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National Premier Soccer League

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is an American soccer league commonly recognized as being a fourth-tier league, although it has been given no official designation by U.S. Soccer.[1] Although the league is officially affiliated to the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and qualifies for the U.S. Open Cup through USASA channels, it is generally considered to be the level of competition behind Major League Soccer (MLS), the USL Championship, USL League One, and roughly equal with USL League Two.[1] It is the successor of the Men's Premier Soccer League, a regional league originally based in the Western United States, which has now expanded nationwide to encompass teams from 29 states. The league's motto is "A National League with a Regional Focus". Some of the clubs are former NASL clubs.

National Premier Soccer League
National Premier Soccer League.png
Founded2003; 16 years ago (2003)
CountryUnited States
ConfederationCONCACAF
U.S. Soccer
Divisions14 conferences in 4 regions
Number of teams96
Level on pyramid4 (US) (unofficial)
Domestic cup(s)U.S. Open Cup
Current championsMiami FC (2nd title)
Most championshipsMiami FC (2 titles)
WebsiteNPSL website
2019 NPSL season

Competition formatEdit

The National Premier Soccer League's is divided into four separate regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, and West). Each region is divided into conferences with a varying number of teams per conference. The regular season runs from May to July with the exception of the West Region that has historically started in late March or early April.[2]

The NPSL currently has automatic berths in the U.S. Open Cup where they gain eligibility towards the CONCACAF Champions League.

 
NPSL logo 2005–2015

HistoryEdit

The National Premier Soccer League began in 2003 as the Men's Premier Soccer League (MPSL) initially as an offshoot of the Women's Premier Soccer League, and marked the first instance of a women's soccer league spawning a men's league. The league's first two champions were the Arizona Sahuaros, who had defected to the MPSL from the USL D-3 Pro League, and the Utah Salt Ratz.

The league expanded into the Midwest in 2005 with the addition of several new teams and a new conference, and changed its name to National Premier Soccer League to reflect its new national footprint; a team from the expansion conference – Detroit Arsenal – won the league in its first year after its eastward expansion. The NPSL expanded further in 2007 with the addition of a new Northeast Conference and five new teams from the eastern United States. The first team from the East to win the national NPSL title was the Pennsylvania Stoners in 2008. The league has since continued to expand, adding more teams throughout the entirety of the country.

Since its inception, the league has managed to place at least one team actively playing under its banner into U.S. Open Cup competition. Though the showing of the NPSL in US Open Cup play was typically only one or two teams in its first six years, the 2009 and 2010 cups have seen four and three, respectively, NPSL teams in each tournament. The recent success of the NPSL in USASA qualifying has encouraged a movement by which the league could have automatic berths in the final tournament.[3] The furthest a team from the NPSL has reached in the US Open Cup during the professional era (1997 and onward after the entry of MLS teams) has been the third round. However, the Brooklyn Italians have won the US Open Cup outright before the existence of either MLS or the NPSL.

Although no team has ever won the league twice, the Miami FC camp has won the championship twice as a club. Its reserve team (Miami FC 2) won the 2018 title, and its first team (Miami FC) won the 2019 championship.

StatusEdit

Officially the USSF does not recognize formal levels of the soccer pyramid below the professional 3rd tier. The USSF does not officially recognize distinctions between amateur soccer leagues in the United States. However, the USASA sanctions affiliated, but separately run, national leagues that are recognized in practical terms as playing at a higher level than the USASA state association leagues; for example, they receive automatic berths to the US Open Cup.

The Premier Development League takes place during the summer months, and the player pool is drawn mainly from NCAA college soccer players seeking to continue playing high-level soccer during their summer break, while still maintaining their college eligibility. The National Premier Soccer League is similar to the Premier Development League and also attracts top amateur talent from around the United States. NPSL does not have any age limits or restrictions, thus incorporating both college players and former professional players alike.

OrganizationEdit

The NPSL is organized in a mostly decentralized structure and is managed as a team-run league. Each year the member clubs help elect a chairman, treasurer, and secretary and an eight-member board of directors. Each team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining league minimum standards. New teams seeking membership into the NPSL are subject to approval from an executive committee of existing team owners. Member clubs have the right to make localized decisions for their respective markets, conferences, and regions based on what they believe is best for their particular region. Each conference is managed by the individual member clubs and elects a conference commission each year.

