WHITECAPS FC vs. PORTLAND TIMBERS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016, 1:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN 1 RADIO: TSN 1040 LIVESTREAM: TSN GO
Tempers flare between David Ousted, Pedro Morales at Whitecaps’ training – MLS
Tensions were high and tempers flared at Vancouver Whitecaps training on Wednesday, as goalkeeper David Ousted and captain Pedro Morales squared up to each other in an expletive-ridden exchange.
Ousted and Morales in shoving match as frustration mounts at Whitecaps practice – The Province
Pedro Morales wears the captain’s armband for the Whitecaps but David Ousted has the moral authority. And so, as word spread Wednesday that Ousted — the Caps’ honest and often-fiery goalkeeper — had called out his captain during a heated exchange at practice, the reaction from fans was essentially: Good for him.
As frustrations and tempers run high, Whitecaps motivated ahead of season finale – SN
It’s been a tough season for the Vancouver Whitecaps and frustrations boiled over on the training ground Wednesday, with goalkeeper David Ousted and captain Pedro Morales coming to blows in a heated, expletive-laden exchange.
Training report: Emotions running high ahead of Sunday’s season finale – Whitecaps FC
Think this team doesn’t have any fight left in them? Think again. The news of the day was a minor altercation between David Ousted and Pedro Morales, two of the team’s most experienced players. Head coach Carl Robinson said he didn’t actually see what happened, but that he had no issue with the notion of players demanding more of each other on the pitch.
MLS Decision Day Will Decide Cascadia Cup Winner – MLS Multiplex
This Sunday, MLS Decision Day will not only decide who will make it above the red line, but also who will win the Cascadia Cup.
CCL Rewind: Timbers eliminated, Sporting KC closes with win – SBI
The Portland Timbers came up short in their quest to qualify for the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday night.
CCL: Portland Timbers’ ouster ‘hurts’ – Soccer America
Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter put it best. The Timbers’ 1-1 tie with Saprissa that knocked them out of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League ranks as one of the toughest results of his tenure in Portland.
2016/17 CONCACAF Champions League Standings – MLS
Final standings for the Group Stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.
“Busca la Forma” Rings True as FC Dallas Continues Trophy Chase with Mauro Diaz in Mind – FC Dallas
Busca la Forma. Find a way. It’s the phrase Oscar Pareja has emblazoned on the entire FC Dallas organization in his three seasons as head coach. It’s the mentality the club has taken to pack 41 matches across three competitions this year to date – the most of any team in Major League Soccer. It’s how the club has excelled through all three, capturing it’s first title in 19 years in September and is on the cusp of their second less than six weeks later. And it’s how the team will head into the coming weeks in search of a third, without their dynamic No. 10.
Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Gyasi Zardes “making progress” ahead of FC Dallas match – LA Galaxy
Bruce Arena says the LA Galaxy’s injured trio of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane, and Gyasi Zardes are “making progress” but there is no timetable for their return.
TFC coach Vanney: Playoff bye would be a ‘huge bonus’ – Sportsnet
Toronto FC was back in training on Wednesday ahead of its home game against the Chicago Fire this weekend.
NYCFC Notes: Villa addresses contract talks, denies Iniesta report, Lampard returns – Empire of Soccer
Just as far down the list of David Villa’s priorities as the Golden Boot are talks of a new contract. Villa told Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl that he had held talks with New York City FC about his contract, which expires at the end of next season. Villa said while he is enjoying his time with the club, he is not thinking about the negotiations.
Jermaine Jones expected to return soon, could make Rapids even more dangerous in playoffs – Denver Post
The Rapids have a special weapon for the playoffs who drives a khaki green BMW X6 with California vanity plates. Both car and driver, Jermaine Jones, are high-performance products of Germany. Jones has a friend who customizes cars, hence the Beamer’s unique military hue.
Union’s Bedoya issues optimistic call to rise above ‘lackluster effort’ – Delco Times
As the Philadelphia Union convened Monday for their customary day-after recap, Alejandro Bedoya felt compelled to speak up.
How DC United’s midseason pickups made them the most explosive team in MLS – MLS
For the past five seasons, D.C. United have been known as a solid, organized team who don’t necessarily strike fear into opposing backlines. That long-held belief is slowly changing thanks to some outstanding performances that have vaulted United into fourth place in the East.
TFC re-signs young veteran Marky Delgado to multi-year deal – Toronto Star
Players like young midfielder crucial to TFC success, which needs to surround its three designated players with talented role players.
Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla signs MLS contract with Impact – Montreal Impact
The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that FC Montreal winger Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla has signed a two-year contract with the first team as an MLS Homegrown Player, starting with the 2017 season. Prior to his first season in MLS, he will take part in a 10-day camp with Bologna FC, from November 20, 2016.
Sounders’ Jordan Morris embraces the expected, unforeseen pressures in Seattle – SI.com
There were some who questioned whether Jordan Morris would face the same pressure and responsibility in MLS as he would have at Werder Bremen. There’s no doubt now, with the club’s playoff hopes sitting largely at his feet.
MLS Cup 1996 marks its 20th anniversary: Where Are They Now? – MLS
It has been exactly 20 years to the day since the first MLS Cup Final was played, and that makes it a good time to take a stroll down memory lane.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Thunderbirds look to finish regular season in style – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer team (7-1-6) will cap of their Canada West regular season with a pair of home games this weekend at Thunderbird Stadium. The ‘Birds will host the UBC Okanagan Heat (5-7-2) on Friday, October 21 and the Thompson Rivers Wolf Pack (6-7-1) on Saturday, October 22. Both games kick off at 7:00pm (PT).
MSOC PREVIEW: Playoffs begin early in a pair of must win games for Vikes – UVic
The UVic Vikes will be battling to extend their season by at least one more weekend when they host the Thompson Rivers WolfPack and the UBCO Heat on October 21 and 22.
WSOC PREVIEW: Vikes finish regular season with road trip to Manitoba – UVic
The Vikes women’s soccer team will head out on their longest road trip of the Canada West season when they travel to Manitoba to play the University of Winnipeg Wesmen and the University of Manitoba Bison on October 22 and 23.
Rookie soccer player flourishes at Vancouver Island University – Powell River Peak
In the second week of the Pacific Western Athletic Association 2016/17 soccer season, Powell River’s Billy Bagiopoulos was in seventh spot among the league’s leading scorers. One week later, the 18-year-old Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners rookie midfielder had jumped to third place.
TRU’s last stand — WolfPack to wrap learning season at home – Kamloops This Week
The Thompson Rivers WolfPack went into the season with their eyes wide open. But the women’s soccer club still had its moments that were hard to watch.
Troubles continue for Powell River Villa soccer club – Powell River Peak
Weather warnings and uncertain ferry schedules that resulted from last weekend’s series of storms were partly to blame for Powell River Villa losing its third game of the Vancouver Island Soccer League (VISL) season, according to head coach Mario Paul. The club dropped a 4-1 decision to Vic West FC in Victoria on Saturday, October 15.
Central Okanagan soccer season winds down with Kelowna Cup title matches – Kelowna Now
Kelowna, Okanagan Mission and Lake Country representatives each won three 2016 Kelowna Cup titles on the final weekend of the U14-U16 boys’ and girls’ Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association season.
Grosso Headlines GNAC Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team – SFU
Carli Grosso headlined a group of five student-athletes from the Simon Fraser University women’s soccer team to earn GNAC all-academic honours.
Chad Bush and Rebecca Terejko named Top Eight Academic All-Canadians – UBC
Canadian Interuniversity Sport proudly announced Wednesday the student-athletes selected as Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for the 2015-2016 season.
Blasak wins full scholarship to SNHU – Squamish Chief
Ryan Blasak still has a couple of years of secondary school but already he has university lined up. The Grade 10 student recently was named the recipient of an online education scholarship from Southern New Hampshire University, a post-secondary institution that partners with Major League Soccer and Adidas to build a series of mini-pitches for all of the league’s 20 markets.
The making of a collegiate dynasty – Capilano Courier
Joe Iacobellis has seen the Capilano University Blues varsity program through many of their finest moments in the world of collegiate athletics. He coached the Blues men’s soccer team through multiple championships from 1978 to 1990 and then formally took the position of athletics director in 1991. By then, the Blues had already been competing as one of the best post-secondary varsity programs in BC for almost 20 years.
KYSA’S PRO-D DAY CAMP SET FOR FRIDAY! – KYSA
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is holding its next Pro-D Day Soccer Camp this Friday, October 21st! The KYSA’s Pro-D Day Soccer Camps are open to boys and girls from U5 up to U12.
Canada West to livestream over 100 Soccer matches in 2016-17 – Canada West
With the 2016-17 Canada West regular season set to open later this week, Canada West is proud to launch passes for Canadawest.tv – the official streaming home of the conference.
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.
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
CIS rebrands as U Sports – USports.ca
Canadian university sports have come of age over the past 110 storied years. Now, we track the future under a bold new name: U Sports. One title, instantly recognizable and identical in both French and English, with one goal: To give our student-athletes and national championships the visibility, appreciation and reward they deserve.
