BC Soccer news, Monday, April 11, 2016






BC Soccer Web MLS Matchday #6: DC United  4  Vancouver Whitecaps FC  0, April 9, 2016BC Soccer Web
It was as ugly as 4-0 sounds. BC Soccer Web still presents all of the Match Reports, highlights & analysis from  Saturday’s clash between the Whitecaps & DC United.

Whitecaps looking for someone to step upVancouver Sun
It shaped up like a tough day at the office. But the Caps have claimed to be the deepest team in MLS. They’ve tried to create a culture where injuries and absences aren’t excuses.

Whitecaps stumble and hand DC United first win of season  – Red Nation Online
A winless DC United squad took on an injury hampered Vancouver Whitecaps team at RFK Stadium in front of a crowd of 14,088 spectators. Vancouver was without Pedro Morales, Christian Bolanos, Octavio Rivero, Nicolas Mesquida and the suspended Matias Laba, and Vancouver struggled to create offense. Fabian Espindola scored a goal in each half and second half substitute Alvaro Saborio had a late brace of his own as DC United dominated Vancouver in a convincing 4-0 win.

Goal-shy Whitecaps lacking courage going forwardSportsnet
Where are the goals going to come from? Six games into the season, that’s surely the biggest question surrounding the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Real Salt Lake: RSL not basking in unbeaten streak that mirrors early 2015 successSalt Lake Tribune
RSL started 2015 on an unbeaten tear, winning twice and drawing three times in their first five games before falling to Vancouver Whitecaps FC at home 1-0 on April 18. After a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night, the 2016 version of RSL has won three times and tied twice as the lone unbeaten team in MLS after five weeks. Their opponent next week, standing in the way of a continued unblemished record? The Whitecaps.

MLS Week 6 Recap, Highlights: late drama, Nagbe injured, moreEmpire of Soccer
The wildest game of the weekend was in Texas, where FC Dallas fought back twice to get a draw against San Jose. Dallas created danger from the opening whistle, but the Earthquakes scored on the counter in the 4th minute.

Nigel de Jong’s ugly tackle sparks fury, and DC United finally show some form The Guardian
LA Galaxy midfielder faces retrospective ban; DC United produce their finest display of the season; Bradley Wright-Phillips in a scoring slump; Union make credible gains.

Armchair Analyst: A horror tackle casts a pall over MLS Week 6MLS
Lots of other stuff happened in Week 6 of this MLS season, but the big incident was Darlington Nagbe joining Stuart Holden, Hatem Ben Arfa and Xabi Alonso on the De Jong Victim List. The LA Galaxy d-mid’s tackle on Sunday night in a 1-1 draw was gruesome, and early whispers are that the Timbers star will be out for quite a while.

De Jong’s latest horror tackle sparks outrage, brings back bad memoriesGoal
LA Galaxy midfielder Nigel de Jong’s ugly tackle on Darlington Nagbe brought back painful memories.

Timbers, Galaxy react as de Jong explains tackle on Nagbe: “It was a 50-50″MLS
In the 72nd minute of the LA Galaxy’s 1-1 draw with defending MLS Cup champions the Portland Timbers, Nigel de Jong made a hard tackle on Darlington Nagbe as Nagbe cut past Ashley Cole. De Jong received a yellow card for the foul and Nagbe was removed from the game due to injury.

Sounders tie Dynamo in dramatic fashionSBI
Chad Marshall saved the Seattle Sounders from yet another defeat to start the 2016 MLS season. The defender scored with the last kick of the game to help the Sounders salvage a 1-1 tie against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday.

Red Bulls held scoreless – again – in loss to SKCEmpire of Soccer
New York entered Saturday’s match only scoring four goals in as many games – a misleading number as Toronto, New England, and Montreal all managed to hold the Red Bulls off the scoresheet.

Road Robbers: Toronto FC Steal Point against the New England RevolutionWaking the Red
For once Toronto FC were on the right side of a number of controversial calls, which helped them earn a 1-1 draw with the Revolution.

Two headed monster! Impact Montreal FC wins on home turf against Columbus Crew SCProst Amerika
After two defeats, the Montreal club accumulates another 3 points in front of their fans.  They scored two goals and their adversaries were incapable of scoring one goal.

Impact gets fortuitous scoring from unlikely sourcesMontreal Gazette
Who knows what transpires in a team’s dressing room during halftime — whether Impact head coach Mauro Biello delivered a fire and brimstone sermon behind closed doors on Saturday?

Impact get over the hump, looking good early onSportsnet
Impact coach Mauro Biello smiled when he was reminded on Saturday of the manner in which his Montreal side had exacted some revenge in its 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew at Olympic Stadium.

NYCFC, Chicago Fire play to scoreless draw Empire of Soccer
In a total reversal from their previous matchup, New York City FC and the Chicago Fire played to a scoreless draw Sunday evening at Yankee Stadium.

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2016 VISL Awards NightVISL
Here are the winners of VISL League Awards, presented Friday night at the Strathcona Hotel.

Trinity Western was step-for-step with Washington State University for the better part of 90 minutes, but a 71st-minute goal from the Cougars was the difference as the Spartans fell 1-0 Saturday at Rogers Field.

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.

Victoria Highlanders 2016 Season Tickets Now Available Select Your Seats
The Victoria Highlanders are ready to return to the PDL for 2016. BC Soccer Web encourages all soccer fans on Vancouver Island to get behind their team. Season tickets are now on sale and extremely affordable. Support Local Soccer!

BC Soccer Assoc. is Now Accepting Candidates for its Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors for terms commencing June 11, 2016. Prospective candidates are invited to review the information provided on the BC Soccer web site www.bcsoccer.net. Candidates who provide notice to BC Soccer Assoc. of their intent to stand for election by May 1, 2016 will have their applications circulated to the membership in early May.

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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Canada’s Women’s National Team gains consistency, brings flare to the Netherlands in 2-1 victory CSA
Canada bested the Netherlands 2-1 in its final away International Friendly before returning home to host Brazil for two matches in the final stretch on the Road to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Sinclair scores 162nd career goal as Canada beats Dutch 2-1 in soccer friendly CTV News
Star striker Christine Sinclair scored the 162nd goal of her international career, and Canada defeated the Netherlands 2-1 in a women’s soccer friendly on Sunday.

Thousands of soccer players hit the pitch for Regina tournament CBC
The annual World Class Player’s Cup in Regina is heading into the final week of its 11th year. It wraps up on April 16 at the Credit Union EventPlex.

Toronto United wins 2016 Futsal Canadian ChampionshipCSA
Toronto United Futsal won the 2016 Futsal Canadian Championship, winning the two-leg Grand Final 8-6 on aggregate over Sparte FC. The Toronto club won back-to-back weekend matches in Oshawa, Ontario, with both scores 4:3 at Durham College on 9 & 10 April.

UPEI hopeful soccer turf can be repaired by fallCBC
UPEI is still hopeful a new soccer turf will be in place by this fall. The university was reacting to news that the Under-16 national championships have been pulled from P.E.I. this October because the local and national soccer associations feel the field is no longer safe to use.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016


Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

Whitecaps FC 2 remain undefeated after scoreless draw against Sacramento Republic FCWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 (2W-0L-1D) continued their undefeated start to the season, earning a scoreless draw against MLS hopeful Sacramento Republic FC (2W-0L-1D) in front of a packed grandstand of 3,057 fans in their home-opener at Thunderbird Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Stalemate Leaves Both Republic FC, WFC2 SatisfiedUSL
With both sides having given up just one goal between them all season, Sunday’s clash between Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and Sacramento Republic FC was always going to a strong defensive affair, with little to separate the two teams. That was exactly how it played out.

Republic, Vancouver Whitecaps 2 play to 0-0 drawSacramento Bee
Goalkeeper Dominik Jakubek made a big save in the 54th minute to help Republic FC to a 0-0 draw at the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on Sunday, extending Sacramento’s USL season-opening scoreless streak to three games.

WFC2 “not getting carried away” after unbeaten start to new USL seasonAFTN
Last season’s inaugural USL season was a challenge at times for WFC2 and a steep learning curve in the early going.