The current chairman is Joe Barone of the Brooklyn Italians who was elected in late 2013 after previously serving as treasurer. Michael Hitchcock of Playbook Management Inc. was hired as commissioner of the NPSL in 2013. With Hitchcock leading the league, plans to expand the reach of the league and discussion of introducing promotion and relegation in the future were made public. Near the conclusion of the 2014 season, the NPSL terminated the contract of Hitchcock and PMI.

The costs to join the league as of 2016 are reported to be a one-time $15,000 franchise fee and a $5,250 annual league fee.[4] The low entry fee compared to the PDL's of $75,000 has made the league an attractive alternative to teams looking to compete at the highest level of amateur play.

The league requires that all teams play in stadiums with at least 500 seats, a scoreboard, and locker rooms with showers for both teams and officials. The home team is also responsible for providing water and food for the visiting team, ensuring there is a trainer or doctor on-site for the match, and paying the referees fees at the end of each game.

Sponsorship and partnershipsEdit

Mitre Sports International provided the official ball for the NPSL starting in 2014, the sponsorship agreement lasted through the 2016 season. The league also announced several partnerships for the 2014 season, Global Scarves, Wecando, and Pabian Law. Global Scarves and the NPSL planned strategically partnering to not only outfit every NPSL team with soccer scarves branded to the specific team, but planned on working together to increase and elevate the status of both entities to a higher level. Global Scarves began providing custom soccer scarves throughout the league, and worked with the NPSL on various events and contests to increase awareness and fervor throughout the 2014 NPSL season. Wecando Print is a full-service branding company that specializes in printing, promotional products, embroidery, screen printing, banners, fulfillment services, and company stores. Pabian Law specific in law and immigration services and has experience with signing international soccer players.

TeamsEdit

Team City Stadium Founded First NPSL Season Head coach
Northeast Region
North Atlantic Conference
Boston City FC Revere, Massachusetts Harry Della Russo Stadium 2015 2016   Cesar Deossa

