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Tacoma Soccer Center gets Stars greats ‘Junk Mail’

The Tacoma Soccer Center recently got a mass mailing that caught employee attention. Who are these guys and why would Delta Airlines contact them at the TSC? It only took … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 6 Comments

Lake Tapps native Cam Vickers goes pro with Phoenix FC

LAKE TAPPS, Wash. — Auburn Riverside grad Cam Vickers has signed with Phoenix Wolves FC of the USL-Pro. The speedy winger / back has played locally for Tacoma Tide FC, … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · 8 Comments

Tacoma Stars nip Mexico Toros in home finale

TACOMA, Wash.— The Tacoma Stars came from behind to beat the Mexico Toros in PASL action on Saturday night February 2 at the Pacific Sports Center. The win guaranteed the … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · 7 Comments

Strong start lifts Tacoma Stars over Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Tacoma Stars screamed out to a 6:0 lead before the Sacramento Surge knew what hit them. Tacoma held on the rest of the way for a 9:5 … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tacoma Stars split double-header in Turlock

TURLOCK, Calif.—The Tacoma Stars extended their PASL win streak to three matches and reached the .500 mark at 6-6 in a 6:4 afternoon tripumph against the Express in Turlock, California … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Tacoma Stars sweep Anaheim Bolts

TACOMA, Wash. – The Anaheim Bolts visited the City of Destiny over the weekend and the Tacoma Stars feel a whole lot better about themselves after taking 12:9 and 9:7 … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tacoma Stars score even dozen to trip Anaheim Bolts

TACOMA, Wash.— Ian Weinberg scored three in a balanced Tacoma attack as the Stars outscored the Anaheim Bolts 12:9 on Saturday night January 19 at the Pacific Sports Center. The … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tacoma Stars get rolled in Vegas, 15:6

LAS VEGAS, Nevada—The Tacoma Stars dropped to 3-5 on the Professional Arena Soccer League season after the Las Vegas Legends rolled the Washington visitors 15:6 on Friday night. It was 6:3 … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video Buzz: Tacoma Stars roughed up by Sockers, Toros

The Tacoma Stars headed south last weekend for matches in San Diego and Tijuana. When the trip was over Tacoma had been thumped twice and outscored  29-7. Tacoma is now … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

PASL Scoreboard: Ruckus rally in 5.9 Derby, Pumas tie Shock

Here are the scores from Saturday night’s PASL action. Details coming as soon as they are available. Marysville Ruckus 9:8 Arlington Aviators MARYSVILLE, Wash.—“It was a great match to not … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

PASL Preview: Pumas, Shock in playoff thriller rematch

Premier Weekend: The South Sound Shock will host the Kitsap Pumas on Saturday night in Gig Harbor in a rematch of last year’s playoff thriller that was decided in penalty … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Picture Perfect: Wilson Tsoi shoots some ‘Star Power’

TACOMA, Wash.— The Tacoma Stars of the Professional Arena Soccer League scored 25 goals over the weekend in taking down the winless Sacramento Surge 13:2 and 12:5. The second match … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

PASL Scoreboard: Stars win big, Arlington edges Rapids for first-ever win, Pumas and Skyhawks top the table

The final scores are complete from Saturday night’s Premier Arena Soccer League action and here are the results: Arlington Aviators 6:5 WSA Bellingham Rapids (Report with photos) Wenatchee Fire 3:5 … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tacoma Stars host Sacramento Surge twice this weekend

TACOMA, Wash. – The Tacoma Stars host the expansion Sacramento Surge twice this weekend with hopes of getting back in the win column in Professional Arena Soccer League action. The … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tacoma Stars advance in US Open for Arena Soccer

TACOMA, Wash. – The Tacoma Stars bounced back from a ten-goal loss on Saturday night against the San Diego Sockers to deliver their own punishment by the same margin on … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tacoma Stars rocked by Sockers, classic kit now available online

TACOMA, Wash.- The San Diego Sockers won their 42nd straight match on Saturday night December 1st at the Pacific Sports Center  as they rocked the Tacoma Stars 15:5 before around … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

These leagues gave us great value for money in 2012

Our latest 2012 Top Ten is called “Biggest Bang For Your Buck League.” We count down the best leagues from this year in terms of how much soccer fun you … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dipascuale sticks with Tacoma Stars

by David Falk Facundo Dipascuale is orginally from Argentina but has been a presence in Northwest was soccer for a few years now. He played college ball at Concordia Portland … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Video Buzz: Lots of “firsts” in 2012 for Washington soccer

The state of Washington is really the STATE of soccer, and 2012 provided many “firsts” for soccer players and followers. We’ve made a list of the goalWA.net Top Ten favorite … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Mark Lee on scoring burst for Tacoma Stars

TACOMA, Wash. — Mark Lee has spent much of his adult soccer life as a defensive wing for the Kitsap Pumas. Last season Lee moved to the Sounders U-23′s (he’s … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tacoma Stars win home opener on Lee’s overtime goal (photos added)

TACOMA, Wash. – Mark Lee scored in overtime to lift the Tacoma Stars to a 9:8 home opening win over the Turlock Express on Saturday night November 17 at the … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

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