2015 NPSL season

The 2015 National Premier Soccer League season was the 103rd season of FIFA-sanctioned soccer in the United States, and the 13th season of the NPSL. Sixty eight clubs competed in the semi-professional soccer leagues.

National Premier Soccer League
Season2015
ChampionsNew York Cosmos B
Matches played391
Goals scored1,442 (3.69 per match)
Biggest home winNYC 9–0 RIR
(July 5)
Biggest away winTEM 1–8 SDF
(June 7)
Highest scoringTUL 10–2 LIV
(June 27)
Highest attendance18,227 CHA 2-3 NYC
(August 8 - NPSL record)
(NPSL Championship Game)
2014
2016

Changes from 2014

New teams

Team Location Region/Conference Notes
Deportivo Coras USA Riverside, California West - Southwest Expansion
FC Frederick Frederick, Maryland Northeast - Mid-Atlantic Expansion
FC Indiana Lions Lafayette, Indiana Midwest Returning team
FC Tacoma 253 [1] Tacoma, Washington West - Northwest Expansion
FC Wichita Wichita, Kansas South - South Central Expansion
Fredericksburg FC Fredericksburg, Virginia Northeast - Mid-Atlantic Rebrand of RVA FC [2]
Houston Regals Houston, Texas South - South Central Returning team
Kraze United Lake Mary, Florida South - Sunshine Expansion
Jersey Blues FC [3] Morris Plains, New Jersey Northeast - Keystone Returning team, Rebrand from Morris County Colonials
New York Cosmos B [4] New York, New York Northeast - North Atlantic Expansion
Weston FC Weston, Florida South - Sunshine Expansion
Miami Fusion FC[5] Miami, Florida South - Sunshine Expansion

Withdrew / On Hiatus

Team Reason
BCS Clash Temporary withdraw
Bordo FC St. Louis Folded
Cape Coral Hurricanes Joined CSL USA
D.C. United U-23 Joined USL-PDL
Del Rey City SC Joined United Premier Soccer League
Eau Claire Aris FC On hiatus; plans to move to Milwaukee
FC Santa Clarita Joined United Premier Soccer League
Federal City FC Temporary withdraw
Gate City FC Folded
Gorge FC Folded
Inter United FC Folded
Junior Lone Star FC Temporary withdraw
Lehigh Valley United Sonic Joined USL-PDL
New York Red Bulls U-23 Joined USL-PDL
Oklahoma City FC Withdrew; planned to join NASL [6]
Pensacola FC Withdrew during 2014 season
Pocono Snow On hiatus
Quad City Eagles FC Temporary withdraw
Rocket City United Temporary withdraw
Seattle Sporting FC Withdrew; joined PASL
Tampa Marauders Joined CSL USA

Standings

Northeast Region

Mid Atlantic Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Fredericksburg FC (C) 10 6 1 3 21 7 +14 21 2015 NPSL Northeast Region playoffs
2 Chesterfield United FC 10 5 2 3 23 18 +5 18
3 Virginia Beach City FC 10 5 2 3 20 11 +9 18
4 FC Frederick 10 4 2 4 21 20 +1 16
5 Legacy 76 10 1 7 2 9 28 19 5
6 ASA Charge 10 1 8 1 16 26 10 4
Updated to match(es) played on July 12, 2015. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

North Atlantic Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Cosmos B (C) 12 11 0 1 49 7 +42 34 2015 NPSL Northeast Region playoffs
2 New York Athletic Club 12 7 3 2 27 10 +17 23
3 Seacoast United Phantoms 12 6 3 3 26 17 +9 21
4 Brooklyn Italians 12 6 5 1 22 20 +2 19
5 Seacoast United Mariners 12 2 5 5 14 27 13 11
6 RI Reds 12 3 8 1 12 44 32 10
7 Greater Lowell United FC 12 0 11 1 5 30 25 1
Updated to match(es) played on July 12, 2015. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

Keystone Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Clarkstown SC Eagles (C) 10 7 2 1 24 5 +19 22 2015 NPSL Northeast Region playoffs
2 GBFC Thunder 10 4 2 4 24 19 +5 16
3 Buxmont Torch FC 10 5 4 1 18 16 +2 16
4 Hershey FC 10 4 3 3 16 16 0 15
5 Electric City Shock SC 10 2 6 2 13 21 8 8
6 Jersey Blues FC 10 2 7 1 15 33 18 7
Updated to match(es) played on July 12, 2015. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

