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Unread postby msilverstein47 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:38:27 am

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Unread postby kingofkings24 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:44:50 pm

I am looking forward to this upcoming summer, with all of the local soccer leagues it is going to make an interesting summer of soccer coverage.
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Unread postby ares » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:28:09 pm

As much as I appreciate a forum for more folks to see and play, how is it possible to keep up with all of these sorts of happenings. So little time, so much soccer!
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Unread postby msilverstein47 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:09:22 am

ares wrote:So little time, so much soccer!


December 22, 2013

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that a team
in the Seattle area will be joining the league as an expansion team. They
will begin play in the new Northwest Conference of the West Region in

"We're excited to welcome our first Washington club to the NPSL as part of
the newly formed Northwest Conference," NPSL Commissioner Michael
Hitchcock continued. "They are bringing NPSL soccer to one of the true
soccer hotbeds in the U.S. They share the NPSL vision to growing the game
in our communities while providing opportunity for local players to
develop at a high level. It's exciting to see the NPSL continue to expand
its presence in the Northwest."

The club, which will get its name through a community campaign, is led by
Owner/President Victor Perez, Senior Vice President of Operations Craig
Tomlinson, and Vice President of Operations Aaron Johnson.

“Already knowing the passion and what soccer means to fans of Seattle and
the Northwest, we expect to bring a high level of talent that will compete
every game and continue to raise the level of play in the NPSL,” Johnson

Perez has devoted his time to raising the level of soccer in the Seattle
area, launching his first club soccer team in 2002. He is also the
founder of Rairdon FC, which has been one of the most successful amateur
clubs in the state of Washington. Rairdon has won ten titles since 2008
and competed in USASA Region IV National Cup the past two years.

Tomlinson, a former Jamaican National Team player, is no stranger to the
Pacific Northwest thanks to nine seasons with the Seattle Sounders. His
electrifying play led the Sounders to a regular season title, two national
titles, and multiple appearances in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
quarterfinals and semifinals. “The Speedster” was also a star in the
college game with Central State University, Fresno State University, and
Ohio State University, finishing his playing career in 2011 after
additional stops with the North Sound Seawolves, Wichita Wings, Nashville
Metros, and Tennessee Rhythm FC.

Johnson spent two years playing collegiate soccer before joining the
Seattle Wolves FC for four seasons. He would later join the PASL with the
Snohomish Skyhawks and Arlington Aviators, spending another four seasons
in the national indoor league. He would finally finish his playing career
with Rairdon FC, helping the team to ten championships.

“Ours goals are to build a strong foundation with the community and we
expect to create a competitive soccer organization that will compete for a
Northwest Conference title,” Johnson concluded.

The club is partnering with goalWA.net to allow the community to help name
the NPSL team. You may also visit the team at www.seattlenpsl.com or on
Twitter @SeattleNPSL.

Seattle joins ASA Charge (Gambrills, MD), Del Rey City SC (Los Angeles,
CA), Spartans Futbol Club (Portland,OR/Vancouver,WA), SO Samba FC (Hood
River, OR), FC Carolina Discoveries (Rock Hill, SC), BCS United Clash
(Bryan-College Station, TX), Minnesota United FC Reserves (Blaine, MN),
Greater Lowell Football Club (Lowell, MA), Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves
(Atlanta, GA), NPSL Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA), FC Bordo Saint
Louis (St. Louis, MO), PA West Soccer (Pittsburgh, PA),Gate City FC
(Greensboro, NC), Nashville Atlas FC (Nashville, TN), Virginia Legacy
(Williamsburg, VA), Cincinnati Saints (Cincinnati, OH), Flower Mound FC
(Flower Mound, TX), Temecula FC (Temecula, CA), Storm FC (Broward County,
FL), and Lansing United (Lansing, MI) as expansion clubs for the 2014

The NPSL is a national league that operates in the 4th Division of the
U.S. Soccer pyramid. NPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S.
Open Cup through their affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF)
and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The NPSL is the
fastest-growing national soccer league in the U.S., operating in 70+
markets across the country. Two Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs, D.C.
United and the New York Red Bulls, operate U-23 squads in the NPSL.


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Unread postby msilverstein47 » Fri Feb 7, 2014 6:37:04 am


TUKWILA, WA - February 6, 2014 - Inter United FC is proud to announce two
additions to their staff for the 2014 NPSL season.

Federal Way, WA native Scott Elston has been named the head coach of the
NPSL squad. He has been coaching youth soccer in the state of Washington
for the past 12 years. Most recently he has served as head coach at
Rainier Beach HS and president of the TUSK Soccer Club.

The youth program at TUSK Soccer Club is incredibly diverse, featuring 290
players from 20 different countries and a variety of socio-economic

“I’m extremely honored to be the first-ever head coach for Inter United’s
NPSL squad,” Elston remarked. “The chance to continue directing players
after high school is incredibly exciting. Our main objective is to help
them get to the next level.”

Elston is joined on the Inter United staff by new GM George Argo.

Argo is himself a former Inter United youth player, playing with the club
from 2002 to 2007. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Washington,
having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

“It’s a great opportunity for me. I’ve always wanted to be more involved
in the community,” Argo added. “We are going to be competitive and put a
good product on the field.”

Argo went on to gain years of valuable experience in the business
management field, recently serving as a branch manager for Key Bank. His
plans for the team include engaging the community and growing the sport

“Inter United’s vision involves providing opportunities for all players to
showcase their skills, something both Scott and George believe in,” Inter
United Founder and Board Director Nasir Tura concluded. “I know that they
will help our players get to that next level, something that is so very
important to all of us.”
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Unread postby msilverstein47 » Mon Mar 3, 2014 11:00:37 am

NPSL NW Conference USOC qualifying:

So Samba FC vs Spartans FC, Horizon Christian School, Hood River Oregon 2pm kick off on Saturday March 8th.

Inter United vs Seattle Sporting FC, Foster High School Stadium, Tukwila, WA on Sunday March 9th at 5pm.

Winners of Oregon vs Washington.
Location of home team to the highest goals.
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Unread postby msilverstein47 » Thu Mar 6, 2014 11:00:22 am

SO Samba FC‏@sosambafc·2h
Due to field conditions in the gorge, the USOC SO Samba vs. Spartans game has been moved to the Spartans home venue Buckman Field Park in Portland... http://fb.me/6KbhPHQSl
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