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Seattle Hungarians are granted admission to the Pacific Coast League, becoming the first U.S.-based club in the 8-team semipro circuit. The Hungarians will play home matches at White Center Stadium where they will charge admission. Owner Balint Ducz begins fortifying his squad by adding Alex Bogdan from Portland, Zoltan Mako from Denver and Tommy Major from Victoria.
Joey Gjertsen scores twice and Michael Ramos nails the deciding goal as Stars clinch a MASL playoff berth in their first full season by beating Ontario, 5-4, before 3,500 at ShoWare Center. Tacoma's finishes 13-7 and goes on to play San Diego in the first round.
Kelsey Turnbow scores four goals as Central Valley successfully defends its title by vanquishing Jackson, 5-2. Maddy Schultz, bound for North Carolina, scores the winner in Edmonds Woodway’s 2-1 winner over Southridge of Kennewick. Schultz had delivered a hat trick in the 3A semifinal.
Highline Community College women’s team features a mother-daughter combination on the roster. 48-year-old Jean Wilcoxen is a freshman sweeper and mother to two of her teammates, Tracy and Farah Wilcoxen. HCC coach Shari Anderson claims Jean is one of the fastest players on the team if not the league. She has been playing since age 24. "I love playing soccer with my mother," says Farah. "It's an experience I will never forget."
Northwest Association Football League president Howard C. McPherrin announces the organization is affiliated with the newly-formed U.S. Football Association, the nation’s governing soccer body. McPherrin expects the state association to soon have representative on the USFA council. Later in the year, FIFA accepts the United States as a full member.
An unstoppable Geoff McKeown unleashed four goals on Heidelberg as the Leif Erikson Vikings wrapped-up the first-half title with a 5-1 rout at Interbay. The Vikings eventually go 8-0-2 with a 46-9 goal-difference. Defending champion Hungarians are two points behind at 7-1-2.