BC Soccer News, Tuesday, May 12, 2015


From Inter Milan to Whitecaps FC: Meet the positive, patient, and popular Paolo TornaghiWhitecaps FC
After joining Vancouver Whitecaps FC at the beginning of last season, the popular Italian goalkeeper is slated to make his first competitive start for the club on Wednesday night when the ‘Caps host FC Edmonton at BC Place.

The Good, The Average and The Bad: The Union falls again and again and again editionAFTN
The way the Union are playing this season there was no reason why the Whitecaps shouldn’t have easily won this game. But many of us likely had that sinking feeling in the pit of our stomachs that if we saw a draw it wouldn’t have been a surprise. It would have been a disappointment but not a surprise.

‘The Bug’ Cristian Techera gets buzzing for the Vancouver WhitecapsMetro
Cristian Techera’s father was the first to anoint the Vancouver Whitecaps’ winger as The Bug and the moniker has remained ever since.

Sounders set their sights on upcoming Cascadia clash with Whitecaps FC Sounders FC
There’s a begrudging respect that tends to connect bitter rivals willing to acknowledge the talent on the other side of the divide. When Sounders FC wades into its second 2015 Cascadia Cup match this weekend, this time against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, fans and players alike will undoubtedly see the entertaining ties that bind these two rivals together.

Ousted save leads to Whitecaps win Goal
They say a single moment can change a game of soccer. Vancouver Whitecaps FC believe that was the story of a convincing 3-0 victory over Philadelphia Union on Saturday afternoon.

Questions continue to surround Bradley in 2015 – Red Nation Online
The question is already emerging of whether or not Michael Bradley will become the poster child for another failed season for Toronto FC?

Toronto FC fans confronted by City News reporter following vulgar on-camera remarkToronto Sun
TFC confirmed on Tuesday morning that the fans will receive lifetime bans if they’re identified. A club spokesperson also confirmed MLSE has leads.

Sexist comments aimed at reporter shouldn’t be tolerated Waking The Red
There are times in life when a member of a group that you are part of makes the rest of the group look bad.  While the vast majority of Toronto FC fans are upstanding individuals who respect women, all it takes is a couple of exceptions to make the entire group look bad.

True Patriot Love: Dwayne De Rosario Was Canada’s Most Iconic Player  – Waking The Red
Yesterday, De Rosario announced that he is finishing his playing career. He will do so as one of the greatest soccer players not only this country, but this continent, has ever witnessed.

MLS defender Kofi Opare denies snubbing Ghana for CanadaGhana Web
Ghanaian-born DC United defender Kofi Opare has denied turning down Ghana to play for his international football with Canada insisting he has not even been approached by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Atlanta owner Arthur Blank hoping to unveil club’s name before Gold Cup semifinals – MLS
If MLS Atlanta has their way, the club will be unveiling its team name as soon as this summer.



Amway Canadian Championship Match Preview: vs Vancouver Whitecaps FCFC Edmonton
FC Edmonton is set to continue their successful 2015 Amway Canadian Championship run on Wednesday, May 13 (8:00 p.m. MT KO) against top-flight Major League Soccer (MLS) squad, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

401 Derby, can Montreal finally get that elusive BMO Field victory? – 24th Minute
Wednesday at the newly expanded BMO Field, the 401 Derby lives again as the Montreal Impact will be in Toronto to face TFC in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semi finals.



VISL: Port Alberni’s Cinderella Story Ends in the Provincial Cup Final VISL
A Cinderella story came to an end Sunday, as Port Alberni of the VISL was defeated by Guildford of the VMSL 3-0.

NO LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: No competition for Heat women after League Folds Kamloops This Week
The women’s division of the Pacific Coast Soccer League — a league that has been in existence for more than 30 years — won’t operate this season after failing to secure enough commitment from teams around the province.

North beat New West in BurWest soccer final New Westminster Record
Burnaby North Vikings claim only berth to B.C. high school AAA provincial girls’ soccer zone qualifying



Massive free FIFA Women’s World Cup Fan Zone coming to downtown VancouverVancity Buzz
Last month, Vancouver City Council approved $1.2 million in spending for a free fan zone at downtown’s Larwill Park, the 2.7-acre site slated for the new home of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Coronation for league queens across EuropeFIFA
While the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ moves inexorably closer, the business end of the domestic seasons in Europe continues to hold centre stage.

Youthful experience marks Aussie squadFIFA
Australia coach Alen Stajcic has named his squad for next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ with the 23-strong roster boasting significant experience despite a youthful feel.



The Law of “Averages”Far Post Footy
This is about the “culture of average” aiming to steal the game. It’s time to reclaim the game from the ignorant masses.

Dissecting the Glazers’ decade of decay (and the Manchester United legend who allowed it)Soccer Gods
While 10 years of the Glazer family at Manchester United have provided some of the finest soccer Old Trafford’s ever seen, they’ve also served up a decade of mismanagement – decline, panic and glory.

Premier League TV viewers crave familiarity – not unpredictability  – The Guardian
The newspaper on my desk shows Chelsea in first place, Manchester City second, and Arsenal and Manchester United sat snug in the Champions League spots. Meanwhile Liverpool are fifth, Tottenham sixth, and QPR and Burnley in the bottom two. Oh, one more thing: the date on the top of the page is 5 August 2014. Nine months ago.

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