The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is the successor to the Men’s Premier Soccer League (MPSL), which was formed in 2002. By 2005 it became necessary for the league to expand to a national format in order to accommodate teams from the Midwest region. The NPSL expanded further in 2007 by adding a Northeastern region. In 2011, with the addition of a Southeastern region, the National Premier Soccer League has truly become a nationwide league. In 2014, NPSL became the largest national soccer league in the US Soccer development pyramid with over 80 teams all over the country. Over 30 expansion teams joined the NPSL for the 2014 season.
The NPSL is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the governing body of soccer in the United States. The NPSL operates and is managed as a team-run league. The structure of the league allows each team to have one vote. 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 by existing team owners.
NPSL Philosophy: While we compete for 90 minutes on the field, we are business partners always. We work together to grow the game, build the NPSL and develop our respective clubs.
NPSL Mission: To grow the sport of soccer in the United States of America; by providing our members with a sustainable business model and professionally managed soccer platform to serve as an inspiration to players and soccer fans in our members’ communities
NPSL Vision: To be the foundation of the US Soccer development pyramid with over 100 profitable teams in 100 communities; in turn, doing our part to help the US become a soccer nation and win a World Cup!
NPSL Membership NPSL is made up of four REGIONS and each region has multiple CONFERENCES (listed below). With over 70 members, the NPSL is the largest national soccer league in the US Soccer Pyramid and the fastest growing national sports league with 30 expansion teams approved for the 2014 NPSL season. NOTE: Teams play in local CONFERENCES (not Divisions) that make up their respective REGION.
West Region Midwest Region Northeast Region South Region
Southwest Conference Great Lakes West Conf. North Atlantic Conference Sunshine Conference
Golden Gate Conference Central Conference Keystone Conference Southeast Conference
Northwest Conference Great Lakes East Conf. Mid-Atlantic Conference South Central Conference
South Atlantic Conference
2014 NPSL National and Regional Champions
On August 2, 2014 the New York Red Bull U23 (Harrision, NJ), representing the Northeast Region, defeated South Champion Chattanooga FC (South Region, Chattanooga, TN) to win the 2014 NPSL National Championship. The game was played following MLS match Red Bull vs New England Revolution. At the start of the NPSL Championship Match, it is estimated that over 15,000 fans remained at Red Bull Arena to watch the NPSL teams kickoff the battle for the title.
Northeast Region Champion and National Champion: New York Red Bull U23 (NJ)
South Region Champion and National Finalist: Chattanooga FC (TN)
Midwest Region Champion: Lansing United (MI)
West Region Champion: Sacramento Gold (CA)
NPSL Executive Board and Staff:
Chairman of the Board, Joe Barone (Brooklyn Italians) JBARONE@NPSLsoccer.net
Director of Operations and Asst. Treasurer (New York AC) TREASURER@NPSLsoccer.net
Secretary, Kenny Farrell (New Orleans Jesters) KFarrell@nolajesters.com
Treasurer, Barry Dixon (Jacksonville) President@Jacksonvilleunited.com
Club Services Executive, Marian Gandara clubservices@NPSLsoccer.net
Media and Public Relations, Gary Moody editor@ISNsoccer.com
NPSL Social Media & Website
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