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Club news items and stories are listed below. To view a listing of MUFC Staff & Directors please see – MUFC Staff & Directors

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The MUFC U15 Boys Team battled hard during the 5 games they played over 6 days at the Nationals in Calgary, Alberta. They won 4 of their 5 games, scoring 12 goals and conceding only 3 goals in return, with 2 of their 5 games being shut outs, placing 5th out of a total of 12 teams.

Game results were as follows:

  • MUFC 6 vs. Yukon 0
  • MUFC 1 vs. Nova Scotia 0
  • MUFC 0 vs. Manitoba 1
  • MUFC 2 vs. Prince Edward Island 1
  • MUFC 3 vs. Alberta 1

A heart filled thank you to all of the sponsors, donors, parents, coaches, staff, Canada Soccer, BC Soccer, BCSPL and Mountain United for making the journey to Calgary possible!  We couldn’t have done it without you!

With special thanks, we would like to gratefully acknowledge the following donors:

  • Canada Soccer – Financial contribution towards airfare
  • BC Soccer
  • Mountain United – $4,000
  • All of those families and individuals who donated to the “GoFundMe” campaign – $2,500
  • West Vancouver Soccer Club- $250
  • Coast Capital – $250
  • Save On Foods (Kingsway, Burnaby) – $300
  • Superstore (Grandview, Vancouver) – $100
  • Superstore (Marine Drive, Vancouver) – $75
  • Superstore (Metropolis, Burnaby) – $50
  • Safeway (Kingsway, Burnaby) – $20

Posted on: October 18, 2017

MUFC – Partner Club Academy

MUFC Fall Academy for 2006 players will start Sunday October 1, 2017. Our Partner Clubs will assist us by identifying and recommending their best players for inclusion. Players train alongside similar players from other Clubs on Sunday evenings.

MUFC Academy is an exciting program for select players that is run by our Mountain coaches. The Fall and later on our Winter Academy programs, lead directly into our Intake Team Roster selections. Players attending our Academy programs enhance their chances of selection to our Intake Teams.



Posted on: September 20, 2017

Douglas College sign Bristow & Pettenon

The Douglas College Royals are pleased to announce the commitment of Ashley Bristow and Martina Pettenon to the 2017-2018 women’s soccer program. Both players come to the Royals from Mountain United FC.

Ashley and Martina are long time Mountain players and both are members of our first graduating class, having spent their whole competitive youth soccer (U13-U18) with MUFC. Congratulations girls you’ve done us proud, all the best at Douglas College!

Read the complete story here – Bristow & Pettenon sign with Douglas College

Posted on: June 7, 2017

MUFC partners with Novus

MUFC are proud to announce their partnership with telecommunications and internet service provider, Novus.

Since lighting up its first buildings in 1996 in Downtown Vancouver, Novus has expanded its fibre optic network in Metro Vancouver to also provide high speed Internet, Television, and Phone service to residential and business customers in Vancouver, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Richmond, and Surrey.

Proud of its local origins and deeply rooted in its community, Novus is a great supporter of many local groups and events that make the community a better place to live.

Novus’ Co-President & CFO, Doug Holman explains, “Helping to connect communities and fostering our relationship with those who live in them is one of our core goals at Novus.”

Which is why Novus felt it was a great fit to sponsor Mountain United FC.

From Novus’ Co-President and CLO, Donna Robertson, “We were thrilled to have the opportunity to support Mountain United FC and saw a perfect fit. We’re proud to be a part of the team.”

Posted on: March 13, 2017

MUFC – Destination Honda – Car Raffle-1

Congratulations to Glen Morris, the proud winner of Destination Honda’s beautiful new graphite grey Fit! Pictures to follow. Mountain appreciates Destination’s cooperation setting this up for our Club and making the process so simple.

