BC Soccer News, Monday, September 18, 2017




MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, Columbus Crew 2, September 16, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

Manneh and Tchani trading places and goals as Vancouver and Columbus keep unbeaten runs goingAFTN
On a Saturday where Vancouver Whitecaps hosted their alumni for a pregame charity match, it would be a former teammate who came back to haunt the ‘Caps in the MLS match that followed, with Kekuta Manneh grabbing an assist and then scoring the go-ahead goal that looked to have clinched three points for Columbus Crew before Tony Tchani caused his own former team some woe with a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw.

Tchani, Manneh score against old teams in thrilling 2-2 drawWhitecaps FC
You couldn’t have written a better script. Tony Tchani and Kekuta Manneh, who were traded for each other in an early-season blockbuster, both scored against their former clubs as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (13W-9L-6D) and Columbus Crew SC (13W-12L-5D) played to a thrilling 2-2 draw on Saturday afternoon at BC Place.

Whitecaps discover scoreboard watching after late tie with ColumbusNational Post
Six games to go. Whitecaps still first. Don’t think the Western Conference-leading Whitecaps aren’t doing a little scoreboard watching, no matter what they might say?

Episode 220 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Who’s The Daddy? with guests Carl Robinson, Ray Winstone, and Kekuta Manneh)AFTN
After a weekend of high drama, Vancouver Whitecaps showed that they’re still the daddy of the MLS Western Conference.

Whitecaps get their Manneh back Soccer Shorts
The problem with playing a system that actively allows the opposition to have more possession of the ball is that from time to time you are going to run into a team that actually know how to use that possession effectively.

MLS: Streaks shape regular-season races Soccer America
Toronto FC’s 4-0 win at LA Galaxy extended its lead over New York City FC in the MLS Supporters’ Shield race to 11 points, and it can clinch its first regular-season league title as soon as Saturday. Toronto’s 11-game unbeaten streak, which includes six wins in a row by a margin of 21-3, is one of several unbeaten streaks shaping the MLS conference races.

MLS Roundup Week 28: Atlanta sets the MLS attendance recordUS Soccer Players
Atlanta United drew an announced crowd of 70,425 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to set a new MLS attendance record. They also picked up a point with a 3-3 draw with Orlando City.

Quakes earn much-needed three points against DynamoSBI
Like its counterparts, the San Jose Earthquakes contributed their fair share to shake the Western Conference playoff picture more than it already was.

NYCFC Falters in Final Moments, Draws With ColoradoEmpire of Soccer
New York City FC grabbed an early lead on the road against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday through a wondrous strike from Tommy McNamara only to squander it in the final moments with a careless concession to Major League Soccer’s last-place team in an unsatisfying 1-1 draw.

Sporting Kansas City able to manage win vs. Revs ahead of finalMLS
Having avoided a potential trap game in league play, Sporting Kansas City can now turn their full attention to Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup final against the New York Red Bulls.

Martinez making history with Atlanta UnitedAJC
Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez is scoring goals at an unprecedented rate in MLS.

RSL: Postseason chances still alive after 2-1 win over PortlandMLS Multiplex
In a must-win match at Rio Tinto Stadium, Real Salt Lake put together a quality 90-minute performance and walked away with a 2-1 victory over the Timbers.

Union’s point on the road down to heroics of Andre BlakeSBI
The key to uncovering how exactly they left with a point lies in looking at a statistic that actually favors the Union: saves. The Union’s goalkeeper, Andre Blake, recorded eight total saves compared to counterpart Luis Robles’ two.

LA Galaxy 0-4 Toronto FC: Ricketts & Vazquez lead rampant Reds to victoryWaking the Red
Toronto FC have won six MLS matches in a row for the second time in 2017. Only two other clubs have enjoyed one six-match winning streak during a single regular season since the 2008 campaign.

Behind Closed Doors, All is Not Normal for the LA GalaxyCorner of the Galaxy
The LA Galaxy locker room’s heavy gray doors featuring a club logo fashioned as handles stood guard over a closed-door meeting between Galaxy head coach Sigi Schmid and his beleaguered team Saturday night at StubHub Center.

