Here comes 2014, and along with it a big set of matches in the Premier Arena Soccer League Northwest. Five state clubs will host home matches as the short season gets to and past the halfway mark. The standings (which don’t show a recent Vancouver win yet) indicate that positions in the two divisions could change based on this weekend’s results. Graphics below are from club / supporter Facebook pages.
Saturday, Jan. 4…Arlington Aviators at WSA Rapids, PASL, 7:20 PM, Bham Sportsplex
The Aviators are 3-1-0 and in second place in the North. The Rapids are 2-2-0 and in third. This match will go a long way towards deciding who is left to chase the Kitsap Pumas.
Saturday, Jan. 4…Burnaby Titans at Wenatchee Fire, PASL, 7 PM, WV Sportsplex
It’s a must-win match for the 1-2-0 Wenatchee fire, and they should be able to get it against the winless (0-0-4) Burnaby Titans.
Saturday, Jan. 4…Snohomish Skyhawks at Kitsap Pumas, PASL, 7 PM, OSSC
The 1-2-0 Snohomish Skyhawks sure need a win, but they will have to reverse history to get one at Kitsap. The Pumas (4-0-0) have never lost to the Skyhawks, outscoring them 30-16 in three wins in Bremerton.
Saturday, Jan. 4…Tacoma Galaxy at South Sound Shock, PASL, 7 PM, GHSC
Also needing a win are the South Sound Shock (1-1-0.) They host the NW’s other undefeated side, the Tacoma Galaxy. In a recent friendly the Shock were shut down by Tacoma. This one counts.
Saturday, Jan. 4…Yamhill County Crew at Vancouver Tropics, PASL, 7 PM, CCIS
It’s possible that Vancouver and Yamhill (Portland) may just play each other forever. Or not. They will meet again on Saturday after the Tropics recently scored their first win, over the Crew. With the default of the Central Oregon Steelheaders the league schedule is a bit of a mess, and the standings don’t show the Vancouver win, yet.
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