Seattle Stars FC equipos de niños

El club Seattle Stars FC está orgulloso de anunciar que hemos extendido nuestro club para tener equipos de niños. Habrá seis prácticas abiertas para niños ( U8-U17). Vean la foto para las fechas de las prácticas. Para asistir las seis prácticas se debe pagar $20. Las prácticas serán en Sunset Park en SeaTac. Los equipos se formarán después de las seis prácticas.

Si tienen niños que están interesados en jugar para Seattle Stars contacten omarlara@seattlestarsfc.comcom y no duden en hacer cualquier pregunta.

Seattle Stars FC Youth

Seattle Stars FC is proud to announce that our club has now opened its arms to the youth. Open practices for youth ( U8- U17) will be held on six different dates (see poster below). The cost to attend all six open practices will be $20. These practices will be held at Sunset Park in SeaTac. Based on these practices, teams will be formed.

If you have any youth interested in playing for Seattle Stars contact omarlara@seattlestarsfc.com and don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Santamaria Rivera joins Seattle Stars FC

Santamaria Rivera joins Seattle Stars FC as new Head Coach

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SEATTLE, WA— Seattle Stars FC, 2017 Champions of the Evergreen Premier League, are excited to announce that Seattle University Hall of Famer and former Seattle Sounder Santamaria Rivera has been hired as the Head Coach of the Men’s team. Rivera’s first function as new Stars gaffer will be to oversee the club’s open tryouts being held on Sunday March 11 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

One word: Opportunity

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Santamaria Rivera.

Santamaria (he tells us that’s how his Grandfather wrote his name – all one word – which is also how it appears on his birth certificate) has known former Stars Head Coach Omar Lara for a while now. “I’ve had a long-standing relationship with Omar Lara for over a decade, extending all the way back to my days as a student athlete at Seattle University. He was one of my biggest supporters and mentors during my time as a player. When he recently approached me with the proposition of taking Seattle Stars FC to the next echelon of soccer, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with such a great and inspiring role model. Which in turn, is exactly the end goal: to provide a competitive and stimulating environment, thus allowing the top young prospects in the great city of Seattle to develop into the professional players of tomorrow.”

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Santamaria Rivera and his dog “Capi,” (short for Capitan.)

 

Championship-winning coach champions his successor

2017_Stars_clearHe won the league with the Stars in 2017 but Lara is more than happy to bring in Rivera to take over. “In this moment in time, after winning the championship and transitioning our club to the next level, we knew that it was necessary to bring new and fresh talent to our organization,” Omar says. Lara remains with the Stars. He will focus on the club as whole while Rivera runs the men. “Taking on a new role in the club I was protective about finding someone to fulfill our ambitious goals and expectations. I knew immediately that Santamaria would be the perfect person to take on the challenge and infuse passion and energy. I have known Santa for many years, I’ve watched him progress as a player and as coach, seen his competitiveness to win and his desire to grow and develop young talent. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and I’m honored to have someone of his caliber join our club.”

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2017 EPLWA Champions Seattle Stars FC.

 

A soccer life with many stories

Rivera is well-known in Seattle soccer for his years with the Seattle University Redhawks, time spent with the Seattle Sounders in their United Soccer League years, and also for being a spokesperson for Golazo Energy Sports Drink. It was while with Golazo that Rivera was featured in a short film (watch it here, see the trailer above) about his life. He’s currently a youth coach at Greater Seattle Surf.  His Seattle U tenure included winning the 2004 National Title. He was inducted into the SU Hall of Fame in 2010. He’s also an accomplished DJ and aspiring music producer.

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Santamaria Rivera, DJ and music producer.

Getting right to work

eplwa-600-cropSantamaria won’t have long to wait to start his new duties. On Sunday at 4 PM he’ll overlook the scene as players tryout to make the 2018 Seattle Stars FC roster. The Stars open defense of their 2017 Championship with an away contest May 12 in Kitsap County against the Olympic Force. The Stars turn around the next day for a Sunday match at Oly Town FC. Seattle’s home opener comes on Saturday May 19 when the Stars host Vancouver Victory, who won the league in 2016.

Seattle Stars clinch club’s first-ever EPLWA Championship

Seattle Stars clinch club’s first-ever EPLWA Championship

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RIDGEFIELD, WA— Seattle Stars FC scored a 4-0 win over Vancouver Victory FC early Saturday evening at Ridgefield Stadium to claim the 2017 Evergreen Premier League Title. It is the first EPLWA title for the Stars.

Stars forward Tyler Bjork got the match-winner in the 40th minute when he scored his 14th goal of the year. The all-time leading scorer in league history has now tied the league record for goals in a season. He also scored 14 in 2016.

The Stars added more as the match went on. Just two minutes after Bjork’s goalAlex Castillo made it 2-0 for Seattle. Vancouver nicked in an own goal midway through the second half to make it 3-0. Then in the 90th minute the Stars put a capper on their championship season with a fourth and final goal scored by Adama Kante.

CHAMPIONS

The Stars, who  had never managed a winning record in three previously EPLWA seasons, ended their Championship campaign with a 10-1-3 record and 33 standings points. It’s the second highest points total in league history (Spokane 35 in 2015.)

On Sunday at 4:45 PM at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila the Stars Women will play for the Northwest Premier League title against the Washington Timbers. They will also be remembering teammate Haylei Hughes who died earlier this week. In a full day for the club, the EPLWA Champion Men are also expected to be at Starfire to be presented with their trophy and medals.

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