BC Soccer News, Monday, June 4, 2018



FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018, 6:00 PM


Episode 273 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Moving On Up with guest Alan Koch)AFTN
Sunday’s AFTN Soccer Show on CiTR radio was so packed, we’re having to release it over two parts! Part one of the three hour show is today and focuses on MLS – present and future.

Report and Reaction: First half flair sees Vancouver Whitecaps extend their unbeaten streak to five matches with win in ColoradoAFTN
It feels a bit early to be saying that any match is a must win game when it’s only June 1st and you’re not even halfway through the season, but that’s exactly what Vancouver Whitecaps trip to Colorado Rapids felt like on Friday night.

Cristian Techera and Yordy Reyna stay on fire as ‘Caps win 2-1 in ColoradoWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5-5-5) earned a 2-1 victory over Colorado Rapids (2-8-2) at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Friday evening to secure their third road win of the season.

Vancouver Whitecaps: Scroll down for moreSoccer Shorts
The need to make coherent sense from isolated fragments of information is kind of what religion is anyway and it’s certainly what Carl Robinson is doing right now with his Whitecaps team.

World Cup soccer: As players from other leagues rest, MLS players at riskPress Herald
Kendall Waston was surrounded by his Vancouver Whitecaps teammates when Coach Carl Robinson, told him he had made Costa Rica’s 23-man World Cup roster. The applause, warm wishes and water-bottle shower that followed were signs of respect and admiration. Waston is Vancouver’s captain, and his play with the Whitecaps is largely why he’s headed to Russia. Of course, the moment Waston made that Costa Rica roster, his priorities changed.

MLS Week 14: Big comeback for Columbus, win for MontrealUS Soccer Players
Week 14 of the 2018 MLS season saw Toronto give up a three-goal lead at home to draw 3-3 with the Columbus Crew. Victor Vasquez converted a penalty for Toronto in the 17th and assisted on Tosaint Ricketts’s goal in the 38th. Seb Giovinco made it 3-0 Toronto in the 57th. Gyasi Zardes started the Crew comeback in the 67th with Alex Crognale cutting the lead in the 81st. Federico Higuain equalized from the penalty spot in the 90th minute.

A much-needed victory for the Impact and Montreal fansMontreal Gazette
The 17,512 fans at Saputo Stadium were even more impressive than the Impact en route to a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo.

Columbus Crew mount 3-goal comeback to draw Toronto FCChicago Tribune
Federico Higuain converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute to cap a thrilling comeback by Columbus to rally from a 3-0 deficit to earn a 3-3 draw with Toronto FC on Saturday night.

Toronto FC: Sebastian Giovinco breaks another MLS recordTip of the Tower
Sebastian Giovinco adds to his legendary status for Toronto FC, by becoming the fastest player in MLS history to reach 100 points.

Union angered by officiating in loss to Atlanta UnitedSBI
Playing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a tough test for any team in Major League Soccer. The quality of Atlanta United’s team and the number of fans, paired with the overall energy of the match is going to cause problems.

Conference disparities and more of MLS’s biggest questionsMLS Multiplex
How is the Eastern Conference so much better than the West? Answering three of the biggest questions in MLS.

See how six eMLS representatives did in the FIFA Global Series PlayoffsMLS
The Global Series Playoffs for the eWorld Cup Grand Final began took place from May 28-June 3, with six eMLS representatives competing among a field of the world’s 128 best EA SPORTS FIFA 18 players.

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Highlanders Drop Juan De Fuca Plate Contest Versus TSS FC Rovers Victoria Highlanders
Victoria Highlanders FC (2-5-0) were unable to find a late equalizer in a tough 2-1 result versus rivals TSS FC Rovers (4-1-1), June 3 at Swangard Stadium in what turned out to be an action-packed evening.

Daniel at the double: Sagno brace moves TSS Rovers into share of top spot after victory over Calgary FoothillsAFTN
When Calgary Foothills headed to Swangard Stadium last May, goals from Daniel Davidson and Zach Verhoven gave TSS Rovers a 2-1 victory over their table topping visitors. It was the Rovers first ever PDL victory and tasted so sweet after losing twice in Calgary just a few weeks earlier.

Highlanders Hand Sounders First Loss Of Season With 2-1 Comeback WinHighlanders FC
Victoria Highlanders FC (2-4-0) captured all three points against Seattle Sounders U-23 (1-1-2) to kick off June on the front foot. After going down 1-0, the Highlanders stormed back with a two-goal second half with goals from Marcus Campanile and Mitch Popadynetz to capture their second win of the Premier Development League (PDL) season.

Greater Victoria to get pro soccer team next yearTimes Colonist
The new pro soccer Canadian Premier League is set to announce today that a team based in Greater Victoria will be playing in the inaugural league season, which begins in April 2019.

