BC Soccer News, Thursday, May 12, 2016



WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016,


PHOTO GALLERY: Vancouver Whitecaps FC  2  Chicago Fire 1, May 11, 2016BC Soccer Web
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BC Soccer Web Matchday #12: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Chicago Fire, May 11, 2016 BC Soccer Web
The Whitecaps defeated Chicago Fire in spectacular fashion on Wednesday night through Blas Perez’s late match, bicylcle kick goal. It was a bright end to a match that was marred by a dangerous collision that sent Whitecaps striker Masato Kudo to hospital in the first half. The Caps now take their 2 match winning streak to the new BMO Field on Saturday when they face a strong Toronto FC side. We have all the match news & highlights here.

New England Revolution acquire forward Kei Kamara from Columbus Crew SC MLS
The Kei Kamara saga in Columbus has come to a close. The New England Revolution and Columbus Crew SC announced on Thursday morning that the teams completed a deal before the primary transfer window deadline to send the Designated Player forward to New England in exchange for General Allocation Money, Targeted Allocation Money, New England’s highest 1st Round MLS SuperDraft pick in 2017, New England’s highest 2nd Round MLS SuperDraft pick in 2018 and one of New England’s international roster spots for the 2016 season.

Harvey All The Time: Meet the new Whitecaps FC appearances leader in MLS Whitecaps FC
Call him the Energizer Bunny. Jordan Harvey just keeps going and going. And on Wednesday night at BC Place, the 32-year-old defender became Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s new all-time regular season appearances leader in MLS. Interestingly, Harvey tied the MLS club record with 112 touches on the night.

Galaxy rue inability to hold onto lead in draw with Union SBI
The Galaxy played the Philadelphia Union to a 2-2 draw inside of Talen Energy Stadium on Wednesday night, but the point the Western Conference club picked up was not all that savory. The Galaxy had flipped the script on the game and led 2-1 shortly after halftime, but some subpar goalkeeping allowed rookie defender Keegan Rosenberry to pull the Union level in the 63rd minute with his first career goal.

MLS Talking Points: Top rookie not named Jordan Morris Soccer America
The Philadelphia Union showed it will be a serious contender in MLS when it recovered from going down to the LA Galaxy on great goals by Robbie Rogers and Mike Magee and grabbed a 2-2 tie thanks to Keegan Rosenberry’s first MLS goal. The right back out of Georgetown is making a case for MLS Rookie of the Year with his play out of the back and as a doorstop for the Union defense.

Dillon Serna’s game-winner gives Rapids 1-0 win over Sporting KC Colorado Rapids
he Colorado Rapids snatched its sixth successive home win with a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday. A tight game was decided by substitute Dillon Serna, who found the net with a low shot in the 78th minute.

FC Dallas’ Walker Zimmerman: “That was a big statement win” over Timbers MLS
After a three-game stretch away from Toyota Stadium where they failed to score a single goal, FC Dallas were able to score two goals in a three-minute span in the second half to erase a 1-0 halftime deficit and collect three points with a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday.

Why MLS clubs should steer clear of John Terry – The Guardian
The Chelsea captain is past his best, would cost lots in salary, and do little to dispel the notion of MLS as a retirement home for Europe’s faded stars.

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BC Soccer Adult Provincial Championships May 14 and 15 at Westhills Stadium LangfordBCSA
The BC Soccer Adult Provincial Championship Finals takes place this coming weekend as 14 teams and two Special Olympic teams take to the pitch at Westhills Stadium and Goudy Field in Langford. The four Men’s Provincial Championship matches and the Special Olympics’ showcase match will begin the weekend of play on Saturday with three Women’s finals taking place on Sunday.

Richmond FC 90 minutes from NewfoundlandRichmond News
Women’s soccer team faces defending champion in Provincial Premier Cup final on Sunday with a trip to nationals on the line

Surrey Pegasus plays for provincial title Saturday in Victoria Surrey Now
Surrey Pegasus is one soccer win away from going to the nationals for the first time since 2011. The Vancouver Metro Soccer League Premier division team is facing the Coquitlam Metro Ford Wolves in the Provincial ‘A’ Cup finals Saturday in Victoria.

Victoria Highlanders Meet & Greet Highlanders FC
Meet the players and coaches of the 2016 Victoria Highlanders FC team on Friday May 13, 2016 starting at 5:00pm in the Games Room at the Sticky Wicket.

Too many practices and games are killing youths’ enthusiasm for sport, coach says CBC
Canadian youth are choosing to hang up their cleats or skates at a younger age partly because they have far too many practices and games, which tire them out and kill their passion for the sport, says a North Vancouver soccer coach.

Soccer showdown in Coquitlam Tri City News
Round 2 of the Fraser Valley AAA high school girls’ soccer playdowns will be a battle of Coquitlam. The Centennial Centaurs and the Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils are scheduled to take each other on today (Wednesday) as both teams jockey for a berth in the provincial championships.

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 before April 30 for early bird pricing.

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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Donate to the Canadian Red Cross to help those impacted by the Alberta WildfiresBC Soccer Web
The Canadian Red Cross is the most reliable organization assisting people who are fleeing the wildfires in Fort McMurray and beyond. Please donate. All individual donations are being matched by the Government of Canada.

Victor Montagliani elected president of CONCACAFYahoo Sports
Canada’s Victor Montagliani was elected president of CONCACAF on Thursday, beating Bermuda’s Larry Mussenden.

