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Washington Crossfire

Washington Crossfire is an US team situated in Seattle, Washington, united states of america. Started in '09, the team plays within the Premier developing League (PDL), the 4th tier of United states Soccer Pyramid, in the Northwest Division of Western meeting.

The group plays its home games into the stadium regarding the campus of Redmond senior school in nearby Redmond, Washington, where they've played since 2011. The team's colors tend to be red, monochrome.

Prior to 2010 the group ended up being referred to as Seattle Wolves, and had competed when you look at the PCSL and PDL under that title for quite some time. The Wolves as well as the Washington Crossfire youth soccer company merged in November, 2009. The more expensive Washington Crossfire youth company, that has been created in 1968, has-been instrumental in developing young football players when you look at the Washington location for over three decades, and is Washington state's only Nike Premier Club.


Following their organization in 2002, the first Seattle Wolves burst into the Northwest soccer scene, quickly moving up four divisions of competitive play inside the better Seattle Soccer League (GSSL). Considering that the group's beginning, the Wolves have actually captured 12 League Titles and 5 Tournament Championships. Within the fall of 2006, the club expanded out-of its infancy as a local amateur team, and expanded to incorporate several squads competing into the Starfire Premier Soccer League (SPSL) and several regional semi-professional leagues.

In 2008, the Wolves undertook their first competitive season inside Pacific Coast Soccer League, the three nationwide competitions considered to be within fourth standard of the United states Soccer Pyramid. They finished their particular very first period within the PCSL in third location at the rear of champions Victoria United.

On 26 January 2009 the Wolves revealed which they would-be fielding a brand new senior group when you look at the USL Premier Development League for 2009 period, thereby getting the 2nd group to create a PCSL to PDL development, following Vancouver Whitecaps Residency in 2008. These people were certainly one of four development teams inside NW Division of 2009 PDL season combined with the Victoria Highlanders, Portland Timbers U23s, and Kitsap Pumas.

On 31 January 2009 the Wolves competed against the Seattle Sounders FC Super search squad at Starfire Sports involved in Tukwila. The Wolves prepared an unique roster for particular online game, composed of present Wolves players, ex expert players, ex Seattle Sounders (USL) people, existing and ex collegiate players, and present childhood people. The televised game showed videos of this game these time on NBC King 5 following the Super Bowl.

Original Seattle Wolves logo

Within their very first season in PDL competition the Wolves fielded a very good squad that included former l . a . Galaxy player Ely Allen. They won their very first ever competitive PDL online game 4-1 over the Yakima Reds may 8, 2009 off the back of a brace by Fernando Monge, and proceeded their particular winning form for the very early games, getting victories over Spokane Spiders and the Portland Timbers U23's. Despite powerful opposition into the ultra-competitive Northwest Division the Wolves became one of the better groups in unit; they liked an excellent 5-game unbeaten streak in June, from behind to beat Vancouver Whitecaps Residency 2-1, enjoying solid victories over Yakima and Abbotsford Mariners, and scoring a controversial last-minute punishment kick equalizer to connect 2-2 with Tacoma Tide. Indeed the sole group Seattle couldn't beat had been the Kitsap Pumas, whom won both their regular season games on tight 2-1 and 2-0 scorelines, and wound up topping the unit. The Wolves attained an important point with another last-minute equalizer in a 3-3 link using Victoria Highlanders in early July, and finished the normal season with three even more victories, including an extraordinary 3-0 outcome on the highway against Cascade Surge. The Wolves in the course of time finished 3rd into the unit, qualifying for the playoffs during the first attempt; their opponent in the Divisional First Round ended up being Portland Timbers U23's, which they beat 3-2 in a phenomenal game which saw Portland lead 1-0, after which 2-1, only for Seattle striker Alex Chursky going to two targets within the last 10 minutes and deliver the Wolves until the divisional last. Regrettably when it comes to Wolves, Kitsap again endured inside their means, plus the men from Bremerton completed a hat strategy of victories with a 2-0 triumph, closing the Wolves' playoff run. Casey Cunningham and Ely Allen were the Wolves' top scorers, with 7 and 6 targets respectively, while Allen additionally added six assists.

In November 2009, the team joined with all the Washington Crossfire youth football business, producing a team branded since the Washington Crossfire.


Alternate Washington Crossfire logo

Notable previous players[edit]

This directory of notable former players comprises people who continued to play professional football after playing for the team in Premier Development League, or those that formerly played expertly before joining the group.


Year Unit League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2008 PCSL 3rd Failed to qualify
2009 USL PDL 3rd, Northwest Divisional Finals
2010 5th, Northwest
2011 7th, Northwest
2012 4th, Northwest Conference Quarter-Finals
2013 6th, Northwest
  • John F. Kennedy Trophy Winners 2008

Average attendance[edit]

  • 2009: 376
  • 2010: 158
  • 2011: 66
  • 2012: 102
  • 2013: 128
  • 2014: 113
  • 2015: 131
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