Sounders, Spurs take turns netting goals in high-scoring friendly
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Sounders, Spurs take turns netting goals in high-scoring friendly

  SEATTLE, WA — (club release) Seattle Sounders FC played to a 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in an international friendly on Saturday afternoon on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field. Today’s match marked the eighth time Sounders FC has hosted an international friendly, including the fourth meeting with an English Premier League side. Spurs … Continue reading

GOLD CUP in Seattle: Panama uses late penalty kick to top Martinique (photos, video)
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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 Cup at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night. Wilson Tsoi shot the match for goalWA.net. Watch for more photos soon. It was Torres’ third goal of … Continue reading

WSU Cougar Women begin and end soccer season in Seattle
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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, Cougar Head Coach Keidane McAlpine announced, Friday. Other state school 2013 schedules: Seattle U Women, Gonzaga Men Washington State will spend its first-three weekends in Washington and … Continue reading

Picture Perfect: The one where Lamar Neagle gives his shirt to a fan
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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. Well, this one time, anyway. It ended up in the hands of 253 supporters, who will frame it for their local bar. Wilson Tsoi caught … Continue reading

Tragedy strikes for Seattle soccer fan on trip to Brazil World Cup
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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 Cup. It is with great sadness that we post tonight that Swanson’s dream has ended along with his life in a tragic accident in Oregon. RIP Richard. https://www.facebook.com/BreakawayBrazil   Continue reading

Video Buzz: Unified Soccer in Washington Schools
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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, Cleveland, Nathan Hale, NOVA, Rainier Beach, Ingraham, and West Seattle began practicing in March, followed by six weeks of league play at Interbay Soccer Stadium beginning in … Continue reading

Original Sounders with Doug Thiel debuts on goalWA.net
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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) club that played in the Emerald City from 1974 through 1983. Doug is the author of the 1977 Sounders season highlight book “All the Best,” … Continue reading

CONCACAF 2013 Gold Cup host cities include Seattle, Portland
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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 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup from July 7-28, 2013. “We would like to thank all cities and venues in the United States for their interest in … Continue reading

RATS featured in Seattle video spotlight
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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 Adult Team Soccer, RATS, is a non-profit, Seattle-based adult recreational soccer league. RATS was formed in 2012 by recreational soccer players and fans who wanted … Continue reading

Seattle soccer fan plans to dribble to Brazil for 2014 World Cup
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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 Northwest. You will find me running Green Lake, on the soccer pitch, or at a local pub rooting on my favorite local team, the Seattle … Continue reading

Sounders FC signs O’Dea’s Yedlin as first Homegrown Player
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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 Homegrown Player signed by Sounders FC in franchise history. “We are thrilled to sign DeAndre as our first Homegrown Player,” said Owner and General Manager … Continue reading

Video Buzz: Seattle tops Portland in battle of bartenders
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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 of Portland Cocktail Week 2012. The Seattle mixers traveled south and blended a 10:4 win over the Rose City pour-people. See a video reel above, … Continue reading

Soccer history revealed in Seattle Times ebay photos
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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 archive and preserve Washington state soccer history. Among the gems are some soccer ‘family photos’ of the Henderson’s and Schmetzers, as well as rare shots … Continue reading

Picture Perfect: Seattle Futsal Holiday Cup
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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 dropped by and shares some photos from all of the action! Seattle Futsal reports two thrilling finals as the U-11 title went to overtime before … Continue reading