About the Team: Emerald City WPSL of Seattle, Washington proudly returns to compete in the Women's Premier Soccer League in the Summer of 2013. Our mission is to develop, prepare, and help facilitate placement for top level, ambitious players looking to play professional soccer in the US or abroad, while giving back to the Seattle soccer community and inspiring young athletes. Our focus on player development during a competitive WPSL summer season will prepare current college players for success in the Fall and post-collegiate players to extend their careers, all while competing for a WPSL National Championship. After our inaugural 2012 season, ECFC WPSL stand-outs Casey Berrier and Megan Chapin went on to play professionally for PK-35 Vantaa, helping the Finnish side advance to the knock-out round of the UEFA Women's Champions League while winning both a League Championship and an Open Cup Championship with the team.
About the Coaching: ECFC WPSL boasts a staff of knowledgeable, licensed professionals. Lead by Head Coach Niki Taylor and Director of Coaching Erik Oman, our staff is committed to developing top level, ambitious players and helping them move on to the next step in their careers. After spending a decade coaching in the college game at the DI, DII, and NAIA levels, Taylor now coaches youth soccer in the Seattle area, including serving on the Washington Elite Player Development (EPD) staff, in addition to her duties with ECFC WPSL. Taylor holds a USSF "A" License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level III Diploma.
Type of Players: ECFC is looking for top-level players that are passionate about advancing their careers, are highly motivated to continually improve their game, and are willing to give back to Seattle's soccer community as representatives of Emerald City FC and the WPSL.
Local Colleges: The Emerald City roster consists of current and former players from University of Washington, Washington State University, Seattle Pacific University, Gonzaga University, Seattle University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Boise State University, University of Montana, Villanova University (PA), Columbia University (NY), Eastern Washington University, The College of Idaho, Hastings College (NE), University of Loyola-Chicago, Western Washington University, St. Mary's University (CA), University of Central Florida, Rollins College (FL), and many more!
Player Tryouts: Players interested in playing for Emerald City FC WPSL should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a playing resume and coach references.