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Blues to Visit Rush and Rapids
Will play Rush for first time, play second leg versus Rapids
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 13, 2013) – The Pali Blues will travel to Denver, Colo. for a pair of matches against the Rush and Rapids. The Blues will first take on the Rush on Friday, June 14, and finish off the weekend against the Rapids on Sunday, June 16.
Blues Play Seattle to Scoreless draw
Blues will next travel to Colorado
Pacific Palisades, Calif. – The Pali Blues and Seattle Sounders played to a scoreless draw on Sunday, June 9, despite both teams having good chances to score on. The Sounders remain in first place, while the Blues stay a close second in the Western Conference.
Pali Ready to Take on Seattle
Sunday's match could see Blues back in first place
Los Angeles, Calif. – The Pali Blues (3-1-0) will take on the Seattle Sounders (3-0-1) on Sunday, June 9, at 3 p.m. PT as the race towards the playoffs heats up. The Blues could take first place with a win, but Seattle won’t give up three points so easily.
Blues Defeat Colorado Rapids 4-0
Doniak, Freyer score two each
Eagle Rock, Calif. (June 6, 2012) – The Pali Blues (3-1-0) defeated the Colorado Rapids (1-1-0) on Thursday night by a score of 4-0. The win bumps the Blues back up to the first place spot in the Western Conference, which they were temporarily knocked off by the Seattle Sounders.
Pali to Host Colorado Rapids
Blues coming off strong weekend, Rapids looking for first win
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 5, 2013) – The Pali Blues (2-1-0) will host the Colorado Rapids (0-1-0) on Thursday night at Occidental College at 7:30 p.m. PT. The match will be just the second of the season for the Rapids, who opened the season with a 3-2 loss against the Colorado Rush.
Blues Take Six Points on the Road
Claim first place on Western Conference table
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 3, 2013) – The Pali Blues (2-1-0) returned to action with two road games over the weekend taking on the Bay Area Breeze (1-1-1) on Friday, May 31, and the Santa Clarita Blue Heat (1-2-0) on Sunday, June 2. The Blues defeated the Breeze 4-0, and finished the weekend off with a 6-1 victory over the Blue Heat. With the two victories, the Blues take sole possession of first place in the Western Conference.
Blues Set to Travel to Bay Area
Will take on expansion team Bay Area Breeze for first time
Los Angeles, Calif. (May 30, 2013) – The Pali Blues (0-1) will return to action since the season-opening loss when they take on the newest Western Conference team, the Bay Area Breeze (1-0), at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, Calif. on Friday, May 31st.
Pali Drops Season-Opener to Strikers
Bell, Walker score one each for LA
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (May 18, 2013) - The Pali Blues dropped the 2013 W-League season-opener to the LA Strikers on Saturday, May 18. Jamie Bell and Leandra Walker scored on goal each to start the Strikers with three points.
Pali Blues Set to Begin 2013 W-League Season
Naimo "cautiously optimistic" about first match against LA Strikers FC
Los Angeles, Calif. (May 17, 2013) – The Pali Blues are set to begin the 2013 W-League season against the LA Strikers at 7 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 18, at Palisades High School. Head coach Charlie Naimo and goalkeeper Anna Picarelli discussed about the team heading into the season-opener.
Pali Blues Announce 2013 Squad
Team features collegiate standouts, national team veterans
Los Angeles, Calif. – The Pali Blues are pleased to announce the full list of players who will compete for the club’s third W-league title. The Blues are set to begin the 2013 season on Saturday, May 18, against the LA Strikers.
Naimo Completes Blues Coaching Staff with Shayon Jalayer
Jalayer excited to join Pali again
Los Angeles, Calif. (May 9, 2013) – The Pali Blues are excited to announce Shayon Jalayer as the newest member of the organization as an assistant coach to head coach Charlie Naimo for the 2013 W-League season. Having previously added former US National Team member Angela Hucles as Naimo’s assistant, Jalayer now completes the coaching staff ahead of the Blues’ season-opening game on Saturday, May 18.
Portuguese Star Edite Fernandes to Join Pali
National team veteran will miss the opening game of the season
Los Angeles, Calif. (May 7, 2013) – The Pali Blues are excited to announce the addition of forward Edite Fernandes of the Portuguese National Team to the squad for the 2013 season. Currently with Portuguese side Valadares Gaia, Fernandes will not be available for the opening game of the season on May 18.
Pali Adds Andrews, Pepperdine's Roxanne Barker
Andrews has sights on W-League Championship
Los Angeles, Calif. (April 22, 2013) – The Pali Blues are pleased to announce the addition of defender Sasha Andrews and goalkeeper Roxanne Barker to the squad ahead of the 2013 W-League Season, which the Blues will begin on May 18 at home against cross-town rival, LA Strikers FC. This will be Andrews’ fourth season playing with the Blues, and Barker’s second.
Pali Signs Goalkeeper Alondra Hernandez
Director of Communications gives up front office position to continue playing career
Los Angeles, Calif. (April 1, 2013) - The Pali Blues announced today that Director of Communications Alondra Hernandez will step down from her current role, but will remain with the organization as a second goalkeeper for the 2013 W-League season. The Blues have also decided that long-time volunteer Silviano Barron will take over the open front office position, filling in for Hernandez.
Angela Hucles Named Pali Blues Assistant Coach
Two-time Olympic gold-medalist 'excited to join staff'
Los Angeles, Calif. (March 27, 2013) - The Pali Blues are proud to announce the addition of former US Women’s National Team midfielder, Angela Hucles, to the organization as the team’s assistant coach. The two-time gold-medalist will bring a wealth of experience at the club and international levels that will prove to be valuable in coaching a young Pali Blues team this year.
Pali Adds UNC’s Satara Murray and Virginia’s Makenzy Doniak
ACC standouts excited for opportunity to play for the Blues
Los Angeles, Calif. (March 8, 2013) – The Pali Blues are pleased to welcome defender Satara Murray, and forward Makenzy Doniak to the team for the 2013 W-League season. Both players come from two of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s best programs in UNC and Virginia, respectively. Murray was one of the best players at the 2012 College Cup final in which she scored and assisted a goal, while Doniak is coming off an impressive first year at Virginia where she finished the season just second in points on the team.
Pali Blues announce Picarelli’s return, add USC standout Ashley Nick
Both aspire to be leaders to college teammates
Los Angeles, Calif. (March 6, 2013) – The Pali Blues are excited to announce that goalkeeper Anna Picarelli will return to the team for the 2013 W-League season. Along with her, the Blues are also thrilled to announce the addition of midfielder Ashley Nick, who was a national champion in 2007 with after she lead the USC Trojans to a College Cup championship.
Blues 2013 Schedule Set
Western Conference welcomes new team, Bay Area Breeze
Los Angeles, Calif. (February 8, 2013) - The W-League recently announced the 2013 schedule, which will feature a total of 145 games for the regular season. Games will begin on Saturday, May 11 with a pair of Eastern Conference match-ups in the Northeast Division. A week later, the Pali Blues will kick off Western Conference action when they host the LA Strikers at Palisades Charter High School’s Stadium by the Sea on May 18.
Blues Announce First Four Players for the 2013 W-League Season
Los Angeles, Calif. (January 31, 2013) - The Pali Blues are excited to announce their first four players for the 2013 W-League season, set to kick off on Saturday, May 18 at home versus the LA Strikers. UCLA Bruins Jenna Richmond, Abby Dahlkemper, plus 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup champions Sarah Killion and Samantha Mewis will play for the Blues just down the road from their school, where they fell just short of an appearance in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament in the fall of 2012.
Naimo Among Ten Selected for 2012 USL Hall of Fame Induction
Three clubs also to be honored
TAMPA, Fla. – Ten men and women who have proven to be highly influential in North American soccer have been chosen for induction into the USL Men’s, Women’s and MISL Hall of Fame wings in 2012. These individuals are being recognized for helping to make USL and the MISL a success through the years because of their tremendous efforts and personal sacrifices made on behalf of the sport of soccer in North America. Additionally, three USL clubs are being honored as 10+ Clubs after having completed 10 years in the PDL.
Blues Lose Heartbreaker to Ottawa
Championship decided by penalty kicks
OTTAWA, ON - The Ottawa Fury gave up a second-minute goal on Sunday afternoon and then spent all of 88 minutes searching for the equalizer in the 2012 W-League Championship presented by Umbro.
2012 W-League Honors Announced
Winners announced at Media & Awards Banquet in Ottawa
OTTAWA, Ont. – The W-League announced its 2012 regular season honors today, naming the Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Coach of the Year at today’s Media & Awards Banquet at the 2012 W-League Championship presented by Umbro in Ottawa, Ontario. Voting was conducted by W-League coaches and general managers.
Blues Advance to W-League Championship Match
Liz Bogus scores brace against Quebec, Blues will face Ottawa in final
Ottawa, Ont. (July 27, 2012) – The Pali Blues defeated Quebec City Amiral 2-0 in the first semifinal of the W-League Championship on Friday, and will advance to the final on Sunday at the Algonquin College Soccer Complex. Forward Liz Bogus scored the first goal after 31 minutes, and then secured a spot in the final match with a second goal in the 77th minute.
2012 W-League All-League Team Named
Pali Blues lead the way with four selections
TAMPA, Fla. – The W-League today announced its 2012 All-League Team, featuring five players headed to this weekend’s W-League Championship Presented by Umbro in Ottawa, Ontario. The 2012 W-League All-League Team was selected through a vote of team management.
2012 W-League All-Conference Teams Named
Picarelli, Andrews, Pao, Huffman, and WIlliams represent Pali in Western Conference Team
TAMPA, Fla. – The W-League announced its 2012 All-Conference teams today, honoring the standout players who led their teams during the league’s 18th regular season. The W-League All-Conference Teams, selected through a vote of team management, feature some of the top young women’s soccer talent in the world.
Pali Blues Win Western Conference Championship 1-0 Against Seattle
Blues headed to Ottawa for semi-finals on July 27
Fullerton, Calif. (July 22, 2012) - The Pali Blues took on the Seattle Sounders on Sunday at Cal State Fullerton can came out on top to win the Western Conference Championship along with a spot in the semi-finals in Ottawa, Ontario. The three other teams to make the semifinals were DC United, Ottawa Fury, and Quebec City Amiral. The four teams will come together in Ottawa, Ontario to play two semi-final matches on Friday, July 27, and the winners will go on to play in the W-League final on Sunday, July 29.
Blues Finish the Season Undefeated with 1-0 Victory over Seattle
Liz Bogus scores lone goal on first game back since injury
Pacific Palisades, Calif. – The Pali Blues closed out the regular W-League season with a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders at on Sunday afternoon at Palisades High School. Playing for the first time since June 20th, Liz Bogus entered the match in the 64th minute and scored just six minutes after later. The Blues and Seattle will meet again in exactly one week to play for the Western Conference Championship and semifinal berth in Ottawa, Ontario.
Pali Blues to Host Western Conference Championship
Blues will take on Seattle Sounders at Titan Stadium on July 22
Los Angeles, Calif. (July 12, 2012) – The Pali Blues are excited to announce that the Western Conference Championship match will be held at Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Stadium on Sunday, July 22nd at 1 p.m. PT. As the #1 seed at the end of the regular W-League season, the Blues took advantage of the opportunity to host the playoff match on the same day that brother club, the USLPRO’s LA Blues, will host Guatemalan giant C.S.D. Municipal in an international friendly.
Blues Win Home Fixture Against the Rush
Williams, Huffman score in consecutive games
Fullerton, Calif. (July 8, 2012) – The Pali Blues took their 12th win of the season on Sunday as they defeated the Colorado Rush 2-0 on a warm afternoon at Titan Stadium in Fullerton. Lynn Williams scored the first goal of the match in the first half, and Sarah Huffman sealed the deal with a late goal in the second half. With one game left in the regular season, the Blues know who they will face in the Western Conference championship match: Seattle Sounders who are seven points ahead of the rush, who are mathematically out of the playoff race.
Pali Blues Defeat Rapids 5-0
Williams scores hat trick, Huffman, Engen score one each
Fullerton, Calif. (July 6, 2012) – The Pali Blues dominated the Colorado Rapids in a match that ended 5-0 on a warm Friday afternoon at Titan Stadium on the campus of Cal State Fullerton. Sarah Huffman and Whitney Engen each scored one goal, and Lynn Williams added three goals, including one in stoppage time.
Vancouver Scores First, Blues Rally to Win 2-1
Richardson scores early for Vancouver, Pao and Hubka score for Pali
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (June 27, 2012)– The Pali Blues returned home to Palisades High School after two road trips in three weeks to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps, the team that snapped their nine-game winning streak in Vancouver last Sunday. This match, however, went in favor of the Blues who overcame an early goal deficit, courtesy of Jenna Richardson, to get three points from this match. Michelle Pao and Danielle Hubka each scored in the Blues’ come-from-behind win on Wednesday night.
Pali visits Whitecaps, game ends 0-0
Blues still first in Western Conference despite dropping two points
Vancouver, BC (June 24, 2012) – The Pali Blues finished their third road game in five days in a scoreless draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday afternoon at Kinsmen Stadium in front of 775 fans. This was the first time the Blues dropped points all season, but still remained undefeated in the 2012 W-League season, and at the top of the Western Conference with 28 out of 30 possible points.
Pali Takes Second Game against Victoria 4-0
Pao, Washington, Williams, Eddy score in Blues ninth straight victory
Victoria, BC (June 22, 2012) – Heading into their third game in five days, the Pali Blues (9-9-0) continued their strong 2012 W-League campaign and registered their ninth win of the season as they defeated the Victoria Highlanders (1-11-0) 4-0 on Saturday night at Royal Athletic Park. In the second meeting between the two, Michelle Pao, Nikki Washington, and Lynn Williams found the back of the net for the Blues in the first half, while Elizabeth Eddy scored her first goal of the season to finish off the game.
Pali Defeats Seattle Sounders 2-0
Early goals from Williams, Washington enough for three points
TUKWILA, WA (June 20, 2012) – The Pali Blues (8-0-0) hit the road for three games in six days starting off with a 2-0 victory over the second-place Seattle Sounders (5-1-1) on Wednesday, June 20th at the Starfire Stadium in front of 3,500 fans. The goals were scored in the opening minutes by forward Lynn Williams, and midfielder Nikki Washington, and the Blues held on to the lead for the remaining 84 minutes of the match.
Lynn Williams Named Player of the Week, Christie Shaner makes Team of the Week
Anisa Guajardo, Sarah Huffman earn honorable mention
TAMPA, Fla. – The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week 5 of the 2012 season today, honoring Pali Blues forward Lynn Williams as Player of the Week. Williams was the offensive leader for the Blues as they collected a trio of wins to stay perfect at 7-0-0 atop the Western Conference standings. Williams started her standout week with two goals and an assist Wednesday night vs. Victoria, followed by both goals in Friday’s crucial 2-1 victory against the Colorado Rapids Women. Williams rounded out the week with an assist in a 3-0 win against the Colorado Rush.
