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VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. PORTLAND TIMBERS
CASCADIA CUP / MLS MATCHDAY #19
SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017, 3:30 PM
B.C. PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
TV: TSN RADIO: TSN 1040 ONLINE: TSN GO
Cascadia Cup Standings: ‘Caps look to jump into top spot Sunday at BC Place – Whitecaps FC
The battle for Cascadia dominance continues on Sunday afternoon at BC Place when Vancouver Whitecaps FC play host to longtime rival Portland Timbers.
MLS Preview and Prediction: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers – MLS GB
A huge game in the Western Conference takes place on Sunday as Vancouver Whitecaps take on Portland Timbers. The Cascadia Cup rivals are level on 27 points going into this game.
Whitecaps’ ‘blood and thunder’ win all about the defence – National Post
The Vancouver Whitecaps will enter a significant match against a regional rival following their best defensive performance in two months.
Whitecaps honour Coquitlam teen Andrew Teel for fundraising efforts – Global News
From humble Good Samaritans to media stars, the last seven months have been quite a ride for Sandy Teel and her 14-year-old son Andrew.
Steve Nash and wife Lilla Frederick announce birth of son – SN
Former NBA MVP & Whitecaps co-owner Steve Nash and his wife Lilla Frederick announced on Instagram that their son, Luca Sun Nash, was born on Wednesday morning. Luca was delivered at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
Tabla leans on Drogba to become one of the brightest young stars in MLS – SN
The striking thing is that Tabla is only 18, in just his first year with the Montreal Impact in MLS. In nine starts in all competitions this season — which he says is more time than he was expecting — he’s almost never looked intimidated, nervous, or out of place.
After Portland Timbers let him go, Maxi Urruti has become a star for FC Dallas – Oregon Live
“It’s a big opportunity that (FC Dallas coach) Oscar (Pareja) gave me, just giving me the confidence and minutes to play here in Dallas,” Urruti said. “That’s a key component in me being able to play well.”
MLS to implement VAR beginning August 5th – SBI
It has been known that MLS would incorporate Video Assistant Referee technology after the All-Star Game, but that introduction now has an official start date.
TFC’s Sebastian Giovinco on the mend from lower back bruise – Sportsnet
Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco, forced out of Wednesday’s 2-2 tie in New York with a lower back bruise, was reported moving and feeling better Thursday.
New England Revolution ace Kei Kamara’s Twitter rant on MLS rules – ESPN FC
The New England Revolution striker recently received a $1,250 fine from MLS for the heinous crime of wearing a pair of support socks that aren’t included on the league’s strict list of approved kit.
Not feeling the (Dallas) Burn: why MLS teams tried to sound more European – The Guardian
There was a time when US soccer was a storm of Rowdies and Cosmos, but now United is the name of choice. What’s going on?
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3, New York City FC 2, July 5, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC SOCCER NEWS
We Don’t Know What We Are Doing – TSS FC Rovers – A Season in Review – LinkedIn
That was quick. And long. And relentless. And chaotic. And beautiful. Year one is in the books as they say. Well actually the books are far from done and as I sit at the coffee shop writing these words the cars are still packed with inventory, the garages are both full of remnants including kit that hasn’t been washed, and what’s left of the towel stock that hasn’t found it’s way into a foreign kit bag by mistake is draped across the laundry room.
WolfPack Women’s Soccer Sign Perrier – TRU Wolfpack
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack have gone to Penticton for another soccer recruit. This time though, it is not the men’s program who are taking advantage of the minor program there, it is the women.
Close to 50 Surrey athletes, coaches aim for Canada Games glory in Winnipeg, starting July 28 – BC Local News
Surrey is well represented by athletes and coaches at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, which open in Winnipeg on Friday, July 28.
Sinclair continues to lead on, off pitch – Burnaby Now
Christine Sinclair’s comfort zone is typically measured in turf and metres. She’s expanding her domain, however, as she embraces the leadership role that comes with being one of the best women soccer players on the planet.
