BC Soccer News, Thursday, July 28, 2016



THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016, 4:30 PM



Preview: Waston, MLS All-Stars face Arsenal FC tonight in San JoseWhitecaps FC
The 2016 MLS All-Star Game, which pits the best in Major League Soccer against English Premier League club Arsenal FC, goes tonight at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium (4:30 p.m. PT on TSN2).

MLS Homegrown 0, Mexico U-20 2 | 2016 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Match Recap MLS
A well-drilled Mexican Under-20 team proved too much for a selection of Major League Soccer’s best academy talent on Wednesday, triumphing 2-0 at Avaya Stadium in the third annual Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game.

Six players who could make a name for themselves in the MLS All-Star Game ESPN FC
Thursday’s MLS All-Star Game between the U.S. domestic league’s best and perennial Premier League contender Arsenal might be a glorified friendly, but it still provides lesser-known members of the home team — the guys who don’t boast the name recognition of Didier Drogba, Clint Dempsey or Giovani Dos Santos — with a rare opportunity to face one of the world’s most iconic clubs and benefit from the added exposure that comes with it.

Caps still plan to add a striker for the stretch runThe Province
“If we could make a deal within the league, we’d prefer to do that,” Caps president Bobby Lenarduzzi said during his TSN 1040 “President’s Week” hit Wednesday.

Seattle Sounders hope new addition Nicolas Lodeiro jump-starts attack MLS
After weeks of rumors and speculation, the Seattle Sounders officially unveiled Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro as their newest Designated Player signing in a morning press conference at the Ninety in downtown Seattle on Wednesday.

Report: Red Bulls to sign Austrian int’l Daniel Royer Empire of Soccer
Is Daniel Royer the New York Red Bulls’ long sought after transfer target? According to AOK.DK, FC Midtjylland is set to transfer Royer, 26, to the Red Bulls for 1.5 million krone – or roughly $224k.

Kreis focused on defense as Orlando fall to Stoke City in his Lions debutMLS
A new head coach, but similar problems for Orlando City SC. That was the takeaway on Wednesday night from the Lions’ prestige friendly with English Premier League side Stoke City at Eastern Florida College, the home of their Orlando City B USL team.

Ex-Newcastle defender Steven Taylor set to join Portland Timbers – sourcesESPN FC
Portland Timbers are set to secure the signing of former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

Villa suspension creates opening for forgotten forwardsEmpire of Soccer
As convenient as David Villa’s yellow card against the New York Red Bulls was for him, the ensuing suspension has opened a window for some New York City FC forwards to re-enter the first team.

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong on trial at Sporting KC ESPN FC
Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong is on trial at MLS club Sporting Kansas City as he tries to revive his career.

MLS Transfer Window Tracker: News and rumors from the 2016 summer window MLS
The 2016 MLS Secondary Transfer Window opened on Monday, July 4 and closes on Wednesday, August 3. During this summer window, MLS clubs can register new players via international transfers or intra-league trades.

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PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: Vancouver Thunderbirds 4, Mid Isle Mariners 1, July 24, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

WolfPack Men’s Soccer Set To Open 2016-17 Training CampTRU
Excitement is in the air as the start of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team training camp approaches. After learning they will host next season’s (2017-18) CIS Nationals, the WolfPack begin preparing for this season.

Whitecaps FC Community MVP Susan Dhillon believes all kids should have the opportunity to play Whitecaps FC
Each year, Whitecaps FC selects a Community MVP who uses soccer as a tool to make a difference in their community. The winner of the league-wide MLS Works Community MVP contest receives $10,000 to donate to the charity of their choice.

Jay DeMerit launches Rise & Shine Captain’s Camp in Pemberton Rise & Shine Foundation
A captain is an individual who unifies teammates into one team.  A captain has to be well rounded to lead by example. At the Rise & Shine: Captains Camps, the curriculum is specifically built around creating a balance of elite soccer training on the field, and all encompassing life skills training off the field.

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.

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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Women’s soccer team in Rio better than London Olympics squad, Canadian coach insists Toronto Star
Head coach Jon Herdman turned to youth after taking advice from Seahawks’ Pete Carroll following disappointment at women’s World Cup.

Canada Para Soccer in Denmark for Qualification TournamentCSA
Canada Soccer’s National Para Soccer Team have set their sights on Denmark, Finland, and Japan in the group phase of the 2016 IFCPF Qualification Tournament. Canada will face all three opponents over four days starting this Friday 29 July, with only two of four teams qualifying for next year’s 2017 IFCPF World Championships.

NCAA abuzz about Saltfleet Stoney Creek soccer club’s talent pool Hamilton Scores
When Mia Palango was recruited by coach Paul Giannini to play for Saltfleet Stoney Creek’s U16 girls Ontario Youth Soccer League team, she was very flattered to be included in a lineup of players talented enough to go undefeated to win the U14 Sportchek National Club Soccer Championship two years ago.

