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Kitsap Pumas Reign Over PDL
August 6, 2011

Robby Christner scores in 11th minute from Bryan Burke and Bryan Meredith posts shutout as Kitsap Pumas beats Laredo Heat, 1-0, to win PDL Championship at home. The PDL finals attract 2,657 to Bremerton Memorial Stadium over two days. Kitsap allows only one goal total in four postseason matches, finishing 16-1-3 in league and playoffs.

MISL Coming to Tacoma
June 29, 1983

Tacoma lands a Major Indoor Soccer League franchise after securing primary tenant rights away from a bid by the Sounders. Tacoma ownership buys the mothballed Denver Avalanche franchise for an undisclosed price, just over four months before the season starts.

Rowe Stars for U.S. U20s
March 29, 2011

Federal Way’s Keyln Rowe opens his U.S. U20 National Team account with a hat trick in 4-0 win over Suriname in Guatemala City. A freshman a UCLA, Rowe then scores two more in 2-0 win over Panama. He was named Pac-10 freshman of the Year after scoring seven goals and 10 assists for the Bruins.

Vikings Avenge Cup Loss
March 25, 1951

In their second cup final meeting in three weeks, the Vikings avenge a loss to Sunny Jim in the league knockout cup. A goal in each half by Thor Ronning carries Norselander to a 3-1 win at White Center.

Stars Come Out
November 5, 1983

A crowd of 12,284 is on hand for the inaugural Tacoma Stars game in the Tacoma Dome. Danko Grgic scores the Stars' first goal, but the L.A. Lazers go on to win, 6-2.

Hibernian Saints Win U.S. Amateur
August 7, 2005

Goals from Ian Chursky and Cam Weaver propel Seattle's Hibernian & Caledonian Saints to victory in the U.S. Amateur Cup final in Dallas. Jimmy McAlister's Hibs & Caley hold off Baltimore Allied, 2-1, to become the third Washington side to win the competition.

Governor Booth Gardner actively supports women's soccer and 1994 World Cup matches coming to Husky Stadium.
Seattle's Celtics, shown here in 1913, adopted hoops like their Glasgow namesake.
Located in the Hilltop neighborhood, Tacoma's McKinley School team in 1914. (Spalding Guide 1915)
After winning the Northwest Conference, Whitworth reaches the third round of the NCAA Division III tournament.
Beverly Yanez, left, joins in celebrating one of many Reign FC goals en route to the NWSL Shield. (Jane Gersovich photo)
Michelle Akers was already drawing attention at Shorecrest High School.
The inaugural season Tacoma Stars.
Trace 'socguards' came into vogue in 1975.