BC Soccer News, Tuesday, July 12, 2016


WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 7:30 pm




Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Real Salt Lake | 2016 MLS Match Preview MLS
Two Western Conference clubs above the red line in the Western Conference will look to get back in the win column on Wednesday, as the Vancouver Whitecaps welcome Real Salt Lake to town. The Whitecaps have not come out victorious in their last two matches while RSL have failed to pick up maximum three points in their last three games.

Whitecaps hope to ease concerns in match against Real Salt Lake Sportsnet
The Vancouver Whitecaps are not quite ready to push the panic button, but there are some twitchy fingers.

Whitecaps FC sign Canadian international defender Marcel de JongWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday that the club has signed Canadian international defender Marcel de Jong to an 18-month contract with an option.

De Jong delighted to be back in Major League SoccerGoal
The 29-year-old joined fellow Canadian international David Edgar in signing with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Monday.

Canadians De Jong, Edgar hope to boost Whitecaps defence Sportsnet
De Jong, a left fullback who can also play as a midfielder, wasn’t the team’s only signing of the day. The Whitecaps also welcomed central defender and fellow Canadian David Edgar. Both are 29 years-old, and members of Canada’s national team, and both signed 18-month contracts with an option.

Canadian additions a wake-up call for Whitecaps The Province
The Whitecaps have attributed their grim goals-against record this season to a vague combination of “individual and collective mistakes.”

Whitecaps sign Canadian international defender David EdgarGoal
The 29-year-old becomes Vancouver’s first signing of the summer transfer window, as the ‘Caps look to boost their struggling backline.

Whitecaps searching for directionSoccer Shorts
Maybe it was always in Carl Robinson’s mind to add to his Whitecaps squad as soon as the summer transfer window rolled around, but what certainly wasn’t in his mind is that the additions would mostly be because so much had already been subtracted.

Edgar’s soccer journey takes him to VancouverWaterloo Record
David Edgar has come full circle, returning to the country where it all began. The Kitchener native, who has played in England since joining Newcastle United’s youth academy in 2001 at 14, has agreed to an 18-month contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer.

Portland Timbers vs. Montreal Impact | 2016 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Unbeaten streaks will be put on the line as the Portland Timbers welcome the Montreal Impact to Providence Park in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday. Both sides face short turnarounds. Portland visited the New York Red Bulls and grabbed a point with a goal-less draw at Red Bull Arena on Sunday, and Montreal ended even with Real Salt Lake at 1-1 a day earlier.

Report: Houston Dynamo set to sign Costa Rican center back Keyner BrownMLS
The Houston Dynamo are in the process of identifying their next head coach. But according to a report out of Costa Rica, that is not stopping them from making moves during this summer transfer window.

No Need to Worry About Sebastian Giovinco’s Goalless StreakWaking the Red
Giovinco may not be scoring, but his continued effort means that he should be given the benefit of the doubt.

Red Bulls defender Baah out 4-5 months with broken tibia Goal
The Ghanaian center back is poised to miss the rest of 2016 after suffering the injury Sunday against the Portland Timbers.

Houston Dynamo’s DaMarcus Beasley to have knee surgery, out indefinitely ESPN FC
Houston Dynamo defender DaMarcus Beasley will have surgery on his left knee, the club confirmed on Monday.

Scoring balance vital for Sporting KC’s good form SBI
As the goal that sealed a 3-1 win and extended an unbeaten streak to five, Sporting KC center back Ike Opara’s 51st minute goal sent a few important messages.

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has no worries about playing pre-season game so soonCroydon Advertiser
Pardew and the Palace squad jetted off to the United States at the weekend for a three-game tour, kicking off against Philadelphia Union on Wednesday – less than ten days after the players returned to work. (Editor’s Note: Vancouver Whitecaps will host Crystal Palace at BC Place in an International Friendly on Wednesday, June 19)

The Best of MLS Week 18: Kevin Doyle, Sporting KC and moreSBI
Week 18 of the MLS season saw several fantastic performances, including Sporting KC’s important home win against New York City FC, while FC Dallas its winning streak with a spectacular overhead finish.

