12.27.2011 – GU12 demonstrate @ PSPL coaching clinic – In a last minute invite, GU12 quickly gathered and assisted in coaching clinic demonstrations put on by the PSPL @ Starfire. Afterwords treated to “Mad Pizza”.
10.19.2011 – US National Team star Alex Morgan trains with Girls U15 team
U.S. National team star Alex Morgan took a couple hours out of her day on Sunday to train with the girls U15 Tynecastle Saprissa team. Actually, she learned a new street game called “garbage can soccer,” a simple game with few rules except one — players have to hit the garbage can to score a point. Following the match, Alex signed autographs and discussed her journey from a small southern California select club to winning a scholarship to play soccer at University of California — Berkeley and eventually to making the U.S. Women’s National team.
Her main message to the players was about commitment.
She told the girls that she played multi-sports until she was about 14 and then discovered that soccer was her passion. From that point on, she committed herself to being the best player, training all the time, and trying to reach her goal of making the national team.
She advised the girls that at their age they needed to find the motivation within themselves to make it to the next level. Above all, if they wanted to be the best, they needed to do it for themselves because they loved the game.
Why was Alex Morgan in Seattle? Well, her boyfriend is Sounders rookie Servando Carrasco, a center midfielder and top draft choice in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. The two met while playing soccer at UC Berkeley and have been together for some time.
When Alex is not training with the national team, she can probably be found in Seattle hanging with Servando, who was the inspiration for arranging the meeting with Alex and Tynecastle Saprissa.
“On behalf of the team, I want to thank Alex and Servando for sharing their passion for the game of soccer and for inspiring the next-generation of national team players,” said coach Stanley Holmes, who added that eight Saprissa players made varsity on their high-school soccer teams as freshmen and two others have been playing for both JV and varsity.
“The girls were massively excited to be able to play with one of the stars of the recent World Cup,” he said. “It’s not every day young players get such an opportunity to defend and pass to a national-team player who scored the opening goal against Japan in the World Cup finals. We are all extremely grateful for the opportunity.”
10.03.2011 – TIFC GU12 Host Friendly – Tynecastle FC Girls U12 host friendly with Eastside United and Revolution. After games parents and players from all teams gathered for a BBQ.
09.02.2011 – Tynecastle Dad Serving in Iraq
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09.01.2011 – TIFC GU12 @ Womens Husky Soccer
08-31-2011 – Tynecastle BU13 – South Mason Kickoff Champions
The boys U13 team won the South Mason Kickoff, going undefeated and outscoring the opposition by 13 goals in 5 games. The finals ended in a tie, putting the boys into a PK shootout for the win. After the first 5 PK’s Tynecastle and Sounders were still even. The referee then awarded each team an additional 5 PK’s, to which keeper Drew made 3 saves awarding the championship to Tynecastle. Congratulations to the boys!
08.23.2011 – Tynecastle 15/16 Boys play Sounders AcademyTynecastle boys (U15/16) coached by Hoggy played the Sounders U16 Academy. This was the first time the U15′s scrimmaged the Sounders. Previously the U17/18 have competed in friendlies several times last year. Half time saw the Sounders up 1-0, two late goals saw the final 3-0. Thanks to Dick McCormick and staff for inviting Tynecastle FC teams to scrimmage against the Sounders Academy teams.
Congratualtions to the TynecastleFC GU12R Puma Rimland Pacific Cup Finalists! It’s been an amazing start & first year. They have truly melded into a fun & hard working team. Way to Go Girls!
08.05.2011 – Kaydin – Seattle Banks Premier Player -
Congratulations! and well done on being awarded Seattle Bank’s Premiere Player of the Month for August 2011. At Tynecastle FC hard work does not go unnoticed!
08.01.2011 – BU17 & 15 Legacy Cup Champions!
07.25.2011 – TIFC Academy Crossfire Select Results!
Crossfire Select Cup Champions ! TIFC Academy Girls. This weekend saw our girls win the Crossfire Select Cup defeating Cascade Green GU-11 by 5-3 in the final. The group games saw our girls go undefeated with 4 wins 7-0, 7-2, 6-0 and 6-0. Congratulations Girls !
Congratulations to the TIFC Academy BU-10 team who were finalists at the Crossfire Select Cup this past weekend. After winning their 3 group games convincingly, 12-1, 11-1 & 6-0, they went down to a strong Cascade Green BU-11 team in the final. Well done boys, great achievement.
