BC Soccer News, Tuesday, May 24, 2016



SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016


Whitecaps attackers “playing for their jobs” amid keen competition for time MLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps’ once-missing attack has been found alive and well, and it’s starting to show the explosiveness that many expected from Carl Robinson’s exciting team before the season began.

Mistakes hurt Whitecaps more than ref does Vancouver Sun
The Whitecaps had a couple of poor refereeing decisions go against them in Sunday’s second half, and that was too bad because it was shaping up to be a heck of a finish at Providence Park in Portland. But the bigger picture after a 4-2 loss to the Timbers (4-6-3) is this: Vancouver (6-6-2) has allowed 24 goals in 14 games.

The Good, The Average and The Bad: Garbage Effort, Garbage Calls and Garbage Overall Game EditionAFTN
From the disgusting penalty by Pa-Modou Kah in the 4th minute that got the Timbers on the board early, to the 90+4 minute red card to Kendall Waston to end the game. This was a game that will leave the Whitecaps supporters frustrated and might be the final straw for a good number of them.

Whitecaps lose to Portland in travesty matchWhitecaps Fan Blog
It was another dramatic multi-goal match for the Vancouver Whitecaps as they lost 4-2 in Portland against their Cascadia rivals.  After last week’s 7 goal thriller in Toronto it was the Whitecaps turn to embarrass themselves with shoddy defending. The refereeing in this match was even more embrassing than the Whitecaps defending, however.

Portland Timbers narrow the gap in 2016 Cascadia CupMLS
The Portland Timbers grabbed a big win over one of their rivals this weekend, and the race for the Cascadia Cup is now a bit tighter because of it.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 12 SBI
The New York Red Bulls went into Yankee Stadium and thrashed Hudson River rivals New York City FC on Saturday, while the Portland Timbers and Orlando City SC each earned important victories in front of their home fans. Here’s a closer look at all of this past weekend’s MLS action.

Everything about Frank Lampard’s Hudson River derby went wrong The Guardian
The lack of transparency by New York City FC surrounding their star midfielder has hurt the player and alienated the fans.

Sebastian Giovinco, Andrea Pirlo omitted from Italy’s preliminary Euro teamMLS
The Italian national team will be looking for their second UEFA European Championship title this summer, and they will apparently be doing so without their two MLS-based internationals.

Italy’s Conte says Giovinco, Pirlo paid consequences of MLS moves SBI
Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo will not be a part of the Italian National Team’s Euro 2016 run, and, according to head coach Antonio Conte, their MLS moves may have been the deciding factor in their exclusions.

The Good News and The Bad News of Sebastian Giovinco’s Italy Euro 2016 Snub Waking the Red
The atomic ant will be staying in Toronto this summer, and there are positives and negatives that come with it.

Impact loses defenders Ciman, Oyongo to national teamsMontreal Gazette
The Impact will be missing their star defender for up to six weeks after Belgian coach Marco Wilmots called up Laurent Ciman on Sunday to play in the Euro 2016 tournament. Ciman was originally placed on the standby list for the 23-man squad.

Jordan Morris, Jürgen Klinsmann and surviving the US Soccer Hype Machine The Guardian
Many were shocked when the Seattle Sounders striker was omitted from the US Copa América squad. But after two years of relentless hype, it could be the best thing to happen to him.

2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League draw details announcedMLS
The five MLS teams set to take part in the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League will soon learn their group-stage fates. CONCACAF announced on Monday details for the draw of the upcoming edition of the tournament. The draw will take place on Monday, May 30.

Whitecaps FC placed in Pot 2 for 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League draw Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC have been slotted into Pot 2. They will be grouped with either a Mexican Liga MX side or American MLS side from Pot 3, and a team from Pot 1 that could be from Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, Nicaragua, El Salvador, or the second qualifier from Panama. This means that the ‘Caps cannot be in a group with a Costa Rican, Honduran or Guatemalan team, nor the top qualifying team from Panama.

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BC Soccer Assoc. is pleased to provide to the members an update on Candidates for the Board of DirectorsBCSA
BC Soccer would like to advise the membership that further candidates have stated their intension to seek election at the 2016 BC Soccer Annual General Meeting.  The 2016 BC Soccer Candidates for the Board of Directors document has been updated to reflect this.

Nelson U16 boys claim gold at Walgren tournament Nelson Star
The Nelson Selects U16 boys recently took part in the annual Terry Walgren Tournament and like many of the local teams, it was a successful event, as they came away with gold medals.

BC Soccer Assoc. Announces the 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients and Award Winners BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients who will receive more than $20,000 in total scholarship funds; as well as, this year’s BC Soccer Assoc. Award Winners who have been recognized for their contributions to the beautiful game in BC. Each of the recipients will be invited to the BC Soccer Assoc. Awards and Scholarship Luncheon which will take place on June 11, 2016.

