Tacoma Stars (2003–)

The Tacoma Stars are an American indoor soccer team founded in 2003 as a member of the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier). The team is named after the Tacoma Stars that played in the original Major Indoor Soccer League from 1983-1992. The Stars won two PASL-Premier Championships (Summer 2004 & Winter 2009-2010).[1]

Tacoma Stars
Founded2003 (2003)
StadiumShoWare Center,
Kent, Washington
Capacity6,500
ChairmanLane Smith
CoachNick Perera
LeagueMajor Arena Soccer League
2018–192nd, Pacific Division
Playoffs: Division Final
WebsiteClub website

The Stars made the transition to professional status and joined the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) for the 2010-11 season. In 2012–13 season, the head coach was Joe Waters as the team moved into the new Pacific Sports Center.[2]

The Stars went on hiatus on August 23, 2013. An amateur version of the club participated in the Premier Arena Soccer League as the Tacoma Galaxy in the 2013-14 season.[3] On January 10, 2014, the Pacific Sports Center was placed into receivership, putting the future of the facility and the franchise in question.[4]

In June 2014, it was announced that the Tacoma Stars would return to play in the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) at the Tacoma Soccer Center.

In January 2015, team owner Lane Smith acquired the assets of the failed Seattle Impact of the Major Arena Soccer League and announced that the Stars would complete the Impact's 2014–15 season at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington, while completing their WISL obligations.[5][6][7][8]

Year-by-year

YearLeagueRecordGFGAFinishPlayoffsAvg. Attendance
2009–10PASL-Premier6–1–150251st, NorthwestWon ChampionshipN/A
2010–11PASL10–61101042nd, WesternLost Quarterfinal331
2011–12PASL3-13921505th, WesternDid Not Qualify242
2012–13PASL8-71161363rd, PacificDid Not Qualify314
2013–14PASL-Premier6–0–255331st, NorthwestEliminated Pool PlayN/A
2014–15WISL8–067251st, WISLWon ChampionshipTBD
2014–151MASL4–161202155th, PacificDid Not Qualify1,038
2015–162 MASL 13–7 116 109 3rd, Pacific Lost first round 2,475
2016–17 MASL 10-10 114 120 3rd, Pacific Did Not Qualify 2,894
2017-18 MASL 11-11 134 134 2nd, Pacific Lost in Divisional Final 2,635

1 Completing last 7 games of 20-game season after taking over for the Seattle Impact.

2 First full season competing in MASL.

MASL Playoffs

YearWonLostGFGAAvg. Attendance
2011 0 1 6 9 NHG
2016 0 2 10 19 2,036
2018 1 2 10 17 2,386

Personnel

Active players

As of 26 November 2019.[9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
DF Alex Caceres
1 GK Mike Arguello
2 DF Chase Hanson
3 DF Cory Keitz
4 MF Troy Peterson
8 MF Philip Lund
9 FW Derek Johnson
14 FW Vince McCluskey
19 FW Dan Antoniuk
No. Position Player
21 DF Adam West
22 MF Sam Zisette
23 MF Raphael Cox
24 GK Danny Waltman
25 MF Michael Ramos
27 MF Lamar Neagle
77 FW Alex Megson

Inactive players

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Diego Salas
No. Position Player
Douglas Lima

Arena

References

  1. "Tacoma Stars are PASL-Premier Winter Champions". www.arenaleague.com. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  2. "New sports center set to open this Spring". Tacoma Weekly. Tacoma, WA. December 22, 2011. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  3. "Tacoma Galaxy to play in regional indoor league as Stars go on hiatus". GoalWA.net. August 23, 2013. Archived from the original on January 26, 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  4. "Public records show Pacific Sports Center is in receivership, could be shuttered". GoalWA.net. January 21, 2014. Archived from the original on January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  5. Weinstein, Arthur (January 13, 2015). "New Seattle soccer team could take over for another, concluding bizarre saga". Sporting News. Charlotte, NC: Perform Media. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  6. Baker, Geoff (January 14, 2015). "Tacoma Stars buy rights to return to the highest level of professional indoor soccer". The Seattle Times. Seattle, WA: The Seattle Times Company. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  7. "Tacoma Stars return to professional ranks in MASL at ShoWare Center this Friday". Major Arena Soccer League. January 15, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  8. Ruiz, Don (January 15, 2015). "Tacoma Stars replace Seattle Impact in top-tier MASL". The News Tribune. Tacoma, WA: McClatchy. Archived from the original on January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2015.


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