Corvallis (Montana) Blue Devils a ‘blue collar’ team – Bitterroot Star

The Corvallis boys’ soccer team is a hardworking, “blue collar” team, according to their coach, Tim Hickey. The team has struggled the last three years but this year, they went from ‘”worst to first,” according to Hickey.  “I’ve coached them since they were little, in youth soccer, and so last year, as freshmen, that’s the […] Source: Blue Devils a ‘blue collar’ team – Bitterroot Star Continue reading Corvallis (Montana) Blue Devils a ‘blue collar’ team – Bitterroot Star

Siuslaw readies for first home soccer game

“I think it’s cool representing your school against teams that have been around for longer than we have,” Hernandez said. “We’re new to soccer at Siuslaw, while these other teams have been around for a while. Right now, we’re going on a 4-0 season. I think we’re doing well and proving to all the other schools that we really do have something special going. I think it’s really neat. I’m really excited for what the future holds for the next couple of seasons.” Source: Siuslaw readies for first home soccer game Continue reading Siuslaw readies for first home soccer game

Canyonville Academy (Oregon) a mix of international talent

CANYONVILLE — The Canyonville Academy boys soccer team earned its seventh win of the season on a cool, damp Saturday afternoon, shutting out Illinois Valley 4-0 in a Special District5 match. The players on the Pilots’ 2019 roster come from all over the world — Taiwan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Korea, Colombia and the United States. Source: Canyonville Academy a mix of international talent Continue reading Canyonville Academy (Oregon) a mix of international talent

Cle Elum’s Grace Terrill breaks Valley goals record in victory at Naches Valley

NACHES — The best goalscorers don’t need much space to leave their mark on a match. Source: Cle Elum’s Grace Terrill breaks Valley goals record in victory at Naches Valley With a quick turn and another touch to beat a defender, Cle Elum’s Grace Terrill created the opening to do what she’d done so many times before midway through the first half at Naches Valley on Thursday night. A low, right-footed blast snuck inside the near post and gave Terrill her 152nd career goal, more than any other high school soccer player Yakima Valley history. Continue reading Cle Elum’s Grace Terrill breaks Valley goals record in victory at Naches Valley

How the Timbers Army Took on MLS Over Political Speech in Stadiums

A ban on the display of an anti-fascist symbol sparked a standoff between the Portland Timbers fan group and the league’s front office Source: How the Timbers Army Took on MLS Over Political Speech in Stadiums On a crisp October morning in downtown Portland, Oregon, a woman named Sheba Rawson greets me wearing a massive pair of bright green circular plastic earrings. A couple of months ago, before I moved to this city, I had no idea what the icon at the center of those earrings—three arrows angled downward to the left—represented, or why it mattered so much to the Timbers … Continue reading How the Timbers Army Took on MLS Over Political Speech in Stadiums

Seattle Reign’s Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of the year

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation’s 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the World Cup in France and earned the FIFA Player of the Year award. Shields is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and middleweight champion. Source: Seattle Reign’s Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of the year Continue reading Seattle Reign’s Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of the year

U.S. Women’s Soccer Stars Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe Tell Santa Barbara Audience to Dream Big

Women’s World Cup champions meet with Santa Barbara youth soccer players at UCSB before the Arlington Theatre event Source: U.S. Women’s Soccer Stars Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe Tell Santa Barbara Audience to Dream Big United States women’s national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe urged hundreds of people to “always dream big” during a thought-provoking event at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre on Tuesday night. Rapinoe and teammate Alex Morgan, who as co-captains led the team to win its second consecutive and fourth overall Women’s World Cup title this summer, talked about their achievements on and off the field, as well as their challenges, activism … Continue reading U.S. Women’s Soccer Stars Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe Tell Santa Barbara Audience to Dream Big

Surrey soccer team wins national title for teammate Bassi, killed in car crash last spring

