VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
MINNESOTA UNITED vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
MLS MATCHDAY #15
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017, 5:00 PM
TCF BANK STADIUM, MINNEAPOLIS, MN.
TV: TSN RADIO: NONE ONLINE: TSN GO & TSNvancouver.ca (AUDIO)
Episode 202 – The AFTN Soccer Show (A Week To Remember/Forget with guests Alan Koch, Pa Modou Kah, and Atiba Harris) – AFTN
Well that’s been a week we’re glad is over. A difficult one for Vancouver Whitecaps off the pitch, and a mixed one on it. We’re focussing on the footballing aspects of it all in the latest AFTN Soccer Show, as we look back at the match that was the 1-1 draw between the ‘Caps and FC Dallas on Saturday. A good result considering all the line-up issues and uncertainty?
MLS and Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirm a stay of proceedings in charge against Williams – Whitecaps FC
Major League Soccer and Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Tuesday that the charge against Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Sheanon Williams in connection with an alleged domestic incident is not being pursued by the prosecution, but instead has been stayed.
Whitecaps Bid $5 Million for Atiba Hutchinson According to Sources in Turkey – Eighty-Six Forever
According to Turkish source Haber3 the Vancouver Whitecaps have bid $5 million for Canadian star Atiba Hutchinson.
The Bug is back? Whitecaps eager for Techera to regain his previous heights – MLS
“Pedestrian” was the word Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson used to describe his side’s first-half performance against FC Dallas at BC Place on Saturday night.
Valentine: ‘One of the biggest nights of my career’ – Whitecaps FC
The 1983 NASL season was always going to be special. We had a really good team and we knew we were opening BC Place. Our first 11 games were played away from our new home, and we did quite well winning 10 out of 11, but now it was time to focus on one of the biggest nights of my career.
San Diego MLS bid at risk as Soccer City placed on 2018 ballot – SBI
One of the major competitors for an MLS expansion bid has taken a major blow in their local political situation. San Diego’s proposed Soccer City site, fronted by FS Investors and former U.S. Men’s National Team great Landon Donovan, has been placed on the 2018 ballot for public vote, according to KPBS News. The news brings an end to the possibility of the proposal getting a special 2017 vote it requested to expedite the approval to use the former Qualcomm Stadium site as a home for a San Diego MLS franchise.
Providence Equity Partners sells SUM interest – Soccer America
Providence Equity Partners has sold its investment in Soccer United Marketing, MLS’s media and marketing arm, which it made five years ago back to the league.
NYCFC, Red Bulls’ fight for supremacy produces rapid rise in fan intensity – ESPN FC
The Hudson River derby, which has its next installment on Saturday at Red Bull Arena, began as something created at MLS headquarters on Park Avenue and in the marketing departments of the two squads. But a little more than two years later, the game is marked by excitement, fierce rhetoric, occasional brawls and, yes, the odd DVD.
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, FC Dallas 1, June 17, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Residency Week 2017: Vancouver Whitecaps U18s “have enough quality to do something great” in this year’s USSDA playoffs – AFTN
Westfield, Indiana plays host to this year’s USSDA playoffs, which get underway on Thursday and once again both Vancouver Whitecaps U16 and U18 sides are chasing their first national title after both wrapped up another respective Northwest Division title.
ROXBURGH UNVEILS 2017 WOMEN’S SOCCER RECRUITING CLASS – TWU
Trinity Western women’s soccer coach Graham Roxburgh officially unveiled his 2017 recruiting class Friday, with a group of five set to join the Spartans this fall, including defenders Aliya Coy (Calgary), Emily Killam (White Rock, B.C.) and Gina Minervini (Edmonton) and forwards Kathryn Harvey (Coquitlam, B.C.) and Isabella Roque (Surrey, B.C.).
Six KYSA teams qualify for provincials – Kamloops This Week
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) had six select teams qualify this weekend for the Provincial B Cup Finals next month.
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
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
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
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.
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
Clint Irwin: ‘Natural animosity’ between TFC and Impact – Sportsnet
TFC and the Impact faced off seven times in Major League Soccer and Canadian Championship play last season, including in their epic two-game Eastern Conference final that is considered one of the best playoff series in MLS history.
AUDIO: TFC Talk: Previewing the Canadian Championship final – Waking the Red
In the latest episode of TFC Talk, host Steve Gennaro speaks with Montreal soccer writer Nick Sabetti as Toronto FC prepare to visit the Montreal Impact in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final. The Reds can claim their first major silverware of the season and a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League by seeing off their rivals.
Canadian soccer veteran Amy Walsh looks back on Hall of Fame career – Sportsnet
The midfielder, who suited up in over 100 international games, was named to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2017 after a storied career that included two FIFA Women’s World Cup appearances, a trip to the 2008 Olympics in China and a CONCACAF championship.
Dalhousie professor also one of Canada’s top soccer referees – Chronicle Herald
Halifax’s Marie-Soleil Beaudoin discovered early in life that “if things are easy, it gets boring quickly for me.”
Toronto Soccer Association launches new concussion policy – Toronto Star
The Toronto Soccer Association is hoping to help keep their players’ brains safe with a new approach to concussion recovery.
Soccer stadium, new professional league team touted for downtown Halifax – Chronicle Herald
Halifax soccer fans are gathered at regional council today as it debates a downtown pop-up stadium that could eventually become home to a new FIFA-sanctioned professional soccer team.
