BC Soccer News, Tuesday, March 27, 2018





Episode 253 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Creatively Juiced with guests Jose Aja and Mark-Anthony Kaye)AFTN
It’s good to have constants in your life, right? When a weakened team comes to B.C. Place, Vancouver Whitecaps fail to rise to the occasion seems to be one of those, and it was the same again on Saturday night when a highly depleted LA Galaxy side came and left with a point in a 0-0 draw.

Whitecaps’ playing style evolving, but players still need time to gelSportsnet
Soccer pundit Mark Rogers joined Sportsnet 650’s On Point to recap the Whitecaps’ draw against the LA Galaxy on the weekend, and how Vancouver’s playing style has changed with the addition of Felipe.

José Aja makes MLS Team of the Week bench following clean sheet vs. LA GalaxyWhitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC centre back José Aja was named to the MLS Team of the Week bench today after helping the ‘Caps keep a clean sheet in Saturday’s draw vs. LA Galaxy.

Examining how the newly-shaped LA Galaxy could look with ZlatanNBC Sports
Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be looking for a thank you from LA Galaxy supporters, but the former European icon will have to produce on the pitch before he warrants the sentiment.

6ix on a Wave: To wait, or not to wait?Waking the Red
We’re a week away on a chance for redemption in MLS at home vs. Real Salt Lake. In turn, I’m dreading another week of avoiding even sideways glances at League Tables, Power Rankings or playing as TFC in FIFA 18 with “live form” enabled — any reminder that our (distracted, admittedly for all the right reasons) Reds currently sit at the bottom of the table.

RSL loans Yura Movsisyan to Swedish club NBC Sports
There’s been a bit of confusion regarding Yura Movsisyan’s stay at Real Salt Lake, but the Western Conference side has sent the veteran forward overseas.

Goodbye, Columbus. You didn’t deserve to be abandoned by the CrewWashington Post
Departing Mapfre Stadium after D.C. United’s 3-1 defeat to the Crew on Saturday, I was overcome by a chill. It wasn’t the biting wind whipping across the barren fairgrounds but the realization that, after 23 MLS seasons, I probably won’t return here regularly for soccer anymore.

MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps 0, LA Galaxy 0, March 24, 2018 BC Soccer Web
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VISL PHOTOS: 2018 JACKSON CUP FINAL, Gorge FC 3, Lakehill FC 2, March 25, 2018BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux & Bill Currie.

Gorge FC return to glory with Jackson Cup titleGoldstream Gazette
Gorge FC won the VISL Jackson Cup senior men’s soccer trophy for the first time since 2010, defeating Lakehill 3-2 in an all-Saanich final on Sunday.

Vikes men capture Keg Cup title, women rebound for thirdUVic Vikes
A dominant 2-0 victory over the UBC Thunderbirds capped off a perfect weekend for the University of Victoria Vikes men’s soccer team, as they won their 15th Keg Spring Cup title inside Centennial Stadium on March 24-25.

Marine Harvest Upper Island Riptide U18 boys capture Mayor’s Cup in SurreyNorth Island Gazette
Port Hardy locals Seth Hanuse and Jaylon Grenier both scored three goals during the Mayor’s Cup soccer tournament, helping lead the Marine Harvest Upper Island Riptide U18 boys to four straight victories.

Whitecaps FC U-15 squad heads to Europe for Rotterdam Football CupWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-15 Residency will travel to the Netherlands for the 2018 Rotterdam Football Cup.

The best moments of the 2017-18 Capilano University Blues Season Capilano Courier
Coming into the 2017 soccer season, no one knew what to expect from the Blues women’s soccer team. With eight rookies, a handful of second and third-years and a single fourth-year player, the season seemed as though it could go in any direction. After starting the season with mostly draws, the team continued to leave fans wondering where the season would end up. However, as the team developed chemistry towards the end of the season and found their stride, it was clear that what they lacked in experience, they made up for with skill and heart.

