BC Soccer News, Tuesday, May 16, 2017




SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017, 4:00 PM

Whitecaps making gains, but Dynamo loss a reminder they’re not there yetThe Province
But for bad luck, the Vancouver Whitecaps might have earned a point in Houston on Friday night. They didn’t, though, and maybe that will be better in the long run.

Q&A: Waston on cooking, crying, and moreWhitecaps FC
In the latest installment of Q&A, we sit down with Whitecaps FC centre back Kendall Waston – a fun-loving Costa Rican who has been wearing the captain’s armband for the ‘Caps this season.

Major League Soccer concussion protocol called into question following incident in Portland Timbers-Atlanta United gameOregon Live
Questions about Major League Soccer’s concussion protocol arose Sunday during a match between the Portland Timbers and Atlanta United after Atlanta’s Yamil Asad was allowed to return to play shortly after being hit in the face with a ball.

His MLS debut done, Blerim Dzemaili shows he’s still in stride from Serie AMLS
Blerim Dzemaili has already proven himself a quick study in MLS. Now, his coach is expecting even better things from the Montreal Impact’s newest signing.

3v3 Live Soccer Tour Comes to Canada


BC PROVINCIAL MEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Club Inter 2 Aldergrove United 0, May 14, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

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.

Club Inter claim first BC Provincial title with battling win over Aldergrove UnitedAFTN
Vancouver’s Club Inter are BC’s new Provincial Champions. The VMSL side saw off the challenge of FVSL champs Aldergrove United to come away with a 2-0 victory at Burnaby Lake on Sunday in a match which entertained in the first half, disappointed in the second, and ended with a mass brawl that saw a number of red cards dished out in stoppage time.

Two Men’s Teams Crowned 2017 BC Soccer Provincial Champions BCSA
BC Soccer crowned two adult men’s soccer teams Provincial Champions, this week with one team earning a berth into the Canada Soccer Club Nationals. The two Men’s Provincial Cup matches took place on Sunday May 14th, at Burnaby Lake.

PDL NW Update: Highlanders roll, Rovers get a pointGoalWA
The Premier Development League Northwest Division saw two matches played over the weekend. On Friday night at Burnaby BC the new club TSS Rovers got their first point (photos) in a 2-2 draw with visiting Lane United (Eugene, OR.) On Sunday Victoria Highlanders made their 2017 debut with a 4-1 win over Lane.

Highlanders Buoyed to Victory despite Lane’s Aces Northern Starting XI
The opening weekend for the Victoria Highlanders FC was full of action for the team and fans, and we aren’t just talking on the pitch. Friday night started with a season ticket holders event. Saturday saw two supporters groups, Victoria’s Lake Side Buoys and Lane’s Red Aces, meet up for some pre-match mingling. And finally, Sunday saw the two teams and supporters groups facing off both on the field, and in the stands. With autographs happening after the match, there was plenty of opportunity to fans to shake hands with players as things kicked into gear for the 2017 season.

PDL PHOTOS: TSS Rovers 2 Lane Utd. 2, May 12, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Slurpee Cup returning to KamloopsKamloops This Week
The 39th edition of the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association’s flagship tournament — the Slurpee Cup — will see 175 teams taking part in the longest running youth soccer tournament in the Interior.

Cairine Wilson players twin with sister team in British ColumbiaOttawa Community News
The girls soccer team at Cairine Wilson Secondary School has been using sport as a way to explore the country. The team recently returned from a trip to British Columbia, where they were twinned with a sister team at Riverside Secondary School in Port Coquitlam, B.C. The girls from Cairine Wilson billeted with the British Columbia players and their families, and the Riverside team will come to Ottawa at the end of June, staying through the big Canada 150 weekend over July 1.

KYSA round-up to May 14Kamloops This Week
Daisy Dalke had a pair of goals for the under-15 Kamloops Blaze in a 3-2 victory over the Shuswap Selects in Salmon Arm on Sunday.

