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2021 is in the books!

We want to thank all the teams that joined us for the 2021 abbreviated season. It had more challenges than expected, we found we needed to innovate and improvise more than before as events and situations required, but it seemed to work out as well as could be expected, considering the circumstances.

We’d also like to thank the folks behind the scenes, those that allowed us to use their fields on such short notice, and helped make the season feasible.

We are working on the 2021 Season Standings, and will post them as soon as we have them complete.

Thanks again to all those who participated, we look forward to a more usual (hopefully) season in 2022!

Games have Resumed!

Now that the Excessive Heat (hopefully) is behind us, as well as the holiday weekend, Co-ed games have resumed! Check with your team Manager for more details as schedules are being revised and updated! We are looking into the possibilities of making up the Heat cancelled games, and will provide available options for the Team Managers to send to their teams.

Games on 6/28 are Cancelled

Due to the excessive heat and air quality conditions forecasted for Monday, June 28th, we are Cancelling all scheduled games listed for June 28th. Our priority is the safety of all the players on teams in our league, and as such, feel the cancellation of games is in the best interests of all involved. We will look into the possibility of rescheduling, and contact team managers as soon as we have possible, if any, options. Stay cool, hydrated, and safe!

Portland Co-ed Soccer COVID Policy

As most are aware, there have been some recent changes to the CDC recommendations and guidelines as of May 18th, 2021. Furthermore, OHA (Oregon Health Authority) has adopted the stance of CDC and the following announcement is in effort to stay in line with both CDC and OHA recommendations:

OHA strongly recommends that individuals who are unvaccinated or who are at risk for severe COVID-19 disease continue to wear a mask, or face covering when in outdoor crowded areas and in outdoor large gatherings of individuals and maintain physical distancing. “Unvaccinated” includes those who have not had the full dosage of the Vaccine; those that have had the full dosage of the vaccine, but are within 2 weeks (14 days) of having received the full dosage; and those who are not getting the vaccine, regardless the reason.

Following OHA guidelines for individuals outdoors, masks are no longer required for any Portland Co-ed Soccer matches. This will include any participant at the permitted facility during the scheduled match time. The scheduled match time is to include the 15 minutes prior to the scheduled kickoff and the two hours and 15 minutes after the scheduled kickoff time.

For those that are still concerned about the current climate, any participant is still welcome to wear a mask; however, for players that choose to wear a mask it must be a soft cloth covering – no face shields are allowed under any circumstances.

Please understand that some participants may still choose to wear a mask, but that it will no longer be a requirement for any Portland Co-ed match.

Lastly, please continue to be mindful of your social distancing when appropriate and please continue to wash your hands. Be safe and good luck in your matches!

2021 Season!!

We are opening Registration for the 2021 Season! It will be a 7 game season, due to availability and time restrictions. The registration form is available on the Forms page! We will begin scheduling as soon as possible with the Season Start date of June 7, 2021. The season will run through to August 2nd.

Portland Co-ed Soccer will adhere to CDC, Oregon Health Authority (OHA), and HCA (Washington State Health Care Authority) guidelines, as applicable, regarding COVID-19 protocols, to ensure the safety of league Players, Officials, and spectators. This means if you are vaccinated, and are two weeks after your second (or completed) vaccination shot, you will not need to wear a mask while participating. If you wish to wear a mask for your safety, or the safety of others, that is perfectly acceptable.

December 2020 Update

As many might have guessed, with the New Year comes new possibilities. We are planning to have a 2021 Co-ed Outdoor Season. There are a lot of details that need to be worked out before we get there, with the primary detail being the Portland Metro Area having significant decreases in the number of new COVID cases on a trending or continued basis. Once that happens, in conjunction with the continued inoculation of the COVID vaccines, we will look to make the Season happen, if at all possible.

That being said, we are going to delay accepting Registrations for the time being. As soon as we have a better feel for what it is going to take to make the season happen, we will get Registration opened up and proceed with ironing out all the details, working with Team Managers, Referees, and League staff to make the Games & Season successful, and more importantly, Safe.

Keep an eye on this site for additional updates!

Thanks, stay safe, and hope to see you out on the fields, once we can safely get back out there!

Just a quick update

We have received a number of inquiries about a Fall season, since our usual Spring/Summer Season didn’t work out. At this time, for primarily the same reasons, we are not planning on attempting a Fall Season at this time. Likewise, we have determined that a Summer/Early Fall Tournament is not likely as well. We will keep looking into possibilities, as the year progresses, and will let folks know if anything changes. Stay healthy, stay safe, and be of good cheer.

Portland Co-ed Soccer 2020 Season-Cancelled

After consulting with a number of folks & leagues, going over the guidelines put forth by the Governors of Oregon & Washington (as applicable), and taking all the health implications into consideration, Portland Co-ed Soccer has decided to Cancel the 2020 Outdoor Co-ed Season. We do not do this lightly, but feel that it is the best option at this time.
As you might have guessed, there are no fields at this time that are open for league use, and there is no specific timeline as to when any of them might be available. Couple that with the information that is available regarding COVID-19, both in the US and abroad, specifically recovery rates, possible re-infection data going out, and the vast unknown that applies to all of this, makes trying to pin down any sort of timeline very difficult. Our main concern is the health and well being of all the members of the Portland Co-ed Soccer league, and doing what we believe is necessary to support that as best we can. Making sure everyone is able to go out and participate in the games safely is worth the wait.
We are looking into the possibility of maybe having a Co-ed Tournament during the Summer, to at least get some soccer played, but it will be dependent upon where we are in restrictions, what fields are available, how many are interested in it, and what we would need to do to organize it. As we get more information, we will let you know if it is feasible.
Stay healthy, stay safe, and we hope to see you out on the fields when we can all get out there to play.

Update RE: Corvid-19

As with just about everything else at the moment, Portland Co-ed Soccer is in a holding pattern. We are putting things together with the intent that we will have a 2020 Season, but we will also adhere to the State requirements regarding gatherings/events as we hear of them. We will continue to monitor events, mandates, and recommended Best Practices, following the required guidelines to keep our staff, our teams, and our players safe and healthy.

At the moment, most of the agencies we use to get fields are not accepting Field Use Permit applications. This makes it challenging to create schedules, but we respect their decisions, as they too are trying to navigate this situation as best they can. As soon as we know we can submit applications, we will try to secure the fields we need for the season.

As we work to make the season happen, if possible, we cannot stress enough that you practice all the safety procedures recommended, keep yourself and loved ones healthy and safe, be calm, responsible, and caring, and, hopefully, we will see you out on the fields soon.

Standings

The League Standings are being tallied, based on the best available information received from Manager reports & Referee reports. As soon as we have them all verified, we will post them.