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Post-season awards given to goalkeeper Benham-Marin, goal scorer Tyler Bjork

Colin Benham-Marin of Wenatchee FC was voted the 2014 EPLWA West Coast Goalkeeping Safe Hands award and Tyler Bjork of Bellingham United was honored as the goalKING for most goals by goalWA.net in post-season awards presented by Evergreen Premier League partners.
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Bellingham’s Bjork strikes for lucky 13 to finish atop goalWA.net goalKING goal scoring table

Tyler Bjork of Bellingham United FC scored 13 goals in the 2014 Evergreen Premier League season and has finished as the goalWA.net goalKING for the year.
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EPLWA Coaches vote Wenatchee’s Benham-Marin as West Coast Goalkeeping “Safe Hands” honoree

The coaches of all eight Evergreen Premier League clubs were polled and the resulting ballot totals reveal that Colin Benham-Marin of Wenatchee United FC is the West Coast Goalkeeping Safe Hands honoree for the 2014 season.
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Spokane Shadow win EPLWA title in match #56

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SPOKANE, WA– The Spokane Shadow have won the 2014 Evergreen Premier League title with a 3-0 win over Wenatchee United on Sunday night at Spokane Falls CC Stadium. The Shadow edged out South Sound FC 32-31 in total standings points to claim the crown. It took all 56 scheduled matches to decide the first-season winner in the new league.

FINAL STANDINGS – 2014

EVERGREEN PREMIER LEAGUE Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
SPOKANE SHADOW 32 14 10 2 2 36 11 +25
SOUTH SOUND FC 31 14 10 3 1 24 12 +12
VANCOUVER VICTORY FC 25 14 8 5 1 31 25 +6
BELLINGHAM UNITED 20 14 6 6 2 32 29 +3
YAKIMA UNITED FC 16 14 5 8 1 32 37 -5
WENATCHEE UNITED FC 15 14 5 9 0 27 34 -7
SEATTLE STARS FC 14 14 4 8 2 24 38 -14
WESTSOUND FC 10 14 3 10 1 15 35 -20

Shadow match report:

SPOKANE, WA— With Sound Sound winning 2-0 approximately an hour earlier in Vancouver, the Spokane Shadow kicked off the Evergreen Premier League’s final game of the season Sunday night at Spokane Falls CC Stadium needing a victory in order to claim the league’s inaugural championship. Two goals from Sam Engle and another from Mike Ramos pushed the Shadow to a 3-0 victory against Wenatchee United in the second half in a dominant performance start to finish, giving the team the opportunity to finally celebrate after a grueling title chase that never saw the Shadow take the field in first place the entire season.

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South Sound takes league lead; Spokane goes tonight to win it back

VANCOUVER, WA— The South Sound Shock beat Vancouver Victory FC today 2-0 at McKenzie Stadium to end their season with 31 points and a 10-3-1 record.  Tonight at 5 PM at Spokane Falls CC the Shadow host Wenatchee United FC trying to get to 32 points and the EPLWA crown.
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Shadow top Stars ahead of “Championship Sunday”

SPOKANE, WA — Results had already determined that the Evergreen Premier League title would be decided on the final day of the season, Sunday July 20th. Saturday night’s Spokane win gives them one hand on the EPLWA Cup. They can put the other one on it with a win over Wenatchee on Sunday.
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South Sound retakes first place; EPLWA race goes to final day of season

BELLINGHAM, WA— South Sound FC beat Bellingham United 2-1 on Friday night at Civic Stadium to retake first place in the Evergreen Premier League and ensure that the champion won’t be crowned until the final day of the season on Sunday. The match drew 838 fans, the largest crowd of the season in the EPLWA.
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Photos: EPLWA Cup, Player Medals, Championship T-Shirts

The Evergreen Premier League will be awarding The EPLWA Cup, player medals and championship t-shirts to the team that wins the inaugural season title by finishing at the top of the table. That race will be decided this weekend. Read more about it here. Below please have a look at the hardware that will be awarded!
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State of the EPLWA: It all comes down to this…

Welcome to the State of the EPLWA, a weekly update that will be posted early in the week during the regular seasonSee previous editions here.
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Infographics: Great first season hits climax this week

The first season of the Evergreen Premier League enters its final week, and as the infographics below tell us it has been an amazing journey. After 52 matches played we still have three clubs alive for the title. Players are doing great work and behind the scenes clubs are working in their communities in the challenge to get exposure and draw fans.
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Stars catch Hammers in six goal thriller

