WENATCHEE — The Evergreen Premier League is making steady progress in its process of assembling a semi-pro soccer league that may include a Wenatchee Valley team.
The league announced its first team, Bellingham United, which will serve as the flagship program for the startup organization.
Evergreen Premier League plans to announce another new member today and another still Monday.
Wenatchee United FC applied for membership in July and was one of the first programs to voice interest in joining the league. David Falk, one of the English Premier League’s founders, spoke positively about including a Wenatchee team in a phone interview last week.
A representative of the prospective Wenatchee program took part in a teleconference among applicants Monday to discuss league rules, format and field other general questions.
The Wenatchee owners are working to construct a budget and are still waiting to hear back from the Evergreen Premier League on membership status.
“We’re still working on a lot of stuff that we need to perform if we get the approval,” said Javier Reyna, one of the Wenatchee United FC’s owners.