When the Pasco Soccer League was at its worst, Juan Bayona gave it his best to turn it into one of the top adult soccer leagues in Washington.
By creating a firm disciplinary code and encouraging a growing pool of referees for the PSL, Bayona will be recognized for his leadership by the Washington State Adult Soccer Association when he is inducted into the WSASA Hall of Fame during a ceremony tonight in Bothell.
“I like what I do. It’s a time commitment, but seeing all those colorful uniforms and people on the sidelines on the weekends fills me up,” said Bayona, 65.
Bayona will be inducted along with Booth Gardner, the former Washington Governor who owned the Tacoma Tides of the American Soccer League, and Hope Solo, the former Richland High School star and current women’s national team goalkeeper.