BC Soccer News, Tuesday, June 28, 2016









‘This is what you play for:’ ‘Caps, TFC play for Voyageurs Cup Wednesday at BC PlaceWhitecaps FC
After winning their first-ever Voyageurs Cup in 2015, Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to repeat as Canadian champions on Wednesday night at BC Place in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship Final vs. Toronto FC.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Toronto FC | Canadian Championship Match PreviewMLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps hope to turn things around in the second leg of the 2016 Amway Canadian Championship against Toronto FC. The Reds took a slender 1-0 win at BMO Field against the defending Canadian champions in the first leg and will be looking to end a three-year wait for the country’s top club crown.

Whitecaps play to defend as Canadian Champions against Toronto FC Eighty-Six Forever
It’s the final leg of the Amway Canadian Championship and the Voyageurs Cup is on the line.

Whitecaps FC name 23-man roster for Wednesday’s Canadian Championship FinalWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today an unchanged 23-man roster for the Amway Canadian Championship second and decisive leg of the final series versus Toronto FC on Wednesday at BC Place

Clint Irwin Injury: Toronto FC Will Be in Some Unproven Hands Going ForwardWaking the Red
Quillan Roberts and Alex Bono will get an unexpected chance to shine for Toronto FC after Irwin’s injury against Orlando City SC.

Manneh nominated for MLS Goal of the Week, named to MLS Team of the WeekWhitecaps FC
Kekuta Manneh in open space = trouble for opposing defenders. The 21-year-old speedster was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week and named to the MLS Team of the Week after coolly finishing off a 65-yard dash in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Philadelphia Union.

If Octavio Rivero Leaves, the Whitecaps Must Make a MoveEighty-Six Forever
Rivero is rumoured to be leaving Vancouver. Can anybody currently on the roster fill his boots?

Philadelphia Union’s Roland Alberg wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 16MLS
After spending the first half of the season bouncing in and out of the lineup, Philadelphia Union midfielder Roland Alberg announced himself in a huge way last week, scoring four goals in two matches to win MLS Player of the Week for Week 16.

Sounders happy to see in-form Clint Dempsey return from Copa America MLS
Coming off a standout run with the US national team in which he led the US in both goals and assists at the Copa America Centenario, Clint Dempsey is back with the Seattle Sounders.

Stop Blaming the Ref: Houston Dynamo Collapse at PortlandKeeper Notes
This isn’t the typical post-game article after a Houston Dynamo game. Nope. The facts are well known and are out there. Instead this is about the ‘controversial’ penalty that was awarded to the Portland Timbers a hair before stoppage time in the second half of the game. Many fans are upset about it and if social media has anything to say, the Dynamo were screwed out of at least a draw thanks to the combination of a dive and terrible refereeing.

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Port Moody’s Pietramala And English Youth Star Gard SignSFU
Men’s soccer head coach Clint Schneider has signed Port Moody’s Andre Pietramala and Freddie Gard of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England.

TRU bids on CIS soccer championshipKamloops This Week
The Thompson Rivers WolfPack is in the running to host Canada’s best men’s soccer teams next season. The university has submitted a bid to host the 2017 and 2018 CIS national championships, which would bring the top eight men’s soccer teams to the Tournament Capital for a single-elimination tournament. The WolfPack would receive an automatic berth as hosts of the event.

Canada West schools bid on five CIS national tournamentsCanada West
In men’s soccer, 2015 host York, winners of the last two CIS championships, expressed interest, as well as Thompson Rivers, and UBC. While Thompson Rivers was the lone bidder for 2017, the selection committee still has to review its bid to ensure it meets or exceeds the CIS hosting standards.

WolfPack Men’s Soccer Look To Future Signing Khaira TRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer program has taken another step forward in its development. Head coach John Antulov has made the unprecedented move of committing to a grade 11 student.

MIRACLE MILE: Stories of the 1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games Book Event BC Soccer Web
The Victoria Public Library is hosting author & BC Sports Hall of Fame Curator Jason Beck for a special presentation of his book The MIRACLE MILE: Stories of the 1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games. Full of colourful & well-researched stories from the 1954 games, Jason Beck brings Vancouver of the 1950s to life as the young city hosts its first global sporting event. Admission is free to the presentation at the Greater Victoria Public Library on Wednesday, June 29.

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.

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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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.

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The Week In Women’s Football: Canada prepare for Rio, USA to meet South Africa and Seattle signs Japan star Tribal Football
This week we look at Canada’s final team for the Rio Olympics as well as the U.S. roster for their upcoming international friendly versus South Africa and report that an international star is returning to NWSL.

Journey to St. John’s 2016 continues through heart of summer seasonCSA
It’s the heart of the summer soccer season as the journey to St. John’s 2016 continues with seven provincial competitions underway in June and July. These provincial competitions will continue into August and September before they qualify adult clubs to the Sport Chek National Championships men’s Challenge Trophy and women’s Jubilee Trophy competitions in October.

