Tag: Tacoma Tide FC

Sounders U23s head coach Sawatzky excited to make club into South Sound’s team

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. by David Falk In the aftermath of last week's … Continue reading Sounders U23s head coach Sawatzky excited to make club into South Sound’s team

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The Wash: Sounders deserve praise for ‘adopting’ minor league clubs

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 … Continue reading The Wash: Sounders deserve praise for ‘adopting’ minor league clubs

Reaction to Sounders’ move into PDL realm

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. In the News Tribune, which will become the 'home paper' of the Sounders U23s, Don Ruiz has blogged several sets of quotes. From … Continue reading Reaction to Sounders’ move into PDL realm

Sounders FC Aligns With U-23 PDL Franchise

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. Sounders Press Release Sounders FC U-23 will be operated by … Continue reading Sounders FC Aligns With U-23 PDL Franchise

Puget Sound PDL pride on the line in The Ruffneck Cup

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. Official Ruffneck Cup Press Release Port Orchard, Washington---Today goalWA.net and Ruffneck Scarves announce the establishment of a new cup competition featuring all of the state of … Continue reading Puget Sound PDL pride on the line in The Ruffneck Cup

The Wash: Future Sounders U-23’s should honor their yellow Tacoma history

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... In a matter of weeks Tacoma Tide FC will cease to exist. The people who are happiest about this are … Continue reading The Wash: Future Sounders U-23’s should honor their yellow Tacoma history

Tacoma Tide, Sounders in talks to affiliate in PDL

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. Tacoma Tide FC could become the "Sounders U-23's" according to a report in today's Tacoma News Tribune. The Tacoma side are preparing for their 7th season this year in the … Continue reading Tacoma Tide, Sounders in talks to affiliate in PDL