BC Soccer News, Tuesday, January 3, 2017


The Vancouver Whitecaps were a bore in 2016Whitecaps Fan Blog
Perhaps the most surprising post season Vancouver Whitecaps news thus far was that the Whitecaps have given coach Carl Robinson a new three year contract to continue as coach. Will Robinson be able to reward the Vancouver Whitecaps for the remarkable faith they have shown in him?

Preseason starts in 20 days, but the New England Revolution haven’t signed a defenderProst Amerika
Don’t look now, but the New England Revolution start preseason a mere 20 days from now and kick-off the 2017 campaign at Colorado in roughly 60 days, on March 4.

Missouri governor-elect rules out stadium fundingSBI
Missouri governor-elect Eric Greitens stated on Monday that no public funds will be used to help build the proposed stadium in St. Louis.

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Tickets on sale for Cascades Scholarship BreakfastUFV
The University of the Fraser Valley athletic department is inviting the public to participate in the success of its student-athletes by attending the Cascades Scholarship Breakfast.

BC Soccer Assoc. is Now Accepting 2016-2017 Awards NominationsBCSA
We are pleased to inform everyone that BC soccer Assoc. is currently accepting Awards nominations until the submission deadline date of March 31, 2017. Selection of the award recipients is based on many factors including the individual’s commitment, community involvement and willingness to give back to the game. This year any BC Soccer Assoc. member and their affiliate clubs may submit a nomination.

2017 BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors for terms commencing June, 2017 (following the BC Soccer Annual General Meeting).

Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on saleHighlanders FC
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VMSL PHOTOS: Richmond FC Hibs 1, ICSF Columbus FC 0, November 5, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Tickets now on sale for Canada Soccer Women’s National Team celebration match 4 February in VancouverCSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v Mexico Women’s National Team Bronze Medal celebration match on 4 February 2017 in Vancouver are now on sale to the public. Complete ticket information can be found at CanadaSoccer.com/Tickets.

MWSL PHOTOS: Van United Primas 0, Fraser Valley Action 2, October 30, 2016BC Soccer Web
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PHOTOS: GNAC Women’s Soccer: SFU 1 Concordia U. (Ore.) 0, October 20, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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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Lawrence makes the move to PSGthe11.ca
Canadian fullback/midfielder Ashley Lawrence has signed a deal with French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain.

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Republic FC signs veteran midfielder Adam Moffat Sacramento Bee
For someone going nowhere as a young professional in Scotland, new Republic FC midfielder Adam Moffat has done quite well for himself in America. The Glasgow native has carved out a 10-year career, appearing in 178 matches with five Major League Soccer teams and the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League.

Cosmos still have not paid players, employees; Duk threatens litigationEmpire of Soccer
Paying employee wages is still a problem for the New York Cosmos. And while many employees are waiting to see what the future of the team holds before making their next move, there is at least one person who has had enough of the delays: Yasmani Duk.

The USL-MLS Partnership: A Work in Progress Once a Metro
NYRB II dominated USL in 2016, but is the lower-league really helping MLS teams develop the top-tier talent they want?

Crystal Dunn, rising star in U.S. women’s soccer, departs Washington Spirit for ChelseaWashington Post
Crystal Dunn, a rising star with the top-ranked U.S. women’s national soccer team, has left the Washington Spirit to sign with English club Chelsea, the second prominent player to depart since the National Women’s Soccer League final three months ago.

Sky Blues lay down marker amid draws – Round 10 reviewW-League
Sydney FC ended Round 10 with a handy lead at the top of the standings after a stunning 6-1 win over in-form Canberra United on Tuesday.

Montpellier swoop for CaymanVavel
Already familiar to French fans for her five seasons with Juvisy, Janice Cayman is back on her way to Division 1 Féminine with Montpellier HSC.

What Title IX missed: How the gender-equity law has led to fewer women coachesExcelle
Although the rise of women’s sports is certainly something to celebrate, it masks a question that almost nobody seems to be asking: If we now have a legacy of women athletes that has ostensibly existed since the creation of Title IX in 1972, where are all the female coaches?

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Controversial decisions help Manchester United extend win streak vs. West HamFox Sports
Manchester United won for a sixth straight time in league play and extended its unbeaten streak to 11 in the Premier League, winning 2-0 at West Ham in a match that hinged on a pair of officiating decisions.

Bacary Sagna: Man City defender must explain ’10 against 12′ Instagram post BBC Sport
Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has been asked by the Football Association to explain the “10 against 12” Instagram post he made after his side’s 2-1 win over Burnley on Monday.

Bundesliga Hinrunde ReviewProst Amerika
The hinrunde is over, the German word for the first half of the season, 16 matches in and yet again Bayern Munich leads the pack. However, there are some surprise packages and story lines in the Bundesliga.

PSG sign German midfielder Julian Draxler from WolfsburgSportsnet
Germany midfielder Julian Draxler has officially joined Paris Saint-Germain. The French club confirmed Draxler’s signing from Wolfsburg on Tuesday in a deal reportedly worth up to 47 million euros (about $49 million).

Swansea City: Paul Clement confirmed as third boss of the seasonBBC Sport
Paul Clement has been confirmed as head coach of Swansea City. The 44-year-old becomes the Swans’ third boss of the season after joining from Bayern Munich, where he was assistant to Carlo Ancelotti.

Chelsea top New Year attendances as famine becomes feastInside World Football
After the famine came a feast. With Premier League fans made to wait for seven days before festive football came to their stadia, they are now engulfed in a jam-packed schedule that saw Round 19 fixtures on December 31, roll straight into Round 20 fixtures on January 2.

How Afobe’s AFCON boycott could pave the way for more African withdrawalsSN
The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is supposed to be the biggest showpiece in football on the continent, showcasing the talents of its best players as well as bringing future superstars to wider attention. However, this year’s event will already be lacking in comparison to previous editions. On Monday, Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe decided to pull out of the DR Congo squad to focus on keeping his place in his club’s starting XI.

From Arriola to Yarbrough: Americans to follow in the Liga MX 2017 ClausuraESPN FC
Following a short break, several U.S. footballers are ready to make their marks during the 2017 Clausura. With the league set to begin on Friday, here’s a look at some of the Americans to follow in Liga MX.

Pep Guardiola: Man City manager ‘arriving at end of coaching career’BBC Sport
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is “arriving at the end” of his career and will not be coaching at 65.

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