EPLWA Launches 2019 Season Schedule

 

The Evergreen Premier League’s 2019 season opens play on Saturday, May 4th with four games hosted by the defending champs, Washington Premier FC, the Oly Town Artesians, Oly-Pen Force and Yakima United. Opening weekend continues on Sunday, May 5th with home openers for Bellingham United and the Vancouver Victory. It is the first weekend of a 50 game regular season running from May 4th to July 14th culminating with the championship game on the weekend of July 27th.

The EPLWA welcomes their tenth member, Pacific Northwest FC, for the league’s sixth season. With ten teams, the league will split into two five member divisions. The two divisions will get their new names by a Name The Conferences contest for EPLWA supporters and fans that will be launched this week. Each team will play eight games against conference opponents (4 home, 4 away) and two non-conference games (1 home, 1 away). All games will count in the standings and the top two teams from each conference will make the playoffs.

Six of the ten teams make their home debuts on the opening weekend. Week two sees the Tri-Cities Alliance open their home slate on Saturday, May 11th against the Spokane Shadow and the Seattle Stars play their home opener on Sunday, May 12th hosting the Oly-Pen Force. PacNW FC will play their first home game on Saturday, May 18th and then head east for the Spokane Shadown’s first home game on Sunday, May 19th.

Washington Premier captured the EPLWA Championship in 2018, knocking off the Seattle Stars in the title game, the first time the league was decided by a playoff format. The Spokane Shadow captured the first two championships by finishing top of the table in 2014 and 2015. The Vancouver Victory claimed the top spot in 2016 and the Seattle Stars won the title in 2017.

Below is the 2019 schedule for each league team. Game times and some locations are TBA. To see the full schedule by week, click here.


CONFERENCE I

BELLINGHAM UNITED
Sunday, May 5 – vs. Oly Town Artesians
Saturday, May 18 – @ Yakima United
Sunday, May 19 – @ Seattle Stars
Sunday, June 2 – @ Tri-Cities Alliance
Saturday, June 8 – vs. Seattle Stars
Saturday, June 9 – @ Oly Town Artesians
Sunday, June 16 – vs. Vancouver Victory
Sunday, June 30 – vs. Tri-Cities Alliance
Sunday, July 7 – @ PacNW FC
Saturday, July 13 – vs. Yakima United


OLY TOWN ARTESIANS
Saturday, May 4 – vs. Seattle Stars
Sunday, May 5 – @ Bellingham United
Saturday, May 11 – vs. Yakima United
Sunday, May 19 – @ Tri-Cities Alliance
Sunday, June 9 – vs. Bellingham United
Saturday, June 15 – @ Oly-Pen Force
Saturday, June 29 – @ Yakima United
Sunday, June 30 – @ Seattle Stars
Saturday, July 6 – vs. Tri-Cities Alliance
Saturday, July 13 – vs. PacNW FC


SEATTLE STARS
Saturay, May 4 – @ Oly Town Artesians
Sunday, May 12 – vs. Oly-Pen Force
Sunday, May 19 – vs. Bellingham United
Saturday, June 1 – @ Vancouver Victory
Sunday, June 2 – vs. Yakima United
Saturday, June 8 – @ Bellingham United
Saturday, June 22 – @ Tri-Cities Alliance
Sunday, June 30 – vs. Oly Town Artesians
Saturday, July 6 – @ Yakima United
Sunday, July 14 – vs. Tri-Cities Alliance


TRI-CITIES ALLIANCE
Saturday, May 4 – @ Yakima United
Saturday, May 11 – vs. Spokane Shadow
Sunday, May 19 – vs. Oly Town Artesians
Sunday, June 2 – vs. Bellingham United
Sunday, June 9 – @ Washington Premier
Saturday, June 22 – vs. Seattle Stars
Sunday, June 30 – @ Bellingham United
Saturday, July 6 – @ Oly Town Artesians
Sunday, July 7 – vs. Yakima United
Sunday, July 14 – @ Seattle Stars


YAKIMA UNITED
Saturday, May 4 – vs. Tri-Cities Alliance
Saturday, May 11 – @ Oly Town Artesians
Sunday, May 12 – vs. Washington Premier
Saturday, May 18 – vs. Bellingham United
Sunday, June 2 – @ Seattle Stars
Saturday, June 15 – @ Spokane Shadow
Saturday, June 29 – vs. Oly Town Artesians
Saturday, July 6 – vs. Seattle Stars
Sunday, July 7 – @ Tri-Cities Alliance
Saturday, July 13 – @ Bellingham United


CONFERENCE II

OLY-PEN FORCE
Saturday, May 4 – vs. PacNW FC
Sunday, May 12 – @ Seattle Stars
Saturday, May 18 – vs. Washington Premier
Sunday, May 19 – @ Vancouver Victory
Saturday, June 1 – @ PacNW FC
Saturday, June 15 – vs. Oly Town Artesians
Saturday, June 22 – vs. Vancouver Victory
Saturday, June 29 – @ Spokane Shadow
Saturday, July 6 – @ Washington Premier
Saturday, July 13 – vs. Spokane Shadow


PACNW FC
Saturday, May 4 – @ Oly-Pen Force
Saturday, May 18 – vs. Vancouver Victory
Sunday, May 19 – @ Spokane Shadow
Saturday, June 1 – vs. Oly-Pen Force
Saturday, June 8 – @ Vancouver Victory
Saturday, June 15 – @ Washington Premier
Saturday, June 29 – vs. Washington Premier
Sunday, July 7 – vs. Bellingham United
Saturday, July 13 – @ Oly Town Artesians
Sunday, July 14 – vs. Spokane Shadow


SPOKANE SHADOW
Saturday, May 4 – @ Washington Premier
Saturday, May 5 – @ Vancouver Victory
Saturday, May 11 – @ Tri-Cities Alliance
Sunday, May 19 – vs. PacNW FC
Saturday, June 15 – vs. Yakima United
Saturday, June 22 – vs. Washington Premier
Saturday, June 29 – vs. Oly-Pen Force
Saturday, July 6 – vs. Vancouver Victory
Saturday, July 13 – @ Oly-Pen Force
Sunday, July 14 – @ PacNW Force


VANCOUVER VICTORY
Sunday, May 5 – vs. Spokane Shadow
Saturday, May 18 – @ PacNW FC
Sunday, May 19 – vs. Oly-Pen Force
Saturday, June 1 – vs. Seattle Stars
Saturday, June 8 – vs. PacNW FC
Sunday, June 16 – @ Bellingham United
Saturday, June 22 – @ Oly-Pen Force
Sunday, June 30 – vs. Washington Premier
Saturday, July 6 – @ Spokane Shadow
Sunday, July 14 – @ Washington Premier


WASHINGTON PREMIER
Saturday, May 4 – vs. Spokane Shadow
Sunday, May 12 – @ Yakima United
Saturday, May 18 – @ Oly-Pen Force
Sunday, June 9 – vs. Tri-Cities Alliance
Saturday, June 15 – vs. PacNW FC
Saturday, June 22 – @ Spokane Shadow
Saturday, June 29 – @ PacNW FC
Saturday, June 30 – @ Vancouver Victory
Saturday, July 6 – vs. Oly-Pen Force
Saturday, July 13 – vs. Vancouver Victory


 

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