VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. COLORADO RAPIDS
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN 1 RADIO: TSN 1040 LIVESTREAM: TSN GO
Crystal Palace announce travelling roster for North American Tour, friendly vs. ‘Caps – Whitecaps FC
English Premier League club and 2015-16 FA Cup finalist Crystal Palace FC have announced a 26-man roster for their upcoming North American tour, which concludes with a friendly against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 19 at BC Place.
Ten things to know ahead of Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Colorado Rapids – Colorado Rapids
Ahead of Saturday’s first of two trips to Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7:00 p.m PT), here are 10 things that you may, or may not, have known.
Whitecaps transfer Rivero to Chilean giant Colo-Colo – Goal
“We thank Octavio for his contributions and wish him all the best in Chile,” said Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson. “We have built a solid foundation, and this move gives us flexibility moving forward as we continue to look to strengthen our roster for both the short and long term.”
You get what you pay for – Vancouver Whitecaps next DP signing needs to be an experienced difference maker – AFTN
Rivero’s transfer frees up cap space, a roster spot, an international spot and, perhaps most importantly, a Designated Player spot. We say perhaps because the Whitecaps track record with their Designated Players has been pretty awful.
The Whitecaps’ search for a striker is officially on – Vancouver Sun
It’s tough to pull off a big trade in Major League Soccer. There’s a salary budget, and 417 pages of roster rules, and a general reluctance to trade within your own conference. Perhaps the only thing tougher to pull off at this time of year is an impact summer signing.
The Whitecaps Need a New Striker – Eighty-Six Forever
And then there were two. With the departure of Octavio Rivero the Whitecaps have only two healthy strikers left to field.
Orlando City fires head coach Adrian Heath – SBI
After nearly eights in charge at Orlando City SC, head coach Adrian Heath has been fired by the club.
The Legacy of Adrian Heath – The Mane Land
The Gaffer spent many a year having success with the Orlando City organization and his contributions to the club will be forever ingrained in its history.
Impact acquire striker Mancosu on loan from Bologna – Sportsnet
The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that they have acquired Italian striker Matteo Mancosu on loan from Bologna, pending an international transfer certificate.
Revolution say missed chances, key non-calls tilted balance in home loss – MLS
The cards haven’t been coming up in the New England Revolution’s favor for much of the season and on Wednesday they were dealt a bad hand once again in a 1-0 loss at home to New York City FC.
NYCFC’s Designated Players prove too much for Revs in home defeat – Bent Musket
When lineups for Wednesday night’s match between the New England Revolution and New York City FC were released, the away side’s setup raised an eyebrow or two. Their three Designated Players – David Villa, Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo – were all starting on Gillette Stadium’s newly-minted turf field.
SHOPPING SAM: Red Bulls shopping Lloyd Sam around to MLS teams for allocation money – Big Apple Soccer
Midfielder Lloyd Sam, who has been a regular in the Red Bulls Starting XI since 2013 is being shopped by the Red Bulls, so a highly placed within the league source tells BigAppleSoccer.com.
Gonzalo Veron is not a bust – he just doesn’t fit in – Empire of Soccer
One of the more interesting debates to emerge from the New York Red Bulls loss to New York City FC revolves around Gonzalo Veron. Is he a bust? Or isn’t he?
Vermes: No doubt that Jason Kreis would’ve done better at NYCFC this year – MLS
Peter Vermes and Jason Kreis did their share of verbal sparring when Kreis’ Real Salt Lake side and Vermes’ Sporting Kansas City were in the early years of forging their on-pitch rivalry.
TFC goalkeeping situation: Why Bono over Roberts? – Sportsnet
The Toronto FC fanbase held its collective breath when starting goalkeeper Clint Irwin crumbled to the turf in agony.
New York Red Bulls beat Club America 2-0 in international exhibition – MLS
The New York Red Bulls’ mastery of international teams in recent years continued on Wednesday night, a 2-0 friendly win over Club America perhaps a springboard for the team following a rough stretch in league play.
Why the power in MLS has shifted firmly to the Western Conference – The Guardian
Western teams appear faster, stronger, more competitive and more tenacious – and teams from the East are too quick to fire the coach when things go wrong.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Get to know the ‘Caps U-18 players before Thursday’s playoff match – Whitecaps FC
On Thursday, the ‘Caps U-18 Residency team looks to make the final four from the 74 team USSDA as they host Sacramento Republic FC U-18 in the quarterfinals. Come out and support the boys to create a home field advantage. The match is free of charge at 3 p.m. PT at UBC Dhillon Field.
