The Wash: Spring brings new beginnings in semi-pro and amateur adult soccer
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The Wash: Spring brings new beginnings in semi-pro and amateur adult soccer

The Spring of 2014 is upon us and you’ll want to keep both eyes wide open to catch all the special moments as adult amateur and semi-pro soccer in the state of Washington brings fresh faces, new teams and even a new league into the public view. What’s new in the PDL: The Kitsap Pumas … Continue reading

Taylor Peay jumps from PDL SeaWolves (now Gunners) to MLS
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Taylor Peay jumps from PDL SeaWolves (now Gunners) to MLS

ISSAQUAH, WA — The North Sound SeaWolves were Taylor Peay’s last PDL stop before being drafted by the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer. The University of Washington defender played in Edmonds during the summer of 2013 before the club changed to the Puget Sound Gunners of Issaquah. The Portland Timbers selected North Sound SeaWolves … Continue reading

Puget Sound Gunners (formerly SeaWolves FC) announce tryouts, new logo
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Puget Sound Gunners (formerly SeaWolves FC) announce tryouts, new logo

ISSAQUAH, WA — Following their partnership with the Issaquah Soccer Club, the North Sound SeaWolves FC are proud to announce that the club has rebranded, and will play in the 2014 PDL season as the Puget Sound Gunners FC. “We have affiliated with one of the biggest youth organizations in the northwest region, Issaquah Soccer Club,” said President … Continue reading

EPLWA Notes: South Sound FC will look to youth for majority of 2014 roster
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EPLWA Notes: South Sound FC will look to youth for majority of 2014 roster

South Sound Football Club has experience with both veteran and young adult players. In an interview recorded this summer SSFC coach Adam Becker says the club will look to build a U-23 age squad to compete in the inaugural season of the Evergreen Premier League. South Sound has gone to nationals twice with their current … Continue reading

Region’s USL Clubs get honors at national AGM
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Region’s USL Clubs get honors at national AGM

CLEARWATER, FL – United Soccer Leagues hosted its Hall of Fame & Awards Dinner Friday night at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, honoring the teams and individuals who have helped USL maintain its place for nearly 30 years as the largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America. The USL is represented … Continue reading

PDL SeaWolves affiliate with Issaquah Soccer Club
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PDL SeaWolves affiliate with Issaquah Soccer Club

ISSAQUAH, WA — (club press release) The North Sound SeaWolves of the Premier Development League (PDL) announce that they have formed an affiliation with Issaquah Soccer Club to forge a new pathway for local players to compete at the highest levels. “I have been working with Jimmy Ball (Director of Coaching for Issaquah Soccer Club) for … Continue reading

2013 Washington PDL attendance numbers: Everyone’s up
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2013 Washington PDL attendance numbers: Everyone’s up

The four Premier Development League (PDL) clubs in the state of Washington had seasons on the pitch that they would likely not mind forgetting. In the seven-team Northwest Division the Sounders U-23, Kitsap Pumas, Washington Crossfire and North Sound SeaWolves finished 4-5-6-7 and out of the playoffs. But how did they do in the stands? … Continue reading

Victoria advances: PDL NW puts team in national semifinals for fourth straight season
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Victoria advances: PDL NW puts team in national semifinals for fourth straight season

For the fourth straight season a club from the PDL Northwest Division has advanced to the national semifinals. In 2010 the Portland Timbers U23′s won it all. In 2011 the Kitsap Pumas were national champs. In 2012 the Sounders U-23′s made it to the semis. This time the club from our region still alive is … Continue reading

PDL NW gets a second Oregon side with expansion Lane United FC
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PDL NW gets a second Oregon side with expansion Lane United FC

TAMPA, Fla. – (USLsoccer.com) The Premier Development League is pleased to announce the addition of Lane United FC for the 2014 season. Lane United FC began as a community-based non-profit organization created with the aim of bringing high-level soccer to the city of Eugene, Ore. The club is in the process of being transferred to the … Continue reading

PDL campaign ends in Washington as Caps bump SeaWolves (goal sequence photos)
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PDL campaign ends in Washington as Caps bump SeaWolves (goal sequence photos)

EDMONDS, WA—The Premier Development League season is over in Washington after the Vancouver Whitecaps U-23′s bumped the North Sound SeaWolves 4:1 before a sparse audience on Wednesday night. As we reported earlier, all four Washington clubs failed to make the post season. See the final table below. Wilson Tsoi was at the match and shares a … Continue reading

Washington’s five USL clubs all miss playoffs for first time in seven years
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Washington’s five USL clubs all miss playoffs for first time in seven years

It wasn’t a very good year for United Soccer Leagues teams in the state of Washington, at least by the measure of making  the playoffs. On Sunday when the Sounders Women fell 2:0 at the Bay Area Breeze, our state’s best chance at a USL post-season was dashed in the W-League. Meanwhile on Sunday the … Continue reading

Picture Perfect: Wilson Tsoi shoots North Sound SeaWolves
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Picture Perfect: Wilson Tsoi shoots North Sound SeaWolves

The North Sound SeaWolves and Washington Crossfire played a PDL match on July 12 at Edmonds Stadium. Wilson Tsoi was there and shot the match for goalWA.net. Earlier Tsoi also captured the SeaWolves’ first-ever win over the Sounders U23′s. See links to his galleries below! WILSON TSOI: SeaWolves beat Sounders U23s WILSON TSOI: Crossfire beats … Continue reading

Crossfire tops SeaWolves setting up big away match Sunday in BC
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Crossfire tops SeaWolves setting up big away match Sunday in BC