PHOTOS: BC PROVINCIAL CUP MEN’S B FINAL: Campo Atletico 2, Rino’s Fury 0, May 14, 2016  – BC Soccer Web
Bill Currie Photos of the Provincial Cup Final for BC Soccer Web.

PHOTOS: BC PROVINCIAL CUP WOMEN’S B FINAL: NSGSC Hearts 0, Dasmesh Utd 0, May 15, 2016BC Soccer Web
Bill Currie Photos of the Provincial Cup Final for BC Soccer Web.

PHOTOS: BC PROVINCIAL CUP MEN’S MASTERS FINAL: Coquitlam Metro Ford 2, Croatia SC 1, May 14, 2016BC Soccer Web
Bill Currie Photos of the Provincial Cup Final for BC Soccer Web.

PHOTOS: BC PROVINCIAL CUP WOMEN’S CLASSICS FINAL: Coquitlam Metro Ford 3, Coastal FC Supra 0, May 15, 2016BC Soccer Web
Bill Currie Photos of the Provincial Cup Final for BC Soccer Web.

PHOTOS: BC PROVINCIAL CUP MEN’S U-21 FINAL: Guildford FC 2 EDC Burnaby 0, May 14, 2016BC Soccer Web
Monique Lamoureux’s Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web

PHOTOS: BC PROVINCIAL CUP WOMEN’S A FINAL: Richmond FC 4 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 15, 2016BC Soccer Web
Monique Lamoureux’s Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web.

PHOTO GALLERY: BC PROVINCIAL CUP MEN’S A FINAL: Surrey Pegasus 2 Coquitlam Metro Ford Wolves 1, May 14, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Monique Lamoureux’s Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web .

Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference – June 3-5 at SFU BC Soccer Web
The Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference is back for its second year. Learn from some of the best coaches in the game. This year’s conference features speakers from Arsenal, Leicester City, Southampton, the English FA and more. Register before April 30 for early bird pricing.

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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Sigma’s Stoddart With The Winning Goal In 2-1 Final Over Pro StarsLeague 1 Ontario
Sigma’s Marcel Zajac (24′) opened the scoring inside the first half hour, and teammate Justin Stoddart (60′) closed it out with a half-hour to play, but Pro Stars FC made the going tough for the western division joint-leader in this narrow 2-1 match.

Woodbridge Women Add National Team Pedigree To League1 SquadLeague 1 Ontario
Woodbridge Strikers women’s head coach Joe Parolini has added additional quality to an already strong roster with the confirmed signing of three more players, all of whom have significant Canadian National Team program experience.

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Eddies continue to climb NASL standings with 1-0 win over RailHawksNASL
FC Edmonton (4W-2D-2L) pushed their undefeated streak in North American Soccer League (NASL) play to five matches with a 1-0 win over Carolina RailHawks (4W-1D-3L), May 22 at Clarke Field.

Long road to the top for FC Edmonton Edmonton Journal
Head coach Colin Miller had a view from the top for roughly two hours Sunday after FC Edmonton defeated the Carolina RailHawks.

The RailHawks’ house of horrors: FC Edmonton continues surge up NASL standings with win over Carolina the11.ca
Clarke Field continues to be a house of horrors for RailHawks coach Colin Clarke and his Carolina team.

Home cooking tastes good for Fury FC Ottawa Citizen
Paul Dalglish was happy to get the victory after Ottawa Fury FC stunned the Jacksonville Armada 1-0 on an 88th-minute strike by Marcel de Jong on Sunday. Of that there was no doubt.

NASL Spring Week 8 Recap: Cosmos Take Slim Lead After Wild WeekendEmpire of Soccer
The New York Cosmos (5W-0D-3L, 15 pts) entered Sunday night’s match with the Tampa Bay Rowdies (2W-3D-2L, 15 pts) in fifth place on the Spring Season table, but the ultimate victory over their heritage rivals catapulted them into sole possession of the top spot with two games left on their schedule.

Match Preview: TFC II vs. Harrisburg City Islanders Toronto FC
The Young Reds will hope to quickly return to winning ways when they take on Harrisburg City Islanders at Clipper Magazine Stadium on Tuesday night.

Attendance in MLS, NWSL, NASL, USL this weekend? The 33-match list Washington Post
Of note: Detroit City FC, which plays in the fourth-division NPSL, drew 7,410 for its first match at Keyworth Stadium.

USL Week 9 Recap: Upsets Shake up the East Empire of Soccer
The surprise of Week 9 had to be the upset results, especially in the Eastern Conference where the Rochester Rhinos lost their second game of the season and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds pulled off a big win.

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Where to watch the UEFA Women’s Champions League finalUEFA
Fans can enjoy the UEFA Women’s Champions League final across the world thanks to UEFA’s broadcast partners and digital coverage on UEFA.com and UEFA.tv.

Camille Abily introduces finalists LyonUEFA
Camille Abily is aiming for her third UEFA Women’s Champions League win with Lyon on Thursday and she introduces us to the players who will tackle Wolfsburg in Reggio Emilia.

