VANCOUVER WHITECAPS & MLS NEWS
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MLS MATCHDAY #32
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
RED BULL ARENA, HARRSION, NJ.
Whitecaps FC clinch home match in 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs – Whitecaps FC
With Saturday’s results in the Western Conference, Vancouver Whitecaps FC officially clinched a home match in the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. The public on-sale for playoff tickets will be this coming Tuesday, October 10 at 10 a.m. PT
‘Caps capitulate in New York, New York – so bad don’t watch it twice – AFTN
A week after escaping with a win, after being dominated, Vancouver Whitecaps were unable to repeat the feat dropping a 3-0 result to New York Red Bulls, for their first ever loss in New Jersey.
Whitecaps FC fall for the second time in their past 10 matches – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (15-11-6) suffered only their second defeat in their past 10 matches as they dropped a 3-0 result on the road against New York Red Bulls (13-12-7) at Red Bull Arena on Saturday.
Episode 223 – The AFTN Soccer Show (New York Nightmare) – AFTN
The ups and downs of Vancouver Whitecaps’ season have been on full display over the past two games. In true Forrest Gump style, you simply do not know what you’re going to get from them, apart from perhaps not that much satisfaction in their performance.
Which player is essential to the Whitecaps? – Soccer Shorts
So if you had to name the one player the Whitecaps won’t be able to do without during the playoffs who would it be?
VIDEO: Commentator goes nuts as Waston secures WC spot for Costa Rica – Sportsnet
Soccer is sometimes referred to as “the beautiful game.” Kendall Waston’s World Cup-clinching goal for Costa Rica on Saturday showed us why.
MLS Playoff Race: Red Bulls’ victory ends suspense in Eastern Conference – Soccer America
The New York Red Bulls clinched the last remaining playoff berth in MLS’s Eastern Conference when they beat the Western Conference leader Vancouver Whitecaps, 3-0.
Andrea Pirlo Confirms He Will Retire from Football in December – Bleacher Report
The 38-year-old midfielder told Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Dev Trehan of Sky Sports News) that this season would be his last before hanging up his boots, with the great man expressing doubts about his physicality at this point in his career.
Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2017 MLS Match Preview – MLS
The Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City will meet in a match absolutely teeming with playoff implications on Wednesday, when SKC will travel to BBVA Compass Stadium in a match that was pushed back from Aug. 26 due to Hurricane Harvey.
Atlanta United sign technical director Carlos Bocanegra to long-term deal – MLS
It’s been an incredible expansion season for Atlanta United, so why mess with a good thing? On Monday, Atlanta locked up technical director Carlos Bocanegra to a long-term contract extension that will run through March of 2022, while adding the position of vice president to his title.
Orlando City coach Kreis hits out at MLS – Yahoo Sports
Jason Kreis is not a fan of Major League Soccer’s decision to only fine FC Dallas, and not declare their scoreless draw with Orlando City SC a forfeit.
Will Johnson returns to Orlando City training, domestic violence case remains open – Orlando Sentinel
Orlando City midfielder Will Johnson remains suspended due to his pending domestic violence case, but he returned to the training field Monday for the first time in weeks.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Two Surrey United teams bring home national hardware – Surrey Now-Leader
The U-15 Girls won the national title, while the women’s team finished second overall.
Edmonton Victoria SC claim seventh Jubilee Trophy – CSA
Edmonton Victoria defeated Holy Cross on Teck Finals Day at the 2017 Toyota National Championships. With their 3:0 Monday win, they topped the medal group standings to win their seventh Jubilee Trophy championship since 2004 . Surrey United finished second to win silver while Holy Cross of St. John’s won the bronze medal.
Nova Scotia’s Western Halifax FC claim first Challenge Trophy – CSA
Western Halifax FC defeated FC Winnipeg Lions on Teck Finals Day at the 2017 Toyota National Champions to win the Challenge Trophy. Calum MacRae scored the winner while Christian Oxner and team posted the clean sheet in a 1:0 victory in Surrey, British Columbia.
VISL Division 1 – Week 5 Results & Standings – BC Soccer Web
Division 1 – Week 5 Thanksgiving has wrapped up with all games being played according to schedule.
