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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
FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | 2017 MLS Match Preview – MLS
At first glance coming into this Western Conference match-up, it looks pretty good for the Hoops. FC Dallas are sitting at the top of the conference standings, all their guys are healthy, and everyone — including star goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez — will be back home from international duty.
‘Caps look to end Dallas drought – Whitecaps FC
After a difficult 2-1 home loss last weekend, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8W-8L-3D) are heading south of the border to face FC Dallas (9W-3L-7D) for a sweltering evening of soccer at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night.
Whitecaps hoping Yordy Reyna can provide an offensive spark – Sportsnet
Among the club’s biggest off-season additions, Reyna is feeling like himself again after a broken foot in training camp put his debut on hold for more than four months.
Nerwinski got small-town start – Pique
It wasn’t that long ago that Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jake Nerwinski was in a situation similar to many of the kids he spoke with in Whistler on July 25.
Why Spencer Richey Should be the First Choice Keeper in 2018 – Eighty-Six Forever
Ousted is 32, on an expiring contract, and already one of the most expensive keepers in MLS. It’s rumoured that Ousted is looking for a raise, though it’s kind of hard to establish the origins of these rumours, so take that with a grain of salt. To pay even more money for a player who’s just about to enter the tail end of his career seems a little much. So perhaps its time to start looking within for a replacement.
Chinese soccer cash controversy involves Fredy Montero’s home club – The Province
The controversy over how much Chinese soccer clubs owe to players and other clubs has a Whitecaps connection, if reports are to be believed.
Vancouver Whitecaps: The clip show – Soccer Shorts
You know those sitcoms that always have one episode which is just a series of clips of other episodes? We all love those because it shows just how much effort has gone into creating something special for the viewer. Right? Right.
Carl Valentine: Why I have ‘the best job in the world’ – Whitecaps FC
It’s days like Tuesday that make me feel like I have the best job in the world. I’m at Hope and Health surrounded by hundreds of boys and girls playing the beautiful game of soccer. There are players from the UBC girls’ soccer team and our very own Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency program trying their hand at coaching. We have Whitecaps FC first-team players showing their skills and there are more than 60 volunteers.
Sources: Besiktas bid for Cyle Larin rejected by Orlando City – SN
Orlando City has rejected a transfer bid for Larin from Turkish club Besiktas, sources tell Goal . The offer is believed to have been nowhere close to the valuation placed on Larin by the Major League Soccer club.
LA Galaxy sign Jonathan dos Santos on a transfer from Villarreal – MLS
The cavalry is arriving for the LA Galaxy. On Thursday afternoon the club currently mired in a five-game losing streak formally announced the signing of Mexican international Jonathan Dos Santos, on a transfer from Spain’s Villarreal.
Jonathan dos Santos ready to win for Los Angeles, his “favorite city in the entire world” – LA Galaxy
Jonathan dos Santos already loves Los Angeles, and now he’s ready to win trophies for the LA Galaxy.
Bob Bradley named head coach of LAFC – Prost Amerika
LAFC has turned to one of the biggest names in American Soccer to guide them in their inaugural season in MLS and beyond. On Thursday, LAFC announced the hiring of Bob Bradley as its first head coach.
Bob Bradley exclusive interview: LAFC is ‘what I want to do from here on out’ – ESPN FC
It was Friedrich Nietzsche — and Rustin “Rust” Cohle from HBO’s “True Detective” — who said, “Time is a flat circle.” Everything we do, we’ll do over and over again, forever. As Bob Bradley takes on the head-coaching job with Los Angeles FC, it seems he’s intent on proving that theory correct.
In returning to LA Galaxy, Sigi Schmid’s career comes full circle – MLS
Sigi Schmid took the long way home, but 15 years after winning MLS Cup 2002 with the LA Galaxy the Los Angeles resident once again finds himself head coach of his local club.
Why Bradley, Schmid hires could be win-win for brewing LA soccer wars – Four Four Two
The war for the hearts and minds of Southern California soccer fans took a sharp turn Thursday morning when the LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC announced, one atop the other, that they had secured the services of the two greatest unemployed American coaches.
MLS Week 21: What to Watch For – Empire of Soccer
The transfer window is open for Major League Soccer teams, and this week brought multiple moves for the run tot he playoffs. Beyond the new faces, players will be returning from the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Philadelphia’s injured goalkeeper Andre Blake being a exception.
