VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. FC DALLAS
MLS MATCHDAY #14
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017, 7:00 PM
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
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Whitecaps of the Future: Kadin Chung – Eighty-Six Forever
We start a look into the future of the Caps with the promising young fullback.
Toronto FC set for unprecedented string of games: ‘We pushed back, but there wasn’t any ability to move’ – Toronto Sun
It’s unprecedented, coach Greg Vanney believes, for an MLS side to have just a single off-day between games. And you thought Toronto FC’s schedule was grueling before last week’s international break.
Despite absences, Seattle Sounders confident heading into U.S. Open Cup match against the Portland Timbers – Sounders FC
When the Seattle Sounders host the Portland Timbers on Tuesday in the fourth round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the match will look considerably different than their previous meeting just two weeks ago.
USOC: Miami FC and Orlando City set to battle for Florida crown – MLS Multiplex
Miami FC of the NASL is set for a first ever meeting against Orlando City SC of MLS. The Open Cup showdown will determine the last Florida team to move on.
The US Open Cup: The Hipster Chic of Soccer – Burgundy Wave
Did you see Nirvana at a club in Seattle before anybody had ever heard of them? Is your favorite restaurant a taco truck on Federal where the lengua tacos don’t appear on the menu – the owner makes them special if you ask? Do people check out your sartorial style on the street and then politely ask if they can take a picture and post your outfit on Instagram? Or… do you just like soccer? If any of that applies to you, then you positively have to go see the US Open Cup tomorrow night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, when the Rapids take on Oklahoma City Energy in the fourth round.
Former San Jose Earthquakes target Darwin Quintero’s on the market again – MLS
Could Darwin Quintero be on his way to MLS? It is certainly possible. Quintero was one of the players that was not selected during last week’s Liga MX Draft over in Mexico, and is on the market as a result. A possible resolution for the the 29-year-old Colombian attacker, who had been playing for Club America since 2015, could be to make the move north to MLS. Quintero had been linked with the San Jose Earthquakes earlier this year, but nothing concrete ever came of the reported interest.
Marsch suspended for U.S. Open Cup match against NYCFC – SBI
After the Red Bulls completed their penultimate training session before Wednesday’s clash with New York City FC in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, head coach Jesse Marsch was anticipating the first of four matches in a 10-week period with their cross-river rivals.
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, Atlanta United 1, June 3, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC SOCCER NEWS
‘Birds head to Beijing for prestigious WEUFT World Cup – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds are heading on an ‘Eastern’ road trip that will see them travel more that 8500 kilometres to play as many as five games over seven days. The ‘Birds are going to take part in the prestigious 2017 WEUFT (World Elite University Football Tournament) World Cup to be played at Tsinghua University in the heart of Beijing. China. Soccer squads from renowned British schools Oxford and Cambridge will take part in the tournament, along with the University of Southern California’s club team, a team from Sydney, Australia and other sides from universities all over Asia.
BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book Recommendations – BC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.
BC PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Surrey United 1 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 13, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
PDL PHOTOS: TSS Rovers 2 Lane Utd. 2, May 12, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
3V3 LIVE NATIONAL SOCCER TOUR COMES TO ABBOTSFORD – 3v3 Live Canada
3v3 Live Soccer Tour and Holbrook Sports Management are excited to announce the expansion of the 3v3 Live Soccer Tour into the Canadian soccer market. With the first event previously announced to take place on the August 19/20 weekend in Surrey, BC, the 3v3 Soccer Tour will expand to Abbotsford, BC, on August 20 and will include men’s and women’s open divisions.
2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
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FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
REVIEW: The Miracle Mile. Stories of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – BC BookLook
Author Jason Beck is curator of the BC Sports Hall of Fame in BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, and convenor two years ago of an excellent exhibition about the 1954 Games. In his first book, he proves to be a meticulous researcher, a compelling story-teller, and a crafty realist who knows how to hook his readers. Watch how, two pages into the book, he uses filmic technique to evoke the arriving athletes’ youthful buzz and give period colouring and costuming, but then smartly moves his camera in to introduce his stars.
TSS Rovers launch website & 2017 Season Ticket Campaign – TSS Rovers
TSS FC Rovers play their inaugural season in the PDL at iconic Swangard Stadium. Season Tickets are $70 for Adults, $49 for U12 Youth.
