Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tide tryouts over, club looks towards kick off in May
The weekend of April 5th and 6th gave a chance for the Tacoma Tide coaching staff to see local talent on display. The team’s Open Try-Outs fielded players from all over the Puget Sound as well as outside the state of washington. In the end, a few players were selected to return and train with the team in the near weeks. Since most of the Tide roster will be available on very short notice before the season opener in Spokane on May 9th, these trial players have a great chance to see time and make an impact in the squad.
While there were a number of good performances on the weekend, the top head turner was probably William Kelly. Kelly is just completing his sophomore year at the University of Redlands, where he has played both Center and Outside Midfield positions, under Coach Ralph Perez. Prior to enrolling at Redlands, Will was on the Eastside Red FC U-19 2005 Washington State (WYSL) Champions, and two time (2004 & 2005) Washington State High School Soccer Champions (1A) from University Prep of Seattle. The rest of the Tide’s roster will be released in the coming weeks before the season starts in May.