BC Soccer News, Thursday, June 15, 2017



SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017, 7:00 PM

First team moves into Whitecaps FC National Soccer Development Centre at UBCWhitecaps FC
The first team moved into the Whitecaps FC National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC) at UBC, built in partnership with the University of British Columbia and the Government of British Columbia, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Worth the Wait: Vancouver Whitecaps finally move into new training facilityThe Province
The Vancouver Whitecaps finally moved into their glistening new training centre at the University of British Columbia on Wednesday, more than a decade after the club first started plans for a permanent home.

Whitecaps hope to inspire next generation with new training facilitySportsnet
On a recent trip to the U.K. to work on his coaching licence, former player and current Vancouver Whitecaps U-15s coach Robert Earnshaw had a chat with soccer legend Thierry Henry about the feeling some clubs inspire in their players. “He said, ‘Some football clubs, when you step in — top, top football clubs — you step in, and the first day, you just feel it,’”

Whitecaps unveil final phase of $32.5-million training facilityCBC
The 38,000-square-foot, three-level facility is a big upgrade for a team that’s spent 47 years in Vancouver without a place to call home.

Loan deals beckon for a number of Whitecaps: “They need competitive games”AFTN
Whether you like or loathe Vancouver Whitecaps approach to recent Canadian Championship and Champions League campaigns, the one thing they have certainly done is to give valuable competitive first team minutes to a number of the younger and fringe players on both the MLS and USL squads.

Vancouver Whitecaps: The Season So Far (The Forwards)Soccer Shorts
At least things haven’t been quite as bad this season and so we can conclude our ratings of the players so far with a cursory glance at the forwards.

Orlando City soccer player Cyle Larin arrested for DUIFox 35 Orlando
Canada’s Cyle Larin was arrested for DUI in Orlando early Thursday morning.

Impact’s Oyongo out for rest of MLS season with knee injurySportsnet
Montreal Impact left back Ambroise Oyongo will miss the rest of the Major League Soccer season after undergoing successful right knee surgery Tuesday to repair a ruptured patellar tendon. Oyongo suffered the injury last Saturday in Cameroon’s 1-0 victory over Morocco in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game.

MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas 2, Tulsa Roughnecks FC 1 | 2017 USOC Fourth RoundFC Dallas
FC Dallas scored just before the final whistle to advance, 2-1, against the Tulsa Roughnecks tonight at Westcott Field at Southern Methodist University.

Sounders oust Timbers from US Open CupGoalWA
Seattle Sounders FC topped the Portland Timbers 2-1 on Tuesday evening in the Fourth Round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Starfire Stadium.

Sacramento Republic 4, Real Salt Lake 1 | 2017 U.S. Open CupMLS
Playing with a squad mostly made up of reserves and youngsters, Real Salt Lake was exposed early and often against a Sacramento Republic FC attack that had failed to score in either of its last two USL games.

Galaxy advance in U.S. Open CupProst Amerika
The Galaxy continued its recent hot streak on Wednesday night. The setting were a little different, as the Galaxy were playing USL side Orange County SC in the U.S. Open Cup, and while the match was at the StubHub Center, the match was played at the track & field complex instead of the main stadium. The roster for Wednesday’s match also was different, as head coach Curt Onalfo elected to go with players mostly from its development squad LA Galaxy II.

Gerso’s sterling season continues in Sporting KC’s big Open Cup winMLS
Halfway through June, Gerso has seven goals across all competitions – and finally has his first assist in a Sporting kit.

Open Cup Clash Builds on New York RivalryEmpire of Soccer
The house may not have been full and fans couldn’t find the game on their TVs but the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup clash between the New York Red Bulls and NYCFC on Wednesday night helped the rivalry reach a new competitive high.

San Jose Earthquakes 2, San Francisco Deltas 0 | 2017 U.S. Open Cup RecapMLS
San Jose Earthquakes rookie midfielder Jackson Yueill scored just four minutes into his professional debut, sending his club on its way to a 2-0 victory against the NASL’s San Francisco Deltas in a Fourth Round U.S. Open Cup match Wednesday night.

US Open Cup continues to be benchmark for what Voyageurs Cup needs to becomeAFTN
Sadly, as the money takes over the game and league football is primarily all that matters any more to the big teams around the world, cup games have taken a back seat, with the top teams fielding weaker sides full of younger and fringe players. We see it ourselves here in Vancouver every year with the Whitecaps in the Canadian Championship. Something that cost us big time in the second leg against Montreal last month.

Greg Vanney’s aggression & authority paying dividends for Toronto FCWaking the Red
Greg Vanney deserves a lot of credit for the current state of Toronto FC. That is stating the obvious. But it needs to be said, especially given some of the vehement detractors that have voiced their opinions loudly in the past.

TFC’s Beitashour more than happy to fly under the radarSportsnet
Steven Beitashour and Justin Morrow are the best of friends off the field who both play the fullback and wingback positions, but go about their jobs in slightly different ways.

