All But the Final Touch

2015 – Around the World and Close to Home

Islamic State militants killed 130 in coordinated attacks on Paris restaurants, bars and a concert hall, more than 1 million migrants and refugees flooded into Europe from Africa and the Middle East, overwhelming borders and reception facilities, and representatives from nearly 200 nations signed the Paris Climate Agreement to curb greenhouse gases. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling led to the legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the Black Lives Matter movement gathered strength as riots and unrest came in response to deaths of Black men by hands of police in Baltimore and Chicago, and across the South came renewed demands to remove Confederate flags and symbols after nine Blacks were gunned down in a Charleston, South Carolina, church. Washington’s worst wildfire season claimed three firefighters’ lives, hundreds of homes and over one million acres of timber, Seattle began raising the workers’ minimum hourly wage by 18 percent, to $9.47, with a target of $15 by 2021, and the Seahawks’ bid to win a second straight Super Bowl ended with a turnover at 1-yard line.

All But the Final Touch

It is the American Way. Our most lofty championships are decided on a single day, sometimes by virtue of a single play. Whatever was accomplished up until that time is somehow rendered secondary or immaterial.

For the Seattle Reign, that was the harsh reality awaiting when full-time was whistled on the 2015 NWSL championship game in Portland. Again. For the Reign had experienced that same emptiness a year before. All this coming after dominating the league, week in, week out.

Seattle still possessed a pair of NWSL Shields, presented for finishing first over the regular season in 2014 and ’15 yet they watched as the spotlight shifted to FC Kansas City for the second year in a row. The Reign won eight more games than FCKC over the biennium, lost only one regular season match in five meetings but had nothing shiny to show for it.

Being an Englishwoman, coach Laura Harvey was most satisfied after her team took the Shield in 2014. But in the dying seconds of the championship match at Starfire, before a sellout crowd, the disappointment of her players and fans was palpable. “I will take full responsibility for the fact that winning the league was enough for me – until we lost the final. I never want that feeling again,” Harvey lamented.

With the 2015 final approaching, Harvey knew her squad was focused on the task at hand. They were driven, they were not satisfied with a Shield. The year before they fell, 2-1, despite outplaying Kansas City. This time around, in Portland but backed with strong traveling support, it was very even – until it wasn’t.

With 12 minutes to go, Amy Rodriguez – who had scored both KC goals at Starfire – headed home a Heather O’Reilly cross, and Seattle was unable to reply. The Reign, who led the league by a wide margin in goals (2.05), simply couldn’t generate clean chances. Megan Rapinoe wondered aloud whether her team wanted to be “too perfect,” not direct enough.

“I think the way the league is set up, it’s sometimes hard to get your head around the structure because we play each other all year, and then we have to define ourselves by one game...We have to learn to be better in one game.”

Year in Review
Season Record
15-13-6, 4th West (6th MLS)
Sigi Schmid (7th year)
Top Scorer
Obafemi Martins (15 goals)
Season Record
13-3-4, 1st NWSL
Laura Harvey (3rd year)
Lauren Barnes, Jess Fishlock, Kim Little, Beverly Yanez
Top Scorer
Kim Little (10 goals)
13-12-3, 6th USL West
Tacoma Stars
4-16, 5th MASL Pacific
Men's Collegiate Postseason
Seattle U D1, 3rd rnd Seattle Pacific D2, 2nd rnd Whitworth D3, 1st rnd
Women's Collegiate Postseason
Washington D1, 1st rnd Washington State D1 , 1st rnd Western Washington D2, semifinal Seattle Pacific D2, 2nd rnd Puget Sound D3, 2nd rnd
Men's Conference Champions
Seattle U (WAC), Seattle Pacific (GNAC), Whitworth (NWC)
Women's Conference Champions
Seattle U (WAC), Western Washington (GNAC), Puget Sound (NWC)
NWAC Men's Champion
NWAC Women's Champion
Boys Regional Champion
Seattle United 98 Copa (U16)
Girls Regional Champion
Eastside 98 Red (U17)
WIAA Boys Champion
Snohomish (4A), Interlake (3A), Archbishop Murphy (2A), Seattle Academy (1A), St. George's (2B-1B)
WIAA Girls Champion
Issaquah (4A), Seattle Prep (3A), Squalicum (2A), Seattle Christian (1A), Okanogan (2B-1B)
Largest Attendance
64,358, Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, CenturyLink Field
Largest Amateur Attendance
1,998, Washington vs. Stanford, Husky Soccer Stadium

2015: All But the Final Touch

For the second year in a row, the Seattle Reign dominate the NWSL only to fall in the championship match.

SPU Wind-Aided Olimpico Sparks NCAA Win
November 12, 2015

Heavy weather plays a part in Seattle Pacific's NCAA first-round ousting of UC San Diego, 2-1, in Bellingham. Laura Moore's wind-aided Olimpico puts SPU in front directly from a corner kick. The Tritons, stymied by a driving rain and headwinds gusting up to 40 mile per hour, are able to muster just one first-half shot. Isabell Farrell's close-range volley in the 50th minute gives the Falcons a cushion as they avenge postseason losses to UCSD in 2010 and 2012.

Rapinoe's Corner Sparks Lloyd WC Hat Trick
July 5, 2015

Seattle Reign's Megan Rapinoe feeds Carli Lloyd for the first goal of the FIFA World Cup final in Vancouver, a 5-2 victory for the United States over Japan. It's the third championship for the USWNT but the first since 1999. Lloyd scores a final record three goals. Just three minutes into the game, Rapinoe drives her corner kick into the path of Lloyd, who one-touches it past Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori. Among the capacity crowd of 53,341 are thousands of fans from Washington, as well as Washington, D.C. Vice President Joe Biden attends, along with his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, three of his grandchildren and President Barack Obama's daughter Sasha.

UW Stays Undefeated, Surge Past Dartmouth
September 18, 2015

Quentin Pearson's header brings Washington level, and James Moberg's penalty kick two minutes later seals a 3-2 road comeback victory over Dartmouth. The 9th-ranked Huskies, who trailed 2-nil at halftime, move to 4-0-3.

Whitworth's Lead Vanishes in First-Round Exit
November 14, 2015

Redlands erases No. 10 Whitworth's 2-nil second-half lead and sends the Pirates out of the the NCAA Division III tournament with a 3-2 overtime, first-round win in San Antonio. Karl Muelheims puts Whitworth in front in the 13th minute with his 21st goal of the season. Sam Engle makes it 2-0 with a goal in the 48th. But 20th-ranked Redlands fights backs and ties in the 61st minute. The match-winner is an own goal 5:18 into extra time.

S2 Clinches Playoff Berth
September 17, 2015

Nick Miele's blast with six minutes to go completes a comeback, beats Austin, 3-2, and clinches a USL playoff berth for Sounders 2 in the team's first season. After falling behind, 2-1, Ashani Fairclough's first goal brings Seattle level with the Aztex seconds before halftime. The winner comes as Miele times his run to meet Aaron Long's chip and score his third goal. S2 takes the sixth and final playoff slot in the penultimate game of the regular season.

