BC Soccer News, Weekend, July 1-3, 2016


MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 7:30 PM



Busy month ahead for Whitecaps FC Whitecaps FC
The ‘Caps will play a total of seven matches during the month of July, starting this Monday – yes, Monday – with an Independence Day clash at LA Galaxy.

Christian Bolaños glad to be back with Whitecaps but hoping Costa Rica’s Copa America experience will help them reach another World CupAFTN
Christian Bolaños is only four months into his MLS career, but he’s certainly had an eventful start to life in Vancouver.

Whitecaps’ Harvey: ‘Cup loss sums up our season so far’ Sportsnet
“That’s probably the worst way I’ve ever lost a game in my entire career, starting from when I was maybe six years old,” Harvey said. “Devastated, man. Really.”

Beyond the Lens – A look at the carnageEighty-Six Forever
It should be interesting to see how this team, and fanbase, react to this setback.  The fanbase, including the supporters groups, have 9 days to regroup before Colorado comes to town on the 9th.

MLS weekend preview: NYC FC search for first win in Hudson River derbyThe Guardian
Patrick Vieira’s team lost their last meeting with the Red Bulls 7-0. Things can’t get any worse, can they?

Columbus missing Kamara; Colorado still improving; LA back to full strength ESPN FC
Two teams with high hopes for 2016 clash in Kansas City on Sunday in a cross-conference match of significant importance. It may only be the halfway point of a long Major League Soccer season, but neither Sporting nor Columbus can afford to let much more of the schedule slip by without finding a good vein of form.

Impact hope to end tie surplus in upcoming game against New England Montreal Gazette
The good news for the Montreal Impact is that it has lost only one of its last eight MLS games.

MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Ashley Cole, Lucas OntiveroMLS
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole and Montreal Impact midfielder Lucas Ontivero for actions taken in Week 16 of the MLS season.

Frustrated Orlando City coach Adrian Heath seeks more from Lions Orlando Sentinel
Adrian Heath’s words were filled with frustration Wednesday night, anger and annoyance in his tone.

NYCFC sticking to principles ahead of Red Bull rematch Empire of Soccer
Having witnessed repeated failures of his side’s approach in its first meeting with the New York Red Bulls, New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira is sticking with his principles — and likely his lineup — for Sunday’s rematch.

NYCFC’s Vieira: Decision to sell Poku “has been made based on football”MLS
Poku was one of the breakout stars for NYCFC in its initial season in MLS in 2015, with four goals and seven assists, earning him a spot on the MLS 24 Under 24. But he struggled to earn playing time under new coach Vieira this year, and the coach said moving him benefits both the player and the club.

MLS All-Star weekend takes shape SF Gate
On Thursday, July 28, the MLS All-Stars will face English Premier League titans, Arsenal Football Club at Avaya Stadium in San Jose in the league’s annual all-star game.

TFC looks to build on Canadian Championship titleToronto Star
Wednesday night was for celebrating, Benoit Cheyrou said. By Thursday, the team would start looking forward to its next game, a league match against Seattle Sounders here Saturday.

Wave of Confidence: Toronto FC Will Reap The Rewards of Canadian Championship Victory Waking the Red
Shock value or not, the importance of this result cannot be understated. Just when the seams started coming apart on Toronto FC’s season, this Voyageurs Cup victory will sew a much-needed thread of confidence through the team.

VOYAGEURS CUP PHOTO GALLERY: Whitecaps FC 2, TFC 1 (TFC wins 2-2 on Agg.), June 29, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.

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Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency to host quarterfinal at Burnaby Central SecondaryWhitecaps FC
After winning Group A in their initial playoff group, the ‘Caps U-18s will take on Sacramento Republic FC next Thursday, July 7 at Burnaby Central Secondary School Turf. Kickoff will be at 3 p.m. PT.

BC Soccer Assoc. Releases their 2015-2016 Year in ReviewBCSA
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 MandateBCSA
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.

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.

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Canada’s Women’s National Team reconvening for final home camp ahead of Rio 2016CSA
Canada’s Women’s National Team will assemble starting 1 July for a two-week training camp in Burnaby, before departing to France 13 July for final Olympic preparations. In France, Canada will play a closed-door friendly against China PR on 20 July and another friendly against France on 23 July, before departing for Brazil to begin the Rio 2016 Olympic tournament.

Kaylyn Kyle passes on trip to Rio to remain with Orlando PrideOrlando Sentinel
It’s rare for soccer players to turn down opportunities to represent their countries in the Olympics, but Kyle felt she had to push back when she learned she was being called up as an alternate for the Canadian national team’s Rio Olympics squad. “I’m very honored and proud to represent Canada in any way and in role that I’m given, but I’m so passionate about the Orlando Pride and the Orlando City organization that it was super important for me to stay here,” Kyle said.

#CanadaRed soccer notebook: Voyageurs Cup provides more memorable moments Yahoo Sports
As Will Johnson’s shot looped over the helpless Vancouver Whitecaps FC defenders in the dying moments Wednesday night, another Amway Canadian Championship was coming to a thrilling conclusion.

Life comes full circle for retired Scarborough soccer star Dwayne De Rosario at Robbie International Soccer Tournament York Guardian
This year’s Robbie International Soccer Tournament, which is marking its 50th year, will be an extra special one for retired MLS/Canadian national team soccer star Dwayne De Rosario.

Newmarket soccer player heads to Paris as part of Team Canada for 2016 Danone Nations Cup Newmarket Era
Lucas Basmadjian, a U12 soccer star from Newmarket, will head to Paris, France for the world final of a prestigious youth soccer tournament this fall.

A new conservation park and soccer complex in Parkland CountyStony Plain Reporter
The Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA) received $100,000 through North Central Co-op for their new soccer complex.

Holy Cross snaps Feildians’ Challenge Cup win streak The Telegram
Tyler Kirby’s goal at the 75-minute mark gave Holy Cross Kirby Group a 3-2 win over Feildians Wednesday night, snapping the Double Blues’ seven-game winning streak in Molson Challenge Cup soccer.

Syrian Eagles helps refugees to integrate in the city and re-live good memories of old times, says team founder




SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016, 7:00 PM



Nicklaw trials with FC Edmonton, Zebie gets chance to shinethe11.ca
With Eddie Edward now a member of the Ottawa Fury, FC Edmonton has a major hole to fill at right back.

Earthquakes to partner with lower-division team in Reno East Bay Times
In a deal that will give the Earthquakes more control over developing players, San Jose signed a two-year affiliation with United Soccer League expansion team Reno 1868 FC beginning in 2017, the club announced Tuesday.

Soccer notes: Republic FC less concerned about falling behind Sacramento Bee
The most impressive thing about Republic FC’s eight-match USL unbeaten streak might be that Sacramento has rallied to win or draw in the second half in five of the last six games.

‘It’s only the beginning’: Former League of Ireland striker rewarded for superb form in America The 42
FORMER LEAGUE OF IRELAND striker Eamon Zayed is really enjoying himself in the North American Soccer League.

RailHawks Loan Steven Miller to USL Tulsa Roughnecks- Carolina Railhawks
The Carolina RailHawks announced today that they have loaned defender Steven Miller to the Tulsa Roughnecks of the United Soccer Leagues. Per club policy, further terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Matt Pickens Leads Tampa Bay Rowdies in NASL Spring SeasonEmissourian
Borgia graduate Matt Pickens has remained a pillar at the back of the Tampa Bay Rowdies defense. The Rowdies are fifth in the North American Soccer League Spring Season standings with 16 points from 10 matches.

USL PDL MATCH RECAP | Lane United FC 0, Portland Timbers U-23s 1Timbers.com
Playing their first game of a two-match road trip, the Portland Timbers U-23s defeated Lane United FC 1-0 for their second win of the PDL season on Wednesday night at the Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation.

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NWSL Week 11 Preview: Western New York Flash hopes to stay on a rollEmpire of Soccer
With the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) at the midway point of the season, the push for the playoffs can begin in earnest.

Sky Blue have high hopes in Portland this weekendEmpire of Soccer
Flying across the country to face the Portland Thorns — the top team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) — in front of a traditionally huge and partisan crowd is never an easy task.

Chelsea Ladies close WSL gap with win at Sunderland The FA
Chelsea closed the gap on FA Women’s Super League 1 leaders Manchester City to two points with an emphatic 5-0 defeat of Sunderland.

WSL 2 Week Six Round Up: Yeovil stay top, Watford find first win Vavel
The first week back from the mid-season break treated up to seven second tier fixtures.

Continental Tyres Cup Final to be held in Manchester The FA
This season’s FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Final will be played on Sunday 2 October (3pm KO) at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium.

Which USWNT players will be missed the most in NWSL? Equalizer
Beginning this weekend 20 NWSL players will be away from their clubs representing the United States and clawing to get on the Olympic roster. The impact will be felt far and wide even if not quite as deeply or extensively as it was during the World Cup last season. In the this week’s Lowdown I examined the complex relationship NWSL has with the United States Soccer Federation. Today we’ll take in on the pitch and rank how much each player figures to be missed by their respective club.

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How to Watch Euro 2016 on TV in Canada – BC Soccer Web
The Euros are one of the most popular soccer events on Canadian Television screens. Past Euro competitions have garnered high TV ratings in Canada, and all of the matches are easily accessible.

TSN’s Euro 2016 TV ScheduleTSN
The most up to date resource for upcoming Euro 2016 Matches on TSN.

Transfer window: 50 players who could be on the move BBC Sport
Euro 2016 is still in full swing but there are only six weeks to the start of the new Premier League season.

Montreal’s Laurent Ciman poised for MLS ‘flagship moment’ Prost Amerika
The Montreal Impact’s Laurent Ciman looks like he might be starting in the quarter finals of a major European tournament — a flagship moment for Major League Soccer. Another contender to start is Manchester City youngster Jason Denayer.

Italy’s tournament hold over Germany set for latest test at Euro 2016The Guardian
The Germans’ fearsome reputation in major competitions cuts no mustard with the Italians, who can draw inspiration from famous wins in 1970, 1982, 2006 and 2012

Portugal outlasts Poland in penalty shootout to reach Euro semifinalsSBI
Both sides came into Thursday afternoon’s clash undefeated at this summer’s Euro 2016, but it took an additional half hour and penalty kicks to finally separate the quarterfinalists.

Wary and depleted France looking to end Iceland’s glorious run Prost Amerika
After coming from behind win against Ireland in the Round of 16, the French found themselves matched up against surprise opponents Iceland, who dispatched England 2-1 in Nice. Les Bleus find themselves the favorites to progress into the semifinals, having won eight and drawn three against Iceland, which includes a 3-2 victory in 2012. However, Iceland will look to be forgetful of that record and start anew, starting with a win in the Stade de France on Sunday evening.

Wales vs Belgium preview: Bale targeted at weakened Belgian backlineInside World Football
Following the lacklustre first Euro 2016 quarterfinal, this one has all the makings of a mouth-watering affair between the side currently ranked No. 2 in the world and outsiders Wales for whom this is the biggest match since the 1958 World Cup.

Wales at the 1958 World Cup: a quarter-final run with a difference The Guardian
Euro 2016 is the first time Wales have reached the last eight of a major competition since 1958, but back then the route to the last eight was a bizarre one

‘Our ’72 Summit Series:’ Tiny Alberta town feels strong connection to Iceland City News
Whether they’re soccer fans or not, people in at least two Prairie communities will have more than a casual interest in Iceland’s Euro 2016 quarter-final soccer match against France on Sunday.

Vicente Del Bosque leaving Spain job after 8 years in chargeSportsnet
Vicente Del Bosque says he is standing down after eight years in charge of Spain, having guided the team to World Cup and European titles.

Alexandre Pato, Radamel Falcao and Marco Amelia leave Chelsea BBC Sport
Alexandre Pato has joined fellow striker Radamel Falcao and goalkeeper Marco Amelia in leaving Chelsea.

Neymar signs new five-year contract with Barcelona Goal
The 24-year-old ends months of speculation over a summer move by recommitting to the Spanish giant for three more years.

Paris Saint-Germain sign Hatem Ben Arfa on free transferESPN FC
Ben Arfa, 29, was out of contract at Nice and the French champions have beaten off competition from a number of European clubs to sign the player.

Man City, Palace sign forwards as clubs begin spending Sportsnet
The first day of what likely will be the busiest and biggest-spending transfer window ever seen in English soccer began with Manchester City and Crystal Palace signing forwards on Friday.

Manchester City confirm Martin Demichelis departure ESPN FC
Martin Demichelis’ exit from Manchester City has been confirmed after three years with the club.

Transfers – July 2016 BBC Sport
The summer transfer window in England, Scotland and Wales will close at the end of August. Keep up to date with all of the confirmed deals in our list below.

Melbourne City ramp up bid to bring Tim Cahill home to A-LeagueSydney Morning Herald
Australia’s all-time leading scorer is one step closer to coming home with Melbourne City ramping up their pursuit of Tim Cahill following the transfer of their marquee Aaron Mooy.

AFC bans two referees for life for match-fixing AFC
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee has banned two Thai referees for life for involvement in match-fixing. The Committee met on June 29 and 30 at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur.

Saudis investigate match-fixing allegation in top league Inside World Football
Saudi Arabia is the latest Asian country to probe possible match fixing in the kingdom’s top football league.

Liverpool given USA Tour boost with Euros participants to return in time to feature Vavel
As England crashed out of Euro 2016 in the round of 16 in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Iceland, five English internationals will return to Liverpool’s pre-season squad in time for their USA Tour.

US to play friendly match against Cuba in Havana in October MLS
The US national team will play Cuba in a friendly match in Havana on Oct. 7, US Soccer announced Thursday. The game will be the first such meeting of the two countries since 1947.

In Jerusalem, a cracked soccer pitch reflects wider fissures Reuters
It is dry, gray and uneven, but to the boys of Silwan, a Palestinian neighborhood clinging to a hill behind Jerusalem’s Old City, their pint-sized football pitch, with its cracked surface and simple goalposts, was a precious refuge. Then the cracks began to widen.

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