Canada selects Para Soccer squad for IFCPF Qualification TournamentCSA
Canada Soccer has announced a 14-player roster that will participate in the upcoming 2016 IFCPF Qualification Tournament in Vejen, Denmark. Coach Drew Ferguson has selected a squad mixed with experience and youth, with the 14 players to gather for a five-day preparation camp in Toronto from 6-10 July.

Central Alberta soccer association missing thousands of dollars: treasurer charged with fraudEdmonton Journal
A soccer club in Thorsby is out thousands of dollars, its treasurer charged with fraud.

Kingston Drops Sanjaxx 2-0 To Nail Down Third Place In Women’s DivisionLeague1 Ontario
Kingston Clipper women got their third consecutive league win and second consecutive clean sheet after a 2-0 result over Sanjaxx Lions on Sunday.

Windsor Stars announce name change, partnership with Toronto FC CTV Windsor
The Windsor Stars will now be known as Windsor TFC as the soccer club has announced a new partnership with Toronto FC of Major League Soccer.

Dawson-Junction team wins third straight soccer title Yukon News
The Dawson City-Haines Junction FC picked up its third straight title in U16 at the Yukon Soccer Outdoor Championships on Sunday at Vanier Catholic Secondary.






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USL Week 14 Recap: Louisville Stay Hot, Monarchs UpsetEmpire of Soccer
A clash of the Eastern Conference titans highlighted this weeks USL action as Louisville City FC hosted FC Cincinnati in a match with first place implications. Not only was Louisville looking to fend off a surging Cincinnati side, but also keep a distance from a dominant New York Red Bull II team who continues to be the best defensive team in the entire league.

USL’s International Exhibitions Soar to New LevelUSL
Next slate of competition begins Tuesday when OKC Energy FC hosts Chivas.

Fury could lose Canadian starter in next few days Ottawa Citizen
Idan Vered has left Ottawa Fury FC following the expiration of his short-term contract with the North American Soccer League club, and Marcel de Jong could follow him out the door.

U.S. Open Cup Fifth Round preview: Sweet 16 Empire of Soccer
The fifth round of this year’s U.S. Open Cup will take place over the next two nights. As was the case in 2015, only two teams from outside Major League Soccer have survived to see this stage. Both of them are from the North American Soccer League: the New York Cosmos and Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. Their games may prove to be the most interesting of the lot.

New York Cosmos vs. New England Revolution | 2016 US Open Cup Match PreviewMLS
The 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup has moved into the Fifth Round, with only two non-MLS teams remaining: NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers and New York Cosmos, the latter of whom host the New England Revolution on Wednesday at Belson Stadium on the campus of St. John’s University in Queens, New York.

Carmelo Anthony looks to add his golden touch to Puerto Rico FC The Telegraph
As Carmelo Anthony looks to make Olympic history in Rio this summer, he will have one eye on events on a soccer pitch in Puerto Rico.

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NWSL Rewind: Flash flood of goals ties recordSoccer America
The Western New York Flash tied an NWSL record when it beat the Boston Breakers, 7-1. All seven goals — including a Jessica McDonald hat trick — came in the space of 44 minutes.

NWSL Week In Review: Is This Rock Bottom For Breakers? Equalizer
Rock bottom is often a moving target in a “be careful what you wish for” kind of way, but the Boston Breakers – heck, every women’s soccer fan with a heart – hopes that last Friday’s 7-1 debacle in Rochester is as low as they can go.

Jane Ross pegs back Liverpool to keep City top of FA WSL 1The FA
Manchester City maintained their unbeaten record and place at the top of the FA Women’s Super League 1 with a 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Lionesses looking for WSL 2 revenge against London Bees The FA
Millwall Lionesses midfielder Emily Heaslip is looking for revenge when her side take on London Bees in FA WSL 2 on Wednesday.

Damallsvenskan Week 10 Roundup: Stina Blackstenius strikes late as Linköpings remain in firstVavel
The tenth week of the 2016 Damallsvenskan saw five 1-0 wins as Linköpings and Rosengård remain level on points at the top, whilst Kristianstads DFF moved out of the relegation places.

#SWPL16 – Game 11 Round upScottish WPL
In the final SWPL games before the mid-season split, Glasgow City picked up a crucial win over Aberdeen in SWPL 1. Whilst in SWPL 2, Glasgow Girls beat Hamilton Academical 2-1 to move top of the table. Also, Inverness City picked up their first win since October 2014.

USA Soccer Star Alex Morgan On How Sports Made Her ConfidentTeen Vogue
Looking at soccer star Alex Morgan, you’d never think she struggled with self-esteem. After all, the 26-year-old athlete has already racked up a FIFA World Cup championship and an Olympic gold medal, and is gunning for another one in the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And off the field, Alex has been a key player in the U.S. women’s soccer team’s fight for equal pay.

