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Welcome to the home of Football Club 77, a men's  soccer club devoted to the enjoyment of soccer.  FC77 was formed in 1977 in Portland Oregon. Over 39 years later this miscellaneous collection of soccer buffs has grown into seven teams.

Our purpose: Playing and supporting the sport of soccer and good fellowship. Our seven teams span Over 30 through Over 58 age divisions and a wide range of play from the serious, to the ridiculous.  On these pages you'll find separate team pages, schedules, game reviews, other soccer links, information if you're interested in trying out for a team and our newsletter.  Explore and if you enjoy soccer, you're among friends.


New Possibility for August, 2020

St. Patricks Tournament 8-2020

May 23, 2020. 
 The GPSD is advertising the above Tualatin Hills Rec. Center tournament as an August 2020 possibility. An attractive feature - no up-front deposit fee to register! It would appear that St. Patricks FC is trying to judge the level of interest by area teams. Link to Tournament page is here.


Spring Season 2020 - It's Done

Spring Season 2020 Cancelled. 

April 14, 2020.  The GPSD has decided that it must end the Spring 2020 Season, effective immediately. A number of factors led to this decision, including player safety and the availability of referees and playing fields in the next few months under social distancing rules.
A tricky aspect of this cancellation is the status of team fees paid to the league. A number of costs incurred by GPSD are non-refundable. This means that the league can't return 100% of the monies to signed-up teams. Some on our FC77 Board feel this may amount to roughly 15% of what was paid by our teams.
Your team manager will keep you up on developments.


La Paz Tournament A Big Success!

FC77 represents in La Paz 

April 12, 2020. Thanks in large part to organizer Mike Calder and the cordial cooperation of La Asociación Sudcaliforniana de Futbol (ASFA) (our La Paz counterparts) the La Paz Tournament was a very enjoyable experience for all players and significant others who made the journey. The last FC77 stragglers pulled out of Baja on March 17th. Mike and Mary Anne are now back home in Portland.

Opening Ceremony of Tournament

Thanks to Old Nick's Richard and Tammy Black, you can vicariously experience the tournament through their excellent picture-taking.


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For those who think web sites and even blogs are hopelessly old fashioned, your Club also has a FC77 Facebook page. Mark Zuckerberg will be so pleased!



MLS Tournament Orlando

May 13, 2020.  If MLS matches are to be played again any time soon, they just might take place in Orlando, Florida.
MLS is proposing a plan to have all of its 26 teams congregate in central Florida to play in a round robin-style tournament, according to multiple reports that emerged on Tuesday(5/12/20).
Some background, per Wikipedia: "Orlando has a humid subtropical climate like much of the deep southern United States. During the height of Orlando's humid summer season, high temperatures are typically in the lower to mid 90s °F. The area's humidity...often pushes the heat index to over 110 °F.  ...strong afternoon thunderstorms occur almost daily. They are highlighted by spectacular lightning and can also bring heavy rain."
Sounds like fun!


Brave New World

Virtual Bier Wagon
April 22, 2020.   It's not known at this point if they're the first FC77 team to do it, but Old Nicks now provides a virtual replacement for the cherished "Bier Wagon" post-game gathering using the Zoom meeting app. Wednesday evenings the team coalesces round their communication devices; cracks open beverages, and forgets for a moment about our social isolation. Pretty impressive for the old-guy team of the Club! Many thanks to Glenn Fithian-Barrett of Old Nicks for making this happen.


Old School Soccer
The English Game on etflix

March 30, 2020.  As we mope about our homes, waiting for the virus all-clear, we need our soccer fix. This month, the Timbers have been rebroadcasting past matches on FOX 12 on Sundays at 3 pm.
The streaming services can provide some relief in the form of soccer-related content. The most recent is Netflix's dramatic 6-part mini series called The English Game. The setting is late 1870's England and we are watching football go from a gentleman's team sport to the sport of the working class. Worth a look.

GPSD Calendar:

6/08/2020:   GPSD Board meeting 6:45pm
7/20/2020:   GPSD Board meeting 6:45pm
8/10/2020:   GPSD Board meeting 6:45pm

Rangers are Champions of Over 30, 3rd. 

July 1, 2019.  We'll let Manager Sean Ingersoll tell the tale:
"The final score was 3-1. Centennial FC had pipped us twice this season, 1-2 each time, so we knew it was going to be another competitive match. It had been 11 years since Rangers hoisted a trophy so we really, really wanted it.

CFC scored around the 38th minute on a great solo effort, but we kept the plot and huddled up at half time. My head is still a bit of a blur, but I seem to think my team talk went something along the lines, “There is no reason to panic. We’re playing good soccer. We’re going to score once early on in the second half to tie it up. And then we score again late to win this f**king thing!” (I swear a lot during team talks.)

Kyle Dunscomb got the equalizer in the 65th minute off a cross from the right side. It was like an adrenaline shot to the heart and we really started putting the pressure on after that.

Noah Sharpsteen, who had been playing holding midfielder all game, asked to go up front and do a shift as a striker. Five minutes later he took on their center backs and blasted the sh*t out of the ball to rocket it in near post around the 75th minute. Our fans, some two dozen or so and most of them wearing yellow, went wild.

Ahmed Hamlawy netted the third with eight minutes remaining. Ahmed finished the season with a Rangers record 18 goals and 5-6 assists."

And that trophy in the picture? "I promised my crew a proper trophy hoist if we managed to pull off a win…but the Over 30 Third division doesn’t have a trophy. A few years ago Mike Calder gave me the trophy you see in the picture but we came up short then…so I’ve had this thing in my garage since maybe 2016 or 2017. I refused to touch it until this Saturday so when the final whistle blew, my wife ran out to the car and brought it out to the field. Rangers got a proper trophy hoist."

 

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