  Roberto Mazzinghy

Brooklyn Italians Brooklyn, New York John Dewey High School 1949 2010   Lucio Russo
Greater Lowell Rough Diamonds[5] Tyngsborough, Massachusetts 2016[6] 2017   Kobi Okoye
Hartford City FC Hartford, Connecticut Al-Marzook Field 2015 2017   Nick Balistierri
Kingston Stockade FC Kingston, New York Dietz Stadium 2015 2016   Jamal Lis-Simmons
New York Athletic Club S.C. Pelham, New York New York Athletic Club 2008 2008   Barclay MacKinnon
New York Cosmos B Manhattan, New York Mitchel Athletic Complex 2015 2015   Carlos Mendes
Rhode Island Reds FC Johnston, Rhode Island Mayor Joseph Polsinea Stadium 2012 2012   Mario Pereira
Valeo FC Newton, Massachusetts 2008 2020
Keystone Conference
Atlantic City FC Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey Egg Harbor Township High School 2017 2018   Kristian O'Leary
Electric City Shock SC Scranton, Pennsylvania Fitzpatrick Field 2013 2014   James Bell
First State FC Wilmington, Delaware 2019 2020   Chibsah Faisal
Hershey FC Hershey, Pennsylvania Hershey High School Stadium 2013 2013   Ian Carter
FC Monmouth Red Bank, New Jersey Count Basie Park 2017 2018   Brian Woods
FC Motown Madison, New Jersey Ranger Stadium 2012 2013   Šaćir Hot
New Jersey Copa FC Metuchen, New Jersey Mercer County Community College 2016 2016 Roberto Aguas
Philadelphia Lone Star FC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania South Philadelphia Supersite 2001 2012   Bobby Ali
Torch FC Perkasie, Pennsylvania Pennridge High School Stadium 2010 2011   Daniel Byrd
West Chester United SC[7] West Chester, Pennsylvania[7] Ciccarone Field[7] 1976 2017 Blaise Santangelo[7]
Mid-Atlantic Conference
FC Baltimore Christos Baltimore, Maryland CCBC Essex Stadium[8] 2017 2018   Larry Sancomb
Charlottesville Alliance FC Charlottesville, Virginia Charlottesville High School 2016 2018   Jon Atkinson
FC Frederick Frederick, Maryland Thomas Athletic Field 1986 2015   Chris Spinks
Maryland Bobcats FC Rockville, Maryland Montgomery College 2016 2020
Northern Virginia United FC Leesburg, Virginia Cropp Metcalfe Park at Evergreen Sportsplex 2018 2018   Brian Welsh
Virginia Beach City FC Norfolk, Virginia Powhatan Field 2013 2014   Brian Hinkey
South Region
Gulf Coast Conference
AFC Mobile Mobile, Alabama Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex 2015 2020   Steve Wieczorek
Jacksonville Armada U-23 Jacksonville, Florida Patton Park 2010 2016   Aaron Pitchkolan
New Orleans Jesters New Orleans, Louisiana Pan American Stadium 2003 2013   Kenny Farrell
Pensacola FC Pensacola, Florida Ashton Brosnaham Stadium 2013 2020   Dean Logan
Port City FC Gulfport, Mississippi Herbert Wilson Stadium 2016 2020 vacant
Tallahassee SC Tallahassee, Florida Gene Cox Stadium 2018 2020   Josh Bruno
Heartland Conference
Demize NPSL Springfield, Missouri Cooper Stadium 2014 2014   Chris Hanlon
Little Rock Rangers Little Rock, Arkansas War Memorial Stadium 2015 2016   Will Montgomery
Ozark FC[9] Springdale, Arkansas Har-Ber High School 2017 2017
Club Atletico Saint Louis Eureka, Missouri United Sports Legacy Training Center 2016 2018 Ricardo Garza
Tulsa Athletic[10] Tulsa, Oklahoma LaFortune Stadium 2013 2013   Joey Ryan
FC Wichita Wichita, Kansas Stryker Complex 2014 2015   Steve Ralos[11]
Lone Star Conference
Austin United FC Del Valle, Texas Veterans Stadium 2017 2020
Dallas City FC McKinney, Texas McKinney Soccer Complex 2013 2014
Denton Diablos FC Denton, Texas Mean Green Soccer Complex 2018 2019 Chad Rakestraw
Fort Worth Vaqueros Fort Worth, Texas Farrington Field 2014 2014   Nick Stavrou
Katy 1895 FC Katy, Texas Saint John XXIII High School 2017 2018   James Krueger
Laredo Heat SC Laredo, Texas Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex 2004 2018
Midland-Odessa Sockers FC Midland, Texas Grande Communications Stadium 2009 2017   Matt Barnes[12]
Tyler FC Tyler, Texas Herrington Stadium[13] 2016 2017
Southeast Conference
Georgia Revolution FC McDonough, Georgia Warhawk Stadium 2010 2011   Stephen Magennis
Greenville FC Greenville, South Carolina Sirrine Stadium 2017 2018   Lee Squires
Inter Nashville FC Antioch, Tennessee International Indoor Soccer Complex 2016 2017   Alan O'Connor
