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Greg Lee: Thoreson demanded hard work

A handful of high school coaches have made an impression on me in my 26 years prowling the prep beat in these parts.


GNL soccer: Cheney wins showdown

Mark Kiver, Cheney’s first-year boys soccer coach, made no effort to downplay the importance of his team’s 3-0 win over previously unbeaten Medical Lake Tuesday afternoon in Medical Lake. “It’s …


‘Bud House’ brings together fans from World Cup nations

NEW YORK – Every soccer fan dreams of being on location for the World Cup – but maybe not side by side with fans from every other participating country. But …


Soccer organizations battle

Soccer is a simple sport. In its most primitive form, all that’s needed to play is a ball and two rocks to mark a goal. Not traditionally an American sport, …


Cougars dealt tough hand

There are probably some Washington State University soccer fans who feel the NCAA selection committee shortchanged their Cougars as far as the bracketing for this year’s Division I championship is …


Houston bounces Sounders

HOUSTON – What began with such a bang almost seven months ago, on that magical night in downtown Seattle when Sounders FC’s inaugural season opened in grand victory, ended ever …


From rising star to WV soccer leader

It’s role reversal. DeeDee Garbe burst onto a veteran West Valley High School girls soccer scene as a freshman with a knack for scoring goals. In bunches. In her first …


Redline reaching goals

As a defender, the closest Charlie Redline had gotten to a soccer goal crease the last three years was the one he plays with his back against. Going into this …


Prep soccer: Vikings, T-Wolves advance

Idaho 5A soccer teams Coeur d’Alene and Lake City have advanced to a date Saturday for state tournament seeding. The Inland Empire League regular-season champion Vikings (9-5-3) eliminated Lewiston (4-7-5) …


In brief: Late goal helps U.S. tie Costa Rica

Men’s soccer: Jonathan Bornstein headed in a corner kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time, giving the United States a 2-2 tie against Costa Rica on Wednesday night in …


Vikings turn back Lake City

Jordon Eborall can usually tell how well his Coeur d’Alene High boys soccer team is going to play during prematch warmups. The senior midfielder thought the Vikings might struggle Thursday …


Prep roundup: Tigers knock Wildcats from unbeaten ranks

Sarah Barrentine and Annie Pokorny scored goals 11 minutes apart in the second half to guide the host Lewis and Clark Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Mt. Spokane …


Spokane’s ‘Mr. Soccer’ dies

Cor van der Meer, the founder and former longtime coach of the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Community Colleges of Spokane and one of the sport’s best-known regional personalities, …


Girls soccer teams young but talented

When they were freshmen, Central Valley High School girls soccer coach Andres Monrroy marveled at the potential his young players had and looked forward to three more years of escalating …


Men’s soccer preview: Gonzaga expects solid season

Gonzaga University men’s soccer coach Einar Thorarinsson liked the makeup of his veteran team heading into the 2009 season, and the Bulldogs (1-1-2) have done nothing in their first four …


U.S. soccer team closes in on another World Cup berth

The United States moved within a win of its sixth straight World Cup appearance, beating Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 Wednesday night on Ricardo Clark’s goal in the 62nd minute in …


Sounders vs. United in controversy cup

WASHINGTON – D.C. United have screamed it loud and clear, on the Internet and in full-page newspaper ads: “WE WIN TROPHIES.” The Seattle Sounders hear screams as well, echoing from …


Kicking into gear

North Idaho prep football, volleyball and girls basketball teams historically have fared well at state. Soccer is another sport where area teams are making names for themselves at the state …


Sounders dominate

CARSON, Calif. – David Beckham was ejected for a studs-up challenge in the 17th minute, and the Los Angeles Galaxy finished with nine men in a 2-0 loss to the …


Sounders face titanic task

SEATTLE – It was supposed to be a simple assignment for the Travel Channel: go to Spain and document the passion and simmering animosity in the rivalry between Real Madrid …


Beckham’s back, but does anybody care?

To: David Beckham From: Couch Slouch


Sounders scoot past MLS-leading Dynamo

SEATTLE – Defender Patrick Ianni scored on a bicycle kick during the first minute of the second half, and the Seattle Sounders rallied for a 2-1 win over the MLS-leading …


In brief: U.S. can’t hold off Brazil in Cup final

Soccer: Brazil picked up the pace just in time Sunday, waking up from a slow start to beat the United States 3-2 at Johannesburg and win its second consecutive Confederations …


U.S. soccer team reigns over No. 1 Spain

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa – The world will surely take notice of this. The U.S. soccer team is in the final of the Confederations Cup, beating mighty Spain 2-0.


Seattle Sounders battle to tie

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Seattle’s Fredy Montero scored off a defensive miscue to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-1 tie with New York Saturday night and extend the Red Bulls’ …


Sounders end drought

SEATTLE – Freddie Ljungberg scored into a wide-open net in the 42nd minute, then set up Fredy Montero’s goal with a corner kick in the 59th as the Seattle Sounders …


Sounders earn U.S. Open Cup berth

SEATTLE — Kevin Forrest scored on a header in the 62nd minute to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids Tuesday night in a U.S. Open …


Sounders salvage tie

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Nate Jaqua scored in the 76th minute as the Seattle Sounders forged a 2-2 tie with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Jaqua’s second goal of …


Spiders earn first win

The Spokane Spiders scored three unanswered goals in the second half to rally for a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Wolves in Premier Development League men’s soccer action Saturday night …


In brief: Keller’s shutout lifts Sounders past Earthquakes

Kasey Keller returned from a one-game red-card suspension to post his fourth straight shutout and set an MLS record as the Seattle Sounders FC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 …