BC Soccer News, Thursday, June 2, 2016



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Fury FC score big win in front of big crowd at TD PlaceOttawa Fury
Ottawa Fury FC wowed the biggest crowd of the season at TD Place on Wednesday night as 9,057 pushed their side to a convincing 2-0 victory in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semi-final.

Fury 2 Whitecaps 0: Capital punishment for Caps in OttawaVancouver Sun
The feel-good factor was gone by halftime. The Whitecaps started six Canadians in Wednesday’s Amway Canadian Championship first-leg semifinal, but it was the host Ottawa Fury who delivered.

Young ‘Caps fall 2-0 to Ottawa Fury FC in first leg of Amway Canadian Championship semifinal – Whitecaps FC
For Vancouver Whitecaps FC to successfully defend their first-ever Voyageurs Cup, they’re going to need a big performance a week from now at BC Place.

Fury upset Whitecaps in Amway Canadian championship semisSportsnet
Jonny Steele and Paulo Junior both scored as Ottawa upset the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 on Wednesday in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semifinal at TD Place.

Fury claim historic first win over MLS side in Canadian Championship semifinals Goal
First-half goals by former Whitecaps players Jonny Steele and Paulo Junior give NASL side Ottawa a two-goal aggregate advantage over Voyageurs Cup holder Vancouver.

Vancouver Whitecaps “didn’t compete” with Ottawa Fury in shocking lossMLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps face an uphill struggle if they want to retain their Amway Canadian Championship crown, after crashing to a shock 2-0 defeat at NASL side Ottawa Fury in the first leg of their semi-final on Wednesday evening.

Vancouver Whitecaps Forget the ACC Started Tonight, Losing 2-0 to Ottawa FuryEighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps began defense of their Canadian Championship Wednesday night against Ottawa Fury. Well, they were supposed to start their defense, however, apparently no one informed the youth-laden team that took to the pitch as their display was abysmal.

Report and Reaction: Capital punishment for Vancouver Whitecaps as they fail to handle Ottawa Fury’s balls of SteeleAFTN
It was the first meeting between the two sides but it’s going to be one that Vancouver Whitecaps will want to forget quickly, as they crashed to a 2-0 defeat in their Canadian Championship semi-final first leg at Ottawa Fury on Wednesday evening.

Voyageurs Cup: Ottawa Stun Vancouver Mount Royal Soccer
In a game that made a statement to Canadian soccer fans, the Ottawa Fury defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 in the opening leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semi-finals. It is a night that will be remember in Ottawa for a long time to come, especially if they can repeat the performance next week.

Alphonso Davies becomes youngest player to appear in ‘Caps first-team match Whitecaps FC
On Wednesday night in the nation’s capital, Alphonso Davies became the youngest player to ever appear in an official Vancouver Whitecaps FC first-team match.

Young Canadians shine for TFC; young Canadians stumble for Whitecapsthe11.ca
Toronto FC’s young Canadians sparkled; the Vancouver Whitecaps’ young Canadians, um, didn’t.

Four Club and Country: Toronto FC Stun the Montreal Impact in Voyageurs CupWaking the Red
No DPs? No Problem. Toronto FC’s Canadians handle the Montreal Impact in an unexpected victory at BMO Field.

Canadians star as TFC topple Impact in 1st leg of Voyageurs Cup semis Sportsnet
In a game littered with Americans, Frenchmen and Argentines—and featuring an Ivorian and a Ghanaian—it was the Canadians who were the biggest stars on Wednesday night.

Toronto FC beats the Impact 4-2 in first leg of Canadian Championship semi-finalMount Royal Soccer
Didier Drogba’s last minute goal gives hopes to the Impact for a comeback in the second leg.

Osorio, Hamilton star in ‘surreal’ Canadian Championship victory Goal
The first leg of the Canadian Championship semifinal between Toronto and Montreal had some stand out performances from young Canucks.

Montreal Impact livid over slow start in loss to young Toronto FC team MLS
There were jokes making the rounds when the lineups were announced: ‘How many will Montreal win by?’ But come the final whistle, it was no laughing matter.

Portland Timbers return to form with long-awaited first clean sheetMLS
It was a night of firsts for the Portland Timbers this season: Their first clean sheet and their first goal scored off a header, which was also their first set-piece service goal.

Sigi Schmid didn’t say much to struggling Sounders before rebound victoryMLS
Losers of three straight, and without a road win all year, Seattle came into their encounter at D.C. United hovering near the bottom of the Western Conference, in dire need of a result heading into the the international break. There just wasn’t much to say.

Major League Soccer selected to begin trials to test video repays in game  – MLS
Major League Soccer will be among the first leagues in the world to participate in developing and testing FIFA’s new Video Assistant Referee (VAR) initiative — the first step toward implementing video review for referees during official MLS competition.

