BC Soccer News, Weekend, October 6-9, 2017



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017, 2:00 PM

Playoff-bound ‘Caps look to keep rolling Saturday at Red Bull ArenaWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (15W-10L-6D) have secured their berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs, but the job is not done yet. As Carl Robinson said, there’s still “lots to play for” on Saturday when the ‘Caps visit New York Red Bulls (12W-12L-7D) at Red Bull Arena.

New York Red Bulls vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | 2017 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Two teams moving in opposite directions in the standings will meet on Saturday at Red Bull Arena as part of the shortened Week 31 slate, as slumping New York will host streaking Vancouver in a match thick with playoff implications in both conferences.

Caps lean on bench strength Saturday to complete ‘Mission Passi-Bull’The Province
Dem’s the breaks. The international breaks, that is. When the Vancouver Whitecaps and New York Red Bulls clash Saturday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., both Major League Soccer sides will be missing key players to international duties.

2017 International Call-Ups: MLS players on national team dutyMLS
Team-by-team look at players who are away with their national teams this weekend.

FIFA’s intercontinental playoff dates could be a challenge for MLS’ playoffs Four Four Two
Internationals involved in November’s World Cup qualifying playoffs could be caught between club and country.

TFC’s Drew Moor: ‘I want to play until my legs fall off’Sportsnet
Drew Moor’s heart is in the right place – figuratively and literally.

Revolution reportedly interview former Argentina National Team coach The Bent Musket
The New England Revolution have interviewed former Argentina manager Daniel Passarella for their head coaching position, according to agent Matias Lipman.

NYCFC Talking Willets Point Stadium, but Hurdles RemainEmpire of Soccer
New York City FC remain in discussions with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and city officials about building a stadium at Willets Point, Katz told Empire of Soccer on Wednesday.

Major League Soccer issues ban for unacceptable fan conductMLS
Following an incident involving a spectator and a referee in Atlanta United’s match against Minnesota United on Wednesday, Major League Soccer has issued the following statement.

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Garrett Peters hat trick sparks Saskatoon into group lead at Challenge Trophy finalsCSA
All 10 teams in the men’s Challenge Trophy finals play four group matches in five days from Wednesday to Sunday in Surrey, British Columbia. All 10 teams will play in crossover ranking matches on Monday, including the gold-medal match featuring the two group winners.

Club Inter off to winning start at 2017 Challenge TrophyAFTN
The 2017 Challenge Trophy, Canada’s Nationals for amateur teams, kicked off at Newton Athletic Park in Surrey on Wednesday with British Columbia’s representatives, VMLS side Club Inter, getting off to a winning start and putting themselves in pole position to make Monday’s final.

Edmonton Victoria and Holy Cross clinch medals at Jubilee Trophy finalsCSA
Edmonton Victoria SC and Holy Cross SC will both win medals at the 2017 Toyota National Championships Jubilee Trophy finals. Both teams clinched their spots in the medal group after back-to-back wins to finish first place in their respective groups on 5 October in Surrey, British Columbia.

VISL – Upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend Game Listings – Division 1 BC Soccer Web
The weekend is fast approaching, and with that is another weekend of Division 1 local Island Soccer.

MSOC: T-Birds rout Vikes in Thanksgiving weekend kick-off gameUVic
It was all UBC Thunderbirds all the time in their 5-0 win over the host UVic Vikes men’s soccer team on Oct. 5 at Centennial Stadium.

MSOC: Camara scores twice to pace Clan to 3-1 victorySFU
Mamadi Camara scored twice to lead the No. 22 ranked Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team to a 3-1 win over Northwest Nazarene University Crusaders.

WSOC: Pringle silenced and Clan 3-game win streak snapped SFU
Red-hot SFU forward Emma Pringle, who had scored seven goals during the three-game win streak and was named NCAA national player of the week, was held off the scoresheet.

WSOC: PREVIEW: Top spot in the conference on the line when Vikes and T-Birds collideUVic
The two teams currently tied for first place in the Canada West conference of women’s soccer are set on a collision course for this weekend when the UVic Vikes travel to Vancouver to take on the UBC T-Birds.

MSOC: Thunderbirds’ offence explodes in rout of VikesUBC
It was all UBC Thunderbirds all the time in their 5-0 win over the host UVic Vikes men’s soccer team on Oct. 5 at Centennial Stadium.

Jesse Symons loving life in the “great motivating” environment of UBCAFTN
When Jesse Symons came into the UBC Thunderbirds women’s program in May 2016, he had a tough act to follow. How do you follow up winning a CIS national championship on home turf? The answer was take your team to another championship game in your first season in charge.

