Sounders’ Russell, Pulse motivated by competition

May 6, 2012 by  

Former Valley players making their case with Sounders Women || YAKIMA, Wash. — When an athlete has put in their time and paid their dues, there can be more than a little disappointment when new players arrive, potentially sending them to the bench. Beth Russell and Tafara Pulse find themselves in such a situation with [...]

Going to the World Cup?

May 23, 2010 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Are you heading to South Africa for soccer’s World Cup? If so, we’d like to hear from you. Reporter Ross Courtney is preparing a story and would like to hear from anyone heading to this summer’s event, especially anyone planning to attend the first match between South Africa and Mexico. Contact Courtney [...]

MLS Set to Kick Off 15th Season

March 25, 2010 by  

SEATTLE — Labor strife is resolved, the league’s reigning MVP and perhaps best team reside near the glitz of Hollywood, a new $200 million stadium is open in the league’s largest market and the 16th franchise is about to debut. Seems everything is going great for Major League Soccer, right? Well, not quite everything. A [...]

2010 MLS Team-By-Team Capsules

March 25, 2010 by  

A look at the 16 MLS teams as they head into the 2010 season, in alphabetic order: Seattle Sounders LAST YEAR: 12-7-11 (third place), lost to Houston Dynamo in Western Conference first round. WHO’S BACK: Coach Sigi Schmid, F Fredy Montero, F Nate Jaqua, F Steve Zakuani, M Freddie Ljungberg, M Brad Evans, D Tyrone [...]

Local report-YVCC baseball earns split with Walla Walla

April 16, 2009 by  

WALLA WALLA — Yakima Valley held its ground in the Eastern Region baseball playoff race Wednesday by splitting a doubleheader with Walla Walla, claiming the second game 4-2 after dropping the first 3-2. The Yaks, 6-8 in region play and 14-17 overall, remained bunched with six teams that are within two games of second place. [...]

Sounders shuttles available

April 11, 2009 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima Youth Soccer Association and Central Washington Soccer Complex are sponsoring charter buses to eight Seattle Sounders soccer games this season. Cost is $30 per person, but that does not include a game ticket. Shuttles are available for MLS games on Saturday, May 30, Wednesday, June 17, Sunday, June 28, Saturday, [...]

Sounders game in review

March 20, 2009 by  

Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero, left, of Columbia, battles with New York Red Bulls

YAKIMA, Wash. — So, what have we learned after the Seattle Sounders’ 3-0 victory against the New York Red Bulls on Thursday night? Probably not much. But there might be some clues as to the future of Seattle’s newest major league team. • Forward Fredy Montero will be playing in Europe before we know it. [...]

Garcia just misses Sounders spot

February 2, 2009 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Former Sunnyside High standout Junior Garcia of the Yakima Reds finished second in the Sounders Super Search competition on Sunday. The competition was won by Vinicius Oliveira of Edmonds. Oliveira earns a roster spot with Seattle Sounders FC, a Major League Soccer expansion team slated to begin play this spring. Oleviera is [...]

Sounders look for talent in Yakima

November 21, 2008 by  

YAKIMA — The Sounders FC is looking for a few good men. This Saturday, the Seattle-based Major League Soccer team will be in Yakima holding open tryouts. The Sounders join the MLS in March and are still filling out their roster. So far four players have been signed, including veteran goalkeeper and Lacey native Kasey [...]

Sounders FC tryouts Saturday in Yakima

November 18, 2008 by  

YAKIMA — The search for players for the inaugural Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer team comes to Yakima this Saturday when the team holds an open tryout at Chesterley Park. Prospective players over the age of 18 must register at Check-in is from 9 to 10 a.m., with the tryout from 11 a.m. [...]