2016 Youth Provincial Cups Hosted by Burnaby District Youth Soccer Association, North Vancouver Youth Soccer Association and Pinnacles FC – BCSA
Burnaby District Youth Soccer Association to host the Youth Provincial A Cup, North Shore Youth Soccer Association will host the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup, and Pinnacles FC will host the Youth Girls Provincial B Cup.
Westcoast Auto Group FC Seeks Men’s Premier Coach – BC Soccer Web
Playing in the Fraser Valley Soccer League, the WCAGFC Men’s Premier team is now looking for a coach for the 2016/17 season, commencing in August 2016. The season runs approximately from August – March with weekly expectations of 2 training sessions and one game during that period. The commitment for the position is estimated at 7 to 8 hours per week.
BC Soccer Assoc. Hosts Annual Referee Assessors and Instructors Symposium at the BC Soccer Provincial A Championships July 6-10 – BCSA
The BC Soccer Assoc. Youth Provincial A Cup will host the Annual Referee Assessors and Instructors Symposium on July 6-10 while the Les Sinnott Memorial B Cup and the Girls Provincial B Cup will host other grassroots referee initiatives including mentorship from referees who are part of the Candidates Program.
Beck, Team Canada beat New Zealand to punch semifinal ticket at World University Futsal Championship – UFV
Shelby Beck, a five-year standout with the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer program, is in Goiania, Brazil this week as a member of Team Canada at the World University Futsal Championships. We’ll be following her progress and updating this page with game-by-game results.
Vancouver Whitecaps player visits Nelson soccer camp – Nelson Star
Luca Gluckman had to think carefully about what he wanted to ask Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Marco Bustos. “What are you allergic to?” the five-year-old asked Bustos on Wednesday at Lakeside Park. Other queries included his favourite colour (blue) and his favourite player (Barcelona’s Lionel Messi).
Five KYSA teams headed to Burnaby – Kamloops This Week
Five Kamloops Youth Soccer Association clubs have qualified for the 2016 BC Soccer Provincial A Cup Tournament in Burnaby this weekend.
Team will Storm provincials – Nanaimo News Bulletin
An undefeated season has brought the Storm this far, and now they’ll try to go a little further. The Upper Island Storm U14 rep girls’ soccer team is set to compete at B.C. Soccer’s A Cup provincial championship tournament this week (July 7-10) in Burnaby.
SOCCER: Surrey teacher Geri Donnelly humbled by BC Sports Hall of Fame nod – Surrey Now
The latest honour that came Geri Donnelly’s way took her by complete surprise. The retired soccer star is among 11 athletes inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame, which hosted a Banquet of Champions at a Vancouver hotel on June 9.
Island Portuguese fans revel in victory, with one more to go – Times Colonist
“Portugal works so well as team,” said Oscar Furtado, a Victoria-based music promoter. These ties run deep. Oscar’s cousin, Victoria-produced singing star Nelly Furtado, co-wrote and sang the official theme song, Forca, for the 2004 Euros hosted by Portugal.
Buono, Benning and Lenarduzzi headline Chilliwack Sports Dinner – Chilliwack Progress
The general managers of Vancouver’s three major professional sports teams will be under one roof in Chilliwack Oct. 27.
BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in Review – BCSA
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 Mandate – BCSA
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.
Victoria Highlanders 2016 Season Tickets Now Available – Select Your Seats
The Victoria Highlanders are ready to return to the PDL for 2016. BC Soccer Web encourages all soccer fans on Vancouver Island to get behind their team. Season tickets are now on sale and extremely affordable. Support Local Soccer!
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
Three Years of Benito: How Has Canadian Soccer Fared Under Floro’s Guidance – Waking the Red
On July 5th, 2013 the Canadian Soccer Association concluded their search for a new head coach of the men’s national team. Benito Floro, and his son Antonio (assistant coach) were signed to a contract that would see them through to the end of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. With three years under his belt its time to evaluate Floro Sr. and reflect on how he has performed with the CanMNT.
Kirby chasing down Holy Cross in Jubilee Trophy league – The Telegram
It’s been a pretty good week for Jessie Noseworthy. On Sunday, the Holy Cross Avalon Ford striker was named the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association’s senior female player of the month for June, and a night later, she scored the game’s only goal as league-leading Holy Cross downed arch-rival C.B.S. Kirby United 1-0 in a Breen’s Jubilee Trophy women’s soccer game at the Topsail Turf Complex.
Louis-Riel lands FC Barcelona academy program – Orleans Online
École secondaire publique Louis-Riel has been named as one of four locations in Canada to host an academy soccer program by the world famous FC Barcelona soccer club.
