VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
2018 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 2 TORONTO FC 2
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
A “fuming” Carl Robinson rips referee David Gantar after Whitecaps hurt by what he feels were contentious decisions – AFTN
Unfortunately it was the man in the middle who once again stole most of the headlines in Wednesday evening’s Canadian Championship clash between the ‘Caps and Toronto FC at B.C. Place after Gantar was at the centre of what were some of the decisive key moments in the match.
Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC draw 2:2 in opening leg of 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round – CSA
Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Toronto FC battled to a 2:2 draw in the opening leg of the 2018 Canadian Championship Final Round at BC Place on August 8. The second leg at BMO Field kicks off at 16:45 PT on Aug 15 and will be LIVE on TSN1, TSN4, RDS2 and TSNGo.
Whitecaps FC grind out 2-2 draw in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC will head to Toronto next week with the Canadian Championship final in the balance after a thrilling 2-2 draw in the first leg at BC Place.
2018 Canadian Championship Recap | Vancouver Whitecaps 2, Toronto FC 2 – Toronto FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC thought they held the edge in the 2018 Canadian Championship final, as they were leading late in stoppage time, but an own goal at the death left them level with Toronto FC 2-2 in the first leg at BC Place on Wednesday.
Mixed feelings for Whitecaps, Toronto FC after first-leg CanChamp draw – MLS
A 10-man Whitecaps side dug deep, taking the game to the visitors in the second half after Felipe received a straight red card in first-half stoppage time.
Late drama helps TFC with draw against Whitecaps – Red Nation Online
The first leg of the Canadian Championship Final kicked off with neither side earning a clear advantage. Vancouver looked to have earned a 2-1 advantage, but a stoppage time own goal from Doneil Henry squared the opening leg 2-2.
Vancouver Whitecaps: Oh Henry! – Soccer Shorts
In the end the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-2 tie with Toronto FC in the first leg of the Voyageur’s Cup Final resembled nothing so much as a badly written HBO series which relies on unbelievable narrative twists, clichéd characters and the kind of cliffhanger of an ending that even the most jaded hack would turn their nose up at. It was also a game of two halves.
Unfortunately for Henry, his habit of scoring clutch Canadian Championship goals for TFC continues – the11.ca
Doneil Henry scored three Canadian Championship goals in his time with Toronto FC. On Wednesday night, in the 95th minute of the first leg of the Canadian Championship final, Henry scored a fourth career Voyageurs Cup goal for Toronto FC. Problem is, he’s wearing a Vancouver Whitecaps jersey, now.
Takeaways: Whitecaps hard done by in draw with TFC – Sportsnet
The Whitecaps were seconds away from earning a win after playing a man down for the entire second half, but a disastrous own-goal by Doneil Henry allowed TFC to escape with a draw and return home for next week’s second leg of the Canadian Championship with two precious road goals.
Bernie Ibini exits Vancouver Whitecaps, joins Emirates Club – ESPN
Twice-capped Socceroos attacker Bernie Ibini has moved from Canada to the Middle East after signing a deal with U.A.E. Pro League club Emirates Club.
Club coach Pa-Modou Kah departs ‘Caps to pursue new opportunity with FC Cincinnati – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed that club coach Pa-Modou Kah left the club on July 23 to pursue a new opportunity with the FC Cincinnati technical staff as a scout.
Dr. Rick Celebrini accepts new role with NBA champions Golden State Warriors – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Wednesday that the club’s head of sports medicine and science Dr. Rick Celebrini has accepted the position of director of sports medicine and performance with the National Basketball Association’s Golden State Warriors.
US Open Cup: Cory Burke sees Philadelphia past Chicago, Houston needs pens to oust LAFC – ESPN
The U.S. Open Cup will have a first-time champion this year.
MLS Deadline Day Ticker: Timbers brings back Villafana, LAFC lands Josh Perez, and more – SBI
MLS transfer deadline day had teams across the league wheeling and dealing.
French international right-back Bacary Sagna joins the Impact – Montreal Impact
The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday that the club has come to terms with French international right-back Bacary Sagna on a contract until the end of the 2018 season, with an option for the 2019 season. He will join the club upon receiving his international transfer certificate and passing his medical.
Impact acquires Uganda international midfielder Micheal Azira – Montreal Impact
The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday the acquisition of Uganda international midfielder Micheal Azira, from the Colorado Rapids, in return for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. He will join the club upon receiving his international transfer certificate.
Impact acquires forward Quincy Amarikwa from the San Jose Earthquakes – Montreal Impact
The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday the acquisition of American forward Quincy Amarikwa from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for midfielder Dominic Oduro. His acquisition will be confirmed upon receiving his international transfer certificate.
Toronto FC acquires young Argentine forward Lucas Janson on loan – The Star
Toronto FC has acquired Lucas Janson on loan from Argentina’s Tigre, hoping the young South American forward will add to its offensive options.
