BELLINGHAM, WA—The Spokane Shadow extended away their unbeaten streak to 18 matches (2014-2016) on July 16 with a 1-0 win at Seattle Stars FC. The next day in Bellingham that amazing accomplishment ended when Bellingham United took a 2-1 win. Players on both teams, and both sides of the ball, are honored this week as Evergreen Premier League Players of the Week.
In 2015 Yakima United and the Olympic Force played a wild 6-5 match at Marquette Stadium in Yakima that seemed at the time like one of those rare offensive occasions in soccer. Maybe not so rare. Perhaps an annual event? It happened again, this time at Gordon Field in Bremerton on July 16 as both clubs combined for 11 goals in another 6-5 Hoppers win.
It had to end some time, but you’ve got to tip your cap to the 2-time defending EPLWA Champion Spokane Shadow for their away unbeaten streak, which had reached an amazing 18 straight matches going into Sunday’s contest at Civic Stadium against Bellingham United.
VANCOUVER, WA— Vancouver Victory FC are one win away (a win or a Bellingham United loss or tie) from clinching the 2016 Evergreen Premier League Championship after a 3-0 win on Sunday night July 17 before 210 fans at Harmony Sports Complex. The Victory honored main sponsor Muchias Gracias Mexican Food by wearing special yellow alternative kits for the match.
Results from Sunday July 17 have refined the race for the 2016 EPLWA title.
Vancouver Victory are now just 3 points (a win or a Bellingham loss) from taking the trophy after a 3-0 win against the Olympic Force.
Bellingham remains alive after a 2-1 win over the Spokane Shadow that combined with the V2FC win eliminates the 2-time Champions from contention.
Here are the scores from Sunday. Details coming soon.
Bellingham United 2-1 Spokane Shadow
Vancouver Victory 3-0 Olympic Force
Seattle Stars 1-2 Wenatchee FC.
On Saturday July 16 there were two very different soccer matches in the Evergreen Premier League. In the first one 11 goals were scored as Yakima United outlasted the 10-man Olympic Force 6-5 at Gordon Field in Bremerton.
In the night match the Spokane Shadow kept their dreams of a third straight EPLWA title alive with a 1-0 win over the Seattle Stars at French Field in Kent. Fernando Alvarez scored his 5th goal of the season in the 13th minute and the Shadow defense held strong in front of goalkeeper Tony Watters, who notched his 3rd complete match shut out of the season.
It was the 18th straight away match without a loss for the Shadow, who went 6-0-1 away in both 2014 and 2015. This match raised their 2016 away mark to 3-0-1.