Langford and new pro soccer team plan happy marriageTimes Colonist
Greater Victoria moved another step toward playing against MLS teams Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto FC and Montreal Impact in the Canadian pro soccer championships, which would be part and parcel of being in the new Canadian Premier League.

History and joy as Cascadia qualify after six-goal winProst Amerika
Cascadia will advance to the knockout stages of the ConIFA World Cup after they comfortably beat Tamil Eelam 6-0 at Fisher FC on an incredible afternoon.

PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.

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.

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 remains undefeated with yet another big result at the Toulon tournamentCSA
The young Canadians remained undefeated with a 1:1 draw against Japan in their final group play match at 2018 Festival International Espoirs Provence thanks to an early goal by Theo Bair. With five points from three matches, Canada finished second in a tough group with Turkey clinching first place by a mere point.

Draw with Japan not good enough to get Canada to Toulon semifinalsthe11.ca
A couple of players brought up through the Vancouver Whitecaps system combined to give Canada the opening goal in a 1-1 draw with Japan in their final group-stage game of the Toulon Tournament in France.

Canada Soccer announces Canadian Ambassadors for United 2026 BidCSA
The seven Canadian Ambassadors are Patrice Bernier, Julian de Guzman, Jason deVos, Dwayne De Rosario, Kara Lang, Karina LeBlanc, and Paul Stalteri. Those seven players combined for more than 100 years of international football and collectively accumulated more than 550 international appearances.

Sigma Blanks FC London 3-0 And Takes Over Third In DivisionLeague1 Ontario
Sigma FC came away with the three points and a clean sheet after goals from Marcel Zajac (15′), Kadell Thomas (45′), and Tajon Buchanan (87′). The game was a very physical one right from kickoff as both teams looked hungry for the go-ahead goal.

Errors costly to LFCLethbridge Herald
It’s not a multitude of mistakes that have been costly for the Lethbridge Football Club men’s team. It’s been just one, perhaps two, and the result was another one-goal loss as the LFC were downed 2-1 by the Edmonton Scottish in Alberta Major Soccer League play Sunday afternoon at the Servus Sports Centre.

P.E.I F.C. atop New Brunswick league standingsJournal-Pioneer
SoccerStop P.E.I. F.C. recorded its first victory of the season Saturday, defeating the Fredericton Reds to improve to 1-0-1. The squad is atop the McCain New Brunswick Premier Soccer League standings.

Kicking and cheering: Halifax having soccer moment with Liverpool FC supporters club, new professional teamThe Star
The historic club, which turned 126 years old on Sunday, has a devoted Halifax following that has already gathered more than 300 people on their Liverpool FC Halifax Facebook page, and a plan to become the city’s first official supporters club for a team in the English Premier League, one of the most-watched sports leagues in the world.

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Proof of Concept: How Ottawa Fury FC Is Answering Those Who Would Doubt CanadaOSN
In the Age of Social Media, what if you came up with an idea so grand in its ambition that it would be near-impossible to distill into tweet-sized bites?

USL Week 12: A Look BackSBI
Freddy Adu scored his first goal since 2015 in Las Vegas Lights (3-4-4) big victory over the Colorado Springs Switchbacks (5-7-2) Saturday night to headline week 12 in the 2018 USL season.

Freddy Adu scores first USL goal for Las VegasNBC Sports
The 29-year-old scored his first goal for Las Vegas Lights FC on Saturday night during the team’s 4-1 win over the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, which just happened to be his birthday.

Veteran pair Greg Janicki, Cory Miller offer guidance to Detroit City FCDetroit News
Amid Detroit City FC’s roster brimming with young unbridled talent is a pair of veterans serving as guiding lights. Former Michigan State standout Greg Janicki and Cory Miller played together on the backline for the North American Soccer League’s Indy Eleven for two seasons, which included an appearance in the 2016 Soccer Bowl against the New York Cosmos.


Reign FC head into FIFA break with a scoreless draw against Orlando PrideSounder at Heart
Some familiar faces in different jerseys return to Seattle as defense and goalkeeping take the spotlight.

Houston Dash 1-1 NC Courage Match RecapDirty South Soccer
Rookie forward Frannie Crouse made her first appearance of the season and scored a late goal to give the North Carolina Courage a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dash. The Courage remain undefeated at the halfway point of the season while the Dash squandered an opportunity to move into a tie for third place.

Own goal costs Sky Blue FC a draw against Utah RoyalsLast Word on Soccer
Sky Blue FC was only five minutes away from securing their second draw of the 2018 season.