South Region

South Atlantic Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Myrtle Beach Mutiny (C) 12 10 1 1 28 16 +12 31 2015 NPSL South Region playoffs
2 FC Carolina Discoveries 12 4 4 4 24 22 +2 16
3 Carolina RailHawks U-23's 12 3 6 3 21 26 5 12
4 Upward Stars FC 12 1 7 4 18 27 9 7
Updated to match(es) played on July 12, 2015. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

South Central Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Wichita (C) 14 11 3 0 35 11 +24 33 2015 NPSL South Region playoffs
2 Corinthians FC of San Antonio 14 10 3 1 41 19 +22 31
3 Tulsa Athletics 14 7 4 3 52 33 +19 24
4 Dallas City FC 14 5 6 3 23 23 0 18
5 Joplin Demize 14 4 7 3 15 27 12 15
6 Fort Worth Vaqueros FC 14 3 6 5 21 35 14 14
7 Houston Regals 14 3 8 3 13 28 15 12
8 Liverpool Warriors 14 3 9 2 19 43 24 11
Updated to match(es) played on July 12, 2015. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

Southeast Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Chattanooga FC (C) 10 8 1 1 28 6 +22 25 2015 NPSL Southeast Conference playoffs
2 Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves 10 8 2 0 17 7 +10 24
3 Georgia Revolution 10 4 4 2 19 26 7 14
4 Nashville FC 10 4 5 1 18 15 +3 13
5 New Orleans Jesters 10 1 6 3 9 22 13 6
6 Knoxville Force 10 0 7 3 14 29 15 3
Updated to match(es) played on July 4, 2015. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

Sunshine Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Miami Fusion FC (C) 10 8 1 1 25 15 +10 25 2015 NPSL South Region playoffs
2 Miami United FC 10 6 4 0 23 16 +7 18
3 Kraze United 10 6 4 0 21 17 +4 18
4 Jacksonville United 10 3 5 2 10 14 4 11
5 Weston FC 10 3 6 1 10 16 6 10
6 Storm FC 10 1 7 2 8 19 11 5
Updated to match(es) played on July 12, 2015. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

Midwest Region

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Madison 56ers (C) 12 9 2 1 30 19 +11 28 2015 NPSL Midwest Region playoffs
2 Detroit City FC 12 8 2 2 30 14 +16 26
3 AFC Cleveland 12 8 2 2 30 10 +20 26
4 Indiana Fire 12 7 2 3 22 10 +12 24
5 FC Buffalo 12 6 2 4 24 16 +8 22
6 Lansing United 12 6 4 2 16 14 +2 20
7 Erie Commodores FC 12 5 7 0 24 27 3 15
8 Minnesota United FC Reserves 12 4 6 2 18 25 7 14
9 Michigan Stars FC 12 4 7 1 17 21 4 13
10 Cincinnati Saints 12 4 7 1 14 21 7 13
11 FC Indiana Lions 12 2 7 3 15 32 17 9
12 Fort Pitt FC Regiment 12 2 8 2 12 26 14 8
13 Minnesota Twin Stars 12 1 10 1 13 30 17 4
Updated to match(es) played on July 22, 2015. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

West Region

Golden Gates Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sonoma County Sol (C) 12 10 2 0 39 19 +20 30 2015 NPSL West Region playoffs
2 Sacramento Gold 12 7 3 2 28 19 +9 23
3 CD Aguiluchos USA 12 7 4 1 28 18 +10 22
4 Real San Jose 12 5 6 1 24 32 8 16
5 San Francisco Stompers FC 12 3 9 0 20 34 14 9
Updated to match(es) played on June 28, 2015. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

Northwest Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Tacoma 253 (C) 12 4 7 1 23 25 2 13 2015 NPSL West Region playoffs
2 Spartans Futbol Club 12 3 8 1 18 33 15 10
Updated to match(es) played on June 28, 2015. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

Southwest Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 San Diego Flash (C) 12 9 1 2 35 14 +21 29 2015 NPSL West Region playoffs
2 Deportivo Coras USA 12 8 2 2 29 14 +15 26
3 FC Force 12 3 5 4 20 23 3 13
4 FC Hasental 12 3 6 3 15 18 3 12
5 Temecula FC 12 1 10 1 14 44 30 4
Updated to match(es) played on July 2, 2015. Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion.