The Robbie soccer tournament raises $50K for Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Inside Toronto
About 270 youth soccer teams from across the province will take part in this weekend’s The Robbie Festival, which takes place at four locations in Scarborough and one in Unionville.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
WFC2 vs. OKC ENERGY FC
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017, 3:00 PM
UBC THUNDERBIRD STADIUM, VANCOUVER BC
Dos Santos Lifts Fury FC Past OCB – USL
A goal late in the first half by Steevan Dos Santos earned Ottawa Fury FC a 1-0 victory against Orlando City B on Tuesday afternoon in front of a crowd of 7,551 at TD Place.
USL Week 14: A Midweek Look Ahead Part 1 – SBI
The USL midseason grind is here as there’s a game every night throughout Week 14.
Monarchs Earn Historic Ninth Victory – USL
Real Monarchs SLC claimed a USL record ninth consecutive victory as goals by Andrew Brody and Taylor Peay lifted the side to a 2-1 victory against Reno 1868 FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in a wild contest on Monday night.
Miami FC May Be Soccer’s Best-Kept Secret – Empire of Soccer
Not a lot of people have noticed, but Miami FC is styling a seven-point lead atop the North American Soccer League’s Spring Season table ahead of Saturday’s game against the visiting New York Cosmos. The club is also looking ahead to its Round of 16 match in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Atlanta United on June 28.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers begin new chapter with Bill Edwards acquisition – Florida Squeeze
It’s all over other than the shouting and crying (for now). This morning in Pinellas Circuit Court, Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards gained control of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers name. What does this mean for the future of a club that is currently on hiatus?
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Former USWNT manager DiCicco dies at 68 – SBI
The women’s soccer community lost a giant on Tuesday morning, as it was announced that former U.S. Women’s National Team manager Tony DiCicco passed away at the age of 68.
World football mourns as DiCicco passes away – FIFA
His accomplishments include winning the aforementioned Women’s World Cup, the nation’s second at the time, and an Olympic gold medal for USA at Atlanta 1996, the first edition of women’s soccer at the Games.
Where’s the Fitness, Asks Lloyd – The Equalizer
“I’m not sure what’s been going on for the last three months as far as training, but in my opinion we’re not fit enough,” she said after Houston’s 4-2 loss to the Orlando Pride on Saturday. “If you’re not fit in this league, and you can’t run all game long, especially in this heat, we’re not going to win.”
NWSL Rewind: Marta goes off in Houston – Soccer America
Marta had her best game in the NWSL since joining the Orlando Pride as she scored two goals and set up the other two in the Pride’s 4-2 win at Houston. The performance followed her trip to Europe, where she played for Brazil in its 1-0 win at Iceland and 2-1 win at Spain.
Scotland: Why are the women’s squad in dispute with the SFA? – BBC Sport
The Scotland Women’s squad for the Euro 2017 finals in the Netherlands was due to be revealed on Tuesday, but the announcement has been postponed for a week.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Spanish state prosecutor accuses ex-Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud – Toronto Star
The prosecutor accused Jose Mourinho of tax fraud worth about $5 million in unpaid taxes.
Pepe: Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘completely motivated’ for Portugal amid turmoil – ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo is “completely motivated” for Portugal’s Confederations Cup campaign and not distracted by the ongoing uncertainty over his Real Madrid future according to club and country teammate Pepe and national coach Fernando Santos.
The mission is Moscow for fired-up Cedric – FIFA
Since replacing then-favoured Vieirinha in Portugal’s crucial Round of 16 match against Croatia at EURO 2016, Cedric Soares has firmly established himself in the right-back position, has helped his nation win its first ever major international football trophy, and just a few days ago, scored his first ever goal for the senior national team.
Confederations Cup preview: Second group games kick off – NBC Sports
On Wednesday the 2017 Confederations Cup will continue is Russia as two Group A games take center stage.
Champions League: RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg both allowed to compete – BBC Sport
Both clubs are associated with the energy-drink maker Red Bull and Uefa prohibits clubs with strong links from playing in Europe in the same season.
Sunderland accelerate sale talks as Short holds out for £90m to end his reign – Inside World Football
Sunderland’s relegation from the Premier League also saw the resignation of manager David Moyes over lack of transfer funds, and has accelerated the desire of American owner Ellis Short to sell the club. The club announced it is prioritising its sale over the search for a new manager.
30-minute debate: Why a radical proposal to change soccer’s rules deserves a long look – the11.ca
I think we all know, deep down, that time added on is a fairly arbitrary number. Sometimes it’s three minutes, or four. Or five. We don’t know why. So, when the International Football Association Board revealed that it would look at a proposal to change the way that soccer is timed: Instead of two 45-minute halves that tick down without any breaks, the game would be broken into two 30-minute halves, with stopped time when the ball goes out of play. Call me a heretic, but I kinda love it. (But, at the professional level only — more on that later.)
The 50 best young players in world football – The Telegraph
Here are the best 50 young footballers in the world, as ranked by JJ Bull.
DraftKings and FanDuel merger hits antitrust roadblock in the US – Inside World Football
The merger of daily fantasy sports DraftKings and FanDuel has been temporarily shelved after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stepped in to block the deal.
How England’s first wave of heavy metal football conquered Europe – The Guardian
In the 1970s and 1980s, English success on the pitch and on stage was rooted in a bleak landscape where the only escape was to become a footballer or start a band.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca