Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Spokane Shadow took the lead twice Saturday at the Spokane Shadow Polo Grounds against NPSL NW Conference leader Crossfire Redmond, who tallied in the final minutes of each half to earn a 2-2 result.

The draw was the first point against Crossfire in three meetings for Spokane this season, but disappointing for the Shadow as they have been in each of the last two, suffering a 1-0 road defeat in the last match between the two.

The Shadow took the lead in the 21st minute when Jesse Retan connected with Mike Ramos for the opening goal and they appeared headed to the break with the lead when the visitors took advantage of the lone minute of stoppage time with a surprise tally from Joseph Parish.

In the second half the Shadow were reduced to 10 men in the 68th minute when Ty Lang received a second caution, but just four minutes later Chase Reidt scored off some hard work from Nick Hamer to put the hosts in front.

The visitors, though, spoiled the potential upset win for the shorthanded Shadow when James Burkholder finished a cross from Charles Ostrem in the 87th.

The Shadow return to NPSL action next week as part of a tripleheader of games at SFCC. Following the Shadow Women’s 2:00 match, the NPSL game will kick off at 5:00 versus OSA Seattle FC with the Shadow U23s following shortly after at approximately 7:30 versus Washington Premier.

The Shadow are now 3-3-2 in the conference with 11 points and Crossfire has clinched the conference with PDX FC picking up their first win of the season tonight 2-1 against third place FCM Portland.

U23s Fall to Yakima United

In a return to action after a month being idle, the Shadow U23s faced longtime rival Yakima Friday evening at the Spokane Shadow Polo Grounds. The visitors grabbed the lead in the 16th minute and were able to add two more in the final half-hour to secure a 3-0 victory. Watch Stream / Highlights on MyCujoo [+]

Next Week: Both sides are home again this week with the First Team and U23s playing OSA Seattle FC and Washington Premier, respectively, as part of a tripleheader with the Shadow Women Saturday at SFCC. The NPSL match kicks off at 5:00 with the EPLWA match shortly after at 7:30. The U23s then play again Sunday after the Women’s First Team at 4:30 at SFCC versus PacNW.

Sponsors: The Spokane Shadow Men’s First Teams program is proud to be supported by MultiCare Integrated Sports Medicine, adidas, Dairy Queen of Airway Heights, RH Cooke & Associates Real Estate, Prime Lending and Wolff, Hislop & Crockett Attorneys. If you are interested in becoming a supporting sponsor, please contact Nick Piger at

Match Summaries & Standings

Saturday NPSL: Spokane Shadow 2-2 Crossfire Redmond
SPO: Mike Ramos (Jesse Retan) 21
XF: Joseph Parish (Declan McGlynn) 45+
SPO: Chase Reidt (Nick Hamer) 72
XF: James Burkholder (Charles Ostrem) 87
Spokane: Peter Byrne, Ole Cloppenburg (Jake Levine 88), Tanner French (Brayden Tucker 69), Nick Hamer, Tyler Lang (second caution / red card 68), Bryan Maxwell (Davis Auth 86), Hakeem Rabiu (Chase Reidt 53, Devin Hauenstein 84, Enzo Nalis 90), Mike Ramos, Jesse Retan, Mike Rojas, Tanner Williams
Crossfire: Bryce Logan, Ethan Bartlow, Ed Weise, Hal Uderitz, Jaret Townsend, James Burkholder, Bailey Letherman, Joseph Parish (Edgar Iniquez 72), Charles Ostrem, Colman French, Declan McGlynn

Current NPSL NW Standings

Crossfire Redmond 7-1-1… 22 points
OSA Seattle FC 4-4-0… 12 points
Spokane Shadow 3-3-2… 11 points
FCM Portland 3-3-1… 10 points
PDX FC 1-7-0… 3 points
(10-game schedules, 2 playoff berths)

Friday EPLWA: Spokane Shadow U23 0-3 Yakima United
YAK: Ceveriano Garcia (Johnny Ramirez) 16
YAK: Johnny Ramirez (Williams Pineda) 60
YAK: Williams Pineda (Osvaldo Martinez) 76
Shutout – Luis Burrieta
Spokane: Carter Auth, Danny Alvarez, Zach Bowsky, Conner Cary, Josh Clay, DeVonte Gorman, Luke Livington, Enzo Nalis, Joel Samayoa, David Uribe, Jay Weinman – Substitutes: Peter Byrne, Azzam Azzam, Clayton Crockett, Rudi McClellan, Chase Reidt, Nate Tolton
Yakima: Luis Burrieta, Oscar Quintero, Ceveriano Garcia, Missael Lopez, Jose Maldonado, Jose Marquez, Osvaldo Martinez, Williams Pineda, Johnny Ramirez, Daniel Saucedo, Jaren Turner – Substitutions: Luis Chavez, Omar Coria, Tony Lopez, Kolbein Moore, Petr Titechko

EPLWA – Rainier Conference Standings

PacNW 3-1-1… 10 pts
Oly-Pen Force 3-2-1… 10 pts
Washington Premier 3-2-0… 9 pts
Spokane Shadow 1-2-2… 5 pts
Vancouver Victory 0-5-1… 1 pt
(10-game schedule, 2 playoff berths)


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