PORTLAND TIMBERS vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
MLS MATCHDAY #14
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016, 1:30 PM
PROVIDENCE PARK, PORTLAND, OR.
Cascadia Cup Standings: ‘Caps look to take stranglehold Sunday in Portland – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC will look to take a stranglehold in the 2016 Cascadia Cup standings on Sunday afternoon when they visit Portland Timbers at Providence Park (1:30 p.m. PT on TSN1).
Vancouver Whitecaps full of holes despite streak – 24 Hours
Vancouver Whitecaps FC had a stellar week. It wasn’t perfect, considering Masato Kudo has been knocked out of commission, but overall, it was pretty darn good. In all, the Whitecaps played three matches and collected all the points available – nine in total – but more importantly they were consistent through it and got big performances from various players.
PRO announces referee assignments for Week 12 of MLS season – MLS
Kevin Stott has been assigned to Sunday’s Vancouver Whitecaps match in Portland.
Giovani Dos Santos declines Mexico call-up to Copa America Centenario – MLS
Given his recent run of form in MLS – five goals and five assists in his last five league matches – many expected it to be a formality that Giovani Dos Santos would be called up to the Mexican national team for the 2016 Copa America Centenario. He was. Dos Santos said “no.”
MLS Week 12 preview: Rivalry Week returns – Empire of Soccer
It’s Rivalry Week in Major League Soccer, which means high profile matches between longtime and newfound rivals. Teams with less fortunate geographic circumstances are also playing.
Time for Toronto FC to Ask Some Serious Questions about Jozy Altidore’s Future – Waking the Red
Jozy Altidore has been under the microscope ever since he first pulled on a Toronto FC uniform. It comes with the territory, designated players in Major League Soccer are always going to be under more scrutiny than their teammates. Their pay grade, especially Altidore’s, demands that they are superstars and anything short of that is a disappointment.
Toronto FC vs. New York City FC | MLS Match Preview – MLS
A mouthwatering prospect is in store as two of the brighter teams in Major League Soccer meet in a key Eastern Conference clash as Toronto FC play host to New York City FC at BMO Field on Wednesday evening.
TFC coach Vanney: ‘We have the depth to get through this’ – Sportsnet
And so life begins for Toronto FC without Jozy Altidore. TFC will play the first of many games without the injured American forward on Wednesday night when they host New York City FC, kicking off a stretch of the Major League Soccer season that will seriously test the club’s depth and character.
NYCFC slash Red Bull supporters’ ticket allotment due to behavioral issues – Empire of Soccer
This weekend’s Hudson River Derby match at Yankee Stadium will have a much smaller red section than last year’s installment. In conversations with leaders of the South Ward, as well as league contacts, EoS has learned the New York Red Bulls traveling support will suffer a 50% reduction in available seats for this year’s first New York City FC match at Yankee Stadium due to “behavioral issues.”
New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire | MLS Match Preview – MLS
A pair of clubs aiming to begin making a charge up the Eastern Conference table meet when the New York Red Bulls play host to the Chicago Fire on Wednesday evening at Red Bull Arena.
Preview: Toronto FC vs. New York City FC – Waking the Red
In the life of a TFC fan, there is only one sure thing: It has to end some time. TFC’s loss to Vancouver shouldn’t be viewed with alarm, though a few things did happen that are worth mentioning.
Word “tifo” absent from Sounders FC latest Delta release; Frei addresses controversy – Prost Amerika
Around 2 hours after the posting of this article, Sounders FC also removed the word “tifo”from the club website. That confirms that there has been a deliberate policy to shy away from calling the airline advert tifo, in response to fan criticism.
BC SOCCER NEWS
PHOTOS: BC PROVINCIAL CUP WOMEN’S A FINAL: Richmond FC 4 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 15, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Monique Lamoureux’s Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web.
Comeback victory gives Pegasus FC their first BC Provincial A Cup title in five years – AFTN
2011 was a year to remember for Pegasus FC. The Surrey based side won the BC Provincial A Cup title before narrowly losing out at the Nationals, going down 2-0 to HUSA Alumni in the Challenge Cup final.
SOCCER: Surrey Pegasus FC set to fly to nationals after B.C. Cup win (video) – Surrey Now
Chetan “C.J.” Jhooty scored twice to lift Surrey Pegasus FC to a provincial soccer title on Saturday (May 14). The Newton-based Premier division team beat Coquitlam Metro Ford Wolves 2-1 on the pitch in Langford, on Vancouver Island.
PHOTO GALLERY: BC PROVINCIAL CUP MEN’S A FINAL: Surrey Pegasus 2 Coquitlam Metro Ford Wolves 1, May 14, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Monique Lamoureux’s exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web .
