VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
World Cup Qualifying: Bolaños, Waston lead Costa Rica to 4-0 win over U.S. – Whitecaps FC
This man just can’t stop scoring. For the second straight match, Christian Bolaños had a goal and an assist for Costa Rica as the Ticos cruised to a 4-0 win over the U.S. on Tuesday night in the capital city of San José.
Bolanos: Costa Rica’s Hex rout of US was revenge for Copa Centenario loss – MLS
Bolaños said after the win that he felt, on a personal level, it was revenge for the loss to the USMNT in the Copa América.
Whitecaps’ stability in goal anchors a potential turnaround for 2017 – Red Nation Online
The MLS conference finals will begin next week and as we all know, the Vancouver Whitecaps will be on the outside looking in. Vancouver had a dire season finishing with a 10-15-9 record. Expectations were high and the Whitecaps never managed to meet them. All throughout the season, scoring, defense, discipline and even goalkeeping was not at it’s best.
Sneak peek: Go inside our new state-of-the-art fieldhouse at UBC – Whitecaps FC
Wondering how construction is coming along on the club’s state-of-the-art National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC) fieldhouse at UBC? Then you’re in the right place.
Impact-TFC playoff becomes a must-see event in Montreal – Montreal Gazette
With about 55,000 tickets sold as of Tuesday morning, according to the Impact, you can expect a sellout crowd of more than 60,000 for the first game of the two-game, aggregate-goals series. Game 2 will be on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Toronto’s BMO Field, with the winner advancing to the MLS Cup on Saturday, Dec. 10, against Seattle or Colorado.
Impact see bouncy Big O surface as a playoff advantage against TFC – Sportsnet
The Montreal Impact may have an important weapon in their bid to reach the MLS Cup final — the hard, unpredictable artificial turf at Olympic Stadium.
With Toronto FC still in hunt, Sebastian Giovinco not thinking about Italy – MLS
It has been a strange few weeks for Sebastian Giovinco. On the field, he’s the boss, scoring and creating as Toronto FC’s season stretches deep into the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs. Giovinco has four goals and two assists through three matches thus far, the most combined from any player in this postseason. But off it, he’s been slighted. Twice.
TFC’s Giovinco feels he has something to prove in playoffs – Toronto Star
Sebastian Giovinco’s recent snubs could mean gains for Toronto FC. The reigning MVP of Major League Soccer initially downplayed being left off the three-player short list for this year’s award, which was announced earlier this month. Winning the MLS Cup, he said at the time, was “way more important” than the individual award
Colorado Rapids label Shkelzen Gashi doubtful for first leg vs. Sounders – MLS
The Colorado Rapids will be without some of their biggest stars as they head northwest to face the Seattle Sounders in the first leg of the Western Conference Championship next week.
The Colorado Rapids Are Still in Good Shape Even Without Tim Howard – MLS Multiplex
Despite losing Tim Howard for the remainder of the MLS season, the Colorado Rapids are still in good shape going forward in the playoffs.
Gerrard and Lampard exits mark the end of MLS as a retirement home – SN
When Steven Gerrard issued a defense of the standard of Major League Soccer toward the end of his first season with the LA Galaxy, it rather sounded like he was scolding himself and his own expectations.
Atlanta United releases inaugural jersey – SN
Atlanta United has released its first kit prior to joining Major League Soccer as an expansion club next season.
BC SOCCER NEWS
Cermaq offers $100,000 in return for turf field naming rights – Campbell River Mirror
The city’s artificial turf field at Robron Park may be getting a new name. At last week’s Monday council meeting, Cermaq Canada announced that it is offering $100,000 to help pay for the construction of a field house in return for naming rights.
Carihi boys secure historic Island title – Campbell River Mirror
It’s been quite the season for the boys Soccer program at Carihi. The past two weeks have seen both their Junior and Senior Boys teams claims their respective North Island Championships.
Fraser Valley soccer title for Mariners – Surrey Leader
For the Grade 9 members of Earl Marriott Secondary’s Grade 8/9 boys soccer team, Thursday afternoon’s Fraser Valley championship final was a long time coming.
