BC Soccer News, Thursday, June 9, 2016






CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP PHOTOS: Whitecaps FC 3, Ottawa Fury 0, June 8, 2016BC Soccer Web
Bill Currie’s exclusive photos from the Whitecaps win over Ottawa Fury for BC Soccer Web.

Whitecaps FC advance to Championship final CSA
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have advanced to the final of the 2016 Amway Canadian Championship. The Vancouver club won their semi finals 3-2, eliminating Ottawa Fury FC after reversing an away 0:2 defeat on 1 June with a home 3:0 victory on 8 June.

Quick fire Whitecaps keep back to back Voyageurs Cup hopes alive with huge comeback winAFTN
Just when it was looking like Vancouver Whitecaps grip on the Voyageurs Cup was loosening, the ‘Caps brought out their big guns and hit Ottawa Fury with a South American inspired threesome to pull out a 3-2 aggregate win in their Canadian Championship semi-final at BC Place on Wednesday night.

Morales, Rivero lead Whitecaps FC to 3-0 win over Ottawa Fury FC in second leg of Canadian Championship semifinalWhitecaps FC
It was do or die for Vancouver Whitecaps FC Wednesday night at BC Place. The ‘Caps knew they needed to win by at least three goals – or in a penalty shootout in the event of a 2-0 victory – to keep their Voyageurs Cup title defence alive.

Vancouver Whitecaps Top Ottawa Fury 3-0 in Second Leg; Advance to Amway FinalsEighty-Six Forever
After a lacklustre, 2-0 loss against the Ottawa Fury last Wednesday, the Vancouver Whitecaps came into the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship Semi-finals needing a win by at least three goals to move on. Thanks to goals from Octavio Rivero, Pedro Morales and Nicolas Mezquida, that’s exactly what happened.

Whitecaps 3 Fury 0: Caps earn the right to defend their ACC titleVancouver Sun
Someone asked Ottawa Fury coach, the quotable Paul Dalglish, if he’d noticed the difference in the Whitecaps’ quality between the first and second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship.Someone asked Ottawa Fury coach, the quotable Paul Dalglish, if he’d noticed the difference in the Whitecaps’ quality between the first and second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship.

Ottawa Fury FC proved that they could runs with the best of them over the two-leg Semi-Final series with the Vancouver Whitecaps, but despite 15 shots, Fury FC could not find a goal and the Vancouver Whitecaps claimed a 3-0 win to return to the Canadian Championship Final for the fourth time in five years with a 3-2 aggregate win.

Octavio Rivero has “never been away,” finding his goalscoring form again MLS
Surprise results and acts of giant-killing are all part of the romance of Cup soccer all around the world. Unless you’re the team on the wrong side of it of course, and that was the worry for the Vancouver Whitecaps as they headed into the second leg of their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal against NASL side Ottawa Fury at BC Place on Wednesday night.

Whitecaps deliver in ‘must-win’ game versus the Fury Goal
Take away a first start for 15-year-old Alphonso Davies, an experienced Vancouver line-up overcame NASL side Ottawa en route to the Canadian Championship final.

Ottawa Fury FC can’t pull off upset against Vancouver Whitecaps in Canadian championshipOttawa Sun
The Vancouver Whitecaps met the challenge at BC Place on Wednesday night. Carl Robinson’s team overcame a 2-0 first-leg deficit to beat a pesky Ottawa Fury FC side 3-2 on aggregate and advance to the Amway Canadian Championship final.

Whitecaps storm back, but Tornaghi’s save on MDJ was the turning point the11.ca
But, the biggest moment of that second leg at BC Place, the moment which sent the Whitecaps on a path towards the Voyageurs Cup final against Toronto FC, came with about seven minutes left in the first half. Ottawa’s Marcel de Jong got behind the Vancouver defenders and got a clear sight of goal. ‘Caps keeper Paolo Tornaghi scrambled off his line and stopped de Jong’s attempt, point blank.

Who is Alphonso Davies?Whitecaps FC
“If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.” That’s an old adage Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson isn’t just keen to quote, but to follow through on.

Toronto FC advance to Championship final CSA
Toronto FC have advanced to the final of the 2016 Amway Canadian Championship. The Toronto club won their semi finals series 4-2, eliminating Impact Montréal FC after a home 4:2 win on 1 June and away 0:0 draw on 8 June.