Sunshine Conference
Central Florida Panthers SC[14] Winter Park, Florida Showalter Field 2019 2019   Anton Faith
Miami United FC North Miami Beach, Florida North Miami Athletic Stadium 2012 2013   Ferdinando De Matthaeis
Naples United FC Naples, Florida Fleischmann Park 2017 2017 Vicente Sandoval
Storm FC Lauderhill, Florida Central Broward Stadium 2013 2014
Midwest Region
East Conference
FC Buffalo Buffalo, New York All-High Stadium 2009 2010   Frank Butcher[15]
Cleveland SC Cleveland, Ohio George Finnie Stadium 2018 2018   Ryan Osborne
Erie Commodores FC Erie, Pennsylvania McConnell Family Stadium 2009 2009   Dale White
Pittsburgh Hotspurs Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Ellis School 2019 2019   Tom Campbell
Rochester Lancers Rochester, New York Marina Auto Stadium 2015 2016   Doug Miller
Syracuse FC[16] Syracuse, New York David W. Murphy Field 2017 2017   Matt Tantalo
Great Lakes Conference
Carpathia FC Sterling Heights, Michigan Avondale High School 1952 2020
FC Columbus Grandview Heights, Ohio Anderson Field 2018 2018     Maziya Chete
Fort Wayne FC Fort Wayne, Indiana 2019 2020
Grand Rapids FC Grand Rapids, Michigan Houseman Field 2014 2016   Lewis Robinson
F.C. Indiana Lafayette, Indiana Legacy Sports Club 2000 2015   Erik Castro
Kalamazoo FC Kalamazoo, Michigan Soisson-Rapacz-Clason Field 2015 2016   Brian Clements
Muskegon Risers SC Muskegon, Michigan 2014 2020
Toledo Villa FC[17] Toledo, Ohio Lyden Field 2017 2019   Colin Armstrong
North Conference
Dakota Fusion FC Fargo, North Dakota Jim Gotta Stadium 2015 2017 Nick Becker
Duluth FC Duluth, Minnesota Public Schools Stadium 2015 2017   Joel Person
La Crosse Aris FC La Crosse, Wisconsin Viterbo Athletic Complex 2009 2009   Greg Saliaras
Med City FC Rochester, Minnesota Rochester Regional Sports Center 2016 2017 Neil Cassidy
Minneapolis City SC Minneapolis, Minnesota Edor Nelson Field 2015 2017   Matt vanBenschoten
Minnesota TwinStars FC Maple Grove, Minnesota Minnetonka H.S. 1997 2005
Sioux Falls Thunder FC[18] Sioux Falls, South Dakota Bob Young Field 2017 2017   Mekonnen Afa
West Region
Golden Gate Conference
Academica SC[19] Turlock, California Academica Field 1972 2018   Sergio Sousa
FC Davis[20] Davis, California Playfields Sports Park 2017 2018 Andrew Bailey
East Bay FC Stompers Oakland, California Raimondi Park 2009 2012   Martin Sierra Sr.
El Farolito SC[21] San Francisco, California Boxer Stadium 1985 2018   Santiago Lopez
Napa Valley 1839 FC[22] Napa, California Dodd Stadium 2016 2017   Rogelio Ochoa[23]
Sacramento Gold FC Sacramento, California Capital Christian Stadium 2009 2010   Ruben Mora Jr.
San Ramon FC[24] San Ramon, California Dougherty Valley High School/Rancho San Ramon Soccer Park 2018 2019
Sonoma County Sol Petaluma, California Casa Grande High School 2004 2005   Vinny Cortezzo
Northwest Conference
Crossfire Redmond[25] Bellevue, Washington Courter Field 2018 2019 Bernie James
FCM Portland Vancouver, Washington Kiggins Bowl 2012 2014   Sergio Medel
OSA Seattle FC Burien, Washington Highline High School 2015 2015   Giuseppe Pezzano
PDX FC[26] Portland, Oregon Hilken Community Stadium 2017 2017   Luke Babson
Spokane SC Shadow[27] Spokane, Washington Spokane Falls Community College 1996 2017   Chad Brown[28]
Southwest Conference
FC Arizona Mesa, Arizona Mesa High School 2016 2017   Dave Rogers
ASC San Diego San Diego, California Mission Bay High School 2015 2018   Ziggy Korytoski
A.S. Los Angeles[29][30] Downey, California St. Matthias Stadium 2018 2019
City of Angels FC Los Angeles, California Chaminade High School 2017 2017
Club Xolos USA U-23 Riverside, California John W. North High School 1969 2015   Shane Shelton
FC Golden State Whittier, California Rio Hondo Stadium 2018 2018   Robert Friedland
High Desert Elite FC[31] Adelanto, California Adelanto Stadium 2018 2019 Claudio Rivas
Las Vegas Legends Las Vegas, Nevada TBA 2012 2020
Orange County FC Irvine, California Portola High School 2009 2017   Paul Caligiuri
Oxnard Guerreros FC Oxnard, California Del Sol Stadium 2016 2017   Juan Florez
Temecula FC Temecula, California Chaparral High School 2013 2014   Austin Levins