Vikes strike quickly in upset victory over UBC – UVic
The UBC Thunderbirds (7-3-1) gave up two goals in just under six minutes of the first half in a 2-1 defeat to the UVic Vikes (4-6-1) on Saturday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium.
Jones’ goal lifts Clan to 1-0 win and into second place in GNAC – SFU
The NCAA No. 22 ranked Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team made a statement this week, winning twice at home, including a 1-0 win over Montana State University Billings on Saturday.
SFU Clan looking to hit their stride after recent stutters: “This group is built to go and play in big games, and the good thing is we have eight big games left.” – AFTN
It was all going swimmingly for SFU Clan in the first few weeks of the new season. The Clan followed up an opening 8-0 thumping of the University of Mary with a couple of wins at the Rimrock Classic in Montana, a couple of home wins, and a battling 1-1 draw at the always dangerous Seattle Pacific University.
SPARTANS COMPLETE WEEKEND SWEEP OF FRASER VALLEY WITH ROAD WIN – TWU
For the second time in three days, a second-half offensive outburst carried the Trinity Western Spartans past the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades in Canada West women’s soccer action.
Sandhu’s strike boosts Cascades past Spartans – UFV
A dramatic injury-time goal from Darash Sandhu lifted the University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over the Trinity Western Spartans on Sunday afternoon at MRC Sports Complex.
T-Wolves men’s soccer tie up UBCO, UNBC Women fall to MacEwan – My Prince George Now
It was a productive weekend on the road for the UNBC Timberwolves men’s soccer team as they battled to a pair of scoreless draws against the UBC Okanagan Heat in Kelowna.
WolfPack blank Heat to win second Canada West women’s soccer match – TWU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack got a first half goal from Marisa Mendonca and held on to beat the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat 1-0 in Canada West women’s soccer on Saturday (Oct 7).
Nelson Youth Soccer hosts AGM – Nelson Daily
Now that the outdoor season is over, Nelson Youth Soccer is hosting its annual general meeting Monday, October 23 in the Prestige Lakeside Resort.
BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book Recommendations – BC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.
PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in Review – BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.
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.
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, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
Becoming a BC Soccer Referee – BCSA
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!
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
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.
Introducing BC Soccer Web Syndication – BC Soccer Web
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.
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.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Six provinces win multiple medals on Teck Finals Day at 2017 Toyota National Championships – CSA
With four medals across all competitions, Quebec led the way on Teck Finals Day at the 2017 National Championships. Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario each earned three medals while Nova Scotia and British Columbia secured two medals. Newfoundland & Labrador’s single medal rounded out the hardware given out in Fredericton, Calgary and Surrey.
El Salvador beats listless Canada side in Houston – the11.ca
A guy named Larin made a game-breaking play in Sunday’s friendly between Canada and El Salvador in Houston. Problem for Canada was that it was El Salvador fullback Alexander Larin, not Canadian striker Cyle Larin.
Canada falls 0:1 to El Salvador in friendly to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts – CSA
Canada fell 0:1 away to El Salvador in a Men’s International Friendly match played in front of a partisan crowd in Houston, TX, USA. Canada had their best chance at the start of the second half, but El Salvador scored the lone marker in the 75th minute on a strike by Portuguese-based attacking midfielder Denis Pineda.
Canada coach Zambrano not interested in a war with pro clubs – Sportsnet
The qualifying campaign for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is still a few years away – hell, the qualifiers for next summer’s World Cup in Russia are still going on – but Canadian national team coach Octavio Zambrano is already planning ahead.
RECAP: Teck Finals Day Final Matches at the U-17 Cup in Fredericton – CSA
Quebec’s CS Lakeshore are the U-17 Cup Girls National Champions after topping Ontario’s Burlington Bayhawks in penalty kicks at the Teck Finals Day Final Match in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 November – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.
WFC2, USL, NASL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
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WFC2 earn comeback 1-1 draw with USL regular season champions – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 (5W-17L-9D) were faced with a tough test against the United Soccer League regular season champions on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
WFC2: The Prospect Pyramid – Eighty-Six Forever
WFC2 have had a stinker of a season. They have barely won a game since the spring, have scored very few goals and conceded even more (they have a -19 goal differential). So there’s not much of value on the team right? Well, yes and no. I don’t think any of the WFC2 players who don’t already have an MLS deal have earned one, but I do think a lot of them show promise.
