Welcome to the Roosevelt High School boys soccer website. The 2013 season ended in May when Roosevelt came in third in the state final playoffs. It was the best finish for Roosevelt in the history of its boys soccer program.
Boys soccer is a spring sport. The 2014 season will start with physical conditioning in December, followed by tryouts, usually held around the last week in February 2014. There are three teams — a JVC team, JV team and Varsity team. If your son is interested in playing for one of the teams in 2014, look for announcements of the conditioning schedule in December and tryouts in February — they will be posted in the daily bulletin as well as on this website.
You can find out more about how the RHS team works by reading prior posts on this blog or visiting the FAQ page.
Where: WoodlandPark, Shelter #2
1000 N 50th Street
*** The Shelter is located on the hill behind the tennis courts at Lower Woodland. Head westbound on NE 50th St. Cross Stone way Avenue North. Pass the tennis courts. Make the first right after the tennis courts on Woodland Park Ave North.
When: 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 7
Why: Because we want to celebrate the success of each of our three teams. After we finish eating we will break into our various Squads. The coaches will make their remarks about the season and hand out awards to various team members. And, or course the players and families will have time say thanks to the coaches.
What to Bring: The Program will supply a cake and some pizza. Families are asked to bring the following:
Varsity\JV: Main dish, side dish, or salad.
JVC: Beverages and desserts
RSVP: We’d like to be able to have enough pizza for the Squad. So, please let your Team Manager know if you plan to attend and how many family members you are bringing.
The 2013 Varsity squad
Roosevelt ended an amazing, come-from-behind season with a spectacular win at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup Saturday, finishing with a dramatic shootout against Snohomish High School to win 3-2. Roosevelt came in third place in the state – the best finish in school history.
More about the game at the end of this Seattle Times story (scroll to the bottom).
We win! Final score is 3-2 and Roosevelt wins on the last possible penalty kick. The fans go crazy. Congratulations on a brilliant 3rd place finish.
2nd OT over. The longest season is going to end with penalty kicks
1st 5 min overtime over and still 2-2
2′ and 2-2
10′ left – still 2-2. Go squad go
19′ left – Jacob scores off Tucker’s corner kick and it’s all tied up 2-2!
26′ left and Snohomish scores. 2-1, Snohomish
36′ left in 2nd half – Snohomish scores. 1-1
Halftime. Roosevelt still up 1-0. It’s a rough, physical game out there.
10′ left in 1st half, still 1-0
20′ left in 1st half, still 1-0
32′ left – Roosevelt scores! 1-0. Danny scores with assist by Shane
Game has just started at Sparks Field in Puyallup.
Roosevelt plays Snohomish at noon today for either a third or fourth place finish in the state. Updates will be posted here.
Here are some pictures from Friday’s game: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.526849757377475.1073741924.172237939505327&type=1
Union wins, 2-1
3′ – no change. Running out of time.
10′ – still 2-1 Union.
22′ – oh no, Union scores. 2-1, Union
31′ -Tucker scores! big kick and ball went right through goalie’s hands. 1-1
35′ – Union scores. 1-0, Union.
Second half just started
Halftime and it’s still 0-0. RHS looks great but anything could happen out here.
10′ – still no score! riders have made some great attempts though
20′ – no score yet
The game is underway in Puyallup. Roosevelt in white, Union in black. Lots of Roosevelt fans here.
If you can’t make the Final Four games in Puyallup this weekend, there are a multitude of options for tracking how the Riders are doing — here on this website, on the WIAA website, or on your phone if you’re a Twitter aficionado:
Twitter: We’ve got a live feed from Brian Vance’s Twitter account (@RooseveltHS) over on the right-hand sidebar of the page, since we hear that Brian will be tweeting from the game. Or just follow him yourself on your Twitter account. Other likely sources of tweets from the game are @SeaTimesPreps (Seattle Times prep sports reporters) and @seattlesoccer.
This Website: We’ll be attempting to post live updates from the game(s) in a post at the top of the page. Hit “Refresh” often.
WIAA video coverage: A Web broadcast is available for the 2013 semifinal and final state tournament games, although we think it might be delayed by a few hours, as the site notes an 11 p.m. broadcast time on Friday for Roosevelt’s 8 p.m. game against Union. Here are the directions:
1. Go to wiaa.com. A “Tournament Central” box will appear in the middle of your screen.
2. Click on “Go to Tournament Central.”
3. Scroll down to the bottom right section – “soccer” – and click on “4a Tournament Central webcast”
4. A screen titled “WIAA Network” will appear. Click on the words in yellow marked “Full Schedule.” This will take you to a screen titled “Play On!”
5. On the next screen, scroll down to the bottom right. Click on the tab for page 2, then click on “Roosevelt vs. Union, Friday at 11 p.m.”
This Memorial Day weekend, the SQUAD marches forth into the Semi-Final bracket of the State Tournament. The guys are playing their best soccer of the season. They are exciting to watch and sure to entertain. So, come on out and support our lads in their quest to become the most decorated soccer Squad in the history of RHS. Fan support is vital in mounting their attack against the Union Titans.
What: Washington State 4A Boy’s Soccer Tournament: Semi-Finals (The Final Four)
Who: Roosevelt High School (Seattle) vs. Union (Vancouver)
Where: Sparks Stadium (Covered), 5th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371 (Approximately 42 miles from Seattle – watch out for holiday traffic). MAP.
When: Friday, May 24th
Time: 8:00 pm
The winner of the Roosevelt vs. Union game advances to the Championship Game: May 25th – 4:00 pm at Sparks Stadium
The loser of the Roosevelt vs. Union game plays to determine the 3rd & 4th place State Team: May 25th – 12:00 pm at Sparks Stadium
“The Roosevelt High School boys soccer team was just good enough to finish in a tie for fourth place in the KingCo 4A regular-season standings.
“Now, peaking at the right time, the Roughriders (13-5-2) are poised to be top-four or better finish in the Class 4A state playoffs.
“Calling it flipping the switch.”
Read the interview with Val and hear more about what a Seattle Times sports reporter had to say about Roosevelt’s playoff run.
Curious to know about the other teams that made the state 4A boys soccer final four?
Roosevelt will meet Vancouver’s Union High in Friday’s game. Here’s how Union won their last match against a Spokane team Saturday.
Also in the tournament: Federal Way’s Jefferson High, which beat Inglemoor 1-0 on Saturday and is the 12th-ranked boys soccer team in the country. They’ll be playing Snohomish, which beat Camas at home on Saturday to advance to the final four.
Finally, here’s the Roosevelt school newspaper’s own take on the Richland win.