BC Soccer News, Monday, September 5, 2016




MLS PHOTOS: Whitecaps FC 0, New York Red Bulls 1, September 3, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

A lot of bull in front of goal as Vancouver Whitecaps blanked again in New York loss AFTN
A team winless in seven, and struggling to make the playoffs, at home to a team unbeaten in nine, and still with hopes of the Supporters’ Shield. There could only be one result, right?

‘Caps lose to the Red Bulls 1-0 Eighty-Six Forever
Another loss and the Vancouver Whitecaps’ playoff hopes fade farther in the distance.

Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson sent off for “acting in an irresponsible manner” but gets backing from Red Bulls counterpart Jesse MarschAFTN
Saturday was pretty much a day to forget for Vancouver Whitecaps. With their playoff hopes already hanging by a thread, New York Red Bulls may have been the scissors to deliver the final cut after a 1-0 victory at BC Place.

Wright-Phillips goal pushes Red Bulls to win over WhitecapsSBI
The New York Red Bulls’ hot streak continued on Saturday thanks in large part to the play of the team’s star striker.

Red Bulls get it done with an “ugly” winEmpire of Soccer
It was an ugly win — but the New York Red Bulls will take it. That is how returning team captain Dax McCarty described Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Beyond the Lens – Is All Lost?Eighty-Six Forever
To be fair, there will always be the eternal optimists trying through whatever means possible to keep their fellow fans excited. However, there are some games throughout the MLS season that you shouldn’t need to an external force to motivate you for.

Welcome to September, when MLS really starts to hot upThe Guardian
FC Dallas set up for success; LA Galaxy thrive under siege mentality; The perplexing case of Carl Robinson’s sending off; Juan Agudelo’s chance at the Revs.

The Best of MLS Week 26: Lampard, Fire and moreSBI
Despite the international break, the weekend provided a thrilling slate of MLS games that included some very memorable performances.

MLS Weekend Wrap: Absent several stars, LA Galaxy displays tactical wit in winFour Four Two
Despite a week of endless bad news, the LA Galaxy finally got back on track. And FC Dallas looks like a legitimate threat to win the treble.

MLS Week 26 Recap, Highlights: Lampard’s heroics, moreEmpire of Soccer
As club soccer goes, Major League Soccer had the weekend to themselves, playing through another international break. Some teams certainly looked like they were missing key players, but others adapted to the challenge.

International Roundup: How MLSers are faring in September FIFA windowMLS
Major League Soccer’s contingent of international players returned to action this week, with 64 players from all 20 MLS clubs getting back into the swing with their national teams for the September FIFA window.

Erick Torres loaned to Liga MX side Cruz Azul for the remainder of the yearProst Amerika
Houston Dynamo forward Erick “Cubo” Torres is returning to Liga MX on a loan deal to Cruz Azul. Los Cementeros will have the option to buy the Mexican forward if they are satisfied with his performance this season.

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Clan puts on defensive clinic in 2-0 upset over #4 Cal Poly PomonaSFU
On paper, the SFU Clan were seemingly outmatched against Cal Poly Pomona, as the Broncos came in ranked fourth nationally, and as the NCAA Division II National Runners-Up from 2015.

UBC scorers make splash in Mike Mosher’s 200th CIS victoryUBC
It was a game of milestones at Thunderbird Stadium Sunday afternoon, as UBC took three hard earned points from the UNBC Timberwolves in a 3-1 victory during Canada West soccer action. All three T-Bird scorers netted their first career goals and the win was the 200th of UBC Head Coach Mike Mosher’s illustrious, CIS championship laden career.

For the second night in a row, the Trinity Western men’s soccer dominated possession, earned a clean sheet but waited until the latter stages of the second half to nab the game-winner, as the Spartans won their fourth game in a row, beating Thompson Rivers 1-0 Saturday at Chase Office Field.

A goal from Jenaya Robertson (Delta, B.C.) in the 83rd minute lifted the Trinity Western Spartans to a 2-1 victory over the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades in the first game of the Canada West women’s soccer regular season on Friday evening.

Cascades men’s soccer team caps perfect weekend with 3-0 win over UBCOUFV
An offensive outburst and a highlight-reel save powered the University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team to a 3-0 home victory over the UBC Okanagan Heat on Saturday evening.