Tim Howard happy to be back in MLS after more than a decade awayThe Guardian
The USA stopper’s homecoming has boosted the Rapids’ ticket sales, and he’s eager to show he can win in a league that’s much better than it was when he left.

How Frank Lampard made me eat my own words with New York City FC comeback The Telegraph
To be totally frank, I got it wrong. Badly wrong. And I am being reminded of it pretty much every day. …Back in April, I wrote a column entitled ‘Frank Lampard is the worst signing in MLS history – he must call it quits at New York City FC’.Back in April, I wrote a column entitled ‘Frank Lampard is the worst signing in MLS history – he must call it quits at New York City FC’.

Montreal Impact to speed up security at games after fans complain CBC
‘I’m here for soccer not boarding an international flight,’ tweeted one spectator.

MLS PHOTOS: Whitecaps FC 2, Colorado Rapids 2, July 9, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

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PCSL PHOTOS: Vancouver United FC 1, Kamloops Heat 1, July 10, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos from Pacific Coast Soccer League by Bill Currie.

Heat still in playoff mix Kamloops This Week
The Kamloops Heat are still in the playoff mix in the Pacific Coast Soccer League.

Whitecaps FC learn schedule for CONCACAF U-13 Champions League Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have learned their schedule for the upcoming U-13 CONCACAF Champions League taking place from July 23 to 30 in Mexico City. Like their first team counterparts, the U-13s will face teams from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. This is the youngest age group to compete in a CONCACAF-sanctioned tournament.

U14 Storm win B.C. soccer championship Nanaimo News Bulletin
It was the perfect ending to a nearly perfect season. Nanaimo’s Upper Island Storm U14 rep girls’ soccer team won the provincial championship on Sunday, defeating North Shore 1-0 in Burnaby.

Pinns FC U18 keeper comes up big in golden victory Penticton Western News
Shelby Rodgers was a hero for the Pinnacles FC U18 team as they won gold over the Nelson Selects in a 3-2 finale decided by penalty kicks.

Neudorf high on soccer Vernon Morning Star
Dedicated is how she describes herself as she’s fundraising to participate in the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver this August and the World Masters in New Zealand in April, 2017.

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.

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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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Canada women’s soccer looking to return to the podium in Rio CBC
Burnaby native Christine Sinclair, arguably the most successful soccer player in Canada’s history, has her sights set firmly on Rio as the team gets ready for its final two preparation games.

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, JULY 13, 2016, 5:30 PM



Fury FC Close In On Thomas Stewart Signing.Midfield Press
Ottawa Fury look ready to sign Northern-Irish striker Thomas Stewart, as the NASL club look to bolster their attack for the Fall Season. Sources close to the club say Fury are finalizing a deal with Sacramento Republic FC for Stewart’s services and a deal could be announced as soon as this week.

USL Week 17 Preview: Red Line Battles in East, West Empire of Soccer
The battle for the playoffs heats up in Week 17 as teams just under the red line have a chance to pressure those barely holding on. In both Conferences the margins are thin with Richmond and Wilmington knocking on the door in the East in and OC Blues pushing out West.

Reports: Carolina RailHawks to sign Mexican star Omar Bravo  – News Observer
Bravo is leaving Liga MX club Guadalajara, where he was the team captain and holds the club’s record with 132 goals.

USL Week 16 Recap: Cincinnati, Sacramento Drop PointsEmpire of Soccer
USL Week 16 was all about dropped points for teams who had an opportunity to make moves in the standings but couldn’t find the proper form. Most notably, FC Cincinnati and Sacramento Republic had chances to establish themselves within their respective Conferences but failed to take full advantage of the loaded schedule.

NASL Fall Week 2 Recap: Indy Inching Closer to Unbeaten HistoryEmpire of Soccer
The New York Cosmos are the ones enjoying the moment at the top of both the Fall Season and Combined tables after the second round of action of the fall, but it is Indy Eleven who are moving closer to making history.

The Best of NASL Week 13: Albadawi, Carolina RailHawks, and more SBI
NASL action heated up in the second week of the Fall Season, with some unexpected scorelines and a few memorable goals.