Friendship begins on the playground at Vancouver camp for refugee kids – CBC
“The way I was really able to make friends was during recess, because I knew how to play soccer. So even though I couldn’t communicate with the children, I was able to join in on their games,”
West coast minor soccer players learn the game from Vancouver Whitecaps FC organization – Western Star
What you do away from the soccer field is as important as what you do on the field. That’s a message Ewen Fisher was trying to spread to budding minor soccer players from the west coast who participated in the Vancouver Whitecaps FC youth soccer camp taking place this week at the Wellington Street Sports Complex.
BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book Recommendations – BC 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.
2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in Review – BCSA
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, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
Becoming a BC Soccer Referee – BCSA
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!
To our Readers: A Choice – BC Soccer Web
Soccer has brought us to the United States many times. It’s a great place with decent people. We especially look forward to our Cascadia trips to Seattle and Portland. They’re incredible cities with wonderful supporters. That’s why it was so disheartening to see chaos and fear take hold in the airports and borders of our neighbours to the south.
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
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.
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
CONCACAF GOLD CUP 2017
CANADA 1 JAMAICA 2
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM, GLENDALE, AZ.
Canada’s CONCACAF Gold Cup run ends with 1:2 loss to Jamaica – CSA
Canada took a positive step forward at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but ultimately fell 1:2 to Jamaica at the quarter-final phase. Canada fought valiantly after falling behind 0:2, but couldn’t find an equaliser through a series of offensive chances after Junior Hoilett scored his first international goal to cut the lead in half.
Hoilett wondergoal not enough as Canada eliminated from Gold Cup – SN
Junior Hoilett opened his account for Canada in Thursday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against Jamaica, but Octavio Zambrano’s side ultimately fell 2-1 to the Caribbeans.
Zambrano got a good look at Canada’s player pool at Gold Cup – MLS
Canada’s journey at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup is over, but their journey towards the 2022 World Cup is just beginning.
Something seems to be brewing with men’s soccer team – Toronto Star
I don’t know an awful lot (and there are legions of people who will be quick to agree with that) but I do know when I’m entertained. And maybe there’s just something about this new wave of Canadian men’s soccer that’s worth paying closer attention to.
After Gold Cup elimination, what’s next for the Canadian men’s program? – the11.ca
Canada goes out of the 2017 Gold Cup with a 2-1 quarter-final loss to Jamaica and while there are reasons for optimism, the big question now must be asked. Where does it go from here?
VIDEO: JAMES SHARMAN SITS DOWN WITH CSA PRESIDENT STEVE REED – Sportsnet
James Sharman sat down with CSA President Steve Reed for an extensive one-on-one interview, discussing Canada’s World Cup bid, the Canadian Premier League, and more.
2017 Men’s League1 Ontario All-Stars Defeat Quebec’s PLSQ All-Stars 1-0 – League1 Ontario
The 2017 Men’s #L1OAllStar match between League1 Ontario All-Stars and the Premiere Ligue de Soccer du Quebec (PLSQ) ended in a 1-0 result for the Ontarians at the Ontario Soccer Centre.
League1 Ontario and PLSQ All-Stars showcase the future of Canada soccer – Red Nation Online
Wednesday night in front of a sold out Ontario Soccer Stadium crowd the League1 Ontario All Star team took on the PLSQ All Star team.
Saskatchewan franchise proposed for new soccer league – National Post
Representatives of the City of Regina are expected to hear a soccer pitch on Friday. Discussions are to revolve around a proposed Saskatchewan team in the newly formed Canadian Premier League, which could begin play as early as 2018.
Canada Para Soccer ready for two-match series in USA – CSA
Canada Soccer’s National Para Soccer Team are ready for a two-match international series against USA as part of this summer’s preparations for the 2017 IFCPF World Championships. The two matches will be played 21 and 23 July at Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Tigers off to the 2017 Canada Summer Games – Dalhousie Univ.
Next week marks the beginning of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, and the 50th anniversary of the event’s inception. Over 4,000 athletes and coaches in 16 sports will descend on Winnipeg, Manitoba, the host for this year’s event. Forty-seven of them (38 athletes and nine coaches) are current or incoming Tigers who will be representing their home provinces during the two-week event.
