Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Emerald City FC welcomes Simeon Steward

Emerald City FC is very pleased to welcome Simeon Steward  as the M'02 Green head coach. Simeon will be coaching with the Assistant Director of Coaching, Matthew Olson and head coach Scott Smith in the ECFC Development Program. He recently graduated from the University of Louisville, and is a native of Southern California. Simeon has previously coached at the Seattle Sounders Camps and has earned his NSCAA Level VI Coaching Diploma. He currently is also working towards his National Diploma and "D" License. Head Coach Matthew Olson says of Simeon "... he is a bright young coach with loads of energy and knowledge of the game, that make him an asset to the club and the teams he works with ..."

Former ECFC player, George John opts to stay with FC Dallas

After days of speculation, former Emerald City FC player, George John, has opted to stay at FC Dallas and not move on to the English Premier League team, Blackburn Rovers. George, who also was an outstanding player for the University of Washington, has spent the last couple of weeks in talks with the EPL and his current team FC Dallas, in order to get the move approved before the EPL transfer window closed. Unfortunately the deal fell through and George returns to FC Dallas to finish out this years MLS season and his current contract. Reports indicate that Blackburn is still interested in George and are looking to resume talks next season. George John and FC Dallas will be playing against the Seattle Sounders FC today, Tuesday 8/30 in the US Open Cup.
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