Posted on: February 28, 2017

SFU Clan Women’s soccer sign 3 Mountain players

Coach Annie Hamel has recruited a trio of Mountain United FC stars to bolster her squad at the back. Annie is adding goalkeeper Mikayla Isobe (North Vancouver), fullback Nadia Hakeem (Coquitlam), and defensive midfielder Hollis Roeske (Vancouver).

Congratulations and good luck to to Hollis, Mikayla, and Nadia with the SFU Clan next fall. Please read the Clan Signs Five Dynamic High School Athletes story for full details.


Posted on: February 28, 2017

BCSPL League Cup 2016 Finals

1.3_BCPL_logo_rd2_2AAt the League Cup Finals in Surrey this weekend our Mountain teams played well. Unfortunately only two of our teams were victorious. It just wasn’t meant to be for most of our teams but on Saturday, as they have done all year, our U16 done boys found the road to a well deserved victory. On Sunday our U13 Girls kept us on the edge of our seats, winning a nail-biter in Penalty Kicks. Well done to all our teams and to our Championship G13 & B16 teams, congratulations!

BCSPL League Cup Finals results are as follows:
B13 – Mountain – 0 vs Metro Ford – 2
B15 – Mountain – 0 vs Metro Ford – 2
B16 – Mountain – 3 vs Coastal FC – 0
B17 – Mountain – 1 vs Thompson OK – 2
G13 – Mountain – 2 vs Metro Ford – 1

BCSPL recap and photos of the Finals: Boys Round up  Girls Round up

Posted on: November 20, 2016

U16 Boys Team at Nationals

team-natsOur MUFC U16 Boys showed very well at Nationals in Lethbridge Alberta. Their only loss was to the eventual champions, Alberta Juventus. We were scheduled to play for the Bronze medal vs Quebec but the game was cancelled due to snow. At this time there is no final determination of the Bronze medalists (perhaps co-medalists).

Thank you to our players, staff, and parents making the journey to Lethbridge and serving as Mountain ambassadors. Our U16-2000 Boys will be remembered for continuing Mountain’s solid efforts at National Championships.

Qualification Game Results as follows:

  • MUFC  3 vs Newfoundland 0
  • MUFC  1 vs Alberta 2
  • MUFC  10 vs New Brunswick 2
  • MUFC  3 vs Nova Scotia 1

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

U16 Boys Team headed to Nationals

mufc-b16-champs-1Our MUFC U16 Boys are on their way to Nationals in Lethbridge Alberta. The teams departs October 4th for games over the Thanksgiving Weekend. They are working hard in preparation, with hopes of bringing home a National title. The B-16 roster includes the following players and staff:

Patrick Ainge, Sam Boppart, Alasdair Coyle, Lorenzo De Bei, River Dennehy, Nishaan Dulay, Miles Gailunas, Dumars Graham, Ryan Hum, Ryu Ikeda, Max Kennett, Dustin Livingston, Stuart Loop, Benito Manzo, Jamie Marshall, Owen McBride, Devin O’Hea, Nick Sewchuck, and Alex Wallace. Please have a look at the Team Bio sheet

Coach – Dan Fairhurst; TD – Lee Tregonning; and Manager Howard Hum

Game schedule is as follows:

  • Oct 5th, 12:00pm against Newfoundland
  • October 6th 12:00pm against Alberta
  • October 7th 12:00pm against New Brunswick
  • October 8th 10:00am against Nova Scotia

The boys are honoured to represent British Columbia and Mountain United FC. They are looking forward to a memorable lifetime experience and  hopefully a National championship.

All the best boys, good luck!

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Whitecaps FC announce Residency rosters for 2016-17 season

WCaps-Small-NewWe are very proud to announce that fifteen MUFC players have been selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC to further their development. These U14, U15, & U16 players are transitioning into the Whitecaps FC Residency Program effective immediately. All of these players have been exceptional members of our Club and now join an already impressive list of MUFC players taking the step into Whitecaps programs. Congratulations to all players selected!

