BC Soccer News, Tuesday, May 8, 2018




FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018, 7:30 PM



Episode 265 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Stinko de Mayo)AFTN
Remember when Vancouver Whitecaps were being lauded for their excellent road record? That seems so long ago now. Saturday’s 1-0 loss in Minnesota was the third straight away defeat for the ‘Caps. This one against an already undermanned team that played 40 minutes of the second half with ten men. Definitely a Cinco de Mayo to forget.

The resurgence of Romell Quioto keys Houston Dynamo’s offenseHouston Dynamo
After missing much of preseason due to illness and battling through the hurdles of a slow recovery during the start of the season, Romell Quioto has returned to the field with determination to make an impact – and he doesn’t seem to be hitting the brakes any time soon.

“It feels like my first goal but probably even better” Memo Rodriguez headed home win for the DynamoDynamo Theory
Homegrown Houston native Memo Rodriguez struck in the 90th minute for his first goal of the 2018 campaign sending the Houston Dynamo to a heart stopping 3-2 win over the L.A. Galaxy at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night. The 22 year old’s first game winner came four month’s shy of the seven year anniversary of another Dynamo Homegrown Player’s game winner. That player was Humble’s own Alex Dixon scoring in the 93rd minute at old Robertson Stadium.

Sounders, Toronto FC try to recover from slow startsFox Sports
Five months ago, Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders were riding high, in an MLS championship battle for the second year in a row. These days, both are battling to get out of the conference basement.

Greg Vanney’s formation tinkering key to Toronto FC’s successWaking the Red
We have seen it throughout the past year and a half: Greg Vanney seeking an edge either through a formation change to start the game, or multiple formation changes during a game. Both are bold moves that usually result in either tremendous success or absolute failure. There is seldom a middle of the road.

LAFC vs. Minnesota United FC | 2018 MLS Match PreviewMLS
LAFC look to remain undefeated in their third game of a four-game homestand to open Banc of California Stadium following a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas on Saturday afternoon, while Minnesota United FC have won back-to-back games for a second time this season after defeating Vancouver, 1-0.

Report: Fire ramp up pursuit of Fernando TorresSBI
The Chicago Fire are reportedly pushing for Fernando Torres, and it appears they’re not the only MLS club hoping to make a move for the talented Spanish star.

Atlanta United FC vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2018 MLS Match PreviewMLS
It is a tasty tangle between division leaders, and a possible MLS Cup preview, as Atlanta United host Sporting Kansas City Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Crew, Union continue busy stretch with midweek matchupFox Sports
Columbus Crew SC showed its mettle last Saturday by forging 0-0 tie at Seattle Sounders FC despite playing down a man for nearly the entire match. As good as the result was, there’s little time to reflect and recover as the Major League Soccer schedule goes into overdrive when the Crew (4-3-3) host the Philadelphia Union (2-4-2) on Wednesday night at Mapfre Stadium.

Le Toux isn’t a Union legend. He’s something else.Philly Soccer Page
I remember the crime of Peter Nowak dealing him to Vancouver in 2012, for what true reason, none of us know. Probably to clear salary budget space for the guys he acquired on shady deals, skimming off the transfer fees, as Michael Orozco Fiscal revealed. Who knows? Better to forget it ever happened. Maybe we will one day.

JP Dellacamera on the craft of the play-by-play announcer, how he got into soccer and the three greatest games he’s calledSoccer America
JP Dellacamera’s work in Russia doing play-by-play for Fox will mark his ninth men’s World Cup, six on TV and three for radio. Dellacamera, also the play-by-play man for the Philadelphia Union, has done TV broadcasts for five Women’s World Cups. His work in soccer dates back to 1978 with the old NASL’s Detroit Express.

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U18 Riptide girls win Coastal CupComox Valley Record
The U18 Riptide girls soccer team won the 2018 Coastal Cup final Sunday in Aldergrove by defeating the West Vancouver Rangers in penalty shots. The score was 1-1 at the end of regulation.

Residency Report: California double & trip to Vernon Whitecaps FC
The ‘Caps were on the road in Development Academy action on the weekend, traveling to California to face LA Galaxy and FC Golden State.

Valley soccer champs head for provincials Langley Times
This past weekend the Aldergrove Youth Soccer Association hosted the BC Coastal Soccer Championships for the third year running at Aldergrove Athletic Park.

Delta Police’s Summer Soccer Camp returns for its second yearIndo-Canadian Voice
DELTA Police is all pumped up to host its second annual Kids Soccer Camp at Dugald Morrison Turf Field in Ladner. The week-long camp that runs from August 27-31 for kids aged 5 to 11 is open to Delta residents as well as those outside of Delta.

2018 BC Adult Provincial Championships Schedule & ResultsBCSA
Schedules, Brackets & Results for the 2018 BC Provincial Championships.

