2019 NPSL season

The 2019 National Premier Soccer League season is part of the 107th season of FIFA-sanctioned soccer in the United States and the 17th season of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). Miami FC, formerly "Miami FC 2," are the defending champion.

National Premier Soccer League
Season2019
ChampionsMiami FC
2020 Hank Steinbrecher Cup qualifierCleveland SC
2020 U.S. Open Cup qualifiersFC Davis
CrossFire Redmond
FC Golden State
Cleveland SC
Detroit City FC
Minneapolis City SC
Tulsa Athletic
Midland-Odessa Sockers FC
Chattanooga FC
Miami FC
FC Motown
New York Cosmos B
2018
2020
All statistics correct as of January 7, 2019.
Matches played and goals scored include
all regular-season and playoff matches.

Changes from 2018

Six members of the NPSL will participate in the inaugural NPSL Members Cup tournament immediately following the 2019 regular season.

Teams

Incoming teams

Team Location Notes
A.S. Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Expansion
Central Florida Panthers SC Orlando, Florida Expansion
City of Angels FC Los Angeles, California Returned from one-year hiatus
Crossfire Redmond Redmond, Washington Expansion
Dallas City FC Dallas, Texas Returned from one-year hiatus
Denton Diablos FC Denton, Texas Expansion
High Desert Elite FC Adelanto, California Expansion
Michigan Stars FC Pontiac, Michigan Returned from one-year hiatus
Pittsburgh Hotspurs Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Expansion
San Ramon FC San Ramon, California Joined from LIGA NorCal
Toledo Villa FC Toledo, Ohio Joined from United Premier Soccer League

Moved and/or rebranded teams

Team Previous Name Location Previous Location Notes
Atlanta SC Atlanta Silverbacks FC Atlanta, Georgia Rebrand[1]
Jacksonville Armada U-23 Jacksonville Armada FC Jacksonville, Florida Reserve side replaced first team in league[2]
Miami FC Miami FC 2 Miami, Florida Rebrand[3]
Philadelphia Lone Star FC Junior Lone Star FC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rebrand[4]

Outgoing teams

Team Location Notes
Boca Raton FC Delray Beach, Florida Joined United Premier Soccer League
CD Aguiluchos USA Oakland, California Not listed on NPSL website
Elm City Express New Haven, Connecticut Hiatus[5]
Emerald Force SC Knoxville, Tennessee Folded[6]
FC Brownsville Brownsville, Texas Not listed on NPSL website
Fort Pitt Regiment Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Not listed on NPSL website
GBFC Thunder Union, New York Not listed on NPSL website
Houston Dutch Lions FC Conroe, Texas Not listed on NPSL website
Legacy 76 James City County, Virginia Not listed on NPSL website
Kitsap Pumas Kitsap County, Washington Folded
Milwaukee Torrent Wauwatosa, Wisconsin On hiatus before NPSL Members Cup
New Orleans Jesters New Orleans, Louisiana Inactive[7]
Palm Beach United Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Rebrand, Joined USL League Two as Treasure Coast Tritons[8]
Regals SCA Airline, Texas Hiatus[9]
Seacoast United Mariners Portland, Maine Not listed on NPSL website
Shreveport Rafters FC Shreveport, Louisiana Not listed on NPSL website
Stockton FC Stockton, California Dropped out of the 2019 season
TSF FC Wayne, New Jersey Not listed on NPSL website
Viejos Son Los Trapos FC Saint Paul, Minnesota Hiatus

Standings and results

Midwest Region

North Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Minneapolis City SC (C) 12 9 2 1 30 11 +19 28 Midwest Region Quarterfinals
2 Med City FC 12 8 1 3 28 11 +17 27
3 Duluth FC 12 8 2 2 38 11 +27 26
4 Minnesota TwinStars FC 12 6 5 1 27 20 +7 19
5 Sioux Falls Thunder FC 12 2 8 2 15 25 10 8
6 Dakota Fusion FC 12 2 9 1 15 39 24 7
7 La Crosse Aris FC 12 2 10 0 10 46 36 6
Updated to match(es) played on July 9, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.
(C) Champion.

