David Falk has followed soccer in the Puget Sound region since 1974. This blog covers Sounders FC, local college soccer, Seattle Wolves FC, Tacoma Tide FC and Kitsap Pumas. Send tips or comments to: goalseattle@gmail.com
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Soccer in Seattle – End of an Era or Just a Chapter?

Steve McClare does a nice job of recapping the history of pro soccer in Seattle in his latest European Weekly article.

Yesterday’s elimination draws a line under the USL chapter, but unlike the other times, there are significant links that makes this change almost more of a promotion than a reincarnation. Adrian Hanauer, the man who owns the current club and will form part of the ownership group of the new one, said “The USL is the name of a league. We’re going to have professional football in this city and a bunch of the guys are going to be here. A lot of the same people are going to be involved in the organization. Perhaps I’m not maybe as sentimental as I should be or maybe will be some day in hindsight. Certainly I understand that we’re closing a big chapter in USL but opening a big exciting new one.”

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