Governing body of Canadian university sport rebrands as U Sports – Metro
The governing body of Canadian university sport is rebranding as U Sports. The new name replaces Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), itself the successor to the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU).
Impact Academy teams remain unbeaten in USSDA – Montreal Impact
After a weekend with no league games, the U18 and U16 Impact Academy teams were back at Centre Nutrilait to host teams from Everton FC Westchester on Saturday.
The Winter City: Accessible year-round minor soccer vital to long-term success – FC Edmonton
With over 25,000 kids enrolled in minor soccer and FC Edmonton clinching their first postseason berth since 2011, Edmonton is revolutionizing the game of soccer in the city. But with snow on the ground for eight months of the year, it’s not easy. Edmonton has been battling the elements on the pitch above the 49th Parallel for decades.
Acadia, Mount Allison student-athletes earn national Top-8 acclaim – Local Xpress
Acadia hockey player Geoff Schemitsch (Thornhill, Ont.) and Mount Allison soccer player Elenor Henry (Toronto) have been named CIS Top-8 Academic all-Canadians for 2015-2016.
Former Husky, Cyle Larin, gains recognition in the MLS – Daily Campus
Cyle Larin came to UConn as a freshman the fall of 2013 from St. Edmund Campion High School in Brampton Ontario. His performance during that first season showed he was made to achieve greatness.
WFC2, USL & NASL NEWS
Alphonso Davies named finalist for 2016 USL Rookie of the Year – Whitecaps FC
Midfielder Alphonso Davies was named as a finalist for the 2016 USL Rookie of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday.
2016 USL Awards Finalists Revealed – USL
The United Soccer League announced today the finalists for the 2016 USL Awards. The award winners of will be announced during USL Awards Week between Monday, Oct. 31 and Friday, Nov. 4.
Villarreal to Lead 2016 USL Cup Final Officials – USL
The Professional Referee Organization has announced 2016 Copa America Centenario referee Armando Villarreal will lead the officiating crew for the 2016 USL Cup Fina on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena.
NASL Midweek Rewind: Indy Eleven retake second place, Armada top Miami FC – SBI
The Indy Eleven had been winless on the road in the fall season, but no longer. The Eleven finally seized their first road victory of what’s been a long fall season on Wednesday night, as they dispatched the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 3-2, at Al Lang Stadium and took back second place in the Fall and Combined standings.
Shome’s path to pro built on Edmonton minor soccer foundation – FC Edmonton
“It’s a great motivation for the younger players in Edmonton minor soccer knowing there’s a reward for all of their hard work at the end of the road.”
Sounders FC 2 to hold annual open tryout in North Carolina – Sounders FC
Seattle Sounders FC 2 today announced that it is holding an open tryout, in addition to clinics and coaching workshops, in North Carolina from November 17 – 19 with official youth partner Twin City Youth Soccer Association. Twin City, one of Seattle’s five official academy affiliates, joined Sounders FC’s developmental system in December 2015. S2 also held a tryout in the Tar Heel State in January of 2015.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Williams first goal in her first cap sparks USWNT 4-0 win over Switzerland – Empire of Soccer
Say what you want, Lynn Williams knows how to make an entrance. Williams’ first touch in her first cap was the stuff of Hollywood scriptwriters. Coming on for Lindsey Horan at the start of the second half, Williams picked off a bad back pass from Switzerland’s captain Caroline Abbe at the top of the box. She had two more smart touches and beat Swiss goalkeeper Gaelle Thalmann for the game’s first goal.
NWSL clubs announce options, Re-Entry Wire players – The Equalizer
All 10 NWSL clubs announced updated contract status of all players on Wednesday. There were no real surprises on the day that left 13 players that will go through the Re-Entry Wire meaning they an be claimed by any other club. Claims are due by 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday.
Reign retain 11; extend offers to five others – Prost Amerika
There isn’t a lot of unexpected news here after the transfer agreement with Arsenal sending the Scottish superstar Kim Little back to the side from whence she came to the States and Laura Harvey’s contract extension through 2020.
Sky Blue extend options on 16 players for 2017 NWSL season – Empire of Soccer
The good news for Sky Blue FC fans is that most of the familiar faces from this past summer will be back next summer.
Portugal and Romania set for Women’s EURO play-off – UEFA
The last spot at UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 will be decided as potential debutants Portugal and Romania meet in the play-off on Friday and Tuesday: our full guide.
England vs. France Friendly – BBC Sport
Mark Sampson’s side finished top of their qualification group unbeaten and begin their preparations for the Netherlands tournament with a friendly against France in Doncaster on Friday.