D.C. United reacquires Bill Hamid on loan from Midtjylland – WJLA
Bill Hamid is rejoining D.C. United. United announced Wednesday that they have reacquired the goalkeeper on a year-and-a-half loan that runs through the end of the 2019 season.
Austin stadium vote could trigger Crew move to Texas – Peterborough Examiner
Texas’ thriving capital city may finally become a major league sports town. It will just take moving a bedrock franchise of Major League Soccer out of its home turf to do it.
PSV agrees to penalty should it ever move team from Austin – Columbus Dispatch
Under an updated stadium term sheet agreed to by Precourt Sports Ventures and Austin, Texas, city staff, the Crew SC operator would be required to pay the city $1 million for each year remaining on its lease in the event it relocates from Austin.
BC SOCCER NEWS
RASA Summer League Division Champions Crowned – BC Soccer Web
Both divisions of this year’s RASA Summer League came down to the wire with a final match between two top teams determining the 2018 League Champions.
PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Khalsa SC 2, Vancouver Utd. 0, July 29, 2018 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League season – Pacific FC
Join Vancouver Island’s new CPL club! Become a Member of Pacific Football Club for first access seat selection and tickets.
Call for interest for 2018 TD Diploma course – BCSA
Based on the level of interest, BC Soccer is planning to host a 2-day Technical Director’s course in late November or early December of 2018 (dates and location TBA). If you are interested in this course, please let BC Soccer know so they can update you.
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.
Becoming a BC Soccer Referee – BCSA
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.
Introducing BC Soccer Web Syndication – BC Soccer Web
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! – BC Soccer Web
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CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Canadian international striker Janine Beckie joins Manchester City women’s team – Delta Optimist
Canadian international striker Janine Beckie has joined the Manchester City women’s team in a transfer from Sky Blue FC of the NWSL.
September draw to clarify Canadian women’s path to World Cup qualification – Globe & Mail
Canada will learn its qualifying road for the 2019 Women’s World Cup at the Sept. 4 draw in Miami for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
Kingston Clippers set sights on league championship as regular season ends – Global
The Kingston Clippers need some help to win the Ottawa Carleton Premier Women’s Soccer League.
Dartmouth Storm Soccer Club making waves – Dartmouth Tribune
Founded in 2010, Dartmouth Storm Soccer Club has been making waves in the Dartmouth area. Run almost entirely by volunteers, with a wide variety of coaches, players and board members, the club has already won its fair share of medals. Now, less than 10 years after the birth of the club, Storm is still giving back to the community, players and to those who helped found it.
United U18 girls win playoff opener – Journal Pioneer
The Summerside United opened the Subway P.E.I. Under-18 Girls Soccer League (Premier Division) playoffs on a winning note Tuesday night.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Bevan loaned to USL affiliate Fresno FC – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Wednesday that striker Myer Bevan has been loaned to the club’s United Soccer League affiliate Fresno FC through the end of 2018.
Fury FC signs national team stalwart David Edgar – CBC
Ottawa Fury FC have made another high-profile signing, announcing the arrival of Canadian defender David Edgar on Wednesday.
Preview: Toronto FC II vs. Richmond Kickers – Toronto FC
Toronto FC II are back home and looking to get back in the win column as they play host to the Richmond Kickers on Sunday night at BMO Field. The game is part of a doubleheader with the first team taking on NYCFC.
LA Galaxy II sign defender Justin Fiddes – LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy II have signed defender Justin Fiddes, the club announced today. Fiddes, from San Diego, Calif., joins Los Dos after spending the first half of the season with Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Anhaeuser Named USL Coach of the Month – USL
The Charleston Battery’s Mike Anhaeuser has been voted the USL Coach of the Month for July, having led the Battery through a month in which the side won five of its six league contests and went undefeated overall to move into second place in the USL’s Eastern Conference standings.
Possibilities: Going Pro From the NPSL North – Fifty Five One
Today, we talk about a level above the existing NPSL, brought about by the open secret that the league is working to create a professional level of play, for at least some of its teams, to launch in 2019.
The idea for a new Spokane downtown stadium looked dead. Here’s how it was revived – GoalWA
In the basement of Spokane City Hall last week, with the deadline to make a decision fast approaching, Rick Romero faced the City Council with one final offer. This, he thought, could save the prospect of a new stadium downtown.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Stengel scores another game-winner, Royals a point out of 4th – The Equalizer
Katie Stengel hit her second game-winner in four days to lift Utah Royals FC to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Spirit on Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. The win moves the Royals to within a point of the playoff line and dropped the Spirit to a league-worst 14 losses.
NC Courage dominating 2018 season – ABC 11
If it were not for an improbable loss to Portland in last season’s championship match, the North Carolina Courage would be closing in on a dynasty.
Reign FC make two moves to finalize roster – Sounder at Heart
Tuesday was the roster freeze date for NWSL teams, at which time all contracts became guaranteed and no additional roster moves are permitted.
