BC Soccer News, Wednesday, June 1, 2016



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Preview: Young ‘Caps begin defence of Voyageurs Cup Wednesday in OttawaWhitecaps FC
After 13 years of heartbreak, Vancouver Whitecaps FC won their first-ever Voyageurs Cup as the top team in Canada in 2015.

Fury relish opportunity against WhitecapsOttawa Sun
It was, admittedly, a little tough to determine whether members of Ottawa Fury FC were trying to ensure everyone knew they were the underdogs going into the Amway Canadian Championship soccer semifinal or perhaps hoping the Vancouver Whitecaps wouldn’t notice.

Match Preview: Ottawa Fury v Vancouver Whitecaps – Defending the Cup AFTN
Vancouver Whitecaps defence of the Voyageurs Cup begins today! It is the classic David vs Goliath story, sort of. A MLS side vs a NASL side to decide who gets to the Canadian Championship Final. Vancouver Whitecaps head to face Ottawa Fury for the first time ever and they only have one thing on their mind – defending the Cup.

Amway Semi-Final Preview: Fury vs Caps Eighty-Six Forever
One major change to the competition this year: the 3 MLS teams will be allowed to use players from their USL affiliate, meaning I expect to see a number of WFC2 regulars on Wednesday.

Whitecaps’ Davies about to become the youngest player to play in the ACC The Province
On Wednesday night, Whitecaps striker Alphonso Davies will become the youngest player to play in the 15-year history of the Canadian championship — and by a fair margin.

Ottawa Fury FC will take to the pitch at TD Place on Wednesday night for the biggest match in club history as Paul Dalglish’s side hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semi-final.

Capital connections: The ties that bond Whitecaps FC and Ottawa Fury FC – Whitecaps FC
For the first time in their history, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Ottawa Fury FC will be facing each other in the Amway Canadian Championship semifinal. But, this isn’t just the first meeting in the Canadian Championship – this is their first meeting ever.

Montreal Impact aim to conquer CanadaCBC
There is only one way into the CONCACAF Champions League for Canadian soccer teams, and it’s by winning the Canadian Championship. The tournament begins tonight with the Montreal Impact squaring off against Toronto FC in the first leg of the semifinals

Sebastian Giovinco in doubt, Toronto FC seeks Canadian Championship trophy MLS
Absence makes the heart grow fonder; familiarity breeds contempt. Wednesday night will be an evening of such contrasting tones when Toronto FC face the Montreal Impact in the first leg of the semifinals of the 2016 Amway Canadian Championship at BMO Field.

TFC looking for payback vs. Impact in Voyageurs Cup Sportsnet
The memory of what happened in the semi-finals of last year’s Amway Canadian Championship still burns Jay Chapman.

Impact coach Mauro Biello shuffles lineup for Canadian Championship opener in TorontoMontreal Gazette
The Montreal Impact doesn’t play another MLS game until June 18, but coach Mauro Biello said his team is geared up for the semifinal of the Amway Canadian Championship, which opens Wednesday when the Impact travels to Toronto for the first game of a two-game, total-goal series against TFC.

Centre back Christian Dean undergoes successful right knee surgery Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today that 23-year-old centre back Christian Dean underwent successful surgery on Tuesday for a lateral meniscus tear on his right knee.

MLS Week 14 preview: Texas Derby, more Empire of Soccer
Copa America kicks off Friday night, but Major League Soccer is squeezing in a few more matches before taking a break for the tournament. There are five midweek matches scheduled across Wednesday and Thursday night. In addition, all three of the league’s Canadian teams will be in action in the semifinals of the Voyageurs’ Cup.

MLS Countdown: Timbers seek second helping of revenge Soccer America
Portland’s stumble out of the gate as defending champion started in San Jose, and on Wednesday it gets another chance to atone at home. Both teams are missing key players away on international duty for the Copa Centenario.