Things are tight at the top for TFC – Toronto Star
Toronto FC has spent much of this season riding high atop Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference, but the Reds’ ascent has not come without a few glances back.
Toronto FC lose another veteran as Benoit Cheyrou is ruled out for eight weeks – Waking the Red
Toronto FC’s 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday was a disappointing result that carried an added cost: the loss of midfield veteran Benoit Cheyrou for two months to a calf tear.
NYCFC Notes: Patrick Vieira learns from Chile, Frederic Brillant steps up and more – SBI
While supporters jeered referee Allan Chapman and groaned at the prospect of their team playing down a man for extensive minutes against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira valued this inevitable coaching moment.
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
Burnaby defender proud to wave the flag – Burnaby Now
As a member of the Canadian national women’s soccer program, Burnaby’s Emma Regan has been able to “wave the flag” at stadiums in faraway places. But today, the 17-year-old teen will get to carry it and lead Team B.C. into the stadium to start the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.
Richmond athletes in Winnipeg for Canada Summer Games – Richmond News
A dozen Richmond athletes will be part of the Team B.C. contingent heading to Winnipeg this week for the Canada Summer Games.
North Shore players prep for Canada Games – North Shore News
At least 30 athletes, coaches and managers will be representing the North Shore during the games from July 28 to Aug. 13.
Sechelt Nation youth helps B.C. win Indigenous Games – Coast Reporter
Team BC dominated the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) this month, taking the overall title for their effort in 13 different disciplines, and Sechelt Nation youth Tahlaela Marks was among the athletes who made it happen.
Fernie F.C. undefeated in JulyFest tournament – The Free Press
Eighteen players represented Fernie in the JulyFest Soccer Tournament, which took place in Kimberley July 22-23. Over the course of two days, 60 teams played over 150 games on nine different fields. Fernie F.C. was mostly comprised of players from Fernie, although there were four from Calgary who also joined the team upon arrival.
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.
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
Canadian Kadeisha Buchanan named Big 12 female athlete of the year – Sportsnet
Canadian international Kadeisha Buchanan has been named the 2016-17 Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year.
Under-17 World Cup: Canadian PIO drafted in as goalkeeper – Times of India
Canadian goalkeeper Sunny Dhaliwal has been drafted into the Indian squad for the Fifa Under-17 World Cup after he managed to procure an Indian passport.
VIDEO: Inside the 18: Nick Bontis, Vice President of Canada Soccer – Hamilton Pro Soccer
Canada Soccer VP talks Hamilton Soccer & launch of the Canadian Premier League.
National dejection to elation in 100 hours – Hamilton Spectator
Five years ago next week — from Aug. 6 to 9, 2012 — the Canadian women, which only the year before had lost all three games in the World Cup and been outscored 7-1, rebounded to dictate the pace of what most soccer experts consider the greatest women’s game soccer game ever played: the controversial 4-3 loss to the U.S.
REVIEW: 21 Thunder is a fine drama containing soccer, sex and action – Globe & Mail
21 Thunder (starts on CBC, Monday, 9 p.m.) manages to out-manoeuvre all the possible pitfalls by being about soccer and mainly not about big stars and crucial games, but about young players on the cusp of being full-time professionals and potential legends. It’s an excellent melodrama that reaches into the lavishly exotic and coarse world of club soccer and pulls out stories and characters that are believable and compelling.
’21 Thunder’ star draws inspiration from Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair – National Post
As she stepped into the cleats of a seasoned player turned coach for CBC’s new TV series “21 Thunder,” actress Stephanie Bennett looked to Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair for inspiration.
Bringing the Thunder: A look at CBC’s sensational new soccer drama – the11.ca
If the plots seem far-fetched, you haven’t been around Canadian soccer long enough. In the last few years I’ve covered a match-fixing scandal in the Canadian Soccer League and have been to court to follow a former NASL player accused of trafficking drugs. Yes, the show squeezes as much drama out of the plotlines, but the writers are getting their ideas from the real world.
Dalhousie council gives away soccer and baseball fields to private company – CBC
Dalhousie will turn over the town’s soccer and baseball fields to a private company that wants to develop housing for seniors.
Brampton installs four new solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations – Mobile Syrup
The four charging stations are located at the Brampton Soccer Centre. These are the first solar-powered EV charging stations in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, according to the MTO.
Making a pitch for an adult soccer league – Elmira Observer
Don’t let the ‘Y’ in WYSC fool you: the Woolwich Youth Soccer Club is expanding its horizons to include an outlet for adults. The new adult league offers individuals 18 years of age and older the opportunity to get involved in a fun, recreational co-ed program for those of all abilities.
