Gulf States Premier League's top finishers earn advancement to 2022 NPL postseason

CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 13, 2022) – The Gulf States Premier League has qualified its top boys and girls teams to the 2022 NPL East Playoffs and NPL Finals, respectively. In total, 12 teams emerged as league champions after a strong regular season of play dates and showcases against clubs from five states in the Southeast region.

Cajun Rush earned the most qualifiers to the NPL postseason by securing the U-15 girls, U-17 girls and U-18/19 boys divisions. Three clubs claimed two titles apiece: Gulf Coast United (U-15 boys and U-16 girls), Louisiana Fire (U-13 girls and U-13 boys) and Mississippi Rush (U-16 boys and U-17 boys).

The six qualifying girls teams will head directly to the 2022 NPL Finals, July 7-11 at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park in Denver, CO. The U-14 through U-17 boys qualifiers face a two-stage competition, next competing in the NPL Boys East Playoffs with ultimate aspirations of the NPL Finals. The U-13 boys will see their postseason end at NPL East Playoffs, where a champion is crowned. The U-18/19 boys division is a single-stage competition, as well, with that qualifier competing at the NPL Finals.


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