BC Soccer News, Wednesday, May 9, 2018




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Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Houston Dynamo | 2018 MLS Match PreviewMLS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC welcome a return to BC Place after suffering their third consecutive road loss, falling to Minnesota United FC, 1-0, on Saturday, while the Houston Dynamo won for the second time in three games, defeating the LA Galaxy, 3-2, at home Saturday night.

Whitecaps have some goals in mind, they just need them going into netsVancouver Sun
There were 10 different countries represented in the Vancouver Whitecaps’ starting lineup last week. Canadians, Kiwis, Americans, Africans, South Americans … but no Finnish.

Vancouver’s Ghazal awaiting World Cup chance of a lifetimeRed Nation Online
Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Aly Ghazal is awaiting a decision that could bring the chance of a lifetime. The 26 year-old box to box tackling machine will soon learn whether or not he will represent Egypt at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Russell Teibert Q&A: ‘The city, club, and fans have really taken me in as one of their own’Whitecaps FC
Russell Teibert sits down for a Q&A.

Ryan Reynolds reiterates love for hometown Vancouver Whitecaps FCMLS
One of the perks of being a Hollywood star is getting to go to cool places and picking up swag. That happened this week for Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds at Real Madrid, who was feted at the Spanish giant’s home alongside co-star Josh Brolin. But while he was grateful for the gift, he also added the team of his heart continues to be his hometown side, Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Houston Dynamo counting on Tomás Martínez to unlock opposing defensesHouston Dynamo
Tomás Martínez caught Wilmer Cabrera’s eye at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Now the Argentine playmaker is an integral part of the Colombian coach’s lineup as the Houston Dynamo aim for a repeat trip to the postseason.

Is TSN 1040’s Vancouver Whitecaps away-game coverage really live?Georgia Straight
In 2017 it stopped sending its broadcast team on the road to cover the ‘Caps, except for matches against big Cascadia rivals Seattle and Portland, both of which are conveniently—and less expensively—just a few hours’ drive down the I-5.

MLS midweek preview: Atlanta, Sporting KC clash, TFC faces SoundersNBC Sports
Only a select few teams will be in action on Wednesday night, but MLS’ slate of matches are sure to be an exciting bunch.

Toronto FC recalls its perfect night as Seattle Sounders return to BMO FieldPro Soccer USA
Toronto FC just needed a win. Any win. On Dec. 9, 2017, the season that brought the Canadian Championship, the Supporters’ Shield and the Eastern Conference title to BMO Field came to an end. But the trophy TFC wanted above all — the MLS Cup — was on the line.

TFC’s Jozy Altidore out a month or more after foot surgeryThe Star
Toronto FC will be without Jozy Altidore for four to six weeks after the American striker underwent foot surgery Tuesday.

Approaching historic milestone, Sebastian Giovinco’s negotiation tactics are well underway at Toronto FCEdmonton Journal
Giovinco doesn’t deserve a second five-year mega-deal totaling roughly $45 million. But the best and most productive player in Major League Soccer history has every right to put his hand out and, like Dwayne De Rosario before him, sign fake cheques – especially after how he performed on CONCACAF’s biggest stage.

Sporting Kansas City’s home dominance. It is enough?The Blue Testament
Sporting Kansas City leads Major League Soccer’s Western Conference with 20 points from a 6-2-2 record in 10 matches. Though Los Angeles Football Club lingers back four points with two games in hand, Sporting Kansas City is the Western Conference kingpin.

Impact visits Chicago Fire on Wednesday nightMontreal Impact
he Montreal Impact will continue its busy week with a second game in five days, this Wednesday at 4:30pm PDT against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park.

Portland Timbers release mockumentary on Seattle Sounders rivalryMLS
Last week, the Seattle Sounders revealed their commemoration of the 100th meeting all-time against their biggest rival, the Portland Timbers, and this week the Timbers answered back with their own look back at the rivalry.

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Hat-trick heroes Gant and Soolsma set up a FVSL v VMSL BC Provincial A Cup finalAFTN
Langley United’s Brayden Gant and BCT Rovers Tigers United’s Nick Soolsma were the hat-trick heroes this past weekend, firing their respective team’s into Sunday’s BC Provincial A Cup final and ensuring a Fraser Valley Soccer League (FVSL) versus Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) match up for the second straight season.

