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Spokane Spiders

Spokane Spiders are an American soccer team, founded in 2006. The team is a member of the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, and plays in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference against teams from Abbotsford, Ogden, Provo, Salem, Tacoma, Vancouver and Yakima.

They play their home games in Spokane Falls Stadium on the campus of Spokane Falls Community College in the city of Spokane, Washington.

The Spiders are unrelated to the long-standing former PDL franchise, Spokane Shadow, which ceased operations in 2005 after their stadium, Joe Albi Stadium, was declared unsafe for play.

2008 Roster

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
2007 4 USL PDL 5th, Northwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2008 4 USL PDL 8th, Northwest Did not qualify Did not qualify

Competition History

Spokane Spiders entered the PDL in 2007, contiuing the tradition of top-level minor league soccer in Eastern Washington that began with Spokane Shadow in the mid-1990s. The Spiders, under head coach Dan Philp, began quite strongly, beating Tacoma Tide 3-2 and Cascade Surge 2-1 in their first competitive games. Spokane were generally strong at home for the duration of their freshman season, enjoying four more victories at Spokane Falls Community College, but their form on the road was abysmal: they conceded 38 goals away from home while scoring just 7, and lost all of their 8 games on their travels. The nadir was a shocking 0-11 defeat to Abbotsford Mariners on the final day of the season, which left the Spiders in 5th place in the standings, 33 points behind divisional champions BYU Cougars. Jake Moug was by far Spokane's dominant player, scoring 11 of their 25 goals himself, while Ben Funkhouser contributed 4 assists.

Notable former players

Coaches

Stadia

Average Attendance

  • 2008: 319
  • 2007: 424

External links

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