By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
The Far Post has been outfitting Portland soccer players from its flagship store near the Jeld-Wen Stadium since 1993. Owner Sonny Jepson said he was approached many times about opening in other locations, but he didn’t see it as part of the company mission. Then he met people involved in Rose City Futsal, he said.
“I was so impressed that I immediately indicated that we wanted to be part of the location and excitement, and the caliber of people involved convinced us that this Eastside location would be a success,” Jepson said.
Jepson’s interest in soccer started with his daughter’s love for the game, he said, but he was disappointed with service he received at retailers offering sports gear. He decided Portland needed a high-quality soccer shop with a knowledgeable staff, Jepson said.
Over the past 20 years, his company has outfitted numerous youth clubs, including Hollywood, Irvington, Laurelhurst, Mount Tabor, Northeast United and North Portland. He also regularly sees Timber’s Army supporters, he said.
In addition to The Far Post Soccer Supply, Rose City Futsal will feature three full-size fields, Clive’s Public House, viewing areas and a party/meeting room.