New women’s soccer team playing in West Seattle this summer; host families, local players needed

Big news for soccer fans – the Women’s Premier Soccer League – largest women’s league in the world – has a new team that will play home games at Delridge Playfield this summer. That news comes with a request for host families for players. We received this from AC Seattle‘s Katie Milne:

The 2013 season of Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is right around the corner and we have an exciting new team – AC Seattle PH America. It is an Italian-made team as most of its players will be coming to the USA from Italy. This is a unique project with two souls: Soccer and life experience in the United States. As such, we are looking for host families for these players.

My family had the pleasure of hosting one of these players, Alessandra Nencioni, last year when she played with Issaquah Soccer Club. It was a wonderful experience for our family and we will be hosting her again this year. Once your interest is confirmed and the roster is finalized, players will be matched with families.

The commitment level for interested families:

• Housing for June and July
• Healthy meals and snacks
• Possible transportation to and from practices and home games. Are you close to public transportation? Or would you have a car the player can use while in town? (we may be able to figure out carpooling as well- we do not want this to be a burden and will work with you to figure this part out). The team will provide transportation for away games.
• Access to washer and dryer

These women are excited for this opportunity to play soccer and experience life in the United States, but it would not be possible without the support of area families. We hope you will take this opportunity to welcome one of these players into your home and show them around the great Pacific NW. They are expected to integrate into the family and share some household chores and possibly childcare or other light work. If you are interested in hosting a player, please email or call me and I will put you on a list of prospective homes.

The players range in age from 18 to 27. More than a dozen host families are needed; you can reach Katie at or 425-427-8139. She adds that “the team is looking for American players to play with them as well. They have scheduled open tryouts for Mar 30th and 31st, at 6-8 pm,” both nights at Delridge Playfield. “Talented women soccer players over the age of 16 can try out.” More details here. For prospective spectators – read more details here about the new team’s plan.

3 Replies to "New women's soccer team playing in West Seattle this summer; host families, local players needed"

  • MikeRussellFoto March 9, 2013 (10:23 am)

    Heard they may be coming to West Seattle. Can’t wait!

    BTW, Reign FC play in the new NWSL and Sounders Women does still exist – they play in USL W-League. It’s a bit confusing, but yes, there are 3 different leagues. Reign FC is the top league, then Sounders, then AC Seattle.

    • WSB March 9, 2013 (10:49 am)

      Mike – that’s the info I received and someone else wrote to say the Sounders Women/Reign/etc. info was different, so since it’s not essential to the basics about the team playing here and needing host families, I’ve just excised it. Thanks!- TR

  • MikeRussellFoto March 9, 2013 (11:48 am)

    Capisco. :)
    But in case anyone is wondering, here is a nice diagram of the men’s and women’s soccer divisions of WA and their teams.

    (As created by David Falk, who I noticed you were interacting with on Twitter recently.) :)

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