Caro Sets St. Martin's Assist Mark
November 2, 2015

Christian Caro, a sophomore in only his second appearance and first start of the season, assists on a record four goals in a record 9-0 Saint Martin’s win over Trinity Lutheran in Lacey. Caro also adds a goal in the Saints' third straight win.

WSU Ends Woes vs UCLA
October 4, 2015

Kaitlyn Johnson provides the go-ahead goal in the 52nd minute as Washington State snaps a 10-year winless stretch vs. UCLA with a 4-2 win in Pullman. Johnson pounces on the rebound of an initial shot by Cara Wegner, lifting the 1,305 Lower Field spectators to their feet. Wegner's fifth goal of the year opens the scoring. Nearly double that amount – a record 2,225–support WSU for its next home match.

Huskies Snap Stanford Unbeaten Streak
November 2, 2015

Steven Wright and Kyle Coffee score to lift No. 25 Washington over No. 3 Stanford, 2-1, at Husky Soccer Stadium. The come-from-behind win snaps the Cardinal's 15-match unbeaten streak and proves to be their last loss in a championship season.

Dempsey Earns Gold Cup Gold Boot
July 25, 2015

Clint Dempsey scores his seventh goal of the Gold Cup, extending Panama to extra time in the third-place match, but it's not enough. The U.S. National Team loses on penalties at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., 1-1 (3-2). Dempsey's haul earns him the tournament's Gold Boot. DeAndre Yedlin assists his equalizer in the 70th minute. Dempsey eventually totals nine international goals for the year, his career best.

Sounders Send Galaxy Out of Playoffs
October 28, 2015

Thrice eliminated by L.A., the Sounders turn the tables on the Galaxy by sending them out of the playoffs, 3-2, in a knockout game at CenturyLink Field. Erik Friberg takes advantage of L.A. keeper Donovan Ricketts leaving his line and sends a loose ball into the net with 17 minutes to go. The two sides exchanged four goals in a wild first 22 minutes.

Open Cup Match Devolves Into Red Card Fest
June 16, 2015

A U.S. Open Cup match vs. rival Portland devolves into farce as the Sounders finish with just seven men in a 3-1 fourth-round, extra time loss to the Timbers at Starfire. Referee Daniel Radford shows three reds to Seattle, plus an injury to goal-scorer Obafemi Martins, decimate the hosts. Down 2-1, Michael Azira is sent off in the 112th minute. Clint Dempsey grabs Radford's notebook, throws it down and then picks it up and tears out pages. Shown red, Dempsey claps in the official's face. Angry, Sigi Schmid storms off the field before the match finishes.

Cougars Win Away, Again
November 5, 2015

Washington State extends its unbeaten run in the Apple Cup to 12 meetings with yet another road victory, completing the regular season with a 3-1 verdict at Washington. The Cougars finish Pac-12 play with a perfect 6-0-0 mark away from Pullman and 9-1-0 altogether on the road. Kaitlyn Johnson scores her seventh goal to erase an early UW lead and Cara Wegner's 25th-minute strike puts WSU ahead and all but assures a fifth consecutive postseason berth.

Western Claims Big Road Win
September 16, 2015

First-half goals from Emily Webster and Catherine Miles power Western Washington to an impressive road win, 2-1, at No. 6 St. Edward's. Webster scores early from the edge of the box, and Miles doubles it in the 33rd after latching on to Savanna Moorehouse’s through ball.

Sounders Icons Keller, Schmid Voted to Hall of Fame
April 8, 2015

Former U.S. National Team goalkeeper and four-time FIFA World Cup veteran Kasey Keller is elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame as a first-ballot inductee. Joining Keller in the Class of 2015 are former U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team and Major League Soccer head coach Sigi Schmid on the Builder Ballot, and the late Glenn “Mooch” Myernick on the Veteran Ballot. Keller, an Olympia native, completed a 19-year international career in 2011, his final three seasons being played in Seattle. He played 102 games for the United States between 1990 and 2007 and is the USA’s all-time leader in shutouts with 47. After 35 years of coaching soccer in the United States, collecting numerous championships at the collegiate and professional levels. Schmid, 62, is the winningest coach in MLS history, winning championships in L.A. and Columbus before annually guiding the Sounders to playoff berths and four U.S. Open Cup titles since their inception in 2009. He coached UCLA for 19 seasons, winning the first of three NCAA titles in Seattle in 1985.

Seattle Represents in Concacaf Cup
October 11, 2015

With a Confederations Cup berth on the line, USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann calls on three past and present Sounders for the winner-take-all Concacaf Cup with Mexico at a packed Rose Bowl. Clint Dempsey starts and both Brad Evans and DeAndre Yedlin come off the bench in a match that extends to extra time before El Tri wins, 3-2. Yedlin assists on Bobby Woods's tying goal in the 108th minute. However, Paul Aguilar scores 10 minutes later, punching Mexico's ticket to Russia.

Interlake Wins First State Title
May 30, 2015

A goal by sophomore Stirling Russell in the dying seconds of the first half stands up for Interlake's first state championship victory. The Saints blank Garfield, 1-0, at Sparks Stadium for the boys' 3A crown. Russell finishes an impressive foray up the right side with an 11-yard shot from a tough angle with five seconds left in stoppage time. Interlake's best previous state finish had been 4A runner-up in 1984.

Western Fights Back But Falls in Semi
December 3, 2015

Western Washington gives two-time defending NCAA Division II Champion Grand Valley State all they can handle, but early goals in the first and second half prove too much to overcome. The Vikings exit the tournament at the semifinal stage, 3-2, in Pensacola, Fla. Grand Valley stuns Western with two goals in the first nine minutes before Delanee Nilles cuts it to 2-1 shortly before halftime. But Jayma Martin restores the two-goal lead 33 seconds into the second half, and a late goal from Gabriela Pelogi is not enough. Western finishes with a program-best 21 wins.

Washington Rush Wins Girls U14 NPL Crown
July 16, 2015

Washington Rush claims the U.S. Club Soccer National Premier League championship, defeating Scottsdale Blackhawks, 3-0, in the girls under-14 final in Westfield, Ind. The Rush, coached by ex-Sounder Kevin Sakuda, complete the tournament 5-0-0, including a semifinal win over the Washington state champion FC Salmon Creek Nemesis.

Kingdom Hope Awards First Scholarship
November 20, 2015

Kingdom Hope awards its first Soccer on Us scholarship to Madison Still of Pac Northwest. Still will receive $500 to support her ability to play for her club. Kingdom Hope is a non-profit organization that specializes in leadership and personal development in the fields of education and soccer. It was founded by retired Sounders player Steve Zakuani.

Hanson First Women's Coach to Reach 300
November 1, 2015

Randy Hanson becomes the state's first collegiate women's coach to achieve 300 wins at a local school with Puget Sound's 3-0 victory over Whitman. Hanson's 16th-ranked Loggers get two goals and an assist from Amalia Acorda-Fey.

Seattle Impact Out, Tacoma Stars Join MASL
January 15, 2015

Puget Sound's professional indoor team of record changes from Seattle Impact to Tacoma Stars as Lane Smith completes the purchase of Major Arena Soccer League franchise territorial rights. The Stars inherit the Impact's 3-10 record and host San Diego the following night. Tacoma had been playing in the semipro Western Indoor Soccer League, where they were 5-0, before the Impact and owner Dion Earl became embroiled in controversy.