Less stress, more fun: South Delta initiative aims to keep kids playing soccer and hockeyCBC
The hope is that co-ordinated schedules will lead to less family angst and higher participation rates.

Provincial championship run ends for Powell River VillaPowell River Peak
Defensive lapses and losing one-on-one battles costs team in semi-final match, says coach.

Tolko U13s pump up offenceVernon Morning Star
Vernon Tolko United Under 13 boys put their offence on notice in the Thompson Okanagan Rep Soccer League last weekend.

2018 BC Adult Provincial Championships Schedule & ResultsBCSA
Schedules, Brackets & Results for the 2018 BC Provincial Championships.

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 saleVictoria Highlanders
Spend your summer with the PDL Highlanders at Centennial Stadium for only $75.

Canada’s College ID Camps set for Shawnigan Lake & Kingston, OntarioCanada 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.

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.

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.

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!

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 SyndicationBC Soccer Web
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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.


The Canadian soccer star spurned by a men’s league: ‘It’s my gender – that’s it’The Guardian
Stephanie Labbé, an Olympic medallist, qualified for a men’s team before the league rejected her – but she hasn’t given up the fight.

Candace Chapman of Ajax inducted into Canada Soccer Hall of FameAjax News Observer
Candace Chapman of Ajax has become the first member of Canada’s 2012 Olympic bronze-medal team to be inducted into the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame.

Canada Soccer celebrates 2018 award winnersCSA
The 2018 Canada Soccer awards were celebrated on Saturday 5 May in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories after the Annual Meeting of the Members.

Editorial: Spruce Meadows scores a goooal!Calgary Sun
What do you get when the world’s “beautiful game” combines with the world’s greatest show jumping facility? Guess you’re about to find out, Calgary.

Foothills FC ready to host a beautyWestern Wheel
The beautiful game will be downright explosive when Foothills FC hosts its home-opener this week.

Once in a lifetime opportunity for Oshawa Turul XtremeOshawa Express
Earlier this spring players and team management were shocked to learn all 16 members of the team had been offered scholarships by Algoma University in Sault St. Marie.

MacDougall brings speed to Hurricanes women’s soccer team’s lineupJournal Pioneer
Bethany MacDougall will be wearing the maroon, black and white of the Holland College Hurricanes this fall when she joins the women’s soccer team.

Two Busy Weekends in Yellowknife Wrap Up with end of Super SoccerCKLB
NWT Super Soccer has now officially wrapped up with this past weekend seeing high school aged competitors facing off at Yellowknife’s field house and St. Pat’s gym.

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Penn Grabs Late Winner Against TorontoUSL
Miguel Jaime scored a late winner for Penn FC in a 1-0 victory against Toronto FC II on Wednesday afternoon as Toronto welcomed a club-record, sellout crowd of 4,100 to Monarch Park Stadium.

Cubs owner Ricketts purchases majority ownership of Chicago USL teamSBI
Chicago’s upcoming USL team is beginning to look very, very serious.

Toros travel to Fresno today before facing SAFC on SaturdayDynamo Theory
RGVFC plays another Wednesday match today, then the first South Texas Derby of the season on Saturday.

Eastern Conf. Notebook: Louisville ‘Frustrated’ after Indy LossUSL
Louisville City FC made it deeper into a season than in its previous three before suffering its first loss this past Saturday, but the manner of the 1-0 defeat to Indy Eleven at Lucas Oil Stadium was disappointing for Head Coach James O’Connor as the side slid to second place in the USL’s Eastern Conference standings to open the second quarter of the season.

Sources: FC Motown to sign former Trinidad international Julius JamesNBC Sports
FC Motown has been busy in 2018, adding notable names like Dilly Duka and Hunter Freeman into the fold ahead of their inaugural NPSL season, and the club isn’t done just yet.

U.S. Open Cup: Rey Ortiz leads Portland Timbers U23 to historic winSoccer America
The 2018 U.S. Open Cup moves into full swing on Wednesday when 25 first-round games will be played. They follow three play-in games played on Sunday, and Tuesday’s first-round game won by Portland Timbers U23.