Mississauga soccer team claims international tournament Mississauga News
The Rush Canada Academy 2003 Blue squad won the under-13 Gold division, the top tier, at the 32nd annual Schwan’s USA Cup in Blaine, Minnesota. In the final on July 23, Rush Canada Academy defeated Esporte Club Pinherios Futebol Blue of Brazil 3-0.

Morgan eager to join soccer programsDaily Herald-Tribune
New GPRC Wolves soccer head coach Chris Morgan says he understands there’s big shoes to fill taking on the job, but is excited for the challenge ahead.




FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 6:00 PM


USL PHOTOS: WFC2 2, Sacramento Republic FC 1, July 24, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

USL Preview: Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 USL
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC welcomes Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 to Switchbacks Stadium on Friday night in one of the marquee games of Week 19 in the USL regular season, as two of the top three teams in the Western Conference square off.

USL 20 Under 20: 17-year-old Chung ranks no. 18 on league’s brightest young stars Whitecaps FC
The website’s ranking of the league’s top young talent, which includes input from coaches across the USL and insight from the staff at TopDrawerSoccer.com, has the Whitecaps FC Residency product at no. 18 – high praise for the 17-year-old prospect.

FC Edmonton (8W-3D-4L) extended their winning streak at Clarke Field to seven matches in a row following a 2-1 victory over New York Cosmos (9W-1D-6L) in North American Soccer League (NASL) play on Wednesday, July 27.

Eddies snatch seventh home win in a row after comeback over Cosmos the11.ca
If the Eddies are indeed putting together a special sort of season, they may look back on Wednesday’s 2-1 win at home over the New York Cosmos as the day they went from “the team that’s on a hot streak” to a “team that’s a genuine contender for a Soccer Bowl.”

The Ottawa Fury FC secured their second consecutive win and returned to the win column at TD Place by defeating the visiting Carolina RailHawks 2-0 on a hot and humid night at TD Place.

Cosmos Fall 2-1 in Edmonton After another Late Collapse Empire of Soccer
Another road match, another botched second half for the New York Cosmos was the familiar story for the NASL side on Wednesday night in Edmonton. A goal in the opening minutes wasn’t enough for the Cosmos to stave off a late rally from the Eddies to take all three points with a 2-1 result.

FC Edmonton won its seventh straight home game on Wednesday night, scoring twice in the final 11 minutes to defeat the visiting New York Cosmos, 2-1, at Clarke Field. The late rally, which featured goals from Nik Ledgerwood and Daryl Fordyce, served as an exciting start to Week 5 of North American Soccer League (NASL) Fall Season.

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2016 Olympic Games Preview: USWNT aims for another goldVavel
It’s been just over a year since the United States made history as they became the first team to win their third Women’s World Cup. They are going to the Olympics to try and make more history. No team has ever won the World Cup and Olympics in consecutive years and Jill Ellis and the USWNT are trying to be the first.

David Parker: Birmingham City Ladies boss writes off Champions League chances BBC Sport
Birmingham City Ladies have blown their chance of Champions League football next season, says boss David Parker.

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Atletico Nacional too powerful for Independiente del Valle in Copa Libertadores final ESPN FC
So there was no fairy tale ending to the 2016 Copa Libertadores. Little Independiente del Valle of Ecuador fell at the final hurdle, losing 1-0 in the second leg and 2-1 on aggregate to Atletico Nacional of Colombia, who win South America’s major club title for the second time in their history.

Report: Bob Bradley a candidate for Hull City job SBI Soccer
Bob Bradley is currently preparing for his first full season in charge of French side Le Havre, but the former U.S. Men’s National Team coach has been named as an unlikely candidate for a Premier League job.

Samir Nasri left out due to weight issues, says Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola The Guardian
Pep Guardiola said Samir Nasri did not play in Manchester City’s two friendlies in China because the Frenchman was overweight when he returned for pre-season.

John Stones: Pep Guardiola confirms Man City interest in Everton defenderBBC Sport
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed he is interested in signing Everton defender John Stones.

Jürgen Klopp sent Mamadou Sakho home for a ‘lack of respect’ The Guardian
Jürgen Klopp has revealed he sent Mamadou Sakho home because of a lack of “respect” from the player.

Champions League: Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers hails draw in AstanaBBC Sport
Boss Brendan Rodgers praised Celtic’s resilience after they came back to draw 1-1 in the away leg of their Champions League qualifier against Astana.

FA’s youth coaching game-changer means more ball-work and less shouting The Guardian
A fresh approach to the education of coaches moves away from the command-style model to a method that is more about whispering than hairdryer treatment.

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