How You Tube helped Sem de Wit chase MLS “dream” with WFC2AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps’ certainly have a keen eye when it comes to scouting and developing centre backs. Christian Dean, Tim Parker and, most recently, Cole Seiler have all come to the ‘Caps MLS squad through the draft, with Canadian homegrown talent Jackson Farmer coming through the Residency and currently developing his game in USL with WFC2.

FC Edmonton put up little offence in 2-0 loss to Minnesota United FCEdmonton Sun
FC Edmonton was always going to be in tough against Minnesota United FC in their North America Soccer League home opener on Sunday.

Speas scores twice as Minnesota dominates FC Edmonton the11.ca
FC Edmonton lost its home opener by a 2-0 count to Minnesota United, Sunday. But, on the day, the gap between the teams deserved to be emphasized by a margin of greater than two goals.

Lance Laing on his Edmonton return: “I tried not to cry” the11.ca
The sight of Lance Laing galloping up and down the left wing at Clarke Field is not an unfamiliar one. But, doing it in the charcoal grey jersey of Minnesota United — that’s still going to take some getting used to.

Fury FC finally finds net in draw with Indy ElevenOttawa Sun
It took 145 minutes, into Game 2 of their North American Soccer League season, but Idan Vered finally delivered some of what Ottawa Fury FC coach Paul Dalglish had promised plenty of — a goal.

NASL Spring Season Week Two: Carolina defeats OKC, Indy, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, and Miami all drawTwice a Cosmo
On Saturday night, three of the five NASL matches from week two were played, but only the Carolina RailHawks managed to go home with a victory. The fast start from Carolina along with the multitude of draws that we’ve been seeing could result in very few teams being involved in the Spring Season title chase, with Minnesota United and the New York Cosmos each taking the pitch on Sunday, and hoping to keep Colin Clarke’s side close.

While Miami waits for MLS to arrive, city’s newest team make its move The Guardian
Crowd of 10,156 shows up for first ever home match of NASL team managed by Alessandro Nesta and co-owned by Paolo Maldini, who are looking for a slice of the burgeoning soccer market.

Miami FC ties Tampa Bay 1-1 in front of big crowd at home openerMiami Herald
Professional soccer returned to Miami on Saturday night, and other than massive traffic snarls caused by Dade County Youth Fair crowds and having to settle for a 1-1 tie, Miami FC’s home debut against the Tampa Bay Rowdies was everything the team had hoped.

Galaxy II and Blues Finish All SquareUSL
Two goals five minutes apart left the LA Galaxy II and Orange County Blues FC all square on Friday night as the clubs played to a 1-1 draw at StubHub Center. Jose Villarreal gave Los Dos the lead before Didier Crettenand answered for the visitors.

TFC II tops Impact in USL’s version of 401 derbyVaughan Citizen
Spectacular second-half goals from Malik Johnson and Raheem Edwards lifted Toronto FC II to a 2-1 road victory over FC Montreal at Olympic Stadium Saturday.

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Women’s EURO 2017 Qualifying ResultsUEFA
Hosts the Netherlands will join the 15 qualifiers in the final tournament in July/August 2017.

Women’s Euro 2017: ‘Frighteningly’ good England can still qualifyBBC Sport
Midfielder Jill Scott described England as “frighteningly” good as she stressed their confidence of reaching Women’s Euro 2017, despite Friday’s setback.

Gemma Davison ready to attack unadventurous Bosnia in ZenicaThe FA
Gemma Davison said England are ready for the blanket defence Bosnia & Herzegovina are likely to deploy in Tuesday’s Euro 2017 qualifier in Zenica.

What if women’s team argued ‘fair,’ rather than ‘equal’?Sportsnet
Recently, members of the World Cup–winning United States women’s soccer team filed a wage discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Their argument in a nutshell is that the U.S. Soccer Federation pays the male team substantially more than it pays the female team for the same amount of work, even though the women are more successful.

Carli Lloyd: Why I’m Fighting for Equal PayNY Times
I’ve worn a U.S. Soccer uniform for 12 years and have done so proudly. I’ve had some of the greatest moments of my life — winning two Olympic gold medals and the 2015 Women’s World Cup — wearing that uniform. So when I joined four teammates in filing a wage-discrimination complaint against U.S. Soccer late last month, it had nothing to do with how much I love to play for my country.

