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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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sounders players take ANC Bosnia 6-2 in benefit match

Recent and former players from the Seattle Sounders and ANC Bosnia got together for a benefit match sponsored by AllNationsCup.org November 14th at Starfire Sports Stadium. Around 400 fans watched the Sounders bump the amateur Bosnian locals 6-2.

The Sounders wore their 2008 pre-season 'blacks,' and were assisted by team equipment manager Rich Hawks, who will carry on his duties next season with Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.

Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar (#77) suited up for the Sounders players.
A few photos from the evening can be viewed in this gallery.

Seattle's goals were scored by Roger Levesque (2), Jason Cascio, Colin Rigby (2) and Craig Tomlinson. Chris Eylander started in goal for a Seattle club coached by Taylor Graham. Also seeing time on the pitch were Leighton O'Brien, Noah Merl, Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar, Kevin Sakuda, Adam West, Justin Abel, Tim Merritt, Chris Sanders, Viet Nguyen and John Fishbaugher, with a few others.

The match saw some nice chanting and sign displays by the Emerald City Supporters as well. The ECS gathered at Mad Pizza before the match to down a few prepare for the November night. The rain held off and the temperature was actually comfortable.

After the match I walked over to where the new Sounders FC practice facility & locker rooms are being built (north back edge of Starfire indoor soccer area) and snapped a few photos. The Field Turf for the full size practice field for SSFC is currently in large rolls at the back of the Starfire parking lot. That field and the grass pitch have yet to be put in. The shorter drills pitches (Field Turf) are already down.


  1. Just a quick correction. They are locals, but they are Bosnian. Not just bosnian roots. About 20 out of the 23 players are all bosnian. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for that clarification. I've reworded that sentence.

  3. The missing goal scorer was Roger. He had two goals, last night.


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