PHOTOS: VMSL IMPERIAL CUP SEMIFINAL, Rino’s Tigers 3, Club Inter 2 (PKs), March 17, 2018 BC Soccer Web
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TSS Rovers release Season Tickets for the 2018 season TSS Rovers
A great summer of soccer is in store at Swangard Stadium with the PDL & WPSL TSS Rovers. Season yickets are only $70.

Victoria Highlanders FC 2018 Season Tickets now on saleVictoria Highlanders
Spend your summer with the PDL Highlanders at Centennial Stadium for only $75.

Canada’s College ID Camps set for Shawnigan Lake & Kingston, OntarioCanada College ID Camps
Our purpose is to provide a space where players grade 9-12 can connect with college coaches from all levels in Canada and the USA. We hope to assist in the promotion of youth players into environments which will challenge them academically and athletically after high school.

PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017BC Soccer Web
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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.

FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017BC Soccer Web
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Becoming a BC Soccer RefereeBCSA
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!

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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Start of new era for Canadian men’s national teamMontreal Impact
The Reds had a strong tint of Bleu-blanc-noir in Murcia, Spain, with Samuel Piette, Michael Petrasso, and Raheem Edwards all making the trip for the first camp under the new coaching staff, as the Impact readied itself for a week without a game due to the international break.

Thanks to Trump, North America’s World Cup bid is looking shakyGlobe & Mail
A year ago, the North American bid was considered a prohibitive favourite because it offered qualities that cannot be purchased – reputational cover and financial safety.

Miller joins Eagles rosterThe Medium
This past Sunday, March 25 marked an important milestone for the UTM women’s varsity soccer team. Georgetown-native, Sydney Miller, has officially accepted her offer to UTM and will be enrolled in the life sciences program. She has been playing soccer since the age of five and is looking forward to continuing her career at the OCAA level.

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USL Week 2 Rewind – Rowdies on a roll, Belmar scoring for Rangers at will, and moreSBI
Week 2 of the 2018 USL season is in the books, and the early conference favorites are starting to stand out.

Rio Grande Valley vs. Reno PostponedUSL
Wednesday’s USL regular season contest between Rio Grande Valley FC and Reno 1868 FC has been postponed as storms and potential flash floods in the Dallas area produced numerous flight cancellations that left Reno’s squad unable to reach south Texas.

A supporter’s perspective on Indy Eleven’s home openerSoctakes
It’s happening. Indy Eleven is about to play its first home game. A story first reported by Soc Takes revealed what we know today – Indy XI will play in the USL, and will play its home games at Lucas Oil Stadium. But it almost didn’t happen.


Christen Press signs with Göteborg FC Until the SummerLast Word on Soccer
Press announced on her personal Twitter account Monday that she would be signing with Göteborg FC in Sweden. Press featured for the club back in 2012 where she made 21 appearances and scored 17 goals.

Christen Press-Houston Dash drama a bad look for NWSLCal Times
After three years in the National Women’s Soccer League, Christen Press is going back to Europe to play professional soccer for IFK Göteborg. The conclusion to go back abroad – Press formerly featured for the Swedish club in 2012 – came after weeks of holding out of preseason for the Houston Dash.

The logic behind Christen Press pursuing her best courseThe Equalizer
Amid the complications and misinformation surrounding the current, ongoing, seemingly interminable Christen Press drama, there is one angle which, through a simple thought experiment, helps explain much of what’s happened since the end of her 2017 NWSL season.

Orlando Pride coach Tom Sermanni keeping options open ahead of match against Washington SpiritPro Soccer USA
The Orlando Pride’s lineup could change almost weekly at times this season. At the very least, the starting XI that takes the pitch for the Pride on Saturday against the Washington Spirit won’t look anything like the lineup that faced the Utah Royals in the club’s season-opening draw.

