Tacoma Stars

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Tacoma Stars
Tacoma stars logo.png
Founded2003; 17 years ago (2003)
StadiumShoWare Center,
Kent, Washington
Capacity6,500
ChairmanLane Smith
CoachNick Perera
LeagueMajor Arena Soccer League
National Premier Soccer League
2018–192nd, Pacific Division
Playoffs: Division Final
WebsiteClub website

The Tacoma Stars are an American soccer organization that fields teams in both the indoor soccer Major Arena Soccer League and the National Premier Soccer League. Founded in 2003, the indoor team plays at ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington.

History[edit]

The Stars were founded in 2003 as a member of the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier). The team is named after the Tacoma Stars that played in the original Major Indoor Soccer League from 1983-1992. The Stars won two PASL-Premier Championships (Summer 2004 & Winter 2009-2010).[1]

The Stars made the transition to professional status and joined the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) for the 2010-11 season. In 2012–13 season, the head coach was Joe Waters as the team moved into the new Pacific Sports Center.[2]

The Stars went on hiatus on August 23, 2013. An amateur version of the club participated in the Premier Arena Soccer League as the Tacoma Galaxy in the 2013-14 season.[3] On January 10, 2014, the Pacific Sports Center was placed into receivership, putting the future of the facility and the franchise in question.[4]

In June 2014, it was announced that the Tacoma Stars would return to play in the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) at the Tacoma Soccer Center.

In January 2015, team owner Lane Smith acquired the assets of the failed Seattle Impact of the Major Arena Soccer League and announced that the Stars would complete the Impact's 2014–15 season at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington, while completing their WISL obligations.[5][6][7][8]

The Stars joined the National Premier Soccer League in 2020, fielding an outdoor team in the Northwest Conference through a partnership with Washington Premier FC. The outdoor team will play at Washington Premier FC Field in Waller, Washington, near Puyallup.[9]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Record GF GA Finish Playoffs Avg. Attendance
2009–10 PASL-Premier 6–1–1 50 25 1st, Northwest Won Championship N/A
2010–11 PASL 10–6 110 104 2nd, Western Lost Quarterfinal 331
2011–12 PASL 3-13 92 150 5th, Western Did Not Qualify 242
2012–13 PASL 8-7 116 136 3rd, Pacific Did Not Qualify 314
2013–14 PASL-Premier 6–0–2 55 33 1st, Northwest Eliminated Pool Play N/A
2014–15 WISL 8–0 67 25 1st, WISL Won Championship TBD
2014–151 MASL 4–16 120 215 5th, Pacific Did Not Qualify 1,038
2015–162 MASL 13–7 116 109 3rd, Pacific Lost first round 2,475
2016–17 MASL 10-10 114 120 3rd, Pacific Did Not Qualify 2,894
2017-18 MASL 11-11 134 134 2nd, Pacific Lost in Divisional Final 2,635

1 Completing last 7 games of 20-game season after taking over for the Seattle Impact.

2 First full season competing in MASL.

MASL Playoffs[edit]

Year Won Lost GF GA Avg. Attendance
2011 0 1 6 9 NHG
2016 0 2 10 19 2,036
2018 1 2 10 17 2,386

Personnel[edit]

Active players[edit]

As of 26 November 2019.[10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
18 Colombia DF Alex Caceres
1 United States GK Mike Arguello
2 United States DF Chase Hanson
3 United States DF Cory Keitz
4 United States MF Troy Peterson
8 Denmark MF Philip Lund
9 United States FW Derek Johnson
14 United States FW Vince McCluskey
19 United States FW Dan Antoniuk
No. Position Player
21 United States DF Adam West
22 United States MF Sam Zisette
23 United States MF Raphael Cox
24 United States GK Danny Waltman
25 Puerto Rico MF Michael Ramos
27 United States MF Lamar Neagle
77 United States FW Alex Megson

Inactive players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
15 Mexico Diego Salas
No. Position Player
97 Brazil Douglas Lima

Arena[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tacoma Stars are PASL-Premier Winter Champions". www.arenaleague.com. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  2. ^ "New sports center set to open this Spring". Tacoma Weekly. Tacoma, WA. December 22, 2011. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Tacoma Galaxy to play in regional indoor league as Stars go on hiatus". GoalWA.net. August 23, 2013. Archived from the original on January 26, 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "Public records show Pacific Sports Center is in receivership, could be shuttered". GoalWA.net. January 21, 2014. Archived from the original on January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  5. ^ Weinstein, Arthur (January 13, 2015). "New Seattle soccer team could take over for another, concluding bizarre saga". Sporting News. Charlotte, NC: Perform Media. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  6. ^ Baker, Geoff (January 14, 2015). "Tacoma Stars buy rights to return to the highest level of professional indoor soccer". The Seattle Times. Seattle, WA: The Seattle Times Company. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "Tacoma Stars return to professional ranks in MASL at ShoWare Center this Friday". Major Arena Soccer League. January 15, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  8. ^ Ruiz, Don (January 15, 2015). "Tacoma Stars replace Seattle Impact in top-tier MASL". The News Tribune. Tacoma, WA: McClatchy. Archived from the original on January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  9. ^ "The Tacoma Stars Join the NPSL for the 2020 Season" (Press release). National Premier Soccer League. January 10, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
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