2008 NPSL Season

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National Premier Soccer League
ChampionsPennsylvania Stoners

The 2008 National Premier Soccer League season was the 6th season of the NPSL. The season started in May, 2008, and ended with the NPSL Championship Game on August 3, 2008.

Pennsylvania Stoners finished the season as national champions, beating St. Paul Twin Stars in the NPSL Championship game in Uniondale, New York on 3 August 2008.[1]

Pennsylvania Stoners forward Tom Ehrlich was named the National Premier Soccer League's Player of the Year.[2] Tom Ehrlich was also the league's top scorer, with 11 goals.[3]

Changes From 2007[edit]

New Franchises[edit]

  • Twelve franchises joined the league this year, all expansion franchises:
Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
Flag of Alabama.svg Alabama Spirit Birmingham area Birmingham, AL expansion - Provisional member
Flag of Arizona.svg Arizona Sahuaros Phoenix area Phoenix, AZ returned to league after several years in USASA
Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg Atlanta FC Greater Atlanta area Sandy Springs, GA expansion
Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Lancaster Inferno Lancaster area Salunga-Landisville, PA expansion
Flag of Maine.svg Maine Sting State of Maine Bangor, ME expansion
Flag of Maryland.svg Maryland United Harford County area Bel Air, MD expansion
Flag of New Jersey.svg Morris County Colonials Morris County area Morristown, NJ expansion
Flag of New York.svg New York Athletic Club Wetschester County area Pelham, NY expansion
Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Pennsylvania Stoners Lehigh Valley area Allentown, PA expansion
Flag of South Carolina.svg Performance FC Phoenix Greenville area Greenville, SC expansion
Flag of Alabama.svg Rocket City United Huntsville area Huntsville, AL expansion
Flag of California.svg San Diego United Greater San Diego area El Cajon, CA expansion

Name Changes[edit]


Final standings[edit]

Purple indicates division title clinched

North Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Pennsylvania Stoners 10 25
2 Boston Aztec 10 19
3 Queen City FC 10 7
4 Maine Sting 9 4
5 Morris County Colonials 9 1

Mid-Atlantic Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Long Island Academy 9 23
2 New York Athletic Club 10 14
3 Maryland United 9 13
4 Lancaster Inferno 8 11
5 Atlantic City Diablos 10 9

Southeast Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Atlanta FC 8 6 2 0 18
2 Performance FC Phoenix 8 3 3 2 11
3 Rocket City United 8 1 5 2 5
4 Alabama Spirit 0 0

Midwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Minnesota TwinStars FC 6 12
2 Chicago Fire NPSL 6 11
3 Princeton 56ers 6 11
4 Milwaukee Bavarians 6 0

Southwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 San Diego United 8 5 2 1 16
2 Arizona Sahuaros 8 3 4 1 10
3 Albuquerque Asylum 8 2 4 2 8

Northwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Sonoma County Sol 9 21
2 Santa Cruz County Breakers 9 20
3 Real San Jose 9 10
4 Salinas Valley Samba 9 0


Divisional Rounds[edit]

Sonoma County Sol 3-1 San Diego United
Minnesota TwinStars FC beat Atlanta FC

Semi finals[edit]

Pennsylvania Stoners beat Sonoma County Sol
Minnesota TwinStars FC 1-1 Long Island Academy (Minnesota TwinStars win 4-2 on penalties)


Pennsylvania Stoners 3-0 St. Paul Twin Stars


  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
      N Pennsylvania Stoners  
  SE San Diego United 1     NE Sonoma County Sol    
  NE Sonoma County Sol 3         N Pennsylvania Stoners 3
      MW Minnesota TwinStars FC 0
      MA Long Island Academy 1(2)    
  MW Minnesota TwinStars FC     MW Minnesota TwinStars FC 1(4)  
  SE Atlanta FC  


  1. ^ http://npsl.myeliteclub.com/Loadpage.aspx?DXPk=67[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ http://npsl.myeliteclub.com/Loadpage.aspx?DXPk=72[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "::Club News::". Archived from the original on May 28, 2009. Retrieved May 17, 2009.