Blues Defeat Colorado Rush 3-0
Goals scored by Washington, Bogus, Hubka
Commerce City, Colo. (June 10, 2012) – The Pali Blues (7-0-0) finished their trip to Colorado with a 3-0 victory against the Rush (3-2-0) after defeating the Rapids two days earlier. Nikki Washington and Liz Bogus scored two early goals for Pali, and Danielle Hubka added another in the second half to finish off the game. This victory gave the Blues more room to breathe at the top of the Western Conference table where they stand eight points ahead of the second place Seattle Sounders.
Blues Too Much for Rapids
Williams scores brace in 2-1 victory
Commerce City, Colo. (June 8, 2012) – The Pali Blues defeated the Colorado Rapids in W-League action on Friday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park by a score of 2-1. Lynn Williams provided both of Pal’s goals while Erin Gunther scored the Rapids’ lone goal. With the win, the Blues created a bigger gap between first place and second place in the Western Conference standings, and improved to an unblemished 6-0-0 record for the season.
Servet Uzunlar Named to Team of the Week
Bogus, Shaner earn honorable mention
TAMPA, Fla. (June 6, 2012) – The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week 4 of the 2012 season today, honoring New Jersey Wildcats forward Maya Hayes as Player of the Week. Seeing her first action of the season Hayes tallied six goals and three assists in the week, including a four-goal outburst against the New Jersey Rangers, to help the Wildcats stay within a point of Long Island for the Northeast Division lead. Pali’s Servet Uzunlar was included in the team of the week for her game-winner against Santa Clarita that improves the Blues record to 4-0-0.
Pali Blues Rout Victoria Highlanders 8-0
Blues back in first place in Western Conference standings
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (June 6, 2012) – The Pali Blues ended a three-game run at home with an 8-0 victory the Victoria Highlanders on Wednesday night at Palisades High School. Six different players scored for the Blues while Lynn Williams and Anisa Guajardo scored their first two goals each for Pali this year. The Blues are yet to be defeated, and now have a perfect 5-0-0 record which moves them back to first place in the Western Conference table after being temporarily knocked off by the Seattle Sounders.
Blues earn big win against Santa Clarita
Uzunlar's stoppage time goal gives Blues three points, first place in Western Conference
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (June 2, 2012) – The Pali Blues won the second meeting between the visiting Santa Clarita Blue Heat on Saturday, June 2nd by a score of 1-0. After 90 hard-fought minutes, it was Australian international Servet Uzunlar scoring the game-winning goal in stoppage time giving Pali its fourth win of the 2012 W-League season. The Blues now stand in first place on the Western Conference table.
Blues defeat Strikers 2-1 for third consecutive win of the season
Pali treats home crowd to a win behind goals from Washington and Bogus
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (May 30, 2012) – The Pali Blues kept their winning streak alive by defeating the LA Strikers 2-1 while playing at home for the first time in their 2012 W-League season. Two first half goals from Liz Bogus and Nikki Washington were enough for the Blues to get past the Strikers on Wednesday night at Palisades High School.
The Blues’ next match will be the second of three straight home games at Stadium by the Sea at Palisades High School. They will face the Santa Clarita Blue Heat on Saturday, June 2, at 4 p.m. PT, and the Victoria Highlanders on June 6 at 7 p.m. PT. For tickets, visit bluessoccerclub.com.
Pali Blues Partner With Beast Mode
New partnership yields multiple benefits for fans
Los Angeles, Calif. (May 24, 2012) – The Pali Blues are excited to announce they have formed a partnership with Beast Mode Soccer, a company that offers elite one-on-one training to youth, collegiate, professional, and international stars. Through this partnership, Pali Blues supporters can enjoy halftime entertainment, take advantage of opportunities to win prizes and even free training sessions among other offers.
Pali defeats Santa Clarita 2-0
Tangorra, Washington net goals, Picarelli makes 6 saves in shutout
Santa Clarita, Calif. (May 20, 2012) – The Pali Blues visited the Santa Clarita Blue Heat in their second match of the 2012 W-League season and came away with a 2-0 win that puts them in first place in the Western Conference. Goals were scored by Ann Tangorra and Nikki Washington.
Pali Blues defeat New Zealand U-20 Women 3-0
Tangorra, Eddy, and Guajardo score in solid performance
Carson, Calif. (May 17, 2012) – The Pali Blues took on the U-20 New Zealand Women’s National Team in a mid-week scrimmage that ended in a 3-0 win for the Blues at the Home Depot Center. This scrimmage was a chance for the Blues to continue to build as a team ahead of the second match of the W-League season against the Santa Clarita Blue Heat on Sunday, May 20.
Pali Blues Defeat LA Strikers 2-0 in Season Opener
Bogus scores game-winner, assists Huffman's late in the game
Eagle Rock, Calif. (May 13, 2012) - The Pali Blues defeated the LA Strikers in their first game of the 2012 W-League season by a score of 2-0 on Sunday, May 13. Liz Bogus scored the first goal after 68 minutes, and then assisted Sarah Huffman’s goal in the final stages of the match to secure the win.
Picarelli, Shaner, Andrews Return to Pali
Trio eyes W-League championship
Los Angeles, Calif. – The Pali Blues announced today that the trio of goalkeeper Anna Picarelli, and central defenders Christie Shaner and Sasha Andrews will return to the team this year for the 2012 W-League season set to begin on the road for the Blues on May 13 against the LA Strikers. Pali will look to win a third W-League championship in just five years of existence.
Blues Add USWNT Member Whitney Engen
2011 WPS Defender of the Year and three-time NCAA champion returning to Pali
Los Angeles, Calif. – The Pali Blues are proud to announce that defender Whitney Engen has signed for the 2012 W-League campaign as the Blues go for their third league title in five years. For Engen, the move is a return to Pali where she helped the Blues win the W-League championship 2009 under head coach Charlie Naimo.
“To say I’m happy to bring Whit back is an understatement,” said Naimo. “She is a world class defender and one of the best competitors I have been around.”
Cami Levin Returns to Pali
Stanford standout will join the Blues for first full season
Los Angeles, Calif. (April 12, 2012) – The Pali Blues announced today that Cami Levin has signed with the team for the 2012 W-League Season. The Newport Coast, Calif. native is returning to Pali fresh off her senior year at Stanford which is highlighted by a national championship after the Cardinal defeated Duke 1-0 in the NCAA Tournament final.
Levin has seen action at Stadium by the Sea the past three years for the Blues, but has always been limited by US Youth National Team duty. She has represented the USA at the U-18, U-20, and most recently, U-23 level.
Taylor Lytle to Join Two-Time Champion Pali
Former Texas Tech standout midfielder set to join Pali for 2012 season
LUBBOCK, Texas – Former Texas Tech standout midfielder Taylor Lytle has accepted an offer to play with the Pali Blues Soccer Club, a semi-professional soccer club in Los Angeles.
Lytle concluded her collegiate career at Texas Tech last fall as one of the most decorated players in program history, and will now continue playing at one of the hgiths levels of competition in women’s soccer.
Blues Ink Nikki Washington for 2012 W-League Season
Attacking force expected to be leader on team
Los Angeles, Calif. (April 10, 2012) – The Pali Blues are pleased to announce that they have signed Nikki Washington for the upcoming W-League season. The 23-year-old brings an extensive résumé that includes a U-20 World Championship, two NCAA titles while at UNC, and a W-League Cup with the Blues in 2009.
This announcement comes just days after the Blues announced Sarah Huffman and Liz Bogus, who both bring a wealth of experience playing in the W-League and WPS, like Washington.
Pali Blues Add Liz Bogus
Former W-League champion returns to Pali for another shot at the title
Los Angeles, Calif. – The Pali Blues announced today the addition of forward Liz Bogus for the 2012 season. Bogus was a member of the very first Pali Blues team that won the W-League championship in 2008. After a three-year stint in WPS, both she and head coach Charlie Naimo are excited to be on the same team again.
“Bogi was a part of the very first Pali team that went undefeated and certainly knows how to win. Her athletic ability and work rate are second to none, and she looks quite sharp right now. I am so happy to have her back,” said Naimo.
Blues Sign Midfielder Sarah Huffman
The 28-year-old brings extensive experience and winning record to Pali
Los Angeles, Calif. – The Pali Blues are excited to announce that they have signed Sarah Huffman for the 2012 W-League season. The midfielder from Flower Mound, Texas brings valuable experience having played in the W-League, WPS, and overseas in addition to the US youth and senior national teams.
“I have played against Sarah in so many big games over the years while she was with the Freedom and I have always had the greatest respect for her,” said Blues head coach Charlie Naimo. “She is a versatile winner and I know she will be the glue of our group this year.”
Blues Sign Australian Servet Uzunlar
Versatile player with World Cup experience a valuable addition to the team
Los Angeles, Calif. – The Pali Blues are pleased to announce the addition of Servet Uzunlar to the team for the 2012 W-League season. The 23-year-old is a current member of the Australian National Team and is coming off her third season with Sydney FC of the Australian Westfield W-League.
“We are pleased to add a versatile player with World Cup experience,” said Pali Blues head coach Charlie Naimo. “Servet’s experience in various positions and her desire to compete will be very valuable to us this season.”
Blues Ink Pair of Maryland Standouts with U-20 WNT Experience
Maryland Terps Hubka and Hastings set to play with Blues in 2012
Los Angeles, Calif. - The Pali Blues are excited to announce the addition of two more players to the 2012 squad. Danielle Hubka, who played for Pali in 2011, and Lydia Hastings both hail from the University of Maryland, where they helped the Terps to the third round of the NCAA Tournament last fall. They both also have experience with the US U-18 and U-20 Youth National Teams.
“Both players are part of a great college program that has had an amazing turn around in the last four years, and that will be extremely valuable to our franchise,” said Pali Blues head coach, Charlie Naimo on the acquisition.
Pali Signs Four Top College Prospects
Guajardo plus Pepperdine teammates Williams and Pao, in addition to CSUF’s Tangorra, boost Pali’s attack
Los Angeles, CA – The Pali Blues are pleased to announce the addition of four top college prospects for the 2012 W-League season. Anisa Guajrdo will return to the Palisades along with fellow Pepperdine teammates Lynn Williams, and Michelle Pao. Cal State Fullerton’s Ann Tangorra, a transfer from Cal State LA, will add to the attack for Pali.
Freshman forward, Williams, earned All-Freshman first team honors by Soccer America for the 2011 NCAA season, and was named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year. She started 19 of 20 matches played, scored six goals and added a team-leading 11 assists for the Waves.
Pali Signs Texas A&M and Youth National Team Standout
Midfielder beth West "finally" joins the Blues
Los Angeles, Calif. - The Pali Blues are excited to announce that they have signed midfielder Beth West, a junior for the Texas A&M Aggies, for the 2012 USL W-League season. While earning many top collegiate honors, the 5’3” playmaker has also represented the USA at the U-18 and U-20 Youth National Teams.
West has been on Pali Blues head coach Charlie Naimo's radar for years, but injury has prevented her from coming out to the Palisades for the W-League season. He is looking forward to finally having her on his team.
2012 WPS Draft
Pali's Cami Levin selected 4th overall by Sky Blue FC
Los Angeles, Calif. – Women’s Professional Soccer held its annual draft on Friday, January 13, 2012 at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Kansas City, Mo. One player from the 2011 Pali Blues’ roster was drafted, and that was Cami Levin, selected 4th overall by Sky Blue FC.
“Levin is a versatile player who brings many intangibles to our team,” said Sky Blue FC head coach Jim Gabarra on his decision. “She is a brilliant attack-minded defender, and she has the talent to play almost anywhere on the field.”
Naimo to Coach Blues Men and Women in 2012
Will again take charge of Pali Blues after previously leading W-League side to back-to-back titles.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – It was less than four months ago that the Pali Blues finished their 2011 season with a heartbreaking 0-0 tie against Santa Clarita that saw the W-League standout side fall one win short of reaching the playoffs. Now current men’s Head Coach Charlie Naimo is announcing his decision to personally take charge of returning the Blues women to their championship-winning ways from the 2008 and 2009 campaigns. Back then they were also coached by Naimo, who took this year off to fully focus on the men’s inaugural season in USL PRO.
McCarty Leads Seminoles' Charge
By Nicholas Murray
It’s been a remarkable 12-month journey for Florida State’s Tiffany McCarty.
This time last year, the junior was sitting out with a medical red-shirt after a tumor was found in her jaw, requiring surgery that ended her 2010 season for the Seminoles prematurely, watching her teammates fall 5-0 in Palo Alto, Calif. to Stanford.
Guajardo Called Up to Mexican National Team
Los Angeles, Calif. - Pepperdine junior Anisa Guajardo had an outstanding season for the Pali Blues this summer. She tallied four goals and added three assists, giving her 13 points for the season, the most on the team along with Tiffany McCarty (five goals and one assist). This fall, the forward from Clovis, Calif. continued to be a big factor in the attack for the Waves where she scored nine goals and four assists, leading the team with 22 total points.
Pali Blues in WPS: The Final
Former Blues goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris makes game-winning penalty kick save for WNY Flash
On Saturday, August 27, the Women’s Professional Soccer had a new champion: the Western New York Flash. The championship match was played at Sahlen’s Stadium, home of the Flash who was the regular season champion, and earned the right to host the final. The opponent, the Philadelphia Independence, finished the season in second place, and earned the right to host the Super Semifinal in which they defeated magicJack.
Photo: ISI Photos | Robyn McNeil
Pali Blues in WPS: Playoffs
The Women’s Professional Soccer playoffs began with magicJack hosting the Boston Breakers in a match that led magicJack to Philadelphia, where the team took on the Independence in the Super Semifinal. The WPS Championship has been finalized as Philly earned a 2-0 vicory over magicJack.
On Wednesday, the Boston Breakers took on magicJack in the First Round playoff match in hopes of keeping the 2011 season alive. However, it seemed that tired legs got the best of the Breakers as magicJack slowly started to gain control of the match that was pretty evenly played in the first half.
Photo: ISI Photos | Stuart Browning
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 18
In Women’s Professional Soccer, regular season play is over after 18 weeks. The Western New York Flash captured the Regular Season Championship title, while the Boston Breakers took the fourth and final playoff spot from Sky Blue FC.
The first game of the week was between the Flash and magicJack on Wednesday night. The match was tied at zeroes until after an hour of play when three goals were scored in the span of nine minutes. Marta broke the deadlock with the help of Caroline Seger in the 65th minute, giving the Flash the lead. Six minutes later, Christie Rampone earned an assist for magicJack as Sophie Schmidt scored the equalizer. However, just three minutes later, Marta stepped up again for the game-winner.
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 17
Women’s Professional Soccer gave us a clearer picture of what the playoffs will look like this season. The Western New York Flash, Philadelphia Independence, and magicJack have a spot in the playoffs, while the final spot is still up for grabs for the Boston Breakers or Sky Blue FC to take. Boston can go through with a win, and all Sky Blue needs is a tie for at least one post-regular-season match.