TFC advances to Canadian final with drawToronto Star
Despite a scoreless draw against 10-man Montreal in the second leg of the semifinal on Wednesday night, TFC advanced to the tournament final on aggregate after beating the Impact 4-2 in the first leg last week at BMO Field.

Montreal Impact 0, Toronto FC 0 | Amway Canadian Championship Match Recap MLS
Toronto FC rode a spirited defensive effort to a berth in the Amway Canadian Championship final, securing a 0-0 draw on the road against the Montreal Impact to take their semifinal series by an aggregate scoreline of 4-2.

TFC advances to Amway Canadian Championship final Sportsnet
The maturation of Toronto FC continues. The Reds put in a professional and gritty performance on Wednesday night, earning a 0-0 draw with the Montreal Impact before 18,964 fans at Stade Saputo in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semifinals.

Impact eliminated from Canadian Championship after 0-0 draw Montreal Gazette
Early in the first half of Wednesday night’s Amway Canadian Championship semifinal game between the Impact and Toronto FC at Saputo Stadium, members of the Montreal Ultras fan club held up a sign that read: “Impossible is just a big word — Ali”.

U.S. U-17 midfielder Carleton signs as Atlanta United’s first HomegrownSBI
Atlanta United’s Homegrown initiative has begun with the signing a U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team star.

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency teams learn opponents for 2016 USSDA Playoffs Whitecaps FC
On Wednesday, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency teams found out their opponents in the upcoming 2016 United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) Playoffs, to be held at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas from June 20 to 26. The match schedule will be announced at a later date.

KYSA Provincial Cup Entries KYSA
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) has declared the Kamloops’ teams that will be entering Provincial Cup play this season.

BC Soccer Association relaunches its websiteBCSA
Check out the BC Soccer Association’s redesigned website.

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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Canada’s Janine Beckie hopes the best is yet to come Ottawa Sun
Janine Beckie has now scored one more goal in Ottawa than her brother Drew, who was a defender for the Fury the last two years.

Four more members of the Ottawa Fury FC Elite Girls program have committed to stay in Canada for their post-secondary education. Catherine Guevin-Nicoloff, Teagan Strachan, Samantha Mann and Camille Pennell have all signed letters of intent to play CIS and OCAA this fall.

Coach Dino Perri to assemble Canadian men’s team for Maccabiah Games the11.ca
Perri will coach the Canadian open men’s soccer team at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel. The Maccabiah Games bring together elite Jewish athletes from around the world for competition and cultural exchange. But while the athletes have to be Jewish, the support staff and coaches do not — and Perri is happy to be able to steer the team towards the 2017 competition.

Patrice Bernier’s clothing deal shows how far Impact has come Montreal Gazette
Impact captain Patrice Bernier and retired basketball superstar Michael Jordan now have something in common: they both have their own line of clothing.




THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016, 7:30 PM



Eddies put in extra time working to improve their attack the11.ca
If FC Edmonton beats the red-hot Fort Lauderdale Strikers on Sunday, the Eddies will finish one point back of the team that wins the spring-season title (which team that will be is still up for debate, though it will take massive goal differential swing to topple the New York Cosmos from the top).

NASL: Indy Eleven signs Mexican star Torrado Soccer America
Gerardo Torrado, who played for Mexico at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups, has signed with the NASL’s Indy Eleven. The 37-year-old midfielder arrives from Cruz Azul, for which he’s played since 2005.

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Appeals court denies Hope Solo’s bid to avoid trialSportsnet
A state appeals court has rejected U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo’s request to avoid trial on misdemeanour domestic violence charges.

Women’s Champions League entries confirmed UEFA
A record 59 clubs from 47 countries have entered in 2016/17, including the first ever team from Kosovo to play in UEFA competition, among 36 sides in the 24 June qualifying round draw.







How to Watch Copa America Centenario on TV in Canada BC Soccer Web
The Copa America Centenario kicks off on June 3 and runs through June 26 with the final at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. In Canada, you have three options for watching matches on TV.

Philippe Coutinho runs the show as Brazil hit seven against sorry Haiti The Guardian
This was a 7-1 scoreline Brazil could enjoy. Two years after their World Cup capitulation against Germany, Brazil crushed Haiti to move top of Copa América Group B, thanks to a brilliant hat-trick from Philippe Coutinho – his first for the national team.

