Author: Dorian Lair

Cascadia

Steelheads See 4th Loss In Club History vs Rejuvenated Lacey Side

Lacey, Washington For the first time in three years, The Steelheads have lost a league game to a team outside of Wenatchee All-Stars. Lacey Light scored two first-half goals to hand the Steelheads their 2nd loss of the season.  “Congrats to lacey. This is the strongest Lacey team we have faced.  We will still shoot for top two by going back to our original league winning system adjustment as of today. We miss being the best defensive  team in the league.” Head Coach Dagi Kesim Tough First Half The Steelheads started the game strong, for the first 20 minutes, the

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Steelheads

Continued Club Growth Spurs New Steelheads Sponsor, Second Wind Beverages

Snohomish County, Washington 2022 has been a big growth year for Snohomish County Football Club, with the addition of several partners. In the latest, Second Wind Beverages a local sports beverage company has decided to help provide support for the Fish for the 2022 season. Owned and operated by Garrett Patterson, a big supporter of local soccer. We asked him a few questions about the partnership and what it means for the community. Why did you choose to partner with the Steelheads? “We chose to partner with this the Steelheads because we see the progress within the football club, climbing

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Cascadia

Steelheads Fight Back In Slow Start

Marysville, Washington Back at home after two consecutive away matches, the Steelheads found themselves in a slow starting match down 0-2 to Kirkland FC in the 1st 30 minutes of the game. The 2nd half saw a tale of two teams as the Steelheads swam the way back to salvage a point at home, but felt like a wasted opportunity to snag key points as the league table heats up.  “Finishing Our Chances…” says Head Coach & Technical Director Dagi Kesim “Kirkland games are always tough games. I wasn’t happy with individual mistakes, team shape, and aggressive play from my

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Cascadia

Steelheads Draw Away at Umoja

The Steelheads faced off against Umoja on Saturday, May 21. A physically rough game that ended with the Fish only capturing 1 point on the road.  The game starts with possession favoring the Steelheads for much of the first half 32 minutes into the first half, Jacen Stein scores his first goal of the season for the FIsh. The play started with Karim Piottin, who was fouled near the center of the field on the Steelhead’s half. After no call from the referee, Lucas Hakamada, a new face for the Fish, by way of Western Washington University, sent a through

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Steelheads

Lady Fish Dominate OVF in Inaugural Match

Smokey Point, Washington The Snohomish County FC Women’s Steelheads had their first-ever league match this past Sunday, May 15th. It was an exciting match that finished with a final score of 5-1. The match was fairly clean for both teams and only saw 3 yellow cards at the end of the second half. One for the Steelheads and two for OVF Alliance. Possession slightly favored the Steelheads which provided an abundance of opportunities for scoring.  “We are proud of how the women came together to play as a team for the first time. OVF has talent and shouldn’t be underestimated.

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Community

Steelheads Partner with Edmonds School District Foundation

The Steelheads’ mission is to help support local communities to help provide educational, physical, and mental wellness to benefit diverse & under-served youth and adult athletes in Snohomish County and surrounding areas. This is why Snohomish County Football Club has decided to partner with the Foundation for Edmonds School District on hosting a new pilot Celebrate Schools Futsal Tournament and Celebrate Schools 5k on October 1st, 2022. All funds raised benefit local schools and important Foundation programs that help children, families, and teachers in the Edmonds School District! The Steelheads Staff and Players will help support operations, coaching, and setup

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CPL

Steelheads Drop Points In Physical Match

A Hard fought, and VERY physical match against the All-Stars in Wenatchee that finished in a 1-2 defeat of the Steelheads. The match saw 12 yellow cards and two red cards between both teams. It was the second week in a row the guys were disappointed they weren’t able to finish the critical chances Wenatchee gave up. 

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CPL

Dominant Steelheads Settle For First Point Against Wenatchee

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads earned their first-ever point against Wenatchee All Stars FC with a 2-2 draw on May 7 at a rainy Dick Cardinal Stadium. The Fish had to come from behind to get the result, but the guys left with the feeling they should have won the match. Head Coach Dagi Kesim said, “Wenatchee is very  talented  and very fast. Offensively the best team in our league. We did a great job minimizing their chances while getting many opportunities to score. Unfortunately we couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. We have never

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Cascadia

Steelheads Men Kick Off Cascadia Premier League Season With A Win At Kirkland FC

REDMOND, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Men kicked off their 2022 Cascadia Premier League (CPL) season with a 2-1 victory over the Goats of Kirkland FC on Saturday April 30 at Grass Lawn Park in Redmond. It was the third straight league opener win for the Fish dating back to 2019 and the very first win for SnoCo FC over the Goats. The three previous meetings between the two clubs had all ended in ties. Snohomish County struck first in the 24th minute when the Fish were awarded a free kick. Cesar Zavalza took the kick a good distance from

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Steelheads

Steelheads Women Are 2022 NWPL Indoor Champions

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Women are the 2022 Champions of the Northwest Premier League Indoor season after a convincing 9-1 win over the Tacoma Galaxy before a packed house at the Snohomish Sports Dome on April 23. Seven Straight Wins To A Trophy The victory concluded a season (7-1-1) that saw the team lose its first match, draw its second…and then go on a seven-match winning streak to claim the title. During the regular season the Steelheads and Galaxy played two close matches. The first ended in a 2-2 draw at the Dome. The second was a 5-4

