BC Soccer News, Monday, July 11, 2016




MLS PHOTOS: Whitecaps FC 2, Colorado Rapids 2, July 9, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

Whitecaps FC sign Canadian international defender David Edgar Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday that the club has signed Canadian international defender David Edgar to an 18-month contract with an option – pending receipt of his international transfer certificate.

Whitecaps concede late again to draw with Colorado  – Goal
Last time, it cost Vancouver a trophy. This time, the Whitecaps dropped two points after squandering the lead versus the Rapids at BC Place.

Reports: Whitecaps set to sign Canadian internationals Edgar, de Jong MLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps are set to address their defensive issues with the signings of Canadian internationals David Edgar and Marcel de Jong, according to reports from local outlet The Province.

‘Caps, Rapids draw 2-2 in front of sold-out crowd at BC Place Whitecaps FC
Just when it looked like it was over, it wasn’t. Axel Sjoberg’s stoppage-time equalizer cancelled out Cristian Techera’s 87th-minute penalty as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7W-8L-4D) drew 2-2 with 10-men Colorado Rapids (9W-2L-7D) in front of a sold-out crowd of 22,120 on Saturday night at BC Place.

Robinson implores Whitecaps “to cut out the errors” after Rapids setback MLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps’ Jekyll-and-Hyde season continued at BC Place on Saturday night, as the ‘Caps gave up the lead twice against the high flying Colorado Rapids in a 2-2 draw that went right down to the wire.

Whitecaps blow it in extra time again Whitecaps Fan Blog
Did that just happen again? Wasn’t it just ten days ago that the Whitecaps  were up 2-1 in injury time? Weren’t we fans already savouring the victory that was to come?  Didn’t the Whitecaps then blow it in injury time by conceding a stupid goal with no time left on the clock?

Vancouver Whitecaps foundations looking shaky Soccer Shorts
If there was ever a game to highlight the structural issues facing the Vancouver Whitecaps this season then the 2-2 tie with the Colorado rapids at BC Place on Saturday evening was probably the one.

Rapids a “special group,” says Mastroeni after dramatic draw in Vancouver – MLS
The Colorado Rapids extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches with a tenacious performance against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday evening, coming back from behind twice to claim a huge point on the road.

Whitecaps need to build up their mental strengthSportsnet
With the draw, the Rapids increased their unbeaten streak to 13 matches. Colorado forward Shkelzen Gashi summed up his team’s performance in terms of character. “We have a good mentality,” he explained. “We never give up. We fight to the end.” It’s a mentality the Whitecaps might want to adopt.

MLS Week 18 Recap, highlights: Kamara’s revenge, more Empire of Soccer
The European final may have stolen your attention, but Major League Soccer had a full slate of games over the weekend. The most obvious storyline was in New England, where Columbus had to watch their recent teammate celebrate a goal and a win against them.

A year after lifting trophies, Red Bulls and Timbers still searching for best formGoal
The New York Red Bulls and Portland Timbers played to a 0-0 draw on Sunday, a result that leaves both teams still looking for answers.

Sebastian Giovinco’s struggles, and MLS All-Stars assessedThe Guardian
Plus: Red Bulls feel the absence of Lloyd Sam; Tim Howard could be the final piece in the Rapids’ MLS Cup puzzle; and Kei Kamara is back with a bang.

Toronto FC Starting to Make the Most of Advantageous Home Schedule, Beat Chicago Fire Waking the Red
The bulk of TFC’s games down the stretch will be played at BMO Field, where they are starting to put together a good run of form.

Impact can’t hold onto early lead in draw with Real Salt LakeSportsnet
Yura Movsisyan’s penalty kick tied it in the 79th minute and Real Salt Lake held on for a 1-1 tie with the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.

MLS Review: Lampard scores again but NYCFC’s streak ends, Red Bulls heldGoal
Frank Lampard made it four goals in five games but it was not enough to prevent New York City from losing to Sporting Kansas City.

Red Bulls, Timbers settle for goal-less drawSBI
The New York Red Bulls controlled much of Sunday’s match against the Portland Timbers when it came down to possession, but neither team could finish their scoring chances at Red Bull Arena.