Becoming a BC Soccer Referee – BCSA
Whether you are an experienced referee new to British Columbia or if you are new to the discipline of refereeing BC Soccer Assoc. has a clinic and a pathway for you. The minimum age to become a referee is 12 years old (small sided) and 14 years old (11-a-side). Please enjoy the short video showcasing some Referee programs that BC Soccer offers and continue below for more on how to become a referee in BC!
To our Readers: A Choice – BC Soccer Web
Soccer has brought us to the United States many times. It’s a great place with decent people. We especially look forward to our Cascadia trips to Seattle and Portland. They’re incredible cities with wonderful supporters. That’s why it was so disheartening to see chaos and fear take hold in the airports and borders of our neighbours to the south.
Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on sale – Highlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
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.
Introducing BC Soccer Web Syndication – BC Soccer Web
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! – BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Canada’s Gold Cup send off set for Tuesday at Stade Saputo – CSA
There are plenty of storylines awaiting Tuesday night’s international soccer match at Stade Saputo in Montréal. Take your pick: Octavio Zambrano’s Men’s National Team coaching debut for Canada; anywhere from one to six international debuts of young international players, including a 16-year old teenager named Alphonso Davies; possibly the last home international match for hometown hero Patrice Bernier.
Friendly test of soccer skills, nerves as Canada meets Curaçao tonight at Saputo Stadium – Montreal Gazette
There will be two significant debuts when the Canadian men’s soccer team faces Curaçao in an international friendly at Saputo Stadium on Tuesday (7:30p.m., TSN, RDS).
New coach Zambrano wants to see Canada play attacking soccer – Sportsnet
Three months after being appointed coach of the Canadian men’s soccer team, Octavio Zambrano will finally get his chance to oversee a game.
Canada veteran Bernier, teenager Davies excited to face Curacao in friendly – Montreal Gazette
eteran Patrice Bernier and teenager Alphonso Davies were like the Odd Couple at the Canadian soccer team camp last week. The 37-year-old captain of the Montreal Impact and the 16-year-old prodigy from the Vancouver Whitecaps were caught up in what Bernier called a “culture clash, a clash of ages.”
Home games crucial to growth of Canadian national teams’ fan base – Waking the Red
If you ask fans of the Canadian national soccer team – men’s or women’s – how their fandom began, the story is usually the same. Either because someone dragged them out or just out of curiosity, they went to a match.
World Cup 2026 could be staged in four Canadian cities, CSA official tells the Toronto Sun – Toronto Sun
Prospective World Cup bidders beware, the Canadian Soccer Association isn’t concerned another nation — or nations — will put together a bid that’s better than theirs.
Soccer star Christine Sinclair embarks on personal mission to help fight MS – The Province
Sinclair, who turned 34 Monday, is going to take an active role in the fight against multiple sclerosis. Sinclair made the decision after speaking last year at a fundraiser for the B.C. chapter of the MS Society of Canada.
KW United Gets Ready for the Road with Another Win – Northern Starting XI
The boys in Blue are continuing to improve their chemistry, and they were already a strong team at the outset of the season. Each game has built upon the last; this game was no different. KW United’s 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Dutch Lions can be defined by an effective top line that really came together. Although KW United slowed their pace in the second half, partly due to the heat; the entire game demonstrated a high level of action and allowed for multiple opportunities by both teams.
Red Nation Interview Series: Milovan Kapor – Red Nation Online
Canadian soccer player Milovan “Milo” Kapor was born in Toronto, Ontario on August 5, 1991. His professional career has had an interesting flow ever since it began in 2014 when he signed with Spanish side Cadiz.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC FC vs. WFC2
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017, 8:00 PM
PAPA MURPHY’S PARK, SACRAMENTO, CA
2017 US Open Cup Fourth Round Previews: Tuesday, June 13 – MLS
They’re sponsored by a local liquor store. They rarely train, and they never get paid to play. They all have day jobs. And on Tuesday night, Christos FC will have a shot at taking out D.C. United.
Maryland “pub league” soccer team keeps winning, will play D.C. United in national tournament – ABC2 News
If you’re going to be the best, you might as well look your best. And this is the best Christos Football Club has looked, well, ever. Seriously When’s the last time they all had new, matching uniforms? “Probably never,” says Christos captain Chris Ports.
