NorCal Premier qualifies teams through league-based and cup-based pathways to US Club Soccer national postseason

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 3, 2022) – Top teams from NorCal Premier’s league-based and cup-based competitions have now qualified to US Club Soccer’s national postseason. Fourteen boys and girls teams earned berths to the National Premier Leagues (NPL) postseason after a competitive NorCal NPL regular season, capped by the NorCal College Showcase two weeks ago. Additionally, 12 teams claimed spots to the National Cup XXI Finals – the prize for winning their respective divisions at the NorCal State Cup three weeks ago. The National Premier Leagues postseason features a single stage for girls teams, so the top performing team from U-14 through U-18/19 age groups earn advancement to the 2022 NPL Finals, which will be held July 7-11 in Denver, Colorado. The NPL boys postseason, however, features two stages: the NPL Boys East/West Playoffs and the NPL Finals. NorCal’s top two teams from U-14 through U-17 age groups gain entry to the NPL Boys West Playoffs, which will be held June 24-28 in Denver, Colorado. NPL Boys East/West Playoffs participants compete for advancement to the NPL Finals, where National Premier Leagues titles are won. The U-18/19 boys age group only has one stage, and that qualifier advances directly to the NPL Finals. The 2022 NorCal NPL winners are: The National Cup XXI Finals, to be held July 14-21 in Denver, Colorado, is the coveted destination of various state cups and National Cup XXI Regionals. The 2022 NorCal State Cup champions, which have earned qualification to the National Cup XXI Finals, are:   NorCal has been a long-time member of US Club Soccer, dating back to 2004. The two organizations have elevated the sport in California, bringing a variety of programming and opportunities to players, coaches, referees, parents and clubs. Numerous competitive opportunities exist, including the NPL division, ECNL advancement, id2 and PDP programming, state cup and more.

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