PORT ANGELES, WA—It was grassroots soccer at its best recently in Port Angeles as two teams formed out of former high school rivals and neighboring adult soccer leagues played before several hundred fans at Wally Sigmar Field. It was Sequim FC versus Port Angeles United in the first annual “Super Cup,” with Sequim taking a 1-0 win.
The clubs wore the same colors as their high school counterparts in both Olympic Peninsula cities.
The winning goal was scored by Pablo Salazar.
“We played well, I thought,” Quincy Byrne, commissioner of the Sequim squad and one of the organizers of the inaugural event said in a Peninsula Daily News recap. “Really, I thought both teams played well.
“Both teams played phenomenal defense. That’s why it was a low-scoring game.”
“It was a great display of soccer, but it was really all about the two communities coming together,” Quincy Byrne said in a Sequim Gazette story..
Byrne, director of Sequim’s adult recreational league, worked closely with Port Angeles’s league director Tim Tucker and a handful of citizens deeply rooted within the soccer communities of both Sequim and Port Angeles to turn the idea of a Super Cup into a reality.
“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Byrne said.
Plenty of photos from the match can be viewed at the link above, the event’s Facebook page.