Photo: Perry McIntyre | ISI Photos
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 16
Women’s Professional Soccer is two weeks away from reaching the playoff stage which will start with the third place team hosting the fourth place team on August 17 or 18. Week 16 featured 5 matches, two of which were played on Wednesday.
The Boston Breakers played host to the Philadelphia Independence while magicJack hosted Sky Blue FC, in matches where both visitors earned victories on the road. Over the weekend, Sky Blue FC took a 4-1 beating from the Western New York Flash; magicJack defeated the Boston Breakers 4-0, and Philly defeated the Atlanta Beat by one goal.
Photo: ISI Photos|John Dorton
Sasha Andrews named a Defender of the Year finalist
TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues has announced the finalists for the 2011 W-League honors. The awards for Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Defender of the Year and Coach of the Year will be presented along with the award for Goalkeeper of the Year at Thursday night’s Awards Banquet at the 2011 W-League Championship Presented by Umbro in Seattle.
LA Blues to play at Pali High
Last match of a 3-game series against Anitgua Barracuda FC to take place at Pali High
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Los Angeles Blues are pleased to announce that deals have been finalized to play two of its three upcoming home games against Antigua Barracuda FC at Norco College’s Mustang Stadium and the final meeting at Palisades Charter High School’s Stadium by the Sea.
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 15
Since the end of the World Cup, Women’s Professional Soccer is in full swing with some of the highest attendance numbers in the league’s history as fans pour into stadiums to watch their World Cup heroes play locally. Of course, some of those World Cup heroes are also Pal Blues heroes.
The first match of the week was on Wednesday, July 20, as the Western New York Flash took magicJack in front of a crowd of more than 15,000, in US hero Abby Wambach’s home of Rochester, New York.
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 13
Week 13 of the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer season provided four games for the fans, including a mid-week match-up between the Philadelphia Independence and Sky Blue FC. Philadelphia and Sky Blue then hosted magicJack and the Western New York Flash, respectively, over the weekend before the Boston Breakers finished off the week against the Atlanta Beat.
On Wednesday, July 9th, the Independence and Sky Blue put on a great show for the two thousand fans in attendance with a match that featured 7 goals. Unfortunately for the home side, Philly walked away with the three points scoring the first and last goals of the match.
Danielle Hubka Named to W-League Team of the Week
Hubka’s game-winner and outstanding defense against Strikers good for Team of the Week honors
TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues announced the W-League Team of the Week today, with Edite Fernandes of the Santa Clarita Blue Heat taking home Player of the Week honors. Pali’s Danielle Hubka was named to the Team of the Week for her exemplary play as a right back, shuting out the Strikers and aiding the attack for the Blues. Hubka also scored the first goal of the match against the Strikers, which happened to be the game-winner.
The Pali Blues defeated the strikers 3-0 in a match they dominated from the opening whistle to the last.
Blues earn three big points against LA Strikers FC
Hubka, McCarty, and Eddy score one goal each
Eagle Rock, CA – The Pali Blues played their next to last match of the 2011 regular season Friday against LA Strikers FC, a team they had previously defeated, 1-0, earlier this year. The Blues were able to get three points from their second meeting with the Strikers, but this time by a 3-0 margin at Patterson Field, on the campus of Occidental College.
The match began as a battle in the midfield with both teams trying to keep possession of the ball and settle in. Pali created more chances early on, however, and a goal in the 19th minute of play seemed to set the tone for the rest of the match.
Pali Suffers 1-1 Draw against Colorado Rush
Pali comes back to tie the match after Rush takes lead
Pacific Palisades, CA – The Pali Blues played their final home match of the season against the Colorado Rush on Saturday, July 2nd at Stadium by the Sea on the campus of Palisades High School. After the Rush took the lead in the 62nd minute, the Blues came back one minute later tying the game 1-1.
Head coach Jacob Tudela was not satisfied with the disappointing result. “If you look at it statistically, I think we were unfortunate,” said Tudela. “We still have to be much more creative in the final third. We possessed the ball extremely well, but we’re still not creating enough.”
Blues defeat Force 2-0
Shaner, Gordon score for Pali while defense allows two shots from Force
Pacific Palisades, CA – The Pali Blues returned home to Stadium by the Sea to take on the Colorado Rush Thursday night at Pacific Palisades High School. The Blues dominated the match and limited the Force to only two shots while earning a 2-0 victory.
Head coach Jacob Tudela shared his thoughts on the match. “We played our style, we possessed the ball and we dictated the match for 90 minutes,” he said. “We didn’t let the Force take us out of our element until maybe the last 15 minutes. Our defenders responded really well from the away trip where we conceded goals. The awesome stat is that we didn’t allow a shot on target and only allowed two off target. It was a good three points, and a well-deserved win for the girls.”
Sasha Andrews talks about the draw against Seattle
The Pali Blues played their last match of a three-game road trip up north against the Seattle Sounders. The match featured a total of six goals which were split in half between the teams and good for one point each. Sasha Andrews talks about the match in her latest blog.
After a loss :( versus the Whitecaps, the team came out with an attitude of revenge and redemption. We play great soccer and the leg knows it.
Pali to Play Last Home Game of Regular Season
Pacific Palisades, CA - With the regular W-League season coming to an end this month, the Pali Blues would like to end their home season with a fun night for the fans. A fun Saturday afternoon awaits fans as the Blues take on the Colorado Rush at 1 p.m. at Pali High School’s Stadium by the Sea.
Gordon named to W-League Team of the Week
Game-winner against Victoria earns her a spot on the Team
TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues announced the W-League Team of the Week today, with Hamilton forward Christabel Oduro taking home Player of the Week honors for scoring both goals in Hamilton’s 2-1 win against London.
Pali’s Shawna Gordon was named to the Team of the Week for her game-winning goal against the Victoria Highlanders. The Pali Blues had taken the lead in the first half of the match before Victoria shocked them with two goals for a 2-1 lead going into halftime.
Co-captain Sasha Andrews reacts to victory in Victoria
The Pali Blues are on their second road trip of the season with one of three matches in five days under their belts. The Blues defeated the Victoria Highlanders 3-2 after going into halftime down 2-1 on Wednesday night. Canadian international Sasha Andrews reflects on the match and looks forward to Vancouver.
After a 3-hour plane ride, a 3-4 hour drive (the team starving the entire time), an overnight stay at a Super-Duper 8 (oh can't forget the diner with pipe-cleaners and modern art), a 2-hour ferry ride and then a short and sweet 35-minute drive, it was finally game day!! (vs. the Victoria Highlanders).
One on One with Rachel Quon
The Pali Blues will go on their second road trip of the season for three matches against the Victoria Highlanders, Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Seattle Sounders in five days. Rachel Quon, who just came into the team from Stanford, took the time to talk about her experince on the team so far, and the upcoming trip to the Nortwest.
You’ve played just three matches with Pali, but can you talk about the team so far?
RQ: I just think we’re getting better every game, and getting to know what we want as a team. Jacob wants us to be a possession oriented team and I think each game, we’ve been doing that. We’re getting better in the final third also and I think we can only go up.
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 11
Santa Monica, Calif. – Women’s Professional Soccer is past the half point of the season, and with the Women’s World Cup less than a week away, it’s time for more rookies to show what their made of. Only two matches were played over the weekend, but there were plenty of goals celebrated thanks to Philadelphia’s 6-0 smashing of magicJack on Saturday. The Boston Breakers played the Atlanta Beat to a scoreless draw on Sunday.
Photo: ISI Photos | Robyn McNeil
Eddy Named to W-League Team of the Week
Game-winning goal and solid defense worthy of Team of the Week honors
TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues announced the W-League Team of the Week today, with Virginia Beach’s Steffi Goddard named Player of the Week thanks to a hat-trick for the second consecutive week. Pali’s Elizabeth Eddy was named to the team for her play against the Colorado Rush.
As a left back who likes to get involved in the attack, Eddy's her efforts finally paid off on Friday when she scored what ended up being the game-winning goal, and her first of the season. The Rush scored the last goal of the match, but the Blues came away with the 2-1 win on the road.
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 10
Santa Monica, Calif. – Women’s Professional Soccer played its 10th week of the season starting with the Atlanta Beat taking on magicJack, then the Boston Breakers at Sky Blue FC, and finally the match between the Philadelphia Independence and the Western New York Flash.
The first match of the weekend was at KSU Soccer Stadium as the Beat hosted magicJack in a match that ended 2-3 for the home side. Former Blue India Trotter (’08) saw action for the Beat coming in at the 54th minute mark, while Nikki Washington (’09) and Christen Press (’10) played the entire match for the visiting team.
Photo: ISI Photos | Howard C. Smith
Sasha Andrews takes us through the Blues' trip to Colorado
The Pali Blues (4-0-3) departed for Colorado on Wednesday, June 8th for two matches against the Force and Rush. Sasha Andrews takes us through the team’s journey as they took their first road trip of the season.
Wednesday June 8th, 2011
At the LAX airport for a 1:30 pm departure, I am the ﬁrst one here and pondering as one of the captains ways in which we can bond as a team on our ﬁrst away trip to Colorado. I am excited to spend time with my teammates. We have a good vibe but still need to get to know each other and build a camaraderie that will carry us through into a winning season.
Guajardo Named to W-League Team of the Week
The forward earns Team of the Week honors for her goal and assist against Seattle
Tampa, Fla. - United Soccer Leagues announced the W-League Team of the Week today, with Virginia Beach’s Steffi Goddard earning Player of the Week honors. Pali’s Anisa Guajardo was among those in the Team of the Week.
Guajardo scored the game-winning goal against the Seattle Sounders, and then assisted Tiffany McCarty’s goal to increase the lead. She leads the team in points with 9 thanks to her 3 goals and 3 assists so far this season.
Anisa Guajardo talks about the first part of the season
The Pali Blues (3-0-2) have started the season with five home matches defeating the LA Strikers, Victoria Highlanders, and the Seattle Sounders, while tying games with the Santa Clarita Blue Heat and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Anisa Guajardo talks a little bit the season so far as the team prepares to go on the road for the first time this year.
It has been one month since my first practice with the Pali Blues, and I have enjoyed every second of it. I'm having so much fun practicing and playing with these girls. We are having a good season so far, we are without a loss (knock on wood.)
Blues defeat Seattle Sounders 2-0
Two first half goals from Guajardo, McCarty enough for three points
Pacific Palisades, Calif. – The Pali Blues hosted the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, June 5th at Palisades High School’s Stadium by the Sea. The home side came out victorious with a pair of goals scored by Anisa Guajardo and Tiffany McCarty.
“The girls finally played our style. There’s still some stuff that we can tweak out, but for the most part, that’s how we want to play every game,” said head coach Jacob Tudela on the match.
In just the 5th minute, Jessica Price placed a long throw-in at the far post that almost resulted in an own goal, but Sounders goalkeeper Liz Ruiz was able to go down and stop the ball from going into the net.
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 9
Santa Monica, Calif. – Women’s Professional Soccer played its 9th week of the season over the weekend, with the Western New York Flash hosting Sky Blue FC, Philadelphia hosting the Atlanta Beat, and the Boston Breakers hosting magicJack.
The first game of the week was a draw between the Flash and Sky Blue. Ashlyn Harris (’09), Ali Riley (’09), and Kandace Wilson (’08) made starts for the Flash while Kendall Fletcher (‘08) and Carrie Dew (’08) started for Sky Blue. Karen Bardsley (’08) and Michelle Wenino (’10) were available substitutes.
The Flash got on the board first when Gemma Davison crossed the ball to Christine Sinclair who headed it into the goal in the 39th minute. Sinclair then assisted Caroline Seger’s goal five minute later to put the Flash up 2-0 at halftime.
Photo: ISI Photos | Andrew Katsampes
Pali Blues Play Vancouver Whitecaps to 1-1 tie
Guajardo scores to put the Blues up 1-0, but late penalty kick saves Vancouver
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (June 1, 2011) – The Pali Blues played the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night at Stadium by the Sea on the campus of Palisades High School. Anisa Guajardo scored the goal for Pali, while Tina Romagnuolo provided the equalizer for the visitors.
“It was a bit discouraging because the decision was made over a penalty kick,” said head coach Jacob Tudela on the match. “With that being said, I thought our girls played well for 70 minutes, and then we kind of let loose and got into some bad habits. But I’m very proud of the girls. I thought they showed that they can compete with anybody and at times showed that they are the best team in probably the league.”
Pali Blues Home Games Streamed Live This Season
All home games available online through partnership with Virtual Sports
Santa Monica, Calif. – The Pali Blues are proud to announce their partnership with Virtual Sports, an online sports community. Virtual Sports will stream all Pali home games throughout the 2011 season, including Wednesday’s match against the Vancouver Whitecaps at 7 p.m. PT.
Fans have live access to matches at http://www.vrtsports.com/virtual-sports-tv-2/ free of charge, but registration is required to watch games.
All matches will be archived on USL Live.
For tickets to tomorrow’s match click here, or cal 310-264-4649.
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 8
Santa Monica, Calif. – Women’s Professional Soccer played its eighth week of the season over Memorial Day weekend starting with magicJack crushing the Atlanta Beat 4-0. The Breakers gave up a 1-0 to Sky Blue FC who ended up winning 2-1, as did the WNY Flash against the Philadelphia Independence.
The Atlanta Beat’s India Trotter (’08) did not play the match, but neither did magicJack’s Christen Press (’10). Abby Wambach scored the first goal of the match in the 9th minute with a header. Three minutes later, Sarah Huffman got in behind the back line and scored to make it 2-0. Wambach scored two more goals in the second half. The first came in the 67th minute, and she finished out her hat trick in the 89th minute just before the final whistle.
Photo Credit: David Silverman | DSPhotos
Pali Battles Blue Heat to Scoreless Draw
Pacific Palisades, Calif. – The Pali Blues took on Santa Clarita Blue Heat this evening at Stadium-by-the-Sea on the campus of Pali High. Both teams entered the match without any losses on the year. Despite their best efforts, the Blues could not manage a goal on the evening and had to settle for a scoreless draw, even while holding the Blue Heat to eight shots.
“It was a really tough game. It was like a light bulb, on at times, off at times,” Pali Blues Head Coach Jacob Tudela said on the match. “Our players were sloppy. The small stuff wasn’t being done right- the simple passes and simple receiving. In the second half, they got it together; they transitioned well, and played with heart.”
Memorial Day Special - Pali Blues vs Vancouver Whitecaps 2 for 1 Tickets
MEMORIAL DAY TICKET SPECIAL
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Come out to support Pali (2-0-1) as they go head-to-head with the Vancouver Whitecaps (2-0-0) in USL W-League action.
Kickoff is at 7pm at Palisades Charter High School - Go Blues!
Andrews named to Team of the Week
The defender limited the Victoria Highlanders to two shots
Tampa, Fl. – United Soccer Leagues announced the W-League Team of the Week for the second week of play on Wednesday, May 25. Pali Blues defender Sasha Andrews was named to the team.
