BC Soccer News, Monday, August 15, 2016




It’s getting close to ‘panic time’ for struggling WhitecapsSportsnet
It’s not quite time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to hit the panic button, but if you imagine that button—big, red and adorned with the team logo—stored in a glass box and locked inside some vault in the bowels of BC Place, now would be the time to at least dust off the key.

Carl Robinson: Lineup changes coming as Whitecaps’ winless streak rolls on  – MLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps playoff hopes are hanging by a thread following another lackluster performance that saw them giving up a goal in each half before falling 2-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes at BC Place on Friday night.

Beyond the Lens – What Now? Eighty-Six Forever
Which way do the boys go? It’s been said that in professional sports, a little adversity is always a good thing.  It’s also been said that good teams don’t lose three in a row.

Whitecaps disappoint in San Jose loss Whitecaps Fan Blog
The mandate was clear for the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place: in order to stay in serious playoff contention they must beat San Jose. Having fallen to seventh place and with Seattle and San Jose surging, They had to win to keep pace.  Instead, they fell further behind, losing 2-1 in a match in which they performed very poorly. It was one of those nights that made you cringe over and over again.

Whitecaps’ playoff hopes stand on the brink after home loss to San JoseGoal
Winless in four, Vancouver continues its summer slump with a 2-1 home loss to the Earthquakes giving the ‘Caps a “mountain to climb” in playoff chase.

Whitecaps may do the shuffle after another painful kerfuffleThe Province
The Vancouver Whitecaps are committing two crimes against the paying customer these days: they’re losing, and they’re painful to watch while doing so.

Messed up Whitecaps shaken, beaten by Earthquakes 2-1 Vancouver Sun
The mess is now a disaster. As the Vancouver Whitecaps trudged through a hopeless, goal-less, three-game Major League Soccer road trip that ended last week with one point out of nine, at least they could rally themselves emotionally on the idea they had the San Jose Earthquakes at B.C. Place on Friday night.

Vancouver Whitecaps rocked by deadly Quakes as playoff hopes take a hit AFTN
It looked as though the Whitecaps felt like they were still on the road as their performance matched the last couple of away games in a 2-1 defeat to the visiting San Jose Earthquakes, extending their losing streak to three matches and making it one win in their last eight MLS matches.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 23SBI
A U.S. Men’s National Team star made his MLS debut, while two others played vital roles in securing draws for their side. Elsewhere, Nicolas Lodeiro continued to lift the Seattle Sounders in just his third game in MLS. Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s MLS action.

Wright-Phillips, Davis lead Red Bulls past 10-man MontrealEmpire of Soccer
The New York Red Bulls not only celebrated a club milestone on Saturday night, but they also got a glimpse of their future as well.

Toronto FC’s Draw with Houston Disappointing, But Far From a DisasterWaking the Red
Toronto FC’s recent four-game win streak must have been incredibly tough on some Toronto FC fans. Used to overreacting to every small misstep by the club, they had precious little to complain about the past few weeks.

Late defensive collapse forces NYCFC to settle for draw Empire of Soccer
NYCFC will return to New York with their heads hung low after giving up a disappointing last minute goal that resulted in a 3-3 draw against the Columbus Crew at MAPFRE Stadium.

The referee doesn’t need glasses: two reds as US soccer trials video replay  – The Guardian
From the league that brought you retroactive officiating and the first-of-its-kind league Disciplinary Committee, MLS has now teamed up with its lower-league affiliate USL to introduce another first: virtual assistant officiating.

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WolfPack MSOC See Pre-Season Record Hit .500 After Loss To Douglas TRU Wolfpack
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack have seen their 2016 exhibition men’s soccer record dip to .500. The WolfPack gave up a goal in the 90th minute and fell to the visiting Douglas College Royals (PACWEST) of New Westminster 3-2. The game was played Sunday (Aug 14) at Hillside Stadium. The Royals held a 1-0 lead after the first half on a goal from Race Williams.

