‘A motor that won’t turn off’: Meek keeps the Huskies rolling with his energy

When it comes to the world of sports, the “next man up” mentality has always been something that players and coaches have preached consistently over the years. Source: ‘A motor that won’t turn off’: Meek keeps the Huskies rolling with his energy After the departures of Kyle Coffee, Scott Menzies, Quentin Pearson, and more from a squad that made the NCAA tournament a year ago, the Huskies have turned to sophomore Lucas Meek, and he has answered the call. Continue reading ‘A motor that won’t turn off’: Meek keeps the Huskies rolling with his energy

New Langley soccer facility offers high-tech practices – Aldergrove Star

A new soccer training facility in Langley, BC allows players to work on their skills indoors, using a robotic trainer that can fire ball after ball, faster than any human. In September, the Urban Soccer Centre opened at 9339 200A Street. It uses the TOCA Touch Trainer, a computer-controlled machine developed by a California company that fires multiple balls at speeds of up to 50 miles and hour in rapid succession. Source: New Langley soccer facility offers high-tech practices – Aldergrove Star Continue reading New Langley soccer facility offers high-tech practices – Aldergrove Star

Help Braden raise funds for US Deaf Soccer

Hey Everyone, I am excited to tell you that I just started preparing for the 2019 Deaf Pan   American Games that will take place in Chile this November.  I am so excited to be apart of this experience and also to represent the USA and Idaho. I am in the process for doing a fundraiser to help me get to Chile and I am reaching out to those of you who would be willing to support and help me reach my goals.   The money from this fundraiser will go towards USADSA (100%) and its support of the USDMNT as they compete in the … Continue reading Help Braden raise funds for US Deaf Soccer

Pullman to join Greater Spokane League 

Pullman High School is getting ready to join the 2A Greater Spokane League (GSL) and leave the current Great Northern League (GNL). Changing the league has been in discussion since February, said Christopher Franklin, assistant principal of athletics and activities for Pullman High School. He said Pullman will not officially be part of the league until August 1, 2020. “We are in the process of combining two leagues, which means you are combining two handbooks and different things,” Franklin said. Source: Pullman to join Greater Spokane League  Continue reading Pullman to join Greater Spokane League 

A Soccer Team In Denmark Is Using Facial Recognition To Stop Unruly Fans

On a cold, sunny October day on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, a group of men dressed in black gathers outside Brondby Stadium to shoot off a couple of rockets, raise their fists and shout about how the home team will soon beat — and beat up — the visiting archnemesis, FC Copenhagen. Police are out in force, riot helmets at the ready. Brondby-Copenhagen matches have a history of leading to vandalism, arrests and general mayhem. Source: A Soccer Team In Denmark Is Using Facial Recognition To Stop Unruly Fans Continue reading A Soccer Team In Denmark Is Using Facial Recognition To Stop Unruly Fans

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