VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. FC DALLAS
MLS MATCHDAY #14
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN 1 RADIO: TSN 1040 LIVESTREAM: TSN GO
Who Starts for Vancouver Whitecaps When Bernie Ibini and Yordy Reyna Return – Eighty-Six Forever
The Caps could be getting some important players back over the next month. Where do they fit into the bigger picture?
Thank you fans! Whitecaps FC raise over $84,000 in #BuckUp for Mental Health campaign supporting Covenant House Vancouver – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday that the club raised over $84,000 in the fourth annual #BuckUp for Mental Health campaign supporting Covenant House Vancouver.
Sporting Kansas City vs. Montreal Impact: Preview – MLS Multiplex
If you’re looking for star players in MLS, this isn’t the game for you. Because MLS insists on having games during the international break, both teams come into the match short handed.
As RSL teeters on edge of lost season, GM Waibel says it’s time ‘to get a little uncomfortable’ – Salt Lake Tribune
The flurry began early and didn’t stop until the halftime whistle. It was then that Real Salt Lake trudged into the visitor’s locker room at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The scoreline: 5-0, the worst first half by a team in MLS history. And each time RSL was picked apart with ease, each time FC Dallas deposited a shot in the back of the net, each time assignments were blown, Craig Waibel — like every RSL supporter — felt sick.
Yaro return is timely for struggling Union – Soccer America
Last weekend was a significant step forward for Josh Yaro and the Philadephia Union. Sidelined since preseason with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Yaro made his 2017 debut as an injury replacement Saturday against New York City FC.
Timbers v. FC Dallas Match Preview – Portland Mercury
In the midst of an international break, and on the back of their first win in over a month, Portland Timbers are set to square up FC Dallas in a marquee Saturday night showdown at Providence Park.
‘Exceptional’ Nagbe continues to thrive in playmaking role – SBI
Darlington Nagbe has been told by his manager and teammates to be more selfish moving forward for the U.S. Men’s National Team. The Portland Timbers man carries exquisite skill at his feet and it shows with every minute he plays for the red, white and blue.
On loan from Tijuana, Atlanta’s Garza sees MLS surpassing Liga MX soon – ESPN FC
If anybody is well equipped to adjudicate Major League Soccer’s standing in the world, it is Atlanta United defender Greg Garza.
Unpacking the Major League Soccer Business Model – Medium
Major League Soccer has a complicated business model. This is an investigation into how it works. How does MLS make money? Where does the money go? How is it structured so teams compete with each other, but also succeed together? I hope to answer these questions and more.
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, Atlanta United 1, June 3, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Kelowna soccer product commits to Ryerson – Lake Country Calendar
Brooklyn Kostiuk, a Rutland grad and TOFC player, will attend the Toronto-based university .
School soccer program give kids chance to play – Prince George Citizen
The Prince George Youth Soccer Association had an offer School District 57 could not refuse. The idea was to bring a group of minor soccer coaches into the city’s elementary schools and target a group of students in Grades 2-4 to teach them how to play the game.
MS Kick for the Cure makes Sherman Road debut this Saturday – Cowichan Valley Citizen
After coaching the Cowichan 49ers to the Island masters soccer championship and a berth in the provincial semifinals earlier this spring, Kevin James is back to work this Saturday at the MS Kick for the Cure.
Convocation 2017: Cascades celebrate student-athletes’ success – UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley athletic department is pleased to celebrate with a distinguished group of Cascades student-athletes this week, as they walk the stage at UFV convocation.
SFU completes best season in NCAA ranked 15th overall – SFU
Simon Fraser University completed its best season ever in NCAA, finishing 15th out of 306 universities and colleges in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, a competition that measures the overall success of collegiate athletics programs.
SPARTAN ALUM REINOLD TO PLAY FOR GERMANY AT EURO MINIFOOTBALL CHAMPS – TWU
Trinity Western University men’s soccer alum Dominic Reinold (Wesseling, Germany) will represent Germany for the second year in a row on the pitch, as he will suit up for his home country at the European Minifootball Championship in the Czech Republic June 9-17.
BC PROVINCIAL MEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Club Inter 2 Aldergrove United 0, May 14, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.
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.
2017 BC Soccer Adult Provincial Championships – BCSA
The Road to Burnaby continues! Complete brackets and results from the weekend’s games in the BC Provincial Cups.
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
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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
Canada plays big in front of raucous home crowd with 3:1 win in Winnipeg – CSA
Score one for the home side. Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team won 3:1 in their first of two home matches against CONCACAF rivals Costa Rica. Jessie Fleming, Christine Sinclair and Adriana Leon were the goalscorers in the 2017 home victory in Winnipeg.
Fleming lifts Canada in 3-1 win over Costa Rica in women’s soccer friendly – CTV News
Jessie Fleming’s scoring touch is so impressive that it can turn John Herdman, the head coach of Canada’s women’s national team, into just another fan in the crowd.
