EPLWA HOME TOWNS: Wenatchee gets a take two with #CapitalsRemix

Drawing a crowd harder for EPLWA clubs in league’s second season

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The Evergreen Premier League saw total attendance and average dip in its sophomore season. In the league’s debut 2014 season clubs reported a combined league average of 298 fans per match. This season that average fell by 61 fans to 237 per match.

There are various theories as to why the drop happened. Perhaps the “newness” of the league, or the novelty of a first season, wore a bit thin. There was also the scorching hot weather which might have driven fans to stay inside and cool for weekend matinees. There were also individual circumstances with teams that eventually affected the total league average.

Wenatchee FC packed them in for this pre-season match with Pinnacles FC, but not being able to play at the Apple Bowl saw attendance for the Capitals drop in 2015. (WFC) Wenatchee FC packed them in for this pre-season match with Pinnacles FC, but not being able to play at the Apple Bowl saw attendance for the Capitals drop in 2015. (WFC / Kelly Gillin)

Bellingham United fell…

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Social Buzz: Wenatchee FC’s firefighting defender Vidal Hurtado

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socialBUZZWelcome to a new feature on goalWA.net called “Social Buzz” where we will highlight soccer topics that are trending in social media in the state of Washington!divider-arrow-1

Social Buzz: This photo of Wenatchee FC defender Vidal Hurtado standing in near Icicle Ridge has been a hot view this week on Facebook. Social Buzz: This photo of Wenatchee FC defender Vidal Hurtado standing near Icicle Ridge has been a hot view this week on Facebook.

BUZZ: This week the wildfires around our state have been big news. It wasn’t too long before social media connected the fire fight to our soccer community. Wenatchee FC posted a photo of defender Vidal Hurtado, his face blackened by a day’s work on the firelines. We shared the photo along with one of Vidal on the pitch for the Capitals. That share went viral, and has now been viewed over 10,000 times and liked over 300 times. Seems all of us are appreciative of these guys. All the more so when we learn that one of them…

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#TACOMABOYS – EPLWA Home Towns Film features South Sound FC

Daniel Gray’s strike voted by fans as “EPLWA Goal of the Year” for 2015

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VOTE: 2015 EPLWA “Goal of the Year!”

There’s something for everyone in the four nominees for 2015 Goal of the Year in the Evergreen Premier League.

Which is the best? You decide!
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EPLWA club 2015 season’s end videos

A look back at the 2015 seasons of the eight Evergreen Premier League clubs.
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Galvan (goalKING) and Kintz (Safe Hands) honored with 2015 season awards

Eleazar Galvan led the Evergreen Premier League in goals most of the season. Chris Kintz had a second straight stellar season in goal. Today both players are honored with post-season awards.
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Talley (Spokane), Jackson (South Sound) earn final EPLWA Rock’em Socks Player of Week honors

They both hoisted trophies last week. One in Spokane and the other across the country in Virginia. Both are champions and represent the bright young stars playing in the Evergreen Premier League. This week one scored four goals in a single match and the other played his part in shutting down a tough offense. Adam Talley of the Spokane Shadow and Taylor Jackson of the South Sound Shock are the final EPLWA Rock’em Socks Players of the Week for the 2015 season.
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Season concludes with wins for Vancouver and Bellingham, draw between South Sound and Wenatchee

The 2015 Evergreen Premier League season came to a close on Sunday July 26 with three matches that saw 14 goals scored. Standings places were finalized with the Olympic Force finishing fourth in their debut season.
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FINAL STANDINGS – 2015 Evergreen Premier League Season

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Shadow roll past Force, celebrate second EPLWA championship

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SPOKANE, WA— The 2015 Evergreen Premier League Champion Spokane Shadow had a week to prepare for their final home match and the celebrations that followed. They handled both quite well on Saturday night with a comprehensive 5-1 win over the Olympic Force and a trohpy presentation that capped off their second straight title campaign.
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LAST WEEK of the SEASON! EPLWA matches for July 25-26, 2015

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Cashmere (Bellingham), Watters (Spokane) beat the heat to earn EPLWA Rock’em Socks Player of the Week honors for July 19

The EPLWA Rock’em Socks Players of the Week were earned at the same place last weekend, Bellingham’s Civic Stadium. It was hot both days there but especially on Sunday when the temperatures soared around Washington. The two guys who get socks were ones who kept their cool as their sides recorded big wins from very different places in the table.
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Shadow clinch 2015 EPLWA title; Force move up to fourth

The Spokane Shadow are the 2015 Evergreen Premier League Champions  after finishing a second straight season unbeaten on the road. The Olympic Force created plenty of chances but it took until the 90th minute for them to get a winner and move into the top half of the table.
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