BC Soccer News, Wednesday, August 9, 2017



SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017, 5:00 PM

Vancouver Whitecaps still looking to add with transfer window set to closeSportsnet
Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson says there’s been lots of chatter as the clock ticks down on Major League Soccer’s transfer window. That doesn’t mean any of the moves come easy.

‘Lots of talk’ with close of MLS secondary transfer window loomingWhitecaps FC
Major League Soccer’s secondary transfer window is set to close on Wednesday and Vancouver Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson said it might “come down to the final few minutes” as to whether or not the ‘Caps make a move.

Whitecaps defender Tim Parker thriving in ‘second home’ of VancouverSBI
In his third season as a professional, Vancouver Whitecaps center back Tim Parker has established himself as a starter, but he wouldn’t be in that position if it wasn’t for the advice he received as a rookie.

Marinovic enjoying change in VancouverNew Zealand Football
All Whites goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic is enjoying being in a fresh environment as he presses for a starting place at the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS.

All Whites coach says ‘superb’ keeper Stefan Marinovic can go next levelThe Dominion Post
All Whites coach Anthony Hudson believes goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic’s stellar year can get even better as he presses for a starting place at the Vancouver Whitecaps in the US Major League (MLS).

Transfer deadline looms as MLS clubs look for missing piecesMLS
The clock is ticking. When the hour and minute hands hit 8:59 pm PT on Wednesday night, Major League Soccer’s secondary transfer window will slam shut.

Crew SC adds 3rd DP in Portuguese midfielder Pedro SantosColumbus Crew
Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has acquired 29-year-old Portuguese midfielder Pedro Santos, who joins Crew SC as a Designated Player via a Discovery Signing.

Ethan Finlay traded to Minnesota UnitedVavel
Columbus Crew SC has dealt Ethan Finlay to Minnesota United.

Toronto FC success drives up ratings while struggling Jays’ numbers dropNational Post
Toronto FC and the Blue Jays are currently at different ends of the standings and their TV numbers have gone up and down as a result.

Steven Beitashour a couple of weeks away from Toronto FC returnWaking the Red
A comeback against the Philadelphia Union (August 23) or Montreal Impact (August 27) sounds more probable, but that’s excellent news either way. Beitashour’s pancreas injury was so unusual that no one quite seemed to know when to expect him back, but I didn’t think we would see him this month.

Ballou Tabla misses training amid reports he is unhappy at Montreal ImpactMLS
Tabla’s failure to report came a day after an ESPN report claimed the Impact academy product was unhappy at the club and wanted to leave this summer for Europe, but that Impact were unwilling to enter transfer negotiations, despite having received several offers.

Coup: LAFC lands its Mexican star Soccer America
LAFC, which will begin play in MLS in 2018, signed its first big-name star when it landed Mexican international Carlos Vela, who will arrive in time from Spanish club Real Sociedad for preseason training in January.

Stadium Talk: A One-On-One With Minnesota United Principle Owner Bill McGuireFifty Five One
The Union Park District Council hosted a stadium information session in July. In attendance was Dr. Bill McGuire who spoke at the event. Afterwards, McGuire took a few moments to conduct a rare interview concerning the Minnesota United stadium planning and construction process to date.

Canada WNT vs USWNT at BC Place, Vancouver – November 9 – Buy Tickets!


RASA Summer League Roundup BC Soccer Web
Delta Blaze completed a clean sweep in RASA League play in Division One last Thursday beating Vancouver Greencaps 1-0, giving them 12 consecutive victories.

Putting school & soccer firstDelta Optimist
Attending one of the leading academic schools in the world and pursuing national team aspirations as a top up-and-coming soccer player in Canada. That’s Olivia Sheppard’s immense juggling act. The 19-year-old has enjoyed some precious family time back at her Tsawwassen home this summer before returning to what certainly will be another demanding year at Princeton University.

Trinity Western University men’s soccer alum Andrew Hicks (Surrey, B.C) will get an opportunity to prove himself to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 brass, as the former Spartans goalkeeper earned a trial with the local USL (United Soccer League) side.

Catching up with Kelowna athletes at the 2017 Canada Summer GamesKelowna Now
Lots of Team BC’s talent is from right here in Kelowna, so we chatted with some of the local athletes that are competing at the games.

BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book RecommendationsBC 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, 2017BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.

2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in ReviewBCSA
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, 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!

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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.

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Canadian soccer player Jessie Fleming on watch list for MAC Hermann TrophyToronto Star
The list marks the start of the process of choosing the year’s top male and female U.S. college soccer players.

Canada Games Men’s Soccer Tournament Kicks Off Canada Games
Round one of the Men’s soccer tournament began with four matchups. In Match One, Québec took on Yukon and emerged with an 11:0 victory. Beginning the tournament off on a good foot.

Attendance at Canada Games shatters expectations, organizers sayCBC
Attendance to events last week exceeded expectations with more than 60,000 spectators attending ticketed events, such as basketball, soccer and softball. The tally does not include non-ticketed events.

Men’s & Women’s L1O Cup FinalsNorthern Starting XI
Result and details of the Sunday August 6, 2017 League1 Ontario Women’s Cup Final between Woodbridge Strikers and FC London & League1 Ontario Men’s Cup Final between Woodbridge Strikers and Vaughan Azzurri.

St. F.X. graduate Bruch signs with top Serbian soccer clubChronicle Herald
Former St. Francis Xavier X-Women’s soccer player Alix Bruch of Calgary is getting her professional career off on the right foot. The two-time AUS second-team all-star has signed with Serbian powerhouse ZFK Spartak Subotica in the country’s top domestic league. She is set to join her club later this week.

Local soccer coach brings passion for sport to young women abroadThe Londoner
Fanshawe College professor Linda Whitehead is among eight international soccer coaches teaching empowerment and technical skills to women in India.

Barrie girls soccer team wins gold at prestigious Montreal tournamentBarrie Examiner
This season is proving to be a major success for the 15 players who make up the under-14 Barrie FC soccer team and the coaching staff.

NB Trauma wants more people to track student concussions with new worksheetCBC
NB Trauma previously reported a 70 per cent increase in sports related head injuries from 2011 to 2015.

Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 NovemberCSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017, 6:30 PM

Switchbacks Sweep Past Orange CountyUSL
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC took a 4-0 victory against Orange County SC on Tuesday night at Orange County Great Park as a three-goal first half earned the side its third consecutive victory.

USL Announces Return to Austin in 2019 USL
The United Soccer League, one of the most prominent Division II leagues in the world, announced on Wednesday the league would return to Austin, Texas for the 2019 season. Circuit of The Americas Chairman Bobby Epstein will lead the organization after taking majority ownership in the club, and a new soccer-specific venue at the Circuit of The Americas has been approved by the USL to become the club’s new home.

California Grown: NASL’s Cal United takes on OC challengeSoccer America
The NASL, which went six seasons without a West Coast presence, suddenly has three teams in California. After the struggling San Francisco Deltas, who debuted this season, and an unnamed team in San Diego that will join the NASL in 2018, California United FC will begin play in 2018 in Orange County.

FCC Open Cup Semifinal Sells OutUSL
FC Cincinnati announced on Tuesday morning the club’s 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinal against the New York Red Bulls at Nippert Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 15 had officially sold out. FCC recorded its largest sales day in club history in the process.

USL announces expansion franchise in BirminghamSBI
USL officially announced Tuesday afternoon that it would add an expansion franchise in Birmingham, Alabama. The franchise would join the league in 2019 but will play in the PDL starting in 2018.

Buddies and beers lead to new Birmingham USL teamSoccer America
After Nashville SC and Fresno FC and likely Las Vegas in 2018, the USL is already beginning to line up its 2019 expansion field, beginning with Birmingham, which was confirmed on Tuesday.

Q&A With Kingston Stockade’s Dennis CrowleyEmpire of Soccer
Last week Miami FC of the North American Soccer League and Kingston Stockade FC of the National Premier Soccer League filed a claim with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland to require the United States Soccer Federation to institute promotion and relegation across the U.S. soccer “pyramid,” pointing to a FIFA statute (see principle 9 — search on “sporting merit” in FIFA statutes) that could be open to interpretation.

