Green River vs Green River – A Battle for the Top Spot

Check out the entire game on video!  Green River #1 in Black, Green River #2 in Green.

Green River Team 1 opened the scoring with Luuk Van Kessel scoring a lovely goal into the bottom of the goal. With emotions running high, and with the top spot in sight, GRC team 1 were playing the ball around with ease. Green River Team 2 could not handle the attack and were hard done by with their own defense, something they can and will work on. Shad, Gustavo, Ivar and Mustafa all scored for Green River Team one equalling 10 goals for GRC 1, with GRC 2 scoring goals from, Kazu, Ali and Riki. Green River Team 1 were very much on their A game, Green River 2 must practise together for when (hopefully) they play against eachother again. A huge mention to Sam Vlah, who made massive saves and gave a 10/10 performance.

Team 1

  • Ivar Stubbard (2)
  • Mustafa Alqaysi (2)
  • Luuk van Kessel (1)
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Dylan Roozendaal
  • Shad Loa (4)
  • Koonwah Liu
  • Gustavo Martinez (1)

Team 2

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

 

 

First Half

 

Second Half

Green River Teams Outplay Their Opponents 

Green River  Team #1 played Los Atticos.  From the start, the match was very one sided, with Green River were dominating.  They did not let go of their lead at any time during the game. Shad once again scored his very own hat trick, with Ivar delivering 5 lovely goals of his own.  Luuk (2 goals) and Mustafa (1 goal) also contributed to the total.

The first half and second half were both painful for Los Atticos as GRC did not let up.  Even our own goalkeeper joined in, running up the pitch to score 2 goals for his own record! (Thank you Dylan)

  • Ivar Stubbard (5)
  • Mustafa Alqaysi (1)
  • Luuk van Kessel (2)
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Dylan Roozendaal (2)
  • Shad Loa (3)
  • Koonwah Liu
  • Gustavo Martinez

 

Green River Team #2 played against Xelaju,

Green River #2 were second in the league, meaning that a win against league leaders would put our very own Gator Nation at the top of the Starfire league! The match was difficult from the get go, with both teams vying for a quality possession in order to score.  Alas, Xelaju scored 3 goals in succession much to the dismay of the fans of GRC. Thankfully, Green River #2 picked themselves up after the shocking start with Riki and Bonus combining to level the playing field.

Second Half.

The second half was also 50/50, no one knew which team was going to win.  Through great passing play and an even better defense, Riki, Mohammed and Kazu all scored to win the game with a final score of 9 goals to 7.

An amazing feat of pure football skills, Green River Teams #1 and #2 are now in the top 2 positions in the league. The next game will be Green River #1 vs. Green River #2. I hope you will join this match for it will determine the league leader!

  • Shun Oguma
  • Thanakrit (Bonus) Inkhaw (1)
  • Phat Xuan Luong (1)
  • Kazu Akata (1)
  • Riki Shinei (5)
  • Hiroya Tomura
  • Sieu (Steven) To
  • Mohammed Abouamer (1)
  • Sam Vlah

Green River Fustal, A Win & A Loss

Green River Team #1 started off against the league leaders, Xelaju, a hard match before it even started.  The opponent was already up 2-0 in the first 10 minutes.  Team #1 was not able to gather defensively quick enough to stop Xelaju and suffered a few goals before the half ended.  Thankfully, Shad and Ivar managed to grab a few goals themselves to lift the team’s spirits as the 2nd half loomed.

Second half

Attacking from the get go, Luuk, Shad and Ivar once again scored some spectacular goals to catch up to the league leaders.  This was a good response with the only intention of winning. Unfortunately, Green River became lax and failed to keep focus. Resulting in a 12-8 loss to Xelaju .