Late Barrett Winner Extends Sounders Run
May 31, 2015

Chad Barrett scores 30 seconds into second-half stoppage time for a 2-1 Sounders comeback win over New York Red Bulls at CenturyLink Field. Seattle wins its third in four matches and is 8-3-2 three months into the MLS campaign. Marco Pappa brings the hosts level in the 69th minute. Barrett toes home the winner after Clint Dempsey takes a Tyrone Mears cross and slips it far post.

Seattle Chosen as Copa America Site
November 18, 2015

CenturyLink Field in Seattle is among the 10 venues chosen for the 2016 Copa America Centenario. Originally, 24 cities were considered. Organizers opted for bigger NFL stadiums instead of MLS stadiums available in some cities. Most venues will host at least three games. This will be the first time in its 100-year history that Copa America, the regional CONMEBOL tournament currently played every four years, is held outside South America. On Dec. 18, Seattle is assigned three matches, including one involving Argentina on June 14,.

Crossfire Premier Seeks Part of Yedlin Fee
July 3, 2015

Crossfire Premier files a legal grievance with FIFA, seeking its portion of the transfer fee of DeAndre Yedlin from the Sounders and MLS to Tottenham. Yedlin played for Crossfire from 2006-10. Under FIFA rules, if a player moves during the course of his contract, 5 percent of the deal should be deducted from the total amount of the fee and distributed to the club or clubs involved in his training and development between the ages of 12 and 24. MLS and U.S. Soccer maintain MLS and the federation maintain that such fees are illegal under U.S. law — and the league informed Tottenham as such.

Sounders Steal Roldan in MLS Draft
January 15, 2015

Washington midfielder Cristian Roldan, a Generation adidas signing projected to be a top-five pick in the MLS SuperDraft, falls to the middle of the first round before the Sounders quickly work a trade to select him 16th. Roldan, 19, earned 2013 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and was third-team All-America as a sophomore. Seattle sends its second-round pick and allocation money to Real Salt Lake for the right to move up 11 places.

Late Goal Beats Sounders U23 in PDL Semi
August 1, 2015

Seattle Sounders U23s cannot parlay home-field advantage into a PDL title, falling to Ontario's Kitchener-Waterloo United, 1-0, at Starfire Stadium. K-W United score off Julian Buescher's free kick in stoppage time. The Canadians had three other chances hit the crossbar, post and get cleared off the line. K-W United proceed to win the championship the following day, 4-3, over New York Red Bulls U23s.

Lavelle, Flaws Score to Lead Sounders Women
July 7, 2015

Rose Lavelle and Janelle Flaws find the net as the Sounders Women all but clinch the W-League Western Conference with a 2-1 win at Colorado Rush. It's Lavelle's seventh goal and the sixth for Flaws. Seattle clinches the conference title four days later via forfeit over Arizona. However, eventual league finalist Colorado Pride defeat Sounders Women, 2-1, in the first-round playoff at Starfire Stadium.

Vikings Victorious Over Falcons, Again
November 14, 2015

Meeting for the fourth time this season – and 11th over three years – Western Washington and Seattle Pacific go down to the wire in the NCAA West Region semifinal before the Vikings prove victorious, again. Catherine Miles scores with 4:55 left in regulation for a 1-0 win at Harrington Field. Western sweeps the four encounters and sends SPU out of the playoffs for the third year in a row.

Sounders 2 Debuts with Home Win
March 21, 2015

Seattle Sounders 2 makes a victorious entrance to their USL existence by entertaining 2,951 Starfire fans en route to a 4-2 win over Sacramento. Seattle blows open scoreless deadlock in the second half, with Andy Craven finding the historic first goal in the 49th minute. After Republic tie it, Sam Garza no sooner enters the match than scores the go-ahead goal in the 70th minute. Pablo Rossi and Cristian Roldan add late goals.

Falcons Gain GNAC Inside Track
October 15, 2015

A 50th-minute penalty by Danny Olivas helps Seattle Pacific avenge its only loss of the season as the Falcons gain the inside track to the GNAC title with a 3-2 win over Simon Fraser at Interbay Stadium. Jordan Kollars and Gabe Kellum score in the opening 10 minutes, and Olivas makes it 3-1. SPU proceeds to win its second straight GNAC title.

Thomas Gets Shutout But UPS Eliminated
November 15, 2015

Lauren Thomas makes four saves to earn her 19th clean sheet in Puget Sound's NCAA Division III second-round match vs. Wartburg. However, the Loggers are eliminated from the tournament on penalties, 0-0 (5-3), despite out-shooting Wartburg, 25-6. Grayson Williams-Krebs nearly wins it in overtime but her shot glances off the crossbar. It's the 12th straight shutout for Thomas, who finishes the year with a 0.13 GAA. UPS is undefeated (17-0-5), allowing just three goals.

Federal Way Recognizes Grosch
June 16, 2015

Federal Way City Council designates June 27 as Karl Grosch Day, honoring him for his many contributions to youth soccer and the city. Grosch, 90, is co-founder of Federal Way Youth Soccer and co-author of U.S. Youth Soccer's initial constitution and regulations. He also was a longtime member of the city's parks and recreation and civil service commissions.

USL W-League Shuts Down
November 6, 2015

The Seattle Sounders Women find themselves without a league when the USL W-League ceases operation after 21 years. The USL reasoned that not enough teams had committed to 2016 after finishing 2015 with 18 teams. The W-League was once the top flight of women’s soccer in the United States.

Solo Awarded Second Golden Glove
July 5, 2015

Hope Solo is awarded her second FIFA Gold Glove after the USWNT defeats Japan, 5-2, in the World Cup final at Vancouver's B.C. Place. Solo posts five shutouts during the tournament. She also won the award in 2011. The United States defense was stellar throughout and went 540 minutes between the first group stage match and the final without allowing a goal. Solo now has 136 international wins.

Dempsey Deals Seattle Into Playoffs
October 25, 2015

Clint Dempsey delivers a brace and assist – all in the first 20 minutes – and the Sounders clinch a playoff berth for the seventh straight year with a 3-1 Decision Day home win over Real Salt Lake. A crowd of 55,435 fans at CenturyLink Field breaks the MLS season attendance record again, with an average of 44,245. Dempsey scores in the fifth and 20th minutes, with Marco Pappa striking in the 10th.

Rapinoe Tears ACL
December 4, 2015

U.S. National Team and Seattle Reign star Megan Rapinoe has her Olympic hopes jeopardized after tearing her left ACL during USWNT training in Honolulu. The non-contact injury occurs on a grass training field. The following day U.S. Soccer canceled a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago for Aloha Stadium because of poor field conditions.

Sounders Tailspin Continues in LA
August 9, 2015

Seattle's epic tailspin in the wake of injuries and suspension continues with further calamity in a 3-1 road loss at LA Galaxy. Chad Barrett no sooner scores after 50 seconds than the Sounders forward strains his hamstring while celebrating. It's a club-record fifth straight league loss, the Rave Green are 1-9-1 dating to an Open Cup loss to Portland. An injured Obafemi Martins has not played since that night, and Clint Dempsey, through suspension and injury, has appeared just once. Osvaldo Alonso, a third DP, also misses the LA game. The Sounders drop to 10-12-2, already matching the club record for losses in a season, with 10 games left.