Stefan Frei receives U.S. citizenshipSBI
There are still some hurdles to clear before he ever represents the U.S. Men’s National Team, but Stefan Frei took a big step on Tuesday by becoming an American citizen.

MLS: Orlando City receives Stuart Scott ENSPIRE AwardSoccer America
For work in helping its community heal and recover from an attack on a local nightclub that left 49 people dead, Orlando City SC has been named winner of the 2017 Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, Atlanta United 1, June 3, 2017 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

3v3 Live Soccer Tour Comes to Canada


WolfPack Men’s Soccer-Penticton Pipeline Delivers againTRU Wolfpack
Head coach John Antulov has added another player from the South Okanagan city and the Penticton Pinnacles program to his roster with the announcement that 6’3” striker James Fraser will join the ‘Pack as of August 1st.

TOYSL Playoffs in KamloopsKYSA
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) is playing host to the 2017 Thompson-Okanagan Youth Soccer League (TOYSL) playdowns this coming weekend, June 16/17/18, at McArthur Island.

Capilano trio enters CCAA Hall of FameNorth Shore News
Longtime coach and athletic director Joe Iacobellis, soccer coach Doug Abercrombie, and soccer player Melissa Artuso all earned their spots in the CCAA Hall of Fame this year.

Soccer team kicks to title in OTPrince George Citizen
The Prince George Special Olympics soccer team had to put in a little extra work to clinch gold at a weekend tournament in Abbotsford.

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.

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.

PDL PHOTOS: TSS Rovers 2 Lane Utd. 2, May 12, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

3v3 Live Soccer Tour and Holbrook Sports Management are excited to announce the expansion of the 3v3 Live Soccer Tour into the Canadian soccer market. With the first event previously announced to take place on the August 19/20 weekend in Surrey, BC, the 3v3 Soccer Tour will expand to Abbotsford, BC, on August 20 and will include men’s and women’s open divisions.

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.

REVIEW: The Miracle Mile. Stories of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games BC BookLook
Author Jason Beck is curator of the BC Sports Hall of Fame in BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, and convenor two years ago of an excellent exhibition about the 1954 Games. In his first book, he proves to be a meticulous researcher, a compelling story-teller, and a crafty realist who knows how to hook his readers. Watch how, two pages into the book, he uses filmic technique to evoke the arriving athletes’ youthful buzz and give period colouring and costuming, but then smartly moves his camera in to introduce his stars.

TSS Rovers launch website & 2017 Season Ticket CampaignTSS Rovers
TSS FC Rovers play their inaugural season in the PDL at iconic Swangard Stadium. Season Tickets are $70 for Adults, $49 for U12 Youth.

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!

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.

Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on saleHighlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!

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.

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Jackson-Hamel scores winner for Canada after Hoilett’s penalty missthe11.ca
Junior Hoilett messed up his chance to be the hero — so Anthony Jackson-Hamel got the cape, instead.

Canada has to learn how to crawl before it can walkSportsnet
The Octavio Zambrano era officially began on Tuesday night at Stade Saputo where the Canadian men’s team earned a 2-1 win over Curacao in an international friendly.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017, 8:00 PM

FC Edmonton prepares for “local derby” in San Franciscothe11.ca
This Saturday night, the San Francisco Deltas are hosting a special night for singles at Kezar Stadium, offering the chance for like-minded soccer fans to meet and mingle.

Gameweek 12 Performances earn Ingham, Diakité, Ameobi NASL Team of the Week HonoursFC Edmonton
Striker Tomi Ameobi’s brace against the New York Cosmos, goalkeeper Nathan Ingham’s first two North American Soccer League (NASL) starts and another strong defensive showing from centre-back Abdoulaye Diakité helped earn the trio spots in this week’s NASL Team of the Week on Tuesday, June 13.

Onua Obasi snags spot on USL Team of the WeekOttawa Fury
Fury FC extended their unbeaten streak to four games last weekend, defeating the Harrisburg City Islanders 1-0 at TD Place thanks to an inspired performance from Onua Obasi.

Toronto Snaps Streak, Downs OrlandoUSL
Jordan Hamilton scored the only goal of the game as Toronto FC II defeated Orlando City B 1-0 at the Ontario Soccer Centre on Wednesday afternoon and snapped a 12-game winless streak.

Miracle on grass: FC Cincinnati downs Columbus Crew SCCincinnati.com
With the victory, FC Cincinnati proceeded to the U.S. Open Cup’s Round of 16. Its opponent and destination will be determined Thursday during a random drawing and subsequent coin flip conducted by the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF).

Pinho’s hat trick powers Miami FC past Orlando CityMiami Herald
Miami FC’s promising run in the U.S. Open Cup continued on Wednesday night. A hat trick from Stefano Pinho lifted Miami to a 3-1 victory over MLS club Orlando City to advance the NASL team to the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup.

