by David Falk
The Ruffneck Cup is underway after the Kitsap Pumas beat the Sounders U-23’s 3:1 on May 19. Before the match the stadium scoreboard welcomed the “Tacoma Tide.” During the match the public address announcer referred to the visitors as “Seattle.” The U-23’s are neither, hoping to build a fanbase in the greater Tacoma area. Jeff Halstead Pumas-Sounders U23 match gallery
The former Tide will have to wait for their first-ever win over the Pumas, who have now won five straight over them with a draw thrown in, since 2009.
The Pumas got goals from (see video) Matt Friesen and Ben Truax. The U-23’s answered with a long strike from Sean Morris.