FINAL STANDINGS – 2015 Evergreen Premier League Season


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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Shadow roll past Force, celebrate second EPLWA championship


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


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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South Sound wins U23 National Championship with help from EPLWA brothers



U23 National Champions! (Barrett Goddard)

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA—The South Sound FC Shock, with added firepower from fellow Evergreen Premier League teams, swept through the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) U23 National Championships on Sunday July 19 to bring home a trophy for the Tacoma club and prestige for the second-year Washington state league.

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The Shock rampaged through the competition, outscoring their opponents 22-4 (including a 3-0 forfeit win) on their way to the championship. The semifinals were postponed on Saturday night due to lightning, setting up a brutal double header morning. South Sound kicked off against Rosedale Super Eagles (New York) at 7 AM Eastern Standard Time. They won the semifinal match 3-1 thanks to goals from Isidro Prado-Huerta, Vincent McCluskey and Scotty Hanson.

The victory set up a Finals match just a few hours later at the Virginia Beach Soccer Complex Stadium. Kick off came at 12 noon EST in hot weather. The Shock were ready to go against Real New York FC. Brandon Madsen gave SSFC a 1-0 lead just 4 minutes in (video). It was 2-0 in the 18th when Eleazar Galvan scored (video). It was 4-0 at the half after Vincent McCluskey and Cody Guthrie chipped in.


Coors Light (?) pops in the locker room. (Barrett Goddard)

In the second half Guthrie got his second goal for a 5-0 advantage for the Washingtonians. Then he got tangled up as the “last defender” in the box and was red carded on a penalty kick call. RNYFC converted to make it 5-1 and the Shock were down to 10 men. However, they never let up and controlled the play. In the late going they even added to their triumph. Timur Zhividze assisted as Isidro Prado-Huerta scored in the 87th and then he drew a penalty call in added time. Taylor Jackson converted it for a 7-1 final. After four years of going to Nationals the Shock and Head Coach Adam Becker head home as champions.

The Evergreen Premier League was rooting with much interest as Wenatchee FC (Eleazar Galvan) and Timur Zhividze (Vancouver Victory FC) were loaned to the Shock for the tournament. Both played well and notched multiple goals and assists in the effort. V2FC owner Barrett Goddard was an assistant coach during the tournament.


Head Coach Adam Becker (far left) and coach Dominick Cusato (far right) with the players who will move on from the U23 age group after winning it all! (Barrett Goddard)

Shadow one win from title; Hammers rise up for big win

It was another hot day around the state of Washington where even two western side of the mountains matches featured temperatures in the 90’s. The Spokane Shadow took the lead in the table and can clinch on Sunday after they beat Seattle 4-1 in Everett. In Bellingham a season of woes was forgotten for a day as the Hammers pounded Wenatchee 6-2.
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South Sound / EPLWA wins Pool C, advances to National semifinals

UPDATE! Saturday’s semifinals have been postponed due to lightning. South Sound will play at 7 AM (EST) on Sunday July 19 in the semis against Rosedale Super Eagles. If they win that one they advance to the Final to be played at 12 noon (EST).

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EPLWA Logo-06-CROP-500It was a great day for South Sound FC’s U23 team, enhanced by two stars from fellow Evergreen Premier League teams. The Shock are in Virginia Beach, VA for the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) U23 National Championships. The club from Tacoma won two matches and was awarded a forfeit win for their first Saturday match, earning them first place in their pool and a spot in the semifinals to be played at 3 PM PST.

South Sound / EPLWA 3-1 Brooklyn United

South Sound / EPLWA beat Brooklyn United 3-1 in their first match. Scotty Hanson scored just seven minutes in on an assist from Vancouver Victory FC’s Timur Zhividze (loaned to the Shock for the tournament.) It was 2-0 in the 33rd when Tyler John scored for South Sound off of a corner kick sent in by JJ Schmeck. In the 55th Zhividze scored a goal of…

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Shadow depart for two road games with title in reach

(Shadow release) The defending Evergreen Premier League champion Spokane Shadow (8-1-2) embark on a two-game road trip this weekend that will play a large factor in the team’s bid to repeat as league champions. Needing five points in its final three games to accomplish the feat, the Shadow visit the Seattle Stars in Everett (Goddard Stadium, Mariner HS) Saturday afternoon and then face Bellingham United (Civic Stadium) 24 hours later. Both games are at 3:00 pm.
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South Sound FC at U23 Nationals, gets help from other EPLWA clubs

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USASAIt’s a team effort for South Sound Football club as they head back to Virginia for the 2015 United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) U23 National Championships. The “team effort” involves two other clubs as well, Vancouver Victory FC and Wenatchee FC, who compete in the Evergreen Premier League alongside South Sound. Both are lending a player to the cause of winning a title for the state of Washington.

EPLWA Logo-06-CROP-500“This year we come in with guest players, one from Vancouver Victory, Timur Zhividze, that we have been planning to have all season,” says John Crouch, owner and General Manager of the “Shock.” “We were approached by Barrett Goddard, owner of the Vancouver Victory, early in our EPLWA season on adding Timur and thought it was a great idea as Barrett is interested in seeing his team compete in this tournament. We knew Timur would be a valuable asset. At the…

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THIS WEEK: EPLWA Matches for July 18-19, 2015


Witzel (Hammers), Hansen (Force) are July 12 EPLWA Rock’em Socks Players of Week

The top of the table was reminded of the parity of the Evergreen Premier League last weekend as special performances led Bellingham United and Olympic Force to memorable results that boosted those sides and also changed the course of the race for the league title.

A former Player of the Year and a guy on loan were front and center as July 12 Players of the Week.
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