WolfPack Men’s Soccer Play Stronger Match But Result Same Losing to SpartansTRU Wolfpack
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team came out with a stronger effort but fell to the still undefeated Trinity Western University Spartans 1-0 in Canada West action Saturday (Sept 3) in Langley,BC.

Vancouver Whitecaps U16s remodelled roster brings “a lot of questions, but a lot of excitement” AFTN
Building on two straight heartbreaking quarter-final losses, hopes were high for Vancouver Whitecaps U16s as they headed into last season’s USSDA playoffs in June.

Canada West to livestream over 100 Soccer matches in 2016-17Canada West
With the 2016-17 Canada West regular season set to open later this week, Canada West is proud to launch passes for Canadawest.tv – the official streaming home of the conference.

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.

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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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Akindele vows goals, appeals to fans as Canada eye tall task at BC PlaceMLS
The Canadian national team may be down, but they aren’t out just yet. Following a 2-1 loss in Honduras on Friday, Canada will head to Vancouver’s BC Place in need of a goal-scoring breakthrough on Tuesday night, when they play their final game of the penultimate round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

Canada hoping to ‘come off the bat flying’ in quest for goals against El SalvadorGoal
Canada needs to go for goals on Tuesday night against El Salvador, but can the team break out of its defensive setup to do it?

Hoilett confident Canada can pull off miracleRed Nation Online
Canada is in a spot of difficulty as they try to earn a CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying spot in the “Hexagonal’ stage. In order to advance to the 5th round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Canada must beat El Salvador on Tuesday night at BC Place, and hope to get help from Mexico who takes on Honduras.

Hutchinson could’ve been a bigger star if he was born elsewhereCanoe
He should be one this country’s athletic treasures — every bit as big as Christine Sinclair or Andrew Wiggins or Andre De Grasse. The fact Attiba Hutchinson hasn’t been considered for the Lou Marsh Award shows you winning is, in fact, everything.

Dear Mexico: It’s Canada. We need your help. the11.ca
Hi, Mexico. Or, should we say, hola? It’s Canada here. Or, more specifically, the Canadian soccer community. You might remember us. Our team was (briefly) at the World Cup the last time you hosted it. We didn’t score a goal — but we didn’t get blown out despite being in a horrible group.

Honduras requests American referee taken off of game vs. MexicoGoal
Los Catrachos wrote to FIFA about concern that Mark Geiger will not be able to handle the pressure of the Estadio Azteca after his controversial Gold Cup.

CONCACAF trio join Mexico in HexFIFA
Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Panama all booked their places in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. With only two places now remaining in the last-six, Tuesday’s final matchday of the semi-final round should provide some mouth-watering drama.

St. Lawrence win Newfoundland Labrador provincial final CSA
The St. Lawrence Laurentians won the 2016 Newfoundland Labrador Cup men’s championship, their 29th provincial title since 1951. In front of their home fans at St. Lawrence Centennial Soccer Pitch, the boys in blue won 2:1 after extra time, with Brent Hennebury the hero by scoring the winning goal against visiting Mount Pearl on Sunday 4 September.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016, 3:00 PM


Derby Day in Langley: Whitecaps FC 2 host Sounders FC 2 at McLeod Athletic Park on Labour Day MondayWhitecaps FC
Footie fans in Langley are in for a treat, Cascadia style, as Whitecaps FC 2 host Seattle Sounders FC 2 at McLeod Athletic Park on Labour Day, Monday.

USL Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 vs. Seattle Sounders FC 2USL
Seattle Sounders FC 2 will look for a sweep of its home-and-home series with Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on Monday afternoon as the teams square off at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park in the final meeting of the season between the Cascadia rivals. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. PT.

Match Preview: Seattle Sounders FC 2 face Vancouver Whitecaps FC to start four-game road swingSeattle Sounders
Fresh off of a dramatic 2-1 victory down at Starfire Stadium  on Friday night, Seattle Sounders FC 2 will take on Vancouver Whitecaps 2 for the second time in four days on Monday (3 p.m. PT, Live Stream on SoundersFC.com), this time on Vancouver’s pitch.