Great Lakes Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Detroit City FC (C) 14 10 1 3 39 6 +33 33 Midwest Region Semifinals
2 AFC Ann Arbor 14 9 2 3 25 10 +15 30 Midwest Region Quarterfinals
3 Grand Rapids FC 14 9 3 2 24 12 +12 29
4 Kalamazoo FC 14 6 3 5 18 13 +5 23
5 FC Columbus 14 4 8 2 18 23 5 14[lower-alpha 1]
6 Michigan Stars FC 14 3 6 5 14 17 3 14[lower-alpha 1]
7 Toledo Villa FC 14 2 11 1 11 38 27 7
8 FC Indiana 14 1 10 3 8 38 30 6
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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. FC Columbus and Michigan Stars FC were equal on head to head points (2-2) and head to head goal difference (0-0).

East Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Cleveland SC (C) 10 8 2 0 29 9 +20 24 Midwest Region Semifinals
2 Rochester Lancers 10 6 2 2 20 15 +5 20 Midwest Region Quarterfinals
3 Erie Commodores 10 4 2 4 17 13 +4 16
4 FC Buffalo 10 4 4 2 18 19 1 14
5 Syracuse FC 10 1 7 2 13 26 13 5[lower-alpha 1]
6 Pittsburgh Hotspurs 10 1 7 2 10 25 15 5
Updated to match(es) played on July 13, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. Syracuse FC wins the tiebreaker on head to head points over Pittsburgh Hotspurs (4-1)

Northeast Region

North Atlantic Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Cosmos B 14 13 0 1 47 4 +43 40 North Atlantic Conference playoffs
2 Brooklyn Italians 14 10 1 3 43 15 +28 33
3 Kingston Stockade FC 14 7 3 4 22 18 +4 25
4 Hartford City FC 14 5 5 4 37 25 +12 19
5 Rhode Island Reds F.C. 14 4 9 1 21 38 17 13
6 Greater Lowell Rough Diamonds 14 3 9 2 16 41 25 11
7 Boston City FC 14 2 9 3 17 47 30 9
8 New York Athletic Club 14 2 10 2 15 30 15 8
Updated to match(es) played on July 9, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.

Mid-Atlantic Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Baltimore 8 6 1 1 19 9 +10 19[lower-alpha 1] Mid-Atlantic Conference playoffs
2 Virginia Beach City FC 8 6 1 1 16 5 +11 19
3 Northern Virginia United FC 8 3 5 0 12 10 +2 9
4 Charlottesville Alliance FC 8 1 5 2 5 13 8 5[lower-alpha 2]
5 FC Frederick 8 1 5 2 5 20 15 5
Updated to match(es) played on July 9, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.
Notes:
  1. FC Baltimore wins the standings tiebreaker over Virginia Beach City FC on head to head points. (4-1)
  2. Charlottesville Alliance FC and FC Frederick finished equal on head to head points (2-2) and head to head goal difference (0-0).

Keystone Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Atlantic City FC 10 7 2 1 33 14 +19 22[lower-alpha 1] Keystone Conference playoffs
2 West Chester United SC 10 7 2 1 36 12 +24 22
3 FC Motown 10 6 3 1 23 13 +10 19
4 Philadelphia Lone Star FC 10 5 3 2 22 19 +3 17
5 FC Monmouth 10 5 4 1 18 21 3 16
6 Torch FC 10 4 5 1 16 28 12 13
7 Electric City Shock SC 10 2 7 1 17 31 14 7[lower-alpha 2]
8 Hershey FC 10 1 5 4 10 22 12 7
9 New Jersey Copa FC 10 1 7 2 16 31 15 5
Updated to match(es) played on June 25, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.
Notes:
  1. Atlantic City FC defeated West Chester United SC in their only regular season meeting to win the standings tiebreaker.
  2. Electric City Shock wins the standings tiebreaker over Hersey FC based on head to head points. (6-0)

