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Soccer notes: Vandals reboot for WAC tourney

The University of Idaho women’s soccer team won’t have to wait long for a chance at redemption. The Vandals, who blew a chance to clinch the regular-season Western Athletic Conference …


Central Valley nips Bullpups in soccer

Senior Alex Richardson scored a pair of goals 2 minutes apart midway through the first half to lead Central Valley to a 2-1 victory over Gonzaga Prep in a District …


Sounders shut out in opener

SEATTLE – Edson Buddle floated a long shot over Kasey Keller and into the top left corner midway through the 38th minute on Sunday, giving the Los Angeles Galaxy a …


Bullpups take down Tigers in soccer

Ashley Ames scored both goals for Gonzaga Prep, including the go-ahead goal in the 70th minute, as the Bullpups (12-5) handed Lewis and Clark (15-1-1) its first loss of the …


Sounders enter playoffs on high

TUKWILA, Wash. – In just a few months, the Seattle Sounders went from being one of the biggest flops in Major League Soccer to the opponent everyone was trying to …


Sounders fall in finale

HOUSTON – Cam Weaver scored less than a minute into the second half, and the Houston Dynamo ended the season with their second straight victory, 2-1 over the Seattle Sounders …


Sandpoint rallies past Kavemen in state soccer tournament

The Sandpoint girls soccer team took the dramatic route in its State 4A tournament opener Thursday afternoon. It’s a path first-year coach Julie Pitre is all too familiar with, but …


Baran, Ruboski provide rare punch at 1A soccer level

It was five years ago, when she was in her second season as an assistant girls soccer coach at Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls, that Brooke Greer first …


CdA boys expect to make noise at state soccer

His team has offense and defense. So first-year Coeur d’Alene boys soccer coach Jeff Lake is confident his team will fare well when the 5A state tournament begins a three-day …


Soccer notes: UI sets sights on another run

University of Idaho coach Peter Showler likes his team’s chances of responding to Sunday’s disappointing 2-0 Western Athletic Conference loss to Utah State in a fitting manner. And why shouldn’t …


Gritty Borsheim nets goal for CdA in soccer championship

Adam Borsheim thought he broke his ankle Tuesday. Then the Coeur d’Alene junior forward was on crutches the following three days.


Sounders clinch postseason berth

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The magic of Sanna Nyassi continues. With Sounders FC being thoroughly outplayed on the road Saturday night, the young midfielder struck a go-ahead goal in the …


Soccer notes: Zags wear pink to battle cancer

The pink jerseys Gonzaga University’s women’s soccer team will wear during Sunday’s 1 p.m. West Coast Conference opener against the visiting Portland Pilots will say a lot about how the …


Nkufo, Sounders handle Toronto

SEATTLE – Blaise Nkufo and Steve Zakuani scored in the first half to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 3-2 win over Toronto FC on Saturday. Seattle (12-9-6) earned its …


MLS hopes to reap Northwest bonanza with 3-headed rivalry

PORTLAND – Not far from Seattle’s Qwest Field, a billboard went up recently above an auto repair shop. In bold letters it reads: “Portland, Oregon. Soccer City, USA. 2011.” It …


College soccer: EWU, Zags host mighty Trojans

The mighty University of Southern California Trojans in Cheney? It might sound like a major gaffe on the part of some befuddled travel agent, but that’s exactly where USC’s nationally …


Idaho edges GU for 5th straight

Chelsea Small took a pass from Liz Boyden in the open field and kicked in a goal in the 41st minute, giving the Idaho women’s soccer team (6-2) a 1-0 …


Mead junior midfielder gains insight in volunteer work overseas

Two years ago, Geneva Heaps had never heard of Cambodia. But today, after spending parts of the past two summers doing volunteer work at the Battambang Orphanage on the outskirts …


In brief: Whitworth nets 1-0 victory in nonconference soccer

Cameron Bushey scored on a free kick from just outside the penalty box 15 minutes into the second half and Brian Sherpe made five saves to give Whitworth a 1-0 …


Revolution turn back Seattle Sounders with late flurry

Chris Tierney scored the tying goal in the 70th minute and Marko Perovic got the winner 3 minutes later to lead the New England Revolution to a 3-1 Major League …


Hot Seattle Sounders put out Chicago Fire

SEATTLE – Whatever pregame pleasantries Freddie Ljungberg exchanged with his former Sounders FC teammates were quickly forgotten after the opening whistle. Making his first return to Seattle since being traded …


Cougs enter season among soccer’s elite

Matt Potter has a solid perspective on the impact, or lack thereof, that preseason rankings have on a team’s actual performance. But at the same time, Washington State University’s seventh-year …


Pittman heads Cougs to win

Tiara Pittman (Mt. Spokane) notched a goal in the 74th minute to earn Washington State its first victory of the season, 1-0 over the University of Utah at the Washington …


Sounders’ MLS unbeaten streak at six after draw

CARSON, Calif. – The odds might have seemed stacked against Seattle Sounders FC. Playing in the same venue that housed its last competitive loss, Seattle played a Chivas USA team …


Sounders wary of complacency

Confidence can’t turn into complacency. That was the message from Sounders FC captain Kasey Keller. After disappointment and frustration consumed the first few months of the season, Seattle is finding …


Ching scores, but MLS all-stars fall flat against Manchester

HOUSTON – Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Major League Soccer has made dramatic progress in recent years. His team showed the best players in the MLS just how …


Zakuani paces Sounders

SEATTLE – Steve Zakuani scored twice in the first half and the Seattle Sounders FC won at home for the first time since June 5, 2-1 over the Colorado Rapids …


Nkufo should be just what Sounders need

SEATTLE – Two minutes. That’s all it took for Blaise Nkufo to make an impact with his new side. Two minutes into his first appearance with Sounders FC, he slid …


Extra-time goal gives Spain long-awaited World Cup title

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – It was a night Spain will never forget. And one the Netherlands would do well not to remember. Sunday’s World Cup final was supposed to be …


Finalists learned from best

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa – Netherlands great Johan Cruyff probably never expected the style of play he made synonymous with attacking soccer would pay off for Spain. Or that the Spaniards …