Qualifying boys’ teams in five age groups from 14-U to 19-U from the NPL West will advance to the ENPL Playoffs in June 2018. These teams will earn qualification to the postseason ENPL Playoffs based on their performances throughout the regular season.
Eight clubs make up the NPL West member in Southern California, which begins with a 2017-18 season: Albion SC, Arsenal, FC Golden State, Irvine Strikers, LA Galaxy, Pateadores, Real So Cal and Surf. These nationally recognized clubs now form a formidable NPL in the southern half of the state.
Quotes from participating clubs:
- Alberto Bru, Real So Cal SC Club Director: “Real So Cal is excited about our membership in the new NPL. This gives our club teams and players a chance to have very good, consistent competition against top clubs in Southern California, while also having an opportunity to compete for a quality national championship.”
- Jon Szczuka, Pateadores Senior Director of Coaching: “Many top clubs have chosen to join the new NPL in Southern California to help bridge the gap between academy and club soccer by providing a consistent, competitive season throughout the spring. We are looking forward to exposing our players to further professional programming similar to what is provided within the USDA. Our ENPL program will be connected directly to our Pateadores Academy Program.”