BC Soccer News, Monday, April 9, 2018





Report and Reaction: Salt Shaker – Whitecaps Vancouvered in loss to RSLAFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps headed into Utah knowing that a win would have given them their best ever start to a MLS season. But trips to Salt Lake haven’t been happy hunting grounds for the ‘Caps and so it continued on Saturday night with a disappointing 2-1 defeat to a RSL side that really weren’t much of a threat over the 90 minutes.

Missed opportunity as Whitecaps kept quiet at RioTEdmonton Journal
That bend-but-don’t break away style that has been the Vancouver Whitecaps’ bread and butter and made them the leader in MLS road wins since 2014, turned out to be the perfect strategy for Saturday night’s home team.

Luis Silva, Jefferson Savarino help Real Salt Lake sink the Vancouver WhitecapsESPN
Luis Silva and Jefferson Savarino scored and Real Salt Lake beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Saturday night.

Report Card: Whitecaps Get a Taste of Their Own Road MedicineEighty-Six Forever
Maybe it was karma, or maybe it was just bad luck, but in a strange twist of fate the Vancouver Whitecaps were simply outplayed at their own game on Saturday in Utah. Real Salt Lake turned in a quality “road style” performance at home, surrendering the majority of possession and chances, yet still walking away with all three points.

Russell Teibert: The solution to Vancouver’s midfield issues?AFTN
Five games into the 2018 season, the Vancouver Whitecaps have recorded three wins, a draw, and a loss. One constant from those three wins? Russell Teibert was in the starting XI. The two games the ‘Caps didn’t win? Teibert was on the bench.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Is Break Shea in for a comeback year?MLS Multiplex
Major League Soccer journeyman Break Shea already has three goals in 2018 and appears to be in for a big year ahead. Is the Vancouver Whitecaps winger set for a comeback season?

Real Salt Lake’s attacking play isn’t at level Mike Petke expectsDeseret News
If you’re a Real Salt Lake fan puzzled by what’s going on this season with the team’s attack, you’re not alone. Mike Petke is right there with you.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Everybody’s Happy NowadaysSoccer Shorts
Perhaps the most pleasing aspect of the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 defeat to Real Salt Lake on Saturday evening was that there was something in it for everybody.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6SBI
There were plenty of big goals and some even bigger saves through the MLS weekend as several results surprised and stunned throughout the league.

ORL 3-2 POR: Lions erase 2-0 deficit in 7-minute explosionNBC Sports
Orlando City SC and the Portland Timbers are undoubtedly two of the most confounding teams after the first month of the 2018 MLS season, and that statement rings even truer following the two side’s five-goal thriller at Orlando City Stadium on Sunday.

Down to 10 men, the Impact loses 4-0 in New EnglandMontreal Impact
The Montreal Impact saw its series of consecutive wins end at two, losing 4-0 to the New England Revolution Friday night at Gillette Stadium.

Crew SC: Loss to Chicago tempered by better effort, statistical dominanceColumbus Dispatch
Making the loss tougher to process was that the Crew had significant advantages in a few key categories. Crew SC out-possessed the Fire 64.7 percent to 35.3 percent and logged 20 shots to Chicago’s six.

No Ibrahimovic repeat as Galaxy lose to Kansas CityEurosport
The Swede could not recreate his winning performance from the victory over Los Angeles FC.

Beitashour: LAFC need to play “from start to finish” Angels on Parade
Reflecting on Los Angeles Football Club’s 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Atlanta United, defender Steven Beitashour said he didn’t believe the score line was indicative of how the team performed.

Toronto FC vow to be the aggressors in Mexico City despite two-goal aggregate leadToronto FC
With a 3-1 victory in the first leg of their Concacaf Champions League semifinal over Club America last week, TFC enter the match with a two-goal advantage. Weighed against that is the knowledge that the away goal scored by the Mexican side carries with it a potential risk.

Toronto FC have been preparing for the Azteca all yearWaking the Red
Sure, playing in one of the world’s most famous soccer stadiums sounds like a lot more fun than three hours desperately trying to piece together calculus 101. But when was the last time you were writing an exam and someone threw a battery at you? (Unless you go to Brock).

Liberty Village and “The Tunnel”: How to get the crowd moving fasterWaking the Red
What is the answer to the congestion issues near Exhibition Station and in Liberty Village?

Columbus City Attorney files motion in effort to keep Crew in ColumbusNBC 4i
On Monday, Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein filed a court motion in an effort to keep the Columbus Crew SC in the city.

