2021 NPL Finals Day One: Feeling the Heat

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DENVER – The heat was on as the search for a national championship began for 92 teams across NPL Girls and NPL Boys competition at the 2021 National Premier Leagues Finals on Thursday, July 8, at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park in Colorado.

The first day of the event saw a combined 202 goals and 38 teams sitting at the top of their respective groups at all age levels. The NPL Boys Finals are featuring U-14 through U-17 age groups, while the NPL Girls Finals saw all ages from U-13 through U-19 competing for a national championship.

Here are some of the key numbers from day one at the 2021 NPL Finals:

NPL Boys Finals

  • 75% – The percentage of NPL Boys games on day one were decided by a goal or less
  • 2,196 miles – Seacoast Maine (New England Premiership) traveled the longest distance of any Boys NPL team in the finals
  • 1 – The total number of losses that east coast teams had on the first day


NPL Girls Finals

  • 15 miles – Shortest distance traveled by a team to the tournament was Colorado Elevation (Yellowstone Premier League), located in Highland Ranch
  • 178 – the total number of goals scored by teams
  • 12 – Total number of matches decided by a goal or less

The 2021 NPL Finals continue tomorrow, July 9, with the second day of group play starting at 8:30 a.m. MDT. Teams will complete the group stages on Friday, July 10, before heading into the semifinals and finals.

Continue to follow the action and results on TwitterFacebookInstagram, the tournament page, or either the NPL Boys Finals Schedule or NPL Girls Finals Schedule. Be sure to use the hashtag #NPLFinals on all of your social media posts.

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ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER

A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.

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