07.21.2011 – Four Tynecastle FC teams dominate 2011 “King Of The Hill” Classic – Gives a quick glimpse in Tynecastle FC player development at the younger ages and also shows their future potential. Four younger Tynecastle FC teams entered the 4th annual “King Of The Hill” Classic 2011 and each became champions in their division. Click here to view the final results.
Tynecastle FC U11 Boys:
Both Tynecastle U12 Girls teams:
Tynecastle FC U14 Boys:
(Won in PK’s scored by Juno, Georgie and Andre)
07.21.2011 – TIFC G00 finalists at Skagit Firecracker – June 19th Burlington …. Congratulations to our Girls U-11 first team squad who made the final of the Gold Division at the Skagit Firecracker 2011. The highlight of the weekend was an outstanding performance to beat PSPL League Champions, ISC Gunners A, 5-1, on the way to the final. The girls gave everything in a very close final, against a strong DOS FC team who turned out eventual winners. Well done girls !
07.19.2011 – GU-11 Skagit Firecracker Champions – June 19, Burlington …. Well done to our Girls U-11 Reserves on picking up the Bronze Division Championship at the Skagit Firecracker 2011.
The girls went unbeaten over 5 games winning a thrilling penalty shootout against WSA Rapids in the final. With the scores tied at 2-2 after normal time, our girls stepped with 3 successful penalties against the Rapids zero to clinch the Championship. Congratulations Girls!
07.8.2011 – Tynecastle BU10 – Outliers PSPL Spring Champions
Tynecastle FC BU10, Bellevue Outliers team won the PSPL U10 Division 1 defeating the Issaquah Arsenal Gunners 2-1, in a showdown that determined first and second place. Congratulations to the team for a very successful spring season and to the boys for a job well done! The team is an independent team that Tynecastle FC sponsors so that the kids have a place to play soccer. For kids wishing for opportunities to play with the Outliers team see team website.
06.07.2011 – Tynecastle GU-12 host friendly
On Saturday June 4th, Tynecastle FC girls U-12 hosted a friendly with Langley FC and SHSC Revolution at Kasch park. Games were very competitive and the girls had a great time. At the end of each game girls from each club ended their match with a picture along side the Canadians and also traded keepsakes.
05.28.2011 – Tynecastle GU15 – Saprissa – Saprissa captured first in the Skagit River Cup’s girls U15 group — going undefeated in four matches this past weekend. On the way to the championship final, the Saprissa team defeated and drew against two Canadian academy teams and beat Northwest United. The match against TSS Academy was particularly competitive. Tynecastle scored first, then TSS came back to draw even and took the lead in the second half. But Saprissa continued to attack and push for the equalizer, which it got on a penalty kick. Saprissa won the final 2-1 against Northwest United. It dominated the attack but had to overcome aggressive physical challenges that appeared to be United’s strategy of disrupting Tynecastle’s fluid passing game, scoring the game winner with 10 minutes to play. Congratulations to the Team!!
05.22.2011 – U18 Tynecastle vs Richmond United
5.22.2011 – U17 TynecastleFC vs PCU
The tradition of our U18 girls continues as the U12 girls play home and away friendlies with Langley FC. For the past two years our club has benefited from highly competitive matches and everyone has a great time in Canada. We appreciate the games and will continue to work with Langley FC into the future!
05.21.2011 – Despite weather, GU12 carwash fundraiser a success! – On Saturday 5/21 you could hear U12 girls singing, dancing, whistling and diligently bringing cars into the Lake Stevens “Les Schwab” where many parents had fun getting dirty washing cars! The girls were busy waving signs, washing cars and selling donuts,. The fundraiser was very successful and despite dark clouds and brief showers, the girls raised about $820 that will be used for upcoming tournament costs this summer.
05.20.2011 – GU18′s show great results in the “Show Case of Champions” – May 14 – 15 the Tynecastle gu18 team competed in the www.showcaseofchampisons.com college showcase in Puyallup. The team had an outstanding tournament posting 2 wins and 1 draw and had many great looks from college coaches. Great job girls!
Tynecastle 1 OSSA Lake Oswego 0
Tynecastle 1 Missoula Montana 1
Tynecastle 2 EDA Sacramento 0
05.10.2011 – Girl’s U11 Team Raises over $1,000 at Garage Sale Fundraiser – The girls U11 team held a fundraiser on May 7th to raise funds for the upcoming season. Over 20 families donated items to sell and baked cookies and brownies. The girls raised over $1,000 in just one day. The sale was such a success they plan to hold a second garage sale on Friday, May 20th.
