SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES vs. WHITECAPS FC
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016, 2:00 PM
AVAYA STADIUM, SAN JOSE, CA.
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Whitecaps Season Review: Part One – Soccer Shorts
Is it me or are the post season post mortems getting earlier every year? It is just me because they aren’t, but let’s hope that 2016 is an outlier and that it’s a long time before.
Whitecaps’ Bustos, TFC’s Hamilton hope to lead youth movement for Canada – MLS
Though the 2018 World Cup qualification door has closed for Canada, a window of opportunity has now opened for some of the nation’s bright young talents. Jordan Hamilton and Marco Bustos, a pair of 20-year-olds, are the two youngest players taking part in Canada’s current training camp in Morocco, under the tutelage of interim head coach Michael Findlay.
Whitecaps That Met Expectation in 2016 – Eighty-Six Forever
The first topic was much, much easier. Last week Eighty-Six Forever shared our thoughts on the four most disappointing Vancouver Whitecaps of 2016, and there really was no shortage of candidates. This time around, we’re going in a more positive direction, recognizing the Whitecaps that met or exceeded expectation in 2016.
MLS Injury Report: MCL tear ends Mateos’ season – Soccer America
The 1-0 loss to Montreal that eliminated Orlando City from playoff contention Oct. 2 also ended the season for defender David Mateos.
Seattle Sounders vs Houston Dynamo preview: Sounders win and they’re in – Vavel
Seattle Sounders host the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, October 12th at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. The Sounders know that if they win, they’re in the playoffs. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 7:30 pm PT
Just the beginning for TFC’s Endoh – Toronto Sun
As his teammates raced for Thanksgiving break late last week, Toronto FC rookie Tsubasa Endoh remained, knocking long, driven passes with coach Greg Vanney on the training pitch.
Real Salt Lake acquire Yura Movsisyan from FC Spartak Moscow – ESPN FC
Forward Yura Movsisyan has been permanently acquired by Real Salt Lake from FC Spartak Moscow, general manager Craig Waibel said Monday.
Erick Thohir and Jason Levien purchase remaining shares of DC United – MLS
D.C. United announced an ownership change on Monday, as they formally confirmed majority owners Erick Thohir and Jason Levien (pictured above) have agreed to purchase the ownership shares of partner Will Chang.
BC SOCCER NEWS
CANADA WEST WSOC PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds 2 UVic Vikes 0, October 8, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
SPARTANS GET WEEKEND SPLIT WITH CASCADES, CLINCH HOSTING SPOT – TWU
With the win the Spartans insure that the post season will return to TWU’s Chase Office Field for the first time since Trinity Western University hosted the CIS men’s soccer championship in 2009. It will be the first Canada West play-off game at TWU since the Spartans hosted the Canada West Final Four in 2007.
No. 10 ranked Thunderbirds shutout Vikes in Vancouver – UVic
No. 10-ranked UBC shutout Victoria 2-0 on a drizzly Saturday evening at Thunderbird Stadium to leapfrog the Vikes for third in the Canada West women’s soccer Pacific Division standings.
Defensive showdown between Vikes and Thunderbirds ends in scoreless draw – UVic
Rain and strong winds couldn’t stop a great match from taking place at the University of Victoria on Saturday, as the UBC Thunderbirds and Victoria Vikes battled to a scoreless draw at UVic Field 2.
Kyle Jones’ Goal Off A Free Kick Keeps No. 2 Clan Unbeaten – SFU
Kyle Jones curled a perfect free-kick shot into the back of the net in the 23rd minute at Yellowjacket Field on Saturday, lifting No. 2 Simon Fraser University to a 1-0 Great Northwest Athletic Conference victory over the Montana State University Billings men’s soccer team.
Golden Goal Sinks Clan In 2-1 Home Loss – SFU
Montana State University Billings’ Kylie Wolf scored a golden goal in the fifth minute of overtime to hand Simon Fraser University a 2-1 loss Saturday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer game on Terry Fox Field.
Late goals lift Spartans past Cascades – UFV
A fascinating goalkeeper duel between brothers David and Andrew Hicks broke the Trinity Western Spartans’ way on Sunday evening, as they edged the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades 2-0 in Canada West men’s soccer action at MRC Sports Complex.
Pandas complete weekend sweep in Prince George – Canada West
A second-half goal from Sydney Daines (Red Deer, Alta.) was the only offence the University of Alberta Pandas needed, as they defeated the UNBC Timberwolves 1-0 to complete a sweep of the weekend doubleheader.
