This site is now an ARCHIVE! New site up at www.goalWA.net

This site is now an ARCHIVE! New site up at www.goalWA.net

We are moving on from this space to a new http://www.goalWA.net. See you over there for news after October 24, 2015. Direct NEW SITE link: http://goalWashington.wordpress.com Direct ARCHIVE link: http://goalWA.wordpress.com All of our social media sites remain at their same addresses.

Advertisements
OUR GAME: The cold, wet truth about weather and soccer

OUR GAME: The cold, wet truth about weather and soccer

goalWA.net

fir8

Special goalWA.netSoccer Health feature

Most of the world plays its professional soccer (football) during the winter months. In the northwest that time of year sees college soccer, the end of the Major League Soccer season, high school soccer, and plenty of youth soccer. Don’t forget to add in various adult leagues, too. All of the players suit up knowing they could be in for a cold, perhaps even rainy match. It’s part of the sport around here.

ourgamebanner

(See more “Our Game” entries here.)

But how does weather affect the soccer player and the soccer itself?

Even if the temperature isn’t all that cold at the start of a match, if it is raining, uniforms get soaked and halftime becomes danger time. The body starts cooling down in wet clothes and needs to be stretched again before the restart of play.

SoccerPerformance.org has posted an article that looks…

View original post 993 more words

Our Game: So you want to start a football club? (A few resources)

Our Game: So you want to start a football club? (A few resources)

goalWA.net

ourgamebanner

(See more “Our Game” columns here.)

There is tons of romance associated with soccer (football), and feelings often trump reality as owners set off to build their own FC’s around the world. What soccer fans wouldn’t want to own their own club? Make the big decisions? Live and breathe for a badge they helped create?

The clubs that last are the ones that can garner local support and meet their bills. I wonder if prospective club founders see romance in the business side of things? Have they ever googled “How to start a football club? We did.

Creating a club (TheFA.com) / Setting up a club (TheFA.com)

As a new club, it will be important to raise funds quickly to cover the essential expenditure such as affiliation fees, league membership fee, pitch hire charges and kit. Decide on the fee for annual player subscription and set up a…

View original post 684 more words

Picture Perfect: Tsoi and Halstead shoot US Women v. Brazil

Picture Perfect: Tsoi and Halstead shoot US Women v. Brazil

We have nearly 400 photos for you to enjoy from the recent US "Victory Tour" Women's soccer match in Seattle against Brazil. The 1-1 draw before over 23,000 fans was a thrill to watch and a joy for Jeff Halstead and Wilson Tsoi to shoot. So head over to their huge Facebook galleries right away! … Continue reading Picture Perfect: Tsoi and Halstead shoot US Women v. Brazil

Skyline tops Issaquah in KingCo overtime thriller

Skyline tops Issaquah in KingCo overtime thriller

SAMMAMISH, WA--- A rivalry match full of drama went the distance before a boisterous gathering on Thursday night at Skyline High School. A penalty kick before the final whistle allowed the Skyline Spartans back in the match, and then they won it 8 minutes into overtime, 2-1 over the Issaquah Eagles. See a Seattle Times … Continue reading Skyline tops Issaquah in KingCo overtime thriller

NWAC’s Highline Thunderbirds break free to bruise Bellevue Bulldogs 6-0

NWAC’s Highline Thunderbirds break free to bruise Bellevue Bulldogs 6-0

BELLEVUE, WA---(submission to goalWA.net) The Thunderbirds of Highline College traveled east last Tuesday to take on long-­‐ time rival Bellevue. The ‘Birds would look to keep their momentum going as they have not dropped any points in their last five matches and will stop at nothing to retain their hard fought Western Division Crown. Bellevue, … Continue reading NWAC’s Highline Thunderbirds break free to bruise Bellevue Bulldogs 6-0