DC United vs. Seattle Sounders | MLS Match Preview MLS
D.C. United and Seattle Sounders FC meet for the only time this season in league play in an East-West clash when the clubs face off Wednesday evening at RFK Stadium. United return home sitting right in the middle of the Eastern Conference table following their 1-0 victory at Sporting Kansas City last Friday. Sounders FC opened their three-game East Coast swing by seeing their losing slide extended to three games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the New England Revolution last Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Sounders must recover quickly for DC United clash Prost Amerika
Some days soccer is a just game. Other days it’s a cruel one, as the Seattle Sounders experienced in their 2-1 loss at New England on Saturday.

‘It’s only working for the white kids’: American soccer’s diversity problem The Guardian
Football is the world’s great democratic game. But in the US success is often determined by the wealth of a player’s parents.

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Trinity Western University announced this afternoon that after a lengthy tenure, Murray Hall will step down as the director of athletics for the TWU Spartans.

WolfPack Women’s Soccer Signs Core Of KYSA Rep TeamTRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer program has had a rich tradition of cultivating the local minor soccer program. That tradition will continue as the team prepares for its 2016-17 Canada West season.

KYSA round-up, May 31Kamloops This Week
The Kamloops Blaze picked up a 3-0 victory in under-14 girls’ action on the weekend, defeating hometown Vernon United in a contest on Sunday.

Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference – June 3-5 at SFU BC Soccer Web
The Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference is back for its second year. Learn from some of the best coaches in the game. This year’s conference features speakers from Arsenal, Leicester City, Southampton, the English FA and more. Register now!

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
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.

Victoria Highlanders 2016 Season Tickets Now Available Select Your Seats
The Victoria Highlanders are ready to return to the PDL for 2016. BC Soccer Web encourages all soccer fans on Vancouver Island to get behind their team. Season tickets are now on sale and extremely affordable. Support Local Soccer!

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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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.

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Marcus Haber and Canada Ready for Final Stepping Stone Ahead of September Qualifiers Waking the Red
Canada is currently in camp in Austria preparing for a pair of friendlies against Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan.

FC Edmonton Academy recently concluded the busiest month of the year, opening the Edmonton District Soccer Academy (EDSA) Premier Men’s soccer season and travelling across the country to Toronto, Ontario to compete in the Umbro Top Rated Invitational Soccer College Showcase.







U.S. Open Cup: NASL-USL battle resumes Soccer America
Nine NASL-USL meetings, including the first meeting between Oklahoma City rivals Rayo OKC and Energy FC, highlight the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

The US Open Cup: The Most Wonderful Time Of The (US Club Soccer) YearMidfield Press
The United States of America is a sprawling country. In terms of landmass, it is only slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. So when our top three professional soccer leagues feature 17 teams, 10 teams and 26 US-based teams respectively, it does not even scratch the surface of soccer communities in this country.

Queens Bound: NASL’s Puerto Rico FC to Host Puerto Rican Nat’l Team in NYC Empire of Soccer
New Yorkers will get an early look at New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony’s North American Soccer League expansion team Puerto Rico FC next week. The celebrity owner announced today that his club will host the Puerto Rican national team in a friendly on June 11 at Belson Stadium in Queens, New York.

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Understanding USSF’s response to the USWNT wage complaint Stars & Stripes FC
As the back-and-forth between the representatives of the US Women’s National Team and US Soccer continues, USSF has filed a response to the WNT’s wage disparity complaint and asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to dismiss the WNT’s claims.

VIDEO: Off the Post goes Grassroots – Motor City FC vs Steel City FC Midfield Press
In the latest episode of the grassroots series, Jake heads to Detroit to meet up with DJ to watch the WPSL Motor City FC home opener vs Pittsburgh’s Steel City FC. After the match, they catch up with Steel City FC founder Steph Harrison and Motor City FC’s head coach Aaron Byrd.

Demi’s character shines through after World Cup setbackThe FA
It speaks volumes of Demi Stokes’s attitude that since missing out on the England squad for last year’s World Cup, only two players have made more appearances for the Lionesses.