Bradley has no plans to leave high-flying TFCToronto Sun
Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley suspected the question was coming, given that the Reds were in Los Angeles.

Beautiful night turns ugly for Impact at Saputo StadiumMontreal Gazette
Playoff hopes dealt another blow after 3-2 loss to expansion team Minnesota United in front of sellout crowd of 20,801 at Saputo Stadium.

Joey Saputo statementMontreal Impact
I have never been one to hide and not face adversity head on. Our team’s latest performance has clearly fallen short of our expectations and those of our members, supporters, and city. Rest assured that this message has been conveyed to the technical staff and the players.

First Whitecaps Legends and Stars charity match raises smiles and cashAFTN
Once Upon A Time the Whitecaps hosted an annual alumni charity football match, but then, a chance meeting between actor Michael Coleman (who plays Happy in Once Upon A Time) and Whitecaps President Bob Lenarduzzi and legend Carl Valentine at an event took the match to a whole new level.

Canada WNT vs USWNT at BC Place, Vancouver – November 9 – Buy Tickets!


Victory Shumbusho hat trick highlights UBC winUBC
An explosive second half, highlighted by a hat trick from rookie forward Victory Shumbusho, kept the No. 2-ranked UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer team (5-0-1) unbeaten on Saturday night, as they rolled to a 5-0 win over the MacEwan Griffins (1-5-0) at Ken Woods Field.

TRU Men’s Soccer team has good outing against LethbridgeCJFC
he Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team extended their unbeaten streak to five as they won the only game they played in Canada West action this weekend. They downed the visiting University of Lethbridge Pronghorns 3-1 at Hillside Stadium on Sunday (Sept 17).

Vikes soccer teams get back on winning trackTimes Colonist
These are the sorts of moments that define a season. The University of Victoria Vikes showed their mettle by overcoming a 1-0 deficit to score three unanswered goals within 15 minutes in the second half to defeat the University of Manitoba Bisons 3-1 in a Canada West women’s soccer game Friday at Centennial Stadium.

WSOC: ‘Birds storm back behind seniors Shergill, DhandaUBC
Carried by their fifth-year strikers, the UBC Thunderbirds women’s soccer team (4-1-0) roared back from an early deficit to claim a 4-1 win over the Manitoba Bisons (1-2-1) and cap off a 2-0 weekend on Saturday evening at Ken Woods Field.

WSOC: Spartans top Pronghorns in Sunday actionCanada West
TWU’s Danae Derksen scored her first goal of the season in the early minutes of the match and Jenaya Robertson doubled the Spartan’s lead in the 20th minute with her second of the year, putting the Spartans in control of the game early on.

Alberta completes clean sweep of UNBC in Canada West SoccerMy Prince George Now
For the first time this Canada West soccer season, the UNBC Timberwolves varsity teams went a combined 0-4 over the weekend following losses of 3-1 and 4-0 on Sunday in Prince George.

Carruthers’s goal, Harold’s saves pace Cascades past DinosUFV
The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team authored a highly impressive bounce-back performance on Sunday afternoon, knocking off the Calgary Dinos 1-0 on the road.

TRU Women’s soccer wins first game of season in ReginaCJFC
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team is into the win column in Canada West regular season play. The ‘Pack ended a four game road swing by beating the home town University of Regina Cougars 1-0 Sunday (Sept 17).

BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book RecommendationsBC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.

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.

2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in ReviewBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.

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.

2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 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!

Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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 WNT vs USWNT at BC Place, Vancouver – November 9 – Buy Tickets!


FC Edmonton owner confirms attendance at CanPL meetings, says USL not an optionthe11.ca
Tom Fath, who owns FC Edmonton along with his brother, Dave, is usually tight-lipped when it comes to front-office and ownership matters. On Sunday, before FC Edmonton’s match with the Indy Eleven, he opened up a little more about the Canadian Premier League and the future of the NASL.

U SPORTS Men’s Soccer 2017-18 ResultsUSports
Results from this weekends USports Men’s Soccer.

U SPORTS Women’s Soccer 2017-18 ResultsUSports
Results from this weekends USports Women’s Soccer.

