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Sounders announce that after two seasons and 17 consecutive sellouts at Memorial Stadium, they are moving to the soon-to-be-completed Kingdome. Awaiting them are modern amenities such as parking, replay screens and protection from the elements, not to mention a larger, uncrowned playing surface. There will be no increase in ticket prices.
Gary Heale scores three goals as the Tacoma Stars square their first-round MISL playoff series with a 4-3 overtime home win before only 2,760. The Storm, featuring former Tacoma standout Preki and Brian Schmetzer, win the series decider, 9-2, two days later in St. Louis.
Sebastien Le Toux is voted MVP of the USL First Division after finishing co-leader in goals with 10. The Frenchman joined Seattle early in the season as a defender, then moved to midfield and finally forward. He also led all Open Cup scorers with seven goals.
MLS announces Vancouver to become 17th team in 2011. Two days later, Portland is admitted, recreating the Cascadia Cup rivalry.
Woodinville's Joe Matthews is named 2016 USYSA Girls Recreational Coach of the Year. Matthews stresses player safety, having fun and developing soccer skills while empowering players to make decisions and communicate among themselves during a match. In addition, Matthews and his team volunteer at the local community kitchen.
Leagues are becoming increasingly popular in eastern Washington, from Tri-Cities to Wenatchee. Migrant farm workers from Mexico and Central America flock to teams. Combined, the Yakima and Lower Valley leagues have about 30 teams and 600 players since starting in mid-Eighties.