WOODINVILLE, WA— Everett United have knocked on the door of statewide outdoor and indoor men’s elite amateur soccer play for several years. The Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) is the first to invite them to the party. EUtd will join six other clubs to fill out the 2016-17 indoor soccer competition in Washington (Bellingham United, Olympic
Force, Oly Town Artesians, Snohomish Skyhawks, Sporting Everett, Tacoma Stars Reserves.) EUtd will play their home matches at Woodinville Indoor Sports.
Leading the way for Everett will be Head Coach Aaron Burns (Snohomish High, Edmonds CC, The Evergreen State College) who brings plenty of indoor experience to the club. His playing days date back to the PASL (Premier Arena Soccer League.)
Aaron played for the North Sound SeaWolves in the PDL and the Sbohomish Skyhawks, Arlington Aviators, and South Sound Shock in the PASL / WISL. It remains to be seen how much he will insert himself into the action as a head coach.
Burns knows the first challenge is starting a club, then getting in, then getting going. “I feel the hardest thing was just getting the ball rolling on everything,” he says. “We’ve always had the players that wanted to compete and have always had a direction on which we wanted to go but getting everything started was our biggest challenge.”
Now EUtd are in the game, and Burns hopes his experience makes a difference.
“I’ve been around the indoor scene for many years now, back when it was the PASL. I’ve played for numerous teams so I’ve seen the styles of play that work and don’t work. My goal is to take what I’ve seen and kind of blend it all together, maybe add my own spin on things and see if we can do something great.”
The Western Indoor Soccer League pre-season tournament is slated for the end of October in Bremerton, hosted by the Olympic Force at the Olympic Sports Center.