Barry Goodwin had been playing soccer for 74 years – Sarnia Observer
The long-time, 80-year-old forward and co-manager of Sarnia FC’s over-35 Paddy Flaherty team played his final game of footie at Norm Perry Park on Thursday evening, earning a five-minute long standing ovation from fans, family members and friends as well as high praise and plaudits from his peers.
Parents voicing concern get warning from soccer club – Simcoe Reformer
The fallout from a June match has two local parents questioning the Simcoe and District Youth Soccer Club’s zero tolerance and disciplinary practices.
DAZN streaming service launches in Canada with NFL its first attraction – Globe & Mail
Looking to capture the growing number of consumers cutting their cable cord, DAZN has launched a sports streaming service in Canada.
Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 November – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
ORANGE COUNTY SC vs. WFC2
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, 5:00 PM
ANTEATER STADIUM, IRVINE, CA.
Fury FC Signs Young Ugandan Forward – USL
Ottawa Fury FC announced on Thursday the club had signed of 19-year-old Ugandan forward Azake Luboyera. The signing is pending league and federation approval.
Swope Park Rangers win seventh straight – Sporting KC
The Swope Park Rangers (12-4-2, 2nd place) extended the club’s record-setting unbeaten streak to 10 games with a seventh straight win on Thursday, earning a 2-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC 2 on goals by Lebo Moloto and Nansel Selbol.
Cosmos Notebook: Restrepo Departs for Rowdies – Empire of Soccer
One week before the start of the Fall Season, EoS has learned that New York Cosmos midfielder Walter Restrepo has signed with the team’s former North American Soccer League rival, the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the United Soccer League.
New York Red Bulls II vs. TFC II: Preview, live stream & game thread – Waking the Red
Toronto FC II return to USL action after nearly two weeks off on Friday night at 7 pm when they kick off in New York, well New Jersey at least, against Red Bulls II.
Former FCE forward Sadi Jalali gets arraignment date on drug-trafficking charge – the11.ca
Former FC Edmonton and Canadian youth national team player Sadi Jalali now has an arraignment date of Sept. 8 at Court of Queen’s Bench.
USL PHOTOS: WFC2 1, Reno 1868 FC 1, July 15, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
With Germany in rearview, Sweden can’t underestimate other group mates – The Equalizer
Sweden will look to bounce back against Russia on Friday in Deventer, following an unorthodox performance against Germany on Monday in Breda. Pia Sundhage’s team created scoring opportunities in the opening stages of the match, but for the most part lacked creativity, organization, and pace. Settling for a 0-0 draw earned them a valuable point but also left many unanswered questions.
Dutch women beat Denmark in European football championships – DutchNews.nl
The Dutch women’s football team’s 1-0 victory over Denmark in the ongoing European championships was watched on television by 2.2 million people on Thursday night.
Euro 2017: Janice Cayman buoyant after win – Vavel
Following her goal in Belgium’s shock 2-0 win over Norway, we caught up with Janice Cayman for her relfections on the game.
England’s new aura has Karen Carney thinking of gold at Euro 2017 – The Guardian
Karen Carney believes England have developed the sort of aura that distinguishes champions from also-rans. Although the Chelsea winger does not turn 30 until next month, the European Championship is her eighth major tournament and she can remember a time when the Lionesses felt, if not out of place, a little uncomfortable in elite company.
VIDEO: UEFA TV Streaming all Women’s EURO 2017 Matches – YouTube
You can watch the entire Euro 2017 tournament live on Uefa’s YouTube Channel.
Mexican women’s soccer league restricts rosters to native-born players only – ESPN W.
When the formation of the league was announced in December, Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla had said that Mexican-U.S. dual nationals would be welcomed. But Article 8 of the league’s rules indicates that there has been a reversal: “Only players born in Mexico can participate in Liga MX Femenil tournaments.”
Route Two Soccer – Which Seattle is the Real Seattle – Backline Soccer
Which Seattle is the real Seattle? The one that destroyed Houston and Washington? The one that was devastated by Boston early in the season? The one that ran roughshod over Portland a couple weeks ago? Or the one that was manhandled by North Carolina the following week?