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High school soccer provincials get underwayPrince George Citizen
History will be made today at Rotary Soccer Fields starting at 9 a.m. when the tournament begins on four fields. Never before has a B.C. provincial high school soccer championship been contested in any city north of Kamloops and tournament organizer James Waddell, head coach of the host Fort St. James Falcons, can’t wait to show off the pristine natural grass facility to the visiting teams.

Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference – June 3-5 at SFU BC Soccer Web
The Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference is back for its second year. Learn from some of the best coaches in the game. This year’s conference features speakers from Arsenal, Leicester City, Southampton, the English FA and more. Register now!

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.

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.

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Herdman confident Sabrina D’Angelo will be ready for RioSportsnet
Canadian coach John Herdman is confident backup goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo will recover in time for the Summer Olympics.

Christine Sinclair: “I’m just raring to go”The Equalizer
How do you keep Christine Sinclair healthy and in top form before the 2016 Rio Olympics? “Just play”, said Sinclair following training on Tuesday. “I’ve spent the past couple of weeks just trying to get healthy. I’m just raring to go.”

A coast-to-coast kick-startThe Telegram
With what is expected to be far greater opportunities for coaching and player development, a new partnership between Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association had a lot of soccer people beaming Wednesday in Pleasantville.

Canada Youth Team Roundup: Canadian National Team Player Pool Continues to Grow Waking the Red
A roundup of recent news and results from Canadian youth teams, including some news about some new players being brought into the Canadian ranks.

Soccer Quebec to celebrate team spirit in 2016 and savour accomplishments of 2015The Suburban
When Soccer Quebec held its’ annual state of the season address by president Martial Prud’homme, there was an addition to the agenda to celebrate the excellence of the federation through the 2015 campaign. At the Sports Quebec Gala, Soccer Quebec was recognized as the Sports Federation of the year.

DiFilippo adds Sports Quebec accolade to her portfolioThe Suburban
Jessica Di Filippo continues to establish herself as one of the rising young stars in Quebec soccer. The John Rennie student and member of the Lakeshore Soccer Club has been selected as the Female Athlete of the Year Award in a team sport which was presented at the 43rd Quebec Sports Gala last week.







Seven NASL Clubs Advance To Fourth Round Of U.S. Open CupNASL
Seven NASL clubs moved on in the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night, advancing to the tournament’s fourth round where they will meet MLS competition in exactly two weeks.

Kitsap Pumas stun Republic FC 3-1 in U.S. Open Cup Sacramento Bee
The semipro Kitsap Pumas scored three second-half goals in a span of five minutes to shock Republic FC 3-1 in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night at Bonney Field.

Oklahoma Energy fans beat Open Cup derby ban and see their side win 2-1 Prost Amerika
Despite a concerted effort to stop them doing so, the Oklahoma Energy FC fans finally managed their own Supporters Section for the away USOC derby at Rayo OKC.

RailHawks net 5 goals in extra time to defeat Charlotte in US Open CupWRAL Sportsfan
Wednesday at WakeMed Soccer Park, 90 minutes of scoreless regulation time was a paltry prelude to a goal bonanza during extra time. The RailHawks scored five times in 30 minutes of overtime to oust the Independence 5-0 from the U.S. Open Cup. Carolina will host the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer on June 15 in the fourth round of the Open Cup.

Cosmos set up U.S. Open Cup fourth-round showdown with NYCFCSBI
The New York Cosmos set up an all-New York matchup in the fourth round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup with their third-round victory over the Jersey Express on Wednesday.

An Open Letter To US Soccer About The Open Cup Burgundy Wave
Now, I know you don’t like talking much about it, but as a reminder, the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is the crazy grandfather of the American soccer landscape. At 102 years old, it predates the MLS, as well as the NFL, NBA and NHL. The single elimination tournament invites every mens team to compete, from the amateur pub teams, to the MLS champions. And much like that crazy grandfather, you tend to ignore it until you need money, then you love it. PDL teams against USL teams? Meh. MLS vs MLS? Sell those broadcast rights to the highest bidder!

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Women round-up: May 2016 FIFA
There was drama aplenty in May thanks to the gripping UEFA Women’s Champions League final between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyon, which was only decided by a penalty shoot-out. Additionally, the spotlight was focused on the draw for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 and on several league championships.

U.S. Soccer looks for dismissal in USWNT equal-pay caseSBI
U.S. Soccer is fighting back against claims from the U.S. Women’s National Team, after the group cited receiving significantly lower pay between their team and the USMNT.

Brighton & Hove Albion Women promotion to Women’s Super League approvedBBC Sport
Brighton & Hove Albion Women have had their promotion to Women’s Super League Two approved.

