SPOKANE, WA— The Spokane Shadow First Team moved closer to clinching not only a playoff spot, but the top seed and home game in the National Premier League Northwest. A 4-1 victory Saturday night against PDX FC of Portland combined with FCM Portland’s 4-1 win over visiting Kitsap put the Shadow, with three games remaining, just three points away from grabbing the regular season title (based on head-to-head as FCM Portland can match 22 points).
It was the night for Karl Muelheims. A past star with the team, Muelheims has spent the past two years working on a nursing degree. Having returned home to a job, the longtime Shadow youth product re-joined the squad this year and finally found his scoring touch with a breakout night, registering two goals and an assist.
PDX FC 1-4 Spokane Shadow
SPO: Karl Muelheims (Nick Hamer) 34
SPO: Mike Ramos (Karl Muelheims) 44
SPO: Karl Muelheims (Jesse Retan) 49
PDX: Jacob Young (Reggie Reyes) 51
SPO: Nick Hamer (Tanner Williams) 82
Other NPSL NW Results
Kitsap Pumas 1-4 FCM Mulhouse
NPSL – Northwest Standings
Spokane Shadow 5-0-4… 19 points
FCM Portland 4-2-4… 16 pts
Kitsap Pumas 4-4-2… 14 pts
PDX FC 2-5-2… 8 pts
OSA FC 2-6-2… 8 pts