WolfPack Lose Close One To UNBC In Exhibition Men’s SoccerTRU Wolfpack
Exhibition matches are for evaluation. Both Thompson Rivers University WolfPack coach John Antulov and University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves boss Steve Simonson got a chance to do a lot of that as the teams met in pre-season Canada West men’s soccer action Friday (Aug 12).

Jesse Symons debuts as UBC head coachUBC
The UBC Thunderbirds women’s soccer team fell 4-1 to the host Eastern Washington Eagles Saturday in a non-conference matchup, which was the season opener for both squads.

The Trinity Western Spartans scored two goals in the opening 18 minutes on their way to a 2-0 victory over Seattle University Saturday evening in Seattle, Wash.

Soccer club offers new development programs Sooke News Mirror
Aspiring young soccer players can now hone their skills and learn from a professional coach through Sooke Soccer Club’s new development programs.

International Soccer Academy of Vancouver Island holding summer camp in CourtenayComox Valley Record
The International Soccer Academy of Vancouver Island (ISAVI) is hosting a summer soccer camp on Aug.  30, 31 and Sept. 1 from 9-3 at Queneesh fields in Courtenay.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: Vancouver Thunderbirds 4, Mid Isle Mariners 1, July 24, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in ReviewBCSA
After another successful year of soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer Assoc. is pleased to release their 2015-2016 Year in Review.  The creation of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program, delivery of a FIFA Live Your Goals Festival, along with the numerous Grassroots Festivals across the province and Coach Education highlight some of the major successes this past year.

BC Soccer Assoc. Delivery of Coach MandateBCSA
IMPORTANT:  If you are coaching in the ages U6-U12 you are required to complete the age appropriate course(s) even if you have a higher level of certification (ie. Soccer for Life, B pretest, C License, B License or A License). In order to enable our membership to deliver on the coaching mandate, BC Soccer Assoc. will be scheduling Learning Facilitator training sessions to assist organizations to have qualified individuals to deliver in-club coach certification courses to their coaches.

2016 BC Soccer Provincial Cup Photo Galleries BC Soccer Web
Westhills Stadium & Goudy Park in Langford hosted the 2016 BC Soccer Adult Provincial Cup Finals. It was a thrilling weekend of soccer on Vancouver Island that saw seven champions crowned. Richmond FC & Surrey Pegasus qualified for the National Championships this Fall in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Both Coquitlam Metro-Ford Masters & Classics sides qualified for the Western Canadian Masters Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In all, it was a clean sweep for teams from the VMSL & MWSL. Monique Lamoureux & Bill Currie from BC Soccer Web were on location that weekend, capturing the all the action.

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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TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016, 12:00 PM


True ‘Canadian grit’: Women’s soccer team ready for rematch with GermanyCBC
“This momentum is scary for the teams that are coming up against us,” said 21-year-old forward Janine Beckie, whose offensive flair has been key for Canada.

Canada’s soccer women have sights fixed only on Germany, and the odd toucan in the treesNational Post
They are laser-focused — this game, not the next; this game, not the last; these particular women and these places and these remarkable moments.

Canadian Women’s Win Over France Will Leave Lasting ImpressionWaking the Red
Canada is taking the hard route to a medal this time, and in the process proving how far they have come since London.

Canada vs Germany Preview: Group stage rivals do battle once more for final berthVavel
Both Canada and Germany head into Tuesday’s game with the chance to make history; neither have made it to an Olympic Games final.

Tesho Akindele said BC Place crowd was by far the bestCSA
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Tesho Akindele played soccer as a youngster in Canada and USA, but for the 24-year-old forward, soccer was soccer, wherever he played.

Fredericton Picaroons Reds wins men’s final in New Brunswick CSA
Fredericton Picaroons Reds won the 2016 McCain New Brunswick Premier Soccer League men’s championship to qualify for the Sport Chek National Championships. The home side won 4-3 on kicks from the penalty mark after a 1:1 a.e.t. draw with Moncton Codiac First Touch.