Seattle Prep Blanks Southridge in Girls 3A
November 21, 2015

Seattle Prep's stout defense combines with a Sophie Hirst second-half goal to earn the Panthers' third state 3A crown in six years, 1-0, over Southridge, at Sparks Stadium. Prep gains its 17th shutout in 23 games and finishes undefeated (22-0-1). Hirst finds the net in the 52nd minute and keeper Audrey Aggen makes a key save four minutes later. It is Southridge's second straight runner-up finish.

Reign Honor Solo, Rapinoe – and Win
July 11, 2015

A day after being honored with a ticker tape parade through New York City, World Cup stars Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe return home to Seattle and are honored at halftime of the Reign's 4-2 win over Western New York. A crowd of 5,778 loudly cheers their introduction, then comes to its feet again with three unanswered goals in the second period's first 10 minutes. The Reign goes 5-0-3 without Solo and Rapinoe. Beverly Yanez gets her fifth goal during that stretch vs. the Flash.

WA Cross Border to Support USWNT
June 16, 2015

Cars with Washington license plates and adorned with U.S. flags and pro-USA messages wait in early morning lines at the Peace Arch border crossing in Blaine. Filling the cars are fans en route to support the U.S. Women's National Team in its first Vancouver appearance of the World Cup, a 1-0 win over Nigeria to clinch Group D. Abby Wambach scores late in the first half and Hope Solo secures the shutout in the afternoon match at B.C. Place.

Yedlin Loaned to Sunderland
September 1, 2015

Nine months after making the move to England, DeAndre Yedlin is loaned by Tottenham to Sunderland for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. Yedlin made only one substitute appearance for Spurs. Three weeks later, Yedlin starts for the Black Cats in a League Cup loss to Manchester City, crossing to Ola Toivonen for the lone Sunderland goal in a 4-1 loss.

Seattle U Edges Washington
September 24, 2015

Hazma Haddadi scores out of scramble from a corner kick, and Seattle University posts its first win over Washington since returning to Division I six years earlier before a record crowd of 1,700 at Championship Field. David Olsen put the Redhawks ahead in the 28th minute, but 24 seconds later Ian Lange's penalty brings the 10th-ranked Huskies level. Haddadi's seventh goal in eight games comes in 47th minute.

Snohomish Knocks Off Unbeaten Central Walley
May 30, 2015

Snohomish becomes the first 4A repeat state boys' champion in 13 years by knocking off previously unbeaten Central Valley, 3-1, at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. Long throw-ins from Blake Crutchfield figured in all three Panthers goals during a 10-minute span of the second half. Noah Whitman scores in the 19th minute for CV. Brennan Judy ties it in the 58th, then Hal Uderitz and Kristian Barney score after Crutchfield throws into the box in the 65th and 68th.

Sekyra Leaves SPU After 12 Strong Seasons
January 12, 2015

After sculpting Seattle Pacific into a Division II women's national power, coach Chuck Sekyra resigns after 12 seasons as coach. Sekyra guided the Falcons to the 2008 NCAA championship in just the program's eighth season. His teams went 209-34-20, earned 12 consecutive NCAA berths (including trips to the semifinals or final) and won a combined nine GNAC regular season and tournament titles. Arby Busey, Sekyra's top assistant, succeeds him as head coach.

Reign Again Clinches Best Record
August 26, 2015

Megan Rapinoe scores the first goal and sets up the third as Seattle Reign clinches its second straight NWSL Shield with a 3-1 home victory over Boston. Kim Little gets her 10th goal of the season, and Kendall Fletcher also scores for the Reign (12-3-3).

Whitman's Washington Steps Down
February 19, 2015

Mike Washington, one of the state's longest-tenured college coaches, retires as Whitman College men's head coach. For 17 years, Washington guided the Missionaries, beginning with some lean seasons. But, over his final eight campaigns, Whitman won 10 or more matches four times, including a mark of 11-2-7 in 2008, when it was Northwest Conference runner-up. Washington is succeeded by Jose Cedeno.

Little Nets First Hat Trick
August 21, 2015

Kim Little plays big, very big, in Seattle's 3-0 win at Houston. Little scores three times, achieving the Reign's first hat trick and extending the win streak to five games. It's Hope Solo's first shutout since returning from the World Cup. Seattle (11-3-3) sits atop the NWSL, eight points clear of Washington and Chicago.

Whitworth Men Repeat in NWC
November 7, 2015

Karl Muelheims scores his Northwest Conference-leading 20th goal of the season in the sixth minute, and Eric Espinoza and Alfredo Omelas add scores as No. 9-ranked Whitworth clinches its second straight NWC title with a 3-1 win at Whitman. It's the eighth conference title in the past 12 years for the Pirates.

Kansas City Frustrates Reign in NWSL Final
October 1, 2015

After averaging more than two goals per match over the season, Seattle Reign is silenced in a 1-0 loss to FC Kansas City in the NWSL Final in Portland. Seattle, which had scored 20 times in the preceding nine games, seems to be pressing for the contest's first goal midway through the second half. Beverly Yanez's header forces a save and, 11 minutes later, Megan Rapinoe's blast slams off the post from 25 yards. But it's Amy Rodriguez, a Reign nemesis, who scores the KC winning goal, a header in the 78th minute. Rodriguez, originally allotted to Seattle in 2013, has six goals vs. the Reign, including all three goals in two league finals.

Seattle United Win Dallas Cup
April 4, 2015

Seattle United B98 Copa becomes the first Washington team to win a Dallas Cup championship, and it comes at the expense of their neighbor, Crossfire Premier. Behind first-half goals from Jackson Ragen and Paul Rothrock, Seattle United 98 Copa takes the U16 final, 2-0, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Teddy Nickerson posts the shutout in goal. Coached by former Sounder Jason Farrell, Seattle United proved dominant throughout the weeklong tournament, winning all six pool play and knockout games by a combined score of 20-2. Redmond's Crossfire, affiliated with Lake Washington Youth Soccer, had won five straight games going into the title game. Founded in 1980, the Dallas Cup invites elite teams from throughout the U.S. and the world. Seattle United met teams from Virginia, Texas, Mexico and Arizona.

Lagerwey Selected as Sounders GM
January 6, 2015

Garth Lagerwey is introduced as the new Sounders general manager and president of soccer. Lagerwey, 42, replaces owner Adrian Hanauer, who served as GM since the club was formed. Lagerwey helped build Real Salt Lake into an MLS Cup champion in 2009, runner-up in 2013 and Concacaf Champions League runner-up in 2011.

Reign's Cox Retires
October 19, 2015

Seattle Reign and former U.S. National Team defender Stephanie Cox announces her retirement at age 29. Cox, who made 49 appearances for the Reign in their first three seasons, is expecting her second child in April. She will continue coaching the Gig Harbor High School girls.