Andrews kept the Victoria Highlanders to two shots throughout the game last week. One of those shots resulted in the Highlanders’ goal, but the Blues came out victorious with goals by Tiffany McCarty and Anisa Guajardo. The game ended 2-1.
Pali Prepares for Match Against Santa Clarita Blue Heat
Santa Monica, Calif. – The Pali Blues (2-0-0) are scheduled to host Santa Clarita Blue Heat (1-0-0) on Thursday, May 26. The match will kickoff at 7 p.m. PT at Palisades High School’s Stadium by the Sea.
The Blues are already off to a fine start with two shutout wins. Anisa Guajardo and Tiffany McCarty have taken charge of the goal scoring early this season.
Guajardo set McCarty up for her first goal of the season and late game-winner against the Strikers in the opening match. The two combined again in the match against the Victoria Highlanders for the first goal of the night. Guajardo then scored her first goal of the season to double the lead in a match that ended 2-1 for the Blues.
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 7
Santa Monica, Calif. – Women’s Professional Soccer played its 7th set of matches over the weekend. Sky Blue FC defeated the Atlanta Beat 3-0 with goals from three different players for the team’s largest margin of victory in its history. The Boston Breakers earned a tie against the Philadelphia Independence on the night that they retired Kristine Lilly’s number 13. Finally, the Western New York Flash crushed magicJack in front of more than 8,000 fans at Sahlen’s Stadium.
Former Blues Karen Bardsley (‘08 ) and Michelle Wenino (’10) were on the bench for Sky Blue while Tobin Heath (’09) played 15 minutes, and Carrie Dew (’08) and Kendal Fletcher (’08) played 90. For the Beat, India Trotter (’08) played the entire match.
The first goal came in the 23rd minute. Laura Kalmari scored off a corner kick taken by Casey Nogueira. Allie Long then made it 2-0 for Sky Blue in the 57th minute, scoring off a penalty kick. Heather O’Reilly closed out the scoring with her 70th minute goal to make it 3-0.
ISI Photos | Andrew Katsampes
Game Preview: Pali Blues vs. Victoria Highlanders
Santa Monica, Calif. - The Pali Blues will play their first game at home at Palisades Charter High School on Friday, May 20 against the Victoria Highlanders at 7 p.m. PT. The Blues are coming off a season-opening win against LA Strikers FC at Titan Stadium, home of the LA Blues. Tiffany McCarty provided the only goal of the match.
The Highlanders are coming into this game with four goals against and a 0-2 record. They lost their season opener in Vancouver against the Whitecaps by a score of 2-0, and just recently dropped three points against the Strikers, who defeated them 2-0.
Eddy, Guajardo Named to W-League Team of the Week
Santa Monica, Calif. - United Soccer Leagues announced the first W-League Team of the Week of the 2011 season on Wednesday, May 18. Defender Elizabeth Eddy and midfielder Anisa Guajardo from the Pali blues were named to the team for their stellar play during the weekend’s 1-0 win over LA Strikers FC.
Elizabeth Eddy, who comes to Pali from USC, played a solid match at left back to help her team and goalkeeper earn a shutout victory, while getting involved in the attack.
“It is an honor to be named to the Team of the Week! Pali is such an awesome team and I feel privileged to be a member of this great team,” she said.
Pali Blues Partner with AYSO for Palisades Home Opener
This Friday, May 20, the Pali Blues invite AYSO players and family to join them for their Palisades home opener where Pali will recognize AREA 1 P AYSO players. All AYSO players will receive FREE ADMISSION into the Pali Blues game by wearing and proudly sporting their AYSO team jersey. AYSO teams can also participate in the National Anthem walk-out, help as ball kids, and can participate in the halftime scrimmage. (Any teams interested in participating should contact Laura Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 6
Santa Monica, Calif. – Week 6 in Women’s Professional Soccer provided more opportunities for former Blues to make a bigger impact as several players were away on national team duty. Younger and less experienced players stepped up and provided quality matches. The WNY Flash defeated the Boston Breakers 3-2, and the 10-man Philadelphia Independence earned a great come-from-behind 2-1 win over the Atlanta Beat.
Alex Morgan (‘10) did not play with the Flash as she was preparing for the USA’s friendly match against Japan in Columbus, Ohio. Ali Riley (‘09) was playing for New Zealand and also missed the game for the Flash, but Ashlyn Harris (’09) and Kandace Wilson (’08) started the match and helped their team to a victory at home.
The Breakers played without Lauren Cheney (’09), and Amy LePeilbet (’08) who were both with the US national team. Kelley O’Hara was out with an Achilles tendon injury.
Pali Blues Gear Up For Home Opener
Match to be Aired on USL Live
The Pali Blues are set to begin competing for their third W-League championship as they begin their home schedule this weekend on Saturday, May 14, at 1pm on the campus of Cal State Fullerton.
The women kick off the match against neighboring rivals, the LA Strikers. The game will air live on United Soccer Leagues’ USL Live, its popular online video destination for fans (www.usllive.com).
Single game tickets and team packages can still be purchased online at www.bluessoccerclub.com or at the gate on game day.
Pali Blues Open the Season with a Win Over LA Strikers FC
Late goal from Tiffany McCarty gives the Blues 3 points
Fullerton, Calif. – The Pali Blues opened the 2011 W-League season at Titan Stadium, home of the LA Blues, with a 1-0 win over LA Strikers FC. Tiffany McCarty provided the lone goal in the 87th minute.
The Blues, who came into the game with only 3 subs, had trouble finding the net, hitting the post numerous times.
Head coach Jacob Tudela shared his thoughts on the match. “It was a game where we came out, we created opportunities, we couldn’t get a goal. (We) ended up having to fight hard because of our numbers in the second half, showed character, showed heart, and got the result on the end.”
The Blues outshot the Strikers, 18-8 and it was until the final minutes that they were able to get the ball in the back of the net.
USA FIFA Women's World Cup Roster
Four former Pali Blues players were named to the team that will travel to Germany for the tournament
Santa Monica, Calif. - Pia Sundhage, head coach of the US Women’s National Team, named the roster for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Monday morning, and four former Pali Blues players are among the 21 that will travel to Germany for the tournament running from June 26-July 17.
The opening match of the World Cup will be between Canada and Germany on June 26 at 9 a.m. PT. The USA, which was placed in Group C, will play its first match against Korea DPR on June 28 at 9:15 a.m. PT. Four days later, the will take on Colombia at 9 a.m. PT, and finish up group play against Sweden on July 6 at 11:45 a.m. PT.
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 5
Santa Monica, Calif. - Women’s Professional Soccer is now five weeks into the season and former Blues continue to make an impact on their respective professional club teams. Alex Morgan scored a goal and assisted another in the WNY Flash’s 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC. Christen press scored the first goal of her professional career with magicjack against the Atlanta Beat, and the Boston Breakers lost to the Philadelphia Independence.
On Sunday, magicJack defeated the Atlanta Beat 2-0. Ella Masar scored the first goal of the match assisted by Lindsay Tarpley in the 24th minute. Marian Dalmy set Christen Press (’10) up for her first goal for the season in the 64th minute to finish the scoring. Press played the entire match for magicJack, as did India Trotter (’08) for the Beat.
ISI Photos| John Dorton
Pali Blues Announce Summer Soccer Camps
The Pali Blues are pleased to announce its 2011 summer soccer camp schedule, with two sessions slated for July 11-15 and July 18-22. Head Coach Jacob Tudela, and select Pali players, will be on hand to lead sessions focusing on skill, technique, fitness and leadership.
Pali Blues Season Tickets Now On Sale
The 2011 Pali Blues season is right around the corner with the home opener against division rivals, the neighboring LA Strikers, on May 14, 2011. Reserve your season tickets today!
This year’s home schedule includes games against Los Angeles (May 14), Victoria FC (May 20), Santa Clarita (May 26), Vancouver (June 1), Seattle (June 5), Colorado Force (June 30) and Colorado Rush (July 2). With 7 home games in 2011, the team is committed to bringing action-packed soccer and excitement to its fans in the stands.
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 4
Santa Monica, Calif. - This weekend, Women’s Professional Soccer played its fourth week of the season and a total of 11 former Pali blues players saw action on the field for their respective clubs. magicJack played at home once again and they beat the Philadelphia Independence in a come-from-behind 2-1 win. The Western New York Flash held its home-opener at Sahlen’s Stadium where they defeated the Atlanta Beat by a score of 3-0. Finally, the Boston Breakers hosted Sky Blue FC and earned their first win at home in a one-goal match.
Alex Morgan sealed the win for the WNY Flash with her first professional career goal in the 73rd minute after Kelly Parker played her a through ball to the right side of the penalty area where she got a shot off to the far post.
ISI Photos | J. Adam Fenster
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 3
Pacific Palisades, Calif. – Former Pali Blues took the field in Women’s Professional Soccer, but were a little quiet on the field this weekend. All five of the former Blues got minutes for Boston as the Breakers fell to magicJack on Saturday. All four of the former Blues on the Western New York Flash also got playing time against the Atlanta Beat.
On Sunday, four former Blues played for the WNY Flash against the Atlanta Beat in a thrilling game that consisted of four goals. Ashlyn Harris (09’) started in goal for the Flash. Aside from the two goals she couldn’t save, she made great saves for her team.
ISI Photos | Perry McIntyre
JACOB TUDELA ANNOUNCED AS PALI BLUES HEAD COACH
Written by Samantha Dabbs
USL W-League’s Pali Blues Soccer Club officially signed Jacob Tudela as their new Head Coach for the 2011 season.
PALI BLUES ANNOUNCE 2011 OPEN TRYOUTS
Two-Time W-League Champions look to build roster
Pali Blues of the USL W-League have announced that the team will be hosting open tryouts for the upcoming 2011 season. Tryouts will be held at Palisades Charter High School at 15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades, CA, on April 22nd and April 23rd. Sessions will be 7-9pm on Friday night and 12 - 2pm on Saturday. Head Coach Jacob Tudela and members of the Pali Blues coaching staff will be on hand along with other local coaches.
PALI BLUES SIGN STANFORD TRIO
W-League Powerhouse Continues to Build Impressive Roster
Pacific Palisades, CA. - Pali Blues are delighted to announce that the Stanford trio of Rachel Quon, Cami Levin, and Mariah Nogueira will play for the team in the 2011 USL W-League season. The three are coming off a successful year at Stanford in which they reached the final of the 2010 NCAA Women’s College Cup.
Pali Blues Sign Florida State Trio
Pacific Palisades, Calif. – The Pali Blues are proud to announce the signing of three Seminole forwards. Jamia Fields, Jessica Price, and Tiffany McCarty will be joining the Blues this summer before they head back to Florida State University in the fall.
Pali Blues in WPS: Week 2
Pacific Palisades, Calif. – Week 2 of Women’s Professional Soccer consisted of two games. The third game in which Philadelphia was to host magicJack never happened due to severe weather (thunder and lightning). The game was postponed and a date is yet to be determined by the league. Fans will have to wait until next weekend to see magicJack in their new uniforms and find out exactly what the team is made of when they take on Philly at home.
On Sunday, the Boston Breakers hosted the new expansion team, the Western New York Flash, in a very entertaining match that went back and forth with good chances for both teams. However, the WNY Flash came out with the three points that night outshooting the Breakers 16-8.
Alex Morgan (’10) played a great game getting her first start as a professional, and assisted the Flash’s first goal. After running the ball down to the end line, she placed the ball to the top of the six-yard box where Christine Sinclair took a touch past a defender and then finished to make it 1-0.
ISI Photos | Andrew Katsampes
Pali Blues Sign Ohio State University Midfielder Ashley Bowyer
Pacific Palisades, Calif. – The Pali Blues continue to stack their roster with the addition of Ashley Bowyer. The midfielder from Ohio State University will be playing soccer at home in Southern California for the 2011 season upon USL and USSF approval.
Bowyer, an Aliso Viejo, Calif. native, started every single game for the Ohio State Buckeyes in all four years of her career.
She is a player that had a big impact in the midfield right from the start. As a freshman, she scored her first goal in a Big Ten Tournament game against Purdue in the spring of 2007. The same year she was named to the Big Ten Conference all-freshman team.
SASHA ANDREWS AND CORTNI JOYNER JOIN PALI BLUES
Written by Silviano Barron
Pali Blues Soccer Club is delighted to announce that Canadian international defender Sasha Andrews and University of Georgia standout Cortni Joyner have signed with the Blues for the upcoming 2011 USL W-League season, pending USL and USSF approval.
Q&A WITH CHRISTIE SHANER
Written by Samantha Dabbs
Check out this exclusive Q/A with Pali Blues Captain and Director of Marketing Christie Shaner, who is also a veteran of Women’s Professional Soccer!
W-LEAGUE SCHEDULE RELEASED
2011 campaign to kick off May 14
TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues released the divisional alignment and schedule for the W-League today, with the action slated to kick off for the 158-game regular season on Saturday, May 14. A trio of new W-League teams for 2011 will make their debut on the 14th, with the Dayton Dutch Lions, LA Strikers and Victoria Highlanders kicking off their inaugural seasons.
W-LEAGUE ALUMNAE HEADED TO WPS
Pali Blues' Morgan, Press, Fowlke Taken in Top Five Picks
TAMPA, Fla. – The USL W-League saw four of its alumni selected in the opening five selections and had 13 players taken overall as Women’s Professional Soccer held its 2011 Draft on Friday afternoon in Baltimore.
Q/A WITH CHRISTEN PRESS
By Silviano Barron
Christen Press had an unbelievable year last year. Press, who is from Palos Verdes Estates, led the nation in scoring with 26 goals and in points with 60. Press has numerous awards from her young career, which includes the prestigious 2010 MAC Hermann Award, NCAA College Cup appearances and winning the USL W-League with the Pali Blues while going undefeated in 2009. We had a quick Q&A with Press, who was recently drafted by the Washington Freedom, who is in between studying for her last semester at Stanford and training with the US U-23s.
CHRISTEN PRESS WINS MAC HERMANN TROPHY
Written by Silviano Barron
Pali Blues alumna and Stanford standout Christen Press won college soccer’s most prestigious award, the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy.
CORONA UNITED TO MERGE WITH BLUES SOCCER CLUB
Blues Soccer Club Creating Pyramid Club Structure
Los Angeles, CA (January 6, 2011) – The Blues Soccer Club, which includes the nationally-recognized Pali Blues in USL’s W-League and the recently launched Los Angeles Blues of USL PRO, will merge its youth club program with Corona United the club announced Thursday, as it looks to establish a true pyramid structure for its teams from top to bottom across age groups.
LOS ANGELES BLUES OFFICIALLY INTRODUCED
Owners, Head Coach and First Three Players On-Hand for Team Introduction, Logo Unveiling Ceremony at Titan Stadium
Los Angeles, CA (December 14, 2010) – The Los Angeles Blues of USL PRO were officially introduced today at a ceremony at Titan Stadium on the campus of Cal State Fullerton, as the team prepares for its inaugural season in USL PRO.
