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United Soccer Education Center
Tualatin Hills United Soccer Club is pleased to announce the opening of the United Education Center at the Portland Athletic Club (formerly Raleigh Hills Racquet Club). Players training at the United Education Center at Portland Athletic Club The center is open to all current Tualatin Hills United players, all U10 players, and all prospective players for 2001. Players are given the opportunity to play as much or as little as they like in both structured training sessions and in "open play" sessions where players will have the opportunity to play with and against players from different teams within the club. The surface is artificial turf, so say goodbye to mud! Tom Atencio, Director of Coaching and Player Development, along with other members of the Tualatin Hills United staff, will train all teams according to the following schedule:
(download the schedule and fact sheet)

5:00-6:30 Boys U11-U14
6:30-8:00 Open Play for Boys and Girls U15-U18

5:00-6:30 Girls U11-U13

5:00-6:30 Boys U15-U18, Girls U14 and U16
6:30-8:00 Open Play for all players and coaches

5:00-6:30 Goalkeeper Training
6:30-8:00 Open Play for Boys and Girls U11-U14

5:00-6:30 Girls U11-U12

The United Soccer Education Center is located at 5803 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hy (map).

The cost for current THUSC families is $50 per player for the 8 week session, including a Nike/United Soccer Education Center T-Shirt!

Please contact or with any questions.
Want more info? Download the fact sheet here! (32kb Adobe PDF)

THUSC Moves in New Direction
THUSC is excited to announce the hiring of Tom Atencio as Club Director. This new position was formed to further the club's efforts to providing local players the opportunity to play at the highest levels. It is time for our club to cast away the tradition of our "neighborhood club" roots and move forward with a commitment to the game that will provide the best of training to our coaches and teams. We continue to strive toward being the best organization for all of the members of our club.

Tom has ten successful years directing youth clubs and serves US Soccer in many roles, including coaching at the regional level, directing State Select (ODP) Programs and scouting for Project 2010. As a Region IV Staff coach, Tom is involved in selecting and training the top players in the 14 western states, a player pool that leads to national team selection. As a Project 2010 Scout, Tom evaluates and selects players for Project 2010, an ambitous plan put forth by US Soccer in hopes of winning the Men's World Cup by 2010.

In addition to serving US Soccer, Tom's history of club building is quite impressive. Tom's club have become state powers (winning multiple state championships) and have provided many colleges (University of Montana, Gonzaga University, University of Southern Colorado, Western Babtist, Boise State University and the University of Idaho, among others) with players.

Coach Atencio's primary roles will be to administer the day-to-day operations of the club, including handling public relations, training teams and coaches, planning THUSC events, clinics, camps, as well as performing other general administrative duties.

Look to the forthcoming Winter Newsletter for more information on Tom and his qualifications. Feel free to contact THUSC with questions on the Club Director position and Tom Atencio.

Black Storm are Presidents Cup Finalists!
THUSC's Boys U13 Black Storm are a finalist in the 2000 Presidents Cup tournament! Click here for more!

GU13 Intensity Advances to Snickers Cup Quarterfinals
THUSC's Girls U13 Intensity has advanced out of the preliminary round of Snickers Cup competition and now waits until April to compete in the Quarterfinal round of the State Cup tournament. Intensity only allowed one goal during preliminary round play, achieving a 1-1-1 record, and advancing on goal differential. Well done Intensity! See you in April!

United Win Silver
Congratulations to TTS Cup silver medal winners United. Another long weekend concluded with United donning silver medals following a 3-1 loss to tournament host TTS Devastation. Again exhibiting hard work, discipline and calm persistance, United provided plenty of drama for both supporters and staff.

Scoring the equalizer in the waning seconds of a final round robin match, United earned the necessary points for a place in Sunday's semifinal against a talented and tough Corvallis Reign side. After an evenly played scoreless match, the dreaded penalty kicks decided United fate. Luckily, the elastic Frankenbug provided the necessary goal tending to send her side through to the final.

Other round robin matches saw United draw with an up and coming U11 TTS Storm and a rather handy trashing of a newly formed Les Bois United side.

Congratulations United and good luck in league play.

Intensity, Kaos Return with Hardware
Tualatin Hills United returned from Salem United's Waterfront tournament with a gold (Intensity - GU13) and silver (Kaos - GU14) medal. Congratulations to both teams and all other Tualatin Hills United sides in play over the weekend.

GU13 Intensity Takes Gold at Salem!
Click to see the full size photo! THUSC Intensity GU13 team beat out strong competition to capture First Place in the Girls U13 GOLD Division at the Salem United Waterfront Tournament on July 30, 2000.

With hard work, unselfish team play due to limited subs because of injuries and vacations, the Intensity players had to play many different and unfamiliar positions to get the job done. Twice Intensity beat TTS Propulsion, a top ranked premier team, during the tournament, once in round robin play and again in the championship match.

The defense constantly frustrated the forward lines of the opposing teams, the midfielders and forwards kept the pressure on and finishing it off, our goalie saved key goals in the PKs in 2 matches, including the championship game.

Last year, Intensity came in 2nd in this tournament, and this year we weren't going to be denied. Many girls played with injuries, but refused to give up in order to win the gold!!

Coaches Kathleen and Rob Herman would like to thank the players and parents for their dedication during this hot, yet extremely satisfying, weekend.

GU12b Ashanafe Place Second at Vancouver
The Girls U-12 B Team, Ashanafe, scored a tremendous upset on their way to a second place finish at the Vancouver Mid-Summer Invitational. The U-12 bracket was destined to be tough with a number of “A” teams competing. Ashanafe barely made it to the semi-final round with two one-goal wins out of four preliminary matches. The draw for the semi-finals could not have been harsher – PCU Shabang.

The girls held tight and achieved a scoreless draw at the end of regulation. The prospect of PK’s, however, was a bit daunting with 2 of Ashanafe’s regular shooters on vacation. In the 6th round, a diving save by Ashanafe’s keeper with a picture perfect PK in response resulted in the win. Shabang had been silenced!

The final match proved to be equally difficult. After an early goal by Fusion, Ashanafe fought back to a 1-1 tie and penalty kicks. Unfortunately, the run of luck ended. The Second place finish was a tremendous showing for Ashanafe. The team is positioned to do well in the Qualifying Tournament in the coming weeks.

2000 THUSC Invitational Scoring Archive!
Visit thusc.org/scores/ for scores from the THUSC Invitational! Preliminary, semifinal, and championship games are included. Congratulations to BU12 Legacy II for achieving second place in Boys U12 Silver, to GU13 Intensity for their third place performance in Girls U13 Gold, and to GU17 Lightning for their third place in Girls U17/U18!

THUSC Now a Nike Club!
After months of meetings with various apparel manufacturers and negotiations with local retailers, THUSC has entered into an agreement to outfit all teams and coaches in Nike apparel beginning in June of 2000. Nike will be providing sponsorship for the tournament (now called the THUSC Invitational Presented by Nike), and all THUSC teams will be outfitted in the state of the art "Mercurial" uniform style. In addition to the uniform change, THUSC is changing colors to a slick black/white combination. No more white socks!


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