Keller, Schmid Inducted into Soccer Hall
October 3, 2015

In a ceremony conducted in his hometown, Kasey Keller is inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, along with Sounders coach Sigi Schmid and the late Glenn Myernick, at Seattle's Museum of History and Industry. Keller is elected in his first year of eligibility, four years after retiring with the Sounders. Following their respective acceptances speeches, Keller and Schmid don the traditional red sports coat, presented to inductees.

Solo, USWNT Draw Record WA Crowd
October 21, 2015

Hope Solo and the world champion U.S. Women’s National Team bring their Victory Tour to Seattle and CenturyLink Field, drawing a record crowd for a 1-1 draw with Brazil. The attendance of 23,603 is the largest ever for women's match played in Washington. Solo makes five saves but cannot deny Monica in the third minute. World Cup hero Carli Lloyd equalizes in the 85th with her 17th goal of the year. Joining Solo in the starting XI is Reign teammate Megan Rapinoe. Serving as referee is local resident Katja Koroleva.

Shulenberger's Cougs Start 7-0-0
September 18, 2015

Four weeks into the season, Washington State stands as one of just three Division I women's teams with a perfect record. Kaitlyn Johnson scores for the second match in a row as new coach Todd Shulenberger has the Cougars at 7-0-0 following a 3-0 home win over Gonzaga.

Shulenberger Named WSU Coach
April 10, 2015

Washington State moves quickly to name its third head coach in as many years. Todd Shulenberger was formerly associate head coach at Texas Tech. He replaces Steve Nugent, who resigned March 9 after guiding the Cougars to a fourth straight NCAA tournament.

Loggers Clinch 14th Straight NWC Women's Title
November 8, 2015

No. 15-ranked Puget Sound clinches its 14th consecutive Northwest Conference title by defeating Willamette, 2-0, to conclude the regular season. Needing a tie or win to clinch over rival Pacific Lutheran, the Loggers Jacquelyn Anderson gets things going with a 12th-minute rocket. Anderson pads the margin with 14 minutes remaining. It's the 10th consecutive win for UPS and 23rd straight regular season game without a loss.

Rapinoe Brace Gets U.S. World Cup Bid Started
June 8, 2015

Megan Rapinoe fires the opening salvo in the United States' bid to bring the FIFA World Cup championship back home. Rapinoe scores the opening goal in the USWNT's first group stage game, a 3-1 win over Australia in Winnipeg. She scores in the 12th minute and adds her 31st international goal in the 78th, the first two-goal game at the World Cup for the Americans since Abby Wambach against Norway in 2007. Hope Solo, Rapinoe's Seattle Reign teammate, is tested in the fifth minute, when she tips Emily Van Egmond’s shot off the crossbar and over.

WA Duo Sparks Stanford Quarterfinal Upset
December 5, 2015

Mercer Island's Jordan Morris opens the scoring and Vancouver's Foster Langsdorf scores the winning goal in overtime as Stanford upsets top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Wake Forest, 2-1, before 4,906 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Langsdorf's looping header comes off a free kick in the 97th minute. Morris puts the visitors in front in the 18th minute with his 11th goal.

Jobanek Goals Sends Western Forward
November 19, 2015

Second-ranked Western Washington dispatches No. 23 Azusa Pacific from the NCAA tournament, 1-0, in the West Regional championship at Bellingham's Harrington Field. Caitlyn Jobanek's strike from 15 yards off a weak clearance proves the difference. Azusa Pacific does not produce a shot on target until the 86th minute. It's Western's second regional title in three years.

Ten-Man SPU Goes Out of NCAAs on Penalties
November 14, 2015

After going in front in their NCAA West Region semifinal, Seattle Pacific is first reduced to 10 men, then tied, 1-1, and finally eliminated in a penalty kick shootout, 3-2, by Cal State Dominguez Hills in a steady rain at Interbay Stadium. Matt Merchant comes off the bench to score the SPU opener that was canceled out by a second-half Tony Alfaro penalty. Two 10-minute, sudden-death overtime periods end scoreless. Dominguez goalkeeper Chase Gentry makes nine saves in regulation and overtime, plus another two in the tiebreaker. The Falcons, unbeaten in their final 10, finish with just a single loss (14-1-4), the fewest in program history.

Defiance Rookie Jones Hits Hat Trick
March 29, 2015

Darwin Jones achieves a hat trick in just his and Sounders 2's second outing, a 4-0 home win over Vancouver at Starfire. Jones, a rookie Homegrown Player signing out of the University of Washington, begins his night by finishing off a feed from Andy Craven in the 16th minute and another 20 minutes later. Jones caps his hat trick less than five minutes into the second half as the Seattle lead expands to 4-0. Craven adds the other goal for S2.

Algarve Title Comes After Solo PK Save
March 11, 2015

Hope Solo saves a late penalty kick attempt to preserve her 81st international shutout as the United States claims the Algarve Cup title at Faro, Portugal, by defeating France, 2-0. Solo stops Amandine Henry's spot kick in the 82nd minute. She concedes just one goal during four matches. Solo's 160th start is a USWNT record, surpassing Brianna Scurry.

Seattle U Wins WAC on Penalties
November 15, 2015

Hamza Haddadi's penalty kick forces overtime and Seattle University converts all five of its spot kicks in the tiebreaker as the 15th-ranked Redhawks win their second WAC men's title in three years. Seattle U prevails, 1-1 (5-4), over Utah Valley in Kansas City. Haddadi, out the previous nine games due to injury, comes off the bench to score the equalizer in the 87th minute. He later delivers the clinching shootout conversion. UVU misses its initial attempt. With 49 seconds remaining in regulation, Utah Valley keeper Collin Partee is sent off for hard foul on David Olsen.

Sounders U23s Advance to PDL Finals
July 25, 2015

Jonathan Campbell's late winner sends Seattle Sounders U23s through to the PDL Finals with a 2-1 victory over host FC Tucson for the Western Conference championship. Seattle never trails, with Kento Sakurai giving the visitors a 1-nil lead after two minutes. With 10 minutes left, Florian Valot's corner finds Troy Peterson, whose shot is cleared off the line. Campbell hits the rebound into the roof netting. Guillermo Delgado had the Sounders U23 semifinal winner over Burlingame, 1-0. Tucson had eliminated Kitsap, 4-1, in the other conference semi.

No More Golazo
December 28, 2015

Seattle-based Golazo, an all-natural performance sports energy beverage targeting the soccer audience, files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In 2011 it received a $3.7 million infusion from angel investors led by Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz. However, Golazo was not able to reach profitability or secure enough capital to “take it to the next level,” according to co-founder Richard Tait.

Western Returns to NCAA Semifinals
November 15, 2015

Catherine Miles scores two second-half goals, propelling Western Washington into the NCAA semifinals with a 3-1 win over Dallas Baptist at Bellingham. It brings Miles’s career total to a record 45 goals, the most in the program’s NCAA era. The tie-breaking goal comes in the 63rd minute as Miles pounces on a fumbled save. Three of her 13 goals have come in the playoffs. It's the Vikings second trip to the semis in three years.

