Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Eastern & Central Washington teams reach 6 finals, win 3 titles at USCS Regionals

Two dozen teams from six clubs in the greater-Spokane region traveled to Seattle for the US Club Soccer Northwest Regional Tournament June 23-26 along with eight other entries from Central and Eastern Washington - a total of 32 teams. Half of the entries advanced from group play, highlighted by the Spokane Shadow coming home with three championships.

Overall, the Shadow finished with Vancouver United as the clubs with the second-most championships won. Redmond-based Washington Crossfire finished with four titles, leading a group of Puget Sound area clubs that won 12 in total. Northwest Nationals (Lynnwood) and Eastside FC (Bellevue) won two each with Washington Rush (Everett), Washington Premier (Puyallup), Seattle United and Whatcom FC (Bellingham) each winning one.

Vancouver United (WA) led the collection of Portland-area clubs, a region that spans to Eugene as well as over into Washington. In addition to Vancouver United’s three titles, fellow Vancouver-based teams Salmon Creek SC, Santos FC and Pacific FC won championships. FC Portland and Eugene Metro FC won championships representing Oregon.

The Shadow won three of the seven titles claimed outside of the I-5 corridor. The other four to win were the Idaho Thunder (Post Falls), Missoula Strikers (MT), La Roca FC (Kaysville, UT) and Cook Inlet SC (Anchorage, AK).

The good and bad news is the report I was planning to do on all the Inland Northwest teams from Washington ended up being quite lengthy. For those interested in a particular region, check out the three sections I split the round-up into via the following links.


Spokane Shadow send 16 teams; win three championships [+]
Three advance to playoff rounds from Spokane quintet [+]
Three clubs do well for Tri-Cities, Central Washington [+]


Five clubs find success for Idaho at USCS Regionals in Seattle [+]
Missoula Strikers, Magic City lead Montana contingent at USCS Regionals in Seattle [+]