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Goal! Where to watch the World Cup in Greenwood-Phinney

June 10th, 2014 by Doree

You’ve got several options if you’re looking to stay in the neighborhood while watching World Cup games, which start on Thursday and go through July 13, including The Yard, 8313 Greenwood Ave. N., and The Dray, 708 NW 65th St., which is showing all the games live (check out their schedule).

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting free screenings for all the USA games, as well as a few other showpiece games and the finals.

Lantern Brewing, 938 N. 95th St., will be showing select games, including Thursday’s home opener.

The Angry Beaver, 8412 Greenwood Ave. N., will show all the games.

Prost!, 7311 Greenwood Ave. N., will show all the USA and Germany matches, while its sister restaurant across the street, Hecho, at 7314 Greenwood Ave. N., will show all the USA and Mexico matches.

The 74th St. Alehouse is showing all the 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. games with sound. They’ll be open early for some of the games. Check their Facebook page for updated match schedules.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is once again turning its Community Hall in the Brick Building into a public viewing experience with a 14-foot-by-8-foot screen to show 40+ matches live. Admission is free but donations are gladly accepted (suggested donation is $3 for adults, $2 for kids, or $10 for a family of four or more). At least one food truck will be at every game. Every event is all-ages, and there’s even childcare provided on June 21-22. Check the schedule for the full list of food trucks and which games will feature a face painter.

Any other neighborhood venues showing World Cup games? Let us know below in Comments or email us.

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Phinney Center to show all U.S. Women’s Olympic soccer games live on the big screen

July 24th, 2012 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association will show every U.S. Women’s Olympic soccer game live on its 14-by-8-foot movie screen in the Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

It’s free, but donations will be accepted, and you can bring your own food and drink. All ages are welcome. Doors open 30 minutes before game time.

The first game starts at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, when the USA takes on France.

The U.S. competes against Colombia starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 28.

Then they take on Korea DPR at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31.

Check the website for information on later games if the U.S. advances.

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Phinney Center to show European Championship soccer matches on the big screen

June 7th, 2012 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association will show select soccer matches from the European Championships from June 11 to July 1 on the big screen.

The 14-by-8-foot movie screen will be inthe Brick Building’s Community Hall. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help offset costs. You can even bring in your own food and drink, and the PNA provides free WiFi if you need to get some work done at the same time.

Click here for the complete event schedule and more information. (Each match is also listed in our Events calendar.)

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Sign up now for Woodland Soccer Club fall program

May 23rd, 2012 by Doree

Registration for this fall’s session of the Woodland Soccer Club is now open. Woodland’s boundaries are between Lake Union and N/NW 85th Street, and 8th Avenue NW and I-5. Register before June 1 for lower rates and a better chance of getting on a team with friends or classmates.

Younger players (under 9) play with modified soccer rules. “Mod Soccer” allows play with fewer players on smaller fields. This gives the kids more touches on the ball and more involvement. Each team is made of players of the same age and sex. The teams play other teams from nearby clubs. Teams usually play 8 games starting the first weekend after Labor Day.

U7 (born Aug 05 – July 07) kids play on teams of 6 kids each. The games are 3 vs 3. Most U7 teams practice once a week. Games are on Saturdays at Wallingford Park.

Check out the website for more information or to register online.

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USA vs. France in the Women’s World Cup on the big screen at PNA Wednesday morning

July 12th, 2011 by Doree

Team USA takes on France in the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup Wednesday morning, and you can watch it live on the big screen at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Community Hall in the Brick Building.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m., game starts at 9 a.m. Suggested donation is $3 for adults, $2 for children, or $10 for the whole family. Refreshments will be available.

Later, watch Sweden vs. Japan in the other semifinal matchup. Doors for that match open at 11:15 a.m., games starts at 11:45 a.m.

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USA plays Brazil in Women’s World Cup on Sunday, see it on the big screen at Pig ‘n Whistle

July 9th, 2011 by Doree

Team USA will play Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup Sunday morning, and you can see it live on the big screen at the Pig ‘n Whistle Pub, 8412 Greenwood Ave. N. Doors open at 8 a.m., game starts at 8:30 a.m.