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.
Meet Myer Bevan: 20-year old Kiwi talks about growing up in New Zealand, the U-20 World Cup, and settling in his new city – Whitecaps FC
Officially speaking, it’s now been two months since Whitecaps FC 2 and 20-year-old striker Myer Bevan put pen to paper on a contract with the USL side. Due to international duty for his native New Zealand in this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup, the 6-foot-1 striker had to wait until June 24 for his home debut at UBC Thunderbird stadium.
McKendry sees move from USL to FC Edmonton as a step up the ladder – the11.ca
Ben Fisk and Ben McKendry grew up in the same East Vancouver neighbourhood. They’ve played soccer together since they were kids. They both came up through the youth ranks of the Whitecaps. Now, they’ll be FC Edmonton teammates.
USL Week 18 Midweek Rewind: Kickers grab a point, Monarchs win thriller, and more – SBI
The Richmond Kickers are starting to play the role of spoiler after taking four points against Eastern Conference playoff teams over their last two games.
Fresno lands pro soccer franchise – The Sentinel
The United Soccer League (USL) has awarded a franchise to a Fresno investor group headed by local businessman Ray Beshoff.
Sacramento Republic FC begins construction months ahead of MLS decision – Sacramento Business Journal
The Sacramento Republic FC began groundwork Thursday on its $250 million soccer stadium in the Sacramento Railyards to show the city’s commitment to being home to a Major League Soccer team.
SF Deltas CEO Challenge to Fans: Only You Can Fix This – Medium
“I believe. I believe professional soccer can work in SF. I really do. The picture above is my favorite from this season…our home opener…4,133 fans…in stoppage time…tied 1–1…everybody on their feet, as soccer should be watched. However, we have a problem. We have not seen this level of attendance again this season and we need to find a way to fill Kezar Stadium’s capacity of 10,000.”
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
In Seattle, U.S. women’s soccer team loses to Australia for first time ever – Seattle Times
The U.S. Women’s National Team had never lost to Australia. That changed on Thursday in Seattle.
Brazil, Japan play to 1-1 draw in opening Tournament of Nations match – The Equalizer
Yuka Momiki scored the opening goal in the Tournament of Nations, but a long-distance reply by Camila in the late stages meant Japan and Brazil were left to share the spoils Thursday at CenturyLink Field. Both sides had many more chances to score but some shoddy defending on both sides was rarely exposed in the way of goals.
Women’s EURO group stage: reporters’ picks – UEFA
The Women’s EURO 2017 group stage is over with the 2013 runners-up eliminated, debutants through and plenty of talking points: our reporting team pick their favourite moments.
Euro Day 12: England remain perfect to win Group D, Spain advance despite upset – The Equalizer
It came down to the wire for EURO Group D. As the clock ticked down, England led Portugal, 2-1, and Scotland was well on their way to upsetting Spain, 1-0. Only England’s fate was all but certain, as all it would take was one goal by any of the other three for that team to advance.
Euro 2017: Scotland will go further next time, says Erin Cuthbert – BBC Sport
Scotland will learn from their painful Euro 2017 exit and improve on a debut showing at a major finals, says midfielder Erin Cuthbert.
Kessler delighted to be growing women’s game – UEFA
A UEFA Women’s EURO winner four years ago, former Germany midfielder Nadine Kessler is passionate about improving women’s football across Europe.
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.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Neymar involved in Barcelona training bust-up amid proposed PSG move – ESPN FC
Neymar has been filmed clashing with a Barcelona teammate in training amid growing speculation he is set to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Aside From the Trophy, What Else Can USA Take Away From 2017 Gold Cup? – SI.com
The Americans deserve a celebration, thought it must be brief. The two-game hole they fell into at the start of World Cup qualifying makes this month’s triumph taste a bit sweeter. It also cast a shadow over the tournament.
Pachuca vs América – Liga MX Game of the Week Preview – Futebolcidade
Will he play or not? All of Japan will focus on Pachuca on Saturday as Keisuke Honda could make his debut in Liga MX for his new club. But whether he will play is still in doubt.
Gareth Bale: Real Madrid exit talk ridiculous, says agent Jonathan Barnett – BBC Sport
Speculation linking Gareth Bale with a move away from Real Madrid is “ridiculous” and “stupid”, according to the Wales forward’s agent.