PALI BLUES STARS SCORE ALL THE GOALS AT THE UCLA vs. STANFORD MATCH
Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 8, 2010) - Sunday’s soccer match between the Bruins of UCLA, and the Cardinals of Stanford University brought upon a reunion of sorts. With Chelsea Cline and Chante’ Sandiford suiting up for UCLA, and with Mariah Noguiera, and Camille Levin on the roster for the Cardinals, 4 members of the 2010 edition of the Pali Blues were reunited.
PALI SPOTLIGHT: Christie Shaner
While the 2010 Pali Blues season gave several players the opportunity to experience first-hand how the sport of soccer is outside the college ranks. It also gave others like Christie Shaner the chance to contribute their field skills and knowledge to our organization and our area supporters.
INTERNATIONAL/COLLEGE WATCH (9-22-10)
Written by Silviano Barron
Catch up with the all latest happenings of your favorite Pali Blues players on the college and international scene!
INTERNATIONAL/COLLEGE WATCH (9-15-10)
Written by Silviano Barron
Catch up with the all latest happenings of your favorite Pali Blues players on the college and international scene!
BLUES HEADED TO VANCOUVER FOR CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Winner of Saturday’s Match Advances to W-League Final Four
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Tuesday, July 20, 2010) – After dealing with plenty of unlucky situations this season, the back-to-back USL W-League champion Pali Blues Soccer Club had the pieces fall into place prior to its regular season finale this past Sunday to gain a shot at advancing to the playoffs. What the Blues needed to have a crack at the first three-peat in league history was a win over the Colorado Rush, and the team responded with a convincing 4-0 victory to steamroll into the W-League Playoffs.
CRITICAL PALI BLUES FINALE WILL AIR LIVE ONLINE
Pali Partners with Virtual Sports to Show Webcast
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Friday, July 16, 2010) – With a pivotal regular season finale on tap for Saturday night, the back-to-back W-League Champion Pali Blues Soccer Club are pleased to announce a partnership with Virtual Sports to webcast the critical match. Kickoff between the Blues (2-4-3, 9 points) and Colorado Rush (2-1-6, 12 points) will take place at 7:00 p.m. PST, and a berth into the postseason will rest upon this weekend’s results.
SEASON REVIEW TO DATE
By John Santos
Coming into the 2010 season, there was one certainty: The Pali Blues did not know the meaning of the word “lose”. In their first two seasons of existence, they became back-to-back champions of the USL W-League, without suffering a single loss. 2010 appeared to be another undefeated season.
SPORTS AUTHORITY BACKS PALI BLUES!
Sporting Goods Giant Joins Champs
Today, the Pali Blues organization is proud to announce that Sports Authority - the nation’s largest full-line sporting goods retailer - is now the Official Sporting Goods Retailer of the Pali Blues. Since its inception, the Pali Blues Soccer Club has featured sponsors synonymous with success, and this new partnership is no exception. Not only will this exciting new relationship help support the Blues’ continued on-field success; it means great deals and discounts for Pali Blues fans at Sports Authority’s many locations throughout Southern California.
BLUES HOSTING TWO THIS WEEK
There will be two exciting home games this week at the Palisades Stadium-by-the-Sea for the still undefeated Pali Blues, who preserved their unblemished record in dramatic fashion last week in Colorado.
U-20 USWNT WORLD CUP TEAMMATES
LAUREN FOWLKES AND ALEX MORGAN HEADING TO BLUES
Palisades, Calif. (Tuesday, May 25, 2010) - The Pali Blues, back-to-back champions of the USL W-League are proud to announce the recent signings of two new players. Teammates on the 2008 United States FIFA U-20 World Cup team, defender Lauren Fowlkes and forward Alex Morgan are set to join the Pali Blues at the Stadium by the sea this summer for the 2010 campaign.
BLUES WIN THRILLER TO BEGIN 2010 CAMPAIGN
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Saturday, June 5, 2010) - In one of the most memorable finishes in team history, the Pali Blues captured a dramatic victory over local rivals the Santa Clarita Blue Heat in a game that marked the true beginning of a cross town rivalry. With Ali Hawkins rising to meet a Tiana Brockway corner in the game’s dying moments to score the game’s only goal, the 1-0 scoreline did little to capture the excitement both on the field and in the stands for both teams’ 2010 W-League season opener and the start of the Blues’ quest to become the first team in league history to win three championships in a row.
SATURDAY JUNE 5 at 5pm
The Quest Begins…
No team in W-League history has ever captured three titles in a row and the Blues know even the greatest journey starts with a single step. On the heels of the May 22nd’s celebratory exhibition match – featuring the charity Guinness World Record Attempt – the Blues begin their title defense in earnest when the Santa Clarita Blue Heat return to the Stadium-by-the-Sea, this time with points on the line (For more on the three-peat check out the adjacent clip from Fox Soccer Channel on the Blues’ 2010 season).
WPS WEEK 6 RECAP
By John Santos
Before the week 6 of the 2010 WPS season kicked off, former Pali Blues were already making headlines. With the United States Women’s national team set to take on Germany next Saturday (ESPN 2 at 3pm local time), coach Pia Sundhage called upon 22 players to report for training camp. Among the 22 players, was none other than former Blues and current Boston Breakers defender, Amy LePeilbet. Her teammate on the Breakers, Lauren Cheney, will not be able to participate in the match however due to “a personal commitment”.
PALI BLUES TOPPLE SANTA CLARITA, 3-1
The countdown to the 2010 Pali Blues season officially began tonight as the Blues played their final warm up match of the pre season against the USL W-League newcomers the Santa Clarita Blue Heat. In front of a raucous crowd featuring the Palisades HS award-winning marching band and Blues stalwarts The Tony Danza Army, the home team gave its fans a sneak peek of what awaits them and their opponents this season at the Stadium-by-the-sea.
REINFORCEMENTS FROM JAPAN
Yamamoto and Nakade Bring World-Class Experience
With a roster that continues to showcase an international flare, the Pali Blues are poised to give opposing defenders fits with a pair of exciting new additions from across the Pacific.
YOU CAN HELP MAKE SOCCER HISTORY!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
The Pali Blues – back-to-back national champions of women’s soccer in the USL W-League – have a very special event at halftime of their opening day game vs. The Santa Clarita Blue Heat…
WPS WEEK FIVE RECAP
By John Santos
Week 5 in the 2010 WPS season has wrapped up. As in every week before, Pali Blues alums are displaying the type of game changers that they can be. None was more evident that the performance of a former Blues Goalkeeper. Sure, the masses came to see the brand new home of the Atlanta Beat (Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium), but the real star of the of the evening was Karen Bardsley of Sky Blue FC.
WPS WEEK THREE RECAP
By John Santos
Week 3 of the 2010 WPS season is now in the history books. And like the past two weeks, Pali Blues Alumnus’s were everywhere.
WPS WEEK FOUR RECAP
By John Santos
Before we get started on how our alums did this weekend, first thing is first. Tobin Heath. Last week Heath went down early in the match between her Atlanta Beat and FC Gold Pride and had to leave the stadium on crutches.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPION SOCCER TEAMS COME TOGETHER
Pali Blues, Hollywood United Hitmen Announce Formal Partnership
The Pali Blues of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) W-League and the Hollywood United Hitmen of the USL Premier Development League (PDL) have announced a formal partnership between the two clubs. In addition to the same stadium the teams already call home - the “Stadium by the Sea” at Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, California - this new partnership will allow the clubs to share resources and expertise to create one of the most unique soccer environments in the world.
PALI BLUES PARTNER WITH COMPETE PERFORMACE
By Silviano Barron
Palisades, CA (Thursday, April 22, 2010) - The W-League champion the Pali Blues Soccer Club is partnering with Compete Performance for the upcoming 2010 USL W-League season.
WPS WEEK TWO RECAP
By John Santos and Silviano Barron
Another week has come and gone in WPS action. As was the case in the first week, many Pali Blues alumnists found their way onto the rosters to contribute their athletic ability on the field.
WPS WEEK ONE RECAP
Pali Blues Make National Splash
This past weekend marked the beginning of the second ever WPS season. Taking the fields were several veterans of our own Pali Blues Soccer Club from both our 1st and 2nd championship seasons. No other match this weekend was more prevalent o f the Pali Blues influence on the WPS than that of the St. Louis Athletica vs. FC Gold Pride.
PALI BLUES ADD THREE TO 2010 ROSTER
Chelsea Cline, Ali Hawkins and Cami Levin Join Title Defense
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Tuesday, April 11, 2010) – The Pali Blues Soccer Club, back-to-back champions of the USL W-League, announce the signings of three more players to join the team for the upcoming season. Midfielders Chelsea Cline, Ali Hawkins and defender Cami Levin will join the Pali Blues this summer in the Palisades.
PALI BLUES SIGN TWO FROM DANISH NATIONAL TEAM
Midfielders Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen, Julie Rydahl Bukh Coming to California
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, March 18, 2010) – The Pali Blues Soccer Club added some international flare to its roster today, announcing the addition of Danish National Team midfielders Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen and Julie Rydahl Bukh. The duo, who recently won a championship with Sydney FC in the Australian W-League, will join the Blues in early June, pending international clearance and league approval.
FOUR FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES JOIN PALI BLUES
Pali Roster Continues to Take Shape for 2010 Season
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Tuesday, March 29, 2010) – Never before has a team won three consecutive USL W-League titles, and the two-time defending league champion Pali Blues Soccer Club has its sights set on accomplishing that feat. The team announced four additions today who it feels will play a pivotal role in 2010, returning Florida State defender Ella Stephan to the team and bringing on her college teammates Tiana Brockway, Tuija Hyyrynen (Finnish National Team) and Janice Cayman (Belgian National Team), pending international and league clearance.
THE PALI BLUES SOCCER CLUB
Where Tomorrow's Heroes Play Today
The Pali Blues are the back-to-back National Champions of the USL W-League, the top developmental women’s soccer league in the world.
PALI BLUES ADD DEFENDER CHRISTIE SHANER
Shaner Spent 2009 in WPS with Sky Blue FC and Los Angeles Sol
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Tuesday, March 9, 2010) – Pali Blues Soccer Club head coach Charlie Naimo continues to build a proven roster for the team as it aims for a record third consecutive USL W-League championship this season, announcing today the signing of defender Christie Shaner. A proven winner, Shaner comes to the Blues after spending 2009 with Sky Blue FC and the Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS).
BLUES RECEIVE PALISADES JUNIOR WOMEN'S CLUB GRANT
On Tuesday, March 2 the Pali Blues were the grateful recipients of a grant from the Pacific Palisades Junior Women’s Club.
OPEN LETTER TO PALI BLUES FANS
The Pali Blues Soccer Club, back-to-back national champions of women’s soccer in the USL W-League and an organization dedicated to the growth of the women’s game, was greatly saddened by the news that the Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional Soccer had been forced to discontinue operations.
PALI PEDIGREE SHINES AT WPS DRAFT
The 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) College Draft is in the history books on a day that saw the early rounds dominated by Pali Blues alumni. Nowhere was Pali pedigree on better display than the first round with a whopping six of eleven players selected, including the first five picks in a row.
PALI BLUES ANNOUNCE FIRST SIGNINGS OF 2010
Blues Add Penn State’s Danielle Toney, Matildas Clare Polkinghorne and Karla Reuter
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Tuesday, January 12, 2010) – When a team is coming off back-to-back championships, no time can be wasted when putting together a roster to make a run at a third title. So is the case with the two-time USL W-League champion Pali Blues Soccer Club, who announced today the addition of Penn State forward Danielle Toney and Australian National Team defenders Clare Polkinghorne and Karla Reuter, who are both pending international clearance.
PALI BLUES SEEKING MASCOT SUGGESTIONS
The Phillie Phanatic, The San Diego Chicken, The Milwaukee Brewers’ Racing Sausages… there is something about a sports mascot that makes a night out at the stadium unforgettable. Now, after two championship seasons in the USL W-League, the Palisades’ own Pali Blues Soccer Club is ready to unveil its very own mascot in 2010. The twist is the team is asking its fans, and all Palisades Post readers, to help create one!
SIX PALI BLUE PLAYERS NAMED TO ALL PAC-10 FIRST TEAM
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Monday, November 16, 2009) – Pali Blues players: Kelley O’Hara, Lauren Cheney, Mariah Nogueria, Ali Riley, Christen Press and Kristen Olsen made the 2009 Pac-10 First Team All Conference Wednesday.
A LONG ROAD BACK
Special from U.S. Soccer
Once the teen darling of U.S. goalkeeping, Ashlyn Harris has battled numerous injuries, bouts with self-confidence and some major life decisions over the past five years to finally…finally!...get her first call-up to the full Women’s National Team.
PALI BLUES PLACE FIVE ON HERMANN TROPHY WATCH LIST
Blues Top W-League Teams in Highest Tally Named to List
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Monday, August 31, 2009) – With the 2009 women’s college soccer season officially underway, the NCAA recently announced their watch list for the Hermann Trophy, which is awarded to the top player in the nation at the conclusion of the year. Receiving the highest number of nods amongst the USL W-League member clubs, the back-to-back league champion Pali Blues Soccer Club saw five of their players get named to the list.
PALI BLUES WIN SECOND STRAIGHT W-LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
Blues Defeat Washington Freedom in Title Game, 2-1
Boyds, Md. (Friday, August 7, 2009) – Drama surrounded nearly every minute of the 2009 championship game of the USL W-League tonight at the Maryland SoccerPlex, but the end result was the same as that of the 2008 finale. Behind an 82nd minute game-winner by championship MVP Iris Mora, the Pali Blues Soccer Club prevailed despite being the visiting club to take their second consecutive USL W-League title in as many years of their existence.
PALI BLUES PREPARING FOR SECOND STRAIGHT TITLE GAME
Blues Travel to DC to Play Washington Freedom for Championship
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Wednesday, August 5, 2009) – Kickoff between the Pali Blues Soccer Club and Washington Freedom is rapidly approaching with the W-League championship match slated to get started this Friday at 7:30 p.m. EST (4:30 p.m. PST) at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland. In an attempt to bring home their second straight league crown in as many years of their existence, the Blues will make their second cross-country trip in less than a week today to finalize preparations for the title game.
PALI BLUES ADVANCE TO SECOND STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Blues Defeat Hudson Valley Quickstrike in W-League Semifinals, 4-0
Newburgh, N.Y. (Friday, July 31, 2009) – The Pali Blues Soccer Club showed why they are the defending USL W-League champions tonight at Newburgh Free Academy, defeating the Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues by a tally of 4-0. With a well-balanced effort in every phase of the game, the Blues now advance to their second straight league championship game next weekend.
PALI BLUES WIN PLAYOFF OPENER
In a great night for women’s soccer in Los Angeles, The Pali Blues overcame a second half deficit in dramatic fashion to capture the Western Conference Championship over the visiting Colorado Force.
