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Son of NASL Sounder continues his soccer superhero crusade

The last time we checked in with Aaron D’Errico, son of NASL Sounder David D’Errico, he was in a comic battle to get his soccer superhero ‘Ammon’ published. Now Aaron … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

John Best built Original Sounders

The Best There Is by Doug Thiel  / Catch up on earlier Original Sounders stories HERE. No pun intended but John Best does fit the billing. And so he was from day … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Original Sounders: Soccer Bowl ’77 memories remain in Technicolor

by Doug Thiel  / Catch up on earlier Original Sounders stories HERE. The Seattle Sounders, now ending their fourth season, were about to face off against the New York Cosmos. And it … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sounders pick up a point, but it could have been three

SEATTLE, Wash. - (press release) Seattle Sounders FC picked up its first point of the season in a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers in the first match of the 2013 … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Original Sounders: Chursky’s Chicks

goalWA.net is very pleased to feature an ongoing column that allows writer Doug Thiel a forum to share his memories of our “Original Sounders,” the North American Soccer League (NASL) club that played … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sounder legend Jimmy McAlister: 1977 NASL Rookie of the Year

Jimmy McAlister’s father had been telling his son that season tickets weren’t necessary. “Who will go anyway?” he kept repeating. The day before the Denver game Jimmy’s father died. Jimmy … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sounders edge RSL at Desert Diamond Cup

TUCSON, Ariz - (press release) Mario Martinez and Philip Lund each scored as Sounders FC (2-0-0, 6 points) defeated Real Salt Lake (0-1-1, 1 point), 2-1, in the second match of … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

1974: How about we call them the Seattle “Sounders?”

1974: A Name & Much More by Doug Thiel But first the name. What would it be? Hal Childs, PR Director, referred to Seattle’s unnamed team as, “The team from … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Original Sounder Roy Sinclair passes away at age 68

Roy Sinclair, one of the original 1974 Seattle Sounders, has passed away at age 68. This notice appeared in January in the Wirral News: TRANMERE officials and supporters are mourning … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Original Sounders: Enter Jack Daley and John Best

goalWA.net is very pleased to continue a new column that allows writer Doug Thiel a forum to share his memories of our “Original Sounders,” the North American Soccer League (NASL) club … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Original Sounders with Doug Thiel debuts on goalWA.net

goalWA.net is very pleased to introduce a new column that allows writer Doug Thiel a forum to share his memories of our “Original Sounders,” the North American Soccer League (NASL) … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Northwest Soccer Legends Night Friday in Tacoma; Levesque added

TACOMA Wash. – On Friday, November 9th, the Tacoma Soccer Center will host the 1st Annual, “Northwest Soccer Legends Night,” for fans to get another glimpse of the top talent … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sounders break from league play to host Champions League winners Chelsea

While Seattle Sounders FC take a break from league play, English giants and Champions League winners Chelsea FC visit the Pacific Northwest for a friendly on Wednesday evening. A huge … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Countdown in History: 1976 Seattle Sounders

In 1976 the North American Soccer League Seattle Sounders grew up and graduated to the spacious new Kingdome. The club also got its first-ever playoff win, over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

June 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Five second-half goals propel Sounders over Cal FC in Open Cup

TUKWILA, Wash. - Osvaldo Alonso and Fredy Montero each scored a brace as Sounders FC defeated Cal FC, 5-0, in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Starfire Sports … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Video Buzz: Santa Maria Rivera’s ‘Improbable Life’ in soccer on film

Santa Maria Rivera was once a player for the Seattle Sounders of the USL. That’s only part of his soccer and life story, though. Recently a 22-minute short film about … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Wash: Time for Sounders FC to fully embrace their NASL roots

The successful launch of Sounders FC back in 2009 was due in part to the club following the blueprint of Toronto FC’s launch in 2007. In the latest The Wash … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · 10 Comments

New Coaching Directors at FC Alliance Provide Unique Leadership

WOODINVILLE, Wash. — There might not be a more unique – or significant – trio of leaders in any soccer club in Washington State than those just announced by FC … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Peter Ward biography sheds light on his years with Sounders, Tacoma Stars

I was contacted by author Matthew Horner well over a year ago to share my recollections about Seattle Sounder and Tacoma Star player Peter Ward. Peter was the most valuable … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

NASL Seattle Sounders gallery debuts on Facebook

goalWA.net has debuted a gallery of North American Soccer League (NASL) Seattle Sounders artifacts in a new gallery on our Facebook page.

December 16, 2011 · 2 Comments

Sounders new third uniform leak hits the internet

You knew eventually someone would slip up, and we’d get an early glimpse of the Sounders’ new third (alternate) kit. That time is now, and apparently that person was photographer … Continue reading

November 8, 2011 · 2 Comments

Tacoma Stars sign USL Sounder Nguyen and former Blackpooler Nowland

The Tacoma Stars of the Professional Arena Soccer League have announced the signings of Viet Nguyen and Adam Nowland. Nguyen is the third former Seattle Sounder the Stars have signed … Continue reading

October 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sounders stalwart Burpo hired as Montreal MLS goalkeeper coach

Preston Burpo played over 140 matches in goal for the Seattle Sounders of the United Soccer Leagues between 1997-2005. He left Seattle with a bang in 2005 when he helped the club … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Video Buzz: 2005 and 2006 Seattle Sounders of the USL

October 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Video Buzz: Sounders’ James Riley on Comcast Newsmakers

Seattle Sounders FC defender James Riley is featured in this five minute interview from Comcast Newsmakers.

August 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sounders beat the heat and FC Dallas, climb up to second place

FRISCO, Texas – Mauro Rosales scored the first-half winner and Kasey Keller posted his eighth shutout as Seattle Sounders FC earned its first victory in Texas with a 1-0 win … Continue reading

August 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

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