Exciting match ends in defeat for FC Edmonton against Jacksonville Armada FC – FC Edmonton
Kilduff headed home the winner in the second half while goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell registered the clean sheet in the victory for the visitors.
Fury FC score big win in home finale; set club attendance record – Ottawa Fury
Thanksgiving Sunday marked the final home game of the season for Fury FC at TD Place who served up a treat for the Fury faithful on Fan Appreciation Day. A thorough team effort from start to finish sent Ottawa past FC Cincinnati in convincing fashion by a 4-0 margin on a day where the club set an attendance record.
FC Edmonton match against Puerto Rico FC moved to Central Florida – FC Edmonton
The North American Soccer League (NASL) announced Tuesday that FC Edmonton’s October 25 away match against Puerto Rico FC will be played on the U.S. mainland while the island continues its recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. A time, venue and city for the fixture in Central Florida is yet to be determined.
11 Things – USL Week 29 – USL
A champion is crowned as the league reaches a major milestone.
Around the NASL: Scores and Stats – Miami FC
The Miami FC fell to the San Francisco Deltas on Saturday night, but the Orange and Blue remains in first place in both the Fall Season and Combined Standings.
USL Playoff Projections: Final Week Projection – Cincinnati Soccer Talk
The Eastern Conference playoff picture is almost completely in focus. FC Cincinnati had an opportunity to punch its playoff ticket Sunday in Ottawa but came up woefully short. The scenario for Saturday’s match in Toronto is exactly the same — FCC will make the playoffs with a win.
Cosmos Draw in Indy, Stay Even with Jacksonville – Empire of Soccer
The New York Cosmos (2-3-7, 13 Fall; 8-7-13, 37 Combined) produced an equalizer an each half of Saturday’s match at Indy Eleven (3-6-3, 12 Fall; 7-10-11, 32 Combined) to take earn a 2-2 result and take a valuable point in the postseason race. The draw levels the Cosmos with the Jacksonville Armada (3-5-4, 13 Fall; 9-9-10, 37 Combined) in the North American Soccer League‘s Combined Season standings, though the Cosmos hold fourth place over the Armada by virtue of the goal differential tiebreaker.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Norway FA agrees deal to pay male and female international footballers equally – The Guardian
A new agreement between Norway’s football association and the country’s international players will lead to men and women receiving the same financial compensation for representing their country, with the men making a financial contribution to the women’s team.
Thorns Rose Triumphant – Prost Amerika
The air was cool, but the atmosphere was super charged as 18,193 fans watched Morgan and Marta’s Pride stopped short by the Portland brick wall that’s made a name for itself as the league’s stingiest defense this season.
NC Courage score a late goal to take them to the NWSL Final in Orlando – Prost Amerika
The North Carolina Courage hosted the Chicago Red Stars for their very first playoff game at WakeMed Soccer Park where 10,017 spectators gathered to watch an intense match that advanced one team to the finals, leaving the other to fight it out for third or fourth place for this season.
Division 1 Féminine review: Soyaux still unbeaten – Vavel
PSG and Lillie both scrapped narrow wins against Fleury and Albi respectively as Paris FC slipped to a draw against Guingamp and OM held Soyaux scoreless. Elsewhere, fresh off of different midweek Champions League fortunes, Lyon grabbed a modest win at home to Bordeaux and MHSC recovered for a poor week with a hearty win in Rodez.
NCAA Weekend Recap: Top teams faced tough conference tests – The Equalizer
Deep into conference action, Week 8 of the NCAA season pulled no punches. Several of the top teams in the nation got key victories, inching them ever nearer to the most important parts of the season: conference tournaments followed by the granddaddy of them all, the NCAA tournament.
Damallsvenskan week 18 review: Three of the bottom four given a boost – Vavel
Göteborg’s Saturday win cancelled out by both Kvarnsveden and Hammarby picking up points the next day.
