BC Soccer News, Tuesday, July 19, 2016


TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016, 7:00 PM




Preview: ‘Caps host English Premier League club Crystal Palace on Tuesday nightWhitecaps FC
For the first time in five years, Vancouver Whitecaps FC will face an English Premier League opponent when Crystal Palace FC come to town for an international friendly on Tuesday night at BC Place.

Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps v Crystal Palace – Crystal Palace FC
Palace’s summer tour comes to an end with a first ever visit to Canada to play one of the nation’s most famous names – Vancouver Whitecaps.

Marc Weber: A premier test for the young WhitecapsThe Province
Whitecaps FC host Crystal Palace Tuesday night at BC Place.

Whitecaps set to host Crystal Palace of the English Premier League in friendlyVancouver Sun
For Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew, whose team will take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in a friendly Tuesday, it’s 15-year-old midfielder Alphonso Davies.

Konnichiwa From the Back Line
Perhaps the widespread clamour for the Whitecaps to possess a striker capable of providing prolific and reliable goal-scoring reflects the club’s growing presence in the Vancouver sporting landscape – an atmosphere not entirely unique within this market. It is not a sophisticated or complicated premise, and maybe that’s the reason why it’s so infrequently elaborated upon beyond one sentence paragraphs and hysteric postgame tweets. When times become more turbulent than what we’re used to it represents the easiest, if laziest, proposed form of resolution.

Real Salt Lake pulls Tribune columnist’s credential Salt Lake Tribune
“Real Salt Lake’s move to control how The Tribune covers the team by denying news media access to one of our sports columnists is unacceptable,” Tribune editor Terry Orme said. “RSL management and ownership does not get to pick and choose reporters.

Ethics, hypocrisy and money: Real Salt Lake dispute a perfect example of the media’s slippery slope the11.ca
As you may have heard, MLS side Real Salt Lake made the decision this past weekend to strip Salt Lake Tribune columnist Gordon Monson of his credentials. Monson has been critical of the team’s ownership in past columns. The paper responded by not sending staff to cover this past weekend’s RSL match, choosing to write a reduced game report straight off a television broadcast.

Real Salt Lake reinstates Tribune columnist’s credentialSalt Lake Tribune
“At the behest of Major League Soccer and in accordance with league policy, Real Salt Lake has reinstated media access and related privileges to The Salt Lake Tribune columnist,” said Andy Carroll, RSL’s chief business officer in a statement.

Report: Oscar Romero opens up about turning down $10 million MLS offerOnce a Metro
Reportedly, an ambitious MLS team met Racing Club’s valuation of the player, offering $10 million. It was suggested the offer was accepted by the club, but not by Romero.

New York Red Bulls will not sign Diego ForlanMetro
Diego Forlan is not heading to the New York Red Bulls nor was he ever a target of the team, this after a week of speculation that the team was interested in the once prolific striker.

Serie A Transfer Rumours Emerge as Sebastian Giovinco’s Goalless Drought Continues Waking the Red
There continues to be interest in Giovinco as he goes through his worst stretch of form since joining Toronto FC.

Why you can’t count out the 2016 Philadelphia UnionPhilly Union
Philadelphia Union are a tough team to put away. The Union have come from behind to either tie, or win, six games this season after erasing a two-goal deficit Sunday night against New York Red Bulls.

Tuesday kickaround Washington Post
An independent review panel has rescinded the one-game suspension to Columbus Crew defender Harrison Afful, who was wrongly red-carded by referee Silviu Petrescu in the 74th minute of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with D.C. United at Mapfre Stadium.

Seattle Sounders regroup after Cascadia loss, focus on U.S. Open CupSeattle Sounders
Coming off their 3-1 defeat to the Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Sunday, the Seattle Sounders returned to work on Monday for an overcast morning practice at Starfire Sports in Tukwila.

Watch all 2016 US Open Cup quarterfinal matches live on YouTubeMLS
The oldest soccer competition in the United States continues on Wednesday, and if you can’t catch one of the quarterfinal matches in person, you’re in luck. US Soccer confirmed all four quarterfinal games on Wednesday will be streamed live on their YouTube channel.

