Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Emerald City FC teams have successful 2013 Pacific Coast Super Cup

Congratulations to the Emerald City FC teams that played in the 2013 Pacific Coast Super Cup!!

The tournament consisted of Washington and Oregon teams playing over 2 weekends. The first weekend were group games in WA at Starfire, Tukwila. The second weekend in Portland, teams played the remainder of their group games. The teams that qualified then entered the playoff portion of the tournament.

Our girls F'95 Green team played a year up and as the tournament progressed, they improved with every game finding their stride in the final, to beat the Westside Timbers 1-0.
ECFC F'95 Green - U18 Champions - coached by David Smith

ECFC M'97 Green topped their age group with 16 goals and only 2 goals against during the entire tournament. The boys played strong against a very physical team in the finals, but hard work and skill won the game for M'97 Green against WA East WESC 97 with the final score of 2-1.
ECFC M'97 Green - U15 Champions - coached by Bobby Howe
ECFC M'95 Green - U17  Finalists - coached by Bobby Howe

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ECFC M'98 Green - U14 Semi Finalists - coached by John Hamel

For more details about the Pacific Coast Super Cup click here

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ECFC - M94/95, M96, M97 Team Formation Meeting Sun, Feb 24, 7:00pm

Welcome Emerald City FC M94/95, M96 and M97 players and familes for the 2013 – 2014 season

We are excited to welcome all of the high school age boys and their families to our 2013 - 2014 Emerald City FC Family! The following information is critical in the process of forming our teams and preparing for the upcoming year. We will hold our High School Age Boys Team Formation Meeting on Sunday, February 24 from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Arena Sports at Magnuson Park. This is an extremely important meeting for you to attend. Please make every effort to do so as essential registration, legal, scheduling and planning information will be covered and critical documents collected.


Arena Sports at Magnuson Park

Sunday, February 24th, 7:00-8:30PM

TO BRING: Check books (a minimum deposit is required to hold a roster spot), medical information (we need to update medical releases and need hard copies current for each year), personal calendars.

CLUB FEES for the season are $2150. There is a $150 discount if your player is registered and pays in full with cash or check by the end of the meeting on February 24th. There is a $100 discount for payment in full with a credit card by the end of the meeting. Bring your check to the team formation meeting and receive a free ECFC scarf! Payment plans and scholarship options are available for qualifying families.

Paperwork for these options will be available at the meeting and a minimum deposit will be required to initiate the scholarship or payment plan process. The minimum deposit to hold a roster spot is $150. ROSTER SPOTS WILL NOT BE HELD OPEN FOR PLAYERS AFTER FEBRUARY 24 WITHOUT A MINIMUM DEPOSIT.

UNIFORMS: Uniforms remain essentially the same for 2013-2014. There will be no new uniform requirements for returning players. A full kit for a new field player is about $400 and orders are done online. Try-on uniforms will be available at the meeting for those who need new sizes.

MEDICAL RELEASES: These need to be filled out and updated annually. Please bring your current medical information. We do keep hard copies so they are available during travel and emergencies.

CONCUSSION FORMS: These are signed electronically at the time of registration but we have tournament registration situations where hard copies are needed. For that reason we will ask parents and players to sign a hard copy on Sunday so we don’t need to bother you again. This is a state law and we must be in compliance with all medical and concussion paperwork.

VOLUNTEERS: We are a non-profit 501c3 organization run mostly by you, our member volunteers. We find that the more team families participate in the club, the more of a club community we are able to develop. Our goal is to have every family involved on some level. IF you were a volunteer for one of our teams last year and you would like to change your role please arrange a switch with your coach before the meeting so that he can come with an updated list of available roles.

KORRIO AND COMMUNICATIONS: Once your player is registered and club fees paid, Amy Wakeman (club accounts) will put your player on our roster. Once that is done, please log in using your parent name (same name used at registration) and your password used at registration. Check your profile for player accuracy and edit as needed. Remember to update your communication preferences—text, email, voice mail, etc. You will have different options for routine messages versus alerts to last minute changes.

OTHER COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS: Teams may have their own preferred method of coordinating scheduling and communication. Each of your coaches will have details about your team communication platform at the meeting.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP: ALL of our high school age players will be provided with free access to SportsWorx, a college planning, research and communication database tool. This service is provided thanks to a generous grant that Emerald City FC receives each year to help promote continuing education opportunities for all of our members.

