SMOKEY POINT, WA— The Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) and Gala FC recently announced that the Mill Creek youth club and Steelheads soccer partner will form a team to compete in the new WWPL Second Division starting in 2020. Gala FC Pro Focus will be the Steelheads’ Second Team, expanding playing opportunities and creating a direct link between the two clubs. The team will be formed in part from U-19 players who won multiple tournaments with Gala FC over the summer.
“The Steelheads will lead the top level and Gala will continue to support and partner with them from the Second Division,” Technical Director of Soccer for the Steelheads Daghan “Dagi” Kesim says of the growing role of Gala FC in men’s soccer in Snohomish County. “We want our Gala players to have the opportunity to play together longer with Gala’s legendary former players at a high level. We want to provide the chance for some to be seen by college coaches, and for some to keep in shape for college and further play.”
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Snohomish County FC General Manager David Falk is thrilled with the addition of a second team. “Gala FC has been helping the Steelheads since day one of our club’s formation. They have shared equipment, other resources and most importantly people. Coaches, players and fans have all come their way from Gala to SnoCo FC. So we share in the excitement of this moment for them and their program.”
Plans are underway for the 2020 season and they now include the likelihood that Steelheads home matches will be doubleheaders with Gala FC Pro Focus hosting fellow WWPL 2 sides while Snohomish County FC follows with their defense of the WWPL First Division crown.
Steelheads / Gala FC Pro Focus Open Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for the second weekend in March. Details will be announced when they are finalized.