South Region

Sunshine Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Miami FC 10 9 1 0 48 5 +43 27 Sunshine Conference playoffs
2 Naples United FC 10 8 2 0 24 7 +17 24
3 Miami United FC 10 7 3 0 29 7 +22 21
4 Jacksonville Armada FC U-23 10 3 6 1 13 32 19 10
5 Central Florida Panthers SC 10 1 8 1 10 38 28 4
6 Storm FC 10 1 9 0 8 43 35 3
Updated to match(es) played on July 9, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.

Southeast Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Chattanooga FC 10 7 2 1 29 11 +18 22 Southeast Conference playoffs
2 Greenville FC 10 5 1 4 20 9 +11 19
3 Asheville City SC 10 5 3 2 12 10 +2 17
4 Inter Nashville FC 10 4 5 1 14 22 8 13
5 Georgia Revolution FC 10 3 6 1 15 21 6 10
6 Atlanta SC 10 1 8 1 7 24 17 4
Updated to match(es) played on July 9, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.

Lone Star Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Midland-Odessa Sockers FC 12 9 1 2 27 7 +20 29 Lone Star Conference playoffs
2 Denton Diablos FC 12 9 3 0 43 15 +28 27
3 Fort Worth Vaqueros FC 12 7 2 3 26 14 +12 24
4 Dallas City FC 12 6 4 2 24 22 +2 20
5 Laredo Heat 12 4 6 2 22 18 +4 14
6 Katy 1895 FC 12 1 10 1 9 45 36 4
7 Tyler FC 12 1 11 0 8 38 30 3
Updated to match(es) played on June 25, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.

Heartland Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Tulsa Athletic 10 7 0 3 24 8 +16 24 Heartland Conference playoffs
2 Little Rock Rangers 10 4 5 1 18 15 +3 13[lower-alpha 1]
3 Demize NPSL 10 3 3 4 9 12 3 13
4 Ozark FC 10 3 4 3 16 18 2 12
5 FC Wichita 10 2 3 5 15 15 0 11
6 Saint Louis Club Atletico 10 2 6 2 13 27 14 8
Updated to match(es) played on July 9, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.
Notes:
  1. Little Rock Rangers and Demize NPSL were equal on head to head points (3-3) and head to head goal difference. (0-0)

West Region

Southwest Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Golden State (C) 18 15 2 1 67 17 +50 46 West Region playoffs
2 FC Arizona 18 12 1 5 46 19 +27 41
3 ASC San Diego 18 12 5 1 36 13 +23 37
4 Orange County FC 18 11 4 3 46 23 +23 36
5 A.S. Los Angeles 18 7 8 3 30 37 7 24
6 Temecula FC 18 6 8 4 29 35 6 22
7 Oxnard Guerreros FC 18 5 11 2 25 44 19 17
8 Riverside Coras USA 18 3 12 3 27 51 24 12[lower-alpha 1]
9 High Desert Elite FC 18 4 14 0 16 47 31 12
10 City of Angels FC 18 3 13 2 21 57 36 11
Updated to match(es) played on June 25, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. Riverside Coras USA and High Desert Elite were tied on head to head points (3-3). Riverside Coras USA won the tiebreaker on head to head goal difference (+2 to -2)

Northwest Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Crossfire Redmond (C) 10 7 2 1 30 23 +7 22 West Region playoffs
2 OSA FC 10 6 4 0 23 17 +6 18
3 Spokane SC Shadow 10 4 4 2 15 14 +1 14
4 FC Mulhouse Portland 10 4 5 1 22 20 +2 13
5 PDX FC 10 2 8 0 13 29 16 6
Updated to match(es) played on July 9, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.
(C) Champion.