Erin McLeod: It’s time to Motivate a Nation! themotivenation.ca
After building a successful e-commerce (www.peaudeloup.com) and a physical retail store in West Vancouver (CAPOSHIE) Women’s National Team Goalkeeper Erin McLeod has decided after a series of misfortunate events it’s time to branch out on her own with her new inspiration project, Motive Nation, launching to the public on July 1st, online at www.themotivenation.ca.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016, 3:00 PM



Road trip! WFC2 host Arizona Sunday afternoon in Langley Whitecaps FC
Langley, here we come. This Sunday, August 21, Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) will play their first of three matches at McLeod Athletic Park to close out the 2016 United Soccer League regular season. The match will kick off at 3 p.m. PT against Frank Yallop’s Arizona United SC

Ameobi strikes again as Eddies win fourth straight match FC Edmonton
Ameobi scores second of season, VanOekel records ninth clean sheet as Eddies continue winning ways.

FC Edmonton continue dominance at home Edmonton Journal
The local North American Soccer League club continues to dominate at home this season, winning their ninth consecutive game — one off the league record. The New York Cosmos recently had a 10-game home winning streak snapped with a tie against Rayo Oklahoma City.

Minnesota United continues recent skid in 1-0 loss to FC EdmontonMLS Multiplex
Minnesota United continued their recent skid against FC Edmonton as they dropped a 1-0 result away from home.

Fury not using injuries as an excuseOttawa Citizen
When explaining what went wrong following Saturday’s 2-1 home-field loss to Jacksonville Armada FC, Paul Dalglish could have pointed to his team’s injuries and used that as an excuse.

Penalties, Diosa winner lift Cosmos past rival RowdiesEmpire of Soccer
After the refereeing debacle in Tampa Bay three weeks ago, the last thing anyone involved with the New York Cosmos or the Rowdies wanted was to be discussing the officials after Saturday night’s hot and muggy battle at Shuart Stadium.

Indy Eleven, FC Edmonton Extend Home Winning StreaksNASL
Week 7 review of NASL action.

USL Recap, Week 21 Indomitable City Soccer
Goals galore, new table leaders in each conference, read up on another exciting week of the USL!

Montreal’s Decisiveness Makes Difference in CharlestonUSL
FCMTL attack shines in second consecutive victory as Battery falter in final third.

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Women’s round-up: July 2016FIFA
July was dominated by preparations for the Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro (3-20 August), but the month did produce a champion of its own, as France became the newest winners of the UEFA European Women’s U-19 Championship. Furthermore, UEFA also published its ten-name shortlist for the 2016 UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe award.

Solo calls Sweden ‘cowards’ for tactics; Pia doesn’t careEqualizer
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo took aim at Sweden’s tactics following her team’s stunning quarterfinal loss, calling the Swedes “cowards” for how they played.

Hope Solo, tolerated and excused in victory, exposes herself in Olympic defeatAJC
It’s called composure, and Hope Solo’s never been overburdened with a lot of that, or grace either. The U.S. women’s soccer team had their temperaments tested by a savvy, conservative Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals, and lost. Solo has spent years undermining their collective equilibrium, and this one’s on her.

Sweden beat favourites, Behringer saves Germany UEFA
Lisa Dahlkvist’s penalty won Sweden an Olympic shoot-out against favourites the United States, and Germany forged on, but France did not make it to the last four.

Round-Up: Series 2Continental Tyres WNL
Galway WFC continued their fantastic start to the season by collecting a second straight win, while Peamount United and UCD Waves also picked up three points apiece.

South American Soccer Is Ignoring Its Women Vice Sports
At the end of June, Chileans celebrated their second straight victory in the Copa América over their favored neighbor, Argentina. The daily El Mercurio declared it the greatest win in national team history. For players on the Chilean women’s national team, however, that Monday was bittersweet at best. Days before, they discovered, just by coincidence, that their own squad had been removed from the official FIFA rankings and declared “inactive,” having not played an official match in two years.