Quick fire Campo Atletico win their second BC Provincial B Cup title – AFTN
The BC Provincial Cup Finals weekend kicked off at Westhills Stadium in Langford on Saturday morning with what looked on paper to be a tasty B Cup clash between VMSL rivals Campo Atletico and Rino’s Fury.
Dramatic stoppage time winner seals BC Provincial Masters title for Coquitlam Metro-Ford PCE – AFTN
Coquitlam Metro-Ford PCE fought back from a goal down to hit a stoppage time winner and lift the Deryl Hughes Cup against Croatia SC in Saturday’s BC Provincial Masters final.
Guildford FC round off excellent season with another BC Provincial U21 crown – AFTN
Guildford FC certainly seem to be a local club with a lot going for them right now. Their adult side comfortably won last season’s BC Provincial B Cup, along with promotion from VMSL Division 2. This year they made a strong push for promotion to the VMSL Premier, losing only two Division 1 games all year, but ultimately finishing fourth.
TSS FC Girls Head to University –TSS Academy
With the 5th season of TSS FC coming to its conclusion, the grade 12 girls from TSS FC Black are now preparing for university level soccer. A number of players will be travelling to Ontario next fall to begin the next chapter in their soccer lives. Others will be remaining in BC to compete in the CIS CanWest division.
38th ANNUAL KYSA SLURPEE CUP – MAY 21/22/23, 2016 – KYSA
The 38th annual edition of the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association’s flagship tournament––the Slurpee Cup––will see 160 teams competing in the longest running youth soccer tournament in the interior of the province.
SFU Assistant Coach Anna Picarelli Headed To Pepperdine Hall Of Fame – SFU
Simon Fraser University women’s soccer assistant coach Anna Picarelli, one of the all-time greats at Pepperdine University, will be inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame this fall.
KYSA round-up to May 15, 2016 – Kamloops This Week
Avery Gilbert (left) found the net for the under-16 Kamloops Blaze girls on the weekend in Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League play.
Kamloops kids bolster TOFC soccer squads – Kamloops This Week
Players from Kamloops factored into Thompson Okanagan FC matches against the Vancouver Island Wave in EA Sports B.C. Soccer Premier League action in Cloverdale on the weekend.
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 before April 30 for early bird pricing.
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.
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
Donate to the Canadian Red Cross to help those impacted by the Alberta Wildfires– BC Soccer Web
The Canadian Red Cross is the most reliable organization assisting people who are fleeing the wildfires in Fort McMurray and beyond. Please donate. All individual donations are being matched by the Government of Canada.
Fury FC poised to advance at Canadian championship – Ottawa Citizen
Heading into Wednesday night’s second leg of its two-game, total-goal series in the Amway Canadian championship with a 3-0 edge on its opponent — FC Edmonton — the Ottawa side plans to attack. The stakes are big: The winner gets a two-game series against MLS side, the Vancouver Whitecaps … and the prizes keeps getting bigger from there.
FC Edmonton using full arsenal against Ottawa Fury in Amway Canadian Championship return leg – Edmonton Journal
Despite pulling within two points from the top of the North American Soccer League Spring Season standings and hosting the co-leading Carolina RailHawks on Sunday, FC Edmonton are deploying all their resources Wednesday in Ottawa, intent on reversing a 3-0 first-leg deficit in the Amway Canadian Championship.
Creative Solutions to the Goal Scoring Deficit – Mount Royal Soccer
The Canadian Men’s National Team has a serious problem. In the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Canada failed to score a single goal. In our most recent matches with Mexico, Canada also failed to score. With a place at the CONCACAF Hexagonal on the line, head coach Benito Floro should turn to overlooked players who have goal scoring experience at the international level.
Durham spoils League1 Ontario soccer home opener for Aurora United women – Aurora Banner
Laura Gosse scored goals in each half as Durham United FA blanked Aurora United FC 2-0 in League1 Ontario women’s soccer action Saturday night at Sheppard’s Bush.
Mississauga’s Sigma FC a perfect 3-0 in League1 soccer – Mississauga News
Sigma FC remains undefeated in the League1 Ontario soccer season following Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Toronto’s Sanjaxx Lions at the Hershey Centre.
WFC2, USL & NASL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
PORTLAND TIMBERS 2 vs. WFC2
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 7:30 PM
PROVIDENCE PARK, PORTLAND, OR.
Alphonso Davies, Kyle Greig selected to USL Team of the Week after record-setting performances – Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 attacking duo Alphonso Davies and Kyle Greig were named to the USL Team of the Week after each had record-setting performances over the weekend, the league announced on Tuesday.
