VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. ORLANDO CITY SC
MLS MATCHDAY #16
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018, 4:00 PM PDT
BC PLACE, VANCOUVER, B.C.
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Reyna, Techera finally finding their footing, put Whitecaps on solid ground – The Province
Calm, cool, clinical finishes. Slick, sly movement to lose a check and head a ball home. Well-timed runs to volley a back-post cross home.
Fewer than 1,000 tickets remaining for Saturday’s match at BC Place – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Wednesday that fewer than 1,000 tickets remain available for Saturday’s home match against Orlando City SC.
Changing formations pays off for Impact – Montreal Impact
When something isn’t going as planned, new strategies are often adopted. That’s precisely what happened this Saturday for the Montreal Impact, in its game against the Houston Dynamo. Head coach Rémi Garde decided to opt for a 4-2-3-1, a formation the Bleu-blanc-noir hasn’t used since the season began, with Samuel Piette and Saphir Taïder playing the defensive midfielder role in front of the defense.
MLS Week 15: Ranking the games – AJC
Ranking this week’s MLS games from best to worst.
Following ugly loss in Atlanta, Union get back to business with Open Cup win – SBI
Anytime things don’t go the way you planned in a match, you hope it doesn’t lead to further issues as the next match approaches. The Philadelphia Union did not let that happen on Tuesday night as they began their U.S. Open Cup quest.
Friedel blasts New England Revolution’s effort in US Open Cup ouster – MLS
Brad Friedel didn’t pull any punches after watching the New England Revolution crash out of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in a 3-2 fourth round defeat to Louisville City FC Tuesday night.
New York Red Bulls Vs New York City FC: Roster restrictions add spice – MLS Multiplex
On Wednesday, the New York Red Bulls face off against New York City FC for the second year in a row in the fourth round of the 2018 U.S Open Cup. The roster restrictions that are placed on both managers, Jesse Marsch and Patrick Vieira, add a spice to an already saucy tie.
FC Cincinnati fans will make the trip to Columbus Crew game to support #SavetheCrew – The Comeback
This is a remarkable gesture from FC Cincinnati fans to show solidarity to MLS among Ohio soccer fans. The Buckeye state is not going to settle for having one team ripped away in Columbus to be “replaced” by FC Cincinnati. If Don Garber thinks that Crew fans will suddenly become FC Cincinnati fans overnight, he is badly, badly mistaken.
Regrading MLS blockbuster deals of 2018 – Pro Soccer USA
The first transfer window of 2018 came with major blockbuster deals. There were a lot of hot takes on the date of the trades but now that we’re about a third of the way through the season, we have enough data to see which teams may have gotten the upper hand.
D.C. United’s new stadium opens in about five weeks. Here’s a new look at Audi Field. – Washington Post
D.C. United will christen its new, 20,000-capacity stadium, Audi Field, on July 14 against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The venue is located in Southwest Washington, two diagonal blocks from Nationals Park.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Nelson player invited to train with soccer giant Real Madrid – Nelson Star
Cristiano Ronaldo. Gareth Bale. Moss Caney? Caney, a Nelson native, is on his way to the home of the best soccer club in the world after a surprise invite from Adidas to attend a Real Madrid training camp.
Cascadia eliminated after 3-1 loss to Karpatalya – Prost Amerika
Cascadia were eliminated from the ConIFA Cup after losing 1-3 to Karpatlya tonight. The ethnic Hungarian side from Western Ukraine were the strongest opponent Cascadia has faced and dominated the opening exchanges.
PHOTOS: BC Provincial Men’s A Cup: BCT Rovers Tigers Utd. 5, Langley Utd. 2 (XT) – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.
TSS Rovers release Season Tickets for the 2018 season – TSS Rovers
A great summer of soccer is in store at Swangard Stadium with the PDL & WPSL TSS Rovers. Season yickets are only $70.
Victoria Highlanders FC 2018 Season Tickets now on sale – Victoria Highlanders
Spend your summer with the PDL Highlanders at Centennial Stadium for only $75.
Canada’s College ID Camps set for Shawnigan Lake & Kingston, Ontario – Canada College ID Camps
Our purpose is to provide a space where players grade 9-12 can connect with college coaches from all levels in Canada and the USA. We hope to assist in the promotion of youth players into environments which will challenge them academically and athletically after high school.
Becoming a BC Soccer Referee – BCSA
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!
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
Battle of the North kicks off as Canada Soccer opens the expanded 2018 Canadian Championship – CSA
It will be a historic Canadian Championship opening round when AS Blainville faces Oakville Blue Devils this Wednesday 6 June at the Stade Desjardins au Centre Bois-de-Boulogne in Laval. For the first time ever, Canada Soccer’s signature competition will feature champions from leagues in Ontario and Québec in a First Qualifying Round to face professional side Ottawa Fury FC.
