Here is a great read on UW senior defender Chris Brundage, featured in The Peninsula Gateway.
Brundage is currently playing on recent-PDL NW Division Champions the Sounders U-23 and has made a big impact in their success this season.
(Photo: Chris Coulter / SoundersPhotos.com)
the Sounders winning 5-1 and ending the season with 36 points and first place in the PDL Northwest Division.
A couple of Huskies had big games for the Sounders. Red-shirt junior Michael Uyehara scored in the second minute for his first goal in a Sounders jersey and sophomore transfer Darwin Jones a goal, an assist, and seven out of the team's 12 shots. (Photo: Chris Coulter / SoundersPhotos.com)
Next up for the Sounders U-23 is the first round of the PDL Northwest Division playoffs. They will take on the Washington Crossfire at Franklin Pierce Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
In Redmond, the Portland Timbers U-23s won their final regular-season game against the Washington Crossfire with a 3-0 win. The Timbers finish the season in second place and will play host to the Kitsap Pumas in a divisional playoff match on Sunday at Gladstone High School at 6:30 p.m.
Goalkeeper Spencer Richey anchored the Timbers' second shutout in its last three matches and fifth shutout overall on the season. Portland heads into the postseason having won four of its last six regular-season matches.
US Soccer Newsletter
CHICAGO - The U.S. Olympic Women's Soccer Team departed for England Tuesday for a pre-Olympic training camp on the grounds of Middlesbrough FC. The team will train in northeast England for six days before traveling north to Glasgow on July 17 to prepare for the opening match of the Olympics on July 25 against France at the famed Hampden Park (5 p.m. local / 12 p.m. ET).
The U.S. will begin Group G play two days before the Olympic Opening Ceremonies and then face Colombia at Hampden Park on July 28 (5 p.m. local / 12 p.m. ET). The Americans finish group play against Korea DPR on July 31 (5:15 p.m. local / 12:15 p.m. ET) at the legendary Old Trafford in Manchester, home to Manchester United.
The U.S. team will use the week in Middlesbrough to acclimate to the time change (five hours ahead of ET), doing some sight-seeing and make sure that all systems are go as the team heads into the final preparations for what is surely the marquee opening match of the women's soccer tournament.
U.S. head coach Pia Sundage is bringing 22 players to the U.K., the 18-player Olympic Team plus the four players chosen as alternates. In the past, the alternate goalkeeper has traveled with the team, but this will be the first Olympics since 1996 in which the alternate field players will also train with the team as much as possible during the Olympics.
Here is the full USWNT roster for the 2012 London Olympics:
GOALKEEPERS: Hope Solo, Nicole Barnhart
DEFENDERS: Rachel Buehler, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Kelly O'Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Saurbrunn
MIDFIELDERS: Shannon Boxx, Lauren Cheney, Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe
FORWARDS: Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Amy Rodriguez, Abby Wambach
ALTERNATES: Goalkeeper Jill Loyden, midfielders Lori Lindsey and Meghan Klingenberg, and forward Christen Press.
The Washington Crossfire will host the Timbers U-23s at Redmond High School on Wednesday in their Premier Development League regular-season finale; kickoff is set for 7 p.m. PT. Wednesday's match will determine the two teams' final positioning in the Northwest Division heading into the preseason.
The Timbers U-23s (9-4-2, 29 pts) currently sit in third place in the Northwest Division while the Crossfire (8-6-1, 25 pts) are in fourth. Both teams have clinched a playoff spot, but the match will finalize the NW Division playoff bracket for this weekend.
With a Portland win, they could move into second place as a result of PDL tiebreakers and would face current-second place Kitsap Pumas in the divisional playoff this Saturday. The team that finishes in second place would go on to play host to the divisional playoff match.
Crossfire will play the first-place Sounders U-23 on Saturday in a divisional playoff match. The winners of these games will head to the Western Conference Final Four.
Current Huskies playing for Crossfire are Ben Fisk, Alex Klein, Patric Pray, Nathan Sackeyfio, and Andy Thoma. Goalkeeper Spencer Richey is on the Timbers U-23s.
