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Archives: July 2008

July
21st

Calabro talks about becoming voice of Sounders

Here’s a transcript of what Kevin Calabro had to say Monday about being named the broadcast voice for Seattle Sounders FC’s television broadcast package (as outlined in the post below):


"It’s good to be here. Thanks very much for coming out and spending time with us this afternoon. We obviously embark on I think a very exciting phase now in Seattle sports with the Sounders coming to town and joining the MLS. Obviously Adrian (Hanauer) has done a terrific job with the Sounders as it exists today, but we’ll obviously take it to a whole new and exciting level.

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July
21st

Kevin Calabro to be broadcast voice of Sounders

Seattle Sounders FC got what it wanted out of their first television broadcast package: consistency. Every game that isn’t part of the MLS national package will be shown on KONG-6/16 or KING-5.


And they may have gotten even more by landing longtime Sonics broadcaster Kevin Calabro as the play-by-play announcer.


The multi-year broadcast package was announced today by the club.


Here’s the full release from the Sounders FC Web site.

July
21st

Sounders FC to announce TV package

Seattle Sounders FC has called a press conference for this afternoon when they are expected to announce the television broadcast package for their inaugural season.


We’ll pop back in as soon as it’s announced.

July
21st

Tide hits road for playoffs

Tacoma, Vancouver, San Fernando Valley and Fresno will play out for the right to advance out of the PDL Northwest/Southwest playoffs next weekend.


All games will be played in Fresno, Calif.


Details should be coming from the USL and Tide web sites.

July
20th

USL will announce playoff pairings

This United Soccer League playoff link should be the first place to break the PDL playoff pairings and sights.


The key for the Tide is the PDL Southwestern Division standings.


If Fresno qualifies for the playoffs — that is, finishes first or second in the division — then it will host the PDL quarterfinals next week. If Fresno doesn’t qualify, then Tacoma will host.


Check the Tide Web site for details.

July
19th

Tide advances with 6-2 win over Yakima

The Tacoma Tide slipped behind in the opening minutes before taking control in a 6-2 win over the Yakima Reds on Saturday before an announced crowd of 500 Curtis High School’s Viking Field.


The victory returns the Tide to the Premier Development League playoffs. The opening match will take place next weekend, with the opponent and site yet to be determined.


Yakima took its only lead in the 12th minute, when Junior Garcia broke into space behind the Tide defense. Garcia sent his first shot off the right post, but got the rebound and sent his second try

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July
19th

Halftime: Tacoma 3, Yakima 1

The Reds scored in the 12th minute, but Tacoma has roared back with three straight goals — two by Spencer Schomaker and one by Ruben Orozco to take control.


The winner is playoff bound.

July
19th

Playoffs on the line for Tacoma Tide tonight

The Tacoma Tide needs a win or a tie tonight in their regular-season finale against Yakima in order to advance to the PDL playoffs.


Even if the Tide advances, the team is likely to play all postseason games on the road, meaning this is likely their last home match (7 p.m., Curtis High School) of the season.


However, it won’t be their last match ever, as owner Mike Jennings has commited to fielding a USL team in the Tacoma area next season: either the exisiting Tide or perhaps serving as a new home for the exisiting USL

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