OUA men’s soccer: Stoyanov strikes twice as McMaster beats Brock 3-1Hamilton Spectator
Yordan Stoyanov notched two goals to lift the No. 9 McMaster Marauders to a 3-1 win (box score) over the Brock Badgers in men’s soccer on Saturday.

Huskies women’s soccer team posts back-to-back shutoutsStar-Phoenix
Following a pair of wins in front of a hometown crowd on the weekend, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies women’s soccer team is enjoying a 3-1 record and a spot on top of the Prairie Conference Canada West standings.

Capers women continue to rollCape Breton Post
The season is young, but the Cape Breton Capers women’s soccer team is already putting up some impressive numbers.

Perfect positioning: Memorial women alone in first placeThe Telegram
Lady Hawks 4-0 in early-season AUS play; MUN men 3-1 after weekend split in Halifax

Axemen topple Panthers in well deserved men’s soccer winPEI Guardian
The Acadia Axemen scored early in both halves en route to a deserved 3-0 victory over the UPEI Panthers Saturday evening in Charlottetown.

CS Mont-Royal Outremont win LSEQ women’s playoff championshipCSA
CS Mont-Royal Outremont won 3:1 over the defending national champions to clinch the 2017 LSEQ women’s playoff championship and qualify for the Toyota National Championships Jubilee Trophy finals. Mont-Royal finished first in their division during the regular season and then first in the four-team league playoffs ahead of Royal-Sélect Beauport, the 2016 Jubilee Trophy winners who just last week won their sixth provincial championship in the Coupe du Québec.

Saskatoon SK Impact win 2017 Saskatchewan women’s championshipCSA
Saskatoon SK Impact FC have won the 2017 Saskatchewan women’s provincial championship to qualify for this year’s Toyota National Championships. They will represent their province from 4-9 October in Surrey, British Columbia after winning the Saskatchewan title unchallenged.

Canadian soccer international Erin McLeod looks to give back to HoustonChronicle Herald
Houston is more than 8,000 kilometres from Erin McLeod’s current Swedish home but the hurricane-battered Texas city is still close to the Canadian international goalkeeper’s heart. McLeod and wife Ella Masar McLeod, both now with FC Rosengard, played in Houston for the Dash and have fond memories of their time there.

Victor Montagliani elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of FIFA Ticketing AGFIFA
FIFA vice-president Victor Montagliani has been elected by the extraordinary General Assembly and the Board of Directors of FIFA Ticketing AG as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of FIFA Ticketing AG, a fully owned FIFA subsidiary which is, amongst other matters, responsible for the global sale of tickets for FIFA’s flagship tournament, the FIFA World Cup.

Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 NovemberCSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.

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WFC2 suffer late defeat to Orange County SC in entertaining thriller at the ‘BirdWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 and Orange County SC battled in a back-and-forth affair at UBC Thunderbird Stadium before Jerry van Ewijk slotted in a late game-winner for the visiting side on Sunday afternoon.

Capped Off: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 1, Orange County SC 2Angels on Parade
Orange County SC remained alive in the Western Conference playoff chase, after beating Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 2-1 at the University of British Columbia on Sunday, with Jerry van Ewijk notching the vital winner.

Nyassi shines, Farago earns first-career clean sheet in 2-0 win over ElevenFC Edmonton
A man-of-the-match performance from Sainey Nyassi and Farago’s first professional clean highlights a great team performance for the Eddies.

Eddies beat Indy, then learn that Hurricane Maria has changed their plansthe11.ca
This was supposed to be the start of the Eddies’ week from hell. At home Sunday to Indy, then on the road Wednesday at Puerto Rico and then Saturday in San Francisco. Six games in three days, with over 11,400 km of travel.

Late-game equalizer holds Fury FC to a fourth consecutive draw against CharlotteOttawa Fury
In a wildly entertaining 90-minute match, Fury FC had to settle for their fourth consecutive draw. Jamar Dixon helped Ottawa claim the lead early, but the Independence found their equalizer at the death and Andrae Campbell’s stoppage-time effort was denied by the post as it ended 1-1 in North Carolina.

