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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
FC DALLAS vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
MLS MATCHDAY #20
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, 5:00PM
TOYOTA STADIUM, FRISCO, TX
TV: TSN2 RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN GO
Training report: Robinson talks loans, Davies, and more – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson met with the media on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s visit to FC Dallas.
Canada’s Alphonso Davies wins trio of Gold Cup awards – SN
The plaudits keep coming for Alphonso Davies. As if it was in doubt, CONCACAF confirmed the 16-year-old as the Best Young Player at the 2017 Gold Cup on Wednesday. In addition, Davies was named to the tournament Best XI and ended up in a three-way tie for the Golden Boot as top scorer.
Alphonso Davies’ upbringing, character mean he can handle the spotlight – ESPN FC
The rapidity of Alphonso Davies’ ascension is not lost on the 16-year-old. It was barely more than a year ago that he convinced his tearful mother to let him leave Edmonton for Vancouver, that he’d stay dedicated to his studies, that his soccer dreams were worth risking what his family had sacrificed.
Davies a rested development with Caps, who are more patient than fans – National Post
Alphonso Davies reached rock star status with his recent play in the Gold Cup. The talented teen has a much lesser role under Whitecaps’ coach Carl Robinson.
Toronto FC’s Raheem Edwards has been overshadowed by teenage phenom Alphonso Davies – Toronto Sun
Still just a rookie to Reds fans, Raheem Edwards is an old man compared to the up-and-coming Canadian who hijacked his spotlight.
In-form Altidore, Bradley return to Toronto FC as Gold Cup champions – SN
In years past, Toronto FC fans would be holding their collective breath while watching Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore compete for the U.S. national team.
BREAKING NEWS: LA Galaxy fire Curt Onalfo, bring back legend Sigi Schmid – Four Four Two
The LA Galaxy have fired head coach Curt Onalfo and hired former Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid to take his place, according to a league source with direct knowledge of the move. The news was first reported by the LA Times’ Kevin Baxter.
Success of Chicago, Toronto shows MLS clubs must adapt or be left behind – ESPN FC
It has been a strangely undefined MLS season so far. Or at least, there has been a sense that traditional balances of power no longer hold sway, even as it remains unclear exactly where or how the new power bases are going to develop.
Union cruise past nine-man Crew – SBI
The Philadelphia Union bounced back nicely from a defeat in Columbus on Saturday to defeat the visiting Crew, 3-0, on Wednesday at Talen Energy Stadium.
Sounders must make additions to compete with MLS elite – Prost Amerika
As always, discussing the transfer market with Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey is an exercise in decoding corporate-speak, squeezing every drop of intrigue out of various forms of no comment. “I’m a lawyer, man,” Lagerwey says, slyly. “Until things are signed, they’re not signed. We’ve had lots of conversations with lots of different people, and we’re working on it.
New York Red Bulls vs. Montreal Impact | 2017 MLS Match Preview – MLS
After struggling to start the season, the New York Red Bulls look like they’ve got things figured out as they approach Saturday’s home encounter against the Montreal Impact.
Bastian Schweinsteiger to captain MLS All-Stars vs. Real Madrid – ESPN FC
Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will captain the MLS All-Star side that takes on Real Madrid after winning a fans’ vote.
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, Portland Timbers FC 2, July 23, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux
BC SOCCER NEWS
WolfPack Men’s Soccer Set To Open Training Camp – TRU
“It’s On”. The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team begins what they hope will be a memorable season when they open training camp next Monday (July 31) at Hillside Stadium.
2017 PDL All-Western Conference Team – USL PDL
Victoria Highlanders’ Sho Goto selected to the All-Star XI.
Abbotsford’s Megin Turi named to Whitecaps REX – Abbotsford News
Chief Dan George Middle School student Megin Turi was named one of nine players from the BC Soccer Premier League to receive an invite to join the Whitecaps Girls Elite Regional EXCEL (REX) program.
Whitecaps midfielder shares soccer knowledge with Nanaimo youths – Nanaimo News Bulletin
Mauro Rosales visited soccer camp participants at May Bennett Pioneer Park earlier this week .
Thunderbirds look to provide ‘Hope and Health’ at Musqueam Park – UBC
It was a perfect day for soccer at Musqueam Park as the UBC Thunderbirds joined up with the Vancouver Whitecaps for the annual Hope and Health soccer event.
Vancouver United 2017 PCSL League Champions – Challenge Cup Next – BC Soccer Web
The 2017 season wraps up July 29-30 with the Challenge Cup playoffs at Trasolini Turf in Port Moody.
BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book Recommendations – BC 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.
2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in Review – BCSA
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, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
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!
To our Readers: A Choice – BC Soccer Web
Soccer has brought us to the United States many times. It’s a great place with decent people. We especially look forward to our Cascadia trips to Seattle and Portland. They’re incredible cities with wonderful supporters. That’s why it was so disheartening to see chaos and fear take hold in the airports and borders of our neighbours to the south.
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
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.
Introducing BC Soccer Web Syndication – BC Soccer Web
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.
Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! – BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Canada Soccer Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) survey indicates principles are making a difference – CSA
Since the adoption of the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model in 2008 when Canada Soccer launched Wellness to World Cup, LTPD principles have become commonplace in a majority of environments where young Canadians are playing the game. According to a recent survey of stakeholders responsible for grassroots development, including players, parents, coaches, referees and soccer administrators, more than 75% of people say they support the principles of LTPD.
VIDEO: ‘I want to help take this team to the top:’ Meet 16-year-old Canadian national team and ‘Caps striker Jordyn Huitema – Whitecaps FC
WhitecapsFC.com takes a closer look at 16-year-old Canadian national team and Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX striker Jordyn Huitema, who earlier this month became the first player to score for Canada’s U-17, U-20, and senior women’s national teams in the same year.
Medals and memories at Canada Summer Games – Winnipeg Free Press
Summer is a time when Winnipeg welcomes many casual visitors who come to see family or friends, to experience tourist attractions or to attend festivals. But there is nothing casual about 4,000 visitors arriving in Winnipeg throughout the next two weeks. They come with intense intentions.
2017 Women’s League1 Ontario All-Stars Defeated In Penalties By Canada Games’ Team Ontario – League1 Ontario
The 2017 Womens #L1OAllStar match between League1 Ontario All-Stars and Canada Games’ Team Ontario had to go to a penalties to decide the winner after the score remained all square at 1-1 for full-time.
P.E.I.’s Cameron O’Hanley returns to soccer pitch with national team – CBC
Making national para squad feels ‘surreal’ for athlete who suffered brain injury in accident four years ago.
Assessing the pitch battles in Newfoundland senior soccer leagues – The Telegram
Checking out who sits where as Challenge Cup and Jubilee Trophy teams head into the stretch run.
Soccer program gives kids with special needs a chance to play – CBC Montreal
Saint-Lazare-Hudson Hawks new, all-inclusive soccer program instant hit with kids and parents.
Morocco set to bid for 2026 World Cup with 100% support of Africa – Inside World Football
Morocco have decided to gamble once again and take on the joint might of North America and Mexico in a bid to host the 2026 World Cup, according to leading Confederation of African Football (CAF) official Amaju Pinnick.
Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 November – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
ORANGE COUNTY SC vs. WFC2
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, 5:00 PM
ANTEATER STADIUM, IRVINE, CA.
Get to know Ben McKendry, FC Edmonton’s newest Fall Season addition – FC Edmonton
The 24-year-old Whitecaps FC midfielder joined the Eddies on loan for the 2017 NASL Fall Season.
Fresno FC Receives Warm Reception – USL
Fresno FC was warmly welcomed to the USL on Wednesday morning as the ownership group by local businessman Ray Beshoff was officially awarded a franchise for the 2018 USL season in a ceremony at Chukchansi Park. The club’s official colors and crest were also unveiled at the ceremony as the club established its branding within the local soccer community.
Experienced European Midfielders Join Orange County SC – OCSC
Midfielders, Frank Olijve and James Baxendale join Orange County SC following successful careers in Holland and England respectively.
Rhinos Get Past Toronto at Home – USL
Stefan DeFregger broke through in the 58th minute to help lift the Rochester Rhinos to a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC II at Capelli Sport Stadium on Wednesday.
How City of Angels FC put together a venue, team, kit and badge in just two weeks – SocTakes
City of Angels FC are the club that appear to have it all. Sting, the rock icon, wears branded T-shirts on stage at his concerts; Cobi Jones, the former United States international, is the newly appointed director of football; they recently put on a soccer clinic with Manchester United and have basked in international media coverage. And yet their first season in the fourth-tier National Premier Soccer League was, to put it mildly, a complete mess.
USL PHOTOS: WFC2 1, Reno 1868 FC 1, July 15, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Euro Day 10 Recap: Camille Abily rescues 10-woman France; Austria win Group C – The Equalizer
Camille Abily’s 76th-minute free kick rescued 10-woman France, who advanced to the quarterfinals of the European Championship by the skin of their teeth with a 1-1 draw. Tipped by many to end Germany’s dominance at the event, Olivier Echouafni’s side found itself in dire straits after 19 minutes when Eve Perisset was sent off for a last defender foul and Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic scored off the ensuing free kick to put Switzerland on top.
Euro 2017: Maja Kildemoes adapting well to life across the border – Vavel
A utility woman, during the first-half of the year 20-year-old Maja Kildemoes has already played almost every outfield role for either Linköping or Denmark, a natural defender a spell at right-wing brought about four goals in one game for the rangy Dane.
VIDEO: UEFA TV Streaming all Women’s EURO 2017 Matches – YouTube
You can watch the entire Euro 2017 tournament live on Uefa’s YouTube Channel.
USA coach Jill Ellis looking toward the future at Tournament of Nations – The Guardian
The World Cup-winning manager is reshaping USA’s player pool ahead of France 2019, and in the process, may be reshaping the culture around the team.
Making a List: NWSL in the Tournament of Nations – Soccer America
The USA opens play in the Tournament of Nations — U.S. Soccer’s newest international women’s tournament — when it faces Australia in Seattle on Thursday night. The first game at CenturyLink Field pits Brazil against Japan.
