BC Soccer News, Wednesday, February 22, 2017





LIVE STREAM LINK: Watch tonight’s match on the official CONCACAF Facebook PageWhitecaps FC
Tonight’s CONCACAF Champions League match between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and New York Red Bulls will be streamed live on the official CONCACAF Facebook page at 5 p.m. PT.

Champions League Preview: New York Red Bulls v Vancouver Whitecaps – history awaitsAFTN
While preseason may not be coming to an end for most MLS teams, for the Whitecaps it is a bit different. The first hurdle of this long season will be a CONCACAF Champions League match up against New York Red Bulls on Wednesday evening.

Three Questions With: CCL Edition Eighty-Six Forever
We have meaningful soccer again!!! The Vancouver Whitecaps are readying to take on the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals on Wednesday at Red Bull Stadium in New Jersey, with the second leg to be played in Vancouver on March 2nd.

Yordy Reyna undergoes successful left foot surgeryWhitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Tuesday that midfielder/forward Yordy Reyna underwent successful surgery this afternoon for a fifth metatarsal fracture of his left foot.

CCL Preview: Red Bulls take on Whitecaps, Tigres meet Pumas in quarterfinalsSBI
The MLS season has yet to kick off, but two teams are set to get an early start to their competitive season Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.

MLS Moves: Loons line up Swiss defender Soccer America
Another area of need – outside back – has been addressed by Minnesota United FC as it prepares for its first MLS match next week. In the case of Jerome Thiesson, MNUFC is covering both corners, as the veteran of more than 300 club matches can play on either side.

FC Dallas ready to tackle new objectives with CCL bout vs. Arabe UnidoMLS
For the players left over from the 2016 season, Thursday cannot come fast enough.

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Two Cowichan soccer teams move on in Jackson Cup tourneyCowichan Valley Citizen
Tanner Dobson’s goal with two minutes left in regulation time last Saturday gave Cowichan United the biggest upset of the first round as both United and Cowichan LMG advanced in the Jackson Cup tournament.

2017 Marine Harvest Riptide Spring Academy Information Meeting Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 6 pm – 8 pmBC Soccer Web
The Marine Harvest Riptide are pleased to see the momentum building for the 2017 Spring Soccer Academy. Following a very successful transition away from the VISA Academy to the Riptide Academy we are all looking forward to another wonderful program.

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!

TSS FC Rovers Open TryoutsTSS Rovers
Vancouver’s newest team, TSS FC Rovers, is looking for Canada’s best up and coming players to play for their first squad in 2017. If you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, could possibly play for our national team one day, and meet the age requirment of 23 and under, we want to see you play!

To our Readers: A Choice BC Soccer Web
Soccer has brought us to the United States many times. It’s a great place with decent people. We especially look forward to our Cascadia trips to Seattle and Portland. They’re incredible cities with wonderful supporters. That’s why it was so disheartening to see chaos and fear take hold in the airports and borders of our neighbours to the south.

FVSL All-Stars to face WFC2 in MarchBC Soccer Web
January snow and ice in the Lower Mainland put the brakes on the annual clash between the Fraser Valley Soccer League All-Stars and the best from the VISL this year. That hasn’t stopped the FVSL from planning an ambitious All-Star series in March.

BC Soccer Assoc. is Now Accepting 2016-2017 Awards NominationsBCSA
We are pleased to inform everyone that BC soccer Assoc. is currently accepting Awards nominations until the submission deadline date of March 31, 2017. Selection of the award recipients is based on many factors including the individual’s commitment, community involvement and willingness to give back to the game. This year any BC Soccer Assoc. member and their affiliate clubs may submit a nomination.

2017 BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is accepting candidates for its Board of Directors for terms commencing June, 2017 (following the BC Soccer Annual General Meeting).

Victoria Highlanders 2017 Season Passes now on saleHighlanders FC
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VMSL PHOTOS: Richmond FC Hibs 1, ICSF Columbus FC 0, November 5, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

MWSL PHOTOS: Van United Primas 0, Fraser Valley Action 2, October 30, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

PHOTOS: GNAC Women’s Soccer: SFU 1 Concordia U. (Ore.) 0, October 20, 2016 BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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.

