Penalty Pro Soccer joins as goalWA sponsor, announces fun summer events
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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 match days! Take a look here to see some of what they have planned: http://penaltyprosoccer.com/rules.html From PPS: Every registered participant can bring as many friends & … Continue reading

Washington’s pro / semi-pro clubs by US Soccer ‘division’
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Washington’s pro / semi-pro clubs by US Soccer ‘division’

Around the world soccer (football, futbol, calcio, voetbol) uses FIFA and FA (Football Association) designated “divisions” to classify where clubs stand in the hierarchy of the scene. Generally these divisions are of less use in the United States where promotion and relegation up and down the “ladders” is not in practice. Still, we can get … Continue reading

Seattle soccer fan plans to dribble to Brazil for 2014 World Cup
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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 Northwest. You will find me running Green Lake, on the soccer pitch, or at a local pub rooting on my favorite local team, the Seattle … Continue reading

State of Soccer: The Women’s game in Washington
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State of Soccer: The Women’s game in Washington

How does the ‘pyramid’ of adult women’s soccer look these days in the state of Washington? Thanks to the arrival of Seattle Reign FC and the new NWSL, we’ve got clubs at every level, or what some might call ‘divisions.’ The term ‘division’ is common in Europe and elsewhere where promotion and relegation are in … Continue reading

Video Buzz: Seattle tops Portland in battle of bartenders
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Video Buzz: Seattle tops Portland in battle of bartenders

Novo Fogo, self-described as “a microdistillery living “the simpler life” in Morretes, Brasil and Bellevue, USA,” recently sponsored an indoor soccer match between bartenders from Seattle and Portland as part of Portland Cocktail Week 2012. The Seattle mixers traveled south and blended a 10:4 win over the Rose City pour-people. See a video reel above, … Continue reading

Picture Perfect: Send us a shot of your club tattoo
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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 way. Although it is fun to see soccer tattoos from around the globe, we are specifically interested in Washington state club-related ones. If you have … Continue reading

Video Buzz: FIFA Soccer 13 hyped at Pax 2012 in Seattle
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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 reactions to their FIFA Soccer 13 video game. See the video below. Pax is video convention for gamers and the ones that love them. http://prime.paxsite.com/Continue reading

Picture Perfect: Graphic artist Gerald Pearson makes a Sounders flag
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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 matches by creating color. Graphic artist Gerald Pearson did just that by designing and then painting the flag below to honor what was then a … Continue reading

Video Buzz: Celebrating World Freestyle Day around the planet
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Video Buzz: Celebrating World Freestyle Day around the planet

September 1st, 2012 was World Freestyle Football Day as thousands of freestylers from around the globe participated in an online homage to their favorite pastime. Cole Morgan of Seattle Freestyle Soccer headed north to BC to hang out with some friends. Around the globe ‘stylers did their thing and recorded it for all the world to … Continue reading

Live Breathe Futbol: Nigerian-born designer in Seattle to grow soccer clothing business
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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 a start-up soccer clothing brand he established and is trying to take to the next level by coming to Seattle for a few months. Olaloye … Continue reading

Final Standings: Washington clubs fare well in PDL, W-League, WPSL
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Final Standings: Washington clubs fare well in PDL, W-League, WPSL

Three of the leagues goalWA.net follows as we cover local soccer have completed their regular seasons. (The PCSL has one match to go. Bellingham United is assured entrance into two post-season tournaments.) The PDL, PCSL, W-League and WPSL are all headed into the playoff phase and the state of Washington has a club in the … Continue reading

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Ref Focus: Boys, Girls and how referees call their matches

Ray Moffatte Jr. is back with another entry in our “Ref Focus” soccer refereeing series. Is it any different when reffing a female soccer match as opposed to a male one? There is plenty of talk about coaching to genders. Here’s what Ray had to say… Continue reading