Golden Gate Conference

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Davis (C) 11 8 1 2 34 18 +16 26 West Region playoffs
2 San Ramon FC 11 6 4 1 22 19 +3 19
3 Academica SC 11 5 4 2 27 19 +8 17[lower-alpha 1]
4 Sacramento Gold 11 5 4 2 25 20 +5 17
5 El Farolito 11 4 3 4 15 10 +5 16
6 Napa Valley 1839 FC 11 3 6 2 17 26 9 11
7 East Bay FC Stompers 11 2 6 3 17 29 12 9
8 Sonoma County Sol 11 1 6 4 17 33 16 7
Updated to match(es) played on July 9, 2019. 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. If three or more teams are tied on points, a mini-table involving only the tied teams is used, and teams are ranked in the mini-table on points. If two teams are tied on points in the mini-table, the two-team rules for classification apply. If three or more teams are tied on points in the mini-table, they are ranked based on 1) wins in conference competition; 2) total goal differential in conference competition; 3) fewest losses in conference competition; 4) coin toss.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. Academica SC and Sacramento Gold were equal on head to head points (3-3) and head to head goal difference (0-0).

Playoffs

Northeast Region Conference playoffs

Keystone Conference playoffs

Semifinals
July 2
Final
July 6
      
1 Atlantic City FC 1
4 Philadelphia Lone Star FC 2
3 FC Motown 2
4 Philadelphia Lone Star FC 0
2 West Chester United SC 2
3 FC Motown 3

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

Mid-Atlantic Conference playoffs

Final
July 6
   
1 FC Baltimore 1*
2 Virginia Beach City FC 0

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

North Atlantic Conference playoffs

Final
July 10
   
1 New York Cosmos B 1
2 Brooklyn Italians 0

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

South Region Conference playoffs

Southeast Conference playoffs

Semifinals
July 12
Final
July 13
      
1 Chattanooga FC 3
4 Inter Nashville FC 0
1 Chattanooga FC 4
3 Asheville City SC 1
2 Greenville FC 0
3 Asheville City SC 1*

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

Sunshine Conference playoffs

Semifinals
July 10
Final
July 13
      
1 Miami FC 4
4 Jacksonville Armada U-23 0
1 Miami FC 3
3 Miami United FC 2
2 Naples United FC 1
3 Miami United FC 2

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

Lone Star Conference playoffs

Semifinals
July 11
Final
July 13
      
1 Midland-Odessa Sockers FC 9
4 Dallas City FC 1
1 Midland-Odessa Sockers FC 1
3 Fort Worth Vaqueros FC 2
2 Denton Diablos FC 1(4)
3 Fort Worth Vaqueros FC 1(5)

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

Heartland Conference playoffs

Semifinal
July 10
Final
July 13
      
1 Tulsa Athletic 6
4 Ozark FC 2
1 Tulsa Athletic 2
3 Demize NPSL 0
2 Little Rock Rangers 1(0)
3 Demize NPSL 1(3)

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

Regional and National playoffs

  Regional Quarterfinals
July 6–16
Regional Semifinals
July 12–19
Regional Finals
July 20–21
National Semifinals[A]
July 27
National Final
August 3
                                               
       
  NE1 New York Cosmos B  
    Bye  
     
       
  NE1 New York Cosmos B 3  
  NE2 FC Baltimore 1  
       
       
  NE2 FC Baltimore 1
    NE3 FC Motown 0  
     
       
  1 New York Cosmos B 2  
  4 ASC San Diego 0  
SW2 FC Arizona 4  
GG2 San Ramon FC 0  
  W1 FC Arizona 3*
    W4 Academica SC 2  
GG1 FC Davis 1
GG3 Academica SC 3  
  W1 FC Arizona 1
  W3 ASC San Diego 2  
NW1 Crossfire Redmond 7  
NW2 OSA FC 1  
  W2 Crossfire Redmond 1(1)
    W3 ASC San Diego 1(4)  
SW1 FC Golden State 2(2)
SW3 ASC San Diego 2(4)  
  1 New York Cosmos B 1
  2 Miami FC 3
       