The Montreal Impact and LyesMTL lose in eMLS Cup finalMontreal Impact
The Montreal Impact and its eSports player, LyesMTL, went the distance at the first edition of the eMLS Cup, from Thursday to Sunday at a video game convention in Boston. Lyes Ould-Ramoul made it to the MLS final, but lost 6-4 over two games against the Houston Dynamo’s Kid M3mito.

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BC Adult Provincial Championships Draw Tonight at 7PMBCSA
The draw for the 2018 BC Adult Provincial Championships draw begins at 7pm tonight at Fortius Sport and Health in Burnaby.

VISL Year End Awards & BanquetBC Soccer Web
Friday April 6 was a night to recognize our divisional and Cup champions, as well as their respective MVP’s, and other great community people.

Trinity Western recognizes its outstanding athletesLangley Advance
A number of Trinity Western University athletes were honoured for their work in various sports, a foursome leading the pack.

UBCO names new athletic directorKelowna Capital News
Tom Huisman will guide Heat athletics and recreation programs on Kelowna campus.

PHOTOS: VMSL IMPERIAL CUP SEMIFINAL, Rino’s Tigers 3, Club Inter 2 (PKs), March 17, 2018 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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Canada ready to face confident France team Monday at Roazhan ParkCSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will face next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup hosts France Monday 9 April at Roazhan Park in Rennes, France, one of the nine venues for the pinnacle women’s tournament taking place in June and July 2019.

Toyota Stadium to host Semis and Final of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s ChampionshipSportsday
Concacaf and US Soccer have announced that Toyota Stadium in Frisco will host the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Game on Wednesday, October 17th. Toyota Stadium will also host the Semifinals on Sunday, October 14th and the Third-Place Match on October 17th as well. (Note: Canada will play their group stage matches in Edinburgh, TX.)

Canadian international, Orlando City ex Cyle Larin scores on Besiktas debutMLS
Cyle Larin made a dream debut for his new club in Turkey on Saturday, netting a coolly-taken finish to bag his first Super Lig goal and help cap a 5-1 rout for Besiktas over Goztepe.

Canadian youth international Okello attracting attention from BundesligaSoctakes
Noble Okello is a player with an uncertain future. Okello, currently on contract with Toronto FC, is a player Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg is interested in acquiring. The 17-year-old has represented Canada at the U-17 level, but is yet to make any impact at the MLS or USL level for Toronto FC.

CanPL and the Stadium QuestionNorthern Starting XI
When David Clanachan was interviewed shortly after being announced as the first commissioner of the Canadian Premier League, he mentioned the desired situation for all CanPL stadia to have 7,000 as a minimim capacity. The first club location this brings to mind is Halifax, where SEA’s Derek Martin has gone on record stating they have a plan to start out at 7,000 capacity with the potential to grow the modular stadium over time.

The CanPL and midseason friendlies? “That’s something we will have to examine down the line”the11.ca
The international tours are a big part of what SUM (the business arm of Major League Soccer) does. So, it’s worth asking if the nascent Canadian Premier League’s newly announced business arm will also go for international friendlies which will see league teams play European sides.

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Foxes draw at Saint Louis FC to extend unbeaten streakFresno FC
Juan Pablo Caffa’s flicked header to start the second half was just enough to see Fresno FC hold for a 1-1 draw against Saint Louis FC and extend the club’s unbeaten streak to four matches. The Foxes have not lost since their USL season opener – a 3-2 defeat to Las Vegas Lights FC – on March 17th.

USL Weekend Rewind: Week 4SBI
Week 4 of the 2018 USL season provided some tightly contested contests from some of the top teams in both the Eastern and Western Conferences.

Match Recap: Toronto FC II at Pittsburgh RiverhoundsToronto FC
Toronto FC II fell to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday afternoon. The match was moved to Pittsburgh to accommodate the BMO Field pitch conditions.

S2 falls to Sacramento RepublicGoalWA
Sounders FC 2 (1-3-0, 3 points) battled to a disappointing 1-0 loss on the road against Sacramento Republic FC (3-0-1, 10 points) on Saturday night at Papa Murphy’s Park.

Penn FC earns a 1-1 draw at Atlanta United IIPenn FC
Penn FC (0-1-2) earned a 1-1 draw at Atlanta United II (1-0-2) after forward Tommy Heinemann scored the first goal in Penn FC history.

T2 head home confident after 3-0 win over OKC Energy FCProst Amerika
Portland Timbers 2 (2-2-1, 7pts) finished their season opening road trip with a 3-0 victory over Oklahoma City Energy FC (1-4-0, 3pts).

Hartford council to vote on $7.5M redevelopment of Dillon StadiumHartford Business
Hartford councilors on Monday are to vote on a resolution that would authorize the Capital Region Development Authority to manage Dillon Stadium for at least five years in an effort to bring pro soccer to the Hartford.


