VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
Episode 175 – The AFTN Soccer Show (On The Attack with guests Alphonso Davies, Christian Bolanos, and Carl Robinson) – AFTN
It’s a new era for The AFTN Soccer Show. After four years, and 174 episodes, the podcast is taking to the airwaves at CiTR. Even ‘Snowmageddon IV – Deep Trouble’ won’t stop us, the only Vancouver soccer show on FM radio.
Five takeaways from Vancouver’s preseason training camp in Wales – Whitecaps FC
The ‘Caps have returned home after a 10-day camp in Wales that saw them fall 1-0 to Cardiff City FC U-23s before defeating Oxford United U-23s and Bristol City FC U-23s both by a score of 4-0.
Whitecaps work in Wales – Northern Starting XI
After Vancouver Whitecaps FC secured their spot in the knockout stage of the CONCACAF Champions League back in September 2016, head coach Carl Robinson knew that the ‘Caps would need to be fully match-fit for their early season continental clashes.
Which of Toronto FC’s young rotation players will rise in 2017? – Waking the Red
Taking a look at the prospects of Jay Chapman, Tsubasa Endoh and the promising depth on the roster.
AFCON 2017: Montreal Impact’s Ambroise Oyongo lifts trophy with Cameroon – MLS
Sunday in Libreville, Gabon delivered victorious comeback tales aplenty at the Africa Cup of Nations final, as Cameroon pulled ahead of Egypt 2-1 as the final minutes of regulation time drained. To fully appreciate all the emotional drama, we can recap, in a nutshell, all the sweet story lines involved in this feat.
Reports: Panamanian defender Murillo To Join Red Bulls on Loan – Empire of Soccer
New York Red Bulls may be adding to the back line with 20-year old Panamanian defender Michael Murillo, as first reported by RPC’s Edgardo Vidal on Twitter.
Seattle Sounders Tie 1st Preseason Game with Rivals Portland Timbers – MLS Multiplex
The Seattle Sounders tied their first preseason game of 2017 1-1 with rivals Portland Timbers less than two months after winning MLS Cup for the first time.
MLS Expansion: St. Louis bid still faces high hurdle – Soccer America
Supporters of the St. Louis MLS expansion bid, which is tied to the fate of a downtown stadium project, got good news on Friday as the city’s Board of Aldermen passed a measure to increase the city’s business tax by a half-cent to contribute $60 million toward the cost of the stadium and send it to voters for approval via an April referendum.
Sacramento MLS bid group enters agreement to acquire Sacramento Republic FC – MLS
After Sacramento submitted a bid this week for an MLS expansion team that did not include USL side Sacramento Republic FC, Sacramento mayor Darrell Steinberg on Saturday announced an agreement in principle for Sacramento Republic to be acquired by Sac Soccer & Entertainment Holdings, the company behind the submitted bid.
BC SOCCER NEWS
VISL Division 1 Results & Standings – VISL
VISL Division 1 league play was disturbed, but we were able to get a couple games played.
T-wolves soccer team signs Anderson – Prince George Citizen
Whitney Anderson is making the jump to university soccer and to do that she’s staying put in her hometown. The 17-year-old Westside Academy Grade 12 student has signed a letter of commitment to join the UNBC Timberwolves.
To our Readers: A Choice – BC Soccer Web
Soccer has brought us to the United States many times. It’s a great place with decent people. We especially look forward to our Cascadia trips to Seattle and Portland. They’re incredible cities with wonderful supporters. That’s why it was so disheartening to see chaos and fear take hold in the airports and borders of our neighbours to the south.
FVSL All-Stars to face WFC2 in March – BC Soccer Web
January snow and ice in the Lower Mainland put the brakes on the annual clash between the Fraser Valley Soccer League All-Stars and the best from the VISL this year. That hasn’t stopped the FVSL from planning an ambitious All-Star series in March.
BC Soccer Assoc. is Now Accepting 2016-2017 Awards Nominations – BCSA
We are pleased to inform everyone that BC soccer Assoc. is currently accepting Awards nominations until the submission deadline date of March 31, 2017. Selection of the award recipients is based on many factors including the individual’s commitment, community involvement and willingness to give back to the game. This year any BC Soccer Assoc. member and their affiliate clubs may submit a nomination.
2017 BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors – BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors for terms commencing June, 2017 (following the BC Soccer Annual General Meeting).
Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on sale – Highlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
VMSL PHOTOS: Richmond FC Hibs 1, ICSF Columbus FC 0, November 5, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
Tickets now on sale for Canada Soccer Women’s National Team celebration match 4 February in Vancouver – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v Mexico Women’s National Team Bronze Medal celebration match on 4 February 2017 in Vancouver are now on sale to the public. Complete ticket information can be found at CanadaSoccer.com/Tickets.
MWSL PHOTOS: Van United Primas 0, Fraser Valley Action 2, October 30, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
PHOTOS: GNAC Women’s Soccer: SFU 1 Concordia U. (Ore.) 0, October 20, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC Soccer Assoc. Delivery of Coach Mandate – BCSA
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.
Introducing BC Soccer Web Syndication – BC Soccer Web
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! – BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.
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Canada wins 3:2 against Mexico in emotional Bronze Medal Celebration Match – CSA
Three of Canada’s finest soccer players said adieu to their National Team careers in an emotional 3:2 victory over Mexico, in front of 22,508 fans, the largest-ever crowd for a women’s international friendly in Vancouver.
Canada downs Mexico as Tancredi, Wilkinson, Nault say goodbye to women’s team – The Record
When the referee blew the final whistle on the careers of three Canadian women’s soccer icons, the message from Melissa Tancredi, Rhian Wilkinson and Marie-Eve Nault was clear — the torch is yours to carry from this point forward.
