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The Spokane Shine head into Friday night’s home match with Emerald City FC knowing exactly what they need to do to remain alive to win the WPSL Northwest Division and claim a playoff spot. After ECFC on Friday the Shine play the winless Oregon Rush at home on Saturday.
The Shine drew 0:0 in Seattle against Emerald City earlier in the season and got a 5:2 win over the Rush in Oregon.
The second-year Lilac City side has gotten great coverage this summer from Gerald Barnhart and Inland NW Soccer News.
That website previews the Shine’s playoff hopes here:
“Probably the two biggest games in the young history of the organization,” Shine head coach Jason Quintero tells Barnhart. “Obviously we don’t have a chance to control our own destiny, but I like where we’re sitting as far as our chances to win the next two games if we play how we’ve been playing of late.
“And then obviously it’s up to Issaquah to drop points. But we can’t worry too much about that; we’re just really focused on Friday for Emerald City and it’s gonna be a tough game.”
Earlier in the week Barnhart profiled two teenagers on the Shine’s roster, Kara Marbury and Allison Jordan.
See Spokane Shine photos by Erik Smith at http://eriksmith.smugmug.com/