The Pumas start their pre-season match schedule this week, including a Saturday visit to Bellingham to play United.
The Pumas will fight for the first-ever Ruffneck Cup, for Puget Sound bragging rights, starting this PDL season.
From the Kitsap Sun: The defending Premier Development League champions added eight players to their official roster this week: Daniel Fabian, Sam Zipperstein, Enrigue Hidalgo, Justin Robbins, Jarrett Robbins, Danny Medina, Drew Jensen and Ben Truax.
goalWA.net spoke with Medina when he came up from Texas for Pumas open tryouts (see video above). Medina appeared to be the highlight of those sessions, garnering plenty of looks from Pumas staff for his ease on the ball and passing techniques.
Drew Jensen was invited to the 2012 combine of Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids. Jensen was a four year starter for the Northwest University (Kirkland, WA) Eagle men’s soccer team as a defender/midfielder and helped lead the 2011 Eagles to a 10-3-1 conference record, 11-5-3 overall record and a spot in the Cascade Conference post season semifinal game. He was selected as a second team All-Cascade Conference team member. Drew’s junior season was shortened after suffering a broken leg nine games into the year, but through his hard work and rehabilitation, he was ready to play in 2011.