Seattle’s Best took on Misfits 50 in the Women’s Over 50 league here at Starfire Sports for Game of the Week. It was kept close by some great goalkeeping from Misfits 50’s Marcella Dajune. However, Seattle’s Best would take down the match 2-1 gifting their goalkeeper the victory on her birthday.
Dirty Penguins and North Bend Bar & Grill played out a thrilling 8-8 draw in this Men’s C Indoor match. Check out the back and forth action between the two sides in this week’s Game of the Week.
In the first 2013 Game of the Week, Gang Green faced off against Lasers FC in Coed Indoor play. Both teams are frequent Coed Outdoor league participants, but often head inside during the winter season to escape the elements and better their outdoor game for the spring. Though Gang Green put up a good fight, Lasers FC would bank an 8-2 victory in their first game of the season.
A recap of the Winter Warmer adult indoor tournament. Hundreds of adults came out to show their talents at various levels, including New England Revolution’s Kelyn Rowe and former Seattle Sounder’s player Lamar Neagle here at Starfire Sports. Thanks to everyone that came out and congrats to all the tournament champions!
2012 Candy Cane Challenge saw eight crazy nights of indoor soccer here at Starfire Sports. The tournament brought hundreds of boys and girls out to compete, while enjoying a little holiday fun and even hanging out with Buddy the Elf.
In the end, 22 champions were crowned! Thanks to all that participated.
On a brisk evening, South Sound United battled PacNW Flat Ballers for the Outdoor Coed D Championship. South Sound United proved too strong and took an early 2-0 lead in the first half. Despite creating a handful of chances later in the half including hitting the crossbar, PacNW would eventually fall to their opposition 4-0.
Blacked Out and Swat FC played out a great Coed 8v8 championship on Wednesday night at Starfire Sports. The match was tied 3-3 at the end of regulation, but Blacked Out would then grab a few goals in overtime to prevail 6-3.
Check out this fast-paced Men’s A Indoor Championship action where Smajic Construction and Manbearpig FC played out a thrilling match for game of the week. After going down early Manbearpig FC surged back to tie the game 8-8 with a rocket from Bryan Iotte. However, Smajic’s pressure finally broke the deadlock and they would prevail 9-8 through a tight-quarter finish from Edin Dedakovic.
The Sounders FC Cup recently took place at Starfire, and the tournament was truly a celebration of soccer in the Seattle area. There was top-level competition on the fields as well as Sounders player appearances, signed merchandise raffles, a Sounders Women game, and a special coaches clinic with members of the Sounders FC coaching staff. While the weekend showcased local talent and the Sounders organization, there was a certain international flair in the final games on Sunday as 13 Canadian teams competed in championship matches! Congratulations and thank you to our neighbors from the north that traveled down and everyone who participated in this year’s tournament!
Congratulations to our champions! To download larger versions of your team photo, click the team name in the table below.
|U-11||Eastside FC Red||Seattle United Copa|
|U-12||FC Alliance Gold||Tynecastle Select|
|U-13||Surrey United||FC Alliance Gold|
|U-14||Surrey SGU||Tacoma United Chelsea|
|U-16||BC Provincial Team||Surrey SGU|
|U-17||Eastside FC White||Fusion FC|
|U-19||Edmonton Drillers||BC Provincial Team|
|U-10||Eastside FC Red||ISC Gunners|
|U-11||Harbor Premier Megson||Eastside FC Red|
|U-12||FWFC||NW Nationals Red|
|U-13||Surrey United||NW Premier FC|
|U-14||Harbor Premier Megson||BC Provincial Team|
|U-15||SSC Crush||Eastside FC White|
|U-16||Pacific FC Vipers||Eastside FC White|
|U-17||Fusion FC||BC Provincial Team|
|U-19||BC Provincial Team||Eastside 96 Red|
What started as a soccer match quickly turned into a battle. In a game dominated by physical play and the referee’s whistle, the Sounders were able to top Chivas USA 4-1 to earn a place in their fourth consecutive US Open Cup Final where they will play Sporting Kansas City, 2-0 winners over the Philadelphia Union tonight. The physicality caused the game to be played at a frantic pace as the teams traded possession and chances on goal. The breakthrough came in the 31st minute when Osvaldo Alonso won the ball in the Sounders half before sending a beautifully timed through ball for Eddie Johnson to finish in a one on one with the Chivas goalkeeper, Dan Kennedy. The 1-0 halftime lead was far from comfortable as the game hung in the balance.
The Sounders then seized control of the game in the first minute of the second half when Fredy Montero was judged to have been fouled in the box and Alonso converted the ensuing penalty kick for a 2-0 lead. Chivas certainly felt the pressure from then on as the Sounders assaulted the goal, but a cruel bit of luck saw a Sounders chance at one end turn into a rebound goal in the 74th minute for Chivas substitute Cesar Romero after a quick counter. The 2-1 scoreline set up an uneasy final fifteen minutes but a goal in the 83rd minute by Brad Evans restored the 2-goal advantage and allowed Sounders fans to breath again. A final goal in the 88th minute by Sammy Ochoa tipped off the celebrations as Sounders fans began chanting “We’re gonna win the US Open Cup! (Again!)” And with the way the Sounders played and finished the game tonight, that is not a bad bet at all.