Winnipeg’s professional soccer club name, colours expected Wednesday – Global
The president of the Canadian Premier League (CPL) was in Winnipeg Tuesday ahead of a big announcement — the return of professional soccer to Winnipeg.
Canadian Premier League to announce new team in Winnipeg – London Free Press
Canadian Premier League top brass are in Winnipeg ahead of anticipated confirmation that The Peg will house a founding club when the CPL kicks off next year.
Edmonton expected to join new Canadian soccer league – CBC
A video released on social media Tuesday by the Canadian Premier League has kicked up the interest of Edmonton soccer fans.
FC Edmonton to host Friday night street party to announce pro team’s return — as a part of the CanPL – the11.ca
Don’t call it a comeback. We’ve been here for years.
Edmonton’s airport receives low marks in FIFA World Cup evaluation – Global
A spokesperson for the Edmonton International Airport says it was fair for FIFA to question the airport as an “international gateway”.
What if Canada had qualified for the World Cup? The 23-man squad that could have been – SN
With the 2018 World Cup just around the corner and participating nations releasing their rosters ahead of soccer’s biggest tournament, Canadians are left to once again wonder when they are going to get another chance to see their flag among those represented at the quadrennial competition.
Keyano mens and womens soccer names Macky Singh as head coach – Fort McMurray Today
Macky Singh is coming from the soccer programs at Olds College, where he was named the ACAC Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year last year.
L1O Game of the Week: Toronto FC III takes down Aurora – Waking the Red
I saw three League1 Ontario games this weekend but for Waking The Red readers I’ll choose the Toronto FC III game against Aurora FC played at the BMO Training Ground.
‘Beaming’ Humboldt Special Olympics Soccer Team Wins Tournament – Discover Humboldt
It was a bittersweet victory for Terry Zimmerman and the Humboldt Broncos Special Olympics soccer team at the Raiders Prairie Soccer Invitational.
Haines Junction soccer players get back to basics with Soccer Fest – Yukon News
The focus was squarely on fun at the Haines Junction Soccer Fest on May 26. Ranging in age from five to 14, the 27 participants took part in games and activities during the one-day festival at St. Elias Community School in Haines Junction.
USL & LOWER DIVISION NEWS
Tuesday Open Cup Rewind: Revs upset by Louisville, Union roll past Kickers, and more – SBI
The fourth round of the 2018 U.S. Open Cup kicked off on Tuesday with three MLS sides taking on lower-league competition.
Will there be more “Cupsets” in the US Open Cup? Here’s three candidates – MLS
The tournament really kicks into gear tonight with 13 more fourth-round matches, including nine pitting an MLS side against a lower division opponent. Will there be more “Cupsets?” Here’s three prime candidates tonight.
Sounders have promising options at S2 for US Open Cup reinforcements – Sounder at Heart
Thanks to some special roster rules MLS teams can use players from their USL affiliate to help them in the US Open Cup for up to 4 matches each. Seattle Sounders FC used these special short-term loans heavily in the 4th and 5th round of the 2017 Open Cup and it is likely they will do so again for their 2018 4th round matchup against unaffiliated USL side Sacramento Republic FC.
U.S. Open Cup 101: Everything you need to know about the longest-running soccer tournament in America – RSL
Imagine your church league basketball team won its regional tournament and continued to climb the ladder, winning matches against semi-pro teams and maybe even an NBA G League team before facing the Utah Jazz in a nationwide tournament. That’s the reality of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for soccer teams around the country.
Orange County Adds Premier League Veteran – USL
Orange County SC announced on Tuesday the club had signed defender Jos Hooiveld, who brings top-flight experience from clubs such as Celtic FC, Southampton FC and Norwich City FC to his new home.
United Premier Soccer League Announces Alaska Division Expansion with Alaska City FC – UPSL
he United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is excited to announce Alaska City Football Club as a new league member starting with the 2019 Summer Season.
NWSL & WOMEN’S WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Yuki Nagasato named NWSL Player of the Week for Week 10 – Vavel
The Chicago Red Stars’ Yuki Nagasato becomes Player of the Week for week 10.
Royals find a way without stars, continue maturation process – The Equalizer
It was last Friday and the Utah Royals, on the franchise’s first trip to New Jersey, were preparing to face Sky Blue FC the following evening. The team was training at Rutgers, but no team—including Sky Blue—trains on the pitch at Yurcak Field. That one is reserved for game days. But Royals coach Laura Harvey wanted her Icelandic midfielder Gunny Jonsdottir to know what she was in for on game day.