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Cascadia

Inspired By Indoor Title Run, Steelheads Women Set Sights On Outdoor Open Tryouts April 26

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Women are hosting the Northwest Premier League Indoor Final on Saturday April 23 at 7 PM at the Snohomish Sports Dome. It has been an inspiring 6-1-1 season for the Fish and the club is hoping that the excitement can overflow outdoors as the Steelheads prepare to debut in the Cascadia Premier League in May. Open Tryouts for the CPL Steelheads Women will take place on Tuesday April 26 at 7 PM at Tambark Creek Fields. Go HERE to register. On To Outdoor Steelheads For Some Indoor Players “We expect to have some

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History

Steelheads beat Tacoma to finish first, earn hosting rights to NWPLi Championship Match

TACOMA, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Indoor Women’s team beat the Tacoma Galaxy 5-4 on Saturday night at the Tacoma Soccer Center to claim top spot in the Northwest Premier League Indoor (NWPLi) regular season. The accomplishment means SnoCo FC will host the NWPLi Championship Match on Saturday April 23 at 7 PM at the Snohomish Sports Dome. It was SnoCo FC’s sixth straight victory. The Steelheads and Galaxy finish the 8-match regular season with identical 6-1-1 records and 19 standings points. Snohomish County takes the tiebreaker thanks to winning the season series over Tacoma with a 2-2 draw back

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Cascadia

Cascadia Premier League Roster, Schedule Come Into Focus For Steelheads Men

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Men are seeing their 2022 Cascadia Premier League (CPL) roster and season schedule come into focus as the team continues to play friendlies and prepare for the start of the CPL campaign on April 30. Roster Official open tryout sessions have been completed but the Steelheads will continue to see new players by registered drop-in at weekly trainings. The player pool for 2022 looks to be a very talented one. A look at the initial roster page reveals an interesting combination of returning stars and fresh new possibilities. 15 of the guys are

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History

Steelheads Edge Artesians To Claim Spot In NWPLi Final

OLYMPIA, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads beat the Oly Town Artesians 6-5 in a pulsating finish on Saturday night at The Pavilion on the campus of The Evergreen State College to claim a spot in the 2022 Northwest Premier League Indoor championship match. The Steelheads controlled the first half of the match, using their tight defense and the saves of Kaitlin MacKenzie and leadership of Mariah Roggow to shut out Oly Town 3-0 at the break. The second half saw the Artesians offense come alive and it was eventually all tied up at 5-5 in the fourth quarter before an

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Matches

Steelheads Men Take Down UPSL PNW Champs Seattle Lone Stars

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Men (2-0-0) got their second straight interleague victory on Sunday night April 3 when they doubled up Seattle Lone Stars FC 4-2 at Dick Cardinal Stadium. Seattle won the 2021 Fall season title in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) Pacific Northwest Conference. Last week the Fish beat Bellevue Athletic 3-1. Karim Piottin got his first Steelheads goal in the 11th minute (see graphic) to give Snohomish County an early lead. He converted a corner kick from Andrew Escalante. Daniel Amador, playing with a cast on a wrist he broke during the indoor

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Matches

Steelheads Indoor Women One Win Away From Championship Match After Latest Triumph

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Women Indoor team is one win away from clinching an appearance in the Northwest Premier League Indoor Championship match after they handled the Whatcom Waves 9-4 on April 2 at the Snohomish Sports Dome. The Steelheads are in second place with 13 standings points. Tacoma Galaxy remain in first place with 16. Oly Town Artesians are just a single point behind the Fish in third place with 12. The top two teams after 8 matches played will qualify for the Final. The mission is clear for the Steelheads: win at Oly Town on April

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Indoor

Steelheads Team Defense Leads The Way In NWPLi

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads defense has been the best in the Northwest Premier League Indoor so far this season. In five matches the Fish have given up just 17 goals. That’s a paltry 3.4 goals per match. It’s a big reason why the Fish are 3-1-1, in second place, and fighting for a spot in the league final. Check out the Steelheads roster here! / Steelheads Season Schedule here! The fantastic Steelhead Power Play Defense was on full display Saturday night at the Snohomish Sports Dome as Oly Town FC were awarded a player-advantage (power play) with just

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Matches

Steelheads Offense Arrives In Time To Take Opener Against Bellevue Athletic

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Men scored three goals in the final 22 minutes of play on Sunday night March 27 at Dick Cardinal Stadium to take a 3-1 opening outdoor season win over United Premier Soccer League side Bellevue Athletic. Under The Lights The 7 PM kickoff time made it the first-ever match played under the lights at the long-time home of the Fish at Lakewood High School in Smokey Point. Bellevue Athletic, a new team joining the UPSL Spring 2022 season, came ready to compete. They had much of the early possession. Eventually they went up

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Indoor

Snohomish County Tops Oly Town For Third Straight NWPLi Victory

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads rallied from behind twice scoring an important Northwest Premier League Indoor 7-5 win over the Oly Town FC Artesians on Saturday night March 26 at the Snohomish Sports Dome. Chalise Baysa scored two goals and Mariah Roggow added a goal and two assists to the victory. The SnoCo FC defense held strong on an Oly Town power play as the clock ticked down to the final buzzer. Artesians Lead After First Quarter Oly Town FC took a 1-0 lead at 10:29 left in the first quarter when Chelsea Still netted a goal at the

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