Monthly Archives: January 2013

Looking at Pumas and the playoffs

Kitsap Pumas indoor player/coach Dustyn Brim said tonight that the divisional playoff games in the Premier Arena Soccer League will be played Feb. 15 and 17. The top four teams at the end of the regular season advance to the playoffs.

Going into Saturday’s games, South Sound (5-0-1) is in first place with 16 points, while Kitsap (4-1-1) is in second place with 13 points. Snohomish and Wenatchee are both 3-2-0 and are tied for third place with nine points. Four other teams are tied with four points.

Kitsap travels to Tumwater on Saturday before wrapping up the season Feb. 2 against Snohomish.

Former Puma Burke joins Orlando City

Former Kitsap Pumas player Bryan Burke, who earned MVP honors when the team beat Laredo to win the 2011 Premier Development League title, has signed with Orlando City of USL PRO.
Burke played last season with the Los Angeles Blues of USL PRO. The defender led the team in minutes played.
“Bryan is by far the best player we played against all last year,” Orlando City head coach Adrian Heath said in a release. “When we get the opportunity to take a player like that, then we have to sign him.”
Orlando City won the USL PRO championship last season.

Pumas settle lawsuit with Bremerton School District

I’m still trying to get a couple things confirmed, but this much is sure: the Pumas settled their lawsuit against the Bremerton School District out of court last month.

The Pumas brought a lawsuit against BSD in April in a squabble over a six-figure credit the club believed it was due after its initial three-year contract with BSD expired in 2011.

I spoke with Kitsap owner Robin Waite earlier this week and he said the club and BSD parted amicably and that the Pumas will retain ownership of 14 bleachers that were used at Bremerton Memorial Stadium the past four seasons. The value of the bleachers is roughly $90,000, according to Waite.

I plan on getting comment from BSD this coming week.

By settling with BSD, Waite said the Pumas will be able to move forward with plans to make Gordon Field near the Fairgrounds its home venue in forthcoming seasons. No deal with Bremerton Parks and Recreation with regards to Gordon Field has been struck yet.


Pumas fall to South Sound, out of first place

The Kitsap Pumas allowed four power-play goals in a 7-4 loss to the South Sound Shock on Saturday in a Premier Arena Soccer League game at the Olympic Soccer & Sports Center.
With the loss, Kitsap (2-1-1) fell out of a first-place tie with South Sound (3-0-1) in the PASL’s Northwest Division.
Kitsap scored one goal in the second half after falling behind 5-3 at halftime.
The Pumas are on the road next Saturday against the Oregon Blacktails at 7:30 p.m.