The 2017 Fall Soccer WIAA State Champions have been crowned in 5 Girls Divisions and 1 Boys. All six winners are from the west side of the state and the greater Puget Sound area. (WIAA graphics.) The winning towns are Issaquah (2), Mercer Island, Shoreline, Tacoma and Bremerton. 4A Match: Seattle Times report Photos: goalWA.net... Continue Reading →
22 year-old Jacob (Jake) Amancio played soccer at Stanwood High School. He kept playing after he graduated, eventually moving to the Bellingham area. Amancio and his friend Drew Lenz went missing on a snowboarding outing on November 12 and have not been heard from since. The news has surprised and saddened soccer players in the... Continue Reading →
The lifestyle of the rich and the famous was too much to bear for one youth soccer administrator in Beverly Hills, who called parents "disrespectful" and "entitled" before resigning from his post. Source: Beverly Hills soccer referee quits after calling parents 'disrespectful,' 'entitled' In an email sent to parents last week titled "Advice for how to... Continue Reading →
Over the last couple of years, it’s been difficult to miss the headlines raising questions about the safety of synthetic turf athletic fields. Local officials with the responsibility of making decisions about athletic fields on behalf of a community have an array of sources to guide their choices, but still find themselves fraught with uncertainty... Continue Reading →
Now a midfielder, Lauren Hudson continued to score goals at a high rate en route to being named Kitsap Sun girls soccer player of the year. Source: New position, similar results for Central Kitsap's Hudson One of Central Kitsap girls soccer coach Vicky Webb's favorite stories about Lauren Hudson involves watching Hudson play as a... Continue Reading →
On Thursday nights, the University Presbyterian Church’s multi-purpose room turns into an indoor soccer arena. The carpeted floors are taped with black lines marking a basketball court. Only the small pop-up goals signal that it’s a soccer pitch. The huge speakers that hang from the ceiling tempt fate as soccer balls fly across the room.... Continue Reading →
As long as participation continues to build at the recreation level, corporations will see soccer as an attractive market. Growth potential among a young audience is really all that matters, and soccer offers plenty of that. Source: Ten Things To Be Thankful For (Even Now) About Soccer In America
HOUSTON, TX---Gustav Svensson and Will Bruin scored first-half goals as Seattle Sounders FC earned a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in the first leg of the Western Conference Championship Tuesday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tyler Miller, who started in goal for the injured Stefan Frei, recorded a shutout in his first appearance in... Continue Reading →
Job announcement: Head Women's Soccer Coach - Shoreline Community College Shoreline Community College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, student success, and community engagement. Located on 83 acres just 10 miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline is situated among native evergreens with a campus full of brilliant colors... Continue Reading →
SEATTLE, WA---Seattle Reign FC announced today the signing of English international forward Jodie Taylor, pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Taylor, who currently plays for Arsenal in the FA Women’s Super League, will join Seattle Reign FC prior... Continue Reading →
The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that El Farolito (San Francisco, CA) has joined the league as an expansion team. The club will compete in the West Region’s Golden Gate Conference. “The NPSL is thrilled to add El Farolito as an expansion team for 2018,” NPSL Chairman Joe Barone commented. “They... Continue Reading →
The 3A WIAA Fall Soccer Championship pitted the Mercer Island High School Islanders against Tacoma's Stadium Tigers. The Islanders won the trophy, 4-1. Rick Edelman shot the match for goalWA.net. See a bunch of photos from Rick at Facebook.com/goalWA!
The Crosspoint Warriors (Bremerton) and St. George's Dragons (Spokane) met for the 2017 WIAA 1B/2B Boys soccer championship on Saturday November 18 at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner, WA. Crosspoint won the trophy with a 2-0 triumph. Quinn Width shot the match for goalWA.net. See her gallery of photos at Facebook.com/goalWA!
MLS commissioner Don Garber and Precourt Sports Ventures met with the Columbus mayor but didn't see the meeting the same way in the soccer news. Source: MLS is a soccer business Major League Soccer isn't likely to make the future of the Columbus Crew clear on anybody's schedule but their own. What the league is... Continue Reading →
goalWA.net is pleased to continue with a soccer club columnist on our website. He’s Adam Nowland, founder of Bellevue / Mercer Island area’s Nowland Premier Soccer Academy. Adam addresses soccer topics from his point of view in the series “Soccer Perspectives with Adam Nowland.” by Adam Nowland Humiliating. To humiliate. Make (someone) feel ashamed and foolish by injuring... Continue Reading →
When Svensson needed to leave the Sounders early in late August to spend extra time training with Sweden before some World Cup qualifiers, the Sounders readily agreed. And Svensson impressed the team enough to be invited back for the series against the favored Italians. Source: Sounders’ Gustav Svensson, fresh off Sweden’s huge upset of Italy,... Continue Reading →
The National Women’s Soccer League announced on Monday that the FC Kansas City franchise has been sold back to the league and the club dissolved. The new team announced last week under the auspices of MLS club Real Salt Lake will be a new, non-expansion side. Source: FCKC to be dissolved; player contracts transferred to... Continue Reading →
The 4A WIAA Fall Soccer Championship featured the Bears of Spokane's Central Valley High School against the Eagles of Issaquah High. It was a close affair that went to IHS by a score of 2-1. Rick Edelman shot the match for goalWA.net and has loads of photos over at Facebook.com/goalWA.
A battle for a spot in the quarterfinals ended in the 104' in Gainesville. Source: The Clock Strikes Midnight as WSU Falls in Double Overtime at Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In a battle for a spot in the national quarterfinals, Washington State (10-8-4) came up just short as #16 Florida (17-6-0) scored a golden goal in... Continue Reading →
No. 22 Seattle University men's soccer fell, 3-0, at No. 3 Akron Sunday afternoon. The Redhawks saw their season end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Source: Season Closes in Cold
The Tacoma Stars got their second win of the 2017-18 MASL season and first at home on Friday when they outscored the Turlock Express 8-5. Quinn Width shot her first Stars match and shares nearly 100 photos with our readers over at Facebook.com/goalWA!
Jessie Stenberg, who was part of the Islanders’ state-championship basketball team in March, scored a hat trick in the 4-1 win over the Tigers. Source: Mercer Island hands Stadium its first loss to claim Class 3A state girls soccer title PUYALLUP — There may never again be a stretch of success like this for the... Continue Reading →
MARYSVILLE, WA--- Fuerza FC notified the Northwest Premier League (NWPL) recently that the club would not be fielding a women's elite adult amateur team in the regional league in 2018. It came down to restructuring and money. "Unfortunately, due to some restructuring of the club and some moving around of finances the board has decided... Continue Reading →
KENT, WA--- Behind a hat trick by Vince McCluskey in his first game this season, the Tacoma Stars broke a 5-5 tie with three goals in the fourth quarter to knock off the Turlock Express 8-5 at the accesso ShoWare Center. Robert Palmer scored what proved to be the game winner early in the fourth,... Continue Reading →