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May. 1, 2008 at 3:50pm

Tacoma Tide FC have big dreams

Pro soccer in South Sound?

Mike Jennings has the ball rolling for TFC. (Jenni Conner)

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 [12]  |  posted under Tacoma Tide FC soccer pro dreams University Place Mike Jennings Seattle Sounders FC


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.'


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