The Door Quietly Shuts for the Last 99er Midfield Press
For the first time since 2000 it looks as if there will be no member of the 1999 World Cup winning team representing the United States at the Olympics. Christie Rampone ruled herself out of the latest USWNT camp, and with her the door moves ever closer to being shut on the famed team that found World Cup glory on American soil.







Copa America Group A preview: USA, Colombia headline balanced groupGoal
The U.S. national team is playing on home turf, but Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay offer imposing opposition.

Chile, USA trail favourites Argentina, Brazil on Copa America odds Sportsnet
With just one win in their past four matches, defending champion Chile faces a tough road as they enter this month’s Copa America Centenario at +700 odds to win the tournament at sportsbooks.

Argentina hit hard by injuries days before Copa America SBI
Just days before the Copa America Centenario begins, one of the tournaments top contenders is suffering greatly from the injury bug.

Argentina threat to pull out of Copa America Centenario is withdrawn Inside World Football
Argentina will be playing in the Copa Centenario this month after the federation withdrew a threat that it will pull its team out in protest against government intervention in the running of the country’s football association. Argentina FA (AFA) president Luis Segura, speaking in Buenos Aires, said that the team would remain in its California training base and would not be flying home.

Copa from the Car: A field guide to the ultimate Copa America road tripMLS
Like the actual Copa America Centenario, which will see the two finalists play six games in roughly three weeks, this trip is both a marathon and a sprint. So load up your phone with music, podcasts and books on tape, grab a driving buddy and stock up on the caffeine.

Copa America clarifies extra time rules and more SBI
During the knockout rounds, with the exception of the final, all matches will go directly to a penalty shootout instead of holding the regular 30-minute extra time. The final’s format will remain the same as previous years, with two 15-minute halves in place to determine a winner. In the event that the final is still tied, then penalty kicks will decide the champion.

New system could help USA enjoy strong Copa AmericaGoal
The 4-3-3 formation Jurgen Klinsmann appears to be favoring just might help the U.S. shine at the Copa America Centenario.

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Mexican football player’s relative ordered kidnapping: official Yahoo Sports
Mexican authorities arrested a man married to a cousin of football star Alan Pulido, accusing the suspect of ordering the player’s high-profile kidnapping over the weekend.

EURO 2016 – The Complete Guide to Every Team The Guardian
Profiles of all 24 teams and 552 players, including tactics, caps, goals, hobbies, tattoos and much more.

Benzema accuses Deschamps of bowing to racist pressure Sportsnet
Karim Benzema has accused Didier Deschamps of giving in to pressure from racists when the France coach decided not to include him in the squad for the European Championship.

Euro 2016: Premier League has largest representation in FranceBBC Sport
The Premier League will provide nearly 20% of the players at Euro 2016 – more than any other league.

England ‘gambling’ with Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge – Alan Shearer ESPN FC
Alan Shearer thinks Roy Hodgson hasn’t learned from past mistakes after the England coach named Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere to the European Championship instead of Andros Townsend or Danny Drinkwater.

Roy Keane ‘wanted to kill’ Republic of Ireland players after Belarus defeat – The Guardian
Roy Keane has claimed that he and Martin O’Neill “wanted to kill” some of the Republic of Ireland players following their 2-1 defeat against Belarus in Cork on Tuesday.

Ancelotti: I won’t tear up Guardiola’s blueprint at BayernGoal
The former Real Madrid boss insists he is aiming for evolution, rather than revolution, with the Bavarians and says he will seek advice from his departing counterpart.

Rusty India face Laos in AFC Asian Cup playoffESPN FC
India and Laos will begin a fresh quest towards the AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers when they meet in the first leg of their round one playoff in Vientiane’s National Stadium. This will be the first meeting between the two countries in a FIFA international.

Muslim youngsters’ football club builds bridges and puts a smile on people’s faces The Guardian
AHF, a Blackburn juniors club, has been recognised by the FA for its links with the wider community and encouraging parents on the touchline to remain positive.

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