BC Soccer News, Tuesday, August 9, 2016


FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016, 8:00 PM




How Long is Carl Robinson’s Leash?AFTN
With crunch time very much here and the race for the post-season intensifying, the Whitecaps are struggling. It’s bad timing for the Vancouver squad, who have gone winless in their last four MLS Regular Season matches, dropping to 7th in the West, two points behind Portland for the final play-off position. It’s been a frustrating stretch for the Whitecaps in what has been a disappointing season so far. The blame is being sprayed all over the place; The attack isn’t good enough, the backline not consistent enough.

Vancouver Whitecaps suffer another lacklustre loss on the road to hellAFTN
One point from a tough three game road stretch wasn’t exactly unexpected for Vancouver Whitecaps, but that doesn’t make it any the less disappointing.

Whitecaps fall down the rabbit holeSoccer Shorts
There have been times this season when it really has felt as though we were through the looking glass when it came to Carl Robinson’s team selections but Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to the Colorado Rapids was probably the peak of Mad Hatterism.

A new star is born with Impact Montreal Gazette
The Impact has a new star and his name is Matteo Mancosu. Montreal fans might not have known a lot about the 31-year-old striker when he joined the Impact last month on loan from Italian club Bologna FC. But they got a first-hand look at what he can do with the ball when given a chance during a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo Saturday night at Saputo Stadium.

Transfer Watch: Impact eyeing Serie A vet Alessandro Matri?MLS
After finding plenty of joy with Marco Di Vaio, the Montreal Impact seem to have struck gold again in the Italian forward market with Matteo Mancosu. But they may not stop there.

U.S. Open Cup Semifinals Preview Empire of Soccer
The semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup will be contested tonight and tomorrow night. In a rarity, both semifinals will be televised nationally on ESPN2, which is a positive sign of growth for the tournament. All four remaining sides have won the Open Cup before.

LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas | 2016 US Open Cup Match PreviewMLS
wo of the top dogs in the Western Conference will meet with a chance to advance to the US Open Cup final when FC Dallas visit the LA Galaxy on Wednesday night.

Chicago Fire’s Paunovic hopeful for US Open Cup: ‘So far, we’re doing well’ MLS
The Chicago Fire will hit the pause button on their struggling MLS campaign on Tuesday night when they take on the New England Revolution in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup semifinal at Gillette Stadium.

MLS Week 22 Recap, Highlights: Giovinco show, LA-NY controversy, more Empire of Soccer
That was fun. Week 22 on the Major League Soccer schedule had a little something for everyone. The weekend saw two hat tricks, two red cards (in the same game), and plenty of controversy in LA.

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Mount Currie Soccer Association’s athletes headed to provincialsWhistler Question
During last month’s Ironman race, Whistler and Pemberton residents came out in droves to volunteer a hand for the massive event. But manning the aid stations provided more than just a rewarding day for the young athletes. Each of the two stations received a $1,500 volunteer grant from the Ironman Foundation for their efforts. The first grant was earned by the youth soccer players and a few parents who managed the first station, with funds going toward helping with travel and tournament entry costs throughout next year’s season.

UNBC soccer starts next weekPrince George Citizen
The men’s soccer preseason starts next weekend for the UNBC Timberwolves. They will travel to Kamloops for an exhibition tournament hosted by the Thompson Rivers WolfPack.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL PHOTOS: Vancouver Thunderbirds 4, Mid Isle Mariners 1, July 24, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Jay DeMerit launches Rise & Shine Captain’s Camp in Pemberton Rise & Shine Foundation
A captain is an individual who unifies teammates into one team.  A captain has to be well rounded to lead by example. At the Rise & Shine: Captains Camps, the curriculum is specifically built around creating a balance of elite soccer training on the field, and all encompassing life skills training off the field.

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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TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016, 12:00 PM


Preview: Canada faces European Champions Germany in third Rio 2016 group stage matchCSA
Canada’s Women’s National team is going into it’s third Rio 2016 Olympic group stage match undefeated and already qualified for the Quarterfinal, but to win the group and make history they will need to get past Europe’s top team, Germany, in Brasilia on 9 August.