The Future of Cashman Field? Pro SoccerBallpark Digest
The Las Vegas 51s (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) will be moving to a new Summerlin ballpark in 2019, leaving the team’s long-time home, Cashman Field. So what will happen to the downtown facility? Its future lies in pro soccer.


Houston Dash bring back familiar face in trade with North Carolina CourageDynamo Theory
The Houston Dash announced on Wednesday that they had traded their 2019 first round draft pick to the North Carolina Courage for defender Allysha Chapman and two second round draft picks in the 2019 draft.

NWSL Preview: Five Westfield Matildas set for midweek actionFFA
Bragging rights will be on the line for five Westfield Matildas when the National Women’s Soccer League continues.

Alyssa Naeher’s game for the agesThe Equalizer
In the 17th minute of a 1-1 draw, North Carolina Courage’s McCall Zerboni cracked a left-footed shot from 25 yards. Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher launched herself to her left with full extension and with both hands parried the ball wide of the goal. The save was undoubtedly one of the best of the six-week old NWSL season and worthy of the highlight reel of even a top international keeper like Naeher. But as the day wore on, she made two more that may have been even better.

#SBSSWPL 2018 Preview – 08-09/05/18Scottish WPL
Fresh from defeat to Hibernian, Stirling University will look to bounce back and climb up the table. Their loss on Sunday left them seventh, just two points from bottom. On the other hand, they’re only six points from third. This is only their second home game of the season with their last home match a convicing 3-0 win over Hamilton. They’ll look for a similar performance again.

Football coach’s ‘sublime’ moment of presenting SSE Women’s FA CupEaling Times
It’s been a whirlwind two weeks for Formby’s Tina Hamilton.

Frappart looking forward to officiating on home soilFIFA
Top French referee Stephanie Frappart is one of the 15 female match officials, who will officiate games at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 in August. She is looking forward to refereeing in her home country and to showing the world how excited France is to celebrate women’s football at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup this year, and of course next year, at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.

QNET take Man City Women’s sleeve in WSL firstInside World Football
Manchester City Women have become the first team in the Women’s Super League to sign a sleeve sponsor with Asian firm QNET taking the branding position and becoming the official direct selling partner of the women’s team.

Football Association condemns transphobic leaflets handed to fans at women’s FA Cup finalPink News
The Football Association has condemned anti-transgender leaflets that were distributed at the women’s FA Cup final over the weekend, and the incident has now been reported to the police.

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Paris St-Germain seals another domestic trebleBBC Sport
Paris St-Germain sealed another domestic treble, but were made to work hard by third division Les Herbiers for victory in the French Cup final.

Southampton earn crucial win at Swansea; West Brom relegatedSportsnet
West Bromwich Albion was relegated from the Premier League on Tuesday after Southampton beat Swansea 1-0 to leave the Welsh club facing an uphill task to preserve its seven-year stay in the top flight.

Premier League Weds. preview: Top Four, relegation implicationsNBC Sports
The penultimate steps in the relegation and Top Four races arrive Wednesday in a quartet of make-up games.

Germany captain Neuer running out of time for World CupSportsnet
Germany captain Manuel Neuer will not play in Bayern Munich’s final Bundesliga game, putting his World Cup participation in doubt after missing most of the season with a hairline fracture in his left foot.

Fulham lead march of heavyweights in £200m Championship play-offsThe Guardian
Slavisa Jokanovic’s men have history on their side but there are reasons to believe for Middlesbrough, Derby and Aston Villa.

England’s golden ageUEFA
Seven months after England lifted the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, coach Steve Cooper is calling on his current crop to build on that success.

AFC Champions League Review: Elkeson grabs lifeline for Shanghai SIPGFour Four Two
Kashima Antlers and Ulsan Hyundai claimed first-leg home wins in the last 16 of the AFC Champions League on Wednesday.

CAF Launches Match Command CentreAll Africa
Equipped with the latest technology, it will serve as a hub for the CAF Administration to liaise and exchange information with operational staff during matches such as General Coordinator, Match Commissioners, Referees, Media Officers, Marketing Officers, Security Officers etc to ensure quality and incident free broadcast of games.

Man United ‘very, very positive’ about Ferguson, Mourinho saysSportsnet
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the club is “very, very positive” about the condition of Alex Ferguson, who underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage over the weekend.

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