Solo's Fifth Straight Shutout Secures Final Passage
June 30, 2015

Hope Solo's fifth straight shutout enables the United States to reach its fourth FIFA Women's World Cup final with a 2-0 semifinal win over Germany in Montreal. Solo benefits from a missed penalty attempt by Celia Sasic in the 59th minute. Ten minutes later, Carli Lloyd converts a USWNT penalty for the 1-nil lead and Kelley O'Hara adds late insurance. It is Solo's U.S. record-tying 10th World Cup clean sheet and her 89th international career shutout. Heading into the final the defense has not allowed a goal in 513 minutes.

Impact Meets Demise After 13 Games
January 10, 2015

Thirteen games into its first season, Seattle Impact implodes. The final entry for the MASL team is a foul-marred, 10-7 loss at Sacramento. Gordy Gurson scores his league-leading 36th goal for Seattle. Two days later Gurson is traded to St. Louis for cash considerations. He goes on to finish No. 2 in total points and earn Rookie of the Year and second team all-MASL honors.

Struggling Sounders Go On Signing Binge
August 12, 2015

With the Sounders spiraling downward in the standings, they go on a spending spree to add three international players, punctuated by central defender and Panama captain Román Torres. Days before Seattle, after losing for the ninth time in 11 matches in all competitions, signed Paraguayan forward Nelson Valdez and Austrian midfielder Andres Ivanschitz. In June the Sounders brought back Swedish midfielder Erik Friberg. Regular starters Obefami Martins, Clint Dempsey, Marco Pappa and Oslvaldo Alonso have all missed at least five games due to injuries or suspensions.

Starts Put on Sizzling Show
November 6, 2015

Before a club-record crowd of 3,710 in the ShoWare Center, the Tacoma Stars start theif first full MASL season with a 5-1 win over Sacramento behind Dan Antoniuk's hat trick. The Stars partner with the Tacoma Rainiers for marketing and in-game entertainment. The pregame introductions feature the Starship hit "We Built This City" to energize fans. Intermissions feature a bevy of mascots, highlighted by Perry the Penalty Peanut. Average attendance rises to 2,462.

Sounders Women Join WPSL
December 29, 2015

Seven weeks after the USL W-League folded, the Seattle Sounders Women affiliate with the Women’s Premier Soccer League. The WPSL, formed in 1998, has approximately 90 teams across the country. The Sounders Women will join FC Tacoma 253 and Issaquah SC in the 2016 Northwest Division.

Yedlin Makes Spurs Debut
April 11, 2015

DeAndre Yedlin makes his first appearance for Tottenham's senior team in a 1-0 Premier League loss to Aston Villa. Yedlin, who has been making steady progress with the Spurs under-21s, is a substitute in the 79th minute. His transfer from Seattle Sounders took effect in January with his move across the Atlantic.

Neagle Brace Helps Secure CCL Passage
September 23, 2015

Four days after beating Vancouver away for the Cascadia Cup, the Sounders secure passage to the Concacaf Champions League knockout round by blanking the Whitecaps, 3-0, at CenturyLink Field. Lamar Neagle's goals 15 minutes apart both come off assists from Chad Barrett and Nelson Valdez, who gets the other goal. Seattle finishes 2-1-1 vs. Vancouver and Olimpia to win the group. It's the fourth win in five games across all competitions.

Issaquah Girls Rally, Win First 4A Title
November 21, 2015

Madison Phan's header in second-half stoppage time completes Issaquah's comeback, giving the Eagles their first 4A girls championship, 2-1, over West Valley, at Sparks Stadium. Phan heads home Claudia Longo's corner kick in the 80th minute. Longo's 28-yard free kick finds the upper left corner, tying matters in the 56th minute. It's the first goal allowed by the Rams in 550 minutes. West Valley takes a late first-half lead through Kendra Hanses. Issaquah had won three 3A titles between 2005-08, then been 4A runner-up in 2012 and '13.

Sounders 2 Oust Timbers 2 From Open Cup
May 27, 2015

Sounders 2's Pablo Rossi scores his second extra time match-winner in eight days, beating Timbers 2, 2-1, in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup at Starfire. Seattle rallies to tie on Andy Craven's 66th-minute goal. Nearing the end of the first overtime period, Sam Garza slips a pass to Rossi to fire into the net. Rossi had scored twice in a second-round, 4-2 win over Kitsap Pumas.

Whatcom Soccer Park to Get Upgrade
December 15, 2015

Bellingham's Northwest Soccer Park will be getting a major upgrade in time for summer, Whatcom Sports & Recreation announces. The soccer park will get two new artificial turf fields, lights and a scoreboard that are expected to be ready by mid-April. The state will provide $2 million for the project while the Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery is donating $700,000 and will receive naming rights for 20 years. Adding lights and the artificial turf fields means soccer and other sports can be played year-round and after dark, helping ease scheduling pressures that come with the popular sport, says Lance Calloway, executive director of Whatcom Sports and Recreation.

Dempsey Suspensions Mount
June 25, 2015

Clint Dempsey is dealt his second major suspension in six days as U.S. Soccer bans him from U.S. Open Cup play for six matches or two years, which ever is greater. Since his red card for grabbing and ripping up referee Daniel Radford's notebook in an Open Cup loss to Portland, Dempsey was fined and suspended three games by MLS Commissioner Don Garber on June 19. He also lost his captaincy of the USMNT.

Calkins Named State's Technical Director
July 13, 2015

Kim Calkins (né Stiles), a native of Spokane, is named Washington Youth Soccer's technical director. Calkins was a standout at the University of Portland and the first state resident taken in a women's professional collegiate draft. She coached with Spokane Shadow, Eastside FC and Washington Premier in addition to serving on the Gonzaga women's staff.

Crossfire Affiliates with AS Roma
November 20, 2015

Redmond's Crossfire Premier joins four other elite youth academies in AS Roma's USA Academy program. Roma provides U.S. academies the same resources and year-round support as it does for its Italian academies. It allows for accelerated player development and broadened exposure for Crossfire's teams and players.

Vikings Jolt Simon Fraser for Five Early
September 26, 2015

Western Washington jumps on previously perfect Simon Fraser early, with Elise Aylward's hat trick paving the way to a 5-0 victory at Burnaby, B.C. All five goals come in first 15 minutes, including Ayward's opener at 2:57. Catherine Miles scores the other two goals and adds an assist.

Solo Reinstated to National Team
February 21, 2015

With less than four months remaining until the FIFA Women's World Cup begins in Canada, Hope Solo is reinstated to the U.S. National Team following a 30-day suspension. Solo, 33, was suspended after a Jan. 19 incident in Manhattan Beach, Calif., in which her husband, former Seattle Seahawks player Jerramy Stevens, was pulled over in a USWNT vehicle for alleged DUI.

Darwin Jones Hat Trick Paces S2
March 29, 2015

Darwin Jones needs only 50 minutes to record the first Sounders 2 hat trick as the rookie Homegrown forward fuels Seattle's 4-0 home win over Vancouver Whitecaps 2 at Starfire. Jones, a rookie from the UW, finishes a feed from Andy Craven in the 17th minute and another 20 minutes later. His hat trick is capped less than five minutes into the second half. Craven assists that goal and scores one himself. Seattle outshoots Vancouver 11-0 in the first half and 20-4 on the day.