Big win for Minnesota United, NASL: Canadian Mozzi Gyorio’s lawsuit tossed out of court the11.ca
Minnesota United did not win the spring season, but it had a winning day in court. On Monday, New York Justice Ellen M. Coin dismissed the lawsuit brought upon the team and the NASL by Canadian midfielder Mozzi Gyorio, who is now a member of the Ottawa Fury.

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NWSL Week 12 Rewind: Flash’s field fiasco overshadows victory over SeattleEmpire of Soccer
The biggest news coming out of week 12 of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) didn’t involve any action on the field.

FA Women’s Super League to switch to winter season from 2017The Guardian
The English Women’s Super League is to be switched from a summer to a winter calendar. It represents a radical shift in thinking at the Football Association, which has been driven by a determination to offer England women the very best chance of succeeding at major tournaments.

The Lowdown: NWSL Week 12 was pure chaosEqualizer
Sunday’s Pride-Breakers match brought to a close a chaotic weekend for NWSL, one that few hope to relive but also one that will live on for some time. The league is conducting an “exhaustive review” of the circumstances which led the Flash and Reign to play on a 100×58 pitch Saturday night at Frontier Field that drew the ire of just about everyone involved with the Reign and many usually silent national team players who had played a friendly against South Africa earlier in the day. More on that in a bit.

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Loew staying with Germany for 2018 World Cup Sportsnet
Joachim Loew says he is staying on as Germany coach through the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Manchester City and Guardiola must deal with an inflated transfer marketESPN FC
With the transfer rumour mill in full flow following Euro 2016, Manchester City are once again confronted with their modern day problem: how to get the best talent without being held to ransom by the selling clubs and the players’ agents.

Liga MX Apertura Preview: Monterrey, Tigres, Tijuana, Santos LagunaGoal
The balance of power in Liga MX has shifted to Monterrey, with the city’s teams fighting against each other and the rest of the league to return to the podium.

Man United boss Jose Mourinho dreaming of Old Trafford debut ESPN FC
New Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he has always felt a “historical connection” with Old Trafford and believes the stadium will allow him a better connection with fans than Stamford Bridge, the San Siro and the Bernabeu.

Samuel Umtiti joins Barcelona for €25 million Sportsnet
Barcelona has signed France defender Samuel Umtiti to a five-year contract after securing his transfer from Lyon.

Thierry Henry: Arsenal legend leaves role as club’s under-18 coach BBC Sport
Thierry Henry has left Arsenal after manager Arsene Wenger said he could not combine his job as a television pundit with his role coaching the under-18s.

Daesh behead four Al-Shabab footballers and the manager – AS.com
Daesh have beheaded four members of a football team in plain sight on the declaration that the sport is anti-Islamic. The players, Osama Abu Kuwait, Ihsan Al Shuwaikh, Nehad Al Hussen and Ahmed Ahawakh, represented Al Shabab de Raqqa and have many supporters.

CAF clamps down on bribers, dopers and punching refs Inside World Football
The vice-president of the Equatorial Guinea FA, Gustavo N’dong Edu, has been banned for two years by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and fined $25,000 after being found guilty of attempting to bribe referees in the Women’s AFCON 2016 qualifier against Mali.

How Africa boycotted the 1966 World CupBBC Sport
The 1966 World Cup is the only World Cup to have been boycotted by an entire continent. But it is better known for England’s victory, a controversial goal in the final and the glorious displays of both Eusebio and North Korea. BBC Focus on Africa’s Piers Edwards takes up the story of a little-known boycott that changed football’s greatest competition forever.

FA Cup bucks Brexit, bravely breaking boundaries…in GuernseyInside World Football
The FA Cup, football’s oldest domestic knockout competition, will take place on the Channel Islands for the first time after Guernsey FC were drawn at home in next month’s preliminary round of the competition. Guernsey, who play in the eight tier of the English football pyramid, will face Thamesmead Town from the same division on August 20.

A love letter to international football: a short film shot on the road at Euro 2016 – The Guardian
Watching six matches in six cities over six days showed us that Europeans enjoy each other’s company. The media often accentuate the negatives – especially when it comes to England fans – but France has been full of magic this summer.

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