Please have a look at the Residency Roster announcements for all three Age-Groups:

Whitecaps U14 Residency
Juliano Campedelli DEF Vancouver
Brighton Fraser DEF North Vancouver
Kamron Habibullah MF Vancouver
Oliver Herbert DEF Burnaby
Hayden Isherwood GK North Vancouver
Evan Mitchell MF North Vancouver
Jake Oseen MF North Vancouver
Niko Sigur MF Burnaby
Lachlan Will MF West Vancouver
Whitecaps U15 Residency
Luca Alberti DEF/MF Burnaby
Yigal Bruk FOR West Vancouver
Deylen Vellios DEF/MF Burnaby
Whitecaps U16 Residency
Jake Ruby DEF North Vancouver
Nikolas Papakyriakopoulos MF/DEF New Westminster
Gurman Sangha MF Coquitlam
U14 Residency Team

U14 Residency Team

Posted on: September 11, 2016

BC Soccer High Performance Player Selections

BCSA-Logo-71pxCongratulations to all of those players selected to the July 2016 BC Soccer HP Programming. As usual there are many Mountain players selected.

BC Soccer’s 2016 High Performance Program (HPP) which is designed to support the EA Sports BCSPL along with Whitecaps FC Residency and BC REX Programs, will continue with its second camp of 2016. The HPP will continue to provide a platform for high-performance youth players to be assessed by both those of Whitecaps FC and Canada Soccer programs.

Read the full story on the BC Soccer website – BC Soccer’s 2016 High Performance Program and please have a look at the Player Selections here:
July 2016 Female Player Selections
July 2016 Male Player Selections

Posted on: July 8, 2016

Provincial Premier Cup Finals – Results

BCSoccerLogoThis might not be the PC way to say this but…  Mountain United kicked *** this weekend! 4 Provincial Champions!!!

What a display by all our teams in Kelowna on Saturday and Sunday. We dominated 2 of the games and were in position to win all 6 of our matches. In the end we came up just short in 2 of the games while winning the other 4.

Our U14 Boys played a great game but just couldn’t find the back of the net and lost 0-1.  Meanwhile the U16 Girls lost a heart-breaker 8-9 in PK’s. Two tough losses to be sure but both were great games and our teams should be proud of how they handled themselves. Well done!

Our first Provincial Champions of the weekend were the U13 Boys, they dominated Fusion, winning by a comfortable 5-1 margin. In similar fashion the U16 Boys were all over the Coastal team and cruised to a 4-0 win. On the Girls side our U15’s won a close one over Fraser Valley while the U18’s made things very exciting, they waited till overtime to finally pull ahead of Surrey United in an exciting 2-1 win.

All things considered this was an incredible weekend for the Club. To all our players & team staff as well as all the parents that made the journey to be a part of the Provincial Championships, amazing job! Congratulations!!!

FINALS Results:
U13 Boys 2003: Mountain – 5 vs Fusion FC – 1
U14 Boys 2002: Fraser Valley – 1 vs Mountain – 0
U16 Boys 2000: Coastal FC – 0 vs Mountain – 4
U15 Girls 2001: Mountain – 2 vs Fraser Valley – 1
U16 Girls 2000: Mountain 0 vs Metro Ford – 1 (9-8 PK’s)
U18 Girls 1998: Mountain – 2 (OT) vs Surrey United – 1

MUFC G15 2001 - Champions

MUFC G15 2001 – Champions

MUFC B16 2000 - Champions

MUFC B16 2000 – Champions

MUFC G16 2000 - Runners-Up

MUFC G16 2000 – Runners-Up


MUFC G18 1998 – Champions


Posted on: June 27, 2016

Provincial Premier Cup Finals June 2016

BCSoccerLogoThompson Okanagan FC are hosting BC Soccer’s Provincial Premier Cup Finals in Kelowna this weekend – June 25 & 26. Mountain is well represented with 6 of our teams making the journey up the Coquihalla Highway in search of a Provincial Cup in the sunny Okanagan. Here are the matches for the Cup, good luck to all our teams this weekend!