MLS PHOTOS: Whitecaps FC 2, Orlando City City SC 2, July 16, 2016BC Soccer Web
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BC Soccer Assoc. Delivers its NEW C License Coaching Course in North Vancouver in Conjunction with Training Regional Learning FacilitatorsBCSA
“In addition to our successful launch of the new C License course, BC Soccer is pleased to host two additional courses in the upcoming 6-8 months held on Vancouver Island and in the Interior as well”, said Rob Csabai, Manager of Coach Development.  “The C License is designed for coaches who want to deepen their knowledge of coaching and challenge themselves to be evaluated in order to move forward in their soccer education and in the Licensing Stream coaching pathway.”

BC Soccer Assoc. Welcomes New Grassroots Development OfficerBCSA
BC Soccer is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Tuner as the new Grassroots Development Officer for the association.  Paul comes to the association with a wealth of knowledge and experience working within the BC and Ontario Soccer Club structures over the last 10 years.

Soccer Heat are in Pacific Coast Soccer League playoffsKamloops This Week
The Kamloops Heat have qualified for the Pacific Coast Soccer League Premier Division playoffs.

Storm reigns over B.C. soccerParksville- Qualicum News
In their first trip to the B.C. Provincial A soccer championships, Catalina Magana and Olivia Williams emerged as champions, as the U14 Upper Island Storm girls team ran the table on its season with a victory in the championship game July 10.

AFTN’s Vancouver Whitecaps Residency ‘Ones To Watch’ 2016 (Part One – the U16s)AFTN
Over the past five seasons we have put together our annual ‘Ones To Watch’ list of who we feel are the top Residency players within the Whitecaps system (You can find links to all the previous years at the bottom of this article).

5 District Soccer League Launches new Website5dsl.ca
The 5 District Soccer League starts in September and runs through to March when it ends with the Championship Series Finals.

Two late signings for UBCO Heat men’s soccer teamKelowna Now
A pair of Surrey-groomed products brings to seven the number of fresh recruits for the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s soccer team this fall.

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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Olympics a different beast than Women’s World Cup Yahoo Sports
While much of the media spotlight will be on the events in Rio with the soccer team out in the comparatively remote outposts of Sao Paolo and Brasilia, the tournament itself is stiffer challenge than a World Cup.

Coach pleased with Women’s National U-17 Team performance in ChinaCSA
Canada Soccer National EXCEL 14-17 director and Women’s National U-17 Team Coach Bev Priestman is very pleased with Canada’s U-17 team after a challenging, yet promising, CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament in Weifang, China PR.

Physical Analysis of WWC Canada 2015 to inspire the future training of women’s football FIFA
Developing the women’s game is paramount to FIFA’s core mission and as a result the Physical Analysis of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ has just been released.

Nitros Stun Sigma With 3-1 Result At Varsity StadiumLeague1 Ontario
North Toronto Nitros continued a brilliant start to their first League1 Ontario season, taking down the west division first-place side Sigma FC 3-1 at University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium.

North Bay Masters take game one in Northern Ontario ChampionshipBay Today
North Bay came up on top 3-2 over Sudbury in the first game of a home and home Northern Ontario Masters Championship event on Saturday at the Steve Omischl Sports Complex in North Bay.

Bonnyville soccer clubs net bronze medals at provincials Bonnyville Nouvelle
Both the Bonnyville under 18 Tropics boys and the under 18 Breakaway girls soccer clubs fought hard at provincial finals in Leduc earlier this month and both came out of the tournament with bronze.




SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016, 2:00 PM



FC Edmonton’s turnaround teamEdmonton Sun
If this really is ‘Make It Or Break It’ time for FC Edmonton, as I believe it to be, then meet the men Tom Fath has hired to try to finally Make It.

NASL Fall Week 3 Recap: Loons Deny Indy, Rayo OKC RisingEmpire of Soccer
Apart from one draw during the weeknight action, every match in week three of the NASL Fall Season ended with a winner. Also of note: all eight of those winners blanked their opponents.

Danish Midfielder Martin Vingaard Joins RowdiesTampa Bay Rowdies
The Tampa Bay Rowdies have enhanced their midfield with the signing of Martin Vingaard to a contract through the end of the 2017 NASL season, the club announced Monday. Per club and league policy, no further contract details were disclosed.

