Thursday, January 31, 2013

Report: Expanding WPSL Northwest set for 2013; league AGM marred by turmoil

The Northwest Division of the Women’s Premier Soccer League has set forth the infrastructure for the 2013 campaign, expanding from five clubs to eight with four teams each in Washington and Oregon. New to the division will be a controversial third Seattle-based club and two new teams to replace the departed Portland Rain.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chasing a challenge: Spokane’s Megan Lindsay discusses post-collegiate future

Megan Lindsay finished as one of SPU's all-time best scorers | photos: Wilson Tsoi /
It is free agency week for the new pro National Women’s Soccer League and the league’s supplemental draft will quickly follow, but don’t expect Spokane native and Seattle Pacific University All-American standout striker Megan Lindsay to be among those signing on the dotted line. Despite a desire to play in the league, the city’s record high school scoring leader is looking for new adventures.

“I would be interested in play for any team in the NWSL, but my real hope is to play for a team overseas,” Lindsay, who recently wrapped up her collegiate career at Seattle Pacific. “I would especially love playing for the Seattle Reign and representing my amazing city, and I also was looking to play for the Boston Breakers, and even Chicago for a while.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Unprecedented Gold Cup presence for NW in 2013 edition

CONCACAF announced the venue list for the 2013 Gold Cup Wednesday, unveiling that the 12-team tournament will be held at 13 different venues around the United States, including Seattle, Portland and Salt Lake City.

Friday, January 18, 2013

MLS and NWSL draft results for the Northwest

Portland's Kendall Johnson was lone player chosen from a NW school in NWSL draft | photo: Gerald Barnhart
No players from the Inland Northwest were selected the past two days in the Major League Soccer or National Women’s Soccer League drafts at the NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis, but there was plenty of action for the Northwest on the other side of the Cascades.

The Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers picked up three players, combined, and their NWSL counterparts Reign and Thorns tabbed four players each in the new league’s inaugural college draft.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Looking back at 2012: The first year of INW Soccer News went online in late March, literally posting its first item on the final day of the month. Since then the site has had quite an enjoyable debut year covering soccer at all levels for the northwest region east of the Cascades. Here is a look back at the news of the year, beginning with a little background on the site’s launch.

Friday, January 11, 2013

NWSL allocation results keep Richland’s Solo in Seattle

US Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo (Richland, WA) was among the seven American, Canadian and Mexican national team players assigned to the newly-formed Seattle Reign in Friday’s announcement by the new professional National Women’s Soccer League being operated by the US Soccer Federation.