  SS Miami FC 2  
    SE Chattanooga FC 0  
     
       
  SS Miami FC 4  
  HL Tulsa Athletic 1  
       
       
  HL Tulsa Athletic 3
    LS Fort Worth Vaqueros 1  
     
       
  2 Miami FC 4
  3 Cleveland SC 1  
       
       
  MW1 Cleveland SC 6*
    MW6 Rochester Lancers 4  
MW5 AFC Ann Arbor 1(4)[B]
MW6 Rochester Lancers 1(5)  
  MW1 Cleveland SC 2(3)
  MW2 Detroit City FC 2(2)  
       
       
  MW2 Detroit City FC 2
    MW3 Minneapolis City SC 0  
MW3 Minneapolis City SC 2
MW4 Med City FC 1  

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

  1. ^ A The remaining four teams were reseeded for the national semifinals.
  2. ^ B This match started on July 16, 2019 in Ann Arbor, MI but was suspended in the 69th minute due to darkness. It was resumed and finished on July 18, 2019 in Erie, PA.[10]

Members Cup

Six teams participated in the NPSL Members Cup, formerly known as the NPSL Founders Cup, a competition that ran from August to October 2019 after the conclusion of the regular 2019 NPSL season. It was intended to lead to a new professional league beginning play in the spring of 2020.[11][12][13]

Several other clubs were initially announced to be part of the tournament. California United Strikers FC officially announced on Twitter that it had withdrawn from both the Founders Cup and subsequent league on March 1, 2019 and were replaced by Napa Valley 1839 FC on March 7, 2019.[14][15] On June 27, 2019, Oakland Roots SC announced its intent to join the upcoming National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) in Spring 2020 and would be dropping out of the tournament "to focus on NISA as (their) preferred path forward."[16]

When the competition officially re-branded on July 24, 2019, ASC San Diego, Cal FC, FC Arizona, Miami FC, and Miami United FC had been removed while the Michigan Stars FC had been added.[11] On August 15, Chattanooga and Detroit City were both announced to be joining NISA in the spring of 2020.[17] Michigan Stars were also confirmed to be joining NISA on September 21.[18]

Teams

Team City Stadium Founded Head coach
Chattanooga FC Chattanooga, Tennessee Finley Stadium 2009 Bill Elliott
Detroit City FC Hamtramck, Michigan Keyworth Stadium 2012 Trevor James
Michigan Stars FC Pontiac, Michigan Ultimate Soccer Arena 1998 George Juncaj
Milwaukee Torrent Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Hart Park 2015 Carlos “Cacho” Córdoba
Napa Valley 1839 FC Napa, California Dodd Stadium 2016 Rogelio Ochoa
New York Cosmos Uniondale, New York Mitchel Athletic Complex 2010 Carlos Mendes

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Detroit City FC (C) 10 8 1 1 17 4 +13 25
2 New York Cosmos 10 7 2 1 22 7 +15 23
3 Chattanooga FC 10 4 2 4 19 10 +9 14
4 Milwaukee Torrent 10 3 2 5 10 12 2 10[lower-alpha 1]
5 Michigan Stars FC 10 2 2 6 9 17 8 8
6 Napa Valley 1839 FC 10 1 1 8 5 32 27 4
Source: NPSL.com
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. Milwaukee Torrent deducted 1 point for violating a stadium ban[19]

Fixtures and results

Home \ Away CHT DET MIC MIL NPV NYC
Chattanooga FC 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–1
Detroit City FC 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–1
Michigan Stars FC 1–4 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–2
Milwaukee Torrent 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–2
Napa Valley 1839 FC 0–6 0–4 3–3 2–1 0–7
New York Cosmos 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–0
Source: NPSL.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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