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Tide sticking with traditional yellow kits for 2011

Tacoma club also announces drive to recruit sponsors, pre-season match schedule

Tacoma WA — Tacoma Tide FC have selected adidas as their uniform maker for the 2011 USL Premier Development League season. Tacoma will wear the adidas Tiro II in their traditional home “Yellow,” with an alternate / away “Royal” (blue).

The kits will be supplied from a new Tide FC partner, Soccer City. Soccer City will soon have Tide jerseys and other gear available from their website store

“It's great to be working with Soccer City to get our new kits,” said Tide General Manager John Callaway. “We envision having a quality relationship with them that will benefit our fans and give them plenty of online choices in Tacoma Tide FC gear at”

The Tide debuted in Tacoma back in 2006 with eye-catching bright yellow jerseys. Since then fans have lovingly referred to their club as “The Yellows.” One of the very first fan made signs at a Tide match was a simple “Go Yellow!” banner.

Tide looking to build partnerships for 2011 and beyond

Tacoma Tide FC have moved to Stadium Bowl in Tacoma proper so they can be nearer their main fan base, and can thus better partner with South Sound businesses in growing in 2011 and the years ahead.

Right now General Manager John Callaway is in discussions with businesses who are interested in tapping into the Tide experience and the overall buzz and growth of soccer in our region.

There are multiple partner / sponsor levels, from the honor and exposure of being the Tide “Title Sponsor” and having the benefit of center, front placement on the new adidas uniforms...all the way to beginning partnerships for small businesses with big dreams and plenty of community spirit.

Contact John Callaway at to visit about the opportunities you can have supporting and profiting from Tacoma semi-pro soccer!

Tide to play Zags, Saints, Huskies in pre-season scrimmages

As they prepare for the May 13, 2011 home kick off at Stadium Bowl against the North Sound SeaWolves the Tide will take on three successful university programs from around the state. First up on Saturday April 16 at 2 PM at Stadium Bowl the Tide will host the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Admission for the match is $5 for adults and $2 for youth/students.

On Sunday April 17 Tacoma will travel down I-5 to Lacey and play the Saint Martin's Saints at 2 PM at SMU Field.

The final pre-season match scheduled to date is a Friday April 29 contest against the Washington Huskies at 8 PM at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA.

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