The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

AYSO official says he wants SH teams to have true home games


October 11, 2016

COACHES Kyle Sullens, right, with his Thunder players, and Rachel Markel, left, coaching her Vandals, huddle with their players at halftime at Cheadle Park.

On a Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago, two girls soccer teams, both from Sweet Home, played a game – at Cheadle Park in Lebanon.

That bothers John Fassler, a local coach, referee, and trainer of coaches and referees for the American Youth Soccer Organization.

Since the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam stopped offering soccer several years ago, children in this region of the Willamette Valley have played under the auspices of AYSO, a nationwide organization that is one of the two largest focusing on general youth soccer in this country.

Currently, games are played in Alba...

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