BC Soccer News, Weekend, October 14-16, 2016


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016, 2:00 PM



San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | 2016 MLS Match PreviewMLS
The teams have played to five consecutive draws in San Jose. The last time either team won in San Jose was April 7, 2012, a 3-1 Earthquakes victory at Buck Shaw Stadium. Whitecaps FC have come away with draws on five of their seven visits to San Jose.

Vancouver Whitecaps Using Loans Effectively Eighty-Six Forever
Despite the perception in North America that loaning a young player to another squad is evidence of failure, this is not the case. We look at how Whitecaps players have used loan opportunities positively and grown as a result.

Rapids top Earthquakes to jump into Supporters’ Shield leadSBI
The Colorado Rapids are leading the Supporters’ Shield race. If anyone had mentioned this in March, they would have been laughed at.

MLS Review: Kevin Doyle fires Colorado Rapids to top spotFour Four Two
The Colorado Rapids went top of the Western Conference thanks to Kevin Doyle in MLS. A Kevin Doyle brace helped the Colorado Rapids move top of the Western Conference in MLS on Thursday.

Mastroeni lauds Rapids after win over Quakes: “We find ways to persevere”MLS
The Shield Hunt continues for the Colorado Rapids. After a wild second half marked by controversy and penalties awarded to both sides, Colorado survived Thursday night’s visit by the San Jose Earthquakes to earn a 2-1 victory. With the win, the Rapids edged FC Dallas for sole possession of first place in the Supporters’ Shield standings with two regular-season matches remaining.

Crew officially eliminated from playoff contention despite Jahn’s braceSBI
Adam Jahn salvaged a late 2-2 draw for the Columbus Crew with the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park on Thursday night, but it was not enough as the Crew are officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Fire’s Paunovic frustrated by pace of improvement after draw vs ColumbusMLS
Veljko Paunovic admitted his Chicago Fire side still have “a long way to go” as they failed to see out another game from a winning position in their 2-2 tie with Columbus Crew SC at Toyota Park on Thursday night.

TFC-Impact 401 derby gets continental spotlightYahoo Sports
Canada’s top club soccer derby will be getting the North American limelight on the weekend as Toronto FC’s visit to the Montreal Impact on the penultimate weekend of MLS action will be aired on ESPN south of the border in addition to TSN2 in Canada.

Giovinco back in full training ahead of 401 DerbyWaking the Red
We had hoped to see him at BMO Field before the international break, but Toronto FC has played it safe and Sebastian Giovinco looks set to make his comeback on Sunday against the Montreal Impact.

Toronto FC’s Simonin: ‘Dark times are behind me’Sportsnet
It wasn’t supposed to be this difficult for Clement Simonin. Selected ninth overall by Toronto FC at the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, Simonin, a French centre back who went to school at North Carolina State, was touted at the time by general manager Tim Bezbatchenko as an athletic defender with sound positioning and an ability to pass out of the back.

Kevin Molino faces scrutiny from Orlando City after national team dismissalOrlando Sentinel
Shocking was the word Orlando City coach Jason Kreis used while describing his initial reaction to news of Kevin Molino’s release from the Trinidad and Tobago national team due to reportedly sneaking out of camp and going to a nightclub.

Escalating feud over stadium design threatens D.C. United’s plans Washington Post
Months from beginning construction on its new stadium, D.C. United has run into stiff opposition to the project’s design from real estate developers who own nearby parcels, threatening a planned 2018 opening.

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VISL Division 1 – Week 5 PreviewVISL
Week 5 ahead, all games should get played as turf fields are the field of choice this weekend.

Clan rolls to another clean sheet, winning 2-0 over CavaliersSFU
Even amidst a nasty storm brewing on the west coast, the No. 3 ranked SFU Clan men’s soccer team (10-0-1, 5-0-1) was unfazed on Thursday evening, cruising to a 2-0 blanking of the Concordia Cavaliers (4-5-2, 1-4-1) to remain unbeaten this season.

Tough test ahead for T-Birds in playoff push UBC
The Thunderbirds are looking to gain ground leading up to the postseason when they host two division powerhouses in the undefeated Trinity Western Spartans (8-0-2) and UFV (6-2-2) at Thunderbird Stadium on Friday and Saturday evening. Only two points separate four teams in the Pacific division battling for home field advantage with two weeks left in the regular season.

Winless T-wolves take on WolfPackPrince George Citizen
Heading into their last home weekend of the 2016 CIS Canada West women’s soccer season, the UNBC Timberwolves know playoffs are out of the question once again.

PREVIEW: Long last road trip for HeatUBCO
A match in Edmonton Friday afternoon versus the Pandas and a match in Prince George on Sunday versus the Timberwolves are on tap to wrap up the road schedule for women’s soccer.

Corner Kicks: Playoff picture far from set as team’s make their final push Canada West
To get you set for this weekend’s Canada West women’s soccer action, here are some storylines from around the conference in the latest edition of Corner Kicks.

