The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
YAKIMA, WA — Only a few days removed from their official inclusion into the Evergreen Premier League, Yakima United FC have revealed their club colors and official crest. Designed by Joshua Vega, who will be the club’s General Manager in 2014, the crest’s focal point is a cluster of hops flowers. As the graphic below details, hops are a crucial crop in the Yakima Valley. (click graphic to enlarge)
“I’m really proud of the crest,” Vega says. ”I think It’s a great symbol of the culture, and tradition of the Yakima area, both sporting and non-sporting.”
YUFC will wear the same red and black that the Yakima Reds wore in the PDL for sixteen seasons. The crest is topped by a star meant to inspire local Yakima Valley players to work towards their dreams.
Yakima United FC was founded in 2010 and has played in local and regional leagues previously. YUFC was once a member of the American National Soccer League (ANSL) Washington Conference. During that time they formed a rivalry with Seattle Stars FC, a club they will face once again this spring and summer in the EPLWA.
Below is a black and white version of the crest which will be used on home / visiting rosters, etc.
About the EPLWA
The Evergreen Premier League is an elite adult men’s soccer league for college and post-college age players to feature their skills on hometown clubs throughout the state of Washington. The league’s mission is to cultivate “football club” culture while providing opportunities for coaches, owners, supporters, players and towns to enjoy the sport and all of the community-building it can bring. The EPLWA is affiliated with the Washington State Adult Soccer Association, the United States Adult Soccer Association, US Soccer and FIFA.
The EPLWA (pronounced E-P-L ‘wah’) will kick off in May 2014 with its debut season: Bellingham United FC (Bellingham), South Sound FC (Tacoma), Wenatchee United FC (Wenatchee), Seattle Stars FC (Tukwila), WestSound FC (Silverdale), Spokane Shadow (Spokane), Vancouver Victory FC (Vancouver, WA) and Yakima United FC (Yakima).
Visit the Evergreen Premier League online at: www.EPLWA.com
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