, on that resulted in a 1-1 draw with their crosstown rivals, New York Red Bulls. However, these past two weeks have given Patrick Vieira’s men anything but a rest.

MLSsoccer.com Injury ReportMLS
This injury report is compiled on an ongoing basis by MLSsoccer.com editors based on club game notes, news reports, and original reporting.

Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Lalo Fernandez transfers to TigresSalt Lake Tribune
Lalo Fernandez’s transfer to the Liga MX club Tigres UANL was completed just before Mexico’s transfer window closed.

New York City FC’s Jack Harrison: No regrets over Man United exitESPN FC
New York City FC attacking midfielder Jack Harrison says he is reaping the rewards of his gamble to leave life alongside Marcus Rashford at Manchester United and head to the United States.

‘No Other Home’: Read part of Matt Besler’s upcoming bookMLS
In March of 2016, Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler suffered his first and only concussion to date while training with the US men’s national team. The injury kept him away from the field for about three weeks, and as he recuperated, he finally found enough time to contemplate his life and career, without the pressure of training. Specifically, his thoughts turned back to the idea of writing a book.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, Seattle Sounders FC 1, August 23, 2017BC Soccer Web
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Victoria in running for 2026 World Cup soccer training campsTimes Colonist
Greater Victoria and Whistler have been proposed as the hosts for team training camps if B.C. Place is selected as a venue for men’s soccer games in the 2026 World Cup.

2017 NCAA DII MEN’S RANKING’S – WEEK 1United Soccer Coaches
SFU opens the 2017 season ranked #3 in the first national coaches poll.

Spartans, Timberwolves can’t determine winnerLangley Times
The Trinity Western Spartans made their home debut but failed to take advantage. The men’s soccer team began a six-game homestand over the next three weeks, playing to a pair of draws to the visiting UNBC Timberwolves at TWU’s Chase Office Field.

Canadian women’s soccer has eyes on Victoria teenTimes Colonist
It is a narrow seam in world sport, but Canada has mined it well with Olympic and world championship medals in women’s soccer, rugby sevens and ice hockey to become a leader in female team sports. The Canadian women’s basketball has also become a contender. The process of restocking these national teams is always ongoing, with the soccer team completing its recent U-20 training camp in Burnaby for the CONCACAF qualifiers Jan. 18-28 in Trinidad and Tobago for the 2018 FIFA U-20 World Cup next August in France.

Three stars of the week: TRU’s Popodynetz named first starCanada West
The second week of the Canada West men’s soccer season hit the turf this past weekend, and leading the way were a trio of players who earned conference star honours.

Women’s soccer season preview: New-look Cascades ready to launch Canada West campaignUFV
The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team takes a new-look roster into the 2017 Canada West regular season, kicking off this weekend at home vs. the Victoria Vikes and UBC Thunderbirds.

WSOC PREVIEW: Vikes head out on road trip with momentum on their side UVic
A pair of rivalry games are ahead for a UVic Vikes women’s soccer team that is looking to carry forward momentum from an outstanding start to their Canada West campaign.

MSOC PREVIEW: Thunderfest looms as Vikes try to get back on trackUVic
Back-to-back games against the UNBC Timberwolves this weekend await a UVic Vikes men’s soccer team searching for positive results to kick-start their 2017 Canada West season.

Chilliwack’s Shumbusho making early-season mark with UBC soccer squadBC Local News
Chilliwack FC alum Victory Shumbusho picked up his second goal of the young U-Sports soccer season, helping his UBC Thunderbirds beat the UBC-Okanagan Heat 2-1 Saturday.

Capilano Blues host soccer home openers Sunday North Shore News
Soccer season at Capilano University kicks off this week with the Blues women and men visiting Quest University on Wednesday before playing their home openers Sunday against Langara.

Soccer mates stick togetherTri City News
A pair of Tri-Cities’ soccer prospects are already mapping out their future in the sport. Andrew Peat, of Port Coquitlam, and Trevor Zanatta, of Coquitlam, signed commitments to play for the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades in 2018, after the Coquitlam Metro-Ford teammates complete Grade 12.

Whitecaps soccer camp in Whitehorse doubles in sizeYukon News
The Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team has its eye on Yukon soccer players. A number of Yukon players impressed visiting coaches during a Vancouver Whitecaps Youth Prospect Camp last week in Whitehorse.

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.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017BC Soccer Web
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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
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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!