Adrian Heath’s firing shows ruthlessness at heart of the Orlando City project The Guardian
The Florida club has parted ways with its popular head coach, and has shown it has its sights on success over popularity.

Orlando City’s Rawlins growing tired of owner, sources sayOrlando.com
News 6 Sports Director David Pingalore has learned through Orlando City team sources that team founder and president Phil Rawlins is growing tired of owner Flávio Augusto da Silva. This is coming to the surface now because of the recent firing of head coach Adrian Heath.

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BC Soccer Assoc. Crowns Youth Teams Provincial ChampionsBCSA
BC Soccer’s Provincial A Cup, Les Sinnott Memorial B Cup and the Girls Provincial B Cup concluded this past weekend as 22 youth teams were crowned BC Soccer Provincial Champions. Along with crowning Provincial Champions, BC soccer awarded teams with BC Soccer Team Fair Play awards in each age division. The BC Soccer Fair Play award was presented to teams that showed incredible sportsmanship and fair play throughout the entire competition.

Tight-knit U-18s set sights on USSDA Championship in ‘last kick of the can’ – Whitecaps FC
Some players on this year’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency team have been playing together since they were nine years old. They have grown up with this club.

Gold, Silver & Bronze for Nelson Youth Soccer at Provincial B Cup – Nelson Star
Not a bad weekend for Nelson Youth Soccer. After qualifying an incredible nine teams for BC Soccer Provincial B Cup action, the Heritage City teams returned with three medals, including a Provincial title won by the Nelson U16 Selects.

Kootenay Youth Soccer campers meet Whitecaps Marco Bustos Nelson Star
Players at the Whitecaps Kootenay Youth Soccer Camp got to meet a rising star on the Major League Soccer Team when Marco Bustos paid a visit to the Nelson.

Jay DeMerit launches Rise & Shine Captain’s Camp in Pemberton Rise & Shine Foundation
A captain is an individual who unifies teammates into one team.  A captain has to be well rounded to lead by example. At the Rise & Shine: Captains Camps, the curriculum is specifically built around creating a balance of elite soccer training on the field, and all encompassing life skills training off the field.

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.

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!

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 focused on next Russia 2018 matches in September CSA
Canada remain focused on their next set of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers in September 2016, with an away match against Honduras on 2 September and a home match against El Salvador on 6 September. With Mexico already through to the next round, either Canada, El Salvador or Honduras will escape this group and join them in the CONCACAF “Hex.”

Woodbridge Continues To Hold First In The East After 3-0 Win Over Sanjaxx League1 Ontario
Woodbridge Strikers extended their lead at the top of the east division after a convincing 3-0 win over Sanjaxx Lions on Saturday afternoon at Monarch Park, Toronto.

Canada sends Women’s National U-17 Team to China ahead of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup CSA
Canada’s Women’s National U-17 Team will head to China to play in the CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament 2016 Weifang as Canada Soccer National EXCEL 14-17 Director and U-17 Coach Bev Priestman fine-tunes the squad ahead of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016.

Three League1 Ontario Players Called To Canada Women’s U17 SquadLeague1 Ontario
Canada’s U-17 Women’s team will head to China to play in the CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament 2016 Weifang as Canada Soccer National EXCEL 14-17 director and U-17 Coach Bev Priestman fine-tunes the squad ahead of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016.

Canada Para Soccer wraps up Toronto preparations for Denmark CSA
Canada have wrapped up their five-day Para Soccer preparation camp in Toronto ahead of the 2016 IFCPF Qualification Tournament, which kicks off 29 July in Vejen, Denmark. The camp wraps up the program’s 2016 at-home preparations before three or more international matches overseas.

Three silvers and bronze for Newfoundland and Labrador in Atlantic age-group tourneys The Telegram
For Newfoundland and Labrador age-group soccer teams participating in Atlantic championships, the weekend turned out to be coloured mostly silver, with a touch of bronze.

Little Portugal breaks out in glee after historic Euro 2016 soccer victory Toronto Star
The celebrations began the moment tears ran down Sherab Ronge’s face. Not the moment the final whistle blew, but the moment Portugal’s Eder scored in overtime, giving his country its first ever European Championship — and first major tournament win.

