SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA— In just a few short weeks Snohomish County Football Club has been able to gather some vital local talent to help with building the club both on the pitch and off of it.
The guys announced so far plan to have dual roles as players and front office staff. That’s the case for Steelheads President Aaron Burns, General Manager Andrew Escalante and also for today’s announced new member of the club, Business Manager Giancarlo Soprano.
Giancarlo has played soccer as close to home as Everett and as far away as South America. “I played for Atletico Venezuela FC (Current first division team in Venezuela), and also played in the River Cup in Argentina,” Soprano says. Giancarlo is a former Team Captain at Everett’s (former) Trinity Lutheran College (NAIA.) He also played for the Arlington Aviators indoor squad.
Soprano will bring soccer know-how but just as importantly off the pitch skills as the Steelheads Business Manager. “I have broad experience in financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, valuations, and accounting. Currently I am pursuing a Master’s in Auditing and Financial reporting at Gonzaga.”
Giancarlo will be back in Snohomish County soon, and then the challenge will begin to get the sponsors needed to fund a drive to apply to join statewide play in the Evergreen Premier League. Soprano is energetic about the new club. “It is an amazing initiative,” he says. “I want to be part of this amazing project which is trying to bring elite men’s outdoor soccer back to Snohomish County.”
Soprano knows how he can fit in with Burns and Escalante and the Steelheads growing list of organizers. “I am here to support and evaluate any type of business decision,” he says, “along with helping with the recruitment of players, and bringing a diverse thinking into the team.”