Keeping up with the 2016 NPL Finals

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AURORA, Colo. (July 14, 2016) - The 2015-16 NPL season comes to a close this weekend at Aurora Sports Park, as 141 teams from 90 clubs across the country compete for NPL Finals championships.

The NPL Finals is the coveted destination for all NPL teams throughout year-long, league-based competition among 19 regional NPLs. The location of the tournament changes every year to accomodate members. Last year, the NPL Finals was held in Westfield, Ind. and the 2014 NPL Finals was hosted in Greensboro, N.C.

Be sure to "follow" @USClubSoccer on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook throughout the event. A video recap will be available on our YouTube channel shortly after the NPL Finals concludes.

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More links coming soon.

Monday, July 18:

This is it: the day when national championships are awarded. Leave it all out on the field.

Four NEFC Elite teams are in the mix for titles, and Sockers FC, New York SC and Real Colorado have each placed a pair of teams in the final day of 2015-16 NPL competition.

(UPDATED: Below are the results.)

U-13 Boys
Baltimore Armour (Northeast Pre-Academy League) 1, Real Colorado (Mountain Developmental League) 0

U-13 Girls
NJ Rush '02 NPL (Elite Development Program) 8, New York SC '02 (New York Club Soccer League) 0

U-14 Boys
Anaheim FC PDA '01 (Southern California NPL) 3, Real Colorado (Mountain Developmental League) 1

U-14 Girls
NEFC Elite (New England Premier League) 9, FC Florida 01/02 Elite Blue NPL (Florida Premier League) 1

U-15 Boys
Sockers FC '00 (Northern Illinois Soccer League) 3, FC Dallas Pre-Academy (Texas Pre-Academy League) 1 (OT)

U-15 Girls
Princeton SA/IGFA 00/01 (New York Club Soccer League) 2, Oakwood SC Attack (New England Premier League) 0

U-16 Boys
Manhattan Villa (Elite Development Program) 2, Sockers FC '99 (Midwest Developmental League) 1

U-16 Girls
NEFC Elite (New England Premier League) 6, FC Copa Academy '99 NPL (Elite Development Program) 1

U-17 Boys
New York SC '98 (Elite Development League) 6, Chicago Inferno Elite (Northern Illinois Soccer League) 1

U-17 Girls
NEFC Elite (New England Premier League) 3, FC Copa Academy '98 NPL (Elite Development League) 2 (OT)

U-18 Boys
Campton United 97/98 (Midwest Developmental League) 3, NEFC Elite (New England Premier League) 0

U-18 Girls
Davis Legacy SC ’98 (NorCal NPL) 3, PWSI Courage ’97 Red (Virginia NPL) 1

Sunday, July 17:

StreamSports, the exclusive video provider of the 2016 NPL Finals and National Cup XV Finals, is offering a live stream of the U-15 girls game at 11 a.m. MT between Northern Virginia SC Jr. Majestics and Oakwood SC Attack.

 

Here are all the matchups (updated to results):

U-13 Boys
Real Colorado (Mountain Developmental League) 2, Sockers FC (Midwest Developmental League) 0
Baltimore Armour (Northeast Pre-Academy League) 2, ISA NPL Atletico '02 (New York Club Soccer League) 1

U-13 Girls
New York SC '02 (New York Club Soccer League) 2, PDA South Nova (Northeast Girls NPL) 0
NJ Rush '02 NPL (Elite Development Program) 1, GPS NPL 02/03 (New England Premier League) 0

U-14 Boys
Anaheim FC PDA '01 (Southern California NPL) 2, Brentwood NPL '01 (New York Club Soccer League) 0
Real Colorado (Mountain Developmental League) 2, FC Boulder '01 NPL (Mountain Developmental League) 1

U-14 Girls
NEFC Elite (New England Premier League) 9, Lehigh Valley United '01 (Elite Development Program) 1
FC Florida 01/02 Elite Blue NPL (Florida Premier League) 3, PDA South '01 NPL (Northeast Girls NPL) 2

