Div 2 – Match 1 – 2013/14 – NK Hrvat

Rino’s Fury 1 – NK Hrvat -1

The much anticipated 2013/14 season kicked off Saturday with an afternoon fixture away to NK Hrvat at Memorial Turf. The newly demoted Div 1 side would prove to be a good first test for the Fury. With a tough pre-season camp and a few new international DP additions to the squad (Keith O’Carroll, Guy Packham and Diego Marchi), the team looked to improve on last years season and challenge for promotion once again . First teamer, Brent Hanson also joined the squad after long-term injury struggles held him out of action last . . . → Read More: Div 2 – Match 1 – 2013/14 – NK Hrvat

Div 1 Match 1 2013/14 – AC Campobasso

The 2013/14 season kicked off in identical fashion to the previous campaign, with a 1-0 defeat of AC Campobasso.

The new pre-game handshake and photo-op added a sense of professionalism to the occasion, however Campo’s first few touches quickly dispelled any delusions of grandeur.

Campo, having lost the jewel in their crown (last years MVP Paraic Phelan) to Div 1 rivals Ajyal Tigers for an undisclosed fee, were flattered by the 1-0 scoreline. They produced no shots on target during the contest, whereas Rino’s were guilty of missing . . . → Read More: Div 1 Match 1 2013/14 – AC Campobasso

Soccer Resort Vancouver Cup Champions

Congratulations are in order for Brent Hanson, John Bligh and the rest of the championship team they assembled to conquer the men’s open division of this year’s Soccer Resort Vancouver Cup.  Another successful tournament has earned this group of Rino’s lads an invitation to Vegas to compete in another Soccer Resort competition.

Team Members:  Brent Hanson, John Bligh, Dylan Maxwell, Brent Petersen, Eoin Brady, Jordan Atkinson, Ali Pickett, Charlie Carrick, Daragh Fitzgerald, Barry Houlihan, and Greg Brown

Provincial Cup Dream Over, But Summer Soccer Awaits

Rino’s supporters were treated to 240 minutes of non-stop action this past Sunday as the fighting spirit of both Rino’s Fury and U-21 squads produced a pair of thrilling extra time affairs in the BCSA Provincial Cup.

The U-21’s kicked things off in the early match vs. Estrella de Chile. Rino’s boys controlled the tempo in the first half, but seemed to lack the cutting edge in the final third of the pitch. As luck would have it, Chile opened the scoring early in the 2nd half as a counter attack down the right flank lead to their player . . . → Read More: Provincial Cup Dream Over, But Summer Soccer Awaits

Two Rino’s Squads Set for Provincial Cup Kickoff This Sunday

Rino’s U-21 team have known for months that they would have a spot in this year’s BC Soccer Provincial Cup tournament. The early acknowledgment came as a result of a diminished FVSL division which fielded only 4 teams for the 2012/13 season, opening up extra spots for the competitive VMSL teams. Meanwhile, the VMSL Div 2 Rino’s Fury find themselves in a totally contrasting situation. Having feasted upon a little too much Christmas Turkey, the team posted a poor 1-2 record in January and slipped from the top of the table into a 3-way tie for second, missing out . . . → Read More: Two Rino’s Squads Set for Provincial Cup Kickoff This Sunday

Rino’s Vancouver SC Undefeated to Start the Season

Rino’s Vancouver SC opened the winter season in impressive style with their 5 teams winning 4 matches and tying 1, meaning the club remains undefeated after the first round of matches in the 2012/2013 VMSL season.

The Twin Arrows got things started off at noon on Saturday with a 5-1 demolition of TSA Royals “B” in CAT A division action. Stewart Prince and Stuart Macdonald set the pitch at Andy Livingstone ablaze, as both were multiple goal scorers in leading the line for the Twin Arrows. Rino’s Div 1 and U-21 teams then played simultaneously at 4pm. The Div 1’s prevailed in their home opener at Point Grey Secondary, where Cyrus Greenall scored the decisive goal in a 1-nil blanking of AC Campobasso (see highlight video after the jump). Meanwhile, the U-21’s enjoyed a comfortable 3-1 road victory over the Richmond TSS Olympics at Minoru Oval. Goals for the U-21’s were provided by Paul Kook, Kyle Reed, and Taylor Dickau.

The Bulldogs kicked their season of Sunday morning at Trillium with a 2-nil victory over GFC C-Men United. Team captain Brian Deo opened the scoring early in the first half, while Rino’s Fury gaffer Derrick Freedman sealed the game with a second half strike in his first competitive match in 10 months. Finally, the Fury dominated possession and created numerous chances in their afternoon game at Point Grey, but only Francarlos Leon could find the back of the net as they stumbled to a 1-1 draw with a hard-working West Van Royals side.

All 5 teams are back in action next weekend, starting with the U-21 home opener on Friday night.

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Rino’s Welcome Two New Affiliate Teams for the Winter 2012/2013 Season

Rino’s Vancouver SC are pleased to announce that two new teams have affiliated with the club for the 2012/2013 season.

Please welcome:

Rino’s Vancouver Twin Arrows (VMSL CAT A) Rino’s Fury WS Bulldogs (VMSL Masters Div 2)

The Twin Arrows are a Baha’i Soccer club that aim to promote the oneness of humanity through soccer, friendship, and service. The club has existed since 2001 and usually have a jam packed summer schedule as they enter various native tournaments around the province and recently participated in the Ultra Soccer League. The Twin Arrows will be affiliated with our Division 1 . . . → Read More: Rino’s Welcome Two New Affiliate Teams for the Winter 2012/2013 Season

2012-13 Rino's Vancouver Soccer Tryouts

Rino’s Vancouver SC will be holding open tryouts for the 2012-13 season.

Positions are available on all 3 of our competitive teams which play in Division 1, Division 2, and Under 21 of the Vancouver Metro Soccer League.

For more information on tryout dates and locations please contact us at: info@rinosvancouver.com

U-21’s Romp Into Provincial Semi Finals

Rino’s Vancouver SC U21 9 – 1 Langley United U21

On a summer-like Sunday afternoon, the hottest place in Vancouver was the back of Langley’s net as Rino’s young squad scorched the United keeper for 9 goals and matched their largest margin of victory this season. Goals were scored by 6 different players including goalkeeper Justin Roets, as the comprehensive victory sees Rino’s Vancouver SC Under-21 team advance to the BC Provincial Cup Semi Finals next weekend.

Rino’s fielded the same starting XI as they did in their previous round’s victory over West Van FC, and it didn’t take . . . → Read More: U-21’s Romp Into Provincial Semi Finals

U-21’s Knock Out Reigning VMSL Champions West Van FC

West Van FC U21 2 – 4 Rino’s Vancouver SC U21

Rino’s Vancouver SC Under-21 team staged a heroic 2nd half comeback on Sunday to upend the reigning VMSL League and Cup Champions, West Van FC on the strength of a hat-trick by Bezhar Mauloud. With Rino’s facing a 2-1 deficit and only 30 minutes remaining to play, Mauloud took the game by the scruff of the neck, scoring first with a free kick, then a penalty, and finally from open play.

West Van FC opened the scoring, late in the first half with a controversial goal resulting from . . . → Read More: U-21’s Knock Out Reigning VMSL Champions West Van FC