  • Ivar Stubbard (3)
  • Mustafa Alqaysi
  • Luuk van Kessel (1)
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Dylan Roozendaal
  • Shad Loa (4)
  • Koonwah Liu
  • Kyle Marx

Green River Team #2 were up against a new opponent too, this one named Seattle Fiji FC.  The first half was well played and calm, with Green River pretty much dominating possession with no real need to defend. Scoring was opened by Mohammed and Riki. The half ended at 3-1 to Green River #2.
Second half
Green River seemed to get better through their halftime break. With a few words of advice, Riki, Phat and Bonus ran rampant through the Seattle Fiji FC defense.  With our outstanding keeper making quality saves, it is no wonder the match ended at 8-5 to Green River. Nothing much to say except that they should be even more ready for next weeks game against Xelaju.

  • Shun Oguma
  • Thanakrit (Bonus) Inkhaw (1)
  • Phat Xuan Luong  (1)
  • Kazu Akata
  • Riki Shinei (5)
  • Hiroya Tomura
  • Sieu (Steven) To
  • Mohammed Abouamer (1)
  • Sam Vlah

Another round of indoor soccer

 

On Jan. 28th,  Team #1 played a team called Seattle Fiji FC, which was lower down on the league table.  Green River #1 dominated pretty much from the get go. Shad, Mustafa and Ivar all made goal scoring headlines in this match. The team looked much more ready this time, playing well together now and looking more solid in the defensive areas of the game. The attacking play was near perfect, with 5 goals by Ivar as well as Shad and Mustafa both scoring twice.  The team seemed to happily shoot goal after goal. There was one own goal on the opponents part, increasing the scoring line to 10 goals.  Green River won the match easily.
Team 1 squad

  • Ivar Stubbard (5)
  • Mustafa Alqaysi (2)
  • Luuk van Kessel
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Dylan Roozendaal
  • Shad Loa (2)
  • Koonwah Liu
  • Guangpeng Wu
  • Kyle Marx
  • Gustavo Marquez
  • And also, one own goal

 

Team 2 were up against the league leaders, FC Huracanes, who prevailed against Green River Team 1 last week.  Where the Team #1 Gators failed to beat them; Team #2 Gators came back stronger this time, winning the match in style. Riki with an astonishing 6 goals, and Kazu, Mohammed, Bonus and Phat also scoring in a game that ended only good for Green River soccer. The attacking play was awesome, but it was the defense that saved the day.  Shun and Hiroya combined with the new permanent goalkeeper for the winter season (Sam Vlah) to make sure that the goals were kept down to seven for a 12-7 to GRC victory.

  • Shun Oguma
  • Thanakrit (Bonus) Inkhaw (1)
  • Phat Xuan Luong – (1)
  • Kazu Akata (2)
  • Riki Shinei (6)
  • Hiroya Tomura
  • Sieu (Steven) To
  • Mohammed Abouamer (2)
  • Sam Vlah

Team 1 kicked off against the league leaders, FC Huracanes, being 3rd themselves in the league. This was going to be a hard fought match, and it was. Green River seemed to have the start under control with the addition of 2 goals, one from Shad and then Luuk. The opponent had no problem scoring 2 back and then a third and fourth leaving it at 4-2 at half time.

Second half.

The second half started and the match was still unpredictable.  No one knew which side would win, and with Green River catching up to 5-4, it seemed that the match could possibly end in a draw. The experience of being the league leaders and the number of players on their team, FC Huracanes managed to scrape together a win against Green River, winning by 8-6.  They certainly were lucky to get the win from an interesting match.

Team 1 squad

  • Ivar Stubbard
  • Mustafa Alqaysi
  • Luuk van Kessel (1)
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Dylan Roozendaal
  • Shad Loa (3)
  • Koonwah Liu (2)
  • Guangpeng Wu
  • Kyle Marx
  • Gustavo Marquez

Team 2’s match saw them playing against a team, Los Atticos, that was lower in the league standings. This counted for nothing as Green River Team 2 pretty much controlled the whole match with a few small scares here and there. Oh, and also one wonder goal that wasn’t counted! Lame.

