BC Soccer News, Tuesday, October 4, 2016


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016, 2:00 PM



Whitecaps to begin preparation for 2017 while aiming to finish strongMLS
The ‘Caps have officially been eliminated with two matches to go, but in reality, one win in their last 12 games had pretty much already sealed their fate. So what now for Vancouver?

The Four Most Disappointing Whitecaps of 2016Eighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps were officially bounced from playoff contention over the weekend, and that means you’re going to be seeing plenty of post-mortems out there trying to dissect exactly what went wrong with a club that started the season with so much promise. To kick things off, Eighty Six Forever takes a look at some of the Whitecap players that didn’t really live up to their billing this year, and I don’t think you’re going to find many surprises.

Sounders sink Whitecaps playoff hopesWhitecaps Fan Blog
The stage was set for a desperate match as Cascadia rivals the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders squared off at BC Place on Sunday afternoon. While the Whitecaps only started the match with a slim mathematical chance to make the playoffs, Seattle started the match in the last playoff spot in the Western Conference of Major league Soccer. Even if there was precious little chance for us Whitecaps fans to get any joy out of the situation, at least we might get some joy out of doing some damage to our biggest rival.

Whitecaps couldn’t get job done when it mattered this seasonSportsnet
David Ousted was face down on the turf, unmoving. The Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper was letting it sink in: his team’s hopes of reaching the Major League Soccer playoffs were dead.

Club president says Whitecaps need leaders The Province
The Whitecaps lack of leadership was the main reason for their downfall this season, according to club president Bobby Lenarduzzi. He made the comments Monday morning on Global News Morning BC.

MLS international call-ups for October FIFA windowMLS
After a busy slate of matches in early September, World Cup qualifying will resume for some countries in October.

Assessing Toronto FC’s regular season with two games to goWaking  the Red
The Reds are ending the campaign on a disappointing note but have taken major steps forward in 2016.

Is TFC trending in the wrong direction ahead of the playoffs?Sportsnet
“How is Toronto FC trending at the moment?” It was a simple, straightforward query that elicited Michael Bradley’s famous death stare when it was put to TFC’s captain in the locker room following the Reds’ 2–1 loss to D.C. United on the weekend.

Playoff math: Sporting KC still in control of its own postseason destinySporting KC
Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to the New England Revolution did no favors in Sporting Kansas City’s bid for a sixth straight playoff appearance, but ramifications could have been far worse.

Kenwyne Jones ready “to be a part of history” with Atlanta UnitedAFTN
Atlanta named their first head coach this week with the addition of the experienced Argentine Gerardo “Tata” Martino. With a 20-year coaching career behind him at both club and international level, Martino joins the seven signed players already on Atlanta’s books, with more to come soon. Martino’s experience of the world game will be crucial in Atlanta’s first season in the league, as will that of veteran forward Kenwyne Jones, who joined United in July.

DC United’s New Season-Ticket Agreement Could Stifle Fans’ Free SpeechWashingtonian
Diehard DC United fans might want to reconsider before firing off a tweet or sharing a photo from the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium stands next season, if a contract the soccer club is asking season-ticket holders to sign is enforced as broadly as it is written.

MLS Expansion Update: San Diego, St Louis, Cincinnati, Nashville, Oklahoma City and MoreBlue Testament
I’m back once again for my monthly-ish update on the world of MLS Expansion. This update includes news from San Diego, St Louis, Cincinnati, Nashville, Oklahoma City and more.

MLS PHOTOS: Whitecaps FC 1, Seattle Sounders FC 2, October 2, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
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Classic ‘Birds and Vikes rivalry comes to a head in Thanksgiving weekend match-upUBC
Old foes heat up a classic rivalry this weekend when the UBC Thunderbirds (6-1-5) battle the UVic Vikes (3-7) in a Thanksgiving weekend home-and-home series. The first game goes Thursday at Thunderbird Stadium (5:30 PM) followed by a Saturday afternoon (2:15 PM) tilt in Victoria.

Surrey Pegasus FC in Newfoundland for another run at national titleSurrey Now
Finally, five months after winning the provincial title, Surrey Pegasus FC has flown clear across the country for a run at a national soccer title.

