BC Soccer News, Thursday, August 10, 2017



SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017, 5:00 PM

Whitecaps FC acquire Egyptian international central midfielder Aly GhazalWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday that the club has signed central midfielder Aly Ghazal with the use of Targeted Allocation Money.

Whitecaps trade Christian Dean to Chicago, add Aaron Maund from RSLThe Province
The Whitecaps are shuffling their centre back depth, as Christian Dean is off to Chicago, while adding Aaron Maund from Real Salt Lake.

Whitecaps FC acquire centre back Aaron Maund from Real Salt Lake Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Wednesday that the club has acquired centre back Aaron Maund from Real Salt Lake in exchange for Vancouver’s natural third-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

Why Aaron Maund was transferred from RSLRSL Soapbox
The move gives a talented player minutes and opens roster space.

Chicago Fire SC Acquire Defender Christian DeanChicago Fire
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club have acquired defender Christian Dean from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for $50,000 of General Allocation Money, an additional $50,000 of conditional Targeted Allocation Money in the event Dean starts 12 or more 2018 regular season matches for the Fire, as well as a percentage of any future transfer fees, which is on a sliding scale and expires following the first transfer window of 2020. Dean is contracted through the 2018 season with club options for 2019 and 2020.

NYCFC Trades International Spot to Vancouver WhitecapsNYCFC
New York City FC announced today that the Club has traded one international spot to Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for $75k GAM (General Allocation Money).

MLS Transfer Deadline Day RecapSBI
With the secondary transfer window now closed, a few MLS teams made key moves to strengthen their roster for a late-season push to the playoffs. Here’s a look at all of the completed moves from yesterday’s deadline, along with past transfers from this window.

D.C. United signs Paul Arriola in most expensive deal in club historyWashington Post
D.C. United transformed its last-place roster Wednesday, announcing the acquisition of two midfielders and, with time running out before an MLS deadline, finalizing the most expensive deal in club history with the signing of U.S. national team midfielder Paul Arriola.

Paul Arriola transfer to MLS breaks new groundSoccer America
D.C. United pulled off one of the biggest signings in league history when it acquired 22-year-old Paul Arriola from Mexico’s Tijuana, across the border from his hometown of Chula Vista, California. No American so young has returned home for so much money.

Real Monarchs Sign Costa Rica National Team Winger Diego Calvo and Argentine Forward Juan MareRSL
Real Monarchs SLC announced Wednesday that the club has signed Costa Rica National Team FW Diego Calvo and Argentine FW Juan Ignacio Mare, pending league and federation approval and receipt of visas and ITCs.

FC Dallas sign Venezuelan midfielder Luis GonzalezMLS
FC Dallas have added to their midfield attacking corps with the signing of Venezuelan midfielder Luis Gonzalez, the club announced on Wednesday.

Orlando City sends Luis Gil to Colorado, gets Dillon Powers just before trade deadlineOrlando Sentinel
Hours before MLS’ summer transfer window slammed shut Wednesday night, Orlando City hustled to make a deal with the Colorado Rapids.

Ballou Tabla apologizes for skipping Impact practiceMontreal Gazette
Midfielder Ballou Tabla has apologized to the Montreal Impact for skipping a training session this week.

Toronto FC see out quiet transfer window ahead of moment of truthWaking the Red
The Reds have built a squad capable of contending for the MLS Cup and did not need to alter it significantly.

Sporting KC tops Earthquakes in penalty kicks to advance to U.S. Open Cup final SBI
Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup semifinal went all the way to penalty kicks but, when all was said and done, Sporting KC booked a spot in the tournament finale.

Carlos Vela – LAFC Move Does Not Translate to Major League Soccer SupremacyFutebolcidade
Carlos Vela is going to become the first ever designated player of the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). The move was announced via the club’s Twitter account on Tuesday and Vela will become just the third player to sign for the club. Earlier this month LAFC also announced the signing of former US national team coach Bob Bradley making him the franchises first ever manager.

Major League Soccer’s debut of video replay a success, and not just for the Philadelphia UnionPhilly.com
The Union had an opportunity this past Saturday to join their Philadelphia sports brethren in one of the more ignominious chapters of the local history books: tales of being done wrong by a referee’s video replay.

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Canada Soccer Introduces New Title Sponsor for National Championships and BC Soccer Announces New Hosting Partner for 2017 Jubilee & Challenge Trophies BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is pleased to announce that it will now host the 2017 Toyota National Championships in partnership with the Central City Breakers FC (CCB) after the Fraser Valley Soccer League unfortunately withdrew from hosting the event late last month. Following a successful site visit from Canada Soccer, Newton Athletic Park in Surrey, BC has been confirmed as the new location of the event which will take place October 4th – 9th, 2017.

WolfPack Men’s Soccer Off To Calgary For Exhibition Tourney TRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team plays their first set of exhibition matches this week.

beIN Sports available to Shaw Cable subscribersCartt
beIN Sports has announced a new distribution deal with Shaw Communications that makes the global sports network available to all Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct Satellite TV customers.

B.C. settles for draw, swimmer comes up shortKelowna Capital News
The BC men’s soccer team kicked off their 2017 Canada Summer Games tournament Aug. 7 settling for a 1-1 draw with Saskatchewan.

Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament resultsKamloops This Week
The Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament wrapped up on Monday, following a weekend in which players endured smoky skies and, at times, poor air quality.

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!

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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 SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! BC Soccer Web
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L1 Cup 2017 Champions CrownedOntario Soccer
FC London and Woodbridge Strikers were crowned as L1 Cup 2017 winners at a gala weekend that saw League1 Ontario players showcased at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

Manitoba’s Dragojevic brings skill, passion to pitchWinnipeg Sun
Max Dragojevic admits there was a time not long ago when he spent a bit too much getting in his own way. The red cards piled up and the centre midfielder found himself watching from the sideline instead of playing the sport he loves on the pitch.

Canada Games provides young match officials a proving groundCSA
The first of two soccer competitions are now complete at the 2017 Canada Games with Quebec taking the women’s soccer tournament gold medal. Ontario won the silver medal falling to Quebec in the final 1:0 while Nova Scotia took bronze 1:0 over Alberta. However, the players weren’t the only young women that were given an opportunity during the tournament.

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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SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017, 6:30 PM

Hamilton’s Tally Leaves TFC II, Independence Level USL
Jordan Hamilton scored in stoppage time as Toronto FC II earned a 2-2 draw with the Charlotte Independence on Wednesday night at BMO Field, a result that saw the 10-man Independence extend their undefeated streak to 12 games, tying a club record.

Preparation through injury pays off in positive return for CoreaFC Edmonton
The winger played a pivotal role in his return from injury on August 5, scoring twice for the Eddies in a 3-1 win over the Indy Eleven.

A Machiavellian response to USL’s complaining ownersPhilly Soccer Page
James Poling of NewsOK.com has floated the idea that the independent owners in USL are dissatisfied with the business performances of the wholly-owned MLS affiliates with whom they share league membership.

USL PHOTOS: WFC2 3, Rio Grande Valley FC 3, August 2, 2017BC Soccer Web
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FC Kansas City vs North Carolina preview: Two teams on the opposite side of the standingsVavel
FC Kansas City and the North Carolina Courage return to Children’s Mercy Victory Field to make up their July 22nd matchup that was called in the 39th minute due to severe weather.

The World According to Weimer: The Locker RoomEmpire of Soccer
As the season has gone on for the Breakers, people have come into their own and found their morning routines and habits, likely without even knowing it.

Taylor Smith: from undrafted to national team starterStars & Stripes FC
Like a lot of NWSL players, Smith had a great college career and some stints with the US youth setup. At UCLA she scored 27 goals in 87 games and won a national championship in 2013. So along with 144 of her peers, she submitted her name for the 2016 NWSL college draft. She didn’t end up getting picked by any of the 10 teams in the league.

FA push for Team GB squad to compete at Tokyo OlympicsSky Sports
The English FA is pushing for a British women’s team to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Wenger expects female managers in Premier League ‘soon’SN
Arsene Wenger says there could be female managers in the Premier League in the next 10 to 15 years.

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Mexico Captain Rafa Marquez Among 22 USA Treasury Sanctions for Alleged Drug TiesSI.com
Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the United States Treasury announced Wednesday.

Dortmund reject Barcelona’s €100m offer for Dembélé and suspend player The Guardian
Borussia Dortmund have rejected Barcelona’s opening offer for Ousmane Dembélé and suspended the France forward after he missed a training session on Thursday.

Liverpool reject €100m Barcelona bid for CoutinhoSN
The Brazilian playmaker’s future at Anfield has been the source of constant rumours for much of the summer with the Blaugrana reportedly making an earlier bid for him.

2017/18 English Premier League PreviewSBI
Chelsea’s dominant debut season under Antonio Conte was sealed with a Premier League title in 2016/17, and the Blues are among the contenders to repeat this season while other top sides look to spoil the party.

Breaking down key transfers of Premier League’s top seven clubsSportsnet
With so much at stake for all teams involved – title contenders, middle of the pack, or those playing for their Premier League lives – July and August is the time when clubs transform, often times at staggering financial rates.

West Ham bid club record £27.1m for William CarvalhoThe Telegraph
West Ham United have bid a club record €30 million (£27.1m) for the highly-rated Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

Brazil back on top while Gold Cup performers climbFIFA
Brazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.

Turkish League kicks off with big-spending Galatasaray hoping to challenge BesiktasThe Guardian
The Super Lig starts on Friday with an array of high-profile names having joined the main clubs, including Pepe, Emmanuel Adebayor, Fernando and Mathieu Valbuena.

Broadcast rights boom set to stay, but the market players and payers might changeInside World Football
Anyone expecting the football bubble to burst for premium broadcast rights will have a long wait. A survey by broadband and TV comparison website Broadband Genie found that 78% of sports subscribers would consider leaving or switching their TV provider if they lost the rights to their favourite sports.

Massimiliano Allegri: The PrincipalThe Players’ Tribune
When I watched Mario Mandžukić’s strike arch over the Real Madrid goalkeeper, I thought, Wow … maybe. Then it hit the back of the net, and I thought, O.K., maybe this is our chance.

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