Expansion at the Tier IV level of US Soccer continues with several teams already announced by the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
Junior Lone Star
Albion SC Pro
Ann Arbor FC
Fort Lauderdale Strikers II
Grand Rapids FC
Indy Eleven II
Kingston Stockade FC
Little Rock Rangers
Memphis City FC
San Bernardino SC
Shreveport Rafters FC
SC Corinthians FC
Tampa Bay Rowdies II
Tobacco Road FC
Another season of play is complete in the Minnesota Amateur Soccer League (MASL). Four divisions, 38 teams, four champions.
- Division 1: Cardinals FC (15-1-2)
- Division 2: Trendy Lions FC (14-4-0)
- Division 3: VSLT FC (12-1-3)
- Division 4: Force FC (14-2-0)
- Trendy Lions FC, SPAM FC to Division 1
- VSLT FC, Lions FC to Division 2
- Force FC, Waconia FC to Division 3
- Wolverines FC, Andover to Division 2
- Newcastle, Northrop United to Division 3
- Burnsville Fire, Rock City FC to Division 4
NPSL Region Finals – Saturday, July 25
Midwest: AFC Cleveland vs Indiana Fire FC – 3 PM (CT)
Northeast: New York Cosmos B vs Clarkstown SC Eagles – 5 PM (ET)
South: Myrtle Beach Mutiny vs Chattanooga FC – 7:30 PM (ET)
West: Sacramento Gold FC vs CD Aguiluchos USA – 7:30 PM (PT)
Congratulations to the 2015 USASA Werner Fricker Open Cup winner – West Chester United SC
Werner Fricker Open Cup results
- Wester Chester United SC 2, RWB Adria 1
It took longer than many league finals, but Icon FC eventually came out on top in the inaugural ASL Cup on Saturday. After a scoreless 90′ of play Icon FC and Western Mass PFC played another 30′ without a goal, although each club had several chances.
Penalties would decide the champion of the new American Soccer League (ASL), which began play in the Fall of 2014. Icon FC converted their first PK while Western Mass missed their opening two. From there the teams exchanged goals until Round 8 of the shootout. After Icon converted Western Mass failed and the champions were crowned.
Today it was announced that Western Mass PFC would withdraw from the ASL and would not compete in 2015.
When Minnesota United FC (NASL) entered a reserves side in the National Premier Soccer League in 2014 a new rivalry was born: the Twin Cities Derby. Two clubs separated by just over 30 miles of freeway and presently the only NPSL teams in the state of Minnesota.
On Wednesday, July 1 the next chapter of the derby will be played at East Ridge High School Stadium, home of Minnesota United FC Reserves (3-2-3), in Woodbury. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.
Minnesota TwinStars FC have bounced around the west metro in recent seasons, now calling Cooper High School Stadium in Robbinsdale their home. Their young squad is currently bottom of the 13-team NPSL Midwest table at 0-1-5.
There have been three meetings between the clubs so far with each winning once and one draw.
Twin Cities Derby history
June 8, 2014 – TwinStars FC 3-1
June 15, 2014 – draw 1-1
June 7, 2015 – MNUFC Reserves 2-0
July 1, 2015 – 7:00 PM at East Ridge HS
July 13. 2015 – 8:30 PM at East Ridge HS