Fleming sets the tone for Canada in win over Costa Rica – Sportsnet
Although Canada has never lost to Costa Rica, the Central Americans have steadily improved over the years and gave the home side a formidable test in their first action since April.
Despite not hitting the scoresheet, Beckie plays large part in Canada’s win over Costa Rica – the11.ca
Janine Beckie figured in on Canada’s first two goals of its 3-1 win over Costa Rica Thursday night in Winnipeg, though she didn’t end up on the scoresheet.
Canadian soccer legend leaves Winnipeg player ‘on cloud 9’ after giving away cleats – Global
Ava Manshanden still can’t stop smiling after Canadian soccer great Christine Sinclair took off her own cleats and handed them to the 10-year-old after Thursday’s game.
Canada forward Huitema has a bright future ahead of her – Sportsnet
Life for Jordyn Huitema is a little surreal these days. The 16-year-old gets to put on the Canadian women’s soccer team jersey, surrounded by players she once idolized, and to cap it off, she doesn’t look out of place.
Octavio Zambrano says Canada have talent to qualify for a World Cup – MLS
Octavio Zambrano is still fairly new to his post as head coach of Canada’s national team, but he likes what he has seen so far from his player pool.
Kenora soccer star Aiden Taylor headed to University of Saskatchewan in fall of 2017 – Kenora Daily Miner
A looming choice is lurking on the horizon for Aiden Taylor when it comes to the future direction of his soccer career.
KW United Continues Their Winning Ways Against Derby City Rovers – Northern Starting XI
KW United played their sixth game of the season and picked up their fifth win to extend their winning streak on Wednesday. Aside from their opening game against the Michigan Bucks, KW United have been rock-solid this season. The game was a bit slower than some of the previous games United have played, with less pressure on either end; both teams playing conservatively and focusing on play in the middle of the pitch.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
PHOENIX RISING FC vs. WFC2
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017, 6:30 PM
SCOTTSDALE STADIUM, SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Whitecaps FC 2 fly to Phoenix to face Drogba and Rising FC – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 are looking for their second consecutive win when the head to the desert to take on Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday night. The Blue and White are coming off a road win at the expense of Cascadia rival Portland Timbers 2. Marco Bustos netted the only goal of the match on a penalty kick early in the second half to give the ‘Caps their second road win of the season.
NASL Week 11: Look Ahead – SBI
The past week was busy for the NASL, as the New York Cosmos squared off against FC Edmonton in midweek play and a Jacksonville Armada regular feature prominently in international action.
Savarese Slams Cosmos’ Front Office – Empire of Soccer
“I think we are our worst enemies,” Savarese said. “I’m not going to fault a referee that, yes, in the past made us lose games. I don’t even want to go back to mistakes that he made in the past. Today we lost the game. and we lost from the front office. Showing freakin’ videos on top … and showing that to the referee to make a decision. That’s a front office lack of professionalism.”
United Soccer League hopes to have Baltimore franchise, stadium site approved by end of year, official says – Baltimore Sun
USL president Jake Edwards told The Baltimore Sun that the second-tier professional league hopes to have the city’s prospective ownership group finalized by August and the construction plan for a new venue in place by 2018, with the team’s launch targeted for the 2020 season.
MLS and USL: A 21st Century Odd Couple – RSL Soapbox
The end of the 2012 season left both Major League Soccer and United Soccer League with distinct and immediate issues that were widely perceived to be hampering the growth of both professional soccer leagues. MLS with 19 total clubs was seeking to accelerate the rate of expansion, both in number of teams and in roster size, and yet was failing miserably at coming up with a feasible way to develop young North American talent and provide playing time for the bottom portions of those expanding rosters.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
USWNT gets Rose of a win over Sweden – The Equalizer
Rose Lavelle scored her 2nd international goal on Thursday to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Sweden at Gamla Ullevi in Goteborg. The win was the first against former coach Pia Sundhage who left to take over her native Sweden in 2013.
Steph Cox hired as assistant coach for Seattle Reign FC – Excelle Sports
Former Seattle Reign FC and U.S. women’s national team defender Steph Cox has been hired by the Reign FC as an assistant coach, the team announced on Thursday.
Women’s Super League: Everton Ladies chosen for vacant spot in WSL 1 – BBC Sport
Everton Ladies are set to rejoin the top tier of the Women’s Super League in 2017-18, after the Football Association named them as their preferred bidder to replace Notts County Ladies in WSL 1.
England Women have fate of future generations in their hands – Alex Scott – Sport.co.uk
Alex Scott has warned that England Women have the fate of future generations in their hands as the Lionesses prepare for their Euro 2017 mission.