Barry scores two as Cowichan LMG downs Saanich Fusion – Cowichan Valley Citizen
Sticking to their game plan, Cowichan LMG continued their strong play of late with a 4-0 win over Saanich Fusion at John Williams Turf on Friday night.
Juan de Fuca men maintain lead atop soccer’s Div. 3A – Goldstream Gazette
Vancouver Island Soccer League Division 3A goals leader Brent Cameron and teammate Dane Schoor scored twice each and Chris O’Hara picked up the shutout as Juan de Fuca beat Alberni Athletics 4-0 Saturday at Royal Bay secondary.
VIU hires new athletic director – Nanaimo News Bulletin
Vancouver Island University athletics has high hopes and a new person in place to help realize its ambitions.
‘Caps at College: A look at the performances of the club’s male youth products – Whitecaps FC
Another college season is coming to a close, and a number of Whitecaps FC youth products have made an impression with their teams.
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
VMSL PHOTOS: Richmond FC Hibs 1, ICSF Columbus FC 0, November 5, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
Tickets now on sale for Canada Soccer Women’s National Team celebration match 4 February in Vancouver – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v Mexico Women’s National Team Bronze Medal celebration match on 4 February 2017 in Vancouver are now on sale to the public. Complete ticket information can be found at CanadaSoccer.com/Tickets.
MWSL PHOTOS: Van United Primas 0, Fraser Valley Action 2, October 30, 2016 – BC 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.
BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in Review – BCSA
After another successful year of soccer in British Columbia, BC Soccer Assoc. is pleased to release their 2015-2016 Year in Review. The creation of the BC Soccer Club Charter Program, delivery of a FIFA Live Your Goals Festival, along with the numerous Grassroots Festivals across the province and Coach Education highlight some of the major successes this past year.
BC Soccer Assoc. Delivery of Coach Mandate – BCSA
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.
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
2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup – Day Three review: A decisive day – Vavel
Korea DPR seal the deal and are through to the quarters and Canada are as good as out, who will join them?
Spirited Nigeria fight back to earn win – FIFA
Nigeria bounced back from their opening day FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 defeat by coming from a goal down to record a 3-1 victory over Canada in Port Moresby.
BACK-TO-BACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR MEN’S SOCCER – Humber Hawks
For the fourth time in five seasons, the Humber Hawks men’s soccer team has won the CCAA national championship after defeating the hometown Keyano Huskies 2-0.
Sarkaria leads Bears Soccer youth movement to success – The Gateway
When the Canada West Men’s soccer season kicked off in late August, Len Vickery couldn’t have imagined where his team would be going into October.
‘It’s just a waste’: Refugees lack opportunity to play elite soccer – CBC Manitoba
A local soccer player and coach are concerned newcomers to Winnipeg don’t have the opportunity to play elite level soccer, which could pivot some from the draw of street gangs.
WFC2, USL & NASL NEWS
Cincinnati set to welcome Commissioner Don Garber in push for MLS expansion – MLS
FC Cincinnati got the attention of MLS by drawing record crowds during their first year in USL. Soon, they’ll get a face-to-face visit with MLS Commissioner Don Garber, too.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
NCAA Division 1 Championship Bracket Update – NCAA
The latest updates from the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships.
UWCL: Quarter-finalists to be decided – UEFA
Lyon, Wolfsburg, Bayern München and Paris Saint-Germain hold comfortable leads but it is closer for the likes of Manchester City and Barcelona as the round of 16 ends.
DPR Korea reach FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2016 quarters – AFC
DPR Korea qualified for the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 after powering past Brazil 4-2 and Sweden thrashing the hosts 6-0 in their group’s later game on Wednesday.
Afcon 2016 in Cameroon is up for grabs – Supersport
The Women’s African Cup of Nations starts on Saturday the 19th when hosts Cameroon take on Egypt in game one at the Ahmadu Ahidjo Omnisport complex in Yaounde. All teams have arguably never been as close to each other in parity as in this edition.
Leroux returns to training weeks after giving birth – The Equalizer
Sydney Leroux is back to training just weeks after giving birth to her first child. Leroux gave birth in early September to a baby boy, Cassius Cruz Dwyer. Leroux is married to Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer.
BBC “disappointed” as Channel 4 wins rights to air Women’s Euro 2017 – AOL UK
Channel 4 is to air England and Scotland’s exploits at the Women’s Euro 2017 football tournament next summer. The broadcaster outbid the BBC to win the rights for the finals which will start in the Netherlands next July.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Klinsmann Crisis: U.S. Men flop against Costa Rica 4-0 – Empire of Soccer
Embarrassing. That about sums up the United States Men’s National Team performance. The incompetent Jurgen Klinsmann side provided American fans with a lackluster performance that saw the Red, White, and Blue fall 4-0 to Costa Rica. A Joel Campbell brace and goals from Christian Bolanos and Johan Venegas sunk the U.S. in San Jose, Costa Rica on Tuesday night, leaving the Americans winless in their opening two matches of the Hex.
Klinsmann calls Costa Rica worst defeat of US tenure, but vows to fight on – MLS
Much of Jurgen Klinsmann’s tenure at the helm of the US national team has been defined by his team’s ability to bounce back during their toughest times.
Klinsmann’s promises of progress are not to be found – Soccer America
The problem is that under Jurgen Klinsmann there has been no progress, no bonafide steps forward towards the proactive, possession-oriented, transformational fleet of players he supposedly set out to find and curate five years ago.
Ill-disciplined and ill-managed: a guide to USA’s Costa Rica debacle – The Guardian
After two defeats, the US are struggling in World Cup qualifying and Jürgen Klinsmann is an isolated figure. At least Christian Pulisic looks good.
US turmoil as 2026 bid speculation and 2018 qualifying losses pressure Gulati – Inside World Football
US Soccer president Sunil Gulati says a Donald Trump presidency will not affect the decision on whether or not to bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup but his federation has more immediate worries after a second successive 2018 qualifying defeat for Jurgen Klinsmann’s team.
Maestro Messi to the rescue – but some of Argentina’s problems persist – SN
This was much better from Argentina. After the painful 3-0 defeat to Brazil in Belo Horizonte over the weekend, the Albiceste needed a reaction against Colombia and it arrived – thanks to – who else – but Lionel Messi. However, some of the problems persist for Edgardo Bauza’s men.
Mexico, Osorio cap positive but tumultuous year with point in Panama – ESPN FC
Mexico ended 2016 with a record-reading 15 games played, 11 victories, three draws and only one defeat.
Alexis Sánchez scores twice as Chile come from behind to beat Uruguay – The Guardian
Alexis Sánchez led Chile to a crucial 3-1 victory over Uruguay in World Cup qualifying on his return from a hamstring injury suffered while on international duty.
China held by Qatar in Lippi’s first match in charge – Reuters
Marcelo Lippi’s first game as China coach ended in a 0-0 draw with Qatar in a World Cup qualifier in Kunming on Tuesday, seriously damaging both team’s hopes of reaching the finals in Russia.
England squander two goal lead in Spain friendly – BBC Sport
Gareth Southgate’s four-game tenure as England’s interim manager ended in disappointment as Spain scored twice in the closing moments to snatch a draw in the Wembley friendly.
Les Bleus end brilliant 2016 with draw – Ligue 1
France could have set a record of 14 wins in a calendar year as they faced the Côte d’Ivoire in a friendly in Lens on Tuesday night, but Didier Deschamps’ Euro 2016 finalists could only manage a 0-0 draw against the Elephants.
EFL scraps league restructuring plan over FA Cup dispute – ESPN FC
The English Football League has scrapped plans to restructure the league pyramid after the Football Association refused to consider scheduling FA Cup games in midweek slots.
Borussia Dortmund CEO: ‘I don’t want to see fans milked like in England’ – ESPN FC
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has voiced fears that rules governing the ownership of German clubs could change, telling Sport Bild: “I don’t want the fans to be milked as is happening in England.”
France’s e-Ligue 1 signs first TV deal as FIFA 17 gamers ready for season kick-off – Inside World Football
The French Professional Football League (LFP) sports venture – e-Ligue 1 – has taken a commercial step forward with the signing of its first broadcast deal for its inaugural season with beIN Sports and Webedia.