U13 Boys: Mountain-03 vs Fusion FC – SAT Parkinson #9 – 1:30pm
U14 Boys: Fraser Valley vs Mountain-02 – SAT Apple Bowl – 2:30pm
U16 Boys: Coastal FC vs Mountain-00 – SAT Apple Bowl – 11:00am
U15 Girls: Mountain-01 vs Fraser Valley – SUN Parkinson #9 – 2:30pm
U16 Girls: Mountain-00 vs Metro Ford – SUN Apple Bowl – 11:00am
U18 Girls: Mountain-98 vs Surrey United – SUN Apple Bowl – 4:00pm

Mountain had 8 teams in the in the Semi-Finals last weekend, unfortunately both our U13 Girls & U15 Boys lost  in very close games that could have gone either way. It would have been incredible to have 8 teams in the Cup Finals but these two teams will probably be there next year.

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Provincial Premier Cup – June 2016

BCSPL-Logo-NewThe Provincial Premier Cup for the top 4 BCSPL League teams in each U13-U18 Division begins with the Semi-Finals on June 18 – 19.

Format for 2016: Single Knock out, Semi-finals and Final game
Semi Finals: June 18 – 19
1st place hosts 4th place
2nd place hosts 3rd place

Finals: June 25 and 26, 2016
Finals Host: Thompson Okanagan FC
Venue: Apple Bowl, Kelowna BC


Posted on: May 16, 2016

2016 Whitecaps FC Showcase – All Stars

CapsLogo-130Congratulations to the following MUFC players selected to 2016 Whitecaps FC Showcase – All Star Teams. See the complete Whitecaps FC Showcase All-Star listing…

Pierson Stanley
Gurman Sanga
Patrick Dominguez
Matthew Miki

Giuliana Zaurrini
Jessica Ambrosio
Anisha Sangha


Posted on: May 6, 2016

2016 BC Soccer High Performance Program

Mountain United FC congratulates the following players on their selection to the BC Soccer High Performance Program Camps in January. Once again, MUFC is very well-represented in the provincial program with 42 players participating.

Boys Girls
Ethan Dong Jennifer Hashimoto
Brighton Fraser Sophie Hill
Kamron Habibullah Mia Pante
Oliver Herbert Aislin Streicek
Hayden Isherwood Kayla Campbell
Luca Martinelli McKinley Kennedy
Jake Oseen Clara Liu
Niko Sigur Molly Quarry
Yi-An Studenov Savannah Bauder
Lachlan Will Seren Green
Luca Alberti Sarah Paul
Lucas Booth Solaine Sasakamoose
Yigal Bruk Jessica Ambrosio
Lucas Dasovic Sofie Damian
Simone Masi Mya Fraser
Deylen Vellios Sayla Ishida-Briggs
Marco Consiglio Teagan Mackay
Ethan Duggan Lauren Padmoff
Miles Gailiunas Danae Robillard
Owen McBride Janika Sangha
Samuel Boppart
Jake Ruby
Posted on: January 25, 2016

Canada Soccer brings U14-17 Girl’s to National EXCEL Camp

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Canada Soccer National EXCEL 14-17 director Bev Priestman is getting a strong start to 2016, a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup year, with a National Excel development camp in Vaughan, ON.

Priestman has brought 24 players into camp, as she prepares to select the team that will represent Canada at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship taking place in Grenada 3-13 March 2016. The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 in September and October 2016.

With an exciting and challenging 2016 ahead for the 14-17 National EXCEL group, the first contact of the year will provide an opportunity to build on the 2015 curriculum covered, while preparing and assessing the players ahead of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship.

Read the Full Story

Posted on: January 24, 2016

BCSPL League Cup Champions!