Roma’s president issues ultimatum for long-delayed new stadium – Sportsnet
The American president of the Roma soccer club is running out of patience. If regional authorities don’t approve construction of a long-delayed new stadium for the team, Boston executive James Pallotta says he is prepared to sell the club.
Leonardo Bonucci and the long history of controversial deals between Serie A clubs – The Guardian
Leonardo Bonucci’s move from Juventus to Milan is big news but nothing new. Dino Zoff, Paolo Rossi, Roberto Baggio and Gabriel Batistuta all paved the way.
Rudi Garcia: ‘Surgical’ – Ligue 1
Marseille boss Rudi Garcia was full of praise for hat-trick hero Valère Germain and Bordeaux boss Jocelyn Gourvennec knows a tough return leg awaits after Champions League third qualifying round first-leg wins at home on Thursday.
Everton 1 MFK Ruzomberok 0: Wayne Rooney struggles at centre forward in Europa League qualifier – The Telegraph
There are greater challenges ahead for Everton and Wayne Rooney than MFK Ruzomberok, a Slovakian team that finished third in their domestic league last season; a team with three international caps between the players in its starting XI; a team, indeed, featuring Peter and Jan Maslo beside each other in defence, brothers with a surname that translates into English as butter.
UEFA Europa League wrap: Everton, Milan, Marseille take leads – NBC Sports
Lone Premier League contestants Everton controlled proceedings at home but had trouble finding the finishing touch, while Milan and Marseille got goals from summer signings to nab wins of their own in the first legs of the UEFA Europa League’s third qualifying round on Thursday.
Younes: We have a very bright future – FIFA
This has been no ordinary summer for Amin Younes. The 23-year-old winger usually makes the trip back to Lebanon, the country of his father’s birth, at the end of every season. This year, however, he had to change his plans.
Mexico federation fined again for fans’ goalkeeper chant – ESPN FC
The Mexican football federation (FMF) has been fined and warned by FIFA for the goalkeeper chant carried out by fans in home World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and the United States last month.
Players union FIFPro wants Chinese association to guard players’ rights – Inside World Football
The world players’ union FIFPro wants to create a member association in China amid concerns about overdue payments.
FIFA fines Qatar after players’ political support for Emir – Sportsnet
FIFA has fined Qatar’s soccer federation after national team players breached rules against political statements by displaying T-shirts of the country’s Emir at a World Cup qualifier.
FA prevents Joey Barton from playing in Grenfell Tower charity match – ESPN FC
Joey Barton will not be allowed to play in a charity match to raise funds for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London because of the terms of his ban from football.
Chelsea look to banks to secure £500m loan for stadium rebuild – Inside World Football
Chelsea have opened discussions with banks about loan finance to rebuild their Stamford Bridge stadium. The stadium is estimated to cost £500 million to rebuild, but like Tottenham Hotspur’s rebuild of White Hart Lane, that cost is expected to rise.
Andy Robertson’s journey from Scottish amateur football to Liverpool – SN
Sitting down for his first interview with external media since making a £10 million switch from Hull City, the left-back reveals he could have become “a PE teacher or done something in sports science” if he did not advance from amateur side Queen’s Park having been cut from Celtic.
E-Sports: FIWC Season 3 concludes in Los Angeles – FIFA
On 28 and 29 July, the 32 best gamers from the Americas in Season 3 will be locking horns in Los Angeles, with eight FIWC 2017 Grand Final spots on the line.
The Soccer Power Broker You’ve Never Heard Of – NY Times
Charlie Stillitano wanted to make sure I saw the traditional exchange of gifts between Barcelona and Juventus at halftime during their match at MetLife Stadium here last Saturday, so we left his suite and walked into one nearby. Inside, board members of the two famed European clubs shook hands, exchanged trinkets and smiled for photographs.
International Champions Trophy: How pre-season has become new money-spinner – BBC Sport
The man in charge of the International Champions Cup says the competition represents a new approach to pre-season preparations by Europe’s elite clubs.
Grassroots Soccer: Review your Emergency Action Plan – Soccer America
An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a written set of systems and processes that are followed if a serious health or environmental condition occurs. I wouldn’t expect a club or rec team to have a formal written plan, but there are three things that come to mind that will really help you a lot.
The Fairy Tale and the Nightmare – SI.com
Until its unlikely run last season, scrappy Chapecoense was an afterthought in Brazilian soccer. But what should have been its magical moment turned into a national tragedy, and now the survivors are struggling to carry on.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca