SMOKEY POINT, Wash. — Snohomish County Football Club has joined the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) and will play beginning in November 2020 for the men and Spring 2021 for the women.
The Steelheads (men) and Silvers (women) will train and play their home matches in the Snohomish Sports Dome in Snohomish. SnoCo FC and the Dome recently announced a partnership. The Dome is under new management and is undergoing a facelift including improved spectator amenities and a bar.
SnoCo FC co-founder and player Andrew Escalante will act as Coordinator of Indoor Soccer for the club. “I believe by adding this program, we are showing a lot of growth in just four years. Plus, it shows how serious of a club we are.”
Escalante is a veteran of indoor soccer, having previously started the Arlington Aviators in the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) before the Arlington indoor soccer facility shutdown. “I’ve played in the WISL/PASL for four different clubs, with the Steelheads going to be number five, over the last 10 years. I’ve seen a lot of different styles, coaches and players. The biggest thing missing was a disciplined program with a true identity. I believe we will be clear with ours; that’s what will make us different.”
The Snohomish Skyhawks have been playing indoor soccer for more than a decade in the Snohomish Soccer Dome in the WISL. Last year, 10 Steelheads competed on the Skyhawks roster.
Even though they have not played a match since winning the Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) title in 2019, SnoCo FC are making news as they prepare to return to play. In late June, SnoCo FC announced the addition of the Silvers in 2021 known as the Silvers.
The WISL began the women’s league this spring that was suspended after a couple of weeks because of the pandemic. The Lady Skyhawks represented Snohomish in the league and will continue in 2021 under the Snohomish County FC banner with the Silvers name for the indoor squad.