The US women’s soccer pay dispute: a tangled web with no easy answersThe Guardian
The collective agreements in place are confusing and complex – but the players are taking a shrewd gamble that may force US Soccer to show all of its cards.

USWNT overcomes distractions while Colombia strugglesThe Equalizer
The comparisons between the UConn women’s basketball team and the U.S. women’s national soccer team – brought to the fore again this week by the complete dominance of both (although not too long ago, we were told parity was ending both, but I digress) – have some merit.

In the club’s first home match of the year, Seattle Reign FC (4-0-0) defeated University of Washington 4-1 in the annual Community Shield Match at Memorial Stadium Saturday evening.

Brighton & Hove Albion hold on to secure FA WPL Southern titleThe FA
A barrage of pressure swiftly followed from the hosts but Brighton clung on to make sure they set up a play-off match with the Northern Division winners on May 29 for the right to be promoted to FA WSL 2.

WU19 EURO lineup complete as elite round endsUEFA
Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Switzerland and best runners-up Norway will join hosts Slovakia in the July finals after qualifying reached its climax.

Eq. Guinea women’s soccer team thrown out of 2020 OlympicsThe Olympian
FIFA has disqualified the Equatorial Guinea women’s soccer team from the 2020 Olympics for fielding a player with false documents.

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Wakey-wakey! Stumbling Barcelona give slumbering La Liga new lease of life The Guardian
Barça’s one point from nine has perked up Atlético and Real Madrid’s title chances while everyone’s attention was centred on the Champions League

Leicester edges closer to EPL title, Spurs beats Man UnitedWinnipeg Free Press
Leicester’s first target was exceeded long ago: Premier League survival. Another landmark was achieved Sunday: Champions League qualification for the first time. By the end of the month, Leicester should have secured the prize once simply unthinkable for such a team: the Premier League trophy itself.

Leicester City and the strange finances behind their rise to the Premier League pinnacle  – The Guardian
Leicester City’s dash to an unlikely Premier League title is billed as football’s most romantic story in a generation but the Football League is still investigating the club’s 2013-14 promotion season, amid strong concerns from other clubs they may have cheated financial fair play rules.

Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Manchester United: Flurry of late goals keep Spurs’ title hopes aliveVavel
Tottenham Hotspur moved back within seven points of the Premier League summit as three late goals beat Manchester United.

China aims to become football superpower ‘by 2050’ BBC
China has unveiled a strategy to become a “world football superpower” by 2050, with plans to get 50 million children and adults playing the game by 2020.

Mexican soccer needs new wave of managersGoal
Struggles from the Liga MX managerial old guard in Round 13 show the need for Mexican soccer to develop new talent in the coaching box.

Adelaide United clinch Hyundai A-League PremiershipHyundai A-League
Adelaide United have been crowned Hyundai A-League Premiers in the last round of the season following Saturday’s result in Melbourne.

Brazil, Argentina, Japan and Mexico named top seeds for Rio 2016 men’s football tournamentInside the Games
Brazil, Argentina, Japan and defending champions Mexico will be the top four men’s seeds in the draw for the Olympic football tournament due to take place at the Maracanã Stadium on Thursday (April 14).

Russia 2018 Asian Qualifiers Final Round Draw: The TeamsAFC
Kuala Lumpur: With Tuesday’s draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Qualifiers Final Round now just around the corner, join the-afc.com as we take a look at the teams still in the reckoning for a ticket to Russia.

Busted Brussels terrorist cell was targeting Euro2016 finalsInside World Football
The terrorist cell that struck at the heart of Paris and Brussels  was planning to attack this summer’s European Championships, according to French media, further heightening security concerns ahead of the 24-nation tournament in June and July.

Northampton Town: From the brink of oblivion to League Two promotion BBC Sport
From the brink of oblivion to winning promotion. A familiar tale, but one rarely told from start to finish in only 135 days. That is the story of Northampton Town’s season, however, after their 2-2 draw with Bristol Rovers on Saturday made them the first Football League side to win promotion in 2015-16.

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