Thursday, July 28, 2011

Welcome new Emerald City FC U8-U10 players and families!

Next week, August 2nd, the newest members of our club will begin practicing. Please extend a warm welcome to the parents and players of the boys and girls U8-U10 development teams and wish them good luck for the season!!

Interested players can continue to contact us as the season goes from August to November and again in the Spring from January to May. To learn more about the Emerald City FC U8-U10 boys and girls development teams please click here

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Emerald City FC U19 mens college summer season success

Congratulations to the Emerald City FC U19 team on their successful summer season. The team competed in the 1st Division Men's league of the Greater Seattle Soccer League. ECFC U19 ended the season tied for first place, as well as having the best defensive record in the division with only 6 goals scored against!

Kudos goes to coaches Matthew Olson and Alex Jessup for being generous of their time and knowledge with the players this summer.  After the league season ended the coaches continued to provide training for the team for a few more weeks. The players found the experience to be fun and very educational as they head into the pre-season with their respective college programs.

Both coaches and players look forward to repeating the experience again next summer.
To find out more about the Emerald City FC Summer college training program please email Coach Matthew Olson

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ECFC F96 Green, Nike Crossfire Challenge - Champions!

(July 18th, 2011)  Congratulations to ECFC F96 Green, coached by Amanda Potts on winning the Nike Crossfire Challenge. The girls came first in their bracket, beating teams from Washington state and Oregon. The final was a closely contested match against the Crossfire B team, with our girls winning 1:0. Well done ECFC F96 Green and coach Amanda Potts.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bobby Howe and Frank Barton honored at Sounders FC game

(July 16th 2011) At halftime today at the Sounders v Rapids game, former NASL Sounders and current ECFC coaches, Frank Barton and Bobby Howe,  were among those honored for the 30-year anniversary of Seattle winning the Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup. Players and coaches from Emerald City FC looked on with pride as Bobby and Frank along with their NASL team mates were honored in front of the whole city. Congratulations Bobby and Frank!!

What was the Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup?
The NASL Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup was in existence for only 5 season. In the 1981 tournament Celtic were a late replacement for Donetsk Shakhtyor, the Soviet team that withdrew because New York Cosmos intended to field a South African (this was in the days of apartheid). Seattle Sounders were the victors in the 1981 tournament that Celtic played in. Here is a full list of the winners - 1980 New York Cosmos 1981 Seattle Sounders 1982 Chicago Sting 1983 New York Cosmos 1984 New York Cosmos.

Click here to read more.

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NSCAA National Diploma Course - Issaquah, WA - 8/19-21 and 8/26-28

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America will be hosting a National Diploma course over two weekends in Issaquah, Washington, August 19-21 and 26-28.
About the NSCAA National Diploma
The National Diploma is a 50-hour course designed to meet the needs of the more experienced coach, particularly those coaching at the high school level and above, or youth coaches with previous certification and a number of years working with the developing player. It is strongly recommended that candidates complete the NSCAA Junior Level VI Diploma or USSF "D" license prior to the course. Some USYS affiliates will recognize the NSCAA National Diploma only if the candidates have completed the state association's USSF "C" license.
Spaces Available:  Check out our other Residential Courses and see where spaces are still available. Don’t wait too long, spots are going fast!

Questions? Contact Leigh Cullip at or call 360-917-6816

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Emerald City FC - 2011 Election Results

Balloting for the Board of Directors has completed with results announced at the annual general meeting on June 30th. The Board is composed of six general members (2 year terms), one VP of membership (1 year term), two coach reps (1 year terms), one girl's player and one boys player rep (each 1 year terms). Officer position are assigned on an annual basis among the six general board members.

Please welcome:
General members: Steve Tanaka, Jody Bauder, Dan Barsher were elected to two-year terms. Steve and Jody are new to the board, and Dan is a returning member. They will join Jim Lyle and Michael Donegan; an open seat (due to a current member relocating out of state) will be appointed in the near future.

VP of Membership: Jame' Vajda will return for another one year term.

Player Reps: Taylan Tural will represent the girls and Connor Cech will represent the boys. each for a 1 year term.

We wish to extend our congratulations to the new board members and our sincere thanks to all candidates who ran for a position.
Coach reps will be announced later this month, and the Board will report its new officers following their next meeting.

The Election Committee

Emerald City FC exists to develop each of our players to their fullestpotential, competing at the highest possible level while demonstratingexemplary teamwork, sportsmanship, and a passion for the game

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

2010-2011 RTC/EPD/ODP wrap up

Emerald City FC is very proud to have had the following players be part of the WA State Sounders RTC/EPD program this past season.

  • Paul Picciano (94) M93 Green -  ODP State Pool
  • Sam Perkins (95) M93 Green, now playing for the Sounders Academy - ODP State Pool, 95 EDP Team
  • Peace Brandon (97)  M95 Green - RTC Training Pool, EPD State Pool, Northwest Invitational, Region IV Camp
  • Jasper Malamud (97) M97 Green - RTC Training Pool
  • Raj Bhatia (98) M97 Green - RTC Training Pool, EPD State Pool, Northwest Invitational, PCI
  • Parker Cech (98) M97 Green -  RTC Training Pool
  • Reid Rogers (98) M97 Green - RTC Training Pool, EPD State Pool, Northwest Invitational, PCI
Please email if we have missed your players name from the list.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Former Danish ECFC players visit Seattle

(July 7th 2011) - Two former Emerald City FC players visited Seattle this week from their home in Denmark. Kristoffer (on the right) and Andreas Pallesen played for Emerald City FC in the 2003-04 season. During their one year visit to the U.S. they remember their time will the club fondly, both were leading scorers on their respective teams. Andreas is currently finishing High School back home in Denmark, while Kristoffer has earned a professional contract in the Danish League with Hobro IK. He credits Emerald City for transforming him from a goalkeeper to an attacking player and looks forward to his upcoming season with his club in Denmark. This week they both trained with the current M93 Green team and were impressed by the level of play and commitment of the players!