BELLINGHAM UNITED FC
The “Hammers” played two successful seasons in the Pacific Coast Soccer League before helping found the Evergreen Premier League in the summer of 2013. Bellingham United features adult men players from the Whatcom County area as well as highly-skilled players from different parts of the world. Players are scouted and selected by the coaching staff throughout the year, with open tryouts happening each March prior to the start of the regular season. The Hammers play indoors in the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) during the winter. Press release announcing entry into EPLWA.
WASHINGTON PREMIER FC
EVERGREEN PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: 2018
(Formerly South Sound FC Shock)
Washington Premier FC played under the name South Sound FC (Shock) from 2014-2017. In 2018 the club fully took the name “Washington Premier FC U23 Men.” The EPLWA team is now the top tier in the premier youth club’s system of player development. Press release announcing entry (of SSFC) into EPLWA.
SEATTLE STARS FC
EVERGREEN PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: 2017
Head Coach: Omar Lara General Manager: Juan Sandoval
Seattle Stars Football Club is a semi professional football club, based in King county WA area, that played in 2011 in the American National Soccer League. Founded as Seattle Stars FC in 2011 by a group of dedicated people who love the sport of soccer. The Stars have won the Starfire Premier League and were the 2011 ANSL Washington Champions. Today the Stars continue to play year-round outdoors, featuring in the Starfire Premier League in Spring and Winter. Press release announcing entry into EPLWA.
EVERGREEN PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2014, 2015
The original Spokane Shadow played in the United Soccer Leagues between 1996-2005. Since then the Shadow have continued on in the youth ranks, building a premier club that competes in Washington Youth Soccer’s Regional Clubs League (RCL). (Spokane Shadow wiki) The club officially took the name Spokane Soccer Club Shadow after a youth merger. New team accepted into EPLWA in August, 2013. The Shadow won the first-ever EPLWA title in 2014, finishing on top of the table with 32 points including an unbeaten away slate for the season. Press release announcing entry into EPLWA.
VANCOUVER VICTORY FC
EVERGREEN PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: 2016
Head Coach: Biniam Afenegus & Stan Rodriguez General Manager: Sean Janson
The Vancouver Victory are a professionally-run soccer club representing Clark County and Southwest Washington. The Victory draw players from Vancouver, greater Portland and along both the coast and the Columbia River Gorge to compete for the team. In 2013 V2FC also featured players from Antigua and Barbuda. The Victory also feature a strong connection with Clark College, who have a successful 2-year soccer program that competes in the NWAC. Press release announcing entry into EPLWA.
YAKIMA UNITED FC
YUFC was established in 2010 to begin play locally and in the ANSL, though the club name dates back to the 1970’s. YUFC made a splash in 2014 as the final club added for the first EPLWA season. Their crest is also popular on social media, and features three hops flowers, inspiring the team to take the nickname “The Hoppers.” YUFC is part of the tradition of the original Yakima Reds of the PDL who played in the city for 16 seasons from 1995-2010. Several coaches and players from that era are responsible for the rebirth of Yakima elite adult soccer. Press release announcing entry into EPLWA.
Head Coach: Brandon Henry General Manager: Micah McMonagle
The Oly-Pen Force (formerly the Olympic Force) were established in 2014 as an indoor side in the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) to represent Bremerton, Washington and greater Kitsap County. They are owned and operated by the Olympic Sports Center. The Force joined the Evergreen Premier League in 2015 as a new club taking the spot of the former WestSound FC Men. Press release announcing entry into EPLWA.
OLY TOWN FC ARTESIANS
Founded by Brandon Sparks and Tim Smith in 2014 as members of the inaugural Western Indoor Soccer League. Owned and operated by Olympia Indoor Soccer. The Artesians draw their name from the famous waters that flow through the area and once fed the old Olympia Beer Brewery. Oly Town FC are the third Evergreen Premier League club (South Sound FC, Olympic Force) that began life indoors before later forming outdoor teams. Press release announcing entry into the EPLWA.
TRI-CITIES ALLIANCE FC
Tri-Cities Alliance FC were founded in 2017 with roots going back to Alianza Tri-Cities and the Pasco Soccer League. The club hit the pitch as winners in the summer of 2017, taking two tournament titles and finishing second in a third one. TCAFC applied to join the EPLWA in August of 2017 and were announced as members on October 17, 2017. Press release announcing entry into the EPLWA.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST SOCCER CLUB
Head Coach: Pedro Millan
PacNW was formed in 2012 when Greater Renton FC and Dos FC merged and now serves over 1,100 youth players competing in the U.S Soccer Development Academy, the Elite Clubs National League, and Washington Youth Soccer’s Regional Club League. PacNW created an opportunity for their college age players in 2018 when they partnered with OSA FC and played as PacNW/OSA FC in the National Premier Soccer League. The two clubs mutually split after the season with the PacNW U23s striking out on their own to become the EPLWA’s tenth club.