Future clubsEdit

Team City Stadium Founded Joining NPSL
North Alabama SC[32] Huntsville, Alabama John Hunt Park 2008 2020

NPSL Members CupEdit

Six teams will participate in the inaugural NPSL Members Cup, a competition that will run from August to October 2019. It is intended to lead to a new professional league beginning play in the spring of 2020.[33]

ExpansionEdit

Year No. of
teams
Teams
added
Teams
departed
2003 6
2004 10 5 1
2005 14 7 4
2006 18 4 0
2007 22 12 8
2008 24 11 9
2009 27 12 9
2010 31 12 8
2011 37 13 7
2012 45 13 5
2013 57 20 8
2014 77 31 11
2015 68 12 21
2016 84 23 7
2017 97 30 17
2018 98 18 16
2019 94 11 19
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Locations of NPSL clubs for 2017. Blue = Northeast Region clubs, Yellow = South Region clubs, Green = Midwest Region clubs, Red = West Region clubs

RivalriesEdit

Many NPSL teams have rivalries given the close geography of the teams throughout the league. The most notable rivalry is the Rust Belt Derby contested between Detroit City FC, AFC Cleveland, and FC Buffalo. The name refers to the teams' shared region, the Rust Belt.[34]

Another intense rivalry existed between the San Diego Flash and San Diego Boca/Force FC, which were crosstown rivals in San Diego. Until the 2013 sale and rebranding of Force FC from Boca FC, the ownership groups of the two clubs were previously partners in the original San Diego Flash club of the A-League that competed from 1998 to 2001.[35]

Derby name Most wins Titles Other club(s) Recent winner
Alameda County Derby[36] CD Aguiluchos USA 2 (2016, 2017) East Bay FC Stompers split
Wine Country Derby[37] Sonoma County Sol 1 (2017) Napa Valley 1839 FC Sonoma County Sol
Erie County Derby[citation needed] Erie Commodores FC 5 (2009–2014) FC Buffalo Erie Commodores FC
Everglades Cup[citation needed] Miami United 1 (2014) Cape Coral Hurricanes Miami United
Gulf Coast Cup[citation needed] Tampa Marauders 1 (2014) Cape Coral Hurricanes Tampa Marauders
I-40 Cup[citation needed] Little Rock Rangers 1 (2016) Memphis City FC Little Rock Rangers
Louisiana Cup[citation needed] New Orleans Jesters 1 (2016) Shreveport Rafters FC New Orleans Jesters
Red River Cup[citation needed] Tulsa Athletic 1 (2014) Fort Worth Vaqueros, Liverpool Warriors, Oklahoma City FC Tulsa Athletic
Rust Belt Derby[38] Detroit City FC 4 (2013–2016) AFC Cleveland, FC Buffalo Detroit City FC
San Diego Derby[citation needed] San Diego Flash 4 (2011–13) Albion SC Pros, North County Battalion, San Diego Boca FC San Diego Flash
Trinity River Cup[citation needed] Dallas City FC 1 (2014) Fort Worth Vaqueros Dallas City FC[39]
Volunteer Shield[citation needed] Chattanooga FC 3 (2014–16) Knoxville Force, Inter Nashville FC, Memphis City FC Knoxville Force
Green Line Derby[citation needed] Minneapolis City SC 2 (2017–18) Viejos son los Trapos FC (St Paul) Minneapolis City SC
The Wooden Shoe[40] Kingston Stockade FC 1 (2019) Hartford City FC Kingston Stockade FC

Records and championsEdit

Directors, officers and management teamEdit

Directors

  • Joe Barone – Brooklyn Italians – chairman (2013–current)
  • Cindy Spera – chairman of soccer programs for New York Athletic Club – managing director (2018–current) formerly treasurer (2013–2016) and director of operations (2016–2018)[41]
  • Barry Dixon – founder, Jacksonville United – secretary (2013–present)

Current regional board members

Management team

  • Cindy Spera – managing director
  • Gary Moody – media relations
  • Paul Scott – director of officials
  • Dina Case – director of membership development[42]

Conference commissioners

  • Kabba Joof – head coach, Rhode Island Reds FCNortheast Region – North Atlantic Conference (2013–present)
  • Cristian Brei – Madison 56ersMidwest Region – Central Conference (2013–present)
  • William Forte – East Bay FC StompersWest Region – Golden Gate Conference (2013–present)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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