Playoffs

[7]

Southeast Conference Playoffs

Semifinal
July 10
Final
July 11
      
1 Chattanooga FC 5
4 Nashville FC 1
1 Chattanooga FC 3
2 Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves 0
2 Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves 4
3 Georgia Revolution 1

Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

Regional and National Playoffs

  Regional First Round
July 11–18
Regional Semifinal
July 18–24
Regional Final
July 25
National Semifinal
August 1
National Final
August 8
                                               
4 New York Athletic Club 4     1 New York Cosmos B  
5 Chesterfield United FC 2     4 New York Athletic Club for  
  1 New York Cosmos B 2  
  2 Clarkstown SC Eagles 0  
3 Fredericksburg FC 1* 2 Clarkstown SC Eagles 1
6 GBFC Thunder 0     3 Fredericksburg FC 0  
  1 New York Cosmos B 5  
  4 CD Aguiluchos USA 2  
3 Deportivo Coras USA 0     1 Sonoma County Sol 2(7)  
6 CD Aguiluchos USA 4     6 CD Aguiluchos USA 2(8)  
  6 CD Aguiluchos USA 4
  4 Sacramento Gold 3  
4 Sacramento Gold 3* 2 San Diego Flash 1
5 FC Tacoma 253 2     4 Sacramento Gold 3  
  1 New York Cosmos B 3*
  2 Chattanooga FC 2
          1 Myrtle Beach Mutiny 3  
          4 FC Wichita 1  
  1 Myrtle Beach Mutiny 2
  2 Chattanooga FC 3  
      2 Chattanooga FC 1
          3 Miami Fusion FC 0  
  2 Chattanooga FC 3
  3 Indiana Fire 0  
          1 Madison 56ers 0  
          4 Indiana Fire 1  
  4 Indiana Fire 3
  3 AFC Cleveland 1  
      2 Detroit City FC 1
          3 AFC Cleveland 2  

Note: Teams in national semifinal were reseeded and paired based on those seeds (1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3).
Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

NPSL League Awards

Week NPSL Player of the Week
Player Position Club Reason
Week 1 John Connolly GK Sacramento Gold
Week 2 Danny Martinez FW Real San Jose
Week 3 Nick Hamilton DF San Diego Flash
Week 4 Simon Rawnsley FW CD Aguiluchos USA
Week 5 Khalid Arramdani FW San Francisco Stompers
Week 6 Julian Stahler DF New York Cosmos B
Week 7 Ryan Hurdes FW Jersey Blues FC
Week 8 Aksel Juul MF Myrtle Beach FC
Week 9 Drew Whalen FW Madison 56ers
Week 10 Mario Pinto FW Joplin Demize
Week 11 Samuel Goni FW Chattanooga FC
Week 12 Matt Clare MF FC Wichita
Week 13 Alex Ivanov GK AFC Cleveland
Week 14 Jon Ibarrondo FW Myrtle Beach FC
Week 15 George Stannard FW New York Athletic Club
Week 16 Kendell McFayden DF FC Buffalo
1st Team All NPSL[8]
Position Player Club
DF John Neeskens New York Cosmos B
DF Sean Rutter Chattanooga FC
DF Kevin Ten Eyck FC Wichita
DF Kendell McFayden FC Buffalo
MF Cyrus Saydee Detroit City FC
MF Ruben Bover New York Cosmos B
MF Matt Clare FC Wichita
FW William Mellors-Blair Detroit City FC
FW Ross Middlemiss CD Aguiluchos USA
FW Jon Ander Ibarrondo Myrtle Beach FC
GK Gregory Hartley Chattanooga FC
2nd Team All NPSL
Position Player Club
DF Taylor Varnadore Sonoma County Sol
DF Zach Schewee Detroit City FC
DF Prince Bere San Francisco Stompers
DF Pierre Elusma Miami Fusion FC
MF Admir Suljevic AFC Cleveland
MF Leo De Smedt Chattanooga FC
MF Chris Daly Sonoma County Sol
FW Mario Pinto Joplin Demize
FW Nago Mbengue Indiana Fire
FW Miguel Herlein New York Cosmos B
GK John Connolly Sacramento Gold
NPSL Golden Ball[9]
Position Player Club
FW Jon Ander Ibarrondo Myrtle Beach FC

References

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  2. "Fredericksburg FC adds NPSL, WPSL programs to youth club's player development structure". Soccer Wire. November 25, 2014.
  3. "Colonials Back In The NPSL". Morris County Colonials. November 21, 2014.
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