Yakima, WA – On Friday night Yakima United FC and their visitors, Olympic Force, treated the fans in attendance at Marquette Stadium to an entertaining eleven goal thriller that saw the hosts come away with all three points and their second consecutive win.
Photo taken by Braulio Herrera, used with permission of Braulio’s Photography
Yakima, WA – For the second time this season, Yakima United FC defeated Bellingham with a score line of 4-0. This time the Hoppers scored the victory at home on a sun drenched Sunday afternoon at Marquette Stadium thanks to a Hector Valdovinos winner and a Jesse Esquivel hat trick.
Wenatchee, WA – Yakima United FC have faced Wenatchee FC in EPLWA league play three times in the past year, to date it has lost all three of those matches. The most recent being last night at Wenatchee Valley Community College. Under stormy skies that would end up serving as a fitting analogy for Yakima’s trails against their Central Washington rivals.
Yakima, WA – It, was a beautiful evening at Marquette Stadium and a stunning occasion. With over 600 fans in attendance on the day amidst a showcase of high quality soccer hosted by Yakima United. The day started off with the Central Washington Soccer Academy U-14 boys hosting the Sounders Academy, and The Sounders Women battling to a 2-2 draw against Central Washington University. The main event of the evening saw the day’s hosts attempt to become the first home side to collect all three points of the 2015 EPLWA season. As well as be the first team to take points away from Tacoma’s South Sound FC. It looked to be the ending to a perfect day at the conclusion a first half that saw Yakima’s Jesse Esquivel score a double, and the Shock go down a man after Cody Guthrie was sent off in the 38th minute for serious foul play. But it was not to be as South Sound showed why they were title challengers last season and among the favorites to hold the crown in 2015.
” I need 11 warriors,” was the cry from Hector Vega as his Yakima United FC huddled in the away locker room at Civic Stadium on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Bellingham.
Yakima’s last visit to Bellingham was a fogetable one, losing 8-2 and setting an unwanted league record for worst defeat and most goals conceded in a single game. A record which coincidently was matched on this very same evening as the Spokane Shadow pummeled Wenatchee FC on their own pitch to the same scoreline.