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Central Valley Bears improve ranking prospects with latest win

SPOKANE, WA — The Central Valley High School Bears were ranked 10th in the state of Washington in 4A when Scoreczar debuted his first Top 25 last week. The Bears … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

GOLD CUP in Seattle: Panama uses late penalty kick to top Martinique (photos, video)

SEATTLE, WA  – (CONCACAF.com) Gabriel Torres converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute to boost Panama to a 1-0 Group A victory over ten-man Martinique in the CONCACAF Gold … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Gold Cup in Seattle: Mexico, Canada, Panama, Martinique

SEATTLE, WA— International soccer is coming to CenturyLink Field as the CONCACAF 2013 Gold Cup plays a double header on Thursday July 11. 5:30 is the kick off time for … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

WSU Cougar Women begin and end soccer season in Seattle

PULLMAN, WA -  (http://www.WSUCougars.com) Non-conference road matches against Oklahoma State, Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine, as well as five Pac-12 home matches highlight the 2013 Washington State soccer schedule, … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Picture Perfect: The one where Lamar Neagle gives his shirt to a fan

Federal Way’s Lamar Neagle is winning over Sounders FC fans with his daring play and quality finishing ability. If that isn’t enough, he’s also giving away his jersey after matches. … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

USA sparkles before 40,000 in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA (USsoccer.com) – The U.S. Men’s National Team extended their unbeaten streak in home World Cup Qualifiers to 24 straight games and took sole possession of first place in … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

Tragedy strikes for Seattle soccer fan on trip to Brazil World Cup

goalWA.net was among the sites and soccer fans following the journey of Seattle’s Richard Swanson as he planned to dribble a soccer ball from Seattle to Brazil in time for the 2014 World … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Seattle Futsal Spring Adult League starts April 17

The Seattle Futsal Spring Adult Futsal League starts April 17th! Come experience the game of futsal in a fun and competitive environment with trained referees and quality equipment. Futsal is … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Original Sounders: (Mike) England is Forever

by Doug Thiel / Catch up on earlier Original Sounders stories HERE. During the first few minutes of a match it’s common for players to test one another. True in … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

RATS: The beginning of the end of Rec Soccer

by Zoe Birkbeck SEATTLE, Wash.—Adult recreational soccer can be pretty hit and miss in Seattle. Some teams are nice, some are mean, and some magically have a different roster every … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Video Buzz: Unified Soccer in Washington Schools

SEATTLE, Wash.—(website statement) In 2011, Special Olympics Washington partnered with the Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Sounders FC to provide a one of a kind unified soccer league for Seattle Public Schools students.  Chief Sealth, … Continue reading

February 7, 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

CONCACAF 2013 Gold Cup host cities include Seattle, Portland

MIAMI, FL (Wednesday, January 23, 2013)- (press release) The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) announced today the 13 venues and host cities that will welcome the … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

RATS featured in Seattle video spotlight

SEATTLE, Wash. —Recreational Adult Team Soccer (RATS) of Seattle is featured in an 8-minute profile video posted by Women in the Arts NW. See the show below. From http://www.SeattleRats.org: Recreational … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Seattle soccer fan plans to dribble to Brazil for 2014 World Cup

SEATTLE, Wash.- “Hello, I’m Richard Swanson from the Emerald City, Seattle, Washington,” starts the introduction on http://www.BreakawayBrazil.com. “I’m a avid runner, soccer player, and all around lover of the Pacific … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 5 Comments

Video Buzz: Sounders fans march to match

A collection of videos from Seattle Sounders FC fans tradition of marching to the match from Pioneer Square to CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle, Washington, USA.

January 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sounders FC signs O’Dea’s Yedlin as first Homegrown Player

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Sounders FC has signed defender DeAndre Yedlin, the club announced today. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed. Yedlin is the first … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Video Buzz: Seattle tops Portland in battle of bartenders

Novo Fogo, self-described as “a microdistillery living “the simpler life” in Morretes, Brasil and Bellevue, USA,” recently sponsored an indoor soccer match between bartenders from Seattle and Portland as part … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Soccer history revealed in Seattle Times ebay photos

A collection of Seattle Times soccer photos from the mid 1980′s to early 1990′s are currently for sale on ebay. goalWA.net grabbed the watermarked versions in our ongoing efforts to … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Picture Perfect: Seattle Futsal Holiday Cup

COLUMBIA CITY, Wash. — The annual Seattle Futsal Holiday Cup kicked off on Saturday December 22 at the Rainier Community Center in Columbia City, just south of Seattle. Wilson Tsoi … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Picture Perfect: Alex Morgan with the Sounders Women

Alex Morgan has been named by Fox as the American Soccer Player of the Year. For a while in the summer of 2012 Morgan was a Seattle Sounder. See the … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Video Buzz: Seattle Futsal footwork

COLUMBIA CITY, Wash.—Sometimes you need a second, slower look to appreciate a move. In the case of Seattle Futsal, more than one look is warranted. In the video below U-12 … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Seattle-area soccer at the turn of the last century

by Emmett O’Connell This isn’t a thorough history of high level Puget Sound area soccer, but rather a quick overview of what I could find in a few places about … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Facebook, Twitter feature “Seattle Sirens FC” holding pages (vote on name)

SEATTLE, Wash. – The “Sirens” are already making some noise in Seattle, even before we know for sure if the name is the final choice for the new Seattle professional … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 5 Comments

Seattle gets a new pro soccer club via new Women’s League

Seattle, WA – November 21, 2012 – (Seattle Women’s Pro Soccer Club news release) The United States Soccer Federation today announced that a new club, led by Owner Bill Predmore, … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 4 Comments

Seattle -but which one?- listed as one of eight teams in new women’s league

Good news Seattle! It looks like you’ll be one of eight cities in a new women’s professional soccer league that sprouts up in Spring 2013. That is, if recent leaks … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Video Buzz: Here come the Sounders playoff drive videos!

The Sounders are using social media to fuel a frenzy for their 2012 MLS Cup playoff drive. Everyone from the Woodland Park Zoo, Seahawks, and even the in-town production of … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Transcript of recent Sounders Women press conference about new pro league

The Seattle Sounders Women are in a “Battle for Seattle” of sorts, putting themselves in play for a spot in the proposed new professional women’s league alongside a group headed … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Video Buzz: FIFA Soccer 13 hyped at Pax 2012 in Seattle

If you understood any of the headline of this post, then congratulations, you are a gamer. EASports has just uploaded a video from Pax 2012, held in Seattle, that shows … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eidur Gudjohnsen trains with Sounders

The arrival of Eidur Gudjohnsen into Sounders training this week is raising eyebrows locally and around Major League Soccer. Seattle Times: “This one was a little bit out of the … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Adult League Spotlight: Seattle area V-League

The Washington State Vietnamese Soccer Association (WSVSA, http://www.wsvsa.net/index.html) hosts the V-League, a Seattle-area adult soccer league. The 2012 V-League ran from April 8 to June 10. “The Washington State Vietnamese … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

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