NPSL-logoThe National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is the successor to the Men’s Premier Soccer League (MPSL), which was formed in 2002.  By 2005 it became necessary for the league to expand to a national format in order to accommodate teams from the Midwest region.  The NPSL expanded further in 2007 by adding a Northeastern region.  In 2011, with the addition of a Southeastern region, the National Premier Soccer League has truly become a nationwide league.  In 2014, NPSL became the largest national soccer league in the US Soccer development pyramid with over 80 teams all over the country.  Over 30 expansion teams joined the NPSL for the 2014 season.

The NPSL is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the governing body of soccer in the United States. The NPSL operates and is managed as a team-run league. The structure of the league allows each team to have one vote.  Each team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining league minimum standards.  New teams seeking membership into the NPSL are subject to approval by existing team owners.

NPSL Philosophy: While we compete for 90 minutes on the field, we are business partners always. We work together to grow the game, build the NPSL and develop our respective clubs.

NPSL Mission: To grow the sport of soccer in the  United States of America;  by providing our members with a  sustainable business model and  professionally managed soccer platform  to serve as an inspiration to players and  soccer fans in our members’ communities

NPSL Vision:  To be the foundation of the  US Soccer development  pyramid with over 100  profitable teams in 100 communities;  in turn, doing our part to help the  US become a soccer nation and  win a World Cup!

NPSL Membership NPSL is made up of four REGIONS and each region has multiple CONFERENCES (listed below). With over 80 members, the NPSL is the largest national soccer league in the US Soccer Pyramid and the fastest growing national sports league with 30 expansion teams approved for the 2014 NPSL season.  NOTE:  Teams play in local CONFERENCES (not Divisions) that make up their respective REGION.

West Region                         Midwest Region                    Northeast Region                    South Region

Southwest Conference           Great Lakes West Conf.        North Atlantic Conference          Sunshine Conference

Golden Gate Conference       Central Conference                Keystone Conference                Southeast Conference

Northwest Conference           Great Lakes East Conf.          Mid-Atlantic Conference            South Central Conference

                                                                                                                                                 South Atlantic Conference

2014 NPSL National and Regional Champions

On August 2, 2014 the New York Red Bull U23 (Harrision, NJ), representing the Northeast Region, defeated South Champion Chattanooga FC (South Region, Chattanooga, TN) to win the 2014 NPSL National Championship. The game was played following MLS match Red Bull vs New England Revolution. At the start of the NPSL Championship Match, it is estimated that over 15,000 fans remained at Red Bull Arena to watch the NPSL teams kickoff the battle for the title.

Northeast Region Champion and National Champion: New York Red Bull U23 (NJ)

South Region Champion and National Finalist: Chattanooga FC (TN)

Midwest Region Champion: Lansing United (MI)

West Region Champion: Sacramento Gold (CA)

NPSL Executive Board and Staff:

Chairman of the Board, Joe Barone (Brooklyn Italians)     

Director of Operations and Asst. Treasurer (New York AC)

Secretary, Kenny Farrell (New Orleans Jesters)                

Treasurer, Barry Dixon (Jacksonville)                                

Club Services Executive, Marian Gandara                        

Media and Public Relations, Gary Moody                          


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