At 18, how good is Jessie Fleming already? – The Equalizer
Jessie Fleming is back with Canada Soccer after dazzling on the pitch with the UCLA Bruins as a freshman. Fleming contributed 11 goals and 5 assists while delivering in the clutch with her new team. It was a new opportunity for the London, Ontario native, and one she certainly excelled in.
Canada wraps up Men’s U-20 tour in Mexico – CSA
Canada has completed a nine-day Men’s U-20 camp in Mexico City, providing a group of players an additional competitive test in advance of the 2017 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship. The camp featured a group of 15 players that are in contention for the final roster that will be selected on Thursday 9 February.
FC London Announces New Technical Staff Structure, Head Coach – League1 Ontario
“We’re excited that we’re not only creating opportunities for players… we’re creating them for coaches too,” said FC London owner Ian Campbell on the announcement of a new coach for the 2017 League1 Ontario Men’s team.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
Indy Eleven’s owner, investment group say there’s urgency to MLS bid – IBJ
The window on Ersal Ozdemir’s dream of bringing a Major League Soccer franchise to Indianapolis might be closing—fast. “We need to figure out a game plan to remain competitive—financially and on the field—for the long term,” he said. “Because right now we don’t have that.”
‘Collaborative Spirit’ Helping Cincinnati Soar – USL
When FC Cincinnati launched, principal owner Carl Lindner III believed the sense of pride the city’s residents have for their home would come to the fore.
Melbourne City down Canberra United in extra-time to reach W-League final – The Guardian
Melbourne City will play Perth Glory for their second consecutive W-League title after Jess Fishlock scored in extra-time to defeat premiers Canberra United 1-0 in a tense semi-final.
Perth stun Sydney FC with five-star showing– W-League
Perth Glory booked their spot in the Westfield W-League Grand Final with a convincing 5-1 rout of Sydney FC at nib Stadium on Saturday.
Duo prepare for another ‘Game of the season’– W-League
The Westfield W-League is set for a mouth-watering finale with attack-minded Perth Glory and Melbourne City having already played out what many are calling the ‘game of the season’.
Division 1 Feminine – Matchday 13 round-up: PSG stay top as Lyon beat Marseille – Vavel
In a week that saw mid-week matches and more postponements, the Division 1 Feminine might be finding it tough to work through the fixture list but there is no sign of stuttering from the top teams.
Women’s FA Cup – Millwall 1-0 London Bees: Lionesses roar at new home – Vavel
Usually a close contest when Millwall and the London Bees face off their FA Cup third round tie was no exception, Megan Wynne’s scrappy first-half goal all to separate the two at the whistle.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Afcon 2017: Cameroon’s Aboubakar wins final with late goal against Egypt – The Guardian
The worst Cameroon team in living memory. Or at least that’s what they were three and a half weeks ago, but the span of a tournament can be an awfully long time in football.
Bundesliga match day 19 round up – Prost Amerika
Rivalry victories, late minute winners, and demolitions. That and more in the Bundesliga round up.
Dortmund, RB Leipzig and the Bundesliga’s newest grudge match – The Guardian
You won’t convince many BVB fans that Leipzig are good for football but on a tempestuous night at the Westfalenstadion they were good for their team.
Juventus beats Inter to open up six-point lead in Serie A – Sportsnet
No team appears capable of stopping Juventus after the Bianconeri beat Inter Milan 1-0 Sunday in an entertaining Derby d’Italia in Serie A.
Week 23 review: Monaco pull clear, PSG leapfrog Nice – Ligue 1
AS Monaco’s Radamel Falcao-powered 3-0 win over direct rivals OGC Nice sent the principality club three points clear in top spot, while PSG’s 3-1 win in Dijon saw them take second place from the Aiglons on Goal difference.
Falcao’s brace against Nice puts Monaco in Ligue 1 driving seat – The Guardian
Radamel Falcao was written off after disappointing loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea but he has been a revelation for Monaco this season.
La Liga: Barcelona tops Bilbao; Torres leads Atlético past Leganes – Fox Sports
Coach Luis Enrique gave Paco Alcacer another chance, and Barcelona’s struggling striker came through with a goal.
Barcelona’s Neymar frustrated by lack of goals this season – ESPN FC
Barcelona star Neymar has played down concerns over a lack of goals this season, but did admit it’s annoying to have seen his numbers drop in comparison to other seasons.
Premier League weekend review: Ibrahimovic not slowing down – Sportsnet
Here’s what happened in the Premier League this weekend, in case you missed it.
Leicester City is hurtling towards relegation. Why? – NBC Sports
The “r word” is being mentioned a lot around the reigning Premier League champions. Rightly so, relegation is on the minds of everyone involved with Leicester City with 14 games of the Premier League season to go.
Morris goal helps USMNT close winter camp with a win vs. Jamaica – SBI
For the second straight game, the U.S. Men’s National Team was lacking a bit of sharpness on the attacking end, but all it took was one moment of magic to create what turned out to be the game-winner.
Santos in hunt, Tijuana can change history and five things we learned from the Liga MX weekend – SN
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons wasn’t the only superb contest in North American sport Sunday. Liga MX had a double helping of entertaining games – games so relevant they took points No. 1 and No. 3 respectively on the Five Things We Learned this week list.
Football Bucket List: 53 things every fan should do before they die – Four Four Two
Fancy yourself as a globe-trotting superfan? Tick off the ones you’ve done, and read our tips to start planning your trips from Tokyo to Hackney.