Hammers’ influx of players includes Galvan, Ulen


BELLINGHAM, WA— Bellingham United had their best-ever finish in the Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA) in 2016 when the club finished second in the table. The 2017 campaign looks promising as the Hammers have brought a batch of new players in, including two standouts: Eleazar Galvan (second all-time leading league scorer) and Brady Ulen (Champion with Spokane Shadow, multiple Defensive Player of the Week winner.) (Cover photos: Brady Ulen (left), Eleazar Galvan (right), from Hammers social media.)
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Washington State Cougars Men travel west to tackle EPLWA sides



wsu-central-social-badgePULLMAN, WA— The Washington State University Cougars Men’s Soccer Team is a club team that competes in the West Coast Soccer Association. While others over the years have argued the case for the Cougars to add varsity men’s soccer, the club team is busy playing it while wearing the school colors.

The first weekend in April the Cougars traveled over the mountains to take on the Oly Town Artesians and the Washington Premier South Sound FC Shock in two Evergreen Premier League preseason friendlies.

The trip was actually a year in the making. “We had attempted to schedule friendlies against South Sound FC as well as Spokane shadow last spring, but were not successful due to our schedules not matching up,” says WSU Men’s Club President Andrew Anderson. “This year we held conversations much earlier and were able to connect to South Sound FC as well as…

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Pick Quick, Puyallup and preseason soccer

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by David Falk

PUYALLUP, WA— If you crave the taste of the old burger joints and are also looking for authentic American-made soccer, then there is a double experience waiting for you this summer in the greater Fife / Puyallup area.

ssfc-500Sunday April 9 I did this ‘twin bill’ by grabbing burgers, fries and shakes at Pick Quick in Fife and then heading over to the Washington Premier FC Fields off of River Road (167) in Puyallup to see preseason soccer between Evergreen Premier League club Washington Premier South Sound FC and startup Snohomish County FC Steelheads.

The weather cooperated and so did Pick Quick and Puyallup – providing a sort of ‘throw back experience.’ It was 1985 all over again in a good way. Eating at one of Pick Quick’s large selection of picnic tables and then watching a match at the WP fields with Mount Rainier looming in…

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