ECFC Director Of Coaching, Bobby Howe, talks with the Seattle Times

(June 11, 2014) From the Seattle Times ... Bobby Howe has been a fixture Northwest soccer community since he joined the Sounders in 1977 to be a player/coach with the North American Soccer League club.

With the Sounders, he helped the club reach two NASL title matches in 1977 and 1982.

Prior to his move to Seattle, he played professionally in the English First Division from 1966-71 with West Ham United and later two seasons with AFC Bournemouth.

After retiring as a player in 1983, Howe stayed in coaching in England and the U.S., including stints with the USL Portland Timbers as well as the U-17 and U-20 U.S. National Teams.

Currently, he is the coaching director for Emerald City FC, a select soccer club in Seattle that began in 1979.

Howe answered questions about his playing/coaching days in Seattle, the 2014 World Cup, Sounders FC and more in a live chat on June 11. ... Click here for the Live Chat Text

Emerald City FC exists to develop each of our players to his or her fullest potential, competing at the highest possible level while demonstrating exemplary teamwork, sportsmanship, and a passion for the game.