05.01.2011 – TIFC ’94 Car wash fundraiser held on April 30th enjoyed excellent weather and results. About twenty players from TIFC ’94 team and a handful of their parents where in Shoreline at Frank Lumber “The Door Store” from 9am -3pm for the very successful TIFC ’94 car wash fundraiser, netting about $850 and some excellent weather. A big round of thanks goes out to the parents for their excellent support with providing supplies, supervision, and bake sale items. During the event, the players enthusiasm was such a big hit that several motorists drove through the lot not to have a car washed but to make a donation – saying any group displaying such excitement for the task at hand deserves some extra money. The team will use the funds raised for upcoming tournament costs and/or their August team camp.
04.30.2011 – 4 Teams qualify NW Champions League – So far 4 Tynecastle FC teams have already qualified for the prestigious Northwest Champions League, the most competitive regional league in WA State. NWCL is a US Club sanctioned league that is composed of the best Washington, Oregon and Idaho teams. The BU15, BU17 and BU18 along with GU15 (Tynecastle – Saprissa) will represent WA this fall/winter, having won their respective PSPL – Super Group.
04.21.2011 – Welcome Coach Brady – Coach Brady Dickenson, “I didn’t want to join any other club. Being able to work with a club that cares about the kids as much as Tynecastle does is amazing, truly amazing. That’s the only reason why I’m out here. There is such gratification watching every player I work with progress, not only as soccer players but as individuals as well. I look forward to everyday I get to do this. I’m very grateful for all the opportunities Tynecastle has presented me to work with such amazing players and families.”
04.19.2011 – College Showcase Teams busy spring – Tynecastle U16, U17 boys and girls are very busy this spring. First the teams will participate in the NW Showcase of Champions in Tacoma. The showcase features dozens of college coaches at the event in beginning May 13th with the girls and ending on May 22nd with the boys. The teams will then travel to southern CA, where they received an invitation to participate in the Cerritos Memorial Cup, a Premier Elite Tournament in Cal South. The tournament is the #1 memorial tournament in the US, and ranked as one of the best tournaments in CA. Good luck to the coaches and teams as they head south next month. On a belated note; both the U16 and U17 boys teams won the inaugural Pacific Coach Super Cup championships last month; U16’s defeated Idaho Thunder 3:1 and the U17 won 1:0 over BSC Portland Blaze of the Oregon Premier League.
04.17.2011 – Tynecastle FC expands to Seattle – Tynecastle FC is pleased to announce that a number Seattle based teams have joined our club. Moving forward this season Tynecastle will be assisting the Seattle – Shoreline based Saprissa teams with tryouts, technical training, goal keeper training and coaching education. The Saprissa teams will to continue to train and practice soccer as they have historically, with the additional administrative and technical training support of Tynecastle FC highly successful soccer model. The Saprissa teams will play as Tynecastle Saprissa for the 2011/12 season. Along with the Saprissa girls teams, BU10 Outliers and BU12 Strikers have also joined Tynecastle FC. Said Stanley Holmes, head coach Saprissa G14 team: “Tynecastle FC will bring regional level recognition and high level training as well as help us find the special players that are looking to play on a championship team.”
04.17.2011 – Welcome Coach Stanley Holmes – Stanley Holmes joins Tynecastle FC this year, and will be working on growing the club. Stanley brings a wealth of local soccer history as a former youth player in the Puget Sound region. He currently works for Sports Press Northwest, exclusively covering the Seattle Sounders for the online publication.
In it’s first year as a team, Tynecastle FC U23 team took home the SPSL championship trophy by defeating West Side United (current champs), in a 2-1 win. Tynecastle FC scored the first goal by Jeremy Maldanado off a corner kick rebound, second goal scored by Casey Woodruff with an assist from Joshua Taylor.
Tynecastle Defeated Dinamo 6-2 in the semifinals on their way to the finals a day earlier. Ryan Wilson scored back to back goals, then with Rey Marinda 20 yd shot, followed up by Steven Cumbee walk in shot, Junior Robayo’s line drive, finishing up with Sergio Carillo off the post follow up.
Congratulations to coach Shawn Henry and the team for qualifying Tynecastle FC U23 team in the premier division of the PSPL, the highest level open league in WA.