The Tacoma Stars have continued an impressive off-season of player signings with possibly their biggest name yet. Former Seattle Sounder defender James Riley will don the Star’s argyle kit this season. An 11-year veteran of Major League Soccer, Riley made 84 appearances as a Sounder between 2009 and 2011. Altogether, Riley made an incredible 251 appearances in MLS play, including five Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup victories, as well as an MLS Cup win with the LA Galaxy in 2014.
Of late, Riley has been part of the Seattle Sounders and Seattle Sounders S2 broadcast team.
Tacoma also announced the return of the “Danish Dynamo” Philip Lund. The 2017-18 Co-Rookie of the Year scored 17 goals and added three assists for the Stars last season, as well as two goals and an assist in the playoffs. Lund spent 2013 with the Seattle Sounders, and has played professionally in the Faroe Islands, Norway and Oklahoma City.
With the addition of former San Diego Sockers’ standout Matt Clare, and the return of breakout star Mike Ramos, and stud Nick Perera, the Stars look like a team on the rise in the Major Arena Soccer League.
The Stars kick off the 2018-19 season Saturday, Dec. 1 against the Dallas Sidekicks. Guarantee your seat to all the action by calling 1-844-STARS-84 or go to www.tacomastars.com. Tacoma Stars games are streamed live on www.masl.tv with live stats available at www.maslsoccer.com. Stay up to date with the Stars by following them on Twitter (@TacomaStarsSC) or Instagram (Instagram.com/thetacomastars) or(facebook.com/TacomaStars).