Heat split at UNBC, get set for two with Wolfpack Kelowna Capital News
Dante Zanatta’s UBC Okanagan Heat will be in Kamloops on Thursday to kick off a home-and-home set against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack in Canada West men’s soccer action.

Island flavour to Canada’s U-17 women’s World Cup soccer squad Times Colonist
Ashley Cathro of Victoria and Hannah Taylor are starters on the backline for undefeated Canada — 1-0-1 following the 1-1 draw against Germany on Monday — at the FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup in Jordan. Cathro, an emerging defender on the national and international scene, got to the World Cup from the Prospect Lake association and Vancouver Island Wave rep program. She was named B.C. Soccer youth player of the year. The Claremont student was also an outstanding all-rounder in a number of sports.

Cowichan Valley’s senior soccer stars set the pace in impressive showingCowichan Valley Citizen
Nearly all of the Cowichan Valley soccer players who competed at the 2016 BC 55+ Games in Coquitlam came home with medals.

Employment Opportunity – KYSA Seeks Senior Staff CoachBC Soccer Web
The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association is moving to hire a full-time Senior Staff Coach. Applicants for this new position must possess a minimum Canadian Soccer Association Provincial B License coaching certification.

Canada West to livestream over 100 Soccer matches in 2016-17Canada 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 ReviewBCSA
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 MandateBCSA
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
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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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Canada sit atop Group B after 1:1 draw with Germany in second match at Jordan 2016 CSA
Canada remains unbeaten at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 after drawing Germany 1:1 in its second group stage match.

Rose scores as Canada draw Germany at Women’s U17 World CupSportsnet
Deanne Rose scored for Canada in a 1-1 draw with Germany on Monday at the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

Fifa sanction nations over fan behaviour during World Cup qualifiersBBC Sport
Canada amongst the 11 Federations fined for fan misconduct.

FC London Claims Men’s West Division With 5-0 Win Over SigmaLeague1 Ontario
FC London took men’s west division title honours on Sunday night after dispatching visitors Sigma FC 5-0 at London’s Marconi Club.

CIS Men’s Soccer: Monday RoundupsCIS
Results from all of the weekend’s matches in CIS Men’s Soccer.

CIS Women’s Soccer: Monday RoundupsCIS
Results from all of the weekend’s matches in CIS Women’s Soccer.

PHOTOS: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada 3 El Salvador 1, September 6, 2016BC Soccer Web
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016, 12:00PM



And then there were eight: WFC2 among USL conference semifinalistsWhitecaps FC
WFC2 booked their ticket to the USL Conference Semifinals on Friday night, defeating Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 2-1 in their first-ever playoff match. As it turns out, after a weekend of upsets, sixth-seed WFC2 are the second highest seed remaining in the Western Conference.

USL Playoffs Recap: Upsets, Upsets, UpsetsEmpire of Soccer
The USL Playoff Quarterfinals did not disappoint as unexpected results rocked the brackets, throwing predictions completely out the window. The Western Conference saw the top three seeds exit the tournament. The East was no better.

Berding, Cincy Grateful for Record SupportUSL
With 30,000-plus for Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, club’s long-term future bright.

Cosmos’ Ruben Bover Named NASL Player of the Week Empire of Soccer
New York Cosmos midfielder Ruben Bover has been named the NASL Player of the Week for Week 14 of the Fall Season after notching a goal in each of the team’s 2-0 wins.

Oklahoma Scene: Yukon police to no longer work at Rayo OKC matchesNewsOK
The Yukon Police Department will no longer provide security at the remaining Rayo OKC soccer matches this season after an incident at the previous home match involving one of its officers and a fan.

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Sky Blue’s Rodriguez named NWSL Rookie of the YearEmpire of Soccer
Raquel Rodriguez’s dream year continued Monday when the Sky Blue midfielder was named Rookie of the Year by the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

Ashlyn Harris nabs top goalkeeper honorThe Equalizer
Ashlyn Harris, one of the cornerstone players in the Orlando Pride’s expansion season, is the 2016 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year. The native of nearby Satellite Beach fell into the Pride’s hands in the expansion draft and spent the season wowing her hometown fans with regular doses of outstanding saves.