Popp’s star can shine for Wolfsburg  – UEFA
Alexandra Popp is aiming to become only the third four-time UEFA women’s club champion when Wolfsburg tackle Lyon on Thursday. She shares her thoughts on the final.

NWSL Rewind: Olympic hopefuls stand out in goalSoccer America
Chicago Red Stars keeper Alyssa Naeher, who is battling for one of two spots in goal on the U.S. Olympic team, narrowly missed out on setting a NWSL record for consecutive shutouts and longest shutout streak when Seattle’s Kim Littlescored a penalty kick in the 89th minute of the Red Stars’ 2-1 win.

NWSL Week In Review: Sermanni Redemption Tour Continues The Equalizer
Tom Sermanni was hired to coach the U.S. national team on Oct. 30, 2012 (he actually started on Jan. 1, 2013). He was fired on April 5, 2014 and finished with a record of 18-2-4. Those are the facts and they are undisputed.

Amandine Henry on joining Portland Thorns FC, and why she chose NWSLFour Four Two
Star players Amandine Henry, Louisa Necib and Lotta Schelin are all confirmed to be departing Lyon after this season, with Henry headed to the United States to play for Portland Thorns FC. Henry’s move to Portland, on a contract which runs through the end of the 2017 NWSL season, is a watershed moment for the still fledgling league.

Wexford Youths crowned Continental Tyres Women’s National League championsContinental Tyres WNL
Wexford Youths WFC won the 2015/16 Continental Tyres Women’s National League title following a 2-1 victory over Shelbourne Ladies at Tallaght Stadium on Sunday.

#SWPL16 – Game 8 Round up Scottish WPL
It was a goal-filled Sunday of SWPL action, especially in the SWPL 2 where Hamilton Academical and Jeanfield Swifts both scored double figures.

Adelaide United to take control of Lady Reds Westfield W-League
Adelaide’s Westfield W-League side, affectionately known as the ‘Lady Reds’, will return to management by Hyundai A-League club Adelaide United following five seasons in the care of Football Federation South Australia (FFSA).

EXPOSE: Players open up about W-League conditionsSBS Australia
Jasmine is one of the 180 or so players that make up the W-League.  The players range from 15 years old to 36 years old and consist of mothers, students, nurses, schoolteachers, fire fighters, landscapers and a host of other professions. Playing in the semi-professional summer competition for many of them is a dream come true but, as with any dream, it has its costs.

BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year: Kim Little wins award BBC Sport
The Seattle Reign player topped a supporters’ poll to become the second winner of the BBC World Service award.

Mumbai girls’ love for football breaks barriers and taboosIndia Today
This is not a script for the next Yashraj film, but a true story about a team of girls from Mumbra, who went against all odds to form their own football team.

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Manchester United’s Ed Woodward meets José Mourinho’s agent in LondonThe Guardian
Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, is meeting Jorge Mendes, the representative of José Mourinho, in London on Tuesday to finalise the Portuguese’s contract to replace Louis van Gaal as manager of the club.

Louis van Gaal tactics left Manchester United players close to mutinyThe Guardian
The scale of disillusionment in the dressing room is laid bare as the Dutchman’s era ends to little sympathy among players or fans.

Real Madrid vs. Atletico: Champions League final tale of the tapeESPN FC
The Champions League final is just days away, with each team’s starting XI all but set. Here is a position-by-position breakdown of where Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid will fare better on the field on Saturday.

Copa Centenario: Final rosters releasedSoccer America
The final 23-player rosters for the 16 competing teams in the Copa Centenario were unveiled on Monday. A player listed on a team’s final roster may only be replaced in the event of serious injury up until 24 hours before his team’s first match and only from the preliminary 40-player roster. The tournament will open on June 3 when the USA hosts Colombia at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Liga MX approves 10-player limit on foreigners and naturalized playersESPN FC
Liga MX club owners voted on Monday in favor of a proposal to limit the number of foreign-born players allowed in each matchday squad to 10.

Not a Fairy Tale Ending – CSKA Moscow Win the Championship Futbolgrad
CSKA Moscow have won the Russian championship. The news will come as a disappointment to those that hoped that FC Rostov could emulate Leicester City.

FIFA fires finance director Markus Kattner for irregular bonusesSI.com
FIFA has fired finance director and deputy secretary general Markus Kattner after an internal investigation revealed he got irregular bonus payments worth millions of dollars.

Italian police swoop in Naples to arrest 10 in match-fixing probe Inside World Football
Efforts to crack down on match-fixing in Italy have been stepped up with the arrest in Naples of 10 people who, according to the authorities, conspired to alter the results of two matches in Serie B in 2014.

Match in Chile features 2,357 players and becomes Guinness World Record ESPN FC
How about this for a pitch invasion — Chile has broken the world record for the most players ever in a football match.

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