2013 North Sound SeaWolves season

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North Sound SeaWolves
North Sound SeaWolves Logo.gif
Full name North Sound SeaWolves Football Club
Nickname(s) SeaWolves
Founded 2010
Stadium Edmonds Stadium
Edmonds, Washington
Ground Capacity 4,000
Owner Brazil Alex Silva
Head Coach Brazil Alex Silva
League USL Premier Development League
2012 7th, Northwest
Website Club home page
Current season

The 2013 North Sound SeaWolves season will be the club's third season of existence, and their third consecutive season in the USL Premier Development League, the fourth division of both the Canadian and American soccer pyramids.

Club[edit]

In 2013 the team's home stadium is once again Edmonds Woodway Highschool in Edmonds Washington, a suburb of Seattle.

There are supporter groups for the 2013 season in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Bremerton, and Victoria. For information for things such as tailgating, away travel, and tifo see the associated forums, where they exist, for the Vancouver Southsiders, Emerald City Supporters (Seattle), Timbers Army (Portland), Kitsap Blue Guard, Kitsap Hellcats, and Lake Side Buoys (Victoria – Facebook). The BC based supporters groups sponsor the Juan de Fuca Plate[1] and the Washington State teams play for the Ruffneck Cup.[2]

Roster[edit]

Team management[edit]

Competitions[edit]

The North Sound Seawolves compete in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the United Soccer League's Premier Development League (USL PDL). The 2013 NW Division schedule is not a balanced home and away schedule as it includes three games (instead of two) against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23, and also the Victoria Highlanders.

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Locations of teams for the 2013 USL PDL NW Division Soccer season.

PDL[edit]

Main article: 2013 PDL season

The USL PDL's 2013 rules will likely be similar to 2012. The rules are on the United Soccer Leagues website under "About" at the bottom of the home page, and then "Rules" on the right hand side bar.[3]

The USL PDL season culminates with an inter-division single elimination playoff tournament to determine each season’s national champion. The NW Division has varied in how they have structured playoffs. Last year, in 2012, the NW Division had a play-in round with the league winner playing fourth and second playing third for two inter-division playoff spots against the SW Division. In 2009 the second and third placed teams played for the second playoff spot while the league winner qualified directly. From 1997 to 2008 and 2010-2011 only the top two league finishers qualified for the playoff tournament. In 2013 the format matches that of 2009.[4]

Due to the smaller number of teams, only seven this year, the league moved away from the league principle (two games home and away against each team) to an unbalanced schedule with each team playing two other teams three times instead of twice. As such the league is less equitable, and with fewer playoff tournament play-in spots more emphasis is on league success. Each league game matters more than they did in 2012.

Northwest Division Standings[edit]

Northwest Division[edit]

Pos
Team
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Victoria Highlanders 14 8 4 2 31 18 +13 28
2 Portland Timbers U23's 14 7 4 3 18 12 +6 25
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 14 7 3 4 30 22 +8 24
4 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 14 4 5 5 18 23 −5 17
5 Kitsap Pumas 14 3 7 4 22 24 −2 16
6 Washington Crossfire 14 4 3 7 15 18 −3 15
7 North Sound SeaWolves 14 2 2 10 15 32 −17 8

Southwest Division[edit]

Pos
Team
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Fresno Fuego 14 11 2 1 32 8 +24 35
2 Ventura County Fusion 14 7 4 3 18 16 +2 25
3 Los Angeles Misioneros 14 7 3 4 16 14 +2 24
4 BYU Cougars 14 6 2 6 18 19 −1 20
5 FC Tucson 14 5 4 5 31 17 +14 19
6 OC Blues Strikers FC 14 1 3 10 15 48 −33 6
7 Southern California Seahorses 14 1 2 11 17 29 −12 5

Match results[edit]

Ruffneck Cup[edit]

The four Washington State based USL PDL teams contest a side competition, the Ruffneck Cup, determining the best USL PDL team in Washington State. See this reference for more information on the 2013 competition.[22]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juan de Fuca Plate, home page
  2. ^ Ruffneck Cup
  3. ^ Rules and Regulations, 2012 season. USLsoccer.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013
  4. ^ Falk, David (December 21, 2012). "PDL Northwest again tinkers with playoff set-up". goalWA.net. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Portland Timbers U-23s at North Sound SeaWolves FC 2:1
  6. ^ North Sound SeaWolves FC at Victoria Highlanders FC 2:2
  7. ^ Highlanders Remain undefeated
  8. ^ Highlanders denied 4th win as determined Sea Wolves rally for 2-2 draw
  9. ^ Highlanders Maintain Position
  10. ^ Soccer - Victoria Highlanders vs. North Sound SeaWolves
  11. ^ Cheknews video report
  12. ^ Post-game: Highlanders vs SeaWolves, May 25
  13. ^ Highlanders men and women draw
  14. ^ International Inc., Demosphere (June 14, 2013). "Highlanders Get Past SeaWolves". United Soccer Leagues PDL News. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  15. ^ International Inc., Demosphere (June 14, 2013). "Official Match Information". Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  16. ^ Nielsen, James (June 15, 2013). "Highlanders FC defeat North Sound SeaWolves 3-1". IslandSportsNews. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  17. ^ Nielsen, James (June 14, 2013). "Highlanders FC defeat North Sound SeaWolves 3-1". Victoria Highlanders FC. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  18. ^ Epp, Sharie (June 14, 2013). "Highlanders sink stubborn SeaWolves". Victoria Times Colonist Newspaper. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Highlanders Kick Off Road Trip With Win". June 21, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Victoria Highlanders FC at North Sound SeaWolves FC 2:0". United Soccer Leagues - PDL. June 21, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  21. ^ Epp, Sharie (June 21, 2013). "Highlanders fend off SeaWolves". Victoria Times Colonist - Sports. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  22. ^ Balanced schedule highlights 2013 Ruffneck Cup competition