Heat women’s soccer takes 2 from TRU – Kelowna Capital News
The UBC Okanagan Heat women kept their 2016 playoff hopes alive with a sweep of the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack in Canada West soccer action.
VISL Division I Weekend Results & Standings – Week 4 – VISL
An interesting week that saw Bays stay undefeated at the top of the division.
WolfPack men win; to play final home matches this weekend – Kamloops This Week
The Thompson Rivers WolfPack will close out the men’s soccer season this weekend, at Hillside Stadium for a pair of pivotal matches against the Fraser Valley Cascades and the Trinity Western Spartans.
Whistler Youth Soccer Club celebrates 20 years – Whistler Question
The Whistler Youth Soccer Club (WYSC) is celebrating two decades of “the beautiful game” in the community. This season marks the 20th since club founders Andrée Janyk and Bob Calladine brought 15 soccer balls to a field and invited local kids to come out and play. Fifteen showed up, and the WYSC was established.
Canada West to livestream over 100 Soccer matches in 2016-17 – Canada West
With the 2016-17 Canada West regular season set to open later this week, Canada West is proud to launch passes for Canadawest.tv – the official streaming home of the conference.
BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in Review – BCSA
After another successful year of soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer Assoc. is pleased to release their 2015-2016 Year in Review. The creation of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program, delivery of a FIFA Live Your Goals Festival, along with the numerous Grassroots Festivals across the province and Coach Education highlight some of the major successes this past year.
BC Soccer Assoc. Delivery of Coach Mandate – BCSA
IMPORTANT: If you are coaching in the ages U6-U12 you are required to complete the age appropriate course(s) even if you have a higher level of certification (ie. Soccer for Life, B pretest, C License, B License or A License). In order to enable our membership to deliver on the coaching mandate, BC Soccer Assoc. will be scheduling Learning Facilitator training sessions to assist organizations to have qualified individuals to deliver in-club coach certification courses to their coaches.
2016 BC Soccer Provincial Cup Photo Galleries – BC Soccer Web
Westhills Stadium & Goudy Park in Langford hosted the 2016 BC Soccer Adult Provincial Cup Finals. It was a thrilling weekend of soccer on Vancouver Island that saw seven champions crowned. Richmond FC & Surrey Pegasus qualified for the National Championships this Fall in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Both Coquitlam Metro-Ford Masters & Classics sides qualified for the Western Canadian Masters Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In all, it was a clean sweep for teams from the VMSL & MWSL. Monique Lamoureux & Bill Currie from BC Soccer Web were on location that weekend, capturing the all the action.
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
Canada MNT to face Morocco on Tuesday – CSA
The Tuesday international match will be broadcast live on CanadaSoccer.com at 15.00 ET / 12.00 PT.
Edmonton, Quebec teams take gold at national soccer championships, N.L. shut out – CBC
The Men’s Challenge Trophy was taken by the Edmonton Scottish SC in a thrilling finish — the team scored in injury time to win the game 1-0 over Quebec’s Royal-Sélect Beauport.
Edmonton Scottish SC capture elusive Challenge Trophy at St. John’s 2016 – CSA
Edmonton Scottish SC finally captured the Challenge Trophy as national champions. Three times runners up in their storied past, Edmonton Scottish SC won the title in St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador at the 2016 Sport Chek National Championships.
Edmonton Scottish finally gets its long-awaited national title – the11.ca
It’s been a hell of a Thanksgiving weekend for Edmonton’s soccer community. The day after FC Edmonton clinched an NASL playoff spot, Edmonton Scottish finally broke their curse, finally winning the Challenge Trophy — the men’s senior amateur title.
Beauport break through to win first Jubilee Trophy championship – CSA
Royal-Sélect Beauport won their first Jubilee Trophy at the 2016 Sport Chek National Championships in St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador. Three times runners up, the Royal broke through this year to capture their first national title.
Canada MNT confirms match in Korea Republic – CSA
Canada Soccer has announced that the Men’s National Team will play Korea Republic during the November window on the FIFA international calendar. The away match will be played Friday 11 November 2016.
‘Caps Residency players take lead role for Canada U-18s versus El Salvador – Whitecaps FC
It was a fantastic week for Whitecaps FC Residency players suiting up for Canada. Seven ‘Caps players were called up to Canada’s U-18 men’s national team for a two-match series against El Salvador, and a pair of players made a big impact in their first camp wearing the Red and White.
