2016 NPSL Expansion

Expansion at the Tier IV level of US Soccer continues with several teams already announced by the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).NPSL

Returning teams

Junior Lone Star

Liverpool

Storm FC

Expansion

Albion SC Pro

Ann Arbor FC

FC Arizona

Birmingham Hammers

Boston FC

Fort Lauderdale Strikers II

Grand Rapids FC

Indy Eleven II

Kalamazoo TBD

Kingston Stockade FC

Little Rock Rangers

Memphis City FC

Rochester Riverdogz

San Bernardino SC

Shreveport Rafters FC

SC Corinthians FC

Tampa Bay Rowdies II

Tobacco Road FC

2015 MASL Season Concludes

Another season of play is complete in the Minnesota Amateur Soccer League (MASL). Four divisions, 38 teams, four champions.

League winners

  • Division 1: Cardinals FC (15-1-2)CardinalsFC
  • Division 2: Trendy Lions FC (14-4-0)
  • Division 3: VSLT FC (12-1-3)
  • Division 4: Force FC (14-2-0)

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  • Trendy Lions FC, SPAM FC to Division 1
  • VSLT FC, Lions FC to Division 2
  • Force FC, Waconia FC to Division 3

Teams relegated

  • Wolverines FC, Andover to Division 2
  • Newcastle, Northrop United to Division 3
  • Burnsville Fire, Rock City FC to Division 4

NPSL Region Finals Set

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)

West Chester United Win Werner Fricker Open Cup

Congratulations to the 2015 USASA Werner Fricker Open Cup winner – West Chester United SC

Werner Fricker Open Cup results

Semifinals

Final

  • Wester Chester United SC 2, RWB Adria 1

Report: Freddy Adu set to join NASL side Tampa Bay Rowdies

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According to a report by Goal.com’s Ives Galarcep, Freddy Adu will return to play in the United States for the first time since leaving the Philadelphia Union three years ago as he is set to join North American Soccer League club Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Adu has played for three clubs in Brazil, Serbia, and Finland since leaving the Union but has not stuck with any of them for more than six months.

He also had failed trials with Dutch club AZ Alkmaar and English side Blackpool. Most recently, he left Finnish side KuPS just days ago to “pursue other opportunities.”

The 26-year-old reportedly had offers from multiple NASL teams before choosing to land with Tampa Bay. Rowdies coach Thomas Rongen was Adu’s coach at the 2007 U-20 World Cup.

Adu joins Tampa Bay just one week into the NASL fall season, and the team is strong after finishing second to the New…

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Icon FC Win Inaugural ASL Cup

ASLIt 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.

Twin Cities Derby Resumes On Wednesday

MN United FCWhen 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 historyTwinStars

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