Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ching Testimonial Friday in Houston - A look via #ThrowbackThursday

The day is here... tomorrow. Former Spokane Shadow and Gonzaga University standout Brian Ching will take the field for the final time Friday as a player in a Testimonial Match presented by the Houston Dynamo and BBVA Compass in honor of the three-time MLS Cup champion, six-time MLS All-Star and former US international featuring a number of current and former teammates.

Monday, December 9, 2013

INW College Recap - Final Edition: Concordia brings title back to NW

With only the DI men’s final four remaining as the final college soccer left this season in the nation, the action for the northwest has come to a close… and in fine fashion as the Concordia women captured the NAIA championship over the weekend. The Cavaliers were led by a handful of INW-area players as they posted four shutouts in the national tournament, knocking off the top two seeds along the way, including the defending champions, as they finally captured their first title in four tries.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Award-winning Waibel guiding Huskies into unprecedented territory

Waibel was named Far West Assistant Coach of the Year by the NSCAA Thursday | Photos: Gerald Barnhart
Only three years removed from playing his final Major League Soccer game for the Houston Dynamo and in his second season as an assistant coach for his alma mater, Spokane native and former Spokane Shadow PDL standout Craig Waibel was honored Thursday by the NSCAA and has the University of Washington on the verge of the NCAA Final Four with a home contest against New Mexico. The game can be seen on the Pac-12 Networks.

“It has been a year of steady growth and continued improvement for our guys,” Waibel told INWsoccernews. “They have battled as tough as any of their competitors and have found ways to win game through efficient play, and at times beautiful soccer.  But their spirit and their humility is their true strength. They also possess the ability to win games ugly when needed.  They have the confidence in themselves to set aside their ideals of the beautiful game and roll up their sleeves. And in doing so, they show their maturity as a group and their overwhelming desire to succeed on the field.