Our club finished the Mini-Season in fine fashion, winning 3 BCSPL League Cups. Three of our four League Cup Finalists were crowned champions, our G14-2001, G16-1999, and G17-1998. Our G15-2000 team finished runner up after losing on a penalty shoot out. Please see the complete story – Exciting League Cup Finals    Noticeable support at the Finals from Whitecaps FC, they have produced this – Finals Video Recap

Congratulations to all our teams, well done!

Posted on: December 11, 2015

Emma Regan called up to Canada’s Under 20 Team

EmmaReganEmma is doing more than making Waves! Former MUFC player and current U13 Girls Assistant Coach Emma Regan has been called up to Canada’s Under 20 Roster.

Canada Soccer announced on Thursday that Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX defender Emma Regan has been called up to the 20-player roster for the 2015 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship. On the road to the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, Canada will participate in qualifying at the eight-team CONCACAF finals from December 3 to 13 in San Pedro Sula, HON. Read the full Emma Regan called up to Canada story. Congratulations Emma!

Posted on: November 27, 2015

University night for 1999/1998 players

On Wednesday, November 25/26, Mountain United FC will be hosting a University night at Fortius, Burnaby.  We have invited all the local Mens and Womens University/College coaches to attend. The event will consist of a Q & A session held in Fortius at 7pm for players and parents of our 99/98 teams, then followed by a game at 8:30pm at Fortius field.

Posted on: November 24, 2015

MUFC – Club Appreciation Night Nov 23

Only a week away now, MUFC’s 3rd annual Appreciation Night is going to be a ton of fun!

Posted on: November 18, 2015

Nationals – G16-1999’s step up

Nationals-Logo-2Our MUFC Girls U16 1999 team has taken yet another step forward. These girls sure didn’t let a disappointing loss at the Provincial Championships in June affect them for very long.  The team was asked to sub-in for a team that couldn’t make the Nationals in Surrey, no problem, they’re on it.

Our Provincial Champion U18 1997 team couldn’t manage a roster at the Nationals due to post-secondary commitments. Having the 1999 girls step in as our lone National’s team meant a lot to our Club, they didn’t disappoint and we really appreciate their efforts!

This team has come a long way since the initial tryouts years ago.  Struggling their first two years to win a game they have constantly improved to the point where this year they are one of the top teams in the Premier League.

At Nationals in Surrey they compiled a respectable record. They lost close games to top teams while winning 2, tying 1 and losing 2. They are now ranked 9th in the country, well done girls! Here is their Nationals scorecard:

Nova Scotia lost 2-1
Quebec lost 3-1
New Brunswick 1-1
PEI won 11-0
Yukon won 10-0

Posted on: October 18, 2015

Lee Tregonning – TD Series Interview

z-Lee-InterviewMountain FC technical director Lee Tregonning takes time out to answer BC Soccer Central’s Technically Tuesday interview questions. Read the full story at BC Soccer Central’s – An Interview with Lee Tregonning

Posted on: October 2, 2015

Provincial Premier Cup

Luca-Original-SquareMountain United FC hosted BC Soccer’s Provincial Premier Cup Finals at the Burnaby Lake West field complex last Sunday June 28, 2015. Boys and Girls games in each of the U13, U14, U15, U16 and U18 Divisions vying for Provincial Championships were played simultaneously on fields 1 & 3.

BC Soccer staff and Board members assisted with the organization of the event and were also on hand for Awards presentation to all Winners and Runners-up. Representatives from MUFC’s Districts and Club’s were in attendance, as were staff and directors from the various BCSPL Clubs. MUFC thanks everyone for being a part of the League’s Premier event. The venue was set, the weather was perfect, all that remained…. the games!

MUFC was well represented with 4 of our teams in the Championships. Our U13 Boys started the day off in typical fashion by falling behind 1-0 early in the game to Fraser Valley but roared back to take control of the game and come away with a deserved 4-2 decision. Next up for MUFC was our U15 Boys, they controlled the game early and led 1-0 but in a wildly exciting 2nd half which saw 6 goals, they came up one goal short losing 4-3 to the Metro Ford team that simply refused to quit.

