Game of the Week (9/14/14): AAAC Electric vs OGs

AAAC Electric and OGs have been long-time players and rivals in our competitive 8v8 league. For this week’s Game of the Week, the two battled it out for the 2014 Summer II championship. After falling to OGs in past championships, it would be AAAC Electric’s turn to take home the shirts with a tense 3-2 win.

Reign Fall to FC Kansas City 1-2 in NWSL Championships

It was a tough match today in the NWSL Championship between the Seattle Reign FC and Kansas City FC.

In the first half, there were many opportunities for the Reign and many shots on goal. None, however made it inside the net. Seattle dominated Kansas City with great ball movement, skills, and hard work out on the pitch and things were looking good. However, the first goal in the 22nd minute scored by KC put Kansas ahead of Seattle midway through the first half. It was a nice shot by Amy Rodriguez. Seattle continued to fight with many shots and some great crosses in front of the goal but could not finish them off. Jessica Fishlock was able to make some attempts at goal and some great plays to her teammates. Megan Rapinoe with her footwork, looked to pass the ball off as she ran down the field creating more opportunities for Seattle.

Starting off the second half, Reign continued to pressure Kansas City with more opportunities inside the box, including a foul at the top of the box and a free kick for Fishlock. It wasn’t enough, though as KC FC scored their second goal in the 56th minute of the game giving Rodriguez her second goal of the day. Seattle played even harder, firing one shot after another on frame. One finally makes it in after 87 minutes, a beautiful goal by Rapinoe putting the Reign up on the board! In the last few minutes, Seattle fights to score their second goal to tie it all up, but is unable to find the net. Seattle Reign put up a great fight against Kansas City in the championship match, but came up short of a win.

2014 XTREME Cup Recap

Thank you to all who came out to compete in this year’s XTREME Cup, and congratulations to all our champions! This year’s event benefited the Neagle Foundation, and over $8000 was raised for this great organization! We would like to acknowledge FC Edmonds Elite GU13 and Kent City B03 Black, who tied in our fundraising challenge to win a team party with Lamar Neagle!

 

Sounders top Fire 6-0 in US Open Cup Semifinals

The Seattle Sounders faced off against the Chicago Fire in the semifinals of the 2014 US Open Cup in the fortress that is open-cup-scores_8-13Starfire Sports. The Sounders are unbeaten in Open Cup play at Starfire, and their streak continued last night as they topped the Fire 6-0 in front of a packed house. The scoring opened up early with a goal by Chad Barrett off an assist from Kenny Cooper in the 6th minute. The 2nd goal came from Andy Rose off a Marco Pappa corner kick in the 33rd minute. Rose would score again in the 58th minute to send the Sounders into halftime up 3 to nil.

The Sounders continued their domination in the 2nd half, scoring their remaining three goals within six minutes of one another after a match filled with a pretty incredible offensive showing. In the 79th minute, Obafemi Martins took advantage of a bad touch by the Fire and brought it all the way to goal from near half in a solo effort to put the Sounders up 4. In the 82nd minute, Cooper landed a beautiful cross by DeAndre Yedlin in the back of the net. Cooper continued the onslaught when Martins delivered a perfect through pass to win the game at 6-0.

This win sends the Sounders to their 5th USOC final in six years, where they will face the Philadelphia Union.

 

 

2014 Sounders FC Cup Recap

It was a great weekend here at Starfire Sports! Thank you to all the teams who came to compete in the 2014 Sounders FC Cup, and congratulations to all our champions and finalists! See the final tournament results. See the skills challenge results.