BC Soccer News, Tuesday, May 19, 2015


PHOTO GALLERY: Whitecaps FC 0 Seattle Sounders 2 May 16, 2015BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes

Whitecaps need their magician to start performing The Province
This brings us around to the Vancouver Whitecaps and their artist in residence, Pedro Morales who, at his best, inspires poetry and song. It’s just that 12 games into the team’s MLS schedule, Caps’ supporters have seldom seen the midfield magician who dazzled last year en route to being named the league’s newcomer of the year.

Vancouver Whitecaps: All sound and no fury Vancouver Sun
A 1-1 tie with Edmonton and a 2-0 defeat to the Seattle Sounders probably isn’t enough of a sample size to conclude that things just aren’t working out for the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place this season.

Seattle Sounders spoil Vancouver’s Cascadia partyWhitecaps Fan Blog
If you are a fan of the Vancouver Whitecaps, it was no fun last Saturday watching the Seattle Sounders dominate us on our own pitch. In recent memory we have had a lot of fun with the Seattle Sounders but it was their turn this time.

Jozy Altidore out 4-5 weeksWaking the Red
When Jozy Altidore left the game against the New England Revolution it was pretty clear that he was not going to be back in the lineup for some time.  Given the Americans history of hamstring injuries it seemed likely that he would once again be sidelined for some time with a muscular injury.

Pro Referee MLS assignments – Week 12Professional  Referees Assoc.
Jose Carlos Rivero is scheduled to officiate the Colorado Rapids – Whitecaps FC match Saturday.

LAFC’s Henry Nguyen: Our stadium will be “one of the cathedrals of soccer”MLS
The privately financed $250 million complex on the site of the Los Angeles Sports Arena, next to the Coliseum in Exposition Park, will include a 22,000-seat stadium that the Los Angeles Football Club – its current name, although that could change – will call home when it kicks off in 2018.

LAFC’s stadium deal and what it means for Minnesota, MLS expansionSI.com
Major League Soccer’s expansion timeline came into further focus on Monday as Los Angeles FC announced its plan to construct a stadium on the site of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, which is adjacent to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and about five miles south of downtown.

Don Garber to return to Miami to continue ongoing stadium discussionsSBI
Garber informed reporters on Monday that he is set to return to Miami to continue the ongoing soccer-specific stadium talks that prospective MLS club owner David Beckham is having with the city.

A short but storied history of Miami soccer The New Tropic
As David Beckham and company prepare to bring MLS 2.0 to Miami, we take a look back at the surprisingly long history of the beautiful game in South Florida.



Match Preview vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC FC Edmonton
There will be all to play for on Wednesday evening as FC Edmonton and Vancouver Whitecaps FC meet for the final leg go the Amway Canadian Championship (ACC), May 20 at Clarke Field at 8:00 p.m. The two-leg semifinal currently stands at a 1-1 scoreline, determined on aggregate goals.


PHOTO GALLERY: WFC2 2 OKC Energy FC 2, May 17, 2015BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux

Three things from Sunday’s WFC2 matchWhitecaps FC
This was one of the youngest lineups WFC2 head coach Alan Koch has fielded so far this season.



Cameroon first to arrive in Canada, begins trainingThe Equalizer
The race is on and Cameroon is the first country to arrive in Canada for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Not only have the Lionesses started acclimating themselves to their new surroundings, but coach Enow Ngachu has also setup a string of friendlies against local club teams.

Historic Empire Field gets upgrade ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ – Canada 2015
Vancouver’s Empire Field will have its football (soccer) surface upgraded in the coming weeks ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. The historic site features two training fields that will be used by the national teams in June and July, both of which will meet the FIFA Recommended 2 Star requirements for international competition.


Unbeaten Highlanders all tied up by talented Vancouver United side Times Colonist
After salvaging several wins and ties in the late going of games this season, the Victoria Highlanders were victims of the old switcheroo Sunday at Royal Athletic Park.

Devils earn 14th straight BC berthDelta Optimist
Survive and advance. It’s the theme of the South Delta Sun Devils’ season and it perfectly sums up their unprecedented 14th consecutive trip to the B.C. AAA Girls Soccer Championships.

After nine years, Duncan Christian School back in girls soccer provincialsCowichan Valley Citizen
For the first time in nine years, Duncan Christian School’s girls soccer team is headed to the provincial single-A championships.


Is the World Cup worth it?Washington Post
“Sponsors know that Qatar is a slave state,” said Sharan Burrow of International Trade Union Confederation during a news conference. “This is the richest country in the world and they don’t have to work this way. … Fans don’t want the game to be shamed this way.”

BBC demands explanation for arrest of crew investigating Qatar World Cup  – The Guardian
The BBC is demanding a full explanation from the Qatari authorities after its journalists were detained for two days while investigating the situation of migrant workers before the 2022 World Cup.

Fifa World Cup sponsors urged to speak out over QatarBBC
Fifa sponsors are being asked by a new campaign grouping to speak out about working conditions at the 2022 World Cup building sites in Qatar.

Boca Juniors thrown out of Copa Libertadores after derby chaosCNN
Argentine giant Boca Juniors has been booted out of the Copa Libertadores after its fans sprayed players from Buenos Aires rival River Plate with an irritant substance during the pair’s last-16 tie last week.

Arsenal’s Arsène Wenger: £5bn TV deal has caused Uefa’s climbdown on FFPThe Guardian
Arsène Wenger believes that Uefa has caved in over the robustness of its financial fair play regulations because of pressure from Europe’s top clubs, who have been uneasy about the Premier League’s new £5.14bn TV deal.

Understanding Platini’s proposal to ease the financial fair play rulesESPC FC
What’s this? UEFA President Michel Platini says they’re relaxing financial fair play restrictions? So they’re getting rid of those pesky spending limits?

John Abraham: the Bollywood star making football big in India The Guardian
When you are a model, Bollywood superstar and international sex symbol, it must be difficult to get your kicks. Fortunately for John Abraham, something came along for him last year. Abraham would co-own one of the eight clubs in the inaugural Indian Super League.

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