England Women capable of being world’s best team, says Mark Sampson – The Guardian
Mark Sampson says he believes “the most together team will be the last to go home” as England Women begin a month‑long training camp before the European Championship this summer. With hopes high after England’s third-place finish at the 2015 World Cup in Canada, Sampson says players and staff are focused on being “the best on the planet” and have not discussed any outcome other than winning the trophy.
Mili responds to messages of support from U.S. Women’s Soccer stars – WOWT
After messages of support from some of soccer’s biggest stars, Mili Hernandez and her team delivered a special video message of their own. Less than a week ago, Mili Hernandez and her team were disqualified from a girls soccer tournament in Springfield, Nebraska.
Women’s club game internationalises but CIES warns smaller clubs need protection – Inside World Football
The CIES Football Observatory have taken a step away from their number crunching analysis of the Big 5 men’s leagues in Europe to examine the composition of playing squads in the four most developed women’s league in Europe (Germany, Sweden, France and England), as well as the Women’s National Soccer League in the United States.
Hijab no obstacle for ladies football – Irish Examiner
Mansoreh Abolhassani, who moved to Belfast in 2011 and took up ladies football two years ago, is the subject of a two-part series on BBC Two Northern Ireland titled Níos Mó Ná Cluiche (More Than a Game) which airs on Sunday.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
CONCACAF WCQ Rewind: Mexico eases past Honduras, Costa Rica shares points with Panama – SBI
Mexico remains on cruise control heading into Sunday’s match with the U.S. Men’s National team. El Tri continued the team’s unbeaten run in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying by easing past Honduras, 3-0, on Thursday evening. In preparation to face the rival USMNT at the Estadio Azteca on Sunday night, Juan Carlos Osorio’s side were looking for a positive result to stay on top of the group.
US ready to face the Azteca: “These are the games that you remember” – MLS
When it comes to home-field advantage, Mexico just might have it best. Mexico play their home games at Estadio Azteca, the vaunted, imposing venue that’s long spelled doom for many a CONCACAF foe. Located in the neighborhood of Santa Úrsula in Mexico City, Azteca is more a stronghold than a stadium because of its brawny architecture and size, big enough to hold more than 100,000 fans.
France battle Sweden in crunch clash – Ligue 1
Les Bleus will be looking to firm their grip on top spot in World Cup qualifying Group A as they do battle with nearest rivals Sweden in Stockholm on Friday night.
What to watch for in Saturday’s European Qualifiers – UEFA
Scotland and England play for higher stakes even than usual while Robert Lewandowski eyes a record as well as another Poland win and Joachim Löw wants a “hungry” Germany against San Marino.
Schalke fires Markus Weinzierl as coach, appoints Tedesco – Sportsnet
Schalke fired Markus Weinzierl as coach after only one season and appointed Domenico Tedesco in his place on Friday.
Ibrahimovic released by Man Utd – SN
The Premier League have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been released by Manchester United.
Argentina beats Brazil in friendly before 95,000 fans – Sportsnet
Argentina gave new coach Jorge Sampaoli a winning debut on Friday, defeating Brazil 1-0 before 95,569 spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a friendly.
England, Venezuela advance to Under-20 World Cup final – Toronto Star
England and Venezuela are in the tournament’s final, which will take place in Suwon on Sunday.
FIFA won’t punish Saudi Arabia after apology for declining minute’s silence – ESPN FC
The Saudi football federation said in a statement it “deeply regrets and unreservedly apologises for any offense caused,” after players appeared to ignore the stadium announcer’s call for a minute’s silence to honour the eight victims of the attack, including two Australians.
Indian Football: ISL gets recognition from AFC and FIFA – SN
The Indian Super League (ISL) has been given a shot in the arm as the winner of the competition would now get an opportunity to compete in the AFC Cup.
FIFA’s Confederations Cup has uncertain future after Russia – Sportsnet
FIFA’s eight-nation World Cup rehearsal for the host country, World Cup title-holder and six continental champions is not sure to survive for another edition.
US corruption probe closes in Swiss bank Julius Baer, Swiss open banker case – Inside World Football
Executives of Swiss bank Julius Baer have told US prosecutors that a former employee acted alone when he allegedly helped funnel kickbacks and bribery payments to a soccer official in the Americas, according to Reuters.
FIFA publishes landmark Human Rights Policy – FIFA
Following adoption by the FIFA Council in May 2017, FIFA has published a new, landmark Human Rights Policy. The document embodies article 3 of the FIFA Statutes, according to which “FIFA is committed to respecting all internationally recognised human rights and shall strive to promote the protection of these rights.” It further specifies and strengthens FIFA’s human rights commitment and will serve as guidance for FIFA’s human rights work.
The forgotten story of … how the white ball was dismissed as an unwanted fad – The Guardian
The white ball was widely disliked during trials in 1927 and one manufacturer declared it ‘practically impossible to make’. It would take another 24 years for the Football League to give it the go-ahead