BREMERTON, Wash. — The Kitsap Pumas have announced their training camp and preseason schedule for the 2016 Premier Development League season. They will play eight exhibition matches against clubs from the Evergreen Premier League and National Premier Soccer League and college teams.
Training camp will begin March 29 at Gordon Field. Included in the preparations is a stint at Island Lake Camp for additional training from April 15 to 19. The club will arrive back in Bremerton on April 20 to continue its preseason camp.
The Pumas will be playing the Seattle Stars on April 1 and South Sound FC on April 6. Both matches will take place at Gordon Field and will be open to the public. Further details will be posted on the official website when they are finalized.
The Pumas will play six additional matches in preseason. On April 9 they will face off against the Western Washington Vikings at Bainbridge High School, and it will be open to the public. Later on in the month, they will play a friendly with the Portland Spartans of the NPSL on April 13 at Gordon Field before hosting the EPLWA’s Vancouver Victory at the same venue on April 16.
On April 20, Kitsap travels to Interbay Stadium in Seattle to face Great Northwest Athletic Conference champion Seattle Pacific University. The club will host its second Kitsap Pumas Spring Challenge tournament at Gordon Field on April 23. Teams to be confirmed soon.
The preseason concludes May 1 with a heavyweight game against Seattle University who are flying high after reaching the 2015 NCAA Tournament Third Round. The match will take place at Gordon Field, and tickets can be purchased via Ticket Tailor.
The 2016 PDL season looks to be a bright one for the Kitsap Pumas, who are looking to retain possession of the Northwest Division trophy for the third consecutive season. The final dates for tryouts are March 5 and 6 at Gordon Field. For more information about the upcoming season, ticket information and where to purchase club gear, please visit the club’s official website.
KITSAP PUMAS 2016 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
|1||Friday, April 1||Seattle Stars||Gordon Field||7 p.m.|
|2||Wednesday, April 6||South Sound FC||Gordon Field||7 p.m.|
|3||Saturday, April 9||Western Wash. Univ.||Bainbridge H.S.||2 p.m.|
|4||Wednesday, April 13||Portland Spartans||Gordon Field||7 p.m.|
|5||Saturday, April 16||Vancouver Victory||Gordon Field||3 p.m.|
|6||Wednesday, April 20||Seattle Pacific Univ.||Interbay Stad.||7:30 p.m.|
|7||Saturday, April 23||FC Tacoma 253||Gordon Field||Noon|
|8||Sunday, May 1||Seattle University||Gordon Field||1 p.m.|