USL PHOTOS: WFC2 3, Rio Grande Valley FC 3, August 2, 2017BC Soccer Web
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Uefa Women’s U19 Championship: Spain beat hosts Northern IrelandBBC Sport
Spain clinched a dominant 2-0 victory over battling hosts Northern Ireland at Windsor Park as the European Under-19 Women’s Championship kicked off.

Washington Spirit forward Arielle Ship wins NWSL Player of the WeekBlack & Red United
Washington Spirit forward Arielle Ship, thanks to a one goal/two assist performance against Sky Blue FC, was named the NWSL Player of the Week by the NWSL Media Association.

European Women’s Championship: Football Association to bid for 2021 tournamentBBC Sport
The Football Association has announced it is to bid to host the 2021 European Women’s Championship. The bidding process for the tournament begins in September with a final decision due in 2018.

Prolific Nguyen eyes global debut with VietnamFIFA
Scoring directly from a corner is something rarely seen for even the world’s most established stars. However, a young women’s player from Vietnam showed superlative technique by twice finding the back of the net from corner kicks in a single match.

Doyle aiming for strong finish with GalwayIrish WNL
Galway WFC have been in fine form of late, recording some memorable results over the past few weeks, including a shock five-star win over Continental Tyres Women’s National League leaders Peamount United, a draw against champions Shelbourne Ladies and now a win over third-placed UCD Waves.

Female soccer players accused of being boys after short haircutsToronto Star
Girls receive messages of support from soccer stars after opponents accuse them of being boys due to their short hair.

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Real Madrid beats Manchester United to win Super CupToronto Star
Casemiro and Isco score in 2-1 win, while Cristiano Ronaldo spent most of the game on bench.

Where the UEFA Super Cup was won and lostUEFA
Zinédine Zidane makes it five in a row, Real Madrid’s scoring machine rumbles on and United’s new boys provide hope – our experts in Skopje pick out four takeaways.

Jose Mourinho gives his Super Cup medal to a young Manchester United fanThe Telegraph
Jose Mourinho made one lucky Manchester United fan’s day on Tuesday night after giving away his Uefa Super Cup runners up medal.

Mourinho concedes it is ‘game over’ for Manchester United’s Bale pursuitSN
Jose Mourinho claims it is “game over” for Manchester United’s hopes of signing Gareth Bale, while the Real Madrid star insists he is not interested in the rumours.

Bayern München – The Big Season PreviewFussballstadt
Bayern München have once again dominated the Bundesliga last season winning their fifth straight title. Nothing but a title defence would be a major disappointment for the Rekordmeister, who once again will want to challenge for the triple.

Neymar: Brazilian striker’s Paris St-Germain debut could be delayed againBBC Sport
Neymar’s Paris St-Germain debut could be delayed again as French football authorities have still not received clearance following his world record 222m euro (£200m) move from Barcelona.

Rummenigge warns inflated fees like Neymar’s €222m will alienate fans Inside World Football
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is the latest footballing figurehead to express concern over the €222 million world record transfer of Neymar, saying all major stakeholders should “sit round the table” to discuss the whole question of inflated fees in order to prevent fans switching off from football.

Wesley Sneijder: ‘Stay at the highest level’Ligue 1
Newly signed OGC Nice playmaker Wesley Sneijder spoke to the press on Tuesday, making clear that his arrival on the Côte d’Azur has little to do with anything other than pure footballing ambition.

Premier League won’t screen 3 p.m. Saturday matches – ScudamoreESPN FC
Scudamore — who said the Premier League would continue to crackdown on illegal streams of matches — added that broadcasting top-flight matches at Saturday’s traditional kick-off time would have too much impact on the rest of the game.

Sky set to retain live Football League rights in £180m-a-year dealThe Guardian
Sky is set to retain the rights to the Football League in a blockbuster bidding battle with BT that has seen the price as much as double to £180m a season.

London’s football history: Laws of the GameFIFA
On Monday 26 October 1863, a meeting took place at the Freemasons’ Tavern in London that would sculpt the fate of football for generations to come. Ebenezer Morley, a solicitor and local sportsman, met with representatives of a dozen London and suburban clubs and proposed that football should have one standardised set of rules. At that meeting, The Football Association was formed and the original Laws of the Game began to take shape.

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