PALI BLUES AND LOS ANGELES SOL ANNOUNCE LOS ANGELES SOL NIGHT ~ FEATURING MARTA” IN THE PALISADES
Reigning three-time FIFA World Female Player of the Year to promote playoff soccer on July 25
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Monday, July 20, 2009) – In a town known for its star power, the Pacific Palisades can soon add Marta to its list of luminaries to pay a visit. With the Pali Blues locking up the USL W-League Western Conference and the Los Angeles Sol sitting at the top of the standings in Women’s Professional Soccer, playoff fever is poised to strike soccer fans in the Southland. Saturday, July 25 at 7PM – at its upcoming playoff game against the Colorado Force – The Blues will welcome Marta and her Los Angeles Sol teammates to the Pali High School Stadium-by-the-Sea.
PALI BLUES HEAD INTO PLAYOFFS WITH STRONG WIN
Blues Defeat Seattle Sounders 4-1
The Pali Blues (9-0-3) finished the regular season with a victory over the Seattle Sounders (3-3-6) at the Palisades High School Stadium-by-the-Sea. Though Seattle struck first, the Blues showed their resilience and came back for the 4-1 win.
PALI BLUES CLINCH WESTERN CONFERENCE TITLE
Blues Blank Colorado Force 3-0
The Pali Blues (8-0-3) clinched the W-League Western Conference title with a win over the Colorado Force (1-2-6) at home on Friday. After 90 minutes of physical play, the Blues emerged with the 3-0 win.
PALI BLUES CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH 4-0 WIN
Blues Remain Undefeated with Victory Over Ventura County Fusion
The Pali Blues (7-0-3) gave their fans something to celebrate over the July 4th weekend with a 4-0 victory over the Ventura County Fusion (1-5-3). After gaining a 1-0 lead in the first half and triggering a hail of teddy bears for the 1st Annual Teddy Bear Toss, the Blues broke open the game with three more goals in the second half.
PALI BLUES DEFEAT LA LEGENDS
High scoring first half leads to 3-2 win
The Pali Blues Soccer Club (6-0-3) finished their regular season away schedule with a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Legends (1-6-2).
PALI BLUES PRESENT 1ST ANNUAL TEDDY BEAR TOSS
Blues Partner with Upward Bound House and The Elevate Hope Foundation
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, June 11, 2009) - The defending national champion Pali Blues Soccer Club hope to add a little extra meaning to their upcoming game against conference rivals Ventura Fusion with their first annual Pali Blues Teddy Bear Toss. The game, benefiting the children and families of Upward Bound House and The Elevate Hope Foundation, kicks off Sunday, July 5, at 1PM at the Palisades High School Stadium-by-the-Sea.
BLUES TOP VENTURA COUNTY FUSION, 2-1
Ventura, Calif. (Saturday, June 27, 2009) - The Pali Blues Soccer Club increased their regular season record to 5-0-3 after defeating Ventura County Fusion (1-3-2) on Saturday night. Along with the win, the Pali Blues take the number one spot in the USL’s W-League Western Conference.
PALI BLUES CELEBRATE HOMECOMING WITH WIN
Blues Defeat Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Monday, June 24, 2009) -- The Pali Blues Soccer Club (4-0-3) returned to the Stadium-by-the-Sea on Tuesday night to face the Vancouver Whitecaps (1-2-4). After more than a month since the last home game, Pali fans were treated to an exciting 2-1 Blues victory.
PALI BLUES BATTLE SEATTLE SOUNDERS TO STALEMATE
90 Minutes of Action Produces 2-2 Draw
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Saturday, June 6, 2009) – The Pali Blues Soccer Club (2-0-1) ran into a worthy competitor when they traveled to play the Seattle Sounders (2-0-3) on Friday night at the Starfire Complex, and 90 minutes of hard-fought soccer eventually resulted in a 2-2 draw. The contest was the first non-win for the Blues since joining the W-League in 2008, but the team still persevered in this match to run their league unbeaten streak to 17 games.
PALI BLUES PLAY WHITECAPS TO A DRAW IN VANCOUVER
Forward Iris Mora Provides Equalizer in 54th Minute
Burnaby, BC, Canada (Monday, June 8, 2009) – Fans at Swangard Stadium and those watching online at USLlive.com enjoyed a highly contested match between the Pali Blues Soccer Club (2-0-2) and the host Vancouver Whitecaps (0-0-3) on Sunday night. After 90 hard fought minutes between these two clubs, the result was a 1-1 draw.
PALI BLUES ADD OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST TOBIN HEATH
UNC Standout is Second Olympic Gold Medalist on Pali Roster
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, May 28, 2009) – The defending USL W-League champion Pali Blues Soccer Club bolstered its roster today when it became official that U.S. National Team midfielder Tobin Heath is joining the team for the 2009 season. Heath was the youngest member on the U.S. squad when they brought home Olympic Gold last summer, and she joins striker Lauren Cheney as the second player on the Blues roster that brought home a Gold Medal.
L.A. SOL NAME KENZO BERGERON ASSISTANT COACH
Carson, Calif. (Friday, May 22, 2009) – The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) today announced that Kenzo Bergeron, Director of Soccer Operations, has also been named Assistant Coach, Technical Analysis.
PALI BLUES REMAIN UNBEATEN WITH 2-0 VICTORY
Defending W-League Champions Defeat Real Colorado Sunday Afternoon
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Monday, April 6, 2009) – The Pali Blues Soccer Club (2-0-0) were tested by a quality Real Colorado Cougars (1-1-0) side on Sunday afternoon, but the defending USL W-League champions persevered to take a 2-0 result at the Stadium by the Sea. After opening the season with a pair of home victories, the Blues will now hit the road to play their next four contests before returning to the Palisades on Tuesday, June 23rd, to host the Vancouver Whitecaps (0-0-1).
W-LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK
Pali's Emily Wynne Named Player of the Week
TAMPA, FL - United Soccer Leagues announced today the USL W-League Team of the Week for the first week of the W-League season, honoring Pali Blues’ Emily Wynne as Player of the Week. Wynne scored the game winning goal to go along with an assist in Pali’s 2-1 win against the Los Angeles Legends, Saturday night.
PALI BLUES WIN IN SEASON OPENER
Blues Edge L.A. Legends in Highly Contested Match, 2-1
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Saturday, May 9, 2009) - The Pali Blues started the 2009 season right where they left off 2008, in front on a spirited crowd of 902 fans at the Stadium By The Sea with a 2-1 victory over the L.A. Legends. It was a very even match throughout with each team holding the run of play in a half. In the end, it was the Legends that held the edge in shots 11-10.
PALI BLUES ADD THREE TO OPENING DAY ROSTER
Blues Bring More Veteran Leadership to Team
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Friday, May 1, 2009) – The Pali Blues Soccer Club bolstered the roster for their May 9th home opener today, announcing three key acquisitions. English striker Jodie Taylor and defender Beth McNamara will don the powder blue this year, while midfielder Leah Tapscott returns to the Blues after winning a league championship with the club last season.
PALI BLUES POWER ROSTER WITH TWO NEW ADDITIONS
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Friday, April 17, 2009) – The Pali Blues Soccer Club made two key acquisitions to their 2009 roster today, bringing on board a pair of standouts from the University of North Carolina. Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and defender Whitney Engen were announced today as the two newest members of the Blues, who will begin their W-League title defense at home on Saturday, May 9th, when they host the Los Angeles Legends.
PALI BLUES CONTINUE TO BUILD OPENING DAY ROSTER
Blues Add Karyn Riviere, Ella Stephan
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Friday, April 3, 2009) – With opening day a little over a month away, the Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today the addition of University of Connecticut product Karyn Riviere and Florida State freshman Ella Stephan. The duo looks to make immediate contributions to the Blues, who begin their USL W-League title defense on Saturday, May 9th, against the Los Angeles Legends at the Stadium by the Sea.
BLUES ADD UCLA TRIO WITH NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Lauren Cheney Among Newest Players
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Wednesday, March 25, 2009) – The Pali Blues Soccer Club bolstered their roster today with the addition of three UCLA products who have logged international games for their respective nations. U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Lauren Cheney, Canadian National Team striker Kara Lang and Mexican National Team forward Iris Mora are set to join the Blues when they embark upon their sophomore campaign as defending champions of the USL W-League this summer.
BLUES INK COLLEGE CUP CHAMPION NIKKI WASHINGTON
UNC Forward Joins Defending W-League Champs
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Sunday, March 15, 2009) – The Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today that University of North Carolina forward Nikki Washington is joining the defending W-League champions for their 2009 season. Not only does Washington bring national team experience to the Blues, she also has a pair of NCAA College Cup crowns on her resume.
BLUES ADD PALISADES NATIVE AMANDA LISBERGER
Midfielder Joins Reigning W-League Champions
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Wednesday, March 11, 2009) – The Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today that Brentwood School graduate and current Texas Longhorn Amanda Lisberger will play for the team in their sophomore campaign in the USL W-League. With the May 9th season opener quickly approaching, the reigning league champions continue to build their opening day roster as they seek to successfully defend their title in 2009.
STANFORD STANDOUT KELLEY O’HARA JOINS PALI BLUES
Blues Continue to Build Experienced Roster
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Friday, February 27, 2009) – With the May 9th season opener on the horizon, the defending W-League Champion Pali Blues Soccer Club announce today the acquisition of Stanford University forward Kelley O’Hara. In addition to a career full of personal accolades, O’Hara possesses years of experience on multiple levels of the U.S. Women’s National Team.
PALI BLUES ANNOUNCE HIRING OF SHAYON JALAYER
Jalayer Joins Coaching Staff as an Assistant
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, February 19, 2009) – The Pali Blues Soccer Club formally announced today the addition of Shayon Jalayer to their coaching staff for the upcoming W-League season. After winning the 2008 league crown in their inaugural year, Jalayer will join the Blues’ bench on Saturday, May 9th, when they begin their title defense against the Los Angeles Legends at the Stadium by the Sea.
BLUES ADD STANFORD FORWARD CHRISTEN PRESS
W-League Side Continues to Build Second-Year Roster
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Friday, February 13, 2009) – The defending W-League champion Pali Blues Soccer Club bolstered its roster today with the addition of Stanford striker Christen Press. The Blues will continue making acquisitions over the upcoming months in preparation for their sophomore season debut, which will take place on Saturday, May 9th, against the Los Angeles Legends at the Stadium by the Sea.
2009 W-LEAGUE SCHEDULE RELEASED
Pali Blues Kick Off Season on May 9th
Tampa, FL (Tuesday, January 29, 2009) – United Soccer Leagues announced the 2009 regular season schedule for the W-League, which will be kicking off its 15th season with the Hampton Roads Piranhas, one of the league’s original teams from 1995, visiting the Charlotte Lady Eagles in the lone game of Opening Night on Friday, May 8.
BLUES SEE FIVE MORE PLAYERS TAKEN IN WPS DRAFT
Total of 15 Former Players Heading to Women’s Pro Soccer
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Monday, January 19, 2009) – When Women’s Pro Soccer held their second draft this past Friday in St. Louis, the defending W-League Champion Pali Blues Soccer Club saw five players get selected for the inaugural season of WPS. The draft on Friday was the first that included players that are on the verge of college graduation, and no team had more players picked up than the Pali Blues.
PALI BLUES INK FIRST PLAYER OF 2009 ROSTER
New Zealand National Team Midfielder Ali Riley Signs with Team
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, January 14, 2009) – The defending USL W-League Champion Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today their first acquisition for the 2009 season after signing New Zealand National Team midfielder Ali Riley. The Stanford University junior comes to the Blues one summer after playing every minute of the 2008 Olympic Games for New Zealand.
CHARLIE NAIMO NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR
Palisadian-Post Gives Naimo the Honors
It’s hard to imagine a first-year coach, in any sport and at any level, having a more successful season than the one Charlie Naimo enjoyed as pilot of the Pali Blues Soccer Club. That’s why he’s the winner of this year’s Palisadian-Post Coach of the Year Award.
SPECIAL BY PALISADIAN-POST
Pali Blues Named #2 Sports Story of 2008
With another exciting year of sports on the horizon, it’s time to look back at the games, events and athletes that made headlines over the last 12 months in Pacific Palisades. Counting down the Top 10 stories in 2008...
W-LEAGUE 2009 SEASON DETAILS SET
Alignment and Competition Structure Announced for Next Season
Tampa, Fla. -
United Soccer Leagues announced the details for the 2009 USL W-League season. Among the details finalized recently at the 2008 Annual General Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Tampa, FL were the alignment, schedule structure and playoff details for the 2009 competition.
BLUES HONORED AS W-LEAGUE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Kenzo Bergeron Receives Key Grip of the Year Accolades
Tampa, Fla. (Friday, November 21, 2008)
- The much-accomplished inaugural season of the Pali Blues Soccer Club reached its pinnacle in Tampa at the United Soccer Leagues Annual General Meeting tonight when the 2008 league champions were named the W-League Organization of the Year. Also honored at the annual awards banquet was team executive Kenzo Bergeron, who took home the W-League Key Grip of the Year plaque.
PALI BLUES ALUMNAE BID FAREWELL
U-20 Chinese Women’s National Team clips Pali Blues in Exhibition
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Tuesday, November 11, 2008)
- In a farewell match for many Pali Blues alumnae, the U-20 Chinese Women’s National Team scored the deciding goal in the final minutes of play to culminate an exciting evening of soccer. The Pali Blues will return to USL W-League action in May 2009, but many players from the 2008 championship season will be moving on to the new Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS).
PALI BLUES TO HOST CHINESE U-20 NATIONAL TEAM
Blues WPS-Bound Alumnae Play in Farewell Game
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, October 23, 2008)
– In their first action since winning the 2008 USL W-League championship, the Pali Blues Soccer Club will host the Chinese Women’s U-20 National Team on Wednesday, November 12, at the Stadium by the Sea. With kickoff slated for 7:30 PM, emotions will run high as many players will play their final game as members of the Pali Blues before heading to the professional ranks of Women’s Pro Soccer (WPS).
BLUES ANNOUNCE JASON LEMIRE AS GENERAL MANAGER
Veteran of MLS Front Office Begins Preparations for Blues’ Sophomore Campaign
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Wednesday, October 22, 2008)
– As the defending W-League champion Pali Blues Soccer Club embarks upon its second season of play, the team formally announced Jason Lemire as its new General Manager today. In addition to a background in marketing and the non-profit sector, Lemire brings his experience as an account executive in Major League Soccer (MLS), most recently with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
PALI BLUES STOCK WPS ROSTERS
Story courtesy of Dan Lauletta, Special to WomensProSoccer.com
Monday, October 13, 2008
- Kandace Wilson finished 2007 as the WPSL’s leading scorer so her surprise could be forgiven when her new team, the W-League’s Pali Blues, decided to put her on the back line in 2008.