Pointe Claire golden at Laval International Cup – The Suburban
Heading into their third game of the day last Sunday at the Bois de Bolougne soccer complex, the Pointe Claire U17 boys dug deep to best the Fabrose Fusion 2-0 to claim the championship of the 31st edition of the Laval International Cup.
Soccer action will dominate the Games – Estevan Mercury
The beautiful game will take over the fields at Cactus Park for the duration of the July 24-30 Estevan 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games.
Summer soccer for Syrian refugee children – MyToba
A former refugee living in Winnipeg will be helping repay the kindness he experienced after moving to Canada, by extending it to a new generation of Syrian refugee children.
Erin McLeod: It’s time to Motivate a Nation! – themotivenation.ca
After building a successful e-commerce (www.peaudeloup.com) and a physical retail store in West Vancouver (CAPOSHIE) Women’s National Team Goalkeeper Erin McLeod has decided after a series of misfortunate events it’s time to branch out on her own with her new inspiration project, Motive Nation, launching to the public on July 1st, online at www.themotivenation.ca.
WFC2, USL & NASL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
RIO GRANDE VALLEY FC vs. WFC2 2
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 5:30 PM
RIO GRANDE VALLEY STADIUM, EDINBURG, TX.
Tulsa’s Ochoa Named USL Player of the Week – USL
Scored a goal, added two assists in USL Game of the Week win against Arizona.
Sounders FC 2 ties Saint Louis FC – Seattle Times
Emir Alihodzic scored early for S2, but St. Louis earned the equalizer in the 86th minute.
Bethlehem Steel topped by Toronto FC II – Philly Soccer Page
Bethlehem Steel FC concluded a five-game road stretch with a 3-2 loss to Toronto FC II at the Ontario Soccer Centre Wednesday night.
FC Cincinnati’s 11-game win streak comes to an end – Cincinnati.com
Futbol Club Cincinnati might be the sensation of the 2016 United Soccer League season, but that didn’t seem to faze the Rochester Rhinos, a stalwart franchise in American soccer and the defending USL champion.
Republic FC stunned by Real Monarchs after losing 2-goal lead – Sacramento Bee
Ricardo Velazco scored a goal, had an assist and caused a stoppage time own goal to rally the Real Monarchs SLC to a 3-2 win over Republic FC and end Sacramento’s nine game unbeaten streak in front of an announced sellout crowd of 11,569 Wednesday night at Bonney Field.
Poku and the Age of Panic in the NASL – Fifty-Five One
Kwadwo Poku’s $700k transfer to Miami FC (on the heels of their $750k signing of Richie Ryan) has caused a frenzy of weeping and gnashing of teeth. But is it a sign of NASL growth or the soccer-pocalypse?
Savarese: Cosmos “Need to Grow” in Order to Close Out Matches – Empire of Soccer
The team that earned the nickname “Cardiac Cosmos” last year now finds itself on the complete opposite end of the spectrum at the start of this year’s Fall Season.
WATCH: NPSL goalkeeper scores from over 100 yards out on punt – Four Four Two
The craziest goal you’ll see this week took place in a match which you very likely didn’t see.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Phase Two of NWSL season in full swing – Keeper Notes
With July upon us, the NWSL enters Phase Two of the NWSL season, the period during which teams must cope with the absence of national team players who will play in the Rio Olympic Games.
Orlando Pride Signs Goalkeeper Kaitlyn Savage – Orlando City SC
Orlando Pride announced today that it has signed reigning Westfield W-League Goalkeeper of the Year, Kaitlyn Savage. Savage will join the Pride ahead of Sunday’s match against the Boston Breakers, pending the receipt of her International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per team and league policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Amandine Henry the reason for NWSL growth? – Vavel
Third time looks to be the charm for women’s club soccer in the US and international stars are just adding to the success.
Reading Women sign Irish international Sophie Perry – Vavel
The Royals have signed the experienced defender on a permanent deal from Brighton & Hove Albion.
US Deaf WNT captures second World Cup title, hearts across America – Once a Metro
On Saturday, July 2, 2016, for the second time in less than a year, a United States women’s national team stood upon a medal stand and hoisted a World Cup trophy in the air, celebrating yet another impressive World Cup win.
EURO 2016 & WORLD SOCCER NEWS
How to Watch Euro 2016 on TV in Canada – BC Soccer Web
The Euros are one of the most popular soccer events on Canadian Television screens. Past Euro competitions have garnered high TV ratings in Canada, and all of the matches are easily accessible.
TSN’s Euro 2016 TV Schedule – TSN
The most up to date resource for upcoming Euro 2016 Matches on TSN.
