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BU10s are State Cup Champions!

The Newport FC Boys U10 team coached by Cristian Pintone won the State Championship today with a 2-0 win over Crossfire.  The team did not give up a goal in either the
Semi-Final or Championship games posting two shutouts.

“It is a pleasure to work with my team and to see that our young footballers want to learn so much and have the passion within… PROUD OF YOU BOYS”
- Coach Cristian Pintone

Congratulations to the boys and to Cristian from everyone at the club!



EYSA Soccer Parent and Coach Clinic and Open Q&A Mic

This year, more than ever, all six of the EYSA soccer clubs (Bellevue, Lake Hills, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Newport and Eastside FC) have found themselves fielding a wide variety of questions from parents (and some coaches) about the changing soccer landscape.  To help respond and educate as best possible, we’ve decided to create two “clinics” to get the word out in real-time to our great soccer community.  We’ve aggregated the most ‘popular’ topics into a series of short knowledge-bites that we can deliver out to our families.  Here is your opportunity to learn more about everything from:

  • New and “Old” Rules: No-Poaching & Off-side
  • Player Pathways: How your child progresses from Micro to Premier play
  • Registration Policies: Birth year rules, roster sizes, etc.
  • Referee Issues: Earrings, Earnings and Existence
  • Coaches and Trainers: Paid vs Volunteer?
  • Tournaments: The good, the bad and the ugly
  • Periodization: What the heck is this and why is it important for my kid?
  • Open Mic: A chance for attendees to pose their own questions

To accommodate schedules and geographies, we’ve organized two separate clinic sessions.  Each of the sessions will cover approximately the same content, but there will be likely some variation due to timeframes and attendee questions.  Please try to make time to join us for this informative clinic:


Select Team Success at Summer Tournaments

Congratulations to our Select Teams for their great Performances at this summer’s tournaments:

Newport FC Girls U14 (’04) made it to the Championship game of the bronze division. That final game ended in a tie and the girls unfortunately lost the penalty shootout.

Newport FC Boys U16 (’02) – Barca finished runners-up in the BU16 Silver division of the Sounders Cup held at Starfire Sports.


Newport FC Girls U19 (’99) took first place in their age group in the Starfire Xtreme Cup


Newport FC Boys U14 (’04) finished runners-up in the Silver division of the Starfire Xtreme Cup.


Last but not least, Newport FC Boys U10 (’07) finished runners up in the Gray division of the Starfire Xtreme Cup.


Save the date (Sept 2nd) for EYSA Pre-Season Jamboree

Newport coaches and players-

For the 3rd consecutive year, Eastside Youth Soccer Association (EYSA) will be holding a Pre-Season Jamboree for our Recreational teams playing at the following age groups:

  • U8/2010
  • U9/2009
  • U10/2008
  • U11/2007
  • U12/2006

This year’s Jamboree will be held on Saturday, September 2nd.  Teams will play up to three games (of reduced duration, as appropriate for the age group) on fields in Bellevue and Mercer Island.  Please save the date!  Registration information for the Jamboree will be distributed to coaches shortly.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please send them to

We are aware that this is Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.  However, with school starting  the previous week in the Bellevue and Mercer Island school districts, it has been our experience that more families are available over Labor Day Weekend than on previous August weekends. This has been a great event the last two years and we’re looking forward to another fun day with all of our EYSA teams as they prepare for the fall season.


Goalkeeping Clinics – register now

Newport Youth Soccer Club goalie clinic with Jeff Koch is coming soon, if you have a goalie in your family and want some training you can register today!  Six sessions for $99, see schedule below 

If you are interested go to and click on the register now button and then 2017 goalie clinic tab.

Saturday June 24, July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd and August 5th

  • 900am-1030am Boys and Girls U10-U13
  • 1030am-1200noon Boys and Girls U14-U19

EYSA-Sponsored E-License Certification, August 4-6, 2017

EYSA-Sponsored E-License Certification, August 4-6, 2017

Registration is now open for an E-license class we are hosting on Mercer Island, Aug 4-6, 2017:

The classroom sessions will be at The Mercer Island Boys’ and Girls’ Club at 4120 86th Ave SE. The field sessions will be just a few blocks away at Homestead field,8100 SE 40th St.

Obtaining an E License lays the foundation for a successful season with your team. Designed for the Recreational coach, it provides great insight into the fundamentals of coaching that are applicable to not only soccer but any sport. You will learn

  • How to structure practices
  • communication strategies
  • player development
  • how to teach the fundamentals of soccer
  • drills and exercises for your team
  • and much more

WYS and US Youth Soccer require new coaches have an F license before sitting for an E license. There is no waiting period required between the two classes and both are offered at no cost to our coaches.