West Seattle Soccer Club hits the fields for the spring season

Another sign of spring this past weekend at playfields all around West Seattle — the season kickoff for West Seattle Soccer Club teams. In the photo, it’s Italy vs. Brazil – WSSC board member Tim McMonigle explained that the organization “outfitted all the teams in country jerseys to commemorate the upcoming World Cup in South Africa this June.” He also says it’s “another record-breaking year, with almost 1,000 kids participating.” Almost 200 adult volunteers, too. You can find schedules here.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Soccer Club hits the fields for the spring season"

  • cjboffoli April 12, 2010 (9:34 pm)

    Excellent image!

  • bsmomma April 13, 2010 (1:22 pm)

    I Love little soccer players! They’re so stinkin cute! This is my 1st year as a soccer mom. :) I told my daughter I was going to be a cheerleader when she asked if I was going to play too. She’s very concerned that I don’t have a uniform and “Chin” guards. Love it!

  • Bill April 15, 2010 (12:32 am)

    Awesome to see the world’s best teams battling it out on the fields of West Seattle! ;) Week #2 of the WSSC World Cup is this coming Sunday!

    “Brazil and Italy are the two most successful countries in global soccer, having won a combined nine World Cups, which results in an ultra-competitive setting whenever they cross swords in international play.

    Of the 13 previous meetings, Brazil has won six and Italy five, with two draws. The Brazilians came out on top in the most recent contest, a 2-0 exhibition win in London in February, and have bested the Italians in two World Cup finals, in 1970 and 1994.

    But it’s far from a one-sided series. The Italians have defeated Brazil in some big games, including in the semifinals of the 1938 World Cup in France (which Italy went on to win).

    Perhaps the best contest between the two came at the 1982 World Cup in Spain, where Italy defeated Brazil 3-2 in a thrilling, classic encounter that many observers consider the best game in World Cup history.

    No less of an authority than legendary BBC play-by-play announcer John Motson, who called over 1,000 games during his career, said the Brazil-Italy quarter-final from 1982 was the greatest match he ever commented on.”

    John Molinaro, CBC Sports 2009.

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