Wednesday, October 30, 2013

14th annual ECFC Turkeyshoot 3v3 JAMBOREE!

14th Annual ECFC Turkeyshoot 3v3 Jamboree!

2013 ECFC Turkeyshoot 3v3 Jamboree!

Saturday November 30, 2013,

Magnuson Park Field #6 (7400 Sand Point Way NE)

US Club Soccer, CYO, SYSA, WYS or unaffiliated

ALL U8 -U14 ECFC and non-ECFC players welcome!

The Emerald City FC Advanced Development and Camp Program is proud to continue our Thanksgiving Weekend tradition by hosting a round-robin 3 vs 3 jamboree for boys and girls U-8 through U-14.

Get your players out on the field turf after the holiday binge for lots of touches on the ball! Rain, snow or sun (we’ve had them all!!), the jamboree will be happening. Games will run throughout the day until 3:30 pm. We hope to see you all there to cheer on the players and enjoy a hot cup of coffee.

The 3 v 3 jamboree is open to all players regardless of the team or organization you currently play for.

When: Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Where: Magnuson Park Field #6 (7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle)

Cost: $75 per team, $20 per individual

Sign-up: There are two options:
         1. Team sign-up: Sign-up a team with up to 6 players.
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         2. Individual sign-up: Sign-up as an individual and our tournament staff will place you on a team.
            Go to:

Sign-up by November 26th and each player will receive a Turkeyshoot Jamboree Tee Shirt complements of Emerald City FC!

Space is limited. Sign-ups are on a first come first served basis.

Structure: Teams will be placed in age appropriate groups to play a minimum of 3 games, with two 12 minute halves. The maximum roster size is 6 per team.

Questions? Please email your questions to

For a printable flier with this information, please click here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ECFC Free Skills Clinic – For ECFC and Non-ECFC Players

This program is designed for ECFC and non-ECFC players U7-U13 interested in learning new skills in a fun environment.
ECFC players please feel free to invite your friends.
All players must register.
Who: ECFC and non-ECFC Boys and Girls U7-U13
Cost: FREE
Date: November 15th and 22nd
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: Ingraham – South Field (1819 North 135th St Seattle, WA 98133)
What to bring: A soccer ball, water bottle, soccer shoes and shin guards

(Registration is mandatory for insurance purposes)
Questions? Please email:

Friday, October 25, 2013

ECFC’s Bobby Howe and Matthew Olson invited to participate in this year’s NW Soccer Legends Night

2nd Annual Soccer Legends Night
Emerald City FC’s own Bobby Howe (ECFC Coaching Director Emeritus) and Matthew Olson (ECFC assistant DOC and Director of Goalkeeping) are honored to participate in this year’s NW Soccer Legends Night.
Says Matthew Olson, “I am excited to have been invited to take part.  I am looking forward to connecting with old friends and teammates.”
From the Sounders U23 Premier Development League official website,
“Tacoma, WA. – On Friday, October 25th, the Tacoma Soccer Center will host the 2nd Annual, “Northwest Soccer Legends Night,” for fans to retrigger fond memories of the top talent that graced the pitch in the Puget Sound. The night’s feature event will be an indoor match at 7:30pm, where two teams made up of past pros, will compete against each other. The two sides will be captained and coached by men who are both local and international legends; Alan Hinton and Jimmy Gabriel.
With 39 years of professional playing experience in Europe and the United States, and a combined total of 1,116 first team appearances, Jimmy Gabriel and Alan Hinton had plenty to pass on to their pupils when they became managers. Both men are also familiar with northwest soccer from their time as coaches for the Sounders and other Puget Sound teams.”
From the lineup:
Bobby Howe  (Pro Player 1966 – 1983, Coach 1977 – present) Bobby Howe played over 175 matches professionally in England with legendary West Ham United and Bournemouth. During his playing career, Howe lined up with England greats Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Jimmy Greaves. Bobby came to the USA in 1977 to play for and coach the NASL’s Seattle Sounders, and since the 1980s has been deeply involved in American youth soccer. He was U.S. U-17 national team assistant and then U-20 National Team Head Coach for four years. Howe also led the way for coaching education through the US Soccer Federation and served 12 years as Washington State Director of Coaching.
Matt Olson (Pro Player 1989 – 1997, Coach 1992 – Present) Matt Olsen is a goalkeeper from Renton, Washington. Olson played half of his college career at Indiana University where he won the 1988 NCAA National Title before transferring to Wake Forrest. Following school, he joined the pro ranks where he manned the goal for eight seasons. His career started with the Seattle Storm, and stints in MLS, Holland, Sweden, and the USL followed. Matt followed his playing days as a GK coach for various colleges and youth programs.
Read more, including the rest of the exciting lineup, here
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Former ECFC M93 Green player, Paul Picciano, scores 2 for a big win over Whittier

Paul Picciano, central defender for Pomona College, scored his first goals for the Sagehens against Whittier this past weekend. Click here for the game summary. Paul now in his sophomore year at Pomona, had helped his team reach first place in the SCIAC division with an outstanding defensive freshman performance in the 2012 season.
In addition, during his freshman year, Paul completed his first season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field team, where he competed in the middle distance events. He was part of the team that contributed to a school-record in the 4x1600 relay at Occidental, with an 18:01.31 time.
Paul played for ECFC M93 Green from U10-U18.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ECFC alum, Alexander Barsher, earns conference accolades!

(10.2.2013) WALLA WALLA, Wash. – After a tremendous performance this past weekend, Whitman men's soccer player Alex Barsher (Fy., Seattle, WA) has been named the Northwest Conference Soccer Student-Athlete of the Week. Barsher, a midfielder, scored four goals, two in each of Whitman's wins over Pacific and George Fox at the Whitman Athletic Fields – the team's first home games of the season ...

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Alexander played for ECFC M93 Green from U10-U18.