CANADA WEST WSOC PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds 2 UVic Vikes 0, October 8, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

Canada West to livestream over 100 Soccer matches in 2016-17Canada West
With the 2016-17 Canada West regular season set to open later this week, Canada West is proud to launch passes for Canadawest.tv – the official streaming home of the conference.

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.

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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League1 Ontario Men’s Championship Final Preview: Vaughan Azzurri vs FC LondonLeague1 Ontario
Vaughan Azzurri is an original member of League1 Ontario, helmed by head coach Carmine Isacco for three seasons. Vaughan has consistently been a force in League1, with regular top four finishes in the previous league format that was a race to the regular season finish line with no playoffs.

Canadian Premier League and Names for Hamilton Franchise Trademarked Waking the Red
Evidence of the upcoming Canadian Premier League is now public record. The name “Canadian Premier League” was recently trademarked, along with two possible names for the Hamilton franchise expected to join the league. Both were registered by Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club Inc.

Olympic Soccer Coach Shares Inspirational Story At Hospital GalaBlackburn News
The head coach of the Canadian women’s soccer team shared his inspirational story of leadership, empowerment and pursuing goals at the Holiday Inn in Pt. Edward Thursday night.

Yukon Brewing win despite a funny turn from Maratos  – Whitehorse Star
Unbeaten Yukon Brewing completed a comprehensive win over Pepsi 7-3 in over 35’s soccer action this weekend.

PHOTOS: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Canada 3 El Salvador 1, September 6, 2016BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016, 5:30 PM



WFC2 visit red-hot Swope Park with USL Cup Final berth on the lineWhitecaps FC
“This is a brand-new beginning. We fight for another week, to go another week.” Such was the message from Alan Koch to his team after last week’s instant-classic finish against Oklahoma City Energy FC.

Countdown to SPRvVAN: KC and Vancouver familiar foes in 2016Sporting KC
Nearly 50 years have passed since professional soccer teams from Kansas City and Vancouver first played in 1968 with three meetings between the Kansas City Spurs and the Vancouver Royals in the North American Soccer League.

Thomas Gardner wants left with “no regrets” from WFC2 USL playoff run after U18 Championship game heartbreakAFTN
Thomas Gardner has grown up with the Whitecaps. After first coming to the ‘Caps in 2007, Gardner spent four years in the Prospects program from the age of nine, moving into and then through the Residency program before signing his first professional contract with WFC2 last August.

USL Preview: Western upstarts clash for conference title Soccer America
Whatever happens in the Western Conference title, a surprise team will be its representative in the USL championship game. The first round took out first-place Sacramento Republic FC and 2015 USL finalist LA Galaxy II, and after the semis left standing are Sporting Kansas City;s second team, Swope Park Rangers, and its counterpart from Vancouver Whitecaps.

Richey Thrilled by WFC2’s Improved FortunesUSL
From the outside, the improved performance from Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 this season will have surprised many. For WFC2 goalkeeper Spencer Richey, however, the turnaround in fortunes for a side that finished second-from-last in the West last season was always on the cards.

Didic, Ballo Form Strong Tandem for RangersUSL
It wasn’t until June 26, on the road against Seattle Sounders FC 2, that Amer Didic and Oumar Ballo started together at center back for the Swope Park Rangers. And while there have been some interruptions since then, going into this Saturday’s USL Western Conference Final of the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs, the duo has become a pretty clear key to the Rangers’ remarkable success in their inaugural season.

Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie

USL Preview: Top two teams battle for Eastern crownSoccer America
Red Bulls II dominated the USL regular season and set league records for wins, points, and goals, yet barely scraped past defending champion Rochester last weekend in a penalty-kick shootout. Louisville City failed to score in two losses against NYRBII this season but has pitched shutouts in its two playoff games to set up this showdown.

Breaking Down the Melee for the Final NASL Playoff Spot Empire of Soccer
Narrow 1-0 victories by Rayo OKC and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on Wednesday night have added even more intrigue to what was already promising to be an exciting race to find out which team will join the New York Cosmos, Indy Eleven and FC Edmonton in The Championship.

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Paris power on, Rossiyanka scrape through UEFA
Cristiane’s treble enabled Paris to overhaul LSK Kvinner, Rossiyanka struck late to eliminate Sarajevo, with Brescia and Eskilstuna completing the round of 16 lineup.

Women’s Champions League round of 16 seedingsUEFA
Holders Lyon and Wolfsburg are among the 16 seeds in the round of 16 draw, streamed live at 13:30CEST on Monday, while Manchester City and Bayern München are unseeded.

Lionesses’ World Cup campaign ended by holders Japan The FA
England’s FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup campaign was brought to an end by holders Japan in the quarter finals.

DiBernardo returns to Perth Glory for W-League season The Equalizer
Chicago Red Stars midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo will return to Perth Glory for the upcoming Australian W-League season.

SSE Scottish Women’s Cup semi-finals: Local derbies await SWPL sidesScottish WPL
This Sunday 16th October will see two local derbies at Ainslie Park, Edinburgh, as four teams battle out for their place in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup final. Heart of Midlothian face Hibernian in the 12:00 kick-off and Glasgow Girls play Glasgow City in the 15:00 kick-off.

Scottish football’s attitude towards women has been awful – now it’s time for one to be the bossHerald Scotland
It says much for Scottish football’s long-standing attitude towards women that for many years the most famous female in our game was Aggie the tea lady at St Johnstone.

Indian Women’s League to kick off on October 17ESPN
The preliminary round of the inaugural edition of the Indian Women’s League 2016-17 will kick off in Cuttack on Monday, October 17. Ten Teams across the country will compete to qualify for the national finals, which will be held later. The teams have been split into two groups, with the winner of each group earning a direct spot in the finals.

NCAA Week 8 wrap: Anson Dorrance wins 800th gameThe Equalizer
Anson Dorrance has coached all 900 contests the Tar Heels have played. While coaching 900 games is a feat in and of itself, which was honored before the game, winning 800 of them is downright insane. Following a 2-1 comeback victory over Wake Forest, Dorrance recorded his 800th win at the helm of the most dominant collegiate program in the history of college sports.

In Spain, women’s soccer is on the verge of something greatUnusual Efforts
When the whistle blew on June 17th, 2015, Spain’s hopes in the Women’s World Cup were crushed. They hadn’t even been able to make it past the group stage. But what looked like the end that day soon turned into something else. A whole new story unfolded: a tale that had been hidden behind the scenes for over 25 years, a story about a group of women who wanted more, but were held back by an organization that didn’t believe in them or what they did.

“Repetition and time is what this league needs.” -WNL Columnist Dave HooperContinental Tyres WNL
It take’s time! Does that sound a bit like repetition? That’s a re-occurring theme of this column I have no doubt about that and one which I want to return to. While I have preached the improvements in the Continental Tyres Women’s National League, the first Wednesday in October really brought that home to me.

Referee Matthew Franz reflects on ‘special’ NWSL Championship PRO Referees
The Western New York Flash were the winners, taking it 3-2 on penalty kicks following a thrilling 2-2 draw after 120 minutes of play, but they weren’t the only team pleased with their work at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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Barcelona’s Messi could make return after 3-week layoffSportsnet
Lionel Messi is ready to make his return for Barcelona. Probably.

Premier League & Championship: Team news for matches on 15 OctoberBBC Sport
Premier League leaders Manchester City host fifth-placed Everton on Saturday, with defender John Stones facing his former club for the first time since moving from Goodison Park in the summer.

Bundesliga previewProst Amerika
After another long and wrestles international break the meaning of life has returned to our loving arms. Lets look at the matches that are the talk of the Bundesliga.

Carlo Ancelotti: Footballers today’s movie stars thanks to power of TVESPN FC
Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has told Zeit Magazin that modern-day footballers are like the Hollywood movie stars of yesteryear.

France’s Ligue 1 fails to build on Euros with club attendances droppingInside World Football
After eight match days the French top flight Ligue 1 has attracted almost 5% less spectators than last season. The downward trend is worrying for French football that had hoped to build on the success of Euro 2016 in terms of attendances to club matches.

North American location ‘favourite’ for 2026 World CupSportsnet
North America became a stronger favourite to host an expanded 2026 World Cup after FIFA all but barred European bidders. FIFA says its ruling council agreed UEFA and Asian confederation members should not bid because Russia hosts the 2018 World Cup and Qatar in 2022.

FIFA to study expanding 2026 World Cup to 40 or 48 teams ESPN FC
Football’s governing body said in a statement on Friday: “Following discussions in a positive spirit, the 2026 FIFA World Cup may have an expanded 40- or 48-team competition format, pending further analysis of different options by the FIFA administration, with a final decision to be made on the format at the next Council meeting in January.”

Report: CONMEBOL interested in playing Copa Libertadores final in Miami SBI
CONMEBOL’s biggest international tournament was recently hosted in the U.S., and it looks like the South American federation’s top club tournament could be set to follow in its own way.

Liverpool introduce £40,000-a-year salary cap for academy playersThe Guardian
Liverpool have placed a salary cap on their academy players in an attempt to curb the excesses that can derail promising young careers.

FIFA 2.0 or Blatter 1.1? Infantino outlines his hard driven FIFA Vision Inside World Football
It is full of detail about transparency and good governance but will it really restore public faith in an organisation brought to its knees by scandal and skullduggery?

Ched Evans: footballer cleared of rape in retrialThe Guardian
The international footballer Ched Evans has been found not guilty at his retrial of raping a 19-year-old waitress in a hotel room after a drunken night out with former club-mates.

‘Cash is king in modern football’ – fans react to the ‘Atlantic league’ proposalThe Guardian
We asked supporters in Scotland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Sweden for their thoughts on a proposed breakaway league

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