SMOKEY POINT, WA— One of the biggest compliments Steelheads Head Coach Dagi Kesim got during the 2019 Western Washington Premier League season was “your club is very organized.” More often than not the observation was first and foremost about the Snohomish County defense.
It was a record-setting defense that allowed just 6 goals over 10 league matches and 9 goals over the entire 14 match season. It set a new standard for both the club and the league. The .60 goals against average in the WWPL is a mark the Fish will hope to one day match and other clubs will work to reach.
The Steelheads used a defensive scheme which employed just 3 players in the back. Dagi Kesim says it took him a while to embrace the style. “When I started coaching, I used to prefer 4 defenders. As a player my pro teams played 4 and 3…
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