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Seattleís underdog Norselander Vikings win the 5-a-side championship, 3-0, over Portland Vikings at Catholic Memorial. Bob Simensen and Austin Gunderson help Norsemen upset Portland Vikings 3-0. Joe Njoku-Obi and keeper Tex Snyder also figure for Norselander. Norselander dominate their four tournament wins, finishing with a 17-0 goal differential. The Portlanders had eliminated league champion Buchan, 5-2, in the second round. The tournament attracts 18 entries from B.C. to Oregon. Rev. Donald Herdener both coaches and keeps goals for one of two CYO entries. A St. Louis native, Herdener eschews the frock and blanks Sansego Americans, 3-0, in the first round.
Three-time state champion Eastside FC 94 Red, coached by Dan Strom, takes third place in the USYSA U16 Boys finals in Phoenix, losing out on a place in the final on goal differential.
Former Sounders captain and coach Jimmy Gabriel is named the first coaching director for Washington State Youth Soccer.
Brad Evans and Clint Dempsey score as Seattle wins the second leg of the Western Conference Championship, 2-1, but falls on away goals to the LA Galaxy in front of a franchise postseason record crowd of 46,758. Juninho scores the decisive goal for the away side. Sounders FC went up 1-0 in the 26th minute through Evans. Six minutes later, Dempsey, scores his 17th across all competitions. The Galaxy now hosts New England in MLS Cup.
Eight Washington girls are named to the national U18 squad: Bonnie Broughton, Gina Casella, Lori Henry, Shannon Higgins, Kris Jorgensen, Jenny Olsen, Kathy Ridgewell and Denae Ryan
Erling Hansenís hat trick is enough, but the Vikings add four more goals to decisively earn Northwest bragging rights with a 7-nil pounding of Portlandís Clan McCleay at White Center. Emmett Brennan, Sig Edngelstad, Austin Gunderson also score for the Vikes.