Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tide at home Sunday, 1:00 PM

Ride the Soccer Tide!

Elite soccer talent from the Puget Sound will take to the field this weekend as the Tacoma Tide FC is back for the summer of 2008. On Mother’s Day, May 11th, the Tide will play their home opener at Curtis HS Stadium. The soccer buzz is ringing loud in the Puget Sound’s ears, and the Tacoma Tide will look to ride the wave in their 3rd season. The Tide’s league, Premier Development League, is the top semi-pro league in North America. The nationwide league pits 67 teams from Florida, to Canada, to the Northwest in four conferences. The Tide will continue to represent the Puget Sound with the very best soccer products from the area as well as local college stars.

The Tide will bring back some star names from last season and some fresh talent as well. Star goal scorers, Rory Agu (former Curtis HS product) and Spencer Schomaker (Syracuse U. / Roosevelt HS) will receive passes from Chase Tangney (Univ. of San Diego / Bellarmine Prep) and Machael David (declared to UC Santa Barbara / Sr. at Gig Harbor HS) among others. The overall roster returns a large portion of a team that qualified for the Conference Semi-Finals in 2007.

One star Tacoma Tide player will not be back this season. Midfielder, Ciaran O’Brien, demonstrated the PDL’s purpose and has catapulted up to the top American soccer league, the MLS. O’Brien was selected as the 5th overall pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids. Who will be the next Tide star to make the jump?

The Tide season begins Friday, May 9th, in Spokane, Washington against the Spokane Spiders. They will then return home for the May 11th home opener at 1:00pm from Curtis HS Stadium. Fans who attend games this season will get free prizes, laughs from Surf Dude (the new mascot), and excellent entertainment from the pitch. Tickets are available online at Season tickets are just $80 for adults and $30 for students. Season ticket holders will also get a free Tacoma Tide scarf and more! Single game passes are $10 for adults and just $5 for students.

The Tacoma Tide will also be featured on Comcast On Demand this season. Every home game will be FREE to all Comcast digital cable subscribers through their On Demand, Channel 1 feature under Get Local, Local Sports, Tacoma Tide. Games will be available as soon as 24 hours after the game.

For more information on schedules, tickets, group deals, rosters, or anything about the team: visit or call (253) 564-9329.

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