Also, Emerald City FC will be providing all of our high school age players with the opportunity to earn, free of charge, a Coaching Diploma through the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in March. The course will run on the evenings of Sunday, March 17 and Sunday, March 24 (to avoid conflicts with high school soccer schedules) and will involve 6 hours of classroom and field sessions leading to an official NSCAA Level 2 Coaching Diploma.

Registration for either the SportsWorx Program or the NSCAA Coaching Course willrequire players to be registered with the club and to have paid at least the minimum $150 deposit.

Thank you for your participation, your energy and your enthusiasm for our Emerald City FC! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, February 24 at the Team Formation Meeting and we are excited for a great 2013 - 2014 year ahead!

Best regards,

Erik Oman, Director of Coaching

Steve Tanaka, President

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Congratulations ECFC M95 Green, WA Cup U17 Champions

Congratulations to ECFC M95 Green, coached by Bobby Howe, for winning the 2013 Washington Cup.

The final was a tough match up against North Sound Legacy. The first goal for Emerald City FC M95 involved Gabe playing the ball down the line to Elliott Zuhl, the North Sound keeper came out at the same time and Elliott won the possession and scored.

The second goal was a cross from Sam Leppo (right mid) to Tyler Bianchetto (left mid) in front of goal. Tyler centered the ball to Gabriel Barret-Jackson.

Gabe shoots and scores the winning goal of the 2013 WA Cup for ECFC M95 Green!!

By winning the WA Cup, ECFC M95 Green have qualified to attend the 2013 Santa Clara Invitational.

Other notable results:
ECFC M94 Green - Semi Finalists
ECFC M97 Green - Finalists

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Congratulations Casey Berrier, former ECFC WPSL player and captain, drafted by FC Kansas City

(Seattle, WA. February 7th, 2013) This year the Womens Premier Soccer League will consist of 3 leagues, WPSL Elite, WPSL and WPSL U20, as more and more interest has grown from not only home grown talent but from foreign players that will hope to build upon the shoulders of those from seasons past.
Warming up before training
One of our very own, Casey Berrier, has shown that determination and ambition can take not just one player, but a league, a club to the next level. Emerald City FC, congratulates the well deserved recognition that Casey has earned and ECFC wish her every success in her future endeavors.
"We are so proud of Casey and all the hard work she's put into her goal of playing professional soccer in the US. Our mission at Emerald City WPSL is to develop and prepare players looking to play at the next level and we're happy to be a part of her journey. We wish Casey the best of luck in Kansas City and know she'll represent the Emerald City well!"
- Niki Taylor, Head Coach ECFC WPSL 

Casey scores for PK-35
"Congratulations Casey Berrier, our captain from last year's Emerald City FC WPSL (Women's Premier Soccer League) team, has just been drafted by FC Kansas City in the NWSL (National Women's Soccer League) Supplemental Draft! Casey will join US Women's National Team players Nicole Barnhart, Lauren Cheney and Becky Sauerbrunn as well as Canadian National Team players Desiree Scott, Lauren Sesselmann and Mexican National Team players Renae Cuellar and Marylin Diaz on the roster in Kansas City. 
The other teams in the league are  Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Washington Spirit and the Western New York Flash. More information about the league can be found at Information is also available via Twitter @NWSL.
Casey making time for Seattle area youth players
Casey worked as an assistant coach with several of our Emerald City FC teams last spring and summer before leaving to play professionally in Europe for PK 35 Vantaa in Finland. With PK 35, Casey played in two UEFA Champions League matches as well as featuring through the club season in Finland."
- Erik Oman ECFC DOC and Associate Coach for the ECFC WPSL team.
Want to learn more about the WPSL leagues? Click here
For more about our  Emerald City FC WPSL team please click here as more information and details are announced about the 2013 roster, tickets, schedule and fan activities.
ECFC is looking forward to another great year of womens soccer! interviews Casey

2013 WA Cup - BU15-BU19 - UPDATE

Three of our four ECFC high school boys teams competing in the Washington Cup have placed first in their divisions and will be playing in semi-final games this coming Saturday, February 9th at Eastlake High School

· M94 Green/Bakken – semi-final game at 6:00 pm

· M95 Green/Howe – semi-final game vs. Franklin Pierce DC WPFC Fury at 4:00 pm

· M97 Green/Howe – semi-final game vs. Tynecastle at 12:00 noon

Final games for Washington Cup championships will be on Sunday, February 10th. Winners receive free entry to the US Club Soccer Regional competition in June, as well as invitations to the Santa Clara Invitational tournament.
For the official 2013 WA Cup website click here
For the full schedule of all the 2013 WA Cup BU15-BU19 games click here