Jarrett refuses to rule out UWCL qualification – Irish WNL
Rianna Jarrett hasn’t ruled out the possibility that Wexford Youths can top their Champions League qualifying group despite losing 4-1 to Ajax in their opening game.
FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018: New Zealand hold hosts France to goalless draw – FIFA
New Zealand frustrated hosts France and held them to a goalless draw in Group A at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 on Wednesday evening.
WSL transfer round-up: 8 August – Vavel
West Ham have continued to push the boat out as Yeovil still look to be searching for a paddle.
Division 1 Féminine 2018-2019 Preview: FC Girondins de Bordeaux Féminines – Vavel
After finishing last season around the position most felt that Bordeaux would finish at, Jérôme Dauba’s team will look to try and further their ambitions this season.
Lyon, where champions are made – FIFA
Lyon could have been forgiven for going into the 2017/18 campaign slightly less motivated than usual, having lifted the UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy the two previous seasons and the French title 11 times in succession. The club’s winning culture is no passing trend, however, with great care being taken to ensure that their rivals have nothing but runners-up spots to contend for.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Ligue 1 season preview: PSG will be even stronger under Thomas Tuchel – The Guardian
Lyon are best placed to challenge PSG, Patrick Vieira will hope to take Nice into Europe and Caen face a relegation battle.
Ligue 1 2018-19: Neymar’s star risks being eclipsed by Mbappe – Yahoo Sports
Neymar heads into the new Ligue 1 season at something of a crossroads, with the Brazil superstar seeking to make up for an underwhelming World Cup campaign.
Beware Marseille on opening day – Ligue 1
Olympique de Marseille will be hoping their historical luck on the opening day of the season holds up as they do battle with Toulouse FC in the first match of the 2018-19 Ligue 1 Conforama season on Friday night.
Deadline Day deals: Man City sign Arzani; Perez to West Ham – NBC Sports
Transfer Deadline Day has arrived in the Premier League and a flurry of deals look set to be completed up until the 9 a.m. PT cut-off point.
Real Madrid lands Courtois, Chelsea fills void with Kepa: What’s next for Keylor Navas? – CBS Sports
It’s summer, and that means Real Madrid is after another big name goalkeeper to replace the always-reliable Keylor Navas. It’s been an interesting transfer window for the goalkeeper position, with Liverpool breaking the record transfer fee for Brazilian shot-stopper Alisson. And now, there are two more big moves. Real Madrid has agreed to a deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, while the Blues quickly found their replacement in Spain.
Teenager Wague joins Barcelona after impressive World Cup – Sportsnet
Barcelona has signed teenager Moussa Wague after impressing with Senegal at the World Cup.
Everton sign Barcelona defender Yerry Mina and Brazil winger Bernard – BBC Sport
Everton have completed the signing of Barcelona defender Yerry Mina for 30.25m euros (£27.19m) as well as former Shakhtar Donetsk winger Bernard.
Summer transfer deadline change will be reviewed in September, says PL boss Scudamore – Inside World Football
English Premier League chief Richard Scudamore admits the new transfer window deadline has not solved all the problems of the past and will be reviewed in September.
Celtic held at home by 10-man AEK Athens in Champions League qualifier – The Guardian
Celtic’s bid for Champions League football is in danger following a 1-1 draw against AEK Athens in the first leg of their third-round qualifier at Parkhead.
Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino happy with squad despite no signings – ESPN
Mauricio Pochettino is not expecting Tottenham Hotspur to make any signings before Thursday’s deadline but insists he is happy with his squad and that the club can make forward strides this season.
Fenerbahce lead the way as young players take centre stage in Turkey – The Guardian
There has been a summer of austerity in Turkey with free-spending club presidents being held accountable for clubs’ debt and this has given young, homegrown players a chance.
Dinamo Minsk and Zenit face each other in a proper post-Soviet derby – Futbolgrad
Despite being an ever-present fixture within the Belarusian Premier League since its creation in 1992 and going on to win five of the first six championships, Dinamo Minsk have struggled relative to their previous success in recent years. While BATE Borisov have completely dominated domestic football in Belarus with an astonishing 12 consecutive Vysheshaya Liga titles to date, Dinamo have won just one title since the turn of the century.
Zlatko Dalic to stay as coach of Croatia’s national team – Sportsnet
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic looks like he will be staying with the national team after leading it to the World Cup final.
Footballer heart death risk ‘underestimated’ – BBC
The risk of footballers dying because their heart stops beating is higher than experts thought, a study suggests.
Young footballers should put percentage of wages in trust – Danny Webber – BBC Sport
“If you can’t live on £2,000-a-week of that and still have a nice car, still have a nice watch, but gradually build into that level of money and understand what it means to handle that kind of money – then there’s something wrong,”
U.N. refugee agency welcomes Thai move to give cave boys citizenship – Yahoo Sports
The U.N. refugee agency welcomed on Thursday a decision by Thailand to grant Thai citizenship to three boys and their soccer coach from among a group of 13 who were rescued from a flooded cave last month.