Brazil mixes memory with desire as its football teams head for Olympic semis Inside World Football
The delirious scenes over the weekend as the Brazilian national women’s and men’s teams progressed to the semi-final brackets of their Olympic football tournaments revealed a nation desperate for success in their chosen sport, one that they know has been their national showcase to the rest of world. Olympic football in South America is important, in Brazil, at these games, it has almost reached defining importance.

Sissi, a Brazilian trailblazerFIFA
In the late 1990s, just as Marta was beginning to shoot to prominence, the queen of Brazilian football was named Sissi. As Canarinhas’ totemic No10 and most sparkling attacking talent, Sissi was the most sought-after figure among the autograph-hunters back then.

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How to Watch 2016-17 EPL Matches on TV or Online in Canada BC Soccer Web
The 2016-17 English Premier League season is upon us. For many, that means waking up bright and early on Saturday and Sunday mornings to watch your favourite club or marquee matchup.

Liverpool and Coutinho stun stuttering Arsenal in seven-goal thrillerThe Guardian
Jürgen Klopp lost himself in the moment. The Liverpool manager beat his chest and, in the frenzy, he knocked his glasses from his face. Adam Lallana had just put his team 2-1 up early in the second half and, when the passions had cooled, Klopp fished around on the ground in order to reacquaint himself with his lenses.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores on winning debut at Dean CourtThe Independent
The match was Mourinho’s first Premier League game in charge of United but nevertheless Ibrahimovic arrived as the star attraction on the south coast.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionThe Guardian
Wijnaldum and Mané shine light on Arsenal’s lack of leaders, Ibrahimovic shows his quality and Hull’s Clucas proves value of Hoddle’s tutelage.

Former footballer Dalian Atkinson dies after police shoot him with Taser The Guardian
Police say officers responding to an alert in Telford early on Monday fired stun gun at 48-year-old former Aston Villa striker.

Lukas Podolski retires from Germany national team Sportsnet
Veteran forward Lukas Podolski announced his retirement from Germany’s national team on Monday, ending a 12-year international career that saw him win the World Cup and score nearly 50 goals.

Week 1 review: Lacazette fires Lyon into the lead Ligue 1
Thanks to their 3-0 win in Nancy, Olympique Lyonnais top the table after the opening weekend of the 2016-17 season, with champions Paris Saint-Germain besting Bastia 1-0 and promoted Metz clinching a 3-2 thriller at home to LOSC.

Manuel Neuer on Bayern’s Supercup triumph: ‘You always want to win against Dotmund’  – Bundesliga
Goals from Arturo Vidal and Thomas Müller may have sealed FC Bayern München’s 2-0 victory against Borussia Dortmund, but for many the Supercup was won by another commanding Manuel Neuer performance between the sticks.

EFL 2016-17: Five things you may have missed BBC Sport
We are into the second week of the new EFL season and only five teams have started with 100% records.

Joe Hart may have to leave if Pep Guardiola drops him for Champions League qualifierThe Independent
Manchester City may be favourites to win the Premier League but it will, as Caballero conceded, take time for Guardiola’s new order to impose itself.

Pachuca more than survives Olympic absencesGoal
Despite losing six players because of the Olympics, the reigning Liga MX champion dropped just one result and is set to get its young stars back.

Scottish Football Roundup –  BBC Sport
What a success Tommy Wright has been at St Johnstone. The Perth club have done well to hold on to their manager as long as they have.

Roma bring in AEG for new stadium planning as sights set on 2019 openingInside World Football
Roma’s proposed Stadio della Roma may not have started its build yet but it does have management consultants contracted, emphasising AS Roma’s American president Jim Pallota’s ambition for the club to build a new home in what is a challenging local construction environment.

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