Team 2 saw energy and attack, with no need to focus on defence because of our possession.  Riki, Bonus and Kazu all put their names on the scoresheet.  Riki with 5 goals in one match!  The score at halftime was 3-1 to the Gators, with the full time score at 7-5 to Green River! Moving them up the table promptly.

  • Omar Suliman
  • Ali Suliman
  • Shun Oguma
  • Thanakrit (Bonus) Inkhaw (1)
  • Phat Xuan Luong – frickin’ amazing uncounted goal.
  • Kazu Akata (1)
  • Riki Shinei (5)
  • Hiroya Tomura
  • Sieu (Steven) To
  • Mohammed   Abouamer
  • Sam Ahah

Green River College – Futsal Game

One win, one loss

Green river teams 1 & 2 were ready for their next match, both coming off from two good wins in their previous matches.

Team 1 came under heavy pressure at the start, their attack made them very aggressive into our back lines, leaving wide gaps for them to pass through. Green River started to gain territory back,  Shad scoring first with a lovely finish into the net, with Luuk and Kyle following behind in goal scoring. The half came to an end and 5 minutes of time was given to the players to rest.

Second half.

With more goals than the opponent, Green River looked like they had the match in their hands. Ivar and Koonwah now joining the goal scoring. The other team tried to match and put more pressure on the GRC team, but could not quite catch up, due to the quickness of the Green River team. The match ended at 9-6 to GRC.

Team 1 squad

  • Ivar Stubbard (1)
  • Mustafa Alqaysi
  • Luuk van Kessel (2)
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Dylan Roozendaal
  • Shad Loa (2)
  • Koonwah Liu (2)
  • Guangpeng Wu
  • Kyle Marx (2)
  • Gustavo Marquez

Team 2 had an explosive start, with Omar, Riki, Mohammed, and Phat all scoring goals in the first half.  The opponent caught up however, and the half ended at a bittersweet score of 5-3. The half time was 5 minutes and the players re-grouped and figured out new strategies.

Second half.

Bonus, Steven and Riki scored making the score 10-6 to the opponent in the first part of the second half. Green River 2  were still waiting for their permanent goalkeeper and so, suffered the loss of one, the match ended at 11-10 to the opponent.

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

Green River start off the winter quarter in winning style

Green River Soccer Winter16

Both Green River teams enjoying their season opening wins

Both Green River teams started their winter season with a hard attitude.
Team 1…
were dominating from the start, a stylish backheel goal from Ivar, and an interesting couple runs from Dylan Roozendaal ensured that the first half belonged to Green River. The opponent did make a couple runs into the GRC defence with the success of one goal, leaving the first half at 4-1.
Half time
Second half became intense, with lack of fitness and not enough subs the opponent managed to catch up quickly, but Green River kept scoring more than the opponent could handle and the match ended at 7-6 to the Gators
Team 1 squad

  • Ivar Stubbard (1)
  • Mustafa Alqaysi
  • Luuk van Kessel (2)
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Dylan Roozendaal (1)
  • Shad Loa (3)
  • Koonwah Liu
  • Guangpeng Wu
  • Kyle Marx

Team 2
Under pressure from the start; this match was going to be interesting from the beginning. The defence was struggling to cope with the opposing team’s attacking runs and conceded a few goals, leaving the first half at 4-3 to the opponent.  Thankfully Riki kept Green River close to the opponents.
Half time
The second half started well for Green River with Phat and Kazu putting themselves on the score list, by the end of the match Green River started to dominate, an amazing match with goals coming from both teams one after the other. The game ending at 7-6 to the Gators.