Whitecaps FC 2 squad moves into top spot in the West – Prost Amerika
The good times keep rolling for Alan Koch and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2. With first place at stake the first place in the Western Conference on the line the Caps pulled out a 4-3 win over Los Angeles Galaxy II in front 2,778 fans at Thunderbird Stadium.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers: Where Did It All Go Wrong? – Midfield Press
While the Strikers have the privilege of being one of a few North American soccer teams that can market off a nostalgic 70’s/80’s brand, it seems as though they could soon drown in the slowly flooding Florida soccer market if they don’t right their ship and quickly rebuild their support in the community. This article hopes to address some issues at the Florida club and focus on where they are going wrong, in hopes that one of the NASL’s most recognizable names doesn’t soon disappear.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
NWSL fines Seattle Reign for criticizing referee – Equalizer
Seattle Reign FC was fined an undisclosed amount, the National Women’s Soccer League announced on Tuesday, for comments critical of match officials.
Spence pleased with complete Everton display in Villa win – FA WSL
A goal in each half from Michelle Hinnigan and Ellie Stewart saw them home, with the three points enough to take them to the top of FA Women’s Super League 2, ahead of Bristol City on goal difference.
It’s all to play for – Continental Tyres WNL
As they prepare to meet in the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Play-Off, both Shelbourne Ladies and Wexford Youths WFC know exactly what is at stake.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Klopp and Liverpool smile with the rising sun as they target Europa League glory – Goal
The 48-year-old was convinced the Reds could rescue a broken season under his tutelage, and seven months later, he has the chance to return them to the Champions League.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: ‘Perfect moment’ to play Europa League final – ESPN FC
Klopp took charge of Liverpool in October and, despite mixed results and performances, there has been evidence of steady improvement and he could win his first trophy with the Reds in Basel.
2016 Copa America Centenario: Squads named for all 16 teams – ESPN FC
All 16 national teams competing at the Copa America Centenario in the United States in June have accounced 40-man provisional squads. Final, 23-man rosters must be submitted by May 20.
Manchester City’s Martin Demichelis fined for betting misconduct by FA – ESPN FC
Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been fined £22,058 after accepting a charge of misconduct in relation to betting, the Football Association (FA) has announced.
John Terry signs new contract at Chelsea for 2016-17 season – ESPN FC
Terry had said he expected to leave Stamford Bridge with his previous deal due to expire in the summer. However, after months of speculation that this season could be his last at the club, the 35-year-old has decided to accept the late offer of a new deal for the 2016-17 season after a meeting with director Marina Granovskaia and chairman Bruce Buck.
Aston Villa: £60m deal for club could be done by end of week – BBC Sport
Relegated Aston Villa could be sold to a Chinese businessman by the end of this week for as little as £60m.
Secretive England turn down chance to train at Euro 2016 stadiums – The Guardian
Roy Hodgson’s determination to ensure England’s pre-match training sessions at Euro 2016 are not watched by spies from rival camps means he will spurn the chance to train at match venues on the eve of their Group B fixtures.
Prince Ali slams Infantino’s ‘betrayal’ of football that leaves FIFA exposed – Inside World Football
Two-time FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan has angrily condemned Gianni Infantino for a “complete betrayal” of FIFA’s membership following Infantino’s controversial power grab at last week’s Congress in Mexico.
Andrew Warshaw: My reforms by my rules with my ball – Inside World Football
If Infantino hoped to fly out of Mexico with his reputation as the trusted saviour of FIFA enhanced, he achieved the exact opposite following a public relations disaster that raised serious questions about his ego-driven motives and the scope of his quest for authority.
UEFA asks task force to place Kosovo in World Cup qualifying group – Sportsnet
FIFA accepted Kosovo and Gibraltar as members last week and asked UEFA to find spaces in 2018 World Cup qualifying, which starts in September.
UEFA will elect president to replace banned Platini in September – Sportsnet
UEFA will elect a president in September to replace Michel Platini, who was banned by FIFA for accepting a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter.
Premier League social media review: Leicester, Vardy Party, Van Gaal slip & Man Utd’s security blunder – BBC Sport
Tweeting explosions, biting memes and vines looping the exquisite farce of the Premier League soap opera – the twists, turns, highs and lows of the 2015-16 season were captured brilliantly on social media.
Ref Watch: Players Taking Dives – Soccer America
I started refereeing in 1978 and for every game that I officiated in the United States for my first decade or so of refereeing — nearly 2,000 games — I did not see one player take a dive. Certainly, my ability to detect simulation was not as good as it is today as I now have much more experience.
The unlikely journey of Ricardo Zacarias to Club America – ESPN FC
At a nearby coffee shop on a street across from Club America’s training grounds, Ricardo Zacarias recounted how he got to Mexico City. It is the story of how he went from studying to become a physical therapist in New Mexico and was just one year away from getting his associate’s degree before being signed by Mexico’s most decorated club.