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
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

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.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! BC Soccer Web
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.


Annual report shows significant drop in registered Canadian soccer playersthe11.ca
Maybe those of us who call soccer “Canada’s fastest growing participation sport” need to tone it down a bit. As Canada Soccer held its annual general meeting this past weekend, the organization also released its annual report, covering 2017. And, the registration numbers across the country are sobering.

Canadian goalkeeper Labbe undaunted as she tries to break gender barrierSportsnet
Earlier this year, Stephanie Labbe decided to follow in the footsteps of a number of Canadian women to try to break the gender barrier in sports.

AUDIO: Canada gets set for all-Canadian football (soccer) leagueRCI
There’s a furious pace as organisers get everything ready for what should be an 8 or 10 team league across Canada in time for the start of a 2019 season.

Horses and soccer to converge at Calgary’s Spruce Meadows in 2019The Star
Calgary’s team in the new Canadian Premier League starting in 2019 will play out of Spruce Meadows.

Spring soccer finally arrivesChronicle-Journal
With the change of seasons, finally it is time to play the beautiful game outdoors. Both senior and youth team clubs are enjoying their times outside in preparation for a new outdoor season. With some entering the competitive stage right off the bat.

Windsor TFC Academy Opens With Two WinsWindsor Square
The Windsor TFC Academy U18 squad opened the 2018 Ontario Youth Soccer League campaign with a pair of hard-fought victories in Mississauga over the weekend.

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Fury FC Strikes Late, Downs PennUSL
Ottawa Fury FC’s Colin Falvey scored with three minutes to go to lift his side to a 1-0 victory against Penn FC on Monday night at FNB Field as Fury FC took its first win of the 2018 season.

USL’s Week Ahead – Rivalries Come to Fore in Big WeekUSL
After seven days that saw the USL break its single-week attendance record, three of the league’s major rivalries take center stage in Week 9, as the league enters the second quarter of its 2018 regular season with a 19-game slate that features a big Wednesday night of action before the weekend arrives.

Experience Outlasts Youth Fitness; Miami FC Advances To First Round Of U.S. Open CupMagic City Soccer
The 105th edition of the Open Cup began today on a field that is normally reserved for high school competitions and high level amateur fixtures. In a setting unknown to the Miami FC organization, FC Miami City found comfort on their home pitch. Perhaps just a bit too much comfort.

U.S. Open Cup Rewind: Cosmos B crashes out of play-in roundSBI
The Cosmos live on in the form of New York Cosmos B in the NPSL, and they crashed out of the Open Cup with a 3-2 loss to the Brooklyn Italians, also of the NPSL, at Long Island University.


New Zealand’s women’s football team get equal payBBC
New Zealand’s women’s football team the ‘Football Ferns’ are to be given the same pay as their men’s team the ‘All Whites.’ New Zealand is one of the first countries in the world to do this.

Portland Thorns aim to correct mistakes on defense as they prepare to face Houston DashOregonian
The Portland Thorns were the best defensive team in the National Women’s Soccer League in back-to-back seasons.

Liga Iberdrola week 29 review: Title left to be decided on the last dayVavel
A draw away to Madrid was enough for Espanyol to confirm their league safety after Zaragoza fell to Valencia as Santa Teresa shipped four to Sociedad. At the top end of the table a hefty win for Barcelona over Rayo set-up a last day showdown with Atleti after the current champions squeezed past Levante. Elsewhere, Betis fell to Huelva as Athletic hit Albacete for two and Tenerife extended their unbeaten run with a win at home to Sevilla.

Frauen-Bundesliga week 19 review: Jena and Duisburg pick up vital winsVavel
Both Duisburg and Jena gave their safety hopes a boost with wins away to Köln and Hoffenheim as Essen hit Werder for six. A hefty win over Potsdam put Bayern in a strong position after both Wolfsburg and Freiburg won against Frankfurt and Sand respectively, the two set to square off on Wednesday.

Damallsvenskan week 4 review: Eskilstuna, LB07 and KDFF pick up first winsVavel
Off the mark for the season Eskilstuna picked up their first points of the year against Hammarby as Kristianstad grabbed their first win to go with their unbeaten record, defeating Kalmar in the process. Elsewhere LB07 slipped past Vittsjö as Piteå beat Växjö by the same margin and Rosengård left it late against Djurgården before Linköping overcame Göteborg.

Up-and-coming talent battling it out for three Uruguay berthsFIFA
Uruguay awaits! From 9-21 May, eight national teams will face off for the continental crown at the UEFA U-17 Women’s Championship in Lithuania. The tournament also serves as qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018. The competitors are divided into groups of four, with the top two from each going through to the semi-finals.

