Darren Sawatzky grew up in Federal Way. He played for and then later coached Thomas Jefferson High School to a state title. goalWA.net talked with the technical leader of the new Sounders U23s and he made it perfectly clear he wants to build a winner for South Sound.
In the latest installment of the opinion column The Wash, David Falk looks at this week’s major development in the minor league soccer scene. Falk: I may not be thrilled at the loss of a local club identity in the process, but Seattle Sounders FC deserve praise for this week’s move to share their crest with …
The Sounders have affiliated with the Premier Development League via the former Tacoma Tide FC, now called the Sounders U-23s. Here are some quotes from the people involved in the making the move.
RENTON, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC announced today that it has added an Under-23 Premier Development League (PDL) team to its Youth Development Program. The Sounders FC U-23s will be coached by Darren Sawatzky, Sounders FC director of youth development, and will begin play in May.
Ruffneck Scarves and goalWA.net are teaming up to honor PDL soccer in Puget Sound with a derby cup for the winner of the season series between the four local clubs.
I feel like a lone voice in the wilderness that is South Sound PDL soccer. So to my audience of a dozen or so other Tide fans, let me approach the pulpit one last time…
The Tacoma News Tribune’s Don Ruiz writes today that Tacoma Tide FC owners are negotiating a working agreement with Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC.
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The Puget Sound region is home to four Premier Development League clubs. The Seattle Sounders’ current roster is home to seven players who once played in the PDL.
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Seattle Sounders FC are the most wildly successful and supported side in the history of Northwest soccer. What exactly, if anything, do they owe the state’s PDL (Premier Development League) soccer community in terms of sharing that success?
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North Sound SeaWolves owner Alex Silva was recently put in as the Northwest Division representative on the Premier Developement League Executive Committee. Silva is now suggesting big changes for the division in 2012, and the other clubs are listening…
Tacoma Football Club today announces the transfer of ownership of the Tide and the Seattle Sounders Women to a new local group. Tacoma Tide FC of the Premier Development League (PDL) and the Seattle Sounders Women of the W-League have been purchased by Lane Smith and Cliff McElroy, with former owner/operator Mike Jennings maintaining a …
The Kitsap Pumas, Washington (Redmond) Crossfire, North Sound SeaWolves and Tacoma Tide FC all have questions to answer and plans to finalize this offseason. The United Soccer Leagues AGM has been pushed back this year by over a month to December 15-18. We should have some news from the locals before then.
The City of Destiny loved its college soccer on Saturday. The Pacific Lutheran Lutes and Puget Sound Loggers Men and Women’s teams all won home matches on the day.
It’s not exactly a House of Horrors, but you couldn’t say that Stadium Bowl is Home Sweet Home, either. On Sunday June 12th Tacoma Tide FC reached the halfway point of their 2011 PDL home slate and overall season, and they did it with a 3:1 loss to the visiting Victoria Highlanders.