G16-1One the girls side our U16 Girls were in for a tough match with League winners from Coastal. Our girls played a spirited game, all the while maintaining their MUFC style of play, but couldn’t manage a goal losing 3-0 to the Coastal girls. MUFC’s U18 Girls controlled much of their match versus Surrey United and prevailed by a 3-1 score.



All things considered the day was a resounding success. MUFC came away with Provincial Champions at U13 Boys & U18 Girls, disappointing losses in U15 Boys & U16 Girls are painful but our teams played  MUFC soccer throughout. Congratulations to all participants!

Results of all games:
U13 Mountain United FC 4-2 Fraser Valley Premier
U14 Surrey United 1-0 Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC
U15 Coquitlam Metro-Ford FC 4-3 Mountain United FC
U16 Surrey United 2-0 Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC
U18 Surrey United (U18) 2-1 Surrey United (U17)

U13 Coastal FC 3-1 Surrey United SC
U14 Fusion FC 3-0 Coastal FC
U15 Fusion FC 2-1 Fraser Valley Premier
U16 Coastal FC 3-0 Mountain United FC
U18 Surrey United 1-3 Mountain United FC

B13-2002 Staff & TD

B13-2002 Staff & TD








G16-1999 Silver Medalists


Posted on: July 11, 2015

Whitecaps announce Sea-to-Sky Academy

WCaps-Small-NewVancouver Whitecaps FC announce the launch of a new Sea-to-Sky Regional Academy Centre to be based in Squamish and in partnership with Squamish Youth Soccer Association (SYSA), Whistler Youth Soccer Club (WYSC), and Pemberton Youth Soccer Association (PYSA). Read the full story – Whitecaps announce Sea-to-Sky Regional Academy.

Posted on: June 7, 2015

North Shore Girls SC vs Cameroon Nationals

The NorthNSG-vs.Cameroon Shore Girls SC are taking on the Cameroon National Team on Sunday, May 17th on Windsor Turf field at 4:00pm.  This is a tune up game for the World Cup with ticket proceeds (by donation) used to raise funds for the Cameroon National Team to help their stay in Canada be an unforgettable one.

This should be a great game and it’s really close to home, come and watch the excitement!


Posted on: May 10, 2015

Girl Talk: Women inspiring girls in soccer and life

Ella Sandoval-Carlsten (MUFC U16 team) would like to invite you to an event that she is putting on at Fortius called Girl Talk: Women inspiring girls in soccer and life. Canadian Women’s National Team Members, along with former US Olympic and World Cup player and current ESPN Soccer announcer, Julie Foudy (via video) will talk to young female players from Mountain United FC about their experiences in soccer and what it takes to get to the highest levels in their sport.

When:  Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where:  Fortius Sport and Health, 3713 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5B 3B8

 If you are interested in attending, please visit this link to purchase a ticket:

In anticipation of the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada this summer, we hope to raise awareness for women in sport and the unique challenges and successes facing girls and women as shared by these experienced players.  All proceeds from this event will benefit Soccer without Borders and Canada Scores, two organizations dedicated to supporting youth sport and development both domestically and abroad. I will also be auctioning off signed jerseys from the Canadian Women’s National Team at the event. We will also be collecting new or gently used soccer equipment which will be donated to the charities. Please bring any equipment to practices, games or to this event and give it to me. Equipment donations will be collected until June 30th.

Posted on: April 17, 2015

MUFC Announces new Technical Director

Lee-2-WebWe are very pleased to announce that Lee Tregonning will be Mountain United FC’s new Technical Director. The Club received applications from a large number of quality candidates and Lee was selected from a short list of excellent prospective TD’s.

Lee is a long time Mountain coach dating back to the Club’s Y-League roots. His skill set and understanding of the Club will serve him well going forward as he guides MUFC into the next phase in it’s evolution. We feel he is a perfect fit for our Club and welcome him him into his new role as Technical Director, congratulations Lee!