The Timbers U-23s and Crossfire face each other for the second time in three games Wednesday in the final matchup in the three-game, regular-season series between the two teams. The series is tied, with Crossfire beating Portland in their first matchup 2-1 and Portland coming out with a 1-0 victory on July 6.
Four former Washington softball players are currently playing in the National Pro Fastpitch league with the USSSA Florida Pride. Here are up-to-date season stats and updates from the past few games they have played in.
Lawrie currently holds 3 wins and 2 losses under her belt this season.
In her last game on July 7, she went 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored.
On July 7, Salling helped her team to an 11-6 victory over the Carolina Diamonds.
In her last game on Jun 29, her team was unable to pull out a win against the Chicago Bandits in a close 0-1 game.
For a complete recap of week 4 action click the link below:
For a complete recap of week 5 action click the link below:
Next up for the USSSA Pride is a doubleheader against the Chicago Bandits on Saturday, 7/14/12, starting at 5:05pm and 7:35 pm local time.
Be sure to follow the former Huskies live by watching live streamed games at www.profastpitch.com or by downloading the Official NPF App for iPhone and Droid and have the game stream live to your mobile operating devices. The App can be downloaded at the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.
My sister recently graduated from police auxiliary training in Canada after much hard work and determination. I made these cupcakes for her as she has multiple allergies that significantly limit her ability to enjoy many foods. Thus, these cupcakes are dairy, egg, and wheat/gluten free. That may not sound delicious, but they are and actually have the consistency, texture and taste of an authentic cupcake. And when you throw a bunch of frosting and strawberries on something, it's hard NOT to make it delicious.
Let's face it. Strawberries are different. They rebel against all other fruit by carrying their seeds on the outside and are not actually classified as a true berry. Strawberries are in the rose family and come packed with Vitamin C, fiber, folic acid and potassium. Like apples, strawberries come in many different varieties, but we have grown accustomed to the typical kind from California that we see in the stores. Their strawberries are generally bigger and bred to withstand transportation. Local Washington strawberries are smaller and sweeter, but much more delicate with a shorter shelf life. Interestingly, eating nitrate rich foods like strawberries before exercise can cause you to burn more calories during your workout. Strawberries are also reported to prevent muscle fatigue by increasing blood flow to muscles by 7%. Throw them into your pre-workout smoothie and your body will thank you.
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Adapted from vancouversun.com
· 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (Or, for gluten-free, 1 ½ cups of the following mixture: 1 cup brown rice flour, 1 cup potato or tapioca starch, 1/2 cup almond meal and 1 tsp xanthan gum)
· 1 cup sugar
· 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
· 1 tsp baking soda
· ½ tsp salt
· 1 cup cold coffee, water or coconut milk
· ½ cup canola oil
· 2 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar
· 2 tsp vanilla extract
Frosting (You may want to substitute Cool Whip or another healthier option)
· 1 cup non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening
· 3 cups powdered sugar
· 1 tsp vanilla extract
· 2-5 tbsp soy, almond or rice milk
· 1 ½ cups hulled and sliced fresh strawberries
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners (makes 14 cupcakes). In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together coffee, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk until just combined. Do not over mix.
Fill the cupcake liners about three-quarters full with batter. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a few crumbs clinging to it. Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting.
To make the frosting: Using a handheld or stand mixer, beat the shortening until smooth. With the mixer running on low, add powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon nondairy milk at a time, as needed, until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency. You may not need to use all of the nondairy milk. Beat on high for 2 more minutes until light and fluffy.
Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, slice off the top 1/3 of each cupcake and slather with frosting and sliced strawberries. Place the top of the cupcake back on top and add an additional bit of frosting and sliced strawberries. Dust with powdered sugar.
The Sounders U-23 earned another three points on Sunday in a 1-0 victory against Fraser Valley Mariners FC that saw them win the PDL Northwest Division's regular season Championship.