Alberta, Quebec and Ontario lead the way on TECK Finals Day – CSA
Alberta led the way on TECK Finals Day of the Canada Soccer Sport Chek National Championships. Girls U-14 Cup winners Foothills, Girls, U-18 Cup winners Edmonton Internazionale and Challenge Trophy winners Edmonton Scottish secured three titles for Alberta. Quebec’s Boys U-18 Cup titlists CS Repentigny and Jubilee Trophy winners Royal Select Beauport and Ontario’s Boys U-14 Cup Brampton East rounded out the winners. The U-16 Cup Finals in Lethbridge, AB were cancelled as organizers were faced with snowfall accumulations and adverse weather conditions that kept the playing surface unplayable.
CIS Women’s Soccer: Monday Roundups – CIS
Weekend results from CIS Women’s Soccer.
CIS Men’s Soccer: Monday Roundups – CIS
Weekend results from CIS Men’s Soccer.
Big Crowd Expected For League1 Ontario Men’s Final – League1 Ontario
The League1 Ontario Men’s Division final is set and it’s looking like it will potentially be a sell-out event on Saturday. Vaughan Azzurri, the East Conference champions, will take on FC London, the West Conference champion, on October 15 at the Ontario Soccer Centre Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m ET.
Ontario provincial champions London Youth Whitecaps capture Quebec-Ontario Cup – Whitecaps FC
As Ontario provincial champions, the young ‘Caps advanced to the annual Quebec-Ontario Cup, winning that championship as well. The tournament, held in Blainville, Quebec, saw the ‘Caps Ontario-based academy team win both matches, 2-0 and 4-1 against Quebec U-18 champions Charlesbourg to add to what has already been a very impressive season.
Thirty-Two League1 Players (Plus Alumni) Represent Canada In 2016 – League1 Ontario
It has been a good year for the 32 League1 Ontario players that have been selected to represent Canada at various levels in 2016.
A successful, yet challenging transition – The Oracle
Canada native and USF freshman forward Evelyne Viens has left an indelible mark on the 2016 USF women’s soccer team. The stats speak for themselves: a team-leading 11 goals, four multi-goal games — including a hat trick against Jacksonville University — to go along with 3 assists on the season.
PHOTOS: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada 3 El Salvador 1, September 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie
WFC2, USL & NASL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE WESTERN SEMIFINAL
WFC2 3 OKC ENERGY FC 2
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016
THUNDERBIRD STADIUM, VANCOUVER, BC
USL WESTERN SEMI-FINAL PHOTOS: WFC2 3 OKC ENERGY FC 2, October 8, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie
Whitecaps FC 2 to face Swope Park Rangers in USL Western Conference Final – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) will head to Kansas City, Missouri for the USL Western Conference Final against Swope Park Rangers this coming Saturday, October 15. Kickoff will be at 5:30 p.m. PT at Children’s Mercy Victory Field at Swope Soccer Village, streamed live at whitecapsfc2.com.
WFC2 head to Swope Park Rangers for USL Western Conference final with nothing to fear – AFTN
WFC2 are heading to Kansas City for their USL Western Conference final following an incredible semi-final between Swope Park Rangers and Orange County Blues on Sunday afternoon.
Haber Caps Classic Finish for Resilient WFC2 – USL
The regular season wrapped up adversely for Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2’s Daniel Haber back on Sept. 21, when he came on as a second-half sub against OKC Energy FC and then was stretchered off with a hip injury. The only Vancouver player to have seen action in every match of the season entered the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs with some concern shortly after that 2-1 win against OKC.
Match winner Daniel Haber proud of WFC2’s fighting spirit in semi-final victory – “We didn’t want the season to end here” – AFTN
WFC2 are heading to the USL Western Conference final after Canadian international Daniel Haber slotted home an 89th minute winner in a dramatic semi-final at a rain-soaked Thunderbird Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Swope Park Rangers defender Tommy Meyer suspended six matches for stepping on opponent – Kansas City Star
Swope Park Rangers defender Tommy Meyer was suspended six games Monday after he stepped on an opposing player during the team’s 2-1 home playoff victory against Orange County FC a day earlier.
USL Playoff Rewind: Red Bulls II eliminate Rhinos; Swope Park Rangers edge Blues; and more – SBI
The USL’s final four is set, and the league will see a new champion crowned following the elimination of last year’s winner.
