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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 … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

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 … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

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 … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 9 Comments

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 … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Balloon ride, anyone? Crossfire draw with Victoria has unusual post-match moment

by Kyler Parris REDMOND, WA- Washington Crossfire and Victoria Highlanders draw 2:2 at Redmond High on Saturday night July 6. Crossfire held on to the draw after a comeback by … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

56 days later, Pumas get second win of season

BREMERTON, WA — It’s been a long time since the Kitsap Pumas last tasted victory. 56 days, to be exact. The Bremerton club last won a PDL match on May … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

goalWA.net Players of the Week: Galaz in WPSL, Roldan in PDL

The goalWA.net Washington Players of the Week in the WPSL and PDL have been chosen and goal-scorers again rule the selections. In the WPSL our choice is Emerald City FC’s … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sounders U-23 catch Washington Crossfire at threes in Ruffneck Cup battle

by Kyler Parris REDMOND, WA— Washington Crossfire drew the Sounders U23s 3-3 in an exciting, hard-fought inter-state PDL match at Redmond High School on June 30th. In the fourth minute, … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

Sounders FC U-23 in Redmond Sunday night against Washington Crossfire

TACOMA, WA – (includes club release) The Sounders FC U-23 will head to Redmond High School for a Sunday evening match-up against Washington Crossfire. The 6:00 p.m. kick off will … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 23 Comments

SeaWolves get first local win since 2011, jump into Ruffneck Cup race

REDMOND, WA— Tuesday June 21, 2011. That was the last time the North Sound SeaWolves won a match against another Puget Sound PDL side. On that night at the Stadium … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Washington Crossfire’s James Moberg is goalWA.net Washington PDL Player of Week

REDMOND, WA — Washington Crossfire had a big 2:0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps U-23′s last week in Redmond. Leading the way that night was University of Washington Husky sophomore … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Sounders U-23 get three points on Crossfire stoppage time own goal

TUKWILA, Wash. – (club release) The Sounders FC U-23 found a stoppage-time winner on a Washington Crossfire own-goal to give the Sounders FC U-23 another late 1-0 victory at Tukwila’s Starfire … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Washington Crossfire tops Whitecaps U-23′s in Redmond

REDMOND, WA — Washington Crossfire posted a 2:0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps U-23′s on Wednesday night June 12 at Redmond High School. (Box Score) James Moberg and Ben Fisk … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Washington Crossfire knocks off previously unbeaten Timbers U-23′s

REDMOND, WA — A stout defense and a timely goal were simple solutions to solve the riddle of the Portland Timbers U23′s as Washington Crossfire knocked the division-leaders out of … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sounders U-23′s ‘bike’ to late win over Washington Crossfire (video, photos)

TUKWILA, WA – (club release) The Sounders U-23 defeated the Washington Crossfire Friday night 1-0 in dramatic fashion for their first PDL win of the season. Blake Wise put the Sounders … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Washington Crossfire grabs first PDL point by catching Kitsap

REDMOND, WA — In a quirk of scheduling Washington Crossfire has played two matches this year, both at home in Redmond, and both against the Kitsap Pumas. Tuesday night Crossfire … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 8 Comments

This Week in Washington Soccer: May 27-June 2, 2013

May 27 – June 2, 2013 Monday May 27…Sounders Women 4:2 LA Strikers, 3 PM, Starfire (W-League) Tuesday May 28…Spokane Shine 2:2 Montana Flathead Rapids, 7 PM, Spokane Falls CC … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kitsap Pumas get first win with Ruffneck triumph over Washington Crossfire

REDMOND, WA — If there is one thing the Kitsap Pumas know how to do, it’s beating their local rivals. The Bremerton bunch rarely lose to Puget Sound’s other PDL … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 8 Comments

PDL Northwest opens this weekend as Pumas travel to Victoria

From USLsoccer.com The Northwest Division has been one of the most competitive in the PDL’s recent history, with two of the last three champions hailing from its ranks, and the … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Washington Crossfire loads PDL roster with Huskies

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Washington Crossfire are pleased to announce the addition of five players from the University of Washington for the club’s 2013 season in the PDL. Goalkeeper Spencer … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Nik Besagno named new head coach of PDL Washington Crossfire

KIRKLAND, Wash. – (press release) The Washington Crossfire have named Nik Besagno as the new head coach for the 2013 season. The MLS veteran takes over the coaching reins after having … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 8 Comments

PDL 2013 Official Ball is spider-like Umbro Neo Trainer

The Victoria Highlanders have posted a photo described as showing the “official match balls” of the 2013 PDL season. Look out Kitsap, North Sound, Sounders U-23 and Washington Crossfire…there look … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a 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

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

PDL releases 2013 match schedule; Northwest down to seven teams

The Premier Development League’s 2013 schedule has been released and for followers of the Northwest Division there is a name absent: Abbotsford (Fraser Valley) Mariners. The club with the longest … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 8 Comments

PDL Northwest again tinkers with playoff set-up

In a brief Facebook post from the United Soccer Leagues Annual General Meetings the Kitsap Pumas have revealed that the PDL Northwest Division is again changing its playoff format. “The … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

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