EDMONDS, WA — Washington Crossfire scored a 2:1 win over the North Sound SeaWolves on Friday night at Edmonds Stadium. The win keeps the slim hopes for Washington alive in the PDL Northwest playoff race. Wilson Tsoi shot the match for goalWA.net. See a gallery at Facebook.com/goalWA. Crossfire now stands at 15 points, three behind … Continue reading

Kitsap Pumas’ local dominance on the line Saturday against Sounders U23 in Ruffneck Cup finale
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Kitsap Pumas’ local dominance on the line Saturday against Sounders U23 in Ruffneck Cup finale

BREMERTON, WA— The Kitsap Pumas are the top cats in Puget Sound when it comes to local derbies. The Kitsap gang took the Narrows Bridge Bell against Tacoma Tide FC in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Last year they won the inaugural Ruffneck Cup in a four-team Puget Sound derby with the Sounders U23s, North Sound … Continue reading

Players of the Week: Brad Jacobson, Ilaria Leoni
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Players of the Week: Brad Jacobson, Ilaria Leoni

The regular seasons in the PDL and the WPSL are quickly coming to a close, but we’ve got another chance this week to recognize two players who stood out in their matches. In the PDL the goalWA.net Player of the Week is Brad Jacobson of the North Sound SeaWolves (UW transfer for 2013). Brad’s goal … Continue reading

Picture Perfect: Jeff Halstead shoots Kitsap Pumas v. North Sound SeaWolves
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Picture Perfect: Jeff Halstead shoots Kitsap Pumas v. North Sound SeaWolves

Jeff Halstead was at the match on Sunday in Bremerton as the Kitsap Pumas topped the North Sound SeaWolves 3:1. You can visit Jeff’s website at http://www.NarrowsPhotography.com. See Jeff’s Pumas-SeaWolves gallery at Facebook.com/goalWA. goalWA.net Local Soccer News is sponsored by Pro Roofing Northwest, Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, Redmond, Woodinville, Federal Way, Everett, Snohomish, Issaquah, Renton, Kent, Bothell, Edmonds … Continue reading

Kitsap Pumas take Ruffneck Cup lead with win over North Sound
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Kitsap Pumas take Ruffneck Cup lead with win over North Sound

BREMERTON, WA –- Better late than never, but it is as late as it can get for the Kitsap Pumas. They cling to life (but will need plenty of help) in the PDL playoff race. Meanwhile, they are in the lead in the Puget Sound Derby after a 3:1 Ruffneck Cup win over the North … Continue reading

SeaWolves break through with Ruffneck Cup win over Sounders U23
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SeaWolves break through with Ruffneck Cup win over Sounders U23

EDMONDS, WA — Last year the Sounders U23′s outscored the North Sound SeaWolves 13-1 over three matches. This season in a much-tighter Puget Sound scene the Edmonds, WA boys are sticking closer to the MLS-affiliated outfit. MATCH GALLERY: by Wilson Tsoi at Facebook.com/goalWA! When the two clubs met on June 5th in Sumner North Sound … Continue reading

2013 Ruffneck Cup trophy debuts as race heats up
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2013 Ruffneck Cup trophy debuts as race heats up

Who’s gonna take this sweet shiny thing? That’s the question as http://www.RuffneckScarves.com and  goalWA.net debut the beautiful trophy awaiting the winner of the Puget Sound Derby and the 2013 Ruffneck Cup. See the chalice below. The Sounders U23 are in the lead. The defending cup-holder Kitsap Pumas are set with three home matches to go. … Continue reading

Picture Perfect: Six goals in Pumas – SeaWolves Ruffneck Cup battle
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Picture Perfect: Six goals in Pumas – SeaWolves Ruffneck Cup battle

Wilson Tsoi shot the 3:3 match between the North Sound SeaWolves and the Kitsap Pumas on Friday June 28, 2013. The Ruffneck Cup Puget Sound Derby match was a back and forth affair that included a red card ejection. See some shots below and all of Wilson’s gallery at Facebook.com/goalWA. Read our match report here. … Continue reading

PDL Scoreboard: SeaWolves and Pumas in wild draw, Crossfire upsets Timbers
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PDL Scoreboard: SeaWolves and Pumas in wild draw, Crossfire upsets Timbers

Two matches involving Premier Development League teams from the state of Washington were played on Friday night June 28th. In Edmonds WA the North Sound SeaWolves and Kitsap Pumas played to a wild 3:3 draw. In Vancouver WA the home-standing Portland Timbers U-23 were upset 3:2 by Redmond’s Washington Crossfire. The SeaWolves-Pumas match was each … Continue reading

Washington clubs trying to stay alive in PDL NW playoff race
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Washington clubs trying to stay alive in PDL NW playoff race

The PDL NW Division playoff structure has changed almost every year in recent memory. This year the clubs voted to go with a top three, with the number one season finisher going directly to the Western Conference playoffs and the second and third place sides playing a single match to decide who joins them. Despite … Continue reading

Three Washington PDL sides fall on same night
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Three Washington PDL sides fall on same night

It was not a Friday to remember for three Washington PDL sides. The Kitsap Pumas, Sounders U-23 and North Sound SeaWolves all lost their matches on Friday, June 21st. In Portland the Timbers U-23′s got a single goal but it was enough to top Kitsap 1:0. In BC the Whitecaps U-23′s put up four against … Continue reading

The Wash: ‘Developmental’ leagues and club supporters culture
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The Wash: ‘Developmental’ leagues and club supporters culture

I’ve been wondering lately about developmental leagues and how they help or hinder the development of club culture and more specifically supporter cultures that surround clubs. In a sense, every league in the United States is a ‘developmental league,’ in that all players, even up to MLS, can still go further and bigger on an … Continue reading