by Pete Richmire

TACOMA, WA. – The Tacoma Stars have announced the signing of Seattle Sounders FC and Major League Soccer veteran Lamar Neagle to a deal. As per team and league policies, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Neagle, a Tacoma native, was a three-year starter for Thomas Jefferson High School in the Federal Way School District. His senior year saw the team post a 16-2-4 record en route to the state’s 4A crown. He also snapped a 31-year state record by netting six goals in one game that season and his efforts for the Raiders landed him on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s All-Star Team.

After high school Neagle played at the college-level for UNLV, and over his four-year span played in every game except one. He led the team in goals during his junior and senior campaigns and was honored as second-team All-Far-West Region in 2008.

Neagle began his MLS career in 2009 when he signed with the Seattle Sounders FC but made his playing debut with the team in 2011. In all, Neagle appeared in 130 games for his hometown team scoring 28 regular season MLS goals for Seattle. Neagle also logged 4 Champions League goals as well as one each in the MLS post-season and U.S. Open Cup. His 34 total goals for the Sounders FC is good for fourth on the all-time scoring list for the club. He also saw playing time with DC United and the Montreal Impact in which he picked up 12 goals in 76 appearances.

The signing of Neagle will help Tacoma remain competitive in the tough Pacific Division of the MASL. Currently, Tacoma is in second place in the division with just a half-game lead over the Ontario Fury for the Pacific’s second playoff spot with seven games yet to play. Stars owner Lane Smith is looking for his squad to hold on to that spot.

“As we head towards the playoffs adding a player with Lamar Neagle’s skill and experience is going to be a nice push offensively for the team. We have an important stretch of games coming up and Lamar should help the team with his leadership and technical skills. We are looking to give Stars fans playoff soccer again this season.” Smith said.

Neagle is expected to join the team immediately and is looking forward to his first game Sunday, March 10th at the accesso ShoWare Center “The Stars are my home town team. Seeing how my game transfers to the indoor style of play and hopefully help the team along the way is a challenge I gladly accept.” said Neagle.

The Stars are on the road this Friday March 8th in Turlock for the front end of a home and home series. Kick off is scheduled for 7:05 pm and you can catch all the action on

The Stars next home action at the accesso ShoWare Center comes on Sunday March 10th when they host the Turlock Express. Kickoff is set for 5:05 pm. Guarantee your seat to all the action by calling 1-844-STARS-84 or go to

Mascots from all around the Sound will be battling it out during halftime on March 10th in the Tacoma Stars Seattle vs Tacoma Mascot Game.

Sunday March 10th is bobblehead night featuring Stars goalkeeper Danny Waltman. Score yours by simply purchasing a $25 ticket that comes with the bobblehead. Enter the promo code DANNY at checkout. Hurry! Supplies are limited.

Friday, March 15th, the Stars take on Ontario Fury for the final time this season. With the head-to-head series tied at 2-2, this game is critical for playoff implications. Get tickets and watch these two teams battle it out for the Pacific Division second playoff spot. Get your tickets at

The Stars’ final regular season home game comes on Sunday March 31st against Landon Donovan and the Pacific Division leading San Diego Sockers. It’s Fan Appreciation Night as the Stars thank the best fans in the MASL.

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