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Sounders U23 vs Kitsap Pumas (PREVIEW)

Kickoff – 7:30pm @ Cheney Stadium – Friday, June 15

(photo by Chris Coulter, – First place will be on the line Friday night when the Sounders U-23 take on the Kitsap Pumas at Cheney Stadium at 7:30 p.m. The Sounders U-23 are currently atop the PDL Northwest Division standings with 18 points in nine games played. The Pumas find themselves in a three-way-tie for second place with 16 points, but have played one less game.

In their previous

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Sounders U-23 add three Puget Sounders

Three college stars return to Seattle to sign with the Seattle Sounders FC U23’s for the 2012 season. Puget Sound area high school alums, Fernando Monge, Chase Hanson, and Doug Herrick add to the Sounders U23 roster for their PDL campaign.

Fernando Monge comes to the Sounders U23 after nearly winning the NCAA National Championship with UCLA. The Eastside Catholic High School alum played every minute of the National Semi-final in which UCLA lost in a shootout to North Carolina.

In the 2011 campaign, Monge played in all 24 games for UCLA. He helped the Pac 12 powerhouse to their most wins since 2003. The Bruins went undefeated in Pac-12 play. The redshirt junior was also a member of the U.S. Beach Soccer National Team that placed 2nd in the 2011 Miami Cup.

Sounders U23 Head Coach, Darren Sawatzky said, “Fernando Monge plays at a perennial powerhouse in college and is a big part of the midfield there. We are excited to add another important piece to our midfield.”

Chase Hanson joins the Sounders U23 after his freshman season with NCAA Division II powerhouse, Barry University. Hanson played in 19 matches and helped Barry reach the 3rd round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Miami-based university finished 2011 with a 12-3-6 record, without a home loss.

The midfielder graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way, Washington. While at T.J., he earned League MVP, Seattle Times First Team, and Tacoma News Tribune First Team honors in 2010 and 2011.
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Elliot Morton, Cam Vickers return to Tide for 2011

Today Tacoma Tide FC announce the return of key players on both offense and defense. Elliot Morton is a towering 6-4 defender from Tacoma and Seattle Pacific University. Cam Vickers is a diminutive 5-7 attacker from Auburn WA, and Sonoma State University.

Elliot Morton

Elliot Morton is a Tacoma native who graduated from Bellarmine Prep High School. Morton played premier soccer at Washington Premier FC of Tacoma. He is entering his junior year at Seattle Pacific in 2011. In his 2010 debut with Tacoma Tide FC Morton played nearly 1100 minutes in the back and even chipped in

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Tide FC Inch Closer to Playoff Berth with Win Over Victoria

Tacoma Tide FC  1:0  Victoria Highlanders

June 20, 2010 –
For 58 minutes, all indications were that a rainy Sunday afternoon soccer game filled with sloppy play between the Tide FC and the Highlanders was going to result in a scoreless draw.  That’s when Tacoma forwards Rory Agu and Chris Sanders changed everything.

With possession nearing the left corner, Agu rifled a long cross into the box, finding Sanders.  At point-blank range within the middle of the goal box, Sanders took the ball and buried it in the back left corner of the

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Tide Return Home from Portland Without Points

Tacoma Tide 0 – 1 Portland Timbers

May 18 – Portland, OR - The Tacoma Tide FC fought through travel, pounding rain, and an unorthodox start time to within grasp of a road point in Portland, but were unable to seize the moment. Due to a kids’ day at PGE Park, the Tide vs Timbers U-23 match was moved to 11am. This made for an early morning of travel and preparation down I-5. It would all have been worth it if points were brought home, but the Tide fell short.

Tacoma had a chance to snatch away a point in

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