Sounders Reward Big Crowd, Beat Timbers
August 30, 2015

Fielding a full-strength team for the first time in three months, Seattle rewards a near-capacity crowd of 64,358 with a 2-1 victory over arch-rival Portland and kick-starts its run toward the playoffs. Seattle will go 7-0-4 in its next 11 matches across all competitions. the opener comes after six minutes through Obafemi Martins, starting a four-match scoring streak. Brad Evans buries a 42' penalty after Timbers keeper Adam Kwarasey fouls Martins.

Dallas Ends Sounders' Season in Penalties
November 8, 2015

In a wide swing of fortunes in the final stages, Dallas ends Seattle's season by virtue of penalties, 2-1 (4-2), at Frisco, Texas. Walker Zimmerman forces overtime in the second leg of the playoff series and then hits the decisive penalty. The series lead changes three times in the final 10 minutes of regulation and overtime. Chad Marshall's header from Marco Pappa's corner appears to have the Sounders advancing on total goals in the 90th minute. However, Zimmerman answers seconds later, knotting the aggregate, 3-3.

Kitsap Pumas Clinch Division
July 9, 2015

Logan Miller's early goal is sufficient for Kitsap Pumas to earn a point and thereby clinch a second straight PDL Northwest Division championship. Kitsap draws, 1-1, with Portland Timbers U23s at Bremerton's Gordon Field. Jake Bond charges down the right flank and crosses for Miller to score his fifth goal in three matches. Portland equalizes early in the second half but then goes a man down due to a red card.

Seattle Beats Washington, Reaches NWSL Final
September 13, 2015

A late gusher of goals sends Seattle Reign to the NWSL final for the second year in a row following a 3-0 semifinal victory over Washington. Megan Rapinoe's cross finds Beverly Yanez in the 72nd minute to end the scoreless stalemate. Three minutes later, Rapinoe doubles the lead and Mariah Bullock scores with her touch as a late substitute. Seattle, unbeaten in nine (8-0-1), will again face Kansas City for the title.

Morris Leads Stanford to NCAA Title
December 13, 2015

Jordan Morris scores two goals in leading Stanford to its first NCAA championship, 4-0 over Clemson, in the College Cup final in Kansas City. Morris puts the Cardinal ahead of the second-seeded Tigers in the second minute and adds another in the 50th minute. He finishes as the tournament's top scorer with five goals. It equals the largest margin of victory in a championship game.

Yanez Brace Beats Portland
July 26, 2015

Beverly Yanez breaks open the match with two quick goals to start the second half as Seattle Reign completes a season sweep of Portland, 3-0, at Memorial Stadium. A club-record crowd of 6,303 sees Seattle take over first place in the NWSL and the home unbeaten streak extended to 20 games. Yanez brings her goal total to eight with strikes in the 46th and 50th minutes. Four days earlier Kim Little silenced 21,144 in Portland with a winning goal vs. the Thorns.

Morris Stays at Stanford
January 5, 2015

Jordan Morris elects to stay at Stanford University for his junior season rather than accept an offer from Sounders FC. To preserve their homegrown rights, the MLS club is obligated to tender a written offer to players such as Morris.