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Defending Champion Canada announce 2017 Algarve Cup rosterCSA
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will return to the Algarve Cup, Portugal to defend its 2016 title with a squad blending experience and youth. The 24th edition of the invitational 2017 Algarve Cup will take place from 1 to 8 March. Canada faces Denmark on 1 March, Russia on 3 March, and hosts Portugal on 6 March, with the final match scheduled for 8 March.

Canadian women’s soccer team to play matches in Winnipeg, TorontoTSN
Canada’s women’s soccer team will host Costa Rica in a pair of June friendlies in Winnipeg and Toronto, savouring a home showcase while keeping an eye on a rising CONCACAF team.

Paul Beirne & CanPL Supporters talk Canada’s Soccer FutureNorthern Starting XI
We may have seen the start of something unique to Canadian soccer on Sunday night. A league in which the Supporters of each team work together for the common good of the beautiful game rather than despise one another.

CONCACAF U20s Preview: Canada vs. Antigua & BarbudaUSL
Canada’s Men’s U20s conclude their run at the 2017 CONCACAF U20 Championship on Thursday afternoon when they face Antigua & Barbuda at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. PT.

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Rangers Sign Canadian goalkeeper MacLeodUSL
The Swope Park Rangers announced on Wednesday they had signed goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod. MacLeod recently completed his college career at Drake University, and will join the Rangers pending league and federation approval.

Ledgerwood named FC Edmonton captain ahead of 2017 seasonFC Edmonton
Alberta product Nik Ledgerwood takes on the club’s captaincy as Albert Watson steps away from the role to focus on his play as a defender.

Cosmos debut newest player, Italian striker AmauriBrooklyn Reporter
The New York Cosmos — who are coming to Coney Island’s MCU Park this spring — debuted their newest player on Tuesday, February 21.

NWSL releases 2017 home openers scheduleThe Equalizer
While fans will have to wait a little while longer for the full 2017 schedule, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has released the schedule of 2017 season home openers. The list of home openers includes matches over the first three weeks as Sky Blue does not play at home until April 30.

Carli Lloyd arrival a landmark moment for WSL, says Casey StoneyEurosport
Liverpool Ladies defender Casey Stoney is relishing the chance to come up against the world’s best player Carli Lloyd in the Women’s Super League this year.

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Manchester City 5-3 Monaco: looking back on a Champions League thriller The Guardian
There was brilliance on show but some fans were left stranded outside the stadium at kick-off, plus Falcao returned to Manchester a different player.

How Manchester City sparkled against MonacoUEFA
“A crazy night” is how Sergio Agüero described Manchester City’s 5-3 win against Monaco; UEFA.com’s Simon Hart picks apart the game and finds hope for the future in the Sky Blues’ performance.

Atlético profit from bold approach in LeverkusenUEFA
Atlético Madrid’s vibrant, attacking performance in defeating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 shows they had learned from their last visit to the BayArena, writes team reporter Joe Walker.

Liverpool FC in £50m move from Melwood training ground BBC
Liverpool Football Club are planning to move their training ground as part of a £50m project to redevelop their academy site.

Wayne Rooney set to leave Manchester United in summer if first-team absence continues The Guardian
Wayne Rooney is highly unlikely to leave Manchester United next week and has been left surprised by José Mourinho’s claim he could do so, though the striker is set to depart the club in the summer.

Football betting: 53 reports received by Gambling Commission is ‘tip of iceberg’BBC Sport
New figures showing that 53 footballers have been reported over potential breaches of betting rules are the “tip of the iceberg”, says a sport integrity expert.

AFC Champions League Review: Misery for history-making Yuen-ting, Ramires boosts JiangsuFour Four Two
Gamba Osaka, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao and Jiangsu Suning were the winners in Wednesday’s AFC Champions League action.

China plans 50,000 new football academies by 2025ESPN FC
China plans to have 50,000 football academies by 2025 as part of an ambitious blueprint to grow into a football superpower.

Chinese investors on verge of completing €740m AC Milan buy Inside World Football
The long awaited completion of the sale of Italy’s AC Milan to a group of Chinese investors looks now to be set for March 3.

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