Matildas gear up for Asian Cup with five-star performance against ThailandThe Guardian
Veteran Lisa De Vanna scored a double as the Matildas warmed up for their Asian Cup campaign with a thumping 5-0 win over Thailand in Perth on Monday night. De Vanna scored either side of half-time, with Chloe Logarzo, Alex Chidiac, and Larissa Crummer also getting on the scoresheet in front of 7,549 fans at nib stadium.

Frauen-Bundesliga week 15 review: Table completely unchanged after round of fixturesVavel
It was six wins for the six in the top half of the Frauen-Bundesliga as Germany began to thaw back out this weekend, narrow wins of Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg enough to see off Hoffenheim and Duisburg. Elsewhere, Frankfurt, Freiburg and Turbine all hit at least four past their opposition of Jena, Köln and Bremen, Essen’s three against Sand almost paling in comparison.

Chelsea and Manchester City on verge of history in Women’s Champions LeagueThe Independent
In the 18 seasons of the competition – originally called the Uefa Women’s Cup – England have provided eight semi-finalists, but never two together

England Women boosted by return of Steph Houghton and Jordan NobbsEurosport
Phil Neville has been boosted by the return of Steph Houghton and Jordan Nobbs for England Women’s forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Liga Iberdrola Week 24 Review: Sevilla pick up unexpected winVavel
Zaragoza continued their resurgence at home to Huelva as both Santa Teresa and Albacete were dealt losses against Espanyol and Levante respectively.

India ‘thinking’ of hosting 2023 AFC Asian Cup, Women’s World CupTimes of India
Pipped by Poland in the race to host the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, India is “thinking” of placing a bid for hosting the 2023 AFC Asian Cup and a Woman’s World Cup in the near future.

Kenyan women’s football team set sights on Uganda in quest for Africa Cup ticketXinhua
The Kenyan women’s national football team, the Harambee Starlets will now focus on their main match against Uganda on April 8 after finishing their international friendly matches.

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Int’l roundup: Depay, Van Dijk lead Holland past Portugal and moreNBC Sports
Only two matches on Monday involved countries heading to Russia this summer, but each fixture featured exciting action.

Japan’s World Cup preparations take a hit in loss to UkraineMetro
Japan’s preparations for the World Cup took another hit Tuesday. The Japanese team, which will face Colombia, Senegal and Poland in Group H at the tournament in Russia, lost to Ukraine 2-1 in a friendly.

England vs Italy Preview: Can the Three Lions continue to impress against a shaky Italy side?Vavel
England host Italy at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night, with just three warm-up games remaining until the Russia World Cup.

Ranieri: ‘Italy should give Balotelli a chance’Ligue 1
Claudio Ranieri has called on Italy boss Luigi Di Biagio to give Nice striker Mario Balotelli an opportunity to again show his talent in the colours of his country.

The legacy Kenny Miller will leave at RangersHITC
The 38-year-old forward could very easily leave Ibrox at the end of the season, and with that, he could also mark the end of his illustrious career. From England to Canada to Scotland, Miller has been around the world scoring vital goals and making an impression at over half a dozen clubs from Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

USA-Paraguay Preview: Youngsters are raring to goSoccer America
The third game into a new cycle for the U.S. national team brings its most important test yet.

Greece to restart soccer league after anti-violence pledgeMetro
The Greek government has lifted its suspension of the country’s soccer league after saying it received a commitment from clubs to reform rules aimed at combating violence.

UEFA to ease Champions League rules on January signingsSportsnet
UEFA has relaxed its player registration rules so January signings can play for their new clubs in the Champions League and Europa League.

New Cold War threatens to spill over into World Cup Inside World Football
Concerns the fall-out from the Skripal poisoning affair could spill over into the World Cup increased on Monday as Iceland announced its leaders would follow the UK’s lead in boycotting the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

World Cup 2018: what is a Fan ID and do I need one to watch games in Russia?The Guardian
For this summer’s tournament Fifa has introduced Fan IDs, which will have match-goers’ photographs and names on them.

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