The Pig ‘n Whistle teamed up with the Phinney Neighborhood Center to show all Sunday games of the Women’s World Cup. All other games are being shown at the Phinney Center’s Community Hall in the brick building, on a giant screen.

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USA plays Sweden in Women’s World Cup, 11:45 a.m. today on the big screen at Phinney Center

July 6th, 2011 by Doree

The USA women’s soccer team plays Sweden in the Women’s World Cup in Germany today. You can watch it live on a huge screen at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. (in the brick building).

Doors open at 11:15 a.m.; game starts at 11:45 a.m. Refreshments will be sold, and you can get your team colors on by face painter Alethea. Suggested donation is $3 for adults, $2 for children, or $10 for the whole family.

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Phinney Center hosting women’s World Cup on big screen this summer

June 16th, 2011 by Doree

After last year’s successful run of showing men’s World Cup soccer on a huge screen at the Phinney Neighborhood Center’s Community Hall, they’ll be doing it again this summer for the women’s World Cup.

About 20 soccer matches will be shown live on a giant 14-by-8 feet movie screen from June 26 through July 17. The PNA’s Community Hall is in the Brick Building, on the corner of North 67th Street and Dayton Avenue North. Enter through the PNA’s lower parking lot.

The U.S. Women’s team – which is a two-time World Cup champion and currently ranked number one – will compete against 15 of the world’s best teams in Germany.

Home country favorites, Germany, have won two straight World Cups, while the U.S. team is coming off a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a record 8th Algarve Cup win. Brazil, led by five-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Marta, hopes to shed the runner-up label and win its first major global soccer title.

Families from all over Puget Sound can experience the excitement of a World Cup at this all-ages event. Entry to this event will be on a first come first serve basis. Suggested donations for the event are $3/game for adults; $2/game for children (under 18) or $10/game for families. Refreshments will be on hand.

The event is co-hosted by the Pig ‘n Whistle Pub, which will show all Sunday matches. Both venues are all ages.

(Image courtesy of the Phinney Neighborhood Association.)

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Youth sports registrations

April 20th, 2011 by Doree

Youth sports are getting underway for the spring and summer. Here are two with upcoming registrations.

Woodland Soccer Club will open registration for fall soccer on May 1. WSC fields recreational soccer teams for kids U6-U19. Club boundaries are south of 85th Street to the Ship Canal, and NW 8th Avenue to I-5.

For more information and to register, click here.

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s play-based tennis league for youth with little to no experience takes place at 14 community centers across the city.

The USTA (United States Tennis Association) developed QuickStart tennis, after decades of refining an introductory program, to get youth playing tennis. Last year Seattle was at the forefront of this initiative and created one of the largest leagues in the country with almost 150 youth and 25 volunteers, using age appropriate rackets and balls and shorter courts.

The league will consist of two age brackets: 7-8 year olds playing on a 36’ court (standard court is 78’ long) and 9-10 year olds playing on a 60’ court. Parks provides all equipment and supplies. The league fee is $35 per person for the eight week program. Practices start June 28, and signups begin May 24. Practices and matches take place from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parks highly encourages parent participation, as this is a family game!

Parks is looking for volunteer managers, which helps keep league fees very low. Volunteers can be tennis aficionados, parents, fans, or anyone who loves helping kids succeed. No tennis experience is required! There will be a free QuickStart volunteer training session on May 7 at AV Performance, 13203 NE 16th St in Bellevue, and on June 11 at The Racquet Training Center, 6310 NE 74th St. (Building 30 at Magnuson Park) in Seattle. Both are sponsored by the USTA and Aces Tennis, with National US Professional Tennis Association/US Professional Tennis Registry-certified trainer Tracie Mitchem.

For more information, call Carl Bergquist at 206-684-0780, or e-mail him. Click here for more information about QuickStart tennis.

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