Cosmos Mount Comeback, Draw Against JacksonvilleEmpire of Soccer
On most nights, the New York Cosmos‘ (1-2-5, 8 Fall; 7-6-11, 32 Combined) three-goal rally to earn a 3-3 draw in the final 10 minutes of Sunday’s match against the Jacksonville Armada 2-3-3, 9 Fall; 8-7-9, 33 Combined) would be cause for celebration. With the Cosmos entering the match, however, carrying a six-match winless streak, a single point is an underwhelming way to kick off this week’s three-match homestand.

NYRBII see 6 game unbeaten streak end with 4-2 loss to FC CincinnatiOnce a Metro
New York Red Bulls II saw their 6 game unbeaten end as they were defeated 4-2 by FC Cincinnati on Saturday in front of a record crowd of 30,417 at Nippert Stadium.

THINK TANK FC: Yes, your club is a ‘business’GoalWA
You got into soccer for all the right reasons, didn’t you? Love of the sport, community, fellowship, all that. But unless you also see your club as a ‘business,’ you are likely to miss out on the chance to grow and fully realize the potential of what you’ve started.

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A Julie Ertz brace leads the charge as the USWNT take down New Zealand 3-1The Equalizer
The US Women’s National Team took on the Football Ferns of New Zealand on Friday night, looking for a more cohesive performance than the one they displayed at the mid-summer Tournament of Nations.

Diminishing returns: How NWSL caught up to the Seattle ReignFour Four Two
Seattle was a juggernaut in 2014 and 2015, but Laura Harvey’s magic hasn’t been as effective lately. What happened?

Sam Kerr: Matildas can win World CupPlayers’ Voice
There is no question about it. The Matildas can win the 2019 World Cup. Winning an event like the Tournament of Nations is incredible but if you’re not there in 2019, and you’re not playing at your best, then it was all for nothing.

UCD Waves claim WNL Shield after Galway victory Irish WNL
UCD Waves claimed the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Shield after an entertaining final at Eamonn Decay Park against Galway WFC.

‘It was affecting everything, my happiness. In the end I said, ‘I’m going to stand up for myself here”The 42
Ireland’s Denise O’Sullivan moved to the US last year but she was forced to press the reset button on her career just a few months ago.

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Sunday European Rewind: Man United drubs Everton, PSG defeats Lyon, and moreSBI
Manchester United kept on rolling in the Barclays Premier League, thumping Everton 4-0 on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s side saw goals from four different players in the dominant home victory.

Real Madrid tie Santos’ world record for scoring in consecutive gamesESPN FC
Real Madrid equalled the world record of scoring in consecutive matches — set at 73 by Brazilian club Santos in 1963 — when Borja Mayoral hit the back of the net in Sunday’s 3-1 triumph at Real Sociedad.

Date set for Dembele surgery as Barcelona prepare to be without €105m man for four monthsSN
Barcelona have revealed that €105 million signing Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery on his injured hamstring on Tuesday.

Man United will have to care about Man City as rivals set for epic title raceESPN FC
Jose Mourinho was clear when asked, after Manchester United’s 4-0 win at home to Everton on Sunday, about the need for his players to respond to Manchester City’s emphatic 6-0 victory at Watford 24 hours earlier.

Week 6 review: Paris pass OL test, Falcao firesLigue 1
Paris Saint-Germain maintained their three-point lead a top the standings with victory over an unlucky OL thanks to two own-goals while Radamel Falcao kept Monaco in touch with a star turn against Strasbourg.

Video ref helps Dortmund thrash Cologne in BundesligaSportsnet
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Maximilian Philipp and the video referee all struck twice as Borussia Dortmund routed Cologne in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

La Liga & Serie A: Real Madrid cruises, Napoli nets sixNBC Sports
A roundup of Sunday’s action in Spain and Italy’s top flights.

Genoa’s Pietro Pellegri sets Serie A record, sparking tears and transfer talkThe Guardian
The 16-year-old, who has similar qualities to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, lived up to the hype with two goals against Lazio to become the league’s youngest scorer.

Celtic’s Champions League opponents Anderlecht sack their managerBBC Sport
Belgian champions Anderlecht have sacked head coach Rene Weiler nine days before they face Celtic in the Champions League.

Wayne Rooney gets 2-year driving ban after pleading guilty to drink drivingESPN FC
Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.

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