Portugal win sparks Winnipeg celebrations Winnipeg Sun
Portugal defied all odds to upset the heavily-favoured French side 1-0 in the European Championship final at the Stade de France in Paris, setting off vehicles waving Portuguese flags to honk their way down Corydon and Sargent Avenues.

Montreal soccer fans celebrate Portugal’s Euro victory over FranceTimes Colonist
Montreal’s Saint-Laurent Boulevard was awash in a sea of green, yellow and red Portuguese flags on Sunday as excited soccer fans spilled onto the streets to celebrate Portugal’s 1-0 victory over France in the 2016 UEFA European championship.

Sask. Portuguese fans celebrate country’s first soccer titleCBC
Portuguese fans celebrated while French fans wondered what went wrong at the UEFA European final on Sunday.

Robots from U of M taking over the world (of soccer)Metro
A team of soccer playing robots from the University of Manitoba can count themselves among the best metallic soccer players in the world.

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.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 5:30 PM


FC Edmonton extend home winning streak – Edmonton Journal
Clarke Stadium continues to be a haven for FC Edmonton where points are difficult to attain for visiting North American Soccer League teams.

VanOekel and Fordyce star as FC Edmonton beats Fort Lauderdalethe11.ca
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers have lost just twice in their past 11 NASL spring/fall season and U.S. Open Cup matches.

Fury FC blanked by Rayo OKC Ottawa Citizen
They genuinely did play hard Sunday, those Ottawa Fury FC players. However, an own goal off a collective miscue in the eighth minute and stout defence were all Rayo OKC required to edge Fury FC 1-0 in a North American Soccer League game at TD Place stadium.

Cosmos Get Lucky in Dramatic 3-2 Win at Miami Empire of Soccer
The New York Cosmos found themselves in a familiar spot on Saturday night — giving up the lead twice in the final 20 minutes against expansion side Miami FC.

Super subs pave the way for Seattle Sounders FC 2 win over Colorado Springs Switchbacks FCSeattle Sounders
It was a double dose of substitutions that did the trick for Seattle Sounders FC 2 as they downed Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 2-1 on Sunday night for the second time this season.

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Sky Blue hands Houston Dash sixth consecutive 1-0 defeatEmpire of Soccer
The 1-0 scoreline is probably sickening to the Houston Dash. They’ve seen it for the last six weeks and they’ve been on the losing end all six weeks — establishing a club record and league record for futility.

NWSL ridiculed after match is played on tiny pitch in baseball stadiumThe Guardian
A National Women’s Soccer League match between Western New York Flash and Seattle Reign was played on Saturday on an unusually narrow field, drawing criticism from a number of United States internationals.

NWSL criticized as match relegated to aggressively small field SI.com
A match between the Western New York Flash and Seattle Reign FC of the National Women’s Soccer League on Saturday night was played at Frontier Field, a baseball stadium in Rochester N.Y., that could hold a pitch just 100 yards long and 58 yards wide according to match announcers.

FAWSL: Jordan Nobbs scores as Gunners sail to victoryThe FA
Arsenal boss Pedro Martinez Losa heaped praise on Jordan Nobbs after the England midfielder scored one and set up a second as Arsenal comfortably defeated a spirited Notts County side at Meadow Park.

Fit, Focused, and Black Lives: Crystal Dunn Preps for RioMidfield Press
Last July, the United States Women’s National Team celebrated its third FIFA Women’s World Cup victory after 16 years—it was a momentous occasion that Dunn just narrowly missed. In a post-game celebratory interview, Abby Wambach praised Dunn’s efforts, even though she was cut from the final roster.

USSF announces 28 more Development Academy clubs – Equalizer
U.S. Soccer on Saturday announced the addition of 28 clubs to the Girls’ Development Academy which will begin play in the fall of 2017. The announcement comes one week after the announcement of an initial 25 clubs which included six National Women’s Soccer League affiliations and 17 clubs poached from the NWSL, considered the current top flight of girls youth soccer in the United States.

