SNOHOMISH COUNTY,WA—Snohomish County Football Club (SnoCoFC.com) has formed to bring a high-level men’s elite amateur soccer team to the County that can apply to join and then compete in the statewide Evergreen Premier League of Washington (EPLWA.com) by the 2018 season.
The club has chosen the nickname “Steelheads” and the colors of Orange, Black and White. The SnoCo FC crest is a Steelhead in a circle with soccer-pattern scales. The team will announce initial tryout dates soon as it begins to play friendlies in preparation for league play in 2018.
Aaron Burns is the President of SnoCo FC. He graduated from Snohomish High School and has played elite adult soccer in the area over a number of years, including indoor soccer with the Arlington Aviators and the Snohomish Skyhawks.
Andrew Escalante is the General Manager of the Steelheads. The Lakewood High School grad and former head soccer coach has played with the Arlington Aviators, which he helped found, and more recently with Sporting Everett FC in the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL).
Giancarlo Soprano is the Steelheads Business Manager. He will lead efforts to engage the Snohomish County community in sponsoring the new club. Soprano played soccer at the former Trinity Lutheran College (TLC) in Everett and is currently finishing up an Accounting Master’s Degree at WSU.
Felipe Aguilera joins the Steelheads as Hispanic Community Coordinator. He previously coached and played at the French Soccer Academy in Washington and will help connect SnoCo FC with Spanish-speaking players, businesses and supporters.
In the coming months the Steelheads will announce a head coach and also a venue for their home matches. The club expects to be playing friendly matches against current EPLWA sides this spring and summer.
“It’s exciting to build a club for Snohomish County’s talented adult players,” says Steelheads President Aaron Burns. “We truly believe we can compete and win at the statewide level and represent our County with a fun and exciting style of play.”