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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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2026 World Cup can show off ‘unified region’ – CONCACAF’s MoggioESPN FC
A 2026 World Cup shared between the United States, Mexico and Canada can show off a “diversified, unified region,” CONCACAF secretary general Philippe Moggio said at Manchester’s Soccerex conference on Tuesday.

Montreal officially enters bid to be part of World Cup 2026CTV
Montreal has officially entered its bid to take part in the 2026 World Cup. It would be host of one or some of the ten soccer games that would be played in Canada if the joint North American bid for the 2026 World Cup is successful.

TOP 10 TUESDAY (#2): Soccer champs remain on topUSports
The Alberta Golden Bears (men) and Laval Rouge et Or (women) remain the teams to beat following the second week of the U SPORTS soccer season.

League1 Ontario Matchweek 19 short on games, not short on actionOntario Soccer
There were only two men’s games and one women’s game on the schedule this week but there was still plenty of entertainment.

Calgary Callies win their 21st Alberta championshipCSA
The Calgary Callies will return to the Toyota National Championships for the first time in three years after capturing the 2017 Alberta men’s provincial championship at the Calgary Soccer Centre. It was the Callies’ 21st provincial title as they won 1:0 over Edmonton Green & Gold in the Monday 4 September final.

WVU soccer player earns Big 12 honorDominion Post
Junior Easther Mayi Kith was named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the WVU women’s soccer team, which ranks No. 3 in the three major polls this week. A center back from Quebec City, Quebec, Mayi Kith anchored the Mountaineers’ defense in wins against then-No. 1 Penn State (2-1) and Wright State (2-0) over the weekend.

Canadians invade UC’s women’s soccer teamNews Record
When you look through the University of Cincinnati women’s soccer roster, many of the talent on the field for the Bearcats comes from the Ohio area. However, there is a recruiting hotbed the Bearcats have acquired across the border. Six players on the roster come from the Canadian province of Ontario, with five generating from the Toronto area.

Goal remains the same for UNB women’s soccerThe Brunswickan
Women’s soccer is returning after graduating eight players to pursue their ultimate goal: “do what has never been done before.” Massive roster changes were in order after last year’s star-studded team lost eight players, and six were AUS All-Stars at some point throughout their careers. Head Coach John Crossland recruited seven new players—six of whom are going into their first year of university.

Local coach Linda Whitehead shares experiences with female athletes overseasThe Londoner
Before Londoner Linda Whitehead stepped onto a pitch in Goa, India with a team of female soccer players earlier this month, each one passed her a note describing what they expected from their new Canadian mentor.

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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Tough tussle with Tulsa awaits WFC2 in Langley on WednesdayWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 showed resilience in their 2-1 victory over LA Galaxy II last week and now look to keep it going as Tulsa Roughnecks FC arrive in good form for their Wednesday match at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley, BC.

USL Match Preview – #VANvTULUSL
Tulsa Roughnecks FC will looking to remain undefeated on its trip as it wraps up its three-game run in the Pacific Northwest with a visit to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on Wednesday night at McLeod Athletic Park. Kickoff is set for at 7 p.m. PT.

US Soccer Federation Rejects NASL’s Division II ApplicationFifty Five One
The USSF has rejected the NASL’s efforts to maintain its second division status, according to multiple sources. The seven-year-old league will likely have to drop down to the third division along with the brand new USL D-3 and National Independent Soccer Association (NISA).

Loss of D2 Status Puts NASL, Cosmos in JeopardyEmpire of Soccer
At the start of the year, the USSF granted the NASL and the United Soccer League provisional D2 status on the condition that each league would have a year to work toward meeting the full requirements.

FC Edmonton remains silent in wake of USSF decision to “refrain” from granting NASL Div-2 status for 2018the11.ca
FC Edmonton is the lone Canadian club left in NASL, with the Ottawa Fury having moved to USL for the 2017 season. Over the past off-season, which saw the NASL reduced to eight teams, the USSF decided to promote USL from Div-3 to Div-2 status, while NASL was granted a one-year stay — allowed to remain at Div.-2, despite the loss of so many clubs.

Preview: LA Galaxy II vs. Reno 1868 FCUSL
LA Galaxy II (7-13-4, 25 points) resume an important three-game home stand this weekend when they host Reno 1868 FC (13-5-6, 45 points) at 7:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium.

Midfielder Jack Blake Named NASL Player of the MonthArmada FC
Jacksonville Armada FC midfielder Jack Blake is a young star on the rise. The Englishman was stellar in August and was named NASL Player of the Month by the league’s media.