Women’s football league in India: ISL, I-League, Kerala teams interested in participating IBT
As many as 20 football clubs from around the country, including the Indian Super League franchisees, I-League teams and local teams from Kerala have expressed interest to be a part of the proposed women’s football league in India. AIFF President Praful Patel had mentioned earlier this year that the first-of-its-kind women’s football league would start in India around October or November in 2016.

Carpenter leads Australia’s 21st century brigade FIFA
As one gets older, it seems that doctors and police become younger and younger. The same trick of the mind could be applied in reference to footballers. Australia’s newest female international footballer is certainly adding to the perception. Ellie Carpenter, quite remarkably, was born in 2000, and is the first male or female Australia international to be born in the 21st century.







Copa America Centenario: Messi’s best chance for immortality?Goal
The Copa America Centenario kicks off on Friday, with Argentina to face defending champion Chile, Bolivia and Panama in Group D.

Copa America: Kaka ruled out for Brazil with injury BBC Sport
Brazil’s Kaka is out of the Copa America with a muscle injury and will be replaced by Paulo Henrique Ganso.

‘We have to get back to football’: Copa América begins amid ashes of scandal The Guardian
As Copa America kicks off on Friday, Jeffrey Webb – the power broker shown to have obtained the event illegally for the United States – quietly awaits his fate.

Rising youngsters to watch on all 16 Copa America teams ESPN FC
There will be no shortage of star power at the Copa America Centenario. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Alexis Sanchez — many of the world’s top players will be in action throughout the United States from June 3-26.

U.S. preparing to face ‘nasty’ Colombia Goal
The U.S. national team expects a physical, sometimes nasty battle with Colombia in Friday’s Copa America opener, writes Goal USA’s Ives Galarcep.

Copa América predictions: Argentina to win, hosts USA may struggle The Guardian
Our Latin America soccer experts pick their winners for this summer’s Centenario, and wonder whether USA and Brazil could be early casualties.

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in tax court: I played football and trusted my father ESPN FC
Barcelona star Lionel Messi denied having knowledge of the tax issues that led to fraud charges against him, saying on Thursday he signed documents without reading them because he trusted his father and the advisers responsible for managing his finances.

Barcelona confirm Brazil defender Dani Alves will leave clubThe Guardian
The 33-year-old has 12 months left on his contract but has asked to leave and has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Manchester United.

Argentina, Belgium top FIFA rankings ahead of Copa, EuroSportsnet
Argentina will kick off the Copa America as the world’s top-ranked team, and No. 2 Belgium goes to the European Championship as the best on its continent.

Euro 2016 offers plenty for Hazard, Gotze, Ibrahimovic, Rooney to proveESPN FC
Going into this tournament, there are a few stars with whom Shearer will be able to empathise and who maybe need a moment like his to re-energise their form and careers or just need a good tournament full-stop. Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Mario Gotze fall into the former category, Zlatan Ibrahimovic falls into the latter, and Wayne Rooney covers both.

Euro 2016: Drinkwater, Benzema, Balotelli – who else misses out?BBC Sport
BBC Sport has put together a starting XI (plus substitutes) of players omitted by their country this summer.

Spurs must warn suitors away from Dele Alli, says ex-player JenasVavel
Ex Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas feels his old side need to send a statement to Europe’s biggest clubs by declaring star Delle Alli not for sale.

Garry Monk replaces Steve Evans at LeedsFootball League Paper
Leeds have moved to bring in former Swansea boss Garry Monk as their new manager. Monk replaces Steve Evans who left the Yorkshire club on Tuesday after holding the managerial role for just seven months.

News Analysis: Infantino has a problem Inside World Football
Yesterday, Switzerland’s staunchly conservative daily, known as ‘NZZ’ among Zurich’s intelligentsia, headlined its back page: ‘Gianni Infantino has a problem’. The paper proceeded to list a host of “problems”, all of which look to be self-inflicted. And some of which will lead (have led) to an Ethics investigation by a man who cannot be bought: Cornel Borbély is a strong fighter for the good, and has no worries about being asked to leave. For the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) to take a position at all, is unusual. But to take a critical one, is pretty close to an earthquake on FIFA’s Richter Scale.

European football set to hit €25bn in revenue next season, says DeloitteInside World Football
Aggregate revenues of clubs in the Big Five European leagues are expected to exceed €15 billion by the end of next season due in part to the new cycle of Premier League TV deals, according to the latest Annual Review of Football Finance just published by Deloitte, the professional services firm.

Football clubs in England’s top four tiers generated more than £4bn in 2014-15  – The Guardian
Clubs from the top four tiers of English football generated more than £4bn in revenue for the first time in 2014-15, an annual review conducted by Deloitte has found.

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