Is football a woman’s world?BBC iWonder
When a goal is scored, the crowd erupts and pure emotion takes over. Supporters of each team celebrate or commiserate together in a shared experience. Football stadiums are exciting, welcoming and safe spaces for everyone – not just men.

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How to Watch Euro 2016 on TV in Canada – BC Soccer Web
The Euros are one of the most popular soccer events on Canadian Television screens. Past Euro competitions have garnered high TV ratings in Canada, and all of the matches are easily accessible.

TSN’s Euro 2016 TV ScheduleTSN
The most up to date resource for upcoming Euro 2016 Matches on TSN.

How did Iceland become Europe’s giant-slayers?The Guardian
After a crazy, unbeaten run in Euro 2016, Iceland will now take on France in the quarter-finals. So what’s the secret of their unlikely success?

England captain Wayne Rooney denies player revolt over Roy HodgsonESPN FC
England captain Wayne Rooney has said reports that senior players had lost faith in manager Roy Hodgson during Euro 2016 were “completely untrue,” in a statement to Press Association Sport.

What does the next manager need to do to put England in a position to win World Cup 2018?Goal
The Three Lions do not have a bad squad or a shortage of talent emerging but the new guardian of the national team must ooze confidence in a way of playing to take them forward.

England’s failure to play as a team was at the root of their Euro 2016 woes ESPN FC
Complex reasons often provoke purely emotional responses. In the aftermath of England’s Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Iceland, even the Independent, one of the country’s most measured broadsheets, went down this well-trodden cul-de-sac with an incendiary headline that read “too rich, too famous, too much ego.”

Conn: We get the England football team we deserveThe Guardian
Decades of mismanagement and greed have caused huge damage to the game. No wonder the Euro 2016 national squad was so poor.

Italy reaches Euro 2016 quarterfinals after disposing of SpainSBI
Italy wasn’t pegged as one of the tournament favorites, despite their rich history, however, Antonio Conte’s experienced group continues to prove that they are among the top teams at Euro 2016.

Euro 2016: The best and worst of the Round of 16Sportsnet
With the quarterfinals of Euro 2016 scheduled to kick off on Thursday, what better time to recap the best (and worst) of the Round of 16?

Paris St-Germain: Laurent Blanc leaves position as managerBBC Sport
Laurent Blanc has left his position as manager of Paris St-Germain after three years at the French league champions.

Paris Saint-Germain hire Unai Emery as manager to replace Laurent Blanc ESPN FC
Paris Saint-Germain have hired former Sevilla manager Unai Emery on a two-year contract to 2018 after parting company with Laurent Blanc.

Two trebles, 11 trophies – Why Paris Saint-Germain had to oust BlancGoal
On the face of things, the former France coach enjoyed a successful spell, but when the chips were really down, he was unable to inspire his team to the heights required.

Chile sets sights on World Cup after second consecutive Copa America winSBI
Great satisfaction. That is what Chile felt after winning its second consecutive Copa America title on Sunday. At the same time, there was also a feeling of wanting more.

Chile’s super-predators are now South America’s most dangerous teamThe Guardian
While Argentina and Brazil have problems on and off the field, La Roja’s Copa America win showed once again they are a fearless, united group of players.

CONCACAF Watch: Will Copa America Centenario lead to more mixing?Goal
It will be tough for administrators in the Americas to resist the allure of more combined tournament in the future after the Copa America Centenario’s off-field success.

Argentina’s president urges Messi not to quit national teamGoal
The Barcelona star revealed his desire to quit international football after he missed a penalty in Sunday’s defeat to Chile in the Copa America final.

Lionel Messi: Diego Maradona urges forward to change mind about retiringBBC Sport
Lionel Messi has been urged to reconsider his international retirement by Argentina legend Diego Maradona and the country’s president.

Zenit St Petersburg star Hulk set to join Shanghai SIPG – reports ESPN FC
The Chinese Super League club are reportedly set to pay around €55 million to sign Brazil international Hulk, which would represent the league’s most expensive ever deal.

Andressa Alves joins FC Barcelona Vavel
The Brazilian international is Barca’s first signing of the 2016/17 season.

New guest player rules smoothes Tim Cahill’s path to A-LeagueThe Guardian
Tim Cahill’s potential path to the A-League has been made smoother with the introduction of full-season guest players from next season.

European Stadia: big money sticks to clubs that own their own homesInside World Football
One of the major legacies of the France 2016 European Championships will be the new and renovated stadia that the French clubs are left to play in. But with 19 of Ligue 1’s club stadia owned by municipalities, will the clubs really benefit from the increased revenue opportunities?

Forget Brexit. Euro 2016 tells us globalization is alive and wellOttawa Citizen
Brexit may say globalization is dead. Euro 2016 says it is alive and thriving.

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