She wants Pizza: Celedon released from Spokane hospital after match collision

Angela Celedon

SPOKANE, WA— Angela Celedon went east to Spokane with the rest of her Seattle Stars teammates this weekend. Her journey took a different course near halftime of the Stars’ Northwest Premier League match at Whitworth College against the Spokane Shadow.

It’s an unsettling experience for players, coaches, everyone at a match when I player goes down and medical assistance is required. Celedon blacked  out after a collision that required immediate care.
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No flag to salute? Teams turn to goalkeeper’s America-themed gloves

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NWPL Primary CrestBREMERTON, WA— Sometimes it’s the little things that become big memories at a soccer match. On Saturday afternoon in Bremerton the Olympic Force hosted Twin City Union in a Northwest Premier League soccer match at Gordon Field.

Everyone was in place and standing as the National Anthem was ready to play. One big problem – Oh say can you see? There was no American flag to be seen. Apparently Kitsap County Parks had taken down the one that usually stays flying on the edge of the Fairgrounds.

Quick thinking by Twin City Union goalkeeper Emily Sorenson (North Thurston High School / Centralia College) saved the moment and gave us that “little thing” that will last in the memory. She realized she was wearing stars and stripes on her West Coast “Quanton Freedom” gloves – that feature an American flag motif. She went to the center circle and raised her hands…

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Stars stay on top; Shadow close behind

DSC_2798The top six teams in the final standings will make the first-ever playoffs for the Northwest Premier League in 2017. Right now Seattle Stars and Spokane Shadow are well on their way to making those playoffs as the two sides continue to win matches. The weekend of May 20-21 the Shadow won two more while Seattle bounced back from their only loss to win their 5th of the season.
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May 20-21 results in the NPWL

18620666_1719393734743784_4871918889312875952_oNorthwest Premier League action is done for another week and we have five matches that are finals. Details coming later.

(Saturday) Washington Timbers 0-2 Spokane Shadow
(Saturday) Yakima United 2-1 Seattle Stars
(Sunday) Twin City Union 1-2 Spokane Shadow
(Sunday) Olympic Force 1-3 WPSS Shock
(Sunday) Seattle Stars 2-1 Fuerza FC

Seattle Stars sweep weekend, Fuerza wins, Force and Hoppers draw


The Second weekend of play in the Northwest Premier League is complete. See the scores below.

Check back  here for updated standings and match recaps soon.

Saturday May 6:

Seattle Stars 3-1 Yakima United

Sunday May 7:

Yakima United 0-0 Olympic Force

Washington Premier South Sound 0-2 Seattle Stars

NCW Alliance 1-1 Twin City Union

Fuerza FC 2-1 Washington Timbers

Northwest Premier League returns Sunday with two new teams, new playoff format

The Northwest Premier League (NWPL) was founded in January of 2016 and returns on Sunday with three matches, two new teams and a new format as the statewide adult women’s soccer league looks to build on it’s hashtag slogan #FastForward.

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The Northwest Premier League has adjusted its format in light of two new clubs coming into the circuit in 2017 as well as in response to a lack of parity in the 2016 table which was dominated by the Spokane Shadow and South Sound Shock.

The new clubs are North Central Washington Alliance (Wenatchee) and Washington Timbers (Vancouver, WA.)

The adjusted 9-club unbalanced schedule features matches against clubs with similar 2016 records as well as a shortened regular season and playoffs which will run for a few weekends in July.

The clubs of the NWPL:Fuerza FC (Marysville), NCW Alliance (Wenatchee), Olympic Force (Bremerton), Seattle Stars (Kent), Spokane Shadow,

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New NWPL Women’s Derby kicks off with a ‘friendly’ in Wenatchee

17966105_1229797230475590_2243770824864557848_oNWPL Primary CrestWENATCHEE,WA—North Central Washington (NCW) Alliance hosted Yakima United in a preseason friendly on Sunday April 23 at the Apple Bowl in Wenatchee. The two Northwest Premier League (NWPL) sides had never met before because NCW are a new club and new to the league this season. Yakima United helped found the NWPL in 2016.

While this match was a preseason ‘friendly,’ the two sides will play each other in a NWPL counter on June 17 at Sozo Sports in Yakima.