Toppserien Week 19 – Review: Medkila get first win of the season – Vavel
We are reaching the final stages of the 2017 Toppserien season. This round saw LSK and Avaldsnes get expected wins, while Medkila upset Røa.
Brazilian women turn on CBF demanding equality and opportunity – Inside World Football
The crisis in the Brazilian women’s game is deepening following an open letter from veteran players to the Brazilian FA (CBF) demanding gender equality and reform in the game.
Women Are Playing Today, and Leading Tomorrow – NY Times
As a young teenager in Kabul, Afghanistan, Hajar Abulfazl occasionally took an unconventional route to soccer practice. It wasn’t down a street or through a neighborhood that might have taken her on a scenic path instead of a quick one. It was through an open window. Abulfazl had to sneak out of the house to play soccer because her uncle had come over and was blocking the front door. He was there often, to tell her to stop playing sports.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
2018 World Cup: Who has qualified for the finals and who can get there? – ESPN FC
So far, 17 nations have booked their place to join host nation Russia in next year’s tournament.
Messi can save Argentina from World Cup qualifying failure – Menotti – SN
Lionel Messi can be Argentina’s saviour in their crucial World Cup qualifier against Ecuador, according to former coach Cesar Luis Menotti.
CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Chile travels to Brazil, Peru hosts Colombia, and more – SBI
Coming into Tuesday’s CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers, six countries will fight for three automatic qualification spots. Whoever finishes in fifth will have to face a playoff for the chance to make next year’s FIFA World Cup.
Who can qualify from Europe on Tuesday? – FIFA
On Tuesday 10 October, a total of nine games will be played in Groups A, B and H of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia European Zone qualifying. We run through the qualification permutations below.
Watergate overshadows countdown to USA-Trinidad & Tobago game at flooded stadium – Soccer America
U.S. national team players were met by a surprise when they showed up at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on Monday for training. The running track at the stadium (named after the great Trinidadian sprinter Ato Boldon) was a moat.
‘Cahill is just a freak’ – Postecoglou amazed by Australia star’s heroics in win over Syria – SN
Australia boss Ange Postecoglou described Tim Cahill as “a unique and extraordinary individual” and also “a freak” after his two goals sealed their place in an intercontinental World Cup play-off.
‘How can I support this team?’ Divided loyalties for Syrians haunted by civil war – The Guardian
Like the country itself, feelings about Syria’s national football team, who played Australia, are complex.
Iceland continue magical football run by qualifying for World Cup – ESPN FC
It was approaching midnight when Iceland’s players, wearing crisp white dinner shirts, were ushered into Petersen Svitan, one of Reykjavik’s most exclusive bars. Minutes before, they had been on stage in their national team jerseys, throwing them to a delirious crowd in Ingolfstorg Square before finally taking their leave for a more private celebration.
Multiple concussions linked to mental health issues, finds FIFpro report – Inside World Football
Professional footballers and other athletes who have suffered from concussion are more likely to get depression and other problems including sleep disturbance when their playing careers end, according to new research carried out by FIFpro.
Premier League: Clubs ‘risk bankruptcy’ with promotion – BBC Sport
English Football League clubs risk bankruptcy by chasing promotion to the Premier League, financial experts say.
Netflix set to launch Juventus documentary series in 2018 – SN
Juventus have announced that they will become the first football team to star in their own documentary series on Netflix.
Hassan al-Thawadi on Worker Welfare, Qatari Goals and the 2022 World Cup – NY Times
Hassan al-Thawadi, the British-educated son of a diplomat leading the 2022 World Cup organizing committee, is the man tasked with putting on his country’s big show. He also discussed worker welfare, the unique challenges of hosting a World Cup in a Muslim nation, and the World Cup stadium that will have a second life as a wedding hall.
How a Somali-born girl became a referee of men’s football in England – the remarkable story of Jawahir Roble – Evening Standard
Many people might believe their battle for respect in life is hard enough already without also trying to become a referee. It is a thought not lost on Jawahir Roble. “Who would ever think a black, Somali-born immigrant girl with eight siblings could ref a men’s game in England with a hijab on?” she asks with a gentle shake of the head while reflecting on a remarkable personal journey.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca