The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
WEST SEATTLE, Wash.— AC Seattle PH-America, the new local club in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), will call West Seattle home in its debut season. The club joins Emerald City FC and Issaquah SC, two other Seattle-area sides in the eight-club WPSL Northwest Division.
The Italian-based side that will also feature local players recently announced via the official club website that Sealth Stadium and Delridge Playfield will host league matches for the team.
Chief Sealth High School Stadium is a venue with bleacher seating, a roof, and Field Turf surface located at 2600 SW Thistle in the Delridge neighborhood in West Seattle.
Delridge Playfield is a community park located at 4458 Delridge Way SW.
“We are working with the city to see about ticket sales and food for home matches,” says AC Seattle’s Emily Magnotto.
“We are also working on creating a ‘Fan Package” deal which will include soccer gear, a dinner with the team and a soccer clinic for the children of families that buy the package.”
The club recently announced that practices will be open to the public.
AC Seattle spokesperson Emily Magnotto tells us, “Our goal with AC Seattle is to create a competitive team by ‘importing’ Italian soccer players from first and second divisions teams, and integrating them with local players to form a complete team for this summer season.”
Players will take advantage of the different league calendars to come to Seattle for more games and training.
“The Italian girls are able to participate because their season ends just as this season begins, and their next season begins as this one ends,” Magnotto says. “The timing is perfect and allows the players to continue training throughout the summer.”
“This will be a culture and soccer experience / exchange for all of the players, and of course we’re excited to have the Italians visit Washington and experience what this amazing city has to offer!”
The club also has reached out to the West Seattle Blog in regards to host families for the visiting players.
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AC Seattle Open Tryouts March 30-31
AC Seattle, which will feature top Italian players coming over for the summer, will also field American talent. The team has announced that open tryouts will take place March 30 and 31 from 6-8 PM at Delridge South.
More details are here.
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