The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
goalWA.net has debuted a gallery of North American Soccer League (NASL) Seattle Sounders artifacts in a new gallery on our Facebook page.
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
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
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
Seattle Sounders FC defender James Riley is featured in this five minute interview from Comcast Newsmakers.
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