Today United Soccer League (USL) Spokane unveiled the name, crest and colors of its new professional
women’s soccer team – Spokane Zephyr FC – at a historic event bustling with upwards of 2,000
community members at the Davenport Grand Hotel.
Zephyr, which means “a wind from the west,” conveys the power of this team – not only on the field but
also as a force for change in our community and country.
“This is a historic day for Spokane, and I am proud to be from Spokane and helping this city to lead a
transformation in women’s professional soccer in America,” said Katie Harnetiaux, President of USL
Spokane and co-owner of Aequus Sports, which owns the Club. “The USL Super League and Spokane
Zephyr FC will give opportunity to hundreds of talented woman athletes, coaches, administrators, and
staff members to pursue a career in professional soccer. And the level of play – higher than any we’ve
ever seen in Spokane – will wow our fans, inspire our youth, and grow our economy.”
In addition to the club’s name, USL Spokane revealed the team’s crest and colors. The crest, featuring a
stylized Z to reflect the movement of wind, evokes the power of change, as the wind does to landscapes
over time. The colors are Impact Blue, Basalt, Palouse Gold, and Cloud. The combination of these teal,
dark gray, vibrant gold, and white hues conjures images of the Northwest, its seasons and geography
that parallels the vibrancy, tenacity, and grit of the Club.
Sunday’s event at the Davenport Grand Hotel welcomed diehard soccer fans and curious community
members alike. Attendees not only witnessed the big reveal, but also had a first crack at purchasing
Spokane Zephyr FC merchandise and securing deposits for season tickets. There were many other
activities too, with drawings and prizes, a photo booth, and bracelet making station where youth created
and traded bracelets with team-branded colors and charms.
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