Washington Spirit can’t overcome Chicago Red Stars in rain-soaked 2-0 lossBlack and Red United
After a five hour lightning delay that pushed a 3:50 p.m. kickoff to 9 p.m., the Washington Spirit fell 2-0 to the Chicago Red Stars at a thoroughly drenched Maryland SoccerPlex. Sam Kerr gave Chicago a lead midway through the first half before Yuki Nagasato struck early in the second half before the hundred or so brave souls who sat through the downpour.

Damallsvenskan week 7 review: Eskilstuna spring out of drop zoneVavel
Wins for Piteå and Rosengård over Linköping and LB07 kept the two of the table unchanged as third-placed Kristianstad lost ground after their first loss of the year away to KG.

Jess Fishlock: Wales star to ‘settle’ in Seattle after footballBBC Sport
On the side of a building tucked away in a central Seattle alleyway, the white paint spells out in huge, imposing letters: ‘Seattle doesn’t settle.’ It is also a phrase which seems fitting for Jess Fishlock, a footballer whose nomadic nature has helped her forge a vastly successful career all over the world.

Sunderland Ladies’ status now depends upon money – not footballing matters!Sunderland Echo
Not to be outdone by their male counterparts, Sunderland AFC Ladies find themselves catapulted down two leagues – in an even shorter space of time.

#SBSSWPL Round-up – 03/06/2018Scottish WPL
It was another convincing win for Hibernian in SBSSWPL 1 but the game didn’t entirely go their own way. Abi Harrison opened the scoring for the Hibees with eight minutes played but less than a minute later, Spartans were level through Ronaigh Douglas.

How brilliant is record-breaker Ada Hegerberg?UEFA
After her record 15 goals in Lyon’s third straight #UWCL victory, Ada Hegerberg has a new contract: a salute to a player with more than 250 goals at age 22.

‘Gotta teach ’em’: Sydney Leroux Dwyer fells son with crunching tackleThe Guardian
Sydney Leroux Dwyer knows football can be a tough game. She grew up in Canada but chose to play for the US, something that means she has been greeted with boos and the odd cry of “Judas” when she plays north of the border. That hostility didn’t affect her too much when she played in Canada at the 2015 World Cup: she was part of the US roster that lifted the trophy.

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Brazilian striker Neymar makes spectacular return as Brazil beats Croatia 2-0The Star
Only three months ago, Brazil striker Neymar was on an operating table and in danger of missing the World Cup in Russia. Those fears largely disappeared Sunday when Neymar returned to action with smart dribbling, fluent passing and an impressive individual goal, which he celebrated with his surgeon.

David de Gea error gifts Switzerland draw with SpainSportsnet
Spain couldn’t manage more than a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in its final match before travelling to Russia for the World Cup.

Modric, Rakitic headline Croatia’s World Cup squad – Sportsnet
With their clubs duties behind them, it’s time for Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic to focus on the World Cup.

Rashford eager for Euro 2016 redemption in RussiaFour Four Two
The “nasty feeling” of England’s infamous loss to Iceland two years ago has not been forgotten by Marcus Rashford.

Sane cut from Germany squad for World Cup; Neuer includedSportsnet
In a sign of Germany’s depth of talent, Leroy Sane was left out of the defending champion’s final World Cup squad on Monday.

CTV, TSN Announce 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia broadcast scheduleTSN
Opening match features host Russia vs. Saudi Arabia on Thursday, June 14 with pre-game coverage beginning at 10 a.m. ET on CTV, TSN4, and TSN5.

Morocco make it to 2026 vote but with a scorecard that is way behind United bidInside World Football
Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup has officially passed the all-important FIFA inspection test but the knock-on effect of being rated way behind the heavyweight North American favourites cannot be over-estimated.

West Ham manager Pellegrini mugged at gunpoint in ChileBBC
Pellegrini, 64, who won the Premier League with Manchester City in 2014, was on his way to a restaurant in Santiago with his wife and two friends when they were targeted by a gang.

Top Premier League clubs seek share of foreign TV cashSportsnet
The Premier League’s leading clubs will seek a larger slice of international television cash at a summit this week, with Liverpool owner John Henry expressing irritation at the ongoing subsidizing of lower-ranking teams.

Israel switch of Argentine game to Jerusalem sparks Rajoub to call for burning of Messi shirtsInside World Football
A bitter war of words row has broken out over Argentina’s upcoming pre-World Cup friendly against Israel with the head of the Palestine Football Association urging Arab fans to burn replica shirts of Lionel Messi if he plays and Israel’s backers countering the rhetoric by angrily protesting to FIFA.

‘White soccer teams don’t pay upfront’: how race unlevelled US playing fieldsThe Guardian
Wealthy, mostly white soccer clubs in the US have long snatched up the best pitches – but in liberal Seattle, one official is taking a stand.

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