Party atmosphere as rivals France and Germany face off for spot in final – France 24
More than 15,000 Germany fans led the latest Euro 2016 invasion of Marseille on Thursday ahead of their country’s key semi-final clash against France, while excitement built in the host nation.
Euro 2016 semifinal preview: Germany vs. France – Toronto Star
Germany plays France on Thursday for a chance to play Portugal in the European championship final this weekend.
France one win from Euro 2016 final six years after disgrace of South Africa – The Guardian
Didier Deschamps’ team have restored the supporters’ trust, helped by the fact Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, Dimitri Payet and others have had to struggle through the lower leagues to make it to this point.
Euro 2016: Deschamps’ dilemma – go at Germany, or play it safe? – BBC Sport
France coach Didier Deschamps has got some big decisions to make about who he is going to play in Thursday’s Euro 2016 semi-final against Germany and how he is going to approach the match.
Germany happy to keep faith with Thomas Müller against France – The Guardian
He may not be firing on all cylinders but the Bayern Munich forward has the game and mental fortitude to come good at any time.
Ronaldo fires Portugal past Wales and into Euro 2016 final – France 24
Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal and inadvertently set up the other as Portugal ground out a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday to march into the Euro 2016 final.
Portugal find a solution to their attacking conundrum: forget the centre-forward – The Guardian
Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani are not traditional central strikers but they had the decisive say in Portugal’s Euro 2016 semi-final win over Wales, scoring a goal each.
Euro 2016: Wales lose semi-final but are still winners – BBC Sport
Wales may be out of Euro 2016 after losing 2-0 to Portugal in the semi-finals, but in many ways they are one of the real winners of the tournament. BBC Sport looks at some of the reasons why.
Wales’ Euro 2016 heroes to have open-top bus parade in Cardiff – ESPN FC
Wales fans will get the chance to welcome home Chris Coleman’s Euro 2016 squad with a special event in Cardiff on Friday, which will include an open-top bus parade and a performance by Manic Street Preachers.
Wales exceeded expectations at Euro 2016 – but must now deal with them – The Guardian
Chris Coleman’s side lit up Euro 2016 yet their inhibited performance in losing to Portugal in the semi-finals shows they have to cope with growing pressure.
Manchester United set to smash world transfer record to sign Juventus’ Paul Pogba – Sydney Morning Herald
Manchester United are set to smash the world transfer record to sign one of the brightest talents in world football, a player they lost for almost nothing just four years ago.
Argentina name 18-man Olympic squad amid participation doubts – ESPN FC
Manuel Lanzini, Luciano Vietto and Angel Correa were the headliners as Argentina announced their squad for this summer’s Olympic tournament, while Paulo Dybala, Matias Kranevitter and Mauro Icardi were left out.
Crotone makes approach for Balotelli – Goal
The Italian striker is not expected to play a big part for Liverpool next season and the newly-promoted Serie A side is hoping to snap him up, the club’s president has confirmed.
Liverpool accept £15m Bournemouth bid for Jordan Ibe – source – ESPN FC
Liverpool have accepted a bid of £15 million from Bournemouth for winger Jordon Ibe, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.
Clarence Seedorf: Former Milan boss named coach at Chinese side Shenzhen FC – BBC Sport
Former Netherlands midfielder Clarence Seedorf has been named head coach at Chinese second-tier club Shenzhen FC.
A question of compliant? FIFA parachutes Vesel into audit hot seat – Inside World Football
A new member of Gianni Infantino’s inner protective clan or a genuinely positive step in FIFA’s reform process? Make up your own mind.
Lionel Messi: Barcelona star appeals over tax fraud verdict – BBC
Barcelona football star Lionel Messi and his father will appeal against a Spanish court decision to sentence them each to 21 months in jail for tax fraud, the player’s lawyers say.
Match-fixing whistleblower attacked in Granada public park – AS
José Guerrero, who blew the whistle on an alleged bribe from ex-Granada president Quique Pina to Las Palmas, was beaten and stabbed in a Granada public park in the south of Spain.
CAS dismisses Skenderbeu appeal with key decision in battle against match-fixers – Inside World Football
The dismissal of the appeal by Klubi Sportiv Skenderbeu to have their Champions League ban lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) could prove to be a landmark decision in the battle against match-fixing.
Are we obsessed with youth sports? – Great Schools
A few years ago, when our youngest was 12, he waited for a pause in dinner conversation, then cleared his throat and told us that he did not want to play competitive sports anymore. For a moment, the family was stunned into silence.
Man City signs teenager just to play FIFA – Goal
The Premier League side has signed its first e-sports player to represent the club at international tournaments, following on the example of the likes of West Ham and Wolfsburg.