UBC’s Jasmin Dhanda: Scoring goals, honouring tradition and coming full circle in blue and goldVarsity Letters
Jasmin Dhanda never knew, in the moment, what was happening. It was five years ago and she was the impressionable UBC rookie, the one just happy to be soaking up the experience of playing alongside senior Janine Frazao, the program’s all-time scoring leader.

Canada West rivals, WolfPack and Heat renew acquaintancesKelowna Capital News
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack and the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat have had a long rivalry in a number of sports.

WolfPack Women’s Soccer Settles For Draw At UBCOTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack got some top defensive play as they settled for a 1-1 draw with the host University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat Thursday night (Oct 5) at Nonis Field.

Marine Harvest Riptide Scholarship Planning SeminarBC Soccer Web
The Marine Harvest Riptide soccer program is pleased to welcome Erin McNulty and Stuart Neely, who will discuss the scholarship planning process with players and parents, Saturday, Oct. 14 at North Island College.

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
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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
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, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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!

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.

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Contenders begin to emerge on day two of 2017 Toyota National ChampionshipsCSA
With the completion of match day two of the 2017 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships, all teams have now played their first game of the competition. Contenders began to distance themselves from the pack while some women’s teams have now guaranteed themselves a medal.

Coach Octavio Zambrano says there is much more Canadian soccer talent out thereMetro
Octavio Zambrano looks across Canada and wonders about the soccer talent that has fallen through the cracks. Zambrano, head coach of the Canadian men’s national team program, says it’s his mission to find it.

Scott Arfield making his mark with CanadaDurham Region
Canadian international Scott Arfield wears his heart on his sleeve — and his back.
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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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017, 6:00 PM

Preview: Measuring stick ahead for Whitecaps FC 2Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 will face a late season measuring stick on Saturday when they travel to Rio Tinto Stadium and take on USL leading Real Monarchs SLC. WFC2 are coming off a loss to Cascadia rival Timbers 2 at McLeod Athletic Park and are hoping for a strong finish to cap off the 2017 season with an upset against the league’s best team.

Disappointed Fury president turns attention to 2018 as USL season winds downOttawa Citizen
Ottawa Fury FC president John Pugh sets the bar high, and he is not happy with the way the 2017 United Soccer League season has gone.

Even Fury keeper, who has literally seen it all, struggles to explain what went wrongOttawa Citizen
Already with a franchise-record streak of 34 consecutive starts and counting, there’s no disputing that Callum Irving has had the best view of anyone as to everything that has gone right, and wrong, this season for the Ottawa Fury FC.

Key Edmonton trip awaits Armada in NASL stretch runJacksonville.com
The Jacksonville Armada is heading away from the First Coast when it matters most.

Controlling Destiny, OCB Focused on VictoryUSL
Sitting seventh in the USL Eastern Conference, Orlando City B is in the box seat to seal a place in the USL Cup Playoffs.

NASL Fall Season Week 11: What to Watch For Empire of Soccer
The San Francisco Deltas (4-1-5, 17 Fall; 11-5-10, 43 Combined) prevented Miami (7-2-2, 23 Fall; 18-4-5, 59 Combined) from clinching the top overall seed in the postseason with a hard-fought draw on Wednesday night to kick off Week 11 of the Fall Season. Miami claiming the coveted top seed still feels like an inevitably at this point, as does it taking home the Fall Season title.

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NWSL Playoff Semifinal PreviewMLS Multiplex
Two spots up for grabs in the NWSL Final, Who grabs them?

2017 NWSL Playoffs Preview: Pride vs Thorns Prost Amerika
In the first semifinal match of the 2017 NWSL playoffs, the Orlando Pride will face the Portland Thorns for the third time this season.

Emergence of super teams foreshadows NWSL’s top-heavy futureFour Four Two
As talent starts to consolidate, can the rest of the league keep up?

NCAA Preview Week 8: Important conference testsThe Equalizer
This week is the eighth of the 2017 women’s college soccer schedule. In just three short weeks some programs’ regular season slates will be a wrap, and we’ll be entering conference tournament time. Here’s a look at a few games that could impact those regular season conference standings.

England women: FA advertising for a new head coach who can ‘win 2023 World Cup’BBC Sport
England women’s new manager will be tasked with “winning the World Cup in 2023” and must be willing to “undergo background screening”, according to the Football Association’s job advert.

