Bainbridge native Dylan Tucker-Gangnes is eagerly awaiting next
Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft. Here is a
story I wrote about the young man last week.
According to this
mock draft, the defender could be a target of the Seattle
Sounders in the first round. Very interesting…
Former Kitsap Pumas defender Daniel Scott signed a two-year deal
with FC Tampa Bay, the NASL club announced Wednesday.
Here’s a link to
The Island Cup boys and girls soccer tournament begins Friday
for U10, U11 and U12-14 teams at Hidden Cove, Battlepoint Park,
Woodward Middle School and Sands Avenue on Bainbridge Island.
Complete schedules and more information can be found by going to
the Bainbridge Island Youth Soccer Club’s
We knew the Kitsap Pumas had a chance to play the Seattle
Sounders in the Open Cup if they can beat Real Colorado this
Tuesday. Now that’s official.
The major question is where would the game be played? That’s
official now too. You can look at the potential third-round
here. The game would be played at Starfire Sports Complex on
June 29 at 7 p.m.
Well, it’s official. The Kitsap Pumas and Portland Timbers will
play to gain entry into the U.S. Open Cup.
Both teams were tied after four qualifying games and the league
was scheduled to hold a lottery early today to decide which team
would earn the Cup berth. But Kitsap proposed that Friday’s
regularly-scheduled PDL game be used as a tiebreaker — and the
Timbers and the United Soccer Leagues signed off on it.
Here’s the first part of a press release sent out by the USL
within the past hour:
TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. Open Cup qualifying spot
for the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League’s
Northwest Division will be decided on the field this Friday, June 3
when the Kitsap Pumas travel to face the Portland Timbers U23s in a
regularly scheduled PDL game at JELD-WEN Field.
The winner-take-all match is set to kick off at 11 a.m. PT, with
the outcome determining who advances to the first round of the 2011
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. In the event of a tie, the teams will
decide the qualifying spot via penalty kicks. At the request of USL
and the two teams involved, U.S. Soccer has granted an extension on
its qualification deadline to allow the Northwest Division
qualifier to be determined on the field.
Here’s the release from the team. Among them are Sounders
draftee Bryan Meredith. There’s plenty of familiar names on the
list as well…
The former Eagle has been dealing with a stress fracture in her
foot at Arizona State. You can read more about that
From the Pumas:
Up next for the Pumas will be the USL Division One Portland
Timbers. That match will be played Tuesday at Bremerton Memorial
Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for Adults/Seniors/Teens and only $5 for
children ages 4-12. Kids under 4 are admitted free and go on sale
at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
Nobody in Portland seems to mention the fact that the Kitsap
Pumas beat the Portland Timbers 3-2 in a friendly earlier this
season. There was no reporting of that game in Oregon papers; no
mention of the result on the Timbers’ blog or website.
You know the Timbers will be fired up when they and their rowdy
fans — the Timbers Army — return to Memorial Stadium for the
second-round U.S. Open Cup match on Tuesday, June 22.
Here’s a report on the Timbers’ 3-0 win over Sonoma County on
Tuesday at PGE Park.
The Timbers, who join the MLS in 2011, recently changed their logo,
and it apparently didn’t over too well with the Timbers Army, the
support group. This, from the Offsides Blog, was tacked on the end
of the game report:
Perhaps the most interesting event during the match was the
ten-minute protest by the Timbers Army supporters group. Unhappy
with the club’s failure to consult with the ever-expanding group on
changes to the classic crest, the supporters, usually boisterous
throughout, took a seat and fell silent between the 25th and 35th
minutes. With such a small crowd on hand, PGE Park was eerily
The Kitsap Pumas earned a spot in the second round of the U.S.
Open Cup with a 4- 2 extra time victory over the Bay Area
Ambassadors at Bremerton’s Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Pumas earned a rematch with the Portland Timbers, who
defeated the Kitsap team 3-0 in an opening round match a year ago.
The Pumas-Timbers will play on Tuesday, June 22, in
Bremerton. Here’s the
complete bracket. And here’s a look at all of the first round
games in a different
format. The Pumas and Long Island Roughriders, 2-0 winners over
the NY Pancyprian Freedoms, were the only PDL teams to
survive on Tuesday.