Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Idaho Club, Coach Standing Up Against Racist Letter

A youth soccer coach and his club were targeted by a racist letter this weekend in Boise, Idaho. Standing up against the racism, coach Jeromy Tarkon of Boise-based Idaho Juniors FC took the letter to the police and media to bring attention to the ongoing problem.

Tarkon was personally targeted by the letter. The coach was addressed by name in the letter, which was in a plastic bag left on the windshield of his vehicle in the driveway at his home. He has given the letter (pictured and typed below) to law enforcement and filed a police report.

Sadly, it is not the first racist incident members have experienced at the club, which Tarkon estimates to be comprised of about 75 percent minority players.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Post Falls' Mueller Drafted by Timbers; Gonzaga's White Goes to Toronto

Post Falls native and former SSC Shadow youth and Men's First Team player Timmy Mueller was selected Sunday in the Major League Soccer 2018 SuperDraft. The Oregon State striker was drafted in the third round, 63rd overall, by the nearby Portland Timbers.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Dozen Players with Northwest Ties Await MLS Draft

A dozen players with ties to the northwest were on the list of eligible players released by Major League Soccer prior to Friday's draft, which kicks off with the first two rounds live at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WSSCA Names All-Washington Honors for Fall 2017

The Washington State Soccer Coaches Association announced today the Fall 2017 All-State Soccer Teams as voted on by members of the association. Highlighting the award winners from the area was Mitch Ward (St George's), who repeated as the WSSCA Class B Boys Most Valuable Player.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Espinoza, Bryant Headed to NPSL Showcase; Williams & Maryskova Added to NWSL Draft List

Eric Espinoza of the Spokane Shadow / Whitworth University and Michael Bryant of Northwest Nazarene University / Orange County FC were among the 17 players named to the West Region team for the upcoming National Premier Soccer League Player Showcase. Also, the National Women's Soccer League announced that among their additions to the preliminary draft list were Chloe Williams of Eastern Washington and Anita Maryskova of Northwest Nazarene.