BC Soccer News, Weekend, May 18-21



SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018, 1:00 PM PT


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 (Editor’s Note: We hope everyone enjoys a safe and fun Victoria Day weekend. We’ll be back on Tuesday with our next news update!)

Episode 268 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Quaking In Our Boots – San Jose and Dallas Review/Preview show) AFTN
It’s the guys first Review/Preview show of the season and for once they don’t just get to look ahead all joyfully at the weekend’s action to come. Now they have to suffer the pain of the Sunday crew and pick over a disappointing display by the ‘Caps.

‘Caps head into Texas heat to face FC Dallas on SaturdayWhitecaps FC
Busy week continues: This will be Vancouver’s third match in the span of eight days, which combined with the travel and expected heat in Frisco, Texas could result in some squad rotation. Carl Robinson said on Wednesday there will certainly be some “freshness” in the lineup, but added that he likely won’t be making “eight or nine changes.”

FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2018 MLS Match PreviewMLS
After back-to-back 2-2 draws at BC Place, including one against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, Vancouver Whitecaps FC head to Toyota Park hoping for their third road win of the season, but FC Dallas are unbeaten in six games in Frisco this season following a 3-2 win over the LA Galaxy last Saturday.

Whitecaps Game Day: Can Caps recapture magic of 2017 in Dallas?Edmonton Journal
The Vancouver Whitecaps hit the road — again — for their third game in nine days when they travel to Texas to take on FC Dallas on Saturday. A pair of 2-2 ties with Houston and San Jose allowed them to pick up a couple points, but natives are getting restless as the Caps still have just one win in seven games.

Whitecaps’ home form and record simply not good enoughSportsnet
Every Friday, Sportsnet.ca will chat with Sportsnet 650 radio commentator Dan Riccio about the big stories and issues surrounding the Vancouver Whitecaps.

FC Dallas aims to continue fast start vs. VancouverFox Sports
For the first time in two months, FC Dallas will have to make a change to its back line when it squares off against the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday at Toyota Stadium.

FC Dallas is trying to be someone its notBig D Soccer
FC Dallas rolled out the red carpet last Saturday. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy coming to town, this was their big moment to capitalize on the game by making it a spectacle. They busted tail to get the south end seating section completed, allowing them to sell an extra four thousand tickets. Harrison Barnes was brought in to do the scarfing of Lamar Hunt’s statue as well as rolling out new tee-shirts in the pro shops.

Adios, Mauro: Whitecaps fan favourite heading homeThe Province
Seven minutes into Wednesday night’s game with the San Jose Earthquakes, Mauro Rosales’s face flashed on the big screen at B.C. Place Stadium, and fans around the stadium popped to their feet to salute him with cheers and applause. From his native Argentina to Holland, Texas, Seattle and Vancouver, he’s seen the world through soccer pitches. And now he’s going home.

Friday MLS match preview: Orlando City at Toronto FCMetro
It will be Sacha Kljestan’s first appearance at BMO Field since last fall’s tunnel melee in the post-season, when he played for the New York Red Bulls.

Things could be worse for Toronto FC, but not much worseToronto Sun
Toronto FC enters Week 10 sitting 10 points outside the playoff picture and six wins behind Atlanta United, the current Supporters’ Shield leaders.

Revolution try to slow down CrewFox Sports
The New England Revolution will have their hands full trying to contain one of the top scorers while looking to beat one of the best goalkeepers in MLS.

Sounders F Bruin out due to foot injuryGwinnett
Forward Will Bruin is sidelined due to a partial plantar fascia tear, coach Brian Schmetzer announced Thursday at practice.

MLS referees Geiger, Marrufo prepared for VAR’s introduction at World CupSBI
VAR is set to make its World Cup debut this summer, but it has been the source of contention the world round since its introduction. Many have doubted its usefulness at every turn, weighing each and every pro and con any time a referee elects to use video review. Those concerns, though, are not shared by those who will be using the technology in Russia next month.

Players just glad for a place to play when Impact debuted 25 years ago.Squamish Chief
When the Montreal Impact debuted 25 years ago, no one was sure what to make of the club or the American Professional Soccer League they were playing in.

Whitecaps FC launch fifth annual #BuckUp for Mental Health fundraising campaignWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have launched the club’s fifth annual #BuckUp for Mental Health fundraising campaign in support of Covenant House Vancouver.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 2, San Jose Earthquakes 2, May 17, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
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Clanachan: Victoria group still needs to be vettedthe11.ca
Could the CanPL be coming to Vancouver Island? After Thursday’s launch of the new Cavalry FC at Calgary’s Spruce Meadows facility, I had the chance to ask Canadian Premier League commissioner David Clanachan if Victoria is indeed on the radar of the nascent league, which is set to kick off in 2019.

