16 Jun Regional NPL Crossover Cup concludes in impressive debut of inter-league NPL play
The regional NPL Crossover Cup competition, featuring U-14 through U-17 NPL girls clubs from the New York Club Soccer League (NYCSL) and the New England Premier League, concluded June 13-14 in Long Island, N.Y.
The Crossover Cup began with the top eight teams from each age group and progressed through preliminary rounds last month.
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Officials from both the New York Club Soccer League and the New England Premier League were in attendance, as were numerous collegiate coaches and scouts.
The Crossover Cup champions are:
|U-14:||Manhattan SC ’00 (N.Y.)|
|U-15:||NEFC Elite (Mass.)|
|U-16:||NEFC Elite (Mass.)|
|U-17:||Brentwood SC ’97 (N.Y.)|
Three of the four championship games were decided by one goal, including two on penalty kicks. NEFC Elite placed three teams in title games, and Brentwood SC placed a pair of teams.
Qualifiers from this event advance to the NPL Finals, the targeted destination of all NPLs throughout the country, which will be held July 9-13 at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.
“The NPL Crossover Cup was a great display of inter-league NPL play,” NPL General Manager Leo Garcia said. “This kind of competition will prepare these NPL Finals qualifiers well in July.”
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US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, as well as a variety of other programming, including the Olympic Development Program-sanctioned id2 Program and Player Development Programs.
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