May. 1, 2008 at 3:50pm
Pro soccer in South Sound?www.GOALTacoma.com has an exclusive interview with Tacoma Tide FC owner / GM Mike Jennings as the club gets ready for its third season in the PDL. Jennings also discusses the future of pro and semi-pro soccer in the South Sound:
"There is a window of opportunity here, with the Seattle USL - 1 sun setting, to build, I think, a natural connection between the two leagues (MLS /USL). Perhaps, the Seattle Sounders and The Tacoma Tide can create a template for other organizations to follow. I believe the Tacoma / Olympia area is just right in proximity to the Sounders training area at Starfire and population dense enough to run a reserve side in the USL -1.
There are opportunities to house more players, give them better games than the current MLS reserve schedule, saving on staffing, and opportunities to cross promote and extend the influence of the clubs."
You can read the entire interview HERE.
comments  | posted under Tacoma Tide FC soccer pro dreams University Place Mike Jennings Seattle Sounders FCComments
by intacoma on 5/1/2008 @ 4:15pm
|Mike Jennings was my coach back in the day of the Palmeiras, bet you weren't even soccer blogging then ;)|
by GOALTacoma on 5/1/2008 @ 6:59pm
|Do I write 'young?' :)
I'm 46. I didn't start 'blogging' until a few years after they invented it!
(PS: Still don't own a cell phone.)
by intacoma on 5/1/2008 @ 7:20pm
|No just saying where were you when I was actually playing ;P|
by HD on 5/1/2008 @ 9:41pm
|So both of you used to hangout at the Salmon House and knockback Michelobs with Zungal . (RAD)|
by GOALTacoma on 5/2/2008 @ 4:46am
by intacoma on 5/2/2008 @ 7:04am
by thriceallamerican on 5/2/2008 @ 9:13am
by intacoma on 5/2/2008 @ 9:17am
|right, just correcting his spelling ;)|
by thriceallamerican on 5/2/2008 @ 9:27am
|Gotcha. The question mark threw me.|
by HD on 5/2/2008 @ 10:07am
|I knew someone would fall into the "I love old Star's players so much, I must correct the spelling " trap.
Thank you for playing.
by AP on 5/2/2008 @ 10:17am
|What about Prehqui?|
by GOALTacoma on 5/2/2008 @ 8:33pm
|I still occasional practice the art of 'foot thunder.'|