Carli Lloyd scores 100th international goal, U.S. rolls to win over MexicoPro Soccer USA
Carli Lloyd became the sixth American to score 100 international goals, putting the United States ahead as it rallied for a 6-2 win over Mexico in an exhibition Sunday.

2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup PreviewTribal Football
This week we preview the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, being held in Jordan from April 6 to April 20, which also doubles as the Women’s World Cup Qualifiers for the Finals in France in the summer of 2019. We also briefly summarize the first round of games.

Women’s World Cup: NI Women aim for second qualifier winBBC Sport
Northern Ireland will look to secure their second win of the 2019 Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign when they host Norway at Shamrock Park.

Logarzo surprised by Korea Republic’s ‘park the bus’ approachW-League
Westfield Matildas attacker Chloe Logarzo admits she was taken aback by Korea Republic’s cautious tactics in Sunday morning’s 0-0 draw in Amman.

WCQ PREVIEW: Scotland vs. PolandBBC Sport
Shelley Kerr has conceded Scotland must win their qualifier against Poland to keep their World Cup dream alive.

Neville wants England players to dominate European club competitionEurosport
Chelsea Ladies and Manchester City Women are in the Champions League semi-finals.

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Man City’s coronation delayed, deeper worries exposedToronto Sun
What was supposed to be a coronation became a second nightmare result in the span of just days for Manchester City.

Arsenal grabs 3-2 win over Southampton, Chelsea held at home London Free Press
Danny Welbeck scored twice to help Arsenal beat Southampton 3-2 in a Premier League game that ended with two sendings-off on Sunday.

Guardiola sees need for CL glory at City but isn’t in a rushMetro
To cap a frenetic decade coaching at the pinnacle of soccer, Pep Guardiola is weeks away from becoming a title-winner in a third country.

Bayern – Bundesliga title sets the stage for bigger thingsFussballstadt
Bayern München have wrapped up the 28th German championship on Saturday. Beating Augsburg 4-1 the German record champion have won the title five matchdays before the closing of the season.

Dybala’s hat trick helps Juventus conquer BeneventoToronto Star
After defensive lapses had them conceding too many shots, Juve reorganized to overcome their Benevento challenge.

Week 32 review: Memphis on fire, ASSE almost stun PSGLigue 1
Memphis Depay got a goal and four assists as OL won 5-0 in Metz to go third – ahead of OM on goal difference – while leaders PSG were lucky to avoid defeat, Mathieu Debuchy’s last-gasp own-goal breaking green-clad hearts.

Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup reviewAfrican Football
Five CAF Confederation Cup matches were played on Sunday across the African continent.

La Liga: Madrid derby ends 1-1 in battle for 2nd; advantage AtletiNBC Sports
The race to finish as first runners-up to Barcelona came to a head on Sunday, when a pair of capital city sides entered the Madrid derby separated by just four points with eight games still to play. Atletico Madrid held the advantage on Real Madrid, meaning a victory for Los Blancos would have cut the deficit to a single point, or Los Rojiblancos could have increased their lead to seven points.

Torres says he will leave Atletico at the end of the seasonMetro
Fernando Torres will leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season. The 34-year-old Torres said Monday it “wasn’t an easy decision” to make but he felt it was time to make way for other players at the club.

OFC appoints lawyer to probe ‘potential wrongdoing’Metro
Amid fresh claims of financial misconduct linked to senior FIFA officials, the Oceania Football Confederation has appointed an external lawyer to lead an investigation into “potential wrongdoing.”

‘Hero’ linesman Zharir Mustafa saves player’s lifeBBC Sport
A linesman has been hailed a “hero” after giving life-saving first aid treatment to a player who had suffered a serious head injury.

Government rejects West Brom request to introduce safe-standing section at Hawthorns next seasonThe Telegraph
West Bromwich Albion have had an application to introduce safe standing at the Hawthorns rejected by the Government.

Japan scramble for Russia 2018, replacing Halilhodzic with NishinoInside World Football
Vahid Halilhodzic has been axed as coach of Japan following a string of disappointing results, leaving Japan’s World Cup preparations in turmoil. With two months left until the World Cup, Akira Nishino will take over from the Bosnian coach.

Trump official: football fans should ‘think twice’ about Russia World CupThe Guardian
Football fans should “think twice” about travelling to the World Cup in Russia this summer as consular services are threatened by the diplomatic crisis between Vladimir Putin and the west, a senior White House official has warned.

The Secret Footballer: I want to ‘out’ myself – but fear I’ll be suedBBC Sport
He is the former Premier League footballer behind four anonymous books which give behind the scenes insight into the game. But the self-styled Secret Footballer says people are desperate to “out him”.

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