U-15 Boys
FC Dallas Pre-Academy (Texas Pre-Academy League) 1, Oakwood SC '00 (Northeast Pre-Academy League) 0
Sockers FC '00 (Northern Illinois Soccer League) 5, FSA FC Elite (Elite Development League) 2

U-15 Girls
Princeton SA/IGFA 00/01 (New York Club Soccer League) 6, vs. Empire SC (Southern California NPL) 0
Oakwood SC Attack (New England Premier League) 3, NVSC Jr. Majestics '00 (Virginia NPL) 0

U-16 Boys
Manhattan Villa (Elite Development Program) 2, NEFC NPL Elite (New England Premier League) 1
Sockers FC '99 (Midwest Developmental League) 3, Real Colorado Atletico '99 (Mountain Developmental League) 1

U-16 Girls
NEFC Elite (New England Premier League) 3, N.M. Rush '00 (Mountain Developmental League) 0
FC Copa Academy '99 NPL (Elite Development Program) 4, Corinthians SC '99 (Southern California NPL) 2

U-17 Boys
New York SC '98 (Elite Development League) 2, Massapequa ACES '98 (New York Club Soccer League) 1
Chicago Inferno Elite (Northern Illinois Soccer League) 3, GPS Massachusetts (New England Premier League) 0

U-17 Girls
FC Copa Academy '98 NPL (Elite Development League) 3, Annandale United FC '98 (Virginia NPL) 2
NEFC Elite (New England Premier League) 5, FC Stars of Mass '98 NPL (Northeast Girls NPL) 1

U-18 Boys
NEFC Elite (New England Premier League) 2, Houstonians FC '98 (United Soccer Clubs Champions League) 0
Campton United 97/98 (Midwest Developmental League) 5, PWSI Courage '97 Red (Virginia NPL) 0

NOTE: The U-18 girls bracket was a group of five total teams, so after group play, the championship match on Monday is already set between Davis Legacy '98 (NorCal NPL) and PWSI Courage '97 Red (Virginia NPL).

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #NPLFinals. Stay tuned for updates.

Saturday, July 16:

It's the last day of group play, and the stakes continue to be raised. Teams are fighting for berths in tomorrow's semifinals and eventually Monday's championship matches. Remember: one game at a time.

Be sure to check out our photo gallery, which will be updated regularly with new photos.

NEFC Elite squared up with Oklahoma FC for an afternoon matchup of U-17 girls undefeated teams, and the game didn't disappoint. Oklahoma FC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and held it until intermission. After halftime, though, NEFC scored three unanswered goals to earn the come-from-behind victory.

That paced a successful day for NEFC, as its U-13 boys, U-14 girls, U-16 girls and U-18 boys teams also collected wins.

In another battle of undefeateds, Manhattan Villa used two quick goals to outlast Heat FC '00 NPL, 3-1, in U-16 boys action.

Friday, July 15:

The U-15 girls division was arguably the most competitive bracket today, as five of six games were decided by one goal, including four 1-0 results. The only undefeated teams left in that age group, Oakwood SC Attack and Princeton SA 00/01, will play tomorrow at 1 p.m.

In the U-14 boys division, both Colorado-based teams - FC Boulder '01 NPL and Real Colorado - have won their four combined games by a goal margin of 15-0.

The U-18 boys age group prepares for an exciting match tomorrow between Campton United 97/98 and Houstonians FC '98. Both teams have collected one win and one tie apiece.

Meanwhile, the U-17 girls division is still wide open with five teams at 2-0-0 in the 14-team bracket. Two of those top performers face off tomorrow morning at 11 a.m.

Thursday, July 14:

This is the opening day of the NPL Finals. Barring any weather delays, time slots are 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

NEFC Elite (Mass.) got off to a strong start across the board with its six participating teams. NEFC also brought six teams to the 2015 NPL Finals, which set the record for most qualified teams in NPL history. NEFC has now tied its own record and opened the tournament with five wins and one tie.

Prince William Courage (Va.) has four participating teams and compiled one win, one tie and a pair of close of losses today.

Participating teams are encouraged to check out our on-site vendors throughout the tournament: Soccer.com (for event merchandise), Gatorade, StreamSports (video services) and Hoffer Photo.