Coutinho took his Brazil chance – Dunga praises Liverpool man’s hat trick Goal
The midfielder is deputising in the side for the absent Neymar at Copa America and starred with three goals in the Selecao’s historic 7-1 win over Haiti on Thursday

Coutinho’s hat trick leads Brazil to big win over Haiti in Copa Sportsnet
Philippe Coutinho scored his first international hat trick, Renato Augusto had two goals and Brazil routed Haiti 7-1 Wednesday night in the Copa America.

Ecuador 2-2 Peru: Bolanos rescues point in Copa America thrillerGoal
Miller Bolanos scored early in the second half as Ecuador overturned a two-goal deficit to earn a share of the spoils with Peru.

Uruguay looking to bounce back v.s. Venezuela Prost Amerika
Group favorites Uruguay are hoping to keep their Copa dreams alive in Philadelphia against Venezuela. After a 3-1 loss to Mexico Uruguay is in a must win situation to move on. La Celeste were hopeful that Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will be available for the match, unfortunately he will not be healthy in time. The front line of PSG striker Edinson Cavani and Suarez would be enough to make even the staunchest of defenders worry. Even without Suarez Uruguay will be considered the favorites in this game.

Chile vs. Bolivia: Copa America holder under pressureGoal
A shock defeat to Bolivia could see holder Chile crash out of the Copa America at the group stage.

Copa Cafe, Copa America style – Prost Amerika
Coffee unites the Americas as much as soccer. Here’s some ways to enjoy an authentic cup from some of the countries in this year’s Copa America.

COPA AMERICA 2016 PHOTOS: Peru 1 Haiti 0, June 4, 2016BC Soccer Web
Bill Currie’s exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web from the Copa America Centenario.

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Euro 2016 hots up as fans flood to a France on high alert but ready for football Inside World Football
The show will go on as planned with every possible precaution taken to keep spectators safe and offset the threat of terrorism. That is the message from organisers of Euro 2016 who are taking a realistic, pragmatic approach to the build-up to Euro 2016 which kicks off Friday with the host nation taking on Romania amidst the biggest security operation ever mounted for a sporting event of this magnitude.

France vs. Romania: Pressure on host as Euro 2016 begins Goal
Euro 2016 is here, with favorite France at home to Romania in the opener to kick off a month of international action.

England keeper Joe Hart: We’re going to ‘give it all we’ve got’ at Euro 2016ESPN FC
Joe Hart insists England’s young squad are going to “give it all we’ve got” as preparations continue for their opening match of Euro 2016 against Russia on Saturday.

Germans are team to beat at Euro 2016 Prost Amerika
1996 was the last time Die Mannshaft lifted the European despite being among the favorites in the past two Euros.

History points to tactical simplicity at Euro 2016, not innovationThe Guardian
With little time to develop sophisticated systems and given the expanded number of teams, Euro 2016 could be a defensive tournament.

Nigeria: Keshi, a Trailblazer, Whose ‘Misfortune’ Changed Nigerian FootballAll Africa
Perhaps more than any other footballer, dead or living, Stephen Keshi was the architect of the new Nigerian football, which at one time was rated the fifth best country in the global game. Between 1992 and 1998 Nigeria dominated African football such that the Super Eagles produced five African footballers of the year within this period.

Former Liverpool, Denmark defender Daniel Agger retiresSportsnet
Denmark captain and former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger says he is ending his career at the age of 31.

German football sees 85 percent rise in domestic TV deal ESPN FC
The German Football League (DFL) has announced an 85 percent rise for its new domestic TV deal, which will generate €4.64 billion for the nation’s top two divisions.

Official: Mike Piazza deal for ReggianaFootball Italia
Baseball legend Mike Piazza has officially agreed terms to buy Lega Pro club Reggiana.

The official draw for the quarter-final stage of this season’s AFC Champions League produced a host of mouthwatering ties when it was made in Malaysia on Thursday.

Michael Carrick agrees new Manchester United contractBBC Sport
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has agreed a new one-year contract with the club.

Brazil legend Pele’s World Cup trophy sold for £395,000 at auction ESPN FC
A special replica of the Jules Rimet trophy has fetched £395,000 ($571,367) at an auction of Brazil legend Pele’s personal memorabilia.

Soccer-playing robot predicts Euro 2016 winner Sportsnet
With the 2016 European Cup kicking off this Friday with an opening match between France and Romania, soccer fans are starting to make their picks on who they think will win it all. Included on that list is DARwIn, a charming soccer-playing robot and apparent three-time Robocup champion created by UCLA’s Robotics and Mechanisms Lab.

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