Team 2 Squad

  • Omar Suliman
  • Ali Suliman
  • Shun Oguma
  • Thanakrit (Bonus) Inkhaw
  • Phat Xuan Luong (1)
  • Kazu Akata (2)
  • Riki Shinei (4)
  • Hiroya Tomura
  • Sieu (Steven) To

Green River 1 vs. Green River 2 (Round 8) 

Green River team 1 vs Green River team 2 played against each other again in the league; a Green River Derby that was filled with success and mistakes.
Kickoff at 6:25pm and the match started off with Green River 2’s pressing up against the 1’s. Quick defensive tactics from GR1 (Green River 1) ensured a strong defensive front against GR2’s (Green River 2). The first goal came from a quick attack by GR1, countering the efforts of the opposite team. Abu scored with an across-the-goal shot and another from Shad to set the score line at 2-0. GR2 were able to handle the pressure after this and kept GR1 at bay.
The second half kicked off with another goal from GR1 from the efforts of Hayate’s lovely header into the right side of the goal. GR2 replied with 2 goals of their own from mistakes at the back from the GR1 side. From both Hedaya and Saimon; Saimon with a lovely header to leave the goalkeeper standing still. 3-2 to GR1. GR2 couldn’t keep another goal from happening and conceded to Shad; a lovely run through the middle of the defense, with a low shot into the bottom right of the net. Final score. 4-2.

Green River 1 squad.

  • Shad Loa (2)
  • Mustafa Alqaysi
  • Omar Suliman
  • Rushil Sharma
  • Shun Oguma
  • Antonio Fernandez
  • Hayate Abiko (1)
  • Gouresh Kamble
  • Abu Bilal (1)

Green River 2 squad.

  • Abd El Gawad Gasser
  • Nemat Ayaz
  • Hedaya Qaderi (1)
  • Henry Lu
  • Saimon Woldu (1)
  • Omar Kandil
  • Wahid Wahidullah
  • Deniz Manisali

Green River Rec Team vs University of Puget Sound Co-ed Rec Team

Green river played against the University of Puget Sound  rec team in the fall quarter’s last friendly.
Rain and wind greeted the Green River players and fans for the Saturday afternoon friendly. Travelling from Auburn to Tacoma; the Green River team played with pace and strength in the face of a well-organised  University of Puget Sound club team. The match was to showcase the height of Green River Men’s soccer team since what seems to be the longest of times. Fans from Green River cheered the team on with cold voices, hot chocolate was offered at half-time giving a temporary relief from the Washington weather. The match ended at 1-2, although the intensity was on a high, the friendly match continued to be friendly even after the game with the hope of a return leg in the future.

The 23 players

GSSL 11v11 Team

  • Dylan Roozendaal
  • Ramon Peekel
  • Sean Aye
  • Kazu Akata
  • Luuk Van Kessel
  • Qasim Alqasim
  • Mohamed Abouamer
  • Riki Shinei
  • Mohamed Ere
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • A.J. Janiyazov

Starfire #1

  • Rushil Sharma
  • Shun Oguma
  • Schad Loa
  • Omar Suliman
  • Hayate Abiko
  • Hendrik Armack
  • Abu Bilal
  • Gouresh Kamble

Starfire #2

  • Saimon Woldu
  • Hedayat Qaderi
  • Gasser Abd El Gawad
  • Wahid Wahidullah

Starfire teams 1 & 2 (round 7) 

Green river team 1 

After some weeks of horrid weather, and a friendly against the University of Puget Sound club team, the regular league returned with GRC team 1 against AC Milan. After what seemed like a bad start (Milan scoring 2 goals) Green River managed to pick their heads up and score 2 goals resulting from Shad. Milan scoring once more before the end of the half.

Half time.
Second half and GRC team 1 started to look promising, creating chances and pressing the opponent. To the dismay of the Green River team, AC Milan scored again before the game could finish leaving the score line at 6-3 to AC Milan.

  • Shad Loa
  • Mustafa Alqaysi
  • Omar Suliman
  • Rushil Sharma
  • Shun Oguma
  • Antonio Fernandez
  • Hendrik Armack
  • Hayate Abiko
  • Gouresh Kamble

Green river Starfire team 2 

Played against FC Kohinoor, starting off the same ways as team 1; team 2 suffered defensive failure and conceded 2 goals early on in the game, however just before half-time, the players took to good opportunity and scored 3 goals and one other after half time. Due to lack of players, Green River team 2 fell short this time. Losing 6-4 to FC Kohinoor.