Cork set for ‘huge’ semi-final showdown with Wexford Irish WNL
Cork City WFC manager Frank Kelleher has hailed his side’s Continental Tyres Women’s FAI Cup semi-final tie against Wexford Youths as a ‘huge day’ for the club.

Women’s Football experts join FIFA in developing new pilot projectsFIFA
From 2 to 3 October, the FIFA Women’s Football Division hosted a workshop with nine leading women’s football experts from around the world. The aim of the intensive two-day workshop was to build and finalise a technical framework for two pilot development projects that the Women’s Football Division, together with the Technical Development Division, have been working on.

‘It’s not realistic’: Could a woman ever be elected US Soccer president?The Guardian
According to Julie Foudy, a former captain of the US women’s national team and an analyst with broadcaster ESPN, the lack of gender diversity at the top of the US Soccer Federation is emblematic of the management of the sport and a situation that that won’t change within the current culture and structure of the organization.

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Bob Lenarduzzi: Dutch need help to qualify for 2018 World CupThe Province
The Netherlands is in serious danger of missing out on the World Cup, heading into their final two group games. In theory their destiny is still in their own hands, but they could really use some help from another country. Unfortunately that country is Luxembourg.

England reach the World Cup again – can they do better this time?The Guardian
England have qualified for the tournament in Russia and are so far unbeaten in their group but that does not guarantee they will have a successful tournament. Here we chart how they have got on after winning in 1966

Germany seals World Cup place with victory in BelfastSportsnet
Defending champion Germany booked its place at next year’s World Cup and stayed perfect in qualifying by beating Northern Ireland 3-1 on Thursday.

Scotland boost play-off hopes after own goal sinks 10-man SlovakiaThe Guardian
The level of euphoria that greeted Scotland’s late winner almost disguised the significant task still to come. It would, though, have been churlish to deny their management, players and supporters their epic celebration. They were perfectly entitled to cherish these delirious moments.

USMNT prepared for do-or-die situation in cycle-defining match against Panama SBI
The U.S. Men’s National Team understands what Friday’s game means. Various players reiterated the same message all week. The match against Panama isn’t just any other game on the road to World Cup qualifying. It’s a do-or-die test, one which could push the U.S. one step closer to Russia or one step closer towards something much, much worse.

USA Equipped to Handle a Missed World Cup, But Ramifications Would Still Be SeismicSI.com
The last time the United States failed to qualify for a World Cup, men’s or women’s, I wasn’t even paying attention. You probably weren’t, either. The day of infamy was May 31, 1985. I was 11 years old. The U.S. men lost 1-0 to Costa Rica on a crappy field at El Camino Community College in Torrance, Calif., eliminating the Americans from the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Chile defeats Ecuador, Peru holds Argentina, and moreSBI
Following disappointing defeats to Paraguay and Bolivia in their last two qualifiers, Chile bounced back in strong fashion by edging Ecuador, 2-1, in Santiago.

Neymar: Brazil had to cope with ‘inhuman’ conditions against BoliviaESPN FC
Brazil star Neymar has said his team had to play in “inhuman” conditions during their 0-0 draw with Bolivia in high-altitude La Paz on Thursday.

Iniesta signs new ‘lifetime’ Barcelona contract to end speculation surrounding his futureSN
Andres Iniesta has brought an end to the speculation surrounding his future by signing a new contract at Barcelona.

India’s under-17s kick off first ever football World Cup match The Guardian
Indian football will make history on Friday when its under-17 team lines up against the US in the country’s first football World Cup match.

Heynckes is back: why it’s good news for Bayern UEFA
A two-time UEFA Champions League-winning coach, Jupp Heynckes has returned for a fourth spell in charge at Bayern.

Newcastle loses court appeal as tax fraud investigation into player wages ramps up Inside World Football
Newcastle United have lost the first legal round of the case against brought against them by the UK tax authorities. A court has ruled that the dawn raids on the club’s office on April 26 were legally authorised and that there are grounds to suspect the club has “systematically abused” the tax system.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: ‘Increasing risk’ to tournament says new reportBBC Sport
There is “an increasing political risk that Qatar may not host the World Cup in 2022”, according to a confidential report examining the risks surrounding the project.

Startup company Socceroof aims to grow the beautiful game in NYCNBC Sports
Socceroof’s unique blueprint features a number of small-sided soccer fields located on building rooftops, with the first project set to launch in Brooklyn in November or December of this year.

Non-League Day: Football uniting communities to man’s best friendBBC Sport
Football managers going the extra mile, dogs watching from the sidelines and communities uniting are all part of the eclectic tapestry that makes up Non-League Day 2017.

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