SMOKEY POINT, WA— The Snohomish County FC Steelheads are getting back into Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) action this Saturday May 18 at 4 PM as they host Federal Way FC at Dick Cardinal Stadium at Lakewood High School. Last weekend the Steelheads played the Timbers U23 tough in Oregon. Now SnoCo FC will work towards their first-ever home league win.
Head Coach Dagi Kesim is looking to his depth to form the 18-man roster that will tackle Federal Way on Saturday. In recent weeks defenders Karim Hanafy and Logen Flem have been ruled out for the season due to injuries. Then last weekend forward Kyle Aure joined them on that unfortunate list. New players are arriving at nearly every training and some are making breakthroughs into the 18 this weekend.
Juan (Daniel) Luna is on the match roster. So is Blake Camilleri. Edgar Navarro returns. Watch for Alexis Regis Bohorquez not as a goalkeeper but rather as a field player. New goalkeeper Luke Brezak is also in the 18. On the WWPL Steelheads match roster for the first time is Agustin Domingo (cover photo). John Troka makes his league debut as well.
The “New” Guys
Luna (forward) is an Inglemoor High School alum who played alongside the Steelheads’ stalwart middie Rio Alcorta in high school. Camilleri is from Australia and is back to join the Steelheads’ defensive midfield. Navarro (defensive middie) is a Mariner alum who played at Edmonds CC. Brezak is an Overlake alum who is from Camano Island and RPI College. Domingo (Mariner HS) is a creative midfielder. Troka is a veteran defender (Kingston HS, Peninsula College) with counter-attacking skills.
The Steelheads are 1-0-1 in WWPL play (4 points) and in 3rd place in the table. Federal Way FC are 1-1-0 (3 points) and tied for 5th. The clubs share a common early-season opponent. The Steelheads won 1-0 at Tacoma Narrows while Federal Way lost 3-2 at Tacoma. Last season Federal Way was very competitive, finishing 3rd in the table with a 5-3-4 record.