East Africa: Why Cecafa Women’s Cup Has Been PostponedAll Africa
Eight women’s national football teams from the region, including Kenya’s Harambee Starlets, will be forced to break off camp immediately following the postponement of the Cecafa Women’s Challenge Cup that was to take place from May 12 to 22 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Afghanistan captain Shabnam Mobarez on a footballing mission in DenmarkThe Guardian
Mobarez, a former refugee playing in Aalborg, coaches and spreads the word of the women’s game at a camp in Denmark.

68 Soccer Nations where Women are on Top!Soccer Training Lab
The women’s game is undoubtedly becoming more and more popular worldwide and in terms of participation numbers is the biggest in the world across women’s sport. We compared the latest rankings for the men against the women from March 2018, and have complied the results for you.

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Zidane: Ronaldo, Isco, Carvajal to be fit for UCL finalNBC Sports
Liverpool will have to face a full-strength Real Madrid side in the upcoming UEFA Champions League final in Kiev, Ukraine.

FFA to pursue Andrés Iniesta after reports Australia is his ‘preferred destination’The Guardian
Football Federation Australia is set to make contact with Andrés Iniesta’s management to see if the Spanish legend’s interest in an A-League stint is for real.

Consortium ‘agree’ deal to buy Wigan BBC Sport
The Whelan family is understood to have agreed a deal in principle to sell their majority stake in League One champions Wigan Athletic to a Hong Kong-based consortium.

Championship playoff primer: Who’s coming up?NBC Sports
The story lines for the 2017-18 Football League Championship playoffs are many.

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny out for six months with achilles injuryThe Guardian
Laurent Koscielny has undergone surgery to repair his ruptured achilles tendon and will be out for six months. Arsenal’s outgoing manager, Arsène Wenger, described his player as “devastated”.

Gomez ‘gutted’ after having World Cup hopes dashedFour Four Two
Joe Gomez will miss the Champions League final and the World Cup with an ankle injury in a crushing blow for the 20-year-old.

Guangzhou’s Zeng thwarts Tianjin Quanjian in Asian Champions League stalemateESPN
Tianjin Quanjian’s Anthony Modeste and Alexandre Pato were denied by Guangzhou Evergrande goalkeeper Zeng Cheng as Paulo Sousa’s side were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Asian Champions League round-of-16 tie on Tuesday.

FIFA fines Russia after fans racially abused France playersSportsnet
FIFA says the Russian soccer federation has been fined 30,000 Swiss francs ($29,900) because fans racially abused France players during a game in St. Petersburg.

United 2026 bid bosses promise an $11bn profit for FIFA and a global legacy from the AmericasInside World Football
The United 2026 bid chairmen have reinforced their commercial credentials for hosting FIFA’s first 48-team World Cup, predicting a record revenue of $14 billion for FIFA, a profit of $11 billion.

U.S. assures FIFA there would be no discrimination fear at 2026 World CupThe Star
“All eligible athletes, officials and fans from all countries around the world would be able to enter the United States without discrimination,” the U.S. government told FIFA in a letter last week.

After U.S. team misses qualifying for World Cup, ex-coach Bruce Arena writes about state of U.S. soccerLA Times
When Bruce Arena was asked to rescue a struggling U.S. national team in the fall of 2016, he was also asked to write a book about how he did it. He said yes to both requests. Neither one worked out quite the way he had hoped.

Copa America 2019 adds Qatar and Japan but no Mexico or US Inside World Football
The 2019 Copa America in Brazil will feature Japan and Qatar but no teams from North America.

Justin Fashanu: ‘He had some demons but I think you have to put the whole story into perspective’The 42
In 1988 – seven years after his magnificent performances for Norwich had resulted in Brian Clough paying £1m to bring him to Nottingham Forest – he signed for the Edmonton Brickmen of the Canadian Soccer League. But Fashanu was a relentlessly complex figure who had bounced from country to country and club to club for the bones of a decade. Despite being ‘out’, he still carried the burden of a hugely traumatic childhood, the cliched trappings of fame and the pent-up anger of injury essentially robbing him of his prime years as a footballer.

WORLD CUP: Sun never sets in a St. Petersburg summerMaple Ridge News
Read up on one of Russia’s 11 host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, starting June 14.

Chelsea racism scandal deepens as former players go public with claimsThe Guardian
Chelsea are facing more allegations about a racism scandal involving Gwyn Williams and Graham Rix after the former youth-team footballers who claim they were subjected to horrific abuse received public backing from two of the white players who were on the club’s books.

Rafael Nadal in middle of soccer controversy in MadridEdmonton Sun
A longtime Real Madrid supporter, Nadal appeared with a Atletico Madrid jersey during the club’s Europa League match against Arsenal last week, making headlines across Spain and attracting a wave of social media reactions from fans from both teams.

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