The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
The quick 10-match WPSL season is half gone for the Spokane Shine. Issaquah SC have played four matches while Emerald City FC are undefeated but have only notched three games. All of these sides are in action this weekend as the race to take the Northwest Division heats up.
ECFC and Portland met earlier in the season with a 1:1 result coming on a very late Rain equalizer. The match is the first of a soccer doubel-header at the Vancouver WA Kiggins Bowl. The PDL Portland Timbers U-23′s host the Sounders U-23′s in the second match.
Issaquah SC will try for its first-ever away victory on Saturday against the winless Oregon Rush. Issaquah has the best goal-differential in the division, having outscored opponents 6-2 over four matches. The Rush are the opposite, with the worst GD, having been outscored 10-4 in three matches.
The Shine host the lone in-state match this weekend with a afternoon battle against the Portland Rain. Inland NW Soccer News visited with Shine head coach Jason Quintero this week. With five matches left, including four at home, the Shine are hoping to earn their first playoff spot in their second season. The Rain are the only away match left on the Lilac City calendar.
Current WPSL Northwest Standings