Lee steps into the spotlight, (and right in front of Club Chair – Mark Berry) as he signs his contract in the photo above.

Posted on: March 22, 2015

Frank Ciaccia steps down as MUFC Technical Director

FrankCiacciaFrank Ciaccia will be leaving Mountain United FC to assume a new position with the Vancouver Whitecaps. As Residency Recruitment Officer, Frank will be responsible for the identification and recruitment of domestic and international players for the Whitecaps Residency and Pre-Residency Programs. The MUFC Board congratulates Frank on his placement with the Whitecaps, we recognize this is a positive move and a great opportunity for him but we are very sad to see him leave our Club.

A key player in the formation of the BCSPL League, Frank has been more than instrumental in creating and leading one of the League’s Premier Clubs. Frank’s professionalism and dedication is infectious, our players, club, and the BCSPL League are all the better for his efforts.

Congratulations  Frank, we can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for our Club. All the best to you!


Posted on: February 28, 2015

3 Former MUFC Players will play in Women’s NTC Tournament

mountain-fc-girlsOnce again, three outstanding former MUFC players will be pulling on National Team jerseys. Julia Grosso, Emma Regan and Camila Gomez have been called into the National Team as they participate in the U17 Women’s NTC Invitational Tournament to be held at the US Soccer NTC in Carson, California beginning February 11th. It will be a very competitive tournament for these girls as they will face the defending FIFA U17 World Cup Champions, Japan in their first match followed by the host, USA then Mexico in their final match. Please read the complete details in this Canadian U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational Tournament news story.

Congratulations to Julia, Emma and Camila! Good luck to them and the Canadian Team at the tournament.

Soccer Canada

Posted on: January 30, 2015

MUFC Continues to Excel in Player Development

The Vancouver Whitecaps and BC Soccer have announced the inaugural roster for Western Canada’s first Regional EXCEL Centre (REX). Of the 22 players selected, eight are former MUFC players – Emma Hooton (2001), Camila Gomez-Hernandez (2000), Julia Grosso (2000), Emma Regan (2000), Sophie Damian (2000), Faith O’Neill (1999), Simmrin Dhaliwal (1997) and Rachel Jones (1997). In addition, Emma Humphries who most recently coached the MUFC 1998 and 2001 Girls teams, has been named as Girls Elite REX and Academy Assistant Coach.

When asked to comment, MUFC’s Technical Director, Frank Ciaccia was naturally delighted at the announcements,   “Since inception, this Club has maintained an unwavering commitment to player development and advancement. This philosophy is the core of our operations and our coaches respect it. The BC Soccer 2-Year Review of the BCSPL revealed MUFC was leading the way in the advancement of players at 30%. To now have this additional group into REX along with Emma, truly validates our efforts and we couldn’t be more proud. I will add this also reflects the fine work our grassroots partner Clubs are doing with these young players. Their programs are doing well in readying these players for the BCSPL standard. Congratulations to all of the girls selected to the REX”. 

For more information on the program and the complete roster, please visit this link:

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Posted on: January 14, 2015

Mountain United FC Appreciation Night 2014

MUFC held its 2nd Annual Club Appreciation Night on November 17th at the Kay Meek Center in West Vancouver. The event was extremely well attended by staff, players, parents, partners, sponsors and supporters. A big thank you to the members of the Organizing Committee for their extraordinary efforts in making this event a huge success.

Mr. Victor Montagliani, President of the Canadian Soccer Association was on hand to deliver an inspiring message, which was very well received by all in attendance. We thank Vic for contributing so generously to our event.

In addition to recognizing our staff, partners and sponsors for their work and ongoing support, a number of Awards were presented.