Christos FC: The Pride of Baltimore – US Soccer
Sometimes in life, if you’re lucky, you find yourself in the middle of something great. Perched on a barstool in a liquor store surrounded by two generations of Christos FC players, and sharing, if only briefly, in their fairytale 2017 U.S. Open Cup run feels like one of those moments. It’s as special as it is rare.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
2017 WU19 EURO final line-up confirmed – UEFA
Germany and holders France, the most successful nations in the competition’s history, have completed the eight-team line-up for the 2017 WU19 EURO.
NWSL: Measures adopted to deal with afternoon heat – Soccer America
In the aftermath of the incident involving the Houston Dash’s Rachel Daly, who collapsed from heat exhaustion in a game in late May, the NWSL has rescheduled 23 games, added time for hydration breaks on the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime and issued new guidelines to deal with extreme heat.
World travelling Fishlock loves NWSL best – The Equalizer
The 30-year-old Seattle Reign midfielder has played professionally, or something close to it, in seven different countries on three different continents. A native of Cardiff, Wales, she is the only player, female or male, to play 100 international matches for Wales, but she hasn’t played for a Welsh club since leaving Cardiff 10 years ago.
Sounders Women sweep weekend, travel to first place Issaquah Friday – GoalWA
The Sounders Women traveled to Oregon for a 2-game road trip over June 10th and June 11th playing FCM Portland on Saturday night, then turning around and playing Westside Metros on Sunday. Both games ended in victories for the surging Sounders Women.
The murky road ahead for Australia’s 2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup bid – Sydney Morning Herald
Will it be enough to simply be the best? Australia is about to find out as it bids for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, a two-year journey down the winding, murky road of international football politics.
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WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Iran celebrates as national team earns World Cup spot – Reuters
Iran celebrated on Monday as the country’s national soccer team qualified for next year’s World Cup finals by beating Uzbekistan 2-0 with goals from Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi.
Antoine Griezmann signs new Atletico Madrid contract until 2022 – ESPN FC
Griezmann, whose previous deal was due to end in June 2021, has long been linked with United but the France international is now set to remain a leading player in La Liga under Atletico coach Diego Simeone.
Socceroos comfortably beaten by Brazil in final pre-Confederations Cup outing – The Guardian
Brazil defeated Ange Postecoglou’s listless and uninspired Socceroos 4-0 in Melbourne, though things might have gone even worse for Australia after an embarrassing gaffe from defender Bailey Wright allowed the visitors to score just 12 seconds into their MCG friendly.
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo accused of €14.7 million tax evasion – ESPN FC
A Spanish state prosecutor has accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo with defrauding Spain’s tax office of €14.7 million in unpaid taxes.
Luka Modric testifies at soccer corruption trial in Croatia – Sportsnet
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric appeared as a key witness at a corruption trial on Tuesday, testifying about his financial deals with a former Dinamo Zagreb director charged with tax evasion and embezzlement.
FIFA agree to the UAE’s request to change Qatari refereeing team – SN
The UAE FA have announced that FIFA had accepted their request to change the Qatari refereeing team that was due to officiate their match against Thailand in the eighth round of matches in Asian Qualifiers for Russia 2018. The request came as a consequence of the ongoing political dispute with Qatar.
What Serie A clubs Juventus, Roma, Inter, Milan and Napoli need to do – ESPN FC
A look at what the big Serie A clubs need to find in this summer’s transfer market.
Indian Super League expanded to 10 teams with Tata Steel and JSW franchises awarded – Inside World Football
The Indian Super League announced on Monday that Tata Steel Limited & JSW Group have won the bids for the two new franchise teams for the next season. The decision means JSW Group owned Bengaluru, one of the strongest teams in the rival I-league, will now join the ISL which will expand from eight to ten teams.
UEFA announces new annual player awards – UEFA
UEFA has announced the introduction of five new players’ awards, voted for by leading coaches and members of the media, which will be presented in Monaco in August.
Under-20 World Cup has put galaxy of stars on road to global superstardom – The Guardian
England’s Dominic Solanke joins Lionel Messi and Sergio Agüero in elite group by winning tournament golden ball, but it is no guarantee of a great career.
Subbuteo builds its global football fingerprint with Asian confederation – Inside World Football
The rapidly re-growing sport of Subbuteo – the table football game where players use their fingers to move figures on the pitch to score goals – is adding a new regional confederation in Asia to help develop the sport in the region.