The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
Adam Nowland is a veteran of world soccer.
It is more than likely that when he was playing in the English Premiership he never imagined he’d one day be named PASL Player of the Week.
Player of the Week – Adam Nowland, Tacoma Stars
“Nowland, who came to the Stars by way of Blackpool, Nottingham Forest and West Ham United, was the league’s top scorer this weekend. His goal and assist on Saturday helped lead Tacoma to a 9-5 win over Phoenix. Nowland, 30, had his breakout indoor game on Sunday with four goals and two assists, clearing the way for a 13-5 win over the Monsoon.”
In a very short period of time Nowland has adapted to the indoor game. That’s no surprise to Stars manager Todd Stauber. “He’s a true professional,” Stauber says of Nowland. “If you can make it in the Premiership, then there is some big talent there. It is just a matter of shrinking the pitch. Adam is a very good player where ever he plays.”
Over the summer Nowland played with both the North Sound SeaWolves and then Washington Crossfire in the PDL. He came to those clubs after a spell with Tampa Bay, now in the NASL. Since coming to the Puget Sound area Nowland has gone from clean-cut outdoor player to long-haired rough and tumble indoor rising Star.
Nowland signed on as a coach with Washington Rush earlier this year. Since then the playing bug has bit again, in a big way. Nowland is taking his passion on the pitch indoors, and discovering a second wind, along with a second career, with arena soccer.