Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Misty Acres Summer Residential Club Camp


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Emerald City FC is proud to continue the tradition of Residential Summer Camps for Emerald City Players. After the success of our camp program last year, Emerald City will be hosting its third annual Residential Camp for boys and girls U13 - U18.
The camp is aimed at those players that wish to develop their skills in a fun and relaxed environment while learning from the best coaches that the Seattle area has to offer. We will be building your child's technical and tactical understanding of the game as well as teaching positive communication and team building skills.

COST: $295 per player, if you sign up before July 31st receive a $35 discount!

Boys Camp: August 12-15 (arrive at 4 - 5 pm on the 12th, depart at noon on the 15th)
Girls Camp: August 15-18 (arrive at 4 - 5 pm on the 15th, depart at noon on the 18th)

Where: Misty Acres Camp -224 E Misty Acres Ln, Union, Wa 98592

Space is limited - sign up soon

Questions? Please email your questions to info@emeraldcityfc.org Bring a ball and water bottle; wear your shin guards and cleats.

Monday, July 16, 2012

ECFC M95 Green semi finalists at the 2012 Nike Crossfire Challenge

Congratulations to ECFC M95 Green, coached by Bobby Howe, for making it to the semi finals of the 2012 Nike Crossfire Challenge. For the tournament Coach Bobby Howe added 2 players from M95 White, coached by Jesse Winship-Freyer, to round out the roster due to injury and vacation. In true Emerald City FC style all the players pulled together and battled the whole weekend.
M95 Green fought their way out of division play making it to the quarter finals against the Crossfire 95 A team, coached by Mark Collings. ECFC M95 scored 2 quick goals in the first 5 minutes and dominated throughout the game with a final emphatic score of 3-1.
In the semis, M95 Green, met a very strong WPFC 95 Black team. After regulation time both teams were at a stalemate, with the score tied at 1-1.  Nail biting penalties then ensued. Unfortunately M95 Green fell to WPFC Black 3-4 in a close penalty shoot out.

ECFC WPSL inaugural season comes to a close

Emerald City FC capped off their inaugural WPSL season last night with, yes you guessed it, another draw! We’re pretty sure we broke some kind of record. What a summer full of great soccer and a ton of laughs. Thanks to all who supported us on this ride. We couldn’t have done it without you! We look forward to seeing you all again next summer!! Givova for life!! #ECFC

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's official, a rivalry is born!

With a tight 1-1 game against Issaquah SC last night at Interbay Stadium, our ECFC WPSL team remain unbeaten and look forward to the rematch against ISC on Sunday July 15th at Issaquah High School 7:00pm.

The race for first place remains a close one and our ECFC WPSL team will be travelling to Spokane on Friday July 13th before the meeting with ISC.

To read last nights match recap and possible playoff scenarios click here for an article by GoalWA and photos by Dale Garvey.

Match video by Metro Video Producer

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Join our ECFC WPSL supporters on the ECFC fan bus to Spokane

Emerald City FC will be sending a fan bus with F99 players and family to Spokane for the game on Friday.

There are a few more seats available for additional supporters. If you would like to be a part of this fun trip please contact Jody Bauder for schedule and cost information at jklevbauder@yahoo.com ASAP

Casey Berrier v Oregon Rush (Photo credit, Wilson Tsoi)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Final WPSL Home Game

Emerald City FC vs Issaquah SC

Wednesday July 11th @ 6:45pm, Interbay Stadium

ECFC presents Supporters Night

Players, come to the game in your kit and supporters wear your ECFC fan gear and get in FREE!!

Our ECFC WPSL team is currently unbeaten sitting 3rd in the NW Division with 3 games left to play.

For more information and tickets click here

ECFC vs Oregon match write up and video by GoalWA

Monday, July 2, 2012

Emerald City FC M01 Green Finalists at the Rainier Valley Slammers Classic Tournament

Congratulations to ECFC M01 Green and coaches John Hamel and David Smith. After topping their group with 26 points out of a possible 30, M01 went on to meet the RV Slammers Orange in the semis, where ECFC M01 won a close game on the grass fields at Starfire, 2-1. In the finals the boys came up against Sparta Red.
Steve Zakuani giving some time to the ECFC M01 boys

If you are a player interested in joining the ECFC M01 squad please email coach John Hamel or coach David Smith The team is currently looking for 3-4 more players to round out the squad.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Follow M99 Green Blogging from Spain

Follow Coach Matthew Olson, Coach Alex Jessup and M99 parents as they document M99 Green's soccer adventure in Spain

Congratulations ECFC M99 Green, semi finalists of the Copa Catalunya

Eli Holmes: Here's the link to the tournament website results and schedule http://eurosportring.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=2B0EF6D7-8A8C-4EC1-A855-B295537EE8E6&draw=9

Coach Alex Jessup: Our team finished in 4th place. Really good job especially considering they were playing older and much bigger teams than us. Last night in Barça before I head off to Milan in the morning (July 5)

Coach Matthew Olson: After 4 days of play in the Spain Copa Catalunya soccer tourney, we have made it to the semi-finals vs an very tall, mature looking Italian team....off to the field. Near Santa Susana, Catalonia (July 5)

Miron Washington: ECFC advances to semi-final. With 2-1 over USA Wa, Dc. Semi final match on Fri. against formidable undefeated team from Italy. Go ECFC!  Near Palafolls, Catalonia (July 4)

Marion Washington: Tourny Day 3. A fierce battle against team Italy started today. Despite super suspect referee'ng, which, included 4 ECFC yellow cards, the boys prevailed- 1-0. Advancing to qtr finals as the #2 team from A bracket. Fittingly, on the 4th, we play another USA team from Washington DC. Qtr final match in 30min.

