Welcome to INW Soccer News 3.0!!


INWsn emerged in 2012 with the intent to provide an outlet dedicated to the sport in the region and has long-lived on a free blogger provider. This new site is being launched to provide a greater breadth in coverage – those developments will be come over the next few months. I say that this is the third edition of INWsn because upon reflection, this site is really a reimagining of a PDL NW Report I created in the late 90s when I worked for the Spokane Shadow and wanted a way to aggregate news for the division and provide further information for the news media for the teams.

INWsn Coverage
The Goal: This site is dedicated to local or national news with ties to the Inland Northwest. If you have any stories you wish to share or want to add the site to your news distribution list, please drop a note to the email address below.

About the Editor – Gerald Barnhart

A long-time soccer administrator, I began working with the Spokane Shadow in the USL Premier Development League from 1997-99, watching and working with players like Brian Ching and Craig Waibel. I returned to the club (Spokane Sounders) with the re-launch of the Shadow First Team(s) and have worked for the Spokane Sounders in a multitude of roles (communications, operations, groundskeeper & First Teams manager) after working 10 years for United Soccer Leagues (Tampa, Fla.) in the communications department through mid-2010. A native of Spokane, Wash., I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Journalism/Public Relations. I was also formerly a writer and co-manager of TheCup.us, the only site dedicated to covering the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup – the country’s only national championship tournament as well as a member of the North American Soccer Reporters association, for which I served as the communications officer for two years.

Located in Spokane, Wash. | contact: gbarnsoccer-at-gmail.com