Highlanders say they can co-exist with new Victoria pro teamTimes Colonist
The amateur Highlanders say they can see themselves co-existing with a franchise in the professional Canadian Premier League, if one comes to Victoria next year in the inaugural CPL season.

Rovers’ Regan thrilled to play in summer leagueBurnaby Now
It’s a new game for a new team. The TSS Rovers women’s soccer team may be a new entity, but they pack a whole lot of experience.

Centennial’s Centaurs edge South Delta’s Sun Devils in a marathon battle for Fraser Valley AAA soccer titleVarsity Letters
All season long, it was impossible to ignore the upward trajectory of Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and Tsawwassen’s South Delta Sun Devils.

Bears upset Owls to win valley soccer titleKelowna Capital News
Mt. Boucherie wins 3A championship and will represent the Okanagan at provincials.

Brown name long synonymous for Thunder in Buckskin soccerChemainus Valley Courier
Mark Brown Sr. used to play in the Cowichan Buckskin soccer tournament. That’s how long he’s been around. The tournament marked its 50th anniversary Mother’s Day weekend and Brown Sr. is turning 60 in September. He was a star during his heyday for the then-Kuper Island men’s squad that entered the event on a regular basis.

New VIU soccer coach takes over national-championship-winning teamNanaimo Bulletin
In one way, it’s the good situation for a new coach, in another way, it’s a tough act to follow.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Women’s A Cup: Surrey United 2, NSGSC Renegades 0 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
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PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.

TSS Rovers release Season Tickets for the 2018 season TSS Rovers
A great summer of soccer is in store at Swangard Stadium with the PDL & WPSL TSS Rovers. Season yickets are only $70.

Victoria Highlanders FC 2018 Season Tickets now on saleVictoria Highlanders
Spend your summer with the PDL Highlanders at Centennial Stadium for only $75.

Canada’s College ID Camps set for Shawnigan Lake & Kingston, OntarioCanada College ID Camps
Our purpose is to provide a space where players grade 9-12 can connect with college coaches from all levels in Canada and the USA. We hope to assist in the promotion of youth players into environments which will challenge them academically and athletically after high school.

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!

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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Cavalry Football Club Joins Canadian Premier League Canadian Premier League
The Canadian Premier League (CPL) confirmed today that Cavalry FC, based in Calgary, will be one of the founding clubs to play in the highly-anticipated professional men’s soccer league set to debut in Spring 2019.

Calgary’s Canadian Premier League soccer team unveiled as Cavalry FCGlobal
Cavalry FC will be Calgary’s team in the Canadian Premier League next year.

‘Cavalry FC’ the Canadian Premier League team in CalgaryNational Post
Sixteen years ago, Tommy Wheeldon Jr. arrived in Canada to play professional soccer for the Calgary Storm.

Cavalry FC: “An unlikely sport in an unlikely place”the11.ca
We have seen some interesting shared venues in the past. Football lines on soccer pitches. Soccer played in baseball stadium. But, located just outside of Calgary’s city limits, Cavalry FC takes the cake (or is the the caviar?) when it comes to shared stadiums. Cavalry FC will kick off the 2019 Canadian Premier League season at Spruce Meadows, Canada’s premier show-jumping facility.

Canada coach John Herdman to oversee young side at prestigious Toulon tournament Coast Reporter
Canada soccer coach John Herdman will get a firsthand look at the future of the men’s program later this month when he and assistant coach Mauro Biello take charge of a young Canadian side at the Festival International Espoirs in France.

Canada Soccer brings together talented youth for international tournamentCSA
Canada Soccer has brought together a promising group of 20 young players for the upcoming Festival International Espoirs Provence from 26 May to 9 June in France. The squad will face a series of tough opponents as the players continue their international development towards contributing to the future success of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team.

FC London men building reputation for late-game magicLeader Post
If you go watch the FC London men’s home opener Friday, you should plan to stay right until the end. That’s when their soccer magic happens.

Haines Junction soccer teams grab medals at Yellowknife tournamentYukon News
The boys Grade 7 St. Elias Eagles soccer team had some company on their annual trip to the Super Soccer Northwest Territories School Championships in Yellowknife.

