Summer 2017 Soccer Highlights

So the Green River recreational soccer team had a pretty successful summer.  We played some friendlies against the South Puget Sound Community College men’s team, and won.  We also finished the Starfire 8v8 Men’s Outdoor league as undefeated champions.

Check out some of the highlights below:


Highlights from the last few quarters

Sorry we’ve been quiet, I hope these highlights will help you remember how much fun Green River soccer can be!  We’ve been playing games each week, but we need someone to take videos and photos for us.  Do you want to?!

In any case, hope to post more updates soon!

7 Weeks Into The Season, Green River Teams Dominant

As they near the final quarter of the season, both Green River indoor teams are at or near the top of the table.  The Green River Gators have been dominant with their only blemish a draw against Green River FC.  And after a rough first two games, Green River FC found their footing by playing 5 fantastic matches.  With only 2 more games before the playoffs, both teams have a chance to play in the semifinals, where the top 2 teams play the Men’s C North top 2 teams.


Below you’ll see some photos from last week’s games.

Green River Soccer Returns to Indoor Soccer Starfire

The Green River recreational soccer program has returned to the indoor men’s leagues at Starfire Sports for winter 2017.  This quarter, we have 2 teams in the same league: Green River FC & Green River Gators.  Their games are Thursday evenings, and last week they played each other in a Green River derby.  The game was full of great plays, incredible scoring and an unbelievable outcome.  You’ll have to watch the videos below to see how it turned out.

1st Half

2nd Half


Yup…a 13 – 13 tie after a furious comeback with less than 2 minutes left!  Green River College has some amazing soccer players!

Photos of the action can be seen below:

Green River FC – Summer 2016, Game #2

The Green River FC summer team is playing in the Starfire Men’s 8v8 outdoor league.  The first game was a friendly, which was a great chance for the team to get to know each other.  The second game is when the results really counted.  Thankfully, the team played well and won, 4 – 2.  They played a team called “For The Lads”.  Check out the video below!

Green River Titans vs. Halo FC

Green River Titans vs. Halo FC 
3-3, this is how the match ended for the monday Green River team, it was frought with bad decisions from both teams and the referee. This however should never totally influence the game and so, Green river titans were tasked with playing, not shouting. Abu Bilal, an international student from Tanzania scored what could be already Green Rivers best goal yet. The team was good and attacked and defended well, one area of concern is physicallity. GRC need a lesson or two on how to make personal space no longer an issue and defend right up against the opposition player. The match ended at 3-3 with Shad scoring two beautiful goals. 

Team squad for this game: 

  • Qasim Alqasim 
  • Sam Vlah 
  • Kazu Akata 
  • Bonus Inkhaw 
  • Shad Loa (2) 
  • Phat Luong 
  • Agustin Leon 
  • Abu Bilal (1 ibrahimovic goal)  
  • Koonwah Liu 
  • Will Nguyen 
  • Godwin Igwe 
  • Mattar Bilal 
  • Mohammed Abouamer 
  • Don Almutawa 

Green river (Monday team) vs. QuoteWizard FC

New season, new team but same winning style.

Green River started off the match very strong, maybe because they won a championship last quarter at Starfire? Anyhow, the first goal came from Abu in the first half, a lovely pass on from Kazu enabled Abu to slot the shot into the lower right hand corner of the goal net. Not one single team member of the opposite side could comprehend our attack and defence, our goalkeeper Sam Vlah had very little to do in the match, but commanded the team to a 4-0 victory with Shad scoring and Bonus with a double. Can anyone stop this team from winning yet another tournament? (The team roster will be up soon!)  

Goal scorers: 

  • Shad Loa (1 goal)
  • Bonus (2 goals)
  • Abu Bakar (1 goal) 

Green River Semi-Finals

Team 1 

Team 1 entered the match prepared, with the sight on the final just there, Team 1 could not help themselves but score 5 goals in the first half. Ivar and Shad both scoring beautiful consequtive goals for Green River.  The first half ended with the green river team on top of the opposite team (Xelaju) in most ways. 

Second half

The second half started with a surprising twist, Xelaju took it upon themselves to attack a lazy Green River team, 6-5 to Xelaju. Green River were shell shocked, but, through wit and a wake up call, Shad, Ivar and mustafa with a lovely half volley, secured Team 1 Green River with a place in the finals. 10-7 to Green River team 1. 

  • Ivar Stubbard (5)
  • Mustafa Alqaysi (1)
  • Luuk van Kessel
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Dylan Roozendaal 
  • Shad Loa (4)
  • Koonwah Liu 
  • Gustavo Martinez 

Team 2 started off their match on the backfoot, the whole first half saw GRCFC 2’s not cope well with the physical pressure placed upon them from the opposite team. It looked as if the match was done, but fast forward to the second half and GRCFC team 2 did wonders and scored goal after goal to come back in an awesome comeback. Sadly, via the golden goal rule in extra time, Green River team 2 lost the match, some scary calls from the referee did not help either. Riki, Bonus and Kazu scoring goals this match with precision. 

  • Omar Suliman
  • Shun Oguma
  • Thanakrit (Bonus) Inkhaw (3)
  • Phat Xuan Luong 
  • Kazu Akata (1) 
  • Riki Shinei (2)
  • Hiroya Tomura
  • Sieu (Steven) To 
  • Mohammed Abouamer 
  • Sam Vlah