BLUES SEE SEVEN TAKEN IN WPS GENERAL DRAFT
Total of Eight Blues Players Now Headed to WPS
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Monday, October 13, 2008) –
The Pali Blues Soccer Club had a perfect record en route to winning the 2008 W-League championship, and the efforts of those players involved did not go unnoticed. In the Women’s Professional Soccer General Draft on Monday, the Blues saw seven players selected in the four round draft with midfielder Jill Oakes taken second overall by the Bay Area.
NAIMO TO MANAGE PRO TEAM
Story courtesy of Steve Galluzzo, Palisadian-Post
Fresh off leading the Pali Blues to the USL’s W-League soccer championship, Charlie Naimo has been named General Manager of the Los Angeles franchise in the new Women’s Professional Soccer league. The team begins play in the league’s inaugural season in April.
L.A. WPS ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL GENERAL MANAGER
2-Time W-League Champion and Coach of the Year Charlie Naimo to Lead Club
Los Angeles, Calif. (Monday, October 6, 2008)
- The Women’s Professional Soccer Franchise in Los Angeles announced on Friday the hiring of Pali Blues head coach and general manager Charlie Naimo as the club’s inaugural general manager. Naimo looks to build a relationship between the professional level team and W-League club.
WPS INTERNATIONAL DRAFT
Los Angeles Selects Marta with Third Overall Pick
San Francisco, Calif. (Wednesday, September 24, 2008)
– Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) announced the results of its WPS Initial International Draft on Wednesday, officially assigning the WPS-playing rights of those selected by the individual teams. Each team was allowed to draft four international players, providing teams with the opportunity to begin a formal negotiation process with each selected player upon receiving permission from that player’s current club. For the 2009 season, teams will ultimately be allowed to sign up to five international players per roster. The results of the draft included the selection of 10 players from Brazil, four from Japan, three from Australia and three from Canada.
WPS ANNOUNCES U.S. NATIONAL TEAM ALLOCATION
Event in Manhattan Hosted by Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash Begins Countdown to Inaugural 2009 WPS Season
New York, N.Y. (Tuesday, September 16, 2008)
– Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) announced the allocations of the U.S. Women’s National Team to its seven franchises Tuesday during a ceremony at the Sports Museum of America in downtown Manhattan.
USL W-LEAGUE COMBINE A SUCCESS
Players, coaches and executives laud inaugural event
Tampa, Fla. (Thursday, September 11, 2008) -
The inaugural USL W-League Combine concluded Sunday at the Ed Radice Sports Complex in Tampa, wrapping up four days of an impressive display of the W-League’s standard of play represented by 128 of its best post-collegiate players.
CATCHING UP WITH THE COACHES
Coaches Gabarra and Naimo discuss USL W-League Combine
Tampa, Fla. -
With 128 players in action on eight teams at the USL W-League Combine Friday at the Ed Radice Sports Complex in north Tampa, there was plenty to keep the Women’s Professional Soccer and W-League coaches and executives attentive as they scouted the professional prospects over the course of four matches that spanned the afternoon and early evening.
W-LEAGUE COMBINE UPDATE
Jill Oakes – W-League Combine Player Profile
Tampa, Fla. -
The second day of United Soccer Leagues W-League combine came early for the top 16 goalkeepers in the W-League as an 8:30 AM EDT training session gave the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) coaches in attendance an up-close look at each net minder’s athleticism and technique. Two hours later at 10:30 AM all 128 players in attendance gathered for a WPS presentation at Mainsail Suites Hotel in Northwest Tampa. A UBS Luncheon followed at 12:30 where the Profile Player of the Day, Jill Oakes of the 2008 W-League Champion Pali Blues spoke to children about the lessons she has taken away from her, soon to be, professional playing career.
PLAYERS SET FOR USL W-LEAGUE COMBINE
128 Women’s Professional Soccer prospects to gather in Tampa September 4-7
Tampa, Fla. (Wednesday, August 27, 2008)
- United Soccer Leagues announced Wednesday the full list of 128 players who will be participating in the upcoming inaugural USL W-League Combine. The first-year event will give the players the opportunity to showcase their abilities for Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) general managers and coaches at the Ed Radice Sports Complex in Tampa, FL September 4-7.
W-LEAGUE COMBINE PLAYER PROFILES
From September 4-7, the top 128 players from United Soccer Leagues W-League touched down in Tampa to embark on their four-day quest to catch the eye of a Women’s Professional Soccer team at the inaugural W-League Combine. Here is a closer look at each of the players hoping to break into the professional ranks with WPS in 2009. [+]
TEAM USA WINS OLYMPIC GOLD
Blues Head Coach Charlie Naimo Applauds Team, Former Players
Beijing, China (Thursday, August 21, 2008)
– When midfielder Carli Lloyd scored the go-ahead and eventual game-winning goal in today’s Olympic Final, no cheers were louder than that of Blues head coach Charlie Naimo, who had a personal reason for his excitement. Lloyd, along with four other players who were competing for Olympic gold today in Beijing, are former players of the two-time championship coach.
LOCAL DETAILS FOR W-LEAGUE COMBINE SET
11 Participants from Florida Unveiled; Open House Day Scheduled
Tampa, Fla. (Friday, August 15, 2008)
– United Soccer Leagues announced Friday the local contingent of players with ties to Florida, including those from the W-League Tampa Bay Hellenic and Bradenton Academics, who will be participating in the upcoming inaugural USL W-League Combine that will give the players an opportunity to showcase their abilities for WPS and other coaches and scouts. The local schedule details were also announced for the event, which will take place at the Ed Radice Sports Complex in Tampa, FL September 4-7.
20 FOR W-LEAGUE COMBINE UNVEILED
Combine to profile 128 talented players in September
Tampa, Fla. (Friday, August 8, 2008)
– United Soccer Leagues announced Friday that 128 players have been provisionally chosen to participate in the upcoming inaugural USL W-League Combine that will give the players an opportunity to showcase their abilities for Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) and other coaches and scouts. The event will take place at the Ed Radice Sports Complex in Tampa, FL September 4-7.
THREE PALI BLUES NAMED TO ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
USL W-League Announces Championship Honors
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Tuesday, August 5, 2008)
– The 2008 W-League Champion Pali Blues Soccer Club was notified by the USL league office that three players have been selected to the 2008 All-Tournament Team after having superior performances this past weekend in Virginia Beach. Along with Championship MVP Amy LePeilbet, forward Danesha Adams and defender Kandace Wilson got the nod for tournament accolades.
BLUES EDGE FC INDIANA TO WIN W-LEAGUE TITLE
Defender Amy LePeilbet Named Championship MVP
Virginia Beach, Va. (Saturday, August 2, 2008)-
Coming into Saturday night’s W-League championship game, the FC Indiana Lionesses knew it would take the perfect game to defeat the Pali Blues Soccer Club, and for 82 minutes, that is exactly the game they played. Although the nerves of any Blues fan had to be on edge all night, a pair of late goals would give the Blues a tight 2-1 victory and the 2008 W-League crown.
PALI BLUES ADVANCE TO W-LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
Blues Win Narrow Victory Over Defending Champions
Virginia Beach, Va. (Thursday, July 31, 2008)
– World class soccer was on display tonight at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex as the Pali Blues Soccer Club edged out the defending W-League champion Washington Freedom, 2-0. With the victory, the Blues move onto the final game of their inaugural season on Saturday against the FC Indiana Lionesses with the league title at stake.
BLUES FACE WASHINGTON FREEDOM IN SEMIFINALS
Blues Face Strenuous Test in Defending Champions
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Monday, July 28, 2008)
- In their first match since winning the regular season title, the Pali Blues Soccer Club returns to action this Thursday when they meet the Washington Freedom in the W-League Semifinals. Kickoff for this contest is 8:00 p.m. (EST) in Virginia Beach with a berth to the 2008 championship game at stake.
FIVE PALI BLUES NAMED TO ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Val Henderson Wins Goalkeeper Statistical Award
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Saturday, July 26, 2008)
– The USL W-League announced their All-Conference teams, and five members of the Pali Blues Soccer Club got the nod to the Western Conference squad. Blues goalkeeper Val Henderson was also honored for her league-leading 0.142 goals against average when the announcement came from the USL offices in Tampa.
PALI BLUES WIN REGULAR SEASON TITLE
Blues Finish Regular Season a Perfect 12-0 After Victory Over Legends
Anaheim, Calif. (Friday, July 18, 2008)
- The Pali Blues Soccer Club (12-0-0) became the first Western Conference team to ever win the W-League regular season crown tonight following a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Legends (0-9-2). The perfect record marks the third time in five years that Blues head coach Charlie Naimo has finished the regular season as the top team in the league.
PALI BLUES SEEK REGULAR SEASON TITLE ON FRIDAY
Expansion Blues One Win Away from Bringing the Crown to the West
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Wednesday, July 16, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club (11-0-0) will attempt to do what no other Western Conference side in league history has ever done this Friday, and that is win the W-League regular season title. Standing in the way of that accomplishment is their regular season finale on the road against the Los Angeles Legends (0-8-2), slated for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff.
PALI BLUES TAKE SEASON SWEEP OF REAL COLORADO
Five Players Tally Goals En Route to Shutout in Blues Home Finale
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, July 10, 2008) -
Coming into tonight’s home finale for the Pali Blues Soccer Club (11-0-0), head coach Charlie Naimo stressed the importance of maintaining focus and not overlooking a tough Real Colorado Cougars (3-2-3) side. Much to his pleasure, the Blues were ready from the opening whistle of their home finale at the Stadium by the Sea and picked up their sixth straight shutout in W-League action, 6-0.
PALI BLUES HOST REAL COLORADO IN HOME FINALE
Blues Seek Win in Pursuit of W-League Regular Season Title
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Wednesday, July 9, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club (10-0-0) will close out their home slate this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. when they host the Real Colorado Cougars (3-1-2) at the Stadium by the Sea. After winning the Western Conference regular season title this past Saturday, the Blues now have the W-League regular season crown in their sights.
PALI BLUES HOLD OFF SOUNDERS, 1-0
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Saturday, July 5, 2008)
- The Pali Blues Soccer Club (10-0-0) kept their perfect record in tact after overcoming a valiant effort from the Seattle Sounders (2-3-4) on Saturday night, 1-0. With the victory and two games remaining on their schedule, the Blues have been crowned the 2008 Western Conference regular season champions.
PALI BLUES REMAIN UNBEATEN
Blues Defeat Fort Collins Force in Physical Match-Up
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Monday, June 30, 2008)
- The Pali Blues Soccer Club (9-0-0) continued their unbeaten run on Monday night, fighting off a determined Fort Collins Force (3-4-2) for a 2-0 victory at the Stadium by the Sea. With the result, the Pali Blues are just one win away from taking the regular season crown in the Western Conference.
BLUES HOST FORCE IN BATTLE OF CONFERENCE FOES
Pali Blues Head into Home Stretch as Western Conference Leaders
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Friday, June 27, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club (8-0-0) return home to the friendly confines of the Stadium by the Sea this Monday to host the Fort Collins Force (2-3-1) in a crucial Western Conference match-up. With only four games remaining on the regular season slate, this contest has critical implications on the inaugural campaign of the Blues.
PALI BLUES EDGE SEATTLE IN CONFERENCE MATCH-UP
Forward Danesha Adams Nets Late Penalty Kick for Win
Tukwila, Wash. (Tuesday, June 24, 2008) –
The first place Pail Blues (8-0-0) played to a heart-pounding finish tonight against the Western Conference’s 5th place Seattle Sounders (1-2-3) at the Starfire Sports Complex before a raucous crowd of onlookers.
PALI BLUES PICK UP 7TH WIN IN VANCOUVER
Club Defeats Whitecaps in Tough Road Match-Up
Vancouver, BC Canada (Sunday, June 22, 2008)
- The Pali Blues Soccer Club stretched their first-place advantage in the Western Conference to a four-point cushion tonight after prevailing over the Vancouver Whitecaps (5-2-2) by a count of 3-0. With the win, the Blues improve their regular season record to 7-0-0.
PALI BLUES HIT THE ROAD FOR TWO-GAME SWING
Blues Face Big Test in the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, June 19, 2008)
– The Western Conference leading Pali Blues Soccer Club (6-0-0) set out to play a pair of difficult conference match-ups in the upcoming days. The Blues travel north of the border for a game with the Vancouver Whitecaps (5-1-2) on Sunday before traveling to Washington for a Tuesday evening contest against the Seattle Sounders (1-1-3).
INDIA TROTTER SIGNS WITH PALI BLUES
National Team Player Looks to Strengthen Dangerous Attack
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Tuesday, June 17, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club (6-0-0) announced today the acquisition of U.S. National Team player India Trotter. The addition of Trotter comes midway through the inaugural campaign of the Blues in the USL W-League with the team currently sitting atop the Western Conference standings.
BLUES TOPPLE WHITECAPS TO RETAIN FIRST PLACE
Blues Take Four-Point Cushion in Western Conference
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Sunday, June 15, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club (6-0-0) put forth an impressive 90 minutes today to defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps (5-1-2) in a battle for the top spot in the Western Conference. Four different players tallied goals for the unbeaten Blues with goalkeeper Val Henderson taking the blank slate in net.
BLUES HOST WHITECAPS IN BATTLE OF UNBEATENS
Blues Return Home for Critical Midseason Match-Up
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Friday, June 13, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club (5-0-0) face a real test this Sunday when they host the unbeaten Vancouver Whitecaps (4-0-2) for the top spot in the Western Conference. Kickoff for the contest is slated for 1:00 p.m. at the Stadium by the Sea.
PALI BLUES PLAY U-23 NATIONAL TEAM TO A DRAW
Carson, Calif. (Wednesday, June 10, 2008)
- The Pali Blues Soccer Club played to a draw against the United States Under 23 National Team at The Home Depot Center. The result was somewhat surprising after the team’s seven-goal weekend, but the National Team proved to be a well-organized, technically sound, physical opponent, with 17 total fouls recorded during play.
CROSS LEADS PALI BLUES PAST REAL COLORADO
Foward Nets 1st Half Hat Trick to Lead Blues
Centennial, Colo. (Sunday, June 7, 2008)
- The Pali Blues Soccer Club (5-0-0) picked up a second win over a conference foe in three days today when they defeated the Real Colorado Cougars (2-1-1) by a count of 5-1. Forward Katy Cross led the Blues attack by netting a first half hat trick.
PALI BLUES EDGE FORT COLLINS FORCE
Blues Hold on for Hard-Fought Victory
Fort Collins, Colo. (Friday, June 6, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club improved their overall regular season record to 4-0-0 after closing out a tight 2-1 road win over the Fort Collins Force (1-3-1) on Friday night. After scoring a pair of first half goals, the Blues rallied to secure the victory over their Western Conference foe.
PALI BLUES ARE COLORADO BOUND
Blues Ready for Two-Game Weekend
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Friday, June 6, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club (3-0-0) headed to Colorado today for a critical two-game set over the weekend. The club plays the Fort Collins Force (1-2-0) tonight before traveling to Centennial to take on the unbeaten Real Colorado Cougars (2-0-1) on Sunday afternoon.