Point by Point: Bush, Lauletta preview Tournament of Nations – The Equalizer
U.S. Soccer’s newest McTournament kicks off on Thursday when Brazil plays Japan followed by the United States and Australia in a doubleheader at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Reign FC’s Megan Rapinoe named NWSL Player of the Month for July – GoalWA
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) today announced Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe is the NWSL Player of the Month for July. This is the first time Rapinoe has been named Player of the Month, and the fifth time a member of Reign FC has earned the honor.
Kilkenny United boosted by two huge signings from Wexford Youths – Irish WNL
Continental Tyres Women’s National League side Kilkenny United have been boosted by two new additions from Wexford Youths.
Citi ProCamp: Tobin Heath – The Players’ Tribune
The Players’ Tribune, in partnership with Citi and ProCamps, presents a series of short videos connecting fans and athletes around the country. In this episode, Tobin Heath runs drills with some campers and speaks candidly about her relationship with the game.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Report: Neymar agrees five-year deal at Paris Saint-Germain – NBC Sports
L’Equipe is reporting that Neymar has agreed terms on a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain but that the French giants are now trying to get Barcelona to reduce the $260 million transfer fee which is Neymar’s release clause.
Jordan Morris scores late winner to lead USMNT to Gold Cup title – SBI
With just minutes remaining in Wednesday’s Gold Cup final, the U.S. Men’s National Team was in need of a hero and it was Jordan Morris who stepped up.
US national team savor 2017 CONCACAF Gold cup title: “It means a lot” – MLS
United States national team coach Bruce Arena came into this summer’s Gold Cup tournament looking to see new faces, striving to unearth players who could be of use in the Americans’ remaining qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup. The group stage games were a laboratory of sorts, trying out different combinations and new permutations.
Finding meaning in the International Champions Cup – Prost Amerika
It is just a friendly. That is what I kept telling myself as I approached matchtime yesterday en route to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. There wasn’t three points on the line in a league competition nor were these teams regional foes in the D.C. area (unless you count pubs in during Champions League match days). No, Wednesday’s match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona was just a glorified training expedition filled with $85 dollar tickets, nameless players taking the pitch, and advertisements.
MLS All-Star opponent Real Madrid lose to Manchester City in friendly – MLS
Real Madrid’s tour of the United States continued on Wednesday with a 4-1 friendly loss to Manchester City at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
James Rodriguez gets fresh start at Bayern Munich – Soccer America
James, who turned 26 this month, arrives on a two-year loan, Bayern paying Real Madrid $5.8 million per season, picking up his $9 million salary, with an option to buy out his contract, which goes through 2022, for $40 million.
UCL: Celtic and Nice held at home, six-goal thriller in Belgium – UEFA
There was nothing between Celtic and Rosenborg or Nice and Ajax in the first legs, while Club Brugge and İstanbul Başakşehir shared six goals in a remarkable draw.
Africa Cup of Nations changes will do far more harm than good – The Guardian
The new June start will reduce club-country wrangles but the weather could be a problem and the increase to 24 teams is a terrible idea.
Argentina, Uruguay to go ahead with 2030 World Cup bid – Sportsnet
Argentina and Uruguay are going ahead with plans to make a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup despite expected competition from China and others.
Chilean footballers’ romance with Liga MX continues to grow – ESPN FC
Back in the 2003 Apertura, three Chilean forwards who were stealing the headlines in Liga MX were Sebastian “Chamagol” Gonzalez at Atlante, Luis Quinteros at Puebla, and Reinaldo Navia at Morelia. Gonzalez finished the season with six goals, Navia with 12 and Quinteros with nine. Before the 2003 Apertura, Gonzalez completed the 2003 Clausura with 16 goals and the 2002 Apertura with 13.
UEFA says jailed vice-president Angel Maria Villar resigns – Sportsnet
The corruption crisis in world soccer has removed another top FIFA official. Jailed in Spain on suspicion of financial wrongdoing as head of the Spanish football federation, Angel Maria Villar has resigned his top positions at FIFA and European governing body UEFA.
What ever happened to Byron Moreno? The heroin-smuggling worst referee in history – SN
Moreno’s infamously – and suspiciously – error-strewn handling of Italy’s World Cup 2002 clash with co-hosts South Korea remained a great source of outrage among football fans on the peninsula.
FA laws: New five-year bans for grassroots players who assault a referee – BBC Sport
Players at grassroots level who assault a match official will now receive a minimum five-year ban, the Football Association has told BBC Sport.
Viktoria Plzen install new dugouts shaped like giants cans of beer – ESPN FC
Ordinarily speaking, the installation of new dugouts at a football stadium probably wouldn’t be worth mentioning. However, the new dugouts installed at Viktoria Plzen’s stadium are no ordinary dugouts.
Retiring from football is traumatic for the pros – but it’s even worse for us amateurs – The Guardian
Sunday League players aren’t offered lucrative second careers in management or the media. The best we can hope for is a game of golf – or badminton.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca