Thursday, June 30, 2011

Emerald City FC scarf Fundraiser

Be one of the first in the club to get one!!

Emerald City FC has special ordered 150 club scarves that will be initially on sale at the AGM tonight.
Cost $20 for one or $35 for 2. Please bring cash or check.
All proceeds benefit the ECFC Scholarship Fund.
For more details click here

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Press release from Korrio - dated 6.13.2011


“Emerald City Football Club is just the kind of club we like to partner with,” said Korrio Founder and CEO Steve Goldman. “Our shared player-centric philosophies are what make this so rewarding. ECFC embodies their brand in every facet of their business, including technology. We are thrilled to offer Playflow to ECFC, and are proud of the impact it will have on young athletes today and in the future.”
To read the full article click here

Monday, June 27, 2011

PSPL announces new BU18/BU19 Fall League

The Puget Sound Premier League (PSPL) will be running a BU18/BU19 combined age group league this coming fall. If you are a BU18 or BU19 player interested in joining a competitive team, email coach Matthew Olson at  To learn more about the PSPL click here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Emerald City FC Elections and AGM

Announcement: 2011 Emerald City FC Board of Directors Election (online balloting June 24th thru June 29th) and Annual General Meeting on June 30th, 2011

The ECFC Board provides oversight for the club and its coaching director. Major responsibilities include strategic planning, program development, fund-raising, and maintaining effective relationships within the soccer community.Each year the Board holds its annual election that is open to the club’s membership

Nominations and self-nominations for candidates interested in running for positions on the ECFC board are now open.

Interested candidates are invited to run for one of the following positions:

Three (4) General Board positions & One (1) VP of Membership position:

General Board positions are for staggered 2-year terms. The VP of Membership is a 1-year term. These positions are elected by the General Membership and are open to all. To provide the strongest possible board for the upcoming year, candidates with a profile fitting, but not limited to, any the following areas are encouraged to apply:
  • Candidates with interest and/or experience in marketing, fundraising and treasurer activities and a desire to help out in these areas.
  • Candidates who are team players and are focused on results for the betterment of the club as a whole.
  • Women - to allow for a stronger gender distribution.

Two (2) Players’ Rep positions, one female, one male:

Player Rep positions are for 1-year terms and are open to member Players. The Players should elect the Players’ Reps.

Two (2) Coaches Rep positions, one each from the U11-14 and U15-18 age groups:

Coach Rep positions are for 1-year terms and are open to member Coaches. The Coaches elect the Coaches’ Reps.

For more information about the Board, contact the election committee chair, Joe Picciano ( or any board member.

Getting on the Ballot

By 7pm June 22nd, 2011, submit a candidate statement (up to one full 8.5x11 page) for inclusion in the on-line guide to candidates ( The candidate statement should include email contact information in order to allow club members the opportunity to contact them with questions and/or comments. Please submit statements to the election committee chair, Joe Picciano at Questions can also be directed to the Joe at this same email address.

On-Line Election Period

The election will be conducted through online balloting, beginning on June 24th thru 7pm on June 29th. All club members of record as of June 23rd will receive an electronic ballot on June 24th. Voting rules allow one ballot per player (e.g., families with 2 players will receive two ballots). Elections and procedures will be posted on our website prior to the start of balloting.

Results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 30th, 7pm. at Arena Sports – Magnuson Park. Emerald City FC is a membership directed club and the ECFC Board strongly encourages your participation in this voting process.

Mission Statement: Emerald City FC exists to develop each of our players to his or her fullest potential, competing at the highest possible level while demonstrating exemplary teamwork, sportsmanship, and a passion for the game.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Snohomish Utd Invitational 2011 - Emerald City FC 2 Champions and 1 Finalist

Congratulations to Emerald City FC teams this last weekend (6/10-6/12) for their success at the Snohomish United Invitational.

ECFC Girls teams
GU16 F95 Green, coached by Jan Smisek and assistant coach Tai Po, reached the finals of the GU16 Gold Division. While GU15 F96 White, coached by Jesse Winship-Freyer, captured the GU15 Silver Division championship after a nail biting penalty shootout.

ECFC Boys teams
BU12 M99 Green, coached by Matthew Olson and assistant coach Alex Jessup, came away BU12 Gold Division champions. The team exhibited a solid defense by only giving up 2 goals and a devastating offense, scoring 25 goals during the entire weekend.

F96 White - Silver Division GU15 Champions

F95 Green - Gold Division GU16 Finalists

M99 Green Gold Division BU12 Champions

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Emerald City FC supporting coaching education in WA state

Last month, in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Emerald City FC ran a very successful NSCAA Level VI coaching clinic in Seattle for the local coaches and players. This month Issaquah Soccer Club will be running a similar Level VI coaching License Course at which our Coaching Director Erik Oman will be instructing.

Where: Issaquah, WA
When: Friday June 17 to Sunday June 19
Cost: $105
Course Coordinator: Leigh Cullip
(Phone: 1-360-917-6816 email: )

Please click here to register for the clinic and for further information.

Four players from M97 Green invited to US Club id2 event

Congratulations to Luca Barsher, Raj Bhatia, Noah Latsch and Reid Rogers for being selected to attend the US Club id2 tryouts in Portland next month.

Established in 2004, US Club Soccer’s id2 National Identification and Development Program provides an opportunity
for the country’s top youth talent to be identified and developed for possible inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs.
Player recommendations and the results from US Club Soccer’s own scouting process will be used to form a player pool from which qualified players will be invited to an id2 Training Camp.

There is no cost to the player to be scouted or recommended for the id2Program. Additionally, the id2 Program is open to all players regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation, or lack thereof.

As a sanctioned US Club soccer organization in Washington state, the Puget Sound Premier League is beginning to take an active role in helping US Club identify players who have the potential to raise their game to the next level. In the coming year, the PSPL will be holding preliminary tryouts for the state's top players to begin forming a player pool to recommend to US Club id2 staff.

To learn more about the id2 program please click here

News from Emerald City FC former players

Emerald City FC is very proud to hear that both Aaron Kovar and Brooke Gilbert are receiving top honors from not only the state but also recognition from National organisations such as "Gatorade Player of the Year"

Emerald City FC congratulates both Aaron and Brooke and wishes them every success for the future.

Please click on the following articles to read more about Aaron and Brooke

Gatorade player of the Year

Aaron Kovar leading scorer in KingCo

Thursday, June 2, 2011