Fordyce’s brace rallies Eddies from two goals down in Ottawathe11.ca
At the midway point of the first half, things looked bleak for FC Edmonton. The Eddies were down two goals on the road to Ottawa.

Red Bulls II claims sixth straight win; Closes in on USL Regular Season TitleNYRB
New York Red Bulls II claimed its sixth consecutive victory and moved closer to claiming the USL Regular Season Title with a win at Bethlehem Steel FC, 2-0. Brandon Allen and Derrick Etienne Jr. were the goal scorers, while goalkeeper Rafael Diaz kept the clean sheet.

Night of Firsts Impact Republic FC’s ClincherUSL
Sacramento Republic FC has undergone its share of adjustments this season, and while not every element has been seamless, the team’s depth and versatility have certainly made this campaign as successful as any other.

Soccer insider: Minor leagues are worthy of major concern Star Tribune
Baseball writer Bill James is best known for using statistics, but it was equally important to his writing that he refused to accept baseball traditions as set in stone. This is part of the reason that he once wrote, “The minor league system as it exists today is an abomination in the sight of the Lord” — and if American soccer isn’t careful, its minor leagues will go the same way.

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Lauren Holiday, former USWNT player, diagnosed with brain tumourCBC
Former U.S. soccer star Lauren Holiday has been diagnosed with a brain tumour while pregnant. Her husband, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, is taking an indefinite leave from the team to care for his wife.

Rapinoe kneels during national anthem in ‘nod to Kaepernick’The Equalizer
Megan Rapinoe knelt during the playing of the United States national anthem on Sunday to join Colin Kaepernick in his stance for justice.

Red Stars Rally To Draw SeattleProst Amerika
Making a push for the NWSL playoffs, the Chicago Red Stars had to take on a different approach. A two-goal rally, which came off the head of Sofia Huerta, a Christen Press penalty kick, and several spectacular saves from goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.

Sky Blue FC hopes hanging by a thread after 2-1 loss to FC Kansas CityEmpire of Soccer
Sky Blue may still have a pulse. But it’s faint. With time running out on the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season, a 2-1 loss to FC Kansas City at Swope Soccer Village might have just been enough to dash the playoff hopes of Sky Blue FC.

WSL Cup semi-final round-up: Birmingham and Manchester City set to do battle in OctoberVavel
With London Bees, Birmingham City, Manchester City and Arsenal all in the mix it was Birmingham and Man City who came out on top this weekend, sealing their spots in the Continental Tyres Cup final.

Division 1 Féminine – 2016-17 Season Preview: Can anyone end Lyon’s dominance? Vavel
As a new season kicks off, many familiar faces have departed from France while others have arrived. The aim for the other established teams will be to try and win the title, and stop Olympique Lyonnais’ current streak.

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Monday’s World Cup Qualifying European 1st round fixtures Yahoo Sports
Fixtures from the World Cup Qualifying European 1st Round matches on Monday.

Concacaf president Vincent Montagliani: ‘There has been a s—storm here’The Guardian
The man elected to rebuild Concacaf after decades of misconduct by officials believes it may take years to change a culture of corruption across the region.

Report: German legend Franz Beckenbauer has heart surgerySportsnet
Former soccer great Franz Beckenbauer has had open-heart surgery and received at least one bypass, according to a report in a German newspaper.

UEFA WCQ Roundup: Sam Allardyce wins first game as England manager in World Cup qualifyingToronto Star
Adam Lallana pounced in the fifth minute of stoppage time to ensure Sam Allardyce made a winning start as England manager Sunday, clinching a 1-0 victory over Slovakia in World Cup qualifying.

Germany begins World Cup defence with win over NorwaySportsnet
Thomas Muller helped Germany launch a confident start to its World Cup title defence Sunday with a 3-0 away win over Norway.

South America offers most intriguing World Cup qualifying raceSoccer America
There have been 20 World Cups but only eight champions. Which nation looks most likely to become champion No. 9?

Cristiano Ronaldo’s museum: a reminder of a great ego and an even greater talent The Guardian
There is a bronze statue and two mannequins at Museu CR7 in the Portugal captain’s home city of Funchal but what stands out is the vast trophy collection.

Messi: My son doesn’t really like football Goal
Thiago Messi is yet to embrace football like his father Lionel, who revealed his son’s lack of interest.

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