Tacoma Defiance name and crest revealed for USL Championship side

TACOMA, WASH. – In a series of key announcements today at a press conference inside Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium, the Tacoma Rainiers and Seattle Sounders FC unveiled the long-awaited new brand for the organizations’ United Soccer League club: Tacoma Defiance. Set to begin … Continue reading Tacoma Defiance name and crest revealed for USL Championship side

USL announces 2019 Sounders FC 2 schedule

SEATTLE, WASH. – The United Soccer League on Wednesday unveiled the complete 2019 schedule, with Sounders FC 2 hosting 17 matches at Cheney Stadium during the club’s second campaign in Tacoma. The 34-game slate begins on Saturday, March 9 with a home match against Rio Grande Valley FC. S2 will play four of its first five matches of the season at home, followed by five consecutive road games from April 10-May 4. Cascadia rival Portland Timbers 2 visits Cheney Stadium on Sunday, May 12, while Seattle travels to Portland on Sunday, September 22. Building off a historic season that saw … Continue reading USL announces 2019 Sounders FC 2 schedule

Pumas are gone but the real story in WA are all the clubs still kicking

by David Falk (Editor, goalWA.net) The Kitsap Pumas are history. After 10 seasons of play representing Bremerton and Kitsap County in semi-pro and later amateur soccer the club folded officially in late July. The press coverage went like this: goalWA.net … Continue reading Pumas are gone but the real story in WA are all the clubs still kicking

Your GoalWA Weekend (6/9-10)

Hello goalWA readers. Brandon Sparks here, the man that David Falk gave the keys to goalWA to, checking in to let you know that I have slowly been getting up to speed and will resume full posting here and updating on social media sites soon. In the meantime, you should go out and watch some local soccer, and boy is this weekend a doozy. Big and small, MLS to non-league, from Vancouver to Spokane. There is something for everybody… Saturday, June 9nd (NPSL) Spokane Shadow vs. Kitsap Pumas – Polo Grounds – 3:00 (WWPL) Kirkland Goats vs. Twin City Union … Continue reading Your GoalWA Weekend (6/9-10)

Reno extends unbeaten streak in draw with S2

RENO, Nev. – Hosts Reno 1868 FC took a second half lead behind a Jerry van Ewijk goal at the hour mark but an equalizer from David Estrada helped Seattle Sounders FC 2 secure a road point with a 1-1 draw in front of 5,759 at Greater Nevada Field on Saturday. Source: Reno Extends Unbeaten Streak in Draw Van Ewijk’s deft volley opened the scoring as the halftime substitute collected a pass from Kevin Partida and beat a diving Calle Brown with a shot that found the bottom left corner. Estrada erased the gap soon after, heading home a lofted pass … Continue reading Reno extends unbeaten streak in draw with S2

Sounders FC 2 signs Antonee Burke-Gilroy and Jesse Daley from Australia

SEATTLE, WA—Seattle Sounders FC 2 today announced that it has signed Australian midfielders Antonee Burke-Gilroy and Jesse Daley. Burke-Gilroy joins Sounders FC’s USL side from the Newcastle Jets in Newcastle, while Daley joins the club from Queensland Lions FC in … Continue reading Sounders FC 2 signs Antonee Burke-Gilroy and Jesse Daley from Australia

Washington Closes Out Spring Against Sounders 2 on Saturday

SEATTLE — The University of Washington men’s soccer team closes out the home portion of its spring schedule on Saturday with a scrimmage against Sounders 2 at Husky Soccer Stadium at Noon. Admission to the match is free. Source: Washington Closes Out Spring Against Sounders 2 on Saturday Continue reading Washington Closes Out Spring Against Sounders 2 on Saturday

Foxes Strike Late, Down S2

Johnson tallies winner to lead Fresno to first league victory TACOMA, WA – Fresno FC took its first victory in the USL as Jemal Johnson’s late goal earned a 1-0 victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Wednesday night at Cheney Stadium. Fresno almost took the lead in the 11th minute when Noah Verhoeven timed his run perfectly to beat the back line on Christian Cheney’s through-ball but put his finish off the crossbar. Source: Foxes Strike Late, Down S2 S2’s biggest chance of the first half arrived in the 33rd minute when high pressure put Felix Chenkam in on … Continue reading Foxes Strike Late, Down S2

