B.C. Soccer News, Tuesday, May 5, 2015


A vote for Pedro is a vote for….? Soccer Shorts
This time last year Morales was everybody’s favourite Whitecap; fizzing passes across the turf at BC Place and bringing a level of artistry and vision that stood well apart from everything else that had been seen for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Whitecaps goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi tabbed for Edmonton startVancouver Sun
Paolo Tornaghi has been a Vancouver Whitecap for 14-plus months, but his stat line on the Vancouver Whitecaps web page makes you think that any training field sightings are simply an apparition.

In Appreciation of Kendall WastonEighty-Six Forever
Kendall Waston has become an elite centre-back in Major League Soccer and it’s about time we recognized that.

Whitecaps’ coach Robinson wants to see ‘physical, calm’ game from Christian DeanMetro News
Dean, taken third overall in the 2014 SuperDraft, has received playing time with the USL club, and the U.S. U-23 squad, but has yet to see a single minute of MLS competition this year.

Archives: Vancouver Whitecaps play first gameVancouver Courier
This day in Vancouver history: May 5, 1974, The Vancouver Whitecaps played their first match in the original NASL.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Pre-Residency expands into full-time school programWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday that the club’s Pre-Residency program has expanded into a full-time school program, joining the U-18 and U-16 Residency teams at Burnaby Central Secondary School. The club also announced that Bart Choufour has joined Whitecaps FC full-time as Pre-Residency and Academy Centres director and head coach.

Nurturing talent: Taking a closer look at Whitecaps FC’s ‘clear and unobstructed’ pathwayWhitecaps FC
It’s long been a goal for Lenarduzzi and the ‘Caps to develop Canadian players – not only for the Whitecaps FC first team, but also for the Canadian national program.

His stock rising at DC United, Kofi Opare looking to secure Canada national team eligibilityMLS
With his stock on the rise in MLS, Kofi Opare is looking to get a taste of international competition, and he knows which country he wants to suit up for: Canada.

Montreal Impact waive goalkeeper Kristian NichtGoal
Kristian Nicht had a very short but significant stay with the Montreal Impact



Counter Attack: All hail the Voyageurs Cup Sportsnet
The Amway Canadian Championship resumes this week with the first leg of the semifinals, the round where the MLS teams enter the fray.

FC Edmonton vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | Canadian Championship PreviewMLS
Just one week after Canada’s representative fell agonizingly close of winning the CONCACAF Champions League, the path to the 2016-17 CCL picks up with the entry of the three Canadian MLS teams into this year’s edition of the Amway Canadian Championship.

Toronto FC will be without several players for Voyageurs Cup opener in Montreal – Waking The Red
Toronto FC’s list of walking wounded is not going to be any shorter in time for the team’s game against the Montreal Impact.



VMSL Weekly Report – BC Provincial Cup SemiFinals – VMSL
As luck would have it, both winners were VMSL teams as Inter FC defeated the Fraser Valley’s North Delta Lions while EDC Burnaby edged the Vancouver Island’s Cowichan FC. As a result, the final will be played between two VMSL teams, Inter FC and EDC Burnaby.

VISL Mixed Emotions in Provincial Cup Semis – VISL
A weekend of mixed emotion as we are happy to have 1 team into the BC Cup Finals next week, but are left wondering what may have been on 2 of the other 3 games where we did not get a favorable result.

Cowichan exits Province Cup in soccer – Times Colonist
There was soccer heartbreak in the men’s Province Cup semifinals on the Lower Mainland for Cowichan FC, with a 3-2 loss to EDC Burnaby in the seventh round of penalty kicks.

Redpath, Highlanders save their best for lastTimes Colonist
The Victoria Highlanders captain, sliding up on a late corner kick, scored in the 90th minute to give the Highlanders a 2-1 victory over Abbotsford Magnuson Ford SC in a Pacific Coast Soccer League game Sunday at Royal Athletic Park.

Coastal FC clubs win cups Peace Arch News
A pair of Coastal FC boys teams have a banner to add to their respective collections – not to mention berths in provincial championships this summer.

Local players primed for soccer adventurePrince George Citizen
The pair of Prince George Youth Soccer Association under-17/18 Timberwolves are among a group of U16, U17 and U18 players from across the province suiting up for EFS, which leaves Tuesday on a two-week tour through Holland, Germany and Belgium.



Women’s World Cup players embrace vacation, brace for busy summerToronto Star
Canada’s women’s soccer stars use 10-day mini vacation to prepare their minds and bodies for a packed summer schedule.

Canada holds first ever National U-15 ID Competition – Canada Soccer
Taking part are the Academy and Residency teams of all three Canadian Major League Soccer teams as well as a fourth team made up of players not currently involved in those programs, selected from regional identification camps held earlier in the year.


Qatar detains journalists critical of FIFAPolitico
The Qatari government arrested and detained a group of German journalists who were working on a documentary about FIFA’s controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid vs Juventus preview: Juventus know they must attack to match past European glory  – The Independent
When they last faced Real Madrid in a match of this magnitude, the 1998 Champions League final in Amsterdam, Juventus were a very big club and playing their third successive final.

UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich’s Spanish contingent keen to show they made the right move The Guardian
Four of Bayern’s Spaniards – Javi Martínez, Thiago Alcântara, Juan Bernat and Xabi Alonso – could start against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night.

Il Grande Torino, the air disaster team whose spectre still haunts Serie A Keir Radnedge
66 years ago, Italian football was in mourning after the Superga air disaster: the entire first-team squad of Torino, about to be crowned champions for the fifth successive time, had been wiped out when their plane hit the basilica wall above the city on May 4, 1949.

Bristol City: Steve Cotterill on how to build a title-winning teamBBC Sport
In ending City’s 60-year wait for a league championship, Cotterill also achieved that feat for the third time in his own career. But how exactly do you build a team fit to win a title?

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