Miron Washington: Photos from tourny day 2. 1st game was loss to Poland 3-2. We were fleet of foot, but, gave up 3-5" per player! Game 2. Dominated 5-0 win against Italy. 3rd place team in bracket. Go ECFC! Near Palafolls, Catalonia  (July 3)
Coach Matthew: Played a team from France today...down 0-1 at half and ran out of legs to lose 0-3. We actually outplayed our opponent but soccer can be tough like that... 80's temp with warmups on a side gravel parking lot due to rains and wet field... Alas, 90's and radiant Mediterranean sun expected tomorrow with 9:30 and 11:30 am double header.... (July 2)

Miron Washington: Game Day 1. 3-0 loss to team from Italy. Boys had several shots on goal, and great saves to stay in the mix. (July 2)
Coach Matthew: Kids going crazy while watching the 10:30 pm Euro Cup final!! Barca is subdued with minimal outward celebration being the 'Texas' of Spain/anti-Madrid gov, however, fireworks going off all around and our players joining in by running up and down the sidewalks outside our restaurant after each of the 4 Spain goals over Italy.
Santa Susana, Catalonia (July 1)

Miron Washington: Amazing day for ECFC B99 here in Barcelona. From Camp Nou experience, to checking out Gaudi art on Las Rambles, practicing in the rain, and watching Spain go to work. They're ready to bring it! Go ECFC! (July 1)

Coach Matthew: Trip into Barcelona for the Camp Nou stadium tour... (July 1)http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Santa-Susana-Cataluna-Spain/106377962728145

Coach Matthew: Managed to stay up 30 hours with players and parents after landing at 9:30 am into Barcelona airport. We are staying an hour north of the city. Played beach soccer and swam in the Med Sea before dinner. Hot and humid.... (June 30)

Coach Alex: The intrepid Emerald City FC M99 Green team is preparing to depart for Barcelona to compete in the Copa Catalunya! — at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac). (June 28)

Coach Matthew: Less than 48 hours before the Emerald City FC BU13 '99 team heads to Spain to play in the Copa Catalunya Tournament in Barcelona...stay tuned for future blogs. (June 27, Seattle,WA)

Emerald City WPSL remain undefeated after double header weekend!

Our Emerald City FC Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) team remains undefeated in the season so far, with a win and a draw in Oregon over the weekend. Friday night, the team had a 2-1 lead going into extra time at the end of the match. The referee posted 2 minutes of extra time to be played, but at the end of the 4th minute of extra time, Eugene managed to knock home a goal on a corner kick to give the home side a 2-2 draw. Saturday afternoon our Emerald City FC Team took to the field in Bend, Oregon against the Oregon Rush. This time, there was no doubt as our ECFC side put away 5 goals and maintained a clean sheet to earn a solid victory. With those results, Emerald City FC sits in 3rd place in the league table with 10 points, still with one less game played than the Portland Rain who sit above us on the table with 11. 

Issaquah sit atop the table with 14 points on 7 games, but have yet to play our Emerald City FC side. With four games remaining in the regular season for ECFC, (including two against Issaquah), we are still poised to finish in first place in the Northwest Division in our inaugural year and earn a bid to the Regional Championships in San Diego in late July.

The next two weeks will be busy for our Emerald City FC Team and will be critical in the playoff picture. First up, Emerald City FC will host the Oregon Rush next Saturday afternoon, July 7 at 3:00pm at Interbay Stadium. 

The following Wednesday, July 11, our Emerald City FC will host the first Seattle darby against Issaquah at 6:45pm at Interbay Stadium. This is the last home match of the year and will be a critical match in the standings in the Northwest Conference. Please plan to come and support our team in what should be a great match!

Friday, July 13, Emerald City FC will play at Spokane at 7:00pm. There will be a club fan bus going to the match and Emerald City FC will have a girls U13/ U14 team going along to play a pre-game match in the stadium against a Spokane youth team.

On Sunday, July 15, our Emerald City FC WPSL Team will play the final match of the regular season at Issaquah at 7:00pm. Admission will be free for this match and we hope to have a great fan base come support the team in their bid to finish at the top of the Northwest Conference.

For more information, please see our Emerald City FC website at www.emeraldcityfc.org or go to the WPSL website at www.wpsl.info. Thank you for all of your enthusiasm and support for our team so far this season! Let's keep it rolling and make our inaugural season in the WPSL one for the record books! Come support YOUR club as we wrap up the WPSL season in July.