Adult soccer leagues consider amalgamatingPrince George Citizen
May 13 at 7:15 at the North Cariboo Senior Soccer League clubhouse, the findings of a 15-month feasibility study to consider amalgamating the city’s three adult soccer leagues will be revealed in a question-and-answer session. The executive of one of those leagues – the B.C. Indoor Soccer League – is recommending its members reject the idea of joining forces with the North Cariboo men’s league under one umbrella, which would also include the Prince George Women’s Soccer Association (PGWSA).

2017 BC Soccer Adult Provincial ChampionshipsBCSA
The Road to Burnaby continues! Complete brackets and results from the weekend’s games in the BC Provincial Cups.

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, 2017BC 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 CampaignTSS 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 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!

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 saleHighlanders FC
Support local soccer on Vancouver Island. Join the excitement of Highlanders FC PDL Soccer!

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.

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TSN Becomes Canada’s Official Broadcaster of the CONCACAF GOLD CUP and Scotiabank CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE with Multi-Year Rights Agreement Bell Media
TSN today announced a new, multi-year rights agreement with the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) which sees Canada’s Sports Leader become the official broadcaster of the CONCACAF GOLD CUP and Scotiabank CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE.

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame is getting a rebrand — and new managementChronicle Herald
A CSA spokesman said while there is no current physical home for the Hall, artifacts will be shared among soccer groups across the country. The Hall also plans to expand its soccer research and records.

Brandon youth soccer season off to ‘frustrating’ start, parent saysCBC
A Brandon parent says disorganization in the city’s youth soccer association has left teams scrambling to buy their own nets and balls and even find their own coaches in order to start the season.

Seniors do town proud at Super Soccer in YukonThe Hub
Hay River teams at the Senior Super Soccer tournament in Yellowknife returned home with no banners but still did themselves proud.

Register for the UBCO High-Performance Summer Training Camp in Kelowna




SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017, 3:00 PM

WFC2 add Myer BevanEighty-Six Forever
Today the Vancouver Whitecaps announced the signing of New Zealand U-20 striker Myer Bevan to WFC2, pending receipt of his Canadian work permit. He is expected to join the team following the completion of the U-20 World Cup which takes place in South Korea this summer.

USL Rewind: San Antonio FC remains unbeaten, Battery top East, and moreSBI
The busy USL weekend action was headlined by both conference leaders remaining atop of their respective tables. With a goalless-draw against Seattle Sounders FC 2, San Antonio FC continues their unbeaten run nine games into the season to remain atop of the Western Conference table. In the East, Charleston Battery remained locked at the top of the table with their 2-0 victory over Saint Louis FC.

Fury FC to host first-ever School Day GameOttawa Fury
Schools out for June 20, but in session at TD Place. Ottawa Fury FC announced Tuesday that they will host their first-ever School Day Game June 20 at TD Place when they take on Orlando City B in USL regular season play. The club also announced Tuesday that the kickoff time of the fixture on June 20 has been changed to 11:00 a.m.

Sacramento ownership group, Republic FC reach agreement for unified MLS bidMLS
The acquisition of United Soccer League club Sacramento Republic FC by prospective MLS owners Sac Soccer & Entertainment Holdings was announced on Monday, as the city continues to push for a spot in the next round of MLS expansion.

NASL Rewind: Miami FC stays atop table, Cosmos smash four past Puerto Rico, and moreSBI
Home field advantage definitely proved to be a factor this past weekend as the top four teams all recorded victories in NASL action.

Non-allocated players form NWSL Players Association  – The Equalizer
A constitution and bylaws were ratified earlier this month in the formation of the National Women’s soccer League Players Association (NWSL PA). The NWSL PA will represent all non-allocated NWSL players including any rostered amateur players. Allocated players have their own representation through their respective federation associations but the NWSL PA will work with them as well.

What does the new NWSL Players Association mean for players and the league?Fox Sports
The National Women’s Soccer League, which is in its fifth year, is one step closer to having a union for players.