Sky Blue’s O’Hara Included on U.S. Tournament Roster – Empire of Soccer
Sky Blue defender Kelley O’Hara will have an opportunity to move closer to her 100th international cap after being named to the 23-player roster of Coach Jill Ellis for the 2017 Tournament of Nations.
Mark Thomas talks Boston Breakers business plans – The Bent Musket
It’s hard to grow a small business. Most NWSL clubs are basically that – small businesses trying to create something from the ground up. The Boston Breakers have a little more of a foundation than some thanks to their long history in women’s soccer, dating back to WUSA, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t facing the exact same conditions: an imperfect economy, tight budgets, and a general lack of awareness around women’s sports. President of business operations Mark Thomas checked in with The Bent Musket now that we’re over halfway through the season, his first in the position.
Hooligans ‘take over’ Nigerian women football – Guardian (Nigeria)
The spate of attacks sweeping across the Nigerian men’s Professional Football League (NPFL) has found its way into the women’s game, following violence unleashed on Sunshine Queens goalkeeper, Elizabeth Johnson by suspected fans of Bayelsa Queens at the Nembe Stadium in Bayelsa State on Wednesday.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Mexico 1, Honduras 0 | 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Match Recap – MLS
Mexico maintained their run in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday with a 1-0 win over Honduras in the quarterfinal round at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Osorio’s Mexico finally gets a knockout stage win – Prost Amerika
The Mexican National Team defeated Honduras on Thursday evening at the University of Phoenix Stadium in the quarterfinals of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup and advanced to the semifinals. Mexico will now head to Los Angeles where on Sunday evening they will face Jamaica at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.
Ederson makes inglorious start as Manchester United account for City – The Guardian
The latest edition of a fixture first played in 1881 was the story of an unimpressive debut from Ederson, the £34.69m-priced goalkeeper, who was culpable for each of Manchester United’s strikes.
Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp to Barcelona: Philippe Coutinho not for sale – ESPN FC
Jurgen Klopp has said Philippe Coutinho is not for sale after Liverpool rejected a £72 million approach from Barcelona.
Monaco tells clubs to end unauthorized approaches for Mbappe – Sportsnet
Monaco has ordered leading European clubs to stop making unauthorized approaches to prolific teen forward Kylian Mbappe.
Fifa ethics committee was investigating Gianni Infantino over election expenses – The Guardian
The Fifa ethics committee was investigating the president, Gianni Infantino, for allegedly under-declaring the money he spent on his election campaign, before he organised the removal of the committee’s chairmen and members in May.
UEFA closes Hajduk Split stadium due to fans’ racist chants – Sportsnet
UEFA has ordered Hajduk Split to play its next Europa League home game in an empty stadium as punishment for racist chants by fans.
Leigh Griffiths: Celtic striker banned by Uefa for ‘provoking spectators’ – BBC Sport
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been given a one-game European suspension for “provoking spectators” in the away win over Linfield.
Gheorghe Hagi: ‘I took a lot of risks because of the passion I have for football’ – The Guardian
Viitorul Constanta, the club Hagi formed eight years ago, have won the Romanian title and are about to enter the Champions League. So how has he done it?
Peru planning unprecedented growth – FIFA
Up until 2016, only six professional clubs in the country’s first and second divisions operated youth teams for players aged between 12 and 18, all of them based in Lima. In the rest of the country, meanwhile, there was no professional structure in place for training youngsters of those ages.
La Liga releases schedule: First El Clasico coming in December – NBC Sports
It’s Christmas in July for fans of La Liga Friday as the Spanish league published its schedule for the upcoming season.
Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich unveil fan-designed third kits for new season – The Telegraph
Third kits are always ripe for some mild experimentation – a sash here, some neon there – and a clutch of Europe’s biggest clubs have taken a novel approach to their alternative change colours for the 2017/18 season.
Afghanistan’s unlikely football league: eight teams, 18 matches and one city – The Guardian
Afghanistan’s first professional football league was set up in 2012 – with the help of a reality TV show – and it has given fans some much-needed normality.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca