BC Soccer News, Wednesday, October 4, 2017



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017, 2:00 PM

Oh Yordy: Whitecaps forced to take Bulls by the horn without Reyna, Waston, othersThe Province
Fans of the Vancouver Whitecaps might get a better gauge this weekend for how valuable Yordy Reyna is to the club, but not in a way they’ll cherish.

Yordy Reyna Called up to Peruvian National Team: Now What?Eighty-Six Forever
The news has come down yesterday that Yordy Reyna has been called up to the Peruvian national team for their World Cup qualifying matches against Argentina and Columbia.

Dynamic duo Montero and Reyna adding new dimension to Whitecaps attackRed Nation Online
The Vancouver Whitecaps FC are gearing up for the playoffs after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. As the lone MLS western conference team to thus far secure a playoff spot, Vancouver are now turning their focus on the next task at hand. Locking up a first round playoff bye.

Vote for the 2017 Whitecaps FC Player of the Year Whitecaps FC
Voting is now open for the 2017 Whitecaps FC Player of the Year award and will run until October 15.

Atlanta United 2, Minnesota United 3 | 2017 MLS Match Recap MLS
Expansion siblings Atlanta United and Minnesota United produced fireworks yet again on Tuesday, and this time it was the Loons who emerged victorious.

Referee Hit with Object During Atlanta United vs. Minnesota United MLS GameBleacher Report
It could be a costly match for Atlanta. Not only did they lose the game and their goalkeeper, but they may face further punishment over the object thrown from the crowd.

Javier Morales giving FC Dallas a boost during crucial stretch runSportsday
When former Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales came to FC Dallas this offseason, it seemed to be with the intent of filling the role of playmaker, or No. 10, to prod the attack while Mauro Diaz recovered from injury. Instead, the team largely has played two forwards up top in a 4-4-2 rather than using a playmaker in a 4-2-3-1.

Colorado Rapids recall goalkeeper John Berner from Phoenix Rising FCColorado Rapids
Colorado Rapids announced today that goalkeeper John Berner has rejoined the club from Phoenix Rising FC of the United Soccer League (USL).

Fans’ View: The end is near – pendingPhilly Soccer Page
Now, about the Union. Unless the miracle of all miracles takes place, our boys in blue won’t find themselves in the playoffs (well, as of this second, I don’t think we’ve been mathematically eliminated. But I could be wrong). I’ve known for sometime that the MLS playoffs will not feature a touch of DOOP.

Sebastian Giovinco: For TorontoThe Players’ Tribune
I’ve been in Toronto nearly three years now, and there are two things I still have yet to see. One of those things is Niagara Falls. And I’ll get there, eventually. But first, there’s something else want to see. That I need to see. And that’s Toronto FC winning the MLS Cup.

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VMSL Round-up: Top two in Premier remain unbeaten as defending champs lose againAFTN
Another interesting week across the board in Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) saw the top two teams in the Premier Division remain unbeaten, back to back champs Coquitlam Metro Ford Wolves lose again, and three teams keep their 100% starts to the season intact in Division 1.

MSOC: No. 22 Clan facing ‘must-win’ games at home SFU
It’s early in the soccer season, but after a winless week that has dropped the Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team from No. 2 to No. 22 in the national rankings, and Clan now finds itself in the position of having to win two home games this week on Terry Fox Field.

Popadynetz: Canada West Star of the Week For 2nd timeTRU
For the second time this season, Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer player Mitchell Popadynetz is a Canada West star of the week.

TRU WolfPack’s winless weekend Kamloops This Week
Neither TRU WolfPack soccer team found the win column in Canada West play on the weekend.

Blues women refuse to loseNorth Shore News
The Capilano University women’s soccer team has shown a real refuse-to-lose attitude this season, scrapping for every single point that they can get.

BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book RecommendationsBC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.

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.

2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in ReviewBCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.

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.

2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 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!

Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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.

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2017 Toyota National Championships set to kick off across CanadaCSA
Canada Soccer’s biggest annual competition – the Toyota National Championships – reaches the final stage this 4-9 October as adult, U-17 and U-15 teams compete for national glory. From close to 600 teams and more than 10,000 players over 13 months of qualifiers, Canada’s six national amateur champions will be crowned over Thanksgiving weekend across three Canadian cities.

Canada vs. El Salvador | International Friendly Match PreviewMLS
Canada will look to continue their successful 2017 on Sunday, when Les Rouges will take on CONCACAF foe El Salvador in a friendly at the Houston Dynamo’s BBVA Compass Stadium.

USports Top 10 Rankings – October 4USports
There’s a new #1 in Men’s Soccer, While Laval holds the top spot yet again in Women’s soccer.

Huskies’ keeper named Canada West first star Star-Phoenix
A pair of shutouts and a rare assist from the keeper position have earned University of Saskatchewan Huskies soccer goalie Patrick Pranger first-star honours this past week in the Canada West conference.

Inside Soccer: column by Lee KormishStar Phoenix
It’s club nationals championship week in Canadian soccer. The best amateur teams in men’s, women’s and youth will be vying for club supremacy in three venues across the country.

Fredericton Reds add four P.E.I. F.C. players for run at national titlePEI Guardian
Max Maund begins a quest for a national soccer title today in his home province. The 27-year-old centre back and three of his SoccerStop P.E.I. F.C. teammates have joined the Fredericton Picaroons Reds for the Toyota national club soccer championship in Surrey, B.C. It will be a chance to play in front of family and friends.

Halifax teams eye national soccer championshipsChronicle Herald
Perennial women’s soccer champions Halifax Dunbrack headline Nova Scotia’s entries at the Soccer Canada Toyota national championships this week.

Six local teams in national soccer playThe Telegram
In addition to the Challenge Cup and Jubilee Trophy tournaments in Surrey, B.C., the Canadian under-17 boys and girls championships are ongoing in Fredericton, N.B., while Calgary is playing host to the boys and girls U15 championships.

Dal, Mount A have AUS soccer athletes of the weekChronicle Herald
Dalhousie Tigers soccer striker Kallen Heenan was named the Atlantic university male athlete of the week on Tuesday.

Oakville Soccer Club expands technical departmentInside Halton
The Oakville Soccer Club has expanded its technical department with two new hirings. The club, which has more than 12,000 members, has added Gareth Davies as manager of grassroots programs and Mark Worton as director of coach development.

Canada’s Erin McLeod and wife Ella Masar McLeod sing a song for Laura680 News
Canadian international goalkeeper Erin McLeod and wife Ella Masar McLeod have released a song in memory of a former teammate of Masar McLeod’s. Proceeds from “Fly Away” will go towards an athletic scholarship at the University of Illinois in the name of Laura Ramirez.

Steele stacks up defensively and offensivelyWhitehorse Daily Star
Jason Steele was in sublime form Saturday for Klondike Business Solutions in over 35 soccer action, making a real difference as he led the team to a 8-4 win over Yukon Info.com.

Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 NovemberCSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017, 6:00 PM

USL President Ensures Compliance as League Submits D2 Application to U.S. SoccerSI.com
The United Soccer League on Monday submitted its final application for second-division sanctioning from the U.S. Soccer Federation. In his first public comments since the NASL—the country’s other D2 league—sued the USSF and named the USL a “co-conspirator,” USL president Jake Edwards stressed that his league “has had to go through an extremely rigorous process over the last two years to get to where we are now,” and “hasn’t asked for a single waiver to be in [D2] compliance” next year.

USL Players Head for International DutyUSL
The USL’s players will once again take to the international stage this week, with 16 current players and numerous alumni set to be in action in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying and international exhibitions that span the globe.

Zappos founder pulls plug on bid for San Francisco pro teamSoccer America
Want to start a pro soccer team? As Zappos founder Nick Swinmurn discovered, it’s very complicated. Plans to bring a second pro team to San Francisco collapsed when Swinmurn’s San Francisco Football Club withdrew its bid to become a USL team after it failed to find a home. With that decision, SFFC also pulled the plug on its PDL team, the Burlingame Dragons.

Angulo Named USL Player of the WeekUSL
OKC Energy FC forward Jose Angulo has been voted the USL Player of the Week for Week 28 of the 2017 season. Angulo recorded a hat trick on Sunday evening, as Energy FC took a 3-0 victory against the LA Galaxy II at Taft Stadium, which allowed OKC to open up a five-point gap between itself and the chasing pack for the eighth and final playoff place in the Western Conference.

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With a quiet and constant presence, Christine Sinclair once again leads Thorns to playoffsNWSL
“Everybody pretty much knows everything about Sinc,” says Tobin Heath, when asked about Portland Thorns FC teammate Christine Sinclair. It’s only a half-serious answer, but on several levels, it’s true.

Portland Thorns tenacious defender Meghan Klingenberg has championship trophy in her sightsOregonian
Meghan Klingenberg buoyantly walked out of the locker room and greeted the media with a bright smile on a recent Tuesday afternoon. Her bubbly and fun-loving personality shone through in that moment, but those who spend more time around Klingenberg also know that she is one of the most intense and tenacious competitors around.

Mark Parsons responds to Tom Sermanni referee chatter The Equalizer
Earlier in the day, Sermanni went on record as saying that referees tend to be intimidated by the crowd at Providence Park and as a result allow the Thorns to get away with more physical play than their opponents. His biggest concern ahead of the match, he said, was the welfare and protection of his players.

Orlando Pride Signs Head Coach Tom Sermanni To Contract ExtensionOrlando City SC
After leading Orlando Pride to its first playoff berth in its second season in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the Club has signed head coach Tom Sermanni to a contract extension.

USWNT’s Alex Morgan apologizes for Disney incidentYahoo Sports
U.S. women’s national team star Alex Morgan has apologized after being kicked out of Disney World in Orlando over the weekend. The 28-year-old Orlando City Pride player, a forward in the NWSL and for the reigning World Cup champions, was kicked out by security along with two players from Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer with reports stating the players had been drinking heavily.

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CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Mexico hosts T&T, Honduras heads to Costa RicaSBI
The penultimate round of the Hex is upon us and all three of these matches carry some sort of meaning.

Gerard Pique considered Spain retirement, but plans to continueESPN FC
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique admits he has considered retiring from Spain, citing recent hostility following his comments on Catalan independence.

Report: Kroenke aiming for buyout to own 97 percent of ArsenalNBC Sports
Just as Arsenal is hitting its stride under Arsene Wenger, the North London club may find its relatively stable run through the headlines put off kilter.

Bayern president says club has agreed on a new coachSportsnet
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says the club has decided on a new coach. Hoeness tells the Munich-based Abendzeitung newspaper that he informed former coach Pep Guardiola of Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement.

World Cup 2018: Who needs what to qualify for Russia next year?BBC Sport
England are nearly there but a World Cup place for the other home nations hangs in the balance before the final group qualifying matches.

Argentina-Peru, a long-running tale of heroes & bogeymenFIFA
If the story of Argentina’s meetings with Peru in FIFA World Cup qualifiers is scripted, then whoever is writing it enjoys playing with people’s emotions, as the fans in both countries can attest. And it is a story that keeps on running; this Thursday, and for the fourth time in their history, the two nations will face off in a virtual World Cup qualification decider.

Argentina doctor says Sergio Aguero ‘can’t leave his house,’ out six weeksESPN FC
Argentina’s team doctor says he believes Sergio Aguero will be out of action for six weeks after breaking a rib in a car crash.

Melbourne Victory’s Anthony Di Pietro says the prospect of FIFA intervening in Australian football is embarrassingFox Sports Australia
MELBOURNE Victory chairman Anthony Di Pietro has slammed Football Federation Australia (FFA), saying it is “embarrassing” FIFA could have to intervene in Australian football.

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Play-off: Syria v Australia previewAFC
Syria and Australia will be aiming to move a step closer to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 when they meet in the first leg of the continental play-off at Hang Jebat Stadium on Thursday.

A-League 2017-18 season preview part two: the outside chancesThe Guardian
The second of our team-by-team guides looks at three sides with bags of talent but hamstrung by obvious frailties.

Talent can be Developed Anywhere – Even on a Small Tropical IslandRed Nation Online
Located in the heart of Maui – one of the Hawaiian Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with a population of just under 150,000 people – the Valley Isle Soccer Academy is, as stated on their website, “Maui’s only professionally organized training academy for competitive youth soccer”.

India welcomes the stars of tomorrowFIFA
In 2017, football will be the only sport in town for several weeks, as India plays host to the FIFA U-17 World Cup. No fewer than 23 teams will travel to the Asian nation, where they will attempt (while wearing shoes!) to get their hands on the illustrious trophy.

FIFA U-17 World Cup – How FIFA plans to catch age fraudsSN
When the ‘supposedly’ 17-year old Lazio player Joseph Minala was accused of being 41 years old in early 2014, it sent the footballing world into a tizzy. It brought back to light the rampant problem in football that has been haunting all age-group tournaments – the problem of age-cheating.

Tech giants push into live sports bringing investor opportunitiesGlobe and Mail
“Welcome to Google Sportscenter. Coming up later in the program we’ve got the Amazon Turning Point, but first, let’s have a look at the Facebook Plays of the Day.” To today’s television viewer, that may sound like an odd way to introduce a sports program. But give it some time – in a few years, it may be perfectly normal.

World Cup 2022: Qatar’s workers are not workers, they are slaves, and they are building mausoleums, not stadiumsThe Independent
No doubt you’re aware, on some elemental level, that the 2022 World Cup is a Bad Thing. The deluge of negative press that has engulfed Qatar’s winning bid for the last seven years has ensured that much. Yet at the same time, the sheer relentlessness of depressing news coming out of the region has anaesthetised us to it. After all, there is plenty of competition for people’s outrage these days. The upshot is that however bad you think the 2022 World Cup is, chances are it’s even worse than that.

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