Dion Earl sends threatening email to goalWA over Stars name issues; letter between parties
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Dion Earl sends threatening email to goalWA over Stars name issues; letter between parties

by David Falk Dion Earl, the new owner  / operator of a Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) team in Puget Sound has sent emails to goalWA.net in regards to an earlier Tacoma Stars article that he would like to have removed from our site. The second email threatens legal action against us. First we published a press release … Continue reading

Tacoma Galaxy PASL tryouts start September 17th
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Tacoma Galaxy PASL tryouts start September 17th

This is posted on the Facebook page for the new PASL Premier Tacoma Galaxy: TACOMA GALAXY TRYOUT DATES ARE NOW OFFICIAL: Sept.17th, 18th & 20th. Early registration is now available online at www.pacificsportscenter.com. Click on the “sign in” link to the right, create an account and make sure you “register” for tryouts. Early registration is only … Continue reading

Tacoma Galaxy to play in regional indoor league as Stars go on hiatus
Arlington Aviators / Kitsap Pumas / Marysville Ruckus / Snohomish Skyhawks / South Sound FC / Tacoma Galaxy / Tacoma Stars / Tumwater Pioneers / Wenatchee Fire / WSA Rapids

Tacoma Galaxy to play in regional indoor league as Stars go on hiatus

goalWA.net has learned via social media that the Tacoma Stars are going into hiatus for the upcoming PASL season. The organization will instead field a side in the Premier Arena Soccer League Northwest Division called the Tacoma Galaxy. They will join a bustling division with the likes of the Wenatchee Fire, WSA Rapids, Arlington Aviators, … Continue reading

Tacoma Stars great Preki in new Indoor Hall of Fame class
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Tacoma Stars great Preki in new Indoor Hall of Fame class

(press release) The Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame today announced its 2013 class, marking the induction of five players and one coach. Preki, Kai Haaskivi, Zoltan Toth, Brian Quinn, Mike Stankovic, and Gordon Jago were added to the 12 members who were inducted in the inaugural class. Members of the selection committee include Ron Newman, … Continue reading

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LOGO WARS top seeds all advance to elite eight; new polls now open

The battle between the logos of Washington state’s professional and semi-pro soccer clubs continues today on goalWA.net with the elite eight taking each other on in the second round. The first-round polls closed last night and all of  the final results can be seen on that voting page.  Most of the battles were not close, but … Continue reading

The Wash: Tacoma Stars eliminated from playoff contention; still struggling with “pro” status
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The Wash: Tacoma Stars eliminated from playoff contention; still struggling with “pro” status

The Wash is David Falk’s take on the world of soccer in The WA. TACOMA, Wash.— The Tacoma Stars won’t be a part of the 2012-13 PASL playoffs. The Turlock Express easily beat the lowly Sacramento Surge 9:1 on Saturday night February 9th to clinch second place in the Pacific Division and punch a match-up ticket … 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

PASL NW Players of the Week: Experience and youth combine for South Sound Shock
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PASL NW Players of the Week: Experience and youth combine for South Sound Shock

by David Falk The South Sound Shock are undefeated so far this season in the PASL NW. The club has momentum in part due to a dynamic duo featuring experience and burgeoning talent. Last Saturday in Tumwater both Lukas Rydberg and Derek Johnson scored six goals each. Either total would have been enough to top … Continue reading

Big blowouts highlight Saturday night in PASL NW
Adult Leagues / Arena Soccer / Arlington Aviators / Kitsap Pumas / Marysville Ruckus / Snohomish Skyhawks / South Sound FC / Tacoma Stars / Tumwater Pioneers / Wenatchee Fire / WSA Rapids

Big blowouts highlight Saturday night in PASL NW

It rained goals on Saturday night January 19th in PASL NW action. Some teams enjoyed the showers, others just got wet. In Snohomish the Skyhawks blasted the Marysville Ruckus. In Tumwater the first-place South Sound Shock crushed the Pioneers. In Bremerton the Pumas edged the Blacktails. With their win the South Sound Shock have clinched … Continue reading

PASL weekend preview: Stars home; rematches from last week
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PASL weekend preview: Stars home; rematches from last week

It’s looking a bit familiar in the PASL NW this weekend. The schedule features two rematches from just one week ago. In Tumwater the Pioneers will once again tangle with the division-leading South Sound Shock. In Bremerton the Kitsap Pumas will once again face Oregon Blacktails FC. Last week the Shock and Pumas scored blow-out … Continue reading

Bolts hang on to edge Stars, 8:7
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Bolts hang on to edge Stars, 8:7

ANAHEIM, Calif.—The Tacoma Stars pulled their goalkeeper to add a sixth attacker but the final result was still a loss, the club’s fourth straight, after an 8:7 Anaheim Bolts win in Southern California. Friday night the Stars lost 15:6 in Las Vegas. The Bolts match report says: Defender Garr Persson turned in a standout performance for … Continue reading

Arena soccer reboots for 2013 with big matches this weekend
Adult Leagues / Arena Soccer / Arlington Aviators / Kitsap Pumas / Marysville Ruckus / Snohomish Skyhawks / Tacoma Stars / Tumwater Pioneers / Wenatchee Fire / WSA Rapids

Arena soccer reboots for 2013 with big matches this weekend

The PASL is back and kicking after a holiday break and the Northwest clubs are facing some big matches this weekend. In the pro ranks the Tacoma Stars are down in Las Vegas to face Greg Howes and the Legends on Friday night January 4th. Tacoma is 4th in the Pacific Division with a 3-4 record. … Continue reading