Surrey’s Central City Breakers won it for Brandon. The soccer club’s United squad are national champions after a 2-0 win in St. John’s on Monday (Oct. 14). The jubilant men in blue celebrated by holding up the #5 jersey of fallen teammate Brandon Bassi, who was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Newton last May. It was the last jersey Bassi ever wore, according to team manager and coach, Ted Hans. Source: VIDEO: Surrey soccer team wins national title for teammate Bassi, killed in car crash last spring – Surrey Now-Leader Continue reading Surrey soccer team wins national title for teammate Bassi, killed in car crash last spring

Former Kent soccer owner Dion Earl sentenced to 12 years in Arizona sexual assault and abuse cases

Dion Earl, former owner of the Seattle Impact indoor-soccer team, was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison by an Arizona judge who labeled him a “sexual predator” and suggested his victims stretch beyond the two babysitters for his children he was convicted of sexually assaulting and abusing. Source: Former Kent soccer owner Dion Earl sentenced to 12 years in Arizona sexual assault and abuse cases Continue reading Former Kent soccer owner Dion Earl sentenced to 12 years in Arizona sexual assault and abuse cases

Glacier Wolfpack soccer team shares sport with others

The Glacier High School Wolfpack varsity soccer team took the field Monday evening, but not to play a rival. Instead, they shared soccer with kids and young adults with special needs. The annual soccer clinic is a partnership between the Wolfpack soccer program and the Miracle League of Northwest Montana. Each year, high school soccer players plan drills and games, and lead the hour-and-a-half clinic. Source: Glacier Wolfpack soccer team shares sport with others Continue reading Glacier Wolfpack soccer team shares sport with others

Photos: Wolves play first match / Middle school soccer | Whidbey News-Times

Another chapter of Coupeville school sports was written Monday, Sept. 23, when the middle school played its first ever interscholastic soccer match. The Wolves fell to Northshore Christian Academy of Everett 4-0. Source: Photos: Wolves play first match / Middle school soccer | Whidbey News-Times Continue reading Photos: Wolves play first match / Middle school soccer | Whidbey News-Times

European Takeover for the Whitman Blues

For most students, summer is a time for recuperation after a strenuous year of readings, essays and frat parties. However, for Whitman College’s soccer teams, it was nothing of the sort. The women’s soccer team jetted off to England where they had the chance to discuss team expectations and goals before playing games against British teams. For Holly Chan, a sophomore and midfielder on the team, this trip provided a fantastic opportunity. “This trip was really important for us as a team to get to know each other and build our program,” Chan said. Source: European Takeover for the Whitman … Continue reading European Takeover for the Whitman Blues

With Colombian Star Footballer Fredy Montero, Santo Coffee Scores in Seattle

Fredy Montero, a Colombian forward for Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps, is perhaps most famous for being the Seattle Sounders’ all-time record goalscorer. Source: With Colombian Star Footballer Fredy Montero, Santo Coffee Scores in Seattle The international soccer player has also plied his trade in Europe and Asia as well as in his home country. As such, he is not your typical specialty coffee entrepreneur. Continue reading With Colombian Star Footballer Fredy Montero, Santo Coffee Scores in Seattle

Street Soccer Seattle offers skills for life on and off the field to players from all over the PNW

Under the soft sun of a Seattle spring day, a group of roughly two dozen people kicked soccer balls about on a sufficiently level stretch of grass in Gasworks Park, squarely between the skeleton of the Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant and a hill where a couple in brightly colored flowing pants took turns stretching their arms outward, completing a sundial with their bodies. Source: Street Soccer Seattle offers skills for life on and off the field to players from all over the PNW The group formed the Cascadia wing of street soccer, an institution that brings homeless, formerly … Continue reading Street Soccer Seattle offers skills for life on and off the field to players from all over the PNW

Photos: GeekWire community celebrates summer and soccer with big rooftop Sounders Day party

Summer wasn’t quite done putting on a show in Seattle on Wednesday evening, turning the rooftop deck at Qualtrics in Pioneer Square into the perfect place to be for the annual GeekWire Sounders Day… Source: Photos: GeekWire community celebrates summer and soccer with big rooftop Sounders Day party Continue reading Photos: GeekWire community celebrates summer and soccer with big rooftop Sounders Day party