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April 19, 2011 at 10:32 PM

In the community: news from north, south, across the Sound

adamnowland.jpgAdam Nowland, a former English Premier League midfielder pictured to the right, will be helping coach for the Washington Rush Youth Soccer Club up in Everett. He joins a staff that includes Sounders FC’s Tyson Wahl and Roger Levesque. Nowland, 29, has played for West Hem, Nottingham Forest, Blackpool and Preston North End. He will also serve as a player-coach for the North Sound SeaWolves FC in the team’s inaugural PDL season.

— Here’s a look at the Tacoma Tide’s jerseys for this season, in the familiar yellow of course. Also, the team has announced a couple signings: forward Chris Sanders and goalkeeper Jordan Jennings, who played for Sounders FC in last year’s Celtic FC friendly. Lastly, check out this story on Tide trialist Michael Bumpus (known mostly for his football prowess).

— Game tickets for the Kitsap Pumas are on sale. The first home match is May 8 against Victoria. Prices are the same as last year. Season-ticket packages and Flex Paks are also available.

— The Seattle Sounders Women will host the 2011 USL W-League championships July 29-31 at the Starfire Sports Campus in Tukwila. The two semifinals will be Friday, July 29. The consolation game and championship follow on Sunday, July 31. The W-League kicks off its 17th regular season on May 14.

A couple out-of-area links after the jump…

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— Here’s the story of an all-girls soccer team in an at-risk urban neighborhood in Philadelphia called the Anderson Monarchs. They’re trying to get the word out and could use support. A documentary film is on the way.

— For those curious about artificial turf stories, be sure to check out this out. Also, if I’m understanding this correctly, apparently there’s an ongoing lawsuit between FieldTurf and one of its producers over the the quality of the synthetic fibers. Interesting…


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