Interview: Burke leads new US union FIFPro
In this special interview, Meghann Burke, a civil rights lawyer and former professional footballer, talks to FIFPro’s Women’s Football Advisory Committee member, Monica Gonzalez, about the evolution of the women’s game in the United States.

How Lyon came to rule EuropeUEFA
Lyon will aim to match FFC Frankfurt’s record of four European titles when they face compatriotis Paris Saint-Germain int he UEFA Women’s Champions League final on 1 June in Cardiff. UEFA.com looks at Lyon’s rise to dominance.

Division 1 Féminine – Matchday 21 Review: Montpellier seal their place in EuropeVavel
It was a weekend of big headlines as Montpellier HSC booked their place in next season’s Champions League competition and FC Metz found themselves relegated after one season in the top flight.

The happy exiles: why US women’s soccer stars choose to play abroadThe Guardian
Players such as Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan have chosen to pursue spells in Europe. But it’s not just money that proves an attraction.

Women’s Super League: WSL 2 clubs invited to apply to replace Notts County LadiesBBC Sport
Women’s Super League Two clubs have been invited to apply to join WSL 1 for the 2017-18 winter season, to replace the defunct Notts County Ladies.

McLaughlin eyes Shels improvement on ‘best performance’ so farIrish WNL
Shelbourne Ladies got their first win of the season, and an emphatic one at that, claiming all three points in a 5-1 victory against Galway WFC at Morton Stadium.

Irish Women’s Football team standing up against the big boysSportsnews Ireland
Over recent weeks in the media the Irish Women’s National team voiced their grievances at the FAI. Their angst at the association’s failure to deal with their concerns regarding the lack of professionalism within the national team program.

‘I’m evaluating all my options’ — Terry undecided on whether to continue playing SN
John Terry may or may not end his career within a few days, but the Chelsea legend has given no indication either way.

Man Utd set for £21m sponsorship blow if they lose Europa League finalSN
Manchester United have confirmed they will lose £21 million on sponsorship revenue alone should they lose the Europa League final and subsequently miss out on Champions League qualification.

Borussia Dortmund bus attack had no terrorist motive – federal prosecutors ESPN FC
German federal prosecutors say they are handing off the investigation of last month’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus after determining that there was no terrorist motive.

Tijuana Xolos advance to Liga MX semifinals and into CCLProst Amerika
Tijuana Xolos defeated Monarcas Morelia 2-0 on Sunday evening at Estadio Caliente. The two goal win gave the Xolos the 2-1 aggregate win in the Liga MX quarterfinals series against Morelia and the ticket into the semifinals. Xolos came into the match down 1-0 to Morelia from the first leg but Henry Martin and second half sub Juan Martin Lucero scored for the Xolos to send the league leaders into the final four.

Rangers should be embarrassed at finishing third, says Derek McInnesBBC Sport
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes insists any club with Rangers’ financial clout ought to have finished second in the Premiership and that they should be embarrassed at having failed to do so.

Vodafone pulls out of £20m naming-rights deal for West Ham stadiumThe Guardian
Vodafone has abandoned plans to sponsor the London Stadium in a £20m deal, dealing the latest blow to the venue’s troubled conversion to West Ham United’s home.

Manchester United and Manchester City come to Houston for International Champions Cup derbyHouston Dynamo
Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, today announced that English Premier League rivals Manchester United F.C. and Manchester City F.C. will face off in the Manchester Derby at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Thursday, July 20 as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup.

Korea Republic 2017 in numbers FIFA
With just a few days to go until the latest FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA.com takes a statistical look at Korea Republic 2017 and the tournament’s history.

Why even $346m is not enough to prevent civil war in Australian footballThe Guardian
As expansion plans wither and the administrators dither, the clubs are aiming to wrest control of the A-League in a battle for the game’s soul.

“I’ve seen gifted players not make it who are now tarmacking the streets”SN
Neil Ross’ experiences led him to develop his Pathway2Pro programme, which has two broad aims. One, it gives players discarded by clubs a second chance at making it into professional football. And, failing that, it ensures at the very least they will be educated, trained and ready to take up a place in the real world.

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