When I think about the influences I've had, it's pretty emotional...The biggest group I have to thank is players. Winning games and winning titles sometimes bonds that whole group, but at the end of the day it's the players that I've been able to coach and the friendships that have come out of that.
Sigi Schmid upon his National Soccer Hall of Fame induction
(It) was not the proudest moment for the Sounders. Next to our logo are three words: passion, courage and community. And the passion, there's no doubting the passion of our players, coaches, staff - but ... the passion maybe boiled over a little bit.
Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer commenting on three red cards in Open Cup loss to Portland
Even though we're in Canada, these matches have been feeling like we're at home. We have been selling out stadiums, and they're packed with mostly U.S. fans. I can't imagine it being too much different if we were actually in America. We're getting recognized all over Canada, and I expect another great U.S. crowd on Sunday.
Seattle Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe on American fan support ahead of the World Cup final in Vancouver
We’ve just got players going down left and right – from scoring goals for crying out loud. But what can you do other than just play it out?
Zach Scott after Sounders' fifth straight MLS loss, during which Chad Barrett leaves injured
I didn’t want to get thrown out, so I just walked away from the bench because I was maybe going to choke a referee. So I figured I’d walk away before I did something stupid.
Sounders coach Sigi Schmid explaining his leaving the field minutes before the Seattle-Portland U.S. Open Cup match finished
It's sometimes hard to get your head around the structure because we play each other all year and then we have to define ourselves by one game. And, ultimately, if that's what we have to learn from, we have to learn to be better in one game, which is hard to say.
Frustrated Reign coach Laura Harvey after losing the 2015 NWSL final to Kansas City after again posting the best regular season record
Who would have thought when I first went over to England in 1991 that five Americans would help keep a team in the Premier League. It just shows what U.S. Soccer has been able to do.
Kasey Keller, while accepting his Hall of Fame induction, referencing his and other Americans' role in rescuing Fulham from relegation
(Seattle Prep) were the best high school soccer team I have ever seen. They were phenomenal. We battled, and they put us under pressure. Our kids battled and battled all game long. You've got to tip your hat to them. We just couldn't find a weakness.
Southridge coach Greg Sambrano after falling to Prep in the girls' state 3A final
I always said that if the best general manager was available, I would hire that person to replace me. I believe that Garth is that man. This decision will allow me to focus more time on strategy surrounding the long-term future of our club.
Adrian Hanauer upon hiring Garth Lagerwey as Sounders GM and President of Soccer
There’s nothing like coming back home, with my home crowd and the club that I love to play for. This club means so much for me. This was really special.
Megan Rapinoe addressing Reign fans after returning from winning the World Cup
I am so honored. I just can’t believe this, this is all my soccer community, my whole neighborhood is here. Soccer is my passion. You all did it — it wasn’t me, it was all of you. We all got in and did it together.
Longtime Longview city council member and youth soccer advocate Tom Hutchinson on having the city's soccer complex named in his honor
We built it at RSL from scratch. I really wanted to take on a bigger challenge, and this is it.
Garth Lagerwey on being named Sounders GM/President of Soccer
College & High School All-America (USC)
Player (Hometown) School (Div/Team/Pos)
Kyle Bjornethun (Snohomish) Seattle University (D1/2nd/D)
Ryan Herman (Fall City) Washington (D1/3rd/G)
Jordan Morris (Mercer Island) Stanford (D1/1st/F)
David Olsen (Auburn) Seattle University (D1/1st/F)
Delanee Niles (Poulsbo) Western Washington (D2/1st/D)
Spencer Wolfe (Bellingham) Whitworth (D3/3rd/D)
Collegiate Men's Records
Evergreen 13-3-2
Gonzaga 6-10-1
Northwest 10-9-0
Pacific Lutheran 15-5-0
Puget Sound 10-7-2
Saint Martin's 6-12-1
Seattle University 18-4-1
Seattle Pacific 14-1-4
Washington 8-5-6
Western Washington 5-10-3
Whitman 3-13-2
Whitworth 16-2-1
Collegiate Women's Records
Central Washington 7-9-1
Eastern Washington 12-4-3
Evergreen 2-13-0
Gonzaga 2-12-5
Northwest 7-10-2
Pacific Lutheran 15-3-2
Puget Sound 17-0-5
Saint Martin's 3-14-0
Seattle University 14-3-3
Seattle Pacific 14-5-2
Washington 12-7-2
Washington State 14-6-0
Western Washington 21-2-1
Whitman 3-11-6
Whitworth 6-11-3
Founders Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U11 South Tacoma Little StarsSeattle United South 03 Blue
U12 Kent United 02 GreenBellevue YSC Select Robinson
U13 UnitedCrossfire Select 01 Granston
U14 Crossfire Select 00 ButtonMercer Island FC Maroon 00 Hill
U15 Seattle United Shoreline 99 BlueLake Hills Infinity 99
U16 Pacific FC 98 Strikers
U17 Pacific FC 97 Fire
U18/19 LVR 96 FreedomSeattle United NE 97 Black
U18/19 LVR 96 FreedomSeattle United NE 97 Black
PDL, W-League, WPSL Records
Issaquah SC Gunners 8-1-3, 1st Div.
Kitsap Pumas 10-0-2, 1st Div.
Puget Sound Gunners 0-7-5, 7th Div.
Seattle Sounders U23s 7-4-1, 3rd Div.
Seattle Sounders Women 10-1-1, 1st Div.
FC Tacoma 253 6-3-1, 2nd Div.
Washington Crossfire 1-8-3, 6th Div.
Professional All-League
Player (Pos) Team (Lg-Tm)
Lauren Barnes (D) Reign (NWSL-1st)
Jessica Fishlock (M) Reign (NWSL-1st)
Kim Little (F) Reign (NWSL-1st)
Beverly Yanez (F) Reign (NWSL-1st)
Stephanie Cox (D) Reign (NWSL-2nd)
Kendall Fletcher (D) Reign (NWSL-2nd)
Keelin Winters (M) Reign (NWSL-2nd)
Megan Rapinoe (F) Reign (NWSL-2nd)
Matt Grosey (G) Kitsap (PDL-NW)
Cory Keitz (D) Kitsap (PDL-NW)
Nick Hamer (M) Kitsap (PDL-NW)
Jonathan Campbell (D) Sounders U23 (PDL-NW)
Guillermo Delgado (F) Sounders U23 (PDL-NW)
Kinley McNicoll (D) Sounders Women (WL-NW)
Rose Lavelle (M) Sounders Women (WL-NW)
State Youth Challenge Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U10 Crossfire Premier 04 Reynolds AEastside FC 04 Red
U11 Crossfire Premier 03 B James AEastside FC Red A
U12 Spokane SC Shadow 02 APacNW 02 Blue
U13 Crossfire Premier 01 Reiman BFC Alliance 01 A
U14 Whatcom FC Rangers 00 GoldPacNW 00 Blue
U15 Washington Premier FC 99 WhiteRVS Slammers 99 Orange
U16 PacNW 98 BlueCrossfire Selection 98 McLaughlin
U17 Washington Premier 97 WhiteRVS Slammers 97 Orange
U19 Seattle United 96 Tango BCrossfire Select 96 Farzeen
State Youth Recreational Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U11 West Seattle Red Bullets (HSA)SC Flower Power
U12 HYSC MarquezNorth Bend Thunder
U13 VW TolucaAuburn Blast
U14 CW EaglesMYSC Mavericks
U15 Eastlake 00 AcesTR5 00 HAVOC
U16 HYSC ChelseaFME Renegades
U17 VUSA VictoryNorth Bend SAS
U18/19 Juanita Lightning FCVUSA Cougars
Washington State Youth Champions
Age BoysGirls
U12 Seattle United 02 Copa (SYSA)Seattle United 02 Copa (SYSA)
U13 PacNW 01 MaroonSeattle United 01 Copa (SYSA)
U14 Seattle United 00 Copa (SYSA)FCSC 00 Ellertson
U15 Crossfire Premier 99 James (LWYSA)FCSC 00 Crossfire Prem 99 Crum (LWYSA)
U16 Seattle United 98 Copa (SYSA)Eastside FC 98 Red (EYSA)
U17 Washington Premier 97 Black (TPCJSA)Spokane Shadow 97 (SpVSA)
U18 Seattle United 96 Copa (SYSA)NW Nationals 96 Red
WIAA Championship Games
Boys 4A Snohomish 3Central Valley 1
Boys 3A Interlake 1Garfield 0
Boys 2A Archbishop Murphy 3Fife 0
Boys 1A Seattle Academy 3Connell 2
Boys 2B St. George's 2Tacoma Baptist 0
Girls 4A Issaquah 2West Valley 1
Girls 3A Seattle Prep 1Southridge 0
Girls 2A Squalicum 4Ridgefield 0
Girls 2A Squalicum 4Ridgefield 0
Girls 1A Seattle Christian 3Cascade 0
Girls 2B Okanogan 3Crosspoint 0
2015 US Youth Soccer Coach of the Year

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WWC Final


S2 Inaugural Match

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S2 Darwin Jones

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USWNT vs Brazil in Seattle

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Oba at COL


Combo Goal vs NE

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Levy>Oba 360 Goal

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NCAA Final


Red Wedding

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Reign at Houston

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Reign at Washington Semi

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The NINETY Opens


On this Day in History
October 28, 2021
Seattle’s record autumn rainfall has consequences. The Washington-California men’s game, tied at 1-1, is called after 60 minutes when field conditions prompted officials to rule that it was no longer safe due to the waterlogged Husky Soccer Stadium pitch. Since it did not reach 70 minutes, it is ruled a no-contest and is not rescheduled. Over two inches of precipitation is measured during the day.
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August 19, 1994
Michelle Akers-Stahl notches two goals and two assists as the the United States routs Jamaica, 10-0, in qualifying for the second FIFA Women's World Championship at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Montreal. Akers-Stahl scores again in the 6-0 tournament final win over Canada. She finishes with six goals and is named tournament MVP.
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October 25, 1985
Peter Hattrup erupts for a school-record five goals, all in the first half, as Seattle Pacific thrashes Gonzaga 11-0 at Redmond High School. The 11 goals is also an SPU single-game record. Hattrup opens the scoring after 7 minutes, 14 seconds. He scores his fifth goal at 33:46, and leaves the game shortly thereafter. Hattrup had shared the old mark of four goals with six others. It is the fifth win over a Div. I opponent for the Falcons.
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June 21, 1987
A day after scoring five times in the semifinal, Seattle's FC Mitre Eagles cannot find the net, even during the title-determining shootout, as Club Espana of Washington, D.C., lifts the U.S. Open Cup at St. Louis Soccer Park. In a rematch of the 1985 Amateur Cup final, Club Espana prevails after 120 minutes of regulation and extra time, 0-0 (3-0). Both teams finish with 10 men Mitre Eagles' Steve Englebrick and Espana's Abdulwhab Al-Khaldi following a tussle in the 54th minute. Andy Churlin produces the game's best scoring chance, bending a shot from 25 yards off the left post in the 87th minute. Espana keeper Stephen Pfeil saves the Eagles' first two penalty attempts and the third hits the post. All three D.C. penalties go past Craig Christopherson, including the clincher by Daniel Bentancor. Espana transitions into the Washington Diplomats, and wins the 1988 ASL title.
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