KABELLIS NAMED TO W-TEAM OF THE WEEK
Defender Becomes Third Pali Blues Player to Receive Honor
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, June 5, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club (3-0-0) learned today that defender Kara Kabellis has been named to the W-League Team of the Week following her performance in a 3-1 victory over the Ventura County Fusion this past Saturday. The Blues have now had a player named to the W-League Team of the Week after each of their first three regular season contests.
PALI BLUES TO PLAY U.S. U-23 NATIONAL TEAM
Blues and U-23s to Face Off at The Home Depot Center
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Tuesday, June 3, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today that they will play the U.S. U-23 National Team on Wednesday, June 11. Kickoff is slated for 6:00 p.m. at The Home Depot Center.
THREE GOAL SECOND HALF SPARKS PALI BLUES
Blues Remain Unbeaten After Three Games
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Saturday, May 31, 2008)
- The Pali Blues Soccer Club increased their regular season record to 3-0-0 after defeating the Ventura County Fusion (0-3-1) in a hard-fought 3-1 victory on Saturday night. After a scoreless first half, the Blues put forth a three goal effort in the second half to secure the win.
PALI BLUES PARTNER
WITH FUTBOLEROS SOCCER ENTERTAINERS
The Pali Blues Soccer Club is pleased to announce their partnership with the Futboleros Soccer Clinics! All clinics will be held before Pali Blues home matches at the Stadium by the Sea.
BLUES RETURN FROM BYE WEEK TO HOST FUSION
Ventura County Comes to the Stadium by the Sea for Week One Rematch
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, May 29, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club (2-0-0) returns to the friendly confines of the Stadium by the Sea this Saturday when they host the Ventura County Fusion (0-2-1) at 7:00 p.m. The Blues were able to defeat the Fusion by a count of 5-0 when the two clubs played during the opening weekend of the 2008 W-League season.
JILL OAKES NAMED TO W-TEAM OF THE WEEK
Blues Receive Selection for Second Consecutive Week
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Wednesday, May 21, 2008) –
The USL announced today the W-League Team of the Week, and Blues midfielder Jill Oakes got the nod for her performance this past weekend in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Legends. This marks the second consecutive week that a Pali Blues player has received the league honor as midfielder Collette McCallum was awarded the same accolades for her two-goal effort in a game one win over the Ventura County Fusion.
PALI BLUES WIN IN HOME OPENER
Goals Coming From Four Different Players
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Saturday, May 17, 2008)
– Four different players scored for the Pali Blues (2-0-0) during the 2008 home opener against the LA Legends (0-1-0). In a front of a crowd of 1027, the home team out shot the visitors 27-7, with four of those shots turning into goals for the Blues.
PALI BLUES TO PLAY HOME DEBUT
Blues Set to Open W-League Home Schedule
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Wednesday, May 14, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club (1-0-0) are prepared to play their inaugural home game at the Stadium by the Sea when they host the Los Angeles Legends (0-0-0) this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. in this Western Conference match-up.
McCALLUM SELECTED TO W-TEAM OF THE WEEK
Blues Midfielder Awarded for Two Goal Effort
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, May 15, 2008) –
The Pali Blues Soccer Club (1-0-0) have learned from the USL league office that midfielder Collette McCallum has been selected to the W-League Team of the Week for her performance this past Saturday in a 5-0 opening day victory over the Ventura County Fusion.
PALI BLUES VICTORIOUS IN W-LEAGUE OPENER
Offensive Second Half Produces Five Goals
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Saturday, May 10, 2008)
– Pali Blues midfielder Collette McCallum and forward Rosie Tantillo each knocked in a pair of second half goals to pave the way for a 5-0 victory for the visiting Pali Blues Soccer Club (1-0-0) over the Ventura County Fusion (0-1-0) tonight in Ventura. The regular season opener marked the first W-League contest in team history.
BLUES ANXIOUSLY AWAIT REGULAR SEASON OPENER
Blues to play Ventura County Fusion in W-League Debut
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Saturday, May 10, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club are making their final preparations for what will be their first-ever regular season match-up in the USL W-League. The Blues travel to Ventura, California, today to play their Western Conference foes, the Ventura County Fusion.
BLUES ADD NATIONAL TEAM DEFENDER
Carrie Dew Acquired for Inaugural W-League Season
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Thursday, May 1, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club made official today the signing of 2006 Big East Defender of the Year Carrie Dew. The Notre Dame standout brings another talented back to the Blues in their first-ever season in the USL W-League.
BLUES FINISH PRESEASON WITH A TIE
Team remains undefeated in 12 games
TRIO JOINS PALI BLUES SOCCER CLUB
Prado, Cross and Snyder Join Blues in Inaugural Campaign
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Monday, April 28, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today the acquisitions of midfielders Erika Prado, Katy Cross and forward Rachelle Snyder. The group joins the Pali Blues for their inaugural season in the USL W-League that opens this May.
BLUES REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN PRESEASON
Team has added one last preseason tune-up
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Saturday, April 19, 2008)
- The Pali Blues defeated Loyola Marymount 1-0 on Saturday, April 19th, bringing their overall record to 10-0-1 with nine shutouts.This was the fifth game of the Blues’ preseason campaign. With this win, the team remains undefeated.
PALI BLUES ADD NATIONAL TEAM DEFENDER
Amy LePeilbet Joins Experienced Crew of Backs
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Friday, April 18, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club increased their U.S. Women’s National Team experience today when they made official the addition of defender Amy LePeilbet. The former Arizona State Sun Devil joins the Blues amid preparation for their inaugural season in the USL W-League.
THE PALI BLUES
EXTEND THEIR WINNING STREAK TO FOUR GAMES
Only One Game Left in Preseason Campaign
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (April 16, 2008) –
The Pali Blues have now won four straight games as they beat UCLA 1-0 in front of about 750 onlookers Wednesday night. It was the first home game of their five game preseason series. The Blues decided to play this match in order to raise money for the Painted Turtle, presenting the organization with a $10,000 check during halftime.
TALENTED PALI BLUES ROSTER GROWS
Blues Add Two More Players
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Friday, April 11, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today the additions of defender Erin Hardy and forward Mele French. The acquisitions become official just two days after the Blues defeated the U.S. Women’s U-20 National Team by a score of 4-2 at The Home Depot Center.
PALI BLUES CONTINUE THEIR PRESEASON DOMINANCE
The Blues Extend Their Winning Streak
Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Tuesday, April 8, 2008) —
The Pali Blues extended their winning streak to three games as they defeated the U.S. Women’s Under-20 National Team, 4-2, at The Home Depot Center in front of about 75 onlookers.
PALI BLUES PARTNER WITH “THE PAINTED TURTLE” CHARITY
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Thursday, April 3, 2008)
- The Pali Blues Soccer Club made official today their involvement with “The Painted Turtle” charity for seriously ill children. All proceeds from the Blues’ 7:30 p.m. preseason exhibition with UCLA on Wednesday, April 16, at the Stadium by the Sea will go towards the camp.
ITALIAN STAR ILARIA PASQUI WELCOMED TO PALI BLUES
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Tuesday, April 1, 2008)
- The Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today the addition of former Italian National Team striker and Serie A standout Ilaria Pasqui. Following international clearance, she is set to join the Pali Blues in their inaugural season in the USL W-League this summer.
PALI BLUES 6, USC 0
Game Summary (March 29, 2008)
The Pali Blues took on USC’s Women’s soccer team today at USC, beating them 6-0. Aly Wagner assisted on both first half goals, the first in the 15th minute of play by Liz Bogus. Danesha Adams followed up 20 minutes later with a goal of her own. Four minutes into the second half, Katy Cross found the back of the net, with Adams tallying an assist. Bogus scored her second goal of the game in the 81st minute, with Camille Levin notching her first assist. Levin went on to assist on both of Rosie Tantillo’s goals. Tantillo, a former USC player, scored in both the 88th and 90th minute.
FORMER W-LEAGUE CHAMPION DEFENDERS JOIN PALI BLUES
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Wednesday, March 26, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club made official today the acquisitions of defenders Beth McNamara and Sasha Andrews. The duo joins the Blues in the Pacific Palisades with a combined three USL W-League championships already in their trophy cases.
PALI BLUES CONTINUE TO FILL OUT ROSTER
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Friday, March 14, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today the additions of midfielders Kara Kabellis, Rosie Tantillo, Leah Tapscott and forward Kandace Wilson. The foursome officially joined the Blues a week after it was announced that three members of the Australia National Team have come aboard the Blues for their inaugural season.
PALI BLUES ANNOUNCE PRESEASON SCHEDULE
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Thursday, March 13, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club revealed today a five-game preseason slate. The club plans to use the exhibitions to prepare them for their upcoming inaugural season in the USL W-League which is scheduled to begin this summer.
PALI BLUES PARTNER WITH PALISADIAN-POST
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Wednesday, March 12, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club announce today that the Palisadian-Post is on board as the Official Media Partner of the team. This announcement comes just days after the Blues acquired three members of the Australia National Team for their inaugural season in the USL W-League which is scheduled to commence in May.
AUSTRALIA NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS
ADDED TO PALI BLUES
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Friday, March 7, 2008) –
The Pali Blues Soccer Club today announced the acquisitions of three established players with the Australia National Team. Pending international clearance, midfielder Collette McCallum, forward Sarah Walsh and forward Caitlin Munoz are set to play for the Blues this summer in their inaugural season in the USL W-League.
PALI BLUES ANNOUNCE SEASON TICKET PRICING
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Thursday, March 6, 2008) –
The Pali Blues Soccer Club officially announce today the pricing of season tickets for their inaugural season in the USL W-League, scheduled to commence in May. The Blues will play their first home game at the “Stadium by the Sea” on Saturday, May 17, when they host the Los Angeles Legends.
VERT FITNESS ON BOARD AS A PALI BLUES SPONSOR
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Friday, February 29, 2008) –
The Pali Blues Soccer Club is pleased to announce that VERT Fitness is now an official sponsor of the team. VERT Fitness comes aboard for what is the inaugural season of the W-League expansion team, the Pali Blues.
PALI BLUES SOLIDIFY GOALKEEPER POSITION
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Monday, February 25, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club are seemingly set at the goalkeeper position, announcing today the signings of Karen Bardsley and Valerie Henderson. The duo looks to backstop the club this year in their inaugural season in the USL W-League.
PALI BLUES CONTINUE TO ADD NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
PACIFIC PALISADES (Tuesday, February 19, 2008) –
The roster for the Pali Blues Soccer Club steadily grows, and the level of U.S. National Team involvement is on the rise. Today, the Blues announce the signing of midfielder Jill Oakes, midfielder Brittany Klein and forward Elizabeth Bogus.
PALI BLUES TAKE HOME CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE SILVER MUG TOURNAMENT
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Monday, February 11, 2008)
– The Pali Blues Soccer Club headed to Las Vegas this past weekend and returned to the Pacific Palisades as champions of the 2008 Silver Mug Tournament presented by Friendship Sports, Inc. The tournament pitted the Blues against some very experienced clubs in a series of highly-contested match ups.
THE PALI BLUES HEAD TO LAS VEGAS FOR THE SILVER MUG TOURNAMENT
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Thursday, February 7, 2008)
- The Pali Blues Soccer Club of the USL W-League will travel to Las Vegas this weekend to participate in the Silver Mug Tournament presented by Friendship Sports, Inc. The series of games will be the first formal match ups for the Blues since the club played to a 1-1 draw against the Beijing Women’s Soccer Team on January 4 at the “Stadium by the Sea.”
DANESHA ADAMS SIGNS WITH PALI BLUES
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Friday, January 25, 2008)–
As their inaugural season in the USL W-League approaches for the Pali Blues Soccer Club, the team continues to add accomplished players to their talented roster. The Blues officially announced today that the 2006 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year and former UCLA standout Danesha Adams has signed with the club.
PALI BLUES ANNOUNCE LEAGUE SCHEDULE
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Tuesday, January 22, 2008)
- The USL W-League made official the 2008 schedule, and the Pali Blues Soccer Club will play the first game of their inaugural season on the road against the Ventura County Fusion on Saturday, May 10 at 5 p.m. The following weekend, the Blues will host the Los Angeles Legends in their inaugural home match on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the “Stadium by the Sea”.
PALI BLUES ADD MANYA MAKOSKI
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Wednesday, January 9, 2008)
- The Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today that Manya Makoski will be joining the team for their inaugural season in the USL W-League. The Arizona State alumna who has achieved much international success figures to be a staple for the expansion franchise.
PALI BLUES 1, BEIJING 1
Match Analysis by Head Coach Charlie Naimo
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (Friday, January 4, 2008)-
After having time to digest last night’s events, my thoughts remain the same - I could not be happier with our group after drawing 1-1 with one of the top two teams in China.
PALI BLUES TO HOST
THE BEIJING WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (December 28, 2007)- The Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today that they will host the Beijing Women’s Soccer Team in an international friendly match. The game will take place on Friday, January 4, 2008, in the newly-renovated "Stadium by the Sea" at Palisades High School at 7:00 p.m.
KENDALL FLETCHER SIGNS AS FIRST-EVER PLAYER FOR PALI BLUES
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. (December 26, 2007)- The Pali Blues Soccer Club announced today that Kendall Fletcher has signed with its W-League team for the 2008 season. Fletcher becomes the first player to sign with the Pacific Palisades team. The former University of North Carolina standout and FIFA World Youth champion is considered one of the top American defenders and will give the Blues much needed experience in the backline.
PALI BLUES FIND A HOME AT THE "STADIUM BY THE SEA"
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -
High atop a hill, surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains and overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean, sits Palisades High School ’s newly-renovated ‘Stadium by the Sea’. This upcoming season, the state-of-the-art facility will be the home to one of the newest teams in the USL W-League, the Pali Blues.
KHOURY BROTHERS JOIN COACHING STAFF
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -
The Pali Blues Soccer Club of the USL W-League proudly announced today that Walid and Ziad Khoury have came aboard as assistant coaches. The two nationally acclaimed coaches of the Slammers FC youth soccer program will join Head Coach Charlie Naimo on the sidelines when the 2008 season opens.
PALI BLUES LAUNCH WEBSITE
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif.- The Pali Blues Soccer Club of the USL W-League proudly announced today the launching of the team website, www.bluessoccerclub.com. The fully-interactive site will serve as the primary information outlet for the club.
EXPANSION PALI BLUES REVEAL ACCOMPLISHED COACHING STAFF
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - One of the newest franchises in the USL W-League revealed the names of their inaugural coaching staff today. The Pali Blues announced that former W-League Coach of the Year Charlie Naimo will serve as head coach and General Manager, and Skylar Little has been named assistant coach.
PALI BLUES ANNOUNCE ARRIVAL IN USL W-LEAGUE
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -
The Pacific Palisades learned today that they will have a brand new franchise to support starting in 2008. California businessmen and soccer fanatics Ali Mansouri and Rudi Bianchi announced today that they have secured the rights to the newest organization in the USL W-League, the Pali Blues.
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