USL PHOTOS: WFC2 2 LA Galaxy II 1, August 27, 2017BC Soccer Web
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Orlando Pride, OCB Matches Rescheduled due to Hurricane IrmaOrlando City SC
Due to Hurricane Irma, Orlando Pride’s match against Seattle Reign FC, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. ET, at Orlando City Stadium.

NWSL Week 19 BreakdownVavel
North Carolina and Portland secure playoff spots; Orlando wins 5th straight; Chicago goes 3-0 in season series against the Courage; Seattle gets back into the playoff race; Rose Lavelle and Megan Rapinoe also return.

Women’s Super League: FA considers one-tier full-time league from 2018-19BBC Sport
The Women’s Super League could turn in to a one-tier league strictly for clubs that can sustain full-time players from 2018-19 onwards, BBC Sport has learned.

Chelsea sign Norwegian international Maria ThorisdottirVavel
Chelsea have continued to strengthen their back-line, whilst boosting the Scandinavian contingent in their squad, with the signing of Norwegian international, Maria Thorisdottir from Klepp.

Sky Blues secure Westfield Matildas starW-League
Sydney FC have snared Westfield Matildas youngster Caitlin Cooper for the Westfield W-League 2017/18 Season, bolstering a strong squad for the new year.

Football drama plagues NorwayNews in English
Embattled Norwegian football bosses won a reprieve after the men’s national team finally won a match heading into the weekend. As they prepared to face Germany Monday night, though, the drama surrounding both men’s and women’s football continued to escalate, not least after the powerful men in charge were accused of being arrogant under fire from star player Ada Hegerberg.

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Wayward Argentina let golden World Cup chance slip as Venezuela survive Messi onslaughtSN
The fact that the master plan failed to come to fruition is in part a reflection of a Vinotino resistence that bordered on the heroic as they somehow grabbed a 1-1 draw in Buenos Aires. But mostly it was down to another wayward, directionless performance from Lionel Messi’s men that means their World Cup participation still hangs in the balance.

Late point for United States against Honduras ‘huge’ – Bruce ArenaESPN FC
U.S. manager Bruce Arena lauded his side’s battling qualities, as Bobby Wood’s late equalizer earned a 1-1 tie against Honduras in a World Cup qualifier and kept the Americans in control of its own destiny in terms of qualifying for Russia 2018.

CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico holds Costa Rica to draw, Panama cruises into thirdSBI
After the USMNT salvaged a draw in Honduras, two other CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers went down in Central America.

European Qualifiers for World Cup: who can join Belgium?UEFA
Belgium are the first UEFA nation to join hosts Russia but who needs what to join them at next summer’s finals? We explain the permutations.

Stablility key for Russia-bound SaudisFIFA
The Green Falcons appeared at four consecutive editions of the World Cup between 1994 and 2006, before failing to qualify for the last two editions.

South Korea qualifies for World Cup, Syria goes to playoffSportsnet
South Korea overcame a troubled campaign to qualify for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday, while war-torn Syria kept its dream alive.

Nigerians on the brink, big guns out in the coldFIFA
Only Nigeria were mathematically able to qualify during the fourth instalment of the third round of African qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, but the Super Eagles will have to wait another month before attempting to obtain the points they require to advance.

Tiny Cape Verde dreaming of fairytale World Cup tripReuters
Cape Verde Islands are in contention for a shock World Cup spot with successive wins over South Africa giving them a fairytale chance to become the smallest nation to play at the finals.

Adrien Silva: Fifa rejects Leicester City’s application for midfielderBBC Sport
Fifa has rejected Leicester City’s application to register midfielder Adrien Silva after the club missed the deadline by 14 seconds.

UK Labour: Scrap betting ads on football kitsBBC
Labour says it would ban gambling firms from advertising on football shirts if it came to power. The party’s deputy leader Tom Watson said football had to “play its part in tackling Britain’s hidden epidemic of gambling addiction”.

Marcelo: But First We AttackThe Players’ Tribune
Where do we begin? I want to tell you about how my grandfather changed my life. But I also want to tell you about Ronaldo. And about Romario hanging out of the airplane, and about the orange Volkswagen. We have a lot to talk about. Let’s start with a smell.

Welcome to Messi’s restaurant in Barcelona: Bellavista del Jardin del NorteSN
Lionel Messi has another garden in Barcelona. Having made the Camp Nou his playground for well over a decade, the Argentine attacker teamed up with his brother Rodrigo and sister Maria Sol last year to open “Bellavista del Jardin del Norte”, an innovative restaurant in the Catalan capital.

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