NCAA Week 9 Wrap: Career weekend for Ribeiro – The Equalizer
Unless you were a UConn Husky, you probably had trouble scoring last weekend. Here’s a look at some of the major storylines from Week 9 before this weekend’s action commences.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Champions League: Uefa president says final could move outside of Europe – BBC Sport
The Champions League final could be played outside of Europe according to new Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin. The Slovenian will revive an open bidding process to host the final and is open to it being staged in New York.
UCL: Barcelona 4 Manchester City 0 – BBC Sport
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona punished 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Pep Guardiola’s return to his old club.
Barcelona’s Pique, Alba out ‘a few weeks’ with injuries – Sportsnet
Barcelona defenders Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba will be sidelined for a few weeks because of injuries sustained in the Champions League match against Manchester City.
Right manager, wrong players? Barca spotlight Guardiola and Man City’s challenge – Inside World Football
He may be regarded as one of the most sought-after and tactically astute modern-minded club coaches in world football but for all his achievements and aspirations, Pep Guardiola, perhaps for the first time, is having to swallow his fair share of disappointment to maintain his remarkable record of success.
Di Maria on target as PSG see off Basel 3-0 – France 24
Angel Di Maria’s first goal of the season set Paris Saint-Germain on their way to a 3-0 Champions League victory against an unlucky Basel side at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
Atletico Madrid agree to January transfer ban amid ongoing CAS appeal – ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid have accepted they will not sign players in January while they fight a FIFA transfer ban at sport’s highest court.
Milan, Vincenzo Montella off to a flying start in Serie A, hinting at bright future – ESPN FC
Vincenzo Montella first picked up the scent a few weeks ago and not only has it lingered, it has grown stronger. The Profumo d’Europa. Possessed of a wit every bit as sharp as the goalscoring instincts he displayed as a striker, Montella joked that if the aroma has since become overpowering, it is not because Milan find themselves in the rose bed otherwise known as the Champions League places.
Marseille appoint Rudi Garcia as new coach on three-year contract – ESPN FC
Rudi Garcia has been appointed coach of Marseille after signing a three-year contract with the faltering Ligue 1 club.
Can new-look OM revive PSG rivalry? – Ligue 1
Marseille’s new owner Frank McCourt spoke of the importance of reviving the club’s rivalry with Paris Saint-Germain before he completed his takeover earlier this week, so it is apt that his first game will be Sunday’s Classique.
Afcon 2017 Draw Pits Uganda Cranes With Ghana, Egypt – All Africa
It didn’t serve as expected. But rather familiar. Uganda Cranes are pitted with Mali, Egypt and Ghana in Group D of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations draw was conducted on Wednesday night in Gabon capital Libreville.
Cahill giving A-League some A-List sparkle – FIFA
Australia’s Tim Cahill seems to have that rare unquantifiable talent for producing in the biggest moments. Some of the world’s most naturally gifted players have suffered through an inability to deliver when the spotlight is at its harshest. Cahill would not profess to have been born with the same naturally-gifted talent as some of his contemporaries, yet somehow he keeps delivering when it matters most.
Chinese takeovers are a defeat for Italian football, says Buffon – Yahoo Sports
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has railed against the influx of Far East money into Serie A and said the sales of Inter Milan and AC Milan to Chinese investors are a defeat for Italian football.
Asian consortium wants to buy Premier League club Hull – Sportsnet
An Asian consortium is looking to buy English Premier League club Hull for 130 million pounds ($160 million).
Newcastle United reject foreign bids for club as Mike Ashley puts up not for sale sign – The Telegraph
Newcastle United have rejected attempts by foreign investors to buy the club following its relegation to the Championship and are adamant owner Mike Ashley will not contemplate selling despite the financial impact of losing a place in the Premier League.
FIFA World Cup Mascot to be unveiled live on Friday – FIFA
The Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will finally be revealed this Friday. Russian football fans have been able to vote on FIFA.com for which character they would like to see as the face of Russia 2018: a cat, tiger or wolf.
Gary Sprake obituary – The Guardian
The goalkeeper Gary Sprake, who has died aged 71, was a foundation stone of the great Leeds United side of the late 1960s and early 70s under its legendary manager Don Revie.
Sinaloa, Mexico’s breadbasket and breeding ground for soccer maestros – Soccer America
Soccer players who have come out of Sinaloa include Jared Borgetti, Omar Bravo and Hector Moreno. Dorados, based in Culiacan, is Sinaloa’s biggest biggest soccer team, but it has only spent three seasons in Mexico’s top flight, most recently in 2015-16.