The Snohomish County FC Steelheads will travel to Tacoma on Saturday April 27 for their first-ever league match. The contest kicks off at 4:15 PM at Wilson High School’s turf field. It is also the first-ever Western Washington Premier League match for the Steelheads’ opponent Tacoma Narrows FC.
(Cover photo: Steelheads defender / midfielder Kevin Baron by Glen Moffitt.)
Who: Tacoma Narrows FC v. Snohomish County FC
What: Steelheads’ first-ever WWPL match
Where: Wilson High School turf field
When: Saturday April 27, 4:15 PM
Why: Both teams begin their first seasons in the WWPL
How: Tickets are $5 (cash or card), bleacher seating, gates open 3:30 PM
The Steelheads and Narrows have actually met before. It was a match that Snohomish would rather forget, a comprehensive 4-0 Tacoma win at Goddard Stadium in Everett on June 10, 2018.
The Steelheads and Narrows both hosted Tricities Alliance FC in non-league friendlies earlier in the month. Snohomish drew 0-0 with the Lions in Smokey Point. Tacoma went up 2-0 before giving up 3 second half goals in a 3-2 loss to the Lions.
Over the winter Tacoma Narrows FC joined the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL). They made the playoffs and along the way met up against some current Steelheads who were playing for the Snohomish Skyhawks. The Skyhawks swept the Narrows in their two WISL meetings.
The Steelheads have some fresh new faces on their 2019 roster. This article takes a look at 5 guys under the age of 21 who are looking to make an impact on Saturday in Tacoma.
The WWPL ran an online poll for clubs and fans to vote for how they thought the 2019 season would go. The results predict a 5th place finish for the Steelheads and a 6th place ending for Tacoma Narrows FC. The top 6 clubs in the WWPL table at the end of the season will form a First Division in 2020.