Victor Montagliani for CONCACAF President ONE CONCACAF
“ONE CONCACAF is my vision for the future of football. CONCACAF urgently needs to reform its corporate governance structure, to rebuild credibility with the football world, and to position and ready the organization to deal effectively with the coming global challenges in football in the early part of the 21st century. ”

Ottawa Fury FC in good hands with 3-0 series lead CSA
Ottawa Fury FC recorded their first victory in the 2016 Amway Canadian Championship, taking a 3-0 lead in the two-match, total goals series against FC Edmonton. All three goals were scored away from home, so Ottawa will have an added advantage when they host FC Edmonton in the return leg next 18 May at TD Place in the nation’s capital.

2016 Canadian Championship kicks off with 3-0 win for Ottawa over EdmontonMLS
The 2016 Amway Canadian Championship got underway on Wednesday night with an impressive 3-0 win for Ottawa Fury FC over FC Edmonton at Clarke Field in the first leg of their two-legged preliminary-round matchup.

CIS to host ‘Celebration of Soccer in Nova Scotia’ jamboree during women’s championship – Chronicle Herald
In partnership with the Bank of Montreal, the CIS will be hosting a full-day ‘Celebration of Soccer in Nova Scotia’ jamboree in Halifax during the 2016 CIS Women’s National Soccer Championship to be held at Acadia University.

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After going the first eight games of the season unbeaten, including a 3-2 win over Colorado Springs Switchbacks midweek, the LA Galaxy II’s run came to an end, after losing 2-0 to Sacramento Republic at home on Saturday. Emrah Klimenta and Harry Williams each chipped in a goal to down the West’s top team, which had previously grabbed another comfortable victory on Wednesday behind Jack McBean’s hat trick.

USL: Karl Ouimette to Serve Three Game Ban Empire of Soccer
Karl Ouimette did not escape sanctioning after his red card at Highmark Stadium on Saturday night as the USL has given the defender a three-game suspension.

Seven games require extra time in first round of U.S. Open CupSBI
A total of 22 teams clinched a spot in next week’s second round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup, which will take place May 18 and see professional teams introduced into the field. Of the 22 teams that clinched a spot yesterday, nine were from the Premier Development League (PDL), seven came from the Open Division and six from the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).

US Open Cup: Harpo’s pub team pulls upset Soccer America
Boulder (Colo.) pub team Harpo’s FC’s 2-0 win at the PDL’s Albuquerque Sol was one of several surprises in the first round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. La Machina, which was suspended from Southern California league UPSL’s winter season for a postgame brawl in the fall playoffs, won, 2-0, at the Portland Timbers U-23s. The NPSL’s Detroit City FC won its Motor City derby against the Michigan Bucks in a shootout.

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NWSL: Breakers lose keeper Smith with knee injury Soccer America
In just her second start, highly regarded rookie keeper Abby Smith suffered a season-ending knee injury, another blow for the Boston Breakers, who have lost all four NWSL games by shutouts.

Orlando Pride rookie Samantha Witteman eager to build on strong startOrlando Sentinel
A year ago, Samantha Witteman was playing college soccer for the University of California, surrounded by posters of the school’s famous alumna, Alex Morgan. This past weekend, Witteman made her first professional soccer start alongside Morgan.

FA Women’s Cup Final: Arsenal vs Chelsea – The history Vavel
No side has won the FA Women’s Cup more than Arsenal Ladies, and this weekend the Gunners are targetting a 14th win to add to their illustrious array of silverware.

Vic Akers: The legendary Arsenal Ladies manager who won 10 Women’s FA Cups – BBC Sport
Many onlookers will view Arsenal Ladies as underdogs when they face holders Chelsea Ladies in the Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

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Roberto Martínez sacked by Everton after disappointing seasonThe Guardian
Roberto Martínez has been sacked by Everton after three seasons in charge. The club’s new major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, decided to end Martínez’s tenure following talks with the Goodison Park hierarchy on Thursday and has begun the search for a successor.

Sulking players and a furious fanbase – Martinez leaves Everton in an almighty mess Goal
The Spaniard may have been relieved of his duties at Goodison Park, but his failure has led to many of the club’s stars wanting transfers and rivals surpassing them.

Frank de Boer to leave Ajax after agent says Dutchman would love Everton job The Guardian
The Ajax coach Frank de Boer is to leave the Dutch side after five and a half years in charge, the club announced on Thursday.

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham boss signs contract extension – BBC Sport
The Argentine, 44, was appointed in May 2014 on a five-year deal and guided Spurs to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League and a League Cup final in his first season in charge.

Newcastle count the cost of relegation as Sunderland make great escape – Inside World Football
They spent a whopping £80 million on new players since last summer and, when that didn’t bear fruit, brought in one of Europe’s most accomplished and respected managers late on to try and save them.

Newcastle relegated: After years of poor decisions, what next for Magpies?BBC Sport
The long flirtation with the second tier is now a full-blown embrace, proof that survival only lasts so long amid poor management, bad choices and signings that were simply not fit for purpose.

Big league power plays: La Liga targets PL, everyone wants a piece of the US – Inside World Football
It was a joke but when MLS Commissioner Don Garber responded to the Premier League’s David Dein on World Cup hosting saying that “if you could host it next week, we could host it tomorrow”, it showed where the real power balance in football lies.

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