2005 NPSL Season

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National Premier Soccer League
Season 2005
Champions Detroit Arsenal
2004
2006

The 2005 National Premier Soccer League season was the 3rd season of the NPSL. Prior to the beginning of the year the league changed its name from the Mens Premier Soccer League to the National Premier Soccer League, to recognize the league's eastward expansion and the creation of the new Midwest Division.

Expansion franchise Detroit Arsenal finished the season as national champions, beating Sonoma County Sol in the NPSL Championship game

Changes From 2004[edit]

New Franchises[edit]

  • Eight franchises joined the league this year, all expansion franchises:
Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
Flag of Michigan.svg Detroit Arsenal Detroit area Berkley, MI expansion
Flag of Michigan.svg Grand Rapids Alliance Grand Rapids area Grand Rapids, MI expansion
Flag of Wisconsin.svg Milwaukee Bavarians Milwaukee area Milwaukee, WI expansion
Flag of Minnesota.svg Minnesota Blast Minneapolis area Burnsville, MN expansion
Flag of Wisconsin.svg Princeton 56ers Madison area Madison, WI expansion
Flag of California.svg San Diego Pumitas San Diego area San Diego, CA expansion
Flag of California.svg San Jose Frogs San Jose area San Jose, CA expansion
Flag of Minnesota.svg St. Paul Twin Stars St. Paul area St. Paul, MN expansion

Folding[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Purple indicates division title clinched
Green indicates playoff berth clinched

West Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Sacramento Knights 18 12 4 2 42 20 22 38
2 Sonoma County Sol 18 11 5 2 26 16 20 35
3 Chico Rooks 18 8 6 4 32 27 5 28
4 Salinas Valley Samba 18 8 7 3 29 25 4 24
5 Albuquerque Asylum 18 4 7 7 23 32 -9 19
6 San Diego Pumitas 18 4 8 6 32 34 -2 18
7 Las Vegas Strikers 18 2 12 4 24 52 -28 10
8 San Jose Frogs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Midwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Detroit Arsenal 10 8 0 2 42 5 37 26
2 Milwaukee Bavarians 10 8 1 1 24 6 18 25
3 Princeton 56ers 10 5 5 0 17 20 -3 15
4 Minnesota Blast 10 3 5 2 15 20 -5 11
5 St. Paul Twin Stars 10 2 7 1 14 36 -22 7
6 Grand Rapids Alliance 10 1 9 0 10 36 -26 3

Playoffs[edit]

Semi finals[edit]

Sonoma County Sol beat Sacramento Knights
Detroit Arsenal beat Milwaukee Bavarians

Final[edit]

Detroit Arsenal 1-0 Sonoma County Sol

References[edit]