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Todd Stauber

Todd Stauber

I was born on Whidbey Island in Washington state many moons ago. My passion for soccer came from my older brother Kurt, who made me watch "Soccer Made in Germany" on PBS every Sunday morning. I was very young, but I remember the halftime report was Kyle Rote Jr. giving analysis while playing foosball. ( I went on to become an excellent foosball player as I tried to find anything to do but study in college)

 
I played college soccer at Seattle Pacific University and was lucky enough to play in three Final Four's and win an NCAA Div 2 national championship. I was drafted by the Seattle Sounders out of college, but instead played indoor for a few years and had a very short stint with the MLS San Jose Clash. I eventually ended up back with the Sounders in 2001 and shortly after tried my luck in Europe. I trained at West Bromwich Albion in England for a bit, played for lower league Sutton Coldfield Town FC, and then went on trial at FC Strombeek in Belgium. By far the best soccer experience of my life. In the end I wasn't good enough to sustain a lengthy career playing (although I'm a decent over-30s player now), and I got into coaching. I've been lucky enough to coach in college, professionally, and at the youth level, where I currently work with Pacific Northwest Soccer Club in Seattle.
 
Oh yeah…..I did actually graduate from college with a Journalism degree, but decided to wait 16 years to use it. Enjoy my stuff and please send feedback.