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The Wash: Forging the look of Evergreen Premier League clubs

The Wash is David Falk’s take on the world of soccer in The WA. Read previous columns here. by David Falk It’s an exciting time for the Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA). … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The STATE of Soccer’s Future

Editor’s preface: Timothy and I first talked about the “STATE” of soccer in Washington while sitting in the bleachers at a Kitsap Pumas match. He said he had been working … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

People behind the EPLWA: David Falk, Coordinator

The Evergreen Premier League is being built and soon applications will be posted online for clubs to officially request entry into the exciting, statewide, premier adult league that is working … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Penalty Pro Soccer joins as goalWA sponsor, announces fun summer events

goalWA.net is pleased to welcome http://www.PenaltyProSoccer.com as a sponsor to our local soccer news website. This innovative new company provides soccer experiences you won’t get out on the pitch on … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

GOLD CUP in Seattle: Panama uses late penalty kick to top Martinique (photos, video)

SEATTLE, WA  – (CONCACAF.com) Gabriel Torres converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute to boost Panama to a 1-0 Group A victory over ten-man Martinique in the CONCACAF Gold … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Big week in WPSL includes playoff races, Evergreen Cup decider

It’s a big week in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Northwest Conference as clubs from Washington and Oregon fight for seeding in the post-season and the Washington clubs jostle … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Balanced schedule highlights 2013 Ruffneck Cup competition

The 2013 Ruffneck Cup (home page) will be awarded to the Puget Sound club that can best accomplish the task of the cup slogan: “beat thy neighbor.” The Kitsap Pumas, … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

RATS featured in Seattle video spotlight

SEATTLE, Wash. —Recreational Adult Team Soccer (RATS) of Seattle is featured in an 8-minute profile video posted by Women in the Arts NW. See the show below. From http://www.SeattleRats.org: Recreational … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Seattle soccer fan plans to dribble to Brazil for 2014 World Cup

SEATTLE, Wash.- “Hello, I’m Richard Swanson from the Emerald City, Seattle, Washington,” starts the introduction on http://www.BreakawayBrazil.com. “I’m a avid runner, soccer player, and all around lover of the Pacific … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 5 Comments

Soccer history revealed in Seattle Times ebay photos

A collection of Seattle Times soccer photos from the mid 1980′s to early 1990′s are currently for sale on ebay. goalWA.net grabbed the watermarked versions in our ongoing efforts to … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Picture Perfect: Send us a shot of your club tattoo

goalWA.net is starting a gallery collection of pics of supporter tattoos for Washington-based soccer clubs. We are looking for photos of fans who have inked their clubs in a permanent … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Here’s to you, Sounders fans!

Sunday is “Fan Appreciation Night” for the Sounders as they finish their home regular season MLS schedule against FC Dallas. goalWA.net presents the photos below in honor of another record-setting … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ruffneck helps scarf West Seattle Soccer Club

WEST SEATTLE, Wash.—Former West Seattle Soccer Club President Bill Fry knew a little something was “missing.” Fry has seen West Seattle Soccer Club continue to grow its numbers, but when it … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Video Buzz: FIFA Soccer 13 hyped at Pax 2012 in Seattle

If you understood any of the headline of this post, then congratulations, you are a gamer. EASports has just uploaded a video from Pax 2012, held in Seattle, that shows … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sounders “Caveman Fan” photo goes viral on Facebook with over 40,000 views

by David Falk There was a huge spike in traffic on the goalWA.net Facebook page over the weekend sending it to a new record for people reached. Tracing the spike … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · 4 Comments

Picture Perfect: Graphic artist Gerald Pearson makes a Sounders flag

Seattle soccer fans could hardly wait for the debut of the Sounders into Major League Soccer back in 2009. One way to pass the time was to get ready for … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Video Buzz: Graffiti art connected to the world’s game

by David Falk If soccer is the sport of the people and the pulse of the streets around the world, it only makes sense then that “football” also is a … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Live Breathe Futbol: Nigerian-born designer in Seattle to grow soccer clothing business

Live Breathe Futbol. It kind of sounds like what many people in the state of Washington do on a daily basis, doesn’t it? For Ebun Olaloye the saying is also … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · 3 Comments

Adult League Spotlight: Seattle area V-League

The Washington State Vietnamese Soccer Association (WSVSA, http://www.wsvsa.net/index.html) hosts the V-League, a Seattle-area adult soccer league. The 2012 V-League ran from April 8 to June 10. “The Washington State Vietnamese … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

West Coast Liverpool fans share their trip to Boston

The last time we checked in with Alisha and Josh Weiss they were running a Liverpool supporters gear shop online out of Poulsbo, Washington. Times change and the family now … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Whitman goalkeeper Bathurst: from Walla Walla to Stoke for training

Michael Bathurst returns to Whitman Missionaries soccer this fall with an enviable training experience in his rearview mirror. The Portland, Oregon native trained with Stoke City of the Premiership in … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

June 16: A Tournament to help Seattle’s Edin Džeko

On Saturday June 16 at Soundview playfield in North Seattle a special tournament will be held to benefit local soccer player and fan Edin Džeko. goalWA.net spoke with one of … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Think Tank FC: Owning, running a soccer club in Washington State

Today marks the debut of what could be an ongoing conversation on goalWA.net about owning and running FC’s in the state of Washington. Do you have a dream to found … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · 8 Comments

Soccer Fix: Eleven home matches this week around greater Puget Sound

Feel like getting out and watching some high quality local soccer? This is the week for you! The greater Puget Sound area will see eleven home matches hosted by eight clubs from six … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant – Seattle will be rocking during EURO 2012

Seattle, WA. - June 8 marks the start of EURO 2012 and soccer fans at Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown Seattle will create an unrivaled atmosphere benefitting one of … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Video Buzz: Santa Maria Rivera’s ‘Improbable Life’ in soccer on film

Santa Maria Rivera was once a player for the Seattle Sounders of the USL. That’s only part of his soccer and life story, though. Recently a 22-minute short film about … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ruffneck Cup kicks off Saturday with Sounders U-23′s at Kitsap Pumas

Seattle, Wash. — Ruffneck Scarves and goalWA.net today announce the birth of the Ruffneck Cup, a derby rivalry cup between the Puget Sound’s Premier Development League (PDL) soccer clubs that … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Soccer Ball Car drives fun for Kent’s Code Four Athletics

Code Four Athletics, a Seattle-area based soccer specialty brand, loves to hit the road. If you’ve seen their cool company car, you’d understand why: It’s a black-and-white VW Beetle that … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jet City Auxiliary Support the Sounders Women

200+ Sounders Women supporters unite, forming largest independent supporter group of a women’s soccer club in the Pacific Northwest.

May 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

“SOCRMOM” Washington plate goes to auction to kick Cancer

Margaret Hedlund is willing to make a sacrifice for the sake of a good cause. Her license plate is up for auction. A winning bid sends the proceeds to Relay for … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Seattle’s Jalen Markey scores for U-18 US Nationals

Sounders FC U16 defender Jalen Markey scored a goal for the Under-18 U.S. Men’s National Team in a 3-2 loss to Ventura County Fusion (PDL) on Saturday, March 31. Markey … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

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