USL Rewind: San Antonio win is tale of two penaltiesSoccer America
Keeper Matt Cardone’s save of a penalty kick inspired San Antonio FC, which converted a PK of its own and added a stoppage-time goal to defeat Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, 2-0, Saturday at Toyota Field.

Cardone’s ‘Big Moment’ Lifts San AntonioUSL
Stepping in for just his second start for San Antonio FC on Saturday night, goalkeeper Matt Cardone was faced with a big test early when Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 was awarded a penalty kick after Marco Bustos was fouled on a free kick.

Match Preview: TFC II vs. Rochester Rhinos Toronto FC
TFC II face Rochester on Wednesday at 4:30 PT.

Report: USL Hopes to Hear About Division Status SoonEmpire of Soccer
USL President Jake Edwards spoke with WXVU during FC Cincinnati’s international friendly against Crystal Palace FC and revealed that the league is expecting an answer on their bid for division 2 status shortly.

The Story of Nashville FC: A Dangerous PrecedentThe First Eleven
Sports are about community. They’re about family. They’re as much about the crazy people screaming around you in the stands as they are about the players on the field.

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Contrasting fortunes for frontrunners as Rio looms FIFA
The Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 is about to take centre stage, but jostling for supremacy remains ongoing in numerous top leagues across the globe. FIFA.com takes a look at USA, England and Sweden where several big names stumbled, while there is also news from Finland and Russia.

NWSL Week 13 Rewind: Houston snaps six-game streak, blanks PortlandEmpire of Soccer
The streak in scoring futility is over for the Houston Dash. And they did it in a big way.

NWSL Week In Review: Flash Show They Are Near Top To Stay Equalizer
Everything seemed ripe for a Western New York comeuppance Saturday night as they traveled cross-country to take on reigning NWSL Shield holders Seattle.

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Copa Libertadores: Borja: I spend every minute thinking about the finalFIFA
When Nicolasa Hernandez made the empanada pies she sold in the small town of Tierralta, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, she had little idea that she was cooking up more than just sustenance for her family. Without even realising, with her kneading and crimping she was creating the fuel that would power a goalscorer. And not just any goalscorer, but a record-breaking one who has powered his new team all the way to the final of the 2016 Copa Libertadores.

Brendan Rodgers says Celtic must be patient against Lincoln Red ImpsESPN FC
Boss Brendan Rodgers is confident Celtic fans will have the patience that might be needed to get past Lincoln Red Imps in their Champions League qualifier at Parkhead on Wednesday night.

Manchester City make official approach to sign West Ham starlet Reece Oxford – Sky sources Sky Sports
Manchester City have made an official approach to West Ham about signing youngster Reece Oxford, Sky sources understand.

Pressure builds for Monterrey as it looks to forget ghosts of Clausura finalESPN FC
Antonio Mohamed sat impatiently in front of the press. His almost ubiquitous smile was now replaced by a slight frown. The manager had been denied a third Liga MX title less than two months prior, when Victor Guzman’s last-minute header gave Pachuca a sixth league championship before a stunned Monterrey home crowd.

Hull’s Steve Bruce talks to FA about England jobSportsnet
Hull manager Steve Bruce has held talks with the English Football Association about succeeding Roy Hodgson as national coach.

Manchester City agree £4m deal for goalkeeper Gerónimo RulliThe Guardian
Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Argentinian goalkeeper Gerónimo Rulli for around £4m, with the 24-year-old set to join Real Sociedad on a season-long loan.

Stoke make £20million bid for Saido Berahino but face frustrating wait to complete dealThe Telegraph
Berahino is Mark Hughes’s No. 1 striker target this summer and Stoke have submitted a bid that comes close to West Bromwich Albion’s valuation, with the 22-year-old forward ‘liking’ a tweet about the potential move on Twitter.

Arsenal close to £2m deal for Bolton’s England Under-21 defender Rob HoldingThe Guardian
Arsenal are closing in on the signing of the England Under-21 international defender Rob Holding from Bolton Wanderers.

Why not him? Mario Balotelli’s fall from most-wanted to most shunted Goal
The 25-year-old is a Champions League winner, but has no future at Liverpool nor any concrete offers for his services, and only he can reverse the slide.

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