NWSL: Mark Parsons, 30, named Coach of the YearSoccer America
First-year Portland Thorns head coach Mark Parsons became the youngest head coach in NWSL history to be named Coach of the Year, winning the 2016 award ahead of Jim Gabarra (Washington Spirit) and Paul Riley (Western New York Flash).

Women’s Champions League round of 32 tie by tieUEFA
Stamford Bridge, Stade de Lyon and San Mamés are among the venues as the round of 32 gets under way on Wednesday: we guide you through the 16 ties.

UEFA Women’s Champions League Roundtable: VAVEL writers share their views ahead of knockout roundVavel
Europe’s elite competition starts again this week, and here is what our writers are thinking ahead of the knockout rounds.

#SWPL16 – Game 18 Round upScottish WPL
Hibernian fought back from 1-0 down to beat Forfar Farmington 5-1, a result that relegated Forfar to SWPL 2.

West Ham takes over its ladies’ team after being accused of discriminationThe Guardian
Premier League club’s women’s side forced to warm up next to busy road and paid for own transport to games, chairman said.

Jacqui Oatley: ‘Football is an old boys’ club and needs more women managers’ The Telegraph
It’s hard to believe that one person has the time to fit so many impressive feats into one career. But it’s not always been an easy ride. Oatley has had to fight hard to be taken seriously in a male-dominant world, and believes there’s still work to be done to give girls equal opportunities in football.

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MPs to question FA boss Greg Clarke over corruption claimsBBC
Chairman of the Football Association Greg Clarke has been called to face questions from MPs amid several cases of alleged corruption within the game.

Lionel Messi eager to return but Argentina coach Bauza urges cautionESPN FC
Lionel Messi returned to the pitch on Tuesday for some light jogging and recovery training, according to Spanish media reports, but Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has said that the Barcelona star’s potential return must be treated with great care.

Manuel Locatelli and Milan’s fresh-faced talents offer overdue hope for futureThe Guardian
After his youngsters shone in the 4-3 thriller against Sassuolo, it is easy to see why Vincenzo Montella might feel optimistic about Milan’s long-term future.

World Cup: Fifa president Gianni Infantino wants 48-team tournamentBBC Sport
Fifa president Gianni Infantino has proposed expanding the World Cup finals to 48 teams – after initially suggesting he wanted to boost it to 40.

Chile among 11 federations fined by FIFA for crowd troubleESPN FC
FIFA said Chile have been banned from playing a World Cup qualifier at their national stadium and the country’s football federation has been fined because of the repeated discriminatory and unsporting conduct of fans.

Bob Bradley: American coach who took the long road to the Premier League The Guardian
Swansea’s new manager is the first American to coach in England’s top league, and stopoffs in Egypt, Norway and France reveal a man unafraid of a challenge.

Slovakia drops Weiss over drunk driving incidentSportsnet
Slovakia midfielder Vladimir Weiss has been dropped from the squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Scotland following police allegations of drunk driving.

CONMEBOL expands Copa Libertadores to 42 weeks and 44 teamsESPN FC
CONMEBOL on Monday officially announced planned expansion for the Copa Libertadores tournament, with two more qualifying spots awarded to Brazil and one more apiece to Argentina, Colombia and Chile to bring the South American club competition to 44 teams.

A-League season preview part I: Central Coast, Newcastle and WellingtonThe Guardian
Starting the countdown from 10 with the three clubs most likely to struggle, our football writers give their verdicts on the upcoming A-League season.

College Soccer Weekend Rewind: Clemson tops Wake Forest, Syracuse and UNC draw, and moreSBI
While Syracuse and North Carolina disappointed with a scoreless draw, Clemson topped Wake Forest, 1-0, in an intense match.

‘His legacy is already cast in gold’: why US soccer owes a debt to Ron NewmanThe Guardian
The ex-Pompey forward, now 80, accrued a US-record 753 wins in outdoor and indoor soccer, and did more than anyone to set the American game on its way.

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