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Federal Way, Kennedy Win State
November 23, 1991

Defending 2A girls champ Kennedy beats previously perfect (20-0-0) Seattle Prep, 4-0 in the championship game. Behind Sheralyn Stackhouse (2) and Justi Baumgardt goals, Federal Way halts high-scoring Mercer Island, 5-1 for the 3A crown at Shoreline Stadium. Bellevue Christian wins the boys A-B title, 3-2 in overtime, over Charles Wright.

Impact Rocked in Opener
November 7, 2014

After firing its coaching staff just days beforehand, the Seattle Impact fizzles in its inaugural game, losing 14-4 to San Diego at ShoWare Center.

Hispanic Leagues Growing Fast
August 4, 1991

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.

Reign Romps Over Thorns
July 27, 2014

Sydney Leroux strikes in the fourth minute and Naho Kawasumi supplies a pair of goals for the Reign to pound Portland, 5-0, before a record crowd of 5,957. Itís the first five-goal game for Seattle.

Bellingham United is Born
February 14, 2011

Bellingham United is formed, with plans to play in a yet-to-be-determined adult amateur menís league in 2012. The club is owned by Jeff McIntyre and Erin O'Brien, founders of Seattle-based Ruffneck Scarves.

WA's Higgins Leads UNC to Threepeat
November 20, 1988

Kentís Shannon Higgins scores three goals to lead North Carolina to its third straight NCAA title, 4-1 over North Carolina State in Chapel Hill. Higgins, the Tar Heelsí leading scorer with 13 goals and 17 assists, is named the most valuable offensive player after four goals and two assists in the semifinal and final.

Western Washington's women's team became the state's first collegiate program to complete a perfect season.
One of the first published encounters was a Christmas Day 1890 encounter between Tacoma AFC and Portland. (Courtesy Seattle Times)
1963 University of Washington action.
Western Washington celebrates Emily Webster's go-ahead goal in the 2016 NCAA Division II championship game.
Seattle Pacific players joined hands to walk out to the dedication game of Interbay Stadium, the Falcons' new home.
In 1986 Seattle Pacific became the first NCAA Division II program to win-back-to-back championships. (Joanie Komura photo)
While the Sounders' 11-0 loss to Cruz Azul was largely overlooked by Seattle media, it was given extensive coverage in Mexico and Central America.