USL Conference Finals preview and predictions – Playing for 90
We are down to the final four in the USL Cup Playoffs: Swope Park Rangers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 and New York Red Bulls 2 vs. Louisville City FC
NASL Fall Week 15 Recap: Race for Fourth Intensifies, Edmonton Clinches Playoff Spot – Empire of Soccer
Ben Fisk scored in his second straight match to earn FC Edmonton (33 pts Fall, 50 pts Combined) a win over the visiting Tampa Bay Rowdies (21 pts, 37 pts), earning the club’s first postseason berth since 2011. With the New York Cosmos (38 pts, 56 pts) only able to secure a draw at Ottawa Fury FC (21 pts, 30 pts), Edmonton pulled to within five points of them on the Fall Season table. However, the Eddies do still have a game in hand on the Cosmos.
North of the wall, having a ball: FC Edmonton clinches post-season spot – the11.ca
The Eddies will play in the post-season. And they haven’t given up the chase of the New York Cosmos for the NASL’s No. 1 seed.
Juan Arango Header Salvages Point for Cosmos in Ottawa – Empire of Soccer
The New York Cosmos survived a lethargic afternoon in the attack and injuries to Sebastian Guenzatti and captain Carlos Mendes to come away with a valuable point at Ottawa Fury FC.
Ottawa Fury FC’s time in NASL appears to be coming to an end – Ottawa Sun
While not yet mathematically eliminated from the North American Soccer League playoff chase, Ottawa Fury FC is already thinking about 2017. Following a 1-1 draw with the powerful New York Cosmos Sunday at TD Place, Fury FC sits in 10th place in the NASL combined standings. There are five teams within three points of the fourth and final playoff spot. Ottawa has a pair of road games — in Oklahoma and Tampa — before closing out the season Oct. 29 at home vs. Fort Lauderdale.
Ottawa Fury FC getting ready to change leagues – Ottawa Citizen
With an announcement expected soon that Fury FC will jump ship from the NASL to the United Soccer League, coach Paul Dalglish will have some tough decisions to make. Who’s back and who’s not?
Stumbling Toward the Playoffs: Loons Not Alone in Late-Season Woes – Fifty Five One
It has been over a month since the last Minnesota United win; they are on a six-match winless streak; and yet, they are not alone in struggling toward the end of the season. Last weekend, Tampa Bay and Miami — the two teams best-poised to overtake the Loons — both lost, allowing Minnesota to actually gain a point on them.
Small town America is developing a passion for professional football – Inside World Football
For the regular season just finished, the USL, the third tier of the US professional leagues, hit record aggregate attendances of 1.5 million for the season, a 40% increase on previous years. But it is not just attendances that are growing for this challenger league in the US.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
WNY Flash dampen Washington’s Spirit to win NWSL on penalties – Prost Amerika
Western New York Flash are the 2016 NWSL Champions after winning the Houston final in dramatic style. Canadian Goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo was their hero after she saved three penalties out of five in a penalty shoot out.
Sabrina D’Angelo named MVP of NWSL Championship – CSA
Canadian international Sabrina D’Angelo made three saves in the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League Championship match penalty shootout, securing victory for the Western New York Flash and earning the championship match most valuable player award. The Flash took the match 3-2 on kicks from the penalty mark over the Washington Spirit after a 2-2 draw in the 9 October final.
Riley: ‘Gutsy’ win sums up Flash’s season – Four Four Two
Paul Riley didn’t think his team was the better of the two at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday, but it didn’t matter. His Western New York Flash beat the Washington Spirit, 3-2 in a penalty-kick shootout after scoring a dramatic equalizer in the 124th minute.
Sarai Bareman to be named FIFA’s first Chief Women’s Soccer Officer – SI.com
FIFA is set to name Sarai Bareman of New Zealand as its Chief Women’s Soccer Officer, SI.com has learned. Bareman, who joins FIFA after serving as the deputy general secretary of the Oceania Football Confederation, will be officially announced in the newly created position later this week.
The SSE Women’s FA Cup fourth round qualifying draw – The FA
The draw for the final qualifying round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup was made at Wembley Stadium.
FIFA looks to UK to kick off big TV money for Women’s World Cup 2019 rights – Inside World Football
FIFA has begun the sales process for the broadcast rights to the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, launching an invitation to tender (ITT) for the UK media rights.
WSL 1 – Week 15 round-up: Belles beaten in busy week of action – Vavel
With the season still half-asleep following last weekend’s cup final and the UWCL mid-week matches the Doncaster Belles were in action twice over week 15, after suffering a heavy defeat to Arsenal they could do nothing about the three superb goals from Liverpool at the end of the week.
WSL 2 – Week 15 round-up: Everton keep promotion dreams alive – Vavel
WSL 1 still just a dream for Durham after their loss to the Blue Girls as Sheffield and Millwall continue to build for next year.
