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Sounders Women-Tide doubleheader today

Amid all the excitement of this morning's Women's World Cup final, let's not forget some live local soccer going on today in University Place:

1 p.m. Sunday: Sounders Women vs. Colorado Force, Curtis High School.

4 p.m. Sunday: Tacoma Tide vs. Port Vale FC, Curtis High School.

Here's a release from the club:

Tacoma Tide FC host the Valiants of Port Vale FC today at 4 PM at Curtis High School in an international friendly. Tickets are available at the gate for $10 (adults) and $5 (youth). In the first half of “South Sound Soccer Sunday” the Sounders Women host the Colorado Force at the same venue at 1 PM. Tickets for the Sounders are also $10/$5. Fans can attend both matches for a special combo price of $15/$10.

On Saturday the Tide hosted the coaching staff of Port Vale at the Washington Premier FC complex in Puyallup. In a clinic sponsored by the Tacoma Pierce County Junior Soccer Association, head Port Vale coach Micky Adams and his crew joined with Tide head coach Gerry Gray in a simulated practice session and chalk talk. Washington Premier FC provided players for the event.

“I really enjoyed the moment,” said Tacoma Tide FC assistant coach Mike Jennings. “It was great to get tips from the Port Vale people, and to see the coaches and kids listening so closely to what they had to offer.”

The clinic included player warm-ups, planning practice routines, a scrimmage, and ended with both head coaches giving clues about how they might approach this afternoon's match.

Photos from the clinic are now online at the Tide Facebook page at

Today's Tide – Port Vale match is scheduled to have twitter updates at