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Portugal greeted by thousands of fans after flying home to Lisbon The Guardian
Portugal flew home to Lisbon on Monday to be greeted by thousands of fans chanting the name of their goal hero Éder, whose extra-time strike sealed their 1-0 victory over France in the final of the European Championship.

Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo triumphant at last with Euro 2016 glory ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo called it his “greatest moment,” as Portugal at last won a major tournament. But their glory in France was not down to one man, as plenty of Portuguese players came to the fore.

Éder’s piece of outsider art caps journey from care home to Euro 2016 gloryThe Guardian
Unloved at Swansea and a controversial pick at international level for Portugal, the 28-year-old striker had the last laugh in the final against France.

No more fatalism, loss or lament: Ronaldo leads Portugal into new era Goal
The Real Madrid forward was withdrawn early on in Sunday’s final because of a knee injury, but his role in their victory was vital as the nation celebrate a first-ever title.

Bob Lenarduzzi: Portugal, Ronaldo go from tears of agony to tears of joy The Province
Congratulations to Portugal, champions of Europe. It was a final that really illustrated what we saw throughout Euro 2016, that the key to success came from solid team play, rather than the brilliance of superstars. Portugal was hard-working, disciplined and well-organized, and France just didn’t have enough of a spark or luck to find a way through.

France’s Dimitri Payet: I did not mean to injure Cristiano Ronaldo – ESPN FC
France star Dimitri Payet has insisted that he did not go out to hurt Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo during Sunday’s Euro 2016 final.

Euro 2016: The Guardian’s team of the tournament The Guardian
Two Frenchmen – Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet – make our team of the tournament, as do Aaron Ramsey, Ragnar Sigurdsson and Ivan Perisic.

Eiffel Tower closed after clashes in Euro 2016 fan zone following finalESPN FC
Police used tear gas outside the fan zone, however, when a small group of people tried to force their way in despite being told the venue was already full to capacity.

France loses Euro 2016, but can claim security victorySportsnet
France has lost the European Championship but can claim victory on another front — making it safely through the monthlong tournament that drew fans from all over Europe while in a state of emergency and on high alert for Islamic extremist attacks.

Report: ESPN to sell an over the top streaming service to consumers Awful Announcing
It appears that ESPN will be joining the CBS’s, HBO’s and Showtime’s in selling an over the top streaming service directly to consumers. However, unlike CBS and Showtime, this ESPN OTT service won’t the linear channel that is seen on WatchESPN.

Sam Allardyce: No contact over England job from FABBC Sport
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has yet to be contacted by the Football Association about the England job.

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa on Monday expressed his shock and outrage at widespread reports that four Syrian footballers have been murdered by so-called Islamic State terrorists.

Three hearty cheers for the Homeless World Cup The Guardian
It is a welcome antidote to the clubs that are the playthings of international billionaires.

Football League Trophy: Manchester City turn down invite BBC Sport
City are one of 16 clubs invited to enter an under-21 team in the competition – previously known as the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – due to their category one academy status.

Spanish court dismisses Neymar case leaving third party owner to lick wounds Inside World Football
Within days of the shock custodial sentence handed down to Lionel Messi and his father even though they won’t in all probability actually go to jail, a Spanish court has dismissed a fraud and corruption case against his Barcelona superstar teammate Neymar – and his father too.

VIDEO: Portuguese boy consoles tearful French fan after Euro 2016 finalThe Guardian
A young boy wearing a Portuguese shirt hugs a French football fan who is in tears after watching France lose the Euro 2016 final 1-0 to Portugal at the Stade de France on Sunday

Brand Messi takes revenue hit as EA Sports drops him from FIFA 17 cover Inside World Football
Being a convicted tax fraud with a custodial sentence hanging over your head is bad for business, just ask Lionel Messi and his father Jorge. The FIFA, Argentina, and Barcelona golden boy – winner of five Ballon d’Or world player of the year awards – has been dropped from the cover of the upcoming FIFA 17 video game packaging.

Soccer legend Pele gets married for the third time at age 75 Sportsnet
Brazilian football great Pele has married for a third time in a private ceremony.

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