ROUND-UP: Shels and Wexford through to FAI Women’s Cup Final – Continental Tyres WNL
Shelbourne Ladies and Wexford Youths WFC will meet in this season Continental Tyres FAI Women’s Senior Cup Final.
IF Limhamn Bunkeflos ready for Damallsvenskan in 2017 – Vavel
LB07 have been superior the entire season and for a long time it has not been a matter of if, but when the Skåne team would secure their place in Damallsvenskan.
Women’s coaching workshop shines light on bright future – FIFA
The development of women’s football involves more than just players and clubs. Women’s football coaches have an equally important role to play in the process, and in recognition of that, FIFA organised a regional workshop for them in the Jordanian capital, Amman, coinciding with the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016.
Abby Wambach, Retired U.S. Soccer Star, Reflects on Her Addiction – NY Times
Abby Wambach retired from the United States women’s national soccer team in December, ending a career that included two Olympic gold medals, a Women’s World Cup title and 184 goals, the most by any American player — male or female — in history. Abby Wambach retired from the United States women’s national soccer team in December, ending a career that included two Olympic gold medals, a Women’s World Cup title and 184 goals, the most by any American player — male or female — in history.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
CONCACAF to overhaul ‘archaic’ World Cup qualifying format – SBI
World Cup qualifying in North America is set to be overhauled to avoid shutting out the majority of countries in the CONCACAF region so early.
Paul Pogba goal gives France win over Netherlands; Portugal and Belgium win – ESPN FC
Paul Pogba’s unstoppable strike gave France a 1-0 victory on Monday and ended the Netherlands’ remarkable 15-year streak without a defeat in World Cup qualifying.
France’s Paul Pogba sinks Holland and Georginio Wijnaldum suffers injury – The Guardian
France lived up to their billing as favourites in World Cup qualifying Group A by beating Holland 1-0 on Monday, thanks to a long-range shot by the Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and a late save by Hugo Lloris.
Belgium dominates Gibraltar in World Cup qualifying – Sportsnet
Belgium needed only a World Cup-record seven seconds to prove the gap between No. 2 in the FIFA rankings and Gibraltar, which is dead last and bound to stay there after Monday’s 6-0 loss.
Conmebol enters gruelling second half and Chile need to start winning – The Guardian
The South American section of World Cup qualifying has reached the halfway stage, and while Uruguay and Brazil look well placed, Chile could get left behind.
Argentina look to improve in third qualifier without Messi – Yahoo
An injury to talisman Lionel Messi and suspensions of his defenders have created some serious thinking about Argentina’s lineup for coach Edgardo Bauza ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier at home to Paraguay in Cordoba.
CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying: Brazil, Uruguay face road tests – NBC Sports
Brazil and Uruguay each play away on Tuesday in a round of South American World Cup qualifiers that could see first place in the table change hands.
Klinsmann denies Bradley’s claim he was jockeying for USMNT job in 2010 – SBI
In his first press conference as manager of Swansea City, Bob Bradley accused Jurgen Klinsmann of jockeying for his job as U.S. Men’s National Team during his time as a television analyst during the 2010 World Cup. Klinsmann categorically denied ever doing such a thing.
World Cup qualifying: Asian sides face separation day on Tuesday – NBC Sports
A quartet of miserable performing sides means very few Asian sides can feel even close to certain about their slots in Russia after Tuesday’s fourth match day.
English players in England’s top league have become an endangered species – Inside World Football
The number of national qualified players playing in the first teams of the top league in their country is often said to dictate the health of national team. If that is true then England’s 1-0 loss to Iceland at the Euros might have actually been a good result for the country.
FIFA President claims Great Britain Olympic teams would not harm independent status of Home Nations – Inside the Games
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has claimed Great Britain having men’s and women’s football teams at the Olympic Games would not harm the independent status of the four Home Nations.
Dutch union threatens FIFA with legal action over Qatar – Sportsnet
A Dutch labour union said Monday it will launch legal action against FIFA if soccer’s governing body does not step in to halt what it called “modern slavery” in the construction of venues for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Football insiders claim world game is ‘endemically corrupt’ in player transfers – The Guardian
In the first of a two-part series looking into alleged corruption in football, the Guardian talks to agents, lawyers and academics close to the biggest deals.
China coach resigns after 2018 World Cup setback – Yahoo Sports
China coach Gao Hongbo resigned on Tuesday after a 2-0 defeat in Uzbekistan almost certainly ended hopes of automatic qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
VIDEO: How EA’S FIFA Changed America – Kick TV
FIFA is one of the biggest, most profitable video games in history. But it also changed the landscape of the United States.