Northeast Girls NPL becomes the newest addition to US Club Soccers National Premier Leagues

US Club Soccer has announced the creation of the Northeast Girls NPL as the newest addition to the organization’s National Premier Leagues (NPL).
The Northeast Girls NPL will bring the total number of NPLs across the country to 18, with 11 clubs from five states set to compete in the U-13 through U-18 age groups.
The following clubs will begin play in the Northeast Girls NPL during the Fall 2013 season:
North Division
South Division
— Albertson SC (N.Y.)
— FC Bucks (Pa.)
— Connecticut FC (Conn.)
— Match Fit Academy FC (N.J.)
— East Meadow SC (N.Y.)
— FC Stars of Mass.
— PDA (N.J.)
— Penn Fusion (Pa.)
— Scorpions SC (Mass.)
— World Class FC (N.J.)
— SoccerPlus Elite (Conn.)
“The NPL has enjoyed tremendous success in the northeast and we’re thrilled to be expanding that competitive landscape with the Northeast Girls NPL,” NPL General Manager Chris Baer said. “These 11 clubs will make for a league filled with high-quality talent and competition, and we’re excited for play to kick off this fall.”
Teams in the U-13 and U-14 age groups will play 20-game seasons, and U-15 through U-18 teams will play 14-15 games per year. With competition split into two divisions, the top squads from each will face off in semifinals and a final to determine champions.
“It is fantastic for our club to be part of the Northeast Girls NPL and further strengthen our association with US Club Soccer,” FC Stars of Mass Director of Coaching Jason Dewhurst said. “The league structure provides an optimum development platform for our players, facilitates appropriate player movement within all teams in our club and provides high-level competition against top-quality clubs and considerable college exposure for our older players. We are very much looking forward to the start of the Northeast Girls NPL next season."
As with all NPLs, the winners of the Northeast Girls NPL will qualify for next year’s NPL Champions Cup, where they will take on top competition from around the country in a true “champions league” competition. The 2013 NPL Champions Cup will be held July 18-22 in Aurora, Colo.
“PDA is very excited to be part of the Northeast Girls NPL,” PDA Girls Director of Coaching Mike O’Neill said. “The opportunity to improve the development and overall experience for the players at PDA is our top priority. Being part of the Northeast Girls NPL with other top clubs will accomplish that and much more.”