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June
20th

Tacoma Tide to host SeaWolves on Tuesday

There will be bubbles in the air on Tuesday night June 21st at Stadium Bowl, and Tacoma Tide FC hope there will also be a turnaround on the pitch. The Yellows host the North Sound SeaWolves at 7 PM with all fans bringing a bottle of bubbles to blow getting in for only five bucks each. Tide mascot Surf  Dude will lead the crowd in a halftime “bubble storm.”
The Tide will be playing for a breakthrough first win at their new home. After losing both second all time leading scorer Spencer Schomaker and defensive leader Elliot Morton to

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June
9th

Timbers top Tacoma Tide again

The Portland Timbers U23s visited Stadium Bowl on June 8th and ran over Tacoma Tide FC by a final score of 4:1.The Yellows have never beaten Portland in six tries over three seasons. See a match photo gallery here.

The Tide continued a troubling pattern by surrendering another goal by the ten-minute mark. It was 1:0 Timbers when Miles Byass scored on an unassisted shot in the 10th. It was already the sixth goal on the season scored by a Tacoma opponent in the 10th minute or earlier.

Byass doubled the Portland lead in the 52nd when he scored again on an assist from Brent Richards.

The Tide are still getting used to the shorter field dimensions at Stadium Bowl, but their opponents are feasting on the tight settings. Tacoma have been outscored 12-4 in three home matches. “We knew going into the season that our back line was an area of concern,” assistant coach Mike Jennings said after the match. “We lost Elliot Morton to an injury, and we’ve tried several different combinations back there since then. The visiting sides are taking advantage of the field better than we are, using their speed to arrive at the goal before our defenders can.”

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May
24th

Tide scores late twice to earn draw at Crossfire

Redmond, WA — Tacoma Tide FC forward Chris Sanders scored goals in the 81st and 87th minutes to rally the Yellows to a 2:2 draw with Washington Crossfire on Monday May 23rd at Redmond High School. For the second straight match Tacoma fell behind by two goals before finishing strong. In five all-time meetings the clubs have drawn four times. Tacoma has the lone win.

Washington Crossfire took the lead in the 7th minute on an unassisted goal by Alex Klein. After surrendering nine goals without an answer in their opening two losses, the boys from Redmond notched their first goal of the season.

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April
28th

Tide Owner, Head Coach Appear on TV Tacoma

On Thursday April 28 Tacoma Tide FC owner Mike Jennings and head coach Gerry Gray were guests on TVTacoma.com’s CityLine program.

The show will soon be archived and linked online at http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?hid=10248.

Jennings and Gray talked about the role of Tacoma Tide FC in the South Sound soccer community, about the move to Stadium Bowl, and also gave insight into their soccer backgrounds.

TV Tacoma is carried on both the Click! and Comcast Cable systems. On Click! TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 in the Tacoma City

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April
21st

Tide Sign Local Talent

Tacoma Tide Football Club today announce the return of two more players for the 2011 United Soccer Leagues PDL campaign. Local boys Chase Tangney and Daniel Gray will again bolster the Tacoma attack from the midfield.

Chase Tangney

Chase Tangney has been causing trouble for Tide opponents up and down the touchline since 2007 when he made his Tacoma PDL debut with four goals. In 2010 the 23 year old, five foot eight inch winger tied for team honors with four assists.

Tangney is another in a string of local guys who make up the backbone of the Tide. Chase

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April
19th

Tide begins series of online trading cards

Tacoma Tide Football Club today announce the first two players returning for the 2011 USL Premier Development League (PDL) season and the debut duo of a series of online trading cards featuring Tide players and Tacoma landmarks.

Returning to the Tide for the 2011 campaign are goalkeeper Jordan Jennings and Forward Chris Sanders. The online trading cards for both players are now available at www.TacomaFC.com by clicking the roster link. Over the next few weeks leading up to the Tide home opener on Friday May

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April
8th

Tide sticking with traditional yellow kits for 2011

Tacoma club also announces drive to recruit sponsors, pre-season match schedule

Tacoma WA — Tacoma Tide FC have selected adidas as their uniform maker for the 2011 USL Premier Development League season. Tacoma will wear the adidas Tiro II in their traditional home “Yellow,” with an alternate / away “Royal” (blue).

The kits will be supplied from a new Tide FC partner, Soccer City. Soccer City will soon have Tide jerseys and other gear available from their website store www.SoccerSaves.com.

“It’s great to be working with Soccer City to

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April
6th

Tide asks over 30 players back, including Bumpus

Tacoma, WA—Tacoma Tide FC of the Premier Development League (PDL) have asked over thirty players back after two open tryout sessions at Stadium Bowl on April 2 and April 3. During the sessions players fought to catch the attention of Head Coach Gerry Gray, Club Owner Mike Jennings and General Manager John Callaway. The atmosphere was professional and the competition was spirited. It took the full two tryout sessions and meetings that followed with Tide staff to decide which players would get a further look out of an initial group of nearly 60.

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