Eniola Aluko signs for Italian champions Juventus – BBC Sport
Former Chelsea forward Eniola Aluko has signed for Italian champions Juventus.
Izzy Christiansen and Jordan Nobbs: Injured pair withdraw from England squad for Russia – BBC Sport
Izzy Christiansen and Jordan Nobbs have withdrawn from England’s squad for Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Russia.
France anticipating women’s showpiece – FIFA
While planning even a day ahead can sometimes be a difficult task, let alone a year, women’s football fans know very well what they will be doing with their time come 7 June next year: watching the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Argentina cancels Israel World Cup friendly after Gaza violence – BBC
Argentina has cancelled a football World Cup warm-up match with Israel, apparently under pressure over Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in Gaza.
Manchester United sign Porto defender Diogo Dalot on five-year contract – The Guardian
Manchester United have announced the signing of the defender Diogo Dalot from Porto on a five-year contract.
Manchester City the World Cup kings, followed by Madrid, Barcelona – ESPN
Manchester City ruled the Premier League in 2017-18 and now they’re taking over the world. ESPN FC has crunched the numbers and Pep Guardiola’s men are out in front with 16 players going to Russia.
PSG: Dani Alves under the knife – Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazil right-back Dani Alves underwent surgery for his anterior cruciate ligament injury in Paris on Tuesday.
Nigeria 0 Czech Republic 1: Super Eagles suffer another World Cup warm-up defeat – Four Four Two
Tomas Kalas scored the only goal of the game, as Nigeria lost their final World Cup warm-up match 1-0 to Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Ex-soccer boss sentenced in Croatia after corruption trial – London Free Press
Former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for embezzlement and tax evasion.
Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar named in Forbes top-earning athletes list – Yahoo Sports
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are three of the footballing stars to have made it into the top 10 of Forbes ranking of the world’s highest-earning athletes.
Premier League clubs soar into profit with record £4.5bn revenues – The Guardian
The first year of the Premier League’s record £8.4bn television deals, combined with financial regulations aimed at preventing the bulk of the money being paid to players and agents, has transformed England’s top 20 clubs overwhelmingly into profit.
Fixing U.S. Soccer requires a repair at the youth level, and here’s how to go about it – Yahoo Sports
It’s been about eight months since the United States men’s national team failed to qualify for the World Cup on a muggy night in Trinidad and Tobago. But the dust has yet to lift on what was assuredly the biggest calamity in the history of the game stateside. Because the full upshot will not be understood for several more years, at least.
Dinamo St. Petersburg vanish after move to Sochi – Futbolgrad
This week Dinamo St. Petersburg have once again vanished off the football map. The issue is again money – though this time it’s ambition with it rather than lack of it that has led to Dinamo’s fourth post-Soviet disappearance. The club’s leadership have just announced that Dinamo are moving 2400 kilometres south to the city of Sochi.
World Cup 2018: England’s Danny Rose ‘numb’ to racial abuse – BBC Sport
England defender Danny Rose says he is “numb” to racial abuse and has “no faith” in football’s authorities to challenge it. The Tottenham left-back, 27, has told his family not to travel to the World Cup in Russia over fears of abuse.
World Cup dream matchups: How and when they can happen – Sportsnet
Every World Cup, there are players who go from unheralded to household, heroes to villains, and the dreaded penalty shootout makes even the most steely-nerved weak in the knees.
Transfer value of every World Cup squad revealed – NBC Sports
This is a very intriguing way to look at the 32 teams who will play at the 2018 World Cup this summer.
Green Card innovation wins fans as Conifa World Cup closes in on final – Inside World Football
Next week’s World Cup in Russia may see the advent of Video Assistant Referees but of potentially just as great significance is the game’s first-ever green card – halfway between a red and a yellow – being used at the Conifa World Football Cup in London.
Reffing helps keep me young – Soccer America
While I continue to grow older, the ages of those playing soccer remains the same. As a referee, I’m in the same boat as teachers in this regard. But it’s more challenging for a soccer ref than a teacher to stay current as the soccer ref must remain physically fit. Yet the training I must do for soccer, such as cardiovascular activities like running and cycling, helps keep me young.
Soccer helps migrants feel at home in World Cup city St Petersburg – Reuters
Far from his native Uzbekistan, labor migrant Rustam Mustafakulov has found a second home in the World Cup host city of St Petersburg, playing soccer with other immigrants from Mali to Turkmenistan.
Common goal: how soccer helped heal the area at the centre of the LA riots – The Guardian
Less than two miles from where Rodney King was attacked by police, a patch of turf has breathed life into a community ravaged by violence.