Sophomore transfer Darwin Jones scored the lone goal 25 seconds into the 2nd half and the Sounders were able to hold onto the win; Jones also had three of the team's 20 shots. Red-shirt junior Michael Uyehara played the full 90 and helped with the shutout in the back line and also took one shot in the match.
The Sounders U-23 have one remaining match on July 11 against North Sound SeaWolves FC, but have already clinched the top spot with 33 points from 15 games.
On July 14th, the Sounders will host a playoff match against the 4th seed Washington Crossfire; the second-place Kitsap Pumas will host the third-place Portland Timbers U-23. The winners of these games will head to the Western Conference Final Four.
In addition to the playoffs, the win ensures that the Sounders U-23 will represent the NW Division in the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Tukwila, WA - All current UW student-athletes playing for the Seattle Sounders Women were in the starting 11 in a 5-0 victory against VIctoria Highlanders FC on Friday.
In the final regular-season, sold-out home game for the Sounders, incoming juniors Lindsay Elston, Annie Sittauer and Allie Beahan all recorded shots in the game (1, 2, and 3, respectively). Red-shirt freshman Megan Kufeld played all 90 minutes in goal, recording seven saves and earning the shutout.
Former Husky Veronica Perez had two goals in the game, bringing her goal total up to 11 goals in the regular season (14 for the entire year), good for second-most goals in the W-League. She scored both goals in the second half, making case for W-League MVP.
The Sounders Women currently sit in second place in the Western Conference with 25 points. The team will travel to California for a Wednesday match-up against Santa Clarita, a Friday game on Los Angeles, and then a game against current first-place Pali Blues on Sunday to wrap up the regular season before post-season play.
Also, check out this feature story on Veronica Perez and the magic behind her playing career.
The Sounders U-23 and Timbers U-23s have both clinched a playoff berth in the Premier Development League's Northwest Division with their wins Friday.
The Sounders U-23 defeated the Kitsap Pumas 2-1 Friday night in a dramatic finish, overcoming a 1-0 deficit and scoring two goals in the last 3 minutes of the match. DeAndrew Yedlin tied the game in the 87th minute and an own goal from Pumas defender Steve Mohn in the 88th put the game away for the Sounders U-23.
Husky junior Michael Uyehara played the full 90 minutes for the Sounders and fellow teammate and sophomore transfer Darwin Jones had two shots in the game.
Currently on a four-game winning streak, the Sounders U-23 found themselves atop the PDL northwest division standings with 30 points, dropping previous first-place Kitsap Pumas in a tie for second with the Timbers. The Sounders U-23's can guarantee a first place finish in the division with wins in its last two matches. They will face last place Fraser Valley Mariners on Sunday afternoon and then finish the regular season with a match-up against the North Sound SeaWolves; both matches will be at home at Franklin Pierce High School.
Meanwhile in Camas, Wash., the Portland Timbers U-23s beat the Washington Crossfire 1-0 to guarantee them a spot in the PDL Northwest Division playoffs. Mark Sherrod had the lone goal to extend the Timbers U-23s' unbeaten streak to four matches.
Portland and UW goalkeeper Spencer Richey recorded his third shutout to guide the team to their fourth win in six games, tallying two saves, including a magnificent one in the 17th minute, tipping an open look by Crossfire defender Jordan Burt from inside the box over the crossbar. For the Crossfire, seniors Ben Fisk and Nathan Sackeyfio played the full 90, each having a shot in the game.
The Timbers and Kitsap Pumas will battle out for second place in the division (both are currently tied) on Sunday at Hare Field in Hillsboro, OR at 6 p.m. They will then finish the regular season at Redmond for another match with the Crossfire on Wednesday, June 11.
TAMPA, Fla. - The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week 8 of the 2012 season today, honoring Seattle Sounders Women midfielder (and former Husky) Veronica Perez as Player of the Week after she recorded her second hat-trick of the season Sunday in a 4-1 victory at the Colorado Rush. The standout performance by Perez came at a crucial time for the Sounders Women, who pulled six points ahead of the Rush in the race for the second Western Conference playoff spot.
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