(Cover photo by Tracie Fowler)

The final score of the match was 1-0 for Yakima. A free kick goal from Natalie Nagle was enough for the Hoppers to claim the first win in the fledgling central Washington derby.

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The NWPL opens its second season this Sunday April 30 with three matches.


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NWPL season nears as clubs gear up with weekend friendlies

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The second season of the Northwest Premier League(NWPL) will kick off Sunday April 30 around the state of Washington. The elite, amateur statewide league is entering year number two with plenty of momentum thanks to two new clubs and a revamped format that now includes ‘parity’ scheduling and a post-season.

(Cover photo: NCW Alliance FC training session)

sharpNWPL-Schedule The NWPL regular season kicks off April 30 with these three matches. (NWPL graphic)

This weekend the Olympic Force and Seattle Stars will be up in Port Angeles playing in the annual Rumble in the Rainforest  against each other and the Peninsula Pirates Women of the NWAC.


On Sunday April 23rd the expansion North Central Washington Alliance (Wenatchee) will host Yakima United at 3 PM in the Apple Bowl. The two league sides will take this future rivalry head on in what is a preseason friendly. In another preseason friendly just…

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NCW Alliance announces first Northwest Premier League coaching staff


ncw-alliance-fc_logo_facebook-profile-1WENATCHEE, WA — (Alliance release) NCW Alliance FC (NCWAFC) of the NorthWest Premier League (NWPL), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Richards as Head Coach, Luke Astell as Director of Fitness and Javier Reyna as Goalkeeper Coach of the club.

NWPL Primary Crest“Jamie, Luke and Javier have many years of soccer experience under their belts and we predict that together they will make a significant impact to the success of our team”, said Cindy Abouammo, Alliance President. “We can’t wait to get them started assessing all the talented players we have available here in north central Washington and with that in mind we’re hoping to announce our tryout dates soon.”

jamie_richards Jamie Richards.

Richards coached Chelan High School to the 2013 boys soccer state title. He’s also been an assistant in the Wenatchee Valley CC soccer program and was Head Coach of the Wenatchee FC semipro team on…

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Twin City Union name Kyle Jones Head Coach of NWPL side

tcu_update_crestCENTRALIA/ CHEHALIS, WA—(Union release) Twin City Union FC is proud to announce that Kyle Jones will be taking over as head coach for the 2017 season.

“We had many coaches who sent in letters of interest.  Kyle’s presentation and letter of intent was impressive and very in depth!” Chairman Henry Gallanger said. “How can anyone who does that not shoot to the top of your list? At the end of this process, having spoken with a couple candidates, we kept coming back to Kyle and his intent to coach this team.”

MORE:Twin City Open Tryouts Info

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Kyle comes with vast experience at the club, high school and college levels. He has been on staff with Black Hills FC since 2010 and is coaching a handful of teams as well as their current Director of Coaching. In 2007 Kyle coached both the boys and girls…

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Wenatchee, Vancouver NWPL clubs hit the ground running (videos)

facebook_logos_2NWPL Primary CrestWenatchee-area club NCW Alliance FC and Vancouver Washington-area club Washington Timbers FC are both making positive impressions as they prepare for their first seasons in the Northwest Premier League (NWPL).

North Central Washington Alliance are organizing with open gym time for players, the recent arrival of Ruffneck Scarves, and the development of a marketing strategy which is already paying dividends.

Tarr makes splash with Timbers

Washington Timbers FC recently announced the hiring of Kat Tarr as their first-ever Women’s team head coach. The announcement video has been viewed over 4,000 times and the NWPL Facebook page zoomed past the 500 likes mark in the wake of the hire.

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Kat Tarr named head coach of Washington Timbers NWPL


VANCOUVER, WA— Washington state women’s soccer legend Kat Tarr has been named the first-ever head coach of the Washington Timbers FCNorthwest Premier League team.

In the videos above Tarr thanks the Timbers for the opportunity and opens up about her plans for the team in its first season in the NWPL.

She’s joined by WTFC President Steve Bowmer, who gives a detailed explanation as to why Tarr was the best pick for the job.

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