S2 get doubled up in Kansas (highlights)

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. – Sounders FC 2 (1-0-1, 3 points) battled to a 4-2 road loss at Swope Park Rangers (2-0-0, 6 points) on Friday night at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium. Despite a brace from forward David Estrada, S2 was unable to capitalize on a flurry of second-half chances and dropped its first match of the 2018 campaign. John Hutchinson’s squad returns to action on Wednesday, March 28th for a home fixture against expansion side Fresno FC at Cheney Stadium (7:00 p.m. PT / USL YouTube Channel). The hosts dominated possession in the early stages of the match, but … Continue reading S2 get doubled up in Kansas (highlights)

Sounders 2 pleased to make themselves at home in Cheney Stadium

The crowd is different from those for Rainiers games, about as different as comparing baseball and soccer. Source: Sounders 2 pleased to make themselves at home in Cheney Stadium “As for the atmosphere of the second soccer match to be played in Cheney Stadium — the first was held in 2013, before some 2,000 fans — the size of the crowd alone guaranteed a more festive mood than five years ago.” Continue reading Sounders 2 pleased to make themselves at home in Cheney Stadium

2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Format Finalized

The 105th edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship, kicks off May 9 and features a total of 94 participating teams from all levels of American soccer. The tournament will see a tiered bracket and eight rounds of single-elimination play until a champion is crowned in September 2018. Source: 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Format Finalized Continue reading 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Format Finalized

S2: Professional Soccer To Kick Off in Tacoma this Spring – SouthSoundTalk

Seattle Sounders F.C. 2 – or S2 and its known – is bringing professional soccer to Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium in March 2018. Source: S2: Professional Soccer To Kick Off in Tacoma this Spring – SouthSoundTalk “The leadership up in Seattle had long wanted to partner with the Tacoma Rainiers to help bring some soccer down to Tacoma,” says Brett Gleason, Media and Communications Manager with the Tacoma Rainiers and S2. “The timing of it just happened to work perfectly.” Continue reading S2: Professional Soccer To Kick Off in Tacoma this Spring – SouthSoundTalk

Hutchinson appointed S2 Head Coach

SEATTLE, WA — Seattle Sounders FC 2 announced on Tuesday the appointment of John Hutchinson as the club’s new Head Coach. The Australian native takes the reins for S2’s fourth season, and first based in Tacoma, Wash., following the departure of Ezra Hendrickson to become an assistant coach with the LA Galaxy. “As S2 readies for its first season in Tacoma, we feel fortunate that we have a talented leader like John Hutchinson on-staff to lead the development of our top young pros in the United Soccer League,” said Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “Ezra … Continue reading Hutchinson appointed S2 Head Coach

Sounders 2 schedule announced; Cheney Stadium will host 17 soccer games

The Sounders FC 2 will make their Tacoma debut at Cheney Stadium in less than two months. The United Soccer League announced its 2018 schedule on Friday. Source: Sounders 2 schedule announced. Cheney Stadium will host 17 soccer games In addition to two visits from Timbers 2 and the home season finale against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Cheney Stadium and S2 host USL rivals Fresno FC, Real Monarchs SLC, Rio Grande Valley FC Toros, Sacramento Republic FC, OKC Energy FC, Swope Park Rangers, Reno 1868 FC, Las Vegas Lights, San Antonio FC, Saint Louis FC, Orange County SC, Tulsa Roughnecks … Continue reading Sounders 2 schedule announced; Cheney Stadium will host 17 soccer games

Tacoma City Council unanimously passes resolution in support of soccer specific stadium In Tacoma

TACOMA, WA—Last night the Tacoma City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of moving forward with a project to build a soccer-specific stadium in Tacoma that would become the future home of Sounders FC 2. This resolution from the city council follows and reaffirms a similar resolution passed by the Metro Parks Board of Commissioners on Monday, Dec. 11. “Lots of work still to do with our partners at Metro Parks, the City, and Sounders FC, but this is a meaningful step,” Tacoma Rainiers President Aaron Artman said. “It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm around the project, and we … Continue reading Tacoma City Council unanimously passes resolution in support of soccer specific stadium In Tacoma