Open Cup: FC Cincinnati and Sacramento make statementsSoccer America
FC Cincinnati and Sacramento Republic FC, two USL clubs very much in the hunt for MLS expansion teams, made a case for their bids both on and off the field with wins over MLS clubs before big crowds in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.

Liquor store-sponsored amateurs put scare in D.C. UnitedSN
When D.C. United took the field for its U.S. Open Cup clash Tuesday, the reserve-heavy side still featured a former MLS Defender of the Year, a Costa Rica international, two U.S. national team prospects and the tournament’s all-time leading scorer.

The legend of the Rochester Raging Rhinos, last underdog to win US Open CupMLS
All it took was a quick glance around the locker room for Pat Ercoli to know he was in trouble. Ercoli, who had replaced Jesse Myers as head coach of the Rochester Rhinos just 10 days earlier in the wake of the team’s dismal 1-6-1 start to their USL PRO season, was about to lead the reeling squad into battle against the New England Revolution in the third-round of the 2013 US Open Cup.

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France unveil venues for 2019 Women’s World Cup, Lyon to host opening match and finalInside World Football
The French Football Federation (FFF) has announced the nine cities that will host the matches of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup after due consultation with FIFA. Lyon will host both the opening match and the final.

Women’s Champions League entries confirmedUEFA
A record 61 teams from 49 different associations have entered the 2017/18 UEFA Women’s Champions League with Fiorentina, Ajax and Sporting CP among 11 debutants.

U.S. coach’s bonus for winning women’s World Cup: $90K. For men’s second round: $500K Washington Post
Jill Ellis received $90,000 in bonus and incentive compensation for coaching the U.S. women’s national soccer team to the 2015 World Cup title, less than a fifth of what Jurgen Klinsmann collected for guiding the men to the tournament’s second round a year earlier.

The World According to Weimer: Breakers Players Are ‘Different and Special’Empire of Soccer
The recent international break gave us the opportunity to work in smaller groups and accomplish different things compared to when the whole team is here. It was good. We also seemed to come a little closer as a team, so when the other players come back in, they’ll have a stronger core to jump back into, which is awesome. Because we have really missed Chappy. Well, I have anyway.

Female footballers to climb Kilimanjaro to play highest match in history CNN
Throughout history sportswomen have had to climb metaphorical mountains: pushing boundaries for the right to compete, confounding critics to reach their sporting summit.

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Mostly tight World Cup qualifying races as Europe breaks for summerSoccer America
The long European season is finally over. National teams will break for the summer before the mad dash to the finish line. After playing just six games over the first five FIFA calendar windows, European teams will play four games over the next two windows to leave room for the playoffs in November.

Tolisso signs record deal with BayernLigue 1
France midfielder Corentin Tolisso has left Olympique Lyonnais for Bayern Munich, signing a five-year deal worth a reported €41.5m – the most the German giants have ever spent and the most OL have received for a player.

Southampton sack manager Claude Puel after one seasonSN
Southampton have confirmed that Claude Puel has been sacked as manager after just one season at the helm.

Premier League: Saturday 19:45 kick-off proposals criticised by fans groupBBC Sport
The Premier League has been criticised by a fans group for considering playing games at 19:45 on Saturdays from 2019.

China’s FA ushers in transfer tax, doubling cost of imported foreign playersInside World Football
Chinese clubs looking to buy overseas players face a new 100% tax rule on all new acquisitions. Super League clubs were officially informed of the new regulation yesterday, the Chinese transfer window opens on Monday .

Referees given permission to abandon games as part of FIFA’s Confederations Cup anti-discrimination plansSN
FIFA has introduced a three-step plan designed to stop discrimination during matches at the Confederations Cup in Russia.

FIFA video review goal is avoiding errors, not perfectionMetro
Not perfect, but good enough to avoid game-changing referee mistakes at the World Cup. Football’s governing body set out aims for its experimental video review system ahead of live trials at the Confederations Cup starting on Saturday.

Fifa ‘has come up short’ in protecting Russia 2018 stadium workersThe Guardian
Fifa has fallen short of its commitment to protect workers on Russia’s World Cup stadiums who have been forced to do backbreaking labour in freezing conditions without appropriate clothing and not knowing if they will be paid, according to Human Rights Watch.

Premier League fixtures: Your club-by-club guide to the 2017-18 seasonBBC Sport
The Premier League fixtures for 2017-18 have been released. Chelsea will begin their title defence at home to Burnley on the weekend of 12-13 August.

Stadiums of the future: a revolution for the fan experience in sportThe Guardian
Tottenham’s new stadium will have its own microbrewery, while the Atlanta Falcons’ new home will feature the world’s first 360-degree video wall – what else does the future hold for sports arenas?

Nick Hornby looks back on Arsenal’s worst season in 21 years ESPN FC
Arsenal left Highbury for the Emirates in 2006 with the promise of big success. Well, we’re still waiting writes ‘Fever Pitch’ author Nick Hornby.

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