BC Soccer News, Tuesday, August 23, 2016



TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016, 7:00 PM




Preview: Whitecaps FC, Sporting KC renew acquaintances Tuesday night in CCL playWhitecaps FC
Just three days after going head-to-head in league play, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Sporting Kansas City meet again on Tuesday night at BC Place as the ‘Caps look to take a stranglehold atop Group C in CONCACAF Champions League action.

Whitecaps look to Champions League match for a confidence boostGlobe & Mail
With his team battling for its Major League Soccer playoff life, Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson was asked if Tuesday nights’ CONCACAF Champions League match was a distraction.

Brett Levis signs Whitecaps MLS deal ahead of Champions League gameThe Province
It hasn’t been a straight line to Major League Soccer for the kid from Saskatoon.

Is Robinson still in charge of Whitecaps FC? 24 Hours
The fallout from their underachieving record has led to some fans calling for heads to roll. They debate on whose they should be, whether it’s that of head coach Carl Robinson or club president Bob Lenarduzzi, with some even calling for the firing of the entire front office staff.

Carl Robinson: The best manager the MLS Whitecaps have seen AFTN
“Joe, what are you thinking?”, “Have you watched the team play lately?”, “Don’t you have a Twitter account?”. I know, this isn’t the article you expected to see, but what you cannot hide from is the truth: Carl Robinson is a victim of his own success.

Kekuta Manneh: The speedster must return to save VancouverFansided
Winless since mid July, Whitecaps FC are in desperate need of their injured star, Kekuta Manneh.

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney being eyed for transfer to Major League Soccer says Portland Timbers chief Daily Mirror
MLS clubs are willing to dig deep for the England skipper when he leaves Old Trafford and feel they can beat the megabucks Chinese league to his signature.

Toronto’s Jozy Altidore may be in best form of his careerMLS
Last week, I felt confident enough about Jozy Altidore’s form that I wrote a column in which the premise was “Hey, I know you’ve long been frustrated by his injuries and lulls in production, but this guy’s really good and you should probably start paying attention.” Then he went out on Saturday night and ripped the Philadelphia Union apart in Chester.

Hobro IK announce loan deal for Red Bulls Anatole Abang Empire of Soccer
New York Red Bulls have loaned 20 year old striker Anatole Abang to the Danish 1st Divison side Hobro IK for the 2016/2017 season according to hikfodbold.dk.

A look back: When soccer in Minnesota appeared to have no futureMinnesota Star-Tribune
There has been much celebration this week among local pro soccer fans, who officially will see the local team into MLS next season. Just six years ago, though, things weren’t looking so good. The Minnesota Thunder had folded after the 2009 season, leaving the National Sports Center to sponsor a low-budget professional team in the second division.

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Whitecaps FC and BC Soccer announce expanded girls development programWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC and BC Soccer announced on Monday that the Girls Elite BC REX program has been expanded into a full-time school based program.

Comox Valley United Soccer Club welcomes Matt Thomas as NEW Technical Director CVUSC
Comox Valley United Soccer Club is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Matt Thomas to the position of Technical Director for the club. Matt comes to our club with an extensive background which includes working at a club level in Alberta and Ontario and has worked on behalf of Provincial Soccer Associations in both Alberta and British Columbia.

Regional tournament win sends men’s soccer team to Nationals The Lookout
CFB Esquimalt’s Men’s Tritons scored the winning goal in the final game of the summer league Soccer Regionals on Aug. 15. This win has earned them a spot at Soccer Nationals representing the Pacific Region from Sept. 17 to 22.

BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in ReviewBCSA
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 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.

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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AUDIO: Christine Sinclair: ‘We proved we’re among best in the world’Sportsnet
Christine Sinclair joined the The Andrew Walker Show on Sportsnet 590 The FAN to discuss the Canadian women’s team’s run to the bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, how many more games she has in her, if coaching intrigues her, the future for the team, and the success of the Canadian Olympic squad.

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USL PHOTOS: WFC2 3 ARIZONA UTD. 1, Sunday, August 21, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Huge crowd takes in ’Caps Langley victoryLangley Times
It was the perfect debut for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC2 squad in their inaugural game at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park.

NASL Week 8 Recap: Eddies on Top, Indy Slips UpEmpire of Soccer
Proving just how tight this year’s race in the NASL is, Indy Eleven (19 pts Fall, 37 pts Combined) has fallen to third in the Fall Season and Combined standings after losing just their third match of the year thanks to a late penalty for the Carolina RailHawks on Saturday.

FC Edmonton goalkeeper Matt VanOekel has been tremendous all season long, but on Saturday night in Tampa Bay, the 29-year-old veteran turned in perhaps his performance of the year to earn North American Soccer League (NASL) Player of the Week honors.

Not So Fast: Cosmos eye MCU Park, but deal not doneEmpire of Soccer
The New York Cosmos are targeting MCU Park as a possible venue come 2017, but no deal has been finalized.

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UEFA Women’s Champions League Fixtures & Results UEFA
Live updates from UWCL Qualifiers.

Wexford Youths ready for huge UWCL weekContinental Tyres WNL
Wexford Youths Women FC start one of the biggest weeks in their history tomorrow as the UEFA Women’s Champions League begins.

Outrage over ‘inhumane’ slapping of female footballer by Serbian officialGoal
Red Star player Nevena Miladinovic,18, was inexplicably hit by Vojvodina board member Dragana Capelje after his club was beaten 3-1.

#SWPL16 – Game 14 Round upScottish WPL
Glasgow City produced a superb performance to beat Rangers 7-0 and remain five points clear of second-placed Hibernian. The game was significant for captain Leanne Ross, drawing level with Suzanne Lappin on 231 goals as the club’s top goal scorer.

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How to Watch 2016-17 EPL Matches on TV or Online in Canada BC Soccer Web
The 2016-17 English Premier League season is upon us. For many, that means waking up bright and early on Saturday and Sunday mornings to watch your favourite club or marquee matchup.

Chicharito falls in apartment, set to miss Bundesliga opener Sportsnet
Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will miss its Bundesliga opener against Borussia Moenchengladbach after breaking his right hand in a fall in his apartment.

Top European clubs set to win in new Champions League dealSportsnet
A deal being prepared by UEFA should end threats by some elite clubs to break away and form a closed European Super League before 2021.

Pep Guardiola ‘cannot deny’ Man City move for Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo ESPN FC
Pep Guardiola has said he “cannot deny” that Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is close to a move to Manchester City but refused to discuss the player until the transfer is complete.

NCAA: The case for extended college men’s season Soccer America
NCAA Division 1 men’s coaches have launched a campaign in conjunction with the NSCAA to press their case for abandoning the fall college season in favor of a fall-spring season.

Argentina players must support Lionel Messi – Edgardo BauzaESPN FC
Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza called upon the rest of the team to help reduce “Messi-dependence.”

Celtic fans warned not to fly Palestinian flags at match in Israel The Guardian
Israeli police warned against provocation at a football match on Tuesday night between Celtic and the Israeli team Hapoel Be’er Sheva after Scottish fans waved Palestinian flags and chanted support for Palestine at last week’s first-leg qualifier in Glasgow.

David Moyes was being ‘realistic’ over Sunderland relegation battleBBC Sport
Sunderland manager David Moyes says he was being “realistic” when he told the club’s fans to prepare for another relegation battle.

Greyhound racing in peril as Khan backs AFC Wimbledon plans The Guardian
Last dog track in the capital is facing extinction as mayor agrees football stadium should be built at Plough Lane site.

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