Snohomish County FC’s forward Marcus Swanson, right, cuts off the Nido Aguila possession in the first half at Lakewood High School on June 16.


The Snohomish County FC Steelheads took on Nido Aguila Seattle in the battle of the undefeated teams for the Western Washington Premier League on June 16.

The Steelheads entered the day on a 3-0-2 record while Nido Aguila came in with one extra win, 4-0-2. Snohomish County FC came out playing organized defense and made it a point to keep Seattle from getting deep into their territory. The Steelheads kept them at bay and managed to score the first goal of the day late in the first half, going up 1-0.

Nido Aguila came out fast in the second half and slipped through the Steelhead defense to tie up the match 1-1 in the first few minutes. Through the rest of the match both teams weren’t able to convert on their opportunities as they walked away with the 1-1 draw.

“I think we are the most organized team in the league. We had a lot of chances where we should have scored, but we are having trouble finishing right now as a team. We played great defense, but they just happen to have that one beautiful goal that made it a draw,” said Snohomish County FC Head Coach Daghan Kesim.

Devin Shull was the only player to score for the Steelheads as he managed to find the back of the net off of a deflection from the Nido Aguila keeper.

On the defensive end, Snohomish County FC were led by their center-back John Troka and their two keepers Luke Brezak and Dorian Lair. Troka worked alongside both keepers as they organized the defense and kept the Steelheads in good situations to keep Seattle at bay.

“The players attitudes and their willingness to listen to the system has been the difference for us. I have to give them all the credit for working as a team and being disciplined all season,” said Coach Kesim.

After this match, the Steelheads have one home match for the rest of the season as they will take on the Grays Harbor FC Gulls on Saturday, July 13, at 4 p.m. Tickets for the match cost $5 while children six and under can attend for free. If you want more information about Snohomish County FC you can check them out at


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