Spokane Shadow make season debuts in EPLWA, NWPL

5-13eplwa RESULTS (3)shadow-sc-500SPOKANE, WA— The Spokane Shadow are competing at the adult level in three leagues this spring and summer. The Eastern Washington elite youth giants, who are connected with Sounders FC’s Academy, continue to grow their adult presence in the Lilac City.

UPDATE: Spokane Shadow Release

The Shadow return to the Evergreen Premier League (Men) and Northwest Premier League (Women) in 2017. Now the club also has a Men’s team in the National Premier Soccer League. The NPSL Shadow begin play on May 20 when they visit another new team to that league, Kitsap Soccer Club (Pumas).

New Head Coach for EPLWA Shadow

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Mike Pellicio, new head coach of the Spokane Shadow EPLWA team.

The Shadow have won the Evergreen Premier League two of the three full seasons played. This year they enter with just their second different head coach. Mike Pellicio replaces Chad Brown as the Shadow gaffer.

Pellicio joined the Shadow youth back in 2015. He’s originally from San Diego and has experience as an assistant at the collegiate level.

Chad Brown led the Shadow to a highly successful three seasons in the EPLWA. He has left the Shadow for another Spokane soccer club, Washington East.

The Shadow Men of the EPLWA open their season Saturday in Port Orchard with a 5:45 PM kick off against the Olympic Force at South Kitsap High School’s Kitsap Bank Stadium. The next day (Sunday May 14) the Shadow will travel over to Puyallup for a 3:30 PM Kick off against Washington Premier South Sound at the WPFC Fields Complex.

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NWPL Shadow Women open defense of title

Kevin Moon returns as head coach of the Northwest Premier League Shadow Women. His club cruised to a championship in the league’s first season in 2016. The dominance of the Shadow was enough for the NWPL to move to an unbalanced schedule so that clubs would play more matches against teams they finished close to in the previous season.

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The Shadow won the 2016 NWPL title. (club photo)

Megan Lindsay led the Shadow and all of the NWPL with 16 goals last year. She recently trained with Seattle Reign FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (pro.)

The Shadow Women are playing away double headers with the EPLWA Men this weekend. The Women are at Olympic Force on Saturday at 3 PM (South Kitsap High School) and at WPSS Shock (WPFC Fields Complex) on Sunday at 1 PM.

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