Canada vs. Germany | 2016 Women’s Olympic Match Preview MLS
With two wins from two games to open the Olympic competition, Canada’s women’s national team are now looking to make a bit of history.

Beckie-Sinclair chemistry encouraging for Canada at Rio Sportsnet
That’s how Canadian women’s coach John Herdman described Zimbabwe ahead of Saturday’s group stage match at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Although they are ranked 93rd in the world, they qualified out of Africa, which is never an easy task. Zimbabwe also scored against Ger-many, in a physical, chippy affair to open their first Olympics.

Foothills FC falls just short in PDL finalCalgary Herald
Playing in the Premier Development League championship in only their second season, the Foothills crew had the title ripped from their grasp with only minutes left on the clock, as a soft penalty helped the Michigan Bucks to a 3-2 win.

You decide: Did Calgary Foothills deserve their PDL-final fate? the11.ca
The final was decided in the worst way a game of such magnitude can be decided; with a controversial penalty. Trust me, if you lose, you’d rather lose because the opponents beat you with a wonderful goal — or, if it has to be on a penalty decision, that it’s stone-cold clear.

Adam Straith part of core group that believes in Russia 2018CSA
Beginning with a a ferry ride from Victoria to Vancouver followed by flights to Germany and Norway, Adam Straith has travelled a long way to find his way onto Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team.

Canada begin defence of CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 ChampionshipCSA
Canada will play their four group matches in five days at the 2016 CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship this week in Orlando, FL, USA. The 23-nation competition starts Tuesday 9 August, with Canada facing Venezuela (9 August), Costa Rica (10 August), Jamaica (11 August), and El Salvador (13 August) in Group B action.

Non-profit organizations left scrambling after program covering the cost of police checks for volunteers expiresEdmonton Sun
Bryan Payne, president of the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association North, said all 6,000 of the association’s volunteers, the majority of them coaches, must get police information checks every three years. The check includes a list of any pending Alberta court appearances and criminal convictions.

Soccer club deal with city means Ottawa residents barred from new turf fields at city-owned park  – Ottawa Sun
Ottawa South United Soccer Association (OSU), a large soccer club that operates throughout most of the south end of the city, installed the cutting-edge artificial surfaces and flood lights at George Nelms Sports Park, just south of Manotick, late last fall. This is the first season that the fields have been available for use.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Owner Surveys local Soccer SceneTim Horton’s Field
Hamilton CFL owner Bob Young is surveying fans on a future professional soccer club for the city.

Mount Pearl boy appreciates chance to play with Corner BrookWestern Star
It only took one email for Ryan Janes to go from a disappointed boy to a provincial champion with a gold medal dangling around his neck.

Soccer Fest celebrates ‘The Beautiful Game’Timmins Press
When the ice is left to melt in Timmins’ hockey arenas every summer, a number of sports steal the spotlight for local youngsters, even if just for a few months. At the top of that list is soccer.

Erin McLeod: It’s time to Motivate a Nation! themotivenation.ca
After building a successful e-commerce (www.peaudeloup.com) and a physical retail store in West Vancouver (CAPOSHIE) Women’s National Team Goalkeeper Erin McLeod has decided after a series of misfortunate events it’s time to branch out on her own with her new inspiration project, Motive Nation, launching to the public on July 1st, online at www.themotivenation.ca.




WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016, 7:00 PM



Daniel Haber proud of table-topping WFC2 but looking to be “more clinical” in upcoming home standAFTN
Daniel Haber is the only ever present on WFC2’s team this season. With over 1600 minutes clocked, the 24-year-old Canadian striker leads the team with four assists and sits second in goals with seven, three behind leading scorer Kyle Greig.

Superhero cape: After Eddies beat Puerto Rico, is it time to start MVO-for-MVP talk?the11.ca
As Matt VanOekel made one of his series of very good saves on Saturday, Puerto Rico’s play-by-play announced declared that the FC Edmonton keeper was wearing his “superhero cape.”