Player of Distinction Awards

Girls Boys
Molly Quarry Deylen Vellios
Emma Hooton Miles Gailiunas
Camila Gomez-Hernandez Jake Ruby
Ella Sandoval-Carlsten Alan Camacho
Rachel Kordysz Chris Damian
Christina Dickson Nick Bailey

Mountain United FC Female Player of the Year Award – Camila Gomez-Hernandez

Mountain United FC Male Player of the Year Award – Jake Ruby

Mountain United FC Team of the Year Award – U17 Boys

Congratulations to all of the Award recipients and our thanks to the many that attended our Appreciation Night!

Posted on: November 19, 2014

Four MUFC Teams to Challenge for the BCSPL Cup

BCSPL-Logo-NewCongratulations to our U14 Girls, U14 Boys, U17 (97) Girls and U17 Boys on reaching the Final of the BCSPL League Cup to be played in Coquitlam, November 15th and 16th, 2014. Following a successful Phase Two of BCSPL play, these teams worked their way through playoff eliminations to claim places in the Finals. For more information and the complete schedule, please read this 2014 EA Sports BCSPL League Cup Finals media release.

Here is this weekend’s schedule for our Mountain teams, good luck everyone!

Saturday, November 15
U14 Boys: Coastal FC vs Mountain United FC: Town Center East 2:30pm
U17 Boys: Surrey United SC vs Mountain United FC: Town Center West 12:30pm

Sunday, November 16
U14 Girls: Surrey United SC vs Mountain United FC: Town Center West 12:30pm
U17 Girls: Mountain United FC (97) vs Surrey United SC (98): Town Center West 3:00pm




Posted on: November 12, 2014

MUFC Captures First National Championship Medal

B17-National-Bronze-WebCongratulations to the U17 Boys who capped a fantastic tournament by claiming the Bronze Medal at the CSA National Club Championships. The team was only defeated once in its five matches, a loss to Ontario in the semi-finals, but stepped up in their final match to outlast Alberta in an exciting penalty shootout for Bronze. There were exceptional performances turned in by many of the players over the course of the week. Two in particular, Dzenan Bezdrob and Ola Ajibike were awarded the Golden Boot as top goal scorers. Well done to all of the Boys and Coaches on this terrific achievement and delivering the first National Medal to MUFC. For further coverage please read the Burnabynow story


Posted on: October 17, 2014

Grouse Mountain – 2nd Annual One Climb – June 14th

WWater-Logo-Web-MedGrouse Mountain / Whistler Water is gearing up for their 2nd annual One Climb, set for June 14 on the Grouse Grind.  The event is a challenge out to Lower Mainland youth, community members and business leaders to dress in blue and “flood the Grind,” all to raise funds for Free The Children water projects in Kenya. 100 percent of the funds raised through Whistler Water One Climb will support Free The Children’s special water project in Kipsongol, Kenya, where thousands of people lack access to clean water for drinking, sanitation and hygiene.

WW-OneClimb-2014-Web-Banner2Last year, more than 1,800 people registered for Whistler Water One Climb and collectively raised more than $110,000 for a Free The Children water project in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya.  Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Whistler Water One Climb, our team is aiming to make this Grouse Grind event even bigger in 2014.  Not only are we looking to surpass last year’s attendance and fundraising, we’re working on an unforgettable event day experience that includes pop star Victoria Duffield along with the band Neverest, Free The Children’s Spencer West, and Hannah Alper, and much more. It will be an awesome way to celebrate the start of summer and make a difference in the world!

It’s easy to register by visiting Just follow the prompts to register and set up a fundraising page. Plus there are tools on the website to help with fundraising efforts and more information on One Climb.


Posted on: May 8, 2014

Mountain United FC in Africa?

U-6Yes, through a donation of kit and equipment together with UBC and Quest University, Mountain United FC has established a presence in Africa, specifically Uganda. By way of an MUFC parent and her friend, we have been connected to the “Hidden Talent & Abetavu Children’s Home”. To see the incredible work being done by Carli Travers and Robert Birungi for the children of Uganda, please visit their website, and in the meantime, enjoy these extraordinary photos as MUFC takes on UBC for the “Abetavu Cup”.