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Northwest Soccer Legends Night Friday in Tacoma; Levesque added

TACOMA Wash. – On Friday, November 9th, the Tacoma Soccer Center will host the 1st Annual, “Northwest Soccer Legends Night,” for fans to get another glimpse of the top talent that has graced the area’s soccer fields through the years. The night’s feature event will be an indoor match at 7 PM, where two teams made up of past pros, will compete against each other on the brand new field turf at the Tacoma Soccer Center. Recent additions to the star-studded list of legends on at the event include Ray Evans, Gary Heale, Chance Fry, Gerry Gray, Neil Megson, Fran O’Brien, and Roger Levesque. Before and after the game, fans and players will have the opportunity to mingle and remember the “good old days.”

The event is a rare chance for fans to get another glimpse of the top talent that has graced the area’s soccer fields through the years. The night’s feature event will be the indoor match at 7pm, where two teams made up of past pros, will compete against each other on the brand new field turf at the Tacoma Soccer Center. Before and after the game, fans and players will have the opportunity to mingle and remember the “good old days.”

The Legends’ teams are highlighted by the celebrity coaches for each side, Brian Schmetzer and Jimmy McAllister. Schmetzer had a storied career in the NASL, including three years with the Seattle Sounders. He is currently the assistant coach for the Seattle Sounders FC. McAllister was the 1977 NASL Rookie of the Year and earned six caps with the U.S. national team. He is currently the Director of Coaching for the Seattle United youth soccer club.

Fans on hand for the Friday night event can expect to see former Seattle Sounders stars from the NASL, USL, and MLS, like Roger Levesque, Taylor Graham, Scott Jenkins, Erik Storkson, Leighton O’Brien, and Viet Nguyen. Along-side those players will be decades of professional experience with Sean Henderson, Neil Megson, Ezra Hendrickson, Dick McCormick, Darren Sawatzky, Chance Fry, Jason Farrell and more. Soccer fans will also recognize indoor soccer legends; Gary Heale, Joe Waters, Fran O’Brien, and Ralph Black. Please note that the appearance of Sounders FC coaches, Schmetzer and Hendrickson, is dependent on their playoff schedule.

Gates will open for the event at 5:00 pm on November 9th and tickets are $5 for all ages. Tickets will be sold at the Tacoma Soccer Center entrance on November 9th. Food and beverages are available for sale inside the facility, including the Far Post Sports Bar, overlooking the field. Fans can get their favorite players’ to sign autographs after the match. Players will stay after the game for a social event at the Tacoma Soccer Center. Fans are encouraged to hang out and reminisce with the Legends about the glory days.

The Tacoma Soccer Center is located on 2610 Bay Street, Tacoma, WA 918421. The indoor arena is located just off I-5 exit 135 toward Portland Avenue.

The Legends:

HONORARY COACHES
Brian Schmetzer (Pro Player 1980 – 1995, Coach 1995-Present)
Jimmy McAllister (Pro Player 1976 – 1986, Coach 1988 – Present)

PLAYERS
John Baretta (Pro Player 1979 – 1988, Coach 1988 – Present)
Tim Bartro (Pro Player 1982 – 1996, Coach 1997 – Present)
Fawzi Belall (Pro Player 1985-2012, Coach 2012 – Present)
Ralph Black (Pro Player 1981 – 1999, Coach 1997 – Present)
Tom Bunnell (Playing Career 1985-1987, Coach 1985- Present)
Ben Dragavon (Pro Player 2006 – 2009, Coach 2012 – Present)
Ray Evans (Pro Player 1967-1989)
Jason Farrell (Pro Player 1992-2004, Coach 2004-Present)
Chance Fry (Pro Player 1983-1997, Coach 1999-Present)
Taylor Graham (Pro Player 2003-2011)
Gerry Gray (Pro Player 1980 – 1991, Coach 2010-2011)
Gary Heale (Pro Player 1975 – 1995, Coach 1996 – Present)
Ezra Hendrickson (Pro Player 1996-2008, Coach 2009 –Present)
Sean Henderson (Pro Player 1994 – 2005, Coach 1999 – Present)
Scott Jenkins (Pro Player 1996– 2005, Coaching 2006 – Present)
Roger Levesque (Pro Player 2003-2012)
Dick McCormick (Pro Player 1988-2000, Coach 1997 – Present)
Neil Megson (Pro Player 1983 – 1998, Coach 1993 – Present)
Mike Morris (Pro Player 2006-2008, Coach 2008 – Present)
Viet Nguyen (Pro Player 1999 – 2005, Coach 1999 – 2012)
Fran O’Brien (Pro Player 1974– 1990, Coach 1992 – Present)
Leighton O’Brien (Pro Player 1999 – 2011, Coach 2002 – Present)
Dennis Sanchez (Playing Career 2005-2008, Coach 2010 – Present)
Darren Sawatzky (Pro Player 1995 – 2004, Coach 2005 – Present)
Drew Smiley (Pro Player 1995 – 2004, Coach 2005 – Present)
Todd Stauber (Pro Player 1994 – 2001, Coach 1998 – Present)
Erik Storkson (Pro Player 1997-2001, Coach 2004 – Present)
Danny Vaughn (Pro Player 1978-1982)
Joe Waters (Pro Player 1971 – 1992, Coach 1990 – 2012)

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2 comments on “Northwest Soccer Legends Night Friday in Tacoma; Levesque added

  1. Pingback: Legends reunite in Tacoma « goalWA.net

  2. sean mccaffery
    November 11, 2012

    no zungel or blasingame?

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