USL Week 21 Preview: Orlando and OC with Big GamesEmpire of Soccer
It’s nother packed week of fixtures with big implications on the playoff standings in Week 21. Orlando City B and Orange County have tough tests to face this week as they look to solidify their hold on the final playoff spots in their respective conferences.

USL Rewind: Comebacks shake up conference races Soccer America
Blown leads and rallies tightened up the race atop the Western Conference, where five teams are bunched within four points.

NASL Rewind: Home wins send Indy Eleven back on top Soccer America
Eamon Zayed scored his second hat trick of the year in Indy Eleven’s 5-2 win over the Jacksonville Armada on Wednesday and Don Smart scored in stoppage time to give Indy Eleven a 1-0 win over Ottawa on Sunday. The wins moved the spring champion back into first place of the Fall Season standings.

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Olympic Day 3 Preview: Will Rapinoe play? Equalizer
One last round of games remain before four teams pack their bags and depart Brazil empty-handed. Here’s a quick look at today’s games and some of the storylines to follow.

USA vs. Colombia | 2016 Women’s Olympic Match PreviewMLS
The US women’s national team will look to build momentum and lay the groundwork for a run through the knockout stages when they wrap up Olympic group play vs. Colombia in the remote Amazon metropolis of Manaus on Tuesday evening.

Rio 2016: South American women’s soccer still fighting for respect The Guardian
Despite Brazil and Colombia’s Olympic efforts, meager resources and entrenched attitudes mean the women’s game on the continent is a poor relation to the men’s.

#SWPL16 – Game 12 Round upScottish WPL
Glasgow City went into their match against Forfar Farmington knowing that they had to win to be sure of staying top and Forfar were looking to move away from the bottom.

London Bees make FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup historyThe FA
Ashleigh Goddard and Evie Clarke inspired London Bees to a historic win against Sheffield as they became the first FA WSL 2 side to reach a Continental Tyres Cup semi-final.

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How to watch the 2016 Rio Olympics Soccer on TV and Online in CanadaBC Soccer Web
The Rio Olympics offer yet another feast of football in this busy summer of 2016. In the past, Canadian viewers were out of luck if they wanted to see any matches; especially from the men’s tournament. While Canada’s Women’s team will be the focus of television coverage again this year, there’s still ways to look beyond our national side to a lot of the great soccer action the Olympics have to offer.

Paul Pogba completes record transfer to Manchester United from JuventusESPN FC
Manchester United have secured the long-awaited signing of midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus for a world-record fee.

Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder worth record fee – Rio FerdinandBBC Sport
Paul Pogba is worth the world-record fee Manchester United have paid to re-sign him from Juventus, says former team-mate Rio Ferdinand.

Most expensive transfers of all-time: Pogba, Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo ESPN FC
Paul Pogba’s move to Manchester United is a new world-record, but what are some of the other biggest transfers to have happened? ESPN FC takes a look at the top 10.

Man City signs defender John Stones for reported £50MSportsnet
Manchester City has signed England centre back John Stones for a reported 50 million pounds ($65 million) in the Premier League club’s latest expensive attempt to improve the team’s defence.

Belly flop: Heavy Higuain needs to lose weight fast at JuventusGoal
The new signing was deservedly mocked for taking to the field during Sunday’s friendly against West Ham looking badly overweight – just a fortnight before the season.

Gabriel: Arsenal defender out for up to eight weeks with ankle injuryBBC Sport
Arsenal defender Gabriel has been ruled out for six to eight weeks, increasing the likelihood of a bid for Valencia centre-back Shkodran Mustafi.

Drama and chaos return with new Scottish Premiership season BBC Sport
There can’t be many leagues in European football with the characteristics of a chameleon, but the Scottish Premiership is one of them.

TV rights sales ruling clears Premier League to keep driving the marketInside World Football
The Premier League has been cleared to continue its UK broadcast rights sales after regulator Ofcom closed an investigation into how live rights are sold and whether the auction system restricted or distorted competition.

Inter Milan hires Frank de Boer to replace ManciniSportsnet
Inter Milan says it hired Frank de Boer as coach on a three-year contract to replace Roberto Mancini.

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