BELLINGHAM, WA — Seattle Stars FC continued their run of positive results on Saturday as they rallied to draw 3-3 with Bellingham United FC.
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Ralston hat trick leads WestSound over Wenatchee

SILVERDALE, WA — Colin Ralston had been knocking on the door most of the season. Finally it opened on Saturday as the WestSound youth product scored three times to lead his club to a season finale 4-2 win over Wenatchee.
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Spokane Shadow move into first place with late winner in Yakima

YAKIMA, WA— The Spokane Shadow have moved into first place in the Evergreen Premier League with a 1-0 win over Yakima United Friday night at Marquette Stadium.
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Title destiny changes hands as Spokane, Seattle claim big wins

“Title Tilt Thursday” was everything EPLWA followers could have asked for. Neutrals following the new league are likely shaking their heads with a smile today as the ultra-tight title race has taken yet another turn.
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State of the EPLWA: Here comes “Title Tilt Thursday”

In a unique bit of scheduling this week the Evergreen Premier League will play two matches on Thursday (July 10.) Both of them are critical in the race to finish on top of the table and thus win the league title. It’s “Title Tilt Thursday” and even though no result can clinch for any of the sides involved, we should know a lot more about who has the best chance by the time Friday arrives.
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Stars shine in 4-1 win over WestSound, title race matches next for Seattle

TUKWILA, WA— Seattle Stars FC are finishing their debut season in the EPLWA with a flourish. This means the club out of Tukwila could be ready to make a difference in the title race.
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Shadow and Victory end tied 1-1 in Spokane heat

SPOKANE, WA— (Shadow release) The Spokane Shadow extended their unbeaten streak in the Evergreen Premier League to a league record eight games Sunday with a 1-1 draw at Spokane Falls CC Stadium against second-place Vancouver Victory. Graison Le of Gonzaga University and Coeur d’Alene HS provided the answer for the Shadow in the second half after Spokane had fallen behind on a penalty in the first half.
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Wenatchee creates shockwaves in title race with win over South Sound

WENATCHEE, WA— Wenatchee United FC beat South Sound FC 3-1 on Saturday night in the Apple Capital in a result that changes the dynamic of the race for the EPLWA championship.
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Yakima hammers Bellingham 6-0

YAKIMA, WA— On June 8th Bellingham United crushed Yakima’s Hoppers 8-2 at Civic Stadium as Tyler Bjork scored six goals. On Saturday night July 5 at Marquette Stadium YUFC got in the last word with their own rout, 6-0 over the visiting Hammers.
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Three goals, three match-winners for Shock’s Scotty Hanson

TACOMA, WA— You would expect with flashy names like Joey Gjertsen (MLS) and Daniel Gray that the South Sound FC Shock would be contenders in the EPLWA. And so they are. It’s another name, one that is providing winning goals, that you might not have heard yet. Let’s take care of that by introducing you to Scotty Hanson.
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Walla Walla’s Andrew Glaeser hunts down balls in goal for Spokane

SPOKANE, WA— The Spokane Shadow defense is good. They are tied for most shut outs in the EPLWA with four. It’s a competitive scene for Shadow goalkeepers, though. Those four clean sheets are shared by three players: Cody Lang, Keane Ellis and Andrew Glaeser. Glaeser has been the guy recently, and he leads the Shadow with two shut outs.
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Music moves Seattle Stars goal scorer Rob Lansche

SEATTLE, WA–-Soccer is a sport of rhythm. Rob Lansche of Seattle Stars FC knows how to play to the beat and score goals in the Evergreen Premier League.
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State of the EPLWA: Five matches, Twenty-five goals

Welcome to the State of the EPLWA, a weekly update that will be posted early in the week during the regular seasonSee previous editions here.
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Seattle puts five past Wenatchee

TUKWILA, WA— Seattle Stars FC scored a 5-1 win over Wenatchee on Sunday night June 29 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila.
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Hoppers claim tough win at WestSound

SILVERDALE, WA— Yakima United FC is back in the win column after a tough 3-2 win over WestSound FC on Sunday afternoon in Silverdale.
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Victory get first-half hat trick from Jordan Jones

SILVERDALE, WA– Jordan Jones scored three goals over a 13-minute span of the first half as Vancouver Victory FC beat WestSound FC 4-2 before 102 fans on Saturday night at Silverdale Stadium.
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“Stingy Six” strikes again for South Sound

LAKEWOOD, WA— The South Sound Shock scored a 2-0 win over Yakima United FC on Saturday night at Harry Lang Stadium. It was the latest shut-down applied by what the club calls its “Stingy Six.”
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