Montreal sports tech firm sets up shop in KitchenerGlobal
A Montreal-based sports analytics company has opened shop in downtown Kitchener and the company says it’s hoping to take advantage of the highly-skilled talent pool in the tech sector. Sportlogiq is now turning its attention to soccer. It raised $5 million and has agreements with clubs in the MLS, Premier League and across Europe.

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Match Preview: Toronto FC II vs. Charlotte IndependenceToronto FC
Toronto FC II will play the Charlotte Independence in Charlotte after the match was moved south due to the field conditions at BMO Field. To get you set here is everything you need to know ahead of kickoff.

Rowdies Announce Collins As Head CoachUSL
Following an 18-year playing career Neill Collins has taken over as head coach of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the club announced Friday.

It’s official: Madison pro soccer team will join USL Division III league as founding member in 2019Wisconsin State Journal
USL Division III executive Steven Short describes the projected fan base for his nascent pro soccer league as millenials living in a city’s downtown core.


NWSL Preview: Three Aussies in clash to shape play-off raceFFA
There are two all-Aussie clashes in another exciting weekend of National Women’s Soccer League action in the US.

Emily Menges returning to backline at critical moment for Portland Thorns defenseOregonian
Portland Thorns veteran Emily Menges was a fixture on the backline during her first four seasons in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Rachel Hill pleased to help Orlando Pride build momentum ahead of North Carolina match Pro Soccer USA
It was just a matter of time before Rachel Hill scored her first goal of the season for the Orlando Pride.

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European soccer weekend: What to watch in main competitionsNational Post
There are cup finals in England and Germany, while the final rounds are played in the leagues in France, Italy and Spain where the titles have already been settled.

Manuel Neuer back in Bayern squad for German Cup finalSportsnet
Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been included in Bayern Munich’s squad for the German Cup final on Saturday, boosting hopes he will be fit enough for the World Cup.

FA Cup final a heavyweight showdown between Chelsea, Man UnitedSportsnet
Saturday will feature a great heavyweight tilt (No, I’m not talking about the Queen and her new in-laws at the bar) between Manchester United and Chelsea. Both teams want to win this one bad.

Season finale is a real final for OL and NiceLigue 1
Olympique Lyonnais will attempt to secure Champions League football on the final day, while Nice will be attempting to put the seal on a Europa League spot at Groupama Stadium.

Liga MX final sees Santos Laguna don giant-killer costume once more against TolucaESPN
The crowd failed to notice for more than a moment. Awash in ecstasy over Julio Furch’s late winner, most fans were oblivious to the fact the lights had gone out in the north tower of the Estadio Corona.

QPR appoint Steve McClaren as new manager on two-year contractThe Guardian
Queens Park Rangers have appointed Steve McClaren as the club’s new manager, replacing Ian Holloway who departed after the club finished 16th in the Championship.

Platini admits FIFA schemed to keep France, Brazil apart in 1998 World CupNBC Sports
Just when you thought FIFA couldn’t go any lower, disgraced former FIFA vice president (and France National Team legend) Michel Platini dropped a bombshell on Friday.

Newcastle took ‘financial gamble’ with highest-ever EFL wage bill in 2016-17 seasonBBC Sport
Newcastle admit they took a “financial gamble” to win promotion back to the Premier League, with their wage bill in the 2016-17 season the highest in Football League history.

Roy O’Donovan handed 10-game ban for A-League grand final assaultThe Guardian
Roy O’Donovan has been slugged with a 10-match ban for his A-League grand-final kung-fu kick on Lawrence Thomas.

Task Force ruling on Morocco 2026 eligibility expected end MayInside World Football
Morocco’s attempt to wrest the 2026 World Cup away from the North American favourites reaches its most decisive point to date on May 29 when FIFA’s evaluation Task Force delivers its verdict on whether the north Africans have met the criteria and can be on the ballot paper in Moscow.

2018 FIFA World Cup – Group B PreviewFutbolgrad
Several World Cup teams have now announced their preliminary World Cup squads, and with the tournament kicking off in less than a month it is time to look ahead to the group stage of the tournament. Up next is our World Cup Group B preview.

Russia redux: World Cup brings Putin a long-awaited chance to show a softer side – Yahoo Sports
The World Cup is no small thing for the newly “re-elected” Putin. He’s basically a king politically, despite grumbles from the plebes, and he’s wildly rich. We all hope there is no imminent war to win, so this gathering is a way to score points in the so-called “hot peace.”

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